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Photographer Jeremy Saffer will be bringing his patented brand of metal madness to Rock & Shock 2014.
"Jeremy Saffer Presents: The Rocking Dead" will feature some of your favorite rock stars in all of their gothic glory meeting fans and signing autographs as part of the 11th annual horror and music convention.
The showcase is set to feature Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13, Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson, Deadstar Assembly and Genitorturers drummer Kriz DK and Dope/Static X guitarist Virus.
This roster of rockers will be joining previously announced guests such as Brad Dourif (Child's Play, Halloween, The Lord of the Rings), Tara Reid (Sharknado 1 & 2, Urban Legend, American Pie series) and John Ratzenberger (Motel Hell, Cheers, Toy Story 1-3). A complete list of the October convention's guests as well as performers can be found at this location. More...
Faster Pussycat was part of a large second wave of the glam eighties. They followed the template of successful debut and even more successful follow-up album, popular ballad (with video), deep decline in interest (as the grunge arrived), and then reunite only to break-up and attempt to have two versions of the same band. No, it may not be the road most chosen, but it was the road taken by the band Faster Pussycat. More...
Today’s column takes us through another marathon of 80’s glam metal videos. This special presentation is sponsored by Stella beer and Patron tequila. More...
FASTER PUSSYCAT, BULLETBOYS, BANG TANGO, SISTER SIN and SWIRL will team up for the "Summer Rock Fest" tour in July/August. So far the following dates have been confirmed:
07/31 - Glendale Heights, IL @ Shark City
08/01 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverstar Entertainment Complex
08/06 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
08/07 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
08/08 - New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Café
08/19 - Houston, TX @ Scoutbar
08/20 - San Antonio, TX @ Scoutbar
08/21 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/22 - Austin, TX @ Red Eyed Fly
08/27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
Faster Pussycat is currently rolling through town across the US with Bang Tango and L.A. Guns. Jason Price and Steve Johnson of Live-Metal.Net recently spoke to Taime Downe about his beginnings, his current undertakings, and what exactly might lie in store for Faster Pussycat. In a candid interview, Downe talks about new material for the band, a possible autobiography, the possibility of "Rock of Love: Taime Downe"... and even Chinese Democracy. Here are some excerpts:
Live-Metal.Net: You produced the last record, "The Power and The Glory Hole", are you looking to do more producing in the future?
Taime Downe: Yeah! I don't plan on dancing around like a fuckin' monkey man forever, like I said, I'm getting old. [laughs] But I still love music too. I still love playing, so that isn't the case right now but I definitely want to get into doing some work with other bands. I like being in the studio and recording. I like making stuff sound phat as shit in the studio because it's fun when you get something slammin'. It is definitely something that I will be getting more involved with, producing other bands.. Whether it's a track or a whole record.
On the possibility of a Reality Series:
Live-Metal.Net: You're a Hollywood guy, a celebrity with a unique flair and there is this whole "80's Glam Rock Revival" for lack of a better term, going on right now. Have you ever been approached to participate in a reality series?
Taime Downe: I have been approached a couple times before regarding Faster, but I was like "nnnaaaahhhhhhh." I would prefer just to watch them. When I need to be made into an idiot, I'll do it myself. I don't really need anyone to help.
Read the full article at Live-Metal.net.
Metalunderground.com has been announced as a sponsor for the Rock Against Diabetes event, taking place in Las Vegas at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008. The event will be hosted by L.A. music promoter/Club Manager and the infamous and notorious winner of Big Brother 8, "Evel" Dick Donato. The fundraising concert's line-up currently consists of Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame), and Bang Tango, with the possibility of more bands to be added. Proceeds from the event and related auctions will go to raise awareness of diabetes, educate diabetics on mitigating the effects of the disease with proper nutrition, and to help fund a facility in Abbotsford, BC, where this technology will be put to the test by using the information provided to actually prepare and deliver the food to diabetics in the area that are new to the disease, or incapable to prepare or afford the necessary foods.
While the bands on Rock Against Diabetes may not be the favorites to the majority of our readership, they represent some well-known names from the 80s metal scene. Moreover, the event represents a good cause, and I'm proud to be involved with spreading the word about the Rock Against Diabetes benefit concert. Diabetes affects millions of people and even if not directly affected, nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected directly or indirectly by diabetes. Several of the staff on Metalunderground.com have been affected to various degrees.
Ellie Timms, a freelance photographer and journalist who will be covering the event for Metalunderground.com, is a diabetic herself and has been deeply affected by the disease. Discussing the importance of the event, Ellie commented: "Being a diabetic and coming from a family of diabetics, I know the harsh reality of how diabetes can and will slowly kill you if you're not given the proper education and treatment. Rock Against Diabetes is fighting for world-wide awareness that education, nutrition, exercise and research can forever change and give quality of life to diabetics. WE DO NOT HAVE TO DIE!"
So help us spread the word about this event and make it as big a success as it can be!
The 2008 Rock Against Diabetes event will now be hosted by L.A. music promoter/Club Manager and the infamous and notorious winner of Big Brother 8, "Evel" Dick Donato. Dick brings a massive viewership of his own fans, in the targeted 20-55 range, which is important to the event's mission.
Event organizer Darrin Buchanan comments: "Dick will bring an amazing quality that the show was lacking. A soul, charm, charisma and true entertainment that will make the show all the better event for all that sign on to watch."
