Interviews

During a recent appearance on the “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike” podcast, ex-STYX vocalist and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung spoke about what motivated him to keep going in his early years as a professional musician. He said: “Fear of failure. That’s what drives us all. That’s it. You can dress it up and be romantic about it: ‘I had a quest, […]

Rolling Stone has published a lengthy new article in which RUSH drummer Neil Peart‘s bandmates and widow discuss his legacy and his final years for the first time since his passing. Guitarist Alex Lifeson and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee both said that they haven’t been motivated to pick up their instruments in recent months. “I love playing, and I never, ever wanted to stop,” Lifeson said. […]

During an appearance on the latest episode of the “Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown” podcast, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked when the last time was that he spoke to Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist died last October. Michael responded (hear audio below): “We actually hadn’t spoken [for many years], and unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to. And, you know, it […]

Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC recently joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss their 17th studio album, “Power Up”, which was released today (Friday, November 13). They spoke about deciding to release the LP now, Johnson‘s return after suffering hearing loss, being grateful to GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose for filling in, and wanting to perform live. They also reflect on Malcom Young and Bon Scott and their ongoing influence […]

Earlier this week, AC/DC released “Shot In The Dark”, the first single from the band’s long-awaited comeback album, “Power Up”, which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014’s “Rock Or Bust” features AC/DC‘s reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and Williams both left in 2016 for health reasons; and Rudd was sidelined in 2015 with various legal issues. Brian told NFL Network‘s “Good Morning Football” about […]

In a new interview with Alicia Atout, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked if there is anybody in the world of rock and roll that he hasn’t met that he would still like to meet. He responded (see video below): “I’ve met just about everybody. I’ve been in this business for over 45 years, and I’ve met most of […]

The 50th anniversary of “Paranoid”, the second studio album by the legendary British heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH, is being celebrated with a 5-LP/4CD edition, released today (Friday, October 9), featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. To mark the “Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition” release, SABBATH drummer Bill Ward took to his social media to write: “In 1969 and 1970 my musical […]

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, will release its new album, “We’re The Bastards”, on November 13 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the latest single from the disc, the title track, can be seen below. Starr says: “It’s definitely great to know that we have an […]

Former VAN HALEN members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen on Thursday (October 8) at Hagar‘s annual birthday bash, which was moved to Catalina Island in California due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to launching into a rendition of the VAN HALEN classic “Right Now” with the rest of THE CIRCLE band, Hagar led the audience in a moment of silence as they stood quietly for 20 […]

MEGADETH bassist spoke to Sydney Taylor of the “Metal From The Inside” podcast about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. He said (hear audio below): “It’s been long [laughs] — it’s been a long process. It’s interesting that in hindsight, it’s all part of the story. And an album is just that […]


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