Category: Music News


VINCE NEIL Partners With QUICKEE BURGERS Restaurant

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

As Las Vegas Nevada prepares to welcome its second Quickee Burgers location, the company announced today their iconic ownership team from the worlds of sports, music and television. Boxing icon Mike Tyson, frontman Vince Neil of the legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE, along with television and film star Ian Ziering, have all joined Food & Beverage magazine founder Michael Politz on the journey to build this new quick service restaurant concept. Tyson and Neil both reached iconic levels with their careers while at the same time being entrepreneurs and creating businesses and brands of their own. Ziering is about to embark on this season's "Celebrity Apprentice", which he says helped ignite the entrepreneur within him. Their combined talent for marketing and brand building, along with the Quickee Burgers team, is a recipe for success. Serving high-quality natural products in this quick service environment is something they all feel great about. "Quickee Burgers is committed to continuing the tradition of providing the busy and on-the-go customer with much faster and more efficient counter and drive-in services," Michael Politz stated in a recent article. "We are proud to offer healthy hamburgers, shoestring fries and milkshakes that continue to out flavor even the finest restaurants in the country." Quickee Burgers takes pride in using a standardized systems and technology that will enable them to deliver products and services that are uniform and of high quality. With the introduction of this new hamburger restaurant concept, individuals will be able to experience a better service when ordering their favorite comfort foods. Ordering these products is also made easier since the Drive Thru and Walk Up Quickee Burgers are designed to be eaten while on the go or even while standing up. Quickee Burgers opened in Las Vegas, Nevada in their ever expanding quest to bring high-quality fast food at a very affordable price. There are plans to open in food courts, gas stations and standalone restaurants all over the country, with current Las Vegas locations at 4371 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas (corner of Rancho and Craig inside the Arco AMPM gas station), and the busy South East corridor at 8846 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas (Eastern and Pebble).


QUEEN’s BRIAN MAY: ADAM LAMBERT Can Sing Higher Than FREDDIE MERCURY Could

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

QUEEN is about to embark on a European tour with "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert once again fronting the band. QUEEN guitarist Brian May admits that the band's current collaboration with Lambert is a better fit than their previous involvement with legendary rock singer Paul Rodgers. "Adam is so much like [late QUEEN singer] Freddie [Mercury] in many ways," May told Japan's Universal Music (see video below). "But Adam doesn't have to try to be like Freddie, which is the nice thing. He doesn't imitate; he just does his own thing." He continued: "We didn't look for this guy, [but] suddenly he's there, and he can sing all of those lines. See, they’re difficult songs to sing, QUEEN songs. There's too much range. So many people can't sing them in the original key — even if they are good singers. Adam comes along, [and] he can do it easy. He can do it in his sleep! He can sing higher than even Freddie could in a live situation. So I think Freddie would look at this guy and think, 'Hmm… Yeah. Okay.' There would be a kind of, 'Hmm... You bastard. You can do this.' And Adam also has this presentation, I think. He is a showman. He doesn't have to try. He is a natural, in the same way that Freddie was." May added: "Some people walk on a stage and they're able to do this, and they're able to connect with an audience. And Freddie had it, without a doubt, and Adam has it also. So for a band this is very important. Everybody's doing their thing, but you need that connection, you need that channel, and Adam is great." Lambert, May and drummer Roger Taylor first shared the stage during "American Idol" in May 2009 for a performance of "We Are The Champions". They teamed up again in 2011 at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Ireland for an electrifying eight-minute finale of "The Show Must Go On", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" and in the summer of 2012, Lambert performed a series of shows with QUEEN across Europe as well as dates in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. They also performed three sold-out gigs at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. In 2008, May and Taylor, who had been touring with Rodgers as QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, released the chart bomb, "The Cosmos Rocks", before calling it a day as a trio and a recording entity — despite a string of globally sold-out concerts. A new album called "Queen Forever", featuring previously unreleased material recorded with late singer Freddie Mercury, was released last month.


