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ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN Officially Announce Collaboration; First Single 'Taking My Chances' Now Available

BMG has announced that two of rock's most admired musicians have joined forces for an exciting new side-project. SMITH/KOTZEN is the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen. Part-time Los Angeles neighbors, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect. Both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Wants To Record Album Of 'Worship' Music

Michael Sweet, singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the openly Christian hard rock band STRYPER, says that he is planning to record an album of woship music. The 57-year-old musician revealed his interest in writing a collection of songs that are generally thought to be too theologically specific for the mainstream market in an Instagram ...

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KISS, CHEAP TRICK, FOO FIGHTERS Members, Others Send Get-Well Messages To SEBASTIAN BACH's Guitarist BRENT WOODS

Sebastian Bach's wife Suzanne has created a video for his guitarist Brent Woods, who was recently diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia called hairy cell leukemia (HCL). The 46-minute clip, which can be seen below, includes messages of support from a number of well-known hard rock and heavy metal musicians, including members of KISS, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Vows To Move Forward With His Version Of ALCATRAZZ, Says New Lineup Will Be Announced In The Spring

Graham Bonnet says that he will "still be recording and performing with ALCATRAZZ" despite the fact that he has parted ways with the musicians who performed with him on the band's latest album, "Born Innocent". Earlier today, ALCATRAZZ members Jimmy Waldo, Joe Stump, Gary Shea and Mark Benquechea issued a statement saying that will be ...

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JEREMY SPENCER Is 'A Little Surprised' By IVAN MOODY's Reaction To JASON HOOK's Guest Appearance On PSYCHOSEXUAL EP

Jeremy Spencer has opened up about his collaboration with another ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH member, guitarist Jason Hook, on the new EP from Spencer's theatrical rock band PSYCHOSEXUAL. Last month, PSYCHOSEXUAL surprise-released a covers EP, "Songs To Stalk You By", featuring a guest appearance by Hook on two songs: the KISS ...

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GWAR Teams Up With Catoctin Creek For 'Ragnarök Rye'

Eons ago, the members of the intergalactic shock rock band known as GWAR descended on this world as passengers on a flaming comet that would bring about the destruction of most life on Earth. The asteroid plowed into the continent of Antarctica with devastating force, melting the ice, setting much of the world ablaze, and ...

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Three Of EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic Guitars Sold For $422,000

Julien's Auctions held the highly anticipated "Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N' Roll", the world record-breaking auction house to the stars' annual music extravaganza, on Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2, 2020 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensAuctions.com. The two-day music auction event sold nearly 900 items of pop culture iconography, instruments ...

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Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic are among the artists who took part in virtual tribute performances when ALICE IN CHAINS was presented with this year's Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award on Tuesday (December 1). ALICE IN CHAINS also played at the event. METALLICA and KORN both covered "Would?", ...

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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ On Her Upcoming Solo Album: 'It's A Way For Me To Get My Musical Rocks Off In Any Way That I Want'

Alissa White-Gluz says that she is "looking forward to finishing" up her long-awaited solo album. It was announced in September 2016 that the ARCH ENEMY frontwoman had signed a deal with Napalm Records for the release of her first solo disc, which will feature contributions and collaborations with past and present members of ARCH ENEMY ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Completes Recording First Music

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has completed recording its first new music. The sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT posted a short video from the studio and included the following caption: "Recordings finished now and the files are ready ...

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