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ROCK ‘N ROLL AIN’T EASY: Legendary Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, To Release Solo Album In February 2018!

ROCK ‘N ROLL AIN’T EASY: Legendary Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, To Release Solo Album In February 2018!

Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, has dropped the lead single, This Don’t Look Like Vegas, from his upcoming 2018 debut solo album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy, out on digital, CD and purple vinyl through Golden Robot Records on February 16th, 2018.

Written by Dizzy Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Del James, This Don’t Look Like Vegas, features Warwick and Mayuko Okai on guitar, with fellow Gunner, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Psychelic Furs, Thin Lizzy), bringing the guitar solo.  Mike Dupke’s (W.A.S.P.) on drums, Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.) on bass, Reed on lead vocals, piano, shaker and tambourine, with backing vocals from Nadja Reed, Chela Johnson and Del James.

While initially undercut by prominent keys, This Don’t Look Like Vegas quickly settles into a swaggering slice of classic rock, led by big riffs and Reed’s own touchstone lyrics of dark shades, flexibly applicable gambling metaphors, shotgun weddings, fire, fury, brimstone etc. It’s all scenes of beautifully filthy bar band blues, the stuff of Sunset Strip nights, endless whiskey shots and a hedonistic heaven where, as Reed eloquently puts it, ‘nothing is certain.’
– Rolling Stone Australia

Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy reunites Reed uniting with fellow members of Guns N’ Roses, along with some other greats, including players from W.A.S.P., Quiet Riot, Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy, No Doubt, The Replacements, Queens of the Stone Age, and more for 12 scorching tracks.

‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy’ Track Listing
“This Don’t Look Like Vegas”
“Mother Theresa”
“Cheers to R Oblivion”
“Fragile Water”
“Dirty Bomb”
“Mystery in Exile”
“I Celebrate”
“Understanding”
“Crestfallen”
“Forgotten Cases”
“Reparations”
“Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy”

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Walking Papers (Duff McKagan, Jefferson Angell, Benjamin Anderson, Barrett Martin) To Release Sophomore Album, ‘WP2,’ On January 19th!

Walking Papers (Duff McKagan, Jefferson Angell, Benjamin Anderson, Barrett Martin) To Release Sophomore Album, ‘WP2,’ On January 19th!

Walking Papers (L-R: Jefferson Angell, Barrett Martin, Duff McKaganBenjamin Anderson) – Photo by Dean Karr

Seattle’s Walking Papers, featuring Jefferson Angell (The Missionary Position), Benjamin Anderson (both of The Missionary Position) Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and will release the moody and carnal WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records on January 19, 2018. Fans can get a taste of WP2 by watching a snippet HERE.

“This record has exceeded my expectations of what I thought that might be,” says Jefferson Angell. “It perfectly captures the raw, explosive energy of a band primed from extensive touring while at the same time achieving the polish and elevation that comes from experimenting in the studio.”

WP2 is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed debut album that Rolling Stonecalled “…dark, alternately sensual and sinister.”  USA Today said, “Sometimes an album sounds nothing like you expect yet still blows you away… It’s powerful yet nuanced, a kind of rock confident enough in itself that it rarely needs force to make its point.” Consequence Of Sound said, “It’s a record that largely eschews typical hard rock fare, opting instead for a blues rock that slinks and wafts as much as it crunches and blusters. This unlikely dynamic makes Walking Papers a pink slip you’ll actually be happy to get.” VH1 described the band’s sound as, “…weathered, bluesy and broken in by years of experience. This is hard rock as made by grown ass men with stories to tell and no one to please but themselves.”

“Walking Papers is happier than a tornado in a trailer park to have our second record see the light of day via Loud & Proud Records,” says Angell.  “It’s been a white-knuckled nail-biter since its conception, and we are pleased to have Tom and Madelyn behind the wheel as we make our way to the delivery room!”

Walking Papers will also be launching a PledgeMusic campaign for pre-orders todayHERE.  There fans will find exclusive offers for merchandise, unique items and experiences with the band, and the only place to purchase the song This Is How It Ends along with its companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward, and artist Csaba Master.

