Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he will eventually release music that was planned for Damageplan’s second album.

Paul formed Damageplan with his brother Dimebag Darrell after Pantera’s split in 2003 and released their debut album New Found Power a year later.

Dimebag was shot dead onstage at a Damageplan gig in Ohio in December 2004.

Paul has said in the past that he would eventually release the second album. Speaking with Eddie for Trunk Nation, he said, “The first record was pretty diverse. We wanted to do something that didn’t sound exactly like Pantera, and with the second record, it was really focused. I’ve got the demos and some day they’ll come out.”

Paul added that he will always try to keep his brother’s legacy alive, “It’s sad to say, but you just get larger than life when you’re gone. It’s just really weird. I really appreciate it. The fans have kept his legacy and everything he’s done intact and alive, and it’s just constantly growing. His legend’s huge.”

additional source: Metal Hammer via teamrock.com

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Despite an earlier report via Billboard, it seems Motley Crue frontman, Vince Neil, will no longer be performing at President elect, Donald Trump’s, inauguration. The singer says he was “uninvited” from playing at the event.

Neil tells TMZ, “”Well, here’s the thing. I was asked to do the inauguration, like, two months ago, no matter who won. We had no idea, obviously, who was gonna win. And we said, ‘Absolutely,’ so I wanted to play the inauguration. We gave all of our passports — of the band and crew — to Secret Service, [and] they went through everything. And so, as far as I knew from that, we were playing. We were invited, and then, it turns out, when the Republicans won, we were uninvited. ”

He continued, “I didn’t know about the Democratic part of asking us to play. I assumed what it was was it doesn’t matter who won, it’s still a big party, right? But I guess it’s not. I guess there’s more politics involved in the bands playing than I really thought there was.”

Neil added, “I just found out about this today when all this stuff kind of came out that we were playing. I said, ‘What happened?’ I asked my guys. And they said, ‘Well, no.’ Once Trump won, it’s all politics. And I don’t know who’s playing Trump’s party, but God bless ’em.”

Neil will appear on the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice, NBC’s long-running business reality show previously hosted by Trump. Trump has been replaced by actor/former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

additional source: blabbermouth.net

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Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is reported to be playing at President elect, Donald J. Trump’s, inauguration ceremony.

According to Billboard, Neil was asked about his availability “months ago.” The singer will be performing with his own band.

“The promoters asked if I was available, and I said ‘yes,’” Neil reveals. “So we sent all of the band’s passports to the Secret Service so everybody can get in, and all of the crew people, not knowing who was winning. But we were already scheduled to play.”

Neil said he was amused the night of the third debate in Las Vegas, when a guest that resembled him appeared at the end, igniting a debate on Twitter as to whether he was there. Even his 83-year-old mother believed it.

“My mom called me, and said, ‘I saw you shaking Donald Trump’s hand!’ [But] I wasn’t there! … The funny thing is I was invited to go and I just decided not to and watch it from home,” he says. “I think just because there was a guy with long blonde hair from Las Vegas, it’s got to be Vince Neil, right? ‘Hey, Vince, you shaved!’ Not really.”

As for what other bands are confirmed — or what he will perform, Neil says he’s still unsure.

“I don’t know how long I have to play. I don’t know if the Republican Party says which [songs] to play and what not to do,” he says. “It’s a little ways out. I’ll have more information as time goes on.”

Neil is also scheduled to appear on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, airing on NBC this January.

source: billboard.com

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Following a massive summer arena tour with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon, Tesla is hitting the road once again this winter. Beginning on February 1st in Saint Charles, IL, the band will play shows throughout the mid-west through March 4th. See full tour routing below.

Tesla concluded their summer tour with the release of their new album Mechanical Resonance, Live! (TESLA Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat). The album celebrates the 30th-birthday of the original multi-platinum album and features classic hits as well as a new single, Save That Goodness, written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard).

Over the course of their thirty-year career the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe.

