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Paul looked back at what he viewed as "disgusting" treatment by the Cleveland institution during the ceremony that say him, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley inducted along with Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Nirvana and the E Street Band during a radio interview.
Stanley told 95.7 The Hog, "It was validation for our fans who it meant the world to... It was vindication in the sense that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in.
"They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble, how about this?, getting into the arena. We had no idea about the rundown of the show or when we were getting on stage. It was disgraceful what they did, but we won.
"It's the story of Kiss from the beginning - that people who believed in themselves and who were told what they were doing wasn't worth anything and wouldn't succeed came out on top. That's a life lesson for a lot of people."here.
The singer revealed last week that he will be launching a special tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Skid Row's self-titled debut. During a SiriusXM appearance later in the week, he announced that he will be also playing the group's sophomore record "Slave To The Grind" during a second show at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood.
Bach had the following to say (via Sleaze Roxx"On this tour, we are playing two nights in Hollywood, California at the legendary Whisky A Go Go... So if someone's buying a ticket for the first night, they're gonna get the first Skid Row record in its entirety.
"On the second night, for one night only, Bobby Jarzombek, Rob DeLuca, Brent Woods and myself, on the second night in Hollywood at the Whisky, we'll play.. Slave To The Grind in its entirety."here.
The band recruited Engen to replace Jeremy Spencer on the road, after the original drummer exited the band. The group shared a new studio video where Jason Hook explains how Charlie came to play with the group.
He said, "It was actually Jeremy that found Charlie. Jeremy had reached out to [him] through Instagram." Charlie then added, "Yeah, we had been just drum buddies for a while, talking drums and classic stuff, so we developed a relationship that way. And that was a year and a half before all this."
Jason the said, "And so when Jeremy told us that he was thinking about hanging it up - he had gone through a couple of different surgeries and really thought that he wasn't gonna be able to play drums up to his standards - we understood. 'But the good news is I found the guy.' He said, 'Well, it's this fellow on Instagram named Charlie.' I immediately went and started checking out the videos online, and I was, like, 'Holy f***! This guy's a beast!' And I think I reached out to [Engen]."
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory added, "The funny thing was that Jeremy kind of found him, but I followed him, so when he said who it is, I'm, like, 'Oh, yeah! That kid is f***ing amazing.' So I already knew about him. So that was pretty cool. So I guess you can say that Jeremy handed down the torch.".here.
Set to launch on June 19 - the day the Boston rockers return to the stage at the Park Theater at the Park MGM - the site on the venue's lower level will showcase items they've collected over their nearly 50 years together.
From the moment fans step into the vault, they will feel what it's like to be on stage with Aerosmith. Fans can walk on the actual stage flooring (also known as the "Marley") that was used by the band on their previous tours. The exhibit also is a living timeline of their career, featuring everything from Steven Tyler's high school drum set, the band's first press kit, original lyrics for "Walk This Way," over 20 guitars played during iconic performances, an array of Steven Tyler's signature scarfs, and some of their most notable awards including one of their Grammys. There are also five giant dynamic original portraits of each band member that were painted by world-renowned performance artist Denny Dent in his "two-fisted art attack" trademark style he also has used in portraits of other rock icons Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, and Miles Davis, among others. Read morehere.
The project captures the Seattle band's appearance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on the final night of a US tour in support of 2012's "King Animal", as filmed for the long-running concert series.
IMAX has digitally re-mastered the 21-song performance for a world premiere in more than 30 markets, from Argentina to India to the United States.
"We were very proud and excited to document the performance of our new material from King Animal," explains guitarist Kim Thayil, "and to celebrate with each other and our fans."
"This live show was really special, and I know how much fun Chris had that night," says Vicky Cornell on behalf of the Chris Cornell Estate. "The idea of giving fans the opportunity to experience it in its entirety is something we are proud to share with them."
"We are proud to bring this beautifully recorded show into IMAX theatres for its cinematic, high fidelity debut," adds Artists Den Creator Mark Lieberman. "Fans are going love it." Read morehere.
