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EDEN'S CURSE Release Video For The Track Break The Silence

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Friday, July 11, 2014
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Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse release a promo video for the track Break The Silence from their latest release, on AFM Records, Symphony Of Sin.
 
Watch the video here : http://youtu.be/hZFFSoOW0aE
 
Filmed throughout the groups recent debut UK headline tour, this is the second promo video to be released from Symphony Of Sin, and the first to feature new Drummer John Clelland (Code Of Silence).
 
Eden's Curse have begun writing their fifth studio album, ear marked for a release in Autumn 2015 through AFM Records, and are already putting plans in place to return to the UK towards the end of the year, as well as additional selected European dates. 
 
Fri
11
Jul

CODE OF SILENCE CONFIRM SPLIT

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Statement from Code Of Silence:
It is with heavy heart that I announce that Code of Silence will split and there will be no follow up to our debut album Dark Skies Over Babylon.
 
There are a number of factors behind this decision, many of which are extremely private and will respectfully remain so, however all the reasons add up to a situation where it would not be possible to produce a high quality output as our debut and that isn't acceptable to any of us. Anything less is being disingenuous to the fans, to ourselves and to the name of Code of Silence.
 
Therefore, as a band, we have chosen to depart gracefully, with our heads held high and leave behind a simply stunning legacy in our first, and last piece of work, Dark Skies Over Babylon.
 
We thank all those that supported us and we trust you will understand that this decision was not taken lightly. Protect and Serve!
 
~ James Murray, 10th July 2014.
 
Fri
11
Jul

WORK OF ART Third Album Framework to be Released in September on Frontiers

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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WORK OF ART’s third album is finally ready!
« Framework » to be released in September on Frontiers
 
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the long awaited third album from Swedish melodic rockers WORK OF ART entitled “Framework” on September 19th in Europe and September 22nd in North America.
 
“Framework” comes 3 years after the release of “In Progress”, an album that solidified WORK OF ART’s reputation as one of the most talented newcomers in the Melodic Rock genre. Drawing comparisons from such bands as Toto, Giant and Journey, WORK OF ART literally came from nowhere when in 2008 their debut album “Artwork” hit the streets and catapulted them into the stardom of the genre!
 
“After our last record was released, we started to play live for the first time” says main composer and guitar player Robert Säll. ”It really brought us together in a whole new way and kind of revitalized the band. From there, the decision to make a new album was more or less a no brainer. So really, the inspiration for this new album came from playing live and from meeting all the wonderful fans!”
 
The new album was written and recorded in a time frame of about one year and a half and is the logical next step after “In Progress”. “Framework” musically encompasses all that WORK OF ART managed to create until now, offering another bunch of unforgettable songs with soaring melodies (courtesy of the golden throat of singer Lars Säfsund) and amazing instrumental prowess (offered by Robert Säll and drummer Herman Furin). Overall this is certainly WORK OF ART’s most up-tempo and straight ahead album so far, but – as it should be – some unbelievable softer moments are there as well!
 
“I think it safe to say that, style wise, this album continues in the footsteps of our previous two albums. We tried to stretch our sound a little though, some heavier songs and some softer songs” continues Robert.
 
By popular demand WORK OF ART debuted live in Madrid, Spain in January 2012. When asked if WORK OF ART will be following up the new release with a proper tour, Robert Säll answers: “We will certainly try to gig as much as possible. We're already in discussion with several different promoters and then of course, we'll be playing at Melodicrock Fest in Chicago in October!”
 
A trailer of the album can be enjoyed via this link: http://youtu.be/uN0z6XuLGNA
 
Framework” includes the following tracks: Time To Let Go ; How Will I Know?; Can’t Let Go ; How Do You Sleep At Night?; Over The Line ; The Machine ; Hold On To Love ; Natalie;  The Turning Point ; My Waking Dream.
 
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WORK OF ART :
Lars Säfsund – vocals
Robert Säll – guitars, keyboards
Herman Furin – drums
 
 
Fri
11
Jul

ROCK LEGEND RANDY BACHMAN LOOKS BACK ON ICONIC CAREER WITH "EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY" LIVE CD/DVD SET

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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ROCK LEGEND RANDY BACHMAN LOOKS BACK ON ICONIC CAREER WITH "EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY" LIVE CD/DVD SET

There are few musicians who have penned as many anthemic rock tunes as Randy Bachman. Often referred to as the “architect of Canadian rock n’ roll, Bachman’s catalogue of hits include "American Woman," "These Eyes," "No Time," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Takin' Care of Business," and "Roll On Down the Highway." And now, Bachman himself offers thrilling in-concert renditions and earnest tales behind the creation of all of these classics (and many more), on 'Every Song Tells A Story,' a fourteen-track CD/DVD set that will be released on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 via the Independent Label Services Group (ILS).

A video teaser of the DVD can be viewed via this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rqJ8pG0Ir0&feature=youtu.be

A pre-order option is available via Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00IDDHUZ4

Recorded in April 2013, at Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, 'Every Song Tells A Story' features Bachman in a rare and intimate setting, weaving together the transcendent and iconic hits of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive with the often-humorous stories that originally brought the songs to life.  Inspired by his award-winning radio program 'Vinyl Tap,' Bachman takes his master storytelling and voluminous musical knowledge on the road and leads fans on a guided journey that encapsulates the last 30 years of popular music presented by one of the greatest rock legends of our time.

A legendary figure in the rock and roll world through his talents as a guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, Bachman has earned over 120 Platinum and Gold album and single awards, garnered the No. 1 spot at the top of radio play lists in over 20 countries and has amassed over 40 million records sold. Earlier this year, Bachman was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, as well, he received his second inauguration into the Canadian Musician’s Hall of Fame when Bachman-Turner Overdrive are honoured at the 2014 JUNO Awards; The Guess Who were previously inducted in 2001.

 
'EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY' Track Listing:
1. Prairie Town
2. Shakin’ All Over
3. These Eyes
4. Laughing
5. No Sugar Tonight
6. No Time
7. American Woman
8. Roll On Down The Highway
9. Let It Ride
10. You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
11. Takin’ Care Of Business
12. Hey You
13. Undun
14. Lookin’ Out For 1

Bachman & Turner Tour Dates:
7/26 - Ohio Expo Center & State Fair - Columbus, OH
8/23 - Oregon Amphitheater - Albany, OR
8/24 - Alaska State Fair - Palmer, AK
8/30 - Cannery Casino & Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
11/1 - England Brothers Park (Born to Ride Jam 2) - Pinellas Park, FL

Randy Bachman Tour Dates w/ Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy plus special guests:
8/26 - The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, CA
8/27 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA
8/29 - Oval Park - Visalia, CA
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.randybachman.com

 
Fri
11
Jul

PAUL DI'ANNO LIVE DVD/CD/LP DUE OCTOBER 6

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Monday, October 6, 2014
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Paul Di'Anno, a legendary vocalist, returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows - at Lizard Club in Krak'w on April, 9th - was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release and today we reveal its title and release date. 'The Beast Arises' DVD has been set for release on October, 6th in Europe and October, 7th in North America (via MVD). Other formats available: CD DG and 2LP.
 
The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di'Anno leave the stage for a long time. The setlist included the best Iron Maiden's tracks (from the period when Di'Anno was the band's lead singer), as well as Killers' and Paul Di'Anno's solo tracks. The DVD also includes bonus features such as an interview with the Artist, a photo gallery and more! Full details to be revealed soon!
 
