Doro Pesch To Guest On Lita Ford’s New Album

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Doro Pesch revealed that she will be guesting on Lita Ford’s new album. She said the following:

“I just did something with Lita Ford, like, a year ago. I got this [‘Metal Hall Of Fame’] award… I could give her this award. I got it one year before. Actually, in Wacken [Germany at the Wacken Open Air festival], the American guys came over. They flew to Wacken and I got this beautiful award. Oh, it was so awesome. And then I could give it to Lita Ford one year later. And we said, ‘We’ve gotta do something [together].’ Because we know each other from the early ’80s. We did many photo sessions [together] and had many laughs. And we did actually something nice in the studio. And it will be on her record eventually. Yeah, we did something.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Jackyl, Etc. Set For Inaugural RokIsland Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural RokIsland Fest. The event will take place in Key West, Florida on January 14-17, 2022 and it will feature the following:

January 14: Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Winger, Firehouse, and Steelheart.

January 15: Loverboy, Skid Row, Warrant, Bulletboys, and Enuff Z’Nuff.

January 16: Dee Snider, Dokken/Lynch Reunion, Slaughter, Last In Line, and Faster Pussycat.

January 17: Jackyl, Lita Ford, Jack Russell’s Great White, Vixen, and Bango Tango.

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.

Sebastian Bach, Bret Michaels, Lita Ford, Etc. To Take Part In “’80s Radical Sabbatical” Virtual Festival

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Bret Michaels (Poison), Lita Ford, Kenny Loggins, Grand Master Flash, Ray Parker Jr., and more will be taking part in the upcoming “’80s Radical Sabbatical” virtual festival. That event is set to take place on January 30, 2021 and more information on it can be found HERE.

Alice Cooper Postpones Spring North American Tour

Alice Cooper has postponed his spring North American tour with Lita Ford due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. Information regarding previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be available soon at AliceCooper.com. It is recommended that those who have tickets should retain them, as they may be valid for the re-scheduled shows. Let’s get through this together and resume rocking later in the year.”

Alice Cooper Announces Tour With Tesla & Lita Ford

Alice Cooper has announced a U.S. tour with Tesla and Lita Ford. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/03 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
06/05 Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino
06/06 Topeka, KS – Stormont Vail Events Center
06/07 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/09 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
06/10 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
06/12 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino (with Blue Öyster Cult)
06/13 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
06/14 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/16 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/17 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
06/21 Baltimore, MD – The Hall at Live! Casino + Hotel (no Tesla)
06/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
06/26 Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
06/27 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

As previously reported, Alice Cooper and Lita Ford also have an April tour booked.

Watch Footage Of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Testament, Etc. Members Performing At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash was held at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16 and it included an all-star jam featuring members of Foo Fighters, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Crowbar, Stone Sour, Testament, Act Of Defiance, Prong, Static-X, Vio-lence, Sepultura, and tons more. You can see some footage from the concert below:

Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Stone Sour, Etc. Members To Perform At 2020 Dimebash

The 2020 Dimebash will take place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on January 16. The concert, which is being held in honor of the late Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), will include an all-star jam featuring Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) as well as members of Accept, Act Of Defiance, Anthrax, Armored Saint, Bad Wolves, Bad Guys Wear Black, Broken Hope, Butcher Babies, Cody Jinks, Crowbar, Cypress Hill, Dylan Rose, Hatebreed, HELLYEAH, In Flames, In This Moment, Iron Maidens, Kill Devil Hill, King Diamond, King’s X, Kyng, Lamb Of God, Lita Ford, Pearl, Prong, Sebastian Bach, Sepultura, Stone Sour, The Haunted, Testament, and Tyr. Jose Mangin will host the event along with Riki Rachtman and WhiskeyDick will open. Tickets are available at dimebagdarrell.com.

Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Etc. Set For 2020 Tierra Sagrada Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Tierra Sagrada festival. The event will take place at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio, TX on September 19 and it will feature: Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Riot V, Starz, Dangerous Toys, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, and Jessikill.

[via Blabbermouth]

Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Etc. Featured In “The Rainbow” Documentary

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to the Zak Knutson directed documentary “The Rainbow.” The film, which focuses on the Rainbow Bar & Grill and the Whisky A Go Go, features interviews with a number of rock legends. The documentary will be available on October 29 and a description of it can be found below:

“Since 1972, nestled near the wester end of Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip sits The Rainbow Bar & Grill. While the world around it has changed dramatically, The Rainbow remains much like it did when it opened its doors. Legendary musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Lita Ford, Gene Simmons, Lemmy Kilmister in one of his final interview, and many more, recount their stories from the iconic venue and we meet the three generation owners, Mario, Mikael, and Mikey Maglieri, who have witnessed and dedicated their lives to preserving rock history.”