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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, L.A. GUNS Members Featured In Documentary On COVID-19's Decimation Of Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media has released "Let The Music Play", a documentary on COVID-19's brutal impact on the music industry, via YouTube (a mid-April release on Amazon Prime is also slated). This feature-length film was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive, and an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack ...

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AFI Drops Two More New Songs, 'Dulcería' And 'Far Too Near'

AFI has shared "Dulcería" and "Far Too Near", two tracks from their eagerly-awaited new album "Bodies", due June 11 via Rise Records. The swaggering "Dulcería" — which was co-written by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' Billy Corgan — is accompanied by an official music video. Both new tracks will be included on a limited seven-inch single. "'Dulcería' ...

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TONY IOMMI Says It Was 'Wrong' For GEOFF NICHOLLS's Estate To Release DIO-Era BLACK SABBATH Song 'Slapback'

Tony Iommi says that it was "wrong" for the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH song titled "Slapback" to be released without the band's knowledge. Gary Rees, the stepson and executor of the estate of SABBATH's longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, uploaded the track to YouTube in early March, writing in an accompanying message that he had ...

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YES: 'A Visual Biography' Due In July

Wymer Publishing has set a July 9 publication date for "Yes: A Visual Biography". "Yes: A Visual Biography" documents the progressive rock pioneers' first 12 years, from the release of their eponymous debut album through to 1980's "Drama". "Drama" is a suitable name for a band whose career has been full of drama as documented ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: 'Hypersonic' Music Video

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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SKID ROW Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album Sessions

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast that he and his bandmates will regroup in less than two weeks in Nashville, Tennessee to begin pre-production on some of its new material. Asked if they will once again work with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled ...

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QUEEN 'Rock Iconz' Collectibles Coming Soon

KnuckleBonz is currently in production creating limited-edition QUEEN collectible statues. Rock Iconz statues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon will be hand-crafted in our fine arts process, featuring the band from their 1981 performance in Montreal. Officially licensed, each statue is hand-painted, numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity on ...

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Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Is Working On Autobiography

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has confirmed that he is working on an autobiography. The 72-year-old rocker revealed his plan to tell his life story in book form during a March 12 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk". Regarding what fans can expect from his autobiography, Ward said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says Playing With JOHN PETRUCCI And JORDAN RUDESS Again 'Felt So Natural' And 'Comfortable'

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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TRACII GUNS On MICHAEL SWEET: 'We Have The Same Influences In Music, We're Great Friends, And We Have Completely Opposite Ideologies'

Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) recently spoke to Talking Metal about SUNBOMB, his collaboration with STRYPER's Michael Sweet. Regarding how the project came about, Tracii said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The greatest thing about Michael and I is that we have the same influences in music, we're great friends, and we have completely opposite ideologies — ...

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