This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Nick Yousoufian in Dexter, MI who listens to 101 WRIF 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 Eddie Ojeda’s Twisted Hot Sauces PLUS A Custom Autographed D’Angelico Guitar!
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The guitar is the same EX-SD that Eddie plays on stage with Twisted Sister!
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Angus Young Salutes Cliff Williams at His Last AC/DC Show
Longtime AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams, who has announced that he will be retiring from the band following this show, received a special salute from guitarist Angus Young at the end of their final show of their obstacle-filled Rock or Bust tour in Philadelphia.
Opening up with “Rock Or Bust,” Angus and the band ripped through the 25-song set – the longest of the tour, and maybe ever in AC/DC history – in what would mark the end of longtime bassist Cliff Williams’ tenure in the band.
Angus honored Williams as the final notes to “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” rang out by coaxing him to the front of the stage in acknowledgement of his nearly 40 year run with the group.
AC/DC Bassist Cliff Williams Confirms Retirement
Cliff Williams confirmed the news of his retirement in this video, coinciding with the end of AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour.
“It’s time for me to step out, that’s all,” he said, acknowledging the group’s numerous personnel changes in recent years.
“Everything changes with something like that…. Everything changes, so it’s not that. It’s just, I’m ready to get off the road and do what I do in between tours,” he said. “I know how to do that. I know what I’m gonna do. It’s just my time. I’m happy – I just need family time, just chill out and not do this.”
Williams joined AC/DC in 1977 as a replacement for original bassist Mark Evans.
Iron Maiden Announce Paperless Ticketing In Bid To Stop Piracy + UK 2017 Tour
Iron Maiden will announce their first major UK arena tour in six years on Friday, September 23.
At the same time, Maiden are initiating an elaborate paperless ticketing procedure for their concerts where fans are restricted to four tickets. No paper tickets are issued – your purchasing credit or debit card is your ticket for entry at the gig.
Said the band on their website, “We want fans to get their tickets at the price that we set, not a vastly inflated one. When individuals/companies buy up tickets and put them on the secondary market immediately they’re clearly only in it for profit, and every ticket they’ve bought is one which a genuine fan cannot buy for face value – this is called Touting. We’ve all seen the situation where a show is ‘sold out’ but there are plenty of tickets available at increased prices on the secondary market – that needs to stop.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains: “We do not want our fans being ripped off either by counterfeit tickets or through costly mark-ups on so-called secondary ticketing websites. These problems now affect the UK more than any other country outside of the USA. We believe the most successful way to prevent this is by implementing paperless ticketing. This proved highly successful in reducing piracy at our previous London shows in 2013 and on our North American tours since 2010. This is a simple procedure and goes a long way to minimizing the resale of tickets and reducing fraud by requiring the original cardholder purchaser to be present at entry.
“We have been working with our UK promoter Live Nation and Ticketmaster to ensure that we can operate a paperless ticketing system, in full or in part, at all the UK venues we’ll play in 2017. We are also instigating a number of additional measures which we believe will directly help our fans to access tickets in the fairest, safest way and at the intended price.”
Iron Maiden has long been active in combatting the abuse of secondary ticketing websites. The band supports The Fanfair Alliance which unites music businesses, artists and fans against ticket touting and profiteering in the online secondary market.
2016 Rock Carnival Set Times + Stage Assignments Revealed
This year’s festival runs September 30 – October 2 at the FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J. Organizers have now revealed the set times and stage assignments for those performing at the weekend event.
The fun starts on September 30 with such acts as Alice Cooper, Clutch, Blue Öyster Cult and Zakk Sabbath leading the way.
Nick Simmons Calls His Dad Gene “The F***ing Donald Trump Of Rock”
Gene Simmons’ son, Nick Simmons, for one, is not so pleased at his father’s panache for his often offensive statements.
“He’s the f***ing Donald Trump of rock. I can’t take it anymore,” said the younger Simmons of his father in an interview with TMZ.
The statement comes after Gene Simmons said on Monday that it’s time for America to embrace police profiling as a means to prevent terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, Nick Simmons made it clear that he does not endorse his father’s beliefs but did attempt to explain the Hall of Fame rocker’s perspective and why he feels that way.
