Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil “Ready To Conquer The World” After Recovering From COVID-19, Band To Begin Rehearsals This Week

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil has shared a brief health update following his recent battle with COVID-19. The frontman said the following:

“Feeling better and ready to conquer the world thanks to @rainhannah for getting me through this dam Covid!!!”

In other news, bassist Nikki Sixx has also confirmed that the band are getting ready to begin rehearsals with their new touring guitarist John 5 (ex-Rob Zombie, etc.):

“42 years and I still get excited about the first day of band rehearsal. Here we go………..”

James Michael On The Possibility Of New Sixx:A.M. Music: “All Three Of Us Would Say The Door Is Not Shut”

During a recent appearance on “In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie,” Sixx:A.M.’s James Michael discussed the possibility of new music from the band. According to him, “all three [members] would say the door is not shut.”

Michael said the following:

“It’s a good question. And yeah, there’s a lot of interest in that…

We kind of went into hiatus, we kind of went away without really letting people know why. And the reality was that we were all really burned out. We were three friends that started this band as just a bunch of guys in a room making up songs together, and it just turned into something so much more significant over the years. And we were so lucky and so blessed to have the more-than-a-decade-long career that we’ve had so far.

The best way that I can answer the questions about what is the future of SIXX:A.M. and what’s going on with them is we have no plans right now to do anything moving forward. But I do talk quite regularly with both Nikki [Sixx] and DJ [Ashba]. And we all love what SIXX:A.M. was and became so much that… Would I love to make another SIXX:A.M. record? Absolutely. There’s nothing I’d love more than getting back in the room with Nikki and DJ and the whole gang and just experiencing that.

I would say all three of us would say the door is not shut [to future SIXX:A.M. activity]. It’s just with SIXX:A.M., we never were supposed to be a band in the first place. When we started, we were just, like I said, three guys getting together and making up songs. And then we recorded those songs. I wasn’t supposed to be the singer; we were just eventually gonna find a singer to actually record — take my voice off and put somebody else’s voice on. But just through circumstances, it just ended up taking off. And I’m just grateful for that experience. It’s just been amazing.”

He also added the following about working with Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba:

“To answer the question what it’s like to work with Nikki and DJ, it’s that chemistry that you hope you find when you are in this music industry. You hope that you get lucky enough to meet a guy or a couple of guys that you just jell with and that you can work with on every level — professional and personal. And that’s what it’s been like.

I think that there were tough times; there were very, very times being in SIXX:A.M. because we’re three very, very opinionated people. But 99 percent of the time, those strong opinions are also what became the strong support group for one another. When I, as the producer of the albums, would just reach a point where I didn’t know what the next right move was, I always had my two very, very skilled partners to lean on and to just say, ‘Hey, I need your input on this. Where should we go?’ And it was just always that kind of a give-and-take relationship.

SIXX:A.M. was always very much a democracy; we all brought ideas in and we all collaborated. We love that process so much. We laughed our way through a decade of making music. That’s the part I look forward to the most, is just getting the three of us in a room together, because it’s just non-stop laughter. And usually what we come up with ends up being something I’m very, very proud of.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) And Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse) Feud Over Backing Tracks

Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke have been feuding on Twitter. The war of words started after SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk called out Falling In Reverse for cancelling their set at the WIIL Rock festival in Grayslake, IL due to missing laptops.

Trunk initially said the following:

“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters , media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock shows… not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play “live” that’s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, JACKYL . No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.”

Radke then fired back with the following:

“@EddieTrunk so you wanna talk hella Shit about laptops but go watch kiss lip sync, Steven Tyler plays the piano then half way through the song he stands on top of piano while it sill plays yet here we are acting like they all don’t use tracks you fucking idiot. Literal moron”

He also claimed Bach was using tracks in a video he shared on Twitter:

From there, the two have been having a back and forth:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach then challenged Radke in a since deleted tweet:

“It’s always so much fun to show someone what the world was like before the internet existed get f****** ready. Virtual reality is so much fun until you have to deal with actual reality. In your face. Can’t wait to meet you in person. Name the time and the place and I will introduce you to rock and roll in person man”

Radke fired back with:

You can find some more tweets from the back and forth between the two below:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach:

Radke:

Notably, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx seemingly defended Radke. He said the following:

“Keep beating that fake bullshit drum. Sounds so ‘Get Off My Lawn’. God forbid if some artists use technology as a creative tool on albums and in live settings. I get it. Just open your mind and stop fighting reality. Makes you sound outta touch and I like that you fly the rock flag.”

