I have a interesting personal anecdote involving THE CULT... Some years ago, in the not-so-distant past, I'd written a screenplay that a ''producer'' wanted CULT frontman Ian Astbury to be a part of. Using a friend of mine who is a friend (and past collaborator) of Astbury as the channel, said ''producer'' (a term to be used in an exceptionally loose manner) pushed the issue (being a big fan of THE CULT), and Astbury apparently read the script - and to my understanding, hated it.
It's been a little while since I've done a Random Rock column, so we're more than overdue. The drill is simple - I offer random-fire updates on a few dozen artists along with links to dig deeper, should you choose. From here on out, I'm adding 'N' MORE' to the title so that I can include some non-rock stuff on occasion. With a current total of 7,943 unread emails sitting in my inbox (no joke!) I sometimes wonder if the bands, artists, labels, managers, and publicists appreciate my taking the time to do this... but I do love spreading the rock. Here's updates on 31 Artists for Thursday, March 15, 2012!
Alt/rockers Redlight King have hit Top Ten at Active Rock Radio with their new song “Bullet In My Hand,” with many markets showing the song in their Top Five including Chicago, Phoenix and Nashville. To cap it off, Redlight King will perform “Bullet In My Hand” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC Thursday, February 23 at 11:30pm (check local listings).
ROB ZOMBIE and MEGADETH have just announced that they'll be hitting the road together for the very first time. Their co-headlining tour launches on Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include stops at several major rock festivals, including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. Rob Zombie will headline Rocklahoma, co-headline (with Incubus) Rock On The Range, and will close all shows on the Megadeth dates. The Rock Father™ has the list of confirmed dates below, while more dates are expected to be added.
The BLACK SABBATH camp just sent the following news to The Rock Father™:
BLACK SABBATH --who late last year confirmed the recording of their first new album in more than 33 years and a worldwide headlining tour--have had to put some plans on hold due to Tony Iommi’s battle with lymphoma. At this time, BLACK SABBATH will perform only one show of this summer’s previously scheduled European tour. It will take place Sunday, June 10 at the U.K.’s Download Festival.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the fifth major performer slated for Summerfest 2012. Metal Legends, Iron Maiden will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 4 along with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper. The Rock Father™ has details on this performance, and additional tour dates below...