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Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Confirm They Are Rightful Owners Of Band's Name

Less than two months after announcing their departures from CHILDREN OF BODOM, Jaska Raatikainen (drums), Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä (bass) and Janne Wirman (keyboards) have confirmed that they are still the rightful owners of the CHILDREN OF BODOM brand. On November 1, Raatikainen, Seppälä and Wirman issued a statement saying that they would leave ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On 'The Stadium Tour''s Strong Early Ticket Sales: 'This Is Kind Of Like 'Hysteria' All Over Again'

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's upcoming "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. Asked if he is surprised by the trek's out-of-the-gate's success, Joe said: "When you put something on of this magnitude, you hope for the best and kind of ...

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TALISMAN Reunites For New Song In Memory Of MARCEL JACOB

TALISMAN, the band founded and created by the late Marcel Jacob in 1989, has written, produced and recorded a new song titled "Never Die (A Song for Marcel)" for their fallen brother who took his own life 10 years ago on July 21, 2009. You can view the lyric video below. Surviving members Jeff Scott ...

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HATEBREED To Release New Studio Album In May 2020

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will tentatively release their next album in May. The follow-up to 2016's "The Concrete Confessional" is being produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE and QUEENSRŸCHE, among many others. The news of the HATEBREED album's release date was revealed on Twitter by vocalist Jamey Jasta, who ...

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KORN Singer Opens Up About Losing Wife And Mother

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has opened up about losing both his mother and his estranged wife within the same time span in the fifth and latest chapter of a documentary on the making of the band's new LP, "The Nothing". Davis says in the new video: "The whole album is a grieving process... I went ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Bringing Holiday Hope To The Bahamas Tomorrow

The Paradise Fund has brought together its roster of relief pilots, The Moore Charitable Foundation, Operation Airdrop and POISON singer Bret Michaels, to bring 10-15 planes full of holiday memories, food, family, hope, and, of course, Santa to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. After a tragic disaster like Hurricane Dorian, the affected ...

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FRANKIE BANALI: 'My Whole Thing Has Always Been To Keep QUIET RIOT Moving Forward Regardless Of Who Wants To Be Involved In It'

Ragman of "The Right To Rock" podcast recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. You can listen to the entire chat at this location. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On vocalist James Durbin leaving and being replaced by the returning Jizzy Pearl: Frankie: "It was his ...

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MIKKO SIRÉN Says New APOCALYPTICA Instrumental Album 'Cell-0' Is 'Back To The Roots'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with drummer Mikko Sirén of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reasoning behind APOCALYPTICA recording their first instrumental album in 17 years, "Cell-0": Mikko: ...

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Video Premiere: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's 'Inside Out'

"Inside Out", the new music video from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth album, "F8", due on February 28 via Better Noise Music. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of "Inside Out" along with two other new tracks before the ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announces April/May 2020 European Tour

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY will return to Europe in April and May 2020 for a 16-date tour. The trek will include 12 headline shows with support from Arizona's SPIRIT ADRIFT. The remaining dates will be festival shows, including appearances at Desertfest London and Berlin. Bassist Mike Dean states: "Since the release of 'No Cross No Crown', ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Plays Final Show With RAATIKAINEN, SEPPÄLÄ And WIRMAN In Helsinki (Video)

Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM played the final show with drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman last night (Sunday, December 15) at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice Hall. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert, dubbed "A Chapter Called Children Of Bodom", can be seen below. Last month, ...

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POPPY Releases Music Video For New Single 'Fill The Crown'

Singer-songwriter and YouTube star Poppy has released "Fill The Crown", the latest single to arrive from her forthcoming third full-length and debut for Sumerian Records, "I Disagree". The single's accompanying video takes inspiration from the 1957 film "The Seventh Seal" and finds Poppy walking alongside Death. "In terms of doing what I wanted to in ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever KNOTFEST UK

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band SLIPKNOT, will once again make history in 2020 with the first-ever Knotfest UK. The event will take place at legendary venue The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22. Members of SLIPKNOT's official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first ...

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DISTURBED, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, GODSMACK, DEFTONES, STAIND, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

With a new home at the world-renowned Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 10th year of Welcome To Rockville features an unparalleled lineup of today's top rock and metal artists and up-and-coming talent for Florida's Biggest Rock Experience, happening on Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2020. As previously ...

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