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Saxon, 'Thunderbolt' -- New Video

Saxon just released a video for the title track of their upcoming album Thunderbolt. That album is due February 2. You can pre-order the album now on Pledge Music.


BBG! - 11 Years And Counting

Today is the 11th anniversary of this website, which is pretty unreal to me. Who knew there was so much to talk about regarding glam bands?! Think of all the rumors we've discussed, like "Is Gene's hair real?" "Will Skid Row ever reunite?" "Is Nikki Sixx running for president?" (Okay, we didn't talk about that last one, but if he did and he won... would Vine Neil be invited to the inaugural?)

It's been a fun 11 years to be sure. We've seen lots of changes during that time - especially in the entertainment industry. We've lost musicians we love. Found new bands to hate. Reminisced about great shows of years gone by. Through it all, we've been together, for better or worse. Thanks for reading.


The Darkness, 'Happiness'

The Darkness has a new video out now. It's for "Happiness" from the album Pinewood Smile. It's a cute video, especially if you like cartoons. I love the guitar solo around 1:56. Glam influenced!


As The Skid Row World Turns

Welp, the Skid Row rumors are back on now, this time thanks to Sebastian Bach. In an interview yesterday, Bach said a reunion was "being put together" but then he hedged his bets a little and said it "could be" on the horizon. Happy Friday, everyone. I'm honestly laughing out loud at all this.


New Judas Priest Music!

We haven't talked about Judas Priest in a minute around here. The band will release a new album in March. That's several months from now, but you can listen to a sample of the song "Firepower" below. It's the title track to the new album. The production sounds great on this short teaser. I'm excited for the new album!


Rock and Metal Grammy Nominations Announced

Here's a list of a bunch of bands/albums/songs I don't like or own! The Grammy nominations were announced yesterday and the big categories we care about are listed below. Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica and Foo Fighters should be winners. Basically this is all a jumbled mess. It's like the powers-that-be took all the rock acts and put them in a blender and just hit "pulse." Whatever band was still sort of intact got nominated in whatever category, no worries. But then again, I'm old, so whatever. What do you think? 


Best Rock Performance:
"You Want It Darker" – Leonard Cohen
"The Promise" – Chris Cornell
"Run" – Foo Fighters
"No Good" – Kaleo
"Go to War" – Nothing More

Best Metal Performance:

"Sultan's Curse" – Mastodon
"Invisible Enemy" – August Burns Red
"Black Hoodie" – Body Count
"Forever" – Code Orange
"Clockworks" – Meshuggah

Best Rock Song:
"Atlas, Rise!" – Metallica
"Blood in the Cut" – K.Flay
"Go to War" – Nothing More
"Run" – Foo Fighters
"The Stage" – Avenged Sevenfold

Best Rock Album:
Emperor of Sand – Mastodon
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct – Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves – Nothing More
Villains – Queens of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding – The War on Drugs

Best Alternative Music Album:
Everything Now – Arcade Fire
Humanz – Gorillaz
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast – The National

Listen To 'Live In Sleaze' Now

Awhile back I posted about Crashdiet and their upcoming new album Live In Sleaze. The band has just made the entire album available on YouTube. This album features vocals by the late Dave Lepard.

Listening to this new album, you can hear a young, hungry and talented glam band give it their all. Live In Sleaze features many tracks for the Crashdiet debut Rest In Sleaze, which is one of my favorite releases, ever. You can buy Live In Sleaze online now.