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Thu
15
Jan

2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America

 
2015 XG Extreme Guitar Tour Rolls Across America
 
SCORPIONS, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, JUDAS PRIEST, UFO AND MORE BOTH PAST AND PRESENT AND MORE PART OF TOURING PACKAGE
 
(14 January 2015 - Scottsdale, AZ) A classic rock guitar fan's dream tour will be making a coast to coast run across the United States.
 
An all star cavalcade of rock legends, including former and current members of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Dio, Judas Priest, MSG, Rainbow, Scorpions, UFO and Yngwie Malmsteen.
 
The XG Guitar Tour includes full performances by the legendary Uli Jon Roth and current UFO guitar extraordinaire, Vinnie Moore, Craig Goldy and introducing ... Black Knights Rising.
 
Black Knights Rising is an all star project comprised of John West (vocals) Craig Goldy (guitars), Elliot Rubinson (bass). Alessandro Bertoni (keyboards) and Vinny Appice (drums).
 
Kofi Baker (son of Cream sticksman Ginger Baker) will be drumming for Roth and Joe Lynn Turner* and Tim "Ripper" Owens** will serve as the vocalists on select dates.  Black Knights Rising bassist, Elliot Rubinson, the CEO of Dean guitars, will also be holding down the low end of things for Roth and Moore.
 
Beginning 10 February (Newport, KY), Bobby Rondinelli will step in to replace Vinny Appice.  Tim "Ripper" Owens will jump on for the remainder of the dates on that same night while Vinnie Moore exits the tour. Vocalist John West will appear on all dates.
 
A Dean guitar will be raffled off at every single show on the tour.  To enter, simply head to the merch booth and enter your eMail address on a form there.
 
Dates are as follows:
1/21 Ramona, CA - Ramona Main Stage*
1/22 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues*
1/23 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues*
1/24 Las Vegas, NV - Vamp'd*
1/25 San Jose, CA - Rock Bar Theater
1/26 Portland, OR - Tonic
1/27  Seattle, WA - Studio 7
1/29 Moorhead, MN The Garage
1/30  Spring Lake Park, MN - POVS
1/31  St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
2/1   Chicago, IL - Reggie's
2/2   Westland, MI Token Lounge
2/3   Toronto, ON Mod Club
2/4  Cleveland, OH The Agora Ballroom
2/5   Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
2/6   Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
2/7   Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/8  NYC, NY - BB Kings
2/9  Springfield, VA Empire
2/10 Newport, KY Southgate House**
2/11 Kansas City, MO The Scene**
2/12 Dallas, TX Trees**
2/13 Houston, TX Concert Pub North**
 
Canadian rockers Old James will be the support act on all shows.
 

 

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Wed
07
Jan

Two Concerts Coming Up From Sweet Sounds Entertainment

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Two concerts coming up from Sweet Sounds Entertainment
 
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On Saturday September 11th 2015 @ The Chesterfield Amphitheater In Chesterfield Missouri - Sweet Sounds Music/ Kshe Radio  Presents  BBQ Jam With Head East With Special Guests Strikeforce. Order Your Tickets by Clicking On www.sweetsounds.us (Graphic Pictured)
 
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Sweet Sounds Music/Kshe Radio Presents -  Highland Speedway Jam 2015  @ Highland Speedway In Highland Illinois-  Saturday September 19th  2015- Get Your Tickets For One Of The Hottest Concerts Of 2015- Featuring  Blue Oyster Cult With April Wine And Special Guest Strikeforce - Go To www.sweetsounds.us and click on poster for tickets.
 

  
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Wed
07
Jan

JOURNEY To Las Vegas For 9 Show Residency

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JOURNEY LAS VEGAS! NINE SHOW RESIDENCY
 
APRIL 29 - MAY 16
 
Tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
 
LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2015: Journey makes its way to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, from Wednesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 16.
 
Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). Through persistence and raw talent, the band has reached rare heights by selling more than 15 million copies of its Greatest Hits album, earning a total of 19 Top 40 singles, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums and now headlining its first-ever residency at The Joint.
 
"We are looking forward to bringing it to you in Las Vegas during our residency at The Joint," said Schon. "See you soon!"
 
Since its formation in 1973, Journey has kept the music alive with classic-rock radio airplay and a touring schedule unlike any other. TV series such as FOX's "Glee" and HBO's "The Sopranos" have also made the group's song, "Don't Stop Believin'," a sensation decades after its release.
 
"The Joint is known worldwide for bringing the biggest artists into an intimate musical playground," said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We're excited to add Journey to our list of legendary resident acts that have performed at this venue."
 
"Journey is an iconic band and their songs resonate with music enthusiasts across the board," remarked Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. "Fans will hear all of Journey's timeless hits at The Joint. We cannot wait to offer concertgoers this epic experience."
 
Show dates:
Wednesday, April 29
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 2
Wednesday, May 6
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
Wednesday, May 13
Friday, May 15
Saturday, May 16
 
Tickets to Journey Las Vegas start at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale Friday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. PST at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.axs.com/journeylasvegas or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX. For Journey VIP packages including premier seats, exclusive gifts, pre-show receptions and more, please visit www.vipnation.com.
 
Journey's fan club presale starts Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 a.m. PST; purchasers will be automatically entered to win a PRS guitar autographed by the entire band. Journey fan club members may also enter the drawing (no purchase necessary) by visiting http://journeytickets.shop.ticketstoday.com/calendar.aspx. An AMEX presale starts Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. PST. All presales are run via www.axs.com/journeylasvegas.

 

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Tue
06
Jan

ARfm Charity Concert To Feature ISSA, BAILEY and more...

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ARfm, in conjunction with JustSayYes Fund, are promoting a concert, on Saturday 31st January 2015, at a new venue in Derby (The Spot) to raise money for Children & Young Adults Cancer research and to support those with the diseases.
 
Headlining will be Frontiers Records artist ISSA, making her full UK debut, with support coming from 3 bands, Angels Or Kings, Bailey and Lawless. Tickets (which can only be purchased in advance) cost �12 and are available via Paypal from justsayyesfund@hotmail.co.uk
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Tue
06
Jan

M3 Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up with KIX and EUROPE Headlining

 
M3 Rock Festival has announced the May 1 & 2, 2015 lineup. The graphic says it all...
 
