Interviews

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill says that the band’s Parkinson’s disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton is a “street fighter” who is “doing about as well as anybody given his condition.” Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in early 2018 he was going to sit […]

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke to The Metal Voice about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “For All Kings” album. “Everybody has their own collection of stuff,” he said (hear audio below). “And Scott [Ian, guitar], Charlie [Benante, drums] and I will get together in two and a half weeks and we will start putting songs together. At NAMM [show] week [in […]

DEF LEPPARD has released a video recap of the 2018 leg of the band’s “Hysteria & More”tour of U.K. and Ireland, celebrating 31 years since the release of its seminal “Hysteria” album, which was played in its entirety in track order. The clip, which was created by Lee Ford and Ben McFarlane, can be seen below. Essential listening for fans across the […]

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS “had to make” the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer “all the chances” to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee. Jabs spoke about the lineup change during an […]

On November 11, DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed by Gerry Kelly of BBC Radio Ulster. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked how he has managed to avoid getting any tattoos after playing in rock bands for more than three and a half decades, Vivian said: “I just don’t like that kind of thing. I’ve never been too […]

Former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke says that performing with the band’s partially reunited lineup at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction was a “surreal” experience. Clarke replaced founding guitarist Izzy Stradlin in the GUNS lineup in 1991, during the “Use Your Illusion” tour, and stayed with the band for three years. Clarke played with GUNS members Slash, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan at the band’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in […]

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and “Landmarks Live In Concert” host — and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer — Chad Smith discuss the music their families listened to when they were growing up and how it impacted them in a video preview of this Friday’s (November 10) broadcast of the new PBS series, which will feature the FOO FIGHTERS performing at the Acropolis in […]

In a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett looked back on the band’s final show with bassist Cliff Burton. The gig, which took place on September 26, 1986 in Stockholm, Sweden, is included on the upcoming super-deluxe, box-set reissue of METALLICA‘s touchstone 1986 LP “Master Of Puppets”, due out on Friday, November 10. Asked if it was […]


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