Directed by Paul Gosling, the documentary had a limited release over Christmas to fans as a holiday present and has since been updated with another 15-minutes of exclusive performance footage and interviews with band members Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood and Jon Davison plus current additional drummer Jay Schellen as well as former members Trevor Horn and Tony Kaye, and artist Roger Dean.
"As a long-standing fan of the band, following Yes on the road this year and last on their momentous 50th tour was a dream come true," says Gosling. "Thank you to Steve Howe, Alan White and the band, Roger Dean, Tony Kaye and Trevor Horn for their co-operation in making this film."
The Yes 50 documentary arrives in advance of the launch of the band's North American concert trek, The Royal Affair Tour, which will see the group joined by Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown for the 7-week run, which will begin in Bethlehem, PA on June 12. Watch the documentaryhere.
Following the smash success of their 1992 debut, "Core" - which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 on its way to a Grammy Award and US sales of more than 8 million copies - the San Diego, CA outfit returned to the studio for the follow-up.
Produced by Brenden O'Brien and led by the singles "Big Empty", "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song", "Purple" debuted at No. I in the US while going on to sell more than 6 million copies in the country.
The 3CD/1LP "Purple: Super Deluxe Edition" will include a newly remastered version of the original studio album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased versions of album tracks and rarities, along with an unreleased full concert recording from 1994.
The 25th anniversary reissue explores the making of the album with a mix of unreleased music that includes demos ("Unglued" and "Army Ants") and early versions of album tracks ("Meat Plow" and Interstate Love Song"), plus acoustic recordings ("Big Empty"). The collection also features three unreleased live performances from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the new collection, however, is STP's previously unreleased demo of "She Knows Me Too Well," a song the Beach Boys originally recorded in 1965.
The expanded project closes with a previously unreleased recording of the band's August 23, 1994 concert in New Haven, Connecticut. The 17-song performance captures the band in top form with both electric and acoustic sets, featuring 10 songs from Purple along with hits from Core ("Plush" and "Sex Type Thing") and covers (David Bowie's "Andy Warhol" and Woody Guthrie's "Gypsy Davy").
September 13 will also see the release available both digitally and as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition. Read morehere.
The band features the famed guitarist along with vocalist who he had worked with throughout his career (Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White). The new album was also feature special guest vocals from current Rainbow frontman Ronnie Romeo.
Michael Schenker had this to say, "We had this song that was ready to be worked on and Michael Voss suggested Ronnie Romeo from Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - who Voss had worked with in the past - to sing on this song as a guest. What came out of it was classic.
"Amazing vocals with blazing music that absolutely rocks! We are ready to present this unique album to the world and I am very much looking forward to getting this album out there.
"Our label Nuclear Blast is totally happy with this record and I was especially happy getting a message from Markus Staiger, the founder of Nuclear Blast, saying how much he loves this album."
Schenker also had this to say about the Zsofia Dankova created cover art for the album, "It is a fantastic artwork and a great cover. A picture tells all! The album title and cover concept express things that have happened in my past as well as what is still happening in the present. It's about passion and purity versus greed and corruption. There is much to say. It's about time I let people know about some of this...".
He also offered the following words about the album, "Based on the fun that we had recording Resurrection, the success of the album and the surrounding tours we undertook that were just fantastic, I was deeply inspired to make a start on writing new songs for a new Michael Schenker Fest album.
"It is a step up from Resurrection with amazing input from all singers and all musicians - I could not ask for a better result. The songs are blazing, snappy, energetic, melodic and with drummers like Simon Philips and Bodo Shopf we got amazing results. This time we even managed to record three great mid-tempo songs with all singers involved, singing their hearts out."here.
The recently formed band features Black Sabbath icon Geezer Butler, GNR and Velvet Revolver star Matt Sorum, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens and is fronted by Apocalyptica's Franky Perez.
They took the stage at the music festival on June 6th and performed a number of songs from their various catalogs including Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell", Sabbath's Symptom Of The Universe", "Neon Knights" and "Sweet Leaf", as well as Velvet Revolver's "Slither". Check out fan filmed footage here.here.
With Lennon on guitar and vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Keith Richards on bass and Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience on drums, the lineup delivered a live version of "Yer Blues", from The Beatles' self-titled 1968 double album (aka The White Album), just three weeks after its release.
