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GEEZER BUTLER Says DEADLAND RITUAL Will Perform BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER And BILLY IDOL Songs

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will perform several songs from BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER and Billy Idol on its upcoming tour. Asked by Billboard in a new ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer Releases Video For Title Track Of Second Solo Album, 'The Ghost Of Ohio'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) is giving fans another sneak preview of his much-anticipated sophomore solo album, "The Ghost Of Ohio" (Lava/Republic), with today's release of the title track. An accompanying music video, which was directed by Patrick Fogarty, can be seen below. "The Ghost Of Ohio" follows the recent release ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Partners With GLOBAL MERCHANDISING SERVICES And EPIC RIGHTS For Worldwide Merchandise Program

MÖTLEY CRÜE has partnered with Global Merchandising Services and Epic Rights to develop and launch retail, licensing, and ecommerce programs for the iconic rock band. The announcement was jointly made today by Barry Drinkwater, group executive chairman of Global Merchandising and Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights. Global Merchandising and Epic Rights have created a ...

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MEAT PUPPETS: 'Warranty' Video Released

MEAT PUPPETS' original lineup, Curt and Cris Kirkwood and returning drummer Derrick Bostrom, have a released a video for "Warranty" off their upcoming album, "Dusty Notes", due on March 8 via Megaforce. The MEAT PUPPETS' story begins with three kids, enamored of music and immersed in the psychedelic drug culture of Arizona in the '70s, ...

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NIKKI SIXX Blasts KISS For Using MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Shtick': 'I Just Think It's Uncool'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has clarified his comments about KISS's current "End Of The Road" tour, saying that he was "disappointed" by the latter band's decision to replicate CRÜE's production. Sixx made headlines on social media last week by criticizing the Paul Stanley-fronted outfit for allegedly using the same onstage mechanics as CRÜE's final ...

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Ex-WHITE LION Vocalist MIKE TRAMP: 'With Each Album, I Got Further And Further Away From The Music World I'd Once Been A Part Of'

Former WHITE LION vocalist Mike Tramp recently spoke with United Rock Nations about his new album, "Stray From The Flock". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Stray From The Flock": Mike: "This is such a different world today than it was back in 1988, when ...

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ERNIE C Defends His Production On BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album: I Wanted 'To Dry The Sound Up A Little Bit'

Ernie "C" Cunnigan has defended his production on BLACK SABBATH's "Forbidden" album, saying that he wanted to "dry" the band's sound up a little bit and make it "more personal." The 1995 LP, which features guitarist Tony Iommi alongside singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, is often regarded as the SABBATH's ...

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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: Why I Started Taking Vocal Lessons

CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions": Neil: "I think we initially intended maybe to have 10 or 12 songs, ...

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