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Armored Saint were part of the Metal Blade Records's 30th anniversary show, which took place this past Friday, November 30th at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Besides performing some of their greatest tracks, they rocked some cover songs with guest musicians, including Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg and Fates Warning/Redemption's Ray Alder. Sets by Sacred Reich and Gypsyhawk were also a part of the celebration, hosted by 'That Metal Show's' Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson.
Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel was a teenage metal fan preparing to enter college in 1982 and working as a buyer for Oz Records, a shop in Woodland Hills, when he started a fanzine called The New Heavy Metal Revue. That evolved into a compilation album called The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre, which featured Metallica, Ratt, Black 'N Blue, Malice, Cirith Ungol, Demon Flight, Bitch, Avatar, Pandemonium and thus, Metal Blade was born. Slagel originally operated the label out of his mother's garage, and after the Armored Saint EP release and Slayer's 'Show No Mercy' release the label was on it's way. Bitch's 'Be My Slave' being targeted by Tipper Gore's PMRC in 1985 brought recognition to the label as well. The early music by Slayer and Corrosion Of Conformity, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Six Feet Under, Fates Warning, and Armored Saint were all part of the explosion of Metal Blade.
Congrats to Metal Blade and Brian Slagel on the 30th Anniversary and here's to many more years of metal success to come!
A rumor has been circulating online that Led Zeppelin's historic set at London's O2 Arena for the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in December 2007 may soon be released as a double DVD and double CD package and be out by Christmas.
A report on Belgian classic rock radio station site rtbf.be (via FindingZoso) siting sources at Warner Music claiming that ‘Led Zeppelin: Live at London’s O2 Arena’ will be released in November. That posting has since been removed.
Others have mnentioned a possibilty of some Led Zeppelin activity in the past, with 'That Metal Show' co-hosts Eddie Trunk tweeting a few months back, "Heard from a very reliable source backstage at AEROSMITH show that there will be some sort of LED ZEPPELIN activity around Christmas."
Drummer Jason Bonham, who took part in the reunion, told the Mark & Brian Show of Los Angeles radio station KLOS in December 2010 in regards to the possibility of the concert being released on DVD, "Nothing is official, as yet. I only know that because Robert had said that he'd watched it. I really do hope that it eventually will see the light of day. It's just nice to know that Robert had seen it, so I knew something, but it was nice that he rang up and said, 'Wow, it sounded great.' Fingers crossed, everybody...fingers crossed."
Tickets for the one-night only show were more valuable than gold, with an estimated nine million people millions applying online for one of the 18,000 seats inside the O2. Let's hope their is truth to this. We'll keep you updated as information on a possible release date becomes available.
Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:
8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)
8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.
The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:
Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde
Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford
Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony
King Diamond, Mark Tremonti
In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.
The second annual awards gala benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will take place on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st at the Avalon in Hollywood. This year the gala will be open to the fans. So if you're planning to attend wear your creepiest costume, as there will be both a costume contest and a live and silent auction.
Eddie Trunk, who was a past honoree, will once again be the MC for the festivities. Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who is undergoing his own cancer struggle with lymphoma, will receive the King of Rock n’ Roll Award. Five other awards will be presented to various other music industry notables.
The Dio Disciples, an all-star group comprised of former members of Dio, with Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Toby Jepsen (Little Angels) on vocals will perform with other special guests. Other musical acts have yet to be announced. Cirque Berzerk, which calls itself a "phantasmagoric spectacle," will also provide entertainment.
Ticket and sponsorship packages are listed as follows:
1. Main Floor ($200 ea.) includes: full hosted bar and gourmet food stations 7:30pm-11:00pm
2. Main Floor/Private Loge ($250 ea.) includes: Full hosted bar and gourmet food stations 7:30pm-11:00pm - Access to private seating in the Loge area
3. VIP Balcony ($550 ea.) includes: Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and Food Stations 7:30pm-2:00am - VIP Access to the balcony - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP entertainment
4. VIP Opera Box ($12,000 ea.) Only 2 Available includes: 15 VIP Balcony tickets - Premier stage and main floor views from Opera Box Seats - Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and food stations 7:30-2:00am - Private balcony box seating - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP entertainment - 1/2 Page ad in the program - Signage at the event
5. VIP Balcony Box ($12,000 ea.) Only 1 Available - 15 VIP balcony tickets - Full hosted bar, gourmet carvery and food stations 7:30-2:00am - Private balcony box seating - Commemorative photo booth picture - Extra VIP Entertainment - 1/2 Page Ad in Program - Signage at Event
To buy tickets and find out more information about this event, please visit www.diocancerfund.org/events.
The new season of 'That Metal Show' debuts this Saturday night at 11PM ET/PT on VH1 Classic, with another great lineup of guests. The season premier features Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn and Mike Portnoy. Co-host Eddie Trunk has posted on his site that there are some changes to the schedule. VH1 Classic will only be televising 8 of the 10 new shows shot for the first run. The episodes with David Draiman/Adrenaline Mob & Bobby Blotzer/LA Guns will now be included with season 11, debuting sometime this Summer.
Here's the lineup of guests for this season:
Mar. 31 - Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn, Mike Portnoy
Apr. 7 - Alice Cooper, Jack Russell, Brian Tichy
Apr. 14 - T&N (George Lynch, Mick Brown, Jeff Pilson), Slash, Brian Tichy
Apr. 21 - Adrian Smith, Michael Schenker
Apr. 28 - Lemmy, Robert Mason & Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Michael Schenker
May 5 - Michael Schenker, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon
May 12 - Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro, Frank Hannon
May 19 - Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw & JY (Styx), Steve Stevens