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DON DOKKEN Says At Least One Musician In Every Band He Has Talked To In Last Four Months Has Contracted COVID-19

DOKKEN leader Don Dokken and recently talked to his good friend, infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin, about COVID-19, getting vaccinated and when we can expect to return to concerts. You can watch the 80-minute chat below. Speaking about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Don said: "[It's] bad timing because of the government change ...

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QUIET RIOT Singer JIZZY PEARL Criticizes Virtual Concerts: 'The Constant Pandering For Money Doesn't Look Good'

QUIET RIOT and LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl has criticized musicians for hosting livestreams on social media or via other platforms as a way of capturing revenue from their performances since the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out artists' touring revenues. With concert promoters forced to suspend or delay the majority of their schedule for as long ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Officially Exits THE DEAD DAISIES

Deen Castronovo has officially left THE DEAD DAISIES. The drummer announced his exit from the group two days after THE DEAD DAISIES' publicist revealed that Tommy Clufetos (BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, TED NUGENT, ALICE COOPER) will rejoin THE DEAD DAISIES when they hit the road in support of their new album, "Holy Ground". ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Opens Up About His Use Of Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Don't Wanna Bulls**t Anybody'

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has opened up about his use of using backing tracks for certain songs during his live performances, saying he doesn't "wanna bullshit anybody." In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Officially 40 Years Old Today

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was January 17, 1981 when Nikki Sixx first jammed with Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon. Leon left, Mick Mars and Vince Neil were recruited. The rest, as they say, is history… Commented Sixx: "In 'Kickstart My Heart', the lyrics say, 'When ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says He Is 'Really Confident' 'Stadium Tour' Will Happen In 2021 'If They Get The Vaccine Rolled Out'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen spoke to the "Jeremy White Podcast" about the postponement of the band's "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS to the summer of 2021. "The Stadium Tour" was scheduled to kick off June 18, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida and run ...

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Rockers React To Pro-TRUMP Protesters Storming Capitol Hill: 'This Is Next-Level Insanity'

Paul Stanley (KISS), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Otep Shamaya (OTEP), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES) and Danko Jones are among the musicians who have reacted ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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GODSMACK's SHANNON LARKIN Says Feud With MÖTLEY CRÜE Was Caused By 'Conflict Of Ego' Between SULLY ERNA And NIKKI SIXX

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin says that he and his bandmates had "fun" on tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE, despite the fact that the two groups have engaged in a decade-long public feud. The tension between GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx began when they clashed during the 2009 "Crüe Fest 2" tour, ...

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MICHAEL MONROE: Official Documentary To Be Released In 2022

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" podcast, former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe discussed the status of the long-in-the-works documentary about his life. He said (see video below): "There was somebody who started making it some years ago, but it wasn't working out with the person, ...

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STEVE RILEY Says His Version Of L.A. GUNS 'Definitely Sounds Different' From PHIL LEWIS/TRACII GUNS Version

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its first album, also titled "Renegades", via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis, which issued two well-received albums, "The Missing Peace" and "The Devil You Know", plus the ...

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STEEL PANTHER Joined By FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO For 'You've Got Another Thing Comin'' Performance At St. Petersburg Concert (Video)

FOZZY singer Chris Jericho joined STEEL PANTHER on stage this past Friday (December 18) at Jannus Live in St Petersburg, Florida to perform the JUDAS PRIEST classic "You've Got Another Thing Comin'". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Jannus Live was the second of three shows STEEL PANTHER is scheduled to ...

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