Daily Rock and Metal News May 27, 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.

  • CONTRACULT Collective Stream New Song “It’s the Water”
    The rising industrial metal act CONTRACULT Collective continue to impress with their third single, “It’s the Water.” Although clearly influenced by a range of acts who enjoyed their heyday in the ’80s and ’90s (Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Fear Factory, etc.), they don’t feel like a nostalgia act longing for a movement they missed […]
  • MOTÖRHEAD Invites Fans To Create ‘(We Are) The Road Crew’ Tributes
    MOTÖRHEAD has invited fans to use the band’s universal crew anthem “(We Are) The Road Crew” to pay tribute to these warriors of the road. Whether you’re in a band or a fan, whether you’re in London, Los Angeles or Lagos, wherever you are and whoever you are, create your own photo and video tributes, […]
  • How Metal Has Spilled Over to More Than Music
    Metal has been the saving grace for millions of outcasts around the world searching for a community for as long as it’s existed. With hundreds of rebel anthems, uncensored opinions, and electrifying riffs, what’s not to love about the genre that’s never afraid to speak its mind? While the metalhead community has always been a […]
  • Last thing Michael Starr wants is to have a band that influenced him like Mötley Crüe be mad at him
    Last . The post Last thing Michael Starr wants is to have a band that influenced him like Mötley Crüe be mad at him appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Darwen’s Theory “Told Us To Stay Home” in Graphic New Video
    Based on the title alone, you might think that “They Told Us to Stay Home” is some kind of anthem by the free speech warriors who insist on defying health experts by refusing to wear masks during a pandemic. In reality it’s about something else entirely, but you’ll have to watch the video — which […]
  • Mastodon Have 20 Demos Recorded for Next Album
    The members of Mastodon have been teasing new material since as far back as May of last year, issuing periodic updates along the way. But it’s completely understandable that they’d take a pause in the midst of a pandemic. There’s really no rush, whatwith the inability to tour any time soon. Guitarist Bill Kelliher revealed […]
  • Sixty-Nine Crash release videos for acoustic versions of tracks “Louder” and “Bleeding Heart”
    Sixty-Nine . The post Sixty-Nine Crash release videos for acoustic versions of tracks “Louder” and “Bleeding Heart” appeared first on Sleaze Roxx.
  • Muse Singer Matthew Bellamy Says Billie Eilish Is The Biggest Artist In The World
    Matthew James Bellamy, who is the singer and guitarist of British rockers Muse, has revealed his thoughts about Billie Eilish during a recent interview with Guitar.com. Matt stated that he’s catching the main messages of Billie Eilish because of the connection between his mentality and Billie’s dark lyrics. He also made a really bold claim about her […]
  • Slash Celebrates Memorial Day On Social Media: “Have a ball And Let freedom ring”
    Guns N’ Roses legend Slash posted a picture on his official Instagram account and he had an important message to all the fans out there: ‘Have a ball & Let freedom ring!’ The lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Slash, shared a photo on his Instagram account noticing the fans there will be a special sale on […]
  • Listen To New MUSHROOMHEAD Song ‘The Heresy’
    “The Heresy”, a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s eighth album, “A Wonderful Life”, which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. For the better part of the past five years, top-charting masked metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have been crafting the epic […]
  • SUM 41: ’13 Voices B-Sides’ Available For First Time On Streaming Platforms
    SUM 41 has released a very special treat for fans today with “13 Voices B-Sides”, available for the first time ever on streaming platforms. In addition to new music, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition merch item — available for only 72 hours. Fans can check out the new tracks and purchase […]
  • NITA STRAUSS Is ‘Relaxing The Reins A Little Bit’ On Her Upcoming Second Solo Album
    Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke to “The MetalSucks Podcast”about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for her second solo album. Strauss’s upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo LP, “Controlled Chaos”, released in 2018 via […]
  • Rare Interview Shows Freddie Mercury Was Thinking Of Having A Baby, But With Who?
