FORTHCOMING ALBUM, “ON WITH THE SHOW,” FEATURES 11 RECENT TRACKS, 8 CO-WRITTEN BY LAMBERT
The much-discussed new single, “Want” by Adam Lambert will be available on iTunes beginning June 23rd, 2009. The song comes from a full album entitled On With The Show, which will be released by Hi Fi Recordings/Wilshire Records this summer. The vast majority of songs on the album were co-written by Lambert, in fact; eight tracks of the forthcoming eleven song album were co-written by the artist. “Want” was produced by Malcolm Welsford with additional production by Mark Endert (Maroon 5, The Fray, Fiona Apple).
On With The Show is drenched in Lambert’s signature sound and style. It is part of the more than two albums’ worth of material he recorded with production and publishing company Wilshire Records over the course of their three year relationship. Before any other major entity, producer Malcolm Welsford and his independent label, Wilshire, recognized Lambert’s musical gift and nurtured and supported his development. Both in the studio and as a writer, Adam honed his craft with the help of the producers, who also wholeheartedly encouraged Lambert to pursue his Idol opportunity.
Adam’s success on the show allowed America to see what Wilshire Records always believed – his meteoric rise to prominence was no fluke, it came from years of hard work and talent.
Partner label, Hi Fi Recordings, also an independent label and home to Idol alumn Melinda Doolittle, Smashmouth, Todd Rundgren. Dionne Warwick, and Donny & Marie (Osmond), is known for their unconventional and artist-friendly partnerships and profit splits. On With The Show is the first release in an overall deal between Wilshire and Hi Fi to develop other Wilshire artists and collaborate on new releases.
The decision to release On With The Show was made after the Hi Fi team heard and was blown away by the quality of the material.
Hi Fi Recordings CEO John Hecker, who in addition to artists listed above previously signed Avril Lavigne, Spacehog and Marvelous 3, states, “As fans of Adam’s work ourselves, it is a top priority to us that Adam shares in the success of this music. Hands down, “Want” is one of the biggest radio smashes I have heard in a long time and the album will contain more of the same. We’re thrilled to see that fans on message boards across the internet overwhelmingly agree that the song is a hit with them. As a prelude to Adam’s Fall album, we’re thrilled to be able to share the music of “ON WITH THE SHOW,” which Wilshire Records put so much time into developing with the artist.”
Hi Fi President and music publishing veteran, John Titta will also be heavily involved in all aspects of the album, from all creative decisions concerning the repertoire to the licensing of the masters and copyrights.
“Want” can be heard at www.hifirecordings.com
ABOUT HI FI RECORDINGS – Hi Fi Recordings and Fi Hi Music Publishing were established in 1995 as joint ventures with major record labels and publishing companies. The recording joint ventures have been with Elektra Records, Arista Records, and Virgin Records. Hi Fi Recordings has enjoyed hit singles and albums with several artists including Spacehog, Marvelous 3, Isyss and Avril Lavigne (who thus far has had combined sales of over 32,000,000 units on her first 3 albums).Today, Hi Fi Recordings operates as the record label affiliated with MPCA. Hi Fi Recordings has released new albums by a roster of artists including Melinda Doolittle, Smashmouth, Todd Rundgren, Donny & Marie (Osmond) and as well as one-off projects by collaborating artists and compilation projects commissioned by retailers and distributors. Hi Fi is actively signing artists with whom the label will work moving forward.
ABOUT WILSHIRE RECORDS – Wilshire Records is a Los Angeles based production company whose roster consists of world class songwriters, producers, musicians and industry professionals. The company excels at recognizing and developing new talent, as evidenced by their partnership with Adam Lambert, who recently rose to prominence via the exposure of one of America’s most watched television franchises. Wilshire specializes in pairing complimentary artists, writers and producers with one another to create viable new music.
Madina Lake is teaming up with Hard Rock Hideout to bring you a summer that truly rocks. Celebrating their newest release, Attics To Eden, these Windy City rockers are giving away a signed Music Man Sterling guitar, signed drum head and a poster from their newest video “Never Take Us Alive.”
