HOOKERS & BLOW RECRUIT EX TYPE O NEGATIVE/ DANZIG DRUMMER JOHNNY KELLY FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, DATES ANNOUNCED

hookers&blow400 Hookers & Blow – Announce ex Type O Negative and Current Danzig Drummer Johnny Kelly as for it 10th Anniversary East Coast Tour.

The band featuring Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi will be celebrating the band’s 10th Anniversary starting on September 5th at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and September 6th at Count’s Vamped in Las Vegas, NV.

The band is also excited to add longtime friend and world renowned stand-up comic Don Jamison (VH1′s That Metal Show) as the “Master of Ceremonies” for their upcoming East Coast dates in October. Rounding out the HN’B line-up will be W.A.S.P. & Hotel Diablo bassist Mike Duda, Ace Frehley drummer Matt Starr and an array of special guest players.

“This band has always been mostly a Joke” says Grossi “We figured after doing this for 10 years it would be cool to celebrate by adding our buddy Don into the mix who actually tells Jokes for a living….”

Hookers & Blow hosted two residencies at the landmark Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood in 2013 with guest musicians that included members of Marilyn Manson, The Cult, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., Ignite, Alice Cooper, T.S.O.L, Ace Frehley and more. For more info, please visit facebook.com/HNBM.

Hookers & Blow tour dates:

9/5 The Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA (Matt Starr on drums)
9/6 Count’s Vamped Las Vegas, NV (Matt Starr on drums)

10/10 Obsessinn’s Ottawa, Canada (Alex & Dizzy only)
10/11 The Rockpile Toronto, Canada (Alex & Dizzy Reed only)
10/14 The Bowery Electric New York, NY w/ Don Jamieson
10/15 TBA Worcester, MA w/ Don Jamieson
10/16 1150 Oak Bar and Grill Cranston, RI w/ Don Jamieson
10/17 The Legendary Dobbs Concert Hall Philadelphia, PA w/ Don Jamieson
10/18 Thw Fish Head Cantina Halethorpe, MD w/ Don Jamieson
10/19 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ w/ Don Jamieson

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES

Happy-birthday-cupcake-photography-8-400x400 I just wanted to personally thank all the posters who wished me a “Happy Birthday” in the back end, and since I don’t have a Twitter or Facebook, I had no choice but to post it here.

Your comments and thoughts are always greatly appreciated and mean a lot to me (unless they are abusive and rude-LOL!)

Cheers,
Dana from EddieTrunk.com :)

DRUMMER PHIL RUDD ON AC/DC’S FUTURE: ‘WE’LL PROBABLY ALL HAVE TO BE DEAD BEFORE IT STOPS”

ac:dc400 Although original AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has taken leave from the band while fighting illness, AC/DC have recorded a new album and plan to tour. In a new interview with Australia’s Today Show, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd not only confirmed his desire to keep going, but declared that “we’ll probably all have to be dead before it stops.”

Earlier this year, rumors of Malcolm Young’s ill health began to circulate. A stroke, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer’s have all been blamed for Malcolm’s break from the band, but the Young family has chosen to keep the guitarist’s health issues private.

While speaking to Australia’s Today Show, Rudd professed himself as “the best live rock drummer who has ever walked the planet” and AC/DC as “the best band in the world.” In addition to Rudd’s claims, the drummer spoke about AC/DC’s future. “There will be another tour, and I’ll be on it. And when there’s another one, I’ll be on that. And another record, I’ll be on that. It’ll go until it dies. We’ll probably all have to be dead before it stops, you know what I’m saying? You’ll never stop Angus [Young], mate.”

Phil Rudd will release his first will release his first solo album, Head Job, on August 29th. The lyric video for the song Repo Man can be heard here.

additional source: Lowudwire via noisecreep.com

WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCE NIGHT RANGER’S JOEL HOEKSTRA AS THEIR NEW GUITARIST

davidcoverdale andjoelhoekstra600 Whitesnake has officially announced their new guitar player, New York’s own, Joel Hoekstra.

Whitesnake frontman, David Coverdale has posted the following message:

“Ladies & Gentlemen…Boys & Girls…Your Attention, Please…:)

One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band, was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona.

Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug’s replacement in Whitesnake.

We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th. 2014.

Joel is currently fulfilling his remaining tour dates with Night Ranger.

