Whitesnake has officially announced their new guitar player , New York’s own, Joel Hoekstra. Whitesnake frontman, David Coverdale has posted the following message: “Ladies & Gentlemen…Boys & Girls…Your Attention, Please…:) One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band , was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona. Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug’s replacement in Whitesnake. We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th.
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Ace Frehley believes Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has “alienated just about everybody on the planet” with his recent comments on depression, addiction and poverty . And the guitarist has predicted his former colleague could next turn on gay people – all because he doesn’t understand the human condition. His comments stem from Simmons’ incendiary comments about depression, when he claimed his message to anyone preparing to take their own lives was, “Fuck you, then kill yourself.” He later apologized for his statements . Now Frehley tells Artisan News Service , “First he attacks immigrants , then he belittles poor people by saying, ‘Be nice to the rich people because we’re the ones that give you jobs.’ Then he attacks people with depression, alcoholics, drug addicts.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM “RIDE ON” DUE OCTOBER 7TH, LYRIC VIDEO FOR “MONSTER IN ME” POSTED ONLINE
Texas has been known for many things through the years and Texas Hippie Coalition is just the next commodity from the great Lone Star State. The band of outlaws return with their unique blend of “Red Dirt Metal” with their latest release Ride On . The album will be released on October 7th through Carved Records/Caroline Distribution. From the guttural laugh on album opener El Diablo Rojo to the chugging outro of closer I Am The End , it is clear Texas Hippie Coalition are back with a vengeance. The band is comprised of one of hard rock’s most engaging frontmen Big Dad Ritch on vocals, Cord Pool on guitars, John Exall on bass guitar and Timmy Braun on drums.
TED NUGENT WRAPS UP SUMMER TOUR WITH SOLD OUT SHOW BENEFITING THE “SHOW OF SUPPORT MEMORIAL” FOR OUR TROOPS
Multi-platinum guitar icon Ted Nugent rocked the house this past weekend (8/17) with a bombastic set in Midland, Texas, wrapping up his summer SHUTUP&JAM! Tour, named after his latest full-length album SHUTUP&JAM! on Frontiers Records. Nugent was in top form for the sold-out gig, benefiting the Show of Support Memorial for our troops. “ Show of Support was honored to have Ted and his band help us kick off our campaign to construct a memorial to honor those who have fought in this Global War on Terror and also to memorialize the four heroes we lost on 11-15-12,” stated show organizer Terry Johnson. “Ted brought a message of support for all who serve, and a call out to everyone in our sold out, packed audience to stand up for America.” Throughout the summer, Nugent’s 35-date SHUTUP&JAM! tour has garnered glowing reviews for live performances at venues across the country and on July 19in Detroit, Nugent performed his 6,500th gig. Nugent’s album, SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years.
AEROSMITH GUITARIST JOE PERRY TO RELEASE HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON OCTOBER 7TH, ANNOUNCES SOME BOOK SIGNINGS
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will release his long-awaited memoir, Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith , on October 7th through Simon & Schuster and available for preorder at Amazon . Perry has also announced some book signings. They are as follows: October: 7 Barnes & Noble – Union Square, New York, NY 9 Brookline Booksmith – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA 13 Anderson’s Bookshop – The Standard Club, Chicago IL 15 Barnes & Noble – The Grove, Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA More signings TBA. In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970—which is still going strong today. Before the platinum records or the Super Bowl half-time show or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Perry was a boy growing up in small-town Massachusetts.
FRONTMAN STEPHEN PEARCY ON HIS FORMER BAND RATT: “30 YEARS IS ENOUGH TIME TO BE IN SOMETHING THAT’S SO VOLATILE”
Former Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy says he walked out on the band for the last time because he felt three decades of “volatile” living was enough. He believes the notoriously unstable band changed for the worse when guitarist Robbin Crosby died in 2002 – but his offer of returning for a final album remains open. Pearcy, who quit in April, tells Inappropriate Earl , “30 years is enough time to be in something that’s so volatile. Things weren’t proper.” He reports he’s enjoying life more with his solo band, although he’s not planning to stage any large-scale tours
GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY DICUSSES HIS NEW ALBUM, THE ROCK HALL INDUCTION AND HIS FORMER KISS BANDMATE’S AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
Greg Prato of Bravewords spoke with original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Excerpts appear below. BraveWords: Why did it take five years to follow up Anomaly ?
Blabbermouth.net reports: The Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special tour and new studio album. More information will be made available soon. Asked in a December 2013 interview about the Scorpions’ plans to release an album with some material that was written around the time of Blackout and Love At First Sting , the band’s lead guitarist, Matthias Jabs, said, “Yes, we started already.
Anthrax’s live DVD Chile On Hell is set for release on September 16th. See the trailer below. Spencer Kaufman of Loudwire/Noisecreep spoke with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian about the release. The interview appear in its entirety below. Loudwire: With the DVD Chile on Hell set to come out in September, what can you tell us about the performance that made it so special
Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd has defended the band’s upcoming Fuck EP , saying: “it’s not just some silly rock record.” The six-track record’s controversial title was inspired by the movie Scarface , according to Todd, who adds that while it was fun to make, they didn’t set out to offend people. He tells Yahoo Music , “It’s not just some silly rock record. We put a lot of thought into it and the songs definitely have a lot of dynamics.
SLASH JOINS FORCES WITH UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD FOR “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” NEW 3D MAZE LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 19TH
Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, Slash, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, Clowns 3D Music by SLASH at Halloween Horror Nights beginning September 19th. While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of Halloween Horror Nights , this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event. This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for Slash, whose new album World On Fire debuts on September 16th on the heels of his Let Rock Rule World Tour performing with Aerosmith.
RED ZONE RIDER, AKA RZR, FEATURING VINNIE MOORE, KELLY KEELING AND SCOT COGAN, TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 16TH
The debut, self-titled album by Red Zone Rider (RZR) will be officially released by Magna Carta on September 16th. Consisting of world class guitar hero, Vinnie Moore; vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Kelly Keeling; and drummer, Scot Coogan, RZR plays rock’n’roll infected by a heavy blues-oriented backdrop. Played by the newly emerging AOR radio of the early 1970′s which featured bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Mountain, Grand Funk, the sound of this era is heard throughout RZR’s album. Dripping with attitude and swagger, two of the chief components of music from this time period, Red Zone Rider sounds like they could easily have been recording in London in 1972 with Eddie Kramer at the board