Black Veil Brides will release their new album on Oct. 28. The new album is simply titled Black Veil Brides and is available for pre-order starting Sept. 16. Check out "Faithless" below. I love the long, metal intro. The intro honestly reminds me of Avenged Sevenfold and I think Black Veil Brides would consider that a compliment. I look forward to hearing the rest of the new album.
Motörhead’s Motörboat regrets to announce that thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth have been forced to withdraw from the September 22-26 cruise due to medical reasons. Heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance – including Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick – has been added to theMotörhead’s Motörboat music lineup.
Metal Allegiance promises Motörboaters the rare opportunity to see a diverse group of metal legends interacting and performing together on the same stage.Singers Philip Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), and Chuck Billy (Testament), guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Mark Zavon (Kill Devil Hill), bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Pantera) 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. For more details on Metal Allegiance, visit: https://www.facebook.com/metalallegiancetour
Megadeth issued the following statement about their unfortunate cancellation: “Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has cancelled all performances for the next 8 weeks. With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadethexpects to return to the road and will see their fans soon!”
The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West , Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” will feature Motörhead, Anthrax, Metal Allegiance, Testament,Down, High On Fire, Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and Cilver, as well as a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at www.MotorheadCruise.com.
Sweet/Lynch, the new collaboration between George Lynch, Michael Sweet, James Lomenzo and Brian Tichy, just released the official lyric video for "September." The song is a tribute to the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The track is part of the group's debut, due in early 2015.
I guess the saying everything old is new again is true because I've noticed a lot of modern videos copying iconic clips from the 80s and 90s. Now let me say I only know of the pop videos I'm discussing today because they play on repeat constantly at the gym. So I have to hear these songs constantly. Now let me say that I love the video below for "Fancy" because it's based on one of my favorite movies of all time, Clueless. The song is by Iggy Azalea. It's not my taste, but it was basically the biggest song of the summer, so what do I know?
Then there's Ingrid Michaelson's clip for "Girls Chase Boys." It's a remake of the Robert Palmer classic "Simply Irresistible." The song is catchy enough but not really my cup of tea. Still, I guess I appreciate the deference shown to Palmer and the 80s.
When you're talking glam specifically, Bowling for Soup made a video for their song "1985" a few years back. In part of the video, the guys in Bowling For Soup become Theatre of Pain era Motley Crue. I'm going to look at this as flattery and not mockery. So what's the deal? Is everyone just out of new ideas or what?
Mr. Big just released the song "Gotta Love The Ride" from the upcoming album The Stories We Could Tell. The album is due Sept. 30 via Frontiers.
Extreme frontman Gary Cherone recently joined Cheap Trick live on stage and the result was pretty awesome. The guys performed "Surrender" at Boston's House of Blues. You can't go wrong with Cheap Trick!