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  • Dee Snider to appear on Season 5 of Celebrity Apprentice

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Twisted Sister front man and House of Hair host Dee Snider is among the 18 celebrities participating in season 5 of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice which is scheduled to premiere early 2012.

    The full cast list is as follows:

    Women's Team: Teresa Giudice - Bravo Housewife. Victoria Gotti - Famous mobster daughter. Aubrey O'Day - Singer and former member of Danity Kane. Cheryl Tiegs - Model and Actress. Dayana Mendoza - Former Miss Universe. Tia Carrere - Actress and Model. Patricia Velasquez - Model. Debbie Gibson - Singer. Lisa Lampanelli - Comedian and Roast specialist.

    Men's Team: Adam Carolla - Radio and TV personality. Arsenio Hall - Actor and Former late-night host. Clay Aiken - Former American Idol runner up. Dee Snider - Twisted Sister frontman. George Takei - Star Trek actor. Lou Ferrigno - Incredible Hulk star. Marco Andretti - Race-car driver. Paul Teutal - American Chopper dad. Penn Jillette - Magician and one-half member of Penn & Teller.

    Don't miss The House of Hair every Sunday from 8 - 10 PM right here on Q106, Rock On!

    Dee Snider

     

     

  • New Slash/Rush to Commemorate Career with Box Sets

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Slash just completed the first recording session for his second solo record with producer Eric Valentine. Joining Slash in the studio are the members of his touring band: vocalist Myles Kennedy (AlterBridge), rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns (ex-Age of Electric) and drummer Brent Fitz (formerly of Theory of a Deadman).  The record is tentatively scheduled to be released April 2012.

    On November 21st, Canada’s legendary powerhouse trio Rush will release three separate six-disc box sets which together spans their entire historic Anthem Records recording career.  Each "Sector" contains 5 of their 15 Anthem albums in chronological order. In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album from each set specially remixed on DVD in high resolution 96kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo. Each record is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.

     

  • Pearl Jam Twenty coming on DVD and Blu-Ray

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Pearl Jam "Twenty" debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, appeared in theatres, and now comes to DVD on Rocktober 25 and Blue-ray  December 27.

    The Cameron Crowe directed movie documents an intimate first glimpse into Pearl Jam's journey, culled from more than 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, over 24 hours of recent interviews with the band, as well as live footage of their spellbinding performances.

    Before it's in stores, Pearl Jam fans can check out the film, via PBS, on its U.S. television premiere Rocktober 21 at 9 p.m, as part of the PBS "American Masters" series, airing during the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival.

     

  • Judas Priest Epitaph Set List

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Judas Priest launched their North American portion of their Epitaph farewell tour October 12th at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

    The setlist was as follows:

    1. Rapid Fire
    2. Metal Gods
    3. Heading Out To The Highway
    4. Judas Rising
    5. Starbreaker
    6. Victim Of Changes
    7. Never Satisfied
    8. Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez cover)
    9. Dawn Of Creation
    10. Prophecy
    11. Night Crawler
    12. Turbo Lover
    13. Beyond The Realms Of Death
    14. The Sentinel
    15. Blood Red Skies
    16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)
    17. Breaking The Law
    18. Painkiller

    Encore:

    19. The Hellion
    20. Electric Eye
    21. Hell Bent For Leather
    22. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

    Encore 2:

    23. Living After Midnight

    ** Don't miss Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy & Black Label Society at Joe Louis Arena on November 13th.

     

  • Details on Corey Taylor's Solo Acoustic Tour

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    The idea for Slipknot and Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor's upcoming solo tour sprang from an intimate set of UK gigs that Taylor recently played to launch his bestselling book Seven Deadly Sins, as well as his speaking engagement at Oxford University this summer.

    Taylor will perform originals and some choice covers acoustically; will read selections from the book; and take questions the audience. Billed as "An Evening With Corey Taylor," these shows will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans to interact with Taylor in this intimate of a setting, and vice versa.

    Armed with an acoustic guitar a copy of his book, a microphone and his unflinching worldview and lacerating wit, Corey Taylor is coming to The Eagle Theater in Pontiac on November 25 to spread the gospel as only he can. Therefore, if you are looking to be fully entertained by one of the most gifted voices of the hard rock scene, this is a night you won't dare miss.

