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21
Jun

MRF5 USB4 Video Preview; Preorder Now; Only 30 Left

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MRF5 is done and dusted, but once again I had the entire event filmed “official bootleg” style.
The footage is currently being put together and edited, as there are 4-6 camera angles to work out.
 
Select performances from the event will be available on MR-USB4, a strictly limited edition release of just 100 units.
 
Date of availability is still TBD, but will be this side of Christmas!
 
Here is the first video preview of some of the fully mixed/edited footage...
 

 
Below is the link to pre-order. Presales were offered to past participants and MRF VIPs, so there is less than half the allocation still left. It will sell out, just as the other USB drives have.
 
USB4 PRE-ORDER
LIMITED TO 100 UNITS ONLY
Custom Design / 64G / $100 / Delivery September (TBC)
 
 
 

 

Confirmed Artists (so far) for FULL SETS:

Acoustic Sets:
Jaded Past
The Radio Sun
Cassidy Paris
 
Friday:
Station (TBC)
Grand Design
Jaded Past
Warp Drive
Fierce Heart
 
Saturday:
Gary Moon & Friends
Adriangale
Dave Friday Band
SJ Sindicate
Madman’s Lullaby
Far Cry
 
Sunday:
Boulevard
Shotgun Symphony
The Radio Sun
Gary Brandon
Lynn Allen
 
PLUS some more to be finalized, hopefully a few tracks each from the headliners and there will be some stuff from MRFAU and MRF3 & 4 that wasn't on past USBs.
 
Limited to 100 units only - once it's gone, it's gone.
 
 
Thu
21
Jun

Bill Champlin Joseph Williams Peter Friestedt - "10 Miles" (Official Audio)

The First Single from the Upcoming CWF Album Feat: BILL CHAMPLIN - JOSEPH WILLIAMS - PETER FRIESTEDT
 
10 MILES (Music: Peter Friestedt Lyric: Randy Goodrum)
 
Bill Champlin Lead & BG Vocals
Joseph Williams Lead & BG Vocals
Peter Friestedt All Guitars
Sebastian Robertson Piano/Keybaords
Johan Granström Bass
Eirik Andre Rydningen Drums
 
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Thu
21
Jun

FOREIGNER Announce Full Reunion Show

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MICK JONES AND KELLY HANSEN ANNOUNCE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME FOREIGNER REUNION SHOW WITH ORIGINAL BAND AND CURRENT LINEUP AT
STURGIS BUFFALO CHIP ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
 
TICKETS TO FOREIGNER’S REUNION, “THE LARGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MOTORCYCLING,”®  AND CAMPING PASSES ARE AVAILABLE AT www.buffalochip.com
 
 
(July 20, 2018) - “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, recently kicked off their 29-city “Juke Box Heroes“ tour as they rock  across the US with one of the hottest Live Nation tours of the summer. Last night in Syracuse, New York, history was made after FOREIGNER  – Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – played the latest stop on their “Juke Box Heroes” tour.
 
Here, founding member Mick Jones and Kelly Hansen shared a historic announcement – FOREIGNER’s first-ever ticketed reunion concert featuring all original members will take place on August 4, 2018 at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. Here, Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and FOREIGNER to rock through some of the best-selling songs from the band’s 10 multi-platinum albums and 40 years of enduring top ten hits. While FOREIGNER’s original members have joined the band for surprise appearances in the past, never before have they announced a ticketed reunion where fans can join in for the ultimate soundtrack of summer. For tickets to FOREIGNER’s performance on Chip's Wolfman Jack Stage as part of the 9-day annual event known as "The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling,"® please visit www.buffalochip.com.
 
Says Mick Jones, “It’s been incredible to have Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick join us for some surprise appearances throughout the past few years. It always brings back special memories. But now, for the first time, we are letting our fans know we’ll be making history together at The Buffalo Chip on August 4th with a FOREIGNER reunion concert, and we hope they’ll come on down to Sturgis and join us!“
 
This announcement comes on the heels of the 40th Anniversary of FOREIGNER’s best-selling album, Double Vision, and the band is working on a very special release to celebrate the momentous occasion.  
 
