Metal

‘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.

‘It’s staying true to what made Kiss great': Tommy Thayer defends decision to copy Ace Frehley

‘It’s staying true to what made Kiss great': Tommy Thayer defends decision to copy Ace Frehley

Tommy Thayer first appeared on a Kiss project in 1998, as a sideman on Psycho Circus. Yet, even when he officially took over as guitarist in 2002, Thayer stuck primarily to echoing founding member Ace Frehley

Forgotten series: Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

In 1990, Judas Priest was coming out of something of a tough period. After recording metal classics like British Steel and Screaming for Vengeance in the early 1980s, they had released the polarizing Turbo

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

‘A sort of jazzy, bluesy feel': Geezer Butler previews upcoming Black Sabbath reunion album

Geezer Butler says the forthcoming Black Sabbath album returns the group to the feel of its initial trio of recordings, even if they’ve had to move on without original drummer Bill Ward.

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

‘Don’t break into the house and try to steal them': Van Halen’s David Lee Roth on gold records, good times

The latest episode of the Roth TV shows finds David Lee Roth giving a brief tour of the long hallway that leads across the length of the second-floor in flamboyant Van Halen frontman’s mansion — affectionately known as the Mojo Dojo.

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

‘They were always energetic and that was good for me': Tony Iommi on Black Sabbath’s legacy of drummers

The news that Brad Wilk will be sitting in the drum chair for Black Sabbath’s forthcoming reunion album had us taking a look back at the huge shoes he’ll be filling.