The next TrunkNation LA Invasion live broadcast from The Rainbow in W Hollywood CA will be this Thursday 1/17. As usual it will be free and open to all (no ticket needed) and runs 6-8P Pacific. It will air live on SiriusXM Volume 106. If in S CA come join us, everyone else tune in! Scheduled guests include Matt Sorum, Franky Perez and Geezer Butler!

New podcast now up free worldwide with bassist Bob Daisley talking Gary Moore, Ozzy and more!

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The End Machine, featuring members of Dokken, and Lynch Mob, have released a video for a new song called, Alive Today, listen to it, below.

The End Machine track listing:

1. Leap Of Faith 
2. Hold Me Down 
3. No Game 
4. Bulletproof 
5. Ride It
6. Burn The Truth
7. Hard Road
8. Alive Today
9. Line Of Division
10. Sleeping Voices
11. Life Is Love Is Music

The End Machine will play its first set of shows in April. Brown will be unable to make the dates and will be temporarily replaced by Evanescence’s Will Hunt.
The dates are as follows:

April 4 – Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
April 5 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
April 6 – Encore – Tucson, AZ

Tickets go on sale on Friday, December 21st.

To read more about the band, please click here.

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Merlin Alderslade of Metal Hammer spoke with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustiane and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. Highlights from the interview appear below.

Metal Hammer: What do you think of where metal is right now?

Scott: “Well, it’s good! We’re still out, we’re making records, we’re selling tickets, we’re having fun in so many ways. In some ways, nothing has changed from 30-something years ago because we’re still doing the same thing and playing a lot of the same songs. The only thing that’s changed is that the audience has got a lot younger!”

Dave: “I agree with Scott that the audience is younger, perception-wise, but for me, the spirit in our bands is still very young. We love playing this music, because we love that interaction with the fans.”

Metal Hammer: Out of all metal’s subgenres, thrash has survived in its purest form. Why?

Dave: “I think that a lot of times, when you look at most thrash stuff, it depends on who the person is that’s listening. If I’m listening to it now, it’s a completely different paradigm shift to someone who’s considerably younger than I am.”

Scott: “What we started back then with all these other bands, I just think the reason why it’s lasted so long, generation after generation, is because we created something great. We really left a mark. It didn’t just disappear. It wasn’t a trend. It wasn’t a fad. It’s music. It’s a branch on the tree of metal that just keeps growing. I mean, we did something really good back then, you know?”

Dave: “Yes, we did!”

Scott: “That initial foundation that we built in the 80s, it’s still really strong.”

Metal Hammer: Do you think it’s harder or easier to be a young metal band nowadays?

Scott: “I don’t know, you’d have to ask the younger bands, I guess…”

Dave: “It’s a double-edged sword. It’s so much easier for new bands to get their music out, but it’d be safe to bet one of my balls on the fact that Scott used to go into the same record store I did in San Francisco called The Record Well. And the fact that back then you could find a record store that’s strictly metal, and you walk in there and the person behind the counter will know you, and you can walk in and they can tell you what’s new. ‘The new Tank record’s out!’ or ‘The new Raven album’s out!’ or, ‘Dude, what do you think of the new Witchfinder General?’ And we were in there, like, ‘God damn, these are my people!’ It just feels great when you used to go into one of those stores, and you see people there that are like you. There’s not a lot of stores out there like that any more.”

Metal Hammer: So you think it’s a mixed bag for metalheads right now? What do you think of the general vibe around the scene at the moment? 

Dave: “There are no more rockstars. You know what you got? You got a lot of snot-nosed kids that work at music magazines – no offense.”

Metal Hammer: What advice would you give someone if they walked in here and said they were starting a metal band?

Dave: “Don’t.”

Scott: “I’d tell security to throw them out. Ha ha! Actually, you know what? So I would tell a new band, ‘Go watch Code Orange.’ They remind me of us in 1981 when all we wanted to do was bang our heads and make people listen to our music.”

Dave: “That’s what’s missing. That is exactly what’s f–king missing. These f–king new bands, these spoilt motherf–kers whose parents are attorneys or doctors, and they take every penny they’ve got and invest it in their productions, so they’ve got the big screens and the explosions and the dancing girls and the inflatables and the f–king ego ramps. They don’t know what paying their f–king dues is.”

