CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Certain Members' Of Original DIO Band 'Didn't Have The Same Heart For The Fans' As RONNIE Did

Craig Goldy says that “certain members” of the original DIO band became motivated by “money” because they “didn’t have the same heart for the fans” as Ronnie James Dio did. Goldy joined DIO during the “Sacred Heart” tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement with the legendary heavy metal singer and Ronnie‘s management. For the past several years, Goldy has played sporadic shows with DIO DISCIPLES, which is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of singers, including former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim “Ripper” … Continue reading

JOE LYNN TURNER Stands By Statement That PUTIN Is 'Telling The Truth', Says TRUMP Is 'Really Trying To Do A Good Job'

Joe Lynn Turner says that he still stands by his comment that Vladimir Putin is the only world leader “telling the truth,” explaining that “there’s more freedom in Russia” than there is in the United States of America. The former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE singer made headlines in 2015 when it was revealed that he joined a list of Western celebrities who publicly expressed support for and defended the Russian president, whose image had suffered greatly because of Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy. Two years later, Turner says that his opinion of Putin has remained unchanged. “He still is [telling the … Continue reading

Watch W.A.S.P.'s Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.‘s entire November 30 performance at Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band’s “Re-Idolized – The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour” on September 25 at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in a statement: “I’m very happy to announce that I will be touring Europe this fall with W.A.S.P. It’s a huge honor to be part of the ‘Re-Idolized’ tour. ‘The Crimson Idol’ is one of the most important progressive concept albums in the history of heavy … Continue reading

VINNY APPICE Says APPICE Song 'Monsters And Heroes' Is A 'Touching' Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) about his APPICE, his new band with his brother Carmine (VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER, KING KOBRA). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for APPICE‘s debut studio album, “Sinister”: Vinny: “What we did was, we got some good friends involved in the record. Carmine actually wrote a song himself, ‘In The Night’, he actually wrote the whole thing. Then, the rest of them, the couple of them were some songs that … Continue reading

MYR – line-up change and Next album

After many audition, MYR has picked Luca Zamberti (Onydia) as their new Drummer and the new guitarist Raffaele Borgi. The band in these months continued to explore new sounds for the recording of the next album. Listen “Addiction” the first single taken from the album “HABITS” – Continue reading

TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he “wanted to strangle” guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band’s 2016 “Brotherhood Of The Snake” album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band’s deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu nature of its creation, one that saw lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan largely left out of the songwriting process. Billy, however, did add that upon the album’s completion, he and Peterson made up “like brothers.” In an interview (see … Continue reading

IVAR BJØRNSON On Response To ENSLAVED's 'E' Album: 'I Don't Think I've Seen This Level Of Enthusiasm For Many, Many Years'

Will Kent of “Will And Tom” conducted an interview with guitarist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED prior to the band’s November 19 show at Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom in support of OPETH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what drew him to progressive rock: Ivar: “We started out, we were pretty much like OPETH, very focused on the metal bit. But we were listening to quite a few things outside [of metal] and I guess what I was experiencing was wanting to have other … Continue reading

DEATH ANGEL's ROB CAVESTANY Has A Hard Time Getting Inspired By Newer Thrash Metal Bands

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Cavestany of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL prior to the band’s November 18 concert at Barba Negra Music Club in Budapest, Hungary with TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his relationship with fellow guitarist Ted Aguilar, who joined DEATH ANGEL in 2001: Rob: “We just love music. Our lives are based around music and even our friendship is based around music and equipment and gear and everything. We’re constantly, if we’re not dealing with actual music itself, … Continue reading

ACCEPT Guitarist WOLF HOFFMANN: 'We Made A Vow That We're Never Going To Be A Nostalgia Band'

Brazil’s Heavy Talk conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of veteran German metallers ACCEPT prior to the band’s November 15 concert at Teatro Ademir Rosa (CiC) in Florianópolis, Brazil. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creation of the band’s new “The Rise Of Chaos” studio album: Wolf: “I’m not sure that we even have a concept, to be honest. We never really do. We just have a collection of songs. We really just write songs until we feel we got an album’s worth of material then, at some point, … Continue reading

MÖTLEY CRÜE's Former Manager DOC MCGHEE: NIKKI SIXX Got Us Both Thrown In Jail In Japan

Issue #5 of the newly launched U.K. based Rock Candy magazine features an exclusive candid interview with legendary rock manager Doc McGhee in which he tells how out-of-control MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx‘s outlandish behaviour on board the bullet train in Japan got both of them thrown in jail by the country’s riot police. The latest issue of Rock Candy, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads on the cover, is available in shops around the world via distribution from industry giant Marketforce. Besides a massive Randy Rhoads feature, it also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature on what really went on … Continue reading