Motörhead’s Motörboat ‘the Loudest Boat In The World’ Sails From September 22-26

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Motörhead, Megadeth and Anthrax – three of the greatest Heavy Metal bands in the world – will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise on board the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014.

In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises with more bands to be announced soon.

Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While on board, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18 at Noon ET. The event website–www.MotorheadCruise.com–will launch later this week with full details and cabin pricing.

Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims, “This will be everything you’ve come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you’ve got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!”

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says, “There never has and never will be another cruise like Motörboat cruise. Come on a thrashing voyage with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy’s friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a Metal concert.”

Scott Ian of Anthrax adds, “Anthrax, Motörhead and Megadeth at sea??? To quote Chief Brody [Jaws], ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat.'”

“It’s truly an honor to partner with one of the most iconic bands in rock music to deliver a one of a kind fan experience for ‘Motorheadbangers’ from around the globe,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.

Motörhead–the world’s biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time–released their mammoth 21st studio album Aftershock in October 2013. Aftershock is one of Motörhead’s best-selling and highest-charting albums in 20 years, debuting at #22 on the Billboard200. Through tenacity, hard work, and a deep-seated ability to produce an original, face-melting sound, Motörhead–Lemmy Kilmister(bass, vocals), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums)–has become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fanbase that is second to none.

In a career nearing 30 years, Heavy Metal titans Megadeth have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 Grammy nominations. The band’s latest studio album, Super Collider, features vocalist/guitarist/founder Dave Mustaine once again reunited with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover.

Released in June 2013, Super Collider debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, Megadeth’s highest chart debut since 1994’s Youthanasia. In April, Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents. The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony.

Since the September 2011 release of Worship Music, five-time Grammy-nominated Anthrax has experienced a tremendous comeback. “Classic era” vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the lineup in the spring of 2010, fronting for the band on The Big Four shows across Europe, at NY’s Yankee Stadium and at the SoCal Coachella site.

In 2012, Anthrax–Joey Belladonna (vocals), Scott Ian (guitar),Charlie Benante (drums) and Frank Bello (bass)–became the first Metal band to have its music played on Mars when its “Got The Time” was chosen by NASA to wake up the Mars Rover. The band is currently writing and demoing new material for the follow up to Worship Music that is expected out late 2014/early 2015.

The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars and nightspots.

http://www.MotorheadCruise.com

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian Defends KISS Decision to Not Reunite Original Lineup at Rock Hall Induction

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KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring, but much to the dismay of many fans, the group has decided not to perform at the event. In a recent statement, the band revealed that rather than worry which lineups and members are represented during a performance, they’ve instead decided to focus on the induction. While the move may not make all of KISS’ fanbase happy, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, a longtime fan of the group, says he understands the reasoning for it.

During a recent chat on Cleveland’s WMMS-FM, the guitarist explained, “I’m a fan, just like everyone else, and would I wanna see, if I was going … the four original dudes back in makeup one more time? Of course I would, as a fan. But bands don’t do things dictated by what the audience wants. A band would last about a year if that’s how you worked. You have to do things the way you wanna do them.”

Ian continued, “KISS has been around for 40 years and are bigger now than they were in 1977 because Gene and Paul make smart decisions — that’s why. So, as a fan, and if you love them, you have to abide by the decisions that Gene and Paul are making for their brand and their band. So, why people get so upset over these things, I really don’t understand.”

As for the decision to not take the stage with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, Ian concludes, “I think they made the right decision by saying, ‘We’re just not gonna play. You can’t please everybody. We’re just gonna shut it down and just not do it.’ I get it. I understand.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. KISS will be inducted alongside Nirvana, Hall and Oates and Peter Gabriel among others.