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- Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Compares Playing Music To Painting
Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted’s “Rawk – The Art of Jason Newsted” was recently interviewed about his art exhibition, which is underway at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth, Florida. Check out the chat in two parts below. The exhibition was co-curated by Nick Korniloff, executive vice president, founder and director of Art Miami and […]
- David Bowie posthumously sells 5 million records in the UK
David Bowie has sold more than 5 million records in the UK since his death two years ago today (10th January).
- PAUL RODGERS To Release ‘Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music Of Free’ CD/DVD, Blu-Ray
In London, England, on May 28, 2017, Paul Rodgers returned to his roots, bringing fans an extraordinary evening celebrating the music of FREE. This sold-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall was captured for a live CD/DVD set to be released by Quarto Valley Records in spring 2018. The 16-song collection includes inspired performances of […]
- DRESS THE DEAD Joined By WITCH MOUNTAIN Singer KAYLA DIXON
DRESS THE DEAD, the band featuring ex-FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero, has announced the addition of singer Kayla Dixon (WITCH MOUNTAIN) to the group’s ranks. Dixon joins DRESS THE DEAD as the replacement for former THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving, who left DRESS THE DEAD in March 2017. The split happened only three months after DRESS […]
- Black Label Society Get ‘Trampled Down Below’ on Crushing New Song
Zakk Wylde continues to be one of metal’s biggest riffing forces on this new track off ‘Grimmest Hits.’ Continue reading…
- ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN Is Already Thinking About His Third Book
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has told “The Five Count” radio show that he is already thinking about the follow-up to his second book, “Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life”, which came out last month. He said (hear audio below): “It’s always just a case of having an idea that… Obviously, I could […]
- Listen To New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Song ‘Trampled Down Below’
“Trampled Down Below”, a brand new song from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming tenth full-length album, “Grimmest Hits”, which will be released January 19 via Entertainment One (eOne). “Trampled Down Below”, “All That Once Shined” and “Room Of Nightmares” are available on all digital service […]
- Watch Rise Against’s Emotion-Filled Video for ‘House on Fire’
Rise Against have shared an emotive video for the single ‘House on Fire’ from their latest album, Wolves. It’s the second single to be released from the record. Continue reading…
- AC/DC’s MALCOLM YOUNG To Be Honored With Charity Concert
According to The Pulse Of Radio, late AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young will be honored with a charity tribute concert in Australia this February. The event will take place at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday, February 17, the same day AC/DC released its debut album, “High Voltage”, in 1975. Artists confirmed for the […]
- Babymetal Guitarist Mikio Fujioka Dead at 36
Babymetal broke the news of Mikio’s death via Facebook earlier today. Continue reading…
- SPREAD EAGLE Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2019
SPREAD EAGLE has signed to Frontiers Music Srl for the release of a new album in 2019. The band has started pre-production in the Music Building, located in New York City, which is the exact place where the songs for their debut album were rehearsed and written. Recording will take place at Studio E in […]
- ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS: ‘Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption’ To Be Released On DVD & Digital Video
Available to own for the first time on DVD and Digital Video, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS “Live At David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption” on February 9. Filmed as part of David Lynch’s inaugural Festival Of Disruption, one of Los Angeles’s most anticipated cultural events, this concert took […]
- New A PERFECT CIRCLE Album To Be Finished In ‘Next Several Weeks’
According to The Pulse Of Radio, the long wait for a new album from A PERFECT CIRCLE may finally be coming to a close. Guitarist Billy Howerdel said on the show “2 Hours With Matt Pinfield” that the band’s fourth studio LP was going to be finished “imminently,” adding, “I’d say in the next several […]
- Darkest Hour, Whores, and Extinction A.D. to Bust Heads Live Next Month
An unholy trinity of awesomeness. The post Darkest Hour, Whores, and Extinction A.D. to Bust Heads Live Next Month appeared first on MetalSucks.
- 10 Castle Metal Albums You Need to Hear
Prepare to embark on a noble and potentially deadly quest engaging the glory of Castle Metal! Continue reading…
- 34 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
On Jan. 9, 1984, Van Halen released their last album of the first era with David Lee Roth. Continue reading…
- Nergal Weighs in on the Dismissal of Rape and Kidnapping Charges Against Decapitated
Also, a discussion of the difference between acquittal and dropped charges. The post Nergal Weighs in on the Dismissal of Rape and Kidnapping Charges Against Decapitated appeared first on MetalSucks.