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Thu
18
Dec

TOTO Announces 2015 European Tour

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TOTO ANNOUNCES 2015 EUROPEAN TOUR
 
 

Toto will begin an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming new album on May 21st 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Dates have been announced and are on sale for the UK, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Serbia. See the full list of dates below:

5/21/2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Royal Concert Hall
5/23/2015 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
5/25/2015 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo Manchester
5/26/2015 - London, United Kingdom @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo
5/28/2015 - Paris, France @ Zenith
5/29/2015 - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
5/30/2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
6/2/2015 - Sonderborg, Denmark @ Mølleparkens Friluftscene
6/3/2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner Theatre
6/4/2015 - Solvesborg, Denmark @ Sweden Rock Festival
6/6/2015 - Bergen, Norway @ Bergen Calling
6/7/2015 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
6/10/2015 - Bremerhaven, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/11/2015 - Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
6/12/2015 - Leipzig, Germany @ Parkbuhne
6/13/2015 - Dresden, Germany @ Junge Garde
6/15/2015 - Cologne, Germany @ Tanzbrunnen
6/16/2015 - Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle
6/17/2015 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Freilichtbuhne Killesberg
6/18/2015 - Abenberg, Germany @ Burg Abenberg
6/20/2015 - Hinwil, Switzerland @ Rock The Ring Festival
6/21/2015 - Klam, Austria @ Castle Clam
6/23/2015 - Wroklaw, Poland @ Orbita Hol
6/24/2015 - Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
6/26/2015 - Budapest, Hungary @ Petofi Hall
6/27/2015 - Bucharest, Romania @ Sala Palatului
6/28/2015 - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Arena Armeec
6/30/2015 - Belgrade, Serbia @ Kalemegdan Fortress
7/8/2015 - München, Germany @ Olympiahalle
7/13/2015 - Morzine, France @ Morzine Harley Days
7/15/2015 - Nimes, France @ Festival de Nimes
7/16/2015 - Vienne, France @ Jazz a Vienne Festival

More shows will be announced in the new year along with details on the band's new album.

 

 

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Tue
16
Dec

NAMM Metal Jam 2015 Announced

 
 
UPDATED - The 8th Annual NAMM Metal Jam will include current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, Savatage, Great White, Lizzy Borden, and more. The 2015 event benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner's Rockers For St. Jude.

December 15, 2014 - ANAHEIM, CA. -- Von Badsville & Neil Turbin Presents NAMM Metal Jam 2015 to benefit  the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and Dick Wagner's Rockers for St. Jude.  The 8th annual event will feature current/former members of Anthrax, Dio, DeathRiders, Alcatrazz, Arthemis, Great White, Exciter, Hurricane, Jon Oliva's Pain, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, London, Lynch Mob, Nitro, Bleed The Hunger, Obituary, Savatage, Snow, Steel Prophet, Deicide, Talisman, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, The Iron Maidens and more. .NAMM Metal Jam 2015 will be held on January 21, 2015, at The Slidebar Fullerton, only 5 miles from Anaheim Convention Center. 
 
Advance tickets are available for $15 at https://www.purplepass.com/#20089/Von_Badsville_Events-2015_NAMM_Metal_Jam-The_Slidebar-January-21-2015.html. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. A NAMM badge is not required for admission. For more information, visit http://www.nammmetaljam.com.

NAMM Metal Jam 2015 will feature an outstanding roster of 40+ NAMM Metal All Stars performing classics by Monsters Of Metal. This is the 8th annual event, which started in 2008 as Neil and Michael's Metal Jam. Very special guest artists will be announced closer to the event date.

NAMM Metal Allstars Jam to include:

Michael Angelo Batio of Nitro, Holland - Guitar
Andy Martongelli of Arthemis - Guitar
Howie Simon of Alcatrazz, Talisman - Guitar
Thane Farace of Ghost Of War - Guitar
Xander Demos of XDB, Sabbath Judas Sabbath - Guitar
Mike Hansen of Hurricane, Bouilliet - Drums
Michael Olivieri of Leatherwolf - Vocals, Guitar
Tony Cavazo of Hurricane, Snow, Dubrow, Aeromyth - Bass
Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale - Guitar
Jerry Best of Lion, Dio, Freak Of Nature - Bass
Robby Lochner of Jack Russell's Great White, Fight - Guitar
Eric Ragno of London, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, White Sister - Keyboards
Carlos Zema of Immortal Guardian, Outworld - Vocals
Bill Hudson of Westfield Massacre, Jon Oliva's Pain, Cellador, Vital Remains, Circle II Circle - Guitar
Neil Turbin of DeathRiders, Bleed The Hunger, x-Anthrax, x-Onslaught - Vocals
Marten Andersson of Lizzy Borden, Lynch Mob � Bass   Gabriel Guardian of Immortal Guardian - Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Kachinsky of Steel Prophet - Guitar
Ralph Santolla of Obituary, Deicide - Guitar
Dean Roberts of Leatherwolf - Drums
Jyro Alejo of Immortal Guardian - Guitar
Ronnie Peterson of Ghost Of War - Vocals
Dan Lauzon of Entropy - Guitar
Jack Frost of Seven Witches, Savatage - Guitar
Greg Walls of x-Anthrax - Guitar
Gary Daniels of Ghost Of War - Bass
Clammy Cohen of x-Exciter - Bass
Ronny North of Ronny North Band - Guitar
Doug Readmond of Ghost Of War - Drums
Greg Erba of Leatherwolf - Guitars
Rob Math of Leatherwolf - Guitars
Pat Guyton of Leatherwolf Bass
Cody Gilliand of Immortal Guardian - Drums
Thad Stevens of Immortal Guardian - Bass
Rik Charron of x-Exciter - Drums
Neal Shelton of Pyromania, Aeromyth, Painkiller - Guitar
Michael Warren of RockAstra, Michael Warren Band - Guitar
Kleber Mandrake of Axehammer - Vocals
Dave Keckhut of Made N America, Big Swede - Vocals
Mike Kerr of Mike Kerr Band - Guitar

More NAMM Metal Allstars to be announced soon!!

 
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Thu
11
Dec

W.A.S.P. & DALTON To Play Väsby Rock Festival

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W.A.S.P. to play Väsby Rock Festival
 
Legendary band W.A.S.P. will headline and end the whole festival Saturday 18th at Väsby Rock Festival.
 
W.A.S.P. – American band W.A.S.P. and their iconic frontman Blackie Lawless has sold more than twelve million albums. The band has been around the world numerous times and is considered one of the predominant bands in the history of Hard Rock And Heavy Metal. Line-up: Blackie Lawless (vx. gtr) Doug Blair (gtr) Mike Duda (bs) and Mike Dupke (dr).
 
Dalton – Together with bands like Europe and Treat, for a few years in the late 80´s, Dalton was a force to be reckoned with in Sweden. The band was killed by grunge, a destiny shared by so many other bands, but are back stronger than ever.
 
Väsby Rock Allstars – our own Allstar band with Bosse Zinny Stagman (Shotgun, Easy Action) as the leader. They will perform a number of classic rock songs and will be joined by a bunch of famous guests. You’d better not miss this since you never know who´s gonna show up on stage.
 
