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HELLOWEEN's ANDI DERIS 'Didn't Realize' Something Bad Was Going On In The World Until 'Long After' Pandemic Hit

HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris, who lives in Tenerife, the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, spoke to Mayra Dias Gomes of Brazil's "Lokaos Rock Show" about how he has dealt with not being able to play shows for nearly two years during the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we've been in ...

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

On Saturday (December 11), former DEATH members played the first 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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BRENT SMITH Says SHINEDOWN's Upcoming Album Will Be Viewed As 'Controversial' And 'Provocative' By Some People

Brent Smith says that SHINEDOWN's recently completed seventh studio album is a "controversial" and "provocative" effort which delves into "different subject matters" that the band has never addressed in the past. The SHINEDOWN singer discussed the new LP in a recent interview with 95.9 The Rat's Carl Craft. Speaking about the album's more "stripped-down" approach, ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Refuge'

Christian rockers SKILLET will release their new studio album, "Dominion", on January 14, 2022 via Atlantic. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Refuge", can be seen below. "Dominion", produced by Kevin Churko (PAPA ROACH, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Tells JIMMY PAGE Man Who Signed LED ZEPPELIN Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has called out the members of LED ZEPPELIN for commemorating the 14th anniversary of their concert for a charity formed by Atlantic Records founder and CEO Ahmet Ertegun, a man Serj says gave his philanthropic support to Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide. After ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page ...

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AARON LEWIS Accuses Democratic Party Of Being Responsible For 'Systemic Racism' In U.S., Admits He Will Get 'Fact-Checked'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has once again accused the U.S. Democratic Party of being responsible for the "systemic racism" that exists in the country. The outspoken conservative rocker, who reinvented himself as a solo country artist in the last decade, voiced his views before performing his new single called "Am I The Only One" during ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH 'Van Halen Frontman' Special On REELZ: Preview Clip

This coming weekend, Reelz will air a new original special "Frontman" exploring the real life and success story of David Lee Roth with insight from some of the people who knew him best. A preview clip, featuring veteran rock photographer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss, journalist Susan Masino and VAN HALEN biographer Greg Renoff, is available below. ...

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TED NUGENT On How He Beat COVID-19: 'I Listened To What The Government Told Me To Do And I Did Just The Opposite'

Ted Nugent spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about how he managed to beat COVID-19 eight months ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[The virus] was designed by the communist Chinese and Mr. Fauci [the nation's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci] to be gain of function ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist: Producer NICK RASKULINECZ 'Reminded Us A Lot Of Who We Were As Writers Back In The Day'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his band's upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2022. The band is recording the LP in Nashville, Tennesse with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others. SKID ROW's ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Postpones Shows On U.S. Tour

Yngwie Malmsteen has postponed "the next few" concerts on his current U.S. tour. The postponement was announced via a statement shared earlier today on the legendary Swedish guitarist's social media. "Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances (not COVID - don't worry!) and doctor's orders, Yngwie has been instructed to take a few days rest, so the ...

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THE DARKNESS Announces March/April 2022 North American Tour

British rockers THE DARKNESS have announced dates for their 2022 North American tour in support of their latest album, "Motorheart", which came out last month via Cooking Vinyl. The 34-date run will kick off on March 9 in San Diego and wrap on April 24 in Boston. With a back catalog overflowing with sonic gold ...

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Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity - MALIGNANT ALTAR

He probably won't thank me for saying it, but the presence of Dobber Beverly on a record is a pretty firm guarantee of quality. MALIGNANT ALTAR can be enthusiastically added to the Texan's impressive resumé, which already features OCEANS OF SLUMBER, NECROFIER and the legendary INSECT WARFARE, among many other projects. As with all of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Takes Over PANDORA's 'Classic Metal' Station

Rob Halford will take over Pandora's Classic Metal station for a special JUDAS PRIEST "Artist Takeover" mode. During the takeover, Halford will share never-before-heard stories about the trailblazing metal band, while playing a selection of his favorite songs from PRIEST's own discography as well as others. Halford will discuss his love for QUEEN, what it ...

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