Although it’s said you can never go home again, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced that today (July 31st) they’ll celebrate the release of their new album World On Fire by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three one-night-only club shows: September 23rd (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25th (The Roxy) and September 26th (The Whisky A Go Go). These gigs will amp up the excitement around World On Fire –out September 16th Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline–and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. Tickets for all shows go on-sale August 1st at SlashOnline.com . “We’re excited to unleash World On Fire in a big way and be a part of Guitar Center’s 50th celebration,” says Slash. “They’ve been really supportive of me since the very beginning on the Sunset Strip.” Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm.
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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TAKEOVER OF ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS; NEW ALBUM “WORLD ON FIRE” OUT SEPTEMBER…
STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY’S NEW VERSION OF AEROSMITH CLASSIC “DREAM ON,” AVAILABLE ON iTUNES JULY 31ST
The world heard a new version of the Aerosmith classic Dream On during the Spring 2014 premiere of ESPN’s award-winning news magazine show, E:60 . Recorded in Los Angeles in early April, the song features Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, who are joined by the Southern California Children’s Chorus on this arrangement of Dream On (Boston Strong 2014) . The song will be released today (July 31st) as a single trhough iTunes. In a powerful moment at last night’s Aerosmith concert at The Forum, in Inglewood, CA the band surprised the audience by bringing the Southern California Children’s Chorus on stage to perform this special rendition of Dream On (Boston Strong 2014) . “The tragedy that took place during the Boston Marathon was unfathomable, but Boston is incredibly resilient and became even stronger
Rock guitarist, bandleader and songwriter Dick Wagner has died at the age of 71, reports Classic Rock Magazine . He’s respected for being a driving force in Alice Cooper’s band during his School’s Out and Welcome To My Nightmare era of the 1970s. He wrote the song, Only Women Bleed , which has been covered by more than 30 artists since its 1975 release. He’d already been leader of Lou Reed’s band and had worked with Billy Joel before ending up with Cooper
King Diamond was a special guest on Eddie’s podcast which will be going live, tomorrow July 31st. Frank Injection of Metal Injection has posted some highlights from the interview. Eddie: You mentioned Mercyful Fate a few times. Where are you at with those guys?
Stef Lach of Classic Rock Magazine reports: Bassist Pete Way has been given the all-clear after a battle with prostate cancer – and he says the experience has left him more ashamed than ever of his drug-addled past. The former UFO, Ozzy Osbourne and Waysted bassist was diagnosed last year after he went to the doctor complaining of blood in his urine. It was that early decision to seek medical help that Way credits with saving his life. But support group sessions left him thinking again about the fabled drug-fuelled antics of his past.
ORIGINAL KISS GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY SAYS THAT “[PAUL STANLEY AND GENE SIMMONS WILL] LOOK FOOLISH WHEN MY NEW ALBUM COMES OUT”
The Express reports: KISS main men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons refused to regroup the original KISS line-up for a performance at the band’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction because they were afraid fans would demand a reunion tour, according to guitarist Ace Frehley. Stanley and Simmons pulled the plug on a performance at induction in April after the Hall of Fame bosses refused to honor their current bandmates alongside original members Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, so the live spectacular fans had hoped for was nixed – and now the group’s original guitarist tells WENN the KISS army will never forgive his old bandmates. He explains, “After 40 years, you think they could have given the fans 15 minutes that night. Peter and I wanted to perform, the Hall of Fame wanted us to do it, but Paul and Gene shot it down.
Back home in NJ and headed to NYC shortly for a live SiriusXM show tonight 6-10P ET on channek 39 TRUNKNation. Tom Keifer will be dropping by during the first hour. He plays NYC at BBs tomorrow night. Music and Talk That Rocks LIVE tonight nationwide
Great time last night here in Lincoln CA at the first ever That Metal Show Presents concert with Burn Halo, Corey Taylor, Living Colour and Anthrax. This was the first time Thunder Valley ever did a metal show at their outdoor venue. It was hot outside but that didn’t stop around 2000 TMS and metal fans from showing up and having a blast.
SWEET LYNCH FEATURING MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH, JAMES LOMENZO AND BRIAN TICHY STREAM AUDIO SNIPPET OF NEW SONG “TIME WILL TELL” ONLINE
Sweet Lynch , the supergroup featuring Stryper vocalist Michael Sweet, iconic guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM), bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, S.U.N.) has released an audio snippet of the song Time Will Tel . It is being streamed exclusively at Blabbermouth.net and can be heard by clicking here . Sweet told Guitar International , “I co-wrote the songs with George. I called Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo to put the band together. You’ll start to hear about it in September with the first single and video
Greetings from Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln CA just outside Sacramento. Got here last night, really nice place. TMS sponsored concert tonight and will be hanging all weekend with some meet & greets and book signings too. I’ll be doing a free meet & greet today 3-5P prior to the concert at the “Main Stage” right on the casino floor. Both of my books will also be available for purchase and happy to sign anything you already have
Hollywood Monsters, a new project, featuring Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus – on bass), Don Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker on keyboards), and Vinnie Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath – on drums) has released a new album called Big Trouble . Hollywood Monsters are the brainchild of vocalist, guitarist, composer, Stephane Honde, a French expatriate, who after living in Los Angeles since 2012, recently moved to Sacramento, California) Honde first became noticed when fronting Mamooth, subsequently garnering a well-deserved reputation as a guitar virtuoso when playing in Cafe Bertrand, a French rock group he joined in 2004. The band toured, playing stadiums such as the Stade de France, with an audience capacity in excess of 80.000 – performing with classic rock giants such as AC/DC and Deep Purple, the latter for whom they opened on thirty-six dates across Europe in November 2006, and another 12 in March of 2007. Honde recorded two albums with Cafe Bertrand – both critically acclaimed and commercially successful – Les Airs Empruntes (2005) and L’Art Delicat du Rock’N’Roll (2008), before leaving the band in 2011.
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer has released a lyric video for the song It’s Not Enough . The song appears on Keifer’s solo album, The Way Life Goes which was released on April 30th. Watch it below. The Way Life Goes ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock