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Favorite Motley Crue Album – Readers Poll

Tenth Street Entertainment Motley Crue are one of the most celebrated bands in rock and they’ve certainly enjoyed a fruitful career with plenty of standout records, but which album do you consider their best? We’re asking you to let us know what was your favorite Motley Crue album in this Loudwire Readers Poll. Was it their 1981 debut album, ‘Too Fast for Love’? The disc did feature the title track as well as their longtime favorite ‘Live Wire.’ Or perhaps it was their 1983 breakout ‘Shout at the Devil,’ which began to take hold on a national level. That disc spawned the title cut, plus ‘Looks That Kill,’ ‘Too Young to Fall in Love,’ and a cover of the Beatles classic ‘Helter Skelter.’ There’s also the 1985 album, ‘Theatre of Pain,’ which featured their Brownsville Station cover of ‘Smokin’ in the Boys Room’ as well as the longtime fan favorite ‘Home Sweet Home.’ In 1987, Motley Crue gave us the raucous classic, ‘Girls, Girls, Girls,’ which featured the title track, ‘Wild Side,’ ‘You’re All I Need’ and a live version of the Elvis Presley favorite ‘Jailhouse Rock.’ There’s also the band’s stellar fifth album, ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ which gave us the title cut, plus ‘Kickstart My Heart,,’ ‘Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),’ ‘Same ‘Ol Situation (S.O.S.)’ and the rock ballad ‘Without You.’ In the ’90s, we got two albums. The first, the self-titled ‘Motley Crue,’ is actually the only Crue disc that didn’t feature Vince Neil on vocals. John Corabi sang on ‘Hooligan’s Holiday,’ ‘Misunderstood’ and more. Neil returned for 1997′s ‘Generation Swine,’ which featured an updated version of ‘Shout at the Devil,’ plus the songs ‘Beauty’ and ‘Afraid.’ And in the 2000s, the Crue has kept things going with 2000′s ‘New Tattoo,’ a disc that spawned the single ‘Hell on High Heels,’ and 2008′s ‘Saints of Los Angeles,’ which gave us the title cut and such other favorites as ‘Mutherf—er of the Year’ and ‘White Trash Circus.’ So, with three decades worth of albums, which is your favorite Motley Crue disc? Let us know by placing your vote in the Readers Poll below: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Previous Readers Poll: Favorite Godsmack Song” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Trent Reznor, Within Temptation + More

Michael Buckner, Getty Images – Trent Reznor ‘s How to Destroy Angels band have unveiled the track listing, artwork and the new video ‘How Long?’ from their upcoming ‘Welcome Oblivion’ album. [ Loudwire ] – Within Temptation have revealed their plans for a 2013 studio album. [ Loudwire ] – Rob Zombie is covering the Grand Funk Railroad classic ‘We’re an American Band’ on his upcoming album. [ Loudwire ] – Pearl Jam ‘s Eddie Vedder is writing a song for the upcoming Christian Bale film, ‘Out of the Furnace.’ [ Loudwire ] – Former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi discusses his broken relationship with his ex bandmates. [ Loudwire ] – The Rolling Stones ‘ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ will be part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The Who and Elvis Costello will team up for a New York benefit concert. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Muse aren’t quite ready to think about a new album as of yet. [ ] – The Flaming Lips discuss being part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ ]

As I Lay Dying Concert Tickets + Signed Drumhead Prize Pack Giveaway!

