bobby-blitz-ellsworth in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

POISON Releases 'Nothin' But A Good Time' Fan Video

POISON has released a "Nothin' But A Good Time" "fan video," featuring photos that were submitted by fans who attended the band's recently completed first U.S. tour in more than four years, dubbed "XXX". Says POISON: "We love our loyal fans and wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU for coming to support ...

Read more

Posted in: News

POISON Releases 'Tour Wrap' Video

POISON has released a one-minute video featuring highlights from the band's recently completed first U.S. tour in more than four years. Check it out below. In an interview with the "Drummer Nation" show, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke about what it has been like reuniting with his bandmates for the trek. "It's been a lot ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Dead Cross - DEAD CROSS

The future is canceled, and the season of the witch is nigh. Mike Patton emerges once more from the dark side of his own blood moon, bringing with him enough personae to give James McAvoy's 23 personalities from the movie "Split" reason for permanent exile. This moment has been a long time coming, it seems, ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

BRET MICHAELS Wasn't Surprised DONALD TRUMP Won The Presidency: He 'Is All About Capitalism And He Is Patriotic'

POISON singer Bret Micheals, who won Season 3 of Donald Trump's reality competition "The Celebrity Apprentice", was asked by Entrepreneur.com in a new interview how he would rate Trump as an entrepreneur. "Donald Trump would be at the very top," Bret responded. "Trump has the entrepreneurial spirit. He also has tough skin." Asked ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Gets 'Jazz' Treatment By ROBERT HAGLUND With Help From BRUCE KULICK

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

Read more

Posted in: News

POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Divorce Is Finalized

According to TMZ, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has finalized his divorce from singer/songwriter Melanie Martel. The 55-year-old rocker and his ex-wife, who had a prenuptial agreement, will share joint custody of their two kids — 7-year-old son Jude Aaron Rockett and 4-year-old daughter Lucy Sky Rockett. Rikki will pay $2,000 a month in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

...Of the Dark Light - SUFFOCATION

SUFFOCATION broke ground with its absolutely gargantuan early material. A progenitor of technical death metal, the group's competition has become as stiff as a corpse in the years since then. Bands as varied as CRYPTOPSY, OBSCURA and NECROPHAGIST have pushed the envelope in their own respective ways, but the New York group has remained relevant ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

TONY HARNELL, BRUCE KULICK, RUDY SARZO, KEE MARCELLO Guest On ROBERT HAGLUND's 'I Wanna Be Somebody'

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TANK Recruits PINK CREAM 69 Vocalist DAVID READMAN

Veteran British metallers TANK have recruited PINK CREAM 69 vocalist David Readman to replace the recently departed ZP Theart, who is now a full-time member of U.S. rockers SKID ROW. Stated TANK guitarist Cliff Evans: "We're really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He's always been a massive fan of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch RATT's Entire Concert In Peoria

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's entire June 1 performance at Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Wanted Man (1:14) 02. I'm Insane (5:15) 03. Dangerous But Worth The Risk (8:42) 04. You Think You're Tough (12:33) 05. Walkin' The Dog (17:00) 06. Way Cool Jr. (20:23) 07. In Your ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOHN CORABI Doesn't Think BOBBY BLOTZER Deserves RATT Name

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES singer John Corabi who had a seven-year stint (2001-2008) as the rhythm guitarist in RATT, has once again commented on the ongoing legal battle between drummer Bobby Blotzer and other members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RATT's WARREN DEMARTINI: Video Footage Of THE MUSIC ZOO Event

On April 25, Warren DeMartini of RATT took part in a special event at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, New York. Hosted by Andy Aledort of Guitar World, the night featured a conversation segment with Warren talking about his Charvel series, along with guitar demonstrations and a question-and-answer session. Check out video footage below. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch RATT Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WESTFIELD MASSACRE Parts Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT, Recruits Ex-QUIET RIOT Frontman SEANN NICOLS

WESTFIELD MASSACRE has parted ways with singer Tommy Vext (ex-DIVINE HERESY, SNOT) and has replaced him with Seann Nicols (pictured; a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; Bobby Blotzer's RATT, formerly of ADLER'S APPETITE and QUIET RIOT). The new lineup of WESTFIELD MASSACRE will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, the "North American Meltdown", in early July. WESTFIELD MASSACRE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VOLBEAT Teases New Song

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have uploaded short video clip of the band playing a new riff in their rehearsal room. Check it out below. Asked about the new riff by Nivens of the 98.9 The Rock radio station at this past weekend's (Saturday, June 3) Rockfest at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, VOLBEAT frontman ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH Taps MISSING PERSONS Drummer ANDY SANESI

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has recruited Andy Sanesi to play drums in his solo band. Bach says: "Andy Sanesi was recommended to me by my friend Adam Jones from the band TOOL. Andy Sanesi is the drummer who replaced Terry Bozzio in the incredible Los Angeles band MISSING PERSONS. He is a great ...

Read more

Posted in: News

The Future State of Wicked - BLOOD FEAST

It's been nearly 30 years since cult thrashers BLOOD FEAST dropped an album. In that time, the equally obscure splatter flick of the same name from Herschell Gordon Lewis has finally been reissued to gore hounds. Originally known as BLOODLUST, the band enjoyed a modest run with New Renaissance Records, which gave the band exposure ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Reunited RATT 'Would Love To' Release New Studio Album In 2018

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — "would love" to complete the follow-up to the group's latest studio album, 2010's "Infestation". Pearcy, Croucier and DeMartini have played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: RATT Performs At ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of the reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — performing on May 28 at the Rocklahoma festival, which took place at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Check ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ADEMA's Reunited Original Lineup Plays First Comeback Show (Video)

The reunited original lineup of the California rock band ADEMA — vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo and drummer Kris Kohls — played its first comeback show last night (Wednesday, May 24) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can ...

Read more

Posted in: News