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In an age where heavy metal music cruises with high-profile line-ups are becoming a dime a dozen, it’s about time that true guitar pros, gearheads, theorists and hobbyists have a voyage of their own. Imagine a cruise exclusively planned for guitarists and instrumentalists, featuring performances and personal lessons from some of the greatest guitar gods on the planet.
Wake up – you are not dreaming! Prepare to learn from the masters on what fans have dubbed the “shredders cruise:” the 5-day/4-night Axes & Anchors cruise aboard the Carnival Victory, departing from Miami, FL on February 20th, stopping in Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on February 24th.
Witness blazing performances and take lessons directly from world-class rock and metal guitarists including Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO, MSG), Alex Skolnick (Testament, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Tracii Guns (Guns N’ Roses, LA Guns), Dario Lorina (Black Label Society, Lizzy Borden), and more, all while sailing the high seas and visiting exotic locales.
Passengers can look forward to more than 40 performances, about a dozen free guitar workshops, as well as games and mingling with guitar gods, and more. Alex Skolnick comments: “For generations now, the guitar has remained a source of creativity and symbol of coolness, defying strange musical trends, poor economic forecasts and more, all the while providing a sonic backdrop to good times and bad. I consider it a great honor to be joining Yngwie, Zakk and many other great players as part of Axes & Anchors the very first cruise built around the guitar.”
“This cruise will surely appeal to guitar players who want to take their skills to the next level in this really fun, unique, and immersive setting,” said Ann Squire, co-owner of Axes & Anchors, “Passengers will get to meet their idols and learn from them in between stops at exotic beaches and on-board parties. All of the performers are bringing full bands, and we will be adding some iconic bands to our lineup as well, but as our name implies, the focus now is on guitar-dominated rock.” More...
Black Label Society today announces the "Unblackened" tour. Originally performed as a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show will now make its way across the U.S.
The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as track from Zakk Wylde’s solo album "Book of Shadows" & his Southern rock band Pride & Glory.
“I always wanted to take Unblackened on the road, we just didn’t have the time until now,” said Wylde. “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically–the tunes are gritty regardless.” More...
The first annual Motörhead Motörboat has announced additions to the band lineup for the September 22nd - 26th, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.
Testament, Down (featuring Philip Anselmo), High On Fire, and Kill Devil Hill (featuring Rex Brown) will join Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson on “The Loudest Boat In The World.”
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat are on sale now at this location. The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars, and nightspots.
On March 14th, Zakk Wylde's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar was stolen from his tour bus in Chicago during the Experience Hendrix show at the Chicago Theater. It recently turned up at Royal Pawn, a Chicago area pawn shop that is the setting of truTV's Hardcore Pawn reality TV show, and has now been recovered.
Black Label Society has been announced as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, May 6th. The band will perform “Angel of Mercy” from the recently released album "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" (reviewed here).
Zakk recently took part in the Revolver Golden Gods awards, paying tribute to long time friend Dimebag Darrel by performing "In This River."
Catch Zakk Wylde on tour with Black Label Society, and special guests Down, at the following shows: More...
Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise on board the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22nd - 26th, 2014.
In addition to these three giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises, with more bands to be announced soon.
Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While on board, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.
Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18th at Noon ET. The event website will launch later this week with full details and cabin pricing.
Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims: "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!" More...
Metal Injection took Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde to New York City guitar shop, Matt Umanov Guitars, where he gives some tips on what he looks for in a guitar. Check out the video below, courtesy of MetalInjection.net.
Guitar icon Zakk Wylde, leader of Black Label Society, has announced "An Evening With Zakk Wylde," a solo 13-city tour across Canada featuring intimate versions of some of the band's most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde's solo album "Book of Shadows" and Southern rock band Pride & Glory.
"This is a special Thank You to the Canadian fans for making 'Ain't No Sunshine' top 20 - Top 20 people!" said Wylde. "I love Canada! They always welcome BLS and are so supportive. To do a more intimate, stripped down show, especially in cities where you're so embraced - is just the ultimate. You can take a song that you've played thousands of times, rearrange it and suddenly its something totally fresh and new. Acoustically, the songs are just as powerful and heartfelt. Even transposing them and performing them on piano, they are no less raw and familiar."
Zakk also has a special message to his Canadian fans: “Thanks to the Canadian chapter of the almighty Black Label for the success of Unblackened and the single, 'Ain’t No Sunshine!!!' I am looking forward to an special evening with our Canadian family.” More...
Just For Fun
Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde has teamed up with Grill ‘Em All to create the Berzerker Burger, a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili.
Grill ‘Em All has honored many hard rock and metal legends on their menu - such as Dee Snider, Behemoth, and Napalm Death - but this is the first collaboration of its kind. Fans and burger enthusiasts alike will be able to get their hands on the Berzerker starting at 12:00pm on Saturday, April 20th at Grill ‘Em All’s restaurant located at 19 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801.
"Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal,” said Matt Chernus, co-owner of Grill ‘Em All. “We though, ‘What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!’ TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk." More...
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, etc.) will hit the road next month for a West Coast solo acoustic tour.
The intimate run of shows coincides with the paperback release of his book “Bringing Metal To The Children: The Complete Berzerker’s Guide To World Tour Domination” on April 9th. Dates for the acoustic trek include:
04/21 San Francisco, CA – Independent
04/22 Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
04/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/25 Reno, NV – El Dorado
04/26 Modesto, CA – Fat Cat
04/27 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel
04/28 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
04/30 San Diego, CA – Belly Up
05/01 San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House More...