JASON NEWSTED SAID HIS NEW ALBUM WILL BE “ALL METAL ALL THE TIME”

JasonNewsted Gary Graff of Billboard reports:

He was particular affected by his guest appearance during Metallica’s 30th anniversary shows during late 2011 in San Francisco. “That was really a catalyst for all this,” Newsted acknowledges. “I hadn’t really been among the people for a long time. I’ve never gone to see a Metallica show or anything since I left the band (in 2001). So when I did that show, people were so happy to see me, I was overwhelmed. I didn’t realize people cared that much anymore. I was catapulted back into it by their interest — I guess that’s what it comes down to. It’s an amazing feeling, an overwhelmingly positive vibe from everybody.”

The Newsted band — which includes guitarists Mike Mushok of Staind and Jessie Farnsworth, and drummer Jesus Mendez, Jr.-released the four-song Metal EP in January. Newsted says he’s “nervously excited” about being the frontman and namesake for the group, but he also feels it will mitigate any confusion over what fans can expect from the music. “I figured if I was going to go back out and use the money I earned in Metallica to make the band happen and be all the way in it, I don’t want there to be any mistakes or confusion over what’s coming,” he explains. “I want to make sure everybody knows what this is. I don’t have time for anybody to have to figure out what this band is about. With my name on it, there’s no confusion; this is metal, heavy metal music. People know what they’re going to get.”

Newsted says the 13-song album, which he hopes to finish during August and have out in early September, will follow suit. “The EP was always intended to be the primer, a sampler of what was to come on the LP,” he says. “It’s all metal all the time. It’s not all fast, but it is all heavy.”

Meanwhile, the band has a busy spate of touring lined up, including a few of its own club dates, festivals in Europe and a run on Megadeth’s Gigantour starting July 3rd in Gilford, N.H. “It’s mostly Newsted music, but we pepper it up with a couple of things,” Newsted says. “I throw in some old Metallica stuff, a couple pieces here and there that I sang or had some voice in — Creeping Death, Whiplash, Blackened and so forth. I try to throw a few things in depending on how people are reacting.” Once the album is out, he’s anticipating a “regular cycle” of touring to promote it.

Watch Newsted’s video for Soldierhead below.

source: billboard.com

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“THAT METAL SHOW” SEASON 12 PREMIERES ON JUNE 1ST

Thatmetalshowlogo – It’s time to get metaled up. VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming, That Metal Show is returning for its 12th season. The acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine kicks off the latest season on Saturday, June 1st at 11:00PM ET/PT.

That Metal Show is back with fan-favorite segments like Stump The Trunk and The Vault, but will also feature some new additions this season: Metal Modem features an online video chat with the biggest names in metal and hard rock from the far reaches of the globe, Take It Or Leave It where the hosts discuss an array of current topics and share their overly biased opinions, and many other surprise segments this season. Also returning this year is the Guest Musician where a legendary guitarist or drummer performs as a one-man house band throughout the show. This season’s guest musicians feature Ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Jake E. Lee, return guitarist Richie Kotzen, and on drums, the brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice.

The season premiere of Season 12 of That Metal Show welcomes to the show for the first time, Jason Newsted, former long-time bassist of Metallica. Newsted is currently the front man and bass player for his latest project, Newsted, but is also known for his work in the past with Flotsam and Jetsam, Echobrain, and Voivod, to name just a few. During this episode, Jason talks about his time in Metallica, the injuries sustained on the road, and his new music and regrets.

Season 12 will also feature the 100th episode of That Metal Show, featuring the bassist for Pantera, Rex Brown, and his long time friend in the industry, Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row. The two of them became friends on the road when Pantera and Skid Row toured together, and they retell some of their greatest stories from those days. We saved the funniest episode for the 100th.

Season 12 guests and airdates (all times at 11 PM ET/PT):

6/1 – Jason Newsted (former Metallica bassist/Newsted)
6/8 – Corey Taylor & Josh Rand (Stone Sour)
6/15* – Rex Brown (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill) and Sebastian Bach (*100th Episode)
6/22 – Jake E. Lee (former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist / Badlands) and Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
6/29 – Queensrÿche (Scott Rockenfield & Todd La Torre) and Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
7/06 – Rob Zombie & John 5 and Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
7/13 – Scott Gorham & Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders) and Neil Fallon (Clutch)
7/20 – Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult) & Kix (Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe)

That Metal Show premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since then has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal including members of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Queensrÿche, and Heart. Fans can also catch the complete season 11 and bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com.

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RICHIE SAMBORA RESPONDS TO JON BON JOVI: “ENOUGH WITH THE TRASH TALKING”

bonjoviband400 The Daily Mail reports:

Guitarist Richie Sambora has hit back at comments made by his bandmate Jon Bon Jovi, that suggest Richie’s shock departure from the band was down to his history with substance abuse.

In a recent interview with the Evening Standard, Jon Bon Jovi, 50, hinted that Richie, 53, may have quit their latest world tour because of the same reason he quit in 2011, when he missed dates to go into rehab for alcohol abuse.

“It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something… Because all I can say is this – it’s for personal reasons,” Job Bon Jovi said. “He’s been through it before, fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time.”

But Richie has hit back at Jon’s claims, telling MailOnline exclusively, “I don’t have any major problems in life right now, I love my fans and I feel bad for them at the moment. Bottom line. My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He is making it very difficult for me to come back.”

