DUE TO FRONTMAN LEMMY KILIMISTER’S ON GOING HEALTH ISSUES, MOTORHEAD CANCELS AUSTIN SHOW AFTER THREE SONGS

lemmy-kilmister640 Motorhead were forced to stop last night’s (9/1) show in Austin after just two songs as frontman Lemmy Kilmister continues to battle health problems.

According to Glide Magazine, the band only played three songs — Damage Case, Stay Clean and We Are Motörhead — before a “fatigued and winded” Lemmy announced the next song, Metropolis, and then let out a sigh, telling the crowd, “I can’t do it.” He then left the stage with the rest of the band and returned moments later and apologized to a disappointed but supportive audience. He said, “You are one of the best gigs in America, and I would love to play for you, but I can’t… So please accept my apologies. Next time, all right?”

The group’s two previous concerts, August 27th in Salt Lake City and August 28th in Denver, were cut short and canceled altogether, respectively. Each city’s high altitude presented breathing difficulties for Kilmister, whose health issues in recent years have included a June 2013 hematoma and being fitted for a defibrillator.

Motorhead have released the following statement on their Facebook page:

“As you might have heard, Motörhead again had to abbreviate a performance due to Lemmy not feeling well. This is a DIRECT follow-on from the altitude issues in Colorado, and clearly, Lemmy tried to get back at it too quickly. For this reason, Motörhead will not play in San Antonio tonight, but the show will still go on with Saxon headlining. Lemmy will resume duties the moment he is PROPERLY rested and firing on all cylinders again. The legendary Motörheadbanger patience is much appreciated, and the band send their deepest thanks. More details will be released soon.”

additional source: ultimateclassicrock.com

IRON MAIDEN FRONTMAN BRUCE DICKINSON SAYS HE THINKS HIS CANCER CAME FROM AN STD

brucedickinson400 Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was guest on Eddie’s August 31st broadcast of his Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live. Portions of the interview appear below as transcribed by blabbermouth.net.

Discussing what he believes caused his tongue and neck cancer:

“It’s a virus. HPV — human papilloma virus. They all are. I’m almost willing to bet, anytime you hear about somebody who gets tonsil cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, whatever it is, if they’re not heavy smokers and they’re not massive, heavy drinkers, it’s almost inevitably… There’s a five hundred percent increase in this type of cancer in men over forty — five hundred percent increase. It’s massive. It’s the same virus that causes cervical cancer. The diagnosis is the same. It’s the same words they use. And the issue is that in guys, typically, it only presents as a lump in the side of your neck. It’s probably already beavering away inside your tongue, and you don’t even know. And the secondary one that pops up is the one that’s right next door — in your lymph node. And that’s the one that [where you go], ‘Hey, what’s this lump in my neck?'”…I had two tumors — I had one golf ball-sized one in my tongue, and I had another one the size of a large strawberry or a small walnut in the lymph node in the right side of my neck, and that’s the one that felt a little strange. I thought, ‘Hmm, am I getting a cold? Am I getting some sort of bug, or what’s going on?’ But it didn’t go down, and it was kind of hard; it wasn’t squishy and moving around like normal soft tissue, a lymph node, does. So that was the giveaway, and typically, that is the only giveaway. ‘Cause when I got diagnosed with it, I immediately went in and… You’ve got nothing else better to do for nine weeks or twelve weeks except Google it on the Internet, find out everything you can about it. Know your enemy, you know? And, so, looking at other guys’ experiences and clinical reports, you find out that, wow, this thing is really prevalent and lots and lots of guys, they don’t know a huge amount about why, about why it affects some guys and not other guys, why some guys get an HPV infection that doesn’t go away, ’cause they normally just go away. But in some guys over forty, it doesn’t. And everybody makes the jokes about [actor] Michael Douglas [who claimed that cunnilingus could have caused his throat cancer], ’cause he was having oral sex, and it’s just, like, okay, we need to get over that one, guys, because this is kind of serious. There’s hundreds of thousands of people at risk for this. And guys should know, if you get a lump here, and you’re over forty, don’t just assume antibiotics will get rid of it. Go and properly get it checked out. It’s important.”

GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “THE STRANGER”

geofftate's operationmindcrimeband2015-640 Operation: Mindcrime – the band fronted by former Queensryche man Geoff Tate – have released a lyric video for their song The Stranger from their forthcoming album, The Key. Watch it below.

To watch a video for the song, Re-Inventing The Future, go here.

To read more about The Key, and to view a track listing, please click here.

W.A.S.P. RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE SONG “SCREAM” FROM THE FORTHCOMING “GOLGOTHA” ALBUM

blackielawless400 W.A.S.P. have released a lyric video for the song, Scream, from the band’s forthcoming Golgotha album, due out October 2nd. Watch the clip below.

