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Soulfly released their latest album “Totem” back in August of 2022 and now the band is ready to hit the tour circuit in support...

Interview With Brad Krug From Wicked Love Interview With Brad Krug From Wicked Love

Interviews

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Brad: We just played a show...

Interviews

New York-based dark rock mavens Vajra originate and radiate outward from the sensual and multi-range vocals of composer and visionary Annamaria Pinna. Pinna and core...

Hard Rock & Metal

If you’re a rock n’ roll fan, then Michael Monroe doesn’t need any introduction. The former Hanoi Rocks frontman and accomplished solo artist has...

Interviews

Electronic Rock/Synth Pop project RAYGUN ROMANCE (former POWERMAN 5000 Guitarist TY OLIVER) has unleashed the official music video for his newest Dark Synth masterpiece, “Adore You.” Filmed by Marie Ilene and...

Japanese Metal Queens SHOW-YA celebrate 35th anniversary with new album release Japanese Metal Queens SHOW-YA celebrate 35th anniversary with new album release

Hard Rock & Metal

SHOW-YA has been sitting on the throne of the Japanese female metal scene. With their national hit songs, TV appearances, and Japan’s biggest female...

Gus G. Talks New Instrumental Album & Ozzy In New Interview Gus G. Talks New Instrumental Album & Ozzy In New Interview

Hard Rock & Metal

Guitar Virtuoso Gus G has returned with a brand new instrumental album called “Quantum Leap”. We caught up with Gus in our latest interview...

Hard Rock & Metal

Legendary vocalist Jeff Scott Soto sat down with XS ROCK and discussed his new album along with many aspects of his career and his...

Jizzy Pearl Discusses Upcoming New Love/Hate And Quiet Riot Albums In New Interview Jizzy Pearl Discusses Upcoming New Love/Hate And Quiet Riot Albums In New Interview

Hard Rock & Metal

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate is releasing a new album called Hell, CA and I got the chance to sit down with vocalist Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate,...

Interview With Doro Pesch "The Queen Of Metal" Interview With Doro Pesch "The Queen Of Metal"

Hard Rock & Metal

DORO Pesch of Warlock will celebrate the 35th anniversary of her hit album Triumph And Agony with the release of the spectacular live album Triumph And Agony Live....

King's X Frontman Doug Pinnick Talks Grinder Blues Album In New Interview King's X Frontman Doug Pinnick Talks Grinder Blues Album In New Interview

Hard Rock & Metal

GRINDER BLUES are a hard rock blues trio featuring dUg Pinnick (King’s X) on bass and vocals, guitarist and vocalist Jabo Bihlman, and Scot...

80s Rock & Pop

In the music world, you’ll find lots of entertainers. You’ll also find some great songwriters, musicians, and singers. These days it’s extremely rare for...

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: Hey, man. Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us today. You’re one of the busiest guys I think there...

Black Swan Featuring Members From Dokken, Whitesnake and MSG Debut First New Song! Watch It Here! Black Swan Featuring Members From Dokken, Whitesnake and MSG Debut First New Song! Watch It Here!

Hard Rock & Metal

Back before COVID-19 shut down almost everything, we spoke with MSG singer Robin McAuley about the new album he recently recorded with Reb Beach,...

George Lynch's Latest Project Goes Down A Dark Musical Path Reminiscent Of Nine Inch Nails and KMFDM George Lynch's Latest Project Goes Down A Dark Musical Path Reminiscent Of Nine Inch Nails and KMFDM

Hard Rock & Metal

The idea for THE BANISHMENT has been years in the making for LYNCH to further push his creativity into darker, subliminal and chaotic territories. To accomplish this, he...

Doro Releasing New Box Set Containing Over 4 Hours Of Music Doro Releasing New Box Set Containing Over 4 Hours Of Music

Hard Rock & Metal

It’s always a pleasure to speak to the Queen Of Metal, Doro Pesch and in our latest interview with her, she opens up about...

John Bush Talks With XS ROCK About Armored Saint's Fantastic New Album "Punching The Sky" John Bush Talks With XS ROCK About Armored Saint's Fantastic New Album "Punching The Sky"

Hard Rock & Metal

2020 has been one hell of a year so far.  But if you’re looking for something positive to help get through the madness, Armored...

Dokken - Greatest Video Hits Dokken - Greatest Video Hits

Hard Rock & Metal

Recently, I sat down with Don Dokken to discuss his new album, appropriately named The Lost Songs: 1978-1981.  I’ve been a fan of Dokken...

Don Jamieson Discusses New Album "Denim And Laughter" Don Jamieson Discusses New Album "Denim And Laughter"

Hard Rock & Metal

Don is best known as a co-host of VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show, where legends of rock hang...

