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MEGADETH: No Official Decision Has Yet Been Made Regarding DAVE MUSTAINE's Involvement In 'Megacruise'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that no "official decision" has yet been made regarding Dave Mustaine's involvement in the upcoming Megacruise. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer On His Erotic Horror Series: 'Whatever Warped Stuff I Could Think Of, I Put On Paper'

Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and founding member Jeremy Spencer spoke to Rock Confidential about his latest venture, a new series called "LadyKiller TV". Spencer is creator, executive producer, writer, co-director and actor on the show, which is a collection of eight erotic horror parodies based on iconic horror films and ...

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MINA CAPUTO On 'The Sound Of Scars': 'It's Definitely, Hands Down, My Favorite LIFE OF AGONY Album Ever'

LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Mina Caputo recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's forthcoming album, "The Sound Of Scars": Mina: "It's always exciting to release new music. Whether or not it ...

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MISERY LOVES CO. Signs With BLACK LODGE RECORDS

After four independently released singles, Swedish industrial metal pioneers MISERY LOVES CO. have teamed up with Black Lodge Records. The band's new album — its first full-length since the critically acclaimed "Your Vision Was Never Mine To Share" arrived 19 years ago — will see the light of day before the end of the year. ...

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GLENN DANZIG: No More MISFITS Shows After Madison Square Garden

Glenn Danzig says that the MISFITS won't play any more reunion shows after the upcoming concert in New York City. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for the first time since 1983 and were ...

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Is METALLICA The Biggest Band In The World?

According to the music industry trade publication Pollstar, METALLICA has sold more than 22 million concert tickets since 1982, grossing more than $1.4 billion in the process. That puts the thrash legends "just behind" U2 in tickets sold, but ahead of rock peers such as AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES and OZZY ...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Walks Out To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman" At MARIANO RIVERA's 'Medal Of Freedom' Ceremony

METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" blared over the White House speakers on Monday (September 16) as Mariano Rivera entered the ceremony where President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. METALLICA's smash hit song — which the longtime Yankees closer used as his walk-on music when he came on to ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Tour Europe In 2020

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will play a number of European shows in 2020. The band revealed its touring plans while announcing that it will perform at next year's Provinssi festival in Finland. The wrote on Facebook: "We are excited to announce the first of many shows in Europe next year. First up is our return ...

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STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Says JASON NEWSTED Shut Down NEWSTED Project Because 'It Cost Him A Ton'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok says that Jason Newsted shut down the NEWSTED band because it "cost him a ton" to keep the project alive. Back in February 2014, Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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PRONG To Release 'Age Of Defiance' EP In November

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "The End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Defends His Right To Speak Out On Political Issues

George Lynch has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that it is his "incumbent responsibility" to work for the betterment of his friends, neighbors and fellow human beings. The legendary DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB guitarist recently caught flak from some of his fans when he slammed President Donald Trump in an ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY On Brexit: 'I Think The Whole Thing's Really F**king Stupid'

Prior to NAPALM DEATH's appearance at the recent Motorcultor festival in Saint-Nolff, France, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway spoke with Metal Mad TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he's been listening to lately: Barney: "Because we've making a NAPALM DEATH album, [THE] YOUNG GODS. ...

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LINDEMANN Feat. RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman: 'F & M' Album Due In November; 'Steh Auf' Video Available

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has released the official music video for its new single, "Steh Auf". The song is taken LINDEMANN's second album, "F & M", which will arrive on November 22. The follow-up to 2015's "Skills In ...

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Listen To Another New GHOST Song, 'Mary On A Cross'

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released another new song called "Mary On A Cross". The track will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Mary On A Cross" will be accompanied by a second previously unreleased song, "Kiss The Go-Goat". A press release offered the following ...

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