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BabyMetal Releases New Video With Electric Callboy For “RATATATA”

BabyMetal Releases New Video With Electric Callboy For “RATATATA”

Bobby CaughronJun 1, 20244 min read

BABYMETAL and Electric Callboy, two of the most influential bands right now, have collaborated on a new song that will make you dance and sing: “RATATATA”. This song masterfully fuses the signature styles of both bands, seamlessly blending their worlds…

Listen To Brand New Sunbomb Song "Steel Hearts featuring Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet

Listen To Brand New Sunbomb Song “Steel Hearts featuring Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet

Bobby CaughronJun 1, 20243 min read

SUNBOMB, the musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene: Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet, shares “Steel Hearts” the second single from their sophomore album ‘Light Up the Sky’ out June 28th via Frontiers Records Srl.…

Watch Video "For Chapter..." By NILE From New Upcoming Album "The Underworld Awaits Us All"

Watch Video “For Chapter…” By NILE From New Upcoming Album “The Underworld Awaits Us All”

Bobby CaughronMay 31, 20242 min read

World-renowned American death metal icons NILE return in 2024 with their highly-anticipated 10th onslaught, ‘The Underworld Awaits Us All’, out August 23 via Napalm Records. Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE –…

L.A. Guns To Release New Album In 2025

L.A. Guns To Release New Album In 2025

Bobby CaughronMay 31, 20241 min read

Tracii Guns has posted the following update about the upcoming new L.A. Guns album: We have signed a new record deal with @cleopatrarecords and our new record is slated for release mid March 2025. Stay tuned!!! A long of exciting…

Watch Flotsam And Jetsam Music Video For New Song “Primal”

Watch Flotsam And Jetsam Music Video For New Song “Primal”

Bobby CaughronMay 31, 20242 min read

Flotsam And Jetsam has this to say about the new video: We’re very excited to once again unleash Flotzilla onto the metal community! This time, he’ll take the form of our newest single, “Primal.”With “Primal,” we tried to capture the…

Metal Church To Release "The Final Sermon" Live Album Featuring Late Vocalist Mike Howe

Metal Church To Release “The Final Sermon” Live Album Featuring Late Vocalist Mike Howe

Bobby CaughronMay 30, 20242 min read

West Coast metal veterans Metal Church will release “The Final Sermon” (Live in Japan 2019) via Rat Pak Records (America) and Reaper Entertainment (Europe) on July 26, 2024. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this Special Edition live release features one of…

Vixen Announces They Already Have A New Singer...So Who Is It?

Vixen Announces They Already Have A New Singer…So Who Is It?

Bobby CaughronMay 29, 20242 min read

Vixen has posted the following update regarding the departure of singer Lorraine Lewis: Hello Foxhead Nation! First of all we want to extend a special thank you to Lorraine Lewis. We’re grateful for her contributions to Vixen and wish her…

JANE’S ADDICTION AND LOVE AND ROCKETS ANNOUNCE 2024 TOUR

JANE’S ADDICTION AND LOVE AND ROCKETS ANNOUNCE 2024 TOUR

Bobby CaughronMay 29, 20244 min read

After reuniting for the first time in 14 years to perform an intimate show in London, Jane’s Addiction, with their original band members, and Love And Rockets announced they will hit the road for their 2024 co-headline tour. Produced by…

W.A.S.P. Announces New U.S. Tour Dates-Performing Their Debut Album Start To Finish

W.A.S.P. Announces New U.S. Tour Dates-Performing Their Debut Album Start To Finish

Bobby CaughronMay 28, 20244 min read

“Album ONE Alive!”, the title of W.A.S.P.’s upcoming North American Tour. August 17, 2024, marks the 40th anniversary of the release of W.A.S.P.’s first album. To celebrate this classic metal album, W.A.S.P. will, for the first time in 40 years,…

Devilskin – Surfacing EP Review

Devilskin – Surfacing EP Review

Bobby CaughronMay 27, 20242 min read

Surfacing is the brand new EP by New Zealand metal band Devilskin. I often feel like EP’s get overlooked because they’re not full albums, but this is one that you shouldn’t skip past. Starting with the heavy but catchy “The…

