This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Fred Weeks in Beaverton, OR who listens to KFBW 105.9 The Brew in Portland, OR and is this week’s Shazam contest winner, scoring a House of Hair t-shirt!
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Guns N’ Roses Will Tour Japan and Australia in 2017
Guns N’ Roses have confirmed three Not In This Lifetime tour dates to take place in Japan in January 2017, followed by five in Australia during February.
Shows have been listed in Osaka, Tokyo, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth between January 21 and February 21.
The appearances mark the first time frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will have played in each nation since 1993’s Use Your Illusion tour.
Former UFO Bassist Pete Way Suffers Heart Attack
Former UFO bassist Pete Way has been hospitalized after collapsing and suffering a heart attack while in Germany.
The musician has dealt with a number of health issues in recent years, previously battling prostate cancer in 2013 and receiving the all-clear from doctors in 2014.
Way’s wife Jenny posted, “My husband Pete Way has collapsed after a short business trip to Germany and is currently in hospital. He has had a heart attack and a blood clot has been found on his lung. Needless to say, I am in bits, but Pete is fighting like he always does. We are NOT going to lose another one. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”
Way has been working on a new solo album. Walking on the Edge is tentatively slated for a late 2016 release. The bassist co-founded UFO in 1969 and has served two stints with the band. In addition, he’s also played with Waysted.
Early Black Sabbath Memorabilia to Be Auctioned Off in Fall
Memorabilia dating back to the early days of the band will be auctioned off in Sheffield, England on Sept. 30.
Auction items span the period between 1968 and 1973, from the group’s pre-Black Sabbath days which began under the moniker Earth through the release of Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.
Among the lot are postcards from Ozzy Osbourne to his parents back home, handwritten lyrics to Earth’s “Changing Phases” which would later develop into “Solitude,” (appearing on the 1971 album Master of Reality), a flyer for a gig billed under Earth and more.
As Antique Trade Gazette notes, the items will be auctioned off as one complete lot rather item-by-item and the set will start at around £2,000 -£3,000 (roughly $2,500 – $3,800).
More information and photos can be found at the Antique Trade Gazette.
Alice Cooper: Joe Perry’s Collapse at Hollywood Vampires Show ‘Scared the Hell Out of Me’
Alice Cooper talked to Rolling Stone about Joe Perry collapsing onstage at the Hollywood Vampires show in Brooklyn.
“It scared the hell out of me. The lyrics to [“Raise the Dead”], the first song we played that night, go, ‘Cardiac, heart attack … they never feared the reaper,’ and I look around the stage and he’s gone. He was lying behind an amp on his back, and I went, ‘Oh, my God.’ We didn’t know what happened until after the show.”
“Aerosmith does two shows a week, but we were on our eighth show in nine days, and I’m used to working like that. I’m used to working an hour and 40 minutes or two hours, five nights a week. I was in shape and so was Johnny and everybody else. I think Joe was not ready for that kind of pace.”
“We were doing 25 to 30 songs with no break,” he continues. “You’re in fourth gear, and there’s no 24-hour resting period. I think it just caught up with him. He finally got up there onstage, dehydrated. And I think he was exhausted. He told me the night before he hadn’t eaten in two days.” Cooper confirmed that Perry’s collapse was not heart-related, stating that doctors checked and the guitarist’s heart “was actually very strong.”
Phil Anselmo tells what he’d say to Dimebag + Reveals Superjoint Release Date
Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo told a 12-year-old Little Punk People interviewer Elliott what he’d say to late bandmate Dimebag if he could speak to him.
Anselmo said: “I would say, Bubba, I miss you so much, I love you so much. You feel like jamming?”
Anselmo also revealed that the reactivated Superjoint Ritual, now known as Superjoint, will release their album Caught Up In The Gears Of Application on November 11.
BuzzChic thinks the kid interviewer rockin’ the nerd metalhead look wearing a Maiden “Killers” tee is awesome!
Slayer’s Kerry King: No New Slayer Tunes Until 2018
Slayer guitarist Kerry King recently told Jägermeister that the band has some leftover material for their follow-up to last year’s Repentless, but has no plans to re-enter the studio until 2018.
KISS Star in New “Music From The Elder”-Inspired Comic Book Series
KISS return to comic book stores this month with the first issue in a new series inspired by their 1981 album Music From the Elder.
The series, titled simply KISS, launched earlier this week, and is being written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman) with art by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica).
The first issue, which you can now preview, takes readers to “a world without sun and a world without heroes” in which “Four young friends embark on a dangerous mission – to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past.”
“KISS has had a four decade-long, proud history in comic books, starting with Marvel Comics in the 1970s, and now with Dynamite’s KISS comics,” said Kiss co-founder Gene Simmons. “KISS is America’s number one gold record award-winning group of all time, and we are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as having our own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Having our own comic book, I have to say, rekindles the thrill I first had as a young teenager, as I followed the adventures of my favorite superheroes. This is going to be fun.”
Metallica’s Early Years Explored In New Streaming Series
Metallica’s early years are explored in a new four-part series produced by Spotify. Debuting on August 18, Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years is divided into chapters titled “Metal Militia”, “Metal Up Your Ass”, “Sophistication And Brutality” and “Armageddon’s Here.”
Each segment features exclusive interviews with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich along with rare archival footage, reminiscences from their peers, new animation by Anthony Schepperd and a companion playlist.
