BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Lines”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Lines,” off of their newest EP, Misery. The much anticipated new EP follows the band’s 2017 released LP, AliveMisery was produced and recorded by Austin music legend Omar Vallejo (VallejoMC OverlordChris Perez Project) at 512 Studios. The EP contains 3 original songs and 1 cover song (“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer).

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“The video for Lines represents a lot of what the band is about — a little humor mixed in with rock ‘n roll. It’s loosely based on real events that have happened to us on tour. We’re excited to share this first of a four part anthology with our fans.” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustPop EvilNonpointCoheed and CambriaFilterPODThe Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTVVEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release –ALIVE– was soon followed by the “Road to Sturgis Tour 2017,” which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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Austin Music Awards Honors BLACK HEART SAINTS

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The 37th Annual Austin Music Awards, held at Austin City Limits Live on February 27th, presented BLACK HEART SAINTS with the “Best Metal Band” award in front of over 2,000 attendees. The award recognizes Black Heart Saints’ contributions to the Austin music scene and formally anoints the band as the city’s most promising act in the hard rock / heavy metal genre.

Other big winners of the night included Willie Nelson taking home the Best Country award, and Ghostland Observatory representing Electronic Music.

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Most recently, the band has been featured as the go-to support act for the biggest names in rock, including Slash & Myles Kennedy, Pop Evil, and Steel Panther. Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live show has been jettisoning to the forefront of Texas rock, following the success of chart-topping acts from the Lone Star State such as Nothing More and The Sword.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary hard rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– SXSW Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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Dj Ashba of Sixx:A.M. Teams Up with Dean Markley

Dj Ashba of Sixx:A.M. Teams Up with Dean Markley

“To be a true guitarist isn’t about anything except the art of playing guitar.” — Dj Ashba

Dean Markley USA announces the addition of guitarist Dj Ashba to their artist roster along with the Dj Ashba Artist Series of strings. Ashba joins many musicians who proudly play Dean Markley strings.

The Dj Ashba Artist Series is a custom set of gauges that feature .010, .013, .017, .028, .038, and .048 from the longtime favorite, Dean Markley Signature Series of nickel plated strings.

unnamedDj Ashba is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and graphic designer. He grew up in Fairbury, Illinois, where he worked in the cornfields to earn enough money to buy his first guitar. Influenced by Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen, he practiced tirelessly, sometimes 17 hours a day. By the time he moved to Los Angeles at 18, he was proficient enough to become an in-demand session and touring guitarist. He released a well-received solo album, Addiction to the Friction, composed music for film scores, and in 2007 partnered with Nikki Sixx and James Michael to form Sixx:A.M. From 2009 to 2015, Ashba also played lead guitar in Guns N’ Roses. As a co-producer and songwriter, he has worked with a diverse list of talent ranging from Motley Crue to Neil Diamond. Most recently, Dj scored the title song to Eli Roth’s 2015 hit movie The Green Inferno. Dj has been featured on hit TV shows such as History Channel’s Counting Cars and Animal Planet’s Tanked. This Fall, see Dj Ashba touring arenas with Sixx:A.M. to bring the band’s two 2016 releases, Volume 1, Prayers For The Damned and Volume 2, Prayers For The Blessed live to fans across North America.

“Being a guitarist means being true to what you do,” says Dj Ashba. “Guitar is an art, and it takes a lot of years and dedication. It’s not an overnight thing. It’s a super-long road, and you’re going to hit the ground, but at the end of the day, what makes you a true guitarist is honing in on a unique style and never giving up.”

To learn more about Dj Ashba, visit www.Djashba.com and www.djashbaguitars.com

About Dean Markley USA

Established in 1972, Dean Markley USA is recognized as an innovator and leader in the world of musical instrument strings. Over the years, the company has expanded its product line to include guitar amplifiers, pickups and accessories. Celebrated by retailers for their sales performance and endorsed by an elite caliber of musicians, Dean Markley products are the smart choice. For more information, visit www.deanmarkley.com

Loudwire gets Exclusive Q&A With Nikki Sixx + Vince Neil Read More: Motley Crue Final Tour: Q&A With Nikki Sixx + Vince Neil

by Chad Childers January 29, 2014 12:51 PM on Loudwire.com

The end is nigh for Motley Crue. The band said as much during a Tuesday (Jan. 28) press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed the details of “The Final Tour” (first leg of dates below). In fact, to ensure that these next two years will mark the band’s final dates, the members of Crue went through the process of collectively drawing up a ‘Cessation of Touring’ legal document and signing it to solidify that their upcoming dates will be the final shows and that they won’t tour again beyond the year 2015.

The press conference itself began with representatives from Live Nation and Dodge speaking about the ticketing and sponsorship of the trek, Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta talking about the upcoming Motley Crue tribute album featuring country artists, director Jeff Tremaine speaking about the upcoming ‘The Dirt’ film, and the band’s attorney Doug Mark discussing the unique plan the group came up with to end their career by making it legal. In addition, tour opener Alice Cooper offered a few words about Motley Crue’s legacy before the four band members eventually took the stage.

Speaking about their legacy at the press conference, Vince Neil stated, “I’ve always thought it was just that they did it their way. It may seem a little cliché, but we did. We did everything against the grain and were never a critic’s band, never won any big awards, but we’ve always been a fan band and that’s the thing I think that people will remember about us is that we did it right because we did it the way we wanted to.” You can watch the full press conference in its entirety at this location as well as a promo for the tour here.

After the press conference, Loudwire had a chance to speak exclusively with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil about ‘The Final Tour’ as well as the prospects of new Motley Crue music. Check out our brief Q&A below:

Did actually signing the ‘Cessation of Touring’ document during the press conference make it feel any more real to you than when you first came up with this idea?

Vince Neil: Not really. I think when we first decided to do this we were pretty stuck on it. We did this to prove, not to ourselves, but to everyone else that we mean this.

Nikki Sixx: We worked really hard on that document. We’ve been working on it for a month. We’ve had the idea for years. It just got more real. There are no loopholes and no grey areas. It’s an agreement between us. It feels really good to have people, when they’re interviewing us, going wow — this is no joke. I’ve talked to people over the years that have mentioned, oh yeah me and the guys have talked about maybe wrapping it up in a few years and they go, ‘yeah, for now.’

