Uriah Heep will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night February 18, 2009 at 8:30pm Pacific Time / 11:30pm Eastern Time.
Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Mick Box and Bernie Show from the band at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com This show will be streamed for two weeks on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon after broadcast.
Legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will embark on a European tour starting on April 1 in support of the release on his brand new album “Beautiful Mess” released this week in Europe on Frontiers Records.
Mar. 14 – 5th Annual Rock & Pop Masters at Weston Regional Park – Weston, Florida
Apr. 01 – Headbangers Ballroom – Hamburg, Hamburg
Apr. 03 – De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Apr. 04 – Werkstadt – Witten, Germany
Apr. 05 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Apr. 07 – Rock Garage – Munich, Germany
Apr. 09 – Diesel Club – Budapest, Romania
Apr. 11 – Blue Box – Sofia, Bulgaria
Apr. 14 – Urban – Perugia, Italy
Apr. 15 – Sottotetto Sound Club – Bologna, Italy
Apr. 16 – IL Peocio – Trofarello/Torino, Italy
Apr. 18 – Heineken Sala Arena – Madrid, Spain
Apr. 19 – [to be announced] – Barcelona, Spain
Jeff Scott Soto’s touring line-up includes:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Lead Guitar
Fernando Mainer (TAKO) – Bass
Edu Cominato (TEMPESTT) – Drums
BJ (TEMPESTT) – Guitar
Jorge Salan is the young-blood hotshot from Madrid, Spain whom Jeff met through his many tours through Spain. Jeff even contributed vocals on one track for Jorge’s 2007 solo album, “Chronicles Of An Evolution”, which is where Jeff first discovered this fresh new talent. Brought along on bass from Jorge’s solo band is Fernando Mainer, who has played with a popular Spanish band TAKO along with many others from his native land.
New drummer, Edu Cominato, hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edu has toured as Jeff’s drummer throughout Brazil as well as with his own band, TEMPESTT, where they shared stages throughout Europe on a Jeff Scott Soto-introduced/guest tour for TEMPESTT back in 2008. A fifth member — a man simply named BJ, also from the band TEMPESTT — will serve as second guitarist/keyboardist for the new band.
In other news, JSS will shoot a new, full headline show for DVD in Madrid on April 18, with Jorge’s solo band as support for the show. Jorge, too, will be shooting a live DVD in which Jeff will guest on the number “No Salvation”, which he sang on “Chronicles…”. This will be Jeff’s first full live show to be released on DVD as the only other live DVD from the Gods show in 2002 was a limited setlist. The new show will consist primarily of Jeff Scott Soto solo material with the blend of expected numbers from Soto’s past.
Jeff says, “I am having a blast creating the new setlist as now I have four solo albums under my belt and familiar material for days to have fun with live. But I won’t forget the numbers that make everyone stand up and shout!”
Do you like gang vocals? With the band Bang Camaro that is all you are going to get? Instead of having one lead singer, they often employ from 10 to 20 singers for every live show. Either this band is crazy for using this concept, or they are extremely creative.
These darlings of Guitar Hero have returned with another album filled with rocking guitar tunes to get your blood pumping.
I admit that I liked Bang Camaro’s first album. I thought the gang vocal ideal was a novel concept, if not a unique one. I can’t think of another hard rock act that has tried anything like this.
On album # 2, I thought gang vocals were a hindrance, instead of a help to the band. There is no doubt in my mind that this band has some decent musicians, but at this stage in the game, I think it is time for them to find one talented singer instead of the 10 – 20 they use today. Are there good songs on Bang Camaro II? Yes, there are a couple of them that are pretty good. The album is full of 80’s style hair metal that will be sure to please some old school rock fans. The music is surprisingly solid, but the vocals are a problem for me. I just couldn’t get into the music as much because the vocals proved to be more of a distraction. Some of the song writing is pretty weak as well. “I Know You Like My Band” is a perfect example of a song that never should have seen the light of day. Did a high school kid write this song?
