Buckethead — One of the Best, Fastest and Weirdest Guitarists on the Planet

The prolific guitarist released his very first live album, “Live from Bucketheadland,” last year

Talk about truth in advertising: When Brian Patrick Carroll was 19 and already an accomplished guitarist, he stuck a Kentucky Fried Chicken tub on his noggin, slapped an emotionless white mask over his face to shield his identity, looked in a mirror and said, “Buckethead.”

Thus was born one of the most inventive and uniquely talented guitar shredders, a player who routinely shifts between Funk, Metal, Prog, Blues, Ambient, Bluegrass and experimental Art Rock and has been cited by numerous publications and august organizations as among the best, fastest and weirdest guitarists on the planet.

At age 12, Carroll began taking guitar lessons from an elderly neighbor but didn’t take the craft seriously until his family moved to Claremont, California, which led to private lessons from a variety of gifted teachers, including former Mr. Big/Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert. As his playing improved, he documented his performance and songwriting progress by recording home demos. According to Buckethead lore, his alter ego emerged after being inspired by Halloween 4 to buy a blank mask, à la Michael Myers, and a KFC dinner that same evening.

After playing in a couple of bands, Carroll adopted his Buckethead persona and entered a song in a Guitar Player magazine competition, earning an honorable mention. In 1991, the 21-year-old was invited to contribute to avant guitarist Derek Bailey’s Company, resulting in his appearance on the collective’s Company 91 album. The following year, Buckethead’s profile rose exponentially; he released his debut album, Bucketheadland, early in the year, and formed Praxis with Bill Laswell and Bootsy Collins, among others, dropping their acclaimed debut, Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis), later in 1992.

Over the subsequent three decades, Buckethead has provided music for film and video game soundtracks and aligned himself with a number of band projects (including Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains, Thanatopsis and many more) and fascinating collaborations (including one with actor Viggo Mortensen).

Perhaps no collaboration has been more visible than his four-year stint with Guns N’ Roses, which included his invaluable contributions to the much-delayed Chinese Democracy album. In 2010, Buckethead withdrew from the remainder of his band projects and began pouring all of his time and attention into his solo recordings.

Since his 1992 debut, Buckethead has released over 30 studio albums and, beginning with the cessation of his band activities, close to 300 albums as a part of his Buckethead Pike series (in 2014, he released a Pike album every six days for the entire year).

In 2012, Buckethead largely retired from touring, but returned to the road in 2016, alternating between completely solo shows and trio gigs with longtime bandmates Dan Monti on bass and Bryan “Brain” Mantia on drums. Last year, Buckethead released his very first live album, Live from Bucketheadland, on vinyl.

In the long, strange history of Rock, few have been around longer, done anything stranger or approached the prolific diversity of the man with the KFC chapeau.

 

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Tales of Rock – Jerry Lee Lewis

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With a nickname like “The Killer,” rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was bound to make some waves in his career. And while he certainly did that with wild performances, including the time he set his piano ablaze after becoming incensed at the idea of having to open for Chuck Berry, the biggest scandal of his career happened far from the ivories.

During his 1958 European tour, the British press excoriated Lewis after discovering he’d married his 13-year-old third cousin, Myra Gale Brown, the year before (Lewis was 22 at the time of their marriage). According to Rolling Stone, Lewis attempted to cover up the marriage by telling people Brown was his other cousin, J.W. Brown’s daughter. He also allegedly lied about Brown’s age, but when the truth came out, he became “cocksure and defiant to the point of parading Brown onstage.”

The ensuing media frenzy effectively sapped Lewis’ career, and he spent the next decade descending into drug and alcohol addiction while attempting to rebuild his career by playing at small, local gigs. Meanwhile, Brown was living a life of quiet desperation.

Speaking with The Gwinnett Daily Post, Brown, who has since remarried and now goes by Myra Lewis Williams, described her 13-year marriage to Lewis as “a trial by fire,” “devastating,” and “chaos all the time.” Williams had her first child, a son named Steve Allen, when she was just 14, then a daughter, Phoebe, at 17. Asked what advice she would give to herself looking back, Williams said, “I would tell my young self that life is not always going to be like this. Get through it and it’s going to be better because it was as if I was going to be there forever and it’s never going to change.”

Yeesh.

