LEMMY KILMISTER’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED

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White it was widely reported he battled an aggressive form of cancer before his death, but the copy of his death certificate we obtained is the first confirmation it was prostate cancer.

Kilmister passed at away at age 70 on December 28th, 2015.

source: tmz.com

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE ANNOUNCES ARTIST LINE-UPS FOR PRE-CRUISE FESTIVAL (FEBRUARY 20TH-21ST)

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The 2016 Monsters Of Rock Cruise, fittingly titled Shredders From The Deep, has announced the talent for its official two-day pre-cruise festival (complimentary for all cruise attendees) which will begin this year’s four-day, four-night voyage out of Miami this February 22nd-26th aboard the NCL Pearl.

As if this year’s cruise lineup of 40-plus bands–led by headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche,Helloween and Y&T–wasn’t enough, this year’s official two-day pre-cruise festival will really amp things up and feature band performances, guitar giveaways, artist meet & greets and a “Monster” beer tasting event at Magic City Casino’s Club 305 (450 NW 37th Ave. / Miami, FL 33125) on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st.

Day 1 (2/20) of the pre-cruise festival will be highlighted by a performance from Lynch Mob with special guests Killer Dwarfs and Kickin Valentina. The following day (2/21), cruisers will be invited to “Shredder’s Ball,” featuring performances from Sebastian Bach, Steve Vai, Winger, Saigon, D-A-D, Paradise Kitty and a special all-star jam from Hurry, an all-star Rush tribute featuring bassist James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth, Black Label Society), guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil), drummer Brian Tichy (Bonzo Bash, Whitesnake, Foreigner) and keyboardist Stephen Le Blanc (Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience). The official two-day pre-cruise festival is open to the public (non-cruisers) and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Confirmed line-up for the 2016 Monsters Of Rock Cruise–visiting the private island of Great Stirrup Cay and the cosmopolitan resort meccas of Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas, plus a full day of Metal mayhem at sea–includes headliners Tesla, Steve Vai, Extreme, Sebastian Bach, Queensryche, Helloween and Y&T. Joining the MOR headliners is an epic Metal lineup featuring Gotthard, Doro, Lynch Mob, Vixen, Dangerous Toys, Michael Monroe, Kingdom Come, Armored Saint, Saigon Kick, XYZ, Killer Dwarfs, Metal Church, Hardcore Superstar, Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), Jeff Scott Soto, Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Helix, Michael Angelo Batio, Vinnie Moore, Madam X, Tyketto, Anvil, Hellion, Dio Disciples, Lilian Axe, Soto, D-A-D, Heavy Mellow, Brandon Gibbs, Paradise Kitty, The Kix and fan-favorite Winger.Plus, Eddie Trunk and comedian Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show),San Francisco bay area radio host Nikki Blakk and Luc Carl (SiriusXM’s Hair Nation) are the official cruise hosts and will moderate Q&A’s.

New to this year’s cruise are the complimentary Rock Star Dream Shredder Clinics–available to all passengers aboard the cruise. Clinics will be led by instructors Steve Vai, Vinnie Moore (UFO), George Lynch (Dokken and Lynch Mob), Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), Michael Angelo Battio, Akira Takasaki (Loudness), and Jerry Finn and Gina Stile (Killer Dwarfs and Vixen). According to cruise spokesman, Larry Morand, “The guitar clinics are designed to give our passengers the opportunity to hone their guitar skills in an up close and personal experience with some of rock’s greatest shredders. Fans don’t just watch the artist perform, they make music with the artists.” Artists in each clinic will also give away an autographed guitar to one lucky fan in attendance.

In addition to the performances and clinics, the cruise will feature over-the-top special events only experienced on this voyage, including: Artist Meet & Greets, Monsters Rock & Roll Prom 1987,Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Monster Passenger Talent Contests, 80’s Hair Style Contest, Tattoo Contest, Rock Star Dating and much more.

Cabins are still available, starting at $999 per person (double occupancy), with Special EZ Pay financing options available for as little as $499 USD per person down (double occupancy), with the remaining balance payable over 12 equal monthly installments beginning the month after the initial reservation is completed. For booking and more info, visit monstersofrockcruise.com/east/ and connect on Facebook and Twitter.

