ROCKLAHOMA ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CA On Tuesday, March 4th the Catch the Fever Music Festivals announced at its press conference from the historic Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, its lineup for the 2008 festival taking place July 10-13, 2008 in Pryor, Oklahoma. Over 84 bands will be performing on three giant stages throughout the four days.
The press conference was hosted by Eddie Trunk, who can be heard on XM’s Boneyard Channel 41, VH-1 Classic and is syndicated throughout the nation. In attendance was Bret Michaels, front man of Poison, all of Warrant featuring Jani Lane, along with members of Cinderella, LA Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Beautiful Creatures, Night Ranger, XYZ, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vain, and Lynch Mob.
The Rocklahoma Press Conference was heard live on XM’s Boneyard Channel 41, as well as streamed on Wyldside Radio.
The initial lineup on the main stage is as follows:
Thursday (Pre Party for those who have bought three day tickets) Bret Michaels, LA Guns featuring Tracii Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Vain, House of Lords and Jet Boy.
Friday: XYZ, Armored Saint, Kingdom Come, Night Ranger, TBA, Triumph and TBA.
Saturday: Pretty Boy Floyd, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Tora Tora, Black N Blue, Trixter, Kix, Warrant featuring Jani Lane and Cinderella
Sunday: Axe, Beautiful Creatures, Zebra, Lynch Mob, TBA, Tesla and TBA
Additional bands on the main stage will be added in the upcoming weeks. Lineup and bands are subject to change.
Two side stages adjacent to the main stage feature over twenty-eight regional artists on each stage.
The Retrospect Records stage includes the following bands: Jester, Sidekixx, Pair-A-Dice, Front Runner, Tommy Had a Vision, Valor, Gypsy Blue, Whitefoxx, Blue Tiger, Wild August, Messang, Paul Shortino, Mariah, Warryor, Bad Candy, Lorraine, Nasty Nasty, Real Steel, Cuttlass, Vyper, Mass, Bad Candy, Oney, Strikeforce, Herazz, Reckless, Heartless, Ron Keel, Warryor and Alibi.
The other stage has Texas Hippie Coalition, Karnevil featuring Dario Lorina, Dirty Penny, Crooked X, Gypsy Pistoleros, Sweet FA, Banshee, Gods of Kansas, Lipstick Magazine, Pownd, Shadowside, Mindflow, Warmachine, Asphalt Valentine, Krucible featuring Lance King.
Rocklahoma is the world’s largest Rock Festival of its type featuring bands from the eighties. Rocklahoma has already sold tickets from all fifty states and throughout Canada and Europe.
In an unprecedented move, Nightmare Records, Blastzone Entertainment Group, and Chavis Records have teamed up to form a new partnership, the Tri-Label Group.
The Tri-Label Group intends to bring you four incredible days of music entertainment on The 2nd Stage (North) at this year’s major US rock festival, Rocklahoma.
Rocklahoma is set to take place July 10th – 13th, 2008 in Pryor, OK. This highly touted event triumphs all others in the US Rocklahoma will bring you four days of nonstop, festive, 1980s-era rock music. Last year, the rock n’ roll event brought over 100,000 fans from all over the globe, to see the best in rock entertainment.
As the headliners are preparing to perform on the main stage, you will enjoy the unbelievable line-up Tri-Label Group has put together for you on The 2nd Stage (North)!! Tri-Label Group is preparing to indulge you with a massive amount of heavy talent destined to rock your world; featuring not only a mixed array of top notched musical acts from each of the three labels, but additional high profile talent that will provide you with raging rock and metallic energy.
The Tri-Label Group has set the standards for what a support stage should be and The 2nd Stage (North) will intensify your Rocklahoma experience! The confirmed acts for ‘The 2nd Stage (North) thus far, in alphabetical order are: ASPHALT VALENTINE, BONESHAKER, DANGEROUS INC., DEATHRIDERS, GODS OF KANSAS, KRUCIBLE, LIPSTICK MAGAZINE, MINDFLOW, ORDER OF NINE, POWND, SACRED DAWN, SHADOWSIDE, THE JACKYLS, WARMACHINE.
Located four miles North of Pryor, OK, off Highway 69, the Fever facilities include over 6,200 assigned and numbered seats, as well as general admission on the lawn for over 50,000 people. The grounds also feature over 4,000 campsites, on-site parking, bathroom facilities, a convenience store, and overnight security provided by Mayes County Sheriff’s Department. Rocklahoma also has a Picture Alley that allows anyone in attendance to approach the stage during any performance and take photographs of a favorite artist at close range.
The long awaited Rocklahoma 2008 Official Announcement was broadcast live on XM Radio’s The Boneyard from the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California. Eddie Trunk was there to emcee the event.
