Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has blasted people who try to downplay the threat from the coronavirus that is responsible for a surging number of deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic Wednesday as the global death toll rose above 4,300. However, a number of people have
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has canceled its previously announced tour of Japan, including a headlining appearance at Download Festival Japan. “The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice,” the band said in a statement. “We had very much
Glenn Danzig‘s long-awaited collection of Elvis Presley covers, appropriately titled “Danzig Sings Elvis”, is scheduled for an April 17 release. Tracks set to appear on the effort include “Is It So Strange”, “Loving Arms” and “One Night”. Two live shows in support of “Danzig Sings Elvis” have been announced: April 17 at Bimbo’s 365 Club
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sammy Hagar is planning to launch a a Las Vegas residency this summer. The series will tentatively open in June at the “Celestia” tent inside the STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, formerly known as the Stratosphere. Sammy would then settle into a one-weekend-per-month residency, with a format that would
“Sulfur Surrounding”, a brand new song from the Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming LP, “Underneath”, which will be released on March 13 via Roadrunner Records. “Underneath” finds CODE ORANGE once again confounding expectations, piling element on element, and towering towards the sky. Rattling drum
George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage last night (Friday, March 6) at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi to perform three of the band’s classic songs: “Kiss Of Death”, “When Heaven Comes Down” and “Tooth And Nail”. The reunion was the first of several DOKKEN live appearances this year which include what is being
Joe Satriani, who was a guitar teacher before he found fame with his 1987 album “Surfing With The Alien”, spoke to Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about what it was like giving lessons to two of his more famous students, METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett and TESTAMENT‘s Alex Skolnick. Asked about the influence that METALLICA‘s 1986
According to the New Zealand Herald, a man infected with coronavirus attended the TOOL concert in Auckland on February 28. He may have been infectious at the time. He was in the general admission standing area in the front left-hand quadrant at Spark Arena. The man, the partner of the woman announced as positive on
SLIPKNOT has postponed its previously announced tour of Asia, including the band’s two-day Knotfest Japan festival, because of “global health concerns” amid the spread of coronavirus. Earlier tonight, SLIPKNOT released the following statement via social media: “In light of global health concerns, SLIPKNOT have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan. “While
At the final concert of GHOST‘s “Prequelle” album cycle earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 3) in Mexico City, the band introduced the new character who will front the act for its next LP phase: Papa Emeritus IV. During the saxophone solo in the song “Miasma”, Papa Nihil — an ancestor to all other Papas — collapsed
KISS is rumored to be planning its second Las Vegas residency. On Monday (March 2), the Vital Vegas Twitter account, which has been described as “a vital resource for anybody who lives in Las Vegas or visits regularly,” was updated with the following message: “Look for another KISS residency in Vegas, this time at Zappos
According to Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Ordinary Man” earned 77,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending February 27 to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 65,000 are in album sales. This marks Ozzy‘s eighth top 10 album, and matches his highest rank ever on the list.
The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has joined forces with AEROSMITH‘s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. The legendary Massachusetts rockers’ collaboration with Funko was announced on the company’s web site and is expected to be made available in May. Other artists who have gotten the Pop!
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has told Metro that he and his bandmates were surprised at the success of their latest album, “We Are Not Your Kind”, which went to the top of the charts in a number of countries, including the U.S. “It was fantastic,” he said. “It was honestly something that we didn’t expect.
Alabama musician Jacob Bunton has confirmed that he is the lead singer on MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Mick Mars‘s highly anticipated debut solo album. Mars has been working on the disc — on and off — for at least the past four years. The effort is being recorded in Nashville, where Mars has lived for about