brian-johnson in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

REO SPEEDWAGON Appears In NETFLIX's 'Ozark'

Classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appears in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark" this season. The episode (Season 3, Episode 3), "Kevin Cronin Was Here", written by Miki Johnson, is named for REO SPEEDWAGON's iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin. Cronin said: "We are big fans of 'Ozark' here in the Cronin house, and have been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RED To Release 'Declaration' Album This Week

Grammy-nominated band RED will release its seventh studio album, "Declaration", on April 3 via Red Entertainment / The Fuel Music. "Declaration" features lead singer Michael Barnes crisscrossing the anthemic breadth of RED's unique balance of raw refinement and poised aggression, blending nu metal and alternative hard rock with both classical and orchestral elements. "This album ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members Join Forces In FAKE NAMES: Debut Album Due In May

Punk rock supergroup FAKE NAMES — which includes Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) — will release its self-titled debut record on May 8 via Epitaph. FAKE NAMES was formed in early ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIGHLY SUSPECT Releases 'These Days' Music Video

HIGHLY SUSPECT has released the official music video for "These Days", starring Tony Cavalero from HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones" and Netflix's "The Dirt", and directed by duo Rock And Egg. The clip takes viewers on an all-too-relatable journey, questioning what really is "normal" when a family's dinner turns into a chaotic brawl and unseemly secrets ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOZZY Reschedules 'Save The World' Tour For This Summer

FOZZY has announced the rescheduled "Save The World" tour starting July 10 in Columbus, Ohio and ending on September 5 in Orlando, Florida. Due to the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and willingness to comply with CDC and government regulations, FOZZY realized it was necessary to reschedule the trek, originally slated for April ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EXCITER's DAN BEEHLER: 'We Influenced A Lot Of People'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast about his band's influence on the death metal and black metal acts of today. He said (hear audio below): "Over the years, it's been pointed out to me, and I've heard it, and bands come up and tell me, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: 'I Was Fired'

During an appearance earlier today (Monday, March 16) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" radio show, former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch spoke about his departure from the band nearly a decade a half ago. Asked if he exited the group of his own accord or if he was asked to leave, Tommy said: "I was fired. I ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Acclaimed Producer KEITH OLSEN, Who Has Worked With OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE And SCORPIONS, Has Died

Acclaimed American producer Keith Olsen, who has worked with such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS and WARRANT, has passed away. Olsen's death was confirmed by SCORPIONS, who wrote on their Facebook page earlier today (Monday, March 9): "We just learned about the passing of our dear friend and producer Keith Olsen. Keith produced many ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Lose To MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off (Video)

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal was finally challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale". The event also included a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EXCITER Is 'Working On A New Album'

Drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke to Australia's Metal Mal about the band's plans to release new music. He said (hear audio below): "We're just working on a new album right now. We're gonna be shopping a demo in the next few months, and as soon as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE LYNN TURNER Says YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Current Stage Setup 'Doesn't Work': 'He's Gone Into A Weird Direction'

In a brand new interview with the "80's Glam Metalcast", legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner reflected on "Odyssey", his 1988 collaboration with Yngwie Malmsteen, widely considered the most commercial of all albums the Swedish guitarist's name has been attached to. "Personally, I think it's some of the best work Yngwie or I have ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JULIEN-K Rejoined By Original Drummer ELIAS 'BONES' RODRIGUEZ For Upcoming Tour

Industrial/electro rockers JULIEN-K, founded by original ORGY members Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, will support THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE on a national tour later this month. Sitting behind the kit for JULIEN-K will be the band's original drummer Elias "Bones" Rodriguez. Shuck commented: "[Elias and I] reconnected after years apart at Chester's [Bennington] funeral. I had ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HER CHARIOT AWAITS Feat. ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist And Ex-SIRENIA Singer: Listen To 'Constant Craving' Song

HER CHARIOT AWAITS is a newly formed hard rock/metal group featuring the highly regarded Spanish vocalist Ailyn (ex-SIRENIA) and the awesome American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB). The band's self-titled debut will be released on April 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has released the second single, "Constant Craving". Check it ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SILVERTHORNE Feat. Ex-WHITESNAKE/FOREIGNER Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'Movin'' Video Released

SILVERTHORNE's music video for the song "Movin'" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut EP, "Tear The Sky Wide Open", which was released on February 21 via Golden Robot Records. SILVERTHORNE came together when vocalist/guitarist Pete Shoulder (WINTERVILLE, THE UNION) and drummer Brian Tichy (FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, BILLY IDOL) decided to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

Read more

Posted in: News