Tuesday, July 31, 2012

AUDIO: Lullably Renditions Of KISS preview




Rockabye Baby! — which transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies — will release "Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Kiss" on August 28.

“Rockabye Baby” was developed by Van Halen singer David Lee Roth’s sister Lisa Roth, in conjunction with CMH Records. The series includes collections made from the songs of artists like AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, and many others.

Find out more about Rockabye Baby! here.

Here’s the KISS album description:

"There will never be a better show opener than 'Detroit Rock City'. 'Beth' is the gold standard for power ballads. And 'Rock And Roll All Nite' is the quintessential rock 'n' roll national anthem. Given Rockabye's kid-tested, parent-approved lullaby treatment, these KISS Klassics are as alive as ever — just as thrilling when xylophones and bells replace Ace Frehley's Gibson Les Paul and Gene Simmons' demonic snarl. Except come bedtime, junior won't be able to keep partying into the 'nite;' these lullabies will have him counting a veritable KISS Army of sheep."

Audio preview samples of the full “Lullaby Renditions Of Kiss” album can be streamed at Amazon here.


"Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Kiss"
Release date: August 28

01. Shout It Out Loud
02. Rock and Roll All Nite
03. C'mon and Love Me
04. Calling Dr. Love
05. Deuce
06. Strutter
07. Love Gun
08. Detroit Rock City
09. I Was Made for Lovin' You
10. Sure Know Something
11. Hard Luck Woman
12. Beth


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VIDEO: KISS rock private set at Florida meet & greet
KISS: Ace Frehley working on second memoir
VIDEO: KISS perform private set at Raleigh meet & greet
VIDEO: KISS & Motley Crue donate $250,000 to Hiring Our Heroes
KISS announce concert dates in Mexico
VIDEO: KISS and Motley Crue kick off summer tour
Lullaby Renditions Of KISS due next month
KISS to play free private show for US troops and veterans
KISS: Destroyer Resurrected due next month
VIDEO: Multi-cam footage of KISS performing new single
KISS: Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video available in 11 more languages
VIDEO: KISS perform new single in London
VIDEO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video
AUDIO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah preview
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PHOTO: KISS – Paul Stanley 1974 action figure preview
VIDEO: Ace Frehley joins Pearl Jam guitarist for KISS classic

VIDEO: Duff McKagan’s Loaded – The Taking film trailer


A film project entitled “The Taking,” featuring Duff McKagan’s Loaded, is on its way.

Directed by Seattle filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlin, the series explores the lyrical content of Loaded’s studio album of the same title, which was released last year.

The project will be released in episodes, with a total of 10 vignettes/music videos telling a tale of totally bizarre adventures, imprisoned band members, and kids' size ice cream cones.

Among the people involved in the series are Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney from Alice In Chains, Lemmy from Motorhead and Gilby Clarke.

The series begins this fall, with distribution of the project to be announced.




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Velvet Revolver: Live DVD due next month
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Velvet Revolver drummer says album with Corey Taylor is ready to go
Velvet Revolver top the hennemusic Hot 10
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Motley Crue drummer talks Sex and new music


Motley Crue released “Sex,” their first new song in four years, just prior to the launch of their summer co-headlining tour with KISS a few weeks ago.

The track was written when the Crue were together during their residency in Las Vegas last February.

“We just cut that song to have a track out for the summer, for the tour,” drummer Tommy Lee tells Vevo.

Beyond the new single, Lee also talked about what’s next for the Crue.

“I think musically next for us is working on music for The Dirt, the movie or maybe another EP in the near future,” says the drummer. “I’m not really sure but right now we’ve got the KISS tour ahead of us and a new summer single and that’s kind of right now we’re focusing on, but I know the movie’s coming up shortly.”

“The Dirt” was the band’s 2001 best-selling autobiography that spent ten weeks in the top ten on The New York Times Best Seller list. The film adaptation of the book has spent years in the planning stages.