We sincerely thank you all for your patience & understanding…& so, without further ado, we ask you to welcome, as we have done, our exceptionally gifted new Snake Brother…

JOEL HOEKSTRA…Guitarist Extraordinaire

~David Coverdale’

Hoekstra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the band, is looking forward to rocking with you all soon. To read about all the band’s he has worked with, please click here.

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ORIGINAL KISS GUITARIST ON HIS FORMER BANDMATE GENE SIMMONS: “I DON’T THINK HE MAKES ANY SENSE”

Acefrehley400 Ace Frehley believes Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has “alienated just about everybody on the planet” with his recent comments on depression, addiction and poverty. And the guitarist has predicted his former colleague could next turn on gay people – all because he doesn’t understand the human condition.

His comments stem from Simmons’ incendiary comments about depression, when he claimed his message to anyone preparing to take their own lives was, “Fuck you, then kill yourself.” He later apologized for his statements.

Now Frehley tells Artisan News Service, “First he attacks immigrants, then he belittles poor people by saying, ‘Be nice to the rich people because we’re the ones that give you jobs.’ Then he attacks people with depression, alcoholics, drug addicts. The only thing left for him to do is to attack the whole gay movement. I’ve heard him do that in private, so that’s probably still yet to come.”

The guitarist argues Simmons isn’t as clever as he likes to think. “I don’t think he makes any sense,” he reflects. “He prides himself on being such an intellectual, he brags about being able to speak seven languages, but when it comes to being knowledgeable about the human condition – depression is a very serious disease.

I’ve suffered from it, I know my daughter suffers from it. Alcoholism is a disease, so is drug addiction; it’s the disease of addiction. Many people are born that way – and Gene just seems ignorant of that whole fact. I think it’s time for Gene to go back to school and get educated in the health field.”

source: classicrockmagazine.com

ANTHRAX’S CHARLIE BENANTE TAKES THE ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Anthrax - 2011 When Anthrax headlined the Rock Al Parquet 2014 Festival in Bogota, Colombia, the band’s drummer Charlie Benate took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – in front of more than 140,000 screaming fans.

Mike Portnoy had challenged Charlie, and he accepted, in large part because Mike Wright, the father of his friend Brandon Wright, has had ALS for 10 years – so this was personal.

Bandmates Joey Belladonna and Frank Bello did the dousing, and afterwards Benante nominated Philip H. Anselmo, Sepultura’s Andreas Kisser and music producer Jay Ruston, who produced Anthrax’ Worship Music, to do the challenge.

Anthrax’s live DVD, Chile On Hell, will be released on September 16th through Megaforce.

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM “RIDE ON” DUE OCTOBER 7TH, LYRIC VIDEO FOR “MONSTER IN ME” POSTED ONLINE

texashippecoalition400 Texas has been known for many things through the years and Texas Hippie Coalition is just the next commodity from the great Lone Star State. The band of outlaws return with their unique blend of “Red Dirt Metal” with their latest release Ride On. The album will be released on October 7th through Carved Records/Caroline Distribution. From the guttural laugh on album opener El Diablo Rojo to the chugging outro of closer I Am The End, it is clear Texas Hippie Coalition are back with a vengeance. The band is comprised of one of hard rock’s most engaging frontmen Big Dad Ritch on vocals, Cord Pool on guitars, John Exall on bass guitar and Timmy Braun on drums. Ride On proves Texas Hippie Coalition is taking it to the next level and looking to recruit new outlaws to join them on their musical adventure.

“It’s like Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top had a child, and Pantera ended up raising it,” exclaims Big Dad Ritch. “We’re Red Dirt Metal. That’s a flag we wave high. There wasn’t a line formed for us, so I created a line and jumped to the front of that bad boy. Ride On is the best example of what we do.”

The first single released from Ride On is the southern rocker Monster In Me. The band has released a lyric video for the song to give fans a small taste of what the new album sounds like. The video for the song can be seen below.

Ride On is available for preorder at iTunes and Amazon.

The band also launched a new website to coincide with the latest chapter in the Texas Hippie Coalition saga. The band recently finished spreading their “Red Dirt Metal” message on this year’s Mayhem Festival. They have been winning over fans and critics alike with Music Junkie Press stating, “They tore up the stage as they brought an ass whooping to the crowd.”

