MORE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES CONFIRMED FOR SEASON 14 OF “THAT METAL SHOW”: ANTHRAX, DAVE LOMBARDO, JOHN 5, MARKY RAMONE, CHRIS JERICHO, SLAYER, ZAKK WYLDE, ACE FREHLEY & OTHERS TO APPEAR

Thatmetalshowlogo With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee and John Petrucci on the season premiere of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming That Metal Show, more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show’s history.

Recently confirmed guests for this season are alumni Frank Bello/Charlie Benante/Scott Ian of Anthrax, John 5, Chris Jericho, Kerry King of Slayer, Dave Lombardo formerly of Slayer and now with Philm, Zakk Wylde, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali. This season marks first-time appearances for punk rock legend Marky Ramone, rap icon Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC, Gary Holt of Slayer/Exodus, Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides. Motörhead and David Coverdale from Whitesnake are confirmed to appear on the show via the Metal Modem. More guest confirmations will be announced at a later date.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on That Metal Show, Season 14 will continue the trend with John Petrucci of Dream Theater making his first-ever appearance on the debut episode. Other confirmed performers are TMS alumni Alex Skolnick of Testament, John 5 of Rob Zombie/John 5 Trio, Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake, and Frank Hannon of Tesla. Making their TMS musical debuts will be Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, and TMS favorite, the berserker, Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society. TMS first timers will be double-neck shred-master Michael Angelo Batio, Rich Ward of Fozzy, Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens.

Kicking off what’s guaranteed to be the best season of That Metal Show yet, Rush’s Geddy Lee has been confirmed for the debut episode. He will be making his second appearance on the acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine. The episode will premiere on Saturday, February 21st at a new broadcast time of 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM ET/PT the same evening.

Season 14 will also mark the return of some notable segments including TMS Top 5, Rank and Take It Or Leave It. The popular “Stump The Trunk” segment will also be returning as audience members go out of their way to test Eddie Trunk’s vast knowledge for a chance to win a prize and see everyone’s favorite Ms. Box Of Junk, Jennifer, who is also returning for the new season. Fans can watch previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and the new VH1 app.

Season 14 of That Metal Show will consist of 12 all-new episodes and will be shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp.

That Metal Show first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.

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LIVE STREAM OF LED ZEPPELIN “PHYSICAL GRAFFITI” PREMIERE & Q+A WITH JIMMY PAGE ON YAHOO LIVE ON FEBRUARY 19TH

ledzeppelin400 On February 19th, Yahoo Live will stream the 40th Anniversary Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition premiere. This exclusive event will feature the worldwide debut of the complete, previously unreleased companion audio from the upcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin’s seminal double album Physical Graffiti. This will be followed by a live Q&A with guitarist and album producer Jimmy Page in front of a live audience at Olympic Studios in London, the same studio where portions of the album were originally recorded over 40 years ago.

For the past year, Page has hosted intimate Led Zeppelin listening sessions for media and other VIPs. Now, for the first time, fans worldwide will have a rare opportunity to share in this unique experience through Yahoo Live video stream. Additionally, a few lucky audience members in attendance will have the opportunity to ask Page a question. Fans watching online are encouraged to participate as well using the hashtag #ledzeplive.

The seven previously unreleased Physical Graffiti companion audio tracks to be streamed during the event include rough mixes of In My Time Of Dying and Houses Of The Holy, an early mix of Trampled Under Foot called Brandy & Coke, and the Sunset Sound mix of Boogie With Stu. Also included is Driving Through Kashmir, a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus Kashmir and Everybody Makes It Through, a strikingly different early version of In The Light with alternate lyrics

The deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti will arrive in multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, as well as a limited edition super deluxe boxed set, on February 24th, 40 years to the day since the album’s original release.

What: 40th Anniversary Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti Deluxe Edition Premiere.
The event will feature the worldwide debut of the previously unreleased Physical Graffiti companion audio followed by a live fan Q&A with Jimmy Page.

When: Thursday, February 19th

Time: 2:00PM ET

Where: The event can be watched exclusively on Yahoo Live or on the Yahoo Screen App. Third-party sites can embed the Yahoo Live media player by using the code below.

