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  • 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of KISS Classic "Destroyer" Due Late February

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Seems hard to believe, but the 35th anniversary deluxe edition of the KISS Epic “Destroyer” will be released as a two-CD set on February 27th in Europe and 28th in North America. 

    The record was remixed late 2011 by original producer Bob Ezrin and will feature long sought after outtakes and the original cover art.

    Originally released on March 15, 1976, “Destroyer” was the band’s fourth studio record and includes Kiss classic's "Detroit Rock City" (originally a B-side), "Shout it out Loud" as well as the group's first ballad "Beth".

     

  • Alter Bridge Live at Wembley DVD Preview

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Alter Bridge have released the trailer for their forthcoming new DVD, Alter Bridge: Live At Wembley.”

    The package features one of the biggest headline shows of the band’s career, captured live in concert at the famed London venue in late 2011.

    The Wembley gig was part of the band’s tour in support of ABIII.”

    The set will be released in a 2D version, complete with a live CD, in late March; fans will get a preview of it when it airs on TV, all over the world, in February. A 3D version will be released in the summer of 2012.

    The November 29, 2011 show was filmed by longtime Alter Bridge director Daniel E Catullo III (Live From Amsterdam, One By One, Isolation, Webisodes, etc).

    Here’s Alter Bridge’s Wembley Arena setlist:

    01. Slip To The Void
    02. Find The Real
    03. Ghost Of Days Gone By
    04. Before Tomorrow Comes
    05. Come To Life
    06. All Hope Is Gone
    07. White Knuckles
    08. Brand New Start
    09. Metalingus
    10. Broken Wings
    11. I Know It Hurts
    12. One Day Remains
    13. Coeur D'Alene
    14. Buried Alive
    15. Blackbird
    16. Wonderful Life (Acoustic Version)
    17. Watch Over You (Acoustic Version)
    18. Ties That Bind
    19. Isolation

    Encore:

    20. Open Your Eyes
    21. Dueling Guitar Solos - Mark and Myles
    22. Rise Today

  • Sixx: A.M. Begin Work on New Record

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Sixx: A.M. — the band consisting of Nikki Sixx (also of Motley Crue), DJ Ashba (also of Guns n' Roses) and James Michael has begun writing material for its third record. According to Sixx, the album will probably be a 2013 release considering the body of work the band is setting as a goal.

    "7", the latest EP from SIXX: A.M., came out last month. The effort contains acoustic versions of songs from the band's first two records 2007's "The Heroin Diaries" soundtrack and 2011's "This Is Gonna Hurt".

    The band plans on doing a proper video for its next single "Skin" in the near future. Skin" comes off Sixx: A.M.'s sophomore effort, "This Is Gonna Hurt", the 11-track album is a companion piece to Sixx's "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx" book, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, "The Heroin Diaries".

     

  • Track listing for new Van Halen record...

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    The track listing for Van Halen's new studio record "A Different Kind Of Truth" due to be released on February 7th, has been revealed.

    1. Tattoo
    2. She’s The Woman
    3. You and Your Blues
    4. China Town
    5. Blood and Fire
    6. Bullethead
    7. As Is
    8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
    9. The Trouble With Never
    10. Outta Space
    11. Stay Frosty
    12. Big River
    13. Beats Workin’

    The Deluxe Edition CD will feature a bonus DVD featuring four brand new acoustic performance videos titled "The Downtown Sessions".

     Don't miss Van Halen @ The Palace on February 20th!

  • Metal Classic Holy Diver Remastered and Reissued Later this Month...

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    One of the most ground breaking metal records of all time is being reissued - Dio's 'Holy Diver,' originally released in 1983, will be available on January 31st.

    The never version will feature all nine original songs and a "two-page spread of the photo-montage LP liner, with images from both RJD's Rainbow and Black Sabbath days, which was included on the original release."

    The record is considered by many to be the band's best work and now fans will get to hear it straight from the original 1983 studio tapes.

    IGN Entertainment listed 'Holy Diver' at No. 8 on its list of Top 25 Metal Albums. The record was made soon after singer Ronnie James Dio left Black Sabbath in 1982.  Over the next ten years it would go on to achive platinum (1,000,000) certification in the U.S and Sliver (500,000) certification in Britain.

  • Metallica working on a 3D movie...

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    It's official, not only are Metallica in the early stages of recording a new record with producer Rick Rubin due later this year, they also have a 3D movie featuring the band on the horizon, with a release planned for next year.

    The 3D project in the very early stages of production with plans on being in theaters sometime in 2013.

    Metallica will be self-financing the feature and have already recruited producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey 2: the Mysterious Island).

     

     

  • Alice in Chains set to Release New Record this Year...

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    After a solid comeback record in 2009 with ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ Alice in Chains are set to deliver a new studio record this year. 

    New frontman William DuVall will again handle the lead vocals, as he did on ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ which marked his debut as Alice in Chains’ frontman. The upcoming record will be the band’s second without late front man Layne Staley, as 2012 will mark the 10-year anniversary of his tragic death.

    ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ was Alice in Chains fourth studio album and their first since the band’s 1996 self-titled album. The band will once again collaborate with producer, mixer and engineer Nick Raskulinecz.

    With new releases expected from Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, 2012 is beginning to look a lot like 1992 for fans of the Seattle grunge scene.

