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Ace Frehley Debuts “Fire and Water” Video Featuring Paul Stanley

Ace Frehley Debuts “Fire and Water” Video Featuring Paul Stanley

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2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY today has debuted a brand new music video for his cover of Free’s 1970 hit “Fire and Water” featuring none other than KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY. The video is being premiered exclusively through VEVO. “It was great working with Paul again and all the years we’ve spent apart doing other projects seemed to vanish once we hit the stage!,” says Frehley.

The video notches itself into rock and roll history as the first time both Frehley and Stanley appear in a music video since KISS’ music video for “Psycho Circus” released in 1998. It’s also the first time in 14 years that the two shared a stage since KISS’ appearance at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Finally, it’s the first time Frehley has released a music video since 1989, which was Frehley’s cover of “Do Ya” released by both The Move and ELO.

Earlier this week, ACE FREHLEY cracked the U.S. top 10 with his latest effort Origins: Vol. 1 charting at #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #3 on the Billboard Rock chart and #6 on the Billboard Current Chart selling more than 16k units in its first week of release according to Nielsen Soundscan. Internationally, the LP most notably came in at #2 on the Sweden Hard Rock Charts and #05 on the England Indie Album Breaker Charts.

Origins: Vol.1 and its success serves as the follow up to Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart in 2014, the same year Ace Frehley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an original member of KISS.

ACE FREHLEY released Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll on April 15, 2016. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

Rolling Stone debuted “White Room,” a few months ago, the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.”

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Ace Frehley’s ‘Origins Vol. 1’ track listing:
1. White Room (Cream)
2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) *John 5
4. Fire and Water (Free) *Paul Stanley
5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) *Slash
6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) *Lita Ford
8. Parasite *John 5 (KISS)
9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin *Mike McCready (KISS)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)

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Legendary Guitarist Ace Frehley Debuts “Fire and Water” Featuring Paul Stanley

Legendary Guitarist Ace Frehley Debuts “Fire and Water” Featuring Paul Stanley

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Undisputed rock legend ACE FREHLEY has debuted a final song today from his forthcoming covers LP due out later this month. Rollingstone.com is exclusively debuting “Fire and Water,” the first recording of Frehley and KISS frontman Paul Stanley in nearly two decades.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY will release Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, tomorrow, April 15, 2016. This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

Rolling Stone debuted “White Room,” a few weeks ago, the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

Origins Vol. 1 is the the follow up to Space Invader, released in 2014. Space Invader was Frehley’s first studio album in five years, and the LP debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, scoring the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever, and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’ aforementioned 1998’s Psycho Circus in 1998.

Space Invader, received high praise from critics.  Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear Kiss’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while Associated Press hailed, “The original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” Paste Magazine also confirmed, “Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record.”

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Ace Frehley’s ‘Origins Vol. 1’ track listing:
1. White Room (Cream)
2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) *John 5
4. Fire and Water (Free) *Paul Stanley
5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) *Slash
6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) *Lita Ford
8. Parasite *John 5 (KISS)
9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin *Mike McCready (KISS)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)

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Hollywood Vampires Announce 18 North American Tour Dates

Hollywood Vampires Announce 18 North American Tour Dates

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Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup whose core members are Alice CooperJohnny Depp and Joe Perry, have just announced dates for their North American tour this summer.  The musicians supporting the high profile rockers include drummer Matt Sorum (the Cult, Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s band), Bruce Witkin (Johnny Depp’s group the Kids) and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots).

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Hollywood Vampires

How it all began…
In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night,” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”

Roughly four years ago, Alice Cooper and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires lives again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and with producer Bob Ezrin, the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  The new album was released on September 11th, 2015 and all artist proceeds are being donated to MusiCares.

Hollywood Vampires Tour Dates
May 24 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino
July 1 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 2 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
July 3 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
July 7 – Aurora, IL @ River Edge Park,
July 8 – Orillia, ONT @ Casino Rama Entertainment Center
July 9 – Niagara Falls, ONT @ Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
July 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
July 12 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
July 13 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 14 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
July 16 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 – Fargo, North Dakota @ Scheels Arena
July 22 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Weill Hall
July 23 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
July 24 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
July 25 – Paso Robles, CA @ Mid State Fair

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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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Ace Frehley Enlists All Star Lineup For ‘Origins Vol. 1’ Covers LP