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VIDEO: KISS and Motley Crue kick off summer tour
VIDEO: Motley Crue debut new single in concert
AUDIO: Motley Crue – Sex
VIDEO: Vince Neil joins Slaughter for Motley Crue classic
Motley Crue top the hennemusic Hot 10
AUDIO: Motley Crue preview new single
Motley Crue drummer explains anti-photo Facebook rant
Motley Crue bassist talks new single and album plans
Motley Crue to debut new single next week
Motley Crue bassist to chat live with fans this Friday
Motley Crue top the hennemusic Hot 10
Motley Crue drummer posts open letter to fans
VIDEO: Motley Crue bassist throws out first pitch at L.A. Dodgers game
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Motley Crue sued by marketers

VIDEO: Metallica – best effects from new stage show


Metallica’s new stage show exploded all over Mexico City’s Sports Palace on Saturday during the opening date of a series of shows in the city.

“What an amazing first show with the new mind blowing stage,” Metallica posted in their Tour Journal. “During Puppetz, lighted crosses came up from the stage, Battery saw pyro and coffins, then we had Nothing. Enter Sandman was up next, and that's when shit really hit the fan! Loud bangs, random fireworks, falling towers, falling spot light guy, falling scaffolding, guy was caught on fire.... then a complete black out. After a few mins, some things were still working, so the crew brought up some work lights, amps and speakers, and the band played on with Die, Die My Darling. Seek was the final song of the night, with beach balls falling from the ceiling, and the infamous Metal Up You Ass toilet came down at the end of the show.”

The concert made headlines due to the stage effects, especially during the set-closer “Enter Sandman.”

Late in the song, a major series of explosions is triggered that appears to cause injuries to some of the band’s technicians, as one roadie runs across the stage completely engulfed in flames. James Hetfield shouts “stop, stop!” as the show comes to a screeching halt; after several minutes of confusion in the packed arena, the frontman yells “c’mon, let’s play” and the encore began.

"It's all part of the show," a spokesperson for Ocesa, the promoter of the concert, said about the onstage commotion.

The fire illusion is a recreation of a similar "accident" that was staged for Metallica’s 1998 concert video "Cunning Stunts," where a technician runs across the stage on fire.

Fans have compiled the best effects of the new Metallica stage show into a new video.


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VIDEO: Metallica rock Master Of Puppets at Orion Music fest
Metallica to begin work on new album this fall
Deep Purple tribute features Metallica, Iron Maiden
VIDEO: Metallica share Belgrade concert footage
VIDEO: Bob Seger loves Metallica’s cover of Turn The Page
Metallica guitarist to appear at Comic-Con
VIDEO: Metallica - Highlights from Austria’s Nova Rock Festival
Metallica to celebrate Kill ‘Em All anniversary with Vans
VIDEO: Metallica perform Creeping Death at Orion Music + More
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Metallica introduce limited edition Hetfield sunglasses
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KISS: Monster track listing revealed




This week, KISS unveiled the cover for their forthcoming album, “Monster.”

The artwork was unveiled piece-by-piece over the course of the past week, with fans using the group’s recently launched "Monster Hunt" Facebook app to find portions of the image at various web sites around the Internet.

Now, the band has revealed the song list for their 20th studio album, set for release October 16.

The 13-song effort kicks off with the lead single, "Hell Or Hallelujah," which is out now.

"Monster" is KISS’ first studio effort since 2009’s "Sonic Boom"; it was produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Nook in Studio City, California.

KISS are currently on a summer tour of North America with Motley Crue.


KISS
“Monster”
Release date: October 16


01. Hell Or Hallelujah
02. Wall Of Sound
03. Freak
04. Back To The Stone Age
05. Shout Mercy
06. Long Way Down
07. Eat Your Heart Out
08. The Devil Is Me
09. Outta This World
10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
11. Take Me Down Below
12. Last Chance
13. Right Here Right Now


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KISS reveal new album cover
VIDEO: KISS rock private set at Florida meet & greet
KISS: Ace Frehley working on second memoir
VIDEO: KISS perform private set at Raleigh meet & greet
VIDEO: KISS & Motley Crue donate $250,000 to Hiring Our Heroes
KISS announce concert dates in Mexico
VIDEO: KISS and Motley Crue kick off summer tour
Lullaby Renditions Of KISS due next month
KISS to play free private show for US troops and veterans
KISS: Destroyer Resurrected due next month
VIDEO: Multi-cam footage of KISS performing new single
KISS: Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video available in 11 more languages
VIDEO: KISS perform new single in London
VIDEO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video
AUDIO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah preview
KISS: New single due next week, album in October
KISS and Family Guy join forces
Ace Frehley announces summer tour dates
PHOTO: KISS – Paul Stanley 1974 action figure preview
VIDEO: Ace Frehley joins Pearl Jam guitarist for KISS classic

Anthrax drummer’s lawyer issues statement regarding arrest


Reports out of Indiana over the weekend were that Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife had been arrested for domestic battery in front of a child.

