The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund , founded in memory of the late heavy metal singer, last week presented a check for $100,000 to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This donation is the second installment in a commitment to fund gastroesophageal cancer research spearheaded by Dr.
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DIO CANCER FUND PRESENTS $100,000 TO HOUSTON’S M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER, FUNDS WILL FURTHER RESEARCH IN GASTRIC CANCER DEVELOPMENT AND…
Off to Hollywood FL tomorrow for another quick trip to the Seminole Hard Rock. I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to host several rock shows and this great venue and it’s always a blast. I’ll be hosting Experience Hendrix this Friday night at 8PM at the venue.
BUCKCHERRY GUITARIST KEITH NELSON SAYS U2′S FREE ALBUM GIVEAWAY “TELLS PEOPLE MUSIC ISN’T WORTH ANYTHING”
Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson says U2′s deal with Apple has devalued music and made it harder for bands who still rely on record sales. The group’s Songs Of Innocence was automatically downloaded free to over 500 million iTunes accounts last week, reputedly costing the technology giant $100m – but Nelson says it sends out the wrong message. He tells Northwest Music Scene , “I think music has been devalued in the eyes of the consumer, to the point where a band like U2 decides to just give its music away and basically tell people their music isn’t worth anything. That’s a bummer because I know what it takes to write a meaningful record and get it into consumers’ hands. They’ve sent a message to everyone that music is free, and that’s disturbing
Hot off the heels of the monster debut of
Watch the Making-Of Blood In, Blood Out Part 1 featuring guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt and Part 2 footage featuring Lee Altus, courtesy of Guitar World , below. Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive an instant Salt The Wound download. Click here to order your copy. A lyric video for Salt The Wound can be viewed here .
AllAccess.com has conducted a “10 questions” interview with Eddie Trunk. It appears in its entirety below: 1. When did you get into radio and can you give us your radio history? Eddie: I started in radio right out of high school with one of the first-ever specialty shows focused on hard rock music at WDHA.
Hatebreed announces Winter tour with headliner Black Label Society and other supporting act Butcher Babies. The tour kicks off December 28th in Spokane, WA and tickets will go on sale Friday, September 19. Prior to this tour, Hatebreed will be heading out to South America, Europe and the UK with Napalm Death and Volbeat (tour dates below). Hatebreed lead vocalist Jamey Jasta comments, “Playing with Zakk is always a good time and we hardly ever get to play some of these cities so we’re excited to hit the road with our Ozzfest alums!” Hatebreed’s last album, The Divinity of Purpose , (Razor & Tie), was released in January 2013 to rave reviews the world over
Small but fine record label “UDR- Home of Legends” lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing and upcoming release of Alice Cooper, a true icon, a great performer – simply a legend. With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation. The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock/heavy and metal music
Hope everyone had a great weekend. Despite my Giants dropping to 0-2 it was okay on my end. Did a signing at a tattoo expo in NJ Friday and Saturday attended my buddy Jim Florentine’s comedy special taping also in NJ. Jim did a great job and look forward to seeing the final product when done. As is my ritual on Sunday when my schedule permits watched NFL from 1P-1A.
SINGER BLAZE BAYLEY SAYS HE WAS “SAD” THAT HE NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO MAKE A THIRD IRON MAIDEN ALBUM
Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Songfacts: Looking back, how would you say that you write your best songs? Blaze Bayley: I’m not sure if this is the best way, but what I’ve tried to do is gather together enough interesting words that could be lyrics or titles, and I try and gather together melodies. When things pop into my head, I put them on my dictaphone or record them somewhere.
Eddie Trunk interviewed KISS guitarist Ace Frehley for his podcast. Quotes from the interview, courtesy of blabbermouth.net , appear below. Frehley discussing what he thinks about current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer wearing his makeup: “[Tommy is] not Ace Frehley by any stretch of the imagination, number one. Number two, what bothers me the most is that I know the new fans that KISS are getting don’t know it.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT AEROSMITH GUITARIST JOE PERRY’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY RELEASED, DATES ADDED TO HIS BOOK TOUR
As previously reported , Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will be releasing his autobiography, Rock: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith , on October 7th (Simon & Schuster; Hardcover; $27.99). Joe Perry shares—with total candor and without apology—what life is like as the lead guitarist and co-head writer of Aerosmith. Both a study in brotherhood and solitude, in Rocks Perry reflects on the people who stood beside him during the highs and lows as he and Aerosmith skyrocketed into a world of fame and utter excess. Before he was one half of the “Toxic Twins,” Perry was a science-obsessed kid who dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. His loving, supportive parents encouraged his curiosity and sent him to Vermont Academy where his love for rock and roll grew