From Rolling Stone.com:
Bon Jovi told Rolling Stone that they’ll be going “back to rock & roll” on their next album, and today we learned when their return to their roots will go down: Bon Jovi announced today that their next album The Circle will be released on November 10th. First single “We Weren’t Born To Follow” debuted on radio yesterday, featuring an anthemic chorus of “We weren’t born to follow, come on and get up off your knees, when life is a bitter pill to swallow, you got to hold on to what you believe.” Have a listen at the Island Def Jam site.
The Circle follows the band’s platinum-selling, country-tinged LP Lost Highway. “I think what happened is the fact that we made the kind of Nashville-influenced record, and it created this vacuum now for a big rock record from us. There’s a continued evolution,” guitarist Richie Sambora told Rolling Stone. “[The Circle] doesn’t sound like any other previous record. Everybody that we’ve been playing it for has been real turned on by it, and we’re certainly happy with how it turned out.”
The Circle find Bon Jovi reteaming with producer John Shanks, who also worked with the band on 2005’s Have A Nice Day and 2007’s Lost Highway. Sambora also told RS that Bon Jovi would set out on tour to promote the album sometime in the Spring of 2010, promising that the ensuing trek is “going to be a big one.”
S.E.X. Department posted the following this morning:
We are sorry about ROCK GONE WILD fiasco, we lost our money and weeks of preparation, but the most disappointing thing is, we can’t rock with all r’n’r fans and other bands. We were really looking forward to playing there
and partying with all rock’n’roll soldiers.
S.E.X. DEPARTMENT ( Italy ), STALLION FOUR ( Sweden ), FRANKENSTEIN 3000 ( New Jersey ) and ASHAMED (Kansas) – the open bands of ex ROCK GONE WILD festival decided to unite our
rock’n’roll forces and give to all RGW victims 1 song for free from our old projects, demos or new albums. You can download for free “ROCKERS GONE WILD COMPILATION” now
from the blog on: www.myspace.com/rockersgonewild
Live Nation dropped prices lower than ever last week on amphitheater tickets across the country and fans responded by buying tickets in record numbers. So for the second week in a row, Live Nation’s No Service Fee Wednesday promotion will continue to offer the deepest discounts of the summer bringing fans $10 All-In lawn tickets and $15 reserved seats with absolutely no service fees.
It’s fans’ final chance to get in to see a concert by some of the world’s biggest performers for a price that can’t be beat. For 24 hours only, on August 19th at 12:01 a.m., live music fans can purchase tickets with absolutely no fees, saving up to 60% on summer concert tickets for artists such as Creed, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode and Lil’ Wayne.
For a full list of concerts included in the one day ticket sale, please visit www.LiveNation.com.
Subject to availability at participating venues and select shows. Includes print at home and US mail delivery, parking where applicable. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
Guitar legend Steve Vai is the special guest on the next edition of Hard Rock Nights, the weekly syndicated radio program. Steve joins JT to talk about his upcoming DVD release, “Where The Wild Things Are,” as well as chat about beekeeping, the “Crossroads” movie, and his time with Diamond David Lee Roth.
Hard Rock Nights can be heard on a number of radio stations dedicated to rock and metal. Point your browser to http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a complete list of stations and airtimes.
Check out the brand new video, “Invincible” from Adelitas Way.
Daughtry will launch a 36-date U.S. arena tour this fall to support the group’s new studio album, Leave This Town. The opening acts will be main support Theory Of A Deadman and opener Cavo. The upcoming tour will launch October 19 in Topeka, KS before ending the first leg of the tour December 20 in Evansville, IN.
The tour announcement happens while Leave This Town continues its impressive streak of success. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, has sold more than a half million copies in five weeks.. The album’s first single, “No Surprise,” tops No.1 on the Hot A/C chart this week. It is the band’s fourth #1 hit, a rare feat for any recording artist.
After finishing a sold out club tour this month, Chris Daughtry says the band is busy preparing for its upcoming arena tour. “We dreamed about how it would feel playing these songs to packed arenas, and we’re excited to get our chance,” Chris says. “We have a great show planned and can’t wait to hit the road to share it with our fans.”
Leave This Town is Daughtry’s first album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and its second consecutive No. 1 album, selling 269,299 copies sold in its first week of release.
Daughtry fans can locate tour and ticket information online at http://www.daughtryofficial.com/us/tour.
