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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Says Rock Music Has 'Been A Little Stagnant For A While'

This weekend, Cameo — the personalized celebrity message service — held a special "Cameo Cares" virtual three-day event benefiting those impacted by COVID-19. Athletes, musicians, comedians and other celebrities participated in a virtual entertainment event Thursday through Saturday to help out COVID-19-related causes and give fans an alternative way to connect while everyone stays at ...

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Chaos. Order. Renewal - ETHERIUS

These are strange times. That's obvious, I know, but beyond all the craziness going on in 2020, the notion that 24 minutes of music should be regarded as a "full-length album" is currently blowing my mind more than anything else. Even "Reign In Blood" managed to pass the 27-minute mark. Not that there is anything ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Hits Billboard Charts Following 'Ozark' Appearance

Following multi-platinum classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appearing in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark", the group finds four of its hits on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, plus an album charting on Top Rock Albums, along with Rock Producers and Rock Songwriters chart positions. "Ozark"'s episode (Season 3, Episode 3) "Kevin Cronin Was ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Dedicates 'We Say Thank You' To COVID-19 Heroes On The Frontline

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song "We Say Thank You" as a dedication to everyone on the frontline, from the doctors to grocery store workers, in the unbelievable coronavirus battle. Written by the Hungarian-born/German producer/songwriter/bandleader of SOULMATES (which has featured Ian through the years), "We Say Thank ...

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PAPA ROACH's JERRY HORTON On His Post-Hand Surgery Recovery: 'I Have A Long Way To Go To Get Back To The Way I Was'

PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton recently sat out the band's European tour after breaking two fingers in his left hand. His temporary replacement for the trek was Anthony Esperance, the brother of PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance. On Wednesday (April 8), Horton issued the following update on his condition: "I still have limited range of ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announces Fall 2020 European Tour Dates

MACHINE HEAD has announced the rescheduled dates for the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes". The second run of dates, which was postponed due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing ...

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METALLICA's 'Now That We're Dead' Used As THE UNDERTAKER's Entrance Theme At 'WrestleMania 36'

METALLICA's "Now That We're Dead" served as the entrance and exit theme for WWE wrestler The Undertaker during his match last night (Saturday, April 4) against AJ Styles at "WrestleMania 36". METALLICA was apparently thrilled by the inclusion, tweeting out after the event: "The legacy continues. @WWE superstar The @Undertaker walked out to 'Now That ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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STEEL PANTHER Unveils 'The Butthole Burner' Guitar Effects Pedal

California rock legends and effects pedal entrepreneurs STEEL PANTHER continue to light the music instrument world on fire with the release of their newest guitar pedal — The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. ...

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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 ...

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MINISTRY Is Recording New Album

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" album. On Friday, the MINISTRY social media was updated with a photo of mainman Al Jourgensen sitting in front of a studio console while wearing a gas mask. The picture was captioned: "Until further notice…we'll be quarantined in the ...

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