DAVID LEE ROTH Signs With ICM PARTNERS

DAVID LEE ROTH Signs With ICM PARTNERS

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Lee Roth has signed with ICM Partners, a full-service talent agency, worldwide in all areas.

The VAN HALEN singer continues to be represented by business manager Gerri Leonard of Leonard And Associates.

Roth gave a rare charity performance on September 9 in Beverly Hills. Diamond Dave took the stage at the exclusive private charity benefit “A Summer Spectacular Under The Stars”, which was hosted by Mario Lopez, and delivered a four-song set — two solo favorites, “Just A Gigolo” and “California Girls”, along with a pair of VAN HALEN standards, “Ice Cream Man” and “Jump”.

VAN HALEN has been inactive since it completed its U.S. tour in October 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California.

The trek was VAN HALEN‘s first since an aborted North American run three years earlier in support of its then-new studio album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”.

Released in 2015 was “Tokyo Dome In Concert”, VAN HALEN‘s first-ever live collection featuring Roth, despite numerous pro-shot concerts from the band’s original heyday being heavily booted for years.
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PEARL JAM/SOUNDGARDEN Drummer MATT CAMERON Releases New Solo Song 'All At Once'

PEARL JAM/SOUNDGARDEN Drummer MATT CAMERON Releases New Solo Song 'All At Once'

“All At Once”, a new song from PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN and TEMPLE OF THE DOG drummer Matt Cameron, can be streamed using the widget below. The track is taken from Cameron‘s new solo album titled “Cavedweller”, which will be released on September 22.

The disc, which was completed before SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell passed away in May, features Matt on vocals and guitar, with drums by Mark Guiliana and bass by Tim Lefebvre, both of whom played on David Bowie‘s “Blackstar”. “Mark‘s performance on the title track was kind of mind-blowing,” Cameron told Rolling Stone. “That was kind of what I was hearing for a drum performance, so I just reached out through Instagram or Facebook and he got right back to me. Once he was on board, I had a little more confidence to complete the project.”

Cameron — who has played in previous side projects such as HATER and WELLWATER CONSPIRACY, with which he has recorded three and five albums, respectively — admitted that handling the vocals on his solo album was “the toughest part for me. I’m pretty limited in terms of what I can do, but it’s better for me to do it all as opposed to bringing in a real singer and doing it that way even though my vocal prowess is very limited in comparison to Chris and [PEARL JAM singer] Eddie [Vedder],” he told Rolling Stone.

Cameron was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year as a twenty-year member of PEARL JAM, although both SOUNDGARDEN and TEMPLE OF THE DOG — which reunited last year for a tour — are both now seemingly over following the death of Cornell.


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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Joins GIMME RADIO

LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Joins GIMME RADIO

Randy Blythe, frontman of LAMB OF GOD, has joined Gimme Radio as one of their newest DJs. The first installment of his show, “The Power Remains”, premieres Friday, September 22 at 12 noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET, with new episodes airing each week.

During “The Power Remains”, Randy explores how differing genres of music — including metal, punk, hardcore, grindcore, crustcore, even bands such as THE CURE — have shaped the music he plays. Additionally, each week Randy will be joined by friends from the metal community to further discuss influences and the events that have helped shape their musical direction.

This week Randy will be joined by Adam “Nergal” Darski, founder and frontman of the band BEHEMOTH.

While Randy is best know as LAMB OF GOD‘s frontman, his talents extend far beyond music. He’s also the author of the best-selling memoir “Dark Days”, a harrowing account of his time spent in a Czech prison on an alleged manslaughter charge — of which he was later acquitted. Randy is also an accomplished photographer. His work documenting life on and off the road offers viewers a glimpse into the beautiful, sometimes strange, sometimes isolating life of a touring musician.

Much like his writing, photography, and his ability to ignite a crowd, Randy‘s show on Gimme Radio is riveting and sure to excite fans of metal and beyond.

For more information, visit gimmeradio.com.


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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group’s current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert.

