ACE FREHLEY Announces Lineup Of His Touring Band


Ace Frehley has announced the touring lineup for the first leg of his first U.S. shows in four years.

The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has tapped none other than Richie Scarlet, who rode shotgun performing rhythm guitar and vocal duties on Ace’s “Trouble Walking” platter in 1989, and will do so again on stage. Richie toured with Ace in 1984 and 1985 and periodically from 1989 through 1995 and was also known for touring with Sebastian Bach.

On bass and vocals will be Chris Wyse from Queens, New York. Previously recording with Ozzy Osbourne and playing on Mick Jagger’s 2001 solo album, Chris is well known as the bass player from THE CULT since 2006. Chris can also be heard on Frehley’s new album, “Space Invader”, on select tracks. He also covers bass duties in his current band OWL.

Finally, Scot Coogan will be behind the drum kit for Frehley’s upcoming tour. Coogan played with Frehley for five years until 2012 when he left Ace’s band to focus on other projects. He has since toured and recorded with LYNCH MOB and sat behind the kit for Lita Ford on the 2012 “Rock Of Ages” tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON.

“I consider Ace a friend, and I will always be his drummer,” Scot said. “When he called me about doing shows, I was honored. We are both excited to have the chance to play together once again.”

Coogan recently completed work on the debut album from RED ZONE RIDER, a three-piece band also featuring world-class guitar hero Vinnie Moore (UFO) and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Keeling. RED ZONE RIDER’s self-titled CD was made available on September 16 via Magna Carta.

Says Frehley: “I can’t wait to hit the road again with this new lineup. I’ll be performing Ace classics as well as songs off my new CD, ‘Space Invader’, for the enjoyment of the fans. Let there be rock!”

Matt Starr, the featured drummer on “Space Invader”, will spend the next few months touring with MR. BIG as the replacement for Pat Torpey, who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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David Bowie Tribute Concert at Daley Plaza Tue, Sep 23, 2014, Noon–1 pm

Tue, Sep 23, 2014, Noon–1 pm

Celebrating the opening day of David Bowie Is, WXRT, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the MCA present a concert at Daley Plaza featuring Sons of the Silent Age, a leading David Bowie cover band. Sons of the Silent Age, led by Chris Connelly (Ministry and the Revolting Cocks) and Matt Walker (Morrissey and Smashing Pumpkins), honors the music and aesthetic of David Bowie through an impressive selection of songs taken from Bowie’s eclectic and extensive canon.

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Fame: ‘David Bowie Day’ Is September 23rd in Chicago


Tribute will coincide with Chicago opening of Bowie’s personal archive exhibit, ‘David Bowie Is…’

SOURCE: RollingStone

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel inadvertently declared himself the coolest mayor on Earth by proclaiming September 23rd “David Bowie Day.” The honor comes in connection with David Bowie Is…, a retrospective exhibit opening that day at the city’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

As Consequence of Sound notes, the announcement was delivered in a written proclamation in which Emanuel describes the art-rock legend as “an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26 critically acclaimed studio albums” who has “bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design and theatrical canons.”

According to the museum’s website, David Bowie Is… features over 300 items from the musician’s personal archives, including “never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics, and some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries,” which help demonstrate his creative evolution – “from his years as a teenager in the 1950s to the early 2000s, when he retired from touring.”

The exhibit – which was previously displayed in London, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Toronto on an international tour – will be an immersive experience, incorporating “advanced sound technology produced by Sennheiser, original animations, continuous audio accompaniment and video installations.” The Chicago exhibit, the tour’s only U.S. stop, will remain on view until January 4th, 2015.

A documentary about David Bowie Is…, which premiered at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013, will be shown in over 100 U.S. movie theaters on September 23rd, the day the exhibit hits Chicago.

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TOMMY VICTOR Talks To IMPACT Metal Channel


PRONG is touring North America in support of its latest release, “Ruining Lives”, which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. The tour kicked off on September 10 in Los Angeles, California and will run through October 14 in San Francisco, California. Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters OVERKILL. Following a quick break, the band will take part in SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest on October 25 in San Bernardino, California.

PRONG recently completed filming a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, taken from “Ruining Lives”. Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip, which can be seen below.

Comments PRONG mainman Tommy Victor: “PRONG has made a video for the song ‘Remove, Separate Self’, the new single from our recent LP, ‘Ruining Lives’. The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow-up to ‘Turnover’, we will release it on seven-inch vinyl as well. The single and video will correspond with our U.S./Canada tour starting September 10 through October 14. Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!”

