STONE SOUR's JOSH RAND On Getting Clean: 'I Feel Like A New Person'

HardDrive Radio‘s Lou Brutus conducted an interview with STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand during this past weekend’s Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the treatment he received earlier this year for “an alcohol and Xanax dependency,” Rand said: “Everything, for me, basically came to a head when we did ShipRocked [in January]. I was prescribed a bunch of stuff, and, really, that’s the main thing that I needed to break away from. I didn’t really start drinking until the last year and a half, but the problem is when … Continue reading

RICHIE KOTZEN, VINNIE MOORE And GUS G. To Team Up For U.S. Shows In The Fall

Guitar legends Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Gus G. will join forces for a 10-date U.S. tour in the fall. Prior to the trek, Vinnie and Gus will play four shows in Texas without Kotzen. Vinnie Moore and Gus G. tour dates: Sep. 13 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar Sep. 14 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box Sep. 15 – Dallas, TX – Trees Sep. 16 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Richie Kotzen, Vinnie Moore and Gus G. tour dates: Sep. 18 – Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live Sep. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vampd Sep. … Continue reading

Doctor Found Not Guilty In Overdose Death Of Former 3 DOORS DOWN Guitarist

According to the AL.com, an Alabama physician has been acquitted of federal charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 DOORS DOWN guitarist Matt Roberts, who died of a drug overdose in August 2016. Dr. Richard Snellgrove faced a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud. A jury returned its verdict on Monday after hearing closing arguments and beginning its deliberations on Friday. Snellgrove was accused of prescribing five different drugs — including methadone, hydrocodone, loraxepam and fentanyl — with different names, all intended for Roberts. Roberts was found … Continue reading

LYNCH MOB: Quality Video Footage Of Pasadena Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LYNCH MOB‘s May 12 performance at The Rose in Pasadena, California can be seen below (courtesy of Jim Antera Ross). LYNCH MOB was rejoined by singer Robert Mason for a number of shows this spring, including appearances on the Monsters Of Rock cruise and at the ’80s In The Park festival. He came back to the band following the departure of Oni Logan. During an interview with Eddie Trunk, LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch declined to get into specifics about Oni‘s decision to exit the band in January, explaining: “We have tremendous respect for each other … Continue reading

SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Keeping Up With The Sebastians' Episode 4

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has uploaded episode four of his “Keeping Up With The Sebastians” YouTube series. Says Bach: “In this episode, we go from rehearsal in the hut all the way to Orlando, Florida, mothertruckers!” Bach recently began “cutting demos” for one of the tunes for his next studio album. According to the singer, the song was written by former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, “and it rips.” Sebastian previously stated that “the mission” of his next record “is to capture a cool vibe, and I think that really involves live drummers playing … Continue reading

ASSASSIN Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

Massacre Records has announced the signing of the German thrash veterans ASSASSIN. The band’s new album will be released in the spring of 2019. Originally formed in 1985, the band has already released numerous demos, albums as well as a DVD. They aren’t strangers to the stages at festivals and in clubs either. ASSASSIN‘s latest studio album, “Combat Cathedral”, came out in May 2016 via Steamhammer/SPV. After founding member and vocalist Robert Gonella left ASSASSIN in 2014, new singer Ingo “Crowzak” Bajonczak joined the group. In late 2016, longtime ASSASSIN guitarist Michael Hoffmann exited the band for “personal reasons.” He … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: End Christian – “Bach Part One”

Electronic music collective End Christian have a lineup that would make any extreme music fan curious. With members of Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Starkweather, Fad Nauseum and more in the group, they draw from eclectic backgrounds to create trance-inducing soundscapes and songs. Their second album, Bach Part One, takes full advantage of that. Featuring guest appearances from J.K. Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu),  Yanni Papadopoulos (Stinking Lizaveta) and Mike Hill (Tombs), End Christian bounce from psychedelic trip-hop to blackened noise to mellow ambient seemingly on a whim. Despite the extremely extreme pedigree of the band, there’s little brutality to be found. What you will … Continue reading

JONATHAN DAVIS: 'MUNKY And HEAD Have Been Writing With Different People' For Next KORN Album

KORN will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic third album, “Follow The Leader”, by playing three U.S. concerts at the end of the summer. The shows will take place on September 12 at the Masonic in San Francisco, September 13 at the Palladium in Los Angeles, and September 15 at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. It has yet to be confirmed but it is likely that KORN will perform the album in its entirety at those shows. “Follow The Leader” was a massive commercial breakthrough for KORN, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard … Continue reading

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Master’s Hammer’s “Slagry”

Master’s Hammer were always kind of a bizarre band, which I understand is a pretty massive fucking understatement, but I don’t think anyone was really prepared for when they opened their package in the mid-90’s expecting another strange occult black metal record and instead were presented with an album straddling ten genres at once, none of which being what they wanted. Reactions were hilariously vitriolic, especially since black metal’s second wave was still pretty young and closed off. Master’s Hammer “went weird” a few years before whatever magazine coined that term and shit like The Kovenant happened.  And you can … Continue reading

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, LES BINKS: Teaser For DEVILSTAR's Cover Of 'Beyond The Realms Of Death'

The all-star hard rock and heavy metal group DEVILSTAR, which founding producer/guitarist Paul Crook (ANTHRAX, MEAT LOAF, SEBASTIAN BACH) and executive producer John Madera describe as the world’s first interactive band, has posted a teaser video of its debut single — a cover of the JUDAS PRIEST classic “Beyond The Realms Of Death”. Due out digitally June 1 on all streaming/download platforms, “Beyond The Realms Of Death” was covered to commemorate the 40th anniversary of “Stained Class”, the legendary album on which the song originally appeared. In addition to Crook, DEVILSTAR‘s rendition of the song features performances by three former … Continue reading