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IRON MAIDEN Retro-Cloth Figure Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Powerslave'
According to Action Figure Fury, NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has released the details of an IRON MAIDEN retro-cloth figure, to arrive in stores this September for around $30. The Mummy Eddy was created in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic metal masterpiece — IRON MAIDEN's "Powerslave". This eight-inch tall Eddie features a real metal chain that can be connected to the mouth or unhooked for when he breaks free. Mummy Eddie is also going to be coming with an alternate, unwrapped head sculpt that really shows the true beast hiding underneath the bandages. powerslavemummy
MÖTLEY CRÜE Taps Producer JAMES MICHAEL For 'Final Song'
MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its "Final Tour" later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the band had their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner. No mention was made of whether the CRÜE will record a new album to go along with the tour, although the group hinted at the possibility. Speaking to Artisan News at yesterday's (Wednesday, April 23) Revolver Golden Gods event at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, producer James Michael — who sings for MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's SIXX: A.M. project — revealed that he has been tapped to helm what may very well turn out to be the CRÜE's final song. "As we know, the CRÜE is getting ready to hang it up. And we discussed for a while doing a final song," James said (see video below). "And that's a tall order. There was a lot of pressure on us to make sure that we did it right and that we celebrated everything that they were known for. So I think we've done it. I'm actually tracking drums with Tommy [Lee] tomorrow. And it's an outstanding song. I think it's gonna be an absolutely amazing way to go out swinging." During an appearance on the March 3 edition of Eddie Trunk's show "Trunk Nation" on SiriusXM's Hair Nation, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars revealed: "I just wrote a new song with Nikki, and we're gonna be finishing it up, like, within the next couple of months. There'll be a new single [released in time for the upcoming tour]." Sixx in January said that that it's unlikely that the band will release another full-length album of new material and will instead make select tracks available via special projects in order to maximize their impact. "My take on it right now and the way that things work is very much reverted back to the '60s where people buy singles," Mars told Trunk. "I don't want an album full of fillers. And that's why I said I would release [a solo] EP or singles." Sixx told the Rapid City, South Dakota radio station 95.1 KSKY: "We have music written, [but] it's not put together yet." He added: "It's hard, to be honest with you, to spend six [or] nine months to write eleven songs — all those lyrics… everything… the vocals, the guitars, the bass, the sonics, the mixing, the mastering, the artwork… You put it out and nothing [happens], because now people cherry-pick songs. So we go, 'Why don't we write songs and find vehicles to get one, two or four songs to ten million people rather than eleven songs to a hundred thousand people. That's how we're thinking. I don't know if it's right or wrong, but that's how we're thinking." MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2012 released a brand new song called "Sex" to coincide with the launch of the band's North American co-headlining tour with KISS. Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, "Sex" was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of "Saints Of Los Angeles". The song was recorded at MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's studio called The Atrium in Calabasas, California.
Redlight King, Black Stone Cherry, Alice in Chains & More!
Sevendust’s ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires‘ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and No. 19 on the Top 200. Congrats! Redlight King’s “Times Are Hard” video is streaming! The band will also be replacing Skindred on Seether’s current tour. Check out the new Black Stone Cherry track “Never Surrender“. Clips of […]
Saliva, Powerman 5k, Devil You Know & Nothing More.
Saliva’s new compact disc, ‘Rise Up‘, can be streamed on Pandora. ‘Rise Up‘ is out April 29th. Powerman 5000 have released a lyric video for “How To Be a Human“. Devil You Know’s debut album, ‘The Beauty of Destruction‘ is streaming. Check out Nothing More’s “This Is The Time (Ballast)” video! and now, a video.
