Mötley Crüe to Get “Killed Off” By Alice Cooper?
Speaking with Metal Hammer recently, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and “Final Tour” support act Alice Cooper revealed that what started off as a joke may become reality as the Coop may give the Crüe their TRULY final farewell.
Alice Cooper says he only offered to “kill” Mötley Crüe on stage as a joke – but Tommy Lee loved the idea so much that it might actually happen. The shock-rocker – who dies in a variety of ways during his own set – remains as special guest act for the last leg of Mötley’s farewell world trek. The band signed a legally-binding deal to ensure they could never hit the road again.
Cooper says, “They finish up in the United States on New Year’s, and that’s their last gig. I told them, ‘Why don’t you let me kill you on stage? That finishes everything.‘ Cooper said he’d lop off their heads with guillotines and auction them off on stakes. “Four guillotines, floomp! Done! Auction off the heads on stakes.”
Sammy Hagar’s “Are We Having Any Fun Yet” Cookbook Due Out September 15
Sammy Hagar is about to publish another book. “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook” will be released in September.
The rocker/restauranteur/liquor magnate may believe that there’s only one way to rock, but he clearly thinks differently about cooking. Are We Having Any Fun Yet? contains more than 50 food and drink recipes that he’s learned from home, the road and his time spent in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Maui, Hawaii. But it’s more than a typical cookbook. As the section for the book on Hagar’s website states, he also shares “the stories behind his unique, self-made culinary journey,” gets contributions from celebrity chefs and offers some tips for throwing the perfect party, and of course, “Sammy’s greatest drink recipes accompanied by true stories of the wild nights that brought them to life.”
Said Hagar, “I thought writing my autobiography was a blast but I swear writing my first lifestyle cookbook was even more fun. So asking ‘Are we having any fun yet?’ the answer is ‘Yes I am’!
SCORPIONS – New Album and U.S. Tour
Scorpions are celebrating 50 years of rock with the release of their 19th studio album, Return To Forever, September 11 in the U.S. Inexplicably, the album has been available in Europe since February. They will also embark on a North American tour this fall, hitting 16 cities. Check out the dates on the HOH website.
“We have been overwhelmed with the amazing response to our new album across the globe and can’t wait to finally release Return To Forever in North America” said Klaus Meine. “We have always had such a special connection with our incredible fans and are so excited to get them the new album and return to play live this fall.”
Iron Maiden Double Studio Album “The Book of Souls” Set for September Release
Iron Maiden officially announced they will be releasing The Book Of Souls on September 4 worldwide. This marks their 16th — and first double — studio album, with 11-tracks and a 92-minute running time. Check out the album cover art above.
Fly To The Hills – Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson to Launch Own Airline
Bruce Dickinson has announced that his firm, Cardiff Aviation, will be launching a brand new ACMI airline. That means that he’ll provide an aircraft, complete crew, maintenance and insurance to another airline or type of business for leasing purposes. “This is a huge opportunity to create new jobs and further increase our already impressive roster of services.” said Dickinson.
The singer said he is looking to fill a need in the aviation market, “If you are looking to establish an airline, we will do all of the procurement, technical execution and administration on your behalf. We can give you a one-stop ‘airline in a box’ — all you need to do is sell the tickets, and we’ll do the rest.” The airline will operate under the VVB brand, and its first plane will be a 737-400.
Tony Iommi To Remix Black Sabbath’s 1995 “Forbidden” Album
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi plans to remix the band’s 1995 album, Forbidden, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 20. The opus was the last to feature singer Tony Martin, along with drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Neil Murray and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, and had a lukewarm critical response.
On his Facebook page, Tony said, “Joe Siegler reminded me that June is the 20th anniversary of ‘Forbidden’. I really like the album but I was never happy with the overall sound so I’m going to re-mix it before it comes out again. Can’t say when, too much going on right now.”
Phil Rudd will not be playing the final AC/DC concerts in New Zealand, even though Rudd lives there. Said AC/DC’s tour manager, Garry Van Egmond, “Chris Slade will be on drums — he replaced Phil when he left the band some years back and he has been playing in the Rock or Bust tour worldwide.”
As to whether Rudd has left AC/DC for good, Van Egmond says he has “no confirmation that Phil has left the band permanently. All I can say is that Phill will not be playing in the New Zealand concerts.”
Motörhead have premiered a new song, “Thunder & Lightning” from the band’s new album, Bad Magic, which is due out August 28. Check it out on DailyHeadbanger.com and let us know what you think!
Def Leppard’s inaugural cruise, Hysteria On The High Seas sets sail from January 21 – 25, 2016. Tickets are on sale at DefLeppardCruise.com.
A new trailer for an imaginary 8-Bit video game spotlights some of the best-known metal acts of the ’80s. ”Monsters of Rock,” courtesy of Loudwire and Filthy Frackers, combines old-school audio and classic video game imagery with Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. Check it out at DailyHeadbanger.com.