Friday, August 31, 2012

VIDEO: Steel Panther post second clip from new live DVD


Steel Panther have offered up the second full-song preview of their forthcoming live DVD, “The British Invasion.”

Fans can now watch Panther’s performance of “Asian Hooker.”

The band was captured in concert in London, England in 2010 for the set, which was directed by Daniel E. Catullo III, who has previously worked with artists like Rush, Chickenfoot, Godsmack and Alter Bridge.

"The British Invasion" will be issued on September 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and the rest of the world on October 22.


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"The British Invasion"


01. Eyes Of A Panther
02. Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'
03. Fat Girl
04. Hair Solo
05. Party All Day
06. Hell's On Fire
07. Stripper Girl
08. Guitar Solo
09. Asian Hooker
10. Turn Out The Lights
11. Girl From Oklahoma
12. We Want Pussy
13. Community Property
14. The Shocker
15. Death To All But Metal




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Eddie Van Halen thanks fans for support following recent surgery


Guitar icon Eddie Van Halen is thanking fans for their support following news of his recent surgery as a result of a digestive disorder known as Diverticulitis.

“Thank you for all of your cool comments!,” posted Eddie on Friday. “Hanging out, taking it easy and following the doctors orders.”

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Eddie is recovering following emergency surgery.

Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis,” the band posted on Wednesday. “No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months. Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.”

The guitarist’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour in June, caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of a series of concert dates across North America this summer.


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VIDEO: Motley Crue bassist uses homophobic slur on stage


Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is making headlines for a recent onstage rant.

The Crue have been touring across North America this summer as the opening act for KISS.

RadarOnline reports Sixx used the homophobic f word slur towards John Mayer and his fans during a concert in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month.

While trying to get the crowd pumped up during his band’s set, Sixx took to the mic, saying, "Someone said to me, 'F**k, it's gonna be hot [during tonight's show]. It's gonna be too f**king hot. I said, 'F**k you, mother**ker. Those are Motley Crue fans and KISS f**king fans. They don't give a f**k! They don't give a f**k! This isn't a goddamn John Mayer f**king f****t concert, now is it? Is this a f**king Madonna concert, mother**kers? Is it Motley Crue and KISS? Hell yeah!"

The KISS/Crue tour runs to September 23 in Hartford, CT.


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PHOTO: David Lee Roth sends Eddie Van Halen get well wishes from Japan



Following news of Eddie Van Halen’s surgery as a result of a digestive disorder known as Diverticulitis, lead singer David Lee Roth has sent his guitarist some ‘get well’ wishes from Japan.

Fan website VHND has posted a photo of Roth and friends (above), with the message: “Love and support from all of us in Japan. Get well soon. Love, Dave.”

Roth has been in Japan for some time doing sword training with a Shungendo monk, Sueyoshi Akeshi. The singer has a lifelong history of martial arts training, which he says he began at the age of 12.

As for Eddie, he is resting at home in Los Angeles and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

The guitarist’s health issue, which flared up following the end of the first leg of the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour in June, caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of a series of concert dates across North America this summer.

Van Halen's November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled to sometime in 2013.


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Eddie Van Halen surgery update


This week, Van Halen revealed that Eddie Van Halen is recovering following emergency surgery.

Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis,” the band posted on Wednesday. “No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months. Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.”

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

CNN – via KDSK – first reported Wednesday that, according to a rep for the group, the guitarist initially developed the condition while on the road for the band’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour.

When the group came off the road at the end of June, the guitarist had a serious flare-up of the condition.

Eddie spent three weeks in the hospital after surgery to remove the infected intestine, which resulted in another infection when he popped a few stitches.

The Japanese tour represents the second time this year that Van Halen have scheduled concert dates and postponed them as part of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” trek; in May, the group announced a full set of summer shows across North America that were later cancelled altogether.


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Rush - First chapter of Clockwork Angels: The Novel available online




“Clockwork Angels: The Novel” – the companion piece to Rush’s latest album, Clockwork Angels,” will be published September 1.

Colorado-based sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson teamed up with Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart to create a novelization of the story behind the project.

"Most of you are aware of my long-standing friendship with Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist from the legendary rock band Rush, as well as how much Rush has influenced my work,” said Anderson a few months ago. “My first novel, 'Resurrection, Inc.', was closely inspired by the Rush album 'Grace Under Pressure', and I can point to dozens of other novels and stories that bear a clear Rush influence.

"For more than twenty years, Neil and I have wanted to collaborate on something MAJOR, a way we could tie together our imaginations, and at last that's happening.”

"I'm writing the novelization of Rush's forthcoming album, 'Clockwork Angels', their first new CD in five years. Imagine if someone had written the novel of 'The Wall', 'Tommy', or 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' when those classic albums were released. For Rush fans, 'Clockwork Angels' is that project.”


Fans can now preview the first chapter of “Clockwork Angels; The Novel” at Rolling Stone here.