Lennon's appearance - filmed at the event before a live audience in London - marked his first live performance outside of The Beatles. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, "Rock And Roll Circus" centers on the original line up of The Rolling Stones, who serve as both the show's hosts and featured attraction; the event also included performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull and Yoko Ono.
"It was an incredible shoot, I think, 36 hours or something," recalls Richards. "I remember not remembering everything towards the end... but it was fun... we went through two audiences... wore one out... it was great!"
Originally conceived as a BBC-TV special to promote the band's "Beggars Banquet" album, those plans were abandoned in the wake of Brian Jones' departure and subsequent death, with the film remaining unreleased until 1996. Watch the videohere.
They report that Chaos, real name Karim Chmielinski, was arrested for felony domestic violence after police arrived at the home and found the woman with a bloody face. He was released on $50,000 bond.
His attorney told the site, "It's clear that these accusations against Casey are absolutely false. The house where the alleged incident occurred was full of witnesses who have all given statements to police and are willing to testify in court as to the falsity of these accusations." Read morehere.
The statement read, "It is with deep regret that we confirm the passing of Andre this Saturday morning due to a heart attack. As many know, he was an extremely reserved person and manifested in life, for more than once, the desire not to have a wake.
"Respecting his will, he will be cremated today with the presence only of relatives. We thank everyone for understanding and we count on you so that Andre's memory and legacy remain alive forever. Carry on."
His former bandmate Ricardo Confessori initially broke the sad new via social media. Confessori, also played with Andre in the Shaaman (later changed to Shaman), wrote on Facebook, "It is with deep pain in our hearts that we say goodbye to André once again, this time definitively."
Another one of Andre's former Angra bandmates, current Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro offered up his tribute to the singer on the social media site. He wrote, "What a sad morning. A phone call and the news that Andre Matos passed away.
"Life is too fragile. I cried. Since I was 14 years old back in the Rio Branco school, André was already a benchmark. We all wanted to be like him. The unparalleled voice, the talent for the piano. Luckily, the destiny united us for nine years.
"In the years we spent together, we have created and lived incredible things which are kept in the most special place in my memory. The crazy dream of having a world-famous heavy metal band that we talked about while sitting on the bus going to rehearsals. The songs he wrote are timeless (play 'Carry On'!), the albums... from our first precarious shows to the big tours in Europe. Everything is coming back to my mind now. From his peerless high notes to the glance over the round glasses.
"André, you were and will always be so important to us all.
"This week he said he wanted to play together again after 20 years. Too sad. Your voice, your songs and your piano will be eternal for all of us fans. Thank you, Andre. RIP"here.
The trek, which will coheadliners DevilDrive, along with Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Blac will be kicking off next Tuesday, June 18th, in Tempe, Az.
On Monday, Static-X revealed several new shows for the tour, including new dates in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Chicago and more.
The band had this to say, "We want to say thank you to everyone who has participated in this 20th anniversary celebration of Wisconsin Death Trip!
"The response has been mind-blowing and we are beyond excited to hit the road and throw down with all of our fans. The new album, Project Regeneration, is almost done and an official release date will be announced very soon! All of the pre-order packages will ship the week prior to the new albums release. We are beyond grateful for all the love that you guys have shown us!"
DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara added, "Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing co-headline tour between DevilDriver and Static-X. Sold out shows have prompted us to add more dates and extend this tour. Come celebrate with us!" See the new dates
The tune is the debut release in a series of new studio recordings to be released throughout 2019 and marks the Maryland band's first new music since the release of their 2018 album, "Book Of Bad Decisions."
"We've had a good amount of downtime since our last tour," says frontman Neil Fallon. "And since the Devil finds work for idle hands, we kept ourselves busy by recording some tunes. "Evil" is the first of them, a song we've loved for many, many years."
Clutch has performed "Evil" a few times this spring and plan to include it during their set at the UK's Download Festival on June 14, according to Fallon.
The Download appearance will open a seven-show European trek by the group, who will then return Stateside for summer dates - including the third edition of their own Earth Rocker Festival at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV on Saturday, July 13. Watch the videohere.