     

  • Live Motorhead DVD drops November 14

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    In celebration of their 35 years on the road, Motorhead is releasing “The World Is Ours Vol 1 - Everything Further Than Everyplace Else”, a blistering DVD containing some of the finest moments from their 2011 tour, including the entire performance from Chile's Teatro Caupolican, shot by Sam Dunn (Iron Maiden Flight 666, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage).

    Mixed by the band's long-time producer Cameron Webb, The World Is Ours Vol 1 is stuffed with the classics Motor fans demand, from 'Overkill' to 'Ace Of Spades' to 'Killed By Death' as well as some old gems like 'Over The Top' and new favorites such as 'I Know How To Die.' The World Is Ours Vol 1 gives you every click from every pick and kick from the band's supreme performance in Chile, plus some tasty morsels from New York's Best Buy Theater and the Manchester Apollo.

    Since it’s a “Volume 1,” it's safe to assume that fans can expect more goodies to follow next year.

  • New ZZ Top Tribute Record

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    The new ZZ Top album, A Tribute from Friends,” drops Tuesday Rocktober 11, and it is exactly what it says it is: other rockers playing the tunes of “those legendary ZZ Top’sters".

    It’s a high-profile salute from the likes of Nickelback, Steven Tyler, Wolfmother, and Filter.

    Here’s the track listing:


    01. “Sharp Dressed Man” – The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)

    02. “Gimme All Your Lovin’” – Filter

    03. “Tush” – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

    04. “Legs” - Nickelback

    05. “Cheap Sunglasses” – Wolfmother

    06. “Got Me Under Pressure” – Duff McKagan’s Loaded

    07. “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” – Coheed & Cambria

    08. “Just Got Paid” – Mastodon

    09. “Rough Boy” – Wyclef Jean

    10. “Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago” – Daughtry

    11. “La Grange” – Jamey Johnson

     

  • Puddle of Mudd new cover record

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Puddle Of Mudd will be hitting the road for some headlining dates in North America this fall in support of their new covers record RE:(DISC)overed. They will also be performing "Gimme Shelter" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening (Friday Rocktober 7.)

    RE:(disc)covered finds Puddle Of Mudd digging back into their own past for the songs that turned them on to becoming musicians in the first place.

    Tracks include such classics as: AC/DC's "TNT," Bad Company's "Shooting Star",  Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er', Elton John's "Rocket Man," the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" (which Puddle Of Mudd recorded with BC Jean), and the first single, The Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter."

    Don't miss two Michigan dates for Puddle of Mudd on November 20 @ The Intersection in Grand Rapids or November 23 @ The Machine Shop in Flint.

  • Quiet Riot Movie to be released in 2012

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Next year, Quiet Riot fans (and metal fans world-wide) will probably be banging their heads in response to a new documentary in the works.

    Actress and filmmaker Regina Russell, who also happens to be engaged to Quiet Riot veteran drummer Frankie Banali, is hard at work finishing up a long-form labor of love about the legendary group.

    "Now You're Here, There's No Way Back: The Quiet Riot movie", is a definitive look at a seminal heavy metal band that topped the charts with the first #1 heavy metal album (1983's Metal Health) which sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and paved the way for successful metal bands like, Motley Crue, Poison, Dokken, Ratt and Bon Jovi, turning the 1980's into the decade of heavy metal hair bands.

    The band still tours with new singer Mark Huff (formerly of Van Halen tribute band 5150) who replaced original vocalist Kevin DuBrow who died of a drug overdose in 2007.

    The hope is to have the movie ready to be released through the film festival circuit next year while seeking a theatrical distributor.

     

     

      

     

     

     

  • Queensryche set to release first Blu-Ray on Rocktober 18

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Queensryche is set to release their first Blu-Ray: Queensryche: Mindcrime At The Moore on Rocktober 18.

    Filmed in front of the band's hometown crowd in Seattle over three nights in 2006, the story of Nikki, as originally told on two albums: 1988's Operation: Mindcrime and 2006's Operation: Mindcrime II is the story of one of the most enigmatic characters in the history of Progressive Rock.  Nikki's a junkie, a political revolutionary and an assassin.  His relationships with Sister Mary and the manipulative Dr. X form the backbone of a complex tale that is told at the Moore Theater with actors, staging and film.

