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Concert Photos: Shiraz Lane 2016; Heatseeker Show; Tavastia Club; Helsinki, Finland

PHOTOS BY: Fowler Photography

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Music Review Lita Ford CD: Time Capsule

lita
By: Callum (CJ) Lavender
Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Available: 15th April 2016
Official Website: http://litafordonline.com
Lita’s name rang a bell but I couldn’t remember where from. So doing some quick searches to refresh my memory, it’s a pleasure to be able to listen to her latest release, especially with the background and history she has. So what kind of album is it? Well it’s hard to really label it as anything specific because it includes a lot of variety of the rock spectrum. This is good.

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Video: MICHAEL MONROE Joins SLASH On Stage In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) on stage this past Tuesday (February 19) at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland to perform the songs “We’re All Gonna Die” and “Magic Carpet Ride”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

Monroe, whose solo band opened the show, stated after the concert: “We had an absolute blast with Slash on Tuesday at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki! A big thank you to Slash for inviting us to open the show. And for having me come up to jam on ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ and ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. It was truly magical. Good times and then some!”

Monroe has completed recording his new solo album in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2013 release. He states, “We laid down 12 killer tracks! We’re all really excited about it!”

Michael‘s latest CD, “Sensory Overdrive”, was released in the U.S. and Canada in August 2011 via Spinefarm/Universal. The CD, which was made available in Europe in March 2011 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records, featured guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and three-time Grammy-winning country/folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

“Sensory Overdrive” was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, JOHN LENNON, CLUTCH, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT and NEW YORK DOLLS, among many others.

Monroe in June 2011 recruited Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES to be the guitarist of Monroe‘s solo band following the departure of Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS).

Photo by Ville Juurikkala (courtesy of Michael Monroe‘s Facebook page)

GUNS N’ ROSES – Axl Rose Added To 2013 Topps Archives Baseball Set

According to Cardboardconnection.com, GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose has been added to the 10 Heavy Metal Autographs set of the 2013 Topps Archives baseball set, featuring notable musicians from the 1980s.

The cards will be limited to 25 copies and printed on metal and will include:
Axl Rose (GUNS N’ ROSES)
Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW)
Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE)
Kip Winger (WINGER)
Reb Beach (Winger, WHITESNAKE)
LITA FORD
Bobby Brown (WARRANT’s ‘Cherry Pie’ video)
Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER)

2013 Topps Archives Baseball is slated for release on May 29th.

NIKKI SIXX Talks About MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Next Studio Album, Eventual ‘Farewell’ Tour – Feb. 6, 2013

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Loudwire about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next studio album.

Sixx and his bandmates last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.

Written when the band was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.

“We’ve been writing,” Sixx said. “We started the record with the song ‘Sex’ and I have a ton of riffs. I know Mick [Mars, guitar] has told me he has a ton of riffs and it’s just a matter of now collecting riffs. For a while, it was only writing segments of music and getting together and collaborating but now I’m starting to finish music more like I used to more — like I used to in the old days — and finish it top to bottom. So I look forward to getting in the room with my band and going, ‘Here’s ten of my ideas, what have you got?’ and then we kind of let that process happen.”

Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s long-term future, Sixx said: “We haven’t been shy that MÖTLEY CRÜE has been talking about somewhere in the near future doing a farewell tour. We talked about it on ‘Piers Morgan’ and different interviews. It’s not that we hate each other or we don’t work together well. I think it’s just at some point we want to leave it with some sort of a legacy that’s leaving it in a good way. I just see some bands that keep fucking beating a dead horse and I’m like, ‘Get off the horse, dude, it’s dead.’ And MÖTLEY CRÜE is really at one of our highest points we’ve been and I would like to see us even climb higher by seeing us finish our movie, an album and then maybe announcing a farewell tour and going out at the top. It would be a really nice look.”