Motley Crue just started The Final Tour a few days ago. The band kicked off the tour in Grand Rapids and the reviews are horrid. Apparently the show was a train wreck. Anyway, a piece of news was that Motley performed their new song "All Bad Things Must End" during the show. It's hard to hear what Vince Neil is saying at the beginning of the song, but the audio clears up midway through (or else he just projects better). At any rate, the song just seems kind of mediocre at best. But we'll see - I'm sure I'll learn to love it.
Happy July 4th!
The other day we talked about the upcoming Motley Crue country tribute album. Now, there's a bluegrass cover of Dio's "Holy Diver." I'm actually a fan of bluegrass. Alison Krauss + Union Station is one of my favorite acts! But, this Dio cover is a little odd. The cover was done by Steve n' Seagulls.
And for fun, my favorite Alison Krauss + Union Station song, "Restless" from my top five favorite album of all time, Lonely Runs Both Ways.
The tour buses used by Styx and Foreigner caught fire yesterday. The buses were actually parked at the time of the fire.
Apparently the buses that were damaged were for the crew and not band members. The good news is that no one was hurt and no gear was destroyed. No word on the cause. Styx and Foreigner are on the road together, touring under the umbrella of "The Soundtrack of Summer."
The bands play tonight in New Jersey.
Here's an aerial picture of the fire, courtesy of Twitter and TMZ.com. I'm just glad no one was hurt!
I literally know next to nothing about country music. What I do know is that country is the most popular form of music in America right now. Justin Moore is apparently a pretty famous country performer. He covered Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home" for the upcoming album Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe. Anyway, Vince Neil appears in the video and song with Justin for a little bit. Even more shocking is that the rest of Motley make a cameo in the video, too.
There's a "behind-the-scenes" clip to promote the single and video. I literally cracked up at about 2:56. The look on Nikki Sixx's face while watching Vince perform with Justin Moore is pretty classic.
Honestly, I'll probably get the cover album. Rascal Flatts got the short end of the stick with "Kickstart My Heart" but I really want to hear Cassadee Pope and Robin Zander do "The Animal In Me." Cassadee was a metalcore and rock singer before jumping ship for country.
One of our perennial faves, David Lee Roth, just released a video clip for his performance with the Kabuki Orchestra doing "The Oo-oka River Blues."
The performance is from the Onkio Haus in Tokyo, Japan. Roth splits his time between Japan and America. I give David Lee Roth a lot of props for sharing his love of Japanese culture through various video clips, some straight music and others funny or quirky.
Ok Accept fans: a new video for your Sunday viewing pleasure. The band just released a video for the track "Stampede" off the upcoming album Blind Rage. The album comes out in August and Accept will tour Europe in September.