Link: https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/led-zeppelin

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN HAS BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE SWEDISH MUSIC HALL OF FAME

yngwie400 Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen has been inducted into the Swedish Music Hall Of Fame. For an artist to be elected to the Swedish Music Hall Of Fame, 20 years must have passed since their debut album in order to “guarantee an enduring historical value.”

The Swedish Music Hall Of Fame is situated on Djurgården in Stockholm by the ABBA museum.

From the Hall Of Fame jury:

“The boy who would become known as Yngwie Malmsteen used to lock himself in his early-’70s bedroom in Hässelby with his electric guitar. His mother passed in trays of food now and again. The boy’s plan was not to come out again until he had mastered his instrument as well as Paganini, the Italian violin virtuoso who played so well it was rumoured that he had sold his soul to the devil. When Yngwie eventually emerged from his room, he brought with him albums such as Rising Force, which were to take the world by storm. Yngwie Malmsteen, with his dazzling technique and neo-classical metal style, has influenced electric guitarists on seven continents. Like a Paganini with smoke bombs and long hair, he has — in his own words — ‘unleashed the fucking fury’ and redefined Swedish music.”

The Swedish Music Hall of Fame is part of an active and dynamic cultural life, allowing both the Swedish population and international visitors to share the constantly evolving cultural heritage that our musical tradition provides.

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DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE MASSIVE SUMMER TOUR DATES WITH STYX AND TESLA

defleppardb&w Def Leppard returns to the road this summer for an extensive North American tour. The Live Nation-promoted tour hitting nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada will begin on June 23rd in Tampa, Fla. at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Joining Def Leppard on their massive summer outing are rockers Styx and Tesla. Please see full tour routing below. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 18th at 12 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit citiprivatepass.com General tickets for the tour go on sale starting Friday, February 20th at 10 a.m. on livenation.com.

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as Rock of Ages, Pour Some Sugar on Me and Foolin. The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS, last summer.

Def Leppard 2015 tour dates with Styx and Tesla:

June 23 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 25 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
June 27 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 28 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale Feb. 21)
June 30 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion (on sale Feb. 21)

July 2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (on sale March 6)
July 3 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale Feb. 21)
July 7 Gilford, MD Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook*
July 9 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center (on sale Feb. 21)
July 11 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale Feb. 21)
July 12 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (on sale Feb. 21)
July 15 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre*^
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino*^
July 23 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (on sale Feb. 28)
July 24 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale Feb. 28)

August 7 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground*^
August 8 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
August 10 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena*^
August 11 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
August 14 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fair*
August 15 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair*
August 17 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
August 18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 21 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 22 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
August 27 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair*
August 28 Grand Forks, ND Alerus Center
August 30 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

September 1 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair*
September 3 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center*
September 4 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (on sale Feb. 21)
September 5 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 16 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater (on sale Feb. 21)
September 17 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest (on sale Feb. 21)
September 19 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 22 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
September 23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 25 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
September 26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
September 28 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheater
September 30 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena*

October 2 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
October 4 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center*
* – Non Live Nation date
^ – Def Leppard Only

Def Leppard online:

twitter.com/def_leppard
facebook.com/defleppard

Styx online:

styxworld.com
facebook.com/styxtheband
twitter.com/styxtheband
instagram.com/styxtheband

Tesla online:

facebook.com/Teslatheband
twitter.com/teslalive
youtube.com/teslatheband

SLAUGHTER FRONTMAN MARK SLAUGHTER RELEASES NEW SOLO ALBUM, “REFLECTIONS IN A REAR VIEW MIRROR,” AVAILABLE NOW

markslaughter2015-400d Mark Slaughter, lead singer of the multi-platinum band Slaughter, is proud to announce the release of his first ever solo album,
Reflections In A Rear View Mirror. Staying true to his roaring rock and roll roots, and straying just enough to bring his heartfelt side into the mix, Mark Slaughter has brought to light this classic music that will be around for a lifetime. Listen to some examples at markslaughter.com/music.html.

