Mon
02
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - HALL & OATES & JOHN 5

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John Oates of HALL & OATES and JOHN 5 from Rob Zombie guest on this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Joining Mitch as special co-host is solo artist and hitherto Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal.

John Oates sits down with Mitch to discuss the band's illustrious career, crafting songs, his new solo 'Another Good Road' CD/DVD release and the band's new LIVE IN DUBLIN DVD/CD release.

In the episode's second interview JOHN 5 talks about working on new music with former KISS drummer Peter Criss, the unreleased album with Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, his current tour, the new live Rob Zombie album 'Spookshow International Live', playing the Amnesia RockFest in Quebec, making new music and much more.

Co-host Bumblefoot offers his insight on today's guests as well as talks about playing on stage with former KISS members ACE FREHLEY & PETER CRISS, discusses his new album Little Brother Is Watching and what's next professionally for him. 

For more about Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal visit:
www.bumblefoot.com
www.twitter.com/bumblefoot
www.facebook.com/bumblefoot
www.youtube.com/bumblefoot
www.reverbnation.com/bumblefoot

For more about John Oates visit: http://www.johnoates.com and http://www.facebook.com/johnoatesmusic
For more about about Hall & Oates: http://www.hallandoates.com and http://www.facebook.com/hallandoates

For more about John 5: http://www.john-5.comand http://www.facebook.com/John5official

 
 
Mon
02
Mar

Noize In The AtticPodcast - GEORGE LYNCH

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George Lynch speaks in-depth and candidly on the latest episode of Noize In The Attic - Where Your past Comes Back To Haunt You (www.noizeintheattic.com)

George speaks openly on the new Sweet / Lynch album, on the failed Dokken reunion "it was way too painful and way too ugly" and how he was cheated out of $30,000 on the Dysfunctional album and tour.

On his early Ozzy auditions: "I went out to Scotland, England, Ireland.. I toured with them and played at some sound checks.. I brought in Don Costa and we rehearsed for a while. (they told me) "you're the guy" (and) I spent two months in that camp. They didn't give me a nickel.. I ended up losing my job and my apartment. It really blew me away the indifference of those people. They are callus and non-empathetic, non-compassionate.. they didn't really give a shit but maybe that's what you need to be successful in this world, being heartless and calculating and cold".

Hear the interview here (starts at 30 minute mark)

http://noizeintheattic.podomatic.com/entry/2015-02-28T06_55_02-08_00

 
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Fri
27
Feb

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA To Release New Album In The Spring

 
UPDATED: THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA To Release New Album In The Spring

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - the classic-rock band featuring Björn Strid (SOILWORRK), David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) and Sharlee D' Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) will release its second album for a spring 2015 release.

In an interview with Rocknytt.net songtitles set to appear on the upcoming album include "Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts". http://www.rocknytt.net/intervjuer/15288-the-night-flight-orchestra-spelar-in-nytt-album-rekryterar-ny-medlem

 
You can listen to the chat and a snippet of a brand new song "Living For The Nighttime" (at the end of the podcast), using the SoundCloud widget below.

Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming Skyline Whispers album include "Living For The Nighttime","Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts".


https://soundcloud.com/dankojones/episode-93-bjorn-strid-1

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA is:

Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) - Vocals
David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) - Guitar
Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) - Bass
Richard Larsson (VON BENZO) - Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck (MEAN STREAK, ORCHID) - Drums
Sebastian Forslund (KADAWATHA) - Congas, Percussion, Guitar

Photo credit: Ron Dahlgren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIXSlqS3rXk

 
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Fri
27
Feb

BAD COMPANY To Release Deluxe Editions of First Two Albums

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Bad Company have recently found the original multi-track tapes from their first two albums and in the process discovered previously unreleased tracks, takes, and mixes from those sessions which form the bonus material on brand new deluxe editions.
Bad Company (1974) and Straight Shooter (1975) have been remastered using the original tapes to create new Deluxe Editions. The two-CD versions include all of the newly discovered bonus tracks, while their 180-gram vinyl counterparts offer as much bonus material as they can fit on a second vinyl record.
 
The eponymous debut album in deluxe form features the single edit of Can’t Get Enough, b-sides Little Miss Fortune and Easy On My Soul as well as eight previously unreleased recordings such as the demo for The Way I Choose, and an unedited version of Superstar Woman.
Follow up, Straight Shooter (1975) goes even further with 13 previously unreleased tracks and and the b-side Whiskey Bottle. The bonus material here includes a stripped-down version of Shooting Star, and two tracks never released; See The Sunlight and All Night Long.
Bad Company and Straight Shooter deluxe editions are released on 7 April 2015.

