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Former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmates STEVEN ADLER and DUFF MCKAGAN will be presenting the “Riff Lord” award at the REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW.
The fourth annual REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARD SHOW presented by Epiphone® will take place Wednesday, April 11, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the event will be broadcast live in its entirety on Xbox LIVE, as well as on the Xbox and Revolver Facebook pages.
The 2012 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS SHOW will feature one-of-a-kind special performances and collaborations that honor both the past, present and future of heavy music. The night’s hard-rocking musical performances will include sets by MARILYN MANSON (in his first U.S. performance in nearly three years); iconic GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators; EVANESCENCE; SIXX:A.M. featuring Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE, James Michael, acclaimed rock producer and songwriter, and DJ Ashba of GUNS N’ ROSES (in their first performance in almost four years); and 2011 Best New Band Golden God Award winner BLACK VEIL BRIDES, who will perform their only U.S. show of 2012 so far.
Adler, McKagan, Slash, singer Axl Rose and guitarist Izzy Stradlin will all be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month in Cleveland, along with later GUNS N’ ROSES members, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Matt Sorum.
Steven Adler’s new band, simply called ADLER, will be releasing their debut single “The One That You Hated” April 10th on iTunes.
In addition to Steven, ADLER features Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE) on guitar and Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC) on vocals/guitar. The group has been recording its debut album in Los Angeles with producers Jeff Pilson (former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER/TOOTH AND NAIL bassist) and Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, ADRENALINE MOB).
ADLER’s CD will feature guest appearances by ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 and Steven’s former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmate Slash (guitar).
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JOHN 5 is pleased to announce the new release date for his impressive upcoming full-length solo CD/DVD, God Told Me To. The CD/DVD will be released through Rocket Science Ventures and Sony/RED on May 8th, 2012—just days before he heads out to perform with Rob Zombie on their upcoming co-headliner with Megadeth. God Told Me To was recorded and produced by JOHN 5, Chris Baseford (Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee) and Bob Marlette (Sebastian Bach, Black Sabbath) in 2011. The cover art for the album is illustrated by none other than Rob Zombie, who is also tapping JOHN 5 to score the entirety of his upcoming film, ‘The Lords of Salem’.
JOHN 5 doesn’t just play the guitar. His guitar is an extension of his soul and through it his music has become the Frankenstein birth penetrating the ear drums of fans and admirers worldwide. For JOHN 5, the music is not just about playing, but living, breathing, feeling and passion. His impressive resume has seen him work with some of the most renowned musicians in the industry (Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie to name a few), and has cemented his name into the annals of rock history.
The CD portion of the release features ten painstakingly handcrafted pieces transcending multiple styles—an equal combination of acoustic and electronically influenced tracks—each designed to gradually reveal JOHN 5’s innovative interpretation of his instrument. The orchestration of God Told Me To showcases JOHN 5’s ability to master the subtlety of dynamics, thus emphasizing the overall production value of this body of work. God Told Me To stands tall as a stunning, audible cultural experience.
The DVD portion of the release is hosted by retro-style horror-host Mike Odd and takes a look inside the world of JOHN 5 during his terrifying trip into the realm of God Told Me To. The DVD features footage of JOHN 5 in the studio while working on the new album, exclusive videos taken on tour, a peek inside the photo shoot for his 2011 remix album Remixploitation, and more.
“I’m so proud of this record, I’ve put more time into this release than any other! It’s half acoustic and the other half electric with a tribute to Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen with ‘Beat It’,” states JOHN 5. “The DVD shows me actually recording the songs as well as behind the scenes of a “day in the life” of JOHN 5! This album will take you on a musical journey designed to show more diversity in my playing than in the past. Enjoy!”
JOHN 5 continues to branch out, coupling his solo career with his work in Rob Zombie. His five previous solo albums, up to his 2010 release, Art of Malice, continue to break new molds in solo instrumentalist work. JOHN 5 also continues to work in 2012 with other artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and is currently working on new music for Rob Zombie’s upcoming album.
JOHN 5 Performing with ROB ZOMBIE on Co-Headliner with MEGADETH:
5/11 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
5/12 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
5/16 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE
5/18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Deltaplex
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
5/22 La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK @ Fever Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)
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QUEENSRŸCHE, ANTHRAX, DIO, MERCYFUL FATE & more memorabilia part of Rock Gods And Metal Monsters Auction
Backstage Auctions is is presenting the Rock Gods And Metal Monsters Auction, an unprecedented hard rock and heavy metal online auction event. “Almost every item being offered in the auction is “iconic memorabilia” and is easily identifiable to a specific artist or band,” explains Backstage Auctions founder Jacques van Gool.
