Metal News Recap – Week of October 18, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of October 18, 2014

Last month, Kiss’s Gene Simmons told Esquire.com that “rock is finally dead”. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was among Gene’s peers who spoke out after the piece ran, telling BamMagazine.com, “I think he's right in the sense that this whole era of rock and roll has dwindled down to literally a cottage industry...I think that that era of rock bands playing to sold-out arenas and ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of October 11, 2014

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AC/DC’s just released a new song called “Play Ball” from the upcoming album, Rock Or Bust (due out on December 2). Here’s your first look at the cover art, too. Gene Simmons of Kiss recently ate a piece of a hamburger off the floor of LAX. Ew. In his defense, it WAS a piece of his own burger, and it was under the five-second rule. Check him out flaunting his ... [read more]

Dee Snider: NEW Music On The Way

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On the way in spring 2015: Rock and Roll Ain't Dead - Dee Snider Essentials 1983-2015, a new compilation that will feature music from all of Dee’s projects over the years including Twisted Sister, Widowmaker, Desperado, Van Helsing's Curse and Dee Does Broadway. AND three brand-new songs...his first in over 20 years. “My writing partner (and inspiration, really) is an ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of October 4, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of October 4, 2014

Last week, 61-year-old AC/DC rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young officially left the band, a decision made after an undisclosed but reportedly very serious illness. This week, it was widely reported in Australian newspapers that that Malcolm is suffering from dementia, which can cover a broad category of brain diseases that cause the permanent loss of the ability ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 28, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 28, 2014

It’s official: AC/DC rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young has left the group. Young, who is 61, has been battling an undisclosed and very serious illness for the past year. Stepping into his shoes is nephew Stevie Young, who’s played with the band off and on throughout the years. The band also announced plans to release its first album in six years, Rock or Bust, ... [read more]

Interview – Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest on his Favorite Album ‘Defenders of the Faith’

Interview – Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest on his Favorite Album ‘Defenders of the Faith’

Co-host Jimmy Kay from Canada’s ‘The Metal Voice’ recently spoke to Judas Priest’s guitarist Richie Faulkner prior to the band beginning their North American tour. When asked about Faulkner’s Favorite Priest Album, he replied, “ Defenders of the Faith, that one to me for some reason resonates more. I like when music takes you to another place, a different time or a ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 21, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 21, 2014

Hell Yes! – A new album from SLASH is here! The World is about to get a lot hotter with WORLD ON FIRE: The new album from SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. It comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock ‘n’ roll that takes no prisoners. It’s the follow-up to their 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, and it will kick your ass! “We’ve been ... [read more]

Metal News Recap – Week of September 14, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 14, 2014

Comedienne extraordinaire Joan Rivers died this past Thursday, September 4, following a minor surgical procedure several days prior. She was mourned by her peers the world over, and was remembered in social media posts by the rock community: Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently underwent surgery to repair a double hernia. He talked openly about it on ... [read more]