Sign up for a chance to win all of these great Madina Lake prizes and head over to Madina’s official site for all the latest updates, and to find out when these Chicago boys and the Warped Tour will be coming to a city near you!
There is a new name in Heavy Metal! Free Reign featuring the Dallas Cowboy’s # 75 Marc Colombo, # 71 Cory Procter and # 70 Leonard Davis along with local guitar virtuoso Justin Chapman have signed a world wide deal with Australia’s Riot Entertainment. Their upcoming debut EP is set for release in the fall.
Free Reign has been branded ‘Heavier than Metal’ for their intense musical style as well as their intimidating stage presence. They bring something unique to this powerful genre.
“This is an amazing opportunity for Riot and to further establish our name internationally,” said Riot Owner / CEO John Howarth. “Free Reign is a band with massive potential. There has been an enormous buzz surrounding them since they appeared on the scene a few months ago. Free Reign has already been flooded with endorsements. Their marketing potential is limitless. These guys are already huge sports stars, but they have shown they have the talent to diversify. I am positive that Metal fans will embrace Free Reign and see them take it to the next level. These are exciting times for Riot and we are excited to see what the future holds. When the opportunity arose to work with Free Reign I jumped to it! This is something that has never been done before and this band is a long term project. It’s also been great working with John Gomez of TQ Management putting this deal to bed”.
“The members of Free Reign and myself are equally excited to be working with John Howarth and his team at Riot Entertainment” said Free Reign Manager John Gomez. “Riot has a great track record and they work hard for their Artists, we all look forward to a bright future together and are honoured to call Riot our new home.”
Riot is also the new home for Fozzy, fronted by WWE Wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring Stuck Mojo mastermind Rich Ward.
“I would love to see a double bill with these bands, imagine that! No security needed!” suggested John Howarth. “I know that would be one hell of a gig. Imagine WWE, NFL, Fozzy and Free Reign fans all under the one roof; only the strong would survive!”
BULLETBOYS frontman and original founding member Marq Torien is performing on the forthcoming Liberty N’ Justice release titled ‘Light It Up’. Marq is performing vocals on the track ‘Drunk Dead Gorgeous’ with guitarist Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.).
Track Listing for Liberty N’ Justice’s “Light It Up”: 1. Light It Up (Phil Lewis of LA Guns & JK Northrup) 2. The Other Thief (Dale and Troy Thompson of Bride) 3. Blink (Lynn Louise Lowery of Vixen and Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister) 4. Do What You Believe 5. Man vs. Mother Nature (Ted Poley of Danger Danger and Vic Rivera of Crunch) 6. Treading On Serpents (Les Carlsen of Bloodgood and Ox Fox of Stryper/ Bloodgood) 7. Uncle Sam (Sheldon Tarsha of Tarsha/Adler’s Appetite and Jeff Pilson of Dokken/ Foreigner) 8. Every Reason To Believe (Kelly Keeling of Baton Rouge/TSO and Kerri Kelli of Alice Cooper) 9. Wrestling With God 10. Best Time You Never Had 11. Beautiful Decision (Harry Hess and Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem) 12. Drunk Dead Gorgeous (Marq Torien of BulletBoys and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.) 13. Greed (Robert Mason of Warrant/Lynch Mob and Jerry Dixon of Warrant) 14. For Better Or Worse(Shawn Pelata of Line Of Fire/Waking Jonah & Stephen Chesney of Waking Jonah).
BULLETBOYS also perform Dr. Feelgood on the Crue Believers – A Tribute to Motley Crue – A REAL Hollywood Metal tribute to the kings of the Sunset Strip, Motley Crue!
Track Listing for Crue Believers: 1. Girls, Girls, Girls – Pretty Boy Floyd, 2. Kick Start My Heart – Jack Russell (Great White), 3. Red Hot – Tuff feat. Tracii Guns, 4. Too Young To Fall In Love – Gilby Clarke, 5. Piece Of Your Action – L.A. Guns, 6. Live Wire – Steve Summers (Pretty Boy Floyd) & Tracii Guns, 7. Shout At The Devil – London, 8. Starry Eyes – Bang Tango, 9. Dr. Feelgood – Bullet Boys
10. Home Sweet Home – Leif Garrett, 11. Saints Of Los Angeles – Jetboy, 12. Public Enemy #1 – Spiders & Snakes, 13. Bastard – Peppermint Creeps
BULLETBOYS much anticipated release 10c Billionaire is scheduled for a July release via Chavis Records.
