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SONS OF APOLLO Completes 'Intense Writing Session' For Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — is working on its second album. Portnoy wrote on his Facebook ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Listen To 'Part Of Me' Song

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the collaboration between ANTHRAX's Frank Bello and MEGADETH's David Ellefson — two virtuosic bass players who've anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time — has released another new song "Part Of Me". The track, which features a guest appearance by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss, is taken from ALTITUDES ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: How I Drink My Coffee

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who launched a boutique coffee brand called Ellefson Coffee Co. a few years ago, was asked in a recent interview with Wasted Attention how he likes to drink his coffee. "I've just kind of changed it [over the years]," he said (hear audio below). "At 54, I'm always keeping track of ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Video Recap Of 'Hysteria & More' Tour

DEF LEPPARD has released a video recap of the 2018 leg of the band's "Hysteria & More" tour of U.K. and Ireland, celebrating 31 years since the release of its seminal "Hysteria" album, which was played in its entirety in track order. The clip, which was created by Lee Ford and Ben McFarlane, can be ...

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DANKO JONES Releases Music Video For 'Burn In Hell'

The official music video for the song "Burn In Hell" from the acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES can be seen below. A swaggering dose of garage-filtered boogie rock, the track serves as the second preview of the group's as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released in the spring. Says the band: "We asked ...

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IN FLAMES: Lyric Video For 'I, The Mask' Title Track

The official lyric video for "I, The Mask", a brand new song from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's thirteenth studio album, which will be released on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The ...

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STEVE RILEY Says Classic Lineup Reunion Is 'Pretty Much The Only Thing Left For L.A. GUNS'

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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GARY HOEY To Release 'Neon Highway Blues' Album In March

Mascot Label Group and Gary Hoey have announced a March 15 global release date for "Neon Highway Blues" via Provogue Records. The album's eleven tracks display Hoey's confidence and assuredness alongside the freshness of someone who's still in the process of discovery and refinement. Hoey produced the album himself at his New Hampshire-based home studio, ...

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Listen To New BUCKCHERRY Song 'Bent'

"Bent", a new song from Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Warpaint", which will be released on March 8 via Century Media/RED Music. The 12-song disc, featuring 11 new BUCKCHERRY songs along with a cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At STEVEN TYLER's 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party' Benefiting JANIE'S FUND

Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler announced the return of his Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund, presented by Live Nation, on Sunday, February 10 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala promises to be an unforgettable night building off of the inaugural celebration in 2018. Featuring ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Perform In Lakeland, Florida During 'Basstory' Tour

Infernal TV has uploaded video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's December 15 appearance in Lakeland, Florida. The gig was part of Ellefson's "Basstory" tour, which combines solo bass performance with David's celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of rock 'n' roll. "Basstory" also ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announces Canadian Tour With TESLA

British rock 'n' roll icons DEF LEPPARD have announced a Canadian summer tour. The trek will kick off in Halifax on July 12 and end in Calgary on July 31. Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet TESLA will join DEF LEPPARD on tour. DEF LEPPARD fan presales will begin Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m. local ...

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STEVE RILEY Dismisses TRACII GUNS's Criticism Of His Playing As 'Sophomoric And Ridiculous'

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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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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