FEATURING MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD,
ANTHRAX, ZAKK WYLDE & MORE
‘The Loudest Boat In The World’ Sails from Miami to Key West and Cozumel
September 22-26 – Onboard Carnival Ecstasy
Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax - three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world – will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises…more bands to be announced soon.
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18 at Noon ET. The event website–www.MotorheadCruise.
Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims, “This will be everything you’ve come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you’ve got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!”
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says, “There never has and never will be another cruise like Motörboat cruise. Come on a thrashing voyage with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy‘s friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a metal concert.”
Scott Ian of Anthrax adds, “Anthrax, Motörhead and Megadeth at sea??? To quote Chief Brody [Jaws], ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat.’”
“It’s truly an honor to partner with one of the most iconic bands in rock music to deliver a one of a kind fan experience for ‘Motorheadbangers’ from around the globe,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.
Motörhead–the world’s biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time–released their mammoth 21st studio album Aftershock in October 2013. Aftershock is one of Motörhead’s best-selling and highest-charting albums in 20 years, debuting at #22 on the Billboard 200. Through tenacity, hard work, and a deep-seated ability to produce an original, face-melting sound, Motörhead–Lemmy Kilmister (bass, vocals), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums)–has become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fanbase that is second to none. www.imotorhead.com
In a career nearing 30 years, heavy metal titans Megadeth have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations. The band’s latest studio album, Super Collider, features vocalist/guitarist/founder Dave Mustaine once again reunited with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover. Released in June 2013, Super Collider debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, Megadeth’s highest chart debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. In April, Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents. The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony. www.megadeth.com
Since the September 2011 release of Worship Music, five-time Grammy-nominated Anthrax has experienced a tremendous comeback. “Classic era” vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the lineup in the spring of 2010, fronting for the band on The Big Four shows across Europe, at NY’s Yankee Stadium and at the SoCal Coachella site. In 2012, Anthrax–Joey Belladonna (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar), Charlie Benante (drums) and Frank Bello (bass)–became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars when its “Got The Time” was chosen by NASA to wake up the Mars Rover. The band is currently writing and demoing new material for the follow up to Worship Music that is expected out late 2014/early 2015. www.anthrax.com
The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment,features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars and nightspots.
The world’s biggest heavy music touring music festival is back and ready to pummel in 2014. The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is announcing this year’s cities and venues next Tuesday, February 18th.
The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL has listened to the fans and promises to answer the prayers of heavy metal crusaders everywhere, assuring the most bold and diverse line-up to date! Tune into www.rockstarmayhemfest.
Tickets for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL go on sale on April 5th.
This year’s odyssey will include four stages of heavy music and 19 bands. Also, look for Freestyle Motocross and a Motorsports exhibition area, as well as many other surprises and attractions.
For more information, keep tuned in to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.
2/27 @ Wynnsong 15 – 1807 Martin Luther King Blvd
THEATRE SHOWTIMES COMING SOON!
2/27@ Carmike 15 – 5501 Atlantic Springs Road
THEATRE SHOWTIMES COMING SOON!
This riveting documentary began as a film heralding this iconic band’s relationship between them and their worldwide cult fan base, when suddenly the film turned into a minute-by-minute behind-the-scenes look into the trial that shook the metal community and performers worldwide. Everything is displayed in this in-depth, behind-the-scenes documentary film for audiences to see— including unreleased legal information, never-before-aired feelings between band members, intense one-on-one interviews and candid footage relating to some of the band’s most memorable, unfortunate, and even distressing moments. The As The Palaces Burn footage features in depth commentary from band members, elite musicians (Slash, Jamey Jasta and the like), management, the legal teams as well as LAMB OF GOD’s devoted fans in America, Israel, India. This is a raw, rare, and authentic look at Lamb Of God that you have never seen.
LAMB OF GOD’s Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to Guest On VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”
Sirius XM Liquid Metal to Run Weeklong Movie Special
“As The Palaces Burn” Film Showings Confirmed in Over 25 Countries
In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m. This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.
In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.
“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to www.asthepalacesburn.com.
New RONNIE JAMES DIO Covers Album “This Is Your Life”
Celebrates the Life and Legacy of a Legend
Available April 1, 2014 via Rhino
This Is Your Life Pays Tribute To The Late Singer With Covers Of
His Greatest Songs From Rainbow, Black Sabbath, And Dio
Features Newly Recorded Tracks From Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor, And Tenacious D, Among Others
To Benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, but his towering voice and legacy live on.
To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (diocancerfund.org). Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.
This Is Your Life will be available from Rhino on April 1, 2014 for a suggested list price of $18.98. A digital version will also be available.
Although the songs featured on the album touch on the different eras of Dio’s career, several spotlight his time with Rainbow, including Metallica’s epic, nine-minute “Ronnie Rising Medley,” which combines the Rainbow songs “A Light In The Black,” “Tarot Woman,” “Stargazer,” and “Kill The King.” Scorpions add a scorching take on “The Temple Of The King” while Motörhead is joined by Biff Byford from Saxon on “Starstruck.” Rob Halford teams with frequent Dio collaborators Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for “The Man On The Silver Mountain.” The final line-up of Dio’s solo band – Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo and Scott Warren – are joined by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) for “Catch The Rainbow,” a track from Rainbow’s 1975 debut.
Anthrax and Adrenaline Mob honor Dio’s memorable stint with Black Sabbath with their takes on “Neon Knights” and “The Mob Rules” respectively, as does a group, led by Oni Logan on vocals along with Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, which performs “I” from Dehumanizer.
