Dirt - Tuesday, Jan 15

 Well kids, today is the big announcement!  Drum roll please!  The HARDDRIVE LIVE FIVE TOUR headliners are BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE with main support HALESTORM and openers YOUNG GUNS!    The tour will start in mid April, hitting 32 cities!  The dates and venues will be announced a week from today!  Keep an eye open for a link to pre-order Bullet’s  new album, Temper Temper.  When you do, you will get early access to tickets! Our tour site, www.harddrivelivetour.com, will launch next Tuesday, and there you will be directed to links to purchase tickets, see all the dates and lots more!   We are working on a bunch of cool promotions for this run and you will be able to enter as long as you are a registered hardDriveRadio Radical, so if you haven’t done it already, do it NOW  on our home page!  Needless to say, we are OVER THE FREAKING MOON about this tour and can not wait for it to begin!  Keep your eyes on this spot for updates…..Speaking of Halestorm,  Lzzy Hale told me how stoked she was to have been asked by David Draiman to do sing with him on  “If I Closed My Eyes Forever,” a cover song of the famous 1980′s Ozzy Osbourne/Lita Ford hit. The song will appear on Draiman’s new Device album, due this spring.   She told me “I’m humbled. My brother (Halestorm drummer Arejay Hale) was freaking out because my brother and I have been huge Disturbed fans since (their 2000 debut) The Sickness came out, you know. So this is a huge moment for him and I, like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe this is actually happening.’ Got a little fangirl for a second.”….Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City will have screenings in a ton of theaters all over the U.S.  See the Road Rage page for Sound City, as I have listed theaters where the film will be showing and links to buy tickets….Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul revealed in a post on Facebook  he’ll  appear on an upcoming episode of the History Channel series Pawn Stars, in which he’ll attempt to sell his RV to the show’s Harrison family at their World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. The series is currently airing new episodes on Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. PM ET, but an official airdate for the episode featuring Vinnie has yet to be confirmed. (Loudwire)….Our Danish friends  Volbeat has revealed the band is in the studio recording a new album for release in Spring, 2013.  Titled Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, the sessions are being produced by Rob Caggiano, alongside Jacob Hansen, who has a long history with Volbeat having produced and mixed the band’s prior four releases.  Caggiano’s producer credits include The Damned Things, Bleeding Through and Anthrax amongst others.  Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies will be released this spring on Vertigo / Republic Records.    Front man Michael Poulsen reveals; “We’re back in the studio, this time breaking some of our old habits and this sometimes means leaving our comfort zone. We are recording in a new environment, producing with a new set up breaking new sonic ground and it’s exciting! Together with our long time collaborator Jacob Hansen we also have the honor of having producer Rob Caggiano on board in the producer’s seat. Expect lots of surprises and some of our most rocking heavy songs to date. We feel more than ever that we are taking the Volbeat sound to another level without changing what we’re all about. Can’t wait for it to get out there!”  Now can you see why Rob decided not to continue touring with Anthrax?….My friend Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top is reuniting with members of his first band, Moving Sidewalks, for the first time since the 1960′s!  They are part of show at BB Kings in NYC on March 30th called CAVESTOMP! – The Garage Rock “Festacular.”  The band was a little bit blues, a little bit rock, psychedelic and part cover band.   I hope I’m in town for that show, I definitely wanna check it out!….The Rockstar Mayhem Tour will be announced on March 18th.  The tour begins June 29th and runs through Aug 04.  I know who’s headlining, I just can’t tell you, but they are one of my favorite bands, if that gives you any kind of hint!  ;>  Can’t wait for the summer! Teaser here!….Happy 48th today to tool guitarist extraordinaire, Adam Jones.

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