Tonight on Hard Rock Nights we are pleased to have Joey Allen scheduled to chat with us. Joey is one of the guitarists for Warrant, and he’ll talk to us about the band and their new singer Robert Mason.
In addition to that, we’ve got plenty of Warrant songs to play, as well as some classics from Guns N’ Roses, L.A. Guns, and Ted Nugent, forgotten tracks from Judas Priest, Skid Row, and Gary Hoey, and new stuff from Queensrÿche, Joetown, Souls of We, Whitesnake, and Chickenfoot!
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Metallica is using its upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction to stage what drummer Lars Ulrich calls “a sort of family reunion.”
“I don’t think there’s a better time to come together than when it’s about celebration,” Ulrich tells Billboard.com. “I think everybody is proud of their association (with Metallica), so we’re reaching out to everybody who’s been a part of this, both inside the band on and on the periphery of the band over the years. And there’s a big group of people coming to Cleveland for the weekend, so I look forward to seeing a lot of people I haven’t seen for a long time.”
The Metallica guest list for the April 4 induction includes staffers from the band’s previous labels, Megaforce and Elektra, journalists and photographers who have been supportive over the group’s career, producers and musician friends. Metallica also invited founding guitarist Dave Mustaine, who is unable to attend, and former bassists Ron McGovney and Jason Newsted, who will. Newsted is also planning to perform with Metallica during the ceremony. Ray Burton, father of the late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, will accept on behalf of his son.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett says Metallica was inspired to be all-inclusive after it witness Blondie’s acrimonious induction during the 2006 Rock Hall ceremony. “There was so much politics and so much drama,” Hammett recalls, “that we collectively said to each other that if that ever happens and we get inducted…we don’t want any of that, because it kind of really puts a whole bad, sour note on the celebration itself. We said to each other, ‘Let’s celebrate the fact and let’s not turn it into something negative.”
Hammett calls Metallica’s induction “pretty huge,” and both he and Ulrich say they’re pleased the group is being honored while it’s “still a vital band, still somewhat relevant and somewhat active in making records and touring,” according to Hammett. “To be in a position where we are simultaneously being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and putting out a video game (“Guitar Hero: Metallica,” coming out Tuesday), it’s a very, very cool thing.”
“Sometimes,” Ulrich adds, “especially with younger people, one has a tendency to quickly, when accolades come your way, kinda go the cool way and say it doesn’t mean that much, ‘Try me again in 10 years, [i]dahling[/i]…I’d much rather be inducted into the Hall of Fame while I’m still conscious enough to experience and enjoy it and certainly more interested than it being 65 years from now or whenever.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will induct Metallica during the ceremony, which will be broadcast live by Fuse TV. Metallica is taking a break from the European leg of its Death Magnetic tour to attend the ceremony and recently announced a new set of North American dates, starting Sept. 14 in Nashville.
Courtesy of Billboard.com.
John Corabi where are you now?!? The Scream’s debut “Let It Scream” was my first taste of John Corabi’s excellent vocals. In my opinion, “Let It Scream” was way ahead of its time. The CD was released towards the end of the hair metal era, and The Scream was unfortunately lumped in with a bunch of bands that was not nearly as good. Even when playing this CD today, I can’t really consider this hair metal, as it is so much better than that.
Every song on this disc is very good. From the killer opening cut “Outlaw”, to the rocking “Man In The Moon” to the excellent closing cut, “Catch Me if You Can”, there are plenty of songs to rock out to. Even the ballad, “Father, Mother, Son” is a stand out tune.
Listening to “Let It Scream” in 2009, it makes me wonder what would have happened if John Corabi stayed in the band, instead of joining Motley Crue. His vocals on “Let It Scream” are great. The guitar work of Bruce Bouillet is so good, it surprised me that we haven’t heard more from this guy over the years. I have to buy more of RacerX’s stuff so I can hear him play more.
Out of all of the projects and bands that John Corabi has been involved in over the years, The Scream remains my favorite out of all of them. “Let It Scream” is a CD that you should seek out if you can find it.
This disc has been re-released a couple of times and is out of print again. It is a shame as it is a great disc, and definitely worth picking up. You can still find some copies at Amazon.com & Ebay. Happy Hunting!
2. I Believe In Me
3. Man In The Moon
4. Father, Mother, Son
5. Give It Up Listen
6. Never Loved Her
7. Tell Me Why Listen
8. Loves Got A Hold On Me
9. I Don’t Cry Listen
10. Every Inch A Woman
11. You Are All I Need
12. Catch Me If You Can
The Scream is:
John Corabi – Vocals
Walt Woodward III – Drums
Bruce Bouillet – Guitars
John Alderete – Bass
FORMER GUNS N’ ROSES AND CURRENT VELVET REVOLVER BASSIST, DUFF McKAGAN PREMIERES VIDEO FROM LOADED
Duff McKagan’s Loaded have just premiered the video for “Flatline,” the first single from their forthcoming album, Sick. The band features McKagan, the former Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver bassist on vocals and guitar. This clip features the high flying camera work of Director Thomas Mignone, who is know from videos for world acts such as Slipknot, Cradle of Filth and Fall of Troy. The clip premiered on AOL’s Noisecreep metal blog.
Check out the video for “Flatline” here:
Duff McKagan’s Loaded’s new album Sick, will be available in stores and online, April 7th.
Apr. 09 – Crocodile – Seattle, Washington
Apr. 18 – Cannery – Nashville, Tennessee
May 02 – Showbox Market – Seattle, Washington
May 16 – Rock On The Range Festival – Columbus, Ohio
May 17 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, New Jersey
Jun. 03 – Virgin Oil – Helsinki, FIN
Jun. 04 – Teatria Club – Oulu, FIN
Jun. 05 – Sauna Open Air Festival – Tempere, FIN
Jun. 06 – Rock AM Ring Festival – Nurburg, GER
Jun. 07 – Rock IM Ring Festival – Nuremburg, GER
Jun. 10 – Caribana Festival – Crans-Pres-Celigny, SWI
Jun. 12 – Download Festival – Donington, UK
Jun. 14 – Zenith – Munich, GER
Jun. 15 – Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, GER
Jun. 16 – Funkpark AM – Berlin, GER
Jun. 17 – Arena – Prague, CZR
Jun. 20 – Metalway Festival – Zaragoza, SPA
Jun. 21 – Nova Rock Festival – Nicklesdorf, AUT
Jun. 22 – Sportzentrum – Wettingen, GER
Jun. 23 – Palladium – Cologne, GER
Jun. 26 – Idroscalo Festival – Milan, ITA
Jun. 27 – Graspop Festival – Dessel, BEL
Jun. 28 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, NETH