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KISS's longtime manager Doc McGhee says that the final concert of the band's "End Of The Road" tour will definitely take place this year. KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "End Of The Road" was originally scheduled...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 9:20 pm

On January 18, STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis's controversial solo single, "Am I The Only One", was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for accumulating 500,000 certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 8:30 pm

NORMA JEAN has released the official music video for the song "1994". It's comprised of footage spanning the entirety of the band's career. "1994" is taken from NORMA JEAN's ninth album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", which came out last August via Solid State Records. "If you film your band for 20+ yea...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 7:48 pm

The Legends Of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal YouTube channel has uploaded video of KINGS OF THRASH, the new band featuring former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar), performing on January 28 at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Check it o...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 7:19 pm

Before Ozzfest. Before Mayhem Festival. Before all of them — there was Milwaukee Metal Fest. The iconic, midwestern, multi-day event was the stuff of legends and is returning to prominence in 2023. HATEBREED frontman and podcaster Jamey Jasta purchased the rights last year and today announces the li...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 7:01 pm

Named after the hotel in cult director Lucio Fulci's grotesque classic "The Beyond", SEVEN DOORS proudly walk the well-trodden line between crushing, old-school death metal and mind-bending, bloody horror. This, it barely needs stating, is an excellent idea. The metal underground is awash with simil...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 6:48 pm

The longest-running metal tour in North America is back! "The Decibel Magazine Tour" returns in May as Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL headline Decibel magazine's now-decade-plus annual trek. Tour support comes from California progressive death/grind heroes CATTLE DECAPITATION, Ohio death m...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 3:46 pm

In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, SAXON frontman Biff Byford talked about his plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got this album [' More Inspirations'] coming out [from SAXON], obviously. We're still touring [2022's] 'Carpe Diem' [LP]. W...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 3:32 pm

ROB ZOMBIE and ALICE COOPER have announced the 2023 "Freaks On Parade" tour. Following a very successful run last summer, Zombie is at it again. This year he joins forces with the "godfather of Shock Rock" Cooper who promises to bring his signature style of macabre rock on tour. Rounding out the lin...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 3:14 pm

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon has completed another songwriting session for his long-in-the-works debut solo album. On Sunday (January 29), Lajon shared a few photos and a video from the studio and he included the following message: "Always a great time in Nashville with great people. Another...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 2:43 pm

Swedish occult rockers GHOST, with their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, have announced the first ever pop-up event from "Metal Myths", the esteemed show that explores the histories and mysteries of the world's most extreme bands. For one night only on Wednesday, February 1 at the world-famo...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 2:26 pm

MEGADETH has announced a dozen European tour dates for this summer. The trek will kick off on July 23 in Katowice, Poland and conclude on August 25 at the Riverside Festival in Aarburg, Switzerland. Tour dates: Jul. 23 - Katowice, PL - Spodek Jul. 26 - Tallinn, EE - Sea Arena @ Tallinn Song Festival...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 2:13 pm

DOKKEN has announced a half a dozen U.S. tour dates for this winter and spring. The trek will kick off on February 17 in Waterloo, New York and will run through March 18 in St. Charles, Illinois. More shows will be added soon. Tour dates: Feb. 17 - The Vine @ Del Lago Casino Resort - Waterloo, New Y...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:53 pm

Singular Vision Productions and JD's Live Music have uploaded video of LYNCH MOB's January 27 concert at Blue Note in Harrison, Ohio. You can now watch the clips below. Last October, legendary DOKKEN axeman George Lynch explained his decision to return to using the LYNCH MOB name for his solo projec...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:34 pm

In a recent interview with Australia's Wall Of Sound, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares once again opened up about his band's search for a new vocalist following the departure of Burton C. Bell more than two years ago. Regarding how he is preparing the new singer for the inevitable barrage of crit...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:29 pm

Legendary rock band THE WHO has announced a U.K. tour which will see the band performing with a full orchestra each night with shows from July 6 to 23 in Hull, Edinburgh, London, Derby, Badminton, Durham, St Helens and Brighton. Joining them will be UB40 featuring Ali Campbell across all regional sh...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 12:57 pm

Crown Royal, the top-selling Canadian whiskey brand in the United States, has released two previews for its commercial for Super Bowl LVII, featuring FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl. Created by ad agency Anomaly and directed by Jake Scott, the Crown Royal spot should air during the third quarter of...
Posted: January 30, 2023, 12:15 am

Grammy Award-nominated hard rock outfit IN THIS MOMENT is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its eighth full-length album. On Saturday (January 28), IN THIS MOMENT shared the following update via Instagram: "The recording of the new ITM album is about to begin, This album is for you al...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 8:23 pm

Classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE will release a new album, "Apocalypso", on March 3 via Season Of Mist. The LP includes all-new songs composed by the group's revamped lineup, featuring only singer Christian "Zouille" Augustin from the band's classic formation. According to a press release,...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 8:05 pm

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, who flew his group around the world in their customized jumbo jet dubbed Ed Force One, named after MAIDEN's iconic mascot Eddie, has commented on the news that the last Boeing 747 has rolled off the assembly line, marking the end of an iconic aircraft program that...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 5:08 pm

The Fortheloveofrock YouTube channel has uploaded video of RATT singer Stephen Pearcy's solo concert this past Saturday night (January 28) at the Spotlight Showroom at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. Also appearing at the gig was MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil who performed with h...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 4:38 pm

The members of SOULFLY were presented with the key to the city by Albuquerque, New Mexico's mayor Tim Keller prior to the band's concert last night (Saturday, January 28) at the Launchpad venue. Keller also introduced SOULFLY at the gig (see video below, courtesy of Scottsterb b), which is part of t...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 3:59 pm

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has been panned for wearing a dress containing a piece of a t-shirt from the controversial Norwegian black metal band BURZUM. BURZUM was founded by Kristian "Varg" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh), who was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to Norway's longest prison ter...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 3:21 pm

The Fortheloveofrock YouTube channel has uploaded video of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil's solo concert this past Saturday night (January 28) at the Spotlight Showroom at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. Also appearing at the gig was RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy who performed with h...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:25 pm

During a recent edition of "The Nightly Nuge", a news-style clip in which Ted Nugent offers his take on the news of our world every night, the legendary rocker was asked about the decline of Christianity in the United States, with some people predicting that the U.S. will be majority non-Christian b...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 1:41 am

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci spoke to Ollie Winiberg of "The Heavy Hooks Show"about the band winning its first-ever Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held in April 2022 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in La...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:57 am

In a new interview with "The Afternoon Program" on the 102.9 The Hog radio station, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan spoke about the heavier music direction of the band's recently released eighth studio album, "Divisive". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It had to come naturally. We tal...
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:04 am

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has once again said that the Axl Rose-fronted AC/DC concert he caught in New York City was one of the best rock shows he has ever seen. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour seven years ago after doctors told singer Brian Johnson he faced a total l...
Posted: January 28, 2023, 7:37 pm

SEX PISTOLS bassist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock will release long-awaited solo album, "Consequences Coming", on April 27 via Cooking Vinyl. The music video for the first single from the LP, "Head On A Stick", can be seen below. Matlock is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with a...
Posted: January 28, 2023, 6:43 pm

Progressive music icons CYNIC played their first show in eight years last night (Friday, January 27) at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, California. The "secret" gig, which saw CYNIC billed as UROBORIC FORMS, served as a warm-up performance for CYNIC's appearance on the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruis...
Posted: January 28, 2023, 6:13 pm

 

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