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SUICIDE SILENCE Completes Work On Sixth Album

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have completed work on their sixth studio album. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). A 2020 release date is expected. SUICIDE SILENCE's latest, self-titled album came out in February 2017 ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: New 50-Song Solo Album Due In February

Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is currently recording a new 50-song solo album that will be released on February 3, the guitarist's 50th birthday. Kotzen first teased the release in an August 25 video he posted to Instagram. "I haven't been posting much because I've been busy in the studio working on ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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Hear RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY And JANE'S ADDICTION's DAVE NAVARRO Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Lack Of Communication'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro performed an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Lack Of Communication" during an appearance earlier today (Monday, October 7) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". You can now listen to their rendition below. A short time after the program aired, Navarro shared an Instagram photo of him ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Cancels Shows To Focus On New Studio Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the cancelation of three European shows, as well as a concert in Tel Aviv, "due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production" for the band's upcoming album. CRADLE OF FILTH said in a statement: "Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that ...

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GENE SIMMONS: First Post-Surgery Photo Available

Gene Simmons's wife has confirmed that he underwent a successful kidney stones surgery earlier this week. The KISS bassist/vocalist was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. According to TMZ, the non-invasive operation only took about an hour to complete and involved ...

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LARS ULRICH Is 'Thinking About' His 'Brother' JAMES HETFIELD

Lars Ulrich says that he is "thinking about" his "brother" James Hetfield, just days after the METALLICA frontman revealed he was returning to a rehab program. Last Friday, METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand was called off so that Hetfield could enter rehab to battle his addictions. The trek was slated to kick off ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist RICHARD BRUNELLE Dead At 55

Former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle has died, his family has confirmed. He passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55. The news of Richard's death was broken by his sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele. She wrote on Facebook: "This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Voices'

Norway's avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their new album, "True North", on September 27 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2016's "Winter Thrice" was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Voices", can be seen below. The clip was ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'The Conjuring' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Praises Teenage Climate Activist GRETA THUNBERG: You Are 'Our Modern-Day JOAN OF ARC'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale has praised Greta Thunberg as "our modern-day Joan of Arc," saying that the teenage climate activist is "sitting at a round table of young women who have inspired and shaped humanity." The Swedish teenager has gained international media attention in recent months for her outspoken activism on climate change, including delivering an ...

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Watch SCOTT IAN's 8-Year-Old Son Play Guitar With FOO FIGHTERS

Revel Young Ian, the eight-year-old son of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, joined the FOO FIGHTERS on stage this past Friday, September 20 at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky to perform "Everlong" on guitar. Scott shared video footage of the performance on his Instagram, writing in an accompanying message: "Proudest dad moment ever? ...

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SEPULTURA Completes Recording New Album

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have completed recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR and DRAGONFORCE, among others. SEPULTURA ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Steps Out Front For New Solo Single, 'With You...'

After rocking the world with MTV hair band TRIXTER for three decades, former New Jersey resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock-star-turned-adult-contemporary-solo-artist's latest release, "With You..." , is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes ...

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