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OZZY OSBOURNE Comments On RANDY RHOADS's ROCK HALL Induction: His 'Genius Is Finally Being Recognized'

Ozzy Osbourne has commented on Randy Rhoads's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The legendary guitarist, who played in Ozzy's band four decades ago, will receive the Musical Excellence Award at this year's induction ceremony, which will be held at Cleveland, Ohio's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 30. The Musical Excellence ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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JON BON JOVI, JOE BONAMASSA And BILLY F GIBBONS To Perform At Fifth Annual 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is proud to present the fifth annual "Love Rocks NYC" benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver, which will be shown as a livestream event courtesy of streaming platform Fans.Live from the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday, June 3. Executive produced by iconic international fashion ...

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MASTODON Releases 'Forged By Neron' Single From Newly Announced 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack'

DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings have announce the "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack". Executive produced by Tyler Bates ("Guardians Of The Galaxy", "Watchmen", "John Wick"), the soundtrack will be released digitally on June 18 and physically on July 16. Just as the lauded DC "Dark Nights: Death Metal" series isn't the typical superhero storyline, ...

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WARRIOR Bassist ROB FARR Dies At 58

Southern California veteran musician Rob Farr, best known as the bass player for WARRIOR, has passed away at the age of 58. Farr died peacefully in his sleep and was found dead on Sunday, May 9 after last playing a gig with his cover band RADIO 80'S two nights earlier at The Kraken in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Performing 'Back In Black' With FOO FIGHTERS At 'Vax Live' Concert

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined FOO FIGHTERS on stage during the May 2 filming of Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World" at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to perform the AC/DC classic "Back In Black". Professionally filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. "Vax Live: The Concert To ...

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MISFITS Replace MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS has replaced MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE on the billing of this year's Aftershock festival, set to take place October 7-10 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by METALLICA (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday), with MISFITS headlining on ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Launches Video Podcast 'Backstage With David Ellefson'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has launched a brand new on-demand video podcast called "Backstage With David Ellefson" on Star Worldwide Networks. The video podcast, which was was created with legendary Phoenix, Arizona morning radio show host Dave "The Mayor" Pratt, will feature both audio and four-camera video production and each episode will be available on ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Had No Involvement In MEGADETH's 30th-Anniversary Celebrations For 'Rust In Peace' Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has told The Oakland Press that he had no involvement in last year's 30th-anniversary celebrations for the Grammy Award-nominated "Rust In Peace", Friedman's first album with the band. "I don't really follow those things," he said. "I'm more interested in the future rather than celebrating something ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Collaborates With Germany's THE PICTUREBOOKS On New Song 'Rebel'

THE PICTUREBOOKS, the German biker-blues duo consisting of Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, has already caused a sensation this year with various collaborations like Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED) and Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) and additional musical guests Ryan Sinn (THE DISTILLERS) and Dave Dinsmore (Brant Bjork), presenting the band to an even larger audience. The hard-working band ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Shoots Down Claim He Wasn't Drinking Real Vodka In 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' Movie

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes is perhaps best known for the infamous scene in the 1988 movie "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" in which he was interviewed while floating in a swimming pool, fully clothed and visibly quite intoxicated while his mother sat poolside. The interview stood out in stark ...

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JOHN 5: How I Landed Gig As DAVID LEE ROTH's Guitarist

John 5 has opened up about how he landed the gig as David Lee Roth's guitarist more than two decades ago. The 50-year-old axeman, who got his first big break playing on Roth's solo album, "DLR Band", before securing stints with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, spoke about his working relationship with the VAN HALEN ...

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