Ugly Kid Joe will release a new studio album, Rad Wings Of Destiny, on October 21st. The official music video for the first single called, That Ain’t Livin‘, can be seen below.
Rad Wings Of Destiny sees the band re-teaming with producer Mark Dodson who was behind the desk for the band’s debut album, America’s Least Wanted, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
That Ain’t Livin’ is a tip of the hat to old-school AC/DC Powerage rock and roll,” comments frontman Whitfield Crane. The track features Shannon Larkin, Dave Fortman, Klaus Eichstadt, Cordell Crockett and Crane, with a guest appearance from Yellowcake guitarist JJ Curran.
Ugly Kid Joe will return to Europe this summer for a slew of festival appearances throughout June and July, including Hellfest, Copenhell and Graspop Metal Meeting.
After a 15-year hiatus, the band reformed in 2012 and has toured extensively throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
The band released the EP Stairway To Hell in 2012 and the full-length Uglier Than They Used Ta Be in 2015.
As previously reported Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe will be releasing his new album, I Live Too Fast To Die Young, on June 10th through Silver Lining Music.
He has released a video for the third single, Everybody’s Nobody, which can be seen below.
Also view the video, for the sophomore song, Can’t Stop Falling Apart, below.
I Live Too Fast To Die Young Track Listing:
1. Murder The Summer Of Love 2. Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics 3. Derelict Palace 4. All Fighter 5. Everybody’s Nobody 6. Antisocialite 7. Can’t Stop Falling Apart 8. Pagan Prayer 9. No Guilt 10. I Live Too Fast To Die Young 11. Dearly Departed
To read more details about this release, and to view a video for Monroe’s first single, Murder The Summer Of Love, please click here.
Michael Monroe will be hitting the road, for tickets and more information, please visit: www.michaelmonroe.com.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers KISS and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have unveiled the full lineups for the eagerly awaited KISS Kruise XI, sailing from Los Angeles, California to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico aboard Norwegian Jewel for two weeks of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas set for October 24th-29th (Week 1) and October 29th-November 3rd (Week 2).
The Kiss Kruise XI marks the iconic adventure’s first ever sailing from Los Angeles and the final KISS on-board live performances of the legendary band’s one-of-a-kind five-decade career. While Week 2 sold out in record time earlier this year, Week 1 pre-sales will be available beginning June 16th with general on-sales following on June 17th exclusively thekisskruise.com.
Both KISS Kruise XI adventures will feature very special live shows from KISS, including an unmasked pool deck performance for all members of the Kiss Navy and a masked electric show inside Norwegian Jewel’s intimate Stardust Theater. What’s more, each week will boast a completely unique line-up of hard rock heroes and heavy metal icons, with Week 1 including performances by Dokken (featuring a reunion with guitarist George Lynch),Warrant, L.A. Guns, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Lita Ford & Friends, George Lynch And The Electric Freedom, Heart By Heart, The Big Deal and Baron Week 2 will see KISS joined by Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam Feat. Sebastian Bach & Friends, Stryper, Vixen, Plush, The Wild Things and Micky James.
All KISS Kruisers will receive signature engraved commemorative gifts and take part in two on-board activities with KISS as well as two on-board activities with each individual member of the band. As if all that weren’t enough, the KISS Kruise XI will include the Kiss Expo (showcasing rare memorabilia), autograph sessions with the supporting artists, theme night costume parties, and much more. Guests who book on both Week 1 and Week 2 sailings will receive an exclusive laminate, a poster signed by KISS, happy hour and group photos with KISS, and an exclusive KISS Kruise XI two-timer t-shirt.
Norwegian Jewel will provide everything needed to make this year’s KISS Kruise XI the best cruise vacation ever, with bars at (almost) every corner, delicious dining options, the Pool Deck (with multiple hot tubs), the Jewel Club Casino, Mandara Spa, Body Waves Fitness Center, Sports Court, the Thermal Suite, and more. The KISS Kruise XI will also feature high adventure shore excursions in Cabo San Lucas (October 26th and 31st) and Ensenada, Mexico (October 28th and November 2nd). Please note: Shore excursions will not be available until 3-5 weeks prior to sailing. Kruisers will be able to book an excursion upon receipt of their official booking number.
Kiss Kruise XI
Week 1: October 24th-29th/ Week 2: October 29th-November 3rd
Sailing From Los Angeles, California to Cabo San Lucas & Ensenada, Mexico aboard the Norwegian Jewel
Week 1 lineup:
KISS Dokken/ George Lynch Warrant L.A. Guns Bruce Kulick All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Lita Ford & Friends George Lynch & The Electric Freedom Heart By Heart The Big Deal Baron
Week 2 Lineup:
KISS Black Label Society Buckcherry Bruce Kulick All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Sebastian Bach & Friends Stryper Vixen Plush The Wild Things Micky James
This past February, KISS announced that KISS Kruise XI would be their “last performance onboard.”
