Tonight on Hard Rock Nights, we explore the difference between the depressing music of grunge (without actually playing any of it…because we wouldn’t do that on HRN) and the party-attitude music of real hard rock! Slaughter, Quiet Riot, Keel, Van Halen and BulletBoys are among the bands that will be teaching us a lesson with loud guitars, big hair and spandex pants. We’ve also got new music from Kelly Fairchild, Krokus, Souls of We, DC4 and Takara. Tune in to Hard Rock Nights tonight (and every Saturday night) on classxradio.com starting at 9 pm eastern!
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their signing to Dreamworks Records, Papa Roach is playing two special shows. In Los Angeles they are returning to the club where they were first discovered, the Troubadour, on March 4th, and in New York City at the intimate Blender Theater on March 10th. Tickets are on-sale now for both shows.
KROQ Los Angeles will present the 10th Anniversary of being signed to Dreamworks Records. It will be at the Troubador on March 4, 2009. Tickets are priced at 19.99 (plus ticket fees).
Tickets on sale now!
TICKET LINK FOR LOS ANGELES: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004253EE3881C7?artistid=708795&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
KROCK New York will present the 10th Anniversary show in Manhattan at the Blender Theater on March 10, 2009. Tickets are priced at 19.99 (plus ticket fees).
Tickets on sale now!
TICKET LINKS FOR NEW YORK: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/404522/
In addition to these club dates, Papa Roach is now touring arenas nationwide with Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold and Saving Abel. Check out Papa Roach performing their new single “Lifeline” live at Crüe Fest 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvJXT5Cz68Q
Purchase Lifeline on iTunes:
Papa Roach: Metamorphosis Available March 24, 2009
Papa Roach is On Tour:
2/09 Spokane, WA @ Star Theater at Spokane Arena
2/10 Great Falls, MT @ MT Four Seasons Arena
2/12 Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
2/13 Mankato, MN @ Alltel Center
2/14 Council Bluffs, IA @ Mid America Center
2/16 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Auditorium
2/17 St Louis, MO @ The Family Arena
2/18 Columbia, MO @ Blue Note (Just Papa Roach)
2/20 Cleveland, OH @ The Wolstein Center
2/21 Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
2/23 Highland Heights, KY @ The Bank of Kentucky Center
2/24 Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
2/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Peterson Events Center
2/27 Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
2/28 Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center (With Buckcherry Only)
3/01 Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center (With Buckcherry) 3/12 Worcester, MA @ Palladium (With Buckcherry)
3/14 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy (With Buckcherry)
3/16 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun (With Buckcherry)
3/17 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (With Buckcherry)
3/19 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
3/20 Utica, NY @ Utica Memorial Auditorium
3/21 Hersey, PA @ Giant Center
3/23 Columbus, GA @ Columbus Civic Center
3/26 Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall
3/27 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
3/28 Ashville, NC @ Ashville Civic Center
3/30 Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
4/04 Topeka, KS @ Topeka Event Center
4/07 Belton, TX @ Belton County Expo Center
4/09 Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Civic Center
4/16 Manchester, UK @ Academy
4/17 London, UK @ The Forum
4/18 Birmingham, UK @ Academy
4/20 Koln, DE @ Live Music Hall
4/21 Amsterdam, NL @ Milkweg
4/22 Hamburg, DE @ Docks
4/24 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
4/25 Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
4/27 Munchen, GER @ Backstage Werk
4/28 Zurich, CHE @ X-Tra
Check out Papa Roach’s “Hollywood Whore” Video below.
Metal Rendez-vous may have been Krokus’ fourth offereing, but it is easily one of their most important releases. This album marked the debut of singer Marc Storace with Krokus. It is the voice of Storace that helped change the sound of the band, and got them on the road to success.
The big hits from Krokus would come later in their career, but that is not to say that Metal Rendez-vous isn’t worth a look. This album boasts some pretty good rockers that deserve some plays today. “Heatstrokes”, “Come On” and “Back Seat Rock ‘N’ Roll” are probably the best of the rockers on this album. “Streamer” is one of the better slow tracks in the entire Krokus catalog.
Metal Rendez-vous has some very solid axe work by Tommy Kiefer (R.I.P.) and Fernando Von Arb. At times they offer up some bluesy bar room guitar, and on songs like “Come On” they absolutely shred.