WBST reported arrest records indicated the pair were picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart, and both were released from jail on Saturday.

No further details were provided, but on Monday, William L. Hotopp - attorney for Charlie – issued the following statement:

“Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times during an altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close.

Mr. Benante and his six-year old daughter Mia had traveled to Elkart, IN to meet Mrs. Benante and her 17-year old son who was participating in a weekend baseball series. At some point, words were exchanged between Mr. Benante, Mrs. Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle. Mrs. Benante hit Mr. Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned around to leave with Mia, Mrs. Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of his head with a cell phone. Police were called, and both Mr. Benante and Mrs. Benante were detained for domestic battery in front of a child.

Mr. Benante is understandably distraught by this incident and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it.

Mr. Benante will appear in Elkhart County court this Friday, August 3, and we expect complete vindication.”


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VIDEO: In the studio with Lynyrd Skynyrd


Lynyrd Skynyrd return on August 21 with “Last Of A Dyin’ Breed,” the band’s first studio album in three years.

The new project reunites Skynyrd with producer Bob Marlette, and sees the debut of new bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes, Brand New Immortals, Train, Rock Star Supernova).

The Southern rock legends are giving fans a peek in the studio as they worked on the album at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

“We come to Nashville a lot because it’s like a second home to us,” explains guitarist Gary Rossington. “We’ve been coming here some much, and we have so many friends here.”






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New Lynyrd Skynyrd album due this summer
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Lynyrd Skynyrd namesake dies

Monday, July 30, 2012

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler loved and hated American Idol gig


A few weeks ago, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler announced his departure from American Idol following two seasons on the reality series.

“After some long......hard......thoughts…I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” said Tyler. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back - but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass - the ultimate in auditory takeover… On Nov 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars…’Idol’ was over the top fun, and I loved every minute of it…Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”

Back in the saddle full-time with the Boston band, Tyler now admits that Aerosmith's troubles were the principal reason he signed up with Idol in 2010.

"It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest," he tells Rolling Stone, calling the show "not my cup of tea." Regarding his two-season stint, for which he was reportedly paid $10 million a season, he now says, "I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life."

The downside, he says, was the workload and his supposed role as the new Simon Cowell. "It was just hard work: seven-hour days and then I went and did the [Aerosmith] album for eight hours after that," Tyler says.

Aerosmith are currently on their Global Warming tour with Cheap Trick.

Read more at Rolling Stone here.


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Aerosmith – Legendary Child
American Idol – Season 11 finale – May 23, 2012



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Aerosmith: Steven Tyler leaves American Idol
VIDEO: Aerosmith – Legendary Child
Aerosmith to release Legendary Child video on Tuesday
Aerosmith talk about new album
Aerosmith: Steven Tyler under doctor’s orders to refrain from performing
Aerosmith: New album pushed back to November
VIDEO: Aerosmith share backstage footage from tour launch
VIDEO: Aerosmith kick off Global Warming tour
VIDEO: Aerosmith bassist prepares for Global Warming tour
Aerosmith: Steven Tyler signs worldwide music publishing deal

Dio: The Singles Collection box set due next month




A new Ronnie James Dio box set is on the way.

“Dio: The Singles Collection” compiles a box of the band’s classic singles on Vertigo/Universal in replicas of the original release, along with a DVD featuring all of the corresponding promo videos,

The 14 CDs include 48 songs from 14 previous singles, while the DVD presents 12 music videos.

The package comes with a reprint of a UK tour poster and Dio family tree (subject to change), as well as 32-page complete discography of the Vertigo years.

“Dio: The Singles Collection” is due August 31st in Europe and September 3rd in Japan.


