Puddle Of Mudd gave an intimate performance of their hit single “Spaceship” last night at a private event in NYC. Video footage from the concert is now available to view online across Clear Channel Rock, Active Rock, and Alternative station websites! For a full list of station sites click here, or watch the performance directly right now at this link or in the Stripped widget below!
Pick up Puddle Of Mudd’s latest album, Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate, and stop by their official MySpace to view a full list of current tour dates with Shinedown and Skillet.
The mighty Megadeth will join forces with Testament and Exodus for a month-long jaunt that will find these thrash titans crisscrossing the nation on the ‘Rust in Peace’ twentieth anniversary tour. These will be incredibly special shows that will delight Megadeth fans, as the band will be playing their landmark, genre-defining album, 1990’s Rust in Peace, in its entirety, in addition to other Megadeth set list favorites.
Megadeth’s latest, ENDGAME, was released in September 2009 and received some of the highest critical accolades of the band’s career. The band performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and was nominated for yet another Grammy – the eighth nomination of their storied career- for “Head Crusher.” Megadeth also enjoyed heaps of praise in the press, from outlets as varied as New York to Revolver to VH1’s “That Metal Show” to PopMatters. With ENDGAME, Megadeth have once again ascended to the top of the metal world.
The tour will kick off on March 1 in Spokane, WA and will run through the end of the month. The dates are as follows, with tickets going on sale this Friday, January 29.
3/1 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
3/2 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
3/3 – Medford, OR – Medford Armory
3/6 – Calgary, AB – Big Four (Testament with Special Guests)
3/7 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre (Testament with Special Guests)
3/8 – Saskatoon, SK – Prairieland Exhibition Hall
3/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
3/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
3/13 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
3/15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
3/16 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
3/18 – Scranton, PA – Scranton Cultural Center
3/19 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
3/21 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
3/22 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
3/23 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
3/25 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
3/26 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheate
3/27 – Lubbock, TX – The Pavilion
3/28 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
3/30 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
3/31 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium (Testament with Special Guests)
Stay tuned for more information next week on the rescheduling of the American Carnage tour dates.
AC/DC is putting the metal in the upcoming “Iron Man 2″ film.
The band announced Tuesday they will release the official soundtrack, “AC/DC: Iron Man 2″ on April 19. The first video from the album, “Shoot To Thrill,” was released on Tuesday.
The CD won’t contain new music, but 15 classic songs, including “Let There Be Rock,” “Thunderstruck,” and the recent “War Machine.”
The film opens in the United States on May 7.
If you haven’t seen the Iron Man 2 trailer yet, you can watch it below!
Fresh off the heels of their successful showcase at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA on January 14th, 2010. Halo Stereo will be showcasing at SXSW and Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX in March, 2010. In addition to these shows, Halo Stereo has been invited to perform for the U.S.O. Tour (dates TBA) and to attend the European Music Days Festival in Paris, France this summer.
Halo Stereo is also currently holding a Digital Listening Party which runs until March 1. Fans can claim 4 free Halo Stereo songs from their new album “The Invisible War” and be entered into a drawing for a VIP night with the band. One winner and a guest get to meet Halo Stereo at a show on their bus, have dinner with the group, visit with them backstage, and introduce them before their show with Vanilla Ice. Winning contestants will also win free Halo Stereo merchandise.
Step1: Become a fan of Halo Stereo on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/halostereo
Step2: Click on the ->> (arrow) tab on their page and click on events; choosing Halo Stereo Digital Listening Party: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=259416259395&index=1
Step 3: Join this Event by clicking Attending in the right hand column
(In return fans receive a free download of the song “Doorman”)
Step 4: Suggest to 50 of your friends that they become Facebook Fans of Halo Stereo. Simply go to the Halo Stereo fan page, and under the picture click “Suggest to Friends” and then pick 50 people you think would like Halo Stereo!
(In return fans receive a free download of “Heart Is A Vacuum”)
Step 5: Share Halo Stereo on your facebook page. Go to the Halo Stereo Fan Page and on the bottom left is a box that says share, it will put Halo Stereo on your profile for everyone to see!
(In return fans receive a free download of “Blindfold”)
Step 6: Text 102.9 The Buzz request line at 49375 and request “Doorman”.
(In return fans receive a free download of “Proud”)
Step 7: Once all steps are complete, go back to Halo Stereo’s Facebook page and post “Halo Stereo, SHITCHEA!” along with your email address. The band will send your free downloads and complete your entry into the contest.
Winners will be announced on March 2, the contest ends on March 1st, 2010.
