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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
ROBOT LORDS OF TOKYO have announced that Rick Wartell, who makes up one half of the legendary guitar duo in US doom masters TROUBLE, will make a special guest appearance on their next album. The Robot Lords are a song-writing duo consisting of Rick Ritzler (drums/guitar) and Paul Jones (vocals/guitar), who utilize a “Probot-like” approach by utilizing a variety of special guest players. Their music has been described by critics as “classic southern-doom-groove metal topped by blistering solos.”
“I’ve made it a point in pretty much every interview I’ve done to be clear that Trouble is a massively important influence on me,” says Ritzler. “Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin have the single most devastating live guitar tone I’ve ever heard, period. It’s beyond an honor to know we’ll be working with Rick.”
Robot Lords of Tokyo are currently promoting their second release, Whiskey, Blood & Napalm, released at the end of 2008. Guest six-stringers on the record include Steve Theado (AMERICAN DOG), Steve Pollick (ex-ICARUS WITCH, ORDER OF NINE), Rob Johnson (MAGNITUDE 9) and instrumental shred great Neil Zaza. Find out more at www.myspace.com/robotlords
DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE and JOURNEY will team up for a special concert at O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Friday, June 12. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 27 at 9 a.m. from Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.
DEF LEPPARD and POISON will team up for a U.S. summer tour, including a rumored appearance at this year’s Rocklahoma festival, which is set to take place July 9-12, 2009 on the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma.
DEF LEPPARD’s newest album, “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. The band’s ninth studio CDcontains 11 new songs, including “Nine Lives”, featuring a collaboration with country music superstar Tim McGraw.
“Songs from the Sparkle Lounge” was DEF LEPPARD’s 11th consecutive Top 20 album in the U.S. According to Billboard.com, the band started its Top 20 streak on The Billboard 200 back with 1983′s”Pyromania” when it peaked at No. 2. Since “Pyromania”, every DEF LEPPARD album has reached the Top 20.
WHITESNAKE’s appearance at U.K.’s Download festivla in early June will coincide with action-packed re-releases of the multi-platinum albums “Slip Of The Tongue”, marking its 20th anniversary, and “Slide It In”, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A special edition of the band’s 2008 album “Good To Be Bad”, featuring bonus tracks, will be released around the same time.
WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale said that in these uncertain times, when it is economically difficult for some people to get to see rock shows in their major cities, then it is the responsibility of the artist to take their music to the people, and that’s what WHITESNAKE intends to do before undertaking a major North American tour in summer.
GREAT WHITE and NELSON have been confirmed for the third annual Rocklahoma festival, set to take place July 9-12, 2009 on the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. Also scheduled to appear areKEEL, KIX, HARLOW, GYPSY PISTOLEROS and ex-SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell’s new band HERMAN ZE GERMAN AND FRIENDS. Rumored acts include POISON and DEF LEPPARD.
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 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.