This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Brad Huber in Weymouth, MA who listens to Rock 101 WGIR-FM, 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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It’s All About Metallica This Week
Metallica Honor Cliff Burton at Small NYC Show
Metallica treated a small group of lucky fan club “Fifth Members” to a performance of their new song “Moth Into Flame” and 13 other career-spanning tracks during a special intimate concert at Webster Hall in New York City this week.
The group also paid tribute to its late bass player Cliff Burton on the 30th anniversary of his death by performing one of his signature songs, the instrumental “Orion.” When they were done, frontman James Hetfield pointed to the sky and said, “30 years … We miss you, Cliff.”
Drummer Lars Ulrich noted that it has been 33 years since the group first played New York City, and told the crowd to look for Metallica to play “outdoors across the river” (presumably New Jersey’s MetLife stadium) next summer.
Metallica’s long-awaited new studio album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, hits stores on November 18.
You can see a video of the band performing “Moth Into Flame” plus the set list for the show here.
Cliff Burton Was Inspired By Classic TV Show Theme
Burton’s father Ray says the death of Cliff’s brother Scott led Cliff to learn a musical instrument and a TV show theme song inspired his learning of the bass guitar.
Ray Burton says: “Cliff’s older brother Scott, who was 16 at the time, died of a brain aneurysm. Shortly after Scott died, Cliff came to his mother and me and asked if he could take up playing the bass guitar.
“The reason he liked the bass guitar was the Barney Miller show, a comedy cop show, which started off with a bass solo. And Cliff just loved that bass solo and he wanted to get the same sound that was in that show.”
Take a trip back in time to Barney Miller’s NYC here.
New Metallica Song Inspired By Lemmy
Metallica frontman James Hetfield says that one of the tracks on the band’s new album is a tribute to Lemmy’s favorite Marshall Super Bass Head from 1976, affectionately named Murder One.
“Murder One” appears on Metallica’s 10th album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, which is scheduled for release on November 18. The Metallica song features lyrics made up of Motörhead song titles.
Hetfield said: “Motörhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now. But just Lemmy, as kind of a father-figure, he helped us a lot.
“He was unafraid. He was a character. He was himself. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”
Metallica to Headline 2017 South American Lollapalooza Festivals
Metallica will venture to South America in 2017 to headline Lollapalooza in Brazil, Argentina and Chile with a stacked lineup of diverse performers.
Lollapalooza Brazil will be held on March 25 and 26 at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo and feature Metallica, The Strokes, Rancid, Cage the Elephant and many more.
Lollapalooza will move on to Argentina on March 31 and April 1 at Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Many of the same acts will round out the bill with acts like Silversun Pickups added.
The final installment of Lollapalooza’s 2017 run in South America will be held at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile on April 1 and 2.
Oh Yeah…Other Metal Bands Make News Too!
47 People Arrested At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest’s First Two Days
Police in California are reporting that 30 people were arrested on the opening day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest this past weekend. 17 people were reportedly arrested on the second day of the festival, as well.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department police force, which attended the event along with members of the California Highway Patrol and a K-9 unit, says: “During this operational period there were approximately 3400 campers and approximately 37,000 attendees for the music festival”.
“Most arrests were alcohol-related. Several attendees were transported to the hospital for various medical reasons.”
Party On, Dudes!
Iron Maiden Release Line Of Eddie Masks In Time For Halloween
A range of Iron Maiden “Eddie” masks has been unveiled in time for Halloween. Five officially licensed masks based on different eras of the Iron Maiden mascot are available at Trick Or Treat Studios, priced at $59.99 each.
The Eddie designs cover the span from their 1980 self-titled album to 1981’s Killers, 1983’s Piece Of Mind, 1984’s Powerslave and 2015’s The Book Of Souls.
Also for sale is a full Piece Of Mind era costume. “This amazing costume comes with a real canvas straitjacket with working buckles and canvas blue shredded pants. Now you can look exactly like Eddie from the amazing Piece Of Mind album cover.”
Check ’em out, here!
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says His New Album Is “In The Can”
“It’s in the can right now. I just need to polish it up a bit more,” Perry revealed to The Musician’s Ear. “I’m looking to release some of it in the new year.” Perry has been working on the project in a California studio on and off over the past year.
In April, Perry premiered the single, “I’ll Do Happiness”, featuring UK vocalist Terry Reid, and confirmed the addition of Iggy Pop, David Johansen and Zak Starkey to the project.
SIxx:A.M., Five Finger Death Punch, Present Check to Canadian Red Cross
Last Saturday at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and openers From Ashes To New presented a check to the Canadian Red Cross for $48,000.
