How in the heck did 20th Century Fox get to use the name Babylon A.D. for their new movie?! I realize that Babylon A.D. is one of the lesser known bands of the 80′s hair metal era, but this seems like a trademark or copyright violation of some sort.
You can watch the trailer for the new Vin Diesel movie below:
Here is the Babylon A.D. Video, “Bang Goes The Bells”. This song is from the Babylon A.D. self titled debut from 1989 on Arista Records.
Seems like to me the band could have a pending lawsuit. They may not be as famous as Def Leppard, RATT, Motley Crue or Guns ‘N Roses, but you don’t see movies named after those bands either. Food for thought.
According to Billboard.com, Rock Act Daughtry’s four-times platinum self-titled 19/RCA debut will be released in expanded form Sept. 9, led by a newly recorded cover of Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time.”
The original album is also appended with acoustic renditions of “What About Now” and “Home” plus a live version of “It’s Not Over.” A bonus DVD boasts videos for “It’s Not Over,” “Home,” “Over You,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “What About Now,” along with live clips for “Breakdown” and “There and Back Again.”
“Daughtry” has sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is No. 78 this week in its 89th week on The Billboard 200.
The band has a month’s worth of live dates on tap beginning Friday (Aug. 15) in Las Vegas.
Stuff.co is reporting that Lenny Kravitz is reportedly set to become the new frontman for US rockers Velvet Revolver.
Lenny, 44, has been spotted in the studio with the band – which features former Guns ’n’ Roses guitarist Slash – who have been looking for a high profile replacement to appear on their new record since parting company with original singer Scott Weiland in April.
A source close to the band told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Velvet Revolver’s new album will draw heavily on their messy split with Scott. The band wanted a big name who could easily hold his own and reckon Lenny is just the man for the job.”
Other singers linked to the frontman position include former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and Liv Tyler’s husband, former Spacehog star Royston Langdon.
Speaking at the time of the band’s split from Scott, Slash said: “This band is all about its fans and its music and Scott Weiland isn’t 100 percent committed to either. Among other things, his increasingly erratic onstage behaviour and personal problems have forced us to move on.”
Velvet Revolver have released two albums, Contraband and Libertad.
Stone Temple Pilots are currently on tour throughout America.
HRH Comment: Lenny Kravitz could bring an interesting dynamic to Velvet Revolver. He is no slouch on the guitar, and is a good singer. He could bolster Velvet Revolver’s sound, assuming he gets to play the six string.
Check out Lenny on the tune, “Are You Gonna Go My Way” below.
Today, August 12th marks the street date for EXTREME’s new album Saudades de Rock.
Currently, you can stream the entire album over at AOL’s “Listening Party”
CLUTCH’s new Live DVD and Audio CD, Full Fathom Five is available starting today, August 12th. The album is available through merch.com, at shows, and through select indie retailers.
For the rest of the week, you can stream the entire album over at AOL’s Listening Party.
Northern Irish rockers MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD will release its debut album, ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’, on 20th October via LIME RECORDS.
The 15-track album has already received international acclaim including reviews such as “This is a wheelie-bin boogie of the trashiest order” – Classic Rock Magazine, “…a debut album that is no filler and all killer is a hell of a way to start a career” – hardrockhouse.com and “Dirty, sleazy, bluesy, infectious, catchy, anthemic, drink friendly , smoking ban defying. That’s what this album is…All in all, my advice. Buy this album.” – imarocker.com.
ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION track listing:
01. Get It Up
02. Livin’ In The City
03. Goodnight New York
04. Give It All
06. International Anthem
07. The Last Icon
09. Tattoos and Dirty Girls
11. Dead Like You (Freeloader)
12. Fire Your Guns
13. Cold Hard Day
14. You Can’t Stop Me From Flying
Following a successful UK tour including an appearance at the Clive Aid show in Birmingham and a mind blowing show at The Camden Underworld, London, MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD headed to the US for a 10 date tour with Chicago based power trio The Black Molly’s. Word of mouth spread fast and sold out show followed sold out show – America was hooked on MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD’s brand of Rock N’ Roll!
Shows planed later in the year include the prestigious ‘Hard Rock Hell II’
event. HRHII is the second biggest rock event in the UK after Download and this year includes bands like Black Label Society, The Wildhearts and the legendary Thin Lizzy.
The first single, ‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’ will be available as download only bundle that will also include the anthemic ‘GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ and exclusive new artwork.
‘YOU CAN’T STOP ME FROM FLYING’/’GOODNIGHT NEW YORK’ will be released on 22nd September. You can have a listen to the single as well as other songs from ‘ANTHEMS OF A DEGENERATION’ at myspace.com/milliondollarreload or
HRH Comment: This is good news for those of you that didn’t get a chance to get a copy of this disc the first time around. You can read the HRH review here.
In 2003, Anthrax made a video for the tune, “Safe Home”. This is on the album, “We′ve Come For You All” featuring John Bush on vocals.
I have an appreciation for good rock music whether it is hard rock, metal, punk or even the blues. Sometimes I stumble upon new music in the strangest of places. A couple of weeks ago on a lazy Sunday afternoon, my wife and I drove north of the city to check out a flea market that we never stopped at before. In this mecca of tools, used crap, and bad Elvis impersonators, I stumbled upon this little music shop hidden away in one of the buildings in this palace of fleas.
The gentleman running this shop had a nice stereo set up, and was blasting some cool blues rock music. As I flipped through the new and used compact discs in this little store front, I wonder who this amazing guitar player was that I was listening to. The shop owner introduced me to Blues veteran Walter Trout, and his new CD, The Outsider.
I must admit that I don’t always listen to bluesy rock, but I am a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn and own a couple of his releases. The first two songs on The Outsider, “Welcome To The Human Race” and “The Next Big Thing” had me sold on the first listen. I thought they were quite similar to the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s music. I don’t usually seek out this style of rock often, but anyone that remotely compares to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn is definitely worth mentioning on this website.
I honestly knew nothing of Walter Trout before stumbling upon this disc. Much to my surprise, Walter Trout has been around for a long time. The Outsider is his 17th release since 1990.
Why haven’t I heard of Walter Trout before now? I don’t know the answer to that question. Walter Trout has certainly entered my musical radar in a big way in 2008. The music on the CD is some of the best I have heard all year. Trout’s vocals are quite good, and his guitar work is pretty amazing. The Outsider is filled with good songs, and music to match. Fans of good bluesy rock need to check this CD out.
You can preview the music on The Outsider in the clips below. Highly recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Welcome To The Human Race
2. The Next Big Thing
3. All My Life
4. The Love Song Of J. Alfred Bluesrock
5. Don’t Wanna Fall
6. Child Of Another Day
7. Turn Your Eyes To Heaven
8. The Restless Age
9. Gone Too Long
10. A Matter Of The Heart
11. Can’t Have It All
13. The Outsider
Walter Trout Band is:
Walter Trout – Guitar and Vocals
Bass – Rick Knapp and James Hutchinson
Drums – Kenny Aronoff
Hammond B3 – Sammy Avila
Win Walls of Jericho’s new album “The American Dream” plus their entire music catalog!
Don’t miss them on MAYHEM tour now and w/36Crazyfist & It Dies Today this summer!