 
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Bad Company
 
Deluxe 2CD Track Listing:
Disc 1
1. Can’t Get Enough
2. Rock Steady
3. Ready For Love
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. Bad Company
6. The Way I Choose
7. Movin’ On
8. Seagull
 
Disc 2
1. Can’t Get Enough (Take 1)*
2. Little Miss Fortune (Demo Reel 1)*
3. The Way I Choose (Demo Reel 1)*
4. Bad Company (LMS Studio Reel 2-73 Session)*
5. The Way I Choose (Version 1 Inc. F/S)
6. Easy On My Soul (Long Version)
7. Bad Company (LMS Studio Reel 8-73 Session)*
8. Studio Chat/Dialogue
9. Superstar Woman (Long Version)*
10. Can’t Get Enough (Single Edit)
11. Little Miss Fortune (B-side of Can’t Get Enough)*
12. Easy On My Soul (B-side of Movin’ On)*
Tracks 1-7 and 9 previously unreleased
 
2LP Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Can’t Get Enough (Remastered Version)
2. Rock Steady (Remastered Version)
3. Ready For Love (Remastered Version)
4. Don’t Let Me Down (Remastered Version)
Side 2
1. Bad Company (Remastered Version)
2. The Way I Choose (Remastered Version)
3. Movin’ On (Remastered Version)
4. Seagull (Remastered Version)
Side 3
1. Superstar Woman (Long Version)
2. Little Miss Fortune (B-Side Of “Can’t Get Enough”)
3. Easy On My Soul (B-Side Of “Movin’ On”)
4. Bad Company (Lms Studio Reel 2-73 Session)
Side 4
1. Can’t Get Enough (Take 1)
2. The Way I Choose (Demo Reel 1)
3. Little Miss Fortune (Demo Reel 1)
4. Bad Company (Lms Studio Reel 8-73 Session)
 
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Straight Shooter
 
Disc 1
1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love
3. Weep No More
4. Shooting Star
5. Deal With The Preacher
6. Wild Fire Woman
7. Anna
8. Call On Me
 
Disc 2
1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)*
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (Take Before Master)*
3. Weep No More (Early Slow Version)*
4. Shooting Star (Alternate Take)*
5. Deal With The Preacher (Early Version)*
6. Anna (Alternate Vocal)*
7. Call On Me (Alternate Take)*
8. Easy On My Soul (Slow Version)
9. Whiskey Bottle” (Early Slow Version)
10. See the Sunlight
11. All Night Long”
12. Wild Fire Woman (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)*
13. Feel Like Makin’ Love (Harmonica Version)
14. Whiskey Bottle (B-side of Good Lovin’ Gone Bad )
Tracks 1-13 previously unreleased.
 
2LP Vinyl Track Listing
Side 1
1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (2015 Remastered)
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (2015 Remastered)
3. Weep No More (2015 Remastered)
4. Shooting Star (2015 Remastered)
Side 2
1. Deal With The Preacher (2015 Remastered)
2. Wild Fire Woman (2015 Remastered)
3. Anna (2015 Remastered)
4. Call On Me (2015 Remastered)
Side 3
1. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (Take Before Master)
3. Weep No More (Early Slow Version)
4. Shooting Star (Alternate Take)
Side 4
1. Deal With The Preacher (Early Version)
2. Wild Fire Woman (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)
3. Anna (Alternate Vocal)
4. Call On Me (Alternate Take)
 
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Thu
26
Feb

MAGNUM 'Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014' Out May 6

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British melodic rock icons MAGNUM are releasing a new live album which was recorded at selected venues from their successful “Escape From The Shadow Garden” European tour in the spring of 2014. The set list comprises songs chosen  from 7 of their 18 studio albums, the band have produced this album so that fans can fully appreciate the songs penned from Magnum’s beginning, in the 1970s, right up to the present day.

"Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014" will be released in Scandinavia on May 06th, in Germany on May 08th, in Europe on May 11th and in the USA on May 12th as a super jewel case version, double gatefold vinyl version and download through SPV/Steamhammer.

TRACKLISTING:

Super Jewel Case

1. Live ‘til You Die
2. Black Skies
3. Freedom Day
4. Dance of the Black Tattoo
5. Blood Red Laughter
6. Unwritten Sacrifice
7. How Far Jerusalem
8. Les Morts Dansant
9. Falling For the Big Plan
10. All England’s Eyes
11. Vigilante
12. Kingdom of Madness

2LP

LP1
Side 1
1. Live ‘til You Die
2. Black Skies
3. Freedom Day
Side 2
1. Dance of the Black Tattoo
2. Blood Red Laughter
3. Unwritten Sacrifice

LP 2
Side 1
1. How Far Jerusalem
2. Les Morts Dansant
3. Falling For the Big Plan
Side 2
1. All England’s Eyes
2. Vigilante
3. Kingdom of Madness

LIVE 2015:
18.07. SE-Väsby Väsby Rock Festival
31.07. SE-Rejmyre Skogsröjet Festival
01.08. D-Seebronn Rock Of Ages Festival
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www.magnumonline.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MAGNUM/130643409137
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

 
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Thu
26
Feb

The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside VAN HALEN

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Author Greg Renoff has spent the last five years researching and writing Van Halen Rising, which will be published this October by ECW Press.
In the meantime, he's written a Van Halen article for Medium, which has just been published. I'm happy to plug this for Greg. Read below....