Let’s say the Crue were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a few years down the line? Would you reunite to perform at the ceremony?

Vince Neil: Something like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we’d have to sit down and talk about it.

Nikki Sixx: It’s ‘cease to tour.’ I think it’s going to be interesting when the next band announces a farewell tour. They’re going to say, ‘Well is it a farewell tour like Motley Crue? Or is it like all the other bands.’

As for this tour, we assume we’ll get the hits, but will you be playing any rarities or deep cuts?

Vince Neil: It’s one of those things we always have to deal with, no matter what: Do you play your hits? Or do you take ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ out and play ‘Fight for Your Rights’? You’re going to piss people off no matter what. People don’t realize there’s limited time. There’s curfews at places and you only have so long to play you can’t put everything in. Once you put all your hits in, you’re already at your time limit.

What do you think it will be like for the fans that are seeing you for the last time?

Nikki Sixx: I’ve thought about what it’ll be like for the fans. I can see that final bow in Peoria, and they’re going, ‘This is it.’ I know I’d feel emotional if one of my favorite bands was going out.

What’s the status on any new music? Will there be a new Motley Crue album?

Nikki Sixx: It’s hard to find vehicles for your music. Working with Dodge is a great example. It’s such a perfect fit for Motley Crue and for them. Things we’ve done in the past like that where we’re able to extend our music to the masses and writing new music for situations like that, that’s exciting. It’s getting harder and harder to feel inspired to spend six months on a record. All that passion, all those great lyrics, all those melodies, performances, all that time and money and it falls on deaf ears. Where we’re at in the state of the music industry, we’re trying to find new ways to get our music to more people, rather than more music to less people.

The Motley Crue ‘Final Tour’ with special guest Alice Cooper begins July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tickets for fan club members go on sale today (Jan. 29). VIP packages will be available Jan. 30, with the general on-sale for most shows on Friday, Jan. 31. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and MotleyVIP.com. The full itinerary and our photo gallery from the press conference can be seen below:

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper Tour Dates:

7/2/2014 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
7/4/2014 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest
7/5/2014 — Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
7/6/2014 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/8/2014 — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center
7/9/2014 — Maryland Heights, MO — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11/2014 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014 — Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
7/15/2014 — Cedar Park, TX — Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater
7/19/2014 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014 — Irvine, CA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23/2014 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014 — Reno, NV — Reno Events Center
7/26/2014 — Ridgefield, WA — Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27/2014 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
7/29/2014 — Wheatland, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30/2014 — Chula Vista, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1/2014 — Salt Lake City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre
8/2/2014 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
8/3/2014 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
8/5/2014 — Sturgis, SD — Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6/2014 — Sioux City, IA — Tyson Events Center
8/8/2014 — Tinley Park, IL — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9/2014 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014 — Toronto, ON — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/2014 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014 — Burgettstown, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014 — Pelham, AL — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16/2014 — Alpharetta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17/2014 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19/2014 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
8/26/2014 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27/2014 — Allentown, PA — Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10/2014 — Oklahoma City, OK — Chesapeake Arena
10/11/2014 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014 — Bossier City, LA — CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014 — Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014 — Hollywood, FL — Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19/2014 — Jacksonville, FL — Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014 — Atlantic City, NJ — Borgata Event Center
10/26/2014 — Montville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014 — Syracuse, NY — The OnCenter Complex
11/5/2014 — Biloxi, MS — Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6/2014 — Southaven, MS — Landers Center
11/9/2014 — Moline, IL — iWireless Center
11/11/2014 — Green Bay, WI — Resch Center
11/12/2014 — Madison, WI — Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014 — Omaha, NE — CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014 — St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014 — Fargo, ND — FargoDome
11/18/2014 — Edmonton, AB — Rexall Place
11/19/2014 — Calgary, AB — Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/2014 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena

Read More: Motley Crue Final Tour: Q&A With Nikki Sixx + Vince Neil | http://loudwire.com/motley-crue-final-tour-q-a-with-nikki-sixx-vince-neil/?trackback=tsmclip

 

Mötley Crüe announces “The Final Tour”/Aug 13 @PGH’s First Niagara Pavilion

Tickets up on sale starting Friday, January 31
Presales & VIP Ticketing kicks off Wednesday, January 29
Last Chance EVER To See MÖTLEY CRÜE Perform Live
TWEET IT: #RIPMotleyCrue – @MotleyCrue announces #TheFinalTour, Country tribute album, “The Dirt” movie & more! Full details at motley.comAfter more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today.The band will celebrate the announcement of the Final Tour with a performance at Jimmy Kimmel Live and sit down exclusively with CBS THIS MORNINGtomorrow, Wednesday, January 29.

MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx. “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”

The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015.

Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest, ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it!

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ it keeps ’em watchin and they keep comin’ back.” Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”

The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour.

Ticket Presales and VIP Ticket Package Presales begin Wednesday, January 29th.

MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive very first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th from 10am local time on Wednesday, January 29th until 10 PM local time the same day via Ticketmaster.com,LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation).

Not a member yet? Join now at Fanclub.Motley.com and receive your unique password code instantly for Ticketmaster/LiveNation sales. You can also purchase the Motley Fan Club Bundle directly through Ticketmaster.com beginning at 12pmlocal time on Wednesday, January 29th. This fan club bundle will get you a 1 year subscription to the MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club and access to the ticket and VIP presale.

Finally, VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public onThursday, January 30th at 10am local time via Ticketmaster.comLiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation). MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will still have access to purchase presale tickets on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st (where applicable).

The GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ONSALE for most shows begins Friday, January 31st at 10am local time followed by some shows going on sale Saturday, February 1st at 10am local time.