XS ROCK Exclusive Interview With "The Queen Of Metal" Doro Pesch XS ROCK Exclusive Interview With "The Queen Of Metal" Doro Pesch

Hard Rock & Metal

Doro discusses her new U.S. tour dates as well as a surprise song collaboration that she’s currently doing with another well-known metal singer. Doro...

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Continue To Thrill Live Audiences My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Continue To Thrill Live Audiences

Alternative / Punk

Just a few hours before their show, I sat down with Frankie Nardiello, A.K.A. Groovie Mann, vocalist for My Life With The Thrill Kill...

XS ROCK Interview With Rob Cavestany, Guitarist For Death Angel XS ROCK Interview With Rob Cavestany, Guitarist For Death Angel

Hard Rock & Metal

The XS ROCK Best Metal Album Of 2019 is “Humanicide” by Death Angel.  An outstanding metal album that has to be heard to be...

Hard Rock & Metal

  You know what’s wrong with rock music? it’s not reckless and it’s not dangerous anymore. Josh Todd – Buckcherry Lead Singer This is...

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Alternative / Punk

As one of the founding members of the iconic EBM band Nitzer Ebb, Bon Harris is practically a legend to fans of the genre. ...

Hard Rock & Metal

David Ellefson, the legendary bassist for Megadeth, is gearing up for some special tour dates with his all-star group Metal Allegiance.  Metal Allegiance’s core...

Phil Lewis From L.A. Guns Discusses New Album, Reunion With Tracii Guns and More! Phil Lewis From L.A. Guns Discusses New Album, Reunion With Tracii Guns and More!

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: So I’ve had a chance to listen to the new album, The Devil You Know and it’s fantastic. It sounds just like...

Hard Rock & Metal

When your resume’ includes playing in both legendary rock bands, Dio and Whitesnake, you know you’re doing something right.  That’s definitely the case with...

Legendary Metal Drummer Ken Mary Talks With XS ROCK Legendary Metal Drummer Ken Mary Talks With XS ROCK

Hard Rock & Metal

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with legendary drummer Ken Mary.  Over the years, Ken has played with some of...

Alternative / Punk

Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin has just released a new EP by his side project “3 Headed Snake”. If you haven’t had a chance to...

Hard Rock & Metal

Geoff Tate seems to be sort of an enigmatic person for a lot of people. Always a bit mysterious and probably often misunderstood. Prior...

Christian Rock & Metal

Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)  have reunited once again to create Unified, the second album by Sweet & Lynch. I...

Hard Rock & Metal

Carmine Appice is a legend in the world of rock drummers. Over the years he has played with a virtual who’s who list of...

XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: So, Quiet Riot now has James Durbin as lead vocalist. I’ve had a chance to listen to Road Rage and I think...

Hard Rock & Metal

Recently, I received an advanced release for Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Most of you probably know Josh...

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: Hey Robert! It’s a pleasure to talk with you. I’ve been a fan for many years. I want to talk about the...

Hard Rock & Metal

    In my opinion, one of the best metal bands to come out after the year 2000 had to be Sister Sin. Each...

Hard Rock & Metal

Recently, I reviewed the latest album by Art of Anarchy called “The Madness”. Which you can read here.  Needless to say I was blown away...

Hard Rock & Metal

Today I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Alex Grossi. Most of you probably know Alex as the guitarist in Quiet...

Interview With Night Ranger's Jack Blades Interview With Night Ranger's Jack Blades

Hard Rock & Metal

Jack Blades Talks To XS ROCK About New Night Ranger Album, His Career and More… Rewind back to the year 1982. I was in...

Interview With David Reece Interview With David Reece

Hard Rock & Metal

XS Rock readers know that I’ve recently been raving about the debut album by Sainted Sinners featuring David Reece (Accept, Bonfire, Bangalore Choir). Well,...

Hard Rock & Metal

XS ROCK: So tell me about your great new album “He Saw It Comin”. I just did a review on it recently and in...

interview with stephen pearcy interview with stephen pearcy

Hard Rock & Metal

When I was in high school, I had the walls of my room covered with posters and magazine pages from my favorite bands. No...

Former Accept Vocalist Udo Dirkschneider To Release Covers Album Former Accept Vocalist Udo Dirkschneider To Release Covers Album

Hard Rock & Metal

When it comes to metal’s greatest anthems, Accept’s Balls To The Wall is always listed as one of the top songs. And, with good...

80s Rock & Pop

Watch New Prince Video For "Manic Monday", The Song That He Gave To The Bangles

80s Music Video Of The Day

Prince wrote this massive hit for the Bangles and the original version as recorded by Prince has been un-earthed and was released on the...

