A Rock N' Roll THANK YOU goes out to all Armed Forces personnel on this Memorial Day, and those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We wouldn't be able to rock without you. Here's a collection of rock to remember!
Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt performed the National Anthem at their hometown Boston Red Sox game on May 26th.
KISS and Gene Simmons rock for the troops!
Here's an AC/DC tribute to the troops
Kid Rock always shows his support!
Queensryche show their support
3 Doors Down
Various rockers twweted their support today:
A great big THANK YOU to all the men and women who made Memorial Day possible. Enjoy the beautiful day with friends and family. 28 May 12
Hilarious ‘Is That Foreigner’ video contest underway, NASCAR’s Tony Stewart presents Mick Jones platinum awards
You got to check out this hilarious video 'Is That Foreigner?' starring vocalist Kelly Hansen dropping song titles and the occasional F bomb. Hansen is showing some comedic acting chops, part of an online video contest celebrating the 35th anniversary of the band's 'Feels Like the First Time.' Watch the video below and then test your knowledge of Foreigner tunes here to win prizes.
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart recently surprised Foreigner's leader and founder, Mick Jones, when he presented him with three platinum and one gold award for sales of Foreigner’s hit singles, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’, ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’, ‘Hot Blooded’ and ‘Juke Box Hero’, during Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame Gala at Texas Motor Speedway. A new millennium testament to the current value of these classic hits is that more than half of the sales that contributed to the awards were digital downloads registered since 2004.
In addition to the platinum and gold awards, Jones added another on the evening that recognized Foreigner’s generosity toward Speedway Children’s Charities - Texas Chapter. Speedway Children’s Charities, which put on the Hall of Fame fundraiser, presented Jones on behalf of Foreigner with the Maj. General Thomas Sadler Award. The award is given for humanitarian efforts that go above and beyond to assist Speedway Children’s Charities in their mission to assist children in North Texas.
“It was a tremendous surprise to have Mick on hand to accept the Maj. General Thomas Sadler Award,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said. “Foreigner has appeared at more NASCAR related events than any other top classic rock band and has been a generous friend to Speedway Children’s Charities. Just earlier this week they did a benefit acoustic concert for them. Tony’s presentation of the three platinum and one gold award to Mick was quite a treat for the Hall of Fame audience and Texas Motor Speedway. I was particularly delighted to see Foreigner’s ‘Hot Blooded’ get the platinum recognition it deserved, especially since Texas Motor Speedway has a unique No Limits version of ‘Hot Blooded’ as its theme for the entire 2012 season.”
Mick, who wrote ‘Feels Like The First Time’, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ and co-wrote and co-produced every Foreigner hit, made the journey to Texas while recovering from his recent arterial leg surgery.
"I hope to be back in the saddle soon, but nothing could keep me away from this event!", said Mick, "It is a thrill for us to be part of the NASCAR firmament and a particular honor to have one of my personal heroes, Tony Stewart, present us with these awards. Our race day appearances started right here at the Texas Motor Speedway in the spring of 2009, and they have become a highlight in our touring season. NASCAR fans are our kind of people.”
‘Juke Box Hero’ is the band’s first all-digital sales award. Foreigner has nine Recording Industry Association of America certified platinum and multi platinum awards. Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games, 4’, Agent Provocateur, Inside Information, Records, The Very Best…and Beyond and Complete Greatest Hits have all been certified. Now these three singles are added to Foreigner’s platinum tally.
"Foreigner has some of the most enduring songs in the history of rock music, so it's no surprise that these legendary tracks continue to have success in the digital world," said Kevin Gore, President & CEO of Rhino Entertainment. "Mick Jones' songwriting and production have combined to create lasting music that still resonates with new audiences every year. I suspect we'll see more Foreigner hits achieving similar certifications very soon."
Paul Rodgers, Foreigner, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, Kentucky Headhunters, Bachman & Turner, .38 Special, Molly Hatchet, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, Black Oak Arkansas and more will all be performing together on the high seas as 'Rock Legends Cruise II' will kick off 2013 in style. Besides a fantastic cruise and concerts, monies raised will go to an important organization: the Native American Heritage Association.