Here is the confirmed tour routing with on sale dates:
Tickets On Sale: Saturday, August 22
October 19 Topeka, KS – Kansas ExpoCentre
October 21 Omaha, NE – Omaha Civic Auditorium
October 22 Ames, IA – Hilton Coliseum
October 24 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
October 25 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
October 26 Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
October 28 Lansing, MI – Breslin Events Center
October 29 Saginaw, MI – Dow Events Center
October 31 Toledo, OH – Lucas County Arena
November 2 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
November 4 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
November 5 Reading, PA – Sovereign Center
November 6 Atlantic City, NJ – Trump Taj Mahal
Tickets On Sale: Saturday, September 19
November 12 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
November 13 Highland Heights, KY – The Bank of Kentucky Center
November 14 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 16 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
November 17 Bridgeport, CT – Arena at HarborYard
November 19 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
November 20 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Tickets On Sale: Saturday, September 26
November 30 Gainesville, FL – Stephen Connell Center
December 1 Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee County Civic Center
December 2 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
December 4 Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena
December 5 Louisville, KY – Broadbent Arena
December 7 Tupelo, MS – BancorpSouth Arena
December 8 Bossier City, LA – CenturyTel Center
December 9 Lafayette, LA – Cajundome
December 11 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
December 12 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
December 13 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
December 15 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
December 16 Jonesboro, AR – ASU Convocation Center
December 18 Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
December 19 Southaven, MS – DeSoto Civic Center
December 20 Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium
Catch Cycle of Pain on the road in September and October with Black Label Society or Shinedown on select dates!
Sept 13, 2009 – w/ Black Label Society
The Vic Theater
Sept 14, 2009 – HEADLINING
The Rock House
3940 S. Keystone AVe
Sept 15, 2009 – HEADLINING
1386 Lexington Rd
Little Rock AR
James Brown Arena
House of Blues
Myrtle Beach SC
House of Blues
After a succession of tour dates and festival appearances throughout Europe in 2008 and 2009, Swedish heavy metal powerhouse ENFORCER are preparing to invade American soil for the very first time during the NORTH AMERICAN NIGHTMARE TOUR alongside Canadian headbangers CAULDRON (Earache).
In support of their best-selling debut album Into the Night, ENFORCER will be performing approximately 30 dates throughout North America before returning home to their native Sweden to start work on their
sophomore album tentatively scheduled for release in April 2010. Visit the band’s myspace profile to get a preview of things to come with the new demo track “Roll the Dice”. Summoning the classic metal sounds
of IRON MAIDEN, EXCITER, SAVAGE GRACE and MERCYFUL FATE, ENFORCER delivers melody, hooks and vocal range not heard since the golden days of heavy metal. Dates are as follows. Watch the ENFORCER myspace page for updated tour dates as they become available.
August 20th Chicago, IL @ Café Lura
August 21st Detroit, MI @ Blondies
August 22nd Toledo, OH @ Ramalama Records
August 23rd Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi’s
August 25th Burley, ID @ Club Down Under
August 26th Missoula, MT @ The Palace Lounge
August 27th Boise, ID @ Gusto’s
August 28th Tacoma, WA @ Hell’s Kitchen
August 29th Seattle, WA @ Josephine’s
August 30th Portland, OR @ Kelly’s Olympian
August 31st Redding, CA @ Bubba Thrasher’s
September 1st Medford, OR @ Musichead
September 2nd San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
September 3rd Santee, CA @ The Second Wind
September 4th Los Angeles, CA @ The Black Castle
September 5th San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
September 6th Flagstaff, AZ @ Mad Italian’s Club 101
September 7th Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
September 8th Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix Bar
September 9th Oklahoma, OK @ The Conservatory
September 10th Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
September 11th Manhattan, KS @ PJ’s
September 12th Forth Worth, TX @ Rockstar Sports Bar
September 13th Panama City Beach, FL @ Dysfunction Junction
September 14th Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
September 15th Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
September 16th Raliegh, NC @ The Dive Bar Raleigh
September 17th Canonsburg, PA @ DV8
September 18th Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa
September 19th Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
September 20th Ronkonkoma, NY @ Traxx
September 21st Portsmouth, NH @ Muddy River
September 22nd Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Listen to ENFORCER at http://www.myspace.com/enforcerswe
10/6- Key Club; W. Hollywood, CA
10/9- The Prophet Bar/The Door; Dallas, TX
10/10- Zombie’s; San Antonio, TX
10/11- Meridian; Houston, TX
10/14- The Masquerade; Atlanta, GA
10/15- The Social; Orlando, FL
10/16- Ground Zero; Spartanburg, SC
10/18- Recher Theatre; Towson, MD
10/20- The Gramercy; New York, NY
Three Days Grace have premiered the album art for Life Starts Now! The album is set to hit stores September 22nd via Jive Records, with the first single off the record titled “Break.” Visit their official page for more information as the band has been blogging throughout their recording process.
