Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Fear Factory, Etc. Members Set For 2018 Dimebash

The 2018 Dimebash, a celebration of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, is set to take place on January 25 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA. The event will feature an all-star jam band composed of members of Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, and Act Of Defiance. Pumpjack will open the show and SiriusXM‘s Jose Mangin will serve as the host. All proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, Kitten Rescue LA, and Kyng‘s GoFundMe Campaign for their stolen gear. An official afterparty will also take place at the Affliction Soundstage in Seal Beach, CA after the concert, and it will feature performances from Whiskeydick, Pantera tribute band Cowgirls From Hell, and Kyng.

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Metal Anarchy’s Top 50 Albums Of 2017

I have put together a list of my top 50 albums of 2017. You can check that out below. This is just for fun, and I know I probably left out some your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year.

50. Dead Cross – “Dead Cross”

49. Linkin Park – “One More Light”

48. Alice Cooper – “Paranormal”

47. Rancid – “Trouble Maker”

46. Iron Reagan – “Crossover Ministry”

45. Theory Of A Deadman – “Wake Up Call”

44. All That Remains – “Madness”

43. Josh Todd & The Conflict – “Year Of The Tiger”

42. Rex Brown – “Smoke On This…”

41. Doyle – “Doyle II: As We Die”

40. Shaman’s Harvest – “Red Hands Black Deeds”

39. Adelitas Way – “Notorious”

38. Fozzy – “Judas”

37. GWAR – “The Blood Of Gods”

36. Glassjaw – “Material Control”

35. Seether – “Poison The Parish”

34. Royal Blood – “How Did We Get So Dark?”

33. Prophets Of Rage – “Prophets Of Rage”

32. Converge – “The Dusk In Us”

31. Nothing More – “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”

30. Fit For An Autopsy – “The Great Collapse”

29. Queens Of The Stone Age – “Villains”

28. Foo Fighters – “Concrete And Gold”

27. Once Human – “Evolution”

26. Thy Art Is Murder – “Dear Desolation”

25. The Black Dahlia Murder – “Nightbringers”

24. Kreator – “Gods Of Violence”

23. Paradise Lost – “Medusa”

22. Toothgrinder – “Phantom Amour”

21. Emmure – “Look At Yourself”

20. Cannibal Corpse – “Red Before Black”

19. Body Count – “Bloodlust”

18. Deuce – “Invincible”

17. Power Trip – “Nightmare Logic”

16. Powerman 5000 – “New Wave”

15. Code Orange – “Forever”

14. Motionless In White – “Graveyard Shift”

13. The Faceless – “In Becoming A Ghost”

12. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – “Modern Ruin”

11. Hollywood Undead – “Five”

10. Cradle Of Filth – “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay”

09. Marilyn Manson – “Heaven Upside Down”

08. Mastodon – “Emperor Of Sand”

07. The Haxans – “Party Monsters”

06. Trivium – “The Sin And The Sentence”

05. Stone Sour – “Hydrograd”

04. In This Moment – “Ritual”

03. Arch Enemy – “Will To Power”

02. Papa Roach – “Crooked Teeth”

01. Butcher Babies – “Lilith”

Alice Cooper Premieres “The Sound of A” Video

Alice Cooper has premiered a new video for his song “The Sound of A.” This song is featured on his latest album “Paranormal,” but it was actually written a long time ago. In fact, it was the first track Cooper wrote on his own back in 1967. It happened to make it onto this album thanks to original Alice Cooper band bassist Dennis Dunaway, who played it to Cooper after rediscovering it. The two of them updated the song and then recorded the version that is heard on the effort. A special “The Sound of A” single will be available on February 23 on CD and 10″ white vinyl. That release will also include live versions of “The Black Widow”, “Public Animal #9”, “Is It My Body”, and “Cold Ethyl” from a May 6 performance in Columbus, Ohio.

[via Loudwire]

Alice Cooper Casted As King Herod In NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!”

Alice Cooper has announced that he has been casted as King Herod in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” which will air on Easter (April 1). Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, commented:

“Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a showstopping musical number for Herod and we all look forward to the ‘King of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea. As the casting for ‘Superstar’ ramps up, we can feel the excitement building for this brand new concert experience of what has long been considered the original rock musical.”

Alice Cooper Pays Tribute To Late “Welcome To My Nightmare” Tour Drummer Whitey Glan

Whitey Glan, who served as a session drummer for Lou Reed and Alice Cooper, has passed away at the age of 71, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in September. Cooper penned the following tribute for him:

“I picked Whitey Glan as the drummer for my ‘Welcome To My Nightmare’ tour because he was simply the best drummer around, not knowing he could drink me under a table. He was just a great guy, everybody who’s worked with him considered him one of their best friends. He was one of rock’s premier drummers, but in my opinion, he was very underrated and underpublicized — he was certainly a drummer’s drummer! Canada is less one world class musician… rest in peace, Whitey.”

Watch Footage Of Dave Grohl Performing A Metallica/”Frozen” Mashup With Kristen Bell & Foo Fighters Performing With Alice Cooper On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl served as the guest host on yesterday’s (October 31) episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” as Kimmel was taking time off for his son’s scheduled heart surgery, which has now been delayed. During his time on the show, Grohl dressed as David Letterman, performed a Metallica/”Frozen” mashup with Kristen Bell, and performed with Alice Cooper, and members of his own band. You can find footage of the musical performances below:

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) To Host Halloween Episode Of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Alice Cooper To Perform On The Show

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl will serve as the guest host for tomorrow’s Halloween episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” Kimmel will be absent after originally taking time off for his son’s scheduled heart surgery, which has now been delayed. Alice Cooper will also appear on the show as a musical guest. Kristen Bell will make an appearance as well.