If you’ve been wondering what Ronnie is up to, wonder, no longer: After taking some well-deserved time off after last year’s monster Heaven and Hell world tour, Ronnie will be heading off to the UK in March to begin writing the new Heaven and Hell record with the guys.
Tony Iommi will then travel to LA to reunite with Ronnie, Geezer and Vinny to continue working on the record during April and May.
Then, Ronnie will take a break during the summer to play a few special up close and personal dates for the Dio fans.
The following dates have been scheduled so far:
|DIO Summer 2008|
|5/30/2008||Oslo, Norway||Sentrum Scene|
|5/31/2008||Karmoy, Norway||Kopervik Festival|
|6/2/2008||Malmo, Sweden||KB Halle|
|6/7/2008||Lahti, Finland||Water & Rock Festival|
No U.S. dates scheduled sadly, but the promise of new Sabbath tunes is always a good thing!
Legendary Rocker Sings Unprintable Lyrics, Offers To Sing At Wedding
Perhaps you’ve heard the musical news that Jimmy Kimmel is “f*cking Ben Affleck.” He told the world on his post-Oscars show Sunday in a video available below!
Front and center (and first) in the “We Are the World”-style vocal session contained in the video is legendary rocker Joan Jett, who sings in a loud and proud solo that “you can’t stop this love affair,” then lets loose with a barrage of pelvic thrusts and bleeped lyrics. The video also stars, among others, Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Romijn, Pete Wentz, Macy Gray, Joel and Benji Madden, Lance Bass, Huey Lewis, Meat Loaf, Christina Applegate, Dominic Monaghan, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Josh Groban (possibly the only time Jett and Groban are likely to appear together on a stage) and, of course, Kimmel and Affleck.
The video was created in response to Kimmel’s girlfriend Sarah Silverman’s similar assertion that she was “f*cking Matt Damon,” which as of Sunday had garnered more than 8 million YouTube views, and Jett was one of the first to agree to participate.
“I support all people’s rights to love whomever they choose,” said Jett, who will be releasing a greatest hits album and DVD this August. “If Jimmy and Ben can find lasting happiness together, I’d be glad to sing at their wedding. Good thing Ben’s from Massachusetts.”
In 1993, Asphalt Ballet was pushed by their record label into adapting a more grunge style and look, in order to stay current. Gary Jeffries left the band. He wasn’t interested in the new modern sound or look. New singer Tommy Dean was brought on board, and the band’s second album, Pigs was recorded. The album tanked, but I thought it was kind of cool.
The video below, Angry Youth, is a track off of the Pigs album.
Bullet For My Valentine will make their U.S. network TV debut on Wednesday, February 27 when the group rocks ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band will play the title track of its brand new album, Scream Aim Fire, as well as “Tears Don’t Fail” from the The Poison.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs at 12:05 a.m. ET/11:05 p.m. CT.
The successor to Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood, the self titled album in 1994, is the only Motley Crue disc without Vince Neil on vocals. There are different stories on what happened with Vince Neil. Vince says he got fired, Nikki Sixx says he quit the band. Either way, John Corabi from The Scream joined the band, and provided the vocals for Motley Crue’s sixth studio album.
This album seemed doomed for failure from the very beginning. It was released in 1994, after the fall of hair metal, and this type of music was no longer trendy.
John Corabi’s vocals did add a new dimension to Motley Crue’s music, but it wasn’t enough to help push this disc. This record did chart at # 7 in the United States, but its stay near the top was short lived.
I recall when this album first came out, I was on the side of the fence that could not adjust to John Corabi singing with Motley Crue. Several years later, I have found this CD much more to my liking.
I enjoyed Corabi’s singing in his previous band, The Scream. Today, I enjoy his vocals with Motley Crue as well. His raspy style of vocals, puts a new spin on the Crue’s music, and helps it sound fresh.
There are several strong cuts on this record. Some of my favorite tracks are Hooligan’s Holiday, Smoke the Sky, Poison Apples, and Misundersood.
Why is this CD worth exploring again in 2008? It was a new sound of sorts for Motley Crue. Less hair metal, and more straight forward rock. Corabi is a very good singer, and their are enough good tunes on this disc worthing giving it new spins today.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Power to the Music
2. Uncle Jack
3. Hooligan’s Holiday
6. Poison Apples
8. Til Death Do Us Part
9. Welcome to the Numb
10. Smoke the Sky
11. Droppin’ Like Flies
12. Drift Away
15. Livin’ in the Know
Motley Crue is:
John Corabi – Vocals
Nikki Sixx – Bass
Mick Mars – Guitar
Tommy Lee – Drums