NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen calls SLAYER a ‘Dreadful Band’

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen recently spoke with Metal Hammer for the mag’s regular feature called “The Metal Test”, where she was asked what the most metal album she ever owned was. Jansen responded: “I mainly listen to metal, so they are all metal albums. But the most metal? Some would say SLAYER, but I think they’re a dreadful band....

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler joins Jim Gillette to reunite NITRO

Founding NITRO members Michael Angelo Batio (guitar), and Jim Gillette (vocals), have joined forces with LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler to officially announce the band’s return. “I’m not sure who keeps giving my phone number to the most talented musicians on the planet, but I couldn’t be more thrilled!” says Adler. “I used to wonder what a metal...

Canadian cops threaten drunk drivers with NICKELBACK

Police in Canada have threatened holiday drunk drivers by threatening those who do so to listen to NICKELBACK while locked in the back of a squad car. The Kensington Police Service recently shared a photo of NICKELBACK’s “Silver Side Up” album alongside a message encouraging people to plan to use a designated driver or cabs when going out, and...

RATT expels Bobby Blotzer from partnership; PEARCY, DEMARTINI, CROUCIER claim band name

Original RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini have taken control of the band’s name after a judge ruled against drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by using the RATT name and logo to advertise his band RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER back in the fall 2015. On top of that,...

A PERFECT CIRCLE may return with new music in 2017

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel and singer Maynard James Keenan recently gave an interview on Monday night (November 21) in Los Angeles, and said that A PERFECT CIRCLE has been working on new music and will tour in 2017. Keenan added that the band will also perform at the Hollywood Bowl on May 7, 2017. Howerdel was moderating...

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Loaded Radio talks with TODD KERNS from AGE OF ELECTRIC and SLASH’s solo band

The latest edition of the Loaded Radio ‘IN YER FACE’ Podcast is now available to listen to featuring Scott Penfold in conversation with AGE OF ELECTRIC singer/guitarist Todd Kerns.  Todd is also SLASH’s current bass player in his solo project ‘SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and the CONSPIRATORS’. AGE OF ELECTRIC formed in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1989 featuring Todd along...

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen calls SLAYER a ‘Dreadful Band’

Posted 01 Dec 2016 in Uncategorized
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NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen recently spoke with Metal Hammer for the mag’s regular feature called “The Metal Test”, where she was asked what the most metal album she ever owned was. Jansen responded: “I mainly listen to metal, so they are all metal albums. But the most metal? Some would say SLAYER, but I think they’re a dreadful band. Unbelievably boring. Terrible. Apparently it’s not metal to say that, but it’s a personal opinion.” Jansen revealed back in September that she was four months pregnant along with her partner, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl. Jansen recently shot down speculation that NIGHTWISH’s upcoming year-long break in 2017 had something to do with tension between members of the band. The vocalist...

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler joins Jim Gillette to reunite NITRO

Posted 01 Dec 2016 in Uncategorized
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Founding NITRO members Michael Angelo Batio (guitar), and Jim Gillette (vocals), have joined forces with LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler to officially announce the band’s return. “I’m not sure who keeps giving my phone number to the most talented musicians on the planet, but I couldn’t be more thrilled!” says Adler. “I used to wonder what a metal band would sound like with all the cheat codes unlocked, and, well, I don’t wonder about that anymore. “I’m blown away by the modern sound and groove in the material. The chaos has been harnessed and it’s incredibly heavy.” States Batio: “I can’t wait to get onstage with these guys! Inspirational is an understatement.” Adds Gillette: “I’m honored to be...

Canadian cops threaten drunk drivers with NICKELBACK

Posted 30 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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Police in Canada have threatened holiday drunk drivers by threatening those who do so to listen to NICKELBACK while locked in the back of a squad car. The Kensington Police Service recently shared a photo of NICKELBACK’s “Silver Side Up” album alongside a message encouraging people to plan to use a designated driver or cabs when going out, and reminding them police will be out “looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive.” It reads: “When we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the office’s copy of NICKELBACK in...

RATT expels Bobby Blotzer from partnership; PEARCY, DEMARTINI, CROUCIER claim band name

Posted 30 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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Original RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini have taken control of the band’s name after a judge ruled against drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by using the RATT name and logo to advertise his band RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER back in the fall 2015. On top of that, the judge also decided that the corporation called ‘WBS, Inc.’, of which Blotzer and DeMartini were thought to be the sole shareholders, did not in fact own the RATT name and brand , as they were still owned by the members who were part of the original RATT partnership agreement, being Pearcy, Croucier, DeMartini and Blotzer. Under a 1985 written...

