On Rocktober 6th Steel Panther will release Feel The Steel the culmination of a glam metal revival suited perfectly for 2009! Feel The Steel, produced by Jay Ruston, features “Death To All But Metal” and “Community Property” and will mark the major label debut from the spandex-clad quartet. The album will hit fans on September 29 via iTunes before finding its way to store shelves nationally on October 6.
What the press is saying…
“… easily going to be the best heavy metal album of the year.” – Rock Sound Magazine
“About as subtle as a stampede in a hurricane, the Los Angelinos will rock the living shit out of you and then rock you some more. And some more. And probably some more.” – Kerrang
“…it’s worth nothing that while the tunes here have lyrics that are fucking hilarious all the way through, the songs themselves are killer.” – Metal Hammer
HUBRIS I & II on Mascot Records – Available NOW!
Beloved guitar shredder Andreas Kisser of the legendary Brazilian metal band Sepultura releases his first solo project HUBRIS I&II on Mascot Records. This double album project will only be available as an import online or on iTunes as a download.
Since the release of “Roots” (1996) and the consecration of Sepultura, the world was introduced to a new form of metal guitar playing. Mixing blinding riffs, strong pounding rhythms, and clear & expressive tones, Andreas Kisser had created something very new. We named this style, ‘root guitar’, and it found its way around the world, having a transforming influence on much of the 90’s metal scene. It’s style & technique can be seen in what is now called ‘New Metal’ (or Nu Metal).
Just to clarify, Andreas Kisser is happy in Sepultura, with the same intensity and passion as always and has no intentions of leaving the band. However, he felt it was time to expand his horizons & the different challenges that lay in front of him. His first solo album release is called, “HUBRIS I & II”. Going beyond the usual ‘noise’, the album demonstrates influence of metal, musical education & disciplines, MPB (Brazilian popular music) and even “repente” (a form of improvisation, a style of music born in the streets of the Brazilian Northeast region). & all the while doing this without losing what is truly important: its musical identity.
There are 21 tracks divided into two volumes: a heavy side & the other less intense. The majority of the well-guarded ideas come from demons. “After Max Cavalera left Sepultura, I started to compose melodies while never reaching a completed song.” explains the Brazilian guitarist. HUBRIS I & II is a finalization of what I have written since 1997.” Despite this obvious contrast, the album as a whole has consistency & unity.
Here we have an interesting collaboration of tuning between guitar, bas & drums. The sound carries the ‘root’ feeling so familiar in his sound, its intensity only comparable to a high voltage shock. IN respect to the compositions, from the start there are varied surprises. From the introduction of the Brazilian ten string acoustic guitar called, “viola caipira” alongside the electric guitar and then quickly letting the listener know what is to come. And that is exactly what happens, as told by the guitarist: “This is a guitar record with an emphasis on tones. Although there are some solos, I preferred to work on the ambiances, almost as if I was doing a soundtrack for a movie.”
In general HUBRIS II keeps the nuances a little a little more daring. This will probably be the record that will surprise the public more accustomed to Sepultura. A fair part of the songs is instrumental, in which the big connection between them is the acoustic guitar as the protagonist. Yet Andreas advises: “This isn’t strictly an ‘unplugged’ record, with just acoustic elements. It has electric guitars, of course!” Who would think that Andreas could resist the temptation?
HUBRIS I & II brings to us the Andreas Kisser, exposed: the multiple sides as a musician, composer, arranger and producer. We can see all the various facets of this great guitarist, who has taught us where the root guitar comes from, as well as its origins and more importantly, what it spawned from Sepultura. Influences and identity collide in endless eclecticism, yet all of it comes from a strong point of view & common sense. This Andreas Kisser’s first solo project in his career, yet his story has just begun…
Upcoming Release of Best-Selling Video Game Franchise Showcases All-New, Social Gaming Features, Plus Music and Artists Never-Before Seen in a Music Game
Guitar Hero today unveiled the final 15 tracks to be showcased in the epic 85 song set list in Guitar Hero 5. Among the varied collection of current hits and classic artists are Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me,” Muse’s “Plug In Baby,” Stevie Wonder’s classic “Superstition” and Nirvana’s multi-award winning, chart-topping “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Also joining the set list in Guitar Hero 5 and making their music video game debut are Arctic Monkeys and Dire Straits.
When Guitar Hero 5 ships on September 1, living room rock stars will be able to rock any way they want to the expansive set list including the pulse pounding tracks listed below:
* 3 Doors Down – “Kryptonite”
* Arctic Monkeys – “Brianstorm”
* Blink-182 – “The Rock Show”
* Dire Straits – “Sultans Of Swing”
* Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American”
* Johnny Cash – “Ring Of Fire”
* Megadeth – “Sweating Bullets”
* Motley Crue – “Looks That Kill”
* Muse – “Plug In Baby”
* Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
* Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
* Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”
* The Killers – “All The Pretty Faces”
* The Raconteurs – “Steady As She Goes”
* TV On The Radio – “Wolf Like Me”
Previously announced tracks include:
* A Perfect Circle – “Judith”
* AFI – “Medicate”
* Attack! Attack! UK – “You And Me”
* Band Of Horses – “Cigarettes, Wedding Bands”
* Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”
* Beck – “Gamma Ray”
* Billy Idol – “Dancing With Myself”
* Billy Squier – “Lonely Is The Night”
* Blur – “Song 2”
* Bob Dylan – “All Along The Watchtower”
* Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
* Brand New – “Sowing Season (Yeah)”
* The Bronx – “Six Days A Week”
* Bush – “Comedown”
* Children Of Bodom – “Done With Everything, Die For Nothing”
* Coldplay – “In My Place”
* Darker My Love – “Blue Day”
* Darkest Hour – “Demon(s)”
* David Bowie – “Fame”
* Deep Purple – “Woman From Tokyo (’99 Remix)”
* The Derek Trucks Band – “Younk Funk”
* The Duke Spirit – “Send A Little Love Token”
* Duran Duran – “Hungry Like The Wolf”
* Eagles Of Death Metal – “Wannabe In L.A.”
* Elliott Smith – “L.A.”
* Elton John – “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)”
* Face To Face – “Disconnected”
* Garbage – “Only Happy When It Rains”
* Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”
* Gov’t Mule – “Streamline Woman”
* Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re An American Band”
* Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life (Live)”
* Iron Maiden – “2 Minutes To Midnight”
* Jeff Beck – “Scatterbrain (Live)”
* John Mellencamp – “Hurts So Good”
* Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”
* King Crimson – “21st Century Schizoid Man”
* Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
* Kiss – “Shout It Out Loud”
* Love and Rockets – “Mirror People”
* My Morning Jacket – “One Big Holiday”
* Nirvana – “Lithium (Live)”
* No Doubt – “Ex-Girlfriend”
* Peter Frampton – “Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)”
* The Police – “So Lonely”
* Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde – “Bring the Noise 20XX”
* Queens Of The Stone Age – “Make It Wit Chu”
* Rammstein – “Du Hast”
* The Rolling Stones – “Sympathy For The Devil”
* Rose Hill Drive – “Sneak Out”
* Rush – “The Spirit Of Radio (Live)”
* Santana – “No One To Depend On (Live)”
* Scars On Broadway – “They Say”
* Screaming Trees – “Nearly Lost You”
* Smashing Pumpkins – “Bullet With Butterfly Wings”
* Sonic Youth – “Incinerate”
* Spacehog – “In The Meantime”
* Sublime – “What I Got”
* Sunny Day Real Estate – “Seven”
* T. Rex – “20th Century Boy”
* The Sword – “Maiden, Mother & Crone”
* Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak”
* Thrice – “Deadbolt”
* Tom Petty – “Runnin’ Down A Dream”
* Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “American Girl”
* Vampire Weekend – “A-Punk”
* Weezer – “Why Bother?”
* The White Stripes – “Blue Orchid”
* Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music”
* Wolfmother – “Back Round”
The entire set list is at players’ fingertips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any controller combination — multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game’s all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.
Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit GH5.GuitarHero.com.
PLUS CLASSIC TRACKS FROM MOTORHEAD, ROD STEWART, 10CC, FOGHAT, SCREAM, THE MC5, VOID, THE MOODY BLUES AND MORE
Following the success of Rob Zombie’s initial reinvention of John Carpenter’s smash cult horror film HALLOWEEN which premiered number one at the box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend 2007 records, comes the sequel, HALLOWEEN II, hitting theatres nationwide on August 28, 2009 from Dimension Films.
With the enormously popular horror movie series back, writer-producer-director Rob Zombie, once again puts his own twisted twist on the soundtrack. Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Hip-O/UMe), released August 25, 2009, and co-produced by Zombie, manages to bring together dialogue from the film as well as music from Motorhead, The Moody Blues, Scream (sans future member Dave Grohl), Rod Stewart, the MC5 and Foghat, alongside new psychobilly band Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.
Frightmaster Zombie helmed 2007’s ninth installment in the HALLOWEEN franchise that began in 1978. HALLOWEEN II, which debuts August 28, picks up where HALLOWEEN left off, and focuses on the struggles of Laurie Strode (played by Scout Taylor-Compton) and killer Michael Myers (played by Tyler Mane).
The new recordings on Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack include “Transylvania Terror Train” and “Honky Tonk Halloween” from Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures, who appear in the film. The band’s leader, Jesse Dayton, an Austin, Texas-based singer-guitarist who has played with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, was part of the duo Banjo & Sullivan that performed in Zombie’s 2005 flick The Devil’s Rejects and simultaneously released an album. Similarly, Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures (Stag/Zombie A Go Go) will be issued August 28.
Also new are “Laurie’s Theme” from John 5 produced by Bob Marlette, (Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne); “Nurse Killa” from score composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects); and a cover of Nazareth’s 1976 hit “Love Hurts” from singer Nan Vernon, who covered “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Mr. Sandman” for HALLOWEEN.
The classic tracks range from The Moody Blues’ 1966 psychedelic gem “Nights In White Satin” and 10cc’s cheery 1977 hit “The Things We Do For Love” to Rod Stewart’s 1972 cover of The Temptations’ “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” Foghat’s 1972 take on Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You” and the MC5 proto-punk masterpiece “Kick Out The Jams,” which was recorded live in Detroit on Devil’s Night/Halloween 1968. The lesser-known vintage tracks hail from the early ‘80s: “Amerarockers” by hardcore punkers Scream, “The Chase Is Better Than The Catch” by metal’s Motorhead and “Time To Die” by hardcore/metal band Void.
Prior to entering the film world, hard rocker Zombie scored a series of multiplatinum albums–1992’s La Sexorcisto, 1995’s Astro-Creep: 2000, and 1998’s Hellbilly Deluxe –as well as platinum with 2001’s The Sinister Urge and 2003’s greatest hits collection Past, Present & Future.
In addition to his recording career, Rob Zombie has written and directed several successful feature films including House of 1000 Corpses, the sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, and is the is the producer, writer and director of the forthcoming animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, based on his comic book series, The Adventures of El Superbeasto.
01 CAST – “HE’S F****** DEAD”
02 THE MOODY BLUES – NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
03 Cast- “HALLOWEEN IS COMING”
04 10cc- THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
05 CAST – “WHO’S LEE MARVIN?”
06 SCREAM – AMERAROCKERS
07 CAST – “JAM & JELLY”
08 Mc5 – KICK OUT THE JAMS
09 CAST – “ASS GOOD”
10 ROD STEWART – (I KNOW) I’’M LOSING YOU
11 CAST – “D-E-A-D”
12 MOTORHEAD – THE CHASE IS BETTER THAN THE CATCH
13 CAST – “I’M ANGEL MYERS”
14 JOHN 5 – LAURIE’S THEME
15 CAST – “I WANT TO PARTY”
16 CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES – TRANSYLVANIA TERROR TRAIN
17 CAST – “JACK-O-LANTERN AND A BLONDE”
18 CAPTAIN CLEGG AND THE NIGHT CREATURES – HONKY TONK HALLOWEEN
19 CAST – “BRING YOUR BABY BACK HOME”
20 FOGHAT – I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
21 CAST – “SNAPPED ON BY WEIRD AL”
22 VOID – TIME TO DIE
23 CAST – “I LOVE YOU MOMMY”
24 NAN VERNON – LOVE HURTS
25 TYLER BATES – NURSE KILLA
HALLOWEEN II links:
Official Movie Site – http://www.halloween2-movie.com/
Twitter – http://twitter.com/H2_TheMovie
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/HalloweenII
Trick or Treat – http://www.h2trickortreat.com/
Captain Clegg – www.captainclegg.com
And check out the contest going on for HALLOWEEN II at: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=11110
I first heard of singer Ted Bullet in the band Son of a Bitch featuring the former members of Saxon. I liked that band’s release Victim You so much that it was only natural for me to seek out Ted’s other work. When I saw that Thunderhead’s release Ugly Side also had current House of Lords members, B.J. Zampa and Jimi Bell, it was pretty much a no- brainer. I had to have this CD.