The bands donated $1 from each ticket sold on their Canadian arena tour to the Red Cross for Disaster Management Relief. The tour wraps up on September 28 in Halifax, NS at the Scotia Bank Centre.
Alice Cooper’s 15th Annual Christmas Pudding Show to Feature Hollywood Vampires + Sammy Hagar
Shock-Rock legend Alice Cooper will hold his 15th Annual Christmas Pudding on December 3 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ.
Alice Cooper will be raising the dead with his fellow Hollywood Vampires, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, plus Sammy Hagar as headliners.
Christmas Pudding will also include performances from Korn, the Gin Blossoms, Las Vegas illusionist and magician Murray SawChuck, and the winners of this year’s Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search, Alice’s own version of “American Idol.” More surprise guests will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 30, and proceeds from the event will once again benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center, whose mission is to “allow teens to build confidence and discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression and creativity in a sanctuary for troubled teens.”
Get tickets here.
Bon Jovi to Perform Complete “This House Is Not for Sale” LP at Upcoming Shows
The band has announced a special four-date tour in conjunction with the Tidal streaming service, during which it will perform the new album This House Is Not for Sale in its entirety.
For fans who have lots of disposable income and a major jones for Bon Jovi, Runaway Tours is offering “extremely limited” packages for the London, Toronto and New York City dates that start at $1,545 per person. Details are here.
Bon Jovi “This House Is Not for Sale” Tour Dates 2016
10/01 – Red Bank, N.J.
10/10 – London, U.K.
10/17 – Toronto, Ontario
10/20 – New York, N.Y.
A full-scale tour in support of the record — hopefully one that won’t be quite as heavy on songs from the new album in the set list — is expected in 2017.
Iron Maiden Announces 2017 “The Book Of Souls” European Tour
Maiden last week announced a 16-date 2017 European tour which includes 11 UK shows and a date in Ireland.
Bassist Steve Harris said: “As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible.
“We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990.”
Iron Maiden released their 16th album The Book Of Souls in September 2015.
Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls European Tour Dates for 2017
Apr 22: Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium
Apr 24: Oberhausen Konig Pilsener Arena, Germany
Apr 28: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
May 02: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany
May 04: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK
May 06: Dublin 3Arena, Ireland
May 08: Manchester Arena, UK
May 10: Sheffield Arena, UK
May 11: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
May 14: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
May 16: Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, UK
May 17: Aberdeen AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena, UK
May 20: Liverpool Echo Arena, UK
May 21: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, UK
May 24: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
May 27: London O2 Arena, UK
Megadeth Release New “Conquer Or Die” Music Video
Megadeth have a new video out for the tune “Conquer Or Die”. The track is from their current album, Dystopia.
You can catch Megadeth live on the Dystopia World Tour – North America 2016 until October.
Check out the video, here.
Rik Emmett Streams New Song Featuring Rush’s Alex Lifeson
Former Triumph frontman Rik Emmett is joined by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on “Human Race”, a track on Emmet’s forthcoming album, “RES9”.
“When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn’t hesitate for a second,” explains Lifeson. “He’s the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it’s always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get.
“There is a rock purity in his songwriting and performance, and it’s just so much fun to get together and throw ideas around. He’s always so up and open for anything – even a notoriously uncooperative Rickenbacker 12-string!”
Due November 11, the project by Emmett and his touring band RESolution9 – featuring guitarist Dave Dunlop, bassist Steve Skingley and drummer Paul DeLong – delivers new music with the help of guest appearances by Lifeson, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
Check the lyric video, here.
Mötley Crüe – The End Limited Edition Box Set Available for Pre-Order
Celebrate the legacy of Mötley Crüe with this brand new, limited edition box set entitled Mötley Crüe: The End, out November 25 via Eleven Seven Music.
The Box Set, all enclosed in a tombstone package includes:
• Six Mötley Crüe catalogue albums on both CD & Vinyl (Too Fast for Love, Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls, Dr. Feelgood, Saints of Los Angeles)
• The End: Live DVD & audio CD from the final shows at Staples Center in LA in 2015.
• The End hardcover book
• Exclusive Mötley Crüe lithograph photo prints (Set of 4)
• Mick Mars guitar picks (Set of 4)
• The End Tour laminated pass
Pre-order yours exclusively on PledgeMusic here.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“I wanted to be a wrestler. But I didn’t think I was big enough. Then I met some wrestlers and I’m like, ‘I could’ve been a wrestler.’ But it all worked out pretty good in the end.
“In high school I used to wrestle and then I saw my friend’s arm snap when he fell in a wrong hold. He had metal pins in three spots and I was like, ‘I think I’m gonna go back to my band.’
“I guess it’s better that I wasn’t… but I get about the same amount of injuries as you guys!”
~ Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig revealing he originally wanted to be a pro wrestler