Have you been looking for John Sykes post Whitesnake music, but have been unable to find it? Five of John’s CD are available at CD Baby.com. The CD’s available are Loveland, Chapter One, Nuclear Cowboy, 20th Century and Bad Boy Live. They are also available via iTunes.
Check out this live clip of John Sykes performing the Blue Murder tunes, “We All Fall Down” and “Billy”.
Check out this clip “Anytime Anywhere” from Gotthard’s 2005 album, Lip Service.
The Scorpions will be launching their spectacular world tour with seven concerts in Germany. Tickets are on sale now.
2009 was the year of the Scorpions: they received the German lifetime achievement ECHO, collected many other awards, and undertook a grand tour through Russia, the U.S. and Europe. However, it is 2010 that will set a milestone for the career of the most successful international rock band from Germany. The Scorpions will be touring the world for the next 2 years and performing in the largest venues and stadiums that cross their path. The mammoth tour will be launched for the first time in many years in Germany. “It was important for us to give our fans a chance to celebrate a never-to-forget party with us”, said band founder Rudolf Schenker. Klaus Meine stated, “2010 is going to be a very special year for the Scorpions, so it is an especially good feeling to be able to start this tour at home”.
To top it all off, the Scorpions are planning on releasing a sensational statement this January at a press conference.
The performances in Germany will be followed by concerts in the U.S., South America, Asia, Russia and various countries in Europe. Matthias Jabs remarked about the tour, “we are very excited to be touring the globe for the next two years. The Scorpions want to rock the world once again!”
Momentarily, the band is in the recording studio working on their upcoming album “Sting in the Tail” that will also be released in 2010. The brand new DVD “Amazonia” – a live recording of the Scorpions concerts in Manaus and Recife, Brazil – is in stores now.
Dates in Germany:
* 07. May 2010 Leipzig, Arena
* 08. May 2010 München, Olympiahalle
* 12. May 2010 Frankfurt, Festhalle
* 14. May 2010 Stuttgart, Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
* 29. May 2010 Berlin, O2 World
* 30. May 2010 Zwickau, Stadthalle
* 01. June 2010 Hannover, TUI Arena
Tickets are available at all noted ticket stands. You may also call the ticket hotline: *49 1805 570099 (14 cents a minute, Mobile phone prices may vary) or visit the website http://www.semmel.de.
Tour host Semmel Concerts GmbH
“Counting Zeros”, the first single from the latest Sacred Oath album, will air on the next episode of Headbanger’s Ball on MTV2 this coming Monday night/Tuesday morning. The video first premiered on the program in May 2009 when the Sacred Oath album was featured by iTunes as a Discovery Download garnering over 300,000 downloads.
Since the release of their latest collection, Sacred Oath has released the twentieth anniversary edition of the band’s debut album A Crystal Vision in November 2009.
Sacred Oath is currently in the studio recording their fourth studio album, slated for a September 2010 release.
The M3 Rock Festival will return on June 19th 2010. KIX is the only band that has been announced as of right now. The full lineup will be announced soon. Check back here or at M3 Rockfest.com for more details.
Check out the latest video, “Shadowcast” from The New Shining. Check them out on myspace here.
2009 was a pretty good year for Kip Winger. He released not one, but two great CDs with Blackwood Creek and Winger’s Karma, he was honored by the U.S. Government, and recently had one of his compositions performed by the Tucson Symphony. Kip took a few minutes to talk with Hard Rock Hideout about his current projects, as well as little of the history of his music career. Enjoy!
HRH: I recently listened to the Blackwood Creek CD, and thought it had a very cool 70’s kind of vibe to it.. What you can you tell us about your band Blackwood Creek.
Kip Winger: That is exactly it. We were together in the 70’s. When we got back together to jam, it sounds like the 70’s basically. My oldest brother Paul was in and out of the band. The main guitar player was Peter Fletcher. He was my first song writing partner. We just got back together. We were really just going to jam, but some of the stuff came out really cool, so I decided to finish making the album. It has an updated feel, but it sounds a lot like what we used to sound like when we were playing Grand Funk and stuff. We worked on it on for a while in the off time of Winger. I thought it sounded unique enough and the chemistry was still there to do the record.
