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TRACII GUNS, ANDY SUMMERS To Perform At Benefit Concert For Musicians Afftected By Northern California Fires

As the rebuilding continues after the devastation of the October 2017 Northern California fires, Guitar Player magazine is presenting a thrilling, all-star guitar benefit concert to support musicians affected by the Sonoma County blazes. Andy Summers — Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and member of THE POLICE — is headlining the event, which will ...

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OVERKILL Bassist Signs Deal With MIGHTY MUSIC; Solo Album Due In October

OVERKILL songwriter and bassist D.D. Verni will release his debut solo album in October through Mighty Music. The effort features guest appearances by a number of guitarists, including Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY), Angus Clark (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE), Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Steve Leonard (ALMOST QUEEN) and ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Death Vase' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Death Vase", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that demanded ...

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ALICE COOPER Guitarist RYAN ROXIE To Release 'Imagine Your Reality' Solo Album In May; ROBIN ZANDER To Guest

Ryan Roxie will release his new solo album, "Imagine Your Reality", on May 25 via Cargo Records UK. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, who is best known as Alice Cooper's longtime lead guitarist and collaborator, has also worked with Slash and Gilby Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock award-nominated band CASABLANCA. "Imagine Your ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Vocalist Keeps His Politics Out Of Band's Music

AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows recently guested on "The Stansbury Show" on the Canton, Ohio-based radio station Rock 106.9. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins around the 93-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how it feels to be considered a peer of legendary acts such as METALLICA: ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Treasurers Of Disease' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Treasurers Of Disease", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist On 'And Justice For None' Album: 'This Record Has Three Or Four Of The Biggest Songs We Ever Wrote'

Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station recently conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory. You can listen to the chat via the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay in getting FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's new album, "And Justice For None", released after being embroiled in ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH And BREAKING BENJAMIN To Tour U.S. With NOTHING MORE, BAD WOLVES

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN have released separate video teasers for a summer 2018 U.S. co-headlining tour that will also feature NOTHING MORE and BAD WOLVES. The official announcement, including exact cities and dates, is expected later this month. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction", was released on December ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: 'Rotting Civilisation' Album Details Revealed

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. If ever there were a point in history that demanded angry, scathing, explosive music, then this is it. With eerie-but-exhilarating echoes of ...

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VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS Release 'Reputation' Lyric Video

Classic rock icon Adrian Vandenberg and his VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS return with their brand new single "Reputation", taken from their new album "MK II" which was released in November on Mascot Records. The riff-rollcoaster of "Reputation" is classic rock at its most swaggering. Vocalist Jan Hovings confesses "been there, done that, in and out of trouble" ...

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New Lineup Of EXHORDER Performs In New York (Video)

The new lineup of the legendary American thrash metal band EXHORDER made its official live debut last night (Friday, February 9) at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below (courtesy of Chucky Browns Hood TV). EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates With SHINEDOWN

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will return to the road this spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates SHINEDOWN to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. festivals, including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse STARSET, which ...

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No Cross No Crown - CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY has returned with its best album in 22 years. The group has never released bad or subpar music, but since Pepper Keenan removed himself from the picture to focus upon DOWN, the unit lost its momentum and magic. Now that the charming frontman has returned to the fold, the group has repossessed ...

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STEEL PANTHER Guitarist: 'Lowering The Bar Is Really The Best Thing You Could Do In Order To Have A Happy Life'

A Music Blog, Yea? conducted an interview with guitarist Satchel and bassist Lexxi Foxx of California rock and party legends STEEL PANTHER prior to their December 6 concert at Rebel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the members of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Bassist Pays Tribute To 'Brilliant' 'Painkiller' Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES: 'It's A Great Loss To Metal'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill was recently interviewed by Metal Shock Finland. The full conversation can be heard at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Metal Shock Finland): On the recent passing of Chris Tsangarides, who produced the band's albums "Painkiller" and "Jugulator": Ian: "The first ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Offers Update On Covers Album, Brain Tumor Battle

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven is still hopeful that the band will complete its long-in-the-works covers album. The Norwegian black metal band was originally going to release the covers disc prior to the arrival of its latest collection of all-new material, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", but unforeseen events, including Satyr's brain-tumor diagnosis in 2015, resulted ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunited

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a photo of him apparently hanging out with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Portnoy wrote in an accompanying caption: "Happy New Year from MP & JP #givepeaceachance #carpediem Here's to a great 2018!" Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO On Hypothetical PANTERA 'Reunion' Concert: 'It Would Be A Great Idea If Everyone Else Felt It Was A Great Idea'

Former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo was recently interviewed by Metal Wani's Jake Patton. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On a hypothetical PANTERA reunion concert featuring all surviving members of the band paying tribute to late ...

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IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Members Pay Tribute To LEMMY On Second Anniversary Of His Death (Video)

A number of Swedish heavy metal musicians — including members of IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, AVATAR, HORISONT HYPNOS, ENGEL, HONEYMOON DISEASE, RAM, CITY SAINTS, SIPHON FUEL, TRANSPORT LEAGUE and SAFFIRE — paid tribute to Lemmy Kilmister by performing MOTÖRHEAD covers at a special concert on December 28 at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video ...

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