GUNS N’ ROSES ANNOUNCE TWO LAS VEGAS SHOWS IN APRIL

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Guns N’ Roses have announced two Las Vegas shows for April – which will see original members Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, reunited on stage for the first time since 1993.

The performances will be at the T-Mobile Arena on April 8th and 9th. The band confirmed their reunion earlier this month when it was revealed they’d appear at this year’s Coachella festival on April 16th and 23rd.

The band announced the Vegas dates in a short video on their social media streams and Slash later tweeted the news.

There’s still no word who will play drums for the reunion shows or who will be on rhythm guitar.

Tickets for the Vegas gigs go on sale this Saturday, January 23rd, at 10am.

additional source: metalhammer.teamrock.com

VH1 CLASSIC HAS DECIDED NOT TO PRODUCE ANY NEW EPISODES OF “THAT METAL SHOW”

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A message to the loyal fans of That Metal Show from Eddie, Jim & Don:

“We are sorry to report that VH1 Classic will not continue to make any new episodes of That Metal Show. It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials. The global response to TMS has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you! A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in NYC and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it.

Of course we very much want to keep That Metal Show alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we’ve got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We’re not sure where we’ll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, “Hello.”

Thank you for watching all these years, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.”

EAGLES GUITARIST GLENN FREY PASSES AWAY AT AGE 67

glennfrey640 Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, died Monday in New York City, his publicist announced. He was 67.

Frey “fought a courageous battle” for the past several weeks, according to his publicist, but succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

“Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide,” his publicist said.

Guitarist Frey and drummer Don Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound.

Henley said in a statement Frey was “like a brother to him.”

“The bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved, he said. “We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry – and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed.”

An Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and Hotel California are among the best-selling albums in history.

Frey was born in Detroit and was raised in its suburbs. His solo hits include The Heat Is On and Smuggler’s Blues, which the guitarist wrote for the TV series Miami Vice. He also appeared in several episodes of the TV show and his songs were included on the TV series music soundtrack.

Frey was lead vocalist on the Eagles’ breakthrough hit, Take It Easy, a song mostly written by Jackson Browne that came out in 1972. His other showcases included Heartache Tonight, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone and New Kid in Town.

The Eagles split up in 1980 but reunited in 1994 and were one of the world’s most popular concert acts. The band, which for years was made up of Frey, Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, was supposed to have been honored at the Kennedy Center last month. But the appearance was postponed because of Frey’s health problems.

In the past couple of months, the music industry has suffered some very tragic, and iconic, losses. It all started with the accidental overdose of Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland on December 3rd, followed by Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister dying of cancer on December 28th, singer Natalie Cole on December 31st and music luminary David Bowie on January 10th.

additional source: foxnews.com

HEART, JOAN JETT AND CHEAP TRICK TEAM UP FOR SUMMER TOUR

cheaptrick400 Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick will hit the together this summer for a run of shows.

They’ll tour under the Rock Hall Three For All banner – named in honor of the trio’s inductions into the Hall Of Fame. Heart made it in in 2013, Joan Jett in 2015 and Cheap Trick will enter on April 8th this year alongside Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller and N.W.A.

The tour begins at Clarkston’s DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 14th and wrap up on September 23rd at West Palm Beach’s Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Cheap Trick will miss the penultimate show in Tampa on September 22nd.

Heart’s Ann Wilson recently said the band were planning a summer album release – the follow-up to 2012’s Fanatic. Joan Jett’s last release was 2013’s Unvarnished, while Cheap Trick’s was The Latest in 2009.

Tickets go on general sale on January 22nd through LiveNation.

Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick tour dates:

Jul 27: Darien Center Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 28: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, NY
Jul 30: Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Jul 31: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
Aug 15: Kansas City Starlight Theatre, MO
Aug 18: Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion, TX
Aug 19: Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 21: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Aug 23: Los Angeles The Forum, CA
Aug 24: Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, CA
Aug 26: Auburn White River Amphitheatre, WA
Aug 27: Ridgefield Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre, WA
Aug 30: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Sep 08: Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, NY
Sep 10: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Sep 11: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Sep 13: Virginia Beach Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre, VA
Sep 14: Raleigh Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, NC
Sep 16: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
Sep 19: Nashville Ascend Amphitheatre, TN
Sep 20: Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, AL
Sep 22: Tampa Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, FL (Without Cheap Trick)
Sep 23: West palm Beach Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, FL

BLACK SABBATH TO SELL LIMITED EDITION CD EXCLUSIVELY ON 2016 “THE END” WORLD TOUR

blacksabb2013 With Black Sabbath’s 2016 The End Tour launch now just a week away, comes exciting news about a new special limited edition CD–The End–to be sold exclusively at shows on the legendary band’s massive worldwide final tour.

Featuring original artwork by Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant, the CD is comprised of eight previously unreleased tracks: four songs are outtakes from Black Sabbath’s worldwide number one, Grammy Award-winning album 13 and four live songs from the band’s critically acclaimed 13 World Tour. The CD features Ozzy Osbourne (Vocals), Tony Iommi (Guitar) and Geezer Butler (Bass), along with Brad Wilk (Drums) on tracks 1-4, Tommy Clufetos (Drums) on tracks 5-8, and Adam Wakeman (Keyboard) on tracks 5-8. Tracks 1-4 were recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA and produced by Rick Rubin, mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West and recorded by Greg Fidelman. Tracks 5-8 were recorded and engineered by Greg Price and mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios Mastering.

The End CD track listing is as follows:

1. Season of the Dead
2. Cry All Night
3. Take Me Home
4. Isolated Man
5. God is Dead? (Live Sydney, Australia 4/27/13)
6. Under the Sun (Live Auckland, New Zealand 4/20/13)
7. End of the Beginning (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)
8. Age of Reason (Live Hamilton, ON Canada 4/11/14)

Beyond the collaboration with Shepard Fairey, Black Sabbath will celebrate artists each night of the tour by commissioning exclusive posters for each market on The End tour.

For those who can’t wait for The End tour to hit their city, the band has released a behind the scenes preview from their Los Angeles rehearsals. Set to debut Friday, January 15th at Blacksabbath.com and via the band’s social media, the clip was teased via a short clip Wednesday, January 13th. [Update: See posted below.]

Black Sabbath will end the epic journey they began nearly five decades ago when their 2016 The End world tour kicks off Wednesday, January 20th in Omaha, NE. The band–Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler–will then head to Australia, New Zealand and Europe (fora mix of summer headlining and festival performances), before returning to North America in August.

The massive 2016 world tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time marks the end for Black Sabbath as they close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible Black Sabbath story with this tour. Black Sabbath’s The End farewell tour promises to surpass all previous tours and will feature the band’s most mesmerizing production ever. The support act for the whole tour is Rival Sons.

When this tour concludes, it will truly be the end, the end of one of most legendary bands in Rock ‘n Roll history…Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath’s 2016 Tour Dates are as follows:

North America:

January

20 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
22 Chicago, IL United Center
25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
27 Winnipeg MN MTS Centre
30 Edmonton, AB Rexall Centre

February:
1 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
6 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
9 San Jose, CA SAP Pavilion
11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
13 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
17 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
19 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
21 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
25 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Australia/New Zealand:

April:

15 Perth, AU Perth Arena
17 Adelaide, AU Entertainment Centre
19 Melbourne, AU Rod Laver Arena
23 Sydney, AU Allphones Arena
25 Brisbane, AU Entertainment Centre
28 Auckland, NZ Vector Arena
30 Dunedin, NZ Forsyth Barr Stadium

Europe:

June:

1 Budapest,Hungary Groupama Arena
8 Berlin, Germany Waldebuhne
11 Donington, UK Download**
13 Verona, IT Arena Di Verona
15 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadon
17 Dessel, Belgium Grasspop**
23 Halden, Norway Tons of Rock**
25 Copenhagen, DE Copenhell**
28 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
30 Prague, Czech Rep. 02 Arena

July:

2 Krakow, Poland Tauron Arena
5 Riga, Latvia Riga Arena
7 Helsinki, Finland Monsters of Rock**
9 Stockholm, Sweden Monsters of Rock**
12 Moscow, Russia Olympisky Arena

**Denotes festival appearance

North America:

August:

17 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
19 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
21 Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
25 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
27 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
29 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater

September:

2 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
4 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Ampitheater
11 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Ampitheater
13 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Arena
15 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
19 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
21 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion

Details on Tickets,VIP packages and more for the North American shows can be found at Live Nation.

