ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES “A PARANORMAL EVENING WITH ALICE COOPER” TOUR DATES

Alice Cooper has announced his early 2018 tour plans. The legendary rocker will hit the road for a North American trek, dubbed A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper. The tour kicks off on March 1st in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and runs through March 29th in Indianapolis.

Cooper released Paranormal, his first album in six years and twenty-seventh overall, via earMUSIC in August. The recording features special guests like U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who plays on nine of the twelve new songs; Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP; Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.

A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper tour dates:

March 1 – Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar’s*
March 2 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama+
March 4 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Theatre*
March 5 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center*
March 6 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre*
March 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
March 9 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center*
March 10 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – FM Kirby Center*
March 13 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center*
March 14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*
March 15 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center#
March 17 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center*
March 18 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre*
March 20 – Melbourne, FL – King Center*
March 21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for The Performing Arts*
March 23 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*
March 24 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live*
March 26 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
March 28 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre*
March 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre*

* On sale October 13th
+ On sale October 14th
# On sale November 17th

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TOM KEIFER ON A CINDERELLA REUNION, “EVERYONE ELSE IS OFF DOING THEIR OWN THING…I’M HAPPY WHERE I AM”

Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse spoke with Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer. Excerpts from the interview appear below.

LI Pulse: The Way Life Goes was originally issued in 2013. Why an expanded version now?

Tom Keifer: The record came out and was pretty well-received, and the label did a great job with the first single. But somewhere along the line, the record got caught up in a corporate shake-up and it ended up getting pulled down. It’s actually not been available for a couple of years. First and foremost, we just want to get the record back out. We’ve been working towards that, and we thought in the process of doing that, we’d create the deluxe edition.

LI Pulse: Were the 80s as wild and crazy as Behind the Music episodes make it out to be?

Tom Keifer: Not at all. That’s all a lie. [Laughs] No, it was an amazing time. I always describe it as we were in Philadelphia and South Jersey playing clubs, and we got that lucky break and it just felt like a tornado came and picked us up. The ride has been going ever since. It was a really fun, creative decade to be a part of. It continues today. The fans are so loyal, and I feel really lucky to still be able to walk out on stage and everyone is singing every word. That’s continuing with this tour with the solo band, too, so I feel very blessed for that.

LI Pulse: You’ve experienced vocal troubles in the past. How is your voice currently?

Tom Keifer: It’s doing very well. I had a little mishap this summer and had to have surgery. I just got back on the road and did a couple of shows—my first shows in two months. I’d had that paralysis of my left vocal cord that took me years to retrain, but I’ve been singing really strong. It was just one of those nights where I pushed something a little too hard back in June. But I had surgery, recovered and now everything is good.

LI Pulse: Would you ever consider a Cinderella reunion?

Tome Keifer: There’s really no talk of that at all at this point. I’m really happy with what I’m doing and I think everyone else is, too. Everyone else is off doing their own thing. I have put a lot of time into this new project, and it’s been going really well. I’m really enjoying it. I’m happy where I am.

Read more at the Long Island Pulse Magazine.

source: lipulse.com

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DRUMMER STEVEN ADLER PERFORMS GN’R CLASSIC IN HOLLWOOD

Steven Adler paid tribute to the late King of The Sunset Strip, Mario Maglieri, during Tuesday night’s (October 3rd) “Ultimate Jam Night” at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

The former Guns N’ Roses drummer was joined briefly by radio personality Eddie Trunk before playing a four-song GN’R set, starting with Welcome To The Jungle, performed with Budderside and former Adler’s Appetite singer Patrick Stone, guitarist Jacob Bunton, Colin Reid and L.A. Guns bassist Johnny Martin. Adler was also joined for the GN’R classic “Used To Love Her” by Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, Beautiful Creatures bassist Kenny Kweens, Steve Dawson of Ritchie Ramone’s band and Ultimate Jam Night’s MC and ZO2 frontman Paulie Z.

Video footage of the performance can be seen below.

The drummer reunited with GN’R for the first time in twenty-six years during the 2016 leg of the Not In This Lifetime tour.

Adler is currently planning on doing select live dates in 2018, performing the landmark record Appetite For Destruction in it’s entirety.

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JUNKYARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES, LITTLE STEVENʼS UNDERGROUND GARAGE SELECTS “FADED” AS THE “COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD”

Junkyard’s third full length studio album, High Water (released April 21st, 2017) made huge waves upon release, selling out of initial pressings and cracking Billboard’s Top 25 Hard Rock Album Sales Chart. Fans and critic’s agree the album, the band’s first in full length 26 years, is among the strongest rock records released in 2017. Just as Festival and club dates in the UK and US wrapped in August, Little Steven’s Underground Garage snagged the first single, Faded, as the “Coolest Song in the World” (week of Sept. 17th).

“‘Faded is totally insane. Great riff. Sick lyrics. It’s perfect Junkyard. Up there with the best of the best and surpassing some of that a bit. That tune is a classic and is gonna go beyond any fans highest expectations!” – Ryan Adams. Watch it below.

