JOE SATRIANI STREAMING “ON PEREGRINE WINGS” FROM HIS FORTHCOMING ALBUM “SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA,” LISTEN HERE

Joe Satriani Joe Satriani is streaming On Peregrine Wings, taken from forthcoming album Shockwave Supernova, set to be released on July 24th. Listen to it below.

“While working on a project for an animated TV show called Crystal Planet, I thought this music would be perfect for a flying character and what would it feel like to jump off a cliff and start flying,” says Joe. “There would be fear and exhilaration to be thousands of feet in the air. The movie in my head informed me on how the song developed using unusual scales and the intense velocity of the drumbeat and the crazy solo.”

To read more about Shockwave Supernova, please click here.

FAITH NO MORE DRUMMER MIKE BORDIN DISCUSSES OZZY RE-TRACKING AND SAYS “THAT WAS A REALLY KIND OF F–KED-UP THING”

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Mike Bordin of Faith No More visits at SiriusXM Studios on May 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: Mike Bordin of Faith No More visits at SiriusXM Studios on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rommel Demano/Getty Images)

Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin has spoken about his role in removing the original drum and bass tracks from Ozzy Osbourne’s first two albums.

The 2002 re-releases of Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman featured Bordin and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo – both then members of Ozzy’s solo band – in place of co-founding band members Lee Kerslake and Bob Daisley.

The controversial move was a result of legal action between the departed duo and Ozzy’s management.

Bordin recently told Radio.com, “That was a really kind of f–ked-up thing. It’s funny that no one’s actually mentioned that.

That wasn’t what I was going in expecting to do. It wasn’t the way it was presented to me at all. I never knew that – but that doesn’t lessen the fact that it happened.”

He refuses to “throw anyone under a bus” by suggesting who might be to blame, but adds, “I will say this – to hear the original guitar, bass and drum tracks in my headphones while I was recording was one of the most insane things I’ll ever experience.

I think I heard some guitar solos that I’d never heard before. There’s a reason why those albums are so good – they’re magical. Far be it from me to ever want to f–k with that.”

Kerslake and Daisley’s tracks were eventually replaced, and Bordin approves. “They had to,” he says. “It was just weird.”

Faith No More – who reunited in 2009 without original guitarist Jim Martin – just released comeback album Sol Invictus and play the Download festival at Donington next month.

additional source: classicrock.teamrock.com

VAN HALEN FRONTMAN DAVID LEE ROTH SAYS OF FORMER SINGER SAMMY HAGAR “THERE’S A CREDIBILITY ISSUE THERE,” VIDEO OF THEIR BILLBOARD AWARDS PERFORMANCE POSTED ONLIINE

davidleeroth David Lee Roth says he’ll never perform Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen songs, and says the reasons are obvious.

First, Roth was never sure about Hagar’s commitment to the work. Second, he says, the public has made it clear which edition they favor.

“Well, there’s a credibility issue there,” Roth said, back stage at the Billboard Music Awards. “Good, bad or in the middle, you know Roth means it; the other guy doesn’t. And that’s why it sold half as well — literally, Midas Bible half. Never did better than half. And why would you bring that into the proceedings? This hamburger don’t need no helper. Ain’t no rehearsing pants in my closet.”

Of course, Hagar has previously expressed his own opinion on this subject. “The difference between Dave and I in that band, besides all the other million things, is that he can’t sing any of the ‘Van Hagar’-era songs,” he explained in a 2012 interview with the Boston Phoenix (courtesy of Blabbermouth). “Maybe he could do Finish What You Started, possibly.”

Last night marked Van Halen’s first appearance at the Billboard Music Awards, which aired on ABC from Las Vegas (see the performance below). Roth just released his second project since returning to Van Halen, a live set titled Tokyo Dome in Concert. There, as with the band’s on-going concerts since his return, the setlists have focused on albums from Roth’s initial 1974–85 tenure, interspersed with songs from their 2012 comeback album A Diffferent Kind of Truth.

