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AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON Describes 'Pudgy' RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Playing As 'A Little Flat'

AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton says Ritchie Blackmore was looking "pudgy" and playing "a little flat" during the RAINBOW comeback concerts last month. The bassist is on the road with THIN LIZZY as part of a tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of the band's frontman Phil Lynott and to celebrate 40 years since the release of the "Jailbreak" album. The first two shows of the tour were festival date ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH To Host 'The Neon Demon' Movie Screening In San Francisco

METALLICA's resident film buff, drummer Lars Ulrich, is back hosting another screening, this time of the thriller "The Neon Demon". Kick off your holiday weekend on Friday, July 1 as Lars will be joining fellow Dane, director Nicolas Winding Refn, for a question-and-answer session immediately following the 7:00 p.m. showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco, California. Nicolas Winding Refn is the aw ...

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CHEVELLE And DISTURBED Planning Fall Tour Together

According to The Pulse Of Radio, CHEVELLE and DISTURBED are planning to team up for a fall tour together, CHEVELLE frontman Pete Loeffler revealed to Billboard.com on Thursday (June 30). Both bands hail from the Chicago area and Loeffler said a new road trip together is long overdue. "It's been years since we've toured with these guys and they're from Chicago as well, so we've known them for years," he said ...

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THE END RECORDS Acquired By BMG

BMG has announced it has acquired the recording assets of the New York-based independent label The End Records. The End Records specializes in rock, metal, indie and electronic music. Established in 1998 in Pasadena, California, The End Records has grown under the charge of CEO Andreas Katsambas to represent world-renowned and platinum-selling artists including BETTER THAN EZRA, BILLY TALENT, DEAD LETTER CI ...

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Why VINCE NEIL Continues To Perform MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics With His Solo Band

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has explained to GreeleyTribune.com why he continues to play the band's hit songs during his solo live performances. "I could play a lot of my solo stuff, and I'd get a lot of people in the crowd saying, 'What is he doing that for?' Neil said. "They'd be saying, 'Play [swear word] 'Dr. Feelgood', you [swear word]. "But I don’t want to be that guy," he continued. "I want to be s ...

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Read KIRK HAMMETT's Foreword To 'German Metal Machine: Scorpions In The '70s' Book

Few rock bands were as successful as the SCORPIONS by the mid-eighties — headlining arenas/stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega-selling albums (the platinum-certified "Blackout" and the triple-platinum-certified "Love At First Sting") and two hit singles/videos ("No One Like You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane"). But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn't realize was that the SCORPIONS had been regul ...

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AC/DC's STEVIE YOUNG: 'I'm Not Trying To Imitate Or Copy' MALCOLM YOUNG

Legendary hard rockers AC/DC have uploaded a two-minute video clip in which rhythm guitarist Stevie Young talks about his playing style and his role in the band. You can now watch the footage below. Stevie Young, the nephew of guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, took Malcolm's place in the band prior to the recording of the group's 16th studio album, "Rock Or Bust". Said Stevie: "I come from a musical famil ...

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TRIVIUM Releases Performance Video For 'Dead And Gone' Song

"Dead And Gone", the new performance video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's "Silence In The Snow" album, which was released on October 2, 2015 via Roadrunner. The follow-up to 2013's "Vengeance Falls" was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE, THE AMITY AFFLICTION) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD). Prior to the new dis ...

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MAYHEM Is 'Slowly' Preparing Material For Next Album

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with MAYHEM and SUNN O))) vocalist Attila Csihar prior to MAYHEM's June 24 concert at the Nummirock festival in Nummijärvi, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MAYHEM's plans for the follow-up to 2014's "Esoteric Warfare" album: "I heard some vibes already. We have started to shape stuff. It's gonna be d ...

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JOHN CORABI: 'I Have No Idea Why NIKKI SIXX Feels That I'm The Biggest Piece Of S**t To Roam The Earth'

Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has once again responded to Nikki Sixx's description of the band's self-titled album as "very unfocused," saying that he is "very proud" of the record and claiming that he has "no idea why Nikki feels that I'm the biggest piece of shit to roam the earth." In an interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, the MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist said that writing the "Mötley Crüe" LP with Corabi wa ...

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