THE RESISTANCE Featuring THE HAUNTED, Ex-IN FLAMES Members: ‘Torture Tactics’ Mini-Album Due In February

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

THE RESISTANCE, the Swedish extreme metal band featuring former and current members of IN FLAMES and THE HAUNTED, will release a new mini-album, "Torture Tactics", on February 27, 2015 via earMUSIC. The effort is described in a press release as "30 minutes of a good old slap in the face. It jumps at you with its pure aggression, speedy and heavy guitars, the obvious heavy distortion and the extreme beats. Topped with the distinctive angry growling vocals of Marco Aro [also of THE HAUNTED] — who is literally screaming his lungs out — the brand new six songs are a boisterous statement." Additionally, the mini-album features four bonus tracks: two songs each taken from the band's last EP, "Rise From Treason", and the last album, "Scars". "Torture Tactics" track listing: 01. For War * 02. Dead * 03. Cowards * 04. Deception * 05. The Burning * 06. Dying Words * 07. Slugger 08. Expand To Expire 09. Face To Face 10. I Bend You Break * Brand new songs Joining Aro in THE RESISTANCE's current lineup are IN FLAMES founding member Jesper Strömblad on guitar, Glenn Ljungström (ex-IN FLAMES) on guitar, Chris Barkensjö (ex-KAAMOS, GRAVE) on drums, and the band's latest addition, Rob Hakemo (ex-M.A.N.) on bass. THE RESISTANCE is currently in the studio working on its full-length sophomore album, to be released in April/May 2015. The band released its debut EP, "Rise From Treason", in North America on January 29, 2013 via earMUSIC. The EP was made available on CD, limited-edition seven-inch vinyl and as a digital download. THE RESISTANCE made its live debut on October 8, 2011 at Club Distortion in Stockholm, Sweden. Strömblad quit IN FLAMES in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction. theresistancetoprturetactics


MORBID ANGEL: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Copenhagen Concert

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

Fan-filmed video footage of MORBID ANGEL's December 16 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. Asked about MORBID ANGEL's plans for 2015, the band's frontman, David Vincent, told Planet Mosh TV: "We're done [touring] for awhile. It's tim...


ENTOMBED A.D.: 13-Minute Video Report On Moscow Concert

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

DrugMetal.ru has uploaded a 13-minute video report on ENTOMBED A.D.'s December 7 concert at the Volta club in Moscow, Russia. Check it out below. It features performance footage of three complete songs: 01. Kill To Live 02. Eye For An Eye 03. Revel In Flesh ENTOMBED A.D.'s "Back To The Front" was released on August 5 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Bohus (ABBA, EUROPE) in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR). The cover artwork was painted by Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, VADER). ENTOMBED A.D. is: Lars Göran Petrov - Vocals Nico Elgstrand - Guitar Victor Brandt - Bass Olle Dahlstedt - Drums In a recent interview with Revolution-Music.dk, Petrov stated about the band's decision to release "Back To The Front" under the name ENTOMBED A.D. in order to avoid a legal battle with ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid who didn't want his former bandmates to use the ENTOMBED moniker: "It had to be done, because without an album you can't tour. I mean, you can tour, but if there's seven years between albums, it's ridiculously long. So we did the right thing, and we did what bands should do, and still do — release an album and go on tour and headbang and have a good time with friends, and that's what it's all about." "There was too much bullshit — crying and whining about things. It's just ridiculous. "[The name] 'ENTOMBED,' nobody can use it right now. But the lust for touring and playing music, it's what we do. "Some people are comfortable staying at home, but then just step aside and let us do our thing. And sitting here, doing an interview, listening to bands, that's the way it should be. "We added two letters, but it's still the same band — [only] without people that wanna stay at home, or take millions of years [coming up with] a [new] riff." Asked if he thinks the ENTOMBED name has been damaged as a result of the drama surrounding the split with Alex Hellid and the decision to release an album as ENTOMBED A.D., Petrov said: "Nah, not really. A thousand people have a thousand different opinions — good and bad. But we do what we felt was right. And we're out here touring, and that's the most important [thing], I think. And leave the childishness aside and play metal, basically."

