Daily Rock and Metal News April 9, 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.

  • Queen’s Brian May Exposes 65 Years Of A Secret About His Music Career
    During a recent conversation with ‘Premier Guitar,’ legendary Queen guitarist Brian May talked about six-decades secret and revealed why he’s using a sixpence coin instead of a guitar pick. Brian said that his guitar picks were too flexible, and decided to try a coin because his fingers didn’t feel comfortable. After trying the coin, he […]
  • STEVE RILEY’s Version Of L.A. GUNS To Release ‘Renegades’ Album
    Steve Riley’s version of L.A. GUNS has set “Renegades” as the title of its debut album, due later in the year via Golden Robot Records. The disc’s first single, “Crawl”, will arrive on April 20. This version of L.A. GUNS made its live debut last May at the M3 Rock Festival. The drummer is joined […]
  • LAMB OF GOD’s MARK MORTON: CHRIS ADLER ‘Was Unable To Keep Up With What We Were Doing Tour-Wise’
    Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD will release their new, self-titled album, on May 8 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2015’s “VII: Sturm Und Drang” marks LAMB OF GOD’s first recordings with Art Cruz, who joined the band last year as the replacement for the […]
  • Michael Jackson Daughter Confesses Her Love For A ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Star
    Michael Jackson’s singer and social media phenomenon daughter, Paris, has reacted to a funny message she got from a fan on Twitter and declared her admiration Viggo Mortensen, who played as ‘Aragorn’ in The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Yesterday, Paris has posted two different photos of her to compare her emo look to current […]
  • Kurt Cobain’s Widow Courtney Love Shares A Weird Image: “Can I Get Some Penis Over Here?”
    The late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s beloved widow and a very talented former dancer, Courtney Love, shared a recent image on her verified Instagram page and celebrated her long-time friend Paul Rudd’s 51st birthday. As you might remember, Courtney Love played a 1999 American romantic comedy named ‘200 Cigarettes‘ which was written by Shana Larsen […]
  • STEVE RILEY’s Version Of L.A. GUNS To Release ‘Renegades’ album
    Steve Riley’s version of L.A. GUNS has set “Renegades” as the title of its debut album, due later in the year via Golden Robot Records. The disc’s first single, “Crawl”, will arrive on April 20. This version of L.A. GUNS made its live debut last May at the M3 Rock Festival. The drummer is joined […]
  • Mötley Crüe Star Nikki Sixx’s Wife Shows Off Gym-Honed Body And Killer Curves
    The legendary Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s lovely wife, Courtney Sixx, has shared a new stunning photo of herself on her verified Instagram page. If you look at this photo, Courtney Sixx appeared at a gym to do her daily gym session by wearing a grey t-shirt and black tight. She mesmerized her followers with this […]
  • Opulent Decay – SPELL
    It is very easy to appreciate the bands that write about fantastical elements derived from fantasy and sci-fi inspirations, and match the grandeur of those inspirations with an equally over-the-top musical presentation. There are a number of bands though that are capable of luring you into their odes to bewitching enchantresses and magical wizards via […]
  • Guitarist Mitch Perry recalls how he ended up playing on MSG’s ‘Perfect Timing’ album
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  • KISS’ Gene Simmons Reveals The Thing Which Is Worse Than Self-Quarantine
    KISS icon Gene Simmons spoke in the recent conversation with Tmz and revealed his thoughts about one of the hardest days in our lifetime due to coronavirus outbreak. As you might already know, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that spreads all around the globe for over three months. Currently, over 1.4M cases have confirmed […]
  • Pantera Star Phil Anselmo Pens An Emotional Letter After A Death Due To Coronavirus
    The iconic Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo posted a new photo on his verified Instagram page and shared really bad news for the fans. Philip announced that one of his childhood heroes and a legendary NFL star, Tom Dempsey, has lost his life due to coronavirus. As he shared his condolences to Tom and his family, […]
  • Joe Satriani Names The Most Talented Guitarists Of The Modern Times
    Legendary guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani spoke in the recent interview with Total Guitar and named the most talented next generation guitarists in the world. Joe mentioned the NAMM event, which lots of guitar players like Steve Vai and Nita Strauss attended, and stated every guitar player was great in the stage. Furthermore, Joe said that […]
