Black ‘N Blue front man, Jamie St. James issued a brief update today:
On Sept 11th through the 13th Jaime St. James will be in Las Vegas recording some vocals for the up and comming KEEL record. It’s being produced by long time BNB friend Pat Regan and should be killer. The Saint will give you a report when he gets back…also stay tuned for some great “HELL YEAH!” news………..
Scott Weiland, legendary lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, performed live at Wasted Space at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on September 2nd to promote the launch of his new men’s clothing line, Weiland for English Laundry.
He arrived for the red carpet dressed head-to-toe in designs from his new line and performed songs from his solo album, ‘”Happy” in Galoshes,’ as well as a couple Stone Temple Pilots classics for a packed crowd at Wasted Space.
Weiland for English Laundry, a collaboration with English Laundry designer, Christopher Wicks, debuted at the MAGIC trade show during the week. The collection features rock-inspired wovens, vests, t-shirts, pants, hats, ties and scarves. Weiland for English Laundry blends the classic style and high quality of English Laundry with the design flare of the iconic, fashionable STP front man.
About Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland has become one of the music world’s most highly respected and prolific artists. As the front man for Stone Temple Pilots, Weiland has remained a dominant force in rock music since the group’s inception in 1992. STP’s 2008 reunion tour re-cemented the group’s standing as one of the most successful rock groups of all time, and their impressively extensive and top-selling catalog, including five studio albums and countless hits, has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. In 2004, Weiland became front man for rock super-group Velvet Revolver and lead the group to achieve both critical and commercial success.
Weiland most recently released his second solo album, ‘”Happy” in Galoshes’ on November 25, 2008 via the artist’s label Softdrive Records and distributed by New West Records/RED/SONY. The release was produced by Scott Weiland and Doug Grean (Velvet Revolver, Sheryl Crow, Crystal Method) with select tracks recorded by Steve Albini. The album also features several guest appearances including Adrian Young, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont of No Doubt and Gary Beers from INXS. The release comes on the heels of Stone Temple Pilots highly successful reunion tour. Scott Weiland kicked off the release with a slew of high-profile TV appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The American Music Awards. www.scottweiland.com
About Rock and Roll Religion
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Rock and Roll Religion, owned by designer Christopher Wicks, is the parent company of brands including English Laundry, Fender®: The Clothing Collection, Jimi Hendrix: The Experience, and DaVinci. Wicks, a child of the sixties in Manchester, England, has always drawn his influences from rock and roll icons such as The Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols. www.globalrebels.com
After ten months of intensive touring, the band are back in the studio writing their new album. Recording is due to begin at the end of September after their headline show at Metalfest, UK.
The double live album and live DVD ‘The Night That Will Not Die’, recorded at Z7 in Switzerland, have been released on Blaze Bayley Recordings; the concert filmed by director Kris McManus and all audio mixed and mastered by producer Jase Edwards.
On 25 September the book ‘At The End Of The Day’ will be released. This follows the story of ‘Blaze’ Bayley Cooke from Wolfsbane to Iron Maiden to BLAZE and, ultimately, to the current self-titled Blaze Bayley band. However, this book is not solely about Blaze; rather it traces the history of all the band members, back to their roots in New Zealand, Colombia and…Bristol. ‘At The End Of The Day’ is available to pre-order from the band’s website.
Montreal’s PRIESTESS will release its sophomore album, “Prior To The Fire”, in Canada on October 20 via Indica Records/Red Ink. The punishing eleven-song effort was recorded in Los Angeles in the fall of 2008 and produced by Dave Schiffman (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, NINE INCH NAILS, MARS VOLTA).
Since its formation back in 2003, PRIESTESS has become one of Canada’s most successful hard rock bands, and an international force to be reckoned with. The band released its debut, “Hello Master”, back in 2006 and since then has spent most of its time on the road touring with heavy hitters like MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTADON, GWAR and participating in several high-profile events such as Heavy MTL with IRON MAIDEN, Festival d’Èté de Québec with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, and Monsters of Rock/Ozzfest with OZZY OSBOURNE, just to name a few.
PRIESTESS’ profile skyrocketed when the band’s song “Lay Down” was featured in the smash-hit videogame Guitar Hero, earning them a legion of new fans. Their music has also been heard in the HBO series “Entourage”, “Friday Night Lights” and it was recently announced that their new song “Raccoon Eyes” will be on the upcoming EA Sports’ NHL 10. Their two singles, “Lay Down” and “Talk To Her”, also became top 15 hits at rock radio across Canada.
“Prior To The Fire” track listing:
02. Raccoon Eyes
03. The Firebird
04. Murphy’s Law
05. The Gem
06. Communicating Via-Eyes
08. It Baffles The Mind
09. Sideways Attack
10. We Ride
11. Trapped In Space And Time
PRIESTESS will be hopping back into their van and doing a cross-Canadian tour in support of this release in November. Tour dates will be announced on September 14.
“Prior To The Fire” will be released in the U.S. in early 2010.
Visit www.myspace.com/priestessband for a list of upcoming PRIESTESS shows.
AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Airbourne, the Angels, the Poor all play Australian Pub Rock at it’s best, and now you can add Brisbane’s the Driving Conditions to that list. Any fan of the above mentioned bands or Rhino Bucket should definitely check this four-piece out immediately if not sooner!! Made up of Woody (Lead Vocals), Nathan Ward (Guitars), Sol Freeman (Bass), and Dave “Stapleguns” Stapleton on drums have been together since 2005 when brothers in law Nathan and Sol formed Nathan Ward’s Driving Conditions and released their debut album a rootsy flavored “NWDC”, but wanting to add more of a rock edge the guys brought in Woody on vocals followed by drummer Dave Stapleton to complete the line up and rechristened themselves the Driving Conditions.
2007 saw the release of the band’s debut EP simply titled, Rock n Roll. Recorded by legendary Geordie Leach “Rock n Roll” captured that authentic Aussie Rock sound reminiscent of bands like Rose Tattoo, ACDC and The Angels, which is very evident on such songs as “Rock n Roll”, “STR8 2 Hell”, “Black Hawk Down”, and “Better Off Dead”, all in your face straight up rockers that will get you going like a swift kick in the ass. The guys have toured Australia with big name Australian acts as Jimmy Barnes, The Angels, The Radiators, Dallas Crane and Rose Tattoo but now they are getting ready to set their sites on the U.S. and Europe with the upcoming release of “Full Throttle” in Sept.
A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon the “Who’s The One” video from Winger. I wasn’t aware that any videos were released for the Pull album. This one dates back to 1993, but is worth checking out. It is a good song, and cool video to boot!
Tour dates are as follows:
10/10/09 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
10/11/09 Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
10/13/09 Memorial Coliseum – Portland (w/ Deftones)
10/15/09 Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC (w/ Deftones)
10/16/09 Save On Foods Center – Victoria, BC (w/ Deftones)
10/18/09 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB (w/ Deftones)
10/20/09 Calgary Corral – Calgary, AB (w/ Deftones)
10/21/09 Star Theater – Spokane, WA (w/ Deftones)
10/23/09 Event Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA (w/ Deftones)
10/24/09 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA (w/ Deftones)
10/29/09 The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/31/09 Pearl Concert Theater – Las Vegas, NV
Check out the clip below of Slipknot performing “Psychosocial” live from the Download festival.