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ANTHRAX Celebrates Sixth GRAMMY Nomination With Unveiling Of Its Own Bourbon Brand, ‘Indians’

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

What better way for the members of ANTHRAX to celebrate their sixth Grammy nomination than to toast it with a glass of their own brand of bourbon, "Indians". ANTHRAX has aligned with Jefferson's Bourbon, the Kentucky-based company that produces special, limited edition "small batch" whiskeys by blending a variety of aged bourbons and rye whiskeys. ANTHRAX's "Indians", a single barrel bourbon, was personally chosen by the band and will taste like no other due to its particular blend and the barrel it was aged in. "We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie or poster," said bassist Frank Bello, "and 'Indians' was perfect." ANTHRAX's "Indians" bourbon is now available exclusively through Atlantic City Bottle Company. "Indians" will be priced at $75 per bottle (in-store pick up) and $100 (shipped to an address) and will come with a signed piece of the stave of the barrel that the bourbon was aged in. ANTHRAXBello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna — lifted their "Indians"-filled shot glasses last Friday when they found out that "Neon Knights", the band's cover of the BLACK SABBATH song (from SABBATH's 1980 release "Heaven And Hell") recorded for the "Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life" tribute album got the nod in the Grammy Awards "Best Metal Performance" category. "It's been an honor everytime we've been nominated," said ANTHRAX's Benante, "but this one is particularly special. To have been asked to contribute 'Neon Knights' to Ronnie's tribute album was an honor on its own; to have it nominated for a Grammy is just beyond the best." ANTHRAX has just gone into the studio to begin recording their next album, the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated "Worship Music". anthraxindiansbourbon


AC/DC ‘Rock Or Bust’ Concert Tickets Going Fast

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

Tickets for AC/DC's 2015 tour are reportedly going fast, with the band's July 1 stop in Dublin, Ireland at Aviva Stadium (52,000 capacity) selling out in less than 20 minutes, according to Independent.ie, and all 72,500 tickets to the band's London Wem...


Star-Studded TEENAGE TIME KILLER Projects Inks Deal With RISE RECORS For Release Of Debut Album

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

TEENAGE TIME KILLER, the new project featuring singer/bassist Mike Dean and singer/drummer Reed Mullin of hardcore punk veterans CORROSION OF CONFORMITY alongside a number of well-known musicians from the metal and hardcore scenes, has inked a deal with Rise Records for the reiease its debuit album. The instrumental parts for the upcoming CD were recorded at Dave Grohl's (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) Studio 606 in Northridge, California on the famous Sound City mixing board, which was the central focus of Grohl's acclaimed "Sound City: Real To Reel" documentary. The effort was mastered by Bill Stevenson (THE DESCENDENTS, BLACK FLAG). TEENAGE TIME KILLER, which is named after a RUDIMENTARY PENI, will feature contributions from the following musicians, among others: * Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) * Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS) * Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) * Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) * Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS) * Lee Ving (FEAR) * Tommy Victor (PRONG) * Nick Oliveri (MONDO GENERATOR, ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) * Aaron Beam (RED FANG) * Pete Stahl (SCREAM, GOATSNAKE) * Greg Anderson (SUNN O)))), GOATSNAKE) * Karl Agell (ex-CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) * Tairrie B. Murphy (MY RUIN) * Mick Murphy (MY RUIN) * Vic Bondi (ARTICLES OF FAITH) * Clifford Dinsmore (BL'AST!) * Pat Hoed (BRUJERIA) * Max Cavalera (SOULFLY) * Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE, IRON REAGAN) * Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (MISFITS) * Keith Morris (BLACK FLAG) * Phil Rind (SACRED REICH) Asked if there are any plans for TEENAGE TIME KILLER to go on the road in support of the upcoming CD, Mullin told INDY Week: "Touring, I don't know. Dave Grohl's folks — his management and marketing people — are going to help us do all that with the thing. We recorded about 98 percent of it at his studio. They were talking about — since there's so many people from so many different bands — maybe do something like '[Jimmy] Kimmel [Live!]' and have three or four different singers come out at one time, like Jello and Lee Ving, maybe Randy from LAMB OF GOD, something like that. All the songs are real short, so we could do, easily, four songs and not go over. But you know, we'd have Brian Baker come out and play guitar, Pat Smear play bass or guitar or whatever. It's pretty star-studded." He added: "It sounds really organic. It sounds like we — the people that we associated with for the different songs — wrote the songs together." Back in May 2013, Blythe posted an Instagram photo of him with Dean and Mullin in the studio and described his contribution to TEENAGE TIME KILLER, a track called "Hung Out To Dry", as "old-school C.O.C.-style thrash punk."


