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!
Seventh Void Team Up With Static-X For Spring Tour
Classic hard rockers, SEVENTH VOID – featuring TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, along with bassist Hank Hell and guitarist Matt Brown – are set to join Los Angeles Industrial rockers – STATIC-X on the road this Spring. The band hits the road in support of their debut album- HEAVEN IS GONE, due out on April 21, 2009 on Big Vin Records, the label formed by drummer Vinnie Paul (HELLYEAH, DAMAGE PLAN, PANTERA).
“We’re excited about the upcoming dates with Static X,” says Johnny Kelly. “They did a bunch of shows with Type O Negative years ago and we’ve been friends since. They’re cool guys and we know it will be a great package for the fans.”
In celebration of their debut release, the band is offering their fans a chance to purchase a special, limited autographed copy of HEAVEN IS GONE if they pre-order at NewburyComics.com.
To pre-order the limited edition album from Seventh Void go here: http://www.newburycomics.com/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=103&upc=103-1210455N
Tour Dates with STATIC-X:
May 11 8:00, Expo Park, Great Falls, Montana
May 13 8:00, The Rock, Maplewood, Minnesota
May 14 8:00, Eagle’s Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 15 8:00, Piere’s, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
May 17 8:00, Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 19 8:00, Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 20 8:00, Webster Theater, Hartford, Connecticut
May 21 8:00, The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York
May 22 8:00, The Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 23 8:00, NorVa, Norfolk, Virginia
May 25 8:00, Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina
May 26 8:00, Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia
May 28 8:00, The Village, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 30 8:00, Dos Amigos, Odessa, Texas
For more information on SEVENTH VOID please visit:
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of JORN’s brand new studio album entitled “Spirit Black” on June 5th in Europe and July 14th in the USA.
Considered by many fans and critics as one of the finest voices in Hard Rock to arrive on the scene at the end of the 20th century, JORN is now ready to unleash upon the world yet another studio album entitled “Spirit Black”. “I have carried some of these ideas with me for quite some time” tells Lande, “Willy, Jimmy, Sid and myself have known each other since the 80′s, and some of the song ideas and demos from back then have now seen the light of day, and become an essential part of Spirit Black. When we were younger we usually never cared about what we did yesterday, only about the future, but the past can sometimes reveal hidden treasures and I discovered great potential in some of these song-ideas”. The result: “Spirit Black” is another slab of classic Hard Rock with 80’s Metal elements which will definitely please all those who loved his recent “Lonely Are The Brave”, released in June 2008.
A winning formula should not change, so Jorn has worked again with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark ensuring the right edge to the rich guitar and vocal sound that is now trademark to all Jorn releases. “The fans can expect a solid and defined record that will shake the classic metal world and hammer the future Jorn legacy in stone” says Jorn. “The sound of the album is like a crossover between “The Duke” and “Lonely Are The Brave”, and I feel that some of the songs on “Spirit Black” have the potential to become essential Hard Rock classics that will stand the test of time”.
orn Lande’s strong and diverse voice and solid songwriting skills have now become legendary in the Hard Rock world. In a career spanning over 30 albums releases and as frontman for Millennium, Ark and Masterplan, Jorn was recently featured on spectacular projects such as Tobias Sammet’s “Avantasia”, along with stars like Alice Cooper and Eric Singer (KISS), Rudolph Schenker (Scorpions), Bob Catley (Magnum) and in Arjen Lucassen’s recent concept album “Ayreon”.
“The musical style and direction is now more defined and less experimental. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel anymore, I just want to write good quality Hard Rock songs that people can relate to and identify with”, continues the Norwegian Viking, “As we entered into the new millennium, I realized and accepted that my strength as a singer was more classic rock oriented. If you buy a Jorn album today, you know what you will get. True classic Hard Rock music”.
Jorn is getting ready to tour the world at the end of summer 09 with his band formed by Jgor Gianola and Tore Moren on guitars, Nic Angileri on bass and Willy Bendiksen on drums.