I am sure there are some folks that will love this album, but I believe this Camaro is headed for the wrecking ball.
You can check out Bang Camaro on myspace at this link.
1. Blood Red Rock
2. Night Lies
4. She’s Gone (Critical)
5. Miss Illusion
6. I Know You Like My Band
8. Can’t Stop The Night
9. The Hit
10. Life Is Hard On The Road
Bang Camaro is:
Alex Necochea – Guitar
Bryn Bennett – Guitar
Dave ‘Doz’ Riley – Bass
Peter McCarthy – Drums
Rodrigo Van Stoli – Vocals
Morgan Brown – Vocals
Nick Given – Vocals
Richie Hoss – Vocals
Glen Fant – Vocals
Steve Trombley – Vocals
Zach Given – Vocals
Jake Given – Vocals
Jay Clifford – Vocals
J. David Nugent – Vocals
James Fant – Vocals
Justin Buckley – Vocals
Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead will be on the 2nd stage for the majority of the tour, but will not be on the first few shows. Suicide Silence will join the tour on March 29th, while Bury Your Dead joins on March 31st. Both bands appear through the end of the tour. Born of Osiris and After the Burial will take their place from March 20th through March 28th.
Spineshank and Crooked X will perform on all dates.
The second stage will be officially sponsored by multi-city battle of the bands organization, Headbang For the Highway.
****Due to space restrictions outside of the venues, there will be no 2nd stage performances at either the Denver or Chicago shows****
Music As A Weapon Dates:
03/20/09 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
03/21/09 Waterloo, IA Mccelroy Arena
03/23/09 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
03/25/09 Denver, CO The Fillmore
03/28/09 Phoenix, AZ (Glendale) Jobbing.Com
03/29/09 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Auditorium
03/31/09 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre
04/01/09 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
04/03/09 Bossier City, LA Centurytel Center
04/04/09 Little Rock, AR Riverfest Amphitheater
04/05/09 New Orleans, LA Uno Lakefront Arena
04/07/09 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
04/08/09 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett
04/10/09 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
04/11/09 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
04/13/09 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum
04/14/09 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
04/15/09 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena
04/17/09 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
04/18/09 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
04/20/09 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center
The Last Vegas, who are currently on tour with Motley Crue, are giving away their new single “I’m Bad” via I-Tunes. Click here to go to I-Tunes to download the free song.
REV THEORY TO PERFORM CONCERT SATURDAY;
IN FANZONE SUNDAY AT AUTO CLUB 500 WEEKEND
GAVIN ROSSDALE TO PERFORM CONCERT
PRIOR TO AUTO CLUB 500
Rev Theory, currently on tour with Theory of a Deadman and Ten Second Epic, will perform Saturday Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Auto Club Speedway FanZone as part of the festivities surrounding the Auto Club 500 Weekend – the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR for 2009.
Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey and Ricky Lixx will rock the stage with their signature hard rock music at a post race concert Saturday (Feb. 21) in the Auto Club Speedway FanZone following the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide series race and again Sunday, prior to the NASCAR Spring Cup series Auto Club 500.
Formed in 1997, the group released their debut album, Truth Is Currency, on EMI subsidiary Element Records in 2005. They are currently signed to Interscope Records and their 2008 release Light it Up is featured on the NASCAR ‘09 video game and was the official theme music for WrestleMania 24.
Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, have joined forces to premiere the hard rock act Rev Theory’s new music video exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Video Store. This will make Rev Theory’s hit single “Hell Yeah” the first ever video premiere on Xbox
Gavin Rossdale, who is currently enjoying the success of his Top 40 hit single “Love Remains the Same”, will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Auto Club 500, NASCAR’s 2009 West Coast Premier at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 22.
Rossdale will perform four songs at Auto Club Speedway. His four songs will include his hit single “Love Remains the Same” as well as classic hits from his days as the frontman for rock group “Bush”.