“Everest” may be the best release of Swiss rockers Shakra’s career, but shortly after its release the band announced vocalist Mark Fox would be leaving the band due to conflicts with Shakra’s business partners. What a shame because Fox’s vocals on “Everest” are his best performance in the six years he has been with Shakra.
“Ashes To Ashes” gets “Everest” started off, this heavy melodic rocker has a great intro with a tight groove from the rhythm section of Dominik Pfister (bass) and Roger Tanner (drums). Lead guitarist Thom Blunier puts on a great solo as well, very hard not to do the ol’ head bang with this song. “Love & Pain” is up next heavier and slower than “Ashes To Ashes” but just as melodic the band as a whole sounds great on this song but Pfister & Tanner may well be on their way to becoming my favorite rhythm section. “Let Me Lie My Life To You” is one of my favorite tracks on the album, a great melodic rocker with some great sing along verses and choruses guitarists Blunier and Thomas Muster absolutely smoke this song. “the Illusion of Reality” is a slow, moody rocker that picks up at the chorus, I just can’t get over how tight the band sounds on this album. “Why?” is power ballad with a nice acoustic intro and some nice piano pieces throughout kind of sounds like a mix of Gotthard/Scorpions. “the Journey” starts out a slow, thumping rocker that kicks in before the first verse then slows down and speeds up throughout at 4 minutes this song would be awesome but at 8 minutes long I am ready to get to the next track. Blunier pulls of a nice solo but does it really need to be 3 minutes long? As soon as “Regressive Evolution” starts so does the foot tapping great song and Pfister’s bass sounds great as well. “Anybody Out There” is another song I would consider a favorite on “Everest” a mid tempo rocker that sounds like it would get over big in a live setting. “Right Between The Eyes” and “Dirty Money” are solid rockers that should go over well live. “Insanity” has stadium written all over it, another favorite of mine. Blunier once again pulls off a great solo. “Hopeless” is the album closer with some nice piano and strings included but I just never understand it when a band closes an album with a ballad.
The remaining members of Shakra are going to continue without Fox, in fact if you think you’re their man send a demo-song or just an e-mail to email@example.com . Whoever they decide on as the next singer are going to have some big shoes to fill, especially after Fox’s performance on “Everest” . Otherwise you can check out Shakra at http://www.myspace.com/shakrarock or www.shakra.ch.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Ashes To Ashes
2. Love & Pain
3. Let Me Lie My Life To You
4. The Illusion Of Reality
6. The Journey
7. Regressive Evolution
8. Anybody Out There
9. Right Between The Eyes
10. Dirty Money
Mark Fox – Vocals
Thom Blunier- guitar
Thomas Muster – guitar
Dominik Pfister – bass
Roger Tanner – drums
Check out Hardcore Superstar’s new video, “Beg For It”. This is the title track from their new album, which is in stores now!
Check out the new live clip fromLiving Dead Lights, “What Do You Do”. This song is available on the band’s new five song EP, which is available on iTunes here.
KISS and Walmart announced today that SONIC BOOM—the bands highly anticipated CD, and its first new material in 11 years—will be sold in the U.S. and Canada exclusively at Walmart and Sams Club retail locations beginning October 6. SONIC BOOM, produced by the bands Paul Stanley in Los Angeles, is the centerpiece of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits CD as well as a live DVD shot in Argentina during the bands recent, record-breaking KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour. The CD set will retail for $12, with pre-orders starting in September on Walmart.com.
KISS’ Gene Simmons says, “SONIC BOOM” may be the best new record we’ve done since Destroyer! It is Rock And Roll Over meets Love Gun. The worlds biggest retailer had better get ready for the hottest band in the world and hire more cashiers before October 6th!