Twitter - https://twitter.com/GregRenoff
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/vanhalenrising

The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside Van Halen

In 1979 David Lee Roth met Helmut Newton, inciting an ego-fueled power struggle that ultimately split the group apart

Greg Renoff in Cuepoint

Van Halen’s star was on the rise in late 1979. Vocalist David Lee Roth, bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, and drummer Alex Van Halen had sent sold out crowds into delirium on their wildly successful 1978 and 1979 world tours. They had two platinum albums under their belts, and their latest, Van Halen II, had even cracked the Billboard Top Ten. These were significant achievements for a hard rock band at time when disco and new wave dominated the nation’s airwaves.

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Thu
26
Feb
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MATTHEW SHAD Releases Solo Single

Stirling Road guitarist Matthew Shad has just released his very own single, "Heart Forgive Me".  The track was mixed by the mighty Kenny Scott (Swirl 360, Echo Jet).

"I am proud to announce the release of my new single, "Heart Forgive Me".  This song mean so much to me.  Working with Kenny is always an amazing experience.  He is so very talented.  I couldn't be more thrilled with the end result." ~ Matthew Shad
 
You can follow Matthew Shad on Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/matthewshadmusic
You can download "Heart Forgive Me" on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/heart-forgive-me-single/id970535982

 
Thu
26
Feb

Sweden's REACH Announce Album Release Date

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Swedish hard rockers REACH will release their debut album, Reach Out To Rock, on March 4, 2015 via Sun Hill Production/Cargo Records. The Reach Out To Rock cover artwork can be seen below.

Reach Out To Rock track listing:

 
01. You Called My Name
02. Fortune & Fame
03. Tell Me
04. We Are
05. Someone Like You
06. The Beast
07. Make Me Believe
08. Reach Out
09. Looking For Love
10. Coming Home
 
The album was mixed by sound maestro Pontus Norgren from Hammerfall and Poodles. Recorded & produced by Erik Modin  Johannes Hennoks. Artwork design by Morgan Hassel.

In March 2015 the band will join Gus G on his Swedish tour as well as Eclipse on their UK tour ' and not to forget a slot on HRH AOR FESTIVAL.

REACH are:

Alex Waghorn ' Vocals
Ludvig Turner ' Guitars
David Jones ' Bass
Marcus Johansson ' Drums

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REACH was put together in 2012 by drummer Marcus Johansson and guitarist Ludvig Turner. Together they started looking for band members to complete the group, and found the remaining band members in bass player David Jones and vocalist Alex Waghorn. Among the first thing REACH did to reveal this new rock band was to arrange a hard rock cover of Avicii's super hit 'Wake me up' in August 2013. A huge success and about one year later the video has over 1.000.000 views AND still counting.

REACH's music can be described as classic rock with strong melodies and hooks, complemented by their youth energy. You can hear influences from Whitesnake, Scorpions,Europe and Gary Moore in the songs. Ludvig also put the melodic rock on the map in Swedish television in 2014 by making his own interpretations of major hits and being among the final four in the Swedish Idol contest.

The band released early 2014 a single 'Black Lady' to show their song writing abilities and proved not being just a cover band. In December 2014 having secured a deal with Sun Hill Production they released a first single 'You Called My Name' from the forthcoming album 'Reach Out To Rock'.

Despite their young age, REACH are already experienced festival performers, having played festivals as HRH (UK), Frontiers (IT), V'sby Rock (SE), Skogsr'jet (SE).

www.facebook.com/reachofficialsweden

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Thu
26
Feb

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Approaches Sellout

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THE MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world’s largest and longest running Heavy Metal and Hard Rock cruise, has only 34-cabins available before selling out its fourth consecutive year. Tickets for the remaining 34-cabins aboard this musical playground will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at $1,099 per person (double occupancy) and are available at MonstersOfRockCruise.com
Sailing the Bahamas this April 18-22 aboard the MSC Divina, the four-day-and-night cruise celebrating the original legendary Castle Donington music festival held in England in 1980, will showcase Heavy Metal and Hard Rock music icons (including artists on the original festival bill)--such as Tesla, Europe, Night Ranger, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Extreme, KIX, Queensryche, Krokus, Stryper, Lita Ford, Black Star Riders, Y&T, plus many more (full lineup below)--and feature a full schedule of events and activities designed to encourage interaction between artists and fans.
 
