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Below is our complete W.A.S.P. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Ozzy Osbourne has gotten into another traffic altercation, this time rear ending another car while driving a Ferrari. In honor of this monthly event, let’s have a quiz: Which of the following are true of Ozzy’s driving habits? A. It took him 19 attempts at the driving test in order to get his license. B. Ozzy once fell asleep during a driving test, the instructor was gone when he awoke. C. Ozzy repeatedly showed up with alcohol in his body to his driving tests. D. All of the above… More...
Italy's Raintime has announced the following upcoming European tour dates alongside W.A.S.P.:
11/2 2010 (F) LYON NINKASI KAO
11/3 2010 (F) TOULOUSE BIKINI
11/4 2010 (F) MARSEILLE CABARET ALEATOIRE
11/5 2010 (E) PAMPLONA SALA TOTEM
11/6 2010 (E) MONTORIO PABELLON DEPORTIVO
11/8 2010 (E) GRANADA SALA EL TREN
11/9 2010 (E) MADRID SALA HEINEKEN
11/10 2010 (E) BARCELONA RAZZMATAZZ 2
11/12 2010 (D) MEMMINGEN KAMINWERK
11/13 2010 (NL) UDEN DE PUL
11/14/2010 (D) TUTTLINGEN STADTHALLE
11/15/2010 (CH) ZURICH VOLKSHAUS
Brazil's Shadowside will be supporting W.A.S.P. on an upcoming European tour. Vocalist Dani Nolden commented on upcoming tour dates:
"I trust that our anxiety and excitement alone might be enough to set the stage on fire even with the European cold weather! We're extremely proud for having the opportunity to share the stage with such a legendary band like W.A.S.P. We've played with lots of great bands before, headlined packed venues back home but this definitely feels special. We'll do our best and with a lot of energy, to satisfy the crowd and get them ready to be rocked crazy by Mr. Lawless. It will be a true Heavy Metal party not to be missed!"
The currently announced dates are as follows: More...
W.A.S.P. has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour: "Due to the huge success of the 'Babylon' album and tour....the band are returning to European shores for another trek. 'The Return To Babylon' tour is coming to decimate you all! England, Norway, Scotland, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Spain...and more! No corner unturned! Tickets on sale NOW!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
13.10.2010 Bergen -' Kvarteret' (Norway)
14.10.2010 Oslo - 'Sentrum Scene' (Norway)
15.10.2010 Örebro - 'Conventum Congress' Club 700 (Sweden)
16.10.2010 Stockholm - 'Stockholm Rock Out Gamla Tryckeriet' (Sweden)
17.10.2010 Malmö - 'Kulturbolaget' (Sweden)
18.10.2010 Göteborg - 'Trädgarn' (Sweden)
20.10.2010 Bremen - 'Aladin Music Hal'l (Germany)
21.10.2010 Leipzig - 'Hellraiser' (Germany)
22.10.2010 Zlin- 'Masters Of Rock Cafe' (Czech)
23.10.2010 Burglengenfeld - 'VA Zentrum' (Germany)
24.10.2010 Wörgl - 'Komma' (Austria)
25.10.2010 Köln - 'Essigfabrik' (Germany)
27.10.2010 Sofia - 'Festivalna Hall' (Bulgaria)
29.10.2010 Athens - 'Fuzz Club (Greece)
31.10.2010 Treviso - 'New Age Club' (Italy)
01.11.2010 Milan - 'Live Club' (Italy)
02.11.2010 Lyon - 'Ninkasi Kao' (France)
03.11.2010 Toulouse - 'Le Bikini' (France)
04.11.2010 Marseilles - 'Le Cabaret Aleatoire' (France)
05.11.2010 Pamplona - 'Sala Totem' (Spain)
06.11.2010 Vigo - 'Sala Rio' (Spain)
08.11.2010 Granada - 'Sala El Tren' (Spain)
09.11.2010 Madrid - 'Sala Heineken' (Spain)
10.11.2010 Barcelona - 'Razzmatazz 2' (Spain)
12.11.2010 Memmingen - 'Kaminwer'k (Germany)
13.11.2010 Uden - 'De Pul Live' (Holland)
14.11.2010 Tuttlingen - 'Stadthalle' (Germany)
15.11.2010 Zürich - 'Volkshaus' (Switzerland)
17.11.2010 Bad Arolsen - 'Outback' (Germany)
18.11.2010 Langen - 'Stadthalle' (Germany)
19.11.2010 Antwerpen - 'Trix' (Belgium)
20.11.2010 Nottingham - 'Rock City' (England,UK)
21.11.2010 Glasgow - 'Garage' (Scotland,UK)
24.11.2010 Manchester - 'Academy 2' (England,UK)
25.11.2010 Cardiff - 'Millenium Music Hal'l (Wales,UK)
26.11.2010 Dudley - 'JBs' (England,UK)
27.11.2010 Dublin - 'The Academy' (Ireland)
28.11.2010 Belfast - 'Mandela Hall' (Ireland)
30.11.2010 Hamburg - 'Markthalle' (Germany) More...
This week I give you my top albums from the eighties hair bands. Essentially a top twenty-five list, with a twist; imagine all of the albums from the eighties disappeared and you could no longer listen to this genre ever again, similar to 1992, but permanent. Unable to own the music, hear the music on the radio, or even listen to a song at a bar…what would you do to change this? Allow me to present the razor blade test. How many times will you cut yourself to bring a particular album back to your life? More...
