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GEOFF TATE On Legal Battle With QUEENSRŸCHE: 'It Was Definitely An Uncomfortable Bump In The Road'

Ivor Whitten conducted an interview with Geoff Tate before the ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer's January 12 concert at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked how he would categorize his music to someone who's never heard it, Tate said: ...

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New KXM Album is 'Better Than The First Two,' Says GEORGE LYNCH

KXM, the band featuring bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick (KING'S X), guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN) and drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), is wrapping up the recording process for its third album at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California. The LP, which is being tracked with producer/engineer Chris Collier — who also helmed the group's first ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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GENE SIMMONS Recalls Writing Songs With BOB DYLAN

Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that amazingly, writing songs with his hero Bob Dylan was a relatively normal experience. Fans were shocked when Simmons's 2004 solo set "Asshole", featured the Simmons/Dylan co-write "Waiting For The Morning Light", which the pair wrote back in 1991. Simmons's recently released, massive collection "Gene Simmons - The ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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GLENN HUGHES And CHAD SMITH Perform With JOE SATRIANI, PHIL COLLEN, JOHN PETRUCCI At 'G3' Concert In Los Angeles (Video)

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) appeared as guests at this past Friday's (Janaury 19) "G3" concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. Hughes and Smith joined the three ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Joined By Ex-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Singer For 'Back On The Streets' Performance At KISS EXPO (Video)

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was joined by his ex-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION bandmate Robert Fleischman earlier today (Saturday, January 20) at the Atlanta KISS Expo 2018 to perform an acoustic version of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION song "Back On The Streets". Video footage of the impromptu performance can be seen below (courtesy of Mike Brunn ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Gives First Interview In More Than 20 Years: 'If The Fans Want Me Back, I Can't Wait'

Earlier today (Friday, January 19) at the Atlanta KISS Expo 2018, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent gave his first public interview in more than two decades when he spoke with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why he decided to attend the KISS Expo: Vinnie: "We have to thank ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' Album In Belfast

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate has just kicked off a European tour on which he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his former band's "Operation: Mindcrime" album. Fan-filmed video footage of the January 12 concert at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, United Kingdom can be seen below. Last month, Tate told ...

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Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE Dead At 67

Former MOTÖRHEAD and FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday (January 10) after a battle with pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Clarke was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1976 until 1982. He was one-third of the band's classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY Interviewed For Upcoming VAN HALEN Documentary

On Saturday, January 6, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was interviewed for a documentary about the legendary rock band which is being produced by a British company. Anthony posted a photo on his Instagram account taken immediately after the interview, along with the caption: "Filmed an interview today for a Van Halen documentary in ...

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GENE SIMMONS Joined By ACE FREHLEY At 'The Vault Experience' Event In Los Angeles (Video)

Gene Simmons began personally delivering copies of his new box set, "Gene Simmons - The Vault Experience: 1966-2016", during an appearance on Saturday (January 6) at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, California. In addition to spending one-on-one time with purchasers, he was joined by his former bandmate, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, for ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Mourns Mother's Death

Marguerite Snider, the the 86-year old mother of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, passed away on January 2, more than two months after she was hit by a car. Snider announced his mother's death on Twitter, writing: "Since so many people continue to ask about my mom's health on social media, I have no choice ...

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