First Single, “Staring Down,” Available Digitally on June 16th
Collective Soul launch a new headlining tour just as their newest album, “Collective Soul (Rabbit),” is released. Due in stores on August 25th (their first for Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records), the album was written and produced by the band and the first single, “Staring Down,” will be available via all major digital retailers on June 16th. “Welcome All Again” will be available June 30th digitally.
“Collective Soul (Rabbit)” is the band’s eighth studio album. One of rock’s most enduring acts, they have amassed nineteen hit singles in their 16 year career, seven of those reaching the #1 spot on Billboard magazine’s radio charts. Most recently, Collective Soul were featured on the multi-platinum selling “Twilight” soundtrack and their song, “Hollywood” (from their 2007 Top 25 album “Afterwords”), was featured prominently in “American Idol’s” Fall 2008 season for several weeks. Collective Soul frontman, Ed Roland, later collaborated with winner and longtime fan David Cook on his debut album.
Collective Soul will perform in the following cities: August 7 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club* August 11 Mt Clemens, MI Emerald Theatre* August 13 Newport, RI Newport Yachting Center* August 14 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino* August 15 Chatham, ON Chatham Rockstock August 17 Danbury, CT Ives Concert Park* August 20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*+ August 25 New York, NY Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza*+ August 28 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte*+ September 1 Houston, TX House of Blues+ September 2 Dallas, TX House of Blues+ September 4 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino September 11 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino September 12 Wendover (Reno, NV) Peppermill Hotel Casino *With Safety Suit +With Black Stone Cherry
My first reaction was to vomit but now that I can pee on Gene Simmons’ face, I will most certainly do that instead. The business mogul and money hungry musician is the proud owner of his very own urinal cake that has been distributed to bathrooms all over the country. The urinal cake is an advertisement for his reality show, Gene
Simmons’ Family Jewels. That’s right. So now all you guys won’t be bored when you’re taking a leak; you can read the urinal cake to find out when and where to tune in. And that’s not all folks. This urinal cake talks to you. Yes! If your stream hits Gene just right, you’ll get to hear him talk. Will this man stop at nothing to make a buck?
I’m up for new marketing schemes, but this is just freaking ridiculous. Yes, Gene is the king of merchandising from the coffin to the condoms to god knows what else, but a freaking urinal cake? Come on! And the urinal cake doesn’t advertise KISS; it advertises his show that includes his family. Isn’t that a little offensive to his family? If I were his kids or Shannon, I’d be pissed that he would stoop this low just to gain a few extra viewers. I thought maybe, just maybe Gene had some sort of limit to what he would and wouldn’t do; apparently I was very, very wrong.
Does Gene even have a soul anymore? What’s next? A bidet that cleans my ass to a KISS tune? Thank god I’m a woman and have no business doing my business in a urinal. I don’t want that man or his urinal cakes anywhere near my pee hole.
Do you think Gene Simmons is an idiot for letting these urinal cakes be distributed? Or do you think he’s a marketing genius?
And for fun, can you come up with a KISS urinal song title? Check out Classic Rock Magazine for a pretty funny list. My favorites: Christine Latrine and…Lick It Up.
Sevendust is one of the more recent additions to the Rock Gone Wild music festival in August. I must admit that they are one of the bands on the bill that I am the least familiar with. After checking out the videos below, I am definitely curious to see what this band can do live.