For further information - www.vasbyrockfestival.se
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Thu
11
Dec

HELLYEAH Returns To The Road Blood For Blood 2015 Tour

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HELLYEAH RETURNS TO THE ROAD
BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2015 TOUR
WITH DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM
 
 
New York, NY – After a hugely successful US arena run with Volbeat and labelmates Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More, HELLYEAH will head back to those markets for a triumphant headline run, with special guests DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM in tow.  The band celebrates their first-ever Top 10 radio single “Moth,” and its companion video which has nearly reached 1.5 million views.
 
The band is excited for this headline run “After supporting some great bands for nearly all of 2014, we are excited about being a headliner and bringing you nearly all the music off  BLOOD FOR BLOOD live,” says Vinnie Paul.  “We can't wait to see you guys and destroy!!! Cheers, hellions!”  DEVOUR THE DAY bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser adds, "I feel more excited about this tour than any other previous. These are great cities filled with great people. We are honestly so ready to reconnect with our music family."
 
HELLYEAH’s BLOOD FOR BLOOD is a welcome return to form. It leaves a mark, thanks to songs like the “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)” and “Demons In The Dirt.” Then there is moodier, more contemplative fare like the current hit radio single, "Moth" which connects on an emotional, cellular level.  "HELLYEAH lock and load their most crushing and catchy salvo yet with 'Blood for Blood'. Its unmitigated, unbridled, and unique energy makes for one of the best heavy records of 2014 and the band's definitive offering to date. It will leave you bloody and smiling," says Rick Florino of ARTIST DIRECT. 
 
DEVOUR THE DAY was one of music’s biggest Cinderella stories of 2013.  “Good Man,” the first single from their self-produced TIME & PRESSURE debut album (released May 7, 2013), reached the Top 10 on the “Active Rock” chart and Top 15 on the “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart. DEVOUR THE DAY was one of the Top 40 most spun artists of 2013 at Active Rock stations nationwide. They’ve toured with In this Moment, Butcher Babies, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, and shared the festival stage with, Rob Zombie, All that Remains. The latest single release, "Respect," reached the Top 20 on Mediabase’s “Active Rock” chart last September.  Iconvsicon.com described TIME & PRESSURE as a “...powerful wall of sound,” while Metalholic.com noted, “TIME & PRESSURE does justice to their reputation for crafting great rocks songs with an empowering message” and Ampkicker raved, “This is a brutally good record.”
 
Check out http://www.hellyeahband.com/tour for tickets, VIP packages and further information beginning Thursday, December 11th.
 
 
HELLYEAH with DEVOUR THE DAY and LIKE A STORM dates:
 
FEBRUARY      
Friday, February 6, 2015 LAS VEGAS NV BROOKLYN BOWL
Saturday, February 7, 2015 RENO NV KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Sunday, February 8, 2015 SACRAMENTO CA ACE OF SPADES
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 SPOKANE WA KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 BOISE ID KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
Friday, February 13, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE COMPLEX- GRAND ROOM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 DENVER CO SUMMIT MUSIC HALL
Sunday, February 15, 2015 WICHITA KS THE COTILION
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 KANSAS CITY MO ARVEST BANK THEATRE @ THE MIDLAND
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 LINCOLN NE THE BOURBON THEATRE
Friday, February 20, 2015 COLUMBIA MO BLUE NOTE
Saturday, February 21, 2015 SIOUX CITY IA HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Sunday, February 22, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS MN MILL CITY NIGHTS
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 FLINT MI THE MACHINE SHOP
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 FORT WAYNE IN PIERE’S
Friday, February 27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA PA THE TROCADERO THEATRE
Saturday, February 28, 2015 UNCASEVILLE CT MOHEGAN SUN WOLF DEN
MARCH      
Sunday, March 1, 2015 SAYREVILLE NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 BALTIMORE MD RAMS HEAD
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 KNOXVILLE TN THE CONCOURSE @ THE INTERNATIONAL
Friday, March 6, 2015 WILMINGTON NC ZIGGY'S BY THE SEA
Saturday, March 7, 2015 CHARLOTTE NC AMOS' SOUTHEND
Sunday, March 8, 2015 ATLANTA GA CENTERSTAGE
 
 
 
 
 
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Wed
10
Dec

DEF LEPPARD Announce 2015 Canadian Tour Dates

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Happy to announce our 2015 tour of ‪#‎Canada‬ For all details, including pre-sale, general on-sale, and VIP packages go to:
http://bit.ly/1pZvaHU
Def Leppard.com: http://bit.ly/1D3t1Rt
‪#‎DefLeppard‬ ‪#‎DefLepard2015‬

Watch the tour video --> http://bit.ly/1wbUwSy

15 April - Penticton, BC (South Okanagan Events Centre)
17 April - Victoria, BC (Save on Foods Memorial Centre)
18 April - Vancouver, BC (Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena)
20 April - Dawson Creek, BC (EnCana Events Centre)
22 April - Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
23 April - Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
25 April - Lethbridge, AB (Enmax Centre)
26 April - Regina, SK (Brandt Centre)
28 April - Saskatoon, SK (SaskTel Centre)
29 April - Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
2 May - Montreal, QC (Bell Centre)
4 May - Ottawa ON (TD Place Arena)
5 May - London, ON (Budweiser Gardens)

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Thu
04
Dec

SWEDEN ROCK FEST Adds DOKKEN And More...

Another ten acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival!

 

 
Previously, 38 acts have been announced for next year's Sweden Rock Festival. Here is another ten:

Legendary guitarist Slash, whose latest album "World on fire" went to #1 in the Swedish charts a few weeks ago, will perform at Sweden Rock for the first time next summer. And naturally, he is bringing vocalist extraordinaire Myles Kennedy (also in Alter Bridge) and his cohorts in The Conspirators. Expect the best Slash songs along with classics by both Guns n' Roses and Velvet Revolver in the setlist!

Dokken was one of the big bands of the 80s, with an influential blend of classic hard rock and melodies á la what some refer to as hair metal. The band has not played Sweden Rock since 2001, so it's about time they return. Notably, singer Don Dokken, drummer Mick Brown and demon guitarist Jon Levin are joined by the celebrated singer Mark Boals, known for his singing with Yngwie Malmsteen and Royal Hunt among others... as the bands bassist!

Hardcore Superstar from Gothenburg have been one of Sweden's most popular hard rock bands for years. Their latest Sweden Rock appearance was marred by heavy rain and although most of their audience persisted, they are well worth a new shot.

In 1998, a new band featuring members from Katatonia, Opeth and Edge Of Sanity was formed in Stockholm. They took the name Bloodbath and quickly became connoiseurs' faves, and all but mythical since they hardly ever performed live. Earlier this year, their fourth album "Grand Morbid Funeral", featuring new vocalist Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) was released and their Sweden Rock appearance will be their only in Sweden this summer.

Pat Travers is a Canadian hard rock legend. He made his debut in 1976 and instantly established his style: fundamentally blues based hard rock spiced with unorthodox rhythms and unabashed pop melodies. On his later works, blues is the predominant influence, with the characteristic Travers guitar sound fully noticeable.


