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LED ZEPPELIN Launches 'Led Zeppelin History' YouTube Series

Episode 1 of "Led Zeppelin History", the first in a series of short stories celebrating what happened 50 years ago, when the members of LED ZEPPELIN entered Olympic Studios to record their debut album, can be seen below. In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of its trailblazing first ...

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BARRY KERCH Calls SHINEDOWN 'A Full Democracy'

During a recent interview with Cutter and Kaytie of Razor 94.7 and 104.7, SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch said that his band is "a full democracy." He explained (hear audio below): "Brent's [Smith, vocals] the 51 percent, because he's gotta be the captain. Every ship has a captain… You have to have a leader, and Brent's ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'The Older I Get, The More I Work'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was recently interviewed by "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about his current tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, which sees him teaming up with four different vocalists — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie WhiteSchenker ...

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JIMMY PAGE Shares Psychedelic Story Behind His Famous FENDER Guitar

In the video below, Jimmy Page shares the psychedelic story behind his famous Fender guitar. Page's custom shop "mirror" and "dragon" Telecaster models — a historic, hands-on collaboration between Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller and Page himself — are modeled after Page's beloved 1959 Fender Telecaster. At each stage in its evolution, this ...

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Two SHINEDOWN Singles Get Certified By RIAA

Two singles from SHINEDOWN's 2015 album "Threat To Survival" have been freshly certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). On April 3, "Cut The Cord" achieved platinum status (one million units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams) while "State Of My Head" officially went gold (500,000 units; each ...

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DEVILDRIVER Announces Fall 2019 European Tour

California metallers DEVILDRIVER will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Frontman Dez Fafara commented: "Absolutely over-the-top excited to come to the EU and knock back a bunch of shows with DEVILDRIVER! Come out and get in the fucking pit. This will be our only EU play in 2019, so don't miss out!" ...

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NORTHTALE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

NORTHTALE, the new Swedish-American power metal band featuring guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P.) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group, which is completed by bassist Mikael Planefeldt and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, will release its debut ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Revelation' Album In August

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on August 23 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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New JIMMY PAGE Book, 'The Anthology', Due Out Later This Year

Genesis Publications has announced a new book by Jimmy Page, "The Anthology", due out later this year. This is British publishing company's second book with Jimmy and follows the 2010 sell-out success of the official signed limited edition, "Jimmy Page By Jimmy Page", which was Genesis's fastest limited-edition title to sell out. (The trade edition ...

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LAST IN LINE: Making Of 'Blackout The Sun' Song (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the song "Blackout The Sun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which was released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff ...

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UNDERØATH Releases 'Bloodlust' Music Video

Grammy-nominated six-piece UNDERØATH has dropped the video for "Bloodlust". The song appears on the band's latest album, "Erase Me", out now via Fearless Records. "For 'Bloodlust', which picks up where 'ihateit' left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer ...

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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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