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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Hardwired' Performance From Albany

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Hardwired" on October 29 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by the band's friend, comedian Jim Breuer; ...

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BRET MICHAELS's Concert In Greeneville, Tennessee Postponed Due To 'Medical Emergency'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels canceled his November 11 concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee "due to a medical emergency." According to a statement posted on Bret's social media sites, the performance was called off because Michaels is suffering from kidney stones and is now immobile due to pain. All tickets purchased ...

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STATIC-X Bassist Says 'Project Regeneration' Is 'The Send-Off WAYNE STATIC Deserves'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos has addressed "questions and misinformation surrounding the dynamics" of his relationship with the band's frontman Wayne Static, particularly in the years prior to Wayne's tragic passing in 2014. Static founded STATIC-X in 1994 and achieved commercial success with the band's 1999 debut, "Wisconsin Death Trip", which included the rock radio hit ...

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KLAUS MEINE's Illness Forces SCORPIONS Sydney Concert Cancelation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS were forced to cancel their concert in Sydney, Australia Saturday night — just two days after calling off their Melbourne show with DEF LEPPARD. SCORPIONS vocalist Klaus Meine issued the following statement: "Dear Australian fans, believe me, I have tried everything to be up on stage tonight in Sydney... I ...

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FOREIGNER's Original Members Reunite On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER played the first of four "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts Friday night (November 9) at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater Friday. The show, which marked the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER's second album, "Double Vision", featured all current bandmembers plus the original musicians who helped to put the iconic group on the map ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'I'm Blessed With An Audience That Is Open To Everything I Do'

Jorge Fretes of Spain's Goetia Media recently conducted an interview with former THE GATHERING and current VUUR frontwoman Anneke Van Giersbergen about her forthcoming "Symphonized" orchestral album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "Symphonized", which features material across her career ...

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AXL ROSE, TOMMY LEE And SEBASTIAN BACH Condemn TRUMP's 'Insensitive' Response To California's Wildfires

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach have slammed President Donald Trump over his tweets about the California wildfires, which have forced tens of thousands of people to quickly evacuate their homes, including several high-profile celebrities. In his tweet early Saturday, Trump blamed the "costly" ...

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ERIC MARTIN Wants RICHIE KOTZEN To Support MR. BIG On What He Believes Will Be Band's Final Tour

Prior to his October 28 solo acoustic performance in Pontypridd, Wales, MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On guitarist Paul Gilbert's departure from the group in 1999: Eric: "It was weird circumstances. Paul just left us. ...

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VENOM To Release 'Storm The Gates' Album In December

Black metal pioneers VENOM will release their 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and cassette versions to arrive in early 2019. Frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant commented: "Get ready for ...

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Backstage With DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN (Video)

DEF LEPPARD wrapped up an extensive summer and fall tour with JOURNEY and is now finishing up the year with stops in Japan, Australia and the U.K. At one of the band's sold-out stateside stops, the Jackson team caught up with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to get another look at his extensive live guitar ...

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MEMPHIS MAY FIRE Releases 'The Old Me' Video

Dallas, Texas metalcore band MEMPHIS MAY FIRE will release its new album, "Broken", on November 16 via Rise Records. The official music video for the disc's first single, "The Old Me", can be seen below. "'The Old Me' is about my struggle with anxiety and depression," said singer Matty Mullins about the intensely personal song. ...

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