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LZZY HALE Will Use Coronavirus Downtime To Fine-Tune Songs For Next HALESTORM Album

During an April 2 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album. "We were actually supposed to get together with Nick Raskulinecz and start some pre-[production when the coronavirus crisis began]," she said. "So that isn't necessarily gonna ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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JOURNEY Singer ARNEL PINEDA Defends Philippine President RODRIGO DUTERTE Over Coronavirus Lockdown Comments

Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, who has been fronting JOURNEY since 2007, has defended Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over comments he made in regards to violators of the country's coronavirus lockdown. In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, adding that he told security forces they should shoot ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Pays Tribute To BILL WITHERS

Sammy Hagar has paid tribute to singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who died on Monday from heart complications. He was 81 years old. Earlier today, the former VAN HALEN frontman shared a video of him performing an acoustic version of Withers's classic R&B song "Ain't No Sunshine" and he captioned the clip "RIP Bill Withers (1938 - ...

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DIO's 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Lands On Charts Around The Globe

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases' chart positions. "Master Of The Moon" (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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FORBIDDEN Singer RUSS ANDERSON Reveals Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

FORBIDDEN singer Russ Anderson disclosed earlier on Friday that he entered a rehabilitation facility six months ago, saying he had hit "rock bottom" after "drinking heavily" most of his life. Earlier today (April 3), Anderson issued the following statement via the FORBIDDEN social media challens: "To my fans and friends. Yes, I'm still alive! "October ...

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DEEP PURPLE's 'Whoosh!' Album Pushed Back To August

The release date of the new DEEP PURPLE album, "Whoosh!", has been pushed back to August from the previously announced June 12 (via earMUSIC). The decision to delay the LP's release was announced by PURPLE singer Ian Gillan, who wrote in a social media post: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...well, ...

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Listen To New BEYOND THE BLACK Single 'Golden Pariahs'

German symphonic metallers BEYOND THE BLACK have released "Golden Pariahs", the second single from their upcoming album "Hørizøns", to be released via Napalm Records on June 19. BEYOND THE BLACK singer Jennifer Haben stated about the new album: "With 2019 having been the biggest year in our career as a band so far, we were ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Floats Conspiracy Theories About The Origin Of The New Coronavirus: 'I Have A Big Imagination'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has floated a couple of conspiracy theories about the origins of the novel coronavirus, including the suggestion that the COVID-19 virus was created in a laboratory. There has been no shortage of conspiracy theories flying around about the how the coronavirus was unleashed, such as that the pandemic ...

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