Hagar’s principal work with Van Halen stretched from 1985–96. Both singers had subsequent reunions with the group: Roth returned in 1996, and Hagar was back for 2003–05. Roth has fronted Van Halen ever since.

Asked about a potential studio follow up to A Different Kind of Truth, Roth struck a hopeful if non-committal stance. “I’m always writing and have written with a number of other people,” he said. “And I would always look forward to doing it again with Van Halen.”

source: ultimateclassicrock.com

EDDIE TRUNK SAYS GROWING UP MUSIC WAS THE ONLY THING HE CARED ABOUT

eddie400 Jimmie Tramel of Tulsa World reports:

Hey, all you Rocklahoma-bound people. Got something for you here:

Let’s suppose Ace Frehley had gotten a KISS-off and you helped revive his career.

Let’s suppose the band members in Twisted Sister gave each other the stink-eye for 14 years, but you talked them into reuniting for a post-9/11 benefit. It was a nifty bit of matchmaking considering that Dee Snider and the boys are still together.

Let’s suppose Axl Rose strolled into your radio studio to chill and chat for a couple of hours. The surprise visit from the Guns N’ Roses frontman came during a time when it might have been easier to land an interview with Howard Hughes.

If you had done one of those things — just one — then, dude, you did something. Can we get a cigarette-lighter salute?

But if you were responsible for all of the above (and we’ve only scratched the surface), you would, like Robert Downey Jr., be among the cooler guys in metal.

And that’s interesting because the person who did all those things was admittedly uncool.

The subject came up during a phone interview with Eddie Trunk, who hosts That Metal Show on VH1 Classic and who will again host Rocklahoma during the Memorial Day weekend music fest in Pryor.

When Trunk was growing up in New Jersey and he was of the age to be influenced, hard rock and metal pushed his buttons like nothing else. Why? He doesn’t quite know the answer, but …

“When I was a kid, I was a little bit of a guy that lived on the fringes, if you will,” he said.

“That’s kind of a common trait when it comes to this genre of music. I wasn’t in the ‘in’ crowd. I wasn’t with the cool kids. I wasn’t the guy who was always invited to the parties. I was just a little bit of an outcast at times. I just found something in this genre of music that made me feel included and got me excited and interested in it and it made me want to fight for it.”

In that way, Trunk is the Uncle Sam for “his” type of music. Uncle Eddie wants you to join him in the same way that he once joined the KISS army.

Pre-enlistment, Trunk said he was very much into pop music as a kid. Then, thanks to the AM radio in his parents’ car, he was introduced to the Raspberries.

“They had these really crushing sort of power chords over this great melody,” Trunk said. “I remember it like it was yesterday. My hair stood up. I was like ‘Wow, what is that?’ I went out and bought the first kind of ‘real’ rock record that wasn’t the Partridge Family or something and it was the Raspberries.”

Who knew Raspberries could be a gateway drug? About a year later, when Trunk was in junior high, he discovered KISS.

“And then that sent me really over the edge and that became my world for a long time,” he said. “I just got immersed in it. I loved the energy in it. I loved the rebellious attitude in it. I loved that I felt like it was kind of mine. It was my little world. It was my thing.”

Trunk became the kid in the Twisted Sister video. What do you want to do with your life? I Wanna Rock.

Music, he said, was the only thing he cared about. He said he was “horrible” in school and his grades reflected that.

“It wasn’t that I wasn’t smart,” he said. “It was just that, unless it was something that I had an interest in, I just didn’t apply myself.”

If all a kid wants to do is listen to music, there’s a good chance someone is going to tell that kid he’s never going to amount to anything. Trunk said his parents were fairly supportive, but they were also concerned. They should have been. Following a siren’s call doesn’t always end well.

Lil’ Eddie was urged to get a backup plan. Did he got one?

“Not really,” he said, laughing. “I didn’t know what I would have ended up doing if this didn’t work out. I felt pretty confident though that I would work in some area of the music business, even if it was just something like managing a record store or something, as long as it was around music. I knew that, OK, it might not work out that I would ever get on the radio or get on TV, but at least I could do something around music.”