BAND TO PLAY SELECT DATES TO MARK 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM
Grammy-award winning rock powerhouse Slipknot announced summer U.S. headline tour dates, today. The two week run kicks off on August 22 in Seattle, WA and runs through September 5 in Milwaukee, WI. Members of OutsideThe9.com, the band’s official fan club, will be offered tickets first with a presales starting on June 24. A limited number of tickets will be available for general presale on Slipknot1.com on June 25th, with the majority of tickets going onsale to the general public starting June 26 and 27. Anthrax and Black Dahlia Murder will support.
The summer leg of the All Hope Is Gone World Tour marks Slipknot’s first headline shows in America since early May, which featured the band playing to over 30,000 people during their headline slot at this year’s Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, OH. 2009 is a special year for the band, as it marks the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album. Slipknot will be punishing crowds with classics from their first record the self-titled Slipknot, and will also be busting out tracks from the rest of their catalogue right up to their current album, All Hope Is Gone.
The latest single from the #1 album All Hope Is Gone, “Sulfur” is quickly climbing the charts at rock radio. MTV2 premiered the video, which is currently in regular rotation at the station as well as on Fuse. “Dead Memories” hit #1 at Rock radio and is a Top 20 Modern rock hit, while the album’s first single “Psychosocial” was Top 10 at Rock and Top 25 at Modern.
The dates are as follows:
8/22 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater+(KISW Pain In The Grass 2009: Slipknot, Mudvayne and others)
8/23 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center+
8/25 Great Falls, MT Four Seaons Arena^
8/26 Billings, MT Metra Park Arena^
8/28 Boise, ID Quest Arena+
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center^
8/31 Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs World Arena^
9/01 Casper, WY Casper Events Center^
9/03 Fargo, ND Fargodome+
9/04 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center+
9/05 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom^
+ on sale June 26
^ on sale June 27
In 2009, Indianapolis based Eonian Records has unleashed a bunch of classic hard rock acts on the unsuspecting public. Judging from my first couple of spins of High Noon’s “No Turning Back”, I am going to want to hear a lot more of the music that Eonian has to offer.
Hign Noon’s “No Turning Back” is packed with a bunch of catchy tunes that no hair metal fan is going to be able to resist. Why on earth these guys didn’t get signed is beyond me. Their music is easily comparable to a bunch of stuff that I enjoyed in the early nineties (i.e. Roxy Blue, Tora Tora, Sweet F.A. etc.).
Singer Jim Zappa has a pretty good range, that reminds me a lot of Whitfield Crane (from Ugly Kid Joe). Ken Hitsman dishes out some pretty tasty guitar licks on this disc. Some of my favorite cuts are “High Noon”, “Bad Moon Risin”, “Just Like A Woman” and “When the Night Comes”.
If I would have heard this CD back in the day, I would have bought it in a heartbeat, and I am glad to have it in my collection now. I recommend it to all fans of the big hair era of rock.
Rating :Out of 10
1. High Noon
2. Bad Moon Risin’
3. Rude Boy
4. Don’t Come Runnin’
5. Have My Heart
6. Skatin’ On Thin Ice
7. When The Night Calls
8. Just Like A Woman
9. Who Do You Think You Are?
10. Around Midnight
11. Faith Hope And Love
12. Bed Of Lies
13. Weight Of The World
14. House Of Glass
High Noon is:
Jim Zappa – Lead & Backing Vocals
Ken Hitsman – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Sam Persons – Bass & Backing Vocals
Mike Patterson – Drums
Jaime Harris – Drums on Bed of Lies, & Weight of the World
Ken Hitsman – Guitars , Bass & Drum Sequencing on House of Glass
Check out the brand new video from The Answer called “Tonight”!