Lorraine Lewis Announces She Is No Longer In Vixen

Lorraine Lewis Announces She Is No Longer In Vixen

Bobby CaughronMay 26, 20241 min read

Lorraine Lewis who has been the singer for the band Vixen since 2019 has seemingly announced her departure from the band on her Facebook page. Lorraine Lewis known for fronting the band Femme Fatale replaced original Vixen vocalist Janet Gardener.…

Former Autograph Singer Steve Plunkett To Release New Solo Album

Former Autograph Singer Steve Plunkett To Release New Solo Album

Bobby CaughronMay 26, 20241 min read

Known for the smash hit “Turn Up The Radio”, former Autograph singer Steve Plunkett will be releasing his second solo album entitled “Straight Up” on July 26th, 2024. Description: The long-awaited second solo album, his first since 1991, from lead…

On This Day May 25th In Rock Music History

On This Day May 25th In Rock Music History

Bobby CaughronMay 25, 20241 min read

Dio Released their debut album “Holy Diver” on May 25th, 1983. Former Rainbow and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio formed the band with Vinny Appice after they left Black Sabbath and rounded out the band with former Rainbow bassist…

Today In 80s Heavy Metal History May 24th

Today In 80s Heavy Metal History May 24th

Bobby CaughronMay 24, 20241 min read

Destruction Released “Infernal Overkill” on May 24th, 1985 AC/DC released “Who Made Who” on May 24th, 1986 Van Halen released “OU812” on May 24th, 1988 Frehley’s Comet released “Second Sighting” On May 24th, 1988

Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Gets Expanded Edition Release With Previously Unreleased Songs

Van Halen’s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Gets Expanded Edition Release With Previously Unreleased Songs

Bobby CaughronMay 23, 20244 min read

Triple-Platinum #1 Album Remastered And Reissued With Previously Unreleased Audio And Video From 1991 Concert In Dallas 2LP/2CD/Blu-ray Collection Available July 12 PRE-ORDER NOW HERE Previously Unreleased Live Version Of “POUNDCAKE” Available Digitally Today https://youtu.be/AMGUAZM-qb8 Van Halen’s ninth studio album, For…

Watch New Video For "Crack Cocaine" Featuring Ozzy Osbourne From Guitarist Billy Morrison's New Album

Ozzy Osbourne Opens Osbourne Media House For Podcasts and The Osbournes Episodes With Monthly Fees

Bobby CaughronMay 21, 20242 min read

Ozzy Osbourne has opened the Osbourne Media House which is described on their site as: OSBOURNE MEDIA, SITUATED IN ENCINO, CALIFORNIA, IS A VERSATILE PRODUCTION STUDIO RENOWNED FOR CREATING A DIVERSE RANGE OF CONTENT. OUR EXPERTISE SPANS MULTIPLE GENRES, ENCOMPASSING…

Obituary Live Concert Photos In Tampa May 18th 2024

Obituary Live Concert Photos In Tampa May 18th 2024

Bobby CaughronMay 20, 20241 min read

Obituary live concert shots from their show in Tampa Florida at The Yuengling Center.

Amon Amarth Live Concert Photos In Tampa May 18th, 2024

Amon Amarth Live Concert Photos In Tampa May 18th, 2024

Bobby CaughronMay 20, 20241 min read

Live photos from Amon Amarth at The Yuengling Center In Tampa Florida.

Rose Tattoo

Classic Rockers Rose Tattoo To Retire In 2026 For 50th Anniversary

Bobby CaughronMay 20, 20242 min read

Rose Tattoo Singer Angry Anderson has announced the following: TATTS UPDATE… Brothers and Sisters, so where to start? Well, it may not be common knowledge, as no official release has been made thus far, so here goes,..1976-2026,…come 2026 The Rosie…

Brightside Festival Features Magical Performance By SUBLIME

Brightside Festival Features Magical Performance By SUBLIME

Alexander SinkMay 19, 202410 min read

Alexander Sink April 27, 2024 Orlando, FL Like late Sublime founder and frontman Bradley Nowell, I don’t practice Santeria and even if I had a crystal ball; I couldn’t have predicted all the exciting news about the band over the…