Dio
"The Singles Collection"


* Holy Diver
* Rainbow In The Dark
* The Last In Line
* We Rock
* Mystery (inc. UK tour poster)
* Rock N Roll Children
* Hungry For Heaven
* Dio Live
* King Of Rock N Roll
* I Could Have Been A Dreamer
* All The Fools Sailed Away
* Intermission
* The Dio EP (inc. DIO family tree)
* Jesus Mary And The Holy Ghost


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VIDEO: Anthrax covers Black Sabbath classic for Dio tribute
VIDEO: James Durbin pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Metallica to appear on Dio, Deep Purple tribute albums
VIDEO: Ryan Adams unplugs for Dio’s Holy Diver
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund hosts Awards Gala
Dio's '80s All-Star metal project to be reissued
Update: Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Gala
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund Gala announced
Ronnie James Dio compilation due next month
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund raises more than $450,000 for cancer research

VIDEO: Megadeth checks in from the Philippines


Megadeth continue their world tour in support of their latest release, “Thirteen.”

The band are currently in the Far East, where they played Manila in the Philippines on Sunday.

Bassist David Ellefson checks in from the road with footage from their Manila experience, including a behind-the-scenes look at Sunday’s show at the World Trade Center.

Megadeth wrap up their Far East tour in Singapore on August 7 before heading to South America to play a series of shows in September.




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VIDEO: Megadeth goes unplugged in Michigan
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Slash announces UK tour


Slash has announced a fall UK tour.

Out promoting his sophomore solo release, “Apocalyptic Love,” the guitarist will play a series of 5 dates across the UK beginning October 7 in Edinburgh.

Slash recently completed a full European tour, which included an appearance at this summer's Download Festival and a one-off show at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6.

Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday, August 3 at 9am (GMT).


Slash
2012 UK Tour


Oct 07 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
Oct 08 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
Oct 09 - Birmingham, UK - National Indoor Arena
Oct 11 - Brixton, UK - O2 Academy
Oct 15 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy


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VIDEO: Inside Slash’s rehearsal studio
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses - Duff McKagan joins Slash in Seattle
Slash announces fall North American tour
VIDEO: Slash - Amplitube App available
VIDEO: Slash 360 App available
VIDEO: Slash joined by Halestorm singer for Guns N’ Roses classic
Slash to receive star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame
VIDEO: Slash interviewed by Time magazine
VIDEO: Slash joins Ozzy Osbourne for Black Sabbath classics in Oslo
Guns N’ Roses banning Slash tshirts at UK concerts
VIDEO: Slash joins Ozzy Osbourne for Black Sabbath classics in Norway
VIDEO: Slash – Watch complete New York concert webcast
VIDEO: Slash joins Ozzy Osbourne for Black Sabbath classics in Norway
VIDEO: Slash goes acoustic on SiriusXM
VIDEO: Slash – New York concert webcast highlights
VIDEO: Slash discusses drugs, Guns N’ Roses on Piers Morgan Tonight

KISS reveal new album cover


KISS will release their 20th studio album, “Monster,” on October 16.

The band has revealed the cover for the project, which was unveiled piece-by-piece over the course of the past week. Using the group’s recently launched "Monster Hunt" Facebook app, the classic rockers have been exposing portions of the image at various web sites around the Internet so that fans could put it together themselves.

The full image can now be seen below.

"Monster" is KISS’ first studio effort since 2009’s "Sonic Boom"; it was produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, and The Nook in Studio City, California.

The album features collaborations among all four KISS members — including co-founders Stanley and Gene Simmons, and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer.

"There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album," says Simmons. "The best thing we did was to turn inwards to ourselves. Tommy and Eric have revitalized this band, with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We're going where no bands have gone before."

The album’s first single, "Hell Or Hallelujah" is out now.

KISS are currently playing shows across North America with Motley Crue.



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See also:

VIDEO: KISS rock private set at Florida meet & greet
KISS: Ace Frehley working on second memoir
VIDEO: KISS perform private set at Raleigh meet & greet
VIDEO: KISS & Motley Crue donate $250,000 to Hiring Our Heroes
KISS announce concert dates in Mexico
VIDEO: KISS and Motley Crue kick off summer tour
Lullaby Renditions Of KISS due next month
KISS to play free private show for US troops and veterans
KISS: Destroyer Resurrected due next month
VIDEO: Multi-cam footage of KISS performing new single
KISS: Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video available in 11 more languages
VIDEO: KISS perform new single in London
VIDEO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video
AUDIO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah preview
KISS: New single due next week, album in October
KISS and Family Guy join forces
Ace Frehley announces summer tour dates
PHOTO: KISS – Paul Stanley 1974 action figure preview
VIDEO: Ace Frehley joins Pearl Jam guitarist for KISS classic

VIDEO: Green Day – Let Yourself Go


Green Day release “¡Uno!,” the first album in their new trilogy, on September 25.

