Friday, August 3, 2012

Here is our Metal Hottie of the Month

August 2012

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

That Metal Show Season 11 Line Up

As previously announced in Eddie's Trunk Report, That Metal Show has announced the guest line-up for its 11th season.

Scheduled guests include:

Episode 1, August 11th:
David Draiman (Disturbed)
Russell Allen, Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)
Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Dream Theater, Flying Colors) (guest drummer)

Episode 2, August 18th:
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt)
Steve Riley, Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) (guest guitarist)

The following six episodes haven't been filmed yet. Therefore, their airing dates will be announced soon.

Episode 3, TBA:
* Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
* Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)

Episode 4, TBA:
* Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
* Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick)

Episode 5, TBA:
* Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
Episode 6, TBA:
* Ann, Nancy Wilson (Heart)
* Lita Ford

Episode 7, TBA:
* Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, Van Halen)

Episode 8, TBA:
* King Diamond (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
* Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed)

In addition, three guitar greats will return to play on the above scheduled episodes and they include:
John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken, Souls Of We)

In addition, former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will also appear as a guest in theTop 5 with other possible surprise guests popping up this season.

Season 11 of That Metal Show begins airing August 11th on VH1 Classic. Check your local listings.

Courtesy of Eddie Trunk

Promotional Video For Judas Priest's "Screaming For Vengeance 30th Anniversary" Posted Online

A vital part of rock history - Judas Priest have spent 4 decades writing classic songs and putting on spectacular live shows. During this period, the band has sold in excess of 30 million albums, and played to countless millions of fans across the globe. In 1982, they released their eighth studio album Screaming For Vengeance, containing their hugely successful You’ve Got Another Thing Comin', the single which proved that metal could get mainstream radio airplay in the US – leading the way for a whole generation of new metal bands.

To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of this epic release, Judas Priest present you with Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition, containing not only the re-mastered original album plus bonus tracks, but also a live DVD from the 1983 US Festival show, filmed in San Bernadino CA on 29th May 1983.

The US Festival was intended to be a celebration of evolving technologies; a marriage of music, computers, television and people - organized by Steve Wozniak formerly of Apple Computer.

The Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition Live DVD was filmed at the second, and what turned out to be last, US Festival in 1983. The Sunday was the Heavy Metal Day -"It was the day new wave died and rock n' roll took over." It set the single day concert attendance record for the US with an estimated 375,000 people.

Judas Priest have this to say about this memorable day in metal history:

"On the day that we performed, we flew in by helicopter - and the first sight we saw was that of thousands of abandoned cars piled up around the crests of the hills that surrounded the festival arena, which as we went over took our breath away. For there below us, spread throughout hundreds of acres was a massive crowd – over three hundred thousand strong! The summer heat was raging and combined with the hot Santa Ana winds made for a scorching metal furnace on stage."

Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition CD Track Listing:

1. The Hellion
2. Electric Eye
3. Riding On The Wind
4. Bloodstone
5. (Take These) Chains
6. Pain And Pleasure
7. Screaming For Vengeance
8. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
9. Fever
10. Devil’s Child

Bonus tracks:

11. *Electric Eye (Live)
12. *Riding on the Wind (Live)
13. *You’ve Got Another Thing Coming (Live)
14. *Screaming For Vengeance (Live)
15. Devil’s Child (Live)
16. Prisoner of Your Eyes

* Live from the San Antonio Civic Center, September 10th 1982 US Festival Show - San Bernadino CA 29th May 1983 DVD:

1. Electric Eye
2. Riding On The Wind
3. Heading Out To The Highway
4. Metal Gods
5. Breaking The Law
6. Diamonds And Rust
7. Victim Of Changes
8. Living After Midnight
9. The Green Manalishi (with the two-pronged crown)
10. Screaming For Vengeance
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
12. Hell Bent For Leather

Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition also features a booklet featuring photos from Mark Weiss and liner notes written by our very own Eddie Trunk.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

SLAYER Frontman: 'We've Become Part Of The Fabric Of America

Daniel Brockman of The Boston Phoenix recently conducted an interview with SLAYER bassist/vocalist Tom Araya. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On SLAYER's career-long ability to incite hysteria:

