Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson joined forces in Los Angeles, California at the famed Gibson Universal Amphitheater on Thursday, June 6, 2013 on a tour that couldn’t be named more appropriately than ‘Shock Theraphy’.
Every seat was filled and opener Marilyn Manson wowed the crowd for about an hour, with stage antics, a natzi-esque podium and a killer ending with the classic paper snow that is left for the stagehands to clean up.
Make no mistake, Alice Cooper still rocks with the best of them, putting on a killer performance with Orianthi leading the pack as one of his guitarists. The Godfather of Shock Rock also came out with a few tricks up his sleeve: a sword serving as a money kabob for ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ and the infamous boa constrictor on his face.
If you can catch this act on the road, you will get a 5 star bang for your buck -Tania Estrada
Blabbermouth.net: An audio sample of the song “Ready To Rumble” recorded by Axl Rose’ pre-GUNS N’ ROSES band Axl Rose RAPIDFIRE can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (uploaded by former RAPIDFIRE guitarist Kevin Lawrence).
The RAPIDFIRE tapes, which were purportedly recorded in May 1983, have been in storage in the original eight-track format for more than 20 years. The songs featured on the tape are as follows:
01. Ready To Rumble
02. All Night Long
03. The Prowler
04. On the Run
RAPIDFIRE’s lineup was as follows:
Axl Rose – Vocals
Kevin Lawrence – Guitar
Mike Hammernik – Bass
Chuck Gordon – Drums
According to Lawrence, Axl’s voice on the RAPIDFIRE recording sounds a bit “more Rob Halford”-ish compared to his vocals on “Appetite for Destruction”.
For more information, visit Rapidfire1983.com.
Blabbermouth: ‘Finding The Sacred Heart – DIO ‘Live In Philly 1986′ DVD will be released on May 28, 2013 via Eagle Vision.
“Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986″ was filmed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986 during the second leg of the “Sacred Heart” tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time the full concert is being released in the original running order, restored from the original 16mm film and with remastered sound. It’s an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular lasers and pyrotechnics. Ronnie James Dio is in fine voice as ever and the band deliver a blistering live performance featuring tracks from their first three albums alongside BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW classics.
“Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986″ track listing:
01. Draco Ignis
02. King Of Rock And Roll
03. Like The Beat Of A Heart
04. Don’t Talk To Strangers
05. Hungry For Heaven
06. Medley: ‘The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)
07. Drum Solo
08. Heaven And Hell
09. Keyboard Solo
10. Guitar Solo
11. Sacred Heart
12. Medley: Rock ‘n’ Roll Children / Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock ‘n’ Roll Children (reprise)
13. Time To Burn
14. Stand Up And Shout
15. Rainbow In The Dark
16. We Rock
Bonus features include:
* “Sacred Heart Tour” Featurette
* Interview ’86
* Interview with Ronnie & Craig
* “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children” music video
* Behind The Scenes
The “King Of Rock And Roll” performance clip, taken from “Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986″, can be seen below.
“Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986″ will also be released on Blu-ray, CD and LP.
DIO’s lineup on the DVD:
Ronnie James Dio – Vocals
Jimmy Bain – Bass
Vinny Appice – Drums
Craig Goldy – Guitar
Claude Schnell – Keyboards
JUDAS PRIEST celebrates 40 years of heavy metal dominance with ‘Epitaph‘, a 23-song live concert Blu-Ray/DVD from the closing night of the “Epitaph World Tour” – the band’s final world tour – recorded at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo in May 2012.
This release contains live versions of at least one song from each of JUDAS PRIEST’S 14 classic albums from 1974 to 2008.
“Epitaph” track listing:
01. Battle Hymn
02. Rapid Fire
03. Metal Gods
04. Heading Out To The Highway
05. Judas Rising
07. Victim Of Changes
08. Never Satisfied
09. Diamonds And Rust
11. Night Crawler
12. Turbo Lover
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death
14. The Sentinel
15. Blood Red Skies
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown)
17. Breaking The Law
19. The Hellion
20. Electric Eye
21. Hell Bent For Leather
22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
23. Living After Midnight
The Jeff Hanneman Memorial took place on May 23, 2013 at the Hollywood Palladuim in Hollywood, California. This gathering was open to the public, giving Slayer fans a chance to pay their respects to one of the greats of metal.
The stage was set-up with all of Jeff Hanneman’s guitars, his baseball shin guards, Marshall stacks and a black box with the remains of the legend.
Special guest speakers where Brian Slagle (Metal Blade), Kerry King (SLAYER), Roberto Trujillo ( Metallica), Nick Boycott (Ex-Grim Reaper), Chavo (System of a Down) and a few other people from Slayer’s management company. Spotted outside the venue were Chuck Billy (Testament), Gary Holt (Exodus), Dave Navarro (Janes Addiction) and Gene Hologan (Testament).
It was very cool to hear stories about Jeff Hanneman, especially the one told about how after all the surgeries he had on his arm, he became very insecure about how his arm looked and started to wear long sleeves to cover it up. Then came the Big 4 concert in Indio, California and when Jeff decided he wanted to come out and play the encore with SLAYER… right before he took the stage, he ripped off the sleeve of his shirt and said “fuck it!”… that’s what you see in the iconic photo of Jeff’s last performance with SLAYER, the one sleeve photo.
Here are a few more photos of the memorial. R.I.P. Jeff