FEBRUARY 9th 2016
AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICA TOUR, ALBUM DETAILS, AND MORE
On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! Jomsviking - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As front-man Johan Hegg explains: "The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she's being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee - but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can't let go of the past. He feels that he's been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story."

By far their most ambitious project to date, Jomsviking is available for pre-order in various formats now at ‪amonamarth.com (see below for the official track-listing) - where fans can also view the video for the album's first single, "First Kill". Produced by Grupa 13 (http://www.grupa13.com) and directed by Darek Szermanowicz, "First Kill" was filmed in Gohrweide (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

Jomsviking track-listing:
1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores

Johan Hegg will be spinning "First Kill" and his own playlist at two public appearances in New York City and Los Angeles: the NYC event will be held at St. Vitus Bar on Feb. 2nd at 9PM, while the LA event will be held at Grill 'Em All on Feb. 9th at 5PM.

Following Jomsviking's release, Amon Amarth will tour North America with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Pre-sale tickets are available now at ‪amonamarth.com. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, January 29th at 10AM local time at ‪‪www.amonamarth.com. See below for all upcoming dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus
Apr. 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
Apr. 9 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 13 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
Apr. 15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 16 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Apr. 17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Apr. 18 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Apr. 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Apr. 21 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Apr. 22 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Apr. 28 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Apr. 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr. 30 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth
May 1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 2 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
May 4 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 5 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
May 6 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
May 7 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theater
May 9 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
May 12 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
May 13 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
May 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
May 17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
May 18 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
May 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
May 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Theater


FEBRUARY 9th 2016
ROCK ON THE RANGE ANNOUNCE LINEUP ADDITIONS
Rock On The Range--the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in America--has announced additions to the 10th Anniversary festival experience May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Deftones, along with The Shrine and Adam Watt, join the incredible music lineup, which features three days of music on three stages, with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for the full festival lineup.
 
Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, "Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May.”

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature some of rock’s favorite comedians including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass, and Bethany Dwyer, plus Columbus’s top comedy talent.
 
In addition, Saturday night’s festivities at Rock On The Range will include a live version of “That Metal Show” (based on the VH1 Classic program) starring hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The live show will feature interviews with various ROTR bands, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and typical “That Metal Show” commentary from Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine.
 
Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine proclaim, “Hey Rangers! Get ready for the rock reunion of a lifetime! No, not Guns N' Roses…the three of us are reuniting for a special 'That Metal Show' live on stage for Rock On The Range's 10th anniversary. Hope to see you all at America's #1 rock festival!”
 
Another new element to ROTR is the Craft Beer Village, which will feature top breweries from the region.
 
To celebrate the festival’s 10th year, Rock On The Range 2016 will feature an exhibit area for all patrons to enjoy, showcasing the Rock On The Range Photography Collection, highlighting the last 10 years.
 
Fans are encouraged to buy tickets now at www.RockOnTheRange.com and save. Ticket prices will increase on Monday, February 22 at Noon EST. At that time, Weekend GA Field tickets increase to $229.50 (plus fees) and Weekend Stadium GA tickets increase to $159.50 (plus fees).

VIP, Hotel and Camping Packages, as well as Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs are now SOLD OUT. However, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades are still available to all GA Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.
 
Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.
 
Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.
 
Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.
 
Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.
 
Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

FEBRUARY 9th 2016
LAMB OF GOD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICA HEADLINING TOUR
This week, LAMB OF GOD wraps up their winter tour with special guests Anthrax and supporters Deafheaven and Power Trip. If you did not get a chance to catch them on this tour, you will soon - LAMB OF GOD is pleased to announce their next U.S. headline tour, which kicks off Saturday, April 30th and features support from renowned rockers Clutch and heavy metal veterans Corrosion of Conformity. Throughout the tour, LAMB OF GOD will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville, Rock'n Derby, and more.
 
Pre-sale tickets for LAMB OF GOD's spring headline tour dates go on sale today at 2:00pm local time, and public on-sale begins Friday, February 12th at 10:00am local time. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and visit www.Lamb-Of-God.com for tickets and more information.
 
