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  • Illustrated History of Rush to be Released in May

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    As one of the most successful and influential bands of the last 40 years, Rush's music and lyrics have long been the subject of literary scrutity. Now, a new book takes a further look at why they have been so important.

    'Rush: The Illustrated History,' which will be released on May 15, chronologically details the band's rise from its beginnings in Toronto up the present day. The book also includes a complete discography, with album reviews and commentary by well-known music journalists and other musicians.

    Included in its 192 pages are hundreds of photographs and such memorabilia as picture sleeves, posters and ticket stubs. Chapter titles include 'Subdivisions, 1964-72,' 'Tide Pools & Hyperspace, 1977-80′ and 'Keyboards, Mullets & Fine Haberdashery, 1982-88.'

    The book was written by longtime Canadian heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff, author of the 'Ye Olde Metal' and the 'Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal' series, along with numerous other biographies on hard rock and metal artists.



  • Philip Anselmo First Solo Project Drops June 16th

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo record, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16th and will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.

    Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, with his band The Illegals – Marzi Montazeri/guitar, and drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzales, Walk Through Exits Only is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo. The album’s eight songs are as unstrained as it gets, from Battalion of Zero to Usurper’s Bastard Rant, to the album’s title track that goes against the grain and right through the exits. Brash, brutal guitars cut through punishing percussion as Anselmo screams with uncompromising ferocity and uncontainable fire.

    Anselmo and the Illegals will support the new record with a major North American tour planned for this summer. Anselmo, who is up for Best Vocalist at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods awards, will make a special appearance at that event.

    On Walk Through Exits Only and over his entire career, Anselmo hasn’t just paved his own path, he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands.



  • That Metal Show Season 12 Guest Line Up Announced

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    That Metal Show has announced it's line up for season 12 which starts taping the its new episodes on April 27th in Los Angeles, California.

    The guests this season will be:

    Jake E Lee / Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
    Rex Brown (Pantera) / Sebastian Bach
    Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) & Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders) / Neil Fallon (Clutch)
    Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult) / Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe (Kix)
    Jason Newsted / Lemmy (Motorhead)
    Scott Rockenfield & Todd LaTorre (Queensryche) / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
    Tom Keifer (Cinderella) / Rob Zombie & John 5
    Joe Satriani / Corey Taylor & Jim Root (Slipknot / Stone Sour)

    Guest musicians will be Carmine Appice, Vinnie Appice, Jake E Lee, Richie Kotzen (2 shows each)

    As usual guests are subject to change.

    That Metal Show season 12 episodes will premiere on June 1st at 11PM ET on VH1 Classic. Check your local listings.


  • Trailer and Set List for Guns N' Roses 3D Concert Film

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Guns N’ Roses has released an official trailer for their Appetite For Democracy 3D concert film:

    The show was filmed at on November 21st, 2012 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the band’s Las Vegas residency, Appetite For Democracy.

    The setlist for the show:

    1. Chinese Democracy
    2. Welcome To The Jungle
    3. It’s So Easy
    4. Mr. Brownstone
    5. Estranged
    6. Rocket Queen
    7. Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (Blacklight Jesus Of Transylvania)
    8. Live And Let Die (Wings cover with Happy Thanksgiving)
    9. This I Love
    10. Better
    11. Motivation (Tommy Stinson song) (Tommy Stinson on lead vocals with band introductions)
    12. Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (No Quarter by Led Zeppelin)
    13. Catcher In The Rye
    14. Street Of Dreams
    15. You Could Be Mine
    16. DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (Ballad Of Death)
    17. Sweet Child O’ Mine
    18. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd Cover with Axl on piano)
    19. November Rain
    20. Objectify (Bumblefoot cover) (Bumblefoot on vocals)
    21. Don’t Cry
    22. Civil War
    23. Jam
    24. The Seeker (The Who cover)
    25. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
    26. Jam
    27. Nightrain


    28. Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Neil Young cover)
    29. Used To Love Her
    30. Jam
    31. Patience
    32. Jam
    33. Paradise City

  • First Video From Rob Zombie's Forthcoming Record

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Rob Zombie has released the official video for the song Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown from his forthcoming record, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which will be released on on April 23rd.

