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The Rock Carnival @ FirstEnergy Park

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The 2016 Rock Carnival is here and the Friday night concert event will be headlined by the one and only Alice Cooper. Also scheduled to appear are Zakk Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult and Clutch along with many more.

Rock Carnival 2016: Daily Lineups Reveal & Additional Artists Announced

Hey there my friends, this post is another bit of press copy regarding the upcoming Rock Carnival for 2016. This one shares the information about a number of the other bands performing. Take a look and I’ll return at the close.

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The Press Release:
Second Annual ROCK CARNIVAL Reveals Daily Line-Ups + Adds New Performers. Newly-Added Performing Talent Includes: DAUGHTRY (Featuring American Idol Season Five Contestant Chris Daughtry – A Fun Performance for the Whole Family! + LIFE OF AGONY, SEBASTIAN BACH, JIM BREUER and the Loud & Rowdy, PUNKY MEADOWS, 10 YEARS & more…

+ Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Overkill, Ace Frehley, Monster Magnet, Fuel & More

The Northeast’s Only Classic Carnival + Rock’ Roll Festival Experience is BACK! Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 @ FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ

Single Day GA, Weekend GA and Reserved Seat Weekend Packages are On Sale Now. Get VIP Packages and Skybox Meet & Greets Here (powered by SoundRink)

The second annual ROCK CARNIVAL returns with another stellar line-up of the biggest names in entertainment. The main event will take place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 at its new location in Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will feature classic amusement rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action Professional Wrestling, a wide selection of tasty brews, and of course… the best in local, national and international rock music performances! This year’s event will also see the addition of more carnival area space and a children’s fun zone. This is a weekend of big fun for the whole family!
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Hollywood Vampires @ Ampitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

The Hollywood Vampires are a Hard Rock supergroup that features Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp among others. Tonight they bring their sound to the beach in Coney Island at our brand new concert ampitheater.

Rock Legend Alice Cooper To Headline Rock Carnival 2016: Friday Event

Much like the first go round for the Rock Carnival back in 2015, the returning event in 2016 is going to find me posting a number of broadcasts since there are several press releases getting sent out and many of them are expanding upon the coolness of the event. With that said, here is the recently received one that discusses how Alice Cooper would be headlining the Friday night part of the event. We’ve already shared how Twisted Sister will be performing the final East Coast gig and do that on Saturday. Anyway, here is the press piece.

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The Press Release:
Rock Legend ALICE COOPER to Headline at ROCK CARNIVAL 2016 + More Performing Artists Announced

Additional New Performing Artists Include: CLUTCH, BLUE OYSTER CULT, ZAKK SABBATH & more…

The Northeast’s Only Classic Carnival + Rock’ Roll Festival Experience is BACK!

Featuring TWISTED SISTER’s Official Tri-State Farewell Performance + Overkill, Ace Frehley, Monster Magnet, Fuel, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer & More

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016 @ FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ – Bring The Whole Family!
Single Day GA, Weekend GA and Reserved Seat Weekend Packages are On Sale Now. Get VIP Packages and Skybox Meet & Greets Here (powered by SoundRink)

As recently announced, the annual ROCK CARNIVAL is back for its second year – taking place on September 30, October 1 and October 2 at its new location in Lakewood, NJ at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood Blue Claws.

As with its inaugural year, which drew a staggering 50,000+ attendees, the second annual ROCK CARNIVAL will feature classic amusement rides and entertainment, the most delicious food truck offerings, high-action Professional Wrestling, a wide selection of tasty brews, and of course… the best in local, national and international rock music performances! This year’s event will also see the addition of more carnival area space and a children’s fun zone. This is a weekend of big fun for the whole family!
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“Hollywood Vampires” (Deluxe) by Hollywood Vampires

Artist: Hollywood Vampires
Title: “Hollywood Vampires” (Deluxe)
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 9-11-2015
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Have you heard about these guys yet? If you haven’t let me borrow a line from their Official Wikipedia entry since it gets right to the point. Those who are on point please mark your Facebook Status as “waiting for PiercingMetal to get on with the review” or something.

“Hollywood Vampires is an American rock supergroup formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s. The band name derives from The Hollywood Vampires, a celebrity drinking club formed by Cooper in the 1970s whose members included Ringo Starr of The Beatles and Keith Moon of The Who.”

The album begins with a dramatic reading from Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” by the late and still so very great Christopher Lee who seemed to be a class act all around when you look back on his life. Not only was he a resounding acting presence but he also loved the Metal so it was great to find him reading at the opening of this release. “Raise The Dead” is the first original that we get from the band and it’s got a real live sound to it. I can see the band onstage doing this one and the fans rallying behind them. What follows are a LOT of cover versions of tunes that are nothing less than classics and we begin with “My Generation” by The Who and as you saw above, the late Keith Moon was a part of this drinking club. Cooper knocks this out which was great to hear since it’s a different register. During “Whole Lotta Love” you’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear ACDC’s Brian Johnson belting it out like he was 25 years younger. I almost thought it was someone else. I didn’t recall a few of the songs immediately but after a couple of listens knew that they were in my musical mind in regions not checked in some time, one of these was the Spirit inclusion of “I Got A Line On You” which is fantastic. Cooper calls upon the spirit of Jim Morrison for The Doors inclusions and I felt Jim was smiling down on him from the great beyond and perhaps even toasting a drink like they used to do so many times in the past.
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