Rock Gone Wild, Americas newest and most diverse rock festival, announces seven new additions to its already impressive line-up. Modern rockers Saving Abel will share the stage with 80’s rock legends Dokken, LA Guns (featuring Phil Lewis), Black N Blue and the chainsaw wielding, whiskey soaked rockers from Jackyl. Sinners Sunday wouldnt be complete without an appearance from California based metal gods Armored Saint and the bad boys of the South, Texas Hippie Coalition. Rock Gone Wild is scheduled to take place August 20-23 at the Freedom Park Festival Grounds in Algona, Iowa. Tickets are available now at http://www.rockgonewild.com or by calling 1-888-677-8877. If you want to go wild this summer, Rock Gone Wild is the place to be.
With over 40 bands on two stages and campground parties going all night long, even the most insatiable rock appetite will be satisfied. Festival organizers are very excited about bringing Rock Gone Wild to the state of Iowa, and making Algona the vacation destination for rock fans across the country. Rock Gone Wild fans are able to purchase tickets at all three price levels: Platinum, VIP and General Admission. Platinum ticket holders are allowed exclusive access to the Sinners Lounge. The Sinners Lounge features buffet style lunch, dinner and nightly snacks, liquor and beer, soft drinks and water – all to enjoy in an air-conditioned tent. The Sinners Lounge is the perfect all-inclusive nightclub setting for all rock fans. Platinum ticket holders sit in the first ten rows. Only a few tickets remain at this price level. VIP ticket holders also get special Rock Gone Wild privileges.
These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30; enjoy buffet style lunch, dinner and late night snacks, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents. General Admission tickets are also available for open festival seating. For a limited time purchase three 4-day General Admission tickets and get three additional General Admission tickets free. To purchase tickets, please visit tickets.rockgonewild.com. Some of the previously announced bands performing at Rock Gone Wild 2009 include: Puddle of Mudd, Lita Ford, Saliva , Saxon, Candlebox, Warrant, Skid Row , Great White, Kix , Eve 6, Saigon Kick, Tantric, Tyketto, Hardcore Superstar, Dangerous Toys and Helix. Please check http://www.rockgonewild.com for a complete list of bands. Rock Gone Wild will be announcing more bands in the upcoming weeks. Visit http://www.rockgonewild.com for future band announcements.
Rock Gone Wild will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa.
******* IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL ROCK. *******
Metal kingpins Disturbed have released a new iPhone app. This latest apple interface allows you to keep in constant contact with the band through up to the minute feeds of the latest news and direct updates from the band. The new application is compatible with the iPhone and the iPod touch and will allow users to interact directly with live features available on Disturbed1.com.
Disturbed have also just uploaded their live set from the March 21st Waterloo, IA show onto their official bootleg site. During the rest of the tour check back on site to see when other shows are released. Every single show on the 38-city, nine-week trek will be available for purchase to the fans. The download package includes the entire show in 256K, DRM-free MP3 format, exclusive photographs from the show, exclusive artwork, and the full set-list — all for just $9.99. The Official Bootlegs Series gives Disturbed fans the chance to own audio not only of the shows they attend, but also of the shows they cannot attend, and collect the whole series.
Disturbed’s latest studio album Indestructible is now available in stores and at all digital markets.
DIRECT iPhone APP LINK: http://ax.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/browserRedirect?url=itms%253A%252F%252Fax.itunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewArtist%253Fid%253D310125360
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG SITE: http://bootlegs.disturbed1.com/
With their debut album they recently reached #36 in the official charts of their home country Sweden. Now it´s time to bring this fantastic new band to all of you! We´re talking about MANIMAL. Sweden´s new force delivers great melodic metal, with up-to-date sound and slightly progressive influences – not to forget: a lot of individuality. MANIMAL´s “The Darkest Room” will be released in June. Stay tuned for further news. A first teaser can be found here: www.myspace.com/manimalsweden
Global Music are proud to announce live dates for Almighty vocalist, Ricky Warwick, in support of his up-coming solo album, Belfast Confetti.
