Guns N’ Roses have just released a new song off their upcoming Chinese Democracy album. “Better” is a melodic-rocker with infectious background vocals, sweeping guitar licks, and some of the hookiest melodies Axl Rose has woven together since the band’s early days.
Check the song out here:Guns N’ Roses New Single “Better” on myspace.
Chinese Democracy is out on November 23rd.
The Answer were on The David Letterman Show this past Friday night. Check out the band out performing the song “Never Too Late” off their new EP with the same title:
The Answer are currently out on the road with AC/DC (dates below).
11/17/08 Mon @ Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
11/19/08 Wed @ IZOD Center – East Rutherford, NJ
11/21/08 Fri @ Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH
11/23/08 Sun @ Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis, MN
11/25/08 Tue @ Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
11/29/08 Sat @ Key Arena – Seattle, WA
11/30/08 Sun @ Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
12/02/08 Tue @ Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
12/04/08 Thu @ Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
12/06/08 Sat @ The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
12/08/08 Mon @ The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
12/10/08 Wed @ US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ
12/12/08 Fri @ AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
12/14/08 Sun @ Toyota Center – Houston, TX
12/16/08 Tue @ Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
12/18/08 Thu @ Time Warner Arena – Charlotte, NC
12/21/08 Sun @ St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
01/05/09 Mon @ Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
01/09/09 Fri @ Rogers Centre – Toronto, ONT
01/11/09 Sun @ U.S. Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH
01/13/08 Tue @ Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
01/15/08 Thu @ Quest Center Omaha – Omaha, NE
01/17/08 Sat @ Fargodome – Fargo, ND
01/19/08 Mon @ Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis, MN
01/21/08 Wed @ Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
01/23/08 Fri @ American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
01/26/08 Mon @ BOK Center- Tulsa, OK
01/28/08 Wed @ Alltel Arena – Little Rock, AR
01/30/08 Fri @ FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN
01/31/08 Sat @ Sommet Center – Nashville, TN
We are proud to announce another new signing on AFM Records: The debut album of „The New Black” will be released in spring 2009. The New Black play Rock. Real Rock, real heavy. With all the good stuff that comes with it: Hooklines, cool leads, riffs galore.
Just imagine Black Label Society inviting the Nickelback guy over for some Thin Lizzy covers, all dressed up in Pantera shirts.
Stay tuned for upcoming news!
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The new Tankard album “Thirst” will be released on December, 19, 2008 via AFM Records. The new album was produced again by Andy Classen in his Stage One Studio. The band also completed the recordings for their new video clip “Stay Thirsty” which will appear on the limited edition of “Thirst”. Besides the standart jewel case version and the limited digipak, the new Tankard album will also be available on vinyl.
Here is the tracklist of the new Tankard album:
Echoes Of Fear
When Daddy Comes To Play
Sexy Feet Under
To shorten the time until the new Doro album will be available, the Metal Queen will release their second single “Herzblut” on December, 12, 2008. The title track will appear in 4 different languages!!!
Here is the tracklist of “Herzblut”
01. Herzblut (Single Version)
02. Herzblut (Album Version)
03. A Fond Le Coeur – Herzblut (French)
04. Te Doy Mi Corazon – Herzblut (Spanis h)
05. Eu Dou-Te O Meu Coração – Herzblut (Portuguese)
06. Share My Fate
As their explosive singles ‘Adrenaline’, ‘Controlled Emotions’ and ‘Sleepwalker’ already on over 50 rock and metal internet stations, SWIRL is hitting the road supporting BRITNY FOX and STEPHEN PEARCY on a winter tour.
Having recently been out playing solo and supporting SLAUGHTER in the Los Angeles area, Swirl will now venture out on tour with Britny Fox and Stephen Pearcy on a tour that kicks off November 28th th in Yucaipa, CA at Angel’s Roadhouse (see below for a complete itinerary).
Says the band, “We are thrilled to be included on the Metal In America XXX-Mas tour December 2008. We never imagined this opportunity would come our way . Going across North America with such an established and celebrated headliner as RATT front man Stephen Pearcy, he alone would have been enough. But to find out that will be with Britny Fox as well, just guarantees many, many hours nightly of hard rockin`, headbangin good times for every one in attendance! We are looking forward to reconnecting with the our fans as we begin to promote the upcoming ‘Timeline’ release!”
