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VIVIAN CAMPBELL On Strained Relationship With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'We Both Made The Mistake Of Going After Each Other Through The Media'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's current co-headlining North American tour with JOURNEY: Vivian: "It's incredible, actually. It's a really good fit. ...

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SPINAL TAP Bassist DEREK SMALLS On The Key To His Longevity: 'Refusal To Learn Another Trade'

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On comparisons of his ...

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JOHN CORABI Looks Back On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Massive Mistake'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Lafon", former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi spoke about the experience of working on the band's 1997 album "Generation Swine" before he was replaced by a returning Vince Neil. "As enjoyable and amazing of an experience the first record was [referring to 1994's self-titled album], that's ...

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THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Feat. GODSMACK Members: New Song 'Nobody Rides For Free' Available

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE will release its new album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", on July 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The third single from the disc, "Nobody Rides For Free", can be streamed below. Following 2016's self-titled debut, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin (drums) and Tony Rombola (guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with ...

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KISS's GENE SIMMONS Talks About Possibility Of Reuniting With Former Members On Upcoming Tour

Marko Syrjala of Finland's Imperiumi recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons in Stockholm, Sweden. A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether there were any negative experiences when he reconnected with various former KISS members — including Vinnie Vincent, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley — ...

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PALLBEARER Releases Music Video For 'Thorns'

Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER will head to European shores next week for a run of shows and festival appearances and has announced a fall 2018 North American tour with Sweden's TRIBULATION. In anticipation of the forthcoming tour dates, PALLBEARER has unleashed a live music video for the track "Thorns", taken from the band's ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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ROCK GODDESS Parts Ways With Bassist TRACEY LAMB

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has parted ways with bassist Tracey Lamb. The band announced her departure after saying that she would be "unable to perform" with the group at Denmark's Metal Magic festival this weekend due to "unforeseen personal circumstances." ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By NEAL SCHON, RICK NIELSEN, BUMBLEFOOT At' G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert'

Joe Satriani has announced the details of "Joe Satriani's G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert", set for January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in beautiful Palm Springs, California. The legendary guitarist's fifth annual event will boast the most illustrious and diverse roster of special guests instructors in G4 history, including Rock And Roll Hall Of ...

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RATT's New Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video, Photos

RATT's new lineup made its live debut last night (Saturday, July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Fan-filmed video footage and photos of the concert can be found below. Singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which also includes drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN ...

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