Tue
24
Mar

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - MICHAEL SCHENKER, EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with legendary guitar hero Michael Schenker, Europe's Joey Tempest, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Western Sand, and is now available for streaming at this link: 
 
 
In the first hour, Michael Schenker discusses the new Temple of Rock album, 'Spirit on a Mission', and selects 3 tracks which reflect the record's diversity. Michael also talks about the band's touring plans for 2015, and confirms that he would like Temple of Rock to be seen as a band in its own right, like UFO or the Scorpions.

Also in the first hour, rising UK rockers Western Sand, who supported Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock on their UK tour last December, talk about their new EP 'Cut You Down To Size', their touring plans, and their Southern Rock influences.

Part 2 kicks off with Europe's Joey Tempest, who looks at the writing and recording of their new release 'War of Kings', which the band have described as the album they always wanted to make. Joey also chooses 2 songs from 'War of Kings'

And The Almighty / Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick shares his memories of the first two Almighty albums, 'Blood Fire & Love' and 'Soul Destruction', both newly reissued in remastered form with bonus discs by Spinefarm Records. Ricky also chooses a pair of tracks from each album.

There's also new music from Whitesnake and Black Star Riders, tribute songs for Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet, China Sky, White Rhino), AJ Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) and Andy Fraser (Free), and tracks from Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

You can also listen on Tuesday 24th March12:00-14:00 and Thursday 26th March 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com

 
 
Tue
24
Mar

ROMEO'S DAUGHTER Announce April 20 Release of 'Spin'

Monday, April 20, 2015
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British AOR/MelodicRock group ROMEO'S DAUGHTER have announced a pre-order ahead of the April 20 release of their new album Spin.
 
The band has posted this From romeosdaughter.co.uk:
 
After a great weekend at HRHAOR where we played two songs from our new album Spin, we’re delighted to give you the option to pre-order a copy of it from here in our online shop. This is Romeo's Daughter’s fourth, eagerly awaited, album and is recorded by the band and produced by Craig Joiner and Ed Poole. To hear an exclusive sample of all the songs on the album go here.
The first 200 pre-orders received will be signed by us all, numbered and dated and are priced at only £11.99 each. This price is fully inclusive of all post and packaging world-wide.
We aim to dispatch the CDs so that they will land on your doorstop on the Friday 17th April prior to the official release date of 20th April 2015 (UK only). If for any reason there is any delay we’ll notify you accordingly.
 
Members: Leigh Matty vox, Craig Joiner guitar, Ed Poole bass, Andy Wells drums.
 
 
 
 
Mon
23
Mar

GOWAN 'In Kilt Tonight' Live Performance Available For Charity

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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Gowan (from Styx​) - In Kilt Tonight charity concert (2013 performance) download for McDermott House Canada
 
Gowan: "Since one very memorable night in 1996 I’ve been hoping that a return trip to the Glenn Gould Studio Theatre in Toronto would come to be. I’m very pleased to announce that it’s happening on October 13, 2013 and the opportunity to once again perform on that incredible Steinway is something I’m very much looking forward to.
 
“No Kilt Tonight… Gowan Solo-Live” is the piano (and a bit of guitar) album which we recorded at the Glenn Gould on that first occasion in ’96…We’ll be “In Kilt Tonight” for the 2013 chapter. I’ll be playing a number of the most notable songs from the “Gowan” albums in the manner in which those songs were originally conceived. They will include “A Criminal Mind”, “You’re a Strange Animal” and “Moonlight Desires”.
 
As a member of “Styx” we continue to tour the world extensively every year. At the same time I try to set aside some part of each touring season to perform my solo “Gowan” music. From 2010 to 2012 it was great to play the ‘Gowan-Return Of The Strange Animal’ and ‘Moonlight Desires Live’ full-band shows (seven sold-out nights at the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview in Niagara Falls) and this year the Glenn Gould Studio show will be a return to a ‘Solo-Live’ performance.
 
I’m happy to say that proceeds from this show will go to McDermott House of Canada; McDermott House Canada focuses on Palliative and Hospice care and their future work will also bring them into the world of PTSD within the veteran community.  The first project is the renovation and expansion of the Palliative care unit located in K Wing ( Veterans wing ) at Sunnybrook Health science Centre.  This unit serves veterans, first responders and community members in the final journey of life with support, respect and dignity.
Cheers..."
 
 
Mon
23
Mar

Double Stop Podcast - JEFF LaBAR

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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This week on The Double Stop is Jeff LaBar:

"Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) tells us about his early days and early bands. He explains how he got the gig in Cinderella, and the recording of Night Songs, Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station – and how the changing musical climate affected Still Climbing. He also discusses Tom Keifer’s vocal problems and their failed recording contract with Sony in the late 90’s. He also talks about his new solo EP One For The Road, and the recording process for it. He also shares that he’s heading back into the studio to record the follow-up for Rat Pak Records."