Stanley continues, “Through all of the albums that are considered our classics, we tried to always find ways to give our fans extras that went beyond just the music. Besides our making the best KISS album in decades, Walmart has made it possible for us to include a bonus CD with 15 of our most famous songs and an additional live DVD, shot during our recent concert in Buenos Aires. So in every sense, SONIC BOOM is the ultimate return to classic KISS form. You wanted the best, you got the best!”
In celebration of the albums release, KISS announced today a special KISS ALIVE 35 show at Detroit Rock City’s legendary concert venue, Cobo Arena, on September 25. This historic structure, which is slated for closure, has hosted KISS concerts on numerous occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that were recorded to become the KISS ALIVE! album. Tracks made famous on KISS ALIVE!—including “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Deuce”, “Black Diamond”, and “Hotter Than Hell”—are well represented on the greatest hits disc included with SONIC BOOM. The Detroit show, which will live another 35 years in KISStory, features opening act Buckcherry and goes on sale to the public at 5 pm EDT on August 21 at Ticketmaster.com.
Walmart, one of Americas largest music retailers, is finalizing its exciting plans now for its in-store and online destinations for KISS fans surrounding the launch of the new album and tour, and will host various KISS products in addition to their music in its stores this fall. More details on Walmart KISS activity, announcements regarding album pre-sales, sweepstakes and KISS appearances will be shared shortly.
U.D.O is back with their twelfth studio album, Dominator. This new disc might just be their best one yet.
While I agree that Udo Dirkschneider’s vocals might be an acquired taste, I have loved his voice ever since his early days with Accept. It is hard for me to believe at 57 years old, Udo can still manage to sing at such a high level. On Dominator, he is on top of his game, and vocals are razor sharp.
There are a couple of songs on Dominator that I didn’t care for. “Heavy Metal Heaven” and “Devil’s Rendezvous” just didn’t do it for me. “Devil’s Rendezvous” is a little more poppy than I would expect from U.D.O. The rest of the disc is pretty damn good.
“The Bogeyman” has a slow intro, that led me to believe that this song would plod along, and be a fairly boring track to start off this CD. That is not the case at all. “The Bogeyman” kicks into gear quickly and instantly got me headbanging and singing “He is the Bogeyman”.
“Dominator” is an absolutely killer title cut. This is one of my favorite metal songs of 2009! The guitars of Kaufmann and Gianola are pretty awesome on this tune.
“Black and White” and “Infected” are two more heavy rocking cuts back to back. I was already familiar with “Infected” from the U.D.O. EP that came out earlier this year. If you didn’t grab that EP, this is your second chance to grab the tune “Infected”. Both “Black and White” and “Infected” are awesome cuts on this disc.
“Doom Ride” is a pretty catchy number that seems to get better with each listen. You will find yourself singing Doooooooooom Ride in no time.
“Stillness of Time” is a mid tempo cut that does a good job breaking up the pace of Dominator. At times, I think this song leans more towards Whitesnake than Accept. This song adds in keyboards with some über cool riffing from Kaufman. About midway through the song has some awesome Spanish guitar, before moving back to the classic style riffing. This song is probably as radio friendly as you will ever hear U.D.O. get, and I am ok with that. This is a great tune!
DO NOT drive while listening to the song “Speed Demon”. You will get a speeding ticket. This high octane rocker will have you putting your foot to the floor. If you foot isn’t slammed down on the accelerator, it will be tapping to keep up with the high speed beats of this tune. This is another great head banger!
“Whispers In The Dark” is one of the slower tunes on this CD, but the music is great. This is a piano based number with a moody feel to it. Udo pulls this one off, and it is a really cool closer for Dominator.
For you U.S. fans, you are going to have to wait until October 6th, to purchase a copy of Dominator, but I think it will be worth the wait! This is a disc will appeal to both Accept and U.D.O. fans. I like it a lot, and I think you will too!
If you can’t wait until October, you can score a copy of the import CD, from CD Inzane at this link.
01. The Bogeyman
03. Black And White
05. Heavy Metal Heaven
06. Doom Ride
07. Stillness Of Time
08. Devil’s Rendezvous
09. Speed Demon
10. Whispers In The Dark
Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Stefan Kaufmann – Guitar
Igor Gianola – Guitar
Fitty Wienhold – Bass
Francesco Jovino – Drums
Check out Cheap Trick’s brand new video, “Sick Man of Europe”. This song is on the band’s brand new CD, The Latest. Get it here!!