Ace Frehley Enlists All Star Lineup For ‘Origins Vol. 1’ Covers LP

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

Ace Frehley’s ‘Origins Vol. 1’ track listing:
1. White Room (Cream)
2. Street Fighting Man (Rolling Stones)
3. Spanish Castle Magic (Jimi Hendrix) *John 5
4. Fire and Water (Free) *Paul Stanley
5. Emerald (Thin Lizzy) *Slash
6. Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
7. Wild Thing (The Troggs) *Lita Ford
8. Parasite *John 5 (KISS)
9. Magic Carpet Ride (Steppenwolf)
10. Cold Gin *Mike McCready (KISS)
11. Till The End Of The Day (Kinks)
12. Rock and Roll Hell (KISS)

Today Rolling Stone debuts “White Room,” the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

Ace Frehley Tour Dates
2/26 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
2/27 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgerald’s
2/28 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
3/2 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
3/4 – San Miguel, CA – The Ranch
3/5 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
3/6 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas
4/1 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
4/2 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
4/3 – Sunrise, FL – Markham Park – Rockfest 80’s
4/5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
4/7 – Danville, VA – Carrington Pavilion
4/9 – New Hope, PA – Havana New Hope
4/11 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
4/12 – New York, NY – BB King’s Blues Club
4/13 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/15 – Wilkes Barre, PA – The F.M. Kirby Center
4/16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

Click HERE For All Ticket Info – Additional dates to be announced.

Ace will be as active as ever on the road in 2016, having just announced 3 weeks worth of tour dates in the U.S., including two nights at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Ace will be joined on the road by Richie Scarlet (rhythm, guitar and vocal duties), Chris Wyse on bass and vocals (The Cult), Scott Coogan on drums (Nikki Sixx’s Brides of Destruction).

Origins Vol. 1 will be the follow up to Space Invader, released in 2014. Space Invader was Frehley’s first studio album in five years, and the LP debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, scoring the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever, and marked Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’ aforementioned 1998’s Psycho Circus in 1998.

Space Invader, received high praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear Kiss’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while Associated Press hailed, “The original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” Paste Magazine also confirmed, “Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record.”

 

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Hollywood Vampires Announce Two Shows At The Roxy This September!

Hollywood Vampires Announce Two Shows At The Roxy This September!

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In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night,” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”

Now, returning to where it once began, the Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry) have announced today two shows at the notorious Sunset Strip music venue, The Roxy.  This will mark the Hollywood Vampires only U.S. appearances on September 16 and 17, and will surely be the most sought after ticket in town. Joining the Hollywood Vampires live will be Matt Sorum on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Tickets are on sale on August 14 for the September 16th show at http://ticketf.ly/1EdJvSI and September 17th show at http://ticketf.ly/1W5TvIT.

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Hollywood Vampires

Additionally on September 24, in what will be their only international appearance, the band will head to Brazil for “Rock in Rio.” Before that show, the band will partner with Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization that has provided more than 1.8 million free hearing aids to people in need in more than 100 countries, to offer and fit hearing aids to more than 150 people in need.   After the hearing aid fittings, the Hollywood Vampires and Starkey Hearing Foundation will bring a number of individuals to the show so they can hear music for the first time in their lives.

“Hearing connects us to life, our families and to the world around us,” said Bill Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. “It’s a precious gift, and we are excited to work with the Hollywood Vampires to introduce so many to the world of sound and help them hear music for the first time.”

Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and with producer Bob Ezrin, the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  The new album is set to be released on September 11 and all artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry’s Supergroup Announces Debut Album

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry’s Supergroup Announces Debut Album

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In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night,” Alice says, “and John LennonHarry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie TaupinJimi HendrixJim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”

Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.

For the next two years, Alice, Joe and Johnny, joined by producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of modern day vampires, including Perry FarrellDave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartneyJoe Walsh, Slash, Robbie KriegerZak StarkeyBrian Johnson and Kip Winger, recorded tracks by their dead friends and heroes.  Also included are two original songs that tell the story of the Vampires, one of which, “Raise The Dead,” has an intro by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just prior to his death.

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Hollywood Vampires

The album package, an antique book, was created by noted men’s fashion designer (and rock fan) John Varvatos in his signature vintage style.  Alice and Varvatos, both Detroit natives, have been partners in fashion for several years with Alice lending his classic rock style as a brand ambassador.

A sneak peek at the liner notes, penned by original Hollywood Vampire Bernie Taupin, “I’m not here to defend their vices. Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned.”

