Society 1 Releases “Can’t Get Through” Music Video



Society 1 has released a music video for their track “Can’t Get
Through” from their up coming album “Rise From The Dead”. The video,
was directed and edited by singer Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions
(John 5, Wayne Static, Zakk Wylde, DMC, Orgy). The song was Produced &
Mixed by Alex Crescioni at Stygian Sound and Mastered by Mike Wells
at Mike Wells Mastering.


“This is a song that I thought was about one thing but really was
about something else. It’s so bizarre how opening yourself creatively
can reveal the most difficult truths to see and accept. I wish the
pain in this song on no one.” said Zane


Watch the video here:

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It’s about fucking time: THE ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB one night only reunion show



THE ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB will be performing live for ONE SHOW ONLY to celebrate the band’s 25th Anniversary.


There will be NO TOUR. There will be NO ADDITIONAL DATES added. If you have always wanted to see the band or if you have been hoping to see them again years later, this is your chance. Many of you have expressed that you would do or give anything for that opportunity. Now you have it. All you will have to do is travel to Florida.


Please do NOT ask if the band will reconsider and add more shows, make offers to arrange shows in your area, or complain that this single show is inconvenient or unfair. THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE SHOW.


EHC band members, some of whom have not seen each other in over ten years, will be converging from several corners of the country for this reunion at great expense and no small personal sacrifice. It will NOT happen again.


For this performance, the Electric Hellfire Club will be:


Rev. Thomas Thorn – vocals, etc.
Ricktor Ravensbrück – guitar
Richard Frost – keyboards
Rex Sterling aka John Hatch – drums


All of the aforementioned personnel have previously performed, toured and recorded extensively as members of EHC.


There will be a number of extraordinary and notorious guests joining the band onstage – some as a surprise while others will be announced in advance as the date looms closer.


Suffice it to say that this will be a once in a lifetime event that you will not want to miss.


There will also be connected events and opportunities before, after and in the days immediately following the show to be announced at a later date.


The ELECTRIC HELLFIRE CLUB is pleased and honored to share the stage with special guests NATHAN GRAY COLLECTIVE (featuring CoS priest and BOYSETSFIRE frontman Nathan Gray) and ASMODEUS X from Houston, TX.


The show will take place on Friday, December 2nd at the Orpheum in the Ybor City District of Tampa, FL


Advance tickets will be available on the venue’s website. We will post the link here when it becomes active.



It is our hope that you will choose to join us for this historic evening of psychedelic blasphemy as we celebrate our silver anniversary with songs from every release spanning EHC’s decade plus musical legacy. There will certainly be a few surprises that promise to make this a night you will remember forever.


Tune in, turn on…and join us on the Highway to Hell. This is your only chance, so what are you waiting for?

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ACE FREHLEY’s ‘Origins Vol. 1’ Cracks U.S. Top 25; ‘Fire And Water’ Video Feat. PAUL STANLEY Due This Week


Ace Frehley’s solo covers set, “Origins Vol. 1”, debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 16,109 equivalent album units in the week ending April 21.


The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

In terms of pure album sales, “Origins Vol. 1” opened with just under 15,824 copies.


Ace has also confirmed that his music video for the FREE cover “Fire And Water” will feature his former bandmate and KISS’s co-founding frontman Paul Stanley.


The “Fire And Water” video holds its place in rock and roll history as the first time in 14 years that Frehley and Stanley have shared a stage since KISS’s appearance at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. It’s also the first time Frehley has released a music video since 1989, which was Frehley’s cover of “Do Ya” by ELO and THE MOVE


During an appearance on KBAD 94.5’s “Morning Crash” radio show, Stanley stated about his collaboration with Frehley: “Ace was doing an album of covers, songs that influenced him and that he loved, and called me. And it’s always very funny, because with caller ID, I look, and the phone’s ringing, and I see Ace’s name come up. So, of course…


“Look, for all the bickering and stuff that we may say about each other, we go back to a very magical time. We started this together. So in spite of whatever we may say from time to time or things that get blown up, we are a family, and a dysfunctional one, but nonetheless a family.


“So Ace said, ‘Would you do something on the album?’ I said, ‘Sure. Of course.'”


He continued: “If [Ace] succeeds, it only makes me happy. I don’t wanna see anybody fail, especially somebody who I’m close to. Even if I don’t speak to him weekly, even monthly, we are connected in a way that will go to the end.


“There’s a great song by FREE called ‘Fire And Water’, which was on the album with ‘All Right Now’. Paul Rodgers, besides being a friend of mine, is one of the consummate vocalists. So to get a chance to sing something that’s a little different than what I do in KISS was something I didn’t take lightly, because Paul Rodgers is a hell of a vocalist. So it was great, and it was a lot of fun, and it was terrific. And I only wish Ace well with it.”


