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TWISTED SISTER Singer Says Australian Politician Inquired About Licensing Song Before Using It Without Authorization

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that the Australian politician accused of rewriting the band's song without permission initially got in touch with the singer's publishing company about licensing the track before ignoring the advice and recording it anyway. Snider tweeted: "@CliveFPalmer @PalmerUtdParty contacted my publishing company @UMG about licensing the song (which means they ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Says He's 'So Proud' That IRON MAIDEN Is Still Performing Two Songs From His Time With The Band

Former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, WOLFSBANE) recently appeared on the "Talking Maiden" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview begins at the 24:45 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that IRON MAIDEN has been performing two songs from his time with the group during its ...

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MAX CAVALERA Would Love To Get BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN DANZIG And ANGUS YOUNG To Guest On A SOULFLY Album

Paul Tadday of Australia's AMNplify recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about SOULFLY's return to the groove-laden sound of the band's early material on the group's latest release, "Ritual", Max said: "I feel that it ...

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WOLFMOTHER's ANDREW STOCKDALE Says His New Solo Album 'Slipstream' Is About 'Positive Energy' And 'Good Vibrations'

Following WOLFMOTHER's performance at the Foamhenge 2018 festival in Houston, Texas on November 4, vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale spoke with Front Row Joe of That Just Happened. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recently released second solo album, "Slipstream": Andrew: "I travel the ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Says THE WINERY DOGS 'Helped' His Solo Career

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) recently spoke with Ryan Witting of the "Rockin' You All Night" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans from now until late April, when THE WINERY DOGS will reunite for an American tour: Richie: ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Animated Music Video For 'Vultures'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released an animated music video for its latest single, "Vultures". The song is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released in December 2017 via Sumerian Records. The disc marks the group's first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the fall of 2016. ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON To Deliver Keynote Speech At 'Craft Brewers Conference And BrewExpo America'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will deliver the keynote speech at the Craft Brewers Conference And BrewExpo America held in Denver from April 8 to 11, 2019. In addition to being the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN, Dickinson is a commercial pilot, brewmaster, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. Bruce was a pilot and marketing director ...

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STEVE HARRIS On BLAZE BAYLEY's 'Bloody Good' Albums With IRON MAIDEN: 'It Was An Important Part Of Our Career'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris praised the era during which the group was fronted by former WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley. After Jericho said that 1995's "The X Factor" was one of his two favorite MAIDEN albums, Harris responded (audio below), "I really ...

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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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Way of the Road - SKULL FIST

At this point in the year of 2018, the modern heavy metal scene is heavily saturated with newer bands throwing back to the sounds of the early 1980s. Scores of bands are aping the riffs and chord progressions popularized by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Bay Area thrash, and the heavier ends of ...

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Fan Dies At BRING ME THE HORIZON Concert In London

A fan died during BRING ME THE HORIZON's concert at Alexandra Palace in London Friday night (November 30). The band has issued the following statement regarding the mater: "Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and ...

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METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS And GRETA VAN FLEET Among POLLSTAR AWARDS Nominees

METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS and GRETA VAN FLEET are among the nominees at the 30th annual Pollstar Awards honoring the top achievers in the live entertainment industry. The ceremony will conclude the 30th annual Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs February 11-13, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, presented by ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: Why I Voted For Brexit

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has defended his decision to vote for Brexit, saying that the United Kingdom's plan to leave the European Union (EU) will enable the country "to be more flexible." A public vote — called a referendum — was held in June 2016 when voters were asked just one question: whether the ...

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SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: Debut Album Details

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (ex-FATES WARNING, WARLORD) ...

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THE AMORETTES: Lyric Video For 'Born To Break' Title Track

Scottish all-female hard rock trio THE AMORETTES has released the official lyric video for the title track of its latest album, "Born To Break". The clip was created by Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art. "'Born To Break' is the title track from the current album," says guitarist/vocalist Gill Montgomery. "and it's consequently what inspired ...

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