HRH: Are you going to play live with Blackwood Creek?
Kip Winger: We don’t know what our touring schedule is. We have to work around Winger. We are trying to figure that out right now. We will probably play at some point.
HRH: Let me ask you a couple of questions about your new CD Karma. This record seems much heavier than the previous Winger albums. Was it your intention to record a heavier record?
Kip Winger: It is actually the same as all of our other records. I just turned the guitars up basically. Honestly, Reb and I take the same approach on everything we do. We write riff oriented tunes. If you listen to any of them, you will hear a guitar riff, we will write the melody over them. I recorded the guitars a little bit different this time. I really wanted to crank them in the mix and give them more of an edge. I think this is what is working in our favor for the heavier kind of vibe. It seems like a moot point, but I used a different microphone on my voice that I nomally use. It has a much grittier sound to it. I really was happy with the way it came out. This album and Pull is really what the band sounds like. If you go see us live, it really sounds a lot like Karma. I was really wanting to do an up tempo heavy record for us to play live. A lot of our songs are in the mid tempo range, and doesn’t rock the house as much as I would have liked. Now we can do four of five tunes from the new record. It is a much more up set, and it really is more representative of who we are as a live band.
HRH: I noticed that PJ had some song writing credits on both the Karma and Blackwood Creek albums. What was the song writing process like for the records?
Kip Winger: It is really simple. If I am stuck for lyrics, I will hand it to my wife and ask her to finish the songs from me. She is an amazing song writer. She knows the exact elements I need to finish a song. She wrote “Supernova”. I will handle her the lyrics when I am stumped. I passed out the lyrics to a few guys on this. Donnie Purnell from Kix, and Bobby Huff is a song writer here in Nashville, and is really talented. I think the result is really good. I think it is the best elements of the band combined. I think in many ways it is our best album just in terms of who we really are. We have had a lot of songs that I am really proud of. I think people forget that we have written a lot of decent songs.
HRH: How did Reb Beach have time to do this album with all of the time he spent in Whitesnake in 2008 – 2009?
Kip Winger: We wrote the ten songs in ten days. Reb came back to do rhythms, and then came back to do solos. Reb spent about a month on it. It took me about eight months to finish it.
HRH: What are your touring plans for the album?
Kip Winger: Yeah, we just got back from Europe. We are going back in March. We are hoping to get some summer stuff happening in the States soon.
HRH: I noticed on your touring schedule that your music”Ghosts” is going to be performed by the San Francisco Ballet in February. What can you tell me about that?
Kip Winger: I have been working on classical music my whole life and finally wrote a big piece of music. It was performed by the Tucson Symphony last month and now. The premiere will be in February, and their will be seven performances of that. You can see it on the website at SanFrancisco Ballet.org.
HRH: You have to be pretty excited about that.
Kip Winger: This is the hugest thing in my life. I have been working on that for years. I am really excited about it.
HRH: I watched the trailer for the movie Four Months, and I immediately recognized your voice in the song they are playing on the trailer.
Kip Winger: Yeah, I don’t really have anything to do with that movie. They are using “Nothing” (from Kip’s solo album, From The Moon To the Sun) on the trailer. They bought the rights to use the song in the movie. It looks cool.
HRH: Back in February you were honored by the U.S. Government with a plaque and a flag for your song “Blue Suede Shoes”. What is your feeling about that? That had to be a pretty incredible experience.
Kip Winger: It was absolutely amazing. I was initially writing it from the idea of a soldiers perspective. Blue Suede Shoes is a song why someone would enlist. Not the stupid version, the real heartfelt version of why. Certain people who I have talked to applying it on a military basis over the years have talked to me about their experience. I did a TV show called Legends & Lyrics, and they presented that to me on that show. It was a great honor and very humbling.
HRH: Do you feel like this was a little vindication against all of the people that were targeting Winger in the 90’s? It seems like Winger was the butt of a bunch of bad jokes., from the Beavis & Butthead show etc. This seems to have taken you full circle.
