On August 1st, EXTREME will release through Frontiers Records in Europe “Saudades de Rock”, their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. “Saudades de Rock” boasts 13 tracks (plus one exclusive bonus track for the European edition, Americocaine demo 1985, the very first studio demo recording of Extreme) including the infectious roar of “Star,” the groove-laden, swagger of “King“, a raw funk rock anthem called “Learn To Love” and the expressive ballad “Ghost.”
“A record is what makes a band vital”, says Bettencourt. “For the fans, it’s like, ‘Show me if you still got it.’ And we’ve done that. I really think this is the best record we’ve ever done.”
Based on the enthusiasm of the rock aficionados and diehard fans that have followed the band since its self-titled debut, Extreme’s 2008 ‘Take Us Alive’ world tour is destined for success and will bring the band to an exclusive gig in Europe at Milan’s Rock of Ages Festival on September 13th. Showcasing material from the majestic new album and classics from discs like 1990’s multi-platinum, “Pornograffitti”, not to mention 1992’s critically acclaimed “III Sides to Every Story”, the members of Extreme are thrilled to be heading out on the road.
“Saudades de Rock” finds the men of Extreme excited to be back together and playing to their collective strengths. And clearly, the accomplishment is not lost on them. “It didn’t take long for us to be reminded of what we were capable of,” Cherone enthuses. “We always knew Extreme was special. We always knew it was a matter of time.”
It’s a sentiment that carries over to the title of Extreme’s phenomenal new disc. “’Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Nuno explains. “It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for something or someone that’s been missing in your life, and never quite sure if it will ever return. In this case, for us, it’s Rock and Roll. Saudades de Rock.”
“Saudades de Rock” European track listing includes:
Star; Comfortably Dumb; Learn To Love; Take Us Alive; Run; Last Hour; Flower Man; King Of The Ladies; Ghost; Slide; Interface; Sunrise; Peace (Saudade); Americocaine (demo 1985 – European bonus track).
Full streaming of “Star” will be available on the band and Frontiers’ myspace sites from Tuesday June 17th.
Motley Crue’s brand new CD, Saints of Los Angeles is streaming live at IHeartMusic. The new disc will be in stores on June 24th.
After the huge success of their first two studio albums, Shinedown is returning with their most vital material yet!
Produced by Rob Cavallo (My Chemical Romance, Green Day) and featuring the hit single, “Devour,” The Sound of Madness arrives on June 24th.
To celebrate the release, Shinedown and Hard Rock Hideout are giving away a Paul Reed Smith SE One Guitar and 80GB Zune MP3 Player loaded with Shinedown’s complete catalog!
You can see hear Shinedown’s new single Devour here!
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After months of searching, Crazy Lixx have found their new guitarist in 19-year old Andy Dawson (Ex-SHARP). “We are very satisfied with our new member. He was our first chioce afer having gone through all the applications that we recieved and we’re completely confident that he will be a worthy successor to Vic Zino.
Andy is a very talented guitar player and despite his young age he has a mature style of playing combined with lots of experience of performing live on stage from his last band SHARP.
In addition, and this is probaly one of the most important aspects for us, he fits perfectly in the group on a personal level; He shares the same visions for Crazy Lixx and will contribute with the same energy and commitment as the rest of us in order to push the band forward. – Danny, Joey & Luke
The New York five piece band, Rev Theory have released their sophomore effort, Light It Up, on Interscope Records.
If the first single, Hell Yeah, is any indication what is in store for this band, Rev Theory could have a platinum album in the hands. Hell Yeah is easily the best stadium anthem that I have heard in a long time. This Guns ‘N Roses flavored tune could be the one that takes Rev Theory to the next level.
What I think is kind of cool about this band is they have a sound that crosses three decades of rock. On Light It Up, I hear elements of G ‘N R, Alice in Chains, and a mix of Hinder and Nickelback.
There are several songs on this disc that have major hit potential including Hell Yeah, Favorite Disease, Broken Bones and Wanted Man.
