To celebrate the album’s release Green Day and Hard Rock Hideout have teamed up to give one lucky winner the chance to score Mike Dirnt’s signature Squier Precision Bass and the limited special edition version of the new album.
The limited edition vinyl/ CD art book is one of 3000 and includes the full length CD, three special 10” vinyl featured each act of 21st Century Breakdown along will a special book containing 60 pages of unique album art designed only for this edition.
For more information on GreenDay visit http://www.GreenDay.com
NEW SINGLE “NO SURPRISE” OFFERS FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW ALBUM, THE BAND’S FOLLOW-UP TO ITS MULTIPLATINUM DEBUT
Daughtry will debut “No Surprise,” the first single from the band’s second album, during the Wednesday, May 6 episode of American Idol. It is the first track from their 19 Recordings/RCA July 14 release. Daughtry is currently in the studio finishing the yet to be titled album, which follows the band’s GRAMMY-nominated, quadruple-platinum debut.
“American Idol fans have been so loyal to this band, we wanted to give them the first listen to our new single,” says singer Chris Daughtry.
Daughtry, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely recorded the new album’s 10-plus songs in Los Angeles. Boasting a more gritty sound, the new album features a band sharpened by two years on the road, where they’ve graduated from clubs and theaters to opening arenas for Nickelback and Bon Jovi.
The new album follows the runaway success of Daughtry’s 2006 debut, which scored three #1 songs and was the biggest-selling artist release for two years running. The accolades garnered by Daughtry include multiple wins at the American Music Awards, the World Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards.
Active in the fight against global poverty and disease, Daughtry supports the ONE Campaign. Last year, the band performed at both political conventions to raise awareness for the ONE Campaign and encourage first-time voters.
Rocklahoma taking place July 9-12, 2009 in Pryor, Oklahoma has been called by many throughout the world as the “Woodstock” of Eighties Rock Music.
The lineup on each of the three days is as follows:
Thursday: Anthrax, Saxon, Overkill, Metal Church and Leatherwolf.
Friday: Night Ranger, Warrant, Danger Danger, Helix, Hericane Alice and Headliner to be announced in upcoming days.
Saturday: Stryper, Thin Lizzy, KIX, KEEL, Lizzy Borden and Gypsy Pistoleros.
Sunday: Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Great White, Nelson, Bonfire and Vixen
Rocklahoma features attendance from all over the world, already selling tickets throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and throughout North America including every state in the United States!
The U.K’s fastest rising rock band GYPSY PISTOLEROS who feature on the Rocklahoma mainstage bill are recording with roducer Joe Gibb ( Janes Addiction, Catatonia, The Cure, Funeral for a friend, Madonna, etc ) will finish mixing & mastering the new mini album ‘Welcome to the Hotel de la Muerte!’ on the 10th MAY !!!!!
Producer Simon Efemy ( The Wildhearts, Tool, Paradise Lost ) , long time friend, will remix 3 of the tracks in the Chapel Studios-Lincoln before the special ‘ROCKLAHOMA’ rush release is pressed!!!!
Pistoleros have cancelled London & Paris gigs due to studio over-running!!!
If you were to ask the average hard rock fan about the band Icon, I am sure you would probably receive a blank stare by most folks. The die hard hard rock & metal fans know these guys, and know them well.
If you aren’t familiar with the band, they are a five piece act that started out with a look like early Motley Crue, and had a sound that was like a good blend of KEEL and Y&T.
If you like big bombastic guitar solos and screaming metal vocals, you will definitely enjoy Icon’s debut. Dan Wexler’s noodley guitar solos on this disc are great, and Stephen Clifford’s vocals could give Ron Keel a run for his money.
There are a few songs on this disc that get a lot of repeat plays by me including, the rocking anthem “On Your Feet”, “Under My Gun”, and”Rock and Roll Maniac”. Even the instrumental track “Iconoclast” is cool. This disc isn’t terribly long. It clocks in just a little over 37 minutes. Although, it is short, is a pretty fun hard rock disc.
Fans of mid 80s’s metal like RATT, Dokken & Keel are sure to love this. The debut CD has been out of print for years, but copies of it show up on Ebay on occasion. It is definitely worth seeking out if you can find a copy. Happy hunting!
For more information on Icon, check out the band’s myspace page.
Stephen Clifford – Lead & Backing Vocals
Tracy Wallach – Bass Guitar
Dan Wexler – Guitars
John Aquilino – Guitars
Pat Dixon – Drums, percussion