Metal

Something Else! sneak peek: Flotsam and Jetsam, “Ugly Noise” (2013)

Thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam announced recently that they’d returned to their former label Metal Blade Records for the release of their self-produced 11th album Ugly Noise.

On Second Thought: Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988)

When Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer, who has been plagued with performance problems for many years due to paralysis of one of his vocal cords, posted samples from his long-awaited upcoming solo album, I had to hear them.

‘There’s a lot of material written': Creative outburst for Geezer Butler sparks new Black Sabbath, solo projects

‘There’s a lot of material written': Creative outburst for Geezer Butler sparks new Black Sabbath, solo projects

Geezer Butler is on a roll: Even while writing the bulk of the lyrics for a long-awaited reunion with original lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath’s founding bassist has composed enough songs for a solo album, too.

‘There hasn’t been any response': David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

‘There hasn’t been any response': David Lee Roth tries to broker unlikely Van Halen reunion with Michael Anthony

Van Halen fans aren’t the only ones lobbying for the return of original bassist and background vocalist Michael Anthony. So is frontman David Lee Roth, in a surprising new admission.

‘The most important album of my career': Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

‘The most important album of my career': Ozzy Osbourne recognizes expectations surrounding Black Sabbath reunion

As Black Sabbath puts the finishing touches on 13, the group has released a preview video with comments about the reunion of original members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – Pinnick Gales Pridgen (2013)

These days, it seems “supergroups” are a dime a dozen, but occasionally the combination works. A new group with Dug Pinnick (King’s X, Poundhound), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill) and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) is one of those occasions.

‘Man, I was shredding': Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

‘Man, I was shredding': Journey’s Neal Schon on his emotional new tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Late in the process of recording his new solo project The Calling, Journey’s Neal Schon was reminded of Ronnie James Dio, and a musical connection they made in 1985.

Holy Grail – Ride the Void (2013)

When one of the early lineups of White Wizzard split in 2008, it gave the rock world two of the best traditional metal acts out there.

‘I’m so glad he’s back in': Departing Brian Tichy endorses Tommy Aldridge’s return to Whitesnake

Departed Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy is hailing the return of Tommy Aldridge to the band. Aldridge, a former sideman with Ozzy Osbourne, has already served two previous stints with Whitesnake.

4ARM – Submission for Liberty (2012)

I grew up in the golden age of thrash, and I loved it from the first time I heard it. The precise riffs, the often-complex arrangements and all the power and aggression I needed while still retaining melody and musicality.