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MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off its second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night (Wednesday, September 18). Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.

To celebrate the opening of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s second residency, the band will take part in its first Reddit Ask Me Anything session this Friday (September 20) at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

If you have a question for MÖTLEY CRÜE, join the conversation on Friday at this location.

The fall shows, dubbed “Evening In Hell”, are an all-new production and the band is pushing its own envelope once again. The production was esigned exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live and sees the band performing in front of just 4,000 people per show max, a far cry from the arenas MÖTLEY CRÜE is accustomed to playing.

“There’s a lot of cool stuff we’re going to use this time,” MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil told Vegas.com about the band’s return to Las Vegas. “Technology changes so rapidly and new stuff comes out all the time. All of a sudden someone goes, look at this, and we go, ‘Holy shit, that’s cool.’

“We have to outdo ourselves every time we put something new together. This one — I don’t know how we’re going to top this one. There’s some crazy stuff going on in this thing and just a lot of fire and smoke and monsters and all kinds of cool stuff.”

Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live, told USA Today: “[MÖTLEY CRÜE have] been around so long because they’re just a great live band. They put together a brilliant show every time, they always wow their fans, there’s always something extra to see at a MÖTLEY CRÜE show. You’re always going to see something that surprises you. If there’s another band that puts together such a great mix of theatrics and stunts and production and pyro and then really fun songs, I don’t know who they are.”

“I think Las Vegas is all about visuals and shows and going to see a spectacle and that’s what MÖTLEY CRÜE has always been about,” Neil told USA Today. “We’ve always been about visual and good music, so putting those things together for ourselves which we’ve always done, fits right in with what Las Vegas is all about.”

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To celebrate the opening of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this week, the band will take part in its first Reddit Ask Me Anything session this Friday (September 20) at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST.

If you have a question for MÖTLEY CRÜE, join the conversation on Friday at this location.

The fall shows, dubbed “Evening In Hell”, will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production is being designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live and will see the band performing in front of just 4,000 people per show max, a far cry from the arenas MÖTLEY CRÜE is accustomed to playing.

“There’s a lot of cool stuff we’re going to use this time,” MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil told Vegas.com about the band’s upcoming return to Las Vegas. “Technology changes so rapidly and new stuff comes out all the time. All of a sudden someone goes, look at this, and we go, ‘Holy shit, that’s cool.’

“We have to outdo ourselves every time we put something new together. This one — I don’t know how we’re going to top this one. There’s some crazy stuff going on in this thing and just a lot of fire and smoke and monsters and all kinds of cool stuff.”

Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live, told USA Today: “[MÖTLEY CRÜE have] been around so long because they’re just a great live band. They put together a brilliant show every time, they always wow their fans, there’s always something extra to see at a MÖTLEY CRÜE show. You’re always going to see something that surprises you. If there’s another band that puts together such a great mix of theatrics and stunts and production and pyro and then really fun songs, I don’t know who they are.”

“I think Las Vegas is all about visuals and shows and going to see a spectacle and that’s what MÖTLEY CRÜE has always been about,” Neil told USA Today. “We’ve always been about visual and good music, so putting those things together for ourselves which we’ve always done, fits right in with what Las Vegas is all about.”

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Hell

Bloodstock is less than two weeks away! Holy shit! We got Hell mastermind and metal producer legend Andy Sneap to get all excited with us…

IS THIS THE MOST METAL-LOOKING BLOODSTOCK LINEUP EVER?

Well, on Saturday at approx 1.50pm I’d say it will be……..

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT PLAYING THIS YEAR?

Proving how far we’ve come on as a band from two years ago. If I’m honest, we came off stage in 2011 thinking we’d had a rough one, knowing we could do a lot better, and I think the band has come along leaps and bounds since then.

WHAT’S THE MOST METAL THING YOU’VE DONE THIS WEEK?

I was talking to Cronos from Venom about his Ox Blood Dr Marten boots this weekend in Finland…..It doesn’t get much more metal than that.

