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Jun

IRON KNIGHTS DRUMMER TEAMS UP WITH FILM-MAKER KRIS MCMANUS FOR DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Iron Knights drummer Larry Paterson (ex-Blaze Bayley) teams up with film-maker Kris McManus for the documentary project "Scars - The Third Reich In Ruins".

As well as being a musician, Paterson has another career as a military historian, having written 10 books on the Second World War U-Boat service. He first collaborated with Director Kris McManus on music videos for Chokehold, Blaze Bayley, and Rogue Male. McManus has two feature films to his credit.

"Scars - The Third Reich In Ruins" is being financed via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, and full details of this fascinating project can be found here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krismcmanus/scars-the-third-reich-in-ruins

 
Tue
17
Jun

MIKE TRAMP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "MUSEUM" IN AUGUST

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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See the new video "Trust In Yourself" from Mike Tramp's upcoming soloalbum "Museum".
 
It's not more than a little over a year ago Mike Tramp released the semi-acoustic "Cobblestone Street" album - An album that showed Tramp from a more singer-songwriter and roots-based angle than his earlier work. Now the former frontman of million-selling hard rockers White Lion is back with a new solo album entitled 'Museum'.
 
Since the release of 'Cobblestone Street' Tramp has been on an ongoing tour all over the world playing +130 shows from Australia to Europe to the States, where he's been playing 40 shows this year alone.

In August Mike Tramp is ready with a new album entitled 'Museum', which is following the musical steps of his last album. Listen to and watch the first single "Trust in yourself" here:

Mike Tramp - Trust In Yourself (official music video)


 


The video is directed by Mike's son Dylan Tramp.
 
'Museum' is produced by Soren Andersen and recorded and mixed at Medley Studios, Copenhagen and will be released world wide August 18th (in GSA August 15th) by Target Records.

http://miketramp.dk

 
Museum tracklist:
01 Trust In Yourself
02 New World Coming
03 Down South
04 Better
05 Freedom
06 Commitment
07 And You Were Gone
08 Slave
09 Mother
10 Time For Me To Go
 
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Tue
17
Jun

ASIA RELEASE HIGH VOLTAGE LIVE SET ON FRONTIERS

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Friday, August 22, 2014
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ASIA to release a unique live document of the original line-up’s performance of the debut album in full - Out in August on Frontiers!

World Tour announced in support of the new Gravitas album!

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA newest live CD/DVD package entitled “High Voltage” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.

Recorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up (featuring Steve Howe on guitar), performing classic material from the 80’s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.

The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd, ready to hear ASIA’s eponymous debut album - the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 - performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe.  In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.

This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.

High Voltage” will be released in a glossy digi-pack CD / DVD digi-pack format with Roger Dean artwork and the track listing includes:

CD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

DVD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

               

In related news ASIA has also announced a world tour in support of the release of the brand new album GRAVITAS, introducing its newest member, guitarist Sam Coulson.

 

ASIA 2014 GRAVITAS WORLD TOUR

 

UK

Wed 6/11 Malvern UK Malvern Theatre

Thu 6/12 Holmfirth, UK Picturedrome

 

JAPAN

Tue 6/17 Nagoya, Japan Zepp

Wed 6/18 Osaka, Japan Sankei Hall Breeze

Thu 6/19 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido

Fri 6/20 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido

 

NORTH AMERICA

Thu 9/11 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall

Fri 9/12 Shirley, MA Bull Run

Sat 9/13 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino

Sun 9/14 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall

Wed 9/17 York, PA Pullo Center

Thu 9/18 State College, PA State Theater

Fri 9/19 Akron, NY Brauns Concert Cove

Sat 9/20 New York, NY BB Kings

Mon 9/22 Warrendale, PA Jergel's

Wed 9/24 Newark, OH Midland Theater

Thu 9/25 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center

Fri 9/26 New Hope, PA (Phil) Havana (Rosh Hashanah)

Sat 9/27 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sun 9/28 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Casino - Poconos

Tue 9/30 Annapolis, MD Rams Head

Wed 10/1 Annapolis, MD Rams Head

Fri 10/3 Atlanta, GA Variety Theater

Sat 10/4 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino

Sun 10/5 Franklin TN Franklin Theater

Tue 10/7 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

Wed 10/8 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater

Thu 10/9 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre

Sat 10/11 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

Mon 10/13 Tucson, AZ Fox Theater

Tue 10/14 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room

Thu 10/16 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon

Fri 10/17 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino - Rocks

Sat 10/18 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater

Sun 10/19 San Juan Capistrano Coach House

Mon 10/20 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

 

UK

Tue 10/28 Gateshead, Sage H2

Wed 10/29 Manchester, RNCM,

Thu 10/30 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Fri 10/31 Christchurch The Regent Centre

Sun 11/2 London Shepherds Bush Empire

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

For all things ASIA, please visit: www.originalasia.com

Follow ASIA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/asiatheband

 

 
Tue
17
Jun

QUEEN TO RELEASE RARE RECORDING OF LANDMARK CONCERT - QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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QUEEN TO RELEASE RARE RECORDING OF LANDMARK CONCERT
 
QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74
 
Previously unreleased first live album finally surfaces after 40 year wait.

 

New York, NY (June 16, 2014)--Sunday March 31, 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.
 
Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album. The release will come in CD, Vinyl and standard DVD or SD Blu-Ray formats available as standard releases or special limited edition sets as well as digital formats.
 
That concert, being heard live for the first time in the soon to be released Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74, marked the culmination of the band's countrywide tour, their first as headliners - hot on the heels of a tour supporting Mott the Hoople, late in 1973, on which they were widely regarded as having blown the hit band off the stage. Queen got rave reviews, almost unheard of for a support band, and it was obvious that in future they would be top of the bill. The band's momentum had been building since the release of their eponymous album in July 1973 and, following their success on the Mott tour, at the beginning of 1974 they were tipped as Band of the Year in UK music paper Disc and Music Echo.
 
Just before the March Rainbow gig, Queen performed their new single Seven Seas of Rhye on must-see UK TV music show Top of the Pops. The highly coveted slot was a lucky break - they filled in for an absent David Bowie, who was unavailable - and the band made the most of it, delivering a thrilling performance that pushed the song into the Top 10.
 
