Interviews

During a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal’s “Metal Global”, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine assured fans that there is no more talk of retirement, as there was back in 2010 with what was purported to be a final album and a farewell tour that never quite took hold. “No, we scratched that word [retirement] out of our [vocabulary],” he said (as […]

Kevin Cronin is celebrating 50 years of ridin’ the storm out with REO Speedwagon this year — an anniversary the frontman tells UCR crept up on him. “That was an anniversary that didn’t even cross my radar screen,” Cronin says. “It didn’t dawn on me ’til we played some shows earlier in the year and that came […]

Former DIO and DIO DISCIPLES guitarist Craig Goldy has weighed in on the way Vivian Campbell was fired from DIO, saying that Vivian must have done something “pretty insulting” to get himself kicked out of Ronnie James Dio‘s band. Ronnie, Vivian, drummer Vinny Appice and bassist Jimmy Bain collaborated on the first three DIO albums — 1983’s “Holy Diver”, 1984’s “The Last In Line” and 1985’s “Sacred Heart” — before Irishman Campbell left to join WHITESNAKE in 1987. Vivian later publicly took issue with Ronnie‘s need […]

Joe Satriani, who was drafted into DEEP PURPLE to complete Japanese dates in December 1993, and stayed on for a European summer tour in 1994 following the abrupt departure of founder Ritchie Blackmore, spoke to VintageRock.com about his decision to decline a permanent position in the band. He explained: “I took my cue from those players that were laying the […]

In a new interview with the Phoenix, Arizona radio station KSLX-FM 100.7, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford discussed his autobiography, “Confess”, which arrived in September 2020 via Hachette Books. Co-written with Ian Gittins, the book offered readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as exploring his music and his many brushes with […]

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the inspiration for the title of the band’s upcoming fifth studio album album, “Back From The Dead”. Due out May 6 via Atlantic, the follow-up to 2018’s “Vicious” was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, MASTODON, ALICE IN CHAINS) with co-production by Scott Stevens (SHINEDOWN, DAUGHTRY, NEW YEARS DAY). “When we first wrote [the] ‘Back From The […]

During the question-and-answer portion of his February 11 spoken-word show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, Bruce Dickinson was asked why IRON MAIDEN always uses UFO‘s “Doctor Doctor” as its “entrance music” at is concerts. He responded: “It has the added advantage that everybody knows we play ‘Doctor Doctor’ before we go on stage. So, before the intro tape, there’s five […]

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about how she gets inspiration for her lyrics through her interactions with the band’s loyal fanbase. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “There was a lot of things personally that saved me [during the pandemic], and one of them was our community […]

The current owner of the Arlington, Texas home that was once owned by late PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott recently listed the property for $750,000. Vinnie Paul designed the 3,784-square-foot home, which sits on 1.5 acres and offers expansive views of Arlington, downtown Fort Worth and Las Colinas. Chris Johnston, co-owner of Texas Best Home Buyers and who is selling the home with his […]

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx has blasted PEARL JAM as “one of the most boring bands in history” after Eddie Vedder revealed that he “despised” the glam-metal scene of the late 1980s. In an in-depth interview with The New York Times to promote his upcoming solo album, Vedder discussed a variety of topics, including what “ripples” of change he believes the Generation X / alternative rock […]


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