After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
Pantera, Disturbed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Architects, Behemoth, Kreator, Meshuggah, Gojira, Parkway Drive, Testament, Voivod are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Tickets are on sale tomorrow at the links below. Continue reading
My chief concern heading into Funeral Chic’s Roman Candle (Prosthetic Records) is that the name Funeral Chic is very unappealing. It’s objectively a bad name for a band. It feels like a moniker Johnny Depp would give to one of his musical projects. Brings back memories of another Depp-associated collective, Hollywood Vampires. Yeah, I’d like a ticket to go see Jack Sparrow, Joe Perry and golf enthusiast Alice Cooper walk around onstage, Mr. Box Office. Continue reading
Rock legend Alice Cooper wrote and performed a new song to cheer up Zak Nilsson, the son of late Rock and Pop singer Harry Nilsson to cheer him up as he battles end-stage colon cancer. On a recent episode of “Coffee Talk With ADIKA Live”, a YouTube Live show hosted by bassist Stefan Adika and writer and former Rolling Stone contributor Corey Levitan, Cooper surprised Zak with the song. Adika and Leftan connected with Cooper via of Hollywood Vampires — Harry Nilsson’s old drinking club — to see if anyone wanted to send Zak a message after he recently chose to enter hospice instead of continuing treatment. Alice, the founder of the Hollywood Vampires, responded with an original song, surprising Harry during the January 2 “Coffee Talk” episode. Cooper will release his brand new studio album, Detroit Stories, on February 26 via earMUSIC. Continue reading
Supergroup Hollywood Vampires have shared their cover of David Bowie classic ‘Heroes’. The track, featuring Johnny Depp on lead vocals, was recorded last year at legendary Hansa Studios — the same place where Bowie wrote the original back in 1977. Check it out!Continue reading
Rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires are back with a new song and a new album on tap! Their new album Rise is dude out on June 21st via earMusic. In case you have been living under a rock, the band includes legends like Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, and shock rock icon Alice Cooper. You can hear the first new single now, Who’s Laughing Now right here and pre-order the album below!Continue reading
Joe Perry of Aerosmith, who collapsed and had to be rushed to the ER last weekend after performing with Billy Joel in New York, has offered an update on his health. Perry tweeted thanks to fans for the support. Perry’s publicist had issued an update yesterday, saying he was making progress. Perry had collapsed on stage back in 2016 during a Hollywood Vampires gig at Brooklyn, New York’s Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. We wish Joe well and will continue tracking this story.Continue reading
1990s underground metal legends The Clay People are returning with a new album later this month! Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables on September 28th. The new 11-song album was recorded at OverIt Studios in Albany, NY. The Clay People started originally as a prominent industrial band Clay People but also had a varying style of alternative metal music that made an impact at the time. You can watch the lyric video for the first single, ‘Illuminatus’, below.
Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables track listing:
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Singer Dan Neet described the album as “capturing us at a creative peak that was forged from what was, at times, a tenuous, cathartic and finally unifying recording process that reinvigorated and focused the band.”
The Clay People also called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero, with Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult, OWL) contributing bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite ‘Strange Day’ and ‘genRX.’ Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward and one-time Clay People member contributed keys, and programmer Wade Alin, who appeared on the band’s self-titled release, returns here as well.
The Damned have a smash record on the charts and are once again touring regularly. Evil Spirits is out now via Search and Destroy Records/Spinefarm, and the band has announced another run of UK tour dates. All dates are on sale at the link below. Continue reading
For 15 years now Alice Cooper has been raising money for charity with his Christmas Pudding concert series in his home state of Arizona. Gathering at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on December 3rd Alice, along with fellow Hollywood Vampires Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, KORN, The Gin Blossoms, and others banded together to support Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Continue reading