freedom-call in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

GEOFF TATE Says He Has Never 'Actually Spoken A Word To' SWEET OBLIVION Collaborator SIMONE MULARONI

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Sonically Disruptive. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the self-titled debut album by his new progressive metal project, SWEET OBLIVION: Geoff: "I got contacted by a gentleman from my record company in Italy [Frontiers Music Srl], who ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CLUTCH To Release Cover Of ZZ TOP's 'Precious And Grace' Next Week

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a cover version of ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace" on July 9. The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS), will be included on a collection of newly recorded songs, "Weathermaker Vault Series", to be made available this summer. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RANDY BLYTHE: 'If You're Sitting Behind A Computer Screen And Judging People, That Goes Against Everything This Music Stands For'

Randy Blythe says that the culture of outrage has become so pervasive in today's world that people are quick to condemn others in self-righteous indignation even before they have the facts. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, the LAMB OF GOD frontman bemoaned today's call-out culture and how it is negatively impacting artistry. "In today's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ACE FREHLEY To Release 'Origins Vol. 2' In October

Ace Frehley will release "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, in October via Entertainment One (eOne). The disc, which will feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (singing "Jumping Jack Flash") and CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing HUMBLE PIE's "30 Days In The Hole"), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: EXTREME Performs At Colorado's FREEDOM FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of EXTREME's June 29 performance at the Freedom Fest in Golden, Colorado can be seen below. This past January, EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed to Masters Of Shred that the band is putting the finishing touches on its first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock". "We've been threatening to [release] a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: GREAT WHITE Performs At Colorado's FREEDOM FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE's June 29 performance at the Freedom Fest in Golden, Colorado can be seen below. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall recently confirmed to the "Music Mania" podcast that the band is working on new material with its latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. "We've been writing songs," Mark said. "In fact, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE SATRIANI Says 'Door Is Always Open' For CHICKENFOOT To Reunite

Joe Satriani says that "the door is always open" for CHICKENFOOT to reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the legendary guitarist alongside former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch DEE SNIDER, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Cover GUNS N' ROSES' 'Paradise City'

KINGS OF CHAOS performed at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois on June 22. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James LoMenzo (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVEN ADLER's Stab Wound Was An 'Accident,' Not A Suicide Attempt

A representative for former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steve Adler has denied that the musician tried to kill himself. Adler was hospitalized on Thursday after local authorities responded to a call shortly after 6:30 p.m. for a possible suicide attempt at a Studio City, California, home. A spokesperson at the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRO-MAGS Are Back With 'Don't Give In' EP

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover New York City outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, has signed with Arising Empire for Europe and Victory Records for the U.S. A new EP, "Don't Give In", has just been released on all digital platforms. Pre-orders are also available for the limited seven-inch EP vinyls coming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEGADETH Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN Explains His Perpetual Smile

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new video in which he gets personal with the band's drummer, Dirk Verbeuren. In the 25-minute clip below, Kiko and Dirk talk about the 42-year-old Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer's perpetual smile and laughter, his uncomplicated approach to life and his seemingly inexhaustible love of family and friends. Asked how he ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HAMMERFALL Releases 'Live' Video For '(We Make) Sweden Rock'

The official live video for "(We Make) Sweden Rock", the new single from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album titled "Dominion", which will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed at this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Vocalist Joacim ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: DEVILDRIVER Performs COAL CHAMBER's 'Loco' In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of DEVILDRIVER performing a cover of COAL CHAMBER's "Loco" on June 23 at Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. Earlier this year, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara said that the band's co-headlining tour with STATIC-X would see his outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND Says 'Writing Had Been On The Wall For A Few Years' To End DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

"BODS Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with Canadian producer/musician Devin Townsend. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his latest studio album, "Empath", took a toll on him physically and emotionally: Devin: "I think they all do to some extent, but that's just the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATATONIA Members Discuss Ending Hiatus, Ongoing 'Night Is The New Day' Anniversary Tour

KATATONIA guitarist Anders Nyström, bassist Niklas Sandin and guitarist Roger Öjersson recently spoke with The Metal Tris. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's return from their self-imposed year-long hiatus: Anders: "We always wanted to come back. It's never been a question of wanting ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER On Touring With HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: 'I Want That Audience'

Legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his upcoming tour with HALESTORM and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE: Alice: "We realized one thing, even when we went out ...

Read more

Posted in: News