You can now see a short preview of the DVD on Metal Mind Productions' YouTube channel at THIS location.

This English singer is best known as the first vocalist to record with the iconic band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981. Despite world-wide success lurking just around the corner, Di'Anno departed from the band by the fall of 1981 (he's since admitted that he was partying a bit too hard around the time of his departure from Maiden). However, Di'Anno's unique and extremely powerful voice had made a huge impression on rock music fans the world over, and also gained him an army of fans due to the sales of more than 20 million copies of the first two Iron Maiden albums ('Iron Maiden' & 'Killers') featuring Paul's unique vocal talent.
In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Battlezone and Killers, and he has been featured (either as the artist or as a guest) on more than 60 albums released world-wide.
As a confirmed icon of the metal genre Di'Anno is constantly gigging (with his various bands) throughout all of Europe, USA, Canada, Central & South America, Australia, Asia etc.
Di'Anno has even had time to have his first full sized and highly acclaimed Book/Autobiography released entitled 'The Beast', which is a no holds barred journey through his turbulent and often disturbing car crash lifestyle, throughout the last two decades.
Although he only appeared on the first two Maiden albums, Maiden's work with Paul Di'Anno remains among metal's all-time finest, and to this day those two albums are idolized and thought of as 'The All Time Classics' by most Metal fans and musicians alike throughout the World.

 
Full details of the forthcoming Paul Di'Anno DVD release to be revealed soon.

www.metalmind.com.pl
www.facebook.com/metalmindproductions

 
Thu
10
Jul

METAL DOWN UNDER - A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN HEAVY METAL ON DVD

Friday, August 22, 2014
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“Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore” Brian Giffin – Loud Online
 
Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. From grind-core, thrash, death metal, black metal, hardcore, doom, melodic metal, sludge, power metal and the many more sub genre’s that exist, Metal Down Under
traverses the full spectrum and takes a look at the bands, people and events that shaped this unique slice of Australian history.
 
More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed or have been a part of all your life.
 
Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal For The Brain, Metal For Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more! Check the full cast listing of Metal Down Under: http://www.metaldownunder.com/about/cast/
 
The brainchild of lifelong metal fan and film maker Nick Calpakdjian. Nick spent two long years traveling the country interviewing the who’s who of the Australian scene. With massive support, some crowd funding and donations, the mammoth project has finally been completed and is ready to share with Australian metal fans and people everywhere!
 
Written and Directed by Nick Calpakdjian, Produced by Animus Industries and with Cinematography by Adrian Price, Metal Down Under is presented as three 55 minute episodes and comes with a bunch of extras. Available on DVD and as a stream on iTunes.
 
To compliment the release, there will be one extended interview made available each week on the MDU website and Facebook page.
 
Metal Down Under will be released on August 22 via MGM
Pre orders are now available. DVD = $30 or DVD/T-shirt Bundle = $50
 
 
METAL DOWN UNDER
A History of Australian Heavy Metal
 
Epic in its undertaking, Metal Down Under captures the past, present and future of the Australian metal scene and condenses it into three hours of riveting, essential viewing.
 
Thu
10
Jul

REBELLIOUS SPIRIT - NEW ALBUM "OBSESSION" IS COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Friday, September 19, 2014
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For Hardrock newcomers Rebellious Spirit from Southern Germany, this year will be as hot as (hopefully) the summer. The four musicians have ensconced themselves in the Cubeaudio studios in Gottingen, where they are busy working on their second album Obsession, scheduled for release on 19 September 2014 in Germany, 22 September 2014 in Europe and 30 September in the USA, under the direction of producer Markus Gumball.

First impressions confirm that the young band has definitely evolved, sounding more mature and experienced on Obsession. 'The events of recent years, the production of our debut album Gamble Shot, the shows, the first tour with Axel Rudi Pell, all those things have helped us a great deal,' explains guitar player and vocalist Jannik Fischer, who founded the group together with his brother Jens (bass), who is three years his senior. The original line-up remains unchanged and continues to include Silvio Bizer (drums) and Corvin Domhardt (guitars).

Obsession will see Rebellious Spirit take the logical second step, going even further in terms of toughness and dynamism. 'You've got to bear in mind that Jannik was just 15 and I was 18 when we recorded the first demos for Gamble Shot,' Jens Fischer recalls. 'Now, three years later, we're all even better and more accomplished on our instruments, and Jannik's voice in particular has audibly matured, which of course benefits the new material enormously.'

Rebellious Spirit will also benefit from the confirmation of their support slot for the upcoming Axel Rudi Pell tour (marked in red), scheduled to start on 19 September 2014, the german release date of Obsession. Jannik Fischer: 'For us it was a dream come true to be booked for the first part of the Pell tour. That we will get this opportunity again is a real gift. We look forward to the concerts and to seeing our fans again.'

REBELLIOUS SPIRIT live 2014/2015

06.09. D-Gruol - Motorradtreffen
19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7 (with Axel Rudi Pell)
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij (with Axel Rudi Pell)
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik (with Axel Rudi Pell)
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (with Axel Rudi Pell)
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage (with Axel Rudi Pell)
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene (with Axel Rudi Pell)
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe (with Axel Rudi Pell)
28.09. CZ-Prague - Matrix Music Club (with Axel Rudi Pell)
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys (with Axel Rudi Pell)
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin (with Axel Rudi Pell)
02.01. D-Metzingen - Stadthalle (with The Sweet)
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage (with Axel Rudi Pell)
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob (with Axel Rudi Pell)
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (with Axel Rudi Pell)
15.11. D-Bexback - Rock am Bunker (with Axxis and Freedom Call)
22.11. D-Balingen - Loft
20.12. D-Andernach - JUZ (with Freedom Call)
12.03. D-Frankfurt - Nachtleben (with Freedom Call)
13.03. D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk (with Freedom Call)
14.03. D-Siegburg - Kubana (with Freedom Call)


 
 
 
Photo from left to right: Corvin Domhardt (guitars), Jannik Fischer (guitars/vocals), Jens Fischer (bass), Silvio Bizer (drums)

www.rebelliousspirit.de
www.spv.de


 
 
Thu
10
Jul

JK NORTHRUP RELEASES NEW BALLAD "THE MOMENT"

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The great JK Northrup has just released a new ballad on iTunes called "The Moment".  It's also available on Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play and a few other pay download sites. 
JK wote, recorded and performed the track and David Cagle sang it: itunes.apple.com/us/album/moment-feat.-david-cagle-single/id897304369.
 
There is also a new fun "jamming in the studio" video that Jeff uploaded to YouTube.  Just Jeff doing 3 ad-lib takes on guitar: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfJxHhfqkTs.
 
Thu
10
Jul

GUARDIAN TO RELEASE "ALMOST HOME" ALBUM VIA ITUNES SPECIAL RELEASE ON JULY 15

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Guardian to release "Almost Home"  album via iTunes Special Release on July 15.
(Special $4.99 price for 10-day pre-release period)

Veteran Christian Rock band Guardian will release their long-awaited album, "Almost Home" via iTunes and other digital outlets on July 15th.

