Stephen Pearcy Update
Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy‘s official web site has been updated with the following message:
“Stephen to tour March-April 2007 doing a short run with his RAT BASTARDS. Stephen‘s also working on his third solo release with talk of former RATT producer Beau Hill to finish out the production before summer. Release date [to be announced]. Also ready for release 2007 (not one, but two) Stephen Pearcy ‘History in Muzik’ DVD compilations projects featuring MICKEY RATT, VICIOUS DELITE, ARCADE, VERTEX, RATT personal footage and his solo career. On stage, backstage footage spanning (25) years through his platinum-plus career in muzik. Pearcy [is] also putting final touches on a history in muzik ‘box set’ for release 2007. Release dates [to be announced].
“Rhino Records to release a RATT video history compilation DVD early 2007. The DVD will include both longform videos, certified platinum and gold respectively. RATT ‘The Video’ (1986) and RATT ‘Video Action’ (1991) collectively. Including possible new interviews and other videos not released by Atlantic Records. Release date [to be announced].
“Stephen hit the first drag race of the 2007 season at Pamona, CA hanging with four-time top fuel dragster world champ Tony Schumacher, driver of the Army car, qualifying #1 on the second day of qualifying.
“Top Fuel World is preparing to sponsor a top fuel car possibly by summer with associate sponsors [to be announced]. Keep your ears and eyes open for this 320 mph plus adventure! It’s been along time in the works.
“RATT’s ‘Back in the Cellar’ 2007? Keep the traps open for that one!”
Scorpions New CD and Artwork
According to a posting on the web site of the official SCORPIONS French fan club Crazyscorps, the German hard rock veterans have set “Humanity – Hour 1″ as the title of their new album, due in Europe on May 14 via BMG.
SCORPIONS arrived in Los Angeles in October to begin recording their new album with songwriter/producer Desmond Child. Child, who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER, recently worked with Michael Beinhorn, Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman as co-producer on MEAT LOAF’s “Bat Out Of Hell 3: The Monster Is Loose” CD, and has also been mentioned as MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil’s likely collaborator on Neil’s upcoming solo album.
SCORPIONS’ latest album, “Unbreakable”, was released in the U.S. in June 2004 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland.
New Black Sabbath track
The first single from the upcoming Black Sabbath release (April 3 on Rhino Records), Black Sabbath: The Dio Years is a track called The Devil Cried. It’s one of three new tracks recorded last fall.
The cool thing about Private Line is they have a sound that is a cross between 80’s and today’s hard rock. It is a sound that I think would appeal to most hard rock fans from both generations. Not all of the tracks are heavy on this disc. Some fall into an a pop metal/ pop rock vein, while staying more towards the rock side of the fence.
There are plenty of tracks to like here, and very little, if any filler. My current favorite tracks are Evel Knievel Factor, Broken Promised Land, Alive and Billion Star Hotel.
I think this is the kind of disc that will appeal to a lot of people, if they give it a couple of listens. You can find Evel Knievel Factor at NEH Records.com.
Here is the first video from this disc:
Broken Promised Land
Rating: Out of 10
- Prelude for the Daredevils
- Evel Knievel Factor
- Broken Promised Land
- Sound Advice
- The Sindicate
- Prozac Nation
- Gods of Rewind
- Billion Star Hotel
Videos on Demand through the new Vodpod feature. Over in the side bar, you can now play any videos you want that I have loaded into the vodpod player. One click and you can watch your favorite hard rock videos!