Get a load of this Lady Gaga and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) impersonator…it’s none other than ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach! Baz turned in killer covers of Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” as a contestant on ABC’s new talent competion series, Sing Your Face Off (airs Saturday nights).
Super Duper Alice Cooper, the first-ever documentary opera (“doc opera”) was released on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The film tells the story of Vincent Furnier (aka Alice Cooper), a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. It’s a twisted tale of a teenaged Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost killed him. Check out the newly released extended trailer.
Kiss drummer Eric Singer was recently asked by Rolling Stone about some fans’ negative reactions over him assuming the same “catman” makeup and character once done by original drummer Peter Criss. “I don’t look at it like it’s sacrilegious,” Singer said. “It’s just a band. It’s just music. No offense. And some people say, ‘You don’t understand, though.’ No, I do understand! Because I was a big fan of, not just Kiss, but a lot of bands, myself, when I was younger. But then I became a musician, and I have a different perspective. I know what it’s like to be a huge fan, really love a band, and then also know what it’s like to be in that band. And that’s a unique perspective. This is just music. It’s not solving the problems of the world.”
Hang in there, Bret! Poison’s hard working frontman Bret Michaels was forced to cancel several solo shows recently after he experienced severe low blood sugar and insulin shock (he’s a lifelong diabetic) as well as additional problems brought on by the norovirus (dehydration, fever, exhaustion and more). Bret fell ill and was rushed off stage during a gig in Manchester, NH, last Thursday night; paramedics found his blood sugar dangerously low and he was advised to immediately cut the gig short and take time off to recover.
Bret posted a photo of himself on his website this past Tuesday and wrote, “Apologies for the pale white face. It’s the first day I’ve been able to fly [to see his kids]. There is not enough thanks that I can send to the awesome fans, friends, family and medical staff for their help and well wishes. You all rock!”
Got an hour or more? You can catch up on all the interviews and news from this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards show with this “black-carpet special” uploaded by Artisan News. Interviews include Dee Snider (pictured), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Alice Cooper, Ace Frehley (Kiss), Rex Brown (Pantera) and many more.
Bon Jovi, Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC are among the top 25 live bands of the last 24 years. They all made Billboard’s list of the highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 – 2014. The first five grossed over a billion dollars during that time (!) Here’s a look at the full list:
1. The Rolling Stones
3. Bruce Springsteen
5. Bon Jovi (gross: $1,030,082,884)
6. Elton John
7. Dave Matthews Band
8. Celine Dion
9. Kenny Chesney
10. The Eagles
11. The Police/Sting
12. Roger Waters
13. Paul McCartney
14. Billy Joel
15. Rod Stewart
16. Neil Diamond
17. Metallica (gross: $432,816,245)
18. Aerosmith (gross: $417,573,638)
19. George Strait
20. Jimmy Buffett
22. Toby Keith
24. Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks
25. AC/DC (gross: $337,879,092)