The release is available exclusively on a limited edition, autographed iDitty card. With this card, you can download Mark’s full album, Reflections In A Rear View Mirror to your phone, computer, and tablet. Please go to iditty.net/MarkSlaughter/Reflections.

With the chance to work with legendary producer Michael Wagener at the helm mixing and masterging the record, in addition to vocals, Mark is playing all instruments on the album with the exception of drummer Mark Goodin. His guitar playing rivals the greats out there and his vocals are spot on with a musical range that is par-excellence. Still in the band Slaughter and continuously touring with his band, Mark had years of music creativity stored up and has now decided it is time to share it with the world.

Visit Mark on the web at following locations:

markslaughter.com
facebook.com/markslaughterofficial
twitter.com/markslaughter33

“RANDY RHOADS REMEMBERED VOLUME I” PREMIERES “SATO” VIDEO

randyrhoadsremeberedvol1-640 Tish Rock Records is proud to deliver a slab of explosive, passionate, righteously organic rock from their first ever release, Randy Rhoads Remembered Volume I. The premieres of the SATO video features the vocal onslaught of one of rock’s most charismatic front men of the past 25 years; the incomparable Sebastian Bach. Watch it below.

The video also features Brent Woods on guitar, James LoMenzo on bass and drummer Brian Tichy.

Tichy says, “I hope you all dig this as much as we did making it. I grew up hardcore on Randy Rhoads. Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman are two records I wore the grooves out of. They never get old and they actually help me retain my youthful
outlook on life. With that, it’s safe to say I am not the only one. Much thanks to all the awesome artists that participated and made this something I’m beyond proud of. And let’s not forget Randy’s family, Delores Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads and Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio! Without their approval to move forward with the first show, this would not be happening. We are now all part of the RRR Coalition, and to sign up with us all ya gotta do is dig Randy Rhoads. I feel like a wildebeest who successfully swam across croc-infested waters to get to new open fields of fresh grass. So crank this up and strap yourself in cuz this sonic excursion will leave you utterly breathless and quite possibly stupefied; but nonetheless, a wiser being for having listened to it! Thanks for any and all support and get ready for our soon-to-be US tour announcement!! POW!”

Sebastian said, “To me, Randy Rhoads epitomized the words ‘rock star.’ Randy had the charisma, presence and the looks of the ultimate rock star. But yet he took guitar lessons every day on tour. He only showed up to play his instrument the best he could play it. Randy Rhoads made the impossible look easy, which is why he will always be one of my favorite musicians to ever walk the planet Earth… and the stars above. “

Woods had this to say, “I was so blessed to have been a student of Randy’s. He’s the SOLE reason why I was able to pursue a career in music. Amazing as his talents were on the stage and on his albums, as a teacher, he was nothing less than excellent. God Bless Randy Rhoads!!!”

LoMenzo said, “Randy Rhoads influenced a generation of guitar players. His power and mastery of the guitar, along with his creativity and neoclassical influence are an undeniable legacy for all guitar players to rejoice in!”

To learn more about Randy Rhoads Remembered Volume I, please click here.

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AC/DC ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

ac:dc2015-640 North American dates for AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World have been announced.

The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and runthrough September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium (see below for full list of dates and on-sale information). Tickets available via Ticketmaster. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5th in Holland and run through late July.

August 22 – Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium – On Sale February 16th
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium – On Sale February 16th
August 28 – Quebec City, ON Plains Of Abraham – On Sale February 16th
August 31 – Montreal, QC Olympic Stadium – On Sale February 16th
September 3 – Ottawa, ON TD Place – On Sale February 16th
September 5 – Moncton, NB Magnetic Hill – On Sale February 16th
September 8 – Detroit, MI Ford Field – On Sale February 16th
September 10 – Toronto, ON Downsview Park – On Sale February 16th
September 15 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field – On Sale February 16th
September 20 – Edmonton, AL Commonwealth Stadium – On Sale February 16th
September 22 – Vancouver, BC BC Place – On Sale February 16th
September 25 – San Francisco, CA AT&T Park – On Sale February 15th
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium – On Sale February 16th

Based upon the band picture above, that AC/DC had posted on their site, it would be a safe bet that Chris Slade, who joined them for their performance at the Grammys Adwards, will be their touring drummer as well.