Read more at Metal Hammer.

source: Metal Hammer via loudersound.com

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Burning Rain, the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (Revolution Saints, The Dead Daises, Whitesnake, Dio) and vocalist Keith St. John (Montrose, Kingdome Come), will release its fourth studio album, Face The Music, on March 22 through Frontiers Music Srl.

In conjunction with the album announcement, the band have shared the latest single, Midnight Train, along with an accompanying music video. When asked why the band chose to release Midnight Train as the first single, Aldrich explained, “when we were asked what song encompasses the sound of Burning Rain, Midnight Train,seemed like a good choice. It sounds fresh and heavy, but still sounds like us. Everyone will have different ideas about favorite songs and there are a number of tracks that could have been first, but we just went with Midnight Train.

“Midnight Train”s‘ message, albeit fully ensconced in carnality, is about wanting something so brutally bad when you can’t have it,” added St. John. “The main character here is basically a deeply tortured soul during all the daytime hours. The phallic likening to the train and its track along with the blackness, the bed of nails, and the cravings of the night are meant to further fortify the extremity of sexual addiction. Doug had all the basic music together including bass, drums, and all when he first played me a demo of the riff. I loved it immediately. The first ex-perimental vocal track I scatted out had the basic framework for the chorus, which we both felt had good potential, but the original verse began with a higher, bluesier part that seemed to not quite fit. After I fashioned a new verse with a lower, more growly approach, we both felt it really complimented the chorus and we knew this track was in good standing.”

Watch the video, below.

Face The Music track listing:

1. Revolution

2. Lorelei

3. Nasty Hustle

4. Midnight Train

5. Shelter

6. Face The Music

7. Beautiful Road

8. Hit And Run

9. If It’s Love

10. Hideaway

11. Since I’m Loving You

Burning Rain was established in 1998 by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St. John. After meeting through mutual friends, Aldrich and St. John commenced work on what would eventually become their self-titled debut album. The 1999 record established Burning Rain as a hungry yet seasoned group of musicians. Although the album was limited in its release, it did receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike for their take on heavy, blues-y hard rock. The following year, Burning Rain released the follow up, Pleasure To Burn, which showed a matured Aldrich-St John collaboration that gained even higher praise than the first album. 

In 2001, Aldrich joined Dio and later departed in 2003 as he was approached by David Coverdale to join a newly reformed Whitesnake, while St. John joined forces with guitar legend Ronnie Montrose. While still in Whitesnake, Aldrich started working on new Burning Rain music, which saw the light of day in 2013 as the album, Epic Obsession. Their third release was again met with enthu-siams from fans and critics alike. Aldrich would later leave Whitesnake and join The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints, which left Burning Rain on an extended hiatus. 

Now, finally a new album is ready for release, Face the Music, is a blues driven hard rock record which is truly a tour-de-force. With a renewed lineup featuring the amazing Blas Elias (Slaughter) on drums and bassist Brad Lang (Y&T), the album evokes the sound of the classic 70’s hard rock scene, but also stays true to the Burning Rain sound.

One thing is for certain, Burning Rain has made the wait for new music well worth it.

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Legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard announce Canadian Summer Tour. The tour will kick off in Halifax on July 12th and end in Calgary on July 31st. See full routing below. Critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet, TESLA will be joining the band on tour. Def Leppard fan presales will begin Friday, January 11th at 10 AM local time. Def Leppard VIP Packages will also be available beginning Friday, January 11th at 10AM local time. For more information visit: defleppardrockbrigade.com.

It was recently announced that Def Leppard will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®.The band will be inducted into the 2019 Performer Category alongside The Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies. Presented by Klipsch Audio, the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame®Induction Ceremony will take place on March 29th in Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center. 

Following the close of their historic 2018 co-headline stadium and arena run in North America, Def Leppard sold a staggering 1,000,000 tickets and the tour grossed over $100,000,000.00, a massive feat in today’s touring world. As always, the group keep pushing forward with their electrifying live shows that have transcended the test of time. 

Tour Dates


12 Halifax Scotiabank Centre, Halifax
13 Avenir Centre, Moncton
15 Centre Vidéotron, Quebec City
17 Bell Centre, Montreal
19 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa
20 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton
22 Budweiser Gardens, London
25 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg
27 SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon
29 Rogers Place, Edmonton
31 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

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