The XM press conference started late, and cut off mid way through so this is only a partial listing. The bands below are confirmed but the time slots are not yet set.
The following bands will be at Rocklahoma 2008 in Pryor, Oklahoma, July 10th – 13th:
In order to receive admission for the Thursday night show, you must by a three day pass!
Thursday Night acts are:
L.A. Guns featuring Tracii Guns
House of Lords
Bret Michaels (solo) is the headliner for Thursday night.
Co Headliners are
Pretty Boy Floyd
Every Mothers Nightmare
Black N’ Blue
Warrant (with Jani Lane)
Eddie Trunk mentioned during the press conference that MORE acts are on the way, but were not signed as of press time.
Tickets are available at www.rockfeverfest.com
Before 2008, I have not heard any songs by Whitecross. I do not know how this band managed to slip by me. I do not usually pick up CCM releases, and that may be why. Nonetheless, I got a hold of the new Whitecross CD Reissue by Retroactive Records.
Nineteen eighty seven is a 2005 re-recording of the songs on the Whitecross debut record by Rex Carroll and Scott Wenzel. This reissue has a few outtakes thrown in as bonus tracks. The Bonus tracks are nice and the Re:Animate instrumental is cool, but the added tracks don’t really add to this releases. As far as Nineteen Eighty Seven goes, they don’t have to.
What does Whitecross sound like? Think Stryper meets RATT. Guitarist Rex Carroll sounds like a Warren DiMartini clone. His playing on this record is superb. Of course with this being a CCM release, some of the songs have a message, and some listeners may frown upon this, but I don’t.
Not all songs have to be about Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (but that is o.k. too). I think hair metal fans that give this CD a chance will be greatly surprised by the quality of music here.
There are some very good tunes on this disc, including, Enough is Enough, He is the Rock, No Way I’m Goin’ Down. Check out the clip below and decide for yourself. I like this disc, and I think you will too.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Who Will You Follow
2. Enough Is Enough
3. He Is The Rock
4. Lookin’ For A Reason
5. No Way I’m Goin’ Down
6. Seein’ Is Believin’
7. All I Need
9. Signs Of The End
10. Love on the Line
12. Enough is Enough (outtake)
13. No Way I’M Goin’ Down (Outtake)
14. Love on the Line (Outtake)
15. Scotty Outtake
Rex Carroll -Guitars
Scott Wenzel – Vocals
Mike Fieghan – Drums
Tony Acevedo – Bass Guitar
Check out Fumble’s new video, Burning Down.
The highly anticipated debut from Black Tide, Light From Above, can now be heard in its entirety on the band’s official Imeem page. Chalked full of heavy shredding and melodic hooks, Light From Above draws from the likes of Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue and Skid Row. Head over to http://blacktide.imeem.com/ to preview the disc before its March 18th release.
MTV.com reports that the reunited VAN HALEN have been forced to postpone four upcoming dates of their U.S. tour due to an unspecified medical condition affecting guitarist Eddie Van Halen. A statement issued by tour promoter Live Nation on Monday afternoon (March 3) explained that concerts in Dallas, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Raleigh, North Carolina, have been postponed and rescheduled for April.
“According to Eddie Van Halen’s physician, he is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures,” read the release.
The March 3 show at American Airlines Arena in Dallas has been rescheduled for April 24; the March 5 show at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati has been moved to April 22; the March 7 show at RBC Center in Raleigh was shifted to April 13 and the March 9 show at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore will now take place April 15, according to Pollstar.
Fans should retain their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled concerts or ticket refunds will be issued at the original point of purchase.
The Live Nation spokesperson said the tour is expected to pick up the previously scheduled dates beginning on March 11 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, for now, no other dates have been affected.
Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has revealed to Ray Miller of Rock Biographer that the reactivated LYNCH MOB — featuring guitarist George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist Oni Logan alongside legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) and bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) — will take part in this summer’s CINDERELLA/WARRANT U.S. tour. “The LYNCH MOB is going out [on tour] by the way,” Pilson said in an interview that was conducted last week. “They’re going out this summer. It’s going to be really cool because it is George and Oni as well as Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza…it’s just gonna be a great band…I mean it is going to be phenomenal. In fact, I’m excited to see it.”
When asked if there was any truth to the rumor that DOKKEN was in talks to tour with CINDERELLA (PICTURED BELOW) and WARRANT this summer, Pilson said, “It was going to be DOKKEN, at least that is what they were talking about. But when that fell apart, George secured it for the LYNCH MOB.”
Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rockers LYNAM are rumored to have secured the opening slot on the CINDERELLA/WARRANT tour, which is scheduled to launch in July. The package is expected to make a stop at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 17. Additional dates will be announced soon.