This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Nick Yousoufian in Dexter, MI who listens to 101WRIF in Detroit 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.
Win A Twisted Sister “Metal Meltdown” Concert DVD
Twisted Sister captured live! This is your chance to win a DVD of the newly released concert video “Metal Meltdown” – Twisted Sister Live in A Concert to Honor A.J. Pero at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas!
Legendary, multi-platinum selling rockers Twisted Sister performed an explosive 90-minute concert of their biggest hits spanning their 40-year career at The Joint at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on May 30, 2015.
The show was dedicated to the honor of Twisted Sister’s iconic drummer, A.J. Pero, whose tragic, sudden death just two months prior to the filming of this event shocked the music world. The band announced that not only were all the remaining concerts being performed in 2015 dedicated to the memory of A.J. Pero, but that 2016 would mark the 40th and final year of the band’s legendary live performances. They recruited renowned drummer and friend of A.J. Pero, Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold) to take the reins, and his very first Twisted Sister appearance was captured by the “Metal Meltdown” camera crew.
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Joe Perry’s Stage Collapse Not Heart Attack?
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been discharged from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York after collapsing on stage Sunday night July 10 during a Hollywood Vampires show in Brooklyn, New York. He is said to be resting at home in suburban Boston.
Sources close to the Aerosmith guitarist said that Perry’s stage collapse was brought on by a combination of dehydration and exhaustion. No mention was made of a heart attack as previously thought.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Vampires have continued with their U.S. tour. Joining the group on stage at the latest gig in Wisconsin was Marilyn Manson on Alice Cooper’s “I’m Eighteen”. The band also went back to doing the three songs that Aerosmith normally performs — “Sweet Emotion”, “Come Together” and “Train Kept-a-Rollin'”.
Perry is currently off the Hollywood Vampires tour, though a recent statement from Alice Cooper promised that he’ll “rejoin his fellow Vampires on stage again soon.”
Stay tuned for updates.
Alice Cooper Wants To Be Elected President and Prime Minister
Alice Cooper is running for President and Prime Minister, with the campaign slogan of “Make America Sick Again.”
“Alice Cooper is tired of the rhetoric, the mudslinging, the media frenzy,” reads a prepared statement. “Keeping his snake in his cage and the guillotine in storage, he is putting people before career. Alice Cooper wants to be elected.”
The Cooper platform includes:
1. Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC
2. A snake in every pot
3. No more pencils, no more books
4. Adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore
5. Rename London’s Big Ben “Big Lemmy”
6. Groucho Marx on the $50 bill
7. Peter Sellers on the £20 note
8. Cupholders required for every airplane seat
9. Ban on talking during movies in movie theaters
10. Ban on taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day
In honor of his presidential bid, Cooper has released a new version of his song “Elected,” which you can stream here.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne Back Together?
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon appear to be back on good terms after they were photographed smiling during a stroll in Los Angeles, where Sharon, 63, was pictured smiling widely. It’s the first time the couple has been seen out together in a non-professional capacity in weeks after their marriage troubles became public.
The couple made headlines in May amid allegations of Ozzy’s infidelity with his hair stylist, and Sharon later confirmed she had kicked the rocker out of their marital home, before deciding to move out herself.
Ozzy Osbourne Appears In New Ghostbusters Movie; New TV Series To Debut This Weekend
In more Ozzy news, Ozzy made his return to the silver screen with a cameo appearance in the new Ghostbusters film franchise reboot which hit theaters on July 15.
According to the Birmingham Mail, the film includes a scene with a rock band called Beasts of Mayhem and they are visited by a ghost while performing on stage.
The Black Sabbath frontman reportedly appears in one short scene in the film which shows him with dark patches around his eyes and he asks his estranged wife Sharon if he is day dreaming again.
This isn’t the first time that Ozzy has appeared in a feature film. He played the Rev. Aaron Gilstrom in the 1986 horror film Trick or Treat, which also featured KISS star Gene Simmons.
Ozzy’s new TV series with the History Channel, Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour is set to debut Sunday, July 24. Check out the newest trailer, above.
The unscripted show features Ozzy and Jack visiting various sites around the world ranging from Stonehenge to Roswell, New Mexico to Mount Rushmore to Cuba.
Megadeth Announce New Drummer Dirk Verbeuren
Megadeth officially announced that former Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren is replacing Lamb of God’s Chris Adler. Adler, who was recruited to play on the band’s latest studio album Dystopia, had joined the group on the road earlier this year.