 

 

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Tales of Rock – The Best Band You Never Heard – Dust for Life

Dust for Life was a post-grunge band from Memphis, Tennessee formed in 1999.

Formation and initial success

After the dissolution of the Memphis grunge band Bacchanal, Jason Hughes recruited three members from the local Memphis rock band Spaceman to form DFL.[1] Chris Gavin of the band Burning Blue was added and became the second main songwriter of the group.[2]

In late 1999, DFL self-released a nine-track eponymous album.[3] Then in April 2000, DFL recorded four songs (“Step into the Light”, “Dirt into Dust”, “Dragonfly”, and “Where the Freaks Go”) at Ardent Studios. This demo was overnighted to Jeff Hanson, manager of the band Creed, and they were subsequently signed to Wind-Up Records.

In October 2000, DFL released a second eponymous album containing all new songs with the exception of two re-recorded songs from their 1999 album. The album reached No. 26 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Two singles from the album also charted. In 2001, drummer Rick Shelton left DFL to join Course of Nature.[4]

Touring and money troubles

For much of 2001, DFL toured with Creed, 3 Doors DownThe CultTantricDisturbedOrgyCold and Saliva.

In May 2001, DFL discovered its publishing money had been spent frivolously by their management and subsequently released the company. In July, they parted ways with Wind-Up Records due to contractual elements not being honored.[5] At the end of the year, Jason Hughes also released an album with the band Third Harmonic Distortion.[6] In early 2002, DFL embarked upon a headlining national tour with Tantric.[5] The song “Poison” was used in the movie Dragonball Z Cooler’s Revenge.

Separate ways and reformation

After taking a break, the band’s two primary songwriters (Hughes and Gavin) began work on the band’s next release in July 2003.[7] Later that year, DFL self-released an eight-song EP titled Degrees of Black.

Eventually DFL went on an indefinite hiatus. Chris Gavin formed the band Memphis Sound. Vocalist Jason Hughes formed the band Dark Things with Saving Abel guitarist Scott Bartlett in late 2006 with the intention of releasing an album on Warner Bros. Records.[8] Yet the project never came to fruition. Instead, Hughes and Gavin announced on their MySpace blog in 2007 that DFL was to begin recording new material.[9] In April 2008, the band released The Consequence Of Vanishing.[10] Scott Bartlett was featured on the album.[11] Hughes announced a line of clothing based on the title of the song “Dark Things Betray”.[12] The song “Release The Flood” was used by TNA Wrestling as the theme song for Slammiversary (2008).[13]

Another indefinite hiatus

In 2009, Jason Hughes released an album with the band Driving Eternity.[14] The band later changed its name to Driving Into Eternity and released a 5-song EP in 2010.[15]

Chris Gavin currently plays in the bands Kings Trio, White Noise Theory, and the cover band Hi-Fi Allstars.[16][17] In 2009, White Noise Theory released his first full-length album, Self Titled. The album consists of some tracks from the Degrees Of Black album. In April 2011, White Noise Theory released Dust, a collection of re-recorded DFL songs. In 2011, he released his third album Soul Of The Machine. All albums were released digitally.

DFL is presumably on another indefinite hiatus as their current projects list them as former members of DFL and dustforlifemusic.com is inactive.

 

So sad… I loved this band.

 

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California Dreamin’ – 1982 to 1984 – Party in the Front

Me on the left. (F# Major)

This was early ’80s, in L.A. We were a five piece rock/pop group, and I played guitar. The bar was rather large, with guest/band rooms upstairs and a “special event” room behind the main bar. There’d be comedians, male & female “dancers” and such back there. This particular week the bar had female dancers in that room. We were playing our regular, routine show on a pretty dead Wednesday night. Big difference that night was most if not all the girls from that back room were sitting there watching us. Nothing better to do, I guess. I could always pull talent from that willing pool of women.

Like a lot of bars, this one also held drawings for various door prizes. This night was no different.

We’d played a couple sets, and our singer (Later left the band. Too much into nose candy) announced that anybody holding a ticket should get ready for the drawing. He’s standing there, holding the glass jar with the tickets in one hand, and his mic in the other, when the bass player, Frank nonchalantly walked behind him. Frank suddenly turned, grabbed the singer’s spandex pants and yanked them down to his knees. No undies. The singer, standing there with his junk hanging out, looked down, slowly turned, and kind of shuffled off stage, behind the mains, where he put down the glass jar and his mic, then pulled his pants back up. The girls out front were dying. Indeed, the entire room was laughing so hard even the bartender had tears in his eyes.