Metal Blade As I Lay Dying are getting ready to hit the road and they’ve teamed up with Loudwire for an amazing giveaway. The group is offering up a stellar prize package that includes a pair of tickets to the ‘Marathon Metalcore’ show of your choosing on their upcoming co-headlining trek with The Devil Wears Prada . In addition, the winning entrant will also receive a signed bass drumhead from the band, a copy of their ‘ Awakened ‘ CD and a special edition vinyl version of the disc, as well. The trek gets under way Feb. 22 in Ventura, Calif., and continues through a two-night finale at Colorado Springs’ Black Sheep April 3 and 4. Joining As I Lay Dying and the Devil Wears Prada on the tour will be a rotating list of acts, including For Today, the Color Morale and the Chariot. If you are the winner of this prize pack, you’ll be able to choose which date you want to see, check out the full ‘Marathon Metalcore’ itinerary below. The tour has already been named as one of Loudwire’s 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts . It’s been a stellar year for As I Lay Dying, who released their ‘Awakened’ album last year to positive returns. The group was recently voted by fans as the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards Metal Band of the Year . For your chance to win a pair of tickets to As I Lay Dying’s tour date of your choosing, as well as the signed drumhead and CD and vinyl versions of ‘Awakened,’ simply follow @loudwire on Twitter and retweet this announcement of the giveaway by Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:59PM ET. We’ll choose a winner at random. Good luck! If you’d like to get your hands on As I Lay Dying tickets right now, you can purchase them here , and if you haven’t picked up the ‘Awakened’ album yet, click here to buy the CD. As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada 2013 North American Tour Dates: 2/22 Ventura, Calif. Majestic Ventura Theater Half House 2/23 Santa Cruz, Calif. The Catalyst 2/24 Chico, Calif. Senator Theatre 2/26 Reno, Nev. Knitting Factory Concert House 2/27 Las Vegas, Nev. House of Blues 2/28 Los Angeles, Calif. Club Nokia 3/01 San Diego, Calif. Soma 3/02 Tucson, Ariz. Rialto Theatre 3/03 El Paso, Texas Tricky Falls 3/05 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater 3/06 San Antonio, Texas Backstage Live 3/07 Dallas, Texas House of Blues – Dallas 3/08 Lubbock, Texas Lonestar Events Center 3/09 Oklahoma City, Okla. Diamond Ballroom 3/10 Memphis, Tenn. New Daisy Theatre 3/ 12 Nashville, Tenn. Rocketown 3/13 Charlotte, N.C. Amos’ Southend 3/14 Charleston, S.C. The Music Farm 3/15 Norfolk, Va The NorVa 3/16 Silver Spring, Md. The Fillmore 3/17 Hartford, Conn. Webster Theatre 3/19 Allentown, Pa. Crocodile Rock 3/20 Huntington, N.Y. Paramount Theater 3/21 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Chance 3/22 Williamsville, N.Y. Club Infinity 3/23 Toronto, Ontario The Sound Academy 3/24 Millvale, Pa. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/25 Millvale, Ps. Mr. Smalls Theater 3/27 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall 3/28 Grand Rapids, Mich. The Intersection 3/29 Milwaukee, Wis. The Rave 3/30 Minneapolis, Minn. First Avenue 4/2 Lawrence, Kan. The Granada Theatre 4/3 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep 4/4 Colorado Springs, Colo. Black Sheep As I Lay Dying Signed Drumhead + Limited Edition Vinyl  Metal Blade

