Metal

‘It’s got a nice, cool vibe’: Ace Frehley on his unlikely new cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’

‘It’s got a nice, cool vibe’: Ace Frehley on his unlikely new cover of Steve Miller’s ‘The Joker’

Remember “New York Groove”? The ex-Kiss guitarist says it’s like that.

‘I guess news was leaked’: David Coverdale makes a change in Whitesnake’s lineup

‘I guess news was leaked’: David Coverdale makes a change in Whitesnake’s lineup

Reports of the switch first leaked on social media, prompting an official statement.

Something Else! Interview: Glenn Hughes of California Breed, Deep Purple + Black Sabbath

Something Else! Interview: Glenn Hughes of California Breed, Deep Purple + Black Sabbath

Glenn Hughes, in conversation, is as expansive as his own strikingly multi-faceted career.

Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (2014)

Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (2014)

While I’ve quite enjoyed most of Sebastian Bach’s solo records, and ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ is no exception, I voice the same annoyance with each one.

White Light Cemetery – White Light Cemetery (2013)

White Light Cemetery – White Light Cemetery (2013)

Very much rooted in the sludgy swamp metal of Down and Crowbar, there’s also a heavy influence of Southern and stoner rock.

On Second Thought: Ozzy Osbourne – No Rest for the Wicked (1988)

On Second Thought: Ozzy Osbourne – No Rest for the Wicked (1988)

This ranks right up there with ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’ in the discussion of Ozzy’s best solo records.

One Track Mind: Judas Priest, “Redeemer of Souls” from Redeemer of Souls (2014)

One Track Mind: Judas Priest, “Redeemer of Souls” from Redeemer of Souls (2014)

Newly released music from an old favorite band always brings an odd mix of anticipation and trepidation before I push the play button. I always have a great sense of dread that it will be awful

Delain – The Human Contradiction (2014)

Every now and then, I come across a record that for some weird reason seems to call out to me for a listen despite past history.

One Track Mind: Slayer, “Implode” (2014)

One Track Mind: Slayer, “Implode” (2014)

Wednesday night, Slayer made a surprise appearance to kick off the Revolver Golden Gods Awards with the debut of a new song, “Implode.”

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

‘The Voice of Queensryche’: Bitter struggle between Geoff Tate, Todd La Torre-led bands apparently ends

A noticeable rebranding of Geoff Tate’s webpage indicates that a settlement in the legal battle for the rights to his old band’s name has been settled. The site now reads: “Geoff Tate: The Voice of Queensryche.”