Frontman Dave Mustaine said, “Chris Adler’s contributions are sure to be felt for years to come. Megadeth has been revitalized by Chris’ playing, as well as his excellent suggestion of Dirk Verbeuren to drum with us. Tremendous thanks to Chris, and a big welcome to Dirk.”
Verbeuren had the following to say about his new gig, “Dave, David and Kiko, I’m thankful for your warm welcome and thrilled at the opportunity to perform and create badass music with you guys. Chris Adler, thank you for introducing me to Megadeth – and for your encouragement and support.”
Triumph Reunite on New Rik Emmett Album
Canadian rockers Triumph will reunite on record for the first time in three decades on the forthcoming solo album by guitarist Rik Emmett. “Mike and Gil joined Rik in the studio for his new album!” posted the band on Facebook.
The trio of Emmett, bassist Mike Levine and drummer Gil Moore last worked together in the studio on 1987’s Surveillance before the guitarist exited the lineup in 1988.
Due late this year, Emmett’s latest project was recorded at Moore’s Metalworks Studios near Toronto, ON and will be released under the banner RES9 (Rik Emmett Resolution 9).
The album will reportedly also include guest appearances by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie.
Jack Russell’s Great White Working On New Album
Jack Russell’s Great White, featuring former Great White vocalist Jack Russell, have signed to Frontiers Music Srl, and are working on a new album to be released in 2017.
Says Jack: “I want to say how happy and excited I am about my band. I have so much respect for Serafino, Mario, Derek and their team and am so thankful to be working with them. The band and I are off the hook about the new material. You are going to love it! This is fun, first and foremost. I feel like I’m 27 again. I hope it sounds like Great White—but for 2016.”
The current Jack Russell’s Great White lineup is: Jack Russell – vocals, Tony Montana on guitar/keyboards, Dan McNay on bass, Robby Lochner on guitar and Dicki Fliszar on drums.
Anthrax Celebrate 35th With Fan-Made Video
Anthrax has been around for 35 years. To celebrate, on July 18, they posted a new fan-made video of the track “Antisocial” featuring highlights from throughout the band’s career. The clip, created by David Taylor, offers a mix of the modern day lineup playing the track with archival footage of the track being performed by the group throughout the years.
ODDS N’ SODS
Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris Slashes Price of Estate
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris is selling his nine-acre Essex estate “Sheering Hall” in the UK for more than 40 percent less than its original price of £7 million, reports Billionaire.com. After sitting on the market for almost four years, the nine-acre property now sits at the low, low price of £3.95 million [About $5,137,606 USD].
A medieval country house, with parts dating back to 1427, has been Steve’s home since the 1980s.
BuzzChic thinks the pool room certainly screams “Metal” and not “sedate English Country Estate”.
New Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitars Available
The Van Halen Store is offering these 1:4 scale official EVH miniature guitars of the infamous guitars that Eddie Van Halen has played throughout his career, the Black and White “Franky” that stared it all, the Black and Yellow “Bumblebee”, and the iconic Red, White, and Black guitar.
Each tiny model is 10″ in length, handcrafted in meticulous detail and comes complete with an adjustable A-frame stand and foil-stamped collector’s gift box, and is endorsed by Edward himself. At $139.95 for the set, they’re not really for those on a tiny budget!
Study Says Heavy Metal Music Helps Listeners Deal with Mortality
Heavy metal music helps fans deal with the idea of their own death according to a study by the Journal Of Psychology Of Popular Media.
30 participants took part in the project, entitled The Memory Remains: How Heavy Metal Fans Buffer Against The Fear Of Death, where one group listened to Slayer’s 1986 classic “Angel Of Death” while the other heard an audio book. Researchers then asked the participants to complete psychological questionnaires.
The researchers wrote: “Heavy metal music is often associated with death and dying by nonfans whereas members of this subculture report that listening to metal music is their escape from depression and even helpful against death-related thoughts. […] Metal music can be seen as cultural good for fans and thereby can form part of their social identity.”
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am a long way from the 17-year-old soon-to-be-college dropout who co-founded a heavy metal band. The only thing that hasn’t changed in 35 years, the one constant, is that I am still the rhythm guitar player in Anthrax. It’s what I GET to do. I GET to play in a band and I never take that for granted.”
~ Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian reflecting on Anthrax’ 35th anniversary this month.