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QUEENSRŸCHE's Atheist Singer Blasts SKILLET's Jesus-Loving Frontman Over Anti-Mask Comments

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has blasted SKILLET frontman John Cooper over his comments about wearing masks, saying the Christian rocker "believes in a mythical celestial dictator but doesn't believe in science." Earlier today, BLABBERMOUTH.NET transcribed portions of the latest episode of Cooper's "Cooper Stuff" podcast in which he called the ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Explains Why He Has An 'Issue' With Mask Wearing: 'To Me, It Is Nothing More Than Theater'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he has an issue with mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling the subject of face coverings "nothing more than theater." During the latest episode of his "Cooper Stuff" podcast, the Memphis, Tennessee-born Cooper, who lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, addressed ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN Says Band's Recent 40th-Anniversary Documentary Didn't Represent Him In The Best Light

To celebrate ANTHRAX's 40th anniversary, the band's social media accounts recently offered a series of video testimonials sent in by former bandmembers, fellow musicians, colleagues, and industry veterans sharing behind-the-scenes stories of working with the band and what ANTHRAX's legacy has meant all these years on. These videos honored each album in chronological order beginning ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Explains How He Chose 'Atone' As First Single From 'Brighten' Solo Album

Late last month, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell returned with "Atone", the first single from his upcoming solo album, "Brighten". The song's accompanying video was creatively directed as a group effort by Jerry; photographer/musician Jim Louvau; singer/guitarist Greg Puciato; visual artist Jesse Draxler; and photographer Tony Aguilera. Asked in a new Instagram ...

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JOURNEY Rejoined By Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

Drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined legendary rockers JOURNEY. According to JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, Castronovo will share the drum duties in the band with Narada Michael Walden, who joined the group in 2020. Schon first hinted at Castronovo's return on Monday (July 26) when he tweeted a photo from the rehearsal sessions for JOURNEY's upcoming ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL To Release 'Brighten' Solo Album In October; First Single 'Atone' Now Available

According to Rolling Stone, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell will release his new solo album, "Brighten", on October 29. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Atone", can be streamed below. Cantrell co-directed the black-and-white clip with photographer musician Jim Louvau, singer/guitarist Greg Puciato, visual artist ...

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ALICE COOPER: Officially Endorsed Coloring Book Now Available

The latest addition to the ever-expanding range from U.K. independent publisher Rock N' Roll Colouring has been announced — a brand new official coloring book from Alice Cooper, shock rock's most enduring and beloved icon. Featuring iconic artwork and instantly recognizable images all printed on high-quality paper in a square format fully endorsed and officially ...

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'Backstaged: The Devil In Metal' Podcast Dives Into Life And Death Of Metal Legend RONNIE JAMES DIO

The season finale episode of the acclaimed music podcast "Backstaged: The Devil in Metal" has just been released. Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist Jon Wiederhorn, the episode is a 70-minute-long extravaganza that explores the spectacular life and tragic death of metal legend Ronnie James Dio. The episode addresses Dio's early years and career ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Announces Reissue Of 'Snapshot' Solo Album With Previously Unreleased Demo Tracks

Almost 20 years after the release of his fourth solo album, Roger Glover has announced the long-awaited re-release of "Snapshot". The album is out October 8 on CD, with vinyl arriving on November 19. In 2002, the DEEP PURPLE bassist joined forces with the Guilty Party, teaming up with vocalist Randall Bramblett, daughter Gillian Glover, ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Says Producer NICK RASKULINECZ Has Brought SKID ROW Back To Band's Roots: 'I'm Very Excited About It'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie" video podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're fortunate enough to work with a producer named Nick Raskulinecz. And I'm ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Joins GIBSON As First Female Brand Ambassador

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson has officially announced today that Lzzy Hale, frontwoman of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM, will join Gibson as the first female Brand Ambassador. The new ...

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Songs Of Loss And Separation - TIMES OF GRACE

A decade has passed since the release of the first TIMES OF GRACE album, but chief protagonists ADAM D and JESSE LEACH have the unassailable excuse of having been otherwise occupied with a resurgent KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during that period. In truth, this was always a low-key project, at least in the sense that it seeks ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Explains How His Collaboration With CHAKA KHAN Came About

DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Phil Collen joined the iconic queen of funk Chaka Khan on stage during the Black Girls Rock! 15th-anniversary fundraising gala, which streamed on June 18 on the newly launched BGR!TV network. The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, was an illustrious celebration of black girl magic featuring additional musical performances by Grammy-nominated ...

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