Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Etc. Set For 2022 Monsters Of Rock Cruise

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Monsters Of Rock cruise. The cruise, which will take place on February 9-14, will set sail from Miami, Florida and it will make stops in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti. Here’s the confirmed artists: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Kix, Winger, Michael Monroe, Great White, H.E.A.T, Loudness, Pat Travers, Y&T, Eclipse, Vixen, Rose Tattoo, Black ‘N Blue, Firewind, Chris Holmes, Joel Hoekstra, Lillian Axe, Faster Pussycat, Pink Cream 69, Dangerous Toys, Killer Dwarfs, XYZ, Beasto Blanco, Electric Boys, Crazy Lixx, Little Caesar, Roxanne, Signal 13, and John Corabi.

Whitesnake, L.A. Guns, Stryper, Etc. Members Featured In New Documentary On COVID-19’s Impact On The Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media have release a new documentary focusing on the harsh impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the music industry. The film is titled “Let The Music Play” and it features members of Whitesnake, Foreigner, Stryper, L.A. Guns, Enuff- Z’Nuff, and more. The documentary was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive. It also includes an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack Miele. Here’s a description of the film:

“A feature-length documentary by DailyBOOM Media on Covid-19’s crushing impact on the music industry as seen through the eyes of artists, musicians, promoters, venue owners, merchandisers and Save Our Stages/NIVA ambassadors.”

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Joe Biden Winning The Presidency

Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will now become the 46th president of the United States. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to react to the good news and you can find some of their various posts below:

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Otep:

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Machine Head:

Chris Motionless (Motionless In White):

Spider One (Powerman 5000):

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones):

Sacred Reich:

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Chad I Ginsburg (CKY):

Ben Koller (Converge):

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns):

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“Empathy” 11.07.2020, Richmond, VA. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS… all the major news networks have just called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Although these are just projections by media outlets (nothing is official until the members of the Electoral College cast their votes on Dec. 14th, 2020, then announced by a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021), & although there will be a lot of lawsuits brought forth by Donald Trump who will not concede anytime soon (or ever?), it’s obvious that it’s OVER- Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone, no matter who you voted for, to behave with some class; to speak & act with some empathy. This country has been consumed by a toxic polarity- it is time for that toxicity to end, because it is not sustainable & it does not accomplish anything. We are all tired. We all have strong feelings. It is time to act like adults with correctly calibrated moral compasses. My feelings about President Trump (& politicians in general, for that matter) are well known, but I have zero reason to gloat. That is childish, & it accomplishes nothing. Instead I will choose to act with empathy, & hope that some level of civility will return to American discourse across the board. I just came back from a “Stop the Steal” rally near the VA State Capitol, where I shot these photos. No one was rude to me, & they announced from the beginning that it would be a peaceful protest- that is their right, & although I disagree with them, I support their right- they are my countrymen & women. These people are going to be very upset today- I will show people like this empathy in the hope that we can find common ground somehow, & that this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last 4 years will begin to lift. It HAS to, or we all are screwed. Please- let’s all start talking to each other again. I hope you all have a good day- now, I’m going surfing. Peace. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MadeInWetzlar #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #honetheaesthetic

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Nergal (Behemoth):

Brian May (Queen):

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Congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and trailblazer Kamala Harris !!! It’s been hard for me to stay silent over the last few days, weeks, months, but I felt it would be wrong to interfere in even the smallest way in the politics of another country. But there is a part of me that will always be rooted in the USA – I love America and have felt profound pain watching its freedoms and decency being eroded. I can now finally speak up. I feel massive joy – I see this is a victory for the people by the people – and hopefully just in time to make it possible to start to heal the terrible damage that has been done to the American Nation and its standing in the World in recent times. I’m thrilled for my dear American friends, that they have taken this step to reclaim compassion, justice, truth, accountability, and dignity. I’m well aware that America is split as to whether Trump as a president was a Champ or a Chump. But what you guys will discover over the next few weeks is that the rest of the world was NOT split. The whole world, like me, is rejoicing with you at this moment – feeling that we are getting our best friend back – our friend America. Yes – I will pray for unity and decent debate, with some great Rebublicans sharing the work load in the new regime. And – Yes – at last – the United States of America can again be Champions of the World !!! Bri

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#dems #gop #republican #democracy #democrats

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2020 M3 Rock Festival Rescheduled For September

The 2020 M3 Rock Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on September 4-6. Organizers commented:

“The 2020 M3 Rock Festival, originally scheduled for May 1-3, is being rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend, September 4-6, 2020 due to the coronavirus. All tickets will be honored on the new dates, of course. Unfortunately Ratt and Tyketto will no longer be able to perform, but we are thrilled to announce the addition of Winger to the lineup and more will be announced! We can’t wait to rock with you this September! Stay safe and see you at Merriweather soon. Keep your eyes peeled for additional info from Ticketmaster about these new dates.”