The singer came back on stage with his mic, and said “okay, that was different…” He looked at Frank, the bass player and told him “…I’ll kill you later…” and we proceeded to finish the set, and the rest of the night. The singer was a really funny guy (I say “was” because he’s dead now) and an incredibly good sport. Interestingly, he slept with most of those girls as a direct, or indirect, result of that “incident”. (Well done, sir!)

This one’s for you, buddy. 40 years on, and we still talk about, laugh at, and miss you.

 

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Tales of Rock – The Best Band You Never Heard – Bulletboys

 

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Tales of Rock – Womanizer Elvis Presley was Obsessed with Teen Girls

Elvis Presley, the undisputed `King of Rock and Roll`, was a womanizer who was obsessed with teenage girls and had a penchant for those who looked like his mother, a new book has claimed.

London: Elvis Presley, the undisputed `King of Rock and Roll`, was a womanizer who was obsessed with teenage girls and had a penchant for those who looked like his mother, a new book has claimed.
According to the book, `Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women who Loved Him`, the American icon, who rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his versatile voice, wasn’t quite a gentleman.

“Since his arrival in Germany, the sheer volume of women with whom he’d had some kind of relationship, whether sexual or emotional, bordered on the pathological,” says the book, authored by Alanna Nash.

“In Germany Elvis was fascinated with the idea of real young teenage girls, which scared the crap out of all of us. There was at least one affair with a 15-year-old and a 23-year
-old he met was deemed `too old`,” his friend Lamar Fike says.

In fact, on the evening that Currie Grant, a former airman who had been friends with Elvis, introduced Priscilla Beaulieu to the 24-year-old rock star, then doing his military service in Germany, it was immediately apparent the singer was enchanted with the schoolgirl who later became his wife, `The Sunday Times` reported.

“Indeed, Grant found him kissing her against a wall. By 8.30 PM, according to several people in the house, Elvis had taken her up to his bedroom. They did not emerge until
after 1 AM,” the author says.

At the time, Elvis was still in grief after the death of his mother Gladys to whom he was exceptionally close.

“He was attracted to women who reminded him of his mother, as Priscilla did with (her) dark hair and beautiful eyes,” Elvis` another friend, Joe Esposito, who was there when
the couple met, was quoted as saying.

According to Nash, Elvis` “rampant sexual conquests” were emotional self sabotage linked to his continued grief for his mother.

“He never seemed to learn from his mistakes, which remained unexamined as he moved on immediately to the next woman, just as he went from doctor to doctor for another
supply of pills without investigating ways to quell his urges or take control of his life,” he says in her book.

 

 

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Tales of Rock – The Best Band You Never Heard – Shark Island

Every time…..

I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

1979–1982: Early History and Sharks formation[edit]

Shark Island was started in 1979 by singer Richard Black, whose name then was Rick Czerny, and lead guitarist Spencer Sercombe, under the name of ‘Sharks’. Czerny and Sercombe met in high school and began writing original material and began playing music together. Sercombe, played and worked for B.C. Rich guitars. While working at B.C. Rich, Spencer has a hand in the designing of one their most popular guitars, The Warlock. The band practiced out of a small home in a commercial area in Arcadia on Santa Clara Street. The walls of the studio were lined with empty Mickey’s Big Mouth bottles (the official Shark beer) and the inspiration behind the band’s original logo.[2] The band was completed by drummer Dave Bishop and bassist Jim Volpicelli.

The original band of Czerny, Sercombe, Volpicelli and Bishop released an independent album called Altar Ego in 1982. This album was produced by Jerry Tolman, and featured organist Mike “The Fin” Finnegan. Both had done work with Stephen Stills. Executive producer was Jeff Willmitt. It was recorded at That Studio in North Hollywood.