The following Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages are being offered:

Mötley Crüe: “Too Fast” Ultimate Meet & Greet VIP Package

• Ticket in Rows 1-2 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
• Exclusive Meet & Greet/Hang with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Individual one-on-one photo of you with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• One personal item autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Backstage/Onstage Tour
• Mötley Crüe Custom Autographed Electric Guitar – personalized to you by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Mötley Crüe Plaque – Personalized to you
• Merchandise Voucher worth $400, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
• Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• On-Site VIP Host

*All “Too Fast” purchasers will be entered to win a pair of front row tickets to attend the last concert on the tour. Two winners will be chosen. Winners are responsible for lodging and travel to the concert.

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package

• Ticket in Rows 1-5 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
• Meet & Greet and Photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Backstage/Onstage Tour
• Merchandise Voucher worth $225, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
• Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• On-Site VIP Host

Mötley Crüe: “Wild Side” Gold Merchandise VIP Package

• Ticket in P1 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
• Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

Mötley Crüe: “Live Wire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package

• Ticket in P2 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
• Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

Tour Dates

7/2/2014 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
7/4/2014 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/5/2014 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/6/2014 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/8/2014 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
7/9/2014 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amp
7/11/2014 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
7/15/2014 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
7/19/2014 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amp
7/23/2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
7/26/2014 Ridgefield, WA Sleep County Amp
7/27/2014 Auburn, WA White River Amp
7/29/2014 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amp
7/30/2014 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amp
8/1/2014 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amp
8/2/2014 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
8/3/2014 KC, MO Sprint Center
8/5/2014 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6/2014 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
8/8/2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9/2014 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amp
8/12/2014 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amp
8/16/2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amp at Lakewood
8/17/2014 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
8/19/2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014 VA Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
8/26/2014 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27/2014 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
10/11/2014 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock
10/19/2014 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center
10/26/14 Montville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014 Syracuse, NY The OnCenter
11/5/2014 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Col.
11/6/2014 Southaven, MS Landers Center
11/9/2014 Moline, IL iWireless Center
11/11/2014 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
11/12/2014 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014 Fargo, ND FargoDome
11/18/2014 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
11/19/2014 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Website: Motley.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/motleycrue
Twitter: @MotleyCrue

Follow the Band on Twitter: @NikkiSixx, @MrTommyLand,@TheVinceNeil, @mrmickmars

Nikki Sixx Meets The Kings of Chaos

Kings of Chaos is quite possibly one of the most decorated Supergroups in all of rock history.  Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Corey Taylor of Stone Sour/Slipknot, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes and Steve Stevens of Billy Idol.  Nikki went to their only North American performance this year in LA and hung out with the band before the show.  He was particularly blown away by  Hughesacoustic performance of the Deep Purple gem, “Mistreated.”  Nikki shared stories from the evening, click HERE to listen to that.  Then Nikki shared the story about the very first time he met Glenn Hughes, years before anyone ever heard of Motley Crue.  Click HERE to hear this classic story of the LA rock scene.

Take home Nikki Sixx’s Schecter Sixx from Vegas

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FROM MOTLEY CRUE…

We’re counting down to the start of Motley Crue’s 2013 Las Vegas residency! They’ll be returning to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for “An Intimate Evening in Hell” September 18th – October 6th!   Want to make the night even more special?   Nikki is giving you the chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and a story to make any rock fan jealous!

Imagine going to see Motley Crue and taking home the Schecter Sixx that Nikki used on stage to play “Kickstart My Heart” during the show, signed and inscribed for you by Nikki himself!  Did we mention the pre-show meet and greet/photo op with Nikki?  Yeah, you get that too.
From Nikki: “I have said no to this for a long time and still have collectors come backstage and offer to buy my basses.  I wanted to do something I feel good about and give that person a personal experience on top of taking home one of my played basses from the show.  These are not cheap junker basses.  These are what I play.”
This offer is EXTREMELY limted (only one per show) and only available at http://NikkiSixxBass.com

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Nikki Sixx Launches His Own Signature Shades

Nikki has teamed up with BluBlocker sunglasses to create his own limited edition signature line.  Nikki was so blown away with this sunglasses that he wanted to find a way to share his discovery with fans.  For $49.99, you’ll get a collector’s box, carrying case, BluBlocker pin, BluBlocker neck strap and a special message from Nikki.  Plus, the first 200 orders will also receive a signed autograph.  Check them out HERE.

Iconic rock star and co-founder of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., Nikki Sixx has partnered with BluBlocker to create his limited edition signature shades.

“I was blown away with BluBlocker sunglasses and asked my manager to find the head of the company that makes them. I want to share my discovery with my fans,” says Sixx.

The signature sunglasses will be available for purchase beginning August 1st for the price of $49.99 and will include a collector’s box, carrying case, BluBlocker pin, BluBlocker neck strap and a special message from Sixx. The first 200 purchasers of the style will also receive a signed autograph and can be purchased here: http://www.blublocker.com/collections/nikki-sixx

Read more: http://www.sixxsense.com/pages/diary.html?feed=380191&article=11535841#ixzz2bz29h8ME

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BUCKCHERRY to launch summer tour, band premieres lyric video for “Nothing Left But Tears”

In continued support of their sin-ridden new releaseConfessions, multi-platinum rockers BUCKCHERRY have confirmed additional summer tour dates that will span from coast to coast, and even into Canada. Debuting at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Confessions is described by Drum! Magazine as “…Buckcherry’s most ambitious album yet!” and continues to sweep crowds into hard rock oblivion.

With new single “Nothing Left But Tears” currently making its mark at Active Rock radio, the band have teamed with Loudwire.com for the exclusive premier of the track’s lyric video. You can watch the video here: http://loudwire.com/buckcherry-nothing-left-but-tears-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/

Comprised of Josh Todd on vocals, guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel, BUCKCHERRY start their summer tour June 20 in Colorado Springs, CO, with special guests and label mates GIRL ON FIRE. The summer routing will include headlining shows, as well as festival appearances including the 2013 Moondance Jam, where they will share the stage with MOTLEY CRUE and CHEAP TRICK. The complete list of tour dates are below.

