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Ah, September! We’ve steadily been building toward this one. September is typically the biggest month of the year for new releases with some of the biggest names in music usually unleashing their new sounds and sights. But with so many offerings, which one should you pick up? Loudwire wants to know your most anticipated new release of September.

It all begins on Sept. 4, when Five Finger Death Punch and Iron Maiden lead a wealth of discs into stores. You’ll also find a live album from Against Me!, a DVD from Aerosmith and new platters from Burn HaloAmorphis, Conveyer, Once Human, Ramming Speed and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. While the week of Sept. 11 is lighter in the amount of releases, you can look for SlayerBring Me the Horizon, QUOR and the all-star Hollywood Vampires disc dropping in your hands.

Sept. 18 is the busiest release date of the month. ShinedownAtreyuThe Black Dahlia MurderBlessthefallGeoff Tate‘s Operation: Mindcrime and the all-star Metal Allegiance are among the top-billed acts releasing new music. You’ll also find a live album from Broken Hope and discs from Crossfaith, Devil City Angels, Harlott, Leaves Eyes, My Dying Bride, Neurotic November, Scale the Summit, Tesseract and Windhand. And finishing out the month, Huntress and Dead Letter Circus lead the Sept. 25 contingent, which also includes albums from Graveyard and One OK Rock.

Check out all the new releases and their street dates in the poll below, then vote for the new effort that you most want to pick up. The winning entrant will be featured in a post on Loudwire’s site and will be dubbed the September 2015 Release of the Month. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Monday, Aug. 31 at 11:59PM ET

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ALICE COOPER AND HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCE RARE PERFORMANCES AT ROXY IN LA

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCE RARE PERFORMANCES
ROXY SHOWS AND ROCK IN RIO 
DUFF MCKAGAN AND MATT SORUM WILL JOIN TOURING BAND
PARTNERSHIP WITH STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION

LOS ANGELES, CA: In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night,” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”

Now, returning to where it once began, the Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry) have announced today two shows at the notorious Sunset Strip music venue, The Roxy.  This will mark the Hollywood Vampires only U.S. appearances on September 16 and 17, and will surely be the most sought after ticket in town. Joining the Hollywood Vampires live will be Matt Sorum on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar. Tickets are on sale on August 14 for the September 16th show at http://ticketf.ly/1EdJvSI and September 17th show at http://ticketf.ly/1W5TvIT.

Additionally on September 24, in what will be their only international appearance, the band will head to Brazil for “Rock in Rio.” Before that show, the band will partner with Starkey Hearing Foundation, an organization that has provided more than 1.8 million free hearing aids to people in need in more than 100 countries, to offer and fit hearing aids to more than 150 people in need.   After the hearing aid fittings, the Hollywood Vampires and Starkey Hearing Foundation will bring a number of individuals to the show so they can hear music for the first time in their lives.

“Hearing connects us to life, our families and to the world around us,” said Bill Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation. “It’s a precious gift, and we are excited to work with the Hollywood Vampires to introduce so many to the world of sound and help them hear music for the first time.”

Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and with producer Bob Ezrin, the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  The new album is set to be released on September 11 and all artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

About Starkey Hearing Foundation

Starkey Hearing Foundation uses hearing as a vehicle to reflect caring and change lives around the world. Disabling hearing loss affects more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. As a member of Clinton Global Initiative, Starkey Hearing Foundation has pledged to provide more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade and currently gives more than 175,000 hearing aids annually. In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness and education through the Listen Carefully campaign and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. Started as the philanthropic effort of Starkey Hearing Technologies, Starkey Hearing Foundation was founded by William F. Austin in 1984. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org.

Meat Loaf VS Alice Cooper for Greatest Summer Song Battle

 

Meat Loaf and Alice Cooper have pulled off some impressive victories in our Greatest Summer Song battle, but now they’ll have to face each other for the right to make it to the next round — and you get to determine the winner.

After starting with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs, we’re now down to four. Once again, it’s time for you to cast your votes and keep cutting that number in half until we arrive at the greatest summer song ever made.

Read more and vote until August 17th at ultimateclassicrock.com

PRESS RELEASE - Legendary Hollywood Vampires Rise Again

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Legendary Hollywood Vampires Rise Again

New album out September 11 

In 1972, on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the Vampires.  “I would walk in on a typical night” Alice says, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”

Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).  An environment for great artists to hang, laugh and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of the Hollywood Vampires new album.  Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.

For the next two years, Alice, Joe and Johnny, joined by producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of modern day vampires, including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, recorded tracks by their dead friends and heroes.  Also included are two original songs that tell the story of the Vampires, one of which, “Raise The Dead,” has an intro by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just prior to his death.

The album package, an antique book, was created by noted men’s fashion designer (and rock fan) John Varvatos in his signature vintage style.  Alice and Varvatos, both Detroit natives, have been partners in fashion for several years with Alice lending his classic rock style as a brand ambassador.

