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“Going To Hell”, the second album from THE PRETTY RECKLESS, the band led by actress-turned-singer Taylor Momsen, is likely to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on March 18 via Razor & Tie. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 26.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, THE PRETTY RECKLESS has become the second female-fronted act in the last three years to hit No. 1 on the rock radio chart. The band’s new single, “Heaven Knows”, hit the top of the survey last week, allowing THE PRETTY RECKLESS to join the Lzzy Hale-fronted HALESTORM as part of a small and very select list of chart-topping rock acts fronted by women.

“Going To Hell” follows up THE PRETTY RECKLESS‘ 2010 debut full-length, “Light Me Up”, as well as a 2012 EP called “Hit Me Like A Man”.

Momsen began her career as an actress when she was a child before becoming a full-time musician years later. She told The Pulse Of Radio that her family always knew this was what she really wanted to do. “They knew that music was always where I was headed, and what my — that was my passion and my goal,” she said. “I mean, acting was a day job, essentially, while I worked on writing a record’s worth of material that I wanted people to hear, and finding the right people to work with and the right band and all that. So they weren’t surprised when I jumped ship.”

The video for “Heaven Knows”, in which Momsen appears semi-nude, has gotten more than 2.7 million views on VEVO.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS is currently supporting FALL OUT BOY on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. next month for an appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles.

The band is also confirmed to perform at all of the major U.S. rock festivals, including Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Rock Fest Kansas City and others.

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Friday afternoon is the perfect time for some hair metal drama. Sebastian Bach has historically been known to talk a lot of crap. In all fairness, the dude seems harmless and like a funny guy for the brief few minutes we talked on the red carpet of the Golden Gods. Turns out now he's going around …

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DEVICE and DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and his wife, Japanese-American model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, welcomed a baby boy, Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman, this morning at 12:58 a.m.

In a Facebook post, Draiman wrote, “MY DEAR FRIENDS, BORN AT 12:58 AM ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12 2013, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR SON, SAMUEL BEAR ISAMU DRAIMAN. MY WIFE LENA IS SUPERWOMAN…29 HOURS OF LABOR! BOTH MOTHER AND CHILD ARE HEALTHY AND WELL. I THANK THE POWERS THAT BE FOR THIS GREATEST OF GIFTS. ALL MY LOVE AND RESPECT, -DAVID”

Draiman brought his then-pregnant wife up on stage during DEVICE‘s August 11 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the final stop of this summer’s Gigantour.

Draiman revealed the news of the pregnancy on May 2 on Twitter and also let the audience know at the Revolver Golden Gods awards, where he performed LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Whole Lotta Love” with HALESTORM.

Draiman and Yada were married in September 2011. The Pulse Of Radio asked Draiman at the time how he thought becoming a family man might change his music. “You know, I can only imagine that it would give me more inspiration to write,” he said. “I think that when you all of a sudden become a family man, and you have more to worry about than just yourself, your concerns, they build, in terms of things going on with the world, in terms of your life, in terms of your fears and your hopes and your dreams. And so I really think it’ll be a tremendous catalyst for potential inspiration.”

DEVICE released its self-titled debut album on April 9. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Bending Reality TV conducted a short interview with GUNS N’ ROSES and SIXX: A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba at the fourth annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards, which rocked the Joint at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel Casino on August 25. You can watch the chat below.

SIXX: A.M. — which consists of bassist Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — is continuing work on material for its third album, tentatively due later this year.

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Sixx stated about how the new SIXX: A.M. material is sounding: “This time we really want to fly on our own. We started out the songwriting process by having conversations about how far we can push ourselves musically … Our conversations were, ‘Let’s go as far to the left as we can, musically,’ and once we finish up a handful of songs that are pretty out there … I don’t even want to use any kind of references because it’ll throw people and they won’t really understand what I’m talking about. But we’re just taking a lot of chances musically and at this point nothing sounds at all like SIXX: A.M. that you would know, because we’re taking such huge leaps of faith that we’re going to land on our feet. But once we finish what we have now, we’re going to start backtracking into who we are as a band that we know at least. I think you’re going to end up with some songs on the album that are sort of surprising and bands that always did that for me were like QUEEN. There would be songs on QUEEN‘s albums that would be like, ‘I can’t even believe that came out of a rock band,’ and that’s what we want to do. We want to take those leaps of faith and in the end, we are a rock band so we’ll go back to that at some point.”

SIXX: A.M., made a rare appearance — its first in four years — on April 11, 2012 at Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

As each band member has been kept busy with their other careers — Sixx is also the bassist for MÖTLEY CRÜE and a syndicated radio host; Ashba is currently touring with GUNS N’ ROSES; James Michael is a famed rock producer who is currently working on new records for PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM and others — this marked the band’s first chance to perform in support of their current album, “This Is Gonna Hurt”, which supplied the #1 rock anthem “Lies Of The Beautiful People”.

