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TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members To Play DEEP PURPLE's Entire 'Made In Japan' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL, will perform at the U.K.'s Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 13 but before they leave the U.S., they will put on a very special warm-up concert. The night will include the band playing their Bloodstock setlist, which consists of specially selected covers along with METAL ...

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HELLOWEEN And GAMMA RAY Founding Member KAI HANSEN To Release 'XXX' Solo Album

Kai Hansen, earMUSIC and the Wacken Foundation have announced the release of "XXX", the first "solo project" album by Kai Hansen, one of the most influential guitarists and singers to emerge from Germany during the first part of the '80s. He first made his name with the groundbreaking band HELLOWEEN (of which Hansen is one of the founding members) and later with GAMMA RAY, one of the acts that contributed t ...

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FRANKIE BANALI 'Couldn't Be Happier' With JIZZY PEARL Fronting QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was interviewed at this year's HRH AOR festival, which was held in March in North Wales. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On managing QUIET RIOT since 1993: Frankie: "I'm an A-type personality, and the thing is that I don't like delegating something to someone else and assuming that they're gonna put as much wo ...

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SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SLAYER, DISTURBED, KORN Set For LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Following a 2015 sellout, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1-2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region's culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. SLIPKNOT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD top a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on thre ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE Feat. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Members: Debut Show Announced

PROPHETS OF RAGE, the new band featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE alongside rappers Chuck D (PUBLIC ENEMY) and B-Real (CYPRESS HILL), will make its live debut tonight (Tuesday, May 31) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. PT at the Whisky box office only and you must be present in order to obtain a wristband for the show. Tickets will cos ...

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DEFTONES Choose Next Single From New Album 'Gore'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, DEFTONES have chosen "Phantom Bride" as the second single from the band's recently released eighth album, "Gore". The track features a cameo from ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and will impact at rock radio on June 7. The song will follow up the band's first single off "Gore", "Prayers/Triangles", which made it into the Top 10 at rock radio. DEFTONES drumm ...

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Ex-WHITE LION Singer MIKE TRAMP Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2016 has already been a very eventful year for the Danish rock 'n' roll legend Mike Tramp. Following up on the succes with the album "Nomad" and extensive touring in 2015, Tramp won an award for the "Best Classic Rock Album" in his home country. This summer he's doing Danish festivals along with his young band LUCER and it all culminates in a return to the Sweden Rock Festival on Wednesday, June 8. It has b ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Frontman ANTHONY KIEDIS Denies Relapsing Into Drug Use

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS frontman Anthony Kiedis said in an interview with Australian TV program "Sunday Night" that drugs did not play a role in the illness that put him in the hospital and forced the band to cancel two shows earlier this month. Asked about rumors that he had relapsed into abusing drugs, Kiedis replied: "I felt more care than anything else. I got a lot of mess ...

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Quality Video Footage Of SLAYER's Performance At Germany's ROCKAVARIA Festival

Quality fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's performance at this year's Rockavaria festival, which was held May 27-29 in Munich, Germany, can be seen below. As previously reported, SLAYER will join forces with special guests ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL this fall for a seven-week North American beat down. The dates start in Cleveland on September 9 and will hit both major and secondary markets across the contine ...

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ANTHRAX: Rock Is Not Dead

Artisan News conducted an interview with ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna and drummer Charlie Benante at the inaugural Rock'N Derby festival, which was held May 20-22 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, New York. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about some people's claim that "rock is dead," Joey said: "I never thought it was dead. It was just lingering for a while." Added Charlie: "It jus ...

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