One listen to Marc Storace, and is easy to tell how his voice had such an impact on this band. He kicks ass on this disc, as he does on so many other of Krokus’ albums.
Die hard Krokus fans probably already own this disc. New fans should certainly check this disc out. I enjoy this from time to time, and I think you will too.
- Bedside Radio
- Come On
- Shy Kid
- Tokyo Nights
- Lady Double Dealer
- No Way
- Back-Seat Rock’N’Roll
Marc Storace – Singer
Tommy Kiefer – Guitars
Fernando Von Arb – Guitars
Chris Von Rohr – Bass
Freddy Steady – Drums
Juerg Naegeli – Keyboards
Eighties famed rock band TWISTED SISTER will be headlining Sunday, July12 at Rocklahoma.
TWISTED SISTER is celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of “Stay Hungry”, which includes rock anthems “We’re Not Going to Take It” and “I Wanna Rock”.
Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER and host of the “House of Hair” had this to say about Rocklahoma. “In every great religion or society there are pilgrimages to be made and homage to be paid. The Islamic have Mecca, the Jews and the Muslims have the Wailing Wall, the Catholics have St. Peter’s Basilica, the Irish have the Blarney Stone and so on and so on. The ultimate pilgrimage for the old school, metal community is Rocklahoma. Each and every one of us must make the trip and pay homage to the Gods of Metal. Wait a minute….that’s me! And that’s why I’ve just got to go back to Rocklahoma this year…’cause there’s nothing quite like being paid homage to! It’s better than sex!”
In addition to TWISTED SISTER and the already announced KIX and KEEL, Catch the Fever Music Festivals is proud to announce GREAT WHITE and NELSON have been added to the lineup. Director of Operations Dave Giencke announced, “This year’s lineup is shaping up again to be a great festival showcasing Eighties rock music!”
Rocklahoma is one of the largest rock festivals of its type featuring music from the Eighties. Attendance has come from all fifty states and six out of seven continents.
Both Playboy and Rolling Stone in 2008 called Rocklahoma one of the top festivals that should not be missed.
Catch The Fever Festival Grounds is located four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma and has 6,200 assigned and numbered seats, as well as general admission on the lawn for over 50,000 people. The grounds also feature over 4,000 campsites, on-site parking, bathroom facilities, a convenience store, Rocklahoma also has a Picture Alley that allows anyone in attendance to approach the stage during any performance and take photographs of a favorite artist at close range.
Rocklahoma offers a one-day and four-day general admission passes, along with V.I.P. Passes that includes all the food and drink you want for all four days.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
CHAVIS RECORDS recording artists KEEL and BULLETBOYS have been announced for the M3 ROCK FESTIVAL debuting at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, May 30th, presented by Baltimore’s rock station 98ROCK (WIYY).
Bands performing include (line-up subject to change): Twisted Sister, Ratt, Extreme, Kix, Slaughter, Dokken, Y&T, Gilby Clarke, Jani Lane of Warrant, Keel, Jetboy, BulletBoys, L.A. Guns, XYZ, SLAMM.
For Full Festival Details visit: www.facebook.com/pages/M3-Rock-Festival/69334481076 / www.myspace.com/m3rockfestival.
11:00 AM Gates; 12:00 Noon Show / $75 & $55 Pavilion (GA floor) · $35 Lawn / Tickets go on sale at This Saturday, February 28th at 10 AM through Ticketmaster.
For more information please visit www.facebook.com/pages/M3-Rock-Festival/69334481076 | www.myspace.com/m3rockfestival | http://www.chavisrecords.net | http://www.myspace.com/chavisrecords
Here comes another Swedish band ready to hit the shores of the USA. Hope, which hails from Goteberg and is comprised of Henkan Thomsen on bass & lead vocals, Mats Johanson on guitar, and drummer Imre Daun. The guys in Hope all have almost 30 years of playing, studio, and touring with various performers behind them but their album “All of My Days” is their band debut. Hope will definitely draw comparisons to Canadian Bryan Adams and Norweigan legends the Stage Dolls. Thomsen’s vocals sound alot like both Adams and Torstein Flakne and like I said before the bands sound follows suit. Hope should by no means be considered metal and I would be even hard pressed to call them hard rock, but regardless the guys, along with the help of respected musician Jim Jidhead ( Alien) know how to write good catchy mid tempo songs that do rock and and a sound that just flows effortlessly. If you are a fan of Bryan Adams or Stage Dolls, Hope will definitely have the songs to tickle your ears.
