METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Tracii Guns succeeds big-time in L.A. Guns reunion with Phil Lewis at NAMM convention ANAHEIM, Calif., USA — For years L.A. Guns has been divided, a long, sad saga that has often included two versions of the band exisiting at the same time. That all ended Friday. Tracii Guns and singer Phil Lewis are reunited again, this time for good they swear, and Guns’ nemesis, longtime drummer Steve Riley, is[…]Read More »
ALL TWISTED Superstar band Twisted Sister headlines Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse anniversary at soldout Roxy LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA — Based on his reputation for being among the best in the world at what he does, rock impresario Riki Rachtman was able to sell out the Roxy and Whisky on successive nights to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic club, The Cathouse — without letting anyone know which surprise bands would be performing. As Spiderman[…]Read More »
BACK FOR MORE Original RATT members PEARCY, DeMARTINI and CROUCIER make a statement LOS ANGELES, California — Sources close to the Ratt camp have been hinting around for months that something was going to happen. Now it appears something has happened. Over the weekend 3 of the original surviving Ratt members made a public appearance together in Los Angeles. Not only did they make an appearance, but they did so with guitarist Carlos Cavazo and[…]Read More »
WHAM BAM THANK YOU NAMM! Metal Sludge covers the annual NAMM convention, and boy did we have fun ANAHEIM, Calif., USA — The NAMM convention was a huge success once again, as the annual industry event gets bigger — and better — every year, and the 2016 version was off the charts in terms of an overflow crowd, an amazing array of equipment vendors and, best of all, a series of riveting performances by[…]Read More »
"The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" New 35 mm Print to be shown in Los Angeles theater April 4th.
Los Angeles theater to show “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years” —New 35 mm Print “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years” 1988, 94 minutes, color, 35mm Directed by Penelope Spheeris; with Aerosmith, Kiss, Megadeth, Motörhead, Ozzy Osbourne, and W.A.S.P. Special guest: Penelope Spheeris; other guests to be announced. Date: Friday April 4th 2014 – 7:30PM Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science as[…]Read More »