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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Explains How He Ended Up With His Name

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Australia's "The Project" about his just-released memoir, "The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx". Available via Hachette Books, the book explores the Idaho-born Franklin Carlton Feranna's early childhood and troubled teenaged years before he ended up in Hollywood where he — under the names Nikki London, Nikki ...

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COREY TAYLOR, DAVE NAVARRO, PERRY FARRELL, BILLY IDOL, Others To Take Part In 'Above Ground' Benefit Concert

Guitarists Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL) and an all-star band are gearing up for the third "Above Ground" benefit concert on December 20 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. After sitting out 2020 because of COVID-19, Navarro and Morrison will be joined by a diverse group of special guests, including ...

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NHC Feat. TAYLOR HAWKINS, DAVE NAVARRO And CHRIS CHANEY: Lyric Video For 'Better Move On'

NHC, the new band featuring JANE'S ADDICTION members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney alongside FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, has released the official lyric video for the song "Better Move On". Check it out below. Hawkins and Chaney previously played together in Alanis Morisette's band in the mid-1990s and are bandmates in Hawkins's solo project, ...

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THE OFFSPRING Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of Music Video For 'The Opioid Diaries'

THE OFFSPRING has shared behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for "The Opioid Diaries". The song, which appears on the band's acclaimed, chart-topping tenth studio album "Let The Bad Times Roll", is part cautionary tale and part admonition, and takes aim squarely at the source of the opioid crisis that has devastated ...

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TOM MORELLO Says JANE'S ADDICTION 'Redeemed Hard Rock And Metal'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello was the guest on the debut episode of the "Tuna On Toast With Stryker" podcast. During his appearance, Morello offered up some high praise for JANE'S ADDICTION, declaring that the Perry Farrell-fronted group "redeemed hard rock and metal music." Morello first discovered JANE'S ADDICTION in the late 1980s. ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO's Wife CHLOE TRUJILLO Releases Her Second Studio Album, 'Mothers Of A New Nation'

Chloe Trujillo, wife of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, has just released her second studio album, "Mothers Of A New Nation", via Eleven Magic Music. The Parisian-born artist dropped seven of the LP's nine total tracks over the past year garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone, Metal Hammer and Hard Force. Veteran music producer/engineer Tommy Daughtery (Death ...

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GLENN HUGHES On Becoming Sober More Than Two Decades Ago: 'I Was Sick And Tired Of Waking Up Sick And Tired'

Legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, who has been clean and sober for more than two decades, was asked in a new interview with "The Chuck Schute Podcast" if there was anything someone could have said to him to get him to quit drinking sooner. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Trust me, everybody that loved me ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Embark On 2022 Global Stadium Tour

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have announced that they will embark on a global stadium tour in 2022. The news of the upcoming return to the live stage was broken via a fake-news comedy bit by KHOT channel personalities Johnson Hammerswaddle, Todd The Squirrel and Randy Raindrops — a.k.a. Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith — ...

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JASON NEWSTED Says His Comment About Not Having The 'Physicality' To Play With METALLICA Anymore Has Been Misinterpreted

Jason Newsted says that his comment about no longer having the "physicality" to play with a band like METALLICA has been misinterpreted. Back in February 2020, the 58-year-old musician, who left the San Francisco Bay Area metal giants two decades ago after a 15-year run with the group, discussed his exit from the band in ...

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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years have been unusually difficult and at ...

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CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE's Cause Of Death Revealed

CYNIC has shared a touching tribute to late bassist Sean Malone, who died on December 7, 2020. To commemorate Malone's legacy, CYNIC has released a never-before-heard recorded performance of the song "Integral" in which Malone performs fretless bass. "Integral" was originally released as a solo guitar and vocal track on CYNIC's "Re-Traced" EP. In addition, ...

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AEROSMITH's BRAD WHITFORD Subject Of New Photo Book From ROSS HALFIN

Rufus Publications has announced a new Ross Halfin book produced in collaboration with AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford. "Listen To Whitford" features over 300 pages from Ross Halfin's extensive AEROSMITH collection, shooting the band on stage and informally behind the scenes. Whitford joined AEROSMITH in 1971 and has helped shape the band's unique sound, making them ...

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Listen To JASON NEWSTED's Original Instrumental Which Formed The Basis Of METALLICA's Song 'My Friend Of Misery'

METALLICA has released a demo version of Jason Newsted's original bass instrumental containing ideas which were later incorporated into the song "My Friend Of Misery" from the band's self-titled 1991 album, better known as "The Black Album." "My Friend of Misery (From Jason's Riff Tapes)" is taken from the "Riffs & Demos" 2CD included in ...

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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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ADEMA Releases First Single In Nearly A Decade, 'Ready To Die'

ADEMA has released its first single in nearly a decade, "Ready To Die". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "360 Degrees Of Separation". After years of perseverance battling through bandmember changes, addiction, and various record labels, the band finally came together to write and release new music. "Ready To Die" is a ...

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COREY TAYLOR And Solo Band Don KISS Makeup For Springfield, Missouri Concert (Video)

Corey Taylor and his solo band donned KISS's signature black-and-white makeup for their concert last night (Monday, August 16) at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield, Missouri. Special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, were unable to perform for reasons that haven't been disclosed. Earlier today, the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman took ...

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