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‘Revolver/Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast’ to honor Dee Snider of Twisted Sister

by on Jan.12, 2013, under FUNNIES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

‘Revolver/Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast’ to honor Dee Snider of Twisted Sister

Get ready for a raucous night of comedy, charity and chaos! Revolver and Guitar World are proud to announce the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Roast comedy series with honoree Dee Snider. The event, which is sponsored by Epiphone and Monster Energy Drink, will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California, on Thursday, January 24.

The Roast is open to the public and will air live on AXS TV at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT).

A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need. Snider was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver.

Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other metal-loving luminaries such as last year’s honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, as well as comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and more will all take aim at the Twisted Sister frontman and reality TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, his golden locks and his appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbanger’s Ball fame) will also be on hand to serve as the evening’s official DJ.

Roastee Snider commented, “Roasters, remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha F**ker!” Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein added, “They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we’ll be making an exception.”

Beyond being the iconic lead singer of Twisted Sister, Snider has starred in several reality TV shows (The Celebrity Apprentice, Gone Country, MTV’s Rock the Cradle, A&E’s Growing Up Twisted) and frequently hosts programs on MTV Networks along with his own long-running nationally syndicated radio show House of Hair.

Never setting his limits, Dee has taken on the role of film producer, actor, voiceover artist, political advocate and, most recently, Broadway star with his run in the hit musical Rock of Ages. His autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, was released in the summer of 2012, and Dee returns to the small screen in March 2013 as part of the cast of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

This show will kick off on the opening night of the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim. This live charity event is not open to the public, but if you want to attend and learn more about being a sponsor for this once-in-a-lifetime event benefiting a great charity and cause, visit rockandrollroast.comfor more information and sponsorship opportunities.

AXS TV Concerts can be found online at www.axs.tv, on Facebook at facebook.com/axstvconcerts and on Twitter at twitter.com/axstv.

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‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

by on Aug.01, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

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.

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Zakk Wylde News: Baby Sabbath pictures, Would Zakk play for Pantera? Would he wear BLS ligerie?

by on Jul.14, 2012, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Zakk Wylde News: Baby Sabbath pictures, Would Zakk play for Pantera? Would he wear BLS ligerie?

Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde and his wife, Barbaranne, welcomed on their fourth child, a son named Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde, on Wednesday, July 4th. Sabbath joins older siblings Hayley Rae, Hendrix and Jesse. Check out the beautiful baby photos below.

"VALHALLA JAVA ALMIGHTY BLACK LABEL!!! SABBATH PAGE WIELANDT WYLDE Has Come to Join The Mother Chapter!!!!" Wylde tweeted at the time. The infant, who is named after Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page and Wylde's father Jerome Wielandt, a World War II veteran. Hendrix's godfather is former L.A. Dodger/New York Met/metal fan Mike Piazza, while Jesse's is Zakk's former boss Ozzy Osbourne. We're waiting to see who will end up as little Sabb's godfather.

Zakk will have to break away from baby Sabbath to take part in the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp this October 10-14 in Las Vegas. The camp continues to become a bigger attraction every year, not just for the fans and those willing to shell out for the experience, but for those in the industry willing to serve as instructors.

The annual event, now in its 15th year, will take place at the MGM Grand with KISS’ Gene Simmons, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Sebastian Bach and Zakk as guest star performers. Rock star counselors include Lita Ford, Rudy Sarzo, Kip Winger, Phil Soussan, Kip Winger, Richie Kotzen, Kane Roberts, John Moyer and more. Get all the info here: www.rockcamp.com

Although stating that Pantera should leave the 14 years they had together untouched by a partial reunion, drummer Vinnie Paul recently said that if the band were to come together once again, Zakk Wylde would be the only man who can fill the spot of "Dimebag" Darrell. "I mean, [Zakk] and my brother were so tight. If [a Pantera reunion] ever were to happen, [Zakk] would be the guy [to step in for Dimebag]."

Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo responded to Vinnie Paul’s comments. "That is an interesting question, if anything like that would ever possibly happen. Vince and I would have to sit in the same room, hash out whatever differences that we have, and as far as Zakk Wylde goes, I am not too sold on that ’cause we have to hash some crap out too. That day has not come yet, and until that day comes, I can comment further on that, but till then it is just talk. It would be rough not to see Dimebag on stage to my left, I would feel naked."