Watch Lzzy Hale Perform With Skid Row For The First Time

Watch Lzzy Hale Perform With Skid Row For The First Time

Bobby CaughronMay 18, 20241 min read

Lzzy Hale, vocalist for Halestorm performed with Skid Row for the first time as their fill-in singer in Carterville Illinois on Friday, May 17th. Hale is filling in since former Skid Row singer Erik Grönwall left the band to focus…

Interview With Devilskin Bassist Paul Martin

Interview With Devilskin Bassist Paul Martin

Bobby CaughronMay 15, 20245 min read

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news. Any new projects coming out, live shows, or announcements? Paul-Yes indeed. Today we release our 5th offering. A 6-track EP called Surfacing and we follow it up with a 12-date NZ…

Stryper to Release Their First Ever Acoustic Album 'Acousticyzed' On Feb. 16th

Stryper Announces Guitarist Oz Fox To Undergo Brain Surgery Again

Bobby CaughronMay 15, 20242 min read

Stryper has announced the following: We want to share an important update regarding our guitarist, Oz Fox. Many of you might remember the challenges Oz faced back in 2018 when doctors found two tumors in his brain. After a couple…

MIKE TRAMP Announces New Release 'Songs of White Lion' Out April 14

Mike Tramp’s White Lion Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Bobby CaughronMay 15, 20241 min read

Mike Tramp has announced that his version of White Lion, Mike Tramp’s White Lion will be touring the U.S. starting in August with more dates to follow soon! Aug. 23 – [venue to be announced] – Las Vegas, NVAug. 24…

Listen To New Song "Hordes Of The Horned God" By Hellbutcher

Listen To New Song “Hordes Of The Horned God” By Hellbutcher

Bobby CaughronMay 14, 20243 min read

As the frontman of legendary Swedish maniacs Nifelheim, Hellbutcher stands among the most elite figures of the black metal underground, and with his eponymous new band, HELLBUTCHER, his frenzied mission continues conjuring sounds of pure blasphemy and absolute musical Armageddon.…

Inaugural Brightside Festival Rocks Orlando

Inaugural Brightside Festival Rocks Orlando

Alexander SinkMay 13, 20244 min read

Alexander Sink April 27, 2024 In a city that is known for it’s world-class entertainment, one would think that there is little room to add to the myriad choices. That was not the case on Saturday when the inaugural Brightside…

Ashes to Omens - Feed Me More (Review)

Ashes to Omens – Feed Me More (Review)

Bobby CaughronMay 12, 20241 min read

Ashes To Omens comes on strong with their new single “Feed Me More”. This modern metal sex-fueled anthem has an instantly likable groove. Ashes To Omens’ sound should have a broad range of appeal in the hard rock community. It…

Watch The New Video For “Blood Empress” From Unleash The Archers

Watch The New Video For “Blood Empress” From Unleash The Archers

Bobby CaughronMay 12, 20244 min read

Canadian modern power metal icons UNLEASH THE ARCHERS recently announced the upcoming release of their massive sixth studio album, ‘Phantoma’, out this Friday, May 10, 2024 via Napalm Records! Following their highly-acclaimed latest singles “Green & Glass”, “Ghosts In The…

Sam Ash Music Store Chain Closing All Stores

Sam Ash Music Store Chain Closing All Stores

Bobby CaughronMay 10, 20241 min read

Sam Ash, the music retailer that has been in business for 100 years has announced the following sad news: It is with a heavy heart that we announce that effective May 2nd 2024, all Sam Ash Music Store locations will begin…

Watch Brand New Sebastian Bach Video For "What Do I Got To Lose?"

If You Miss The Classic Skid Row…Check Out This New Sebastian Bach Song “Freedom”!