Following the success of last year's inaugural Rock Legends Cruise, the January 2013 Rock Legends Cruise II will feature more than 15 bands performing multiple sets, collaborating musically, meeting and greeting and relaxing alongside fans throughout the four-day excursion. The Rock Legends Cruise II departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida Thursday, January 10 and docks Saturday, January 12 in Labadee, Haiti before returning to Fort Lauderdale Monday, January 14.
The weekend-long musical journey will feature three easily accessible performance venues on the ship: The Deck, The Platinum Theater and Studio B/Ice Rink. The line-up as of March 27 includes:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED
BACHMAN & TURNER
THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND
BLACK OAK ARKANSAS
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
DEVON ALLMAN'S HONEYTRIBE
Beyond the musical performances and onboard auction, sailors can also enjoy traditional ship board activities including on-board surfing (thanks to its FlowRider wave generator), a boxing ring, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, cantilevered whirlpools and variety of gourmet restaurants. In addition, while docked at the private secured Labadee resort — situated on the north coast of Hispaniola which averages a high of 84.9 degrees in January — passengers can enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing and wave runners at the resort's stunning beaches, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. The Liberty of the Seas from Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest, fastest and most luxurious passenger vessels in service today; it is served by a crew of 1300 on 18 decks.
The Native American Heritage Association has been working on reservations in South Dakota for more than 18 years and is a 4-star charity with CharityNavigator.org for seven consecutive years. Native American Heritage Association tractor trailers are on the road daily with supplies to the various far flung communities and 94% of the organizations total revenue goes towards program services which provide basic life necessities, including fuel assistance and medical transportation to 90,000 people. Many of these residents face an 80% rate of unemployment; 70% don't have transportation and many of those who do, don't have the means to purchase gas. These Lakota Sioux live in abandoned school buses, shacks or government housing with no insulation, some live without indoor plumbing, in homes with dirt floors, no beds or furniture.
To book passage on Rock Legends Cruise II, go to www.rocklegendscruise.com or call 888-666-1499 with any questions.
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler's new band ADLER will release its debut single, "The One That You Hated", via iTunes on April 10th. Besides Steven, ADLER features guitarist Lonny Paul along with Jacob Bunton on vocals/guitar. The group has been recording its debut album in Los Angeles with producers Jeff Pilson (ex-Dokken, Foreigner/TnN bassist) and Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Steel Panther, Adrenaline Mob).
The ADLER album will feature guest appearances by Slash and guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie/ex-Marilyn Manson).
Here's an interview with Adler and his new band on www.rockoveramerica.com. They talk to Mark Lewis the new release from Adler and the upcoming Rock And Roll Induction of Guns N' Roses.
The "Pedal To The Metal" metal show, which airs on Bridgewater State University's student-run radio station, 91.5 WBIM, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, recently talked to ADLER. Check out the interview in three parts:
Here's the cover for the single, created by band member Lonny Paul:
Watch entire new episode of ‘That Metal Show’ featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn
VH1's 'That Metal Show' kicked off their 10th season this past Saturday night (Mar. 31) with guests Lars Ulrich of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head. Check out the entire program below.
Here's the guests and premiere dates for the rest of season 10:
Alice Cooper, Jack Russell (Great White), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) (guest drummer)
Slash (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, T&N), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, T&N, Foreigner), Mick Brown (Dokken, T&N), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) (guest drummer)
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden, Primal Rock Rebellion), Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) (guest guitarist)
Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)
Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro Pesch, Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)
Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan), Tommy Shaw & James Young (Styx), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Vince Neil) (guest guitarist)
Two episodes that were originally shot for Season 10 that will now air as part of Season 11 this summer. Those episode guests are:
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Steve Riley & Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Vince Neil) (guest guitarist)
David Draiman (Disturbed), Russell Allen & Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Dream Theater) (guest drummer)
That Metal Show