Swiss outfit Eluveitie is one of the most successful folk metal bands today. Their sound mixes melodic death metal (Gothenburg style) with Celtic folk music, featuring traditional instruments like bagpipe, violin and miscellaneous flutes and pipes. In 2015 they make their SRF debut, and their only Swedish performance next summer.

Refuge is in fact the reunited 1988-1994 line-up of German heavy/power metal icons Rage: Peavy Wagner (vocals/bas), Manni Schmidt (guitar, ex-Grave Digger) and Chris Eftimiadis (drums). The trio reunites to perform songs exclusively from what some consider the best period in the history of Rage, and albums like "Perfect man", "Secrets in a weird world", "Trapped" and "Missing link". The name Refuge is used since the current version of Rage, front man Peavy's day job, remains active.


 
Thin Lizzy leader Phil Lynott (RIP) called keyboardist Darren Wharton the band's most talented member ever. Since 1985, the same Darren Wharton fronts Dare - originally a melodic hard rock band which has gradually turned towards a more ethereal and Celtic sound. Next spring will see the release of the eighth Dare studio album, shortly before them returning to Sweden Rock.

Dan Hylander earned his place in Swedish rock history as the leader of Raj Montana band. When the group was disbanded in 1984, Dan Hylander continued as a solo artist and producer for artists like Totta Näslund and Tomas Ledin. In 2011 he made a comeback album and next year he makes his Sweden Rock debut - a suitably rocking setlist has been promised.

 
Yesterday we also announced Swedish band Egonaut for the Nemis Stage!
 
Longer biographies on all the bands, other information and tickets can be found at www.swedenrock.com.
 
The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Sölvesborg on June 3rd-6th 2015. Tickets are available.
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Tue
02
Dec

EPICA, DRAGONFORCE & NEONFLY Live In London

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Ladies and gentlemen, today is a great day for Neonfly, our new album "Strangers In Paradise" is finally being released in Europe!

On top of that, we decided to throw in an extra date to celebrate, and we're ...really excited to let you know that we'll be opening for Dragonforce and Epica at The Forum in London on December 6th! DOORS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO 6:30 PM AND NEONFLY WILL BE ON AT 6:50PM, DON'T BE LATE!

Tickets can be purchased here:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004C91EA0AE94B

See you down the front!
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Tue
02
Dec

DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) Announces ''My Life With Deth'' Australian Spoken Word Tour

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DAVID ELLEFSON (Megadeth) ANNOUNCES ''MY LIFE WITH DETH'' AUSTRALIAN SPOKEN WORD TOUR
 
TAPERJEAN MUSIC, SELECT TOURING &  METROPOLIS TOURING PROUDLY PRESENT
 
''MY LIFE WITH DETH'': SPOKEN WORD TOUR
 
MEGADETH are a band that needs no introduction with a career spanning over 3 decades, 14 albums and as part of the Big 4, Megadeth have chiselled their place on the Mount Rushmore of Metal.
In a unique event MEGADETH'S Co- founding member and bass guitarist DAVID ELLEFSON is heading to Australia for a Spoken Word Tour.
 

An evening with DAVID ELLEFSON will feature stories from life on the road and about life as a founding member of one of the biggest metal acts in the world documenting all the trials and tribulations. The night will also feature a bass demonstration and audience Q&A which will allow fans to delve deeper into all things MEGADETH and David's autobiography ' My Life With Deth' a story about the complex history of the band.
'My Life With Deth works on multiple levels. It's a behind the scenes story of MEGADETH , it's a story of overcoming drug addiction and it's the story of a man's walk of faith. What could have easily been a life ruined and wasted turned into a life that was redeemed and restored, and Ellefson's story of how it all happened is extremely interesting and inspiring.' ' Chad Bowar (heavymetal.about.com)
 
From the Megadeth's inception in 1983 until the band's temporary disbandment in 2002, David Ellefson was the only constant member other than bandleader, Dave Mustaine. David was a pivotal part in Megadeth's progression from a ferocious jazz infused thrash group to a state of the art speed metal band and into a multiplatinum, chart topping, global juggernaut.
After Megadeth disbanded in 2002, Ellefson pursued a variety of projects including playing with Soulfly and forming the band F5, amongst other endeavours. In 2010 David re-joined Megadeth for the 20th Anniversary of the band's seminal, genre defining classic, 'Rust in Peace'. Since then he has reclaimed his rightful place within one of heavy metal's most revered bands.
Through highs and lows, David Ellefson has experienced the gamut of rock star fame, fortune and excess and lived to tell the tale. This is your only chance to get a personal insight into the history and behind the scenes of one of metal's most iconic bands, Megadeth. Don't miss this unique event!!  A must see for every metal fan!
 
 
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 9th DECEMEBER 9AM AEST FROM:
http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_david_ellefson_of_megadeth

THURSDAY MARCH 19TH  ' THE HI FI, MELBOURNE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
FRIDAY MARCH 20TH THE FACTORY THEATRE SYDNEY 18+
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SATURDAY MARCH 21ST ' THE HI FI , BRISBANE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
SUNDAY MARCH 22nd  'THE GOV, ADELAIDE 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
WEDNESDAY MARCH 25TH  'THE CIVIC HOTEL, PERTH 18+
Tickets available at www.oztix.com.au
 
 
** VIP MEET & GREET PACKAGES AVAILABLE **
 
 
 
  

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Tue
02
Dec

HAREM SCAREM Joins 'Frontiers Rock Fest 2' Replacing LAST IN LINE

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Frontiers Music Srl informs that due to circumstances beyond each party reasonable control the band LAST IN LINE will not be able to perform at the forthcoming FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL II which will be held at the Live Club in Trezzo (Milano), Italy on April 11th and 12th 2015.
 
Frontiers is anyway pleased to announce that the Canadian quartet HAREM SCAREM will perform instead at the Festival and have their show on April 11th. 'We would love to do it!!!' said Harem Scarem singer Harry Hess, when asked if the band wanted to join the Festival lineup! The band will perform classic tracks and new songs from the acclaimed new album 'Thirteen' which will hit the shops on December 5thin Europe.
 
In the meantime, whoever will preorder the album now on iTunes will be able to download the full track 'Early Warning Signs' which can be also listened in streaming on Youtube following this link: http://youtu.be/UqFJsOneTGc
 
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Mon
01
Dec

JEFF SCOTT SOTO & TERRY ILOUS To Embark on European Acoustic Tour in February


Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, Journey, SOTO) & Terry Ilous (Great White, XYZ) will embark on a European Acoustic Tour in February, 2015. Together they will share the stage with one another performing songs throughout their illustrious careers. Joining them will be Spanish guitarist Jorge Salan. VIP Fan Packages will be announced in the near future and made available via Jeff and Terry’s websites: www.jeffscottsoto.com, www.facebook.com/JeffScottSotowww.facebook.com/TerryIlous
 
Jeff - “I am looking forward to hitting Europe with my good friend Terry Ilous who is one of the premier singers in Rock and someone I truly admire. Along with my longtime guitarist Jorge Salan, we will be doing a selection of songs from our careers and some special items chosen just for this occasion! Come out and sing along with us, it will be a magical night, stripped down, raw and alive!”
 