AND THE LEAST? GO ON, BE HONEST.

I just watered the Chili plants in the greenhouse……….

WHO WOULD BE ON YOUR DREAM BLOODSTOCK BILL?

Well this year’s pretty good to be honest, Accept, King Diamond, Exodus, Slayer, Hell. You’ve got five of my favourite bands right there. I’d like to see the classic Mercyful Fate line up play a show. All my favourite bands are still the classics from the 70′s – early 80′s , I think the Scorpions would be good too.

ANY CLUES ON WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM YOUR SET?

Anyone who saw our recent show in Derby will have an idea; we are trying to bring as much of the show as possible but its tough with a 20 minute turnaround between bands. I’m still not quite sure what to expect myself…

Bloodstock takes place from August 8-11 2013 at Catton Hall, Derby, and features the likes of King Diamond, Lamb of God, Slayer, Anthrax, Gojira, DevilDriver and many more. Get your tickets now from bloodstock.uk.com.

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When we posted the link for the Walk Through Exits Only album stream, you would think the response on Facebook was well…schizophrenic. It was either "Yea Phil Rules!!!" or "Holy shit, this sucks!!!", and I think my favorite reaction was, "Omg, seriously what is this?" I pick this comment in particular because, to be perfectly …

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Nine Inch Nails have been making quite a stir with all the news and new music regarding Hesitation Marks. So who's ready to get even more pumped? Hesitation Marks has some expected and unexpected guests on it, but in the end they're all sick. Ready? First up is Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, which holy shit who saw …

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Rammstein: Debuting at Donington in 2013!

Sunday’s headliners are the legendary Rammstein, and the Germans have  gone all out for the occasion, bringing their  notoriously weird and wacky spectacle of a show to Donington, ensuring the festival ends with a bang – quite literally, as fireworks signal their entrance.

And holy shit, what an entrance. As they open with Ich tu dir weh, vocalist Till Lindemann descends from the rigging in a pink fur coat (and looking like he’s been for a serious spray tan) but that doesn’t detract from his menacing air.

It’s hard to know exactly where to look – at the maniacal Lindemann as he headbutts the mic stand until blood pours out of his forehead, at keyboardist Christian Lorenz on his treadmill or at the flames shooting out of – well, everything. Rammstein’s rule seems to be “if it’s on stage, it should probably be on fire”, as everything from the mic stands to the guitars to the masks the band use to spit flames are all alight at some point.

Each song is like its own individual performance piece, impeccably executed and each time more jaw-dropping, scary or bloody hilarious than the last. And poor Lorenz really fucking drew the short straw – first he’s put in a giant cooking pot and blown up by Lindemann, covered in blood and holding a giant meat cleaver, then crawling on all fours with a chain around his neck while, erm…Lindemann pretends to sodomise him during Bück dich. It’s fair to say the set never lulls or gets boring. Du hast and Ich will are stomping, super-heavy and riotously fun, while encore song Mein Herz Brennt, backed only by a beautiful haunting piano with Lindemann’s sprechgesang over the top is spectacularly creepy. Finally, the band end with the anthemic, sombre Sonne and the hilariously camp Pussy, during which, naturally, Lindemann mounts a giant phallus and shoots foam everywhere while singing the crude, Eurotrashy lyrics. And then it’s all over. After another majestic fireworks display,  the crowd are left dazed, high from the performance and staring up at the night sky while white confetti drifts to the ground like snow. Download is officially over for another year, and there couldn’t have been a better way to end it. Bring on Download 2014!