Kip Winger: Music was always the thing that I was concentrating doing the best job I could do. The Beavis & Butthead show & Metallica, they all took the first punch. Whatever. I have never met any of them. My whole world has been to write better music. Having a ballet done by the San Francisco ballet, or getting an award by the U.S. Government, I guess yes it is vindicating. It is all a by product of me trying to do what I do best, which is write music. I am not writing music to sell a t-shirt, I am writing music to write the best music I can write. What I do for myself is to try do the highest art I can do. I don’t dig the name slagging and cutting other bands down. That happened to us for whatever reason. You just deal with it. People have asked me that for twenty years. Someone should call Mike Judge and ask him why (laughs).
HRH: I have to ask you about your time with Alice Cooper. What was that experience like to go out with Alice on tour and to play on his records so early in your career?
Kip Winger: That was a dream come true as a kid. I was a big Alice Cooper fan, huge actually. I was really lucky to get that gig. That was really special. I learned a lot from him. He is an amazing celebrity. He is more than a rockstar. He has this whole world un to himself. For me I was 24, I was a waiter before that. I was very lucky. Right place at the right time. You have to give credit where credit is due. Kane Roberts was very influential in me getting that gig. I still talk to Kane a lot. I haven’t talked to Alice in a while.
HRH: What has Kane Roberts been up to? He has been out the music business for a while.
Kip Winger: He does a lot of different stuff. He is a computer artist. He has written a couple of screen plays. He is an incredibly talented dude. He is one of the smartest people I have ever met.
HRH: A few years ago you produced the album for The Mob that Reb Beach played on.
Kip Winger: Yeah, that was a fun project. They brought me in to help finish the album for them. There is some great music on that album. Dug Pinnick, he is a great singer, I love him.
HRH: Is The Mob something that you and Reb would like to revisit sometime?
Kip Winger: The record company is begging us to do another one, but I don’t think it will happen any time soon.
HRH: Where is the best place for your fans to find your new Winger and Blackwood Creek albums?
Kip Winger: 400 Best Buys just picked it up, you can also download it off of iTunes.
HRH: Thank you for taking the time out to do this interview.
Kip Winger: Thank You!
What did you miss on Hard Rock Hideout Radio last night? A ton of great music!!
This is the play list for the 1/13/2010 show.
Jesse James Dupree – Rev It & Go-Go
Snowblynd – Blood, Guts, & Gasoline
Salty Dog – Lonesome Fool
ZO2 – Painted Lady
White Flame – Dancing With Her Sister
Bonafide – Sicker Than I Think
American Heartbreak – The Last of the Superheroes
Starz – So Young So Bad
Wig Wam – Gonna Get You Someday
The Wildhearts – Mazel Tov Coctail
Thunder – On the Radio
Automan.Ca – Dig in Deep
Winger – Feeding Frenzy
Moon Dog Mane – Peanut On A Plate
Bon Jovi – We Weren’t Born To Follow (Random Pick of the Week)
Richie Sambora – Rosie
Black N’ Blue – The Snake
Big Cock – Road To Ruin
Slaughter – Tongue N’ Groove
The Wild Boyz – Pleazure N’ Pain
Sebastian Bach – (Love Is) A Bitchslap
Lorenzo – Nothing Left To Talk About
Razorbliss – A Brand New Creature
The 69 Eyes – Dead N’ Gone
The New Shining – Shadowcast
KISS – Gene Simmons – Radioactive (By Request)
Slade – Run Runaway
Snakes In Love – I Wanna Live
Bon Jovi – Thorn in My Side
Mr. Big – Shine
Tunnel – Sound of Thunder (By Request)
Hansel – Eruption
Wig Wam – Wild One
Reckless Love – One More Time
Wildstreet – Hard On You
Tigertailz – Livin’ Without You
Johnny Lima – Wild Flower
Vains of Jenna – When You’re Dead
Motley Crue – Ten Seconds To Love
Slam St. Joan – Save By Grace
Babylon A.D. – Bad Blood
Middle Finger Mob – Love Song
Tango Down – All Fall Down
Bon Jovi – Bullet (Random Pick of the Week)
Sweet F.A. – Stick To Your Guns
Hard Rock Hideout Radio is on the air every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. CST. Brian Basher plays the hottest new hard rock, and best classic tunes found on the FM radio waves. Listen to us live on KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, Texas, or via the internet at www.kacvfm.org.
