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BIFF BYFORD Looks Back On METALLICA's 1982 Gig As Support Act For SAXON: 'They Didn't Talk To Us For A Long Time' After That

During an appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was asked to recount a "good story" involving the members of METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Back in the day, METALLICA, they supported us. [We played at] the Whisky [A Go Go] club [in West Hollywood ...

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Former DEATH Members Honor CHUCK SCHULDINER At Second Tribute Concert In Tampa (Video)

On Sunday (December 12), former DEATH members played the second of two shows commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of the band's mastermind Chuck Schuldiner at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) performed DEATH's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing" (1990), in its entirety under the LIVING MONSTROSITY banner, ...

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10 Babymetal Budokan - BABYMETAL

The metal world is roughly divided into two camps: those who think BABYMETAL are a splendid and wildly entertaining force for heavy metal joy, and those who would rather have their limbs sawn off with a rusty Samurai sword than ever hear the Japanese crew's pop-metal hybrid again. A thunderous encapsulation of the BABYMETAL live ...

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION Drops Another New Song, 'Death Is All Around'

Australian metalcore trailblazers THE AMITY AFFLICTION have announced a limited-edition seven-inch EP "Somewhere Beyond The Blue", with the third and final single to be released out today, "Death Is All Around". The seven-inch title "Somewhere Beyond The Blue" is an extrapolation from a message one of singer Ahren Stringer's close friends sent him not long ...

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THEORY Announces Winter 2022 Tour

Fresh off a successful fall 2021 tour, THEORY OF A DEADMAN (a.k.a. THEORY) is returning to the road this winter on the "Say Nothing" tour. THEORY will embark on a headline run, kicking off February 11 in Indianapolis and running through March 13 in Charleston, South Carolina. Support includes BLACK STONE CHERRY from February 11 ...

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STRYPER Announces May 2022 U.S. Tour

Openly Christian rockers STRYPER will embark on a U.S. tour in May 2022. The trek will include a stop at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, where they will be joined by SKID ROW and TESLA, among many others. "We are so excited about touring again," said STRYPER frontman ...

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Ex-STEEL PANTHER Bassist TRAVIS HALEY (a.k.a. LEXXI FOXX) Plays First Show With HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS (Video)

HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS, the new band featuring former STEEL PANTHER bassist Travis Haley (a.k.a. Lexxi Foxx) and longtime friend and television celebrity from MTV's "Pimp My Ride", Diggity Dave, made its live debut this past Friday, December 10 at Boondocks Patio & Grill in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photos and fan-filmed video of the concert can ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Talks To FRANCIS ROSSI In Fourth Episode Of 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

The fourth episode of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, has just been launched across all podcast platforms. Check it out below. In this episode, Dutton and Dickinson chat to STATUS QUO founder and frontman Francis Rossi about how ...

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METALLICA Becomes Investor In TrillerNet

METALLICA, one of the most enduringly influential rock bands of all time, has announced that it has become an investor in TrillerNet, parent company to Triller, VERZUZ, Triad Combat, Triller Fight Club, FITE, and other leading media brands. Terms of the investment are confidential. "METALLICA, like Triller, shares the same passion for disrupting the status ...

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Video Surfaces Of TOOL Drummer DANNY CAREY's Arrest

TMZ has obtained video of TOOL drummer Danny Carey's arrest for an alleged assault Sunday night (December 12) at the Kansas City airport. In the clip, Carey can be heard berating the officers and telling the person filming him to "videotape all of this." The musician, who can be seen wearing ...

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Watch FOZZY Fans Sing CHRIS JERICHO's Parts At London Concert

FOZZY held what was being billed as the "Ultimate Fozzy Fan Fest" Sunday night (December 12) at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England. The final show of the band's U.K. tour started with a world-exclusive premiere listening party of FOZZY's upcoming album, "Boombox". The LP isn't due out until April 15, 2022, but fans ...

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EVANESCENCE And HALESTORM Postpone Last Five Shows Of U.S. Tour Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases

EVANESCENCE has postponed the remaining five shows on its U.S. tour with HALESTORM due to multiple COVID-19 cases within the touring party. The concerts in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Camden, Newark, and Worcester, which were originally scheduled to take place this week, will now happen at the end of January. EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee said: "We've done ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Honored With 'HN Award' From HEDE NIELSEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has received the HN Award from the Hede Nielsen Family Foundation. The award includes a cash prize of DKK 600,000, which he will donate to three different charities in Denmark: Dyrenes Beskyttelse, an organization that engages in animal welfare at national, European and international levels; Kofoeds Skole, an organization carrying out ...

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TESLA, SKID ROW, TOM KEIFER, STRYPER, EXTREME, Others Confirmed For Next Year's M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Internationally renowned M3 Rock Festival will stage its 13th edition next spring at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. M3 Rock Festival's official Kix-Off Party will be held on Friday, May 6 with hometown heroes KIX and special guests DORO and LIZZY BORDEN, and a special VIP-only performance from COUNT 77. The full-blown 2022 ...

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