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles” (Alter Bridge Recordings) – Amazon MP3 Hellyeah – “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” (Eleven Seven) – Amazon MP3 Theory of a Deadman – “Drown” (Roadrunner) – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Blacklite District – ‘Worldwide Controversy‘ (Silent Majority Group) – iTunes
Godsmack, Soundgarden, Kings of Leon &…
The Kings of Leon have announced dates for a summer amphitheater tour. Young The Giant and Kongos will open. Dates @ kingsofleon.com. I miss amphitheater shows… Godsmack have wrapped up the recording process for their new compact disc. YEAH! Duff McKagan will join Guns N’ Roses for the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 23rd […]
Diecast, Miss May I & Rival Sons…
A lyric video for Miss May I’s “Refuse to Believe” is streaming! Check out “Open My Eyes” by Rival Sons… Diecast have some new dates commemorating the 10th anniversary of ‘Tearing Down Your Blue Skies‘. I Am Heresy will open… May 25 – Akron, OH May 27 – Milwaukee, WI May 28 – Appleton, WI […]
Red, Black Stone Cherry & Wes Scantlin…
Thirty seconds of a new Red track titled “Run and Escape“. The track is from the ‘Release the Panic:Recalibrated‘ album which is due April 29th. Poor Wes Scantlin… Black Stone Cherry are streaming the video for “Me and Mary Jane“. The band’s new compact disc, ‘Magic Mountain‘, is due May 6th in the United States… […]
Soundgarden, Damageplan, Candiria & More!
Why Alter Bridge Should Be One of the Biggest Bands in America Preview a new track from Man Made Machine on the YouTube! AC/DC will not retire. Studio time planned for May. Check out a demo of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun“. Previously unreleased Damageplan footage… A free MPEG-2 Audio Layer III of Miss May I […]
Seether!, Big Wreck, Crosses & More…
New Seether single in May! New Seether album in July! RIP Shane Gibson, who was Korn’s touring guitarist from 2007-2010. Big Wreck will release their new compact disc, ‘Ghosts‘, on July 15th in the United States. Canada gets it on June 10th. Will AC/DC retire? The Amity Affliction will release ‘Let the Ocean Take Me‘ […]
Billy Corgan, Joan Jett to Be Honored at Inaugural 'Alternative Press' Music Awards
The 'Revolver Golden Gods' just concluded, but there's another hard rocking awards ceremony on the horizon. Rock magazine 'Alternative Press' will hold their inaugural awards ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Continue reading…
Slipknot's Knotfest Japan 2014 Welcomes Korn and Limp Bizkit
Slipknot had such an enjoyable time playing 2013's Ozzfest in Japan that they took a page out of the book and relocated Knotfest to Japan for 2014. The second staging of the Slipknot-organized event will take place Nov. 15 and 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Tokyo and the first two acts joining Slipknot have been revealed. Continue reading…
Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, the Faceless + More Confirmed for 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour
The annual Summer Slaughter tour has long earned the distinction to call itself "the most extreme tour of the year." Every year, we look forward to learning the lineup for Summer Slaughter, and once again, the news has placed Chelsea grins on our metalhead faces. Continue reading…
Jacoby Shaddix: Papa Roach Working on Their 'Sickest, Most Ill-est' Album Yet
Papa Roach are one of rock's hardest working bands and at present the group is in the early stages of recording their next album. However, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix got a respite from the studio for a night to come out and hang with many of his hard rock brothers and sisters at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony Wednesday (April 24) in Los Angeles. Continue reading…
Lars Ulrich: Metallica Are in 'Fourth Inning' of New Album Process
He was born in Denmark and grew up with a tennis background, but Metallica's Lars Ulrich made a baseball reference when talking about the progress of a new studio album. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ulrich says, "Right now, we're in the fourth inning." Continue reading…
Revolver Golden Gods 2014 Black Carpet: Rockers Praise Axl Rose + Joan Jett [Photo Gallery]
It's the show before the show. The Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet is a who's who of rock and metal's finest talking about the music they love so much before actually going into the event and seeing some of the top performers up close and personal. Continue reading…
Santa Cruz, 'We Are the Ones to Fall' – Video Premiere
Finnish hard rockers Santa Cruz are ready to share a bloody good time with viewers in the form of their 'We Are the Ones to Fall' video and we've got the worldwire premiere on Loudwire! Continue reading…
2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards: The Best + Worst of This Year's Ceremony
Another edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards has come and gone, paying tribute to rock and metal artists who otherwise may never get the media attention deserved. The full 2014 ceremony, which clocked it at around four hours, experienced many ups and downs. Thus, we're recapping the most awesome and not-so-awesome moments from the show. Continue reading…