Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Def Leppard And Mötley Crüe’s Stadium Tour Earned $173.5 Million

According to Billboard, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe’s recent stadium tour ended up earning $173.5 million after selling 1.3 million tickets. The trek, which also featured Poison and Joan Jett, made its best money during two concerts at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, which generated $9.3 million. Four other shows also broke $6 million including dates in Charlotte, NC, Denver, CO, Glendale, AZ, and Inglewood, CA. The tour averaged about 37,520 tickets sold each night with $4.96 million earned.

Mötley Crüe, Ghost, Papa Roach, Kittie, Etc. Releases Set For 2022 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 25) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Black Label Society – “Skullage” (Colored 2xLP) (MNRK) (limited to 4,000)
  • Dream Widow – “Dream Widow” (Vinyl) (RCA) (limited to 12,000)
  • Ace Frehley – “Origins Vol. 2” (Picture Disc) (MNRK Heavy) (limited to 5,000)
  • Ghost – “Impera” (12″ Picture Disc) (Loma Vista) (limited to 9,250)
  • Kittie – “Oracle” (Clear Red Vinyl) (MNRK Heavy) (limited to 3,000)
  • Mötley Crüe – “Girls Girls Girls Tour EP” (10″ Vinyl) (BMG) (limited to 4,250)
  • Motörhead -“The Lost Tapes Vol.3 (Live in Malmo 2000)” (2xLP) (BMG) (limited 2,600)
  • Nashville Pussy – “Say Something Nasty” (Green/White Marble Vinyl) (MNRK Heavy) (limited to 2,400)
  • OTTTO – “Locos Live In Venice” (Vinyl) (Record Store Day) (limited to 1,000)
  • Papa Roach – “Ego Trip” (LP/7″) (New Noize Records) (limited to 3,000)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Return Of The Dream Canteen” (Silver 2xLP) (Warner) (limited to 5,000)
  • Rival Schools – “United By Fate” (Deluxe Edition) (2xLP) (Run For Cover Records) (limited to 700)
  • Shadows Fall – “The Art Of Balance” (LP) (M-Theory Audio) (limited to 2,500)
  • Silverstein – “Arrivals & Departures” (15th Anniversary Edition) (Craft Recordings) (limited to 3,900)
  • Dee Snider And Lzzy Hale – “The Magic Of Christmas Day” (10″) (BFD (limited to 1,500)
  • The Sword – “Apocryphon” (10th Anniversary Edition) (LP) (Craft Recordings) (limited to 3,800)
  • Wolfpack – “Complete Recordings 1996-1999” (LP box set) (Southern Lord) (limited to 800)

[via The PRP]

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Blasts Fan Who Complained About Audience Members Flashing Their Private Parts During The Band’s Shows

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has taken to social media to call out a fan, named Juan Alvarez, who took issue with people flashing their private parts during the band’s recent show in San Francisco CA. Alvarez, who plans to file a police report, told ABC7 Chicago the following:

“Minors and everyone was forced to see people nude on the big screen and everyone was doing it around us too. It was like Sodom and Gomorrah, it was crazy. Even the usher, he had to pull a guy down from the brick wall because he had his private parts out, screaming. It was pretty crazy. [The fans] thought it was absolutely fine and normal and hilarious and okay. When I brought up there were children and six- and nine-year-old girls and kids there, they said ‘Well, they shouldn’t have come to the CRÜE show.'”

Lee then responded with the following tweets:

Mötley Crüe To Continue Playing Shows, May Do A Las Vegas Residency

Mötley Crüe just wrapped up their stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, but it looks like further dates are being planned for next year and beyond. The band will play more shows with Def Leppard in Latin America and Europe in 2023, before returning to the U.S. in 2024.

Vince Neil told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the following:

“We’re far from being over. When we come back in ’24, we’re going to do it all over again.”

He went on to say that the band might even do a Las Vegas residency in 2024:

“We have definitely talked about doing it, and everybody loves to do the residencies, so I say, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna do it.’ We just have to look at sometime in ’24, to be back in Vegas. But we will be back.”

