This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Herbie Halsey who listens to WKLC Rock 105, 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.
Jon Bon Jovi Says “Two F—ers” Are Keeping His Band Out of the R&R Hall of Fame
Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that he had a “big falling out” with one of the people who runs the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and says more than one member of the Rock Hall’s voting board has “made it their personal mission” to keep his band, Bon Jovi, from being inducted.
“I called [the guy] a few choice words,” the singer said to Howard Stern (as reported by NJArts). “And I’m never shy, when I see him, to call him a few more choice words. And there’s other guys on that thing that have made it their personal mission to f— with me. And that’s okay. I get it. I’ve sold more records than their artists.”
Bon Jovi didn’t say which members of the board he was talking about. When asked by Stern “who would argue” against his band’s inclusion, the singer replied, “These two f—ers in the room.” Bon Jovi have been eligible for induction since 2009, the 25th anniversary of their 1984 debut album, but have been nominated only once, in 2011.
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Appears On Hell’s Kitchen TV Series
Joe Perry appeared as a guest diner on the latest episode of the US TV show Hell’s Kitchen. The show features celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay as he tries to narrow down a group of aspiring cooks to a single winner over the course of a season. In the latest episode aired on October 21, Ramsay’s celebrity guests were Perry and R&B star Estelle.
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson Pulls Pints of Trooper Beer at Cardiff Pub
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson turned up behind the bar at Cardiff’s Fuel Rock Club on October 20, reports WalesOnline.
The pub had just installed the band’s new Trooper Red ‘N’ Black Beer. The pub’s owner Rob Toogood said: “We never know exactly if Bruce is going to come but when I bumped into him backstage at a show in Barcelona he told me to let him know when I had the new beer in and he promised to pull a few pints for us. His son Griff was playing across the road with his band SHVPES so we guessed he might be about. He stayed most of the night just mingling, chatting, and posing for pics.”
Dickinson declined special treatment as the owner asked if he would like his own section of the bar. “He looked at me and said, ‘Who for? I’m not Kim Kardashian!’”
Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony Speak For First Time In A Decade
Former Van Halen bass player Michael Anthony has revealed he recently chatted by phone to drummer Alex Van Halen, ending a decade-long standoff.
The Van Halen brothers replaced Anthony with Eddie’s son Wolfgang in 2007, leading to years of bad blood, especially after old album covers were edited to remove Anthony’s images.
“Later on we were at my house, my buddy and myself, and his phone rings, and it’s Alex. He’s all, ‘Hey, tell Mike I said hi!’ Next thing I know, he’s handing me the phone – ‘Here, Al wants to talk to you.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ This was this past May, and I hadn’t spoken to Alex in, like, ten or eleven years.”
Anthony reports the conversation consisted of “nothing heavy,” adding that they “didn’t want to get into anything about the band.”
“But it was just great to talk to him,” he says. “We talked for about 20 minutes and had a great conversation about life in general, getting older, and what’s going on around us in the music industry.”
Anthony is cautious about whether the thaw could lead to a reunion – and he’s also admitted he has doubts over the supposed reconnection between Eddie and ex-singer Sammy Hagar.
Metallica Celebrating Halloween With New Song Release Plus Halloween Masks
Metallica have announced that they’ll release their new single “Atlas, Rise!” on Halloween. It’ll be the third track from their upcoming 10th studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct which will launch on November 18.
The band said, “No surprises this time around! We’re giving you some heads up that we plan to unleash the next track from Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – “Atlas, Rise!” to you streaming online and via your favorite radio station this Halloween, October 31, at Noon PDT.
To help you get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28, fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Halloween mask. Inside of each mask, you’ll find a special access code that will allow you to hear “Atlas, Rise!” 30 minutes prior to its official release on Halloween. A complete list of participating record stores are here.
Is BuzzChic the only one who’s reminded of the masks from the movie Halloween 3?!! MUUHHAHAAAAA!
