Fox News is a legit network with a pile of resources. So imagine my confusion when someone on the Fox assignment desk booked Gene Simmons to comment on Ebola in America. I just don't get it. I'm clearly not shocked in Gene's position (hint: blame Obama) but still... find a politician to say it. Fox has access to just about every current and former Republican in the House and Senate. Statements about travel bans have more credibility from an elected official versus a member of KISS but hey, that's just me.
Friday is a great time for classic Led Zeppelin! Today, an awesome video of Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) and Sammy Hagar jamming to "Whole Lotta Love."
ShipRocked--the ultimate rock music cruise vacation--will sail roundtrip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6, 2015 onboard the Norwegian Pearl.
ShipRocked 2015--fueled by Monster Energy--will be headlined by Limp Bizkit, featuring Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, and John Otto.
Fred Durst says, “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil Anselmo? Unlimited lobster? Half-naked women? No rules? Loud music? Every day? Every night? Repeat five times in a row? You don't have to ask me twice. I'M IN!!!!! See you there, Bizkit heads!!”
The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, and DJ Lippy Rage.
For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party on February 1, 2015. The Pre-Party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson.
For the Super Sail Away, cruise guests will avoid boarding lines by checking into their cabins during the day on February 1. The cost is about the same as a hotel room, food is included, the Super Bowl will be shown on big screens, bands will perform, and guests can check out the bars, get pampered in the spa, and gamble at the casino (while at sea).
For the Pre-Party, the Norwegian Pearl will set sail in the evening on February 1 and will return to pick up additional ShipRocked guests the next morning. Those already onboard will have the luxury of sleeping in while others are boarding. Cabins for ShipRocked 2015 are on sale now at www.ShipRocked.com.
Metal Allegiance--featuring singers Philip Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera) and Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax) and David Ellefson (Megadeth), and drummers Charlie Benante (Anthrax) and Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater)--will put their spin on a scorching set of heavy metal’s most influential and recognizable songs.
"It'll be a blast to rejoin my fellow badass Metal Allegiance compatriots on ShipRocked 2015,” says Philip H. Anselmo of Metal Allegiance. “Expect more blasts from the past, plus some killer musicians amongst the awesome atmosphere of jamming on the water! Come out and jam with us!"
Mike Portnoy of Metal Allegiance explains, "After the recent debut of Metal Allegiance, we couldn't wait to get back together and throw down again! We're fans just like everybody on the other side of the stage watching us. We all love this music and Metal Allegiance gives us a chance to hang, jam and have fun with this unique brotherhood of metal!"
“ShipRocked is about great live music, and it's about the fans. The way that crowds have responded to Limp Bizkit's return to the stage – and the way the band has embraced its fans during those performances – truly epitomizes that spirit. And Metal Allegiance is a band of world class musicians, heavy metal legends in their own right, performing not just for the fans, but AS fans of the great hard rock and metal tradition that's helped to shape so many of the bands that we have on board this year,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.
The early members of Dio are back together in a new group called Last In Line. This means Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell will once again share a stage. The group's singer is Andrew Freeman (you might know him from Lynch Mob).
The exciting thing is that Frontiers just picked up Last In Line, so that means an album is forthcoming. If you take a listen to the video below, you'll note it's just straight up metal. Not a lot of scene chasing going on here, which is great.