You can check out the band and their songs at http://www.myspace.com/hopehenkan You can purchase “All of My Days” at various online retailers including NEH Records by visiting http://www.nehrecords.com/SHOP/HopeAll.htm
So you want to go on a Caribbean cruise with your favorite rock bands, but need a little economic stimulus? Well, ShipRocked is here to help! From now through June 1st, 2009, you can win a FREE ocean view balcony cabin for two on-board ShipRocked: the ultimate rock and roll vacation and backstage pass! Simply create a custom MySpace profile layout or theme to help promote ShipRocked and enter to win!
ShipRocked is slated to sail November 15-20, 2009 aboard the beautiful MSC Poesia, and will feature on-board performances by Queensryche, Tesla, Skid Row, Broken Teeth, EndeverafteR, Lynam, Stereoside, StoneRider and more! ShipRocked pushes away from port in Fort Lauderdale and won’t return you to the real world for five days. Along the way, you’ll get to see Jamaica and Grand Cayman and party like rock stars, in port and on deck. Passengers will mingle with the artists and take part in activities not commonly offered on traditional cruises. Your grandma’s cruise might not feature Guitar Hero competitions or a night of heavy metal karaoke – but ShipRocked does! Best of all, you can go on this vacation of a lifetime – FOR FREE.
Just design the coolest ShipRocked layout or theme for MySpace. Use your existing profile or create a new one specifically for the contest – it doesn’t matter. Visit www.myspace.com/shiprockedcontest for complete details and contest rules and to download some available graphics, including the official cruise logos, artist photos and more. Want to get creative and use your own graphics? Feel free! All you need to do is make sure your entry pimps both ShipRocked and the great bands performing during this memorable week of music, fun and sun!
WHAT YOU WIN:
One Grand Prize winner and a Guest will receive a cruise for two (2) on the ShipRocked Cruise!
The Grand Prize includes:
1) One ocean view balcony stateroom (double occupancy) on-board ShipRocked
2) $200 on-board credit applied to your MSC Cruise Card
HOW TO ENTER:
Once you’ve completed your design, just submit your profile’s URL in an email, along with your full legal name, date-of-birth, address, daytime phone number and a valid
e-mail address, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: The Grand Prize winner and Guest must be legal residents of the United States, and 21 years of age or older – no exceptions. Please visit www.myspace.com/shiprockedcontest for further details and official contest rules.
All entries must be submitted by no later than 5:00pm-ET on Monday, June 1, 2009. The winner will be notified by phone and e-mail and the winning submission will be announced and displayed online shortly thereafter.
ShipRocked sails in only nine months and cabins are selling fast! Pricing begins at only $699 per passenger.
For reservations or additional information, visit http://www.getshiprocked.com, or contact a ShipRocked travel agent at (877) 855-5502.
For media inquiries, please contact Jeff Albright / The Albright Entertainment Group at RockStarPR@aol.com.
For sponsorship information, contact email@example.com.
ShipRocked is produced by ASK4 Entertainment, LLC. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCES 40-CITY TOUR WITH POISON & SPECIAL GUEST CHEAP TRICK
TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT EVENT OF THE SUMMER GO ON SALE BEGINNING MARCH 6TH
In what is sure to be the biggest rock event this summer, Britain’s greatest arena rock band Def Leppard will join forces with Poison and special guest Cheap Trick for a 39-city North American Tour. Tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 6th at www.livenation.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning March 4th at 10am local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.privatepass.citi.com.
With combined sales of 100 Million albums worldwide, 65 million from Leppard alone, fans can expect hits like “PHOTOGRAPH,” “ROCK OF AGES,” “C’MON C’MON,” “POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME,” “FOOLIN’,” “BRINGIN’ ON THE HEARTBREAK, “NINE LIVES,” and countless others creating an evening of rock ‘n’ roll unlike any other this summer.