Rush will introduce “Clockwork Angels” to fans when they kick off their North American Tour in Manchester, NH. on September 7.


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VIDEO: Rush – The Wreckers lyric video


Rush have released a lyric video for “The Wreckers,” the new single from their latest album “Clockwork Angels.”

The Canadian rockers are currently gearing up to kick off their North American tour, which begins September 7 in Manchester, NH.

The project’s companion piece, “Clockwork Angels: The Novel,” by Colorado-based sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson and Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart, had its world premiere book launch in Toronto on August 23.

Anderson was on hand for a signing session, which also included a talk and Q&A session with fans.

The US launch happens at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, August 31.


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Thursday, August 30, 2012

VIDEO: Metallica rock The Memory Remains in Edmonton


Following an 8-night run of shows in Mexico City, Metallica wound down its summer 2012 series of concerts with a few Canadian concert dates, including an August 17 stop in Edmonton, Alberta.

The band brought along its extensive, career-spanning stage from the Mexico City trip, which featured a variety of props and effects used over the past 30 years.

Metallica are sharing footage from the Edmonton stop, including video of the pre-show meet and greet, the tuning room and “The Memory Remains” from the concert.


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The Rolling Stones announce Crossfire Hurricane film


“Crossfire Hurricane,” a new documentary about the history of The Rolling Stones, will debut fall as the band marks its 50th Anniversary.

Directed by Brett Morgen, the film provides a new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60’s to rock royalty - from their first show at London’s Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.

With never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone. The documentary promises to place the viewer right on the frontline of the band’s most legendary escapades.

Taking its title from a lyric in “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Crossfire Hurricane” gives the audience an intimate insight, for the first time, into exactly what it’s like to be part of the Rolling Stones, as they overcame denunciation, drugs, dissensions and death to become the definitive survivors.

It’s being billed as the backstage pass to outdo them all.

Asked in a formative interview in the film what it is that sets them apart from other groups, frontman Mick Jagger says, “A chemical reaction seems to have happened.”

“You can’t really stop the Rolling Stones,” adds Keith Richards. “You know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way.”

“Crossfire Hurricane” will premiere in UK theatres in October, followed by its US debut via HBO on November 15; it will also be broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.


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VIDEO: Whitesnake launch Whitesnake TV


Whitesnake have launched their own online TV channel, WSTV.

“I want my...I want my...I want my Snake TV!!!!” wrote singer David Coverdale in announcing the channel on the band’s website – with a nod to the opening of “Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits.

The premiere episode on the new channel features Coverdale in an extended interview with his granddaughter Georgina.

“She’s going to ask me questions now for an interview for her school,” David explains. “We thought it would be fun to film it so you can share in it, as well.”

In the session, David talks about his life and career as the founder of Whitesnake.

Last month, Coverdale checked in with an update on the band’s schedule.

"We are busily mixing and editing a live album and a separate in-concert DVD from the 'Forevermore' world tour, plus mixing an special expanded editions of 'Into The Light' and 'Restless Heart',” said the singer. “Plus archiving so much audio and visual material and content from so many years. But [we're] definitely not [working on] a whole new studio album at this time. Quite simply we wouldn't have time to write and record a new studio album. It was never on our agenda for 2012."




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Triumph featured on In The Studio


Triumph released “Live At Sweden Rock Festival” this week. After 20 years apart, the new CD/DVD package captures the long-awaited Triumph reunion, which took place on June 7, 2008.

Rock radio series In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands heads north to Canada this week for the “Best of” Triumph as part of its Medium Rare series.

Triumph members Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore sit down with host Redbeard for an honest, heartwarming and hysterically funny interview about how this three-piece Toronto outfit made it in North America, first as an upstart live act and then
as platinum selling recording artists.

After years of playing in bands with multitudes of members, Triumph intentionally designed themselves as a trio.

“The idea was really practical that we only wanted three musicians,” says Moore. “We thought,’ there’s never going to be a tie vote’. (Laughs) That sounds crazy but that was part of it. The whole idea about what we wanted to do musically, we were looking at bands like ZZ Top, Cream, Zeppelin…generally dealing with no rhythm guitar and no keyboards. That was part of the philosophy of what we wanted to do musically. We knew the limitations. I use to always say,’ In a three piece band there is no place to hide’.”

The full Triumph ‘Best of’ program is available to stream online in three parts:

Triumph - Part 1

Triumph - Part 2

Triumph - Part 3


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Iron Maiden singer competes in annual Grasmere Sports Race


Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson took the band’s 1982 track, “Run To The Hills,” literally last weekend when he competed in the annual Grasmere Sport’s Guides Race in England.

The Westmorland Gazette reports Dickinson and Maiden guitarist Dave Murray were in the northern UK town for the wedding of band manager Andy Taylor’s daughter Louise.

While there, Dickinson suited up for the Sports Race on Sunday, which he completed in 26 minutes and 21 seconds, landing him 161st out of 181 runners.

The Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars.

Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.


