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SPACEMAN TRIBUTE An All-Star tribute to original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley set for LA club

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

SPACEMAN TRIBUTE An All-Star tribute to original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley Hollywood, CALIFORNIA —  Attention all you Los Angeles and Southern California based Ace Frehley fans. There is very Kiss friendly event that you might need to know about, it’s an All-Star tribute to former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. Who’s gonna be there? Umm, a lot of people who somehow are affiliated with Kiss, Ace himself or clearly life-long members of the Kiss Army. See the list below![...] [read on]

RATT LAWSUIT NEWS “Suing you’s a dirty job, but I’m the man to do it” says Bobby Blotzer

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

RATT LAWSUIT NEWS “Suing you’s a dirty job, but I’m the man to do it” says Bobby Blotzer   Los Angeles — In the on going saga that is the battle over RATT there is an update from the Bobby Blotzer camp. Last week on November 5th a press release was posted on the official RATT Facebook. The press release gives us all a play-by-play and is highlighted by a few quotes from drummer Bobby Blotzer. “The choke[...] [read on]

One On One With Mitch Lafon – TOM WERMAN

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-166-tom-werman-producer   Producer Tom Werman joins Mitch in episode 166 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Tom discusses how he became a producer, offers his thoughts about ghost musicians, Nikki Sixx, Dee Snider and Rick Nielsen. He also looks back on classic albums by Stryper, Mötley Crüe, Glass Tiger, Cheap Trick, Love/Hate, Twisted Sister and more.   Quotes from the interview: [read on]

Rock Royalty Join Forces For A Benefit Concert For TONY MACALPINE

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

New York, NY (November 6, 2015)' Guitar legends Steve Vai , Zakk Wylde and John 5 , along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy , bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert for guitar and keyboard virtuoso Tony MacAlpine , who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.   The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine will take place at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on December 12, 2015, at 7:00pm, featuring performances from John 5 & The Creatures, Zakk Wylde with Mike Portnoy , Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian ; Steve Vai and band, and culminating in an all-star jam with house band Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian, and featuring special guests. Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies for the night.   [read on]

W.A.S.P. ‘Golgotha’ — Lyric Video

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Collectively, I think this site has more W.A.S.P. fans than just about anywhere else, other than the band's Facebook page. You should be excited, then, that W.A.S.P. just released a lyric video for their new song "Golgotha" off the album of the same name. Since W.A.S.P. is basically a religious band now, you shouldn't be shocked at all the religious themes in the track. Metal is Metal after all. Discuss. [read on]

Metal News Recap – Week of November 6, 2015

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ex-Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Says He’d Probably Be Dead If He Hadn’t Been Arrested This has been a tough year for former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo who was arrested in June and found himself facing a list of charges including rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful use of a weapon. Saying he “hit bottom” after being […] The post Metal News Recap – Week of November 6, 2015 appeared first on House of Hair with Dee Snider . [read on]

Discuss: Bobby Blotzer’s RATT Experience

November 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Videos are surfacing of the new RATT, which is really Bobby Blotzer's RATT Experience. The band features singer Josh Alan (Sin City Sinners), Scotty Griffin, Doc Ellis and a young guitarist who goes by Blaze. The band is talented for sure, but it just isn't RATT if you know what I mean. [read on]

TICKETS FOR “THE BENEFIT FOR TONY MACALPINE” ON SALE NOW

November 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tickets for The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine at the Wiltern Theater on December 12th at 7 PM are on sale now. Please click here to purchase. The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine features performances from John 5 & The Creatures, Zakk Wylde with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian; Steve Vai and band, and culminating in an all-star jam with house band Portnoy, Sheehan, Sherinian, and featuring special guests. Eddie Trunk will serve as master of ceremonies for the night. Read more about this event, here. Tickets for The Benefit for Tony MacAlpine at the Wiltern Theater on December 12th at 7 PM are on sale now. Please click here to [read on]

DRUMMER MIKE PORTNOY DISCUSSES HIS BIGGEST INFLUENCES AND THE WINERY DOGS

November 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dennis Gast of Music Insider Magazine spoke with Winery Dogs drummer Mike Portnoy. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Dennis Gast: I am a huge fan, so I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about what first inspired you to begin playing? Mike Portnoy: Well, I was a music fan from the minute I was born. My dad was a rock ‘n’ roll DJ, and he surrounded me with music from the minute I was born. I grew up with The Beatles, The Who, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin and all that stuff in the late 60s and early 70s. I think I inevitably became a musician, because I was such a music fan from the beginning. It was probably Keith [read on]