Much to my surprise,Thunderhead put out their first disc back in 1989, but I never found out about the guys until long after the breakup.
Ugly Side is Thunderhead’s sixth and final release, and judging from the tunes on this CD. The band went out the way they came in, rocking hard!
Let me start off by saying that Jimi Bell’s guitar work on this CD is phenomenal. If you are a fan of virtuoso type of players, you need to listen to him cut loose on Ugly Side. This disc is filled with a ton of solos and guitar noodling that will keep a lot of rockers happy.
To me, Ted Bullet’s vocals are an acquired taste, but I like them a lot. He has a raspy voice that reminds a little of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans.
Ugly Side starts off with a high speed rocker, “Liar”. There are a some really cool guitar riffs on this song!
“Rock Bottom” reminds me a lot of the House of Lords song with the same name. The lyrics are different, but the chorus
is practically the same. It is a great song nonetheless.
“Blood” is a killer balladesque tune that transforms itself into a high octane rocker, and then back again. Cool tune!
Jimi Bell shows off his guitar wizardry once more on “Pull the Plug”. I don’t really care for the lyrics on this song all that much, but Bell’s guitar work makes it required listening anyway.
“High and Don’t Care” is an acoustic based instrumental. The guitar playing is good, but it doesn’t really add anything to Ugly Side.
The album picks the pace back up with the rocker “35 Minutes” and doesn’t let up again.
Ugly Side is a solid effort from Thunderhead and worth checking out.
Copies of this CD are available for sale at this link. Get it and play it loud! You won’t be disappointed.
Rating: Out of 10
- Rock Bottom
- Footsteps Of Fear
- Pull The Plug
- Ugly Side
- High And Don’t Care
- Pieces Of Pain
- 35 Minutes
- Got 2 End It
- A Real Hard Time
Ted Bullet – Vocals/Guitar
Jimi Bell – Guitars
Mark Franco – Bass
B.J. Zampa – Drums
Sweden’s Sister has released a new video, “Too Bad For You” in support of their new EP, “Deadboys making noise”. Check out Sister online on myspace at this link.
Tune in to Hard Rock Nights for 3 hours of fantastic hard rock!
Paul Shortino, former Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot singer, is our guest. We’ve got new music from him, as well as classics from Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, and Aerosmith; deep cuts from Izzy Stradlin, Black Sabbath, and Ace Frehley; new stuff from Black Robot, Jennifer Batten, and The Spider Rockets. Don’t miss a second of it!
Middle Finger Mob would like to announce the dates for the “Flipping Off America” U.S. tour, in support of our new c.d “songs of life sex and death” ,released on Freekshow Records May 21st, 2009. The tour begins with a tour throughout the Southwest in November. We will also be taking this circus on a full blown us tour to begin in april 2010.
check the dates & we hope to see all you crazy fuckin mobsters on the road !!!
WEDNESDAY- NOV 11 – Phoenix / Mesa / Tempe, AZ
THURSDAY- NOV 12 Tucson, AZ
FRIDAY- NOV 13 Flagstaff, AZ
SATURDAY- NOV 14 Window Rock, AZ
SUNDAY- NOV 15 Albuquerque, NM
MONDAY- NOV 16 Amarillo,TX
WEDNESDAY- NOV 18 Austin, TX
THURSDAY- NOV 19 San Antonio, TX
FRIDAY- NOV 20 Houston, TX
SATURDAY- NOV 21 Lubbock, TX
SUNDAY- NOV 22 Las Cruces, NM
MONDAY- NOV 23 – Phoenix / Mesa / Tempe, AZ
TUESDAY- NOV 24 Las Vegas, NV
Also, we will be launching a full u.s.tour in April 2010. here are the dates below.
THURSDAY- April 15th – San José, Ca
FRIDAY- April 16th – San Francisco, Ca
SATURDAY- April 17th -Reno, NV.
SUNDAY- April 18th -Boise, Idaho
TUESDAY- April 20th – Salt Lake City, Utah
WEDNESDAY- April 21st – Denver, Colorado
THURSDAY–April 22nd – Nebraska
FRIDAY- April 23rd – St. Louis, Missouri
SATURDAY- April 24th – Chicago,Illinois
SUNDAY-April 25th – Detroit,Michigan
MONDAY- April 26th – Cleveland,Ohio
WEDNESDAY- April 28th – New York, New York THURSDAY- April 29th –
Springfield, Virginia FRIDAY- April 30th – Atlanta, Georgia SATURDAY-
May 1st – St Petersburg, Florida
TUESDAY- May 4th – Orlando, Florida
WEDNESDAY- May 5th – W. Palm Beach, Florida
THURSDAY- May 6th – Jacksonville, Florida FRIDAY- May 7th – New
SATURDAY- May 8th – San Antonio, Texas
SUNDAY- May 9th – Austin, Texas
MONDAY- May 10th –Fort Worth, Texas
WEDNESDAY- May 12th- Houston, Texas
THURSDAY- May 13th – El Paso, Texas FRIDAY- May 14th – Las Vegas, NV
SATURDAY- May 15th – Tempe / Phoenix, AZ
SUNDAY- May 16th – Los Angeles, Ca
WEDNESDAY- May 19th – Modesto/Fresno, California
THURSDAY- May 20th – San Francisco, CA, California
FRIDAY- May 21st – Sacramento, CA, California
SATURDAY- May 22nd – Santa Cruz, Ca
SUNDAY- May 23rd – Bakersfield, California
1st Amendment Records is pleased to announce the signing of Texas rock band The Heroine.
The Heroine –featuring vocalist Lynnwood King, guitarist “The Kid” Luevano, guitarist Dibby Disaster, bassist Wes “The Guhly” Vargulish, and drummer Johnny Lightning– have been touring and spreading their message of rock n roll in dirty dives and large arenas the past 7 years. Rocking the hearts of every man, woman, and child they meet. The band rocked so hard in 2008 it captured the attention of Rock Legends Mötley Crüe who along with Guitar Center, Gibson Guitars and Fame Cast helped to push the band into the national spotlight. Doing so has earned them a number of endorsements and select dates on the 2009 Van’s Warped Tour.
The label debut has been released on all digital retailers and for national distribution. Phillip “Scrappy” Gordon, of 1st Amendment Records said, “These are exciting times”. Scrappy co-produced this album along with The Heroine. Scrappy stated “This band goes hand in hand with what 1st Amendment Records is all about.”