He added: “Enough with the trash talking!”

Bon Jovi made cutting remarks about his longtime band member Richie in the interview, comparing him to U2’s The Edge to make the point that he feels Richie is replaceable.

“Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here… unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn’t make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in,” he said.

He added: “You have a choice — you either figure it out, go and grow, not only survive but thrive. Or, you say, ‘I hate my brother and I’m gonna quit the band.’”

But Richie has hid say on whether he’s replaceable, talking about the tour he tells MailOnline: “[The fans] have paid money to see Bon Jovi and right now, they are not getting the whole deal.”

In the interview, Jon Bon Jovi also slammed Justin Bieber, labeling him “an a**hole” for showing up late to his shows.

Meanwhile, Richie has been hard at work on his new fashion line NikkiRich Clothing and is said to be currently preparing to launch the label world wide.

A close friend reveals to MailOnline: “Richie is fine, and is really concentrating on his fashion career. He just wishes Jon would let things resolve calmly without trash-talking.”

source: dailymail.co.uk

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MY REALLY SHORT REVIEW OF AIRBOURNE’S “BLACK DOG BARKING”

Airbourne is not trying to re-invent the wheel and why should they when that wheel is made of great hard rock? Just like all of Airbourne’s previous CD’s, Black Dog Barking has a mean bite.

Black Dog Barking is available is now on Roadrunner Records.

Watch Airbourne’s video for Live It Up below.

Inspired by the likes of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and Motorhead, Airbourne has been winning fans since 2003 with their high-energy, whiplash-inducing, workingman’s rock ‘n’ roll. Their first album Runnin’ Wild was named 2007′s ‘Album of the Year’ by SleazeRoxx.com, Best Debut Album at the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, and Spin said Runnin’ Wild, Airbourne’s debut, is a smorgasbord of sledgehammer riffs, crass sex puns, and boozy sing-alongs.”

Hailing from Warrnambool, a small drinking town on the southwestern coast of Victoria, Australia, Airbourne — vocalist/lead guitarist Joel O’Keeffe, drummer Ryan O’Keeffe, guitarist David Roads, and bassist Justin Street — has gained an immense following with their explosive live shows and main stage festival appearances including a headliner spot at Wacken 2011, Rock Am Ring/Park (Germany) and Download (UK).

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ROCK N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP’S “CAMPALOOZA 2013” TO TAKE PLACE IN NYC WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, PETER CRISS AND LESLIE WEST

campalooza2013 Get ready, New York City. Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is bringing the rock to the city that never sleeps for Campalooza 2013. Don’t miss out on this special east coast edition of Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Ever daydreamed at work about shredding next to guitar legends Yngwie Malmsteen and Johnny Winter? Maybe bangin’ on the drums with original KISS drummer Peter Criss? Or how about getting funky with American blues, jazz and rock guitarist Robben Ford? Or do you want to jam with Leslie West of Mountain?

Campers will get the opportunity to jam and perform next to Grammy winners and epic guitar legends, as well as record with one of the most significant producers to work with the unforgettable John Lennon. You will take the stage at the legendary BB King’s in Times Square, in front of screaming fans and your family! You will perform your original songs on the stage that YARDBIRDS, and BB King himself have performed on!

The fantasy continues when you write and record next to your favorite rock stars at Gibson Rehearsal Studios, formerly The Hit Factory. The Hit Factory has had amazing artists record at their New York City facilities. Hits that have been recorded there include Michael Jackson’s Thriller, as well as Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA and Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life.

On Saturday Night, you will play at The Cutting Room. The Cutting Room has hosted huge rock stars in the past. You will get the opportunity to stand and perform on the same stage that rockers David Bowie, Kid Rock, and John Mayer have all performed on.

If that’s not enough, there will be special guests and speakers from the world of music.

If you join our recording package, you can work with Grammy Award winner Jack Douglas in Avatar Studios (formerly The Power Station) in New York City for an exclusive recording session. The Power Station is where heavy hitters Aerosmith, Jon Bon Jovi, Iggy Pop, Madonna, Blondie, Joan Jett, Journey, and so many more have recorded. Acoustically, this is undeniably one of the great recording facilities in the world.

To register and get more information, please visit rockcamp.com/campalooza.

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SEBASTIAN BACH JOINS THE CAST OF ABC’S “SING YOUR FACE OFF”

SebastianBach ABC has signed judges, cast and a host for its new competition series Sing Your Face Off, and it’s quite a unique collection of famous names.

First, actor John Barrowman (Torchwood, Arrow) will host the show, where five celebrity contestants take on the identity of an iconic music performer each week.

The judges are former Saturday Night Live cast member Darrell Hammond and pop singer Debbie Gibson.

And the show’s contestants learning to perform the hits of famous music stars are ex-Skid Row frontman and heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach, comedian Jon Lovitz, Toronto Raptors player Landry Fields, teenage Disney Channel actress-singer China Anne McClain and former soap star Lisa Rinna.

Of all the performers above, fans are probably most surprised to see Barrowman listed. He may be best known in the U.S. for his roles on cult-favorite sci-fi shows, but he’s hosted and served as a presenter on several unscripted shows in the UK.

The six-episode Sing Your Face Off is produced by Endemol USA with Georgie Hurford-Jones (America’s Got Talent) as executive producer and based on a successful international format. There’s no air date yet, but the production seems to gearing up for a potential debut this summer.

source: Entertainment Weekly

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