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1-14-11 METAL MESSAGE (Full Cheap Trick on Austin City Limits Show HERE! New Sepultura In Studio Video, The Damned Things from Last Nights Jimmy Kimmell Live, Bang Tango Re-Issues!)

. On Monday Cheap Trick Go To Austin City Limits was a top story. Here is the recap: Cheap Trick helped Austin City Limits bring in the New Year with a rock n’ roll bang.

They appeared on the first episode of the venerable PBS series in 2011. The hour-long show featured a variety of tracks from the band’s career.

The program was taped back in March of last year and finally saw its release this past weekend. – You can check out the Full Show here


The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new SEPULTURA album can be viewed below.

SEPULTURA has tapped Roy Z. (JUDAS PRIEST, HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) to produce the group’s new CD, tentatively due in May via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will once again be recorded at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil.

SEPULTURA debuted a brand new song from its upcoming album during its October 17, 2010 appearance at the Fúria Festival at HSBC Brasil in São Paulo.

SEPULTURA performed its classic 1991 album, “Arise”, in its entirety during the group’s headlining performance at the 16-year anniversary of the Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil on December 11, 2010.

SEPULTURA will return to North America for a massive headlining tour next April/May in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records debut. Joining them will be a veritable united nations on metal in the form of Austria’s BELPHEGOR, Norway’s KEEP OF KALESSIN, Poland’s HATE, Canada’s NEURAXIS, and California’s BONDED BY BLOOD. Starting May 23, Seattle’s own NEVERMORE will replace BELPHEGOR to finish out the tour.

THE DAMNED THINGS — the new band featuring members of FALL OUT BOY (Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley), ANTHRAX (Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano) and EVERY TIME I DIE (Keith Buckley, Josh Newton) — performed the song “We’ve Got A Situation Here” on last night’s (Thursday, January 13) episode of ABC-TV‘s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (which actually aired early Friday morning, January 14). You can now watch video footage of the group’s appearance below.

“Ironiclast”, the debut album from THE DAMNED THINGS, sold 6,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Ironiclast” was released in North America on December 14, 2010 (one day earlier internationally) via Island/Def Jam.

THE DAMNED THINGS will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Monday, January 17 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with THE DAMNED THINGS by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

For more information, visit

“It’s gratifying,” Trohman recently told MTV News about the fans’ reaction to the new group. “I love the band and love the record, and everybody else in the band loves the band and loves the record, and that’s, first and foremost, the most important thing to me. And we all have made music in the past partly for ourselves and partly for other people, so it’s nice to see people digging it whether they want to or not. … I’m actually happy to see that there’s people that really, really like it, or don’t like it, because of the fact that we’re able to invoke some sort of strong feeling. It’s a good thing, I think.”

“We’ve Got A Situation Here”, the first video from THE DAMNED THINGS, was written and directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim‘s “Metalocalypse”.


Keith Buckley: Lead Vocals
Scott Ian: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rob Caggiano: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Joe Trohman: Rhythm, Lead Guitar, Vocals
Andy Hurley: Drums, Percussion
Josh Newton: Bass

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Bang Tango – Re-issues Out Soon!

•January 13, 2011 • Leave a Comment

It’s hard not to think about lost opportunities when referring to Bang Tango. Perhaps one of the most original and eclectic members of the glam/funk scene, this group had it all: great songs, clever image and significant sound. Unfortunately, they never managed to achieve the success they deserved. However, the fans have not forgotten about them and after many tribulations, Bang Tango have returned in not one but two incarnations: one with the original singer and another featuring the original musicians. Now, thanks to the exclusive re-issues of “Psycho Cafe”, “Dancin’ on Coals” and “Ain’t No Jive… Live”, music lovers all around the world may once again return to the early 1990′s.
Bang Tango was formed in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Joe LeSte, guitarists Kyle Stevens and Mark Knight, bassist Kyle Kyle (born Kyle Keiderling) and drummer Tigg Ketler. The group was lucky enough to sign to MCA Records without even releasing a single demo. In 1989, they recorded their first album “Psycho Cafe”, which immediately caught the attention of rock enthusiasts, both locally and nationally. The LP was definitely ahead of its time, delivering great metal riffs, funky bass lines, intense drumming and LeSte’s wide vocal range, easily mixing glam, hard rock and funk. “Psycho Cafe” spawned a couple of hits, such as “Breaking Up a Heart of Stone” and one of the band’s most famous tracks – “Someone Like You”.
In 1991, Bang Tango returned with their sophomore album “Dancin’ on Coals”. The LP brought a significant change in the group’s music, pushing it more towards funk rock in the vein of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their style was still a bit difficult to classify but such tracks as “Dressed Up Vamp” and “Soul To Soul” brought nothing less than sheer musical genius.
1992 brought the band’s second live material (after “Live Injection” from 1989). The 5-track EP entitled “Ain’t No Jive… Live” showcased Bang Tango at the peak of their talent. All of the songs included in this material sound as good as on the albums, though they are played faster and with much more energy. The group played some of their best known hits such as “Someone Like You”, “Dancin’ On Coals” and “Attack of Life”, as well as a premiere track for that time (“20th Century Boy”) and the ballad “Midnight Strikes”, with LeSte’s stellar performance.
In 1994, Bang Tango released their third LP called “Love After Death”. Unfortunately, the album was not as successful as the band had hoped and, in 1995, the guys decided to call it quits. In the following year, the group reunited just to disband again in 1998. Another reunion took place in 1999, when original members Joe LeSte and Kyle Kyle teamed up with bassist Mattie B. (ex-Altar Boys) for a national tour, which proved to be a great success. A new album was in the making but, eventually, it never got released. In 2002, LeSte reformed the band again, this time with a completely new line-up. The group is still actively touring. In 2010, the original members of Bang Tango: Tigg Ketler, Mark Knight and Kyle Kyle decided to bring back yet another version of the legendary band.
The exclusive re-releases of Bang Tango’s “Psycho Cafe”, “Dancin’ on Coals” and “Ain’t No Jive… Live” bring back the very beginnings of this fantastic band. For all fans of glam rock, hard rock or funk rock – this is a trip you can’t afford to miss! The albums will be available in a new digipak edition each limited to 2000 copies. Re-release of “Dancin’ On Coals”  includes 2 bonus tracks. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 31st January 2011.
Bang Tango – “Psycho Cafe” (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1419 DG
Barcode: 5907785036604
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)
Genre: funk / glam rock
Release date: 01.31.2011 

1. Attack of Life
2. Someone Like You
3. Wrap My Wings
4. Breaking Up A Heart of Stone
5. Shotgun Man
6. Don’t Stop Now
7. Love Injection
8. Just For You
9. Do What You’re Told
10. Sweet Little Razor
Bang Tango – “Dancin’ On Coals” (re-release + bonus tracks)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1420 DG
Barcode: 5907785036611
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)
Genre: funk / glam rock
Release date: 01.31.2011 

1. Soul to Soul
2. United and True
3. Emotion in Gear
4. I’m in Love
5. Big Line
6. Midnight Struck
7. Dancin’ on Coals
8. My Saltine
9. Dressed Up Vamp
10. Last Kiss
11. Cactus Juice
Bonus tracks:
12. 20th Century Boy
13. Futurama (live)
Bang Tango – “Ain’t No Jive… Live” (re-release)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1421 DG
Barcode: 5907785036628
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numbered copies)
Genre: funk / glam rock
Release date: 01.31.2011 

1. Dancin’ On Coals
2. 20th Century Boy
3. Someone Like You
4. Midnight Struck
5. Attack Of Life

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