“Spirit Black” final track listing includes:
Spirit Black, Below, Road of the Cross, The Last Revolution, City Inbetweeen, Rock And Roll Angel, Burn Your Flame, World Gone Mad, I Walk Alone, The Sun Goes Down (bonus track exclusively included in the first limited edition pressing in digipak)
And, as a perfect complement to the new release, Frontiers will finally give a domestic release in the USA to the JORN DVD “Live in America” on July14th, so far only available via import!
New York City’s very own SEX SLAVES return to their hometown stage with good friends, Satanicide, for a cataclysmic show at the Mercury Lounge on Friday, May 1, 2009. Billed as “Sex Slaves vs. Satanicide,” this show promises a mammoth battle between these two big-room acts
in the intimate setting of one of New York’s favorite venues.
Sex Slaves will be previewing brand new songs from their forthcoming album, Wasted Angel, (slated for a June 2009 release) as well as favorites from their well-known previous album “Bite Your Tongue.” The band is tight and loud, honed by hundreds of live shows from numerous tours of North America and Japan. With the songs and swagger to take the stage with any band in the land, a Sex Slaves concert is an epic event. See you there!
SEX SLAVES vs SATANICIDE
Friday, May 1st, 2009
217 E Houston Street
New York NY 10002
212 260 4700
doors at 9:00pm, Sex Slaves at 10:00 PM
tickets available at the Mercury Lounge box office,
or online at mercuryloungenyc.com
If you didn’t catch Violent Divine’s awesome debut disc you missed one of the better releases of 2006. I am happy to say “In Harm’s Way” carries on where the debut record left off. Much like the first disc, this CD has a bunch of songs that could be easily be radio singles.
If you aren’t completely hooked after hearing “Blackheart”, “Love is Divine”, “Happy Ever Afterlife” or “Vampire Empire” (my current favorites), there are plenty of other cool tunes on this disc to get you rocking. Violent Divine have mastered their sound which blends the big hooks of 80′s metal, and the modern guitar tones of today’s hard rock acts. With a sound this cool, Violent Divine are easily one of the best new bands on the scene today. With a little luck, this disc will bring Violent Divine a great deal of success.
If you like your rock hard and heavy, check out “In Harm’s Way”. If you are a fan of bands like Hard Core Superstar, and Skid Row, you have to check these guys out. I am enjoying this CD, and I think you will too.
1. Let Them Burn
4. Days of Sorrow
5. I Am
6. Love is Divine
7. End of Times
8. Master of Reality
9. Happy Ever Afterlife
10. Skin Deep
11. This Love
12. Vampire Empire
Violent Divine is:
Mike – Vocals
Q – Guitars
Klaus – Bass
Gus – Drums
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
MULTI-PLATINUM BAND HIT THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM, 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN, TO BE RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON FRIDAY, MAY 15TH, 2009
Reprise Records’ Grammy®Award winning rock band Green Day have announced that they will hit the road for their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years beginning July 3rd in Seattle, WA. The first leg of the tour will cross North America through the summer and finish up with two shows in Los Angeles on August 26th.
Green Day are touring in support of their long-awaited eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released globally by Reprise Records on Friday, May 15th, 2009. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording 21st Century Breakdown since early 2006 with producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins). The first single, “Know Your Enemy” was released to radio and digital retailers on April 16th.
Green Day recently performed 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety during a series of warm-up club shows for hometown fans in the Bay Area. In its review of a show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, Rolling Stone commented that the band, augmented by guitarists Jason White and Jeff Matika, and keyboardist Jason Freese, had the “Quadrophenia-like hang of 21st Century Breakdown’s classic rock melodies and lifetime-punk drive down solid” and that the album is “rock opera in which the rock always comes first.” “21st Century Breakdown is Green Day’s best album,” the reviewer concluded, “and at the Fox, they proved that the rock opera can be as punk as a Clash 45.”
21st Century Breakdown is Green Day’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.