REED MULLIN’s Star-Studded TEENAGE TIME KILLER Projects Inks Deal With RISE RECORS

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

TEENAGE TIME KILLER, the new project featuring singer/drummer Reed Mullin of hardcore punk veterans CORROSION OF CONFORMITY alongside a number of well-known musicians from the metal and hardcore scenes, has inked a deal with Rise Records for the reiease its debuit album. The instrumental parts for the upcoming CD were recorded at Dave Grohl's (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) Studio 606 in Northridge, California on the famous Sound City mixing board, which was the central focus of Grohl's acclaimed "Sound City: Real To Reel" documentary. The effort was mastered by Bill Stevenson (THE DESCENDENTS, BLACK FLAG). TEENAGE TIME KILLER, which is named after a RUDIMENTARY PENI, will feature contributions from the following musicians, among others: * Randy Blythe (LAMB OF GOD) * Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS) * Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) * Neil Fallon (CLUTCH) * Jello Biafra (DEAD KENNEDYS) * Lee Ving (FEAR) * Tommy Victor (PRONG) * Nick Oliveri (MONDO GENERATOR, ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) * Aaron Beam (RED FANG) * Pete Stahl (SCREAM, GOATSNAKE) * Greg Anderson (SUNN O)))), GOATSNAKE) * Karl Agell (ex-CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) * Tairrie B. Murphy (MY RUIN) * Mick Murphy (MY RUIN) * Vic Bondi (ARTICLES OF FAITH) * Clifford Dinsmore (BL'AST!) * Pat Hoed (BRUJERIA) * Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE, IRON REAGAN) * Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (MISFITS) * Keith Morris (BLACK FLAG) * Phil Rind (SACRED REICH) Asked if there are any plans for TEENAGE TIME KILLER to go on the road in support of the upcoming CD, Mullin told INDY Week: "Touring, I don't know. Dave Grohl's folks — his management and marketing people — are going to help us do all that with the thing. We recorded about 98 percent of it at his studio. They were talking about — since there's so many people from so many different bands — maybe do something like '[Jimmy] Kimmel [Live!]' and have three or four different singers come out at one time, like Jello and Lee Ving, maybe Randy from LAMB OF GOD, something like that. All the songs are real short, so we could do, easily, four songs and not go over. But you know, we'd have Brian Baker come out and play guitar, Pat Smear play bass or guitar or whatever. It's pretty star-studded." He added: "It sounds really organic. It sounds like we — the people that we associated with for the different songs — wrote the songs together." Back in May 2013, Blythe posted an Instagram photo of him with Dean and Mullin in the studio and described his contribution to TEENAGE TIME KILLER, a track called "Hung Out To Dry", as "old-school C.O.C.-style thrash punk."


SLAYER ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Tradition Continues

Metal News - Blabbermouth
December 17th, 2014

Locoape, a division of Toynk Toys LLC, has entered into another agreement with Global Merchandising Services who represent the worldwide merchandising rights for SLAYER. Locoape will again be producing the now iconic and annual SLAYER holiday sweater. Yes, the limited-edition ugly metal sweater that started it all is back! Following up on the massive success of 2012 and 2013's SLAYER Christmas sweater, Locoape will again fulfill fans request for more SLAYER sweaters. As the iconic SLAYER sweater has pre-sold out in each of the last few years, Locoape's retail arm Toynk.com — which is offering the item exclusively — has a very limited number of the SLAYER sweater in stock and available for immediate shipment! The unique sweater features the iconic imagery made famous by SLAYER, with that addition of the ugly holiday sweater vibe. The sweaters are made of a soft, super heavy poly-blend and run from size S to size XXXL. Limited quantities are available exclusively at www.Toynk.com. "Ugly Christmas sweater" or "tacky Christmas sweater" parties have been a holiday staple for several years, but there have been very few places to actually buy these sweaters. That has since changed, according to Time magazine, which reports that vintage stores, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill are reaping the benefits of this craze, as are fast-fashion shops like H&M and high-end retailers such as Nordstrom. The market for ugly Christmas sweaters is so large that several stores even exist solely for the purpose of selling the the festive apparel. Locoape is a trademarked brand of Toynk LLC. The Locoape brand serves as a licensee/manufacturer focused on producing fun and unique products covering the world of popular culture, toys, apparel and collectibles with an emphasis on the music industry.

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