A sneak peek at the liner notes, penned by original Hollywood Vampire Bernie Taupin, “I’m not here to defend their vices. Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned.”

“I’m not completely sure what constituted bad behavior back then, but in this lair it existed in a bubble, a hermetically sealed dome of fun. It may not have been the round table at the Algonquin, but these were witty, intelligent guys who often got raucous and loud, but rest assured there were no bystanders or animals hurt in the making of the Hollywood Vampires.”

All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

The Hollywood Vampires

The Last Vampire:
Narration:   Sir Christopher Lee
Keyboards and Sound Design: Johnny Depp, Bob Ezrin and Justin Cortelyou

Raise The Dead:
(Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin, Rob Klonel)
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

My Generation:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Drums: Zak Starkey
Background Vocals: Tommy Henriksen

Whole Lotta Love:
Vocals: Brian Johnson, Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp,
Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Harmonica:  Alice Cooper
Drums:  Zak Starkey
Bass:  Kip Winger
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Backing Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

I Got A Line:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
Guitars:  Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums:  Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass:  Kip Winger
Background Vocals:  Perry Farrell, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

Five to One/Break On Through: 
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr.
Farfisa: Charlie Judge
Bass: Bruce Witkin

One/Jump Into The Fire:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper, Perry Farrell
Guitars: Robby Krieger, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums: Dave Grohl
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Keyboard: Bob Ezrin, Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen

Come And Get It:
Vocals:  Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Joe Perry, Johnny Depp
Piano:  Paul McCartney
Drums:  Abe Laboriel Jr.
Bass:  Paul McCartney
Background Vocals: Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Abe Laboriel Jr., Bob Ezrin

Jeepster:
Vocals: Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen,
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Bob Ezrin

Cold Turkey: 
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen

Manic Depression:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Joe Walsh, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums:  Zak Starkey
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bob Ezrin

Itchycoo Park:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars: Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen
Drums: Glenn Sobel
Bass: Bruce Witkin
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Tommy Henriksen, Bob Ezrin

School’s Out / Another Brick In The Wall pt.2:
Vocals:  Alice Cooper, Brian Johnson
Guitar: Slash, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin
Drums:  Neal Smith
Bass: Dennis Dunaway
Background Vocals: Kip Winger, Bob Ezrin

Dead Drunk Friends:
(Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin, Tommy Henriksen, Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin)
Vocals:  Alice Cooper
Guitars:  Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin,
Drums:  Glenn Sobel
Programming:  Tommy Henriksen
Bass:  Bruce Witkin
Piano: Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin
Background Vocals: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, Bruce Witkin, Bob Ezrin

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For more information, please contact:
Keren Poznansky/UMe/310-865-7797
Sujata Murthy/UMe/310-865-7812

REVIEW – Alice Cooper, Motley Crue rock the Rimrock Auto Arena

SOURCE:  missoulian.comMotley Crue

BILLINGS – Before Motley Crue even hit the stage Sunday night, the sold-out crowd at MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena saw a strangulation and a guillotine chop off Alice Cooper’s head after he was subdued by a demon nurse.

Cooper whipped stage props from his rock theater as he ran around stage wearing his trademark straightjacket and python. The crowd of leather-clad bikers, women in short dresses and high heels and the die-hard fans were left screaming for Motley Crue’s last performance in Billings.

Jason Hurning drove his RV to Billings from Livingston to catch Motley Crue one last time. He bought a VIP ticket and was one of the first fans to enter the building.

“Last time I saw them in Bozeman, and it was the show Tommy Lee got burned by the pyrotechnics. I was shell-shocked for two days and couldn’t go to work because of the noise,” he said.

Hurning said he expected this show to be just as loud and thrilling. He packed several sets of earplugs and gave them away to fans he met. He went to the show solo because he couldn’t convince his friends to go with him.

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Schools Out vs Journey Stone in Love in Greatest Summer Song Battle

Alice Cooper‘s “School’s Out” takes on Journey‘s “Stone in Love” in the second round of our Greatest Summer Song battle. Who gets your vote?

Ultimate Classic Rock began this competition with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs. The field is already down to 16, and will be cut in half again and again each of the next four weeks by your votes, until we arrive at the greatest summer song of all time.

Cooper’s celebratory ode to the greatest day of each and every school year advanced to this round by laying a severe playground beating on Y&T’s “Summertime Girls” in its first battle. Similarly, Journey’s “Stone in Love (Those Summer Nights)” arrived in the “Sweet 16″ by easily defeating Janis Joplin‘s “Summertime.”

You can vote once per hour in each of the eight second-round battles until voting closes on Aug. 3 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for the Greatest Summer Song of all time will be revealed on Aug. 25, 2015

VOTE HERE AT ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK: Alice Cooper, ‘School’s Out’ vs. Journey, ‘Stone in Love’: Greatest Summer Song Battle