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According to Wendy Dio, the wife and manager of heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away last year, some of the biggest names in heavy metal and hard rock will be taking part in a forthcoming Dio tribute album.
"It probably won't come out this year, but everybody signed up," Dio told Noisecreep.
So, who's signed on thus far? "Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Glenn Hughes, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Lemmy (Motorhead)," she said, adding Grohl will do the Black Sabbath hit 'Mob Rules,' and Halford will be taking on 'Long Live Rock 'N' Roll.' And artists keep coming on. "I just talked to Alice (Cooper), roped Alice in and Sebastian (Bach) and Chris (Jericho)," she said, referring to fellow attendees at the Golden Gods press conference. And Cooper already has a song in mind, going back to the Elf days, according to Wendy.
Read the full article at Noisecreep.
Hard rock veteran and former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach has posted the following update online:
"Just had the greatest talk with my producer Bob Marlette. We are on exactly the same page with the new CD! He agrees with me that tracks 1-7 out of the 13 demos are pretty much done.
"I have lived with these songs for over a year now and the songs have to be real good if I'm still digging them a year later! I have an open mind, though, to whatever magic occurs between Nick Sterling, Bobby Jarzombek [drums], Bob Marlette and myself.
"We start the next record in Los Angeles, California this Monday! I could not be happier."
Hard rock veteran, and former vocalist of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach has announced his signing with Italy's Frontiers Records. Sebastian Bach commented on the signing by saying:
"I would like to sincerely thank all at Frontiers Records for their support and belief in me, my band and the new tunes. Expect an album full of high-energy rock 'n' roll with kick-ass clean and clear vocals, along with me laying down the craziest screams I have recorded in my life thus far...
"To all of the rockers of the world, thank you for letting me create killer music for the past two decades, and all I can say is, we are just warming up, mothertruckers!"
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach recently performed on the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" show. On Wednesday, January 5 Sebastian Bach sang a football themed power-ballad for the University of Oregon football team.
Now an "official" music video has been released for the track, titled "We are the Ducks," that features both Sebastian Bach and Jimmy Fallon. You can view the music video version of the song below:
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach recently performed on the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" show. On Wednesday, January 5 Sebastian Bach sang a football themed power-ballad for the University of Oregon football team. You can view the full clip below:
New Sebastian Bach live footage has been posted online, taken from his recent appearance at the Norway Rock Festival. The footage festures the tracks "Piece Of Me" and "American Metalhead" which were captured during his July 10, 2010 solo show at the Norway Rock Festival in Kvinesdal, Norway. You can view the video below:
As the tragic news of the death of heavy metal cornerstone Ronnie James Dio is sinking into the hearts of fans, many other musicians in the field of heavy metal and hard rock have posted messages online remembering the man and his music. Some more of which include the likes of Anthrax, Slash and even Dios Black Sabbath predacessor Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne - "Rest in peace Ronnie"
Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses): "Ronnie died at 7:45am this morning, but his music will live for eternity."
Anthrax: "Dio, Italian for God. Words won't do the man justice so we won't even try. Horns up always!"
Sebastian Bach: "Crying right now in remembrance of my hero and friend Ronnie James Dio. Dio died this morning and he was a major, major part of my life. I got to do shows with him and work with him and I loved Dio my whole life. Thanks so much the world has lost one of the best. Your last album was your best. Of course" More...
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach has posted a tour report online, discussing his current run of South America. The blog reads as follows:
"Hello from Brasilia, Brasil! It is so hot and beautiful here it's like paradise. I love the snow but man it feels incredible to get a suntan and go swimming and be outside in the heat, coming from Europe to Canada to Brasil lets me know yet again how lucky we all are to do this and what a great life this is! None of this could be possible without all of your support and we can't thank you enough for bringing us to South America!
"Tonight's the first show and we are very excited! Trying now to decide whether to open with 'Slave' or 'Saddle', depending on set time we may do 'In A Darkened Room' this tour as well due to all the requests I am getting for that track. I love the song too. Every country is different and since we have never been to Uruguay, Peru, or Chile, we may do some older tracks that have never been performed live in those countries.
"Which brings me to the subject of playing Chile for the first time. After the devastating earthquake that just happened there, I really can't believe we are playing Chile. It's going to be exciting playing rock music for a country that could probably use some good old escapism right now. I wish I knew how to help in some way with charity efforts in Chile, maybe I should ask Sean Penn about that , he sure knows how to help out, as evidenced by what he is doing in Haiti right now. I feel totally honoured and humbled by performing in Chile, we are gonna give you the greatest show we can because you sure deserve some good times right now!! Thanks to all of South America for your support and let's have some fun tonight Brasilia!!! See ya onstage in a couple of hours!!!"
The past weekend Axl and the new Guns N Roses rolled into New York for a couple surprise shows. Going on late, and then partying for, as Axl was quoted, “As long as it takes”, it is clear Rose hasn’t changed much from the Use Your Illusion days. However, I was quite shocked to see Axl rocking the Fedora hat with the bandana, a bold move few can pull off. Add in the trademark oversized aviator shades and Axl becomes a first ballot inductee for the Cranium Accessories Hall of Fame, joining Bret Michaels and Hulk Hogan (first time ballot inductees in the bandana category)… More...
New Jersey hard rockers The Infinite Staircase have announced they are auctioning off a Taye drum set once owned by Sebastian Bach. The auction for the drum set can be found at this location.
