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.

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Announces Dates For “Slave To The Grind” 30th Anniversary Tour

Sebastian Bach will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full on a fall U.S. tour. Kaleido will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/25 Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago Casino (no Kaleido)
10/01 Grapevine, TX – Glass Cactus
10/03 Cedar Park, TX – Haute Spot
10/05 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/09 San Antonio, TX – Tierra Sagrada Rockfest (no Kaleido)
10/12 Hopewell, VA – Beacon
10/13 Bristol, TN – Paramount Center
10/15 New York, NY – Sony Hall
10/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/17 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
10/19 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10/20 Middletown, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway Arena
10/22 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10/25 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
10/26 Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
10/29-11/03 Miami, FL – Kiss Kruise (no Kaleido)
11/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/07 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/09 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/10 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/13 Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield
11/14 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
11/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
11/19 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/21 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/27 Denver, CO – Gothic
11/29 Billings, MT – Pub Station-Ballroom
11/30 Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
12/02 Suquamish, WA – Clearwater Casino
12/03 Portland, OR – Aladdin
12/06 San Francisco, CA – August Hall
12/11 Blue Lake, CA – Blue Lake Casino
12/16 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
12/17 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Johnny Solinger (Ex-Skid Row) Passes Away

Johnny Solinger (ex-Skid Row) has sadly passed away at the age of 55. This news comes after the singer was recently diagnosed with liver failure. Skid Row commented:

“We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans. Godspeed Singo. Say hello to Scrappy for us. Much love, Rachel Bolan ZP Theart Snake Sabo Rob Hammersmith Scotti Hill”

Skid Row To Perform “Slave To The Grind” In Full During Corning, California Show

Skid Row will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Slave To The Grind” by performing it in full during their July 11 show at The Amphitheater at Rolling Hills Casino And Resort in Corning, CA. That concert will also feature Warrant (preforming “Cherry Pie” in full), Winger, and Autograph.

Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Etc. Set For 2022 Monsters Of Rock Cruise

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Monsters Of Rock cruise. The cruise, which will take place on February 9-14, will set sail from Miami, Florida and it will make stops in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti. Here’s the confirmed artists: Alice Cooper, Queensrÿche, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Lit, L.A. Guns, Kix, Winger, Michael Monroe, Great White, H.E.A.T, Loudness, Pat Travers, Y&T, Eclipse, Vixen, Rose Tattoo, Black ‘N Blue, Firewind, Chris Holmes, Joel Hoekstra, Lillian Axe, Faster Pussycat, Pink Cream 69, Dangerous Toys, Killer Dwarfs, XYZ, Beasto Blanco, Electric Boys, Crazy Lixx, Little Caesar, Roxanne, Signal 13, and John Corabi.

Johnny Solinger (Ex-Skid Row) Diagnosed With Liver Failure

Johnny Solinger (ex-Skid Row) has been diagnosed with liver failure. The singer revealed the sad news on Facebook.

Solon said the following:

“It is with a heavy heart I must let everyone know what’s going on with me and my health. I have been hospitalized for over the last month. I have been diagnosed with liver failure. And prognosis is not so good. As with most musicians I do not have health insurance and it’s very difficult to get proper care without it.

I am currently under at least seven different medications and I need to have my abdomen drained off fluid that gets accumulated every couple of days. I have lost a lot of strength and will require physical therapy as well.

At the moment, I am looking into putting together some sort of fundraiser to help with the medical bills and with the palliative care I will need in the coming months. I am kindly asking those of you who could help put this together to step forward. I would not be asking you all this if I didn’t really need the help, but sadly this is where I’m at.

I appreciate and want you all to keep me in your thoughts and send me all the healing vibes you can, but I get exhausted easily so I will ask you to please not call or text unless absolutely necessary. But please, if you can help in this difficult time, I will wholeheartedly appreciate it.

Love you all. I will post a link where you can donate very soon but I wanted to update you on my condition.”

Skid Row Sign With earMUSIC

Skid Row have signed a new deal with earMUSIC for their next album. The band commented:

“We are extremely excited to have signed with earMUSIC. Not only do we have an incredible team to work with, but we are label mates with iconic artists like Deep Purple and Alice Cooper. To say we are psyched is an understatement.”

Max Vaccaro, general manager at earMUSIC, added:

“We have been given the chance to listen to many songs in pre-production stage and we were completely impressed by the energy and the songwriting quality. Skid Row have reached great levels of success in the ’80s and the ’90s, but we are sure that they have all they need today to open a new chapter in their career and return to be one of the leading names in the hard rock world.”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Release New Covers Album “Silver Linings”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing a new covers album titled “Silver Linings” on May 14. The effort will feature various tracks from the drummer’s “quarantine jam video series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

“Silver Linings” Track Listing:

01. “City Of Blinding Lights” (U2 cover) (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
02. “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
03. “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
04. “Run-DMC Medley” (Run-DMC cover) (feat. Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
05. “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi, Beauty In The Machine’s Jennifer Cella, and Randy McStine)
06. “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
07. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden cover) (feat. Skid Row’s Dave “Snake” Sabo, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Anthrax’s Jon Donais)
08. “Presto Vivace” (U.K. cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess)
09. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
10. “Jimmy James” (Beastie Boys cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
11. “All The Way” (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley, Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness, and Rob Zombie’s John 5)
12. “Mr. Speed“ (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley and Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness)
13. “Public Image” (Public Image cover) (feat. Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell, Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, and Sum 41’s Jason “Cone” McCaslin)
14. “Funny Vibe” (Living Colour cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, and Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury)

Benante said the following about the album:

“Back in February of last year with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video – that’s how it all started.”

“This isn’t a solo album. This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”

The record’s first single, Benante’s “Run-DMC Medley” with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), can be found below:

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):

Sebastian Bach Planning To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” On Fall 2021 Tour

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has revealed that he is planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1991 album “Slave To The Grind” on a fall 2021 tour. He told The Aquarian the following about that:

“I am not doing a damn thing until I get the Covid vaccine. If concerts exist by then, however, my band and I will play the dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s debut that we cancelled when covid happened. Then this fall, I will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of [Skid Row’s] Slave to the Grind across America. My band and I will be playing the album in its entirety. The tour is already booked, [The Aquarian] is the first one I am telling this to. The first time we performed the entire album was at The Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood last year and it was incredible.”