Guns N’ Roses will be world premiering their long-awaited Chinese Democracy on their MySpace page tonight at 12AM EST. The album will be hitting Best Buy stores exclusively on November 23rd. The band leaked a new song, “Better,” earlier this week and the title track single is all over radio.
Check out Chinese Democracy in it’s entirety at www.MySpace.com/GunsNRoses at 12AM EST tonight!
In the Spring of 2009, Rock ‘N’ Roll Books/APG Distribution will reissue An Education In Rebellion: The Biography Of NIKKI SIXX with an abridgement from 2003 through 2008, including coverage of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s wildly triumphant reunion tour, Sixx’s hugely successful NY Times best-seller the Heroin Diaries, the launch of his clothing line Royal Underground, the band’s first-ever Crüe fest, and recording of the band’s latest studio LP, Saints Of Los Angeles among other goings-on.
The book will feature new, exclusive interview material with Bob Rock, Tommy Lee, James Michael, Scott Humphrey, John Corabi, Dave Darling, and a host of others.
As part of the reissue, a bonus sampler will be included, featuring a mix of Crüe covers and original compositions by Millennium rock/metal bands – unsigned or otherwise – who grew up on and were musically influenced by Mötley Crüe/SIXX A.M.
Along with the aforementioned new acts, the sampler will feature current/former members of Mötley Crüe, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, RATT, CINDERELLA, QUIET RIOT, ROCK & ROLL JUNKIES featuring Neil Wharton, JETBOY, EXODUS, THE SCREAM, and others to be announced.
Interested bands should submit an inquiry (including MySpace link) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powerman 5000 recently posted the following on their myspace page
We were so excited to post SUPER VILLAIN that we neglected to give any more info on what’s in store. As most of you know we will be hitting the road in January. The plan is to bust out a few new tracks on stage as well as some stuff that hasn’t been performed in years. Can’t promise what the set will be but we are giving a go at X 51 and DANGER IS GO! Should be awesome!
The new album is not done but we are so happy with what is finished we have decided to start releasing it in parts. So, maybe three songs next month another three or four after tour and so on. We think this is a good plan. The reaction to SUPER VILLAIN has been fucking amazing! THANX!!
Many of you have been begging for the band to return to the days of Tonight the Stars Revolt! and I think in a way we are. The new stuff is unique and not a retread of that sound but it has a certain spirit that reminds me of those days. Your future has arrived… again!
More info soon on release dates and such! we hope that you buy some songs and not just steal and trade. we are not backed by major label giants and need the support!
To preview “Super Villian” you can visit the following link: http://www.myspace.com/powerman5000
SEVENTH RIZE has signed on with CHAVIS RECORDS for the release of ‘FULL MOON’. ‘FULL MOON’ is produced by Bobby Rock (Nelson, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Hardline), with songs co-written with Bruce Turgon (Foreigner, Places Of Power). SEVENTH RIZE hails from Texas and is comprised of Stacy Humphries-vocals, Sulli-drums, Jerry Stone-guitars, and David Hamilton-bass.
‘FULL MOON’ is set to be released in February 2009.
SEVENTH RIZE performed live on VH1 in July at an event for ‘Bret Michaels – Rock Of Love’ alumni – Rodeo, which led the band to write and record the track ‘To Love Rodeo, To Win Rodeo’. Impressed with the track, VH1 has decided to license the track and use it with a future show. ‘To Love Rodeo, To Win Rodeo’ was co-written and produced by Bruce Turgon.
SEVENTH RIZE will be supporting ‘FULL MOON’ in 2009. A CD release party is currently being planned with the first single ‘Full Moon’ going to radio December 2nd. SEVENTH RIZE is managed by Discoverstars Music Management.
Nickelback has returned with their follow up to 2005’s multi-platinum disc, “All the Right Reasons”. This time around Nickelback has brought in superstar producer Mutt Lange (Def Leppard, AC/DC) to help craft their new album.
Like many of you, I downloaded the new single, “Gotta Be Somebody” when RoadRunner Records made it available. I don’t know if it was a preconceived notion in my head knowing who the producer was, but I thought, at least with the first single that Mutt Lange figured out a way to (Def) Leppardize Nickelback’s sound. The first single was good enough to entice me to purchase the new album.
Prior to the release of Dark Horse, Nickelback has released a second single “Something In Your Mouth”. My first thought was that this was a terrible choice for a song title. Strangely enough, this song has an upbeat groove that will likely make it a crossover hit in both pop and rock formats, bad title or not.
“Burn It To the Ground” is amazingly catchy. The guitar riff on this song had me tapping my feet, and doing a little headbangin’. This song is one of the heavier cuts on “Dark Horse”, and an early favorite of mine.
“I’d Come for You” is a mid tempo number that ought to be released as the third single on Dark Horse. This song could be a #1 hit for the band. Yes, it really is that good.
“Next Go Round” reminds me a lot of the song “Animal” off of “All the Right Reasons”. This song is a high tempo rocker with some heavy guitar elements. Is that a guitar solo I hear? Somebody pinch me, surely I must be dreaming. This is a Nickelback CD right?! Mutt Lange must of broke out a can of whoop ass on Nickelback, as Ryan Peake plays his butt off. “Just To Get High” has even more guitar solos in it. I thought this was a lost art form on today’s modern rock artists. I leave it to Mutt Lange to get the best out of Nickelback. I love hearing Peake play like this.
The song “Never Go Alone” reminds me a lot of Hysteria era Def Leppard. If you listen closely to the guitar parts, there are some definite similarities on this song. This is going to be a huge hit for Nickelback. I guarantee it.
“Shakin’ Hands” has this upbeat sexual groove that will likely help this song become a staple in strip clubs everywhere. You have to listen to the lyrics to truly understand why.
“If Today Was Your Last Day” is a little bit too much of a generic Nickelback song for my tastes. Even though this comes across as an average tune in my ears, this will likely be a pop hit for the band.
“This Afternoon” is a song that was crafted more for the pop audience than the hard rock crowd. This is a throw away song for me personally, but I am sure their will be some folks that like it.
Has Nickelback surpassed their monster effort “All the Right Reasons”? I believe they have. I thought their last album had a few good songs, but was quite a bit over rated. Dark Horse has at least 6 or 7 songs that have single potential. This is an album could easily carry Nickelback well into 2010 with its monster radio potential.
Nickelback fans ought to pick this one up without question. You can buy this in the HRH music store, at this link.
1. Something In Your Mouth
2. Burn It To The Ground
3. Gotta Be Somebody
4. I’d Come For You
5. Next Go Round
6. Just To Get High
7. Never Gonna Be Alone
8. Shakin’ Hands
10. If Today Was Your Last Day
11. This Afternoon
Chad Kroeger – Vocals
Ryan Peake – Lead Guitar
Mike Kroeger – Bass Guitar
Daniel Adair – Drums
Big Elf has reinvented the musical landscape by infusing their own brand of rock with the sounds of Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and the Beatles. Bigelf’s album “Cheat the Gallows” has received incredible reviews across the board and have captured the ears of all genres and walks of life.
Here is your chance to win an autographed copy of their new CD, “Cheat The Gallows”. Please click the link below to enter the drawing. You can also check out Big Elf’s video, “Money, It’s Pure Evil” below.
Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Quiet Riot singer Kevin Dubrow. It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since the news came over of Kevin’s untimely death. His demise spelled the end of Quiet Riot, which was easily one of the biggest bands of the early 80’s. I can’t imagine what direction hard rock music would have gone in, without the early successes of Quiet Riot.
The following videos are from Dubrow’s long career with Quiet Riot. Rest in Peace Kevin!