The tour, which kicks off on June 23rd in Camden, N.J, promises an unprecedented night for those in attendance. The show will highlight three decades of music from three of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest bands for a four-hour interactive concert experience that will begin the moment that the doors open. It will feature Bluetooth technology and delivery, text communications prior to and during performances and a host of interactive offerings. This in addition to an arsenal of nearly 60 Top 40 hits including Poison’s “EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN,” “UNSKINNY BOP,” “RIDE THE WIND,” “SOMETHIN’ TO BELIEVE IN,” and “NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME,” as well as Cheap Trick’s “I WANT YOU TO WANT ME” and “SURRENDER.”
“I’m very pleased that we are coming back to North America,” said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott. “We’re gonna be touring with some new friends and some old friends and can guarantee it will be the Rock Tour of the summer.”
“There is nothing better than an epic summer concert and this tour is a dream come true for rock ‘n’ roll fans. It will be a night of a thousand hits with three hard-charging rock bands on the road together,” said Poison front man and star of VH1’s top-rated “Rock of Love Bus” reality show Bret Michaels.
Def Leppard (Joe Elliott – vocals, Vivian Campbell – guitar, Phil Collen – guitar, Rick “Sav” Savage -bass and Rick Allen – drums) sits at the top of an iconic class of rock ‘n’ roll bands. In fact, they are one of a handful of select groups, including the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Eagles, who have been awarded the RIAA’s prestigious Diamond Award more than once (“PYROMANIA” and “HYSTERIA“). The band’s most recent album “SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE” debuted last year at #5 on the Billboard Top 200; earning Def Leppard their highest-charting debut since their 1992 album “ADRENALIZE“.
Over the course of their career, Def Leppard has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, has been one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the scene in 1986. Poison’s Bret Michaels, C.C. Deville, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and charted twelve Top 10 hits. Throughout Poison’s career, the band’s members have enjoyed collaborative and solo successes from the stage to screen. Bret Michaels currently stars in the #1 viewed reality show on cable, VH1’s “Rock of Love Bus.”
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum-recording awards, Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable.
Live Nation will produce the tour nationally.
For a list of tour dates, please visit Def Leppard’s tour page.
DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS
JUN 12 Dublin (Ireland) O2 Arena on sale FEB 27, 9:00 AM
w/Whitesnake and Journey
JUN 14 Derby (UK) Download festival on sale FEB 13, 3:00 PM
w/special guests Whitesnake
JUN 23 Camden, NJ (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUN 25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUN 26 Darien Center, NY (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUN 28 Scranton, PA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUN 30 Mansfield, MA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 01 Holmdel, NJ (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 03 Saratoga, NY (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 04 Toronto, ON (Canada) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 07 Hartford, CT (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 08 Wantagh, NY (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 10 Burgettstown, PA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 11 Virginia Beach, VA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 12 Bristow, VA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 15 Cincinnati, OH (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 17 Tinley Park, IL (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 18 Milwaukee, WI (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 20 Maryland Heights, MO (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 21 Kansas City, MO (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 23 Noblesville, IN (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
JUL 24 Clarkston, MI (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 07 Raleigh, NC (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 08 Charlotte, NC (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 10 Nashville, TN (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 11 Birmingham, AL (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 13 West Palm Beach, FL (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 14 Tampa, FL (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 15 Atlanta, GA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 18 New Orleans, LA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 19 Houston, TX (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 21 Dallas, TX (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 22 Tulsa, OK (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 24 Englewood, CO (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 25 Salt Lake City, UT (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 28 Albuquerque, NM (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 29 Phoenix, AZ (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
AUG 30 Irvine, CA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
SEP 02 Mountain View, CA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
SEP 03 Sacramento, CA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
SEP 05 Las Vegas, NV (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
SEP 06 San Bernardino, CA (US) w/Poison, Cheap Trick
…is pleased to announce the addition of two new festival dates. Stay tuned for additional tour announcements, as well as the complete track listing for the upcoming Stay Hungry 25th Anniversary two-disc release.
98 Rock Presents:
THE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Ratt, Extreme, Kix, Dokken, Slaughter, Y&T Gilby Clark, Keel, L.A. Guns, Jani Lane of Warrant, Jetboy, XYZ, BulltBoys & SLAMM and more…
Click HERE at 10AM on Saturday to purchase tickets.
Listen on 98 Rock on Thursday, February 26th to win tickets before they go on sale!
Jun 26 2009
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Want a free song from the latest new hard rock acts, Hot Leg and SNEW?
Visit Team Hotleg, sumbit your email address and get a free download, of Hot Leg’s song “Take Take Take”.
