Make sure you tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday December 17th on ABC to catch Polica performing!
Polica have just released ‘Shulamith’ the follow-up LP to the critically acclaimed Give You The Ghost, on Mom+Pop.NPR described the album as “nearly perfect”. Polica have almost wrapped up their recent national tour, with one show left at Belly Up in San Diego on December 18th.
In other news, Polica recently made a few high profile stops to perform “Chain My Name.” The band’s renditions of the propulsive ‘Shulamith’ cut from Later With Jools Holland and 89.3 The Current are both online now.
Polica are set to tour Europe and the UK early next year.
DEF LEPPARD TAKES OVER AXS TV SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 WHEN THE NETWORK PRESENTS THE ‘DAY OF HYSTERIA,’ A 12-HOUR MARATHON INCLUDING EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY FROM THE BAND AND THE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF
‘DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA’ AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT
‘Day of Hysteria’ Also Features the Premiere of ‘Cheap Trick at Budokan:
The 35th Anniversary Performance’ as well as Concerts
from Bon Jovi, KISS and Sammy Hagar
Although the year is winding down, the music keeps rockin’ at AXS TV especially on Sun., Dec. 29 when Def Leppard takes over the network providing exclusive commentary throughout the day’s 12 hours of concerts, including the broadcast premiere of the DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA concert at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.
Famous for rock classics such as “Rock of Ages,” “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” the award-winning band released the concert film, DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA, nationwide in theaters last October but now, fans will be able to watch it for the first time on broadcast TV. Filmed earlier this year at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the concert includes a full, front-to-back, live performance of the 12-time platinum album Hysteria, along with many of the band’s greatest hits.
Viewers will hear firsthand from Def Leppard members, Rick Savage (bass), Joe Elliott (vocals), Rick Allen (drums), Phil Collen (guitar, vocals) and Vivian Campbell (guitar), as they provide behind-the-scenes commentary about their Hysteriaalbum in custom interstitial wraps throughout the marathon.
DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA is part of a marathon dubbed “Day of Hysteria,” that also includes the broadcast premiere of CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN: THE 35th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE – LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE at9:35 p.m. ET (6:35 p.m. PT). AXS TV was on hand to film this historic concert shot at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre last April. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band performed the identical set they previously played at their legendary show in Budokan, Japan, in 1978. The album, Cheap Trick at Budokan, catapulted the band to super stardom with such hit singles as “I Want You to Want Me,” and “Ain’t That a Shame.”
In addition to these two network premieres, the “Day of Hysteria” marathon also features other concerts such as NEW YORK DOLLS, BON JOVI – LOST HIGHWAY; SAMMY HAGAR AND FRIENDS; and KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE. To view a video clip about AXS TV’s “Day of Hysteria,” visit: http://bit.ly/18CeeZW
The schedule for AXS TV’s “DAY OF HYSTERIA” MARATHON is:
Sun., Dec. 29 (All Times Eastern)
1:30 p.m. NEW YORK DOLLS – The New York Dolls, pioneers of glam and punk rock, blast through a set of newer tunes as well as classics like “Jet Boy” and “Personality Crisis.”
2:35 p.m. BON JOVI, LOST HIGHWAY-THE CONCERT – After three impressive decades, Bon Jovi tirelessly continues to rock and roll. They deliver a high energy, rousing performance off the album Lost Highway. (Repeats at 7 p.m.)
3:40 p.m. ALICE COOPER LIVE AT MONTREUX – Alice Cooper’s live shows are legendary for their sense of Rock Theater and sheer visual spectacle. Underpinning the visual assault has always been a collection of some of the best rock songs around delivered by one of the all-time great front men. This show includes tracks from across his career including all the classics fans would expect.
5:25 p.m. SAMMY HAGAR AND FRIENDS ANNUAL CABO WABO BIRTHDAY BASH – Rock ‘n roll legend Sammy Hagar granted an all-access, VIP pass to AXS TV for his much-anticipated 24th Annual Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The telecast features performances by Hagar and the Wabos as well as some of the Red Rocker’s illustrious friends, including Mana’s Alex Gonzalez, Montrose’s Denny Carmassi and Chickenfoot’s Michael Anthony. (Repeats at 4:30 a.m. ET)
7:00 p.m. BON JOVI, LOST HIGHWAY-THE CONCERT (Rebroadcast)
8:00 p.m. DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA (PREMIERE) – Filmed over two nights this year at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas’s venue The Joint, this sold-out concert includes a full front-to-back live performance of Def Leppard’s 12-time platinum album Hysteria, along with many of the band’s greatest hits. (Repeats at 1:20 a.m.)