Although the group now had a first hit single under its belt, and second album Queen II had just been released to critical acclaim, many felt that playing The Rainbow was overambitious. It was the premier London venue of the time, on a par with L.A.'s Palladium and New York's Fillmore East. But the band had paid its dues, slugging it out in clubs and college halls for four years, and never doubting their own potential. The band's confidence was vindicated when the venue quickly sold out the capacity of more than 3,000 seats ' with some fans paying as much as '1.20 for a ticket!
 
Queen's performance was spectacular from the second that Freddie Mercury strutted onto the stage in his soon to become trademark white 'eagle suit', a tight -fitting number specially made for him by top fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, which featured flowing winged sleeves. He pranced and posed, capturing the audience in seconds with his extraordinary voice and stage presence, while Brian May provided the counterpoint with his remarkable and ground-breaking guitar playing. The powerful 'engine room' (as they liked to call it) of drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon completed a sound unlike anything British audiences had previously heard. Enraptured fans clapped and cheered, and gave the band a standing ovation.
 
That electrifying show was recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, co-producer of Queen's first four studio albums, and slated to be the band's third album (and debut live album) - a career defining release like James Brown's Live At The Apollo or The Who's Live At Leeds. Intended to be a recording that captured the magic of a live band firing on all cylinders, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 would undoubtedly have been a big success. But Queen's ferocious creative momentum produced a stack of new songs begging to be recorded and instead of releasing the live album the band went into the studio to record what was to become 1974's breakthrough album, Sheer Heart Attack.  As a result the already completed Rainbow live album was shelved and consigned to the archives.
 
Later in 1974 Queen had their first chart-topping single, Killer Queen, which encapsulated their brand of driving rock and clever lyrics. It appeared on Sheer Heart Attack, which was released in the autumn, was a massive hit and remains to this day many fans' favourite Queen album. To celebrate this success and crown a remarkable year, Queen returned to The Rainbow in November 1974 for two sell-out gigs that were even more spectacular than the one in March.  These concerts included the typically flamboyant performance of Now I'm Here with which they had been wowing audiences on the tour. It featured Freddie apparently appearing in a spotlight on opposite sides of the stage almost simultaneously. The concerts received massive acclaim from fans and critics alike, and won over many who had until then doubted the band's potential. In this year, Queen also undertook their first concerts in Australia, USA, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
 
Now, a remarkable 40 years later, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 has finally surfaced from the archives, providing an invaluable record of emerging superstars demonstrating their talent.
 
Queen, Virgin Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 8, 2014 (UK on Virgin Records) and September 9, 2014 (US through Hollywood Records) in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard. These range from a standard two CD package, a DVD, an SD Blu-ray, a gate-fold double vinyl (including an audio reproduction of the aforementioned original live album), a quadruple vinyl boxed set, to a super deluxe collector's edition. This comprehensive and fascinating package includes two CDs, a DVD and Blu-Ray, a 60 page hardback book containing many rare photographs, and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir programme and poster, as well as material from the band members' personal archives. (Full details of the various packages which will be released can be found at the end of this release).  Vinyl and super deluxe formats are released as limited editions.
 
These recordings capture Queen at that time in all their glory: the dramatic stage presence, the highly original self-penned repertoire of songs, high-energy performances coupled with stunning melodic and harmonic content, and the uncompromising perfectionist approach to every aspect of their performance which is still maintained to this day.
 
Queen dazzled their audiences in 1974 with an unforgettable show delivered with a skill and confidence which belied their youth.  The tape machines were rolling, capturing the highly electric performances.  Now, to mark the 40th anniversary of these legendary shows, here, finally, is Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - lovingly restored, edited, mixed and digitally mastered, and including much footage never previously seen. It is a collection every Queen fan will want to possess.
 
Queen will be touring North America, Asia and Australia this summer with virtuoso vocalist Adam Lambert. The tour kicks off June 19th at Chicago's United Center. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at queenonline.com.
 
 
QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74  - Package details
 
Package one
One CD featuring the November show
 
Package two
Two CD digi-pack, with one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
 
Package three
DVD or SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four 'bonus' tracks from March
 
Package four (released in North America only)
SD Blu-Ray & CD combo box
 
Package five
2 Vinyl - Limited edition gate-fold double vinyl package, with one LP featuring an audio reproduction of the original March show live album and the other LP featuring highlights from the November show.
 
Package six
4 Vinyl - Limited edition four vinyl LP boxed set, two LPs featuring the March show and two featuring the November show
 
Package seven
Super Deluxe Box - Limited edition Super Deluxe lidded boxed set package containing:
1)     Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
2)     A DVD and SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four 'bonus' tracks from March
3)     A 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo. A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included.
4)     Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian's parents)
5)     A reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
6)     A reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
7)     Two button badges ' reproductions of items available at the concert
8)     A reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
9)     A reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models.
10)  A reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert
 
Queen Live at the Rainbow will also be available as one disc and two disc eAlbum.
 
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - track listings:
 
One CD:
 

                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
Two CD digi-pack & four vinyl LP boxed set:
 
                                    CD 1
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Father To Son
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Son And Daughter
                  5.              Guitar Solo
                  6.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  7.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  8.              Great King Rat
                  9.              The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
                  10.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  11.           Drum Solo
                  12.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  13.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  14.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  15.           Jailhouse Rock (Medley)
                                    Stupid Cupid (Medley)
                                    Be Bop A Lula (Medley)
                  16.           Liar
                  17.           See What A Fool I've Been
 
                                    CD 2
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
Standard DVD and SD Blu-Ray:
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
                                    BONUS TRACKS
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Son And Daughter
                  2.              Guitar Solo
                  3.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  4.              Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
 
Double Vinyl LP Package:
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Father To Son
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Son And Daughter
                  5.              Guitar Solo
                  6.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  7.              Keep Yourself Alive
                  8.              Drum Solo
                  9.              Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  10.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  11.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  12.           Liar
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  4.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  5.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  6.              Killer Queen
                  7.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  8.              Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  9.              Stone Cold Crazy
                  10.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
 
 
 
Some fascinating (and noteworthy) facts about Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74:
 
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, (from Queen II) was inspired by a painting by Richard Dadd (1817-1886) which now hangs in the Tate Gallery, having been donated to the gallery by war poet Siegfried Sassoon. The song is by far the most significant song on the Rainbow project in terms of rarity. The March 31st show was the last time Queen performed it in concert and this is the only known live recording of the song. The track's appearance on this package is likely to be the biggest surprise on the set.
 
