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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.
 
Wed
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
 
Tue
01
Jul

PLATENS SIGN TO MELODICROCK RECORDS FOR NEW ALBUM AUGUST 22

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Friday, August 22, 2014
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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce the extension of our working relationship with Violet Sun mastermind Dario Grillo with the signing to the label of his brand new album with melodic progressive rockers Platens.
Platens is a melodic rock project brainchild of Dario Grillo, the Italian multi-instrumentalist.
 
After 10 years from the Platens’ debut album, Dario is coming back with a brand new album titled “Out Of The World” and a renewed line up:  Dario Grillo – vocals, guitars, keyboards; Riccardo Barbiera – drums; Domiziano Mendolia – bass; Gabriels - Hammond & synth.
“Out Of The World” continues to showcase Dario’s impressive writing skills and knack of working melody and mood into the most complex musical arrangements.
 
The 11 track, 54 minute album features inspired vocals, top class production and mix, outstanding individual performances from all and some complex, yet easily accessible powerful hard rock music.
 
The album mixes elements of progressive and symphonic rock, AOR and  melodic rock and will be released by MelodicRock Records August 22.
 
Track listing:
01. Running
02. Time Will Tell
03. You Won’t Bring Me Down
04. Ask Yourself
05. I Still Search For You
06. Sometimes I Miss You
07. The Last Time
08. Don’t Leave Me Alone
09. Deep In My Heart
10. No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper Cover)
11. Save Me
 
Soundbytes: 
 
Full Track:
 

 
Dario was born in Palermo, Italy in 1979. He learned to play guitar at the age of 6 years studying classical guitar and music theory at "Vincenzo Bellini" conservatory in Palermo. During the high school years he formed, with his brothers Max and Alex, his first hard rock band called Dragon’s Breath. In 1997, Dario joined some great bands as Cherry Bombz, Squeezy Boyz and Empty Roads.
 
At the same time, he began to study singing, improving his skills thanks to some stages with Elizabeth Sabine [singing-master of Axl Rose, Dave Mustaine, Ron Keel etc.]. In 1998 he joined the well-known power metal band Thy Majestie as lead singer, adapting his voice to the heavier sound of the band.
The original and clear voice of Dario gave to the music of Thy Majestie a melodic feeling melted with the power of heavy metal.  After two albums ["The Lasting Power" and "Hastings 1066"] and one EP ["Echoes of War"], Dario left the band in October 2003 in order to dedicate all his energies to his new project Platens where he played all the instruments.
 
This new musical adventure saw the light of day on Frontiers Records whose president and A&R director, Serafino Perugino, heard the first demos and was enthusiast with what he heard. The debut album “Between Two Horizons” was released in 2004 and featured a driving melodic hard rock approach very close to the sound of such bands as Fair Warning, Terra Nova and Grand Illusion
Between 2005 and 2014 Dario has been very busy in his activity as producer, composer and songwriter. He worked with many Italian talented singers and musicians like Katia Miceli (X-Factor 2009 and winner of “Cantagiro 2008”, one of the most important Italian festival), Gianni Bella, Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Lorencè Brahem, Pio Fanale, Riccardo Favara and he took part to some international musical projects (Charming Grace, Caravellus).

At the same time he started the work on his new band called Violet Sun with his brother Alex on drum and the talented singer Alessandra Amata. Together they recorded and produced the debut album “Loneliness In Supremacy “was released in 2010 on Melodic Rock Records.
 

 

 
Tue
01
Jul

DREAM THEATER UNVEILS CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET; “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011”

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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DREAM THEATER UNVEILS CAREER-SPANNING BOX SET;
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” COLLECTS 10 CLASSIC WORKS
FROM GRAMMY® AWARD-NOMINATED ROCK ICONS;
 
11-DISC SET INCLUDES SUCH PROGRESSIVE METAL LANDMARKS AS
1992’s RIAA GOLD-CERTIFIED DEBUT, “IMAGES AND WORDS”
AND 2009’s CHART-SMASHING “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS”;
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” ARRIVES ON JUNE 30
 
Roadrunner Records has announced the release of an epic box set from the legendary Dream Theater. “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” arrives in stores everywhere on June 30.
 