“I’m not completely sure what constituted bad behavior back then, but in this lair it existed in a bubble, a hermetically sealed dome of fun. It may not have been the round table at the Algonquin, but these were witty, intelligent guys who often got raucous and loud, but rest assured there were no bystanders or animals hurt in the making of the Hollywood Vampires.”

All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

The Hollywood Vampires track listing:

The Last Vampire:
Narration:   Sir Christopher Lee
Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou

Raise The Dead:
(Johnny Depp, Bruce WitkinTommy HenriksenAlice CooperBob EzrinRob Klonel)
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy HenriksenBruce Witkin
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Background Vocals: Alice CooperTommy HenriksenBob Ezrin

My Generation:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Drums: Zak Starkey
Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen

Whole Lotta Love:
Vocals: Brian JohnsonAlice Cooper
Guitars:  Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp
Orianthi, Tommy HenriksenBruce Witkin
Harmonica:  Alice Cooper
Drums:  Zak Starkey
Bass:  Kip Winger
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Backing Vocals: Alice CooperTommy Henriksen

I Got A Line:
Vocals:  Alice CooperPerry Farrell
Guitars:  Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy HenriksenBruce Witkin
Drums:  Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass:  Kip Winger
Background Vocals:  Perry FarrellTommy HenriksenBob Ezrin

Five to One/Break On Through:
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
Farfisa: Charlie Judge
Bass: Bruce Witkin

One/Jump Into The Fire:
Vocals:  Alice CooperPerry Farrell
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy HenriksenBruce Witkin
Drums: Dave Grohl
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Keyboard: Bob EzrinBruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen

Come And Get It:
Vocals:  Paul McCartneyAlice Cooper
Guitars:  Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
Piano:  Paul McCartney
Drums:  Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass:  Paul McCartney
Background Vocals: Johnny Depp, Alice CooperAbe Laboriel Jr.Bob Ezrin

Jeepster:
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin

Cold Turkey:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice CooperTommy Henriksen

Manic Depression:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums:  Zak Starkey
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bob Ezrin

Itchycoo Park:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice CooperTommy HenriksenBob Ezrin

School’s Out / Another Brick In The Wall pt.2:
Vocals:  Alice CooperBrian Johnson
Guitar: Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy HenriksenBruce Witkin
Drums:  Neal Smith
Bass: Dennis Dunaway
Background Vocals: Kip WingerBob Ezrin

Dead Drunk Friends:
(Johnny Depp, Bruce WitkinTommy HenriksenAlice CooperBob Ezrin)
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin
Drums:  Glenn Sobel
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Bass:  Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bruce WitkinBob Ezrin
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy HenriksenBruce WitkinBob Ezrin

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Kirk Von Hammett’s 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil Adds Free Outdoor Carnival Of Chaos

Kirk Von Hammett’s 2nd Annual Fear FestEvil Adds Free Outdoor Carnival Of Chaos

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Kirk Von Hammett today announced the addition of a free outdoor Carnival of Chaos to take place outside of the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, CA on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th as part of his second annual
Fear FestEvil. The carnival will feature an authentic freakshow, carnival games, hearse car show, Kirk’s ’36 Ford and crypt, and various vendors all weekend.

VIP and Murder Mystery Dinner tickets are now SOLD Out, but General Admission tickets for Fear FestEvil are still available HERE.

On Friday April 10th, guests attending the now SOLD OUT Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of ‘whodunnit’ mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who! Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special ‘horror royalty’ as they try to crack the mystery open.

On Saturday April 11and Sunday April 12, Fear FestEvil friends heading to the RockBar Theater can expect to see some of the finest pieces in any modern horror collection as Kirk Von Hammett unveils more of The Crypt publicly, before throwing down some heavy music courtesy of Meshuggah, High On Fire, Orchid, Ghoul, Agnostic Front, and Asada Messiah. There will also be special guest appearances from Corey TaylorSlashJohn 5Sara KarloffBela Lugosi Jr.Ron ChaneyCharlie Benante, and Bill Moseley. Sirius Radio’s Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and 107.7 the Bone’s Nikki Blakk will preside over proceedings.

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil kicked off last year in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. The inaugural event featured highlights of Hammett’s world famous Crypt Collection, an array of panels and guest speakers, live musical performances, and various on-site vendors. To see photos from last year’s FestEvil, click HERE.

For tickets and further details visit FearFestEvil.com.