9:35 p.m. CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN: THE 35th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE – LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE (PREMIERE) – The legendary quartet from Illinois became super stars due to the success of their 1978 album, Cheap Trick at Budokan. The band recently re-visited this historic concert, performing the exact set that they did 35 years ago, and AXS TV was there to tape it for fans to enjoy. This edited version is the broadcast premiere and includes their top hits like “I Want You To Want Me.” (Repeats at2:55 a.m.)
11:15 p.m. KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE CONCERT – AXS TV was on the scene to tape KISS’ Zurich, Switzerland concert live last May. This edited concert featured new staging, lighting and pyrotechnics as part of the band’s performance. (Repeats at 1:30 a.m.).
For the last two years animators Myke Chillian and Tommy Meehan have been working with the members of GWAR to create a “GWARtoon” that was appropriately disgusting and objectionable enough to most accurately represent the most dangerous band in rock and roll history. After all this long and hard work, today Funny or Die finally premieres “The Animated Tales of GWAR“. Check it out HERE.
Animator Myke Chillian described “The Animated Tales of GWAR“:
“Lead singer Oderus Urungus loses his murderous-mojo prompting the rest of the band to embark on an Antarctic quest for the cure. Weird Al Yankovic guest stars.”
Brutal front-fiend Oderus Urungus had this to say about the project–“I hate cartoons…cartoons are for kids, and kids are strictly for eating. But I just might have to back up a little and say that this is the greatest cartoon ever, even if I still hate it, just because it’s about US.”
GWAR will wrap up the first leg of the “Madness at the Core of Time” tour this weekend in Washington, DC. This has been described as GWAR‘s best tour to date (but aren’t they all?) The tour features deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste members Tony Foresta and Land Phil as well as Ryan Parrish on drums) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).
Following a short Antarctic slumber GWAR will return to the road with three shows around the holidays (December 27th – 29th) with Battlecross and Iron Reagan providing support. Then it’s off to Antarctica again before heading “down under” for their appearance on the 2014 “Soundwave Festival”.
Oderus continued–“This first leg of the Madness tour has been everything I thought it would be and more. I feel we have paid tribute to Flattus, as we will for eternity, and moved into an exciting new chapter of GWAR behind the blistering fury of our new guitar player Pustulus…now I must get back to eating babies.”
After last year’s triumphant performance as part of The AV Club Undercover Series where GWAR gave their take of the classic Kansas song “Carry on Wayward Son” (Which can be viewed HERE) and was voted the best performance of 2012. This year the AV Club actually invited the monsters back to participate in the 2013 edition of the Undercover Series. This year GWAR repeated as champion in the best performance of 2013 with Billy Ocean’s #1 hit single “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car” with a little twist. Check out their take on the 80’s classic HERE.
GWAR‘s Battle Maximus out now on Metal Blade Records features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR‘s latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet…the insidious “Mr. Perfect”, who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR–the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the “perfect” human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.
“Madness at the Core of Time” Tour With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:
GWAR Holiday Dates With Battlecross and Iron Reagan
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL 2014
2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth
GWAR OFFICIAL: https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
return of Head
|Guitar Center Sessions returns to DirecTV this fall with 10 new episodes, including the premieretomorrow night starring nü metal pioneers Korn, who are hot on the heels of their new album and the emotional return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.
For exclusive video and behind the scenes visit:guitarcenter.com/sessions
In the first of a series highlighting women who are famous in various genres of entertainment and unabashed about their “metal” status, Pittsburgh Music Magazine reached out to Thee Metal Girl for many of us. You probably best know her as “Miss Box of Junk” from That Metal Show, but Jennifer Leah Gottlieb is poised to make herself more of a household name. Jennifer has talents way beyond looking gorgeous and bringing out the prize box during Stump the Trunk. Read on to learn a little more about the girl we wish would spend more time in our living rooms…(on our TV’s!!!).
