Lita Ford will be hitting the road this October, in support Queensryche on their American Soldier Tour!
Check below for Tour Dates!
Oct 15 2009 8:00P Coyote’s – with Queensryche Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 16 2009 8:00P Montgomery Performing Arts Centre – with Queensryche Montgomery, Alabama
Oct 17 2009 8:00P Saenger Theatre -FL – with Queensryche Pensacola, Florida
Oct 18 2009 8:00P The Orange Peel – with Queensryche Asheville, North Carolina
Oct 20 2009 7:00P Fillmore – with Queensryche Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 21 2009 7:00P Lincoln Theatre – LITA with Queensryche Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 22 2009 7:00P Theater Of The Living Arts – LITA with Queensryche Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 23 2009 7:00P Norva – LITA with Queensryche Norfolk, Virginia
Oct 24 2009 7:00P Bergen Performing Arts Center – LITA with Queensryche Englewood, New Jersey
Oct 25 2009 7:00P Capital One Bank Theatre – LITA with Queensryche Westbury, New York
Oct 27 2009 7:00P Madison Theatre – LITA with Queensryche Covington, Kentucky
Oct 28 2009 7:00P Newport Music Hall – LITA with Queensryche Columbus, Ohio
Oct 29 2009 7:00P The Vogue – LITA with Queensryche Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 30 2009 7:00P Piere’s – LITA with Queensryche Fort Wayne, Indiana
Oct 31 2009 7:00P The Pageant – LITA with Queensryche St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 1 2009 7:00P Rialto Square Theatre – LITA with Queensryche Joliet, Illinois
Nov 2 2009 7:00P The Venue – LITA with Queensryche Fargo, North Dakota
Nov 4 2009 7:00P Wilma Theater – LITA with Queensryche Missoula, Montana
Nov 5 2009 7:00P Knitting Factory Spokane – LITA with Queensryche Spokane, Washington
Nov 6 2009 7:00P Knitting Factory Boise – LITA with Queensryche Boise, Idaho
Nov 7 2009 7:00P Harrah’s – LITA with Queensryche Stateline, Nevada
Nov 10 2009 7:00P The City Club – LITA with Queensryche Houma, Louisiana
Nov 11 2009 7:00P The Cannery – LITA with Queensryche Nashville, Tennessee
Nov 12 2009 7:00P Masquerade – LITA with Queensryche Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 13 2009 7:00P Plush – LITA with Queensryche Jacksonville, Florida
Nov 14 2009 7:00P Revolution – LITA with Queensryche Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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.
Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated radio program heard on a number of rock and metal stations. See http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a complete list.
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)
Get a free download of Buckcherry’s song, “Talk to Me” at this link! This was made available by Toyota Music. Enjoy!
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
Check out the brand new video “One Love” from W.E.T. featuring Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman), Robert Sall (Work Of Art) and Erik Martensson (Eclipse).
Pick up the album at Shockhound.com for only $6.99, TODAY ONLY!!!
2. We Own The Night
3. Dead N’ Gone
4. The Good, The Bad & The Undead
5. Kiss Me Undead
6. Lips Of Blood
7. Dead Girls Are Easy
8. Night Watch
9. Some Kind Of Magick
11. Suspiria Snow White
10/05/09 @ Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
10/06/09 @ Key Club – W. Hollywood, CA
10/07/09 @ Galaxy Concert Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
10/09/09 @ The Prophet Bar / The Door – Dallas, TX
10/10/09 @ Zombie’s – San Antonio, TX
10/11/09 @ Meridian – Houston, TX
10/14/09 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/15/09 @ The Social – Orlando, FL
10/16/09 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/18/09 @ Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
10/20/09 @ The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/21/09 @ The Note – West Chester, PA
10/23/09 @ Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
10/24/09 @ Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/01/09 @ Jaxx – Springfield, VA
Congregation Of The Damned in stores October 27th
Atreyu’s hotly anticipated album Congregation of the Damned doesn’t drop until October 27th, but in the meantime the band is giving fans a taste of their new material on their Myspace page. Currently the only song on their music player, the track “Stop! Before It’s Too Late And We’ve Destroyed It All” was released at 10:27pm Sunday night. The band plans to release their first single “Storm To Pass,” tonight (9/15) on their MySpace at 12:01 EST, so keep checking their Myspace for updates.
