Watch METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD In New Trailer For 'Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar'

Hit the road with The Red Rocker, as AXS TV presents season two of the popular original music series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar”, premiering Sunday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The 12-episode season follows Hagar as he travels to notable music cities throughout the U.S. to interview and jam with some of his legendary friends in music, including John Mayer, John Mellencamp, James Hetfield (METALLICA), Mick Fleetwood, Rick Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK), Joe Satriani, and Melissa Etheridge. Season two is split into six-show cycles and kicks off with a special hour-long premiere. … Continue reading

Video: MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Joins NONPOINT On Stage In San Francisco

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel joined NONPOINT on stage on February 20 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to perform the latter band’s song “Bullet With A Name” as well as a snippet of MACHINE HEAD‘s “Davidian”. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. NONPOINT‘s latest album, “The Poison Red”, was released last July via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Uptown Recording Studio in Chicago with producer Rob Ruccia. “The Poison Red” was the first NONPOINT album to feature lead guitarist BC Kochmit, whom singer Elias Soriano described as “Eddie Van Halen‘s illegitimate child.” … Continue reading

DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Had To Fight To Contribute To Songwriting Process

Fret12 recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mike Spreitzer of California’s DEVILDRIVER as part of “The Sound And The Story” series. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his songwriting contributions to DEVILDRIVER, Spreitzer said: “My influence with the band has been kind of a slow, steady process since I joined. Obviously, I wasn’t on the first record [2003’s ‘Devildriver’], and then when we started doing ‘The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand’ [2005], I was the new guy, so I treaded lightly with the guys. “When you join a band, it’s like joining a new club — you’ve … Continue reading

VINNY APPICE On Heavy Metal's Survival: 'It's Music That Touches People's Hearts' conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) at last month’s Hall Of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony at the Anaheim Expo Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked why he thinks the heavy metal genre has survived for nearly fifty years, Appice said: “‘Cause it’s music that touches people’s hearts, believe it or not. It’s very heavy and very strong. Some of it’s not. Some of it’s melodic. And it touches people. And it’s still going strong. There’s a lot of bands that are still out there … Continue reading


SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH will join forces for a U.S. tour this summer. All three acts will perform at the Chicago Open Air festival on July 16. In addition, the KILO 94.3 radio station has advertised a August 2 date for the package at the First Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. The full tour details are expected to be revealed later this week. SLAYER‘s latest album, “Repentless”, was released on September 11, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated “World Painted Blood” was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA, DEFTONES … Continue reading

L.A. GUNS Feat. PHIL LEWIS, TRACII GUNS: Video Of Houston Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of L.A. GUNS‘ February 23 performance at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas can be seen below. The current version of L.A. GUNS — which includes singer Phil Lewis and the band’s co-founding guitarist Tracii Guns — is recording a new album for a tentative summer release through the Italian record label Frontiers Music Srl. “It sounds amazing — I’m not exaggerating,” Lewis told Westword. “It’s so slick, and every song is so well crafted. Big choruses. It’s really interesting, and I think people are going to be knocked out by it. We’re gonna release it … Continue reading

Video: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS Perform In Tampere, Finland

Fan-filmed video footage of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL’S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, performing on February 22 at Klubi in Tampere, Finland can be seen below (video by Nalle Österman). PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS released its self-titled debut five-track EP in November via Motörhead Music. Produced by Todd Campbell at the band’s own Stompbox Studios in Wales, U.K., and mixed by MOTÖRHEAD producer Cameron Webb, “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons” loudly shoves you head-first into its … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'You Can Do Whatever You Want' In Progressive Music

Valerio Cesari of Radio Rock 106.6 radio station in Rome, Italy, recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording DREAM THEATER‘s 1992 breakthrough album “Images And Words”: John: “We were very young back then. I was half my age, which was 25 years ago. I was 25 when I made the album. I’ll be 50 in July. Wow, I’m old! How did that happen? We were young. It was only our second album; we didn’t know what it … Continue reading

DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I Don't Want To Be Considered A Freak Or An Anomaly'

Mike Seidinger of Austria’s conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend prior to DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT‘s February 14 gig at Arena in Vienna. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On relinquishing some control on DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT‘s 2016 “Transcendence” album: Devin: “Everything is a learning process. I think it also comes down to the fact that in order to continue doing this, you got to have something you can sing about that makes you feel like you’re not just… lying. You have to dig into yourself and see where that … Continue reading

IAN PAICE: 'We Are Scared Of The End Of DEEP PURPLE'

Rock Antenne recently conducted an interview with drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger Glover of British rock legends DEEP PURPLE. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band’s forthcoming “The Long Goodbye” world tour: Ian: “There’s going to be a day in the not-so-far future when it is going to be ‘the last.’ That’s an emotional strain that I don’t think any one of us are brave enough to say ‘This is the date.’ But we are thinking… not thinking, we are realizing that time is creeping up every day that … Continue reading