Catherine Morris

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Holy fucking shit. Anyone else smell that when they heard the news? Smells like a potential album of the year. Behemoth never disappoint, and this will be their finest moment without any doubt in my mind. Okay, so let's get down to business here. What we know right now is that the album is called …

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Holy shit! There's a new Nine Inch Nails record in the works! Get on in here right now and hear the good news! At first we thought Trent was getting the band back together for touring only, but Nine Inch Nails have officially been working on a new record. What's even better is that it's …

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Black Sabbath: back in black

Black Sabbath

13

VERTIGO

Heavy metal has undergone incalculable changes since 1978, when Black Sabbath last released a full studio album with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals. Titled Never Say Die!, this writer was present during its mixing sessions. The tapes were played back at such terrifying volume that Ozzy was forced to leave the room – and at the time it sounded like it was the best thing they’d ever done. That opinion was shot down in flames upon the record’s release, but that’s another story…

Sabbath might be the founding fathers of metal but there’s no way they could have predicted how the scene would develop – make that mutate – over the decades. Given the intensity that characterises the modern-day scene, their decision to regroup with three-quarters of their ‘classic’ lineup is at best ambitious, at worst misguided.

Listening to the first two tracks on 13, it’s clear their heritage weighs heavily on their minds. The End Of The Beginning is a curiously low-key opener, the lyric ‘Rewind the future to the past’ highlighting the difficulty Sabbath face in trying to recapture the glories of old. Next up, God Is Dead? tries its damnedest to replicate the churning mayhem of old. But, somehow, it’s like a bad Xerox copy.

Then something – Christ knows what; could be the moment when Ozzy went back on the sauce – happens. Loner kicks in and delivers the first genuine, shivering spine-tingle of the record. It’s full of lurching menace; it’s got that archetypal groove; it’s even got Ozzy screeching ‘Alright now!’ like he did on Sweet Leaf back in ’71. Holy shit. It gets better. Zeitgeist, a dreamy Planet Caravan sound-alike, provides a delicious change of pace before Age Of Reason lumbers into your lug’oles, Tony Iommi cutting loose with a solo of meandering menace and Geezer Butler’s bass grumbling like an impending earthquake.

Live Forever maintains the intensity, then Damaged Soul ups the ante further. This is 13’s standout track; a loose and lethal dose of doomy blues, it sounds like it was knocked up at midnight in a garage in Solihull after a day down the abattoir. Ozzy comes into his own, honking the harmonica and delivering classic Sabbathisms: ‘Dying is easy – it’s living that’s hard’ and ‘I’m losing the battle between Satan and God. The cataract of darkness forms fully. The long black night begins…’

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Dear Father’s mawkish title disguises its tale of revenge against an abusive parent; the drug-addled Methademic has its roots in Vol. 4’s Snowblind while Peace Of Mind has Ozzy hamming up his cracked-actor persona to fine effect. And if you listen carefully to Pariah you can hear Iommi’s plastic fingertips skittering along his strings; it might be imperfect but it’s a signature element of Sabbath’s sound.

Gripes? No Bill Ward; replacement drummer Brad Wilk is a little fussy and doesn’t quite have the feel. Similarly, Rick Rubin is no Rodger Bain; the production could be much more primitive. And, with a running time of nearly 70 minutes in deluxe form, the album is overlong. Nevertheless, this comeback is better than anyone could have expected.

A certain comedy band might own amplifiers that peak at 11, but Sabbath’s go all the way to 13.

9/10

Review by Geoff Barton

Read more from the heavy metal legends in our special Black Sabbath interview in our brand new issue, out now! 13 is released June 10, and Black Sabbath tour the UK in December.


 

 

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Our Dave.

Dave Grohl‘s Sound City Players will be playing the London Forum next week! Holy shit!

It’s unconfirmed who will be joining Dave on Feb 19, but with big names to be expected (and, hopefully, a chance to see the remaining Nirvana members jamming onstage together again), tickets will go ridiculously fast and are available now here.

Video footage of Corey Taylor and Dave Grohl performing with the Sound City Players at Sundance Festival in Utah recently emerged online.

Check out the footage here

Dave and Corey recently debuted new track From Can To Can’t, taken from the soundtrack to Grohl’s upcoming film Sound City: Real To Reel, which focuses on LA’s legendary Sound City Studios and features contributions from a host of artists.

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