DevilDriver Frontman Dez Fafara Talks New Music, New Label, Touring and More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Fafara spoke all about DevilDriver’s current trek with Gwar and their upcoming European tour with Cannibal Corpse and the band’s forthcoming record, as well as being open to performing more shows with Coal Chamber. Read the full interview with Dez Fafara below: DevilDriver are out on tour with Gwar, this isn’t the first time you guys have toured with together? No, we toured together about six years ago and it was the funnest thing we’ve ever done, especially this time of the season with a bunch of monsters is great. So we’re having a great time. There’s some news semi-recently with a label change so talk to us about about DevilDriver news and what’s happening right now. Well DevilDriver is with Napalm Records now worldwide except over in Australia, where we’re still with Roadrunner Records and we’ve got a new record coming out possibly end Fall time next year. We’re recording in December and I do the vocals in January and the record is sounding really killer. I’m really happy with the songs so far, it’s just real groove heavy . Let’s talk about Coal Chamber for a sec; Coal Chamber reunited last year for what you thought would be just a few shows but now there’s talk of maybe working on some new music. What changed your mind? Well we haven’t talked about new music, there’s a lot of rumors out there. We did Australia and it went incredibly well, we all got along great, we revisited the music and the fans. It was killer. Then we went and did South America and that was just absolutely amazing. We would like to do something in the States but we just don’t know when we’re going to have the time because I’m with DevilDriver right now so we’re just taking it slowly and having a good time with it. Offstage, how are Coal Chamber and DevilDriver different in terms of the collective personalities of each band? Everybody’s different in both bands, Coal Chamber offstage – they’re nuts, those guys are crazy. We’ve settled down a bit. DevilDriver, after shows, everyone’s kind of got a girlfriend or gotten married and this and that. It’s a good time touring with both of them and I’m definitely having a good time doing both sides of my music. Dez, you mentioned earlier that DevilDriver starts recording next month, leaving you with a short amount of time to track vocals before heading to Europe with Cannibal Corpse. How does the pressure of a tight schedule become a creative tool? I think pressure is a creative tool, I think it’s there when you have to do it then you have to get it done and that’s what’s happening with me. In January I’ve got to record and then we go right overseas with Cannibal Corpse and we do a co-headlining thing in February and March so we just pray that it all goes well. [Laughs] We’re going to be doing the record with Mark Lewis, he’s quick, we work well together. He’s already got the new music on him so he knows where we’re going with this. I’m really excited to get trackin’. You just released a song to raise money offset the medical cost of your sister’s cancer treatment. Has that given you any thought of more philanthropic efforts on a broader scale? I love music and I have so many different sides to me and so many different things I listen to and that’s why I have Coal Chamber – it’s a more dark, goth side and that’s why I have DevilDriver it’s more of a heavy side of me. ‘Dark Meadowlark,’ the song I did for my sister Kerri, is a totally different animal than either of those. So we’ll really have to see, time is what really matters – do I have time to do other things and right now I’m really concentrating on DevilDriver. Can you give information on how people can get the song? Sure and it would be very helpful to me and my family if you did so. You got to and it’ll take you right to Kerri’s Corner, it takes you right to her page. You can download the song, it’s $2.50, some people are giving a thousand dollars, other people are giving ten dollars. Pick up the song and help somebody you don’t know and hopefully it’ll feel good for you. Full Metal Jackie will welcome Chris Adler of Lamb of God on her next show. Full Metal Jackie can be heard on radio stations around the country — for a full list of stations, go to .

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara Releases New Song ‘Dark Meadowlark’ To Help Cancer-Stricken Sister

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara has made good on his promise to help out his sister Kerri by writing and releasing a benefit song about her that will help raise funds for her breast cancer treatment. Fafara states, “‘Dark Meadowlark’ is about my sister, who is a ray of sunshine, but has a dark sense of humor, much like myself, thus the [track title].” The singer also tweeted, “Love and light to my sister Kerri, diagnosed with breast cancer. She has always had my back since we were kids.” Kerri says, “As soon as my big brother heard … he unleashed the most powerful healer there is – compassion. Not a day has passed without a message of love and encouragement from him. That’s really what gives us the strength to take the next step – knowing that someone cares about us 100 percent.” Even with insurance, Kerri is unable to cover the costs of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation that is yet to come. In addition, she’s relocated from Idaho to California to be closer to the treatment center. To make a donation, you can check out Kerri’s Microgiving website here . To purchase ‘Dark Meadowlark,’ click  here . [button href=”” title=”Next: Dez Fafara Discusses Next DevilDriver Album” align=”center”]

The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica Talks Mayhem Fest + Initial Work on Next Album

The Devil Wears Prada Singer on Mayhem + More

Watch Ozzy Osbourne’s Performance of ‘Crazy Train’ From New ‘Speak of the Devil’ DVD

On March 19, 1982, legendary Ozzy Osbourne / Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads died in a tragic plane crash. Thirty years later, Rhoads’ death still remains one of the saddest losses in rock music history. With today’s (July 17) release of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Speak of the Devil’ DVD, it not only documents a captivating live performance, but also the depth of emotion shared by the musicians and fans alike less