While the project’s first single, “Oh Love,” is out now (hear it here), the band has unveiled the premiere of another new song from the forthcoming release.

“Let Yourself Go” was captured live in concert on November 17, 2011 at the Red 7 in Austin, Texas.

As for the trilogy, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! will be released on November 13th, and January 15th 2013 respectively.

"The first record is getting the party started, the second record is the party happening and the depths of hell in the party, and the third one is trying to pick up the pieces, self-reflection and the hangover," said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.




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Green Day - Let Yourself Go
Red 7 – Austin, TX – November 17, 2011



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VIDEO: Green Day – Oh Love lyric video
Green Day to release documentaries with new album trilogy
VIDEO: Green Day preview final part of new album trilogy
VIDEO: Green Day preview second part of new album trilogy
Green Day forced to cancel secret show this week
VIDEO: Green Day preview new album
VIDEO: Slash, Ron Wood & more join Red Hot Chili Peppers for Rock Hall finale
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AUDIO: Green Day induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
Green Day announce new album trilogy
Green Day to induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
VIDEO: Green Day share more studio footage
VIDEO: Green Day discuss approach to new album
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VIDEO: Green Day’s first day in the studio
Green Day begin recording new album
VIDEO: Green Day post Anniversary message to Metallica
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

VIDEO: KISS rock private set at Florida meet & greet


KISS and Motley Crue kicked off their summer co-headlining tour of North America recently in Virginia.

With both bands putting on headlining sets - each with their own massive staging elements - it was only a few shows in to the trek that they realized the amount of set-up time needed to put on such a huge production.

At the tour’s third date, in Raleigh, NC, KISS changed their daily schedule to accommodate the staging issues by skipping soundcheck to allow the road crew sufficient time to prepare the event; instead, the band played a private set during the pre-show meet & greet – watch it here.

The reaction from the fans, crew and the band themselves was so positive that this experience has been made a permanent part of the Meet & Greet for the summer tour.

KISS will perform a "private" set each evening for fans instead of a soundcheck, and they did it again on Friday in West Palm Beach, Florida before their show at the Cruzan Amphitheatre.

KISS rocked a five-song set, including “Calling Dr. Love,” “Hard Luck Woman,” “Goin’ Blind,” “Hotter Than Hell” and “Nothin’ To Lose.”


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KISS – Calling Dr. Love / Hard Luck Woman
Meet & Greet
Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL – July 27, 2012



KISS – Goin’ Blind / Hotter Than Hell
Meet & Greet
Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL – July 27, 2012



KISS – Nothin’ To Lose
Meet & Greet
Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL – July 27, 2012



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KISS: Ace Frehley working on second memoir
VIDEO: KISS perform private set at Raleigh meet & greet
VIDEO: KISS & Motley Crue donate $250,000 to Hiring Our Heroes
KISS announce concert dates in Mexico
VIDEO: KISS and Motley Crue kick off summer tour
Lullaby Renditions Of KISS due next month
KISS to play free private show for US troops and veterans
KISS: Destroyer Resurrected due next month
VIDEO: Multi-cam footage of KISS performing new single
KISS: Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video available in 11 more languages
VIDEO: KISS perform new single in London
VIDEO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah lyric video
AUDIO: KISS – Hell Or Hallelujah preview
KISS: New single due next week, album in October
KISS and Family Guy join forces
Ace Frehley announces summer tour dates
PHOTO: KISS – Paul Stanley 1974 action figure preview
VIDEO: Ace Frehley joins Pearl Jam guitarist for KISS classic

VIDEO: Metallica explodes with new show in Mexico City


Metallica kicked off a series of concerts in Mexico City Saturday night with a new stage set and an explosive performance.

Opening night at the city’s Sports Palace lived up to the band’s pre-show hype, which billed the event as “a brand new show that features your favorite iconic elements spanning our entire 30 year touring career all on a massive stage that is twice the size of the World Magnetic set up... we think it's something that needs to be seen to believed!!!”

El Universal reports Metallica hit the stage amid a standing ovation as they opened with “Creeping Death.”

Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett ran from one end to another of the four edges of the stage, which covered a large section of the main floor.

