January 2021 - Blabbermouth Archive

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announces Unlocking Date For 'Def Leppard Vault'

On January 13, DEF LEPPARD will officially unlock the "Def Leppard Vault" — the first-ever collection of the band's artifacts and related stories, curated from and told by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell. The "Def Leppard Vault" will serve as a constantly curated museum, including special installations where fans ...

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GHOST Is 'Working On Several Big Things' For 2021

Swedish metallers GHOST have shared an end-of-year Facebook update indicating that announcements about new music and live shows will be forthcoming in the next few months. The Tobias Forge-fronted act has been working on "several big things" for 2021 and will be issuing sporadic updates throughout the year. The full message from A Nameless Ghoul, ...

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SOIL Is Working On New Music

During a December 5-6 Headbangers Con live virtual panel, SOIL vocalist Ryan McCombs spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Whole" album. He said: "We just started writing here recently with the SOIL guys. So that's been a breath of fresh air for me, 'cause I've been going ...

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SLASH, CHAD SMITH Join POST MALONE For BLACK SABBATH, ALICE IN CHAINS Covers During 'Bud Light Seltzer Sessions'

Post Malone was joined by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash during his performance on Thursday (December 31) as part of "Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Years Eve 2021" Facebook livestream. The rapper performed a cover of ALICE IN CHAINS' "Rooster" with Smith, guitarist/producer Andrew Watt and ...

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