British rockers Pulled Apart By Horses have become the latest musician to brew up their own beer. The Epic Myth stars have teamed up with tastemakers at the West Yorkshire Revolutions Brewery in their native north-west England to create the pale ale they've called Blood, which features hints of blood oranges and tea.
Guitarist James Brown says, "The idea of people drinking our 'Blood' is so exciting for us! It's the kind of thing you talk about a lot but never usually happens, so because this has become a reality we really want to celebrate it!"
The beverage, named after their upcoming album, Blood, will be launched at the end of the month (Aug14).
They join the likes of Iron Maiden, Status Quo's Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, Motorhead and Mastodon, who all boast their own brand of beer.
Singer Darius Rucker and his Hootie & The Blowfish bandmates have become the latest musicians to enter the booze business with their own brand of beer. The rockers have teamed up with tastemakers at Palmetto Brewing Co. in their native South Carolina and officials at Florida-based firms Cigar City Brewing and Rock Brothers Brewing to create Hootie's Homegrown Ale, which is made with Carolina gold rice and lemongrass.
The new drink will be served up at the group's 12th Annual Hootie Homegrown weekend bash in Daniel Island, South Carolina on 8 and 9 August (14), and will go on sale in the U.S. soon afterwards.
Fans will also be helping a good cause by picking up a six-pack of the new ale - a portion of proceeds from the brewing venture will benefit the band's Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which aims to improve public education issues in their home state.
They aren't the only rockers to enter the beer business - Iron Maiden, Status Quo's Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi, Motorhead and Mastodon all boast their own brand of booze.
Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have become the latest celebrity beer makers following the launch of their new brew, Piledriver. The Rockin' All Over The World hitmakers have teamed up with experts at the Wychwood Brewery in Oxfordshire, England to create the alcoholic beverage, named after their classic 1972 album, and Parfitt reveals he learned a lot about the brewing process during the development of Piledriver.
He tells MorningAdvertiser.co.uk, "The whole process of making beer is quite amazing. I don't think many people realise what goes into making that lovely beer with a nice head on it."
Rossi admits the ale has "a bit of a kick to it", and warns fans not to be misled by the beer's relatively low 4.3 per cent alcohol content, because it's a heavy hitter.
He says, "Interestingly enough, while sipping it, suddenly my knees went. It knocked my knees out, I tell you."
The pair officially launched Piledriver in the U.K. and Ireland on Friday (07Feb14).
The music veterans follow in the footsteps of Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Maximo Park and Mastodon, who have all entered the booze business with their own lines of ales and lagers.
Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals are following in Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Maximo Park's boozy footsteps by becoming the latest rockers to launch their own beer. British stars Maximo Park announced last week (ends17Jan14) that they had teamed up with brewers at Newcastle's Mordue Brewery in England to release Maximo No.5, in celebration of their fifth album, Too Much Information, next month (Feb14), and now the Northern Lights hitmakers are entering the alcohol industry too.
Fuzzy, named after the band's 1996 debut album Fuzzy Logic, has been created with tastemakers at the Celt Experience Brewery and has an alcohol content level of 8.5 per cent.
The drink will be unveiled at Wales' Fire Festival on 1 February (14).
Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Mastodon all boast their own ales and lagers too.
Maximo Park have become the latest rockers to launch their own beer. Maximo No. 5 is a joint effort between the band and brewers at Newcastle's Mordue Brewery in England to mark the release of the group's fifth album, Too Much Information, next month (Feb14).
The beer will be available at select pubs near to venues on the band's upcoming March (14) tour in the U.K.
Maximo Park aren't the first rockers to taste success with their own beer - Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Mastodon have also released their own ales and lagers.
Heavy metal stars Mastodon have become the latest rockers to create their own line of beer. The musicians, who hail from Atlanta, Georgia, have teamed up with craft beer specialists at the U.K.'s Signature Brew company to come up with Black Tongue ale, which is named after the opening track on their 2011 album The Hunter.
The beverage, which features an 8.3 per cent alcohol content, is described by the brewery officials as having "rumbling smoky notes... offset by the elixir of misbehaving punchy hops".
A press release reads, "The band wanted to create a 'pallet crusher' and that's certainly what has been delivered. A beer for enjoying slowly, letting the bombardment of flavour and intensity hit your tongue and explode with every sip."
Mastodon follow in the footsteps of their rock peers Motorhead and Iron Maiden, who have both scored success with their Bastards Lager and Trooper Ale, respectively.
Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn celebrated his 46th birthday by dressing up as a prom queen for a night out in New Jersey. The rocker turned 46 on Friday (19Jul13) so a prom-themed party was held in his honour on the New Jersey leg of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which featured his band on the bill along with Rob Zombie, Mastodon and Five Finger Death Punch.
Flynn got into the party spirit by donning drag for the birthday bash, turning up in a pink ball gown complete with a fake pearl necklace and crown, as well as heavy blue eye make-up.
He documented the festivities by posting pictures on his Instagram.com page, writing, "My goal was the 70-year-old hooker from the movie Barfly. Success!!!"