This year’s cruise itinerary is kicked off by a two-night pre-party event at Miami’s Magic City Casino on April 15, featuring performances by Queensryche and Lillian Axe, and April 17, featuring performances by Stryper, Tyketto, Gabbie Rae and a special surprise guest artist. The fun continues the moment fans board the ship, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert featuring cruise alumni, Tesla. This will set the tone for the next four days of events, including: Artist Meet & Greets, all-day stops at the private Monster Beach at Poseidon’s Grotto and the cosmopolitan resort mecca of Nassau, Bahamas, the Hot Tub Time Machine 80s Prom, “So You Think You Can Shred” fan competition, Fantasy Night Masquerade, “Rock Anthems Fan Jam” hosted by Izzy Presley, Cooking With Rock Stars, plus more events to be announced.
 
The official line-up for the 2015 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE is as follows: Tesla; Europe; Night Ranger; Tom Keifer of Cinderella; Extreme; KIX; Queensryche; Krokus; The Winery Dogs; Stryper; Lita Ford; Black Star Riders; Y&T; Zebra; Black ’N Blue; Faster Pussycat; Honeymoon Suite; Tyketto; Keel; John Corabi; Kip Winger; Michael Sweet; Richie Kotzen; Mike Tramp; Joel Hoekstra; Derek St. Holmes; Ron Keel; Leatherwolf; Babylon AD; Bang Tango; Heavens Edge; Frank Hannon Band; Lillian Axe; Rhino Bucket; Pamela Moore; Gabbie Rae; Atomic Punks; and AJ’s Bravehearts.
 
Says Larry Morand of ON THE BLUE, “The Monsters of Rock Cruise has always been about fan and artist interaction and we have more bands and events this year than ever before.  Fans don’t just watch the artists perform, they make music with the artists. If you’re looking for all things Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, this is the cruise for you.”
 
Visit monstersofrockcruise.com or connect on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know about upcoming announcements.
 
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Thu
26
Feb

Focus On Metal - REVOLUTION SAINTS

 
The new release from Revolution Saints drops this week and Doug Aldrich returns to the Focus On Metal show to give all the lowdown on it. Doug also gives some insight into his decision to leave Whitesnake as well as an update on what's going on with Burning Rain and his hometown gig with Raiding The Rock Vault.
 
Listen now at: www.focusonmetal.net and iTunes.
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Thu
26
Feb

MRR Deal - SOUND OF ETERNITY & PLATENS Japanese CD Pack

Buy now - $30 for 2 Japanese versions with bonus track on each and FREE shipping! http://www.melodicrockdirect.com/products-page/cd/deal-of-the-day/
 
 
 
SOUND OF ETERNITY (Japan +1) / PLATENS (Japan +1) $30 FOR BOTH (+ FREE SHIPPING)
 
ONLY 10 PACKS AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!!
 
2 great melodic rock records - with the added bonus of being JAPANESE pressings, adding 1 bonus track each. Both at a big discount and FREE SHIPPING!  
 
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Thu
26
Feb

WHITESNAKE'S Purple Surprise Due May 15

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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.
 

 
"It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago," says Coverdale. "As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert."
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
From the opening notes of the classic track "Burn" to album closer "Stormbringer", Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like "Lady Double Dealer", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Sail Away" are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
 
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as "Slide It In," "Here I Go Again", "Still Of The Night" and "Is This Love". Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.
May 28th
Airway Heights, WA
Northern Quest Casino
May 29th
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
June 4th
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint
Juen 5th
Scottsdale, AZ
Talking Stick Pool Amp
June 6th
Pala, CA
Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
June 9th
Beverly Hills, CA
Saban Theatre
June 11th
San Francisco, CA
Regency Ballroom
June 17th
Shawnee, OK
Grand Events Center
June 19th
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock
June 22nd
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theater
June 23rd
San Antonio, TX
Majestic Theater
June 25th
El Paso, TX
Socorro Event Center
June 27th
Greeley, CO
Greeley Independence Stampede
June 30th
Milwaukee, WI
Summerfest
July 2nd
Rama, ON
Casino Rama
July 3rd
Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
July 5th
Northfield, OH
Hard Rock
July 10th
Mahnomen, MN
Shoot Star Casino
July 16th
Oshkosk, WI
Rock USA
July 18th
Merrillville, IN
Star Plaza
 
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING UK, EUROPE
AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. STAY TUNED!
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Wed
25
Feb

ACE FREHLEY Announces SPACE INVADER European Tour 2015

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Founding KISS guitarist and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY released his latest album "Space Invader" last year through SPV/Steamhammer and entered the charts in whole Europe.