Great King Rat and Modern Times Rock'n'Roll (from the first album), See What A Fool I've Been (the non-album B-side of Seven Seas of Rhye) and Flick of the Wrist (from Sheer Heart Attack), are also included on an official Queen live product for the first time. 
 
The November show was released in part (not full) on the 1992 VHS, part of the little-known Box of Tricks package, but the March show has never been officially released.
 
On the 1992 VHS Liar and Keep Yourself Alive (from first album), Father To Son (from Queen II) and Jailhouse Rock only featured in part, whereas now on Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 they are full versions for the first time. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Flick Of The Wrist, Seven Seas of Rhye and Big Spender (all from November) were NOT on the VHS video, so this is the first time they have emerged.
 
The following 15 songs from March and November Rainbow 1974 concerts have never appeared on any official Queen live album before (this excludes video): Procession, Father to Son, Ogre Battle, Son and Daughter, White Queen, Great King Rat, The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Liar, See What A Fool I've Been, Flick of the Wrist, In the Lap of the Gods (not to be confused with In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited), The March of the Black Queen, Bring Back that Leroy Brown and Stone Cold Crazy. 

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Mon
16
Jun

MIKE TRAMP LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING OPUS

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Friday, August 15, 2014
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Mike Tramp will release his new solo album MUSEAM August 15. 

Today he launched the firts single/video fro the album with this message: "Back in Hollywood. Left Arizona at 6am this morning after 3 hours of sleep just wanted to get on with the day. Had a blast last night, was really great to be back on stage. Thanks for all the Fathers Day thoughts, now if my kids could do the same then I guess all would be good. Anyway it's been two years since I recorded "Cobblestone street" and a year and a bit more since it was released. Now it becomes my previous album as we are getting ready for "Museum" soon. So without any further delay. Here is the first single "Trust in yourself". Video directed by my son Dylan Tramp, thanks blue, dad loves you. Enjoy, Tramp."

See the video "Trust In Yourself" here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=792568287450122&fref=nf

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Mon
16
Jun

GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHON'S TRACK 'SERENITY' IS TOP 5 AT US CLASSIC ROCK RADIO

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHON'S TRACK 'SERENITY' IS TOP 5 AT US CLASSIC ROCK RADIO
 
SCH'N GIVES AWAY FREE TRACK TO FANS; CONTEST TO WIN SIGNED SIGNATURE PRS GUITAR ANNOUNCED

 
Guitar legend Neal Schon is enjoying great success at US Classic Rock radio with his track 'Serenity.'  'Serenity' is comfortably seated in the Top 5 and has risen as high as #2, alongside such mainstays as Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers; the song has been on the charts for 8 weeks.  Check out the lyric video here.  'Serenity' is taken from Neal Schon's latest album SO U, a jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album featuring Sch'n, bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline).  The three musicians split vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee's songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.  The album is available now via iTunes, Amazon and via the Journey online store
 
Of SO U, Ultimate Classic Rock raved, '"SO U stands tall as one of the finest albums that Neal Schon has released to date. The combination of Schon with Deen Castronovo and Marco Mendoza is a potent triple threat which delivers on every level. With nine tracks spread over 51 minutes, SO U never overstays its welcome and the typically diverse blend of material will strongly resonate with fans of Schon's previous work, most notably Santana and Journey. I'll be standing by and waiting for a sequel." 
 
In other news, Neal Schon is giving away the title track 'So U' as a free download to fans who subscribe to his email list.  He has also announced a contest to win a signed signature PRS guitar to the best video submission for the track 'So U.'  Visit www.schonmusic.com for more information.
 
Never one to sit still for long, Neal Schon is currently on the road for an extensive summer tour with Journey.  He will next record and tour with his legendary mentor Carlos Santana and original Santana band members Gregg Rollie, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve.  Schon's forthcoming solo effort, tentatively entitled VORTEX, is nearing completion and he is helping to organize an all-star cast of musicians for the recording of a benefit album of songs by Sting and The Police to help raise awareness for global child slavery.  He will also appear on the album.
 
Best known as the 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 45 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 his native state's Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013.   Along with Journey band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, Schon is responsible for co-writing 'Don't Stop Believin',' the 20th century's most downloaded song.  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 Sch'n 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 Sch'n Signature Model Custom Les Paul' guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Sch'n LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
 
 
For more information please visit: www.schonmusic.com

 

 

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Mon
16
Jun

NEW SLASH TRACK PREMIERS ONLINE

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
UNLEASH FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK
WORLD ON FIRE
 

SONG AVAILABLE ON iTUNES TODAY HERE

NEW ALBUM
WORLD ON FIRE
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16

 


 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group have revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

7/9

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

 

Thu

7/10

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

 

Fri

7/11

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

 

Sun

7/13

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

 

Wed

7/16

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

7/20

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

 

Tue

7/22

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

 

Fri

7/25

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

7/26

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

 

Wed

7/30

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

8/1

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

 

Sat

8/2

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Fri

8/8

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

 

Wed

8/13

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

8/15

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

 

Sat

8/16

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

Tue

8/19

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

 

Fri

8/22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

 

Mon

8/25

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Thu

8/28

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

8/29

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Sun

8/31

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

 

Wed

9/3

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

 

Sat

9/6

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

 

Tue

9/9

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Fri

9/12

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014www.slashonline.com.

 

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: 

http://slashonline.com
https://twitter.com/#!/slash
https://www.facebook.com/Slash
http://www.youtube.com/slash 

MSO Press Releases & Photos:
http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/slash/

 

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Jun

LOVERBOY'S UNFINISHED BUSINESS OUT JULY 15

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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The new LOVERBOY album "Unfinished Business" is out July 15 and a formal press release is due any day now.

Track listing:

Fire Me Up

Counting the Nights

Ain't Such A Bad Thing

Come Undone

Slave

What Makes You So Special

War Bride

Doin' It The Hardway

You Play The Star

Crack Of The Whip

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Jun

KINGDRAGON REVEAL NEW LINEUP & VIDEO

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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After the amazing reviews of their debut album 'HIDE THE SUN' from the worldwide press, Greek Hard Rockers KINGDRAGON are back with a new line up, new videoclip and their 2 first confirmed tour dates for 2014/15!

"With a great pleasure we're happy to announce our new drummer George Joe Papazoglou [Saint n’ Sinners (Tribute Whitesnake band)] and our new bass player Gus Nichoritis (ex-Bound Affairs) ...!!!

