METALLICA RELEASE VIDEO FOR “MOTH INTO FLAME”

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Metallica have released a video for the song, Moth Into Flame, from their forthcoming album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, out November 18th. Watch the clip below.

Announcing the album details last month, Metallica said, “Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you.”

Metallica recently appeared on Howard Stern’s show on SiriusXM, where they performed a live set of new tracks and older classics. They also appeared at the Global Citizen festival in New York, which aired live this past weekend, on MSNBC.

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SIRIUSXM’S HAIR NATION FESTIVAL WRAPS WITH OVER 10,000 IN ATTENDANCE AT IRVINE MEADOWS AMPHITHEATRE FEATURING VINCE NEIL AND BRET MICHAELS ON SEPTEMBER 17TH

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SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival brought over 10,000 fans to Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California on Saturday, September 17th. At one of the venue’s last major rock shows, emotions were flowing throughout the night. Produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Hair Nation gave rock fans from around the globe a chance to re-live the filth of the Sunset Strip. Highlights included headline performances by Vince Neil and Bret Michaels, the reunion of LA Guns’ Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis, and an Eddie Trunk led audience “Happy Birthday” sing-a-long for Lita Ford.

At the Eddie Trunk-hosted festival, attendees were treated to performances by Vince Neil, Bret Michaels, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kix, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Vixen, Britny Fox, BulletBoys, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns’ Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’Nuff, Junkyard, Vain, Tuff, Bang Tango, Pretty Boy Floyd, Odin, Gabbie Rae, Circus of Power, and Battle of the Bands winners, The Aviators and Electric Hounds.

John Reese of SGE comments, “It feels great to be able to have rock n’ roll fans from around the world unite and dedicate one night to these era-defining rock n’ roll artists.”

SiriusXM’s Hair Nation, channel 39, aired highlights from SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival, including performances and interviews.

Here’s a sample of what press had to say about SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival:

“The SiriusXM Hair Nation Festival rocked Irvine Meadows over the weekend with the same exciting fun and flare that defined the 1980s. The first-time festival is one of the final shows on the schedule before the famed amphitheatre closes its doors for good next month. With artists on the bill such as Lita Ford, Bret Michaels and Vince Neil, it was a perfect way to celebrate the venue’s incredible 35-year run.”

– Sari Cohen, AXS.com, September 19th, 2016

“Whether you were into leather, lace, or spandex in the 1980’s, Sirius XM’s Hair Nation Festival had something for everyone that strutted into the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater on Saturday, September 17th. A near-capacity crowd was on hand to pay homage to some of the finest rock and roll bands to ever walk the Sunset Strip and nobody in attendance walked away disappointed. From newcomers on the scene like The Aviators and Electric Hound to heavyweights Vince Neil and Bret Michaels, this year’s lineup was one for the ages and surely pleased even the most discerning rock and roll aficionado.”

– Matthew Belter, Hunnypot Unlimited, September 23rd, 2016

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For more information on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival, please visit:

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All photos courtesy of Crystal Gray/SoCal Fotos

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METALLICA’S LARS ULRICH SAYS HE EATS 20 PANCAKES A DAY

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Hardeep Phull of the New York Post spoke with Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich. Excerpts of the interview appear below.

NYP: The response to new single Hardwired has been pretty positive. Do you think fans are going to feel similarly about the album Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct?

Lars Ulrich: The response in the inner circle to our album has been very positive, beyond what we expected. But, 2016 is like the Wild West in music. What happens when you put out an album is anyone’s guess. We have access to all information, and the iPhone 7 will get it to us faster than last week’s iPhone. But the downside is that everyone’s got an attention span of about nine seconds, and then it’s on to the next thing. So who knows how this album will connect?

NYP: Lyrically, Hardwired has a very pointed sense of impending doom to it. Is that the theme of the album?

Lars Ulrich: We don’t write to be topical, but there are a lot of songs that have conflict, questions, vulnerabilities, uncertainties. There’s lots of stuff for people to relate to. I haven’t quite wrapped my head around that yet, but James’ [Hetfield, Metallica’s singer-guitarist] best lyrics are usually the ones that are more ambiguous.

NYP: Drumming in Metallica can’t be easy at the age of 52. What are you doing to keep up the pace?

