Word on the Street

  • North American dates for AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour were announced today. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium (see below for full list of dates and on-sale information). Tickets available via Ticketmaster. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5th in Holland and run through late July.
    The North American Tour date announcement comes days after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of their current single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” which kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This marked the Grammy winning band’s first time performing on U.S. television in over 14 years. AC/DC are also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10thand 17th. Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust World Tour.
    AC/DC’s latest album ‘Rock or Bust’ was released on December 2nd and immediately topped sales charts around the globe.  The album’s first 2 singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust” were added to rock radio and featured in ad campaigns for major brands like Major League Baseball and Beats headphones. 
    AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.

  • Motor Sister - Fork in the Road"Motor Sister is a group of musicians whose collective musicalpedigrees speak for themselves." Mother Superiorfounder, guitarist, andvocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax's Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.   

    Today the band presents the first video fromRide.  The video shows the band recording the song "Fork in the Road".  Check out the exclusive premiere, courtesy of Artist Direct. 

    The video for "Fork in the Road" provides a rare glimpse into the recordingof thisMother Superiorfavorite byMOTOR SISTER.

    The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian's fiftieth birthdayparty. Thanks to Scott's wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solocareer withMother Superiorfront man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was aquick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott's dream gig. "Iwanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favoriteMother Superiorsongs and getthese guys together and have the concert at my house," Ian says of the eventthat eventually led to an album.

  • Europe - War of KingsSwedish rock legends EUROPE will release their 10th studio album, War of Kings, on March 10, 2015 in the United States via Hell & Back Recordings. In celebration of the release, the band has launched the official worldwide premiere of their new music video for the title track “War of Kings”, directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (In Flames, At The Gates, Arch Enemy).
    UltimateClassicRock.com is hosting the North American premiere of the video. Watch the official video
    Stay tuned for more tracks and teasers coming soon from EUROPE in anticipation of War of Kings!
    War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format.
    Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience.

  • RIOT V - Ride Hard Live FreeThe remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT regrouped lastyear as RIOT V and released the fantastic album "Unleash The Fire", which topped the year end media charts worldwide.

    Today they unleash a new lyric video for the song "Ride Hard Live Free". Check out the video.

    "Unleash The Fire" is out now as a digipak version with one bonus trackand poster, a 2LP colored vinyl version, standard version and download viaSPV/Steamhammer. Purchase it on Amazon and iTunes.

    RIOT V Live 2015:

    • 3/13: US-Brooklyn,NY - Defenders Of The Old Festival III
    • 4/25: D-Lauda/Königshofen - Keep It True Festival
    • 6/6: SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
    • 7/25: E-Barcelona - Rock Fest


    Courtesy of Freeman Promotions

  • MastodonGlobally acclaimed hard rock icons and vinyl aficionados, Mastodon,have announced they willreissue all of their Reprise Records titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the serieswill be 2006'sBlood Mountain, which will be issued on a mix of solid yellow and transparent greenvinyl onMarch 3rd. Upon its release, Guitar WorldcalledBlood Mountain"pulverizing" with an "utterrestlessness that grips you tighter with each cut." It also placed at No. 9 onRolling Stone's Top 50Albums of 2007.

    OnJune 2nd, 2009'sCrack the Skyewill be released on baby blue vinyl. EarningMastodonunanimous critical praise, the album led toRolling Stonecalling them "the greatest metalband of their generation - no one else comes close," whileRevolverpraisedCrack the Skyeas thework of "a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers."


Scrap Metal February 22 2015

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This week in Scrap Metal compiled by our local "Rivet Head" Gail Flug: Unsettling news from the Iron Maiden camp along with what’s up with their former frontman, Slayer to unleash a new track; dates for Testament, Slash and STP; a few musicians in acting roles and a another loss to the metal world.