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Thu
26
Mar

ROB HALFORD Signs With Sony Legacy For Catalog Rights

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
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New Deal Covers Recordings and Videos by Fight, Two and Halford

March 25, 2015 - New York, NY - SONY Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, SME's catalog division, have signed a worldwide rights deal to with the Metal God, Rob Halford. Frontman of the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest, Rob Halford brought his iconic charisma and influential vocal style to a variety of side projects since 1992, notably his bands Fight, 2wo and Halford. The new SONY/Legacy agreement with Rob Halford will include individual album catalog titles and audio-visual releases. Upcoming Rob Halford anthology titles will include an Essential and Playlist collection with plans for a definitive Complete Albums Box.

Born Robert John Arthur Halford on August 25, 1951, Rob Halford rocketed to fame as the lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.  One of the genre's most powerful, distinctive and influential vocalists, Halford set the standard for generations of metal singers. After leaving Judas Priest in 1992, Halford formed the band Fight and, between 1993 and 1995, recorded two albums, War of Words and A Small Deadly Space, and an EP, Mutations, with the band. Following Fight, Halford moved into the realm of industrial metal with his Two project.  In 2000, he launched the straight-ahead no-nonsense pure metal ensemble Halford. The SONY/Legacy release agreement includes virtually all of Rob Halford's work with Fight, Two and Halford from 1992 onward. Coming on March 31, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release The Essential Rob Halford (2 CD-30 tracks).
Rob Halford Catalog includes:

Fight
Albums

War of Words
Mutations
A Small Deadly Space
K5 The “War of Words” Demos
Audio/Visual
War of Words: The Film
Live in Phoenix

Two
Voyeurs

Halford
Metal God Essentials: Volume 1
Resurrection
Live Insurrection
Crucible
Live at Rock in Rio 3 (album and audio/visual)
Live in Anaheim (album and audio/visual)
Winter Songs
Made of Metal
Live at Saitama Super Arena (album and audio/visual)
Live in London
Live 2010 North & South America Tour (album and audio/visual)
Metal God Essentials: Volume 2
  

 
Thu
26
Mar

PETERIK / SCHERER "Cold Blooded" (Official Video)

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Available Today Along With the album's title track When You Pre Order the new album 'Risk Everything'

New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4


Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for PETERIK/SCHERER new album 'Risk Everything' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now enjoy the new video for the lead single 'Cold Blooded':
 

 
The new video features none other than Lee Ann Marie, the girl-now woman who is featured on the original SURVIVOR video 'Can't Hold Back'.
 
The song is available now along with the title track 'Risk Everything' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/risk-everything/id970458373
 
You can also preorder "Risk Everything" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/PeterikRiskAMZ
 
'Risk Everything' is PETERIK / SCHERER anticipated new album which introduces the world the talents of 5 octave singer Marc Scherer on songs specifically penned for his abilities by SURVIVOR founding member Jim Peterik. Co-written by both artists and produced by Peterik, the new album provides the perfect frame for Scherer's gift ' a voice of such astonishing clarity and glass-shattering power that it is hard to believe he isn't already a major star.
 
Marc Scherer will appear as a special guest of Pride of Lions when they headline at Frontiers Rock Festival II on April 12 in Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano), Italy. For details, visit www.frontiersrockfestival.com.

 
 
Wed
25
Mar

MASS Charity Guitar Giveaway

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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MASS, the hard rock band from Boston is Offering a chance to win an awesome custom guitar and at the same time benefit Kidz B Kidz that is helping teach children empathy while raising awareness for Usher syndrome and benefitting pediatric research.
 
Louis St. August, lead singer and humanitarian, has just announced a pretty cool chance to win a very special guitar. "MASS all agreed what better way to give back than to run an online drawing with all donations going to KidzbKidz.org" St. August explained.
This opportunity begins Monday, March 30th and concludes Friday, May 1 at Midnight EST.
 
MASS "Sea of Black" Electric Guitar Chance Drawing!
 
MASS is giving one lucky winner a chance to win this Sc-3 Peavey electric guitar customized with the MASS "Sea of Black" album cover autographed by the band! This brand new awesome guitar comes with a black hard shell case, MASS diecut decals, a few MASS CD's and a MASS T-shirt! Guitar was designed by the Brand O' Guitar Co. and presented to the band by MASS fan Aleic Grant.
Here’s how it works: Use this link http://www.kidzbkidz.org/flash_donate4.html (no Paypal account required) to Donate and be entered for a Chance to win the MASS "Sea of Black" guitar. Suggested minimum donation is $10.00.
 
The Drawing will be held on May 1st and the winner will be notified soon after.
 
