TED NUGENT DISCUSSES SEBASTIAN BACH, MICK BROWN AND TOM MORELLO

Ted-Nugent400 Ted Nugent recently spoke to Radio.com. Blabbermouth.net transcribed highlights from the interview, read the excerpts below.

On Sebastian Bach:

“I love the guy, he’s incredibly gifted, a gentleman for the most part, but he’s weak. He’s weak. And he doesn’t understand the concept of the [body as a] Sacred Temple. He doesn’t understand accountability. He doesn’t understand — clearly — how his indulgences and his poisons ruin his life. And his relationships, and his marriage. And his musical capabilities. I love the guy and if he’s watching this, I love you, but when you’re the drunk Sebastian Bach, you’re nowhere near the Sebastian Bach that you are when you’re clean and sober. Case closed. That isn’t a Ted Nugent opinion, that’s scientific truism.”

On his drummer Mick Brown, who got a DUI a few years ago backstage at one of Ted’s shows:

“Well, he had a couple of beers and went on a golf cart ride! Whoa! Let’s crucify him! That’s no big deal! Even I can look the other way for that! I have zero tolerance for dangerous criminal behavior that compromises the music. It was the last date of the tour. He watched me get up on stage with Tommy Shaw and the STYX guys and we played a Damn Yankees masterpiece, Coming Of Age. I can understand how anybody could lose control of themselves under that musical jihad. It was a very powerful musical moment. It was very magical and I think he did a couple of extras, saw some good-looking chicks with short skirts… I don’t bemoan his decision. A golf cart and two pretty girls? It was harmless.”

On Tom Morello:

“Tom Morello claims to be an ultra-liberal. But let’s examine Tom Morello’s life, shall we? He works really hard. He gets up early. He puts his heart and soul into being the best craftsman he can be. Provides for and protects his family. He’s true to his family. So far, he sounds an awful lot like Ted Nugent. [My new album] SHUTUP&JAM, if it’s a shout-out to anybody, is probably a shout out to my good friend Tom Morello. Because we talk politics, and we should do it on film sometime, it’s quite telling. Because the typical liberal, when they attempt to debate me, always ends up with a very predictable statement: ‘Yeah, but still…’ If you give people stuff, dependence will be the result. If you give a beggar money, you’re helping to kill him! Because he will spend that money while you lie to yourself and feel good, you’ve actually expedited the death of that individual, because he will buy dangerous deadly things with that money! You gotta be kidding me! If he wants a sandwich, give him a sandwich! That’s not what he wants! My point being: Tom Morello, I love him dearly, I respect his musical genius, and I respect him as a man. And when it gets time to have a legitimate political debate, we remain civil and gentlemanly, and eventually we can both shut up and jam because we both come from the Chuck Berry school of uppity, spirited, freedom-drenched American rhythm and blues.”

Listen to Nugent’s interview with Radio.com below.

MOTLEY CRUE DRUMMER TOMMY LEE DISSES ALLENTOWN, PA ON TWITTER

tommylee Julia Hatmaker of pennlive.com reports:

The Motley Crue show at the Great Allentown Fair on August 27th was evidently lacking in the “rocking out” department. Tommy Lee, the band’s drummer, tweeted out his disappointment in the crowd, which he called “absent.”

Lee’s tweet read:

T❍mmy L✮✮ ✔ @MrTommyLand
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The comments were met with apologies and confusion, with some fans saying from their perspective the crowd was eating up the band’s set.

Others blamed the sound guy and the lack of a drum solo. Sheila Gordon tweeted out her disapproval over Lee’s words:

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@MrTommyLand I’ve always defended him in the past but not this time. be greatful that after 30+ years fans pay big money to come see you
4:30 PM – 28 Aug 2014

According to the The Morning Call, the fault wasn’t on the crowd – but on Motley Crue itself.

The review called the show “boring” and singer Vince Neil “lackluster,” although it did ad that there were “enough flames, fireworks and skimpily-dressed women (and, occasionally, good music) in its hour-and-45-minute show to keep the audience of 8,679 from having its eyes glaze over.”