    Check it out:

    Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor track listing:

    1. Teenage Nosferatu Pu***
    2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
    3. Revelation Revolution
    4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
    5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
    6. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
    7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
    8. White Trash Freaks
    9. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
    10. Lucifer Rising
    11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
    12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin


  • Black Sabbath to Focus on Classics for Upcoming Tour

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Black Sabbath will concentrate on the 1970's era in their upcoming world tour, bassist Geezer Butler has revealed.

    He also recalled the band’s early days, when he couldn’t afford a bass, their rise to success, and how technology affected their attitude.

    The metal giants will release new record 13 – their first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 – on June 11th, and will tour the UK in December.

    In a recent interview Butler states, “Since all our albums date back to the 1970's, that is the decade we will be dealing with. We always have to play the staples, such as Iron Man, Paranoid, Black Sabbath, War Pigs, Children Of The Grave, but it’s good to include more obscure stuff.”

    Thinking back to their first studio experiences, he recalls, “The first and second albums were recorded on two four-track machines, the first album in two days, the second in five days. It was basically like doing a live gig in the studio.

    As technology advanced, it was almost a curse to have so many tracks to record on; we lost focus of what the band was supposed to be about. It was great for experimenting, but we wasted a lot of time – and money – just pi**ing about in the studio on the later albums.”

    That followed Butler’s early struggle to buy an instrument, after Cream inspired him to focus on bass. “I’d never seen anyone play bass like Jack Bruce before,” he says. “Everyone would be staring at Clapton while I’d be staring at Jack.

    The main obstacle was I couldn’t afford a bass. I had a Fender Telecaster guitar at the time. I was paying it off at 50 pence a week over four years, so I couldn’t sell it until it was paid for. When I got together with Sabbath, I tuned the guitar strings down to simulate a bass.

    On our first gig I borrowed a friend’s Hofner bass. It only had three strings – and that gig was the first time I’d ever played a bass. I swapped my Telecaster for a Fender Precision bass, and that was that.”

    While Sabbath will mainly live in the past when it comes to setlists, Butler says they’ll also squeeze in a couple of tracks from the new album and he reflects on how recording 13 was a completely different experience from those that took place 40 years ago.

    “These days it’s great – you can have the equivalent of a major studio on your laptop, so you can save a lot of time and heartache by recording your ideas at home and then playing them to whoever you are working with, to get instant feedback. There is nothing to replace jamming live together, but it is great to have a reference point, to give direction.”

    The bassist admits writing the album was a challenge, “You have to feel extremely comfortable with each other to write and record. We have seen each other almost every day for the last two years – but we persisted, and we have done the almost impossible.”

  • Iron Maiden to Play Seven U.S Shows in September

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Iron Maiden will make a brief return to the USA this September, playing seven specially selected shows en route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock In Rio Festival, Brazil, on September 22nd, their show there having recently sold out to 70,000 fans in just a couple of hours.

    These will begin with a first-ever visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, for the opening show on September 3rd at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion followed by taking metal back to country music capital Nashville, Tennessee where Maiden haven’t played in over twenty years, at the Bridgestone Arena on September 5th. There will also be shows in Kansas City, Missouri, Sprint Center on September 7th, St. Louis, Missouri, Verizon Wireless on September 8th and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 12th, all of which the band last visited way back in 2000 on the Brave New World tour. Plus a return to Austin, Texas for a show at the 360 Amphitheater on September 10th, the first time the band have played in that city since the original Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son tour twenty-five years ago!

    Very special guests on all these dates will be Megadeth.

    Before they finally head south towards Brazil, Maiden will also headline a very special event at the San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California. The Battle Of San Bernardino will take place on Friday, September 13th. Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton will join tour special guests Megadeth for this performance only, making for a big, loud and exciting day out for metal fans in Southern California.

    Iron Maiden/Megadeth September tour dates:

    3 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
    5 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    7 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
    8 – St Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    10 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
    12 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
    Sep. 13 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre

    Tickets for the Las Vegas and San Bernardino shows go on sale on April 12th. Tickets for Raleigh, Nashville, St Louis and Austin go on sale on April 13th. Tickets for Kansas City go on sale on May 17th.


