According to the KISS Facebook page :
“After 45 years of rocking the world it all comes down to this. Our final tour ever.
The KISS End Of The Road World Tour presale begins tomorrow at 10am local. For dates, ticket & VIP info visit kissonline.com“
Jan. 31 — Vancouver, BC, Canada — Rogers Arena
Feb. 01 — Portland, OR — Rose Garden Moda Center
Feb. 02 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Feb. 04 — Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
Feb. 07 — San Diego, CA — Viejas Arena
Feb. 08 — Fresno, CA — Save Mart Center
Feb. 09 — Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
Feb. 12 — Anaheim, CA — Honda Center
Feb. 13 — Glendale, AZ — Gila River Arena
Feb. 15 — Las Vegas, NV — T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 16 — Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
Feb. 19 — Corpus ChrisW, TX — American Bank Center
Feb. 20 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center
Feb. 22 — New Orleans, LA — Smoothie King Center
Feb. 23 — Memphis, TN — FedEx Forum
Feb. 26 — Oklahoma City, OK — Chesapeake
Feb. 27 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
Mar. 01 — Milwaukee, WI — Fiserv Forum
Mar. 02 — Chicago, IL — United Center
Mar. 04 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
Mar. 06 — Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar. 07 — Omaha, NE — CenturyLink Center
Mar. 09 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
Mar. 10 — Moline, IL — Mark of the Quad CiWes
Mar. 12 — Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center
Mar. 13 — Detroit, MI — Lible Caesars Arena
Mar. 16 — Columbus, OH — Nationwide Arena
Mar. 17 — Cleveland, OH — Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 19 — Montreal, QC, Canada — Bell Centre
Mar. 20 — Toronto, ON, Canada — Air Canada Centre
Mar. 22 — Uniondale, NY — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar. 23 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 26 — Boston, MA TD — Garden
Mar. 27 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
Mar. 29 — Philadelphia, PA — Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 30 — Pittsburgh, PA — PPG Paints Arena
Apr. 02 — Quebec City, QC, Canada — Videotron Centre
Apr. 03 — Ottawa, ON, Canada — Canadian Tire Centre
Apr. 06 — Raleigh, NC — PNC Arena
Apr. 07 — Atlanta, GA — Philips Arena
Apr. 09 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 11 — Tampa, FL -- Amalie Arena
Apr. 12 — Jacksonville, FL -- Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 13 — Birmingham, AL — BJCC
May 27 — Leipziger Messe — Leipzig, Germany
May 29 — Stadthalle — Vienna, Austria
May 31 — Konigsplatz — Munich, Germany
Jun. 02 — Georg Meiches Stadium — Essen, Germany
Jun. 04 — Waldbuhne — Berlin, Germany
Jun. 05 — Expo-Plaza — Hannover, Germany
Jun. 07 — Sweden Rock Festival — Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 — Ice Arena — St. Petersburg, Russia
Jun. 13 — Dinamon Stadium — Moscow, Russia
Jun. 16 — Nsa Stadium — Kiev, Ukraine
Jun. 18 — Tauron Arena — Krakow, Poland
Jun. 25 — Ziggo Dome — Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun. 27 — Tons Of Rock — Oslo, Norway
Jun. 28 — Trondheim Rocks — Trondheim, Norway
Jul. 02 — Ippodromo Snai San Siro — Milan, Italy
Jul. 04 — Hallenstadion — Zurich, Switzerland
Jul. 06 — Rennbahn — Iffezheim, Germany
Jul. 09 — Birmingham Arena — Birmingham, England
Jul. 11 — O2 Arena — London, England
Jul. 12 — Manchester Arena — Manchester, England
Jul. 14 — Newcastle Arena — Newcastle, England
Jul. 16 — Sse Hydro — Glasgow, Scotland
Over the past few weeks social media has seen some comments and photos that seemed to be hinting at new music from at least a few members of Motley Crue. Fans were shown Nikki and Tommy together in the studio a few weeks ago. Yesterday, Vince Neil confirmed the suspicions and announced that the full and original lineup of the Crue is recording new songs together!!! He also addressed the "contract" that many people were concerned about saying that they signed a contract not to tour, no one ever said they were breaking up or would no longer make music. Hallelujah!!!!!!!
Mitch Malloy is an amazing singer, producer, engineer & songwriter. He has replaced the singer of Great White, Terry Ilous, who has left the band to pursue his other projects.
