Gilby Clarke

Fri
31
Oct

Benefit Concert For Children In Poverty & Conflict Zones

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
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A BENEFIT CONCERT
FOR CHILDREN IN POVERTY & CONFLICT ZONES


7:00 PM - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
THE GASLAMP RESTAURANT & BAR - LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

FEATURING GILBY CLARKE & TEDDY 'ZIG ZAG' ANDREADIS (FORMER GUNS N’ ROSES),
SEN DOG (CYPRESS HILL), DONOVAN LEITCH, CHUCK WRIGHT (QUIET RIOT),
ROBBIE WYCKOFF (ROGER WATERS), SCOTT BREADMAN (LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM),
BILLY THE FIST (FORMER LONDON) & SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

 
LONG BEACH, CA / October 30, 2014 - Renowned producer, songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian Lanny Cordola proudly announces PEACE JAM 2014, a special benefit concert for children living in poverty and conflict zones.

Since 2010, Cordola has worked with a variety of NGOs and musicians in Pakistan and Afghanistan to promote awareness, spread peace and give voice to the vulnerable children of the regions through the mediums of music, film and other creative outlets.

The stage is set for PEACE JAM 2014 at 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 23 at the Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar in Long Beach, California. This evening of music and multimedia will feature an array of talent, including guitarist Gilby Clarke and keyboardist and singer Teddy ‘Zig Zag’ Andreadis (both formerly of Guns N’Roses), rapper Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), actor and musician Donovan Leitch (son of folk legend Donovan), bassist Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot), singer Robbie Wyckoff (member of Roger Waters’ touring band), percussionist Scott Breadman (Lindsey Buckingham), Billy The Fist (formerly of London) and other special guests to be announced.

Soldiers of Sound (a group of veterans / musicians Cordola has been working with), writer, scholar and musician Mark LeVine (author of Heavy Metal Islam), Egyptian musician Ramy Essam (featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Square, which depicts the ongoing Egyptian Revolution of 2011), keyboardist Eric Hirschhorn (The Master Plan) and the bandRandom will also be making appearances.

“I began my journey through Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2010, collaborating with musicians on a peace through music project,” Cordola said. “After visiting and meeting many kids who were living in poverty stricken areas and conflict zones, I decided to help give them a voice through music and by raising funds on their behalf. These Miraculous Love Kids’ lives are important, just as all our lives are important. I've become their friend, their advocate, their song and dance man. As Tom Petty sings: ‘You can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down.’"

Tickets for PEACE JAM 2014 are available at the following prices:
  • General admission - $20.00
  • Booth seats - $30.00 (SOLD OUT)
  • Couch seats - $50.00 (SOLD OUT)
  • General admission / meet-n-greet - $100.00
  • General admission / meet-n-greet / autographed guitar - $500.00

Tickets can be purchased at gofundme.com/fmbl8o or thegaslamprestaurant.com.

All proceeds from PEACE JAM 2014 go to Lanny Cordola’s work with children living in poverty and conflict zones.

About Lanny Cordola
Born and reared in Los Angeles, California, Lanny Cordola's musical epiphanies have led him on many global explorations from club gigs up aand down the Sunset Strip to tours of North America, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. He has shared musical communion on stage and in the studio with Ozzy Osbourne, members of Guns N’ Roses, Vanilla Fudge, House of Lords, Nancy Sinatra, Etta James, the Beach Boys, Donovan, and many others. Since 2010, Cordola has worked with a variety of NGOs and musicians in Pakistan and Afghanistan to promote awareness, spread peace and give voice to the vulnerable children of the regions through the mediums of music, film and other creative outlets.
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About The Gaslamp Restaurant & Bar
6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 596-4718
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Tue
29
Jul

BANG YOUR HEAD Tour - Show Report

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Quiet Riot's Brings the Bang Your Head Tour and so much More
 
From Joe Dolan in LA...

It seems that for years, fans of the MTV Headbanger's Ball generation have been crying out for the return of hard rock music, big name tour packages and the songs of yore that rattled speakers and made parents scream 'Turn That Shit Down!' The Summer of 2014 has done more than calm the masses, it's riled the troops and brought fans out from all points on the map to welcome the one thing they've been begging for ' it's the Bang Yoour Head Tour featuring Gilby Clarke (Guns n'Roses), the BulletBoys, Faster Pussycat and one of the busiest bands today playing legendary music that marked an era ' Quiet Riot triumphantly headlining.

The tour launched in Southern California with three show dates that instantly spiked FM radio interest as well as magazine mention and has continued on with dozens upon dozens of shows scheduled across the United States throughout the summer. It's been over three years since Quiet Riot announced they were reassembling, after the passing of front man Kevin DuBrow, and touring was just the start of it. Through the diligent work of drummer Frankie Banali, a key member of the band's career history, the result has become an all-star line-up that brings the music of the legendary band back to fans in the fashion hard rock has always been delivered, that is ' Loud and Proud!