Guns N Roses has announced that they will be joined on their headlining tour of Canada by Canadian native Sebastian Bach and Danko Jones. This will be the bands first tour in support of their album, "Chinese Democracy" since the albums release in November of last year.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
In a recent update, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach revealed that he will be working with Rob Zombie/former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 on his next album. The message reads as follows:
"Just got off the phone with (guitarist) JOHN 5. We are going to write and record more tunes in August. He is fired up to help with my new record! I am stoked!
"Had a great heartfelt talk with the one and only JOHNNY CHROMATIC. He says he has a bunch of tunes that are better than 'Stuck Inside'. We shall see."
The New York Post is reporting that Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, DMX and Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss will will join the cast of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab on the show’s third season.
Celebrity Rehab stars Dr. Drew (host of the syndicated radio show Loveline) and different celebrities each season. The show tracks the stars through 21 days of detoxification, treatment and group therapy at a residence in the Los Angeles area.
Former Skid Row frontman and actor, Sebastian Bach has posted the following message online regarding his plans for the future:
"My plan in 2009 is to release two CDs if possible. One will be the (country) CD I am working on with Jeffrey Steele and Vicky McGehee, the team that brought you 'Battle With The Bottle'. The other CD will be a straight-up, hard ass rocker, the follow up to Angel Down. I plan on writing this record with my band, Roy Z hopefully and definitely Jamey Jasta of the band HATEBREED. Jamey and I are getting together this month to record some demos. I am not going to make a Hatebreed record. I am going to work on material with Jamey that will be heavy and anthemic but still make sense next to the other CDs I have done.
"I am also planning on releasing a new DVD in 2009. Can't go into the details quite yet, but there will be more hi-quality live DVD material coming your way this year, a la Roadrage. Looks like I will be starting work on the new DVD this month.
"Don't get confused by me doing a 'country' album and a 'rock' album at the same time. I have always hated labels. What I have learned over my lifetime is, I don't make decisions for my voice, my voice makes decisions for me. I have to get out of the way of my own voice so it can be heard loud and clear. My only objective in making CDs is to make them 'good'. Hopefully these two new CDs will fall into this category!
"All the best and hope to see you on the road again sometime soon!"
Sebastian Bach has posted the following message online:
"Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee! We have been completely ensconced in the studio here for the last week, woodshedding in a big way, writing and demoing our asses off. I am happy to say that the writing team of Jeffrey Steele, Vicky McGehee, and myself, the team that brought you 'Battle With The Bottle', have been been locked in Jeffrey's studio, with our intention being to come up with a full album sometime in the near future.
"Since the ending of Gone Country 2, we now have between 10 and 15 songs 'under construction,' and we will not stop writing/demoing until we all feel we have a killer record. We all love the song 'Battle With The Bottle', but that is only the beginning. We are in the midst of assembling a whole new team down here in Nashville that will be able to bring a song to the radio, which we did not have at the time of filming Gone Country 2. More...
Billboard.com reports: Sebastian Bach has plenty of musical activity on his plate -- but joining Velvet Revolver is not part of the mix.
The former Skid Row singer, who was among the early names rumored to be taking Scott Weiland's place, told Billboard.com that his close friendship with Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose -- who sang on three tracks on Bach's 2007 solo album, "Angel Down" -- and a focus on his own music would making joining Velvet Revolver "awkward" at best.
But he did confirm that Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash did contact him "out of the blue ... to talk to me about working together, but it was not Velvet Revolver. It was a completely different project, and I can't tell you what it is 'cause it's mind-blowing, but I've been sworn to secrecy on that. But nothing's happening right now with me and him."
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
SEBASTIAN BACH has updated his tour schedule with POISON and DOKKEN as follows:
8 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
9 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
10 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma **
11 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam
12 - Madison, WI - Willow Island
13 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center *
18 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino *
19 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre *
20 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern KY Expo Center *
22 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
23 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
25 - New Orleans LA - House Of Blues ***
26 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
27 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
30 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
31 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
2 - Greenville, WI - Greenville Lions Park **
3 - Chicago, IL - FMB Pavilion
7 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
8 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Pavilion
9 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill
10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
14 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
15 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
16 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
17 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
19 - Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Convention Center
20 - Lincoln, NE - Pershing Auditorium *
22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
23 Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
26 Alpine, CA - DreamCatcher ***
27 Lancaster, CA - Antelope Valley Fairgrounds *
29 Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor Resort
* with Poison only
** with BRET MICHAELS
*** headline show
Upstate New York's TMT festival has been temporarily postponed. The organizors have issued the following update:
"Due to an unagreeable situation that has arisen with the venue, we are forced to postpone - TEMPORARILY this event. We are currently spending every waking moment searching for a replacement venue that will satisfy both our needs and please all of the bands and fans. The lack of basic cooperation on the part of the venue is what has prompted this decision. We tried in vain to make every effort necessary, but in the end - they failed us."
"There will be two lineup changes - Forbidden had a problem between management and booking, they decided to play another gig that weekend. Metal Mike contacted us when Sebastian Bach decided to go on tour, this tour conflicted with the concert date. We wish both bands good luck in their endeavors."
Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach says he isn't in any hurry to join rock supergroup Velvet Revolver.
In an interview with on the The Buckethead Show on American radio station Tampa 98 Rock yesterday, the singer said he would find it "really awkward" joining VR.
"I've talked to Slash recently and I think it'd be really awkward for me to join that band," said bach. "Number one, my new record, Angel Down, I like it more than Velvet Revolver records. That's just being totally honest. I love Guns N' Roses' material, but I've got my own old songs - Skid Row - so for me, it would all depend on music. I wouldn't just join the band just to join the band."
However, Bach's not totally ruling out ever stepping into departed frontman Scott Weiland's shoes... Well, maybe not. More...
Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.
The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.
Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.
Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...