This Friday, October 6th marks the third annual Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Taking place at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, CA, the event aims to raise more funds to benefit cancer research and education – last year’s Bowl For Ronnie brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

Would you like to bowl for a great cause alongside your favorite rockers?

Bowl For Ronnie is giving fans a chance to bid for a spot on one of this year’s competing teams! The teams available to join are captained by drive time deejay Gary Moore and Stew Herrera of Los Angeles’ rock radio station KLOS, and event host and renowned heavy metal personality/DJ Eddie Trunk, whose team took the top prize trophy last year. Bid for your chance to win a spot on Team KLOS here or Team Eddie Trunk here.

In addition to bowling with rockers, each package includes red carpet entry and access to the VIP pre-party. All funds raised will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Hurry, bidding for the KLOS lane ends on Wednesday at 6:30PM PT and Eddie Trunk’s lane ends on Wednesday at 7 PM PT.

Members of last year’s winning team are expected to bowl again this year, among them Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein. In addition to previously announced celebrity bowlers and attendees, Bowl For Ronnie is pleased to announce that new additions Sebastian Bach, Ira Black (Lizzy Borden), Calico Cooper (Beasto Blanco, actress and daughter of Alice Cooper), Jimmy DeAnda, (Lynch Mob, Bullet Boys, Lies Deceit, Treachery), Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, Scorpions), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Star Fields (actor, Sons of Anarchy), Bob Kulick (KISS, Meat Loaf, W.A.S.P., Grammy-winning producer), Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco), Roy Z (Halford), Mike Sweda (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Shane Tesheart (Lies, Deceit & Treachery), Lonnie Vincent (Bullet Boys and Lies, Deceit & Treachery), guitarist Brent Woods and Ahmet Zappa will join the fun.

These celebrities join previously announced attendees and/or bowlers Steven Adler (formerly of Guns N’ Roses), Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News), Shawn Duncan and Matt Duncan of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O’Brien, Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), and Chas West.

Bowl For Ronnie participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. In addition to the celebrity bowling tournament, there will be several raffle drawings for a variety of items, among them a wine basket, tickets to the 2018 RIDE FOR RONNIE, and specially-designed bowling balls and bowling pins featuring the Bowl For Ronnie artwork. In addition, the host venue, Pinz Bowling Center, has donated a raffle prize of a Pinz VIP Experience Bowling Party valued at $600, comprising two lanes for two hours each plus shoes for up to 10 guests and two hours in the VIP room.

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Celebrity bowling will commence at 9PM, with fierce competition for a variety of trophies.

In additionto competing with his team, radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event. 100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

Tickets are now on sale at eventbrite.com/e/bowl-for-ronnie-tickets.

Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “BOWL FOR RONNIE” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

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Black Label Society have debuted their brand new music video for the first single from Grimmest Hits titled Room Of Nightmares which debuted first on Sirius/XM Octane last week, directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich. Watch it below.

Black Label Society will release their tenth full length titled Grimmest Hits on January 19th, 2018 through Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released Book of Shadows II, the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Room Of Nightmares is available on all digital service providers and streaming services today. The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes now will receive “Room of Nightmares” as an instant download.

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at Chicago Open Air with high profile festivals like Louder Than Life and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

Grimmest Hits track listing:

1. Trampled Down Below
2. Seasons Of Falter
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

To pre-order digitally, click here, and for a physical copy, here.

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Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone reports:

Marilyn Manson has canceled the next nine dates of his Heaven Upside Down Tour following an onstage incident Saturday in New York in which the singer was crushed by a stage prop.

“Marilyn Manson is being forced to cancel several of his October dates on his forthcoming US tour,” the singer’s rep said in a statement.

“On Saturday night, the legendary performer suffered an injury on stage towards the end of his set at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom causing him to cut the show short. He was treated for the injury at a local hospital and will be recuperating at home in Los Angeles.”

As of Sunday afternoon, the rep declined to say if Manson had left the New York hospital.

Manson’s rep added, “The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14th will be rescheduled for a later date. Manson hopes to return to the stage soon, more details on upcoming shows to follow.”

Read more at Rolling Stone.

source: rollingstone.com

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Jennifer Smith of the DailyMail.com reports:

Marilyn Manson has been crushed by a falling prop at his New York City concert.

The 48-year-old rock star was in the middle of singing Sweet Dreams when the props, described by witnesses as giant pistols, fell.

He had just begun climbing on to them in the middle of his performance when they began to give way and “toppled” on top of him, witnesses said.

Several people rushed on to the stage, but it took a number of minutes before Manson was stretchered off stage…

…As expected after Saturday night’s incident, the rest of the concert was canceled.

A representative for the star told Variety he was in hospital being treated for an injury but they would not say how serious his condition was. However, the website cited sources saying he is expected to be “fine.”

Concert goer Michelle Curran told DailyMail.com that the entire Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom, where the show was being held, went dark after the props fell.

“He was probably half way through singing Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and the massive gun display of two pistols behind him toppled on to him. The singing stopped and loads of people ran on to the stage to lift to it up.”

He had been onstage for an hour and 20 minutes when the accident occurred.

Immediately after the incident, the concert venue went dark and the music stopped.

The audience watched in horror as what appeared to be a team of crew tried to break him out from under the prop.

He was then wheeled off in a stretcher.

Fans said they then watched as a curtain was put up where the incident had taken place.

They were all then ushered out into the street, hours before the concert’s scheduled end.

As of this posting, Manson’s condition is unknown.

Read more at the DailyMail.com.

source: dailymail.co.uk

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To celebrate this special anniversary year, Uli Jon Roth is performing a whole series of concerts and tours worldwide with varying programs.