Said Rossdale of his first solo album, WANDERlust, “The wanderlust I’m talking about isn’t that desire to travel and see the world. “It’s my overwhelming desire to get out and play music for people. I feel like a racehorse that’s been stuck in the stables a bit too long.”
About Auto Club Speedway: Auto Club Speedway is the premier Speedway in Southern California. Hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup events as well as NHRA and AMA events, a day at Auto Club Speedway is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and quality restaurants.
Tesla has the following tour dates listed on their website. Don’t miss them if they hit your town!
Fri 2/20/2009 Carolina Theatre Greensboro NC
Sat 2/21/2009 House of Blues Myrtle Beach SC
Sun 2/22/2009 House of Blues Orlando FL
Tue 2/24/2009 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC
Wed 2/25/2009 Amos’ Southend Charlotte NC
Fri 2/27/2009 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN
Sat 2/28/2009 Orange Peel Asheville NC
Fri 3/13/2009 Route 66 Casino Albuquerque NM
Man Made Mountains will release their self-titled debut album in the U.S. on March 24th on Reversed Records.
Genre jumping is nothing new and Man Made Mountains shows their imagination with their new album. The band blends heavy riffs, crunchy vocal, dialogue samples all the while layering keyboards and ambient noise that will grasp your imagination as each song enters to cortex of your mind.
Man Made Mountains, like many bands from Canada, have humble rural roots. Hailing from the remote west coast island of Quadra, a community with a population comprised of mostly, loggers, fishermen and draft-dodgers. The four members: Christian Carmen (Vocals/guitar/synth/samples), Lawrence Butler (Drums), Adrien Doering (Guitar) and Brynne Ewart-Armstrong (Bass/vocals), formed in 2004 following the disbanding of a group with fellow Quadrite, Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother, Last Gang Rec) and were drawn to the urban metropolis of Vancouver, B.C. where they spent their first years there trying different formulas and different names.
The self titled album gives its listeners a full spread of MMM’s musical pantheon. Heavy in nature, they dip in and out of the sound that might typically be labeled “heavy metal”, but have much more to offer than just fist-pounding anthems. With thundering distorted pulses morphing into dreamy lulls, Man Made Mountains’ sound is not unlike a mountain range itself.
Rippage – 7:51
Ensnarlment – 5:13
Nothing To Right Home About – 3:07
Vulpine – 3:38
Sleep Drowning (On Your Chinterlude) – 3:33
Tribes Of Mular – 8:18
When I think of Brazil, and hard rock, two bands quickly come to mind, Sepultura, and Angra. “All My Life” is the first CD I have listened to by Viper. A quick check of the band’s history, and I was surprised to find out that “All My Life” is the Viper’s sixth studio CD. This band is also the former stomping ground of ex-Angra singer, André Matos.
The opening track “All My Life” opens up with heavy riffing that would make Iron Maiden proud. Singer Ricardo Bocci shows a lot of talent with his vocals. I expected his vocals to be heavily accented, but he does a masterful job on the lyrics and has good range to boot.
I have seen Viper classified as power metal on some of their previous releases, All My Life, might fall a little closer to progressive metal than power metal. In fact, there are times when this music dabbles in the melodic rock area. Nonetheless, Felipe Machado and Val Santos whip out some tasty six string action on this disc that hard rock and metal fans are sure to love. As an added bonus, former Viper and Angra singer André Matos makes a guest appearance, and handles the vocals on the very cool tune “Love is All”.
The musicianship surprised me on this CD. I was surprised that a band this good, has escaped my attention until now. I will definitely be seeking out some of their previous releases after hearing this one.
You can only purchase “All My Life” as an import disc. You can purchase this CD, at this link. Hopefully, this disc will get some U.S. distribution. Music this good needs to be heard!.
Ricardo Bocci — vocals
Pit Passarell — bass
Felipe Machado — guitar
Val Santos — guitar
Renato Graccia — drums
Additional musicians on All My Life:
André Matos — vocals on “Love Is All”
Yves Passarel — guitar solo on “Violet”
Nikki Sixx posted the following on his blog today:
Hello all, a small update from my head to yours,Via a wireless hub in a hotel room somewhere in the Midwest.
