mike-muir in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Who Is A More Underrated Drummer: PETER CRISS Or RINGO STARR?

During a recent appearance on "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge) and radio personality Eddie Trunk debated the first three KISS albums. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked for an opinion on who the more ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GEOFF TATE Picks Musicians For His Hypothetical 'All-Star Band'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was a guest on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, where he was joined by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO), Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and Denny Seiwell, a founding member of PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS. You can now watch the discussion ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BUCKCHERRY Recorded New Album 'Breaking Down The Barricade' In Less Than 10 Days

Long-running California rockers BUCKCHERRY have set "Breaking Down The Barricade" as the title of their new album, tentatively due this summer. The follow-up to 2019's "Warpaint" was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang and Sheryl Crow, among many others. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANGEL Prepares To Record New Album

Legendary rock band ANGEL is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its brand new album, to be released on Cleopatra Records. This will be ANGEL's second LP for Cleopatra and the follow-up to 2019's "Risen". Founding members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino have been working with new partner and bandmember, guitarist Danny Farrow, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOMAHAWK Releases Music Video For 'Dog Eat Dog'

TOMAHAWK, the band featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Trevor Dunn (MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE) and John Stanier (HELMET, BATTLES), will release its first full-length album in eight years, "Tonic Immobility", on March 26 via Ipecac Recordings. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Dog Eat ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: 'Beating The Odds' Music Video

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANN WILSON Releases 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson has released another new single, "The Hammer". It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as well as covers ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE GROHL And His Mother To Host 'From Cradle To Stage' TV Show

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl will host a new docu-series on Paramount+. The six-part series, directed by Dave Grohl, will be based on a book that Virginia published back in 2017 called "From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mother Who Rocked And Raised ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' To Return In New Original Film For PARAMOUNT+

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The new movie adaptation was announced by MTV Entertainment Group president Chris McCarthy during ViacomCBS's Paramount+ launch event. The announcement came via a Zoom call featuring ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Working With God - MELVINS 1983

The MELVINS is essentially the duo of King Buzzo and Dale Crover. That core regularly pulls in orbiting members who the unit has performed with before as well as new blood. They move forward this time by looking again to the band's earliest of days, enlisting original drummer Mike Dillard, who was originally with the ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ANN WILSON To Release 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "The Hammer", on February 25. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To New EYEHATEGOD Song 'Circle Of Nerves'

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have released "Circle Of Nerves", the latest single from their first new full-length album in seven years, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior", due on March 12 via Century Media Records. Singer Mike IX Williams said: "'Circle Of Nerves' is the last single before the release ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And BRUTAL TRUTH Members: Fifth Album Completed

Grindcore/hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT — featuring members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH — have completed work on their fifth album at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge, U.K. with producer Simon Efemey. The follow-up to 2020's "Politics Versus The Erection" is tentatively due later this year via Season Of Mist. Earlier today, VENOMOUS CONCEPT ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE Feat. Ex-KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: Video For Cover Of FAITH NO MORE's 'Midlife Crisis'

BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE (a.k.a. BIAS), the hard rock band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released an explosive new video for its cover of FAITH NO MORE's "Midlife Crisis". Featured on the band’s debut EP "Acronym", the song and accompanying video pay tribute to the seminal '90s alt rockers, who, vocalist Rich Nguyen ...

Read more

Posted in: News