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Twisted Sister Play Their Last West Coast Show – Ever!
Twisted Sister made a surprise headline appearance at the legendary Roxy Theater in West Hollywood on Wednesday, October 5 at the Cathouse 30th Anniversary live show. This was purportedly their last show ever on the West Coast, as they wrap up their touring career after 40 years. Fans got to hear “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Born To Raise Hell” (tribute to Lemmy of Motörhead) and “I Wanna Rock.” Openers included Kings of Spade, Little Caesar, Jetboy, Gilby Clarke, Junkyard and Faster Pussycat.
Dee Snider’s 14th Annual Biker Ride for Charity 2016
Long Island native Dee Snider led his annual charity motorcycle ride last Sunday in his old stomping grounds.
Kickstands were up and hundreds of riders took off from Lido Beach for the 14th annual Ride to Fight Hunger. Proceeds go to the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. Organizers say the annual Biker Run is their biggest fundraiser of the year and that this year’s event raised more than $75,000.
“I couldn’t believe 11 percent of Long Islanders need help putting food on the table, and all these riders are here to help them put food on the table,” said Snider.
Angus Young Thanks AC/DC Fans For Rock Or Bust Tour
Angus Young thanked AC/DC fans for their support as the band’s Rock Or Bust tour drew to a close earlier this month. In a video message posted on the band’s Facebook page, Young says: “I want to thank everyone who had come along with us on this Rock Or Bust tour. It’s certainly been one big adventure with its highs and its lows.”
“I want to thank everyone who has contributed to it and put in a lot of hard work and effort to make it happen. I also want to thank all the people who came out to see us and brought all that magic atmosphere.”
Settlement Reached Between Ozzy Osbourne’s Ex-Mistress Michelle Pugh + Daughter Kelly Osbourne
When Ozzy’s infidelity made the news this summer, his daughter Kelly publicly called out Michelle Pugh, Ozzy’s hair stylist and one of his now former mistresses. Kelly was sued by Pugh and the two have now reached a settlement.
As People reports, Pugh’s lawyer, F. Edie Mermelstein has confirmed, “The tweets have been removed and the lawsuit has been privately resolved. The resolution statement is mutual.”
Kelly’s original tweet stated, “Anyone looking for cheap chunky LOW-lights a blow out and a b—job call [Pugh’s phone number]” and she also accused Pugh of “elder abuse.” According to TMZ, in response Pugh claims she lost clients as a result of the tweet and was “slut-shamed, bullied and harassed”.
After the news broke, Ozzy apologized to all the women he had sexual relationships with, also insisting that Pugh took their encounters out of context. She responded back, telling People, “When I say he gave me the greatest love of my life, I mean it. He made me feel like the most beautiful and worshipped woman in the world.” She also went on to note that Ozzy was “unhappy” and that the Prince of Darkness “consistently and willingly and generously gave his love.”
With this settlement now reached, it helps to put this issue to rest as both Ozzy and his wife Sharon have reconciled. Late last month, she revealed on Conan that the two have worked things out, detailing Ozzy’s struggles when she said, “It’s tough, you know, when you’re an addict. He likes too much alcohol, he likes too much drugs, he likes too much sex. He likes too much food. Everything is too much, so it’s tough for somebody that suffers with that.”
Whitesnake’s David Coverdale Changes Mind About Retirement
When asked in a recent interview if it was true he was retiring, Coverdale said, “Well, no. I made the mistake of saying to a friend of mine, a journalist, when I was mixing The Purple Album, my tribute to Ritchie (Blackmore) and Jon (Lord) and Ian (Paice) and Glenn (Hughes). I thought, ‘Wow! This could be an interesting last project for me to finish as I started, ’cause the first time anybody ever heard of me was the Burn album. So it was kind of a foolish thing of me to say.”
“Then we went on an incredibly successful f**king tour, which we’re finishing up editing, a DVD and a CD for spring next year of The Purple Tour experience. But, yeah, so I turned around to a friend of mine and said, ‘You know, this would be a great way for me to stop.’ I was very pleased with the album. And my co-producer, Michael, looked at me like I was f**king crazy. And then, of course, we had an amazingly successful tour last year. And then we started getting invited to come out this year. I think it was Reb Beach who said, ‘Why don’t we do a ‘greatest-hits’ tour? We’ve never done that.’ Which is why we’re doing songs like ‘Judgement Day’, ‘Slow An’ Easy’, ‘Crying In The Rain’ — stuff we haven’t done for many years.”
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich May Move Back to Denmark if Donald Trump Is Elected President
Lars Ulrich seems to be the latest rocker to come out as anti-Trump. During an interview, Lars spoke about his inability to vote in the United States. “I am a hundred percent Danish citizen. I pay taxes in the United States, but I cannot vote,” Ulrich said. When asked if he would return to Denmark, Lars replied that he does sometimes think of moving back. “I’ll stick to my Danish passport,” Ulrich replied. “If Trump becomes president and everything goes to s—t, I might make my way to the airport and ask if I can get back in again.”
Gene Simmons of KISS Talks Trump Too
KISS rocker Gene Simmons also weighed in this week on his “Celebrity Apprentice” mentor Donald Trump’s campaign for U.S. president, saying, “The ones that like him, like the fact that he does not give a f***.
Ozzy Osbourne Accidentally Texted Robert Plant Looking For His Cat
Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack recently appeared on Conan O’Brien to talk about their show, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour. They got into a discussion about road trips, farting in the car, and using digital technology for road navigation, to which Ozzy admitted he was “rubbish” at it, once sending Robert Plant random texts about his cat.
Metallica To Play Coachella?