Radke added:

UPDATE: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte and Jason Richardson have since chimed in as well:

Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds added:

Crown The Empire’s Hayden Tree also jumped in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Here’s The Setlist And Some Fan-Filmed Footage From Foo Fighters’ Second Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Yesterday (September 27), Foo Fighters took the stage at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California to pay tribute to the late great Taylor Hawkins. Like the first tribute show in London, England, the band were joined by numerous special guests. The setlist and some fan-filmed footage from the concert can be found below.

Setlist:

Violet Grohl and Alain Johannes:

01. “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover)

Joan Jett with Travis Barker and Foo Fighters:

02. “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways cover)
03. “Bad Reputation”

Chevy Metal:

04. “Riff Raff” (AC/DC cover)
05. “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” (Yes cover) (ft. Jon Davison)
06. “Heroes” (David Bowie cover) (ft. Kesha)

Coattail Riders, Greg Kurstin, Rufus Taylor, and Justin Hawkins:

07. “Range Rover Bitch” (Taylor Hawkins cover)
08. “It’s Over”
09. “Something About You” (Level 42 cover) (ft. Mark King)
10. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (The Darkness cover)

James Gang:

11. “Walk Away”
12. “The Bomber: Closet Queen” / “Bolero” / “Cast Your Fate to the Wind”
13. “Funk #49” (ft. Dave Grohl)

Mark Ronson, Andrew Watt, Roger Manning, and Dave Grohl:

14. “Right On Down The Line” (Gerry Rafferty cover)

Them Crooked Vultures and Greg Kurstin:

15. “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (Elton John cover)
16. “Dead End Friends”
17. “Long Slow Goodbye” (Queens Of The Stone Age cover)

Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese, Justin Hawkins, and Dave Grohl:

18. “Panama” (Van Halen cover)
19. “Hot For Teacher” (Van Halen cover)

Def Leppard and Foo Fighters:

20. “Rock Of Ages”
21. “Photograph” (ft. Miley Cyrus)

Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Derek Day, and Foo Fighters:

22. “Live Wire” (Mötley Crüe cover)
23. “Home Sweet Home” (Mötley Crüe cover)

Elliot Easton, Foo Fighters, and Josh Homme:

24. “Shake It Up” (The Cars cover)
25. “Just What I Needed” (The Cars cover)

Nancy Wilson, P!nk, Foo Fighters, and John Theodore:

26. “Barracuda” (Heart cover)

Stewart Copeland and Foo Fighters:

27. “Next to You” (The Police cover)
28. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (The Police cover) (ft. Jon Davison)

Alanis Morissette with Chris Chaney, Chad Smith, and Foo Fighters:

29. “You Oughta Know”

Sebastian Bach, Geezer Butler, Lars Ulrich, and Foo Fighters:

30. “Supernaut” (Black Sabbath cover)
31. “Paranoid” (Black Sabbath cover)

Rush:

32. “2112 Part I: Overture” (ft. Dave Grohl)
33. “Working Man” (ft. Chad Smith)
34. “YYZ” (ft. Danny Carey)

Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Krist Novoselic, Taylor Momsen, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl:

35. “The Day I Tried To Live” (Soundgarden cover)
36. “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden cover)

Queen with Foo Fighters:

37. “We Will Rock You”
38. “I’m In Love With My Car” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
39. “Under Pressure” (ft. Justin Hawkins)
40. “Somebody To Love” (ft. P!nk)
41. “Love Of My Life”

Foo Fighters:

42. “All My Life”
43. “The Pretender” (ft. P!nk)
44. “Walk” (with ft. Travis Barker)
45. “Low” (with ft. Matt Cameron)
46. “This Is A Call” (ft. Brad Wilk)
47. “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” (ft. Pat Wilson)
48. “Creep” (Radiohead cover) (ft. Dave Chapelle)
49. “Run” (ft. Omar Hakim)
50. “Best Of You” (ft. Rufus Taylor)
51. “My Hero” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
52. “I’ll Stick Around” (ft. Shane Hawkins)
53. “Everlong” (ft. Chad Smith)

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.

