Daily Rock and Metal News July 3, 2020

Today’s news and reviews for fans of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from PariahRocks.com and the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.

  • Shit That Comes Out Today: July 3, 2020
    Tomorrow’s July 4. Remember to social distance and try not to blow off your fingers with fireworks. Here are some new metal releases from mostly non-American bands to help you celebrate ‘Murica. Note: it’s another one of those fee-free Bandcamp days today, so that means there’ll undoubtedly be surprise drops. Feel free to tell us […]
  • When Will System Of A Down Back On The Stage, John Dolmayan Announces
    The official Instagram account of System Of A Down announced the official date of their return to the stage by sharing a photo of John Dolmayan while playing drums on the stage and excited the fans with this recent news. System Of A Down is one of the bands who decided to postpone their shows […]
  • Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum Announce Co-Headline Live Stream Concert
    Bummed that COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum’s co-headline tour of North America? Well, this is the next best thing: the two bands will now co-headline “a very special and exclusive live streaming event” next Friday, April 10 at 18.00 CEST (which is noon EDT, 9 a.m. PDT). To sweeten the deal, […]
  • Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards Is Smoking And Playing Guitar In A Rare Backstage Video, And It’s Really Cool
    The Rolling Stones iconic guitarist Keith Richards posted a video on Instagram showing unique backstage footage of himself playing guitar that he looks really bad-ass. The Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has been using his social media accounts to share some old memories with his fans and followers. He usually posts videos of his unforgettable […]
  • Aerosmith Singer Steven Tyler Celebrates Daughter Liv’s Birthday As He Posts A Sweet Photo And Message
    Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler celebrated the 43rd birthday of his daughter and famous actress, Liv Tyler, by sharing a new post on his official Instagram account. Steven shared a close-up picture with Liv, and they were looking so cute together. Steven showed his love for Liv in the caption of the post and stated that […]
  • Classic Concert Stream of the Day: Iron Maiden, Flight 666 (2008)
    You’re all cooped up. We’re all cooped up. Everyone’s friggin’ cooped up! You’re scrolling through our social feeds, texting with friends, eating, drinking coffee, watching TV, scrolling through our social feeds again, eating again, playing that dumb mobile game you downloaded from an Instagram ad and can’t stop playing, eating again, chatting with friends on […]
  • Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser Says These Are the Best Metal Guitar Solos of All Time
    I think it’s safe to say that Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser probably knows a lot of about the ins and outs of playing metal guitar. This being the case, you might be interested to check out this playlist he made for Metal Hammer of his favorite metal guitar solos (and do please note that he said […]
  • Motley Crue Recalls The Time Mick Mars Was Flaunting His Red Sport Car, Nikki Sixx Reacts
    One of the legendary bands in the metal music history, Mötley Crüe, shared a rare-known photo of the guitarist of the band, Mick Mars, and stunned their fans on Instagram. In the picture, you can see that Mick Mars was leaning towards the red sports cars and giving a cool pose for the camera. He […]
  • Robert Trujillo Says He Wants To Release A New Album But Not With Metallica
    Metallica bass guitarist Robert Trujillo spoke in the recent interview with The Vinyl Guide and talked about his new goals with the side project, which is a funk metal supergroup, Infectious Grooves. In the interview, Robert said that they are invited to the Hellfest Festival in France, and he felt guilty because they didn’t have […]
  • MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX Celebrates 19 Years Of Sobriety
    Nikki Sixx is celebrating the 19th anniversary of his getting sober. The 61-year-old MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist credited the 12-Step program with helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. Earlier today (Thursday, July 2), he shared an image revealing he had been sober for 19 years, 228 months, 6,941 days or 166,565 hours. He […]
  • Physical Album Sales Drop Below 1 Million Per Week for the First Time Ever Due to the Coronavirus
