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eBay auction set up for Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe defense fund

by on Sep.02, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

eBay auction set up for Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe defense fund

Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God has back home in America after spending time in jail in the Czech Republic, but his legal problems are far from over. Blythe, at some point over the next few months will have to return to Prague and stand trial on the manslaughter charges he is accused of. To combat continuing massive legal bills, Lamb Of God have create an eBay auction of equipment and memorabilia to raise money for Randy's legal bills.

All equipment was either used on tour, in the recording studio or in a video. Items include gear used by all five members of Lamb Of God, guitars donated by Machine Head's Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel as well as Slash and Five Finger Death Punch, basses from David Ellefson of Megadeth and Chris Kael of FFDP, who have also donated a signed skateboard.

Justice Now, the site set up for donations, will remain open for those wishing to donate to Randy's defense fund. Lamb Of God appreciates all of the support Randy has received since his arrest on June 28 and is thankful for all of the donations that have been made in these tough economic times. For the link to the Lamb of God memorabilia site Click here and for the Justice Now site click here

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Ian Paice of Deep Purple unveils new limited edition signature drum kits (video), 40th Anniversay of ‘Machine Head’ In The Studio broadcast

by on May.03, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Ian Paice of Deep Purple unveils new limited edition signature drum kits (video), 40th Anniversay of ‘Machine Head’ In The Studio broadcast

The great Ian Paice of Deep Purple was on hand to demonstrate and debut his new Pearl Drums limited-edition signature drum kits at DrumWright in Berkshire, England this past April 23. The UK's Rhythm Magazine has posted footage of Ian at the launch, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of Depp Purple's classic 'Machine Head' album.

There is twelve kits in all, with each kit having nine drums, comprising Masters Premium Legend Maple Toms and Bass Drum and the Ian Paice Signature Snare Drum. The three colours are Piano Black, Silver Sparkle and White Marine Pearl. There will be four kits in each colour.Once the 12 kits have gone, they will be gone forever. There will be no repeat production.

The kits come with a standard front head and are supplied with a specially designed front bass drum head specially designed to fit to the kit or be mounted to the wall as a souvenir. They all include a head signed by Ian, dedicated to the individual customer and a limited-edition certificate of authenticity. The drums also all have a unique motif inside specifying that they are limited edition.

Paice said about the kits: "When you are lucky enough to play the best, it’s nice to know other people can experience the same perfection."

DrumWright managing director Chris Wright added: "We are very excited about this unique opportunity. We have developed a close working relationship with Ian over the past 15 years. In my view, he is the U.K.’s finest rock drummer, an inspiration to others, and a pleasure to work with."

The twelve customers who buy one of these sets will also be invited to a private dinner with Paice, hosted by celebrity chef Paul Clerehugh at his Oxfordshire restaurant The Crooked Billet.


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The syndicated rock radio show 'InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands' recently took a look at Deep Purple's 'Machine Head' album which, along with Led Zeppelin IV and Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid,' is widely considered to be the Holy Trinity of British hard rock. Having successfully moved away from the more progressive sound of the late '60s into a heavy but melodic quintet creatively steered in large part by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, the recruitment of singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover would make Deep Purple "Highway Stars" worldwide with the 1972 Machine Head album. But it is the story of the making of the album that is Rock 'n' Roll legend. On its 40th anniversary, Ian Gillan tells show host Redbeard the real story behind "Smoke on the Water".

"It was an inferno (the fire at the Casino in Monteux). The wind was coming down off the mountains and blowing the flames and the smoke over the lake. And the smoke was just like a stage show and it was hanging on the water, and I'll never forget Roger (Glover) grabbed a napkin and wrote down on this napkin, 'Smoke on the Water'."

The casino fire forced Deep Purple to scramble to find an alternate place to record Machine Head. Two locations later they ended up taking over a hotel, as Roger Glover remembers, "The whole thing was recorded under dire circumstances... a lot of Machine Head was written on the spot."
Check out the broadcast here: www.inthestudio.net

Deep Purple will be back on the road touring Russia, Ukraine, Luxemborg, France and Germany starting this October and carrying into December.

 

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Metallica News: Rocking on upcoming tribute albums, autographed guitar being auctioned for MUSE School

by on Apr.24, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Metallica News: Rocking on upcoming tribute albums, autographed guitar being auctioned for MUSE School

Metallica will be a part of two upcoming tribute albums to rock legends Ronnie James Dio and Deep Purple. The Ronnie James Dio tribute album is being put together by his widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio. James Hetfield told UK's Metal Hammer magazine: "We reached out to Wendy Dio about wanting to be a part of the Dio tribute that's getting put together. We're very honored to be a part of that, and to be a part of a celebration of Ronnie's life and his great contribution."

Other artists slated to appear on the Dio tribute album include Anthrax, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan.

The Deep Purple tribute album will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple’s sixth studio album, 'Machine Head.' "We were asked if we'd contribute to the anniversary of Machine Head...we can't turn that down," Metallica drummer and massive Purple fan Lars Ulrich said. "We're circling the Dio and Purple catalogs and hopefully we'll come up with something that is worthy of these wonderful men.'

I think you'll do fine Lars! Sounds like two killer tribute albums on the way.

