To celebrate the release of No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, Hard Rock Hideout and U2 are giving one lucky winner the chance to score the ultimate U2 prize pack! Jam packed with a limited edition artwork proof, long sleeve shirt, disposable camera, sunglasses, badge, keyring, mug and leather notebook all branded with the U2 logo, this package is the ultimate for any fan!
The contest will end on March 31st, so act now!
VIP Fan Experience Packages are available for the two Tokyo shows (04.08.09 & 04.15.09) – Take a tour of the stage area, get a sweet merchandise package along with a Tour Program book, and much more!
Click on a show below for details!
|Mon 03.02.09||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Tue 03.03.09||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Thu 03.05.09||Florianopolis, Brazil|
|Fri 03.06.09||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Sat 03.07.09||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Fri 03.20.09||Dubai, UAE|
|Wed 04.08.09||Tokyo, Japan|
|Thu 04.09.09||Nagoya, Japan|
|Fri 04.10.09||Hiroshima, Japan|
|Sun 04.12.09||Kanazawa, Japan|
|Mon 04.13.09||Osaka, Japan|
|Wed 04.15.09||Tokyo, Japan|
|Fri 05.01.09||Wroclaw, Poland|
|Sat 05.02.09||Ostrava, Czech Republic|
|Sun 05.03.09||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|Mon 05.04.09||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Sat 07.11.09||Lakselv, Norway|
|Mon 07.13.09||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Tue 07.14.09||Vasteras, Sweden|
|Wed 07.15.09||Goteborg, Sweden|
|Sat 07.18.09||Tampere, Finland|
|Mon 07.20.09||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Wed 07.22.09||Athens, Greece|
|Thu 07.23.09||Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Sat 07.25.09||Baalbeck, Lebanon|
|Tue 11.10.09||Manchester, England|
|Wed 11.11.09||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Fri 11.13.09||Birmingham, England|
|Sat 11.14.09||London, England|
Global Music is proud to announce the release of Therapy?’s upcoming album, Crooked Timber, on limited edition white vinyl, available from March 30th 2009.
In the 90’s Therapy? released a number of vinyl recordings themselves until they were told by various companies that ‘there wasn’t a market for it anymore’.
As avid music buyers themselves, Therapy? reminisce: “We still remember the thrill of buying vinyl, coloured punk singles, metal picture discs, noise bands on splattered vinyl. DR2 were prepared to release a vinyl version of ‘Crooked Timber’, so we jumped at the chance to give our fans something special to remember too.”
A final word of advice from front man, Andy: “Just don’t leave your copy in front of a radiator!”
Therapy? album, Crooked Timber is due out March 23rd 2009 and the limited edition white vinyl will be available from March 30th 2009.
Both are available to pre-order and receive on day of release via the Global Music Online Store: HERE!
The first video from the upcoming STATIC-X album, Cult of Static, has just premiered on the Headbanger’s Ball website. “Stingwray” features Tera Wray Static, the wife of frontman Wayne Static. Some of you might know Tera from her adult film days.
Cult of Static is Static-X’s sixth studio album and was produced by Static and John Travis (Social Distortion, Suicide Silence, Buckcherry). The album also features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine who adorns “Lunatic” with legendary guitar work. Fans who pick up the album on Amazon.com will be treated with Static-X’s version of the Mötley Crüe classic, “Looks That Kill” which was recorded during the same sessions.
I am not ashamed to admit that I have been a U2 fan over the years. The band has been chugging out quality rock since 1980.
The music and production on this CD is exactly what you would expect it to be, awesome as always. The Edge plays with this perfect guitar tone that is easily recognizable as U2 as soon as you hear it.
With that being said, I don’t think this is U2’s best effort. I wasn’t overly impressed with their first single, “Get On Your Boots”. The have done a lot better stuff that this. To me, this feels like a leftover track, from one of their past releases. As a whole, it seems that there are more filler tunes than hit worthy cuts on this disc.
There are however some stand out tracks. “Stand Up Comedy” has a Zeppelinish guitar riff, and is one of the more rocking cuts on the record. “Breathe” out to be the second single off of the record. This song screams hit, and probably will be before it is all said and done.
After a few more passes, this CD may grow on me more. Overall, I feel that this is a good but not great album from U2.
1. No Line On The Horizon
3. Moment Of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. FEZ-Being Born
9. White As Snow
11. Cedars Of Lebanon
Bono – Vocals and Guitar
The Edge – Guitars and Piano
Adam Clayton – Bass
Larry Mullen Jr. – Drums & Percussion
SEVEN MARY THREE, DAYS OF THE NEW and SPONGE are no longer part of this year’s South Texas Rock Fest, set to take place May 22-24, 2009 in downtown San Antonio, Texas at Hemisfair Park. Meanwhile, Russia’s ANJ has been added to the event.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
SNAKE SKIN PRISON
Ticket prices are as follows:
* One-day advance ticket for Friday or Saturday = $38.50
* One-day advance ticket for Sunday = $25.00
* Three-day advance admission ticket = $75.00 (camping is free with three-day admission — includes one-car parking in campsite sticker)
* One-day ticket at the gate Friday/ Saturday= $40.00
* One-day ticket at the gate Sunday = $25.00
* Three-day ticket at the gate = $80.00
* Three-day bleacher VIP Pass = $200.00
* Three-day lawn VIP Pass = $150.00
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/southtexasrockfest.
