Wed
03
Apr

ASIA Announce New 2019 Lineup & Tour With YES

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The new ASIA set to embark on 2019 “Royal Affair” Tour with Yes, John Lodge Band, and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.
 
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal joins line-up as new singer/ guitarist. Original guitarist and former member STEVE HOWE to make guest appearance each night.
 
The dragon has risen again.
 
Two years after the band’s critically acclaimed and successful US trek opening for Journey, an all-new ASIA line-up will return to concert stages across North America as special guests of the YES “ROYAL AFFAIR” tour. The influential British Rock band that rose to the top of the charts with its initial albums and a number of hits including “Only Time Will Tell,” “Heat Of The Moment,” “Don’t Cry,” and “Sole Survivor,” returns with a new line-up that includes founding members Carl Palmer on drums, Geoff Downes on keyboards and backing vocals, and current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood.
 
Joining the band for the first time is lead guitarist and vocalist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, an acclaimed solo artist and former member of Guns N Roses for eight years. Thal is also in the prog-rock band Sons Of Apollo.
The invitation to join the band came from both Palmer and Downes, after Geoff had worked with him in a project called The Platinum Rock All Stars. “Ron is a remarkably innovative guitarist,” says Downes, “with a multi-range lead vocal ability. I believe it will give our material a whole new dimension.”
 
Also appearing on the tour with YES and ASIA, will be Moody Blues member John Lodge and his band and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, with special guest vocalist, Arthur Brown. Founding member and original guitarist Steve Howe will join ASIA on stage each night on the Royal Affair tour to play on a few of the band’s biggest hits and honor the memory of his friend, John Wetton. It will mark the first time Howe has performed with the band since his departure in 2013. 
Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in April 1982, featuring Billboard top 10 classics amongst six radio hits. It became the best-selling album in the World in 1982. Featuring Geoff Downes on keyboards, Steve Howe on guitar, Carl Palmer on drums and John Wetton on lead vocal and bass, Asia was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s - Yes, ELP, King Crimson, UK and The Buggles.
 
Asia became one of the most played acts during the first year of MTV. Throughout most of '82, Asia ruled the radio airwaves and MTV, selling out every date on tour as the debut album crushed all the competition in record stores around the World. 
The original line-up of ASIA reformed in 2006. It was the first time the four original members had worked together in 23 years. After Howe’s departure, the band regrouped in 2013, with guitarist Sam Coulson and a new studio album, Gravitas, followed. Tragedy struck in January 2017, when John Wetton lost a valiant battle against cancer, just as the band was about to embark on a 43 date tour opening arena shows for JOURNEY. Despite this huge loss, the band recruited old friend bassist Billy Sherwood from YES and completed the tour, triumphantly. In 2018, Coulson left the line-up to concentrate on solo projects, with sincere gratitude from ASIA for his five years of contributions.
“"The original members of Asia were progressive musical heroes of mine,” says Ron Thal. “ It's a great honor to be asked to play with these legendary musicians with a legacy of great songs, and also contribute some of my own musical ideas. Very much looking forward to our time on the road together."
 
“There is a great energy when we step on stage,” says Geoff Downes. “We can feel it and I know the fans can feel it.” For ASIA's long-devoted fans, the band’s return to the concert stage cannot come soon enough.” And Downes confirms: “It is what John would have wanted”.
As Carl Palmer has said in the past: "Performing on stage is where this band truly comes into its element. Seeing the fans reacting to our music is what makes it all worthwhile. It is the fuel that drives this train we call ASIA."
 
