Scott Weiland – Last Video Interview
The crew at Live In Limbo, a Toronto-based music interview and blogging company, were the last people to interview Weiland on video. They have posted the clip stating:
This video shows Scott Weiland talking with Dawn Hamilton backstage at around 8:00pm, a few hours before his last performance at Adelaide Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, December 2, 2015. Initially, it would have been edited with question slides. But because of the sudden and tragic loss of Weiland’s life we all agreed to leave it unedited as much as possible.
Scott Weiland’s Ex-Wife: “Don’t Glorify This Tragedy”
Scott Weiland’s ex-wife has penned a candid, poignant essay on behalf of his two children. Mary Forsberg Weiland is the mother of the late singer Scott Weiland’s teenage children, Noah, 15, and Lucy, 13. She wrote this with their help in the days after his death.
December 3rd, 2015 is not the day Scott Weiland died. It is the official day the public will use to mourn him, and it was the last day he could be propped up in front of a microphone for the financial benefit or enjoyment of others. The outpouring of condolences and prayers offered to our children, Noah and Lucy, has been overwhelming, appreciated and even comforting. But the truth is, like so many other kids, they lost their father years ago. What they truly lost on December 3rd was hope.
Read the entire letter at RollingStone.com.
Dee Snider Rethinks Allowing Use of “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Donald Trump
Dee Snider, the former Twisted Sister frontman, says he’s reconsidering allowing U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to use the song “We’re Not Going To Take It” during his campaign.
“What’s going on now has me questioning allowing the song to be continued to be used. And it’s very upsetting to me because I strongly don’t agree with his extremist positions. I know the man’s not a racist. He’s a friend of mine.” said Snider to Shad, host of CBC Radio’s q.
Trump’s latest controversial statement calls for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States.
“When you’ve got white supremacy groups aligning themselves with you and you don’t denounce them … that’s a problem for me.”
Snider met Trump during appearances on The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice in 2012 and 2013. The two later became good friends.
“We are Twisted F**king Sister!” – The Movie
The Twisted Sister movie ‘We are Twisted F**king Sister!’ a documentary film by Andrew Horn, will be released in Europe on January 29, 2016. The film is 137 minutes long and includes an additional 2 hours of bonus material. Check out the movie trailer, below.
Ozzy Osbourne Says He’s Not Retiring after Black Sabbath Calls It Quits
Ozzy Osbourne opened up about his future plans in a recent interview with News.com.au, reiterating that Sabbath opted against recording a follow-up to 2013’s 13 album for largely pragmatic reasons.
“Number one: People aren’t really interested in hearing new stuff,” he argued. “And number two: If we were to do an album before the tour, it would take three or four years to complete the album. We want to end it on a high note.”
Instead, Black Sabbath will say goodbye with its The End tour, which is scheduled to begin January 20 in Omaha. “I thought no one would remember me when we first started playing music. I’d rather end it now though than drag it out for another five albums,” Osbourne added. “I mean, I’m 67. When we started out, I thought, ‘This thing will be all right for a year or two.’”
That said, Osbourne also made it clear he has no plans to hang it up after Sabbath call it a day. “I did pretty well for 35 years — and I’m not retiring,” he insisted. “I’m going to do a solo album and a solo tour. I mean, my wife’s a shopaholic, always off buying f—ing shoes or something, so I’ve got to keep the money coming somehow.”
Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Says Immunotherapy Is Showing Early Promise In His Cancer Battle
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013, told the Belfast Telegraph that he has to fly back to Los Angeles every three weeks for the course of treatment known as immunotherapy.
“It allows me to continue to work, there’s no side effects and I’ve still got some hair. I just have to fly back to Los Angeles every three or three and a half weeks to do infusions.” he said.
Campbell, who has two tumors in his throat, said the treatment was “holding it in place” and that his doctors believed the tumors may even have reduced in size.
Campbell has been taking doses of an antibody called pembrolizumab — the same drug former president Jimmy Carter has been using to treat his metastatic melanoma.
Sebastian Bach, Dave Navarro, Robin Zander Featured in new Original Music Series, “Breaking Band”
The all-new original music series “Breaking Band” premiers Sunday, January 24, at 9:30 PM on AXS TV. The documentary-style series is hosted by Royal Machines vocalist Donovan Leitch and features six 30-minute episodes packed with performances and appearances from some of music’s biggest names.
“Breaking Band” gives some of the country’s most talented emerging musicians the chance to achieve their dreams of rock stardom. Throughout the season, the artists are guided by an eclectic array of famous faces, serving as mentors and collaborators for the young musicians.
This season’s mentors are rocker and TV personality Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray); chart-topping music artist Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s); rock legend Robin Zander (Cheap Trick); award-winning producer and techno star Moby; rocker Sebastian Bach (Skid Row); and beloved guitar guru Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction).
As mentors, they will share their invaluable advice from their decades of experience while supporting the emerging artists in their debut live broadcast performance. They may even join their protégés on stage for an unforgettable encore.
KISS Frontman Paul Stanley To Serve Up Craft Beer, National Anthem At Spurs Game
KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley will be singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and touting craft suds Friday, December 11 at the San Antonio Spurs game.
Stanley will be at center court before the Spurs play the Los Angeles Lakers. He’ll be serving up craft beers at the grand opening of Rock & Brews, the new classic rock-themed restaurant and pub at the renovated AT&T arena. Stanley and KISS bandmate Gene Simmons are among the cofounders of the restaurant chain launched in 2012. This is the first Rock & Brews at a sports arena.
“Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have utilized the same passion and enthusiasm that made KISS a rock legend to create a fantastic restaurant experience,” said Rick Pych, Spurs Sports & Entertainment president of business operations.
Read more, including an interview with Paul Stanley, at San Antonio Express-News.
Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Announce North American Tour Dates
Megadeth will team up with Suicidal Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok for a North American tour in early 2016. The tour will launch on February 20 in Dallas, Texas and wrap on March 24 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and will mark Megadeth’s first U.S. run of dates in support of its new album, Dystopia, slated for release in January.
Iconic 80s Rock Photos Available for Charity
Legendary photographer and HOH friend Mark Weiss captured the 80s in all its decadent glory and has generously donated a collection of his classic photographs to benefit the Rockit Live Foundation. These limited edition photographs, signed by the artist and Weiss are being auctioned through CHARITYBUZZ November 24th through December 17th. BID NOW on iconic autographed photographs from the Decade that Rocked!
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things!
“I am the man who put the hair in hair metal.”
~ Sebastian Bach, former lead singer of Skid Row