Interviews

VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen spoke to Consequence Of Sound about the band’s history touring extensively as the support act for METALLICA, with whom the Danish/American rockers share management. “Having the offer from METALLICA to tour with them was a huge compliment,” Michael said. “First, you’re really high on getting the opportunity and getting picked out by METALLICA. After that, it’s about sharing that stage with METALLICA and being […]

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris spoke to SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation” about the band’s current setlist, which includes two Blaze Bayley-era songs,. Asked why was it important to the band to still play those songs even though Bruce Dickinson has been back in the band for so many years, Harris responded: “We’re doing ‘The Clansman’, which is from [1998’s] ‘Virtual XI’ [album], and we’re doing ‘Sign Of The Cross’, which is […]

L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis has defended GRETA VAN FLEET over accusations that the Michigan rockers have ripped off LED ZEPPELIN. Despite the fact that GRETA VAN FLEET has managed to sell out shows all over the world, the four-piece has been criticized for channeling a sound uncannily similar to LED ZEPPELIN, with some music fans slamming singer Josh Kiszka for allegedly copy-and-pasting Robert Plant‘s vocal style. […]

Brian May, guitarist and co-founder of QUEEN, will induct DEF LEPPARD into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at the 34th annual ceremony, which takes place tonight (March 29) at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center. “It was a no-brainer for us,” singer Joe Elliott tells the New York Post of asking May to do the honors. “He’s always been an incredible supporter of the band […]

During an appearance on yesterday’s (Thursday, March 28) episode of “The Rich Eisen Show”, Duff McKagan was asked if he had an update on the upcoming GUNS N’ ROSES studio album that he and guitarist Slash had previously confirmed was in the works. “Do I have an update on it? No,” the bassist said (see video below). “I will say things are […]

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 […]


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