Lehigh Valley Live’s reviewer was kinder, stating that “the music seemed secondary to the visual stimulants” and that the performance was “the kind of hits-filled send-off expected of a band on their farewell tour. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Regardless of how the show went, not all the Motley Crue band members took to twitter to rag on the fans. Bassist Nikki Sixx had this to say:

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Sold out.Thank you.
10:56 PM – 27 Aug 2014

In somewhat related news, Lee has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of his solo during the band’s The Final Tour. Dubbed The Cruecifly, watch the video below.

source: pennlive.com

LED ZEPPELIN RELEASE TRAILER FOR SECOND SET OF REISSUES

ledzeppelin400 Led Zeppelin have released a trailer for the second wave of their reissue campaign- featuring a previously unreleased version of classic track Black Dog.

Following the huge success of the first series of reissues which included: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be available on October 28th.

Both albums have been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, and come with a companion disc of unreleased related material.

Each will be available in single CD, deluxe 2CD, single LP, deluxe 2LP and digital formats. Super deluxe box set editions contain CD, LP and digital formats, 80-page hardback book and a high-quality print of the original album cover – the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

Originally released in November 1971, Led Zeppelin IV has been certified 23x platinum and entered the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Houses Of The Holy, launched two years later, has sold more than 11 million copies.

Watch the trailer for the second reissues below.

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additional source: classicrockmagazine.com

MR. BIG ANNOUNCE TOURING DRUMMER AND REVISED ALBUM RELEASE DATE

mr big picture640 Mr Big announced today (August 28th) that drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Starr is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout Mr. Big’s tour in support of their latest album, …The Stories We Could Tell.

The release for Mr. Big’s highly anticipated new album, …The Stories We Could Tell has been moved to September 26th in Europe, 29th in the UK and to September 30th in North America via Frontiers Music Srl.

“The new album rocks,’ says Paul Gilbert. ‘I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I’m proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional.”

The original line-up comprised of Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums), are back with some of their most powerful material to date. The new album is the follow-up to the 2011 release ‘What If,’ that marked the band’s return to their signature hard rock sound.

The new album is already available for pre-order at Amazon.

Mr. Big European tour dates are below:

Oct 17 Koko London, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Tivoli Vredenburg, Ronda Utrecht, Netherlands
Oct 20 Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
Oct 21 Live Club Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, Italy
Oct 23 La Riviera Madrid, Spain

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FRONTMAN JOSH TODD DISCUSSES THEIR NEW EP, HIS FAVORITE SONGWRITERS AND HIS FAVORITE BUCKCHERRY ALBUM

joshtodd400 Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd. Excerpts appear below.

Songfacts: Why an EP at this point rather than a full-length album?

Josh: We had 7-inches growing up and they are cool, and we wanted to do something different and have some fun. The F@& EP is so killer and a great piece of the Buckcherry puzzle.

Songfacts: How does the songwriting primarily work in Buckcherry?

Josh: I write all the lyrics and melodies, occasionally music. Keith [Nelson, guitar] writes the majority of the music along with the other guys, and we put it together as a band.

Songfacts: Who are some of your favorite songwriters, and why?

Josh: Prince, Stevie Wonder, just love their words and melodies, and the groove on their records. I can feel that they mean it.

Songfacts: From a songwriting perspective, which Buckcherry album are you most proud of and why?

Josh: Wow that’s tough, probably Confessions. I personally really dug deep on that not only from my personal life but trying to represent the sins and make them good songs was really challenging. I’m proud of the finished product.

Read more at Songfacts.

source: songfacts.com

EDDIE TRUNK PARTICIPATED IN A MUSIC CONFERENCE WHILE IN BOGOTA, SEE IT HERE

eddie400 Eddie participated in a conference while he was Bogota, Colombia. Watch it below.

