GUITARIST SCOTT IAN DISCUSSES HIS FORTHCOMING AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND DVD, NEW ANTHRAX MUSIC AND BEING TOLD HE LOOKS LIKE HENRY WINKLER

scottian650 Greg Prato for Bravewords spoke with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, who has a 392 page autobiography titled, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy from Anthrax out on on October 14th and a two hour plus Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD out on November 13th via Megaforce Record. Portions of the interview appear below.

BraveWords: Was it planned that both your book and DVD would be coming out around the same time?

Scott Ian: It really wasn’t a plan. If anything, I would have thought the DVD would have been out sooner, but it just took a really long time. Production issues and just getting it done…I had no idea getting subtitles done in like, six different languages would take so long, either. I never really thought about that – getting a two-hour and something show transcribed into English and then having those all done in different languages. I’m lucky enough I have enough friends that speak all these different languages – Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese – who were able to do it for me. But it’s really time consuming.

BraveWords: The DVD reminded me a bit of Henry Rollins’ spoken word performances. Would you say you modeled your performance after that?

Scott Ian: I really had no model at all. I haven’t seen Henry do a talking show since the early ’90s, so I really don’t know what he does these days, as far as what his set is comprised of and how he does it anymore. But for me, I just got up on stage and told stories from my life. It’s not like I had videos or stuff to watch to even really be influenced by, because it’s not stand-up comedy. And there’s really not any other guys in bands out there doing it, where I can say, “I saw so-and-so.” I had all these stories in my head, and I had the opportunity to go do it in London a couple of years ago as a one-off, and I had so much fun doing that one time that I decided that I wanted to do more of it.

BraveWords: A funny story you talk about in the DVD was when someone once mistook you Anthony Kiedis. Has there ever been another celebrity someone mistook you for?

Scott Ian: There’s obvious ones, like I understand why people mistake me and let’s say, Shavo from System of a Down, because we both have bald heads and we both have beards. We don’t look anything a like, but at least that makes more sense than Anthony Kiedis. When I was younger, some people used to say I looked like Henry Winkler, which I don’t necessarily see, but I always take that as a compliment, because I love Henry Winkler. [Laughs]

BraveWords: What is Anthrax currently up to? Working on new music?

Scott Ian: Yeah, that’s why I couldn’t tell you the names of the songs, because I’m only thinking of the new stuff. We’re deep in the writing process – it’s been going really well. We’ve got 16 or 17 ideas, all in some state of construction, basically. Some more done than others. And it’s all still just a work in progress. But it’s coming along great. We’ve never written more really than we’ve needed for a record, so we just haven’t stopped ourselves this time. It wasn’t like we said, ‘OK, we’ve got ten, let’s got make an album.’ Good ideas kept coming. I think we’ll probably do another couple of writing sessions, and then maybe put a cap on it, as far as musical ideas, just because I’m pretty backlogged right now, as far as having to catch up lyrically. I don’t want to get in situation where I’ve got to write 25 songs worth of words. I have a lot to say, but not that much. But it is going really well. We’re exactly where we should be, I think. That doesn’t give you any idea what it sounds like, but it’s definitely Anthrax.

Read more at BraveWords.

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source: bravewords.com

THE METAL GOD SAYS HE “HOPES” THAT JUDAS PRIEST WILL MAKE ANOTHER RECORD

robhalfordleathersuit Greg Prato of the Long Island Pulse spoke with Judas frontman and Metal God, Rob Halford. Some quotes from the article appear below.

Discussing the band’s performance with James Durbin on American Idolstrong:

“We’d been following what James Durbin had been doing on the show, and James was bringing metal onto American Idol, which no other artist had done up until that point. There was some kickback from certain elements of the metal community, saying, ‘What the hell are you doing? How dare you be on American Idol?’ And our response was, ‘Who would not push back on an opportunity to be in the homes of 30 million viewers in America and beyond?’ It was firstly to do it for James, because he’s a great talent, and then secondly, it was to keep spreading the gospel of metal through Judas Priest.”

Talking about Long Island metalheads:

“I suppose it’s just the fabric of the people there. It’s extremely intense in terms of the passion of the metalheads on Long Island. I guess it’s just what makes Long Island unique, really. It reminds us a little bit of where we’re from, in the Midlands [of England]. The Midlands region is hard-working, tough people that can be in your face but have got your back. And they’re very proud of their heritage and their roots. I think that’s what we get from the Long Island crowd. It’s good to see those words on a tour itinerary.”

On whether he sees Priest continuing beyond Redeemer of Souls and its supporting tour?

“You’re inspired by the initial feedback of enthusiasm and support from your fan base, so that only encourages you to consider going through the process again. After this tour completes—we’ll be working through most of 2015—I’m sure that there will be another opportunity where we finish a touring cycle and we consider what to do next. My hope is that we’ll be making another Priest record.”

Read more at the Long Island Pulse.

