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Nikki Sixx throws out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

by on May.28, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Nikki Sixx throws out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

Nikki Sixx threw out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers/Houston Astros game on Sunday (May 27) at Dodger Satdium.

The pitch by Sixx bounced in the dirt , but was luckily back handed by catcher A.J Ellis.

After the pitch, Sixx shared on Facebook: “Really grateful being from Los Angeles to be invited to throw out the first pitch today at Dodger stadium (YES i can throw a ball). The Dodgers are on a winning streak and you could feel it in the air everywhere today. (New owners surly helps too.) My family had a blast.”

The Dodgers won the game 5-1 against the Houston Astros. Check out the pitch here:

Here's a photo of Nikki with boxer Victor Ortiz at the game.

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A Rocking THANK YOU to all Service Men and Women

by on May.28, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

A Rocking THANK YOU to all Service Men and Women

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.

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KISS and Gene Simmons rock for the troops!

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Here's an AC/DC tribute to the troops

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Kid Rock always shows his support!

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Queensryche show their support

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Alter Bridge

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Lynyryd Skynyrd

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3 Doors Down

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Various rockers twweted their support today:

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Thank you to all military servicemen and servicewomen who serve/have served on our behalf to give us the freedom we live everyday.   28 May 12

Today we honor and remember all those who fight for us. Now if we could just drop killer songs n no bombs we'd all have happy feet! Cheers! 28 May 12

Happy Memorial Day! iiii]; )'  28 May 12

I have slept, awoke & lived with freedom today thanks to all who have served. Thank you for today & everyday. Happy Memorial Day!  28 May 12


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

Take a moment today to remember why we have this day off. Remember those who have DIED for our freedoms. Somber I know, but important. RT   28 May 12

MEMORIAL DAY: A TIME TO PAY TRIBUTE As Americans we need to remember that the day we see as a holiday is...

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L.A. Guns Phil Lewis calls out Nikki Sixx and says ‘Heroin Diaries’ were a fraud

by on May.20, 2012, under FUNNIES, ROCK NEWS

L.A. Guns Phil Lewis calls out Nikki Sixx and says ‘Heroin Diaries’ were a fraud

Phil Lewis of LA Guns recently made comments that Motley Crue were boring to him, that Def Leppard are going through the motions and Poison with Bret Michaels muscle dance are an embarassment. He made those comments in a forum on Fans then took the Sludge story and sent it to Nikki via Twitter, and with that comment Nikki Sixx tweeted a reply about Phil.

Initially this all stemed froman interview Phil Lewis did with, where he talked about touring on their own and not wanting to be part of a package lineup. Here's an excerpt from that interview:

BraveWords: The last time we spoke, you said that there was no purpose in doing new albums and yet here’s Hollywood Forever. What changed?

Phil Lewis: “I stuck to my word. We didn’t do the ‘four song EP’ on iTunes and then do another four. I said back then that if we can’t do an album properly then there’s no point in doing it. Fortunately, at the end of last year we got the opportunity to get a deal with Cleopatra. Essentially, they wanted to completely take over the band. Brian (owner of Cleopatra) wanted to manage us. He’s totally committed to the band and this new record. We have a publicist and we’ve already made three videos. This is totally the way to do it. This is the way we used to do it. I’m real happy about that.”

BW: Will the Hollywood Forever tour be part of a package or are you going out on your own?

PL: “They were talking about putting us on the Poison/Def Leppard package, but I really don’t want to do it. I’m not a fan of arena rock and I’d much rather be playing on our shows. We’ll play much longer sets with lots of stuff from the new record.”

BW: But on the Leppard tour, you could have Phil Collen come out a jam on some GIRL songs with you...

PL: “Perhaps, if we were allowed on stage for more than fourteen minutes. We’d play to a mostly empty house to people who know ‘Ballad Of Jayne’ and perhaps ‘Sex Action’. They couldn’t give a fiddle’s fuck about a new L.A. Guns record, so it’s much much better that we do it ourselves. It’ll be more gruelling, but we’ve still got a few more good years in us yet.”

Later after, some banter on Metal Sludge, Phil made the following post:

"I don't like Arena rock Motley crue with exploding drum sets and migets bore me to death, Poison and Bret's muscle dance is an embaresment, Deff L going through the motions and mailing it in every night is pathetic. Most off all I don't like the knuckle heads that go to these 'Concerts' Motley Crue dude!!! Thats fine, the fans don't give a fuck about the music they wanna get drunk and hear the hits and the bands don't care they just want the outrageous easy money there used to getting and get the hell outa dodge ASAP, When was the last time any of those bands did a free after show meet and greet???

My feelings for music and the people that come and see us are a lot mone sincere and I'm prepared to continue to take the harder path and not play a five song set while people are stumbling into the areana screaming for the ballad of Jayne. I think Lita Ford was a good choice and I wish her and all the bands well, I'm delighted we are not doing it but keeping very busy doing our own shows for the rest of the year.

