U2's 'Get Out of Your Own Way' Video Puts the KKK at the White House

U2's 'Get Out of Your Own Way' Video Puts the KKK at the White House

U2 have released a new video for “Get Out of Your Own Way,” a track from their recent ‘Songs of Experience’ album.

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U2's 'Get Out of Your Own Way' Video Puts the KKK at the White House
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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

“Resurrection”, the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker‘s MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along with contributions from three original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singers — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley — plus Doogie White, who plays with Michael in MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK. Also appearing on the album are musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass).

Asked how Hammett came to be involved with the project, Schenker told Poland’s Interia.pl (see video below): “He is a fan. He always wanted to jam with me. He actually did something very nice for me — he put [MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP‘s] ‘Armed And Ready’ on [METALLICA‘s] version of ‘Guitar Hero’; they had their own version. Peter Mensch, he used to be the manager of AC/DC, then DEF LEPPARD and then METALLICA, he told me that Kirk Hammett, I’m his Santa Claus. And so that’s how it started. So I found out very late in life that he was a fan. And then we met at a guitar magazine, [when we were named two of] the 10 most influential guitarists, we made the cover page for a guitar magazine in America, but we never talked. So he always wanted to jam with me. [Radio personality] Eddie Trunk, from New York, he arranged for Kirk and me to meet and jam. And so we jammed and then we did an interview together. And then, eventually, he even came to a concert and jammed a song with us. So, basically, Kirk was a fan, he became a friend and he plays in the biggest band in the world. And so I said, ‘Kirk, you wanna [guest on ‘Resurrection’]?’ And he was more than happy. His management even… ‘Cause he wanted to record in Hawaii in his own recording studio, so [METALLICA‘s] management paid for the ticket for Michael Voss, the co-producer, to fly over there to record [Kirk‘s solo]. Then they sent me a picture of Kirk [in the studio]. He looked like a teenager, 20 years old, with his casual Hawaiian outfit, baseball hat, and he was happy.”

Hammett and Schenker first traded licks during the taping of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show” in April 2015 at Metropolis Studios in New York City. Less than a month later, Kirk joined Michael on stage at the RockBar in San Jose, California to perform a couple of songs: UFO‘s “Natural Thing” and SCORPIONS“Blackout”.

According to Schenker, “Resurrection” contains all brand new songs, including “Warrior”, which he previously described as “really, really good and really powerful.”

The studio album will follow the release of “Michael Schenker Fest Tokyo”, a concert recording filmed in August 2016 at Tokyo, Japan’s International Forum, which was made available last March via Inakustik.

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John Mellencamp Buys $2.3 Million 'Live-Work Space' in Manhattan

John Mellencamp Buys .3 Million 'Live-Work Space' in Manhattan

It isn’t a pink house and it certainly isn’t in a small town, but John Mellencamp has added to his real estate portfolio by spending $2.3 million on a “stylishly renovated” space in Manhattan.

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GUNS N' ROSES: Video Recap Of Fall 2017 North American Leg Of 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour

GUNS N' ROSES: Video Recap Of Fall 2017 North American Leg Of 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour

A video recap of the fall 2017 North American leg of GUNS N’ ROSES“Not In This Lifetime” tour can be seen below.

According to Billboard, “Not In This Lifetime” now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time, based on Billboard‘s Boxscore archives. The trek, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark in gross sales with the final show of the band’s 2017 touring schedule on November 29 in Los Angeles.

“Not In This Lifetime” has surpassed Roger Waters‘s “The Wall Live” tour that earned $459 million from 2010 through 2013. U2 tops up the all-time list with $736 million from its “360°” stadium tour (2009-2011) followed by THE ROLLING STONES“A Bigger Bang” at $558 million (2005-2007). COLDPLAY is third with its recently completed “A Head Full Of Dreams” trek that grossed $523 million (2016-2017).

About seventy people travel with the “Not In This Lifetime” show in addition to the truck drivers; that number goes upwards of five hundred, including the local workers, by show date once catering, security, etc. are factored in, according to the GN’R tour’s production manager, Dale “Opie” Skjerseth.

GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.

The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Fank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

GUNS N’ ROSES will return in June for a seven-week European jaunt, but the band’s plans until then, and beyond that, remain unknown for now. The three core members have not given a single interview together.

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Listen to Dizzy Reed's New Single 'This Don't Look Like Vegas'

Listen to Dizzy Reed's New Single 'This Don't Look Like Vegas'

Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed is readying the release of his upcoming solo album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy’ with the arrival of the set’s first single.

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