Sebastian Bach, Cheap Trick, Blue Öyster Cult, & Brendon Small Contribute Music To “Heavy Metal” Pinball Machine

Stern Pinball, Inc. will be releasing a limited edition pinball machine based on Heavy Metal magazine. The game will feature music from Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Cheap Trick, Blue Öyster Cult, Brendon Small (Dethklok), etc. and it can be pre-ordered via incendium.online.

Here’s a description of the machine:

“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.”

Cheap Trick Finish New Album

During a recent interview with 95.5 KLOS, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen revealed that the band have finished their new album. The guitarist said the following:

“We have a new record that’s coming out. We are signed to BMG, and the record is finished. So we’re just kind of waiting till all this junk [the coronavirus pandemic] subsides.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Judas Priest, Etc. Among 2020 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 18) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below and the full list HERE.

Record Store Day Exclusives:

  • Asking Alexandria, Stand Up and Scream LP
  • Bayside, “Heaven” 7″ vinyl
  • Black Keys, Let’s Rock. 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, Out to Get You! Live 1977 2LP
  • Gary Clark Jr. (Featuring Andra Day), “Pearl Cadillac” 10″ EP
  • Biffy Clyro, “Moderns” 7″ vinyl
  • Alice Cooper, Live From the Apollo Theater Glasgow Feb. 19, 1982 2LP
  • Dio, “Annica” 12″ picture disc
  • Hawkwind, At the BBC 1972 2LP
  • Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts 10″ vinyl
  • Infectious Grooves, Take You on a Ride 12″ EP
  • Judas Priest, British Steel: Limited Edition 40th Anniversary 2LP
  • Motorhead, “Ace of Spades” / “Dirty Love” 12″ vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, The Murder Scene LP
  • The Pogues, At the BBC 1984 LP
  • Iggy Pop, Kiss My Blood (Live in Paris 1991) 3LP
  • The Ramones, It’s Alive II 2LP
  • The Replacements, The Complete Inconcerated Live 3LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (Limited Collectors Edition) LP
  • The Rolling Stones, Metamorphosis UK LP
  • Skid Row, Slave to the Grind (Expanded) 2LP
  • The Strokes, “The New Abnormal” Cassette
  • Various Artists, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams 2LP
  • The Who, A Quick Live One EP

Regional Releases:

  • The Alarm, Celtic Folklore Live LP
  • August Burns Red, “Bones” 7″ vinyl
  • Goblin, Goblin’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1975-1979) 2LP
  • Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets 10″ vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, First Hellos and Last Goodbyes LP
  • Iggy & the Stooges, Russia Melodia 7″
  • Twiztid, “All These Problems” 7″

First Releases:

  • Badflower, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” / “The Jester” 12″ Picture Disc
  • The Black Crowes, “Jealous Again” 12″ vinyl
  • Chon, Grow LP
  • Clutch, The Obelisk 16X LP Box
  • Collective Soul, Half and Half 12″ vinyl
  • Def Leppard, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12″ EP
  • DevilDriver, Winter Kills 2LP
  • Dinosaur Jr., Swedish Fist (Live in Stockholm) LP
  • Down N Outz, The Music Box EP 12″ vinyl
  • Entombed, Clandestine Live 2LP
  • Ace Frehley, Trouble Walkin’ 2LP
  • Green Jelly, Triple Live Mother Goose at Budokan LP
  • Hawkwind, Quark Strangeness and Charm 2LP
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Message to Love (Live)” / “Changes (Live)” 7″ vinyl
  • Judas Priest, Sad Wings of Destiny 2LP
  • The Menzingers, Chamberlain Waits LP
  • The Obsessed, Incarnate Ultimate 2LP
  • Primus, Suck on This LP
  • Refused, Not Fit for Broadcast – Live at BBC 12″ vinyl
  • Soul Asylum, Hurry Up and Wait (Deluxe Edition) 2LP
  • Jimmy Urine and Serj Tankian, Fuktronic LP
  • The Who, Odds and Sods (Deluxe) 2LP

[via Loudwire]

Cheap Trick To Open For Rod Stewart On His Summer North American Tour

Cheap Trick will be serving as the supporting act on Rod Stewart’s summer North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/21 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/24 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/25 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (no Cheap Trick)
07/31 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/01 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/05 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
08/08 Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (no Cheap Trick)
08/09 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/11 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/14 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/15 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/21 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
08/22 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/26 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
08/29 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
08/30 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/02 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
09/04 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
09/05 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

[via Rolling Stone]

Surviving Nirvana Members To Reunite At The Art Of Elysium “Heaven” Gala

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear will be reuniting during a special “Dave Grohl & Friends” set at The Art Of Elysium‘s annual “Heaven” gala. That event will take place on January 4 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA and it will also feature Beck, St. Vincent, Grohl’s daughter Violet, Cheap Trick, Marilyn Manson, and L7.

