Sad news according to MetalSucks.net, as Julie “Tawny” Kitaen who shot to fame in 1980s movies and later as a music video vixen in the heyday of MTV, has died. She was 59-years-old. Variety reports that Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach, CA yesterday, Friday, May 7. There has been no cause of death revealed, but recent tweets from Tawny in April indicated she was battling an illness and had been off social media. Most recently Tawney had been a guest at Headbangers Con, participating in the virtual event, one of her last public appearances. Kitaen shot to fame in the Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party in 1984 and had been in RATT’s 1984 clip, “Back for More.” She dated late guitarist Robin Crosby. Later she was in a series of iconic videos for Whitesnake, including “Here I Go Again.” She was later married to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale. other clips as well, including “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love.” She was also married to Whitesnake singer David Coverdale from 1989 to 1991. She was also a reality TV star and in 2011, she recreated the “Here I Go Again” video for a Funny or Die sketch, “Here We Go Again.” She later married form MLB pitcher Chuck Finely and had two children. We send our sympathies to Tawney’s family, friends, and fans at this time.
The very first convention for Metalhead lifestyle and culture is the wildly successful Headbangers Con. The 2020 edition of the event will be a virtual “Conline” event and it looks to carry the momentum of the first two into this year. Headbangers Con features live events, online meet and greets, and much more! Brought to you by the masterminds behind this one of a kind music event, Chris 51 (Chris 51 Tattoos, Epic Ink on A&E) and Morgan Rose (Sevendust), and the lineup features Rose (new Sevendust album out soon) Shaun Foist (Breaking Benjamin), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio), David Ellefson (Megadeth) and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) just announced. They join the likes of Page Hamilton (Helmet), Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Overcast,) and Phil Demmel (BPMD, Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head). More guests will be announced soon!
The new Fear Factory album is due later in 2019 and is called Monolith via Nuclear Blast. In a new interview between frontman Burton C. Bell and SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin just posted from this past November’s inaugural Headbangers Con in Portland, Oregon. Bell said “Fear Factory, we have a new record. It’s done. It’s delivered to the label. And we’ve got some technical difficulties, and once that’s finished, the record’s gonna come out. It’s gonna be called ‘Monolith’. It’s a great record.” The new Fear Factory album will be their first since 2015’s Genexus. We’ll have more details as they are announced.Continue reading