Video: RATT Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performed on April 29 at M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. As before, Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini were joined on stage by former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT‘s last studio album, 2010’s “Infestation”, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, WHITE LION and MEGADETH, among others. A completely different version of RATT — led by drummer … Continue reading

MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Proposes To Girlfriend Onstage In Alabama (Photo)

MASTODON‘s Brent Hinds proposed to his girlfriend Raísa Moreno onstage during the band’s April 28 concert in Birmingham, Alabama. The singer/guitarist, who grewup in nearby Helena, was also joined by his grandmother, who came up onstage to dance while the band played. A fan in attendance took a photo of the big moment and posted it on Twitter. Hinds is the sole remaining unmarried member of MASTODON, which is currently touring the U.S. with EAGLES OF DEATH METAL and RUSSIAN CIRCLES. MASTODON‘s latest album, “Emperor Of Sand”, was released at the end of March. The follow-up to 2014’s “Once More … Continue reading

Hear Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS And PRIMAL FEAR's RALF SCHEEPERS Duet On 'Victim Of Changes'

Original JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Al Atkins has released a new version of the PRIEST classic “Victim Of Changes”, featuring a duet with PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers. The track is taken from Atkins‘s latest solo album, “Reloaded”, which was released in January via Gonzo Multimedia. The album is a collection tracks from the last four decades that Al has either written or performed from his days in JUDAS PRIEST to his last band HOLY RAGE. It features additional special guest appearances by Ian Hill of JUDAS PRIEST (who performed on the original recordings of some of these classics, like “Victim … Continue reading

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Release 'Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' DVD, Blu-Ray, CD In July

The last two nights of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE‘s 2016 U.K. tour took place on December 9 and December 10 at the O2 Brixton Academy, with the second night seeing the band playing its debut album, “The Poison”, in full on its tenth anniversary year. Both shows were captured by Live Here Now and are set for release as “Live From Brixton: Chapter Two” on July 28. Nights one and two are both available on limited-edition double CDs, plus deluxe 2 x DVD and Blu-ray editions (which include both evenings’ performances). Finally, “Night Two: Performing The Poison” in its entirety … Continue reading

PAPA ROACH Releases 'Help' Music Video

“Help”, the new Darren Craig-directed video from PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth”, which will be released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions (see details below). “Help” burst on to the radio waves and streaming services last month by debuting as No. 1 Most Added at Active Rock. Written and recorded in a cramped North … Continue reading

CHRIS CORNELL On SOUNDGARDEN's Chances Of Getting Into ROCK HALL: 'It Doesn't Really Make Any Difference To Me'

With PEARL JAM and fellow Seattle icons NIRVANA now both having been inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, it would only make sense that SOUNDGARDEN — who have been eligible since 2013 and were on that vaunted scene before either of those other bands — get recognized as well. But SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell said it’s not something he thinks about all that much. “To be honest, it doesn’t really make any difference to me,” he told Den Of Geek, although he himself inducted HEART a few years ago and admitted he’s “really proud” of bandmate Matt … Continue reading

RIKKI ROCKETT Is 'The Last Person Anyone Would Have To Talk Into' Making New POISON Album

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke to The Aquarian Weekly in a new interview about the possibility of the band ever returning to the studio to write and record a new album of all-original material. “There aren’t any immediate plans right now, but I would love that, of course,” he said. “I am always the guy that wants to get in the studio. I have a studio at home. I would be the last person anyone would have to talk into doing it, but at this point, there aren’t any plans.” Rockett also spoke about POISON getting back on stage for … Continue reading

CHEAP TRICK Joins Forces With PledgeMusic For 'We're All Alright!' Album

Rock icons CHEAP TRICK are partnering with PledgeMusic on a pre-order campaign for their anticipated forthcoming album, “We’re All Alright!” Fans who order the album will not only be among the first to hear brand-new tracks, but will also have access to limited-edition CHEAP TRICK merchandise available exclusively through PledgeMusic. Pledgers can pre-order the album in digital, CD, and vinyl form now on CHEAP TRICK‘s campaign page. The leaders in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers updates straight from the band and items not available anywhere else. “We’re All Alright!” blends past … Continue reading

BORKNAGAR Guitarist Says Working With Former Vocalist KRISTOFFER 'GARM' RYGG Was 'Fantastic'

Jasmin St. Claire conducted an interview with guitarists Jens F. Ryland and Øystein G. Brun of Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR at this year’s edition of the Inferno festival, which was held April 12-15 in Oslo, Norway. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band’s recent live dates in South America: Øystein: “It’s a lot of passion. A lot of love, a lot of intensity. Everything, basically. Amazing. The response from the audience was overwhelming a lot of the times, so to speak.” On the lyrical themes found on the … Continue reading

ALEX SKOLNICK Is 'Sure' TESTAMENT Will 'Go Back To More Collaborative Ideas In The Future'

In a recent interview with WSPN Skidmore College radio host George Burnz, TESTAMENT‘s Alex Skolnick again discussed the fact that fellow guitarist Eric Peterson shouldered nearly all of the songwriting load for the band’s new “Brotherhood Of The Snake” album. He said during the chat (see video below): “Usually, there’s a little more of collaborative riffs. We wrote some collaborations together such as the tune ‘Neptune’s Spear’. But on this one, he just had an abundance of parts working together so we took more of that approach, but I don’t think that represents a permanent thing. I’m sure we’ll go … Continue reading