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.”

Stephen Pearcy Says Members Of RATT & Mötley Crüe Almost Formed A Band Together

During a recent interview with Tommy London of SiriusXM Hair Nation, Stephen Pearcy revealed that him and his late RATT bandmate Robbin Crosby almost formed a band with Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee many years ago. However, the project never fully materialized.

Pearcy said the following:

“I’m doing another book, part two, next year, and that’s actually one of the stories that I kind of held back. There’s a bunch — with VAN HALEN and guys and stuff.

When we met MÖTLEY — first we have to start with how we met them. So Robbin and I used to go out all the time into Hollywood — you know, ‘The [Sunset] Strip, yeah. You’ve gotta be seen. You’ve gotta be out there.’ Well, MÖTLEY was doing the same thing. Nikki, Tommy, Vince [Neil] — they’d be doing the same thing. You know, tripping down the Strip, going to the Rainbow, going here, getting fucked up… So anyway, we meet them on the Strip, hanging out. We became friends and we became The Gladiators, which was our street thing there, when we went out together. And we each had names, which goes back to [Robbin’s nickname] ‘King’. I don’t know if it was Nikki who gave him that nickname or Robbin gave it to himself.

So in ’82, we really became close friends. don’t think Nikki was ever really satisfied. Musicians were coming and going in bands, as the whole implosion was getting going — [in] ’81, ’82 in L.A. and that whole Strip thing. He wasn’t happy with his band at that moment.

So, yes, it’s a true story. Robbin, Nikki, Tommy and myself, and me on guitar, were rehearsing at [pre-RATT band] MICKEY RATT’s rehearsal in Culver City there. And I believe we rehearsed for a couple of times. I don’t know if we wanted to start a band or if we were just jamming, but something was getting intense in there. And Nikki is, like, ‘Nah. I’m gonna go do my thing.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m here. Me and Robbin are doing our thing.’ And so be it.

Yeah — true story. True story. So, if that would have been a band, it would have been a great band, actually. I don’t know what songs we played, but we were very supportive of each other back in the day, in the beginning, yeah. It was great.”

He continued when asked if the group were planning to use The Gladiators moniker:

“Well, that’s probably what we were gonna call it — THE GLADIATORS. I really don’t know. I’d have to check with my roadie guy back then. I forget the shit. We were kind of almost taking it seriously, if I remember, like, ‘All right. We’re gonna be here. We’re gonna rehearse.’ But it happened a couple of times, yeah — a couple of times. So there’s a bit of a tale there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, 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), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters Reveal Special Guests For Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have revealed the special guests that will be joining them during their Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Dave Chappelle, and Chevy Metal.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, 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), Pat Wilson (Weezer), and Chevy Metal.

Nikki Sixx On Unauthorized Mötley Crüe Play: “We Have Never Been Approached About This Play”

Nikki Sixx has taken to social media to condemn the release of writer/director David Lucarelli’s unauthorized Mötley Crüe play, “The Crüe: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth.” That show is currently set to debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles, CA on June 4.

Sixx said the following on Instagram:

“Fans of Mötley Crüe have asked about a new play by David Zucarelli’s [sic] called ‘The Crüe: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth.’

I was disappointed to see an advertisement using my image and our band’s trademark The Crüe to promote this play.

The advertising is misleading because it suggests that I and the other members of the band are somehow involved with the play.

We have never been approached about this play. And Mötley Crüe has no connection or affiliation with this play whatsoever.”