ACE FREHLEY: PAUL STANLEY Is ‘One Of The Sloppiest Guitar Players Out There’

In the October issue of Metropolis Nights magazine, legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley sits down with celebrity journalist Chaunce Hayden and opens up about his relationship with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow below. Chaunce Hayden: Recently, in Guitar World magazine, Paul [Stanley] said that you had lost a lot of your guitar […]

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DEF LEPPARD Recruits TRIXTER’s STEVE BROWN To Fill In For VIVIAN CAMPBELL At Upcoming Shows

DEF LEPPARD has tapped TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown to fill in for Vivian Campbell while Vivian is undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Brown will make his live debut with DEF LEPPARD at the pre-game show at the first of this year’s three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host […]

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Vocalist RONNY MUNROE Quits METAL CHURCH

Vocalist Ronny Munroe has left METAL CHURCH to “pursue other interests.” Said the band in a statement: “After 10 years, four albums and many great shows and performances, lead vocalist Ronny Munroe will be leaving METAL CHURCH to pursue other interests. This is regrettable, but understandable. “We wish Ronny success with his new endeavors. “To our fans, we want you […]

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KING’S X Drummer JERRY GASKILL To Be Discharged From Hospital Following Successful Bypass Surgery

KING’S X drummer Jerry Gaskill is scheduled to be discharged this afternoon following a successful bypass surgery. The band says: “He’s moving slowly, but feeling good!” Gaskill suffered a heart attack two weeks ago during the post-operation recovery while undergoing a minor medical procedure. As a result, all of the band’s previously announced shows were canceled. This was the second […]

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AC/DC To Release ‘Rock Or Bust’ Album; ‘Play Ball’ Song To Debut This Weekend

Legendary Anglo-Australian hard rockers AC/DC will release their first new album in six years, an 11-track collection named “Rock Or Bust”, in Australia on November 28 and in North America on December 2. Starting September 27, Turner Sports will provide fans a sneak peek of the new song “Play Ball” as part of the 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason campaign. […]

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SEBASTIAN BACH On What Caused Beef With SKID ROW: ‘If You Put A Gun To My Head, I Couldn’t Tell You’

In the brand new issue of Revolver, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach answered a few questions posted by the magazine’s readers. Asked why a SKID ROW reunion hasn’t happened yet after he spent the past few years “teasing” it, Bach replied: “I wasn’t teasing. I go onstage every night and I sing my songs. Those are my songs. That’s […]

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Start Demoing New Material In Coming Months

Brazil’s Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked when fans can expect the follow-up to last year’s “Disarm The Descent” album, Leach said: “After this South American run [at the end of August], we’re gonna take some time off […]

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