HELLYEAH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG “333” FEATURING THE LATE VINNIE PAUL’S FINAL RECORDINGS FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Hard rock stalwarts Hellyeah digitally release first track 333, from their eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul Abbott’s final recordings through Eleven Seven Music Group here. Early album pre-orders with classic merch are available here.
“Vinnie originally came up with the idea for 333,” said singer Chad Gray. “A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a drummer, but he was much more than just a badass, slamming, smashing drummer. He understood production and composition and he was very much a contributor to the writing process. This song was his baby; it belonged to and came from him. Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to actually write the lyrics, it was after Vinnie had passed. The lyrics embrace and recognize the feelings that most metal fans have. Being treated like outcasts and being judged for the way we look or dress. It’s a reminder to all the metal fans that no matter what, you will always have a place in our worldwide metal community. With that said…Welcome to the family. We’re all the root of half evil reppin’ 333.
Gray continues, “I love 333 and what it represents — being half evil. It was a part of Dime (Darrell Abbott) and (brother) Vinnie before Hellyeah was formed and very much became a part of Hellyeah as we carried the torch for Dimebag. They were both so accepting of me and many others, and they taught us to treat people with respect, dignity and humility.”
Hellyeah will perform a one-night-only special concert celebrating the life and legacy of Vinnie Paul, at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on May 11th.  The band and Live Nation will donate a portion of each ticket to the American Heart Association, in honor of Vinnie Paul. Limited amount of tickets can be purchased at: https://livemu.sc/2UouEnW.

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY RELEASE “SPOKE IN THE WHEEL” MUSIC VIDEO

Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song Spoke In The Wheel from their upcoming LP due out this spring. This is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP. Watch it below.
Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 on May 17th through Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheelis available on all streaming services today. 
Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.
Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke in the Wheel” and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.
Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.
Dates begin April 24th at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale now. See the tour itinerary, here.
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DEE SNIDER RELEASES VIDEO FOR “LIES ARE A BUSINESS”

Dee Snider just released his sixth video off his latest album For The Love Of Metal.

Snider on the song, “The socio-political message of, Lies Are a Business, is more important at this moment in time than ever before. The movement toward more controlling, all-powerful governments continues to grow and the current nightmarish situation in Venezuela is emblematic of the direction our world is sadly heading in. The incredible video for this song by award winning director Leo Liberti of Liberta Filmes truly captures my message with powerful metaphoric imagery while taking nothing away from the metallic power of the song.” 
Watch the video for Lies Are A Business, below
For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow). 

For The Love Of Metal track listing:

1. Lies Are A Business
2. Tomorrow’s No Concern
3. I am The Hurricane
4. American Made
5. Roll Over You
6. I’m Ready
7. Running Mazes
8. Mask
9. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal

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SIRIUS/XM LAUNCHES “MOTLEY CRUE WEEK” CELEBRATING “THE DIRT” MOVIE

SiriusXM announced today that legendary rock band Mötley Crüe will host an exclusive special, Mötley Crüe Week, in advance of the band’s new biopic, The Dirt.

SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel 39 will become Mötley Crüe Week March 18th-24th.  The channel takeover will feature music spanning Mötley Crüe’s entire catalogue in addition to tracks from other Sunset Strip rock bands, as well as new songs from The Dirt soundtrack before the film’s release on March 22nd.  Plus listeners can catch the world premiere of a new Mötley Crüe song on March 14th on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation channel. 

In between songs, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx will share their personal stories and memories on their meteoric rise and becoming “the world’s most notorious rock band.” Additional guest appearances on the channel will be cast members of the upcoming Netflix film, The Dirtincluding Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee in the film), Douglas Booth (playing Nikki Sixx), Daniel Webber (playing Vince Neil) and the biopic director, Jeff Tremaine. 

Mötley Crüe will also appear in a special edition of Trunk Nation LA Invasion,a live broadcast hosted by Eddie Trunk from the Rainbow Bar & Grill, on March 19th.  This exclusive event featuring interviews with members of the band and cast from the upcoming Netflix film, The Dirt,will take place on the famed Sunset Strip and airing live on SiriusXM’s VOLUME channel 106 at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET.  

