LynchMob640 As previously reported, Lynch Mob will be releasing their eighth studio album, Rebel, on August 21st through Frontiers Music SRL.

The band is currently streaming another song from the forth coming release entitled, Jelly Roll. Listen to it below.

To listen to other songs streaming from Rebel, please click on the song titles:

Automatic Fix


kerryling400 While Slayer is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the festival’s co-founder Kevin Lyman recently stated that metal “chased girls away” because the genre “got gray, bald and fat.

When Slayer guitarist Kerry King was asked by Metal Insider to comment on Lyman’s statement, he said, “It’s a very generalizing statement and it basically throws his tour under the bus. That’s just… that’s not even Business 101. That’s just insane.”

King went on to criticize this year’s Mayhem line-up, saying, “Do I know this tour wasn’t booked correctly? Absolutely I know this tour wasn’t booked correctly. [Slayer and Exodus guitarist] Gary Holt made the comment that usually there’s the Main Stage, a second stage, a third stage, and then that piece-of-shit record stage… Now what they’re calling a second stage is at best a fourth stage and they’re wondering why people aren’t showing up.”

He continued, “I think they waited too long and think all the talent that could have been on this took gigs in Europe. Because there’s nobody here touring. It’s easy to fill these stages, but I guess they wanted a different price point, take away the second and third stage which I think had a lot of value. To me, a second-stage headliner is Anthrax, Machine Head…Whoever booked this made a gigantic error.”

When asked if he felt Slayer was carrying this year’s Mayhem Festival more so than in previous years, King said, “[Without the extra stages] it’s basically a glorified Slayer show…Let me put it to you this way: last year, Slayer, Suicidal [Tendencies] and Exodus played the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee and sold it out. Mayhem came through ten days ago and didn’t sell it out. That’s what I’m going up against here…I understand it from a fan’s perspective. I wouldn’t spend money to come to this either.”

When questioned if this would be Slayer’s last time on the Mayhem tour, King stated, “This might be the last time you see Mayhem.”

Slayer’s forthcoming album, Repentless, will be released on September 11th. Watch a video for the title track, here.

Remaining tour dates for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are as follows:


21 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22 Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
24 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25 Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26 Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
28 Orange Peel, Asheville, NC*
29 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
31 Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX


1 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
2 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX


New Zealand AC/DC Phil Rudd Paul Chapman of The Telegraph reports:

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd must undergo random testing for drugs and alcohol after allegedly being caught drinking while serving a home detention sentence in New Zealand.

Rudd, 61, was arrested at his luxury waterfront mansion in the North Island city of Tauranga at the weekend, and spent Sunday night behind bars.

He appeared in the Tauranga District Court on Monday, accused of breaching a condition of his home detention prohibiting the possession and consumption of alcohol.

The Australian-born rocker, dressed in a white polo shirt, stood expressionless in the dock as he was granted bail until August 3rd.

His lawyer Craig Tuck entered no plea to the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail or a NZ$2,000 ($1293.51 US dollars) fine.

Mr. Tuck did not oppose a new condition requested by a probation officer that Rudd should be subject to random drug and alcohol testing when required by police.

Police did not oppose Rudd’s release on bail.

As he was escorted from the court, Rudd gesticulated at waiting media before ordering an associate to “gimme the key” and getting into the driving seat of a waiting Jaguar saloon.

Rudd’s arrest came a little over a week after he was convicted and sentenced to eight months’ home detention for threatening to kill an employee, and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

At the time, Judge Thomas Ingram warned him he would go to prison if he breached the terms of his sentence.

“I stone cold guarantee that’s where you’ll end up,” the judge told him then.

Rudd has since lodged an appeal against his conviction and sentence.



philrudd400 Reuters is reporting that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand where he lives just 10 days after being sentenced to home detention, media reported on Sunday.

Rudd, who on July 10th was sentenced to eight months home detention after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, is being held in custody in New Zealand, the Australian Associated Press reported, citing his lawyer, Craig Tuck.

