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Sister to support GWAR on upcoming European tour in January

Posted by katstat on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 1:39 PM (PST)

Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister, currently signed with Metal Blade Records, have now been confirmed as support act for the European tour of the mighty GWAR, starting January 11th, 2012.

Comments the band: When the rumours of a tour supporting GWAR first started circulating the whole band got excited right away! They are a band that really stands out from the rest and has been doing that for a long time. A cult band really!! Secondly it’s great to finally infect the UK with our presence and to round it all up back home in Stockholm couldnt be better. Sister will kick it harder than ever and we’re looking forward to see all of you GWAR-heads and Sister supporters in January! Fuck, the tours just keep on coming our way. We love it!!

Click here for a full listing of tour dates.

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New Sister music video premire for “The Unlucky Minority”

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM (PST)

Sleaze/punk influenced metal outfit Sister recently have released the first music video, “The Unlucky Minority”  off their latest album “Hated”. Check it out here.

Here’s what the band had to say about their new video:

We filmed this video for The Unlucky Minority in one evening without any major plans really but with alotta sweat and beers instead! Keep it simple and keep the Sister approach to it all. This video represents us and just like the album, we’ve captured the raw and dirty feeling in it. This is a straight rock n’ roll video with no fucking around. Just pure SISTER. The video was shot and edited by independent film maker Jimmy Johansson (creator of Arkusan Martinsson, Brutt, Brunsås the movie) an ‘old friend/drinking pal/roommate to the band’ who has followed and hung out with the band since the beginning.”

Sister’s latest album, “Hated”, was released June 7th 2011 via Metal Blade Records.

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Sister announce tour dates

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM (PST)

Swedish glam metallers, Sister, have announced upcoming tour dates for the winter. The schedule  includes their own headlining dates, dates supporting Fozzy, and others supporting  U.D.O. and Sister Sin. To view all of the dates click here.

Sister’s last album, “Hated,” was released in June 2011 through Metal blade Records.

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Warrant vocalist Jani Lane dies at age 47

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM (PST)

“Cherry Pie” no longer tastes as sweet, as the world says goodbye to Jani Lane. The late singer for 80s hair-metal band Warrant was found dead at a Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. The official cause of death is unknown at this time, but law enforcement officials state that prescription drugs and alcohol were found close to the unresponsive body yesterday evening around 5:30pm.

Lane and Warrant had quite the revolving door relationship, due to him frequently quitting and rejoining the band. He did however carve his niche into all of us with songs such as “Heaven,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and the career-defining “Cherry Pie.” Warrant had a quick rise and ride in the late 80s glam-metal glory days. They rocketed to stardom in 1990, when “Cherry Pie” was released, spawning 3 million copies sold and massive tours. However, Warrant, like most of the ilk, got washed away with the wave of grunge rock of the early 90s and they were internally coming undone, due to Lane in and out of the band and a few line-up changes. Nonetheless, Jani Lane, born John Kennedy Oswald, will be missed and never forgotten, especially by the two daughters that survive him.

Sister streams entire new album

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:53 PM (PST)

Sister HatedSister is back with a new album entitled Hated on June 7th via Metal Blade, but we have an exclusive chance for you to listen to it earlier!

Here is the band waxing poetic about their new album:

“With this album we really captured the raw essence of Sister. We consider ourselves to be a live band and we think that it comes forward on these songs. The sound we wanted on HATED was pretty much the sound we expect from a live show and the song order was done like we use to decide a set list for gigs. When the album really started to take form it became clear to us that this was an album that was going to be exactly what we wanted from the start. Everything fell into the right places and the ideas turned out just right.”

Click here to check out the new album!

Motley crue detail summer tour

Posted by Tommy on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:35 PM (PST)

Glam metallers Motley Crue announced at Bamboozle the details for their summer tour with Poison. The announcement included images and description of their new set design, as well as the set list decided entirely by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee’s “360” drum rollercoaster. The set design can be best described as a “rock ‘n’ roll burlesque theatre.”

Frontman Vince Neil comments, “We’re looking forward to being together again and to a really special production. It will also be cool to sing some of these songs we haven’t performed together in almost 20 years.”

The tour will will kick off June 7 in Dallas, Texas and hit approximately 40 cities before coming to a close in early August. Click here to watch footage from the Bamboozle gathering.

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Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Appear on ‘Dr. Drew’ Program Tonight

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM (PST)

Nikki Sixx, bassist of legendary glam metal band, Motley Crue, will be a guest on tonight’s (April 28) episode of “Dr. Drew” on HLN at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET.

Sixx’s appearance is in support of his new book, “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx”, which debuted at #4 on the NYT besteller’s list.

The episode will air again at 9 p.m. PT / midnight ET. Check your local listings for details.

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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has posted footage from his “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” book tour. The footage, which includes a couple of extremely brief interviews with Barnes & Noble customers, gives a glimpse of how popular Sixx, and his book, are.

Sixx has 6 more dates left on his book tour, all on the East Coast, with the exception of one Canadian date. Click here to check out the dates and the video.

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Motley Crue’s Bassist Self Help Book Debuts at #4 of NYT Bestseller List

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12:16 PM (PST)

The already two-time New York Times bestselling author and original Motley Crue member, Nikki Sixx, sees his latest book, “This Is Gonna Hurt: Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” (William Morrow) nab the #4 spot on The New York Times Best-Sellers list.

