On December 20, SIN CITY SINNERS — which consists of Brent Muscat (formerly of FASTER PUSSYCAT), Todd Kerns (AGE OF ELECTRIC), D (MARKY RAMONE BAND), and Rob Cournoyer (RAGING SLAB) — will begin a series of concerts at Ovation inside the Green Valley Ranch hotel in Las Vegas. The first show is a holiday party and will feature guest performances from Jerry Dixon (WARRANT), Ron Keel (KEEL), Jimmy Crespo (AEROSMITH), Kyle Kyle (BANG TANGO) and Mike Szuter (PAUL GILBERT, BLUE MAN GROUP). The band will then welcome Mark Kendall of GREAT WHITE on December 27 and Bruce Kulick, formerly of KISS, on January 3.
SIN CITY SINNERS can be seen live in Las Vegas four nights a week.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/scsinners
Apparantly the rumors of Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine taking part in Gigantour were just that after all…
Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has shot down rumors that Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine are in talks to take part in next year’s North American Gigantour — the acclaimed traveling heavy music festival launched by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine.
Posting in the “Forums” section of the band’s official web site in a thread where fans were discussing the above-mentioned rumor, Drover simply wrote “No” in response to the online chatter.
No official announcement has yet been made regarding the lineup of the fourth edition of Gigantour, which will once again feature MEGADETH in the headlining slot.
AceFrehley.com has been officially launched, here is “Space” Ace’s introductory message
I’m happy to say that I finally got a good internet connection up here on Jendell and can now present to you my official website- AceFrehley.com! Thanks for your patience and support over the years… it’s meant everything to me.
Now, let’s ROCK!! AceFrehley.com is going to provide a link between us & be something unique & different from the “usual” website. What you will see is exclusive pictures & video clips from my archives, news, tour dates & appearances announced here first, and a chance for you to be a part of this website by sending me your photos & questions. I’ll be emailing all my members very cool “extra stuff,” so don’t forget to sign up! And despite the rumors, you’ll be hearing my new cd real soon… Stay Tuned. I hope you have as much fun on AceFrehley.com as I’ve had putting it together…
You can catch me this weekend on VH1 Classic’s THAT METAL SHOW hosted by my friend Eddie Trunk. I’m told that it premieres this Saturday night Dec. 20th at 11pm. It’s suppose to repeat several times in the upcoming weeks. VH1 Classic was cool enough to send me all the times it’s gonna repeat. Check it out the Getaway page!!!
IMPELLITTERI will release its long-awaited new album, “Wicked Maiden”, in Japan on January 21, 2009 via Victor Entertainment. The CD, which had the working title of “Good and Evil”, was mixed in Vancouver, British Columbia with Greg Reely (DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, etc.) and is “by far the most amazing recording I have been involved with,” according to IMPELLITTERI mainman/guitarist Chris Impellitteri. “It is filled with amazing riffs, fast shredding solos, screaming vocals, and, of course, a brutal rhythm section.”
He added, “The goal of this record was to make a historic album that will rival ‘Van Halen 1’, OZZY’s ‘Blizzard of Oz’, PANTERA’s ‘Cowboys from Hell’, YNGWIE’s ‘Rising Force’, METALLICA’s ‘Master of Puppets’, and even new artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM and AVENGED SEVENFOLD.”
“Wicked Maiden” marks the return to IMPELLITTERI of the band’s former singer Rob Rock.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Wicked Maiden
02. Last Of A Dying Breed
04. Garden Of Eden
05. The Vision
06. Eyes Of An Angel
07. No More School
08. Wonderful Life
09. Holy Man
10. Battle Rages
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Ex-GUNS N’ ROSES Guitarist Buckethead has surfaced with the band SCIENCE FAXTION, also featuring bassist/vocalist Bootsy Collins and vocalist/producer Greg Hampton. The debut album, Living On Another Frequency, is out now in North America and will be released in Europe on January 26th. The tracklist is as follows: ‘Sci-Fax Theme’, ‘Lookin’ For Eden’, ‘At Any Cost’, ‘Chaos In Motion’, ‘Famous’, ‘L.O.A.F.’, ‘Gone Tomorrow’, ‘Life-IS IN-DeLiver’, ‘Take You Down’, ‘What It Is’, ‘Fatally Flawed Flesh’, ‘I See Rockets’, ‘Zion Planet 10’.
Audio samples are available at this location. The band’s official bio is available below:
Whenever bass legend Bootsy Collins and guitar shredder extraordinaire Buckethead get together, it’s a given that new sonic ground will be broken. And this certainly proves to be the case on their latest project, Science Faxtion, which will be issuing their debut full-length, ‘Living on Another Frequency,’ via Mascot Records (distributed by Sony MRI). Also included is singer/guitarist/producer Greg Hampton, and longtime Bootsy/Buckethead ally Brain on drums, as well as contributions by Chris Collier and Bootsy himself on drums.
“Originally, it was Bootsy,” explains Hampton, when asked to retrace the moment Science Faxtion was hatched. “We were going to be referencing more of his old-school and historical funk elements, that we all grew up with. Then he had the epiphany of us doing a group project – having me sing and play guitar, and bringing in Buckethead and Brain. We had a few different guys get involved – but that was primarily the core of the record. DJ Botieus – he does a lot of programming, he’s definitely a secret weapon.”