Metallica’s Global Citizen Festival Performance To Stream Live On YouTube
The Global Citizen Festival is slated for Saturday September 24 in Central Park in New York where Metallica will share the stage with mainstream acts like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and, closer to the rock spectrum, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The stream for Metallica’s set will be available on the Global Citizen YouTube channel page, here.
The long-awaited new record from Metallica is set to arrive on November 18; the single “Hardwired” has already been released.
Metallica Book “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Appearance
In more Metallica news, the band has announced that they’ll perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on September 29.
No other details have been revealed about their set or the other guests for the evening. The band’s current single “Hardwired,” will need a bit of a language edit to get past TV standards, so it should be interesting. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs at 11:35PM ET/PT on NBC.
Motörhead to Release New Beer “Road Crew” Later This Year
Legendary rock band Motörhead and Camerons Brewery (UK) have teamed up to create a new collaboration beer. The North East brewer has been working alongside the band to develop the beer over the last few months and are looking to launch later this year.
The beer will be called Road Crew – chosen from the Motörhead fan favorite “(We Are) The Road Crew”. The song, which appears on the 1980’s Ace Of Spades album and was penned as a tribute to the band’s dedicated team of roadies.
Road Crew, which will be available in keg, cask and bottle, is based on an American style pale ale.
Band members Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell have played a key part in the development of the beer.
“I’m proud to have been able to develop this beer with Camerons. The trials we have tasted have been great. We wanted this to be an exciting and refreshing brew which is for you, our ‘Road Crew’,” Mikkey said.
“It has been great fun working with the guys from Camerons on this beer. This is going to be an excellent beer for all Motörhead and rock fans around the world to enjoy,” added Phil.
Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis To Reunite for New L.A. Guns Record
Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have signed a new record deal and are currently working on a new L.A. Guns album, which will be supported by a world tour that begins with two shows at the Whisky a Go-Go in March.
Guns agreed to use the L.A. Guns moniker for the new album, despite initially resisting the idea. “When you put Phil and I together, that’s the sound of L.A. Guns,” he says. “There’s no way around that. As much as I love certain other [former] members of the band, it’s hard to say what their contribution to the overall sound of the band was — but Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, the band’s gotta be L.A. Guns. It can’t be anything else.”
45 different people have played in L.A. Guns since the group’s 1983 inception, including Axl Rose, Ralph Saenz (better known as Michael Starr of Steel Panther) and current Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric.
Guns has gone on record as saying he has no intention of performing with drummer Steve Riley ever again. But whatever’s going on with the rest of the band, Guns is adamant about his excitement for making new music with Lewis.
“The fact that we’re making a record is killer, and I know that L.A. Guns fans and people that like our kind of heavier music are gonna love it,” said Guns. “It’s gonna be taken very seriously by me personally, and I will strive to make those shows and this record and whatever the future is, you know, what I feel is the best thing for the band and the audience.”
Last weekend’s inaugural Hair Nation Festival in Irvine, CA marked the 50-year-old guitarist’s first local show in 14 years with longtime L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis. Their relationship splintered after Guns quit the group in 2002, and the duo traded barbs (sometimes via lawyers) in subsequent years, when they anchored competing bands that both toured under the L.A. Guns moniker. “The only time we really bitch at each other is when we’re in a band together, or when we’re not in a band together,” Guns quipped, speaking a few days before the Hair Nation Festival.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“For the last three or four years I’ve been doing some business speaking – something I call corporate stand-up. One of the big questions is creativity. People want to know, ‘How do you be creative in business?’
“I’ve been creative, songwriting, all my life. So I just think naturally about creative things. To me, creating a business idea is very much like creating a song. It starts off from one little idea, then you just daydream what happens next. Eventually you put it into a process. You have to make it fit and make it real.
“People said, ‘You’re a pilot – why are you starting a maintenance company?’ I said, ‘It’s really simple.
“‘If you want to sell lawnmowers, what do you do?’ They went, ‘I don’t know, open a lawnmower shop?’ I said, ‘No. You buy a patch of grass and wait.’
“Somebody will come along and say, ‘You need to cut the grass.’ And you say, ‘I can sell you a lawnmower.’”
~ Iron Maiden frontman & polymath Bruce Dickinson on creativity and business