BON JOVI WINS 2018 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FAN VOTE

Bon Jovi have beat out Judas Priest, The Cars, Moody Blues and Dire Straits to win the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Fan Vote. Bon Jovi had 1,162,098 votes, followed by Moody Blues (947,726), Dire Straits (613,726), The Cars (552,707) and Judas Priest (538,467), reports blabbermouth.net.

According to the Hall’s rules, the five top vote-getters in the fan vote are put on a single ballot, which counts no more than a ballot submitted by one of the Hall’s 900 or so regular voters, consisting of artists, music historians and music industry insiders.

Since the Fan Vote was created, the top vote-getter that year (previously RUSH, KISS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, CHICAGO, JOURNEY) has wound up being inducted into the Rock Hall.

Artists are eligible for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. Criteria for inclusion includes “the influence and significance of the artist’s contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll.”

The 2018 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1992.

Despite being eligible for induction since 1999 — twenty-five years after the release of its first disc — KISS didn’t get its first nomination until 2009, and was finally inducted in 2014 and Deep Purple was eligible for the Rock Hall since 1993 but didn’t get inducted until last year.

The inductees for the Class Of 2018 will be announced on Wednesday, December 13 via the Rock Hall’s Facebook page.

The 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held April 14th in Cleveland, Ohio, and will air on HBO.

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CAROLINA REBLLION 2018 LINE-UP REVEALED, SCHEDULED FOR MAY 4TH-6TH IN CHARLOTTE

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse and unprecedented music lineup to the 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC on May 4th-May 6th, 2018.

The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion music lineup will feature many critically acclaimed, multiplatinum artists and the hottest up-and-coming talent including: Muse (in their first announced, and only American festival performance of 2018), Queens of the Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack (celebrating their 20th anniversary), Incubus, Shinedown, Billy Idol, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, In This Moment, The Used, Bullet For My Valentine, The Struts, Underoath, Clutch, Greta Van Fleet, and many more.

Many Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion bands will be performing brand new music from their upcoming 2018 releases, including Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, Pop Evil, and Red Sun Rising.

The Mid-Atlantic’s Biggest Rock Festival features over 60 bands performing on four stages, plus outstanding barbeque offerings in the Pig Out Village, and top-notch camping facilities. In 2017, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion had another record-breaking year, with more than 105,000 fans attending over three days.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2018 is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 4th: Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Andrew W.K., Tremonti, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, He Is Legend, Turnstile, Counterfeit, Joyous Wolf, The Wild!

Saturday, May 5th: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, In This Moment, The Used, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Butcher Babies, New Years Day, Shaman’s Harvest, From Ashes To New, While She Sleeps, Emmure, Stick To Your Guns, Toothgrinder, Palisades, Bad Wolves, Palaye Royale, Them Evils

Sunday, May 6th: Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Billy Idol, The Struts, Clutch, Thrice, Baroness, Greta Van Fleet, Quicksand, The Sword, Red Fang, Code Orange, The Bronx, Mutoid Man, The Fever 333, The Blue Stones, Black Foxxes, Spirit Animal

Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, said, “In all of the Carolinas there is only one music festival that has this kind of variety in a single weekend, spanning the rock spectrum and the decades of rock history. From Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, and Incubus to Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Shinedown, Halestorm, and then Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots…it doesn’t stop. And that is exactly what we wanted to accomplish for this year’s Carolina Rebellion–non-stop, incredible rock from a diverse range of top artists.”

Brent Smith of Shinedown said, “We are extremely honored to be playing Carolina Rebellion 2018. We have always admired how this event has grown year after year. With that being said, let’s get it on. Cya in May, Rebels.”

All General Admission and VIP tickets (including layaway options), as well as Hotel Packages and Camping options, are on sale now at carolinarebellion.com.

Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. New for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion 2018: Each ticket price level has a limited number of tickets available, so attendees can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once a price allotment sells out. The layaway purchase option also allows fans to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments.

Current ticket pricing levels are as follows while supplies last:

Weekend VIP: $350.00 plus fees
Weekend General Admission: $149.00 plus fees
Weekend General Admission 4-Pack: $500.00 plus fees
2-Day General Admission (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday): $99.50 plus fees
Single Day General Admission: $89.50 plus fees

Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond Premier Hotel Packages are also available for purchase while supplies last.

Camping Packages are currently SOLD OUT. However, Camping Upgrades (to tent, basic RV or full RV camping) are still available for those that purchase GA or VIP weekend tickets.

Specially priced tickets for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion will be available for active military through partner govx.com while supplies last.

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RANDY RHOADS PORTRAITS BEING AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY

On December 6th, iconic guitarist, Randy Rhoads would have been 61 years old.

In honor of that occasion, Rock photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss has donated some images of the musician, that will be auctioned off for charity. View some of the pictures above, and below.

To bid on these photographs, as well as others, please visit rocksceneauctions.com. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit whyhunger.org.

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TO RELEASE “RESURRECTION” ON MARCH 2ND, VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “WARRIOR,” RELEASED

Resurrection, the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker’s Michael Schenker Fest project, will be released on March 2nd through Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along with contributions from three original MSG (Michael Schenker Group) singers — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley — plus Doogie White, who plays with Michael in Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock. Also appearing on the album are musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass).

The official video for the new digital single, Warrior, featuring impressions of the studio recording process, can be seen below.

According to Schenker, Resurrection contains all brand new songs, including “Warrior”, which he previously described as “really, really good and really powerful.”

Schenker latest release was 2017’s Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo.

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LEMMY KILIMISTER’S FINAL SOLO RECORDING, “WE ARE THE ONES,” STREAMING ONLINE

The last solo song that Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister recorded has finally been released.

He collaborated with guitarist Chris Declercq on the track We Are The Ones at Paramount Studios in 2015 – and it’s been released via Pacific Records.

It features Lemmy on lead vocals and bass, while the rock icon also co-wrote the song. Listen to it, below.

In an open letter to Lemmy (via Rolling Stone) Declercq says, “You opened a door no one else wanted to open for me. You allowed me to share precious moments with you as a composer, musician and friend.

By helping me, you showed that you were the most generous, humble and honest man. I am honoring your gift every day and you are forever in my heart.”

We Are The Ones also features former A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese and is available through iTunes and Spotify.

Lemmy died in December 2015 just days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

source: Classic Rock via teamrock.com

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