WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On ‘Intense’ Period Prior To Her Father’s Death

February 17, 2019  Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN TEMPTATION: Sharon: "For me, it was making [the side …

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HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL’s Death: ‘It Was Awful’

February 17, 2019  HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, Georgia while HELLYEAHwas taking …

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." …

TWISTED SISTER’s ‘Blissfully Retired’ Guitarist JAY JAY FRENCH Has ‘No Desire’ To Play Again

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French says that he is "blissfully retired" from playing music, more than two years after the band completed its farewell tour. In 2016, TWISTED SISTER embarked on one final trek, titled "Forty And Fuck It", in celebration of its 40th anniversary. These shows featured the band's "core lineup" of Jay Jay French, singer Dee Snider, guitarist Eddie Ojeda and bassist Mark …

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 …

Raiding the Rock Vault Las Vegas Has Some Serious Explaining To Do….

Over the past couple weeks, I have been talking to a couple of people who have brought to my attention a few issues with the well known Las Vegas music show, Raiding The Rock Vault. While where I got the stories is not so important, however what they told me is rather interesting to me. …

KISS’s ‘End Of The Road’ Tour Hits Portland: Front-Row Video

KISS played the second show of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Friday night (February 1) at Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As was the case with the opening-night concert in Vancouver the night before, the band played a 20-song set consisting of four tracks from KISS's self-titled debut album (1974), one from "Hotter Than Hell" (1974), one from "Dressed To …

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 …

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The Story Behind “Newer Old Stuff” With Maury Morales Of For Or Against

There are times in life, when you ask a question and immediately regret it, and it ends up being a terrible experience. Other times, you open your mouth to insert your own foot, and then something beautiful comes from it! Check out my epic misstep, and even more epic Interviewee Mr Maury Morales!!! And if …

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 …

Spiral Cell/Scott Uhl Interview

It seems that no matter what genre or lack there of Scott Uhl tackles, he seems to never disappoint.  From Glass Delirium and tattooed Strings, or maybe it's with Ninety Percent 90's, whatever it may be you ain't heard shit til you check out SPIRAL CELL!!!! I can start by saying I have been a …

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 …