Tour Routing:


1 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
3 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
8 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
11 Troy, OH Hobart Arena
12 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
16 Warren, OH Packard Music Hall
17 Battle Creek, MI Firekeepers Casino Hotel
18 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
23 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theater At The Midland
24 Pocola, OK Choctaw Casino-Pocola
25 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino Resort
28 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre


2 Austin, TX ACL Live At Moody Theater
3 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
4 Houston, TX House Of Blues

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Former Skid Row frontman, Sebastian Bach, has announced some book signings dates for his autobiography, 18 And Life On Skid Row. The book is be released on December 6th through Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Book-signing tour details:

December 5th
Book Revue – 7:00 p.m.
313 New York Ave Huntington, NY

December 6th
Word Bookstore @ ST. VITUS – 7:30 p.m.
St. Vitus 1120 Manhattan Ave Brooklyn, NY

December 7th
Bookends – 6:00 p.m.
211 E Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ

December 8th
Barnes & Noble – 7:00 p.m.
Monmouth Mall, 180 NJ-35 Eatontown, NJ

December 9th
Anderson’s Bookshop – 7:00 p.m.
26 South La Grange Road La Grange, IL

December 10th
Schuler’s Books & Music – 7:00 p.m.
2820 Towne Centre Blvd Lansing, MI

December 11th
Left Bank Books – 6:30 p.m.
399 N Euclid Ave St. Louis, MO

December 12th
Changing Hands – 7:00 p.m.
6428 S McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ

December 13th
Amoeba Music – 5:00 p.m.
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

December 17th
Hard Rock Hotel @ Goose Island Pub – 9:00 p.m.
4455 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV

18 And Life On Skid Row is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The book is described as:

18 And Life On Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life.

Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records, both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles I Remember You, Youth Gone Wild and 18 And Life, and the albums Skid Row and Slave To The Grind, which became the first-ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show The Gilmore Girls.

In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmih, Motley Crue, Soungarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N’ Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life On Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams, only to lose his family, and then his home. It is a story of perseverance, of wine, women and song and a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 And Life On Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.”

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Aerosmith co-founding member and rock icon Joe Perry took time off from his work with Aerosmith and the Hollywood Vampires to be on hand last week (November 11th) as the Classic Rock Awards 2016 made their debut in Tokyo, Japan.

“I’ve been a fan of Classic Rock Magazine for many years and appreciate what they do for our music, and I thought it would great to be part of an event as big as this,” Joe Perry says. “I literally just finished a six-week Aerosmith tour in South America and I didn’t even have to unpack my bags. When I heard Jeff, Jimmy and Johnny and Cheap Trick were going to be there as well as bunch of my other friends, I couldn’t resist and had to go. It was a party from the minute I landed to the time I left.”

Perry and his Hollywood Vampires bandmate Johnny Depp joined a cast of rock icons who were on hand for the show. Perry and Depp performed a five-song set, accompanied by the all-star band honoree Jeff Beck had assembled for the night (details below) on Stop Messin’ Around, Come Together, Train Kept A Rollin’, As Bad As I Am, and Sweet Emotion.

Jeff Beck was given the highest honors on the night and he assembled his own special band of musicians for the event. The all-star cast featured brothers Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots on guitar and bass, guitarist Tommy Henriksen, of US-based supergroup Hollywood Vampires, and Korn drummer Ray Luzier.

The star-studded line-up also included Perry’s longtime friend Jimmy Page, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, Orianthi and X Japan drummer Yoshiki, among others.

“Even though Aerosmith is considered Classic Rock, Jimmy and Jeff were and still are pioneers,” Joe adds. “They have been an influence on my playing and have helped to create the foundation for what we now call Classic Rock. To count them as friends is a great thing.”

Photo credit: Ross Halfin/TeamRock.com

Up next for Perry is a show with The Hollywood Vampires, Sammy Hagar and Korn at Alice Cooper’s 15th Annual Christmas Pudding show Saturday, December 3rd in Phoenix, AZ. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Additional details can be found here. The new year will see the legendary guitarist finishing up some solo projects and working with Steven on some new Aerosmith material.

Meanwhile, early next year, the NAMM Foundation will honor Perry with the prestigious Les Paul Award at a January 21st ceremony in Anaheim, CA as part of the 2017 NAMM TEC Awards. The annual award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation and honors individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul. Perry–who was included in Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”–is also scheduled to perform live before an audience of pro audio and sound production inventors, musicians and industry friends.

“Anytime my name is mentioned in the same sentence as Les Paul, it’s a huge honor,” says Perry. “Getting an award bearing his name is the icing on the cake.”

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