Rescheduled Dates Announced For Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Bush, Etc. Australian Tour

Stone Temple Pilots, Cheap Trick, Bush, Rose Tattoo, and Electric Mary have postponed their Australian tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place this spring. Here’s the dates:

04/30 Wollongong, AUS – WIN Entertainment Centre
05/01 Newcastle, AUS – Camp Shortland
05/02 Gosford, AUS – The Entertainment Grounds
05/05 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
05/07 Adelaide, AUS – Bonython Park
05/08 Mornington Peninsula, AUS – Hastings Foreshore Reserve
05/09 Yarrawonga, AUS – Showgrounds
05/12 Melbourne, AUS – The Timber Yard
05/14 Caloundra, AUS – Kings Beach Amphitheatre
05/15 Gold Coast, AUS – Southport Sharks
05/16 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage

Cheap Trick Premiere New Song “Light Up The Fire”, Reveal Details For New Album “In Another World”

Cheap Trick have premiered a new song titled “Light Up The Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Another World,” which will be released on April 9.

“In Another World” Track Listing:

01. “Here Comes The Summer”
02. “Quit Waking Me Up”
03. “Another World”
04. “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll”
05. “The Party”
06. “Final Days”
07. “So It Goes”
08. “Light Up The Fire”
09. “Passing Through”
10. “Here’s Looking At You”
11. “Another World Reprise”
12. “I’ll See You Again”
13. “Gimme Some Truth”

Cheap Trick Tease New Song “Light Up The Fire”

Cheap Trick have shared a teaser for their new song “Light Up The Fire.” The full track will be released on January 28.

Cheap Trick Sign With BMG For New Album

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander has revealed that the band have signed with BMG for their new album. He told AXS TV’s “At Home And Social With” the following:

“We have an album that’s already done and it’s ready to go. It’s been put on hold because of the virus… We’re very excited about it. We signed a deal with BMG. And we’ll see what happens.”

“We’ve made a lot of records, and we just continue making records — for ourselves mostly, but also for our immediate fans that still cling to us. It’s something, I think, that is our lifeblood; it keeps us going… And I believe that we still make quality records. If we didn’t, we probably wouldn’t do it anymore.”

[via Blabbermouth]

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Premieres Video For Cover Of Cheap Trick‘s “Auf Wiedersehen“ Featuring Ministry, Anthrax, And Crobot Members

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has premiered a video for his cover of Cheap Trick‘s “Auf Wiedersehen.“ The track, which features Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, and Crobot’s Brandon Yeagley, is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on November 20.

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “Impossible” Music Video, Stream Cover Of Cheap Trick’s “Reach Out”

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Impossible.” You can check that out below. The single also features a cover of Cheap Trick’s “Reach Out” on the b-side. You can stream that below as well.

The Night Flight Orchestra commented:

“Some bands might get depressed when the summer ends and the darkness is coming closer. But not The Night Flight Orchestra. Instead, they choose to celebrate the summers that were, the summers that might never come again, but will always be with you, like a tiny sprinkle of Champagne to thaw your frost-bitten heart.

‘Impossible‘ is a song for all the hopeless romantics who are hanging on by a thread to the memories of their vivid summer escapades, hoping that it will help them survive the approaching winter

We thank Bonnie Jean for some amazing dancing on the beaches of California. Sebastian Forslund put several impressions together and created a wonderful video out of it.

The ”B-side” is a cover of ‘Reach Out‘ by Cheap Trick, and everything except the lead vocals and drums were recorded on tour, on tour buses and backstage rooms throughout Europe, before we had to head home because the the borders were starting to close down.

But this is our love letter to you, from The Night Flight Orchestra, hoping that you’ll be with us through the rough winter months coming up.”

Watch Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Members Cover The Beatles And AC/DC

Members of Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and more recently performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. Footage of two of the performances from the event can be found below. The first video finds Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Linda Perry, and Mike Garson covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The second video finds Hale, Clarke, Sorum, Nicholson, and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) covering AC/DC‘s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll).“

Guns N’ Roses, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Etc. Members To Take Part In (De)Tour Virtual Festival

Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios have announced a special (De)Tour virtual festival. The event will take place on August 15 and proceeds from it will go towards MusiCares and NIVA. The following artists will appear: Ringo Starr, Linda Perry, Slash, Gavin Rossdale, Macy Gray, Sean Lennon, Jesse Malin, Cheap Trick, Taylor Momsen, Badflower, John Oates, David Johansen, Billy Gibbons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Gilby Clarke, Donita Sparks, Matt Sorum, Lzzy Hale, Bluebonnets, Charlotte Muhl, David Ramirez, Al Barr, Eve Monsees, Scream, Haley Reinhart, Joseph Arthur, Kathy Valentine, Lenny Kaye, Mickey Thomas, Mike Flanigin, South of Eden, Steve Stevens, Sue Foley, the Cringe, Uni, Vintage Trouble, Awolnation, Mike Garson, Meg Toohey, Carmine Rojas, and more. You can watch the stream on rollinglivestudios.com.

Music From DragonForce, Helloween, Sebastian Bach, Etc. To Be Featured On “Heavy Metal” Pinball Machine

As previously reported, Stern Pinball, Inc. will be releasing a limited edition pinball machine based on Heavy Metal magazine later this year. The soundtrack for that game has since been revealed and it can be found below along with a new teaser video:

Soundtrack:

01. “Veteran Of The Psychic Wars” – Blue Öyster Cult
02. “Takin A Ride (Heavy Metal)” – Soundswitch
03. “World Of Fantasy” – Helloween
04. “Cosmic Power Of The Infinite Shred Machine” – DragonForce
05. “Heavy Metal” – Justice
06. “Midnight Flyer” – The Night Flight Orchestra
07. “I Must Be Dreamin'” – Cheap Trick
08. “Heavy Metal” – Sebastian Bach (feat. Brendon Small)
09. “At The Edge Of Time” – Blind Guardian
10. “Space Police” – Edguy
11. “Sky Is Mine” – Amorphis
12. “Lightyears From Home” – Primal Fear

The machine can be pre-ordered HERE and a description of it can be found below:

“The Heavy Metal pinball machine commemorates the 300th issue of Heavy Metal, which has been running since 1977 and inspired the 1981 animated movie of the same name. An exclusive variant cover edition of issue 300 will be included with every machine.

The original art created for the Heavy Metal pinball machine art pays tribute to characters and worlds from the magazine’s storied history. New additions from its upcoming publications join this shared universe for the first time. Gameplay revolves around the warrior heroine, Taarna and the undead tailgunner, Nelson. Both, will speak for the first time ever, supporting the in-game narrative.

EXCLUSIVE HEAVY METAL SOUNDTRACK! Featuring Sebastian Bach, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Brendon Small, and more.

Original hand drawn Heavy Metal artwork
Exclusive custom painted heavy Metal Action Figures
DMD display
Commercial Quality
Coin Operated
First ever Chameleon paint armor kit
Technical Specifications :
LED LIGHTING
2 STEEL RAMPS AND RAILS
PASSIVE TWO BALL LOCK
3 POP BUMPERS
OPTO SPINNER
3 DROP TARGETS
Dimensions :
Boxed -H: 56” D: 31” W: 31” Weight 280 LBS.
Unboxed – H: 75.5” D: 55” W: 27” Weight 250 LBS.”

My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”