Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is going to spend more time in rehab.
A court commissioner in Los Angeles agreed Friday to place Adler in a state-sanctioned drug rehabilitation program and keep Adler out of prison.
Adler’s court appearance came a day after TV audiences watched him graduate from a drug-treatment program that is the focus of VH1’s show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
Adler missed a court appearance last week, but told the court on Friday that he had been in another rehab program that he completed just earlier in the day.
Los Angeles police arrested the rocker in July. He was charged with felony drug possession and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs. Adler will remain on probation while he tries to complete the state program.
Bravewords.com correspondent Deb Rao recently spoke with RHINO BUCKET / KIX guitarist Brian Forsythe. The interview appears below
Q: Brian, Rhino Bucket have placed a track in the upcoming Darren Aronofsky feature, The Wrestler. The movie stars Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei, both nominated for a Golden Globe, as well as Bruce Springsteen for Best Original Song, ‘The Wrestler’. How did this come into fruition?
Forsythe: “That’s news to me, I didn’t even know about this. Awesome!”
Q: Rhino Bucket is currently putting the finishing touches on your upcoming release, Taking The Fifth on Acetate Records. Tell us about the writing process for this album. Over how long a time period did it take to record the album?
Forsythe: “Taking The Fifth is just the working title. We’re still trying to come up with something better. We all contribute. Each individual song is someone’s initial idea, then we all put our own spin on it and it turns into a Rhino Bucket song. We wrote most of the songs during the fall of 2007 in a Winnebago driving around the country. This record took a lot longer to record than we had planned. One of the reasons is because we were still running off on the weekends to play gigs all around the country and then coming home to record during the week. The mixing is a whole other can of worms.”
Q: In your opinion, how does this compare to previous Rhino Bucket releases?
Forsythe: “It’s the best one yet!”
Q: What does the title, Taking The Fifth denote to you?
Forsythe: “That was George’s idea and we have since decided to change it to something else.”
You can read the rest of the interview at http://www.bravewords.com/news/103212
Nick Perri has posted the following update on his blog:
I’ll never forget the phone call between Brent Smith and myself last year. He offered me an incredible opportunity – one that I am grateful for, one that I have never taken for granted, and one that I will always cherish. The truth is however, after 10 months something inside of me just doesn’t feel right. This is a personal matter and has NOTHING to do with the band, our amazing crew, or inspiring team of In De Goot management, and Atlantic Records. They have ALL made me feel welcome, and for that I thank them. Truth be told, I gave this my BEST shot. I have never done anything half way, and SHINEDOWN is no exception. It is my belief that the band is on a path towards greatness and no one can change or stop that. It is one though, that I will not be traveling. I have decided to leave the band, and make my own path. Respectfully, I will bow out at the end of this year, and I wish them nothing but the best in their collective quest to make great music, and bring it to the world. I have loved these guys since the day we met 6 plus years ago, and I will love them till the end. I thank all of you, the fans – without whom NONE of our lives would be the same – for all of the love and support you showed me in joining last year. You made me feel welcome, and I appreciate that more than I could put into words. Please know how much you mean to everyone involved in SHINEDOWN, and how much you mean to me, personally. On a final note I wanted to thank my brothers – Brent, Barry, Zach, and Eric. You guys are the best musicians I’ve ever known, and are inspiring both onstage and off. I know your all heart, and that’s what makes the difference. My best wishes go out to you, and your families, and I thank you with all the love in my heart for the last year. It was unforgettable.
Two years ago, many folks around the Grand Strand were thrilled about Hard Rock Park. Now, no one seems to want it.
The theme park couldn’t find a qualified bidder at its bankruptcy auction Thursday. The question now – what happens next?
The sign in front of the property still says the park will reopen in 2009. Local officials said that’s highly unlikely.
A Florida company, PARC Management, is interested in running Hard Rock Park but not buying it.
When the company asked local governments if they might be interested in investing in the bankrupt park, the idea went down like a Led Zeppelin.
“Horry County government is not in the amusement park business,” said Horry County council chairman Liz Gilland.
Horry County Attorney John Weaver sees a couple of potential outcomes:
The Chapter 11 reorganization could revert to Chapter 7, which would mean selling off the park’s assets. But he says that’s unlikely because it would be expensive for a buyer to dismantle the rides and move them.
Or, the bankruptcy court could dismiss the case and it would end up in common pleas court. The mortgage holders would repossess the property and sell off what they could.
Or there’s still a chance a buyer could appear at the last minute, and reopen the park. They might be able to get government help through tax credits or job training programs.
“There are some statutory assistance that they should be eligible for,” said Hugh Owens of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.
What no one wants is for the park to become an eyesore. Chamber of Commerce and government leaders said, what’s holding things back is how much it would take to turn the park around.
“Hard Rock Park is either going to become a positive or a negative and we’ve all got high hopes that it’s going to be a strong positive and it can, but it’s going to take a lot of money,” Gilland said.
The park declared bankruptcy in September, just five months after it opened.
Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have lined up the following headline dates (support TBA):
29 – Firewater – Dallas, TX
1 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
2 – Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
4 – Scout Bar – Beaumont, TX
6 – The Bottling – Company Hattiesburg, MS
7 – Fire – Jackson, MS
9 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
12 – The Rock – Maplewood, MN
20 – Piere’s Entertainment Center – Ft. Wayne, IN
21 – Benton Civic Center – Benton, IL
The band, along with FAKTION, will support HINDER on January 31st at Wild West in Lubbock, Texas.
HRH: I haven’t posted too many of the Answer’s updates from their blog, but this one was too cool not to share!
After L.A. we got onboard the rock’n’roll train to phoenix, Arizona.It was agreat show and when we came off stage we were greeted by someone who looked familiar and said to us,”guys that was great but you’re just getting started you need to go out there and do another hr!I’ve got another gig across the street for you if your not done yet?’,it was Alice Cooper!We’re not worthy!we talked to Alice about rock’n’roll and golf,he’s playing off 4 but at this point in time is playing alittle better than that.After the show he invited us over to Cooperstown for a few drinks.It sure was fun hanging out with Alice and next time we are hitting the course!Thanks to Alice,Danny and Ralph for taking care of us!
The next show was in san Antonio and we got to meet up with our old friends the Gaults.When you go to sxsw festival in Austin texas most of the bands stay with a family in the area and the Gaults became our surrogate family during our stay!It was great to see them and hang out in Austin for a aday or 2.On our day off in Austin we did an interview and photo shoot for French magazine rockhard and spent some time on 6th street.Its quite a different atmosphere at this time of year compared to sxsw time,alittle more relaxed.After a day off we rolled out to Houston.I cant remember much about Houston other than watching “for those about to rock” from the side of the stage and the cannons not being as loud as I was expecting,I must be going deaf,they usually take your head off!Maybe my earplugs have started working.
We had a long drive to Athens Georgia ahead of us after Houston.Tiger woods golf and flight of the conchords helped us along the way.Athens is the home of rem,drivin’n’cryin and our tour manger trey.And who did we bump into in little italy but Michael stipe,he was sat in the corner……..well maybe not but mike mills came to the show a few days later.We had dinner in a great sushi bar,shots at the 40watt and few other bars.We had a dc show in Atlanta,agreat rock’n’roll town and a great audience to play to,looking forward to going back.The we had our 1st headlining show of the tour in Athens Georgia.We had hoped to do more but it didn’t work out with all the long drives we have been doing.We have only been doing 30mins a night with acdc so there were a lot of songs we hadn’t played in a while and some new ones we have yet to play to an audience.We went into a local rehearsal room,nuci’s space,in the morning to blow the dust off some songs.Then we loaded into the 40watt.It was more like the sort of gig we are used to back home.Our set was abit longer and we played come follow me,
Never too late,
On and on,
Under the sky,
Encore-Dead of the night
It was good to be playing alonger set and after playing arenas for a few months we had almost forgotten what it was like to play a show but after a few tunes we were tearing it up like usual!After the show we indulged in double shots of patron and thin lizzies!!Thanks to the dumps and pride parade for supporting and rocking out.Look forward to seeing you guys again.Big thanks to ,nuci’s space,Rick,barrie and all at the 4owatt for making it happen.And clay enough with that george jones stuff you better know the chords to sin city next time we’re back,that’s all im saying!!
When you live on a tour bus one thing I’ve noticed is that your perception of time goes right out the window and so it goes we played charlotte yesterday and I’ll be damned if I didn’t get up at 5pm and go onstage at 7.30pm,we still rocked though!!I guess you become conditioned to put everything into that 30mins everynight and the day revolves around that whether you realise it or not,I guess dave lee roth was right!
And today here we are in jackson,no sign of any gin-soaked barroom queens unfortunately.We are beside the beach and its as warm as an irish summer,I hope its snowing when I go home!!!!Anyway we have 2 more shows to go,1 in fort lauderdale and one in tampa,then we will fly home for xmas!!!I guess we are just about ready to go home for a few days though Im sure im gonna wake up in the middle of the night,grab my guitar and wonder what time we are onstage and think damn im at home!!But sure we will be back to do it all over again in january!!If I don’t put anymore blogs before I go home I would just like to say Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to everyone!Thanks for all your support and looking forward to seein all our friends old and new next year and playing everyday demons for y’all!
For you Van Halen fans that can’t get enough of “Diamond Dave”, check out the following link!
A Blood Storm has been forecast to blanket the entire metal planet through the holiday season with no relief in sight.
Sacred Oath is making an unmastered mp3 of the song from their brand new album freely available at www.sacredoath.net in celebration of their redesigned website.
The new self-titled album from Sacred Oath contains 14 songs, including Blood Storm, Paradise Lost, Scourge of Sin, Buried Alive, and is expected to see a late-spring 2009 release date.
The album was produced by lead singer/guitarist Rob Thorne and features the current lineup that appeared on the critically-acclaimed live album ‘Till Death Do Us Part (2008 Angel Thorne Music).
