Brazil‘s “Stay Heavy” conducted an interview with bassist Peter Iwers of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES when the band played at Best Buy Theater in New York City on February 18.
Dee Snider, the unmistakable front-man of the rock band TWISTED SISTER, will release his new studio album, “Dee Does Broadway“, on May 8 via Razor & Tie. The CD features Dee‘s powerful voice and theatrical persona as he exudes his rock ‘ n’ roll take on several Broadway classics. The new album will coincide with the release of his first-ever autobiography, “Shut Up And Give Me The Mic” (Gallery Books) on May 8.
“Dee Does Broadway” features several special guest stars, including Broadway and television icon Bebe Neuwirth on the DAMN YANKEES song “Whatever Lola Wants“, Continue Reading
MEGADETH performed a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic “No Class” at the closing show of this year’s Gigantour on March 3 in Austin, Texas. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen above.
On May 21, Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM will release “Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)“, a very special CD+DVD career retrospective in celebration of the band’s 15th anniversary. The release will spotlight specially selected tracks from every one of the group’s critically acclaimed albums (1997‘s “Something Wild“, 1999‘s “Hatebreeder“, 2000‘s “Follow The Reaper“, 2003‘s “Hate Crew Deathroll“, 2005‘s “Are You Dead Yet?“, 2008‘s “Blooddrunk” and 2011‘s “Relentless Reckless Forever“), plus two newly recorded (and undeniably fun) cover songs and detailed liner notes penned by the members of CHILDREN OF BODOM themselves. The DVD portion of the package will include “candid touring and backstage footage from around the world”, plus the never-before-seen music video for “Relentless Reckless Forever“‘s “Shovel Knockout“. Continue Reading
The fourth in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Equilibrium“, the new album from New Brunswick, New Jersey‘s melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID, can be seen below.
“Equilibrium” will be released on March 27 via Victory Records. The bulk of the CD was recorded by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM), with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA, DEVILDRIVER) stepping in during the the vocal-tracking stage. The effort was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Continue Reading
Legendary rocker Alice Cooper will be on hand to sign autographs at this spring’s edition of the Chiller Theatre toy, model and film expo in Parsippany, New Jersey. The three-day event will take place April 27–29 at Hilton Parsippany.
For more information, visit ChillerTheatre.com.
Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com recently conducted an interview with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello about the enduring influence of Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) who died in a plane crash 30 years ago this month. Check out the interview below.
Do you recall the first time you heard Randy Rhoads?
Tom: Sure. I remember the exact moment. I was packed in the back of somebody’s mom’s hatchback in Libertyville. The radio was turned to The Loop in Chicago, and this song called Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne came on. The other people in the car were more New Wave fans, and they were talking over it, but suddenly I was yelling, ‘Everybody, shut up! What is that? Continue Reading