Timeline the upcoming album to be released later this year, features the singles ‘Adrenaline’ and ‘Sleepwalker’, played, mixed and produced by Fred Coury (CINDERELLA). ROUGH CUTT bassist Matt Thorr and Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT, Ratt), also have producer credits on the album. Legendary music producer Beau Hill (ALICE COOPER, Ratt, WARRANT, CHAKA KHAN) will produce tracks as well.
Swirl is guitarist Duane “DT ” Jones, drummer Brian “Bam Bam ” Jones, and new members Al Ramirez on lead vocals and Shane Carlson on bass.
Formed by brothers Duane “DT ” and Brian “Bam Bam” Jones, and having gained fresh inspiration from new members Al Ramirez and Shane Carlson , Swirl is electric, re-tooled and ready to tour. With two new tracks ‘Adrenaline’ and ‘Sleepwalker’ produced by Fred Coury, and other great songs produced by Quiet Riot/ Ratt’s Carlos Cavazo and Rough Cutt’s Matt Thorr, Swirl’s blend of classic metal gives high energy to this exciting band. Swirl has recently signed with ESP Entertainment and will begin recording with legendary producer Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, Chaka Khan).
A complete list of Swirl , Britny Fox and Stephen Pearcy dates is below :
28 – Yucaipa, CA – Angels Roadhouse
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
2 – Wichita, KS – Americas Pub
4 – Lakeville, MN – GB Leightons
5 – Greenville, WS – Route 15
6 – Detriot. MI – Hayloft Liquor Stand
7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Whiskey Lounge
10 – Centereach, NY – Mulchay’s
11 – Narragansett, RI – Wheel House
12 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
13 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
14 – Buffalo, NY – Club W
18 – Orlando, FL – 57 West
19 – Jacksonville, FL – Brewsters Pit
20 – New Port Richey, FL – Bourbon Street
(Note: December 10th, 11th, 13th – Stephen Pearcy and Swirl only; December 14th – Britny Fox and Swirl only)
On December, 05, 2008, the self titeled debut album of Voodoo Circle will be released via AFM Records. Guitar player Alex Beyrodt founded this new band, that is deeply rooted in classic Hard Rock. The band´s name will soon be known for first class musicianship and the ability to evoke pure magic. Here we have Alex Beyrodt (guitars), David Readman on vocals, Mel Gaynor (drums), Mat Sinner (bass) and Jimmy Kresic on keyboards.
Chad Kroeger laughs when asked if the phenomenal sales for 2005’s “All the Right Reasons” gave confidence to Nickelback as it set out to make its sixth studio album, “Dark Horse.” “No, because look what we have to try to live up to,” says Kroeger, who co-founded the quartet in 1995 in Alberta, Canada. “There’s a mountain sitting behind us. We’ve got to try and put something out now that’s going to stand up to that. So for us, the bar has been raised ridiculously high.”
“Dark Horse,” which comes out this week on Roadrunner and was co-produced by Mutt Lange, certainly has a target to clear. Buoyed by seven multiformat hit singles and five No. 1 videos — and apparently unaffected by widespread critical drubbing — “All the Right Reasons” has sold 10 million copies worldwide, according to Roadrunner, and spent a staggering 110 consecutive weeks in the top 30 of the Billboard 200.
First single “Gotta Be Somebody” has already sold more than half a million downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. “I had the chorus, and we recorded it, actually, when Mutt went home to go spend some time with his son. Before he came back I played him this chorus over the phone, and he was like, ‘Oh, I want to get working on that song as soon as we get back to the studio!'”
“Dark Horse” is Lange’s first full album production credit since ex-wife Shania Twain’s last album in 2002. “I think Mutt was coming into a situation where he knew Nickelback fans were happy with everything we’d been putting out so far,” Kroeger says. “He didn’t really want to change the band too much; he just wanted to bring in a slightly different perspective and a slightly different influence. It definitely still sounds like Nickelback, but you’re definitely going to hear a couple different flavors.”