Terry - “Playing in Europe is always a homecoming for me, being that I was born and raised there. I am very excited about touring with Jeff Scott Soto whom I consider to be one of the best Rock singers around. I’ll be performing songs from XYZ, Great White, and a few other gems together with Jeff and guitar virtuoso Jorge Salan. Looking forward to seeing all our fans in what will be a very intimate and special acoustic performance.”
 
Tour dates are below with more expected to be announced shortly.
 
Feb. 12  Madrid, Spain                Caracol      
Feb. 13  Barcelona, Spain           Monasterio 
Feb. 14  Nantes, France              The Scrapper         
Feb. 19  Oostende, Belgium        Bada Bing    
Feb. 20  Coevorden, NL              MFC Club
Feb. 21  Deinze, Belgium            Elpee                        
Feb. 22  Beerse, Belgium            Beatnik Club          
Feb. 24  Milan, Italy                     Blue Rose Saloon
Feb. 25  Uster, Switzerland         Starclub            
Feb. 26  Nurnberg, Germany      Rockfabrik   
Feb. 27  Innsbruck, Austria         Ha-Ly Bar    
Feb. 28  Lichtenfells, Germany   Paunchy Cats           
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Mon
01
Dec

British Rock Legends URIAH HEEP Return To Australia In March 2015

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Metropolis Touring & Abstract Entertainment Present: BRITISH ROCK LEGENDS URIAH HEEP RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN MARCH 2015!

 

"This was a rock concert as it was supposed to be ' no flashy pyrotechnics, no flying pigs, just hard and heavy rock for the faithful." - Mark Robertson - BBC Music Review
 
Metropolis Touring are proud to announce the return of legendary rockers URIAH HEEP to Australia.  Considered one of the 'Big Four' pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in the late '60's and early '70's along with BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE & LED ZEPPELIN & URIAH HEEP still enjoy legendary status.
 
URIAH HEEP's unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for four decades. Famed for their accomplished musical talents, diverse song writing and powerful live performances, the band has released some of the most popular and defining music of their genre.  With a catalogue of 23 studio albums that includes 'Demons and Wizards' (1972), 'Abominog' (1982), and their most recent release, 2011's 'Into The Wild' (their highest charting album since the '70's) it's no surprise that the band has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
 
'Heep is not interested in being flavour of the month, or in chasing trends ' they prefer to do what they have always done: Play killer rock and roll and make the best music they know how to make.' -   Classic Rock Revisited
 
Australian audiences in particular have taken URIAH HEEP into their hard'rocking hearts, with the band scoring consecutive charting albums and singles in the country on more than one occasion.  Their last triumphant tour in 2011 saw Aussie audiences young and old embrace the rockers in sell out shows for their 40th Anniversary Tour. Their remarkable popularity also spawned the exclusive Australian compilation 'Downunda', released to commemorate their 1974 tour.  What's more, in 2003 URIAH HEEP enlisted the vocal talents of none other than Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes on the 'Relentless' album, thus cementing their affinity to this country.
 
Watch ''NAIL ON THE HEAD'' from 2011's 'Into the Light' album
 
URIAH HEEP have toured consistently throughout their 45'year career, performing in over 48 countries to millions of faithful fans, including headline performances at Reading and the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival.  In 1987 they became the first major rock act to perform in the Soviet Union, playing to audiences of 185,000 people. Their fan base also includes far'flung countries such as South Korea, Brazil and Germany.
 
Original member and lead guitarist Mick Box still helms this incredible outfit along with keyboardist Phil Lanzon, vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer who replaces the late Trevor Boulder who sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. They remain one of the hardest working bands on the circuit with over 150 shows under their belt in the past year and promise a set'list of some of the highlight picks from their 40 year plus career. In Mick's words:  ''Appy Days!'
 
''they have always been, and still are the masters of rock and this show was just another great moment in rock history!'' -  Marija Brettle ' Hard Rock Hideout
 
Make sure you catch URIAH HEEP on their triumphant return to Australia on the following dates in March!
 
Tickets on sale 9:00am Monday 8th December from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015_uriahheep
 
Thu 19th - Sydney - Rooty Hill RSL
Fri 20th - Sydney - Metro Theatre cap.
Sat 21st - Melbourne - Shoppingtown Hotel
Sun 22nd - Melbourne - Chelsea Heights
Tues 24th - Perth - Astor Theatre
Wed 25th - Adelaide - The Gov
Thu 26th - Brisbane - Eatons Hill

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Thu
27
Nov

MICHAEL SCHENKER December 2014 UK Tour Date


PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*
*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
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FEATURING SONGS FROM THE NEW ALBUM
"BRIDGE THE GAP"
PLUS ALL THE MSG, UFO
AND THE SCORPIONS ROCK CLASSICS

The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Newcastle O2 Academy from 10th December. Tickets are available from the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898 or from www.thegigcartel.com.

Michael Schenker is proud to announce specials guests for the "Bridge the Gap" tour will be Bournemouth Rockers Western Sand.

At O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th December - in addition to Western Sand - the phenomenal State Villains featuring Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker on guitar, will be opening up the show.

The State Villains track "Done Crawling" is available to download from SoundCloud HERE


State Villains (L-R) Pat Casey, Tyson Schenker, Lee Downs, Nik One-Take

Schenker will perform tracks from his current studio album "Bridge The Gap" which features the new single "Lord Of The Lost And Lonely".