Araya: "We have always just done things that we think are cool — everybody else tags us as 'controversial!' Everything we do, everything we write, everything we create, we do because it has a cool factor. We just want to be heavier and more intense than anything. One of us will come up with something, and it might make us go, 'Fuck!' — but inside we'll be thinking, 'That is so cool, people are going to shit!' "

On how SLAYER's developed its early sound:

Araya: "We started up as a band, and within a few years we got an offer to do a song for the 'Metal Massacre' series [a compilation series of unsigned metal bands put together by Metal Blade Records founderBrian Slagel that also included first recordings by METALLICA and RATT]. So we got the previous 'Metal Massacre' album, and decided to write a song better than what we heard. We knew we could do something better, we wanted to out-do the other guys. So we went ahead and did that."

On SLAYER's "outsider art form" becoming more mainstream:

Araya: "Nowadays, people who would never have been into metal can 'get' SLAYER, and honestly it's because of the 'wow' factor. I think people have adapted to that, they've realized it's cool. People don't have to buy into any kind of message; someone can just go 'Wow, this is really cool,' and no one's gonna think 'Oh, you're a devil worshipper' or 'Oh, you're a Nazi.' Now, they'll just think, 'Okay, he thinks that this is cool,' and that's about it. Music has gone through an evolution; metal has evolved and become part of the scene, and it's accepted. We've become part of the fabric of America." 

Posted on:Blabbermouth

DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED: 'The Trailer' Feature Film Trailer Released

The official trailer for "The Taking", the upcoming feature film starring DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED — the band led by VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan — can be seen below. A total of 10 vignettes/music videos will tell a tale of totally bizarre adventures, imprisoned band members, and kids-size ice cream cones. Helmed by Seattle filmmaker and documentarian Jamie Burton Chamberlin, the series explores the lyrical content of LOADED's studio album of the same title. A fall launch date is expected.

In a November 2010 interview with West Seattle Herald, Chamberlinsaid that the film "will be a contemporary version of, say, [THE BEATLES']'Hard Day's Night' meets [LED ZEPPELIN's] 'The Song Remains the Same', with aspects of documentary, music video, and live performance, all interconnected by an underlying motivation. The album will serve as the soundtrack." He added, "Everything will be shot in Seattle and the Northwest. We hope to use locations in West Seattle and other familiar settings to create these vignettes that develop organically within them."

Chamberlin told the West Seattle Herald that McKagan may push to have the piece released in the film festival circuit to offer exposure to a wider audience beyond his music fans.

"Not a lot of artists out there are interested in going to this extreme of having their music interpreted in film," said Chamberlin. "This project wouldn't be happening without Duff's vision, and the support of people likeRick Canny at Sanctuary management, LOADED's manager.

"Duff is a super guy, one of the nicest guys you could meet. He has shown a strong commitment to getting this project off the ground. He's got a great business sensibility and is totally creative, qualities that draw me to him as an artist. He's just a classy cat."

"The Taking" will feature cameos by Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS),Sean Kinney (ALICE IN CHAINS), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES),Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS) and Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), among others.

Courtesy of Blabbermouth

Wolfgang Van Halen Discusses The Making Of "A Different Kind Of Truth"

The Van Halen News Desk has printed excerpts from Guitar World’s recent interview with Wolfgang Van Halen. Read the portions below.

Guitar World: You played a major role in making A Different Kind Of Truth happen. How did the process begin?

Wolfgang: We took about three months off after the last show we played on the last tour, then we all got together and started jamming again. Just to warm up we playedDrop Dead Legs, Outta Love Again and Unchained at the first rehearsal we did, and we recorded it. It almost felt brand new. That got us all thinking that maybe we should record something new, especially since we have been playing all of the old songs for so long. I knew that Van Halen had this incredible catalog of music they’ve recorded and written that nobody has ever heard. Some people have heard a few of the unreleased demos, but there’s so much more that they haven’t. When you walk into the studio there are endless shelves of recordings. I grabbed a bunch of random tapes and picked out a few songs that I had known and liked. We started changing them around and writing new parts for them. We recorded the first demo of She’s The Woman in August 2009, and it felt really awesome. It felt like classic van Halen that was written today. It had the right [mix] of old and new. Then everything started falling together and we went to work on more songs.

