Is Rock Dead? Gene Simmons of KISS and Dee Snider Duke it Out!

KISS’s Gene Simmons recently sat down with his own son, Nick, for an interview featured on Esquire.com. When asked what advice he’d have for today’s musicians and songwriters, Gene said, “Don’t quit your day job is a good piece of advice. When I was coming up, it was not an insurmountable mountain. Once you had

September 11, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of September 7, 2014

Metal News Recap – Week of September 7, 2014

We’re saddened to report the death of Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison, who suffered a heart attack at his home in Memphis, TN, on Sunday evening (8/31). He was 63. Although he didn’t sing one of Survivor’s biggest hits, “Eye of the Tiger”, he did co-write and sing the Baywatch theme (“I’m Always Here”) as well

September 7, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of August 31, 2014

As you’ve no doubt seen on your own Facebook feed and on the news, the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” is everywhere. Here’s a look at a few headbangers challenging each other and getting in on the action for charity : Mötley Crüe Jon Bon Jovi Aerosmith Sammy Hagar Alice Cooper Jackyl We urge you

September 1, 2014   |   Read more »  

Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate to hold Benefit Auction For Devout Fan

Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate will auction the Queensrÿche stage backdrop featured on several tours and donate the proceeds of the song, “Facing my Demons”, to a devout QR fan. The Auction begins this Sunday on eBay, with the proceeds going to a devout fan Bryan Stow, who was badly beaten by hoodlums at Dodger Stadium

August 26, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of August 24, 2014

KISS co-founder/bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons found himself under fire last week for comments he made in a recent interview with SongFacts.com. When asked about his relationship with ex-bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, Gene said, “I don’t get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves

August 25, 2014   |   Read more »  

The Mighty Swine to join Doro for N. American Tour

The Mighty Swine will be joining the legendary Doro for her North American tour in support of their latest release, Last Man Standing. This is their first N. American tour since 2012 and will highlight songs from their newest release including; Last Man Standing, Two Graves, and All That is Evil. Doro will be bringing

August 17, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of August 16, 2014

People the world over were shocked and saddened at the passing of legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams this week. Reactions from the world of heavy metal were many and heartfelt. Sadly, Williams, 63, took his own life after battling severe depression and addiction for many years. His widow has also just revealed that Robin

August 17, 2014   |   Read more »  

Bret Michaels to host “Life Rocks” Seminar in Orlando, FL

Multi-platinum selling artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels will turn life coach, and hold the first ever Life Rocks Seminar at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2014. This ground breaking event will see Bret interacting with those seeking invigoration in their lives in an intimate setting listening to your stories,

August 12, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of August 9, 2014

Vandenberg’s Moonkings Debuts Former Whitesnake guitarist, Adrian Vandenberg unleashes his new band: Vandenberg’s Moonkings. The album, which marks his return to the world of music, is Vandenberg’s first collection of new material in 16 years. Vandenberg describes the album; “It’s got all the ingredients of what makes me just as excited and proud about my

August 10, 2014   |   Read more »  

HOH host Dee Snider Co-producing an off-Broadway, Muppet-style show “Puppet Titus Andronicus”

Master of Puppets? Twisted Sister frontman and HOH host Dee Snider is co-producing an off-Broadway, Muppet-style puppet show called Puppet Titus Andronicus. The show runs now through August 17 at the Beckett Theatre in Manhattan. It’s a modern spin on Shakespeare’s “worst” play, with silly-string gore, angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of

August 4, 2014   |   Read more »  

Sarah Palin Bagged Speeding to Hagar’s I Can’t Drive 55

One-time vice presidential candidate, former Governor of Alaska and current reality TV star Sarah Palin was pulled over last Wednesday, for reportedly going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, according to TMZ. Despite being the former mayor of the town – to paraphrase Hagar’s 1984 hit – once

August 3, 2014   |   Read more »  

Bon Jovi, Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong to play on Avicii’s Next Album

Bon Jovi, Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong to play on Avicii’s Next Album

Swedish EDM star Avicii has recruited an all-star cast of rockers for his second studio album, including Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. According to Rolling Stone, Avicii is a good 70 tracks into the full-length, which will follow his blockbuster 2013 debut, True, which featured breakout

August 3, 2014   |   Read more »  

Metal News Recap – Week of August 2, 2014

Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Due to health issues stemming from his condition, he’ll have to step away from touring in support of the band’s new album, …The Stories We Could Tell. Torpey is 54. “I’ve been dealing with Parkinson’s symptoms for the past couple of years and only

August 3, 2014   |   Read more »  

David Lee Roth To Release New Solo Album with Guitarist John 5

David Lee Roth seems to have a solo album coming out this year! Reportedly he has been working on it with guitarist John 5. John 5, who is currently working with Rob Zombie’s band, got his start with David Lee Roth in 1998 with DLR Band. “ just made another record, and it’s,

July 31, 2014   |   Read more »