“7″, the latest EP from SIXX: A.M., came out in December 2011 and sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort contained acoustic versions of songs from the group’s first two albums — 2007′s “The Heroin Diaries” soundtrack and 2011′s “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

Released on May 3, 2011, SIXX: A.M.‘s sophomore album, “This Is Gonna Hurt” is a companion piece to Sixx‘s “This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx” book, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, “The Heroin Diaries”.

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UpVenue.com conducted an interview with guitarist Virus of DEVICE, the industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontman David Draiman, on August 10 at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

DEVICE has canceled all its tour dates for the next month and a half due to complications with the pregnancy of Draiman‘s wife. Draiman has decided to stay close to home until the baby is born, forcing the group to scrap all live appearances between now and the child’s due date in the first week of October. Draiman and his wife, Japanese-American model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, are expecting a boy, already named Samuel Bear Draiman. Draiman revealed the news of the pregnancy on May 2 via Twitter before announcing it at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio earlier this summer how excited he was about becoming a father. “I’m very much looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve been wanting this for so, so, so long and to finally get to the point where he’s almost here — it’s getting me all verklemmt here. But it’s gonna be an amazing thing. I am overwhelmed with joy and just hope that Sam comes into the world, you know, a happy and healthy baby boy.”

Draiman and Yada were married in September 2011. The singer brought Yada up on stage recently during DEVICE‘s August 11 concert in Toronto.

DEVICE released a new music video earlier this month for the song “You Think You Know” from the band’s self-titled debut album.

DEVICE‘s debut CD entered at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart last April, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release. Draiman launched the group last year after his main band, DISTURBED, went on hiatus in late 2011.

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Due to complications with his wife’s pregnancy, DEVICE and DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has chosen to stay close to home until the baby is born. All scheduled DEVICE tour dates between now and the due date of the first week in October have been canceled.

Draiman brought his pregnant wife, Japanese-American model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, up on stage during DEVICE‘s August 11 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the final stop of this summer’s Gigantour. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.

Draiman and his wife are expecting a baby boy, Samuel Bear Draiman. Draiman revealed the news of the pregnancy on May 2 on Twitter and also let the audience know at the Revolver Golden Gods awards, where he performed LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Whole Lotta Love” with HALESTORM.

Draiman and Yada were married in September 2011. The Pulse Of Radio asked Draiman at the time how he thought becoming a family man might change his music. “You know, I can only imagine that it would give me more inspiration to write,” he said. “I think that when you all of a sudden become a family man, and you have more to worry about than just yourself, your concerns, they build, in terms of things going on with the world, in terms of your life, in terms of your fears and your hopes and your dreams. And so I really think it’ll be a tremendous catalyst for potential inspiration.”

DEVICE released its self-titled debut album on April 9. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Drum-cam footage of ANTHRAX‘s Charlie Benante rehearsing the band’s cover version of the PANTERA classic “This Love” on April 7 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio can be seen below.

ANTHRAX was joined by former PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) on stage at the Revolver Golden Gods awards on May 2 to perform “This Love”.

Asked in an interview with Hardrock Haven how “This Love” was chosen to be played at Revolver, Anselmo said: “Really, it was picked by the ANTHRAX guys, I think. You know what?! Honestly, I think it was… We had an opportunity to pick one song, and I think the day we got in, we went over a few different songs and checked it out, but what really changed the game was… Honestly, I was on my way to the gig when everybody’s phone started blowing up about Jeff Hanneman‘s [SLAYER] death and I think right then and there, all I could think is my love for SLAYER and my love for Hanneman, you know? It was a perfect song, so that night we executed it.”

He added: “You know, it could have been any of [the other PANTERA] songs, but I think at the time, we were all so taken aback. It was just a heavy moment for everybody and it just… I was thinking about the last tour that PANTERA did ever in the United States with SLAYER and MORBID ANGEL. Ah, I don’t know… Maybe in my mind I thought Hanneman was partial to ‘This Love’, because he did like the song quite a bit and I guess we made our decision on heart.”

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DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman brought his pregnant wife, Japanese-American model, actress and wrestler Lena Yada, up on stage during DEVICE‘s August 11 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the final stop of this summer’s Gigantour. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below.

Draiman and his wife are expecting a baby boy, Samuel Bear Draiman, later this year. Draiman revealed the news of the pregnancy on May 2 on Twitter and also let the audience know at the Revolver Golden Gods awards, where he performed LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Whole Lotta Love” with HALESTORM.