The band was chosen to be a part of new special pre-release program on iTunes where fans can pre-purchase the album 10 days prior to release at a discounted price. The album was available for pre-purchase on July 5th at a specially discounted price of $4.99, leading up to the albums official street date of July 15, where it then be available for $9.99.

Two years in the making, "Almost Home" is Guardian's first full-length release in over 10 years. Funded by Kickstarter crowd-sourcing, the band completed the album in Jan. 2014 and are finally releasing it to the public.

"We are grateful to our Kickstarter backers", says bassist and founding member, David Bach. "We wanted to wait a few months to be sure we got all of our backers their copy of the album, and we're now thrilled to finally be able to release the album to the rest of the world." Vocalist Jamie Rowe says: "We were excited to see the album hit the iTunes rock charts on the day the pre-release began. To crack the top 100 at #98 with no label support or marketing push was humbling and exciting! The fans made it happen!"

A limited quantity of physical CD's will also be available on July 15th through the bands website: Houseofguardian.com

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/almost-home/id894742763

 
Thu
10
Jul

LOVERBOY TAKING CARE OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS WITH FREE AMAZON PRE-STREAM OF NEW ALBUM

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Loverboy Taking Care of 
Unfinished Business with 
Free Amazon Pre-Stream of
New Album 

Los Angeles, July 8, 2014-- Loverboy's Unfinished Business, the multi-platinum Canadian rockers' first new album of all-original studio recordings in seven years will be available as a pre-release stream on Amazon, July 8-14 at

http://www.amazon.com/Loverboy/e/B000AQ15IA/digital/ref=ntt_mp3_rdr?_encoding=UTF8&sn=d

 

The album, whose title was selected via a Facebook fan vote, comes out in physical and digital form through Redeye Distribution July 15.

 

Pop Culture Beast says of Unfinished Business: "The majority of the songs on this album are filled with big hooks and catchy choruses [which] succeed in doing exactly what it was meant to do... It gives the hardcore Loverboy fans some songs they have always wanted to hear while reminding everyone else why we loved these leather-clad MTV darlings in the first place."

 

The band recently appeared as surprise guests at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show over the July 4th holiday, wowing fans by showing up in a tour bus that opened up to reveal a full stage set-up, performing "Turn Me Loose" and "Working for the Weekend" for a delighted crowd.

 

"The super-fans up front sang our throats raw and lost our minds when they came out," tweeted Sally Mansour about the unexpected showing.

 

"They were all unfinished demos we'd recorded over the years, and we just decided to complete the songs and release the album to show our appreciation to the fans for their support," says Dean about Unfinished Business, with the free Amazon stream the band's gift to Loverboy followers, who took their own interactive role in naming the album.

 

For more information on Loverboy, please visit www.loverboyband.com  

 

 
Photo Credit: Doug Johnson
For more great photos of Loverboy's surprise encore performance at the Calgary Stampede July 3-5, 2014, visit Loverboy's Facebook page here.
 

 

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Thu
10
Jul

JIMMY BARNES CELEBRATES 30 YEARS AS A SOLO ARTIST WITH 30/30 ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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It’s the album of his career – literally.
 
To celebrate 30 years as a solo artist, Jimmy Barnes is revisiting some of his biggest hits, collaborating with some of his favourite artists; Keith Urban, The Living End, John Farnham, Bernard Fanning, Shihad, Tina Arena, Baby Animals and Jon Stevens plus more.
“I wanted to do something special for the 30th anniversary,” Jimmy explains. “There was talk of a tribute album, but that idea would have taken me out of the picture. So then I thought of a better idea – I’ll get all my favourite acts and sing with them!”
Jimmy re-visits ‘Good Times’ with Keith Urban, ‘I’d Die To Be With You Tonight’ with Diesel, and ‘Stand Up’ with his daughter Mahalia.
 
The album also includes brand new recordings of ‘Working Class Man’, which sees Jimmy reunited with the song’s writer, Journey’s Jonathan Cain, as well as ‘Ride The Night Away’, featuring the song’s co-writer Little Steven Van Zandt from the E Street Band.
“We’ve actually kicked some new life into the songs,” Jimmy says. “I think when people hear the record, they will get the sense that these are very modern takes on these songs. They sound fresh and they sound new and they sound alive.”
The first single is a blistering version of ‘Lay Down Your Guns’, featuring The Living End. “We got into the studio and within four bars of playing the song I knew it was the right marriage of song and artist,” Jimmy says. “It was a rollercoaster from there – I just got on and enjoyed the ride. It was fantastic.”
 
Chris Cheney from The Living End recalls “We’ve recorded with Jimmy twice now and he’s really great to work with. No messing around, just get in and get it done! ‘Lay Down Your Guns’ was the first song I thought of when Jimmy asked up to be part of this project. I can remember going to see him at Rod Laver Arena in 1990 and this song kicked ass.  It’s way above my range as a singer but he still sings it in the original key. He just gets in there and nails it!”
The new recordings are brilliantly complemented by original versions selected from across 30 years of Jimmy Barnes hits.    Appropriately the 30/30 album will be available almost 30 years to the day from the release of Jimmy’s chart-topping debut solo album Bodyswerve in September 1984.

“Thirty years ago, I’d just left Cold Chisel,” Jimmy recalls. “It was a frightening prospect going out on my own. Luckily for me, I had a great ally, partner and sounding board in Michael Gudinski.”
Fast-forward 30 years and Jimmy is still recording for Liberation, part of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group.

Jimmy Barnes has released 14 studio albums in the past 30 years.  Nine of those albums have reached number one – more than any other Australian artist.
Produced by Kevin Shirley (Cold Chisel, Silverchair, Aerosmith), the 30/30 album not only celebrates the phenomenal career to date of one of Australia’s foremost musicians but also illustrates Jimmy’s continuing relevance within the contemporary Australian music scene, both as a recording and a touring artist.

In celebration of his 30th Anniversary Jimmy Barnes will be embarking on a tour later this year, playing a select number of A Day On The Green wineries nationally, with full details to be announced soon.
 
The tracklisting includes:
 
1. Going Down Alone, Journey
2. Good Times, Keith Urban
3. I’d Die To Be With You Tonight, Diesel
4. Lay Down Your Guns, The Living End
5. Ride The Night Away, Little Steven (Van Zandt)
6. Stand Up, Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates
7. Time Will Tell, Baby Animals
8. Working Class Man, Jonathan Cain (Journey)
9. Still On Your Side, Bernard Fanning
10. I’d Rather Be Blind, Jon Stevens
11. When Your Love Is Gone, John Farnham
12. Love & Hate, Shihad
13. The Other Kind, Trot Cassar-Daley
14. Walk On, David Campbell
15. Stone Cold, Tina Arena
 
 
From jimmybarnes.com:
 
Hi all,

To celebrate 30 years as a solo artist, I’m releasing an album revisiting some of my biggest hits and collaborating with a whole swag of my favourite artists. I wanted to do something special for the 30th Anniversary and there was talk of a tribute album, but that would have taken me out of the picture. So I’ve thought of a better idea - I’ll get all my favourite acts and sing with them.
After 30 years and 14 studio albums I wanted to do something special while reflecting on the moments, songs and other artists who have shared the journey.
This album will see the likes of Keith Urban, The Living End, John Farnham, Bernard Fanning, Shihad, Tina Arena, Baby Animals, Jon Stevens, David Campbell, Mahalia Barnes sharing the mic with me and more to be announced in time.
You might have noticed some pictures of the studio sessions on my Facebook and Twitter page over the past six months. It’s been tough trying to keep the project a secret during this time, so it’s wonderful to be able to announce it this morning.
The album will be on shelves August 29 through Liberation, appropriately almost 30 years to the day from the release of my debut solo album Bodyswerve in September 1984.

