Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Tony Iommi Is “Thinking Of Remixing” Black Sabbath’s “Born Again”

During a recent interview with News.in-24, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi revealed that he is thinking about remixing the group’s 1983 album “Born Again.” The guitarist said the following about that, while discussing plans to publish material from all eras of the band:

“There should be a box set from the Tony Martin era (1987-1991, then 1994-1996). I’m also thinking of remixing the album “Born Again”, the one with Ian Gillan, now that we have found the original tapes.”

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) To Release “Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection” Box Set

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler will be releasing a new box set, titled “Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection,“ on July 30. The set will come with his three solo albums, “Plastic Planet,” “Black Science,” and “Ohmwork,” as well as a bonus disc featuring “rare material.” A new greatest hits compilation, titled “The Very Best Of Geezer Butler,” will also be released on the same day.

“Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection” Track Listing:

CD 1 – “Plastic Planet”:

01. “Catatonic Eclipse”
02. “Drive Boy, Shooting”
03. “Giving Up The Ghost”
04. “Plastic Planet”
05. “The Invisible”
06. “Séance Fiction”
07. “House Of Clouds”
08. “Detective 27”
09. “X13”
10. “Sci-Clone”
11. “Cycle Of Sixty”

CD 2 – “Black Science”:

01. “Man In A Suitcase”
02. “Box Of Six”
03. “Mysterons”
04. “Justified”
05. “Department S”
06. “Area Code 51”
07. “Has To Be”
08. “Number 5”
09. “Among The Cybermen”
10. “Unspeakable Elvis”
11. “Xodiak”
12. “Northern Wisdom”
13. “Trinity Road”

CD 3 – “Ohmwork”:

01. “Misfit”
02. “Pardon My Depression”
03. “Prisoner 103”
04. “I Believe”
05. “Aural Sects”
06. “Pseudocide”
07. “Pull The String”
08. “Alone”
09. “Dogs Of Whore”
10. “Don’t You Know”

CD 4 – Bonus:

01. “Pseudocide” (No Intro)
02. “Prisoner 103” (Demo)
03. “The Invisible” (Instrumental)
04. “Area Code 51” (Demo)
05. “Cycle Of Sixty” (Radio Mix)
06. “X13” (Radio Mix)
07. “Northern Wisdom” (Demo)
08. “Beach Skeleton” (Japanese Version)
09. “Pardon My Depression’ (Alt Take)
10. “Misfit” (Rough Mix)
11. “I Believe” (Demo)
12. “Four Feathers Fall” (Demo)
13. “Drive Boy, Shooting” (Live)
14. “Detective 27” (Live)
15. “House Of Clouds” (Live)

“The Very Best Of Geezer Butler” Track Listing:

01. “Drive Boy, Shooting”
02. “Man In A Suitcase”
03. “Misfit”
04. “The Invisible”
05. “Box Of Six”
06. “Pardon My Depression”
07. “House Of Cards”
08. “Mysterons”
09. “Aural Sects”
10. “Detective 27”
11. “Number 5”
12. “I Believe”
13. “Catatonic Eclipse”
14. “Among The Cybermen”
15. “Prisoner 103”
16. “Plastic Planet”
17. “Area Code 51”

Black Sabbath Launch Virtual “Sabotage Deluxe Edition: Escape Room”

To celebrate the release of the new super deluxe edition of Black Sabbath’s “Sabotage,“ BMG have launched an official “Sabotage Deluxe Edition: Escape Room.” The virtual escape room was created in collaboration with Bewilder Box Ltd. and fans that try it out will be tasked with the following:

“Your mission is to recover a copy of the coveted ‘Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition’. Travel back in time to the 1970s and make your way through 15 minutes of mind-boggling SABBATH-themed puzzles, where only those with sharpest of wits and heaviest riffs will succeed. Plug in your Gibson SG, turn your brain up to 11 and see if you’ve got what it takes to be The Prince of Smartness in the ‘Sabotage Deluxe Edition: Escape Room’.”

Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Etc. Donate Items For “#ILoveMetal” Charity Raffle

A new “#ILoveMetal” charity raffle has been launched in an effort to raise money for Stagehand, a charity that benefits stage and road crew workers. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motörhead, My Dying Bride, Nuclear Blast Records, and more have donated bundles for the raffle. Each prize has a different drawing and you can enter by donating HERE.

The following was said about the initiative:

“UK Metal Merger is raising money for stage crew charity Stagehand’s #ILoveLive campaign, which is providing financial help for all UK stage crew who are in the greatest need. Stage crew seem to be the forgotten ones in the current pandemic. They’re the unsung heroes of the live entertainment world. Without them shows just couldn’t happen.

The impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for the whole music industry but particularly for the stage techs, sound engineers, guitar techs, keyboard techs, drum techs, stage managers, production managers, tour managers and other live support personnel who make shows possible.