This Is Your Life also includes songs from Dio’s back-to-back platinum albums Holy Diver (1983) and The Last In Line (1984), with Doro’s take on “Egypt (The Chains Are On)”, Halestorm tackling “Straight Through The Heart,” Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot) covering the classic “Rainbow In The Dark” and Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) putting their signature spin on “The Last In Line.” Killswitch Engage’s cover of “Holy Diver,” a hit in its own right when released in 2006, is also included here.
Fittingly, Ronnie James Dio provides the finale (and the album’s title) with his moving performance of “This Is Your Life.” Originally released on Angry Machines (1996), the song’s lyrics explore mortality and are backed by a stark and beautiful arrangement that features Dio accompanied only by his longtime keyboardist Scott Warren on piano. The song serves as a poignant reminder that we will never hear a voice like Dio’s again.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.
RONNIE JAMES DIO: This Is Your Life Track Listing:
* Previously unreleased
About The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization which has already raised more than $600,000 in its short history. Monies raised to date have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research and the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life.
SAXON Frontman Biff Byford to Appear on VH1 Classic’s THAT METAL SHOW this Saturday, February 8th!
“Unplugged and Strung Up” – #52 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart in First Week – New Album of Alternative Takes on Classic Favorites is in Stores Now via UDR Music
British heavy metal legends SAXON are pleased to announce that lead singer Biff Byford will appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this Saturday, February 8th. Biff will be calling into the show from the U.K. as the episode’s Skype guest as the band prepares for new projects. That Metal Show airs on Saturday at 11:00PM Eastern time. To learn more, visit the show’s website here.
SAXON has kept busy between now and the release of their new album Unplugged and Strung Up. Drummer Nigel Glockler made exciting appearances at last weekend’s NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA at Paiste and Remo signings. Nigel shared the panel with drummers Dave Lombardo and Danny Carey, amongst others. See below for a few photos of Nigel with fellow musicians at NAMM.
Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Dean Schachtel (UDR USA Product Manager) and Nigel Glockler
Daru Jones, Danny Carey (Tool) and Nigel Glockler at the Paiste signing at NAMM
Nigel Glockler at the Paiste signing at NAMM
SAXON’s new album Unplugged and Strung Up, a full-length release of fresh twists on classic tracks, debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as #89 on the Top Rock chart in its first week of release! Buy your copy today – available in digipack version - here via Amazon.
SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase the digipack version of the release which will include 2002′s storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as ‘Motorcycle Man’, ‘Strong Arm of the Law’ and ‘Dallas 1pm‘, it is a quintessential part of any collection.
- CD Jewel Case
- Double Vinyl Gatefold LP
- Digital Download
- Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package
As mentioned above, Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co. re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ and ‘Crusader’ by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. ‘Frozen Rainbow’ from the band’s 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, whilst ‘Red Star Falling’ soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestrally-arranged dovetail.
Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of this Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT and will appear on CBS This Morning TOMORROW MORNING.
With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts. “But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue.”
The Dodge brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?”
Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing,”Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”
As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.” Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”
The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt’ is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.
Bay Area Thrash Legends EXODUS Announce Upcoming ROCK ON THE RANGE 2014 Performance
EXODUS Promises to Bring True, Blistering Heavy Metal to Columbus, OH on May 17, 2014
America’s premier rock festival, ROCK ON THE RANGE, will bring the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock and many more to Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 16, 17 & 18. To guarantee that festival-goers will experience true, blistering heavy metal during this monumental weekend, Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS are confirmed to bring on the brutality, Saturday, May 17th!
Gary Holt states, “EXODUS is super fired up to announce our participation in the year’s ROCK ON THE RANGE! It’s our honor to share the stage with so many amazing artists and we will do our best to see to it that shit hits the proverbial fan when we take the stage!”
Additional bands performing at ROCK ON THE RANGE are Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motörhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.
Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/
The full ROTR 2014 Line-Up:
Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motörhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Bring Me The Horizon, Theory of a Deadman, Down, Black Stone Cherry, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Pop Evil, Of Mice & Men, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Gojira, Suicidal Tendencies, The Pretty Reckless, We Came as Romans, Fuel, Redlight King, Miss May I, Reignwolf, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, Rev Theory, Skindred, Kyng, Fozzy, Heaven’s Basement, Butcher Babies, Nothing More, Exodus, King 810, Devour the Day, We As Human, We Are Harlot, Kvelertak, Jim Breuer Band, One OK Rock, Twelve Foot Ninja, Avatar, WERM, Monster Truck, Wilson, Crobot and Truckfighters with comedians Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine & more.
When it comes to thrash metal, Bay Area thrashers EXODUS epitomize, define, raise the bar and have the genre on lockdown. EXODUS is one of the true forefathers of thrash, hailing an illustrious career spanning 34 years. Their 1984 breakout debut, Bonded By Blood, is a stonewall genre classic featuring cranium-crunching standards such as ‘”A Lesson In Violence”, “Strike Of The Beast” and more. Formed in 1980 with original members Kirk Hammett (guitar), Tim Agnello (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums), Carlton Melson (bass), the line-up has evolved through numerous changes before coming to their current status. EXODUS are: Gary Holt (guitar), Lee Altus (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums), Jack Gibson (bass), and Rob Dukes (vocals). To date, EXODUS has released ten studio albums, two live albums and one compilation, including their most recent release of 2010′s Exhibit B: The Human Condition via Nuclear Blast Records. EXODUS has sold over 5 Million albums worldwide. EXODUS recently broke ground on their brand of blistering new material, set for tentative release later in 2014.
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