The all-star covers band Camp Freddy took to Los Angeles' Roxy just prior to the holidays for three nights of surprise guests and killer covers that left audiences rocked to the core. With a base of singer Donovan Leitch, guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Matt Sorum, Camp Freddy puts on a great show as is, but the surprise guests are usually what makes the gigs fun.
Outspoken Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider will have the tables turned on him on Jan. 24 when he becomes the subject of the 2nd Annual 'Rock & Roll Roast' taking place in Anaheim, Calif. The musician will be lovingly skewered by peers such as Zakk Wylde, Anthrax's Scott Ian and Lita Ford, as well as several comedians and celebrities.
Several members of the hard rock community are mobilizing to help those in need by recording a benefit track to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The collective, which consists of Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde and JD Deservio, Sevendust's Morgan Rose, Candlebox's Kevin Martin and New York outfit the Infinite Staircase, will record the as-yet-untitled song with plans to release it as an iTunes exclusive on Jan. 8.
Zakk Wylde's name has come up more than a few times this year as a fill-in for a potential Pantera reunion, but before that could ever happen, the remaining members would have to determine if a reunion without the full original lineup is in their best interest. Wylde tells Brave Words that Pantera getting back together after the death of Dimebag Darrell is similar to what Led Zeppelin had to consider when offers continued to flood in after the loss of John Bonham.
Throughout the past year, the surviving members of Pantera have commented on the possibility of Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell if the band were ever to reunite. While it's all been speculation thus far, singer Phil Anselmo now reveals that he recently discussed the topic with Wylde himself.
Zakk Wylde, founder of Black Label Society, will host a new weekly sports talk series on SiriusXM. 'Wylde on Sports' will debut Sept. 4 and air every Tuesday for six weeks on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. The co-host will be Ken Thomson, Wylde's brother-in-law and a veteran sports talk host.
Metalheads can breathe a sigh of relief, as VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, which stars Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, will return for its 11th season. Scheduled guests for the upcoming season include Zakk Wylde, Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, King Diamond, former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate + many more.