POISON Frontman BRET MICHAELS Releases 'Jorja Bleu' Video

POISON frontman Bret Michaels has released the official video for his emotionally charged new single, “Jorja Bleu”. The song is new and fresh, yet has the instantly familiar sound that we’ve all come to love and expect from Michaels. It’s also a very personal and real conversation with his youngest daughter, for whom the song is named after. In the new single, Bret recounts an exchange between father and daughter with lyrics like: “She said, ‘What if I fall?’…and I said, ‘What if you fly?’” Michaels, who has been described as a “Cultural Touchdown” by former CEO of MTV Judy … Continue reading

RAMMSTEIN Wants To 'Try Unusual Methods' On Upcoming Album

RAMMSTEIN guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe spoke to Metal Hammer magazine about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2009’s “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” album. Kruspe said: “It really depends on our singer Till [Lindemann], that he can finish the mysterious ideas we have. At the moment we have 30 ideas, some with lyrics, and some not. “We’re working on the vocals, and then we might consider another producer. There’s all those question marks that we haven’t answered yet.” Landers added: “Our goal right now is to write really good songs and maybe even … Continue reading

CARNIVORE Guitarist To Perform '30 Years Of Retaliation' Set at BLACK N' BLUE BOWL Pre-Party Show

When Brooklyn, New York thrash metal crossover band CARNIVORE was first formed in 1982 by groundbreaking vocalist Peter Steele, no one could have predicted the influence they would inject into underground heavy metal culture, or the legacy Steele would carry on into TYPE O NEGATIVE. The raw energy of their aggressive and often shocking, violent live assaults reverberated beyond the walls of the New York City clubs they frequented, creating an impact acknowledged throughout the metal community even today. CARNIVORE attacks once again on Saturday, May 20 at Bowery Electric in New York City as part of the Black N’ … Continue reading

GRAHAM BONNET BAND To Release 'Live… Here Comes The Night' CD, DVD, Blu-Ray

Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new live album and home video captured during his acclaimed performance at Frontiers Rock Festival III in Trezzo (Milan), Italy) on April 24, 2016. Accompanied by a stellar band, featuring founding member Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, and Mark Zonder (known for his work with WARLORD and FATES WARNING) on drums, Bonnet masterfully delivered a thrilling “best-of” set which included songs from his stints with bands such as RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, and, of course, his solo material too. Bonnet says: … Continue reading

BOB DAISLEY's Lawsuit Against OZZY OSBOURNE Dismissed; Case Headed To Arbitration

According to Courthouse News Service, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ozzy Osbourne‘s former songwriting partner and bassist Bob Daisley over unpaid royalties. The dispute centers around the royalties for Ozzy‘s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and “Diary Of A Madman” albums, which were released in 1980 and 1981. U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder concluded that Daisley‘s claims that Osbourne used a sham company, Blizzard Music Limited, to withhold royalty income from him stem from songwriter agreements that require arbitration. Daisley‘s complaint states that the firm that conducted an audit at his request in 2014 estimated that at least … Continue reading

Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Visits BON SCOTT Statue For First Time (Video)

Video footage of former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd visiting the life-sized statue of the band’s late frontman Bon Scott on April 28 in the Scottish town of Kirriemuir for the first time can be seen below. The statue was revealed in April 2016 during the tenth annual Bon Scott international festival, Bonfest, by event organizers DD8 Music. It followed a two-year crowdfunding campaign, which drew support from AC/DC members themselves, as well as thousands of the band’s loyal fans worldwide. The town was home to a young Ronald Bedford Scott until the age of six, when his family left Scotland … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Necrot – 'Shadows And Light'

Oakland, California death metal powerhouse Necrot are bringing you Blood Offerings very soon, their first LP with also-Oakland label Tankcrimes. Like Necrot’s demos, Blood Offerings is a collection of vile, forceful death metal songs.  Stream “Shadows and Light” to hear a cut from Blood Offerings. Necrot revel in what they do best: churning death metal with cavernous, monstrous vocals.  Blood Offerings by Necrot Blood Offerings is out on June 9 via Tankcrimes. Preorder it here.  Photo by Peyote Gutierrez  Track Premiere: Necrot – ‘Shadows And Light’ Track Premiere: Necrot – ‘Shadows And Light’ Decibel Continue reading

'King Of The Sunset Strip' MARIO MAGLIERI Dead At 93

Mario Mikeal Maglieri, beloved and respected owner of Los Angeles’s famous Sunset Strip establishments Rainbow Bar And Grill, The Roxy Theatre and the Whisky A Go Go, died earlier today (Thursday, May 4) at the age of 93. Born February 7, 1924 in Seppino, Italy, Mario came to the U.S. at age four. He eventually ran restaurants and clubs in Chicago until he moved to Los Angeles with his family. There he started the legendary clubs, The Rainbow, The Roxy and The Whisky. His Italian heritage inspired the delicious food served at the Rainbow, especially the pizza, which was known … Continue reading

EUROPE Completes Recording New Album At Legendary ABBEY ROAD Studios

Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have finished recording their new album for an October release. The follow-up to 2015’s “War Of Kings” was laid down at London, England’s legendary Abbey Road studios and was produced by Dave Cobb, who also helmed the band’s last disc. Says EUROPE: “[The new album] turned out so much more exciting than we expected! “The vibe in this studio is great! The staff and facilities are out of this world. “Of course, we couldn’t resist having some fun with vintage equipment and amazing recording techniques. “Our producer Dave Cobb really made the songs fly, beautifully engineered … Continue reading

Q&A: Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach On 'Alive Or Just Breathing' & Killswitch Engage Beer

American metalcore titans Killswitch Engage have seen a high degree of success since their start in 1999. As their Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing turns 15, we caught up with vocalist Jesse Leach about the album’s vinyl reissue, making Alive Or Just Breathing and their new beer collaboration with Cigar City Brewing. Originally, you rejoined Killswitch Engage for the 10-year anniversary of Alive or Just Breathing. You’re at the fifteen year anniversary now and it’s been five years or a little more, do you feel good about your decision to return to the band as a … Continue reading