Europe, Sweden’s biggest selling hard rock band, are pleased to announce the 14th September release of their eighth studio album “Last Look At Eden” – the first studio album since 2006’s critically acclaimed “Secret Society”. The album will be released by Edel Germany’s international rock music label earMUSIC.
2. Last Look At Eden
3. Gonna Get Ready
4. Catch That Plane
5. New Love In Town
6. The Beast
7. Mojito Girl
8. No Stone Unturned
9. Only Young Twice
10. U Devil U
11. Run With The Angels
12. In My Time
To coincide with the band’s headline appearance at the Bloodstock Festival on August 16th (www.bloodstock.uk.com), Europe will release the ‘Last Look at Eden’ 5-track mini album on Monday August 10th, featuring the album’s title track as well as a previously never-before-released live version of the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’.
After shooting to fame in 1986 with the hugely successful single ‘The Final Countdown’, Europe spent the next 10 years touring the world and released two further albums ‘Out of this World’ and ‘Prisoners in Paradise’. After taking a break from the limelight for most of the 1990’s, a break which many fans thought would be the end of the band, Europe got back together for a one-off new year’s eve performance in Stockholm in 1999 and announced their official reunion in 2003 by welcoming back original guitarist and founding member John Norum. Since then, Europe has released two studio albums – ‘Start From The Dark’ (2004) and ‘Secret Society’ (2006).
Now back and stronger than ever before, Europe gear up to release ‘Last Look at Eden’ – a monumental hard rock album packed with undeniably skilled song writing and musicianship. The album features John Norum’s signature guitar tones and proves that Joey Tempest still has one of the most powerful and gifted voices in rock music today.
From the epic title track to the melodic ballad ‘New Love in Town’ this album is on another level, less extreme than previous offering ‘Secret Society’ and with matured sound, ‘Last Look at Eden’ is a mix of all the elements that have made Europe famous the world over.
“This time we’re taking a new direction with out songs, and we’re exploring different styles,” says Tempest. “There is a definite classic rock vibe on several tracks on this album – a tip of the hat to groovin’, funkin’ 70’s rock songs, with a modern twist.”
Adds Tempest – “We’ve got a couple of great ballads, plus some thundering rock tracks that will put you flat on your ass! We’ve taken the best bits from our recent albums and taken it to a new level ‘Last Look at Eden’ is more of a Europe album than ‘Secret Society’ or ‘Start From The Dark’. We had to make those albums in order to do this.”
Nikki Sixx posted the following on his blog yesterday:
adjective ( motlier, motliest)….
incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate : a motley crew of discontents and zealots.….
1 [usu. in sing. ] an incongruous mixture : a motley of interacting interest groups.….
Motley has always been an interesting animal. The Magic is somewhat unstoppable because it is what it is, it’s Motley.” An incongruous mixture” to quote my digital dictionary. Even when accidents happen, we pull it together, even if only by pulling a horseshoe outta our Motley ass.:)…..
So to get to the point, Yes Tommy messed up his hand pretty bad, and yes accidents do happen and yes frustration does happen to everybody including Tommy who would rather play drums (even with a damaged hand) than just about anything in the whole world. But following doctor’s orders for a few shows is what we have to right now.( or cancel shows ) We all wanna say were sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows, But we hope to have him back up on the drums ASAP. Until then, he is at all the shows, jumping around, helping out with vocals and playing piano ever so lightly on Home Sweet Home…..
Now to the hero of the day…Mr. Morgan Rose, the monstrous drummer from Sevendust.Morgan flew out with only minutes to go before there were no flights left from Atlanta. He came charging in like a knight in shining armor, drum pedals and sticks in hand, stepping onstage and pretty much nailing the show top to bottom first time out. I think Morgan needs a Standing ovation for his dedication to kicking ass and helping not only Motley crue out, but the road crew and everybody else out here whose life’s would been effected. …Thank you bro…….
As for now, Motley Crue is a five-piece band… making history, one injury at a time…hahhaha….
Ps.Thank you Viggy for putting this together …………
Cruefest returned to Cincinnati on August 14th. This concert took place on a hot and sunny Friday evening, and as a result the seats and lawn of Riverbend Music Center were packed.
Charm City Devils took the stage early. Their set started at 4:45. I thought this was kind of crappy for the folks that got there at five and didn’t get to see their full set. The Cruefest tickets said start time 5:00 P.M. Those that got there really early saw local band and contest winner Calloused play on the second stage in the PNC Pavillion. I didn’t make it in time to catch their set,and got to Riverbend just as Charm City Devils was starting.
