TREMONTI RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR ALBUM TITLE TRACK “MARCHING IN TIME,” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES START SEPTEMBER 3RD AT “ROCKLAHOMA”

As the band’s debut single If Not For You (listen here) impacts at Active Rock radio, Tremonti has released another song from their upcoming fifth studio album. The epic album closer and title track Marching In Time clocks in at 7:34 and is now available on all streaming platforms. Marching In Time tells the story of a father having a child during a global pandemic and how he prepares for life during that time – something Mark Tremonti recently experienced in his own life. 
The release of the new song comes on the heels of the recent announcements of Tremonti’s North American touring plans and fifth studio album Marching In Timescheduled for global release on September 24th through Napalm Records.
Watch the performance video for Marching In Time, below.
Mark Tremonti is no stranger to storytelling. Throughout his years with top-charting bands Alter Bridge and Creed, and most recently his solo band, Mark has never strayed from his love of writing memorable songs. With the upcoming fifth album, Marching In Timethe band looks to continue this trend while exploring their love for heavy music, drawing from current events from the last year to form the basis of each song. While its predecessor, A Dying Machine, was an overall concept album seeped in darker sentiments and story, the vibe of Marching In Time is different – emerging as a charging rock/metal offering that takes the listener on 12 individual journeys. 
Marching In Time is now available for pre-order here.
Marching In Time will be available in the following formats:

-CD Digipak      
-Digital Album  
-2LP Gatefold Black      
-2LP Gatefold Pink Transparent (Napalm Mailorder Only – limited to 500)
-Die-Hard Edition: 2LP Marble Transparent Black + Guitar Pick + Print (Napalm Mailorder Only – limited to 500)  
-Deluxe Box: Flag, Wristband & More! (Napalm Mailorder Only – limited to 500)

Marching In Time track listing: 

1. A World Away
2. Now And Forever
3. If Not For You
4. Thrown Further
5. Let That Be Us
6. The Last One Of Us
7.  In One Piece
8. Under The Sun
9. Not Afraid To Lose
10. Bleak
11. Would You Kill
12. Marching In Time 

Tremonti will hit the road in advance of the release of Marching In Time, starting on September 3rd in Pryor, OK at Rocklahoma with longtime friends Sevendust. The tour will make stops in Kansas City, MO, Sayreville, NJ, Flint, MI and Joliet, IL, to name a few, before wrapping on September 26th in Orlando, FL. Tremonti is also going to be a part of the recently announced tour with Daughtry and Sevendust that will run through November and December. All tour dates, ticket information and VIP packages can be found at marktremonti.com

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RATT FRONTMAN STEPHEN PEARCY REVEALS CANCER BATTLE

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of LaughingmonkeymusicRatt singer Stephen Pearcy opened up about his private three-year battle with liver cancer. He said (as transcribed by blabbermouth.net), “Everything’s kind of copacetic now. I’m on a ritual and monitoring things. And do I really wanna put myself through all this stuff, with taking care of your health and the broken bones and knees, staph infection.”

“I don’t know why I’m still here,” he continued. “But, look, I’m appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it’s such a drag. But it’s under control. And I never wanted to bring it up until I really started feeling guilty about it.”

Pearcy revealed that he found out about his cancer “through a blood test. I had hepatitis,” he said. “Well, then, getting another checkup, I found out, ‘By the way, you’ve got a bit of cancer thing going there. We’ve gotta get in there.’ Then your whole world changes. Still, I didn’t feel like it needed to be out there until I started feeling guilty. Like, ‘Wow, man, I can help some people.’ Get blood tests. Take care of yourself. Find out if you have hepatitis. If you have hepatitis, hopefully it doesn’t turn into a cancerous thing, because it easily can. And now I’m the advocate of, hey, take care of yourself. It’s a little personal to me, but I felt it was time to share it.”