Lizzy’s ninth album is “unbelievably infectious” and affirms that some things do age well.” -Decibel Magazine
LIZZY BORDEN announces three exclusive California dates to start off 2010. These first of the New Year shows will be a best of LIZZY BORDEN, incorporating songs from the entire catalog including the latest record Appointment With Death. “These will be the first headlining shows on the west coast that we’ve done in a long while,” explains Lizzy. “We are hyped and can’t wait to see our friends and fans. And yes, there will be blood!” LIZZY BORDEN has been on the road steadily since the release of Appointment With Death – both in Europe and the USA with Lordi playing various festivals. Plans for more tour dates are in the works and will be announced when details are finalized.
02/04 Santa Clara, CA Avalon
02/05 Santa Rosa, CA Last Day Saloon
02/06 San Diego, CA 4th & B
Starting out over 40 years ago when they were just kids, Blackwood Creek could hold the record for longest amount of years passed before a reunion. Theirs was longer than even the Eagles. However, it’s a good thing for the fans that the band waited so long to get back together, because it gave one of their members a chance to become famous and form a great hard rock band in Winger. Now known (unofficially) as Kip Winger’s side band, Blackwood Creek is releasing their debut album here in the states on January 12th.
After coming off a great record in Winger’s Karma, it’s questionable whether Kip could put together two great albums in a 6 month span. Well, after listening to the record there’s no doubt that he can. Blackwood Creek rocks! The disc has a little of the new Winger sound, blended with some southern rock (ala Lynyrd Skynyrd). Blackwood Creek combines the high power charges of party rock and roll and mixes them with simple free style guitar riffs, easy steady drum beats, and a lot of fun.
Blackwood Creek opens with Out In Outer Space, which sets the tone immediately and makes you sit up and take notice. After the first spin of this song, you just know there are good things coming. The opening guitar chords and drum beats throw a warning punch, the first verse announces their presence, but the chorus has you hooked. If you’re not singing along to this song by the third listen, you may not be a rock music fan.
Nothing But The Sun continues where Out In Outer Space left off. Kip’s voice sounding bold and clear and the musical melody holding steady with foot tapping, enjoyable rhythms. Love Inspector is a good time party song about babes and beer, something that any healthy male can enjoy and sing along too.
The great songs continue with “Your Revolution”, “Dead Stung”, and “Albatross”, just to name a few.
Kip’s voice continues to have that blend of former Kip Winger and David Coverdale that stood out on Winger’s last CD, Karma, but just as then, he makes it work to his advantage. While he may not be able to hit the high notes of Madeline anymore, he doesn’t need to, because he has great current songs that are well within his range. His grainy, grungy vocals give his new music a rougher age that is very appealing to older music fans. The squeaky clean high vocals of the glam era are gone and the grittier, throaty vocals are fronting the songs now.
Blackwood Creek is amazing in its simplicity. The guitar playing is straight forward, three chord rock. The drums are simple 1-2-3-4 beats, with not a lot of rolls or changes. There are few guitar solos, there are no crazy bass lines, and there’s no screaming or wailing glam metal vocals. And that’s why this record is so amazing. A stripped down, easy feeling, good time, bar band rock and roll. Kip Winger and the band focused on the product (in this case the music as a whole) more than the packaging (glitzy guitar solos or musical tricks). This is down to earth rock for fans that have been musically starved for too long.
Rating: Out of 10
- Out In Outer Space
- Nothing But The Sun
- Your Revolution
- Dead Stung
- After Your Heart
- Jimmy and Georgia
- Rack of Greed
- Love Inspector
- Joy Ride
- Wooden Shoe
Blackwood Creek Is:
Kip Winger – Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
Nate Winger – Drums
Peter Fletcher – Guitars
Check out the brand new video”Time To Burn” from Las Vegas rockers, Taking Dawn. Taking Dawn’s new album Time To Burn is available for pre-order at this link.
Hard Rock Hideout Radio hits the air tonight from 9:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Central Standard Time. Brian Basher has an awesome play list with a few surprises for you tonight.
Tune in locally on KACV FM90 in Amarillo, Texas, or join us online at www.kacvfmorg.