Confirmed UK dates are as follows:
Tues 23rd Concorde 2, Brighton, England
Wed 24th Fibbers, York, England
Thurs 25th Academy 3, Manchester, England
Sat 27th Classic Grand, Glasgow, Scotland
Sun 28th Academy 2, Newcastle, Engalnd
Mon 29th Academy 3, Birmingham, England
Tue 30th Academy 3, Sheffield, England
Wed 1st Underworld, London, England
*The above dates are co-headliner shows with Eddie Spaghetti from the Supersuckers
Rick Warwicks, Belfast Confetti, is due for release on April 27th 2009
A family of dolphins has been living on a prayer for months in two New Jersey rivers — and now the sixth of them has floated belly-up outside Jon Bovi’s house.
It was the third to surface in the past two weeks, of an original family of 16 that spent several months in the cold waters of the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.
It turned up outside the Jersey rocker’s Middletown home in the Navesink.
Live DVD, Regional Touring Dates and More On Tap
This summer, Omaha-based hard rock band Cold Steel goes “Underage & Over The Top” with a blitz of live performances across the Midwest and on the internet.
The ambitious schedule kicks off in a new setting for Cold Steel as they will perform an acoustic set at Hot Topic inside the Mall of the Bluffs located in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 24th from 6-7pm. The following week , May 2nd, at the band’s home stage, Club Roxbury in Omaha, Cold Steel will headline a bill that includes Indecision (Omaha) and Easteighteen (Cedar Falls, IA). Cold Steel’s set will be documented by a 4-camera video shoot to be compiled for a full-length DVD release this summer.
Matt DiBaise, lead guitarist for the band, said, “We’re really looking forward to hitting the road and promoting our CD this summer. The college radio support has been great for us in many of the cities we’re scheduled to play, so we hope we’ll see some of our new friends at our out of town shows.”
Future dates this summer include EDGEFest ’09, sponsored by KBVU-FM in Storm Lake, Iowa, back-to-back shows in Denver and stops in Wichita, Kansas City and more as the band criss-crosses the region in support of their debut CD.
Currently receiving airplay on over 100 college radio stations nationwide, Cold Steel is also ranked 7th among over more than 3,400 bands nationwide in “Buzz Factor” in the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands to appear on the Warped Tour in either Kansas City, St. Louis or Denver this year.
The band’s video for “Stuck” continues to receive recognition after being featured nationally by Fuse On Demand which saw the unsigned band receive over 4,200 requests for “Stuck”.
Connecticut hard rocker Joetown will be the guest on this Saturday’s “Hard Rock Nights” on ClassX. Joe joins JT to talk about his latest independent release, Pills and Ammo, and what the future holds for the band.
Often considered one of rock’s best kept secrets, Joetown has had enough of hearing this so-called compliment, and aims to do everything in his power to shed this tag with Pills and Ammo. “I’m tired of being called rocks best kept secret. With that said, I’m guilty of hibernating in the studio and being so consumed that I overlook too much of the business side of my career. I’ve assembled a great team of seasoned professionals that believe in the music, believe that I retain control of my art, and see their role and goal as making me a secret no more.” As evidenced by the raw and rocking Pills and Ammo it will be impossible to keep Joetown under wraps much longer.
Join JT as he chats with Joetown on “Hard Rock Nights” this Saturday night, April 25 at 9 pm EDT on classxradio.com. For more information on Joetown, visit joetown.com. For more information on “Hard Rock Nights,” visit hardrocknights.wordpress.com or myspace.com/jtshardrockradio.
Les Claypool will take over the northern hemisphere on his summer tour starting May 26th in Charlotte, NC. This is the 2nd leg of his year-long tour in support of his critically acclaimed latest masterpiece OF FUNGI AND FOE out now on Prawn Song Records.