SNEW has made a copy of their new cover of the Deep Purple classic “Highway Star” with guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Sign up at SNEW World Order, and get your free download.
Aussie rockers Hell City Glamours have scheduled several club shows in March in the United States.
Check below for dates and locations:
Last Sunday night, I attended the Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, and Seether concert at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Black Stone Cherry was the main draw for me on this night. I have been wanting to catch them live ever since their last album dropped. They had visited my area last October, but I wasn’t able to attend that show. I have been disappointed ever since.
Central Pennsylvania’s Halestorm took the stage first, and I had no expectations with this band. We recently had a press release on this band a couple of weeks ago, and that was my first introduction to Halestorm, as it may have been for some of you.
Much to my surprise, Halestorm kicked ass. Singer Lzzy Hale is a great new talent that is going to be turning a lot heads in the very near future. I am not a big fan of too many female rock vocalists, but her voice blew me away. She has some power and range to her voice that made quite an impression on me. As a whole, Halestorm was very good live. They played a few cuts off their new album that is going to hit in April.
Arejay Hale was pretty fun to watch, with his energetic drum work. In the middle of the set, the entire band did a drum solo. That was something new, and very cool to boot.
After their show, they employed some smart marketing tactics by selling their debut album for a mere $5.00. It had no cover art or jewel case, but did have the tunes that will be released to the public for sale in April. They walked through the sold out crowd selling a ton of CD’s after their show. Halestorm might be onto something. If CD’s were offered at a greatly reduced price (like $5.00), wouldn’t you rather buy it and help out the band, than steal it online?! Regardless, Halestorm will be a band to watch in the future. I will be catching them again in March, when they come back to open for Shinedown.
Black Stone Cherry was the second on the bill, and much like the previous two times I have seen them live, they came out and kicked some serious ass. They played several cuts off of their debut record, as well as their new disc, “Folklore & Superstition”. The set list included the following songs in no certain order:
Lonely Train, Peace is Free, Blind Man, Rain Wizard, Maybe Someday, and Please Come In. It was far too short of a set in my opinion. I will be glad when BSC have enough material to headline some shows. I could definitely handle a two hour set with these guys.
Guitarist Ben Wells never stood still for a second. He is one hell of an energetic guitar player. Jon Fred Young still reminds me of a young Tommy Aldridge on the drums. Singer Chris Robertson was in fine vocal form all night. As a whole, Black Stone Cherry brought it once more. I am guessing that they made a whole lot of new fans after tonight’s show. I hope they come back soon!
Seether took the stage around 10 P.M. and the crowd was completely charged up, with thanks to Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry.
This was my first time seeing Seether live. I was pretty amazed at how big their fan base was. 99% of the people at Bogart’s were there to see Seether. The people were packed in like sardines. There was no place left to move or stand by the time Seether started.
Seether played for about an hour and fifteen minutes, and played the following songs:
No Jesus Christ, Needles, Fine Again, Driven Under, Broken, Nutshell, Gasoline, The Gift, Careless Whisper (Wham Cover), Breakdown, Rise Above This, FMLYHM, Fake It, and Remedy
For me, the highlight of the set, was when singer Shaun Morgan, brought out Lzzy Hale to sing on the tune Broken. This is the song that has the vocal parts sung by Amy Lee of Evanescence. In my opinion, Lzzy Hale added more power to the song with her vocals. If only Seether could re-record this song. Shaun mentioned that he though she was better than that other bitch. =)
The crowd was great, Bogart’s was packed (and hotter than hell). I thought the lighting and sound for Seether kind of sucked, but as a whole it was a very good night of rock and roll in Cincinnati. I enjoyed the show, and I am looking forward to seeing Seether again (which I will be doing this Friday).
The clips below are not the greatest, but at least it will give you an idea of what you missed.
Seether – Gasoline
Seether – Rise Above This
Seether – Fake It
Million Dollar Reload are pleased to announce the release schedule for their album ..Anthems of a degeneration.. in the following territories:
USA March 23rd
Germany March 2nd
Sweden March 2nd
France April 2nd
Guitarist B.A.M commented ” We are all happy that our UK label Lime records has secured proper releases for the album in Europe and the USA . Koch records in America have been working hard on radio rotation and promotion, and the European end of the operation is finally clicking into gear. Its a slow process to co-ordinate everything , but we’re getting there. We hope to visit all the countries on tour later in the year” Anthems of a Degeneration is also available through all major download sites or alternatively from the bands own website.