Green Day’s upcoming North American tour dates are as follows:
3rd Seattle, WA
4th Vancouver, BC
6th Edmonton, AB
7th Saskatoon, SAS
9th Winnipeg, MAN
10th Fargo, ND
11th Minneapolis, MN
13th Chicago, IL
14th Detroit, MI
16th Hamilton, ONT
17th Ottawa, ONT
18th Montreal, QUE
20th Boston, MA
21st Philadelphia, PA
22nd Pittsburgh, PA
24th Hartford, CT
25th Albany, NT
27th New York, NY
29th Washington, DC
31st Nashville, TN
1st Atlanta, GA
3rd Tampa, FL
4th Miami, FL
5th Orlando, FL
7th New Orleans, LA
8th Houston, TX
9th San Antonio, TX
11th St. Louis, MO
13th Omaha, NE
15th Denver, CO
16th Salt Lake City, UT
18th San Jose, CA
20th San Diego, CA
21st Las Vegas, NV
22nd Phoenix, AX
24th Sacramento, CA
25th Los Angeles, CA
Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix talks about their new CD “Metamorphosis” and comments on the scathing impact the economy has had on U.S citizens. Featured across major news networks including CNN, Reuters, and many local stations across the country, Jacoby talks about the inspiration behind Papa Roach’s number one hit “Lifeline” and the work they have been inspired to take on. The band is currently working with a California charity called Loaves and Fishes (http://www.sacloaves.org), helping support the many people losing their homes and being forced to live in tents due the current state of our economy.
Filming has begun on a movie dealing with the spectacular life of German boxing legend Max Schmeling. The movie will be directed by Uwe Boll (Postal, Swords Of The King) and will be in theaters in April 2010.
German boxing star Henry Maske will portray Schmeling in the film.
Swiss rockers Gotthard will be featured on the soundtrack with a brand new song from their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album, due for release on September 4th.
“A movie like this needs a strong rock song”, Uwe Boll explains. “The music by Gotthard perfectly fits. When I first heard their songs, I was immediately convinced.”
A music video for the song featured on the soundtrack will be filmed in the same style as the movie. It will be shot in 35mm, which is normally reserved for feature films.
The song and video, in which you will see the first scenes from the movie – will be introduced with the release of the new album in September, as well as on the band’s double headlining tour through Germany with EUROPE.
As previously reported, Nuclear Blast will release Gotthard’s new album on September 4th. In advance of the album release, a digital single will be available on August 14th.
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
Due to ligament / tendon damage to drummer James Heatley’s left hand, THE ANSWER regret to announce the postponement their imminent UK headline club shows. The affected shows are as follows:
Apr 20th Belfast Mandela Hall
Apr 22nd Nottingham Rescue rooms
Apr 24th Glasgow Grand Central
THE ABOVE SHOWS WILL BE RESCHEDULED AND ALL TIX WILL BE VALID FOR THE NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
RESCHEDULED DATE FOR BELFAST MANDELA HALL SHOW IS JUNE 29th.
Says singer Cormac Neeson, “We are bitterly disappointed to have to postpone our UK headline shows especially for all our fans who have been waiting so patiently for so long. We have left the decision to the absolute last minute in the hope that the medical problem with our drummer James might get better. Unfortunately his hand is swollen and he is in immense pain. He has struggled with pain-killers to get through the recent 30 minute support sets on the AC/DC tour and whilst he can perform a short support set, it is a medical impossibility for him to perform a full one hour and fifteen minute headline set at present.
We are all very upset that we cannot play our full headline show and we will reschedule the postponed shows as soon as we can.
Furthermore and as a token of our appreciation to all our disappointed fans we will provide a free and new limited signed tour poster for everyone who has purchased a ticket and this will be distributed at the rescheduled shows.