    One of the popular fan pages of Queen legend Freddie Mercury on Instagram, Freddie_Mercury, revealed the untold truth about Freddie’s wishes for the child and made everybody surprised with this information. In the caption of the post, the admin of the page unveiled the statement of Freddie, which was saying that he was thinking about […]
  • DORO PESCH To Perform Drive-In Concert In Germany Next Month
    Doro Pesch will perform at a drive-in cinema in Germany on June 13. Fans will have a rare opportunity to attend a live performance by the German metal queen at the CARantena Arena in Worms as part of the “Regenbogen 2 Rock Summer” while complying with the country’s social distancing regulations. Each car will be […]
  • Rob Zombie Shows Off How His Plans Went To Trash Bin With A Funny Meme
    Famous filmmaker and musician, Rob Zombie, shared a funny meme on his official Instagram account and showed how his plans for 2020 failed because of the outbreak. In the photo, you can see that Rob demonstrated how 2020 is going on and how his plans went to a trash bin by sharing a meme of […]
  • Poll: Which Potential Solution to Allowing Concerts in the Age of Coronavirus Do You Find Most Appealing?
    The music world — not just the metal community! — is currently in the midst of a desperate search for ways to revive concerts in a post-coronavirus world. The reasons for this are both emotional and practical: we all love live music, and concerts are the financial cornerstone of the modern industry. Being unable to […]
  • Lamenting Of The Innocent – SORCERER
    Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes’ noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, “Lamenting of the Innocent” is far […]
  • Former CELTIC FROST Frontman THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Launches ‘Dark,’ ‘Groovy’ And ‘Psychedelic’ New Project
    Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) has announced the formation of a new “dark music” project. The new band, whose name has not yet been revealed, is tentatively planning to release its debut album later this year. Speaking to Metal Wani, Fischer stated about how the new group came together: […]
  • New MASTODON Song To Be Featured In ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’ Movie
    Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have written and recorded a new song for inclusion in the upcoming “Bill & Ted Face The Music” movie. “Bill & Ted Face The Music”, which reunites Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in the title roles for the first time since 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”, is scheduled for an […]
  • Seether Finish Recording New Album, Hope for 2020 Release
    Get the latest from frontman Shaun Morgan. Continue reading…
  • Kurt Cobain’s Ex-Wife Courtney Love Wears Transparent Top While Dancing On Stage
    As the whole world is still trying to stay in the home during the coronavirus outbreak, Kurt Cobain’s widow and former Hole star, Courtney Love, is just like the others who send older stuff on their official Instagram accounts. Today, Courtney Love shared one of her finest stage performances ever with Hole and showed off […]
  • ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman WILLIAM DUVALL: How Losses Of PRINCE And CHRIS CORNELL Influenced ‘One Alone’ Album
    ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall spoke to Ghost Cult magazine about how the suicides of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell and LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington, as well as the shocking loss of Prince, inspired the making of his debut solo album, “One Alone”, which came out last October via DVL Recordings. “I was actually […]
  • WARNER MUSIC GROUP Launches IPO
    Warner Music Group Corp. announced today that it has launched the initial public offering of 70,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $23.00 and $26.00 per share. The […]
  • Mastodon Writing Song for ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’
    Plus, they're about to resume work on their next album. Continue reading…
