That’s Dee Snider in his “meet the trick or treater’s” outfit on Halloween.
And while we’re on the subject of Dee…what’s he got brewing? Not even we know!
Decorate your mantel for the holidays with the met-tallllll!
The Ronnie James Dio II Rock Iconz statue stands nine inches tall and is hand-painted and numbered. It’s officially licensed and limited to just 1,000 worldwide.
Another potential mantel-piece: Motörhead’s Lemmy. Check ‘em both out here.
In your face, grunge! KISS is the frontrunner in the fan vote for induction into the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. As of Tuesday of this week, the legendary rockers have overtaken Nirvana and moved to the #1 slot in the Rock Hall’s online poll, with 16.22% to #2 Nirvana’s 15.9%.
The poll will narrowed down to create a single online fan vote that will be matched against approximately 600 official votes from musicians, artists, historians and music biz professionals. The bands and artists with the most votes will be announced next month and inducted into the Rock Hall in April of 2014.
If you’re looking for more personal/TMI/a little creepy/overshare!-type of gifts this Christmas, Erin Everly, model/actress/ex-wife of Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, is auctioning off personal items from her days with the singer. Up for grabs: the couple’s marriage certificate, the actual wedding video, a domestic abuse report (!!), break-up letters written by Rose as well as handwritten love letters and poems.
Wrote Axl in one letter, “Hopefully we will have talked before you get this note – I love you, and I miss you. Thank you for coming back and also for holding me. That was one of the most important and special moments of my life.” The two met in 1986 and married in 1990 only to separate mere months later.
Everly, who is the daughter of Everly Brothers singer Don Everly, was the inspiration for the song “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Check out the entire auction collection.
Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was recently asked by Vegas Rocks! magazine if guitarist Mick Mars’ ankylosing spondylitis (a chronic arthritis that causes vertebrae in the spine to fuse together) was responsible, in part, for the band’s decision to call it quits in the next couple of years. Drummer Tommy Lee said as much in a recent statement, which Mick quickly refuted.
Added Vince, “I don’t know why Tommy would say that. It really had nothing to do with Mick’s health. It was just because we all felt — at least me and Nikki [Sixx, bassist] and Mick — felt that it was just we didn’t wanna go out on the bottom. We didn’t wanna be one of those bands that start fading away. We’ve been on top for 32 years, and it’s great. And it’s just like, you know what? By the time we finish this tour, it’ll be 35 years of Mötley Crüe. So… that’s really kind of it.”
He added, “After this farewell tour, who’s to say we won’t play again? I could probably see us play way down the road — a concert here or concert there, maybe — but we’re not, like, doing the KISS farewell thing, where they have their fifth farewell tour.”
Check out the new Megadeth VIP ring featuring the band’s mascot, Vic Rattlehead. The ring will be included as part of the Ultimate VIP package for the band’s U.S. tour (check out the dates).
In addition to the ring, the package will also include a Dave Mustaine Peace Sells VMNT Dean Guitar, concert ticket, meet-and-greet with the band, a signed copy of Super Collider, VIP laminate, commemorative VIP ticket, priority check-in, pre-show party, prizes and more.
New music is indeed on the way from Led Zeppelin. Well, new old music, that is. Guitarist Jimmy Page has confirmed that upcoming Zeppelin album reissues will feature previously unreleased material. “Each of the albums has been remastered but it also has a companion disc with it,” he said in a recent interview.
“Let’s take, for example, Led Zeppelin III — that’s remastered from analog from the original thing. I know everybody does that, but what they don’t do.. I revisited all the working mixes that were done at the time. There’s different versions. Say, for example, there’s ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ — there’s an incredible version of that which is totally different, it’s really raw in its approach, it’s quite dramatic, it’s cool. That’s one little item of it, but what it gives is a companion disc to Led Zeppelin III. It’ll come out in its own box and all the rest of it. Each disc will give a really intimate picture of the group. That’s the idea that I’ve had with it and I think it’s successful.”
He added, “It’ll come out next year. When I say ‘it’ — each box comes out separately.” When asked directly if unreleased material would be included, Page responded, “Oh yeah. I can’t tell you [what it is]… It’s got to be a little bit of a surprise, I can’t give all the games away.”
Black Sabbath has just announced additional dates across North America and Europe for spring of 2014.