Dark Funeral Share “The End Of Human Race” Quarantine Video

Dark Funeral have shared a quarantine video for their song “The End Of Human Race.” The band commented:

“While the pandemic is sweeping across the world we decided to stay active in the background. We are constantly working on the next album but we also decided to check in with a rehearsal video for you. We decided to keep it live & raw. The choice of song is quite suitable too don’t you think? This video was recorded on the 25th of May, sound mixed by Norwin Palme and video edited by Heljarmadr.”

Last In Line, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of Gamma’s “Razor King”

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.), Andrew Freeman (Last In Line), Ed Roth (Robby Krieger, Joe Walsh, etc.), Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-Megadeth, etc.), and Dan McNay (Jack Russell’s Great White, etc.) have joined forces for a quarantine cover of Gamma’s “Razor King.” You can see footage of that below.

Demmel commented:

“Ronnie [Montrose] has been a huge influence since I heard my cousin Ron play ‘Make It Last’ back in the mid-70s. The self-titled ‘Montrose’ became my go-to album as I did my paper route and carried by tape recorder around my neck. His tasteful bends and soulful vibrato have always been what I strive for and when I heard Gamma 1, I thought his playing was perfect.

The 5 of us played this song together at the Ronnie Montrose Remembered show last January in Anahiem and afterward we all agreed that we needed to jam together again. The vibe was strong. I felt humbled and honored that these amazing musicians connected on this level and as many of them were part of Ronnie’s musical Family, it made it that much more special to be included. His loss was crushing to many fans, fellow musos and especially his family who are working hard to keep his legacy present.

I hope you enjoy our tribute to one of our heroes. Thank you for all you’ve shown us, Ronnie. Much respect.”

Bill Kelliher On Upcoming Mastodon Album: “We’re Kind Of Turning The Corner To The Next Thing”

During a recent interview with Tone Talk, Bill Kelliher talked a bit about the new Mastodon album. According to the guitarist, the record will find the band “turning the corner to the next thing.”

Kelliher said the following:

“For me, our band, if you put our first album against even three or four albums ago, you’d be like, ‘These are the same band? Holy shit.’ It is no exception with our latest record that we’re working on.

It’s moving forward, and we’re kind of turning the corner to the next thing. I can’t sit still in the same… like AC/DC – awesome band – every record they got to a point where they just have the same formula, three chords – awesome three chords. The Ramones, same thing; Slayer, same kind of thing. It really just kind of gotten that groove, I don’t want everyone to get in that groove.

Let’s put it this way: when we put a record out and there’s half of our fans like, ‘Fuck these guys! They’re fucking selling out or they’re turning a certain corner where we don’t feel comfortable here anymore,’ I feel like, ‘You know what? We’re gaining more people over here because we’re actually growing as a band; because I’m still writing.’

I mean, I’m 50 years old, but I’m going over there today. I’m gonna write something over there, I’m not just gonna go like this the whole time, and I feel like we have a lot of fans in the waiting who are like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to see what they do next’ because our past few records have been… we mix it up.”

[via Ultimate Guitar]

Bret Michaels (Poison) Training For Upcoming Action/Suspense Film

Poison’s Bret Michaels will be appearing in a new action/suspense film, tentatively titled “The Music Man.” The frontman is currently training for the role with 23-time Southwest Pistol League champion Taran Butler. Production on the film will begin later this year when CDC guidelines allow.

Fozzy Reschedule Their “Save The World” Tour Once Again

Fozzy have postponed their “Save The World” tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place this fall with Through Fire and Royal Bliss set to open.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/05 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/08 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Groove
10/09 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
10/10 Waupaca, WI – Indian Crossing Casino
10/11 Kansasville, WI – 1175
10/12 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
10/15 Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
10/16 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Club
10/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/18 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10/19 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/22 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/23 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation @ The Intersection
10/24 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10/25 Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi
10/26 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
11/12 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
11/13 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
11/16 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
11/19 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds
11/20 Johnson City, TN – Capone
11/21 Charlotte, NC – Underground
11/22 Nashville, TN – The Cowan

Chris Jericho commented:

“Due to the news of the world @fozzyrock are choosing to push back our #SaveTheWorld tour yet again! Hopefully rock shows will be allowed and safe in Oct/Nov!

Just know that we have been in intense discussions with all of the local promoters involved and we promise these shows will be following ALL health and safety guidelines established by each governing municipality…. and we are strongly encouraging everybody to wear a mask! (I personally Wanna make them mandatory, but I’m not a state governor.) Having said all that, we can’t wait to rock with you all again…SAFELY!

Go to fozzyrock.com for all ticket and VIP info! If you already bought tix for any of the shows, they are all still valid!”

David Lee Roth Says He Is Unsure If Eddie Van Halen Will Ever Tour Again

During an interview with The New York Times, Van Halen’s David Lee Roth said he doesn’t know if Eddie Van Halen will tour again. The guitarist is rumored to be battling throat cancer and Roth says he is unsure if he will ever want to “rally for the rigors of the road.” Here’s Roth’s full statement:

“I don’t know that Eddie is ever really going to rally for the rigors of the road again. I don’t even want to say I’ve waited — I’ve supported for five years. Because what I do is physical as well as musical and spiritual — you can’t take five years off from the ring. But I did. And I do not regret a second of it. He’s a band mate. We had a colleague down. And he’s down now for enough time that I don’t know that he’s going to be coming back out on the road. You want to hear the classics? You’re talking to him.”

Black Stone Cherry Announce Rescheduled UK Tour

Black Stone Cherry have postponed their UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in September 2021.

2021 Tour Dates:

09/09 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
09/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/11 Lincoln, UK – Engine Shed
09/13 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
09/14 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
09/16 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/17 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
09/18 Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
09/20 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
09/21 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
09/23 Folkestone, UK – Leas Cliff Hall
09/24 Cardiff, UK – St Davids Hall
09/25 Exeter, UK – Great Hall
09/27 Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall
09/28 Cambridge, UK – Corn Exchange
09/29 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

The band commented:

“We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it has become clear that it’s just not possible to go ahead with the shows as planned. We have looked at many options, but ultimately the health of our fans, crew, and family is paramount.

The Black Stone Cherry Tour due to take place (in The UK) in October 2020 has been rescheduled to September 2021. We’re pleased to have been able to reschedule the tour in the same venues, so do hang on to your ticket – it will be valid for the new date.

We cannot wait to come see you all with a new album under our belt and oh how much sweeter this tour will be! In the meantime, stay safe and look after each other. Please check out blackstonecherry.com for more info.”