  • Anthrax will Embark on Second Leg of Tour with Testament and Death Angel

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Having made one of 2011's most impressive rock'n'roll comebacks which included the release of the band's long-awaited new record Worship Music, Anthrax will keep the proverbial pedal to the metal in 2012. The band launches the New Year with the release of a second single from Worship Music, "I'm Alive", and plans to tour extensively beginning January 22nd with round two of a U.S. co-headline tour with fellow thrash titans, Testament (see dates are below).

    2011 also saw Anthrax play two Big Four shows in the U.S. with fellow thrash/speed metal giants Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, the second taking place at New York's Yankee Stadium, making it an emotional hometown show for the New York born-and-bred members of Anthrax.

    Last fall, immediately following The Big Four show at Yankee Stadium
    and in support of Worship Music, Anthrax played to sold out crowds from
    Philadelphia to Los Angeles, entertaining fans with brand-new songs and
    favorites from throughout the band's 30 year history.

    Anthrax will head back out on the road in late January for Leg Two of its U.S. tour with Testament and Death Angel. Worship Music, the band's first new album in eight years, and first with "classic era" vocalist Joey Belladonna in two decades.

    Leg Two of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel U.S. tour dates are as follows:

    January:

    22 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
    23 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
    24 Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
    26 Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
    27 Egyptian Room @ Murat Center, Indianapolis, IN
    28 Piere's Entertainment Center, Fort Wayne, IN
    29 Expo Five, Louisville, KY
    30 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

    February:

    1 Green Iguana - Stadium, Tampa, FL
    2 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
    3 Promowest Pavilion, Columbus, OH
    4 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
    6 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
    7 Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD
    8 Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY

     

  • Velvet Revolver to Reunite for a One-Off Gig Next Week

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Scott Weiland has apparently buried the hatchet with his former bandmates in Velvet Revolver and they have agreed to perform together for a one-off show honoring late composer John O’ Brien.

    While it may not be the reunion news involving Slash and Duff McKagan we were hoping for, the one night only reformation of VR is surprising considering how things ended for the supergroup that formed in 2003.

    Weiland will return to front Velvet Revolver for a brief performance on January 12th at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. The event titled ‘Love You Madly: A Concert For John O’ Brien’ will honor the recently deceased film/TV composer and feature several artists including Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow, and Maroon 5′s Adam Levine.

    Velvet Revolver are currently seeking Weiland’s permanent replacement and are reportedly in talks with former Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco for the gig. Scott Weiland has been working with Stone Temple Pilots on their next record.

  • Metallica going "Old School" on New Record?

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Metallica are currently working with producer Rick Rubin on a new record that will hopefully help us forget all about the whole ‘Lulu’ debacle. You never know with Metallica, but there’s a strong chance we will see the follow-up to ‘Death Magnetic’ this year.

    Metallica has been a number of different bands over the past 30 years, and I'm not referring to the bassist situation, I'm talking about their sound. From the early thrash days of ‘Jump in the Fire’ to the more epic metal on ‘Master of Puppets’ and eventually mainstream hard rock like ‘Nothing Else Matters’, Metallica has brought several different degrees of rock to audiences and fans everywhere.

    After the “unconventional” drum sounds and lack of guitar solos on ‘St. Anger’ upset some of their fanbase, Metallica made a conscious effort to return to their earlier sound — heavy, fast guitars, arrangements with multiple changes, long guitar solos, etc. Their stroll down memory lane became the 2008 album ‘Death Magnetic.’ The return to form was generally well-received by critics and fans who had felt neglected by their turn to mainstream rock around the time of the “black album.”

    The new record will be Metallica’s tenth (not counting the Lou Reed collaboration ‘Lulu’) and is expected to be released in 2012. However, if you can’t hold off until then, check out the just released EP ‘Beyond Magnetic,’ which features four rough demos of songs that didn’t make the final cut of ‘Death Magnetic.’

  • Halestorm Debut New Song on New Year's Eve

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Halestorm rang in the new year this past Saturday night (December 31), performing to a packed house in Allentown, Pennsylvania at Crocodile Rock. The band held their goblets high as they counted down to the stroke of midnight, bidding farewell to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms. The band then surprised the crowd by debuting a brand new song.

    As confetti and balloons dropped from the ceiling, the band launched into the new song, tentatively titled ‘Here’s To Us.’ The song served as a very fitting way to welcome a new year of exciting happenings in both their career and personal lives.

    ‘Here’s To Us’ will be one of the new songs found on the forthcoming Halestorm record. The band’s frontwoman, Lzzy Hale, recently opened up about the new album, saying it’s filled with “some of the most personal songs I’ve ever written.”

    Fans can anticipate hearing more new Halestorm music in the coming months when the first single from the new record hits radio airwaves. According to Hale “You should be getting a single from us in February".

     

  • Halestorm Debut New Song on New Year's Eve

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Halestorm rang in the new year this past Saturday night (December 31), performing to a packed house in Allentown, Pennsylvania at Crocodile Rock. The band held their goblets high as they counted down to the stroke of midnight, bidding farewell to 2011 and welcoming 2012 with open arms. The band then surprised the crowd by debuting a brand new song.

    As confetti and balloons dropped from the ceiling, the band launched into the new song, tentatively titled ‘Here’s To Us.’ The song served as a very fitting way to welcome a new year of exciting happenings in both their career and personal lives.

    ‘Here’s To Us’ will be one of the new songs found on the forthcoming Halestorm record. The band’s frontwoman, Lzzy Hale, recently opened up about the new album, saying it’s filled with “some of the most personal songs I’ve ever written.”

    Fans can anticipate hearing more new Halestorm music in the coming months when the first single from the new record hits radio airwaves. According to Hale “You should be getting a single from us in February".