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‘Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal’ documentary creators kick off fundraising campaign

by on Sep.06, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

‘Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal’ documentary creators kick off fundraising campaign

The creators of 'Inside Metal: The Pioneers Of L.A. Hard Rock And Metal' Documentary Film Series, which features the biggest names of '80's Metal, offers Metal fans a chance to be included in these historical movies!

The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene.

Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up at WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion.

This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).

'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.

To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E

Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas Åkerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"

Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.

"Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."

And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!

Inside LA Metal movie poster

To make a donation, go to:
WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM
www.fanbacked.com

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Four By Fate – New band featuring former Frehley’s Comet, W.A.S.P. and Crash Kelly prepping new album and tour

by on Feb.16, 2014, under ROCK NEWS

Four By Fate – New band featuring former Frehley’s Comet, W.A.S.P. and Crash Kelly prepping new album and tour

Vocalist/guitarist Tod Howarth (Frehley's Comet, Cheap Trick), bassist John Regan (Frehley's Comet, Peter Frampton), guitarist Sean Kelly (Crash Kelly, Helix) and drummer Stet Howland (W.A.S.P., Lita Ford) have formed a new band called FOUR BY FATE.

John Reagan posted the following on the official Four By Fate facebook page:

"Hello everyone, John Regan here...First off...THANK YOU ALL for the fantastic "Welcome" you have given "FOUR BY FATE" We are overwhelmed by the support and well wishes you have sent along. I have to state...it feels GREAT to say that I'm in a Band again, especially with these Lads!!! I will be honored to share a Stage and Studio with them. The diversity that Tod, Sean, and Stet bring to the project, is going to make for some seriously interesting Live and Recording collaborations. We are in the building stages of bringing you some of the BEST music from all our respective backgrounds...but just as important...some Killer NEW tunes!

Stop by here often, and pass it along to your friends...we promise to keep you up to date as things start to ramp up quickly. Together with Danny Stanton from Coallier Entertainment, we will hit the ground running in the coming months, and can't wait to see you all soon...So, buckle up for this Rocket Ride...gonna be an Adventure!!!"

The band will also be playing selected Frehley's Comet tracks when the tour commences.

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Latest installment from Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.’s ’30 Years of Thunder’

by on May.26, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Latest installment from Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.’s ’30 Years of Thunder’

Blackie Lawless has posted installment #9 of '30 Years of Thunder', his amazing recollections of W.A.S.P. The latest post includes some awesome memories of the post-'Circus' tour era, where Blackie's head was at the time of the 'Live In the Raw' and 'The Headless Children' album releases and how he played matchmaker between Lita Ford and Chris Holmes. It also includes a story about Tipper Gore and the aftermath of 'Decline of the Western Civilization – part 2'. September 21st, 2012 will mark 30 years since W.A.S.P. played their first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. W.A.S.P. will begin the “30 Years of Thunder” anniversary Tour on that very date starting in the United Kingdom and continue Worldwide!!

This World Tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. have ever created. The two hour show will consist of three parts. A one hour set contain songs from the first four albums. The second set will be a 25 minute shortened version of “The Crimson Idol” complete with the movie accompaniment. A third set will consist of material from the New Studio Album, older material and everything in between. This show will see multiple video screens, pyrotechnics, and elements from the early W.A.S.P. shows and Blackie’s moving microphone stand “Elvis”!

Read installment #9 here: www.waspnation.com and make sure and check out the previous 8 installments if you haven't done so already!

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Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. shares stories of touring with Metallica & Armored Saint, firing early drummer Tony Richards and more in Part 7 of ’30 Years of Thunder’ postings

by on Mar.21, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. shares stories of touring with Metallica & Armored Saint, firing early drummer Tony Richards and more in Part 7 of ’30 Years of Thunder’ postings

Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. has posted part seven of an expected fifteen in the '30 Years of Thunder' series of stories from the beginnings of W.A.S.P. up to today. In part seven, Blackie writes of their record label, Capitol/EMI, demanding the firing of drummer Tony Richards, who was replaced by Steve Riley (now in L.A. Guns). He touches on the early tours of the U.K. and Europe, being banned in Ireland and guitarist Chris Holmes being knocked out by a rump roast. He also talks U.S. tours with Krokus, Kiss, Quiet Riot and Iron Maiden, with one specific three band bill that W.A.S.P. did with Armored Saint and Metallica. There is a great Cliff Burton story involved in that memory, and here comes the PMRC!

On September 21st 1982, W.A.S.P. played their first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

On September 21st 2012 W.A.S.P. will begin the “30 Years of Thunder” anniversary Tour starting in the United Kingdom and continue Worldwide!!

This World Tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. have ever created. The two hour show will consist of three parts. A one hour set contain songs from the first four albums. The second set will be a 25 minute shortened version of “The Crimson Idol” complete with the movie accompaniment. A third set will consist of material from the New Studio Album, older material and everything in between. This show will see multiple video screens, pyrotechnics, and elements from the early W.A.S.P. shows and Blackie’s moving microphone stand “Elvis”!

Blackie's entertaining and enlighted posts, will take you back to the beginnings of W.A.S.P. Read them all at the link below.
Read the latest entry #7, 'The New World Disorder' here: www.waspnation.com
Read all the previous entries here: www.waspnation.com/30yearsofthunder

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Crue News: ‘The Dirt’ deluxe collectors’ edition out November 22nd, Vince Neil pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charges, Nikki Sixx/Blackie Lawless early demo

by on Nov.15, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Crue News: ‘The Dirt’ deluxe collectors’ edition out November 22nd, Vince Neil pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charges, Nikki Sixx/Blackie Lawless early demo

Celebrate thirty years of the world’s most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors’ edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe that was originally released ten years ago. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition.

Ten years ago, Motley Crue's biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band," written with author Neil Strauss, set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A runaway bestseller and genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster is still flying off shelves a decade after its initial publication.

The book takes readers along for the whole wild ride of Motley Crue — the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies include collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.

Now, in time for Motley's 30th anniversary, get the deluxe collector's hardcover edition of the book, complete with a dazzling new effects-laden cover and all-new extra material from the band inside. The collector's edition will be out November 22nd on It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

There was initial plans in 2006 to make the book into a movie, but back in 2008 the Crue was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was "a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip...They are not the right partner." Hopefully we will see a movie version at some point, but no confirmed plans have been reported as of yet. Possibly with the books re-issue, plans will be rekindled.

Motley Crue’s Vince Neil pled guilty yesterday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Las Vegas. He’ll also pay a $1,000 fine in relation to the confrontation with his ex-girlfriend last March. As part of the plea agreement, the more serious charge of battery constituting domestic violence was dropped.

Neil avoided trial on allegations that he poked his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs in a confrontation last March at a Las Vegas resort lounge.

Before Nikki Sixx founded Motley Crue he was in a couple other bands and one of them was a band called Sister. They recorded some demos and after they were done, Blackie Lawless, who was the founder of Sister, kicked Nikki out of the band because he was disappointed with the way the demos turned out. Lizzie Grey who was also in the band left soon after realizing it wasnt Nikki's fault. Thats when him and Nikki formed the band London. This is one of the demos they did called Sweet Dreams.


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