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GRETA VAN FLEET Postpones European Tour

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET have been forced to postpone their European tour after singer Josh Kiszka failed to cover from the upper respiratory infection which led to the earlier cancelation of the band's dates in Australia. In a statement on Facebook, the band said: "Dear European fans, we have some sincerely unfortunate news regarding ...

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QUIET RIOT Is In The Studio Recording New Album

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has confirmed to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" that the band is working on the follow-up to 2017's "Road Rage" album for a tentative late 2019 or early 2020 release. "We are in the studio right now recording new original material," he said (hear audio below). As for a possible ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE Calls It Quits

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE, the project featuring GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola, has called it quits. The group, which also featured Brian Carpenter on bass and Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone on vocals, released its second album, "The Shape Of Blues To Come", last July via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The news of THE APOCALYPSE BLUES ...

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CREED Singer SCOTT STAPP Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist Scott Stapp. One of rock's biggest names, Stapp is known as frontman for CREED (over 50 million albums sold worldwide), and for his work as a solo artist who released the platinum-certified "The Great Divide" (2005) and "Proof Of Life" (2013), which ...

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OCEANHOARSE Releases First Single With New Singer JOONAS KOSONEN

Helsinki-based heavy metal quartet OCEANHOARSE has issued a new single called "Death Row Center". The song marks the band's first release with singer Joonas Kosonen, who joined OCEANHOARSE last year. Guitarist Ben Varon (ex-AMORAL) states: "When Joonas joined the band in October, we started to work on several new songs as it was clear that ...

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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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TRANSPORT LEAGUE To Release 'A Million Volt Scream' Album

Swedish metallers TRANSPORT LEAGUE have signed a deal with Mighty Music. The band's eighth album, "A Million Volt Scream", will be released later in the year. Formed in 1994, TRANSPORT LEAGUE soon made its mark on the scene with its debut album, "Stallion Showcase". Two and a half decades and half a dozen albums later, ...

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LAST IN LINE Members Discuss Making Of 'II' Album (Video)

In the eight-minute video below, the four members of LAST IN LINE — guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, vocalist Andrew Freeman and bassist Phil Soussan — give you insight into the making of their "II" album. "II" will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new ...

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DANKO JONES Releases Music Video For 'Dance Dance Dance'

Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has unveiled the Amir Chamdin-directed music video for its latest single, "Dance Dance Dance". The clip can be seen below. Chamdin, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker who has previously helmed videos for the likes of GHOST and THE HELLACOPTERS, shot "Dance Dance Dance" last month in Stockholm and created something ...

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SKINLAB Announces New Drummer, Begins Recording New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have entered the studio with producer Ulrich Wild to begin recording their new album. The disc will mark the band's recording debut with new drummer Fabian Vestod, who joined SKINLAB last year following the exit of the group's longtime drummer Paul Hopkins. SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel said: "Fabian, ...

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PHIL SOUSSAN Says STEVE STEVENS Turned Out To Be 'A Bit Of A Snake In The Grass' During Making Of VINCE NEIL's 'Exposed' Album

During a brand new interview with Love Is Pop, former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan talked about his contributions to Vince Neil's debut solo album, 1993's "Exposed". Despite the fact that he co-wrote five of the 11 songs on the MÖTLEY CRÜE singer's disc, Soussan isn't credited with ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Guest On Debut Album From OVER IT ALL Feat. LAMB OF GOD, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, SWORN ENEMY Members

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has recorded a guest solo for the upcoming debut album from OVER IT ALL. OVER IT ALL consists of LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe, ANIMALS AS LEADERS guitarist Javier Reyes, SWORN ENEMY guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci, 33 & West booking agency co-founder JJ ...

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WHITECHAPEL: 'When A Demon Defiles A Witch' Video Released

On March 29, Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their seventh full-length album, "The Valley", via Metal Blade Records. The official Mathis Arnell-directed music video for the latest single from the disc, "When A Demon Defiles A Witch", can be seen below. Produced once again by Mark Lewis (CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) ...

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JAKE E. LEE's RED DRAGON CARTEL: 'Speedbag' Video

The official video for the song "Speedbag" from RED DRAGON CARTEL, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee, can be seen below. The track is taken from RED DRAGON CARTEL's sophomore album, "Patina", which was released in November via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to RED DRAGON CARTEL's eponymous ...

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IRON MAIDEN Takes IGN Behind The Scenes On Huge, Game-Inspired 'Legacy Of The Beast' World Tour (Video)

In advance of the 2019 North, Central and South American legs of IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy Of The Beast" world tour, gaming and entertainment giant IGN was granted unique behind-the-scenes access at several shows during the band's 2018 European run. Unveiling the story of how one of music's most iconic global names took inspiration from their ...

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MACHINE HEAD Is Laying Down 'Some New Heaviness'

MACHINE HEAD has uploaded a short Instagram Story video of the band recording new music in the studio. Frontman and founder Robb Flynn said the group was "laying down some tracks" that he referred to as "new heaviness," but did not offer any more details on when the songs will be released to the public. ...

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