- THE CROWN To Release ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ Album In March; ‘Iron Crown’ Video Available
Swedish death metal veterans THE CROWN will releae their new album, “Cobra Speed Venom”, on March 16 through Metal Blade Records. Produced with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year — a return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory! THE CROWN […]
- ARCH ENEMY Drummer Says Former Singer ANGELA GOSSOW Will ‘Always Be Straight And Honest’ When It Comes To Band’s New Music
ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson was recently interviewed by Australia’s “Everblack” podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if former ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow is still involved with the group, Daniel said: “She is, actually, still the manager of the band. So she’s working out of an office in Germany, and […]
- AXEL RUDI PELL To Release ‘Knights Call’ Album In March
German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell will release his 17th album, “Knights Call”, on March 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. “I’d rather have long-term success than the hit album everybody is always referring to.” Pell knows exactly what he is talking about. His solo career has lasted for almost three decades now. In the international hard rocking universe, […]
- Behemoth’s Nergal Comments on Decapitated’s Dropped Charges: ‘I Hope They Strike Back Soon’
The Behemoth frontman is anxious for the band’s return and relieved they have been cleared. Continue reading…
- BABYMETAL Guitarist MIKIO FUJIOKA Dies At 36
Mikio Fujioka, one of the guitarists in the the KAMI BAND, which serves as the backing group for the Japanese pop-metal outfit BABYMETAL, has died at the age of 36. “The ‘Little’ Guitar Kami of #BABYMETAL’s #Kamiband has passed away in the METAL GALAXIES,” BABYMETAL tweeted on Tuesday. “We hope that he is now with […]
- CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Widow Asks Fans To Refrain From Leaving Cards And Gifts At House Where He Committed Suicide
Chester Bennington’s widow has asked LINKIN PARK fans to refrain from leaving flowers, letters and other tributes to her husband at the house where he took his life. Ever since Chester was found dead in his Palos Verdes Estates home last summer, fans have been flocking to the residence to pay their respects. Devasted fans […]
- Marilyn Manson Track Picked for ’24 Hours to Live’ Soundtrack, Plus News on Queen, Vinnie Paul + More
Marilyn Manson gets a soundtrack feature, Queen get a lifetime achievement honor, Vinnie Paul sells a piece of history and more in Wire-to-Wire. Continue reading…
- Power Trip Spreading ‘Nightmare Logic’ Across North America With Spring 2018 Tour
Check out where the crossover titans will be gigging this spring. Continue reading…
- Tacoma Musician Posts Early Nirvana Demos Given to Him by Kurt Cobain
Dig deeper into the band’s history with four demos given to one of Kurt Cobain’s musician friends. Continue reading…
- DELTA DEEP Feat. DEF LEPPARD, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members: ‘Black Coffee’ Performance Video
DELTA DEEP, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of DEF LEPPARD) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Bublé and Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & THE CRUSADERS, TLC), will release a concert […]
- Spread Eagle to release new album in 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl
- Mollie Marriott to support Dan Patlansky on UK tour
Dan Patlansky has confirmed that Mollie Marriott is joining him as a very special guest on his UK tour.
- Trivium’s Matt Heafy: How Metallica Inspired Me To Write Metal Songs
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy spoke in an interview with Music Radar and explained how he write metal songs after listen Metallica. He revealed first metal song he ever heard: “It was ‘Pain’ off one of the early demos from the ‘Ab Initio’ release and that song would have obviously been inspired by Metallica. The first […]
- BEHEMOTH Frontman Hopes DECAPITATED Members ‘Strike Back Soon’ After They Were Cleared Of Rape And Kidnapping Charges
BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal “Darski says that he hopes members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED “get their justice and strike back soon” after rape and kidnapping charges against them were dropped by prosecutors in Washington state. Less than two weeks before the musicians were scheduled to go on trial for allegedly kidnapping and […]
- HELLYEAH/PANTERA Drummer VINNIE PAUL’s Tour Bus For Sale
According to The Pulse Of Radio, a 23-year-old tour bus owned by HELLYEAH and ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott is now on sale at eBay for $45,000. The listing says that the 1995 bus was purchased by Abbott from country star Tim McGraw and contains 11 bunks, a/c and heat throughout, a full-size refrigerator, restroom, […]
- Old Friend Of KURT COBAIN Posts Audio From NIRVANA Rehearsal Tapes
According to The Pulse Of Radio, an old friend of late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain named John Purkey, who runs a YouTube account called The Observer, recently uploaded four videos containing cassette audio of NIRVANA demos from the late eighties. Purkey claims that the tapes were given to him by Cobain himself. They include early […]
- Power Trip Announce North American Headline Tour
Support will come from Sheer Mag, Fury, and Red Death. The post Power Trip Announce North American Headline Tour appeared first on MetalSucks.
