Phil Anselmo to release 5 “tripped out” albums

Phil Anselmo to release 5 “tripped out” albums

Superjoint vocalist Phil Anselmo reveals he’s recorded 5 new albums which he hopes to release later this year.

Superjoint mainman Phil Anselmo says he’s recorded five albums which span a variety of musical genres.

He describes the material as “tripped out” and plans to release them at some point later this year – and may even give them away free just to get the music into people’s hands.

Anselmo tells Metal Wani: “I’m sitting on five finished records right now – and they’re all different and they’re all tripped out. Some are heavier, some are heavier than heavy, and then some are not. I guess you woudn’t be able to stuff it into the heavy metal category at all. I think it’s the love of all the many genres.

“It’s a set of songs that have grown up with me since I was first able to pick up the guitar – little things that I had just written along the way. These songs have grown up with me and advanced and grown.”

Anselmo says Superjoint bassist Steve Taylor has been instrumental in helping him with the material, and adds: “He’s really an incredibly creative guitar player. He’s my main man right now. If it wasn’t for him, we probably would’t have half of these mysterious songs I’m talking about.”

As for releasing the music, Anselmo says: “I think this year. If I have to dump some free albums just to get this fucking music out, I’m gonna do it. And, of course, we’ll always have the hard copies and vinyl and stuff like that, for the collectors.”

Superjoint released new album Caught Up In The Gears Of Application in 2016 and are about wrap up a US tour, with the final show taking place at Pensacola’s Vinyl Music Hall, Florida, on February 3.

 

 

John Wetton, Asia singer, dead at 67

John Wetton, Asia singer, dead at 67. Spoke of the band’s troubled history, reunion in Morning Call interview

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By John J. MoserContact Reporter Of The Morning Call

John Wetton, the bassist and front man for Asia and a former member of King Crimson and U.K., died this morning at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer, the band Asia said on its Facebook page.

“We regret to announce that iconic singer, John Wetton, passed away in his sleep this morning,” a statement on the page said. “Rest in Peace, John. 12th June 1949 – 31st January 2017.”

Wetton had played the Lehigh Valley area in several bands in recent years.

Lehigh Valley Music had the pleasure of being Wetton’s first interview when The Original Asia re-formed and went back out on tour in 2006, playing Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe and Keswick Theater in Glenside.

Wetton, who was a consummate gentlemen and great interview during our phone call, was very open about the division of the band’s members and how it came back together.

Here’s the story I wrote that appeared in The Morning Call on Aug. 26, 2006:

 

Long way around proving best route for Asia’s 25th anniversary tour

Synthesizer-based disco and new wave music ruled the airwaves when arena rock super group Asia rose from the ashes of progressive rock heavyweights Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 1981.

“Everyone said about the music we recorded, “Oh, that’s not going to fly,’ because it was, I suppose, a hark back to prog-rock with one step in pop,” recalls vocalist-bassist John Wetton. ” And people said, “No, that’s not going to work. It’s all keyboards now. It’s all synthesizers.’ I think A Flock of Seagulls was No. 1.”

Against the odds, as well as critics’ brickbats, Asia’s self-titled debut, released in the spring of 1982, zoomed to No. 1 and stayed there nine weeks, selling seven million copies with the hit “Heat of The Moment” and three other singles, “Only Time Will Tell,” “Sole Survivor” and “Wildest Dreams.”

“Actually, what we did was make a sound that blew synthesizers out of the water,” Wetton says. “Everyone said, “Oh, no, no, no. A prog-guitar band ain’t gonna work.’ But it did.”

A quarter-century later, Wetton figures the musical climate is much the same, with genres fractured.

And so the four original members of Asia — Wetton, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes — are back together for the first time in 23 years, ready to give it another go with a 25th anniversary tour that starts Tuesday in Rochester, N.Y., and stops at Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe and at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.

“At the moment, I don’t think anybody knows which direction music’s going, so we just do what we do and see what happens again,” Wetton says over the telephone from England, where the band had just finished rehearsals for the tour.

