Month: August 2021

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KISS’s GENE SIMMONS Tests Positive For COVID-19; Four More Concerts Postponed

Gene Simmons has tested positive for COVID-19. The KISS bassist/vocalist's diagnosis comes less than a week after his bandmate Paul Stanley revealed that he had also contracted the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, forcing the postponement of three shows on the group's "End Of The Road" farewell tour. Earlier today (Tuesday, August 31), KISS released the following statement: "KISS will postpone their next four tour dates. While Paul Stanley recently tweeted that he has recovered from COVID, Gene Simmons has now tested positive […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 15


COREY TAYLOR Has Three Songs Left To Record For New SLIPKNOT Album: ‘There’s Some Darker, Heavier S**t On It’, He Says

Corey Taylor says that the new SLIPKNOT album will include some songs which are "really outside the realm" of what he and his bandmates have done before. The singer, who spent the last few days quarantining at a Denver hotel after testing positive for COVID-19, discussed SLIPKNOT's follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" LP while chatting with fans virtually as part of this year's GalaxyCon. Speaking about the progress of the album's recording sessions, Corey said (as […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 36


CANDLEBOX Frontman: ‘I Can’t Afford For Someone In My Band To Get COVID’

CANDLEBOX frontman Kevin Martin spoke to Sofa King Cool about what it has been like for him and his bandmates to tour during the pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Our fans aren't happy about it, but we're not doing meet-and-greets, we're not doing VIPs, we're not any backstage, there's no comp tickets — which is the first time in my career that I've ever had to do that. We just can't afford it. I […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 15


DAVID LEE ROTH Turned Down Offer To Support MÖTLEY CRÜE On ‘The Stadium Tour’: ‘I Don’t Open For Bands That I Influenced’

Nikki Sixx says that MÖTLEY CRÜE originally invited VAN HALEN's David Lee Roth to share the bill with them and DEF LEPPARD on "The Stadium Tour" but that David passed. "I don't open for bands that I influenced," the CRÜE bassist says Roth told him, according to the Los Angeles Times. Back in October 2019, Roth reflected on the influence of VAN HALEN on bands that followed, telling KKLZ's "The Mike & Carla Morning Show": "Hair bands were the imitations of VAN HALEN. Yeah, it is true, and spandex was what they came up […]

todayAugust 31, 2021 9


ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Music Video For New Single ‘Alone Again’

Acclaimed British rock group ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release its new full-length studio album, "See What's On The Inside", on October 1 via Better Noise Music. The official music video for the disc's first single, the poignantly powerful, guitar-driven "Alone Again", can be seen below. A raw, emotional, introspective rock anthem, the track was co-written by all five members and offers a fitting first sampling of the full-length LP. Tapping into a renewed sense of creative […]

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ANTHRAX’s FRANK BELLO On When Fans Can Expect To See New Album Released: ‘We Have To Play It Right’

In a new interview with BODS Mayhem Hour, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed the progress of the writing sessions for the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. Speaking about when fans can expect to see the new record released, Frank said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you think about it now, what's going on, because we don't know what's gonna be closed down. Because everything's crazy right now still with this new variant and all that stuff. So we […]

todayAugust 30, 2021 21


TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2021

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated winter 2021 tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album "Christmas Eve And Other Stories", this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for 99 performances across America before concluding on Thursday, December 30 in Cleveland and St. Louis. Certified three times […]

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SHINEDOWN To Release Brand New Single In January; Full-Length Album To Follow In The Spring

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has confirmed that the first single from the band's seventh studio album will arrive in January 2022. The follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" is being recorded at a new studio in Charleston, South Carolina spearheaded by the group's bassist and producer Eric Bass. Smith discussed a possible timeline for the release of new SHINEDOWN material in an interview with New Jersey's WSOU 89.5 FM radio station. Asked when fans can expect to hear music from the band, Smith said: […]

todayAugust 30, 2021 19


SIXX:A.M. Announces ‘Hits’ Album

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — will release the "Hits" album on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The project is a retrospective celebration of the band's biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. And, most notably, it includes six previously unheard songs, marking the band's first official album with new material since 2016. "Hits" will arrive three days after the highly anticipated release of Sixx's new memoir "The First 21: […]

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