Alice Cooper is hitting the road again. Many, many more shows to be announced. Below are some NEW dates for the U.S. part of the tour.
DATE CITY VENUE
May 16 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
June 14 St Petersburg, Russia SCC Arena
June 16 Rostov-On-Dom, Russia Red Army Stadium
June 18 Ekaterinburg, Russia Sport Palace
June 20 Novosibirsk, Russia Hippodrom
June 21 Khabarovsk, Russia Platinum Arena
June 24 Vladivostok, Russia Avangard Stadium
June 26 Krasnoyarsk, Russia Central Stadium
June 28 Moscow, Russia SK Olimpysky
(These shows are with THE SCORPIONS, The Rasmus, and Kingdom Come)
August 1 Columbus, OH State Fair
August 2 Toledo, OH Centennial Terrace
August 4 Clearfield, PA County Fair
August 6 Wausau, WI Wisconsin Valley Fair
August 7 Kansas City, MO Ameristar Casino
August 8 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fair
August 9 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
August 11 Jackson, MI County Fair
August 13 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Empire Fair
MANY, many more shows to be announced for July through December 2009!!!
There will be a music theme park on South Carolina’s coast this summer, but it won’t bear the Hard Rock name.
FPI MB Entertainment said Thursday that the 55-acre park it purchased out of bankruptcy earlier this year will reopen Memorial Day weekend as Freestyle Music Park.
FPI MBE bought the park out of bankruptcy for $25 million. Last month, a federal bankruptcy judge refused to finalize the sale, saying its original founders retain rights to some of the original creative touches.
The $400 million park opened last year and is the single largest tourism investment in South Carolina history. It closed in September when owner HRP Myrtle Beach Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection.
Save money, live better? Sort of. Wal-Mart raised prices for downloading MP3 songs, but they’re still cheaper than Apple’s iTunes and Amazon.com
You’ll now pay $1.24, 94 cents and 64 cents for downloads from the giant retailer, up from 74 cents and 94 cents. As is the case with iTunes and Amazon.com, the songs are not hindered by digital rights management (DRM) restrictions, meaning it’s legal to download songs to a variety of MP3 players and PCs.
All three companies said they have been forced to increase MP3 song downloads following pressure from Sony, Universal Music Group, Warner Music, EMI and Disney.
Wal-Mart’s strategy also means that it can now get a bigger slice of the MP3 song market, but at the same time effectively compete with iTunes and Amazon.com by offering lower prices.
On Tuesday, Apple upped prices for songs to $1.29, 99 cents and 69 cents, up from 99 cents for all songs. Of course, the most expensive tunes command the top price, while obscure songs from the virtual bargain bin are considerably cheaper.
Not to be left out, Amazon.com followed suit and hiked its prices in three tiers: $1.29, 89 cents and 69 cents.
iTunes’ price tiers seem straightforward—you’ll pay $1.29 for bestselling songs. Amazon.com’s are a mix and match—most best-sellers, including the No.1 song, are 99 cents, but further down the chart the price increases to $1.29 for some songs. Wal-Mart’s pricing tier is also confusing—its top 15 songs are 94 cents save for the No. 5 song by Kelly Clarkson, at $1.24.
Duff McKagan’s Loaded have just released Sick and to celebrate, the band and Hard Rock Hideout is giving one lucky winner a brand new axe from the folks at ESP Guitars!
Featuring the former Guns N’ Roses and current Velvet Revolver bassist on guitar and vocals, Loaded play the kind of straight-forward hard rock that the current musical scene has been starving for.
Click on the image below to enter the contest! Good Luck!!
This contest ends on May 15th, 2009!
Frontiers Records is delighted to announce the European release of THE LOU GRAMM BAND Self Titled album on June 5th 2009!
Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Lou Gramm can be heard each and every day, all over the world, on radio, ipods, CD players, television commercials, music videos, and of course… jukeboxes. Gramm – the former lead vocalist and co-writer of the multi-platinum band Foreigner – has become the voice of a generation. Among the most distinctive and powerful voices to emerge from Rock and Top 40 radio, Lou Gramm is also a successful solo artist in his own right and remains one of the most recognizable performers in music today.
