Daily Rock and Metal News July 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.

  • Dave Mustaine’s Daughter Electra Prepares To Be A DJ For Showing Respect To Pink Floyd
    Megadeth’s legendary guitarist and also fronting member of the band, Dave Mustaine, is not quite active on his official social accounts nowadays. However, his lovely daughter Electra announced an exciting project for both Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin fans. A beautiful model and also DJ, Electra Mustaine, announced that she will be a guest DJ […]
  • The Metal Community Has A Brand New Presidential Candidate: Ozzy Osbourne
    The British legend in metal music, Ozzy Osbourne, announced on his social media accounts that he is the new presidential candidate in the coming US election, scheduled for November 3. As the presidential election is pretty soon now, the music industry began to produce its own names as the brand new candidates for the presidency. […]
  • DREAM THEATER’s JOHN PETRUCCI Says It’s ‘Really Awesome’ To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On ‘Terminal Velocity’ Album
    Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on “Terminal Velocity”, the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said […]
  • Formosa unveil video for track “Rakija Fever”
    Formosa . The post Formosa unveil video for track “Rakija Fever” appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Today In Rock History – July 4
    1959: Bobby Darin’s hit “Dream Lover” tops the UK chart. The track, which would reach the second postion in the US, includes Neil Sedaka on piano. 1964: “I Get Around” becomes the first US number one single for The Beach Boys. In the UK, it would be the band’s first Top Ten hit, reaching number […]
  • VIO-LENCE Records Cover Song, Films Music Video
    Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to Rock Immortal Productions’ “Rock Talk” live interview series about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. “We just recorded a cover song, and we did a video for it,” Phil […]
  • Ex-Dream Theater Drummer Mike Portnoy Tells The Story Of How He Met Ringo Starr
    Mike Portnoy, the great drummer and the member of several supergroups, celebrated the birthday of the legendary musician Ringo Starr, who turned 80 this year and shared the huge admiration he felt for him with an Instagram post. As the advocate of peace and love, and the iconic name of The Beatles, Ringo Starr has […]
  • Today in Rock History – July 8
    1966, The Beatles released the Nowhere Man 4-track EP in the UK, which included “Drive My Car,” “Michelle,” and “You Won’t See Me.” All four tracks were taken from The Beatles’ sixth UK studio album, Rubber Soul. 1966, The Who appeared at Top Rank Suite in Cardiff, Wales. 1966, The Rolling Stones performed at Cobo […]
  • Night Laser unleash video for title track of upcoming new album ‘Power To Power’
    Night . The post Night Laser unleash video for title track of upcoming new album ‘Power To Power’ appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Def Leppard Guitarist Gives 50/50 Odds That Tour With Mötley Crüe Will Happen in 2021
    I’m not a doctor, and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I would still advise that no one get their hopes up about seeing what were supposed to be the big tours of summer 2020 in the summer of 2021. At least one health expert has predicted that concerts won’t return […]
  • Periphery Guitarist Posts Playthrough for “Sentient Glow”
    Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb has posted a playthrough video for the band’s track “Sentient Glow,” which appears on their most recent album, Periphery IV: Hail Stan. The playthrough was shot at the Seymour Duncan pickups factory in Santa Barbara, CA — Holcomb promises that it was filmed in a safe, socially distanced manner — and […]
  • LACUNA COIL: Second Episode Of ‘On Tour’ Internet Video Series
    Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently launched a new Internet video series called “On Tour With Lacuna Coil”. Each clip will contain behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s 2019 “Black Anima” European tour. The second “On Tour With Lacuna Coil” episode, focusing on the band’s concert in Rome, Italy, can be seen below. Says LACUNA COIL […]
  • Gary Holt Mocks Motley Crue Over An Uber Meme Featuring A Vince Neil Look-A-Like Guy
    Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt posted a meme on Instagram to mock Mötley Crüe that presented Vince Neil-looking man posing on a red car and inviting for an uber drive. The iconic guitarist of Exodus and Slayer, Gary Holt shared a meme about Mötley Crüe on his official Instagram account to make fun of […]
  • Spread Eagle release lyric video for track “More Wolf Than Lamb”
    Spread . The post Spread Eagle release lyric video for track “More Wolf Than Lamb” appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Ex-Van Halen’s Michael Anthony And Sammy Hagar Share A Common Message To Celebrate The Circle Member’s Birthday