Guitar World: Considering that this was the band’s first full-length album with David Lee Roth in 28 years it seems like it was a good idea to combine songs from the bands beginning, the later period with Roth like Ripley/Blood and Fire, and entirely new material.

Wolfgang: I wanted to remind my dad of the mindset he was in when he wrote songs like Running with the Devil and Dance the Night Away. I thought that recording those old songs would make it easier for dad, Dave and Al to put their minds where they were back then and get back to writing how they would have then. At first when the album came out we had a bunch of haters who were mad that we recorded new versions of songs that they already heard, but they don’t understand that is what almost every single musician does. They write music, and some of it gets used and some of it doesn’t. Only the diehard fans have bootlegs of those demos.

And there is a lot of new material on the album as well. It’s like all areas of van Halen slammed into one record. The old songs don’t sound the same as the old versions. The songs sound like where we are now.

Guitar World: In the studio you allegedly became a co-producer of the album.

Wolfgang: I guess dad likes to think of me as some sort of leader now. He was always going, “Do we have to do that? Are you sure? “I’d be like, “Yes, we should rehearse this, let’s do this, let’s change that, how about this? “I assumed that position. For a while people were going, “Okay, Wolf, shut up. You’re coming up with too much. Chill out. “I was just so excited, but a lot of it was just because I thought something else might sound good and we should try it.

Guitar World: You’re now in charge of doing the set lists for each show on this tour.

Wolfgang: Since it’s the second time around I felt we should have more liberty to reach back into the vaults and pull out some older songs like Women in Love, Girl Gone Bad, Outta Love Again and The Full Bug. We’ve rarely played the same set list from one night to the next. There’s almost always some variation. We’re working on a few other songs to throw in later. That keeps it fun. Everybody gets a different show. We already played a lot of the hits, so I wanted to throw in some songs like Hang ‘Em High and Hear About It Later, that the diehards love. It all stems from the fact that those songs are also some of my favorite songs. I was telling the guys that they haven’t played some of these songs since 1982, and I knew that everybody would go crazy over them.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Anthrax Drummer Arrested, Lawyer Releases Statement

In light of the current reports that have surfaced describing a recent altercation between Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife, which led to their subsequent arrests, the following statement has been released from Charlie Benante's lawyer, Charlie William L. Hotopp:

"Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times during an altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close.

Mr. Benante and his six-year old daughter Mia had traveled to Elkart, IN to meet Mrs. Benante and her 17-year old son who was participating in a weekend baseball series. At some point, words were exchanged between Mr. Benante, Mrs. Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle. Mrs. Benante hit Mr. Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned around to leave with Mia, Mrs. Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of his head with a cell phone. Police were called, and both Mr. Benante and Mrs. Benante were detained for domestic battery in front of a child.

Mr. Benante is understandably distraught by this incident and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it.

Mr. Benante will appear in Elkhart County court this Friday, August 3rd, and we expect complete vindication."

Further news on this story as it becomes available.

Courtesy of Eddie Trunk

Pro-Shot Video Of Black Sabbath Performing "Paranoid" In Birmingham Posted Online

On May 19th, 2012, Black Sabbath — in this case, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler with drummer Tommy Clufetos — shared the stage together for the first time in seven years in their hometown of Birmingham, England, playing a set of Sabbath classics.

The band have just posted a pro-shot video of Paranoid from that night, view it below.

The band will be playing their only show in the States on August 3rd at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Plans for a full tour were canceled when Iommi was diagnosed with cancer.

The Battle For The Queensryche Name Rages On

Geoff Tate is continuing to block his former bandmates from accessing the Queensryche website and social media channels, they say.

And the singer’s representative argues that a court ruling allowing them to continue using the band name means he can do the same – raising the suggestion there could be two outfits operating under the title.
Founding members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield fired Tate last month. In a series of sensational court documents it was revealed Tate had signed a “secret” deal to make a movie based on Queensryche’s Operation Mindcrime album and had threatened to “kill” Rockenfield, while the singer admitted he had struck some of his colleagues – but regretted the action.