Walking Papers

Jefferson Angell – Vocals, Guitar

Barrett Martin – Drums, Vibes, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Duff McKagan – Bass

Benjamin Anderson – Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Walking Papers WP2 Track Listing:

1. My Luck Pushed Back
2. Death On The Lips
3. Red & White
4.Somebody Else
5. Yours Completely
6. Hard To Look Away
7. Before You Arrived
8. Don’t Owe Me Nothin’
9. This Is How It Ends
10. I Know You’re Lying
11. Into The Truth

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SONS OF APOLLO: New Supergroup Launched With Members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses and Journey

SONS OF APOLLO: New Supergroup Launched With Members of Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Guns ‘N Roses and Journey

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. Now, the time has come to make the grand and highly anticipated introduction to their new band, SONS OF APOLLO.

Reuniting to form SONS OF APOLLO, Portnoy and Sherinian have joined forces with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). Their debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, will be released October 20 on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music. An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s official YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQ

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ‘90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity– a lethal combination!”

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

“This is a real band,” Portnoy declares. “This is going to pick up for me and Billy where The Winery Dogs left off, in terms of this being the next logical full-time thing for us. I’m not saying The Winery Dogs have broken up,because we haven’t, we’re just on a break. SONS OF APOLLO is absolutely going to be a full-time band and we plan on touring all over the world all throughout 2018 and, honestly, it is the priority for all five of us.”

Sherinian agrees, “We will go on a worldwide crusade in 2018 to bring SONS OF APOLLO to as many people as possible. Apollo was the God of Music, and we are his mighty offspring!”

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 217: Bryce Bryce Baby

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 217: Bryce Bryce Baby

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy are joined by their old pal Thomas Bryce of Shit Movie Fest. Tom fills us in with what he has been up to since he banned himself from podcasts. J-Mo brings us up to speed on all the films he’s consumed during the 366 Challenge. Jason keeps the peace. As always spread the word, leave a review and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 207: A Twinkle and A Moment

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 207: A Twinkle and A Moment

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This week on Acid Pop Cult, the boys are back in town. J-Mo recaps us on his recent trip to Knoxville, Tennessee to join director Adam Rifkin on the set of his upcoming film, “Dog Years,” which stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase, Clark Duke and more. He offers an inside look at life on set and the birth of a new pop culture icon — The Blandit. Hank brings us up to speed on his latest musical endeavors and what’s new when it comes to gaming. Jason, still on 3rd leg of the “Still At War Tour” opens up about shows of all sizes with recent appearances at indie wrestling shows and Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime” Tour. It’s a robust show with a hearty blend of topics! Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 193: Underground Clamoring

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 193: Underground Clamoring

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys are back in town, hot on the heels of WrestleMania 32. They all weigh in with their thoughts on professional wrestling’s biggest night, along with the evolution of women’s wrestling. It’s not all high flyin’ and elbow drops, as they turn their attention to the recently reunited Guns N’ Roses and their upcoming  “Not In This Lifetime…” Tour. They also take a look at the good, bad and ugly of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ before unleashing their Picks of The Week featuring some movies and TV you should be clamoring to see. Rate and review the show on iTunes!  Send us some feedback on Facebook or Twitter.

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Appetite for Dysfunction: Axl Rose’s Former Manager, Vicky Hamilton, Releases New Tell-All Book

Appetite for Dysfunction: Axl Rose’s Former Manager, Vicky Hamilton, Releases New Tell-All Book

Appetite For Dysfunction-2016At 22, Vicky Hamilton left her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and arrived on the Sunset Strip as a wide-eyed blonde with an ear for rock & roll: “I was back home interviewing Tom Petty for Three Rivers Review,” says Hamilton, “And he told me I was a ‘real California girl,’ and that’s all it took.” It was 1981, and Hamilton arrived at the center of Hollywood; where the scene was erupting with spandex, sex, cocaine, Aqua Net hairspray and madcap visionaries, like Hamilton, who discovered Guns N’ Roses and became their first manager and surrogate mother. At one point, Guns N’ Roses lived in Hamilton’s apartment, as Axl Rose ducked a rape charge. “I realized I was harboring a fugitive,” she says, “But then Axl ended up crashing on my couch for six months.” Hamilton then negotiated Guns N’ Roses contract with Geffen Records.