SPV/Steamhammer released a new digital single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There are two versions of the single, which was made available on September 12. The seven-inch single will be released on October 24. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:

01. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
02. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by PRONG (Matt Heafy de-mix)

Comments TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With ‘Remove, Separate Self’, I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line — the title itself — the idea of ‘separating yourself’ made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place.

“Sometimes ‘remixes’ do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a ‘remix’ is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”

The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed In The West – Official Bootleg”.



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Glenn Danzig was interviewed on the September 12-14 edition of Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show.

Asked when fans can expect to see the follow-up to DANZIG’s 2010 album, “Deth Red Sabaoth”, Glenn said: “I’m working on that right now.” He added: “It seems like time just slips out of your hands. You wake up and, like, two or three years have passed.

“DANZIG did a lot of touring on this last record — I think more touring than I’ve ever done before. But it was spaced out over X amount of years.

“I think it’s time to just sit back a little after these shows in the fall and try and get everything I’ve been doing out.”

Danzig recently spent time in the studio working on an EP of Elvis Presley covers. A tentative early 2015 release is expected.

DANZIG’s cover version of the the classic Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra song “Some Velvet Morning”, featuring a guest appearance by Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS), was made available for streaming last year. The track was supposed to appear on Danzig’s covers album, which was also due to include Glenn’s renditions of classic songs from BLACK SABBATH, ELVIS PRESLEY and ZZ TOP, among others.

Danzig was in the studio in February with DANZIG guitarist/bandmate Tommy Victor (also of PRONG) recording three new tracks for the next DANZIG album. As of six months ago, Glenn had five new songs in various stages of completion.

The first new DANZIG studio album in six years, “Deth Red Sabaoth”, sold 11,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Deth Red Sabaoth” was released on June 22, 2010 via Evilive/The End Records. Produced by Glenn, the CD was recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009.

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Antarctigo Vespucci Beat Kitchen, 11/8, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

The Atlas Moth Beat Kitchen, 10/24, 10:30 PM.

Circa Survive House of Blues, 11/17, 6:45 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

The Clarks Beat Kitchen, 11/22, 9 PM.

Dream Police, Honey Empty Bottle, 11/17, 9 PM.

The Ghost Inside, Every Time I Die Concord Music Hall, 12/7, 5 PM, all-ages.

Ariana Grande Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 3/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/20, 10 AM.

Har Mar Superstar Double Door, 11/29, 9 PM, on sale Sat 9/20, noon.
Ian Hunter & the Rant Band Park West, 11/14, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Icona Pop (DJ set) The Mid, 10/3, 10 PM.

Syl Johnson SPACE, Evanston, 11/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sake Fri 9/19, 10 AM.
Sonny Knight & the Lakers SPACE, Evanston, 11/9, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Mark Lanegan Band Bottom Lounge, 11/4, 7 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, noon.

Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/13, 7 PM.

Lisa Loeb City Winery, 12/3, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/18, noon.

Los Lobos City Winery, 12/17-19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/18, noon.

Lvl Up Beat Kitchen, 10/12, 8 PM.

John Mellencamp Chicago Theatre, 2/17, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Bob Mould Metro, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, noon.

Mr. Gnome Beat Kitchen, 12/13, 8:30 PM.

New Found Glory, We Are the In Crowd House of Blues, 10/25, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Nude Beach Subterranean, 10/27, 8:30 PM.

Angel Olsen, Lionlimb Thalia Hall, 11/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Railroad Earth the Vic, 1/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Damien Rice Athenaeum Theatre, 10/13, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Lucy & Suzzy Roche Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 11/20, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Say Anything, Saves the Day, Reggie & the Full Effect House of Blues, 12/9, 7:30 PM.

Duncan Sheik City Winery, 10/30, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/18, noon.

Sick of it All, Negative Approach Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/2, 7 PM.

Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Exodus the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 12/6, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Survival Knife Subterranean, 11/14, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name Empty Bottle, 11/25-26, 9 PM.

Twista Double Door, 11/26, 8 PM, on sale Sat 9/20, noon.

Tyler, the Creator Concord Music Hall, 12/14, 6 PM, all-ages.

Lucinda Williams the Vic, 11/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/19, 10 AM.

Stevie Wonder United Center, 11/14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 9/22, 10 AM.

Nate Wooley & Carol Robinson Constellation, 11/2, 8:30 PM.


David Allan Coe Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/1, 7:30 PM, rescheduled from 7/16.

Justin Townes Earle, American Aquarium Park West, 9/23, 8 PM, moved from the Vic.

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