Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory) will performing with Les Paul Trio on Monday, June 10th at The Iridium in New York City for a very special performance. In addition to performing with the Les Paul Trio, Wylde will spend the following two nights (June 11-12) on the Iridium stage, as well, with two intimate shows billed as An Evening With Zakk Wylde. Call 212-582-2121 for more information.
Iconic supergroup Guns N’ Roses have added another New York appearance this week with a performance at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this Thursday, June 6th (doors: 8pm ET). The full-set will be followed by a late night after-party featuring GN’R keyboardist Chris Pitman as DJ. Presented by Brooklyn Bowl and Governors Ball, tickets for the 21-and-up event go on sale to the general public today, June 4th, at 7pm ET. Click here to order tickets.
Guns N’ Roses are set to headline Governors Ball this Saturday, June 8th as well as perform at Buffalo Outer Harbor Fest on Wednesday, June 5th. For more information on their schedule, visit www.gunsnroses.com.
The Brooklyn Bowl show is the continuation in a series of intimate performances over the past year including the Hiro Ballroom, their historic return to The Ritz (now Webster Hall), The Electric Factory in Philly, and House of Blues in various cities including L.A., Chicago, Houston and Dallas.
Celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N’ Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the U.S., Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.
Jason Newsted has announced an August 6th release date for Newsted’s forthcoming album, Heavy Metal Music.
Matching and exceeding the teaser EP Metal (which debuted at #1 on the iTunes metal chart), Newsted’s debut full-length album, Heavy Metal Music, is likewise short on pretense and long on crushing riffs. From the throwback Sabbathian strut of Ampossible, the breakneck gallop of Long Time Dead, or the full speed ahead charge of breakout single Above All, the 11-song album is sure to cement the band’s place as one of metal’s strongest outfits. Staind guitarist Mike Mushok joins an already impressive fold with Jason on bass and lead vocals, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. Listen to an exclusive stream of the brand new track Heroic Dose at newstedheavymetal.com.
Heavy Metal Music album track listing:
Heroic Dose Soldierhead …As The Crow Flies Ampossible Long Time Dead Above All King Of The Underdogs Nocturnus Twisted Tail Of The Comet Kindevillusion Futureality
Currently in Europe playing festivals around the world, including Impact in Poland on June 5th and the Download Festival in England on June 16th,Newsted will return to the US in early July for Megadeth’s formidable Gigantour, which also features Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah and Death Division.
“There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. It has been talked about, “ Jason said. “I’m willing to throw down Phantom Lord – actually, whatever he calls out, I’m gonna throw down.”
Newsted On Gigantour:
July 5 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena July 6 Canadalgua, NY @ Marvin Sands PAC July 8 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre July 9 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena July 10 Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Center July 13 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Ampitheatre July 14 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Ampitheatre July 16 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Ampitheatre July 18 Bloomington, IL @ US Cellular Coliseum July 19 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom July 22 Winnipeg, Canada @ MTS Center July 23 Regina, Canada @ Brandt Center July 25 Calgary, Canada @ Stampede Corral July 26 Edmonton, Canada @ Rexall Place July 27 Dawson Creek, Canada @ EnCana Events Centre July 29 Abbotsford, Canada @ Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre July 30 Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena Aug 1 West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center Aug 2 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank St Aug 4 Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena Aug 9 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center Aug 10 Heavy MTL Montreal, Canada @ Parc Jean Drapeau* Aug 11 Toronto, Canada @ Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
Drummer Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob) has released the following statement:
“It saddens me to announce that the four upcoming shows in Latin America this month supporting Halestorm will be my last with Adrenaline Mob.
Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band’s future activities at the moment.
As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don’t want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity.
I’m very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future.”
Adrenaline Mob was formed in early 2011 by singer Russell Allen (Symphony X), guitarist Mike Orlando and drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater). They released a covers EP entitled Covertá on March 12th, 2013.
On July 23rd, 2013, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Rock For The Rising Sun by Aerosmith. This is a simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date June 28th, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].
This is the band’s first live video release in 9 years, since the release of You Gotta Move in 2004 and it offers a unique portrayal of life on the road with Aerosmith combined with superb live performances, as the band toured Japan. Rock For The Rising Sun features the classic tracks: Love In An Elevator, Livin’ On The Edge, Last Child, Walk This Way, Draw The Line, Sweet Emotion, Hangman Jury, and many more, with material drawn from shows throughout this tour. As bonuses, the DVD includes extra live tracks, Lick And A Promise recorded at the Hiroshima Green Garden Arena and “One Way Street” taken from the Tokyo Dome.
In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, Aerosmith brought their Back On The Road tour to Japan, a country with which they’d always had a special relationship. The Japanese fans came out in droves and Aerosmith responded with some of the finest shows of their distinguished career. This film follows the band on that tour combining full-length live tracks with behind the scenes footage, which is at times touching and emotional and at others humorous and insightful. More than anything else it demonstrates the Japanese fans’ love affair with Aerosmith and their music.
Aerosmith are truly one of the great rock acts of all time and this incredible concert film brings together tracks from across their storied career. A live band par excellence, Rock For The Rising Sun shows them rolling up their sleeves and doing what they do better than anyone else.
Rock For The Rising Sun track listing:
1) Draw The Line 2) Love In An Elevator 3) Livin’ On The Edge 4) Hangman Jury 5) No More No More 6) Mama Kin 7) Monkey On My Back 8) Toys In The Attic 9) Listen To The Thunder 10) Sweet Emotion 11) Boogie Man 12) Rats In The Cellar 13) Movin’ Out 14) Last Child 15) S.O.S. (Too Bad) 16) Walk This Way 17) Train Kept A Rollin’ (credits)