The 61-year-old musician will appear in court in Tauranga district on Monday morning, the news agency said.

Police declined to confirm the arrest or comment on the charge, the AAP said.

The arrest is the latest blow to the rock musician who was unable to join AC/DC for their 2015 Rock or Bust tour due to legal problems.

He was arrested last November and charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of drugs. The charge of trying to procure murder was withdrawn because of a lack of evidence.

The threat was to an employee involved in the unsuccessful launch of his solo album.

As part of his sentence Rudd was being electronically monitored at his mansion in the seaside city of Tauranga, about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Auckland.

Australian-born Rudd has lived in New Zealand since he was dimissed from the band in 1983. He rejoined AC/DC in 1994.



bonjovinorichie640 Michele Amabile Angermiller of Billboard reports:

Bon Jovi is releasing a special fan album leading up to its overseas fall tour, Billboard has learned.

The band is releasing two new tracks not even one month before the August 21st release of their new album, Burning Bridges.

A spokesperson for Bon Jovi tells Billboard, “Burning Bridges, which will be released August 21st, is an album for fans and will accompany an upcoming international tour. The band is hard at work on their next album, which will see a full-scale release in 2016.”

The first track, We Don’t Run, is written by Jon Bon Jovi and Grammy-winning producer John Shanks. An anthem in the Bon Jovi tradition, the tune features meaty production and a shredding guitar solo by Shanks. Shanks has a long history with the band, having produced What About Now, The Circle, Lost Highway and Have a Nice Day.

The second, Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning, is a happier, more romantic, bright pop song with a hooky chorus featuring the lyrics “Saturday night gave me Sunday morning/ Opened my eyes and it’s a new day dawning/ Think I might have pushed my luck a time or two/ Everything about us is what gets me through.” It’s classic Bon Jovi and sure to inspire a big sing-along on the road.

Credited to Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks and former guitarist Richie Sambora, the song — released internationally on July 16 — was written previous to Sambora’s departure from the group.

Read more at Billboard.



diostanduptocancerlogo400 TheRonnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund will be raffling tickets off for a 2015 one-of-a-kind custom painted Holy Diver Harley, painted by Mick Cassidy of Bad Ass Paint, are just one for $50 or three for $100. Winner to be drawn at 666 tickets sold. 100% of proceeds to go directly to Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.


2015 FXDB “Street Bob”
Color: Black/Custom Finish
Customized Value: $25,000
For bike specs visit: Harley-Davidson of Glendale Website
*Winner is responsible for delivery and all applicable federal, state and local taxes/registration fees.
*Two year factory warranty coverage included; additional maintenance coverage available for purchase at the time of delivery.


2nd Prize:
1 pair of tickets for the 2016 RIDE FOR RONNIE and BBQ, May 15, 2016 (20 winners)
Value: $150

For more information, and to purchase raffle tickets, please click here.


aerosmith640 Aerosmith’s new concert film Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014–a 20-song collection capturing the legendary rock band delivering a scorching career-spanning show at the famed Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK in June 2014–is now available to pre-order on the band’s a href=”” target=”_blank”>website [DVD/CD, Blu-Ray/CD, with deluxe package options available that include a t-shirt and poster]. This news comes in the midst of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ current Blue Army Tour 2015 (dates below).

Due out September 4 via Eagle Rock Entertainment, the critically acclaimed film–which premiered in February with a highly successful nationwide theatrical run–is available to pre-order on multiple formats: Blu-ray+2CD,, DVD+2CD, DVD+3LP and on all digital formats for North America and DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+2CD, DVD+3LP and digital formats for ROW/Europe. View the trailer below.

The Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 track listing is as follows:

1) Train Kept A-Rollin’
2) Eat The Rich
3) Love In An Elevator
4) Cryin’
5) Jaded
6) Livin’ On The Edge
7) Last Child
8) Freedom Fighter
9) Same Old Song And Dance
10) Janie’s Got A Gun
11) Toys In The Attic
12) I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
13) No More No More
14) Come Together
15) Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
16) Walk This Way
17) Home Tonight
18) Dream On
19) Sweet Emotion
20) Mama Kin

Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, Aerosmith–Rock’s greatest live act–returned to the road June 13 in Glendale, AZ where they kicked off their Blue Army Tour 2015. This trek will take the band to 15 cities before concluding in Canton, OH on Friday, August 7th when they perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.