The appearance was recorded for Jennings' weekly "Electric Rodeo" show on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel; the multi-instrumentalist also served as producer on the Guns N' Roses bassist's record.
"Tenderness" was inspired by McKagan's travels on GNR's multi-year Not In This Lifetime reunion tour, during which he used downtime to work on the project with the country rocker.
"Fortune shone my way when Shooter and I began to work on the structures of the songs," says McKagan. "Shooter has a brilliant mind, and a seemingly endless musical catalogue bouncing around in his head that he's ready to tap into at any moment. He believed in this thing from day one, and that gave me the confidence and energy to forge on."
The album is billed as the musical follow-up to McKagan's best-selling 2015 book, "How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)." Watch the videohere.
The band's first performance at the legendary venue - which also marked their first appearance in the area in a decade - saw them joined by a lineup that included Ghost, Stiff Little Fingers, Bokassa and Fangclub.
According to the Irish Independent, the event drew 75,000 fans from all over Ireland and farther afield to see Metallica perform their high-powered show, which featured an 18-song set of tracks from throughout their career.
The band's cover of Thin Lizzy's legendary version of the traditional classic, "Whiskey In The Jar", proved particularly popular with the crowd, with the concert ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
"Slane Castle has been rocked... and what an unbelievable vibe!," posted drummer Lars Ulrich after the show. "As incredible as we were told to expect... the second we stepped on stage and took it all in - the Irish fans, the castle, the bowl-like setting - we knew this was other worldly.
"What a privilege and an honour to play this legendary venue. Thank you Lord Henry for having us, and thanks to everyone who came from near and far! All 75,000 of ya. Wow! Let's not wait another 10 years Ireland."
Metallica's spring/summer concert series across Europe will wrap up in Mannheim, Germany in late August. Watch the videohere.
Schon will be releasing the album, entitled "Universe", this fall. Check out his cover of "Purple Rain" here. In the post, Neal shared a memory from Rick Barron, who wrote ""Prince, pancakes and Journey guitar riffs at 4 am.... late eighties and I am sitting with Prince on the floor in his apartment at Paisley Park.
"We've listened to Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel and I notice a worn Journey Escape record in his collection. Surprised I turned to him and said 'Never took you for a Journey fan'.
"He gave me that doe eyed look that always made me uncomfortable and said: 'Neal Schon is one of my favorite guitarists on the planet, he is a genius.'"
Neal's connection to the song actually goes deeper, with him and Journey keyboardist revealing during a 2016 interview that Prince asked for their blessing before releasing the song.
Cain told Billboard that Prince told him, "'I want to play something for you, and I want you to check it out. The chord changes are close to 'Faithfully', and I don't want you to sue me.'" He then shared his response, "I thought it was an amazing tune, and I told him, 'Man, I'm just super-flattered that you even called. It shows you're that classy of a guy. Good luck with the song. I know it's gonna be a hit.' And it was 'Purple Rain'."
Schon added, "Prince felt, I guess, it was obvious enough that he was worried we were going to sue him. I think he called our office asking about it and we all talked about it and everybody said, 'Nah, it's the highest form of flattery. Let it go.'"here.
Last November, the band filed an appeal over a September 2018 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to order a retrial by overturning a 2016 jury verdict that found that "Stairway" co-writers Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal any original music from "Taurus", a 1968 track by the Los Angeles band Spirit.
"Taurus" was written by the late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, better known as Randy California, whose trust - represented by lawyer Michael Skidmore - initiated the original lawsuit.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, last fall's decision by the Appeals court to order a retrial in the case was based on their determination that U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner had wrongly instructed the jury to disregard any similarities between standard musical elements in the two songs, like a rising scale or a chord progression, because they are too common to be copyrighted.
Standard musical elements, when considered together, can be protected from unauthorized duplication when they have undergone changes or "selection and arrangement that may have rendered them original," Judge Richard Paez said in the 3-0 ruling.
Upon further review, the Appeals court voted on June 10 to set the retrial ruling aside and hold a new hearing before an 11-judge panel this September
Led Zeppelin's request for a rehearing, supported by other songwriters and music publishers, argued that allowing copyright protection for "commonplace elements" in composition would cause "widespread confusion" in the music business. Listen to both songshere.
