steve-vai in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

LYNYRD SKYNYRD Postpones Tour Dates After Guitarist GARY ROSSINGTON Undergoes Heart Surgery

Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD have postponed this weekend's concerts so that founding member Gary Rossington can recover from recent heart surgery. The shows, originally scheduled for August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada and August 17 in Wheatland, California, will now take place on October 18 and October 19, respectively. The 67-year-old guitarist and last ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On His Most Embarrassing Onstage Moment: 'Luckily, I've Always Got Away Scot-Free'

In a recent interview with KISW's "Metal Shop", JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner was asked to reveal his most embarrassing onstage moment. He said (hear audio below): "Oh, wow. I've gotta think hard about that. Luckily — I shouldn't say this, because when you say it, something always happens — luckily, I've always got away ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends '...And Justice For All' Production: 'We Wanted The Best-Sounding Record We Could Make'

James Hetfield has defended the sound of METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, saying that he and his bandmates simply "wanted the best-sounding record" they could make. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for the lack of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To New SKINLAB Song 'Overcoming'

The official visualizer for "Overcoming", a brand new song from veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Venomous", which will be released in October via Art Is War Records. The disc was produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild. "Venomous" marks SKINLAB's recording ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVILDRIVER Guitarist On Group's Forthcoming Album: 'This Is The Most Happy I've Ever Been With Any Record'

Prior to DEVILDRIVER's July 19 performance in Sioux City, Iowa, guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke with Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the group's forthcoming record will be released: Mike: "Don't ask me when that is. I'm not ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

"Amok", the new video from the Los Angeles instrumental power trio ZINNGESCHREI, can be seen below. The song is taken from "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", Metal Assault Records' very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch Video For New REFUSED Single 'Blood Red'

Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy have partnered with REFUSED globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red". The song is the first single off their upcoming album, "War Music", and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy. Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH To Publish Autobiography

Several online book retailers, including Google, Adlibris, Lehmanns and various Amazon sites, are advertising an upcoming autobiography from IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith. Titled "Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler", the 288-page book will be released in May 2020 via Ebury, the non-fiction specialists of Penguin Random ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: DEMOLITION HAMMER Performs At HEAVY MONTREAL

Fan-filmed video footage of reunited cult New York thrashers DEMOLITION HAMMER performing on July 28 at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. DEMOLITION HAMMER was active between 1986 and 1994 and released three full-length albums — "Tortured Existence" (1990), "Epidemic Of Violence" (1992) and "Time Bomb" (1994) — all ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVILDRIVER Cancels European Tour

California metallers DEVILDRIVER have been forced to cancel their previously announced European tour. The trek, which was scheduled to take place in September/October, is being called off due to "unexpected circumstances, completely out of the control of the band," according to a press release. The members of DEVILDRIVER would like to stress that they hate ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

Read more

Posted in: News