Lenny King said of their signing, “The Heroine has always been and will always be a hard working band. Joining forces with a hard working label like 1st Amendment (Records) is something I think will be very fruitful for all of us. Now it’s time to do what we do best, write KILLER songs and ILLUMINATE stages all across the world.”
The Heroine recorded their 1st Amendment Records debut at the famed 6th Street Studios in San Antonio, TX. The band is currently managed by I Am King Management. For more information on this Texas rock outfit please visit www.myspace.com/theheroinerock and www.myspace.com/1stamendmentrecords77
Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way will hit the road with Shinedown this fall in support of their self-titled debut, which released July 14th on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in Richmond, VA on Friday, September 11 and will work its way across the Midwest and West coast then travel back ending in Orlando.
To mark the release of its self-titled debut, Adelitas Way recently celebrated at the Palms Casino Resort in its hometown of Las Vegas on the album’s street date. A select number of fans who purchased their CD at ZIA Records along with local radio contest winners, gained entry to a private concert by Adelitas Way at The Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort and the after-party at Moon. Preceding their debut celebration, Adelitas Way appeared at WWE’s Monday Night RAW in Orlando.
The album’s kick off single, the power-rock anthem “Invincible,” has already been tagged as WWE Superstars theme song, been used for spots promoting the 2009 season finale of the hit series “CSI: Miami” and is currently available on iTunes. Since then, the single been streamed nearly 200,000 times on Adelitas Way’s MySpace page and is building national airplay as it climbs at both Active and Rock radio charts.
In support of the single, the band shot their video for “Invincible,” which was directed by Dale Resteghini, (Fallout Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Alter Bridge). Adelitas Way wanted to create an epic video that would awaken the fight in anyone who is in need. The video focuses on everyday people who are faced with life challenging circumstances, while delivering an inspiring message of hope and perseverance. The video will appear on AOL’s NoiseCreep.
Adelitas Way is fronted by singer Rick DeJesus, who grew up in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood that was ravaged by drugs and poverty. In 2005, he seized an opportunity to move to Las Vegas where he met up with lead guitarist Chris Iorio, guitarist Keith Wallen, drummer Trevor Stafford and bassist Derek Johnston. Soon the quintet was opening for artists like Chris Cornell, Hinder and Tantric, generating an impressive industry buzz that resulted in their signing with Virgin.
Produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T’s, 3 Doors Down), the band’s debut album is filled with hard, edgy modern rock anthems spotlighting the shredding blues style of teenage axe-slinger Iorio and the propulsive, grunge-like drums of Huntington Beach, CA native Stafford, a veteran of Ozzfest band Shuvel. N.Y. bassist Johnston and West Virginia guitarist Wallen bring a combination of indie, hardcore and classic rock influences to the band’s distinctive sound.
Adelitas Way, whose name comes from an unplanned visit to a Tijuana brothel, is currently on tour with Saliva and will head out with Sick Puppies on August 13th. You can check out first single “Invincible” and other music from Adelitas Way on the group’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/adelitasway) and at www.adelitaswaymusic.net.
Current Tour Dates:
July 29 Farmington, NM Gators Bar & Grill
July 30 Tempe, AZ Tempe Marketplace
July 31 Murray. UT Murray Theatre
August 2 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
August 8 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
August 9 Murfreesboro, TN 527 Mainstreet
August 13 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
August 14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s
August 15 Charlotte, NC Amos’s South End
August 16 Hilton Head, SC Shoreline Ballroom
August 18 Columbia, SC Headliner’s
August 19 Atlanta, GA The Loft
August 20 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
August 21 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
August 22 West Palm Beach, FL Respectable Street Caf�
August 24 Fort Walton Beach, FL The Swap
August 25 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
September 11 The National Richmond, VA
September 12 Huntington, WV Xfest 2009 (WAMX)
September 14 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
September 18 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
September 19 Reno, NV Grand Theatre
September 21 Medford, OR Medford Armory
September 22 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
September 24 Blackfoot, ID El Ray de Oro Events Center
September 25 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
September 26 St. George, UT Dixie Sunbowl
September 28 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
September 29 Modesto, CA Modesto Center Plaza
September 30 San Diego, CA House of Blues
October 3 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center
October 5 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
October 9 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
October 11 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
October 14 Little Rock, AZ Metroplex
October 17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront
October 20 N. Myrtle beach, SC House of Blues
October 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Frontiers Records are very excited to announce the signing of American rockers Nelson for a brand new Rock album – set to be titled “Lightning Strikes Twice”. The label will also release a Nelson live album recorded during the “After the Rain” tour and the original “After the Rain” demos which include some unreleased gems.
Right now the Nelson’s are hard at work in the studio working on the new album. Gunnar Nelson reports: “After many years of mutual admiration, Matthew and I are proud to announce our new partnership with our friends at Frontiers. We’re thrilled at the opportunity for a renewed vitality for Nelson. We eagerly anticipate an unstoppable connection between the songs we work so hard on and the fans of classic melodic hard rock that we make our music for. While trends have come and gone, Frontiers has stayed the course and supported a loyal fanbase all over the world. Matthew and I have taken great pride in doing the same. It’s this shared passion for great rock and roll…spearheaded by great songs…presented in a timeless fashion…that’s assured Matthew and I that Frontiers will be where our future hits find a perfect home. We’re currently hard at work in the studio after years of writing the best songs of our lives. The resulting effort will be our first original effort commissioned specifically by and for Frontiers – a seamless follow up to our triple platinum debut album After The Rain called Lightning Strikes Twice. Brother harmonies, soaring guitars, melodies that will keep you up at night… but above all… Great Songs. That is what Nelson does. And that’s all we’re ever going to do for Frontiers and our loyal fans. And with our legendary drummer Bobby Rock, international guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza, and former Aerosmith keyboardist Gary Corbett, we plan on touring the four corners of the earth to support it.
Nelson is back, and better than ever. Let’s ROCK, shall we?”
“After the Rain” was the hit debut multi-platinum album from the band led by Matthew and Gunnar in the early 1990s. They zoomed to number one with their hit song, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” had three Top 10 singles, four #1 MTV videos, five Top 40 Billboard Hits and became massively popular overseas. Every magazine from Rolling Stone to People did cover stories, and the twins performed on television shows like “Late Night With David Letterman” and “Saturday Night Live.” Critics tended to unfairly overlook Nelson, however, because of the brothers’ pin-up good looks… but that didn’t stop millions of fans from ‘getting’ what all the excitement was about.