According to Stephen, he “went on the road nine days after surgery, not even knowing the outcome of my surgery, removing the cancer and stuff. So that was pretty interesting,” he said. “So if I’m devoted and into something, I’m into it. But then again, I have to start thinking about how long I want to be out here doing this. And you start thinking about other things — life things.”

Pearcy admitted that he “should have monitored” himself better and “took it easy. “The knees are one thing. I mean, yeah, that was enough,” he said, referencing his January 2019 knee replacement surgery. “But then the double whammy with finding out about the C. But now I feel like I need to say something just because, hey, take care of yourselves. I wanna see our fans and friends, I wanna see them around. I mean, we’ve gotten to know a lot of these people 36, 37 years later. And if it can help one or two or however many people, then great. I know some really good friends of mine that are in worse shape, and it’s just a terrible thing. I’ve lost family through it, and it was time to step up and say, ‘Well, unfortunately, you got smacked, Stephen, so do something positive about it.’ You know, without being poster child, which I really don’t wanna be.”

He added, “I’ve lost a lot of friends — I mean, a lot of friends — from this. And look, we’re getting older. It’s okay. I still feel like I’m 20-something, but I just don’t act it. And you’ve just gotta really take care of yourselves. ‘Cause I talk to some of my friends out there, and, they let me in and I talk to ’em. And it doesn’t need to be public. I’ll talk to somebody if they’re having a life trip. And why not? I mean, hey, if you can help somebody, you can help somebody.”

Pearcy’s fifth solo LP, View To A Thrill, came out in November 2018 through Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017’s Smash.

Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in Ratt’s current lineup, Joining them in the band are drummer Pete Holmes (Black ‘N BlueRatt’s Juan Croucier) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (Razer) and Frankie Lindia.

In January, Pearcy told SiriusXM‘s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk that he was open to the idea of making a new RATT album with all the surviving members of the band’s classic lineup.

Ratt hasn’t released any new music since 2010’s Infestation LP. 

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LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL BASSIST RUDY SARZO TO RETURN TO QUIET RIOT

Quiet Riot is set to welcome Rudy Sarzo back into the band after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary Metal Health lineup. He played bass on the album, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits Cum OnFeel The Noize and Metal Health and on the follow-up record Condition Critical. He appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oÿster Cult, Queensrÿche, and The Guess Who. Rudy is looking forward to recording and touring with Quiet Riot beginning in 2022.

With the move, longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright is graciously stepping aside to continue his recent solo efforts while heightening his role with his award-winning residency show, Ultimate Jam Night at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go which all the members of Quiet Riot fully support.

The band and their management would like to formally thank Chuck Wright for his many years of dedication and perseverance and, most importantly, his distinguished talent. Wright has served off-and-on with Quiet Riot for nearly 40 years, appears on nine albums, and is known as the bassist for Quiet Riot’s mega-hit Metal Health” (Bang Your Head) and Don’t Wanna Let You Go. He was a contributing songwriter on 1986’s QRIII and appeared in the band’s video for The Wild And The Young, among others. Wright has been one of the band’s longest touring and recording members and will continue touring with the band through the end of 2021. Chuck is and will always be an invaluable member of the Quiet Riot family.

Rudy Sarzo said, “I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot Legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of Metal Health, the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.”

Quiet Riot online: quietriot.band and facebook.com/quietriot.

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ZZ TOP’S LONGTIME GUITAR TECH, ELWOOD FRANCIS, TO FILL IN FOR DEPARTED BASSIST DUSTY HILL

According to blabbermouth.net, at ZZ Top’s July 30th performance in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the band’s longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis, filled in for bassist Dusty Hill, who passed away, two days earlier (July 28th), at age 72.

According to the band, Francis will continue to play bass for the group for the foreseeable future.

When asked by Variety how he felt about continuing on with Francis filling in, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons said, “Well, it was a direct directive from Mr. Dusty Hill. When he grabbed my arm and said, ‘I think I’m due to go visit the physician to see if I can bounce back,’ he said, ‘In the meantime, I want you to grab our guitar technician, Mr. Elwood’ — Elwood Francis — ‘and take him out of that tech station and strap him up with my guitar and make him carry on with every single note.’ And I said, ‘Well, if that’s your wishes, I’ll respect that.’ And sure enough, we’ve been very, very fortunate to have a stalwart standby to fill in.