Don't hold your breath on that Pantera/Zakk union happening, as Phil and his band Down have just announced an upcoming tour.

Zakk is also launching the BLS male lingerie line, believe it or not, with a report below. Look out for the release of 'Unblackened,' an acoustic-based DVD which is also set to drop later this year.


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Def Leppard News: Joe Elliott talks re-recording classic tracks, USA Today profile, Youtube performance and Q&A

by on Jun.24, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Def Leppard News: Joe Elliott talks re-recording classic tracks, USA Today profile, Youtube performance and Q&A

Def Leppard recently re-recorded new versions of 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' and 'Rock of Ages' after not being able to come to an agreement with their ex-record label about the digital rights to the band's back catalog. Now the band are aiming to re-record all their hit singles.

Frontman Joe Elliott told MTV Hive that’s just the start: "How can I put this politely? We were having a major disagreement with out ex record label about the digital rights for our back catalogue. We couldn’t come to a mutual understanding that seemed fair for both sides. So we finally decided to re-record all our hits. We started with Sugar and Rock of Ages and I think we did a pretty good job – but it’s hard work trying to recreate something you did 30 years ago.

Def Leppard will make "100% forgeries" of their originals, but Elliott says it would be a mistake to try changing any aspect of the tracks: "It’s not like a live version where everything a bit looser and you’ve got the ad libs, the longer guitar solos and the crowd in the background. We were very conscious of the fact that when people download our songs from iTunes they want it to sound like they remember it. There’s nothing worse than being let down by an artist you love. There’s a guy called Andrew Gold – back in the seventies he had a song called Lonely Boy that’s just wonderful. When we were on tour it popped into my head, so I went to download what I thought was the original. I ended up getting a re-recording. It was like a crappy karaoke version."

But don't expect any new videos to go along with the re-recorded track. Elliott says: "It’s easy to reproduce the sound and get it to match – but we can’t go in a time machine and get rid of the wrinkles. We are what we are. I’m 52; I’ll be 53 in a few months. It would be ridiculous."

Check out a new lyric video for 'Rock of Ages' and listen to the new version of 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' here:

This weekend, over 80 stations will air 'Off the Record' with Joe Benson featuring the music of Def Leppard and Joe's brand new conversation with singer Joe Elliott and bassist Rick Savage. Find a station to listen to it on here: www.unclejoe.com

Def Leppard recently recorded a live set on the Sunset Strip at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. for youtube. Def Leppard rip through 7 songs including "Rock of Ages", "Foolin'", "Animal", "Hysteria", "Bringin' on the Heartbreak", "Pour Some Sugar on Me", and "Let It Go". It was all followed by a band Q&A with 'Rockline' host and legendary DJ Bob Coburn.


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The 'Rock of Ages' tour with Poison and Lita Ford rocks on tomorrow in Denver, CO. and wraps up in Santa Barbara, CA on September 15th.

USA Today profiled the band earlier this week. Here's an excerpt:

Starting in Sheffield: During the late '70s, the nascent group had a hard time finding places to play in its hometown in England. Club owners realized "they could make more money employing somebody to spin discs rather than getting a band that would vomit all over the dressing rooms." The group played its first show in the dining hall of a local school, a hastily arranged gig designed to keep guitarist Steve Clark, who had joined six months earlier, from making good on his threat to quit. (He would remain a member until his death in 1991.) The second show took place in a dark field. "A couple of people put their (car) lights on so that the 12 people who were there could see us," Elliott says.

That's the way (they like it): In the early days, Def Lep once opened for the electro-pop Human League, who also formed in Sheffield in 1977. Decades later, the rockers taped a TV concert with country superstar Taylor Swift, who's a big fan. But neither of those was their weirdest bill: They once found themselves on the lineup with disco stalwarts KC & the Sunshine Band. Not that Elliott minded: "They were unbelievable. There were 11 of them onstage, and they were a machine. Just because we ended up in a rock band doesn't mean we don't appreciate (Shake, Shake, Shake)Shake Your Booty." Read the entire article here: www.usatoday.com/life/music

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Def Leppard to release re-recorded versions of ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’, Tom Cruise sings Def Leppard, Racy lap dance scene cut from ‘Rock of Ages’ movie

by on Jun.01, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Def Leppard to release re-recorded versions of ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’, Tom Cruise sings Def Leppard, Racy lap dance scene cut from ‘Rock of Ages’ movie

Def Leppard has re-recorded versions of two of its classic songs, "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me," to celebrate what the band is calling "the summer of 'Rock of Ages.'" The tracks will be available as digital downloads beginning June 4th at iTunes, Amazon.com and other online music sellers.

