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Thursday
Aug042016

ShipRocked Adds More Bands; Waiting List Open

 

Despite selling out in just one week after staterooms went on sale to the public in May, ShipRocked 2017 continues to add to its stellar lineup. ShipRocked veterans Art of Dying, Stitched Up Heart and Letters From The Fire, as well as first-timers Living Sacrifice and Them Guns, join a lineup that features headliner Breaking Benjamin, along with Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil and more. ShipRocked 2017 sails January 16-20, 2017 from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands onboard Carnival Victory.

In addition, ShipRocked's own all-star band The Stowaways and its revolving cast of special guests will once again be pulling out all the stops with classic hits, unexpected surprises, and a roster of performers that can't be seen anywhere else. The initial roster for the 2017 edition of The Stowaways has been revealed, including Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda), Josh Todd and Stevie Dacanay (Buckcherry), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Doug Robb and Chris Hesse (Hoobastank), Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Madame Mayhem, Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), Lukas Rossi and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method), Joey & Jorge Dueñas (Unloco), andRob Caggiano (Volbeat).

Those who would like to make a reservation for ShipRocked 2017 can join the waiting list by visiting www.ShipRocked.com.

The full lineup for ShipRocked 2017 is as follows: Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways, 12 Stones, Another Lost Year, Art of Dying, Avatar, Cane Hill, Crobot, The Dead Deads, From Ashes To New, Lacey Sturm, Letters From The Fire, Living Sacrifice, Monster Truck, Mothership, Shaman's Harvest, Stitched Up Heart, Them Guns, and Wilson, plus the comedy of Big Jay Oakerson; D.J. Lippy Rage; The S.D.R. Sideshow; with ringmasters Kayla Riley of SiriusXM's Octane and Ralph Sutton of The Tour Bus Radio.

Additional details about ShipRocked 2017 theme nights and onboard activities will be available in the coming months at www.ShipRocked.com.

Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with unique performances and musical collaborations that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. ShipRocked onboard and beach activities include photo meet and greets with band members, poolside games, artist Q&A sessions, trivia challenges, game shows, parties, contests and more. The ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction has raised nearly $500,000 to date for innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer.

 


Wednesday
Aug032016

If I Lived In Los Angeles...

I'm a vegetarian. I've been a non-meat eater for over two decades now. This doesn't preclude me from wanting to hang out at the famous Canter's Deli in Los Angeles. Marc Canter was a young photographer and best bud with Slash. So Marc watched GnR form and get famous and of course the band hung out at Canter's Deli. Well, now the deli is hosting an exhibit of the band's photos over the years. This is very cool. Wish I could see it.


Tuesday
Aug022016

Mini RATT 'Reunion' Sparks Questions

Three original members of RATT reunited over the weekend for Lonn Friend's birthday party out in California. Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier were joined by Carlos Cavazo and drummer Greg D’Angelo for the night. (D'Angelo plays with Pearcy's solo band). Now, does this mean a reunion (without Bobby Blotzer) is coming soon? Perhaps. Or maybe this was nothing at all except some guys getting together for cake. Thoughts? (Photo below from Pearcy's Facebook).


Monday
Aug012016

Before Motley Crue, There Was Whitehorse

Before he was in Motley Crue, Mick Mars was in a band called Whitehorse. Some old audio clips and photos of that band's performances have been popping up on YouTube lately. Here's Whitehorse doing a cover of "Blowin' Free" way back in 1974. Very cool, vintage stuff for a Monday.


Sunday
Jul312016

Christmas In July

Happy last day of July.

I can't believe how fast summer is going. Soon, the stores will all be stocked with Halloween costumes and the Christmas trees won't be far behind. To that end, The Bomb Factory, a club in Texas, just announced a holiday show with a lot of awesome glam bands including Kix and Slaughter. Hair Metal Holiday goes down Saturday, December 10. Tickets start at $30 and go up to $400.

The Bomb Factory is located in Deep Ellum, Texas (this is near Dallas).

 

Saturday
Jul302016

'We're Not Gonna Take It' Acoustic Version 

Dee Snider has just released an acoustic version of "We're Not Gonna Take It" as part of his campaign for musician's rights. The song is being used as the official anthem of The Recording Academy's advocacy efforts.


Snider is demanding fair compensation for musicians and wants congress to look at fixing compensation for musicians in the digital age. Songwriters get below market value for their work and musicians aren't getting royalties off radio play of their tracks. The Fair Play Fair Act would change this. You can read more about the act via musicFIRST.


The acoustic version of "We're Not Gonna Take It" will appear on Dee Snider's upcoming solo album We Are The Ones due in October.


Friday
Jul292016

It's Happening: Poison and Def Leppard To Tour

Poison and Def Leppard will tour together in 2017. Poison frontman Bret Michaels broke the news during an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune. Poison hasn't done a full tour since 2012. I can't believe Def Leppard is going back out on the road again next summer, but hey, more power to them. I wonder if it will be a co-headline run? Maybe the bands will switch off each night.

I'll definitely be going to this tour if it comes near me. Now I'm kind of glad I skipped Def Leppard in Cincinnati earlier this month. What do you think?


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