Whether Asia — whose members together, in the earlier bands and in other groups such as King Crimson and The Buggles have sold 200 million records — can work another miracle remains to be seen.

But Wetton says just for the four original members of Asia to even be in the same studio is a miracle, so acrimonious was the band’s breakup.

The multiple platinum success of the first album — Billboard named it Album of the Year — was followed by a second disc, “Alpha,” that also went platinum and had hits with the power ballads “Don’t Cry” and “The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.” But egos and slower sales led to cracks in the band even as they sold out 1982 and 1983 tours.

Wetton says he was replaced by former ELP bassist Greg Lake before a huge MTV satellite concert in Japan in 1983 without even being told. “I wasn’t even consulted about it,” he says, laughing.

And when other band members asked him to return in 1984, Howe quit. “It all got — it got incredibly immature,” Wetton says. “We were all in our 30s — we weren’t spring chickens even then, you know? — but still behaved like teenagers. … You’d think that we would have been used to it and could have taken the blows, the slings and arrows.

“But, in fact, the trajection of the first band was so phenomenal that it caught everyone off guard, including managers and the record company, and nobody was prepared for quite that level of success. And yes, I am one of the first to stick my hand up and say, “Yeah, I spiraled out of control.’

“So hopefully we’re a little bit more grown up now.”

Howe was replaced and the band released a disappointing third album, “Astra,” but the four never played together again, and Wetton and Palmer also eventually left.

As the last original member, Downes continued on as Asia with other players through 2005 — they played Allentown’s Crocodile Rock Cafe in 2001 — although none of the albums or singles charted in the United States after 1990. Downes even kept the name when Wetton and Palmer, in a band called Qango, had more original Asia members.

Wetton says he thinks the later work detracted from Asia’s reputation, but says, “For most people, they would still think of the original band as being Asia. … It’s got to be those four or none at all.”

Wetton says the reunion came about after he and Downes, who remained friends and to whose daughter he is godfather, finished the second album of a new band, Icon, as Asia’s 25th anniversary loomed.

In addition, “Heat of the Moment” was used in the 2005 movie, “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” and in the Canadian version of the “American Idol” television show.

“[People] would say, “Well, you know, what are you going to do — the 25th anniversary would be a perfect opportunity for everyone to get back together again,”‘ he says. “We thought, “Oh, my god, you know, maybe it’s worth asking the other two.’ But we didn’t really expect anyone to say yes. It was a longshot.”

The band met Jan. 9 “with a view to sit the four of us down in the same room again,” Wetton says.

“I mean, um, a lot of people wouldn’t have even put money on that, you know?” he laughs. “So we stood in the same room and we just talked for a couple of hours and decided there weren’t any sort of insurmountable personal problems and we all got a genuine desire to do this.

Wetton says the reunion was planned as a four-week jaunt to simply acknowledge the anniversary, “but as we’ve been kind of solidifying as an entity again, things have started moving on. People want us to do a bit more.”

The U.S. tour has been extended through November, followed by a UK tour, and one in Japan in March.

Wetton says he also expects the reunion to result in new music from Asia. Universal Records is releasing greatest hits and video compilations, and a DVD of the tour is planned.

“And then we’ll move it along from there,” Wetton says. “I’m sure there’ll be a move to record at some stage. … I think the vast majority of the people … want to see us go on and do some more stuff and make a record.

Wetton says the show will be nearly two hours, with a set list of the entire first album, two songs from the second album and “an obscure track that the diehard fans will absolutely adore.”

But he says no songs will be played from any of the subsequent 10 albums released as works of Asia.

But Wetton says Asia also will play a few songs from the members’ other bands, such as “Roundabout” by Yes, “Fanfare For The Common Man” by ELP and The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” — ironically, a synthesizer-based song like those Asia swept to the wayside when it first emerged.

Asked how that song sounds played by Asia, Wetton says, “Come and see.”

21 positive habits that all happy people know

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21 positive habits that all happy people know

 

It seems to be simple. You’re either happy or you’re not, and you can’t change it. But it’s not just that: you can make yourself happy. All you need is just a little effort and to practice some good habits.

