This Week’s SHAZAM Winner!!
Congrats to Bill Lampe in Canfield, OH who listens to Rock 106.9 WRQK, and is this week’s Shazam contest winner, scoring a House of Hair t-shirt!
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Bret Michaels Assures Fans Poison Tour Will Go On
Poison singer Bret Michaels has posted a picture of the band together in the studio, and assured fans that their 2017 reunion tour will go ahead as planned. “Rocking hard, feeling great. Haven’t killed each other yet, this tour is happening.” posted Bret.
Michaels also announced the release of a solo single titled “Jorja Bleu” on April 7. He described it as an “emotionally charged” song, inspired by a conversation with his youngest daughter, who asked him, “What if I fall?” He replied, “What if you fly?”
“This is a man sharing his trials and tribulations in such a way that he hopes to inspire his daughter to chase her dreams with no apologies, while keeping her feet planted firmly on the ground,” Michaels said.
Poison’s upcoming U.S. tour with Def Leppard and Tesla starts on April 8 and runs until June 6.
Rammstein, the iconic German metallic industrialists known for their pyro-maniacal live performances, are throwing down with the legendary Korn and Stone Sour July 1st for a very special and exclusive one-night-only event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 12:00 PM PT and will be available at AXS.com.
Rammstein’s new documentary, Rammstein: Paris, is screening in over 1,000 cinemas in 46 countries. The film was shot in March 2012 at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris during Rammstein’s Made In Germany tour. The band is also reportedly working on new material, and has been performing a new song, “Ramm 4,” a tribute to their past material, at live shows this year.
Lineups have been announced for two of the most anticipated classic rock concert events this summer – The Classic West on July 15 – 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and The Classic East on July 29 – 30 at Citi Field in New York.
Both The Classic East and The Classic West will host on their respective dates the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers on Saturday and Fleetwood Mac, Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire on Sunday.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford announced the release this week of a comprehensive box set The Complete Albums Collection consisting of his work from eight studio albums and a series of live records.
“Maniacs! My first-ever box set and thank you all for your love and support in making this possible,” said Halford in an Instagram post featuring a layout of everything contained within the set. The collection includes Fight’s War of Words, Mutations, A Small Deadly Space as well as K5: The War of Words Demos. The industrial metal outfit 2wo, which featured guitarist John 5 was short-lived, only releasing the Trent Reznor-produced Voyeurs in 1998.
The Halford solo material will make up the remainder of the box set with Resurrection, Live Insurrection,
Crucible, Halford III: Winter Songs, Halford IV: Made of Metal, Live in Anaheim and Live at Saitama Super Arena.
KISS have released a lost scene from the movie “Why Him”. In this deleted scene from the 2016 James Franco–Bryan Cranston comedy “Why Him?,” Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley meet with Laird (Franco) and his girlfriend (Zoey Deutch) and during the discussion, Laird potentially discovers something about his roots from the KISS duo. Check it out, here.
The second annual Record Store Crawl kicks off in New York City on April 22 (Record Store Day) and enables music fans to “hit a number of music retail outlets in select cities by bus while taking in live performances, imbibing food and drink, receiving a gift bag, limited edition items and discounts while enjoying the bonhomie of fellow vinyl enthusiasts.”
Additional Crawl 2017 dates follow between June and August in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Chicago, Rochester, Seattle, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Washington DC, Austin, Portland and Nashville. Dates and ticket info can be found at recordstorecrawl.com.
For Record Store Day on April 22, Alice in Chains will release a special 45 RPM double 7″ single with four hard-hitting tracks remastered and available on vinyl for the first time. “What The Hell Have I” and “A Little Bitter,” released on the soundtrack to the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero in 1993, were the first to feature new bassist Mike Inez, who’d played with Ozzy Osbourne for five years. “Get Born Again” and “Died,” released on the box set Music Bank in 1999, were the band’s final recordings with original vocalist Layne Staley.
“So Let It Be Written” by Mark Eglinton, the first and only unauthorized biography of Metallica frontman James Hetfield, will be released on April 11. A new book preview, including the Introduction and Chapter 1, is now available here.
KISS are teaming up with Vampirella for a new comic book series. KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons said: “I have been in love with Vampirella (who hasn’t?), ever since Forry Ackerman created her. I knew Forry, and he spoke fondly of Vampi, almost as if she was real. For a wide-eyed kid who grew up voraciously devouring the pages of Warren publications (including Famous Monsters of Filmland), it’s a personal thrill to witness this momentous event in our four-decades-old, proud comic book history. I can’t wait to see and read KISS/Vampirella.”
We’ve Got Mail – Fan Mail That Is!
Dee, I’d like to say how much I enjoy your show on WIMZ 103.5 on Sunday nights. 80s hair bands are the best, today’s music doesn’t have any life to it. Horns Up!
~ Bill S.
Thanks for another great BuzzCut! Hair is getting too short! Thanks for always supporting Dio!
~ Charles G.
Metalheads Say The Damnedest Things
“I’m certainly not looking to get back in that band when I’ve got Chickenfoot sitting in my lap and I’m scared to grab the reigns of that one. Van Halen would be twice the nightmare of the workload and the anxieties about getting along or being worried about being stabbed in the back again or something. I don’t want to put myself in that situation, that’s for sure.”
“Everybody’s saying, ‘Well, what would it take?’ For me, no money, man. I don’t need money. I would do that for the fans and give the money to food banks or something. I’m not sure anybody else would agree with me, but that would interest me enough to sit down across the table from everybody and work that one out.”
~ Sammy Hagar on a possible Van Halen reunion
Last Week’s Third Dee-Gree
SCORPIONS – “Loving You Sunday Morning”
WHITE LION – “Cry For Freedom”
W.A.S.P. – “L.O.V.E. Machine”
Answer: Scary Creatures