ASIA on THE 2019 “ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR”
with Yes, The John Lodge Band, and
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy with Arthur Brown.
Wed. 6/12/19 Bethlehem PA - Bethlehem Event Center Event Center
Fri.6/14/19 Farmingville, NY Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater
Sat. 6/15/19 Atlantic City, NY -Mark Etess Arena at Hard Rock Casino
Sun.6/16/19 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Thu. 6/20/19 Westchester, NY - Westchester County Center
Fri. 6/21/19 Pittsburgh, PA- Stage AE
Sat.6/22/19 Baltimore, MD- MECU Pavilion
Mon.6/24/19 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Tue.6/25/19 Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheater
Thur. 6/27/19 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sat. 6/29/19 Gifford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Sun.6/30/19 E. Providence, RI - Bold Point Park 
Wed.7/3/19 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Fri. 7/5/19 Columbus OH- Express Live
Sat. 7/6/19 Aurora, IL - River Edge Park
Mon.7/8/19 Nashville, TN - Opry House
Wed.7/10/19 Cary NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Fri. 7/12/19 Clearwater, FL. - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sat. 7/13/19 Hollywood, Fl - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Thu.7/18/19 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Sat. 7/20/19 Irving, TX - Toyota Music Factory 
Sun.7/21/19 Rogers, AR - Wal-Mart Amphitheater
Wed.7/24/19 Phoenix AZ - Comerica Theatre
Fri. 7/26/19 Las Vegas, CA- Hard Rock Casino
Sat.7/27/19 Irvine, CA - Five Points Amphitheatre
Sun.7/28/19 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery 
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.yesworld.com/live
 
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!
 
To see the promotional film about the ROYAL AFFAIR TOUR please visit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkN5R1Gh7Po
 
For all things ASIA, please visit:www.originalasia.com
 
Tue
02
Apr

BRETT WALKER 'Last Parade – The Complete Unreleased Archives' (6CD Box Set + 50 Bonus Tracks)

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Friday, November 23, 2018
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OUT NOW. LIMITED STOCKS LEFT!
 
$99 (includes airmail shipping worldwide + 49 Digital Bonus Tracks) ‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide. 30 BOX SETS LEFT.
 
The set features 6 discs spanning Brett’s entire career. The audio has been meticulously remastered and perfected by JK Northrup, then further analysed and organised over several months by myself and has now been sequenced into what I consider six beautifully flowing albums. In total there is over 100 songs, with almost all of them previously unreleased.
 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
There is one additional option available now, due to the re-configuration of the project.
 
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INCLUDED AS PART OF THE $99 SET:
 
The 6 discs are split again into 2 volumes, each housing the 3CDs in a regular size jewelcase, with the usual full artwork packaging all MRR releases have.
 
These two volumes are then housed in a longbox slipcase, accompanied by an equal sized deluxe 24 page booklet featuring photos, credits and especially written liner notes from the people that knew Brett best and/or worked with him – his wife Sheron Hope Walker, Magnus Soderqvist, Derek Oliver, David Prater, Matt MacKelvie, Tommy “Mugs” Cain, Brian Brinkerhoff, Nick Gilder, Bryan Lynn Jones and of course, my own experiences working with Brett and some insight behind the construction of this project.
 
In addition to the physical product detailed about, the Box Set price includes exclusive access to an special weblink with 50 extensive bonus tracks.
 
VOLUME ONE - FOUNDATIONS
 
Disc One:
The Early Years – Solo Demos & 91-93 Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
Disc Two:
Person To Person & More – The Complete P2P Recordings
 
Disc Three:
Album Cuts – The Alt-Mixes & Alt Versions
 
VOLUME TWO – THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS
 
Disc Four:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part One The AOR Anthems
 
Disc Five:
The Unreleased AOR Vaults – Part Two More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
Disc Six:
Midwestern Moods - The Unreleased Midwestern Vaults
 
 
BRETT WALKER – “Last Parade” BOX SET TRACK LISTING
 
The Early Demos (Quality Varies Throughout)
 
01. Crossroads Motel (91-93 Demo)
02. Don’t Say Goodnight (Early Demo)
03. Better Than Goodbye (Early Demo)
04. Big Electric City (91-93 Demo)
05. Bad Time For Goodbye (Early Demo)
06. Hard To Find An Easy Way (91-93 Demo)
07. I’ll Be Seeing You Around (Early Demo)
08. Take Me Home (Early Demo)
09. No Sense In Falling (91-93 Demo)
10. More Than A Memory (91-93 Demo)
11. I’ll Never Be The Same (91-93 Demo)
12. One Foot In Heaven (Early Demo)
13. Never Gave Roses (Early Demo)
14. She Don’t Live Here Anymore (91-93 Demo)
15. Waiting For Love (Original Demo)
16. After The Tears Have Gone (Early Demo)
 