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce Additional Dates For U.S. Tour

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce Additional Dates For U.S. Tour

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SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. Today, (Feb. 24), the group announced new shows (New Orleans, Sioux City, Austin and Dallas) that have been added to their U.S. trek encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances. The month-long tour is the first solo trek supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range,the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5), Baltimore (Rams Head Live) andChicago (Concord Music Hall), among other cities, before wrapping Sunday, May 24 in Dallas (Southside Ballroom). Tickets for the new dates will go on sale starting Friday, (February 27) at www.slashonline.com (see itinerary below).

“The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says SLASH, “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May and mix in our headlining shows for a bunch of dates along the way.”

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd, Sept. 2014) to worldwide praise, garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career (see a sampling below). The band and their new album continue to receive accolades including: SLASH was honored with the Les Paul Awardduring the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album” from Guitar World magazine’s reader’s poll; “#1 on theTop 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BraveWords.com); and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist” and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

WORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single “Bent To Fly”–showcasing SLASH’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges–is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock (watch the “CONAN” performance below). WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’sfirst-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sunday.” And now with WORLD ON FIRESLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape–features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash, now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Overseas Tour Dates:
TUE

2/24

Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
THU

2/26

Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
SAT

2/28

Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

3/1

Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
WED

3/4

Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
SAT

3/7

Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
MON

3/9

Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
WED

3/11

Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
SAT

3/14

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
SUN

3/15

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
TUE

3/17

Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
THU

3/19

Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
FRI

3/20

Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
SUN

3/22

Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
WED

3/25

Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center Wtc
THU

3/26

Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
SAT

3/28

Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex
U.S. Tour Dates:
SAT

4/25

Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
SUN

4/26

Jacksonville, FL Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
TUE

4/28

New Orleans, LA House of Blues
SUN

5/3

Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
TUE

5/5

Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
THU

5/7

New York, NY Terminal 5
FRI

5/8

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
SAT

5/9

Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
TUE

5/12

Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
WED

5/13

Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
FRI

5/15

Columbus, OH Columbus Stadium-Rock on the Range (Festival)
MON

5/18

Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
TUE

5/19

Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
THU

5/21

Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor
SAT

5/23

Houston, TX House of Blues
SUN

5/24

Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom
European Tour Dates:
MON

6/1

Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
THU

6/4

Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
FRI

6/5

Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
TUE

6/9

Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle

6/12-6/14

Donington Park, England Download Festival

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Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce U.S. Tour

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce U.S. Tour

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SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. The month-long U.S. trek  encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances is the first solo tour supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range, the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5), Baltimore (Rams Head Live), and Chicago (Concord Music Hall), among other cities, before wrapping Saturday, May 23 in Houston (House of Blues). Tickets will go on sale starting today, (February 17) at www.slashonline.com (see itinerary below). Expect more dates to be announced next week.

“The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says SLASH, “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May. As well as mix in our headlining show for a bunch of dates along the way.”

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd, Sept. 2014) to worldwide praise, garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career (see a sampling below). The band and their new album continue to receive accolades including: SLASH was honored with the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album”from Guitar World magazine’s reader’s poll; “#1 on the Top 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BraveWords.com); and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist”and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

WORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single “Bent To Fly”–showcasing SLASH’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges–is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock (watch the “CONAN”performance below). WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sunday.” And now with WORLD ON FIRESLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape–features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash, now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Overseas Tour Dates:
WED

2/18

Wellington Central, NZ Tsb Bank Arena
SAT

2/21

Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

2/22

Adelaide Sa, Australia Soundwave Festival
TUE

2/24

Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
THU

2/26

Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
SAT

2/28

Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

3/1

Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
WED

3/4

Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
SAT

3/7

Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
MON

3/9

Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
WED

3/11

Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
SAT

3/14

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
SUN

3/15

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
TUE

3/17

Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
THU

3/19

Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
FRI

3/20

Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
SUN

3/22

Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
WED

3/25

Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center Wtc
THU

3/26

Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
SAT

3/28

Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex
U.S. Tour Dates:
SAT

4/25

Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
SUN

4/26

Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
SUN

5/3

Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Carolina Rebellion
TUE

5/5

Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
THU

5/7

New York, NY Terminal 5
FRI

5/8

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
SAT

5/9

Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
TUE

5/12

Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
WED

5/13

Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
FRI

5/15

Columbus, OH Columbus Stadium-Rock on the Range (Festival)
MON

5/18

Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
TUE

5/19

Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
SAT

5/23

Houston, TX House of Blues
European Tour Dates:
MON

6/1

Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
THU

6/4

Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
FRI

6/5

Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
TUE

6/9

Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle

6/12-6/14

Donington Park, England Download Festival

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