Malloy has been a solo, recording artist since 1992 and has also been songwriting and producing for many clients such as, Taylor Swift, Boys Like Girls, Kenny Loggins and many more for his Malloy Master Tracks studio.
Mitch stated that he respected the 2 previous singers, Jack Russell & Terry Ilous, but he plans on performing Great White’s music his own way. He was quoted as saying:
“I have to respect this music honorably. I respect what came before me and have to remind fans where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time.”
When he first heard his voice singing Great White’s music, he “knew something special was going on.”
We wish him all the best of luck and can’t wait to see where the band goes from here!
Great White and Mitch Malloy are two of our Vintage Spotlight featured artists this week. You will hear a lot of their music from the past all week and weekend!
This powerhouse line-up has “greatest summer concert series” written ALL over it!
Buckcherry, P.O.D., Lit and Alien Ant Farm touring together...
It will kick off in June at the Milwaukee Summerfest then continue touring the rest of the country until early September.
These bands have been around for awhile now and one can only imagine how badass this tour will be! Buckcherry singer, Josh Todd says, “you’re gonna get your money’s worth on this one…”. Sonny Sandoval, singer for P.O.D. adds, “This is the good vibes rock and roll tour of the summer. A bunch of friends hitting the road together and playing music we love for more friends across the states.”
This is a must see tour!
Here are where they’ll be...don’t wait to buy tickets!
I guarantee they will go F-A-S-T!
2018 Gen-X Tour Dates:
June 28 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest- Harley Davidson
June 29 - Corbin, Ky. @ Corbin Arena
June 30 - Novi, Mich. @ Stars and Stripes Festival FREE SHOW
July 3 - Miramar, Fla. @ Miramar Amphitheater
July 5 - Savannah. Ga. @ The Stage on the Bay ^
July 6 - Murrels Inlet, S.C. @ The Beaver Bar
July 7 - Baltimore, Md. @ Pier Six Pavilion
July 26 - Farmingville, N.Y. @ The Amphitheater at Bald Hill
July 27 - Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
July 28 - Trenton, N.J. @ CURE Insurance Arena
July 30 - Watertown, N.Y. @ Exhibition Hall
July 31 - Barrie, Ontario @ Maverick's Music Hall
Aug. 3 - Moorhead, Minn. @ Bluestem Amphitheater
Aug. 6 - Sturgis, S.D. @ Iron Horse Saloon FREE SHOW
Aug. 9 - Pocola, Okla. @ Choctaw Casino & Resort FREE SHOW
Aug. 10 - Lake Charles, La. @ Golden Nugget Casino - H20
Aug. 11 - El Dorado, Ark. @ Griffin Music Hall
Aug. 12 - Nixa, Mo. @ Summers at the River
Aug. 14 - Aurora, Colo. @ Stampede
Aug. 17 - Glen Fora, Wis. @ The Northwoods Rock Rally
Aug. 19 - Bonner Springs, Kan. @ Providence Medical Center
Aug. 21 - Corpus Christi, Texas @ Concrete Street Pavilion
Aug. 22 - Cedar Park, Texas @ HEB Center
Aug. 24 - Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music
Aug. 25 - El Paso, Texas @ Speaking Rock Entertainment FREE SHOW
Aug. 26 - Sugarland, Texas @ Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland
Aug. 28 - Abilene, Texas @ Abilene Civic Center
Aug. 30 - Sioux City, Iowa @ Tyson Events Center
Aug. 31 - DuQuoin, Ill. @ DuQuoin State Fair
Sept. 1 - Naperville, Ill. @ Naperville Last Fling
Sept. 3 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
Sept. 6 - Scottsdale, Ariz. @ BLK Live
Sept. 7 - Scottsdale, Ariz. @ BLK Live
As we reported last week both Michael Grant and L.A. Guns had announced that Grant was out of the band. Sure, there was a bit of this-n-that about how that actually happened. But the end result was the same and the question on everyone's mind was whether L.A. Guns would replace Grant or continue on with only one guitarist (Tracii Guns).
The answer was provided via Tracii Guns' Instagram, where he stated:
"I would personally like to welcome @johnnymonaco to @laguns. He’s a very sophisticated musician, a great friend and I can’t wait to share the stage with him."
We're all interested in seeing how this lineup works for the band. Johnny Monaco has spent many years in the spotlight as guitarist and singer for Enuff Znuff. So he's no babe in the woods when it comes to the world of music. The headlines in the metal world have been filled with the news of Grant's "firing" as well as speculation about how the band would handle the situation moving forward. Johnny Monaco has some big shoes to fill- Grant was definitely a talented guitarist, but I think his history over the years proves that he's definitely up to the job.
