VIDEO FOR ROB ZOMBIE’S “DEAD CITY RADIO AND THE NEW GODS OF SUPERTOWN” POSTED ONLINE

zombievendorcover Rob Zombie has released the official video for the song Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown from his forthcoming album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which will be released on on April 23rd. Watch it below.

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor track listing:

1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
3. Revelation Revolution
4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
6. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
8. White Trash Freaks
9. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

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SAMMY HAGAR SAYS HE WOULD BE OPEN TO REBUILDING HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH EDDIE VAN HALEN

sammyhagar400pix Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is ready to reopen communications with Eddie Van Halen – even regarding the possibility of working together again. But he’d also want bassist Michael Anthony involved in proceedings.

Asked what he’d say to Van Halen if they met today, Hagar tells Vegas Rocks, “I’d say: ‘Wow – great! You look like you’re healthy. I’m really proud of you and I’d like to see you continuing doing that. Here’s my phone number. Call me up if you want to hang, and just have some fun and goof off.’

“I wouldn’t say, ‘Hey, let’s get together and do it again,’ because you would have to do that slow. I’d never do it again under the last circumstances. But I would do it again under different circumstances. Then I would also say, ‘Here’s Mikey’s phone number with mine!’”

Van Halen fans were divided over Anthony’s departure and replacement with Eddie’s then-teenage son Wolfgang. Hagar – who formed supergroup Chickenfoot with Anthony – has previously said that’s the part of the drama he’s always been most upset about. Even original and current frontman, David Lee Roth, recently implied that he would love to see the bassist back in the band.

source: classicrockmagazine.com

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FAMED PRODUCER ANDY JOHNS DEAD AT THE AGE OF 61

andyjohns Gary Graff of Billboard reports:

Andy Johns, the veteran producer and engineer who worked on classic albums by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen and many others, has died at the age of 61. The news was confirmed to Billboard.biz by guitarist Stacy Blades, who was working on an untitled project with Johns until the producer was hospitalized last week.

No cause of death was immediately available for the British-born Johns, the younger brother and uncle, respectively, of fellow producer/engineers Glyn Johns and Ethan Johns. However, Blades said liver trouble was one reason why Johns had been hospitalized.

Twitter quickly filled up with tributes: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith wrote that Johns “made some of my favorite all time records,” while former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath member Glenn Hughes tweeted “Larger than life-You are loved Andy.” Former Go-Gos member Kathy Valentine’s advice was to “Crank up #ExileOnMainStreet and help send his soul off to the big mixing board in the sky.”

Born in Surrey and a student at the King’s School in Gloucester, Johns put aside an early ambition “to be the next greatest bass player of all time” to follow his brother into the studio world. “It looked a lot better than working,” Johns told Universal Audio. He began his career as a tape operator at London’s famed Olympic Studios, helping Eddie Kramer on sessions for the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Axis Bold as Love.

“In those days you could go into one studio and Joe Cocker was working, and then you’re working with Jimi Hendrix in Studio One, or down the corridor Eric Clapton is doing something,” Johns recalled. “It was a serious center. A lot of talent was there.” Johns produced early albums by Blodwyn Pig (Ahead Rings Out), Humble Pie (As Safe As Yesterday Is, Town and Country) and Free (Free, Free Live!, Heartbreaker), as well as Television’s landmark Marquee Moon in 1977.

Johns’ engineering resume, meanwhile, was dotted with landmark sets by the Stones — including Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goats Head Soup and It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll — Led Zeppelin’s II through Physical Graffiti as well as albums by Mott the Hoople, Jethro Tull and many more. Johns relocated to Los Angeles during the 1970s, where he worked with Van Halen, Joni Michell, Ozzy Osbourne, Cinderella and Eddie Money. Over the past dozen years he worked on albums by Hughes, Godsmack, Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders and others.

Johns once told music tech blogger Bobby Owsinski that the key to his approach was taking a total overview to the sound of a piece. “I don’t build mixes…I start with everything,” Johns explained. “Most of the people that listen to and tweak one instrument at a time get crap. You’ve just got to go through it with the whole thing up because every sound affects every other sound.”

Johns also told Universal Audio that to him “fidelity is obviously of prime importance. My idea is to make it sound as if you are in the best rehearsal that the band ever did, and you are about 12 feet back from the stage, in a nice rehearsal place…You’re supposed to be there and feel them playing.”

Joe Satriani recalled that Johns’ philosophy was key to Chickenfoot’s 2009 debut album. “He was great at capturing very evocative performances,” Satriani said. “He was great at capturing the chemistry between rhythm sections, and he knew exactly how to layer rhythm guitars. He knew when you just needed one or if you need 15. I was all about the composition and the band. Andy always knew when there was something good to record, and when he didn’t like something he would tell you that you were full of sh– and leave the room — which was good, too, because sometimes you need somebody to set you straight.”