In celebration of my 30th Anniversary I’ll be embarking on a tour later this year, playing a select number of A Day On The Green wineries nationally, with full details to be announced soon. 
I’ve got a few more exciting things up my sleeve for you all to be announced in due course, so stay tuned.
You can read all about the release in Kathy McCabe’s feature online here:
See it now!

 
Thu
10
Jul

STYX & FOREIGNER DONATE $10k TO PHILLY FIRE DEPT AFTER BUS FIRE

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Two classic rock bands gave a big thank you to the Philadelphia Fire Department for coming to their aid last week.
 
 
The tour buses for Styx and Foreigner caught fire on July 2 in Northern Liberties. The buses were used for crews supporting the bands, in town to play at WMGK's Let Freedom Rock Fest.
Foreigner let fans know everyone was fine.
 
The fire started on the Styx bus and spread to the Foreigner bus, WMGK’s promotion director Dan Fein said.
 
Both buses were empty at the time, and people had already removed most of their belongings from them. No gear was damaged, Fein said.
 
To thank the Philadelphia Fire Department for their efforts, the bands gave $10,000 to the Philadelphia Fire Department Local #22 Widows Fund. During their show at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden last Thursday, the bands donated proceeds from the sale of their joint compilation album "The Soundtrack of Summer" to the local fireman's charity.
 
The groups were two of the hottest bands back in the '70s and '80s, Styx on the strength of hits like “Show Me the Way” and “Rockin’ the Paradise” and Foreigner with hits “Cold as Ice” and “Hot Blooded."
 
Thu
10
Jul

AC/DC'S MALCOLM YOUNG IN HOSPITAL: JOHNSON; NEW ALBUM DONE

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Johnson spoke of Young's health battles, reported earlier this year, during a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine to talk about the Australian rock band's 15th album.
The frontman said the album was now complete and said Young's absence from the recording studio had been missed, revealing his friend was in hospital.
"We miss Malcolm obviously. He's a fighter. He's in hospital but he's a fighter. We've got our fingers crossed that he'll get strong again," Johnson told Classic Rock.
AC/DC regrouped in Canada in May this year to record their next record, with Stevie Young filling in for his ill uncle.
"Stevie, Malcolm's nephew, was magnificent. But when you're recording (a new album) with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn't well, it's difficult," Johnson said on Wednesday.
"But I'm sure he was rooting for us. He's such a strong man. He's a small guy but he's very strong. He's proud and he's very private, so we can't say too much. But fingers crossed he'll be back," he added.
No further details about Young's health battle have been given.

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The band was rumoured to be on the verge of a split earlier this year due to Young's health troubles but they vowed to press on after the musician decided to step down for a hiatus.
"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health," the band said in a statement in April.
"Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," the statement read.
"In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music."
Johnson also said in the interview that work on the band's new album has been completed after a number of studio sessions in Canada.
"We're done. I'm very excited and we've got some great songs. I wanted to call the album Man Down. But it's a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that," Johnson said.
 
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09
Jul

CHICAGO MARK RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM “NOW” WITH EXCLUSIVE OF VIDEO FOR “MORE WILL BE REVEALED”

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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CHICAGO MARK U.S. RELEASE OF
NEW ALBUM “NOW” (CHICAGO XXXVI) OUT TODAY
WITH USATODAY.COM EXCLUSIVE OF VIDEO FOR “MORE WILL BE REVEALED”
 
 
As their new album NOW: CHICAGO XXXVI hits U.S. stores today (July 8th), CHICAGO are excited to see the new video for the song “More Will Be Revealed” posted exclusively on USAToday.com.  Check out the video here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/07/08/video-premiere-chicago-more-will-be-revealed/12308445/  The new album was released today in the U.S. via Frontiers Records and captures the band—adored by generations of fans since they formed in 1967—at their “rock with horns” best.
 
Currently on tour in Europe, the band return to American shores for a tour with REO Speedwagon July 31 through September 9, to be followed by more headlining dates on their own.
 
The band--founding members ROBERT LAMM (keyboard, guitars, vocals), LEE LOUGHNANE (trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals), JAMES PANKOW (trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals), WALTER PARAZAIDER (woodwinds, backing vocals) along with JASON SCHEFF (bass, vocals), TRIS IMBODEN (drums, percussion), KEITH HOWLAND (guitars, vocals), LOU PARDINI (keyboards, vocals) and WALFREDO REYES, Jr., (percussion)—recorded the album on “The Rig,” their custom-made state-of-the-art mobile studio.  Penned by Robert Lamm, “More Will Be Revealed” is an uptempo signature CHICAGO song, replete with powerful horns and an immediately catchy funk groove.
 
Featuring 11 brand-new, original songs from the group known for their groundbreaking rock-with-horns sound, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI was written and recorded on the road during the band’s rigorous, never-ending tour schedule, playing for fans who have supported them since they formed in 1967.
 
After Europe, they return to the U.S for a tour with R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON including an August 1 date at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, an August 9 show in Chicago as well as New York-area shows August 16 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and August 17 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY.  Tour dates can be found here: http://www.chicagotheband.com/tour.html
 
“NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI is available via Amazon here http://smarturl.it/CGO_Amz_Preorder, iTunes: http://georiot.co/chicagonow and on the band's website here: http://chicago-now.com/
 
 
Check out the album’s EPK here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOH5g4s_V7k
 
Originally formed as the CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY in 1967, the band found almost immediate success and have become a bona fide institution of American music.  Their signature sound of solid rock songs augmented by the best horns in the business has endeared them to several generations of music fans.  Hit singles include “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “I’m A Man,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “(I’ve Been) Searching So Long,” “Look Away,” “Just You And Me” and “Old Days,” among others.  The band has accumulated a total of 47 gold and platinum records awards and their Chicago Transit Authority album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.  Chicago, the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades, came in at #13 in Billboard magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time, the highest-charting American band. 
 
 
Here’s the “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI track listing:
 
--Now
--More Will Be Revealed
--America
--Crazy Happy
--Free At Last
--Love Lives On
--Something’s Coming, I Know
--Watching All The Colors
--Nice Girl
--Naked In The Garden of Allah
--Another Trippy Day
 
 
 
 
Date:                   City:                                                                  Venue:
Mon 7/7
Frankfurt, Germany
Jahrjunderthalle
Thu 7/10
Berlin, Germany
Admiralspalast
Fri 7/11
Leipzig, Germany
Parbuhne
Sat 7/12
Wisen, Austria
Lovely Days Festival
Mon 7/14
Munich, Germany
Tollwood
Tue 7/15
Stuttgart, Germany
Beethovensaal
Fri 7/18
Langesund, Norway
Wrightegarden
 
 
 
With REO SPEEDWAGON:
Thur 7/31
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Fri 8/1
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Sat 8/2
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theater
Mon 8/4
Denver, CO
Red Rock Amphitheatre
Thur 8/7
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/8
St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amph.
Sat 8/9
Chicago, IL
First Merit Bank Pavilion
Sun 8/10
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Tue 8/12
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Th.
Wed 8/13
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Fri 8/15
Hartford, CT
XFINITY Theatre
Sat 8/16
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 8/17
Wantagh, NJ
Nikon @ Jones Beach
Tue 8/19
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga PAC
Wed 8/20
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri 8/22
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Events Center
Sat 8/23
Raleigh, NC
Walnut Creek Amp.
Sun 8/24
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amp.
Tue 8/26
Durant, OK
Choctaw Events Center
Wed 8/27
Cedar Park, TX
Cedar Park Center
Fri 8/29
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 8/30
Oklahoma City, OK
Downtown Airpark
Sun 8/31
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tue 9/9
Puyallup, WA
Washington State Fair
 
Headlining dates:
 
Thur 9/11
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
Fri 9/12
San Diego, CA
Humphrey’s
Sat 9/13
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center For The Arts
Sun 9/14
Paso Robles, CA
Villa Robles Amphitheatre
 
 

 

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Wed
09
Jul

NEW SINGLES FOR TOM COCHRANE AND STEVE AUGERI

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Two melodic rock favourites have brand new singles out today.