Recent news of Ratt canceling their European tour due to Stephen Pearcy needing a hernia operation confirms what the lead singer has been hinting at for years, he really is doing the heavy lifting for this band…
SpikeTV aired their annual Guys Choice Awards this past week, awarding Ozzy Osbourne with the Literary Achievement award for his autobiography. In other rumored news, Ozzy will receive be receiving an honorary Medical Degree in Pharmaceuticals for his consistent stoned performance on The Osbournes… More...
Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) released his new solo album this week that includes a song sung by Ozzy Osbourne, “Crucify The Dead” containing the lyrics: "A loaded gun jammed by a rose/the thorns are not around your head/your ego cut you til you bled". Slash is adamant that the song is not about ex-band mate Axl Rose saying, “Yes, there were some key lines in there that were very suggestive of my experience. No, this is just an overall picture of the issues.” Prediction: We are two years from Slash running for a political office… More...
I have always had a soft spot for W.A.S.P. as the "Crimson Idol" is my second favorite metal album of all time after Faith No More's "Angel Dust." They're a legendary name in metal circles since 1984, W.A.S.P. to this day still manage to put out quality heavy metal while many of their 80s peers have stagnated or worse. Thankfully, W.A.S.P. is still together, still touring and while they may not have the same amount of popularity that they have in North America that they have in Europe, W.A.S.P. still manages to put on a kickass show twenty-eight years into their career. More...
Forget Atkins, Low-Fat, or the South Beach diet: Try the new Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) Red Wine Only diet. Week six of Celebrity Fit Club displayed Bach easily beating ex-R&B star Bobby Brown in a long-distance running challenge up a hill. I guess I should point out Brown’s chronic chain smoking and potato chip addiction, but those are just details. Try the Red Wine Only diet today!... More...
In episode three of Celebrity Fit club, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) is disappointed at his weight loss, telling the judges “I even took three days off drinking”. Bach’s quandary is now whether to continue drinking or just stop eating entirely. This may quickly turn into a semi-Survivor show where we watch to see how long Sebastian survives on red wine alone… More...
Canadanian metallers Warmachine have announced they will be hitting the road in March alongside W.A.S.P. for a series of U.S. tour dates. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
03/04/10 Lincolnshire, IL The Cubby Bear
03/05/10 Columbus, OH alrosa villa
03/06/10 Detroit, MI harpos
03/07/10 Middleton, WI scatz nightclub
03/09/10 Foxboro, MA showcase live
03/10/10 Wantagh, NY mulcahys
03/11/10 New York, NY gramercy theater
03/12/10 Sayreville, NJ starland ballroom
03/14/10 Poughkeepsie, NY The chance
03/15/10 Allentown, PA crocodile rock
W.A.S.P. has announced the following North and South American tour dates:
02/26/10 - AGOURA HILLS, CA - CANYON CLUB
02/27/10 - SANTA ANA, CA - GALAXY THEATRE
02/28/10 - SAN DIEGO, CA - 4TH & B
03/02/10 - GRAND JUNCTION, CO - MESA THEATER
03/04/10 - LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - THE CUBBY BEAR
03/05/10 - COLUMBUS, OH - ALROSA VILLA
03/06/10 - DETROIT, MI - - HARPOS
03/07/10 - MIDDLETON, WI - SCATZ NIGHTCLUB
03/09/10 - FOXBOROUGH, MA - SHOWCASE LIVE
03/10/10 - WANTAGH, NY - - MULCAHYS
03/11/10 - NEW YORK, NY - - GRAMERCY THEATER
03/12/10 - SAYREVILLE, NJ - STARLAND BALLROOM
03/13/10 - SPRINGFIELD, VA - JAXX
03/14/10 - POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - THE CHANCE
03/15/10 - ALLENTOWN, PA - CROCODILE ROCK
03/19/10 - ORLANDO, FL - CLUB FIRESTONE
03/20/10 - NEW PORTY RICHEY, FL BOURBON STREET NIGHTCLUB
03/21/10 - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO DRUMS ISLA VERDE
03/24/10 - SANTA CLARA, CA - THE AVALON
03/25/10 - SPARKS, NV - NEW OASIS
03/27/10 - TUCSON, AZ - THE ROCK
03/28/10 - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA KEY CLUB
04/07/10 - SANTIAGO, CHILE - TEATRO CAUPOLICAN
04/08/10 - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA EL TEATRO COLEGIALES
04/11/10 - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - VICTORIA HALL
This week Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) and Slash traded tweets via Twitter related to getting the band back together. Slash started with a post related to putting together a concert to help the effort in Haiti. Axl took this to mean to put back the original GNR lineup and blasted Slash for using this tragedy as an excuse. Slash responded, clarifying his intent of raising money with a concert of many bands, not reuniting GNR. Always needing the last word it is rumored that Axl then followed up with a tweet that said simply: OK… More...
