Tag: Musical Career

Bassist DANIEL ANTONSSON Parts Ways with DARK TRANQUILLITY

Dark Tranquillity has parted ways with bassist Daniel Antonsson and made the following statement on their Facebook page. This decision has been growing for awhile, and the main reason is that Daniel wanted to focus on his own musical projects, as well as work more in his recording studio. Being first and foremost a guitarist, …

STEVE VAI States Eddie Van Halen is a Guitar God of the Highest Order

Justin Tedaldi of the Examiner spoke with master guitarist Steve Vai about his solo tour, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Portions of the interview appear below. Examiner: How’s the tour going so far? Steve Vai: It’s going great, you know? It’s my first full-length solo tour that I’ve been doing in five years (laughs). We’ve done a lot …

DIO’s Final Studio Album “Master of the Moon” to be Issued as Picture Disc

Ronnie James Dio’s stellar musical career was matched by very few, and what turned out to be the last-ever studio album released by his solo band, Dio, will be issued as a picture disc on June 5th. ‘Master of the Moon’ will be released via the Niji Entertainment Group, and is the first time the …

PETER CRISS Discusses His Musical Career and Surviving Breast Cancer

Founder drummer of Kiss, Peter Criss, survived breast cancer four years ago. Peter,thankfully, has been healthy since the “scare”  and is doing his part in putting the word out to men and the importance of early detection. Matthew Wilkening of UltimateClassicRock.com had the opportunity of speaking with Peter Criss, founding drummer of Kiss, about his …

BON SCOTT’s Mother Dies At 94

Isa Scott, the mother of legendary AC/DC singer Bon Scott, died in Western Australia at the age of 94. Born Isabelle Cunningham Mitchell, Isa — along with her husband, Charles (Chick) Scott — emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1952 with their then two sons, Ronald Belford (Bon) Scott (born 1946) and the younger Derek Scott …

OBSCURA Bassist Thesseling Calls It Quits

Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling has left German progressive death metallers OBSCURA. In a statement released to Blabbermouth.net , Jeroen explained, “Due to repetitive conflicting schedules with job related obligations I have decided to depart OBSCURA. Beside the limited availability that kept me away from touring during the last months, I feel like taking new directions …

Come For The Band Name, Stay For The Hilarity. Anal Cunt Frontman Dead at 43.

It was reported today that Seth Putnam of Anal Cunt has died of a heart attack at the age of 43.  In a statement from the bands PR firm: “Yes, it’s true. Seth Putnam, one of the most infamous musicians that extreme metal has ever seen, the grindcore GG Allin, has passed away due to …

LOUDNESS at The Galaxy Concert Theatre

LOUDNESS LOUDNESS was formed in May 1981, after Akira TAKASAKI and Munetaka HIGUCHI left the Japanese pop band Lazy to explore heavier styles of music. Based on their early sound, it would seem that they wanted to become the “Van Halen” of Japan. Joined by the extremely capable vocalist Minoru NIIHARA (formerly from EARTHSHAKER) and …

Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks One-Armed Drummer

Pyromania — a Def Leppard cover band based in Dallas, Texas — is looking for a new drummer with only one arm, just like actual Leppard drummer Rick Allen, according to RollingStone.com. Their hand-written ad also insists that the ideal percussionist must have “no prosthetics” and should own a “flame-retardant kit and stick.” Pyromania claims …

Ozzy Osbourne and Queensrÿche Exclusive Interviews Posted!

Feeling fat? Why not chew the fat over two of SMN’s latest interviews with OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G. and QUEENSRYCHE vocalist Geoff Tate. They’re mighty tasty. You’ve been in many other bands such as Nightrage, Mystic Prophecy, Arch Enemy and Dream Evil. You keep stepping up to the plate and are now definitely being …

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