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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On Brief Stint As OZZY OSBOURNE's Guitarist In 1995: 'There Was Still A Lot Of Craziness In That Camp'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lead guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "overqualified" to be playing in TESTAMENT considering his accomplishments in the jazz guitar ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA On PETBRICK: 'It's Really Cool Doing A Project With Such An Open Mind'

Portugal's Underground's Voice recently conducted an interview with Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULWAX, MIXHELL, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) and Wayne Adams (BIG LAD, DEATH PEDALS, JOHNNY BROKE) of PETBRICK. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On PETBRICK still being an unknown commodity: Igor: "It's a new ...

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Watch MEGADETH's Entire London Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's entire January 31 concert at The SSE Arena in London, England can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hangar 18 02. The Threat Is Real 03. Wake Up Dead 04. Sweating Bullets 05. Trust 06. Tornado Of Souls 07. Dystopia 08. Symphony Of Destruction 09. Mechanix ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Blasts Senate Republicans For Rejecting Witnesses In TRUMP Impeachment Trial

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has reacted to the news that President Donald Trump is set to be acquitted in his impeachment trial after senators voted against calling witnesses or admitting new evidence. After Democrats pleaded to hear testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton, just two Republicans voted in favor of hearing new testimony, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Detail Making Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Album In 'Building The Perfect Beast' Book

Hachette Books has set a September 8 release date for "Building The Perfect Beast", a new book by the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of MEGADETH, the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, and the author of The New York Times bestseller "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". Book synopsis: "'Building The Perfect Beast' details the ...

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Electric Pentagram - LOVEBITES

There's nothing more satisfying than shutting people up. With their first two albums, and a whole bunch of acclaimed live shows, LOVEBITES swiftly proved that the fact they are an all-woman group that collectively weigh slightly less than one of Chuck Billy's forearms is, thank the metal gods, the least interesting or impressive thing about ...

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CANDLEMASS To Release 'The Pendulum' EP In March

Grammy-nominated classic doom icons CANDLEMASS will release a new EP, "The Pendulum", on March 27 via Napalm Records. The effort is fully comprised of never-before-heard, unused tracks cut from "The Door To Doom" recording sessions. "The Pendulum" perfectly showcases that these timeless Swedish pioneers are the undisputed kings of epic doom. The opener/title track "The ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases Music Video For 'Hype'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a compelling, high-energy music video for "Hype", the raucous, heavy, second single from his sophomore solo album, "Rise". The song and video speak directly to life in our current culture. "'Hype' reflects the over-stimulation, endless information and clever deception that we are bombarded with in today's society," explained Keifer. ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer REED MULLIN

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED), Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD), Harley Flanagan (CRO-MAGS), CROWBAR, Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Terry Butler (OBITUARY), Danko Jones, FAITH NO MORE, Lee Dorrian ...

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Video: MEGADETH Performs 'The Conjuring' In Amsterdam

MEGADETH's classic song "The Conjuring" made its 2020 tour debut last night (Sunday, January 26) at AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Celebrates 65th Birthday With New Selfie

Eddie Van Halen's wife has posted a new photo of the iconic guitarist. On Sunday, Janie Van Halen took to her Twitter to share a selfie of her and her husband and included the following caption: "Someone's celebrating a birthday today #happybirthdaytoyou" She also added birthday cake and heart emojis. There have been a lot ...

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DISTURBED Announces 'The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour' With STAIND

DISTURBED has announced a 31-date "The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour" throughout North America, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guest STAIND and BAD WOLVES, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album "The Sickness". On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'This Last Year Has Been Hell For Me'

Ozzy Osbourne made his first public appearance since announcing his Parkinson's disease diagnosis at last night's Grammy Awards. Speaking to CBS's "Grammy Red Carpet Live" pre-show with his daughter Kelly by his side, the BLACK SABBATH singer admitted that the past year has been a difficult one since he was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Basketball Legend KOBE BRYANT

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, ...

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