Charm City Devils were pretty good, and their songs sounded just like their CD. Some of the songs played were “Burn Baby Burn”, “Pour Me” and “Lets Rock-N-Roll”. Their set was way too short (only thirty minutes). I ran into John Allen after the set out by the merchandise counter. He is one cool guy. If you check out one new band this year, give Charm City Devils a chance.
Check out “Pour Me” below.
A quick thirty minutes later, Drowning Pool took the stage, and blasted out a cool set of tunes including”Enemy”, “Step Up”, “37 Stitches”, and the crowd pleasing closer, “Bodies”. Drowning Pool brought a lot of energy to the stage, and I enjoyed their short set. I must admit that Drowing Pool is one of the bands at Cruefest I wasn’t very excited about, but I can’t deny that they were one of the better bands at the festival.
Check out “Bodies” below.
I skipped the Theory of a Deadman set, and caught a few minutes of Cavo’s set over on stage two. I saw them perform their new single “Champagne”. The band would like you to call your radio station every day for the rest of your life to request this song. At least this is what Cavo’s lead singer, Casey Walker announced to the audience. I don’t know why, but that struck me as funny.
Back on the main stage, Godsmack performed a tight set including the songs “Voodoo” and “I Stand Alone”. Unfortunately, I missed a lot of their set, but I liked the few songs that I did see. There was a really cool drum solo that had both Shannon Larkin and Sully Ena playing on two separate drum kits. Godsmack had the crowd revved up and ready for Motley Crue.
Motley Crue opened up their show with “Dr. Feelgood”, and their set opened with the band playing in a padded cell. This was a pretty cool opening, but I quickly noticed that Tommy Lee was missing. I wasn’t surprised by this, as a friend told me prior to the show, that Tommy Lee would not be performing with Motley Crue tonight. I was pretty
disappointed by this news, and the visions of Samantha Maloney haunted my mind. Tommy Lee burned his hand and was unable to perform.
The band called in Morgan Rose from Sevendust to fill in for Tommy, and much to my surprise, he didn’t miss a beat. In fact, Morgan Rose was the least of Motley Crue’s problems for this show. It almost seemed as if Mick Mars guitar was out of tune in Dr. Feelgood. His guitar intro, just sounded a little off to me. He got better as the night went on, but Dr. Feelgood was a little rough, to kick things off.
After “Dr. Feelgood”, Vince brought Tommy Lee out to explain the situation why he wasn’t playing. Tommy basically admitted to being a bonehead for burning his had, and was quite thankful for Morgan Rose coming in to save the day.
It wouldn’t be a Motley Crue show if Vince Neil didn’t skip a lyric or two. He has been notorious for this, the last few times I have seen Motley, and tonight was no exception. It sounded like he mumbled his way through “Dr. Feelgood”. (See the clip below.) I was laugh when Vince breaks out his guitar. It seems more like a shoulder ornament, than an instrument when he has it. He definitely doesn’t play it very much. Later in Motley’s set, the band played the song “Wildside”, and the backup singers totally messed the songs up. Vince looked at the crowd in disbelief.
Aside from a few botched lyrics, and miscues, Motley Crue pulled off another great show. This show had everything you would expect including a massive light show, plenty of Pyro, and some great rock and roll to go along with it. Motley played Dr. Feelgood in its entirety, and with the exception of a song or two, I liked seeing these songs played in a live setting.
Motley’s set included: “Dr. Feelgood”, “Slice of Your Pie”, “Rattlesnake Shake”, “Kickstart My Heart”, “Without You”, “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)”, “Sticky Sweet”, “She Goes Down”, “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”, “Time for a Change”, “Saints of Los Angeles, “Shout at the Devil”, “Wildside”, “Home Sweet Home” and “Girls, Girls Girls”.
Even though Tommy Lee didn’t play the drums, he did his best to make his presence felt with a couple of appearances during the show. The most important of which was his playing the piano of one of the closing songs, “Home Sweet Home”.
Overall, I thought Cruefest 2 was pretty good. Sure there were some bands I would have changed for this festival, but Motley Crue delivered the goods, and they were the reason that I came to Cruefest 2. I enjoyed this night of great rock and good friends at Cruefest 2. I am looking forward to the next one in 2011!
