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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform At Chicago's RIOT FEST

SLIPKNOT closed out Riot Fest, one of Chicago's best independent homegrown events, at Douglass Park on Sunday (September 19). Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The Riot Fest show came two weeks after SLIPKNOT played its first concert in 18 months on September 4 at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. ...

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Guitar Virtuoso MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Joins SMASHING PUMPKINS On Stage At RIOT FEST (Video)

Guitar virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio joined SMASHING PUMPKINS on stage this past Friday (September 17) at Riot Fest in Chicago to perform the set-closing song "United States". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Riot Fest marked SMASHING PUMPKINS' first concert of the pandemic era and their first full performance since August ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Pays Tribute To Liberal Icon RUTH BADER GINSBURG With 'Army Of Me' Video

Longtime QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright will release his debut solo album, "Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky", in early 2022. A video trailer for the LP's first single, a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk's 1995 hit "Army Of Me", is available below. The song and the accompanying clip represent Wright's exploration of disorder and parallels with ...

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RUDY SARZO Defends SHARON OSBOURNE Against Accusations Of Racism

Rudy Sarzo has has dismissed as untrue allegations of racism on the part of Sharon Osbourne. This past March, journalist Yashar Ali published a report alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager referred to her former "The Talk" co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes," citing multiple unnamed sources, including another former "The Talk" ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT's ROGER MIRET Reveals His Cancer Is In Remission

Earlier this year, AGNOSTIC FRONT vocalist Roger Miret was diagnosed with cancer. A long road of tests and diagnoses led to a complex surgery and lengthy hospital stay. Even though the surgery was complicated, the results were extremely positive. The cancer was successfully removed and Roger is now in complete remission and all signs of ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Clarifies His FAUCI Comments, Says 'People Should Get Vaccinated'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has clarified his recent comments about Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly changing his COVID-19 recommendations. Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, has received criticism from Republican leaders throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with some of them asking him to resign over his handling of COVID-19. On September 3, Owens, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Blasts 'Evil, Self-Serving Politicians' In Florida And Texas For Being 'More Interested In Getting Re-Elected Than Saving Lives'

Gene Simmons says that the situation with COVID-19 has become so " life-threatening" that he favors vaccine mandates. As cases rise nationwide due to the high number of unvaccinated Americans and the highly transmissible delta variant of the novel coronavirus, the KISS bassist/vocalist says that he supports mandatory vaccines as a potential solution. Gene, whose ...

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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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MARK TREMONTI On MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album: 'It Put A Big Smile On My Face When I Heard It'

ALTER BRIDGE guitarist and TREMONTI frontman Mark Tremonti has praised the debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo band of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfgang played bass on TREMONTI's "Cauterize" and "Dust" albums and was part of TREMONTI's touring band in 2013. Speaking about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Mammoth WVH", Mark ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Cancels 2021 Tour Due To COVID-19 Concerns

NINE INCH NAILS has scrapped all of its previously announced shows for 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trent Reznor-led band shared the news of the cancelation in an announcement on social media earlier today (Thursday, August 19). "It is with great regret that we are canceling all NIN appearances for the remainder of ...

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SLIPKNOT Joins RIOT FEST 2021 Lineup

With NINE INCH NAILS cancelling all 2021 tour dates, including this year's Riot Fest, the festival is unveiling a wave of announcements bound to excite anyone planning on attending. In addition to three major headliner additions, festival organizers are announcing a second batch of Riot Fest Late Night shows this Friday, September 20, which will ...

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Watch FATES WARNING Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Perform With Country Legend GEORGE STRAIT In Las Vegas

FATES WARNING and Sebastian Bach drummer Bobby Jarzombek performed with George Strait during the legendary country music artist's two-night stand at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. Fan-filmed video footage of the concerts can be seen below. Jarzombek joined Strait's nine-member ACE IN THE HOLE band earlier this year. The group includes ...

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Degenerations - DISKORD

Death metal has multiplied and evolved with ferocious force over the decades, and it continues to spew up new and determinedly brain-mangling strains. DISKORD have been an intermittent force for death metal weirdness for over 20 years, but their recorded output has never exhibited the slightest inclination toward escaping the underground. As a result, the ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer PAUL SHORTINO Says He Beat COVID-19 After Taking Anti-Parasite Drug Not Recommended By FDA

Former QUIET RIOT and current ROUGH CUTT singer Paul Shortino claims that he beat COVID-19 by taking ivermectin, a cheap, widely available, anti-parasitic drug that has been touted by some on social media as a COVID-19 "miracle cure." While there are approved uses for ivermectin in people, including for the treatment of some parasitic worms, ...

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QUIET RIOT's CHUCK WRIGHT On RUDY SARZO's Return: 'I've Supported' The Band 'For 40 Years And Will Continue To Do So'

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has made his first public comments since the announcement that the band's former bassist, Rudy Sarzo, will be returning to the group after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary "Metal Health" lineup. He played bass on the "Metal Health" album, which sold ...

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JOYOUS WOLF Shares Video For New Song 'Fearless'

Southern California quartet JOYOUS WOLF has created its own hybrid of hard-driving rock 'n' roll, soul, blues, and alternative music. As such, they have steadily built their reputation as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the burgeoning scene. Mixing majestic riffs with soulful vocals, undeniable swagger, and the kind of hair-on-fire live performances that leave ...

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