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KISS and Mötley Crüe held a press conference on March 20, 2012 to announce a co-headliner tour that will take them across the America this summer. Both bands took the stage at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in Hollywood, California with KISS coming out in full gear. Mötley Crüe and KISS will each play full sets (about 90 minutes) and bring a full stage show.
Comedian George Lopez was a special guest who introduced the bands and said he will NOT miss the tour and plans to get, as he put it WASTED with legal and Illegal substances. Tickets for this tour go on sale Friday, March 23rd to the genral public. For more information, log on to or Special thanks to Liz and Greg at Live Nation and the staff at 10th Street Entertainment. Here are a few photos of the event… Enjoy. -Ralph

  • Jul. 20 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
  • Jul. 21 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Jul. 22 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
  • Jul. 24 – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
  • Jul. 25 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
  • Jul. 27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Jul. 28 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
  • Jul. 31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
  • Aug. 03 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
  • Aug. 04 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
  • Aug. 07 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
  • Aug. 08 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
  • Aug. 10 – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
  • Aug. 11 – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • Aug. 12 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
  • Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
  • Aug. 16 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, MA
  • Aug. 18 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
  • Aug. 19 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, CT
  • Aug. 24 – Rock Jam – Grand Junction, CO
  • Aug. 26 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Aug. 27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
  • Aug. 29 – Minnesota State Fair – Minneapolis, MN
  • Aug. 31 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
  • Sep. 01 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
  • Sep. 02 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
  • Sep. 04 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • Sep. 05 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
  • Sep. 07 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
  • Sep. 08 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, MI
  • Sep. 11 – Allegan County Fair – Allegan, MI
  • Sep. 12 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Sep. 13 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
  • Sep. 15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Lake, NY
  • Sep. 16 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
  • Sep. 18 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
  • Sep. 19 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
  • Sep. 21 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
  • Sep. 22 – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
  • Sep. 23 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

METAL SHOP Rocks was once again in attendance for the announcement of the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. This will be the fourth year of the award show and it will take place on April 11, 2012 at Club Nokia.
The Golden Gods will be broadcast live for the first time on X Box Live and will also be streaming live on Revolver Magazine’s Facebook page. Marilyn Manson, Slash, Black Veil Brides, Evanescence and Sixx AM featuring Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx will be preforming live and Gene Simmons of Kiss will receive this year’s Golden God Award.
Today’s press conference also announced that the Grammy museum will have The History of Heavy Metal Exhibit and Wendy Dio, wife of the late, great Ronnie James Dio presented the museum with the original handwritten lyrics of Holy Diver. Let’s just hope they get it right. We all know what the Grammy Awards have done to metal music in the past (Jethro Tull).
Special guest list for today was:

  • Alice Cooper
  • Zakk Wylde (Ozzy and BLS)
  • Vinny Paul ( Pantera)
  • Vinny Appice (Dio and H&H)
  • James Micheal (SIXX AM)
  • Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
  • Wendy Dio
  • Mike Portnoy (Ex Dream Theater)

Looking forward to the actual award show in April… in the meantime Click Here for the nominees an cast your vote. Below are a few photos of the presser. Special thanks to Joe at Rogers and Cowan for making this happen! Enjoy. -Ralph.

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