SEBASTIAN BACH LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAY AUSTRALIA WITH GUNS N' ROSES
Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update:
"Well, it's official: life is incredible! I told the audience from the stage last year that we would be back in Australia with GUNS N' ROSES, and I hate to say 'I told you so,' but.... I told you so!!! Right on! To say we are excited is an understatement!!!! Playing the biggest places there are to play all over Australia with the biggest band ever! Playing for the second time with my childhood idols ROSE TATTOO! Playing/checking out Perth for the first time in my life! Of course, those of you Down Under remember the tour in 1993 with all of us ... here we are 14 years later still crankin'!!!!!! SEE YA SOON, AUSTRALIA! Fuck, I love saying that!!! Hopefully my drummer won't pull my pants down in front of 100,000 people this time! You had to be there..."
SEBASTIAN BACH tour dates:
June 01 - Nagoya, Japan - Shimin-kaikan Chu Hall
June 02 - Osaka, Japan - IMP Hall
June 04 - Tokyo, Japan - C.C. Lemon Hall (Shibuya Kokaido)
June 05 - Tokyo, Japan - Koseinenkin Kaikan
June 10 - Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome *
June 13 - Adelaide, Austrailia - Entertainment Centre *
June 15 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena *
June 20 - Brisbane, Austrailia - Entertainment Centre *
June 23 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena *
June 29 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena *
July 07 - Tuscany, Italy - Rosignano Solvay Evolution Festival
July 13 - Kvinesdal, Norway - Kvinesdal Rockfestival
Launch Radio Networks reports: RUSH will release "Snakes and Arrows", its first album of all-new material since 2002's "Vapor Trails", on May 1. The disc is the 18th studio effort of the band's 30-plus year career, and guitarist Alex Lifeson told Launch that it draws from different musical periods throughout the group's history: "I think this record has so much of who we are, our whole historical progress, you can find bits and pieces on this record that relate back to different stages in our lives. But at the same time, the package is fresh and the sound is fresh and contemporary, and very compelling."
"Far Cry", the first single from the album, is climbing the rock radio charts.
RUSH will begin a North American tour in support of "Snakes and Arrows" on June 13 in Atlanta, wrapping up on September 21 in Ottawa, Canada.
The 47-date North American trek will be broken into three legs — June 13 through July 9; July 18 through August 14; and August 23 through September 21.
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following messages on his web site:
"April 4: Just got back from viewing some of the last episodes (rough cuts) of our 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' show, which is a huge smash, they tell us. And, though I don't remember much of the filming process (remember, we live a lot of it — the cameras often just follow us around), I found myself laughing and tearing up...especially with baby shots of Soph [daughter] and Nick [son]. But then again, you're supposed to do that if you're a Mom or Dad. Then went off to FOX TV to do John Gibson's show to promote our A&E show (Sunday nights at 9 pm -- in most of the country.,.8 pm elsewhere). In the makeup room, ran into Dennis Miller, who was going on before me. Dennis isn't just one of the funnier people on the planet, he also has the cranial capacity to throw a line that will leave you giggling and then looking up the words that made you laugh. A smart guy. Hurried back to shoot with our camera crews from 7 pm till midnight. Tomorrow's another day.
"April 5: eBay auction a record: Proud to report the eBay auction for a dinner with Miss Shannon Tweed and myself, has officially closed. No more bids are being accepted. The winning bid: $75,000 dollars!!! All the money is to benefit Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids. Thank you one and all for participating. It's an important cause."