 
Wed
25
Mar

DAMON JOHNSON Announces USA Solo Dates

 
Damon Johnson has announced solo US tour dates as follows:
 
April 1: New Hope, PA (Havana New Hope)
April 2: Northampton, PA (The Gin Mille & Grille)
April 3: Pittston, PA (Bar On Oak)
April 4: Queens, NY (Blackthorn 51)

April 8: Moline, IL (Rascal's Live)
April 9: Berwyn, IL (The Wire)
April 10: Pekin, IL (Twisted Spoke)
April 11: Middletown, OH (Old Crow Bar)
April 12: Richmond, IN (Firehouse BBQ and Blues)

 
 
Wed
25
Mar

PETE LESPERANCE Breaks Arm, Will Miss HAREM SCAREM Live Dates

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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HAREM SCAREM Guitarist PETE LESPERANCE has takena fall on the ice and has broken his arm ahead of planned tour dates for the band in April.
Official Statement: "Hi everyone Just a quick update on the Harem Scarem shows for April. Unfortunately a couple days ago Pete took a serious fall on some ice, broke his arm and will not be able to play the HS shows in April. However, the shows will go on as scheduled! Long time friend of the band, Michale Vassos will be standing in for Pete. We'll post updates on Pete's recovery as things play out. Thanks for understanding guys. Team HS"
Pete has added this comment to his FB page: "Harem Scarem: Oshawa Show - Well, accidents apparently do happen! While walking to my car, I managed to slip on some of winter’s final ice and broke my arm. As a result, I won’t be able to play the upcoming Harem Scarem gig in Oshawa. I am obviously totally bummed to be missing a hometown show. The good news is that we were lucky enough to convince Mike Vassos to take over for me. Mike is a long time friend of the band, a great guy and an fantastic guitar player. The show is going to be awesome. It will definitely be a surreal experience watching Harem Scarem form the audience and I hope to see you all in Oshawa on the 2nd! Pete"
 
Wed
25
Mar

WHITESNAKE Debut New Track 'Burn' From 'The Purple Album'

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Here is the premiere of "Burn" from the upcoming WHITESNAKE  album, THE PURPLE ALBUM

If you pre-order from iTunes, then both "Burn" and "Stormbringer" will download automatically! http://geni.us/WSPurpleDlxiTunes

'The Purple Album' release dates: Europe: May 15 // North America: May 19

 
Wed
25
Mar

VAN HALEN To Tour North America Summer/Fall 2015

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
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VAN HALEN to Perform March 30 on Hollywood Boulevard for ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ In Rare Television Concert Appearance
Songs from the Concert to be Aired March 30-March 31
 
In celebration of a 2015 Summer/Fall North American Tour, VAN HALEN will perform a special concert for Jimmy Kimmel LiveMarch 30 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks VAN HALEN's first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

VAN HALEN is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31, 2015. Fans who pre-order TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama,” “Runnin’ With The Devil,” “Jump”and “Hot For Teacher.”

Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984, with remastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. These albums are being released beginning March 31 with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

Jimmy Kimmel Live is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award®-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED-CAPTIONED)

Enjoy Jimmy Kimmel Live on the web at www.abc.com/JimmyKimmeLive and at www.youtube/JimmyKimmelLive. Artwork is available on www.abcmedianet.com and on Facebook.com/JimmyKimmelLive; Twitter @JimmyKimmel #Kimmel

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, VAN HALENchanged the rock and roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album and subsequently produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, and more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart than any other artist, the band's record of achievement is hard to top. The eponymous debut album and 1984were both certified Diamond, for U.S. sales in excess of 10 million, placing them on an elite short list of double RIAA-certified Diamond Award honorees. VAN HALEN was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

 
VAN HALEN 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sunday July 5, Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 7, Portland, OR, Amphitheater Northwest
Thursday July 9, Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
Saturday July 11, San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
Tuesday July 14, Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Thursday July 16, Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday July 18, Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
Monday July 20, Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wednesday July 22, Kansas City, MO, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Friday July 24, Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday July 26, St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday July 28, Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagra Pavilion
Thursday July 30, Bangor, ME, Darling'sWaterfront Pavilion
Saturday August 1, Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
Monday August 3, Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
Wednesday August 5, London, ON, Western Fair District
Friday August 7, Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sunday August 9, Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Tuesday August 11, Hartford, CT, Xfinity Center
Thursday August 13, Wantagh, NY, Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Sunday August 23, Hershey, PA, Hershey Park
Tuesday August 25, Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Thursday August 27, Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday August 29, Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live
Monday August 31, Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday September 2, Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Amphitheatre
Friday September 4, Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sunday September 6, Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Wednesday September 9, Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Friday September 11, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday September 13, Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tuesday September 15, West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Thursday September 17, Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Monday September 21, Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
Wednesday September 23, Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Friday September 25, Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Monday September 28, Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday September 30, San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Friday October 2, Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
 
 
Tue
24
Mar

FM Release 'Life Is A Highway' Lyric Video

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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 Available Today Along With first single 'Digging Up The Dirt'
When You Pre Order the new album 'Heroes And Villains'
 
