MYLES KENNEDY Announces U.S. Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Myles Kennedy will embark on a U.S. tour in May. He will be promoting his debut solo album, “Year Of The Tiger”, which will be released on March 9 via Napalm Records. The effort was helmed by ALTER BRIDGE‘s longtime producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, February 8 at 10 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “MYLESBBM” to access tickets before the general public. General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, February 9 at 10 a.m. local … Continue reading

COREY TAYLOR To Perform 'Fashion' For 'The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will share a very special performance of David Bowie‘s “Fashion” this Friday, February 9 during “The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie”. The one-of-a-kind musical tribute hosted by Bowie‘s longtime producer Tony Visconti will feature 25 unique artists interpreting the innovative and timeless music of David Bowie. “The Howard Stern Tribute To David Bowie” airs Friday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m. EST on SiriusXM‘s Howard 101. Taylor commented on the special and Bowie‘s immense influence: “I’ve been a Bowie fan since I could walk. He is so iconic, he’s basically his own genre … Continue reading

METALLICA Covers BARÓN ROJO Classic At Madrid Concert (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett performed a cover of BARÓN ROJO‘s “Los Rockeros Van Al Infierno” during METALLICA‘s February 5 concert in Madrid, Spain. Fan-filmed video footage of their rendition can be seen below. BARÓN ROJO is a Spanish heavy metal band which had some international success in the 1980s. The band’s original lineup included brothers Armando and Carlos De Castro (guitars and vocals), José Luis Campuzano (known as Sherpa; bass and vocals) and Hermes Calabria (drums). METALLICA‘s February 1 show in Lisbon, Portugal kicked off the 2018 European leg of the group’s “WorldWired” tour, which will run through May … Continue reading

ULI JON ROTH's Younger Brother ZENO ROTH Dead At 61

Zeno Roth, the younger brother of legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS), passed away on Monday (February 5). He was 61 years old. Uli said in a statement: “[Zeno] died in his sleep after years of illness and finally moved on to a much better place. “Speaking on behalf of all his family and friends, this is a tremendous loss, both on a human level, but also because Zeno was a true and incredibly gifted artist. We will always remember his songs, poetry and beautiful guitar playing. As a brother, I remember him as a gentle caring soul with … Continue reading

APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2018 U.S. Tour

On May 10, 1996, Finnish rockers APOCALYPTICA released their epic debut, “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos”. The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with three bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring the world in celebration of that anniversary and played a bunch of well-received U.S. dates early last year. The celebration continues into 2018 with a brand-new set of U.S. dates. Upon its release, “Plays Metallica By Four Cellos” introduced APOCALYPTICA‘s unique take on metal with … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn’t read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a “good relationship” with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAI). After Portnoy posted a photo this past New Year’s Eve of him hanging out with Petrucci, many DREAM THEATER fans expressed hope that it represented a thawing of tensions between the two … Continue reading

POISON Announces U.S. Tour With CHEAP TRICK, POP EVIL

Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, California at Five Points Amphitheatre. A video trailer can be found below. Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive … Continue reading

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces Spring 2018 Tour Dates With SHINEDOWN

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will return to the road this spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates SHINEDOWN to surround their performances at some of the biggest U.S. festivals, including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse STARSET, which will showcase songs from its latest release, “Vessels”, and newcomers BAD WOLVES who are currently dominating the rock and metal charts around the globe with their cover of THE CRANBERRIES‘ “Zombie”. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and SHINEDOWN are reuniting for this exclusive, short run for … Continue reading

Ex-DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON 'Would Love' To Release RONNIE JAMES DIO Rehearsal Recordings

Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson says that he “would love” to release songs that were written during the sessions for the band’s “Lock Up The Wolves” album that didn’t make the final record. Robertson, who was 17 years old when he joined the legendary singer, was asked by The Metal Voice at last month’s NAMM show if he would be interested in making the unreleased recordings available to Ronnie James Dio fans. “There’s two songs which were just done on a boombox in rehearsal,” he said. “And I just really would like to get permission from management, ’cause I don’t … Continue reading

Documentary About Former FAITH NO MORE Singer CHUCK MOSLEY In The Works

Director Drew Fortier has announced his latest project, a documentary about the former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley. The film was initially conceived as a narrative on the musician’s then-burgeoning comeback, and Chuck originally agreed to the project through a typically irreverent voicemail. While Drew played a handful of shows on guitar for Mosley in 2017, he and Chuck discussed the framework of a documentary about the singer/songwriter’s life and his reemergence on the scene. “I am incredibly excited to tell Chuck‘s story,” said Drew, who also directed 2015’s “Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie”. “I believe everyone … Continue reading