Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, GLENN HUGHES) is the latest addition to the SEBASTIAN BACH touring band which also features Kollman’s long-time musical companion Kevin Chown (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, TARJA) on bass and Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, HALFORD, RIOT) on drums. Kollman will be with Bach for the rest of his current U.S. run of dates which ends July 14 in Dallas, TX .
“Hey everyone, I’m six dates into the tour with Sebastian Bach and I’m having a blast! Playing all these places around the Midwest is taking me right back to the Edwin Dare days and all the rock’n’roll craziness (Kevin) Chown and I lived through when we were kids. It’s so great to be playing with these guys – Sebastian is a powerhouse and killin’ it every night, Bobby is a machine (only took us about a dozen year to finally play together in a band situation!), and Kevin is like a musical brother. You gotta come out and see this band – it just keeps getting better now that we’re dialed in. Check out the cover of Jimi Hendrix’ ‘Fire’ below:
We did the other night in Sioux Falls , SD ! We’re at this great amphitheatre in Sterling Heights , MI tonight, ready to rock, and then we’ve got another dozens shows between Ohio and Texas . Can’t wait!”
In other Kollman news, the guitarist recently reunited with ASIA feat. John Payne for a one-off show at the Canyon Club in Los Angeles , CA . Footage of the 1982 classic ‘Heat of the Moment’ can be viewed at this location:
Kollman will also be back with Japanese superstar Eikicki Yazawa later this fall. Confirmed tour dates include the ‘Rock In Dome’ show at Tokyo ’s giant Tokyo Dome on September 5.
Finally, Kollman has announced a demo archives compilation of early recordings from his pre-EDWIN DARE days, set to be released sometime in the fall. Tentatively titled ‘Jeff & Tommy Kollman – the Heavy Metal Teenage Years’; the album is set to contain 18 songs from the brothers’ formative years in Toledo, OH before they set out to conquer the world with their first band VXN.
Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD) has posted in-studio footage of 2 songs from FATES WARNING‘s highly acclaimed “Darkness In A Different Light” album. The video can be seen on his YouTube channel, below.
”Hey all, I finally sat down and finished editing some drumming video footage of myself from the recording sessions of Fates Warning’s “Darkness In A Different Light” at The Carriage House in Stamford, CT. DIADL was released in October 2013, and, of course, I’ve have this footage for a while but for various reasons I never got around to editing it until now. Better late than never, I guess. The two songs in this particular video clip are “I Am” and “One Thousand Fires.” Enjoy!”
“Darkness In A Different Light” is FATES WARNING first album to feature Jarzombek on drums who has been part of the band’s touring line-up since 2007. Jarzombek previously recorded 2011’s ARCH/MATHEOS’ “Sympathetic Resonance” album with Fates alumni John Arch, Jim Matheos, Joey Vera and Frank Aresti.
Vocalist Sebastian Bach is taking part in ‘Sing Your Face Off’, a talent show on the ABC channel in America. The show features celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a musical icon. The show started this weekend, Saturday 31st May and saw Sebastian taking part as Lady Gaga and Adam Levine. To see the episodes click here. Check out the transformations below:
Rich Davenport’s Rock Show this week features exclusive interviews with Sebastian Bach, John Wetton (Asia), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Fabienne Shine (Shakin’ Street), and is available now for streaming below:
In the first hour of the show, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach talks about his brand new solo album “Give ‘Em Hell”, which features an all-star cast of musicians and songwriters, including Duff McKagan (ex Guns & Roses), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and John 5 (Rob Zombie) You’ll also hear two tracks from the new release.
Also in part 1, Ronnie Atkins of long-running melodic Hard Rockers Pretty Maids give the low down on the band’s just-released collection of re-recorded classics and brand new songs, “Louder Than Ever”, and selects tracks from the record.
In part two, Asia frontman John Wetton discusses the band’s new album “Gravitas”, and the recruitment of new guitarist Sam Coulson. John also chooses two songs from “Gravitas”.
And finally, Fabienne Shine of Shakin’ Street (also featuring Ross The Boss, ex-Manowar) talks about the band’s return to action with new album “Psychic”, and selects tracks from the new release.
Plus a classic tracks and killer new cuts from Motorhead (welcome back Lemmy!), UFO, Hogjaw, 21 Guns, LRS, Deep Purple and Rose Tattoo.
You can also listen on Sunday 27th April 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 30th April 22:00-00.00 GMT on http://www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at http://www.kxzr.fm
Graspop Metal Meeting has confirmed LIMP BIZKIT as second headliner for Saturday June 28. Read below:
Two years ago LIMP BIZKIT amazed both friend and foe with a hard-hitting headlining show that topped off the second festival day. Their obstinate mix of nu-metal lavishly covered with a hip hop sauce was one of the day’s highlights and the crowd in front of the stage really let their hair down. This GMM-edition Fred Durst and friends will be providing top entertainment as headliner on Mainstage 2 on Saturday June 28. Their new album, ‘Stampede of the Disco Elephants’, is scheduled for an early 2014 release so there’s new material to look forward to as well. Judging by their previous GMM show we’re in for crazy costumes, the occasional striking cover and boundless live energy. These guys know how to whip an arena into a frenzy so come prepared.
Also confirmed: BEHEMOTH, TRIVIUM, MISS MAY I, CIVIL WAR, LYNCH BOB, STEEL PANTHER, SEBASTIAN BACH, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, WALKING PAPERS, PROTEST THE HERO, SEETHER, NILE, POWERMAN 5000
Vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH has checked in with the following update:
“Cracked open a box today from storage marked ‘SKID ROW Roadkill Elements.’ Inside, I found all the original master tapes from our home video, Roadkill. The tapes are all in pristine condition, through hurricanes and decades full of all sorts of shit. So if anyone ever wants to finally make the Skid Row Blu-Ray, I have the original generation of tapes preserved. That, however, is a very big ‘If’.”
Sebastian Bach will release his new solo album, Give ‘Em Hell, this spring via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011’s Kicking & Screaming was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ROB ZOMBIE) and features some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than: Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES), and not one but two top class guitar players: John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian have previously collaborated on Duff’s solo album Believe In Me.
The cover for Give ‘Em Hell is being handled by Richard Villa. Bach stated recently: “Richard is an incredible artist and we have brainstormed some kick ass ideas that I cannot wait to execute. And exciting for the collectors out there, it looks like I will be incorporating another one of my father’s paintings into this album design. My father painted the covers for Slave To The Grind inside artwork for Subhuman Race, Angel Down, and ‘Bring ‘Em Bach Alive! as well. There is one specific image that is haunting to me that lends itself to the album title perfectly. We are also doing a crazy ass photo session that will be quite theatrical and fun to do. This album is going to knock you all out. I guarantee it.”