We also feel proud to announce our second official Videoclip 'MAN OF YESTERDAY' which has been directed by Bob Katsionis [Progressive Vision Group (PVG)]."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/zz0-dRdYg-o

Confirmed Shows:

12th September - Eightball Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
13th September - Polinerooock Festival V, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

More details on their updated official website: http://www.kingdragon.gr

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Fri
13
Jun

STEVE PERRY JOINS THE EELS ON STAGE IN LOS ANGELES

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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After Eels' triumphant performance at L.A.'s Orpheum Theater last night concluded with a five-song encore, including Nilsson's "Turn on Your Radio," the band was joined by Journey's legendary one-time lead vocalist Steve Perry, who has joined them on several dates of their current tour after decades of avoiding the stage.
 
The interesting thing about this guy is, he walked away from it all 20 years ago," observed Eels leader Mark Oliver "E" Everett, addressing the crowd from the stage, "and then in Minneapolis, he came back to sing with us. Then he walked away again, and six days later in Washington, D.C., he came back again. And then he walked away again. Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time anywhere in 12 days -- and the first time in L.A. in 20 years -- please welcome Steve Perry!"
 
"It's been so goddamn long," said Perry to the audience. "I gotta thank the Eels for inviting me out here -- the best band that any singer could want. I met E because of a friend of mine, Patty [Jenkins, director of Monster]. She burnt me a CD of Daisies of the Galaxy, and I told Patty, 'Someday I want to sing that song.'" Then Perry and Eels performed the Eels tune, "It's a Motherf---er." "Steve motherf---in' Perry! He IS a motherf---er," exulted E, who then joined Perry in a superb rendition of Sam Cooke's "Only 16," which morphed into a bit of Journey's "Open Arms."
 
"Steve, what about trying one you haven't done in a long time?" asked E. "You did that one 11 days ago."
 
STORY: Steve Perry Performs For the First Time Since 1995 in Surprise Appearance (Video)
 
"How about this one?" said Perry. "I wrote this one in LA, then I joined this band called Journey, moved to San Francisco, and we finished it up ithere, and changed 'L.A.' to 'the Bay.'" Dancing like a man at least 20 years younger than his 65 years, Perry rocked out on "Lights (When the Lights Go Down in the City)," nimbly leaping over the microphone cords perilously snaked around the stage, turning his back on the audience to groove with Eels drummer Knuckles (Derek Brown), then facing the audience to hit the high trills flawlessly, yet with a new rasp in his voice sounding just a bit like E himself.
 
"The 'cit-ee' is L.A.!" shouted E.
 
"Here's another," said Perry. "I was 18, working as an assistant engineer in a music studio... I'm out of breath! I guess I haven't done this enough lately to get in shape. Anyway, I was 18, and this girl pulls up in a Corvette with a guy, and they were mackin' it up -- tongue and shit! She denied it. So I wrote a song about it, and it went like this." Perry then launched into "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'," putting his hand to his ear to make the audience sing along (rather well) with the "na na na na" chorus. When he hit the high notes, he sounded like Minnie Riperton on testosterone.
 
At a party after the show, Knuckles said, "We've been bugging him to perform for years. He came to our rehearsals, we'd play a Journey song, and he'd say, 'Oh, guys, I'm not gonna do that.' He's a sweet guy we're happy to play with, not just because he's Steve Perry, but also 'cause he's a buddy."
"He does 'It's a Motherf---er' completely different," said E. "When I sing it without him, I feel like I'm just like basically talking."
 
"Listen, I've done the 20-year hermit thing, and it's overrated," said Perry. "Why now? It's a long story, but it has to do with a lot of changes in my life, including losing my girlfriend a year ago, and her wish to hear me sing again." Writer Joel Stein, who plays croquet with Perry and Eels, said, "I know she had cancer."
Jon Hamm, a friend of Eels, said, "You've got to remember, Steve's in his 60s -- it's a pretty impressive performance. It was really nice to hear that voice again."
 
"When he sang 'Only 16,' the hairs stood up on my head," said Eels guitarist and trumpet player P-Boo (Mike Sawitzke). "He sounds better with a rasp, more mature and grown-up."
 
But all members of Eels' croquet circle urge the public to stop believing in Perry as a croquet player. "He was bad," said Stein. "His croquet nickname was 'Hacksaw' or 'Chainsaw.'"
 
As an Eels singer, however, Perry shows distinct promise. "I passed the audition!" he said.
 
 
 

 

 
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DAKOTA TO RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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After a hiatus of 11 years, Dakota is back in the studio recording a brand new album, titled 'The Long Road Home'. Original band members Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly has joined up with John Lorance, Eli Hludzik and various guest artists to record the new album at SI Studios, Pennsylvania. Two years in the making, 'The Long Road Home' is a culmination of countless hours of work and passion poured into a project that is close to the band's heart. The last few tracks are currently being completed and final mix and master will follow within the next month or two. We hope all our loyal fans world-wide will soon once again enjoy the music of Dakota. Below is a couple of soundbites from the new album. We hope you enjoy! Please share on social media and check back for news and updates regarding the album.

Regards Jerry Hludzik & Bill Kelly.

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13
Jun

DAVID COVERDALE ASKS FOR PATIENCE

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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From whitesnake.com ~ David Coverdale 2014-05-29 

Good Morning, All...I see there's all kinds of interesting posts & some 'demands' about whom I should work with...As always, I sincerely thank you All for your generosity, but, with all due respect, I'll be making the decision who the band & I are going to work with...It's a very simple process...I guarantee it will be a very gifted guitarist who plays great & sings great, works well in a team, someone who appreciates Whitesnake music & a player whom we feel will help us take Whitesnake to the next level in as many ways as possible...without unnecessary distractions.

I hope you can appreciate this fact. We've had an amazing array of exceptionally gifted musicians who have applied for the gig. Once again, we are in such awe that so many talented people want to play Whitesnake music with us. We're very close to making our decision & we'll let you ALL know when the time is right & hopefully, whomever it is, you will give them the same chance, the same support as you've given our new musicians before. I wish You & Yours all the best, & I offer my sincere gratitude for all the support you give us through rain & shine...Love & LIGHT to You & Yours...DC

Ohh...I almost forgot...we're deep into the pre production of the new WS project, which is so exciting to me, it's beyond words...:)

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ADRENALIN RUSH RELEASE THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT ON FRONTIERS IN AUGUST

Friday, August 22, 2014
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SWEDEN’S HOTTEST MELODIC ROCK SENSATION

RELEASE THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT ON FRONTIERS IN AUGUST

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated ADRENALINE RUSH self-titled debut album on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.

