KISS: ‘The Hottest Brand In The Land’ Merchandise Book Due This Summer

June 5, 2019  The complete and authorized story of the '70s and '80s KISS merchandising craze that swept America is the focus of a massive new coffee-table photo book tited "The Hottest Brand In The Land". This thick 10x10 inch stylish coffee table book goes deep into the wild and crazy Aucoin era to give you a big, warm hug …

SLAYER/EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: ‘Why Rap Is The Number One Music Form In America’

May 31, 2019 Thrash metal legend Gary Holt of SLAYER and EXODUS returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on May 18. The capacity crowd was entertained as Gary told stories from his incredible career, performed some of his most classic riffs and shredded everyone from Kanye West to Kylie Jenner. Speaking about the current state of hip-hop, Holt said: "I like old-school rap. Maybe I'm just showing …

MOTÖRHEAD’s ‘Ace Of Spades’ Named Greatest Gambling Song Of All Time

May 28, 2019 In May, poker powerhouse PokerStars asked a thousand of its European customers which song they liked the best from a list of songs. It came down to two choices — Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades", and it is no gamble to say that "Spades" not only won but crushed Lady Gaga's 2009 smash-hit. With "Spades" having enjoyed huge success in …

Daughter Of SLIPKNOT’s M. SHAWN CRAHAN Fought Hard Against Drug Addiction

May 26, 2019  Gabrielle Crahan, the 22-year-old daughter of SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan, was remembered in her obituary as a "social butterfly" with an "outgoing personality, cheerful attitude, compassion and loving heart." Gabrielle died on May 18 in Los Angeles, with Shawn announcing the death the following day. Gabrielle was one of four children Shawn had with his wife, Chantel, whom he married in …

SLAYER Gets Limited-Edition Bottle From JÄGERMEISTER

May 23, 2019  According to Metal Hammer, Jägermeister has launched a limited-edition bottle as a tribute to the legendary thrash metal band SLAYER. The 1.75-liter bottle features custom-made SLAYER artwork and is presented in an engraved box and is limited to just 500 bottles, which are available through Jägermeister's online store. SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says: "We've had some good times with Jägermeister through the years. we …

Daughter of Obituary’s Terry Butler Killed In Car Crash; GoFundMe Page Established

727Breaking NewsGoFundMe, Jona Wright, Obituary. Jona Wright, the daughter of Obituary bassist Terry Butler, has died from injuries she sustained in an automobile crash on Tuesday, May 7 in Florida. Her two sons, ages 6 and 10, escaped the accident with minor injuries, according to police. A friend of Jona’s has established a GoFundMe page to collect donations for …

ANVIL Signs New Record Deal, Promises ‘Crushing’ 2020 Album

May 10, 2019  Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany in October to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Speaking about the new disc's musical direction, drummer Robb Reiner told The Metal Voice (see video below: "It's just a continuation of what we've been doing for the last four or five years, …

DEVILDRIVER, LAMB OF GOD Singers Officially Re-Launch SUNCULT Surf Apparel And Lifestyle Brand

May 9, 2019  In 2014, DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara peeled off his wetsuit and sat down next to his wife Anahstasia to watch the sun disappear into the Pacific. Fresh off yet another grueling tour, he had gone to the beach to wash the road off with a surf session. As the sun sank into the sea, Anahstasia remarked how much it …

GODSMACK’s SULLY ERNA Establishes ‘The Scars Foundation’ To Raise Awareness And Funds For Mental Health

April 9, 2019 Sully Erna of GODSMACK has announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. With the rise of suicides, bullying, addiction, abuse and so many other challenges, The Scars Foundation is dedicated to providing resources and tools to educate and empower people on a global level that struggle with these burdens. "Scars …

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Presented With ‘Honorary Citizen Of Sarajevo’ Award (Video)

April 6, 2019 Bruce Dickinson was declared an honorary citizen in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday (April 6). The IRON MAIDEN singer was presented the award for his visit during the city's wartime siege and the concert he performed with his solo band in December 1994. The ceremony was part of the traditional celebration of the anniversary of the …

