THIRD ANNUAL “BOWL FOR RONNIE” CHARITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT WILL AUCTION OFF SLOTS ON TWO CELEBRITY TEAMS VIA EBAY NEXT WEEK

As previously reported, the third Annual Bowl For Ronnie Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California.

Competition in the Celebrity Bowling segment is shaping up as Los Angeles’ rock radio station KLOS is recruiting a bowling team, captained by drive time deejay Gary Moore, to challenge the team captained by event host Eddie Trunk, whose team took the top prize trophy last year. Last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Members of last year’s winning team are expected to bowl again this year, among them John 5, Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein. Also joining the fun this year will be former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler, Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Matt Duncan and Joey Vera of Armored Saint, Shawn Duncan and Rowan Robertson of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O’Brien, Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Chas West, Christine Devine and.comedian Bill Burr.

Individual auctions will launch next week at EBay for places on KLOS’ bowling team and on Eddie Trunk’s team. The package includes Red Carpet entry to the Bowl For Ronnie, VIP pre-party and bowling with Rock Stars.

Bowl For Ronnie participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. In addition to the celebrity bowling tournament, there will be several raffle drawings for a variety of items, among them a wine basket, tickets to the 2018 Ride For Ronnie, a signed photo of John 5, and specially-designed bowling balls and bowling pins featuring the Bowl 4 Ronnie artwork. In addition, the host venue, Pinz Bowling Center, has donated a raffle prize of a Pinz VIP Experience Bowling Party valued at $600, comprising two lanes for two hours each plus shoes for up to 10 guests and two hours in the VIP room.

The event begins at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Celebrity bowling will commence at 9PM, with fierce competition for a variety of trophies.

In additionto competing with his team, radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event. 100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

For more information, visit diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie.

Tickets are now on sale at eventbrite.com/e/bowl-for-ronnie-tickets.

Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

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IRON MAIDEN TO RELEASE “THE BOOK OF SOULS: LIVE CHAPTER” ON NOVEMBER 17TH

Warner Music will release Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during “The Book Of Souls World Tour,” which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band’s most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.

Steve comments, “We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, “‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to The Book of Souls release.

On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”

More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be available on IronMaiden.com shortly.

The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter track listing:

If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light – Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper – San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The album will replicate The Book Of Souls original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.

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REVOLUTION SAINTS POST VIDEO FOR “I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING”

The Revolution Saints featuring-Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, Dio), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees), have released the official video for the song, I Wouldn’t Change a Thing, from their forthcoming self titled album due October 13th. Watch the clip below.

To read more about this release, where to pre-order, and to watch a video for, Light In The Dark, please click here.

Light In The Dark track listing:

1. Light In The Dark
2. Freedom
3. Ride On
4. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
5. Don’s Surrender
6. Take You Down
7. The Storm Inside
8. Can’t Run Away From Love
9. Running On The Edge
10. Another Chance
11. Falling Apart
12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

Bonus DVD contents:

–Revolution Saints live at Frontiers Rock Festival (Back On My Trail, Turn Back Time, Here Forever, Locked Out Of Paradise)
–Making of Light In The Dark (documentary)
Light In The Dark (song video)
I Wouldn’t Change A Thing (song video)

For more information, please visit facebook.com/RevolutionSaints.

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SAXON TO RELEASE “DECADE OF THE EAGLE” ON NOVEMBER 17TH

Saxon will release Decade Of The Eagle, a deluxe anthology featuring thirty-four tracks, on November 17th through BMG.

Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band’s first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time Saxon notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles. These 4LP (180g vinyl) and 2CD deluxe editions are in a gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover. They also include new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.

Biff says, “These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront. Great times — never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.”

Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal. In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time. Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon’s work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly — this is timeless stuff.