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-52-jeff-labar-cinderella-solo
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-52-jeff-labar-cinderella-solo/

 
Mon
23
Mar

New AOR Album 'Return To LA' Out Now

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Monday, March 23, 2015
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3 Tracks sampler from the new 2015 AOR album "Return To L.A" featuring some legendary singers like Jesse Damon (Silent Rage, Kiss), Tommy Funderburk (King Of Hearts, Airplay, Whitesnake, Starship), Paul Sabu (Only Child, Kidd Glove, John Waite, Bon Jovi), Rick Riso, Bob Harris (Axe, Steve Vai), Erika (Yngwie Malmsteen), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets) & many more...

"Return To L.A" is for fans of the heavier side of AOR in the vein of Survivor, Foreigner, Giant, Journey & Toto. An Aor dream for Melodic Rock lovers.

Words & Music by Frédéric Slama © 2015 All Rights Reserved. http://www.slama101.fr

Buy the MP3 or the cd directly from the artist @ http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AOR1

 

 
Sat
21
Mar

RIP Drummer AJ Pero

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
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It's been a horror week. Another black day for metal, with the sudden passing of drummer AJ Pero of Twisted Sister and Adrenalin Mob, who he was currently touring with. AJ died in his sleep on the band's tour bus following a gig earlier.
 
This from the Adrenalin Mob guys:
 
"We write this with tears in our eyes & our hearts broken to pieces.. our beloved brother AJ Pero peacefully passed away in his sleep this morning on the bus. We are in complete shock & our hearts & prayers go out to his family. It has been nothing short of an honor to have shared the stage with such a beautiful soul & legend! We love you AJ, rest in peace.
We will cherish this last picture we all took together on tour forever! What a great night we had... we'll miss you buddy!"
 
And from the Twisted Sister guys:
 
“Today I lost a brother. Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest live rock acts to ever hit the stage. His sledgehammer assault on the drums helped drive Twisted Sister and I to greatness and inspired me to rock every single show. My heart breaks knowing I will never feel the power of his beat behind me, or turn to see his face smiling broadly from the sheer joy he got from doing what he loved. I will always remember that smile. RIP my friend.”
Dee Snider
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“AJ Pero was a force, the likes of which I doubt I will ever have the chance to play in front of again. His drumming was legendary but his heart, as a human being, was even greater.
This April 1st would have been his 32nd year as a member.
In the Twisted Sister world he was always affectionately known as “the new guy”. That is how long and deep our history was/is.
In our hearts he will always be the engine that drove the train. I loved him and today my heart has been ripped out. RIP”
Jay Jay French
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My family, extended Twisted Sister family, and I are heartbroken and devastated to hear the news of Anthony Jude Pero’s passing. A.J. was a dear friend and brother to me, and in my opinion, one of the most talented drummers of all time. I will always remember the amazing experiences and great laughs we shared. A.J. always had an amazing sense of humor and did his best to please everyone he came in contact with.
Back in the day, when the band first started touring, we were often room-mates and he never failed to keep me smiling. It’s very difficult for me to talk about this right now. However, I feel that out of respect for his legacy, it’s important for us to let the world know how we all felt and will always feel about him. I know I will dearly miss him, but I’m grateful to have been his friend and musical partner for thirty-eight years.
At this time, my sincerest sympathies go out to his family. Heaven just got a great drummer, one that will live forever in our hearts.
Eddie Ojeda and The Ojeda Family
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This morning I received the tragic news about AJ’s passing. As anyone would be, I am devastated. With such a loss, even I broke down and cried, allegedly the tough guy in the band. One statement says it all, “AJ was my band mate, my friend and my brother and I will miss him forever”.
Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza
 

R.I.P AJ.

 

 
Fri
20
Mar

THE BABYS Live In Los Angeles (Report)

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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By Gerry Gittelson
Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Calif., USA -- Once the darlings of rock radio in the 1970s, The Babys are back together after a long absence, and the former teen-idol band took a big step forward on Jan. 31 in a sold-out concert before a crowd of about 700 at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach south of Los Angeles.

With a legion of baby boomers crowded up front and pumping their fists, The Babys tore through a nearly two-hour set that featured all the biggest hits like "Head First," "Midnight Rendez-Vous" and an especially well-executed version of "Isn't It Time."

Originals Wally Stocker (guitar) and Tony Brock (drums) still have the chops, and both still look pretty cool --  Brits never age, right? -- and The Babys have welcomed new singer John Bisaha, a redhead just like John Waite, who is not an easy man to replace.