Every time a play this disc, it seems to get a little bit better. Their is no doubt in my mind that Rev Theory has a hit record on their hands. How far it goes is up to you! If you check out one modern rock band in 2008, give Rev Theory a look. I think you will like what you hear.
Check out Rev Theory on MySpace! Light It Up is in stores now.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Hell Yeah
2. Favorite Disease
3. Light It Up
4. Broken Bones
5. Kill The Headlights
6. Wanted Man
7. Ten Years
8. Falling Down
9. You’re The One
10. Far From Over
Rev Theory is:
Rich Luzzi – Vocals
Julien Jorgensen – GUitar
Rikki Lixx – Guitar
Matt McCloskey – Bass/Backing Vocals
Dave Agoglia – Drums
Ashland, Kentucky’s Hydrogyn, has a new album, Deadly Passions, that will be released next month. In 2007, they released the video for their song Blind. This is on the band’s debut album, Bombshell.
This week on Rockline, Motley Crue premiere’s their new album, Saints of Los Angeles.
At ROCKLINE we do a bit of a balancing act sometimes. When we invite guests to join us on the show we always have you, the fan, in mind. Is the artist popular, are they interesting, do they have a good project to discuss? In other words, are they worthy of ninety minutes of valuable air time? But we also have to think like the program directors of the radio stations that carry our show. Do they fit the format of the station; are they what the PD’s want? We learned long ago that because each station varies from city to city with what they play and what they want, that we will never make everyone happy all the time. So we make the best choices we possibly can based on marquee value, airplay charts, topicality and style of music. This is why, on fortunately very rare occasions, your hometown station may not carry the live show we present on a given night and might ask for a replacement, which we are more than happy to provide. From what we are told, we do a pretty darn good job of giving everybody what they want, both fans and PD’s with amazing regularity. With two formats broadcast on two different nights, Active/Mainstream Rock and Classic Rock, we offer about ninety new shows a year and that means booking a lot of talent, representing a lot of styles and covering a lot of ground. We are acutely aware that Billy Joel and Iron Maiden (both guests this year) are about as far apart as you can get, but we are also aware that they are both undeniable superstar artists with huge catalogs of amazing songs. We feel they each deserve to be on the show.
Why are we bringing this up? Because occasionally an artist will work well on both formats and deserve to be on our entire list of close to eighty stations along with our vast Internet audience of hundreds of thousands. For 2008, this rarity will only happen four times, REM, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and our next guests, Motley Crue. Our batting average for these choices will be about .970, which has to be rated successful by anyone’s standards. Less than a handful of stations don’t like these offerings and we are good with that as we aim to please.
When it came to making the choice for Motley Crue, it was pretty much a no-brainer for us. Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars are among the most enduring, recognizable figures in all of Rock and Roll and they transcend the medium with TV shows, books and other media too. Couple that with the fact that we will be presenting the national radio premiere of the forthcoming CD “Saints of Los Angeles” eight days before its release and that they are headlining one of the most anticipated tours of the year, CrueFest, and there was no doubt that this show belonged on both nights. Add in the fact that we are expecting the entire band to join us and this is far more than a radio show and becomes a full blown event with a lot of exciting angles and aspects.
This also reminds us that we need to inform you of a couple of things. First, to speak with the band, you will need to CALL ON MONDAY NIGHT JUNE 16 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Secondly, due to contractual obligations we are authorized to broadcast the show on June 16 and again on June 18 and then NOT STREAM the program on our website until the album is in stores on June 24. At that point, the whole show will be available for your Internet enjoyment for two full weeks, at any time you wish to listen.
That pretty much covers it. This is yet another ROCKLINE event with an exclusive album premiere, bona fide larger than life rock stars, a chance for you to help interview the band on the air and a program worthy of broadcast on two nights on two similar, yet distinctly different formats.
It’s all Rock and Roll to us. Cool.
Join us for Motley Crue, exclusively on the next two editions of ROCKLINE!