Decade Of The Eagle track listing:

1. Stallions Of The Highway
2. Big Teaser
3. Backs To The Wall
4. Militia Guard
5. Wheels Of Steel
6. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
7. Suzie Hold On
8. Motorcycle Man (live)
9. Strong Arm Of The Law
10. Heavy Metal Thunder
11. 20,000ft (live)
12. Dallas 1PM
13. And The Bands Played On
14. Never Surrender
15. Denim And Leather
16. Fire In the Sky (live)
17. Princess Of The Night
18. Power & The Glory
19. This Town Rocks
20. The Eagle Has Landed
21. Midas Touch
22. Sailing To America
23. Crusader
24. Devil Rides Out
25. Back On The Streets
26. Rockin’ Again
27. Rock N’ Roll Gypsy
28. Broken Heroes
29. Waiting For The Night
30. Rock The Nations
31. Northern Lady
32. Battle Cry
33. Ride Like The Wind
34. Red Alert

To pre-order Decade Of The Eagle, please visit title

The band’s new album, Thunderbolt, is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2018.

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JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT” ON JANUARY 12TH

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12th, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, Satriani revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI. There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Visit lnk.to/WHN for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot. Satriani is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with Satriani going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, Energy, to the majestic crunch of Thunder High On The Mountain, and the easy, sensual cords of Smooth Soul. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from Satriani’s other work.

Since its debut in 1996, Satriani’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” he says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by Satriani’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback. Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7th. The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on Satriani’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter here.

What Happens NextTrack Listing:

1 – Energy
2 – Catbot
3 – Thunder High On The Mountain
4 – Cherry Blossoms
5 – Righteous
6 – Smooth Soul
7 – Headrush
8 – Looper
9 – What Happens Next
10 – Super Funky Badass
11 – Invisible
12 – Forever And Ever

2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:

January:

11 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
12 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
13 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV
14 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
16 Delta Hall at Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT *
17 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV
18 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ *
19 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
20 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA
21 Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson, AZ *
24 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
25 Uptown Theater Kansas City MO *
26 The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory Irving, TX *
27 Austin City Limits – Moody Theater Austin, TX
28 Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Houston, TX *
30 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL *
31 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL *

February:

1 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Pompano Beach, FL*
2 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers, FL *
3 Mahaffey Theater St. Petersberg, FL *
6 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
8 Toyota Presents Oakdale Wallingford, CT *
9 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY *
10 Palace Theatre Albany, NY *
11 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA *
14 Warner Theatre Washington, DC *
15 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
16 Beacon Theatre New York, NY *
17 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA
18 New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ *
20 Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY *
21 Massey Hall Toronto, ONT
22 Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH
23 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL *
24 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
25 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI

(All dates on sale September 22nd except * on-sale October 6th)
More Dates TBA

To follow Joe Satriani:

Official Website
Facebook
Instagram
Youtube
Chickenfoot Twitter

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ICONIC METAL MUSICIANS AND INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES INDUCTED INTO THE “HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY” ON JANUARY 24TH, 2018

Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at the Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove, Anaheim CA. Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event.

An All-Star Jam, and surprise artists will part of the ceremony. Budderside will perform as special guest. Proceeds to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

The 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

Bill Ward (Black Sabbath, Ward One)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Michael Schenker, Paul Stanley), Special Induction by Vinny Appice
Anvil
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Rudess/Morgenstein, Liquid Tension Experiment)
Riot
Munsey Ricci (President, Skateboard Marketing)
Exodus
Sammy Ash (COO Sam Ash Music)
Elliott Rubinson (Dean Guitars, with Evan Rubinson and family accepting the Induction)
Plus an All- Star Jam and Surprise Guests!!

Schedule of Events:

5:00PM – 6:00PM: Red Carpet
6:00PM – 6:30PM: Press Conference (Private)
6:00PM: General Admission
7:00PM – 7:45PM: Budderside
8:00PM – 9:30 PM: Induction Ceremony
9:00PM – 9:30 PM: Intermission / Budderside
9:30PM- Induction Ceremony
All Star Jam To Follow

Be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal, for more information and to purchase tickets, please visit, thehallofheavymetalhistory.org. General Admission Seating, $34.99

Sponsors include: Pepsi, Zildjian Cymbals, TotalRock.com, Metaltalk.net, Modern Drummer, ProMark Drumsticks, Riola Design, Marshall Amps.

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