Chapter one is devoted to Hetfield and Ulrich’s first encounter. In it, Hetfield recalls: “When I met Lars, he was pretty much a stinky European kid,” while Ulrich says of Hetfield: “He was really awkward.” Chapter two brings Hammett into the band and covers the making of their debut album, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All. Chapter three is devoted to late bassist Cliff Burton, and chapter four follows the group’s early ascent.
Saxon To Release “The Vinyl Hoard” Collector’s Edition Box Set in October
Saxon’s The Vinyl Hoard is due for release on October 28. This vinyl box set is made up of four 2LP sets, presented on 180g gold vinyl, in specially designed gatefold sleeves. The outer slipcase box features a specially-commissioned, beautiful brand new cover painting by Saxon’s artist-in-residence, the legendary Paul Gregory.
This is the first release on vinyl for all of these live recordings, previously only released on CD or DVD.
The Amazon exclusive edition, available for pre-order here, will contain a frame-worthy print of the front cover painting, signed by Biff Byford himself and is limited to just 500 copies.
Dave Mustaine to Launch New “A Tout Le Monde” Beer At Birthday Bash
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine just posted a new video invite revealing that he’s planning to celebrate his birthday with the release of his new beer, dubbed “A Tout Le Monde”.
Says Mustaine in his teaser video for the brew, “You may know me from Twitter.” He continues the pitch stating, “This year, I’m turning 55, and you know me, I like an excuse to have a party and to celebrate with my fans with my own beer. I guess you can say I’ve done my fair share of drinking in my life, so believe me when I say this beer is the real deal.”
Mustaine and Megadeth partnered with world-class brewery Unibroue to create the A Tout Le Monde beer and he says his upcoming party is “gonna be one for the ages.” “We’ll get to hang out and you’ll be the first to taste my brand new beer. And, of course, there’s gonna be loud music — very loud music.”
Details on the event will be revealed shortly, but for now, Mustaine suggests taking the day off (and the day after) to come meet him on his birthday, which is September 13. More info on the brew are at MegadethBeer.com.
BuzzChic is clueless as to why the video is set in a stable… the horse looks just as confused!
Lynch Mob Stop Show After Support Band Guitarist Dies
A member of a band who had opened for Lynch Mob later suffered a fatal heart attack while watching the headline act.
Guitarist Jeff Windisch of Emperors And Elephants played a set with his band at Neisen’s Sports Bar & Grill in Savage, Minnesota, before Lynch Mob took to the stage.
As he watched Lynch Mob’s set from the crowd, Windisch suffered a heart attack and could not be resuscitated.
Lynch Mob bassist Sean McNabb says: “On behalf of Lynch Mob – George, Oni Logan, Jimmy D’Anda and myself – our prayers go out to Jeff Windisch’s family, friends and band Emperors And Elephants.
“Jeff died of cardiac arrest during our set. They opened the show for us and kicked ass. As soon as we were alerted to the situation, we stopped playing, as the crowd and band stood in disbelief as they tried to save him. We felt it was best to stop the show at that point. Please keep his family in your prayers.”
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce North American Tour
Trans-Siberian Orchestra have announced that they will be bringing back their tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” with their 2016 North American tour. The 61-city tour is scheduled to kick off on November 17 in Youngstown, OH, and will conclude with special New Year’s Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland.
TSO’s Paul O’Neill said, “The overwhelming response from the fans during the 2015 Winter Tour drove the band’s decision to take it back out on the road this year. As always we have new artists, new special effects and lots of surprises in store. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the road.”
KISS Kruise VI To Feature Skid Row, Enuff Z’Nuff, Dead Daisies, More
KISS have announced the details for their KISS Kruise VI, which will be sailing between Miami, Cozumel and George Town, Grand Cayman, November 4-9, 2016.
Fans will be treated to “Gene, Paul, Eric and Tommy in an Unmasked Electric Sail Away show on the ship’s massive pool deck, plus a two-night reimagining of their 1982 Creatures Tour in the expansive yet intimate Stardust Theater.”
Additional acts featured on the cruise include Whitford/St. Holmes guitarists Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) and Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Skid Row, King’s X, The Dead Daisies, Enuff Z’Nuff, Magnetico, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club, hair metal tribute band Teaze, Gene Simmons’ daughter Sophie Simmons, and The Dives, featuring Paul Stanley’s son Evan Stanley.
Other on-board activities including face painting [of course!], a full service tattoo parlor [umm, what?], photo opportunities with Simmons’ famous axe bass [but not Gene himself??!] and once-in-a-lifetime chances to mingle with their favorite artists including KISS themselves.
Tickets for the KISS voyage are available at theKISSKruise.com.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“We’re right in the middle of writing a new song right now. Just one. Jeff and George wrote a riff, a music piece, with a bridge and a chorus and that. I said, ‘Send it to me, and I’ll pen it. I’ll write some lyrics to it.’ But then I actually sent it down the road to Mick, ’cause Mick’s actually a really good songwriter; I think he had a lot to do with writing ‘Wicked Sensation’ (Lynch Mob). So Mick wrote a song, he sang it, he sent it to me, and now in the next week or so, I’m gonna try to make it a song. So I thought it would be kind of cool, if you’re in Japan, to have a surprise and play one brand new song that no one’s ever heard before, from the four of us.
And we won’t be recording it. We’ll be doing it live in Japan. We’ll probably do the song live at the live video taping at the South Dakota concert; that’ll probably be the first time we do the song. And then we’ll do it in Japan. That way, it’ll be a nice little tidbit when the DVD comes out.”
~ Don Dokken talks about the Dokken reunion tour scheduled for Japan this fall