Trunk’s odyssey nutshelled: Album reviewer for school paper. Radio station volunteer. Record store employee. Disc jockey adviser. DJ.

He took a job with a record label (Megaforce) and was VP by age 25. Then came more radio (his track record suggests he will ditch a playlist to suit his tastes) and a partnership with VH1 Classic.

Now Trunk is synonymous with the music that he loves, and he is so appreciated that rock royalty attended when Judas Priest played a private concert in his honor in 2008. “That Metal Show” launched the same year. Watch the show and you can tell (A) Trunk and his co-hosts could run-rule you in metal trivia and (B) the respect between hosts and guests is mutual.

“I have been doing this so long (that) I have a certain level of trust and connection with these artists,” Trunk said, adding that artists often do interviews where the person asking questions isn’t knowledgeable about their body of work.

“And I think that, with me, they know that’s not going to be the case. I think, on the flip side of that, though, that can hurt me at times because they also know I’m going to ask some questions or go in some areas they may not want to deal with. But, to me, that’s important and that needs to be done from time to time. It’s a little bit of a two-edged sword.”

What if this “hairy” tale had a different ending?

Would Trunk be content with, for instance, managing a record store? His response: Sure.

“However it played out, there was no master plan,” he said. “It’s funny because there are a lot of people that get into music or they get into radio because they want to try to be famous or they want their voice to be heard or they think they are going to make a lot of money or whatever the case may be. That was never the driver for me. The driver for me was just, OK, it’s another outlet for me to be able to share the music I love with other people. That’s all it was ever about. The fact that I was able to parlay it into more and stay in it for so long has certainly been great, and I am thankful for that,”

Hey, Eddie. Hopefully this doesn’t tarnish your rep, but many people consider you one of the cool kids now.

source: tulsaworld.com

MUSICIANS HONOR THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PASSING OF RONNIE JAMES DIO, VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE PERFORMANCES POSTED ONLINE

ronniejamesdiomemorialposter2015-640 At the May 16th’s free public memorial service for legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the singer’s passing, several of Dio’s former bandmates and friends spoke and performed his music. The event was also emceed by our very own Eddie Trunk.

According to blabbermouth.net, the following songs were performed at the event:

* Lisa (acoustic) – Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison (The Union Undergroung), Marty O’Brien
* Heaven & Hell (acoustic) – Great Whit
* Last In Line (acoustic) – Great White featuring Lorraine Lewis (Femme Fatale)
* Take Her – Rough Cutt (Paul Shortino, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, Matt Thorne, Dave Alford)
* Mistreated – John Payne (Asia), Rock Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Rainbow In The Dark – Gabbie Rae, Rowan Robertson (Dio), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Sign Of The Southern Cross – Ann Boleyn, Craig Goldy (Dio), Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Dokken, Great White), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Stargazer – Dio Disciples: Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta (Sweet, Heaven & Earth), Craig Goldy (Dio), Bjorn Englen (Yngwiw Malmsteen, Hellion), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC) and Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven & Hell)
* Stand Up And Shout – Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders), Chris Broderick (Megadeth, Act Of Defiance), Jimmy Bain (Dio, Rainbow) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell)

Fan-filmed video footage of the performances can be seen below.






Ronnie James Dio, real name Ronald James Padavona, was born in New Hampshire on July 10th, 1942 and passed away of stomach cancer on May 16th, 2010) at the age of 67.

IRON MAIDEN FRONTMAN BRUCE DICKINSON GIVEN A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

brucedickinson400 Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been given the all-clear following his cancer treatment.

He underwent seven weeks of medical attention a small cancerous tumor was discovered at back of Dickison’s tongue, which forced the band to put plans for their 16th album on hold.

But following a recent MRI scan, specialists have now given the singer a clean bill of health.