Florida based metal outfit X-THIRTIEN has signed on with CHAVIS RECORDS for their debut release ‘YOU’RE NEXT’. X-THIRTIEN is comprised of U.S. and European based musicians featuring Joe Russell, Johnny Osborn, Rollie Feldman, Mathias Lang, Tracy Ferrell, and Erik Zvanut.
2 years in the making, ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ is a concept album that tells the saga of good versus evil, a man transformed into superman, in conjunction with a band transformed into a super band. This is a breakthrough concept for the “fan loyal” New Rock genre. Passionate, powerful lyrics are placed inside the thick, heavy sound of X-THIRTIEN. Intense meaning alongside the grooves and riffs certainly becomes cathartic to listeners and fans all alike. The CD was recorded at Third Stone Studios in L.A., produced by Dana and Justin Walden (Sevendust), Mudrock (Godsmack) with the help of world famous Toby Wright (the man behind some of the biggest bands in the business, including Metallica, Alice n Chains and Tantric). Mixing the project to perfection, James Murphy who has done work for Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Roadrunner, Candle Light, Metal Blade, a talented producer/engineer, known for creating intense mixes and massive sounds throughout the record industry.
X-THIRTIEN is taking the album concept and transforming it into a full stage production and heading out on the road bringing the show to the fans. The demand for the band continues to increase. X-THIRTIEN tour dates will begin in 09 throughout the States and may also include shows in Canada, Europe, Japan, South America and Australia.
TELL THE WORLD: X-THIRTIEN, ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ is a definitive concept CD that includes standout songs from the new release such as RUN, FREAK and LET’S GO CRAZY, featuring the title track ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ as well as additional break-through material. X-THIRTIEN perfected its trademark ‘X’ with a mix of guitar heroics, anthemic hooks and hedonistic attitude while playing live shows out on tour. X-THIRTIEN will be together and out on the road, which is exactly where they want to be. Beware of the ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ ‘X’ attack in 2009!
Hinder is back and in a big way with their new release “Take It To the Limit”, which was released on Nov. 4th and rocketed into the Top 5 on the album charts. HRH recently had the chance to talk to Hinder’s skinman Cody Hanson not only about the new album but also, their upcoming tour with Motley Crue and the band’s love for Jaeger. With no one rushing us through the interview Cody and I ended up talking for close to 30 minutes so it is impossible to put everything we talked about down without it running for 3 or 4 pages. I have to say Cody is one of the coolest people I have interviewed, not only for HRH but going back to the days I worked in radio also. Enjoy!
HRH: “Take It To the Limit” is Hinder’s first album in 3 years, with the way the music scene changes so fast these days did the band worry about it taking so long to get the album out?
Cody Hanson: Actually yeah, that is always a concern whenever you are going in. But we were on the road so long and “Extreme Behavior” had so much life that we had to stay out on the road and tour on it as long as we could. But once we got finished we didn’t take a break except for maybe a week and a half if that, then we were writing and going into the studio shortly after so we definitely got it out there as quick as we could.
HRH: You worked with Brian Howes producing again. Did that make the process easier since you had worked with him on “Extreme Behavior”?
Cody Hanson: Oh definitely man! We work so well with Brian, he’s like our sixth member of the band. He’s one of our best friends and he’s amazing so anytime we can work with him it makes it a lot easier.
HRH: “Loaded & Alone” and “Far From Home” are two autobiographical songs. What are some other songs that came out of real life experiences?
Cody Hanson: Well, a lot of our songs are true life experiences, Almost every song on the album is an experience that one of us has had. Austin and I do the majority of the lyric writing but we pull things that we see happening to the rest of the guys as well or even some friends or family members.
HRH: You have a video for “Use Me” and have “Use Me’ and “Without You” on the radio. Are we going to see a video for “Without You” anytime soon?
Cody Hanson: Yeah it should be out already. I wanna say MTV2 just picked it up and Fuse might’ve picked it up I’m not sure. We shot it out in L.A. two or three weeks ago. We had Aimee Teegarden, from “Friday Night Lights” and Kellan Lutz from “Twilight” are both in it.
HRH: What are some of the other songs you would like to see released as singles?
Cody Hanson: Man you know what it is hard for me to say. I’m in love with the entire album, but “the Best Is Yet To Come” is my favorite song on the album so at some point I would definitely like to see that one released and “Up All Night” is another one I would like to see out there.
