From the Times Tribune:
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil will plead guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, pay a $1,000 fine and avoid trial on allegations that he poked his ex-girlfriend in a confrontation last March at a Las Vegas resort lounge, his lawyer said Monday.
A more serious misdemeanor charge of battery constituting domestic violence will be dropped against Neil when the 50-year-old rocker enters his plea next Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court, defense attorney David Chesnoff. He said the allegation of physical contact would be dismissed.
“Mr. Neil is sorry he raised his voice,” Chesnoff said.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported Monday that Clark County District Attorney David Roger also confirmed the agreement.
Roger did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
Neil, who lives in Las Vegas, could have faced up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted on each charge.
He was accused of poking the chest of Las Vegas entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs in a casino comedy club March 24, and of cursing and pointing at Jacobs and two friends sitting with her.
Jacobs told the AP she was glad Neil was taking responsibility for his actions.
“I’m glad the story is over and the book is closed,” she said.
Jacobs had told police she received a bruise from the finger-poke, which she said came just weeks she and Neil ended a seven-month relationship. Jacobs has previously given her age to reporters and police as 39 and 45. She declined Monday to correct her age.
The two other people named as victims in the confrontation, Wayne Newton’s sister-in-law and publicist Patricia McCrone, 41, and Las Vegas Sun entertainment columnist John Katsilometes, 45, said they were glad the case was being resolved.
Neil is the front man for a four-member heavy metal band known for bad behavior, hard partying, famous girlfriends and hard-driving hits from the late 1980s like “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood.”
He also owns tattoo shops and two bars in Las Vegas, including one at the Las Vegas Hilton where the Shimmer Cabaret comedy club confrontation took place.
Neil served 10 days in the Clark County jail in February for driving drunk in his black Lamborghini in June 2010 near the Las Vegas Strip. He also was fined $585 and ordered to serve 15 days on house arrest as part of a plea deal that avoided trial in that case.
Tyketto is in the studio working on their next album titled Dig in Deep. The band has created a new video channel on Youtube where they will be posting regular video updates during the recording process.
Check out the first clip below!
German rockers The New Black released their sophomore effort, Better in Black last January without much fanfare. I dig these guys, and I think you will to. Their videos “The King I Was” and “Ballad of Broken Angels are definitely worth another look. Check ‘em out!
Fancy on melodic Power Metal from the United States? Then you will be fan of WIDOW! Founded in 2000 in North Carolina, the band has released three albums: “Midnight Strikes” (2003), “On Fire” (2005) and “Nightlife” (2007). Their new work “Life’s Blood” is the first WIDOW album, which will be released through Pure Steel Records.
Pure Steel Records and WIDOW have just unveiled a special promotional trailer for the new album. Check it out HERE
On the twelve tracks you’ll get a great mixture of fresh heaviness and enthralling melodies. The inclined listener will hit more than a smell of NWoBHM, of course together with some well-known North American Bands, but never forgetting the European origins. Sometimes the guys pound through sublime mid-tempo areas (“Embrace It” and “Behind The Light”), a bit faster they get by twin-guitar-orgies such as “Take Hold Of The Night”, “The Burning Ones” or the last song “The One I Know”. Of course they also offer some calm parts, with the songs “Another Fallen Angel” and “In Dreams”. The production is powerful yet traditional , so you can expect a bold sound, without faceless sterile prodcution.
The clear, very outstanding vocals, which are sometimes a bit emotional too, fits perfect to the majestic twin-guitar-leads, so no follower of this genre will be disappointed! In short: WIDOW is North American Power Metal.
1. Lady Twilight
2. In Dreams
3. Take Hold of the Night
4. Another Fallen Angel
5. Embrace it
6. Behind the Light
7. The Burning Ones
8. Live Beyond
9 Judgment Day
10. I Scream for Ice Queen
12. The one I know
Total Playing Time: 48:12 min
Midnight Strikes (2003)
On Fire (2005)
Drums: Peter Lemieux
Vocals/Bass: John E. Wooten
Guitars: Chris Bennett
RISE AGAINST has now released the official video for their new single “Satellite,” from their most recent album, Endgame. The video, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Foo Fighters, Against Me!, Katy Perry), is dedicated to the loyal fans that have stuck by Rise Against throughout their entire career. The band talked about the idea and inspiration behind the video saying:
“We finished our new video for the song “Satellite” and can’t wait to share with you because, well, it’s about you, our incredible fans! As soon as we started playing this song live this year, it was amazing to see the audience react, come alive, and go nuts. So we thought that this video should be just that, pure and simple. We couldn’t film every single one of you, but we brought a camera crew with us to try to capture a few shows on our last tour. (Thanks for not killing our camera guy in the pit). The video will premiere exclusively at the Rise Against facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated, you rule.”
Pick up a copy of Endgame available on iTunes now!
I am not sure how to classify the Finnish Rock back Leningrad Cowboys. What I can say is, their music is refreshingly different. Check out their new clip, “All We Need is Love” below!
Once known from Aki Kaurismäki’s movies as “the ultimate cult band”, the band’s worldwide respected for their unique live shows. During their 20 plus years, they have performed more than 1000 shows in more than 60 countries. They have produced massive joint concerts with the Red Army Choir, confused audiences at the MTV Music Awards and performed with classical orchestras and played in hundreds of festivals and clubs.
The group has signed an exclusive recording deal with SPV/SPV Recordings, for the World excluding Finland.
Their new studio album “Buena Vodka Social Club” will be released in January 2012 on Lim. Ed. CD, Super Jewel Case and 180g Vinyl LP.
The new album shows a band at the height of their powers and this is their first studio album with original songs since 2000. “Buena Vodka Social Club” is not an ordinary album in any way. It has influences and flavors from many different genres, all mixed into a soup that only this band knows how to cook.
The current line-up consists of:
Ville Tuomi : Lead Vocals
Sakke Järvenpää : Vocals
Varre Vartiainen : Guitar
Pauli Hauta-aho : Guitar
Timo Tolonen : Bass
Sami Järvinen : Drums
Okke Komulainen : Keyboards, Accordion
Tume Uusitalo : Vocals, Guitar
Pemo Ojala : Trumpet, Mitten
Pope Puolitaival : Saxophone
Jay Kortehisto : Trombone
Anna Sainila : Dancer, Vocals
Hanna Moisala : Dancer, Vocals
Live dates are currently being set up to promote the album in European territories late 2011 and early 2012 more shows, covering various territories, are about to follow.
Frank Uhle (SPV General Manager) comments: “It´s a pleasure and honor to have these true rock´n´roll legends teaming up with SPV. I´m fully convinced, together we will bring the guys back on the map again and up to the high rating in the Rock Circus, they deserve.”
Sakke Järvenpää (LENINGRAD COWBOYS mastermind) adds: “We’re extremely happy that we have come together with SPV, they have people who still care about the music and the artists. And it’s also not a bad thing that they like Vodka, too! We’re back with a long term plan, Buena Vodka Social Club is the start. Thank you very many!”