Atreyu prepares to hit the road with Hollywood Undead in support of their new album, look for them coming to a city near you!
Atlanta-based band Death On Two Wheels is the hot ticket of 2009 and now you can see them play at some select US shows. The band will play their new tunes from the up-coming album SEPARATION OF CHURCH & FATE.
“We’re looking forward to getting back on the road and playing,” explains Trae Vedder, singer/guitarist of DO2W. We’ve toured before, but very much under the radar. This time we’re coming back in full force and it’s on. See you there!”
Come see what Atlanta has known all this time – Death On Two Wheels coming to your town soon! For more information and upcoming tour information click on www.myspace.com/deathontwowheels
DEATH ON TWO WHEELS SUMMER TOUR DATES:
18 Virginia Beach, VA Chicho’s
19 Clementon, NJ The Cherrywood
20 Danbury, CT Cousin Larry’s Café
22 New York, NY Arlene’s Grocery
23 New York, NY Pianos
30 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse (FREE SHOW)
01 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
02 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
03 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
07 Athens, GA Tasty World
08 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
09 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
10 Columbus, GA The Loft
17 Columbus, OH Rumba Café
29 Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge
30 Chapel Hill, NC Jack Sprat
05 Milledgeville, GA Buffington’s
07 Nashville, TN 5 Spot
10 Hot Spring, AR Maxine’s
11 Austin, TX Headhunters
Two-CD Caught in a Mosh: BBC Live in Concert, with Two 1987 U.K. Concerts, Also Makes U.S. Debut
“Unmistakable riffs, mindf**k drumming and classic songs–they’ve opened too many doors to mention. Badasses.”–Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
“In the pantheon of modern metal, Anthrax are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up-and-coming bands of the new generation.” — Kirk Hammett, Metallica
“Anthrax rules!…If you don’t own Among The Living, you’re f**king stupid.” –Comedian/metalhead Brian Posehn
Pioneering metal band Anthrax, one of the genre’s most influential, innovative and respected groups, melded the speed and fury of hardcore punk with the guitars and vocals of heavy metal to help create speed and thrash metal. Now what many consider the group’s greatest album, 1987’s Among The Living, has been expanded with bonus tracks and a concert DVD, and digitally remastered for the first time, for the CD+DVD package Among The Living (Deluxe Edition) (Island/Megaforce/UMe), released November 10, 2009.
Issued simultaneously will be the two-CD set Caught In A Mosh: BBC Live In Concert (Island/Megaforce/UMe), which brings together 1987 U.K. concerts from the Among The Living world tour recorded at Hammersmith Odeon and the Donnington Festival. Making its U.S. debut, Caught In A Mosh: BBC Live In Concert was originally released internationally in 2007.
Among The Living, originally produced by Eddie Kramer and Anthrax, was the band’s third full-length album and featured the lineup of singer Joe Belladonna, lead guitarist Dan Spitz, rhythm guitarist Scott Ian, bassist Frank Bello and drummer Charlie Benante. Building on an underground following with signature tracks such as “I Am The Law,” “Caught In A Mosh” and “Indians,” the album catapulted Anthrax to widespread recognition and earned the group’s first gold award. Among The Living also marked the height of the band’s use of horror and comic book inspirations, with the title track and album cover image based on the Stephen King novel The Stand, “A Skeleton In The Closet” on King’s novella Apt Pupil, and “I Am The Law” on the comic book character Judge Dredd.
Added for the new Among The Living (Deluxe Edition) version are previously unreleased studio outtakes of “Indians,” “One World” and “Imitation Of Life,” an instrumental of “I’m The Man,” a live-in-Dallas 1987 version of “I Am The Law,” and “Bud E Luv Bomb And Satan’s Lounge Band,” originally released as the “I Am The Law” b-side. The bonus DVD is the live-in-London concert film “OIDIVNIKUFESIN (N.F.V.),” which went gold when issued on video in 1987. “This record was done at a time when life was moving so fast for us, and I think the music reflects that pace. I really enjoyed going back into 1986/87 and found some great stuff in my vault I had forgot about. I think Anthrax fans will enjoy this remastered collection; the high end and low end is back as how it was intended to sound. Thrash metal is alive and well in Among The Living,” says drummer Charlie Benante.