Bobby CaughronMay 10, 20242 min read

SEBASTIAN BACH has a lot to celebrate today. It’s the release day for his much-anticipated CHILD WITHIN tHE MAN (Reigning Phoenix Music) album—his first solo effort in 10 years—and tonight he’ll launch the U.S. leg of his “WHAT DO I GOT…

Devilskin-Barracuda (Review)

Devilskin-Barracuda (Review)

Bobby CaughronMay 9, 20242 min read

Let me start by saying that it takes some serious balls to cover any song by Heart’s Ann Wilson. However, Devilskin vocalist Jennie Skulander does a really great job on this song. The song is definitely on the heavier side…

Them Damn Kings-"Shown With A Fist" Review

Them Damn Kings-“Shown With A Fist” Review

Bobby CaughronMay 9, 20241 min read

Incendiary guitar solos….check Pounding drums to rattle the walls…check Scowling aggressive vocals with a catchy chorus…check “Shown With A Fist” is a recipe of all the ingredients for a hard rock lovers buffet. Sounding somewhere between the classic hard rock…

100 Watt Vipers “Wired For Power” Album Review

100 Watt Vipers “Wired For Power” Album Review

Bobby CaughronMay 9, 20242 min read

Now this is what I’m talking about. Here’s a band that I’ve never heard before and after hearing this great album, I’m left wondering how I could have possibly missed them. With soulful, gritty vocals and bluesy distorted guitar that…

Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For "Light 'Em Up"

Watch The Dead Daisies New Music Video For “Light ‘Em Up”

Bobby CaughronMay 9, 20242 min read

All-Star Group The Dead Daisies featuring members of Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Whitesnake are gearing up for a truly ambitious and global 2024! The first single off the new album called is “Light ‘Em Up” “Hey…

Stryper To Release Acoustic Album "To Hell With The Amps"

Stryper To Release Acoustic Album “To Hell With The Amps”

Bobby CaughronMay 8, 20241 min read

Michael Sweet has announced the following: You asked for it! And we listened! To Hell with the Amps, our acoustic album, is being released worldwide on May 10 to streaming services everywhere.This album was previously released as a very-limited CD/DVD.…

Black Metalers Kvaen Unleash "The Formless Fires" Music Video

Black Metalers Kvaen Unleash “The Formless Fires” Music Video

Bobby CaughronMay 7, 20243 min read

A sumptuous but bitingly intense exploration of beauty and violence, KVAEN’s The Formless Fires is a melodic black metal masterwork radiating an inspirational sense of place. Even more than 2020’s folky, speed metal-infused debut The Funeral Pyre or 2022’s compelling,…

Mr. Big To Release New Album "Ten" On July 12th

Mr. Big To Release New Album “Ten” On July 12th

Bobby CaughronMay 7, 20241 min read

The tenth studio album from Mr. Big (Eric Martin – Vocals, Billy Sheehan- Bass, Paul Gilbert- Guitar and Nick D’Virgilio- Drums) features 11 new original tracks written by Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Andre Pessis and Tony Fanucci. This album is…

Watch Reformed TNT Perform Classic "Seven Seas" Live

Watch Reformed TNT Perform Classic “Seven Seas” Live

Bobby CaughronMay 5, 20241 min read

TNT has announced the following: After six years apart, Tony Harnell, Ronni LeTekrø, and Diesel Dahl are reuniting once again to play festivals and concerts together. That means fans worldwide will be able to hear their high caliber songs live…

Watch Stephen Pearcy’s Solo Band Perform Ratt Classics

Watch Stephen Pearcy’s Solo Band Perform Ratt Classics

Bobby CaughronMay 5, 20241 min read

Stephen Pearcy, “The Voice” of Ratt has added Slaughter drummer Blas Elias to his solo band which also includes Matt Thor (Rough Cutt), Johnny Monaco (E’Nuff Z’Nuff), and longtime guitarist Erik Ferentinos. https://youtu.be/XWFFNtOn_ME

Listen To New Song By 1349 Called "Ash Of Ages" Featuring Satyricon's Frost On Drums

Listen To New Song By 1349 Called “Ash Of Ages” Featuring Satyricon’s Frost On Drums

Bobby CaughronMay 4, 20244 min read

In the grand tradition of black metal supremacy, 1349 returns with a searing standalone single, “Ash of Ages”, paving the desolate path to their much-anticipated North American tour later this May. Echoing the grim roots of black metal’s full-throated cry,…

Check Out New Metal Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members From Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, And Shadows Fall

Watch First Video By Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members of Armored Saint, Anthrax Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Exodus, And Overkill!

