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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'I Don't Think Of Us As Artists'

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL on April 10 at The Academy in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of the songwriting sessions for OVERKILL's next album: Blitz: "The music is done. It's been demoed. I'm working [on the vocals and ...

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VINNY APPICE, RUDY SARZO, CRAIG GOLDY, ANDREW FREEMAN To Perform Rock Classics With Temecula Valley Symphony

The City Of Temecula Community Services Department will present a one-of-a-kind concert event on Saturday, June 18. Set to take place on the steps of the Temecula Civic Center in Temecula, California, "Rock Legends In Concert With The Temecula Valley Symphony" will feature veteran rock musicians Vinny Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Craig Goldy and Andrew Freeman, along with the Temecula Valley Symphony, performing roc ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You're Stealing Music, You're An Asshole'

Brazil's Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked if he thinks the surging popularity of music streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube is ultimately good for the music industry, Ian responded: "I really don't know. I think however you get your music… Here's my answer to that ques ...

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SIXX:A.M. Accuses YouTube Of 'Spinning Misinformation'

SIXX:A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has accused YouTube of "spinning misinformation" over criticism that the company does not properly compensate its artists. A number of artists signed a petition in March to reform the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) in the U.S., arguing that the current legislation "threatens the con ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Joins ELTON JOHN On Stage In Las Vegas

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett joined Elton John on stage this past Saturday night, April 30 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to perform "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting". Hammett told Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon that Elton John was one of several rock artists who had a huge influence on him when he first discovered music. He said: "When I was a young kid… I had decided to make a ...

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Video: MEGADETH Performs At Florida's FORT ROCK Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's April 30 performance at the Fort Rock festival, which was held at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. The Threat Is Real 02. Hangar 18 03. Sweating Bullets 04. Trust 05. Fatal Illusion 06. Symphony Of Destruction 07. Dystopia 08. Peace Sells 09. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due MEGADETH filmed a video for the so ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA, FERRO Explain 'Delirium' Album Title, Discuss Band's Heavier New Direction (Audio)

Planetmosh recently conducted an interview with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of LACUNA COIL's new album, "Delirium": Cristina: "The title came from… It actually came out while we were working on the 'Delirium' song; there's a song on ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DEFTONES, CHEVELLE Set For First Annual TEXAS MUTINY Festival

AEG Live — producers of many of the most compelling rock festivals in the U.S., including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest — have announced the first annual Texas Mutiny festival, to be held Saturday, September 24 on the outer grounds at Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The newest rock and camping festival to hit the Lone Star State pr ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Shoot Down SCOTT STAPP Rumors

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have shot down rumors that they have enlisted CREED singer Scott Stapp as their new frontman. The speculation about Stapp's involvement with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS began early this morning (Monday, May 2) when Scott gave a radio interview in which he said that he has "been working on a new album with a new group of guys — guys from some pretty well-known rock bands that you guys will know." ...

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NIKKI SIXX On Threat Of Terrorism: 'Musicians Have To Keep Making Music And Keep Touring'

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx says that continuing to live a normal life is one of the best things people can do after a terrorist attack. In the six months since the massacre at an EAGLES OF DEATH METAL concert in Paris, there have been fears that an attack on London or Washington, Melbourne or Berlin could happen next. Sixx, however, believes that the attacks — and the threat of more to com ...

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