Anthrax would go on to score a platinum EP and four more gold albums as well as break new ground with a fusion of rock and rap. The classic lineup reunited to tour from 2005-2006, after changes a dozen-plus years earlier. On its solo dates, Anthrax played one album in its entirety–Among The Living.
AMONG THE LIVING (DELUXE EDITION) – TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE (CD): ORIGINAL ALBUM 1. Among The Living 2. Caught In A Mosh 3. I Am The Law 4. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 5. A Skeleton In The Closet 6. Indians 7. One World 8. A.D.I./Horror Of It All 9. Imitations Of Life BONUS TRACKS 10. Indians (Alternate Lead) 11. One World (Alternate Take) 12. Imitation Of Life (Alternate Take) 13. Bud E Luv Bomb And Satan's Lounge Band 14. I Am The Law (Live in Dallas) 15. I'm The Man (Instrumental) DISC TWO (DVD): "OIDIVNIKUFESIN (N.F.V.)" Live in London 1987 1. Intro 2. Among The Living 3. Caught In A Mosh 4. Metal Thrashing Mad 5. I Am The Law 6. Madhouse 7. Indians 8. Medusa 9. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) 10. Armed And Dangerous 11. A.I.R. / I'm The Man / A.I.R. 12. Gung Ho
CAUGHT IN A MOSH: BBC LIVE IN CONCERT – TRACK LISTING
DISC ONE - Hammersmith Odeon 2/15/87: 1. A.I.R. 2. Metal Thrashing Mad 3. Panic 4. The Enemy 5. I Am The Law 6. Madhouse 7. The Howling Furies 8. Medusa 9. Armed And Dangerous 10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 11. God Save The Queen 12. Gung Ho DISC TWO - Donnington Festival 8/22/87: 1. Among The Living 2. Caught In The Mosh 3. Madhouse 4. I Am The Law 5. Medusa 6. Indians 7. God Save The Queen 8. A.I.R. 9. I'm The Man
It has been far too long since we have had a new Ace Frehley solo disc. It has been twenty years since Ace’s last release, Trouble Walkin’. I had high hopes after for this CD after hearing “Outer Space” for the first time. I heard it, on the Hard Rock Nights radio show, a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to hear more.
Luckily, the good tunes don’t end with “Outer Space”.
“Foxy & Free” reminds me a lot of the Ace Frehley hit, “Rock Soldiers”. You gotta love the cowbell!
Ace Frehley has been known to do a cover or two, and on Anomaly, Ace takes on the Sweet classic, “Fox On The Run”. The funny thing is, I always thought the original tune sounded like a KISS song. Either way, Frehley knocks it out of the park. I love this version.
“Pain In The Neck” could be another Frehley classic. This song has been growing on me with every listen.
“Genghis Khan” left me scratching my head. This tune shows off Frehley’s six string talent, and in that regard, it is pretty cool. The inane lyrics about Genghis Khan seems like they were nothing more than an afterthought. It sounds like they were added after the music was written. This would have been better off as an instrumental in my opinion.
“Too Many Faces” might be a little too similar to “Pain in the Neck” but I like it anyway.
“It’s A Great Life” is a catchy tune, although it is a little different from what I would expect from Frehley. This song has an almost pop/rock style to it.
“Fractured Quantum” is an instrumental song that carries on from Frehley’s previously released Fractured tunes. This is a solid tune, and a decent album closer. (If you buy the iTunes version, you will get a bonus track “The Return of Space Bear”).
