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Backstage Documentary Among Bonus Features As Dec. 8 Release
Follows Nationwide Theatrical Screening
Fans of multi-platinum power rockers CREED are in for a special treat this Holiday Season as CREED LIVE, the first-ever live DVD from one of the most successful bands of the past decade, hits stores and all major online retailers on December 8, 2009, the day after its nationwide theatrical screening in movie theaters.
CREED LIVE, captured during the band’s long-awaited “Full Circle” reunion tour, includes every favorite track a Creed fan would want, including “Higher,” “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Bullets” plus new songs such as “Overcome” and “A Thousand Faces” from Full Circle, the band’s first studio effort in seven years. Full Circle recently debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts second only to Michael Jackson’s This Is It. The DVD also includes a revealing documentary that follows Creed throughout “Full Circle” tour with exclusive band interviews and behind-the-scenes, and a photo gallery with over 100 intimate photos from the Summer 2009 trek.
Directed by Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Smashing Pumpkins, Godsmack) and produced by Catullo, Lionel Pasamonte, and Peter Bowers, the 239-camera, state-of-the-art high definition shoot was filmed in front of a fanatical audience of 18,000 screaming fans in Houston at The Woodlands – Cynthia Woods Pavillion” on September 25, 2009. The band gave the performance of a lifetime, setting four World Records – including most cameras utilized in a live concert recording – and using first-time technology in a live concert environment, highlighted by the “Big Freeze” effect immortalized in the hit film “The Matrix.” The concert audio was mixed by Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) in 5.1 Surround Sound and the disc will feature Standard 5.1, Stereo and DTS audio streams.
“Making this DVD was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us,” says CREED lead singer Scott Stapp. “Daniel Catullo and his staff not only set a world record filming this, but set a whole new benchmark for filming the live show with unprecedented vision and creativity. I have never seen anything like this, nor have our fans. I am so excited to finally give CREED fans something they will never forget. I know this is something that will keep us connected at all times through the live experience. Honestly, I am blown away!”
In addition to an arsenal of High Definition TV Cameras, jibs, cranes, etc, the “Big Freeze” technology required over 200 Nikon still cameras to create and entirely new concert viewing experience in scenes which will be made available in the “Deluxe Edition” of “Creed Live” coming out in early 2010. The “Deluxe Edition” promises to be a true collector’s piece. The limited edition set will include a full feature-length film about the history of Creed, a live audio CD and special collectors’ items such as a T-shirt, poster and a backstage pass from the “Full Circle” tour”. Keep checking www.rockpit.com for an announcement soon on the “Deluxe Edition” release date.
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“Being able to have access to so many different forms of technology and equipment for this shoot not only allowed me to capture Creed in a way never done before, it gives the viewers angles they would never otherwise be able to see,” says Director/Producer Catullo. “This project was definitely a highlight of my career and I am sure that Creed fans will appreciate every bit of hard work and energy we put into this.”
The main concert set list will include the following songs:
3. My Own Prison
4. Say I
5. Never Die
7. A Thousand Faces
8. What If
10. Are You Ready?
11. What’s This Life For
12. Faceless Man
13. With Arms Wide Open
14. My Sacrifice
16. One Last Breath
Bonus features Include:
Behind the Scenes Documentary of the Full Circle Tour
Trailer for the Upcoming “Deluxe Box Set”
Scott Stapp- Lead Vocals
Mark Tremonti - Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Brian Marshall - Bass
Scott Phillips – Drums
With Eric Friedman- Guitars (Touring Musician Only)
The hugely anticipated Christmas Single SEXY SANTA to infiltrate the UK from 13th December
UK DATES CONFIRMED IN MARCH 2010
Legendary LA Rock Gods Steel Panther have confirmed they will release a Christmas single entitled “Sexy Santa” on 13th December. The track will be released as a download only with the following tracklisting:
1 – Sexy Santa
2 – Party All Day (F**k All Night) (album version featuring Justin Hawkins)
Hot on the heels of a smoking, sold out UK tour this September, a tent-busting performance at this year’s Download Festival and a place as special guests on ZZ Top’s UK dates, LA’s metal maestros Steel Panther are to bring their high octane, irresistible blend of hairspray, spandex and awesome Heavy Metal back to the UK to play three shows in March 2010.
