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
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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.
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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…
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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.