Four days before his UK tour kicks off, Schenker will headline Planet Rockstock Festival at Trecco Bay in South Wales on Saturday 6th December

Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Diana Fabbricatore

MICHAEL SCHENKER
DECEMBER 2014 UK TOUR

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS WESTERN SAND and
TYSON SCHENKER’S BAND STATE VILLAINS*

*LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE SHOW ONLY

24 HOUR BOX OFFICE – 0844 478 0898
BOOK ONLINE – www.thegigcartel.com

NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk

GLASGOW O2 ABC
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA
www.o2abc.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0845 413 4444, 0844 478 0898
Book Online:www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com, www.alt-tickets.co.uk
8 Talbot Street, Nottingham, NG1 5GG
www.rock-city.co.uk

MANCHESTER RITZ
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets £24.75
Box Office 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ
www.hmvritz.com

LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
MONDAY 15th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
55 Cookridge Street, LS2 3AW
www.o2academyleeds.co.uk

BILSTON THE ROBIN
TUESDAY 16th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01902 401211
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

NORWICH WATERFRONT
WEDNESDAY 17th DECEMBER

Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 01603 508050
Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
University of East Anglia’s Box Office: www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER
2014
Tickets: £24.75
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
www.o2academybristol.co.uk

LONDON O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014

Tickets: £27.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000, 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk, www.thegigcartel.com
London Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk

PLANET ROCKSTOCK
PRESENTS MICHAEL SCHENKER
SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER
2014
TICKETS: www.planetrock.com/rockstock
TRECCO BAY, PORTHCAWL, WALES, CF36 5PW

Photo Credit: © Tallee Savage

Bridge The Gap features Schenker’s Temple of Rock band, comprising ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), ex-Rainbow vocalist Doogie White and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

The new LP includes thirteen adrenalin-fuelled melodic rock’n’roll songs that showcase Schenker’s distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz have appeared on the same album since the Scorpions’ 1979 Lovedrive

Vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note.  Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.

Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light.  Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The album, recorded at Kidroom Studios, Germany, was produced by Schenker and co-produced and engineered by Michael Voss.

"I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics," says Schenker.  There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process. I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16.  I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic.  It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now.  I’m back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."

"Never having really written with Michael before, apart from When the Devil Knows You’re Dead (from 2011’s Temple of Rock album), I didn’t know how flexible he would be writing wise," recalls Doogie."  I recorded some vocal tracks as ideas and when Michael heard them we were off and running.  Within two weeks we were in the studio laying down tracks."

Schenker admits that when he wrote this album, he tried to get a balance between songs that are heavy, fast and melodic, complimented by his signature guitar solos.

"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That’s why the album’s called Bridge The GapWith Wayne playing 7 string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds.  Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album.  I am inspired from within.  It’s infinite like a kaleidoscope."

"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock’n’roll for quite a while.  Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We’re connecting the past with the present. We’re bridging the gap."

Schenker remains philosophical about the name of the new album.  He believes the name reflects what is going on in the fast-moving world around him.

"Everything that is currently going on in this world is showing that people are desperate for change. We need to bridge the gap of poverty. There are too many innocent people getting killed in terrorist attacks. We need to leave all of this chaos behind us.  We have to be strong. We have to continue moving forward, working together in a balanced way."

Schenker is amazed how melodic the new album turned out, but he still insists the songs still feature a bit of darkness as well.

"I came up with the name of the album, before I even started writing. When Doogie started writing the lyrics to the new songs he had something to go by."

Photo Credit: © Kevin Estrada

"BRIDGE THE GAP" - TRACK LISTING

1. NEPTUNE RISING
2. WHERE THE WILD WINDS BLOW
3. HORIZONS
4. LORD OF THE LOST AND LONELY
5. ROCK'N'ROLL SYMPHONY
6. TO LIVE FOR THE KING
7. LAND OF THUNDER
8. TEMPLE OF THE HOLY
9. SHINE ON
10. BRIDGES WE HAVE BURNED
11. BECAUSE YOU LIED
12. BLACK MOON RISING
13. DANCE FOR THE PIPER
14. FAITH (VOCALS: DON DOKKEN) (BONUS TRACK)

All songs produced by:
 Michael Schenker and Michael Voss

All songs are written by:
Music - Michael Schenker
Lyrics - Doogie White
Except: ‘Neptune Rising' (Michael Schenker)
Bonus track "Faith" appears on the Special Edition,
featuring Don Dokken (vocals)


Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK
THE MAKING OF THE NEW ALBUM

Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell met on and off over the years and eventually decided to do something together.  Schenker hadn’t performed UFO material for a while, and decided to put a touring project together with Best of Michael Schenker material.  Pete Way showed up at one of Schenker’s MSG Shows and appeared to be in good spirit, and was invited to Brighton to jam together. At the same time, Schenker was about ready to start working on a new album. He went to a studio in Muenster to record a demo. Michael Voss was engineering and laid down guide vocals.

Schenker liked his voice and asked Voss if he wanted to do the singing.  When Schenker finished the demo he played it to Pete and Herman. They liked what they heard and immediately offered to become the rhythm section. The result was 2011’s "Temple Of Rock" album which featured guest musicians including Star Trek’s Captain Kirk (William Shatner) who recorded the spoken word intro on the album.  Schenker ended up playing on Shatner’s solo album. Vocalist Doogie White also appeared on the album. Schenker wrote a song specially suited for Doogie’s vocals - "Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead".

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

Michael Schenker. Photo Credit: © Steve Brinkman

The song became a favourite on the album and was A-listed on Planet Rock radio in the UK. When it was time for Schenker to go on tour, Michael Voss wasn’t available, so he had to find a replacement.

Having Robin McAuley singing on one song, Schenker thought about having different line-ups between Voss, McAuley and Doogie (based on their availability). Voss toured with Schenker in Japan, McAuley toured with Schenker in the USA, and Doogie toured with Schenker in Europe. 

When Schenker was getting ready for the European tour, he learned that Pete Way was not well so he asked Herman Rarebell what Francis Buchholz was up to due to the fact that Schenker performed several Scorpions songs in his set.  Francis was happy to join for our European tour with Doogie on vocals and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keyboards. The tour was so successful that Schenker decided to film one of the concerts for a live DVD.  The band got stronger and stronger and completed their European tour, but more offers were coming in to perform additional gigs.

Schenker seized the opportunity to record an album after the end of the first leg of their European tour. There was a six month window. Doogie was ready to go for it and so was the rest of the band. Schenker started laying down tracks and gave the material to Doogie so he could start writing the lyrics. Off they went recording with Michael Voss as their engineer/ co-producer. Everything went like clockwork and was finished before the set off to tour Russia in April 2013. 

The band toured for another three months in Europe and grew stronger. After finishing the second part of the tour, they got back together and remixed and re-mastered the album.  Entitled "Bridge The Gap", the album will be released December 2nd 2013.  In 2014, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock will embark on a North American tour. "We’re ready to rock," says Schenker.


Photo Credit: © Sakura Henderson

Michael Schenker Essential Web Links

Michael Schenker - Official Website
www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

Michael Schenker - Official Facebook
www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks

inakustik - Official Website
www.in-akustik.com

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Mon
24
Nov

SEBASTIEN Featuring TONY MARTIN Live Video

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SEBASTIEN proudly presents a brand new live-video from this year's MASTERS OF ROCK festival!!! It's an exclusive version of one of BLACK SABBATH highlights, "Headless Cross", which was performed with an unforgettable line-up:
 
Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - vocal
Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) - guitar, backing vocal
George Rain (SEBASTIEN) - guitar
Petri Kallio (SEBASTIEN) - bass
Pavel Dvořok (SEBASTIEN, WARHAWK) - keyboards
Martin 'Marthus' Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN) - drums 
 
"The mix and mastering of the live recording was made by Roland Grapow himself in GRAPOW STUDIOS! That's also where final mixing-works of SEBASTIEN's second album, "Dark Chambers of Deja vu", are made nowadays. The long promised new album - including some great guest-appearances - is going to be released in 2015"
 
 
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Mon
24
Nov

Three More Acts Released for Väsby Rock Festival 2015!