Additionally, the music video for Cut From The Same Cloth, shot in various locations in US and UK, can also be viewed below.

Junkyard’s upcoming tour dates:

11/24 – Santa Ana, CA @ Diegos (ALL AGES w/ Mink Daggers & Cornfed Project)
11/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline Sports Bar & Grill

12/29 – Seattle, WA @ Venue TBA
12/30 – Portland, OR @ Venue TBA

2/11-16/18 – Miami to Jamaica @ Monsters of Rock Cruise
2/16/18 – Cocoa Beach, FL @ 80’s in the Park Festival
2/17/18 – Atlanta, GA @ 37 Main (18+)

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JUDAS PRIEST AND BON JOVI ARE NOMINESS FOR THE ROCK N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME

New Jersey-bred rockers Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, singer-activist Nina Simone, new wave outfit Eurythmics and pioneering rapper LL Cool J are among this year’s nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Historically, the ballot has been capped at about a dozen acts, but last year that figure rose to 19, which repeats itself this year.

Ten of these, including Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, the Cars, J. Geils Band, MC5, the Meters, Link Wray, the Zombies, and Depeche Mode, have been nominated before, but there were notable first-timers, including Simone and Eurythmics.

L.A. rap metal collective Rage Against the Machine and English rockers Radiohead both made the ballot during their first year of eligibility (25 years must pass since an act’s first recording), and singer Kate Bush, heavy metal band Judas Priest, roots band Dire Straits, gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe and art rockers the Moody Blues were also nominated for the first time.

Most of them will be disappointed. While the number of nominees has almost doubled, the number of inductees remains in the single digits; only five to seven artists will be selected…

…Winners are chosen by an international voting body of more than 900 that includes past inductees, historians and members of the music industry as well as the aggregate results of the Rock Hall’s online fan vote.

Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other acts, the length and depth of career and the body of work, as well as innovation and superiority in style and technique are considered…

…Inductees for Rock Hall’s class of 2018 will be announced in December, with the ceremony, which takes place in New York, following in April. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO as well as SiriusXM radio.

Fan voting on Rock Hall’s official site begins Wednesday and will continue through December 5th.

Read more at the L.A. Times.

source: latimes.com

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“BOWL FOR RONNIE” INVITES FANS TO BOWL WITH ROCKERS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH-MAKE YOUR BID TODAY

This Friday, October 6th marks the third annual Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Taking place at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA, the event aims to raise more funds to benefit cancer research and education – last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Would you like to bowl for a great cause alongside your favorite rockers?

Bowl For Ronnie is giving fans a chance to bid for a spot on one of this year’s competing teams! The teams available to join are captained by drive time deejay Gary Moore and Stew Herrera of Los Angeles’ rock radio station KLOS, and event host and renowned heavy metal personality/DJ Eddie Trunk, whose team took the top prize trophy last year. Bid for your chance to win a spot on Team KLOS here or Team Eddie Trunk here.

In addition to bowling with rockers, each package includes red carpet entry and access to the VIP pre-party. All funds raised will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Hurry, bidding for the KLOS lane ends on Wednesday at 6:30PM PT and Eddie Trunk’s lane ends on Wednesday at 7 PM PT.

Members of last year’s winning team are expected to bowl again this year, among them Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein. In addition to previously announced celebrity bowlers and attendees, Bowl For Ronnie is pleased to announce that new additions Sebastian Bach, Ira Black (Lizzy Borden), Calico Cooper (Beasto Blanco, actress and daughter of Alice Cooper), Jimmy DeAnda, (Lynch Mob, Bullet Boys, Lies Deceit, Treachery), Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, Scorpions), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Star Fields (actor, Sons of Anarchy), Bob Kulick (KISS, Meat Loaf, W.A.S.P., Grammy-winning producer), Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco), Roy Z (Halford), Mike Sweda (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Shane Tesheart (Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Lonnie Vincent (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), guitarist Brent Woods and Ahmet Zappa will join the fun.

These celebrities join previously announced attendees and/or bowlers Steven Adler (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News), Shawn Duncan and Matt Duncan of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O’Brien, Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), and Chas West.

Bowl For Ronnie participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. In addition to the celebrity bowling tournament, there will be several raffle drawings for a variety of items, among them a wine basket, tickets to the 2018 RIDE FOR RONNIE, and specially-designed bowling balls and bowling pins featuring the Bowl For Ronnie artwork. In addition, the host venue, Pinz Bowling Center, has donated a raffle prize of a Pinz VIP Experience Bowling Party valued at $600, comprising two lanes for two hours each plus shoes for up to 10 guests and two hours in the VIP room.

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Celebrity bowling will commence at 9PM, with fierce competition for a variety of trophies.

In additionto competing with his team, radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event. 100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

Tickets are now on sale at eventbrite.com/e/bowl-for-ronnie-tickets.

Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “BOWL FOR RONNIE” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

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