Once again we are very sorry at not being able to perform but you know we would never postpone any show unless it was an absolute necessity and in this case we are all hoping that James will make a swift and speedy recovery”
For further details on the rescheduled shows please check:
Black Label Society has released their new greatest hits package, Skullage. This CD/DVD set is a killer combination of Black Label Society’s best songs, as well as an awesome DVD that collects footage from their Boozed, Broozed and Broken-Boned DVD from 2003, as well as some of Black Label Society’s music videos and acoustic live footage.
Is this collection worth picking up? If you want the acoustic versions of songs like “The Blessed Hellride” and “Stillborn” you need to grab this. The music videos on the DVD are worth the price of admission all by themselves in my opinion. I would have liked to have all of their videos (yes, there are some that are missing) but I am happy to finally have a copy of these on DVD. I must point out though, that there is a video in this collection “New Religion” that I have not see before, and that was a nice bonus.
The Welcome To the Compound is a new segment filmed inside Zakk Wylde’s home. This part of the DVD shows off Wylde’s off the wall sense of humor. Zakk gives you an explanation on what the lyrics are about on several of the songs on Skullage. There is a brief part where Wylde talks about the song “In This River” written about Dimebag Darrell Abbott. In this clip there is some old footage with Dimebag. It was unexpected and yet very cool.
If you have all of Black Label Society’s CD’s (as I do), and you don’t need a greatest hits CD, Black Label Society has given you have the option to purchase the DVD separately. Skullage is available as a CD, DVD or a CD/DVD set.
If you have never picked up any of Black Label Society’s music before, Skullage is an awesome way to acquainted with one of the better metal bands of the last decade. Overall, this is a pretty good collection of music and video, and is definitely worth purchasing!
Check out Black Label Society on the web, at this link.
1. Machine Gun Man
2. Dead As Yesterday
3. All For You
4. 13 Years Of Grief
5. Bleed For Me
6. Doomsday Jesus
8. Won’t Find It Here
9. Suicide Messiah
10. In This River
11. Fire It Up
12. New Religion
“Slightly Amped” (Live in Lehigh Valley)
13. Instrumental Intro (acoustic)
14. The Blessed Hellride (acoustic)
15. Spoke In The Wheel (acoustic)
16. Stillborn (acoustic)
1. All For You (From Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned DVD)
2. 13 Years Of Grief (From Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned DVD)
3. Bleed For Me (From Boozed, Broozed & Broken-Boned DVD)
4. Stillborn video
5. Suicide Messiah video
6. In This River video
7. Fire It Up video
8. New Religion video
9. Welcome To The Compound New Footage
10. Instrumental Intro – Live in Lehigh Valley
11.The Blessed Hellride – Live in Lehigh Valley
12. Spoke In The Wheel – Live in Lehigh Valley
13. We Live No More – Live in Lehigh Valley
14. Stillborn – Live in Lehigh Valley
Beretta Suicide is a new five piece sleaze rock act from the United Kingdom. Their song, “You’re So Gentle” shows a lot of promise for this band. You can find them on myspace here.
Blue Murder’s song “We All Fall Down” is off of the band’s 1993 album, Nothin’ But Trouble. The lineup of Blue Murder for this album was Kelly Keeling on vocals, John Sykes on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza on bass, and Tommy O’Steen on drums. John Sykes handles the lead vocals on “We All Fall Down”. Check it out below!!
Jack Russell joins JT on Hard Rock Nights tonight in preparation for the release of the new Great White CD, Rising, in stores April 21 in the USA! Jack will talk about the new record, his bandmates, the new bass player, and a little bit of Great White history! We’ll also check out several tracks from the new disc as well as some classic cuts from Great White. In addition to that, you can expect to hear classics from XYZ, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Billy Squier, Black Sabbath and more! And we’ve also got new stuff from Coldspell, Alice Cooper, Joetown, and Sacred Oath on tap!
Speaking of Sacred Oath, how would you like a signed copy of their forthcoming release? Visit the Hard Rock Nights blog for details on how you can win one!
You can listen to Hard Rock Nights every Saturday night at 9 PM EDT on classxradio.com!