The 7th Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala, a.k.a. “The most important night in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal” will take place on January 24, 2024, at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove, Anaheim, CA, and will be hosted by radio Icon / 2024 Metal Hall of Fame Inductee Eddie Trunk, and entertainment personality Cathy Rankin. The event will include a special 40th Anniversary Induction for Eddie Trunk, with surprise guests, live music performances, and an All-Star Jam. Continue reading
Ghost Cult Magazine was the first major metal news website to bring you the news of the formation of the new Psychedelic Doom Metal supergroup EYE AM! Featuring members of infamous bands Type O Negative, Crowbar, Down, Kingdom of Sorrow, and others – the band recently released their debut single “Dreams Always Die With The Sun” via Corpse Paint Records! We chatted with drumming legend Johnny Kelly about the formation of the group EYE AM, the new music the band is working on, drum kit intel, and his status for upcoming tours with Danzig, Quiet Riot, and the upcoming new album from Silvertomb!
Psychedelic Doom Metal supergroup EYE AM just released their highly anticipated debut single, “Dreams Always Die With The Sun,” out today June 2 on Corpse Paint Records a new Punk/Alt/Metal Record Company based out of Southwest Florida. The band features Crowbar vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, Type-O Negative guitarist/vocalist Kenny Hickey, and drummer/vocalist Johnny Kelly, as well as former Crowbar bassist Todd Strange. Along with the release of the single, streaming on all DSPs, the music video for “Dreams Always Die With The Sun,” is out now!
A brand new supergroup has formed with legends of Doom Metal including members of Type of Negative, Crowbar, and Down dubbed EYE AM. The news was revealed in a post from Florida metal label Corpsepaint Records! The band consists of Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative and Silvertomb on guitar and drums, Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Down, and Kingdom of Sorrow, and Todd Strange, formerly of Crowbar and Down. The debut single will be recorded by bassist Roger Lima of Less Than Jake.
This summer is gonna rule so hard with the upcoming Monsters on the Mountain Festival, brought to you once again from the creators of Monsters of Rock Cruise! Taking place this August 19th-21st, 2022 at The Gatlinburg Convention Center the fest is going to have a ton of killer bands from your favorite era of music such as Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Night Ranger, Extreme, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Stryper, Kix, and Firehouse, plus an array of interactive events and activities for fans! Get ready for photo opportunities with bands, access to the Rock N’ Roll Vendor Market, Rock N’ Roll Art Gallery, and the Outdoor Patio Experience, with more to be announced. The MOTM fest is once again hosted by Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM), comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine (former hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit TV show, “That Metal Show”), and pioneer rock radio DJ Nikki Blakk. Plus, Eddie Trunk will be broadcasting his SiriusXM show live on Friday (8/19). Three-day packages and individual day tickets on sale now!
Rocklahoma will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year and has put together a great lineup for the party! This year, Rocklahoma will make its Labor Day Weekend Party America’s biggest as the three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and more! Rocklahoma takes place on Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Produced by AEG Presents and original Rocklahoma founders Pryor Creek Music Festivals, Rocklahoma showcases the best new rock acts and classic artists performing on three stages. With onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages, Rocklahoma lives up to its motto of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Rock.”
James Durbin may have been the “metal guy” during his season on American Idol, but it’s been an uphill battle for him to get any sort of street cred in the actual scene. His subsequent solo albums seemed noncommittal in terms of style and his brief stint singing for Quiet Riot felt more like an odd novelty than a real step forward. It’s hard to tell how the reception towards The Beast Awakens (Frontiers Records srl) will compare but at the very least, it’s a notable turning point on his path to Heavy Metal legitimacy.
In a surprising post to social media Hard Rock legends Quiet Riot, who recently lost founder and leader Frankie Banali to Cancer, has opted to continue despite his death. The band shared that it was Frankie’s wish for the band to continue with longtime bassist Chuck Wright, singer Jizzy Pearl, guitarist Alex Grossi and drummer Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb, Danzig, Type of Negative). Read the statement from the band below. Continue reading
Sad news as Rock legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, who battled pancreatic cancer for the last few years of his life, has died. He was 68. after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to published reports. The drummer passed away last night (Thursday, August 20) at 7:18 p.m. on August 20 in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife and daughter. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up a brave and 16-month battle to the end and continued playing live as long as he could. He also updated his many fans with frequent social media posts, helping to encourage those around him. Standard chemotherapy stopped working and a series of strokes made the continuation of a clinical trial impossible. Funeral plans will be announced at a later date. Eddie Trunk revealed that Frankie had paid for and planned a huge party and celebration of life and according to his wife, will be held at a later date when safe, post-pandemic. We send our sympathy to Frankie’s family, friends, and family.
Hard rock legend Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot is recovering at home after recently suffering a stroke. Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 16 months, gave an update on his health in a social media post last night (Friday, August 14). He wrote: “Update: I spent the last three weeks in the hospital. Home now. Had two blood transfusions. I also had a stroke while there. I am rehabbing at home. Thank you for your concern and well wishes.”Continue reading