SiriusXM’s Mötley Crüe Week on Hair Nation kicks off March 18th at 6 am ET and runs through Sunday, March 24th, on channel 39 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices.  

Subscribers have many options for listening to SiriusXM content in the car and also at home on a wide variety of connected devices. Learn more at www.SirusXM.com/athome

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST CURRENTLY RECORDING SECOND ALBUM AND ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER, US TOUR BEGINS APRIL 15TH

Following the release of their successful first album Resurrection, Michael Schenker Fest is currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker & Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August.

The news is bittersweet as the band recently mourned the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna.

Michael comments, “We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna – our amazing drummer and dearest friend – passing away. It’s a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music.  Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you x.”

The band also announced they will be welcoming back Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf – who each played drums in MSG – to the Michael Schenker Fest line-up.  Simon who played on the MSG debut album will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second album. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming US tour. This role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on Perfect Timing and Save Yourself. With the sudden passing of Ted Mckenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role as he had the important job of preparing for the US tour.

Michael states, “We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smooth as possible and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for Michael Schenker Fest. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue Michael Schenker Fest.”

Bodo comments, “I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances, and I’m proud to rock for him and all the Michael Schenker fans. RIP Ted.”

Michael Schenker Fest will start their US tour on April 15th at the Whisky A GO GO.  The trek will include performances in Vancouver, Chicago, and New York before concluding on May 18th in Austin. TX.

Before this kicks off, the Michael Schenker Fest family is going to tour North America:

4/15/ Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
4/16 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
4/17 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
4/19 Palace of Fine Arts – San Francisco, CA
4/20 Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA 
4/21 Revolution Hall – Portland, OR 
4/22/ Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC 
4/24 The Palace (formerly Flames Central) – Calgary, AB CANADA
4/27 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO 
4/28 The Truman – Kansas City, MO
4/30 Bourbon Hall – Louisville, KY

5/3/ The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
5/4 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
5/5 Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
5/7 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
5/9/ The Egg – Albany, NY
5/10/ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/11 Irving Plaza – New York City, NY
5/12/ The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY 
5/14 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
5/15 The National – Richmond, VA
5/16/ Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
5/18/ Empire Garage – Austin, TX 

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QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY WILL BE INDUCTING DEF LEPPARD INTO THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME

Queen guitarist Brian May will induct Def Leppard into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this spring.

The 34th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held March 29th at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center.

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen said that May was the “really obvious” choice to induct the band into the Rock Hall. 

“We just played [Las] Vegas just a few months ago, and Queen were playing just around the corner, and I bumped into Brian at the gym, actually,” he recalled. “And he said, ‘You’re playing tonight?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘Me too.’ He goes, ‘What time do you finish?’ And I said, ‘We finish about 11.’ He said, ‘We finish at 8. I’ll be over later. I’ll finish and I’ll come straight over.’ He turned up. He’d done a show with Queen, and he came over. And it was just, like, amazing. Brian is one of my biggest influences. I love him. I just can’t get over how amazing he is. And we all do — we’re huge Queen fans and Brian fans.

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell said that he and his bandmates are “excited” about finally getting the Rock Hall nod. “In Leppard, we’ve never been the sort of band that’s gotten many industry accolades, although we’ve got a tremendously faithful fanbase and we always have, for many, many years,” he said. “And I think one of the most exciting aspects about getting into the Hall Of Fame is we actually got the biggest-ever fan vote. So I think that kind of means as much, if not more, to us.”

Ballots were sent to a voting group of more than 1,000 artists, historians and music-industry professionals.

The public was invited to participate again last year in the fan vote. The top five artists made up a fan’s ballot, which counted as a single vote.

Rock Hall rules state that artists become eligible 25 years after their first records were released, but the Hall also claims that other “criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock ‘n’ roll,” which is, of course, open to interpretation.

One of the top-selling rock acts of of all time, Def Leppard has been eligible for the Rock Hall since 2004.

The 2019 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1993.

HBO will broadcast a truncated version of the ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. EST

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