Phil Lewis

This tweet followed:
Jeff Lantry ‏@BoomSlide @NikkiSixx   Phil Lewis talking smack about Motley, must have a new album to promote LOL! #jealousmuch? ... &Itemid=42
Nikki Sixx ‏@NikkiSixx
@BoomSlide   ah, he's a sad lil pumpkin...

Phil Lewis then fired back at Sixx with this:

Nikki Sixx’s Heroin Diaries read: ‘LSD. They all have. Lead Singer Disease.’ Would you say it’s true? Does a singer need that big an ego?

I say Nikki Sixx and his Heroin Diaries are a total fraud, Anyone that was ever addicted to Smack or any opiates knows not to glorify addiction its incredibly irresponsible. It's total crap as well, Nikki may have dabbled a little but him and most of the dinosaur rockstars of that era were doing tons of blow or cocaine. There was very little heroin in LA in the 80s compared to London. Sixx was a teenage millionaire with a very thin grasp on reality. I don't give a fuck what he thinks about me or any singers.

And I do know excatly what I'm talking about what cities had the most drugs coz I did lots in both. But I don't glorify it or complain I was sucked into coz of an unhappy childhood. Teaching people that heroin is cool is reprehensible especially if its a work of fiction.

Oh and if I ever needed another reason to dislike Sixx his version of "Anarchy in the UK" is a good start.

Phil Lewis / LA Guns

Phil is a on and off again regular in the forums under the name Al Snug. Don't get it? Spell it backwards. Will Nikki respond! If he does, we'll let you know what he says. Doesn't look like L.A. Guns will be touring with Motley Crue any time soon, if ever.

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SIXX A.M. release teaser video for ‘Are You With Me’ to help City Of Hope

by on May.14, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

SIXX A.M. release teaser video for ‘Are You With Me’ to help City Of Hope

SIXX: A.M. - bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael - have released a preview for the video for the track 'Are You With Me,' with this statement to help City of Hope:

The band said: "We all know someone who's been affected or touched by the effects of a life threatening illness. City of Hope is a research, treatment and education center working to make these conditions curable and preventable. By donating to City of Hope, you can make a difference and help win the fight against cancer, diabetes, HIV and other diseases. Every donation counts and together we can work to make these life threatening illnesses a thing of the past.

To show our gratitude for your support of City of Hope, we hope you enjoy an exclusive first look preview of our brand new video for 'Are You With Me'. Go to this location for details and to join us in the fight against cancer.

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KISS News: New ‘Monster’ Magazine, ‘Fox 411′ report on the band’s far reaching influence

by on May.09, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

KISS News: New ‘Monster’ Magazine, ‘Fox 411′ report on the band’s far reaching influence

Look out for an upcoming magazine that's sure to be a collectible for anyone in the KISS Army: KISS: MONSTER - The Official Album and Tour Magazine.

Brought to you by FANGORIA, the planet's number one cult film, horror and fantasy culture entertainment magazine, KISS: MONSTER - The Official Album and Tour Magazine is a KISS magazine made by KISS fans for KISS fans. Celebrating the upcoming release of MONSTER, the band’s 20th album and their upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue, this glossy, 72 page collector’s magazine features dozens of rare, new and never before published photographs as well as new interviews with KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, wherein they muse on the past, reflect on the present and look to what lies in store for “the hottest band in the world...KISS!”

You’ll also get a thorough, critical look at the full KISS discography; a preview of MONSTER written by the band; secrets behind THE TOUR; a look at the design of the new KISS costumes as well as their costumes worn through the ages; Gene and Paul remembering classic KISS albums like CREATURES OF THE NIGHT and ALIVE; in-depth retrospective of the delirious KISS TV movie KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK and so much more! Edited by FANGORIA editor-in-chief (and lifelong, card-carrying KISS ARMY member) Chris Alexander, this towering salute to the ever-evolving KISS mythology is one that every self respecting KISS fan MUST have. KISS: MONSTER – The Official Album and Tour Magazine will be on newsstands EVERYWHERE late June and will be available to order through www.KISSONLINE.COM and www.FANGORIA.COM.

Here's a new Fox 411 report on the far reaching influence of KISS. "Kiss' song writing was really a big influence," Motley Crue bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Fox 411. Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, even went as far as to say Kiss "were the Beatles for our generation."

Fellow '70s face-painter Alice Cooper says Kiss remain relevant today, almost four decades after Gene Simmons first unrolled that tongue onstage, because they are "a band that proves themselves over and over again".

However, despite selling over 100 million albums worldwide and accumulating 24 gold records, they have received little critical acclaim and few industry awards. Yahoo! Music reporter Billy Johnson Jr. tells FOX 411 that Kiss' over-the-top stage performances has always had some questioning their authenticity.

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