Steve Miller said Johns inspired his last two Steve Miller Band albums, 2010’s Bingo! and 2011’s Let Your Hair Down, which were recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Studios. “Andy and I were working on a live concert DVD that he was mixing (2007’s Live From Chicago),” Miller remembers, “and he said, ‘Boy, I would really love to do a guitar album with you.’ The next thing you know, we go into Skywalker and cut 42 tracks. And doing guitar overdubs with Andy is so much fun, you never want it to end. It was like back in the early days when we were making records in England. He’s the monster man for all the Led Zeppelin records and the Stones and stuff. He’s just a great engineer and a really good co-producer to work with.”

Johns’ sons also went into music: singer-songwriter Will Johns has released a pair of albums, including 2012’s Hooks and Lines; while Evan Johns played drums in the band Hurt.

Funeral arrangements for Johns were pending at press time.

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WANT TO ATTEND A TAPING OF “THAT METAL SHOW” SEASON 12? READ HERE TO FIND OUT HOW

Thatmetalshowlogo That Metal Show is back for Season 12 and will be shooting in Los Angeles on the following dates:

-Saturday April 27th-
-Sunday April 28th-
-Tuesday April 30th-
-Wednesday May 1st-

FOR free tickets, please e-mail: thatmetalshow@gothamcasting.com

PLEASE include the following details in your e-mail:

-FullName
– Phone #
– Email Address
-Date Requested
– # of tickets requested (up to 2 guests each)
-Recent photo

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N.Y. PAPER ALLEGES THAT RICHIE SAMBORA WAS “PUSHED” OFF THE BON JOVI TOUR

bonjoviband400 The New York Post’s Page Six reports:

Richie Sambora didn’t jump — he was pushed, sources say.

The hard-partying Bon Jovi guitarist left the band over “personal issues,” the group announced on its Web site this week. He was replaced at Tuesday night’s show in Calgary, Canada, by Theofilos “Phil X” Xenidis, who also filled in during Sambora’s second stint in rehab in 2011.

“Jon [Bon Jovi] has been trying to get rid of him. He drinks constantly and has a stream of Hollywood bimbos around all the time,” one insider said. At the urging of his wife, Dorothea, Bon Jovi wants to keep the tour free of booze and drugs. But Sambora is apparently no longer striving for sobriety. “He told me that he didn’t believe in rehab,” said our source. “He really is a hard partier, and so are the women he hangs out with.”

Sambora might also be depressed over the lackluster sales of his latest solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, on which he was said to have spent $1 million of his own. He also lost several million dollars in his failed clothing company, White Trash Beautiful.

source: nypost.com

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SLAYER’S TOM ARAYA SAYS THAT GUITARIST JEFF HANNEMAN IS STILL A MEMBER OF THE BAND

slayer400pix Slayer frontman Tom Araya insists that guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still a member of the band and that he hopes he is working on new music.

The frontman suggests that speculation over Exodus’ Gary Holt joining full-time has been fueled by the band’s internal communication problems.

Slayer’s Kerry King recently said he’d be “okay” if Holt replaced spider-bite victim Hanneman on a permanent basis. Earlier this week Holt himself said he’d never consider the move if it meant he’d have to quit his own band Exodus.

The issue has been made more complex with the absence of drummer Dave Lombardo over a contractual dispute.

Asked if they themselves in a “then there were two” situation, Araya tells Andrew Haug, “It’s not really two – Jeff isn’t in the picture but he’s part of the picture. It’s taking him a lot longer than he even thought, I think. He can play, he can work out material, but it’s surprising him that it’s taking as long as it is to get back. Even though no one’s seen him, Jeff’s still part of the band.”

While King has mapped out material for Slayer’s next album just in case Hanneman doesn’t contribute, Araya is optimistic. “We’re hoping that he does have something – that’s what he says.”

The doubt can be explained by the way the band members keep in touch. “The communication in this band has never been a really good one,” the frontman reports. “We communicate every now and again. Sometimes we never even return each others’ calls – and that’s for no other reason than we’re lazy. There’s no other reason.

“I’ll send a text and I’m aware he’s probably read it; he just hasn’t replied. It’s the same with me – he’ll send me something and I might reply. I might not. It might be two months later. That’s how it’s been.”

The band have laid down two tracks for the follow-up to 2009′s World Painted Blood, and hope to complete the album before the end of the year.

source: metal hammer

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