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Hollywood Vampires take a massive bite out of the California Mid State Fair

by on Jul.27, 2016, under PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Hollywood Vampires take a massive bite out of the California Mid State Fair

The Hollywood Vampires were out for blood in their final tour date of 2016 at the California Mid State Fair on July 25 and it was a kick ass pleasure to get to see the Super group in this awesome setting.

The Alice Cooper fronted band, featuring the return of Joe Perry (who collapsed onstage at a gig a couple of weeks before), Johnny Depp, Matt Sorum, Robert DeLeo, Tommy Henriksen and Bruce Witkin made their way through cover jams of all the greats including Spirit, David Bowie, The Doors, T. Rex, The Beatles, Love, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Motorhead, The Who, Pink Floyd and also some Alice and Aerosmith. Toss in a couple of tracks from their self titled album and it certainly was a night to remember for the band that got it's name as the group Alice used to run with in Los Angeles back in his serious drinking days. The encore including an appearance from Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots! Check out photos and some awesome video from the show below.

1. Raise the Dead
2. I Got a Line on You (Spirit cover)
3. Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover)
4. Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
5. Manic Depression (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
6. Five to One / Break On Through (to the Other Side) (The Doors cover)
7. As Bad As I Am
8. 20th Century Boy (T. Rex cover)
9. Bang a Gong (Get It On)(T. Rex cover)
10. Come Together (The Beatles cover)
11. 7 and 7 Is (Love cover)
12. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
13. My Dead Drunk Friends
14. Stop Messin' Around (Fleetwood Mac cover)
15. Ace of Spades (Motörhead cover)
16. Pinball Wizard (The Who cover)
17. My Generation (The Who cover)
18. I'm Eighteen
19. Sweet Emotion
20. Train Kept A-Rollin' (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
21. School's Out / Another Brick in the Wall

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‘The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo’ documentary to premiere this November (video preview)

by on Sep.04, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

‘The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo’ documentary to premiere this November (video preview)

'The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo,' a rock documentary produced by Cinema 1 Film & FX and 18 Lights Pictures has been selected to open the Red Nation Film Festival in Beverly Hills, CA. on November 4th.

'The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo' is the story of the late, legendary drummer who played with Ozzy Osborne, Motley Crue, Lita Ford, and other rock and roll icons of the 1980s and 1990s. The film features superstar interviews, concert footage, home movies and behind-the-scenes video of this bigger-than-life Apache musician whose unshakable passion carried him from the wrong side of the tracks to the top of the charts—only to be taken by cancer at the height of his career. The film is narrated by Queen of Metal, Lita Ford.

“It’s been a magical journey,” said Director Wynn Ponder, “working with Lita and interviewing Randy’s band mates, family and friends, but the real story is about how Randy’s generous spirit never changed, even when his formidable musical talent made him the first internationally famous Apache rock and roll drummer.”

Ponder said, “Randy Castillo was that rare creature known as a ‘good man,’ a confidante and close friend to many ... compassionate and caring with everyone he met. Some interviewees tell stories of Randy’s supernatural powers, which they attribute to his Native American spirituality.”

Part musical legend, part personal journey and part shamanic mythos, The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo ultimately reveals a seldom-seen layer of humanity behind the glittered walls of the rock industry. For more go to:

The documentary features interviews with:
Lita Ford
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society)
Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue)
Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)
Mike Inez (Alice In Chains, Ozzy Osbourne)
Slash (Guns N' Roses)
Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses)
Lemmy (Motorhead)
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
Kip Winger (Winger)
John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, The Winery Dogs)
Bobby Blotzer (RATT)
Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)
Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
Mitch Perry
Stevie Salas
Carmine Rojas
Martha Davis

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Kings Of Chaos All-Star Band to tour South Africa this December

by on Aug.29, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Kings Of Chaos All-Star Band to tour South Africa this December

The latest edition of Kings Of Chaos will be touring South Africa this December. Returning members Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan will be joined by new additions Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons of ZZ TOP, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme.