Yesterday was a day I’ll remember forever …
Rick Neilson is a friend, Cheap trick are some of my Heros.Rockford Illinois is home to both.
Yesterday, like always when I’m coming into town, I call Rick or visa versa and if he aint on tour we get a chance to hang out and talk music. Yesterday everything lined up perfectly. Rick wasn’t on tour.,so 10 text messages and 2 e mails later our friendly hero pops into my dressing room. Katherine was painting, I was listening down to some of the new Last Vegas music and retouching some Photos.
Meeting up with friends on the road is rare and it really does break the monotony from city to city. It was cool for Rick to meet Katherine and visa versa Finally. Both so important to me.
OK, back to the banter going back and forth in my lil domus a domus…I told him the Last Vegas guys were Huge fans (( OK, so who isn’t) and he said,hey,what if I jammed with them? My jaw dropped, knowing what it was gonna be like for them….I played him some of there music and he ran home and grabbed his 55 strat.Me and Katherine walked him onstage, he plugged in. What can I say, the guys in The last Vegas were ear to ear smiles, as was everybody.I’ve met so many of my heros,and it doesn’t always turn out so pretty.This is a night to remember for them…..…
OK, back to the dressing room, in comes Mick Mars, and he says, “what ya say we break out jailhouse rock tonight?”Looked at Rick and said,”ya wanna come up?”….The guy in the band jumped at the chance and we put the song in the set….Now its our turn to be blessed by our friend onstage . So we jammed a pretty smoking ,yet unrehearsed version of the Elvis presley’s classic and all in all ,a wonderful time was had by all…,
Next up,tour bus heading to ricks home…Now I haven’t been by his house since 1985 or so, and lets just say, it’s a rather foggy memory but this one is burnt into my memory banks with a branding iron.We ended up, hours and hours looking at his wonderful guitar collection, and what a collection it is…
I played (( well sorta ,haha )) jailhouse rock on Elvis’s acoustic, strummed on John Lennon and Jimi Hendrixs guitars and a few other insane classics that left me speechless….And last but not least,the many stories,of legends long since gone….an amazing night…
The heart of this man, the legacy of his music and his band’s influence touch me still to this day….
Rick, thank you….
WHITESNAKE are once again very happy to announce they have committed to playing at the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL on JUNE 14th with DEF LEPPARD…
The show will coincide with action-packed Anniversary releases of the multi-platinum albums, SLIP OF THE TONGUE, marking its 20th Anniversary, & the SLIDE IT IN album, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.
It is understood there is also a SPECIAL EDITION of their award winning, 2008 album, GOOD TO BE BAD, featuring bonus tracks, being released around the same time.
In preparation for the DOWNLOAD show, WHITESNAKE will also be playing 3 weeks of shows around Scandinavia & Europe, starting in NORWAY on the 21st MAY, & will include headlining several festivals, & playing some low key, smaller venues in towns & villages outside of major cities.
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, & thats what WHITESNAKE intends to do, before undertaking a major North American tour in Summer.
WHITESNAKES JUNE 14th show at the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL will mark the 4th time the band has performed at DONINGTON PARK…1981…1983…1990 & now 2009.
Multi-platinum recording artist, producer, songwriter Kip Winger was recently presented with an honorary plaque and a historic United States of America flag by The Government of the United States.
In a surprise presentation ceremony during the taping of “Legends & Lyrics” General Harold Cross honored and praised Kip for his work on Winger lV. The inscription on the plaque reads:
Department of Defense Seal
IN APPRECIATION OF RECORDING ARTIST
AND HIS MUSICAL COMPOSITION
“BLUE SUEDE SHOES”
HONORING THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
OF OUR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
AND THEIR FAMILIES.
