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SUZI QUATRO Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has been in the music business for more than 50 years, delivering her greatest hits such as "Can The Can", "48 Crash", "If You Can't Give Me Love", "She's In Love With You" and "Devil Gate Drive" with unbridled energy, mixing them with her current material. March 29 will see ...

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STEVE RILEY Says He Had 'Zero Intention' Of Playing L.A. GUNS Music Again Prior To Receiving M3 Festival Offer

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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RIVAL SONS Guitarist On 'More Focused' New Album 'Feral Roots': 'I Think It's Our Best Effort To Date'

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's producer, Dave Cobb: Scott: "I don't consider him a member of the band... He's our longtime producer and my good friend and an invaluable resource to ...

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STEVE RILEY Says His Years In W.A.S.P. Were 'Something Really Special'

Prior to joining L.A. GUNS in 1987, Steve Riley spent nearly four years drumming for W.A.S.P. The Massachusetts-born former member of STEPPENWOLF, THE B'ZZ and ROADMASTER joined the group in 1984, replacing original drummer Tony Richards. Although he did not play on thW.A.S.P.'s self-titled full-length debut, he performed on its subsequent tour, as well as ...

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RATT Singer On The Mend After Knee Surgery

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy is on the mend after recently undergoing knee surgery He wrote on Twitter: "Almost a full week out of knee surgery, it's been therapy right out of the box. Now I recall the beat down the first time. Eeeoooooch. Only way to get back running on all cylinders. And I will ...

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DORO To Release 'Backstage To Heaven' Vinyl EP

German metal queen Doro Pesch will release a four-song vinyl EP, "Backstage To Heaven", on March 8 to coincide with the start of the second leg of her world tour. The EP will feature two previously released album tracks as well as two new live recordings. "I wish you all a happy new year, it ...

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STEVE RILEY On 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Of L.A. GUNS Dissolving In 2016: 'I Thought We Had Something Nice Going'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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JOHN SYKES To Release Long-Awaited New Solo Album This Year

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) will release his first album in 19 years later this year via Golden Robot Records. The as-yet-untitled disc (its previously announced title of "Sy-Ops" has now apparently been scrapped) is expected to include such tracks as "Dawning Of A Brand ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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SLASH: 'CHER Helped Me Quit Smoking'

Slash says that watching Cher perform in concert helped him quit smoking nearly a decade ago. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist has not smoked since 2009 and admits seeing his mother lose her battle with lung cancer, and a bout of pneumonia he suffered himself, made him realize he needed to ditch his habit for ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH On Next KORN Album: 'There's Some Cool, Fun Surprises That I Guarantee Everyone Will Love'

Kevan Kenney of Build Series recently conducted an interview with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch and Brian's daughter Jennea. The discussion focused mostly on "Loud Krazy Love", the new documentary that details Brian and Jennea's relationship and Welch's time away from KORN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ...

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KANSAS Announces Addition Of Keyboardist TOM BRISLIN

KANSAS has announced the addition of keyboardist Tom Brislin to the group's ranks. Brislin is replacing departing keyboardist David Manion. An internationally acclaimed musician, Brislin has performed and toured with a variety of artists, including YES (appearing on "Symphonic Live"), Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry of BLONDIE, CAMEL, RENAISSANCE and Dennis DeYoung (formerly of STYX). For ...

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