M3 festival have announced their 2013 line-up via their official facebook page.
The Baltimore area festival has become one of the country’s premiere concert series. The two day event will be featuring headliners W.A.S.P. on May 3rd and Twisted Sister and Bret Michaels Band on May 4th. Other bands scheduled to play include Kix, Danger Danger, Jackyl, Firehouse, Kings X, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Trixter among others.
Rush will continue their current Clockwork Angels Tour with new North American dates. The tour will begin April 23rd in Austin. Tickets for the new dates in select markets will go on sale January 28th.
Following those spring dates – listed below – Rush will head off to Europe then return to North America for another set of dates starting in June that will find them visiting cities like Hershey, Pennsylvania; Chicago; Milwaukee; Boston; Vancouver; Salt Lake City; and Denver. The band will also return to Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the first time in decades. That tour will continue into August, with details regarding dates and venues coming soon.
Clockwork Angels tour dates:
4/23 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center 4/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center 4/28 Orlando, FL – Amway Center 5/1 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 5/3 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena 5/5 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live 5/7 Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena 5/9 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun 5/11 Atlantic City, NJ – Etess Arena
As a founding member of both Manowar and the Dictators, guitarist Ross the Boss needs no introduction. But it’s been a while since the metal masses heard from Ross, leading some to wonder if or when he would return. The wait is now over, as his newly formed outfit, Death Dealer, is ready to rock and take the world by storm, with their debut album, Warmaster.
“The Death Dealer sound is a mighty combination of five very talented, seasoned musicians,” explains Ross. “It’s classic power metal with the brutal edge of thrash, speed, and precision.” And when he says the band is comprised of talented and seasoned musicians, he’s not kidding, as Death Dealer also includes vocalist Sean Peck (Cage), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike Davis (Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden), and drummer Rhino (Manowar).
Formed last year through correspondence over the internet, as soon as work commenced on the material, Ross knew he had met his metallic match. “Well, after they sent the first tune over, I was blown away, then Stu and Sean tell me they want me to join this band, called Death Dealer. I say, ‘Who else is in the band? They say, ‘Rhino on drums.’ I’m in! Stu goes, ‘It was either you or we would have asked KK Downing to be on guitar.’ Wow!”
As evidenced by such tunes as Death Dealer, Never to Kneel, and The Devil’s Mile, for fans of authentic, no-holds-barred, manly heavy metal, Warmaster is an absolute godsend. And soon, Death Dealer will be converting metalheads worldwide to their cause. “Our future plans? Obviously to put Death Dealer on the worldwide metal map, and to engage large crowds and render them shocked and satisfied.”
Hotel Diablo’s full length debut The Return To Psycho, California is now available on a limited edition vinyl through Italy’s Night Of The Vinyl Dead. Other vinyl releases from them include limited runs from Motorhead, Saxon, Dio, Alice Cooper and Hardcore Superstar.
The pressing is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl with a never seen before custom gunshot label and full colored inner sleeve. For more information, please visit www.nightofthevinyldead.com.
An exclusive teaser clip of Hotel Diablo’s new video “Psycho, California” was released earlier this month via Guitar World and can be viewed below.
The video was recently shot in Los Angeles with nine-time Emmy Award-winning and MTV Video Music Award-nominated director Fabio Jafet (Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Children Of Bodom).
“We are beyond excited to be working with Fabio,” says Grossi. “We have all been fans of his work for a long time and feel he is the perfect director to bring ‘Psycho, California’ to life on screen.”
Hotel Diablo’s The Return To Psycho, California was released in September through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova), with additional production by Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Beautiful Creatures) and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers.
A clip of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Democracy 3D concert film can be seen below.
The footage was shot on November 21st at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the band’s residency, Appetite For Democracy.
The setlist for the show is as follows:
Chinese Democracy Welcome To The Jungle It’s So Easy Mr. Brownstone Estranged Rocket Queen Richard Fortus Guitar Solo Live And Let Die (Wings cover) This I Love Better Motivation (Tommy Stinson song) Dizzy Reed Piano Solo Catcher In The Rye Street Of Dreams You Could Be Mine DJ Ashba Guitar Solo Sweet Child O’Mine Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd cover) November Rain Objectify (Bumblefoot song) Don’t Cry Civil War Jam The Seeker (The Who cover) Knockin’ On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan cover) Jam Nightrain
Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Neil Young cover) Used To Love Her Jam Patience Jam Paradise City
A mere month after being named L.A. Guns guitarist, Frankie Wilsey has been replaced by EndeverafteR’s Michael Grant. The former EndeverafteR frontman, who had minor success with the singles I Wanna Be Your Man and Baby Baby Baby in 2007, will made his live debut last night (January 17th) with the band in Illinois.
Said Grant, “It’s official! I’m the new lead guitarist for L.A. Guns and we will be touring through Illinois and Michigan starting this Thursday. Check out www.laguns.net for tour dates, tickets and catch me if you can.”
Bassist Scotty Griffin added, “Michael Grant from EndeverafteR will be our guitarist starting this weekend in Chicago and Detroit. Is he our permanent guitarist? What happened to the last guitarist? Who’s solo album is better, Paul’s or Ace’s? I can’t say… I’m just the bass player. But you heard it here first. Stay tuned…”
Wilsey, best known for his work with Sea Hags and Stephen Pearcy/Arcade, replaced Stacey Blades in L.A. Guns when the guitarist and band parted ways due to “extenuating circumstances and musical differences.” At the time Blades said, “”This isn’t an easy announcement but as of this month I will no longer be playing guitar for L.A. Guns,” said Blades at the time. “I dearly wish Phil, Scotty and Steve much continued success. It’s been a crazy ten year ride filled with some amazing tours, albums and memories to last a lifetime! Due to extenuating circumstances and musical differences I have decided not to continue with the band. L.A. Guns was a dream come true but life is full of new beginnings and journeys. I will be taking some time off and have some different things lined up that I will share with you in the near future.”
In other L.A Guns news, the will be releasing a DVD/CD package called Live In Concert on February 12th through Cleopatra Records. L.A. Guns provided one of the most talked-about performances at the 2012 M3 Rock Festival in Maryland last May. That full concert was professionally captured in a multi-camera shoot and packaged with behind-the-scenes, studio, and interview extras in L.A. Guns: Live In Concert. Also included are three studio music videos from the critically-acclaimed album, Hollywood Forever. The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.
In the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades, and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band’s rich history. In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including creative banter with legendary record producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen). Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.
Live In Concert track listing:
Live At The M3 Rock Festival:
1. Sex Action 2. Never Enough 3. You Better Not Love Me 4. Sweet Mystery 5. Revolution 6. Sleazy Come, Easy Go 7. Electric Gypsy 8. The Ballad of Jayne 9. Rip N’ Tear
10. You Better Not Love Me 11. Arana Negra (Black Spider) 12. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
The Making Of Hollywood Forever:
13. The Beginning 14. Bookends 15. Writing Songs 16. Working Together 17. Time Crunch 18. Phil’s Songs 19. Hot Rods & Strippers 20. Treasure Chest 21. Vinyl Spider 22. Hot Take