Overall, I think Ace Frehley picked up where he left off with Trouble Walkin’. I have been enjoying this disc quite a bit. Anomaly is another solid effort for the Space Ace.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Foxy & Free
02. Outer Space
03. Pain In The Neck
04. Fox On The Run
05. Genghis Khan
06. Too Many Faces
07. Change The World
08. Space Bear
09. A Little Below The Angels
11. It’s A Great Life
12. Fractured Quantum
13. The Return of Space Bear (iTunes exclusive)
Ace Frehley Band is:
Ace Frehley – Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Esposito – Bass
Anton Fig – Drums
Derrek Hawkins – Rhythm Guitar
Marti Frederiksen – Bass, Keyboards
On November 16th D.A.D. celebrates 25 years of rock, by releasing their complete works in a box, containing 10 remastered studio albums:
Call Of The Wild (1985)
D.A.D. Draws A Circle (1987)
No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims (1989)
Riskin’ It All (1991)
Everything Glows (2000)
Soft Dogs (2002)
Scare Yourself (2005)
Monster Philosophy (2008) Plus D.A.D’s first release ever, the EP “Standin’ On The Never Never” (1985) – remastered and for the first time to be released on a CD. The Overmuch Box also contains the bonus album: “Behind The Seen” (2009) including 8 never previously released tracks, plus 10 rare b-sides and bonus tracks. And a book in English, about the life and times of D.A.D, based on a number of recent interviews with the band, by author Michael Valeur. The 160 pages are generously illustrated by D.A.D. bass player Stig Pedersen. Besides the regular version, The Overmuch Box comes as a DELUXE LIMITED EDITION, in a cow skull shaped metal box containing both The Overmuch Box and a cow skull shaped USB key. The 2 GB USB contains all 10 studio albums, the “Standin’ On The Never Never” EP, the “Behind The Seen” bonus album, plus ultra rare live recordings, not available anywhere else!!! We are happy to announce that D.A.D. Net Pets can pre-order this exclusive limited collectible in the D.A.D. Webshop now. As a special extra bonus, copies purchased through the Webshop before November 1st, will be signed by the band.
Megadeth announced a new headline tour with support from Machine Head, Suicide Silence, and Arcanium.
Megadeth’s latest, ENDGAME, is in stores tomorrow.
11/14/2009 The Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
11/15/2009 Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL
11/17/2009 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
11/18/2009 The LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
11/20/2009 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
11/21/2009 The National Richmond, VA
11/22/2009 Valarium Knoxville, TN
11/23/2009 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
11/25/2009 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/27/2009 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL
11/28/2009 House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/30/2009 Pavillion @ Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
12/1/2009 Sunken Garden Amphitheatre San Antonio, TX
12/2/2009 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX United States
12/3/2009 Bricktown Events Center Oklahoma City, OK
12/5/2009 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
12/6/2009 Pop’s Sauget, IL
12/7/2009 Great Hall @ River Center Davenport, IA
12/8/2009 Fargo Civic Auditorium Fargo, ND
12/10/2009 Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of PINK CREAM 69’s celebration release including the Live 2 CD set “Live in Karlsruhe” and the amazing “Past and Present” 2 DVD set on October 16th in Europe.
Two years after the highly acclaimed release of the “In10sity“ album, PINK CREAM 69 are back with two impressive releases at once. Vocalist David Readman, the guitar team Alfred Koffler / Uwe Reitenauer, bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou have packed their DVD “birthday release” with an impressing amount of content:
– the live concert from the band’s 20th anniversary show in their hometown Karlsruhe , filmed in January 2009;
– the legendary “Size It Up – Live In Japan”- video from 1992, for the first time ever to be released on DVD, featuring the band´s original singer Andi Deris (now with HELLOWEEN);
– a 55 minute documentary with interviews and rare footage;
– all 8 official video clips;
– bonus live material from the band´s appearances at “Masters of Rock” (5 songs) and “Das Fest” (3 songs) festivals in 2007.
The double CD “Live In Karlsruhe”, contains the entire Karlsruhe concert as well as two bonus tracks recorded at “Das Fest” Festival in Karlsruhe.
This truly is the ultimate package, not only for PINK CREAM 69 fans: “Past & Present” (with a total running time of more than 4,5 hours) and “Live in Karlsruhe” includes everything a rock fan needs to have from PINK CREAM 69. “The two products” says drummer Kosta Zafiriou “give a great overview of the band´s activities in 20 years: the live in Japan video from 1992, this year´s concert in Karlsruhe, lots of Festival footage as additional bonus, all video clips the band ever did and an hour interview and backstage footage with the band members reflecting the band´s history – you can´t get more Pink Cream 69 than on these DVD´s! The concert portrayed in the “Live in Karlsruhe” night was a very special one for us – 20 years since the release of the first record, 10 studio albums, a concert in our hometown to be recorded for our first DVD ever! The feelings were overwhelming: A mixture between a nostalgic look back and the excitement about the night and the show to come…simply great!”
