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Another Record for Guns n' Roses

This record alert comes to us via Forbes. Apparently, GnR is the biggest musical act on YouTube for both the 1980s and 1990s. "November Rain" is the first video from the 90s to reach a billion views.

That's pretty damn impressive. I don't think there can be any argument: GnR were and remain the biggest act of the 80s metal and rock heyday. The only other band that comes close is Def Leppard. I read Forbes a lot (a hobby of mine is investing and finance) so it was totally cool to see an article about Guns n' Roses in that magazine.

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Shots Fired Sunday

I'm starting a new series called #ShotsFiredSunday - I got the idea when I was eating at Chuy's Tex Mex yesterday. They play a lot of rock music. Ozzy Osbourne's "No More Tears" came on and I said "This is his greatest solo song." Eric snickered and said, "Why don't you blog about THAT one?!" And I laughed and said "Shots fired."

I realized he was right, I should blog about it. I've always loved "No More Tears." The bass is delicious and it was a commercial hit. There's nothing wrong with getting paid for being good at something, and Ozzy is good at making a catchy tune (sometimes).

I realize my choice of "No More Tears" as my favorite Ozzy tune might be controversial. #ShotsFired! 


Alice Cooper Releases New Live Track

Alice Cooper is out with a live track of "Poison" from his upcoming album Live Paranormal Evening. That new album is out at the end of August (pre-order by clicking the image). To check out the track just click through the tweet for the video. This is a good one. I don't tend to buy a lot of live albums, but I might get this one. Alice Cooper remains one of the most fun and consistent live performers in metal.


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Enuff Z'Nuff Release New Track 'Where Did You Go'

There's new Enuff Z'Nuff music this morning! The band has released "Where Did You Go" from the album Diamond Boy. You can buy that album on or after August 10. Chip Z'Nuff does all the vocals on this new album.

Enuff - Z'Nuff - Greatest Hits

Guitarists Tory Stoffregen and Tony Fennell plus drummer Daniel Benjamin round out the lineup.


This Is Happening And Looks Amazing 

"Generation Axe" is a supergroup made up of Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abisi. They guys will go on a North American tour this fall. This is actually making a stop by me! Tickets go on sale July 16. Who is going to this?

Tour dates:

Nov. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 
Nov. 08 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove 
Nov. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Nov. 10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre # 
Nov. 11 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater 
Nov. 13 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre – Denver 
Nov. 15 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 
Nov. 16 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre 
Nov. 17 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater 
Nov. 18 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Theatre 
Nov. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre 
Nov. 20 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live 
Nov. 21 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Detroit 
Nov. 23 - Medford, MA - The Chevalier Theater 
Nov. 24 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre 
Nov. 25 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square 
Nov. 27 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center 
Nov. 28 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre 
Nov. 29 - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre 
Nov. 30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – The Theater 
Dec. 01 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Center 
Dec. 03 - Greensburg, PA - The Palace Theatre 
Dec. 04 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury 
Dec. 05 - Richmond, VA - The National 
Dec. 08 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle 
Dec. 09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 
Dec. 10 - Davie, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Dec. 11 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall 
Dec. 13 - Austin, TX - The Moody Theater 
Dec. 14 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory 
Dec. 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex – Rockwell 
Dec. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern


Another Great White Lineup Change

Right on the back of the ridiculous RATT news, here's another lineup change: Great White has a new singer. Terry Ilous is out and Mitch Malloy is in.

The first paragraph of the press release is this:

"Legendary rock band, Great White is proud to announce that Mitch Malloy is now its lead singer. Malloy, a celebrated songwriter and artist now based in Nashville, takes the reigns as only the third lead vocalist in Great White’s 36-year history."

Only the third lead singer? Seriously? Now we're proud of not having too many lineup changes? This is insane. There's one singer of Great White and his name is Jack Russell. His touring band bothers me too. All these scab versions, two and three touring versions. It's just ridiculous.

You can see Mitch Malloy sing for Great White because the band is on tour this summer.