As has been the case on all the previous cruises, fans will get to see KISS‘s unmasked acoustic and electric shows and engage in activities with the bandmembers.
Rocklahoma returns this Labor Day Weekend, taking place on September 2nd-September 4th at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. This year, Rocklahoma will celebrate America’s biggest Labor Day Weekend Party as well as15 Years of Rocklahoma. The three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and many more.
Produced by AEG Presentsand original Rocklahoma foundersPryor Creek Music Festivals, Rocklahoma showcases the best new rock acts and classic artists performing on three stages. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”
The music lineup for Rocklahoma 2022 is as follows (subject to change): Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, In This Moment, Skillet, Underoath, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, The Hu, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Bad Omens, Palaye Royale, Dorothy, Suicidal Tendencies, Lit, Sleep Token, Fire From The Gods, Quiet Riot, Caned By Nod, Doro, Dana Dentata, Dropout Kings, John Harvie, Fan Halen, Count’s 77, Enuff Z’nuff, One Night Stand, Widow 7, Firestryke, Pulse, The Normandys, Wildstreet, Like Before, Even In Death, Sin Of Saints, American Maid, Dead Fervor, Killer Hearts, McQueen Street, The Midnight Devils, Paralandra, and Eternal Frequency.
“Rocklahoma 2022! It’s time! We are so excited to announce that we will be one of this year’s headliners. We are bringing you guys and girls the biggest show of the year. We cannot wait to see you. LET’S GO!!!,” says Brent Smith ofShinedown.
“Rocklahoma has always been a celebration of rock. This being its 15th year will be no different. The biggest lineup Pryor has seen plus the best fans in rock will lead to a Labor Day Weekend to remember!,” adds Mike DuCharme ofAEG Presents.
Passes go on sale at early bird pricing on on June 10yj at 10:00 AM CTat Rocklahoma.com, and will increase to phase two onJune 17th at 5:00 PM CT. Payment plan options are also available, allowing purchasers to split the cost into even payments. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save at the early bird price.
Limited quantities of Groupie, Roadie, and Rockstar VIP Packages are also available.
Current pass pricing is as follows, while supplies last:
Weekend Admission Passes:
Weekend GA: $189 plus fees
Weekend Military GA: $169 plus fees
Weekend GA 4-Pack: $676 plus fees
Weekend Reserved Admission (comes with food & soft drinks): $439 plus fees
Groupie Package with Pit access: $775 plus fees
Groupie Package with Reserved Seats: $875 plus fees
Roadie Package: $1,200 plus fees
Rockstar Package (for 2 people) with Campsite: $2,750
Rockstar Package (for 2 people) with Hotel: $3,400
The Garage (for 6 people): $4,750 plus fees
Big Shot Penthouse (for 4 people) – $3550 plus fees
Big Shot Porch – $750 plus fees
Note: All Weekend tickets are for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The campgrounds are a unique part of the Rocklahoma experience and will be open from August 28th at Noon CT through September 5th at Noon CT. General Admission, VIP camping, and VIP glamping packages are available at checkout and are only available with weekend ticket purchases. Information on camping add-ons can be found at rocklahoma.com/camping.html.
Fans are invited to kick off the party early at The Roadhouse where local Oklahoma favorites, top tribute acts, and national legends will headline the DEB Concerts Stage each day. The Roadhouse is also home to Thursday’s Pre-Party– available to anyone with a full weekend pass. The Roadhouse will also feature food trucks, a full-service bar, and a great place to hang with your friends throughout Rocklahoma.
Festival doors open at 2:00 PM daily, and doors for The Roadhouse open at 10:30 AM daily.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower houses, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas, and much more.
Bon Jovi credited John Such for bringing the band together, noting that he was a childhood friend of drummer Tico Torres and brought guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora to see the band perform. John Such had played in a band called the Message with Sambora.
The Yonkers, New York-born John Such was a veteran figure in the thriving New Jersey music scene that helped spawn Bon Jovi. As manager of the Hunka Bunka Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, John Such booked Jon Bon Jovi & The Wild Ones before joining the singer-songwriter’s band. He played with Bon Jovi through the group’s heyday in the ’80s.
John Such departed the band in 1994, when he was replaced by bassist Hugh McDonald. He later rejoined the band for its induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
“When Jon Bon Jovi called me up and asked me to be in his band many years ago, I soon realized how serious he was and he had a vision that he wanted to bring us to,” said John Such at the Hall of Fame induction. “And I am only too happy to have been a part of that vision.”
Well, if you guessed it Poison guitarist CC DeVille, give yourself a pat on the back.
DeVille posted this photo to Instagram on June 2nd, along with the accompanying caption, “Who is ready to go on tour ?!! I am !!! -Rasputin DeVille.”
Several replies were made to his post, including fellow The Stadium Tour mate, Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx, who wrote, “Bring on the beards buddy. I’m rocking mine too. Look forward to seeing everybody.”
The Stadium Tour featuring Poison, along with co-headliners Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, begins June 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. To view the entire tour schedule, please click here.