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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 50th-Anniversary Tour: 'We'll Be Pulling Out Some Songs That We've Never, Ever Played Before'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Lana Morgan of Milwaukee's 102.9 The Hog radio station about the band's plans for its 50th-anniversary tour, which will launch next spring/summer. Asked if PRIEST will play any rarely performed songs during the trek, Halford said (hear audio below): "Yes, we are. All the way from 'Rocka Rolla' ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' FLEA Comments On JOHN FRUSCIANTE's Return

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea has commented on the return of guitarist John Frusciante and the departure of the latter's replacement, Josh Klinghoffer, after 10 years. Less than two weeks ago, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS announced that they were parting ways with Klinghoffer, who played on the band's last two studio albums, 2011's "I'm ...

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Havoc At The Midnight Hour - AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR

Metalheads are well catered for these days. If you want to listen to bright and shiny modern stuff, there's plenty of that available, and, if you want to pretend that the '90s never happened, you can do that too. AGGRESSIVE PERFECTOR are firmly in the latter camp, of course: naming yourself after an early SLAYER ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Is Working On 'Liar' Memoir

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland is working on a memoir with the help of Thom Hazaert, who recently co-authored MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's "More Life With Deth". The book is titled "Liar: Truth, Highs, And Consequences", and will tentatively be released sometime in 2020, in partnership with Combat Records and Ellefson Books. It will also ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer JOHN CORABI Says DONALD TRUMP's Impeachment Has 'Divided Us Even Further'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has weighed in on President Donald Trump's impeachment, saying that all politicians are "whiny bitches that are getting nothing done for you and I." On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of his office and obstruction of Congress. Trump is only the ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Says U.K. Election Result Is 'A Wake-Up Call For Us'

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has weighed in on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party's resounding victory in the United Kingdom's general elections on Thursday, saying that he believes that "this election result is a wake-up call for us." Johnson has repeatedly said that the Conservatives reclaiming their majority in Parliament will "get Brexit ...

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BLACK SWAN Feat. JEFF PILSON, ROBIN MCAULEY, REB BEACH And MATT STARR: 'Shake The World' Album Due In February

BLACK SWAN, the new band featuring bassist Jeff Pilson (DOKKEN, FOREIGNER), vocalist Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR), guitarist Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Matt Starr (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY), will release its debut album, "Shake The World", on February 14, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc's lead single and music video for ...

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THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of Entire November 2019 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on November 29 at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:00:24 Bark At The Moon ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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IHSAHN Says His Side Project With TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Is 'Finally Coming Together'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan). You can watch the entire chat below (the interview starts at the 11:30 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was deliberate that his 2016 "Arktis" studio album and 2018's "Àmr" sound different from one ...

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Watch BRUCE DICKINSON Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson performed last night (Friday, November 21) at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also appearing at the event were conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony ...

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