    Former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony took to their official Instagram account to celebrate the 57th birthday of their bandmate from The Circle, Vic Johnson. Sammy wrote in the caption that Vic’s loyalty and musicianship have been the foundation of every band they have played together and showed how much Sammy cares […]
  • Jimmy Page Gets Emotional Talking On John Bonham’s Last Show And Says ‘I’ll Never Stop Missing Him’
    Jimmy Page, the great musician of the British rock band Led Zeppelin, shared a picture from 1980 and commemorated his band friend John Bonham on his latest Instagram post. Page recalled the time when the band performed in Berlin in 1980 and said that it was John Bonham’s last ever show, unfortunately. With a photo […]
  • Alice In Chains Pays Respect To Jimi Hendrix While Recording Sessions Of ‘Rainier Fog’
    The official Instagram account of the band Alice In Chains posted a picture taken when the band members were recording their sixth studio album ‘Rainier Fog‘ and the legend Jimi Hendrix‘s poster was watching over them from the wall behind. Belong to the same record label, Legacy Recordings, the band and the musical genius Jimi […]
  • Suicide Silence Release “Disengage” Performance From Virtual World Tour
    Still not sold on Suicide Silence’s virtual world tour, despite Vince assuring you that it is, in fact, totally rad? Well, maybe this will help: the band has released video of their “Disengage” performance from the tour’s London show, which took place this past Monday, July 6. It more-than-ably demonstrates just how much effort the […]
  • GODSMACK’s SULLY ERNA: ‘I’m Gonna Try To Get Two Records Done Before The Holidays’
    GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna spoke to “Offstage With DWP” about how he has been staying busy while in coronavirus quarantine and what his plans are for the coming months. He said (see video below): “There’s a lot going on, but what is gonna be permitted is yet to be told. My main priority is to […]
  • Gene Simmons Refuses To Talk About Music But It Seems Like He’s Okay With Politics
    On Twitter, KISS‘s legendary bass guitarist Gene Simmons commented on Brazil President‘s positive test result for COVID-19 which caused some fans to complain about his continous tweets about politics. As you might know, the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro has been downplaying the global pandemic of coronavirus and urged his people to carry on with […]
  • Ghoul Unleash New Track, “Nectarnomicon”
    The press copy accompanying Ghoul’s new single, “Nectarnomicon” is just mwah! *chef’s kiss* It begins like this: “Everyone’s favorite masked mutants, Ghoul, are back with ‘The Nectarnomicon,’ a slime drenched single slab of atonal protoplasm straight from the stygian bowels of Creepsylvania…” Grade-A wordsmith work right there, really fantastic stuff. I’m breaking up the quote for […]
  • “Ozzy for President” Merch Now Available
    When you think about it, Ozzy Osbourne and Donald Trump actually have some stuff in common. They both… Are doddering old men who aren’t quite “all there” anymore.Made their fortune largely by slapping their name on a bunch of different stuff.Had successful reality television shows.Have children and spouses who are almost as famous as they […]
  • Def Leppard And Mötley Crüe’s 2021 Tour Might Be Canceled, According to Phil Collen
    In a recent interview for ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,’ Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen opened up about the possibility of canceling the upcoming 2021 tour of Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard. As you might remember, The Stadium Tour of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison was rescheduled for the summer of 2021 due to […]
  • Adam Lambert Talks Over Kanye West’s President Run And Has A Question For Him
    On Twitter, the current frontman of Queen, Adam Lambert, shared a tweet about Kanye West‘s presidential nomination and wondered if he would run as a ‘Democratic’ or ‘Republican’ candidate. As you might recall, the famous rapper Kanye West announced that he is running for president in the 2020 US election with a tweet on his […]
  • Exclusive Album Premiere: SpiritWorld’s Pagan Rhythms
    Art by Stu Folsom The title track that opens SpiritWorld‘s new album, Pagan Rhythms, begins with a sample of some d-bag preaching about how “rock n’ roll music” has “turned our nation into a pagan society.” Well, Christ help that poor bastard if he hears this record. The brainchild of of Las Vegas-based artist, author, […]
  • FOZZY Scraps ‘2020’ Album Title, Pushes New LP Back To 2021
    The new FOZZY album, which was originally scheduled for release this fall, has been pushed back to 2021. Vocalist Chris Jericho touched upon the follow-up to 2017’s “Judas” during a brand new interview with Volume TV’s “Life In Six Strings” show hosted by Kylie Olsson. He said: “The original idea was to call it ‘2020’, […]
  • My Chemical Romance Explain Taking Financial Aid for Tour
    The money is going to help support crew who would have been on tour with them. Continue reading…
  • Black Metal Song Explains Why You Need to Wear a Face Mask
    'To stay above the ground.' Continue reading…
  • Paul McCartney Celebrates Ringo Starr’s Birthday, Fans React: “You Guys Know Each Other?”