With no shows since March 2020, crew’s income has been slashed with many finding that they are ineligible for any kind of government financial aid. Many are in desperate need and most are sitting with mental health issues.”

Black Sabbath Stream Remastered Version Of “Hole In The Sky”

Black Sabbath are streaming a remastered version of their song “Hole In The Sky.” This track is from the super deluxe edition of “Sabotage,“ which will be released on June 11. More details on that effort can be found HERE.

Watch Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Cover Black Sabbath’s “The Mob Rules” With A Slide Guitar

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) recently covered Black Sabbath’s “The Mob Rules” with a slide guitar as part of a session for Planet Rock. You can see footage of that below. This news comes as Kennedy is preparing to release his new album “The Ides Of March” on May 14.

Black Sabbath Stream Remastered Version Of “Symptom Of The Universe”

Black Sabbath are streaming a remastered version of their song “Symptom Of The Universe.” This track is from the super deluxe edition of “Sabotage,“ which will be released on June 11. More details on that effort can be found HERE.

Black Sabbath To Release Super Deluxe Edition Of “Sabotage” In June

Black Sabbath will be releasing a super deluxe edition of “Sabotage“ on June 11. The set will include a new remastered version of the record, live tracks, a replica of the Japanese 7″ single edit of “Am I Going Insane” and “Hole In The Sky”, in-depth liner notes from the band and members of the media, rare photos, press clippings, a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book, and a “Sabotage” 1975 tour poster. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the track listing::

Disc One: Original Album Remastered:

01. “Hole In The Sky”
02. “Don’t Start (Too Late)”
03. “Symptom Of The Universe”
04. “Megalomania”
05. “Thrill Of It All”
06. “Supertzar”
07. “Am I Going Insane (Radio)”
08. “The Writ”

Disc Two: North American Tour Live ’75:

01. “Supertzar“/”Killing Yourself To Live” (previously unreleased)
02. “Hole In The Sky”
03. “Snowblind” (previously unreleased)
04. “Symptom Of The Universe”
05. “War Pigs” (previously unreleased)
06. “Megalomania”
07. “Sabbra Cadabra” (previously unreleased)
08. “Jam 1 including guitar solo” (previously unreleased)
09. “Jam 2 including drum solo” (previously unreleased)
10. “Supernaut” (previously unreleased)
11. “Iron Man” (previously unreleased)

Disc Three: North American Tour Live ’75:

01. “Guitar Solo” (including excerpts of “Orchid” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Doctor“) (previously unreleased)
02. “Black Sabbath” (previously unreleased)
03. “Spiral Architect” (previously unreleased)
04. “Embryo” / “Children Of The Grave” (previously unreleased)
05. “Paranoid” (previously unreleased)

Disc Four / 7″:

01. “Am I Going Insane (Radio)” (Single Edit)
02. “Hole In The Sky”

A remastered version of “Am I Going Insane (Radio)” can be streamed below:

AC/DC, Mötley Crüe, Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Record Store Day

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day has officially been revealed. The event is scheduled to take place across two days, June 12 and July 17, and you can find a list of rock/metal releases below. The full list is also available HERE.

June 12:

  • AC/DC – “Through The Mists Of Time” / “Witch’s Spell” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 5000) (Columbia Records)
  • Alestorm – “Sunset On The Golden Age” (deluxe edition) (2xLP) (limited to 1000) (Napalm Records)
  • Alkaline Trio – “From Here To Infirmary” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Vagrant Records)
  • Anti-Flag – “20/20 Division” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Spinefarm)
  • Avatar – “Hunter Gatherer” (2xLP) (limited to 1200) (eOne Music)
  • Beastie Boys – “Aglio E Olio” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Capitol)
  • Black Sabbath – “Mob Rules” (picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Warner Records)
  • Black Sabbath – “Heaven & Hell” (picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Warner Records)
  • Def Leppard – “Live In Oxford” (2xLP) (limited to 4000) (Island/Mercury)
  • Deftones – “Digital Bath” (Telefon Tel Aviv version) / “Feiticeira” (Arca remix) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 8500) (Warner)
  • The Doors – “Morrison Hotel Sessions” (2xLP) (limited to 7500) (Elektra)
  • Electric Wizard – “Time To Die” (2xLP) (limited to 3000) (Spinefarm)
  • Escape The Fate – “Chemical Warfare: B-Sides” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Better Noise Music)
  • Gruntruck – “Push” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Real Gone Music)
  • The Hu – “Sad But True” (Metallica cover) & “Wolf Totem” (7″ picture disc) (limited to 2200) (Better Noise Music)
  • Ihsahn – “After” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Integrity – “Cradle To The Grave” (7″) (limited to 700) (Organized Crime)
  • King’s X – “Tape Head” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • King’s X – “Please Come Here… Mr. Bulbous” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • L7 – “The Beauty Process” (25th Anniversary Triple Platinum Edition) (limited to 2300) (Real Gone Music)
  • Lamb Of God – “As The Palaces Burn” (vinyl) (limited to 3500) (Craft Recordings)
  • Mark Lanegan – “Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras And Oddities)” (vinyl) (limited to 3500) (Beggars Banquet)
  • Linkin Park – “Meteora” (2xLP) (limited to 8500) (Warner)
  • Mötley Crüe – “40th Anniversary Cassette Box Set” (feat. “Too Fast For Love“, “Shout At The Devil“, “Theatre Of Pain“, “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood“) (limited to 1750) (Better Noise Music)
  • Motörhead – “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (10″ picture disc) (limited to 4000) (Sanctuary Records)
  • Mudhoney/Meat Puppets – “Warning / One Of These Days” (7″) (limited to 2500) (Sub Pop)
  • Negative Approach – “Tied Down Demo” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (TAANG!)
  • Opeth – “Morningrise” (2xLP) (limited to 3500) (Spinefarm)
  • Orange Goblin – “Eulogy For The Damned” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Pepper – “In With The Gold” (vinyl) (limited to 2100) (Volcom Entertainment)
  • Rage Against The Machine – “The Battle Of Mexico City” (2xLP) (limited to 12350) (Legacy)
  • Joey Ramone – “Don’t Worry About Me” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (BMG)
  • Michael Schenker Group – “Live In Manchester 1980” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Chrysalis Records)
  • Senses Fail – “Let It Enfold You” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Vagrant Records)
  • Sigh – “Heir To Despair” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Spinefarm)
  • Sleeping With Sirens – “How It Feels To Be Lost (deluxe edition) (2xLP) (limited to 1800) (Sumerian Records)
  • Stryper – “God Damn Evil” (vinyl) (limited to 1200) (Frontier Records)
  • The Sword – “Age Of Winters (15th Anniversary Edition)” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Kemado Records)
  • Thrice – “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere” (vinyl) (limited to 3000)(Vagrant Records)
  • UFO – “Mother Mary/This Kid’s” (10″) (limited to 2500) (Chrysalis Records)
  • Uriah Heep – “The Magician’s Birthday” (vinyl) (limited to 2500) (Sanctuary Records)
  • Triumph – “Allied Forces (40th Anniversary)” (vinyl box set) (limited to 1200) (Round Hill Records)
  • VAST – “Music For People” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Real Gone Music)

July 17:

  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3xLP) (limited to 2000) (New West Records)
  • Amigo The Devil – “Cover, Demos, Live Versions, B-Sides” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Liars Club)
  • Bad Omens – “Live + Unplugged” (2xLP) (limited to 1000) (Sumerian Records)
  • Bush – “Sea Of Memories” (10th Anniversary) (2xLP) (limited to 1800) (eOne Music)
  • Cro-Mags – “The Age Of Quarrel” (vinyl) (limited to 3600) (Rock Hotel/Astor Place)
  • Dio – “God Hates Heavy Metal” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 3500) (BMG)
  • Evanescence – “The Open Door” (2xLP) (limited to 2500) (Craft Recordings)
  • Fallujah – “The Harvest Wombs” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (Unique Leader)
  • Fear – “The Record” (LP/7″) (limited to 3500) (Run Out Groove)
  • From First To Last – “Dear Diary, My
  • Teenage Angst Has A Body Count” (original mix) (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Epitaph)
  • God Forbid – “Determination” (vinyl) (limited to 1000) (M-Theory Audio)
  • Green Jellÿ – “333” (vinyl) (limited to 1500) (Say-10 Records)
  • Sammy Hagar & The Circle – “Heavy Metal (Live)” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2000) (BMG)
  • Hawkwind – “Greasy Truckers Party” (2xLP) (limited to 4500) (Parlophone)
  • (hed)p.e. – “Best Of Suburban Noize Years” (vinyl) (limited to 750) (Regime Music Group/Suburban Noize Records)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of” (eOne Music) (2xLP) (limited to 2000) (eOne Music)
  • King’s X – “Manic Moonlight” (vinyl) (limited to 2000) (Svart Records)
  • Mastodon – “Fallen Torches” (12″ picture disc) (limited to 6500) (Warner)
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive” (12″ vinyl) (limited to 18500) (Legacy)
  • Pearl Jam – “Alive” (cassette (limited to 6300) (Legacy)
  • Ramones – “Triple J Live At The Wireless Capitol Theatre, Sydney Australia, July 8, 1980” (vinyl) (limited to 6000) (Sire)
  • St. Vincent – “Piggy” (Nine Inch Nails cover) / “Sad But True” (Metallica cover) (7″) (limited to 3200) (Loma Vista Recordings)
  • Soen – “The Undiscovered Lotus” (vinyl) (limited to 1200) (Silver Lining Music)
  • Tad – “Inhaler” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (Real Gone Music)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (vinyl) (limited to 3000) (LMLR)

[via The PRP]