The band played their first show with new singer Todd La Torre over the weekend. But they say they’ve been forced to launch a new website because Tate won’t give them access to their old one.

The singer argues that his legal attempt to stop them using the name, which was defeated at King County Superior Court, means that both parties are entitled to use it.

Wilton, Jackson and Rockenfield say in a court filing reported by Blabbermouth: "Since the defeat of the injunction, Geoff Tate has continued to interfere with the defendants’ progress to tour under the Queensryche name. This includes refusal to relinquish control of and other accounts, challenging the defendants from taking control of the registry of, and announcing to the national press his ‘encouragements by the judge’ to your as his own Queensryche.

“Mr. Tate has also announced his intention to release an album under the monikerVoice of Queensryche, utilizing a version of the Queensryche symbol. There is no authority allowing a minority shareholder to use these assets.”

But Tate’s A&R manager, Paul Gargano, says: “The injunction would not have just prevented the defendants from touring as Queensryche until the claim is settled. It would have prevented both parties. This is critical. The intention of the injunction was to protect the future value of Queensryche by eliminating the possibility of their being multiple versions of Queensryche.

Not only did the judge deny in the injunction – she also urged and encouraged that there should be two Queensryche bands moving forward. Which is precisely what the injunction intended to avoid.”

The case is due to go to trial in November.

The La Torre fronted band played at the Halfway Jam in Minnesota over the weekend, delivering a 19-song setlist: Queen of the Reich, Speak, Neue Regel, Walk in the Shadows, En Force, I Don’t Believe in Love, Child of Fire, The Whisper,Warning, Spreading the Disease, The Needle Lies, Prophecy, Take Hold of the Flame, My Empty Room, Eyes of a Stranger, Empire, Wrathchild, Jet City Woman, Roads to Madness.

Aeromith's New Album Features Vocals By Carrie Underwood, Julian Lennon And Johnny Depp

David Browne of Rolling Stone reports:

To the sound of a collective "whew" from fans, Aerosmith are – to quote one of their vintage song titles – back in the saddle. Just over two weeks ago, Steven Tyler announced he was leaving his judge post at American Idol, and the band's three-years-in-the-making album, Music from Another Dimension!, will finally be released in the fall. But, Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry may be the most relieved of all – for different reasons.

Tyler admits that Aerosmith's troubles (his often nasty public spat with the other band members starting in 2009) were the principal reason he signed up with the show in 2010. "It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest," he says, calling the show "not my cup of tea." Regarding his two-season stint, for which he was reportedly paid $10 million a season, he now says, "I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J. Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life."

The downside, he says, was the workload and his supposed role as the new Simon Cowell. "It was just hard work: seven-hour days and then I went and did the [Aerosmith] album for eight hours after that," Tyler says.

Perry also seems relieved that his longtime bandmate is no longer on Idol. "There was certainly the fame and notoriety that went with it," Perry says, "But you can't figure out what a band is about reading about it in the gossip column."

Aerosmith's forthcoming release, Music from Another Dimension!, includes appearances from singers Carrie Underwood and Julian Lennon and actor Johnny Depp.

Perry says he was initially skeptical about Carrie Underwood dueting with Tyler on Beautiful, which Tyler describes as "a country-western crossover ballad." But Perry was won over, "Their voices matched up really well. It doesn't sound forced. It was just right." 

While in Los Angeles working on Idol, Tyler met Julian Lennon in his hotel, and Lennon wound up contributing harmony vocals to Love Three Times a Day, which Tyler not surprisingly describes as "Beatlesque." "He's such a sweet fucking guy," Tyler says. "And he's John's first son with that voice and sense of humor – gimme a break!" 

Johnny Depp also added backup vocals to Perry's politically conscious rocker Freedom Fighter, but the song may end up an outtake or on a later deluxe edition of the album, according to Perry.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

Aerosmith's Music from Another Dimension! is due for release in November.