- Hooded Menace’s New Track “Sempiternal Grotesqueries” Absolutely Rips
It’s some of the band’s best work yet. The post Hooded Menace’s New Track “Sempiternal Grotesqueries” Absolutely Rips appeared first on MetalSucks.
- GEEZER BUTLER Says It’s ‘Not Very Likely At All’ That BLACK SABBATH Will Play Any One-Off Shows In The Future
BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler was interviewed on the January 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the finality of BLACK SABBATH’s last-ever concert resonated with him: Geezer: “It wasn’t until […]
- Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper Made a Split… and You Can Listen to One Song from Each Band Right Now!
Each track is fucking GREAT. The post Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper Made a Split… and You Can Listen to One Song from Each Band Right Now! appeared first on MetalSucks.
- Judas Priest “Lightning Strike” Reaction Video: Introducing Metal Reacts Only!
In the debut episode of our new reaction video series “Metal Reacts Only,” host Jon Weigell tackles the new Judas Priest track “Lightning Strike.” The post Judas Priest “Lightning Strike” Reaction Video: Introducing Metal Reacts Only! appeared first on MetalSucks.
- ERIC SINGER Defends KISS’s Decision To Stick To The Classics During Live Shows
KISS drummer Eric Singer was interviewed by Mark Strigl and Ian McCurdy for a recent episode of the “Talking Metal” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Speaking about KISS’s decision to exclude lesser-known songs from its concert repertoire in favor of the hits and the classics, Singer said: […]
- Chester Bennington’s Widow Asks Fans to Stop Leaving Items at Home Where He Died
A permanent memorial site for Bennington is currently being chosen. Continue reading…
- IMMORTAL Completes Work On New Album
Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) — have completed work on their ninth studio album, to be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Peter Tägtgren (Abyss Studio), who also helmed IMMORTAL’s “At The […]
- DEF LEPPARD Drummer To Showcase ‘Art To Wear’ Jewelry And ‘Drums For Peace’ Art This Weekend
DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen will showcase his “Art To Wear” jewelry and “Drums For Peace” art collection at two special events this weekend: Saturday January 13 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Mall at Short Hills 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ (973) 564-9776 Sunday January 14 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Court […]
- New Generation Guitar Legend Dies At 36
Mikio ‘Ko-Gami’ Fujioka, guitarist of Japanese pop-metal band Babymetal, has died at the age of 36, according to a post on Babymetal’s Facebook page. According to his wife’s Twitter announcement, he fell from a height on December 30 while at an observation deck and died on January 5 after his condition deteriorated. Babymetal shared an emotional statement […]
- Writing a Metal Song without Hearing a Single Note
Rob Scallon’s latest is very entertaining! The post Writing a Metal Song without Hearing a Single Note appeared first on MetalSucks.
- Oh My God This New Track by The Crown!!!
Get in here and right now and listen to this! The post Oh My God This New Track by The Crown!!! appeared first on MetalSucks.
- ZAKK WYLDE’s ‘Severe Illness’ Forces BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s Montreal, Toronto Concert Cancelations
Due to Zakk Wylde’s “severe illness,” BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been forced to postpone its Montreal and Toronto shows until this summer. New dates will be announced soon. As a result of BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s cancelation, the band’s tourmates CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and EYEHATEGOD will now perform at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal tonight (January […]
- METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, IRON MAIDEN Among 2017’s Top-Grossing North American Tours
METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES and IRON MAIDEN are among the rock and metal acts included on Pollstar’s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart, which determines its rankings by a tour’s overall gross (that is, the number of tickets sold multiplied by the average ticket price). Unlike Pollstar’s recently revealed Top 20 Worldwide Tours, […]
- SHORT & SWEET … Killer Dwarfs announce release of long awaited “Live No Guff” album
SHORT & SWEET Killer Dwarfs announce release of long awaited “Live No Guff” album KILLER DWARFS SIGN TO EMP LABEL GROUP. ANNOUNCE 4/13 RELEASE OF LONG AWAITED LIVE ALBUM NO GUFF, 2018 REISSUES OF START@ONE AND WIRELESS, AND NEW STUDIO ALBUMS FROM KILLER DWARFS AND RUSS DWARF. CANADA — Canadian Metal favorites Killer Dwarfs have signed […]
- SCORPIONS Guitarist On Live Performances: ‘We Don’t Wanna Fade With Our Energy’
SCORPIONS guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs were recently interviewed on Poland’s “Dzień dobry Polsko” TV show. You can now watch the segment below. Asked if there are still things that a veteran band like SCORPIONS can learn from younger groups, Matthias said: “We never let go in terms of… we don’t wanna fade with […]