MINISTRY 2015 Touring Lineup


MINISTRY have confirmed their touring lineup for next year. Joining Al Jourgensen in the band’s latest incarnation will be guitarists Monte Pittman (PRONG, MADONNA) and Sin Quirin, bassist Tony Campos (SOULFLY, STATIC-X), drummer Aaron Rossi and keyboardist John Bechdel.

In an interview with “The Classic Metal Show” earlier in the year, PRONG mainman Tommy Victor, who has played extensively with the Jourgensen-led combo in the past, spoke about how Al’s well-documented alcohol and drug use has impeded the MINISTRY leader’s ability to perform onstage and the negative impact it might have had on other bandmembers, including guitarist Mike Scaccia and bassist Paul Raven, who both passed away in recent years.

“Yeah, it’s a hard situation to be in,” Victor said. “When I got in there, I was running five miles a day, I was clean and sober. And then, the environment around there… by the time I got out of a couple of tours, I was smoking and drinking again. That’s the decision I made. In order to fit in, you know, you’ve gotta do certain things. However, a guy like Sin Quirin, he was able to work with Al and keep his own identity, and I’ve gotta give him a lot of kudos for that, and Al respected him for that. So you can get caught up, or you don’t get caught up, and that’s the decision you make.”

He continued: “You can’t blame Al for Mike’s and Raven’s departure from this realm, really. Everyone’s got their own personal decision to make, and choose their own lifestyle. So you can’t blame anybody else.”

Asked if it is solely the environment that has fueled destructive behavior in MINISTRY or if it has anything to do with the creative process within the band, Victor said: “No. I think that any kind of substance abuse and that whole thing delays and clouds the project. And I hope Al can get to that point right now. But he’s always relied on that in order to believe that he’s creative on the whole thing. Hopefully, when he pulls out of whatever he’s going through, he can realize… Maybe he can come back and start being just a vehicle for what’s out there in the universe and able to put a true record together rather than all these interference’s from the attachment to whatever he thinks is going to enable his creativity. Which, I just think it’s a false mentality.”

MINISTRY’s 13th studio album, “From Beer To Eternity”, was released in September 2013 via 13th Planet Records.

MINISTRY 2015 is:

Al Jourgensen – Vocals
Monte Pittman (PRONG, MADONNA) – Guitar
Sin Quirin – Guitar
Tony Campos (SOULFLY, STATIC-X) – Bass
Aaron Rossi – Drums
John Bechdel – Keyboards

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KID ROCK To Release ‘First Kiss’ Album In February


Kid Rock will release a new album, “First Kiss”, on February 24, 2015. The CD, his first on Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Kid Rock (with the exception of two songs which were co-produced by Dann Huff) and was recorded at his studio in Michigan.

Following the success of 2012′s “Rebel Soul” and the accompanying “$20 Best Night Ever Tour”, Kid Rock wasted no time getting back to work in the studio. The massive touring on the last album cycle allowed Kid Rock to play in front of over 550,000 people in one summer, and left him energized to write and record new material without taking much of a break. Plans for an even more ambitious summer 2015 tour with his TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER BAND will be announced shortly.

According to a press release, “‘First Kiss’ signals the continued evolution of one of music’s most versatile performers, but we’re not going to tell you what it sounds like — we just couldn’t do it justice and we’re confident the music will speak for itself. If you do the math, though, every record Kid Rock has released through WMG has gone platinum or multi-platinum (with the exception of ‘Live Trucker’ and ‘Rebel Soul’, which are both certified gold), so it’s safe to bet the legions of fans Kid Rock has cultivated over his 25-year career are going to enjoy this one too.”

Expect the first single to be released at the top of the year, with multi-format airplay and a music video.

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FOO FIGHTERS’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Projected To Sell 200K First Week

FOO FIGHTERS’ new studio album, “Sonic Highways”, is likely to sell around 200,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on November 10 via Roswell/RCA. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, November 19.

“Sonic Highways” was recorded in eight different iconic studios in eight different cities over the course of a year.

The band laid down the music for the album in cities that have a great musical history and invited local legends to contribute to the sessions as well.

The results have been chronicled in an eight-part documentary series, called “Sonic Highways”, that Dave Grohl directed. The series premiered on HBO last month.