Alice Cooper, Saxon, Skid Row, Etc. Set For 2021 Monsters Of Rock Cruise

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Monsters Of Rock cruise. The cruise, which will take place on February 8-13, will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and it will make stops in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Labadee, Haiti. Here’s the confirmed artists: Alice Cooper, Crazy Lixx, Eclipse, Kix, L.A. Guns, Lit, Loudness, Michael Monroe, Pat Travers, Pink Cream 69, Rose Tattoo, Saxon, Skid Row, Tom Keifer, and XYZ.

Tesla, Ratt, Accept, Etc. Set For 2020 M3 Rock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 M3 Rock Festival. The event will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 1-3 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1 (kickoff party): Kix, Slaughter, Heaven’s Edge, and Mike Tramp.

May 2: Tesla, Accept, Y&T, Faster Pussycat, Doro, L.A. Guns, and Killer Dwarves.

May 3: Ratt, Night Ranger, Stryper, Steven Adler, Steelheart, Bango Tango, Dangerous Toys, Little Caesar, and Tyketto.

Ministry, L.A. Guns, Etc. Members To Guest On David Hasselhoff’s New Album

David Hasselhoff has revealed the details for his new album “Open Your Eyes.” The effort will be released on September 27 and it will feature a number of guests including Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Tyler Bates (ex-Marilyn Manson), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), etc. The record will include covers of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” Modern English’s “I Melt With You”, Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” etc.

“Open Your Eyes” Track Listing:

01. “Open Your Eyes” (feat. James Williamson)
02. “Head On” (feat. Elliot Easton)
03. “I Melt With You” (feat. Steve Stevens)
04. “Lips Like Sugar” (feat. A Flock Of Seagulls)
05. “Heroes” (feat. Tyler Bates)
06. “Here I Go Again” (feat. Tracii Guns)
07. “Jump In My Car” (feat. Todd Rundgren)
08. “Rhinestone Cowboy” (feat. Charlie Daniels)
09. “If You Could Read My Mind” (feat. Ava Cherry)
10. “Sugar, Sugar” (feat. Steve Cropper)
11. “Mit 66 Jahren” (feat. Patrick Moraz) [Cd Only]
12. “Sweet Caroline” (feat. Al Jourgensen)
13. “That’s Life”

Watch Official Trailer For New Movie “Sunset Society” Feat. The Late Lemmy Kilmister, Tracii Guns, & Dizzy Reed

An official trailer has been shared for the new movie “Sunset Society.” The film was directed by Phoebe Dollar and Rolfe Kanefsky and it stars Dollar along with the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Steve-O (“Jackass”), Ron Jeremy, Robert Donovan, Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), and Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses). The movie will debut on July 6 at the Downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The night will also include DJ sets and live bands. “Sunset Society” will also be available on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray on July 24. Furthermore, the soundtrack, which features music from Kilmister, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps), Jyrki 69 (The 69 Eyes), etc. will be released as part of a Blu-ray/DVD Home Entertainment version and as a standalone digital download and vinyl LP (out August 17).

Here’s a film synopsis:

Welcome to the world of the Sunset Society, a secret organization in Hollywood where parties are held, musicians gather and blood flows freely! Ace (Lemmy from “Motorhead”) is the head vampire in charge who likes to keep the fun going while keeping the profile low. However, due to a few rebels in his midst, humans are starting to catch on to his vampire ways.

In an attempt to keep a lid on his organization, Ace enlists the help of Frankie (Ron Jeremy), Sophia (Phoebe Dollar), and Mr. Cross (Robert Donavan) to stop the leak of information. An innocent woman is turned into a vampire without permission and she is starting to cause problems. A streetwalker has recorded a DVD of real vampire activity on the Sunset Strip and is now selling the disc on the street to the highest bidder. And Dagger, a disgruntled vampire, wants to try to live as a human again no matter what the cost.

Everyone is now in danger as passions get out of control, bodies are invaded and loyalties are put to the limit.

Between blood orgies and magic spells, Ace has his hands full but can even he stop the secret of his underground society from getting out to the public at large and who will survive the wrath of the unknown vengeful stranger now stalking all the vampires for revenge?! Nobody is quite what they seem when the sun goes down in this land of dreams and nightmares.

SUNSET SOCIETY – is a fresh take on the vampire lore. Loaded with rocking songs, sexy girls, and Lemmy’s final starring performance, get ready for a horrific and bloody adventure where music, animation, and legends come together and live forever!

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Buckcherry, Sevendust, Dope, Etc. Set For 2016 LaconiaFest

The 2016 LaconiaFest will be held at Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre in Laconia, N.H, on June 11-19, during the Laconia Motorcycle Week. The event will feature over 100 bands, including: Bret Michaels, Ted Nugent, Buckcherry, Sevendust, Lita Ford, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Fuel, Saving Abel, Attika 7, Dope, L.A. Guns, Dead By Wednesday, Trixter, Warrant, Next to None and more. The festival will also have food, drinks, motorcycle stunt shows, etc.

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Riki Rachtman Books Sebastian Bach, L.A. Guns, Extreme Etc. For Cathouse Live Festival

Former Headbanger’s Ball host, Riki Rachtman has organized a festival in honor of the Cathouse night club, which was a big place for shows in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. The Cathouse Festival will take place August 15, at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California, and will include the following artists:

Extreme, Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy, Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘n’ Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff, Little Caesar, and an all-star jam.

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