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DAVID LEE ROTH Fires Back At GENE SIMMONS

David Lee Roth has fired back at Gene Simmons over the KISS bassist/vocalist's recent comment about the VAN HALEN frontman. Roth performed as the opening act for the February/March 2020 North American leg of KISS's farewell tour, but is not making any appearances on the rescheduled KISS shows which kicked off on August 18 in ...

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COREY TAYLOR Tests Positive For COVID-19: 'I'm Very, Very Sick'

Corey Taylor has tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated. As a result of his diagnosis, the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman will be unable to appear at the Astronomicon eclectic pop culture convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend. Taylor shared the news of his COVID-19 infection in a video message earlier today. He ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce Fall 2021 Solo Headline Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have announced a series of headline shows following their co-headline tour with BUSH. The first official date of the solo tour begins October 9 in Chattanooga during the BUSH co-headline tour, and starts up again October 18 in Wichita, Kansas. Tickets go on sale today, Friday August 20 at 10:00 a.m. local ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Postpones European Tour Due To COVID-19

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have been forced to postpone their fall 2021 European due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today (Thursday, August 19), the band issued the following statement: "To our amazing fans in Europe: We are incredibly sad to have to reschedule our November tour planned for mainland Europe. Again COVID issues have ...

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HALESTORM Returns With New Single 'Back From The Dead'

HALESTORM has just released a new single, "Back From The Dead". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth full-length album, due in 2022. The video for "Back From The Dead" also premiered this morning via YouTube. Directed by Dustin Haney (Noah Cyrus, Luke Combs) and produced by Revolution Pictures, the clip features frontwoman ...

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COREY TAYLOR And Solo Band Don KISS Makeup For Springfield, Missouri Concert (Video)

Corey Taylor and his solo band donned KISS's signature black-and-white makeup for their concert last night (Monday, August 16) at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri. Special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, were unable to perform for reasons that haven't been disclosed. Earlier today, the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman took ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS And BUSH Announce Fall 2021 Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and BUSH will team up for a co-headline tour this fall. The 11-city outing kicks off Thursday, September 30 in Mesa, Arizona and wraps Sunday, October 17 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The multi-platinum bands will create an unforgettable night of music, with each group taking the stage in a different order of ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases New Single 'The Alien'

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have released an animated music video for their new single, "The Alien". Check it out below. The track is taken from DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which is due on October 22. Guitarist John Petrucci states: "It's the first one we wrote ...

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LOUDER THAN LIFE, AFTERSHOCK And INKCARCERATION Festivals Will Now Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Tests

Leading U.S. independent festival promoter and producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that several of its festivals this fall — including Louder Than Life, Aftershock and Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival — will require full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test to attend the events. Danny Wimmer Presents founder Danny Wimmer shared the ...

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THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT Feat. STONE SOUR's JOSH RAND: 'Worthwhile' Lyric Video Available

THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT — the formidable musical partnership of Grammy-nominated STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand and co-songwriter and vocalist Casandra Carson — has dropped a new lyric video for the ballad "Worthwhile". Speaking about the track, Rand comments: "When I started writing music for what would become THE L.I.F.E. PROJECT, it was about trying new ...

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URIAH HEEP To Release 'Choices' Box Set Next Month

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP will release a new box set, "Choices", on September 24. A six-CD boxset, "Choices" features a personal selection of URIAH HEEP songs from across the band's 50-year and 24-album career. Created with the full collaboration of the HEEP themselves and curated by guitarist and founder member Mick Box, the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirms MIKE STONE Will Continue Playing With Band Through At Least End Of 2021

QUEENSRŸCHE has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will continue playing with the band at least for the remainder of 2021. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced last month that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Asked by a fan in ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'That's Lame As Hell'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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