In preparation for the upcoming festivities, the user-generated website Rock Immortal has been launched to give rock enthusiasts a closer look at the 2009 inductees, as well as the opportunity to post your own fan messages, photos and videos for the inductees and other fans to view. This year promises to be packed full of rockin’ events and special concerts starting Thursday, March 26th and going until Saturday, April 4th.
You can find a full list of events taking place as we gear up for this exciting week in rock history at http://www.rockimmortal.com.
Airbourne’s Debut CD is quickly becoming the Holy Grail of Hard Rock CD’s. The last time I saw one of these CD’s hit Ebay was in May of 2008. Another copy of “Ready to Rock” showed up once more. It appears to have been a legit copy, and not a facsimile of the original disc.
This have been a highly coveted CD for me for quite some time. Yes, you can find the files on the web and through torrents, but I would like to find a real copy of this disc.
Some lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) winner in Poughkeepsie, New York spent a whopping $317.56 + 4.95 shipping. That is a crazy $40.31 per song.
As badly as I would like to buy this CD, there is no way I could drop $320.00 for one CD.
I am still hoping that Airbourne will reissue this some day.
European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing … more dates in the U.S. and Canada! We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we’ll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in ’08 and early ’09 and we are so ready to do it again!
Tickets go on sale either April 4 or April 11 – please see dates below and keep watching here for more information about on sale times and support acts. Met Clubbers, check http://www.metclub.com for more info on pre-sales.
So here’s how the rest of our 2009 looks:
September 14 Nashville, TN Sommet Center on sale April 4
September 15 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena on sale April 4
September 17 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse on sale April 11
September 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre on sale April 4
September 28 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center on sale April 4
September 29 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center on sale April 4
October 1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center on sale April 4
October 3 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum on sale April 4
October 4 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena on sale April 4
October 12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre on sale April 4
October 13 Minneapolis, MN Target Center on sale April 4
October 15 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena on sale April 4
October 17 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena on sale April 11
October 18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcats Arena on sale April 4
October 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre on sale April 4
October 29 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place on sale April 4
October 31 Quebec City, QC Colisee Pepsi on sale April 4
November 9 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena on sale April 4
November 10 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena on sale April 4
November 12 Albany, NY Times Union Center on sale April 4
November 14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden on sale April 11
December 5 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay on sale April 4
December 7 Boise, ID Idaho Center on sale April 4
December 8 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena on sale April 4
December 10 Anaheim, CA Honda Center on sale April 11
December 12 San Jose, CA HP Pavillion on sale April 4
The Answer has returned with their sophomore effort “Everyday Demons”. If you are a regular visitor to Hard Rock Hideout, you have read my prattling about these awesome Irish Rockers for a while now. I have been extremely excited to hear this album, and after a couple of spins, I couldn’t be more overjoyed.
“Everyday Demons” is The Answer’s full length debut in the United States. As good as The Answer’s first album “Rise” was, I believe “Everyday Demons” has managed to top The Answer’s European debut.
I love it when a band brings their “A” game to the studio. You can tell that The Answer put a lot of heart into this disc.
I had the pleasure of hearing some of these songs prior to receiving a copy of the CD. “On and On” first showed up on Yahoo Music last month, and I loved this track on the first play. Getting to hear it on a real stereo system, gives me a whole new appreciation for the song. It just explodes out of the speakers just a like a stadium anthem should.
“On and On” isn’t the lone highlight on this disc. There are in fact many great songs to absorb.
“Demon Eyes” is a killer opening track with monster riffs that will get your blood pumping quickly. This song sets the stage for “Everyday Demons”.
“Too Far Gone” sees The Answer channeling their inner Zeppelin. James Heatley’s drums just explode on this track. The Zeppelinesque riff blended with Neeson’s howling vocals really drive this song home. Awesome!
After three upbeat rockers, The Answer drops the tempo down on the song “Cry Out”. This song is not one of my favorites on this disc. I just can’t seem to get into the riff on this song. It isn’t bad, but after the first three tunes, this one falls flat for me.
On the other hand, the song “Why’d You Change Your Mind” is much more to my liking. The music on this tunes oscillates between a moody low tempo number and explodes into an upbeat rocker, before heading back to its original slow pace. This is a cool tune that takes a few listens to fully appreciate.
“Pride” ought to be released as a single off of Everyday Demons. Cormac Neeson’s voice soars on this tune. This one has hit written all over it.
“Walkin’ Mat” is another tune that sees The Answer tap into their inner Zeppelin. You can’t deny the influence on this song, but it doesn’t come out sounding like a rip off aka Kingdom Come either. This is another song that I could hear getting some airplay before long. Good Stuff!
“Tonight” is the type of tune that you want to roll your car windows down and crank up loud. This song has a Thin Lizzy like vibe to it, but is a very happy, upbeat song.
“Dead of the Night” is one of my favorite tunes off “Everyday Demons”. This song is very catchy and gets in your head. This is another hit worthy tune.
“Comfort Zone” is another low to mid tempo song that needs a few listens to grow on you. I like the chorus on this tune, but it seems like it takes a while to get going.
“Evil Man” is the third song on Everyday Demons that has a Led Zeppelin like sound about it. This is a rocking tune that Paul Mahon and Mickey Waters take advantage of with their heavy riffs.
If you haven’t listened to The Answer before, “Everyday Demons” is a great place to start. If you are a fan of classic 70’s hard rock, you will enjoy this disc. The Answer has delivered another impressive release in 2009. Grab it!
Rating: Out of 10
- Demon Eyes
- Too Far Gone
- On and On
- Cry Out
- Why’d You Change Your Mind
- Walkin’ Mat
- Dead of the Night
- Comfort Zone
- Evil Man
The Answer is:
Cormac Neeson – Vocals
Paul Mahon – Guitar
Micky Waters – Bass Guitar
James Heatley – Drums