XYZ singer Terry Ilous has just released “Here And Gone”, a new compilation containing 18 rare tracks from his solo years and with XYZ, featuring current or former members of OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, STING, XYZ, DOKKEN, SCORPIONS, AC/DC, DAVID BOWIE, STEVE MILLER BAND, and many more.
Comented Ilous: “I was fortunate enough to record these tracks with some exceptional players, engineers, and producers throughout the years. Several of these tracks were originally recorded long ago for CD releases that never saw the light of the day, while others, recorded more recently as soundtracks for movies and TV.
“The translation behind the Japanese writing on the CD is ‘Bushido’, meaning ‘The way of the Samurai.’ I chose this to represent my musical path so far, which has been a tough road filled with many challenges, sacrifices, and its share of disappointments and sadness, yet so full of joy. Truly, an unbelievable journey that took one outcast foreigner all the way to Hollywood for the real American rock and roll dream!
“I just wanted to share some of those moments in time with my friends and fans from all over the world that I have been lucky enough to touch and connect with in some way through my music.”
To order or listen to clips from the CD, go to this location.
Atreyu have announced that their new album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, will hit stores August 28th. Lead Sails Paper Anchor is the bands fourth album and major label debut on Hollywood Records. Recently the band posted a game on their website featuring the first single off the album, “Becoming the Bull.” The game challenges their fans to put “Becoming the Bull” back together, with the fastest time winning a prize package that includes an autographed guitar and a copy of the album before it hits the streets. Atreyu will hit the road this summer with Korn and Evanescence on the Family Values tour.
Put “Becoming The Bull’ back together: http://www.atreyugame.com
For new photos of the band go to: http://www.totalassault.com/assets/?team_id=257
Courtesy of Total Assault.
POISON front man Bret Michaels will be Alice Cooper’s special guest on Cooper’s
radio show ‘Nights with Alice Cooper’ airing Thursday, June 21. The program is a
classic-rock format and is nationally syndicated on the United Stations Radio
Networks. Air times differ, so make sure to check local listings.
Go to WWW.NIGHTSWITHALICECOOPER.COM for more information
On the show,Michaels talks candidly about his band Poison.
One of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Poison returned to Billboard’s Top
200 Albums chart last week with the #32 debut of their new EMI America
Records/Capitol release, POISON’D!, selling more than 22 thousand units it’s
first week alone.
Poison will hit more than 50 U.S. cities this summer on their “POISON’D! 2007″
tour including stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston,
Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across the country.
Juggling Bret’s tour and new release, this tireless superstar front man will
star in a 10-part reality series “Rock of Love With Bret Michaels” which starts
airing on VH-1 on July 1st.
For more information on Bret Michaels, please contact:
Carol Anne Szel
In this movie, the entire cast has returned for the sequel. Ioan Gruffudd does an excellent job as Mr. Fantastic. Chris Evans personifies the The Human Torch quite well. Michael Chiklis makes a great Thing. When Jessica Alba was cast as the Invisible Woman in the first movie, I was in disbelief. I am sure she was cast to be the movie’s eye candy, but in all reality, I can’t get over the fake blonde hair, and blue contacts hiding her natural appearance. She does the best she can as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), but she does not work for me in this role.
I have enjoyed Julian McMahon in his role on the TV show Nip/Tuck, but did not like his character as Dr. Doom in the first movie, and in this new movie, it almost seems as if they were trying to figure out a way to write him into the script.
The Good: The Special Effects were great. The new character in this film, The Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) , was handled very well, and his story was right out of the comic books. There was plenty of humor and action in the film, and it moves pretty quickly. The cast all did a fine job.
The Bad: The story could have been so much better than it was, and the movie’s big climax, was a total let down. If they would have removed Dr. Doom out of the picture, and focused on the Silver Surfer’s story, it would have been much better.
I would be surprised if this movie surpasses Ghost Rider’s sales numbers ($115,802,976.00) from earlier in the year. I found that movie more enjoyable than this one.
Rating:Out of 5
VELVET REVOLVER and ALICE IN CHAINS will team up for a North American tour beginning early August. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Aug. 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Pimlico Race Course
Aug. 06 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino
Aug. 08 – Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip Campground
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 16 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 17 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 18 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
Aug. 20 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Aug. 21 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 23 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 24 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino
Aug. 27 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 28 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Professionally filmed video footage of VELVET REVOLVER performing at the Download festival on June 8, 2007 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England is available for viewing at YouTube.
An eight-minute video interview with VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland and drummer Matt Sorum, which aired on June 6 on Canada’s “The Hour”, is available for viewing at this location.
The German branch of Sony BMG has uploaded audio samples of three of the tracks that are featured on VELVET REVOLVER’s European EP, “Melody and the Tyranny”, which was released on June 1. The EP contains two tracks from the band’s new CD, “Libertad”, as well as TALKING HEADS cover “Psycho Killer” (which was recorded during the “Libertad” sessions) and a video documentary about the making of “Libertad”.
“Libertad” will be released on July 3 in two formats: a CD version, which will also include the documentary, and a CD/DVD version, which will feature a bonus DVD with a 30-minute documentary about the 2007 South American tour.
ALICE IN CHAINS is writing songs for its first new studio album in 12 years, according to a source close to the band. A person named “the Baldy,” who says his job is “to travel the world with ALICE IN CHAINS and send photos, videos and blog entries back to (the webmasters) at AliceInChains.com,” recently provided this update: “I’ve been (in Los Angeles) for five days, sat through three rehearsals and one demo recording session, listened to several other demos, and I can happily report that the new stuff is kicking my ass right out of my pants.” There is no word on whether William DuVall, who sang with the group on last year’s reunion tour, is also handing vocals for the new material, and there’s also no official info on when an album might be released.
Guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez reunited in 2005 at a tsunami benefit in Seattle before heading out last year on full European and North American tours with DuVall singing.
Cantrell told Launch last year that while new music wasn’t out of the question, the band wasn’t ready to commit to anything. “It’s gonna be cool to see what happens,” he said. “I’m just really excited about the possibilities, ’cause there’s a lot of possibilities open. And that’s a pretty cool place to start and it’s a good place to just leave it there, rather than just making a bunch of claims of what we’re gonna do and not living up to them (laughs).”
ALICE IN CHAINS performed at the second annual “VH1 Rock Honors”, which was taped on May 12 in Las Vegas. This year’s show honored OZZY OSBOURNE, HEART, GENESIS and ZZ TOP, with performances and tributes from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NICKELBACK, KEANE and others.
If the new CD sounds anything like this EP, sign me up for a copy now! Ripper Owens voice sounds stronger than ever, and the 4 songs on this disc absolutely rock! The guitars of Jon Schaffer and Tim Mills are tight as can be, and Brent Smedley’s Machine Gun style doublen bass drumming is awesome!
Overture of the Wicked is tasty appetizer for Iced Earth’s up and coming CD. Based on what I have heard here, Iced Earth is going to be a band to watch in 2007. They are about to have a breakout year!
If you have enjoyed any of Ripper Owens vocals in the past, you need to get this! You can hear the track Ten Thousand Years below.
Rating: Out of 10
- Ten Thousand Strong
- Birth of the Wicked
- The Coming Curse