Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil is the cover star on the new issue of Food & Beverage Magazine. Vince’s Tatuado brand (spirits including vodka, tequila, rum) and the associated restaurants were discussed.
And hey! While we’re on the subject…Coldwell Banker Real Estate got in on the Mötley Crüe action by prominently featuring the band’s “Home Sweet Home” in this ad that aired during last weekend’s Grammy Awards.
Motörhead has canceled its rescheduled European tour dates that were originally postponed due to singer Lemmy Kilmister’s health issues. “It is with great regret that Motörhead has to announce the cancellation of their European tour, scheduled to start February, 2014,” said the official statement.
“Many concerted, diligent and focused efforts were made by founding member, and international icon Lemmy Kilmister to deal with a range of health issues relating to diabetes. While there has been undoubted progress, Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities, and so for the good of the future, the band and Lemmy reluctantly agreed to cancel. No one is hurting more over this than Lemmy, and he feels the aggravation and inconvenience of every ticket, and every method of transportation, already paid for by loyal fans in anticipation of the tour.
Being a road warrior of over 50 dedicated, non-stop years, it is equally distressing for him to be unable to occupy the top lounge of the trusty tour bus (his spiritual home) but Lemmy recognizes that his long-term health must win. It goes without saying that Lemmy profusely apologizes for inconveniences caused, but he does want everyone to know that he is continuing on the road to a full recovery, and that the prognosis long term is very good.”
Flip up the horns for Black Sabbath, who took home a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” (for their tune, “God Is Dead?” from last year’s reunion album, 13) at last Sunday’s 56th annual Grammy Awards.
Said guitarist Tony Iommi of the win, “It’s been a fantastic year for us. You couldn’t wish for any better. It’s been marvelous. We had a great time. We enjoyed doing everything — the tour, the album… and getting one of these [pointing to his Grammy award].” Here’s the band talking about the win at a post-Grammy interview.
Metallica belted out “One” with Chinese pianist Lang Lang in a blistering live Grammy performance.
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet will be releasing his new solo album, I’m Not Your Suicide, along with his first autobiography, Honestly: My Life And Stryper Revealed, on May 6.
Check out the lyric video for the tune “The Cause” off the new album.
Metallica’s concert/concept film Metallica Through The Never has just been released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3-D Blu-ray, and digital.
The two current incarnations of Queensrÿche (one with longtime singer Geoff Tate and the other with singer Todd La Torre) have once again requested (and been granted) an extension from the court to come to an agreement over who gets the name. A judge has granted both parties an additional three weeks to come to terms over who gets the trademark and name; if an agreement can’t be reached, the case will go to trial on March 3.
Here’s your first look at the cover for Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley’s upcoming memoir, Face The Music: A Life Exposed, due out on April 8.
Jack Russell’s Great White is heading into the studio to record a new album. “We want the new material to blow people’s ears back,” frontman Jack Russell tells SleazeRoxx.com. “It has the elements of the best Great White music ever written, but there’s an edge. Tony [Montana, bass] brings that validity, while Robby [Locher, guitar] and Dicki [Fliszar, drums] add a new life. It’s going to surprise people.”
KISS took the stage at Dodger Stadium in all their full makeup and pyrotechnics glory last Saturday as part of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks.
Danish rockers Pretty Maids is gearing up for the release of Louder Than Ever, a special collection of four new songs, eight re-recorded tunes from previously released studio albums, and a special bonus DVD featuring live footage and new interviews.
Louder Than Ever is due out on March 25.