Stephen Pearcy says ‘The Real RATT’ will be back in 2017

Posted 29 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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Singer Stephen Pearcy has announced “the return of the real RATT” in 2017.  It is assumed that Pearcy is referring to himself along with fellow original members guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. According to news sources, ‘A recent court ruling decided in Croucier’s favor over RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by using the RATT name and logo to advertise his band RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER back in the fall 2015. In addition, the judge decided that the corporation WBS, Inc., of which Blotzer and DeMartini were thought to be the sole shareholders, and which Blotzer has claimed owns the RATT name and brand, did not have ownership interest in the...

A PERFECT CIRCLE may return with new music in 2017

Posted 24 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel and singer Maynard James Keenan recently gave an interview on Monday night (November 21) in Los Angeles, and said that A PERFECT CIRCLE has been working on new music and will tour in 2017. Keenan added that the band will also perform at the Hollywood Bowl on May 7, 2017. Howerdel was moderating the discussion with Keenan, who is doing a book tour in support of his new memoir, “A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things”. A PERFECT CIRCLE has very quiet when it comes to recording new music for the last decade, with the exception of the song “By And Down” which was released back in 2013. The band did some touring from...

Turns out NIKKI SIXX is not a STEEL PANTHER fan

Posted 22 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx recently said that he doesn’t care for STEEL PANTHER, the ‘glam metal’ jokesters from Los Angeles, California, who’s onstage personas blatantly parody the stereotypical 1980s “glam metal” lifestyle. NIkki Sixx spoke with Australia’s Music Feeds and said that he just can’t get into STEEL PANTHER’s music. “You know, it’s not my thing,” he says. “That’s just me personally. I don’t know. It doesn’t feel… I guess a lot of people think it’s funny and they’re kind of a joke band and that’s cool. But that’s not my cup of tea. I kind of take my music a little more seriously.” STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr said in an 2015 interview that...

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Loaded Radio talks with TODD KERNS from AGE OF ELECTRIC and SLASH’s solo band

Posted 21 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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The latest edition of the Loaded Radio ‘IN YER FACE’ Podcast is now available to listen to featuring Scott Penfold in conversation with AGE OF ELECTRIC singer/guitarist Todd Kerns.  Todd is also SLASH’s current bass player in his solo project ‘SLASH featuring MYLES KENNEDY and the CONSPIRATORS’. AGE OF ELECTRIC formed in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1989 featuring Todd along with guitarist Ryan Dahle, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. AOE were a commercially successful Canadian rock band of the mid-90s. Their commercial breakthrough came with their independent EP Ugly in 1993, which spawned several hits and set the stage for the major label release of The AGE OF ELECTRIC in 1995. The band then regrouped for Make a...

METALLICA release the official video for LEMMY tribute song ‘Murder One’

Posted 17 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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METALLICA’s video for the song “Murder One” can be seen below. The clip was directed by Robert Valley, who has built his reputation as a much-wanted hired-gun on other people’s projects, from the GORILLAZ music videos to the “Tron: Uprising” series. “Murder One” is is a tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister and uses many of his songtitles in the lyrics. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield stated about the track: “‘Murder One’ was the name of amplifier, his favorite amp on stage. And I loved being murdered every night by that thing, man. He was just such an icon, such an inspiration to us as a band. There’s certainly no way we’d be around if there was no...

Devildriver premiere the official video for ‘Trust No One’

Posted 16 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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DEVILDRIVER have premiered the official video for the song “Trust No One” which can be seen below. The video was filmed during the band’s set at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in Devore, California at the end of September. “DEVILDRIVER is a California band and we were honored to be part of the return of Ozzfest in California, where it all began,” said DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara. “I’m thankful to Sharon and Ozzy and everyone in the Osbourne camp that DEVILDRIVER was allowed to shoot a live video that day! The sun was blazing hot on a clear afternoon and the crowd went insane as soon as we took the stage. The pit was giant for us and it was killer...

MAX CAVALERA talks about rediscovering SEPULTURA’s ‘Roots’ album

Posted 15 Nov 2016 in Uncategorized
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Former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera spoke to Peavey about the “Return To Roots” North American tour during which he and his brother Igor (former SEPULTURA drummer) are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the band’s classic album “Roots” by performing the album in its entirety. Max spoke about the making of ‘Roots’, saying: “‘Roots’ was an album that I started myself. I was already doing four-track recordings at the time, which I actually started at the end of ‘Arise’ . At the end of the ‘Arise’ tour, I bought a four-track machine, and I started traveling with that and writing on the road. And I wrote a lot for ‘Chaos A.D.’ — ‘Refuse/Resist’, ‘Territory’, a lot of those were...

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