FOREIGNER is also charting new territory on the album charts, as their latest album, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has topped the Billboard Classical Album Chart for multiple weeks, and continues to sell out tour dates across the world. This album has also inspired a new 60-minute concert special airing on PBS TV stations across the country in June and July; FOREIGNER LIVE AT THE SYMPHONY. Please check local PBS listings for air dates in your city.
 
To check out FOREIGNER joined by WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING for the 2018 “Juke Box Heroes Tour” in other cities this summer, please visit LiveNation.com
 
And... a new merch alert! Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop has partnered with Foreigner to launch a new line of band merchandise which will be sold at the group’s current US tour date. Additionally, The Thread Shop worked hand-in-hand with Foreigner to relaunch the band’s online store. This new line of merchandise will be available at Foreigner tour stops across the US, as well as online. From classic logo zip hoodies and Juke Box Hero iPhone cases to Head Games and Double Vision raglan t-shirts, Foreigner’s hits have been memorialized in this fresh new line of gear. Click https://store.foreigneronline.com/store/to purchase!
 

 

 
Wed
20
Jun

JIM SHEPARD Brings 'Jaded' To MelodicRock Records Aug 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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At the heart of the melodic rock scene is a large number of independent artists, who make music for the love of it, contributing some very fine music but not always getting the attention they deserve.
 
On August 10, MelodicRock Records will release two great new melodic rock albums from artists that have previously been self-released independents. These guys deserve your attention and I hope everyone will take the time to listen and perhaps pre-order either one, or both of these releases.
 
When pre-orders are launched next week, there will be a special discount deal for buying both.
 
Today it is the great pleasure of MRR to announce the first of these artists – songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JIM SHEPARD.
 
MRR will release JIM SHEPARD’s third solo album ‘Jaded’ on August 10. Utilising 3 vocalists to deliver Jim’s hard edged melodic rock songs gives the album plenty of variety, while remaining consistent throughout. The punchy songs range from hard rock to AOR and give fans something a little different to appreciate.
 
Today we are going to debut two tracks from the album – the lead track Save The World and Jim’s video for the song we Are Not Alone. Both tracks give a great indication of the album’s sound.
 
 
 
 
JIM SHEPARD – ‘Jaded’ (MRR, Out August 10)
 
01. Save The World 03:00
02. Destiny 03:57
03. My Heart is Mine 03:48
04. We Are Not Alone 03:58
05. What I See 05:36
06. Livin' For Me 03:22
07. I Will Find My Way 03:59
08. M.G.L.G.2. 03:34
09. Love is the Faith 03:24
10. I Still Think About You 03:45
11. Always For You 05:12
 
All songs written by Jim Shepard except Save The World: Shepard, Ammerman and Wright; Destiny: Shepard, Ammerman; We Are Not Alone: Shepard, Ammerman; What I See: Shepard, Ammerman.
 
Lineup:
Jim Shepard: All Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Live Drums and programming
Rusty Ammerman: Lead vocals on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Backing vocals on 2, 4, 5, 10
Mike Meadows: Lead vocals on 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; Backing vocals on 8
Ron Hanchar: Lead vocals on 11; Backing vocals on 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 Sax on 3
 
Additional musicians:
Chris Georgeff: Keyboards on 1
Rick Vallejo: Backing vocals on 7
 
Influenced by the rock and pop music of the 70's and 80's Jim played with a Country Rock band in the mid 80's. In the late 80's he toured with RCA recording artist Mel Hayes, playing for audiences around the country. In the 90's he formed Taxi which became one of Northwest Indiana and Chicago's most popular bands. Radio airplay for the Taxi single ‘I Won't Be Coming Home’ led to a short tour of the Southwest. Throughout the 90's Taxi opened for many national acts such as Enuff Z 'Nuff and Todd Rundgren. Taxi released two studio albums and one live (re-issues coming soon). Taxi still plays the occasional show.
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR (Showcase)

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Friday, June 22, 2018
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June 20
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MelodicRock Records delves back into the archives in June, delivering a blast from the past from respected vocalist JOE CERISANO and the compilation album Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor ‘Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America’, due out June 22. The 2CD Set is limited to 500 units only.
This two CD set will span his career from the early 80’s through the 2000’s and features an iconic live set from the one and only Silver Condor North American tour in 1981. This is a must have for any fan of Joe’s long and winding career.
 