Dickinson says in a statement, “I would like to thank the fantastic medical team who have been treating me for the last few months, resulting in this amazing outcome. It’s been tough on my family and in many ways it was harder for them than me.

I’d also like to send a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for their kind words and thoughts. I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me.”

He continues, “Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!”

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood says the band won’t tour or play any shows until next year to allow Dickinson to get back to full fitness, although he confirms the album plans will now kick back into gear.

He reports, “For now, the focus will be on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album and that is what we will be concentrating on over the coming weeks. The release however will definitely be this year.

Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and well-being first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

additional source: classicrock.teamrock.com

DEF LEPPARD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN TO RELEASE MEMOIR ON OCTOBER 27TH

PhilCollenheadshot400 Atria Books has acquired North American and audio rights to a memoir by Phil Collen, lead guitarist for rock band Def Leppard for more than 30 years. Adrenalized: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond, written with veteran journalist and author Chris Epting and scheduled for publication on October 27th, is the first book written by a member of the group that holds claim to being one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. Featuring personal, never-before-seen photos of Collen and his band mates on stage and off, Adrenalized is a fascinating account of the failures, triumphs, challenges, and rock-hard dedication it takes to make dreams come true.

“It’s fascinating for even me to look back at my life from working in a factory at 16 years old to eventually traveling the world selling over one hundred million records and all the experiences that come with that journey,” Collen says. “I realize that there is a constant evolution of ‘me’ that is still a work in progress even as I continue to be vital and dynamic in my same occupation for the past 35 years well into my late fifties.”

In related news, the guitarist recently announced formation and release of his new blues based music project, Delta Deep, coming this summer. To find out more about this project, and to listen to a snippet of the song Bang The Lid, please click here.

Def Leppard will be touring this summer with Styx and Tesla. The 48-date outing will begin in Tampa, Florida on June 23rd and wind down in Jacksonville, Florida on October 17th.

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FORMER DIO GUITARIST CRAIG GOLDY DISCUSSES THE SINGER, LIST OF EVENTS FOR DIO’S 5TH YEAR REMEMBRANCE CELEBRATION ALSO POSTED BELOW

ronniejamesdiomemorialposter2015-640 In honoring the passing of iconic singer Ronnie James five years ago, former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy reminisces with Rock Scene Magazine. Watch the video below, he discusses Dio starting at the 2:42 mark.

In related news, as previously reported, celebrities and musicians are honoring Dio’s 5th year remembrance celebration in Los Angeles, California this weekend (May 15th-17th). Please find a list of events below.

May 15th: Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Pinz Bowling Center

12655 Ventura Boulevard

Studio City, CA 91604

Ticket Information: http://www.diocancerfund.org/bowlforronnie

Hosted by Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show, this will be an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Ronnie James Dio SUAS Cancer Fund. A silent auction will include collectible bowling pins autographed by artists such as Tenacious D, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, YES, Anthrax and Metallica and in addition to many more major items. Music will be provided by KNAC.com’s DJ Will.

May 16th: Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service and Celebration of Ronnie’s Music

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068

More info: http://www.diocancerfund.org/events/

A FREE public Memorial Service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Saturday, May 16th to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Ronnie’s passing. Several former band members and friends who worked with Ronnie over his illustrious career will be speaking and performing his music. As seating for this event is limited, if you are interested in attending, please send an email, along with your name, phone number and the number of seats to: info@diocancerfund.org

Riders will check-in at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, where they can enjoy a continental breakfast with entertainment and prizes provided by The Sound 100.3. The first 200 registered riders will receive a limited edition Ride For Ronnie challenge coin. Participants will depart from Glendale, traveling the freeways of North San Fernando Valley down to the 405 to a BBQ at Los Encinos Historical Park in Encino. The BBQ will feature great food and beverages, live music by Ronnie’s former band mates and friends, raffle prizes, live auction and more (BBQ-only tickets are available to non-riders.)