Foreigner Biography Announced By Founder Mick Jones
Foreigner founding member and guitarist Mick Jones has announced that he will be publishing the band’s first official biography, “A Foreigner’s Tale”, in 2017.
“A Foreigner’s Tale” will see Jones share rare and candid photos from the band’s career alongside Foreigner artwork and memorabilia from his personal archives.
The book will be sold exclusively online at Foreignerbook.com. Fans can register at the site for updates and the chance to have their name printed in the biography.
2016 Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Heavy Metal Releases
Record Store Day has expanded from a way to bring people back to record stores to include a Black Friday event with artists offering specialty releases. There is a giant list of offerings for this Black Friday November 25, including:
• Anthrax 7″ vinyl that includes their current single “Monster at the End”, backed with “Vice of the People.”
• Iron Maiden is offering vinyl versions of their Brave New World album.
• Alice Cooper reunited with his old bandmates for a 7″ vinyl titled Live From the Astroturf.
• Motley Crue 7″ picture disc featuring “Kickstart My Heart” and “Home Sweet Home.”
• Alice in Chains‘ Live – Facelift, previously unavailable on vinyl, features Alice In Chains live at The Moore Theatre in Seattle in 1990.
Other releases include re-releases of the Runaways’ Cherokee / Gold Star LP and Extreme‘s Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown”.
Stay up to date with all the Record Store Day Black Friday specialty releases and to see which stores are participating, go to the Record Store Day website.
Former AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Films Solo Video
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is making a video in Tauranga, New Zealand to coincide with the re-release of his solo album, Head Job. Head Job was re-released on September 30.
Late last month, Rudd was continuing to recover from a recent heart attack and doctors had advised him not to embark on the promo trail quite yet. According to a press release, he is now making a really good recovery and in his words he feels “twenty years younger and 100% better.”
Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward’s Art Exhibit Print For Sale For First Time
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward’s historic Los Angeles art exhibit print is now available to the public for the first time. Only 100 signed and authenticated prints were made to commemorate the historic showing of Ward’s Absence Of Corners Los Angeles exhibit at Fathom Gallery.
Triumph’s Rik Emmett Releases New Album “RES9” Video Song Samples
Triumph’s Rik Emmett has released 30-second samples of each song that will be featured on the upcoming November 11 worldwide release of his latest album “RES9.”
The project by Emmett and his touring band Resolution 9 features guitarist Dave Dunlop, bassist Steve Skingley and drummer Paul DeLong with the help of guest appearances by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
“This album represents a journey through my life,” explains Emmett, “and the idea behind a lot of these songs is me trying to figure out who I am, and why I’m doing what I’m doing. There’s a common thread of positivity here that ties into the records I was making 30 years ago. What did I learn from making them? You’ll hear all of that echoed in the grooves of this album.”
Iron Maiden Classics Get Lullaby Makeover
Rockabye Baby! will release “Lullaby Renditions Of Iron Maiden” on November 4, which includes twelve of the bands top songs, including; “2 Minutes To Midnight,” “The Number Of The Beast,” “Can I Play With Madness,” “The Trooper,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” “Wasted Years” and more.
The project is the latest in the series of child-friendly instrumental music from the label, which was developed by Van Halen singer David Lee Roth’s sister Lisa Roth in conjunction with CMH Records.
“Haven’t slept in days, mom and dad?,” says the ad for the upcoming release. “Don’t run for the hills. If you’ve only got two minutes to bedtime, spin these calming versions of Iron Maiden’s most crucial hits. No longer shall you fear the dark.”
Pretty Maids Released Music Video for Title Track from Upcoming Album “Kingmaker”
Pretty Maids have released a music video for “Kingmaker”, the title track from their upcoming album, due out on November 4.
Enuff Z’Nuff Release Video of New Song “She Makes It Harder”
“She Makes It Harder” is a track from Enuff Z’Nuff’s upcoming Clowns Lounge album due out on December 2. Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band, which includes a guest appearance from the late Jani Lane as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.
