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]. …

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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 …

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63

Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley dies at 63 8 minutes ago Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk rock band Buzzcocks, has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack. The band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've). Their management told the BBC that Shelley died on Thursday in …

Fan Dies At BRING ME THE HORIZON Concert In London

Fan Dies At BRING ME THE HORIZON Concert In London December 1, 2018  A fan died during BRING ME THE HORIZON's concert at Alexandra Palace in London Friday night (November 30). The band has issued the following statement regarding the mater: "Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death …

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON: Why I Voted For Brexit

IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: Why I Voted For Brexit November 24, 2018  IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has defended his decision to vote for Brexit, saying that the United Kingdom's plan to leave the European Union (EU) will enable the country "to be more flexible." A public vote — called a referendum — was held in June 2016 …

CHRIS HOLMES On W.A.S.P.’s ‘Kill.F**k.Die’: ‘It Was A Really Stupid Album To Do’

CHRIS HOLMES On W.A.S.P.'s 'Kill.F**k.Die': 'It Was A Really Stupid Album To Do' November 22, 2018 28 CommentsFacebookTwitterPinterestRedditMore Chris Holmes has revealed that he almost walked out on W.A.S.P. in the middle of the band's 1989 "The Headless Children" world tour. In a chat with Eonmusic, the guitarist also talked about his return to the shock rockers in 1997, and how he "hated" …

Former GHOST Members Plan To Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit

October 19, 2018 Former members of GHOST have vowed to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit against the band's leader, Tobias Forge. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by the four ex-members in April 2017. They accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album releases …

Former GHOST Members’ Lawsuit Against TOBIAS FORGE Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST against the band's leader has been dismissed by a Swedish court. Tobias Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by four ex-members in April 2017 who accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band's album releases …

AXL ROSE Puts KANYE WEST On Blast After White House Visit

October 12, 2018 According to The Pulse Of Radio, GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose put Kanye West on blast after the rapper's appearance at the White House on Thursday (October 11), in which Westdelivered a rambling 10-minute monologue that addressed topics ranging from violence in Chicago to "flyest" cars. The nearly incoherent rant appeared to leave even Donald Trump — not exactly known for …

MINISTRY Is Already Working On Follow-Up To ‘AmeriKKKant’, Says AL JOURGENSEN

October 12, 2018 Al Jourgensen has confirmed to Billboard that MINISTRY has already commenced work on the follow-up to "AmeriKKKant", which came out in March. "I have to get as many albums as I can done while Trump is still president," Al explained. "And then what am I going to do: write those crappy albums that I write while Democrats are president? Speaking about the …

Majority Stake In NUCLEAR BLAST Acquired By BELIEVE

October 10, 2018 According to Music Business Worldwide, Believe Digital has acquired a majority stake in the long-running and heavy metal label Nuclear Blast for what is believed to be an eight-figure sum. Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger remains a shareholder in the company, which he founded in 1987. The label's current roster includes such acts as NIGHTWISH, SLAYER, SABATON, BLIND GUARDIAN, ACCEPT and DIMMU BORGIR. In a joint statement, Believe and Nuclear …

Warner Music Exec: ‘The Business of Physical Music Is Quite Strong. We Have No Intention of Walking Away from This Business’

 October 9, 2018 Vinyl records are still growing fast, and CDs may not be tanking as badly as we think.  Warner Music Group is committed to all of it. The resurgence of vinyl records is obviously causing labels to reconsider the format.  But for at least one major label, CDs aren’t being abandoned quite yet, …

CHRIS CORNELL Statue Unveiled In Seattle: Video, Photos

October 8, 2018 On Sunday, October 7, Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) celebrated Seattle's son, music icon and late Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, with the public unveiling of a commemorative statue. The life-size statue, commissioned and donated to the museum by Vicky Cornell, will stand outside MoPOP's south entrance facing Fifth Avenue North. The statue …

WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces Memorial Concert For Singer KYLE PAVONE

October 8, 2018 According to Billboard, the surviving members of WE CAME AS ROMANS will stage a memorial concert for their late singer Kyle Pavone on October 28 at the Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan. The "Promise Me" tribute will raise money for the newly established Kyle Pavone Foundationand will feature "a whole bunch of guest vocalists, guest musicians, tons of DJs," co-vocalist Dave Stephens said …

INSANE CLOWN POSSE Member Attempts To Dropkick LIMP BIZKIT Frontman FRED DURST Mid-Concert (Video)

October 7, 2018 A member of INSANE CLOWN POSSE apparently tried to dropkick Fred Durst mid-concert. The incident happened last night (Saturday, October 6) at Camden, New Jersey's Rock Allegiance festival, which was being headlined by LIMP BIZKIT. LIMP BIZKIT had just finished performing a cover version of George Michael's "Faith" at the BB&T Pavilion when Joseph William Utsler, better known by his stage name Shaggy 2 Dope, …

STEPHEN PEARCY Was ‘Stumbling’ And ‘Couldn’t Remember The Words’ During RATT’s Concert In St. Charles (Video)

October 6, 2018 Some of the fans who attended RATT's concert Friday night (October 5) in St. Charles, Illinois say that lead singer Stephen Pearcy was "stumbling" and couldn't "remember the words" to some of the band's most popular songs. Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's performance at the Arcada Theatre — courtesy of YouTubeuser JW Stuff — shows the frontman slurring his …

K.K. DOWNING Looks Back On JUDAS PRIEST’s Contentious Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN: ‘It Got A Bit Ugly’

October 5, 2018 During a brand new interview with SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Ken "K.K." Downing spoke about the the contentious rivalry that developed between PRIESTand IRON MAIDEN when the two bands toured together in the early 1980s. "We'd just finished the 'British Steel' record in England, and we were going out on tour [in early 1980 with IRON MAIDEN]," he recalled. "And then …

LAMB OF GOD Drummer Chris Adler Hopes To ‘Guide Musicians Through The Ins And Outs Of The Industry’ With His Newly Launched Management Company

October 5, 2018 LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has officially announced the launch of Kintsugi Management, a talent management agency. His first client is the acclaimed U.K. death metal band DYSCARNATE. Adler stated: "The Kintsugi mission is to create and redefine modern pathways to achievement. I have the capabilities, connections and knowledge to guide musicians through the ins and outs of the …

Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly Song Fame, Dies in Texas

The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital. 2 October 2018 LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center. …