Lars Ulrich: Well, I go running pretty much every day for 30 to 45 minutes. That’s an expected one. But, a significant part of my diet are these oat pancakes that I eat. They’re made of egg whites, oats, fat-free yogurt and a little Stevia. That’s my carbs. It’s a recipe that comes from the French nutritionist Pierre Dukan. I eat about 20 of them a day — I’m never more than 6 feet away from a pancake at any time. It’s the fuel to the drumming in Metallica.

Read more of Lars Ulrich’s interview with the New York Post by clicking here.

source: nypost.com

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SINGER PHIL LEWIS AND GUITARIST TRACII GUNS TO RELEASE NEW MATERIAL NEXT YEAR WITH A SELECT GROUP OF LIVE SHOWS ANNOUNCED

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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. Guns to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. Guns songs such as Sex Action, Never Enough, Electric Gypsy, The Ballad Of Jayne, and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become Waking The Dead-an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including Don’t Look At Me That Way, Hellraisers Ball, and The Ballad.

“I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band’s long and checkered career,” says Lewis. “Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people’s lives, and I think it’s definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there.”

As for Guns, he’s been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band’s heaviest records, simply stating, “It’s good to be home.”

The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon.

L.A. Guns tour dates for the US & UK:

March:

3. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
4. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns online:

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Photo Credit: Ron Lyon

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SINGER/BASSIST GLENN HUGHES DEBUTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “HEAVY”

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Glenn Hughes, the legendary “Voice Of Rock,” has released the first music video from his upcoming eighth solo album, Resonate. The video for the debut single Heavy is now available worldwide and can be seen below.

The music video also features a guest appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, who also played on the track. Resonate is scheduled for release on November 4th by Frontiers Music SRL.

“It’s time to bust out the big grooves,” explains Glenn Hughes when asked about the track.

Resonate will be available in two configurations: regular cd and deluxe edition including one bonus track and DVD. The Deluxe Edition includes the bonus track Nothing’s The Same, plus a bonus DVD disc featuring the “Making of” the album documentary – Heavy (song video), and Long Time Gone (song video). A vinyl release will be made available via the Frontiers’ label partners Soulfood Music. The album is available for pre-order through Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. The single Heavy is also available on Spotify.

From album opener, Heavy, to the very last chords of the closer, Long Time Gone, Resonate promises to be a contender for “Album of the Year.” The album features his live solo band members, Soren Andersen (guitars and co-producer), Pontus Engborg (drums) and newcomer to his band, Lachy Doley (keyboards). In addition, long-time friend and drummer, Chad Smith (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), added his drumming skills to the tracks Heavy and Long Time Gone. An EPK talking about Resonate can be seen below.

Glenn Hughes online:

Official Website
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AN INSIDE LOOK AT SIRIUS/XM’S HAIR NATION FESTIVAL WITH EDDIE TRUNK

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Sari Cohen of AXS reports:

The SiriusXM Hair Nation Festival rocked Irvine Meadows over the weekend with the same exciting fun and flare that defined the 1980s. The first-time festival is one of the final shows on the schedule before the famed amphitheatre closes its doors for good next month. With artists on the bill such as Lita Ford, Bret Michaels and Vince Neil, it was a perfect way to celebrate the venue’s incredible 35-year run.

In honor of the occasion, we went behind the scenes with Hair Nation Festival host, Eddie Trunk. The Hard Rock and Heavy Metal connoisseur currently hosts Eddie Trunk Live on SiriusXM channel 39 (known as Trunk Nation); he hosted, developed and co-produced That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, and is also host of the AXS TV show Reel to Rea.

We asked the aficionado, who throughout the evening sang on stage with Slaughter and led the crowd in performing a surprise “Happy Birthday” for Lita Ford, about his perspective on this particular festival. Trunk explained about the progression of Rock music and how the songs of the ‘80s have now become this generation’s Classic Rock. “These events are a celebration of that”, he said.

…AXS asked Eddie Trunk what it is about this genre of music that he thinks resonates most with people and why a platform like this is so important. He explained, “The thing people love about the music is the combination of great melody and vocals mixed with great guitar. Unfortunately, there are a lot of great enduring songs that radio overlooks. This platform is a great way for fans to still get to see these guys live. And it’s encouraging to know that regardless of what the critics say, this music still resonates.”

…The beauty in the revival happening now is, as Eddie Trunk said, “People tend to forget how completely beat up this music got by the media and the Grunge scene in the ‘90s. It’s taken these bands 25 years to play at a place where people can celebrate their legacy instead of try to knock it down.”

Read more at AXS.

source: axs.com

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