Fronted by the gorgeous and talented Tåve Wanning (formerly part of the platinum selling Teen-Pop duo Peaches), ADRENALINE RUSH promises to fire up the international rock scene with their lethal dose of heavy guitars, infectious hooks and full blown R n’ R attitude! The musicians completing the line-up were hand-picked from bands around Stockholm, all having different backgrounds and each of them an important piece of the puzzle.

The debut album was recorded and written under the direction of producer Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T) and features 11 energetic, live-oriented tracks with strong melodies and powerful riffs. The modern production keeps the spirit of the 1980´s alive and should appeal to fans of bands like Danger Danger, Vixen, Dokken, Warrant, Treat and Crazy Lixx.

“We want to entertain and be the soundtrack of the party - it’s all about foot-stomping, head-banging tracks that make you want to get up and dance and drive your car much too fast. My favorite track other than the single Change is Playin’ to Win, it always gets me in a good mood. Making this record with Erik was a wild ride and I hope you will ENJOY THE RUSH!” – Tåve.

Frontiers launched ADRENALINE RUSH with the digital release of the first single “Change” in late April. The track can be downloaded via this link from iTunes www.smarturl.it/adrenalinesingleit or listened to via streaming services like Spotify or Deezer.

 

The single was followed by an EPK that can be seen at http://youtu.be/AnMPo1zATlE

The band then went on to play the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan where their dynamic performance left a lasting impression on the attending rockers.

Everything is now finally in place for the release of the album and the band is ready to take the show on the road with this killer new release!

Adrenaline Rush” track list: Black n’ Blue; Change; Generation Left Behind; Girls Gone Wild; When We’re Gone; Want it All; Too Young to Die; Oh Yeah!; No No No; Playin’ to Win; Hit You Like a Rock.

Weblinks:
www.adrenalinerush.se
www.facebook.com/adrenalinerushofficial

Tave Wanning - lead vocals

Marcus Johansson – drums

Soufian Ma'Aoui - bass, vocals

Alexander Hagman - guitar, vocals

Ludvig Turner - lead guitar, vocals

 
Fri
13
Jun

BOMBAY BLACK ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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Attention Bombay Black fans- today we would like to announce that we are saying good-bye to our "Beast". Original drummer Rob McCauley is retiring from life on the road with Bombay Black. With his oldest son making quite a name for himself on the national BMX race circuit,  along with running his many business ventures, he has decided to concentrate his efforts toward his family.  As much as we will miss him, Rob races BMX as well so we still get to watch him kick some ass - but now on the track instead of the stage. We wish him the best and hope that you will all take the time to do the same. Don't be surprised to see Rob hanging out with the band at the occasional tour stop. (He still knows how to parallel park that tour bus better than any of our regular pack of drivers.) 

As you can imagine, finding a replacement was not easy.  Enter Barry Whaley.  With over twenty years experience swinging sticks Barry has played on over 2 dozen different projects as a studio musician and has toured with several bands including Burning Cold, Lost And Labeled and Freakshow. Welcome Barry to the Bombay Black family and come meet him on tour this summer. Things are really starting to heat up in the Bombay Black camp, the new album Walk Of Shame will be going on pre sale Monday June 23rd. Stay tuned for a look at the album artwork and the first song to be released soon!
 

 
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13
Jun

NORWAY'S VALERIE ARE SET TO RELEASE "DANGEROUS" EP ON JUNE 16

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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Norway's Valerie are set to release "Dangerous" EP on June 16

On June 16, Valerie are releasing their brand new EP "Dangerous", which will be available for purchase through www.valerie.no, www.facebook.com/valerieband, iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby among others. And is now available for pre-order.

The EP, which is limited to 500 copies only, consists of the AOR-driven single Night After Night  along unreleased Hearts On the Line and the title track Dangerous. Two tracks that will not be featured on Valerie's upcoming second album, which is set to be released later this year.

"Dangerous" offers punch, big hair, melody and hard rocking guitars that may just be the coolest thing coming out of Norway this year.  And according to Mosvhille Times "Valerie are doing a damn good job in making sure this genre lives on!"

Valerie formed in Arendal, a small town in southern Norway, in 2011. Known for their big sing-along choruses, old-skool vibe and hooks, Valerie are often compared to infamous 80s rock bands like Ratt and Dokken, or even Danger Danger. Their fist album was released in June 2012 though Hellish Records, and according to Hard Rock Haven's Mark Allen " [Valerie] sounds like hair metal, looks like hair metal, and is possessed by the same pop-metal spirit that defined the burgeoning Sunset Strip scene back in the 80s.

The first single Night After Night can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9atHKZ6m6I

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Fri
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Jun

7TH HEAVEN RELEASE "SPECTRUM" - 20 NEW TRACKS

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Friday, June 13, 2014
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7th heaven released "Spectrum". 

A 20 song feel-good CD of various Pop/Rock songs, with elements of Alternative, Dance, Country and Hip-Hip sprinkled throughout. This CD will transcend generations with the ability to touch numerous emotions and connecting lyrics.
 
"I personally feel this is the best CD we have made as a band.  It really showcases the talents of all 5 band members and their contribution to the final product will definitely be heard.  I am very pleased with the songs on this CD and I personally ask that each and every one of you give it a spin.  If you like the CD, I ask that you tell others about it.  In a world where we have so much negative influence everywhere, I am proud that this CD is a positive influence and will hopefully touch a emotion, as it did to myself working on it.  I want to thank my band members for putting in a great effort towards this CD, especially Keith.  I also want to give a shout-out to our original singer, Tony DiGiulio, for helping with writing some of the songs with us. 
Enjoy this great CD" - Richard Hofherr/7th heaven

 
Established in Pop-Rock, 7th heaven is from a 5-member Chicago act. 7th heaven plays over 250 shows a year, has sold tens of thousands of CDs, has a Worldwide fan base and plays to over one million people each year.
 
In 2011, 7th heaven charted three products on the Billboard Charts, and went #1 in the Chicago Region for four straight weeks. 
 
In 2012, 7th heaven charted again on the Billboard Charts, and went #1 in the Chicago Region for seven straight weeks. 