Three more acts released for Väsby Rock Festival 2015!
 
Eclipse – Erik Mårtensson and his guys are coming back to Väsby Rock Festival. After a highly acclaimed performance in 2013 the band will come back to Väsby and in now in the process of recording new material to be released in February next year.
 
Jaded Heart – twenty years after their start these German guys are hotter than ever. Together with their Swedish singer Johan Fahlberg they still tour around Europe and Japan and now they will perform in Väsby. Take the chance to come and listen to them, you won’t regret it.
 
Kardinal Sin - (ex. Rough Diamond) from Väsby are a powermetal band and are inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Kamelot and Halloween. Since the start in 2003 the guys changed the line-up a couple of times, but are back stronger than ever. They are in the studio recording a new album.
 
 
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Mon
24
Nov

GARY HO-HO HOEY'S Rockin Holiday Tour

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GARY HO-HO HOEY'S ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR AND 6TH ANNUAL HO HO HOEY GUITAR GIVE-AWAY

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GARY HO-HO HOEY'S ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR AND 6TH ANNUAL HO HO HOEY GUITAR GIVE-AWAY

Gary Hoey brings his Rockin Holiday Tour to town.

It's also that time again for Gary Hoey's 6th Annual Ho Ho Hoey Guitar Give-Away! One lucky winner will be picked on Christmas day to win a Squire Strat by Fender.

http://garyhoey.com/2014/11/14/garys-6th-annual-ho-ho-hoey-guitar-give-away/

Gary Hoey Guitar and Vocals
Matt Scurfield Drums
AJ Pappas Bass

www.garyhoey.com

Gary Hoey "Still Got The Blues For Christmas" (full version)
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In 1995 the first Gary Ho Ho Hoey album was released. Hoey's idea to put a rock edge on Christmas classics was inspired by his mother's love for Christmas and growing up in Lowell MA with his 4 sisters. 'With the last name, Hoey, I decided one day to record an album called Ho Ho Hoey and re-do some of my favorite Christmas classics with a rock guitar." It was an instant hit at radio and sold over 350,000 copies and has been a staple at most rock stations around the country ever since. "I love doing the Ho Ho Hoey Rockin Holiday Tour every year because I get to give back and help folks with various charities and toy drives. It allows me to help communities and have some fun at the same time. And it's Hoey's loyal fan base and his connection with them that keeps him going. 'I come out after every show to meet the fans,' says Hoey. 'I enjoy the feedback and interaction.'

Gary will also be performing songs from his latest release, 'Deja Blues,' available now on Wazoo Music Group. 'This is an album of original blues songs I've wanted to record for a long time. The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart. I have so much respect for it. When I'm recording a blues song, it's a 5 minute journey and you can't take a breath, you can't keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.'

At sixteen, Hoey often lingered outside Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music making friends and offering to pay for lessons. To devote more of his time to music, the prodigy would cut high school classes so that he could hone his guitar playing skills all the while playing Boston's local clubs and teaching guitar to avoid a day job and keep the guitar in his hand.

Hoey's first break came in 1987 when Ozzy Osbourne showed up in Boston looking for a guitarist. Osborne liked Hoey's tape enough to fly him to LA for an audition. The gig went to Zakk Wylde but Ozzy suggested Hoey move to LA seeing his talent. He took Ozzy's advice and with $17,000 he saved from teaching Hoey loaded the U-Haul and drove across country to LA. In 1992 Hoey released "Heavy Bones" on Waner Bros. a rock vocal album with Frankie Banali on drums from Quiet Riot. Heavy Bones got caught in the grunge backlash and the album went unnoticed with a million dollar debt after album cost, promotion and video the band got dropped. 1993 Hoey asked Warner Bros. if he could record a low budget album for fun of instrumental rock. He recorded the successful "Animal Instinct" album ($15,000 budget) which included a cover of the Focus hit, "Hocus Pocus". Not only did the hit rocket into the Billboard Top 5, outpacing all other singles as the most frequently played rock song of the year, but the album went on to reach classic rock notoriety. With a collection of 19 albums it's no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

1994 Hoey scored the successful 'Endless Summer II' soundtrack and had another radio hit with War's "Low Rider." Other film clients have included Walt Disney films, ESPN, New Line Cinema, scoring the music to "California Screaming" (Disney Roller Coaster), as well as songs placed in movies such as "Office
Space," "Deck the Halls' (Danny Devito), and Beethoven III.

Recently, Hoey produced and co-wrote The Queen Of Metal Lita Ford's latest release 'Living Like Runaway' for SPV records to rave reviews. 'It was a thrill to work with Lita' She is a true rocker and a pioneer for woman in rock. And lastly, she's a kick ass guitar player'. To this day the guitar aficionado continues to tour extensively, endorsing Fender guitars and Amp, Monster cable, GHS Strings, Rocktron to name a few. He has been involved with the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp as music director to include his stint at 'Campalooza 2013 in NYC jammin' with legends like shred-maestro Yngwie Malmsteen, blues icon Johnny Winter, Robben Ford, the time-honored rocker Leslie West of Mountain and co-founding member of KISS Peter Criss. Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.

Hoey is raising awareness for our homeless vets with 2 clothing drives

12/13/14
Salisbury MA; Blue Ocean Music Hall
Ho Ho Hoey fans can help veterans at stay warm this year. Show your support and bring by your donated items to the venue. They will benefit the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Our vets are in need of coats, gloves, scarves, hats, sweaters, long johns, socks, boots, blankets and more.

12/06/14 & 12/07/14
CLOTHING DRIVE FOR DETROIT VETERANS IN NEED
http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/news/detail/gary-hoey-hosts-clothing-drive-for-detroit-veterans-in-need

ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR

11/30/14 Sellersville PA; Sellersville Theater
12/05/14 Lincoln, RI; Twin River Casino
12/06/14 Detroit MI; City Theater (Clothing Drive for Vets)
12/07/14 Detroit MI; City Theater (Clothing Drive for Vets)
12/11/14 St. Charles IL; Arcada Theater
12/13/14 Salisbury MA; Blue Ocean Music Hall (Clothing Drive for Vets)
12/14/14 Norfolk CT; Infinity Hall
12/18/14 San Jose CA; RockBar
12/19/14 San Juan Capistrano CA; The Coach House
12/20/14 Ramona CA; Ramona MainStage

OTHER TOUR DATES

01/15/15 Mashantucket, CT; Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp - feat. Joe Perry
01/22/15 Anaheim, CA; The NAMM Show
03/20/15 Newton NJ; Newton Theatre
 

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Fri
21
Nov

DEF LEPPARD Among 19 New Acts Announced For SRF 2015

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Another 19 acts confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival!

