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Freedom Conspiracy - WINO AND CONNY OCHS

It was no fluke doom-legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich and German troubadour Conny Ochs came together a few years ago. What began as tour mates immediately matured into a thing of beauty, a collaborative stroke of genius between two men who "get" one another enough to push the boundaries of acoustic rock. Wino and Ochs wield ...

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Video: BLAZE BAYLEY Goes 'Unplugged' In Prague

Fan-filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performing an "unplugged" set on April 16 in Prague, Czech Republic can be seen below. The 51-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to join MAIDEN, with whom he recorded two studio ...

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Video: BLAZE BAYLEY Performs In Kozlovice

Video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performing on April 17 in Kozlovice, Czech Republic can be seen below. The 51-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to join MAIDEN, with whom he recorded two studio albums — 1995's "The ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER Unleashes His Ultimate 'RATT EXPERIENCE'

As a member of the legendary rock band RATT, Bobby Blotzer has headlined arenas all over the world, selling over 20 million records worldwide. In 2015, the acclaimed drummer affectionately known as "The Blotz" plans to introduce the world to his own one-of-a-kind RATT EXPERIENCE live show. While the members of RATT are currently on ...

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TWISTED SISTER Drummer A.J. PERO Dies At 55

TWISTED SISTER drummer A.J. Pero has died at the age of 55. According to the Associated Press, Pero was on tour with the band ADRENALINE MOB when members of that group were unable to rouse him on their bus Friday morning. He was taken to a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he died of ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY, JOHN MOYER, BOBBY JARZOMBEK Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'The Clansman' In Texas (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of THE FOUNDRY, the band featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley alongside bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED), drummer Bobby Jarzombek (RIOT, SEBASTIAN BACH, FATES WARNING, HALFORD) and guitarist Rick Plester (BLACK SYMPHONY), performing the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Clansman" on March 8 in Universal City, Texas can be seen below. Regarding how ...

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MAIDEN UNITED's 'Remembrance' Album Featuring PAUL DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY: Cover Artwork Unveiled

MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release a new album, "Remembrance", on May 22 on CD, red 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. The cover artwork for the album can be seen below. "Remembrance" track listing: 01. Strange World 02. Charlotte ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Joins BLAZE BAYLEY's THE FOUNDRY On Stage In Akron (Video)

Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) joined THE FOUNDRY, the band featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley alongside bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED), drummer A.J. Pero (TWISTED SISTER) and guitarist Rick Plester (BLACK SYMPHONY), on stage on February 24 at Ripper's Rock House in Akron, Ohio to perform covers of classic songs ...

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PAUL DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY To Guest On New MAIDEN UNITED Album 'Remembrance'

MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release a new album, "Remembrance", on May 22 on CD, red 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. "Remembrance" track listing: 01. Strange World 02. Charlotte The Harlot 03. Killers 04. Remember Tomorrow 05. Burning Ambition ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, BLAZE BAYLEY, MICHAEL VESCERA Join Forces For 'Metal Singers' Tour (Video)

Acclaimed heavy metal vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Michael Vescera (LOUDNESS, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OBSESSION), Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ACCEPT) and Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) just completed an eight-show South American tour under the "Metal Singers" banner, during which they performed material from their respective catalogs. Regarding how the tour came ...

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Video: BLAZE BAYLEY Performs Acoustic Version Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Man On The Edge' At CASTLE ROCK Studios

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) played a special acoustic showcase on Saturday, January 10 in the lush surroundings of Castle Rock Studios, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England. The performance marked the beginning of the 15th-anniversary celebration of Blaze's acclaimed first post-MAIDEN album, "Silicon Messiah". Blaze was joined on acoustic guitar by Chris ...

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Black Lotus - SISTER SIN

Now with twelve years under their belts, SISTER SIN makes no bones which nest they comfortably roost in with their fifth album "Black Lotus", that being a snug spot between classic American and German power metal. The album comes off frequently like HELLION with some contemporary tweaks. Never short on energy, "Black Lotus" is a ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Wants His Next Studio Album To 'Live On'

Angel conducted an interview with British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLSFBANE) on November 14 at Crowleys Rock Bar in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next studio album, Blaze said: "I'm working on it bit by bit. ...

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DANKO JONES To Release 'Fire Music' In February

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based rockers DANKO JONES will release their new album, "Fire Music", on February 10, 2015 as a digipack CD and vinyl LP. The effort was helmed by Juno Award-winning producer Eric Ratz (BILLY TALENT, MONSTER TRUCK, CANCER BATS). A snippet of the new DANKO JONES track "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight" can be ...

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Video: EXMORTUS Performs Shred-Tastic Rendition Of National Anthem At Baseball Game

Heavy metal up-and-comers EXMORTUS decided to warm up for their current North American tour supporting ARSIS and ALLEGAEON by stopping by a home game of the Class A minor league baseball team Bakersfield Blaze to deliver a rousing, metallic rendition of the national anthem. You can watch guitarists Conan and David's shred-worthy performance below! Combining ...

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Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'I'll Always Perform The Music I Wrote'

Jon Ballard of Fresno, California's 105.1 The Blaze radio station recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's a bittersweet experience performing QUEENSRŸCHEsongs after he has agreed to give up ...

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DORO PESCH Speaks To TV ROCK LIVE In Paris (Video)

TV Rock Live conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch on May 21 at Le Trabendo in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below. In honor of her 30th anniverary as a performing artist, Pesch celebrated with fans from all over the world with two separate-yet-unique shows on May 2 and ...

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