7th heaven has been able to develop their own unique brand of rock music that proves that the fundamentals of great pop rock song still ring true with their new release "Spectrum"
 
Track Listing:
1. Stoplight
2. It's You
3. Dance In The Rain
4. In The City
5. Living In Danger
6. Once In A Lifetime
7. We Live Life Young
8. Magic
9. Are We Up
10. When You Say My Name
11. Walk Another Mile
12. Join The Party
13. I'm Your Addict
14. Livin Life
15. Holding My Breath For You
16. Last Chance
17. Illusion
18. Until The Day I Die
19. Heads Or Tails
20. Jump Start

Band:

Keith Semple - Lead Vocals
Richard Hofherr - Lead Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Nick Cox - Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Mark Kennetz - Bass, Vocals
Michael Mooshey - Drums

Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by: Richard Hofherr

Buy A Copy Here:  Direct from Band (Worldwide)  *  iTunes  *  Amazon.com (U.S.)
Hear the entire CD Here: Soundcloud
Check out 7th heaven at - 7thheavenband.com

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12
Jun

METAL GUITAR VIRTUOSO, XANDER DEMOS RECORDING NEW "SOLO" ALBUM

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos has begun recording a new "solo" mostly instrumental album. The newly titled Runways And Waterways is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album, Guitarcadia. A late 2014 release is expected.

 

June 11, 2014 - PITTSBURGH, PA. -- Metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos, best known for his work with James Rivera's Sabbath Judas Sabbath and his own debut collection of guitar gymnastic "Master-shreds," Guitarcadia, has begun recording his much-anticipated "solo" follow-up release to that album.  Like Guitarcadia, the newly titled, Runways and Waterways (formerly referred to as The Runway Obsession) will be a collection of 10 tracks, including two vocal tracks and two cover songs.  A late 2014 release is expected. 

Xander issued this statement a couple of days ago: "It's June 9th and this is the official announcement: My second solo record is underway as of today. The follow-up to my Guitarcadia album is called Runways and Waterways and it will follow a similar pattern to my first CD. One of the first tracks is getting it's rhythm tracks done right now... sooo, I'm marking this day as "Day 1"... I guarantee it won't take as long as Guitarcadia did, but it will feature some really cool songs and great guests. In the words of the Joker... "and here we................go!"

Meanwhile, Xander and his band, XDB are in the midst of recording their first "band" project, Dancing Through Daggers.  The band is opening for metal legends, Stryper on June 12th, in Pittsburgh. XDB will be performing at Skull Fest and Rock N' Skull, where they will also be backing Shawn Pelata (Line of Fire) and John Elefante (Kansas.)  Xander is also 
continuing his busy press blitz.

Xander Demos is a rock and metal guitarist, based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has performed and recorded with James Rivera (Helstar, Malice,) Sabbath Judas Sabbath, Liberty N’ Justice, Ged Rylands’ Rage Of Angels, Modern Superstar, and others. His debut album, Guitarcadia was mixed by CJ Snare of Firehouse. The title track from the upcoming XDB release, Dancing Through Daggers was mixed by JK Northrup of King Kobra fame. Xander will appear in the upcoming movie release, Hair I Go Again. For more information, visit http://www.xanderdemos.com.

 

 
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MOTORHEAD TO REISSUE 21ST STUDIO ALBUM 'AFTERSHOCK' WITH LIVE BONUS DISC ON 7/29

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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MOTORHEAD TO REISSUE 21ST STUDIO ALBUM 'AFTERSHOCK' WITH LIVE BONUS DISC ON 7/29

June 11th 2014 - Iconic hard rock band Mot'rhead will reissue it's 21st studio album 'Aftershock' via UDR/Mot'rhead Music on July 29th in North America under the title 'Aftershock - Tour Edition'. The album was produced by longtime producer Cameron Webb (Megadeth, Disturbed). The expanded edition will contain a Bonus Live CD (also recorded by Webb), consisting of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances in early 2014.

In further celebration of the reissue, UDR/Mot'rhead Music will be releasing a video for the song "Lost Woman Blues" filmed live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for the upcoming European festivals. The song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Mot'rhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish. The video is set to premier on VH1 Classic on July 7th.

'Aftershock' proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Mot'rhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

'Aftershock' Track Listing:

Heartbreaker
Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust and Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen of the Damned
Knife
Keep Your Powder Dry
Paralyzed

Bonus Live CD Track Listing

Damage Case                
Stay Clean 
I Know How To Die                    
Metropolis                      
Over The Top                  
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch   
Rock It                              
Lost Woman Blues        
Doctor Rock                    
Just `Cos You Got The Power        
Going To Brazil                                   
Killed By Death               
Ace Of Spades               
Overkill                            

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialmotorhead

Twitter: www.twitter.com/myMotorhead

Official: www.imotorhead.com

 
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STATE OF SALAZAR GOING "ALL THE WAY" WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON FRONTIERS IN AUGUST

Friday, August 22, 2014
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STATE OF SALAZAR GOING "ALL THE WAY" WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON FRONTIERS IN AUGUST
 
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Swedish melodic rockers STATE OF SALAZAR debut album entitled “All the Way” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.
 
STATE OF SALAZAR came to the attention of Frontiers A&R dept after the release of their debut EP ”Lost my Way” in the summer of 2012. Reviews spread fast in magazines and blogs and created a flood of praise from all over the world during a very short period: “This is something that can grow really big.” “...State Of Salazar will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the genre.” “…this EP is an extremely polished piece of art...” “The performances and the production are superb…”
 
With bands such as Toto, Queen, Journey, Survivor and especially Bill Conti and Vince DiCola (Rocky IV’s "Training Montage" writer and performer) in their influences list, STATE OF SALAZAR have indeed a lot to prove. They handle all this pressure with their heads held high since it is a quintet with great musicians! All members – Marcus Nygren, vocals, Johan Thuresson, guitars, Johannes Hansson, bass, Kristian Brun, drums and Stefan Mårtenson, keyboards – have extensive live and studio experience. In other words, these guys know what they are doing and they already showed it to the unsuspecting public of the first Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan where they took the audience by surprise with their “feel good” Melodic Rock music.
 
“I feel that I’ve developed my songwriting a lot since the songs for the EP” says singer Marcus Nygren. “However everyone of us put his own personality on the musical performances on the album and every single detail has been worked with and we sound like a band who took it All The Way!”.
 