MAY 17th: Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and BBQ

Harley-Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd
Glendale, CA 91204

Pre-Registered Rider Check-In/ On-Site Registration

9:00AM – 10:45AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Kickstands Up at 11:00AM

arriving at:

12:00pm to 5:00pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark Street

Encino, CA 91436BBQ

with Live Music

Rider registration & BBQ Admission:

Rider $75

Rider & Passenger $120

BBQ General Admission $55

http://www.diocancerfund.org/rideforronnie

BBQ included for registered riders & passengers. BBQ-only tickets for non-riders are available for advance purchase.

DRUMMER BILL WARD SAYS, “OZZY FANS HATE ME, BUT THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DISLIKE ME”

billward300 Bill Ward accepts that many fans of Ozzy Osbourne hate him – and says he “supports them” in their attitude.

The drummer has been the focus of rage since he demanded a public apology from the singer over claims he was too ill to take part in Black Sabbath’s reunion of 2012.

He insists those claims are untrue – and that they were only made after he’d refused to agree to a contract he regarded as “unsignable.”

Ward tells Classic Rock Revisited, “The sickness agenda started after I wouldn’t sign the contract. In 2011, nobody said anything to me about that – they all seemed to be quite happy that I was there. My health was really good.”

He underwent shoulder surgery in 2013, and admits it was “serious shit.” But he adds, “They say, ‘He couldn’t have done it anyway because he got sick.’ That’s a bunch of bullshit. These things are unforeseeable. Ozzy has had to cancel on multiple occasions because of unforeseeable events since all this has happened.”

Asked if the dispute simply boils down to money, Ward replies, “In my particular case, yes.”

He says one of his biggest regrets is that Sabbath supporters have been split by the argument. “I am really saddened,” he continues. “All the Ozzy fans f–king hate me. My team are very concerned about the people who dislike me – but they have every right to dislike me. I actually support them in their right to dislike me. They’re entitled to their opinions. I don’t necessarily agree with them that I’m an a–hole, but if they want to call me an a–hole I will support their right to do that.”

Ward released his solo album Accountable Beasts last month and he’s nearing completion on another record, Beyond Aston. Sabbath were expected to deliver their final album and tour this year, but Ozzy recently revealed it wouldn’t happen until 2016.

source: classicrock.teamrock.com

WHILE GUITARIST TRACII GUNS SAYS AN L.A GUNS REUNION IS UNLIKELY, HE SAID WORKING WITH SINGER PHIL LEWIS AGAIN IS A POSSIBILITY

traciigunsizzypressleypodcast400 In his appearance on May 12th’s Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley, Tracii Guns opened up about everything while not only telling us that there is a Devil City Angels record in the can and they will be shooting a video in June along with Gunzo dates and new music from them in the future, but he also talked about his relationship with Phil Lewis of LA Guns.

“Phil and I never really had any real bad blood, we had some cat fights and stuff like that” Tracii said. “There is actually a little plan right now where him and Gunzo may actually do something out of the country for a minute together, so there is all kinds of possibilities, but the reality of what Phil or I would call an L.A. Guns reunion, that probably won’t ever happen. but there is good chance you will see even possibly new music from Phil and I certainly at some point. As long as we are living we certainly will be on stage again at some point together” he continued.

When asked what it was like to get on stage with him after 11 years at a Sin City Sinners gig in las Vegas, Tracii said it was very comfortable and they both do L.A. Guns very well. They had been in touch because Phil had just moved to Vegas and Tracii was living in a hotel while working a gig there for a year. Phil has since joined Gunzo on stage for Ballad Of Jayne in Vegas in April.

Tracii also talked about the early days when Axl Rose was in L.A. Guns, how Guns & Roses was formed, and the laugh that Axl got when Tracii offered his services to Gun N Roses in the early 2000’s.

He was also asked about touring as L.A. Guns and having two versions of the band. He said it never felt like L.A. Guns. When people see a guy who used to be in a band playing the music he created with different musicians in a live setting it is cool but if you are using that name and the voice is different, people want to hear the voice.

Listen to entire interview at here. Tracii joins around the 50 minute mark.