Welcome to L.A. Guns Johnny!
Sebastian Bach had the chance to connect with Steve Perry while attending Alice in Chains’lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell’s birthday party. Bach credits Perry for expanding his vocal range stating that when he gets ready to go on tour, he warms up singing Perry songs. He says, “Steve’s voice is so incredible to listen to and such an inspiration to all vocalist worldwide.”
The twosome had their picture taken at the party and Bach said that he doesn’t normally print out pictures but he was definitely printing this one. “It’s hard to put into words how much I love this picture.”
Bach has been praised for his own vocals through the years but it’s nice to see him pay his respects to a legend who essentially changed his life. Without Steve Perry, who knows what Bach’s outcome would have been? As a huge fan of both of these men, I for one am glad it happened the way it did!
Yep, you heard it right! As reported by Loudwire the band Santa Cruz, who was ironically promoting their album “Bad Blood Rising” , have called it quits. The quartet kicked off their first US tour this year and was scheduled for several more tour dates alongside of WWE wrestler Chris Jericho’s band, ‘Fozzy’.
According to singer Arttu “Archie Cruz” Kuosmanen, the other members, of the band, kicked him off of their bus and told him that ‘Santa Cruz’ was over. Shortly after Kuosmanen’s statement on Instagram, ‘Johnny Cruz’ , guitarist for the band, also took to Instagram and said, “I am very sorry to inform, but I’m leaving ‘Santa Cruz’ and so are Mitty and Taz. We faced issues that we cannot solve even though we tried everything that we could to make this band happen.”
Santa Cruz was formed in 2007 and had 3 studio albums.
L.A. Guns fans were shocked a few weeks ago when the band issued an announcement that stated Michael Grant was leaving the band. Grant had been added as a guitarist while Tracii Guns was not involved in the band. If he was going to be booted out we all expected it would happen when Tracii returned. Instead the lineup continued with both great guitarists until a few days ago.
L.A. Guns official Facebook page featured this announcement:
Michael Grant Leaves L.A. Guns, effective March 5 LOS ANGELES, CA (March 7, 2018) – Michael Grant announced that he left L.A. Guns effective March 5 to pursue other interests including his solo project, Michael Grant & The Assassins. L.A. Guns thanks Michael for his contributions, and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors.
Michael Grant appeared on the Eddie Trunk show on Monday March 19, 2018 for an interview. Of course the topic was his leaving the band, since that's been on music website headlines since the post appeared on the L.A. Guns Facebook page. From Michael's telling of the story everyone in the band was sad that he left except for one person- Phil Lewis. While the band released an announcement that Grant was no longer with the band, Grant claims it wasn't his choice, he was fired from L.A. Guns and it had nothing to do with Tracii Guns being back in the band.
Looks to me like the band was trying to allow him a bit of respect and not make a full disclosure of the story behind his leaving the band. Apparently Michael Grant wasn't satisfied with that and wanted to tell his side of the story. You can listen to his interview with Eddie Trunk in the video below.
The comments section on both the L.A. Guns announcement and the Eddie Trunk YouTube video of the interview are filled with fans that have expressed anger, dismay and support for both sides of this happening. While we, as fans may be shocked by lineup changes, the band members themselves face difficult decisions and many times when someone leaves a band it is like breaking up a family. We experience that vicariously from the outside, and no one is scared to share their opinion on the internet so before you visit the comments sections pop some popcorn or mix yourself a drink.
Despite interviews and reports that get one side of the story or the other, there is always what happened behind the scenes to consider. We don't know why Grant was fired, but we do know that L.A. Guns is a band that is back on the upswing with their newest album and the reunion of Lewis and Guns. We wish Michael Grant the best but can't help but wonder why he wouldn't take the graceful out that he was offered.
Metal Sludge offered a follow up post to their original report of Grant being fired with more details and a list of possible transgressions by Grant that may have led up to whatever the most recent thing that happened being the last straw with the other members of the band.
Alice Cooper’s “Paranormal Evening” tour/tour datesLegendary rocker, Alice Cooper, has dropped his summer tour dates for 2018 which will start at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3rd and wraps up in York, Pa. September 7th.
