Iron Maiden, Evanescence, Puscifer, Etc. Releases Set For 2021 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 26) has officially been revealed. You can find that HERE. A list of various rock/metal releases can also be found below.

Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Aerosmith – “1971: The Road Starts Hear” (LP/Cassette)
  • All Them Witches – “Live On The Internet” (3XLP)
  • Blackberry Smoke – “Stoned” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet” (2XLP)
  • Crobot – “Rat Child” EP (Vinyl)
  • Dio – “Holy Diver” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Dio – “The Last In Line” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Evanescence – “Evanescence” (LP)
  • Fleetwood Mac – “Alternate Live” (2XLP)
  • Billy F. Gibbons – “Hardware” (CD)
  • The Reverend Horton Heat – “We Three Kings” (LP)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Paris ’67” (LP)
  • Iron Maiden – “Iron Maiden” (LP Picture Disc)
  • Judas Priest – “Best Of Judas Priest” (2XLP)
  • King’s X “Please Come Home … Mr. Bulbous” (LP)
  • James LaBrie – “Elements Of Persuasion” (2XLP)
  • LA Guns – “Waking The Dead” (LP)
  • Motörhead – “The Lost Tapes, Vol. 1 (Live In Madrid 1995)” (2XLP)
  • Mr. Big – “Lean Into It” (LP)
  • Night Ranger – “Somewhere In California” (LP)
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “No More Tears” (12″ Picture Disc)
  • Poison – “Flesh & Blood” (LP)
  • Puscifer – “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents: Puscifer Live at the Mayan Theatre” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Puscifer – “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti” (LP)
  • Gavin Rossdale – “Wanderlust” (2XLP)
  • Saigon Kick – “The Lizard” (LP)
  • Smith/Kotzen – “Better Days” (Vinyl)
  • Joe Strummer – “Johnny Appleseed” (12″ Vinyl)
  • Tesla – “Mechanical Resonance” (LP)
  • Twiztid – “I Tried 2 Warn U” (7″ Vinyl)
  • Nancy Wilson – “You And Me” (2XLP)

[via Loudwire]

Ex-Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Gilby Clarke Performs With Night Ranger In Sturgis, SD

During Night Ranger’s August 9 set at Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota, the band were joined by guest guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses). The group recruited Clarke after Keri Kelli was forced to miss the show due to a knee injury.

[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.

Watch Night Ranger Perform “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

During Night Ranger’s July 16 set at the Rock Fest in Cadott, WI, the band were joined onstage by Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) for a performance of “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.” You can see footage of that below. Night Ranger’s Jack Blades told Ultimate Classic Rock the following:

“Brad [Gillis] and I had met him a few years ago, with Eddie Trunk on ‘That Metal Show’. We were excited to share the stage with him at Rock Fest and I asked him if he wanted to sing the second verse of ‘Don’t Tell Me You Love Me’… and if he knew the words. He said, ‘Hell yeah,’ and out he came and killed it. [He’s] a brilliant songwriter and an amazing talent. We are happy to call him our friend.”

Tesla, Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Etc. Set For Inaugural Monsters On The Mountain Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Monsters On The Mountain festival. The event will take place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on October 15-17 and it will feature the following artists: Tesla, Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Winger, Kix, Slaughter, Firehouse, Eclipse, Pat Travers, BulletBoys, Vixen, Kingdom Come, Lynch Mob, Rhino Bucket, Liliac, Native Sons, Gilby Clarke, John Corabi, Anthony Corder, Mark Evans, Randy Hansen, Jeff Scott Soto, and Jason Bieler. Former “That Metal Show” hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine will host the festival. SiriusXM’s Boneyard and Hair Nation will also help keep the party going as well.

Night Ranger Premiere “Breakout” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “ATBPO”

Night Ranger have premiered a new video for their new song “Breakout.” This track is from the band’s new album “ATBPO” (aka “And The Band Played On”), which will be released on August 6.

“ATBPO” Track Listing:

01. “Coming For You”
02. “Bring It All Home To Me”
03. “Breakout”
04. “Hard To Make It Easy”
05. “Can’t Afford A Hero”
06. “Cold As December”
07. “Dance”
08. “The Hardest Road”
09. “Monkey”
10. “A Lucky Man”
11. “Tomorrow”
12. “Savior” (bonus track; CD and LP versions only)

Jack Blades said the following about the record:

“The process was strange but the outcome rocks.”

Kelly Keagy continued:

“This record was incredibly hard to do as we could not be in a room together with all the COVID-19 issues that were going on. But sometimes you do your best work when there’s a deadline approaching.”

Brad Gillis added:

“It’s been a crazy but fun task trying to write and finish this new record in a COVID situation. A few zoom video gatherings got us started. With everybody in the band having their own home studios, we were all able to elaborate and add our own textures to each song. As a vintage guitar collector, I was able to add some great classic sounds to rhythm and solos using my 57 Strat and 52 Goldtop! I hope everyone enjoys the record!”

Night Ranger Working On New Album

Night Ranger have confirmed that they are working on a new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.

The following was said on the band’s official website:

“Songwriting started with the three original members Jack Blades (lead vocals/bass), Kelly Keagy (lead vocals/drums), and Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars) meeting and putting their initial ideas together. The recording has now started with Eric Levy (keyboards) and Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars) joining the process and the band will record through the rest of the year. The plan, subject to change, is to deliver the record to Frontiers in the first few months of 2021, with a release in the summer currently planned. The hope is that the album release will coincide with the band’s return to the stage, conditions permitting.”

The group also added:

“What this world needs now is to come together through music and Night Ranger is on it! We are excited to create a new studio album with our great partners at Frontiers Music. Our biggest problem is that we have so many songs, we’re trying to figure out which ones to leave off! Rock and Roll baby.”

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Halestorm, The Black Crowes, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Six String Salute” Virtual Concert

A number of artists will be joining forces for the “Six String Salute” virtual concert. The event will take place on September 17 and proceeds from it will benefit Crew Nation. Here’s the artists that are set to appear: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Steve Vai, Tommy Shaw (Styx) with the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Halestorm, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Joe Satriani, Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Alice Cooper’s Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie with Kansas’ Richard Williams, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jennifer Batten, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy), Steve Cropper, Jesse Dayton, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Jeff Watson (Night Ranger), Nick Perri (The Underground Thieves), Sammy Boller, Ross the Boss, and Joyous Wolf. “Six String Salute” will be hosted by Steve Black (“The Chop Shop”) and it can be viewed on Live Nation’s YouTube channel. Limited edition merchandise will be also be available during the stream.

Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Etc. Set To Perform At 2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally, Masks & Social Distancing Reportedly Not Required

The 80th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally in Sturgis, SD is scheduled to go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. The local city council voted to move forward with the event with PPE guidelines in place for staff, vendors, etc. However, a number of outlets are reporting that masks and social distancing will not be mandatory. The rally will be held on August 7-16 and Smash Mouth, Trapt, Adelitas Way, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Lit, Quiet Riot, Saving Abel, Night Ranger and more are still set to perform despite the apparent lack of safety measures.

[via The PRP]