IRON MAIDEN TO RELEASE CLASSIC 80′s VINYL REISSUES

IRON MAIDEN ft Lauderdale 2010 Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 Iron Maiden vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition
Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)
Women In Uniform b/w Invasion
Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side
Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan
Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse
The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire
The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary
2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold
Aces High b/w King Of Twilight
Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)
Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th (25th USA): Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out
Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl
Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues
The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88
The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)
Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalog reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

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ACE FREHLEY’S “SPACE INVADER” DEBUTS AT NUMBER NINE ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART

AceFrehley600 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has made history with his new album, Space Invader, which debuted at number nine on the Top 200 Chart this week. The LP scores the highest charting position of ANY KISS solo album ever, and marks Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Pyscho Circus reunion album. The album has also sold better in its first week than KISS’ recently released Kiss 40 album. Internationally, Space Invader has debuted number one on the Independent Chart and number sixteen on the Top 200 Chart in Canada, Top 40 in Switzerland and Sweden, and hit a historic benchmark for the first time ever as a solo artist in Germany.

Space Invader, Frehley’s first studio album in five years, has also received praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear KISS’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while the Associated Press hailed, “…the original KISS lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” Paste also confirmed, “Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record.”

Frehley stopped by The Tonight Show prior to his album release to sit in with legendary house band The Roots to perform his classic hit New York Groove. Watch it below.

Space Invader features nine brand new original songs, including the first single, Gimme a Feelin’, as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s classic rock staple The Joker. Frehley also tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album art for Space Invader. Kelly created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977).

Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over two tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley (1978), went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, New York Groove, from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You, Beth and Calling Dr. Love even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Ace also released an autobiography titled No Regrets, which debuted at #10 on the NY Times Hardcover Non-Fiction best seller list in November 2011.

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JAKE E LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF BADLAND’S BASSIST GREG CHAISSON, ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER TOUR DATES

jakeeleeband2013600 Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel are happy to announce that they will be touring the US starting in November. The tour will begin on November 14th in Houston, Texas and will run through early 2015.

Red Dragon Cartel are also announcing a new addition to the band! Jake, Darren and Jonas would like to welcome former Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson to RDC. Greg will be taking the place of former bass player Ron Mancuso who will be returning to his production career. The band is excited to have Greg on board and can’t wait to share the stage him!

The tour dates for November are listed below. Stay tuned as more dates will be announced in the coming week.

November:

14 Houston, TX Scout Bar
15 Dallas, TX Trees
16 Corpus Christi, TX Texas House of Rock
18 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones Live
19 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
21 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
22 Los Angeles, CA The Whisky
23 Las Vegas, NV Count’s Vamp’d

Red Dragon Cartel’s self titled debut album was released on January 24th in Europe and January 28th in North America.

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SINGER RALPH MORMAN PASSES AT AGE 66

ralphmorman Singer Ralph Morman died peacefully on Sunday, August 17th, following an extended illness in Ashland, Kentucky.

He is best known as lead vocalist for the Joe Perry Project from 1979 through 1980. The Project was formed shortly before Joe Perry left Aerosmith. They immediately signed a record deal with CBS Records and released their debut album Let The Music Do The Talking, produced by legendary producer Jack Douglas. The group toured extensively in the USA and the album peaked at #47 on Billboard selling over 250,000 copies. After the Joe Perry Project, he joined the English Blues Rock band Savoy Brown featuring guitarist Kim Simmonds. He recorded two albums with them. The first was 1981′s Rock ‘N Roll Warriors which included the single Run To Me and became the band’s highest-charting single in the USA. The band performed several major arena shows in the USA alongside Judas Priest. The second album was Greatest Hits-Live In Concert released in 1982.

Between 1972-1974 Ralph was in the band Bux which included future Angel members Punky Meadows and Mickie Jones as well as drummer Rocky Isaac (ex-Jimi Hendrix). Their album We Come To Play was released in 1976 (two years after they disbanded) on Capitol Records and was produced by Jack Douglas. His first “professional band” was The Outcasts who released the single Loving You Sometimes on Plato Records.

Ralph Morman went on hiatus from the music industry for almost 25 years, but announced he was working on a solo project in 2011. Some recordings were made and may be released in the future. He leaves behind his wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter, and 5 grand-children.