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Zakk Wylde loves football, loves his New York Giants and loves fantasy football, thus ‘Wylde on Sports’ was born. The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society frontman's new show kicks off Sept. 4 on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, channel 87 on XM and channel 210 on Sirius Premiere. Zakk will answering phone calls from fantasy football players nationwide every Tuesday night (9:00 – 11:00 pm ET) for six weeks on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, SiriusXM's 24/7 fantasy sports channel.
SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio airs on channel 87 on XM and channel 210 on Sirius Premier and is also available on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.
Wylde, who grew up in New Jersey and is a lifelong New York Giants fan, will discuss roster moves and potential trades and preview the coming weekend's games. Throughout the series Wylde will also be joined on the show by celebrities and special guests from the worlds of entertainment and sports.
“I’m excited to join my brother-in-law Ken Thomson every Tuesday night on SiriusXM to recap all of the awesome NFL action, and to find out what in the Wylde world of sports is going on,” Wylde says. “We’ll be hosting an amazing cast of characters from the worlds of sports, music, movies, television & your local bowling alley as we get Wylde on Sports! Yay! Go Team!”
Wylde recently participated in a celebrity fantasy football draft with Jacksonville Jaguar running back Maurice Jones Drew, comedian Artie Lange, Playboy playmate Pilar Lastra and more.
I know who I'm rooting for on the upcoming season of the Emmy award winning CBS reality show 'The Amazing Race.' It's veteran rock bassist James Lomenzo! Lomenzo, who has played in numerous high-profile rock bands including White Lion, Slash’s Snakepit, David Lee Roth, Black Label Society and Megadeth, will compete with teammate Mark "Abba" Abbattista, 45, a friend and entertainment lawyer. There is a new twist on the show this year with an opportunity for a team to win even more that the $1 million grand prize.
CBS announced yesterday (Aug. 29) that 11 teams that will make up the cast for Season 21 of the reality series. Hosted by Phil Keoghan, the show pits 11 teams, each comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world for approximately 25 days. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination wins $1 million. In a new twist, if the team that wins the first leg ends up as the winners of the entire competition, they will double the prize and receive $2 million.
The new season of 'The Amazing Race' premieres Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Check out more on James and Mark, and the show itself at: www.cbs.com/amazingrace
Grand Rapid Michigan's own Pop Evil have shown that they are really road warriors that truly care about their fans. They are seemingly always on the road or working to further the reach of the great American Rock N' Roll that they deliver. The band is currently on the Trespass America tour in support of their latest album 'War Of Angels' with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engine, Trivium and more. I had a chance to chat with Pop Evil drummer Chatchi Riot earlier this week while on the way to Oklahoma City.
Pop Evil are wrapping up the Trespass America Tour this week with the final show on the trek in Los Angeles, before heading out on headlining dates that will take them through September, followed by a Canadian tour through October with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society that wraps up On Nov. 1st. Their busy touring year then wraps up on the Shiprocked Cruise on Nov. 27th with Godsmack, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone Cherry, P.O.D., Dead Sara, Sevendust, Filter, Lit, Gilby Clarke, In This Moment and more.
I first thanked Chatchi for the band bringing it back to how Rock N' Roll videos are supposed be made with their last single 'Boss's Daughter,' written with and featuring Mick Mars of Motley Crue and A LOT of eye candy, before getting the story on the lastest single (and 4th from 'War Of Angels') 'Purple.' We also touched on the band's past legal issues with their former label, who he can't believe he's met, the next album, their home state of Michigan and some football talk. Look out world, Pop Evil isn't going to stop until everybody know their name!
After our conversation, Chatchi (aka Josh Marunde) shared with me that he's a big 80's hair metal fan and let me know that a couple of videos from the band and the music of Slaughter were an important influence on him, as was the band's drummer Blas Elias. Blas is still drumming for Slaughter and is also playing in the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group.
