Bret Michaels Reviews 'Rock of Ages,' Slash Goes 360 + More
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In his video review, he quotes lyrics to his own 'Fallen Angel!' Nothing wrong with a lot of shameless self-promotion! When pontificating on whether to award film star Tom Cruise with a rose or a thorn for his performance as rock god Stacee Jaxx, Michaels says, "He would get a bouquet. He nailed it."
Michaels dubs the film "nothin' but a good time" and gives the "ultimate summer party move" a rating of 11, and tells fans to throw their pants at the screen! Why? Watch the video review to find out. [NextMovie]
You can see Slash from every possible angle with his new Slash 360 app. The app, which retails at iTunes for just $4.99, takes you in the studio, where you can watch Slash record his new solo jaunt, Apocalyptic Love, from start to finish. If you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a guitar legend, this app is how you can do it. [iTunes via Press Release]
The fifth annual Rockapalooza is set for June 23 in Jackson, Michigan. It will be hosted by rabblerousers Bam Margera and Brandon Novak, and features not one, not two, but six stages! The Monster Energy main stage features headliners Puddle of Mudd, and opening acts Saliva, Rehab, We Came As Romans, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 12 Stones and Emphatic, to name a few. The National Guard Stage also includes I See Stars, Sore Eyes, Otherwise, and more. Tickets are cheap at $30 (advance) and $35 (day of), while anyone under 10 gets in free. A free, pre-party concert is slated for the night before at the fairgrounds, featuring Mushroomhead and Sore Eyes. It's all ages, with doors opening at 6. Grab tickets! [Via Press Release, ETix]
Lostprophets are gearing up to release their new album Weapons, and the band spoke about its recent U.S. label "situation" and still feeling like an underdog, despite all the love its native U.K. bestows! "We always kind of feel like we have that underdog mentality no matter what goes on with us," guitarist Mike Lewis said. "Over the past few years, we've had some issues here in the States, but everywhere else in the world it's kind of taken over nicely, especially in Europe and the U.K. has really been taking over nicely. But we still kind of have that underdog mentality no matter what happens and I don't know why that is." That's what keeps 'em honest! [Loudwire]
Abigail Williams, the Los Angeles-based black metal band, will hit the studio this fall to work on their fourth platter. Pre-pro is expected for October. Frontman Ken Sorceron offered some insight into the new material, saying, "Same stuff as before really. We have enough songs for a full-length written right now (four songs, haha) but we will just keep writing until it's time to record and see what sticks. So far, it's slower and heavier, but who knows." [Lambgoat]