THE STARBREAKERS made their debut at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on Saturday March 11. The all-star cover band which features five of the most talented female musicians in the Los Angeles area played to a sold out crowd. They unleashed their take on some metal classic by such bands as Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper.
Nita Strauss originally invited Jill, Courtney and Lindsay to play on a few Iron Maiden songs at Lucky Strike in Hollywood for her birthday bash. Emily joined up a few weeks later as so began The Starbreakers.
According to guitarist Nita Strauss, when asked if they would do any original material, “It’s just a fun side project for us while we have free time between our main bands.”
A couple guests joined them as well. Alicia Vigil (VIGIL OF WAR) on bass during “Welcome to the Jungle” and Katt Scarlett (FEMME FATALE) backing vocals for “Poison.”
THE STARBREAKERS are: Jill Janus (HUNTRESS, CHELSEA GIRLS) – Vocals, Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, THE IRON MAIDENS) – Guitar, Courtney Cox (THE IRON MAIDENS, FEMME FATALE) – Guitar, Lindsay Martin (THE AVIATORS, GLAM SKANKS) – Drums and Emily Ruvidich (MISTY DAY) – Bass.
Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)
Holy Diver (Dio)
Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)
Welcome to the Jungle (Guns ‘N Roses)
Poison (Alice Cooper)
Lindsay Martin Drum Solo
Painkiller (Judas Priest)
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
Kick Start My Heart (Motley Crue)
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The daily band lineups have been revealed for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. Tickets for Rock On The Range sold out in record time, just over one month after going on sale, marking the fifth consecutive advance sellout for the festival.
Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’s largest and most-acclaimed rock festival, while the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians plus Columbus’s top comedy talent. For more information, visit www.RockOnTheRange.com.
The daily band lineup (subject to change) for Rock On The Range is as follows:
Friday, May 19: Soundgarden, +LIVE+, Chevelle, Bush, Pierce The Veil, Gojira, Sum 41, Of Mice & Men, Thrice, Motionless In White, Beartooth, The Amity Affliction, I Prevail, Red Fang, Bleeker, Norma Jean, Badflower, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, Aeges
Saturday, May 20: Korn, The Offspring, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Alter Bridge, Skillet, In Flames, Starset, The Story So Far, Turnstile, Whitechapel, Attila, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Kyng, DED, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, One Less Reason
Sunday, May 21: Metallica, Volbeat, Primus, The Pretty Reckless, Biffy Clyro, Amon Amarth, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nothing More, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, Deafheaven, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Dorothy, Radkey, Wage War, As Lions, Royal Republic, Mother Feather
Rock On The Range celebrated its 10th year in 2016 – and after a decade of setting the standard for American rock festivals, the crown jewel of the World’s Loudest Month showed no signs of slowing down, with 120,000 “Rangers” from around the globe descending on MAPFRE Stadium. Last year, the festival received awards of recognition from both Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City Council, as well as a resolution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging more than $140 million in economic impact that the festival has contributed to the city over its 10-year existence.
Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.
Rock On The Range is supported by our rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.
Announce Video: https://youtu.be/rXz3NNWgKo4
About AEG Live: AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours, which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produces or supports over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. www.aeglive.com
About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com
About Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC & MAPFRE Stadium: Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC (PSV) is a privately held investment and management firm focused on the sports-entertainment business, with a particular interest in the growing sport of soccer. As the Managing Partner, Anthony Precourt formed PSV in 2012. PSV currently owns and operates Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer and its iconic home: MAPFRE Stadium (pronounced “MAH-fray” Stadium). MAPFRE Stadium is the first ever soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer. It opened its doors on May 15, 1999 to a sellout crowd for a match and in 2016 Columbus Crew SC set single-season MAPFRE Stadium records for sellouts and total attendance. The venue continues to host numerous national and international soccer events while also serving as the proud home of the annual three-day festival Rock On The Range, which returns for the 11th installment in 2017. The venue was named the world’s most influential stadium of the decade by Stadia Magazine in 2010, and has won a Sports Turf Managers Association Field of the Year Award in 2010, 2013 and 2015. MAPFRE Stadium received its current name in a historic partnership announced in 2015. www.MAPFREStadium.com
About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. www.monsterenergy.com | www.facebook.com/monsterenergy
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – February 03, 2016
70000TONS OF METAL 2016 is SOLD OUT, Sets Sail February 4, 2016
70000TONS OF METAL is The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise – 60 Metal Bands play 120 Shows for only 3000 Fans on one 154,000ton Cruise Ship sailing from Florida to Jamaica on board the Independence of the Seas, leaving from Port Everglades, FL on Thursday, February 4th 2016 and returning on Monday, February 8th.
Now in the Sixth year, the event is boasting its sixth consecutive sellout – a testament to the brand’s staying power, innovation and intense customer loyalty. Fans on 70000TONS OF METAL get unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, not just one show per band with assigned seating based on which cabin category was booked.
Two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with World Class artists on a floating luxury resort in the middle of the Caribbean. This event truly has no comparison and since there are no VIP areas it’s like everyone has a backstage pass!
60 BANDS TO PERFORM
With something for even the most discerning Metal Head, 70000TONS OF METAL offers a diverse lineup covering almost every subgenre of Heavy Metal imaginable – with bands coming from all over the world, including acts from AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, GERMANY, GREECE, FAROE ISLANDS, FINLAND, ICELAND, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SWEDEN, UNITED KINGDOM and USA.
Every band that is booked for 70000TONS OF METAL 2016 will play two shows – once on the way to Jamaica, and once on the way back to Florida, presenting fans the opportunity to see 120 shows, including some very special exclusive performances:
As an exclusive World Premiere, DIAMOND HEAD will be playing unreleased tracks from their upcoming self-titled album.
DRAGONFORCE promises a special set dedicated to their 2014 release “Maximum Overload”.
Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be bringing his brand new band DEAD CROSS – having only played a couple of warm up shows in California, this will be the newly formed band’s first show in front of a Global audience!
Commemorating 20 years since the release of their 1996 album “Irreligious”, MOONSPELL will perform Irreligious it’s entirety for the first time ever.
The complete Lineup for 700000TONS OF METAL 2016 is:
ARKONA AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CRADLE OF FILTH
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
KOYI K UTHO
MY DYING BRIDE
RHAPSODY OF FIRE
SUBWAY TO SALLY
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS
JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS
Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, the official 70000TONS OF METAL All Star Jam will once again write Heavy Metal History on board The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise when a spectacular lineup the of musicians on board team up to perform classic Metal Anthems!
Mr. Waters has assembled an impressive lineup of participants including Dave Lombardo (DEAD CROSS, ex-SLAYER), Gus G (FIREWIND), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), along with members of DELAIN, DRAGONFORCE, HAMMERFALL, HOLY MOSES, ICED EARTH, JAG PANZER, KRISIUN, MOONSPELL, RAVEN, TURISAS, VADER and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS. To view the complete scheduled lineup and setlist, visit this location – http://bit.ly/1nNQjFz
For the first time ever, 70000TONS OF METAL are introducing #SuperMetalSunday: The last day of the cruise will coincide with the 2016 SuperBowl which will be screened live on board but it will also include the aforementioned JAMMING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians on board, and last but not least: the World Famous #70000TONS Belly Flop Contest, which will be judged by members of THRYFING, Týr, DRAGONFORCE, ICED EARTH, CRADLE OF FILTH and DELAIN.
ROUND 7 ON THE HORIZON
70000TONS OF METAL will return for the 7th voyage in 2017, and promises to continue the pattern of sailing to a new destination with each voyage. Stay tuned, as details will be released SOON.