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ROBERT PLANT To Guest On New NILE RODGERS Album

LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant will make a guest appearance on the upcoming album from legendary producer/musician Nile Rodgers. Rodgers told told the Daily Star newspaper that his cancer battles in 2010 and 2017 motivated him to do more collaborations and live shows. "When I was first diagnosed with cancer, the doctor told me to ...

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JESSE LEACH On Recording Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'This Was The Single Hardest Process I've Ever Had To Deal With'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Jesse Leach has finished laying down the vocal tracks for the band's new album, tentatively due in early 2019. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will mark the Massachusetts metallers' third full-length effort since the return of Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012. Leach took to his Instagram account last night (Friday, December ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Teases New Mask

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has posted a picture of what appears to be the new mask that he will wear throughout the touring cycle for the band's next studio album. He captioned the Instagram image: "Soon... #thenewface #2019 #wanyk." During a 2017 appearance on an episode of Viceland's "The Therapist", Taylor was asked about the ...

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MINISTRY Joined By DAVE NAVARRO For First Performance Of '(Every Day Is) Halloween' In More Than 30 Years

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY were joined by JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro and Chris Connelly for an acoustic performance of their early song "(Every Day Is) Halloween" at their two Los Angeles shows at the Fonda Theatre on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. Although MINISTRY leader Al Jourgensen claimed at Thursday's concert that ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY Begins Recording Debut Album

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY, the Italian symphonic metal band featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, has entered Domination Studio in Fiorentino, San Marino to record its debut album. This marks the first time that Luca and Fabio are recording new music together in over eight years. The band is completed by former RHAPSODY members ...

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SIXX:A.M. Films New Video

SIXX:A.M. filmed a new video on Wednesday, December 19. A new photo of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba, singer James Michael and drummer Dustin Steinke was posted on the band's Instagram page last night, along with the caption: "Did ya miss us? Shooting a new video" SIXX:A.M. hasn't released any new music in two ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist MARK MORTON To Release 'Anesthetic' Solo Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" in 2019. The disc will feature guest appearances by a number of musicians, including late LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington, LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. The first single from "Anesthetic", a song called "The Truth ...

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METALLICA's 'All Within My Hands Foundation' Launches 'Metallica Scholars' Initiative

METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. Ten colleges from across the ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Blasts GERALDO RIVERA For Airing Show About Murder Of His Mother

Dave Navarro has slammed Geraldo Rivera's new docuseries for allegedly including "inaccurate facts" in an episode about the death of the JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist's mother at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in 1981. Although Navarro previously discussed the tragedy in the 2015 documentary "Mourning Son", he declined to participate in the Reelz series "Geraldo Rivera's ...

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GENE SIMMONS Is 'Heartbroken' Over Mother's Death

Gene Simmons says that he is "heartbroken" over the death of his mother, who passed away at the age of 93. The KISS bassist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a picture of him as a boy with his mom, and paid tribute to the person that raised him as a single mother in Israel. ...

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GENE SIMMONS's Mother Dies

Flóra "Florence" Klein, the mother of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, has died at the age of 93. Florence's passing was confirmed by Simmons's wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons, who wrote on her Facebook page: "Rest in peace my dear Flora. The best grandma and mother in law I could ask for. You were loved and you ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is Working On 'Trilogy Project' For 2019 Release

Nikki Sixx is working on a "trilogy" project for a 2019 release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist, who said last year that he was "unofficially retired" from touring, discussed his plans in an Instagram post. "Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019," he wrote. "Very excited to ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Joins Forces With MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS In DEADLAND RITUAL

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) have joined forces in a new supergroup called DEADLAND RITUAL. DEADLAND RITUAL is scheduled to appear at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France next summer. The group will perform on ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Accuses Rapper TRAVIS SCOTT Of 'Ripping Off' His 360-Degree 'Crüecifly' Setup

Tommy Lee is apparently contemplating taking legal action against Travis Scott after finding out that the rapper's new stage design includes a roller coaster the drummer claims is too similar to the one he used on MÖTLEY CRÜE's last few tours between 2011 and 2015. Lee's grievances center around Scott's "Astroworld" tour, which features a ...

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JASON BECKER Releases Music Video For 'Hold On To Love' Song From 'Triumphant Hearts' Album

The official music video for the song "Hold On To Love" from Jason Becker can be seen below. The track is taken from the guitarist's new album, "Triumphant Hearts", which will be released on December 7 via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. Becker's story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A ...

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GUS G.: Making Of 'Letting Go' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Letting Go" video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To Begin Recording New Album

LIMP BIZKIT is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its sixth studio album. Guitarist Wes Borland said in an Instragram post that the original plan was to start the follow-up to 2011's "Gold Cobra" last weekend, but wildfires in Southern California forced him and his bandmates to delay the process by a few ...

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