Currently up for auction via CharityBuzz.com is an ESP EC-200QM black quilted maple guitar signed by all four band members with a special note from James Hetfield: "Stay in Skool." The auction ends May 10th. To make a bid and get more info check out:  www.charitybuzz.com

All proceeds for this item benefit MUSE School in Calabasas, California.

At MUSE, every child is truly known. We understand and honor students as individuals – dreamers, observers, envelope pushers, and everything in between. We give each a voice in choosing curriculum based on what they like, how they learn, where they find fun, and what they need. We honor and celebrate creativity. We encourage exploration and imagination. We foster compassion and optimism. We focus on preserving the environment and building community. We believe absolutely that the freedom to follow one’s own path every day is essential in nurturing fully invested, absorbed, and passionate learners.

Community is key

MUSE students work with faculty-led teams that include industry experts, expert practitioners, and other passionate, knowledgeable and playful adults from the extended community. In the process, we foster courageous, imaginative, spirited, thoughtful, healthy, responsive, skilled contenders who will take the lead in a world that’s hungry for their unique talents and perspectives. MUSE students launch from our program with a sound academic foundation, skilled in reading, communication, math, art, and design. They’re literate about green technologies, dedicated to preserving the planet, and conscious about what they eat and where it comes from. They’re eager to contribute everything they know to their communities and to the world at large.

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Revolver Golden Gods Awards complete recap (interviews and performances)

by on Apr.16, 2012, under FUNNIES, INTERVIEWS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Revolver Golden Gods Awards complete recap (interviews and performances)

The Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2012 took place at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood this past Wednesday night (Apr.11) and for the first time ever, it was broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.

Fozzy frontman and WWE pro-wrestling legend Chris Jericho, returned to host the show for the third consecutive year, with a who's who of the rock and metal world in attendance as presenters and guests.

The Golden God Award, given to one special honoree a year who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal, went to Gene Simmons of KISS. (Previous honorees include hard-rock and metal legends Alice Cooper, Rob Halford of Judas Priest and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.)

The show featured performances and collaborations that honored both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances included sets by Marilyn Manson (in his first U.S. performance in nearly three years); Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; Evanescence; SIXX: A.M. featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, James Michael, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter, and DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses (in their first performance in almost four years); Trivium, and 2011 “Best New Band” Golden Gods Award winner Black Veil Brides, who performed their only U.S. show of 2012 so far.

Here's an Artisan News Report on the evenings festivities:


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Revolver Golden Gods winners:
-Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
-Best Drummer: Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
-Paul Gray Best Bassist: Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, SIXX: A.M.)
-Riff Lord: Slash
-Comeback Of The Year: Slipknot
-Best International Band: X JAPAN
-Best Live Band: Avenged Sevenfold
-Best Vocalist: Amy Lee (Evanescence)
-Most Metal Athlete: CM Punk (WWE wrestling)
-Most Dedicated Fans: Avenged Sevenfold
-Album Of The Year: Korn’s 'The Path Of Totality'
-Golden God: Gene Simmons (KISS)
-Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award: Rush
Here's a bunch of footage pre-show from the 'Black Carpet':
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with Steven Adler and the guys from his new band ADLER, and much more:

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Here's footage of Marcus from Epiphone with 'Headbanger's Ball' and XM/Sirius radio host Jose Mangin, Lita Ford, Ashley McCabe, Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, Evans Blue, Dylan Rose, U.S. Navy servicemen and women, Dave Lombardo and his new band Philm, Yoshiki, the guys from Halestorm, James Durbin, Tommy Victor (Prong), Steve Vai, Ministry, Chris & Dave from Megadeth, Brendon Small, Matthew Heafy, Zakk Wylde, Dave & Rob from Machine Head, Jon 5 & Ginger Fish, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed:


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Jo Schuftan HornsupRocks was on the Black Carpet with Yngwie Malmsteen, Slash, Lemmy, Adler, Lita Ford, Jamie Jasta from Hatebreed, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Ministry:

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Yngwie Malmsteen with U.S. Navy Color Guard on 'The Star Spangled Banner'

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Here's more pre-show black carpet footage from
Here's Trivium's set on the show, with Corey Taylor and Robb Flynn of Machinehead on Metallica's 'Creeping Death'.

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Zakk Wylde and Billy Duffy of The Cult give out the award for Golden Gods Best Guitarists: Jinxx and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides

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Here's the Black Veil Brides set, with a special guest appearance from Dee Snider of Twisted Sister on 'I Wanna Rock'!

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Sixx A.M.

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Evanescence

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspiritors

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Marilyn Manson's set, with guests Johnny Depp and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

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Here's some of the award presentations from the broadcast:

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Zakk Wylde was backstage with a cavalcade of rockers at the Golden Gods Awards. Here's Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Glass talking about the greatness of the D!


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Golden Gods "Father' Gene Simmons

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Watch entire new episode of ‘That Metal Show’ featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

by on Apr.03, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

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:
April 7:
Alice Cooper, Jack Russell (Great White), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) (guest drummer)

April 14:
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)

April 21:
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden, Primal Rock Rebellion), Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) (guest guitarist)

April 28:
Robert Mason (Warrant, Lynch Mob, Cry Of Love), Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) (guest guitarist)

May 5:
Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)

May 12:
Billy Duffy & Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro Pesch, Frank Hannon (Tesla) (guest guitarist)

May 19:
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)

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