Category Archives: Interviews

GEOFF TATE On Possibility Of Reunion With QUEENSRŸCHE: ‘Absolutely Not. What On Earth For?’

GEOFF TATE On Possibility Of Reunion With QUEENSRŸCHE: ‘Absolutely Not. What On Earth For?’

Pete Colantuono of EzineArticles.com recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. EzineArticles.com: How important was it to get ["Frequency Unknown"] out to remind people what Geoff Tate and the QUEENSRŸCHE brand was about? Tate: How important was it for that? Well, that wasn’t my reasoning at all. My reasoning is I make records. I like to put them out and I’d like to put them out a lot more frequently and that’s what I’m…

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Breaks Down Three Songs From Upcoming Album

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Breaks Down Three Songs From Upcoming Album

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows spoke to U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine about three of the songs that will appear on the band’s sixth studio album, “Hail To The King”, due on August 27. The new disc was once again produced by Mike Elizondo and is the first to be wholly written without drummer and key songwriter James “The Rev” Sullivan, who died in December 2009. Sullivan has since been replaced by Arin Ilejay, a former member of CONFIDE. “Shepherd Of Fire” M. Shadows: “This is the…

MEGADETH Bassist Has No Problem Jamming With JASON NEWSTED During GIGANTOUR

MEGADETH Bassist Has No Problem Jamming With JASON NEWSTED During GIGANTOUR

Cindy Scull of the Dallas radio station 97.1 The Eagle recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about the rumors that MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine may join forces with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted on stage on this summer’s Gigantour to perform a classic METALLICA song Mustaine co-wrote during his short tenure with the band, Ellefson said: “What’s cool about this Gigantour coming up is, obviously, Dave and Jason both being former METALLICA members,…

GEOFF TATE On Upcoming QUEENSRŸCHE Court Case: ‘If I Lose, I Win; If I Win, I Win’

GEOFF TATE On Upcoming QUEENSRŸCHE Court Case: ‘If I Lose, I Win; If I Win, I Win’

Mark Dean of MyGlobalMind webzine recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. MyGlobalMind: Is the new lineup [of your version of QUEENSRŸCHE] a permanent fixture or can fans expect a rotating lineup? Because you have actually indicated that you’d rather collaborate with different groups of people. Geoff: Oh, I would, yeah. At this point in my life, I would really like to work with people that I admire and people that are great players.…

BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer Explains JINXX’s Absence From ‘Golden Gods’, ‘Rock On The Range’

BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer Explains JINXX’s Absence From ‘Golden Gods’, ‘Rock On The Range’

Vocalist Andy Biersack spoke to Artisan News about the absence of the band’s guitarist Jinxx (real name: Jeremy Miles Ferguson) during their appearance at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio in May. “To be honest with you, and to be candid, Jinxx found that he had an illness that was affecting him for multiple years, and he had had some troubles on tour, but it was never anything that we knew was serious,” Biersack said (see video below). “It’s something that he…

VINNIE PAUL: ‘How Does PANTERA Get Back Together Without DIMEBAG? It’s Never Gonna Happen’

VINNIE PAUL: ‘How Does PANTERA Get Back Together Without DIMEBAG? It’s Never Gonna Happen’

France’s L’Enôrme TV conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. On late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman: Vinnie: “We all miss Jeff. Jeff was a great friend and we had some very good times with him. I just wish the SLAYER boys the best. And hopefully Jeff is in a better place.” On whether any other previously unreleased recordings from his…

BUTCHER BABIES Interviewed By REVOLVER TV (Video)

BUTCHER BABIES Interviewed By REVOLVER TV (Video)

Revolver TV conducted an interview with the BUTCHER BABIES during this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. BUTCHER BABIES‘ debut album, “Goliath”, will be released on July 9 via Century Media Records. The Los Angeles-based band — frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shephard, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner — wrapped its tour with MARILYN MANSON in late February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (GOJIRA, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED).…

MEGADETH’s MUSTAINE: ‘I’ve Been Known To Act Violently When I’m In The Wrong Headspace’

MEGADETH’s MUSTAINE: ‘I’ve Been Known To Act Violently When I’m In The Wrong Headspace’

Jeff Niesel of the Cleveland Scene recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Cleveland Scene: I was surprised to read so many negative reviews of “Super Collider”. Mustaine: I don’t know what you’re talking about, because it’s the No. 6 record and those guys are probably sheep. There are a lot of pond scum out there who follow me wherever I go, and they just say stuff because they don’t like me and they don’t like…

KREATOR Guitarist Interviewed At Belgium’s GRASPOP METAL MEETING (Video)

KREATOR Guitarist Interviewed At Belgium’s GRASPOP METAL MEETING (Video)

Guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö of German/Finnish thrash metal veterans KREATOR was interviewed by Skynet during this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held June 28-30 in Dessel, Belgium. You can now watch the chat below. “Dying Alive”, the new concert DVD/Blu-ray from KREATOR, will be released on August 30 via Nuclear Blast. The set features the band’s sold-out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45-day European tour in support of KREATOR‘s “Phantom Antichrist” album. The packed and sweat-driven show was…

METALLICA Drummer Says ‘Through The Never’ Movie Is ‘Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen’

METALLICA Drummer Says ‘Through The Never’ Movie Is ‘Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen’

Last month, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to Artisan News about “Metallica Through The Never”, filmmaker Nimród Antal‘s captivating 3D movie featuring one of music’s most enduring and iconic bands. Check out the report below. IMAX Corporation and Picturehouse have announced that “Metallica Through The Never” will be digitally remastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX theatres for a one-week engagement starting Friday, September 27. The film will expand into additional theatres on October 4. Starring…

90-Year-Old Acting Legend CHRISTOPHER LEE Talks About His New Heavy Metal Album

90-Year-Old Acting Legend CHRISTOPHER LEE Talks About His New Heavy Metal Album

Legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has appeared in such cinematic milestones as “Lord Of The Rings”, “Star Wars”, “The Man With The Golden Gun” and “Dracula”, released his second heavy metal album, “Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death”, on May 27 on audio CD, a two-disc gatefold vinyl and MP3 downloads. “Charlemagne: The Omens Of Death” signifies Christopher Lee‘s move into “full-on” heavy metal. Speaking to Skullbanger Media, Lee stated about his new album: “‘The Omens Of Death’, apart from being the continuation to the first…

CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: ‘There’s Never Any Direction To What We’re Trying To Do’

CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: ‘There’s Never Any Direction To What We’re Trying To Do’

Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal of Metal Assault recently conducted an interview with bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metal Assault: I was listening to the new album, “Halo Of Blood”, and to me it sounds a lot like the early BODOM albums. I love that sound, and it seems like it’s coming back with this new album. Would you agree that’s the case? Henkka: Actually, no. [laughs] But it’s hard…