As well as Altar Ego, Sharks released three singles. The first was a unique “triple fin” shaped 45, that when inserted into the jacket, cut through the ocean image on the cover. Side A was “Kid Sister” and side B was “Your Car or Mine”. Both were recorded at Mystic Studios in Hollywood. “Hey” was a live single recorded on May 10, 1981 at The Ice House in Pasadena, Sharks’ home town. On the flip side was Mark Bolan‘s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)“. Executive producer for both 45s was Jeff Willmitt. The artwork of “Hey” featured a black 45 rpm sleeve with ‘Live Sharks’ across the top in bold red letters with three USDA stamps saying, “Guaranteed Live” on the top of the stamp. “Packed in Its Own Juice” was on the bottom of the stamp. In the middle of the stamp it said, “U.S.D.A. Shark Meat choice” looking like an actual stamp from the U.S.D.A. The other single was “I’m Electric” which featured a drum machine rather than Bishop playing the real drums. On the backside of that single is “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town“. The lyrics are substituted and recorded to the tune of the Judas Priest song, “Heading Out to the Highway“. No artwork was created for this second single. This was considered a souvenir and was given out to the fans when Sharks headlined. Oftentimes Sharks made themselves available after their performances to the many fans wanted and somewhat demanded autographs to these same “souvenirs”.

During these years, the Sharks became one of the most popular bands to emerge from the Los Angeles rock scene. American Heroes/Mondo Cane was an act that either opened for Sharks or had Sharks opening for them during the numerous performances. There were multiple occasions when both bands played in the same venues such as The Whiskey, The Icehouse, The Roxy or The Troubadour. It was at that time that Lanny Cordola, American Heroes/Mondo Cane’s guitarist and songwriter, began noticing the unique and riveting stage persona of Sharks vocalist, Richard Czerny. Lanny seriously entertained the idea of Czerny being the frontman for American Heroes/Mondo Cane but both bands continued to perform separately never discussing the idea. Richard Black’s (Czerny later changed his name to Black) signature stage moves and dancing were influential to Axl Rose.[citation needed] When Axl Rose has been asked about this “influence”, Rose either avoids answering those questions altogether or immediately changes the subject.[3]

Dave Bishop was the drummer of Sharks while they were enjoying the height of their popularity in Hollywood. Bishop used various shapes of cowbell-like instruments in his drumming giving him his unique sound and along with his unusual style of playing. His drum kit had a shark’s jaws permanently fastened to the outer drum head of his bass drum facing the crowd.

Jim Volcipelli was handling the duties of the bass guitar for Sharks. One of Volcipelli’s bass guitars was custom-designed and had an air-brushed shark’s head and teeth painted at the end near the volume/tone knobs. Much like Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Volcipelli’s vocals were strong and melodic bringing a very different sound to Hollywood’s rock scene. Many bands, at that time, only had the vocals of the lead singer with no background vocals. Clearly, this set Sharks apart from almost all of the current-playing rock bands at that time.

1985–1986: Name change and S’cool Buss[edit]

In 1985, Sharks changed their name to Shark Island. In the tradition of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe and other Los Angeles bands, Shark Island became the house band at Gazzari’s on the Sunset Strip. Owner Bill Gazzari helped produce a cover of the Frank Sinatra song “New York, New York”[3] which appeared on the band’s independently released album, S’cool Buss, in 1986. The line-up now included Richard Black on lead vocals, Spencer “Burner” Sercombe on guitar/vocals, Walt Woodward III (ex-Rachel, Americade) on drums/vocals, Tom Rucci on bass/vocals/keyboards and Michael Guy on guitar/bass. Rick Derringer produced most of the album and there were 1,200 copies made (200 in a red cover and 1,000 in a turquoise color). “Palace of Pleasure” was the unofficial single of this album. The former Sharks’ rhythm section, Jim Volpicelli (bass) and Dave Bishop (drums) are credited with co-writing four of its nine songs.

Sharks Island were able to secure a record development deal. They were signed by A&M Records for one year with no promise of being permanently signed to an official record contract. During this time, the line-up continued to shift with drummer Walt Woodward III leaving to join The Scream and on-and-off guitarist K.K. Martin parting ways due to “artistic differences”. Rob Pace, from Chicago, filled in on drums during this time. Sercombe also did studio work with Sparks, playing guitar on the band’s 1988 Interior Design album.[4]

1989–1994: Law of the OrderBill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Point Break[edit]

Chris Heilman and drummer Greg Ellis joined in 1989 to record and release the band’s only official album, at that time, entitled, Law of the Order.[5] The official single of that “debut” album, “Paris Calling” had an elaborate music video. Randy Nicklaus was the producer for Shark Island on that album on Epic Records.[6] It’s generally speculated that Randy was not familiar enough with Sharks/Shark Island’s high-energy and bombastic live performances, and therefore not being able to fully capture Shark Island as they truly performed live.[3]