  • Ozzy Osbourne’s Daughter Reveals Why She Started To Wear Hijab All Of A Sudden
    Legendary frontman Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter, Kelly Osbourne, has shared a new photo of herself and stunned the fans with her extraordinary style. As you can see in the picture below, Kelly was wearing a hijab that shows her pure and perfect face. She stated that seeing her hair roots made her feel ugly, and that’s […]
  • Roger Taylor’s Daughter Mesmerizes Fans With Her Stunning Smile In A Black-White Frame
    Legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor’s daughter, Tiger Lily Taylor, has posted a throwback photo of herself on her official Instagram page and exposed her flawless appearance. As you might see in the photo, Tiger flaunted her natural beauty by wearing a white long t-shirt, and revealing underwear. In addition, she said that this beautiful frame […]
  • Hollywood Vampires’ Alice Cooper Reveals His Biggest Childhood Hero For The First Time
    Legendary vocalist Alice Cooper has shared a new post on his official Instagram account and mourned the iconic baseball player, Al Kaline, who passed away two days ago at the age of 85. Alice mentioned Al Kaline’s importance to his life and stated that he was a hero for him. Also, Alice revealed how devastating […]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Mourns The Death Of Grammy-Awarded Star: “Corona Got Him”
    The iconic star of Red Hot Chili Peppers and also quite active social media personality, Flea, took to social media today and revealed really heartwrenching news for his followers. As you might check out the post of Flea below, he stated that one of the most talented guitarists of all time and also two-time Grammy-awarded […]
  • Bon Jovi Spreads A Bold COVID-19 Statement To Warn People For This Danger
    The official and verified Twitter page of Bon Jovi tweeted out a new post and made an important announcement about social distancing and staying home rules amid coronavirus outbreak. While the effects of the coronavirus epidemic continue, the people still follow to stay at home for weeks to avoid the effects of the disease. In […]
  • Eddie Van Halen’s Wife Reacts To A Guy Who Talks About Her Underwear
    Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s wife, Janie Van Halen, has shared a new photo of herself on her Twitter account and showed how she took precautions against coronavirus on the way to the shopping. As you might see in the photo, Janie appeared in a shop by wearing a cap and sweatshirt. In addition, […]
  • Watch FEAR FACTORY’s DINO CAZARES Break Down Riff From ‘Replica’
    FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a six-minute video of him breaking down the riff from the band’s song “Replica”, taken from the 1995 album “Demanufacture”. Check it out below. In a November 2018 interview, FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell said that the band had completed a new album tentatively titled “Monolith”. He […]
  • Metallica Announces The Death Of A Family Member: “We Are Shocked And Saddened”
    The official Instagram account of Metallica has posted a photo series on social media to announce the death of Hall Wilner, who is a world-famous producer and worked with Metallica during their Lou Reed collaboration, Lulu album. In the Instagram post, Metallica mentioned the importance of Hall for their sound in the Lulu album. Plus, […]
  • KISS’ Paul Stanley Is Mourning A Tragic Death From Coronavirus
    KISS co-founder and the current fronting member of the band, Paul Stanley, reposted the tweet of American blues-rock guitarist and singer, Joe Bonamassa, on his official Twitter account. In the tweet, Joe Bonamassa has announced the unexpected death of the legendary country singer, John Prine. John passed away on April 7 when he was 74-years-old […]
  • NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says Coronavirus Pandemic Has Brought Community Together
    NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen says that the coronavirus pandemic has brought the community together in a way completely unique to anything we have ever experienced. “These ongoing events, they reveal a lot about human nature, and I’ve seen much more good than I’ve seen bad,” he said in a new video question-and-answer […]
  • Runaways Singer Cherie Currie Welcomes Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins Vets on ‘Blvds of Splendor’ Album
    Cherie Currie brings in some name collaborators on ‘Blvds of Splendor.’ Continue reading…
  • Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Reveals Loss Of Her Father To COVID-19