“More than a year of hard work from everyone involved, made it possible for us to develop our sound and actually find out who we are, musically as a group” adds bassist Johannes Hansson. “From epic synths, angelic choirs and guitar soundscapes to unison low E-string riffs we've allowed ourselves to indulge what we want the music to say without having to adapt. Believe me when I say that big things are coming in 2014”, concludes guitarist Johan Thuresson.
 
STATE OF SALAZAR is therefore ready to show the world that they are definitely not a retro band, or a walk down memory lane. They write songs and play music that strives forward and not backwards. Their songwriting, arranging and instrumental performance show that this is a band that wants to develop and give its contribution to the Melodic Rock genre.
 
Get a taste of things to come watching the band’s EPK via this link:  http://youtu.be/JHcQ8kT1MVU
 
All the Way” will include the following tracks:
I Believe In You; Field of Dreams; All the Way; Love of My Life; Eat Your Heart Out; Time to Say Goodbye; Marie; Let Me Love; Catastrophe; Always; Adrian; End of Time.
 
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RIK PRIEM'S PRIME PRESENT 'BABYLON RISING' VIDEO

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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RIK PRIEM's PRIME present 'Babylon Rising', the first video taken from their brand new debut album
 

Belgian guitar player Rik Priem and his high profile band have completed the work on their debut video for the stomping Heavy Rocker 'Babylon Rising'.
The song is taken from the bands self-titled debut album, which was released on May 23rd 2014 on CD and as digital download through Avenue Of Allies.
 
Rik invited his band mates Carsten 'Lizard' Schulz (lead vocals), Vincent De Laat (bass), Geert Margodt (keyboards) and Rami Ali (drums) to his home country Belgium,
where the video was shot at the B52 Club in Eernegem in May 2014 with the help of Andy Maelstaf, Daniel Winne and Steve Claeys.
 
Direct video link : http://youtu.be/ApihMoiW5_4
 
The album which was produced by Steffen Seeger (Iain Ashley Hersey, Midnite Club) and mixed and mastered by Rolf Munkes (Dead End Heroes, Empire, Razorback, Tony Martin)
continues to receive great feedback from the international media around the world:
 
AOR Heaven (GER): 'A well done affair for 80s metal lovers'
Danger Dog (USA): 'Solid mixture of classic hard rock and metal with a touch of the neo-classical'
Power OF Metal (DK): 'The quality level is way above average'One of the strongest debut albums I've heard this year''
Rock Report (BE): 'Energetic heavy rock full of hooks from Priem and great vocals from Schulz'
Metal Temple (IL): 'Sincere recommendation if you are a true fan of Melodic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal' Satisfaction guaranteed!'
Metal Underground (AUT): 'With a lot of originality the band has created a very convincing masterpiece'
The Mayfair Mall Zine (UK): 'Priem is a great guitar player, but unlike some guitarists, he doesn't hog the limelight. This release is more along the Axel Rudi Pell guitar driven albums rather than say a Malmsteen, great stuff!'
Spirit Of Metal (F): 'If you want killer riffs, pounding rhythms, intelligent and solid compositions combined with catchy hooks, then the 13 songs from Rik Priem's Prime are for you'
 
 

RIK PRIEM'S PRIME on the web:
www.mrcool.be
www.facebook.com/RIK.PRIEM.S.PRIME
www.facebook.com/rik.priem
 

 

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DIANA WARNER DESIGNS ROCK TO THE RESCUE JEWELRY COLLECTION WITH STYX

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Diana Warner Designs Rock To The Rescue Jewelry Collection With Styx
 
 
June 10, 2014 -- Fashion designer Diana Warner (www.dianawarnerstudio.com) has partnered with legendary rock band STYX to support Rock to the Rescue (R2R, www.rocktotherescue.net) with a brand new jewelry collection.  
 
Rock To The Rescue is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded in 2002 by STYX and REO Speedwagon to help victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Playing a series of benefit concerts that included friends such as Bad Company, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kansas and others, Rock to the Rescue was an effort that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the support of families who had lost loved ones to the 9/11 tragedy. Realizing the power of these efforts, STYX and REO went on to play shows to benefit additional causes such as music education for children, and continued to engage in charitable giving in communities around the country.
 
Diana Warner's partnership with and love for STYX along with her desire to help others made this collaboration a perfect fit. “I have to like something before I support something. I love that R2R focuses on America. Here’s a major rock n ’roll band whose focus is on needs that exist in this country, and they’re doing something about it,” stated Warner.
 
Diana Warner has created four signature pieces for the R2R Collection: a ring, pendant, earrings, and a charm that perfectly capture the Diana Warner aesthetic while paying homage to an edgy, rock and roll fashion sensibility.
 
The Diana Warner brand is also focused on philanthropic initiatives and R2R is the perfect partner for a designer with such a profound passion for both community outreach and music. The R2R collection is sold at Diana Warner stores located in Knoxville and NYC, and online at www.dianawarnerstudio.com.
 
Each year, STYX has tour dates in over 100 cities across North America and in each city, the band choses a local, grassroots organization to support. In 2013 R2R raised over $100,000 for the One Boston Fund after the Boston marathon bombings as well as over $400,000 for Midwest cities ravaged by tornadoes. To date R2R has raised and donated over $1.5 M. Hannah Shaw, daughter of STYX lead singer Tommy Shaw, is executive director of R2R.
 
The R2R collection will be available at www.dianawarnerstudio.com as well as at select authorized Diana Warner retailers.
 
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OVERDRIVE'S 30 YEARS OF SWORDS AND AXES

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Swedish heavy metal band OVERDRIVE celebrate the 30 year anniversary of second album 'Swords And Axes'. The band played the Muskelrock Festival last month and will now bring the weapons to Japan! Two shows have been booked, at Birth Shinjuku in Tokyo on August 15 and Club Zeela in Osaka on August 17. More shows in Sweden are also currently being booked.
- It's funny, playing in Japan was always one of our goals back in the eighties, and now, thirty years later, we're finally playing there, says guitarist Janne Stark.
The band, formed in 1980, still features four of the five original members. However, original singer Pelle Thuresson is now handling the bass, while the the band's lead singer, Per Lengstedt (Portrait, ex-Unchained) joined in 2003. To commemorate the anniversary the band plays mostly material from the first two albums, and Pelle does share some of the lead vocal duties with Per handling the bass. OVERDRIVE released one EP and two albums before disbanding in 1985. After the re-union in 2003 the band has made several releases such as 'Ressurected', 'Let The Metal Do The Talking' and 'Angelmaker'. Later in 2014 High Roller Records will also release a vinyl re-issue of the debut 'Metal Attack' featuring an extra LP of old demo tracks never before released on vinyl. A new album is also in the pre-production stages, slated for a 2015 release. The line-up features Per 'PerilOz' Lengstedt: vocals, Janne Stark: guitar, Kjell Jacobsson: guitar, Pelle Thuresson: bass and Kenta Svensson: drums.

