We’re back to cover all the latest in the rock and metal world with Geekwire! Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week!
- Dee Snider blasted bands who wait too long to retire, saying that they often lose their passion and energy for performing.
- Glenn Hughes, who was once considered for the lead singer position in Van Halen, talked about his admiration for the band and their music.
- Van Halen announced a new compilation album, “The Collection II,” which will focus on their studio albums with Sammy Hagar.
- Country-pop superstar Carrie Underwood covered Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” while opening for Guns N’ Roses on their recent tour.
- Bruce Dickinson teased Iron Maiden’s plans for after their current tour, saying that fans will be “happy.”
- Dokken announced details of their upcoming album, “Heaven Comes Down,” and shared a music video for the single “Fugitive.”
- Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx is working on his fifth book.
- Anthrax’s Scott Ian is okay with the use of backing tracks during live shows.
- Corey Taylor blasted bands who rely heavily on backing tracks, saying that it takes away from the live experience.
- Metallica launched their official podcast, “The Metallica Report.”
- Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx said that the band is in the “we-don’t-give-a-f***” phase of their career.
Additionally, our friends in Dawn of the Rising were nominated for Rock Group of the Year at the upcoming Josie Awards show in Nashville taking place October 22nd, 2023. To help them fund their travel to and from the event, you can help contribute at https://gofund.me/8d940769. Let’s help our friends make it to Nashville!
All that and notable album anniversaries, rock star death anniversaries, and upcoming releases to watch for!
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