    According to a post on the official Facebook fan page of NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco “Marko” Hietala, former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon revealed on her Instagram that her father recently died of complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This information was corroborated by a post on The Anette Olzon Gallery Facebook page. […]
  • BLACK SABBATH Co-Founders TONY IOMMI And OZZY OSBOURNE Are ‘In Touch Every Day’
    BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi says that he is in regular contact with Ozzy Osbourne, more than three years after the iconic heavy metal band played its final concert. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, Iommi revealed being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the founding members of SABBATH closer together, even […]
  • Metallica ‘Shocked’ by Coronavirus-Related Death of ‘Lulu’ Co-Producer Hal Willner
    See the band’s tribute to the musical icon. Continue reading…
  • Guns N’ Roses Legend’s Daughter Wows Everyone With Her Zebra Print Bra
    Guns N’ Roses bass guitarist Duff McKagan’s daughter and talented vocalist, Grace McKagan, has shared a photo of herself on the official Instagram account and showed off her perfect body. As you can see in the picture below, Grace did a ‘Throwback’ session and shared a photo from five years ago. She was wearing a […]
  • Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee: Summer ‘Stadium Tour’ ‘Still a Go’
    The drummer offers an update on their touring plans. Continue reading…
  • ENSLAVED Explains ‘Utgard’ Album Title
    Norway’s avantgarde metal heroes ENSLAVED will release their new album, “Utgard”, in the fall via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: “‘Utgard’ bears countless meanings to us; an image, metaphor, an esoteric ‘location’, a word on its own, etc. — on different levels and layers. From Norse mythology we know it as a landscape were the […]
  • Watch Kiko Loureiro’s 2015 Audition Video for Megadeth
    Here’s a neat little piece of Megadeth history: part of then-Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro’s 2015 audition video for the band. As Loureiro explains in a preface to the audition video, he was contacted by Megamastermind Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson (or, more likely, their management) about auditioning for the band, and was due to […]
  • Sepultura’s Derrick Green Shares Playlist of His Favorite Metal Vocalists
    Sepultura frontman Derrick Green has followed in the footsteps of his bandmate, guitarist Andreas Kisser, and made a special quarantine playlist for Metal Hammer. Just as Kisser’s playlist was focused on his favorite metal guitar solos, so Green’s playlist is centered around the theme of his favorite metal vocalists. And why, pray tell, does Green […]
  • CHERIE CURRIE Returns With Star-Studded Solo Album ‘Blvds Of Splendor’
    1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie has set an April 28 digital release date for “Blvds Of Splendor”, her latest solo project, via Blackheart Records. The LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING PUMPKINS, Slash and Duff McKagan from GUNS N’ ROSES, as well as Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle, THE VERONICAS […]
  • Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo Says She’s “Not Buying Into the Fear” Surrounding COVID-19
    Does Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo have thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic? Oh, Life of Agony singer Mina Caputo has THOUGHTS on the coronavirus pandemic. And she shared them in a new interview with Cryptic Rock. Naturally, I have thoughts on Caputo’s thoughts, so I’m gonna dissect her statements bit by bit, okay? Okay! […]
  • UNLEASHED’s JOHNNY HEDLUND Is Working On Book About Viking Traditions And Values
    UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund has confirmed to France’s Loud TV that he is working on a book about Viking traditions and values. “I can’t expose a lot more about that right now, because it’s a little too early, I’d say,” he said (see video below). “But it’s coming around. It’s going well. Every time I […]
  • 20 Ways to Binge on Rock + Metal History Essentials While in Quarantine
    Hop aboard Flight 666. Continue reading…
  • Classic Concert of the Day: Mayhem at The Rainbow Club, Milan, Italy, 1998
    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 […]
  • BRUCE KULICK Explains Why He Was ‘Relieved’ He Wasn’t Asked To Rejoin KISS
    In a new interview with Sleaze Roxx, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick once again said that he was “relieved” he wasn’t approached to rejoin the band after Ace Frehley left for good back in 2001. “When I had to leave in ’96 after the success of the KISS ‘Unplugged’ performance, people were aware of the […]