Written as a tribute to Sixx’s institutionalized sister, the book (and companion album) explores what true beauty is and embraces our own power around that. Written entirely by Sixx with no ghostwriter, the book is part journal, part memoir, and part social commentary and features his original photography. Sixx is currently on a national book-signing tour. He continues to host his syndicated radio program Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx.

Sixx’s “other band”, Sixx:A.M. is currently enjoying success with the track “Lies Of The Beautiful People.” Also entitled “This Is Gonna Hurt”, the album is due out May 3rd via Eleven Music.

Click here for the “This Is Gonna Hurt” book tour dates

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Album Review: Whitesnake – “Forevermore”

Posted by jillettinger on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM (PST)

It’s been a quarter century since Tawny Kitean heaved and slithered herself all over the hoods of  cars in the video for “Here I Go Again” by then boyfriend, David Coverdale’s band, Whitesnake. While much has changed in the world since ’87, much remains the same if you happen to be David Coverdale (including his Rod Stewart-Tina Turner hairdo).

The heyday of hair metal has seen its share of strange incarnations as the declining music industry hit the reset button and interests turned towards the Gagas and Beibers of the world. 1980’s heavy metalers are more likely to turn up on reality television than on today’s charts, even despite the fact that some are still releasing great records.

Enter Whitesnake, the iconic sex-is-music-and-music-is-metal revelers of 1980s spandex glory days with their latest manifestation on Forevermore (Frontiers Records). Whether here to keep the fire burning, or letting off one last brilliant spark before the end, they are indeed back. (Read the rest of the review here.)

David Coverdale, the shaggy-haired frontman of 80’s glam metal band, Whitesnake, appeared on the radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on March 30th to discuss the band’s latest album, “Forevermore”, which was released on March 29th on Frontier Records. Fans can listen to the interview now available on the Rockline Radio’s Web site.

“Forevermore” is the follow up to 2008’s “Good to be Bad” and is consistent with their signature bluesy, rootsy,  metal-infused rock ‘n roll the band is known for. Recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre), the album is available as a single CD, double vinyl LP, as a CD/DVD combo, which features the video for “Love Will Set You Free” and bonus tracks on the CD, or a special limited edition box set with CD, DVD, LP and poster, sticker and cover litho.

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WhitesnakeKeyboard player Brian Ruedy, who has previously worked with nu-metallers Korn, is teaming up with the British Glam Metal institution, Whitesnake, for the band’s 2011 world tour promoting their new album “Forevermore”.

“I am honored and privileged to be part of the Whitesnake Family. It’s an incredible opportunity,” says Ruedy and adds that he hopes to bring “new sounds and flavors” to the Whitesnake-repertoire.

Check out Whitesnake’s website for tour dates, and judge Ruedy’s add-ons for yourself.

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Video: Hardcore Superstar posts Dark Decadence Tour trailer

Posted by katstat on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM (PST)

Swedish glam metallers Hardcore Superstar and gothic rock band The 69 Eyes have released the official trailer for their upcoming co-headlining Dark Decadence European Tour. The tour commences in late March.

Click here to watch the trailer and see a full listing of dates.

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Ratt Frontman Stephen Pearcy Wants You to Tweet at Him

Posted by jillettinger on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM (PST)

Stephen Pearcy, frontman of the still-making-music-long-after-the-1980’s Glam Metal band, Ratt, is, yes, now on Twitter. Don’t believe us? Here’s some recent tweets:

“METAL IN AMERICA” Tour taking shape tba, new band intact, press release next week, ALL good! Going to the Drag Races this weekend, CYA”(2/24/11)

“I want to thank everyone who came out to the shows this weekend, you kicked some ass! We had a great time. We’ll be “Back for More”. CYA” (2/20/11)

And of course, “For those of you who asked, here is the link for the new OFFICIAL Stephen Pearcy Facebook Page: Tell the World!” (2/18/11)

Catch the whole LA-based glammer Ratt crew also on Twitter, if you dare.

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Interview: Stryper-The Covering

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Michael Sweet of Stryper has been around the block, touring and performing in his influential Christian glam metal band since the early 80’s. Whether you agree with his band’s message or not, you can’t deny that Stryper have some sweet gosh darn harmonies and righteous riffs peppered through their catalogue. Every band has influences, and Stryper are looking back at peers and precursors who inspired them on the band’s new record THE COVERING. Who knows, maybe someday Demon Hunter will cover Stryper.

When it came time to pick out a listing of tunes to cover, all the band had to do was look back upon their club days.  “Growing up, before Stryper was even Stryper, we were a cover band,” says Sweet.  “We played Gazzarri’s on the Strip for years – we would do originals but also do covers, as well.  We always did Priest covers and Maiden covers, all those bands we grew up on and who influenced us. I’m never going to sound like Bruce Dickinson or Ronnie James Dio, nor would I ever try to.  And having me sing the song puts our own spin on it.  We just all did our own thing and with our own touches and feel – Robert, Tim, Oz, and myself – it has that Stryper feel to it as well.”

Most of the covers work well (especially “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Over The Mountain” which are well suited to the signature soaring Stryper vocals you love or hate). Even if you might be surprised to hear Sweet singing “Breaking The Law”, THE COVERING is worth checking out. I can man up and admit I love this style of metal while simultaneously wearing a Jucifer shirt.  Anyway, Sweet talked about the album, the songs, the past and future of Stryper and his rad stint in legendary classic rock band Boston.

To read the full interview click here

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