For all information about AC/DC, please visit acdc.com/us/.

MOTOR SISTER, FEATURING JIM WILSON, SCOTT IAN, JOEY VERA, JOHN TEMPESTA AND PEARL ADAY POST VIDEO FOR “FORK IN THE ROAD”

motorsisterfork640 Motor Sister is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.

Today the band presents the first video from Ride. The video shows the band recording the song Fork in the Road. Check out the exclusive premiere, courtesy of Artist Direct, which can be viewed below. Fork in the Road features a rare glimpse into the recording of this Mother Superior favorite by Motor Sister.

The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.

“[Mother Superior] front man Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning/Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, The Cult) to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.'”

Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn’t played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000’s after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins’ backing band. “I definitely didn’t need any arm-twisting,” he says. “I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward.”

The recordings from those two days are what became to be known as Motor Sister’s Ride. Today, the first single from those sessions, This Song Reminds Me of You, is available for to stream at metalblade.com/motorsister/, and a featurette video on the formation of the band and the process behind the record can be viewed here.

Ride will be released March 10th in North America on Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the following location.

In support of the project Motor Sister have scheduled a special show on February 12th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

Ride Track Listing:

1. A-Hole
2. This Song Reminds Me Of You
3. Beg Borrow Steal
4. Fool Around
5. Get That Girl
6. Head Hanging Low
7. Fork in the Road
8. Little Motor Sister
9. Pretty in the Morning
10. Whore
11. Doghouse
12. Devil Wind

Follow Motor Sister online:

facebook.com/motorsister
twitter.com/MotorSister

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EDDIE TRUNK GUESTS ON A COUPLE OF PODCASTS, FIND OUT HOW TO LISTEN, HERE

eddieoverkilltshirt400 Iron City Rocks Podcast was recently joined by That Metal Show‘s Eddie Trunk. Eddie, with his TMS co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, are doing live That Metal Shows dates across the country. Eddie took the time out of his busy schedule to give us the low-down on the live events. We also discuss the new season of That Metal Show debuting on VH1 Classic on February 21st with Rush’s Geddy Lee as a special guest. Additionally, Eddie will be in Pittsburgh on February 21st at the Rex Theater for two shows.

To listen to Eddie’s interview with Iron City Rocks Podcast, please

click here     
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In related news, Eddie was also guest on Al Duke’s podcast. Dukes is the producer of The Boomer and Carton Show on New York City’s WFAN. To listen to Eddie on Al’s Boring Podcast, please click on the following links:

On iTunes.
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GUITARIST JOHN 5 ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

John5 John 5 and The Creatures will embark on a string of dates in 2015 in support of Careful With That Axe. The play list will not only have several songs from the new album, but the band will also play songs from each of John 5’s solo albums. These songs have never been heard live in concert – From the start of his solo career with critically acclaimed albums: Vertigo, Songs For Sanity all the way to The Devil Knows My Name and of course, the current release Careful With That Axe. Now is your chance to be a part of a once in a life time concert.

John 5 tour dates:

February:

10 San Francisco, CA DNA
11 Los Angeles, CA Whisky A Go Go
12 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
13 Las Vegas, NV Vamp’d
14 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
16 Midland, TX Blue Max
17 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
18 Austin, TX Red 7
20 Tyler, TX Click’s Live!
21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
24 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapone’s Live
25 Dallas, TX Trees
27 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
28 Johnson City, TN Capones

March:

1 Hagerstown, MD Hard Times Cafe
4 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
5 Manchester, NH Jewel Nightclub
6 Stafford Springs, CT Stafford Palace Theater
7 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
8 Akron, OH Ripper’s Rock House
9 South Bend, IN Cheers Pub
10 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
11 Joliet, IL Mojoes
12 Rochester, MN The Wicked Moose
13 Sioux Falls, SD The District
14 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
15 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
21 Fort Defiance, AZ Ft. Defiance Chapter House

For more information about John 5, please visit john-5.com.