  • Ted Nugent’s Wife Stuns Fans By Mocking US President Donald Trump In A Hilarious Way
    The famous rock music veteran Ted Nugent’s lovely wife and well-known social media influencer, Shemane Nugent, has continued to share interesting stuff on her official Instagram account. As you can see in the photo below, Donald Trump was holding a paper on his hands and announcing that ‘Barbers and hairstylists are essential’ in a Tiger […]
  • MACHINE HEAD Announces Fall 2020 European Tour Dates
    MACHINE HEAD has announced the rescheduled dates for the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band’s classic debut album, “Burn My Eyes”. The second run of dates, which was postponed due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing […]
  • HELSTAR Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS; New Album Due This Year
    Texas power metallers HELSTAR have signed with Massacre Records. The band is working on new material and plans to release a new album later this year. HELSTAR’s latest LP, “Vampiro”, was released in August 2016 via EMP Label Group. The effort was said to be a continuation of HELSTAR’s classic 1989 Metal Blade release “Nosferatu”. […]
  • Adam Lambert Stuns Fans With Unbearded Face When He Was Just 24-Years-Old
    The current fronting member of Queen, Adam Lambert has uploaded a throwback photo of himself on Instagram Stories and dazed admirers by his younghood frame. If you look at this photo, Adam’s face looks incredibly perfect and amazing without the beard we’re used to for many years. In addition, he left a note that this […]
  • Taylor Momsen Mourns The Tragic Death From The Coronavirus
    The Pretty Reckless’ vocalist and famous former actress, Taylor Momsen, posted a recent video on her Instagram page and mourned the legendary Grammy-awarded singer and songwriter, John Prine, who has lost his life due to coronavirus yesterday. Taylor just used a simple hashtag and chose to share John’s iconic performance from NPR Music’s Tiny Desk […]
  • Jaded Past release lyric video for track “Mission”
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  • Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Grab Bag of Metal Goodies!
    Congrats to reader Joe Hernandez! Joe correctly identified last week’s logo as belonging to the band Vile Crone, and thus wins a grab bag full of goodies from the MetalSucks Mansion Archives. Mazel tov, Joe! But don’t be too sad if you lost, ’cause this week I have another killer grab bag of metal goodies to give […]
  • Insane Clown Posse Launch Custom Clown Clips, Which Is Basically Their Version of Cameo
    Insane Clown Posse have launched Custom Clown Clips, which is, for all intents and purposes, just their own branded version of Cameo (which they readily admit, citing that service’s 25% cut as a deterrent to their continued participation in the platform). In other words, they’ll make you a personalized video for money. Birthday greetings, break-up […]
  • BUSH’s GAVIN ROSSDALE Performs For Fans From Home During COVID-19 Pandemic (Video)
    New video footage of BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale performing acoustically for fans from home during the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen below. BUSH’s new album, “The Kingdom”, will be released this summer. The band recently released a music video for the latest single, “Flowers On A Grave”. “We are really proud of ‘The Kingdom’,” Rossdale […]
  • Today in Rock History – April 8
    1964, The Supremes record “Where Did Our Love Go” at Motown Studios in Detroit. The song would become the first of their five number one singles. 1965, Unit Four Plus Two were at number one on the singles chart with “Concrete And Clay,” the English group’s only chart topping hit. 1966, The Who played at […]
  • Queen Photographer Reveals Little-Known Persona Of Freddie Mercury
    Freddie Mercury Club, which is a most famous Freddie fan page on Instagram, has posted some unseen photos of him and shared a rare interview line from the past to show the background of these photos. British photographer Simon Fowler took Freddie’s special poses which were revealed by Freddie Mercury Club. In the caption area […]
  • Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Releases Eat the Day Demos
    In October of 2001, Wes Borland quit Limp Bizkit, presumably because, like so many of us, 9/11 made him completely re-evaluate what the fuck he was doing with his life. In the eight years that followed, before he reunited with Fred Durst and company, he worked on a buncha other shit. One of those other […]
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