It never ceases to amaze me how much music from the 80′s and early 90′s have been used in television commercials.
Have you seen the latest AT&T ad, using the Warrant song, Heaven?
Sean Kelly grew up in North Bay Ontario, studying the classical guitar but also digging the sounds emanating from his 12-watt stereo system; Kiss, Van Halen, and Guns N’ Roses.
Warrior Records announced today that Crash Kelly, created from influences of mega-groups Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, KISS and Queen will be releasing their third album, “One More Heart Attack,” on July 29th, but it is a debut CD on Warrior.
The new Crash Kelly band consists of Sean Kelly, on guitar and vocals, Gene Scarpelli (son of Gino Scarpelli, guitarist for Canadian hard rock legends GODDO), Tim Timleck on drums, and long time Crash Kelly co-hort Allister Thompson, who has switched from guitar to bass.
“This is a really great group of classy rock pros, and they are all well-represented on the new album, ‘One More Heart Attack’ coming to stores in America on July 29th,” said vocalist and leader of Crash Kelly.
“What makes us different this time around is the fact that I brought in some different players and also did some outside writing with Moe Berg on a few key tracks,” explained Kelly. “This album is much more focused and I think it’s sonically the best thing Crash Kelly has ever done. It also rocks a little harder.”
Kelly noted the new album has some classic rock input, too. Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rock Star: Supernova) helped produce the new album for the second time. “Gilby has a great ear for arrangement, getting great guitar tones, and solid performances. I think we’re cut from the same cloth, musically speaking,” commented Kelly.
Crash Kelly has just finished up a Canadian tour with Gilby and now have their sights set on an American tour, which Kelly has not done since he toured with Alice Cooper in 2006. Forthcoming dates to be announced.
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) — has lined up the following dates:
Jul. 12 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Jul. 20 – Chicago, IL @ [Private Event]
Jul. 31 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space at The Hard Rock Casino
Aug. 02 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
Aug. 16 – Denver, CO @ Hawgfest
Aug. 29 – Houston, TX @ Rock the Bayou Festival
LYNCH MOB‘s U.S. tour with CINDERELLA, WARRANT and LYNAM was recently cancelled after CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer‘s left vocal cord hemorrhaged during rehearsal, thereby making it impossible for him to sing in the immediate future.
According to Gnrdaily.com, Amazon.co.uk is now listing the release date of GUNS N’ ROSES’ Chinese Democracy as August 25th. It is worth noting that they have previously listed its availability as September 2007, February 2008, and December 2008. Because of this, it is hard to put any faith in these dates. Amazon only knows what they are told by the record companies.
Perhaps more promising though, is the fact that Amazon.com finally, for the first time ever, has a page for Chinese Democracy. Again, Amazon only knows what they are told by the record companies, but this one is worth putting stock in! Why? Never before has Amazon.com put up a Chinese Democracy page.
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
HRH Comment: I wouldn’t hold my breath, waiting for this disc to come out. This news at least seems a little positive though.
Miss Crazy has two free downloads available on their myspace page!
Go download a copy of the new song, Left Me Here to Die, and their cover of the Def Leppard tune, Tear it Down!
DISTURBED: TEN THOUSAND FISTS ALBUM COVER ART AND “LAND OF CONFUSION” MUSIC VIDEO
It is no secret that Todd McFarlane has been working closely ith the band Disturbed since he was approached in 2005 to design the cover art for the band’s latest album, Ten Thousand Fists. Designed and drawn by Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo, the cover artwork features the sinister smile of Disturbed’s character, “The Guy,” surrounded by a massive throng of people with their fists thrust in the air.
David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, said of the album art: “We wanted to bring our old icon, the Disturbed smiley face, whom we call “The Guy,” to life. I came up with a concept that embodied what the record was about, “The Guy” leading an army of people from all walks of life and all colors of skin, with their fists raised in unison, as a symbol of unity, strength and defiance with an azure sky in the background. Being a fan of the Spawn comic book series and the artwork that Todd and his company have done in the past, we could think of no better team to bring this idea to life. We are incredibly pleased with the piece, and think it is the most striking and certainly our favorite of the three covers.”
The success of Todd’s involvement with the cover art of the album later led the band to request that Todd invest his artistic vision in the direction of a music video. Todd accepted the offer, and all four members of Disturbed visited the McFarlane Companies in Tempe, AZ to discuss various ideas for the video. Wanting to reference the album cover art, it was decided that the music video would be animated, starring “The Guy” and featuring many characters seen on the album cover.
Production began in February 2006, and now almost four months later, the video based on the song “Land of Confusion” is on the brink of its public debut. Todd and producer Terry Fitzgerald, has well as the entire animation studio in Korea, have spent countless hours designing the characters, perfecting the backgrounds, and editing the clips together to create a striking video with a powerful message. Disturbed’s “Land of Confusion” is a rerecording of the Genesis song, and like the original video, Disturbed’s own version is highly political. The 3 and a half minute video not only features characters recognizable from the band’s album cover, but also it features characters recognizable from the real world.
If you haven’t seen the original Genesis video, check it out below:
This week at HRH, the cover videos continue……..with a twist! Check out the cover videos, and the original version of the song covered.
Also reviews on, the brand new Hard Rock Park, Motley Crue’s Saints of Los Angeles and a whole lot more.
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