Halo Stereo was formed in 2002 and have been steadily making their mark on the music scene, obtaining radio play, song placements on network television, and FUSE TV’s “Unsigned Artist of the Month” honors for April 2009. FUSE TV featured the video for the track “Blindfold” from the band’s sophomore album “The Invisible War”. Other tracks from “The Invisible War” receiving television placement include the song “Proud”, which was featured on A&E’s “The Cleaner”, and the song “Doorman”, featured on the CBS show “Three Rivers”.
Halo Stereo blends American rock with UK-influenced melodies tapping into a vein of pop rock music that is topped off with psychedelic lyrics and well honed musicianship. The show proved to be a success and Halo Stereo members Andrew Fry (vocals, keys, guitar), Jody Hicks (bass, vocals), Brian Meeks (drums) and Nathan McDonald (guitar) have previously showcased at the Dewey Beach Music Festival as well as at the Red Gorilla Music Festival (RGMF) in 2009, and will be showcasing again at RGMF in 2010. Halo Stereo has also been selected for a 2010 USO Tour as well as the European Music Days festival being held in Paris, France.
Current tour dates for Halo Stereo include:
Jan 29 20108:00P
The Exit In 102.9 The Buzz New Music Showcase Nashville, Tennessee
Feb 6 2010 8:00P
Crossroads Huntsville, Alabama
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
Brew Co. Bowling Green, Kentucky
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
Foxys BBQ Madisonville, Kentucky
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
Vitellos Murray, Kentucky
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 13 2010 8:00P
Coda Monroe, Louisiana
Mar 17 2010 8:00P
Fitzgeralds Houston, Texas
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
tba Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 8:00P
tba Austin, Texas
Mar 25 2010 8:00P
Tidballs Bowling Green, Kentucky
Mar 30 2010 8:00P
Limelight for DJ Cliffy’s Birthday Bash w/ Vanilla Ice Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Big Apple Murray, Kentucky
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Megan and Potters Birthday Bash @ The Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
Private Event Decatur, Alabama
Aug 27 2010 8:00P
Bike Week @ Winners Circle Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 28 2010 8:00P
Winners Circle Indianapolis, Indiana
Halo Stereo links:
Halo Stereo music can be purchased on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-invisible-war/id279587128) or by visiting www.halostereo.com
Live from The Coronet in London comes another epic performance from Wolfmother! In the just released footage Wolfmother, led by head Wolfie Andrew Stockdale, rip through “California Queen,” a track from their newly released album Cosmic Egg. The video debuted on the band’s official site www.Wolfmother.com, which will also be the home of additional footage from this gig.
Wolfmother is currently on tour in Europe, and will head straight into the massive Australian tour in support of rock icons AC/DC! Cosmic Egg featuring “New Moon Rising,” “California Queen” and “White Feather” is in stores now!
JON OLIVA’S PAIN will release their fourth studio album “Festival” on February, 19, 2010. A bombastic title for a bombastic record, indeed.
After the more experimental last JOP album “Global Warning” from 2008, the songs of the new album are going “back to the basics” again. Less slow tracks, more Metal!
Like the master announced it some time ago, “Festival” could be described as a mix of “Hall Of The Mountain King” (Savatage) and the second JON OLIVA’S PAIN album “Maniacal Renderings”. Epic compositions encounter with rough, heavy rockers, all melt together by Jon´s unique style of composing. This album marks the next step in the continuing legacy of the “Mountain King”. It´s once again a unique and unmatched piece of work by one of the scene´s last originals.
FEAR FACTORY fans should mark the 5th of February in their schedule. At this date, the new FEAR FACTORY album “Mechanize” will be released via AFM Records. The FEAR FACTORY line up will be Burton C. Bell (voc), Dino Cazares (g), Byron Stroud (b) and Gene Hoglan (dr).
The new album “Mechanize” will be available in different formats:
Besides the standard CD and the limited Digipak, “Mechanize” will be available as a double vinyl album and a very special FEAR FACTORY tool box. This toolbox (see picture below) includes the digipack CD, a carpenter pencil, screwdriver, hammer, calliper, folding rule, measuring tape, patch (12 x 5cm) and a DIN A2 poster.
Dave Henzerling, guitarist for the bands Tunnel, King Kobra and Big Cock will be the special guest on the January 27th edition of Hard Rock Hideout Radio.
Tunnel, the new band featuring Dave Henzerling and Scott Hammons from Icon, recently released a new self titled CD, which has been receiving rave reviews across cyberspace.
Dave Henzerling talks about his new band Tunnel, as well as other projects he is working on.