Check out the clips of “Dr. Feelgood”, “Same Ol’ Situation” and “Don’t Go Away Mad” below:
Joe Perry from Aerosmith mentioned on Twitter tonight, that his new song, “We’ve Got a Long Way To Go” was on youtube.
Check it out here!
BLACK ‘N BLUE’s long awaited reunion album, “Hell Yeah!”, will not be released in Europe through Z Records in Europe as previously reported. The Label and band both reached a amicable agreement concerning the remuneration for Z’s interests and a deal was signed.during mid July. “There are no hard feelings on the split”, says vocalist, Jaime St. James. “A lot of things have changed with this record since our signing with Z back in 2003. Z originally signed me, and now the record has four original members”. . Z Records head Mark Alger stated “When Jaime approached us re the involvement of the other original members contractually we listened and his suggestions where agreeable. Z has been repaid in full and we wish the band every success” More announcements by the band on the release of “Hell Yeah!” will be forthcoming in the very near future.
With Cosmic Egg hatching in just under two months, Wolfmother have finally decided to share their new single, “New Moon Rising” with the world. The track, which premiered on AOL’s Spinner.com showcases frontman Andrew Stockdale’s continued music exploration of psychedelic rock while proving his new pack of Wolfies were just what he needed to keep the rock alive and well.
U.D.O. — the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — has made the title track of its new album, “Dominator”, available for free download at this location.
Due on August 21 via AFM Records, “Dominator” will feature the following track listing:
01. The Bogeyman
03. Black And White
05. Heavy Metal Heaven
06. Doom Ride
07. Stillness Of Time
08. Devil’s Rendezvous
09. Bleeding Heart (Japanese bonus)
10. Pleasure In The Darkroom (digipack bonus)
11. Speed Demon
12. Whispers In The Dark
The “Black And White” video can be viewed below.
A limited-edition single, “Infected”, preceded the full-length CD on June 26. The single was released as a limited edition of 2,222 pieces worldwide and included the title track, two non-album cuts, a remix and a live song. On the same day U.D.O. played at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany as a co-headliner. A listening/signing session also took place at the festival.
“Infected” track listing:
01. Infected (album track)
02. Systematic Madness (non-album track)
03. Bodyworld (non-album track)
04. Platchet Soldat (remix)
05. Poezd Po Rossii (live in Moscow 2008)
Dirty Penny’s sophomore effort, Young & Reckless will be released September 14th, 2009.
The band has released a new single “If I Were You I’d Hate Me Too” on myspace. Go here to check it out!
Dirty Penny will also be embarking on a Co-Headlining Tour with Vains of Jenna this fall!
With the release of their newest album “Chutzpah” a mere 16 days away, the Wildhearts are giving their fans an early present. You can download an exclusive non-album track The Snake, The Lion, The Monkey And The Spider by visiting www.thewildhearts.com. You can also get a sneak preview of “the Only One” the first single off of “Chutzpah” by visiting the band’s myspace. “Chutzpah”, which is the 9th studio album from the Wildhearts will be available August 31st via Backstage Alliance with a U.K. tour to follow.
What is it about Columbus, OH and the music scene there that keeps us coming back for more? Fresh Blood makes its third trip to Columbus in 2009, this time it is to unleash the five piece known as Razorbliss onto the masses.
Comprised of Randy Razor (vocals), Tommy “T-Bone” Caradonna (Bass/Programming), the twin guitar attack of Mark Nye & Drake Tulloh, and last but not least Matt Mees (Drums) Razorbliss is a modern hard rock band with just enough industrial thrown in to give you one of the most enjoyable ass kickings you will ever receive and leave you begging for more. Imagine if you can Alice Cooper with some Dope thrown in and you can get a picture of what I’m talking about.
Razorbliss recently released their second album “American Gomorrah”, which is the follow-up to their 2006 debut “Comedy of Errors” and one listen to pounding but catchy “The Mark That You Leave” is all it will take to make you a Razorbliss addict, but when you add such tracks as the driving rhythm of “Brand New Creature” or the haunting “Melt” you will find yourself becoming a full blown junkie.
Razorbliss will definitely appeal to fans of such acts as Dope, Marilyn Manson, and even Nine Inch Nails, but the melodic side of the band will appeal to hard rock fans as well. Keep your eyes and ears open because I think you will be hearing big things about Razorbliss in the very near future.
Check out the Razorbliss video clip, “Love Me” below.
Check out the new video”Community Property” from those hair metal comedians, Steel Panther.