New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4 and North America on 21/4

Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17th release date for FM new album 'Heroes And Villains' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21st. Fans can now listen to another track to debut from the album which is: 'Life Is a Highway.'  The song is available now along with the first video/single 'Digging Up the Dirt' as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://radi.al/FMHandViTunes
 
The lyric video can be enjoyed here:

 

Configurations for the album include CD, and 2LP vinyl set.  You can also preorder " Heroes And Villains " via Amazon now: http://hyperurl.co/fmheroesandvillains
 
'Heroes and Villains' is FM's much anticipated ninth original studio album, which follows the band's celebration in 2014 of their 30th Anniversary and the successful release of the 'Rockville' albums in 2013.
 
Comprising the ex-Samson pair of bassist Merv Goldsworthy and drummer Pete Jupp; the Overland brothers 'vocalist/guitarist Steve and lead guitarist Chris - plus the keyboard talents of Philip Manchester (AKA sci-fi nutcase Didge Digital), FM's first public appearance on Valentine's Day of 1985 was swiftly followed by the release of their debut album, 'Indiscreet'.  FM hit the road in Europe supporting the likes of Tina Turner, Meat Loaf, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on the 'Slippery When Wet' tour.
 
For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's 'Tough It Out' and 1992's 'Aphrodisiac'.  In1996, with 'grunge' fever sweeping the world, the band decided to call it a day... until October 2007, when FM at last played together again for the first time in 12 years, headlining a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City, showcasing new guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick. 
 
This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their much-anticipated sixth studio album 'Metropolis'. The next 4 years saw FM touring extensively including tours with Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and Europe and festivals with acts like Toto, Survivor at Graspop, Sweden Rock, Loreley and Download Festival for the second time. For the first time in their history they also had songs play listed on national radio in the UK including "Story Of My Life'  and 'Better Late Than never' on BBC Radio 2.
 
The new album sees FM staying true to their musical legacy offering their classic sound updated in 2015 with great songwriting and performances and of course the 'golden voice' of Steve Overland. Another gem of an album which is undoubtedly going to please all the fans.
 
See FM on tour!
 
Apr 3     Grimsby, Yardbirds UK
Apr 4     Nantwich, Civic Hall Nantwich Jazz Festival  UK
Apr 11   Milan Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival Italy
May 1   Bristol   Bierkeller UK
May 2   Wolverhampton Robin 2 UK
May 3   Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms UK
May 5   Nottingham Rescue Rooms UK
May 6   Glasgow Classic Grand UK
May 8   Newcastle O2 Academy UK
May 9   Manchester Academy 2 UK
May 10 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire UK
Jun 21 Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting  Belgium

 
Tue
24
Mar

KISKE / SOMERVILLE Debut New Song/Video 'Walk on Water

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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 Available Today Along With title-track When You Pre Order 'City of Heroes'
 New Studio Album Out In Europe 17/4b and North America on 21/4
 
Frontiers Music Srl has announced an April 17 release date for KISKE SOMERVILLE new album 'City of Heroes' in Europe, with North America to follow on April 21.  The Album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow. Fans can now listen to the second track to debut from the album which is: 'Walk On Water.'  The song is available now along with the title track as an Instant Gratification Track beginning today on iTunes worldwide when you pre-order : http://geni.us/CityoHeroesiTunes
The video can be enjoyed here: https://youtu.be/8zOl3kg2lAE
 
Configurations for the album will also include CD, with a deluxe edition available featuring a "making of" documentary on DVD and two videos in digipak. Additionally Kiske Somerville will be available as a 2LP vinyl set. 
 
You can also preorder "City of Heroes" via Amazon now: http://geni.us/KiSomervilleCityAMZreg  (Regular) / http://geni.us/KiskeSomervilleCityAMZ  (Deluxe)
 
Considered a Metal Diva in the European symphonic metal scene, Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter from Flint, Michigan whose catalogue of projects, guest appearances and live shows garnered to date is an impressive body of work. Since 1999, she has divided her time between the US and Europe, primarily Germany and the Netherlands. She co-wrote the metal opera "AINA," and has also been a vocalist, songwriter, producer and / or vocal coach for many bands like AVANTASIA, EPICA and KAMELOT, giving her more credibility in metal circles than she ever bargained for. Some of her most recent endeavors include working with renowned artists Alice Cooper, Bonnie Tyler, Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) and many others.
 
Hamburg-born singer Michael Kiske is best known as the former lead vocalist for the German Metal Gods Helloween. After his departure from the band, Kiske recorded four solo albums, participated on various metal and rock related projects, such as Place Vendome and he also performed with numerous bands as a guest vocalist. In late 2009, he formed the hard rock/heavy metal band Unisonic, together with his former Helloween bandmate Kai Hansen and began touring again after 17 years.
 

 

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