jeff-scott-soto in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

JAY WEINBERG Reflects On His First Official SLIPKNOT Drum Set

Jay Weinberg has reflected on his first official SLIPKNOT touring drum kit, created six years ago by SJC Custom Drums, the Dudley, Massachusetts company started by brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari. Weinberg took to his Instagram earlier today to share a few photos of his pre-SLIPKNOT drum set, as well as what became his SLIPKNOT ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Rockers React To Death Of Iconic 'Jeopardy!' Host ALEX TREBEK

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa and Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. He was 80 years old. "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE BIDEN Wins Presidency; Rockers React

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the rockers who have reacted to the news that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST's SCOTT TRAVIS Pokes Fun At Man Who Interrupted Nevada Election Update, Screaming BIDEN Is 'Stealing The Election'

JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis has poked fun at a man who interrupted a live on-air election update from Nevada's Clark County on Wednesday, screaming that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is "stealing the election." In a video that went viral on social media, the man appeared behind Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria as the official ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE BONAMASSA Lands 24th No. 1 On Billboard Blues Chart

Joe Bonamassa's new solo studio album, "Royal Tea", hit the Billboard charts this week with record-breaking numbers, as the blues-rock titan landed his 24th No. 1 album on the Blues chart; an incredible feat and more than any other artist in the history of the chart. The critically acclaimed new album reigned over a slew ...

Read more

Posted in: News

All-Star KEITH EMERSON Tribute Concert To Be Released On Blu-Ray

In celebration of Keith Emerson's 76th birthday, The Keith Emerson Estate and Cherry Red Records announce the long-awaited release of "The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert" on March 11, 2021 (the fifth anniversary of Keith's passing). This official three-disc set brings you the historical 2016 tribute show in Los Angeles featuring a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WEDNESDAY 13 Drops Music Video For Cover Of INXS's 'Devil Inside'

WEDNESDAY 13 has released an official music video for its wicked new cover of INXS's hit song "Devil Inside". The clip, filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero (3TEETH, SEPTEMBER MOURNING), premiered during the band's highly anticipated "Halloween Spooktacular!" event on Saturday, October 31 live from Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California and can ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY Members Featured In Birthday Video For Photographer STEPHANIE CABRAL

Members of TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, ICED EARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARMORED SAINT and IN THIS MOMENT are featured in a special surprise birthday video for acclaimed music photographer Stephanie Cabral. The "Metal Party" clip was spearheaded by Stephanie's longtime boyfriend, former MEGADETH and current IN FLAMES guitarist Chris Broderick, and it features appearances by the following ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EUROPE Performs 'Firebox' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE recently launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second performance, a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On The Day METALLICA Fired DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recalled being present at METALLICA's rehearsal studios in Jamaica, Queens, New York in April 1983 shortly after the James Hetfield fronted-act fired Dave Mustaine just days before METALLICA began recording its debut album. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

INSIDIOUS DISEASE Feat. DIMMU BORGIR, Ex-MORGOTH Members: 'Invisible War' Music Video

The official music video for "Invisible War", a new song from INSIDIOUS DISEASE — the old-school death metal project featuring Marc Grewe (vocals; formerly of MORGOTH) and Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz; guitar; also of DIMMU BORGIR) — can be seen below. The track is taken from INSIDIOUS DISEASE's long-awaited sophomore album, "After Death", which ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WEDNESDAY 13 Covers INXS's 'Devil Inside'

WEDNESDAY 13 is celebrating All Hallows Eve with the release of a wicked new cover of INXS's hit song "Devil Inside", now available on all streaming services. A video for the creeptastic single, filmed and directed by Vicente Cordero (3TEETH, SEPTEMBER MOURNING), will air during the band's highly anticipated "Halloween Spooktacular!" event on Saturday, October ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch SMASHING PUMPKINS' Music Video For 'Ramona'

SMASHING PUMPKINS have released the official Linda Strawberry-directed music video for the song "Ramona" from their upcoming double album, "Cyr". Also available is another new track, "Wyttch". "Cyr" will be issued on November 27 via Sumerian Records. The 20-song follow-up to 2018's "Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA's 'One' Reimagined By Orchestra

What would happen if you took "…And Justice For All", the iconic 1988 album from thrash metal pioneers METALLICA, and reimagined it for a classical orchestra? Add to that four emerging jazz and soul vocalists. You're left with one of the most intriguing interpretations of rock material ever recorded. Brought to you by LITTLE KRUTA, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GARY HOLT, DAVE LOMBARDO And DERRICK GREEN Join Forces For Halloween Song 'Terrorized'

Guitarist Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and vocalist Derrick Green (SEPULTURA) have joined forces under the BELOVED GHOULS banner to record a Halloween song called "Terrorized". The track, which was produced by Ross Robinson, features a guest appearance by TOUCHÉ AMORE's Jeremy Bolm. Proceeds from "Terrorized" will benefit Save ...

Read more

Posted in: News