Dee Snider has been tapped to perform in Las Vegas for the inaugural Monster Circus , a new show that combines rock music, audience interaction and “a freaky circus atmosphere,” according to a press release. The Twisted Sister frontman will appear as a special guest March 19-21 and March 26-28.
Snider will be backed by the Monster Circus band, which features Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), John Corabi (Motley Crue, Ratt), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Bruce Kulick (KISS) and Tony Montana (Great White).
The 75-minute show, which plays inside the Las Vegas Hilton Theater, will continue to feature special guests mixed in with dancers, human circus acts, aerialists, freaks and “a tour bus full of platinum certified rock stars,” according to event producers.
Tickets for Monster Circus can be purchased at the Las Vegas Hilton box office, by phone or online at the Las Vegas Hilton website and via Ticketmaster. (Ticketmaster is LiveDaily’s parent company.) Also available is a “rock star” VIP package that includes a meet-and-party pass, seating on the stage, photos and an opportunity to hang with the band after the show, according to organizers. Guests 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Head over to www.CrackTheSkye.com and get ready to have your mind blown! The new MASTODON micro site has just launched and features animation inspired by their upcoming album Crack the Skye. Like their previous releases, the new artwork was created by Paul Romano (Trivium, Godflesh). The site also features the world premiere of the sweeping instrumental, “Oblivion” plus a 60 second snippet of the track “Divinations.”
The new album was produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young) at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA. Drummer/lyricist Brann Dailor described the album as more “focused” and told TheQuietus.com, “Maybe there was a deeper heart to this record that needed more exploring. We got more involved with feeling the vibe of the record and everything feels creepier and spaced out…something special is going on.”
Crack the Skye hits stores on March 24th!
Do you remember the endless debauchery and rock-n-roll madness at Crüe Fest ’08? We sure do and that’s why we are doing it again. If you missed Crüe Fest last summer, don’t make the same mistake twice and come party with us at Crüe Fest 2. This is the baddest rock-n-roll show around and we promise to not disappoint.
Crüe Fest 2 will kick off Sunday, July 19 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ and only Motley.com has your hook-up for early access to Presale Tickets.
Click here or on the city below to get details on this exclusive presale.
|Sun. Jul 19||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Tue. Jul 21||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Wed. Jul 22||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheater|
|Mon. Jul 27||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheater|
|Tue. Jul 28||Portland, OR||Clark County Amphitheater|
|Thu. Jul 30||Mountain View, CA||Shoreline Amphitheater|
|Fri. Jul 31||San Bernardino, CA||San Manuel Ampitheater|
|Sat. Aug 01||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|Mon. Aug 03||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|Tue. Aug 04||Englewood, CO||Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater|
|Wed. Aug 05||Albuquerque, NM||Hournal Pavilion|
|Fri. Aug 07||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|Sat. Aug 08||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|Sun. Aug 09||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|Tue. Aug 11||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Wed. Aug 12||Indianapolis, IN||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Fri. Aug 14||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Sat. Aug 15||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Sun. Aug 16||Pittsburgh, PA||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|Wed. Aug 19||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|Fri. Aug 21||Virginia Beach, VA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Sat. Aug 22||Bristow, VA||Nissan Pavilion|
|Sun. Aug 23||Raleigh, NC||TWC Music Pavilion|
|Sat. Aug 29||Atlanta, GA||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|Sun. Aug 30||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Tue. Sep 01||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Fri. Sep 04||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|Sat. Sep 05||Darien Lake, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
PLEASE NOTE – All Fan Club presales begin Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00 AM (local time)
AC/DC, and Jackyl are just two of many bands I would consider amongst my favorites. Hollywood, California’s SNEW somehow manages to tap into the sounds of these bands, to deliver one hellaciously good hard rock disc, “SNEW YOU”.
If you are still sitting in your chair by the time the opening cut, “Stand Up High” is done, either your headphones are broke, or the battery died in your Miracle ear. “SNEW YOU” starts off with this awesome stadium anthem that will make you throw your fist in the air, and scream “HELL YEAH” at the top of your lungs. The rock doesn’t stop there either.