HRH: Everyone knows Mick Mars played lead and solos on the title track “Take It To the Limit” but he initially contacted you guys to write some songs together. What was your reaction when you found out Mick Mars wants to write songs with you?
Cody Hanson: It was pretty much holy sh*t you have to be f**king kidding me. All of us look up to Motley Crue and they are one of our biggest musical influences, so it is pretty crazy when someone you look up too like that calls and reaches out wanting to work with you, that’s pretty incredible.
HRH: Did anything come out of the writing sessions that we may be hearing in the future?
Cody Hanson: We actually never got a chance to write, but there is a good chance it might happen in the future we are going to be spending some time with them out on the road coming up pretty soon so we’ll see.
HRH: What do you think it is going to be like going out on the road with Motley Crue next year?
Cody Hanson: Um I don’t know man, I am not really sure what to expect because things are so much different then they used to be with those guys but I think it is going to be fun. It is going to be cool to get in front of Motley Crue fans, especially those that aren’t familiar with Hinder. It should be a blast for sure.
HRH: You guys are from Oklahoma City. When you were playing the clubs there did you ever think you would be hanging out with Mick Mars or Playboy Cybergirls, like the ones in the “Use Me” video?
Cody Hanson: I don’t know man I never really thought about it. We were just so focused on gaining new fans and doing what we had to do to get somewhere, at that point it was all business, of course we like to have a good time and stuff but we were really really focused on just getting our music out there. I definitely never thought it would be this way that is for sure.
HRH: You guys are out on the road right now with the Jaegermeister tour with Rev Theory and Trapt. How is that going?
Cody Hanson: It’s awesome we’ve been great friends with the Rev Theory guys for a long time so it’s always great to get back out on the road with them, live it up and have some good times. Of course Jaegermeister is amazing the company and the drink I think we drink more Jaeger than water so it’s great.
HRH: You installed a Jaeger machine on your tour bus so there has to be some wild road stories.
Cody Hanson: Yeah there are always stories, always good stuff going on. We actually just got one of the new pull styles machines and they gave us a road case for it so we can take it anywhere we want to go without it getting all messed up.
HRH: Your first album “Extreme Behavior” was out for a year before it actually hit big. Did the band get discouraged when it didn’t hit right off?
Cody Hanson: No not really, we knew it was going to be a very slow build like it is for any baby band. “Get Stoned” did really well for us, it got up to number 2 on the rock charts so we were moving some pretty good units off of that single alone and then of course when “Lips” hit things just got insanely crazy. We were just excited to be out touring and doing our thing.
HRH: “Lips of an Angel” was such a huge song. It is hard for a rock band to get respect when your first hit is a ballad?
Cody Hanson: Well I guess it depends on who you are talking about in the press and the reviews I read all the time there are so many people that just f**king hate us with a passion but all that matters to the band is our fans love the music that we write, if they pick up the album and the music touches them on some level and they come to the show ready to party then I don’t care what anybody else says.
HRH: Was there any pressure from the record company to write “Lips of an Angel 2″?
Cody Hanson: No it was pretty cool they were actually like nonexistent during the whole process. It gave us the chance to write the album that we wanted to write and record. I don’t know that they are so happy now but we’ll see.
HRH: AC/DC’s “Black Ice” was leaked weeks before the release date. How hard is it for bands to protect their music and make sure that doesn’t happen?
Cody Hanson: It’s pretty tough especially on the label end. Our A&R guy at the label keeps it on lock down, he is really careful about who he gives music too, he basically keeps it all to himself. We were able to have one version, he wasn’t even able to give it to everybody in the band that’s how careful they were.
HRH: Anything you would like to say before we wrap it up?
Cody Hanson: We are out on the road, so come see us and be ready to party and thanks to the fans that support us, we appreciate it they are the reason we do what we do.
VINNIE PAUL ON ROCKLINE MONDAY NIGHT!
Vinnie Paul will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Monday night November 17 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET.
Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Vinnie about the new book ‘DIMEBAG DARRELL; HE CAME TO ROCK’ at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet to listen to the broadcast live go to http://www.rocklineradio.com