To sum it up, the long waiting time has been rewarded! And it gets even better: the new studio album is already in the works!
“Live in Karlsruhe” tracklisting includes
CD1: Children Of The Dawn; Do You Like It Like That; Hell’s Gone Crazy; Lost In Illusions; The Hour of Freedom; I’m Not Afraid; Talk to the Moon; Carnaby Road; Break The Silence; One Step Into Paradise; That Was Yesterday; The Spirit.
CD2: Livin’ My Life For You; Welcome the Night; Seas Of Madness; Keep Your Eye on the Twisted; No Way Out; Shame; So Lonely / No Woman No Cry; One Step Into Paradise; Better Days (European Bonus Track).
“Past and Present” contents include:
Live in Karlsruhe, Germany – January, 24th, 2009 – Running Time: 1:28:00
Children Of The Dawn; Do You Like It Like That; Hell´s Gone Crazy; Lost In Illusions; The Hour Of Freedom; I´m Not Afraid; Talk To The Moon; Carnaby Road; Break The Silence; One Step Into Paradise; That Was Yesterday; The Spirit; Livin´ My Life For You; Welcome The Night; Seas Of Madness; Keep Your Eye On The Twisted; No Way Out; Shame.
Live at “Das Fest”, Karlsruhe, Germany – July 20th, 2007 – Running Time: 13:55
One Step Into Paradise (acoustic version); The Spirit (acoustic version); Better Days (acoustic version).
Insight: Interviews and backstage Footage - Running Time: 55:40
Size It Up – Live in Kawasaki, Japan, January 31st , 1992 Running Time: 58:03
Take Those Tears; Welcome The Night; Do You Like It Like That; Signs Of Danger; Where The Eagle Learns To Fly; Livin´ My Life For You; Rolling Down A Thunder; Talk To The Moon; Hell´s Gone Crazy; One Step Into Paradise; Detroit Rock City; White Men Do No Reggae.
Live at “Masters of Rock”, Vizovice, Czech Republic – July 5th, 2007 Running Time: 24:50
Do You Like It Like That; Lost In Illusion; The Hour Of Freedom; Seas of Madness; Shame.
The Videos: Total Running Time: 31:25
One Step Into Paradise; Livin´ My Life For You; Signs of Danger; Face In The Mirror; Keep Your Eye On The Twisted; 20th Century Boy; Only The Good; Shame.
A “Past And Present” DVD trailer can be enjoyed below!
Those of you who received your Sirius XM Radio bill this month may have noticed a new increase in your bill.
Surprise! You are now paying U.S. Royalty fees on the music you have been subscribing to listen to.
The fee is $1.98 a month per the base $12.95 subscriptions and $.97 for base plans that are eligible for a second radio discount. Your actual fee may vary depending upon the Package and Plan term you choose.
The FCC decision approving the merger between SIRIUS and XM permits the companies beginning July 29, 2009 to pass through to subscribers any increases in music royalties since March 20, 2007, the day the companies first asked the FCC to approve the merger. The U.S. Music Royalty Fee implements this FCC decision.
Every time the RIAA bitches they aren’t getting enough money, Sirius XM Subscribers are going to take it in the rear, and can expect an increase in their bill. Sirius XM can’t afford to pay the royalties out of your monthly subscription fees. They will pass along those increases to you. Oh happy day!
On one hand, at least the artists will get paid for their music. Hopefully the lesser known bands that I get to hear on channels like Hair Nation and The Boneyard will see some of this money. Somehow I doubt it though.
One of the reasons that I have subscribed to XM is to listen to music that the crap FM stations refuse to play. Sadly, XM is quickly going to become too costly an option for my music listening habits. I guess its time to buy that 160 GB Ipod for my daily commute.
For more information on Sirius XM’s U.S. Royalty Fees, click here.
ZOMBIE CURRENTLY GEARING UP FOR HIS RECORD RELEASE
“HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 on Geffen Records”
The Hellbilly Returns! The Master of monster mayhem Rob Zombie will be destroying a city near you beginning this October 29th on The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR. Not since 1998’s super smash triple platinum HELLBILLY DELUXE has Zombie hit the road under that moniker. So get ready to scream!