MARILYN MANSON Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

March 16, 2019 Marilyn Manson is putting the finishing touches on his new studio album for a tentative late 2019 release. Some of the sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" are apparently taking place at the studio of country rocker Shooter Jennings, who recently worked with Duff McKagan on the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming solo album. Manson shared an Instagram photo of …

THE PRODIGY Frontman KEITH FLINT Dead At 49

March 4, 2019  THE PRODIGY frontman Keith Flint has died at the age of 49. He was found dead this morning (Monday, March 4) at his home in Essex, a county in the southeast of England, northeast of London. Flint's THE PRODIGY bandmate Liam Howlett said that Keith died by suicide. "The news is true, I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took …

JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD To Guest On Tomorrow’s ‘Ride With Norman Reedus’

March 2, 2019 9 JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford will guest on tomorrow night's (Sunday, March 3) episode of "Ride With Norman Reedus" on AMC. A preview clip is available below. "Ride With Norman Reedus" is an American travel series that premiered on AMC in June 2016. The series follows actor and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus where he and a guest of the week travel across a …

NIKKI SIXX Hopes His ‘Heroin Diaries’ Musical Will Do For Opiate Epidemic What ‘Rent’ Did For AIDS And HIV

March 2, 2019 27 Comments MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to U.K.'s BUILD Series about the long-waited Broadway adaptation of his memoir, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star". "The Heroin Diaries", which was supposedly taken from actual journals Sixx kept in the late '80s while in the grip of a near-fatal heroin addiction, was originally released in …

First Look At GLENN DANZIG’s Feature Film Directorial Debut ‘Verotika’

February 25, 2019  A "sneak peek" of a few of the scenes from Glenn Danzig's upcoming "Verotika" feature film directorial debut is available below. The film, which is currently in post-production, will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between three individual characters/storylines based on Danzig's own popular Verotik comic book characters. Glenn penned and composed music for the movie, which …

Dark Angel, Ex-Exodus, Etc. Members Join Forces In Bloodmoon Ritual

Posted by caemanamelio on February 9, 2019  on Metal Anarchy Rob Dukes (ex-Exodus), Greg Hall (ex-Sacred Reich), Eric Meyer (Dark Angel), Michael Gonzalez (Dark Angel), and Chris Cannella (Autumn’s End) have joined forces in a new band called Bloodmoon Ritual. The group is promising to “deliver a sonic punch that will absolutely decimate the music world.”

EXCLUSIVE: GUITAR VIRTUOSO MRS. SMITH PREMIERES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, THE BOB ROSS TECHNIQUE

You kind of just have to see it to believe it. A truly great shred guitarist must also have a truly great name: Eddie Van Halen; Yngwie Malmsteen; Buckethead; Mrs. Smith. If you haven’t heard of Mrs. Smith, she’s a prim-looking socialite/crazy cat lady who rips guitar riffs. The talented guitar-playing drag performer and character actresss has performed …

DEICIDE Announce New Guitarist, Chris Cannella

FEBRUARY 15, 2019 AT 12:46 PM In 2016, guitarist Jack Owen quit Deicide to go join his ex-Cannibal Corpsebandmate Chris Barnes in Six Feet Under. Deicide recruited Monstrosityguitarist Mark English as Owen's replacement and recorded a new album called Overtures Of Blasphemy in 2018. Now Deicide has announced that English has left the band and is being replaced by Autumn's End guitarist Chris Cannella. When …

LAST IN LINE’s VINNY APPICE Says He And VIVIAN CAMPBELL ‘Lock In Like A Bastard’

February 16, 2019  Drum legend Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) recently spoke with Jack Antonio of the "Do You Know Jack" podcast about "II", the new album by LAST IN LINE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of LAST IN LINE: Vinny: "Viv [guitarist Vivian Campbell] called up and said, 'Hey, I'm here with Jimmy [Bain]. …

LED ZEPPELIN + VANS: Details Of New Shoe Collection Revealed

February 15, 2019 On the heels of LED ZEPPELIN's historic golden anniversary, Vans has partnered with the rock and roll legends to celebrate their debut, self-titled album, "Led Zeppelin". The four-piece capsule of limited-edition footwear and apparel will be available Friday, February 22 at select Vans retail stores, wholesale partners, Vans.com and store.ledzeppelin.com. The Vans x Led Zeppelin long-sleeve tee kicks off the collection to showcase …

