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SEBASTIAN BACH Taps Bassist KEVIN CHOWN For Upcoming Tour

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has announced the addition of bassist Kevin Chown to his solo band. Bach says: "Joining 'Give 'Em Hell' guitar player/songwriter Devin Bronson, along with my long-standing drummer Bobby Jarzombek, the addition of Kevin on bass is an exciting musical turn for the band. "Known for his bass work with CHAD SMITH'S BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, Tarja Turunen from NIGHTWISH, and Tony M ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION's 'Pre-Show Rituals' Revealed (Video)

Each episode of "Preshow Rituals" features a band/artist revealing the rituals they do before taking the stage every night on tour. The latest episode, which was filmed on October 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, focuses on Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION. In a recent interview with Patch.com, WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon den Adel satted about the band's plans for 2015: "It is going to be a very ...

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Guitarist LLOYD GRANT: How I Ended Up Playing On Original Recording Of METALLICA's 'Hit The Lights'

Lloyd Grant, the guitarist who played on the original recording of the METALLICA song "Hit The Lights" in early 1982, was interviewed on the February 27 edition of the "Rockzone Legends" show. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked how he first got involved with METALLICA, Grant said: "There's a lot of different versions of what happened. My version is, me and Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] were jamm ...

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MEGADETH Indirectly Confirms CHRIS ADLER As Drummer For New Studio Album

MEGADETH's official Facebook page has been updated with a photo of what is unmistakably LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler wearing a MEGADETH shirt, indirectly confirming rumors — as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on March 14 — that Adler is laying down drums for MEGADETH's new album. Adler's involvement with MEGADETH will apparently be limited to studio work only, and he is not be expected to join t ...

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RICHARD PATRICK Says New FILTER Album Is Shaping Up To Be 'Really Different' And 'Original Sounding'

On March 17, Shabby Hasan of All Access Live conducted an interview with FILTER mainman Richard Patrick at the Cotillion Ballroom in Wichita, Kansas. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the recording sessions for FILTER's new album, Richard said: "I wanted to release something maybe towards the end of this summer. I'm hoping that could be the case. But, you know, I'm developing ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On CHRIS ADLER Rumors: 'It's All Speculation, Isn't It?'

In a brand new interview with Australia's Reverb magazine, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about drummer Chris Adler's (LAMB OF GOD) rumored involvement in the recording sessions for the band's new album, which is currently being tracked in Nashville, Tennessee. "It's all speculation, isn't it?" Ellefson laughed. "There's nothing that I can report at this point, but things are definitely moving fo ...

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HALESTORM's AREJAY HALE On 'Into The Wild Life' Album: 'I'm Damn Proud Of It'

France's TV Rock Live recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale in Paris. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the making of HALESTORM's upcoming album, "Into The Wild Life", Arejay said: "Every time we go to make [a record], we have more touring experience, we have more... just experience in the studio and being in a band. We do cover EPs in between records, and that's ...

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CARCASS 'Disrespects' Malaysia After Failing To Secure Visas For Planned Concert

According to The Star Online, British extreme metallers CARCASS have upset some of their Malaysian fans by posting picture of the Malaysian flag upside down after the band failed to get visas for a show in the country. "Sorry Malaysia, no show for you guys in May," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "Seems like your government officials still haven't updated their calendars to the 21st century — we've had ...

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TWISTED SISTER To Announce Future Plans Next Week

The surviving members of TWISTED SISTER will reveal their future plans next week — less than fourteen days since the passing of the band's drummer, Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero. The band posted a new message to its Facebook page along with the above photo of singer Dee Snider, guitarists Jay Jay French and Eddie Ojeda and bassist Mark "The Animal" Mendoza. "After two very emotional days with the amazing Pero fa ...

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VINCE NEIL To Sing National Anthem At LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS' First Game

Vince Neil, lead singer of the iconic rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE, has announced that he will perform the National Anthem at the Las Vegas Outlaws' first game (vs. the San Jose SaberCats) on Monday, March 30 live at the Thomas & Mack Center. Neil will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" just before kick-off, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. PT. Doors to the public open at 6:30 p.m. PT. "I'm going to perform the Nat ...

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