    With most businesses in the U.S. now shuttered to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, brick-and-mortar record stores were some of the first “non-essential” retail operations to close their doors. And while music fans are being encouraged to support their favorite artists and labels with online purchases, the latest stats show that those haven’t closed […]
  • Alice Cooper, Corey Taylor, Slash And Lzzy Hale Join Forces For A Charity Show
    On Instagram, the frontman of his self-titled band, Alice Cooper, shared the news of his new collaboration with Corey Taylor, Lzzy Hale, Slash, and many more to perform for an important cause. The lead vocalist of Hollywood Vampires and his self-titled band, Alice Cooper posted a picture of an upcoming show named ‘Rock for Relief‘ […]
  • Vanilla Ice to Perform July 4 Weekend Concert in Texas Despite Surging Coronavirus Caseload
    Despite record-setting increases in Covid-19 cases in Texas, its capital city, Austin, will play host to a concert by ’90s music superstar Vanilla Ice on Friday, July 3. The rapper, who endeared himself to metalheads with a hilariously bad nu-metal version of his biggest hit, “Ice Ice Baby” (re-dubbed “Too Cold“) in 1998, is leaning […]
    Proving the old adage about cats having nine lives, rockabilly guitarist and icon Danny B. Harvey has returned with a new descendent of the rockabilly project he started back with Lemmy of MOTÖRHEAD and Slim Jim Phantom of THE STRAY CATS. THE HEAD CAT, as they dubbed themselves, released a studio album, “Fool’s Paradise”, in […]
  • Live Nation Launches Initiative To Help Out-of-Work Live Music Crew Workers
    Finally, a bit of good news to counter the endless stream of coronavirus-related doom and misery: concert promotion behemoth Live Nation has launched an initiative to benefit live music crew workers who have found themselves out of work as a result of the live events industry collapse. The initiative, Crew Nation, will be run by […]
  • Poll: When Will Metal Bands Start Touring Again?
    When the coronavirus pandemic starting spreading throughout the world en masse, live concerts were some of the first businesses to get the axe, leaving a giant hole in our hearts and tearing down the economic engine of the music economy. That’s the least of our problems now, of course, with deaths surging all across the […]
  • Elton John Confirms His Foundation Is Searching The Connection Of COVID-19 And AIDS
    One of the most legendary musicians of both the 20th and 21st centuries and also Instagram phenomenon, Elton John, has posted a new photo and showed his support for AIDS foundations once again. The latest contribution of Elton John with a YouTube concert series project to the researches about AIDS in such a hard time […]
  • Alissa White-Gluz Is Preparing For Arch Enemy’s New Tour, Sewing Masks For The Fans
    Swedish death metal band which was founded in 1995, Arch Enemy, has released its latest single named ‘Covered In Blood’ back in 2019 and fans are eager to listen to something new from the band since these days. Today, the current vocalist of the band, Alissa White-Gluz, has shared a new photo on her official […]
  • Video footage of Thundermother’s acoustic performance for Radio BOB!’s Hand For A Hand Festival
    Video . The post Video footage of Thundermother’s acoustic performance for Radio BOB!’s Hand For A Hand Festival appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Boris Debut New Song + Video
    Boris have a new album coming out tomorrow. It’s called NO. As in, “No, I won’t be listening to this.” If you will be saying “yes” to NO, though, you will probably be excited to learn the band has released a new single and music video, “Anti-Gone.” See what they did there? You can listen/watch […]
  • Tommy Lee Wife Brittany Hugs John Travolta And Fans Criticized Them For Breaking The Social Distancing Rules
    Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s wife and famous internet personality, Brittany Furlan Lee, took to her official Instagram account to share a picture with legendary actor, John Travolta. Brittany and her friends were the guests of John, and they wanted to take photos before leaving the house. However, there was a huge problem in the […]
  • JUDAS PRIEST’s RICHIE FAULKNER: ‘We’ve Got A Bunch Of Songs’ For Next Studio Album
    JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to Sweetwater’s Nick Bowcott about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2018’s “Firepower” album. He said (see video below): “We did some writing in February before [the coronavirus pandemic] hit. I think it was during the time it was all coming to the surface […]
  • VOLBEAT’s ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ Album Certified Gold In U.S.
