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]

Poison’s Rikki Rockett Tests Positive For COVID-19 Despite Being Fully Vaccinated

Poison’s Rikki Rockett has revealed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19. The drummer has already been fully vaccinated, but some breakthrough cases like his are expected considering the vaccines are not 100% effective at stopping infection. Despite this, the shots are still effective at preventing death and severe illness.

Rockett said the following in part:

“I was diagnosed, or got a positive test… My son and I stayed in the camper on Friday. On Saturday, he came down with symptoms. So Saturday afternoon, I took him to the urgent care and we had him tested. The doctor said, ‘It’s 50/50. We don’t know.’ Sunday, we got the call that he was positive. On Monday, I went in and got tested. It came back negative, ’cause I was a day early. And I got the results on Tuesday. By then, I was having symptoms. And so I went back in and got a rapid test. And it was positive. So, I’m not the only one in my family. Now everybody has it.”

He continued:

“Guess what: I’m vaccinated. I’m fully vaccinated, and I’ve been vaccinated for months. I don’t know if this is the [COVID-19] delta variant, but every physician I’ve spoken to said it has every hallmark of being the delta variant.”

“You’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘Vaccinated and you still got COVID. Do you feel like an idiot for getting vaccinated?’ No. The reason I don’t feel that way is because I know that this would be way worse, especially if it was the delta variant. And I’m pretty sure — pretty, pretty sure; and I’m gonna get a DNA sequence to make sure — but absolutely every doctor that my family and I have come in contact with, and I think we’re counting seven doctors now, have all said, ‘It is the hallmarks… Everything that you describe is the delta variant.’ So I’m quite confident that that’s what it is. And that would completely devastate me if I hadn’t had the vaccine.”

Rockett also added:

“I am a cancer survivor — almost five years ago, I had cancer, and I’ve been cancer-free since then. I did a little inquiry with the clinic, and they said, ‘No. We’re getting dozens of people a day that are vaccinated that are testing positive with the delta variant.”

“So, this is the predominant variant right now, and it just sucks, ’cause it’s no fun — trust me — it’s no fun. But it could have been a lot worse. I’m not on a respirator. My doctor told me yesterday. We had a nice call for about 20 minutes. I showed him all my numbers. But he said, ‘I’m pretty convinced you’re out of the woods.’ It’d be very weird for me to just relapse all of a sudden.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nikki Sixx Says Mötley Crüe And Def Leppard Might Bring “The Stadium Tour” To Other Parts Of The World

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett will finally head out on their U.S. stadium tour next year, but the trek might not stop there. During a recent interview with Marci Wiser of 95.5 KLOS, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx said that they may bring the tour to other countries as well.

Sixx said the following when asked about the decision to move the tour to 2022:

“We really did wanna go this year. It’s a little scary to go out there and have the tour maybe get canceled half way. And I know a lot of bands are out there and they’re testing the water and it looks really positive; I’m super excited.”

He also added:

“We have 30-some stadiums in America [booked for the tour]. And we’ll see. Maybe we might even drag it to Europe, South America, Japan — we don’t know yet. Right now it’s a little far off. But us and DEF LEPPARD are super close; that’s great. And we’ll just see what version of ‘The Stadium Tour’ might fit for other countries, if we decide to go. Maybe it’ll be the same lineup. I know people are super stoked for the lineup. It’s a good outdoor fun party evening.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Poison’s Bret Michaels Announces “Rags To Rescue” TV Show

Poison’s Bret Michaels has announced a new TV show, which he is calling “Rags To Rescue.” The frontman’s team said the following about that:

“We are excited to announce Bret Michaels’ new TV show “Rags To Rescue” coming soon. Currently in production it will feature stories of amazing pets, people and their unbroken fighting spirit. Highlighting incredible people willing to put in the time, effort and love it takes to go from rags to rescue. Bret is bringing nothin’ but a good time with good news to give hope and make you smile. Stay tuned to BretMichaels.com for updates. – Team Bret”

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, And Joan Jett Postpone Stadium Tour To 2022

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have postponed their stadium tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. The following statement was issued:

“To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It is going to be one for the history books!”

2022 Tour Dates:

06/16 Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park
06/18 Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
06/19 Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
06/22 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
06/24 Flushing, NY – Citifield
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
06/28 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
06/30 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
07/02 Jacksonville, FL – Tiaa Bank Field
07/05 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
07/08 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/10 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/12 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
07/14 Cleveland, OH – Firstenergy Stadium
07/15 Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
07/17 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
07/19 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
07/21 Denver, CO – Coors Field
08/05 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/06 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/10 Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/14 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/19 Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
08/21 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
08/22 Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
08/27 Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
08/28 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
08/31 Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
09/07 San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

Poison’s Rikki Rockett Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Poison’s Rikki Rockett has officially received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He tweeted the following about that:

Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Etc. Members Pay Tribute To Late Metal Edge Editor Gerri Miller

Gerri Miller has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. The journalist served as the editor for Metal Edge and also contributed to many other outlets such as People, Glamour, Muscle & Fitness, etc. A number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to Miller:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

KISS:

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Skid Row:

Mark Slaughter (Slaughter):

Warrant:

BulletBoys:

Tony Harnell (ex-TNT):

John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe):

New AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, And Fall Out Boy Funko Pop! Figures Announced

Funko have announced some new AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, and Fall Out Boy Pop! figures. Among them are Pop! Albums figures based on AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” and Pop! Rocks figures based on Poison’s Bret Michaels and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Bret Michaels (Poison) Training For Upcoming Action/Suspense Film

Poison’s Bret Michaels will be appearing in a new action/suspense film, tentatively titled “The Music Man.” The frontman is currently training for the role with 23-time Southwest Pistol League champion Taran Butler. Production on the film will begin later this year when CDC guidelines allow.