van-halen in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

ZAKK WYLDE: There's No Such Thing As 'The Best' Musician

In a new interview with Music Is Win's "Guitar Villains" podcast, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) pushed back against the idea that certain musicians can be better than all the others, saying that most such polls are nothing more than popularity contests. "When we say, 'Who's the best guitar player?' or 'Who's the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOURNEY's ARNEL PINEDA Collaborates With BILLY SHEEHAN And JOEL HOEKSTRA On Cover Of STEVE MILLER BAND's 'Abracadabra'

JOURNEY vocalist Arnel Pineda has collaborated with guitarist Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE) and bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG) on a quarantine cover version of STEVE MILLER BAND's "Abracadabra", taken from the 1982 album of the same name. Arnel said: "Big thanks to my good friends for this awesome collaboration." Recording lineip: Arnel Pineda - Vocals Joel ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SABATON Releases New Single 'Defence Of Moscow'

Paying respects to the Soviet Union forces in WWII and in time for the Russian Victory Day on May 9, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON have released their new single, "Defence Of Moscow". The song is a cover from Russian superstar Radio Tapok who has a huge following in Russian-speaking countries and who gained popularity ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HEART's NANCY WILSON To Perform With SEATTLE SYMPHONY

HEART's Nancy Wilson will perform with the Seattle Symphony on July 9 at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the city where the Wilson sisters grew up and HEART formed. They will be joined by singer Liv Warfield of Prince's band as well as Nancy's ROADCASE ROYALE project, plus musicians from the HEART band. "It's like, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TALAS Singer PHIL NARO Dies After Battle With Cancer

TALAS singer Phil Naro has passed away after a battle with tongue cancer. He was 63 years old. The news of Naro's death was broken by his family earlier today. They said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our son, father, friend and musician Phillip Sampognaro, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SABATON Announces 'Defence Of Moscow' Single

Paying respects to the Soviet Union forces in WWII and in time for the Russian Victory Day on May 9, Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their new single, "Defence Of Moscow", on May 7. The song is a cover from Russian superstar Radio Tapok who has a huge following in Russian-speaking countries and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Is Not Interested In 'Super-Perfect Technical' Guitar Playing 'That Sounds Like Videogame Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "2020'd" podcast, TESTAMENT's Alex Skonick was asked for his opinion of younger "shred" guitarists who sound like they've done nothing but sit in front of the computer learning Eddie Van Halen's tricks since they were six. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can respect it. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOHN 5: How I Landed Gig As DAVID LEE ROTH's Guitarist

John 5 has opened up about how he landed the gig as David Lee Roth's guitarist more than two decades ago. The 50-year-old axeman, who got his first big break playing on Roth's solo album, "DLR Band", before securing stints with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, spoke about his working relationship with the VAN HALEN ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVE VAI, BILLY CORGAN And PETER FRAMPTON Featured In 'The Pedal Movie'

Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments, has released "The Pedal Movie" on iTunes, Google Play and Vudu. Through conversations with Peter Frampton, Patrick Carney, Billy Corgan, Graham Coxon, Kevin Shields, Steve Vai, Sarah Lipstate, J Mascis, Nels Cline, Steve Albini and more, Reverb's first-ever feature-length ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Documentary Film 'Long Live Rock: Celebrate The Chaos' To Premiere On THE CODA COLLECTION

On May 1, preeminent global distributor and rights management partner for music films Abramorama will have its documentary "Long Live Rock: Celebrate The Chaos" premiere on The Coda Collection — a unique, subscription streaming offering featuring an exclusive, curated selection of iconic music documentaries, concert films, and episodic series via Amazon Prime video channels, paired ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Why Did K.K. DOWNING Leave JUDAS PRIEST? ROB HALFORD Responds

In a brand new interview with Brazil's "Inside With Paulo Baron", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked why the band's founding guitarist K.K. Downing decided to exit the group a decade ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'm not gonna talk too much about this subject because it's what we call a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE GROHL Joined By Daughter VIOLET, DAVE LOMBARDO And KRIST NOVOSELIC For 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Performance (Video)

Dave Grohl was joined by his 15-year-old daughter Violet, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and producer Greg Kurstin for a performance of a cover of X's 1980 song "Nausea" on Tuesday night's (April 27) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". The track comes from Grohl's new documentary "What Drives Us", which premieres ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GRETA VAN FLEET Drops Official Live Video For 'Built By Nations'

Grammy-winning band GRETA VAN FLEET has released the official live music video for its song "Built By Nations". The clip was created and directed by Rob Sinclair at Sinclair/Wilkinson. The track is taken from the group's sophomore studio album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", which came out on April 16 via Lava/Republic Records. A bold ...

Read more

Posted in: News