Bobby CaughronMay 2, 20243 min read

CATEGORY 7, the new heavy metal outfit boasting the all-star lineup of John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Universe, Noturnall), Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Kerry King, Vio-Lence), Jack Gibson (Exodus), and Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill),…

Wang Chung's Jack Hues Discusses New All-Star "Abducted By The 80s Tour"

Wang Chung’s Jack Hues Discusses New All-Star “Abducted By The 80s Tour”

Bobby CaughronMay 2, 20241 min read

Wang Chung’s Jack Hues sat down for an interview to discuss the new All-Star tour for “Abducted By The 80s” which features Wang Chung, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Animotion, and Men Without Hats along with some very interesting info on…

Bathory Biography Available In English For The First Time

Bathory Biography Available In English For The First Time

Bobby CaughronMay 2, 20242 min read

The English-language edition of the unofficial but definitive biography of one of the most influential metal bands of all time – BATHORY. Written by renowned metal journalist José Luis Cano Barron, this comprehensive tome delves into the band’s illustrious career,…

Testament And Kreator Announce U.S. Tour With Possessed

Testament And Kreator Announce U.S. Tour With Possessed

Bobby CaughronApr 30, 20243 min read

This Fall, the ‘Klash of the Titans’ makes its triumphant return to North America! Fans will enjoy an epic night of metal with thrash royalty TESTAMENT and KREATOR co-headlining the run. The 33-date trek will kick off on September 12th in Reno making its…

NIGHTWISH Announce New Album Yesterwynde

NIGHTWISH Announce New Album Yesterwynde

Bobby CaughronApr 30, 20242 min read

A magic dwells in every beginning, full of anticipation for what lies ahead, making time briefly stand still. This moment seems almost infinite, filled with limitless possibilities for the future and the start of a new era. And now, this…

Black Metal Band GAEREA Release "World Ablaze" Video

Black Metal Band GAEREA Release “World Ablaze” Video

Bobby CaughronApr 29, 20242 min read

With talons dipped in the inky blood of black metal and scraped across the flesh of human suffering, GAEREA is leading a charge into the future of darkness, and all those who find beauty and power in the dark side…

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame As A Solo Artist

Ozzy Osbourne To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame As A Solo Artist

Bobby CaughronApr 27, 20241 min read

Legacy recordings has announced the following: The Prince of Darkness is set to be immortalized with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, celebrating his unparalleled influence and contributions to the world of music. From his legendary…

Watch Pink Floyd's David Gilmour's New Solo Music Video For "The Piper's Call"

Watch Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour’s New Solo Music Video For “The Piper’s Call”

Bobby CaughronApr 27, 20241 min read

David Gilmour announces his new album ‘Luck and Strange’, to be released September 6th. The album features eight new tracks along with a beautiful reworking of The Montgolfier Brothers’ ‘Between Two Points’ and has artwork and photography by the renowned…

Listen To Brand New Flotsam And Jetsam Song Called “I Am The Weapon”

Listen To Brand New Flotsam And Jetsam Song Called “I Am The Weapon”

Bobby CaughronApr 27, 20242 min read

Following their 2021’s “Blood In The Water”, Veteran Arizona thrashers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have shared a first single taken off their forthcoming, 15th studio album entitled “I Am The Weapon”, that is slated for a 2024-release via AFM Records! A…

Whitecross Guitarist, Rex Carroll Discusses New Album, New Singer And more In New Interview

Whitecross Guitarist, Rex Carroll Discusses New Album, New Singer, And More in New Interview

Bobby CaughronApr 26, 20241 min read

Iconic Christian Hard Rock/Metal band Whitecross has a new album out called “Fear No Evil” and guitar virtuoso and founding member Rex Carroll talks to us about the new album, what happened to original singer Scott Wenzel, and so much…

Listen To Brand New Motley Crue Song "Dogs Of War" Right Here!

Listen To Brand New Motley Crue Song “Dogs Of War” Right Here!