The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a reworked version of the band’s debut album, “History Of Hate”, which was released in 1988. The songs from the original LP have been rearranged and will feature new lyrics by Grewe.

DESPAIR will perform at the Ruhrpott Metal Meeting in Oberhausen, Germany in early December. More shows will be announced soon.

DESPAIR was the first band to release an album through the Century Media label, and “History Of Hate” featured lead vocals by Century Media founder Robert Kampf.

Former DESPAIR guitarist Marek Greschek committed suicide in May 2013 at the age of 45.

Freiwald joined German thrash metal veterans SODOM in December 2010 as the replacement for Bobby Schottkowski.
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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY Releases Video For 'Eating Lies' Song

Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY Releases Video For 'Eating Lies' Song

“Eating Lies”, the new Richard Pembridge-directed video from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE), can be seen below. The song is taken from his ninth solo album, “Endure And Survive”, which was released on March 3 via Blaze Bayley Recording. The disc was recorded at Birmingham, England’s Robannas Studios and said to be “an exciting and enthralling sequel” to his 2016 release “Infinite Entanglement”, which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi concept and storyline.

Throughout the “Endure And Survive” world tour, Blaze is being backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British metal band ABSOLVA and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).

In addition to the established bandmembers as above from ABSOLVA, “Endure And Survive” also contains a talented array of collaborators: Luke Appleton (ICED EARTH, ABSOLVA) on backing vocals; Michelle Sciarrotta on nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor; Jo Robinson on backing vocals; Mel Adams on backing vocals; Liz Owen on backing vocals; Thomas Zwijsen on nylon acoustic, Anne Bakker on violin, backing vocals; Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) on accordion; Aine Brewer (voice actor); and Rob Toogood (voice actor) on backing vocals.

The spectacular album artwork was created by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.

“Endure And Survive” was recorded between October and December 2016, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (IRON MAIDEN, TANK, PHIL CAMPBELL). As with the previous record, the songwriting has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.

“Endure And Survive” track listing:

01. Endure And Survive
02. Escape Velocity
03. Blood
04. Eating Lies
05. Destroyer
06. Dawn Of The Dead Son
07. Remember
08. Fight Back
09. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way
10. Together We Can Move The Sun

Bayley told AXS.com about “Endure And Survive”: “The trilogy starts last year with ‘Infinite Entanglement’, which is the story of someone being selected for a mission to go right across the galaxy to a new earth-like planet discovered by telescope. He discovers that he’s not actually in a tight-fitting spacesuit, but his consciousness has been downloaded into a machine body. He only discovers that when he’s on the mission. Then he has to decide, ‘Well, I think like a human. I feel like a human, but I have no flesh and blood. Am I human?’ And, it’s a question of identity and going to a new place with no regrets and no past, but leaving behind everything that you know and consider to be home and knowing it’s a one-way journey. On part two, ‘Endure And Survive’, it is the end of this mission. It takes a thousand years to get to the new earth-like planet; there is no faster-than-light travel, so he has to ‘endure’ this journey of a thousand years. As he gets close to the planet, he starts to realize that he was never meant to get there. The ship’s computer and the ship itself are programmed to get rid of him, to throw him out into space, to treat him like a piece of junk. Now, his mission is accomplished, his DNA is never supposed to reach that point. And that is the ‘survival’ part. He has to survive this attempt on his life, the attempt to obliterate him, to destroy him. That’s why it’s ‘Endure And Survive’.

“This second album is much darker, but it also has songs like ‘Fight Back’, which is about out of sheer spite, not giving in. You know they want to get rid of you and you’re just hanging on for sheer spite. ‘Dawn Of The Dead Son’ is about coming back from it, making a decision in your own mind that you will not let go. That you will not give up, no matter what, as the drowning man, you refuse to drown. That’s what it’s about.

“There are many of these subjects on the album and it’s much darker. So far, live, everywhere we’ve played in the U.S., we’ve played a lot of new songs from the ‘Endure And Survive’ album and from ‘Infinite Entanglement’ and fans have gotten really into it. They’ve gone down really well and the album is doing well.”

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