 
 
Now he`s leaving the stratosphere and visits planet earth for a European tour. Expect songs from "Space Invader" as well as songs from Frehley`s Comet and Kiss. Ace`s team consists of Richie Scarlet (guitar), Chris Wyse (bass) and Scot Coogan (drums).

ACE FREHLEY European "Space Invader" Tour 2015

06.06. SE-Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
07.06. NO-Oslo - Rockefeller
10.06. D-Hamburg - Grünspan
11.06. NL-Zoetermeer - Bordereij
13.06. GB-Donington - Download Festival
14.06. F-Vaureal - Le Forum
15.06. D-Bochum - Zeche
17.06. SE-Stockholm - Gröna Lund
20.06. F-Clisson - Hellfest
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www.acefrehley.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialacefrehley
https://www.facebook.com/steamhammerofficial

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Wed
25
Feb

JETTBLACK Ready Their ‘Disguises’ For April 6

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JETTBLACK get ready to release brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April.
 
Watch the video for new single 'EXPLODE" here: http://youtu.be/2KV2EGhdY6U
 
Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to do, JETTBLACK unleash incredibly well-crafted and hook laden, powerful melodic rock and roll.
 
With two albums under their belts ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ (2010), and ‘Raining Rock’, (2012) plus mini album Black Gold (2013), this four-strong outfit have continued to hone and polish their skills delivering stunning material that has built them a solid and growing fan base as well as a list of high profile admirers and collaborators. Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) have all featured on JETTBLACK releases, sold on the quality and delivery of their songs.
None of JETTBLACK’S songs are conceived to stand in the corner, away from the spotlight; these are BIG, finely-crafted compositions with a built-in swagger, fuelled by the self-belief, passion and next level musicianship.
 
On the live circuit JETTBLACK have been strutting their stuff around the UK and Europe with sold out shows becoming more and more of a common occurrence. Blowing bands off of the stage is becoming second nature for them, as the live show has hit new heights and an unstoppable energy.  Notably they’ve shared the stage with peers such as Papa Roach and appeared at a number of top festivals (DownloadT In The ParkHard Rock HellSonisphere).
 
The band have now finished writing their third full length album, due for release in April on Cherry Red Records. Unveiling their first single ‘Explode’ vocalist/guitarist Will Stapleton said: JETTBLACK has always done things their own way. There has never been a conscious effort to write in a certain style or pander to a certain trend or fashion. We’ve always had this attitude as we feel it is the only way to write something that will stand the test of time. This new album 'Disguises' is a full on reflection of that. It’s about never hiding behind something you aren’t. It may feel a little more serious and mature, but I think sometimes people forget we’ve been on a musical journey for 17 years as musicians, so we’re always evolving. Don’t worry though, it’s still full of huge choruses, massive riffs and and in your face production and we’re all really proud of the evolution!”
 
Full-on, boldly constructed and walking a fine and timeless line between the contemporary and the classic, JETTBLACK make absolutely no concession to the half-hearted or, well, the half-anything. This is glorious rock music – unashamedly loud ‘n’ proud, and delivered with power, passion, craft, and the secure knowledge that biggest can very often be best….
 
TRACKLISTING
1.     Slaves
2.     Explode
3.     Poison Rain
4.     Evidence
5.     Disguises
6.     Broken Bones
7.     Black And White
8.     Kick In The Teeth
9.     Enemy
10.  Human
11.  Smoke And Mirrors
 
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Wed
25
Feb

FM - Digging Up the Dirt (Official Video)

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UK rock band FM will premiere the video to new single 'Diggin' Up The Dirt' on Tuesday, 24th February. On the same day, the song will be made available as an Instant Grat track with all iTunes and Amazon pre-orders of FM's new album 'Heroes and Villains'.
 
FM lead singer Steve Overland says, 'Well, here it is, the brand new video of the lead track from our new album. It's called 'Diggin' Up The Dirt' and it's about sleaze and the gutter press, and how they're not really interested in real news, just celebrity. It's a real FM rock anthem and we had great fun making the video. We hope you enjoy it.'
 
FM will release their new studio album 'Heroes & Villains' in Europe on 17th April 2015 and on the 21st April in North America - their first album release since signing to Frontiers Music Srl - and embark on a European tour in the Spring.
 