With the disappointing CD sales of the album and no promotion from Epic Records, the band vanished from the scene with most of its members joining other projects. Law of the Order was re-issued in 2004 by French independent label, Bad Reputation, as a double CD. That included bonus tracks culled from the July 14, 1989 Bastille Day – Alive At The Whiskey EP, “Father Time” and “Dangerous” from the 1989 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure[7] soundtrack, “My City” from the 1991 Point Break soundtrack, and LOTO era live cuts, “Spellbound’ and “Sanctuary”.[8]

In 1994, the band attempted to re-form with the new line-up of Ricky Ricardo on bass, Eric Ragno (TakaraSeven Witches) – keyboards, Richard Black – vocals, Simon Wright (AC/DCDio) – drums and Damir Simic Shine on guitar.

1991–2012: Break-up and solo projects[edit]

  • Richard Black went on to join short-lived supergroup Contraband in 1991, with Michael Schenker and Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), Share Pedersen (Vixen) and Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns). Black started a band called Black 13 in the mid-1990s but never released any albums. In late 2000, it was announced that Black would front Bourgeois Pigs, a band put together by guitarist Michael Guy (ex-Shark Island, Fire, House of Lords) and also featuring Jake E. Lee (ex-Ozzy OsbourneBadlands) on lead guitar and Tony Franklin (ex-The FirmBlue Murder) on bass. Ultimately, the band disbanded without releasing an album.
  • Spencer Sercombe teamed up with German guitar legend Michael Schenker and appeared on the 1992 MSG acoustic album Unplugged Live. In 1993, he recorded the Love Revolution EP with Jamie Rio And Newmatic Slam. He joined the Riverdogs for a European tour in 1994 and collaborated with the band’s vocalist Rob Lamothe on his 1996 debut solo album, Gravity. Sercombe and Riverdogs drummer Ronnie Ciago both joined former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward‘s solo band although only Ciago appears on the 1997 When the Bough Breaks album. Sercombe also played in a ZZ Top tribute band called Fandango. He later moved to Germany, guesting on Gigantor’s 2001 album, ‘Back to the Rockets, and singer/guitarist Eddie St. James’ 2013 release, Streets Cry Freedom, with whom he has also done shows as an acoustic guitar duo.
  • Greg Ellis left the band and played in Michael Monroe‘s band and in Jerusalem Slim, featuring Monroe and guitarist Steve Stevens. They released one self-titled album in 1992. Ellis went on to form world music duo Vas with Iranian born vocalist Azam Ali, releasing a total of 4 albums between 1997 and 2004. He guested on Steve Stevens’ 1999 solo album, Flamenco A Go-Go. Ellis has also recorded with Psytrance act Juno Reactor and his own ambient group, Biomusique, who issued 10,000 Steps in 2008.
  • Chris Heilman has previously been in Tormé and went on to play guitar with Chromosapien with Doni Castello from Burning Tree on vocals, bassist Dan Rothchild, formerly of Tonic, guitarist Craig McCloskey, and LA session drummer Dan Potruch.
  • Walt Woodward III joined The Scream and appeared on their Let It Scream debut album before doing a stint with surf guitar legend Dick Dale. Returning to his native New Jersey, he played in various local bands, including The Painkillers. Woodward died June 8, 2010 from liver failure.

2005–2013: Gathering of the Faithful and new line-up[edit]

In 2005, Shark Island reunited to re-record various previously-written and demoed songs for the album Gathering of the Faithful, produced by guitarist Spencer Sercombe with additional production from German Villacorta and vocalist Richard Black. The line-up featured Black on vocals, Sercombe on guitars, piano, synthesizer and vocals, Christian Heilman on bass and new drummer, Glen Sobel, now with Alice Cooper. The album was released in Europe on Frontiers Records in 2006[9] and via Manifest Music in the U.S. in 2007.

