JOURNEY Hires DEF LEPPARD's Manager

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


According to Billboard, legendary rockers JOURNEY have hired a new manager. The band, which was previously managed by guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain, has officially recruited Mike Kobayashi, who also oversees fellow iconic rockers DEF LEPPARD. JOURNEY's management change comes le...

THE WINERY DOGS Announce June 2023 European Tour

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


THE WINERY DOGS will embark on a European tour in June 2023. The powerhouse trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan and drummer/vocalist Mike Portnoy will be playing shows in support of its third album, "III", which is set for release on February 3, 2023 o...

Reunited FLYLEAF Confirmed For Next Year's BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


FLYLEAF, which recently reunited with singer Lacey Sturm, will perform at next year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10, 2023 in Alton, Virginia. Also set to appear at the event are COAL CHAMBER, TAPROOT (reunion show), COLD ("Year Of The Spider" 20th-annivers...

RANDY RHOADS 'Distortion Plus' Pedal Coming From DUNLOP In 2023

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


The family of Ozzy Osbourne's late guitarist Randy Rhoads has collaborated with Dunlop, a manufacturer of musical accessories, on a new Randy Rhoads Distortion Plus pedal, to be released in 2023. The news of a new Rhoads pedal was shared by Randy's sister Kathy Rhoads D'Argenzio on Tuesday (December...

GEORGE LYNCH Unveils Art Collection Crafted From Guitar Performance

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


Legendary DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has collaborated with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. Utilizing light-based technology, Lynch is able to create and capture his fretboard performance into extraordinary abstract images that are then laid t...

DAVE GROHL And GREG KURSTIN Host First In-Person 'Hanukkah Sessions': Photos

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


According to Variety, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin held the first-ever live edition of their "Hannukah Sessions" project Monday night (December 5) at the 250-capacity Largo in Los Angeles, California. This year's event, which was presented by director Judd Apatow, with profits going towards the Anti-...

TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Says Next NIGHTWISH Album Will Contain 'Some Major Surprises'

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has once again said the band's upcoming follow-up to 2020's "Human. :II: Nature." will be the third part of a trilogy that began with 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" album. He told Metal Hammer: "I immediately knew after getting that...

COLD Announces 'Year Of The Spider' Spring 2023 20th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

Posted On Dec 7, 2022


Alternative rockers COLD will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their third album, 2003's "Year Of The Spider", by embarking on a U.S. tour next spring. The group will perform the LP in full at each stop, which will feature support from DIVIDE THE FALL, AWAKE FOR DAYS, SYGNAL TO NOISE and DEATH VALL...

Watch PANTERA Perform At Mexico's MONTERREY METAL FEST

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


PANTERA's second live performance in over 20 years took place Tuesday night (December 6) at Monterrey Metal Fest at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in PANTERA's reformed lineup by guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLA...

TOBIAS FORGE: Why GHOST Will Never Play Death Metal

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


Tobias Forge, who fronted a pre-GHOST death metal outfit called REPUGNANT, was asked in a new interview with Loudwire if he could ever see GHOST writing and recording a death metal song. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, I don't think so. I believe that it would be… Because I'v...

CHARLIE BENANTE On PANTERA Comeback: 'This Was Never A Reunion'

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante says that he enjoyed himself during PANTERA's first live performance in over 20 years, which took place last Friday (December 2) at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in PANTERA's reformed l...

HALESTORM And LIT Drummers Announce Debut KEMIKALFIRE Live Show

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


KEMIKALFIRE, the side project of HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale and LIT drummer Taylor Carroll, will make its live debut on January 19 at the Knitting Factory in North Hollywood, California. Support at the gig will come from LIP CANDY. In a recent interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast, Are...

TOOL's ADAM JONES Unveils EPIPHONE Les Paul Custom Art Collection

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


The long-awaited Adam Jones and Epiphone partnership has now arrived with the release of the Epiphone Adam Jones Les Paul Custom Art Collection. This unprecedented, limited-edition collection blends the TOOL guitarist's love of fine art and music, resulting in seven, iconic Silverburst Les Paul Cust...

QUEENSRŸCHE Releases Music Video For 'Sicdeth'

Posted On Dec 6, 2022


QUEENSRŸCHE has released a music video for the song "Sicdeth". The track is taken from the band's sixteenth studio album, "Digital Noise Alliance", which was released on October 7 via Century Media. The record was once again helmed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with QUEENSRŸCHE on 2...