Watch New Music Video "Gonna Be You" With Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan & Debbie Harry Watch New Music Video "Gonna Be You" With Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan & Debbie Harry

80s Rock & Pop

80 For Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip...

Madonna has just announced ‘The Celebration Tour’: 4 decades of music and her greatest hits!! Madonna has just announced ‘The Celebration Tour’: 4 decades of music and her greatest hits!!

80s Rock & Pop

Today, Madonna announced Madonna: The Celebration Tour, in an iconic viral video with a wink to her groundbreaking film Truth or Dare. The video (click here for trailer version) features...

Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot

80s Rock & Pop

Sir Mix A Lot has returned to spoof his own song and parody the video for “Baby’s Got Back” in this brand new Chex...

80s Rock & Pop

Billy Idol has shared the following info about his Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony and the link to watch it live: Join me in...

Fred White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dead At 67 Fred White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dead At 67

80s Rock & Pop

Fred’s brother Verdine White, broke the news of Fred’s death on Instagram with the following post: Dearest Family Friends and Fans….. Our family is...

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Skinny Puppy Announces Final Tour, And Appears To Be Ending As A Group

Alternative / Punk

Withered bE this rope that smothers any hope and banG .. it’s been 40 Years .. ! .. all doGeared by memories formed through...

The Sisters Of Mercy Announce First U.S. Tour In Over 14 Years The Sisters Of Mercy Announce First U.S. Tour In Over 14 Years

Alternative / Punk

THE SISTERS OF MERCY have announced their first US tour in over 14 years: 19 dates, commencing on May 10, 2023. For over four decades,...

Industrial Rockers Deathstars Return After 8-Year Hiatus -Watch New Video! Industrial Rockers Deathstars Return After 8-Year Hiatus -Watch New Video!

Alternative / Punk

Swedish industrial cult act DEATHSTARS finally return with their latest sonic output Everything Destroys You, which will be released on May 5th through Nuclear...

Skate Punks JFA Return With New Album Skate Punks JFA Return With New Album

Alternative / Punk

If you ever wondered what the hell happened to real from the heart, blazing fast, solid running, tight as nails, old school to the...

Tom Verlaine, Singer, And Guitarist For Television Dead At 73 Tom Verlaine, Singer, And Guitarist For Television Dead At 73

Alternative / Punk

Punk, New Wave band frontman Tom Verlaine has died after a brief illness at the age of 73. Although the New York band Television...

Alternative / Punk

Sex Pistols bassist and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock has inked a worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl, which will see...

Rock News

Laura Cox Delivers Knockout Blow with New Album “Head Above Water”

Music Reviews

Laura Cox has been blazing a trail on the French and European rock/blues scene over the past 11 years, but she has been largely...

Rock

Considered by many to be one of the best rock guitarists of all time, Beck died peacefully after a short battle with bacterial meningitis....

2 Must-Have Jimi Hendrix Releases 2 Must-Have Jimi Hendrix Releases

Rock

Jimi Hendrix — Burning Desire On these studio recordings with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles in the wake of the dissolution of the...

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign

80s Rock & Pop

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign

Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour

80s Rock & Pop

Foreigner hits the tour circuit to bid farewell to a long-running career. The opening band for the tour will be none other than Loverboy....

Hard Rock & Metal News

Listen To Brand New L.A. Guns Song "You Betray" From Upcoming Album Black Diamonds

Hard Rock & Metal

Check out this brand-new heavy rocker by L.A. Guns called “You Betray” L.A. Guns will release their brand new studio album “Black Diamonds” in...

Hard Rock & Metal

Leading Japanese heavy metal act, ANTHEM, will release their brand-new studio album, Crimson & Jet Black, via Reaper Entertainment on April 21st, today unveiling the record’s...

Hard Rock & Metal

Metal Church has announced the following: Yes, the rumors are true, it’s official! Please welcome vocalist Marc Lopes to the congregation! We auditioned a...

Hard Rock & Metal

Being a true master of an instrument like guitar is difficult. Mastering a new language like Japanese is even more difficult. Contributing to some...

Listen To Brand New Ozzy Osbourne Song "Patient Number 9" Listen To Brand New Ozzy Osbourne Song "Patient Number 9"

Hard Rock & Metal

Statement from OZZY OSBOURNE: “This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all...

ESCAPE THE FATE Returns With New Song "H8 MY SELF" ESCAPE THE FATE Returns With New Song "H8 MY SELF"

Hard Rock & Metal

With a new label, new band members and new music ESCAPE THE FATE is all about evolution.  With today’s release of the new single...