“SNEW YOU” relentlessly pounds your senses with nine more hard rock tunes after this killer opening cut. You won’t find any wimpy power ballads on this CD. This disc rocks hard from beginning to end. I couldn’t find a bad song in the bunch.
If you are looking for highly original sounding tunes, you probably won’t find them on “SNEW YOU”. I thought a couple of songs sounded quite similar to some AC/DC tunes, but I wasn’t bothered by that aspect of SNEW’s music one bit. I have been enjoying every song on this disc, and hit repeat once it is done. My only disappointment with this CD, is that I didn’t hear this disc sooner.
Don’t think for a second that the sound quality is going to be off, because this disc isn’t on a major label, that simply isn’t the case here. This disc has good songs, with a production effort that rivals those of the big labels.
If you want to hear hard rock the way it should be played, do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars, go to this link and buy “Snew You” today. Highly Recommended!
Andy Lux – guitars
Cat Tate – bass
Curtis Don Vito – vocals
Mark Ohrenberger – drums
Pat Travers will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night February 25 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Pat at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the live broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com
Travers will also perform a plugged-in live set! The show will be streamed on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon of the following day of the broadcast.
Check out the live video below of Pat Travers performing his hit, “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)”.
CHANCE TO WIN SIGNED GUITARS from
GUITAR GENERATION ARTISTS PAUL GILBERT, GEORGE LYNCH & RICHIE KOTZEN
3 Guitars = 3 Shows = 3 Chances
Get a chance to win a Ibanez, ESP or Fender guitar each autographed by all three Guitar Greats of The Guitar Generation shows: Paul Gilbert, George Lynch & Richie Kotzen.
All you have to do is attend one of three (3) shows at the either the House of Blues San Diego 2/25, Hollywood 2/28 or Anaheim 3/02 and make a copy of your ticket stub from attending. Then send in with your name, address, email & phone number by March 9th and you will be put in the drawing. The drawing will be held Friday, March 13, 2009.
Fans only – no-one related, working for, or associated with any of the artists can enter. Must have valid ticket stub and can only enter once as the tickets are numbered.
Please email scanned copy to email@example.com or mail photo copy to VQPR, 9206 Franklin St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Fuse is the official home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and will bring you front and center for the biggest, most celebrated night in rock. Tune into Fuse for an exclusive look at this year’s highly-anticipated, star-studded Induction Ceremony – it’s live, loud and you can only find it on Fuse. Watch as some of music’s most legendary acts like Metallica and Run-D.M.C. join fellow Rock legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In November of 2008, Fuse signed a three year deal to become the new television and online partner of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The 2009 ceremony will air live on Fuse from Cleveland Ohio’s Public Hall on April 4th at 9pm ET/PT for the first time since 1997. Fuse’s exclusive deal also includes the live telecast of the 2010 and 2011 ceremonies from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The complete list of 2009 inductees include; Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Womack, Bill Black, DJ Fontana and Spooner Oldham.
Stay tuned to Fuse for an exciting lineup of original specials dedicated to 2009’s groundbreaking inductees.
SHOW: Fuse Presents the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
PREMIERE: April 4, 2009 at 9pm ET/PT
CHANNEL NUMBER: DirecTV 339 / EchoStar 158; cable subscribers, check local listing
Faith No More has announced its first live performances since splitting up in 1998. The band will play a series of European festival dates this summer, according to a statement from frontman Mike Patton’s publicist.
No North American Faith No More dates are scheduled at this time. As previously reported, only Patton and frequent collaborator Rahzel will perform at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, despite speculation about a Faith No More appearance.
Neither the lineup for the revived Faith No More nor the specific festival dates have been announced. Patton’s spokesperson Monica Seide said no further details on the band are yet available.
The news of Faith No More’s reunion comes as Patton completes his first film score, for “Crank 2: High Voltage,” which will hit theaters on April 17.
Patton and beatboxer Rahzel, meanwhile, have worked on an album that has not yet been officially released.
Faith No More’s biggest single, “Epic,” reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 in 1990. “Midlife Crisis” earned the band the top spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1992.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of THE TROPHY for the release of the band’s debut album “The Gift of Life” on April 17th 2009!