This will be Zombie’s first headline tour since 2007 and will have other ghoulish delights in tow including openers Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking Haddonfield and Michael Myers in Zombie’s new film HALLOWEEN 2. The tour will usher in Zombie’s forthcoming album HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 – Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (Geffen), a companion to 1998 original.
The tour will blasts off with Phoenix, AZ on October 29th, Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on the 31st in Hollywood, CA hosted by Uncle Seymour Coffins also seen recently in HALLOWEEN 2. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates -guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
The HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 TOUR will mark Zombie’s return to the road after much box office success as the writer and director of HALLOWEEN 2 (Dimension). His R-rated, animated feature, THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, will also be available everywhere on DVD and Blu-ray September 22nd.
“I am bouncing off the walls like a mental patient”, says Zombie “That tells me it’s time to take it to the stage and let the demons loose.”
Selling over fifteen million albums worldwide, Zombie is one of Geffen Record’s top selling and the longest running artists on the label. He has written and directed five feature length films, directed dozens of high profile music videos, contributed recordings to multiple soundtracks, and authored several comic books. HALLOWEEN 2 (2009) took hold of the box office recently, following-up his record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of HALLOWEEN in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Lionsgate 2004).
Mr. Big fans, check out the new interview with Paul Gilbert over at Metal Sucks. The interview is available here.
BULLETBOYS drummer Ryche Green was released from the hospital late last week and is recooperating at home. He continues to visit the outpatient facility at the hospital for ongoing breathing treatments to clear the massive infection in his lungs. Ryche would like to thank everyone who called and sent get well wishes. It is sincerely appreciated.
As earlier reported, Ryche was rushed to the ER upon returning home from their recent tour and was diagnosed with a severe case of pneumonia. Ryche became very ill while on tour, playing night after night until he could no longer function. Ryche was confined to the ICU in a breathing tent.
BULLETBOYS has an upcoming date on September 25th. Frankie Banali Presents L.A. Guns and the Bulletboys along with a special performance by Frankie Banali & Friends – The Led Zep Set paying tribute to legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham
Current plans for BULLETBOYS to head out on Leg II of Road To Nowhere Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Five Finger Death Punch will be featured on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn tonight, at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. You are encourage to speak with the guys by calling 1-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you, or for information on the live broadcast, go to www.RocklineRadio.com
One word best describes Megadeth’s twelfth CD, Endgame. Disappointing! I had high hopes for this CD, but this long time Megadeth fan is not impressed. With the awesome dualing riffs of Mustaine and Broderick, this band may have the best guitar tandem since Marty Friedman was in the band. Nonstop noodling and shredding does not make a good album though. There has to be solid songwriting. This disc is lacking the melodies and lyrics that made Megadeth one of the biggest and best thrash metal bands of all time.
I enjoyed the band’s previous effort, United Abominations. Personally, I don’t think Endgame is anywhere near as good as that disc. Musically, I think Endgame is superior to UA, but lyrically, I believe United Abominations is the stronger of the two.
With Megadeth’s new axeman Chris Broderick, Dave Mustaine has found the new sparring partner he has been looking for. Broderick’s playing is as intense, as it is fast. I am quite impressed with his playing on this disc.
Endgame opens up with a brief instrumental track, “Dialectic Chaos”. The trade off between Mustaine and Broderick is brilliant. Although, I would typically think that opening an album with an instrumental would be an unwise decision, this tune sets the stage for Endgame perfectly. The songs ending, and “This Day We Fight!” beginning is seamless, and it doesn’t take long for Mustaine’s trademark snarl to find its way into the lyrics. I don’t think I have heard a song played with such fury and intensity since “Rust in Peace”.
The pace slows down somewhat for “44 Minutes”. Dave Mustaine rattles off lyrics about a bank robbery gone awry. There is no discernable chorus, but it is a cool song nonetheless.
“1,320′” opens up with the high octane sounds of a funny car. As you probably guessed, this song is about drag racing. The guitar noodling on this track is insane! Mustaine and Broderick trade off leads that might be as fast as the cars this song represents. If the NHRA needs a theme song, they don’t need to look any further.
The bass groove by James Lomenzo on “Bite the Hand” is extremely cool. There are some cool lyrics in this tune, but I can’t seem to get into the chorus, “When its dog eat dog, you are what you eat”. Ok, Dave! The music overall is pretty good, but this isn’t one of my favorite tunes on this album.