W.A.S.P.’s new studio album “Babylon” will be released on Global Music (via Demolition Records) on October 12th. Themed around biblical visions of “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse,” the CD is described in a press release as “a metal masterpiece that will make fans both old and new craving for more.”
The track listing for “Babylon” is as follows:
2. Live To Die Another Day
3. Babylon’s Burning
5. Into The Fire
6. Thunder Red
7. Seas Of Fire
8. Godless Run
9. Promised Land
W.A.S.P. will be touring extensively throughout Europe this autumn/winter in support of the new album. W.A.S.P.’s last album, “Dominator,” was released in both digipack and LP formats on October 1st, 2007 via Demolition Records. The digipack features a special 3D cover.
Rock fans rejoice, the long wait for new music from BREAKING BENJAMIN is now over. Enter “I Will Not Bow,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Dear Agony. Breaking Benjamin has just premiered the anthemic rock track which can be heard on the band’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/breakingbenjamin). The newly unveiled single will also be featured in the movie “Surrogates” starring Bruce Willis.
Dear Agony, produced by David Bendeth (All Time Low, Madina Lake, Cavo), will hit stores on September 29th.
Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks, (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIA.B) , along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) , today announced plans to release Rock Band(R) Metal Track Pack(TM), a thrashtastic standalone disc that will be available October 13, 2009 at retail stores nationwide for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. The suggested retail price for Rock Band Metal Track Pack is $29.99.
Summoning power from the metal gods on high, the Rock Band team has assembled 20 on-disc tracks exploding with bone-crushing, ear-lashing, face-melting metal including anvil-heavy cuts from Godsmack, Children of Bodom, Evile, Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine and more! Six of the on disc tracks are brand new to the Rock Band platform and will be exclusive to the Rock Band Metal Track Pack disc for a limited time before joining the Rock Band(R) Music Store as downloadable content.
Rock Band Metal Track Pack, like all Rock Band software, is compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero(R) and other third party music video game peripherals and microphones.
In addition, fans who buy the Rock Band Metal Track Pack for Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION 3 system can play directly from the disc or download the songs onto their consoles’ hard drives through a free offer with Xbox LIVE(R) online entertainment network or the PlayStation(R)Network. Once downloaded, the songs will automatically appear in the player’s custom Rock Band library and can be integrated into setlists and played in all game modes. With more than 800 tracks available in the Rock Band music catalogue and regular releases of downloadable content every week, Rock Band Metal Track Pack is yet another way music-lovers can continue to expand and customize their music libraries.
Complete Track List: -------------------- Artist Song Title ------ ---------- 1. All That Remains Two Weeks -- ---------------- --------- 2. At the Gates Blinded By Fear -- ------------ --------------- 3. Black Tide ShockWave -- ---------- --------- 4. Blue Oyster Cult Transmaniacon MC* -- ---------------- ---------------- 5. Bullet For My Valentine Waking the Demon -- ----------------------- ---------------- 6. Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet -- ----------------- ---------------- 7. Evile Thrasher -- ----- -------- 8. Godsmack I Stand Alone -- -------- ------------- 9. The Haunted D.O.A. -- ----------- ------ 10. Hawkwind Master Of The Universe* --- -------- ---------------------- 11. I Mother Earth Levitate* --- -------------- -------- 12. In This Moment Forever --- -------------- ------- 13. Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance --- ------------ ----------------------- 14. Lacuna Coil Closer --- ----------- ------ 15. Lamb of God Laid to Rest --- ----------- ------------ 16. Motorhead Killed by Death* --- --------- --------------- 17. Nazareth Hair of the Dog* --- -------- --------------- 18. Queens of the Stone Age 3's & 7's --- ----------------------- --------- 19. Rage Against The Machine Bulls On Parade* --- ------------------------ --------------- 20. Yngwie Malmsteen Red Devil --- ---------------- ---------
* Denotes exclusive track
The Rock Band franchise is the ultimate platform for music fans and gamers to interact with music like never before. The game challenges players to put together a band and tour for fame and fortune – all while learning to master lead/bass guitar, drums and vocals. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, the Rock Band music catalogue includes tracks that span every genre of rock, ranging from alternative and classic rock, to heavy metal and punk.
Rock Band Metal Track Pack is rated “T” for Teen with a descriptor of Mild Lyrics by the ESRB. Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are currently available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and Wii.