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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO Is Working On New Solo Album

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has confirmed that he is in pre-production for his next solo album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Sounds Of Innocence", which was released in June 2012. "I'm here doing pre-production on my new album," Kiko stated in a new video message posted to his social media. "I'm just working ...

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CREED's 'Human Clay' Set For 20th-Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Craft Recordings has announced a vinyl reissue of CREED's "Human Clay", in celebration of the best-selling album's 20th anniversary. In stores October 11, the two-LP set is housed in a gatefold jacket and marks the first vinyl availability of the album since a limited edition pressing in 1999. "Human Clay", which has sold over 20 ...

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MR. BUNGLE To Reunite For First Shows In Nearly 20 Years

MR. BUNGLE will perform "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny", the Eureka-born band's 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of early 2020 shows: February 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), February 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and February 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first ...

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LACUNA COIL's ANDREA FERRO: 'When We Do Whatever We Want And Pursue A Heavier Path, Our Music Sounds Really Good'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with vocalists Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "Black Anima" studio album: Cristina: "Of course it is a different record ...

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Producer MICHAEL WAGENER On SKID ROW's Self-Titled Debut: 'To This Day, It's Still My Favorite Record That I Recorded'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, producer Michael Wagener spoke with writer Clay Marshall about the making of the album. Some select "outtakes" follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his first impressions of SKID ROW: Michael: "Atlantic flew me out to see SKID ROW in Jersey. I ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On New MEGADETH Album: 'It's A Good Vision Of Hope To Keep Working Forward On A Creative Endeavor Together'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with Meltdown of the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Sleeping Giants": David: "'Sleeping Giants' is really a compilation of some brand new tracks that I've ...

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K.K. DOWNING On His Business Arrangement With JUDAS PRIEST: 'They Want Me Out Of The Way, Every Speck Of Me'

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that he hasn't been approached by his former bandmates about taking part in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary tour, which is expected to launch next spring/summer. PRIEST recently announced that it will mark the half-century milestone with a world tour in 2020, including an appearance at next year's edition of ...

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PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX: 'I'm On A Personal Revolution'

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix says that struggled with alcoholism for years before finally putting down the bottle and embarking on a "personal revolution." Seven years ago, as the band was working on its 2012 album "The Connection", the singer was hitting rock bottom. He had been battling his addictions for a decade, moving from ...

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THUNDER To Release 'The Greatest Hits' Album In September

Celebrating thirty years of music, British rockers THUNDER will release a 28-track album titled simply "The Greatest Hits" on September 27 through BMG. Featuring tracks from each of the band's 12 studio albums, it is the first-ever collection to actually be sanctioned by the group, but also compiled by the members of THUNDER themselves. The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Refuses To Stay Out Of Politics, Denies He Is Out Of Touch

Tommy Lee has pushed back against people criticizing him for expressing his political opinions on social media. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with President Donald Trump, including earlier this week when he implored the billionaire real estate mogul to "wake the fuck up" after the president blamed last weekend's mass shootings ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL's VIC FUENTES Appointed CEO And Co-Chairman Of LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION

PIERCE THE VEIL singer Vic Fuentes has been appointed CEO and co-chairman of the Living the Dream Foundation. Since 2016, the gold-certified chart-topping artist has championed the non-profit, which helps children and young adults afflicted by life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day in the face of their afflictions. For ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Music Streaming Is 'Pricing Artists Out Of Careers'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has blasted Spotify for the the paltry payments the music streaming service pays out to music rightsholders. This past January, the Copyright Royalty Board ruled the royalties songwriters receive from on-demand subscription streaming would jump 44 percent over the next five years. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon — ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE Is Taking 'Delicate' Approach To Reunion: 'We're Still Kind Of Feeling Each Other Out'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel (formerly of MACHINE HEAD) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about the group's upcoming tour of the continent. The full conversation an be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the resurrection of VIO-LENCE and upcoming Australian tour: Phil: "This whole thing kind of started slow, right ...

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Video Premiere: JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' 'I Want It All'

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON), bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — have released their latest music video, "I Want It All". The song is taken from JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' new album, "Invasion", which is being released today (Wednesday, July ...

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