New Video: Matt Sorum, Billy F Gibbons & Austin Hanks - Missin' Yo' Kissin'

Video by Harry Reese

Here is the hi-def director’s cut video presentation with the song, “Missin Yo' Kissin” from the Concord Records disc, “The Big Bad Blues” by Billy F Gibbons and his solo group "The BFG’s” featuring Matt Sorum on drums, Austin 'Left Hand’ Hanks on his bass+guitar, BFG on his guitar+bass, and Elwood Francis on blues-harp. The clip highlights a performance shot during the sold out house tour during 2018…!

A few notes from the band…

Hey friends…! Billy F Gibbons sending a “Thank You” with this brief note. In this temporary absence of raucous and rockin’ roadshow gatherings, here’s a little thing with a sneak peek to offer 3 minutes of bluesy-rock film entertainment for your viewing pleasure. "Missin’ Yo’ Kissin'" is an understatement. We await the moment to resume sharing some more good times for our loyal friends, fans, and followers…pronto… Bueno…! Enjoy, y’all…!
- - - B F G

Greetings to all the blues lovers out there! Since our sofas have become the front row, I suggest we all throw this LO-Fi FREIGHT TRAIN on the big screen and sing along. We certainly miss you all. Stay safe and enjoy... we will do the same! Now crank it up!
- - - Austin Hanks

Found this gem from The Big Bad Blues tour I was honored to be apart of with my comrades in RN’R Mr. Billy F Gibbons, Austin Hanks and Elwood Francis. I hope this will get you dancing in your living room, kitchen or whatever floats your fancy. Can’t wait to see all your smilin’ faces live and in person soon !!! Till then... Keep rockin’!!!
- - - Matt Sorum


Deadland Ritual Tour Dates

Very happy to share the first European tour with my new band Deadland Ritual Go to for more info More dates coming soon!!!


Deadland Ritual (Geezer Butler, Matt Sorum, Steve Stevens, Franky Perez ) Debut New Song, Video

On Feb. 4, 2017, Black Sabbath played their final show, leaving fans to wonder when or if they'd ever get new music from the original members of heavy metal's prime movers. For Geezer Butler, the answer is yes, and it's coming in the form of Deadland Ritual, a new group with a powerhouse lineup featuring drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver), guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and singer Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars on Broadway) alongside the legendary bass player. Get your first taste with the music video for "Down in Flames," premiering right here at Loudwire.

The sound of Deadland Ritual isn't typical for any of the members involved and while they all maintain their own distinctive hallmarks, it's united with a renewed spirit and something immediately recognizable as unique. "Down in Flames" lies more in hard rock than metal with doomy overtones and soulful playing. Tension drives this track, each moment a nail-biter waiting to see where Deadland Ritual move next.


"I was working on a new solo album when this came to light," Butler notes. "It was appealing for me to work in a band environment because that's what I'm used to, so [it] feels really natural. I'm really looking forward to playing shows with these guys."

As for how the lineup fell into place, when asked who called who when starting the project, Sorum recalls, "Steve and Franky were the first guys I called. We knew we wanted to create a heavier rock sound, but when I contacted Geezer and he agreed to play I knew this could be a great band. Not long after we connected with producer Greg Fidelman, Deadland Ritual was born."

With two festival dates on their 2019 schedule (Download and Hellfest on June 14 and June 22, respectively), Deadland Ritual aren't rushing anything. As they continue to write, more singles will be released and there's also the possibility that the group will arrive at a full-length album. As for the live set list, they're promising to take a deep dive into each members' catalog and Sorum vows they're “not the typical songs you would expect."

For more updates, keep your eyes on the Deadland Ritual website and follow them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Kings of Chaos

Great gig at Henry Fonda theater for Rock To Recovery with Kings of Chaos
Franky Perez killed it , Great to have Robert n Dean Deleo together along with Steve Stevens
Corey Taylor was amazing as usual
We were also joined by Wayne Kramer of MC5 and Kevin Martin of Candlebox