On bass guitar, Quiet Riot features Los Angeles bassist Chuck Wright, the man behind the low end of Quiet Riot's signature song Metal Health and as featured on the band's album titled QR III, which scored number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 200 in 1986. Wright was also a founding member of 80's era staples, Giuffriaand House of Lords and has performed on top selling albums for artists including Impellitterri, Doro Pesch (alongside Tommy Thayer of KISS), Matt Sorum(Guns n' Roses), Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Saints of the Underground (with Jani Lane) and the hit-list holiday issued discs by Northern Lights Orchestra that brings together some of the most prominent artists in the hard rock realm.

Quiet Riot's guitarist is Alex Grossi, an artist who has both appeared and recorded with a multitude of star acts including Adler's Appetite, Bang Tango and alongside former Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow during the years he performed solo as well as on the 2006 Quiet Riot release titled Rehab. Grossi's repertoire includes having written with key artists including Jani Lane (Warrant), Dizzy Reed and Gilby Clarke separately (both of Guns n' Roses fame) and has recorded on more than a dozen high profile projects.

Lead vocals for the band might have been a hard sell on fans, as the world is well aware of the unique high end and out front style that was signature to Kevin DuBrow and that led a generation of teens to develop a movement of hard rock revelry that continues to exist today.  Truth be told, there are few who could do more than just sing along, but who could actually do justice to the original songs as recorded by DuBrow himself. Enter front man and media sensation Jizzy Pearl, formerly of Love/Hate and having performed with bands including RATT and Adler's Appetite. Pearl's well respected range, stage performances and ability to be creative on the fly made him the most suitable option for doing more than just recreating a recognized sound; it brought a new life to the band that has since spawned a new generation of fans that continues the legacy of what some media outlets have referred to as a cornerstone in the foundation upon which the MTVgeneration was built.

All of this creates a show of it's own, but the Bang Your Head Tour features the above mentioned circus of talents as just the headlining slot. As captured by music journalist Joe Dolan during the performance at the World Famous Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, it was a long toss back to the era of distorted guitars and driving drumbeats from the minute the curtain went up until Quiet Riot took the stage.

Opening the show was multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Gilby Clarke alongside E.J. Curse, the founding bass player from the band Silent Rage.  TheGilby Clarke Band, performing as a trio, knocked the ball out of the park with seven stellar songs that tied the sound of 80's hard rock in to the blues laden solos that tickled attendees of Guns n' Roses shows throughout the Use Your Illusion tour. Never failing to play the fan favorite, Tijuana Jail, the band warmed the audience and brought the stragglers in to their seats to see exactly how rock and roll is played on a big stage.

Next on stage was a band that has weathered the tide of genre changes in music, the BulletBoys, who scored two songs in the US Main Rock Charts in the top 30's in 1989. The band had just released a new single off their forthcoming full length release titled Elefante and received airplay on a major market FM station in San Diego that morning with the first official on-air spin of their tune just hours before show time. This tour reunites singer Marq Torien with fellow founding member, bassist Lonnie Vencent as well as supports the new CD release. Over the course of 40 minutes on stage, the band introduced their new track and ran through some fan favorites including the chart topping Smooth Up In Ya that attendees demanded and sang along with note for note.

When Faster Pussycat took the stage, it wasn't a far cry at all from the show that took the glam metal era by storm in the late 80's. Though the band featuresTaime Downe as the only original member, it's his nasally drone that the audience has connected with on hit singles including Bathroom Wall and the US Main Rock charting song House Of Pain that was replayed consistently in 1990 on MTV. The audience crowded the stage with iPhones and cameras when they performed and during the hour they stomped around on the raised platform, attendees were witness to a set list of songs that for the most part, they knew by heart.

By the time Quiet Riot took the stage, the show had already proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that hard rock was back and touring with a vengeance. This alone, however, is only part of the news that has grabbed attention of Quiet Riot fans in 2014. Earlier in the year, Frankie Banali announced the release of the anticipated film titled Now You're here, There's No Way Back. The film features a deep and intrinsic look into the facts related to the history of the band and it details key moments that many long time fans weren't aware of, as well as documenting the moments that made them a celebrated band and secured their place in the history of American hard rock.

Adding to a year that has re-established the band, just before the start of the tour, Quiet Riot released a new album featuring six tracks with Jizzy Pearl on vocals and four previously unreleased songs from live performances featuring Kevin DuBrow. Titled 10, the album became available on June 27th, 2014 to rave reviews. It marks the next chapter in the career of these artists that have entertained millions worldwide for decades, and celebrates the achievements of Kevin DuBrow, one of rocks finest front men, a stellar songwriter and an artist who was consistently at the top of his game.

Follow Quiet Riot online at their official website to learn about the tour coming to an area near you, to purchase the new album 10 or to find out when you can own a copy of the new film.

Web: www.officialquietriot.com
 

 
 
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