RELEASE DATE IS JUNE 30 2009 (EUROPE JUNE 29)
4th July – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Filmed by 10 cameras
Motor City Mayhem features guest appearances from Derek St Holmes, John Bee Bandanjek from the Detroit Wheels and Ted’s original guitar teacher Joe Podorsek.
The Track Listing is as follows:
1) Ted Nugent Intro
2) Star Spangled Banner
3) Motor City Madhouse
4) Wango Tango
5) Free For All
7) Dog Eat Dog
8) Need You Bad
9) Weekend Warrior
10) Love Grenade
11) Honky Tonk
12) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
13) Bo Diddley / Lay With Me
14) Baby Please Don’t Go
15) Geronimo And Me
16) Jenny Take A Ride
17) Soul Man
18) Hey Baby
19) Cat Scratch Fever
21) Great White Buffalo
22) Fred Bear
Vancouver, Canada’s THE VEER UNION have just released their major label debut, Against The Grain, on Universal/Motown Records. The album features the guitar-driven single, “Seasons,” which is already making headway on Modern and Active Rock radio. Recorded by Greg Archilla (Collective Soul, Matchbox 20, Buckcherry) with a couple tracks produced by Brian Howes (Hinder, Hedley, Daughtry, Rev Theory), the collection is packed with arena-sized vocal hooks around every corner. The entire album is streaming on their Ultimate-Guitar profile page for one week only. In support of the release, the band has joined forces with Hinder and Theory Of A Deadman for a tour around the continental US.
Make sure to check out THE VEER UNION all Spring and Summer and pick up your copy of their new album, Against The Grain, in stores now!
ALBUM LISTENING PARTY: http://artists.ultimate-guitar.com/theveerunion/
As announced earlier this week Artillery, one of the best thrash metal bands around, returns with a brand new studio album. New material entitled “When Death Comes” will be their first studio release since the 1999’s album “B.A.C.K”! And today you can hear two preview tracks (“When Death Comes” and “10.000 Devils”) on MMP’s profile on Myspace:
Denmark’s Artillery is one of Europe’s earliest exponents of thrash metal and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming Rønsdorf serving as highlights. Due to Artillery’s demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the band’s first three studio albums, “Fear of Tomorrow”, “Terror Squad” and “By Inheritance”, all assumed the status of classics in the thrash genre. However, due to lack of support from labels and internal band disputes, Artillery never really achieved their big breakthrough and thus split up in 1991. In late 1999, Artillery reunited and released the critically acclaimed album “B.A.C.K.”, but they never really took off as a band again. A few live appearances came in the wake of the release, only to be followed by silence. However, in 2008 the classic core of Artillery, consisting of Morten and Michael Stützer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist Søren Adamsen, who provided the band with a rejuvenated energy and a musical prowess that was soon witnessed on the live DVD “One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash”, containing updated versions of classic material.
A new chapter in the life of Artillery has now begun with their brand new studio album, “When Death Comes”, which contains 10 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendour. New material was recorded between March and April 2009 at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer. The band will promote the new album on a massive tour, which will be confirmed soon.
In 2009, there are so many classic hard rock acts on tour, it is hard to believe.
If you would have told me that AC/DC, Aerosmith, KISS, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper and Whitesnake would all be on tour in the same year, last year I probably would have doubted it. 2009, has started to look like 1987 from the concert perspective.
With the astronomical ticket prices this year for some of these shows, it saddens me that I will miss some of these acts perform. I am wondering if it will be the last hoorah for some of these bands playing this year.
So many of our favorite singers are aging, and one has to wonder how many of these bands will keep performing.
Here is a quick look at the ages of the singers of some of the bands that are on tour (or soon will be):
Ronnie James Dio – 66
Steven Tyler – 61
Brian Johnson – 61
Alice Cooper – 61
David Coverdale – 57
Rob Halford – 57
Paul Stanley – 57
Joe Elliott – 49
Vince Neil – 48
Three of the biggest bands of all time, Black Sabbath (or Heaven & Hell if you prefer), Aerosmith and AC/DC have singers in their 60’s. How much longer can we expect these bands to keep touring and releasing new music?
Amazingly, Ronnie James Dio who is approaching his 67th birthday, is still in fine vocal form. Brian Johnson from AC/DC sounded great when I saw him perform a few months ago. I guess I wont find out how Steve Tyler sounds this year. The $140 per ticket for Aerosmith is too steep of an admission for this hard rock fan.
With some of the older front men in hard rock, if you want to see these bands perform, you have to do it now. While none of these bands have called their shows their farewell tours (and we would laugh if KISS did), next year may be too late to catch these bands play live.
Get out and support your favorite bands if you can afford it, you may not get another chance!