Puddle of Mudd stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night to give a special performance of their hit single, “Spaceship,” off of their recently released album Volume 4: Song in the Key of Love & Hate, in-stores now. The heavy rockers gave an energy packed performance to the screaming audience and closed the show with their smash hit “Drift & Die,” from their debut album Come Clean.
AIRBOURNE have updated their MySpace player to stream their new song, ‘No Way But The Hard Way’. Check it out at this location.
Guitarist from King Kobra talks about new project Tunnel!
Dave Henzerling will be the special guest on the Hard Rock Nights radio program January 15-21. Henzerling is best known for his guitar work with King Kobra (as David Michael-Philips) and Big Cock (which also features current Warrant vocalist Robert Mason). He is currently promoting his new project with vocalist Scott Hammons called Tunnel, a heavy-hitting 8-song album that hearkens back to the golden days of 1970s album rock.
Henzerling will discuss the Tunnel album with host JT, as well as the possibility of a new King Kobra record with Paul Shortino on vocals. Henzerling joined Carmine Appice’s Sin City Sinners onstage in December, along with Shortino, to perform the King Kobra classic “Hunger.”
Hard Rock Nights is an internationally syndicated radio program. A full list of stations and air times can be found at http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates.
For more information about Tunnel, visit http://www.tunnelonline.net.
Halestorm posted the following clip on their site today, and it was too good not to share with those of you that might not have stopped by there. The band is covering the Heart classic, “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”. Check it out below.
7dayBinge is set to release their debut album, “7dayBinge” on January 26th and they’re giving away the first single, “End of the Road” for free!
If you’re in Nashville on January 29th then you must attend the 7dayBinge CD Release Party at the Hard Rock Café’s Reverb Room.
7dayBinge releases its debut, self-titled album on January 26. The group includes Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down on bass, Jon Nicholson of the Muzik Mafia on guitar and vocals, Kenny Olson of Kid Rock’s band on lead guitar, and Shannon Boone on drums. The group came together when Nicholson opened for 3 Doors Down on a European tour. Stops in Amsterdam (during which an actual seven-day binge of some sort may have occurred) found Harrell and Nicholson sitting down and working on some music together (the result of the initial session, the track “Cold Dark Grave,” worked so well that they kept writing together).
Recorded over several days at the Sound Kitchen in Nashville and produced by the band themselves, “7dayBinge” features eight driving, straight-up rock ‘n’ roll tracks (see full track listing below). Originally, the band worked up seven songs for the album, but a rush of creativity and inspiration late in the recording process led to an eighth track, “Good Times,” which clocks in at 10:35 long. “I’m really excited about the Binge album coming out,” says Harrell. “It’s been a lot of fun working with these guys and watching it all come together. The energy is awesome and I can’t wait for our fans to hear it. They won’t be disappointed.”
2. Oak Tree
3. End of the Road
5. I’m No Good
6. Coming Back Again
7. Cold Dark Grave
8. Good Times
One of the World’s Biggest Rock Bands and Current GRAMMY® Nominee to Make Debut Performance on the GRAMMY Awards and to Offer Fans the Opportunity to help Select Which of Their Hit Songs They Will Perform on Music’s Biggest Night® Live on CBS Jan. 31….
For the first time ever, current GRAMMY® Award nominee Bon Jovi will perform on the GRAMMY telecast and participate in a special interactive fan vote on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. As part of the band’s performance, fans will have an opportunity to decide which Bon Jovi hit the band will perform during their segment. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 31, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys…..
Beginning this week, viewers can log on to www.cbs.com/grammys and vote for one out of six of their favorite hit Bon Jovi songs:….
2. “Bed Of Roses”
3. “Have A Nice Day”
4. “It’s My Life”
5. “Livin’ On A Prayer”
6. “Wanted Dead Or Alive.”
There is no registration to vote, and fans may vote as often as they wish. Additionally, a 30-second clip of each song may be viewed. The deadline to vote is Sunday, Jan. 24, 11:59 p.m. ET. On Jan. 25 the list will be narrowed down to the top three songs and fans may continue voting at www.cbs.com/grammys for which hit song the band should perform as part of their segment. Voting will continue until Bon Jovi’s performance on the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 31
GRAMMY winner Bon Jovi is up for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “We Weren’t Born To Follow.”
Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers and nominees Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and the Zac Brown Band. All five Album Of The Year nominees — Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, the Dave Matthews Band, and Taylor Swift — are set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night®
Happy New Year!
The Y&T camp looks forward to a busy 2010. Other than the three February shows, the band will be hibernating in the studio as they continue working on the new album over the next several months. Look for a late spring release date worldwide. And be sure to keep an eye on the web site for new shows to be announced soon.
You’ve asked for more “all ages” shows. We hear you, and we’re happy to announce that the second show of 2010 is an all ages show. And after many years, Y&T finally returns to Fresno. So come on out and bring the kids!
Details for each of the shows below are on the TOUR DATES page of the web site.
Stay tuned…many more 2010 shows to come!
February 4 ~ Modesto, CA – Fat Cat Music House
February 5 ~ Fresno, CA – Tower Theatre (all ages show)
February 6 ~ Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Europe June ~ Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
*Schedule subject to change. Be sure to verify with each venue.*
I am not sure how Freakshow’s CD dropped off our review schedule at Hard Rock Hideout, but I can not overlook this CD any longer. I have been a fan of Marcus Allen Christopher’s other band Miss Crazy for quite some time. I always thought that there are some similarities between his voice, and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer. It seemed like the the perfect fit for Cinderella’s Jeff LaBar to work with Markus. Freakshow is rounded out by fretless bass wonder Tony Franklin, and former Quiet Riot skin man, Frankie Banali. The overall talent in the band is crazy good, so the CD has to be good too right? Right! After hearing this CD, I can only hope that line up would record together again, and or tour.
Admittedly, I was not super crazy about the opening tune, “Welcome To the Freakshow”, but decided to hang around to see what else Freakshow could offer. The first time I listened to the song “Everyone”, I thought that is was a major rip off of Cinderella’s “Somebody Save Me”. It isn’t exactly the same, but the main riff is pretty similar. It is still a cool song. I guess if anyone is going to rip off Cinderella, why shouldn’t it be their long time axeman. The more I listen to this song, the more I love it.
“You Who Wins” is an excellent crunchy rocker. Tony Franklin and Frankie Banali steal the show on this tune. Banali’s drumming is near perfection, and Franklin bass work complements him well. The guitar licks on “It’s Really Over” instantly brings Whitesnake to mind. This is an infectious tune that demands a lot of replays.
If you can play “Burning Me” without headbanging, you must have a neck brace on. This catchy rocker will have you singing along, “I need your love”. Another great tune! From this point forward, this album is packed with rockers all the way until the final song “Mistaken”. This is a slower number, but still a cool tune at that.
While some band projects suffer from mediocrity, Freakshow rises above the masses to deliver one rockin’ CD. This is easily the best CD that Retrospect Records has ever put out. If you are a fan of 80’s hard rock music, you will love Freakshow. You can purchase this CD at this link. Check out Freakshow on myspace here.
- Welcome To the Freakshow
- You Who Wins
- It’s Really Over
- Burning Me
- Four Leaf Clover
- Looking Back At Me
- Mistreat Me
Marcus Allen Christopher – Vocals
Jeff LaBar – Guitars
Tony Franklin – Bass
Frankie Banali – Drums
Check out Atreyu’s latest video, “Storm To Pass”. Atreyu’s new CD, “Congregation of the Damned” is in stores now.
CHARM CITY DEVILS perform “Best Of The Worst” LIVE acoustically on 98 Rock Baltimore with afternoon Jock STASH! Check out this cool clip!
Stockholm Rock Out will held for the first time on April 30 and May 1, with a scheduled line-up that includes Jani Lane, Keel, Chris Laney, Bulletboys, Badmouth, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) and more. For all international artists this show will be exclusive for Scandinavia. In addition to great bands, there will be bars, shops, tattoo artists and more. No need to worry about the weather or camping as this year the two day festival will be held indoors. For more information you can go to http://www.sthlmrockout.com/
Jani Lane formerly of Warrant (US)
Keel (US) – First show in Sweden since 1986
Dizzy Reed of Guns n Roses (US)
BulletBoys (US) – First show EVER in Sweden!