Neil also said that the band have no plans for new music:

“We are strictly a touring band. When you see this show at Allegiant, you’ll see why. You’re going to see something that’s unbelievable, lights and lasers, three dancers. There are a lot of cool special effects, and a cool band putting on a rock show.”

Nikki Sixx also shared a message on social media:

“Nothing as big as this comes from any one person alone. Yes you see us onstage and sometimes it seems as if it’s all about us but it’s really not. It’s about you the fans and who makes that happen? It’s a whole massive team. Hundreds of people behind the scenes everyday day and night. Every single element that you see was worked on for months and months. Our production team and crew are top of the top. Every light, every laser move, video content, video crew, bus and truck drivers, background dancers and choreographers, audio team, video team, back line team, programming, wardrobe, security, tour managers, agents and management. For now we take a final bow for these US and Canadian shows. Everybody is tired and yet excited about the the future #TheFutureIsOurs ⚡️SEE YOU IN FEBRUARY⚡️ special thanks to @defleppard for being the most bad ass tour partners and @poison @joanjett and @classlessact for support on the tour. Extra kick ass thank you to @samshapiromedia for documenting this tour.”

Hyro The Hero Joins Forces With Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars & Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop For New Song “Who’s That Playing On Your Radio”

Hyro The Hero has premiered a new video for his new song “Who’s That Playing On Your Radio.” The track, which features Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars and Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop, will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming horror film “The Retaliators.” As previously reported, that movie will be released on September 14, while the soundtrack will be released on September 16. Hyro commented:

“‘Who’s That Playing On Your Radio’ is the perfect example of when worlds collide. Not only do you hear the epic vocals of Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, but you also get the legendary guitar skills of Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe. It’s the perfect mix to bring about my description of two opposing sides ready to go to war and creating noise among the masses. Both sides believe in their heart they are right while simultaneously thinking each other is brainwashed. A constant cycle of society’s arguments.”

Mars added:

“I had a great time playing on this track. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did playing on it.”

AC/DC, Metallica, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members Added To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. Those shows will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, UK on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27.

Here’s the updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Nandi Bushell
  • Martin Chambers (The Pretenders)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • James Gang
  • Alain Johannes
  • Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • Nile Rodgers (Chic)
  • Mark Ronson
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Supergrass
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Chris Rock

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Mark King (ex-Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Mark Ronson
  • Gene Simmons (KISS)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer).

Notably, Foo Fighters have also revealed that the London, UK show will be streamed live. Blabbermouth shared a rundown of where you can watch it:

“The full Wembley Stadium show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including:

* Live coverage across Paramount+ (domestically),Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV brand YouTube channels (globally) beginning Saturday, September 3 (11:30 a.m. EDT / 4:30 p.m. BST).

* On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3 and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5.

Special editions of the concert will air in prime time across Paramount’s broadcast and cable channels globally:

* CBS television network will broadcast highlights from the tribute concert on Saturday, September 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

* MTV will also air the one-hour special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on Saturday, September 3 and other international territories on Sunday, September 4, followed by an extended two-hour compilation that will air globally in September.”

Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, & From Ashes To New Members Featured On “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets)”

The theme song has been released for the upcoming horror film “The Retaliators.” The track, which is titled “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets),” features members of Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, and From Ashes To New and an official video for it can be found below. As previously reported, the film will be released on September 14, while the soundtrack will be released on September 16. More details on both can be found HERE. Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx commented on the theme song:

“Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring. This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction from the first theme song I wrote – ‘The Dirt (1981)‘ by Mötley Crüe. I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Mötley Crüe’s audience to new fans. I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!”

Watch Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Perform “Home Sweet Home” At Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

On August 2, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil took the stage at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry venue for a special performance of “Home Sweet Home.” The frontman was joined by the house band as well as singer Cherish Lee, the daughter of Johnny Lee, and actress Charlene Tilton. Neil told the audience the following:

“I moved to Tennessee seven years ago, and I live in Franklin out by Leiper’s Fork, and I see some friends and family out here, and I want to thank you guys for coming out. This is really a chilling thing — place to be standing up here, you know.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Among Pollstar’s “Top Touring Artists” Of The Past 40 Years

Pollstar have shared two charts that showcase the “Top Touring Artists” of the past 40 years. One is based on box office grosses, while the other is based on tickets sold. You can check those out HERE.

