LILLIAN AXE has scheduled the following dates:
Jul. 20 – The Parish – New Orleans, LA
Sep. 04 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta GA
Sep. 05 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL
Sep. 06 – Jesters Pub – Fayetteville, NC
Sep. 07 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
Sep. 08 – Jaxx Nightclub – West Springfield, VA
Sep. 10 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Sep. 12 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sep. 14 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep. 15 – Mark’s Showplace – Bedford, NH
Sep. 16 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Sep. 17 – Wreck Room – Toronto, ONT
Sep. 18 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Sep. 19 – I-Rock – Detroit, MI
Sep. 20 – Huntington Music Hall/The Monkey Bar – Huntington, WV
Sep. 21 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
Sep. 22 – Station 4 – St. Paul MN
Sep. 23 – Vnuk’s Lounge – Milwaukee, WI
Sep. 24 – Static Bar – Topeka, KS
Sep. 28 – Outlaws Music Hall – Portland, OR
Sep. 29 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct. 01 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
Oct. 02 – House of Blues 5th Ave Stage – San Diego, CA
Oct. 04 – Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 05 – Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
Oct. 06 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Tickets for the above dates are available through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.
LILLIAN AXE has had the release date of its first new studio album in nearly fifteen years (and first for the Metro City Records label), titled “Waters Rising”, pushed back to July 17 from the previously announced June 19. The CD’s title cut is now available for streaming at this location (second song in audio player).
“This album has been conceptually in the works for years,” explained guitarist Steve Blaze. “‘Waters Rising’ represents the boiling point factor, that life seems to be a tumultuous ride always on the brink of explosion. These recent times on this planet seem to be proving this point. However, in each individual is the point where you reconcile this within your spirit and peace takes over allowing you to cope more effectively. The songs on this record cover the different ways that we deal with this factor and the fact that everyone is trying to make sense of it.”
Ozzy’s new CD, Black Rain on track to sell 125K copies in the first week.
According to Hits Daily Double, OZZY OSBOURNE’s “Black Rain” is poised to sell around 125,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut in the Top 3 of next week’s The Billboard 200 chart. This number is slightly lower than the 153,000 first-week tally registered by 2001’s “Down to Earth”, which entered the Billboard chart at No. 4.
First RATT 2007 reunion picture posted online!
Free Goodies from Best Buy when you preorder Tesla’s Real to Reel
If you pre-order TESLA’s upcoming covers album, “Real to Reel”, from Best Buy now, you will get a bonus disc with four exclusive tracks plus free shipping, all for just $11.99. The exclusive bonus disc contains “War Pigs” (BLACK SABBATH cover) from the “Real to Reel” sessions and three studio unplugged tracks — “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Paradise” and “Shine Away” — all from the upcoming box set (and from the last sessions with original guitarist Tommy Skeoch). This is a limited offer, so pre-order now and make sure you don’t miss out.
To pre-order, go to this location.
TESLA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” airing Wednesday, June 6. The band will perform a live set during the program. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out http://www.rocklineradio.com.
TESLA has posted online some of the songs on its upcoming covers album, “Real to Reel”. In addition to LED ZEPPELIN’s “Thank You”, which TESLA chose as the first single, the band has now posted online full versions of their covers of the JAMES GANG’s “Walk Away”, “Ball of Confusion” by THE TEMPTATIONS, and “Rock Bottom” by UFO. The tracks can be accessed at the new web site TeslaRealToReel.com. The band has also posted three songs at its MySpace page. “Thank You”, DEEP PURPLE’s “Space Truckin'”, TRAFFIC’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, and THE BEATLES’ “I’ve Got a Feeling” can be listened to at http://www.myspace.com/teslatheband.
“Real to Reel”, which also includes songs originally made famous by the GUESS WHO, THIN LIZZY, ROBIN TROWER, URIAH HEEP, DEREK & THE DOMINOS, and THE ROLLING STONES, comes out June 5.
