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VINNY APPICE: The Music Industry Is 'A F**king Mess'

Guima Drum conducted an interview with legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) during his recent workshop tour of Brazil. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the most common relationship problems between members of a rock band: Vinny: "When you're in a rock band, it's like being married to four guys… a ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Laments State Of Record Industry, Says 'There's No Consequence To Stealing Music Online'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that bands won't be able to make records anymore and tour as much as they used to due to the continuing alteration of the way fans consume music. Despite the fact that Spotify, iTunes and other digital outlets have made music easier to purchase, more mobile and cheaper than ever, people either pick and choose the odd single to buy, or they stream music on services such as Sp ...

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Video: Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Performs With SOULFLY At London's O2 Academy Islington

Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera joined SOULFLY, the band led by his brother, and fellow CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and ex-SEPULTURA member, Max Cavalera, on stage on July 25 at O2 Academy Islington in London, England to perform the SEPULTURA classic "Roots Bloody Roots". Fan-filmed video footage of Igor's appearance can be seen below. In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max's wife ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Says CARLOS CAVAZO 'Shut Himself Out' Of Return To QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali says the band's former guitarist Carlos Cavazo "shut himself out" of a possible return to the group more than a decade ago. Cavazo was a member of QUIET RIOT during the band's most commercially successful period. After replacing Randy Rhoads in the 1980s, he remained in QUIET RIOT into the early 2000s until the group split up. When vocalist Kevin DuBrow reformed QUIET RIOT ...

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DREAM THEATER: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 31 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Intro - 0:45 02. Afterlife - 3:19 03. Metropolis - 8:52 04. Burning My Soul - 19:22 05. Spirit Carries On - 24:57 06. As I Am - 32:44 07. Panic Attack - 40:22 08. Constant Motion - 48:26 09. Bridges In The Sky - 55:26 10. Behind the Veil - 1:05: ...

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STEEL PANTHER Teams Up With PLAYBOY To Reimagine 'Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World' Video

STEEL PANTHER started out as a glam rock parody group called METAL SKOOL that performed an insanely popular night on the Sunset Strip. Every musician and A-list celebrity in Los Angeles wanted to sit in on their crazy, anything-goes shows. Because of their raunchy videos, they've become legitimate Internet stars on YouTube and have traveled the world bringing their personas to countries that probably weren' ...

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VAN HALEN: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Bangor Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of VAN HALEN's July 30 performance in Bangor, Maine can be seen below. VAN HALEN is performing a set featuring a number of rarities from the band's catalog that have not been heard live in decades. The Bangor show opened with "Light Up The Sky" from 1979's "Van Halen II" and also featured deep tracks like "Feel Your Love Tonight" from its self-titled 1978 debut, "Drop Dead Legs" fro ...

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JIMMY PAGE On LED ZEPPELIN Reunion: 'I Can't Foresee Doing It Again'

In a brand new interview with The Daily Beast, LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page was asked why the band didn't continue in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, and why he doesn't expect them to reunite again as they did at London's O2 in 2007. "LED ZEPPELIN was a creative force that you can't just snap your fingers and create," he responded. "It was a blend of these four master musicians, and each o ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER To Embark On Special ACCEPT 'Farewell' Tour In 2016

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider will embark on a special tour next year during which he will perform ACCEPT songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good. The 62-year-old German singer revealed his plans at a press conference in the VIP tent of this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. During this ACCEPT "farewell" tour — which he will perform under th ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: 'I Didn't Know The Metal Scene Was So Conservative'

Arte conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which is taking place this weekend in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his early musical influences and the evolution of OPETH's sound, Mikael said: "On a very early stage, I was interested in progressive rock, be ...

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