Interviews

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 […]

CHEVELLE has uploaded video footage of the band in the studio writing what it says is “the last song” for its upcoming album. Last year, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler said that he wrote “about 25 songs” for the band’s next disc, but that only eight had been recorded at that point at Joe’s House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California with producer Joe […]

Legendary rockers AEROSMITH spent most of the past year in Las Vegas as part of their ongoing “Deuces Are Wild” residency at Park Theater at Park MGM. The band has now released an “End Of 2019” sizzle reel, along with the following statement from frontman Steven Tyler: “Vegas… Thank you for an amazing year! If you thought 2019 was hot, […]

Mike Portnoy says that he would “love” to make music with John Petrucci again. The drummer commented on the possibility of working with his former bandmate in DREAM THEATER just a couple of weeks after Portnoy took to his social media to upload two photos of him and the DREAM THEATER guitarist, along with their respective families, at what appeared to be the Christmas […]

Ozzy Osbourne is “on the mend” after battling a host of health issues and will be back performing “soon,” his daughter Kelly has said. In early April, Ozzy postponed all his 2019 tour dates, both in North America and Europe, as he recovered from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The singer fell at his […]

SHINEDOWN vocalist Brent Smith recently spoke with Jonathan Clarke of the New York City radio station Q104.3. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether any classic concept albums influenced the band’s latest album, the conceptual “Attention Attention”: Brent: “Obviously, PINK FLOYD‘s ‘The Wall’ is pretty significant in my brain. That’s the first kind of people I ever saw where an artist, a […]

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis was the featured guest on BBC‘s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker” during the “Rock God” segment. Davis picked Ozzy Osbourne and stated about his choice: “I love Ozzy. For one, he took us on our very first big arena tour. He presented me with my first gold record. He taught me a lot about the music business. He had me open up for […]

In a recent interview with Myglobalmind, Myles Kennedy — the acclaimed singer/songwriter known for his work with ALTER BRIDGE as well as SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS — was asked about his decision to perform a stripped-down version of IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Trooper” during his solo tour last year. He responded: “There wasn’t a lot of thinking about it. I recall being in […]

Tom Keifer has told Sonic Perspectives in a new interview that he has no plans to revisit any of his previously unreleased CINDERELLA song ideas for his current solo project. “The most leftover songs are from the first record,” Tom explained. “That is why they warn you about the sophomore jinx, because you spend your entire life writing for that first record. […]

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 […]


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