LAMB OF GOD Tour Dates:
Remaining U.S. Headline Tour Dates w/ ANTHRAX, DEAFHEAVEN & POWER TRIP:
Tue/Feb-09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Thu/Feb-11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri/Feb-12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium


Future U.S. Headline Tour Dates w/ CLUTCH & CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
+ Spring Festival Performance Dates:
Sat/Apr-30 - Fort Myers, FL @ JetBlue Park - "Fort Rock"
Sun/May-01 - Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park - "Welcome to Rockville"
Tue/May-03 - New Orleans, LA @ The Orpheum      
Wed/May-04 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall     
Sat/May-07 - Concord, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway - "Carolina Rebellion"
Sun/May-08 - Reading, PA @ Reading Eagle Theatre
Mon/May-09 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Tue/May-10 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
Thu/May-12 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant   
Fri/May-13 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheater - "89.7 The River's Rockfest (KIWR)"
Sat/May-14 - Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater - "Northern Invasion"
Mon/May-16 - Binghamton, NY @ Magic City Music Hall    
Tue/May-17 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount      
Thu/May-19 - Toronto, ON @ TD Echo Beach          
Fri/May-20 - Schaghticoke, NY @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds - "Rock'n Derby"
Sat/May-21 - Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium - "Rock on the Range"
Mon/May-23 - Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion   
Tue/May-24 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre      
Wed/May-25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex    
Fri/May-27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre         
Sat/May-28 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater Pomona    
Sun/May-29 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater    
Tue/May-31 - Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center     
Wed/Jun-01 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre     
Thu/Jun-02 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre          
Sat/Jun-04 - Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Corral
Sun/Jun-05 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre       
Mon/Jun-06 - Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park Hall A          
Tue/Jun-07 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre     
Sat/Jun-11 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - "Bonnaroo"

FEBRUARY 9th 2016
RAMMSTEIN TO CO HEADLINE CHICAGO OPEN AIR
Chicago Open Air has announced Rammstein as one of the headlining acts for the 3-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival held July 15, 16 and 17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. This marks Rammstein’s only 2016 U.S. performance and first Chicago show since 2012. Additional festival headliners will be announced on February 16.
 

Chicago Open Air will feature performances by over 40 bands, an outdoor Gourmet Man Food selection incorporating local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region, and other entertainment and fan experiences.
 
Discounted Early Bird General Admission 3-day weekend tickets are available for purchase now at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com. See below for more details.
 
Rammstein are known for their explosive and creative live performances with spectacular lighting. In the course of two decades, the German rock band have risen to the apex of the great rock pyramid, achieving album and DVD sales in the millions, headlining major festivals and bigger venues around the world (including New York’s Madison Square Garden, a show that sold out its 18,200 tickets in under 30 minutes!), and establishing themselves as peerless master showmen with an approach to their art – and ‘art’ is the word – that is dramatic, epic in scale and capable of touching all of the senses; a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy and don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics.
 
"Rammstein is an act that is headlining major festivals all over the world,” says Chicago Open Air producer Danny Wimmer. “I’ve been trying to get Rammstein here for years and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to launch Chicago Open Air with them. If you’ve never seen Rammstein LIVE before, you are in for a real treat."
 
Look for the full list of Chicago Open Air music, craft beer and artist-inspired beverages, as well as the Gourmet Man Food lineup to be revealed Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM Central Time at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

A limited quantity of Early Bird discounted 3-Day Weekend General Admission tickets are now available for $199.50 (Field) and $109.50 (Bowl). Once those are sold out, GA 3-Day Weekend tickets will be $219.50 (Field) and $119.50 (Bowl) while supplies last, with prices increasing as allotments sell out.
VIP 3-Day Weekend tickets are available starting at $399.50. A limited number of 3-Day Weekend Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Packs are also available for $860.00. This package includes 2 VIP tickets plus 2 commemorative Zippo lighters.
All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.
Single day General Admission Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM CT and prices start at $49.50 (plus fees).
Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.
 
Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.
Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show ends at 11:30 PM on Friday, 11:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 PM on Sunday.
For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.
Chicago Open Air sponsors include: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Marshall Headphones and The Music Experience.
 
Website: www.ChicagoOpenAir.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chiopenair
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiopenair
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chiopenair

JANUARY 13th 2016
NAMMJAM 2016 ANNOUNCE SPECIAL GUEST PLUS MORE
Benefiting the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, the "hottest ticket at NAMM", NAMMJAM 2016, continues it's legacy with a stellar line-up to include performances by:

· JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES (featuring special surprise guests);
· Chuck Garric's BEASTO BLANCO w/ special guest, ALICE COOPER;
· Sunset Strip royalty L.A. GUNS;
· Legendary guitarist, DANNY B. HARVEY w/special guest - Rock & Roll Hall
  of Fame Inductee, CLEM BURKE (Blondie); and,
· A jaw-dropping, fashion runway show presented by COFFIN CASE.

Produced and presented by DELVE TEXAS, the 7th annual NAMMJAM 2016 will be held on Friday, January 22nd at the fabulous CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM.

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nammjam-2016-vip-experience-tickets-20080535422

Show Schedule:
DOORS AT 6PM
Cocktails and food & dinner service available - amazing Mexican food from Sol Agave and fun bar food (sandwiches, burgers, fries and more) from Chef TLC. Or, order off menu from venue catering.

7:30PM
DANNY B. HARVEY

8:15PM
L.A. GUNS

9:15PM:
BEASTO BLANCO (ft ALICE COOPER)

10:15PM
COFFIN CASE FASHION SHOW

10:45PM
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES
(with surprise guests)


NAMMJAM 2016 will again have a charitable element with proceeds benefiting the HOUSE OF BLUES MUSIC FORWARD FOUNDATION ("HOBMFF"). A “Live”, Silent Auction will be held during the evening and will feature an array of items such as: music memorabilia, VIP experiences, unique collectibles, autographed guitars, music instruments, original art pieces and much more, all donated by music industry notables. Your support of NAMMJAM 2016 and the Silent Auction contributes much-needed funds to continue and expand the works of HOBMFF, an amazing charitable foundation.


JANUARY 12th 2016
DAVID BOWIE PASSES AWAY
David Bowie, the legendary singer-songwriter and actor, has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 69.


David Bowie's Death , a 'Work of Art,' says Tony Visconti. The artist's Facebook page announced the news, with the singer's rep confirming his death with the following statement:
 "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," the statement read. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."

One of the most original and singular voices in rock & roll for nearly five decades, Bowie championed mystery, rebellion and curiosity in his music. Ever unpredictable, the mercurial artist and fashion icon wore many guises throughout his life. Beginning life as a dissident folk-rock spaceman, he would become an androgynous, orange-haired, glam-rock alien (Ziggy Stardust), a well-dressed, blue-eyed funk maestro (the Thin White Duke), a drug-loving art rocker (the Berlin albums), a new-wave hit-maker, a hard rocker, a techno enthusiast and a jazz impressionist. His flair for theatricality won him a legion of fans.

JANUARY 12th 2016
ABYSMAL DAWN LAUNCH CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
Los Angeles based extreme metal act, ABYSMAL DAWN, will take part in what must be the most bludgeoning death metal lineup fans will see all year in 2016! ABYSMAL DAWN will support the legendary CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY and CRYPTOPSY on a tour that will tear across the North American continent starting on February 12th.


ABYSMAL DAWN recently started a crowdfunding campaign to help offset some of the startup cost of this tour, including some rather extensive repair work to their van.
Comments the band:

"Dear friends, fans and fellow sick and twisted individuals. We're in desperate need of van repairs for our upcoming tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY, and CRYPTOPSY and need your help! Please check out our crowdfunding campaign with special perks for those that contribute. We've avoided this type of thing for a long time, but this time we could genuinely use your help. We aren't looking for handouts or to take advantage of our fans, we're just looking for enough to cover our expenses. We appreciate your support and hopefully we can give something back to you that you feel is worthwhile. Please share and hope to see you all on tour soon!"


