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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Has Begun Writing His Memoir

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has commenced work on his memoir. The book, which does not yet have a release date, is being written with Joel McIver, the bestselling author of more than two dozen books on rock music, including "My Life With Deth" from Bello's ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE bandmate, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Speaking to ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For 'Too Bad'

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS has released the official music video for the song "Too Bad" The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Feral Roots", which was released on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. "Feral Roots" was produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A, and ...

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KIP WINGER Has 'No Idea' Why LARS ULRICH Was Throwing Darts At His Poster In 'Nothing Else Matters' Video

WINGER frontman Kip Winger recently spoke with Julia Bueno of Brazil's "Lokaos Rock Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Get Jack", the "musical thriller" he wrote with writer-director Damien Grey: Kip: "It's a story about the five women Jack The Ripper killed, who come ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Teams Up With BRIAN MAY, BRANTLEY GILBERT And KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD For Special Version of 'Blue On Black'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with Brian May of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantley Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to record a special version of the song "Blue On Black" mixed by Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, SHANIA TWAIN, DISTURBED). Titans in each of their respective ...

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SCOTT STAPP Debuts Autobiographical 'Purpose For Pain' Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for CREED, and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain", revealing an autobiographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Slams Legendary A&R Executive JOHN KALODNER: 'I Don't Have A Good Word To Say About Him Anymore'

David Coverdale has slammed former A&R executive John Kalodner as a "pain in the arse" who has "burnt pretty much every bridge of everyone he's worked with." Kalodner, whose tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and Sanctuary, was legendary for discovering, signing and working with a wide array of artists, and for his signature ...

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MEMORIAM To Release 'Requiem For Mankind' Album In June

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, will release its third studio album, "Requiem For Mankind", on June 21 via Nuclear Blast. While MEMORIAM's debut album, "For ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album Producer SHOOTER JENNINGS: 'I Have All Kinds Of Plans For Us For, Like, The Next 30 Years'

On April 4, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings — the producer of McKagan's new solo album, "Tenderness" — discussed the album with Scott Goldman during an appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how the two met in the early 2000s: ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says Songs On New QUEENSRŸCHE Album 'Have An Injection Of Energy'

Mark Thompson from MA Entertainment Global conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton of progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE prior to the band's March 30 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how QUEENSRŸCHE approached their latest studio ...

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SCOTT STAPP Doesn't Pay Attention To Critics

CREED frontman Scott Stapp says that he doesn't pay attention to his critics. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, who will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records, made the decision nearly two decades ago to dismiss the disparaging reviews that have become par for the course ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Rules Out Another 'Operation: Mindcrime' Sequel: 'There's Many Reasons Why Not To Do It'

Michael Wilton says that there are no plans for QUEENSRŸCHE to release another sequel to the band's 1988 masterpiece "Operation: Mindcrime". The original "Operation: Mindcrime" album weaved themes of religion, drug abuse and underground, radical politics and was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) in August 1991. By contrast, 2006's "Operation: ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Debuts To Better Audience Reviews Than 'Black Panther'

The long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic "The Dirt", based on the band's 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography, debuted last Friday, March 22. The band immediately became the top-searched topic on Google Trends with a 4300% spike in searches. Streaming partners have been quick to support the film's soundtrack and MÖTLEY CRÜE's catalogue with the Global ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Creates Soundtrack For 'Black Knight: Sword Of Rage' Pinball Machines

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian and DETHKLOK's Brendon Small have composed and performed the legacy sound package for the third game in Stern Pinball, Inc.'s Black Knight franchise, Black Knight: Sword Of Rage. Says Ian: "Metal and pinball? Yes please. Soundtrack to this killer machine by me." The iconic pinball character the Black Knight returns to entertain ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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