THE TROPHY started in 2006 as a way for guitarist and composer Todd Wolf to explore a different side of his songwriting. Until that moment Todd had been working on straight HEAVY METAL stud with his band HUMAN FORTRESS. “I wrote many songs in the past which were too commercial for my main band Human Fortress. I thought these tracks were to good to get lost on my pc”, recalls Todd. So he started to look for the right partners to start up a new band and the chance of a lifetime came about when he met with former JADED HEART screamer Michael Bormann.
Todd tells the story: “I met Michael in the studio with Tommy Newton, who engaged him to sing the background vocals on the Human Fortress debut album. Luckily we kept in touch and when I finished the first songs, I sent them to Michael and he liked them immediately. So we arranged a meeting and the rest, as you will be able to hear, is history!”. Michael immediately shared Todd’s musical vision and joined the band with keyboard player Marco Grasshoff. They have brought their expertise to the song writing and recording sessions. Bormann’s distinctive vocals added the polish and turned great songs into real jewels.
Todd and Michael worked with loops, down-tuned guitar riffs and keyboard effects; the result is an interesting cocktail of Melodic Rock with many influences, while remaining very contemporary in arrangement and style. The final result, THE TROPHY’s debut album entitled “The Gift of Life” is an outstanding example of how perseverance and talent can build an outstanding slice of Rock. “While the main influences of THE TROPHY are Pop, Crossover, AOR and a little bit modern metal” concludes Todd “I think we have created something special. I do not know any band in the world which sounds like us. Some tracks are potential hits. We hope the people out there will love it because we would like to record a second one”.
“The Gift of Life” final track listing includes:
Click the links above to preview the songs!
Mastodon will be unleashing, Crack the Skye, on March 24th. To help celebrate the release, Mastodon will be giving away a new Gibson Melody Maker to one grand prize winner.
First prize wins 1 Crack the Skye Limited Edition Tunnel Book package and 5 runner-ups will be getting a copy of the new CD plus a t-shirt from the band.
Check out, cracktheskye.com, the new on line destination created by Mastodon to help fans have a direct connection to the new album.
Crack the Skye hits stores on March 24 through Warner Bros Records.
Click below to enter!
Justin Hawkins will forever be stuck between a rock and a hard place. Because of his vocal style everything he does will always be compared to his work in the Darkness there is just no way around it. His new band Hot Leg has just released their debut album “Red Light Fever” and yes it does sound like the Darkness but it sounds like a new and improved version. “Red Light Fever” by far passes both albums released by his previous band. Every song here (ten in all) is capable of being released as a single from the outrageous opener “Chicken” to “Cocktails” and even the albums closer a piano rocker called “Kissin’ The Wind”. Joining Hawkins in Hot Leg are Pete Rinaldi – Lead Guitar, Samuel SJ Stokes – Bass, and Darby Todd – Drums.
For a band that has only been together for a year or so these guys sound incredibly tight and in sync with one another from beginning to end. Hawkins trademark high pitched vocals are all over this record where it seems he might have been held back in the past not true here and Renaldi pulls off some exceptional solos throughout but especially on “Gay In The 80’s”, “Prima Donna” and “You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore”. On “Ashamed” Hawkins duets with Beverli Brown and pull off what may end up being the best song on the album. When “Trojan Guitar” first starts out you think it may be a reworking of Billy Squier’s “the Stroke” along with “Chicken” these may be to the two most outrageous songs on the album but they still kick ass and Renaldi pulls of another exceptional solo.
The two songs I haven’t mentioned yet could very easily find themselves at the top of the charts “I’ve Met Jesus” and “Whichever Way You Wanna Give It” and just in case I didn’t mention it before there are no ballads on “Red Light Fever”. Whatever health problems Hawkins had in the past seem to be behind him and it definitely shows on this record. He and the boys come out with guns blazing and do not slow down one bit and it sounds like they are having a blast the entire time.
If you are looking for “serious” rock you may want to wait for the new U2 album to come out, but if you are looking for pure unadulterated foot stomping, air guitaring, sing along fun rock n roll then Hot Leg’s “Red Light Fever” will be right up your alley and definitely worth the trip.
2. You Can’t Hurt Me Any More
4. I’ve Met Jesus
5. Trojan Guitar
7. Gay In The 80’s
8. Prima Donna
9. Whichever Way You Want To Give It
10. Kissing In The Wind
Hot Leg is:
Samuel SJ Stokes