Indulge your sinful tastes with the music video for Confessions lead single “Gluttony” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4tf9Q83ERg

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BUCKCHERRY Tour Dates

6/20/2013 Colorado Springs, CO  — Black Sheep*

6/22/2013 Las Vegas, NV — Redrocks*

6/25/2013 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory *

6/26/2013 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom*

6/28/2013 Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom*

6/29/2013 Seattle, WA — El Corazon*

7/03/2013 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre    *

7/06/2013 Edmonton, AB –Union Hall*

7/07/2013 Calgary    AB — Cowboys Stampede*

7/10/2013 Omaha, NE — Bourbon Theatre*

7/12/2013 Kansas City, MO — KC Live!

7/13/2013 Prairie du Chien, WI — Rock On The River Fest

7/16/2013 Rhinelander, WI — Elbo Room Lounge

7/17/2013 Oshkosh, WI — Rock USA

7/18/2013 Walker, MN — Moondance Jam **

7/20/2013 Winnipeg, MB — Maplegrove Rugby Park ***

7/26/2013 Baltimore, MD — Power Plant Live

7/27/2013 Louisville, KY — Fourth Street Live!

8/08/2013 Lake Charles, LA — L’Auberge Casino Resort

8/17/2013 Lake Odessa, MI — I-96 Speedway

* GIRL ON FIRE support

** with Motley Crue & Cheap Trick

*** MTS Super-Spike 2013

A message from Nikki Sixx…

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Hey all, I am really excited about our Canadian tour in a few days.  It’s our biggest tour of Canada in our whole career and i  wanted to say thank you for sticking by us for over 30 years.  It’s been a crazy ride.  We have just a few American show on the east coast and we promise they are gonna over the top.  With that being said I wanted to share with you a post from my Facebook page and let you know how positive the response has been and how excited i am to try this….

 


 

For the unique collector I am finally going to be selling one of my basses I play during the show this tour.  I have said no to this for a long time and still have collectors come backstage and offer to buy my basses.  I wanted to do something I feel good about and give that person a personal experience on top of taking home one of my played basses from the show.  These are not cheap junker basses.  These are what i play. Here is the link:

 

www.NikkiSixxBass.com

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MOTLEY CRUE RETURNS TO VEGAS

MÖTLEY CRÜE

THEY’RE COMING BACK…

 

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 6, 2013

 

Tickets on-sale Friday at 10am!

Tweet it: They’re coming back! @MotleyCrue returns for 2nd residency @TheJointLV @HardRockHotelLV, 9/18 – 10/6. On sale Fri at 10a! #MotleyReturns

Las Vegas, NV (April 2, 2013) – The world’s most notorious band will be coming back to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to Las Vegas. The rockers best known for going to the extreme will once again take over the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive twelve-show engagement September 18 through October 6. The band blew away fans and critics last February with twelve over-the-top, sold-out shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

The fall shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.

“We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can’t wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen Mötley Crüe do before,” said Nikki Sixx.

“The guys had such a wild and successful run the first time around, I’m sure they will want to do everything bigger and better this time. We are extremely excited to see what the band brings to The Joint and Vegas during their second residency,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

“If some is good, more is better! That was our thought when we got serious about bringing the Crüe back to The Joint.  The run went so well last time…..the show was awesome, the numbers outstanding and working with the band and their management was a pleasure,” said Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “I’m honored to bring one of the most entertaining bands ever back to their element.”

For more information visit, http://www.Motley.com

Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s 2012 residency http://youtu.be/yohw_idKWik

Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Mötley Crüe will perform 12 shows at The Joint. Show time is 9pm.

Wednesday, Sept 18

Friday, Sept 20

Saturday, Sept 21

Sunday, Sept 22

Wednesday, Sept 25

Friday, Sept 27

Saturday, Sept 28

Sunday, Sept 29

Wednesday, Oct 2

Friday, Oct 4

Saturday, Oct 5

Sunday, Oct 6

Follow the band:

@thevinceneil

@MrMickMars

@nikkisixx

@MrTommyLand

About MÖTLEY CRÜE

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet-Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)-has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. The first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show and music, but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction. The band was featured in the award winning Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Optima. MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling memoir, The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.

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About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2012, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit http://www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583or 702.693.5000.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. http://www.aeglive.com

Motley Crue New U.S. Dates Announced

Following three previously announced dates, Mötley Crüe unveil today three additional shows for their first US run of 2013. The CRÜE are currently rounding out eight shows in Australia with Kiss before heading out on their biggest headlining Canadian run ever with special guests, Big Wreck. The seven US dates begin on May 16th in Bangor, ME and will also be routing through Gilford, NH; Uncasville, CT; two shows in Bethlehem, PA; Atlantic City, NJ and one other to be announced.

 

NEW DATES:

5.20.13  – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

 

5.21.13  – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

5.23.13  – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino

5.25.13  – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal

 

For a complete list of Mötley Crüe tour dates, see below!

 

VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected.  The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

 

VIP PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY at 10AM for the new dates! (Local Venue Time)

TICKETS ON SALE Friday, March 8th!

Dates and Ticket Links can be found at http://www.motley.com/tour/

 

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP

• Ticket in first 10 rows (or GA in certain areas)

• Meet n Greet and photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars

• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph

• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise (TBD)

• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard

• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear

 

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package

• A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating

• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

 

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package

• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating

• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

 

TOUR DATES

4.20.13 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre

4.22.13 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre

4.23.13 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre

4.25.13 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre

4.26.13 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre

4.28.13 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

4.29.13 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome

4.30.13 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre

5.2.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre

5.3.13 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place

5.4.13 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place

5.6.13 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre

5.7.13 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre

5.9.13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena

5.10.13 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum

5.11.13 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre

5.13.13 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre

5.14.13 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place

5.16.13 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

5.17.13 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion

*5.18.13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5.20.13  – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

5.21.13  – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

5.23.13  – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino

5.25.13  – Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal
*Special VIP Travel Package available for Mohegan Sun and Trump Taj Mahal.  

 

To speak to a travel package specialist or to book the package, please call a travel concierge at 1-800-ROCK-AIR (1-800-762-5247) or email at info@motleycruetravelpackages.com.