    “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, the fifth studio album from Danish/American metal rock ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT, was officially certified gold on June 30 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of half a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and […]
  • NEAL MORSE Announces ‘Sola Gratia’ Solo Progressive Rock Concept Album
    Neal Morse will release “Sola Gratia”, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on September 11. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, “Sola Gratia” quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with longtime collaborators Mike Portnoy, Randy George, […]
  • DEE SNIDER Says DONALD TRUMP Is ‘A Commie-Loving Traitor’ Who Is Prostituting Our Democracy
    Dee Snider has blasted President Donald Trump as “a commie-loving traitor” who is prostituting our democracy. The TWISTED SISTER frontman, who got to know Trump personally after appearing more than once on “The Celebrity Apprentice”, took to his Twitter earlier today to share a BLABBERMOUTH.NET article headlined ” TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH: ‘DONALD TRUMP […]
  • Killswitch Engage’s Adam D. Hero Toy Coming Soon
    Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, professionally known as “Adam D.,” will soon have a Japanese-style hero toy modeled in his image. Slated for a late 2020 release, the toy will be known as 酔 獣, which translates to “drunk beast.” Press copy sent to MetalSucks by the toy’s manufacturer, Devils Head Productions, reads as follows: “Rooted […]
  • Video: Suicide Silence’s Dan Kenny Watches Fan YouTube Covers
    No in-person video shoots? No problem! The cool thing about video cameras is that everyone’s got one in their pocket now, so quarantine be damned, we’re determined to continue our popular series of metal musicians watching and reacting to their fans covering their music on YouTube. Suicide Silence bassist Dan Kenny is the latest to […]
  • Trapt’s Chris Taylor Brown Praised by Donald Trump
    Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown, who in recent weeks has taken to fighting for the freedom of Americans through the band’s Twitter account, has been recognized for his outstanding service to the nation by President Trump. The headstrong singer has been systematically taking on members of the music community and beyond, echoing the current administration’s […]
  • Imperial Triumphant Release New Song Featuring Meshuggah’s Tomas Haake
    In the mood for some proggy, jazzy, black metal that feels like the aural equivalent of a decaying corpse? Well, good news, friend: Imperial Triumphant have released a new single! It’s called “City Swine.” It has all the semi-experimental musical putridity for which IT are known. It also features drums by some guy named Tomas […]
  • SEPULTURA Announces 2021 North American Tour With SACRED REICH, CROWBAR And ART OF SHOCK
    Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek, which was originally slated to kick off on March 18 in San Diego, California and conclude on April 22 in Ventura, California, was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. SEPULTURA’s 2021 tour, which will still feature support […]
  • Watch: Dave Grohl and Billie Joe Armstrong Perform From Their Living Rooms
    A handful of high-profile musicians teamed up for a network TV broadcast of live performance from their living rooms last night to give Americans quarantined because of the coronavirus a bit of a respite. Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong each joined for a song on the appropriately titled hour-long “Living […]
  • You Can Now Make Your Own Customized Motörhead T-Shirt
    Motörhead’s iconic logo has been spoofed into oblivion, a staple of metal merch designs for decades. Off the top of my head, I can think of three t-shirts I own that are Motörhead parodies… shit, I’m even wearing one right now! It’s an old In Flames shirt that has “Jesterhead” written across the top, with […]
  • “Coronavirus Rhapsody” Queen Parody is the Best Thing on the Internet Today
    YouTuber Adrian Grimes has re-worked Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” into a parody for these quarantined times, with lyrics that take a humorous approach to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With references to the symptoms of COVID-19, the toilet paper shortage, hand-washing, job layoffs, social distancing and all the time we’ve been forced to spend in close […]
  • Taylor Momsen Names The Biggest Influence Of His Musical Career And Celebrates Her Birthday
    The Pretty Reckless‘ frontwoman Taylor Momsen posted a picture of Blondie’s Debbie Harry on Instagram to celebrate her birthday and apparently she had a huge impact on Taylor’s career. The gorgeous frontwoman of the new wave band Blondie, Debbie Harry has been a punk icon since the very first days of the band. Debbie and […]
  • SKID ROW’s SCOTTI HILL Shows You How To Play Band’s Classic Songs
    In the latest episode of Gibson TV’s “Riff Lords”, SKID ROW guitarist Scotti Hill breaks down the riffs of several of the band’s iconic songs, including “Youth Gone Wild”, “I Remember You”, “Slave To The Grind” and “Monkey Business”. Featured tracks: 01:06 – “Big Guns” 07:35 – “Here I Am” 10:15 – “Youth Gone Wild” […]
  • Trivium’s Matt Heafy Opens Up About His “Second Job” as a Twitch Streamer
    Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy has become a very popular Twitch streamer in recent years with his broadcasts of full Trivium album performances, cover songs — which we’ve featured here aplenty — video game play and more. Right this moment, 990 people are simultaneously tuned into his channel, which has accumulated 3,648,526 views in its history. […]
  • Queen Drummer Roger Taylor’s Daughter Showcases Body In Tiny Bikini And Red Top
    Queen’s legendary drummer Roger Taylor’s daughter and gorgeous model, Tiger Lily Taylor, showed off her flawless body by sharing a new picture of herself on the official Instagram account and captivated her followers. As you can see in the first picture below, Tiger Lily was sitting on the grass and taking a selfie. She was […]
  • Zakk Sabbath Nailed It on Cover of Black Sabbath ‘Black Sabbath’
    They just announced their cover album, tackling the entire first Sabbath record. Continue reading…
  • TOM MORELLO Teams Up With IMAGINE DRAGONS’ DAN REYNOLDS For Protest Song ‘Stand Up’
    In a charged response to both the outrage and solidarity rising from the national reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism, Grammy Award-winning musician and activist Tom Morello turned to a score of fellow artist comrades — IMAGINE DRAGONS’ Dan Reynolds, producer The Bloody Beetroots and artist/activist Shea Diamond. The result is “Stand Up”, a […]
  • Code Orange are Launching an Entire Livestream Series
    So successful was Code Orange’s album release show — which they livestreamed from an empty venue after the gig was canceled — that the band has decided to launch an entire livestream series. The series, titled You and You Alone, will take place on the band’s Twitch channel and kicks off tonight at 8pm EDT […]
  • Ticket Scalping Companies Want a Federal Bailout
    The entire live music industry has been hit hard by the current economic spiral caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Canceling live concerts were some of the first actions taken to help halt the virus’s spread, and it was a domino effect from there, with everyone from venue staff, bartenders, stage hands, sound and lighting techs, […]
  • MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Won’t Try To Reinvent Its Songwriting Process On Upcoming Album
    MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris “Motionless” Cerulli spoke to Download TV host Kylie Olsson about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2019’s “Disguise” album. He said (see video below): “We were not actually gonna start until maybe the end of summer. We wanted to take this all the way up until […]
  • Coronavirus Forces Ozzy to Cancel Trip to Switzerland for Parkinson’s Treatment
    In February, Ozzy Osbourne announced that he was postponing his 2020 North American “No More Tours 2” dates — again — so that he could travel to Switzerland to seek further treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. But the world is a drastically different place now than it was just six weeks ago… and so now Ozzy […]
  • Voivod Guitarist Gives New Album Update and Talks Jazz Fest Appearance
    Voivod guitarist Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain joined the latest episode of The MetalSucks Podcast and spoke with us extensively on the role jazz has played in the band’s recent past, including the invitation they received to play last year’s edition of the world renowned Montreal International Jazz Festival and an update on writing sessions for the […]
  • Ted Nugent’s Wife Shemane Shares The Key Of Health And Happiness During These Crazy Times
    Iconic musician Ted Nugent’s wife and television personality, Shemane Nugent, took to her official Instagram account to reveal the secret way to be happy in these tough times. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, most of the people forced to stuck in their homes and followed the self-quarantine rules. Because of that, lots of people suffered […]
  • Trapt Frontman Threatens to Sue Parody Twitter Account
    Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown is providing the pandemic quarantine entertainment we all need, having kept the masses laughing and website hit counters spiking for nearly three weeks now. What started as a xenophobic, racist rant in defense of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus and his use of the term “Chinese Virus” has since […]
  • Mongolia’s THE HU Raises $19,000 for COVID-19 Relief
    Mongolia’s biggest rock act THE HU has just dropped a beautiful new acoustic video for “Shireg Shireg”. The clip shows behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio, offering fans a real insight into its recording process. It also gives a closer look at THE HU’s gorgeous traditional instruments and a glimpse of their live […]
  • Ghost Release New Statues of Papa Nihil and Nameless Ghouls
    Ghost are once again teaming up with Knucklebonz for a run of limited edition statues. This time out they’re offering Papa Nihil, as well as two Nameless Ghouls… which is the first time the Nameless Ghouls have ever gotten such treatment. Additionally, they’re selling a statue of the band’s most recent stage set-up, which is […]
  • Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe “Hated Making Every Single Record” He’s Ever Made
    Some musicians just want to write and record from the comfort of their homes and studios and detest life out on the road: the distance from friends and family, the daily grind, the endlessly long drives. Others live for the adrenaline of the live crowds, the audience feedback, the energy of being up on stage […]
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