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New Led Zeppelin book due in November




Earlier this week, a Led Zeppelin book by British music writer Barney Hoskyns was announced for release next week.

"Trampled Under Foot: The Power And Excess Of Led Zeppelin," by Hoskyns, will be published September 6 – read more about it here.

Now, a second Zeppelin effort by Hoskyns has been announced for November.

"Led Zeppelin: The Oral History Of The World's Greatest Rock Band" is set to be published November 6.

The 576-page hardcover is based on more than 200 interviews with everyone from Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones to road manager Richard Cole, their late manager Peter Grant, and many others central to the Zeppelin story.

With Plant on lead vocals and Page on guitar, Led Zeppelin is considered one of the most iconic, legendary, and influential rock bands in musical history. Tales of their indulgence in sex, drugs, and excess have swirled for decades.

In this definitive oral history of the band, Hoskyns reveals the truth about Led Zeppelin, paring away the myths and describing what life was really like for four young men on top of the world, enjoying fame on a scale that not even The Beatles experienced as a touring live act.

Through fresh new interviews with the surviving band members, close friends, their tour manager, and scores of other fascinating characters, Hoskyns provides deep insights into the personalities of the band members and chronicles the group's dramatic rise, fall, and legacy.

Other notes:

* Features striking photos of the band both on and offstage, many published here for the first time

* Takes a fresh look at Zeppelin's music, cultural significance, and legend, as well as the highs and lows of the sex, drugs, and rock and roll lifestyle on the road

* Analyzes the way the band wrote, arranged, and recorded, from how they created the sound and dynamics on "Dazed And Confused" and "Whole Lotta Love" to the group's folk-suffused acoustic side embodied in songs like "Friends" and "That's The Way"


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RUMOR: Rolling Stones to play live in November


While the Rolling Stones tease that a big announcement in on the way, Billboard is reporting a rumor that the band will play a series of concerts this fall.

A source tells the music industry magazine that the Stones will play four dates in November - two at London's O2 Arena and two at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The source claims the Stones will be paid $25 million for the four shows, which will be co-promoted by Richard Branson and Australian promoter Paul Dainty.

Read more at Billboard here.

In the meantime, the Stones have posted a teaser on their Facebook page, saying that “On Ruby Tuesday 4th September, some news is coming.”

If the series of fall dates is announced, it would sync up with comments made earlier this year by Mick Jagger, who said the Stones would be playing “in the autumn.”

The concerts would mark the first shows of the band’s 50th Anniversary tour.


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VIDEO: Keith Richards posts message to fans
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Former Megadeth bassist to compete on The Amazing Race




Veteran rock bassist James Lomenzo is set to compete in the new season of "The Amazing Race."

Lomenzo, 53 (pictured above on the left), will compete with teammate Mark "Abba" Abbattista, 45, a friend and entertainment lawyer (pictured above on the right).

Lomenzo has recorded and/or toured as a member of several high-profile acts, including White Lion, Slash’s Snakepit, David Lee Roth, Black Label Society and Megadeth.

On Wednesday, CBS announced the 11 teams that will make up the cast for Season 21 of the reality series; read up on James and Mark here.

"The Amazing Race" is an eight-time Emmy Award-winning reality series hosted by Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan, which pits 11 teams, each comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world for approximately 25 days. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

There’s a new twist this fall regarding the prize money: while it remains at $1 million, if the team which wins the first leg end up as victors of the entire competition, they will double the prize and receive $2 million.

Season 21 of The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. EST


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Eddie Van Halen undergoes emergency surgery


Eddie Van Halen is recovering following emergency surgery.

The band posted the following statement Wednesday evening:

"Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months.

Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013."

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

The Japanese tour represents the second time this year that Van Halen have scheduled concert dates and postponed them as part of their “A Different Kind Of Truth” trek; in May, the group announced a full set of summer shows across North America that were later cancelled altogether.


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Heart’s Ann & Nancy Wilson to publish autobiography next month



Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson will publish their autobiography, “Kicking And Dreaming,” on September 18.

The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way to their forthcoming 2012 album, “Fanatic,” Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit.

With the help of bestselling music biographer Charles R. Cross, the Wilsons recount a journey that has taken them from a gypsy-like life as the children of a globe-trotting Marine to the frozen back roads of Vancouver, BC, where they got their start as a band, to the pinnacle of success—and sometimes excess.

Readers will learn the truth about the relationship that inspired ‘Magic Man’ and ‘Crazy On You’, the turmoil of inter-band romances gone awry, the reality of life on the road as single women and then as mothers of small children, and the thrill of performing with, and in some cases partying with, the likes of the Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Def Leppard and other rock legends.

It has not always been an easy path. Ann struggled with and triumphed over a childhood stutter, body image, and alcoholism; Nancy suffered the pain and disappointment of fertility issues and a failed marriage but ultimately found love again and happiness as a mom. Through it all, the sisters drew from the strength of a family bond that trumps everything else, as told in this intimate, honest, and uniquely female take on the rock and roll life.


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