STONE SOUR Bassist Proposes To Longtime Girlfriend On Stage In Toronto (Video)

STONE SOUR bassist Johny Chow proposed to his longtime girlfriend Christi Allen during the band’s July 25 concert at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the support act for KORN. She, of course, said yes, and the video of this happy moment can now be seen below. STONE SOUR‘s bassist since 2012, Chow has an extensive music history that includes stints with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY and FIREBALL MINISTRY. Throughout the course of his career, the Buffalo native has also played with SYSTEMATIC, ECHO 3, SOULS OF RUIN, MAXIMUM PENALTY, MY RUIN and PUSHED. Asked what made him want to … Continue reading

NIKKI SIXX Undergoes Surgery To Repair Torn Rotator Cuff

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx underwent surgery on Tuesday (July 25) to repair a torn rotator cuff. He posted a couple of post-operation photos and the following message on Facebook: “Rotator and torn bicep fixed. Doctor did a great job.” This is the second major surgery of 2017 for Sixx, who previously underwent a two-hour hip replacement procedure in early April. According to TMZ, Sixx is in talks with “American Idol” about joining the judges panel. The producers of the singing competition show and ABC want the bassist as the third judge on the rebooted program, which will … Continue reading

SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: Second Album Completed

SWEET & LYNCH — the band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE) — will release its sophomore album this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. The first song from the new disc, “Promised Land”, will be made available this Friday, July 28. Says Sweet: “I’m blessed and honored to be a part of what many are calling the most anticipated rock release of 2017! SWEET & LYNCH is back and our first song is coming this Friday, … Continue reading

Reformed NITRO Feat. LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER: Lyric Video For New Song 'It Won't Die'

The lyric video for “It Won’t Die”, the first song from the reformed NITRO, featuring guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio, vocalist Jim Gillette and LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, can be seen below. The new NITRO disc is being helmed by producer Kane Churko, who has previously worked with DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT, HELLYEAH and PAPA ROACH. In addition to producing the disc, Churko is contributing his songwriting talents to the project. Joining Batio, Gillette and Adler on the new NITRO album is bassist and five-time Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten. Gillette told Metal Rules … Continue reading

BUCKCHERRY Singer Calls CHESTER BENNINGTON's Suicide 'A Really Bad Decision'

In a brand new interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd was asked for his opinion on the recent passing of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington. He responded (hear audio below): “I did not know Chester. But people who commit suicide, it’s a very sensitive subject for me, ’cause that happened with my father, you know, and I’m a kid of that — it happened when I was ten. Alls I think about is these guys [like Bennington and Chris Cornell] had children, and it just wasn’t a good choice. It’s just an F-ed up … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Overoth – 'The Keeper'

Irish death dealers Overoth are poised to finally unleash the follow up to their 2010 debut album, Kingdom of Shadows. They’ll release their second record, The Forgotten Tome, on September 22 and today, Decibel is streaming their new video for “The Keeper.”  It’s the story of a prisoner and his captor, Overoth explain.  “This song was written in the realms of dark fantasy,” states vocalist Andy Ennis, “and it was that essence that we wanted to capture on camera. It’s the story of a prisoner and his torturer… more a glimpse into this story as it leaves more questions than answers. The detainee awakens … Continue reading

Former QUIET RIOT Singer SEANN NICOLS Says FRANKIE BANALI Was 'A Nightmare To Work With'

Seann Nicols says that Frankie Banali was “a nightmare to work with” during his short tenure as the lead singer of QUIET RIOT. Nicols was with QUIET RIOT for just a few months, but long enough to record the vocals for an early version of the band’s new album, “Road Rage”. QUIET RIOT has since re-recorded the disc with its seventh lead singer, “American Idol” finalist James Durbin, for an August 4 release via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked by Sleaze Roxx when things between him and QUIET RIOT started to go sour, Nicols said: “I think things started to fall … Continue reading

LAMB OF GOD Frontman Calls DONALD TRUMP An 'Infuriated Orange Bowl Of Sherbet'

In a brand new interview with Yahoo! Music, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe was asked for his opinion about the current political climate in America. “Reality has become entirely subjective,” he responded. “That’s why it doesn’t matter what I think. I will say this. Me not voting for Trump and voting for his Democratic opponent was strictly a choice of the lesser of two evils. This is one of the worst, if not the worst, most bizarre, brutal electoral seasons I’ve ever seen. And I think it’s been the craziest in the lifetimes of many people who are way … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – 'Dance of the Vampires'

Products of the NWOBHM, Pagan Altar channel themes of mysticism and the occult through their fusion of heavy metal and proto-doom, weaving catchy melodies and rock riffs with late vocalist Terry Jones’ final vocal performance.  Their new album The Room of Shadows was written 13 years ago but is just seeing release in August. Listen to new song “Dance of the Vampires” now and pre-order the album through Temple of Mystery.  The Room of Shadows by Pagan Altar (Official)Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’ Track Premiere: Pagan Altar – ‘Dance of the Vampires’ Decibel Continue reading