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Friday, March 30, 2012

Brief Update for Friday March 30th, 2012


Sure to be one of this touring season’s hottest packages, The Gang of Outlaws Tour, brings three leaders of their respective genres together for six weeks of performances this May and June.  Joining the legendary ZZ Top are 3 Doors Down and, on most of the dates, Gretchen Wilson.
The tour will alight at select eastern, southern and mid western venues, kicking off May 25 in Manchester, NH.

ZZ Top, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” will be topping the bill and playing the songs that have made the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers American music icons in the forefront of blues-based rock for more than forty years.  The band’s line-up of Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard has been intact all that time – a feat unequalled in the annals of music history.  Their catalog of massive hits includes “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Legs,” “Tush,” “LaGrange” and more.  
It is expected they’ll preview new material from their forthcoming release over the course of "The Gang of Outlaws” Tour.

Notes Gibbons, “We’re really looking forward to working with the guys from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen too, if we may borrow from the late, great Robert Johnson, clear those stones from the pass way on this phenomenal tour.  The Gang of Outlaws is ready to ride!”

ZZ Top will be partnering up with southern alternative rock’s hugely successful 3 Doors Down, straight out of Escatawpa, Mississippi. The group — Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson and Greg Upchurch– brings its multi-platinum catalog of hits and album tracks to the tour including their #1 smash hits “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You,” and their latest chart topper “It’s Not My Time.” Says lead singer Brad Arnold of Gang of Outlaws, “The tour is huge! We have the honor to share the stage with some amazing artists, including one of my favorite bands, ZZ Top! We can’t wait to bring Gang Of Outlaws to your town.”

Rounding out the bill in style is Gretchen Wilson, representing the distaff side of the Gang of Outlaws. Her breakthrough hit, “Redneck Woman” is well known as the anthem of southern sass and femininity.  Her catalog of rock-inspired country hits includes multiple platinum albums and such single smashes as “Here For The Party,” “When I Think About Cheatin’,” “Homewrecker,” “All Jacked Up” and more.  She expressed her feelings about her participation in a no uncertain terms: “Obviously I couldn’t be more excited that I am to be part of this tour…  Fabulous guys, fabulous musicians!”


Eddie Trunk provides update on 'That Metal Show' Season 10!


US rock TV and radio legend for the now, Eddie Trunk is plugging his forthcoming new series of the VH1 Classic, 'That Metal Show,' which starts it's tenth season this coming Saturday night.
Here's the scoop from Eddie in his newsletter to fans.

Revised TMS S10 Schedule:
The all new season of TMS debuts this Saturday night at 11PM ET on VH1 Classic!  There are some changes to the schedule so I have posted the new roll out below.  Please note we did shoot 10 all new shows, however, VH1 Classic is only showing 8 of them for this next run. 
The episodes with David Draiman/Adrenaline Mob and Bobby Blotzer / LA Guns WILL AIR, but they will now be included with season 11 and should debut sometime this Summer.  This was a network decision I have no control over.  But they will air, just at a slightly later date.  So starting Saturday 8 new shows kick off.  Here  is the revised schedule for season 10.  Also just a note, Jason Newsted cancelled at the last minute, so he has not yet done a show with us as planned.  Premiere dates below. 
All premieres 11PM on VH1 Classic with repeats through the week. 
Last name listed is guest musician playing in the show.  Thanks for watching!

3/31/12 - Lars Ulrich, Robb Flynn, Mike Portnoy
4/7/12 - Alice Cooper, Jack Russell, Brian Tichy
4/14/12 - T&N (George Lynch, Mick Brown, Jeff Pilson), Slash, Brian Tichy
4/21/12 - Adrian Smith, Michael Schenker
4/28/12 - Lemmy, Robert Mason and Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Michael Schenker
5/5/12 - Michael Schenker, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Frank Hannon
5/12/12 - Billy Duffy and Ian Astbury (The Cult), Doro, Frank Hannon
5/19/12 - Vinnie Paul, Tommy Shaw and James 'JY' Young (Styx), Steve Stevens  

Upcoming ET Welcomes Shows:

4/27/12 - Guns 'N Roses Tribute, Appetite for Destruction @ BB Kings NYC   
5/9/12 - Lynch Mob @ BB Kings NYC
5/9/12 - Geoff Tate @ Highline NYC 
5/10/12 - Dokken, Warrant and Trixter @ Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ  
5/11/12 - M3 Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD  
5/12/12 - Overkill @ Best Buy Theater NYC  
5/14/12 - Loudness @ BB Kings NYC
5/24/12 - Stryper @ BB Kings NYC 

Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Live:

5/4/12 - Corazon Seattle, WA
5/5/12 - Hawthrone Theatre Portland, OR 

Also available now: 
"Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal"! 
You can order personalized signed copies direct from me, or regular copies anywhere books are sold.  Thanks for making my book such a success!
Order Your Personalized Copy Now!

Once again, I will host Rocklahoma Memorial Day weekend in Pryor, OK.  Visit for lineup and ticket info.

Finally, don't forget my satellite radio show has moved to Channel 39. 
Same time, same show, just now on 39.  6-10pm ET on Sirius and XM.
As usual Twitter is the way for up to the second news and photos: @eddietrunk

Official website:

LITA FORD to Present at Revolver Golden God Awards - Launches New Website

On Tour This Summer With Def Leppard and Poison

Legendary female metal icon LITA FORD has been confirmed as a presenter at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The event will be held in Los Angeles, CA at Club Nokia on Wednesday April 11th. It will be broadcast on XBOX Live, XBOX and Revolver Magazine Facebook Pages. For more information visit:

LITA cannot wait to be a part of the Golden Gods Awards:
"The Golden Gods , a heavy metal presentation of the blood , sweat and guts of rock n roll , a dream come true!!!
As a presenter I am SO STOKED! What an honor! And I couldn't ask to be in better company. Where's my Black Leather???"

Yesterday saw the launch of the brand new official LITA FORD website. The site features the latest LITA news, tour dates and more. Check it out at

LITA commented on her new website:
"Don't forget to check out my new Black Widow Web site ... It's a beautiful site just waiting for you to devour your every LITA FORD need ..... I Spun it just for you ."

LITA's new album Living Like A Runaway will be released June 19th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four configurations: a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download.

Coinciding with the album's release, LITA is hitting the road this summer with Def Leppard and Poison on the "Rock of Ages Tour".
The dates for the first leg of the tour have been announced and are listed below. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Best known for her work with The Runaways and her solo career, featuring hit singles "Kiss Me Deadly" and the Billboard charting duet "Close My Eyes Forever" with Ozzy Osbourne, LITA is ready to make a return to the throne as the queen of metal.

LITA FORD on Tour With Def Leppard and Poison:
6/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
6/22: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
6/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Amphitheater
6/25: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
6/27: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
6/29: Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
6/30: Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Time Forum
7/2: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/3: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
7/6: Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
7/7: Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/10: Baltimore, MD @ Merriweather Pavilion
7/11: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
7/13: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Pavilion
7/16: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
7/17: Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum

7/19: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena

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