TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

TRACII GUNS, RUDY SARZO, KEITH ST. JOHN Join Forces In GUNZO

Guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) has joined forces with legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNEWHITESNAKE) in a new band called GUNZO. The new group’s lineup is completed by singer Keith St. John (X-DRIVE, BURNING RAIN, MONTROSE, QUIET RIOT) and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon.  GUNZO made its live debut on February 27 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of California Rock News).

Guns recently denied that he was leaving DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band he formed with drummer Rikki Rockett (POISON), bassist Eric Brittingham (CINDERELLA and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (CHEAP THRILL).In an interview with The Music Room, Gibbs addressed the rumors of Guns‘ departure from DEVIL CITY ANGELS. He said: “Tracii is a musical guy and he doesn’t want to sit home at all and not play. Well, this recording process [for DEVIL CITY ANGELS‘ debut album] takes time. We’ve been touring a little bit in between, but we’re just really trying to buckle down. If I fly home and Tracii does a gig or something, we support him. It’s not that he’s leaving the band. It’s Tracii going out as Tracii. He never left the band. He’s always been in the band. He’s been a very instrumental piece in the band. And he’ll most likely always be in the band, I’m hoping, until he says he doesn’t want it anymore. We love the guy and that’s what’s so funny. Rikki and I are sitting there scratching our heads saying, just because he’s taking a gig here or taking a quick tour doesn’t mean he quit the ANGELS. It’s junk. Don’t worry about it.”

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Short Article About Nikki Sixx

Between Mötley Crüe‘s Final Tour and Sixx:A.M.‘s spring headlining dates, Nikki Sixx is working at top speed these days — and it sounds like he intends to maintain that pace after the Crüe play their last gig.

As Sixx put it during a recent interview with For Bass Players Only, he’ll wake up the morning after the end of the tour and get right to work. “I’m gonna look at my band members and say, ‘Wow, dudes, everything we said the first day we got together, the very first band rehearsal, we did it.’ And then I’m right back at it. I’ve got my fingers in many pies and I’m very excited about creating stuff and watching it blossom and bloom and harvest it and get on with the next thing. I think it’s a very exciting thing to look forward to as well.”

As for Mötley Crüe, Sixx reminded readers that there are still more projects in the pipeline, starting with a film adapted from the band memoir The Dirt. “We want to keep extending our brand into different places, into movies and soundtracks,” he pointed out. “Our music will live on through licensing, and our brand lives on through merchandise, and new generations will get to wear our clothing and our T-shirts and stuff that’s associated with us. … That’s so cool. And besides, whatever we do as Mötley Crüe, what about what each guy’s gonna do, individually? That’s really exciting.”

Adding that the Final Tour has been “phenomenal” and the crowds have been “amazing,” Sixx laughed off yet a question about whether the band would reconsider its decision to retire from the road. “I have less years in front of me than I have behind me, and it’s the same for all my band members,” he noted. “There’s a track record of what we’ve done together, and I think we each individually want to go out and do some other stuff. If it was just about money it would be different. But it’s not about money. It’s about credibility.”

Read More: Nikki Sixx Talks Life After Motley Crue’s Final Tour: ‘I’ve Got My Fingers in Many Pies’ | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/nikki-sixx-after-motley-crue/?trackback=tsmclip

 

Australian Boy Band to work with Nikki Sixx

This just amuses me for some reason, but I think Nikki will rub off on this kids in a good way!

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx is set to work with boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.

On Twitter, the bassist of the veteran hard rock band said writing sessions with the group were soon set to take place. “Congrats @5sos on your award Nice Crüe shirt too.See yah next week for some lyric writing.@iHeartRadio ‪#‎iHeartAwards‬,” he wrote. 5 Seconds of Summer were in attendance at yesterday’s (March 29) iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, where they picked up the award for Best Fan Army.

Meanwhile, Motley Crue are currently in the middle of an 18-month farewell tour that will mark the end of the group after 24 years. The tour will culminate with a New Year’s Eve show at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles and, if Alice Cooper has his way, the band’s deaths.

During a recent interview with Australian classic rock radio station Triple M, Cooper – who has been serving as an opening act – revealed he has offered to chop off the band’s heads as a finale.

“They finish up in the United States on New Year’s, and that’s their last gig,” said the rock frontman, who has been known to include guillotines in his live shows. “I told them, ‘Why don’t you let me kill you onstage? That finishes everything.’ Four guillotines, floomp! Done!”

Read More On This ArtistMötley Crüe’s Vince Neil sues social media manager for locking him out of Facebook accountMötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee says film adaptation of ‘The Dirt’ will be ‘Triple R’ ratedMötley Crüe vow to continue making music despite farewell tour plansVideo: Brett Morgen Interview On Montage Of Heck: ‘Audiences Are Going To Meet Kurt Cobain For The First Time’

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Gene Simmons appearing at R&R Fantasy Camp in Calgary!

Is Gene Simmons the man of your fantasies?

You’re weird. But you’re in luck.

The founding member of classic, costumed rockers Kiss will be appearing as part of the inaugural Canadian version of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp taking place in Calgary from May 14-17.

The camp, now in its 18th year, allows budding musicians the opportunity to learn from and jam with some of rock music’s biggest names.

Simmons will join George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) as guest rock stars for the event, while the main list of counsellors is a who’s who of session musicians and band members, including: Lita Ford (The Runaways), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, DIO, Rick Derringer, John Lennon), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Queensryche), Teddy Andreadis (Carole King, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, BB King, Michael Jackson) and Nick Catanese (Black Label Society).

The main camp will take place at SAIT where counsellors will offer their advice on everything from vocal stylings to songwriting, with an original song to be written, rehearsed and recorded. The final night of the camp will feature a special performance of those songs at Cowboys.

Packages range from the Headliner experience for $7,700, which includes a four-night stay at the Palliser and “your own personalized ‘rider’ complete with M&Ms” to the Spouse/Groupie experience for $999.00 which provides a “a personal concierge” and discounts and deals on spa treatments or day trips.

For more information or to register go to rockcamp.comor rockandrollcampcanada.com.

Let’s support teenage radio host Miles “The Shoe” Schuman!

Here’s a link to episodes of Miles Schuman’s radio show The Shoe on iHeartRadio!. Miles has interviewed some of the most famous rock/metal musicians out there, including the fabulous Rudy Sarzo!

Listen to The Shoe with Miles Schuman on demand through iHeartRadio.
Also, full episodes are available at this blogtalk link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theshoe

 

Let’s give Miles Schuman some likes on his official FB page!

https://www.facebook.com/MilesSchuman?fref=ts

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June 18, 2015 Jani Lane Tribute show w/Tom Keifer of Cinderella!

The great people at the Akron Civic Theatre would like to take as many calls today of fans purchasing tickets to our June 18 show in tribute to <3 Jani Lane<3. The phone number is 330-253-2488 and you can purchase them over the phone. Box office opens at 10 am. This place is just 7 miles from where Jani grew up. Besides former members of Warrant performing, this night is headlined by Cinderella’s Tom Keifer.

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