Need to replenish a few calories (or so) after all the headbanging on the House of Hair this week? Here’s an idea…as least if you’re near Alhambra, California. The heavy metal burger truck called Grill ‘Em All Burgers has a Dee Snider Burger, a $9 dripping, delicious concoction that’s worth every penny (or so we hear). This burger beast is served medium rare and topped with smoky bacon, hot Sriracha sauce and peanut butter & jelly (!)
Says SeriousEats.com, “The Dee is slapped up with enough peanut butter to give off a smooth, nutty undertone to all of that juice and salt from the patty. Then, when the chile-laced Sriracha and the bacon threaten to take over with their strong flavors, a cooling dose of grape jelly swings in to sugar up and mellow out the meal. It’s indulgent, but Grill ‘Em All’s Dee Snider Burger really works as a confluence of salty, sweet and spicy flavors.” Dee himself tells BuzzCut, “I’ve heard so much about this burger. People say it’s amazing! I’m dying to taste one!”
More details about the burger here (and try not to drool)!
Twisted Sister guitarist Eddie Ojeda is turning up the heat…in your mouth. Eddie officially unveiled his new Cherry Habanero hot sauce at the recent New York City Hot Sauce Expo. Check out more info here.
He joins other headbangers like Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, all of whom have put out their own brand of hot sauces.
The British are coming! The British are coming! Black Sabbath has confirmed a 20-city North American trek. Are they playing near you? Check out the tour dates on the HOH website.
Todd La Torre, who took the mic for Queensryche after singer Geoff Tate was booted amidst all kinds of drama (Geoff later formed his own version of Queensryche), recently talked with KNAC.com about his thoughts on Queensryche’s (Geoff Tate’s version) album art for the new studio album, Frequency Unknown.
“A monkey can decipher what that is. It’s below the belt. To me, it’s not what Queensryche was about. Queensryche wasn’t about the cheap shots. Queensryche was always more respectful and intelligent of that.” He added, “To be honest…when I first heard [the title of] Frequency Unknown, I thought, that’s kinda cool. And then I saw the fist with the ‘FU’ and I was like, really?” He continued, “So, when one talks about devaluing the name or the brand of Queensryche, it’s so obvious that when you’re putting a fist with an ‘FU’ in a clever way to say, ‘that’s Frequency Unknown,’ but we know what it’s really likely to be standing for, with the [Queensryche logo] Triryche, that’s not good for the brand, that’s not good for Queensryche to have the Triryche in front of an ‘FU’. That’s not good. That doesn’t add credibility or respect to the name and brand of Queensryche. It’s immature, it’s angry, it’s um, stupid. It’s stupid, I said it, I don’t give a sh*t. Stupid. I don’t even acknowledge it as a Queensryche album! It’s not Queensryche.
The guys that play on the record are not the guys that you see onstage and aren’t the guys that wrote the songs. It’s a revolving door, dude, it’s not Queensryche. What I’m in is Queensryche. I’m with the three core founding members and writers of the band Queensryche that wrote the songs that you and I liked and loved, okay? And we’re the guys that write the songs, we’re the guys that perform the songs, and we’re the guys that are on the record. That’s a band! That’s (the other Queensryche) not a band. You can put the Triryche on it all you want, but it’s not Queensryche and I don’t care what you call it, the majority of the fans aren’t acknowledging it as Queensryche either. It might look good on paper, but to me, it’s disrespectful to do that. It’s not good for the brand and what we’re doing is trying to build respect and honor to the brand name, and that’s not how you do it. FYI, Business 101, not a good move, but you know, whatever. Opinions are like a**holes, everyone’s got one.”
And speaking of new Queensryche albums…the version featuring La Torre will release a new self-titled album on June 11. Here’s your first look at the cover, and you can listen to the brand-new tune, “Redemption”, right here.
Meanwhile, Queensryche (the version with singer extraordinaire Geoff Tate) has started a new contest…if you hate the new Queensryche album, Frequency Unknown and you’ve got the balls to stand behind your opinion, then here’s the contest for you.
No hiding behind your computer and smart phones — show how much you hate it by submitting your video rant via YouTube. State your name on camera and proceed to rant away. Geoff Tate will film himself choosing the best video rant and will post it online for your enjoyment.
The winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle to see Queensryche live on June 29, plus meet and greet passes and special Queensryche merchandise. Check out the official rules here and get your videos in! Even BuzzChic is confused now!
Singer…pilot…fencer?! Have a look at Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson taking on Olympic silver medalist fencing pro Bartosz Piasecki before the recent Norwegian Fencing Championships. Dickinson lost, but he did manage to score two points. “He’s kick-ass,” said Piasecki about Bruce. “He is short but incredibly fast, that’s his weapon. He looked like Rocky when he arrived in a brown robe with his fencing kit in a shoulder bag.”
Bruce has been fencing since he was 13. “I’m an aggressive defensive fencer,” Bruce said in a previous interview. “Since I’m rather short I have to try and get the opponent to make mistakes all the time. I am irritating, very intense and energetic.”
Megadeth has released the title track and first single from its brand new album, Super Collider. The full album is due out on June 4th.