With the rise of grunge rock in the mid-90s, pop music grew dark and foreboding. Matthew and Gunnar chose not to compromise their positive, drug-free posture to suit the trend. Those who continued to follow the brothers’ musical progress were rewarded with numerous gems on their seven subsequent albums on their own Stone Canyon Records label.
Matthew and Gunnar have rare insights into what it takes to earn longevity in the entertainment world. They continue the inspiring story of a most remarkable show business family. Their grandparents, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, achieved immortality with “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” the longest-running live action sitcom in television history. Earlier, the couple had enjoyed big band success and had scored a number one hit in 1934.
Ricky Nelson emerged from the TV series’ popularity to establish himself as one of the most important rock artists of the ’50s and ’60s with 60 million career sales and three number ones of his own. So, with Matthew and Gunnar’s “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, the Nelsons landed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family to reach number one record status in three successive generations.
Once again billed as Nelson, and reuniting the original internationally known rock band, Matthew and Gunnar continue to perform sold-out shows around the globe. Contributing to their audience’s extraordinary devotion is the fact that Matthew and Gunnar tirelessly try to please. They take time to meet and greet each and every fan following all performances… for in their own words, “Our people are everything to us.”
Defying any preconceptions, Matthew and Gunnar dazzle audiences of all ages. They carry on the family tradition, while carving out their own musical identities with grace, class, and passion. Their live show flat-out ROCKS! Much to their satisfaction, the brothers’ career path displays parallels to that of their legendary father, Ricky Nelson, who found fame as a teen idol before reinventing himself as a singer-songwriter and helping found the country rock movement.
Matthew Nelson adds: “”Gunnar and I are thrilled with this new partnership with Frontiers Records. To have the chance now to work on this new NELSON album creatively is a wonderful opportunity for us as artists and to continue the musical journey we started early in our careers. As singer songwriters we saviour this experience. We’re having a blast in the studio recording some incredible rock music. Our Pop (Ricky Nelson) taught us that all careers are really a series of comebacks, and that ‘lightning really does strike twice’…. so we’re ready to continue the rockin’ journey with Frontiers and NELSON on LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE!”
Keep in touch and up to date with everything Nelson via these outlets: www.NelsonRockBand.com / www.myspace.com/officialnelson / www.facebook.com/pages/NELSON/52382795052 / Twitter.com/NelsonRockBand / www.frontiers.it / www.myspace.com/frontiersrecords
Nelson can be heard talking about the new live show and how it feels to be back rocking in the video below.
struggle, honesty, lies, & more drinking, is a valid testament of what
life is like as a Star*rat.. Loud ,Obnoxious,narcissistic, depraved,
and most of all fun!
You could say that Star*Rats relates a little to the newer wave of american
hard rock like Velvet Revolver, Buckcherry, Sixx A.M, & Papa Roach, but yet again, completly their own!
Broken Halo (Adrenaline Records 2004)
Rebelütion (Perris Records 2006)
Quickly rising alternative rock band, CAVO, prepares to release their debut album, Bright Nights * Dark Days, on August 11th! The St. Louis band, which began in March 2001, consists of singer Casey Walker, guitarist Chris Hobbs, bassist Brian Smith, and drummer Chad La Roy. The band recorded an EP in early 2007 that caught the attention of a local St. Louis radio station, and was quickly put into rotation while the band began to play live showcases around the country. Record producer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore) quickly took notice and with him on board, Cavo signed with Reprise Records in October 2008. Now, after nine years together as a band, Cavo is releasing their major-label debut Bright Nights * Dark Days, which includes the propulsive first single “Champagne,” which is in the Top 5 most requested songs at over 60 Rock stations, as well as “Let It Go,” which was featured in the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie and soundtrack.
Currently, Cavo is out on the Crue Fest 2 tour through August!
Should Cavo’s new video, “Champagne” SINK of SWIM? Decide with your votes below!
With iGetMusic, Amphony is unveiling a new and innovative approach for iPod fans to build and expand their music collection.
“Traditional methods for obtaining music for the iPod, such as ripping CDs or downloading MP3s from the internet, have always proven to be unattractive from a user point of view,” said Gunter Fellbaum, Marketing Director at Amphony. “iGetMusic works by automatically recording music from the vast song collection of CBS Radio. The user thereby gets access to over 6 million songs without having to pay per song, without a monthly fee and without having to worry about breaking any laws.”
With iGetMusic, a user simply selects a desired music category and iGetMusic will record any of the over 200 music channels from AOL Radio, Yahoo! Launchcast or Play.It. In addition, custom music channels can be created by the user and automatically recorded by iGetMusic.
Internet radio recording software has always been unable to generate full-length tracks due to inaccurate track separation and the cross-fading between titles in internet radio streams. In contrast, songs recorded with iGetMusic are full length without missing anything at the beginning or end, essentially the same as if copied directly from a CD. Further all recorded songs are 100% accurately tagged with title, artist and album information. CD album covers are saved automatically for display on an iPod or computer media player.
In contrast to flat-rate music providers and music web sites, such as iTunes, iGetMusic songs are saved in the unencrypted iPod m4a format and thus are not restricted to specific audio players. Songs in the m4a format are only half the size of MP3 files at the same level of audio quality thus doubling the amount of songs that can be stored on the iPod.
“Another unique feature of iGetMusic is the ability to record any number of music channels simultaneously on a single PC. As a result, a user can expand the music collection at a speed which is only limited by the speed of the computer and internet connection.”
Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Amphony is a startup technology company that has become the leading provider of digital wireless headphones and audio transmitter products. In the U.S., Amphony products are sold by Amphony Corp., an affiliated Amphony company.
WorldSound has confirmed that the August 25th street date for the new album from Sacred Oath is firmly in place. Transworld Entertainment (who operate FYE stores across America) will carry the CD on a national level and even feature the band as part of a special metal music promotion in 100 stores. Best Buy, Hot Topic, and Borders will stock the disc in the northeast and mid-atlantic states first. HMV stores will stock the new album in stores across Canada. Newly packaged editions of A Crystal Vision and ‘Till Death Do Us Part will also be available on that date.
The brand new self-titled album “Sacred Oath” was released in Europe on July 10th through SAOL, a subsidiary of the CMM Marketing, distributed by H’Art Musik.
iTunes featured the album for 10 consecutive weeks on the Rock Homepage and chose the first single “Counting Zeros” as the Discovery Download of the Week April 7th as part of an exclusive digital release.