KISS: New ‘Pop! Rocks’ Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

February 16, 2019  The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has once again joined forces with legendary rockers KISS. The latest series of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures includes all four members of the band. These stylized Pop! vinyl figures were announced at the New York Toy Fair. As of this writing, the KISS collectibles are listed as "coming soon." …

MICHAEL ANTHONY Was Contacted By VAN HALEN’s Management Six Months Ago About Possible Reunion Tour, Says SAMMY HAGAR

Michael Anthony was contacted by VAN HALEN's management half a year ago about reuniting with the band for a tour, Sammy Hagar has revealed. A recent rumor has suggested that the original VAN HALEN lineup — including Anthony, who has not played with the band since 2004 — will reunite in 2019 for a run of stadium shows. This would be the …

Racist Security Guard Needs To Be Fired!

Nakeisha Richardson3 hrs PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ON THIS!!!My daughter who attends Laredo Middle School (Cherry Creek) has been having issues of harrassment and witness intimidation with a security guard named Josh Thomas for over a month! I have gone up to the school and was approached by this Security guard and taken into a …

Bill Hudson Fires Back!!!!

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Was 'Lucky' To Find New U.D.O. Guitarist DEE DAMMERS December 17, 2018   This past August, Hudson, who has previously played with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, CIRCLE II CIRCLE and JON OLIVA'S PAIN, issued a statement saying that he left Udo Dirkschneider's DIRKSCHNEIDER of his own accord and wasn't pushed out of the band, despite the singer's suggestion to the contrary. "I resigned …

A&R Executive Who ‘Discovered’ METALLICA: ‘That Signing Helped Change The Face Of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal’

December 13, 2018 Michael Alago, the New York City native who signed METALLICA to Elektra three and a half decades ago, spoke to the "Juliet: Unexpected" podcast about what it was about the James Hetfield-fronted group that initially caught his attention. "Well, I [was] out every night as an A&R person," Alago said (hear audio below). "I [was] also meeting with unsigned bands, lawyers …

CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist PAT O’BRIEN Is ‘A Standup Guy’ Who Is ‘True To His Friends, Family And His Band,’ Says Drummer’s Wife

December 13, 2018 A fundraising campaign for CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien has been launched by Deana Mazurkiewicz, the wife of the band's drummer, Paul Mazurkiewicz. O'Brien was arrested Monday (December 10) on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault. Deputies say he burglarized a house and charged at a deputy with …

DAVID LEE ROTH Launches Skin-Care Line INK THE ORIGINAL

December 11, 2018 VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth spoke to Vogue about his business venture Ink The Original, the just-launched skin-care line specifically made to preserve, protect, and highlight tattoos and keep them from fading. Regarding how he got involved in a business in the tattoo-maintenance space, Roth said: "Simple: The product that we're dealing with now goes hand in hand with …

DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN: ‘People Are Addicted To Being Offended’

December 11, 2018  DISTURBED frontman David Draiman, who was well-known a few years ago for his outspoken views on politics and foreign affairs, was asked in a brand new interview with KLOS radio show "Whiplash" if he feels comfortable voicing his opinions in the current political climate. "No," he told host by Full Metal Jackie (hear audio below). "Look, the most surefire way …

QUEEN’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is Most-Streamed Song From 20th Century

December 10, 2018 0 CommentsFacebookTwitterPinterestRedditMore "Bohemian Rhapsody", the iconic single by British rock legends QUEEN, has become most-streamed song from the 20th Century, as well as the most-streamed classic rock song of all time. On Monday (December 10), Universal Music Group (UMG) announced that the song has garnered more than 1.6 billion global streams — a figure that takes into account all …

ANGUS YOUNG ‘Pop!’ Vinyl Figures From FUNKO Coming In January

ANGUS YOUNG 'Pop!' Vinyl Figures From FUNKO Coming In January December 10, 2018  Toy maker Funko will release Pop! vinyl figures of AC/DC guitarist Angus Young in January. Young figures will be made available in three separate combinations of hats and schoolboy outfits: a black suit and cap, or a navy blue suit with a blue hat featuring both an "A" and the "Highway To …