Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST finally getting inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is “a wonderful moment for heavy metal.” PRIEST will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the fall 2022 event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURYTHMICS and Carly Simon in the Performers category. In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, Halford stated about the honor (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s […]

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 […]

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 about his decision to decline a permanent position in the band. He explained: “I took my cue from those players that were laying the […]

Happy 87th birthday to Carol Kaye born 24 March 1935, one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She is credited […]

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 […]

Tanya O’Callaghan says that David Coverdale reached out to her directly to ask her if she would like to join WHITESNAKE as the band’s new bass player. In November, Tanya was named the latest member of the long-running hard rock outfit as the replacement for longtime bassist Michael Devin whose departure was revealed a few days earlier. When asked in a new interview with Mark […]

In a brand new interview with Meltdown of Detroit radio station WRIF, former SKID ROW and SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone recalled a disastrous audition he had in 2000 to play in Ozzy Osbourne‘s solo band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Rachel Bolan from SKID ROW, him and I had a band called PRUNELLA SCALES. So we did a record in ’97. And then in ’98, I decided […]

EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura has shared a series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s current U.S. tour with HALESTORM. The trek kicked off on November 5 in Portland, Oregon and will run through December 18 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Majura wrote in a message accompanying the YouTube release of her latest video: “I wanna make clear that this is NOT official […]

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell was the featured guest on BBC‘s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker” during the “Rock God” segment. Jerry picked THE ROLLING STONES frontman Mick Jagger and stated about his choice: “I had the good fortune to see him perform with THE STONES in Los Angeles a couple of days ago. I’ve been lucky enough to catch a few STONES shows over the years, but it was […]

In a recent chat with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante, FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho detailed his hilarious 2015 encounter with THE BEATLES legend Paul McCartney. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “When Ringo [Starr] got inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I know [a lady who], she’s not working for him now, but she was high up working for Jann Wenner, and her family were […]

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