The Huffington Post recently published a list of 21 positive habits almost every happy person displays. It caused an enormous public reaction, collecting more than 250 thousand likes on Facebook in two days. Bright Side thought we’d share their article for you. So here are the 21 positive habits that all happy people know:

  1. They surround themselves with happy people
    Joy is contagious. Researchers who studied the ’spreading happiness’ phenomenon over 20 years found out that those surrounded by happy people are ’likely to be happy in the future’. A good reason to separate yourself from sad friends and find happy ones.
  2. They smile
    Even if you don’t feel joy, think about something good and smile. It should help. Think positive, too! If you smile while thinking bad thoughts, it won’t help.
  3. They develop an ability to recover
    Psychologists say that an ability to recover is the opposite of depression, not happiness. Happy people know how to recover from the shock of bad events. It’s kind of a weapon against some of the inevitable miseries that happen in our lives. As a Japanese proverb says: ’Fall seven times, get up eight.’
  4. They try to be happy
    Yes, it’s as simple as it sounds: attempts to be happy improve your inner emotional state of mind.
  5. They pay attention to good events
    It’s important to celebrate your achievements at the end of a long and difficult day. But happy people pay attention to the little successes as well. When we take the time to notice the little things, we get a bigger emotional kick which helps us to feel better during the day.
  6. They appreciate simple pleasures
    Eat ice-cream while sitting in a park, pet a dog, feel something, look out for a rainbow. Happy people really appreciate things like this, which don’t cost anything to anyone and appear on their own. Finding happiness in little things and being thankful for all you have is directly related to a sense of joy in your heart.
  7. They devote part of their time to giving
    Even though the day consists of 24 hours, positive people spend a part of this time doing good for others’ sakes, which brings the good back into their lives. Volunteer work or just doing random good deeds has a positive impact on both your mental and physical health. People that do good and suffer from depression are quite rare. Psychologists talk of something called the ’rush to help’, and they even compare it the positive emotional feeling some people get from drugs, because good deeds is a trigger for the development of dopamine (but in this case it comes without any of the terrible negative side effects!)
  8. They lose sense of time
    When you’re bound up in something extremely difficult, inspiring and meaningful, you feel something that may be called a ’flow.’ Happy people subconsciously seek a thing to do that’ll make demands on their talents and skills, which will become a challenge, will motivate them, and have clear objectives. Being carried away by this ’flow’ brings them a feeling of success.
  9. They prefer deep conversations to meaningless conversation
    There’s nothing bad in engaging in a bit of small talk, but having a long talk on serious topics is a great way to feel cheerful and alive. It brings more pleasure than a simple ’blah-blah’. One of the top five regrets of dying people is ’I wish I had more courage to talk about how I feel’. A sentimental thing, more so than chatting about the weather, can fill our hearts with joy and meaning.
  10. They spend money on others
    Money can buy happiness. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? But it can happen only when you spend it both on yourself and on other people. Giving is always better than receiving.
  11. They can listen
    When you listen, you open your mind to new knowledge and experiences. When you talk, you block it from entering. By listening to people you’re showing respect for them. People cannot remain indifferent to this, and you evoke positive feelings in them which make you yourself feel a little bit happier. An ability to listen is a skill that strengthens relationships.
  12. They keep in touch
    It’s simple and fast to write an SMS, call or post something on a social network. But to fly halfway across the country to see a dear friend is much more interesting and fun. Every person needs a sense of belonging to other people, and that demands communication with friends. Not online. Social networks don’t let us physically be with a person, and that’s extremely important to be happy.
