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JAMES HETFIELD Says He Is 'Skeptical' About Coronavirus Shot, Hopes COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Won't Be Required

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was a guest on episode 11 of "The Fierce Life" podcast in late March. During the half-hour chat, which can be heard below, James confirmed that he and his METALLICA bandmates have been working on music for the follow-up to 2016's "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On 'Incredible' Musical Chemistry With His Brother: 'We Don't Need To Talk. We Just Play.'

In a new interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier was asked if he ever has arguments with his brother and bandmate, drummer Mario Duplantier. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Sometimes, but we're pretty patient. We have anger. I wouldn't say we have anger issues, but sometimes I wonder. We ...

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BEARTOOTH Announces Summer 2021 U.S Tour

Columbus, Ohio-based rock band BEARTOOTH has just announced the U.S. headline "Below" tour taking place this summer. The trek kicks off on August 14 in Las Vegas and winds through the country before wrapping in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 25. All confirmed dates are below, including several festivals at which the band will appear. ...

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JOHN 5: How I Landed Gig As DAVID LEE ROTH's Guitarist

John 5 has opened up about how he landed the gig as David Lee Roth's guitarist more than two decades ago. The 50-year-old axeman, who got his first big break playing on Roth's solo album, "DLR Band", before securing stints with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, spoke about his working relationship with the VAN HALEN ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Postpones All Touring Until 2022

THE PRETTY RECKLESS has opted against making any tour plans for 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier today, the Taylor Momsen-fronted outfit released the following statement via social media: "After much thought and very careful consideration to the ongoing Covid epidemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Defends Early Tourmates METALLICA: 'They Have Worked For Their Success'

For its very first European tour in 1984, METALLICA hooked up with black metal pioneers VENOM, on the latter's "Seven Dates Of Hell" tour, which included concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Aardschok Festival in the Netherlands. In a brand new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", former VENOM and current VENOM INC. ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Dismisses Haters: 'I Really Don't Care What People Think Of Me'

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer spoke to the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast about the negative reaction from some fans to his PSYCHOSEXUAL project, in which he handles lead vocals as the Devil Daddy character. "People voice their opinion," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Of course there's gonna be haters that dislike ...

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MADBALL Headlines Massive Hardcore Show At New York City's Tompkins Square Park (Video)

After 14 months in lockdown, hardcore shows have officially returned to Tompkins Square Park in New York City. MADBALL headlined a concert at the East Village outdoor venue on Saturday (April 24), with support from MURPHY'S LAW, BLOODCLOT (former CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph) and THE CAPTURERS. Donations were being accepted at the all-ages, daytime event, ...

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