OUR SINCERE THANKS,
GENERAL HAROLD CROSS
(FOUR STAR GENERAL)
The flag has historic significance as it was the last United States of America flag to fly over Forward Operating Base ,Kalso, located in Iskandaria, Iraq, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Before it was turned over to the Iraqis, FOB Kalso was the U.S. Army soldier’s broadband internet services facility in Iraq as well as a base to stop enemy activity in the Sunni Triangle.
WINGER IV’s [Shrapnel Records] concept and emphasis was on our Military and what it was like to be solider, form a soldiers perspective, leaving politics at the door. Kip had a vision to support the American troops that are standing ground in Iraq and elsewhere. “I had been doing solo shows at Military bases and in speaking with many of the soldiers, their stories touched me” explains Kip. “It was amazing to hear how far reaching our music was and how many soldiers have been moved by it, I was truly humbled by the stories”. Capturing the spirit, mood and reality from the perspective of the soldier. Songs like Right Up Ahead, M16 and Blue Suede Shoes were inspired songs seen though the eyes of a soldier at war.
The album artwork was handled by Ethan Van Sciver who wanted to put in his part for our Military – Sciver is a renowned DC Comic book artist and penciler who has contributed (among others) to Cyberfrog, New X-Men, The Flash: Iron Heights and Impulse. The “Guardian Of Freedom” album art depicts our Militaries finest protecting with guardian angels that are representative of our prayers we send.
Currently Kip is promoting his latest solo CD “FROM THE MOON TO THE SUN” on MVD Audio and the soon to be release Blackwood Creek record. He recently completed his first Orchestral piece for Ballet Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon Director of Morphoses Ballet Co. http://www.morphoses.org that will be used for San Francisco Ballet. The Musical world premier of Ghosts will be with The Tucson Symphony November 14thth 2009. Kip and Reb Beach have also just began writing for a new WINGER release.
Two-times HEAVY Magazine soundcheck winner – US Power Metal spearheads CAGE will be on tour in 7 European countries during May 2009 in order to promote their forthcoming metal epic “Science Of Annihilation”, to be released May 22nd through Music Buy Mail.
Of course frontman Sean Peck and his bunch are able to deliver another milestone regarding power, heavyness and uniqueness.
Thus already the cover artwork “Science Of Annihilation” is once again spectacular art and suggests a true metal masterpiece.
Lugga Music Productions in cooperation with Sword Brothers Productions are proud to present one of nowadays best power metal bands live at 15 locations around Europe.
Those who are familiar with CAGE´s live shows know that this is an event no true metal fan should miss. CAGE´s live shows are an energetic and powerful trip through their recording history, covering 4 full-length albums by now. With their fifth album “Science Of Annihilation” in their bags they will once again conquer Europe and present what many critics call “pure millennium metal” , “classic metal for the new age” or “modern day power metal”.
GAGE & guests
“Science Of Annihilation Tour 2009″
- May 7th: (D) Hamburg – Ballroom
– May 8th: (D) Uelsen – UJT
– May 9th. (D) Datteln – Metal Mercenaries Fest
– May 10th: (D) Frankfurt – Die Halle
– May 12th: (D) Crailsheim – Die Eiche
– May 13th: (D) Regensburg – Gloria
– May 14th: (CZ) Prague – Exit Chmelnice.
– May 15th: (SLO) Bratislava – Randal
– May 16th: (CZ) Ostrava – Tancirna
– May 17th: (PL) Torun – Trabant
– May 19th: (B) Gent – The Frontline
– May 20th: (NL) Antwerpen – De Roots
– May 21st: (D) Oberhausen – Helvete
– May 22nd: (NL) Kerkrade – Rocktempel
– May 23rd: (CH) Uster – Elements Of Rock
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw (THERION, DREAM EVIL, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME) has launched his own record company, simply called Snowy Shaw Productions, like his other side project businesses in artwork and design, photography, stage dekor & props etc.
