Nikki Sixx, Gene Simmons & More – Q101 Music News For August 18th 2014
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Nikki Sixx Comments On Anti-Gene Simmons “Bashathon”
“I wanted to take a moment to address the media thats been picked up by everybody from Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, NME, Billboard and many more around Gene Simmons comments telling depressed people to kill themselves. I also want to address and compliment Gene for publicly apologizing. That was 100% the right thing to do. This has turned into a bit of an anti-Gene Simmons bashathon and I don’t condone that nor do I support that radio stations across the country who are banning Kiss (the guys in the band didn’t do anything). Gene said something that has been addressed and maybe in a moment of bravado he was just being cocksure and pompous?
Out of everything in my life that’s has gone array either from my own action’s or others I try to learn a lesson. There is good in everything. What I know is this. When people are listening we have an opportunity to pass along some valuable and positive information.
Since I have had my own struggle with addiction and depression I have been exposed to both sides of the process. Its not as simple as we are lowly addicts or morally incapable of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, doing the right thing or just snapping out of it. The process involves hard work and hopefully some form of a support team (family, friends etc) around you. That could mean therapy, rehab, 12 step programs or sometimes-even medication. It’s better than the alternative. Trust me..
So here are some stats I pulled for the uneducated and for anybody needing to know you’re not alone.
Thanks for being proactive in bringing awareness..Nikki”
–14.8 million American adults (6.7%) are affected by a major depressive disorder each year
–1 in 10 Americans are affected by Depression at one point in their life.
–Women are twice as likely to have depression and symptoms of depression
–People aged 45-64 have the highest percentage rate for depression. (4.6%)
–The most common age to start developing symptoms of depression is 32.
–Depression is the cause of over two-thirds of reported suicides each year (20,000 a year)
–For every 2 homicides in the US, there are 3 suicides.
–Untreated depression is the #1 risk for suicide among youth.
–The death rate from suicide is higher than chronic liver disease, Alzheimer’s, murder or hypertension.
–80% of people that have symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any treatment
–The Number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by about 20% each year.
–60-80% of all depression cases can be effectively treated with therapy and medication.
–Depression causes $70 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year.
Super Group Being Formed With Journey, Whitesnake And Night Ranger Members
Classic Rock 200 is reporting that Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich and Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades have revealed they’re working on an album together.
The trio are recording with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on the studio project, which is scheduled for release near year via Frontiers Records.
Asides from the Facebook image showing the three musicians together in a studio, no details have yet been released about the project, which sees Castronovo delivering lead vocals along with drum tracks. But label boss Sarafino Perugino has described it as “his baby.”
Trail Of Dead Put Out A Riddle For The Fans
The band say: “From the crowded streets of Phnom Penh to the vast empty landscape of West Texas, we have cut through, burned through and followed through to reach you.
“From the heat of the desert, to the heat of your city’s sprawling squall. This transmission is here to transport and ruin you. It is the release of your mortal coil. Just let the rain wash it away from the mountains, down to the motherf***ing sea, wash it away, blow it all away and check this moment out.”
Accept Released New Lyric Video For Final Journey
Frontman Mark Tornillo tells NPR: “Final Journey is certainly not about Accept, but about all of us. Eventually, we all take that final journey and when we do, we will most surely travel alone. Where to is the question.”
Joanne Shaw Taylor Releases “Mud Honey” Lyric Video
Joanne Shaw Taylor says: “I wanted to retain the same vibe that we captured on the first album. The new one is a combination of rock and blues – I think it’s going to be exciting, and hopefully my fans will love the rockier edge.”
“It sounded so big and heavy it seemed a shame not to write some lyrics for it. It’s a fictional song about a gangster style character who’s burned too many bridges – I decided to go with a darker subject matter because I felt that’s what would do the heavy track justice.”
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