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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Celebrates 60th Birthday

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford turns 60 on Thursday (August 25). The singer and his bandmates celebrated "with a big 'Harley' cake plus a few gifts and cards when [they] were all together in Berlin," according to a posting on the group's official web site. Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford was born August 25, 1951 ...

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METALLICA, MTLEY CRE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Members Attend 'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne' Premiere

METALLICA/OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman/ex-OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde, MTLEY CRE bassist Nikki Sixx and legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE YSTER CULT) are among the musicians who attended last night's (Monday, August 22) special private preview of "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne", the feature-length documentary about ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Says She Hopes VINNIE PAUL 'Sees The Light' And Forgives PHILIP ANSELMO

Mark Carras of RockMyMonkey TV conducted an interview with PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney at a recent stop on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow. On her reconciliation with former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo: "We've exchanged a few e-mails ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist To Play Zombie In 'The Walking Dead'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian announced today that he will appear in makeup on the AMC series "The Walking Dead". He tweeted, "What have I wanted to do since 1978? Be a ZOMBIE!!! Full story on my day on 'Walking Dead' coming later!!!" A photo of Scott's "The Walking Dead" makeup can be seen below. "The ...

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JANI LANE: Vodka And Pills Found At Death Scene

According to TMZ.com, investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where former WARRANT singer Jani Lane was found dead yesterday (Thursday, August 11). Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the ...

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Former WARRANT Singer JANI LANE Dead At 47

According to TMZ.com, former WARRANT singer Jani Lane was found dead earlier this evening (Thursday, August 11) at a Los Angeles-area hotel. He was 47 years old. Lane was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel who responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of ...

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AVANTASIA: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

AVANTASIA the project led by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet closed out this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival on Saturday, August 6 in the small town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, northern Germany. The concert, which was broadcast live on German TV station ZDFkultur, can now be seen below. (Note: ZDFkultur only aired a ...

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MTLEY CRE Lands On 'Hot Tours' Chart

California rock veterans MTLEY CRE have landed at position No. 4 on this week's Billboard.com "Hot Tours" rankings with ticket sales from 11 performances, adding $5.8 million to the tour's overall gross of $10.7 million. The summer trek has included stops at both amphitheaters and arenas and featured support from the bands POISON ...

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IMMOLATION: North American Headlining Tour Announced

New York death metal veterans IMMOLATION have announced the second headlining run in support of their critically acclaimed release "Majesty And Decay". Support on the trek will come from long-running Wisconsin-based death metallers JUNGLE ROT and experimental death grinders GIGAN. "We are once again hitting the road here in the U.S. in October and are ...

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Reunited SWORD To Record New Studio Album

Reunited '80s Montreal power metallers SWORD (not to be confused with Texas-based luminaries THE SWORD) will hold a band meeting next week to discuss the timeline for the recording and release of the group's third studio album. More information will be made available soon. SWORD played its first show in more than 20 years on ...

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HELL OR HIGHWATER: New Video Interview With BRANDON SALLER

On July 21, Robert Herrera of PunkVideosRock.com conducted an interview with former ATREYU drummer/vocalist and current HELL OR HIGHWATER frontman Brandon Saller in Culver City, California. You can now watch the chat below. HELL OR HIGHWATER (formerly known as THE BLACK CLOUD COLLECTIVE) will release its debut album, "Begin Again", independently on August 9. To ...

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NIKKI SIXX Presents Twitter Winner With Signed Guitar In Atlanta

During a recent MTLEY CRE tour stop in Atlanta, Georgia, the band's bassist, Nikki Sixx, presented his 100,000th Twitter follower with a signed Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird bass guitar. Longtime fan and certified Turbo Kick instructor Angie Elliott, along with her husband, got a chance to meet Sixx in their hometown before MTLEY CRE hit ...

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