Again, VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected.  The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

Motley Crue Announce Biggest Canadian Tour EVER

Mötley Crüe is coming to Canada for their Biggest Canadian tour EVER! The tour will commence this spring with a total of 18 show dates, kicking off on April 20 on the West Coast, and running through May 14 when the band completes the tour in the nation’s capital; this will be the only time the band will perform in Canada through 2013. They won’t stop there! The band will continue on to the US for additional tour dates.

VIP packages will not be password protected. You will not need a SIN Club membership to purchase a VIP package. Non VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected. The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

VIP PRE-SALE BEGINS TODAY at 10AM (Local Venue Time)
TICKETS ON SALE Friday, March 1st!
Dates and Ticket Links can be found at http://www.motley.com/tour/

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:
Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP
• Ticket in first 10 rows (or GA in certain areas)
• Meet n Greet and photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise (TBD)
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package
• A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package
• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)

TOUR DATES
4.20.13 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
4.22.13 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre
4.23.13 – Abbotsford, BC – Entertainment & Sports Centre
4.25.13 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
4.26.13 – Dawson Creek, BC – EnCana Events Centre
4.28.13 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
4.29.13 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddeldome
4.30.13 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
5.2.13 – Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
5.3.13 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
5.4.13 – Estevan, SK – Spectra Place (On Sale March 2)
5.6.13 – Brandon, MB – Keystone Centre
5.7.13 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
5.9.13 – Sudbury, ON – Sudbury Arena
5.10.13 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
5.11.13 – Oshawa, ON – General Motors Centre
5.13.13 – Montreal, PQ – Bell Centre (On Sale March 2)
5.14.13 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
5.16.13 – Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront
5.17.13 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook Pavilion
*5.18.13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

*Special VIP Travel Package available for Mohegan Sun.

VIP Travel Package elements include:
• Saturday-night hotel accommodations at Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
• VIP check-in suite with champagne and snacks
• Prime orchestra ticket to the Mötley Crüe concert
• Early entrance to concert
• Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate/Lanyard
• Gala pre-concert private cocktail party. Includes open bar & sumptuous hors d’oeuvres
• Autographed litho
• Meet & Greet with Photo-Op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars (in groups of 10)
• Exclusive VIP Merchandise (TBD)
• Complimentary VIP admission in to Ultra Night Club after the concert
• Fully escorted by our staff
• All taxes
To speak to a travel package specialist or to book the package, please call a travel concierge at 1-800-ROCK-AIR (1-800-762-5247) or email at info@motleycruetravelpackages.com.

Again, VIP packages will not be password protected. You will not need a SIN Club membership to purchase a VIP package. Non VIP packages being sold during presale via Ticketmaster will be password protected. The code to unlock these tickets in order to purchase them is crue13 (not case sensitive).

More dates to be announced.

POP EVIL DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO

POP EVIL has debuted a brand new music video today for their single, “Purple.” Click HERE to view! A montage of tour footage put together by director Andrew Johnson during the band’s massive touring done over the past year shows the band has a lot in store for their fans in 2013.

POP EVIL have been touring since early 2011 in support of their latest record, “War Of Angels.” They recently finished a highly successful run on the TRESSPASS AMERICA TOUR supporting FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.

The band is currently on the road in Canada supporting label-mates BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

The band will be setting sail on this years SHIPROCKED TOUR 2012. GODSMACK & KORN are slated to headline, along with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, P.O.D., SEVENDUST, IN THIS MOMENT plus many more supporting. Frontman Leigh Kakaty weighs in;

“We are very excited to be a part of this heavy weight line up of bands this year on Shiprocked. It’s going to be the Mother of all Cruises. Pop Evil is ready to set sail!”

SHIPROCKED sets sail November 27th through December 1st 2012, For full details and to purchase tickets, go to their official website.

Directed by Nathan “Karma” Cox, POP EVIL released their latest video for “Boss’s Daughter” this spring to much critical praise. Starring Playboy Playmate Jessa Hinton and featuring co-writer, Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, the video has been named one of VEVO’s “Top 25 Rock videos of 2012, so far.”

Pittsburgh Gets The Treatment

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-All photos Alan Welding/Pittsburgh Music Magazine

If you came late to the Motley Crue and KISS show on Sunday in Pittsburgh, what you missed was an up and coming band who is a complete throwback to good time rock n roll. The Treatment are gaining fans across the world for their unabashed love of classic power rock. The Pittsburgh crowd absolutely loved these guys. Their CD’s were being scooped up right alongside all the Kiss and Crue merchandise- which is no easy feat. The Treatment made sure to make appearances after Crue and after KISS played, connecting with a new fan base that will serve them well. As previewed earlier here in PMM (http://pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2012/08/15/the-treatments-this-might-hurt-proves-you-will-enjoy-a-little-pain/), The LP “This Might Hurt” is an instant classic with so many rockers it will certainly be blasting out of your speakers for a long time to come. Obviously growing up watching AC/DC, Def Leppard, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Motley Crue, KISS, Aerosmith, and all the classic good time bands- these guys not only put out a great musical effort- they back it up on stage. Their sound and show was brilliant, especially for an opening band with two of the biggest legends in rock who are also their heroes. The Treatment performed under the pressure and really won over what would usually be a non-interested crowd. By all means, if you have the opportunity to catch these guys on the remaining dates of “The Tour”, please get there early and feast your eyes and ears on true talent. We can only hope these guys stay on this side of The Pond for awhile and continue to entertain us.

For a little history on the band their official bio states, “The Treatment were formed in 2008, when founder member drummer Dhani Mansworth was still at school in Cambridge . Although only 15 at the time he already had a clear vision of the kind of band he wanted to form. Having grown up on a diet of ACDC, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith he began to put the band together under the watchful eye of his father guitarist and manager Laurie Mansworth (More, Airrace, Roadstar).

Having had little success with local musicians he decided to go further afield. First to join the line up was 18 year old Ben Brookland from Tadley, he shared the same passion for classic bands as Dhani. Ben’s unique guitar style suited the bill perfectly. Soon after came bass player Rick Newman (aka Swoggle) also 15. Rick’s enthusiasm and solid bass sound fitted perfectly. Rick suggested that the band audition Tagore Grey his school friend and guitarist from Petersfield. Rick’s recommendation was spot on as Tag’s guitar style was exactly what they had been looking for. The boys passion for the band was proved when they all packed bags and moved to Cambridge were they shared a home with The Mansworths so they could focus completely on the band and rehearse on a daily basis.