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ZAKK WYLDE TO RELEASE BOOK OF SHADOWS II ON APRIL 8TH, FIRST SOLO RELEASE IN 20 YEARS

zakkwylde420 Guitar icon Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 through Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. Book Of Shadows II was recently named as one of the “Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016” via Rollingstone.com.

Wylde has been feverishly working on new material since he wrapped up Black Label Society’s Unblackened spring tour last year. All songs on Book of Shadows II were recorded and produced at Wylde’s legendary home studio, The Black Vatican, which produced several of Wylde’s recent releases. The new effort will be followed by a wave of tour dates in support to be announced soon.

Zakk Wylde is no stranger to showing the lighter, introspective side of his music, having previously released two Black Label Society albums of stripped down material. The Song Remains Not the Same was released in 2011 which included acoustic versions of songs originally released on Order of the Black and 2013’s Unblackened, a live acoustic album that was recorded live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Zakk will also be in full participation in this year’s NAMM Convention taking place at The Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA January 21st-24th. Zakk’s newly minted line of Guitars known as Wylde Audio will be on full display in Room 210-D and will be signing from 3pm – 5pm on Friday Jan 22.

Zakk Sabbath, a side project featuring guitarist/vocalist Wylde, bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age) performing only Black Sabbath songs will be playing at The Grove of Anaheim Saturday January 23rd.

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MEMBERS OF GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P , TYPE O NEGATIVE & “THAT METAL SHOW’S DON JAMIESON PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY KILMISTER ON, JAMEY JASTA OF HATEBREED’S, PODCAST

hookers&blow400 Hookers & Blow – the band featuring Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), Alex Grossi, (Quiet Riot) Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) and Mike Duda (W.A.SP.) paid tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister last week before the bands show The Webster Theater in Hartford, CT.

Full interview can be heard here.

Upcoming Hookers & Blow tour dates:

2/10/16 – Phat Headz – Green Bay, WI
2/11/16 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
2/12/16 – Tailgater’s – Bolingbrook, IL
2/13/16 – Southport Music Hall – Indianapolis, IN
2/14/16 – The Firehouse – Richmond, IN

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QUEENSRYCHE RELEASE VIDEO FOR “EYE9”

queensrycheband640 Queensryche have released a video for the song Eye9 from their album, Condition Human, which was released on October 2nd, 2015. Watch the clip below.

Guitarist Michael Wilton about Eye9, “The song Eye9 is actually written solely by Eddie Jackson, our bass player, and it’s a very infectious song. It’s really cool. He deals with, kind of, the premise that we’re like rats in a maze. We have all these roads that we drive every day and exploring different roads. And some roads don’t go anywhere. And so it’s kind of an interesting idea and a thought by Eddie Jackson. The guitar solo work on Eye9 is just intense. Parker Lundgren really stepped up; his playing is very dynamic and he just attacks the songs with solo work, and I think Eye9 represents a lot of great, tasty lead work from Parker Lundgren.”

The band is currently on tour. See their remaining dates below.

1/14 — San Antonio, Texas — Alamo City Music Hall
1/15 — Dallas, Texas — Trees
1/16 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
1/17 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Brewster Street Ice House
1/21 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts
1/22 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom
1/23 — Boston, Mass. — The Palladium
1/24 — Lancaster, Pa. — Chameleon Club
1/25 — Washington, D.C. — 9:30 Club
1/27 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Bogart’s
1/28 — Peoria, Ill. — Limelight
1/29 — Turtle Lake, Wis. — St. Croix Casino
1/30 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave
1/31 — Chicago, Ill. — Concord Music Hall
2/2 — Kansas City, Mo. — Knuckleheads
2/3 — Denver, Colo. — Summit Music Hall
2/4 — Salt Lake City, Utah — In The Venue
2/5 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory

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