Album Cuts – The Alt Mixes/Alt Versions
 
01. Hard To Find An Easy Way (Early Solo Version)
02. It’s A Good Thing (Rock Mix)
03. Bad Time For Goodbye (Alt Mix)
04. American Dreamer (Rock Version)
05. Rain Dance (Rock Mix)
06. Everything I Want To Do (Piano Ballad Version)
07. Bring Back The Night (Alt Mix)
08. Long Way Down (Rock Mix)
09. Can’t Stay Too Long (Alt Mix)
10. Drown In Your Ocean (Edited Version)
11. Give A Little (Alt Mix)
12. Give Me Back Tomorrow (Solo Acoustic Version)
13. Rain Dance (Acoustic AOR Version)
14. Someday I’m Going To Be Famous (Original Demo)
15. Take Me Home (Raw Demo)
16. Better Than Goodbye (Rock Version)
17. Quicksand (Alt Mix)
 
Person To Person – The Complete Original Recordings
 
01. Undercover Lover (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
02. Never Be The Same (Brian Jones/Brett Walker Vocals)
03. Lecia
04. Careless Nights
05. Hard To Find An Easy Way
06. No Shortcut To Paradise
07. Far Cry From Love
08. Waiting For Love
09. I’ll Never Be The Same
10. No Sense In Falling (Extended)
11. One Night Away
12. No Fire Without You (Keyboard Mix)
13. Outta Site
14. Eye For Love
15. More Than A Memory
16. Undercover Lover (Live)
17. Waiting For Your Love (Live)
18. Burning In The 3rd Degree (Live)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 1 – The AOR Anthems
 
01. Still A Dream Away (Demo Version)
02. Branded
03. Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
04. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Brett Vocals; Guitar Mix)
05. After The Tears Have Gone
06. I’ll Be Seeing You Around
07. A Far Cry From Love (Faster Version)
08. Higher Ground
09. Who’s Gonna Be In Tears
10. So Close And Yet So Far Away
11. Heaven Stops The Rain
12. In This Crazy World
13. Still A World Away
14. One Foot In Heaven
15. On The Train Again
16. Countless
17. Last Parade
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 2 – More Anthems & Guest Spots
 
01. Always A Place
02. A Little Too Late
03. Fools Paradise
04. Heaven Only Knows
05. Wrong Side Of Love
06. Not About To Give In
07. All I Need Tonight (Guitar Mix)
08. Take Me To The River (Heavy Version)
09. No Reasons Of The Heart
10. Silver And Gold
11. Bring You To Life
12. Hard To Leave (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
13. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
14. She’s A Touch Like You (Carl Dixon Vocal)
15. A Taste Of Love (Demo; Carl Dixon Vocal)
16. More Than A Memory (Carl Dixon Vocal)
17. One Good Reason (Carl Dixon Vocal)
18. Don’t Turn Out The Lights (Michelle Rohl Vocal)
 
The Unreleased Archives – Vol. 3 – The Midwestern Moods
 
01. Steady Love On Shaky Ground
02. I Know You’re Still Around
03. The World
04. Hit The Dream
05. Believe Me
06. Never Too Late
07. Good Enough (from Rock For Japan Comp)
08. Hard To Break
09. Catchin’ On (from SJV Sessions)
10. Alright By Me (from SJV Sessions)
11. Rights To Yesterday (from SJV Sessions)
12. Living On The Moon
13. Wherever
14. Photographic Life
15. Shine
16. Stranger In Town
17. Feels Like Forever
 
