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ZAKK WYLDE Is 'Beyond Honored' To Be Playing Alongside ERIC CLAPTON And JEFF BECK On New OZZY OSBOURNE Album

Ozzy Osbourne recently confirmed that 15 songs have been recorded for his upcoming follow-up to 2020's "Ordinary Man" album. He is once again working with producer Andrew Watt on the "work-in-progress" LP, which will include guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. Asked about his contributions to the new Ozzy ...

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See Video Of EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque Dedication In Pasadena

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California was officially unveiled on October 11 — a little over a year after his death. A six-and-a-half-minute video of the ceremony (courtesy of Pasadena Media) can be seen below. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is 'Disappointed' In How His Split With MEGADETH Went Down, But Is 'Not Bitter' About It

During an appearance earlier today on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", David Ellefson opened up about his dismissal from MEGADETH five months ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Drummer CASEY GRILLO: 'We Couldn't Ask For A Better Person To Do What He Does With Us'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo celebrated his 45th birthday onstage with his bandmates this past Saturday, October 16 at Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Before leading the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to his longtime friend, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre said about Casey: "This guy's been playing with us for almost five years now. ...

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NIKKI SIXX On Moving To Wyoming With His Wife And Daughter: 'It Was One Of The Greatest Things We've Done'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to the "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps" podcast about his recent decision to leave Southern California, where he had lived for more than four decades, and relocate to Wyoming, the least populous U.S. state. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[My wife Courtney and I] sold our house [in ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Would Like 'Touring' Guitarist MIKE STONE To Make An Appearance On Next Studio Album

QUEENSRŸCHE's Michael Wilton has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will likely contribute guitar solos to the band's next studio album. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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NHC Feat. TAYLOR HAWKINS, DAVE NAVARRO And CHRIS CHANEY: Lyric Video For 'Better Move On'

NHC, the new band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney alongside FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, has released the official lyric video for the song "Better Move On". Check it out below. Hawkins and Chaney previously played together in Alanis Morisette's band in the mid-1990s and are bandmates in Hawkins's solo project, ...

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RACHEL BOLAN On Upcoming SKID ROW Album: 'I Haven't Been This Excited About Our Songs In Quite Some Time'

SKID ROW is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2022 release. The band is recording its new album in Nashville, Tennesse with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others. SKID ROW's new LP will mark ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces December 2021 East Coast Tour

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and his solo band will embark on a short East Coast tour in early December. So far, the following dates have been announced: Dec. 01 - Jergels Rhythm & Grille - Warrendale, PA Dec. 03 - Showplace Theater - Buffalo, NY Dec. 04 - Keg's Canalside - Jordan, NY Dec. 05 ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Why He Is Continuing To Perform ACCEPT Songs With U.D.O.: 'Give The People What They Want'

Six years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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GHOST Announced As Latest In-Game Band Collaboration For IRON MAIDEN's 'Legacy Of The Beast' Mobile Game

IRON MAIDEN's Legacy Of The Beast free-to-play mobile game has announced its third in-game collaboration, this time with Swedish metallers GHOST. Following successful collaborations earlier this year with AMON AMARTH and LACUNA COIL, IRON MAIDEN's Legacy Of The Beast has now teamed up with frequent touring partners GHOST. Legacy Of The Beast has created a ...

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Watch VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrate EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy At Florida Concert

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on Saturday, October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque Officially Unveiled In Pasadena

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California was officially unveiled this morning (Monday, October 11) — a little over a year after his death. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, Andy Wilson, Gene Masuda and Felicia Williams watched as a plaque was ...

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FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, VOLBEAT, HATEBREED Members Mourn Passing Of Music Industry Veteran SCOTT KOENIG

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and Monte Conner, the music industry veteran who signed FEAR FACTORY to Roadrunner Records, are among the notable figures who have paid tribute to Scott Koenig, former manager of BIOHAZARD and FEAR FACTORY, who died last Thursday (October 7) after a battle with COVID-19. He was ...

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