“The Hardest Part of Letting Go….Sealed With A Kiss” starts off in a ballad like form, before blasting off in the middle, and slowing back down towards the end. Out of all of the songs on Endgame, this one probably has the most radio potential.
I hope this CD isn’t Megadeth’s Endgame. It is a good thrash album, even if I don’t think it is one of Megadeth’s best. This CD is loaded with guitar solos, which I absolutely love, I just wish there were more melodies and catchy lyrics on this disc. This CD may grow on me more, but the songs just aren’t very memorable after a few listens. The end result is ultimately disappointing.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Dialectic Chaos
2. This Day We Fight!
3. 44 Minutes
5. Bite the Hand
8. The Hardest Part of Letting Go…Sealed With a Kiss
9. Head Crusher
10. How the Story Ends
11. The Right to Go Insane
Dave Mustaine – rhythm/lead guitar, lead vocals
Chris Broderick – lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
James LoMenzo – bass, backing vocals
Shawn Drover – drums
Tesla has released another new video in support of their album, Forever More. Check out “Breakin’ Free” below.
Dave Mustaine from Megadeth turned 48 today! Happy Birthday Dave!
The Answer has been on the road with AC/DC for several months now, and is about to wrap up that tour on November 8th. They will be hitting the road with Mammal and The Black Spiders in the UK, for the rest of November and December.
Check out the video clips below from The Answer’s album, Everyday Demons and Rise!
You can also listen to The Answer’s songs on the widget below.
You can grab a free download of The Answer’s “Tonight” here.
Check out Hard Rock Hideout’s Interview with Cormac Neeson at this link!
Alice in Chains is returning to Europe this Fall. All shows are on-sale tomorrow, 9/12. On-sale times and ticket links are below.
UK dates will be announced on Monday. Stay tuned.
11/19 HOL, Tilburg – 013, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.013web.nl
11/20 BEL, Antwerp – Trix Zaal, on-sale 12:00 PM (noon), www.biebob.com
11/21 GER, Weisbaden – Schlachthof, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.eventim.de
11/24 CZE, Prague – Lucerna, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.ticketpro.cz
11/25 POL, Warsaw – Stodola, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.livenation.pl
11/27 HUN, Budapest – Petofi Csarnok, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.eventim.hu
11/29 AUT, Vienna – Gasometer, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.musicticket.at
11/30 GER, Munich – Thearterfabrick, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.eventim.de
12/2 ITA, Milan – Alcatraz, on-sale 12:01 AM, www.ticketone.it
12/3 SWI, Fribourg – Fri-son, on-sale 6:00 AM, www.starticket.ch
12/4 FRA, Paris – Bataclan, 10:00 AM
Ever wanted to voice your opinion about your favorite t.v. show? Well now Brooklyn, New York’s ZO2 gives you the chance with this recent post concerning a new contest their website.
ZO2 wants to know what you think of Z Rock.
Here’s your chance to share your opinions and be entered to win fun prizes at the same time. What’s better than that?
Visit http://www.zo2.com/questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire completely (answer honestly – you aren’t being graded) by Friday, October 18th and you’ll instantly be entered to win.
Five lucky winning names will be drawn at random from the eligable contestants. Winners will receive an autographed copy of Z Rock’s first season, an autographed copy ZO2’s new CD Casino Logic, an autographed copy of a Z Rock poster and all 4 collectable playing cards. That’s right: not one prize, not two prizes, not even three prizes – all five winners will receive all five prizes!!!
While you’re there you can also preview tracks from the band’s latest release “Casino Logic”.
In celebration of their recent major-label debut Bright Nights * Dark Days, Cavo and Hard Rock Hideout want to give one lucky fan the tool they need to become a rock star too. Cavo is giving away an Epiphone Special II Vintage Sunburst guitar signed by the band. Enter now for your chance to win!
Bright Nights * Dark Days features the chart-topping single “Champagne” and the track “Let it Go” from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack. Cavo is currently on tour with Shinedown and Sick Puppies through mid-October before joining up with Daughtry this Fall.
For more on Cavo, visit cavomusic.com
This contest ends on October 6th, so act now!!