Scot Coogan is an American musician known for his accomplished drumming and vocal skills, working as both a session and touring musician. Coogan has worked with various groups such as Brides of Destruction featuring Nikki Sixx, Lita Ford, Lynch Mob, and Red Zone Rider feat. Vinnie Moore and Kelly Keeling. Currently he performs with Blue Man Group and he’s a member of former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley’s solo band. He worked previously with Frehley from 2009 through 2012 and performed on the ANOMALY (2009) album. I met a good humored Coogan in Stockholm just prior Ace Frehley’s band’s sold out show in Grona Lund, which is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia. We discussed various things including his work with Ace Frehley, Red Zone Rider and the rise and demise of Brides of Destruction… Read on!
Motley Crue’s highly anticipated FINAL TOUR arrived in New York on late October. The tour was announced in January and it also feature a very special guest Alice Cooper. The tour has been a great success and so far all the dates have been sold out including this one in the legendary Madison Square Garden.
Best Buy and Premiere Networks announced a new multi-platform promotion called Sixx Sense Rock, a partnership curated by Nikki Sixx’s national radio show Sixx Senseto bring the “best rock on the radio” into Best Buy stores. Beginning July 15, a special Sixx Sense Rock branded display will feature a selection of eight rock albums in stores nationwide. In addition, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and www.SixxSense.com will highlight one of the albums each week for eight weeks.
‘stache media, a marketing/promotion agency, is orchestrating the selection of titles in the Sixx Sense Rock at Best Buy campaign in addition to spearheading all the marketing for the promotion.
Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks SVP of Programming, stated: “Sixx Sense, now heard in nearly 100 markets nationwide, has proven itself as the new destination for rock music. Both Nikki and Premiere are committed to exposing great rock music to an even wider audience, and together with Best Buy & ‘stache media, we are now reaching the consumer in more ways than ever before.”
Sixx Sense Rock will also feature a bevy of contests for consumers during its eight-week run, the first of which is a chance to win a pair of tickets and a flyaway to see The Tour, featuring Motley Crue and KISS in a city of the winner’s choosing. This contest is currently open until July 31st, details can be found here: www.SixxSense.com/BestBuy.
For more rock news, reviews, interviews and music, dial into Nikki Sixx’s radio show Sixx Sense. For times and station details, visit www.SixxSense.com.
The wait is finally over. This is Gonna Hurt the book is out NOW…. It’s part journal, part photo—but all me. If you liked The Heroin Diaries, then you’ll find even more of me in This is Gonna Hurt, including about 150 of my photographs. I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time. If you don’t deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it’s gonna hurt. So proud to be in part of this whole project and Sixx:A.M. right now. The new Sixx:A.M. CD This is Gonna Hurt is on sale 5/3/11.
Download a chapter for free for your iPhone or iPad in the iBookstore and listen as I talk about my inspiration for This is Gonna Hurt.
I’m also hitting the road, so come by and get your book signed.
BOOK TOUR DATES
Tuesday, April 12th — Los Angeles, CA
Barnes and Noble — THE GROVE
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Wednesday, April 13th — Seattle, WA
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Thursday, April 14th — San Francisco, CA
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 15th — Phoenix, AZ
Barnes and Noble
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Saturday, April 16th — Dallas, TX
Barnes and Noble — Lincoln Park Shopping Center
7700 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
Monday, May 2nd — Ridgewood, NJ
211 E. Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Tuesday, May 3rd — New York, NY
Borders Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY
Wednesday, May 4th — Washington DC
Barnes and Noble
555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Thursday, May 5th — Philly, PA
Barnes And Noble
1805 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Friday, May 6th — Boston, MA
Boston University Book Store
660 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215
Saturday, May 7th — Toronto, ONT
Saturday, May 7
Chapters Festival Hall
142 John Street
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx’ SIXX: A.M. will record an album to be released in conjunction with Sixx’s new book, This Is Gonna Hurt, with songs inspired by Sixx’s photographs. Producer/engineer/songwriter James Michael has checked in with an update on the record.
With regards to the book This Is Gonna Hurt, the William Morrow Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers has announced March 22nd as the release date for This Is Gonna Hurt. The 224 page hardcover will feature a foreword by Sixx’s ex-girlfriend, tattoo artist and star of reality TV show L.A. Ink, Kat Von D.
In an August 31st Twitter posting, Sixx wrote: “So happy I just finished my new book. Next time remind me to use a ghostwriter.”
John Corabi has been a hard working musician for over two decades, building a solid career despite the fact that he has never truly been in a band that has reached worldwide success. There are many famous names like Motley Crue and Ratt in his resume which are widely known among the fans of rock music. John visited once again in Scandinavia with ESP (Eric Singer Project) in last April and we were lucky enough to talk with him about his current activities, past bands and his future plans. Read on !!!
Dragonfly Clothing has made great progress in the ultra-competitive clothing market in just a few years. Started by Edward Dada, the company offers a large assortment of rock ?n? roll based clothes, from KISS to The Who and Slayer. But they offer more than just musical related shirts and pants, as seen with their licensing deal with Jack Daniels. I had the opportunity to speak with Edward who gave the lowdown on his company and exactly what they can offer the consumer. You can check out their website at www.dragonflyclothing.com to get a look at what they got.