Here’s your first look at the cover art for Black Sabbath’s upcoming studio album, 13, due out on June 11th. Don’t miss the teaser video (with new music!) for the cover’s reveal, too!
Don’t miss Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna absolutely nailing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before last Friday’s Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic game.
Headbangin’ parents of mini metalheads have it made. Check out the cool lullaby-type of metal you can lull your baby ‘banger to. Little Headbangers: Hair Metal Goes Lullaby Vol. 2. is out, and it includes soothing, peaceful and comforting new versions of songs originally done by Ozzy, Kix, Dokken, Cinderella, Lita Ford, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Def Leppard and more.
Have a listen to ‘em all!
On the way: Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star’s newest, Lullaby Versions Of Guns N’ Roses, is out on April 30th. Have a listen to “Sweet Child Of Mine”. No nodding off and screaming for milk!
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx says his 2007 memoir, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star, is currently in development to become a Broadway play. Said Nikki to the New York Post, “It’s not gonna be Mamma Mia.”
He added, “We’re moving quickly [and are] close to casting.” Sixx says Heroin Diaries was culled from real journals he kept in the late ‘80s when his heroin addiction was peaking. Former Crue frontman John Corabi once said he found it “hard to believe” that someone could do heroin then have the foresight to “write everything down,” and former Crue producer Tom Werman called Diaries “stunningly inaccurate” and “a pipe dream,” saying the events in the book were “needle-induced fantasies of an attention-starved junkie.” Ouch.
Iron Maiden will be blazing a path through the U.S. en route to perform at Rock In Rio in Brazil later this summer. The string of just-announced U.S. dates will feature special guests Megadeth and kicks off with a first-ever concert stop in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the opening show on September 3. Check out all the dates on the HOH website.
Guess you won’t have to wonder about White Lion putting out a new album anytime soon. In a recent interview, singer Mike Tramp said, “I don’t want to do White Lion no more. I didn’t wanna do White Lion after the band broke up, because the sound of White Lion represents who Mike Tramp was at that time. Even though I am out now playing some acoustic versions of White Lion songs, it’s different [because] I’m a completely different person.
I would not say ‘no’ if Vito [Bratta, guitarist] called me up and [wanted to] do a project or something like [Jimmy] Page and [Robert] Plant and they do something different. But the second you call it White Lion, you want Mike Tramp to sound like he was in 1987, and I can’t be like that…We have our times. There are some artists who don’t understand that; they keep trying to be the same. But you do change as you grow older.”
What would former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar have to say to Eddie Van Halen after all the turmoil he went through with the band? He was asked just that in an interview with Vegas Rocks! publisher Sally Steele in a recent interview.
Responded Sammy, “Well, right now I’d say, ‘Wow. Great. I’ve seen some pictures of you recently. You look like you’re healthy and doing great. I’m really proud of you and I’d like to see you continue doing that. Here’s my phone number. Call me up if you wanna hang and just have some fun and goof off.’ And whatever that led to. I wouldn’t say, ‘Hey, let’s get together and do it again,’ because you would have to do that slow, because I would never do it again under the last circumstances. But I would do it again under different circumstances. So it’d be like that. And then I would also say, ‘And also here’s Mikey’s [former VH bassist Michael Anthony] phone numbers with mine [laughs].’”
Have a listen to “Cold”, the new single from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of Queensryche. The band’s new album, Frequency Unknown, is due out on April 23rd.