No, it isn’t a new clip, but I am very excited about seeing Mr. Big in less than two weeks. “Green Tinted Sixties Mind” is a pretty cool tune in my opinion. I am hopeful that this is one of the songs in the Mr. Big set list at the M3 Rock Festival.
To celebrate the re-release of Pearl Jam’s 2nd and 3rd albums (VS. and Vitalogy), the band is giving one lucky fan a chance to win an Epiphone Les Paul Custom guitar!
Please click on the image below to read the contest details, and to enter your name for the drawing!! This contest ends on May 30th, so act now!!
Will Mötley Crüe prove me wrong? The high price of concert tickets in 2011 has kept me from buying tickets to the New York Dolls, Poison and Mötley Crüe this year. The band released the press release below about the up and coming tour. The band will apparently play a bunch of songs they haven’t played in quite some time. Tommy Lee is going to unleash another of his crazy drum kits this year. I don’t think he has performed on one of his over the top drum kits since the Dr. Feelgood tour. Is this enough to merit spending 90 or more dollars on a ticket? I don’t know. After hearing today’s announcement, I am a little more interested in seeing Motley Crue perform.
I may have to suck it up and buy a ticket. Are you going to see Motley Crue this year?
Check out the press release below.
Mötley Crüe, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, hosted a special gathering at Bamboozle last night revealing details about their summer tour. The unveiling included images and a description of their new set design, the set list decided by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee’s “360” drum rollercoaster.
We’re looking forward to being together again and to a really special production. It will also be cool to sing some of these songs we haven’t performed together in almost 20 years,” said front man Vince Neil.
The band’s veteran production manager and set designer, Robert Long, presented graphic renderings of the new set design, which he described as “a hard-hitting Crüe rendition of a rock n’ roll burlesque theatre.” According to Long, the entire stage will be enveloped in red velvet drapery and a damask printed wall of guitar amps.
Continuing to integrate the input of their fans, Mötley Crüe conducted a survey by listing every song they have ever recorded. Fans voted at Mötley.com for the final set list, which includes tracks band hasn’t performed live together in almost 20 years.
Mötley Crüe’s drummer Tommy Lee shared that he will once again be thrill-seeking on the Crüe’s new “360” drum rollercoaster. During his drum solo, Lee will be launched into multiple loops while continuing to perform.
The initial tour announcement by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and New York Dolls’ David Johansen was made on the syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Tuesday March 1st at 7:00pm local time (check www.sixxsense.com for a list of stations).
To view the tour announcement video, please visit:
For more information about Motley Crue, please visit: http://www.motley.com.
Motley Crue, Poison and New York Dolls Summer Tour Dates
7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
18 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD
19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
29 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
1 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheater
2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center (Motley Crue
& NY Dolls Only)
10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
13 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hershey Park
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days (Motley Crue Only)
29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
30 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011
31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
2 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
5 Tomah, WI Fort McCoy
6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
7 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Nixx Sixx’s other band, Sixx A.M. is back with their sophomore effort, This is Gonna Hurt. I have been anxiously awaiting to hear the follow up to 2007’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.
Once again, Nikki Sixx proves that he is one hell of a song writer. The songs, and the music on This is Gonna Hurt, seems like a step above the stuff found on the band’s debut. This is Gonna Hurt feels like a more cohesive album. The Nikki Sixx narratives are gone. This CD is 100% rock although the style on the CD bounces around quite a bit. This CD is packed with that tunes that are sometimes modern rock, sometimes alternative, sometimes heavy but always good.
The album opener and title track “This is Gonna Hurt” is one of the heavier numbers on the disc. This is a super catchyrocker that ought to be the second single off of the CD.
The tempo slows down a little for “Lies of the Beautiful People” (see video below) but this hit worthy tune does a good job maintaining the pace of the album. This is a great song that is going to get a ton of airplay.
“Are You With Me Now” is a very infectious modern rock tune. The lyrics will have you signing along in no time.
When I hear the huge voice of James Michaels on “Live Forever”, it blows my mind that this guy wasn’t a force in music before Nikki Sixx found him. His vocals are quite impressive on “Live Forever”.
“Smile” is a slower number that find its way on some Pop/Rock stations. This song has an almost Beatle-esque quality to it, with some incredible music that includes piano/keyboards and violin.
Would you believe the song “Oh My God” has an almost Journey like sound to it? Listen to guitar riffs on the song, and see what I mean! DJ Ashba sounds like he was inspired by Neal Schon on this tune.
Overall, I am very pleased with the music on This is Gonna Hurt. DJ Ashba plays his ass off on this CD, and James Michael’s voice is as strong as ever. If Nikki Sixx keeps releasing material this strong, he may find even more success in the band that bears his name. This is definitely a CD worth picking up. Check it out!
If you would like a free taste of This is Gonna Hurt, you can download the song “Lies of the Beautiful People” for free from Amazon.com.
Check back on Friday for Hard Rock Hideout’s This is Gonna Hurt listening party!
Rating: Out of 10
1. This Is Gonna Hurt
2. Lies Of The Beautiful People
3. Are You With Me Now
4. Live Forever
5. Sure Feels Right
8. Help Is On The Way
9. Oh My God
10. Goodbye My Dear Friends
Sixx A.M. is:
Nikki Sixx – bass guitar, backing vocals
James Michael – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, drums, programming
DJ Ashba – lead guitar, backing vocals