After a 6 month search they found the final piece of the jigsaw. Matt Jones a 17 year old wonder kid hailing from Norwich . His high energy rock vocals was exactly what the guys were looking for. Matt moved to Cambridge within 1 week of joining the band and after locking themselves away to refine their sound, they emerged one year later, they were ready to showcase”.

Some stellar reviews:
“What [THE TREATMENT] also possess is a surprisingly mature approach to writing and performing songs. Which is why This Might Hurt sounds vibrant, even after several listens. They’ve been called the new Def Leppard. In truth, the album suggests THE TREATMENT are their own masters.” – Classic Rock Magazine, January 2012
“These young Brits delivered a brash, Jager-swilling, all night party of a debut that fizzed with endless energy and power.” – Kerrang!, December 2011

30 years of Motley Crue: The Saints of Pittsburgh

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-All photos Alan Welding and property of Pittsburgh Music Magazine

The first time I saw Motley Crue I was in ninth grade and headed downtown on a bus to The Stanley Theater for The Shout At The Devil Tour. I remember running from the point I got off the bus and into the Stanley to get to my seats and hear the opening notes of Accept play “Balls to the Wall” and how much I could not wait for Motley to come onto the stage. There are also some things that I will never forget two things from that night. First, to me Nikki Sixx was the coolest dude on the planet and the reason I picked up a bass guitar. And two, after the show I saw one of the most beautiful women in my life dressed in an all spandex zebra skin-tight clothing. Motley’s bus was rolling out of town, came to a screeching halt upon seeing the girl, and she hopped right in. If there was ever a doubt in a young teenagers mind, it was no longer there, I wanted to be a rock n roll star. And I have been an abashed Cruehead ever since.
This being one of countless Crue shows that I have witnessed, you would think by this time I am jaded. But, the excitement is always there, the expectations build and builds, and the Crue did not disappoint. They came loaded for bear and with no intentions of coming off as second billing. Motley walked from the backstage out into the seats and onto the stage in a demented parade like fashion, complete with flags, girls, and smoke aplenty. The stage already contained a circus sideshow atmosphere that they are so famous for and seem to keep upping the ante each time.
As always the show started off with great fervor from the crowd and Motley came out like it was a finale. All the trappings of a great show were had including Tommy’s now famous roller coaster drum set and solo, Mick Mars’ vintage Fenders blazing underneath his fingers at top speed, Vince cavorting with the crowd and giving them every chance to sing along, and Nikki playing ringleader- throwing his bass around like a toy. A new addition to Nikki’s antics would be the fire throwing bass stock- it was by far one of the coolest effects ever. Just because I am a huge fan does not mean that I will not criticize them if they are not at the top of their game. I once travelled all the way to Vegas to see them on Crue Fest 2 and came away with a feeling that they just were not into it that night. Two weeks later they came into Pittsburgh and kicked my ass. Maybe there is something about our little Steeltown that primes bands up- but one thing is for certain- Motley Crue was flawless last night. Every band member seemed like they were having a great time, there were no sound issues to speak of, the lights and screens and dancing girls and twirling girls were amazing. Water squirting from cannons, Nikki spitting water on everyone, Tommy pouring champagne into the crowd, oh yea and then there was the music. This was rock n roll people in all its glory as it was meant to be- a spectacle. Here’s hoping Motley are around for another 30 years rocking our faces off.

Pittsburgh Setlist:
Saints of Los Angeles
Wild Side
Shout at the Devil
Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
Sex
Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Home Sweet Home
Tommy Lee Rollercoaster Drum Solo
Live Wire
Primal Scream
Dr. Feelgood
Girls, Girls, Girls
Kickstart My Heart

Kissburgh 2012: Kiss Takes Over Pittsburgh and makes Kisstory

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-All photos Alan Welding property of Pittsburgh Music Magazine

Kiss brought the classic horror kabuki rock n roll circus back into Pittsburgh last night with none other than Motley Crue and The Treatment with them. The gods of rock truly smiled upon the Burgh because all three band brought their “A” game and gave every ticket holder their monies worth and then some. The crowd was truly primed and ready with make up, dragon boots, vintage concert tees, and their hands horns up. The clamor for merchandise was unbelievable; the lines were ridiculously deep until the first notes of Crue. Pittsburgh loves their metal acts and like all metal cities and fans, we proved just how loyal by packing First Niagara from top to bottom. A perfect summer night (besides being very hot) set off the evening having the rain past us and the music ahead of us. The show included all the trappings you expect at a Kiss show: a grand entrance, Gene spitting blood and breathing fire, Paul and Gene flying in the air, pyrotechnics, Tommy Thayer’s blazing guitar work, and Eric Singer’s bold backbeat. The lights, the sound, the screens all brought Kiss up close and personal. There is a reason that Kiss has been around since the 70’s- they know how to play an audience and keep them coming back for more. Even though Gene’s bass solo has been seen by many of fans over a dozen times in person, it never gets old. The crazy demon eyes batting back and forth, the bass shaking your innards, the blood dripping from his throat and covering his body- it’s all part of the fun that has kept everyone enthralled by the music superheroes. Particularly enjoyable was Paul’s use of the wires to go into the middle of the audience to sing and strut his way on a platform by the sound stage. Even though many miss Ace and Chris, Tommy and Eric are great musicians in their own right and certainly have all the moves down to transport back to your heydays or to create some new ones. Personally, PMM cannot wait until the boys come back to blow us away another time. Hopefully Kiss and Motley Crue will continue their ways of the past few years by visiting every summer and taking us back to 70’s and 80’s and being part of our history.

