ACE FREHLEY On His Touring Plans: ‘It All Depends On What The Promoters Are Willing To Pay’

 

art by Chicago’s own Mitch O’Connell 

Ace Frehley is still unsure if he will embark on a major tour in support of his recently released solo album, “Space Invader”, saying that his schedule will be dictated by simple economics.

During an interview for VH1 Classic “That Metal Show” co-host Eddie Trunk’s podcast, “Eddie Trunk Podcast”, Ace was asked how hard he plans to hit the road to promote his new CD, which sold around 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“It all depends on what the promoters are willing to pay,” Ace said. “I like to pay my people well. If I can’t get enough money on the road to pay everybody and turn a nice profit, I’m not gonna do a major tour, I’ll do selected shows. It all depends. And if the album takes off the way I hope it will, it’ll probably be different.”

Frehley’s previous album, “Anomaly”, opened with around 17,000 units back in September 2009 to debut at No. 27.

According to VegasNews.com, drummer Scot Coogan will return to Frehley’s band this fall, along with THE CULT’s Chris Wyse, to tour in support of “Space Invader”.

“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 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.

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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HERE’S THE FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW SATANIC MONUMENT BEING BUILT FOR OKLAHOMA’S STATEHOUSE


SOURCE: www.vice.com

In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma.

The statue is a direct response to the state’s installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012. State Representative Mike Ritze paid for the controversial statue with his own money, and therefore it was considered a donation and OK to place on government property. Following that line of reasoning, the Satanic Temple submitted a formal application for their monument.

As Trait Thompson of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission told CNN last December, “Individuals and groups are free to apply to place a monument or statue or artwork.” The applications are then approved or rejected by the Commission. Unfortunately, the state has placed a halt on issuing permits for any other monuments until a lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Ritze’s Commandments monument is settled.

Nonetheless, the Satanists are building this thing, and I was offered an early peek at the work in progress by Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves. Greaves told me he has received numerous threats from people who want to attack the sculpture, but that he “wouldn’t expect these outraged and nearly insensible reactionaries to actually know how to assault a bronze monument without severely hurting themselves in the process.” Still, he’s not taking any chances. The Temple is building a mold of the sculpture so they can pop these things out like evil, terribly expensive action figures whenever they need a new one.

“Depending on our insurance policy,” Greaves said, “we may be able to cast two from the destruction of one, expediting our arrival to the next battleground.”

The Temple estimates that the monument will be finished in a few months. Once it’s done, they plan to put it in front of the Oklahoma Statehouse regardless of the the Capitol Preservation Commission’s ongoing battle against the ACLU. They feel this should be allowed because their application was submitted before all the hullabaloo over Ritze’s monument.

“After all,” Greaves told me, “the Ten Commandments still stand at the State Capitol. We are fully willing to place our monument at the Capitol, even while the ACLU suit is fought, with the understanding that a judgment against the Ten Commandments will have ramifications for our monument as well, likely resulting in the removal of both.”

The Baphomet, which will stand seven feet tall and be a testament to the glory of the Angel of the Bottomless Pit, would be placed directly beside the sculpture glorifying the laws given to Moses by the Christian God. The idea of a Satanic monument sitting on government property in Oklahoma—which is like the Bible Belt’s Bible Belt—seems a bit far-fetched, but Greaves says that “there has been quite a bit of discussion among legal scholars who recognize how difficult it would actually be for Oklahoma to turn us down… Constitutional law is quite clear on this issue: The state can’t discriminate against viewpoints. If they’ve opened the door for one, they’ve opened it for all.”

Ryan Kiesel from the Oklahoma ACLU seems to agree. He told the Libertarian Republic, “If, at the end of the day, the Ten Commandments monument is allowed to remain on the Capitol grounds with its overtly Christian message, then the Satanic Temple’s proposal can’t be rejected because it is of a different religious viewpoint.”

One popular argument being used against the Temple’s monument is that it doesn’t have “any historical significance for the State of Oklahoma,” as State Representative Paul Wesselhoft told a local news station in January. “The only reason why the Ten Commandments qualified,” he continued, “is because at the Capitol, what we do is we make laws. We are lawmakers. Well, one of the earliest laws we have are the Ten Commandments.” This, it is important to remember, was said by a current democratically elected member of the legislature.

Greaves told me that “the idea that the Ten Commandments are foundational to US or Oklahoman law is absurd and obscene… I would argue that the message behind our monument speaks more directly to the formation of US Constitutional values than the Ten Commandments possibly could. It especially does so when it stands directly beside the Ten Commandments, as it affirms no one religion enjoys legal preference.”

Regardless of what happens at the statehouse, the Temple is charging ahead with the monument. And if it doesn’t end up in Oklahoma City and the Ten Commandments are forced to be removed, the Satanists will try to find a home for the Baphomet in another deserving state. Texas, for instance, has had a monument of the Ten Commandments sitting on its capitol grounds for 40 years. As Greaves put it, “There are no shortage of public locations across the US where religious monuments await a contrasting voice.”

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Bryan Adams Chicago Theatre, 10/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 9 AM.

Afghan Whigs, Joseph Arthur Metro, 10/10, 9 PM.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, 10/17, 8 PM, all-ages.

Ryan Bingham City Winery, 11/14, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/11, noon.