The first release from the label will be the debut album from the glam/glitter rock act XXX, entitled “Heaven, Hell or Hollywood?“
For the XXX debut CD, Snowy Shaw Productions has signed license deals with the following companies:
* Perris Records (North America)
* King Records (Japan)
* Scarecrow Records (Mexico and South America)
Negotiations are still in process with Locomotive Records for Europe.
“Heaven, Hell or Hollywood?” will be released in USA and Canada on February 17 ( already available for pre-order at www.perrisrecords.com ). In Japan, the album was made available in November 2008.
XXX – Heaven, Hell or Hollywood? will also be available within shortly on digital download at Itunes, Napster etc.
Firebird is the band led by Bill Steer from Napalm Death and Carcass. The sound of Firebird is about a million miles away from the other groups that Steer has been a member of. You won’t find death metal on “Deluxe”. Firebird’s sound has a 70’s rock vibe with a stoner rock element that leans heavily towards acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Black Sabbath.
What amazes me about “Deluxe” is the huge sound on this record. For only a three piece band, the music is pretty awesome. The production quality is a little off, but there is no doubt after listening to these tunes, that Bill Steer is a huge, largely unknown talent. His guitar wizardry on this album needs to be heard to be appreciated.
It helps that I love a lot of stoner rock bands, but I believe Firebird is a lot more that your run of the mill, sludge rock act. There is a cool blues vibe, with huge bass lines and big drums which truly give this band a cool sound. This is the type of CD that you need to blast out of a good stereo system, so you can truly hear the music. Ear buds and headphones just don’t do this one justice.
Deluxe is the band’s sophomore release from 2001, which was reissued in 2007. The band is working on their fifth CD, “Grand Union” for a 2009 release. Judging from the sounds on this disc, I will be anxiously awaiting Firebird’s new material
For more information on Firebird, and to hear songs from “Deluxe” check the Firebird myspace page. You can purchase your own copy of “Deluxe” at this link. For you big spenders, the Japanese Import of “Deluxe” has a bonus cover of the Rush song, “Working Man”. You can find that version at this link.
1. Dirt Trap
3. Hammer & Tongs
5. Miles from Nowhere
7. Lonely & Sober
8. Sinner Takes All
9. Sad Man’s Quarter
10. Slow Blues
Bill Steer – Vocals and Lead Guitar
Ludwig Witt – Drums
Leo Smee – Bass Guitar
Today was the official start of the 2009 racing season with Daytona 500. While the Daytona 500 was somewhat of a bore, the bands featured at HRH this week are not. The bands that are being reviewed this week share their names with muscle cars from the past and present.
I have also lined up some rocking videos to fill your need for speed this week. Stop by each day this week to check out our latest reviews!
Win a Don’t Go Away Get Away for 2 to Big Bear Lake in California! Click the banner below to watch Buckcherry’s “Don’t Go Away” video and find the four scavenger hunt items somewhere in the video. One lucky winner will get flown out to California to go snowboarding, stay over at Big Bear, and attend a special acoustic Buckcherry performance!
Click on the graphic above to enter!
Tonight on Hard Rock Nights we will be joined by Ron Keel from the band Keel! Ron will chat with us about the reunion, the new album, and the band’s tour plans. We’ve also got a ton of classic hard rock planned from Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Poison, Dio, Twisted Sister and more! We also have new tracks from Babylon Bombs, Krokus, Yngwie Malmsteen and Coldspell! Be sure to tune in to Hard Rock Nights on classxradio.com from 9-11 pm EDT!
Towards the end of the hair metal era, Valentine released their debut album. Valentine’s sound was in the AOR/Melodic Rock style, with a little bit of hair metal flair for good measure. Valentine’s singer Hugo was a great new unheard talent, that should have propelled this band into mass appeal. He has a good range to his voice that is rarely heard amongst today’s rock singers.
This CD has it all, solid musicianship, great vocals and good songs. Those that got their hands on this disc treasure it, and those that didn’t get it while it was in print, have paid through the nose to acquire a copy off of Ebay or the like. This CD has been out of print for years and has been selling for $60.00 or more.
