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METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: 'S&M2' Live Album And Video Details Revealed

METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony's September 6 and September 8, 2019 "S&M²" concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco's Chase Center, reunited the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning "S&M" album, and featured the first-ever symphonic renditions of ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'This Is A Real Thing And It's Freakin' Scary And Needs To Be Taken Seriously'

During an appearance Monday (July 13) on "Coffee Talk With Adika Live", SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan, who lives in Nashville, was asked if the residents of Tennessee are taking the coronavirus seriously. He responded (see video below): "Finally, yeah. They weren't. There was no mandated safety anywhere. I still think things are a little ...

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FALLING IN REVERSE Drops Previously Unreleased Song 'Carry On'

FALLING IN REVERSE has shared the not-so-new song "Carry On". The track was originally recorded during the sessions for 2017's "Coming Home" and was previously unreleased. The band revisited the track and decided now was the time to share it with the world. FALLING IN REVERSE's latest smash hit single, "Popular Monster", enjoyed a multi-week ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN On Singing 'Like A Stone' Days After CHRIS CORNELL's Death: 'I Could Barely Get Through It'

THE PRETTY RECKLESS singer Taylor Momsen, who has repeatedly named SOUNDGARDEN as one of her favorite bands, spoke to "Offstage With DWP" about the influence of the iconic Seattle alternative rock act on her music career and her songwriting approach. She said (see video below): "Their level of artistry and songwriting and musicianship is so ...

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SKID ROW Is Still Writing Material For Next Studio Album

On Friday (July 10), SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke to Groove Entertainment, LLC's "Live Music Happy Hour" about the progress of the recording sessions for the final chapter of SKID ROW's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Very Cathartic' To Play Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity" in the fall via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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Watch AVATAR's Music Video For New Single 'Colossus'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released the official music for a new song called "Colossus", which serves as the third single from their eighth full-length, "Hunter Gatherer", due out August 7 via Entertainment One (eOne). Unsettling electronic instrumentation sets the tone as Johannes Eckerström provides the introduction to the track, from which the band bursts into ...

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THE ROLLING STONES: 'Goats Head Soup' Reissue To Include Previously Unreleased Studio And Live Material

Another prized jewel in THE ROLLING STONES' unmatched catalog will be restored to its full glory and more with the September 4 multi-format release of their 1973 classic "Goats Head Soup". The album will be available in multiple configurations, including four-disc CD and vinyl box set editions, with a treasure trove of unreleased studio and ...

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FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL To Release New ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Album, 'Apocrypha', In October

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS will release its second full-length album, "Apocrypha", on October 9 via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on CD, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. A creative, and innovative journey of FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell, "Apocrypha" is a vision untold. Born of life, love ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Defends Receiving PPP Loan For Postponed Tours

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has defended taking federal funds to support its crew for any current and future postponed tours. According to documents from the Small Business Administration And Treasury Department, GUNS N' ROSES, PEARL JAM, GREEN DAY, DISTURBED and many other touring musicians took out loans as well. The financial support is part of the ...

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COREY TAYLOR Has Hope For Future Of Rock: 'I Know A Ton Of Younger Bands That Play Their Own Instruments'

During a recent appearance on "Offstage With DWP", SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke out against an age-old argument repeated by a lot of old-timers: kids today just aren't interested in guitar-driven music and just want electronic beats. "I know a ton of younger bands that play their own instruments, that play in-your-face ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's 'The Phoenix' Album To Include Guest Appearances By STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, BILLY SHEEHAN

Acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, has signed to InsideOut Music for the release of his new solo album, "The Phoenix". His first solo LP since 2011's "Oceana" is due on September 18. Once again, Sherinian has teamed ...

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QUEEN's ROGER TAYLOR On Possibility Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Sequel: 'I Wouldn't Want To Be Seen As Cashing In Again'

QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor says that a sequel to the band's biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" is unlikely to happen. Released in November 2018, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has become the highest-grossing musical biopic of all time, bringing in more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It was also No. 1 biggest-selling film of 2019 on home ...

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Hear ZAKK WYLDE's ZAKK SABBATH Cover BLACK SABBATH's Classic Namesake Song

Early September will see ZAKK SABBATH, the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE), release their spectacular tribute to the Birmingham four, a faithful yet supercharged rendition of BLACK SABBATH's first ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, July 1). He also shared ...

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KIM MITCHELL To Release First Album In 13 Years, 'The Big Fantasize'

Multi-platinum Juno Award-winning rock icon, Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee and ex-MAX WEBSTER leader Kim Mitchell has surprise released his brand new single "Wishes". The song is taken from his forthcoming album "The Big Fantasize" (El Mocambo Records), Kim's first full-length recording since 2007's "Ain't Life Amazing". When it comes to "Wishes", the way ...

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CODE ORANGE Announces 'Under The Skin' Livestream Event

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has announced "Under The Skin", a brand-new livestream event, which follows the empty-venue record-release show livestream "Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End". Set to broadcast live via CODE ORANGE's Twitch channel on July 30, "Under The Skin" will see CODE ORANGE delivering a full-band, stripped-down-and-reimagined presentation of tracks spanning ...

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