Discography: 'Reflexions' (MLP), 'Metal Attack' (LP/CD), Swords And Axes (LP/CD), Mission Of Destruction ' Live (CD), Overdrive (7'), Resurrected (MCD), Let The Metal Do The Talking (CD/LP), Angelmaker (CD), The Angelmaker's Daughter (LP)

Fan shoot from the Muskelrock Festival, featuring Pelle on lead vocals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syGrKJ-QJFE
www.facebook.com/OverdriveMetal
Contact: booking@overdrive.se

 

 
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HIGHWAY DREAM SIGN WITH STREET SYMPHONIES RECORDS

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Highway Dream sign with Street Symphonies Records

Hard rockers Highway Dream inked a deal with Street Symphonies Records to publish their debut album "Wonderful Race", recorded by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff Studios (Isorella, Brescia, Italy). Highway Dream is a band of rockers, a band of dreamers' their music is hard as a rock, remembering the best songs of '80s american rock, mixed with fantasy and Italian style! The of Isabella's amazing voice, Roberto's sleaze guitar, Gabriele's strong bass and Massimo's explosive drums are the perfect mix for a great band and great live shows!

Line-up:

Isabella Gorni, vocals
Roberto Zoppi, guitar
Gabriele Frosi,  bass
Massimo Agliardi, drums

Web:

www.highwaydream.it
www.facebook.com/highwaydream?ref=ts&fref=ts
www.streetsymphonies.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Street-Symphonies/152737941430755

 
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Jun

THE WHO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF QUADROPHENIA

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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THE WHO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF QUADROPHENIA

WITH THE RELEASE OF

'QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON' DVD ON JUNE 10, 2014

Filmed At Wembley Arena On July 8, 2013
 

 

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London's Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.

Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band's dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of 'The Real Me,' 'The Punk And The Godfather,' 'Doctor Jimmy' and a powerful performance of 'Love Reign O'er Me.' With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today's advanced technology in sound, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for '5:15,' and Keith Moon for his signature song 'Bell Boy.' In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as 'Pinball Wizard,' 'Who Are You,' 'You Better You Bet,' 'Baba O'Riley,' 'Won't Get Fooled Again' and 'Tea & Theatre,' from their 2006 release Endless Wire,' with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.

 
QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector's Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray' and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Audio'.  Extras include a 6' Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page book with liner notes and photos, all housed in a 10' metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

 
QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray', standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Audio'.

Based around the story of Jimmy ' double-album masterpiece Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend's most inspired, personal song-writing - way ahead of its time in scope and purpose and is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who's career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances.  Newly envisioned by Roger Daltrey, the concert film combines archival footage of The Who and images of historical events that have rocked Jimmy's world over the past 40 years giving this magnum opus an enlightened modern twist.

Track List - All Formats Except 1973 Version
 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I'm One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I've Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O'er Me

Bonus Performances

  1. Who Are You
  2. You Better You Bet
  3. Pinball Wizard
  4. Baba O'Riley
  5. Won't Get Fooled Again
  6. Tea & Theatre

Track List - Blu-Ray Audio Disc' Quadrophenia (1973) Album 5.1 Mix
 

  1. I Am The Sea
  2. The Real Me
  3. Quadrophenia
  4. Cut My Hair
  5. The Punk And The Godfather
  6. I'm One
  7. The Dirty Jobs
  8. Helpless Dancer
  9. Is It In My Head?
  10. I've Had Enough
  11. 5:15
  12. Sea And Sand
  13. Drowned
  14. Bell Boy
  15. Doctor Jimmy
  16. The Rock
  17. Love Reign O'er Me

5-DISC LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION METAL BOX

    -       10' Round Metal Mod Headlight Container

-       1 Blu-Ray Disc': Concert Film

-       1 Standard DVD: Concert Film

-       1 Blu-ray Audio' Format: Quadrophenia (1973) 5.1 Album Mix ' First Time Ever

-       2-CD Soundtrack: Concert Audio

-       Mod Headlight Button

-       6' Mod Headlight Sticker

-       XX Page Booklet with photo and liner notes

SINGLE-DISC HIGH DEFINITION BLU-RAY DISC'

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

 SINGLE-DISC STANDARD DVD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

  SINGLE-DISC BLU-RAY AUDIO'

-              First time ever 5.1 mix of the entire album Quadrophenia (1973)

 
DIGITAL VIDEO DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Film

2-CD SOUNDTRACK

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Audio

 DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD

-       Quadrophenia: Live In London ' Concert Audio

 
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SECRET SIGNS DEAL WITH MELODICROCK RECORDS

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce the signing of Spanish melodic rock group Secret for the worldwide release of their debut album The End Of The World on July 18.
 

Secret is a new Melodic Rock project born in Murcia (Spain) in 2012. The line-up comprises of vocalist Jesus Espin (ex-91 Suite)(vocals and backing vocals) and guitarist Ivan Gonzalez (also ex-91 Suite)(guitars, bass, drums and keyboards).
After a period of musical inactivity, and given the friendship between them, the pair decided to once again join forces with the idea of just to have "a good time making music they like". From there the pair wrote a number of new songs and the idea formed to complete an album. Finally, the project is realized under the name of Secret and the album titled The End Of The Road.
The pair had this to say about the debut album and their new deal: "We are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with MRR (MelodicRock Records) for the release of our first album called The End Of The Road. The album is a mixture of all of the influences that we had through all these years of listening to music. You will find classic hard rock, AOR, country, soul... It's been a long and hard road to walk through but we are really proud of it. And we would love to know what you think of it too. See you soon!"

The track listing for The End Of The Road is: Give Up The Fight, Here With Me, Since I Fell For You, Just To Hear You Say, Bring You Down, Out Of My Life, Wherever You Go, Trust Someone, Piece Of Mind, When You Really Love Someone, Angeline, I Believe In Love.
 

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You can check the band out online at: www.facebook.com/SecretMelodicRockBand. You'll get to hear more from within this great AOR album soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the full track Since I Fell For You right now:
 

 

 

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