Jonny Greenwood explains why they decided to release the sessions, "We got hacked last week - someone stole Thom's minidisc archive from around the time of OK Computer, and reportedly demanded $150,000 on threat of releasing it.
"So instead of complaining - much - or ignoring it, we're releasing all 18 hours on bandcamp in aid of Extinction Rebellion. Just for the next 18 days. So for 18 [pounds] you can find out if we should have paid that ransom.
"Never intended for public consumption (though some clips did reach the cassette in the OK Computer reissue) it's only tangentially interesting. And very, very long. Not a phone download. Rainy out, isn't it though?" Grab them herehere.
Corabi, who fronts the supergroup The Dead Daisies, was asked by LA Weekly if he has enjoyed a "boost" from the success of the film and he responded, "I don't know if there will be a boost per say for me, but I understand it's been quite a big boost for Motley.
Personally, I just want to be my own guy and enjoy life and I've accepted the fact that Motley is Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick. So I expect nothing from that camp at all.
"I was actually surprised I was even mentioned in the movie at all. I didn't expect it." He then joked, "I am a bit disappointed that they couldn't lock down Morgan Freeman to play me though."here.
Mould revealed why he felt inspired to cover the track in an online video (watch it here) , "Early in my sophomore year, two concerts had a major impact on me. The first was at the Longhorn, with Gang of Four opening for the Buzzcocks.
"I was a huge fan of the Buzzcocks' approach to pop songwriting and also appreciated the slashing guitar of Gang of Four. I was front and center for the entire Buzzcocks set, studying singer-guitarist Pete Shelley, watching his every motion.
"Legend has it that the entire band was tripping on LSD that evening - I don't know, but many times during the set, Pete did lean down, off-mic, and shout the chord changes at me. It left a deep impression, and I became an even more intent student of their work." See the tour dateshere.
It reportedly marked the "largest ticketed event in Broncos stadium history," according to the Denver Post and easily broke U2's 2011 record of 77,000.
In other Brooks news, the county star will make the live debut of his new duet Blake Shelton called "Dive Bar" in Boise, ID during his upcoming show on July 19th.
The track will be hitting county radio on June 18th and comes from Garth's forthcoming album"Fun".here.
Deflore's "Party In The Chaos" featuring Jaz is set to be released on CD, vinyl LP and digitally on June 28th. The band had this to say, "For many years we have been looking for a singer that could understand our music to give us something more, then unexpectedly, Jaz found us. When you end up working with your music hero it's incredible, it's like a dream come true and it's the best award for our long music career."
Jaz explained how the collaboration came about, "Over the last 30 years I've been asked one question over and over again: What new band do you like? And the answer generally has been zero.
"There are not many new bands that I like, except while I was on tour, we played Rome with Killing Joke and the opening act was just stunning. They were so powerful, such epic sounds, so cinematic.
"To cut a long story short, they came to Prague and we've just done a fantastic EP together and it's such beautiful music. I hope everybody gets a listen to this incredible Italian band DEFLORE!"
How did I come about writing it... I hadn't written or even thought about writing another song in about three and a half years, not since I was fired from my own band.
I was in pretty bad shape at one time; I had lost my soul. I prayed for help. Then God and the police answered my call. I went through a program that was just focused on me. It gave me the opportunity to find myself again. I didn't know if I was still going to write. I didn't know if I was still able to write, or if God was going to start sending me those song ideas, like he always had. I got to a point where I had the availability and the first song that came into my head was, "I Could Save The World."
The opening line just came to me like magic. I had been talking to people about how f***ed the world is, with all the red tape it takes to make anything happen that would actually make a change. And I would say, "If I was king, I could save the world." The song came and I demo-ed it. It sounded pretty much the same, but then I got Matt Walker (Garbage, Morrisey, etc.) on the drums and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish) on the keys and strings. I played the rest of it. I had my good buddy Phil Angotti sing some of the harmonies, and it really came to life.
I am very proud of the song. I am very proud of the rest of the record. I had finally done it right this time. And if you like that, you will love the rest.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
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