This Monday will be the time to catch up on FEARnet’s hit original series Holliston during a marathon of all 20 episodes. Bonus: Dyver Down, the cover band led by Lance Rockett (the character played note-perfect by Dee Snider), will be debuting its first music video called “Love It Down Your Throat.”
The all-day marathon runs this Monday, August 5, starting at 10am ET/7am PT. Catch up with all the episodes just in time for the season two finale the following day, Tuesday, August 6. Fans can get an early behind-the-scenes look at Dyver Down’s music video exclusively on FEARnet, this Friday, August 2th, and again during the marathon and finale on Tuesday.
Looks like there’s some holiday fun brewing in Dee’s world later this year!
Manowar will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of its Kings Of Metal album with…a new version of the album, Kings of Metal 2014.
The new version will “honor the original as its inspiration, but with additional energy, fully utilizing the power of today’s technology and 25 years of experience,” says bassist Joey DeMaio. “It will contain new arrangements and changes that incorporate live performance elements added over the years. The album will feature additional bonus material and many other surprises.” The album is expected out at the end of this year followed by a tour in 2014.
Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently took a break from recording to talk about what his upcoming solo record.
“Well, I am happy to say we have spent the last two days in studio and we know exactly what to do with this new record,” he said. “It is going to be balls-out, kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll with tons of vocal histrionics and harmonies especially. That is what I am hearing so far on this record. I am going to really concentrate on harmonies and pushing my voice to the maximum you have ever heard it pushed. The riffs are crazy and cool and we have 13 or so songs so we are right on track and we know exactly what to do to kick your ass into 2014! We are into it! And get ready for new Bach rock coming your way soon!”
Grammy-winning mix engineer and producer Mike Shipley, who worked in the past with bands including Aerosmith, Van Halen, Scorpions, Ratt, Winger and Def Leppard, has died. He was in his mid-50s, and no cause of death has yet been reported. Shipley worked on many Def Leppard albums, including Pyromania, Hysteria, High N’ Dry and Adrenalize.
Said Def Lep singer Joe Elliott, “I’m devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Shipley. He was a fantastic engineer and a good guy. Nothing got past him if it wasn’t up to scratch, hence Leppard’s nickname for him, ‘bat ears.’ From the High N’ Dry album in 1981 to the last thing we did together, 1993’s ‘Two Steps Behind’, he was a joy to work with. RIP Shippers.”
Kip Winger, who Shipley worked with on three albums, said, “I’m very sorry to hear that the great Mike Shipley has died. He was a dear friend. Mike was a kind, generous, funny, supremely talented and skilled person. He taught me how to really make a record. I owe the majority of my studio skill to him. In my opinion he was a true genius, a title I rarely give out. This is a tragic loss to the world to say the least. I’ll miss you, Mike.”
Metallica showed up at the recent San Diego Comic-Con for a panel and preview of its upcoming film, Metallica Through The Never. The band also turned in a star-packed surprise show at a local venue. Check out some video of the band during its pre-show rehearsal plus some killer live footage.
If you’re holding your breath for a reunion of the classic L.A. Guns lineup, you can breathe now…it ain’t gonna happen. Or so says guitarist Tracii Guns, who retired his version of the band last year.
When asked if he could see him playing once again with singer Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley, Tracii told Rockin’ Metal Revival, “No, my heart’s just not into it…I was so young when we did that. Your tastes just change. And I played those songs for so many years. I just don’t really see it happening. I don’t know, really, why I would do it, you know what I mean? It’s not like the band is big enough to have, like, a comeback where it would make some crazy financial sense or something like that. But musically, I think I’ve played those songs enough in my life.”
“The year was 1985,” reads the synopsis of the upcoming Hair I Go Again ‘documentary’.” “Thousands of miles away from the sonic debauchery of the Sunset Strip, a group of teenage friends shared aspirations of glam rock grandeur. Rising from the ashes of countless garage jams and taking a page straight out of Hit Parader, a hungry, determined band was ultimately born. Fame and fortune were well within reach, as they toured the skating rink circuit of West Central Florida, but fate intervened and the group unceremoniously imploded… probably over some chick.
In this humorous-yet-shameless documentary, two longtime friends ultimately realize their mortality and decide to give the dream one last shot. Gone are the long hair, leopard-skin spandex and all-night parties. Only to be replaced, some 25 years later, by male-pattern baldness, XXL fashion and the mundane grind of 9-to-5. Their mission: reunite the band and appear as an opening act for their heavy metal idols. Their journey will take them cross-country as they seek out (okay, stalk) their musical heroes with the hopes of hearing the words: ‘You’ve got the gig.’ Countless questions remain. Will they find their long-lost bandmates (particularly the bastards that still owe them money)? Can any of them still hold a tune? And who was that skank that broke up the band in the first place? Failure might be their only option.”
The crowd-funded documentary will feature interviews with current and former members of Winger, Vixen, Lillian Axe, Helix, Dokken, Dio, Quiet Riot, Black ‘N Blue, Warrant, Dangerous Toys, Keel, Rough Cutt, Savatage, Firehouse, Great White, Y&T, Saigon Kick, Stryper, Faster Pussycat, Motorhead, Anthrax, BulletBoys, Kix, Tuff, XYZ, Queensryche, Motley Crue, and many, many more. It’s currently in the final phase of production; you can read more about it here, and don’t forget to view the trailer.