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SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival Announced

Might as well just post the official release on this one. The top level VIP is $3,000 a person which is nuts. Please don't spend that much money on this. A regular ticket will do just fine, I promise! Also, how long before Tracii Guns is back in LA Guns?


SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is set for Saturday, September 17 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California. Eddie Trunk made the announcement with special guest Bret Michaels live on his SiriusXM show Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk on Sirius XM’s Hair Nation channel on Monday, April 18.

 Rock fans from around the globe are invited to re-live the filth of the Sunset Strip for one night only at SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival. The current music lineup is as follows: Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kix, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Vixen, Britny Fox, BulletBoys, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, Loudness, Junkyard, Vain, Tuff, Bang Tango, Pretty Boy Floyd, Odin, Gabbie Rae, and Circus of Power. The festival will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.

Vince Neil  says, “I can’t wait to perform back in Southern California where it all started for me. This is a big kick ass event and I’m gonna pull out all the stops on this one. What a great lineup, in a great venue… see you in September. Be there!”

Eddie Trunk adds, “I'm truly honored to host the first ever Hair Nation show. As a lifelong fan, friend and supporter of so many of these bands on radio and TV it's great to see them have their own event to celebrate their decades of great music.”

SiriusXM will broadcast performances, as well as backstage interviews with artists, from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel, via satellite on channel 39 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at The broadcast will air the weekend of September 24.

General Admission and VIP tickets for SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10:00 AM PT via and start at just $15 (plus fees).

SiriusXM listeners will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public via a SiriusXM Ticket Presale from Wednesday, April 20 at 10am PT to Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 PM PT.

A limited number of exclusive experiences and VIP opportunities are available for purchase, including access to one or more VIP Lounges at the festival, premier seating and VIP restrooms, with some of the packages including exclusive meet & greet and photo opportunities with select bands, front row tickets, and more. 

Information and pricing on all packages and experiences, including NOBODY RIDES FOR FREE, YOUTH GONE WILD, MEET & GREET VIP, FRONT ROW ULTIMATE VIP, and BOOZE CRUISE TRAVEL PACKAGE + FRONT ROW ULTIMATE VIP, is available at


SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and will feature nonstop music on two stages, including a rotating main stage with back-to-back performances, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, and more.


Bret Michaels, Buckcherry To Headline Laconiafest

I've never been to New Hampshire but Laconiafest sure would be a good reason to visit. Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent, Buckcherry, Lita Ford, LA Guns and much more will play the fest June 11-19. I don't own or even know how to ride a motorcycle, but shoot, this sounds like a fun time. Tickets on sale now.


Watch Angus Young On Stage With Guns n' Roses

Guns n' Roses headlined Coachella on Saturday. That was the same day we learned that Axl Rose would, in fact, be taking over vocal duties for the rest of the AC/DC tour. To celebrate this news, Angus Young joined Guns n' Roses on stage. Awesome sauce.


New SIXX: A.M. Single 'Prayers For The Damned'

Listen to the new SIXX: A.M. single "Prayers for the Damned" by clicking the Tweet or YouTube link below. The song is the title track from the band's upcoming new album, due April 29. You can pre-order now on Amazon for under $8.


Axl Rose Confirmed As AC/DC Replacement 

Welp. I just didn't believe the rumors, but here it is: a rep for AC/DC has apparently confirmed that Axl Rose will take over vocal duties from Brian Johnson. Johnson can't tour anymore because his hearing is nearly gone. Axl will help AC/DC finish their remaining tour dates. Here's the statement:

“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”


Get Well Paul!

Yikes! Paul Stanley tore his bicep tendon and had to have it surgically repaired. Hope he's back on the guitar soon.


Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock Releases 'On A Mission: Live In Madrid'

Undoubtedly, one of the most intriguing tours of recent times for fans of classic rock and hard rock was when legendary guitarist Michael Schenker reunited with his former Scorpions bandmates, bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell, for a worldwide jaunt. And on May 6th, one of the standout performances of the entire tour will serve as the basis of a new CD and DVD release, 'On a Mission: Live in Madrid.' 
Recorded and filmed at the Joy Eslava in Madrid on November 19, 2015 (and also featuring singer Doogie White and guitarist/keyboardist Wayne Findlay), all phases of Schenker's long and winding career are touched upon, including UFO ("Lights Out"), the Scorpions ("Coast to Coast"), MSG ("Victim of Illusion"), and Temple of Rock ("Live and Let Die"), including several special surprises, such as a reading of the Scorpions' biggest hit, "Rock You Like a Hurricane."

And in addition to being available for purchase via the following formats - double-CD, Blu-ray, and DVD, there will be a limited edition "collector's box" (limited to only 5000 copies worldwide), which will include the double CD and 2 Blu-rays, including extensive bonus material: rehearsal; the tour starts; outside the theater; soundcheck; Michael and his guitars. Also included will be a booklet including unique and exclusive biographies, written by the musicians themselves. 
Pre-orders are now being taken at the MVD Shop ( and on Amazon ( for the CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and Limited Deluxe Edition (2 CD + 2 Blu-ray) versions.
Relive one of Schenker's best-ever tours with the arrival of 'On a Mission: Live in Madrid'!
CD Track Listing:
Disc: 1 

  1. Ocean Odyssey - Intro
  2. Doctor Doctor
  3. Live And Let Live
  4. Lights Out 
  5. Where The Wild Winds Blow
  6. Natural Thing
  7. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  8. Victim Of Illusion
  9. Lovedrive
  10. Coast To Coast 
  11. Vigilante Man
  12. Rock My Nights Away
Disc: 2 
  1. Saviour Machine
  2. Too Hot To Handle
  3. Only You Can Rock Me
  4. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
  5. Rock You Like A Hurricane 
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. Horizons
  8. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  9. Communion
  10. Blackout
DVD Track Listing:
Ocean Odyssey - Intro
Doctor Doctor
Live And Let Live
Lights Out 
Where the Wild Winds Blow
Natural Thing
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Victim Of Illusion
Coast To Coast 
Vigilante Man
Rock My Nights AwaySaviour Machine
Too Hot To Handle
Only You Can Rock Me
Lord of the Lost and Lonely
Rock You Like A Hurricane 
Rock Bottom
Attack Of The Mad Axeman
Searching For Freedom - Outro
Bonus Materials:
Outside the theatre
Soundcheck sketches
Additional Bonus Materials Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition:
The tour starts
Michael and his guitars
Individual Interviews With Band Members