[via Blabbermouth]

ZZ Top Announce Canadian Tour With Cheap Trick

ZZ Top have announced a Canadian tour with Cheap Trick. Here’s the dates:

05/01 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
05/02 Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
05/03 Kamloops, BC – Sandman Centre
05/05 Cranbrook, BC – Western Financial Place
05/06 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
05/09 Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
05/10 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place

Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Jinjer, Etc. Releases Set For 2019 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 29) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Acid Witch, “Black Christmas Evil” (7″ vinyl)
  • Altitudes & Attitude, “Get It Out” (12″ picture disc)
  • Sebastian Bach, “Forever Wild (Los Angeles / 2003) (2LP)
  • Black Label Society, “Nuns and Roaches” (12″ vinyl)
  • Cheap Trick, “Are You Ready or Not? – Live 12/31/79” (2LP)
  • Cheap Trick, “Gimme Some Truth” (7″ vinyl)
  • Col. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, “Live at the Great American Music Hall” (3LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Billion Dollar Babies” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Dragontown” (2LP)
  • Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark (Live)” (12″ picture disc)
  • Fight, “War Of Words” (LP)
  • Ace Frehley, “Frehley’s Comet Live” (LP)
  • Fu Manchu, “Live at Roadburn 2003” (LP/CD)
  • Liam Gallagher, “Why Me? Why Not” (LP picture disc)
  • Sammy Hagar, “Santa’s Going South for Christmas” (12″ picture disc)
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” (12″ picture disc)
  • Insane Clown Posse, “Flip the Rat” (2LP)
    Jinjer, “Macro” (LP)
  • Life of Agony, “The Sound of Scars” (LP)
  • Overkill, “The Electric Age” (2LP)
  • Pearl Jam, “MTV Unplugged 3/16/92” (LP)
  • The Runaways, “Live in Japan” (LP)
  • Joe Satriani, “Surfing With the Alien” (LP)
  • Slipknot, “All Out Life / Unsainted” (7″ vinyl)
  • Sublime, “Roots of Sublime” (2LP)
  • Tenacious D, “Blue Series: Don’t Blow It / Kage” (7″ vinyl)
  • Venom, “Manitou” (7″ picture disc)
  • Sid Vicious, “Sid Lives!” (2LP)

[via Loudwire]

Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer, Etc. Set For Inaugural Exit 111 Festival

The inaugural Exit 111 festival has officially been announced. The event will take place at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on October 11-13 and it will feature music, an R-rated paranormal cirque, a car show, Red Bull motocross demonstrations, and a mega sports bar. Eddie Trunk will host the festival and the daily lineups can be seen below.

October 11: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer (last Tennessee show ever), Megadeth, Seether, Black Label Society, Black Stone Cherry, The Cadillac Three, 10 Years, Bishop Gunn, Kyle Shutt, and Watermox.

October 12: Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Ghost, Mastodon, Gojira, Cheap Trick, Blackberry Smoke, Nothing More, Sleeping With Sirens, Whitechapel, Power Trip, Fever 333, Graveyard, New Years Day, Alien Weaponry, Dead Sara, Them Evils, and Astronoid.

October 13: Guns N’ Roses, Deftones, Coheed And Cambria, Lamb Of God, Alter Bridge, Ministry, Skillet, Of Mice & Men, Thrice, From Ashes To New, Tyler Bryant At The Shakedown, Plague Vendor, Dirty Honey, Tetrarch, and O’Brother.

ZZ Top Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour

ZZ Top have announced a 50th anniversary North American tour. The trek will include a number of dates with Cheap Trick and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 16 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre*
Aug. 17 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino Theater
Aug. 20 – Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
Aug. 21 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle*
Aug. 23 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre**
Aug. 24 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**
Aug. 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre*
Aug. 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*
Aug. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 01 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre*
Sep. 04 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion”
Sep. 06 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sep. 07 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Sep. 08 – Sterling Heights, MI-Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill*
Sep. 10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights*
Sep. 11 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
Sep. 13 – Ocean City, MD – Ocean City BikeFest
Sep. 14 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*
Sep. 18 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
Sep. 19 – Wamtagh. NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Sep. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica*
Sep. 22 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
Oct. 05 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre*
Oct. 06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Oct. 09 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Cars Stadium*
Oct. 11 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee – Event Center*
Oct. 12 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct. 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre*
Oct. 15 – Augusta, GA – The James Brown Arena*
Oct. 16 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
Oct. 18 – Estero FL – Hertz Arena*
Oct. 19 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Oct. 20 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*

* with Cheap Trick
** with Lynyrd Skynyrd

Todd Youth (Fireburn, Ex-Danzig, Etc.) Passes Away

Todd Schofield, aka Todd Youth, has sadly passed away at the age of 47. Schofield has played in numerous bands over the years including Danzig, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law, Warzone, Cheap Trick, and tons more. More recently, he was a member of Fireburn, who feature current and former members of Bad Brains, Nails, etc. R.I.P.

Fireburn’s Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains) commented:

“On the passing of my friend, and my Brother Todd Youth

There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music.

We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth“, and “Shine“. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way.

We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with #GBH from England, hung out with the guys from #NegativeApproach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the #BadBrains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna has taken his soul to a better place.

He was a devout Hari Krishna and a devout human being. Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle, and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother.

I am saddened that we cannot make music again together in this world, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother. One day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I ware is temporary. I will probably be alone.

They’re probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.
🔥🔥🔥🌠

#ToddYouth #Fireburnhc #Fireburn #Death”

* Photo courtesy of “The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film”