Kings Of Chaos plays bandmembers' greatest hits, as well as other iconic rock classics. They will perform at Sun City Superbowl on Saturday, November 29 and at Grand West's Grand Arena in Cape Town on Wednesday, December 3. Tickets are on sale now. Get more info at:

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All-star band Kings Of Chaos to play one-off U.S. benefit show

by on Oct.29, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

All-star band Kings Of Chaos to play one-off U.S. benefit show

The all-star band that many have waited to make their U.S. debut, Kings Of Chaos, will finally do so on November 18 at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The event is a benefit for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, an international organization dedicated to restoring freedom for all captive dolphins and whales. The amzig lineup of musicians that are part of the touring band include Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze), former Guns N' Roses members Matt Sorum, Slash and Duff McKagan, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Atomic Playboys)

Kings Of Chaos perform the greatest hits of the members careers. The one-night-only benefit concert event, billed as “Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin,” will be the group’s only North American performance in 2013.

“This is a rehearsal for the BIG one. We plan on taking ‘Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin’ to Japan,” says Ric O’Barry, whose life and work was featured in the Academy Award-winning film The Cove. “We’ll add a few Japanese friends to our lineup and rock the socks off Tokyo. There isn’t a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands,” added O'Barry. “Dolphins are respected and protected in this part of Japan. It's the opposite of Taiji, but very few people know about it. ‘Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin’ will hopefully change this by bringing positive, international media attention to what is right about Japan.”

"I'm thrilled to bring a bunch of superstars together for a fun night with fans," adds Matt Sorum, who has also played with Velvet Revolver. "The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved."

Get more details and buy tickets at:

Kings Of Chaos is gearing up for a tour in South America that will kick off at the end of November.

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Cherie Curry of the Runaways issues new album update, announces Summer tour dates

by on Jul.12, 2013, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Cherie Curry of the Runaways issues new album update, announces Summer tour dates

Former Runaways vocalist Cherie Curry issued the following update on her facebook page in regards to her long delayed new alum: "There have been a lot of stories flying around, mostly negative about my album and why it isn't out. I feel I owe you an explanation since you have patently waited as I have since it was recorded late 2010-2011.

"You see, I just wanted to get out there and play for you again. After 30 years, with the movie, my book, and then a successful show opening for Joan [Jett] in 2010, the time was right for me to make a record, if I was ever going to again. I was ready to get back in the game but when you put your hopes, dreams, your career in someone else's hands, it's a risk that can be disappointing and frustrating so I have sat on the sidelines waiting for a record that still isn't mastered. That has been very, very hard since all I wanted was embrace and perform the music I loved from my past, of course by THE RUNAWAYS, the music you love to listen to with some new material. Had I known my record company would hold the record this long, I would have gone a different route, but that's water under the bridge now.

"It wasn't supposed to be this complicated. It was supposed to be fun. I did what my management told me to do and that meant I wait. No playing, no nothing. I don't think I'm unreasonable thinking three years is long enough.

"This record may never come out. I've [accepted] that now. It's a huge disappointment since it has some great songs that Matt Sorum, Nick Maybury, Grant Fitzpatrick, Jake Hays, Lanny Cardola, Billy Corgan, THE VERONICAS, Brody Dalle and many others worked hard on with RUNAWAYS fans in mind. I'm learning that even though you can't make others do what you think is right and you feel discouraged, it is our choice get off the sidelines and back in the game

"Someone recently said to me: 'Rise from the discouragement. Shake off what didn't work out. Quit mourning over what you've lost and get back in the game. Even though it's painful, it's not the end. Even though it's unfair, it's not over. Wipe away the tears, wash your face, put on a new attitude and get back in the game.' So, I'm going to do that.

"I'm going to record a single this summer and release it on iTunes. I'm going to play, play, play, like I wanted to from the beginning. I'm going to give the fans what they want and deserve without management and without a record company.

"Lita Ford said to me the other day, 'Sister, you're not dead yet!' And she's right. It's time to put faith in the only things I can count on. Myself and the fans. That's really all that matters."

Cherie Curry has announced some Summer tour days. See if there is a date near year and get out and rock with Cherie!
Jul. 13 - Corona, CA - M15 Concert Bar & Grill
Aug. 7 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry (hifi)
Aug. 8 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
Aug. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge
Aug. 16 - Fresno, CA - Strummer's
Aug. 17 - San Francisco, CA -
Aug. 18 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew

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