The re-recorded tracks will be released 11 days before the premiere of the 'Rock of Ages' film film, which features a soundtrack with renditions of classic 1980's rock hits. Def Leppard hits the road with Poison and Lita Ford on the Rock of Ages 2012 tour, kicking off June 20th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In an interview with Playboy Magazine the star of 'Rock of Ages,' Tom Cruise reveals what it was like for him to perform the song with the cameras rolling...and Def Leppard in the crowd.

"I was down in Miami, recording different songs, and [director] Adam [Shankman] called and said, 'Def Leppard's coming by the set.' I said, 'Man, that’s cool.' Then I paused. 'Wait, I’m rehearsing their song tomorrow.' And he's like, 'Yeah!' [laughs] So we started right in the deep end, and that was the first scene I shot in the movie...They went to the back of the Bourbon Room, and I looked at my band and was like, 'Hit it.' All the crew was watching them watching me."

Although Def Leppard attended the set hoping to poke fun at Cruise, they were pleasantly surprised by what they saw and heard.

"[T]he lead singer, Joe Elliott, points at me and goes, 'F— you! F— you!' Cruise continued. "Then I saw big smiles on their faces, and I realized I’d gotten their stamp. It was a very cool moment. It was important they knew I was honoring their music and not making fun of them." Read the entire interview here: www.playboy.com. Cruise also is featured in the June issue of W Magazine.

The beautiful Julianne Hough talked with yahoo! movies about her role in 'Rock of Ages' and revealed that a lap dance scene with her in bra and panties had been cut from the movie. We can only hope it shows up as a extra on the DVD release.

'Rock of Ages' is about a small town girl and city slicker guy trying to make it big in 1980s era Hollywood — and the wild, sex and rock 'n' roll atmosphere they become part of along the way. With scenes in strip clubs with pole dancing and Tom Cruise's glam metal rock star character, Stacee Jaxx, having his way with groupies, you wouldn't think anything was off-limits in the film but Julianne Hough, who plays Sherrie Christian, says one of the scenes she filmed with Cruise was so racy it ended up on the cutting room floor.

The actress says that when her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest visited the set, he got an eyeful. "He did come on set a couple of times and he was like, 'Wow, this is a little sexy!'" the 23-year-old actress tells Interview. "There was one scene we did that ended up not making it into the film, but it was a really great dance-and-vocal number — 'Rock You Like a Hurricane.' It was in the strip club, and I gave Tom a lap dance in the scene. The movie flowed better without it, so I understand why it got edited out, but at the same time, I'm like, 'Wait a minute. I got to do that, and it's not even in the movie?'"

Having been raised conservatively in Utah, Hough talked about what her father will think about her role — a kind-hearted aspiring singer who takes a job as a stripper to pay the bills. "I think it would be a lot harder for him if it wasn't a musical," she tells the magazine. "If it were a dramatic film where I'm stripping and it's for real — taking off my clothes and doing things. My dad understands that — my family, I should say, understands that — because it's a performance."

Besides, the worst of it did end up on the cutting room floor. "For the scene I did with Tom that got cut out, I was in a bra and underwear, basically giving him a lap dance, so my father will probably like that scene getting cut out."

Hough also talked about working with megastar Cruise, having grown up watching him on the big screen. "I think my generation will always look at him as Tom Cruise, the movie star," she tells Interview. "The thing about Tom is that he's super-cool, and whatever nerves I had going into a scene with him, afterwards he would say how funny it was or what a great job I did. So that really made me feel confident. But at the same time, my first scene with him was when my character, Sherrie, meets him for the first time and he says that she has a perky heart as he's grabbing her chest, so that was definitely pretty real."

Here's a new video for 'Anyway You Want It' from the movie with Mary J. Blige on vocals


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A recent 'Dancing With the Stars' appearance by 'Rock of Ages' stars Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige and Diego Boneta performing a medley of songs from the movie.

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