    The Beatles icon Paul McCartney joined the musicians who celebrated the 80th birthday of his bandmate, Ringo Starr, by sharing a new post on his official Instagram account and showed his respect to another legend. Paul wanted to share a funny picture of Ringo to make everybody smile on this special day and celebrated his […]
  • METALLICA Joins Venture Buying Song Catalogs, Other Intellectual Property
    According to Variety, METALLICA and longtime co-manager Cliff Burnstein are among the parties involved in a new intellectual-property acquisition venture Worldwired Music IP Fund. The venture, which also includes former Fender president/COO Matt Janopaul and former Sony/ATV co-president Rick Krim, will be looking to snap up a series of song catalogs as part of its […]
  • Eddie Van Halen’s Son Reacts To A Negative Comment Over His ‘Eruption’ Cover After 3 Years
    The talented son of Eddie Van Halen and the current bassist of the band, Wolfgang Van Halen, or ‘Wolf’ Van Halen as he calls himself, replied a witty remark to the comment of a Twitter user who criticized his performance displayed in honor of ‘Eruption‘s anniversary. A negative argument was improved in the comments of […]
  • Thalassic – ENSIFERUM
    It’s almost impossible to achieve longevity in heavy metal without repeating yourselves occasionally. In the best possible way, ENSIFERUM have been the model of consistency over the years, with a long-established musical identity and a steady forward march toward bigger and better things very much part of the bargain. Righteously huge in Europe, the Finns […]
  • QUIET RIOT’s FRANKIE BANALI Unveils ‘Seven Strokes ‘Til Midnight’ Artwork
    QUIET RIOT’s Frankie Banali has unveiled a new piece of artwork today, “Seven Strokes ‘Til Midnight”. Banali’s unique abstract style is powerfully showcased in this brand new work. A sophisticated fusion of Japanese folk art influence and Abstract Expressionism, “Seven Strokes ‘Til Midnight” is grounded in Banali’s love of minimalism and is a glorious visual […]
  • Metallica Announce Second Round of Covid-19 Relief Grants
    They've added a new beneficiary to the list as well. Continue reading…
  • Deftones, Gojira + Poppy Announce 2021 Rescheduled Tour Dates
    Damn you, COVID. Continue reading…
  • PSYCHOSEXUAL’s Debut Album To Include Guest Appearance By Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Guitarist KENNY HICKEY
    “Torch The Faith”, the eagerly anticipated debut album from Las Vegas rock quartet PSYCHOSEXUAL, is now available for pre-order at the iTunes store for only $4.99. The 12-song set, set for a July 31 release date through former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer’s independent imprint 6ex Records, is a darkly compelling collection of […]
  • Completely Unreadable Band Logo of the Week: Win a Grab Bag of Metal Goodies!
