DANZIG to Perform Danzig III: How the Gods Kill (1997-25th Anniversary) in it’s Entirety at RIOT FEST


After last year’s reunion of The Misfits, Glenn Danzig returns to Riot Fest, this time bringing Danzig to celebrate the 25th anniversary of 1992’s Danzig III: How the Gods Kill. In a 4-star review of the album, Rolling Stone magazine said that Danzig “embodies the best in contemporary hard rock while displaying an originality that transcends genres. Rock is alarmingly short of visionaries these days; Danzig is the genuine article.”




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Vivid Adventures Live Broadcast at Exxxotica Chicago June 23-25


After a resounding success in its debut at the Exxxotica Mile High Expo in Denver last March, the Vivid Adventures live broadcast road show will open at Exxxotica Summer Heat in Chicago (at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL) on Friday, June 23.


Vivid Adventures is a get-close-to-fans series that features gorgeous Vivid Radio hosts and top Chaturbate cam girls interacting with each other and with fans. Chaturbate is the world’s most popular free, live-cam site; Vivid Radio is widely recognized as the most listened to adult network, available on VividRadio.com and on SiriusXM channel 415.

The Vivid Radio hosts, including current and legendary adult performers Aiden Starr, Annie Cruz, Tanya Tate, Nikki Delano and Joanna Angel, will host their lively broadcasts in person over the three-day expo, at Chaturbate booth #416. The daily schedule follows:


-Fri., June 23… 6-7pm, Annie Cruz/Nikki Delano
7-8pm, Aiden Starr/Joanna Angel
-Sat., June 24… 2-3pm, Aiden Starr/Nikki Delano
3-4pm, Annie Cruz/Joanna Angel
-Sun., June 25…1-2pm, Tanya Tate/Aiden Starr
2-3pm, Annie Cruz/Nikki Delano


The stunning radio personalities will interview the sexy Chaturbate cam girls, popular new and legendary adult performers, creators of new sex products and fans attending the expo among other personalities.


“Vivid Adventures has proven to be a wonderful way to interact with our fans,” said Marci Hirsch, Vice President of Production and Licensing for Vivid. “Enthusiasm seems to grow with each city that we visit.”


Exxxotica Expos are considered the largest events dedicated to sex and sexuality, offering fans a chance to interact with their favorite adult performers and explore their fantasies — all while shopping for the latest novelties, lingerie and other intimate items from more than 100 exhibitors.


“The Chaturbate booth at Exxxotica has proven to be a fan-favorite and the feedback we’ve gotten from joining forces with Vivid Radio for the Vivid Adventures program is that it’s a keeper,” said Shirley Lara, Chaturbate’s Chief of Operations.

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Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix August 18, 2017


Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.


The series also stars Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver as the antagonist, simply named Alexandra, and features the return of Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.


Marvel’s The Defenders is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.


Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, 2017 at 12:01am PT.

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Watch RAMMSTEIN’s Fiery ‘Sonne’ Performance From Germany’s ROCK IM PARK Festival

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Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel releases first new studio album in 20 years


September 15 sees the worldwide CD and digital release of Dance Underwater the first studio album of new material in 14 years from storied English rock band Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel via Restricted Release/Westworld Recordings in North America.

For a band to stay relevant across decades is unusual – but to do so with much of the same line-up for most of that time is exceptional. Such is the case with Gene Loves Jezebel, which indicates that these musicians come together not only out of an appreciation for the memorable music they create, but also because they truly like and respect each other. Jay Aston (vocals), James Stevenson (guitars), Pete Rizzo (bass) and Chris Bell (drums) – with Peter Walsh producing – have created extraordinary GLJ songs for 30 years now. With their new album, they honour that legacy by expanding it.

When the group announced a crowdfunding drive for their first album of new material in 14 years, fan response was swift and overwhelming, with donations far exceeding the initial goal. It is impressive, given the length of time since the last GLJ release from these gentlemen, that this outfit still generates this much interest. The band rewarded fans’ loyalty and trust with an intimate look inside the writing and recording process, with members posting frequent social media updates from the studio. Fans loved hearing about the joy and intensity that generate GLJ songs, and in turn, their outpouring of enthusiasm seemed to spur the group to greater levels of creativity. This give-and-take revealed the depth of mutual respect and gratitude between the band and its fans.

It is unsurprising that this edition of GLJ has proven as relevant and creatively vibrant as ever. These are the same members that helped the band achieve many of its biggest successes. This is not to say that any previous incarnations were unsuccessful but with this particular line-up, the GLJ sound crystallized into its most recognizable and enduring form.

GLJ members have always been far more interested in moving forward artistically, rather than dwelling on past achievements, but this reunion seems an appropriate occasion to acknowledge how each has made an integral imprint on the signature GLJ sound. Without any of them, GLJ might not have evolved into a such special entity with passionate fans worldwide.

Jay Aston founded GLJ in London in 1981 and quickly gained a fervent following. Promise, the band’s trailblazing debut, appeared in 1983. Though he shared vocals with his brother Michael, Jay was the primary songwriter. Jay’s songs, spotlighting his uninhibited and highly distinctive singing style, made GLJ instantly memorable and identifiable. Immigrant followed in 1985, marking Pete Rizzo’s first recordings with the band; his inventive and complex bass lines instantly became an essential part of the GLJ sound. The band matured even further on Discover (1986), when James Stevenson joined and demonstrated his talent for delivering guitar work that is both melodic and powerful. (Discover was also the first GLJ album that Peter Walsh was involved in, starting a symbiotic relationship that continues with their new album.) Then, on The House of Dolls (1987), Chris Bell joined the band full-time, his drumming providing a flawless foundation. Michael was largely absent from recording that album, resulting in the four-piece incarnation of Jay, Pete, James and Chris that is still going strong to this day.

It is noteworthy that while GLJ grew increasingly successful with each release, The House of Dolls led to a big jump in their U.K. and U.S. popular chart success, as well as substantial MTV exposure, a trend that continued when this same lineup released Kiss of Life (1990) and the single “Jealous” reached the top spot on the U.S. alternative rock chart. The band had clearly hit its stride, and the artistic achievements continued unabated with the following studio albums: Heavenly Bodies in 1992 (which the band itself considers its finest studio recording – until this new album, that is!), VII in 1999, and The Thornfield Sessions in 2003.

There is a particular ineffable magic in these musicians reuniting as GLJ. Their experience and knowledge add a layer of depth to the music they create together. They refuse to relegate their band to some nostalgia/novelty circuit; you will never find them merely creating a House of Dolls 2.0. Instead, their new release is intense and energetic, reflecting the euphoria found in rekindling a fulfilling long-time dynamic partnership.

Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel is set to embark on its next decade of musical excellence. The new album is truly a gift to all the fans who helped make it possible.


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David Lee Roth Responds To Ex-Van Halen Manager’s Tell All


David Lee Roth made a rare return to Twitter this week to offer a humorous response to a new tell-all book that was released last week by the band’s former manager.


Roth had been absent from the social media site since last fall but suddently reappeared, or rather one of his representatives did on his behalf, following last week’s release of Noel E. Monk’s memoir from his time as the band’s manager “Runnin’ With the Devil: A Backstage Pass Into the Wild Times, Loud Rock and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen.”


Roth appears to be laughing off the new book with his camp posting the following series of tweets: “In anticipation of inevitable inquiries & questions posed to David Lee Roth in regard to the publication of this ‘book’…


“Mr. Roth’s responses are as follows: Answer No. 1: Yes Answer No. 2: Probably Answer No. 3: My lawyer says I can’t remember. Final response: What a long great trip it’s been, stay frosty.”

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