Saturday’s show is making headlines due to an apparent incident during the set-closer, “Enter Sandman.”

Late in the song, a major series of explosions is triggered that appears to cause injuries to some of the band’s technicians, as one roadie runs across the stage completely engulfed in flames. Hetfield shouts “stop, stop!” as the show comes to a screeching halt; after several minutes of confusion in the packed arena, the frontman yells “c’mon, let’s play” and the encore begins.

"It's all part of the show," a spokesperson for Ocesa, the promoter of the concert, said about the onstage commotion.

The fire illusion is a recreation of a similar "accident" that was staged for Metallica’s 1998 concert video "Cunning Stunts," where a technician runs across the stage on fire.

“What an amazing first show with the new mind blowing stage,” Metallica posted in their Tour Journal. “During Puppetz, lighted crosses came up from the stage, Battery saw pyro and coffins, then we had Nothing. Enter Sandman was up next, and that's when shit really hit the fan! Loud bangs, random fireworks, falling towers, falling spot light guy, falling scaffolding, guy was caught on fire.... then a complete black out. After a few mins, some things were still working, so the crew brought up some work lights, amps and speakers, and the band played on with Die, Die My Darling. Seek was the final song of the night, with beach balls falling from the ceiling, and the infamous Metal Up You Ass toilet came down at the end of the show.”


Metallica
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012


01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Fuel
04. Ride The Lightning
05. One
06. Cyanide
07. The Memory Remains
08. Wherever I May Roam
09. Sad But True
10. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
11. ...And Justice For All
12. Fade To Black
13. Master Of Puppets
14. Battery
15. Nothing Else Matters
16. Enter Sandman

Encore:

17. Die, Die My Darling
18. Seek & Destroy


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Metallica – Creeping Death /For Whom The Bell Tolls
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012



Metallica – …And Justice For All
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012



Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012



Metallica – Enter Sandman / Die, Die My Darling
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012



Metallica – Enter Sandman (fire incident)
Sports Palace – Mexico City – July 28, 2012



Metallica – Enter Sandman
Cunning Stunts DVD



See also:

VIDEO: Metallica rock Master Of Puppets at Orion Music fest
Metallica to begin work on new album this fall
Deep Purple tribute features Metallica, Iron Maiden
VIDEO: Metallica share Belgrade concert footage
VIDEO: Bob Seger loves Metallica’s cover of Turn The Page
Metallica guitarist to appear at Comic-Con
VIDEO: Metallica - Highlights from Austria’s Nova Rock Festival
Metallica to celebrate Kill ‘Em All anniversary with Vans
VIDEO: Metallica perform Creeping Death at Orion Music + More
VIDEO: Metallica share Download Festival footage
Metallica introduce limited edition Hetfield sunglasses
VIDEO: Metallica – Orion Music + More Day 2 recap
VIDEO: Metallica share Denmark concert footage
VIDEO: Metallica – Orion Music + More Day 1 recap
VIDEO: Metallica drummer checks in from Orion Music + More
VIDEO: Metallica perform Escape for the first time ever
VIDEO: Metallica perform Ride The Lightning album for first time

Anthrax drummer arrested for domestic battery




A television station in South Bend, IN is reporting that Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife have been arrested for domestic battery in front of a child.

WBST reports arrest records indicate the pair was picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart, and both were released from jail on Saturday.

No further details have been made available at this time.

Anthrax are currently on the road as part of the Mayhem Festival as they continue to tour in support of their latest effort, “Worship Music.”


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See also:

VIDEO: Anthrax covers Black Sabbath classic for Dio tribute
VIDEO: Anthrax cover Black Sabbath classic
Win onstage access with Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead or Anthrax at Mayhem Fest
VIDEO: Anthrax – The Devil You Know
VIDEO: Anthrax singer tackled by security at L.A. show
Anthrax happy to be rid of Dan Nelson
Anthrax: Belladonna wasn’t band’s first choice
VIDEO: Anthrax rock Jimmy Fallon
VIDEO: Anthrax rock Heavy T.O. festival
VIDEO: Metallica, Big 4 rock Sonisphere UK
VIDEO: Metallica – Big 4 jam at Sonisphere UK
VIDEO: Metallica - pro-shot footage of Big 4 jam in Germany
VIDEO: Big 4 jam at Milan show
VIDEO: Big 4 - Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax jam at Sweden show

Van Halen top the hennemusic Hot 10


Van Halen top this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

New pro-shot video from the first “unplugged” performance by the rock legends, at Neil Young’s 1993’s Bridge School Benefit concert, has surfaced.