His L.A. & Las Vegas shows will have a special guest of legendary status,
Alice Cooper "Paranormal Evening" Tour Dates
Aug. 2 – West Allis, Wis. @ Wisconsin State Fair
Aug. 5 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Washington Pavilion
Aug. 6 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
Aug. 8 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Pike’s Peak Center
Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Chelsea
Aug. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
Aug. 14 – San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic
Aug. 15 – Jackson, Calif. @ Jackson Rancheria Casino
Aug. 18 – Bonner, Mont. @ Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Aug. 19 – Everett, Wash. @ Angel of the Winds Arena
Aug. 20 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug. 22 – Calgary, Alberta @ Southern Jubilee Auditorium
Aug. 23 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Northern Jubilee Auditorium
Aug. 25 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Sasktel Centre
Aug. 26 – Estevan, Saskatchewan @ Affinity Place
Aug. 28 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Aug. 29 – Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Aug. 30 – St Paul, Minn. @ Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 1 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Foelinger Theatre
Sept. 2 – Huber Heights, Ohio @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
Sept. 4 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
Sept. 6 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
Sept. 7 – York, Penn. @ York Fair
In other Alice news, he will be portraying King Herod in the upcoming, live television event, Jesus Christ Superstar. Which airs on April 1, on NBC.
Author Jake Brown has gathered stories from many famous names and put together a book called "Beyond the Beats Rock &Roll's Greatest Drummers Speak". The book is scheduled to be released in print on March 13 with audio and ebook formats coming in April. This is a look at the rock life and music that we've never before seen.
"I can't even tell you how much time I spent with headphones on just wailing through my favorite stuff, because you can sit there and take lessons all day long and get technically schooled, but there's something really different about playing along and emulating some of your favorite drummers." says Tommy Lee of Motley Crue.
You'll also get the behind the scenes stories of famous drummers including:
The 4-song EP release from Trixy Tang is set to release on March 16. These rockers hail from Grand Rapids, Michigan and have honed their talents as a cover band, opened for Warrant in Detroit, and now they have big plans for their arrival on the music scene across the country.
Recently frontman Klay Fennema was interviewed by Eric Mitts of Revue. In relation to their music Fennema says, “The best way I can describe our musical style is simply having a good time… There is so much to stress about nowadays. We like writing music about partying, letting loose on the weekend after a long week of work, letting your hair down and raising your glass. Good times is what we’re all about.”
Now doesn't that sound like the type of music we love? Let's see what these guys have to offer, and make their EP, "Sunday Cruisin'" one of the most in demand new releases this year!!!
We've created this station, Facebook group and website to bring back our favorite music and remember the best times of our lives.
In doing so we've discovered that people are eager to revisit their glory days and for many that means indulging in a little bit of hair metal, glam rock, pretty boys jamming with electric toys and all the excitement that went with it.
Tribute bands are a big draw for people when they can't see the original bands, They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and cover bands or tribute bands are definitely flattering.
Rather than being a tribute band that covers just one band, like Motley Inc. with Motley Crue, or Poison Overdose with Poison there's a band out of Orange County, California that covers hair bands. That's right, Power Serge is a band that completely flatters the hell out of all the bands and people that we mid-lifers used to be and love.
The great thing about Power Serge is that when they play, people from all over come running. It's a chance to experience the 80s, hairspray,teased hair and spandex all over again for some of us and for the first time for others. Jimmy Alvarez of The OC Weekly said:
"It’s no surprise that ‘80s Glam Metal music and big hair is the great communicator and unifier between 30 to 50-year old’s and teens. That combination of power ballads and big hair has been such a weird fascination, it’s like a time machine. It can immediately transport you to any point in time, be it good, or bad. The thing about music, unlike people, it is always there for you and never lets you down. That is the draw for a band that does it right."
Learn more about Power Serge and how you can experience the fun of a live show ontheir Facebook page!
Our hope is that through our station we can invoke that same feeling of nostalgia, love and happiness that Power Serge's fans feel! Let us know how we're doing!!!
With so many rock stars writing memoirs, you may think the upcoming book by Gene Simmons of Kiss is going to be much of the same ol' thing. Think again. Gene is delving into the darker side of success and living the life of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. He's exploring death, and what leads so many young rockers to destroy their lives by the age of 27.
The actual title of the book is "27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club". The official synopsis for the book, which will be released in August 2018 reads:
"Beginning in the summer of 1969, a slew of major rock stars all died in quick succession: Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison, all hugely influential musicians of their time, passed away, under tragic circumstances, and at exactly 27 years old.
