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Holy Cow! Tyketto Has A New Music Video; Album Coming

Tyketto will release a new album called Reach on October 14th.

This year marks the band's 25th anniversary. If memory serves, this is the band's first video since 1994 - but correct me if that's wrong! I really like the track "Reach" which you can hear belong. The guitar work is great! I listened to the track a few times in a row and tapped my foot the whole time. Good stuff.


'We're Not Gonna Take It' - Piano Version For Cancer Funds

Dee Snider teamed up with illusionist Criss Angel for a piano version of the Twisted Sister classic "We're Not Gonna Take It." The song was remade to raise money for Angel's cancer charity HELP (Heal Every Life Possible). Angel started the charity in honor of his two-year-old son, who is in remission from leukemia.

Angel directed the video - it was shot around Las Vegas. As you'll see below, the clip is very powerful. I posted the video via Dee's Facebook page because I wanted you to see and read the comments below the video. I've never seen a celebrity Facebook post with more positive comments, ever. Simply click where it says "posted by Dee Snider" and you'll see all the comments. 


Alice Cooper Interviewed on CNN

Remember a few weeks back when I told you that Alice Cooper was running for president? Well, the equal air time rule has kicked in and CNN recently interviewed Alice about his campaign. "A Troubled Man For Troubled Times." Click the Facebook link below to be directed to the CNN clip. The interview is pretty fun and Alice shares some clips of his current live show, which features Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump beating the crap out of each other. We're 77 days until the election. The craziness hasn't even started yet!


Guns n' Roses Stack The Deck In LA

Apparently Guns n' Roses filled the first two rows of their Friday show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles with models. No boyfriends or non-models allowed. I guess the Los Angeles gigs are being recorded for a DVD, so this makes sense to me. They obviously wanted the pretty people upfront, interacting with Axl. Too bad the diehard fans got shoved further back, but that's how life and the world works.


Stryper Plan 30th Anniversary 'To Hell With The Devil' Tour

To Hell With The Devil was released in 1986. Now Stryper is celebrating the 30th anniversary of that album. Their celebration will include a big tour of the United States. I'm sure a lot of you will check this out - sounds like a fun time. 

9/29 – Atlanta GA – Center Stage
9/30 – Lake Buena Vista FL – House of Blues
10/1 – Jacksonville FL – Murray Hill Theatre
10/4 – Charlotte NC – Amos’ Southend
10/5 – Valdosta GA – Salty Snapper
10/6 – New Orleans LA – House of Blues
10/8 – Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/9 – Dallas TX – Gas Monkey Live!
10/14 – Riverside CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/15 – San Diego CA – House of Blues
10/16 – Anaheim CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
10/26 – Denver CO – Summit Music Hall
10/28 – Omaha NE – Sokol Underground
10/31 – Chicago IL – House of Blues
11/2 – Minneapolis MN – Cabooze
11/4 – Peoria IL – Limelight Eventplex
11/5 – Hazard KY – The Forum
11/6 – Louisville KY – Mercury Ballroom
11/8 – St. Louis MO – The Ready Room
11/9 – Nashville TN – Venue TBA
11/11 – Grand Rapids MI – Intersection
11/12 – Cleveland OH – Agora Theater
11/13 – Columbus OH – Alrosa Villa
11/16 – Detroit MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/19 – Asbury Park NJ – The Stone Pony
11/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/21 – Raleigh NC – City Limits Saloon


Metallica Announce 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct'

Metallica will release Hardwired…To Self-Destruct on November 18. The album will be the band's first in eight years.

People have been anticipating new Metallica for ages now... and "Metallica" trended on Twitter for hours yesterday, which is a great sign for the band. People were definitely talking about this album nonstop yesterday, at least in my circles.

You can pre-order Hardwired... To Self-Destruct now on Metallica's website. Here's the official music video for "Hardwired."


Call For People: Former Musicians With Unique Jobs

Happy Thursday. A different type of post today. We've been together a long time and I was wondering if you could help me out. I'm looking for former metal musicians that now have unique careers that don't have anything to do with playing on stage in front of people. When I say former musician, I don't mean in the Vito Bratta sense necessarily, but if someone has Vito's email, please share! In reality, I'm thinking of musicians who were making their way up the club ladder, had a demo or album, regularly did gigs, etc. But now, a couple decades later, life is different. Do you miss music? Is it still your passion? Would you trade everything to get back on stage?

If you want to talk to me about your past (future?) musical life, drop me an email at and put "metal music past" in the subject line. I appreciate the help.

Okay, here's some Vito Bratta solos, just for fun!