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GEORGE LYNCH, BRAD GILLIS, CARMINE APPICE, JACK RUSSELL, Others To Pay Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of musicians whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR ...

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METALLICA Hits One Billion In 2019 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed one billion times on Spotify in 2019. The heavy metal legends' official Twitter account revealed their streaming feat earlier today (Tuesday, December 31), adding that "1,026 decades of METALLICA music was streamed in 2019!" The group wrote: "Unreal! Thanks to the most dedicated fans in the world... you all are incredible!" ...

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LAMB OF GOD Teases 2020 Studio Album

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have shared a video teaser for what appears to be their next album. The clip, which can seen below, features footage of the band in the studio and ends by displaying the LAMB OF GOD logo along with the number "2020," which presumably refers to the year when the ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Loves BILLIE EILISH

The members of AVENGED SEVENFOLD have revealed their favorite albums of 2019. Four of the five musicians selected TOOL's "Fear Inoculum" and Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" as two of the year's highlights, while singer M. Shadows and guitarist Synyster Gates also picked Kanye West's "Jesus Is King". Elsewhere, ...

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NIGHTWISH's MARCO HIETALA Admits To Being 'A Little' Nervous About Release Of 'Pyre Of The Black Heart' Solo Album

NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala) recently signed with Nuclear Blast for the release of the English version of his solo album, "Pyre Of The Black Heart". The effort, which was issued in Finland this past May under the title "Mustan Sydämen Rovio", will arrive on January 24. Speaking to Australia's

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Watch GRETA VAN FLEET Perform In Philadelphia

Fan-filmed video footage of GRETA VAN FLEET's December 30 concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. GRETA VAN FLEET singer Josh Kiszka recently spoke to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to last year's "Anthem ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL On Getting In Shape For 'Running Around' Stadiums Next Year: 'You've Gotta Be Ready For It'

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE is joining forces with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS for "The Stadium Tour" next summer. "Extra" music correspondent Adam Weissler caught up with the four members of the CRÜE at the December 4 press conference announcing the trek, and he asked them how they are preparing ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Fort Lauderdale

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's December 27 concert at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can be seen below. His setlist was as follows: 01. Baroque & Roll 02. Heavy E Phrygian 03. Never Die 04. No Rest For The Wicked 05. Overture 06. Arpeggios From Hell 07. Badinerie (Johann Sebastian Bach) 08. Spellbound ...

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IV: Come The Dark - DEATH WOLF

It was immediately apparent that DEATH WOLF was much more than just another self-indulgent side project. Formed by MARDUK founder, guitarist and creative driving force Morgan Håkansson, seemingly as an infernal repository for ideas deemed too straightforward, rock-influenced or gothic for the blackened mothership, this Swedish quartet sounded like a ferociously focused storm of pitch-black ...

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Reunited Original Lineup Of BULLETBOYS Teams Up With Artist ROBERT VARGAS For Special Painting

On Sunday, December 29, legendary artist Robert Vargas joined the original BULLETBOYS lineup for a live painting outside PA Rehearsal in Reseda, California in celebration of their reunion. The painting, which can be seen below, will be used as the backdrop for BULLETBOYS' sold-out return performance Monday night (December 30) at the Whisky A Go ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Always Thought That Instrumental Music Was For 'Better Guitar Players' Than Me'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has admitted that she initially had some reservations about putting out an album of instrumentals with her debut solo LP, last year's "Controlled Chaos". "I always thought that instrumental music was for 'better guitar players' than me," she wrote in a new Instagram ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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Video: HALESTORM Performs Acoustic Version Of 'The Silence'

Video footage of HALESTORM performing an acoustic version of the song "The Silence" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth full-length studio album, "Vicious", which came out last year. HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger told Classic Rock about "The Silence": "We were going to do an 11-song record and end it ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist On 'Perdida' Acoustic Album: 'It's Always A Pleasure To Interpret The Songs The Way They Were Written'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, titled "Perdida", on February 10, 2020. The band recorded the disc at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios. STP utilized a variety of instruments that haven't been associated with the group in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello and vintage keyboards. STONE TEMPLE ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Fourth Anniversary Of His Death

On Saturday, December 28 — the fourth anniversary of the passing of MÖTÖRHEAD bassist and vocalist LemmyMETALLICA shared footage of Lemmy performing the MÖTÖRHEAD classic "Too Late Too Late" with METALLICA at a September 2009 concert in Nashville, Tennessee. METALLICA wrote in an accompanying caption: "We miss you, Lemmy..." METALLICA's song "Murder One", ...

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