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Mötley Crüe plan next year’s Crüefest tour

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7:00 AM (PST)

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was recently interviewed by Examiner.com, where he was asked if the band will make another album next year or embark on another Crüefest tour. He replied, “We’re looking at another Cruefest. This tour doesn’t end until November of next year.”

Mötley Crüe’s latest album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released in 2008. It was the band’s first studio album in eight years, and the first to feature the band’s classic line-up in 11 years, since 1997’s Generation Swine.

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Swedish glam metal outfit Hardcore Superstar have unveiled a short snippet of their brand new track “We Don’t Need A Cure.” This track can be found on their upcoming, best-of album, “The Party Ain’t Over Till We Say So,” which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on October 28th.

You Can check out the teaser and the track list for “The Party Ain’t Over Till We Say So” here.

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Ratt announce new album

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 4:19 PM (PST)

California glam metallers, Ratt, have announced that they have begun working and writing  a new album. The new record is expected to be released in 2012. The band decided to do a new album after the success of their most recent release, “Infestation,” to which drummer Bobby Blotzer states:

We were just individually writing and collectively taking each other’s songs, and then putting our own individuality into our own songs. And they just came out sounding like a record that would have fit in between “Out of the Cellar” and “Invasion of Your Privacy,” respectively. It was a trip to see how everyone gravitated towards that record.

“Infestation” was released in April 2010 through Roadrunner Records.

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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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