The Babys have legitimized their comeback with a new album called "I'll Have Some of That!" that includes a new Billboard hot sales hit called "I See You There."

Bisaha, who also plays bass, proved in fine vocal form. He hits all the notes, and though he does not sound exactly like Waite -- no one does -- Bisaha comes close, and what's definitely clear is the new singer is overflowing with natural talent.

Another guitarist named Joey Sykes is also on board, and two female backup singers plus side keyboard player Francesco Staglietti add autenticity.

The Babys opened with "Back on My Feet Again," and that gave the band momentum from the very beginning. Some of the other highlights were "Every Time I Think of You," "Postcard," "Love Don't Prove I'm Right" and "Wrong or Right."

The standing-room-only crowd was really into it. The Babys have a good chance to make an impact -- the group is playing in New York and Philadelphia in June -- so they're definitely a classic-rock band to keep on eye on.

Check 'em out on thebabysofficial.com

 
  
 
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Fri
20
Mar

VAN HALEN To Appear On "Ellen Show" April 2

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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VAN HALEN will promote their new live album release and most likely their upcoming US summer/fall tour on the April 2 edition of The Ellen Show. No, the date is not a typo...
 
 
"They are "what dreams are made of"... a legendary, "Unchained,” world renowned rock band that continues to tear up the stage four decades since their beginning. VAN HALEN is here! In a daytime exclusive, the California rockers will take over Ellen's stage to perform one of their favorite songs as they embark on their Greatest Hits Tour! They're some of the most talented, wildest and most exciting musicians of all time. Nearly all of Van Halen's albums have gone triple platinum, featuring iconic records like "You Really Got Me," "Runnin' with the Devil" and "Dancing in the Street." Ellen and her audience will be dancing through the aisles when Van Halen brings the heat to the room!"
 
Fri
20
Mar

"They didn't want to pay Night Ranger,' says JACK BLADES of KISS and Def Leppard Tour

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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NIGHT RANGER's Jack Blades joins Mitch in this episode of ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON to discuss the great new band REVOLUTION SAINTS which includes guitarist Doug Aldrich and JOURNEY's DEEN CASTRONOVO. Jack discusses how the band, the songwriting and album came together, the infamous 1995 Night Ranger album 'Feeding Off The Mojo', his friendship with Styx's guitarist Tommy Shaw, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades and explains why the 2014 Night Ranger summer tour with KISS and Def Leppard didn't happen explaining in part that, "They didn't want to pay Night Ranger".

Russ Dwarf of the Killer Dwarfs co-hosts. Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:  http:// www. heavymontreal.com

REVOLUTION SAINTS on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RevolutionSaints

Follow Jack Blades & Night Ranger on TWITTER: @JackBlades & @nightranger  and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nightranger

This episode's second interview is with Katrina (formerly of Katrina And The Waves). She discusses her current album BLISLAND, the 30th Anniversary of their smash hit Walkin' On Sunshine, her 2015 North America tour, Attic Records and much more.

NOTE: Attic Records was the early home for such artists as the Killer Dwarfs, Anvil, Lee Aaron, Goddo, Haywire, Triumph, Katrina And The Waves, George Thorogood, Razor, and Motorhead's The Watcher live album (Live At The Roundhouse 1978).

Follow Katrina on Twitter: @KatrinasWeb and online: http://www.katrinasweb.com

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One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch
And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Fri
20
Mar

NARNIA Back At Work On 7th Album

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Friday, March 20, 2015
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Swedish melodic metal band Narnia made a great impact when they headlined Elements Of Rock festival last weekend in Switzerland. Fans from Switzerland, USA, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Norway and even Swedish fans came to the festival to see a nearly 2 hour exploding show by Narnia.

CJ Grimmark - guitars (Rob Rock, Empire 21) Andreas Passmark - bass (Royal Hunt, Rob Rock) Andreas Johansson - drums (Rob Rock), Martin Härenstam - keys and the working hard frontman and vocalist Christian Liljegren (Audiovision, Golden Resurrection, Modest Attraction) proved that they are one of the finest melodic metal band these days and they how to rock the crowd. It was Narnia´s first big show in 7 years with Christian Liljegren fronting the band again

The band are currently working on their 7th studio album, but no deal is signed yet. Interested labels please contact info@narniatheband.com

Vocalist Christian Liljegren also held a workshop about his career in the hard and heavy scene for over 25 years and together with guitarist CJ Grimmark they did an acoustic session of Narnia songs from their biggest album Long Live The King.

The band has sold over 250000 albums worldwide.
Enjoy the Youtube video clip of Shelter Through The Pain.

http://youtu.be/qbtRalol-Yo

For more info about Narnia
www.facebook.com/narniatheband
www.narniatheband.com

 
 

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