Draiman and Yada were married in September 2011. The Pulse Of Radio asked Draiman at the time how he thought becoming a family man might change his music. “You know, I can only imagine that it would give me more inspiration to write,” he said. “I think that when you all of a sudden become a family man, and you have more to worry about than just yourself, your concerns, they build, in terms of things going on with the world, in terms of your life, in terms of your fears and your hopes and your dreams. And so I really think it’ll be a tremendous catalyst for potential inspiration.”

DEVICE released its self-titled debut album on April 9. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard album chart, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release.

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Hardrock Haven‘s Steve Patrick recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Hardrock Haven: I know you and Rex [Brown, ex-PANTERA bassist] are on good terms, but did anything have to happen to get you two onstage together again with ANTHRAX at the Revolver Golden Gods awards?

Anselmo: No man, me and Rex are totally cool. Me and Rex are fine. Absolutely cool with each other.

Hardrock Haven: How did you guys arrive at the decision to play “This Love”?

Anselmo: Really, it was picked by the ANTHRAX guys, I think. You know what?! Honestly, I think it was… We had an opportunity to pick one song and I think the day we got in we went over a few different songs and checked it out, but what really changed the game was… honestly, I was on my way to the gig when everybody’s phone started blowing up about Jeff Hanneman‘s death and I think right then and there all I could think is my love for SLAYER and my love for Hanneman, you know? It was a perfect song, so that night we executed it.

Hardrock Haven: Will [PANTERA‘s] “Far Beyond Driven” get the deluxe reissue treatment like “Cowboys” and “Vulgar” have recently?

Anselmo: Well, I know it’s in the works. I know that it’s been talked about and it’s definitely gonna happen. And as far as content inside of the record, I’m not positive of that yet because I think it’s still being kicked around, but there is some very cool stuff that’s being talked about and it’s definitely gonna happen, for sure.

Hardrock Haven: Good, that’s a nice thing to keep going. I’m sure a whole new generation are buying these reissues and getting introduced to PANTERA.

Anselmo: What’s funny is I heard… I read a percentage from our management, from PANTERA management, the other day that the most t-shirt sales and product sales are 52% between the ages of 15 and 25, so that in itself is friggin’ amazing and definitely points to a brand new generation of people getting into PANTERA, so that’s amazing, man. It really is amazing.

Hardrock Haven: Is it ever surreal for you to be becoming somewhat of an elder statesman in the metal community?

Anselmo: Yeah, man, it is surreal. It is. It’s very surreal. You know, in my wildest imagination as a young man I would have never thought that we’d be having this conversation today in 2013. It’s always surreal and it’s always… it feels like a blessing. It’s something that makes you feel very grateful. And I’ve said it before, and I know any band can say this about their fan base, but I still gotta go out on a limb here…and the limb is pretty sturdy…when I say that PANTERA has the greatest fans on this friggin’ planet, man. I gotta point to one thing, I think that the mere fact that 15 year olds today are getting into PANTERA… you gotta give that over to great parenting. C’mon, let’s hear it for the parents out there.

Hardrock Haven: I’m from Columbus, Ohio and obviously that’s where the whole Dime tragedy went down. I just want to thank you for playing shows in Columbus after that happened… I think the earliest was when DOWN opened for METALLICA… but I know that meant a great deal to a lot of local metal fans that you didn’t blame the whole town for what happened.

Anselmo: Well, man, listen… the act of one crazy person does not reflect on a town or entire community… and I know this. The entire Ohio area was instrumental in PANTERA‘s growth when we were just starting out and everywhere from Dayton to, obviously, Columbus… and all the surrounding… Cleveland and all these places. It was very, very… incredible audiences and great, great, I guess one of the first audiences that really clicked and got what we were doing. Because when we first came out in 1990 and toured the U.S. and stuff, we got a lot of folded arms and cold, long stares. People not really sure what they were looking at, but once again, Ohio was one of the first states that really opened their arms to us. That won’t go forgotten and, once again, one guy… one bad apple cannot ruin this particular bunch. It’s uh… [sighs] It makes my heart hurt to even be addressing this, but really I want the people of Columbus to know that I hold no grudge against them at all, man. Not at all. It was one crazy fucker and that’s understood.

Read the entire interview at Hardrock Haven.

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Sid couldn't make it to this Cinco De Mayo edition of the Metal Injection Livecast, but the treturous three made it through. Noa's voice was shot from partying to hard the night before so she sounded like Mindy Meyer. Rob talked about his experiences at the Revolver Golden Gods, including interviewing Metallica, and VIP room …

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