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Gone In A Flash

...and just like that, it was over. The Poison tour wrapped up last night in Noblesville, Indiana. It sure seemed like a short run. I didn't go see the band this time. I decided to save my cash since I've seen them live many times before and the set hasn't changed much.

Last night on Facebook, Poison posted a clip of "Nothin' But A Good Time" for their final show of the tour. It really did look fun!


Quiet Riot Debut 'Freak Flag'

For the first time, Quiet Riot performed their new song "Freak Flag" live. The song is from the album Road Rage, due out August 4.

You might recall I slagged Quiet Riot for adding yet another new vocalist in James Durbin, but to his credit he really does seem to fit the band. But here's the thing: he'd still sound good if they'd chosen a new name and moved on, but I digress. "Freak Flag" sounds good and fits in with newer Quiet Riot material. Video of the debut performance is below.


Our Long National Nightmare Is Over

Gene Simmons has abandoned his stupid attempt at trademarking the metal horns. His original request was filed on June 9 and he expressly abandoned it on June 20. I guess the public outcry and humiliation was even a little too much for Old Gene. I like to think I helped a little with his decision. Now we can all freely throw horns during shows without fear Gene will send us a bill for $5 bucks or something. I can't wait to see his next "stay-filthy-rich-scheme."



This Is Now America

Sorry, this isn't a post about a Glam band, there's no time for that today.

Yesterday, Republican leader Mitch McConnell had a bunch of disabled protesters arrested. They rallied at his office to fight for their Medicaid. Instead of talking to them like humans he treated them like animals.

Medicaid insures 79 million Americans. Here's some stats: 49% of all births are paid for by Medicaid dollars and 64% of nursing home residents pay their fees via Medicaid. It covers 30% of adults with disabilities and 20% of Americans overall.

So if you care about the disabled, call your senator and make your opinion known. The congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121. There isn't much time, so don't wait.

I'm turning off the comments because I don't have time to deal with the teeth gnashing. Someone close to me is very disabled and this post in her honor. Please don't disrespect her.  


Guns n' Roses Release Tour Recap Video

I swear, I want to see this show again... but man I don't want to spend the cash. Guns n' Roses just dropped a video recap of the first half of their European tour. Looks like great (giant) crowds and a lot of fun. Look at the castles in the background of Ireland!


Watch Chris Cornell's Final Video

Survival Pictures just released Chris Cornell's video for "The Promise." The proceeds from the sale of this song will go to refugees and children. The song calls attention to the Armenian Genocide and also recent humanitarian crises, including the debilitating civil war in Syria.

Cornell and his family toured refugee camps in Greece earlier this year. That experience led to the formation of The Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation which focuses on child refugees.


ShipRocked 2018 Lineup Announced

From my inbox: 

The initial band lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2018 – “A ShipRocked Odyssey” -- set for January 21-25, 2018 onboard Carnival LibertyStone SourSeetherIn This Moment, and Black Label Society lead a lineup of over a dozen bands slated to play the ninth edition of the annual vacation experience as it sails from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau and the private island of Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas.


Here’s what some of the bands are saying about this year’s ShipRocked:

"Finally. We've been trying to make this happen for a long time. Now Stone Sour is joining the ShipRocked party - and WE HOPE YOU'RE ALL AS EXCITED AS WE ARE!! There's gonna be music, excitement, craziness and maybe - JUST MAYBE...somebody's goin’ to get naked. Come join us on ShipRocked!!” – Corey Taylor, Stone Sour

"We're really looking forward to being back on ShipRocked! We had a blast in 2016 and we intend to go even bigger on the next one!" – Shaun Morgan, Seether

In addition to Stone SourSeetherIn This Moment, and Black Label Society, the otherworldly lineup for ShipRocked 2018 includes The StowawaysNothing MoreStarsetBeartoothNonpointRed Sun RisingShaman’s HarvestAranda, BadflowerDEDHe Is LegendRoyal Republic, PalisadesDoll Skin, and Kaleido, with more to be announced.

ShipRocked’s resident all-star band The Stowaways returns in 2018 for a pair of special shows with its revolving cast of special guests, bringing a mix of classic hits, unexpected surprises, and a roster of performers that can't be seen anywhere else. Check for the latest on ShipRocked 2018 and The Stowaways' 2018 lineup.

ShipRocked producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment says, “We are very proud that the ShipRocked experience continues to grow, and gets better and better with each sailing. This year, we’re primed and ready to take our 9th voyage to infinity and beyond, combining two of our favorite things, space and great live rock music! Blasting off from Port Canaveral with an incredible lineup, 2018’s mission will continue to push the limits and promises to be the most out of this world vacation yet, taking one small step for man, one giant leap for ShipRocker-kind!”