Screamer Magazine June 2012
Featuring: Lita Ford. Also Included Great White, Phil Soussan, Trixter, Electric Sister, Turisas, Jack's Great White, Derek Davis, Sigh and Much More.

Articles in the June 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • You Can Lita Ford To Guitars...

    When most teenage girls were aspiring to become prom queen, preparing for their driver’s license, and confined to classrooms, 17-year-old Lita Ford was already crowned Queen of Noise, riding in limousines, and taking lessons from the school of life as lead guitarist and “eldest” member of the groundbreaking, hard-rocking, all-female Runaways.  Now, more than 3 decades later, Ford has no

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  • Great White: Calm Waters Ahead

    "Help, I'm steppin' into the twilight zone. The place is a madhouse,  feels like being cloned." No, this isn't an interview with the band Golden Earring.  It's an interview with Michael Lardie from the band Great White--not to be confused with Jack Russell's Great White.  They are separate bands--although Lardie and Russell played for many years together in the original Great

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  • Phil Soussan Protecting The Music

    Ask most people what they know about Phil Soussan, and chances are the reply will be something to the effect of "Oh yeah...he was the bass player for Ozzy."  Yes, Soussan was the bass player on The Ultimate Sin album, and he did write the hit song Shot In The Dark.  However, there is far, far more in the resume of

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  • TRIXTER: DRIVING A NEW AUDIO MACHINE

    The spandex pants may be stashed away in mothballs, the Aquanet cans rusting on the back of a bathroom shelf, but Trixter’s 80s musical roots sprout with a 21st century twist on their strong, swaggering comeback album, New Audio Machine (Frontiers Records).  As guitarist Steve Brown describes their newest release in two decades, “It has the trademarks of our sound -- melodic

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  • The Lost Art of Rock & Roll Has Been Found

    Electric Sister gets its influences from classic, heavy and punk rock, its spirit from the gods and goddesses of old, its power from everything Tesla invented.  The Oakland, CA-based band spent more than a year earning a reputation for live shows that were consistently unpredictable and memorable.  Up and down the coast, the band was tearing up club stages and

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  • Turisas Sounding the Battle Cry

    In the course of Metal history, there's been several geographically based movements with great impact around the world, such as The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), both the Swedish and Florida based Death Metal scenes, San Francsico Thrash, L.A. Glam, Norwegian Black Metal, German Power Metal, etc. etc. For almost twenty years now Finland, a country of only

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  • Former Babylon A.D. Frontman, Derek Davis is Re-Volting

    Babylon A.D. was one of the more underrated hard rock bands of the late 80s-early 90's.  Their first album was solid and hard-hitting, containing the hits Bang Go The Bells, Hammer Swings Down and Kid Goes Wild.  They had the talent and potential to be as huge as contemporaries such as Poison and Warrant.  Alas, given the whims of the music

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  • Sigh: No Sleep For The Wicked

    The Land of The Rising Sun, best known for sushi, anime, and cute women, rarely gets mentioned as a breeding ground of great Metal, save for the bands you already know (Loudness, EZO, Anthem, Dir En Grey), one of the mainstays of the Japanese scene, Tokyo's Sigh, carry the originality and creativity banner beyond cultural and stylistic boundaries. Formed over

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Press Releases

  • SLASH’S ‘Apocalyptic Love’ Enters Billboard Album Chart At #4

    SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE has stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut this week. The disc is also #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. In addition, APOCALYPTIC LOVE is exploding internationally as the album is also Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada

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  • The Cult's 'Choice of Weapon' Makes Strong Chart Debut

    The Cult's Choice of Weapon (Cooking Vinyl) has come out of the gate strong, debuting on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart at #34.  The album made other impressive Billboard chart numbers as well - #3 on the Hard Rock chart, #15 on the Rock chart, and #7 on the Indie Albums chart.  Choice of Weapon made impressive entries on the UK charts (#20) as well as the

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  • Anthrax, Testament Announce Canadian Tour Dates and More

    Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called "The Best Metal Tour of the Year," when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, kick off a late-summer trek on September 14. Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work their way north, cross

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  • Scotty Dunbar Releases Solo EP “In A Mellow Mood”

    The debut six song solo EP release from Down Boys Recording Artist Scotty Dunbar “In A Mellow Mood” has just been released worldwide.  As of May 30th, 2012 “In A Mellow Mood”  hit the Amazon Charts in the following categories: # 1 on the “Hot New Releases In Pop Rock”, # 1 on the “Hot New Releases In Euro Pop”,

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  • 4ARM Announce First Us Tour

    4ARM is pleased to announce their first ever tour of the USA as they will be a part of The Zombie Apocalypse Tour this summer. The bands included in the tour are Casket For Cassandra, Prey For Sleep and another Australian band Deprivation, also making the journey across the Pacific Ocean. Short Fuse will also be part of the tour on selected

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  • X Japan's YOSHIKI Unveils His Madame Tussaud's Wax Figure

    Yoshiki, leader of legendary visual rock band X Japan, attended the unveiling ceremony of his wax figure in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong earlier this week. Astonished by the striking resemblance and lifelikeness of his wax figure which is being shown in Hong Kong for a limited time only, Yoshiki couldn't help asking himself, "Am I looking in a mirror?" Considered

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  • Nova Rex: Ain't Easy Being Cheesy in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Library & Archives

    Rock & roll is not pretty. That's why it sometimes wears make-up. The real-life exploits of glam band NOVA REX come back to life in this hilarious 2011 documentary DVD that recalls the heavy-metal group riffing through the late 1980s hair-band era before crashing into a wall of early '90s grunge. Turn it up loud and love it! The 2011

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  • Charm City Devils Confirms Shows With Taproot And Theory Of A Deadman

    As CHARM CITY DEVILS continue to travel around the U.S. on their “Sinners Ball Tour” in support of their SINS album (out now via Fat Lady Music), additional shows are now being added, supporting Taproot (starting May 30) and Theory Of A Deadman (starting July 20), that will keep them on the road into the Fall. The first single from

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  • Slash LiveStream Concert Airs Tonight At 10:30pm EDT

    SLASH: Along with his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)--will perform a sold-out show tonight, Tuesday, May 22. The show will be broadcast tonight LIVE via Livestream at 10:30 pm EDT worldwide here: http://new.livestream.com/slash/livefromNYC. Today (May 22) marks the release of SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, which was written

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  • Fall From Grace To Embark On Summer Tour With Saving Abel

    Seattle rock band Fall From Grace is gearing up to hit the road with Saving Abel for a Summer tour kicking off May 31st at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO. The tour will hit select cities across the US through July 20th. Fall From Grace was born in the musical bed of Seattle, Washington. Fall From Grace, an

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  • Megadeth Kicks Off Co-Headlining Tour With Rob Zombie

    Metal icons MEGADETH are delivering volcanic performances and earning rave reviews on their co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together. The trek kicked off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and will include two high-profile rock festival appearances including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, where the tour wraps on Saturday,

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  • Weekend Warriors Release Album of Skynyrd Tunes for Music Education

    House of Melody, an Arkansas based southern rock band composed of Steve “Kish” Moody, Nick Carter, Steve Shatzer and James “Lynn” Burke, have come together to record and promote a new album to generate scholarships for music education.  The music can be purchased online at all digital outlets including iTunes, CD Baby, ReverbNation and directly from the band page at

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  • Third Annual CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour Returns with Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm & New Medicine

    CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be

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  • Deadline Music To Release Special Lynch Mob A/V Collection On June 19

    Deadline Music/Cleopatra Records will release a special 3-disc audio/video deluxe collection of Lynch Mob’s REvolution.  The set features the full-length studio album Revolution with killer, supercharged renditions of classic Dokken/Lynch Mob tracks such as “Tooth And Nail,” “Breaking The Chains,” “Wicked Sensation,” and more.  It also includes professionally filmed live performances recorded during the 2005 REvolution Tour, mixed in 5.1

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  • Deadline Music To Release Rare, Storied Spiders & Snakes Album London Daze

    On June 19, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release the rare fifth studio album from Spiders & Snakes, the storied Sunset Blvd. band fronted by Lizzie Grey.  Packaged with bonus tracks from the original 1980 London demo featuring Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Nigel Benjamin of Mott the Hoople, this LONDON DAZE release is finally celebrating

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  • The Cult to Guest on Rockline 5/23/12

    Founding Cult members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy will be the featured guests on the nationally-syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:30PM PT/11:30PM ET. Astbury and Duffy will talk about their new album, Choice of Weapon, that will be out Tuesday, May 22, debut songs from the new release, and take listeners' calls.

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  • Voodoo 2012: Green Day And Neil Young & Crazy Horse Confirmed As First Headliners

    Green Day will once again headline THE VOODOO MUSIC AND ARTS EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY STEPHEN REHAGE.  The Grammy Award-winning trio last performed at VOODOO in 2004; their most recent appearance in New Orleans was at the historic re-opening of the Louisiana Superdome in September 2006.  Green Day will be releasing three albums, a trilogy entitled ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! on Reprise

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  • Slash Live Sold-Out Concert From NYC Set For Broadcast On Livestream.com At 10:15 PM EDT May 22

    SLASH--the iconic Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee--is gearing up for the May 22 release of his second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. SLASH and his bandmates--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)--are set to broadcast their live sold-out concert from Irving Plaza in New York

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  • Riot Fest & Carnival Unveils 3-Day Festival Set for Sept 14, 15, 16

    After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST--the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era--is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill,

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  • Jane's Addiction Announce Third Leg Of The “Theatre Of The Escapists” Tour

    JANE’S ADDICTION turn up the heat for the third leg of their North American “Theatre of the Escapists” tour.  Joining them on their new summer dates--which go on sale this week—will be various support acts on select shows including Mutemath, Band of Skulls and Die Antword. The immersive theatrical experience of the “Theatre of the Escapists” carnival--described by the Dallas

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  • KORN Announces June Tour Dates and Releases “Way Too Far” Video

    KORN have just announced a string of June tour dates that will take the ground-breaking, multi-platinum band through the Northeast, Midwest and Canada. Openers on the tour include frontman JONATHAN DAVIS DJing as his alter ego J Devil, as well as dubstep talent Sluggo.  Ticket information and special VIP packages can found at korn.com. This touring news comes on the

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  • Anthrax Plans Special Set for Mayhem 2012 Festival

    When Anthrax was given the choice of playing this summer's Mayhem Main Stage or the festival's Jagermeister Stage, the band opted to headline the latter, and to do something special for the crowd. Explained Anthrax's Charlie Benante, "We decided to pattern the Mayhem set on the kind of shows The Ramones used to do:  a high-energy, non-stop barrage of hit,

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  • Love & Death New Video From Their New EP “Chemicals”

    Love & Death's  new video for the current single and title track to their new EP “Chemicals” premiered today on Vevo and can be seen below. Over the weekend on Saturday May 5th, Welch rejoined his former band Korn on stage at the Carolina Rebellion festival at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina to perform the band's classic song

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  • GLITTER AND GLAM FEST Returns Sunday June 17th 2012

    The Glitter & Glam Fest at world famous The Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, Ca. The Whiskey A Go Go 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, Ca. 90069 Sunday June 17th, 2012 8pm All ages Filming upcoming Rebel Rebel documentary-Giveaways-Exclusive Merchandise Rebel Rebel Spiders & Snakes Willow Wisp Tramps Like Us Arson Strike Sexual Stellar + other Glitter, Glam and

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  • The Cult To Play "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

    The Cult will be the musical guest on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Friday, May 18, marking the band's second appearance on the late-night network television show.  "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs at 12:00AM ET and PT/11:00PM CT.  Fans are invited to attend the taping - go to www.1iota.com for information on obtaining tickets, or log onto www.thecult.us/ for more information.

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  • SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Launch July North American Dates

    As the Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee SLASH gears up for the May 22 release of his second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, he’s announced a run of headlining shows in North America kicking off July 12 and wrapping August 4 with up-and-coming Canadian group Monster Truck supporting.  An exclusive fan pre-sale begins this

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  • THE OFFSPRING: Rave Reviews From Last Night’s Performance at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA

    THE OFFSPRING performed a special 20th Anniversary performance of their Epitaph debut album Ignition at Alex's Bar in Long Beach, CA May 3.  To a packed crowd of fiercely devoted fans, they also played their classic hits and two songs from their upcoming DAYS GO BY album out June 26 via Columbia: the title track (which is the newly released

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  • Laura Wilde is Crashing Ted Nugent's Great White Buffalo Tour

    The ferocious debut—Sold My Soul—from Laura Wilde, the 22-year old hard rock import from Down Under (Melbourne, to be exact) was enough to land her on the upcoming Ted Nugent tour. Wilde is exactly that. She’s a hard-charging take-no-prisoners balls-to-the-wall rocker who wrote it all, sang it all, played lead guitar, bass guitar and drums on this, her gritty, powerful

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  • The Darkness is Set To Release Third Studio Album ‘Hot Cakes’ on August 21

    British rock group THE DARKNESS have confirmed they will release their third studio album  titled HOT CAKES on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world). After a seven-year wait, HOT CAKES--produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin--will deliver the epic

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  • Joe Satriani's SATCHURATED Lands at # 3 on Billboard's DVD Chart

    Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world, released his critically-acclaimed live concert Satchurated: Live in Montreal last week on 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD, through Epic Records and today, the DVD enters at # 3 on The Billboard DVD chart. Joe is about to hit the road on Friday with his ‘other’ band, Chickenfoot,

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  • ROCK ON THE RANGE Performance Times Announced

    Performance times have been announced for the sixth annual ROCK ON THE RANGE-- America’s premier destination rock festival--held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. The daily schedule is as follows (performance times subject to change): Friday, May 18 Friday Night 4Play F.Y.E. Second Stage 7:00 PM           Hells Bells 7:45 PM           Black Tide 8:30 PM           Foxy Shazam 9:30

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Product Press Releases

  • IK Multimedia iRig MIC Cast Now Shipping

    IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig™ MIC Cast, the ultra-compact microphone for the iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad® is now shipping. iRig MIC Cast is a miniaturized  microphone, that plugs into the iOS device mini-jack, designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, videoconferences, lectures, voice memos, speeches, music and more. iRig MIC Cast provides a pocket-sized voice recording solution

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  • Source Audio Releases Dual Expression Pedal

    Source Audio, innovators of the award winning Hot Hand® Motion Controlled Effects and the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter, are expanding their Utility line of products with the release of their new Dual Expression Pedal.  The pedal brings enhanced functionality to any pedal board with its ability to control multiple pedals at once.  Its special 1/8 in. sensor out function also

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  • AudioVault.co releases MicVault Live

    Did you ever wish you could carry one of the world's greatest live sound engineers in your pocket or backpack? You can come close with the release of AudioVault.co's MicVault Live, with the development assistance of RedTruss Software. If you don't have the phone numbers of the world's top engineers on speed dial, MicVault Live will instantly save your day by

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  • Oktober Guitars Unleashes Their Wrath of Wraiths

    Oktober Guitars today announces the release of their new Wraith electric guitar.  The new model is the latest addition to their line of distinct designs.  The Oktober Wraith is available worldwide and can be ordered directly from the Oktober Guitars website. The Wraith’s solid mahogany neck and body are matched with Oktober Blockhead pickups. Standard features include a 24 ¾

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  • Mötley Crüe Bassist Nikki Sixx Teams With Dean Markley USA

    Dean Markley USA today announced the release of the new Nikki Sixx Helix HD SS Bass Strings.   This collaboration with Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx, offers the exact string type and gauges he uses on stage. The Nikki Sixx strings are constructed of stainless steel alloy and feature new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings. As Nikki puts it: “Dean Markley puts

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  • The Sun Begins to Set on Cort’s Competition

    Cort Guitars announced today their new Sunset Series, designed for rock, rockabilly and alternative guitarists. The Sunset guitars are available in two models, Sunset 1 and Sunset 2. Both feature mahogany necks and bodies with maple tops, rosewood fingerboards and TV Jones pickups. Sunset Series guitars come equipped with D’Addario strings, chrome hardware and are available in black and candy

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  • Sennheiser to Host Recording Sound Academy

    Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will host an exclusive webinar this Thursday, May 3rd as part of its ongoing online Recording Sound Academy program. The webinar will focus on "Recording Acoustic Instruments and Modern Compression Tactics" and will be hosted by Grammy Award winning producer / engineer Karl Richardson. Karl Richardson has recorded and produced nineteen number one records

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