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REPORT STATES THAT BLACK SABBATH WILL RECORD A NEW ALBUM

blacksabb2013 Black Sabbath are to record a final album together, Ozzy Osbourne has exclusively revealed to Metal Hammer.

The heavy metal legends will team up with producer Rick Rubin once again to record the follow-up to 2013’s hugely successful 13 album.

Speaking to Classic Rock at the end of 2013, Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were hesitant about the possibility of making one final Sabbath album – “I don’t know if it would be the right thing to do,” Iommi admitted. “But who knows. The history of this band has taught me to never say never” – but frontman Ozzy now says that the band will begin work on the album next year.

“The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great,” says Ozzy. “We all made friends, we didn’t fuck around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we’re going to do one more album, and a final tour. Once the dust settled after the last tour we started discussing the idea, because we were getting asked about it all the time. I said to Sharon ‘What’s going on? Because if there’s no more Sabbath I want to get on with my own thing again’ and she came back and said ‘Let me look into it.’ Three weeks later I asked her about it again, and she said ‘Oh, I still have to talk to so and so…’ and I said ‘Sharon, I ain’t fucking 21 any more, if we’re going to do I want to do it before I’m 70!’ Time isn’t on our side! So she made the call and came back and said ‘Yeah, the record company wants another album.’ I believe Rick Rubin is going to do it with us again.”

Although the trio have no new material written for what will be their fourteenth studio album, Osbourne anticipates that sessions will begin early in 2015.

“It’ll be sooner rather than later,” the singer insists. “Obviously a lot of it is coming down to Tony’s health, he’s obviously got his cancer treatment, but we’ll get onto it next year. I don’t know if we’ll be writing in England or LA, but I’ll fly to the fucking moon for it if I have to!”

source: metalhammer.teamrock.com

AC/DC’S MALCLOM YOUNG “REPORTEDLY” SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA AND IN A NURSING HOME

ACDC Malcolm Young Germany 1992 31 Bernard Zuel of The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

It may be that dementia is claiming another giant, this time a musical one.

AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, whose retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, has been moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility in Sydney’s eastern suburbs specializing in dementia, sources connected to the Young family have said.

The Young family connection said: “If you were in the room with [Malcolm Young] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”

The first official word on what was assumed to be a serious and debilitating, but still undisclosed, illness, was in April when it was confirmed that Young would not be participating in the recording of the next AC/DC album, which will be called Rock Or Bust and is due out in November.

In his place during the recording sessions in a Vancouver studio has been his nephew, Steve.

In an announcement from the band’s management this week, it was revealed that Steve will join Angus Young, frontman Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd on stage when the band embarks on another massive world tour in 2015.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.

source: smh.com.au

EDDIETRUNK.COM EXCLUSIVE: TRIXTER GUITARIST STEVE BROWN IS THE TEMPORARY GUITARIST IN DEF LEPPARD WHILE VIVIAN CAMPBELL RECUPERATES FROM CANCER TREATMENTS

stevebrownoftrixter EddieTrunk.com has learned that Trixter guitarist Steve Brown will be the replacement guitarist in Def Leppard filling in for Vivian Campbell while he recovers from cancer treatments.

Brown will make his debut with the band this Sunday when Def Leppard plays Wembley Stadium during the NFL’s Dolphins/Raiders game.

We here at EddieTrunk.com, wish Campbell a very speedy and complete recovery and send our luck along to Brown on his new adventure.

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER MARK WEISS AUCTIONS OFF PICTURES OF, OZZY, ZAKK, HALFORD AND MORE, FOR CHARITY

markweissandozzyosbourne410 Rock photographer Mark Weiss has posted the following message:

“I am often asked to donate classic rock photographs from my archives. I would have never imagined when I was 16 and sneaking my camera into concerts that I could make a living out of it, much less help out some people in my own hometown by donating the sale of these photos three decades later. My career as a photographer has been a dream come true, and it’s time to give back.

As many of you know, for the past three years I have been passionate about a campaign I started for Lunch Break, the soup kitchen (and so much more) in my hometown of Red Bank, NJ. The campaign is entitled, Feels Like The First Time, and I am donating images from the first time I photographed the musicians in the 70s and 80s, with the proceeds benefitting Lunch Break. After last year’s successful campaign raised more than $10,000, I have teamed up once again with Charitybuzz online auction for Round 2! This year’s auction runs from September 24th to October 15th.

To see the photos that are up for bids, including those of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Paul Stanley, Zakk Wylde, Ted Nugent, among others, please go to www.Charitybuzz.com/LunchBreak.

EDDIE’S LATEST PODCAST FEATURING SLASH IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

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EddieTrunkpodcastpic400 Eddie’s new podcast is up and ready for your listening pleasure. This week Eddie’s special guest for the entire hour is guitarist Slash.

The podcast, as always, is free and available worldwide through iTunes and by clicking here.

