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BILLY SHEEHAN On MR. BIG's Future: 'We Haven't Made Any Decisions Yet On Anything'

BILLY SHEEHAN On MR. BIG's Future: 'We Haven't Made Any Decisions Yet On Anything'
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MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan says that no decisions have yet been made regarding the band’s future following last year’s passing of Pat Torpey. The drummer died in February 2018 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Speaking to Brazil’s Lokaos Rock Show, Sheehan stated about the possibility of more MR. BIG live shows and studio recordings: “Well, we haven’t made any decisions yet. But myself, Eric [Martin, vocals] and Paul [Gilbert, guitar], we’re very good friends, and we really wanted to take a while to stop MR. BIG because Pat was such an important part of the band. We did some shows with another drummer — Matt Starr; he’s a great drummer and sang really good. So we’ll wait a little while and then maybe make some decisions later. But we haven’t made any decisions yet on anything.”

Asked if he is still grieving the loss of his bandmate, Sheehan said: “Well, not so much grieving, but we just wanna let life settle out a little bit. Pat was my best friend in music, and we were the closest in MR. BIG — me and Pat were. We were very, very close. So it was a big loss for me and a big loss for the band and a big loss for the fans, and, of course, his family as well. But we wanna honor his legacy. If we do anything, we wanna do something great. We don’t know yet what that would be, but we wanna make sure we honor his legacy with going out there. If we do something, it will have to be fabulous.”

Last fall, Martin told the “Friday NI Rocks” show that the band was planning to make a new studio record in 2019. But he added that once MR. BIG was done with its touring commitments, it would time for the group to call it quits. “Yeah, that’s the last hurrah — that’s it,” he said. “It feels a little uncomfortable to keep going without Pat Torpey.”

MR. BIG‘s latest album, “Defying Gravity”, was released in July 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.

After announcing his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2014, Torpey continued to write, record and perform with MR. BIG, who also recruited Starr to share drum duties.

MR. BIG, formed in 1988, produced numerous hit songs that ranged across a wide array of rock genres — be it ballads, heavy metal, or blues rock. Their hits include “Alive And Kicking”, “Just Take My Heart” and the chart-topping ballad “To Be With You”.

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STEVE RILEY's Version Of L.A. GUNS Signs With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS; New Album Due In The Spring

STEVE RILEY's Version Of L.A. GUNS Signs With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS; New Album Due In The Spring
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Steve Riley‘s version of L.A. GUNS has inked a deal with Golden Robot Records. The band will enter the studio later this month to record a new album for a tentative spring 2020 release.

In other news, Riley‘s L.A. GUNS has signed with New Breed Management and the Bigg Time Entertainment Inc. booking agency.

The group said in a statement: “We are very grateful for this opportunity and we want to thank you all for your support throughout the years. Also we are looking forward to seeing you all on tour in 2020.”

This version of L.A. GUNS made its live debut this past May at the M3 Rock Festival. The drummer is joined in the group by Orlando, Florida-based guitarist/vocalist Kurt Frohlich, bassist Kelly Nickels (a member of L.A. GUNS‘ “classic” incarnation) and guitarist Scott Griffin (who played bass for the band from 2007 until 2009, and then again from 2011 to 2014).

M3 was the first time ever that an L.A. GUNS performance did not feature singer Phil Lewis or guitarist Tracii Guns, who are currently playing together in their own version of the band.

A dozen years ago, Frohlich was recruited to front a second incarnation of FASTER PUSSYCAT by three of the group’s original members, who were unhappy with both the musical direction of the band and singer Taime Downe‘s “drunk and erratic performances.” At the time, bassist Eric Stacy said that the Frohlich-fronted FASTER PUSSYCAT would perform the band’s songs “the way they were written and recorded.”

Soon after a European tour in the spring of 2007, the second version of FASTER PUSSYCAT disbanded. The Downe-fronted version of the group continues to tour regularly to this day.

Frohlich has also played with Marky Ramone and a group called THE UNDERGROUND REBELS. He performs acoustically in the greater Orlando area on a regular basis.

Riley is the longest-tenured member of L.A. GUNS, a group he joined shortly before the release of their 1988 self-titled debut. (While he is pictured on the album, he did not actually perform on it.) Although the band has famously featured more than 50 members in its ranks through the years, with the exception of a two-year period in the early 1990s, Riley was the sole constant from 1987 until the end of 2016, when the group that he and Lewis managed to keep alive for nearly 15 years without founding guitarist Guns (who quit the band in 2002, on the eve of the release of their acclaimed album “Waking The Dead”) dissolved. Since then, Lewis and Guns — who, after years of acrimony, buried the hatchet in 2016 — have forged ahead as L.A. GUNS while Riley focused on other projects.

The GunsLewis version of L.A. GUNS released a new album, “The Devil You Know”, in March via Frontiers Music Srl.

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VINNIE VINCENT Is Open To Joining KISS On Stage During 'End Of The Road' Tour

VINNIE VINCENT Is Open To Joining KISS On Stage During 'End Of The Road' Tour
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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent says that he is open to the possibility of making an appearance during the band’s “End Of The Road” tour.

Vinnie joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the “Ankh Warrior,” he toured with the group in support of “Creatures Of The Night”, on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band.

Asked in a new interview with “Rock And Roll Experience With Mike Brunn” what he would say if he was approached to get up on stage with KISS during the band’s farewell tour, Vinnie said (hear audio below): “Well, it’s not something I’ve thought about lately. I think there was something that my lawyer had been in contact with them about a year ago. As far as I know, nothing came of it. And it wasn’t something I thought about — after that moment had passed, it wasn’t anything I thought about anymore.

“I don’t know what they’re doing. I don’t wanna assume anything — it’s not for me to second guess. It seems like they’ve got the band that they’re doing this with. I don’t know if they’re having past members play — I don’t know.”