The reunited original lineup of the Swedish hard rock band ELECTRIC BOYS has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place June 3-6, 2009 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
The event’s organizers write in a press release: “ELECTRIC BOYS’ debut,’Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride’, was an unprecedented thing on the Swedish hard rock scene in 1989. The blend of heavy rock and funk, influenced by AEROSMITH as well as THE BEATLES , was quite different from both dominant subgenres at the time, hair metal and thrash. The following year, a somewhat different version of the album saw an international release, and the song ‘All Lips n’ Hips’ got noticed — well, internationally. After one more album, ‘Groovus Maximus’ (1992), guitarist Franco Santunione and drummer Niclas Sigewall jumped ship, but singer/guitarist Conny Bloom and bassist Andy Christell re-completed the band for the release of a third album, ‘Freewheelin”(1994). Sadly, the story ended there, and Conny and Andy rose to even greater fame with Finns HANOI ROCKS (RIP). Now, however, the long-anticipated ELECTRIC BOYS reunion is finally a reality — and with all the original members, no less. For the first time in fifteen years, classics like’All Lips n Hips’, ‘Mary in the Mystery World’ and ‘Get Nasty’ will make us succumb to involuntary outbursts of dancing!”
Sweden Rock Festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AMBERIAN DAWN (FIN)
AMON AMARTH (S)
AXIDENT AVENUE (N)
BLACK TOOTH (TUR)
BLAZE BAYLEY (UK)
CRUCIFIED BARBARA (S)
DREAM THEATER (USA)
ELECTRIC BOYS (S)
ERIC SARDINAS (USA)
FLOGGING MOLLY (IRL/USA)
GRAND MAGUS (S)
HEAVEN AND HELL (UK)
IN FLAMES (S)
JOHNNY WINTER BAND (USA)
JON OLIVA’S PAIN (USA)
LITA FORD (USA)
SEVENTH WONDER (S)
THE CHAIR (S/USA)
THE OUTLAWS (USA)
THE TUBES (USA)
TWISTED SISTER (USA)
URIAH HEEP (UK)
ZZ TOP (USA)
With the 35th Anniversary Edition of “Stormbringer” hitting the shelves in the UK, GTFM Rock Show presenter Andy Fox this week broadcast an interview with Glenn Hughes discussing his time in Purple and the recording of what was to be Ritchie Blackmore’s final album with the band for a number of years.
In forthright mood, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale and Blackmore are all subject to Hughes’ views in an eight minute chat that can now be streamed or downloaded from this link :-
The Danish monsters known as D.A.D. have released a new video for “You Won’t Change” from one of hardrockhideout.com album’s of the year “Monster Philosophy”. This album simply is a must have for any music collection.
The show opened with Safety Suit, and not knowing much about them I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but these boys from Nashville came ready to perform. When the show started the arena was far from full but Safety Suit played as though it was a packed house, and lead singer Doug Brown had great chemistry on stage. One of the highlights of this set was guitarist Dave Garofalo, who owned the stage with his high energy and skill on his instrument. Safety Suit played a five-song set that closed with one of their more popular songs Something I Said. I came to this show not really knowing anything about this group but I definitely left a fan.
After a brief intermission and set change, Hoobastank was ready to follow Safety Suit and keep the energetic vibes flowing. This set was a great surprise for me because I have been a fan of their music for a while and had no idea they would be performing. Lead singer Doug Robb’s ease on stage and witty banter (encouraging the crowd to procure their album any way possible, even if it meant taking a friends copy) instantly drew me in and my focus never had a chance to wander. Hoobastank performed several songs from their new album FOR(N)EVER, including So Close, So Far and the albums anthem My Turn. I always get a bit nervous when I know I am going to hear a huge hit and favorite song live but I was not disappointed when they closed the set with The Reason, if anything Robb’s strong vocals made me like the song that much more.
The excitement was running high through the crowd at this point in anticipation of Seether taking the stage, and it continued to build throughout their set. To say the front man of a hard rock band has a quiet demeanor is an oxymoron, but that is what intrigued me about lead singer Shaun Morgan. He stood in the middle of the stage rarely moving from his mic stand and hammered out hard core lyrics like the average person having a normal conversation. His presence is almost mesmerizing because performing seems to be second nature to him while the rest of the band fills the stage with energy. Seether performed many crowd favorites such as Rise Above This and Like Suicide, but I was utterly floored when Morgan took the stage to sing an acoustic version of Broken. His voice filled every corner of the arena with perfection and literally left me speechless. This duet with Amy Lee became one of Seether’s most recognizable hits but after hearing Morgan perform it alone on stage with just a guitar, I will never want to hear it any other way. Their hard core music had the crowd on their feet dancing in the isles but it is that beautiful rendition of Broken that I took away with me.
A collective applause rolled through the stands as the lights dimmed and the sound of a train signaled the arrival of 3 Doors Down. The five guys from Mississippi, standing tall above the crowd on silver risers, lit by a red screen, opened the show with The Champion in Me and moved right into Citizen Soldier without pause. Excited fans crowded the sides of the stage and every inch of the isles as 3 Doors Down delivered hit after hit, showing off the bands staying power in today’s difficult music industry. The set list included Be Like that, Loser¸ and Away from the Sun to name a few, and the stage boasted an oversized screen playing videos and special effects that never once distracted from the performance. Lead singer Brad Arnold didn’t allow for much down time as he let each song flow into the next but his vocals were on fire and didn’t waiver throughout the night. The band’s 60 minute set was highlighted with the right energy, the right lighting and the right combination of hard rock hits and some of the crowds’ favorite ballads. These guys crammed in as many songs as their time allowed and put on a show none of us would soon forget.
It is such a cliché to say “that was a great show” but Tuesday night at Broadbent Arena was just that, a great show. Each performance built upon the last to create an exciting concert that I would consider to be one of the best I have attended in a long time. I walked away with a renewed appreciation for some old favorites and a fan of some new music. This was my first time seeing each of these artists live and hopefully it will not be my last.
By Mindy Milburn