Tag: Respect

SLAYER Makes Followup Statement Regarding Dave Lombardo

Slayer has released the following statement to Blabbermouth.net regarding the band’s decision to replace drummer Dave Lombardo for the upcoming Australian tour: “Slayer confirms that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour that starts this Saturday, February 23 in Brisbane. As regards Dave Lombardo’s Facebook post, Slayer does not agree with Mr. Lombardo’s substance or the timeline of the events, except to acknowledge …

SYSTEM DIVIDE Cancels Rest of Tour with EPICA, INSOMNIUM, and ALESTORM

System Divide has had to cancel the rest of their North American appearances with Epica, Insomnium, and Alestorm. Vocalist Sven De Caluwé has posted a statement, which can be read below. “It is with great regret we have to announce that System Divide has to drop off our North American tour with EPICA. Miri [Milman] already had to …

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Leaves Band

“To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage.  We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we’ve had him in the band.  Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. …

Exclusive Interview with LUCA TURILLI of RHAPSODY

After the announcement of the friendly split of Rhapsody of Fire, the birth of the new LT’s Rhapsody band and the announcement of the new album coming out in June 2012, Luca Turilli released his first official and exclusive interview to Markus Wosgien, Head of Promotion of the German record company Nuclear Blast.  To read …

TRACII GUNS Open to Idea of Female Replacement for Jizzy

Tracii Guns, lead guit player and founder of L.A. Guns is a very hip dude.  Seems he wouldn’t shun the idea of having a chick replace Jizzy Pearl.  Jizzy stated yesterday.. “After an amazing two years in L.A. GUNS, I have decided to move on. This decision was not based on anger or animosity — …

Ozzy Wants To Be in Slipknot!

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed by Artisan News Service at the premiere of the documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, directed by Osbourne’s son Jack, and he spoke about his love of and respect for Ozzy. Said Taylor, “I think the thing that makes Ozzy so legendary is the fact that even …

HEVISAURUS: ‘Children’s Metal’ Band Lands In Finnish Top 5

“Hirmuliskojen Yö”, the second album from HEVISAURUS — which is described as one of the the hottest things in Finnish children’s music — has entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 3. The CD features guest appearances by Perttu Kivilaakso (APOCALYPTICA), Janne Wirman(CHILDREN OF BODOM), Antti “Hyrde” Hyyrynen (STAM1NA), Janne “Burton” Puurtinen (HIM), Elias Viljanen (SONATA ARCTICA) and Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE). …

Tripp Tribbett Collaborates With John Rich

Tripp Tribbett, also known as Sinister fromthe VH-1 show Daisy of Love, is currently working on his debut solo album with John Rich. The animated frontman has featured in TWISTED METHOD, DOPE, and MAKESHIFT ROMEO. The material, according to Tribbett, is described as “a cross between Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne.” …

Bret Michaels Wants Respect

BRET MICHAELS just posted pics of his injured face after a prop at The Tony Awards show came down and cracked him in the face at the end of a live performance Sunday night. The hair metal vocalist sent out a press release that we’ll spare you from but here is a snippet:  “I feel …

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