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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Drummer CHARLIE WATTS Dead At 80

THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80. No cause of death has been revealed. Watts's passing was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a ...

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THE ROLLING STONES To Release 40th-Anniversary Editions Of 'Tattoo You'

THE ROLLING STONES have announced the release of 40th-anniversary, expanded deluxe editions of their chart-topping, multi-platinum 1981 album "Tattoo You" via Universal Music. The newly remastered set, out on October 22, will be accompanied by no fewer than nine previously unreleased tracks from the era. The first of these, the irresistible rocker "Living In The ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Announce Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

THE ROLLING STONES have announced the make-up dates for their postponed 2020 tour. The 13-date trek will kick off on September 26 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will conclude on November 20 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Also included are shows in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, ...

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VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Return From Hiatus With 'Witch'

After a five-year hiatus, Las Vegas-based horror rockers VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE have returned with their new track "Witch", having been freshly signed with Cleopatra Records. Not only that, but the band has also announced a new string of fall 2021 tour dates. Speaking on the news, frontman Michael Vampire shares: "I am super proud of 'Witch', ...

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APOCALYPTICA Launches Its Own Brand Of Coffee

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA will launch their first brand of coffee on Friday, July 9. The iconic symphonic metal band has been at the forefront of its genre for almost 30 years now. Apocalyptica Coffee comes in time to celebrate the group's latest album, "Cell-0", and upcoming live performances. APOCALYPTICA chose Helsinki Coffee Roastery's 50/60 ...

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FILTER Signs With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

FILTER has announced a worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records. The band's new album, tentatively titled "Murica", is expected before the end of the year. The cover art for the disc, which was created by Mister Sam Shearon, can be seen below. Commented FILTER mainman Richard Patrick: "The new FILTER record is less political and ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Says His Next Album 'The Puzzle' Is 'Abstract, Complex, Ambient Nonsense'

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend spoke to Guitar Interactive about his upcoming album, "The Puzzle", which he recently completed for an early 2021 release. Regarding how the coronavirus crisis has affected the musical and lyrical direction of the LP, Devin said (see video below): "By being as honest with yourself as possible, what's ...

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FILTER Unveils 'Murica' Album Cover Art

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has unveiled the Mister Sam Shearon-created cover art for the band's upcoming album, "Murica". Check it out below. Late last month, FILTER released the official music video for the "Murica" title track. Patrick is recording the LP with such players as original FILTER member Brian Liesegang and guitarists Jonny Radtke and ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts Artists Who 'Disrespect Their Fans' Over Differing Political Views

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted artists who "continue to disrespect their fans and alienate themselves from their fan base" because of their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments a day after FILTER released a music video for its new single, "Murica", in which Richard Patrick portrays what the FILTER frontman calls ...

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GARY HOLT, DAVE LOMBARDO And DERRICK GREEN Join Forces For Halloween Song 'Terrorized'

Guitarist Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), drummer Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and vocalist Derrick Green (SEPULTURA) have joined forces under the BELOVED GHOULS banner to record a Halloween song called "Terrorized". The track, which was produced by Ross Robinson, features a guest appearance by TOUCHÉ AMORE's Jeremy Bolm. Proceeds from "Terrorized" will benefit Save ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: Why I Quit NINE INCH NAILS

During a recent appearance on the "Stop! Drop & Talk" podcast, Richard Patrick reflected on his decision to leave NINE INCH NAILS in 1993 and form FILTER. "I started in NINE INCH NAILS, but then I quit when I was, like, 26," he said (see video below). "NINE INCH NAILS was the only time I ...

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Neuropunk Boostergang - EXPANDER

Folks that are uninitiated to the cacophonous noise that is generated by EXPANDER may see the words "thrash" and "Texas" in the band's bio and press releases, and get a preconceived idea that the group would be another straightforward band in the vein of POWER TRIP, or share a production sound with fellow Austin metallers ...

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