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AEROSMITH's JOEY KRAMER Says 'There Is Almost No Reason' For Band To Make Another Studio Album

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer says that "there is almost no reason" for the band to ever make another studio album considering the lukewarm response to AEROSMITH's last CD, 2012's "Music From Another Dimension!" "It would be great to make another record, but it's almost [like] 'Why bother?'" Kramer told Ultimate Classic Rock in a brand new interview. "Records don't sell, and they don't do anything. There's ...

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New MARILYN MANSON Song 'Cupid Carries A Gun' To Be Featured In 'Salem' Series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, shock rocker Marilyn Manson will make his TV scoring debut with composer Tyler Bates on the song "Cupid Carries A Gun", to be featured in the April 27 episode of WGN America's period drama "Salem". "The song 'Cupid Carries a Gun' was the last track we just finished for my new album," says Manson. "The occult and witchcraft [are] so often used in cinema with a heinous dis ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Could Have New Music Out In Next Year, Says Guitarist RICHARD FORTUS

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus told the Associated Press at yesterday's (Wednesday, April 23) Revolver Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles that fans could see new music from the band in the next year. "We are working on stuff and hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out," Fortus said on the event's "black carpet (see video below). "Well, in the next year." He added: "We're going to b ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER On STEPHEN PEARCY's Exit: 'RATT Is Bigger Than The Sum Of The Parts'

RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer has released the following statement regarding singer Stephen Pearcy's announcement earlier today that he was quitting the band: "To our/my RATT fans and friends... I will say to you guys, I am sorry that I brought you guys into our personal world and turbulation. "I've been so personally driven to a breaking point with our band being held hostage every year that I've kind of been ...

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JACOBY SHADDIX Says PAPA ROACH Is Making Its 'Sickest, Most Illest Record To Date'

PAPA ROACH has spent the last few months recording its eighth album at The Hideout Recording Studio, owned and operated by Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT). Speaking to Loudwire at yesterday's (Wednesday, April 23) Revolver Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix said: "[We've been] in the studio working with the one and the only Kevin an ...

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MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER Confirmed For SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR

MORBID ANGEL, DYING FETUS, THE FACELESS, THY ART IS MURDER, GOATWHORE, ORIGIN, DECREPIT BIRTH, WITHIN THE RUINS and FALLUJAH have been confirmed for the eighth annual Summer Slaughter Tour, set to take place from July 17 through August 10. The trek will stop at The House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 19 and Irving Plaza in New York on August 8, with VIP ticketing currently available now for both shows. Lo ...

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EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Says Next Album Will Be 'Very Fast' And Will Have 'More Of A Punk Rock Feel'

Veteran San Francisco thrashers EXODUS recently entered a studio in Northern California with producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE) to record their tenth studio album. Speaking to Brian Aberback of Patch.com, EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes stated about the band's upcoming CD: "This album is very fast and has more of a punk rock feel to it, whereas I think the last few EXODUS alb ...

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Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Quits RATT

RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy has released the following statement: "After 30 years creating the band RATT and losing a real brother, Robbin [Crosby, late RATT guitarist], it's time that I personally part ways with the band. "I am officially done with having anything to do with them due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks/threats in the public forum, and most of all, the disrespect ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Taps Producer JAMES MICHAEL For 'Final Song'

MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its "Final Tour" later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of ...

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IRON MAIDEN Retro-Cloth Figure Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Powerslave'

According to Action Figure Fury, NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has released the details of an IRON MAIDEN retro-cloth figure, to arrive in stores this September for around $30. The Mummy Eddy was created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic metal masterpiece — IRON MAIDEN's "Powerslave". This eight-inch tall Eddie features a real metal chain that can be connected to ...

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