Ted Nugent has announced 13 new U.S. shows, which are set to take place between the middle of July and end of August. It will once again feature Greg Smith (Alice Cooper, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) on bass, Jason Hartless (Joe Lynn Turner, Mitch Ryder) on drums, and the Motor City Madman himself on lead guitar and vocals.
Ted Nugent dates:
Jul. 19 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose Jul. 20 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Jul. 21 – Santa Clarita, CA @ The Canyon Jul. 23 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House Jul. 24 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach Hous Jul. 27 – Big Bear Lake, CA @ The Cave Big Bear Jul. 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
Aug. 2 – Kansas City, MO @ Ameristar Casino Hotel Aug. 4 – Sylvania, OH @ Centennial Terrace Aug. 6 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Aug. 12 – North Tonawanda, NY @ Riviera Theatre Aug. 14 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak Aug. 31 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Ted Nugent’s latest release, The Music Made Me Do It, came out on November 9th on Round Hill Records. Watch the video for the title track, here.
As previously reported, Motley Crue has recorded a cover version of Madonna’s,Like A Virgin, for The Dirt soundtrack. Listen to it below.
Nikki Sixx recently spoke toClassic Rockabout how the idea for the cover came to life, “I’m walking my dogs, it was a beautiful day, and all of a sudden this idea pops into my head,” he said.
“I look up as if to look to God and I start laughing. And I said, ‘That’s the worst idea ever.’ So I called Bob Rock, and he was, like, ‘Uh, I don’t think the guys are gonna go for it.’
I demoed it up and went over to Tommy [Lee]’s house. I said, ‘I have a song to play you but I’m going to go in the bathroom and hide cos I don’t want you to punch me in the face. And it starts going and Tommy gets this huge smile on his face, ‘This is so f–king wrong.” And I talked to Mick and Vince, and they were, like, ‘F–k it, let’s go.’
“I think it’s funny for Vince Neil to sing, ‘Like a virgin, touched for the very first time’ – the least virgin guy I know.’”
To view read more about the soundtrack, view the song listing and to hear the tune, The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly), please click here.
The Dirt will be streaming on March 22nd via Netflix.
Headed to Los Angeles tomorrow for what will be a short but busy week. Monday I will do my SiriusXM show as usual live 2-4P ET from the LA studios on 106. My guest will be Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday. The new RS album is amazing! The best newer rock band out there now for sure in my view (along with The Struts, who lean a bit more pop). Monday night I will attend the premiere of Motley Crue’s The Dirt along with the post party. Tuesday is the big LA Invasion from The Rainbow. Listen live 6-8P Pacific/9-11P ET on 106 Volume. Guests will be Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and cast members from the film. This should be a HUGE show! If you are in S CA admission to attend is free, but it is first come first served as capacity permits. So I would get there early! No tickets or list, just first in gets a spot while space permits. Wednesday I’ll do the show live from the studio 2-4P ET as usual then fly home to NJ. Keep up with all the action on Twitter @EddieTrunk
Hard rock stalwarts Hellyeah digitally release first track 333, from their eagerly anticipated new album featuring the late Vinnie Paul Abbott’s final recordings through Eleven Seven Music Group here. Early album pre-orders with classic merch are available here.
“Vinnie originally came up with the idea for 333,” said singer Chad Gray. “A lot of people may think Vinnie was just a drummer, but he was much more than just a badass, slamming, smashing drummer. He understood production and composition and he was very much a contributor to the writing process. This song was his baby; it belonged to and came from him. Unfortunately, by the time I was ready to actually write the lyrics, it was after Vinnie had passed. The lyrics embrace and recognize the feelings that most metal fans have. Being treated like outcasts and being judged for the way we look or dress. It’s a reminder to all the metal fans that no matter what, you will always have a place in our worldwide metal community. With that said…Welcome to the family. We’re all the root of half evil reppin’ 333.”
Gray continues, “I love 333 and what it represents — being half evil. It was a part of Dime (Darrell Abbott) and (brother) Vinnie before Hellyeah was formed and very much became a part of Hellyeah as we carried the torch for Dimebag. They were both so accepting of me and many others, and they taught us to treat people with respect, dignity and humility.”
Hellyeah will perform a one-night-only special concert celebrating the life and legacy of Vinnie Paul, at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV on May 11th. The band and Live Nation will donate a portion of each ticket to the American Heart Association, in honor of Vinnie Paul. Limited amount of tickets can be purchased at: https://livemu.sc/2UouEnW.
Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song Spoke In The Wheel from their upcoming LP due out this spring. This is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP. Watch it below.
Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 on May 17th through Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheelis available on all streaming services today.
Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.
Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke in the Wheel” and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.
Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.
Dates begin April 24th at The Oriental Theater in Denver and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale now. See the tour itinerary, here.
Dee Snider just released his sixth video off his latest album For The Love Of Metal.
Snider on the song, “The socio-political message of, Lies Are a Business, is more important at this moment in time than ever before. The movement toward more controlling, all-powerful governments continues to grow and the current nightmarish situation in Venezuela is emblematic of the direction our world is sadly heading in. The incredible video for this song by award winning director Leo Liberti of Liberta Filmes truly captures my message with powerful metaphoric imagery while taking nothing away from the metallic power of the song.”
Watch the video for Lies Are A Business, below
For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).
For The Love Of Metal track listing:
1. Lies Are A Business 2. Tomorrow’s No Concern 3. I am The Hurricane 4. American Made 5. Roll Over You 6. I’m Ready 7. Running Mazes 8. Mask 9. Become The Storm 10. The Hardest Way 11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy) 12. For The Love of Metal