Wil Blades Trio SPACE, Evanston, 12/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Cabinet Subterranean, 10/12, 8:30 PM.

Cherish the Ladies Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 8 AM.

Alex Clare Metro, 11/18, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Dakhabrakha City Winery, 11/30, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/11, noon.

Dawn & Hawkes Schubas, 11/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Decembersongs Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Deerhoof, Priests Bottom Lounge, 11/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Donna the Buffalo City Winery, 11/5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/11, noon.

Empty Pockets SPACE, Evanston, 12/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Frontier Ruckus Subterranean, 11/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Futurebirds Subterranean, 11/8, 9 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Goatwhore, Wolvhammer Cobra Lounge, 10/26, 8 PM.

Gossling Schubas, 10/20, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

The Head & the Heart, Phox Aragon Ballroom, 12/13, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Heartsfield SPACE, Evanston, 10/9, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Robyn Hitchcock Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/22, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 8 AM.

Eric Hutchinson, Tristan Prettyman Park West, 11/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.
Chrissie Hynde Chicago Theatre, 11/12, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.
Jamestown Revival Double Door, 11/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Nick Jonas Bottom Lounge, 10/2, 7 PM.

Kin Lincoln Hall, 11/19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Pokey LaFarge SPACE, Evanston, 11/22, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/13, 11 AM.

Daniel Lanois Lincoln Hall, 11/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Las Guitarras de España City Winery, 10/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 9/11, noon.

Tony MacAlpine Reggie’s Music Joint, 10/10, 8 PM.

Mansions on the Moon Bottom Lounge, 11/16, 10 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Maroon 5 United Center, 3/19, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Johnny Marr the Vic, 11/25, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Jon McLaughlin SPACE, Evanston, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Vic Mensa Metro, 11/28, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Raul Midon The Promontory, 12/3, 8 PM.

Raul Midon SPACE, Evanston, 12/4, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Mike & the Mechanics Park West, 3/20-21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Whitey Morgan & the 78′s Bottom Lounge, 12/6, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Movement Double Door, 10/6, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Aaron Neville the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 12/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Nude Beach Subterranean, 10/27, 8 PM.

Owl John Bottom Lounge, 10/15, 8 PM.

Pallbearer Subterranean, 12/18, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Amanda Palmer Thalia Hall, 11/15, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Roadkill Ghost Choir Subterranean, 10/22, 8:30 PM.

Garnet Rogers Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 11/23, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Royal Southern Brotherhood SPACE, Evanston, 12/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 11 AM.

Jake Shimabukuro North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, 11/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 10/24, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 11 AM.

Skream The Mid, 11/28, 10 PM.

Split Single, Bailiff Lincoln Hall, 11/14, 9:30 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Marnie Stern, Feuding Fathers Subterranean, 10/31, 9 PM.

Chadwick Stokes Schubas, 11/6, 9 PM; 11/7, 10 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Streets of Laredo Schubas, 11/4, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, noon.

Styx the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 12/5, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

Taj Mahal Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/6, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 8 AM.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 12/27, 3:30 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

TTNG Subterranean, 11/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 9/12, 10 AM.

2Cellos Chicago Theatre, 2/21, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 9/13, 10 AM.

White Buffalo Lincoln Hall, 10/22, 8 PM.

Wild Party Subterranean, 10/1, 8:30 PM.

UPDATED LISTINGS
Belphegor, Rotting Christ Reggie’s Rock Club, 9/29, 6 PM, canceled.

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

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MK ULTRA presents the PRUDE “Dark Age of Consent” CD Release Party

 

The debut CD from PRUDE features new material from Chemlab of Jared Louche and more

Doors 8PM

$6 Cover

21 & Over

Special Guest DJ from New Orleans DJ LostTwistedSoul

Live music by W.O.R.M. and from Nashville The Grayces

Door Prizes and Drink Specials

See review of CD here: www.mkblog.mk-magazine.com/news_7-08/2014/08/11/cd-review-prude-dark-age-of-consent

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Jane’s Addiction, Devo Set to Headline CBGB Festival in New York

 

‘Hardcore Devo Live’ will have its world premiere at the film festival along with 30th anniversary screening of ‘This Is Spinal Tap’


SOURCE: Rolling Stone


The 3rd Annual CBGB Music & Film Festival will return to New York on October 8th through 12th with a wide array of bands that includes Devo, Surfer Blood and Jane’s Addiction, the latter of whom will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP Nothing’s Shocking by performing the album in its entirety. Macy Gray, Robert DeLong, We Are Scientists and dozens more artists are also on the bill, which will take place in a variety of venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn. For all the details and ticketing information, check out the CBGB festival site.

In addition to the music, the CBGB Festival will also feature a ton of music-inspired cinematic offerings. Hardcore Devo Live will have its world premiere at the fest, while The Winding Stream, a documentary focusing on the two music family dynasties The Carters and the Cashes, will also screen.

Also on the slate is Like Sunday Like Rain, which stars Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a musical prodigy. Since 2014 is also the 30th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap, the film fest will pay tribute to that beloved mockumentary by opening with the Rob Reiner classic.

Last year’s CBGB Festival featured performances by My Morning Jacket and Grizzly Bear. Each event for this year’s fest will be individually priced beginning at $10.

For moe info see: www.cbgbfestival.squarespace.com

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Fred Burkhart Memorial

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