Distribution in North America is through E1 Entertainment (Koch).
up-coming CD that will be released in late September.
“This is awesome, we get the chance to reach a huge crowd by signing this deal. Swedmetal records will help us to climb up the ladder to the top, as they have done with several of their other artists. We believe this is the best that could happen to Lucky Bastardz, so now we´re ready for world domination”.
Geppo – Vocals
Paco – Guitar
Evan L.A: – Bass
Mark – Drums
31 jul MTC CLUB KÖLN (Germany)
01 aug BAUWAGEN PLATZ – SCHOENER WOHEN Köln (Germany)
29 aug JACKHOLE Vicenza (Italy)
05 sep BIKE AND ROLL Genova (Italy)
11 sep BLACK ROSE LIVE PUB Brescia (Italy)
12 sep MEPHISTO ROCK CAFE’ Alessandria (Italy)
The Worlds Greatest Flamenco Glam Punk Rumba Rock n Roll Gypsy Kings GYPSY PISTOLEROS have finished recording the mini album ‘Hotel de la muerte’ Produced once more by the legendary & eccentric Joe Gibb ( Catatonia, Funeral for a friend, Janes Addiction, The Kinks ,etc ) in Mighty Atom Studios ( Wales ) .
Artist extraordinaire Jo Burgon – Candy Machine Art ( Metallica, Led Zeppelin,L.A Guns, Wednesday 13, Metallica, etc ) has designed and illustrated the new album and t-shirt design in a Priest, Hellsing , From Dawn to Dusk, El Mariachi style!!!
Tracks are ‘Living down with the Gypsies, Walk through the shadows, Sangre de las Rosas, Welcome to the Hotel de la muerte, Son illusiones.
The New album ‘ Hotel de la Muerte !’ is out October 12th on Bad Reputation Records www.badreputation.fr , accompanied by the triumphant live DVD at Rocklahoma 2009 -Ten live tracks will be featured.
A free single download ‘ Vivo con los Gitanos’ will be available Sept 1st accompanied by the video to be filmed in the old Spaghetti Western set in Almeria Spain.
Gypsy Pistoleros will be released on Bad Reputation Records after the Lime/EMI Records deal was turned down at the last hour after Lime MD Paul Elsasser (who met & set up the deal) future is in doubt at the company!
Latest Pistolero news www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
GYPSY PISTOLEROS are
Lee J Pistolero-voice
U.K & Euro Tours to be announced with Beautiful Creatures & Faster Pussycat!
U.S Tour in November L.A Guns, Gypsy Pistoleros & Dirty Penny!!!
A new version of ‘Sangre de las Rosas’ will be released as a single later in the fall, featuring a duet with Joe Leste ( Bang Tango,Beautiful Creatures) mixed & produced by Anthony Focx ( Buckcherry, Metallic & Aerosmith -Guitar hero)
A U.S Record Release is under separate negotiation.
For the people who know me it is no secret I am a huge Wildhearts fan. Ginger Wildheart is probably one of the most under appreciated musicians in the business today, not only as a songwriter but singer as well. The Wildhearts may be an acquired taste for some people, but seriously folks Ginger could sing Webster’s Dictionary and make it catchy and sing along. Needless to say I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Chutzpah which is the Wildhearts 9th studio album and the first original album since ’07’s self titled effort. Chutzpah is definitely the most cohesive release so far and also has the chance to be the biggest Wildhearts album to date. “The Jackson Whites” kicks everything off in grand fashion. This song is absolutely begging to be played live and one guaranteed to get the crowd involved with the sing along chorus and great rhythm. “Plastic Jebus” has an industrialized feel to it ala Rob Zombie until the vocals kick in and oddly enough the vocals and music melt together perfectly. “Plastic Jebus” should garner the Wildhearts all kinds of spins on radio along with “the Only One” which is a mid-tempo number that alternative radio is jumping all over these days. Dare I say “the Only One” could be a Top 40 hit? Quite possibly.
In the same vein as “the Jackson Whites” “John of Violence” is another song begging to be played live, great rhythm, great feel, and Ritch Battersby kills the drums on this song excellent job. With a chugging intro and great catchy foot stomping chorus “You Are Proof That Not All Women Are Insane” could quite possibly be the best song on “Chutzpah”. What Wildhearts album without at least one song where Ginger is raging on vocals? For Chutzpah, “Tim Smith” is that song heavy chugging bass lines from Scott Sorry, Ginger’s raging vocals classic Wildhearts right here. “You Took The Sunshine From New York” is one more song that should get plenty of spins on radio this is a catchy almost pop song that is great nonetheless and could give “Women Are Insane” a run for best song on this album. “Mazel Tov Cocktail” another great catchy pop oriented song from Ginger and the guys foot tapping sing along at its best. The title track “Chutzpah” closes out the album and it is another rager. Good luck trying to sing a long with this one.
Chutzpah is loaded with great songs from start to finish, absolutely no filler on this album. As great a job Ginger and the guys did with the songwriting and playing you have to give producer Jacob Hansen a hand for bringing it altogether and getting the very best out of the band on this release. The results? One of the best albums of the year and the best Wildhearts album yet.
Rating: Out of 10
1. The Jackson Whites
2. Plastic Jebus
3. The Only One
4. John Of Violence
5. You Are Proof That Not All Women Are Insane
6. Tim Smith
7. Low Energy Vortex
8. You Took The Sunshine From New York
9. Mazel Tov Cocktail
The Wildhearts are:
Ginger – Vocals/Guitar
CJ – Vocals/Guitar
Scott Sorry – Vocals/Bass
Ritch Battersby – Drums
Twisted Sister needs no introduction to hard rock fans any where. Twisted Sister is headlining the Rock Gone Wild festival on Saturday August 22nd.
Check out the Twisted Sister’s brand new video, “30”!
The longplayer will be available all over Europe. Both parties are
really excited about this and are looking forward to work together.
Vanity Ink hails from Helsinki, Finland, and has so far released two EPs (…roadkills!, 2004 and Vanity is a Full-time Job, 2005) and one full-length album (On Your Skin, 2007). The Inkers were born and raised with rock’n’roll records and they sold their souls already at their early ages. Many years in this business guarantee the professionalism but their wicked sense of humour and togetherness keeps them yahoo enough.
Swedmetal Records is a proud home of some of the best acts in sleaze/glam/rock’n’roll. They have released stuff from the likes of Pretty Wild, Glorious Bankrobbers, Cherry Lips, Innocent Rosie, Steevi Jaimz, Shameless and Crazy Lixx (the former band of the Hardcore Superstar guitarist Vic Zino) – to mention a few.