    3 hours long, recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 5.1, with three bonus extras including a tour documentary, a version of "The Chase" from Los Angeles with the late Ronnie James Dio as Dr. X, and "Queensrÿche Rock'n'Ride" (a documentary on the band's charity motorcycle event).  Mndcrime At The Moore is a killer high-definition disc that fully presents this mammoth stage production the way it was meant to be told. The band—vocalist Geoff Tate, drummer Scott Rockenfield, bassist Eddie Jackson and guitarists Michael Wilton/Mike Stone are augmented by Pamela Moore as Sister Mary and the aforementioned Dio who only performed as Dr. X that one time and was shown on film for the rest of the tour.

    The 32-song show ends with an additional two-song encore of fan favorites "Jet City Woman" and "Walk in the Shadows." The two critically acclaimed Mindcrime records have sold over two million copies in North America alone.

  • Chris Cornell, Alter Bridge, The Scorpions

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Soundgarden/ex-Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell will perform on the Wednesday, Rocktober 12 episode of ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (which will actually air the morning of Thursday, Rocktober 13).

    Cornell's video for his new song "The Keeper" can be seen below. The clip serves as the lead single from the soundtrack to the movie "Machine Gun Preacher". Based on a true story, "Machine Gun Preacher" is directed by Marc Forster ("Finding Neverland", "Monster's Ball") and stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who finds faith leading him on a path to East Africa. Shocked by the mayhem in Sudan, Childers becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children fleeing death and enslavement.

    Chris Cornell's live solo disc 'Songbook' will have 16 tracks recorded during the spring outing of his solo acoustic tour and is set to hit stores and digital outlets November 21.  The album will feature songs from his days with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave as well as his solo material.

    ** Catch the "Songbook" tour December 4 @ the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and December 6 @ the Kalamazoo State Theater in Kalamazoo.

    Alter Bridge who has been on the road since last year in support of its third record, "AB III" will take 2012 off so that the instrumental members of the band drummer Scott Phillips, bassist Brian Marshall and guitarist Mark Tremonti can return to Creed. Meanwhile, singer Myles Kennedy will get back to work with Slash on his second solo record, on which he will contribute all the vocals.  Kennedy contributed vocals to two songs on Slash's 2010 solo debut and was the frontman for the ex-Guns N' Roses axeman's touring band.

    Expect Slash and Creed tours in 2012 and look to 2013 for new material from Alter Bridge.

    German hard rock legends the Scorpions will be releasing an record of reworked band classics on titled "Comeblack" available on CD and double-vinyl November 4.


  • Megadeth, Judas Priest, Tesla, & Aerosmith News...

    Posted by Jon Rockin Rogo

    Megadeth will re-launch their critically acclaimed package festival, Gigantour. The multi-artist bill with metal heavyweights Motorhead, Volbeat and Lavuna Coil, all personally picked by Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Gigantour was founded by Mustaine in 2005 and was last in the US in May 2008.

    Judas Priest will make an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon ahead of their North American tour dates. The band will play live on the show on Friday Rocktober 7 just days ahead of their Rocktober 13 opening night of the North American Epitaph Tour in San Antonio.  You can catch Judas Priest along with Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society @ Joe Louis Arena on November 13.

    Known as the originators of the "Unplugged" craze of the '90s, Tesla is launching their 20th anniversary of their legendary 'Five Man Acoustical Jam', in full "acoustic" fashion this November in support of their new record Twisted Wires and The Acoustic Sessions which features "acoustic" versions of such Tesla classics 'Hang Tough' and 'What You Give' as well as a new single titled '2nd Street'. The tour will feature Tesla in a sit down stripped acoustic setting reflecting their hit video Five Man Acoustic Jam, as well as new performances from Twisted Wires.

    Steven Tyler tells told Rolling Stone that the new album is almost done and hopes to have it released in March 2012.  The boys from Boston have been recording with long-time producer Jack Douglas (who worked on 3 of the bands best records: 1974's Get Your Wings, 1975's Toys In The Attic, and 1976's Rocks). This will be Aerosmith's 14th studio album and first set of original material since 2001's 'Just Push Play'.