Pop Evil Tour Dates:
Aug. 31 - Impalla Ballroom - Marshalltown, IA
Sep. 1 - Taste of Madison - Madison, WI
Sep. 5 - Power Plan Live - Baltimore, MD
Sep. 7 - Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IL
Sep. 8 - Oktoberfest Grounds - La Crosse, WI (w/ Royal Bliss)
Sep. 13 - Station 7 - Laurel, DE
Sep. 14 - Fishbone Gill and Grille - Vienna, WV
Sep. 15 - Gold Crown - Harrisonburg, VA
Sep. 16 - Montgomery County Fairgrounds - Dayton, OH
Sep. 19 - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Sep. 20 - State Fair Of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK
Sep. 22 - Buffalo Run Casino - Miami, OK
Sep. 28 - Dekalb County Free Fall Fair - Auburn, IN
Sep. 29 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Oct. 14 - Monirae's - Pennellville, NY
Oct. 18 - Halifax Forum - Halifax, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 21 - Rapids Theater - Niagara Falls, NY (w/ Black Label Society)
Oct. 23 - Guelph Concert Theatre - Guelph, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 24 - Toronto, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 26 - The Community Auditorium - Thunder Bay, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 27 - Burton Cummings - Winnipeg, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 28 - Odeon - Saskatoon, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 30 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 31 - Edmonton Event Centre - Edmonton, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Nov. 3 - The Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, Canada (w/ Black Label Society)
Nov. 27 - Shiprocked - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
A three-minute trailer for for the new Deep Purple tribute album 'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' due for release on Sept. 25th from Eagle Rock Entertainment can be viewed below. The compilation CD features re-interpretations of classic DP songs from former band member Glenn Hughes, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa and more.
'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' will be made available initially with Classic Rock magazine's upcoming Deep Purple fanpack on September 4th. The fanpack will include a band-endorsed 124-page magazine with exclusive new interviews with guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai and the members of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, and more talking about recording these classic songs. There will also be brand new interviews with Deep Purple, with one of the last interviews with the late Jon Lord. Look for previously unpublished photographs and artifacts from the archives in the magazine as well.
After hearing of Jon Lord's passing, Glenn Hughes assembled some friends to cut 'Highway Star' as a tribute to his dear friend. Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica, who are also recording a song for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album, has previously said, "We were asked if we'd contribute to the anniversary of 'Machine Head' — we can't turn that down. We're circling the Dio and PURPLE catalogs and hopefully we'll come up with something that is worthy of these wonderful men."
'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' track listing:
1. Smoke On The Water - Carlos Santana/Jacoby Shaddix
2. Highway Star - Chickenfoot
3. Maybe I'm A Leo - Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Luis Maldonado
4. Pictures Of Home - Black Label Society
5. Never Before - Kings Of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Arlan Schierbaum)
6. Smoke On The Water - The Flaming Lips
7. Lazy - Jimmy Barnes, Joe Bonamassa
8. Space Truckin' - Iron Maiden
9. When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica
10. Highway Star - Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Lachlan Doley (exclusive track)
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are being payed tribute to this weekend in the heart of their hometown of Los Angeles for the Sunset Strip Music Festival and the two have also announced a tour together in early fall. The two and their group will play seven shows in the northeastern U.S. during late September and early October. Manzarek also has scheduled concert dates with a frequent collaborator, blues guitarist Roy Rogers.
As part of the SSMF, Manzarek and Krieger will perform separately separate this Friday. Manzarek will be playing with the veteran L.A. punk rockers X at the Roxy, and Krieger will perform alongside Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson at The Viper Room. Other artists appearing at the 2012 Sunset Strip Music Music Festival include: Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Black Label Society, Bad Religion, Jack Russell's Great White, Bulletboys, Faster Pussycat, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dead Sara, Peter Murphy, RZA, De La Soul, Steve Aoki, Far East Movement and The Mowgli's.
Here are the upcoming tour dates of Manzarek and Krieger's band:
Sep. 21 & 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Music Box
Sep. 24 - Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
Sep. 26 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theater
Sep. 28 - Huntington, NY - Paramount Theater
Sep. 29 - Rahway, NJ - UCPAC
Oct. 1 - Tarrytown, NY - Music Hall
And here are Manzarek's forthcoming shows with Rogers:
Aug. 24 & 25 - Park City, UT - The Egyptian Theater
Oct. 10 - Whippany, NJ - Ukrainian American Cultural Center
Oct. 11 - New York, NY- BB King Blues Club
Oct. 12 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theater
Oct. 13 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
Nov. 10 - Grass Valley, CA - Center for the Arts
Jan. 12 - Pleasanton, CA - Firehouse Arts Theater