L.A. GUNS (featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin) are pleased to announce the 20th anniversary celebration of their platinum record Cocked & Loaded. The band will be playing the entire record from beginning to end at selected venues starting in Tokyo, Japan on January 12, 2009, with US dates to follow.
Lead vocalist, Phil Lewis, says “It’s a great way for our younger fans to get a taste of what the sex, booze and tattoos sound
track of the late eighties was all about. We’ll be playing songs that haven’t been heard live in over a decade. I expect our older fans that were around when the record was released in the summer of ’89 will be delighted to dust off the spandex and eyeliner.”
The 65 minute set will start off with the signature opening song ‘Letting Go’ and then faithfully follow the track list of Cocked & Loaded: ‘Letting Go’, ‘Slap In The Face’, ‘Rip & Tear’, ‘Sleazy Come Easy Go’, ‘Never Enough’, ‘Malaria’, ‘The Ballad Of Jayne’, ‘Magdalaine’, ‘Give A Little’, ‘I’m Addicted’, ’17 Crash’, ‘Showdown (Riot On The Sunset)’, ‘Wheels Of Fire’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’.
With Chinese Democracy set to hit the store shelves tomorrow, Hard Rock Nights will be celebrating with a special two-hour GNR-themed show tonight! Be sure to tune in to catch some of the best Gunner tracks ever recorded, as well as some of the bad boys’ side project material and other related songs and artists. It’s Saturday night, November 22, 9-11 pm eastern on classxradio.com!
Ashland, KY based rockers HYDROGYN have issued the following update:
“Hydrogyn announce new drummer Josh Cumberland to the band. After two years on the throne Josh Kitchen has been let go do to behavior detrimental to the band. New drummer Cumberland comes to the band with previous experience on the Universal label with his then band ERASE THE GREY.
‘This is not an easy business to be in and it is not for everyone, and that includes Kitchen” said vocalist Julie Westke from the set of their new video shoot for ‘Candles Light Your Face’, which is due to wrap production soon.
The band is also getting the new drummer ready for a long tour that kicks off in January with Juan Croucier (former bass player/songwriter in RATT and DOKKEN) and FATAL SMILE. The dates will available very soon. After that leg Hydrogyn go to Europe for the spring and then come back to the states for more dates in late April and May with as yet undecided touring partners.”
Courtesy of Bravewords
Guns N’ Roses fans in China will have to go underground to get their hands on a copy of the band’s first album in 17 years, “Chinese Democracy,” which will be released worldwide on Sunday.
The rock band’s Geffen Records label said on Friday, “It is unlikely we will be approved to release the album in Mainland China.”
China’s culture ministry has the final say on such matters, although rampant piracy makes the job difficult. Its decisions sometimes seem to lack consistency.
The title track might raise some eyebrows. Evidently addressing China’s communist leadership, singer Axl Rose says followers of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement have “seen the end and you can’t hold on now.”
The artwork includes Beijing artist Shi Lifeng’s 2008 oil painting “Red Star,” which depicts the powerlessness of Chinese people in a state ruled by an iron fist. Photos of the Chinese military and the Hong Kong skyline also appear.
But the album is devoid of bad language or sexual situations. That was not the case with the band’s last release, which did slip through the net. The two “Use Your Illusion” albums from 1991 were rife with violent sexual imagery, vicious insults, cursing and homicidal thoughts. They were distributed by Beijing-based Dunhuang.
In America, the albums carried “parental advisory” labels warning consumers about explicit lyrics.
In 2003, the Chinese refused to allow the Rolling Stones to include four songs, including “Brown Sugar” and “Beast of Burden” on a hits album. But those two tracks did pass muster on a subsequent live album.
AMERICAN DOG’s new DVD, All Over The Road – Volume One, will ship December 10th. Those who pre-order by clicking here, will get a free autographed poster.
As previously reported, All Over The Road – Volume One was filmed during the band’s first ten years. It contains promotional videos, interviews, behind the scenes debauchery and live footage shot in France, Belgium, Canada and the United States. All Over The Road – Volume One features a plethora of unreleased footage both live and offstage. “We’ve got a little something for everyone here,” states frontman Michael Hannon, “We’ve got our promo videos, some of which have never been released, plus unseen live footage from past tours. We’ve set back the sobriety movement 20 years with this DVD.”
Do you love it loud? Do you want to hear it loud? Right between the eyes? Loud? Want to hear it loud ? Don’t want no compromise?
Now you can play Guitar Hero and Rock Band as the God of Thunder and Rock ‘n Roll, Gene Simmons of KISS, intended : With an axe. More accurately, an axe-shaped guitar game controller for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. It’s three-fourths of the size of the real thing that Gene plays in concert with KISS, which is unlike other guitar controllers that are half the size of regular guitars.
The Axe for Wii and XBox 360 are in the works. In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with the regular tiny-sized controllers that mere mortals use. It’s a shame, really.
Warning: Players must provide own blood and / or fire.
If you aren’t sure which bat-winged guitarist is the namesake for your controller, the face of the KISS Demon is right there on the neck.
This is band is often referred to online as a Skid Row clone. I greatly disagree with that statement. Singer Jeffrey Michael Bonds is no Sebastian Bach. There are some guitar parts that might be a little Skid Row like, but as a whole, I don’t think they sound even close to the same. If fact, Dirty Rhythm sounds a lot more like another early 90′s band, Cry Wolf. With that being said, “Hard as a Rock” is still a very solid hard rock disc.
“Hard As A Rock” was produced by Loverboy’s Paul Dean. As a result the production quality is top notch, and the songs shine as a result. The music styling is typical pop metal. This is the sound that was quite common for hard rock acts in the early 90′s. Some of my favorite tracks are “Feel the Fire“, the awesome power ballad “I Can’t Wait“, the Warrant like “Hard As A Rock“, “Backside of Love” and “Bad Girls“.
This CD is very out of print. I finally scored a copy of the CD, after months of unsuccessful bidding on EBay. If you are a hair metal fan, it is worth checking out (if you can find it).
For more information on Dirty Rhythm, check out their myspace page at this link.
01. Feel The Fire
02. I Can’t Wait
04. Hot N’ Cold
05. Hard As A Rock
06. Backside Of Love
07. Reach Out
08. One Summer Night
09. Hold On (Forever Tonight)
10. Waiting For The Money
11. Burn Out The Night
12. Bad Girls
Dirty Rhythm is:
Jeffrey Michael Bonds – vocals and guitar
Brian Harrison – guitar & keyboards
Anthony Brian Greenham – bass
Troy Miller – drums