MOTÖRHEAD INVITES FANS TO MAKE OFFICIAL “KILLED BY DEATH” VIDEO

Motorhead400 The official Motörhead website is currently running a competition inviting submissions for a live video version of Killed By Death from the special tour edition of the Aftershock album.

Motörhead fans who have dreamt of making an official video for their favorite band have finally got their wish. To celebrate the Tour Edition of the Aftershock album (a double-disc set containing Aftershock and a bonus live disc from Motörhead’s Spring U.S. dates titled Best of the West Coast Tour) fans are invited to create a video for the live version of Killed By Death from the release.

Creativity is greatly encouraged (don’t be boring!), and the production can be as mighty or modest as the imagination desires. Let the thunderous riff and wry lyrics conjure your best Motörvisions, and the video that wins will be premiered on major music video stations plus websites worldwide by the band’s label UDR/Motörhead Records. The winning director/creator will also receive some very exclusive Motörhead prizes, as well as the satisfaction of having one of the band’s official videos under their creative belt.

Entrants must use the audio of Killed By Death from the new touring edition of Aftershock and entries should be uploaded to YouTube with “Killed By Death Fan Video Motörhead Contest” in the subject line. Also visit the band’s Official Facebook page and post links to your video creations there too. We will pick the very best submissions, and then the fans will vote for the winner.

All entries must be uploaded by NEXT TUESDAY, September 30th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing some great pieces of film in the coming weeks and remember, Motörhead For Life.

FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL SET TO RELEASE WHITESNAKE’S LIVE IN ‘84 – BACK TO THE BONE, NEW DVD/CD WITH CLASSIC AND RARE PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER

whitesnake1984-640 Whitesnake fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Whitesnake’s multi-platinum Slide It In album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make Whitesnake more “electrifying” on record & on stage.

Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.

Culled from audio and video recordings and unheard demos from the private collection of Whitesnake leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed ’83-’84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the Whitesnake 87’ album and Bassist exceptionale Neil Murray.

There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with Whitesnake on video and also the bonus CD.

“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the Slide It In album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell…Mel Galley…Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”

Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: Super-Rock, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with Whitesnake recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.

Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHhitesnake’s Slide It In.”

Track listing:

CD (only available in combo edition):

1. Gambler
2. Guilty Of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Slow An’ Easy
5. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues

6. Ready An’ Willing
7. Guitar Solo
8. Crying In The Rain
9. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Love Ain’t No Stranger
11. Ready An’ Willing
12. Slow An’ Easy

Bonus Tracks – Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

13. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
14. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
15. Love Ain’t No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
16. Ready an’ Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD:

1. Gambler
2. Guilty of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Ready an’ Willing
5. Slow an’ Easy
6. Crying in the Rain
7. Guitar Solo
8. Soldier of Fortune
9. Drum Solo
10. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
11. Don’t Break My Heart Again

Bonus Tracks – Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)

12. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
13. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
14. Love Ain’t No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
15. Ready an’ Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

DVD Bonus Gallery – Slide It In Slide Show with Rare Unseen Photos – The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.

For all things Whitesnake, please visit whitesnake.com and facebook.com/Whitesnake.official

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JOE SATRIANI PERFORMS ON ACCLAIMED MUSIC SERIES – “FRONT & CENTER” – AIRINGS BEGIN OCTOBER 21ST

Joe Satriani Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th birthday commemorative concert for celebrated guitar pioneer Les Paul on June 9th, 2014. The special show was filmed for the new season of public television’s acclaimed music series Front and Center. Satriani’s performance will begin airing on October 21st. Check local listings for specific air dates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at Joe’s episode below.

This has been a landmark year for one of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades. This year saw a release of both a comprehensive career box set and the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist’s first memoir, both released earlier this year.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket. The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

The box set is the ideal audio accompaniment to Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir,Satriani’s autobiography released this past May through BenBella Books.

In other news, Joe will be honored is his home town of Long Island NY where he, along with the legendary music executive, Clive Davis, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony is set to take place on October 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY.

Joe will continue his 18-month 140 date Unstoppable Momentum tour with stops in South America, New Zealand and Australia before winding up the year in Singapore on November 13th.

Joe Satriani 2014 World Tour:

September 23rd Royal Center Bogata, CO
September 25th Teatro Nescafe de las Artes Santiago, CL
September 27th&28th Gran Rex Theatre Buenos Aires, AR
October 1st Citi Bank Hall Sao Paulo, BR
October 3rd Net Live Brasilia Brasilia, BR
November 1st ASB Theatre Auckland, NZ
November 2nd The Opera House Wellington, NZ
November 4th The Tivoli Brisbane, AU
November 6th State Theatre Sydney, AU
November 8th Palais Theatre Melbourne, AU
November 9th Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, AU
November 11th Astor Theatre Perth, AU
November 13th The Star Theatre Singapore, SG

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings. He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2 G3 DVDs G3 Live and Live in Denver.