What’s really got everybody on the ropes is that Elwood had been holding down the guitar technician post for 30 years as a clean-shaven young fellow. And when the lockdown was imminent, we all gathered for a band meeting, before things got too fierce. And I said, ‘Dusty, it looks like we’re not going to be able to go do much or go anywhere. What do you plan to do?’ And he said, ‘Well, I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do. And that’s cut the lawn. I’m not going to cut the grass.’ And I smiled and said, ‘Well, I’ll join you on that.’ And Elwood piped up and said, ‘Well, if you guys aren’t going to cut the grass, I’m not going to cut my whiskers.’ And when we regathered to commence rehearsals just a week and a half ago, here came Elwood, and I said, ‘My gosh, you’ve got chin whiskers as long as me and Dusty!’

So when he took the stage the other night, I was looking over the front row and everybody was kind of giving each other the elbow, and they were pointing up and said, ‘Look, the ZZ Top circus still rolls on. There’s another freak up there.’ In fact, I had to stroll over and grab him by the chin to give him a yank, just to show the audience — I said, ‘Folks, this is the real deal here.’ [Laughs] But he’s honoring Dusty’s wishes, and I know that, wherever Dusty may be, he’s probably smiling, just knowing that all the notes are in place and that the fierceness rolls on.”

Francis made his live debut on July 23rd at the Village Commons in New Lenox, Illinois after Hill was forced to return to Texas to address a hip issue.

Funeral arrangements for Hill have not yet been publicly announced. 

See some fan filmed footage below.

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DEE SNIDER RELEASES VIDEO FOR “DOWN BUT NEVER OUT,” NEW SOLO ALBUM, “LEAVE A SCAR” OUT TODAY

Dee Snider will release his triumphant fifth full-length album, Leave A Scar, today (July 30th) through Napalm Records. Produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, Leave A Scar sees Dee Snider & Co. continuing in the invigorated, modern direction of his previous release, For The Love Of Metal, infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that longtime fans will rush to embrace. 
Today, following the album’s charging first single of resilience, I Gotta Rock (Again)(listen here) and hard-as-nails second single, Time To Choose featuring the brutalizing vocals of Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Snider returns with the charging heavy metal rallying cry Down But Never Out
Dee Snider says about Down But Never Out“I pride myself on the fact that throughout the decades, my music has always tried to not only push back against all oppressors (in this case Covid-19), but also lift people up and encourage them to fight back. ‘Down But Never Out’ is a perfect example of this ethos.” Watch the official music video, below.
To commemorate the release of his new album – which was number one “most added” across the board at metal radio this week – Dee Snider recently announced a streaming event for his fans, available now. All ticket buyers will gain access to the concert stream, as well as on-demand access to any and all content from the event, for a 30-day period. The concert stream features a very special concert from Snider performing live in New York back on June 12th. Tickets for the stream are available now at metaldepartment.tv.
Just announced – the singer will also take part in a special in-store appearance and autograph signing at Looney Tunes Record Store in West Babylon, NY on August 17th. The event starts at 7:00 PM and tickets are available now here.
Starting tonight at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT, Dee Snider will join SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an interview and takeover on Liquid Metal (channel 40). Dee talks about working with Jamey Jasta on the album, how the last year and a half made him want to do another metal release, what it was like being a part of Cobra Kai Netflix’s hit TV series, how his family raised money for homeless veterans by winning Celebrity Family Feud, and much more. Dee will be on Liquid Metal every hour Friday-Sunday setting up a new song from Leave A Scar, and every 1-3 hours Monday-Thursday.
Order Leave A Scar here.

To view a track listing of  Leave A Scar, and to find more details about available configurations, please go here.

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