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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'Black' Album: 'We Wanted To Come Up With A 'Back In Black', An LP Stacked With Singles'

In the latest issue of U.K.'s Uncut magazine, METALLICA's Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett discus the making of the band's multi-platinum self-titled 1991 album, also known as "The Black Album". Although METALLICA had scored their first radio and video airplay with their previous effort, 1988's "...And Justice For All", the black ...

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Original LYNCH MOB Bassist ANTHONY ESPOSITO Says 'Reimagined' Version Of 'Wicked Sensation' Is A 'Joke'

Original LYNCH MOB bassist Anthony Esposito has slammed the recently released "reimagined" version of the band's debut album as "a joke." Issued in late August via Rat Pak Records, "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" is a reworked and re-recorded version of the original LP, featuring a more soulful, funkified take on LYNCH MOB's bluesy hard rock songs. ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Reacts To BIDEN Victory: 'I Hope That Some Level Of Civility Will Return To American Discourse'

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has reacted to the news that Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, saying he hopes hope "this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last four years will begin to lift." Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, ...

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JOE BIDEN Wins Presidency; Rockers React

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the rockers who have reacted to the news that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the ...

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CHEVELLE Has Completed New Album; Video For First Single To Be Shot Next Week

CHEVELLE has completed work on its long-awaited new studio album. The news about CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor" was broken during a mock interview between CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and his brother, CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler. Speaking about CHEVELLE's current and upcoming activities, Sam said (see video below): "We have some new ...

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WHITESNAKE Releases Music Video For Remixed Version Of 'Love Will Set You Free' From 'Love Songs' Collection

WHITESNAKE brings together some of the most-passionate music of its multi-platinum career on "Love Songs", a new collection that contains remixed and remastered versions of the group's best love songs. It's the second release in the band's "Red, White and Blues Trilogy", a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began this summer with ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Listen To New Single 'Inner Calm From Outer Storms'

KILLER BE KILLED will release its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast. The third single from the LP, "Inner Calm From Outer Storms", can be streamed below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Questions Integrity Of Voting Process: ''American Idol''s Voting Is Fairer Than What's Going On'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has questioned the integrity of the voting process in the U.S. presidential election, saying "'American Idol''s voting is fairer than what's going on." Owens, who frequently "likes" tweets that support President Donald Trump's policies and that are derogatory to Democrats, took to the social media platform on Wednesday ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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TOMMY LEE Defends His Right To Publicly Criticize TRUMP: 'I Always Have And Always Will Speak My Truth'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has once again defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that "everyone's opinion matters" and vowing to always share his "truth." Lee, who has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with U.S. President Donald Trump, took to his Instagram Monday night (November 2) to address the fact that many ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'What Has This Country Become And How Did We Get Here?'

Paul Stanley has lamented the fact that businesses and retailers across the United States have begun boarding up their storefront windows and taking other security measures in anticipation of potential unrest on or around Election Day. High-end shopping areas of major cities — including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. ...

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Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Says He Will Never Get Over Being 'Screwed' By BLACKIE LAWLESS: 'I'll Take That To The Grave With Me'

Ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes says that he would never consider returning to the band unless Blackie Lawless agreed to pay him the publishing royalties that he allegedly owes him. Holmes joined W.A.S.P. in 1982 and remained with the group until 1990. In 1996, the guitarist returned to W.A.S.P. and stayed with the band until 2001. ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' TRENT REZNOR Endorses JOE BIDEN For President

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has publicly endorsed Joe Biden ahead of the U.S. presidential election next week. "We are gravely concerned about the future of our country (and the world) and therefore will be voting for and supporting Joe Biden and Democrats down the ticket," a message on the NINE INCH NAILS Twitter ...

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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Says VAN HALEN's 'Hot For Teacher' Is 'Maybe The Greatest MTV Music Video Ever Made'

HELMET's Page Hamilton has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying VAN HALEN's music was unlike anything he had ever heard before. Hamilton discussed his appreciation for the innovative VAN HALEN axeman, who died from cancer on October 6 at age 65, during an interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast. He said (hear ...

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NIGHT RANGER's BRAD GILLIS Talks Guitar Collecting, Wildfire Dangers, And Using RICK SPRINGFIELD To Cut A Deal On A Harley

NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis recently spoke to "Side Jams"host Bryan Reesman about his passion for collecting guitars and his love for motorcycle riding. The 35-minute conversation, which can be heard below, covered how he got into collecting, what he looks for, how he acquired his signature '62 Stratocaster and developed ...

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