Immediately, there was a chemistry between the band members that was unmistakable. “One thing lead to another, and then Buckethead, Bootsy, and I wrote the songs. There’s twelve songs on the record, and the thirteenth is more of a ‘musical theme,’ with no vocals – it’s a dialogue piece. Seven of the songs I’m singing the lead vocals on, some songs Bootsy and I share some of the vocals, and then there are other songs where Bootsy sings. As far as musically, it grooves, but it’s definitely a serious rock record.”
And when Hampton says the album grooves and rocks, he’s not kidding, as evidenced by the album’s lead-off single, ‘Looking for Eden’.
“‘Looking for Eden’ was really the first song we had written – it just grooved. It’s like Audioslave meets Nine Inch Nails 2009. It has some dialogue with Bootsy and it has Bootsy singing the bridge. And Buckethead plays the most amazing lead parts on that song. The whole song has everything you need from a great rock song. The hook in the lyric and the vocal, great singing, but amazing guitar parts throughout it. Buckethead absolutely shreds on it, but he plays some really tasteful stuff.”
Other standouts include “Life is in Deliver” (“Buckethead plays a crazy solo on it at the end – it’s a real chuggin’ song”),”What It Is” (which features a special guest appearance from Public Enemy’s Chuck D), and “I See Rockets” (a track which Hampton compares Buckethead’s playing to the great Jimi Hendrix), among others.
Metallica has finally confirmed “the worst-kept secret in rock’n’roll” and unveiled details of the upcoming “Guitar Hero” game devoted to the band.
According to Metallica’s Web site, the game “allows you to play as us in either single instrument or band career game modes” and will likely be released in the first half of next year.
Adding to the atmosphere will be famous setting associated with the band’s career, including Moscow’s Tushino Airfield, the site of the 1991 Monsters of Rock concert, and “new venues with in-the-round staging.”
There will be 28 Metallica songs in all, although the full list has not yet been announced. Songs from Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Slayer, Machine Head and Queen can also be played.
Lastly, in a feature sure to thrill Lars Ulrich devotees, “Guitar Hero: Metallica” will boast an “expert” difficulty level that employs two bass drum kick pedals. The Metallica edition follows an Aerosmith-dedicated “Guitar Hero,” which was released in June.
Saliva is back with their first new album in almost two years, “Cinco Diablo”. I liked Saliva’s last album, “Blood Stained Love Story” even though it wasn’t well received by the masses. Their last album saw the band moving away from their nu-metal sound into a more mainstream approach. With Cinco Diablo, Saliva continues to spread their wings with an album that blends hard rock, metal and pop. At times some songs feel like like past Saliva tunes, and other songs show the band moving into a different direction once more.
“Family Reunion” is the first single released to radio. If you are familiar with Saliva’s past work, this song will feel somewhat familiar. If you have heard their songs “Click Click Boom” and “Ladies and Gentleman” you will probably like the familiar “BOOM” in the lyrics. It is a good opening song for this disc, even though the lyric is getting a little tired and over used in my opinion.
“My Own Worst Enemy” is a mid tempo hard rocking song that adds a layer of industrial sounding keyboard in the background of the tune. The more I listen to this song, the more I like it.
“Best of Me” keeps the heavy rock going. This is a pretty good rocker that ought to be Saliva’s next single. This is my favorite cut on “Cinco Diablo” so far.
With three hard tunes in a row, Saliva smartly breaks up the pace with “How Could You” . This is a tune that will likely have radio appeal for fans of bands like Nickelback and 3 Doors Down. It has a few hard guitar parts, but is light enough that is could find its way onto pop rock radio.
The hard rock continues with “Hunt You Down”. This tune has a beat that reminds me a little bit of older Nine Inch Nails material. I like the old NIN stuff, so I though that was kind of cool. This is a good song that Saliva needs to make one of their concert staples.
“Judgment Day” has grungy guitars and occasional harmonics that are reminiscent of the songs Alice in Chains was doing in the 90’s. I think there are some cool guitar parts in this song, but I don’t think there is enough to really set this tune apart from a lot of the other mainstream radio tunes. This song needs something to push it over the edge, but it never quite gets there.
‘Forever And A Day” is the closest thing to a power ballad that you will hear from Saliva. This is another really good song that has major hit potential.
“I’m Coming Back” feels like a filler tune to me. I am sure that isn’t what the band was trying to achieve, but this song does nothing for me.
The song “Southern Girls” took me by surprise. This is kind of a nu-metal meets southern rock song. I don’t remember Saliva doing anything like this before, but I like this song a lot. The chorus on this song kind of has a Motley Crue like feel to it. Cool stuff!
“So Long” closes out “Cinco Diablo” with a piano based number that sounds as if it should have been on a Coldplay CD. Yes, that is right, I said Coldplay. This is a really good song, but it seems out of place on this disc. I think Saliva fans are going to be shaking their heads when they hear this.
As a whole, I think “Cinco Diablo” is a better than Saliva’s last album, “Blood Stained Love Story” but I still don’t feel this is their best stuff. This album shows a little more growth and more experimentation with Saliva’s sound. It is definitely a strong album for the band, and this disc is a cool way to close out a killer year of hard rock music.
Josey Scott – Vocals
Wayne Swinny – Guitars
Jon Montoya – Guitars
Dave Novotny – Bass
Paul Crosby – Drums