You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of Clowns Lounge. A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley can be found on the HOH website.
List of Unconfirmed Guns N’ Roses European Tour Dates for July 2017
UK-based Flick Of The Finger has posted a list of as-yet-unconfirmed Guns N’ Roses summer 2017 tour dates for Europe, saying “Ticket information is not yet available, but according to a few sources online, these approximate dates should hold up.”
Dates are currently listed as follows, all slated for July 2017:
Dublin, Ireland – Croke Park
Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olimpic
Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdam Arena
Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins Arena
Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion
Stockholm, Sweden – Friends Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark – Telia Parken
Stay tuned for tour updates.
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Unplugging For Christmas Show
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will play a selection of Christmas classics at an acoustic show in Boston. Mustaine has teamed up with the charity Music Drives Us for the December 16 gig at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, MA.
Music Drives Us supplies “grants to music programs designed to effect positive change for people of all ages.”
The “Thrashing Through The Snow” event will see Mustaine play an acoustic set of Megadeth hits and holiday classics. Full details and tickets are available here.
Metallica Jams With Neil Young at Bridge School Benefit
Metallica joined host Neil Young on Buffalo Springfield‘s “Mr. Soul” and also covered the Clash‘s “Clampdown” all by themselves at the annual Bridge School benefit this past week.
“That’s [Clampdown] one of those songs that would not leave my head,” singer James Hetfield raved after the performance. “Once we started rehearsing that song, it was stuck in my head for days.”
Metallica Pie Robert Trujillo for His Birthday
The band had a little fun while taking part in Neil Young‘s annual Bridge School Benefit with birthday boy Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who turned 52 on Sunday. The pies they got for the bassist weren’t for eating, as most of them ended up smashed into his face. Even Neil Young got in on the action, as can be seen in the pic below.
Last in Line’s Heavy Crown Tour Kicks Off in Costa Mesa, CA
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell and his band, Last In Line, launched their Heavy Crown Tour 2016, last Saturday October 22 at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California. They are currently touring North America with dates to follow in Europe and the UK.
THAT’S SO METAL – Halloween Edition
Megadeth’s Limited Edition “VIC” Mask is Back
Just in time for Halloween, Megadeth’s limited edition Vic mask is now back by popular demand. This is a one size fits most full sized mask, and is not suitable for kids.
Couple Encounters a Black Metal Band in Woods During Engagement Shoot…Hilarious Photos Ensue
John Awesome and Nydia Hernandez were having a lovely engagement photo shoot in Holy Jim Canyon, California, when they encountered something unusual: a black metal band in the middle of the woods.
The band, Coldvoid, was also in the area shooting promo photos for its music, using the full moon on Sunday as a menacing backdrop.
“During the last part of the session, we noticed a few guys with some corpse paint makeup on sitting at a nearby bench blaring out some black metal music,” Awesome, 34, of Orange County, told ABC News. “We just randomly thought it would be a funny idea if we could get them to be a part of our engagement shoot. So we approached them and asked and they were more than happy to accept! Super nice people. I seriously can’t make this stuff up.”
Dressed in head-to-toe black clothing with lots of leather and spikes, Coldvoid even had creepy props with them, including a candelabrum, nails and swords, which definitely made for interesting engagement pictures when they crashed the background of the couple’s photos.
“They gave us a copy of their new demo and it was the perfect eerie soundtrack for the drive out of the woods,” said the photographer, Janet Wheeland. “It was a perfect, spontaneous finale to our photo shoot. We couldn’t have planned it better.”
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“My most treasured possession is… my collection of rubber ducks. I have around 100 of them. Fans bring them to shows for me. I’ve got some really cool ones – I have (baseball player Derek) Jones, a Frank-N-Further one (from his film The Rocky Horror Show). They sit on the top of my road case in the dressing room every show.”
~ MeatLoaf on his treasured rubber duckie collection.