"I’m really excited about my new double CD Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor being released on MelodicRock Records. This new CD captures and documents the truth that Silver Condor was for one brief moment one of the major powerhouse bands of the 80’s.  What might have been is alive and well here on this CD. Judge for yourself."
 

PRE-ORDER JOE CERISANO'S SILVER CONDOR - Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live Across America (2CD Set, Limited Edition: 500 Units) $17+5 worldwide shipping

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Track Listing:

CD 1
01. For The Sake of Survival (Demo)
02. It's Over (Demo)
03. Standing In The Rain (Demo)
04. Sayin' Goodbye (Demo)
05. I Wanna Thank You (Demo)
06. Goin' For Broke (Taken From ‘Silver Condor’)
07. Trouble At Home (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
08. Goin' Out On The Town (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
09. Holdin' On (Barely) (Taken From ‘Trouble At Home’)
10. Something to Believe In (Unreleased)
11. 500 Miles (Unreleased)
12. Healing Hand (Unreleased)
13. Your Turn To Cry (Unreleased)
14. That's What Writes The Book (Unreleased)
 
Joe Cerisano is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer who has the distinction of possessing one of the most familiar voices in America. With musical influences as diverse as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Sam and Dave, Joe developed a singing style that absorbed this wide variety of influences, mixing them with his native West Virginia dialect created a classic and original American singer's voice.
 
Traveling to the west coast in the early 80’s Joe formed the now legendary California rock band 'Silver Condor' with guitarist Earl Slick (i.e. David Bowie and John Lennon) on Columbia Records. In 1981, Silver Condor released their debut album and had the Top 40 hit "You Could Take My Heart Away." Silver Condor released their sophomore effort "Trouble at Home" in 1983. It boasted an all-star cast including Neal Schon (Journey, Santana), Clarence Clemmons (E Street Band), Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), Kenny Aaronson (Derringer, Billy Idol) and Steve Plunket (Autograph).
 
Joe has continued to be a prolific songwriter and is set to release Joe Cerisano’s Silver Condor - “Studio Cuts, Rarities and Live across America”.
 
 
Tue
19
Jun

FIREWORKS Issue 83 Out Now

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FIREWORKS #83 AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!  IN SHOPS THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 21
 
148 jam-packed pages PLUS free 169 PAGE pdf and 90 mp3 songs!!  That’s 317 pages for £5.99 !!
 
 
INTERVIEW WITH:  Doro, Black Stone Cherry, Foreigner, TNT, Sevendust, Dare, Gioeli/Castronovo, Five Finger Death Punch, American Tears, Godsmack, Gus G, Ryan Roxie, Spock’s Beard, Amorphis, Shinedown, Kobra And The Lotus, Night Flight Orchestra, Praying Mantis, Vega, Stormzone, Lords of Black, Robby Valentine and MANY MANY more!!
 
The Divine Decade is a 4 page look back to 1978, with stunning debuts from Van Halen, Whitesnake, Toto and Zon along with defining classic live albums from Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, BOC, Ted Nugent and Scorpions. Plus so much more!
 
Unsung Heroes take a look at the career of Myke Gray while The Enthusiasts Guide highlights Richard Marx.
 
Sisters In Rock this issue looks at some of the newer female vocalists making a noise in Rock circles.
 
PLUS OVER 50 PAGES OF DETAILS REVIEWS!!
 
Digital Download Copy available Tuesday 19th at: http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_digistore&controller=dig...
 
 

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