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SAVING ABEL Rejoined By Original Singer JARED WEEKS

SAVING ABEL has announced the return of original vocalist Jared Weeks. A new EP, "Shade Of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", which revisits some of the group's earliest material, will be released this Friday, July 9. "Shade of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", a nod to SAVING ABEL's original moniker when the band first formed ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Explains How His Collaboration With CHAKA KHAN Came About

DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Phil Collen joined the iconic queen of funk Chaka Khan on stage during the Black Girls Rock! 15th-anniversary fundraising gala, which streamed on June 18 on the newly launched BGR!TV network. The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, was an illustrious celebration of black girl magic featuring additional musical performances by Grammy-nominated ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE Mourns Death Of His Mother

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is mourning the death of his mother, Mary Weinrib. Weinrib passed away last Friday (July 2), just weeks shy of her 96th birthday. Born in 1925 in Warsaw, Poland, Weinrib grew up in Wierzbnik, a Jewish shtetl that was part of Starachowice, Poland, which was occupied by the Germans beginning in ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Is 'Anti-War': 'I Don't Like Guns Either'

In a recent interview with Brazil's Inside With Paulo Baron, former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo spoke about the lyrical inspiration for "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", the 2003 album from his SUPERJOINT RITUAL project. "I was calling America out," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "That's what that record's about. The ignorance of the ...

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JOE ELLIOTT Says Performing 'All The Young Dudes' At FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute Concert Was 'The Best Four Minutes Of My Life On Stage'

During an appearance on the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" music series, DEF LEPPARD singer and founding member Joe Elliott was asked what it was like to join surviving members of QUEEN, along with Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, for a performance of "All The Young Dudes" at the Freddie ...

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ALEX LIFESON Says 'There's No Way RUSH Will Ever Exist Again', Believes Band's Final Tour 'Couldn't Have Been Better'

During a June 30 appearance on SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Alex Lifeson discussed the possibility of playing with his longtime RUSH bandmate Geddy Lee again in some capacity. The two haven't performed together since the completion of RUSH's final tour, "R40", which commemorated the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band. ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says Writing His Memoir Has Been 'Cathartic': 'I Think I Needed To Do It'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Making Waves: The ShipRocked Podcast", ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his upcoming memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which is due on October 12 via Rare Bird. The foreword was written by KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. "My co-writer Joel McIver, he's an ...

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DAVID COVERDALE: 'I've Always Challenged Myself As A Singer'

During an appearance on acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa's hit interview series "Live From Nerdville", WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale spoke about his evolution as a vocalist. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've always challenged myself as a singer. And, of course, those [early] songs become more challenging as you get older. Just like you — ...

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STYX Releases Lyric Video For 'Reveries'

The official lyric video for "Reveries" from STYX can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Crash Of The Crown", which came out on June 18 via the band's label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. The legendary rockers — James "JY" Young (lead vocals, guitars), Tommy Shaw (lead vocals, guitars), Chuck ...

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Legendary RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART's Estate Car Collection To Be Presented At Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, has announced its offering of the world-renowned rock drummer and lyricist Neil Peart's collection of classic cars at its 17th annual Pebble Beach Auctions. The incredible opportunity to bid on these extraordinary classic cars, dubbed the "Silver Surfers" by the legendary musician, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has announced new "CMFTour" summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick off on August 6 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, on all dates. Pre-sale tickets are available starting ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN: 'Isolation Is A Terrible Thing'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen went on "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" to talk about his painting and photography work. He also addressed what his life has been like under the pandemic, including reconnecting with an old friend who became a famous golfer. Allen is known for his charity work with people suffering from PTSD, ...

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