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MASTODON And GOJIRA Pay Tribute To Manager NICK JOHN

MASTODON and GOJIRA have paid tribute to their manager, who died this past weekend. Nick John of The Rick Sales Entertainment Group passed away in his sleep on Saturday morning (September 8)) after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In its first statement, MASTODON called Nick "a kind and gentle soul and an overall amazing human ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING On Relationship With His Former Bandmates: The 'Mutual-Respect Thing Seems To Be Drifting Away'

In a brand new interview with the "Iron City Rocks" podcast, ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked if he would ever entertain reconnecting with his former bandmates if the opportunity presented itself. "I don't know what happened," K.K. said. "I tried to leave discreetly [and] quietly, and that was it. But when ...

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NOTHGARD: 'Malady X' Video Released

German epic melodic death metallers NOTHGARD will release their new album, "Malady X", on October 26 via Metal Blade Records. The official music video for the disc's title track can now be seen below. Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: "With 'Malady X', we have created an album that is both dark and serious, but on ...

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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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GOJIRA Drummer's Art Piece To Benefit Ocean Preservation

On August 2, GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier will unveil his fine-art debut collection, "Vers le Cosmos". Completed with art team SceneFour, the release, which is crafted from the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas, took more than a year to complete. One of the works in the collection, however, is earmarked for the ambitious work of the ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO On Feud Between NEAL SCHON And JONATHAN CAIN: 'I Was Grateful Not To Be There'

Former JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has commented on the war of words between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and Cain feuded publicly on social media last summer after the keyboardist, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. ...

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