alter-bridge in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

DAVID LEE ROTH Explains His 'Part' In Designing EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic Red-And-White 'Frankenstrat' Motif

David Lee Roth has shared a seven-minute video in which he discusses how he was involved in the creation of the red-white-and-black-striped pattern Eddie Van Halen made famous on his "Frankenstein" guitar — and for which the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist has held the copyright since 2001. Roth made the video in an apparent response ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership From Argentina's CLUB ATLÉTICO TEMPERLEY

Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans has received an honorary lifetime membership from Club Atlético Temperley, an Argentine soccer club from the city of Temperley in greater Buenos Aires. Evans was also given his own personalized and genuine player shirt complete with the sponsors' logos and the number 10 made famous by Argentina's soccer legend Diego ...

Read more

Posted in: News

COHEED AND CAMBRIA Shares New Track 'Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)'

COHEED AND CAMBRIA has unveiled a new track titled "Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)". Available today on all streaming platforms, the song finds COHEED AND CAMBRIA channeling their progressive roots and is accompanied by a lyric video streaming now on the band's YouTube channel. COHEED AND CAMBRIA vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez elaborated on the genesis of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NORTHLANE Announces New Album 'Obsidian', Shares Video For New Song 'Echo Chamber'

Australia's heavy trailblazers NORTHLANE have revealed their daring new single, "Echo Chamber", lifted from their forthcoming sixth album, "Obsidian", set for release on April 1, 2022 via Believe. A bold expansion of the ever-evolving NORTHLANE sound, "Echo Chamber" is a fully immersive futuristic Matrix rave built around a compulsive beat that marries their signature bottom-heavy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KISS's GENE SIMMONS To Appear On TalkShopLive For 45th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Destroyer'

Gene Simmons will participate in a live interview on the livestreaming social selling online network TalkShopLive to promote deluxe versions of the band's 45th anniversary edition of "Destroyer". The KISS bassist and co-vocalist will go live on talkshop.live on November 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Fans who watch the candid, exclusive interview can purchase the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON Has 'A Couple Of More' Songwriting Sessions Left To Do For His Debut Solo Album

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for his long-in-the-works debut solo album. He said: "I'll start writing again after this [SEVENDUST] tour. I've got a couple of more sessions I wanna do, a couple of people I'd like to write ...

Read more

Posted in: News

UNDEROATH Teams Up With GHOSTEMANE On New Single 'Cycle'

UNDEROATH has unleashed "Cycle", the latest single from the band's upcoming album "Voyeurist", due out January 14 on Fearless Records. For the song, the band collaborated with Ghostemane after discovering they were mutual fans of each other's work. The result is a mix of pulsating aggression and infectious hooks that find vocalists Spencer Chamberlain and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Changed Everything'

Yngwie Malmsteen has once again praised Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist "changed everything." The 58-year-old Swedish axeman, who is promoting his latest album, "Parabellum", discussed Eddie's impact on guitar playing during a live YouTube chat with fans on Thursday (October 21). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What can you say ...

Read more

Posted in: News

A View From The Top Of The World - DREAM THEATER

DREAM THEATER's most recent album, 2019's "Distance over Time", showcased a band that was gracefully aging, three decades into its career. The record was a retreat from the grandiose prog ambitions of 2016's "The Astonishing". The final result was an infectiously heavy record that showed off strong musical chops while also being the group's most ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

How DAVE GROHL Almost Joined GWAR

Dave Grohl has revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he was in serious contention to join GWAR as a drummer back when he was a teenage drum prodigy living in the suburbs of Washington D.C. "GWAR were looking for a drummer," says Grohl. "And I talked to their guitar player Dewey ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MARK TREMONTI: CREED Reunion Is 'Just Not Doable' Right Now

Mark Tremonti says that a reunion of CREED is not possible right now. More than a year ago, CREED updated its Facebook profile with an old photo, igniting rumors of the multi-platinum act's imminent return. Mark, who is promoting the fifth album from his solo band TREMONTI, "Marching In Time", discussed the chances of a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TREMONTI Releases Official Lyric Video For 'Now And Forever'

World-renowned guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti will release the fifth album from his solo band TREMONTI, titled "Marching In Time", on September 24 via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the LP's fourth single, "Now And Forever", can be seen below. The clip emerges in visually captivating black and white, providing the perfect backdrop to the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IN FLAMES/Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Teams Up With JACKSON For Pro Series Signature Soloist Models

Jackson has announced the launch of The Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist, a collaboration between the brand and the renowned IN FLAMES heavy metal guitarist Chris Broderick encapsulating his personal take on the classic Soloist model. Created for guitar players seeking an instrument loaded with premium features, these all-new pro series signature models ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROSS THE BOSS Once Again Apologizes For Calling MANOWAR's New Music 'Terrible' And Referring To JOEY DEMAIO As A 'Scumbag'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has once again apologized for his disparaging comments about the band in a recent interview, saying that he takes "full responsibility" for the words that came out of his mouth. A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings Of ...

Read more

Posted in: News