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GENE SIMMONS Hired To Promote Canadian Cannabis Company

Invictus Md Strategies Corp. has announced that rock 'n' roll legend and marketing and branding innovator Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS, has joined Invictus as chief evangelist officer. The partnership involves Simmons's leadership in a variety of capacities focused on assisting the company with its public awareness strategy and eventual branding strategy for the recreational ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Wants To Cut Out Middleman So Artist Can Get Paid First

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum spoke to Yahoo! Finance about his latest venture: Artbit, a revolutionary distributed-ledger platform that allows both artists and fans to share and monetize artistic talent from anywhere across the globe. Founded by Sorum, Pablo Martins, Renan Monjon, Saulo Monjon and Jean-Philippe Innocent, Artbit was created on ...

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SLASH, JIMMY PAGE, KEITH RICHARDS Spotlighted in ERNIE BALL's New Campaign Celebrating 'The Colors Of Rock 'N' Roll'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is a "Purple" man. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page has been playing "Pinks" for years. THE ROLLING STONES' Keith Richards always goes for the "Green." We're talking about the iconic and exhilaratingly colorful packaging of Ernie Ball's Slinky guitar strings — each vibrantly designed pack representing a different string recipe/gauge. For ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Set For This Year's MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST

PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are among the scheduled performers at the 2018 edition of the Montebello Rockfest, set to take place June 14-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Rockfest will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a back-to-roots edition featuring over 70 rock, metal, punk-rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. ...

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POMPEII, The Supergroup That Never Was, To Release Long-Lost Album, 'The Secret Sessions', On Record Store Day

Known as "the supergroup that never was," Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded "The Secret Sessions" between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra/Asylum. Laing recalls: "The late '70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Introduces ARTBIT To Help Starving Artists Get Paid

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum has announced the creation of Artbit — a revolutionary distributed-ledger platform that allows both artists and fans to share and monetize artistic talent from anywhere across the globe. Founded by Sorum, Pablo Martins, Renan Monjon, Saulo Monjon and Jean-Philippe Innocent, Artbit was created on the premise that the ...

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KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: Making Of 'Prevail II' Album

Behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the second part of KOBRA AND THE LOTUS's opus magnum, "Prevail II", can be seen below. Due on April 27 through Napalm Records, the follow-up to "Prevail I" is the proverbial yang to the yin and continues right where KOBRA AND THE LOTUS left off in 2017. Says ...

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VOLBEAT To Enter Studio Before End Of 2018

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT are planning to enter studio before the end of the year to begin recording their seventh album for a tentative 2019 release. The follow-up to "Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie" will mark the band's first full-length effort to feature bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen, who joined VOLBEAT too late to ...

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AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug "Cosmo" Clifford ...

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LORDI To Release 'Sexorcism' Album In May

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their ninth studio album, "Sexorcism", on May 25 via AFM. The disc is described in a press release as "a full-on and uncensored shot of LORDI brand hard rock and roll" and "possibly [the band's] most controversial record to date." LORDI's most recent album, "Monstereophonic: Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy", ...

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Listen To BLACK STONE CHERRY's New Song 'Bad Habit'

"Bad Habit", a brand new song from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Family Tree", which will be released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. "Family Tree" is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016's "Kentucky". As was the case on "Kentucky", ...

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L.A. GUNS Parts Ways With Guitarist MICHAEL GRANT

Guitarist Michael Grant has left L.A. GUNS "to pursue other interests including his solo project, MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS," according to a statement from L.A. GUNS. The band adds: "L.A. GUNS thanks Michael for his contributions, and we wish him all the best with his future endeavors." L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns said in ...

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HALESTORM Announces Fall 2018 European Headlining Tour

Hard rock juggernaut HALESTORM has announced a six-week European headlining tour, kicking off in Moscow on September 14 and wrapping up in Madrid on October 25. The trek includes eight U.K. and Irish dates, including London's O2 Academy Brixton for the first time. HALESTORM says: "Hello U.K. freaks! We are so excited to return to ...

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MONSTER MAGNET: 'Ejection' Video Released

Two weeks ago, MONSTER MAGNET premiered the second single from its forthcoming album, "Mindfucker" — a smokin'-hot, rocket-fueled version of HAWKWIND lead singer Robert Calvert's "Ejection". The original song is a true '70s classic and couldn't be a better choice to lead the way to what to expect from MONSTER MAGNET's 11th studio album. No ...

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AC/DC's BON SCOTT Honored With Permanent Sculpture In Melbourne, Australia (Video)

Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott has been honored with a sculpture in Melbourne, Australia. The three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide metal-and-plaster sculpture was officially unveiled Tuesday morning (March 6) on AC/DC Lane, named for the Australian rock band. The sculpture is part of the Victorian Government's "Rockin' The Laneways" Initiative. Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young collaborated with ...

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COREY TAYLOR, HALESTORM Support Initiatives For School Safety

Following the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents — along with Corey Taylor, HALESTORM and various other music artists performing at the festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida — are showing their support for the ...

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