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METALLICA Hits 1.3 Billion In 2021 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.3 billion times on Spotify in 2021. This marks the third year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Friday (December 31), adding ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN: 'Jews Are Being Attacked On Streets Of Major U.S. Cities On A Regular Basis Right Now'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman has taken up a social media challenge dubbed the IDF Shirt Challenge which encourages people to post photos of themselves wearing Israel Defense Forces shirts in solidarity with two men who were allegedly victims of an antisemitic attack in Brooklyn, New York. Blake Zavadsky and Ilan Kaganovich were allegedly called "dirty ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Son JACK OSBOURNE Gets Engaged

Jack Osbourne, the 36-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, is engaged to his girlfriend of over two years, Aree Gearhart. Osbourne broke the news of the engagement in an Instagram post on Thursday (December 30). "Today I asked the most beautiful and loving woman I've ever met to marry me. She said yes!!" he ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH: 'We Need To Engage In Dialogue And Civil Discussion To Learn Anything From Each Other'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach has implored his social media followers to engage in civil discourse about sometimes divisive issues, saying we "have much to learn from one another even if we do feel a stark disagreement with another." The 43-year-old singer, who has been open about his battles with anxiety and depression, took to ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Completes Work On Music For New STRYPER Album: 'It May Very Well Be Our Best Yet'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER has completed the songwriting process for the band's upcoming album. The follow-up to last year's "Even The Devil Believes" will once again be recorded at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier today, the 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist posted the following update on his social media: "I'm happy to ...

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DIRTY HONEY To Kick Off NHL's Winter Classic With PRINCE Cover

DIRTY HONEY, one of rock's hottest new bands, will help kick off the 2022 National Hockey League (NHL) Winter Classic on New Year's Day as part of TNT's event coverage. Filmed on one of Minnesota's iconic frozen lakes and directed by Turner Sports' Tyler Lassiter and Craig Murray, the band — Marc LaBelle (vocals), John ...

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Watch New Video Of Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO Receiving Lymphatic Drainage Massage Treatments

New video of former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno receiving lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia can be seen below. A lymphatic drainage massage relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks the lymphatic system. It involves gently manipulating specific areas of the body to help lymph move to an area with working ...

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VOLBEAT Members 'Don't Understand' Band's Radio Success In USA

VOLBEAT's "Shotgun Blues" single, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Servant Of The Mind", recently topped both the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Mediabase Active Rock charts, the Danish/American group's tenth top-charter, and cemented VOLBEAT's record for having the most No. 1 singles on the Mainstream Rock chart by an artist based outside of ...

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RUSH Pinball Machine Coming Soon

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today a new line of pinball machines based on the legendary Canadian rock band RUSH and its music. A teaser video for the pinball machine contains the owl featured on the cover of RUSH's "Fly By Night" album and includes titles ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Announces First NFT Collection, 'Cryptobatz'

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his first foray into the crypto industry with the launch of Cryptobatz, a collection of 9,666 non-fungible tokens. The collection is a nod to his infamous bat-biting incident. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. ...

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Hear Snippet Of New MEGADETH Song 'Life In Hell'

Dave Mustaine has debuted a snippet of music from MEGADETH's upcoming sixteenth studio album. The MEGADETH leader, who turned 60 in September, shared the clip while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Addressing a fan named Gabe, Dave said ...

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JOURNEY Among 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2022' Performers

JOURNEY will perform from New York City's Times Square for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022". This year marks the 50th anniversary of America's go-to annual New Year's tradition that celebrates the year's very best in music. The most-watched New Year's Eve celebration nationwide which features iconic performances of the year's ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: 'Am I Still A Christian?'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has once again clarified his recent comments about Christianity, insisting that he was only referring to the fact that he was "overzealous" and "obnoxious" with his faith when he first became a Christian. During a March 2021 appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Reflects On His Split With ICED EARTH: My Manager WENDY DIO Kept Saying, 'Get Out Of This Thing'

In a recent interview with Metal Mythos Aftershock, singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who joined ICED EARTH in 2003 and stayed in the band for four years before being fired in December 2007, reflected on his split with the Jon Schaffer-led outfit. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It wasn't a very good parting. I was ...

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