The website has been redesigned by Ioannis and his company Vivid Images Creative to support the anticipated release of the new CD. Ioannis has also painted the cover art for the album, which fans can preview on the new site as well.
Photography for the CD, site , and general publicity use was done by Mark Weiss.
Sacred Oath is recognized for pioneering the power metal genre with their cult-classic release “A Crystal Vision” (1987 Mercenary Records).
The band broke apart for almost seventeen years, but reformed with the triumphant “Darkness Visible” CD (2007 Sentinel Steel) and followed that release with a live album recorded at the first date of their European tour (Keep It True Festival, Germany).
The Chelsea Smiles, a rock n roll/glam band formed in 2004 featuring guitarist Todd Youth, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Karl Rockfist Rosqvist, are pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide licensing deal with DR2 Records to release their upcoming cd. The, as of yet, untitled release will be coming out in early 2009. The Chelsea Smiles have toured with rock legends Social Distortion, The Backyard Babies and The New York Dolls.
Jim Morewood at E.G.O. will be handling all overseas booking.
The band has recently been recording with Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, OK Go,). In between recording, guitarist Todd Youth has been touring with country music star Glen Campbell.
Commented manager Jon Nelson / DevCo Entertainment, LLC We are extremely excited to be working with everyone at DR2 Records. I have previously worked with them on some other releases and they are willing to put the time and effort into breaking bands. They are hard working and get results. It will be great to see what they do with The Chelsea Smiles!
Fan shot footage of their song Action Coming Down can be found here:
The Chelsea Smiles have lined up the following shows in support of the upcoming release:
Jan 5 Viper Room Hollywood, CA
Jan 8 Annies Social Club San Francisco, CA
Jan 9 Spikes Rosemead, CA
Jan 10 Punk Rock Social Long Beach, CA
Mar 20 The Park Peterborough, UK
Mar 21 Rock City Nottingham, UK
Mar 22 Academy 2 Birmingham, UK
Mar 23 Waterfront Norwich, UK
Mar 24 Academy Bristol, UK
Mar 25 Sugarmill Stoke-On-Trent, UK
Mar 26 Club Academy Manchester, UK
Mar 27 The Assembly Leamington Spa, UK
Mar 28 Cockpit Leeds, UK
Mar 29 Corporation Sheffield, UK
Mar 31 Academy Newcastle, UK
Apr 01 Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
Apr 02 Brook Southampton, UK
Apr 03 Electric Ballroom London, UK
All UK dates will serve as support for Wednesday 13
Wow! What is happening over in Ireland?! There has been some seriously cool hard rock acts coming out of there as of late. The Answer, Glyder, Million Dollar Reload and now Jaded Sun are amongst the pack of new rock bands that are on knocking on the door of success.
The first song I heard from this Irish five piece, was their tune “Hey You” (see the video below). I liked the song and video quite a bit, so I immediately sought out this CD.
There is no question that “Hey You” is a good tune, but it is far from the best song on this disc.
“Gypsy Trip” has a real 70’s classic rock vibe. Singer John Maher reminds me a lot of a young Paul Rodgers. I love his vocals on this disc. Jaded Sun not only has a great vocalist, but also excellent musicians. Seann Gosker and Eorann Stafford serve up some wickedly delightful six string action.
Gavan Murry serves up an almost tribal drum beat to get the tune “Breaking Free” started. This is a hard driving tune with a killer upbeat rhythm. In my opinion, they couldn’t have started off “Gypsy Trip” any better than this.
“Crazyman” has some killer slide guitar and excellent blues harp action. I love the groove of this catchy tune.
One of my absolute favorites on this disc is the tune “Can’t Stop”. This tune has a cool blend of piano, slide guitar and catchy lyrics. This rocking tune is type of stadium anthem that ought to help make “Jaded Sun” famous.
“Positive” is an upbeat bluesy foot stomper with a cool lead guitar/slide guitar duo in the middle of the tune.
“She’s Got Class” has a cool Aerosmith-like groove to it. This is the best album closing song that I have heard all year!
Jaded Sun has a superb debut record on their hands. No classic rock fan should be without this disc.
Jaded Sun is:
John Maher – Vocals
Sean Gosker – Guitar
Eorann Stafford – Guitar
Damien Kelly – Bass
Gavan Murry – Drums
Having ten studio albums, numerous European & Japanese tours and also festival appearances around the world, the Karlsruhe hard rock institution PINK CREAM 69 remains to be firmly established in the twenty-first year of their existence.
After a storming performance of the band at last year’s cult open air “Das Fest” in Karlsuhe PINK CREAM 69 will play a show at the “Festhalle” in Durlach on January 24th, 2009. At the first PINK CREAM 69 headliner show on domestic ground since 2004 it is a matter of a very special night:
The band will record the show in their hometown to use it for their double dvd with the working title “The Past & The Present”. The show in Karlsruhe is said to be the centerpiece of a very special release which will additionally contain the legendary “Size It Up – Live In Japan” recording as well as live material, documentations and all videoclips.
PINK CREAM 69 prepares for a very special set in their hometown which will consider all highlights of the long-term band history and some tracks of the current “In10Sity” album.