Special collectors’ addition of “OF FUNGI AND FOE” will come out on vinyl May 12th. This is a MUST HAVE for all Les Claypool fans. This is a limited run so go to www.clubbastardo.com and get your copy~
OF FUNGI AND FOE is the expansion of material Claypool has recorded over the past few years for the video game “Mushroom Men” and the motion picture “Pig Hunt”. Being inspired by these 2 projects Claypool decided to keep creating and turn it into an album. The song Mushroom Men on this release is a more in depth version of the theme song from the video game. Additionally a jam session with Gogol Bordello’s charismatic front-man Eugene Hutz turned into the track “Bite Out Of Life”. The band is comprised of Les Claypool on bass/vocals, Paulo Baldi on Drums (Cake), Mike Dillon on Percussion (Ani Difranco), and Sam Bass on Cello (Deadweight).
LES CLAYPOOL SUMMER TOUR DATES:
23 Chilicothe, IL Summer Camp
24 Thornville, OH Hookahville
26 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
27 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
28 Hilton Head, SC Shoreline Ballroom
30 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater w/ Matisyahu
31 Orlando, FL House of Blues w/ Matisyahu
1 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing w/ Matisyahu
2 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle w/ Matisyahu
4 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall w/ Matisyahu
5 Ozark, AR Wakarusa
7 Dallas, TX The Palladium w/ Matisyahu
8 Houston, TX House of Blues w/ Matisyahu
9 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall w/ Matisyahu
11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
12 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
13 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre
19 Sacramento, CA The Grove @ Radisson Hotel
20 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
21 Medford, OR Britt Pavilion
23 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
25 Vancouver, BC Commodore
27 Edmonton, AB Event Center
28 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
30 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings
1 Fargo, ND The Venue
4 Rothbury, MI Rothbury
5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
6 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
7 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater
9 Norfolk, VA Norva
10 Masontown, WV All Good Fest
11 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
17 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
Aussie rockers Koritni are back with their follow up disc to 2007’s excellent debut, “Lady Luck“.
On “Game of Fools” Koritni you will find some pretty rocking tunes powered by the excellent vocals of Lex Koritni.
The CD kicks off with the hard rocking, up tempo number “155”. I heard a clip of this song and bought the disc immediately. This song sets the stage for a bunch of cool rockers on “Game of Fools”.
The songs “Roll the Dice” and “By My Side” reminds me a lot of Buckcherry. I bet Josh Todd wishes he wrote these tunes. Both songs are better than a lot of the stuff on Black Butterfly.
“V8 Fantasy” is a song that seems to be tailor made for NASCAR. Ok, not really, but if the NASCAR execs hear this tune, they will probably want to use it. Some of the lyrics are:
“Drop the clutch and ride with me
A small block V8 fantasy
A torque ain’t cheap
With a 5 point 2 litre engine running hot
I tailgate slap it back to fourth
Hit the straight with a sling shot
The speed of lights just a gear away
Burning octane in my veins
A sideways slide always in control
People say that I’m insane
400 horses in my engine bay
Well I’ve got it made… yeah”
If this kick ass tune doesn’t pump you up, nothing else will. This is one of my favorite songs of 2009.
“You Vs. Me” breaks up the pace of this album but taking it down a couple of notches. It is the first mid-tempo tune on “Game of Fools”. This song could easily be a massive hit for Koritni. What an awesome tune!!
“Nobody’s Home” is a quick upbeat rocker that will have you breaking out the air guitar.
By all rights, “The Devil’s Daughter” ought to be a radio hit everywhere. Lex Koritni’s voice shines on this excellent album closer.
“Game of Fools” is no sophomore slump for Koritni. This is a solid hard rock album all the way through, and a worthy disc to add to your collection! I have been playing this CD for over three weeks now, and it seems to get better with every listen.
02. Stab In The Back
03. Roll The Dice
04. V8 Fantasy
05. You Vs Me
06. By My Side
08. Nobody’s Home
09. Game of Fools
10. Keep Me Breathing
11. Tornado Dreaming
12. Tornado Dreaming II
13. The Devil’s Daughter
Lex Koritni – Vocals
Eddy Santacreu – Guitars
Luke Cuerden – Guitars
Chris Brown – Drums
Matt Hunter – Bass