Click here to watch the EPK for Heroes and Villains http://youtu.be/6l55ROSSrLA
 
Heores and Villains is available to pre-order here: http://radi.al/FMHeroesandVillains
 
FM - HEROES AND VILLAINS TOUR DATES:
 
March 13 Esquires - Bedford, United Kingdom
March 14 HRH AOR 3 - Pwllheli, United Kingdom
April 3   Yardbirds - Grimsby, United Kingdom
April 4   Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival - Nantwich, United Kingdom
April 11 Frontiers Rock Festival - Milan, Italy
May 01 Bierkeller - Bristol, United Kingdom
May 02 Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
May 03 Wedgewood Rooms - Southsea, United Kingdom
May 05 Nottingham Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, United Kingdom
May 06 Classic Grand -  Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 08 O2 Academy2 Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
May 09 Academy 2 - Manchester, United Kingdom
May 10 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom
Jun 21   Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
Jul 25     Ramblin' Man Fair - Maidstone, United Kingdom
Jul 31     Skogsrjet - Rejmyra, Sweden
Aug 01  Helgefestivalen - Knislinge, Sweden
 
FM ONLINE:
Website www.fmofficial.com
Twitter www.twitter.com/FMofficial
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Wed
25
Feb

FIREWORKS Issue 68 Out Now

FIREWORKS #68 OUT NOW
 
Out this week ... awesome KILLER issue with interviews with Scorpions, UFO, Thunder, Toto, Revolution Saints (all 3 members), Jeff Scott Soto, ISSA, Blind Guardian, H.e.a.t, China Sky, Eclipse, Ammunition, Care of Night, Angra, Reach, Furyon, Orden Ogan, Leah, The Answer, Gun, Wolfpakk, Sweet & Lynch, Impera, Blackberry Smoke, Last Autumn's Dream and many more!! Wonderful AOR packed 100 page issue.  Also includes competition to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to the fantastic Vasby festival where you can check out bands like WASP, Danger Danger, Magnum, X-Rated, MSG, Heaven & Earth, Work of Art, H.e.a.t, Eclipse and many more this July 17th/18th in Sweden.
Throw in 36 pages of the best melodic and hard rock reviews, and you have another issue packed to over-flowing.
 
Available NOW in WH Smith stores across the UK, this issue will reach USA and Canada late March.  You can also pick up hard copies directly from the Fireworks mini-shop at www.rocktopia.co.uk, and download pdf version also available for only 3GBP in the download store.

 

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Wed
25
Feb

BUMBLEFOOT New Solo Album “Little Brother Is Watching” Out Today

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February 24th 2015 - Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and producer RonBumblefootThal has released his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching” today. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face - beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.

Bumblefoot has over 20 years of releasing music, performing at international festivals, headlining solo tours, won many album of the month/year awards and has appeared on the covers of numerous music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000 people. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout GNR's 2008 Chinese Democracy album.

Bumblefoot has current collaborations that include DMC from the iconic rap group Run DMC, and Scott Weiland in the supergroup Art Of Anarchy.  His music is often heard in TV, film and video games including the theme song to VH1's "That Metal Show". Bumblefoot also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children's hospitals with guitar in hand.

Little Brother Is Watching” track listing:

01. Clots
02. Little Brother Is Watching
03. Argentina
04. Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore
05. Livin’ The Dream
06. Cuterebra
07. Higher
08. Women Rule The World
09. Sleepwalking
10. Eternity
11. Never Again

For more information, check out Bumblefoot’s web properties:

Official: www.bumblefoot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bumblefoot
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bumblefoot
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bumblefoot
YouTube: www.youtube.com/bumblefoot
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/bumblefoot

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Wed
25
Feb

STYX AXS-TV Special Premieres March 15

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STYX AXS-TV SPECIAL PREMIERES MARCH 15; SUPPORTING DEF LEPPARD ON MASSIVE SUMMER TOUR; IN-PROGRESS HEADLINING TOUR CONTINUES
 
February 24, 2015 ' It's been over two years since a full STYX concert was broadcast on national TV ('Styx:  The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live' DVD, which aired on VH1 Classic and the Palladia HD channel).  Now comes time for a brand new live event that's set to premiere on AXS TV on Sunday, March 15 at 8pm Eastern Time/5pm Pacific Time.
 
The band's show was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV in front of a sold-out, adoring audience during last year's 'The Soundtrack of Summer' tour.  STYX performed many of their greatest hits, including 'Come Sail Away,'  'Renegade,' and 'The Grand Illusion.'  They even dug deep into their catalog for such fan favorites as 'Light Up,' and were joined on stage by tour mate and former Eagles guitar legend Don Felder for 'Blue Collar Man.'  Felder's show earlier that same night was also filmed for AXS TV, which will air immediately following STYX's special.  Felder's special culminates with special guest STYX guitarist Tommy Shaw trading vocals and the classic electric guitar licks on 'Hotel California.'
 