After host Mike Brunn interjected that KISS has not yet played with any former members during the “End Of The Road” trek, Vinnie continued: “Well, that’s as far as my thoughts go with it. If this is something that they want to approach, all they’ve gotta do is give me a call, and we’ll take it from there.”

Earlier this month, KISS manager Doc McGhee claimed that all former members of the group have been contacted about possibly taking part in the band’s last-ever tour.

Prior to the “End Of The Road” launch, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons weren’t very enthusiastic about the prospect of an onstage collaboration with Vinnie Vincent. “Now Vinnie, that’s one exception, and for so many reasons,” Stanley told Guitar World. “I would say that’s not someone who I want to celebrate.”

Simmons also chimed in, explaining that “it’s worth stating that Vinnie has sued the band and lost 14 times. I’m not here to cast any aspersions. He’s a talented guy. That’s why he was in the band. But would I depend on him to get up onstage and do anything? Never. … Can he come to the shows? Of course! Anybody can. But onstage? Never.”

Vincent — who was a member of KISS when the band publicly “unmasked” in 1983 — made several public appearances last year after spending the past two decades out of the public eye.

In 1983, KISS wrote and released “Lick It Up” — their first album without makeup — a recording on which Vincent co-wrote eight of 10 songs, including the title track, which remains a staple of the group’s live performances to this day.

Despite the album’s success, Vincent was fired by KISS after the “Lick It Up” touring cycle came to an end, allegedly due to a dispute over both the terms of his employment contract with the band and royalties. From there, Vincent founded VINNIE VINCENT INVASION, which recorded two albums.

In 1992, Vincent re-teamed with Simmons and Stanley to write three songs for their acclaimed album “Revenge”, including the record’s first two singles, “Unholy” and “I Just Wanna”. Their relationship quickly soured once again, however. Four years later, Vincent released a solo EP, “Euphoria”, which featured vocals by former VVI singer Fleischman and included material from sessions recorded around 1990. Soon after that, Vincent vanished from the public eye and remained off the grid for more than two decades.

Vincent recently announced that he will host “Vinnie Vincent’s Merry Metal Christmas” on December 14 and December 15 at S.I.R. Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

In April 2018, Vincent joined Gene Simmons at the KISS bassist/vocalist’s “Vault” event in Nashville, Tennessee. He later said in an interview that he felt that got “a cold reception” and was “treated very indifferently” by Gene at the event.

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SEPULTURA Releases New Song, 'Isolation'

SEPULTURA Releases New Song, 'Isolation'
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Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, “Quadra”, in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc’s opening track, “Isolation”, can now be streamed below.

After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017’s “Machine Messiah”, SEPULTURA returned to Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. “Quadra” saw the bandmembers pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been one of the group’s hardest albums to complete.

Singer Derrick Green explains: “The experience was like no other time in the studio. I felt the preparation was key in making the recording process go as smooth as possible. We were relentless each day giving everything that we had until complete exhaustion of the mind, body, and soul. This album is a direct result of the sign of times. The music is an evolution needed to push ourselves to go further than we ever have.”

The cover for “Quadra” was created by Christiano Menezes for Darkside Books. Revolving around the meaning of the number 4, the concept goes much deeper, as guitarist Andreas Kisser explains. “Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for ‘sport court’ that by definition is a limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place,” he says.

“We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with. Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics.

“Money, we are enslaved by this concept,” he continues. “Who’s poor and who’s rich, that’s how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra, you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin.

“The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred.”

“Machine Messiah” was SEPULTURA‘s fourteenth studio album and the eighth since Green joined the ranks. Lyrically, the disc tackled the metaphorical robotization of society and the need to follow and worship someone.

SEPULTURA was formed in 1984 in Belo Horizonte by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, who are no longer with the band.


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Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania

Watch SLAYER Perform In Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s November 6 concert at Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user “Jim Powers”).

SLAYER has just kicked off “The Final Campaign”, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah started at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, North Carolina, and will see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum on November 30. Accompanying SLAYER for this last ride are PRIMUS, MINISTRY and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS performing a vulgar display of PANTERA, who are supporting on all dates.

SLAYER‘s final world tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band’s intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last SLAYER show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wraps on November 30, the band will have completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30 countries and 40 U.S. states.

SLAYER‘s final world tour has been a wild ride. Three bus drivers, four truck drivers, and a crew of 32 have traveled all over the world to set the stage for this farewell. At most shows, SLAYER‘s pyro expert set off 160 pounds of propane and 10 liters of 99% isopropyl alcohol, prompting the Phoenix New Times reviewer to comment on the “eyebrow-singeing pyrotechnics that could be felt even 10 rows behind the pit.” In Toronto, one diehard fan was ejected from the concert before SLAYER took the stage, so jumped into Lake Ontario (that surrounds the Budweiser Arena) and swam back to the venue. The Tampa Bay TimesJay Cridlin wrote, “Beginning with the throttling opener ‘Repentless’, SLAYER tore through their set like a flaming cigarette boat across the river Styx, charring up a vicious circle pit by the stage,” and Detroit’s Gary Graff noted in his Oakland Press review the “10,000 headbangers who skipped the ‘Game Of Thrones’ finale to pay homage to the pioneering quartet.” “The sheer physicality of their show was something to behold and was yet another indication that while the band may be calling it a career, they are going out on top, playing at their absolute best,” wrote Andy Lindquist for the SF Sonic, and Guy D’Astolfo with the Youngtown Vindicator ended his review with this: “After the final note, Tom Araya stood alone, scanning the crowd…forging a mental imprint of the moment. After a minute or two, he went to the microphone and said, ‘I’m going to miss you guys.’ Then he exited and the lights went up.”

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