Def Leppard has shared the second single from their upcoming new album “Take What You Want”. The track comes from Diamond Star Halos (UMC) releasing on the 27th of May 2022. The album features a very special guest appearance on two tracks from multi-Grammy winner and acclaimed songwriter, Alison Krauss. The album opener, the new single is classic Def Leppard to the core. A lyric video for the single will be released on the 29th of April 2022. All of this arrives ahead of Def Leppard’s massive 36 City North American -”The Stadium” Tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more! Kicking off on 16th June in Atlanta.
Billions on Showtime had its season six finale on Sunday, April 10th, 2022. The series has made constant use of notable music, mostly drawing from Rock and Heavy Metal. In a pinnacle scene in the finale, Mötley Crüe’s hit song “Wild Side” from their 1987 platinum album Girls, Girls, Girls (Elektra Records).
Ten years and two albums on from their farewell tour the Scorpions are still going, sharing a similar confusion about farewell tours as KISS, Motley Crue and Status Quo. The second of those post retirement albums is Rock Believer (Spinefarm Records), the German rockers 19th offering of big riffed, anthemic Classic Rock.
Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed up with
Five Finger Death Punch for a new figure in the Pop Rocks! series. The FFDP mascot is the new recipient of a Funko POP! Vinyl figure and you can get notfied of the pre-orders for the “Knucklehead” at the link below. See images of the figure below as well. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.
Pam and Tommy is the upcoming eight-part mini-series on Hulu, based on the 1995 sex tape scandal from Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and “Baywatch” actress and Playboy icon Pamela Anderson. Sebastian Stan (Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver) star in the series as Lee and Anderson respectively. Seth Rogen plays the contractor who stole the film from the couple’s home. It was sold to the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group. The curiosity of the video went from underground VHS bootleg sex-tape to a multimillion-dollar phenomenon when it hit the web in 1997. A multi-year lawsuit began soon followed. atch the new trailer below. The first episode of Pam and Tommy premieres on February 2, 2022.Continue reading
Mick Rock a.k.a. ’The Man Who Shot The 70s’ who created some of the most iconic shots of bands in music history, has died. He was 73. The news was broken by his family on social media. No cause of the death has been announced. In addition to a stint as David Bowie’s personal photographer, the native of Great Britain show iconic rock music acts such as Queen, T. Rex, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Thin Lizzy, Geordie, Mötley Crüe, and Blondie. We send our sympathy out to his friends and family at this time. Read their statement about Mick’s passing and lifeswork below.
Hulu has just drtopped a new teaser trailer for Pam & Tommy, the upcoming mini-series about the true scandal surrounding a leaked sex tape featuring “Baywatch” actress and Playboy model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. The teaser features a look at Lily James’ Anderson and Sebastian Stan’s Lee, showing scenes from their whirlwind romance and marriage. The footage also introduces Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier, the man who stole and distributed the sex tape. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Nick Offerman, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spenser Granese and Mozhan Marnò. The limited series will premiere on Hulu on Feb. 2, 2022 and you can watch the trailer now!
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Arguably the most divisive album in the history of metal, no other record seems to split opinion quite likeMetallica’s The Black Album (Elektra). Otherwise known simply as Metallica, whenever the San Franciscan act’s fifth studio album is mentioned even in passing, the results are usually the same. Like a red rag to a bull, loud and vociferous “true fans” are still guaranteed to leap straight in with comments like “only the first four albums are real”, “sell-outs” and “commercial bullshit” etc.
Former longtime Metallica producer Bob Rock who worked on iconic albums from “The Black Album (Metallica), Load, Reload, Garage Inc., S&M, and St. Anger has sold his rights to “The Black Album”, among other pieces of music he helmed in the studio. Hipgnosis Songs Fund, an investment and song management company, acquired a total of 43 songs from Rock, who produced Metallica’s ‘90s discography and 2003’s St. Anger.