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Rock Legends ANGEL Sign Deal With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

Legendary rock band ANGEL has signed a deal with Cleopatra Records. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino, along with current member Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), have written 14 brand new songs for the album, which they will begin recording in April. The tracks are described in a press release as "very diverse, ranging from ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'Humanicide' Album In May

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", on May 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. With "Humanicide", DEATH ANGEL has maintained its throne in the universe of thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Explains 'That Crazy White Boy S**t' Song

SICK OF IT ALL drummer Armand Majidi and bassist Craig Setari spoke to Bionic Buzz about the inspiration for the song "That Crazy White Boy Shit", which appears on the band's twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!" Majidi said: "'That Crazy White Boy Shit' is kind of an ironic title for the song, because ...

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ZEAL & ARDOR To Release 'Live In London'

Black metal blues alchemists ZEAL & ARDOR will drop "Live In London" on March 22 via MVKA/Radicallis. The 22-track album, which includes four previously unreleased songs, is the entire recording of the band's headline show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London on December 2017. It will be available digitally, on CD, and as a ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE On Hearing LED ZEPPELIN's 'Physical Graffiti' For First Time: 'It Freaked Me Out'

During an appearance on "Winyl", the podcast hosted by former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee talked about hearing LED ZEPPELIN's "Physical Graffiti" album for the first time and how John Bonham influenced his drumming style in the early years. "Music is so hard ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer And BUTCHER BABIES Singer Go Public

Carla Harvey has gone public with her relationship with Charlie Benante. Although the BUTCHER BABIES co-frontwoman and the ANTHRAX drummer have been dating for at least three years, they apparently chose to keep their relationship quiet. But that all changed over the weekend, when Carla posted an Instagram photo of her with Charlie, along with ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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MARILYN MANSON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

Marilyn Manson is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. Some of the sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" are apparently taking place at the studio of country rocker Shooter Jennings, who recently worked with Duff McKagan on the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Was 'Humbled' When Well-Known Guests Agreed To Appear On His Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Anesthetic": Mark: "That first Slash solo album is definitely kind of a template for at ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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Judge Rules Ex-GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Singer MARK FARNER Can Continue Using MARK FARNER'S AMERICAN BAND Trademark

A federal court in Michigan has denied GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's motion for preliminary injunction to stop former singer Mark Farner from using the band name MARK FARNER'S AMERICAN BAND. In a 26-page opinion, the Honorable Gordon J. Quist, United States District Court judge for the Western District of Michigan, found that GRAND FUNK RAILROAD "fails ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'Lies Are a Business'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has released a music video for the song "Lies Are a Business". The track is taken from his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live For First Time: 'I've Been Apprehensive Of Using One For Obvious Reasons'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine will use a wah-wah pedal live for the first time during tonight's (Tuesday, March 12) "Experience Hendrix" concert at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine revealed his plan in an Instagram video message earlier today. He said (see below): "Tonight's gonna be the first time I'm ever gonna use a wah-wah ...

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MIKE TRAMP On His 2008 Attempt To Resurrect WHITE LION Without VITO BRATTA: 'It Was Just A Moment Of Weakness'

Ex-WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp says that he has apologized to Vito Bratta for trying to resurrect his former band without his onetime songwriting partner and bandmate. The Danish-born singer hasn't played with Bratta since WHITE LION performed its last concert in Boston in September 1991. In the 28 years since WHITE LION broke up, ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD Frontman's 'Counter-Party' Against WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe staged a "counter-party" against the Westboro Baptist Church earlier today (Monday, March 11) in Richmond, Virginia. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for inflammatory hate speech and protests against the LGBTQ+ community, the U.S. military, Catholics, Jews and Muslims, was in Virginia's capital to protest the election of Danica Roem, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer Celebrates First Year Of Sobriety

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody is celebrating his first year of sobriety this weekend. Moody's FIVE FINGER bandmate, bassist Chris Kael, congratulated his friend on the milestone, writing on Instagram: "Join me in celebrating @ivanmoody today on his One Year Sober Birthday! Roughly 75 percent of those who start the path to sobriety ...

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