Bobby CaughronApr 26, 20241 min read

MÖTLEY CRÜE MARKS THE START OF A BRAND NEW CHAPTER WITH NEW SONG ‘DOGS OF WAR’! Dogs Of war is the first song to be released in five years by Motley Crue as well as their first material to be…

Devilskin Delivers Their Metal Version Of Heart's "Barracuda" In New Single and Video

Devilskin Delivers Their Metal Version Of Heart’s “Barracuda” In New Single and Video

Bobby CaughronApr 25, 20244 min read

Prepare to be swept away by a tidal wave of raw power and adrenaline as multi-Platinum-selling New Zealand rock icons DEVILSKIN unleash their latest musical masterpiece: a heart-pounding cover of HEART’s timeless classic, “Barracuda.” With their unmistakable blend of ferocious…

Check Out New Witherfall Music Video For "They Will Let You Down"

Check Out New Witherfall Music Video For “They Will Let You Down”

Bobby CaughronApr 25, 20241 min read

Los Angeles-based dark melodic metal outfit Witherfall are proud to present their new single “They Will Let You Down”, taken from their upcoming album “Sounds Of The Forgotten” (out May 31st). “‘They Will Let You Down’ is Dark Melodic Progressive…

Sebastian Bach Drops Official Music Video For New Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Sebastian Bach Drops Official Music Video For New Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Bobby CaughronApr 24, 20244 min read

Singer, songwriter, author, Broadway star, and actor SEBASTIAN BACH has released a video for “(Hold On) To The Dream,” the latest single from his forthcoming album CHILD WITHIN tHE MAN out May 10 on Reigning Phoenix Music. Watch the “(Hold On)…

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release New Song "Dogs Of War" On Friday April 26th

MÖTLEY CRÜE To Release New Song “Dogs Of War” On Friday April 26th

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20241 min read

MÖTLEY CRÜE RETURNS MARKING THE START OF A BRAND NEW CHAPTER WITH THE NEW SONG ‘DOGS OF WAR’ HITTING ALL PLATFORMS 4/26. Motley Crue just signed a new deal with Big Machine Records and “Dogs Of War” will be their…

Listen To New Song "Unbreakable" By Sunbomb Featuiring Tracii Guns And Michael Sweet

Listen To New Song “Unbreakable” By Sunbomb Featuring Tracii Guns And Michael Sweet

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20243 min read

SUNBOMB, the musical alliance between two steadfast warriors of the U.S. hard rock/metal scene: Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet, have announced the release of their sophomore album out June 24th via Frontiers Records Srl. Developed as a tribute to the…

Femme Fatale, Releases A Live Concert From 1988 With Bonus Tracks

Femme Fatale, Releases A Live Concert From 1988 With Bonus Tracks

Bobby CaughronApr 23, 20242 min read

Femme Fatale, one of the best bands from the 80’s with a fearless female lead singer, are thrilled to be releasing their 1988 live show from Normal, IL, where they opened for the solid and amazing Cheap Trick.  Additionally, there…

ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill

ZZ Top And Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Historic Night On Capitol Hill

Alexander SinkApr 22, 20243 min read

Concert Review April 5, 2024 Tallahassee, FL Legendary Hall of Fame rockers ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd brought their Sharp Dressed / Simple Man tour to Tallahassee on April 5th, much to the delight of a multi-generational crowd at the…

Listen To Brand New Sebastian Song "(Hold On) To The Dream"

Listen To Brand New Sebastian Bach Song “(Hold On) To The Dream”

Bobby CaughronApr 22, 20241 min read

Former Skid Row singer, Sebastian Bach has just released his third single from his upcoming new album called “Child Within The Man” which will be released on May 10th. The new song follows the previously released singles “What Do I…

Watch "Endless Machine" Music Video By Ingested

Watch “Endless Machine” Music Video By Ingested

Bobby CaughronApr 20, 20242 min read

https://youtu.be/dsnnX4UJpNY Since their fifth album, 2020’s Where Only God May Tread, INGESTED has been on a creative tear that has produced almost a full record every year, each displaying the kind of musical growth that only comes from constantly practicing,…

Original Great White Singer Jack Russell's Autobiography To Be Released

Original Great White Singer Jack Russell’s Autobiography To Be Released

Bobby CaughronApr 18, 20241 min read

Jack Russell’s long-awaited autobiography will be out this summer via Gatekeeper Press. Penned by author K. L. Doty, THE TRUE TALE OF MISTA BONE: A Rock + Roll Narrative features a sentimental foreword by Lita Ford, with additional commentary from…

Nifelheim Singer Hellbutcher Returns With New Album-Watch The Video For "Sword Of Wrath"

