GARY HOLT On SLAYER's Stage Show For Final Tour: 'It's Like A F**king Nuclear War'

Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station recently conducted an interview with SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt. You can listen to the entire using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether any musicians from the Detroit area influenced his guitar playing: Gary: “Certainly Ted Nugent is one of my guitar heroes. One of the guys who made me want to pick up a guitar. I’ve seen him so many times live and he just was bigger than life. He’s still one of my favorite guitarists even if I don’t always agree with … Continue reading

GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED: Singing On First Solo Album 'Gives Me More Appreciation For How Great AXL ROSE Is'

Metal Wani‘s Carl O’Rouke recently conducted an interview with GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed about his debut solo album, “Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy”. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how “Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy” came together: Dizzy: “There was a period of time where I was at home. I had some songs and vocal ideas that were stuck in my head. I made some demos and then one of my favorite activities is to get drunk and play my demos for friends, so, that happened. [Laughs] There … Continue reading

TÝR Frontman Says Next Studio Effort 'Could Be A Little Bit Different' From Previous Albums

Alexiel Divine of The Offering Webzine conducted an interview with frontman Heri Joensen of Faroese folk metal band TÝR during a recent stop on their North American tour with ORPHANED LAND, GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS and AETERNAM in support. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On their current North American trek: Heri: “It’s been wonderful so far. This is our first U.S. headlining tour in oh, a long time, eight to nine years. It’s been great, far over our expectations. It’s been slow lately because we’ve been in the studio, our home studio, … Continue reading

CHTHONIC Frontman And Taiwanese Politician FREDDY LIM Tries To Keep Metal And Politics Separate

Australia’s Heavy TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Lim of Taiwanese metallers CHTHONIC, who also is a part of Taiwan’s parliament. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CHTHONIC‘s origins: Freddy: “In the beginning, the band CHTHONIC was formed in 1996. Back at that time, I was in my second term at a university. I was very into death metal and black metal. Black metal was quite new in 1996, so I got quite a lot of influences from the Scandinavian bands. I started to think. I had played in … Continue reading

BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman On 2014 Split: 'We Felt That To The People That Were Working For Us, We Were A Cash Cow'

Frontman Brandan Schieppati of recently reactivated California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH says he felt like his band was treated like a “cash cow” by its record company, booking agent and management, ultimately leading to their split in 2014. Schieppati also cited the rigorous demands of the album-tour cycle that was starting to cause friction in the band’s personal lives and decided to break up BLEEDING THROUGH before their lives “became a fucking mess.” BLEEDING THROUGH announced its comeback earlier this year and released a new studio album, “Love Will Kill All”, on May 25 via SharpTone Records. Asked in a recent … Continue reading

AGNOSTIC FRONT's ROGER MIRET On Current New York Hardcore Scene: 'It's Just Not My Party'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with frontman Roger Miret of New York hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of New York hardcore versus the 1980s: Roger: “It’s different; it’s just not my party, basically. It’s different, but I’m glad I lived in the very beginning of it in the ’80s. We didn’t know what was happening. We didn’t know we were creating a scene or anything like that. It’s different enough, but there’s still a connection there that … Continue reading

IRON MAIDEN Kicks Off 'Legacy Of The Beast' World Tour In Tallinn, Estonia (Video)

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour earlier tonight (Saturday, May 26) in Tallinn, Estonia. The concert in front of a 10,500-capacity crowd at Saku Suurhall saw the band open with “Aces High” (complete with a giant war plane replica suspended over the musicians), which hadn’t been performed since 2014, and continue with “Where Eagles Dare”, which was played for the first time in 13 years. Other surprises during the set included the Blaze Bayley-era classics “The Clansman” and “Sign Of The Cross”, which received their first airings since 2003 and 2001, … Continue reading

POISON Drummer 'Would Love' To Play Entire 'Open Up And Say… Ahh!' Album Live

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has uploaded the 19th episode of his video blog in which he answers a number of fan-submitted questions. Check it out below. Asked if POISON would ever consider embarking on a special tour during which it would perform its best-selling album, 1988’s five-times-platinum “Open Up And Say… Ahh!”, in its entirety, Rikki said: “The chances of POISON doing just an ‘Open Up And Say… Ahh!’ tour? I’d love it. I think it would be cool. I think we should, every year for a while, go to [Las] Vegas and do just one album at a time, … Continue reading

WEDNESDAY 13 Says He Was In Touch With JOEY JORDISON Last Year About Possibly Resurrecting MURDERDOLLS

Wednesday 13 was recently interviewed by Metal Wani contributor Dawn Brown. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the current status of MURDERDOLLS, his one-time project with former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, Wednesday 13 said: “I really just haven’t spoken with Joey really at all this year. We had gotten in touch about a year ago and just established contact again and mentioned the idea of doing something in the future — not [putting] a time on it or anything; just the idea of, ‘Would you be into it?’ And we both said, ‘Yes.’ And then I … Continue reading

LIZZY BORDEN On METAL BLADE RECORDS' BRIAN SLAGEL: 'He Convinced Me To Start Making Records Again'

Lizzy Borden was recently interviewed by Jack Antonio of “Do You Know Jack”. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his new album, “My Midnight Things”: Lizzy: “After I put out ‘Deal With The Devil’ and ‘Appointment With Death’, it was right around the collapse of the music industry. It got to the point where it was like, ‘What’s the point in making records if I can’t get it to my audience?’ There was no way to do that — there was no system in place, and people were getting very … Continue reading