For a full list of perks and to donate to their cause, visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vehicle-repair-campaign-for-abysmal-dawn/x/3646806#/
Alternatively, you can help ABYSMAL DAWN by buying merch directly from them at www.abysmaldawn.bigcartel.com. For a limited time, enter the code "ABYSMALDAWNRULES" at check out and receive 15% off your order.

CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY, CRYPTOPSY, ABYSMAL DAWN
02/06/16 Las Vegas, NV - L.V.C.S. (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/08/16 El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/10/16 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/12/16 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
02/13/16  Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's by The Sea
02/14/16  Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
02/15/16 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
02/16/16 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
02/17/16 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/18/16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
02/19/16 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
02/20/16 Toronto, ON - Opera House
02/21/16 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
02/22/16 Indianapolis, IN - 5th Quarter Lounge (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/23/16 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
02/24/16 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
02/25/16 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
02/26/16 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
02/27/16 Chicago, IL - Metro
02/28/16 Ohma, NE - Lookout Lounge (Abysmal Dawn only)
02/29/16 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
03/01/16 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
03/02/16 Boise, ID - Revolution Center
03/03/16 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
03/04/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
03/05/16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
03/06/16 Bend, OR - Third Street Pub (Abysmal Dawn only)
03/07/16 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
03/08/16 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater
03/09/16 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
03/10/16 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
03/11/16 Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
03/12/16 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
03/14/16 San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
03/15/16 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
03/16/16 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
03/17/16 Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
03/18/16 Tallahassee, FL - The Side Bar Theatre
03/19/16 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
03/20/16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
03/21/16 Panama City, FL - A&M Theater (Abysmal Dawn only)

ABYSMAL DAWN released their new album Obsolescence in late 2014 via Relapse Records. Met with critical acclaim and some of the band's best reviews yet, Obsolescence is a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.

ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision.
JANUARY 11th 2016
ROB ZOMBIE'S NEW RECORD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE
The infamous rocker, ROB ZOMBIE has unveiled that his upcoming  sixth solo record, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” is now available for pre-order on his official website here: https://robzombie.pmstores.co/

Rob Zombie’s latest record has Rolling Stone saying that it is “One of the Top 25 most anticipated albums of 2016”, which is nothing short of fantastic, especially with a busy schedule of touring around the world, but also making a new horror film, “31”. The online store has various versions of the pre-order including digital copies, signed copies, and more. Go check out the official webstore for details.



JANUARY 11th 2016
RAMS N.A.M.M JAM IN BENEFIT OF ROCK AGAINST MS
Start NAMM off with a HUGE metal concert in benefit of the Rock Against MS Foundation – The 9th Annual N.A.M.M. ALL-STAR METAL JAM, being held at The Slidebar Café in Fullerton, CA, is a sure-fire way to get your rock and metal on for NAMM week!!

Each year Michael Angelo Batio and Neil Turbin host an artist collective of metal & rock bands and players that sells out and is guaranteed fun! This year they are giving the proceeds from this concert to the Rock Against MS Foundation. “Neil Turbin and I are in our 9th year of hosting and organizing the N.A.M.M. Metal Jam”, explains Michael Angelo Batio. “Each year it gets better. Now with the Rock Against MS Foundation, it’s reached the stars and beyond! RAMS is a great cause!”
 
TUESDAY JANUARY 19TH @ THE SLIDEBAR  
122 E COMMONWEALTH AVE, FULLERTON, CA 92832
 
FEATURING HOLLYWOODS FINEST:
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO, NEIL TURBIN (Deathriders/Anthrax), TODD MORSE (Juliette Lewis/The Offspring), ANTHONY “TINY” BIUSO (Cadillac Tramps/T.S.O.L.), ROBBIE RIST, PAUL TRUDEAU (Billy Idol), SHAWN DUNCAN (Bulletboys/Odin), NICK BOWCOTT (Marshall Amps/Grim Reaper), HAWK LOPEZ (Little Stevie Van Zandt), LUCKY LEHRER (Circle Jerks), JOHNNY MARTIN (Adler), MARGOT LANE (Dick Dale), BARRY POINTER (Methods of Mayhem), YOLANDA YOUNG (Yolanda & The Lonely Boys), LISA D. FORMAN (TODDSPLANET),  IRA BLACK (Attika7), ALEX KANE (X-Marky Ramone), IMMORTAL GUARDIANS, BLACK SABBATTAK & MANY, MANY MORE!


