Metallica recently performed their new song "The Lords of Summer" live for the first time. The track is thrashy metal -- basically old school Metallica. Already, it seems like the Internet is divided into two camps on this one. One faction absolutely loves the track and the return to the classic sound. The other faction hates every new Metallica song period. You can go ahead and put me in the first camp. So where are you?
I'll be at the Cincinnati show! I'm a bigger Def Lep fan than KISS, but I'm excited about seeing both bands live again.
23 - West Valley UT - USANA Amphitheater
25 - Denver - Pepsi center
27 - Ridgefield WA - Sleep Train
29 - Auburn WA - Sleep Train
2 Concord - pavilion
3 Wheatland CA - Amphitheater
5 Irvine Meadows CA
6 Chula Vista - Cricket Pavilion
8 Inglewood - Forum
9 Phoenix - Akchin Pavilion
12 Austin - 360 Amphitheater
13 Dallas - Gexa Pavilion
15 Cincinnati - Riverbend
16 Nashville - Arena
18 Atlanta - Lakewood
19 Charlotte - PNC Pavilion
20 Raleigh - Pavilion
22 West Palm Beach - Amphitheater
23 Tampa - Mid Florida Amphitheater
25 Bristow VA - Jiffy Lube Live
26 Holmdel - PNC
1 Mansfield MA - Xfinity
2 Atlantic City - Boardwalk Hall
3 Camden - Susquehanna Center
5 Saratoga NY - SPAC
6 Wantagh NY - Jones Beach
8 Virginia Beach - Farm Bureau Live
9 Scranton - Montage Mountain
10 Hartford CT - Xfinity
12 Toronto - Molson Amphitheater
13 Buffalo - Darien Lake PAC
15 East Troy WI - Alpine Valley
16 Chicago - Tinley Park
17 Minneapolis - Target Center
20 Des Moines IA - Wells Fargo Arena
22 Noblesville IN - Klipsch Center
23 Detroit - DTE
24 Pittsburgh - Post Gazette Pavilion
26 Cleveland - Blossom Music Center
28 St Louis - Verizon Amphitheater
29 Tulsa - BOK Center
31 Houston - Woodlands Pavilion
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
The Pretty Maids just released a video for the song "My Soul to Take." The song is from the upcoming album Louder Than Ever due out later this month via Frontiers. I have to say, the track is one of the "glamest" sounding new songs I've heard in a long time. It's darn good.
I'm looking forward to this one. It seems like Frontiers has all the good releases these days.
Nikki Sixx married model Courtney Bingham yesterday. The couple got married in front of friends and family in a fancy spot in Los Angeles. Apparently the theme was gothic rock meets French countryside (whatever that means). People magazine has a write-up about the wedding if you're into those sorts of details.
Entertainment Tonight did some stories on Nikki and Courtney as they got prepared for their big day. I'll assume video of the wedding will be on T.V. (and thus YouTube) soon. Here's a link to one of the preview interviews.
Between these nuptials and The Final Tour, 2014 is shaping up to be a huge year for Mr. Sixx.
More summer concert news! Quiet Riot will team up with the Bulletboys, Faster Pussycat and Gilby Clarke for the Bang Your Head tour! So far, an official string of dates hasn't been announced, but Quiet Riot is announcing shows one by one on their official Facebook page.
I'm actually putting together a piece on Quiet Riot this weekend for the Dayton City Paper. Quiet Riot is playing a venue not too far from me next month, so I'll probably check it out. When the official tour routing for Bang Your Head is released, I'll post it here.