Modern Vintage, Sixx:A.M.'s highly anticipated third album, hits stores tomorrow. The band will celebrate the release with their first live performance in 5 years. The trio will perform for iHeartRadio Live at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles.
LISTEN LIVE: The show can also be heard via exclusive radio broadcast from 7 – 7:30 PM PST on iHeartMedia Mainstream and Active Rock stations around the country.
This will be the only live SIXX: A.M. performance of the year.
Drummer Nea Forslund, all of 12 years old, just had the thrill of a lifetime at a recent Uli Jon Roth gig in Denmark. Uli welcomed the girl to the stage to sit in on "Hell Cat" and basically, it's awesome. Give Nea a decade, she'll be selling rock albums of her own band.
Surprise! Steel Panther just dropped a video for their song "Pussywhipped" from their new album All You Can Eat. I literally have nothing to add - learn everything you need to know about this one by watching the clip. If you're lucky, you'll catch Steel Panther on tour with Judas Priest. The tour isn't coming anywhere near me, but if you get a chance to see both bands on the same bill, take it!
You can listen to the full album stream of SIXX: A.M.'s upcoming new album Modern Vintage on the Eleven Seven YouTube page. Buy the album on October 7. Happy Friday!
I recently wrote a feature on the Carnival of Death tour for the Dayton City Paper. I know some of you guys really like heavy bands in addition to Glam, so I thought I'd share here.
"We’re quite satisfied with what we’ve seen our crowds do!” Suffocation bassist Derek Boyer excitedly told Dayton City Paper.
“We love to see interaction while we are performing: sick pits, stage diving, loud screaming and chanting. Dayton won’t let us down!”
Death metal fans, rise up! Just in time for fall, the Carnival of Death Tour is rolling through Dayton. The tour features a bill of death metal mainstays from across the country, and then some, including a double-headline bill of Kataklysm (of Monteral, Canada) and Long Island, NY’s Suffocation, plus Jungle Rot (Wisconsin), Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding (both from New York).
Internal Bleeding and Suffocation are often cited as two of the earliest precursors of the slam death metal style.
Read: this is not a bill for the faint of heart!
The riffs will be heavy, the shows will be hot.
The package rolls into Oddbody’s Music Room on Monday, Oct. 6.
If you’re into death metal even just a little, then you probably recognize every name on the bill.
All the bands have been together for a long time – decades in some cases. And all those years as a band equal a ton of experience, both in the studio and on the stage. The guys in Suffocation are ready to bring that experience – and energy – to Ohio, especially Dayton. That’s because the Gem City is a special place for metal bands to perform.
The local scene is pretty strong and the fans that come out to shows are loyal.
“Ohio has always had an awesome scene, ever since the ’90s,” Boyer said with excitement. “With a bunch of bands coming out of Ohio and the Ohio Death Fest, Ohio has become a great stop for tours and traveling fests.”
"Eleanor Rigby" happens to be my favorite Beatles tune. Imagine my surprise when Alice Cooper released a video of the song yesterday. Alice did the cover for the upcoming album The Art of McCartney, due November 18. The amazing thing here is just how well Alice's voice fits the song - it's like "Eleanor Rigby" was written for him! I enjoyed this cover and I hope you do, too.
On Saturday night, I saw the Bret Michaels Band at J.D. Legends in Franklin, Ohio. The venue was pretty close to my house, so going to the show was a no brainer. I have to say I've never been at a venue like J.D. Legends before. It's a bowling alley, restaurant, sand volleyball pit and concert venue all in one... and yes, I had to stand in sand for the show. I didn't know that or I would have worn different shoes!
Bret played all the songs you'd expect: the Poison hits, plus a couple covers like "Sweet Home Alabama." Bret talked a lot to the crowd and mentioned how his meet and greets help fund charities like Wound Warriors and diabetes camp for kids.
The people watching was pretty epic, as you might imagine. Just think: drunk folks trying to walk in sand! The giant walls, the sand, and cops waving flashlights at everyone made it seem like we were at a show in a prison yard.
Bret sounded good, better than the last time I remember, but the guitars all sounded "tinny." There just wasn't a fat sound, which sort of sucked. And Bret didn't play for very long, and considering the tickets were $36 each, I could have used a couple more songs.
In the end, it was good to be out in the great weather on a Saturday night and I got to see some old friends too. Can't beat that - even if the Miller Lite was $9.50 each!