Canadian rock legend Tom Cochrane has completed work on his first new studio album since 2006's "No Stranger". There is no release date set for the album, but the new single is out today. "Sunday Afternoon Hang" can be purchased at various digital outlets now, although limited to Canadian residents on most outlets.

I was able to grab the song using Paypal via the digital store at HMV.ca: www.hmvdigital.ca

Keep up to date at: https://www.facebook.com/TomCochraneMusic

 

And former Journey vocalist Steve Augeri has rolled out yet another solo tune via iTunes. "Faces" can be purchased at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/faces-single/id897122816

 
Wed
09
Jul

ALICE COOPER INDUCTED INTO WHITE CASTLE HALL OF FAME

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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ALICE COOPER INDUCTED INTO WHITE CASTLE HALL OF FAME
 

Photo ID left to right: VP Jamie Richardson, CEO Bill Ingram, Marci Ingram, Sheryl Cooper, Alice Cooper, White Castle President Lisa Ingram, Corporate Relations Manager Erin Shannon


 
New York, NY (July 8, 2014)- Dreams can come true, as rock icon Alice Cooper can attest, following his induction into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame at White Castle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio on July 7th, 2014. As a child of Detroit, Alice learned to love White Castle's iconic sliders at an early age, and has never lost his taste for them over the years.   He also learned to love rock and roll, and pursue his career in a band, and achieved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Little did he know that another Hall of Fame, also in Ohio, was in his destiny.

Following a tour of White Castle headquarters led by Bill, Marci and Lisa Ingram (the company is a fourth-generation family-owned business), company VP Jamie Richardson conducted a brief  chat with Alice in a room full of White Castle employees, including a band that performed some of Alice's songs (he actually JOINED them for "No More Mr Nice Guy," much to their surprise), and then Alice was presented with a plaque commemorating his induction into their White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame.

Said Alice, "a lot of my fellow rockers are going to be envious of this honor."  Asked how it compared to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alice responded "there's no comparison," carefully ducking the question.

The stop at White Castle headquarters took place on a day off during Alice's summer tour as Very Special Guests to Motley Crue on their "All Bad Things Must Come to An End" tour, which plays the Schottenstein Center in Columbus tonight as part of the 72 show run.  The summer tour continues through August 31, and then resumes in autumn, October 10 through November 22.

Alice has often talked about his love of White Castle in interviews and on his syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" radio program, and served White Castle at the party following the premiere of the "Super Duper Alice Cooper" documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in April in New York City.  The documentary, produced by Banger Films (same team that produced the award-winning Iron Maiden and Rush documentaries), has recently been released in both DVD and Blu-Ray by Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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See Alice Cooper on tour in 2014 -- tourdates at www.alicecooper.com
Listen to Alice Cooper on "Nights With Alice Cooper" --  www.nightswithalicecooper.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper
Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.

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Tue
08
Jul

NEW TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD FOUNDER SYD BARRETT BY GARDEN MUSIC PROJECT TO BE RELEASED JULY 7

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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New Tribute To Pink Floyd Founder Syd Barrett By Garden Music Project To Be Released July 7, 2014

'Inspired By Syd Barrett's Artwork' - The New Debut Album By Garden MMusic Project

London, UK - Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd fans rejoice! On July 7, 2014 AR Garden Records, via Cherry Red will release the debut album by the Garden Music Project, which features music inspired by the paintings by PINK FLOYD founder SYD BARRETT. 'Inspired By Syd Barrett's Artwork' is a unique masterpiece of 12 tracks that truly reflect the early artistic concept of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett and his music legacy in modern times. The release will coincide with the eighth anniversary of Syd Barrett’s passing in 2006.

The music on this release can be best described as an epic interpretation of Syd Barrett’s paintings using Synesthesia perceptions. This music venture was created by Adriana Rubio. All the music was written by Adriana Rubio and Alexander Ditzend together with Alexander Ditzend (guitars & lead singing), Stefan Ditzend (bass guitar & saxophone), Nicolás Saganías (drums & percussion), and Fabrizio Gamba (keyboards & synthesizers).

Says Adriana, “I was born a Synesthete and for a long time I liked the idea of making a CD album using Synesthesia perceptions as a new way to compose music. Syd Barrett's paintings are the key to this as he's been the inspirational muse to make it happen.

“Syd was very sensitive of Synesthesia color-sound shifts onstage and in studio sessions, and it is mainly linked to his passion for painting. For the most part he was a visual artist, and I dare to say that even though he was retired from the music scene, he continued making music through painting as he had the ability to 'hear colors' and 'see music notes' through painting.

“As the project creator myself, I started digging into Syd's colored paintings and even into black and white drawings to visualize the music notes and hear them through the intensity of their colors. To start with, I wrote the basic music lines of three songs which were discussed with the band members Alexander Ditzend (guitars & lead singing), Stefan Ditzend (bass & saxophone), Nicolás Saganías (drums & percussion) and Fabrizio Gamba (keyboards & synthesizers) to taste the waters. It worked out great!”

The full length album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Casa Frida Studios in March 2014 - a Tribute to Syd Barrett's paintings and music legacy!

Track Listing:

1. GARDEN
2. SQUARES, LINES & POLYGONS
3. ISOLATION
4. TRANSFORMATION
5. BULLYING
6. MY LADIES
7. LEAVING HOME
8. CRIME SCENE (To the memory of Doctor Arthur Barrett)
9. COLISEUM
10. TOUR BUS
11. BRIDGE
12. SELF PORTRAIT

To purchase Garden Music Project 'Inspired By Syd Barrett's Artwork' CD: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4708

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/inspired-by-syd-barretts-artwork/id895534477

Facebook for Garden Music Project:
https://www.facebook.com/adrianarubiogardenmusicproject

“My Ladies” video link: http://youtu.be/aw9WN-pI_dU

Album and first video release event on Facebook July 7th:
https://www.facebook.com/events/854186954608835/

Twitter page for Garden Music Project:
https://twitter.com/GardenMProject

Twitter page for Adriana Rubio:
https://twitter.com/AdrianaRubio1

 
Tue
08
Jul

MOONLAND : THE RETURN OF VANILLA NINJA’S LENNA KUURMAA TO THE INTERNATIONAL ROCK SCENE

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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MOONLAND: the return of Vanilla Ninja’s Lenna Kuurmaa to the International Rock scene!
 