  • Thy Will Be Done Have One “Last Ghost to Kill”
    It’s been a minute since we last heard from Thy Will Be Done. The Rhode Island wrecking crew hasn’t released new music since their 2012 EP, Temple, and the last time we had occasion to write about them was in 2015, when their drummer, Jay Waterman, tragically died. But now, at last, the band has […]
  • Tony Iommi Reveals Why He’s In Touch With Ozzy Osbourne Just Via Text
    Black Sabbath’s legendary star Tony Iommi was the latest interview guest of The Eddie Trunk Podcast and talked about the current relationship status with The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne. While Tony Iommi confessed that he had no time to listen to Ozzy’s latest record, he also revealed why he chose to communicate with Ozzy […]
  • Nita Strauss on The MetalSucks Podcast #339
    Nita Strauss is back on the show! This time we discuss Nita’s new guitar tutorial website, iwanttoplayguitar.com, the story behind the programs she’s created for guitar players of all levels, how learning from instructional videos was very important to her as a developing musician, and the teacher-student relationship that she has experienced across the world. […]
  • Steven Tyler’s Daughter Liv Shows Off Her Killer Physique In A Hard Workout
    Aerosmith iconic frontman Steven Tyler‘s daughter Liv Tyler posted a video clip on Instagram showing small pieces of her hard workout plan and it showed her strong physique didn’t happen by chance. Steven Tyler’s actress daughter Liv Tyler has been pretty successful in her acting career but she was also standing out with her toned […]
  • CHARLIE BENANTE And JOHN BUSH Reunite To Perform Quarantine Version Of ANTHRAX’s ‘Packaged Rebellion’ (Video)
    To celebrate the 27th anniversary of ANTHRAX’s “Sound Of White Noise” album, drummer Charlie Benante and singer John Bush reunited — virtually — to record a quarantine version of the song “Packaged Rebellion”. Benante uploaded the video to his YouTube channel and included the following message: “An intimate version from the Sound of white noise […]
  • Slipknot Icon Sid Wilson Decided To Sell His Precious Stuff: Any Money Issues?
    Heavy metal band Slipknot‘s DJ, Sid Wilson, recently shared a photo on his official Instagram account, selling one of his equipment and made the fans question whether he needed money. Sid Wilson shared a photo of his DJ stand and a TV that he used with Slipknot and announced that he was selling it to […]
  • Hail Spirit Noir Make Leap From Black Metal to Prog on New Song
    Listen to the futuristic song 'Crossroads' now. Continue reading…
  • Shinedown Cancel 2020 ‘Deep Dive’ Tour Dates
    The 'Deep Dive' will wait until is safe to dive back in. Continue reading…
  • Ted Nugent Curses The Most Confidential Organizations Of United States
    The legendary rock music veteran Ted Nugent took to his official Facebook account once again and showed his dissatisfaction with the official COVID-19 related death counts in the United States. While Ted called the coronavirus as a ‘Chinese Virus’ just like United States President Donald Trump, he also called numerous organizations as liers because of […]
  • Someone Made a Hazmat Suit for Going to Concerts
    To what lengths would you go in order to be able to experience live music again without fear of contracting COVID-19? Would you give up moshing and stage diving? Would you practice social distancing in a comically under-filled venue? Or perhaps you’d be open to wearing a full-body condom? The Los Angeles design firm Production […]
  • Former DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON Teaches You How To Play ‘Lock Up The Wolves’ Title Track (Video)
    Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson has uploaded a video to his YouTube channel where he shows you how to play the title track of the band’s “Lock Up The Wolves” album. Check out the clip below. Two years ago, Rowan said that he “would love” to release songs that were written during the sessions for […]
  • Tool Makes An Official Announcement About Future Projects – Wolf Van Halen Reacts!