Scream was the track we felt really opened the album with the kick we were looking for,” says singer Blackie Lawless. “The animation on the video is outstanding and truly takes you on a trip. ‘You’re gonna cry if you want me, You’re gonna lie if you love me!’ It’s enough to make you wanna scream!”

The band unveiled the details of the Golgotha album in July. Guitarist Doug Blair admitted recording the sessions had been been a “very fractured” process, and drummer Mike Dupke left after the album was finished. He was replaced by former sticksman Patrick Johansson. To read more about the album and to view a track listing, please click here.

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SAMMY HAGAR ANNOUNCES A BOOK TOUR

sammyhagar400pix Singer Sammy Hagar will be out on the road promoting his latest project, Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook, due for publication September 15th.

He will begin the book tour the day before it arrives in stores, appearing at Bookends in Ridgewood, N.J., and he’s currently scheduled to make seven stops in all, finishing on September 23rd at Books Inc. in San Francisco. See the entire itinerary below.

“It’s pretty much the manual for throwing a party and the culinary lifestyle I’ve had on the road my whole life,” Hagar explained. “My grandfather was a chef, and my mom was a great cook. And I have all these chef friends — Emeril Lagasse and all these people that I hang out with and cook with and do charities with. So it’s all about that. All my drink recipes from my different spirits, what to pair while eating and drinking. It’s really fun.”

Are We Having Any Fun Yet? is Hagar’s second attempt at the bestseller lists, following his hit 2011 memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock.

Sammy Hagar 2015 Book Tour:

9/14 – Ridgewood, N.J. (Bookends)
9/15 – Huntington, N.Y. (Book Revue)
9/17 – Naperville, Ill. (Wentz Concert Hall)
9/18 – St. Louis, Mo. (Left Bank Books)
9/20 – Larkspur, Calif. (Diesel)
9/22 – Roseville, Calif. (Barnes & Noble)
9/23 – San Francisco, Calif. (Books Inc.)

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additional source: ultimateclassicrock.com

MOTORHEAD FRONTMAN LEMMY KILMISTER DISCUSSES THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM AND HIS HEALTH

lemmy-kilmister640 [Note: This interview was conducted prior to Motorhead’s August 27th concert in in Salt Lake City, Utah. That show ended after only four songs because frontman Lemmy Kilmister told the crowd he was finding it difficult to breathe. This follows reports from Los Angeles on August 22nd, where some fans said the 69-year-old appeared unsteady on his feet.]

Greg Prato of Bravewords spoke with Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Highlights from the interview appear below.

BraveWords: First off, how are you doing health-wise?

Lemmy Kilmister: I’m alright. I’m not as strong as I used to be, but I’m alright.

BraveWords: Have you had to alter your lifestyle over the past few years?

Lemmy Kilmister: Yes, I’ve stopped eating children. [Laughs]

BraveWords: What about as far as smoking and drinking?

Lemmy Kilmister: I don’t think that’s any of your business. I don’t think that’s really relevant.

BraveWords: Let’s discuss the new album, Bad Magic.

Lemmy Kilmister: A lot of it came really easy. I was lucky. [Laughs]

BraveWords: Would you say some of your favorite Motorhead albums have come the easiest, or were they difficult to get just right?

Lemmy Kilmister: Both ways. We record all different ways, too. Sometimes, we get the drums first, but apart from that, anything goes.

BraveWords: Could you give an example of a Motorhead album that was hard to get right?

Lemmy Kilmister: Another Perfect Day took the longest. But that was Brian Robertson.

BraveWords: I am happy to see Motörhead is headlining some of the biggest venues ever in the US on the upcoming tour. How does it feel that the band is probably bigger than ever here in the US?

Lemmy Kilmister: “Oh, we’ve been trying long enough. I’ve been here for 21 years. God almighty, we should have been playing [large venues] ages ago.” [Laughs]

BraveWords: What do you feel is the most underrated Motorhead album?

Lemmy Kilmister: Oh, all of them, really. After Another Perfect Day, we didn’t have a hit for about ten years. There was a lot of good stuff that went under the bridge, and everybody missed it.

BraveWords: Do you prefer the state of the music industry now, or when you were first coming up in the ’70s?

Lemmy Kilmister: Somewhere in the middle, actually. Because I came up in the ’60s first – I was in a couple of bands in the ’60s. That was miserable, because if you were into recording you had to carry this huge suitcase with a tape recorder around with you. It was just hopeless. Then the ’60s got slightly better, but the ’70s was the best. Because we discovered cassette players and all that stuff. It became a lot more quick and a lot more efficient.

BraveWords: What is the biggest misconception about Lemmy Kilmister?

Lemmy Kilmister: I don’t know. You’d have to ask them.

