Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jani Lane (ex-WARRANT), FIREHOUSE (acoustic band jam), Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT) and Kip Winger (WINGER) will be teaming up for VH1 Classic's "Metal Mania: Stripped Across America Tour 2005" beginning on Tuesday, October 18. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
As previously reported, "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped Volume 2: The Anthems" is set for release on October 18, 2005. With "Volume 1" containing all your favorite '80s metal ballads, "Volume 2" brings back all those shower sing-alongs in hard to find acoustic versions. Imports, live recordings, rare performances, and ten new recordings are all gathered on one fist-pumping powerfest, with a little more twang than pow. The complete track listing can be found at this location. A live DVD of the historic "Volume 1" record release party, recorded in February on the Sunset Strip, will also be made available on October 18. Entitled "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped on the Strip: Live at the Key Club", the concert features live performances from ALIAS, L.A. GUNS, KIP WINGER, GREAT WHITE, SLAUGHTER, Jani Lane of WARRANT, and more. To add to this impressive package, the DVD will offer countless bonus features, including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, artist galleries, and exclusive VH1 Classic footage and in-studio performances.