In 1986, she was let go and forced to sue the band to recoup the $25,000 she’d borrowed to bankroll them. Hamilton now shares her stories in a memoir about a woman who rode the crazy train with some of rock’s wildest frontmen, and matched their hard-partying ways. Sober for 15 years, Hamilton spent that last seven excavating her private collection of photos, flyers, contracts, letters, and interviews to create a revealing look into her fascinating life. Her book includes new details about her turbulent relationship with Axl Rose and Poison’s Bret Michaels, her experience as an A&R rep for Geffen, and above all, Appetite for Dysfunction is the story of her rise and fall, and how she regained her life by becoming a Grammy Award-winning executive that helped relaunch the career of June Carter Cash in 1999.

About the Author:
Vicky Hamilton is a Grammy Award-winning music industry executive and manager who oversaw the early careers of Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Faster Pussycat and Mötley Crüe. She is considered one of the most successful music industry executives of her time. Appetite for Dysfunction is her unbelievably true story, told for the first-time alongside stunning images and first-hand accounts of a music executive with nearly four decades of rock & roll stories to tell.

Visit Vicky Hamilton’s official website at www.vickyhamilton.com. ‘Appetite for Dysfunction’ sounds like one hell of a read and is available for purchase now!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 181: From Serial To Cereal

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 181: From Serial To Cereal

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason welcome back a fan favorite to the third mic position — Hank Price aka Hoss Bogg. Back by popular demand, Hank offers up his opinions on the ‘Point Break’ remake, the never-ending stream of reboots, the reunion of Guns N’ Roses and more. Jeremy goes into gamer mode with looks at the nightmare he unleashed with ‘Lego Dimensions’ and bulldogs us all through a table with a review of WWE2K16. Chat turns to their recent binge watching sessions with Netflix’s runaway hit, ‘Making A Murderer’ and the rise of ’Serial.’ They say one good turn deserves another, so the trio cap off the show with a quick discussion of their favorite cereals and movie tie-ins. Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 180: Blind, Crippled, Crazy

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason ring in 2016 with an eclectic mix of pop culture topics. The duo start with a quick recap of their holiday adventures and what the New Year may hold for them. Jeremy gives us the scoop in his first foray into the world of live WWE events, while Jason gives us the latest and greatest on the long-rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion. They also take a trip down memory lane with a look at ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ and the magic that is Bruce Campbell. The show is rounded out with the latest on ‘Batman V. Superman’ and solid picks of the week with ‘The Visit’’ and ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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Coachella 2016: Artist Lineup Announce, Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem To Headline

Coachella 2016: Artist Lineup Announce, Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem To Headline

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to return April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California. The festival has revealed for the highly anticipated event. Two of the most notable developments are appearances by the reformed LCD Soundsystem and legendary rockers Guns N’ Roses, who will headline.

The lineup also features Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Run the Jewels, Ice Cube, Jack Ü, Sia, Major Lazer, Death Grips, Sia, Flume, Calvin Harris, Beach House, A$AP Rocky, Chvrches, Purity Ring, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, Vince Staples, Rhye, Bat for Lashes, Savages, Deafheaven, Deerhunter, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hudson Mohawke, Ellie Goulding, HEALTH, Rae Sremmurd, Kamasi Washington, the Last Shadow Puppets, Skepta, Christine and the Queens, Mavis Staples, Lush, AlunaGeorge, SOPHIE, Ex Hex, DJ Koze, Sheer Mag, Autolux, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Girlpool, Underworld, the Kills, Chris Stapleton, Zedd, Rancid, Baauer, and more will appear.

Find ticket info for Coachella, visit the official website at this location.

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