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” collects the first 10 studio albums from Dream Theater’s groundbreaking two-decade-plus career, from 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic debut, “IMAGES AND WORDS,” to 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated milestone, “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” (see attached). The 11-disc set will be available in CD with pre-orders now underway on Amazon (LINK).
 
Long renowned as one of rock’s most audacious live acts, Dream Theater is currently in the midst of their marathon “An Evening With Dream Theater – Along For The Ride World Tour,” with European headline concerts and top-billed festival appearances slated through the summer. For more, please see www.dreamtheater.net/tour.
 
With total sales exceeding 10 million albums and DVDs worldwide, Dream Theater have long stood among the upper echelon of hard rock giants. Albums such as 1992’s RIAA gold-certified classic “IMAGES & WORDS” (featuring the breakthrough top 10 single, “Pull Me Under”) and 2002’s double album, “SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE” have earned the Long Island-based band countless accolades for their visionary synthesis of melodic power and virtuosic experimentation, including being named as one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 “Best Prog Rock Bands of All Time.”
 
Dream Theater united with Roadrunner in 2007 and has since unleashed a series of remarkable albums, each work revealing stunning new musical facets and creative avenues. 2009’s “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS” proved a major achievement, debuting at #6 on the Billboard 200 – the band’s highest album chart debut to date.
 
In 2010, Dream Theater found themselves at a career crossroads following the departure of founding drummer/co-producer Mike Portnoy. To fill his seemingly unfillable seat, the band conducted an ambitious search – a process documented in a highly viewed YouTube series – which resulted in the addition of the gifted Mike Mangini. Most significantly, the challenge spurred Dream Theater to extraordinary artistic heights with 2011’s landmark “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS,” earning the band its first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination (in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category). Highlighted by the single, “On The Backs Of Angels,” the album proved one of the iconic band’s most successful, making top 10 chart debut in 14 countries, including our own Billboard 200. Furthermore, “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” was hailed for its ambition, complexity, and sheer melodic power, with Japan’s influential BURRN! naming it as the year’s “Best Album.”
 
2013’s “DREAM THEATER” – which is not included on “THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011” – made a spectacular debut upon its release, both here and around the globe. The album entered Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart at #1 while simultaneously arriving at #7 on the overall Billboard 200 – Dream Theater’s third consecutive top 10 debut. What’s more, "DREAM THEATER" reaped a second GRAMMY® nomination, with the single “The Enemy Inside” honored as “Best Metal Performance.”
 
“DREAM THEATER,” which was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing and studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering and mixing, marks a brilliant new chapter for the always-adventurous group.  Rolling Stone touted the collection as “the birth of a new era in the band’s career,” while Loudwire picked “DREAM THEATER” as one of the “10 Best Metal Albums of 2013” and Noisecreep selected the record as one of the “10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.”
 
Dream Theater is: John Petrucci (guitar, founding member), John Myung (bass, founding member), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum), and Mike Mangini (drums).
 
 
DREAM THEATER
“THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1992-2011”
(Roadrunner)
 
 
Disc 1: “IMAGES AND WORDS” (1992)
Disc 2: “AWAKE” (1994)
Disc 3: “FALLING INTO INFINITY” (1997)
Disc 4: “METROPOLIS PT. 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY” (1999)
Discs 5 & 6: “SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE” (2002)
Disc 7: “TRAIN OF THOUGHT” (2003)
Disc 8: “OCTAVARIUM” (2005)
Disc 9: “SYSTEMATIC CHAOS” (2007)
Disc 10: “BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS” (2009)
Disc 11: “A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS” (2011)
 
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DREAM THEATER
“AN EVENING WITH DREAM THEATER –
ALONG FOR THE RIDE TOUR”
SUMMER 2014
 