Your VIP ticket includes 2 drink tixs (domestic draft/wine/soda), VIP meet & greet, goody Bag that includes: Monster Drinks & towel, Michael Angelo Batio personally signed poster, MAB signature guitar picks, MAB latest CD, 1 Raffle tickets for giveaway for 2 Dean Guitars. Raffle tickets on sale 20$ for an arm’s length of tickets, that gets you entered in for 1 of 2 signed Dean Guitars that are up for raffle!
 
SHOWTIMES:
DOORS – 6:00
SHOW – 7:00
 
PRE-SALE TICKETS:
$20 GENERAL
$50 VIP
Buy Here: http://ticketf.ly/1mMJAKZ
 
DAY-OF TICKETS:
$25 GENERAL
$55 VIP
 
About Multiple Sclerosis
Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
 
MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
 
For more information click on www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation


JANUARY 5th 2016
GUNS N' ROSES ANNOUNCE COACHELLA PERFORMANCE
Upholding a three-decade tradition of breaking ground, creating trends, and forever changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll, Guns N’ Roses announce the most significant and anxiously awaited musical event of this century. Founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan will regroup to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival (April 15-17 & April 22-24)—as announced last night!

For months, critics and audiences alike have generated immense excitement and speculation over the possible regrouping of the iconic line-up. The April performances will mark the first time since 1993 the Gunners will share the stage for what is certain to be an explosive event. For more information please visit www.gunsnroses.com.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivaled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.

JANUARY 1st 2016
MOTLEY CRUE TO FILM FINAL SHOW IN LOS ANGELES
Iconic, veteran rockers MÖTLEY CRÜE will play their final two shows of their thirty-four-year-long-career tonight and tomorrow at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. To celebrate their mark in rock music's history and in honor of their devoted fans, the band has announced a full-length concert film of the final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, to be released in 2016.
 
After thirty-four years performing together, "The Final Tour" has seen the band perform all across the globe, visiting an impressive five continents since July 2014 (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows. Fans alike will be able to enjoy and/or relive the spectacular and cutting-edge production elements of "The Final Tour", such as Tommy Lee's "Crüecifly" drum roller coaster, Nikki Sixx's fire-spitting bass performance, along with all the fan-favorite hits.

Christian Lamb has been tapped to direct the concert portion of the film, while Jeff Tremaine, creator of the "Jackass" series, is confirmed to direct the documentary segment. Produced and distributed by Live Alliance, the film will premier in theaters worldwide, as well as via pay per view in all cable, satellite and digital formats.
 
MÖTLEY CRÜE first announced plans for their two-year "Final Tour" by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career with their last show ever on New Year's Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.


JANUARY 1st 2016

JOHN 5 RELEASES "BLACK GRASS PLAGUE" VIDEO
The video for "Black Grass Plague", a new song from ROB ZOMBIE's guitarist, John 5 (real name: John William Lowery), can be seen below. The clip was filmed last summer with John 5's buddies from THE CREATURES — drummer Rodger Carter and bassist Ian Ross — in North Hollywood, California. Directing and producing the video was Coffin Case founder Jonny Coffin, who previously worked with John 5 on the mini-series "Tales From The Crossroads" as well as the DVD for "God Told Me To" in 2012


DECEMBER 28th 2015
IAN "LEMMY" KILMISTER OF MOTORHEAD PASSES AWAY
It is with a heavy heart for both MetalTitans, but also the metal and rock community, that we announce the passing of a man who was both legend, yet known for his sense of humour and so much more. "Born to Lose, Lived to Win." Lemmy, we all shall miss you deeply, our condolences go out to his family, friends, and bandmates during this difficult time. The following statement was released on the official Motorhead Facebook page earlier today:

"There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.
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DECEMBER 28th 2015
STEEL PANTHER SET TO RELEASE ACOUSTIC ALBUM
Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER will release a new acoustic album in February. The effort was recorded this past October at Swing House Rehearsal & Recording in Atwater Village, California.
STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr told "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley" about the forthcoming unplugged record: "It's gonna be accompanied with a DVD as well. We're gonna debut a few new tunes on this actual unplugged, and we're not gonna put out the new songs recorded [on a proper studio album]… We're gonna actually record them live and release 'em."