Ace spoke to Rolling Stone about his teamup with Stanley. Frehley said: “I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it. He jumped at the chance to do this because it’s something that’s outside of KISS and his character in KISS, and it gave him a chance to, y’know, sing. With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on ‘Fire And Water’, he’s singing deep from his diaphragm, and it’s a real cool vocal. Everyone’s who heard it was just thinks it’s the shit.”


Other high-profile artists guesting with Ace on the new album are Slash, Lita Ford, Mike McCready, and John 5. In addition to the FREE track, Ace and his guests tackle key classic rock touchstones by CREAM, STEPPENWOLF, LED ZEPPELIN, THIN LIZZY, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, THE ROLLING STONES, THE KINKS — and even KISS.


“Origins Vol. 1” track listing:


01. White Room (CREAM)
02. Street Fighting Man (ROLLING STONES)
03. Spanish Castle Magic (JIMI HENDRIX) (feat. John 5)
04. Fire And Water (FREE) (feat. Paul Stanley)
05. Emerald (THIN LIZZY) (feat. Slash)
06. Bring It On Home (LED ZEPPELIN)
07. Wild Thing (THE TROGGS) (feat. Lita Ford)
08. Parasite (KISS) (feat. John 5)
09. Magic Carpet Ride (STEPPENWOLF)
10. Cold Gin (KISS) (feat. Mike McCready)
11. Till The End Of The Day (THE KINKS)
12. Rock And Roll Hell (KISS)

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MTV’s ‘Unplugged’ to Return This Year


SOURCE: Rolling Stone


MTV Unplugged, one of MTV’s strongest franchises from the heyday of music video, will return to the channel later this year. The show famously presented megastar artists performing their hits on acoustic instruments, with few exceptions. The network announced the revival at a television-industry “upfront” presentation on Thursday.

A press release from the network stated that “the revitalized Unplugged will restore key elements that made the franchise so groundbreaking in the first place, while resetting the show in the multi-platform video world of today,” according to Deadline. It did not expound upon how it would program the show with regard to artists and music genres.

Beginning in 1989, the series presented performances by Squeeze, Aerosmith, Elton John, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others. Several artists, including Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Jay Z, Alanis Morrisette, Alice in Chains and 10,000 Maniacs, among many others, released album versions of their Unplugged episodes. Broadcasts of the show began to fizzle out in the early 2000s, though the show came back occasionally and lived on in various forms with online-only episodes and on sister channels.

The network, which all but expunged music from its programming in the mid-2000s, also announced another weekly music series at it upfront. Wonderland promises to “re-imagine” live music programming and MTV said it would present a “smart, comedic take on pop culture at large.” It will feature new music, live performances and young comedians in a performance space named Wonderland in Los Angeles.



“Live performances are the beating heart of every episode and this show will provide a platform for artists to experiment with the unexpected, express their creativity in new ways and deliver one-off performances that will become inked in the public consciousness,” the press materials claimed.

Other series the network presented include a Zac Efron documentary, a new music competition series by Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice), a program that shows stand-up comics’ routines acted out and a show about a dance master class, among others.

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Garbage Can’t Shake Self-Doubt on Blazing New Single, ‘Empty’




Alt-pop pioneers Garbage recently announced news of their sixth studio album, Strange Little Birds, and now they’ve unveiled its first single, “Empty.”


Play the song at this link:


The track, which debuted on Wednesday morning on KROQ’s Kevin & Bean show, goes hard on the ’90s nostalgia, bolstering the anxious lyrics with a light, “Special”-esque electronic drumbeat and searing, meaty guitar strains reminiscent of the commanding “Not My Idea.


“‘Empty’ is just exactly what it says it is. A song about emptiness,” said leader Shirley Manson in a press release.



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6 Years Ago: Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Dies


SOURCE: by Jon Wiederhorn


At first it seemed like a bad joke. On April 14, 2010, reports started trickling in that Peter Steele, the hulkish frontman of Type O Negative, was dead. It was impossible to believe, and not just for the normal reasons. Steele had a legendary morbid streak and was no novice at defying death.

Since forming Type O Negative in 1989 out of the ashes of crossover metal band Carnivore, Steele had attempted suicide, overdosed, and even faked his own death in 2005 with a post on the band’s website. He seemed like a gothic metal Keith Richards, a guy who would tempt fate over and over and live to tell the tale. But on April 14, 2010, Steele, who had been sick in bed with the flu for a couple days, died from an aortic aneurysm at age 48.

There had been several occasions when Steele was battling with drugs and alcohol and was lying in the hospital, seemingly on the verge of expiration, but this wasn’t one of them. Just days before he died, he was proud about finally being clean and sober and excited about moving to a place near Staten Island to start working on the follow-up to the band’s seventh album, 2007’s Dead Again.

Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly were getting ready to rehearse with their doom metal side project Seventh Void when Kelly received the bad news.

“I got a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognize, so I let it go to voicemail,” he says. “It was Peter’s sister. I called her up and said, ‘What’s up?’ and she was like, ‘We lost Peter.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ and she said, ‘He’s gone.’ At the time, they didn’t know the cause of death.”

After he received the news, Kelly drove the rest of the short distance to rehearsal and told Hickey what had happened. “He started yelling at me: ‘How come you didn’t call me?!?’ recalls Kelly. “I was like, ‘I was going to see you in five minutes!’ I didn’t want to tell him over the phone. We were both in complete disbelief. It was like the end of an era, man. The end of an era.”

While Steele was clean and sober when he died, he abused alcohol and drugs — especially cocaine — for years even though he was on medication for a heart condition known at atrial fibrillation, basically an irregular heartbeat. “Who knows if he died from all the drugs over the years or something else,” says keyboardist Josh Silver. “He was diagnosed with the condition years and years ago, but if you take care of yourself and do the right stuff it’s something you can live with for quite a while. There are plenty of 90-year-olds running around with it.”

Hickey adds, “He always said that he felt the flutter in his heart, even when he was a kid, so he might have been born with it for all we know. He’s had four or five males in his family that have died from heart disease before 50, so it could have been congenital. Who knows? There is a price you pay for being so big, too.”

Steel was 6 feet, 7 inches; he wasn’t just large, he was larger than life. Though he claimed he was shy and suffered from stage fright, he eagerly embraced his role as spokesman for the band. As such, he had a deep voice and was surprisingly soft-spoken but had a razor-sharp wit and a hysterical, self-deprecating sense of humor. The singer-bassist claimed to be a misanthropist, wrote sarcastic lyrics that got him pegged by some as a racist and a misogynist. He repeatedly denied the accusations and those close to him insist the misunderstandings were all a part of Steele’s bizarre sense of humor. That said, he was arguably homophobic. He once told me in an interview that he wasn’t “anti-homosexual, just pro-heterosexual.” But lyrics to songs like “I Like Goils” suggest otherwise: “I know I’m strange but I ain’t no queer, so take your rage and disappear/… To make it clear that you can’t bone me my tattooed ass reads ‘exit only.’”

In 1995, during the height of the success of Type O Negative’s most popular album Bloody Kisses, Steele posed full frontal nude for the centerfold of Playgirl. The move made a splash among the band’s female fans, and some of their male ones as well. “He got upset when gay guys came up and asked for his autograph with the picture,” recalls Hickey. “Some of them even came up to me. I was like, ‘I ain’t signing that. Get the f— out of here!’”

Despite Steele’s public reputation, he was undyingly loyal to those who knew him and friendly to fans. Still, those who knew him best remember his excessive behavior, whether writing music or engaging in day-to-day activities. “Peter always did things in extremes,” Kelly recalls. “If he was going to work out, he was going to be as big as he could be. When it came to eating, he wouldn’t just sit down and have a meal, he had to have two or three meals.”

“If Peter did something that he enjoyed, that was pleasurable for him, he went all the way with it,” Hickey says. It was just another extension of his obsessive behavior. Women, food, alcohol, he had to have mass quantities. He dreaded running out of anything. He’s the only guy I know who could do two eight balls and eat 60 dollars of Chinese food.”

Whether a result of his unhealthy behavior or a symptom of his heart ailment, Steele was hospitalized on several occasions both at home and mid-tour. Even so, he rarely took care of himself and often put his sense of humor above his health.

“There was one point he was in the hospital overseas,” recalls Hickey. “He had had eight different surgeons trying to figure out what was wrong with him, and none of them spoke English. They’re saying, ‘What kind of drugs do you do?’ Pete says, ‘Cocaine, alcohol and redheads.’ So he’s sitting there in a hospital, half-green. The doctors come back in three days later and say, ‘Excuse me, we need to know… what are redheads?’ They thought it was a pill or a drug.”

On another occasion, Steele was hospitalized near his home, but didn’t stay long enough to be treated. “He calls me up and I go, “What are you doing out? What are you doing home?!?, You’re supposed to be in the hospital,” Kelly recalls. “And he says, “I couldn’t take the food anymore.’ He was only a third yellow at that point. It was a miracle. He went from being green in a bed to two and a half weeks later, we were on tour, and he was performing. Stuff like that was always happening with Peter.”

Loudwire contributor Jon Wiederhorn is the primary author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, as well as the co-author of Scott Ian’s autobiography, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax, and Al Jourgensen’s autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.

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