WHITESNAKE: Listen To 'Love Ain't No Stranger' From 'The Purple Tour (Live)'

WHITESNAKE revisited the music that singer David Coverdale recorded with DEEP PURPLE with the release of “The Purple Album” two years ago. The LP, and the tour that followed, offered fans new modern interpretations of PURPLE classics like “Burn” and “Mistreated”. Highlights from the historic tour will be featured in a new live collection, including double-disc versions that feature audio, video and a selection of bonus material. “The Purple Tour (Live)” will be available on January 19 as CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets. Additional formats include a double-LP, single CD, and digital version. The “Love Ain’t No Stranger” performance, taken from … Continue reading

MACHINE HEAD Frontman Discusses Importance Of Craftsmanship When Creating Physical Music Product (Video)

In the three-and-ahalf-minute clip below, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn discusses the importance of craftsmanship when producing physical formats of new music releases. MACHINE HEAD‘s new album, “Catharsis”, will be released on January 26 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be made available in several formats, including a CD/DVD digipak edition which contains footage of MACHINE HEAD‘s 2015 concert at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. The follow-up to 2014’s “Bloodstone & Diamonds”, “Catharsis” was produced by Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen … Continue reading

HEART BY HEART Featuring Original HEART Members: New Tour Dates Announced

HEART BY HEART, which features founding HEART members Steve Fossen (bass) and Mike Derosier (drums), will head back out on tour next month, with acclaimed vocalist Somar Macek at the helm. Kicking off February 3 in Oregon and running through the beginning of summer, the HEART BY HEART tour will bring back all of the favorites from the multi-platinum selling band, including “Barracuda”, “Crazy On You”, “Alone” and more by perfectly recreating the songs of HEART. “We don’t consider ourselves a ‘tribute band’ but rather the second generation of HEART,” explained Fossen. “With Mike and me at the helm and … Continue reading

HEART's ANN WILSON To Pay Tribute To DAVID BOWIE, TOM PETTY, CHRIS CORNELL On 'Project Dead Guys' Album

HEART singer Ann Wilson is working on a tribute album to “artists who have departed in the last several years,” including David Bowie, Tom Petty and Chris Cornell. Wilson is collaborating with longtime HEART producer Mike Flicker on the LP, which has the working title of “PDG” (“Project Dead Guys”). “It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty and Chris Cornell, to name a few,” she said in a statement. “To honor these great artists is my deepest pleasure, and … Continue reading

BON JOVI Announces Spring Leg Of 'This House Is Not For Sale' Tour

Global rock icons and newly announced Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductees BON JOVI have announced the spring leg of their “This House Is Not For Sale” tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will kick off in Denver, Colorado on March 14 and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The Grammy-winning band will also celebrate its return to the road with the re-release of “This House Is Not For Sale” as a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were Us” and “Walls”, available via all download and streaming partners on … Continue reading

Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Signs With MIGHTY MUSIC

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has inked a multiple-album deal with Mighty Music. “I was searching for a record company that would see my vision as a solo artist so I reached out to Mike Tramp [ex-WHITE LION] and he suggested I speak with Michael H. Andersen at Mighty Music,” Reece said. “Michael teamed me up with the Danish producer and songwriting team Marco Angioni and Martin Jepsen Andersen, both from the band MERIDIAN. The collaboration we’re working on is exactly where I want to go musically — and Michael H. Andersen and Mighty Music have given me a home … Continue reading

Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE Dead At 67

Former MOTÖRHEAD and FASTWAY guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday (January 10) after a battle with pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Clarke was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1976 until 1982. He was one-third of the band’s classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy “Animal” Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver failure. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister succumbed to cancer the following month. Clarke, Taylor and Lemmy appeared on five albums together: MOTÖRHEAD‘s 1977 self-titled debut, 1979’s “Overkill” and “Bomber”, 1980’s “Ace Of Spades” and 1982’s “Iron Fist”. MOTÖRHEAD has issued the following statement: “We are devastated to … Continue reading

NUCLEAR BLAST Partners With ADA

The world’s biggest independent heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, and top independent distributor, ADA (owned by Warner Music Group), have announced a global partnership. ADA will provide worldwide physical and digital distribution, excluding certain territories in Central Europe, as well as offer additional services to support Nuclear Blast‘s incredible roster of iconic bands and newly developing artists. This deal builds on Nuclear Blast‘s existing relationship with Warner Music Central Europe, under the leadership of Bernd Dopp, chairman and CEO Warner Music Central Europe, who has provided the label with distribution services for more than 20 years. Metal juggernauts MACHINE … Continue reading

Dan Vadim Von & Scott Fuller On What It’s Like to Earn Those Coveted (Morbid) Angel Wings

As recounted in our January cover story, much change has come to pass in the great and glorious House of Morbid Angel—and it doesn’t begin and end with the return of Steve Tucker. Here newly recruited guitarist Dan Vadim Von and drummer Scott Fuller describe what it’s like to be called up to the death metal big leagues.  Do you recall your first experience with the music of Morbid Angel and the effect it had on you?  Dan Vadim Von: My first real experience with the music of Morbid Angel was the premiere of the “Rapture” video on Headbangers Ball. I was a young high school kid … Continue reading

ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Defends Decision To Re-Record Early Albums

ICED EARTH guitarist and leader Jon Schaffer was recently interviewed by “Pod Cast In Stone”. You can now watch the lengthy chat in three parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent revelation that ICED EARTH was going to be re-recording some of its early albums with the band’s current lineup: Jon: “As a fan, do I want IRON MAIDEN to go back and mess around with ‘The Number Of The Beast’ or METALLICA to change ‘Ride The Lightning’ or [BLACK] SABBATH to change ‘Black Sabbath’? No, I don’t, because I love ’em the way they … Continue reading