pretty-boy-floyd in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's ERIC 'A.K.' KNUTSON: 'I Can Sing Anything Anytime, Drunk, Sober — It Doesn't Matter'

The Great Metal Debate conducted an interview with vocalist Eric "A.K." Knutson and guitarist Michael Gilbert of veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM prior to their June 1 concert at Tiger Room in Louisville, Kentucky. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On their latest ...

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

GEOFF TATE On 'Fantastic' AVANTASIA Tour: 'I Just Don't Want It To End'

AVANTASIA vocalists Tobias Sammet, Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) and Geoff Tate (ex-QUEENSRŸCHE) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why Sammet invited Atkins and Tate to participate in AVANTASIA: Tobias: "First and foremost, their voices. That's what I knew ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CLUTCH Vocalist On CARMINE APPICE's Praise For 'Evil' Cover: 'That Was Very Gratifying'

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at this year's Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, vocalist Neil Fallon was interviewed backstage. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's recently released cover of of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) means that ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON And French Composer JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Share 'Chansons D'Amour' Video

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier have shared the video for "Chansons D'Amour". The song is taken from the pair's recently announced collaboration, "Corpse Flower", which will be released on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. Pre-orders, which include instant downloads of both "Chansons D'Amour" and "On Top Of The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STATIC-X Bassist: Why Mask-Wearing Touring Vocalist's Identity Has Not Been Officially Revealed

Tony Campos has explained STATIC-X's decision to enlist a vocalist who wears a mask in the likeness of late frontman Wayne Static during the band's current reunion tour. The North American trek, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to Static, features co-headliner DEVILDRIVER and support from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

K.K. DOWNING Is 'Open To Any Conversations' With JUDAS PRIEST About Taking Part In 50th-Anniversary Tour

K.K. Downing says that he is "open to any conversations" with his former bandmates in JUDAS PRIEST about taking part in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration. The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. ...

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

SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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

BEARTOOTH Singer Wants Band's Live Shows To Feature 'As Much Fire As We Can Fit On Stage'

Prior to BEARTOOTH's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, vocalist Caleb Shomo spoke with James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's 2018 album, "Disease": Caleb: "There's not really been ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS: "I Get Bored If I Play Exactly The Same Thing Every Night'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke with RAMzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER has considered offering cassettes: Jordan: "Not really. Personally, I'm not that interested in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CARCASS: Pro-Shot Video Of HELLFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of CARCASS's entire June 21 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Last fall, CARCASS entered the studio to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to its 2013 comeback album, "Surgical Steel". CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told the WSOU radio station back in April 2018 that he and his ...

Read more

Posted in: News