This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Reuben Magers in Billings, MT who listens to KMHK – 103.7 The Hawk, and is this week’s Shazam contest winner, scoring a House of Hair t-shirt!
Be sure to Shazam the House of Hair Request of the Week when you hear it each week. Whip out your cell phone and open the Shazam app to get info on the song and register to win an official House of Hair t-shirt, too! One winner will be chosen randomly each week.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY HEADBANGERS!
Party responsibly…and whatever you do, don’t dress like this!!
Y&T Original Rhythm Guitarist Joey Alves Dead at 63
Y&T’s original rhythm guitarist, Joey Alves, passed away March 12 at the age of 63 after a battle with ulcerative colitis and other health problems.
Alves played on Y&T’s first eight studio albums. Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti – who is now the only surviving member of the lineup that recorded the group’s 1976 debut – announced Alves’ death on his Facebook page:
Quiet Riot to Re-Record Road Rage Album with James Durbin on Vocals
Quiet Riot’s 13th album, Road Rage, has been postponed to summer 2017 in order to have new vocalist James Durbin re-record the vocal tracks. American Idol alumnus Durbin replacedSeann Nicols as the singer of Quiet Riot in early March.
Quiet Riot bandleader Frankie Banali said of the band’s decision, “After careful consideration, with the support of Frontiers [record company] and understanding the appeals from Quiet Riotfans to have our vocalist James Durbin represented on the new Quiet Riot release, we have made the decision to move forward and have James replace all the vocals on Road Rage with new lyrics and melodies for a summer 2017 release. Stay tuned!”
3rd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert Announced
The 3rd Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert, which benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is scheduled for May 7 in Los Angeles.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. The Ride will take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, food trucks and more. Last year’s Ride for Ronnie event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.
The concert lineup will include Ronnie’s former bandmates the Dio Disciples, along with Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, The Loveless, Sonia Harley and No Small Children. More details and ticket information is at Diocancerfund.org.
Musicians from Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Heart Lead 5th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Lineup
The 5th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert & Award Show scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Theatre, has an impressive roster of artists scheduled to perform, including former Guns N’ Roses members Steven Adler and Gilby Clarke, Alice in Chainsstars Jerry Cantrell and Mike Inez, Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy Osbourne/Dio/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake and Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson.
The headline performance will be the debut of Roadcase Royale, the new band formed byHeart’s Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield from Prince’s New Power Generation.
Metallica Release Dress Rehearsal Video for Botched Grammy Awards Gig with Lady Gaga
Metallica this week shared video footage of their 2017 Grammy Awards dress rehearsal, saying, “Perhaps you’ve heard by now that we experienced a slight bit of a technical difficulty when we hit the stage at the Grammy Awards with Lady Gaga a little over a week ago ‘ hmm, would that qualify as an understatement?!?”
They continue, “We’ve had so many of you ask and wonder ‘what if,’ so we thought it might be fun to also share with you what happened just a few hours earlier that day at the dress rehearsal with all cylinders firing just right. Collaborating, hanging and performing with Gaga was easily one of the most exciting, inspiring and enjoyable experiences of our career – she BRINGS IT every single time!! All we have to say is that we absolutely cannot wait until next time!”
KISS’ Gene Simmons Preparing Box Set With 150 Unreleased Songs
KISS Gene Simmons said in a new interview with Cantonrep.com that he is dead set against the band recording a new studio album but said, “I can tell you I’m working on a box set that is gonna put together 150 songs that have never been released. That news is gonna be released soon.”
New Bon Scott Biography “The Last Highway” Set for Fall 2017 Release
The incredible life and untimely death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott is being revisited in the new biography Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black, scheduled for publication in late 2017.
Author Jesse Fink, who released in 2015 The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, says the book focuses on the story of Bon’s years in America, 1977-79, and his mysterious death in England in 1980.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“There’s gonna be a day in the not-so-far future when it is gonna be ‘the last’. That’s an emotional strain that I don’t think any one of us are brave enough to say, ‘this is the date’. But we are thinking… not thinking, we are realizing that that time is creeping up, every day that goes on those numbers mount up, and it’s inevitable. I know we sort of feel differently about this, but I think this will be the last big major world tour. Not that it’s physically demanding; we tour very easily, but it could take two or three years.”
~ Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice on their “Long Goodbye Tour”
Last Week’s Third Dee-Gree
LYNCH MOB – “Tie Your Mother Down”
WARRANT – “Blind Faith”
BLACK N BLUE – “Hold On To 18”
Answer: All bands have included a lead singer of Warrant: Robert Mason, Jani Lane, Jaime St. James