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NITA STRAUSS Discusses Signature Guitar With THOMANN MUSIC (Video)

In the 19-minute video below, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, shows her new Ibanez signature guitar at Thomann Music's Thomann Gearhead University. Nita announced the launch of Ibanez JIVA in January via her Facebook page. She wrote: "After years of dreaming, hoping and working, followed by months of ...

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JOHN BUSH On The 'Beauty' Of ARMORED SAINT: 'Everyone Has An Emotional Connection To The Band And To The Songs'

ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush was recently interviewed by PureGrainAudio.com. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the group considered disbanding after the death of guitarist Dave Prichard: John: "We really weren't sure what we were going to do. We had to get ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Partners With LAKAI On Co-Branded Footwear And Apparel Capsule

Los Angeles, California-based footwear manufacturer Lakai has revealed its latest collaboration: a co-branded footwear and apparel capsule with rock legends MOTÖRHEAD, centered around Lakai professional Riley Hawk. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, Inc., worldwide licensing agent for the band. Riley Hawk, son of prominent skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, has built his own ...

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Could GHOST One Day Continue Without TOBIAS FORGE? He Weighs In

Matt Bingham of the Z93 radio station in Saginaw, Michigan recently conducted an interview with GHOST founder and main songwriter Tobias Forge. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels GHOST can one day exist without any original members, like KISS leaders Paul ...

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MICHAEL KISKE Says HELLOWEEN Was 'Fearless' When Creating Classic 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys' Albums

Veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh recently conducted an interview with vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarists Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath of German power metal legends HELLOWEEN about the band's current "Pumpkins United" tour, which also features current vocalist Andi Deris, guitarist Sascha Gerstner, bassist Markus Grosskopf and drummer Dani Löble. You can listen to ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'OVERKILL Has Never Aired Its Dirty Laundry In Public'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On OVERKILL's momentum in recent years, when they've released numerous critically acclaimed albums and delivered strong live performances: Bobby: "I think that for the 30-plus years that ...

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TREMONTI: 'Bringer Of War' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Bringer Of War" from TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from TREMONTI's fourth album, "A Dying Machine", which will be released on June 8 via Napalm Records. The disc was ...

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IRON MAIDEN's TROOPER Beer Celebrates Its Fifth Birthday

Trooper beer, the award-winning collaboration between Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery and British music icons IRON MAIDEN, celebrates its fifth birthday today, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Since its launch in 2013, the 4.7% ABV premium British beer has sold over 20 million pints, firmly establishing itself as a top 40 U.K. beer brand, whilst becoming a leading ...

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Cobra Speed Venom - THE CROWN

One the biggest buzzes in metal this year comes around Swedish death metal crushers THE CROWN. The group is on sure footing these days after returning in 2009 from a five-year hiatus. Johan Lindstrand reclaimed the mike in 2011, rejoining bassist Magnus Olsfelt and rhythm guitarist Marko Tervonen as THE CROWN celebrated its quarter century ...

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NITA STRAUSS On Releasing Solo Album Independently: 'I Didn't Want To Have To Get Anybody's Approval On Anything'

Kris Englehart of Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) about her forthcoming debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On using a Kickstarter campaign to finance the making of "Controlled Chaos": ...

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LIVE NATION Acquires ROCK IN RIO Festival

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is expanding its presence in South America by acquiring a stake in Rock In Rio, which in 2017 was the second highest-grossing festival in all of the world, as well as the largest music festival in South America, attended by more than 700,000 fans from 62 ...

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Cult Swedish Metal Band ICE AGE Releases 'Clever' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Clever". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out last October via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the original ...

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AMORPHIS Vocalist TOMI JOUTSEN: 'Metal Should Always Be An Underground Kind Of Thing'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Tomi Joutsen and guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming "Queen Of Time" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On working with acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren: Esa: "We ...

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