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DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody are among the musicians who are featured on the new version of the SIXX:A.M. song “Maybe It’s Time”, to be released on Friday (August 21) as part of the Artists For Recovery project

“Maybe It’s Time” brings together artists to help fight substance use disorders and help people in recovery. The track will also be part of the soundtrack to the film “Sno Babies”, which will be available on on-demand and digital platforms on Tuesday, September 29.

The original version of “Maybe It’s Time” appeared on SIXX:A.M.‘s latest album, “Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed”, which was released in November 2016 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc was written and recorded at the same time as “Vol. 1, Prayers For The Damned”, released earlier that same year, and it acted as a companion piece to the first chapter.

A gripping and emotive tale, “Sno Babies” depicts the grim realities of addiction and its effects on a middle-class suburban town. Kristen and Hannah are best friends — smart, likable and college-bound — and also addicted to heroin. The pair of seemingly unlikely addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from well-meaning but busy parents behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms. “Sno Babies” shows how easy it can be to both miss and hide the signs of addiction behind the façade of “good” neighborhoods and pleasantly busy communities.

“Sno Babies” is the first feature from Better Noise Films, a new venture from entertainment mogul Allen Kovac.

The official “Sno Babies” soundtrack will include two tracks from SIXX:A.M., which consists of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba and singer James Michael, as well as hits from country/rock star Cory Marks (“Outlaws & Outsiders”), BAD WOLVES (“Sober”) and new music from EVA UNDER FIRE, FROM ASHES TO NEW and ESCAPE THE FATE.

This past January, SIXX:A.M. released the official music video for “Talk To Me”. The track, originally released last September, invited each of us to take the first step toward mutual understanding and healing using the power of conversation.

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35 Years Later, TWISTED SISTER’s DEE SNIDER Looks Back On Historic PMRC Hearings

In 1985, the Parents’ Music Resource Center (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore, was trying to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing “offensive material.” The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album (e.g. O for occult themes, S for sex, D for drugs, V for violence, etc.), which resulted in the “Parental Advisory” sticker now found on new album releases with “questionable content.” The incongruous trio of Dee Snider, Frank Zappa and John Denver were called before Congress to testify in defense of music.

Dee spoke about the experience in a new interview with “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike”. He said (hear audio below): “For every reaction, there’s a reaction, and during the decade of decadence, which is how they refer to the ’80s as, and that’s all the hair bands. And you look at the all the ’80s music — it was very sensational and outrageous at times, but it also reflects the time… It was the Reagan era, and it was very conservative at the time. And for every action, there’s a reaction, and kids were pushing back, young people were pushing back on conservatism by acting out in a very outrageous [way], with the party lifestyle and all that stuff. Parents, a couple of senators’ wives, Al Gore‘s in particular, started looking at song lyrics and decided that they need to protect their children by reading song lyrics, so parents are making parents’ job easier as parents to protect their children from our words.

“It gets very complicated, because it’s a First Amendment issue, it’s freedom of speech,” he continued. “Who’s gonna judge what words actually mean? You’re talking about art. You’re looking at a painting and saying, ‘What did the artist mean?” Sometimes it’s just a bick dick on the page, and you’re pretty sure he meant to draw a dick, but other times it’s interpreted — a lot of times it’s interpreted. But the bigger problem, it wasn’t for me. And I was a parent, which really shocked them. I was married, and I already had a kid, and I was one of the rockers that they were worried about. I said what I do mind is how this could be used in the wrong way, and that is to prevent people from accessing art, to prevent people from getting the music. And that is what happened ultimately — the sticker that was put on there, ‘Warning: Parental Advisory’, was used to segregate records; stores would not carry albums. That’s not informing parents; that is keeping art from the general public, and certain parties deciding what people will listen to and not listen to. That’s unacceptable.”

Snider released “For The Love Of Metal Live!” on July 31 via Napalm Records. The DVD/Blu-ray and accompanying live album (available in various formats) features audio captured from several Snider festival performances worldwide — from the United States to Europe, Australia and beyond. In addition to tracks from Snider‘s solo catalog, like “I Am The Hurricane” and “For The Love Of Metal”, TWISTED SISTER favorites such as “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, and even a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway To Hell”, the audio portion of “For The Love Of Metal Live!” also features a brand new original studio track, “Prove Me Wrong”.

TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour.

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Douglas-RC Christian girls soccer team nets first win in program’s history

BOX ELDER, S.D. – Douglas – Rapid City Christian hosted Belle Fourche on Tuesday night in a boys and girls soccer doubleheader. The Belle Fourche boys defeated Douglas, 6-3. Meanwhile, the Douglas – Rapid City Christian girls edged the Broncs, 1-0. Sophomore Kylee Smith scored the only goal of the match midway through the first half. It marked the first…

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New coach will lead the Rapid City Stevens football team this season

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Stevens football team is set to kick off a new season in less than two weeks and the Raiders are under the guidance of their third head coach in as many seasons. Michael Scott, an assistant coach with the Raiders last year, replaces Steve Svendsen who resigned after one season. Scott inherits a…

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Colleges grapple with coronavirus as students return

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame and Michigan State universities have become the latest colleges to move classes online because of the coronavirus. Officials at both schools announced the switch on Tuesday. As COVID-19 makes its mark on colleges across the U.S., many are reconsidering plans to hold in-person classes or implementing new testing regimes. Others…

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