W.A.S.P.'s single "Babylon's Burning" now has a music video to go along with it's enticing rhythm. The band's first music video was posted today on their YouTube, and is available for all users to stream.
W.A.S.P. has issued the following update about their upcoming summer European festival appearances:
"The band are currently adding dates to a European summer festival tour. Back by popular demand W.A.S.P. will be making return visits to : Wacken, Sweden Rock Festival, & more in the summer of 2010. Look out for exact dates and show times to be announced in the new year. The US tour for early next year is shaping up as well as we speak....dates to follow shortly. Let your friends know W.A.S.P. is coming with all the fire & ferocity as known for & bring them with you to the shows!"
The currently confirmed upcoming W.A.S.P. tour dates are as follows: More...
Ex-W.A.S.P. and Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Darrell Roberts has now launched a new band titled Sintanic. "I mean no disrespect to anyone I have worked with in the past because I regret nothing! It was invaluable, a learning experience, and I thank you all for the opportunity, BUT it was really time to let my creative side roam free and record my music.Hope you enjoy it!" commented Darrell. Sample Sintanic tracks can be found at this location.
Multi-platinum U.S. rockers W.A.S.P are about to return with their latest album, "Babylon," due for release throughout Europe and the UK on October 12, 2009 via Global Music.
W.A.S.P. will be touring throughout Europe this Autumn/Winter in support of the "Babylon" release. Confirmed tour dates in the various countries are as follows: More...
Jon Bon Jovi alone increased acid washed denim sales by 40 percent. In the videos “Living on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” there are more ass shots of Jon than two years of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez on TMZ…There is no way the Latin kid playing the drug lord in Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood” rises to the top of the underworld…I always thought it was assumed Poison wore the most spandex until I saw the number of tight changes in David Lee Roth’s “Goin Crazy”…KISS easily has the most body hair of any rock band…The song “You’ve got Another Thing Coming” by Judas Priest takes on different meaning from when I first saw it years ago… More...
W.A.S.P. has announced that they will be releasing their upcoming album "Babylon" on October 12. The band has also updated their European tour schedule with the following dates:
10/11 B1 Maximum Moscow RUSSIA
10/13 Columbia Club Berlin GERMANY
10/14 Hirsch Nurnberg GERMANY
10/15 Zeche Bochum GERMANY
10/16 Hellraiser Leipzig GERMANY
10/17 Batschkapp Frankfurt GERMANY
10/18 Markthalle Hamburg GERMANY
10/19 Posten Odense DENMARK
10/21 Joensu Arena Joensu FINLAND
10/22 Pakkahuone Tampere FINLAND
10/23 House of Culture Helsinki FINLAND
10/24 Teatrie Oulu Oulu FINLAND
10/27 Folken Stavanger NORWAY
10/28 Byscenen Haugesund NORWAY
10/29 Kick Music Hall Kristiansand NORWAY
10/30 Sentrum Scene Oslo NORWAY
10/31 Glassheim Jevnaker NORWAY
11/1 Samfundet Trondheim NORWAY
11/3 kulturbolaget MALMÖ-SWEDEN
11/4 Trädgårn Gothenburg,SWEDEN
11/5 Debaser,Medis Stockholm,SWEDEN, Stockholms län
11/6 Sigurdsgatan 25 Vasteras,SWEDEN
11/17 Hristo Botev Hall Sofia BULGARIA
11/23 Estragon Bologna ITALY
11/24 Alcatraz Milan ITALY
11/27 JB’s Dudley, Midlands
11/28 Rock City Nottingham, Midlands
11/29 Academy 2 Manchester, Midlands
11/30 Academy Leeds, Northwest
12/1 The Waterfront Norwich, Midlands
12/2 Shepherds Bush Empire LONDON, London and South East
12/3 Vice Swansea, Wales
12/4 The Button Factory,Temple Bar Dublin, Dublin
12/5 Hard Rock Hell III Prestatyn, Wales
12/6 The Garage Glasgow, Scotland
There was once a time when music wasn’t downloaded one song at a time, had (in the case of albums and cassettes) two sides (an A side and B side), and song order was not only a conscious decision, but a reason an album would be successful.
Today we look at the glam heavy metal scene (late seventies to early nineties) and review the best first tracks.