JULY
5                     Sheffield, UK              Sheffield City Hall,
6                     Hertfordshire, UK     Sonisphere @ Knebworth Park
7                     Paris, FR                     Le Olympia
10                   Vizovice, CZ                Masters of Rock
11                   Erfurt, DE                   Thuringenhalle
12                   Hamburg, DE             Stadtpark
14                   Gdynia, PO                  Gdynia Arena
15                   Berlin, DE                   Admiralspalast
16                   Tilburg, NE                 013
18                   Gelsenkirchen , DE    Amphitheater
19                   Mannheim, DE           Reitstadion at Maimarket
22                   Grugliasco , IT            Gru Village
23                   Pescara, IT                 Adriano Flacco
25                   Bratislava, SR             NTC
26                   Budapest, HU             Budapest Park
28                   Bucharest, RO            Romexpo
29                   Sofia, BU                     Festivalna Hall
31                   Istanbul, TU                KüçükÇiftlik Park
 
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Tue
01
Jul

CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERE TIGERTAILZ 'PUNCHED IN THE GUTZ' VIDEO FROM KNIVES EP

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERE TIGERTAILZ 'PUNCHED IN THE GUTZ' VIDEO FROM KNIVES EP

The Welsh glam metal titans are back with an almighty big bang in this new video showing how they can still pack a mighty punch.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-06-30/tigertailz-dish-out-a-punch-in-the-gutz Punched In The Gutz is the third video release from the much acclaimed Knives EP.
 
And for vinyl loving Maniacz everywhere - The Knives EP is now released on Vinyl via Night Of The Vinyl Dead through Nuclear Blast Records.  See here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/vinyl/lp/tigertailz-knives.html
 
The band are also well on the way with the recording of the next killer EP - Daggerz, this will be scheduled for release by Italian label Scarlet Records late 2014/early 2015. It will feature the brand new exciting Klint artwork which was designed by renowned Manga Artist Ben Krefta.
 
More exciting news for Tailz Maniacz everywhere will be the release of all unheard old Tigertailz Demos on US label FnA Records, this will be called 'Tigertailz Lost Reelz' and is due for release in September 2014.
 
The Tailz are also setting up a few select live European shows in Nov/Dec. Confirmed shows as follows:
Friday 28 November - The Globe, Cardiff - this will be a totally FREE show for all the hardcore Tailz Maniacz out there, so you'll need to be quick getting your ticket as we expect it to sell out ' more info regarding tickets on the official Tailz site and Facebook/Twitter pages as and when we know...!! Saturday 29 November ' UK TBC Friday 5 December ' Zaragoza, Spain ' Sala Utopia Saturday 6 December - Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), Spain ' Sala F'brica de Tornillos Sunday 7 December ' Madrid, Spain ' Sala We Rock
 
Tigertailz are also delighted to announce a run of shows in Australia!!  Yes, The Tailz will go 'Down Under Mate' to visit our Oz fans with a trip to singer Jules's homeland.
Shows confirmed for early 2015:

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane

 
Ticket details to follow soon.
 
Go Bezerk Maniacz!!

http://www.tigertailz.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/TailzOfficial

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTigertailz

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Tue
01
Jul

VENICE SIDE PROJECT THE PINE MOUNTAIN LOGS ANNOUNCE LIVE DVD

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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At long last, after 25+ years as a not-so-secret side project, Venice's cover band alter egos, The Pine Mountain Logs, are proud to announce their very first release, a 142 minute concert DVD, "The Pine Mountain Logs - Live & On Fire."  Part rock & roll party and part comedy act, this is the Logs at their best, melding Venice's impressive musicianship and vocals with unpredictable medleys and mashups, spot on impersonations, and a wild "anything can happen" vibe.
 
The energy sustains throughout the almost two and a half hour show -- There isn't an acoustic guitar in sight!  The DVD was a true labor of love.  All of the footage was shot by fan volunteers, a mixture of both professional and amateur.  The video was directed and edited by Venice's webmaster and Facebook administrator (and professional Hollywood editor by day), Matt Levitz.  And the music was recorded, mixed and produced by the band's own Michael Lennon. 
 
