Archive for June, 2014
Channel your inner Gene Simmons with his new book ‘Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business’
Gene Simmons is out rocking with Def Leppard on a Summer U.S. tour, but he is set to show you the way to financial success with the book: 'Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business.'
In Me, Inc., the marketing and finance wizard Gene Simmons gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. Simmons teaches you how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, network like hell, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by The Art of War, Me, Inc. is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success, drawn from Simmons’s own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.
The book goes on sale October 21, 2014. Pre-order now at: www.harpercollins.com
Lita Ford will tell her story in the autobiography via HarperCollins publisher; "Lita Ford, Living Like A Runaway - A Memoir". You can pre-order the hard-cover or E-Book now, with the release date September 9.
About the Book:
The legendary former lead guitarist of The Runaways—“heavy metal’s leading female rocker” (Rolling Stone)—opens up about the ’70s and ’80s music scene and her extraordinary life and career in this long-awaited, emotionally powerful memoir.
Lita Ford lived her dreams, until her life turned into a nightmare. She left home at age sixteen to join the world’s first all-female rock group, the Runaways—a band whose legend was sealed by the 2010 hit movie starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning—and went on to become the first woman hard rock guitarist, a platinum-selling star who gave Ozzy Osbourne his first Top Ten hit, a bare-ass, leather-clad sexy babe whose hair was bigger and guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys. She is also the mother of two sons whose harrowing tale of her catastrophic marriage to a metal rocker makes Ike and Tina Turner sound like life at the country club.
But in the end, Lita’s story changes from a music story to a woman’s story—a wrenching, desperate drama of human bondage and a mother’s love, a life-and-death struggle over her own soul. Trapped in an increasingly terrifying marriage, systematically stripped of her connections to the outside world, Lita Ford became a prisoner in her own life, a slave to her husband’s demands, living like a captive. She plotted her escape and her freedom cost her the boys she stayed in the marriage to protect. Her graphic, explicit story will terrify and horrify readers, but they won’t be able to put it down.
Living Like a Runaway will shock people with the candor that Lita Ford shines on her dramatic life story. At ease as a woman in the previously all-male world of rock, Lita shares with her male counterparts an unvarnished directness when it comes to topics such as sex, drugs, money or fame. No female rock star of Lita’s stature has ever before told the real story of women in rock. With unprecedented rawness and honesty, Living Like a Runaway reminds us that Lita Ford is not only one of music’s greatest pioneers, but also one of its fiercest survivors.
Pre-order e-book or hard cover here
Motley Records, Eleven Seven Music and Big Machine Records are all collaborating to release the upcoming country album 'Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe' on July 9th. The full track listing is below, but some of the covers include: Rascal Flatts doing 'Kickstart My Heart,' Gretchen Wilson on ‘Wild Side’, Big & Rich rocking 'S.O.S.', Leann Rimes covering the cover 'Smokin’ In The Boys Room,' The Mavericks bringing 'Dr. Feelgood' and Brantley Gilbert on ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’.
“We did not make this record for Motley Crue fans, but for country fans who are also rock fans,” said bassist Nikki Sixx in a statement. “I believe that there’s going to be a lot of synergy and excitement for Motley Crue fans hearing different artists covering their favorite songs. People will be surprised how these artists made the songs their own and we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out.
‘Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue’ Track Listing:
1. Rascal Flatts – ‘Kickstart My Heart’
2. Florida Georgia Line – ‘If I Die Tomorrow’
3. Leann Rimes – ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room’
4. Justin Moore – ‘Home Sweet Home’
5. Cassadee Pope with Robin Zander – ‘The Animal in Me’
6. Aaron Lewis – ‘Afraid’
7. Big & Rich – ‘S.O.S’
8. Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen – ‘Without You’
9. Eli Young Band – ‘Don’t Go Away Mad’
10. Lauren Jenkins – ‘Looks That Kill’
11. The Cadillac Three – ‘Live Wire’
12. The Mavericks – ‘Dr. Feelgood’
13. Brantley Gilbert – ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
14. Gretchen Wilson – ‘Wild Side’
15. Darius Rucker – ‘Time for Change’
Rock On the Talks June 9-13:
June 9: Jack White - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
June 10: Fall Out Boy - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (R-10/10/13)
June 11: Jack White - Conan
June 13: Jack Osbourne - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (R-10/4/13)
June 13: Body Count - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
June 13: Elvis Costello - The Late Show With David Letterman (R-6/5/14)
June 13: Ben & Ellen Harper - Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
June 17: Elton John - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (R-9/25/13)
June 17: Jimmy Buffet - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
June 19: John Doe - Late Show With David Letterman
I have been officially indoctrinated into the ways of the METALACHI, and I am a better man for it. When I heard that the only Mariachi Heavy Metal band was making a return visit to SLO Brew in San Luis Obispo, California, I knew I had to be there to witness the spectacle. Just watching their YouTube videos doesn't do them justice. Being able to interview the boys just made the experience that more chi-chi filled!
Pre-show this Gringo had a chance to shoot the shit with all the members of the best Heavy Metal Band in the World out in the alleyway of the venue. Vocalist Vega De La Rockha, Maximillian "Dirty" Sanchez (violin), El Cucuy (trumpet), bassist Nacho Picante and Paco Halen on guitar all let me in on the secrets of the Metalachi ways.
After the guys told us what brought them back for another sold-out show at SLO Brew and gave a little bio info on themselves, we touched on topics such as Chi-Chi jumping, the process of "Metalachizing" a song, their influences, an upcoming new album for the holidays, their fetishes. the Metalachi rocket ship and that Cheech doesn't know that he's Dirty Sanchez's Dad. Check it out.
The band then proceeded to the stage after the interview and the merging of the Metal and the Mariachi kicked off with 'Holy Diver.'
Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Quiet Riot, Van Halen, Metallica, Poison, Slayer, Tenacious D and more have all said publicly how proud they are that Metalachi have taken their songs in such a great new direction. Well, maybe they didn't say that, but close enough. 'Killing In The Name Of' wrapped up the set, with the crowd still ready for more as Metalachi rode off into the night, ready to conquer the next village!
Metalachi are primed and ready to take over the world...Or at least Mexico, California and the Western United States. Seriously, ROCK ON METALACHI! Make sure you check out their website and find a tour date near you: metalachi.com