The debut EP from Mike Portnoy's new band, Adrenaline Mob, has landed at No. 13 on Billboard's Heatseekers (Top New Artist Albums) chart. The chart is reserved for bands/artists who have never cracked the Billboard Top 200 before.
Monday night, August 15, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach and soul singer Ceel-Lo Green joined parody metal band Steel Panther on stage at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood. The duo led the band in several songs, including Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and renditions of Skid Row's "I Remember You" and "Youth Gone Wild."
It was announced yesterday that Kiss would be participating in a Michael Jackson tribute concert being put on by Global Live Events on October 8 in Cardiff, Wales. Of course, the media were quick to point out the public comments that Gene Simmons made disparaging Jackson's character, some within days of his death.
If you haven't been keeping up with this story, the short version is that Century Media Records has decided to pull their catalog from the streaming music service Spotify, citing looking out for their bands' best interests. You can read Spotify's response here.
Now, guitarist Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth -- who are currently signed to Century Media -- has issued the following statement regarding the label's decision to pull their catalog from Spotify:
Are you sitting down? Because we've got some big news for you: the original lineup of Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osboure, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- have officially reunited and are working on a new album.
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler -- the most blatant original Guns member about his desire to see a reunion of the Appetite-era lineup -- has said in a new interview with Straight.com that he would reunite with the band free-of-charge. An excerpt from the interview follows.