This is how the rumor of the '27 club' — the idea that there is something fateful, myth-worthy, or even cursed about turning 27 — began. Since then, the morbid pantheon has continued to grow, now including art prodigy Basquiat (d. 1988), legendary NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain (d. 1994), and nu-blues heroine Amy Winehouse (d. 2011), among other unforgettable figures. Becoming a member is a perverse privilege, but the cost of entry is dangerously high.
In '27', rock legend Gene Simmons of KISS fame, a man with over 10 million album sales and many a story to his name, will serve as our guide to the enigmatic 27 club, examining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll from the inside, and answering our enduring questions… Why do we find ourselves obsessed with the untimely deaths of the famous and the infamous? Is the 27 club just a compelling urban legend? What does age 27 really mean for our most beautiful and damned?"
Who would know about decades of stardom, excess and fame better than the original Demon of rock? I'm waiting eagerly for this release!
While our goal is for you to go to our station, and nowhere else for music, there is a show you need to check out. If you love hair bands, lots of information about bands and band members along with a personal touch you need to listen to Psycho Steve!
From the very first episode I was hooked. Steve pulls no punches, he is all about bringing about the best in hair metal one way or another. Whether that means changing out band members or advising serious work on songwriting he's got an insiders view that many of us listening to the music don't have.
Steve is a proud father of 2, hair metal fanatic and has plenty of experience in the rock world as he was a band manager in the past. Now he shares all his knowledge with you and me through his Psycho Steve Presents Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow show. You can join the throngs of fans by going to Soundcloud or iTunes and checking out the previous episodes. Be sure to subscribe because he puts out a new show every Wednesday!!! Wednesday as in TOMORROW! You've got a lot of catching up to do! Go! Listen! Now!!!!
I'm gonna be really nice to you guys and just put the first episode here. Trust me, you're gonna love it!
Can you believe it's time for the 10th anniversary of the M3 Rock Festival? Happening at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 4th and 5th, 2018 is the most popular and hardest rockin' festivals on the East coast. If you, like me, have never had the opportunity to attend M3 now is a great time to remedy that situation!
Those of us of a certain age remember the decade of decadence in all its glory. The M3 festival is designed to bring that feeling back to life. Not only do you get to hear and see great bands, you have the chance to meet them, get autographs, or just have a chat with artists that have always been larger than life. The people who created the music that gets you through your life! The best thing is that all of this occurs in a setting filled with fans just like you, meet up with old friends and make some new ones at M3! It is also a chance for us to introduce our children, the next generation of "long haired freaky people" fans to our music and the way life was for us as teens.
Rather than post the amazing lineup for M3, I'm going to make sure you visit their website so that when you see who will be there you will already be in the right place to get your tickets!!!! But I will do a little name-dropping for you... Pretty Boy Floyd!!!!! KIX!!!! Frank Hannon of Tesla!!!!!
Okay that's all I'm giving you, click HERE to see the rest. Once you've checked out the website and bought your tickets be sure to join the M3 Rockers group on Facebook!
Frontman for Hardline/Axel Rudi Pell/Crush 40, Johnny Gioeli will be releasing his first solo album on July 13, 2018.
In the summer of 2016, a family very near and dear to Johnny had tragedy strike when their son, Joe became paralyzed. Johnny wanted to “give back” so he started a Pledge Music account to help the family financially. He had felt tremendously blessed with his success and decided to use Pledge Music as his platform. It is designed to bring fans and their favorite musicians closer together. Some of the items people could receive from pledging to Gioeli’s cause are; autographed cds, t-shirts, posters and even a solo acoustic house concert!!
Fans of Hardline will be happy to hear that on this album, the song “Colorblind” will be released. This song was never released and was written after the L.A. riots.
So, if you love Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell or Crush 40, you won’t want to miss this incredible solo album. Mark it on your calendars folks!
Talk about a summertime concert series! 3 heavy hitters in the music industry that have been around for decades! Kicking off the tour, on May 30, in Irvine, California these 3 bands are bound to rock your socks off!! Check to see if they are coming to a city near you!!
