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FOO FIGHTERS On VINNIE PAUL: 'You Were One In A Million'

FOO FIGHTERS have commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. In a statement posted to their social-media sites, FOO FIGHTERS wrote: "Vinnie... to the man with the slickest kicks and the best vibe ALWAYS. You ...

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STONE SOUR To Release 'Hydrograd Deluxe Edition' In August

STONE SOUR has unveiled details of a deluxe release for its acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd". The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from "Hydrograd". Available for pre-order today along with a new exclusive t-shirt at StoneSour.com, the deluxe edition is highlighted by "Burn One Turn ...

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IN THIS MOMENT 'Didn't Have An Identity' Before 'Blood' Album

Martin TheSwedishLad conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth on June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of IN THIS MOMENT's sound since the band's 2005 inception, Brink said: "I think we both think ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Other Metal Bands Have Followed METALLICA's Path By Seeking Therapeutic Intervention

Robert Trujillo says that other bands have followed METALLICA's path by request therapeutic intervention when faced with personal turmoil. The San Francisco heavy metal giants' 2004 documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster", followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash ...

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Video: OZZY OSBOURNE Performs At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's June 8 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV). He was joined at the gig by his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards). The main North American leg ...

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GUS G. On Being Replaced By ZAKK WYLDE In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band: 'I Think Some People Were More Upset About It Than I Was'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G. has reiterated his claim that he was okay with being replaced by the returning Zakk Wylde in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. It was announced in April 2016 April that Wylde would be rejoining Ozzy's backing group for all his upcoming solo show dates. Osbourne's touring lineup also includes Rob "Blasko" ...

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WHITESNAKE Bassist's FROM THE EARTH Project Releases Debut EP

WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin has a new project of original material, dubbed FROM THE EARTH. The debut release is a six-song EP comprised of what Michael calls "heavy mellow rock music." The EP was recorded at FOO FIGHTERS' 606 Studios in Los Angeles and Water Music in New Jersey with Grammy Award-winning mixer/producer Warren Riker ...

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DEE SNIDER Says People Were 'Coming Out Of The Woodwork' To Take Part In 'For The Love Of Metal' Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says people were "coming out of the woodwork" to get involved in his forthcoming solo album, "For The Love Of Metal". Due on July 27 via Napalm Records, the disc — which was spearheaded, co-written and produced by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta — features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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