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YES And ASIA Keyboardist GEOFFREY DOWNES Says British Monarchy Has Been 'Completely Destroyed' By Two Americans

ASIA and YES keyboardist Geoff Downes says it is "quite astonishing" that the British monarchy has been ruined by two Americans. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to "step back" from their roles as senior members of the Royal family, questions have arisen about its continued relevance to modern day society. Prince Harry ...

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Video: STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Performs In Orlando

Fan-filmed video footage of BRITISH LION's January 18 concert at Ace Café in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. BRITISH LION is the side project of Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN. BRITISH LION's second album, "The Burning", was released on January 17 in digipack CD, double gatefold vinyl and digital ...

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JETHRO TULL Drummer DOANE PERRY: NEIL PEART 'Faced Brain Cancer Bravely, Philosophically And With His Customary Humor'

Doane Perry, drummer with JETHRO TULL, has paid tribute to his longtime friend Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Earlier today, Perry took to his Facebook page to write: "I ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases Music Video For 'Two Steps'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have released the official music video for the song "Two Steps". The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE, JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, CHRIS POLAND Perform Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid'

Geoff Tate (formerly of QUEENSRŸCHE), Joe Satriani (CHICKENFOOT), Steve Vai, Chris Poland (formerly of MEGADETH), Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES) and Pat Gesualdo performed an extended cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Paranoid" at last night's (Wednesday, January 15) Metal Hall Of Fame event at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Video footage ...

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Video Premiere: SKINLAB's 'The Fury Within The Fire'

"The Fury Within The Fire", the new music video from veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Venomous", which was released in October via Art Is War Records, The disc was engineered, produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild, who stated about the ...

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JIMMY PAGE Introduces Standard Model SUNDRAGON Amplifier

LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page has announced a standard production model Sundragon amplifier. The Sundragon Standard is a follow-up to the immediately sold-out limited-edition amplifier introduced and delivered in 2019. The Standard is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on "Led Zeppelin I" and other notable ...

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Rumor: DRAGONFORCE Guitarist HERMAN LI Leaves IBANEZ

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li is rumored to have left Ibanez, the legendary Japanese guitar firm he has been endorsed by for a decade and a half. Li, who was born in Hong Kong and moved to England during his teenage years, is said to be working on a new signature guitar with an as-yet-undisclosed company. ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In The Spring

Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album and world tour. Set for release this spring, "Shapeshifting" marks the legendary guitarist's 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly. As previously announced, "The Shapeshifting Tour" opens on April ...

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BLEED THE SKY: 'Serpent' Video Released

Orange County, California metalcore band BLEED THE SKY has released the official music video for the single "Serpent". The clip is a dark and gritty reflection of BLEED THE SKY's new sound and harbors a new brutality that will contend with all new metal genres. "Serpent" is sure to turn some metal heads and offers ...

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TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS Debut 'Middle Child' Video

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS ring in the new year with a brand new video for "Middle Child", the latest single from last year's "Get The Money" album (Shanabelle/RCA Records). Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Coffman, the "Middle Child" clip's vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early '80s ...

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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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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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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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