We at the Sweden Rock Festival are happy to announce another 19 acts that have been confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival, which will take place in Solvesborg in southern Sweden June 3rd to 6th.

Def Leppard are returning to Sweden Rock after seven years, and this time their setlist will be completely focused on their best known tracks. And considering that these Brits are one of the best-selling hard rock bands of all time, there are plenty of hits to choose from.

Five Finger Death Punch made a big impression on the main stage audience at Sweden Rock 2013 and have been one of the most requested acts since then. Now they will be back for what will be their only Swedish show next summer.

Meshuggah are making their long overdue Sweden Rock debut, Opeth will play their only Swedish concert next summer at Sweden Rock, Airbourne and Manfred Mann's Earth Band are making much anticipated comebacks and Exodus will arrive with legendary vocalist Steve Souza back by the microphone. Evergrey will be playing twice - an electric show on the Wednesday and an aoustic set two days later.

Jon English got plenty of attention and acknowledgement when his last Sweden Rock appearance was broadcast on national Swedish radio. This summer he returns for a more intimate performance at a smaller stage. Kaipa was one of the leading Swedish progressive acts in the 70's - for Sweden Rock, their classic line-up is reforming to play the group's early material under the name Kaipa Da Capo. The Swiss band Samael will be performing their classic black/industrial metal hybrid "Ceremony of Opposites" in its entirety.

Also added to the festival line-up are Lillasyster, Mad Max, Tony Carey, Avatar, Electric Mary, Hazy/Dizzy andThe Order Of Israfel.

In October, it was announced that, among several others, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Toto, Backyard Babies,HammerFall, D-A-D and Dark Tranquillity will be performing at next year's Sweden Rock Festival.

For the full list of confirmed acts and biographies on all of them, please visit www.swedenrock.com. Another 50 acts will be announced during this winter.

 
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Thu
20
Nov

BLACK MAJESTY To Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary Of 'Silent Company'

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BLACK MAJESTY TO CELEBRATE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SILENT COMPANY
 
Australian melodic metal band Black Majesty will celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of their Silent Company album with a special one off hometown show on Saturday 14th March 2015 by playing the entire album from start to finish at Musicland in Melbourne, Australia (see flyer below for Pre Sale ticket information). Silent Company is highly regarded as a fan favourite with songs like the title track and the Jon English cover of Six Ribbons gaining worldwide recognition. Black Majesty is currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth album which is being mixed by Masterplan's Roland Grapow. The new album will be released next year.
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Tue
18
Nov

EXTREME Announce 25th Anniversary 'Pornograffitti' USA Tour

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EXTREME ANNOUNCE 'PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE - 25th ANNIVERSARY' USA TOUR FOR JANUARY 2015

Tuesday 11th November ' Rock legends Extreme have announced that they will be going on tour in the US as part of the first leg of their 'Pornograffitti Live ' 25th Anniversary' tour. The shows will take the band through multiple cities in the USA and will be 'An Evening With Extreme.' They will perform, in full, their multi-Platinum, top ten album 'Pornograffitti', in its entirety, including number one hit ballad 'More Than Words,' followed up by a greatest hits set. 

VIP presale packages go on sale today, Tuesday November 18th and general on sale Friday, November 21st. VIP tickets Available at http://tickets.artistarena.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=44
 
Grammy-nominated Extreme, one of the most successful rock acts of the late 1980s and 1990s, have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. They have released six studio albums, plus a greatest hits set and a recent live DVD since their formation in 1985. The band had initially described their music as 'Funky Metal', but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending classic rock influences with post-grunge and alternative rock.
 
Extreme's popularity is fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt's signature style, Gary Cherone's resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger's rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums. Their unwavering songcraft and diverse musical approaches have earned the band multi-platinum albums with chart topping hits and sold-out tours all over the globe.
 
 'It's going to be a first' Pornograffitti Live Tour! We are going to play it from top to bottom. We can't wait to play it live.' Cherone Says.
 
Nuno explains, 'These shows are going to be real special. This record represents a great moment in time for the band. We are pretty fired up to do it.' 
 
These shows are not to be missed.

Tour Trailer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTePpi1614

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EXTREME - PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
JANUARY

FRI       16        UNCASVILLE, CT                  MOHEGAN SUN
SAT     17        PORTLAND, ME                     STATE THEATER
SUN     18        POUGHKEEPSIE, NY   THE CHANCE
TUE     20        ENGLEWOOD, NJ                  BERGEN PAC
WED    21        BOSTON, MA                         HOUSE OF BLUES
THU     22        JIM THORPE, PA                    PENNS PEAK
SAT     24        LONG ISLAND, NY                 SPACE AT WESTBURY
SUN     25        BALTIMORE, MD                   SOUNDSTAGE
TUE     27        CINCINNATI, OH                     BOGARTS                  
WED    28        CHICAGO, IL                          HOUSE OF BLUES
THU     29        MINNEAPOLIS,MN                MILL CITY NIGHTS
SAT     31        BATTLE CREEK, MI               FIREKEEPERS CASINO
           

 

 

 

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Mon
17
Nov

MICHAEL SWEET To Perform Rare Holiday Show in Plymouth

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Stryper front man to perform rare, holiday solo show in Plymouth
 
Michael Sweet, front man of the multi-platinum, Christian rock band Stryper, is performing a rare, holiday solo concert at the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature Stryper classics, songs from his solo career, and popular Christmas carols to get you ready for the holiday season.
 
With a career and repertoire spanning over three decades, Sweet has fronted one of the most trailblazing groups of the MTV generation, written a stable of Billboard charting singles, filled arenas all the world over, said goodbye at the peak of it all, took stock in a thriving solo career, got Stryper back together for yet another record breaking run and even took a stint co-leading one of the most legendary classic rock acts ever, Boston, from 2007 to 2011.
 
Musically speaking, Sweet is coming off yet another creative high in the Stryper camp thanks to its 2013’s return to form record No More Hell To Pay. Besides making an instantaneous Top 40 debut on the Billboard 200, it landed at #2 on the Top Christian Albums charts, #3 on Top Hard Rock Albums and #6 on Top Rock Albums. It’s certainly a testament to the band’s perseverance, whetting the public’s appetite all the more for Sweet’s I’m Not Your Suicide, which may technically be the follow-up to 2007’s individual offering Touched, but is actually the singer/songwriter’s first full-length original album since 2000’s Truth.
 
For this special intimate show at The Spire, Sweet will take you on a journey throughout his musical career, performing songs and sharing stories in an unforgettable evening of stellar musicianship.
 
The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems, and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.
 
Advance tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org.
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