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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Completes Work On New Solo Album

Jerry Cantrell, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of ALICE IN CHAINS, has completed work on his new solo album. The upcoming effort will mark his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin. Cantrell announced the new ...

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LITA FORD's New 'Arena Rock' Album Will Contain 'Big Guitars And Great Melodies', Says Drummer BOBBY ROCK

Lita Ford recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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ALICE COOPER Comments On MARILYN MANSON Abuse Allegations

Alice Cooper has commented on the abuse allegations leveled against his onetime tourmate Marilyn Manson, saying that he has "never noticed" a violent "streak" in him. A month ago, "Westworld" actress Evan Rachel Wood named Manson as the previously anonymous abuser she referenced while testifying before the California Senate in relation to the state's Phoenix ...

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Former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Joins Forces With YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES In SION

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, will release its debut single and accompanying music video, "The Blade", on March 11. A short teaser for the track is available below. Speaking about how their collaboration came about, Dines told Rock Feed: "Way back [in] ...

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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 ...

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New MEGADETH Album Will Include A Cover Song, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

During a recent episode of his Gimme Radio program "The Dave Mustaine Show", the MEGADETH leader offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (hear audio below): "Lyrics, all done. Singing, almost all done. Guitar solos, in the process. And all the other ...

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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 ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Teams Up With J GURSEY For New Gourmet Coffee Brand

Fueling a tradition of cultural cross-pollination, modern progressive rock band and storytellers COHEED AND CAMBRIA have announced their own coffee brand, Coheed And Cambria Coffee Roasters. As avowed coffee lovers, the band worked directly with the team at J Gursey Coffee Roasters to create custom blends that reflect the nuances of characters who make up ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Is 'Excited' To Be Playing With TOMMY CLUFETOS In THE DEAD DAISIES: 'It's Gonna Be Thunderous'

THE DEAD DAISIES' Doug Aldrich has once again spoken out about the recent departure of Deen Castronovo. The drummer announced his exit from the group two days after THE DEAD DAISIES' publicist revealed that Tommy Clufetos (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER) will rejoin the band when they hit the road ...

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KIP WINGER Is Recording Vocals For WINGER's Seventh Studio Album

Kip Winger has commenced laying down vocals for WINGER's seventh studio album. The disc, which is tentatively due this summer, will be the follow-up to 2014's "Better Days Comin'". On Monday (February 15), WINGER uploaded a short video of Kip in the studio, and it captioned it: "Started vocals! #WingerVII". Last December, WINGER guitarist Reb ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'I Gave My Life To Christ When I Was A Kid'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "The Andrew Brunet Show" about his recently released debut book, "Awake & Alive To Truth (Finding Truth In The Chaos Of A Relativistic World)". Regarding his inspiration for writing the book, John said (see video below): "I gave my life ...

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Former FLYLEAF Singer LACEY STURM Collaborates With SKILLET On New Solo Single 'State Of Me'

Making history as the first female solo artist to top the Hard Rock Albums chart with her acclaimed "Life Screams" (2016), Lacey Sturm returns today (Friday, February 12) with her second single, "State Of Me", from her highly anticipated sophomore project, due this summer. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated former frontwoman of FLYLEAF wrote the new song ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Release Second Solo Album This Year

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, spoke to Cassius Morris on WatchMojo's brand new music podcast "Innersleeve" about her upcoming second solo album. Asked if the LP will once again be an all-instrumental effort, Nita said (see video below): "Actually, I am gonna have some guest vocalists on this ...

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