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says he’d like the band to play a set at Coachella. Asked by the BBC’s Matt Everitt what’s left for Metallica to achieve in their careers, Ulrich says: “At this point, it’s just staying together, longevity. I tell you what, we’ve never played Coachella – that would be fun to do one day.”
“If we can still keep buzzing around and continue to have one foot in relevance and one foot in the future.”
“Then at the same time, when you’re 35 years into what you’re doing, there has to be at least an acknowledgement of the past – we struggle with that quite a bit.”
Night Ranger to Release “35 Years and a Night in Chicago”
Celebrating the bands 35th anniversary, more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, over 3000 live shows performed, Night Ranger will release 35 Years And A Night In Chicago on December 2 on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The band will also release a new studio album in the first half of 2017.
“After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us. And for those who have yet to experience a live Night Ranger show…. enjoy the ride!” says Jack Blades of the new release.
Saxon Pay Tribute To Lemmy On New Album
Saxon frontman Biff Byford says they’ve written a new song as a tribute to the late Motörhead icon Lemmy Kilmister. The track “They Played Rock And Roll” will appear on Saxon’s as-yet-untitled 22nd studio album
Byford tells Eonmusic: “I’ve finished the lyrics for that, and it will make the album. I asked bassist Nibbs Carter to write me a song that was similar to Motörhead, and he did. I just put some lyrics to it and that’s how it came about.
“It’s about the 80s. It’s about the Bomber tour and Ace Of Spades. That’s when we first met them – on the Bomber tour we supported them. It’s about that, and the album No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith, and the subsequent 80’s scene.”
Byford says they’ll continue working on the follow-up to 2015’s Battering Ram and expect a summer 2017 release date before they head out on the road again in October 2017.
Estranged Ratt Members Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier + Warren DeMartini Reunite Onstage at Monsters of Rock Cruise West
On October 1, original Ratt members Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Warren DiMartini (guitars) and Juan Croucier (bass) reunited aboard the Monsters Of Rock Cruise West, which was completely unexpected by those in attendance.
Although the band did not perform under the Ratt name, they did play a set consisting entirely of Ratt material. They were backed by Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on the Infestation album from 2010, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, Megadeth).
Watch Bon Jovi Play Every Song From Their New Album in Concert
Bon Jovi offered fans a live unveiling of their new This House Is Not for Sale LP with a track-by-track performance at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J., on October 1.
“It’s good to be back, it’s been three long years,” Jon Bon Jovi is quoted as telling the crowd. “There’s been a lot going on in my life, but I hope your life has not been as tumultuous. But it’s pretty good these days. This is a record about our integrity. This is a record about our rebirth, this is a record about life, love, loss and all the sweat that went in between.”
This House Is Not for Sale was originally due to arrive in stores on Oct. 21 but has just been pushed back to November 4, with a special expanded edition slated for Target shelves.
Bon Jovi also announced 20 tour dates in 2017, starting in February in Greenville, South Carolina. Find tour dates and ticketing info on BonJovi.com.
Tesla Release New Video for “Save That Goodness” Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Mechanical Resonance LP
Tesla are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mechanical Resonance in style with a live video of their classic multi-Platinum album entitled Mechanical Resonance, Live!
The album was released on August 26 and came out in conjunction with Tesla’s US summer tour with Def Leppard.
Says Frank Hannon about Mechanical Resonance, Live!: “30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla.”
Adds Brian Wheat, “It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn’t played in decades and had a great time recording it.”
On September 30, at Tesla’s Eugene, Oregon tour stop, they were joined on stage by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen. “Save That Goodness” was written and produced by Phil Collen for the Mechanical Resonance, Live! album.
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Cinderella’s Tom Keifer Makes Donation to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Tom Keifer, lead singer and guitarist for Cinderella, stopped by during a recent tour to give the The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame his double neck guitar and some touring outfits for their heavy metal exhibit.
Upon learning his donation would be displayed alongside many of his peers’ artifacts, Keifer said, “It’s a hard feeling to describe. Kind of just sinking in. To be alongside AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses, it’s an honor. It really is.”
Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Sells Beverly Hills Home
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and his wife, Gloria, have officially left Beverly Hills, selling their home for $2.6 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The couple, who reside primarily in their native England, bought the house more than ten years ago for $2.4 million.
Ramones to Have Street in Front of Their Old High School Named After Them in Queens, New York
Legendary punk rockers the Ramones will receive that honor later this month in Queens, New York.
The four original members of the Ramones: Johnny, Dee Dee, Tommy and Joey all attended Forest Hills High School in Queens back in the 60’s. Now, a street in front of the school will be named in their honor. On Oct. 23, it will officially be renamed “Ramones Way”.
Trivia Note: In addition to the Ramones, other alumni of the high school include Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Leslie West (Mountain), Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) and talk show host Jerry Springer.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“We all made a pact a long time ago to not continue Cinderella if one of us dropped out. And I think vocalist and guitarist Tom Keifer is going to stick to that. I don’t talk to him anymore, so I don’t really know for a fact. But we all made a pact not to do it if it wasn’t the four of us – and it’s not the four of us anymore.
“I can only speculate, but I believe it’s all my fault. It’s no secret that I’ve had a drinking problem. And it showed its ugly face on one of those cruises. I guess that’s what caused a rift.
“Over 30 years, we’ve all gotten along every single day and almost never argued with each other. When I fell out on one of those cruise ships in front of everybody, that’s when the band, and mostly Tom, took notice and was, like, ‘What the f***?'”
LaBar reports he’s entered rehab several times to cure his addiction, revealing that Keifer paid for much of his treatment, but adds: “I only stayed sober for a year. I got off painkillers that I was addicted to because of my hip surgery, which I needed, but I took it too far being a partying guy.”
~ Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar believes it’s his fault that the band have been inactive in recent years.