50 DIGITAL BONUS TRACKS (All WAV Format):
 
Bonus 1 - A Little Bit Of This & A Lot Of That
A Far Cry From Love (Slower Vers)
All I Need (Less Guitar)
Alright By Me (Lower Guitar Solo)
BW Radio Plug
Didn't Mean To Say Goodbye (91-93 Demo)
Don't Mean Much
Drown In Your Ocean (Half Inst)
Give A Little Love (91-93 Demo)
I Could Be Wrong (Alt Version)
It's A Good Thing (First Mix)
Last Parade (Early Demo)
Lecia (Live Acoustic, Swedish TV4, 1994)
Living On The Moon (Remix)
More Than a Memory (Alt Mix Demo)
More Than A Memory (Demo, Carl Dixon Vocal)
No Reasons Of The Heart (Alt Mix)
No Sense In Falling (Outake)
One Good Reason (Lower Vocal)
Quicksand (Early Alt Mix)
Rain Dance (2nd Mix)
Rain Dance (Less Chorus Vox)
Rain In My Heart (Louder Backing Vox)
So Close So Far Away (Different Source)
Taste of Love (Carl Dixon Version)
Taste Of Love (Jimi Jamison Version)
 
Bonus Material 2 – Gone South: The Country Demos
Buy You A Cadillac
Don't Come Back Crying (Inst)
Don't Come Back Crying
Elvis (95)
Hollywood Rodeo
Less Of Me
My Old Friend Whiskey
Never Take My Rag Doll From Me
 
Bonus Material 3 - The Instrumentals
After The Tears (Inst)
Always A Place (Inst)
Bring You To Life (Inst)
Didn't Mean To Say Goodbye (Inst)
Don't Come Back Crying (Inst)
Everything I Want To Do (Ballad Version, Inst)
Fooled Again (Inst)
Hard Dark Music (Inst)
Hard To Find An Easy Way (Mixed For TV Inst)
Heaven Only Knows (Inst)
It Looks A Lot Like Rain (Inst)
It's A Good Thing (Inst)
Lecia (Mixed For TV Inst)
Solo Piano (Freeform 1)
Solo Piano (Freeform 2)
Stranger In Town (Inst)
Untitled (Mid Tempo Inst)
 
OUT NOW - 30 BOX SETS LEFT:
 
   
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
For those that aren't interested in the full box set with all the exclusive extras and bonus material, you can simply purchase either one of the 3-Disc sets as a stand alone product. These are packaged as regular shrinkwrapped jewelcases.
 
BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY - Volume 1 (Discs 1, 2, 3)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 
 
BRETT WALKER “LAST PARADE” CDs ONLY Volume 2 (Discs 4, 5, 6)($35 - includes airmail shipping)
 
 

 

 
BRETT WALKER “Last Parade” Ltd Ed Box Set is priced at $99 (includes shipping, airmail worldwide)
 
‘Last Parade’ is strictly limited to 500 units worldwide.
There is one additional option available now, due to the re-configuration of the project.
 
OUT NOW:
 
   
 

 

 
Mon
01
Apr

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single & Lyric Video ‘Chain Child’



Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song available on streaming services and digital service providers.



“The new single “Chain Child” is about futuristic cyber violence. It’s an old school style rocker with a modern touch. It’s our way to honor our heroes and the bands we grew up with, like SaxonDioJudas Priest etc. It’s quite possible it will be part of the new album we are working on as well.” says LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.



In late 2018 LION'S SHARE released a new five track EP, plus its complete catalog - remastered with new artwork on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISSMegadethKing DiamondHammerFall,Symphony XChimairaTherionYngwieMalmsteenCandlemass, etc.  Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch EnemyOpethSymphony XAmon Amarth) - Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (RoxetteEuropeGlenn Hughes etc).



LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says:  “We have 25 songs written for the next LION’S SHARE album and we’re halfway through the recordings - so we hope to have a new album out in 2020. We have also signed with a manager for the first time, and he’s currently looking into booking festivals and shows to promote it.”



