Out next week! A 3-CD set featuring Twisted Sister’s You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll, Come Out And Play and Love Is For Suckers is on the way next Tuesday, March 18. The release is part of the Armoury Classics series of re-releases, and it’s the first time anywhere the three albums can be bought as a single set.
Ozzy Osbourne’s mansion in his native England has flooded. The U.K. has experienced one of its wettest winters ever on record, and Ozzy’s seven-acre estate in Buckinghamshire flooded badly, damaging the house and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
Wife/manager Sharon says it’s “destroyed,” and Ozzy says, “It’s been completely flooded. The rain has battered down the walls and seeped through everything. There is water everywhere…we can’t even go about getting it fixed because apparently it’s going to take nine months to dry out. The place is ruined.”
Mötley Crüe is gearing up for the first leg of its Final Tour later this year (72 North American dates scheduled so far with more international dates to be added), and although there’s been no official world of a final studio album, it looks like there will at least be some new music.
In a recent radio interview, guitarist Mick Mars said, “I just wrote a new song with Nikki [Sixx, bass] and we’re gonna be finishing it up within the next couple of months. There’ll be a new single [released for the upcoming tour].” He added, “My take on it right now and the way that things work is very much reverted back to the ’60s where people buy singles. I don’t want an album full of fillers. And that’s why I said I would [one day] release [my own solo] EP or singles.”
The heirs of late Kiss drummer Eric Carr have filed a lawsuit against the band citing unpaid royalties (Carr died of heart cancer in 1991). The documents say that Carr’s estate is entitled to a 5% – 50% cut on the four songs that Carr wrote for the band, including “Breakout”, “Carr Jam 1981”, “Carr Jam 1991” and “Little Caesar”. His heirs have been receiving royalties from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), but not from Kiss-affiliated companies, including the current group, two publishing firms and Gene Simmons Worldwide Inc.
Not Just Tits In A Corset: Celebrating Women In Metal is a new book from music writer/band manager Jill Hughes Kirtland. The book features a series of interviews and photographs of some of metal’s most notable women, looking at their triumphs, challenges, and unique stories.
Featured rockers include Lita Ford, Doro Pesch (Warlock), Roxy Petrucci (Vixen), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Betsy Bitch (Bitch), and many more.
Tesla’s upcoming studio album (no official release date yet) will be called Simplicity. “I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome,” enthuses guitarist Frank Hannon.
“We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than Forevermore, and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. The band is working and producing it as we did Into The Now with help from the legendary Tom Zutaut, who helped us make our best albums….can’t wait to play this stuff live!”
Check out the new video for Pretty Maids’ “My Soul To Take” off the band’s upcoming studio album, Louder Than Ever (due out on March 25).
Here’s Winger’s new video for “Rat Race” off their upcoming (April 22) studio album release, Better Days Comin’.