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2012 Rock Predictions

Happy New Year!

Do you like playing the predictions game? I think guessing what may or may not happen in the new year is pretty fun. I especially like to guess what will happen to the world of rock during 2012.

With that said, here's my top guesses for rock and Glam in 2012:

5. Aerosmith will record and release a new record and hit the road. Their show will be the top grossing rock act of the year.

4. Van Halen's 2012 tour won't be as successful as the 2007 jaunt, even with a new album, but...

3. The new Van Halen record will enter the Billboard charts in the top 10 and enter at number one on active rock.

2. Poison will headline M3.

1. The Appetite for Destruction-era Guns n' Roses reunion will happen during the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April.

So those are my guesses for 2012. What do you think will happen in the world of rock and Glam between now and this time next year? And do you agree with my guesses? Be sure to let me know in the comments section.


Reader Comments (10)

If GNR does reunite for a full show, it will be epic. Remember when Led Zeppelin (with Bonzo's son on drums) did the O2 in London? Legendary. If only for a song or two, meh. Zep did it for Live Aid in the 80s I think, and while somewhat memorable, it ended too soon and didn't really bring any closure at all. The O2 show brought some closure in my mind...even though I would still support a new record with Jason drumming.

Wow. Tangent much? Sorry about that.
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Bret Michaels will be found dead!!!!
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdale schmucker
According to the latest Classic Rock magazine (just out here in the UK), the new Aerosmith album is mostly done (15 songs recorded - but not vocals) & will be out in 2012.
Do not know about hitting the road, but you would think they would be supporting a new release?
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony
Eddie and Dave self combust before the years out and Van Halen falls apart yet again. I don't see Dave swallowing his pride and supressing his massive ego throughout another tour, irregardless of how much money they are going to rake in, especially if Eddie falls off the wagon and reverts into an asshole.Hope I'm wrong about this, because these guys are the main reason this old bastard has been a serious guitarist for over 35 years. LOL

On a side note, you could replace Eddie and Dave with Steven and Joe and Van Halen with Aerosmith,and it also wouldn't surprise me in the least....
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Great post, Allyson - but as a British reader, I do find myself wondering what constitutes 'Active Rock' as a genre. Is the Stoner sub-genre 'Inactive Rock' in comparison?

I don't see this Van Halen iteration lasting - the combination of ego and money is usually deadly and there's more than enough of both riding on the success of this reunion.
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfluffrick
First, I'd like to throw out my Top fifteen of 2011. I am curious what everyone thinks.

2011 Top 15 Rock Albums
Brian L

15.) Night Ranger- Somewhere in California
14.) Toby Hitchcock- Mercury’s Down
13.) Down N Dirty- Taste of Rock N Roll
12.) Killinger- Killinger
11.) Michael Monroe- Sensory Overload
10.) Eden’s Curse- Trinity
9.) Grand Design- Idolizer
8.) The Poodles- Performocracy
7.) Dynazty- Knock you Down
6.) Black Veil Brides- Set the World on Fire
5.) Steel Panther- Balls Out
4.) Mr. Big- What If
3.) Wildstreet- Faster Louder
2.) Whitesnake- Forevermore
1.) Warrant- Rockaholic

Honorable Mentions: Anthrax- Worship Music, Santa Cruz- Over the Limit, Saxon- Call to Arms, Metallica- Beyond Magnetic, Within Temptation- The Unforgiven
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
My predictions for 2012 are as follows:

Van Halen's Album will be a huge success and will impress all.

Aerosmith's Album will also be really good, but explode even more than VH cause of Tyler's exposure on American Idol.

Kiss' new Album will they always do.

Vince Neil will not leave Motley, like is rumored to happen after their Vegas stint..

GnR will make a lot more money because the the HOF inductions and likely will come together and play more than once.

Finally, I predict that Def Lep will headline M3
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
I have some doubts as to how good the new VH album will be, buT i have no doubt that it will do no worse than #2 in the charts, and if competition is weak that week, they'll be #1. i would guess they sell at least 150,000 in debut week, and do over 200,000 if the first song is good.
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterForge
1) Yet another vote for VH imploding and tour shutting down. Sub-prediction a: Eddie in rehab again.
2) Aerosmith album does okay, but fallout from Steven's engagement causes personal problems again. Sub-prediction a: Liv Tyler not speaking to her father. Sub-prediction b: Steve has another hip surgery.
3) GnR induction will be a disaster as Axl refuses to have the display shown to the public because it shows the old members and not the current band. Sub-prediction a: Axl shows up to the induction late because "he wasn't ready to come on stage."
4) Motley Crue's Vegas run becomes successful and is extended again.
5) Chessie plans a trip to NY to see the debut of C. F. K. Winger's new classical piece, "Conversations with Nijinsky." >:)
January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
Kiss into Rock HOF finally. How is that for going out on a limb.
January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmknotsmf

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