Aerosmith’s 2015 remaining summer tour dates are as follows:


16 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
19 Fort McMurray, AB Shell Place at MacDonald Park
22 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
25 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest


1 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
7 Canton, OH Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium



Prato90'smetalbook640 Since its inception in the late 1960’s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling – the 1990’s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980’s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach – detected in several new metal-based “sub-genres.” Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date…before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.

Written by journalist/author Greg Prato, Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, Survival features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King’s X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Color, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword penned by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

Available as a paperback version [616 pages, $24.99], a Kindle download [$9.99], and a Nook download [$9.99], ‘Survival of the Fittest’ helps put the ’90s and heavy metal all into perspective.

Read an exclusive excerpt here.

Ordering info:

Paperback and Kindle

Greg Prato is a Long Island, New York-based journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone and Guitar Player, and has authored such books as Iron Maiden: ’80 ’81, The Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Companion, The Eric Carr Story, and Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music. Survival of the Fittest is his 16th book overall.


slashband640 Currently in the midst of their headlining world tour, Slash: Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators-Slash (Guitar), Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals)–will launch the World On Fire North American fall tour September 18th through October 24nd (see full itinerary below).

Citi is the official credit card of the World On Fire Tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning Tuesday, July 14th. For complete pre-sale details, visit The regular on-sale for tickets will begin on Friday, July 17th.

Last month, Slash and The Conspirators released Live At The Roxy 9/25/14, the live concert on DVD, Blu-ray, 3LP, 2CD through all major retailers and digital formats simultaneously via Eagle Rock Entertainment and onlineas a BitTorrent Bundle, (here).

Shortly after the release of their current World On Fire album–Slash’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators–the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer Slash took the stage with his band The Conspirators at the legendary Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. A staple of rock history that helped birth countless bands, including Guns ‘N’ Roses, the atmospheric venue gave fans a brilliant opportunity to see the band up close as they delivered a set packed with recent solo tracks, including several from the new album World On Fire, and classics from Slash’s days with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver: Ghost, Back From Cali, World On Fire, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Anastasia, Paradise City, Slither, Nightrain and many more. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance that is brilliantly captured on Live At The Roxy 9/25/14. Slash’s guitar prowess paired with the raw energy of Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators proves a truly potent live force and Live At The Roxy 9/25/14 sets the benchmark for high octane rock n roll shows.

Recently, Slash and his band partnered with IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To read more about about this, please click here.

Slash: Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators “World On Fire” Fall U.S. Tour:


18 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
19 Clark, NJ Food Truck and Rock Carnival -festival
21 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
24 Montreal, QC Metropolis
26 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
27 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
29 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
30 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center


2 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino – Mari Center
4 Louisville, KY Louder than Life Festival
7 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
9 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
10 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
12 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
13 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
15 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
16 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
18 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
20 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
21 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
24 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino



blackielawless400 Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from metal icons W.A.S.P. This October 2nd, the wait ends, as Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. will release their long awaited new album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha.

Frontman Blackie Lawless on the new album Golgotha:

“There are times in any band’s career that somehow all things mesh together. Their experiences, influences, and personal timing bring them into a common space. This has happened with this record. Four years in the making has provided direction, but even greater reflection. Golgotha, where Christ was crucified – Hebrew for “the place of the skull”.”

Over the next six months, W.A.S.P frontman Blackie Lawless be writing a monthly installment that chronicles the making of Golgotha. They will all be posted at the band’s official website. Read the first entry, here.

Golgotha is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore in North America and Europe.

Golgotha Track Listing:

1. Scream
2. Last Runaway
3. Shotgun
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
9. Golgotha

W.A.S.P. on the web:

Official website