In addition, the January 27th show will feature music from bands that have joined the latest social media craze, Twitter.
Hard Rock Hideout Radio is a weekly radio program at the 100,000 watt KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, TX. The show is broadcast live every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. – 12 A.M. CST and can be listened to online at www.kacvfm.org
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival featuring KORN and Rob Zombie will kick off Saturday, July 10 in San Bernardino, CA and will roll through 24 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August.
This summer’s lineup turns up the heat with a main stage lineup that sees KORN and Rob Zombie joined by Lamb Of God and Five Finger Death Punch. The Jagermeister stage will feature Hatebreed, Chimaira, Shawdows Fall, Winds Of Plague and the Jagermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. The Extreme Metal stage will spotlight Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.
A special pre-sale ticket offer will go on-sale on April 1st. The package will include a specially-priced and designed limited edition ticket, a jump the line pass and more. Look for details in February.
Visit http://www.mayhemfest.com for more details.
Maylene & the Sons of Disaster are a six piece southern rock band from Birmingham, AL made up of Ex-Underoath Vocalist Dallas Taylor, Roman Havaland – Bass, Chad Huff – Guitar, Kelly Scott Nunn - Guitar, Jake Duncan - Guitar, and Matt Clark - Drums, but make no mistake about they are not your dad’s Southern Rock, with their three guitar assault, and leaning toward the heavier side of the musical spectrum definitely blurring the lines between hardcore/metal and swampy, 1970s boogie Southern rock. One thing you can take to the bank though is you will experience a musical ass whipping like no other after one listen to the band’s newest release “III” and come back begging for more. It’s funny how fast things change, especially in music, if you would’ve asked me who Maylene & the Sons of Disaster were on Dec 12th, 2009 my honest answer would’ve been I have no freaking clue. If you had asked me the very same question on Dec 13th, 2009 my answer would’ve been one of the most kick ass bands I’ve heard in a long time and that answer was just based on hearing their single “Step Up (I’m On It)”, before I even got my hands on their album “III”. Now to make sure I wasn’t just blinded by the awesomeness that is “Step Up (I’m On It)”, I sent Rob Rockitt and Christine Sixx the band’s myspace link and the first words out of both of their mouths was “Holy Sh*T!!” so I knew my answer of one of the most kick ass bands I’ve heard in a long time was justified.
“III” starts off with “Waiting On My Deathbed” it starts off with a slow build intro of banjo, mandolin, and piano before the band kicks in and Taylor’s vocals are unleashed, heavy but filled with melody to still sing along is the best way to describe this song, a great album opener. “Settling Scores By Burning Bridges” is up next and it is even heavier than “Deathbed” but still filled with melody and both songs have great solos in them. Just from the opening notes of “Just A Shock” you can tell this is going to be a flat out rocker and the band doesn’t disappoint in the least bit, not as heavy as the first two tracks and more commercial radio friendly I can see “Just A Shock” getting a lot of air play if released as a single and the same could be said for “Last Train Coming” it is just as radio friendly and has some great background vocals. Next up is “Step Up (I’m On It)” and to put it simply; without question in my opinion this is the most bad ass song on the planet today. I was floored the first time I heard it and it continues to kick my ass on a daily basis. “Listen Up” does a 180 from the previous songs on “III”, but it still kicks ass just the same. Easily the most commercial song on the album and should have no problem becoming a major hit on radio “Listen Up” is the kind of song you can put on repeat and listen to it over and over without getting tired of. “The Old Iron Hills” and “No Good Son” are two more great straight up rockers much in the vein of “Last Train Coming” and “Just A Shock”, while “Harvest Moon Hanging” and “Oh Lonely Grave” lean back to the heavier side of Maylene’s spectrum.
If Maylene and the Sons of Disaster do not become a known name after releasing an album like “III” the music business is more screwed up than I thought it was, because this album is damn near perfect.
Rating: Out of 10
- Waiting On My Deathbed
- Settling Scores by Burning Bridge
- Just a Shock
- Last Train Coming
- Step Up (I’m On It)
- Listen Close
- The Old Iron Hills
- No Good Son
- Harvest Moon Hanging
- Oh Lonely Grave
- The End Is Here…The End Is Beautiful
Maylene & The Sons of Disaster are:
Dallas Taylor – lead vocals
Roman Haviland – bass, backing vocals
Chad Huff – guitar
Kelly Scott Nunn – guitar
Jake Duncan – guitar, backing vocals
Matt Clark – drums
Check out the brand new video, “Promise Land” from Giant. Giant’s new album, Promise Land will be released on March 9th in the U.S.