Sadly, this CD got very little promotion, and by 1994 the band had broken up. I vaguely recall Valentine being a guest on a second rate talk show ( I can’t remember which one) but that was about the extent of the promotion this band, and CD received. It is a shame as this is a very good disc that very few people got to hear.
This CD will likely appeal to fans of bands like Journey, Hardline and other of the melodic rock style.
Valentine reunited last year, and have a new myspace page, where you can find out about the band’s latest happenings.
Valentine recently put out a blog that their songs will be available for download via Amazon.com and I-Tunes, but they are not available as of yet. If you spot a copy of this CD, buy it, and give your significant other the ultimate Valentine!
1. Runnin’ On Luck Again
2. No Way
3. Tears in the Night
4. Too Much Is Never Enough
5. Never Said It Was Gonna Be Easy
6. Where Are You Now
7. Naughty Girl
8. Once In A Lifetime
11.You’ll Always Have Me
Hugo – Vocals
Neil Christopher – Drums
Adam Holland – Guitars
Graig Pullman – Keyboards
Gerard Zappa – Bass
The ass kickers from Sweden known as Badmouth have opened their first official merchandise store. You can visit http://www.deaf-dumb.com/badmouth/ to get your hands on such merchandise as T-shirts and hoodies with more goodies to be added.
Also Bruce Dickinson will be spinning the band’s “Pedal To the Metal” on his radio show today with guests Glen Tipton and Rob Halford of Judas Priest. You can check out the show at http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/bruce_dickinson/
Today is the day when the next chapter of the White Flame saga begins with the release of the first single off their new album. The massively attacking song “Tall Thin In” continues in classic WF tradition with it’s raunchy guitar riffs and witty texts wrapped in a tight package of energetic Rock&Roll.
Vince is thrilled to be back on the scene as is eager to let people hear the new tune. “For me Tall Thin In is just the perfect song to put out as the first single. It has everything we are good at. The mean groove and those wicked harmonies and a good message to back it up.”
You can listen to Tall Thin In on White Flame MySpace!
Vince wished to take this time to talk about the upcoming album titled Tourbus Diaries. “It’s a road album. Many of the songs were written while we’ve been touring and there are songs that tell stories of how we as a band see life on the road. Some tell happier stories, while others expose the raw truth of the hell You experience out there.”
Tourbus Diaries will be out on the 27th of March across Europe. The album will contain songs like Dancing With Her Sister, Frontrow Girl, Certainly Something, (No) Frosen Angels (duet with Matthau Mikojan) and of course the new single “Tall Thin In”.
John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes are two icons of british Rock Music. Their pedigree speaks for themselves with a career spent in such bands are King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Buggles, yes and of course ASIA, the supergroup the two of them founded in 1981.
After several years when the two went their separate ways, the couple rejoined in the year 2002 and soon gave birth to the ICON project with the release of the self-titled debut album. Hailed by fans and critics as their best work in years, John and Geoff released a sophomore album entitled “Rubicon”, before putting together again the original ASIA lineup for a brand new record “Phoenix” released in 2008.
“3” is Wetton/Downes Icon brand new album. A record where the power of Geoff Downes’ keyboards and John Wetton’s jaw-dropping voice and stellar bass playing are enhanced by compelling guitar virtuoso Dave Kilminster, fresh from successful tours with Roger Waters and Keith Emerson. Former ELO Cellist Hugh McDowell, whose unique sound has helped frame all three iCon studio releases, is once again involved. Rounding out the band is Pete Riley, considered one of the “best drummers in the world”, whose work with Keith Emerson, Kilminster and extensive live and session work shows an extraordinary breadth and depth of style.
Special guests: renowned harpist Andreas Wolleweider and Anne Marie Helder (Karnataka, Mostly Autumn) dueting on vocals with John Wetton.
