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OZZY OSBOURNE Meets Australia's Heavy Metal Kid CALLUM MCPHIE

According to The Canberra Times, young Australian heavy metal fan Callum McPhie, who performed an Ozzy Osbourne song on the reality television talent show "Australia's Got Talent", got to meet the BLACK SABBATH singer before the band's concert in Sydney. The 11-year-old, along with his dad Doug McPhie and mom Melissa Freeman also attended a soundcheck prior to the gig and sat in premium seats for the show a ...

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COREY TAYLOR On SLIPKNOT: At Some Point, The Music Will Have To Evolve And Become Something New

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed on the April 22-24 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: How do you now envision the continuation of SLIPKNOT's evolution compared to what you imagined on tour supporting the first album? Corey: "It's funny you ask t ...

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NIGHTWISH Has Next Four Years Already Planned Out, Says TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN

NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has confirmed to Roppongi Rocks in a brand new interview that the band will take what is planned to be a year-long break during all of 2017. "That's the plan, yes," he said. "The last show for this tour is going to happen in October. Then all of 2017 off and back with a vengeance in 2018." Regarding what he might be doing during NIGHTWISH's time of ...

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Video: IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Addresses Chinese Concert 'Rules' During Shanghai Performance

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN played their second-ever concert in China on Tuesday, April 26 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The show followed MAIDEN's appearance two days earlier at Beijing LeSports Center, where the band was forced to make several minor changes in its performance — presumably at the reqest of China's Ministry of Culture, which had to approve all of the group's lyrics pri ...

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MICHAEL WILTON: TODD LA TORRE Was 'Shot Of Adrenaline' QUEENSRŸCHE 'Needed In A Stale Situation'

In a brand new interview with Free-Times.com, QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke the ill-fated band meeting in Brazil in April 2012 that ended in verbal and physical abuse between the group's then-vocalist Geoff Tate and the rest of QUEENSRŸCHE. "People see you onstage having a fun time, but behind the scenes, everything has to be cohesive," Wilton said. "You have to be a brotherhood as well as shre ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs At 'Enchanted Rock Fest' In Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's new RATT performing on April 26 at the Enchanted Rock Fest at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer's RATT recently parted ways with bassist Scotty Griffin (ex-L.A. GUNS) and has replaced him with Robbie Crane. Crane previously played bass for RATT from 1996 to 2012 and appeared on the band's 1999 self-titled album and 2010's "Infestati ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Bassist Apologizes To MOTÖRHEAD For 'Cocaine' Comments

BLACK STONE CHERRY bassist Jon Lawhon has apologized to MOTÖRHEAD for claiming in a recent interview that he was offered cocaine by late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy and other members of the MOTÖRHEAD camp when the two bands toured together more than six years ago. Asked by Sweden's RockSverige.se if he had any good Lemmy stories from BLACK STONE CHERRY's 2009 tour with MOTÖRHEAD and whether he had a chance to ...

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HELLYEAH: New Song 'X' Available For Streaming

"X", a brand new song from HELLYEAH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth album, "Unden!able", which will be released on June 3 via Eleven Seven Music. The band gave fans the first taste of "Unden!able" with lead single "Human", which was welcomed by fans who are embracing the band's return to form with more than three hundred thousand views on YouTube after two months. "Unden!abl ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Lists Calabasas Home For $6 Million

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has listed his Calabasas, California home for $5.99 million. Official description of the house courtesy of Rodeo Realty: "Unique celebrity-owned view property with recording studio in a guard-gated community of Calabasas. This custom estate has panoramic jetliner views of the valley and is perched on its own hilltop in a cul-de-sac enclave w ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'I Do Not Want To Make A 'Redeemer Of Souls' Part Two'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the band's 2004 album, "Redeemer Of Souls". He said: "There have been a few [ideas] exchanged back and forth, particularly through me and Richie [Faulkner, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist], because we're iPhone freaks and we're always sending each other little memos, zipping them across ...

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