Although the STEEL PANTHER acoustic album already has a title, Starr declined to reveal it during an interview with South Detroit SoundHouse. He said (see video below): "The title is really cool. We fought tooth and nail with the record label regarding the title, 'cause they wanted us to change it. And I said, 'No. I ain't changing nothing.' And we didn't. So you're gonna love the title. It's fucking sexy."
 
STEEL PANTHER is performing shows in Las Vegas for three nights in January. They will perform at the House Of Blues on January 8, January 15 and January 22.

DECEMBER 28th 2015
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE RELEASE NEW TRACK AND MORE
Italian metallers, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE have released the full track for "The Fool" off of their newest upcoming record, KING set for release on February 5th.
The track is due for digital release January 1st !
Check out the video "sneak peak" below:



To support their new release KING , they'll be HEADLINING for the first time in US and Canada! Touring in support will be Carach Angren and Abigail Williams.
The Apocalypse is set for February 8th... for a tour date near you, check out the official tour poster below.


DECEMBER 20th 2015
NAMMJAM 2016 LINEUP ANNOUNCED
 Continuing at its legacy as the "hottest ticket at NAMM", NAMMJAM 2016 will be held on the Friday night of the annual NAMM SHOW,the biggest worldwide convention for the music instrument industry. Now in its 7th year, the Friday night NAMMJAM is considered a must-attend event by music’s most influential industry professionals, artists, media and fans.


Produced and presented by DELVE TEXAS, past NAMMJAM’s average 2,500+ people in attendance and have featured stellar performances by Steel Panther, Megadeth, Shinedown, Hardcore Superstar, Testament, Hellyeah, Otherwise, Jake E. Lee & The Red Dragon Cartel, Periphery, Jackyl, Guthrie Govan and the Aristocrats, KYNG, Collective Soul and many other notable acts.

NAMMJAM 2016, an invitation-only party, will be a rocking evening of music, fashion and camaraderie held on FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016 at the fabulous CITY NATIONAL GROVE OF ANAHEIM. Doors will open at 6 pm for dinner and cocktail service. Entertainment begins at 7 pm. Official Media Sponsors for NAMMJAM 2016 are GUITAR WORLD and REVOLVER MAGAZINE. Official show photography will be provided by renowned concert photographer, CHAD LEE.

Confirmed performances at NAMMJAM 2016 will include...

· JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES with special surprise guests
· LA GUNS
· BEASTO BLANCO with a special guest appearance from Alice Cooper
· COFFIN FASHION SHOW

NAMMJAM 2016 will again have a charitable element with proceeds benefiting the HOUSE OF BLUES MUSIC FORWARD FOUNDATION. A “Live”, Silent Auction will be held during the event featuring an array of items such as: music memorabilia, VIP experiences, unique collectibles, original art pieces and more, all donated by sponsors and music industry notables.

»Visit the NAMMJAM 2016 Event Page, here.


DECEMBER 15th 2015
AC/DC ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR 2016
Legendary rockers AC/DC will embark on the next leg of their U.S. tour in February. The 20-show trek kicks off February 2 in Tacoma, Washington and concludes on April 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The dates are as follows:
Feb. 02 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Feb. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena
Feb. 08 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Feb. 11 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome
Feb. 14 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 17 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Feb. 20 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Feb. 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Feb. 26 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Feb. 29 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Mar. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Mar. 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Mar. 14 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Mar. 17 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Mar. 20 - Detroit, MI - The Palace
Mar. 23 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Mar. 26 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 29 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Apr. 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Apr. 04 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden