Nikki Sixx confirms new Motley Crue music for The Dirt movie, Nothing More’s Jonny Hawkins remembers Vinnie Paul, and TSO drummer would love to see a Savatage reunion.
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Nikki Sixx confirmed via Twitter that Motely Crue has recorded new material for the forthcoming, The Dirt, movie. When asked by fan, about the new songs, Sixx replied, “You can trust us these are ball busters. Everybody can relax.Were soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing. It’s our movie. We know what we are doing.” Read More at EddieTrunk.com
NOTHING MORE vocalist Jonny Hawkins was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program “Wired In The Empire”. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making the transition from a drummer into a frontman: Jonny: “I think I’d always, deep, deep down, always wanted to but was too afraid. I had stage fright. When I was a kid, I tried out for the choir (and) didn’t make it. As a kid, it was a pretty impressionable moment — I was like, ‘Well, singing’s not for me.’ The drums were kind of like my safety blanket. As I got older, we went through multiple singers over the years, none of them quite fitting our vision. Mark, Dan and I always just, we’re on the same page, almost that unspoken just knew what was cool and what wasn’t in our minds, but there were always those other members that were on a different stream of consciousness. Basically, after the fourth singer — who’s good friends of ours still, but just weren’t clicking musically — we were in Mexico playing a show at Cabo Wabo Cantina, Sammy Hagar’s club. We went out for the night, and our singer at the time, I was just frustrated at him. I had a bunch of tequila in me, and that liquid courage just made me come back to the hotel, and Mark was back there, and I was like, (slurring) ‘I wanna sing.’ He’s like, ‘I know.’ He just knew that in me, I kind of wanted to; I was just too afraid.”
On the “wake-up call” he got from Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH, DAMAGEPLAN): Jonny: “We were walking back to the bus one day. I was pretty jaded, and he precedes me by, like, 20 to 30 years, and he’s been doing it for a long time, so if anybody should be jaded, it should be him, not me. But I was just tired — we had been circling the globe a few times, and stuff at home had tension, and things were just rough. I looked at him as we were walking back and I was like, ‘Man, be honest with me. Do you ever get tired or want to just be home and just quit, or get away from all this sometimes because it’s too much?’ He got real serious but lighthearted, and he looked me in the eye, and he’s, like, ‘Fucking no.’ He goes, ‘I fucking love this,’ and the way he said it, it woke me up. It slapped the inner child in me in the face and was like, ‘What the fuck are you thinking? You have the best job in the world, you idiot.’ I was just so fatigued that I couldn’t even appreciate it any more at the time, and I’ll never forget that. I literally got tears in my eyes because that kid in me was awake again.” Read more at Blabbermouth.net
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA drummer Jeff Plate (SAVATAGE, ex-METAL CHURCH) recently spoke with Bill Louis of the Cleveland radio station 98.5 WNCX. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TSO’s evolution: Jeff: “It’s been an amazing journey. Obviously, when we started out, it was a very humble show with a lot of questions — more questions than answers. Through the perseverance of Paul O’Neill and the management group around him, we stuck to this thing and kept on putting the product out. Paul made his point, and finally it caught on, and here we are twenty years later, and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA is bigger and better than ever. It’s amazing what’s happened… To sit where I sit and, from the very first show to now, to see this thing grow in front of me, to the left of me, to the right of me, above me, behind me, it’s really amazing. The very first show (in 1999), I remember walking on stage with Johnny Middleton, our bass player, and we were like, ‘Oh my God. What did we get ourselves into?’…
On the prospect of a SAVATAGE reunion: Jeff: “There’s always been that thought. We did get back together for the Wacken show in 2015. There was a lot of talk after that show, because it was very well-received. When the band got back together, it’s just so interesting how when a certain group of guys get together and play music, it’s just different than plugging other people in. There’s a real chemistry there with the six of us — Jon Oliva, Chris Caffery, Johnny Middleton, Al Pitrelli, myself and Zak Stevens. Of course, there’s always interest, but when we lost Paul, it had to get pushed aside. There’s always conversations, and personally, I would really love to see it. We would love to make that happen, but with everything that’s happened over the past couple of years, there’s a lot going on there. Once all the business end of this whole scenario gets sorted out here and we all get in a room and really talk about some things… It’s going to take a little time — none of this stuff is easy — but I would love to see it happen. I know a lot of people would, and I know a number of guys in the band would really like to see it happen too. But TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, that’s the focus — that has been our success, and this is what our careers have become. If we can somehow squeeze some SAVATAGE music or some shows in there around all this, that would be fantastic.” Read more at Blabbermouth.net