Annabella (Vanity Ink singer says) “This is a boost for us, signing with a such good label. We really like their earlier releases, and now we are one of them. It´s a fantastic feeling, and we´re ready to bring both the label and us to a new level”.
Annabella – vocals
Juha Bandit – guitar
Jussi – guitar
Miki Peltola – bass
Sam Junni – drums
14.08.2009 Liberte, HELSINKI
18.09.2009 Dog’s Home, TAMPERE
19.09.2009 Ravintola Popo, RUOVESI
25.09.2009 Yellowstone, KOTKA
26.09.2009 Gloria, HELSINKI
Paul Shortino, best known as the frontman for Rough Cutt and his short stint in Quiet Riot, will be the special guest on this week’s edition of Hard Rock Nights (July 31-August 6). Shortino has just released a new solo album, Chasing My Dream, and is currently working in the studio with Ron Keel on the new Keel album due out early next year.
Shortino joins JT to discuss his days in Rough Cutt, working with guitarists Jake E. Lee, Craig Goldy, and Amir Derakh, and his brief time with Quiet Riot, as well as his current projects.
Hard Rock Nights can be heard on Stickman Radio every Friday at 1 pm EST, KWTF The Edge every Friday at 10 pm EST, and Rock Hard Radio every Saturday at 9 pm EST and Sunday at noon EST.
Rocking the world of hard rock and heavy metal since 1988, Lillian Axe is a veteran rock band that knows what it takes to deliver the goods. They’ve recently returned with their latest CD, Sad Day On Planet Earth, trying to prove that they can still rock hard and make a great album worthy of your valuable listening time.
Sad Day On Planet Earth opens with the excellent instrumental, “Cocoon”, which sets the stage for the rest of the disc. The acoustic guitar mixed with some special sound effects paints a dark, ominous picture of what’s to come. “Cocoon” bleeds into “Megaslowfade”, a rocker that was made to lead off an album.
“Megaslowfade” takes the intro of “Cocoon” and turns it on its ear. This is a guitar heavy, head banging, hard rocking, fist pumping song that electrifies the senses. An enjoyable way to get things started, “Megaslowfade” is one of the best cuts on the disc. The changes from bridge to chorus to verse are well done and enjoyable, and show just how much talent this band still has. The power behind this song is breathtaking; a great punch in the gut that makes the listener notice the immediate impact of Sad Day On Planet Earth.
“Jesus Wept” picks up where the previous song left off, albeit it a slightly slower tempo. This is a catchy song that will have you singing along in no time. The demanding drumbeat, gripping guitar riffs, and crisp vocals pull this song together and make it one to remember.
The title track is the power ballad of the disc without much power. While the message in the lyrics is strong and worth paying attention to, the music doesn’t quite match up and this attempt at a ballad misses the mark. Derrick LeFevre’s voice isn’t up to the task of singing this slow one, and the acoustic guitar riffs are lack innovation and style; they’re just plain vanilla. “Within Your Reach” is the better ballad on the disc, but still doesn’t deliver that knockout punch expected in a strong, complete ballad. The song starts with potential, but falls apart by the chorus and is never able to recover from that point.
“Fire, Blood, the Earth and Sea” is the big, Maiden-esque epic to close out the disc, and it delivers. This is a good way to say goodbye and a great showing of Lillian Axe’s talent. The acoustic guitar intros the song followed by a singing chant from Derrick LeFevre to set up the hammer punch that will soon follow. Like most great epics, this song is complete with several chord changes, lyrical depth, and a deeper message within the lyrics. This song pulsates with power and if there is one song that you should own from this album, “Fire, Blood, the Earth and Sea” is the one. This is an amazing, powerful song that is pleasing to the ear and sure to be enjoyed by any heavy metal fan.
While Derrick LeFevre may not be the original lead singer of the band, he has a great voice and is an excellent singer for Lillian Axe. While he struggles with the ballads, Derrick still has a strong voice and proves it on the heavier tracks from Sad Day On Planet Earth. His vocal styles combined with the amazing guitar work of Sam Poitevent and Steven Blaze make for a great combination and a lot of fun.
Sad Day On Planet Earth is rock with an edge. This is a solid album that delivers what rock fans want, hard hitting, catchy tunes that will move your feet and have you banging your head and throwing your metal hair all over the place. What more could a metal addict want?
Rating: Out of 10
- Jesus Wept
- The Grand Scale of Finality
- Sad Day On Planet Earth
- Within Your Reach
- Down Below The Ocean
- Blood Raining Down On Her Wings
- Cold Day In Hell
- Nocturnal Symphony
- Kill Me Again
- Fire, Blood, the Earth, and Sea
Lillian Axe is
Eric Morris – Bass Guitar
Sam Poitevent – Guitar/Vocals
Derrick LeFevre – Lead Vocals
Steven Blaze – Guitar/Vocals
Ken Koudelka – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie.
Check out the brand new video, “Hollow Earth” From Twisted Roots. Starring: Adam… Sonny.. Pete and Mark … aka “Twisted Roots”
Megadeth has released the artwork for their brand new CD, Endgame. While Vic Rattlehead is obviously missing, it still looks pretty cool. Endgame will hit U.S. Stores September 15th.
Want a copy of the new Killswitch Engage CD? How about an autographed copy? Hard Rock Hideout and Roadrunner Records are giving away 10 autographed copies of the new self titled Killswitch Engage CD. This contest is good through August 14th, so act now!!
JANUS–David Scotney (vocals), Johnny Salazar (percussion), Alan Quitman (bass), Mike Tyranski (guitar/programming)–will be releasing their debut album, RED RIGHT RETURN, September 22 on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
The album’s first single, “Eyesore,” has already been added to Rock radio stations nationwide including Q101/Chicago, WJJO/Madison, WWBN/Flint, KXFX/Santa Rosa, and KISW/Seattle. A video for the track—directed by Noah Shulman (Sleepless City Productions)–will make its world premiere on AOL’s “Noisecreep” (www.noisecreep.com) on Thursday, July 30.
JANUS’ music was previously featured on such TV shows as MTV’s “Road Rules,” “The Real World,” and “Bad Girls Club” and NBC’s “The Science of Love.”