"Live & On Fire" will be available exclusively through Venice's webpage, www.venicetheband.com.
 
Pre-orders can be made now for a late July release.  Check out this clip from the DVD.  Watch it fullscreen, switch to HD, and turn it up loud!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQtOHmzj1Kg

 
Tue
01
Jul

HIGHDOSAGE, ITALIAN GUITARIST LUCA ZAMBERLIN'S BRAND NEW INSTRUMENTAL EP

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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De Fox Records & Heart of Steel Records are proud to announce the release of HighDosage, Italian Guitarist Luca Zamberlin's brand new instrumental Ep.
HighDosage TODAY on sale worldwide on all the biggest digital markets.
The ep is also currently available in limited printed edition.    

Highdosage, produced by former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso,features some blazing-playing from legendary drummer Atma Anur, Los Angeles'guitar virtuoso
Alex Masi, keyboards'wizard Michael T.Ross (Angel, Missing Persons) plus other guests.
Out of the six tracks included there is Luca's "rockier"version of I.M.N.S.Y, a tune taken from Shaun Baxter's Jazz-Metal album , considered a milestone.
Highdosage has very little editing and basically is an old school improvised jam with today's sound quality.

Track list:
01 Led boots jam (Max Middleton)
02 Time is our enemy (Alex Masi-Luca Zamberlin)
03 White Caprice  (Luca Zamberlin)
04 BB (Martino Beria)
05 I.M.N.S.Y. (Shaun Baxter)
06 Machine gun jam (Jimi Hendrix)          

Stay tuned on
Artist site: http://lucazamberlin.nlz.it
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luca.zamberlin
Label site: http://heartofsteel.nlz.it
Press Bureau: http://dvlgator.nlz.it

 
Tue
01
Jul

NIGHT BY NIGHT DEBUT NEW VIDEO A THOUSAND LIES

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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British hard rockers NIGHT BY NIGHT, who feature Ben Christo (SISTERS OF MERCY guitarist) in their ranks,  have released the new music video, for the song 'A Thousand Lies'.  The clip is taken from the forthcoming debut album'NxN', due to release on July 11 (Europe), July 14 (UK) and July 15 (USA/Canada) via A Sun Hill Production/Cargo Records. The video can be viewed below:

Classic Rock UK magazine states: 'We recently claimed that Night By Night were spearheading the 'new wave of AOR', and we see no reason to change our opinion now. A Thousand Lies has the harmonies, and the big shiny guitars, and the chorus a postman might sing in the shower.'

'NxN' was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Mot'rhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Sylosis) at Outhouse studios, engineered by Rob Thomas, lead vocals produced & engineered by Ben Christo & Henry Rundell and mixed by John Mitchell (Alter Bridge, Asia, Snakecharmer) at Outhouse studios.

'Night by Night are without doubt one of the best young bands out there today. Real songs with great riffs and vocal harmonies. Packing the best ot the 80's with a youthful, fresh enthusiasm.' (Rick Savage/Def Leppard)

Tracklist:

01. Time To Escape
02. Holding Onto Holding On
03. Cant Walk Away
04. Everywhere Tonight
05. Siren
06. A Thousand Lies
07. Its Not Faith
08. The Moment
09. If Only
10. Never Die Again
http://www.rockngrowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/NightbyNig

NIGHT BY NIGHT are:

Henry Rundell ' Lead Vocals (ex Voodoo Six)
Tom Daniel ' Guitars
Ben Christo ' Guitars, Vocals (Sisters Of Mercy)
Jonny Thornton ' Bass, Vocals
Damien Diablo ' Drums

Night by Night areahard rock 5-piece from London who fuse searing riffs with soaring melodies. This cutting-edge quintet combine the best of classic and contemporary rock, charged with 3-part vocal harmonies to create their own sound and the result is a debut of unparalleled strength and musical maturity, with across the board appeal.