A list of the rock/metal artists that made the charts can be found below:

“Top Touring Artists Of The Pollstar Era: Boxoffice Grosses”:

#01 The Rolling Stones ($2,165,280,638)
#02 U2 ($2,127,771,684)
#07 Bon Jovi ($1,329,891,400)
#08 Eagles ($1,314,544,780)
#09 Metallica ($1,219,599,179)
#10 Paul McCartney ($1,193,812,645)
#21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra ($768,990,894)
#23 Guns N’ Roses ($751,306,152)
#27 AC/DC ($668,427,967)
#31 Aerosmith ($603,229,413)
#41 KISS ($532,363,017)
#42 Def Leppard ($514,231,844)
#44 Iron Maiden ($475,817,777)
#45 Journey ($470,947,895)
#51 Muse ($413,911,387)
#55 Foo Fighters ($397,110,491)
#57 Red Hot Chili Peppers ($391,478,473)
#63 Mötley Crüe ($367,345,912)
#65 Pearl Jam ($351,816,504)
#73 Rush ($341,767,928)
#75 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers )$340,201,810)
#76 Santana ($338,300,077)
#81 The Who ($319,253,907)
#89 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ ($296,571,532)
#91 Van Halen ($295,611,828)
#96 Nickelback ($282,043,003)
#97 ZZ Top ($278,705,470)
#99 Scorpions ($271,865,172)
#100 Tool ($269,044,896)
#113 Queen + Adam Lambert ($225,209,819)
#119 Green Day ($204,959,692)
#132 Ozzy Osbourne ($186,754,231)
#133 Kid Rock ($186,416,121)
#142 Lynyrd Skynyrd ($174,624,299)
#143 ‘Ozzfest‘ ($174,320,095)

“Top Touring Artists Of The Pollstar Era: Tickets Sold”:

#01 U2 (26,178,043 tickets sold)
#06 Metallica (19,468,173 tickets sold)
#07 Bon Jovi (17,750,044 tickets sold)
#11 Trans-Siberian Orchestra (15,276,864 tickets sold)
#13 Aerosmith (13,336,974 tickets sold)
#22 AC/DC (11,512,424 tickets sold)
#23 Def Leppard (11,321,650 tickets sold)
#27 ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ (10,524,715 tickets sold)
#28 Paul McCartney (10,459,620 tickets sold)
#29 Journey (9,958,624 tickets sold)
#30 KISS (9,867,419 tickets sold)
#35 Iron Maiden (9,187,132 tickets sold)
#36 ZZ Top (9,104,788 tickets sold)
#42 Mötley Crüe (8,748,806 tickets sold)
#43 Rush (8,593,428 tickets sold)
#44 Guns N’ Roses (8,470,755 tickets sold)
#50 Santana (7,694,036 tickets sold)
#51 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (7,666,481 tickets sold)
#53 Van Halen (7,483,253 tickets sold)
#63 Pearl Jam (7,006,815 tickets sold)
#66 Red Hot Chili Peppers (6,846,945 tickets sold)
#76 Lynyrd Skynyrd (6,262,495 tickets sold)
#78 Muse (6,124,001 tickets sold)
#80 Ozzy Osbourne (6,006,522 tickets sold)
#82 The Who (5,920,078 tickets sold)
#83 Scorpions (5,864,625 tickets sold)
#84 Foo Fighters (5,815,511 tickets sold)
#88 Pink Floyd (5,662,178 tickets sold)
#89 Nickelback (5,605,065 tickets sold)
#104 Kid Rock (4,782,884 tickets sold)
#105 Green Day (4,764,387 tickets sold)
#109 Tool (4,483,293 tickets sold)
#118 Poison (3,911,113 tickets sold)
#120 ‘Ozzfest‘ (3,802,261 tickets sold)
#134 311 (3,482,392 tickets sold)
#142 Mötley Crüe (3,303,463 tickets sold)
#149 Linkin Park (3,211,166 tickets sold)