Hotel Diablo’s full length debut The Return To Psycho, California is now available on a limited edition vinyl through Italy’s Night Of The Vinyl Dead. Other vinyl releases from them include limited runs from Motorhead, Saxon, Dio, Alice Cooper and Hardcore Superstar.
The pressing is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl with a never seen before custom gunshot label and full colored inner sleeve. For more information, please visit www.nightofthevinyldead.com.
An exclusive teaser clip of Hotel Diablo’s new video “Psycho, California” was released earlier this month via Guitar World and can be viewed below.
The video was recently shot in Los Angeles with nine-time Emmy Award-winning and MTV Video Music Award-nominated director Fabio Jafet (Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Children Of Bodom).
“We are beyond excited to be working with Fabio,” says Grossi. “We have all been fans of his work for a long time and feel he is the perfect director to bring ‘Psycho, California’ to life on screen.”
Hotel Diablo’s The Return To Psycho, California was released in September through Scarlet Records. The CD was produced by Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova), with additional production by Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Beautiful Creatures) and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers.
A clip of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Democracy 3D concert film can be seen below.
The footage was shot on November 21st at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the band’s residency, Appetite For Democracy.
The setlist for the show is as follows:
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Richard Fortus Guitar Solo
Live And Let Die (Wings cover)
This I Love
Motivation (Tommy Stinson song)
Dizzy Reed Piano Solo
Catcher In The Rye
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo
Sweet Child O’Mine
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd cover)
Objectify (Bumblefoot song)
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Knockin’ On Heavens Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Don’t Let It Bring You Down (Neil Young cover)
Used To Love Her
A mere month after being named L.A. Guns guitarist, Frankie Wilsey has been replaced by EndeverafteR’s Michael Grant. The former EndeverafteR frontman, who had minor success with the singles I Wanna Be Your Man and Baby Baby Baby in 2007, will made his live debut last night (January 17th) with the band in Illinois.
Said Grant, “It’s official! I’m the new lead guitarist for L.A. Guns and we will be touring through Illinois and Michigan starting this Thursday. Check out www.laguns.net for tour dates, tickets and catch me if you can.”
Bassist Scotty Griffin added, “Michael Grant from EndeverafteR will be our guitarist starting this weekend in Chicago and Detroit. Is he our permanent guitarist? What happened to the last guitarist? Who’s solo album is better, Paul’s or Ace’s? I can’t say… I’m just the bass player. But you heard it here first. Stay tuned…”
Wilsey, best known for his work with Sea Hags and Stephen Pearcy/Arcade, replaced Stacey Blades in L.A. Guns when the guitarist and band parted ways due to “extenuating circumstances and musical differences.” At the time Blades said, “”This isn’t an easy announcement but as of this month I will no longer be playing guitar for L.A. Guns,” said Blades at the time. “I dearly wish Phil, Scotty and Steve much continued success. It’s been a crazy ten year ride filled with some amazing tours, albums and memories to last a lifetime! Due to extenuating circumstances and musical differences I have decided not to continue with the band. L.A. Guns was a dream come true but life is full of new beginnings and journeys. I will be taking some time off and have some different things lined up that I will share with you in the near future.”
In other L.A Guns news, the will be releasing a DVD/CD package called Live In Concert on February 12th through Cleopatra Records. L.A. Guns provided one of the most talked-about performances at the 2012 M3 Rock Festival in Maryland last May. That full concert was professionally captured in a multi-camera shoot and packaged with behind-the-scenes, studio, and interview extras in L.A. Guns: Live In Concert. Also included are three studio music videos from the critically-acclaimed album, Hollywood Forever. The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.
In the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades, and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band’s rich history. In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including creative banter with legendary record producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen). Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.
Live In Concert track listing:
Live At The M3 Rock Festival:
1. Sex Action
2. Never Enough
3. You Better Not Love Me
4. Sweet Mystery
6. Sleazy Come, Easy Go
7. Electric Gypsy
8. The Ballad of Jayne
9. Rip N’ Tear
10. You Better Not Love Me
11. Arana Negra (Black Spider)
12. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
The Making Of Hollywood Forever:
13. The Beginning
15. Writing Songs
16. Working Together
17. Time Crunch
18. Phil’s Songs
19. Hot Rods & Strippers
20. Treasure Chest
21. Vinyl Spider
22. Hot Take
The admiration between Tom Morello and Bruce Springsteen has been there for years, and the guitar great has frequently joined Springsteen for performances of ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad,’ a song that both ‘The Boss’ and Rage have recorded as part of their catalogs.
In addition, Morello turned up on multiple recordings on Springsteen’s most recent album, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The RATM axeman has also signed on to perform at the 2013 MusiCares benefit tribute saluting Springsteen next month in Los Angeles.
For those wondering, Morello will perform on shows between March 14-31, with multi-night stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Macedon along the way. Little Steven is expected to resume his guitar duties with Springsteen’s band beginning Apr. 29 in Oslo, Norway.
Anthrax has just made available a taste of the band’s upcoming EP Anthems, due out March 19 (Megaforce). “Anthem,” the band’s cover of the classic Rush song, can be heard here.
In addition to the EP’s cover art, each of the cover songs will have its own special artwork, each one based on the tracks’ original album cover art, but subtly “reimagined” by Anthrax’s Charlie Benante and artist Stephen Thompson.
The eight-track Anthems EP pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s. In addition to Rush’s “Anthem,” the track listing includes Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music.
Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December.
As previously reported, former Great White frontman Jack Russell will playing an acoustic show next month to mark the tenth anniversary of The Station fire that killed 100 Great White fans and the band’s guitarist Ty Longley.
“This morning my manager received an email from the Vice President of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, stating that they will refuse any donations from me to the foundation.
‘This is to respect the wishes of the families and survivors who do not wish to have any association with Jack or his Great White … We do not want our name associated with ANYTHING Jack Russell or [what] his band does. We do not want any donations or proceeds from anything he does.’
That being said, the proceeds from the show on February 7th will be donated to a different charitable organization, to be determined shortly.
I am saddened by the response of the foundation and the motives behind it, but we will put on a great show and make it for a worthy cause.”
The Station nightclub in Rhode Island burst into flames during a Great White show on February 20th, 2003, as a result of the band’s pyros making contact with flammable soundproofing foam. Within six minutes it had become the fourth-most-deadly club fire accident in US history, injuring 230 along with the fatalities.