Steel Panther are audacious frontman Michael Starr, Stix Zadinia on drums, Satchel on guitar, and bassist Lexxi Foxxx . The four member band, known for their outrageous stage presence and gargantuan guitar riffs have been entertaining fans and scores of rock and entertainment VIPs the length and breadth of Britain, making them one of 2009’s hottest acts and by far the most loud, entertaining and awesomely rocking live band to have hit the live scene for years.
Steel Panther are the embodiment of Heavy Metal and they’ll stop at nothing until they have returned the genre back to it’s rightful place – at the top of the musical food chain. Join them on their quest to bring Metal back and be sure to witness on of the best live shows you’ll probably ever see.
THURSDAY 18 – O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 19 – O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
SATURDAY 20 – O2 ACADMEY SHEFFIELD
Tickets are priced at £16.00 in London and £13.50 regionally and are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk
With critics raving that their sold-out brand of ‘unmistakable roaring rock’ has put the fun back in music, the band also carries their unvarnished sense of excess over to their website http://www.steelpantherrocks.com or their MySpace page, http://www.myspace.com/steelpantherkicksass – which embodies another stirring quality of Steel Panther – truth in advertising.
Frontiers Records proudly announces the signing of Bruce Kulick for the European release of “BK3” – his third solo album – on January 29th 2010.
Kulick, who first gained notoriety as a member of Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” touring band, may be best known for his twelve years (1984-1996) as lead guitarist of KISS, during which time he appeared on nine gold, two platinum and one multi-platinum KISS albums. It is, however, the wealth of experience he has gained in his 13 post-KISS years that shines through on “BK3”.
The album takes listeners for quite a ride over its twelve songs… from the frenetic and anger-fuelled “Fate” (co-written by Kevin Churko, known for his work with Ozzy Osbourne), to the philosophical and uplifting “Life“. Never one to mind sharing the spotlight with other talented musicians, Kulick invited several guest artists to appear on “BK3”, including Gene Simmons of KISS on the anthemic “Ain’t Gonna Die“, Doug Fieger (lead vocalist of The Knack) on the soon-to-be pop classic “Dirty Girl“, Tobias Sammett (Edguy, Avantasia) and Eric Singer (KISS) on the fierce “I’m The Animal“, Nick Simmons (son of Gene) on “Hand of the King“, former Union cohort John Corabi on the moody “No Friend Of Mine” and guitar legend Steve Lukather (Toto) on the exciting instrumental “Between The Lines.”
In the works for nearly six years and produced by Jeremy Rubolino, “BK3” delivers explosive hard rock arrangements and addictive pop melodies that honour both Kulick’s singular past and bright future. “Many albums lack cohesion with different vocalists, but I know that my guitar playing is the glue on BK3,” Kulick says. “There was the clear goal of making absolutely the best record that I could put together. I feel like this is my Revenge.”
“BK3” includes the following tracks:
Fate; Ain’t Gonna Die (featuring Gene Simmons); No Friend of Mine (featuring John Corabi); Hand of the King (featuring Nick Simmons); I’ll Survive; Dirty Girl (featuring Doug Fieger); Final Mile; I’m The Animal (featuring Tobias Sammet and Eric Singer); And I Know; Between The Lines (featuring Steve Lukather); Life; Skydome (from the BK CD “Audiodog”)*
* Exclusive Bonus Track for Europe
Bruce plans to take “BK3” to his fans through as many avenues as possible, including live concerts, appearances at KISS Expos and media. While there have been many milestones along the way in his 30+ years of performing and recording, “BK3” marks a new pinnacle for Bruce Kulick.
