Metal News Recap – Week of July 25, 2014

R.I.P. Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, who was found dead in his hotel room near Zürich, Switzerland, last Wednesday, July 16. He was 70. An autopsy has been ordered to ascertain the cause of death (no foul play is suspected). The passing of the influential guitarist/singer reverberated widely with musicians the world over, and we’ve

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Metal News Recap – Week of July 17, 2014

PRIEST RULES! The House of Hair congratulates Judas Priest on making history – their 17th studio effort, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ is set to land on the Billboard 200 charts at #6, which is the highest U.S. album chart debut of the legendary British band’s career!! Along with some of the best album reviews they’ve ever

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Metal News Recap – Week of July 10, 2014

Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls! There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their nearly 40 year career. Their presence and influence remains at an all-time high as evidenced by 2008′s ‘Nostradamus’ being the highest-charting album of their career, a 2010 Grammy Award win

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Alice Cooper Inducted Into White Castle Hall Of Fame

Dreams can come true, as rock icon Alice Cooper can attest, following his induction into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame at White Castle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio on July 7th, 2014. Alice learned to love White Castle’s iconic sliders at an early age, and has never lost his taste for them over the

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Metal News Recap – Week of June 29, 2014

Appetite For Democracy 3D – Live At The Hard Rock! Released on Blu-Ray Universal Music Enterprises will release a live Guns N’ Roses concert film Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, on July 1, 2014, available in North America on Blu-ray, featuring the complete concert film in both

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Metal News Recap – Week of June 22, 2014

That’s former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach performing LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy And I Know It” on ABC’s “Sing Your Face Off” last Saturday night. Both Baz and his co-performer in this clip, comedian Jon Lovitz, had been voted off the competition, but they returned for the show’s finale. Ozzy Osbourne will soon be appearing on

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Metal News Recap – Week of June 15, 2014

Another week, another two incarnations of ex-Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach. That’s Baz channeling legendary singers Freddie Mercury of Queen and Willie Nelson on the new ABC talent competition show, “Sing Your Face Off” (airs on Saturday nights). Check out his live performance of “We Are The Champions” and “Always On My Mind”. Scorpions drummer

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Metal News Recap – Week of June 8, 2014

Get a load of this Lady Gaga and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) impersonator…it’s none other than ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach! Baz turned in killer covers of Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” as a contestant on ABC’s new talent competion series, Sing Your Face Off (airs Saturday nights). Super Duper Alice

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Ribfest 2014 Headbanger’s Photo Gallery

Fan Photos From RibFest Major high fives to HOH listener Darrin Barner, who attended last weekend’s three-day RibFest festival in Sioux Falls, SD, and forwarded some killer photos. On the bill Friday night were Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer and more. Darrin was cool enough to forward quite a few

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Heavy Metal music biggest in countries with very high quality of life

Interesting article on CityLab today – “How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations”. Heavy metal is a strange case, then. The music sprouted originally from working-class kids in economically ravaged, deindustrialized places like Birmingham, England. Even today, it seems to be most popular among disadvantaged, alienated, working-class kids. But take a look at the

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Metal News Recap – Week of May 31, 2014

We’re happy to report that the band is okay, but things were definitely a bit scary after a serious crash involving Canadian headbangers Killer Dwarfs. The accident resulted in head injuries for singer Russ Graham (who was airlifted from the scene) and cuts and bruises for his bandmates. The band was on its way back

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Metal News Recap – Week of May 25, 2014

Twisted Sister rocked the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, last Saturday night, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their 1984 hit, Stay Hungry. Frontman Dee Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, guitarist Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero treated the crowd to songs from the album and more. Check out some

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Metal News Recap – Week of May 18, 2014

Danzig’s Glenn Danzig and his former bandmate, Misfits bassist Jerry Only, are having a go at each other with lawsuits over Misfits trademarks — including Misfits’ iconic skull fiend. Danzig claims that Only went against an earlier merchandising contract and misappropriated the trademarks in 2000, re-registering them in his own name and “secretly” negotiating merchandising

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Metal News Recap – Week of May 10, 2014

Congrats to our own Dee Snider, who was honored with the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at this week’s Music Business Association convention (formerly known as NARM and Dee’s philanthropic efforts include Dee Snider’s Ride (his annual motorcycle ride benefiting Long Island Cares, Inc.), the Jam For Autism, established by Dee in 2012 to

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Metal News Recap – Week of May 5, 2014

Scorpions drummer James Kottak has been convicted of insulting Islam and will spend a month in jail in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He will also pay a $550 fine for drinking alcohol without a licence. According to government-run paper The National, Kottak, who allegedly knocked back five glasses of wine on an April 3 flight

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