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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Says Recent Concerts With LOU GRAMM 'Opened The Door' To Possibility Of Additional Shows Together

FOREIGNER founding guitarist Mick Jones was recently interviewed by RockBandReviews.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he got into music as a child: Mick: "The first thing that sort of affected me, I guess, was my parents had a collection of Les ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS Announces Solo Tour

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will embark on a U.S. West Coast and European tour during which he will perform a solo piano set titled "From Bach To Rock: A Musician's Journey". The trek begins in the U.S. on March 7 and travels to Europe beginning March 30 through mid-April. Rudess's solo performances will travel ...

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SUSPERIA: 'My Darkest Moment' Video Released

The official video for "My Darkest Moment", a new song from Norwegian extreme, melodic metallers SUSPERIA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first full-length studio album since 2009, titled "The Lyricist", which will be released on March 16 via Agonia Records. The origins of SUSPERIA can be traced back to ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: Why I Loathe Guns

Former PANTERA and current SUPERJOINT and DOWN singer Philip Anselmo was interviewed on a recent episode of "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the hour-long chat in the YouTube clip below. Speaking about political division in the United States and the tendencies of people to isolate themselves within their ideological bubbles, ...

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OTEP Aims To Incite Social Change With Upcoming Album

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, will release its as-yet-untitled eighth album later in the year via Napalm Records. Shamaya and her band are currently recording at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used on their first album, "Sevas Tra" (down to her original ...

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SUSPERIA: Video For 'The Lyricist' Title Track

On March 16, Norwegian extreme, melodic metallers SUSPERIA will return with their long-awaited first full-length studio album since 2009, titled "The Lyricist", via Agonia Records. The official video for "The Lyricist" title track can be seen below. The origins of SUSPERIA can be traced back to 1998 when Tjodalv, then occupying the drum seat with ...

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DESTRUCTION Parts Ways With Drummer WAWRZYNIEC 'VAAVER' DRAMOWICZ

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have parted ways with their longtime drummer Wawrzyniec "Vaaver" Dramowicz. According to frontman Schmier, Vaaver has decided to leave the group "for family reasons." But while Schmier calls the split with Dramowicz "very sad," the bassist/vocalist is quick to add: "We won't split up and we won't do a farewell tour." Vaaver, ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says Performing With RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is 'Very Surreal' And 'Heart-Wrenching'

Craig Goldy says that performing with a hologram of Ronnie James Dio is a "very surreal" and "heart-wrenching" experience. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement with the singer and Ronnie's management. For the past several years, ...

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Former DIO, AC/DC, QUIET RIOT Members Join Forces In DREAM CHILD

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the formation of DREAM CHILD, a brand new band featuring former members of DIO, AC/DC and QUIET RIOT. DREAM CHILD is: * Craig Goldy (DIO, GIUFFRIA): Guitar * Wayne Findlay (MSG): Guitar, Keyboards * Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, OPERATION: MINDCRIME): Drums * Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO): ...

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SUSPERIA: Lyric Video For New Song 'I Entered'

On March 16, Norwegian extreme, melodic metallers SUSPERIA will return with their long-awaited first full-length studio album since 2009, titled "The Lyricist", via Agonia Records. The official lyric video for the song "I Entered", taken from "The Lyricist", can be seen below. The origins of SUSPERIA can be traced back to 1998 when Tjodalv, then ...

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BUMBLEFOOT Calls SONS OF APOLLO 'An Interesting Coming Together Of Musical Personalities'

Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-GUNS N'ROSES) was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On recording SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Ron: "With technology today, it's so easy to just piece things together, and there's a disconnect. ...

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