Do you ever have opportunities to hang out with any of the musicians pre or post show?
Yes,I do! I have had the chance to meet some of the greatest musicians of all time. I have the coolest job ever.
Since That Metal Show only films a few weeks per year, what are you
up to at the moment and what do you have in the works?
I am a personal trainer full time right now. I spend my days kicking
my client’s booties into shape. I have a few acting gigs in the works, but can’t talk about them yet. Will share soon! 😉
What was it like playing Linda in the Broadway touring version of
“That Wedding Singer”?
Linda was my dream role, so it was totally
surreal. Being on the road was challenging, but I would say it was
the greatest experience I have ever had.
I learned more about myself in that year than I ever have. I also
created life long friendships.
Since you are a personal trainer-‐what are your
favorite techniques to teach your clients (i.e. crossfit,etc.)?
I do a lot of HIIT workouts with my clients. (High intensity interval training). I believe it is the best way to burn fat.
I am also a BLITZ coach at Reebok Sports club, which is a
crossfit style class.
It’s been pretty well documented that you love AC/DC’s Brain Johnson-‐who else do you love in the rock n roll world?
Joe Satriani, Steven Adler and Lita Ford.
Who would you love to see on That Metal Show who has not shown up
Any possibilities of seeing you interview some guests in the future?
I would love to! We will see…!
Any inside stories you care to share with our readers?
The guys have a star chart for who can get ready and mic’d up
first for each episode. Don wins EVERY time! We also have a
great tradition of going to The Rainbow on Sunset for our cast
party every season.
What happens at the Rainbow, stays at the Rainbow…but we have a
Patrick Watson loves America. Last week the band brought their masterful orchestrations and pure harmonies to our airwaves via a World Cafe session and performed at Austin City Limits Festival. Last Sunday, their song “Noisy Sunday” was featured in the season premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. What’s more American than zombies and television? “I love this show,” remarks Patrick, “nothing makes me happier than watching zombies eat each other to my music.” In November, the band will be back on the road headlining dates across the US in support of Adventures In Your Own Backyard (out now on Domino Records). A full list of tour dates is below.
LISTEN TO THE WORLD CAFÉ SESSION: http://www.npr.org/2012/10/11/162709644/patrick-watson-on-world-cafe
PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Wed. Oct. 24 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
Thu. Oct. 25 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
Fri. Oct. 26 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Sat. Oct. 27 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
Mon. Oct. 29 – Lyon, FR @ L’Epicerie Moderne
Tue. Oct. 30 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
Wed. Oct. 31 – Caen, FR @ Eglise Notre-Dame de la Gloriette
Fri. Nov. 2 – Nantes, FR @ Le Stereolux
Sat. Nov. 3 – Vendome, FR @ Festival Les Rockomotives
Sun. Nov. 4 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Mon. Nov. 5 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Wed. Nov. 14 – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
Thu. Nov. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Center for the Performing Arts
Fri. Nov. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
Sat. Nov. 17 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater *
Mon. Nov. 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Wed. Nov. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church *
Thu. Nov. 29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladies Literary Club *
Fri. Nov. 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
Sat. Dec. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
Sun. Dec. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Tue. Dec. 4 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center *
Thu. Dec. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall $
Sat. Dec. 8 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
Sun. Dec. 9 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery *
Tue. Dec. 11 – Quebec, QC @ Grand Theatre
Wed. Dec. 12 – Laval, QC @ Salle Andre-Mathieu
Thu. Dec. 13 – St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC @ Cabaret-Theatre du Vieux St-Jean
Fri. Dec. 14 – St-Hyacinthe, QC @ Centre des Arts
Thu. Feb. 28 – Urtrecht, NE @ Vrendenburg
Fri. Mar. 1 – Eindhoven, NE @ Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Sat. Mar. 2 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso
Sun. Mar. 3 – Rotterdam, NE @ De Doelen
Mon. Mar. 4 – Groningen, NE @ Oosterpoort
* w/ Half Moon Run
$ w/ The Barr Brothers