RED RIGHT RETURN is a collection of ten seamlessly flowing tracks that showcase the band’s ability to bring the Rock world an intelligent fresh sound. JANUS’ debut harkens back to the days when albums were written as a total piece of work, as opposed to a group of single songs. The Chicago natives recorded, produced, created all the themes, digital presence, and artwork on their own. Lyrically, the songs have very strong universal underpinnings to real life experiences. While they tell a particular story, the end result is left open to interpretation and the listener is free to draw their own conclusions.
JANUS uses a broad range of dynamics and instruments not often used in the Rock world (violins, cellos, timpani drums, a full choir, air raid sirens and a glockenspiel) to produce a sound of melodic, ethereal backdrops grounded in aggressive, heavy, rhythms.
In an early review of RED RIGHT RETURN, Absolutepunk.net raved: “There are a few bands, given the opportunity, could take the radio by storm. JANUS is a perfect example of this type of band. If they were given the chance, and played on some larger radio stations alongside all of our alternative ‘favorites’ (sound-alikes), they could earn themselves hordes of fans.” While Away-team.com hailed in a 9 out of 10 album review: “Brilliant on many levels and impeccably engineered and produced to perfection.”
JANUS will be on the road non-stop throughout the remainder of 2009, and well into 2010, to promote RED LIGHT RETURN. The first batch of dates includes shows with Sevendust and Chevelle, as well as various radio stations festival appearances. Check them out at any of the following shows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 8/12 Chicago, IL Angels and Kings
Thu 8/20 Libertyville, IL Austin’s Fuel Room (with Sevendust)
Sun 8/23 St. Louis, MO KPNT Pointfest
Thu 9/3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sun 9/6 Madison, WI Taste of Madison (WJJO show)
Sun 9/13 Flint, MI The Machine Shop (with Chevelle)
Fri 9/25 Detroit, MI Blondie’s
Sat 9/26 South Barrington, IL Penny Road Pub
We are thrilled to announce that the Steel Panther shows due to take place this September across the UK, have been moved to larger venues (all except Birmingham) to accommodate the overwhelming demand for tickets. All tickets for the previous venues are still valid.
Lock up your Mums, sisters and daughters! Break out your hairspray – Los Angeles’ premiere heavy metal band, Steel Panther, will be releasing their killer power ballad, Community Property, on Island Records on September 14th. The track will be released on CD and available as a download with the following tracklilsting:
1 – Community Property
2 – I Want Pussy
3 – Community Property – Clean
Steel Panther are audacious frontman Michael Starr, who together with, Stix Zadinia on drums, Satchel on guitar, and bassist Lexxi Foxx ignite audiences from every walk of life with their unbridled valentine that goes right for the jugular of the heavy metal repertoire. The four member band, known for their outrageous stage presence and gargantuan guitar riffs have been entertaining fans and scores of rock and entertainment VIPs with their raucous antics via L.A.’s longest running heavy metal show on the Sunset Strip for nearly a decade (now running at the infamous Key Club every Monday night). The band also holds residencies at the Green Valley Resort and Casino on Friday and Aliante Resort on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The band recently wowed UK audiences with a tent busting performance at Download festival, which was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated debut performances by a band whose album hadn’t even come out! The UK trip’s crowing glory was a headline show at the 229 club in London which will go down in history as a triumph for the return of heavy metal!
The venue changes for the band’s September shows are as follows
SUNDAY 13th – BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 2
MONDAY 14th – MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2 (formerly Club Academy)
TUESDAY 15th – GLASGOW GARAGE (formerly G2)
WEDNESDAY 16th – LONDON 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE (formerly Electric Ballroom)
Tickets on sale now, priced at £11 regionally and £13.50 in London and are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk
With critics raving that their sold-out brand of ‘unmistakable roaring rock’ has put the fun back in music, the band also carries their unvarnished sense of excess over to their website http://www.steelpantherrocks.com or their myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/steelpantherkicksass – which embodies another stirring quality of Steel Panther – truth in advertising.
In celebration of their new release, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies and Hard Rock Hideout are giving you a chance to win a 32” Flat Screen TV and 8.0 megapixel camera phone, brought to you by Samsung Mobile™, Rock Prophecies and Virgin Records!
Three lucky runner-ups will get Samsung Bluetooth headset.
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I don’t typically review too many greatest hits collections at Hard Rock Hideout, as they rarely offer music fans anything new, other than a song or two.
I have been a fan of Danger Danger for years, but I must admit that I didn’t keep up with Ted Poley’s solo career after he left that band. This greatest hits collection is a cool career retrospective for Poley. It covers music from his solo project Poley/Pichler, Bone Machine, Melodica, Poley/Rivera, JK Northrup and more. There are also a few unreleased demos & songs. Many of the songs on this CD, I have listened to for the very first time, and I am surprised just how good some of this stuff really is.
Some of my favorites include the Journey like “Deep Inside”, the rockin’ “Simple Life”, the bluesy “Phone Sex” the hard rocker, “Luv on Me” the glam rock like “Takoyaki Rock” and the heavyiest cut “Wastin’ Your Luv”. The song “Ted Poley” is a parody of the KISS song “Unholy”. It features comedian CC Banana and Chris Caffery. It is good for a laugh or two.
Are all of the songs in this two CD set worthy of a greatest hits collection? Probably not. With over two hours of music, on the two CD’s in this set, Ted Poley’s Greatestits is a solid collection of tunes that will not disappoint two many melodic rock fans. This probably could have been shortened down to one CD, but with 33 new tracks at my disposal, I won’t complain too much.
You can score a copy of this 2 CD set at TedPoley.com, and CDInzane.com.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Yeah You Want It
2. What If She Knew
3. Waiting Line
5. Deep Inside
6. Going Blind
7. I Love You
8. You’re The One
9. Let Me Out
10. Missing You
13. Mrs Frankenstein
14. The Song
15. Life And Times
16. Simple Life
17. Phone Sex
1. Luv On Me
3. One And Only
4. Praying For A Miracle
5. Only Human
6. Crossing This Ocean
7. Perfect Imperfection
8. If I Were James Taylor
9. Takoyaki Rock
10. Wastin Your Luv
11. Listen To Ya
12. Smile (Original Smile demo)
13. You Wont See Me Cryin (prev. unreleased demo)
14. Tokyo Nites (prev. unreleased demo)
15. A Letter To Santa
16.Ted Poley (Parody of the KISS Song “Unholy” by C.C Banana w/ Chris Caffery)
Check out the latest video from Vampire rockers Soulidium, “Live Forever”. This video features the goth & metal girls of Vicious Angels. Enjoy!!