Lyric video for “Chain Child” - https://youtu.be/FzAYAS2SJyU

Lyric video for “Another Desire” - https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18

Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” - https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI

Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” - https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM



Follow LION’S SHARE on:

http://www.lionsshare.org

https://lionsshare.bandcamp.com 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo

http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband

http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare

https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/
 
Mon
01
Apr

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - STEEL PANTHER & RON NEVISON

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On this episode of ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON new interviews with Steel Panther's Satchel and producer Ron Nevison. Alan Niven co-hosts.
 
In our first interview, Steel Panther's Satchel discusses the band's upcoming tour dates including HEAVY MONTREAL. He also discusses the band's signature guitar pedals, Lexxi Foxx and rehab, geeky keyboard players, would he rather work with Rob Halford, should bands use backing tracks, their upcoming new album, his desire to do a solo album, Steel Panther TV and more. Check the sneaky references!
 
In the show's second interview, we go through the history of rock with Ron Nevison and discuss his work with UFO, KISS, Ozzy, Heart and more. Also, we talk about his upcoming autobiography, his childhood, his career, Mike Clink, Michael Schenker, the importance of having 'outside ears', does a producer have to satisfy the band or the record company, saving Heart, KISS & Crazy Nights (approx. time 1h16 minutes), Bruce Kulick, Bad Company, Ozzy Osbourne and The Ultimate Sin, taking Ozzy to France, UFO's Obsession album, comps, has music become sanitized and more.
 

 

 
Fri
29
Mar

LOVE N REVENGE Sign To RFL Records

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The Hair Metal spark ignites as LOVE N’ REVENGE announce that they have inked a Worldwide deal with Pittsburgh based RFL Records. The Glam, Slam, Thank you Maam that the arena rockers deliver is set to launch a full throttle assault in 2019 with a Brand New Single firing off on April 19th. Founder, Damon Kelly (Rockarma), has delivered some of the finest songs available in the genre and is set to take it up another notch by teaming with RFL.
 
Damon adds: “We are absolutely ecstatic about teaming up with RFL Records and together pulling out every asset in our arsenals. The music world these days is so backwards to what it used to be and it's amazing to team up with a top shelf record label that is setting the standards of how it used to be... new wave old school right from worldwide distribution to loading up the tour bus and making sure we get to meet and connect with our fans around the globe on and off stage. Most of all it’s an amazing feeling to know that we are all a family and LNR / RFL will take this to the very top and beyond! Joining two unstoppable forces makes 2019 the official resurrection of pure guitar driven melodic arena rock. See ya on the road”
 
LOVE N' REVENGE has taken the industry by storm in 2017/18 hitting the biggest arenas and festivals around the world. They have shared the stage with the biggest legends such as Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Dee Snider, Autograph, Firehouse, Warrant, Dokken, Steel Panther and the list goes on. 

For fans and industry alike, Love N’ Revenge has proven themselves to be a staple, branding themselves as The Resurrection of Pure, Guitar Driven, Melodic, Arena Rock pushing everything they’ve got into every explosive live show, leaving the crowds shocked and mesmorized. With three albums under their belt and the highly anticipated new release slated for fall 2019, this promises to deliver melodic madness and bring the power back to Pure Arena Rock. 

The boys have only begun their assault on the world and have even been making the time to give back with the healing power of music at Children's Hospitals. Most recently with the Shriner's Hospital For Children in Tampa Bay, Florida. 

Love N’ Revenge is definitely here to stay. Their class, charm and professionalism on and off the stage, declared them, globally, as one of the hottest acts in 2019. The new, fresh face and sound of Melodic Hard Rock is on a mission to “Bring It” and the masses will soon hear the power of the generation wild.

Make no mistake, all eyes are on Love N’ Revenge in 2019 – Arena Rock Will Rise Again!

 
Love N’ Revenge Is:
Damon Kelly - Primary Songwriter, Guitars, Vocals
John Lisi - Primary Songwriter, Guitars
KC Chain - Lead Vocals
Tommy John Frustieri - Drums, Vocals
Raven Blakkwell - Bass, Vocals
Johny Shandruk - FOH Engineer
 
Music Video – “Breathe”
 
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