To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report. It was another scorching hot week in the genre of modern hair/sleaze/glam. As summer draws closer the events are picking up and the news is heating up.
The opening story this week is the May video/single contest that ended on June 3rd. Lipz took home the #1 spot with their video "Get It On". The previous month they came in third with the video "Scaryman". It's awesome to see them climb in the voting. Kissin' Dynamite came in second with their video "I've Got The Fire". And Snakebite came in third with the video "Beyond The Rust". The month of May was an awesome one. And I have to thank every band that released a video/single that month.
The Sweden Rock Fest kicked off this week on June 6th. It featured acts such as Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and dozens of other major global acts. It also featured a few Swedish sleaze bands. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 headlined the opening night. 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 and 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 played on the 7th. And 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 played this afternoon. A big congratulations to those band's.
In 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 news, Archie just took his first vocal lesson with the legendary vocal coach Ron Anderson through Skype. Ron has worked with some high caliber stars such as Axl Rose, Anthony Keidis, Adam Levine, and countless others. Archie said in his post that he "never really considered himself a singer, just an axe-slinger and a performer who happened to yell at the mic". He said that he's really stoked to get his voice and technique to the next level.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 are sharing the stage with 🇺🇸Kickin' Valentina🇺🇸 at the Maywood on June 16th. 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 are heading to the Eastside bar in London, Ontario on July 14th. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 are playing at the Rail in Smithtown on June 23rd. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 are back at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas tonight. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 are busy in the studio. They've been sharing video posts on their page. 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 are playing at O'Connells in West Virginia on June 30th.
Northern Europe (Scandinavian & Nordic countries):
The debut album from 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 "Scaryman" sold out in Japan after one week! 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴 will be playing this year's Cruefest in Hollywood on July 28th. 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 and the 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 are playing the Metal Life Starit on the weekend of the 15th and 16th. 🇫🇮Rust N' Rage🇫🇮 are playing at the Hattula Pavet tonight. 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 jammed at the Rock Fest in Hyvinkaa on Thursday night. 🇸🇪Strykenine🇸🇪 are playing at the Pub Anchor on June 13th. 🇳🇴SUiCiDE BOMBERS🇳🇴 are playing in Oslo on June 14th at the Aye Aye club. 🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 played the Unddomsfestivalen in Gjerdrum on Friday night.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 drummer, Francois, joined the London Drumstick Company and will soon get his own signature series stick. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 played at the Soundhouse in Dublin last night.
🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 are back on June 14th for a rockin' show at the Pop Art in Dijon, France. There will be another reading from the "Road Paved With Gold" 🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 book on June 13th at the Cocoon Hotel in Munich. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are sharing the stage with their friends in the Scumdogz at the Bunker Minden tonight in Germany.
Eastern Europe, Baltic, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 played the Steirer Ink Festival in Austria last night. 🇨🇿Hairy Groupies🇨🇿 played at the Harley-Davidson Brno club 55th anniversary party on the 8th. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 will be doing an acoustic show as well as a meet & greet on Sunday (June 10th) at the Jack and Jane bar in Moscow, and 🇷🇺Bosphorus Night🇷🇺 will be opening for them.
🇮🇹17 Crash🇮🇹 are playing the TMA Metal Night at the zia Club on June 22nd. 🇭🇷Animal Drive🇭🇷 are playing the Freedom Fest on June 29th. 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 were interviewed on Music Connections TV this week. 🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 are doing the "Rock On The Road" festival on June 16th.
🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 will be in Spain on July 1st. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 are playing with the Sykko Dollz on June 30th at the Sanctuary Burnley. 🇮🇹Sandness🇮🇹 are playing the Padova Metal Fest on August 8th. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 guitarist, D.B., celebrated his birthday yesterday.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Black Alpine🇦🇺 have new songs written, and they'll be doing some more recording this year. 🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 posted a video of R.J. playing some licks from an up coming track. Don't forget that they'll be opening for HCSS on June 15th at the Prince Bandroom in Melbourne. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 have two big shows coming up on the 14th & 16th. Get your tickets to see them open for HCSS in Brisbane.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷 played at the La Roca bar on June 8th. 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 will be releasing their debut music video on July 6th!
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 are doing a tribute to the Eagles in Bangalore on June 15th.
Video of the week (June 2 - June 9):
Sisters Doll - Strutt
Up coming album releases (only one's with release dates will be mentioned):
July 6: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
September 21: The Cruel Intentions - No Sign Of Relief
September 21: Hardcore Superstar - You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll
That is all of the news I have for this week. As always, forgive me if I forgot to mention anything. And if anything new pops up I'll do my best to share it.
Keep the hairspray coming, and crank the guitars to 11!!!
Tom - Admin/TNWOHM
Pictured: Lipz - Scaryman, Archie Cruz, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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