Debut album out in September on Frontiers
 
 
                Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of MOONLAND self titled debut album on September 19th in Europe and September 23rd in North America.
 
                This anticipated album finally brings back to the spotlight on the international Rock music markets Estonian singer, actress and TV personality Lenna Kuurmaa. Lenna has been the front-woman of the Pop-Rock sensation VANILLA NINJA, an all-female outfit, which debuted in 2002 with their self-titled album and went on to release internationally another 3 very successful studio albums (which won Gold and Platinum Records awards in Germany and Gold in Austria and Switzerland). In 2005 VANILLA NINJA also won the selection to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Festival with the song "Cool Vibes", ending at the 8th place.
 
                The group's latest album, “Love is War”, was released in May 2006 and brought VANILLA NINJA to appear successfully at the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile. The latest release from the band was a single “Crashing Through the Doors”, a great rock song penned specifically for VANILLA NINJA by Roxette’s Per Gessle.
 
                VANILLA NINJA however went into hiatus since then and the members started to get involved in different projects. Lenna Kuurmaa appeared as an actress and TV presenter in Estonia and started a musical solo project under her own name, until she was approached by Frontiers Records with a concept to be return with a new international release with songs tailored for her singing style, with musical influences ranging from classic Heart and Europe with a touch of Roxette.
 
                With Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, LRS, Issa) taking care of the production and a concert appearance in front of the Frontiers Rock Festival crowd in Milano in May, MOONLAND (a name coming from the translation of finnish words  Kuu / Moon and Maa / Land which also make up Lenna’s name)  is a new exciting musical venture from Lenna Kuurmaa, which is ready again to show the World her brilliant voice and talents.
 
                “I am excited to see how this new international project will turn out and where will it lead me to” says Lenna. “Musically Moonland is more adult oriented compared to Vanilla Ninja but both have strong melodic rock melodies! It will be interesting to see which songs will reach the audience more than the others.”
 
                Enjoy the album presentation via Youtube following the link below: http://youtu.be/L-7gzfOTicw
 
                “Moonland” includes the following tracklisting: Heaven Is To Be Close To You; Open Your Heart; Crime Of Love; Poison Angel; When Love Is Gone; Out Of Reach; Live And Let Go; Cold As Ice; Over Me; Heart Made Of Steel; Look At Us Now; Another Day In Paradise.
 
MOONLAND:
Lenna Kuurmaa - lead vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
Francesco Marras - guitars
Bruce Gaitsch - nylon guitar
Anna Portalupi - bass
Alessandro Polifrone – drums
 
Fri
04
Jul

MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON TED NUGENT PREMIERES NEW TRACK “I LOVE MY BBQ” TODAY

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Friday, July 4, 2014
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MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON
TED NUGENT
PREMIERES NEW TRACK “I LOVE MY BBQ”
TODAY
 
NEW TRACK OFF
‘SHUTUP&JAM!’
--FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN IN SEVEN YEARS--
DUE OUT IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
 
 
 
In celebration of all the grilling and outdoor cooking that will be happening all over the U.S. on the Fourth of July, multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT has unleashed another track--appropriately titled, "I Love My BBQ"--from his upcoming album, SHUTUP&JAM! (out next Friday, July 4th in Europe and Tuesday, July 8 in the USA on Frontiers Records).
 
Listen to "I Love My BBQ" here: http://tinyurl.com/kauu3e7.
 
SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to the lead single--“She’s Gone”--for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. The song also features a special performance from one of the most respected drummers in rock, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek of the legendary Detroit band Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. "She's Gone" was premiered on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM (6/9) and is available as an instant grat on iTunes for fans who pre-order the album there (for those who don't know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).
 
SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. In the U.S., fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!--featuring the exclusive bonus track "Johnny B. Goode Forever"--only at Best Buy (or order it online: http://bit.ly/1mUdiKF) starting Tuesday, July 8.
 
To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED kicks off his national headlining tour tomorrow (7/3) in Wichita Falls, TX (full tour itinerary below). Ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.
 
Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
 
 
 
 
Thu
7/3
Wichita Falls, TX
Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium
Fri
7/4
Santa Fe, NM
CamelRock Casino
Sat
7/5
Oklahoma City, OK
Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
Sun
7/6
New Braunfels, TX
River Road Ice House
Tue
7/8
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre
Wed
7/9
Ramona, CA
Ramona Mainstage
Thu
7/10
Prescott Valley, AZ
Tim's Toyota Center
Fri
7/11
The Canyon Club
Agoura Hills, CA
Sat
7/12
Las Vegas, NV
Orleans Hotel & Casino
Sun
7/13
Anaheim, CA
City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon
7/14
Anaheim, CA
City National Grove of Anaheim
*Thu
7/17
Council Bluffs, IA
Mid-America Center
Fri
7/18
Merrillville, IN
Star Plaza Theatre
Sat
7/19
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Mon
7/21
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
Tue
7/22
Montclair, NJ
The Wellmont Theater
Wed
7/23
Jim Thorpe, PA
Penn's Peak
Thu
7/24
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall
Fri
7/25
Morgantown, WV
MountainFest at Mylan Park
Sat
7/26
Oshkosh, WI
Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park
Sun
7/27
Medina, MN
Medina Entertainment Center
Tue
7/29
Kansas City, MO
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Wed
7/30
Englewood, CO
Gothic Theatre
Thu
7/31
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
Fri
8/1
Sheridan, WY
Trails End Concert Park
Sat
8/2
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
Sun
8/3
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
Mon
8/4
Worley, ID
Coeur D’Alene Casino
Wed
8/6
Sturgis, SD
Full Throttle Saloon
Fri
8/8
Maumee, OH
NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds
Sat
8/9
Oxford, OH
Indian Creek Amphitheatre
Mon
8/11
North Myrtle Beach, SC
House of Blues
Tue
8/12
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues
Thu
8/14
Houston, TX
House of Blues
Fri
8/15
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Live
Sat
8/16
Fort Worth, TX
Billy Bob's Texas

*Sharing the stage with Hank Williams Jr.
 
About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.
 
Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).
 
NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
 
L-R: Ted Nugent, Derek St. Holmes, Mick Brown, and Greg Smith
Photo credit: James & Maryln Brown
 
For more information on TED NUGENT, visit:
tednugent.com
facebook.com/tednugent
 
Fri
04
Jul

MR. BIG STORIES WE COULD TELL DELUXE EDITION ANNOUNCED

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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The new Mr. Big album "The Stories We Could Tell" will be released worldwide in September. So far just the Japanese release date has been confirmed - September 10.
 
The exciting news is that the Deluxe Edition is a 2CD/1DVD package that will include the all-new studio album as well as a second disc of re-recorded tracks from the band's previous albums. No information as yet as to what those tracks will be.
 
Here’s the Japanese description: “Album from Mr. Big. This edition features K2HD mastering and HQCD format. Also includes a greatest hits album with tracks newly recorded in 2014 and a bonus DVD with the latest interview and more. 3D slipcase. *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.”
 
Stay tuned for updated info ASAP!
 