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Since reuniting in January 07’ to perform a benefit concert, Great White has moved forward with the successful release in the summer of the same year of their return album “Back to the Rhythm”, a record which was hailed by critics and fans as a return to the heydays of the band. After a world tour that celebrated the first 25 years of Great White and that brought them for 14 concerts to Europe, bass player Sean McNabb opted out and was replaced by Scott Snyder (ex Ramos, Accomplice).
The band (which of course includes long-time members by Jack Russell, Michael Lardie, Audie Desbrow and Mark Kendall) went back to the studio and produced the brand new album “Rising”, once again a tribute to the Great White root sound with Rock, Blues and strong melodic elements.
The Southern California blues Hard Rock band first took a bite out of the rock scene in 1984 and since then has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of over six million records. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and earned a double platinum certification for the album “…Twice Shy”. The late 80’s were boom years for the band, marked by non-stop touring with some of the biggest bands of the era and playing also in Europe and Japan. Great White recorded two more albums for Capitol — “Hooked”, which was certified gold and “Psycho City”.
The album includes an exclusive bonus track for Europe “Let’s Spend the Night Together”.
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AC/DC take their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour to Europe. Dates begin on February 18 in Oslo and conclude in Glasgow on June 30 (see below for full itinerary). AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and garnering raves from critics along the way. The Dallas Morning News raved “This is real rock n roll,” while The Boston Globe exclaimed “AC/DC is the greatest band ever.”
The Black Ice World Tour was given the ‘Major Tour of the Year’ award at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles on January 30th at Nokia Theatre.
Released globally on October 20, 2008, Black Ice was recently certified Double Platinum in the U.S. Black Ice is AC/DC’s first new album in over eight years and it’s evident the band is still an incredible force in rock.
Black Ice made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records’ biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March of 1991). Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eight countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. Additionally Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, UK, Argentina, Singapore and New Zealand) and Gold status in four countries (Netherland, Spain, Poland and Brazil). With over 6.5 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalog sold this year, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008. In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and www.acdc.com.
Black Ice World Tour Dates
February 18 Oslo, NO Telenor Arena
February 20 Stockholm, SE The Globe
February 22 Stockholm, SE The Globe
February 25 Paris, FR Bercy
February 27 Paris, FR Bercy
March 1 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
March 3 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
March 5 Leipzig, DE Halle 1
March 7 Dusseldorf, DE ISS Dome
March 9 Oberhausen, DE Kopi Arena
March 11 Bremen , DE AWD Dome
March 13 Rotterdam, NL Ahoy
March 15 Dortmund, DE Westfallenhalle
March 17 Prague 02 Arena
March 19 Milan, IT Datch Forum
March 21 Milan, IT Datch Forum
March 23 Budapest, HU Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
March 25 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle
March 27 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
March 29 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
March 31 Barcelona, ES Sant Jordi
April 2 Madrid, ES Palacio de los Deportes
April 14 London, UK 02 Arena
April 16 London, UK 02 Arena
April 18 Dublin, IE 02 Arena
April 21 Manchester, UK MEN
April 23 Birmingham, UK NEC
May 13 Leipzig, DE Zentralstadium
May 15 Munich, DE Olympic Stadium
May 17 Gelsenkirchen, DE Veltins Arena
May 19 Cologne, DE Stadion
May 22 Hockenheimring, DE Formula 1 Racing Track
May 24 Vienna, AU Ernst-Happel Stadium
May 26 Belgrade, SRB Partizan Stadium
May 28 Athens, GR Olympic Stadium
June 3 Lisbon, POR Alvalade Stadium
June 5 Madrid, SP Madrid Vicente Calderon
June 7 Barcelona, SP Estadi Olympic
June 9 Marseille, FR Stadt Velodrome
June 12 Paris, FR Stadt de France
June 15 Oslo, NO Valle Hovin
June 17 Helsinki, FI Olympic Stadium
June 19 Copenhagen, DE Parken
June 21 Gothenburg, SW Ullevi Stadium
June 23 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena
June 26 London, UK Wembley Stadium
June 28 Dublin, IR Punchestown Racetrack
June 30 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park