Meanwhile, as STYX's headlining tour continues to work its way across the U.S., the legendary Rock band has confirmed a massive summer tour supporting another legendary Rock band, Def Leppard, along with Tesla.  The three-month trek will launch in June and conclude October 4 in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Civic Center.  Combined, STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitar), James 'JY' Young (guitar, vocals), Chuck Panozzo (bass), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Ricky Phillips (bass) and Todd Sucherman (drums)--and Def Leppard have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
 
'Our 2007 tour with Def Leppard forged a friendship that's never wavered,' proclaims STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw.  'It was such an unforgettably fun experience for us.  We've all been waiting for the planets to align so we could do it again.  Well friends, they have indeed aligned!  And this time, those soulful bad boys from Sacramento, Tesla, will be there, too.  What a night of music this will be!
Is summer here yet? Come on!'
 
Guitarist James 'JY' Young is equally as excited.  "The mutual admiration society between Styx and Def Leppard began in the UK in 1978 when Joe Elliott attended Styx's first-ever performance in Def Leppard's home town of Sheffield, England,' he says.  'Both bands having emanated from working class beginnings, either on the South Side of Chicago, or the Steel Town of Sheffield, England, there is a natural camaraderie and synergy amongst them.  I feel like these guys are long-lost brothers of mine.  It's going to be Guitars A-blazin' and Drums A-poundin' regardless of who's on the stage, featuring arguably the most successful rock band of the late 1980's, paired with one of the most successful bands of the late 1970s, early 1980s.  The ingestion of too much sugar can lead to illness, but 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' is a recipe for healthy smiles and a fun night for everyone!!!'
 
Check out STYX at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks):

STYX Headlining:
Thu 2/26            Tulsa, OK                      The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Fri 2/27             San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Sat 2/28            Fort Worth, TX               Billy Bob's Texas
Thu 3/12            N Myrtle Beach, NC       House of Blues
Fri 3/13             Cherokee, NC                Harrah's Cherokee Pavilion
Sat 3/14            Orlando, FL                   Universal Studios Florida - Music Plaza Stage
Fri 3/20             Norman, OK                  Riverwind Casino
Sat 3/21            Mulvane, KS                  Kansas Star Arena
 
STYX With Def Leppard and Tesla:

Thu 6/25                        West Palm Beach, FL    Cruzan Amphitheater
Sat 6/27                        Birmingham, AL             Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sun 6/28                       Atlanta, GA                   Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tue 6/30                        Charlotte, NC                 PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
Thu 7/2                         Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live
Fri 7/3                           Virginia Beach, VA         Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sun 7/5                         Uncasville, CT                Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 7/7                         Gilford, NH                    Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Thu 7/9                         Mansfield, MA               Xfinity Center
Sat 7/11                        Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sun 7/12                       Darien Lake, NY            Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Tue 7/14                        Toronto, ONT.                Molson Amphitheatre
Fri 7/17                         Clarkston, MI                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu 7/23                        Wantagh, NY                 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Fri 7/24                         Saratoga Springs, NY     SPAC
Sat 7/25                        Holmdel, NJ                   PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri 8/7                           Davenport, IA                 Mississippi Valley Fair (STYX ONLY)
Sat 8/8                          Sioux Falls, SD             Sioux Falls Arena
Tue 8/11                        Kansas City, MO           Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/14                         Sedalia, MO                  Missouri State Fair
Sat 8/15                        Des Moines, IA              Iowa State Fair
Mon 8/17                       Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center
Tue 8/18                        Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena
Fri 8/21                         Dallas, TX                      Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 8/22                        Woodlands, TX              Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sun 8/23                       Austin, TX                     Austin360 Amphitheater
Thu 8/27                        St. Paul, MN                 Minnesota State Fair
Fri 8/28                         Grand Forks, ND            Alerus Center
Sun 8/30                       Noblesville, IN                Klipsch Music Center
Tue 9/1                         Allentown, PA                The Great Allentown Fair
Thu 9/3                         Louisville, KY                 KFC Yum! Center
Fri 9/4                           Maryland Heights, MO    Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Sat 9/5                          Tinley Park, IL               First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Wed 9/16                      Auburn, WA                  White River Amphitheatre
Thu 9/17                        Ridgefield, WA               Amphitheater Northwest
Sat 9/19                        Mountain View, CA        Shoreline Amphitheatre
Tue 9/22                        Chula Vista, CA             Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed 9/23                      Phoenix, AZ                  Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri 9/25                         Albuquerque NM            Isleta Amphitheater
Sat 9/26                        Denver, CO                    Pepsi Center
Mon 9/28                       West Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 9/30                      Spokane, WA                Spokane Arena
Fri 10/2                         Bozeman, MT                Breeden Fieldhouse
Sun 10/4                       Bismarck, ND                Bismarck Civic Center

 
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Tue
24
Feb

EMPIRES OF EDEN - Architect Of Hope (Showcase)

Architect of Hope
Produced By: 
Stu Marshall
Running Time: 
45.39
Release Date: 
March 9
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Worldwide
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Melodic Metal
MelodicRock Records is going full metal for this special release from Aussie melodic metal project EMPIRES OF EDEN.
 
