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Metallica Just Teased A Tour Announcement, But Is It For Australia?

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Heavy metal legends Metallica have sent fans into a frenzy after teasing a forthcoming tour announcement, but unfortunately for Australian fans, it looks like it probably won’t have anything to do with the band returning down under. Metallica shared a number of teaser videos over the weekend, which suggest they’re planning on announcing some new details for their current WorldWired Tour (behind latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct) early this week. A post shared by Metallica (@metallica) on Feb 25, 2018 at 9:00am PST // It appears the announcement is due Monday US time, which would be early [read on]

Metallica Have Their Own Shoes Coming Out

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Metallica have dropped some of the most popular merch in music history and it looks like they’ve got something else up their sleeve, announcing shoes. The group have teamed up with Vans for a collection of footwear and clothing but we reckon it’s the shoes that people are going to be snapping up very quickly. In true Metallica style, they are black and white with the band’s iconic logo plastered all over it. They come in both a high-top and slip-on styles with an engraved Metallica logo on the sidewalls. They’re due to be released tomorrow on the Vans website, at selected retailers and on the band’s official [read on]

Metallica’s James Hetfield Added To The Cast Of Zac Efron-Starring Ted Bundy Movie

February 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is set to star in his first movie. He will act alongside Zac Efron in the forthcoming Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile, playing Officer Bob Hayward, who was the first officer to ever arrest Bundy. Hetfield has featured in other films like 2016’s Billions but this will be the first time he’s ever played a character. He was likely put up to the role by director Joe Berlinger who also directed Metallica’s documentary Some Kind of Monster plus West Memphis Three doco Paradise Lost which featured the band’s music. “Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes [read on]

Annual ‘Cliff Burton Day’ Announced In Honour Of Late Metallica Legend

February 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Metallica fans will come together to celebrate Cliff Burton this month, with February 10th to henceforth be known as ‘Cliff Burton Day’ in honour of the late bass legend. It comes following a petition, which garnered a huge amount of support to recognise Burton’s birthday in his hometown of California’s Castro Valley. “IT’S OFFICIAL!” Metallica announced on Instagram. “The Board of Supervisors from Alameda County has just proclaimed February 10, 2018, which would have been Cliff’s 56th birthday, ‘Cliff Burton Day’. “Thanks to all of the fans who got behind this [read on]

ET – Vinnie Vincent

January 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent makes his first public interview and appearance in over 20 years on this special episode. Vincent discusses why he's been gone, what he's been up to, his plans for the future, his current relationship with Gene Simmons, why he decided to finally return after two decades, and much more! This is one episode you don't wanna miss! [read on]

How I Discovered The Musical Genius of Ginger Wildheart

January 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ginger’s B-day Bash at the Garage 2017 The second to last show of the year for me in 2017 ended with a bang. I’ve seen Ginger Wildheart in multiple incarnations (The Wildhearts, Hey Hello, solo, etc.) but this was the first time I would get an invite to his birthday bash. Instead of recapping the event exactly as it went down I thought I would try something different. Several others have already done a great job with a play by play recap of that evening at the Garage with far more access than I had for photos (I was only allowed the first three songs of the three-hour-plus set). So this is a review of the show from an American Expat [read on]

ET – Rick Allen

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Legendary Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen joins Eddie on this episode to discuss his artwork and recent gallery exhibitions. The drummer also discusses his work with veterans, Steve Clark, how the band stood by him after his accident in 1984, auditioning for Def Leppard as a kid, his thoughts on not getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more! [read on]

ET – Tom Keifer

January 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer is joined by his wife and bandmate Savannah to discuss the all new deluxe edition of his 2013 solo release, 'The Way Life Goes.' The pair discuss working together, Keifer's vocal chord issues and consequential surgery, filming the documentary for the deluxe album, and more! [read on]

Top 17 of 2017 – Rock N Roll Cocktail’s Best Shows of the Year

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

  What a year it’s been for me here in the UK. 52 gigs, 102 bands, countless venues, hours and hours of editing, numerous beers and shots of whiskey across several European countries, and the long-awaited release of my new book Down in Front. It wasn’t easy to narrow this list down to 17 as II spent the last 8 days across Italy drinking wine and distilling this down to what I think is the best of the best. Let’s dive in. Ginger Wildheart’s Birthday Bash – The Garage, London – Ginger pulled out his “Springsteen” set….. three and a half hours of pure genius including a tribute to Tom [read on]

ET – 2018 New Year Special

January 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

On this exclusive podcast episode, Eddie Trunk rings in the new year by recapping his favorite albums, books, concerts, and moments from 2017! Tune into this guest-free episode to take a look back on the rockin' times from last year \m/ [read on]