SLAYER TO SCREEN, “THE REPENTLESS KILLOGY,” IN THEATERS ON NOVEMBER 6TH

Slayer — Tom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph — along with Trafalgar Releasing, Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the new short narrative film and concert Slayer: The Repentless Killogy, coming to theaters worldwide for a one-night event on November 6th. Due to be screened in over 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets will be on sale starting October 9th at www.slayer.film.

To read more about The Repentless Killogy, please go here, and to view a clip of the live show opener, please click here.

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SAMMY HAGAR SURPRISES FANS BY DROPPING AN EXPERIMENTAL FILM TO ACCOMPANY HIS CONCEPT ALBUM “SPACE BETWEEN”

Grammy-winning musician Sammy Hagar, today surprised fans by dropping an experimental short film to accompany, Space Between, his critically acclaimed concept album with supergroup The Circle which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 in May of this year. The innovative visuals, directed by ZZ Satriani (son of legendary musician Joe Satriani) illuminate the 10 songs or chapters of the Hagar-penned concept album showcasing on the themes of money, greed, enlightenment and truth.

Space Between chapters:

1.  Devil Came to Philly
2.    Full Circle Jam [Chump Change]
3.    Can’t Hang
4.    Wide Open Space
5.    Free Man
6.    Bottom Line
7.    No Worries
8.    Trust Fund Baby
9.    Affirmation
10.  Hey Hey [Without Greed]

Watch the film Space Between, below.

Stream and purchase the album here.

Click on the highlighted titles to listen to songs from Space Between.

Trustfund Baby
Can’t Hang
Affirmation


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DAVID LEE ROTH SAYS HE THINKS VAN HALEN IS “FINISHED” AND ADDS, THAT THE MUSIC HE RECORDED WITH GUITARIST JOHN 5, WILL BE RELEASED

According to blabbermouth.net, Van Halen frontman, David Lee Roth, said he thinks the band is “finished.”

The singer reportedly made the comment while speaking to Meltdown of the Detroit radio station WRIF about his upcoming Las Vegas residency, which will begin on January 8th, 2020.

Asked if he was “bummed out” that he couldn’t tour with Van Halen this past summer, as had been rumored several months ago, Roth responded, “That’s been canceled a number of times, and I think Van Halen’s finished and this is the next phase. I’ve inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn’t gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie’s [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. [It’s] not mine to tell it.”

Roth’s latest comments echo those he made earlier in the month when he told the Phoenix radio station KSLX that he was “the face of Van Halen from this point on, most likely. I’m not sure what’s happening with Ed, but he’s probably not gonna answer the bell this time,” he said. “And it’s not my place to guess.”

Asked if he was implying that Eddie Van Halen had been dealing with some health issues as of late, Roth replied “I hear all the same rumors that you do and it’s not my place to guess.”

He also said that the DLR Band album, that he had recorded with guitarist John 5, may see the light of day.

“It will,” he said. “There’s been a revision of things, and I can start making real plans and start marching into the future. And, of course, you’ll start hearing that material. This is material that we wrote variously for me solo and for Van Halen, and it’s quite a bank of stuff.”

Guitarist John 5, shared a clip of the Roth material with, Masters of Shred, and it can be heard here.

John 5 will be hitting the road opening for Queensrÿche, view tour dates here.

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METALLICA CANCEL THEIR AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES, JAMES HETFIELD ENTERS REHAB

Page Six reports:

Metallica says its frontman James Hetfield has entered rehab, and the band is canceling its upcoming tour in Australia and New Zealand.

Three of the heavy metal band’s members posted a statement on Twitter on 9/27 announcing the decision and apologizing to fans. The statement by drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo says anyone who purchased tickets for the remaining show dates will receive automatic refunds…

…The statement says Hetfield has struggled with addiction for years and has re-entered a treatment program. The statement didn’t elaborate, but the band’s members said they appreciate fans’ understanding and support of the 56-year-old Metallica co-founder.

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GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY SAYS HE WOULD REUNITE WITH KISS, BUT NOT FOR “TOMMY THAYER’S SALARY”

Guitarist Ace Frehley says he participate in a KISS reunion with all the original members, but only if the price is right. Speaking exclusively to Rock Candy‘s Dave Reynolds for a 12-page cover story in the latest issue of the magazine, Excerpts from the feature appear below [as per blabbermouth.net.].

“It would be nice to go back out again with them,” Frehley said. “But it’s not my call. I think we have a really good relationship now. I text Paul back and forth and we’ve worked together, as I have with Gene. I would seriously consider it, but the money would have to be right. I’m not gonna take Tommy Thayer’s salary.”

“It would certainly sell more tickets with me involved,” he added. “I have a gut feeling it will happen.”

Ace acknowledges that he wasn’t always the easiest to work with, given his acknowledged addictions with alcohol and drugs.

“I know that I put those guys through hell in the past,” he conceded. “Sometimes I was too drunk at soundchecks, but sobriety has made me more dependable and reliable.” Frehley says he’s been sober for 13 years now, and would be fit to rejoin the band, for what would be an unforgettable experience, especially if original drummer Peter Criss were to come back into the fold.

“It would be really exciting,” he said. “Not just for me, but also for the fans. I’m ready. I feel reborn.”

Read the whole of this revealing article, and many more fascinating features, in issue 16 of Rock Candy, available in shops worldwide or direct online at this location.

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DEE SNIDER SLAMS THE NFL FOR NOT ASKING MORE HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL BANDS TO PLAY THE SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW

On September 26th, the National Football League announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will be the half time performers at Super Bowl LIV.

After hearing the news, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took to his Twitter account to air his frustration posting:

“WTF!? @shakira and @jlo for this year’s @nfl halftime show!? Once again the great heavy music that rocks the stadiums week after week, game after game is completely ignored. I guess we don’t shake our ass enough!!”

He later clarified his views, adding, “My point about this years @NFL halftime show isn’t a slight on @shakira or @JLo, it’s frustration that week after week rock is the go to music during games but gets no respect when it comes to the Super Bowl! And I don’t think I’m popular enough for that slot. But @Metallica…”

“To add insult to injury, Jay Z is promoting this year”s @NFL Super Bowl half time show (no problem with that) and his company is called …ROCK NATION?! [spelling incorrect] “

“What about @acdc? What about @gunsnroses? What about @foofighters? Any of this bands would bring any house down!”

According to blabbermouth.net, this is not the first time Snider has taken a shot at the NFL for failing to secure rock acts for the Super Bowl halftime show. Back in February, Snider observed that the playlists at NFLstadiums everywhere for decades have played music by a number of hard rock and heavy metal acts, yet no metal band has ever performed at the halftime show. He proceeded to list songs by Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister and Queen as some of the ones that are often blasted over the PA at NFL games.

“Hey @NFL! Your go-to songs at EVERY game are metal: Enter Sandman, Cum On Feel the Noise, Thunder, Crazy Train, We’re Not Gonna Take It, We Are the Champions, Final Countdown, I Wanna Rock, We Will Rock You, Welcome to Jungle. NONE of those bands have EVER played half-time show!” he wrote at the time.

According to Sportscasting.com, the NFL considers popularity, music genre, and the artists’ overall performance value choosing the performers for the halftime show. However, it’s not the NFL that chooses who takes the stage. The league comes up with a short list, but the host cities pick the Super Bowl halftime performers. 

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