  13. They see the bright side in everything
    Optimism has a positive impact on your health: it means you’ll experience less stress, which means fewer heart diseases, and have better pain tolerance. If you choose to look intentionally for the good in everything happening around you, you choose health and happiness. Seligman gave one of the best characterisations of optimists and pessimists in one of his books: ’The main characteristic of pessimists is that they believe that bad things last forever, ruin everything they achieve, and it’s all their fault. Optimists, though, who struggle against the exact same difficulties we all encounter in this the world, think of bad luck in the opposite way. They believe defeats to be temporary, and they’re certainly not their own fault: it’s down to circumstances, bad luck, or other people. They’re not disturbed by failure. Surrounded by troubles, they consider them to be a challenge and just try harder’.
  14. They appreciate good music
    There’s a power in music. Choosing the right music is an important factor in being happy. A song, being either happy or sad, can influence our view of life. There was some research carried out where the participants were asked to decide whether people were happy or not judging only by their photo. In most cases their answers were dictated by the mood of the music which the person being tested was listening to at that very moment. That means you need to listen to cheerful music more to feel good.
  15. They disconnect
    Technology, the news, and information won’t magically disappear if you step away from your laptop/PC for a while, or if you put your iPad aside, or turn off your smartphone, but it’s worth the short while you’re away. Digital detoxification lets your brain reload and relax.
  16. They’re in touch with their spiritual side
    An important part of all beliefs is the expression of gratitude, sympathy and compassion. They ask the ’big questions’ that fills life with context and meaning. Research in 2009 showed that children who believed they had an aim and superior purpose were happier than their peers living without it. But it’s not only about religion — it’s about any spiritual practice, the ’sacred rituals’ of our life. Meditation, prayer, or just a small amount of time every day given over to thinking — it doesn’t matter. Daily, weekly, monthly…whenever. The point is to have an anchor which regulates your life, makes you more spiritually enriched and gives you timeout in this eternal race.
  17. They do physical exercise
    Physical activity fills our body with endorphins. Endorphins make people happy. Due to chemical reactions in the brain, exercise relieves the symptoms of depression, anxiety and frustration. Plus, exercise gives us the opportunity to appreciate our body and love it, and it’s extremely important to be in a good mood. By-the-bye, even if a person doesn’t lose weight or reaches success through exercising, he/she still loves himself/herself more.
  18. They go for a walk
    Nature is source of life for the soul. Even a twenty-minute walk in the fresh air improves our general state of mind. When we feel tired, we drink a cup of coffee, but it’s better to go for a walk and take energy from nature.
  19. They have a lie-in
    ’Waking up on the wrong side of bed’ isn’t a little thing. Waking up having had the right amount of sleep is one of the ways you can avoid a bad mood during the day. Doctors advise not to jump immediately out of bed and run, but to start waking up slowly, enjoying the comfort of your blankets and pillows.
  20. They laugh
    You’ve heard about it hundreds of times: laughter is the best medicine. It provokes the production of hormones in your brain, which help you feel happier and reduce sensitivity to pain and stress. Try to laugh as often as possible. The brain reacts to laughter in the same way that the body reacts to regular physical exercise.
  21. They take wide steps
    This is not a metaphor. Happy people have a more free and relaxed pace, and their steps are wider. This begins a chain reaction in the brain. The wider our steps, the happier we are — no matter how weird and absurd it sounds. Just try small shuffling steps, staring at the ground. Feel happy? Of course not!

