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Long-running heavy metal supergroup DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders, will make a handful of rare live appearances this spring and summer. The band will launch a three-date U.S. run of shows on May 19...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 9:42 pm

PEARL JAM has canceled tonight's concert at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California and Friday's show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for COVID-19. The latest concert cancelations come just days after drummer Matt Cameron contracted COVID-19,...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 8:52 pm

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will co-headline the 2022 Adult Swim Festival Block Party, set to take place August 5-7 across four venues — The Fillmore, The Foundry, Punch Line and Brooklyn Bowl — in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DETHKLOK will play on August 7 at The Fi...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 8:30 pm

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing its cover of the famous Irish traditional song "Whiskey In The Jar" (popularized by THIN LIZZY in the '70s) on May 7 at Estádio Couto Pereira in Curitiba, Brazil can be seen below. Curitiba was the fourth stop on METALLICA's South American tour, wh...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 7:37 pm

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set "The God Machine" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was designed by Peter Mohrbacher and can be seen below. "The God Machine" track listing: 01. Deliver Us From Evil (5:22) 02....
Posted: May 18, 2022, 6:31 pm

WHITESNAKE has revisited its multi-platinum career by remixing some of its biggest hits for a new collection, "Greatest Hits", which was made available on May 6 on digital and streaming services. WHITESNAKE founder and lead singer David Coverdale had 16 tracks remixed and remastered for this collect...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 6:06 pm

In a recent interview with Goldmine magazine, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford — who has roared onstage astride a Harley-Davidson for the intro to "Hell Bent for Leather" for decades — explained how a motorcycle became a part of the band's live act. He said: "There was a moment when we first had the...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 5:02 pm

Last fall, original AC/DC singer Dave Evans recorded two new songs with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen, best known for having been helmed three of METALLICA's early albums, plus winning a Grammy for his work on METALLICA's "One" in 1989. One of the tracks, "Guitarman", was written by Danish m...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 4:34 pm

JANE'S ADDICTION has pulled out of this coming weekend's Welcome To Rockville festival due to guitarist Dave Navarro's "long bout with COVID." Replacing them on the bill of the four-day event, which will take place May 19-22 in Daytona beach, Florida, is PORNO FOR PYROS, the post-JANE'S ADDICTION ba...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 4:28 pm

After making its triumphant return to the seas in 2022, ShipRocked — the ultimate rock music cruise vacation — expands to six days for its 13th sailing from January 22-28, 2023. FALLING IN REVERSE tops the bill for ShipRocked 2023 — joined by a co-headliner to be announced in early June — plus NOTHI...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 4:05 pm

Los Angeles-based rock band GINA AND THE EASTERN BLOCK has teamed up with the "provocative rock 'n' roll dance troupe" Little Miss Nasty and BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Heidi Shepherd to record a cover of the KORN classic "Freak On A Leash". The NSFW music video for the track, directed by GINA AND TH...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 3:34 pm

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is filling in for Willie Adler on the Canadian portion of LAMB OF GOD's "The Metal Tour Of The Year" with MEGADETH. The dates, which were originally set to take place last fall, kicked off last night (Tuesday, May 17) in Laval, Quebec...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 2:22 pm

Chris Cornell's widow and his former bandmates in SOUNDGARDEN have paid tribute to the singer on the fifth anniversary of his death. Chris was found hanged in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel on May 18, 2017. His body was found soon after he had spoken with a "slurred" voice to his wife, Vick...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:33 pm

GOJIRA guitarist Christian Andreu has left the band's current North American tour in order to return home to be present with his first newborn child. He is being temporarily replaced on the road by Aldrick Guadagnino of fellow French metallers KLONE. Late Tuesday night (May 17), GOJIRA released the...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 1:02 pm

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith has apologized to Taylor Hawkins's family for the comments he made about the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer to Rolling Stone magazine. On Monday (May 16), Rolling Stone published a report which contained claims made by a number of people, including several of Hawkins's b...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:44 am

PEARL JAM and SOUNDGARDEN's Matt Cameron has apologized for the comments he made about Taylor Hawkins which were included in a new Rolling Stone magazine report about the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer's career, legacy, and outlook near the end of his life. The report, which was posted online on Monday (...
Posted: May 18, 2022, 12:32 am

SEPTICFLESH have never been a band that suffers from a lack of ambition. Even as far back as the Greeks' 1994 debut "Mystic Places of Dawn", their desire to sound more intrinsically impressive than their underground peers was obvious. But since the band's 2006 reunion, a slight change of name (from...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 11:28 pm

U.K. independent publisher Rock N' Roll Colouring has set a June 5 release date for the second official IRON MAIDEN coloring book, "The Official Iron Maiden Colouring Book Volume II: The Singles". Following on from the successful first IRON MAIDEN book launched at the end of 2021, the new book focus...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 11:16 pm

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL frontman Jesse Hughes says he has forgiven Islamic State group extremists who stormed his band's concert in France, claiming 89 lives. Hughes and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL guitar technician Eden Galindo, who were onstage when gunmen sprayed the Bataclan theater with gunfire, are ba...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 10:35 pm

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2020's "Blood & Stone" album. He said: "We're in demo mode right now. We're gonna hit the studio in the summer. So, yeah, we're wo...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 9:05 pm

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool spoke to Goldmine magazine about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. Asked if he thinks that being passed over by METALLICA in the end turned out to be a blessing, as...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 8:18 pm

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions from the readers of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. When one fan asked if Jonathan has ever been to church with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, both of whom are devout Christians,...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 7:46 pm

The life of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza will be celebrated with a special livestream on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. GMT at the official Nick Menza YouTube channel. Fans will get the opportunity to stream the live event and get a behind-the-scenes sneak preview of the up...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 7:17 pm

For all kinds of noble reasons, CAVE IN are one of the most widely revered bands in all of heavy music. Whether reinventing hardcore, exploring psychedelic and progressive rock or simply being instinctively inventive and idiosyncratic, they have been a potent (if intermittent) force for creative goo...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 6:45 pm

PEARL JAM's Mike McCready has paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen by performing the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist's classic instrumental "Eruption". The performance took place on May 9 during PEARL JAM's concert at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. McCready played the song after frontman Eddie Vedd...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 5:16 pm

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE launched its U.K. tour last night (Monday, May 16) at Cornwall's Eden Project. The band opened its first U.K. show in over a decade with new single "The Foundations Of Decay" and performed a number of other anthems, including "Helena", "Famous Last Words", "Thank You For The Veno...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 4:45 pm

GHOST will once again bring the "euphoric spectacle" (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating "Imperatour". The North American "Imperatour" will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and C...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 4:16 pm

Early PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen rejoined his former bandmates on stage Monday night (May 16) at a concert in Fresno, California. Krusen was one of three drummers tapped to fill in for PEARL JAM's longtime drummer Matt Cameron, who has been sitting out shows on the band's current tour after posit...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 3:17 pm

Jordan Rudess, virtuoso musician/composer and keyboardist for Grammy Award-winning prog rock band DREAM THEATER, will embark on a two-month solo tour dubbed "An Evening With Jordan Rudess" this summer from June to August. Audiences can expect to spend this intimate evening with Jordan immersed in hi...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 2:42 pm

FALLING IN REVERSE and PAPA ROACH have announced the co-headline "Rockzilla" summer 2022 tour, featuring very special guests HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD and BAD WOLVES. Kicking off in East Providence, Rhode Island on Wednesday, July 27 at Bold Point Pavilion, the "Rockzilla" tour will include 24 cities across...
Posted: May 17, 2022, 2:28 pm

 

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