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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT To Battle MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal will be challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale" on March 8 at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will also feature a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers project, ...

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Legal At Last - ANVIL

Twelve years on from "Anvil! The Story of Anvil", it's hard not feel a shiver of satisfaction that Lipps Kudlow and Robb Reiner are living the life they always wanted: releasing albums on a regular basis and spending the rest of their time touring like madmen. It's worth noting that "Legal at Last" would probably ...

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Watch KINGDOM COME Perform In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of KINGDOM COME's January 31 concert at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Michael Buttaccio"). Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Members Recall Meeting MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY The First Time: 'It Was Like Serendipity'

In an interview with TotalRock Radio's Dawn Osbourne prior to their January 30 show at London Underworld in London, England, United Kingdom, members of veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL recalled their first encounter with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. The two bands teamed up for the 1981 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" EP that ...

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CARMINE APPICE On Why BLUE MURDER Reunion Hasn't Happened Yet: We Still Can't Get JOHN SYKES Out Of The House

In a new interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show", drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin discussed the possibility of a reunion of the power trio/supergroup BLUE MURDER. The band was by formed by guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and released two studio albums — 1989's self-titled effort and the 1993 follow-up, "Nothin' But ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Weighs In On MOTÖRHEAD And THIN LIZZY's Exclusion From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has expressed his disappointment over the fact that MOTÖRHEAD has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Eligible since 2002, the Lemmy-fronted outfit was on the ballot for the class of 2020 but failed to receive enough votes. During a career-spanning interview on Dean Delray's "Let ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS Says His First Show As Bassist For THIN LIZZY Felt 'Like A Dream'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played bass for iconic rockers THIN LIZZY during their summer 2019 run of European festival appearances to commemorate 50 years since the formation of the original band and 40 years since the release of the seminal "Black Rose" album. Sanders joined guitarist Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton on keyboards, ...

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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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THIN LIZZY's SCOTT GORHAM: NEIL PEART Will 'Continue To Be An Inspiration For Many Aspiring Drummers'

THIN LIZZY guitarist Scott Gorham has paid tribute to RUSH drummer Neil Peart, who died on Tuesday (January 7) in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. "I was shocked & saddened to hear that Neil Peart, percussionist and lyricist extraordinaire with Canadian band RUSH has passed ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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Mind Freeze - HAUNT

At a point in time where most bands take at least two years between albums, HAUNT's generous prolificity has been a real treat over the last couple of years. Not content with producing some of the best doom metal of recent years with BEASTMAKER, frontman and creative mastermind Trevor Church clearly had some extra fire ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS And THIN LIZZY Frontman RICKY WARWICK Undergoes 'Small Procedure' At California Hospital

BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY frontman Ricky Warwick underwent a "small procedure" this morning (Monday, December 30) at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in West Hollywood, California. Earlier today, Warwick posted a photo of him laying on a hospital bed and flashing the "devil horns, along with the following caption: "Should never have asked [wife] Tina ...

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