Based on materials from Huffington Post

Listen to Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From His First Album in Nearly 10 Years

Listen to Ray Davies’ New Song ‘Poetry’ From His First Album in Nearly 10 Years

Americana, which was co-produced with Guy Massey and John Jackson, is due on April 21. The Jayhawks’ Karen Grotberg also appears on the song “Message From the Road.” A second volume to Americana will reportedly be a released later this year.

The inspiration for Americana grew out of Davies’ autobiography of the same name, but it didn’t come easy. He first mentioned this project more than three years ago. Along the way, Davies told Mojo that it became “the biggest record project I’ve ever attempted. … It’s a real challenge. You adapt books into films and stage plays, but it’s very unusual to adapt a book into a record.”

In an inventive twist, new songs are interspersed on Americana with a series of spoken-word passages from the memoir. “My catchphrase right now is ‘feel free to fail,’” Davies told Billboard. “Because you gotta try, even if you don’t succeed. At least you tried. That was my approach with the Kinks, and it paid off for the most part.”

Davies’ most recent new solo project was 2008’s Working Man’s Cafe, while the Kinks haven’t released a collection of new material since To the Bone in 1994. Brother Dave Davies, a fellow co-founder of the Kinks, has been more active: He issued a pair of albums in 2013 and 2014, I Will Be Me and Rippin’ Up Time, respectively.

Ray Davies, ‘Americana’ Track Listing
“Americana”
“The Deal”
“Poetry”
“Message From the Road”
“A Place in Your Heart”
“The Mystery Room”
“Silent Movie”
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys”
“Change for Change”
“The Man Upstairs”
“I’ve Heard That Beat Before”
“A Long Drive Home to Tarzana”
“The Great Highway”
“The Invaders”
“Wings of Fantasy”

These Are the 10 Worst Jobs You Could Have Had In 2016

These Are the 10 Worst Jobs You Could Have Had In 2016

Maybe DJ-ing isn’t the best gig in the world.

The 2017 Golden Globe Nominations Are Here: See The List

The 2017 Golden Globe Nominations globeAre Here: See The List

‘La La Land’ leads the pack, but it’s ‘Deadpool’ that pulls off the most surprising nomination

by crystal bell

Time to wake up and act surprised, Hollywood! The best and brightest of the film and television industry are up at the crack of dawn today, waiting to hear the long list of nominees for this year’s Golden Globe

The Globes, the second-biggest event of awards season (not to mention the most fun because of, well, alcohol), honor the best performances and filmmakers of the year. And if you don’t want to ace your office Oscar pool this February, the Golden Globes are widely considered to be the best predictor for who will snag an Academy Award during the first-biggest event of the season. So get your suit and tie pressed and ready, Deadpool.

The Golden Globes will air live on NBC on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Here’s the full list of nominees:

FILM

Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell Or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Lionsgate

Best Picture, Musical/Comedy

20th Century Women

Deadpool

La La Land

Florence Foster Jenkins

Sing Street

Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress, Musical/Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

STX Entertainment

Best Actor, Musical/Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Roadside Attractions

Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing Trolls

Zootopia

Best Original Song

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Musical/Comedy

Atlanta

Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

HBO

Best Mini-Series or TV Film

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress, Television Series, Musical/Comedy

Rachel Bloom, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracy Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best Actor, Television Series, Musical/Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Film

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Film

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Coleman, The Night Manager

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Announces 2017 Lineup

Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Announces 2017 Lineup

Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville has announced its 2017 lineup.
Taking place on April 29 and 30 in Jacksonville, Florida, Soundgarden and Def Leppard will headline the event.
Additional performers include: A Perfect Circle, The Offspring, Mastodon, Chevelle, Seether, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Pierce The Veil, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Amon Amarth, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, In This Moment, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Nothing More, Rival Sons, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, Attila, Starset, Dinosaur Pile-Up, I Prevail, Kyng, Crobot, Volumes, Sylar, Fire From the Gods, As Lions, Badflower, Goodbye June, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Cover Your Tracks, The Charm The Fury, and more to be announced.
Pierce the Veil’s Vic Fuentes said, “We can’t wait to hit the stage and kick off the World’s Loudest Month in Florida at Rockville festival! See you all at the show!”
Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy added, “We’re stoked to be kicking off the World’s Loudest Month at Rockville with Alter Bridge. It’s gonna be epic so don’t miss it!”

“Welcome to Rockville has grown from a single day event into Florida’s biggest rock festival experience of the year. The 2017 lineup is a celebration of all things rock, with legends like Soundgarden, Def Leppard, A Perfect Circle, and The Offspring balanced with the best of what’s current and hot in rock and metal culture. This is a greatest hits celebration for all ages,” says founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Specially priced tickets as well hotel and VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, December 6 at Noon EST. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Discounted online hotel rates are also available through Curadora. Visit WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com for details.

Initial ticket prices will be as follows:
Weekend General Admission: starting at $89.50 + fees
Day General Admission: starting at $70.00 + fees
Single Day VIP: $140.00 + fees

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stages; seated area with shade for dining; private restroom facilities; and a VIP guest laminate.

As in the past, General Admission ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville partner GovX (www.govx.com).

