TESLA has announced several new concerts in early 2020. After performing on the Monsters Of Rock cruise in early February, the California rockers will kick off a run of dates on February 14 in Pensacola, Florida and wrap things up on February 26 in Houston, Texas. They will also play three dates in late April.
Vinnie Vincent will re-release his 2002 instrumental album in a limited edition of 1,000 CDs. The former KISS guitarist’s official web site is accepting pre-orders for this “historic” re-release of “Speedball Jamm”, priced at $250.00 apiece. Each CD will come with a limited-edition autographed 8×10 photo and a “BIG” guitar pick. The discs are expected
Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about their 46-date summer tour, marking THE BLACK CROWES‘ first shows together since 2013. The group will perform its multi-platinum 1990 debut album “Shake Your Money Maker” in its entirety, along with a smattering of other hits and favorites. THE
Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife says that he “used to dress up” in evening wear for her. Sharon Osbourne made the revelation during a discussion on her daytime TV talk show “The Talk” about couples engaging in “sex bartering” with their partners. After co-host Eve confessed, “I don’t like the bartering kind of control part, but I
Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, has partnered with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier (“Zen From Mars”, “Her Name Was Christa”) on an original horror film titled “Dwellers”, with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally,
KISS has canceled its previously announced Australian tour due to illness. Earlier this week, it was announced that doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth and the cancelation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days
IRON MAIDEN‘s Nicko McBrain has apparently parted ways with Sonor and landed at British Drum Co. British Drum Co. has been around since 2015, launched by drum builder Keith Keough four years after he sold his own company, KD Drums, to Premier. Premier is the company McBrain endorsed for much of the ’90s and 2000s.
Chris Robinson says he apologized to his brother Rich earlier this year to try to make amends after THE BLACK CROWES ended five years ago over what Rich saw as Chris‘s unfair business practices. “I apologized for my anger and negativity and that underneath it all, I would like to think I’m a very kind
KISS has announced unavoidable changes to its upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour schedule. The legendary rockers were due to leave the U.S. tomorrow to kick off their eagerly awaited “End Of The Road” tour in Perth this Saturday, November 16. Due to a bad case of influenza, doctors have advised Paul Stanley to rest
“The Gift Of Silence”, the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, “Orphans”, which was released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says vocalist Vicky Psarakis: “When I heard the first instrumentals for ‘Orphans’ I was a bit
Steve Riley‘s version of L.A. GUNS has inked a deal with Golden Robot Records. The band will enter the studio later this month to record a new album for a tentative spring 2020 release. In other news, Riley‘s L.A. GUNS has signed with New Breed Management and the Bigg Time Entertainment Inc. booking agency. The
“Masquerade Of Madness”, a brand new song from KING DIAMOND, can be streamed below. The track will appear on KING DIAMOND‘s first studio album in 12 years, “The Institute”, which will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. This past March, King Diamond told Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show that the next
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick’s Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson‘s partner, and “More Life With Deth” book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user
David Ellefson says that MEGADETH‘s split in 2002 turned out to be “probably the best thing” for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH‘s 2004 “The System
METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to MERCYFUL FATE‘s Timi Hansen, calling him “part of a musical force that helped shape METALLICA‘s sound, direction and desire to be in a hard rock band.” Hansen died on Monday (November 4) after a long battle with cancer. His death was confirmed by his former bandmate, MERCYFUL FATE