His two-month Triple Anniversary North American Tour – starting at the end of May 2018 – will be devoted to performing a complete set of Songs from Uli’s ground breaking Electric Sun period.

Electric Sun Reborn will consist of an intense 90-minute set by Uli and his band, complemented by multi-media projections. This is followed by an intermission and a shorter set of the highlights from Tokyo Tapes Revisited to round off the three hour extravaganza.

Uli has not performed the bulk of this music for over 30 years. Although, it never enjoyed the overwhelming commercial success of Scorpions, Electric Sun was far more than just a cult band and had a sizeable following on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Japan. Largely thanks to Uli’s innovative and ground-breaking guitar playing and interesting compositions the band became artistically influential and presented a unique blend, which was sometimes likened to a strange mixture, located somewhere between Beethoven and Hendrix.

Following the worldwide success of his latest Scorpions Revisited releases, Uli will now revisit the spellbinding music of his first solo venture after leaving Scorpions and re-connect with his songs from that prolific era of his long and colorful career.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever, Uli pioneered a unique style of guitar playing which – for the first time – combined complete mastery of the instrument with an intensely melodic and emotional appeal. Uli’s Electric Sun guitar solos are both uplifting and often mesmerizing, displaying a very wide variety of textures, colors and novel ideas. They always take you on a journey.

From his earliest days’ onwards, Uli has always been a bold and uncompromising musical innovator of the first order and his Electric Sun period bears ample witness to that fact. Being the first guitar player in rock to incorporate complex melodic arpeggio sequences, Uli Jon Roth – in the eyes of many of his peers – practically reinvented modern guitar-technique almost singlehandedly during his Scorpions tenure, but even more so during his Electric Sun days.

Uli has now taken a fresh look at this material, drawn from the altogether three Electric Sun albums which he wrote some 40 years ago. The three albums – in chronological order – were Earthquake, Fire Wind and Beyond and The Astral Skies. Electric Sun and Uli fans alike will be delighted to finally hear these songs played live again by the master himself.

As a real bonus for his die-hard fans and connoisseurs Uli has a special treat in store which will bring many a tear to the eyes of nostalgic older fans; due to popular request, Uli will finally bring his legendary white Fender Stratocaster guitar on tour again. The famous instrument – which he used during ALMOST ALL the Scorpions and Electric Sun recordings- will make an onstage appearance for a couple of songs after having remained silent for so many years… The guitar has not been played in public since the mid-Eighties when Uli switched over to Sky Guitars for good. He is looking forward to putting this iconic guitar through its paces for old times’ sake. The “White Strat” can be seen on the covers of In Trance as well as Fire Wind. Uli played this guitar on every single Scorpions concert since 1975 and on every single Electric Sun album.

To make the evening even more intense, another very special is reserved for the purchasers of VIP Passes and comes as a big surprise. (VIP passes are only available online at ulijonroth.com). VIP Pass holders will be given a unique opportunity to hear Uli perform his Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in its entirety during a private pre-show concert.

Uli has not performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in over 14 years and this is a very rare chance to hear this amazing piece of music played live by the “Master of the Sky Guitar” himself. Uli was the first and only guitarist ever to perform this most famous of all violin concertos on electric guitar note for note, stretching the instrument to the very limits of its capabilities, and beyond. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto was written in 1723 and sounds as fresh and inspirational now as it did 300 years ago. Particularly so in Uli’s truly mind-blowing rendition, which is fiendishly difficult to play on guitar and can only be performed at concert pitch on one of his signature Sky Guitars.

Uli will be accompanied for the VIP event by his two very talented young protégés Niklas Turman and David Kosinski on guitar as well as Corvin Bahn on keyboards who will play the orchestral parts. As an additional treat, Uli is going to perform this piece on his legendary “Mighty Wing” 7-string Sky Guitar, which has not been seen in public for a long time, but which was his main guitar for a period of 20 years.

Triple Anniversary North American Tour

5/31 Dallas, TX Trees

6/1 Houston, TX Arcadia
6/2 San Antonio, TX Rockbox
6/5 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
6/6 Hollywood, CA Roxy Theater
6/7 San Jan Capistrano, CA Coach House
6/8 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
6/9 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
6/10 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater
6/12 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
6/13 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
6/14 Berkley, CA Cornerstone
6/15 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
6/16 Seattle, WA Studio 7
6/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
6/18 Vancouver, BC Venue
6/26 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Music Hall
6/29 Joliet, IL The Forge
6/30 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater

7/1 Detroit, MI Token Lounge
7/2 Toronto, ON Rockpile
7/3 Montreal, QU TBA
7/4 Quebec, QU L’ Anti
7/5 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey
7/6 Pawling, NY Daryl’s House
7/7 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
7/8 Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall
7/10 NYC, NY Gramercy Theater
7/11 Asbury Park, NJ Wonderbar
7/12 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
7/15 Anderson, IN State Theatre

Additional dates will be added soon.

Uli Jon Roth online:

Official Website

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Airbourne’s eight-disc vinyl collection, including the band’s first three studio albums, called, Diamond Cuts, has been released today (September 29th).

Also included is a bonus DVD of the brand new band documentary, It’s All For Rock N’ Roll, which can be seen in its entirety, below.

To stream the band’s previously-unreleased track Money, which will also appear on the box set, click here.

The band’s latest album, Breakin’ Outta Hell,” landed in the Top 10 in both the U.K. and Australia after its September 2016 release. Listen to song Rivalry, from Breakin’ Outta Hell, here.

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