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ROLLING STONE Magazine Launches Music Charts

What does it mean to be popular? That's a question that music fans and music makers alike have asked for ages — but recently with more urgency than ever before, as listening patterns in the digital age shift and splinter. There are now dozens of ways to tally listeners' music consumption, and streaming services have ...

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DEICIDE Performs At Colombia's ROCK AL PARQUE (Video)

Professionally filmed video footage of DEICIDE's performance at the Rock Al Parque festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Bogota, Colombia can be seen below. DEICIDE recently parted ways with guitarist Mark English and replaced him with Chris Cannella. English joined DEICIDE in 2016 following the departure of longtime guitarist Jack Owen. ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Animated Video For 'Monsters'

SHINEDOWN has unveiled an animated video for "Monsters". The track currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the second week in a row and has amassed nearly 15 million streams. Animated by Toon53 Productions, "Monsters" explores the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle. "Monsters" recently became ...

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PRONG To Release New EP In The Fall

PRONG is spending July in the studio with producer Chris Collier ("No Absolutes", "Zero Days") recording two tracks for a new EP, to be released in the fall. The songs will be mixed by Terry Date ("Cleansing", "Rude Awakening"). In August, the "Cleansing" 25th-anniversary tour lands in Europe, where PRONG will hit festivals as well ...

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HALESTORM Drummer: 'For Us, Our Therapy Has Always Been Songwriting'

Metal Wani conducted an interview with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what the band's latest studio album, "Vicious", means to him given the fact it explores themes of depression: ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Says Death Metal Is One Of The Most Exciting Genres In Music Today

Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he expected such positive feedback to the band's "Revelations Of Oblivion" comeback studio album: ...

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GEOFF TATE: 'I'm Endeavoring To Do Something Unique And Different Each Time With Each Release I Do'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate was interviewed on a recent episode of the "Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On taking part in SWEET OBLIVION, the melodic metal project led by Italian musician ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Blasts NIKE As A 'Racist Company' After Shoemaker Pulls 'Betsy Ross' Flag Shoe Design

Tim "Ripper" Owens has blasted Nike as a "one-sided racist company." The former JUDAS PRIEST singer made his comments in an apparent response to reports that Nike pulled a patriotic sneaker featuring the so-called "Betsy Ross" flag from shelves at the behest of Colin Kaepernick, who reportedly informed the company the design had racist ties. ...

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CONCEPTION Announces First European Tour In More Than Two Decades

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, have announced a European headlining tour for spring 2020. It will be the band's first run of European shows since 1997. Guitarist Tore Østby states: "With the overwhelming response we've received from fans, and with these last shows under our ...

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VISIONS OF ATLANTIS To Release 'Wanderers' Album In August

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album, titled "Wanderers", on August 30 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "Wanderers" "offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It's armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the ...

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BLINK-182 Releases New Song 'Happy Days'

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 have released another new track, "Happy Days", from their highly anticipated new album via Columbia Records. "Happy Days" follows previously released songs "Generational Divide" and "Blame It On My Youth", which is currently top 10 at Alternative Radio. Since its humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, BLINK-182 has sold ...

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LAST IN LINE To Begin Writing Third Album In August

LAST IN LINE will begin writing material for its third album next month. The band, which features former DIO members Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Vinny Appice (drums), alongside ex-OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Phil Soussan and singer Andrew Freeman, released its second LP, "II", this past February. Asked in a new interview with Eonmusic what ...

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DISTURBED Singer Says ROGER WATERS Is 'A Very Sick Man' Who Is 'Wrapped Up In His Own Psychosis And His Own Hatred'

DISTURBED singer David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, has once again spoken out against a growing international movement that targets Israel. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of ...

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