    Congrats to reader Michael Dias! Michael correctly identified last week’s logo as belonging to the band Bloodscribe, and thus wins a grab bag full of goodies from the MetalSucks Mansion Archives. Mazel tov, Michael! But don’t be too sad if you lost, ’cause this week I have another killer grab bag of metal goodies to give away! […]
  • Watch PAPA ROACH Perform ‘Revenge’ As Part Of ‘Infest In-Studio’ Event
    Video of California rockers PAPA ROACH performing the song “Revenge” as part of their second live streaming experience iteration called “Infest In-Studio” can be seen below. The program was a special virtually ticketed, live HD broadcast, which took place June 20 from Sacramento, and it featured PAPA ROACH performing its multi-platinum, classic album “Infest”, live […]
  • Watch Episode 10 Of LED ZEPPELIN’s ‘History Of Led Zeppelin’ YouTube Series
    Episode 10 of “History Of Led Zeppelin”, the seventh and eighth in a series of short stories celebrating what happened 50 years ago, when the members of LED ZEPPELIN entered Olympic Studios to record their debut album, can be seen below. In January 1969, LED ZEPPELIN was unleashed on the world with the release of […]
  • VAN HALEN Bassist WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Shares New Audio Snippet Of Debut Solo Album
    VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has shared a new audio clip of a song that will appear on his upcoming debut solo album. Wolfgang posted the 34-second snippet on Twitter, captioning it: “Bass & Drums. #WVHAlbum” This past February, it was announced that Wolfgang had signed a deal with Explorer1 Music Group for the […]
  • Video: 35 Musicians From Around the World Mash-Up Guns N’ Roses and Stevie Wonder for Charity
    Y’know what’s even better than a fun mash-up created from pre-existing recordings of classic songs? A fun mash-up created by real live musicians. And y’know what even BETTERER than a fun mash-up created by real live musicians? A a fun mash-up created by real live musicians to benefit charity! Enter Leo Playa, a London-based session […]
  • The 12 Best Covers of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’
    Grip your pillow tight, everyone. Continue reading…
  • Metallica Fan Club, Ibanez Guitars, Victory Records and More Also Received Government Pandemic Assistance
    Using newly released information from the U.S. government’s Small Business Administration, MetalSucks yesterday published a report detailing funds that a number of notable metal and rock acts received via the Paycheck Protection Program, the $660 billion government payments intended to keep small businesses afloat amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Slipknot, Tool, Disturbed, Nickelback, Sammy Hagar, […]
  • Michael Jackson’s Daughter Paris Admits That She Needs An Urgent Emotional Support
    The legendary pop icon Michael Jackson’s daughter and also a talented musician like her father, Paris Jackson, has posted a couple of new tweets on her verified Instagram page and shared the current mood of her with a weird analogy. After having controversial conversations on Twitter for a while and being part of the arguments […]
  • Ex-DEATH Members GENE HOGLAN, STEVE DIGIORGIO And BOBBY KOELBLE Perform Quarantine Version Of ‘Overactive Imagination’
    Three former members of DEATH — drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Bobby Koelble — recently teamed up with their DEATH TO ALL bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, to record a quarantine cover version of the DEATH classic “Overactive Imagination” from the 1993 album “Individual Thought Patterns”. Check out video of the performance below. […]
  • SUICIDE SILENCE Releases Music Video For ‘Disengage’ From London Show As Part Of ‘Virtual World Tour’
    California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have shared the official live music video for “Disengage” from the July 6 London show from the band’s “Virtual World Tour”. In addition to the new video, SUICIDE SILENCE has announced that due to the success of the Los Angeles show, they are adding another California performance. This time, […]
  • DEF LEPPARD’s PHIL COLLEN: Week One Of ’30-Day Fitness Challenge’
    DEF LEPPARD has launched a new video series called “30 Day Fitness Challenge With Phil Collen”. Join the guitarist for the month of July as he takes on a 30-day fitness challenge. Use the hashtag #PhilCollen30Days to follow along as Phil works on his exercises, his diet and overall health. Week one of the “30 […]
  • UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says He Will Perform ACCEPT Songs With U.D.O. On Upcoming North American Tour
    Four and a half years ago, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider announced that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good. Asked in a new interview with Talking Metal if DIRKSCHNEIDER is now […]
  • Deftones, Gojira, and Poppy Reschedule Tour for 2021
    The Deftones, Gojira, and Poppy have released the new dates for their big summer 2020 tour, which will now be a big summer 2021 tour (er, maybe). Fans who can’t make the new dates “will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund.” Here’s the 2021 itinerary (via The PRP): 08/12 Minneapolis, MN […]
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