Crazy Lixx sent out the following message this afternoon:
After weeks of recording and mixing there’s finally a finished Master forthe upcoming Crazy Lixx album! We’ve spent endless hours in the studio, Chris Laney has been working on pure overdrive, and everyone has really performed beyond what any of us thought was possible. The result is simply awesome! The new album will be titled ‘New Religion’ and should be due for release on Frontiers Records in the first months of 2010.
We still need to do the artwork and graphics for it, and at the moment we’re working with artists and photographers to give this music the packaging we feel it deserves!
This is the track list for New Religion:
1. Rock and a Hard Place
2. My Medicine (R.O.C.K)
3. 21 ‘Til I Die
4. Blame it on Love
5. Road to Babylon
6. Children of the Cross
7. The Witching Hour
8. Lock up Your Daughter
9. She’s Mine
10. What of our Love
11. Desert Bloom
12. Voodoo Woman
Hailing from Sweden, House of Heavy have released their self-titled debut album. Henrik Lundberg and Mattias Wellhag joined together to bring forth their debut album of rock and roll tunes meant to satiate the ear. On the album, Lundberg plays lead guitar, bass guitar, and provides the backing vocals, while Wellhag contributes the lead vocals, drums & keyboards programming, and a second guitar. For their debut release, House of Heavy was striving for metal in the vein of the 80s sunset strip heyday, looking to capture that sleek sound and style on record.
House of Heavy opens with a lot of promise. HoH is the lead track that starts with the dialing of a phone, reminiscent of Hurricane’s Baby Snakes from their debut album, Over The Edge. What separates the tracks though is the fact that HoH is not about a loser stalking his high school dream via telephone; at the end of this ringing line is House of Heavy and they kick your teeth in with an awesome guitar lead and hard hitting drums that bleed right into the next number, “War Paint”.
Notable tracks on this record include “War Paint”, “Ride Shotgun”, “Crash and Burn”, and “Tomorrow May Never Come”, which all have a heavy, sleazy, glam rock vibe to them. The songs transport you back to the earlier times of hair metal and deliver the late 80s mantra of women, sex, fast cars, and hard living. These songs remind you of the fun partying days of youth where there were no cares in the world other than the next bottle of booze and where the next party was going to be.
The coolest song on House of Heavy, by far, is their remake of Def Leppard’s “Billy’s Got A Gun”. While Wellhag’s vocals can’t compare with Joe Elliot’s, House of Heavy did this song justice with a true cover of the Leppard classic. The high notes were not a challenge for Wellhag, and the song is recreated note for note in classic Def Leppard style. This song was a great addition to this album.
Wellhag’s voice is decent for this album, sounding like a cross between Kip Winger and David Coverdale. Lundberg’s guitar playing is solid, and definitely completes the 80s feel that these two were searching for while in the recording studio. The problem with House of Heavy is that all the songs sound alike and are unable to distinguish themselves from one another. This is ultimately the downfall of the record.
Unfortunately, House of Heavy suffers from mediocrity. While the songs have the 80s feel to them in the vein of Europe, Winger, Whitesnake, or early Dokken, the tunes seem to lack the punch and delivery that the hits those bands released were peppered with. While overall not a bad album, House of Heavy is missing an element that would push them into the top of the must have bin. If you’re a fan of 80s metal, you might want to pick this up for some head banging fun, but if you’re looking for a metal head’s dream, this isn’t the release to own.
4. A Hard Mans Lyric
5. Ride Shotgun
6. God vs God
8. Tomorrow May Never Come
9. Crash And Burn
10. My Black Rose
11. No Friend Of Mine
12. The Blues
13. Billy´s Got A Gun (Def Leppard cover)
House of Heavy is:
Henrik Lundberg – Lead guitar, bass guitar, and backing vocals
Mattias Wellhag – Lead vocals, drums & keyboard programming, and rhythm guitar
Can you really have a Turkey Video countdown without a Poison song? Not really! “Unskinny Bop” is such an easy target, as this song features would could be the worst opening guitar riff in the history of rock. Sure Poison had a huge hit with this song, but this is some of the worst guitar work I have ever heard. This didn’t take much creativity on CC Deville’s part. See for yourself below.