TESLA has recorded a second covers album, with the title “Reel Two”, which will be given to fans at their North American tour stops beginning June 7 in Santa Rosa, California. That collection features tracks originally recorded by MOTT THE HOOPLE, MONTROSE, BAD COMPANY, BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE, THE ROLLING STONES, ALICE COOPER, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, PETER FRAMPTON, ZZ TOP, AEROSMITH, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, and BLACK SABBATH.
After helping sell over 7 Million records sold with Quiet Riot, Carlos Cavazo is a house hold name with most hard rock fans.
He isn’t playing with Quiet Riot any more these days, but he hasn’t quit rocking either.
In 2007, Carlos has multiple projects including 3 Legged Dogg, Big Noise and The Hollywood All-Starz.
1980 – Snow
1983 – Quiet Riot – Metal Health
1984 – Quiet Riot – Condition Critical
1984 – Footloose – Movie Soundtrack
1986 – Quiet Riot – QRIII
1986 – Hear ‘n Aid – Various Artists
1988 – Quiet Riot – S/T
1993 – Quiet Riot – Terrified
1995 – Quiet Riot – Down to the Bone
1998 – Forever Mod: A Tribute to Rod Stewart – Various Artists
1998 – Thunderbolt: A Tribute to AC/DC – Various Artists
1999 – Quiet Riot – Alive and Well
2000 – Remixed to Hell: AC/DC Tribute – Various Artists
2001 – Quiet Riot – Guilty Pleasures
2002 – Footloose (Bonus Tracks) O.C.R – Original Cast Recordings
2003 – Paul Shortino’s The Cutt – Sacred Place
2005 – Hollywood Rocks: Audio Companion Box Set
2006 – Power Project – Dinosaurs
2006 – 3 Legged Dogg – Frozen Summer
This disc was not quite as successful, as the U.S. debut, Metal Health, but still managed to sell over 3 million copies.
I must admit that it has been quite some time since I have dusted off my copy of Condition Critical. This disc is a solid, but not stellar effort by the Quiet Riot crew of Kevin Dubrow, Carlos Cavazo, Rudy Sarzo, and Frankie Banali.
The songs Mama Weer All Crazee Now, and Party All Night are two of Quiet Riot’s biggest anthems ever, and are favorites of mine.
Stomp Your Hands, Clap your Feet is pure 80’s cheese. I can live without this song.
Winners Take All was Quiet Riot’s lone attempt at a power ballad on Condition Critical. I never have liked this song, and still dont.
The guitar sound on Condition Critical sounds a lot like a few of the songs Ozzy was releasing around the same time period. I can definitely hear Randy Rhoads influence on Carlos Cavazo on this song. I actually like it more today, than when I picked this disc up years ago.
Scream and Shout is one of the heaver songs on Condition Critical, and a pretty good one at that.
After listening to Red Alert again, I am surprised that Quiet Riot didn’t release this song as a single. It isn’t an amazing song, but could have possibly been a modest hit for the band back in the ’80’s.
Carlos Cavazo’s guitar playing is the highlight on Bad Boy. This track would just be average if not for his excellent guitar licks.
(We Were) Born To Rock is another throw away track to me.
Condition Critical is not the best rock record you will ever listen to, but its far from the worst. The hits on this record make up for some of the more average sounding tracks. Carlos Cavazo’s playing makes this a disc worth checking out.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Sign Of The Times
2. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
3. Party All Night
4. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet
5. Winners Take All
6. Condition Critical
7. Scream And Shout
8. Red Alert
9. Bad Boy
10. (We Were) Born To Rock
The third chapter of the Guitar Hero game, is going to included a bunch of great songs to play along with. Check out this band list: Extreme, Skid Row, DIO, Eddie Money, The Police, Faster Pussycat, Billy Squier, Accept, RATT, Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot.
I own the first two editions of this game and it is addictive as hell. With a playlist this cool, this game is going to be a top seller for sure!