 
 
 
Thu
03
Jul

MISS BEHAVIOUR TURN DOUBLE AGENTS ON AOR HEAVEN AUGUST 29

Friday, August 29, 2014
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The story of Miss Behaviour goes back to 2004. Keyboard player Henrik Sproge and guitarist Erik Heikne were both studying Music Management at the Baltic Business School in Kalmar, Sweden, when the idea of Miss Behaviour first came up. With a great passion for 80's melodic hard rock and AOR, they decided to start the band to express their vision of how a modern rock band, inspired by the great bands of the eighties should sound.
The first Miss Behaviour songs where written in a student apartment in Kalmar in late 2004 and ended up at the 3-song EP Give us the world. Miss Behavior worked and still do with producer/technician Daniel Gese who had a career as drummer/producer with his 80's metal/sleaze band Pole Position in the late 80s/early 90s.

After the debut album Heart of Midwinter was released in 2006, Henrik and Erik decided to recruit the new lead singer Sebastian Roos, a quite well known singer in Sweden, with a lot of touring, TV and radio performances and Eurovision song contest on his CV. The breakthrough came with the Album Last Woman Standing, released in 2011.

In spring 2011 Miss Behaviour competed in Swedish national radio with the song Till we meet again, making the premi're live performance with the current lineup in front of 400000 radio listeners. Joining forces with former Backyard Babies manager Michael Sund'n in 2011 the band hit the roads in the UK. 

Late 2011, after touring the UK with CrashDiet, the album Last Woman Standing won the Melodic.net 'Best AoR album of 2011' readers poll with 23% of the votes, leaving bands like Journey, Robin Beck, Work of Art and more behind. The reviews were fantastic and the album got top scores in important magazines, such as Classic Rock (UK), Sweden Rock Magazine (Sweden) and more.

UK Magazine Classic Rock picked Cynthia as one of the best tracks in 2011, and featured the song on the compilation Classic Rock Buzz. Miss Behaviour returned to the UK on the Smokehead Rocks Tour, playing another 10 dates and finished the tour with a sold out show at O2 Islington Academy in London, Oktober 12, 2011. In the middle of the song writing and recordings of the new album Michael Sund'n tragically passed, in a horrible accident at venue Rock City, Nottingham. This loss took a while to recover from but finally the brand new album Double Agent  is finished and the band are more eager than ever to write the next chapter in their career.

Double Agent is produced by Daniel Gese and co-produced by Erik Heikne, Henrik Sproge and Sebastian Roos. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Studio L'rkbacken and Realtime Recording Studios, Norrk'ping, Sweden. String sessions are recorded and arranged by Ronnie Roos.

Discography: Heart Of Midwinter (2006), Last Woman Standing (2011), Double Agent (2014)

Line-up: Sebastian Roos  - Vocals; Erik Heikne ' Guitars, Henrik Sproge 'Keyboards; Nicky Bloom' Bass, Guitar; Magnum Jacobs ' Drums
 
Thu
03
Jul

NIVA NEW OPUS INCREMENTAL IV OUT ON AOR HEAVEN AUGUST 29

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Friday, August 29, 2014
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The history of NIVA began in Skövde in the mid 80’s and the place was the TBV Music House – this was an inspiring environment for many youths to discover their creativity in a lot of ways, especially regarding the chance to discover their musical abilities.
It was also here where a young Tony Niva set his path to be able to sing and write music, and also for the first time to sing through a microphone! It didn’t take long before an offer occurred. The band Zanity got Tony as their singer and their first demo ”Time Out Of Mind” got a lot of attention.
 
After appearing in a lot of bands around in Sweden  – for example  Vanessa, Swedish Erotica, Malibu Band and Tracy Goes Crazy, Tony got the opportunity to sing for Axia – a band situated and rehearsing in Skövde.
It was an ideal situation both musically and socially for the band and it didn’t take long before a Swedish tour started – both with Axia and later on with a cover band called ”Under Cover”. After some touring, the band drifted apart, and up from the ashes of Axia, NIVA was formed. The band recorded their debut album ”No Capitulation” and got a record deal with Zero Records in Japan in 1994. After recording an up to this date not released follow up album, NIVA was disbanded (1995). For a brief period in 2001, Tony was a member of the metal-act Lion’s Share and who released the album “Entrance” in the same year.
 
Moving forward to 2011 and a song called ”Janitor Of Love” written for the Swedish Eurovision song contest. This time collaboration partners are Roger Ljunggren and Marcus Persson and even if the song did not make it through, the musical work goes so smoothly, they decide to make another three songs for a demo, just to see if there is any interest for a band in the vein of AOR/Melodic Rock. And it sure is – Marquee Avalon signs with NIVA and after 16 years the band lives up and releasing the album ”Gold From The Future” in Japan, September 2011.
Tony did not settle down because of this, so after some negotiations a British based label released the album in Europe – now under the moniker Oxygen – Final Warning.  The album gets a lot of attention in both Europe and in the United States.
In 2013 NIVA released the CD Magnitude through AOR Heaven for the European market and now 2014 the sophomore album entitled “Incremental IV” is ready.
 
“Incremental IV” was produced and mixed by Marcus Persson at CM Music Skara, Sweden with executive producer Tony Niva and mastered by Börjesson, Ear Hear Studio Stockholm. Artwork design by Matthias Norén.
 
 
Line-Up: Tony Niva – Vocals, Roger Ljunggren – Guitars, Marcus Persson – Keyboards, Jan Stal – Bass, Bengan Andersson – Drums
 
Track list: 1. Don’t You Know, 2. Crush, 3. Better Just Forgotten, 4. Magnitude, 5. The Reason Why, 6. Travel Back In Time, 7. Play The Game, 8. Only You, 9. Lost And Found, 10. All By Myself, 11. Coming Back To You
 
Sound clips in advance:
 
 
 
Wed
02
Jul

THE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA INTERVIEWS: PAUL O'NEILL

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interviews: Paul O'Neill by Brad Parmerter
 
As the Trans-Siberian Orchestra European tour was winding down earlier this year, TSO creator and producer Paul O'Neill was back in Florida working in the studio on one of a number of potential projects. I hadn't caught up with O'Neill since May of 2012 and thought it would be a good time to find out his thoughts on the whirlwind eighteen months he and the band had just experienced and to see what might lay ahead for the near future.

The Lost Christmas Eve, the final installment of TSO's Christmas Trilogy, had recently finished its encore presentation as the featured story on the winter tour and that leaves an opportunity open for what might come in 2014. However, to start off the new year, a massive show in Berlin rang in the 2014 with a bang and led directly into a tour of England and mainland Europe which saw TSO performing, for the first time, a more traditional rock concert, sans a rock opera centerpiece. It was on the final day of that tour that Paul and I started our quick catch-up; three hours later we concluded.

We dove head first into the variations between the first and second tours of The Lost Christmas Eve, upcoming ideas for 2014's winter tour, the New Year's Eve show in front of millions live and on TV, what happened to the missing reels of Savatage's Streets recordings, the importance of a good support team and crew, Daryl Pediford, the long-awaited Romanov project, his proudest moment with TSO, if we could ever see a live video release of Savatage, the five-year plan for TSO, what advice he received from John Lennon, and much more.

