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Lita Ford records with Ace Frehley

April 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

ACE Frehley has posted a picture of himself with hair metal queen Lita Ford in the studio. “Greetings, Acelanders! This just in from the man himself,” someone posting on behalf of the former KISS guitarist wrote. “Fresh from their Origins Vol. II session. Ace with Lita Ford!” Origins II is the planned sequel to Frehley’s 2016 covers album, which also featured Ford on lead guitar and vocals. She performed on Frehley’s version of The Troggs’ “Wild Thing”. Last year Frehley, 67, and Ford, 60, performed together at the New Jersey KISS Expo. [read on]

Motley Crue “devoid of ethics and morality”

April 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

ALAN Niven, the Kiwi famous for managing Guns N’Roses, has quoted A&R guru Tom Zutaut – a key character in The Dirt – describing Motley Crue as “truly devoid of ethics and morality”. Niven recounted a conversation with his longtime friend on the latest episode of Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon, on which Zutaut also appears. Zutaut is played by Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson in The hit Netflix film about Motley Crue “We should let Tom speak for himself but he once said to me, not too long ago, that of all the bands he dealt with – and there are a lot – he said that Motley were the ones that were truly [read on]

Poison biopic in the works

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

SINGER Brett Michaels has revealed approaches to produce a The Dirt-style biopic on Poison. Speaking on Siriux XM, 56-year-old Michaels says he’s determined the project won’t happen unless it steers clear of cliches. “They have (approached us) and we will (do it) but it’s just got to be … what I don’t want is them just to throw the stuff that everyone obviously does,” Michaels told host Eddie Trunk. “I go back to Bohemian Rhapsody, it was so interesting to hear the stuff I didn’t know or the conversations they had. “…or how things came about with the music or their lifestyle. [read on]

Drummer gets tattoo of … a kebab wrapper

March 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

ROCKERS have been known to get some pretty weird tattoos but Andy Nielsen, drummer of Aussie outfit The Lazys, has taken the cake. Actually, make that the kebab. He’s taken the kebab. While preparing to perform on German TV last week, Andy wandered into The Good Old Times Tattoo in Berlin and askedartist Sebastian Aurich to ink a “piece” on an arm inspired by a doner wrapper. The chef depicted in the time-honoured design, usually dismissed by intoxicated revelers more concerned with the wrapper’s ability to soak up grease, has been turned into a demon. And above the shish is in the inscription timeless inscription Tod [read on]

Rachel Bolan doubts it’s really the end of the road for KISS

March 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

  SKID Row bassist Rachel Bolan is not convinced KISS’ End Of The Road Tour will actually mark retirement for the 1970s glam rock behemoths. The New Jersey rockers go back a long way with KISS, with a dispute over whether to tour with the New York icons said to have played a part in the departure of original Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach in 1996. KISS claim each show on the current tour is their final visit to that city. Their website shows dates up until December 3 in Auckland. “Man, I have the feeling it’s not going to be their farewell tour,” Bolan told the White Line Fever podcast. “If you remember in 2000, we played the [read on]

Ian Moss reveals medical condition that “could easily have been fatal”

January 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

AUSTRALIAN rock icon Ian Moss has revealed he overcame a condition that “could easily have been fatal” but for drugs that have only recently become publicly available. Speaking on the White Line Fever podcast, 63-year-old Moss pondered mortality as he discussed the 2017 death of fellow Australian guitarist, AC/DC’s Malcolm Young. “You think about mortality,” Moss said. “I’ve faced a thing myself that could easily have been fatal and it was just lucked out one more time with with medication that came on the market when they’d been hunting down for about 40 years. “I’ll keep that quiet as to what it is, what it’s all [read on]

LA Guns frontman: trust us over line-up changes

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

LA GUNS singer Phil Lewis says fans should trust him and guitarist Tracii Guns to employ “the best players available” as the number of musicians who’ve been in various iterations of the band approaches the half-century. Guitarist Michael Grant was sacked from the Sunset Strip outfit this year and replaced by Johnny Monaco, who only lasted 12 shows. Some estimates had Monaco as member 49. Adam Hamilton, a former bass player with LA Guns, has now returned as guitarist. “I think it’s pretty much accepted now that if it’s me and Tracii playing together, then that’s LA Guns,” Lewis, 61, tells the latest episode of White Line [read on]

Rose Tattoo to be kings of rock’s monsters, says LA Guns frontman

August 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

LA Guns singer Phil Lewis has predicted veteran Australian band Rose Tattoo will go “gangbusters” when they play a Caribbean cruise on a rare trip to the US in February. The Angry Anderson-fronted originators of biker rock are taking part in the Monsters Of Rock Cruise out of Miami on February 24 as part of a bill made up largely of eighties hair metal bands. The Tatts have just announced their new drummer is Jackie Barnes, son of another Australian rock legend, singer Jimmy Barnes LA Guns are one of the most storied of all Sunset Strip acts and Lewis tells the White Line Fever podcast the Tatts are “not that well known at all but the [read on]

Dio would be “pissed” at being replaced by hologram, says former guitarist

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

RONNIE James Dio’s former guitarist says the late heavy metal singer would be “pissed” that he had been replaced by a hologram. Dio, the former vocalist in Black Sabbath and Rainbow who died in 2010 aged 67, is now the subject of a touring show in which his three dimensional representation is backed by members of his band Dio. “I would like to see it myself, just to see it. I love hearing those songs, I love Ronnie, so that would be cool, Doug Aldrich, who was in Dio between 2002 and 2006, tells the White Line Fever podcast. “But I think Ronnie would be pissed. I think so. Ronnie would be, like, ‘c’mon, let me be dead in [read on]