  • Aerosmith Cancel Stadium Show To Join Van Halen at Stone Music Festival

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    With just over two weeks to go until the first ever Stone Music Festival lands at ANZ Stadium with Van Halen’s only Australian performances (featuring full, greatest hits set), Stone Music Festival has announced that Aerosmith will be joining the line-up on Saturday, April 20th

    Instead of performing their own show at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on Sunday, April 28, Aerosmith will now perform alongside Van Halen, at the same venue, on Saturday, April 20.

    In its first year, Stone Music Festival will be held in Sydney on April 20 and 21.

    Saturday, April 20th Lineup: As well as Van Halen and Aerosmith, the festival will include Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Noiseworks, Buckcherry, Kings of Chaos, The SUperjesus, Richie Ramone, Ian Moss, Choirboys, The Art, My So Called Life, and Atlantis Awaits.

    Sunday, April 21st Lineup: Billy Joel will headline with Icehouse, Lifehouse, Diesel, Mark Seymour, Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll, Illumination Road, Dallas Frasca, Mark Moroney and Stone Parade.

    With the line-up on both days now set in Stone (pardon the pun), revised set times have now been finalised and are available at


  • Record Details & New Single from Geoff Tate's Queensryche

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Geoff Tate’s version of Queenryche has a new single called Cold from their forthcoming record entitled Frequency Unknown, due for release on April 23.

    Here it is:

    Frequency Unknown track listing:

    1. When Lightning Strikes
    2. Running Backwards
    3. Fallen
    4. Life Without You
    5. In The Hands Of God
    6. Cold
    7. The Weight Of The World
    8. Slave
    9. Dare
    10. Everything

    Bonus tracks: (2013 versions)

    11. Silent Lucidity
    12. Empire
    13. Jet City Woman
    14. I Don t Believe In Love

  • Buckcherry Add Headling Tour Dates and Festival Appearances

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Buckcherry have added tour dates in support of their recently-released Confessions record. After wrapping up the second leg of Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul tour this Saturday, they will head overseas for shows in Australia and Japan.

    The L.A. rock band–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–returns to the U.S. for an April 28th performance at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville festival, followed by U.S. headlining dates and festival appearances through July. Buckcherry will play U.S. rock festivals including: Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rock On The River and Rock U.S.A. Festival, among others.

    Buckcherry’s current tour itinerary is as follows:

    With Kid Rock and Hellbound Glory:


    5 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
    6 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center

    Solo Shows & Festivals:

    18 Melbourne, AUS Billboard
    19 Sydney, AUS The Standard
    20 Sydney, AUS Stone Music Festival
    24 Osaka, Japan Akaso
    25 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
    26 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
    28 Jacksonville, FL Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville
    30 Destin, FL Club L.A.


    3 Virginia Beach, VA Lunatic Lua
    5 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion
    11 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
    16 Detroit, MI Hard Rock Cafe
    18 Philadelphia, PA MMRBQ at Susquehanna Bank Center
    22 Point Pleasant, NJ Jenks
    23 New York, NY Irving Plaza
    25 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
    26 Loves Park, IL Rockford Speedway (WXRX Radio Show)
    29 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
    31 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom


    13 Prairie du Chien, WI Rock On The River
    16 Rhinelander, WI Elbo Room Lounge
    17 Oshkosh, WI Rock U.S.A. Festival (Ford Festival Park)

  • Motley Crue Return for 12-Show Vegas Run

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Motley Crue will be returning to Las Vegas for a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel’s The Joint. The exclusive twelve-show engagement runs from September 18th through Rocktober 6th. Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, April 5th, at 10 AM.

    The fall shows will feature an all-new production, designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live.

    “We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can’t wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen Mötley Crüe do before,” said bassist Nikki Sixx.

    “The guys had such a wild and successful run the first time around, I’m sure they will want to do everything bigger and better this time. We are extremely excited to see what the band brings to The Joint and Vegas during their second residency,” said Paul Davis, Vice President of Entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

    Tickets prices start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10 AM at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

    Mötley Crüe residency dates:

    Wednesday, September 18th
    Friday, September 20th
    Saturday, September 21st
    Sunday, September 22nd
    Wednesday, September 25th
    Friday, September 27th
    Saturday, September 28th
    Sunday, September 29th
    Wednesday, Rocktober 2nd
    Friday, Rocktober 4th
    Saturday, Rocktober 5th
    Sunday, Rocktober 6th