 
On the importance of putting on an amazing show:
So I explain to them that we don't have the right to take a family's money from a mother, father and two kids without giving them the very best that we can. Especially kids because they're so young. I'm sure you know that great Mark Twain quote, "I don't know why, but my father became so much smarter when I became thirty." To make kids appreciate that just because we're here doesn't mean we're entitled to keep it. I always use round numbers, I say, just pretend that we did one year exactly one million tickets and just say the show is two-and-a-half hours long and everybody lives from their doorstep to the building to their seat, forty-five minutes there and forty-five minutes back, including parking, traffic jams; which adds up to four hours, which isn't possible, but we're doing it very conservatively. So you're averaging four hours per person. We don't have the right to waste four million human hours without giving them something that is really, truly great. When you look in their eyes you can see the sparks going off. When you talk about money you get that blank look, but when you talk about four million human hours, that's a lot and it makes them appreciate
 
 
 
Wed
02
Jul

CHICAGO CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “AMERICA”

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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CHICAGO
 
TO CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH
LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “AMERICA”
 
NEW ALBUM “NOW: CHICAGO XXXVI” OUT IN JULY
 
 
While on tour in Europe, iconic rock band CHICAGO will celebrate the Fourth of July, national US holiday with the release of a lyric video for their new song “America” this week.  Check out the clip here:  http://youtu.be/lFQgadhVxlo  Their forthcoming album NOW: CHICAGO XXXVI is set for release on July 4th in Europe and July 8 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records. 
 
After the band--founding members ROBERT LAMM (keyboard, guitars, vocals), LEE LOUGHNANE (trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals), JAMES PANKOW (trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals), WALTER PARAZAIDER (woodwinds, backing vocals) along with JASON SCHEFF (bass, vocals), TRIS IMBODEN (drums, percussion), KEITH HOWLAND (guitars, vocals), LOU PARDINI (keyboards, vocals) and WALFREDO REYES, Jr., (percussion)--wrap up their European tour July 18, they’ll return to the U.S. for a busy summer of touring with REO Speedwagon, followed by more headlining dates of their own. 
 
LOUGHNANE says, “Hey everybody! We're touring in Europe for the next few weeks and we're going to miss being able to celebrate the 4th of July at home with our families. We hope you all enjoy the new album, NOW-Chicago XXXVl. Check out the ‘America’ video and watch for us in a town near you in August. We'll be touring with REO Speedwagon. Happy 4th!!”
 
“America,” "Now" and "Love Lives On" are available as instant grats with the iTunes pre-order (for those who don't know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).
 
Featuring 11 brand-new, original songs from the group known for their groundbreaking rock-with-horns sound, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI was written and recorded on the road during the band’s rigorous, never-ending tour schedule, playing for fans who have supported them since they formed in 1967.
 
After Europe, they return to the U.S for a tour with R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON including an August 1 date at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, an August 9 show in Chicago as well as New York-area shows August 16 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and August 17 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY.  Tour dates can be found here: http://www.chicagotheband.com/tour.html
 
Pre-orders for “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI are available on the band's website  here: http://chicago-now.com/ as well as via Amazon here http://smarturl.it/CGO_Amz_Preorder and iTunes: http://georiot.co/chicagonow
 
Check out the album’s EPK here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOH5g4s_V7k
 
Originally formed as the CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY in 1967, the band found almost immediate success and have become a bona fide institution of American music.  Their signature sound of solid rock songs augmented by the best horns in the business has endeared them to several generations of music fans.  Hit singles include “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “I’m A Man,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “(I’ve Been) Searching So Long,” “Look Away,” “Just You And Me” and “Old Days,” among others.  The band has accumulated a total of 47 gold and platinum records awards and their Chicago Transit Authority album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.  Chicago, the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades, came in at #13 in Billboard magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time, the highest-charting American band. 
 
 
Here’s the “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI track listing:
 
--Now
--More Will Be Revealed
--America
--Crazy Happy
--Free At Last
--Love Lives On
--Something’s Coming, I Know
--Watching All The Colors
--Nice Girl
--Naked In The Garden of Allah
--Another Trippy Day
 
 
 
 
Date:                        City:                                                                        Venue:
Thur 6/26
Paris, France
Olympia
Sat 6/28
Padova, Italy
Grand Teatro Geox
Tue 7/1
Barcelona, Spain
L’Auditori
Wed 7/2
Madrid, Spain
Mad Garden Festival
Thur 7/3
Fuengirola, Spain
Sohail Castle
Sun 7/6
Bonn, Germany
Kunstrasen
Mon 7/7
Frankfurt, Germany
Jahrjunderthalle
Thu 7/10
Berlin, Germany
Admiralspalast
Fri 7/11
Leipzig, Germany
Parbuhne
Sat 7/12
Wisen, Austria
Lovely Days Festival
Mon 7/14
Munich, Germany
Tollwood
Tue 7/15
Stuttgart, Germany
Beethovensaal
Fri 7/18
Langesund, Norway
Wrightegarden
 
 
 
 
With REO SPEEDWAGON:
Thur 7/31
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Fri 8/1
Los Angeles, CA
Greek Theatre
Sat 8/2
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theater
Mon 8/4
Denver, CO
Red Rock Amphitheatre
Thur 8/7
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Fri 8/8
St. Louis, MO
Verizon Wireless Amph.
Sat 8/9
Chicago, IL
First Merit Bank Pavilion
Sun 8/10
Indianapolis, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Tue 8/12
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Th.
Wed 8/13
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Fri 8/15
Hartford, CT
XFINITY Theatre
Sat 8/16
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 8/17
Wantagh, NJ
Nikon @ Jones Beach
Tue 8/19
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga PAC
Wed 8/20
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri 8/22
Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Events Center
Sat 8/23
Raleigh, NC
Walnut Creek Amp.
Sun 8/24
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amp.
Tue 8/26
Durant, OK
Choctaw Events Center
Wed 8/27
Cedar Park, TX
Cedar Park Center
Fri 8/29
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 8/30
Oklahoma City, OK
Downtown Airpark
Sun 8/31
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tue 9/9
Puyallup, WA
Washington State Fair
 
Headlining dates:
 
Thur 9/11
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
Fri 9/12
San Diego, CA
Humphrey’s
Sat 9/13
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center For The Arts
Sun 9/14
Paso Robles, CA
Villa Robles Amphitheatre
 
 
 
Wed
02
Jul

PUBLISHING IN AUGUST - THE BIG BOOK OF HAIR METAL BY MARTIN POPOFF

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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PUBLISHING IN AUGUST - THE BIG BOOK OF HAIR METAL By Martin Popoff
 
 
In this ultimate guide, acclaimed heavy-metal journalist Martin Popoff examines hair metal in an all-encompassing oral history jacked up by a kaleidoscope of outrageous and previously unpublished quotes, anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia. The Big Book of Hair Metal features the observations of dozens of musicians, producers, promoters, label execs, and hanger-ons in examining hair metal's rise and fall as well as all the bands that kept Aqua Net in business through the Reagan recession: Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, Warrant, Great White, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Vixen, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Guns N' Roses, and dozens more. In crafting a narrative of hair metal, Popoff also examines the factors that contributed to the movement's rise, the bands that inspired it (the Sweet, New York Dolls, Alice Cooper, and KISS, for a start); and the scenes that nurtured it (the Sunset Strip, anyone?). The ride finally ended circa 1991, when hair metal was replaced by grunge, but what a ride it was.
 
ISBN: 9780760345467
$30.00
224 pages, 528 color & 52 b/w photos
Hard Cover/Laminated
 

www.quartous.com
 

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