Legendary Sunset Strip band L.A. Guns will Embark on a fall world tour that will take them to Australia for the first time and will hookup with rock icons Hanoi Rocks for a European tour that will take them through Italy, Spain, the U.K. and Scotland.
The “ONE AND ONLY L.A.GUNS” featuring the real voice of L.A.Guns, the charasmatic Phil Lewis, legendary drummer Steve Riley,Lead Guitarist Stacey Blades and Bassist Scotty Griffin will hit the Australian shores for 4 dates in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The Guns are stoked and honoured to be playing for rabid Aussie fans and this tour will surely blow the roof off down under!
Phil, Steve, Stacey and Scott are eager to get back to Europe as L.A.GUNS have not played there in 2 years. The Demolition Ball tour which will also feature Vixen is sure to pack the houses and the boys are stoked to be playing the famed “Astoria” in London.
The Guns will be playing all the favourites plus a few numbers from their crictically acclaimed 2005 release “Tales From The Strip”.
The band plans to release a new album in 2008 and will be produced once again by the legendary Andy Johns(Stones,Zepplin,Van Halen,etc)
The Climax and return of the European Tour for the Guns to the States will feature a show with Vince Neil of Motley Crue at the Myth in Minneapolis as part of a Thanksgiving Midwest Holiday run of dates prior to returing to home turf of the Sunset Strip.
When I Was A Planet, the latest from Los Angeles quintet, Invitro, hits shelves September 11th. This Gridiron Records release marks the debut of Invitro’s full length album which features the single “When I Was A Planet.” Invitro’s mixed harmonies, melodies, layered guitars and trouncing drum beats yield one of the most creative records in metal, punk, and prog of the year.
In support of When I Was A Planet, Invitro has been performing on the Family Values Tour and will continue touring North America throughout the year.
To celebrate the release of When I Was A Planet, Invitro is giving you the chance to win this signed Fender Guitar. FIVE (5) lucky runner-ups will receive a lab coat that the band uses to perform in and an autographed copy of the CD.
I haven’t listened to Supagroup before, so I didn’t know what to expect.
After listening to Rules a couple of times, I can safely say they fit into the Classic Rock mold. They have a party rock sound that is similar to, but not the same as AC/DC.
This disc is filled with high speed to mid-tempo, 3 chord mayhem that will get you on your feet rocking.
Let’s Go (Get Wasted) is about as big of a party anthem as you are ever going to hear.
Other highlights on this disc include the bluesy, “I’m Gonna Change“, The infectious “Ready To Go”, “Bastard” and “It Takes Balls”.
If you are a fan of AC/DC, Rhino Bucket or Airbourne, Supagroup may be a band for you to check out!
Rules is a solid slab of feel good, hard rock and will whet your appetite for the new disc, Fire for Hire coming at the end of September.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Ready To Go
2. Hot Times
4. Let’s Go (Get Wasted)
5. It Takes Balls
6. Invincible Me
7. I’m Gonna Change
8. One For The Money
9. Ruling (Is Its Own Reward)
10. Hog Wild
11. Rough Edge
If there’s no education like adversity, then Hurt is the smartest band around. On the quartet’s second Capitol album, Vol. II, the sweat and sacrifice is palpable in the dozen potent tracks, which further the dramatic alt-metal meld forged on 2006’s Vol. 1. Singer J. Loren goes so far to say that Hurt’s music has the power to save lives: “I know that’s not unfounded, because people have written to the band and told me that.” And it’s saved his life—“I’m compelled to do it. I have no other functionality in this life,” he states unequivocally. His goals for the band are equally forthright: “I want to invoke feeling. Period. If listeners feel good, if it compels them to tears… If all you can think about is a song for five minutes at a time, I’m happy to be that distraction. I’ve wasted my whole life to be that.”Vol. II’s ‘first single, “Ten Ton Brick,” can actually be considered the third single—if you look at Vol. 1 and Vol. II as a body of work. “I would have released both albums together, but for a young band, that’s too ambitious. These Volumes are not concept albums—my life is not a fucking concept,” declares Loren, his direct personality as intense onstage as off. “Both records are like a collection of short stories. They often intertwine and cross-reference each other between the albums. Some of the songs were written 10 years ago, some this year, but our songs are often situational, and about irony and age-old truths, so I return to themes that are important to me.” For instance, Vol. II’s “Aftermath” is a companion piece to “Ten Ton Brick,” both songs on Vol. II, the pair akin to a “movement” in classical music. Vol. II’s ‘Summer’s Lost” is related to “House Carpenter” on Vol. 1…which the listener can discern by playing “House Carpenter” backward.
Togetherness was key to Vol. II. Although the sessions were exhaustive, the lineup, together for four years, got along better than they ever had. “Through adversity we’ve done this and I’m really proud of it. When you can’t afford to eat and you work 18 hours a day for six months, I’d call that adversity.” At the production helm (as he was for Vol. 1). was Eric Greedy (Ringo Starr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Barbra Streisand), who, in tandem with Hurt, realized Vol. II in several studios around Los Angeles. While it wasn’t always smooth sailing, that’s what gives Vol. II—and the band members—a discernible audio edge.
Vol II. will be in stores Sept. 25th
Listen to “Ten Ton Brick” here!
9/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
9/24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
9/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
9/26 Libertyville, IL @ Austin’s
9/27 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
9/30 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
10/2 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
10/3 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
10/4 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
10/6 Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center