Metal

‘I warned him in the beginning’: Kiss’ Gene Simmons predicted trouble for Van Halen, David Lee Roth

Gene Simmons confirms that Eddie Van Halen, frustrated over his relationship with David Lee Roth, approached him about joining Kiss in the early 1980s. The timing was right, too, as Simmons and Co. were working without a guitarist on Creatures of the Night.

Dio – Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly (2013)

Dio – Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly (2013)

With the sad anniversary of Ronnie James Dio’s death some three years ago comes an opportunity to return to a muscular concert offering that finds him near the peak of his solo powers.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Tom Keifer, May 17, 2013

At Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom, Monroe, La.: I’ve seen Tom Keifer a few times over the years with Cinderella, mostly in arenas and ampitheaters, and always left happy.

Something Else! sneak peek: Five Finger Death Punch with Rob Halford, “Lift Me Up” (2013)

I’ll grant that I’m only a casual fan of Five Finger Death Punch. I kind of liked the anger and heaviness of their first record Way of the Fist, but my interest waned.

‘A good way of telling people we’re back’: Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

‘A good way of telling people we’re back’: Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

Black Sabbath’s cameo last night on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” included the television debut of “End of the Beginning,” a song from their upcoming reunion disc 13.

Queensryche – Frequency Unknown (2013)

It will come as no surprise to many Queensryche fans that the weakest link in Geoff Tate’s version of the band may be Tate himself.

Forgotten series: Shotgun Messiah – Violent New Breed (1993)

Forgotten series: Shotgun Messiah – Violent New Breed (1993)

In 1993, I had little to no interest in Shotgun Messiah. I considered them one of the also-rans of the late 1980s glam metal scene. Their previous two albums hadn’t connected with me

‘How the mighty have fallen’: Queensyche’s Geoff Tate reacts to vicious fans comments

Merciless abuse continues to be heaped on the current album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, as a new video compilation of withering fan insults surfaces — intercut with stunned reactions from Tate himself.

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s  health scare

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s health scare

As a new King’s X tour heads toward Texas, Jerry Gaskill continues to make a full recovery from last year’s horrifying health scare. He’s even readying a solo studio effort. “Very excited about that,” Gaskill says

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

A 10-year long journey for Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer came to fruition with the release of his first solo album, The Way Life Goes. A long time in the making, the album is probably the most varied effort of Keifer’s career