In preparation for her latest solo release, “Wicked Wonderland,” Lita Ford will make a guest appearance on this week’s edition of Hard Rock Nights (September 18-24). The new album is set to hit stores in October.
In addition to her new record, which Lita describes as “marriage therapy,” she will chat about the new comic book “The Gillettes: Family Business,” in which her family battles zombies, and the video game “Brütal Legend” starring Jack Black.
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KEEL has signed with FRONTIERS RECORDS, one of the elite labels in Hard Rock and Melodic Rock, and will release two albums simultaneously in January 2010.
The band announced their reunion last November, and enjoyed appearances at major summer festivals such as Rocklahoma, South Texas Rock Festival, the Mid West Rock Fest, and the M3 Rock Festival in Maryland, in addition to sold-out headline shows in Hollywood and Phoenix. The energy and excitement of these tour dates spawned a surge of creative activity, resulting in an album’s worth of new material. This album, entitled “Streets Of Rock & Roll,” is the first new KEEL recording in twenty years.
KEEL promises this new release will continue in the tradition of their previous efforts – fist-pumping crowd-pleasing hard rock anthems fueled by screaming vocals and driven by powerful guitars. The project is being produced by Pat Regan (Deep Purple, KISS, Warrant etc.) and will feature guest appearances by Jaime St. James (Black N Blue) and Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot) who is also producing and recording Ron’s lead vocal sessions.
Frontiers Records will also release “The Right To Rock: 25th Anniversary Edition,” exactly 25 years after this classic album first hit the streets. This official reissue will be digitally remastered and will feature a brand new recorded version of the title track, which is even louder and heavier than the original. “The Right To Rock (Reunion Version)” features an all-star vocal chorus, and the band is also inviting fans everywhere to sing on the track: you can download a sample chorus on KEEL’s MySpace, add your voice to the mix, send the band an MP3, and these will be mixed in to the actual recording of this timeless classic. For details, visit the KEEL web site www.keelband.com and the KEEL MySpace www.myspace.com/keelband.
The band wishes to express their thanks to everyone at Frontiers Records for their support and belief in KEEL. Frontiers is firmly established at the forefront in this genre, having successfully released projects from Journey, Styx, Tesla, Dokken, Winger and many more, and KEEL is proud to be a part of their catalog and roster.
STREETS OF ROCK & ROLL – Track Listing (Sequence To Be Determined)
- Hit The Ground Running
- Come Hell Or High Water
- Streets Of Rock & Roll
- Push & Pull
- Brothers In Blood
- The Devil May Care
- Looking For A Good Time
- No More Lonely Nights
- Hold Steady
- Does Anybody Believe
- Gimme That
- Reason To Rock (Reunion Version)
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It seems like only yesterday that Ace Frehley released his last solo album, “Trouble Walkin’”. OK, maybe in Jupiter days. It’s actually about 7,300 earth years, almost twenty years ago exactly since Ace graced us with some new tunes. Was it worth the wait? Depends on what standards are employed obviously, but “Anomaly” is a really cool listen with great guitar work including a sprinkling of instrumentals and an obligatory cover, which he likes to include in his releases. This time it’s a spirited interpretation of the Sweet classic “Fox On The Run”. Sweet, indeed. Meatloaf’s daughter, Pearl Aday adds her considerable talents to the festivities. Frehley offers several songs rhyming with his first name. You’ve got your Animal Planet Ace with “Space Bear”, the pick him out of a crowd Ace with “Too Many Faces” and the celestial Ace with the album’s first single, “Outer Space”. Also included on the CD is the third piece of a trilogy started long ago beginning with “Fractured Mirror”, followed by “Fractured Too” and now completed with “Fractured Quantum”, the epic final track on “Anomoly”.
Good news for long time Frehley followers, most will not only cite his album “Ace Frehley” as their favorite of the four albums released simultaneously by each member of Kiss back in 1978, but as their favorite of his solo albums and of those with Frehley’s Comet as well. It’s a welcome development because before recording “Anomaly” he listened to that eponymous album as inspiration. You can hear it too, certainly nothing sounds the same, but the driving spirit is absolutely unmistakable. The vibe, the attitude and the musicianship are all on regal display. No tour plans have been revealed at this point, but you can follow the information stream at AceFrehley.com While Frehley has no plans to serve leftovers to any of us, there were several songs that didn’t properly fit the mood of “Anomaly” and will serve as the springboard for a follow up album, but he promises it won’t be another seventy-three hundred day wait this time around. Frehley has plenty to celebrate these days, a new album, three years away from the life-force draining effect of alcohol and drugs and his first foray into the world of Pro-Tools, all landmark events for the storied guitarist. How many players today wanted to be like Ace many years ago? Rhetorical for sure, but perhaps it’s the beginning of another wave of players who want to emulate the stylish guitar slinger.
Bring it on. And we will as we welcome Ace Frehley to Rockline for his first ever visit. How can that be? Dunno, but we promise to make up for lost time as Ace Frehley joins us for our next ROCKLINE!
Super 400 is a power trio from Troy, New York. I must admit that I only recently discovered this band, although, “Sweet Fist” is the band’s 4th studio effort.
This first thing I noticed was the band’s kick ass 70’s rock vibe. I immediately picked up on Led Zeppelin and some Hendrix as influences to this band.
The opening track, “Needle Down” is an absolute scorcher. The heavy riffs immediately capture my attention, and had me anticipating what would come next. This is the type of tune that you need to crank up loud to fully appreciate.
The riffs on “FFMN” (Fear Forget My Name) are ridiculously catchy. Part of the lyrics seem disjointed from the killer groove this song has. It is a shame, as this song has some good ideas, but I think it tries to do too much.
Lori Friday takes over the lead vocals on the song “Flashlight”. Her vocals give the music more of alternative edge, but this song could also turn out to be a radio hit.
Out of nowhere comes this southern, bluesy, swamp rock tune “Sand Hill”. This song takes a few listens to completely appreciate, but was a nice surprise on “Sweet Fist”.
“Thorn Tree” is another highlight on “Sweet Fist”. This heavy Zeppelin-esque rocker rocks hard. Kenny Hohman really cuts loose on the vocals on this tune.
Super 400 covers the Carole King classic, “I Feel The Earth Move” and does an amazing job with it. This version has a much harder edge, but Kenny Hohman gives the vocals proper treatment. The Hendrix inspired guitar work in this version, makes me prefer Super 400’s over the original. Well done!
I like Super 400’s stripped back approach on this disc. You won’t find flashy guitar noodling or a bunch of high speed double bass drumming. What you will find is a very talented three piece band that can dish out some solid classic rock. If you enjoy the early to mid seventies era of rock, you ought to check out Super 400’s “Sweet Fist”. I think you will enjoy it.
You can get a free download of the song “Flashlight” at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Needle Down
2. Another Heavy Word
6. Sand Hill
7. Thought it was the End
9. Thorn Tree
10. I Feel Earth Move
11. Devil Song
12. White Bird
Super 400 is:
Kenny Hohman – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – Drums and Percussion
Lori Friday – bass, Mellotron, Piano and vocals
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