The auction, which is scheduled to go live on Halloween, features amazing pieces direct from the private collections of:
Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO), Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI), Scott Rockenfield (QUEENSRŸCHE), Kip Winger (WINGER), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Bobby Rondinelli (BLACK SABBATH, AEROSMITH), Andy LaRocque (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Al Jourgensen (MINISTRY) just to name a few. “When we designed the hard rock and heavy metal themed auction, we really tried to build an event that was not only unique but give fans and collectors access to pieces of rock history that were equally rare and one of kind and we have definitely achieved that goal,” says Jacques. The auction catalog features over 50 Gold and Platinum records awards, guitars, stage props, artist stage worn apparel, master recordings, rare concert posters, original artwork, photos and the list goes on and on.
“It’s not an every day event that you can stand behind and grab on to Al Jourgensen‘s infamous “skull and bones” microphone stand which he used extensively on many Ministry shows and rehearsals. The historical relevance of that one piece in the rock community is well documented,” says Jacques.
Equally impressive is the private collection of Concrete Management co-founder, Walter O’Brien which features a jaw dropping collection of RIAA record awards presented to him while managing Pantera and White Zombie. On a more personal level, Sarzo and Bonnet have both offered up vintage “rocker apparel” that they wore on stage, during photo shoots and really cool music videos.
The auction wouldn’t be complete without a few guitars, drum kits, stage props and handwritten lyrics. Amazing pieces that Scott Rockenfield of Queensrÿche, John 5 of Rob Zombie and Kip Winger have pulled out of their personal collections are sure to get quite a bit of activity during the auction.
“While this is a stellar line-up of artists, we are still adding headliners to the event, which is exciting. It will be interesting to see who makes the final cut,” says van Gool.
The event, aptly titled the Rock Gods And Metal Monsters Auction, is a not-to-miss opportunity for fans and collectors around the world to own an authentic piece of one of the most significant genres of music history.
The auction, which will be held on-line at Backstageauctions.com starts on October 31st and will run through November 7th. A special preview of the entire auction catalog will be available to view beginning Sunday, October 24.
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ROB ZOMBIE recently called in to the Dennis Miller Live radio show recently to talk about the upcoming Halloween Hootenanny Tour, and the guys shared some amazing laughs while discussing ALICE COOPER, MURDERDOLLS, random golf trips, living life on a tour bus and Zombie‘s love of film.
Rob Zombie is gearing up to release the special edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 on September 28th. The expanded set features 3 brand new tracks recorded with the current touring line-up: guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D. and drummer Joey Jordison, as well as a documentary shot by all four members while out on tour earlier this year.
HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY w/ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, MURDERDOLLS dates:
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
1 – San Diego, CA – Harrah’s Rincon
2 – Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
4 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
6 – Kansas City, MO – Independence Event Center
7 – St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
8 – Bloomington, IL – U.S. Cellular Coliseum
12 – Binghamton, NY – Broome County Arena
14 – Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
16 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
19 – Roanoke, VA – Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
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ROB ZOMBIE‘s Hellbilly Deluxe II ‘special addition’ is due in stores September 28th. Noisecreep reports that the special edition will be a CD/DVD combo package featuring three new songs, a re-imagining of ‘The Man Who Laughs‘ and the 30-minute tour documentary, Transylvanian Transmissions.
The new cuts feature Rob Zombie backed by guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT/MURDERDOLLS). One of the songs is a cover of the ALICE COOPER classic ‘School’s Out‘, featuring both of the Gruesome Twosome on vocals.
Hellbilly Deluxe II special edition track list:
‘Devil’s Hole Girls and the Big Revolution’
‘Theme For An Angry Red Planet’
‘Mars Needs Women’
‘Everything Is Boring’
‘Death And Destiny Inside The Dream Factory’
‘Cease To Exist’
‘Werewolf Women Of The SS’
‘The Man Who Laughs’
‘Mars Needs Women’
‘School’s Out’ with Alice Cooper
ROB ZOMBIE is currently on tour with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL.
Tue 07/27/10 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Wed 07/28/10 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 07/30/10 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat 07/31/10 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sun 08/01/10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Tue 08/03/10 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Wed 08/04/10 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Fri 08/06/10 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat 08/07/10 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sun 08/08/10 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 08/10/10 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrounds
Wed 08/11/10 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Fri 08/13/10 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Sat 08/14/10 Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
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Rob Zombie has posted on his website that he will head into the studio next week to record several new tracks with his current touring band, which includes guitarist John 5 (ex-MARILYN MANSON), bassist Piggy D. (ex-WEDNESDAY 13) and drummer Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT, MURDERDOLLS).
Rob posted that: “These are some of the fastest, heaviest tracks we have recorded in a long, long time. These songs will available in September.”
Rob recently wrapped up a North American tour with Alice Cooper entitled The Gruesome Twosome Tour. And recently released Hellbilly Deluxe 2 which debuted on Billboard at #8.
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