For more information on Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville, visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Motorhead’s Roadkill: Victory Or Die book out in December

Motorhead’s Roadkill: Victory Or Die book out in December

by Christina O’Neill

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Motorhead photobook Roadkill: Victory Or Die will be released in December, featuring contributions from Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Queen’s Brian May

Motorhead photobook Roadkill: Victory Or Die will be released on December 20.

The publication celebrates late frontman Lemmy and features backstage pictures and commentary from Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Queen’s Brian May.

The book also includes their 22nd studio album, Bad Magic, which launched last year. Pre-order the package on Amazon.

Metallica’s James Hetfield recently called upon the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame to inaugurate Motorhead, who have been eligible for election since 2009.

He said: “There are so many great bands that haven’t been acknowledged – and if they do or don’t, it’s not up to me.

“It’s just a nod, a tip of the cap. What does it really mean to be in there? I don’t know. But to some of these bands it might mean the world.

“With the passing of Lemmy, it’s really, really important for me to see Motorhead acknowledged in that – because there’s no more rock’n’roll person on this planet than Lemmy.”

Meanwhile, Camerons Brewery announced they’ll release the Motorhead Road Crew beer later this year.

Lady Gaga Shows Off Rock Side

Lady Gaga Shows Off Rock Side By Unexpectedly Singing Led Zeppelin & Sounds Like a Totally Different Person

Just last month, Lady Gaga sat down with Howard Stern to promote her new album “Joanne” on “The Howard Stern Show” and gave listeners a shock when she unexpectedly belted out her favorite Led Zeppelin song, “Black Dog.”

While those who don’t know her well, compare her to Madonna, she’s really anything but. And, not like many other pop stars either.

Just recently, Gaga told Zane Lowe, “I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I’m a producer. I’m a writer. What I do is different.

Unbeknownst to many, she learned piano at the age of four and was just 11-years-old when she was accepted into Juilliard, the prestigious Manhattan private performing arts school. She chose to attend an Upper East Side Catholic school instead, and eventually got early admission to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The pop superstar is a “closet metalhead and hard rock fan,” and when she was young, she was even in a Led Zeppelin cover band.

“I love to yell and scream and be raspy,” she announced before giving the impromptu performance.

Gaga sang the first few lines of the song as Stern attempted to mimic Jimmy Page’s monster riff.

You won’t believe it when you hear it, she sounds like a completely different singer – and, there is no autotune or vocal effects.

The Shock Jock himself seems to be pretty shocked by her powerful vocals, and asks the singer, “And that’ll tear your voice up, right?”

“If you don’t know how to sing, yeah,” she responded.

Check it out the video below, it’s been making waves across the Internet, leaving more than a few hoping that she explores more of her rock ‘n’ roll side in the future.

 

Vince Neil Set to Play

Vince Neil Set to Play Presidential Inauguration

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Vince Neil photographed on Sept. 12, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Vince Neil is set to perform at the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on January 20.

The singer tells Billboard he was asked about his availability “months ago.” The longtime Motley Crue frontman will be performing with his own band. Neil is also set to appear on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, airing on NBC this January.

“The promoters asked if I was available, and I said yes,” Neil reveals. “So we sent all of the band’s passports to the Secret Service so everybody can get in, and all of the crew people, not knowing who was winning. But we were already scheduled to play.”

Neil said he was amused the night of the third debate in Las Vegas, when a guest that resembled him appeared at the end, igniting a debate on Twitter as to whether he was there. Even his 83-year-old mother believed it.

“My mom called me, and said, ‘I saw you shaking Donald Trump’s hand!’ [But] I wasn’t there! … The funny thing is I was invited to go and I just decided not to and watch it from home,” he says. “I think just because there was a guy with long blonde hair from Las Vegas, it’s got to be Vince Neil, right? ‘Hey, Vince, you shaved!’ Not really.”

As for what other bands are confirmed — or what he will perform, Neil says he’s still unsure.

“I don’t know how long I have to play. I don’t know if the Republican Party says which [songs] to play and what not to do,” he says. “It’s a little ways out. I’ll have more information as time goes on.”

 

billboard.com