Lou Gramm, the vocalist on 20 Top 40 singles, which continue to drive sales of nearly 80 million albums worldwide, exploded onto the international music scene with Foreigner on the chart topper, “Feels Like The First Time” in 1977. The stats are impressive: eight Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five Top 5 Albums on the Billboard Album chart in the U.S. alone plus a solid history of chart entries in several European territories and Japan ! Lou Gramm is in a class by himself.
Now, nearly three decades after the debut of Foreigner and chart-topping success as a solo artist, Lou Gramm returns with The Lou Gramm Band, a powerful new CD featuring his own unique brand of Rock’n Roll. “The feeling is wonderful and liberating, to be able to once again record an album of songs that I really care about, with my brothers and my friends making up the band” says Lou. The Band is formed by Gramm’s brothers Ben and Richard on drums and bass respectively with Andy Knoll on keyboards and Don Mancuso on guitars.
“I’ve always tried to be down to earth lyrically and write songs through experience and with emotion” continues Lou, “Musically, I am really fortunate enough to have creative and expressive musicians around me. When I hear a guitar or keyboard riff from my brother Richard, Don or Andy, a story begins to form lyrically and melodically and the band and I work these ideas. Sometimes very painstakingly, until we have the bare bones of something that we can be proud of ”.
The Lou Gramm Band album will include the following tracklisting:
Baptized By Fire; Made To Be Broken; Willing To Forgive; That’s The Way God Planned It; (I Just Wanna) Testify; So Great; Redeemer; Single Vision; Rattle Yer Bones; You Saved Me; It’s Not Too Late (Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe).
Whether they are rocking out on classics like “Hot Blooded” or “Jukebox Hero”, rolling out a new extended groove on Gramm’s massive solo hit, “Midnight Blue,” or bringing to life “So Great” and “Baptized By Fire” from their new self titled CD, Lou and his band have been pleasing enthusiastic audiences with a show that captures the essence of Gramm’s talent “We would love to tour Europe and the rest of the world playing both new songs and select songs from my thirty year career” concludes Lou, who in the meanwhile gives an appointment to his European fans on June 5th in all the finest record shops for the release of the LOU GRAMM BAND album !
TESLA have announced the Summer European Tour dates in support of the release of their successful come back album “Forever More”
June 11 Belfast, UK – Spring & Airbrake
June 13 Dublin, Eire – O2 (Classic Rock Festival)*
June 14 Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 15 Newcastle, UK – Academy
June 17 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
June 18 London, UK – Islington Academy
June 20 Paris, France – La Boule Noir
June 21 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 23 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
June 24 Madrid, Spain – Heineken
June 26 Zaragoza, Spain – Metalway Festival
June 27 Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head/Milan, Italy – Gods of Metal Festival**
June 30 Bochum, Germany – Matrix
July 01 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
July 07 Aschaffenberg, Germany – ColosSaal
July 08 Munich, Germany – Metropolis
July 10 Kerkade, Holland – Rocktemple
July 11 Zoetermeer, Holland – Boerderij
July 12 Bospop Festival, Holland
* With Whitesnake, Journey and Def Leppard
** Two shows in one day
Last night American Idol again wasted the time of millions of viewers (self included) as we waited to see who got the boot off of the show. The entertainment was Frankie Avalon, Kellie Pickler and Flo Rida. Now how these three musical artists have anything in common is beyond me, but this certainly seemed like an off the wall mixture of music. Rapper Flo Rida performed an absolutely torrid version of the Dead or Alive classic, “You Spin Me Right Round”. How in the hell this song is in the top 10 in the pop charts is beyond me? While this song isn’t an exact remake, in my ears, the live version was terrible.
This song has been covered by many artists, and almost all of them have been better than this. How on earth do people listen to this stuff?
I am not a fan of this reformulated rap music at all. I guess in a certain sense, musical artists have been sampling songs like this for a long time. Kid Rock is one of the biggest offenders of this as of late, but at least his music is somewhat listenable.
Gemini Five and Dope have also remade this song. I will take their covers over the Flo Rida version any day of the week. Listen for yourself below!