Read Lemmy’s entire interview with Bravewords here.

Listen to Electricity from Bad Magic below.

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source: bravewords.com

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, FEATURING ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY, JOHNNY DEPP, AND OTHERS, RELEASE AN AUDIO VIDEO OF THE WHO’S “MY GENERATION”

alicecoopehollywoodvamplogo640 Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and others have released am audio video for their cover version of The Who’s, My Generation. Listen to it below.

The band recently announced that it will be playing only two shows Stateside at the Roxy, on the fabled Sunset Strip, on September 16th and 17th. Joining Cooper, Perry and Depp at those shows will be bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum.

Hollywood Vampires album will be released on September 11th. Pre-order a copy here.

Hollywood Vampires track listing:

1. The Last Vampire
2. Raise The Dead
3. My Generation
4. Whole Lotta Love
5. I Got A Line
6. Five To One/Break On Through
7. One/Jump Into The Fire
8. Come And Get It
9. Jeepster
10. Cold Turkey
11. Manic Depression
12. Itchycoo Park
13. School’s Out/Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2
14. Dead Drunk Friends

* The Last Vampire

Narration: Sir Christopher Lee
Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou

* Raise The Dead

(Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Rob Klonel)
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

* My Generation

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Drums: Zak Starkey
Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen,

* Whole Lotta Love

Vocals: Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp,
Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Harmonica: Alice Cooper
Drums: Zak Starkey
Bass: Kip Winger
Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Backing Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

* I Got A Line

Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass: Kip Winger
Background Vocals: Perry Farrell, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

* Five to One/Break On Through

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
Farfisa: Charlie Judge
Bass: Bruce Witkin

* One/Jump Into The Fire

Vocals: Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Dave Grohl
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Keyboard: Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin
Programming: Tommy Henriksen

* Come And Get It

Vocals: Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
Piano: Paul McCartney
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass: Paul McCartney
Background Vocals: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Abe Laboriel Jr., Bob Ezrin

* Jeepster

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen,
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin

* Cold Turkey

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

* Manic Depression

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Zak Starkey
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bob Ezrin

* Itchycoo Park

Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

* School’s Out / Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2

Vocals: Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson
Guitar: Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Neal Smith
Bass: Dennis Dunaway
Background Vocals: Kip Winger, Bob Ezrin

* Dead Drunk Friends

(Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin)
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin,
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Programming: Tommy Henriksen
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin

The name “Hollywood vampires” references a loose collective of rockers, including Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon, who got together in the early Seventies and drink on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow.

IRON MAIDEN FRONTMAN BRUCE DICKINSON TO PILOT CUSTOM BOEING 747 JET DUBBED, “ED FORCE ONE,” THAT WILL TAKE THE BAND ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS

brucedickinson400 Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone reports:

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson will take the helm onstage and in the air next year when the metal outfit embarks on a six-continent world tour, flying in a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet piloted by the singer himself.

Dates and venues are still being finalized for the 2016 trek, which will be in support of the group’s upcoming double LP, The Book of Souls, out September 4th. Iron Maiden will kick off the tour in the United States in late February before flying to Mexico and Central America in early March, where they’ll perform their first concert in El Salvador. They’ll also hit South America that month before returning to the U.S. and Canada for shows through early April.

…Iron Maiden are leasing the 747 through Air Atlanta Icelandic and Dickinson — an avid amateur pilot — is currently training for his license to fly the four-engine jet. In a statement, the singer gushed about the 747’s size and speed — “it is marginally faster o.85 MACH and the range of around 7000 [nautical miles] (13,000 km)” — and noted that the band plans to make a few internal modifications and give the jet a fresh paint job, featuring, of course, their famed mascot Eddie.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

source: rollingstone.com

BUCKCHERRY RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TIGHT PANTS”

buckcherry2015-640 Buckcherry have released a video for the song, Tight Pants, from their forthcoming new album, Rock N’Roll, which was released on August 21st through F-Bomb records. Watch the video below.

Last week, Todd revealed that the song Tight Pants was influenced by Aerosmith. To read more about this, and to see the album track list, go here.

To watch a video for the song, The Madness, please click here.

Buckcherry tour dates:

August:

28 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
29 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY

September:

9 Neighbrhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
10 Ziggy’s Wilmington, NC
12 The Concourse at The International Knoxville, TN
15 Ground Zero Traverse City, MI
16 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
18 District Square Kalamazoo, MI
19 Stout Ale House Menomonie, WI
20 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA
29 Brewster St. Ice House Corpus Christi, TX
30 Scout Bar Houston, TX

October:

2 Hard Rock Casino Sioux City, IA
3 Three Hills Event Center w/ Saving Abel Nebraska City, NE
4 Singers Hays, KS
29 Mosaic Place w/ Bret Michaels Moose Jaw, Canada
31 Deerfoot Inn & Casino Calgary, Canada

December:

4 The Watering Hole Green Bay, WI

To purchase tickets, visit Buckcherry’s Facebook page.

GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH ON A DOKKEN REUNION, “THAT IS ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW…, BUT OF COURSE THAT COMES AND GOES EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS”

georgelynch400 Leslie Michele Derrough of Glide Magazine spoke with guitarist George Lynch. Portions of the interview appear below.

Glide: What song in your career would you say was the most difficult to transfer to the live stage from the recording?

Lynch: Probably Mr. Scary because it has so many guitars on it. What I’ve done in more recent years is sometimes I’ll have a guitar tech that is actually a guitar player play the rhythm part offstage, play one of the rhythm parts, and it really makes a huge difference. And if I don’t have that I’ll run a tape of just me playing the rhythm guitar so that I can play all the lead stuff on top of it and it sounds like the record. Cause really, if I just play the lead parts and there’s no rhythm parts happening live, it doesn’t sound very good (laughs). And I can’t do both at the same time, it’s physically impossible.

Glide: I asked this question of Jeff Pilson (former Dokken bassist, vocalist) a few years ago so I want to ask it to you as well: You two have been friends a very long time. What have you learned from him as a musician and what do you think you’ve rubbed off on him?

Lynch: I think we work together well because we’re different animals in our approach. We approach music from two polar opposite places. Jeff is very learned and knows music theory and understands music theory and is a multi-instrumentalist. He’s a, what do you call it, a jack-of-all-trades and a master of all trades. And I’m more of just a one trick pony. I mean, I do what I do and it’s just spontaneous and improvisational, kind of from the heart and the head all at the same time. And I think that makes for an interesting mix. He’s able to take things maybe I’ll start out with and go, “Oh man, that’s bad ass, that’s a great riff.” And he’s able to take it and polish it and add to it and make it right. Then he also challenges me to think outside my normal box where I have to kind of think a little bit harder about putting things together intelligently, because he’s putting together things right. He has a musical mind as far as arranging instrumentation and theory. So it forces me to try and raise the bar and come up to his level. At the same time, I think he appreciates the spontaneity of what I do. And it makes for a good creative pairing. We have wonderful chemistry.

Glide: This is what he told me about you. He said, “He made me really want to pursue an honest course in music. He’s very true to his soul when he writes and works.”

Lynch: You know, we have a bromance thing and we both love each other a lot and been through a lot together. We love getting together and hanging and working on music because it’s the process, really. We’ll put out a record and maybe achieve some commercial success, maybe not, but it’s really the process that we love so much, the creative process that we’ve been doing since the eighties. It’s just cathartic and beautiful and we create this beautiful music together that comes out of nothing and it’s great and very rewarding. We live down the street from each other but we’re both incredibly busy so it’s hard to find the time but every year or every two years we try to make time to do some sort of project together. And the project that is on the table right now is possibly a Dokken reunion, but of course that comes and goes every couple of years (laughs) so who knows. But we’re talking again about that but if that doesn’t happen we may do another T&N-style record but with Michael Sweet.

Glide: Who was the first real rock star you ever met?

Lynch: If I’m remembering correctly, it was Ritchie Blackmore. Me and my friends, I think we had taken a bus up to Hollywood or something. It’s been a long, long time ago but somewhere in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard or something. He was with some friends, obviously older guys and stuff, and we were just like younger and we were all scared and wanted to introduce ourselves and I pulled the short straw. So I was the one that had to go up and say hi and I was really nervous. And it didn’t go so well. They kind of laughed me away and it was kind of hurtful so I went back and told my friends what happened and I felt dejected. But then Ritchie came over. He felt bad and he came over and sat down with us and started talking to us. Pretty cool.

Glide: How has your relationship with the guitar changed over the years?

Lynch: I think my number one problem with guitar playing is that it’s a discipline that I have not been responsible enough in pursuing the academic part of it. In other words, you know, the discipline of practicing every day and practicing in a methodical way; the hard nuts and bolts of becoming a better technician. It’s very easy to rely on the fact that, oh, I have a sound and a style and kind of do my thing. It’s pretty easy to rely on that and get lazy. And I tend to do that and I’ve got to stop doing that. It’s not just the matter of having a guitar in your hands for a lot of hours a day, it’s a matter of actually applying yourself constructively to get better, to learn more, and I feel guilty about that, that I don’t do a better job at that.

Read more at Glide Magazine.

Lynch Mob’s latest album, Rebel, was released on August 21st through Frontiers Music SRL. To listen to songs from the album, click on the highlighted song titles.

Testify
Jelly Roll
War
Automatic Fix

source: glidemagazine.com