Among the cities visited were Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Grohl interviewed a number of personalities for the series, including Slash, Dan Auerbach of the BLACK KEYS, LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Pharrell Williams, Joan Jett, CHEAP TRICK ‘s Rick Nielsen, Paul Stanley of KISS, Joe Walsh, ZZ TOP’s Billy F. Gibbons, Macklemore, Buddy Guy and even President Barack Obama.

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POISON: Next Year ‘Is Gonna Be The Biggest Reunion Ever’


On October 18, rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon conducted an interview with POISON singer Bret Michaels at the 62nd annual California RV Show at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.

Asked about POISON’s plans for 2015, Michaels said “With POISON, next year, if everything goes awesome, is gonna be the biggest reunion ever. It’s gonna be great. C.C. [DeVille, bass], Bobby [Dall, bass], Rikki [Rockett, drums], myself — all original [members] — we’re gonna take it out there on the road and it’s gonna be an unbelievable summer.”

POISON played a private gig last month and has another scheduled for January.

Rockett — who has been keeping busy playing in DEVIL CITY ANGELS alongside former L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Eric Brittingham (CINDERELLA) and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (CHEAP THRILL) — recently told the “92 Minutes Of Hair With Mel” show on the Las Vegas, Nevada radio station KOMP 92.3 about rumors and speculation about a possible rift within POISON, particularly as it relates to him and Bret Michaels: “Actually, there’s nothing wrong within the band that I’m aware of — I mean, unless something happened and nobody told me.

“Sure, we’re trying to put a tour together. And if we can put it together and it makes sense and we can get our crap together, we will do something.

“What I was answering in one question [in a previous interview] was, ‘At this moment, as I sit here, we’re not contracted for a POISON tour next summer.’ That’s all I was saying. And it contradicted something Bret had said [in a separate interview], but not really. Bret didn’t say we had a tour for sure either. He said, ‘I think we’re gonna probably be able to tour. And I’m not saying that we are.’ He didn’t commit to either. Whatever… It’s fine.”

According to Rockett: “POISON has never disbanded. POISON will continue on as long as it makes sense. I mean, C.C. [DeVille, guitar] departed for a while and that was really the only time we weren’t the original lineup. But we always will be until it just doesn’t make sense anymore.”

Rockett took to Twitter in February 2014 to complain that POISON couldn’t hit the road this summer because a certain member of the glam-metal act was “making it a problem.”

POISON last toured the U.S. in 2012 as part of the “Rock Of Ages” package with DEF LEPPARD and LITA FORD.

 

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Aesop Rock Metro, 2/6, 9 PM, on sale Fri 11/14, noon.

Apache Relay Schubas, 3/6, 10 PM, on sale Fri 11/14, noon.

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ultraviXXXen Corina Taylor now at clips4sale


Sexy b film actress and former adult starlet Vicki Marie Taylor or Corina Taylor whichever you wish to call this petite little bombshell has now gotten her feet wet in the new online adult markets. She has opened stores on a couple of clips sites including clips 4 sale. She says that her friends with Troma films made the suggestion to her.Taylor has also opened a store on iwantclips and her store is “Vicki Taylor Scandalous”

 

Taylor has not acted or produced any work of this nature since leaving the adult world in 2006 after appearing at AEE to be with her daughter and to pursue some mainstream acting roles in which she managed to snag a few minor roles and a lead or two. She also continues to hold the title of Mondogirl and contributes to the website mondocult.com.Taylor says that people in her hometown continue to trash her for associations as an adult starlet but that she continues to stand by all of her choices in business.

 

She has also recently signed on to become the face and part owner of a new website based out of Texas to be titled Swak-X.com. It is currently in production. She most recently appeared in the March issue of Star magazine in which it stated that she had now begun a mainstream side to her career but Taylor is clearly still dabbling in the adult side of things and being on the naughty side. She is also currently available to book.

 

 

Taylor thanks everyone at MK and the infamous Alex Zander for continuing to support her work and for remaining long time friends of hers.Taylor sends love to her fans and wants them to be on the look out for her upcoming projects in 2015 and to be sure and visit her new online stores.Thanks again to MK for giving a shout out to this sexy little rockstar from Little Rock.Now go and show her the support that she deserves as she has been rockin’ and rollin’ for an entire decade!!! \m/

 

contact: vickitaylorscandalous@gmail.com for bookings, interviews, custom dvd requests

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