Their new album Architect Of Hope is a raging slab of relentless riffing and high-octane metal, all delivered with style, class and plenty of melodies. Features Deluxe 18 Page Booklet! ALL pre-orders will ship early (week starting March 2)
 
This album will be released March 9 and will be available via MelodicRock.com and MelodicRock Direct.
 
 
 
 
PRE-ORDER EMPIRES OF EDEN
"Architect Of Hope"
NOW!
$15 + $5 shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 

 

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PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET MP3 DOWNLOAD "Architect Of Hope" (LINK EMAILED WITHIN 24hrs)
 
From Avantasia to Ayreon and beyond, collaborations in metal typically prove to be more than the sum of their parts. This has been never been more true than in the case of Empires of Eden, a melodic metal project originating from Sydney, Australia and spanning the entire globe in its unprecedented scope.
 
Masterminded by former Dungeon and current Death Dealer guitarist/Producer Stu Marshall, Empires of Eden is characterized by a massive power metal sound, 30-piece orchestral score, and guest performances from some of the most celebrated musicians in the industry. Proving that neither oceans nor national boundaries are capable of stopping this explosive onslaught, Marshall has enlisted the participation of artists from all corners of the globe to assemble an army of veteran talent like no other.
 
2015 will bring us to “Architect of Hope”. The fourth album delivering nine head pounding tracks and featuring heavy Metal Legend, Ralf Scheepers (Primal fear).
 
Raising the standard yet again, Marshall has enlisted world wrecking stars like Rick Altzi (Masterplan), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Jeff Martin (Racer X) just to highlight four of the amazing nine deep cast.
 
 
The 2012 release “Channelling the Infinite” raised the bar across the board in several categories of metal: symphonic, collaborative, progressive, melodic and generally ground breaking. The album received consistent scoring 9/10 or higher in reviews worldwide. In addition to Marshall's uncompromising compositional skills and technical guitar wizardry, the album was reinforced by vocalists who have earned their place in history, such as UDO Dirkschneider (Accept), Mike Dimeo (Riot / Masterplan) and Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper / Lionsheart) to name just a few.
 
Compared to other collaborative projects of this kind, Empires of Eden is unique in the extent to which the guest vocalists are involved with the writing of the songs themselves. According to Marshall, although he tailors the instrumental backing to each singer's individual style and preferred range, "They are completely at liberty to write any lyrics they want, and they pen the vocal melodies themselves, too." Having so much artistic freedom not only increases the vocalists' enthusiasm for the project, but also enables them to deliver their best possible performances, unbounded by the usual constraints of the 'guest musician' format.
 
With lush, picturesque orchestral arrangements, bone-crushing riffs, kaleidoscopic soloing and spectacular vocal performances, Empires of Eden has developed a trademark sound that redefines the concept of epic.
 

 

 

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Tue
24
Feb

Jimmy Page Stokes Fire For LED ZEPPELIN On Fortieth Anniversary Of Physical Graffiti

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Jimmy Page Stokes Fire For Led Zeppelin On Fortieth Anniversary Of Physical Graffiti

Dallas, TX - February 24, 2014. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  goes one on one with Led Zeppelin founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter Jimmy Page on the 40th anniversary of Physical Graffiti.
Led Zeppelin's sixth release had completed a fundamental change in the popular music and media equation that began with their fourth album back in 1971. With the song 'Stairway to Heaven' , Led Zeppelin had proven that the album format had matured to the point that a hit single for Top 40 radio release was no longer a necessity for big album sales.

Before Led Zeppelin the conventional wisdom of A&R (record label) types was to focus on one sound or style to be successful. But Zeppelin's international success resulted in more extensive concert tours taking them to the four corners of the world, which only stoked their creative flame such that epic songs on Physical Graffiti like 'Kashmir' became musical bonfires, 'Ten Years Gone' glowing embers, and 'Custard Pie', 'Trampled Under Foot' and 'In My Time of Dying' outright sonic blow torches.

One of the enduring legacies of Physical Graffiti was Led Zeppelin's uncanny ability to seduce the ears while also pummeling the listener with a sonic slam which knew no peer, often in the same song. Jimmy Page shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard how he made the conscious decision to innovate and not be derivative.

'I was really careful not to listen to too much other music... I wasn't following what everyone else was doing in the same sort of category as us, that's for sure. I was trying to do things that were really different.'  - Jimmy Page

LED ZEPPELIN Physical Graffiti @ 40 Part 1 / InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-physical-graffiti-40th-anniversary-pt-1-jimmy-page/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/

Direct Link to: Led Zeppelin: HYPERLINK 'http://www.ledzeppelin.com'
Direct Link to InTheStudio:  HYPERLINK 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

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