    Legendary progressive metal band, Tool, recently shared a poster on their official Instagram account, announcing Justin Chancellor‘s involvement in an upcoming event that made their fans pretty excited. Berklee College of Music is hosting a Zoom webinar, due to self-isolation during the Covid-19 outbreak, on May 28, 2020, featuring the legendary bass players that influenced […]
  • EXODUS And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of MEGADETH’s ‘Wake Up Dead’
    OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with EXODUS singer Steve “Zetro” Souza, EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson and ANGOR/ex-SHADOWS FALL guitarist Felipe Roa to record a quarantine cover version of MEGADETH’s “Wake Up Dead”, with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing […]
  • Evanescence’s Amy Lee Saddens Fans With An Anxiety Statement: “I Struggle With My Issues”
    During the recent interview with Now This Entertainment, Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee shared her mental status during the self-quarantine days and revealed how to get through these rough times. When Amy was asked if she has any advice for the people, Amy stated that she is struggling with her own issues in the outbreak, and […]
  • STEEL PANTHER’s MICHAEL STARR Hopes MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX Isn’t Mad At Him Anymore
    STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr says that “the last thing” he wants to do is have a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE mad at him. The latest war of words between STEEL PANTHER and MÖTLEY CRÜE began when Starr and PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia were asked in a 2019 interview which musician from the past they […]
  • Tommy Lee’s Brittany Shows Off Tanned Body In Bikini And She’s Not Alone For Something Special
    The famous social media influencer and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s wife, Brittany Furlan Lee, posted a video of herself and her friend on Instagram stories and showed off her toned body in a hot bikini once again. Brittany has been married to the drummer and one of the founding members of Mötley Crüe, Tommy […]
  • AMARANTHE’s Sixth Album Gets Official Release Date
    Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE have completed work on their new album. The follow-up to 2018’s “Helix” will be released this summer via Nuclear Blast. The band states: “Our sixth album is now completely DONE! Last Sunday, a few select press members and music industry professionals got the opportunity to hear our new effort, and the response […]
  • Michael Jackson’s Paris Shares Astonishing Observation About Her Little Brother
    The musician and activist daughter of Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson shared a lovely video on her Instagram stories showing how well she got along with little children. She has been actively using her Instagram account with the main purpose of spreading love and peace to other people. Paris has been known for her sincere statements […]
  • TIMO TOLKKI’s INFINITE VISIONS Adds Ex-STRATOVARIUS Bassist JARI KAINULAINEN
    INFINITE VISIONS, the new band formed by ex-STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki, has announced that Timo’s longtime STRATOVARIUS bandmate Jari Kainulainen has joined the lineup as bassist. Timo states: “I would like to welcome my old friend Jari Kainulainen to INFINITE VISIONS. Having played and toured with him makes me really happy and lucky. Jari Kainulainen […]
  • Metallica Co-Founder Unearthed Yet Another Untold Memoir About James Hetfield
    The first bass guitarist of Metallica, Ron McGovney, revealed another unknown story about James Hetfield and the band on Twitter and made everybody laugh with this statement. A fan page of the band, Book Of Metallica, shared an old picture from Metallica’s one of the first live shows, which was in a high school in […]
  • VINNY APPICE Says ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Is ‘A Joke’; RONNIE JAMES DIO ‘Should Have Been Inducted’
    Original DIO drummer Vinny Appice says that Ronnie James Dio “should have been inducted” into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The legendary heavy metal vocalist, best known for his work with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW and his own band DIO, died of stomach cancer 10 years ago at the age of 67. Vinny, who […]
  • SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ ‘Alone’ Covered By NISHA STAR (Teaser)
    A teaser for Nisha Star’s cover version of “Alone”, originally written and recorded by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and released in 1990 on the album, “Lights, Camera, Revolution”, is available below. The full video will be released in June. This more acoustic, moody version was produced by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES singer Mike Muir, along with Paul Northfield, whose […]
  • Shinedown Pair Writing Original Songs for Next Smith & Myers Disc
    The pair are moving on from doing covers. Continue reading…
  • THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Reschedule 50th-Anniversary Tour For Summer/Fall 2021
    THE DOOBIE BROTHERS regret to announce that their 50th-anniversary tour has been rescheduled. This decision has been made with the health and safety of THE DOOBIE BROTHERS fans, crew and local employees in mind. The tour will now be rescheduled for 2021 starting on July 17 in West Palm Beach and ending on October 23 […]
  • Halestorm Star Lzzy Hale Is Hot As Can Be Wearing A Mini Skirt And High Heels
    Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale showed her longing for the stage by sharing an old but gold picture of herself on Instagram and mesmerized her followers with her absolute beauty. As you can see in the picture below, Lzzy was enjoying her time on the stage and looking so wild while playing the guitar. She was […]
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