May 30 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Jun. 01 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
Jun. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre
Jun. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Jun. 05 - Denver, CO – Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Jun. 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jun. 09 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
Jun. 10 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Jun. 12 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Jun. 13 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Jun. 14 - Raleigh, NC - Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Jun. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
Jun. 17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jun. 27 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jun. 28 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Jun. 29 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 30 - Hershey, PA - GIANT Center
Jul. 03 - Montreal, QUE. - Place Bell at Laval
Jul. 04 - Toronto, ONT. - Budweiser Stage
Jul. 06 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 07 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul. 08 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Jul. 11 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul. 13 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Jul. 15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
On February 20, 2003 The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island erupted in flames during a performance listed on the marquee as Great White. During this terrifying fire 100 people lost their lives including Great White band member Ty Longley.
While there have been reports of lawsuits, acrimony and even debates about whether it was a solo gig or the full band, what remains is that in a terrible accident lives were lost, people around the world grieved the loss of so many rock n roll fans.
Today marks 15 years since this tragedy, and while many other tragedies have taken place during those years, rock fans will always remember The Station nightclub fire. Former Great White vocalist said on the 10th anniversary of the fire,
"My heart aches for all the families and friends of the victims whose lives will forever be changed by this terrible tragedy. I too lost many friends that night, but I can’t begin to equate that to the loss of a family member. For what it’s worth, you have been in my prayers and always will be.”
Survivor Victoria Eagan co-founded the Station Fire Memorial Foundation, to raise funds for a memorial park at the fire site. The non-profit group has acquired the land, designed a beautiful future plan for the area currently filled with 100 crosses made from burned Station nightclub wood.
As a long time, huge fan, I mean one of those embarrassing fangirl kind of fans, of L.A. Guns nothing makes me happier than brand new music, reunion tour and the fact that BOTH Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns are back in the band together! The last time these two were on an album together was wayyyyy the hell back in 2002 on Waking the Dead. Considering that the band bears his name it's only right that any incarnation of L.A. Guns should have Tracii Guns.
For the past several years, though, Tracii Guns has been pursuing other projects like BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION while Phil Lewis forged ahead with various band members under the L.A. Guns name. Even though they had an amazing frontman, the diluted version of L.A. Guns without Tracii just wasn't the same.
Fans were thrilled when Lewis and Guns got back together and released The Missing Peace album in the fall of 2017. This critically acclaimed album brought back the thrilling partnership and collaboration that fans had missed and launched the Reunion Tour. Visit the official L.A. Guns website to find out where the tour will take them in 2018, and plan your concert trip!!!
Rocklahoma time is almost here again!!!
Get Your Tickets HERE!!!!
Executive producer of the festival Joe Litvag says:
“Every year we try to raise the bar on the Rocklahoma experience for the fans. Our 2018 lineup does just that, as we welcome back Bret Michaels with the original lineup of the legendary rock band Poison, making their first appearance here since 2011, along with heavyweights Godsmack, Cheap Trick and The Cult. We’re also thrilled to welcome several Rocklahoma first-timers like A Perfect Circle, Ghost, I Prevail, Yelawolf and The Used to round out an incredibly diverse weekend of rock. There’s literally something for every type of rock fan at this festival.”
The line-up for the 3 day, hard rock music festival, Rocklahoma 2018 is AMAZING!
Save the dates...May 25-27... Pryor, Oklahoma!
The list of bands are as follows:
*A Perfect Circle *Andrew WK *Cimino
*Godsmack *Red Sun Rising *Mind of Fury
*Poison *Lynch Mob *Agnozia
*Cheap Trick *Shaman’s Harvest *Down For Five
*The Cult *10 Years *White Noise Owl
*Ghost *Adelita’s Way *Silent Theory
*Vince Neil *Butcher Babies *Maplerun
*Halestorm *Powerman 5000 *Ryder
*Stone Temple Pilots *Soil *Kevlar
*Clutch *New Year’s Day *Dark Avenue
*I Prevail *Like A Storm *Maension
*The Used *Dead Horse Trauma *Wayland
*Underoath *Well Hung Heart *Renegades
*Machine Gun Kelly *Aska *Oddfellas
*Cinderella’s Tom Keifer *Dead Girls Academy *Bringer
*Sevendust *War Of Thrones *Stanley’s Revenge
*Pop Evil *Black Tora
*Trivium *Big Story
*Yelawolf *Davey Suicide
*Diamond Head *Maxx Explosion
*Chaotic Resemblance *Love N Revenge
*Dead Metal Society *A Brilliant Lie
*T.R.O.Y. *Wild Planes
*Heaven Sent *The Midnight Devils
*LA Velvet feat. LVictoria *Coda Cutlass