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Tag Archives: Matt Sorum

Deadland Ritual (Black Sabbath/Guns N’ Roses) announce European Tour

Posted by on January 28, 2019

Deadland Ritual, the new project featuring Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler (bass), Billy Idol/Vince Neil guitarist Steve Stevens, Guns N’ Roses/ Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum and Apocalyptica frontman Franky Perez have announced their first European tour. The trek is scheduled to kick off on June 4th in Copenhagen, DK and will run through June 21-23rd […]

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Deadland Ritual (Black Sabbath, ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.) premiere “Down In Flames” music video

Posted by on December 10, 2018

Last week, we were excited to hear about Deadland Ritual, the new project featuring Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Apocalyptica/ex-Scars on Broadway vocalist Franky Perez. While we only saw a brief introduction, today (10th), the group has unveiled the music video for […]

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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler forms new band Deadland Ritual

Posted by on December 4, 2018

Deadland Ritual is currently scheduled to perform next year’s Hellfest on June 22nd. The group are also set to play on the main stage. However, who are they? The supergroup has officially revealed their identity yesterday (3rd) via social media as the band features former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer […]

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Rock and metal community reacts to Orlando shooting

Posted by on June 13, 2016

Over the weekend, the worst mass shooting in modern US history took place in Orlando, FL when a gunman killed 49 people at a night club. This act of terror brings back the terrifying incident that took place in Paris this past November, when terrorists stormed Le Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal show. Given such a […]

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Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires to pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at The Grammys

Posted by on February 4, 2016

The Grammys are infamous for forgetting to include deceased metal legends in its “In Memoriam” portion (well, you can argue they forget about metal in general). However, it appears that the NARAS members are keen to honoring the late Lemmy Kilmister. That’s why the award show has tapped Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper’s cover band whose […]

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Slash and Duff McKagan confirmed to rejoin Guns N’ Roses

Posted by on January 5, 2016

After months of rumors and speculation, it was confirmed last night that Guns N’ Roses would headline this year’s Coachella festival. However, now we know for sure that Axl Rose will indeed be joined by Slash and Duff McKagan onstage. Granted, both Slash and McKagan pretty much confirmed this with (not so) subtle posts on […]

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In Their Defense Of Their Good Name: Velvet Revolver’s ‘Contraband’

Posted by on September 22, 2014

In Defense Of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. It’s been over six years since Scott Weiland’s split from Velvet Revolver, and it doesn’t seem like the band is even close to finding a replacement. So it’s […]

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Kari Rueslåtten’s Top 5: Favorite Non-Traditional Metal Releases made by metal musicians

Posted by on March 17, 2014

Most know Kari Rueslåtten as the founding frontwoman of  Norwegian metal band  The 3rd and the Mortal as well as her catalog of solo work. However, since the beginning of Kari’s solo career in 1997, she has released 5 albums as a singer/songwriter. And her first album in eight years, Time Will Tell (out now via […]

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Listen To Metallica Cover Deep Purple’s “When A Blind Man Cries”

Posted by on August 20, 2012

Eagle Rock has announced that they’ll be issuing Re-Machined – A Tribute to Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’ on September 25. The album was originally announced as a Metal Hammer compilation that will go on sale as a fan pack in the UK. Of the tracks recorded on the album, many are most excited about Metallica’s take on […]

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Scott Weiland Claims He’s Back In Velvet Revolver, Slash Denies It

Posted by on May 14, 2012

It’s been about four years since Scott Weiland abruptly left Velvet Revolver. And since then, Slash and his fellow ex-Guns N’ Roses members have yet to find a replacement (despite coming close with Corey Taylor and Jimmy Gnneco). So when the Stone Temple Pilot singer rejoined his former VR mates onstage for a benefit show, […]

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