According to Deucenews, Paul Stanley (KISS), Alice Cooper, Jorn Lande, Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MSG), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE) and Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE) are among the guest musicians who will appear on the forthcoming album from Rusian rockers PUSHKING, to be released before the end of the year.
PUSHKING is said to be one of Russia’s most popular metal/rock bands, and has released over 15 albums. The band’s new CD, “Pushking – Duets”, will contain 19 songs covering PUSHKING’s entire discography since 1996 and featuring contributions from some of “the greatest vocalists and musicians” from the world rock scene.
For more information, check out the Pushking website.
The Dakota Rock Fest is taking place July 24 – 25th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Friday July 24, 2009
GATES OPEN AT 4:00pm
- Jukebox Zeros
- Draw the Line
- Head East
- April Wine
Saturday July 25, 2009
GATES OPEN AT 10:00am
- Paisty Jenny
- Appetite for Deception
- Tango Down
- Bombay Black
- Enuff Z Nuff
- L.A. Guns
- White Lion
- Skid Row
- Bret Michaels
For more information and tickets, please visit the Dakota Rock Fest website at this link.
Exclusive footage of Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and his now infamous helicopter pilot Dave Martz with departing helicopter in front of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for first performance of Motley Crue’s 2009 Saints of Los Angeles Tour.
Below is a link to download exclusive video footage and photos of Tommy Lee and Dave Martz.
Notorious rocker and drummer of the world famous rock group Motley Crue – Tommy Lee – arrived in true rock star style; via private helicopter landing on the front lawn of Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in the Palm Springs, CA area, on Saturday, January 31st for his performance later that evening inside Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center.
The band put together a rocking performance in front of a capacity crowd at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino from 8:30pm to 10:15pm that evening and stayed at the resort for the night.
Following his stay at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino hotel; Tommy Lee departed via helicopter early Sunday morning, February 1st, 2009.
REINTERPRETATION OF THE BOB DYLAN CLASSIC IS FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE FILM WATCHMEN
The music video for My Chemical Romance’s “Desolation Row” has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.
The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as the lords of anarchy above a moshpit. As the crowd surges back and forth, the scene recalls the glory days of the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Iggy Pop, and The Dead Kennedys. A fight breaks out and becomes a bloody free-for-all as the band keeps playing. The mayhem spills out onto the street. The cops arrive and drag off the band members who are kicking, spitting, and punching the whole way. Director of Photography Guillermo Navarro (an Academy Award® winner for Pan’s Labyrinth), has given the proceedings a grimy, otherworldly effect.
The exclusive video premiere of “Desolation Row” takes place four days after the song debuts on iTunes on January 26th. Users can pre-order Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which also features a collection of classic songs by such artists as Nat King Cole, Leonard Cohen, and Janis Joplin, beginning on January 27th. The video will premiere internationally on January 31st and go wide in the U.S. on February 3rd.
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” — which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union — moves closer to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion — a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers — Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past.
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse, based on the graphic novel co-created by Dave Gibbons, published by DC Comics. The film is produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, and Deborah Snyder. Herbert W. Gains and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Wes Coller serving as co-producer. The film stars Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Patrick Wilson.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in Association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin Production, a Zack Snyder Film, Watchmen. Watchmen will be released nationwide on March 6, 2009. It will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures and internationally by Paramount Pictures.
Sometimes an album is like a punch in the gut to me the very first time I hear it and I have to pick myself up off the floor afterwards. But then other times it takes an album a while before it finally hits me, which was the case with Eden’s Curse “Second Coming”. I love their debut album, I still think it is a pretty amazing album so I was definitely stoked about getting “Second Coming” when it was released. But after getting the album and several listens I was disappointed because it didn’t hit me like their debut, in fact it took almost 4 months before “Second Coming” hit me, but once it did WOW!!! What an amazing album this turned out to be it is filled with excellent well written songs. I already knew vocalist Michael Eden is a phenomenal singer from the debut but he really kicked it up a couple of notches on “Second Coming”. The band which also consist of guitarist Thorsten Koehne, keyboards from Ferdy Doernberg, bassist Paul Logue, and drummer Pete Newdeck are all exceptional musicians but Koehne in particular puts on a guitar playing showcase on this album which is absolutely jaw dropping.
After a short intro titled “Reign of Terror” everything is kicked off by “Masquerade Ball” and right out of the gates there is no holding Koehne back who absolutely blisters this song with his playing along with Newdeck on drums. If there was ever a song to practice your air guitar to or maybe your best metal singer stance while lip syncing with a hair brush this would be the song, absolutely awesome.
“Angels & Demons” follows and it is a duet with Pamela Moore (A.K.A. Sister Mary from Operation: Mindcrime) and it definitely lives up to the album’s pre-release hype. One again there is no holding Koehne or Newdeck back, but truth be told everyone absolutely shines on this song. Eden and Moore are terrific trading lyrics back and forth, I don’t understand how Pamela Moore is not a better known name on her own as she more than holds her own with Eden.
“Just Like Judas” has a heavy thumping groove to it that makes it impossible not to tap your foot along. It also has a great sing a long chorus where Eden’s vocals really shine as once again so does Koehne’s guitar.
“Sail On” is a mid tempo rocker that was my first punch in the gut for “Second Coming”. Awesome song that will have lighters and cell phones around the world lighting up when it is played live. Ferdy Doernberg’s keyboards really set this song off without overpowering it. Definitely my favorite song on this album.
“Lost in Wonderland” was my second punch in the gut and this heavy rocker is another awesome example of the band’s songwriting skills and a great groove from the rhythm section of Newdeck and Logue.
With 13 tracks on this album there is not one song I would consider filler material but some of the other stand out tracks on “Second Coming” are the ballad “Man Against The World”, a mid tempo rockers “West Wind Blows” and “Lost Soul”, and definitely the album’s closer “Ride The Storm”.
I have always heard good things come to those that wait, I am glad I waited for that first punch from Eden’s Curse “Second Coming” it is definitely worth the wait.
When 2009 wraps up this album will be on my best of list and I really wouldn’t be surprised if it was my album of the year. Any hard rock fan out there should have this album in their collection.
1. Reign Of Terror (Intro)
2. Masquerade Ball
3. Angels & Demons
4. Just Like Judas
5. Sail On
6. Lost In Wonderland
7. West Wind Blows
8. Signs Of Your Life
9. Man Against The World
10. Raven’s Revenge
11. Lost Soul
12. Games People Play
13. Ride The Storm
Eden’s Curse is:
Michael Eden – Vocals
Thorsten Koehne – Guitars
Paul Logue – Bass
Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards
Pete Newdeck – Drums