The tracklisting for Ride On is:

1) El Diablo Rojo
2) Splinter
3) Monster In Me
4) Go Pro
5) Rock Ain’t Dead
6) Bottom Of The Bottle
7) Rubbins Racin
8) Ride On
9) Fire In The Hole
10) I Am The End

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TED NUGENT WRAPS UP SUMMER TOUR WITH SOLD OUT SHOW BENEFITING THE “SHOW OF SUPPORT MEMORIAL” FOR OUR TROOPS

TedNugentlive400 Multi-platinum guitar icon Ted Nugent rocked the house this past weekend (8/17) with a bombastic set in Midland, Texas, wrapping up his summer SHUTUP&JAM! Tour, named after his latest full-length album SHUTUP&JAM! on Frontiers Records.

Nugent was in top form for the sold-out gig, benefiting the Show of Support Memorial for our troops.

Show of Support was honored to have Ted and his band help us kick off our campaign to construct a memorial to honor those who have fought in this Global War on Terror and also to memorialize the four heroes we lost on 11-15-12,” stated show organizer Terry Johnson. “Ted brought a message of support for all who serve, and a call out to everyone in our sold out, packed audience to stand up for America.”

Throughout the summer, Nugent’s 35-date SHUTUP&JAM! tour has garnered glowing reviews for live performances at venues across the country and on July 19in Detroit, Nugent performed his 6,500th gig.

Nugent’s album, SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. The album features an epic lead vocal duet between Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar for the lead single She’s Gone, which peaked at #2 on “Classic Rock” radio chart.

SHUTUP&JAM! is available on Amazon and iTunes. In the U.S., fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!–featuring the exclusive bonus track Johnny B. Goode Forever–only at Best Buy.

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AEROSMITH GUITARIST JOE PERRY TO RELEASE HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON OCTOBER 7TH, ANNOUNCES SOME BOOK SIGNINGS

joeperry400 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will release his long-awaited memoir, Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith, on October 7th through Simon & Schuster and available for preorder at Amazon.

Perry has also announced some book signings. They are as follows:

October:

7 Barnes & Noble – Union Square, New York, NY
9 Brookline Booksmith – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
13 Anderson’s Bookshop – The Standard Club, Chicago IL
15 Barnes & Noble – The Grove, Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA
More signings TBA.

In the tradition of the mega-bestseller Life by Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he cofounded in 1970—which is still going strong today.

Before the platinum records or the Super Bowl half-time show or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Perry was a boy growing up in small-town Massachusetts. He idolized Jacques Cousteau and built his own diving rig that he used to explore a local lake. He dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. But Perry’s neighbors had teenage sons, and those sons had electric guitars, and the noise he heard when they started playing would change his life.

The guitar became his passion, an object of lust, an outlet for his restlessness and his rebellious soul. That passion quickly blossomed into an obsession, and he got a band together. One night after a performance he met a brash young musician named Steven Tyler; before long, Aerosmith was born. What happened over the next forty-five years has become the stuff of legend: the knockdown, drag-out, band-splintering fights; the drugs, the booze, the rehab; the packed arenas and timeless hits; the reconciliations and the comebacks.

Rocks is an unusually searching memoir of a life that spans from the top of the world to the bottom of the barrel—several times. It is a study of endurance and brotherhood, with Perry providing remarkable candor about Tyler, as well as new insights into their powerful but troubled relationship. It is an insider’s portrait of the rock and roll family, featuring everyone from Jimmy Page to Alice Cooper, Bette Midler to Chuck Berry, John Belushi to Al Hirschfeld. It takes us behind the scenes at unbelievable moments such as Joe and Steven’s appearance in the movie of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (they act out the murders of Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees).

Full of humor, insight, and brutal honesty about life in and out of one of the biggest bands in the world, Rocks is the ultimate rock-and-roll epic. In Perry’s own words, it tells the whole story: “the loner’s story, the band’s story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, and the post-destructive rebirth story.”

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BUCKCHERRY’S “F@%K” EP OUT TODAY, STREAMING THE TRACK “SOMEBODY F@%KED WITH ME” ONLINE

buckcherryfyou640 Buckcherry are streaming the lead track from their Fuck EP, Somebody Fucked With Me, which can be streamed at Classic Rock Magazine.

The EP is out today (August 19th) and also features the tracks Say Fuck It, Motherfucker, I Don’t Give A Fuck, It’s A Fucking Disaster and Fist Fuck.

“This song is very special to me it represents that moment in your life when all innocence is lost and you figure out that nothing is what it seems”, says frontman Josh Todd. “It makes me feel like somebody fucked with me.”

In a recent interview with Yahoo Music, Todd added ““It’s not just some silly rock record. We put a lot of thought into it and the songs definitely have a lot of dynamics.”

source: classicrockmagazine.com