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.



hennemusic Hot 10
week ending July 29, 2012


01 – VIDEO: Van Halen unplugged 1993
02 – PHOTOS: Guns N’ Roses play wedding in France with Izzy Stradlin
03 – VIDEO: Dweezil Zappa rocks Van Halen classics
04 – VIDEO: Iron Maiden singer busts fan for texting during concert
05 – Aerosmith guitarist explains new album delay
06 – VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Inside Appetite For Destruction with Slash
07 – Deep Purple tribute features Metallica, Iron Maiden
08 – VIDEO: Motley Crue debut new single in concert
09 – Metallica to begin work on new album this fall
10 – KISS: Ace Frehley working on second memoir




See also:


Jul 22: Robert Plant
Jul 15: Motley Crue
Jul 08: Queen + Adam Lambert
Jul 01: Motley Crue
Jun 24: Guns N’ Roses
Jun 17: Rush
Jun 10: Tom Cruise
Jun 03: Van HalenMay 27: Guns N’ Roses
May 20: Guns N’ Roses
May 13: Van Halen
May 06: Van Halen

Saturday, July 28, 2012

VIDEO: James Durbin debuts new song in concert


James Durbin has spent the first half of the summer on the road touring, separately, with Buckcherry and Drowning Pool, as well as performing his own dates.

Durbin is out playing live music to support the release of his debut album, “Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster.”

Friday night, James played Ridgefest Reloaded in Chicago Ridge, IL on the second night of the four-day event, which also sees Bret Michaels headlining on Saturday.

At Ridgefest, Durbin debuted a new song in his set, “In The Name Of Love.” James performed the track as a solo, acoustic number while seated at center stage.

Durbin plays a few shows in the American southwest next month.

Special thanks to @metalladon for the heads up on the video.


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James Durbin – In The Name Of Love
Ridgefest Reloaded – Chicago Ridge, IL – July 27, 2012



See also:

James Durbin announces summer tour dates
VIDEO: James Durbin pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio
live @ hennemusic: James Durbin in concert from Los Angeles
VIDEO: James Durbin posts lyric video for Higher Than Heaven
VIDEO: James Durbin returns and rocks American Idol
James Durbin announces spring tour dates
VIDEO: James Durbin talks summer tour
Rocker James Durbin returning to American Idol
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Dio & Journey at Rock School benefit
James Durbin joins Be A STAR anti-bullying alliance
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Revolver
VIDEO: James Durbin interviewed in Milwaukee
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks 95.1 WIIL in Wisconsin
VIDEO: James Durbin – Stand Up
VIDEO: James Durbin sings Queensryche classic at his wedding
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Portland
live @ hennemusic: James Durbin in concert
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Conan
VIDEO: James Durbin – ‘Stand Up’ preview
James Durbin gets married on New Year’s Eve
Rock News Artist Of The Year #9: JAMES DURBIN
James Durbin: Rockline show now streaming
VIDEO: James Durbin interviewed at American Music Awards
Rolling Stones, James Durbin lead this week’s new releases
James Durbin: Debut album released, available for streaming
VIDEO: James Durbin – Love Me Bad
James Durbin previews Right Behind You
James Durbin adds In This Moment members to band
AUDIO: James Durbin previews Higher Than Heaven
VIDEO: James Durbin previews Love Me Bad video
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks FOX News
AUDIO: James Durbin – Love Me Bad
Judas Priest looking forward to James Durbin debut
James Durbin: How I discovered heavy metal
James Durbin: Debut album details released
VIDEO: Motley Crue guitarist in studio with James Durbin
James Durbin to appear on Rockline next month
AUDIO: New James Durbin single rocks NFL
Motley Crue guitarist recording with James Durbin
James Durbin signs record deal, album due this fall
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Guns N’ Roses, Muse on American Idol tour
VIDEO: James Durbin covers Skid Row
VIDEO: James Durbin rocks Journey classic with Steel Panther
Judas Priest: James Durbin is our hero
Judas Priest talk about American Idol experience with James Durbin
VIDEO: Judas Priest rock American Idol finale with James Durbin