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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: www.kingsofchaosband.com
Motley Records, Eleven Seven Music and Big Machine Records are all collaborating to release the upcoming country album 'Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Mötley Crüe' on July 9th. The full track listing is below, but some of the covers include: Rascal Flatts doing 'Kickstart My Heart,' Gretchen Wilson on ‘Wild Side’, Big & Rich rocking 'S.O.S.', Leann Rimes covering the cover 'Smokin’ In The Boys Room,' The Mavericks bringing 'Dr. Feelgood' and Brantley Gilbert on ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’.
“We did not make this record for Motley Crue fans, but for country fans who are also rock fans,” said bassist Nikki Sixx in a statement. “I believe that there’s going to be a lot of synergy and excitement for Motley Crue fans hearing different artists covering their favorite songs. People will be surprised how these artists made the songs their own and we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out.
‘Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue’ Track Listing:
1. Rascal Flatts – ‘Kickstart My Heart’
2. Florida Georgia Line – ‘If I Die Tomorrow’
3. Leann Rimes – ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room’
4. Justin Moore – ‘Home Sweet Home’
5. Cassadee Pope with Robin Zander – ‘The Animal in Me’
6. Aaron Lewis – ‘Afraid’
7. Big & Rich – ‘S.O.S’
8. Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen – ‘Without You’
9. Eli Young Band – ‘Don’t Go Away Mad’
10. Lauren Jenkins – ‘Looks That Kill’
11. The Cadillac Three – ‘Live Wire’
12. The Mavericks – ‘Dr. Feelgood’
13. Brantley Gilbert – ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
14. Gretchen Wilson – ‘Wild Side’
15. Darius Rucker – ‘Time for Change’
Drummer Darren Smith of Canadian metal band Warmachine has been named the lead vocalist for Jake E. Lee's new band Red Dragon Cartel, the band led by former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee, according to blabbermouth.net.
The band name Red Dragon Cartel, references the axeman's Japanese roots, also features Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums.
The album was recorded at Las Vegas' The Hideout Studios, which is owned and operated by producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment) and will feature a combination of legendary rock artists and some of the biggest names of new metal. Already recorded are guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), Maria Brink (In This Moment), with many other big names attached to the project.
Cheap Trick records new song without drummer Bun E. Carlos, who says he’s still “a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects”
Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos was recently surprised to be left off a new recording by the band, which also appears to be recorded without his permission. Carlos told billboard.com in an email exchanege, "I'm a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects. Solely as an accommodation to some of the band members, I reluctantly agreed to take a temporary hiatus from touring. The other members have never seriously talked to me about my leaving the band permanently." The song is included in a Christmas album that benefits the Special Olympics.
Carlos (born Bradd Carlson) is an original member of Cheap Trick, having formed the band in 1973 with vocalist Robin Zander, bassist Tom Petersson and guitarist Rick Nielsen. He hasn't toured with the band for about two years, with Daxx Nielsen (Rick's son) filling in. "I'm a full member of Cheap Trick in all respects," he said. "Solely as an accommodation to some of the band members, I reluctantly agreed to take a temporary hiatus from touring. The other members have never seriously talked to me about my leaving the band permanently." During his hiatis, Carlos has founded and played with a band called Candy Golde and he's also a member of Tinted Windows.
The song will be on "A Very Special Christmas - 25 Years," which benefits the Special Olympics. Calos added, "The Special Olympics was as surprised by this as I was...they had no idea I wasn't on the record. And, I don't want them to lose an opportunity to support this great cause because of this. But Tom, Rick, and Robin simply can't make a recording without me and call it Cheap Trick."
A rep confirmed it's "possible" that Carlos may take legal action, but Carlos asserts he's "looking after my interests in Cheap Trick and doing my best to make sure we stand for what is great about rock 'n' roll."
Here's the statement Carlos posted on his website:
Bun E Carlos, Cheap Trick's founding member and longtime drummer joins all Cheap Trick fans in supporting the Special Olympics, but wants all his fans to know that he was not invited to participate in the track attributed to Cheap Trick scheduled to be on the Special Olympics Christmas album. Bun E stated, "There are no Led Zeppelin records without John Bonham and there's no Leave It To Beaver without Jerry Mathers! I remain humbled and grateful for the support of Cheap Trick's fans and please support www.specialolympics.org and their very important initiatives."
Cheap Trick got a scare Sunday night at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest. The stage collapsed while the band was playing, after severe weather moved into the area. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt.
"The stage blew down and collapsed," a statement on the band's website said. "Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine."
Cheap Trick was about 20 minutes into its performance before it was able to get off the stage safely. The band posted a message on its Facebook profile later in the evening, "We are SOOOO lucky! Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine. Cheap Trick hopes that everyone who attended the show is also OK." Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander later added, "Fortunately the band and crew are all lucky to be alive and we'll see you down the road. And all the best to our truck driver Sandy."
This from Matt Perpetua at Rolling Stone.com
Less than a day after surviving a stage collapse at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Ontario, Canada, the members of Cheap Trick and their manager Dave Frey are feeling glad to be alive. "We are so thankful," Frey tells Rolling Stone.
According to Frey, the sudden windstorm that brought down the main stage at the festival came as a surprise. "They said that we should be looking out for a storm but it wasn't really that apparent," he says. "I was actually on stage behind the drummer and I was taking a few pictures right before it happened. The air was still and it was humid and then out of nowhere, this wind hit that was just huge. The local news sources are saying 96 miles per hour, another one said like a hundred and something."
"It just blew everything back, cymbals are flying and everything. And we're just like 'get off the stage!' and then I heard the rivets in the truss just starting to pop. BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! BAP! It was like the Titanic or something, and it just started coming down, the roof fell," he recalls. "It hit our truck, which was parked behind the stage and that kept it about five feet off of the deck, and that gave us room to run. We were running as fast as we could."
As can be seen in some photos and footage from the scene, the audience was in a state of panic. "It was complete pandemonium," says Frey. "It's so unbelievable that with everything that happened, with the crowd, tents flying away and debris flying, with everything going on, there were less than a dozen people at the hospital with mostly minor injuries."
Though Frey and the members of Cheap Trick emerged from the collapse more or less unscathed, their truck driver sustained an injury to his abdomen and a cracked femur, and they lost all of their equipment. "Everything is gone. The gear is crushed and it's soaked, and it's part of an investigation with the police department, the fire department and the Ministry of Labor here," Frey says. "We're trying to get gear set up for our show tomorrow in Buffalo. Do you know where we can rent a five-neck guitar?"
Here's footage from Robin Zander of Cheap Trick after the collapse: