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CROWN THE EMPIRE Guitarist Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CROWN THE EMPIRE guitarist Brandon Hoover says that he has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Hoover said he received his test results last night. As of earlier today, the rocker feels "back to normal" and claims "most of the symptoms have passed," according a statement posted to Twitter. Hoover, ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Don't Spread The Disease'

Legendary rockers AEROSMITH are the latest musicians to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. There have been more than 169,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Earlier today ...

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SCORPIONS: 'We Gotta Be Strong And United In This Very Difficult Time'

German hard rock legends SCORPIONS are the latest musicians to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. There have been more than 169,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. ...

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Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO Launches New Band, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT

Former CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho has launched a new band called BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joining him in the group are guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa. The blood in most musicians' veins would curdle if they all of ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'Stay Home, And We'll Get Through This The Way Our Species Has For Billions Of Years'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has penned an open letter to fellow musicians and concertgoers, urging them to stay home and avoid public gatherings. A number of artists have seen their concert dates drop off as they're either canceled or postponed in the wake of the global spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new ...

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Coronavirus: Death Metal Guitarist Plays SLAYER's 'Raining Blood' From Balcony As Italy Stays Under Lockdown

In recent days, a number of videos have gone viral of Italian citizens singing or playing music in solidarity as a growing reaction to the coronavirus lockdown in the country. The clips usually show residents of apartment buildings and tower blocks singing or playing instruments from their balconies in an effort to entertain each other ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA On Coronavirus Outbreak: 'We'll Rise From This Stronger Than Before'

EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura is the latest musician to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. There have been more than 160,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Earlier ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX On Coronavirus Hysteria: 'Reach Out To People Around You Who Might Be Scared Or Need Help'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is the latest musician to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. There have been more than 124,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,600 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Urges People To Be 'Respectful,' 'Loving' And 'Compassionate' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has urged everyone to be respectful, loving and compassionate as governments around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. A Massachusetts resident, Sweet took to his Instagram earlier today (Saturday, March 13) to share a photo he apparently took at his local supermarket, and he included the following message: "I ...

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Former NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON: 'We Are Facing The Hardest Times Since I Was Born'

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon is the latest musician to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19. There have been more than 124,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,600 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Officials have made it clear ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Postpones Spring 2020 North American Tour

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sebastian Bach has postponed his spring 2020 North American tour celebrating the 31st anniversary of SKID ROW's debut album. Earlier today, Bach issued the following statement via social media: "Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control, we will be postponing the 2nd leg of the 30th ...

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Underneath - CODE ORANGE

Judging by some of the full-bore plaudits it has received already, a lot of people are pinning their hopes on the new CODE ORANGE album, seemingly viewing it as some kind of epoch-shattering, great leap forward for heavy music in general. In terms of hardcore/metal crossovers, it's pretty undeniable that "Underneath" stands firmly at the ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Slams TRUMP For Claiming He Didn't Know He Fired U.S. Pandemic Response Team In 2018

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has slammed President Donald Trump for his response to a question about his decision to fire top health officials who were responsible for the response to pandemics. During Trump's press conference Friday, he was asked if he was responsible for the failures in testing for coronavirus. He responded: "I don't take ...

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VENOM INC. Begins Recording New Album

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has entered the studio to record its new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Avé" will once again be released on Nuclear Blast Records. The recording is being done between England, Portugal and America and it will ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: New Coronavirus 'Is NOT Like A Common Flu And It Spreads Fast'

LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia is the latest musician to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19. There have been more than 124,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,600 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Officials have made it clear that ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN: 'We Must Support Each Other And Not Give In To Fear And Panic'

SYMPHONY X singer Russell Allen has stressed the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of the coronavirus COVID-19. There have been more than 124,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,600 deaths so far, putting public health systems and emergency services under immense pressure. Officials have made it clear that the elderly — ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Son JACK Blasts People For Toilet Paper Hoarding: 'Chronic S**tting Isn't A Symptom Of Corona'

Jack Osbourne has blasted people for panic-buying and toilet paper hoarding in case they're quarantined amid growing fears of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Ozzy Osbourne's 34-year-old son posted a photo of him in a supermarket holding two six-packs of Cottonelle toilet paper, and included the following message: "#psa this is a joke. You can't ...

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