Combine the heavyweight riffs and modern crunch of Alterbridge, add the infectious choruses and lush vocal harmonies of Def Leppard for a taste of what Night by Night are all about. The band members each come with their own musical pedigree (The Sisters of Mercy, Voodoo Six) ' and it shows.  With flawless production (by Romesh Dodangoda - Funeral For A Friend, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine) and irresistible choruses, this is a rare gem of an album with ten strong songs, telling tales of hope and heartbreak.

From the beautifully addictive 'Can't Walk Away' to the hard rocking, 'Siren' and everyone's new favourite song, 'If Only' ' Night by Night are creating musical alchemy.

'If you like hard rock with intensity, melody and meaning, you will find it here.  We have real passion for what we are doing and have pushed ourselves to create the best music possible ' no disclaimers,  no excuses ' we've worked hard and we are really proud of the result''

Night by Night have toured extensively supporting the likes of Europe, Y&T, Jettblack, Heaven's Basement, Alannah Myles, Acey Slade, The Quireboys, Jayce Lewis,Warrior Soul, Dear Superstar, The Dirty Youth as well as performing storming sets at Hard Rock Hell and Download Festival.

www.nxnofficial.com
www.facebook.com/NightByNightUK

 
Tue
01
Jul

GUITAR LEGEND CARL VERHEYEN OF SUPERTRAMP RELEASES NEW CD FEAT. SIMON PHILLIPS

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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Guitar Legend Carl Verheyen of Supertramp Releases New CD 'Mustang Run' Feat. Simon Phillips, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Goodman and Bill Evans

'Carl is known as a studio guitar player but he's much more than that. His records have the great feel of a live player. He plays with a lot of feeling' - John Fogerty

Los Angeles, CA - Much to the excitement of guitar players and Supertramp fans worldwide, guitarist Carl Verheyen has released his new CD 'Mustang Run'. In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl Verheyen has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically-acclaimed musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 11 CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA's elite 'first call' session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Carl has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene.

Says Carl about his new CD release, 'My goal was to break out of the mold of Carl Verheyen Band CDs and do a progressive instrumental album. I wanted the opportunity to weave thick textures of sound using dozens of instruments and tones. My motivation was the sheer joy of hearing those sounds in the air!'

'We've been friends for many years and Carl has always amazed me with his versatility and technique. He's a fine player.' - Albert Lee

Carl has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind The Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres. Carl's musical influences are just as diverse and range from George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Alvin Lee, Leslie West to Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin, Steve Morse, Chet Atkins and Andy Summers, among others.

'Every time I start to feel good about my playing and general overall knowledge of the guitar, I will get together with Carl and see truly how far I have to go. I am proud to call him my friend. A master of the guitar and a hellava nice guy to boot.' - Joe Bonamassa

'Mustang Run' features performances by some extraordinary musicians, which includes Simon Phillips, Chad Wackerman, Jerry Goodman, Bill Evans, Jimmy Johnson, Stuart Hamm, and Gregg Bissonette. In regards to the assortment of legendary music artists that grace his new release, Carl explains, 'My previous CD called 'Trading 8s' was a collaboration with some of my guitar player friends. I had Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Morse, Scott Henderson, Albert Lee and Rick Vito trading solos with me. On 'Mustang Run' I wanted that inspiration to come from the rhythm section, so I called different bass players and drummers to suit the songs. I love to play with musicians that I have a deep musical relationship with, because the studio scene in LA breeds hundreds of 'casual' musical relationships. The great players on 'Mustang Run' are all friends that I've known and performed with for years.'

'Carl Verheyen is a REAL guitar player!' - Robben Ford

A much sought after studio musician, Carl plays on other artists' CDs whenever his busy schedule permits. He has recorded and played with a virtual who's who of the music industry. His vast collection of movie soundtrack and television credits are enviable. Carl was heard by 67, 000,000 people as a featured soloist at the 2009 Academy Awards. He will also be heavily featured in the forthcoming film documentary about the electric guitar, 'Turn It UP!'