Pittsburgh Setlist:
Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Firehouse
Hell or Hallelujah
War Machine
Shock Me
God of Thunder
Love Gun
Lick It Up
Black Diamond
Encore:
Deuce
Rock and Roll All Nite

The Treatment’s This Might Hurt Proves You Will Enjoy A Little Pain


When your head starts bobbing up and down and your arms are air drumming from the very first notes, that is always a good sign. That is how it was when PMM played The Treatment‘s opening track “The Departed” from their debut This Might Hurt. For fans of heavy rock with all the beautiful basics harkening back to when bands let the music do the talking; this band is for you. The Treatment is tight, fast, and unforgiving in their pursuit to “simply rock”.
The Treatment is a five-year old outfit out of Cambridge UK. Sighting early influences of UFO, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses Aerosmith, and Thin Lizzy they certainly stay true to their roots. The Treatment are “unashamedly inspired by an era when rock bands looked like rock bands and were generally intent on causing a stir (both onstage and off); an era when the lifestyle was important, when music was everything and vinyl was king”.
This Might Hurt was produced by Laurie Mansworth (guitarist/songwriter with UK melodic rockers Airrace) and mixed by Tony Newton at Iron Maiden guitarist Steve Harris’ Barnyard Studios, and the their fine tuned choices show with the material that has that perfect mix of raw with some polish added in for good measure. Check out highlight tunes, The Departed, Shake The Mountain, Drink, F**k, Fight, Road Rocket, and Just Tell Me Why (acoustic). This Might Hurt is a well crafted record with all the trappings of good time arena rock that has a place in all of our hearts and it showcases an extremely talented group of musicians. Fortunately for the band and audiences, apparently Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx got a good taste of what The Treatment had to offer when he saw the video for the sure to be concert anthem ‘Drink, F**k, Fight’ single. Thus The Treatment has been on the road opening for Motley Crue and Kiss keeping up with the tradition of Nikki being on the forefront of up and coming bands and bringing them out on tour.

Since 2008, when 15-­‐year-­‐old schoolboy drummer Dhani Mansworth (son of Laurie) decided to put a band together, inspired by the all-­‐time greats of the genre (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, etc.) and working under the wing of his father and manager Laurie (More, Airrace, Roadstar), the search was on to find fellow rock-­‐headed, leather-­‐ wrapped musicians old an’ wise beyond their years. Unable to source players of the required standard, however, this search was soon extended to more far-­‐flung parts of the country, and bit by bit the line-­‐up began to take shape. First to join was lead guitarist Ben Brookland, then bassist Rick Newman (aka Swoggle), then rhythm guitarist Tagore Grey… but it was the crucial position of front-­‐man that proved the hardest to fill, and it was a full six months before vocalist Matt Jones was (finally) discovered in Norwich (UK).

The Treatment now formed they focused on intense practise and writing sessions, but rather than go the conventional route of booking rehearsal studios then travelling back and forth, the five decided that to get the very best out of themselves they would need to focus 100 per cent on the mighty task at hand; with school days now behind them (but only just), they opted to move into the Mansworth family home in Cambridge, where they could eat, sleep and breathe the music they loved around the clock, without distractions, without compromise.
12 months later, The Treatment – a fully-­‐rounded, finely-­‐honed rock‘n’roll machine with a battery of great songs at its fingertips – emerged blinking into the sunlight, guitars at the ready, sights set on the stars.
With a run of European special guest appearances now complete (playing with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Steel Panther, Motorhead and more) and European festival performances being ticked off at a rapid rate (Sonisphere, High Voltage, Hard Rock Hell, Download, etc.), the band are now ready to take things to the next level, setting their sights on the American market.
Lucky for Pittsburgh on September 2 (and all the dates with Crue and Kiss) we will be able to witness them first hand as they give us the treatment it might hurt but we’re pretty sure you’ll like it.
They also have scheduled some dates for club shows on their days off:
August 20th- Hawthorne Theater- Portland, Oregon
August 21st- The A Club- Spokane, Washington (supporting Bobaflex)
August 23rd – Base Camp- Denver, Colorado
September 6th- The Rave Bar- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 9th- The Frequency- Madison, Wisconsin
September 17th-The Met Café- Providence, Rhode Island

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Motley Crüe Gives Away Free “Sex”

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Motley Crüe is giving away their new single “Sex” for 24 hours. You can get it now here www. motley.com.

From http://www.noisecreep.com:
Before “Sex” hit the airwaves, bassist Nikki Sixx compared the song’s sound to something off Too Fast for Love, Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1981 debut album. Noisecreep asked Lee for his take on the track: “I think Nikki is partially right. It’s got a retro Crüe kind of vibe to it — a simplistic riff. But I also think the song has a modern sound to it. There’s some cool analog synths in it and a beat that is really funky and modern. So I guess you can say that it has a retro yet modern sound.

“Overall, I think that “Sex” sounds like 2012 and that makes me really happy. It turned out killer! Not that I’m not into some retro-sounding stuff, but it is 2012 kids — let’s keep it moving,” says the 49-year-old drummer. “At the end of the day, it’s a great summertime song that’s going to have everybody screaming along to it on this upcoming tour.”

Motley is in Pittsburgh 9/2!

THE TREATMENT to Release Covers EP: In Pittsburgh 9/2 with Crue and KISS

If you are headed to see Motley Crue and KISS on Sept. 2 at First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh, you might want to check out their opening act The Treatment:

Listen to some their tunes here

To celebrate their debut album release, This Might Hurt, in the United States on July 17th, THE TREATMENT will make an exclusive iTunes bundle available July 17 – a five song covers EP originally released exclusively in the UK as a 300 copy limited edition.

The covers EP features THE TREATMENT’s interpretations of:
‘Run Run Run’ – Jo Jo Gunne
‘Evil Woman’ – ELO
‘Motor Biking’ – Chris Spedding
‘Lets Work Together’ – Canned Heat
‘Take Me Back Home’ – Slade

The covers EP was produced by Laurie Mansworth, who also produced This Might Hurt. Three days after the release of This Might Hurt, the band will commence their 43 date opening slot on the Kiss/ Motley Crue tour on July 20th in Bristow, VA.

New Crue

Motley Crue has announced that they will release their new single called Sex, on July 17th. Apparently Crue will debut the track on Sirius XM radio four days earlier (Check out Sixx Sense). The band’s co-headlining tour with KISS begins on July 20th (and hits Pittsburgh Sept 2 at First Niagara Pavilion).