In 2013, Black put together a new line-up of Shark Island and played classic era material in Europe including a show in Zagreb, Croatia [10]

2019–present: New studio album[edit]

In 2019, the band released a new studio album, Bloodline. The album was limited to a worldwide print of only 1111 copies.[1] The Shark Island family now consists of Richard Black (vocals), Damir Simic (guitar), Alen Frjlak (drums) and returning Shark Island member Christian Heilmann (bass). Credit is also given to Marko Karacic (bass). Bloodline was produced by Alex Kane mixed by Sylvia Massy. The collection has ten original songs and one cover of “Policy of Truth” by Depeche Mode.

Personnel[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • S’cool Buss (1986)[11]
  • Law of the Order (1989)[1]
  • Gathering of the Faithful (2006)[1]
  • Bloodline (2019)[1]

Promotional EPs[edit]

  • July 14, 1989 Bastille Day – Alive at the Whiskey (1989)[11]

Singles[edit]

  • “Kid Sister” b/w “Your Car or Mine” (1980)
  • “Hey” b/w “Get It On” (1981)
  • “Altar Ego” (1982)
  • “I’m Electric” b/w “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (1983)

 

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Tales of Rock: SPECIAL REPORT – Aerosmith Rejects its Drummer Joey Kramer Before this Weekend’s Performance at the Grammys

This is a travesty!!!

There’s a big controversy in the Aerosmith camp as the Rock Hall of Fame band celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The band reportedly will not let founding drummer Joey Kramer perform this weekend when Aerosmith is honored as the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year in a fundraiser on Friday and again on Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

According to TMZ, Kramer suffered a shoulder injury last year that required him to miss several shows in April during Aerosmith’s residency in Las Vegas. His drum tech, John Douglas, filled in.

However, Kramer did perform with Aerosmith in July at the Twin Cities Summer Jam. No one seemed to complain about his performance.

This month, Kramer was required to “audition” for his own job by playing to a click track, and he apparently did not pass the test.

He has filed a lawsuit and issued the following statement:

“The fact that I would be asked to audition for my own job, demonstrate that I can play at ‘an appropriate level’ and play better than my temporary fill-in with a moving target of made-up standards is both insulting and upsetting. Other band members and their lawyers will likely attempt to disparage my playing and claim that I am unable to play the drums right now. Nothing could be further from the truth. I did everything they asked – jumped through hoops and made both a recording of playing along solo to a recent live recording of the band – one I had never heard before, and that process was videotaped. But I did it, and I did it well.”

Kramer added: “Being prohibited from playing with a band that I have given 50 years of my life to supporting, is beyond devastating.”

This may be the craziest development in the crazy life of Aerosmith since the impatient band auditioned potential temporary new singers in 2009 when Steven Tyler was off in Hollywood being a judge on “American Idol.”

On Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Aerosmith is expected to play “Walk This Way” with Run D.M.C.

 

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Legend NIKKI SIXX Slams Fan With Really Harsh Words

Mötley Crüe legend Nikki Sixx shared a new Instagram story on his verified page and slams a fan named Jonathan Swan with harsh words.

Here’s what Jonathan wrote:

“Trump’s plan to let adoption agencies turn away same-sex parents.”

Nikki Sixx responded:

“This guy is a piece of shit.”

You can see the screenshot below:

Later on, Nikki shared yet another story and said:

“Why don’t we sent these two idiots onto the front lines. I would imagine that draft dodger 45 would AGAIN run away. America is better than this…”

Yesterday, Mötley Crüe members shared a common message to the fans and thanked them because of the extra-ordinary streaming success of the band.

Here is what they wrote:

“1 Billion Streams on @pandora – Thank You #Crueheads!! 🤘
Mötley Crüe playlist link in bio!
#mötleycrüe #pandora#whosaidrockisdead #TheDirt“

 

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Tales of Rock: SPECIAL REPORT: AC/DC REUNITE WITH BRIAN JOHNSON + PHIL RUDD, NEW ALBUM COMING

Two musicians have just confirmed that AC/DC have reunited with Brian Johnson and that a brand new album is on the way.

Behemoth frontman Nergal recently told Loudwire during an exclusive interview, “I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young. It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me fucking rhythm and Angus and Malcom’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider also confirmed the news, adding that Phil Rudd is also back. Responding to a fan asking if one of the classic AC/DC members was sick, Snider responded, “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band. @acdc”

Back in 2018, the members of AC/DC were reportedly spotted together in Vancouver at the studio where they recorded Rock or Bust. Photos were make public and blew up online.

Stay tuned as more news breaks on the reported AC/DC reunion.

 

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