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JUDAS PRIEST On DAVE HOLLAND: 'His Time With Us Was Amongst The Most Productive And Successful In The Band's Career'

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the death of their former drummer Dave Holland: "It is with regret that we hear of the passing of Dave Holland. Despite his actions since working with the band, his time with us was amongst the most productive and successful in ...

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The Stage Deluxe Edition - AVENGED SEVENFOLD

A terrific album just got even better. In 2016, AVENGED SEVENFOLD tackled its first concept album, "The Stage", an album rolling off the tongues of many in the same sentence as "masterpiece." "The Stage" is a contemporary metal wonder, bleeding the band's toughened agro chops into savvy progressions. Call it a little bit of QUEENSRŸCHE, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Says #MeToo Movement Could 'Ruin A Lot Of People's Lives That Don't Need To Be Ruined'

Marilyn Manson has voiced his concern about how the ongoing #MeToo movement could "turn the whole world's attention from the artistic element of Hollywood," saying that he believes some of the allegations will "ruin a lot of people's lives" unnecessarily. During a recent interview with U.K.'s Channel 4 News, the shock rocker was asked about ...

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Kingdoms Disdained - MORBID ANGEL

The seemingly commercialized industrial metal abomination that was "Illud Divinum Insanus" stands as one of metal history's most notorious left turns and blunders that a band has made. It's MORBID ANGEL's "Cold Lake". The genre-leading band that was once steeped in occultism and anti-Christian thought before morphing toward mainman Trey Azagthoth's obsession with ancient Sumerian ...

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GENE SIMMONS Denies Sexual Battery Allegations, Says Evidence Will Prove His Innocence

Gene Simmons has denied groping and making "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances" toward a radio and television broadcaster during a November 1 interview. The woman, identified as "Jane Doe," filed a lawsuit against Simmons in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (December 15), alleging that the KISS bassist/vocalist grabbed her hand multiple times and "forcefully placed ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Certain Members' Of Original DIO Band 'Didn't Have The Same Heart For The Fans' As RONNIE Did

Craig Goldy says that "certain members" of the original DIO band became motivated by "money" because they "didn't have the same heart for the fans" as Ronnie James Dio did. Goldy joined DIO during the "Sacred Heart" tour in 1986 after original guitarist Vivian Campbell was fired from the band following a contentious business disagreement ...

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LABYRINTH To Release 'Return To Live' CD/DVD And Blu-Ray In January

LABYRINTH, Italy's finest purveryors of power/prog metal, held their first reunion show at Frontiers Metal Festival in Trezzo Sull'Adda on October 30, 2016. The revamped lineup played "Return To Heaven Denied", the band's most popular record (so far), in its entirety for only the second time ever. The landmark album was originally released by Metal ...

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GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On HARVEY WEINSTEIN Scandal: 'Right Now What's Happening Is A Revolution'

Gene Simmons has commended women for finally opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment/assault in the wake of allegations of misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since the Weinstein story broke, about one in five Americans said they had seen their friends or family post stories about sexual harassment on social media, according to ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Singer CHUCK MOSLEY Dead At 57

Former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley has died at the age of 57. His family has issued the following statement: "After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life on November 9th, 2017 due to the disease of addiction. "We're sharing the manner in which he passed in the hopes ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Says HARVEY WEINSTEIN Allegations Started A Conversation That Was 'Long Overdue'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has addressed the wave of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, saying that it's great that the disgraced Hollywood producer's case is being used as a valuable start point for vitally important discussions about the casting couch culture, wilful silence in the face of sexual harassment and sexual predators in the working environment. ...

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DECAPITATED Singer, Bassist Appear In Spokane Court On Rape And Kidnapping Charges

According to The Spokesman-Review, DECAPITATED singer Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek made their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly raping a woman on their tour bus nearly two months ago. The 31-year-old Piotrowski was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape while the 30-year-old Wiecek was charged with ...

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DECAPITATED Issues Statement In Response To Rape Charges

The four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED have issued a statement in response to their having been formally charged with rape in Spokane County, Washington. The four had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The group says: "We'd like to emphasize; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS On New Singer Search: 'It's Looking Good'

Dean and Robert DeLeo say that things are "looking good" for STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, nearly two years after the passing of the band's original singer, Scott Weiland, and two months following the death of Weiland's replacement, Chester Bennington. STP has been without a vocalist since November 2015, when Bennington — who joined the group in ...

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