The song was recorded earlier this year at Tommy Lee’s Atrium studio. At the time bassist Nikki Sixx said, “Got a nasty little song that we’re thinking would be perfect to rev up your engines for summer. We are cutting drums, bass and guitars this weekend at Tommy’s studio. This one is a panty dropper for sure… I was just thinking, I’ve been writing music for most of my life and it still feels fresh every time I pick up the pen, guitar or bass.” Seems Nikki has been trying to go back to the old style of Motley as he told VH1, “I’ve been writing very simple riffs for the last year and focusing on how these riffs would work for Vince, basically, and took it in the studio with Tommy and Mick and the thing just came alive.”

Should be a killer song and show as always and PMM will be there!

THE TREATMENT Sets U.S. Album Release Date for ‘This Might Hurt’

In anticipation of their first visit to North America as the opening act on the 43 date Kiss and Motley Crue tour, THE TREATMENT will release their debut album, This Might Hurt on July 17, 2012. The album, released by Spinefarm Records outside of North America in the fall, received critical acclaim around the world:

“What [THE TREATMENT] also possess is a surprisingly mature approach to writing and performing songs. Which is why This Might Hurt sounds vibrant, even after several listens. They’ve been called the new Def Leppard. In truth, the album suggests THE TREATMENT are their own masters.” – Classic Rock Magazine, January 2012

“These young Brits delivered a brash, Jager-swilling, all night party of a debut that fizzed with endless energy and power.” – Kerrang!, December 2011

Since the release of the album outside of North America, the band has done extensive touring in the UK and Europe—supporting Alice Cooper, Motorhead, Steel Panther, and Thin Lizzy. The band is appearing this month at UK’s Download festival, Belgium’s Grasspop Festival, Germany’s Reload Festival, and Switzerland’s Earshaker Days Festival.

The new video from This Might Hurt, ‘Nothing to Lose’, premieres today with Revolver Magazine at Revolvermag.com in the United States and can be viewed elsewhere at this location.

The Kiss and Motley Crue tour runs July 20 to September 23, 2012. See all current dates below:

Friday, July 20, 2012 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, July 21, 2012 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
Sunday, July 22, 2012 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Friday, July 27, 2012 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 28, 2012 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Friday, August 3, 2012 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, August 4, 2012 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sunday, August 5, 2012 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Pavilion
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Englewood, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Friday, August 10, 2012 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Thursday, August 16, 2012 Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 19, 2012 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
Friday, August 24, 2012 Grand Junction, CO @ Rock Jam
Sunday, August 26, 2012 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Monday, August 27, 2012 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 St Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Friday, August 31, 2012 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Saturday, September 1, 2012 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Friday, September 7, 2012 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Elkhorn (East Troy), WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Allegan,MI @ Allegan County Fair
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sunday, September 16, 2012 Mansfield,MA @ Comcast Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Friday, September 21, 2012 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sunday, September 23, 2012 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre

Slash Talks Motley Crue, RnR Hall of Fame, and Apocalyptic Love with FUSE TV

The Pulse Of Radio recently asked Slash how releasing “Apocalyptic Love” on his own label (Dik Hayd Records) compares to working with major labels: “It’s really enabling me to make records and be able to put them out myself so I don’t have to do the gamble with the big record companies,” he said. “Now as far as like the glory days of the record business, that’s something — yeah, I mean, you can miss it, but it’s changed so much and most of the companies have turned into such conglomerates, it’s pointless to really sort of miss the old days ’cause they’re long gone.”
Check out this interview for more:

Merchandising Madness: What’s Cool and What’s Tool

Recently, an article from Metal Insider regarding strange merchandise from legendary band Slayer, piqued interest.  Some of the choices were depicted as bizarre and others possibly just intriguing.  It begs the question, “When is the band just pocketing money and when is it actually providing for the fans?”.  Much of this would depend on the individual, thus making for an opinionated debate.

The ultimate gods of merchandising of course are KISS.  It is well known that Simmons and Stanley typically put their names on anything, from coffins to potato heads.  One of our favorites, actually here in the office, just happens to be the Gruntz Dressed to Kill KISS collectibles (shown below).  Still, what makes these collectible over a potato head, or the ultimate collectible, a coffin?

KISS Gruntz Dressed to Kill figures in the PMM office

A plethora of wines have been produced lately with mainly classic rock groups as the benefactor.  The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, even AC/DC have signed on to wine their wares.  Vince Neil is no stranger to lending his name to liquor, having a tequila brand and wine label.  Of course, Sammy Hagar made a small mint when selling off his Cabo Wabo Tequila and Maynard from Tool has a very legit wine orchard in Arizona (enough to have a whole documentary about it).

Other oddities include: Durex  marketing their condoms using bands from JLS to Slayer. Rammstein apparently has their own lines of sex toys.  Having seen them in concert numerous times, this actually makes a lot of sense.  Bill Wyman of the Stones endorses a metal detector.  Mastadon have a “horn” to drink from and Motorhead has a beach ball (We must confess this is in the office also- when we think Lemmy we think beach!).

Perfumes, pasta sauces, sodas, energy drinks, if the money is there the bands will come.  The line of action figure type replicas are very collectible and can increase in value rather quickly.  Motley Crue, Lemmy, Slash, Iggy Pop, Ozzy, Hendrix, Morrison, and Metallica are just a few who have been immortalized in plastic.  The bobblehead industry is booming too.  Just “head” on over to Amazon or any number of websites to check out the various bands that are represented.

Jerry Only-Misfits bobblehead in the PMM office

The bottom line is that consumers want these products.  If they did not no one would be putting the money into manufacturing the trinkets and toys and who knows what.  Let the consumer beware and judge.  If someone loves KISS so much they want to be buried in a KISS coffin, so be it.  As rock n’ roll collectors ourselves, the variety beyond the usual tees and posters is exciting and also an opportunity to laugh.  With the market for song distribution so confusing these days let the bands make the money where and when they can.  And let us put the debate to bed.  Hey, where are my Misfits slippers anyhow?