Nifelheim Singer Hellbutcher Returns With New Album-Watch The Video For “Sword Of Wrath”

Bobby CaughronApr 18, 20243 min read

From the depths of the black metal underground, comes one of its most elite figures with a new band and an even more evil attitude. As frontman of legendary Swedish maniacs Nifelheim, Hellbutcher upheld the bad name of real black…

Watch Video For New Song "War" From Satanic North's Debut Album

Watch Video For New Song “War” From Satanic North’s Debut Album

Bobby CaughronApr 18, 20242 min read

SATANIC NORTH will unleash their self-titled debut full-length on April 19th, via Reaper Entertainment. In advance of the record’s release, today the band reveals first single, “War.” The band comments, “‘War’ is a face-melting song to show you what’s coming…



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The Top 15 German Metal Bands Of the 80s

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Is Emo Metal Underrated?

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Ranked: The Top 10 Two Guitar Systems In Metal

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XS ROCK Exclusive Interview With Josh Todd Of Buckcherry

XS ROCK Exclusive Interview With Josh Todd Of Buckcherry

Sep 19, 201913 min read

  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 the best lineup of Buckcherry that we’ve ever had. On longevity in the rock music business:…

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

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May 28, 201911 min read

As one of the founding members of the iconic EBM band Nitzer Ebb, Bon Harris is practically a legend to fans of the genre.  Nitzer Ebb has a combined output of fourteen albums and EP’s since 1983.  If you ask…

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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 members are David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Mike Portnoy (Ex-Dream Theater) and Mark Menghi.  Guest…

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

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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 what I remember from listening to the first two LA Guns albums years ago. It’s kind…

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Doug Aldrich Talks About Burning Rain Album, Whitesnake, Ronnie James Dio and More!

Mar 11, 201916 min read

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 Doug Aldrich. With a long history of playing and creating incredible songs with bands like Lion,…

Legendary Metal Drummer Ken Mary Talks With XS ROCK

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I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with legendary drummer Ken Mary.  Over the years, Ken has played with some of the best bands around, including Alice Cooper, Accept, House Of Lords, Chastain, Fifth Angel and most…

XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

XS ROCK Interview With Geoff Tate

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Geoff Tate seems to be sort of an enigmatic person for a lot of people. Always a bit mysterious and probably often misunderstood. Prior to meeting Geoff for the first time, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I have…

Michael Sweet Talks With XS ROCK

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Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)  have reunited once again to create Unified, the second album by Sweet & Lynch. I had the chance to sit down and talk with Michael Sweet about the new album, working…

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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 artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Pink Floyd, Michael…

XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali

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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 it’s going to surprise a lot of people. I was surprised that he was able to…

XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

XS ROCK Interview With Buckcherry Vocalist Josh Todd

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Recently, I received an advanced release for Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Most of you probably know Josh and guitarist Stevie D from the band Buckcherry. Buckcherry is still alive and well, but I’ve…

Interview With Warrant’s Robert Mason

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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 new Warrant album in a moment, but first, let’s go back to the beginning for a…

Interview With Former Sister Sin Vocalist Liv Jagrell

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    In my opinion, one of the best metal bands to come out after the year 2000 had to be Sister Sin. Each album seem to be better than the one before it as the band continued to release…

Interview With Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Art Of Anarchy Guitarist Bumblefoot

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Apr 16, 201717 min read

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 by it. When I got the chance to interview guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, I was thrilled.…

Interview With Alex Grossi From Beautiful Creatures and Quiet Riot

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Apr 13, 201712 min read

Today I had the privilege to sit down and talk with Alex Grossi. Most of you probably know Alex as the guitarist in Quiet Riot. But Alex is quite the journeyman of rock n’ roll and always seems to have a…

Interview With Night Ranger's Jack Blades

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Jack Blades Talks To XS ROCK About New Night Ranger Album, His Career and More… Rewind back to the year 1982. I was in middle school and I had gotten a part time job so that I could buy my…

Interview With David Reece

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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, today I had the chance to talk with him about his new band, his past work…

Interview With Jack Russell

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XS ROCK: So tell me about your great new album “He Saw It Comin”. I just did a review on it recently and in my opinion, it’s some of the best material that you’ve ever done. Does the title reference your…

Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today!

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