Additionally, Eric Martin (of Mr. Big fame) has been added to the bill for the second year in a row.
In other Rock Against Diabetes new, event organizer Darrin Buchanan, Dave Meniketti of Y&T, and Tracii Guns will be featured on the Red and Jerry show on April 15th, starting at 7:00pm EST. The show will be recorded and broadcast on www.rockinmetalrevival.com.
The second anual Rock Against Diabetes event will be held in Las Vegas, at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008, featuring Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band and Bang Tango.
The second annual Rock Against Diabetes charity benefit will move from a live Vancouver venue to the sound stages of online music experience innovator Deep Rock Drive. The event will be held in Las Vegas, at the Deep Rock Drive venue on August 23rd, 2008, featuring Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Cliff Morrison and The Lizard Sun Band and Bang Tango. Rock against Diabetes was created in early 2007 by music writer/charity organizer and newly diagnosed diabetes sufferer/new diabetic amputee Darrin Buchanan, with the initial live event taking place on June 23rd, 2007 in Vancouver BC, starring Eric Martin of Mr. Big.
Darrin saw two very important things after his diagnosis and subsequent below-knee amputation: The need to get the word out to people, so they knew the dangers of the disease, and the need to do so in a way that was entertaining and above all cost effective for all. The goals of this annual event are to help the BC Children's Hospital Endocrinology department, to ease the pain and care of children with diabetes, and help the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in the ground-breaking diabetes research they have done in the past few years. Darrin's own initiative, self funded to this point, is to deliver an online resource to all pre-, new, and long-time diabetics that will take the mystery and confusion of eating the right foods. 88% of diabetic complications can be avoided with a proper safe diet. Further funding is needed to actually launch this program, and get the consultation from nutritionists and Endocrinologists to keep the program accurate and safe. The further vision is to start in his home city of Abbotsford, a food servoce facility to prepare these foods for diabetics in the community that are unable to cook them, or afford the proper foods.
Darrin met Danny Socolof of Deep Rock Drive in late 2007, and after a short time both saw the potential that an online worldwide broadcast could have on this very special event. Some amazing continued sponsorship from companies such as Minarik Guitars, Atari Canada and The CW TV Network and My LVTV made perfect sense to deliver this event to many people as possible, free for many to watch. An agreement was made and Deep Rock Drive offered their many services to Rock Against Diabetes for the 2008 show. People are urged to visit www.deeprockdrive.com to get a full understanding of what is to be offered from this one-of-a-kind experience.
To kick this event off in 2008, the Rock and Entertainment auctions will kick off in mid-April, with many items yet to be added, and the release of the only 100 tickets available to the live show - to see all of the bands and share in some in-house only action - will slowly become available in special auctions from the bands performing and Rock Against Diabetes. Be sure to check the Myspace page, as well as Rock Against Diabetes page for more information and add Rock Against Diabetes as a friend on Myspace, and show your support.
Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.
Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.
The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.
Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...
The Syracuse-based hard rock quintet Brand New Sin will head out on a string of Northeastern dates with ‘80s legends Faster Pussycat from April 19th to April 24th, leading into two shows alongside Grammy Award-winning rock icons Motorhead. The group recently wrapped up highly successful strings of dates alongside Motorhead, Corrosion of Conformity and Life of Agony in support of their highly anticipated new full-length album "Recipe For Disaster," now set for a May 31st release.
Brand New Sin recently shot a video for the track “Black And Blue” with acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed).
Joe Altier (vocals) checks in with the following tour report:
We are home safe and sound, trying to stop the ringing in our ears and most importantly giving our livers a rest. The Motorhead tour was everything we expected and more. We wanna thank Motorhead, C.O.C, Zeke and all their crews for making it memorable and at times real fucking fuzzy. We also thank all the old diehard sinners for showing their faces again and for not forgetting us and we welcome all the new converts and look forward to seeing you all again real soon. A big thanks also goes out to our brothers in Life Of Agony for hooking us up with a few shows on our way home, and of course we must give a shout out to our fans in Flint and Detroit.
We have a string of dates coming up on the East Coast from April 19th to the 24th and then join back up with the Motorhead tour on May 4th and 5th. Look for our new video for ‘Black And Blue’ to make its Headbangers Ball and Uranium debuts next month and we will be announcing our summer plans real soon. Don't forget our new full-length album, Recipe For Disaster, will drop on May 30th for everyone across the pond in Europe and May 31st for all you here in the U.S. In the meantime, you can check out our Black And Blue EP, featuring the title track (our first single) along with three exclusive new cuts. This is available through our website and at all of our live shows. If you see me sitting in a random bar in Syracuse, hit me up because I will have a few of them in my back pocket. See all of you real soon.
Just when you thought you've heard it all, Brand New Sin returns with an aggressive, blue-collar American hard rock album sure to create a buzz that will transcend genres. Click here to hear the full-length version of “Black And Blue.”
Brand New Sin with Faster Pussycat tour dates:
Apr. 19 House Of Rock - Baltimore, MD
Apr. 20 Dragonfly - Harrison PA
Apr. 21 Staircase - Pittston PA
Apr. 22 Continental - New York NY
Apr. 23 Dingbatz - Jersey City NJ
Apr. 24 Crazy Donkey - Long Island NY
Brand New Sin with Motorhead tour dates:
May 04 Hampton Beach Casino - Hampton Beach NH
May 05 BB King's - New York NY