KIX is finally out with their first album of new material in, well, forever. Rock Your Face Off was officially released yesterday and the album is already blowing up the Amazon top seller list! You need to do your part to help KIX too, so make sure you hit up Amazon or iTunes and buy the record - it's like only $8 bucks. I haven't had enough time with the songs to do a proper review, so that will come in due time. For now, you can check out a full album stream on Loudwire.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that Stereogum picked Rock Your Face Off as album of the week. Of course the snobs in the comments section didn't appreciate the pick or the awesomeness that is KIX but I think you guys know what you need to do: get thee to Stereogum and school the hipsters!
Christian and I always talked about doing Wacken Open Air together someday. At this point in my life, I doubt it will happen. The fact is, we're all getting older and vacation days are precious and I'm not sure I can convince my husband to camp with Christian and me in the middle of a field in Germany, even if I did get there using airline miles! Still, I always enjoy checking out the Wacken lineup and reading show reviews. This past weekend, the fest was even streamed live on the internet, so I got to watch some of it in my jammies - no camping necessary! Imagine my surprise when the news hit that Wacken Open Air sold out the entire 2015 festival in - wait for it - 12 hours. That is freaking bonkers. We're talking about 75,000 tickets here for bands that aren't exactly on the radio. This news gives me faith in humanity!
Here are the bands confirmed for next year so far:
This festival trailer is awesome and totally made me a little weepy. I love big vacations wrapped around a music fest. Oh, to dream!
Phil Collen recently joined KISS on stage for a performance of "Deuce." The creepy lick happens at about the 50 second mark.
Once again, Johnny Depp joins Aerosmith on stage. They all played "Big Ten Inch Record" at the Inglewood, California show on July 30. I'm so glad I got to see this tour last month. I have to say I think Johnny Depp should totally take a break from acting and just try rock star for awhile. He has that natural rock star swagger!