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Stray Cats To Reunite For The 1st Time In Ten Years @ “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend”

Hey all you hip cats and kittens, have I got some groovy jive to lay upon your psyche!!!! It’s the latest crazy in some New Year’s Breaking vibe and the press release below will showcase, The Stray Cats are reuniting. I’m sharing this all with you and can attest to it totally being on the square.

The Press Release:
Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom–original founding members of the acclaimed American Rockabilly trio, the STRAY CATS–will reunite for their first North American performance in 10 years on Saturday, April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headline “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.” The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “Rock This Town,” are honored to share the stage with such musical legends as Jerry Lee Lewis and Duane Eddy.

“There’s something magic about a Stray Cats show, Viva Las Vegas is the perfect event to experience that. C’mon down and Rock This Town!” –Brian Setzer

“Just a string bass, a guitar and a drum, Stray Cats are back to show em how it’s done. 39 years after our first gigs, we’re back! Can’t wait to Rock again with my brothers Brian and Slim.” –Lee Rocker

“Happy and thrilled to be hitting the stage with the Cats at Viva Las Vegas. We’re The Rockabilly Kings back to reclaim our throne!” –Slim Jim

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Original Line-Up of +Live+ To Reunite For 2017 World Tour

While 2016 found several bands ending their musical projects together after many years, it seems that in 2017 shall come with some reunions which is pretty cool news. Here’s the skinny on the band Live who will be hitting the road at some point in the new year. The full press release comes below the logo.

The Press Release:
The original line-up of +LIVE+–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have reunited for a worldwide tour including North America in 2017. The band is now writing and recording new music TBA. *See the Q&A with the band below.

Known as one of the most potent alternative rock acts and concert attractions–with their powerful musical dynamics, vocal fervor and questing lyrics–+LIVE+ will announce tour dates in the new year. The itinerary will be a mix of select headlining shows and key festival appearances.

2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry (released December 31, 1991). The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio.

+LIVE+, Chad Taylor, Ed Kowalczyk, Chad Gracey, and Patrick Dahlheimer

The original line-up of +LIVE+ performed their last show in July 2009 before going off in different directions. Rediscovering their friendship has healed old differences, setting the stage for the four members to come together to make music again.
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The New Thunder Phase 2: Tony Harnell Returns To TNT!

Logo - TNT

This news actually broke yesterday but since I wanted the “20 Years Reflection On Criss Oliva Passing” to get the attention it deserved, I waited until now to post this one. So here is the big Metal news for those who might not yet be aware. It seems as though singer Tony Harnell has reunited with TNT. He will once again join forces with blistering guitarist Ronnie LeTekro, drummer Diesel Dahl and their also returning bassist Sid Ringsby.
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Win Tix To See Saigon Kick In NYC On 4/11/2013

Poster - Saigon Kick at Studio - 2013

The Details: Saigon Kick were one of my favorite groups of the nineties from the moment that I first heard their self-titled debut release. They had an interesting sound that spoke to me more than some of the other bands who were making an appearance around the same time and while I kept up with their releases I never ever saw a single live performance. With this being the case I was excited to learn of the bands reunion with its original members and regional live shows and to make it all the more awesome, the great folks at Excess DB Entertainment are letting me put some lucky PiercingMetal fans into the show. Read more to know what to do.
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Black Sabbath Reunion Now Minus One

The press notes and quotes are flying with dreadful accuracy as the news about Black Sabbath moving forward in their plans to record and tour WITHOUT original member Bill Ward started posting today.

This all seemed to come to light the other day as Ward posted that he had been delivered a contract he deemed “unsignable” and how he would keep waiting for an acceptable proposal from the other members in order to proceed with the reunion plans.  Bill’s quote is cited below on the Bravewords.com website.

Bill Ward statement from his Official Website has been embedded below:

“Dear Sabbath Fans, Fellow Musicians and Interested Parties, At this time, I would love nothing more than to be able to proceed with the Black Sabbath album and tour. However, I am unable to continue unless a “signable” contract is drawn up; a contract that reflects some dignity and respect toward me as an original member of the band. Last year, I worked diligently in good faith with Tony, Ozzy and Geezer. And on 11/11/11, again in good faith, I participated in the L.A. press conference. Several days ago, after nearly a year of trying to negotiate, another “unsignable” contract was handed to me. Let me say that although this has put me in some kind of holding pattern, I am packed and ready to leave the US for England. More importantly, I definitely want to play on the album, and I definitely want to tour with Black Sabbath. Since the news of Tony’s illness, and the understanding that the band would move production to the UK, I’ve spent everyday getting to or living in a place of readiness to leave. That involves something of a task, and as I’ve tried to find out what’s going on with the UK sessions, I’ve realized that I’ve been getting “the cold shoulder” (and, I might add, not for the first time). Feeling somewhat ostracized, my guess is as of today, I will know nothing of what’shappening unless I sign “the unsignable contract.” The place I’m in feels lousy and lonely because as much as I want to play and participate, I also have to stand for something and not sign on. If I sign as-is, I stand to lose my rights, dignity and respectability as a rock musician. I believe in freedom and freedom of speech. I grew up in a hard rock/metal band. We stood for something then, and we played from the heart with honesty and sincerity. I am in the spirit of integrity, far from the corporate malady, I am real and honest, fair and compassionate.
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