'Carl is a true pro and a great player/musician. He can do anything, and as one who is supposed to do this, me (ha-ha), Carl comes through with heart and soul and is really not only an awesome musician but a really good guy. That counts ALOT in this biz, especially these days.' - Steve Lukather

On the educational front, Carl has produced two instructional videos called 'Intervallic Rock Guitar' and 'Forward Motion' as well as various on-line lessons. He also has a book/CD detailing his unique 'intervallic' style called 'Improvising Without Scales'. Another book entitled 'Studio City' is a compilation of all the columns Carl wrote for Guitar Magazine between 1996 and 1999. He has written a monthly column for Chitarre, Italy's #1 guitar publication as well as Guitar World and Guitar Jam Daily, a website devoted to serious guitarists. He currently writes a monthly column for Guitar Player, contributes to other guitar publications, and blogs regularly for GuitarPlayer.com and his own site. Carl also lectures and teaches at clinics and master classes regularly when not on the road.

'Carl is so overwhelming to sit in a room and jam with, let alone his playing on records and stage. You get the impression there is no style or territory he is unable to explore.' - Brad Paisley

Carl recently co-designed a signature guitar with LsL Instruments, the 'CV Special,' combining the best elements Carl seeks in his ideal guitar; they are now available for purchase worldwide. As if that weren't enough, working closely with Dean Markley, Carl developed a line of signature strings for the electric guitar that perfectly balance the tremolo bridge of the Fender Stratocaster, the Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix HD string set .

'Carl is one of those experienced, great players that you could put in any situation and get a wonderful guitar solo. I personally love the fact that he enjoys what he does and radiates positive energy whenever I have seen him.' - Steve Morse

In support of Carl's new CD release, he will be touring Europe in the fall 2014. His band will feature bass virtuoso Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ritchie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin), who is featured on 'Mustang Run', and master drummer/percussionist John Mader (Joe Satriani, Booker T, Electronic Arts' 'The Sims', Tony award winners 'Rent', 'Lion King' and 'Wicked').

In closing Carl has this to impart, 'Before I made 'Mustang Run' I pulled out about 10 CDs that I seem to listen to all the time. None of them were 'shredders' or heavy bombastic music, but none of them were 'easy listening' either. I realized they all had melodic qualities that made them endure the test of time. So my main goal: make a record the bears repeated listening. If you discover new things with each play I've done my job!'

For more info: http://www.carlverheyen.com
http://www.carlverheyen.com/store-cds/

'Mustang Run' CD preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYlBizHAyc

'Fusioneers Disease' from the 'Mustang Run' CD, with Simon Phillips (Toto, Who, Protocol II), Cliff Hugo (Supertramp, Ray Charles) and Jim Cox (Albert Lee, Streisand, Ringo, Aerosmith, Knopfler):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwxM_aFNXso

'Spirit of Julia' from the 'Mustang Run' CD (same musicians):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlf1Cu2XS3I

Take One Step: Appreciating Carl and CVB live!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtQapyal-js

 
Mon
30
Jun

NEAL SCHON - SO U EPK

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Monday, June 30, 2014
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Neal Schon
So U EPK
(Official / New Album / 2014 / Feat. M. Mendoza, D. Castronovo)

 

 
Order 'SO U' NOW
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/NS_Amz
iTunes: http://georiot.co/NealSchonSoU (includes instant grat tracks)

 

Taken from the Frontiers Records release SO U.

 
Guitar legend Neal Schon has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U.  The new album features Schon, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee's songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.
 
Neal Schon commented, "This is a great new record that features all three of us -- Deen, Marco and myself -- sharing lead vocals.  Enjoy!"
 
Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schon has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n' roll's top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time.  Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana.  Schon moved on in 1973 to form Journey.  With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious "Legend Of Live Award" at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013.   As the only member to record on all of Journey's albums, Schon continues with the band today in its latest incarnation. 
 
In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schon has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects. 
 
His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring "THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schon still has it going on -- and then some...The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious." 
 
In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schon also worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal Schon Signature Model Custom Les Paul" guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
 
Musicians
Neal Schon: guitars, lead vocals
Marco Mendoza: bass guitar lead vocals
Deen Castronovo: drums, lead vocals

 

 

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