Chris Laney (S) – w/ Special guest Zinny Zan (Shotgun Messiah, Easy Action)
Badmouth (S) – w/ Special Guest
Killer Clan of F.U.N. (S)
Three Days Grace have announced additional dates for their co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin and Special Guest Flyleaf. The second leg of the tour will begin on February 13th in Lowell, MA at the Tsongas Arena and conclude on March 5th in Little Rock, AR at the Verizon Arena.
The band’s most recent release Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band. “Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has reached #1 on the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock BDS Charts and Top 5 at Mainstream Rock.
The Toronto-based rock band is comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).
Their first album, the self titled Three Days Grace, was released in 2003. The album generated 3 hit singles, “I Hate Everything About You” which reached #2 on the Mediabase Modern Rock charts and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, “ Just Like You” which went to #1 on both the Mediabase Modern Rock and Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts, and “Home” which went to #2 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock charts.
One-X, the band’s sophomore album was released in 2006 and debuted on the Billboard Album Chart at #5. That album also produced 3 #1 Mediabase Mainstream Rock singles “Animal I’ve Become,” “Pain” and “Never Too Late.”
For 2007 Mediabase ranked Three Days Grace as the # 1 artist in airplay across all rock formats (Modern Rock, Active Rock, Mainstream Rock). That same year R&R/Billboard also ranked Three Days Grace as # 1 Active Rock Artist of the Year, # 1 Rock Artist of the Year and # 2 Modern Rock/Alternative Artist of the Year.
Both Three Days Grace and One-X have been certified Platinum. Three Days Grace has sold over 4 million albums worldwide.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, January 16, 2010. Fan club early pre sale begins on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. For a full listing please see below
THREE DAYS GRACE-BREAKING BENJAMIN CO HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST FLYLEAF:
February 13 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena On Sale 1/16
February 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena On Sale 1/16
February 17 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center On Sale 1/15
February 19 Newark, NJ Prudential Center On Sale 1/16
February 20 Reading, PA Sovereign Center On Sale 1/16
February 23 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena On Sale 1/15
February 24 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena On Sale 1/16
February 26 Estero, FL Germain Arena On Sale 1/15
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British metal band Fury UK has been confirmed to play Hammerfest II at Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn, North Wales.
During the past 2 years the band has played Bloodstock Open Air, Hellfire Fest, Bulldog Bash, Rock Of Ages, SOS Festival & more. Lead vocalist/guitarist Chris Appleton says “We’ve just completed our gig commitments for 2009 & the final gig in Manchester was a real celebration of a happy year for the band, when we’ve toured & played with some great names such as Blaze Bayley, Michael Schenker, Saxon, UFO &, Motorhead, as well as playing international dates in Greece & Switzerland & releasing our best music so far with the album “VR”. We’re looking for more of the same in 2010 & it’s a great boost to straight away be confirmed for an event such as Hammerfest”.
Fury UK plays the Saturday at Hammerfest, that’s March 13th.
The band takes a short rest from tour dates in January before embarking on the following :
6th Dudley JB’s
11th Manchester Grand Central
12th Boston Axe & Cleaver
18th Swindon 12 Bar
20th Belgium Wizzfest
13nd Prestatyn, N.Wales Hammerfest
26rd Newcastle Trillians
27th Grimsby Yardbirds Club
30th Camden Purple Turtle
More dates to be added soon.
“VR” album reviews….
Kerrang magazine “..a commendable charge, standing up very well against the likes of White Wizzard & Cauldron.. pumping, ever-propulsive guitar riffs.. full-blooded vocals.. dynamic hooks.. aren’t going to be understood by Elliott Minor fans.. grimaced chants & guitar theatrics will win over the metal community in a trice”
Powerplay magazine “..storming album full of inventive, melodic metal.. at times intricate, dense, delicate & crushing.. reminds me of Priest & Maiden.. excellent piece of work.. powerful, heavy, accessible, modern metal.”
Get Ready To Rock “….excellent production and playing …. the music is compelling with some proggy and unexpected touches in places, and there is the energy of a nascent Megadeth …. an excellent album”
I stumbled up on the following video clip from Danko Jones yesterday. This is another rockin’ tune, that is on the B-Sides album that came out last January.
Check it out!
When I think of Australia, I think of bands like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Airbourne. I would never expect a decent glam metal act to come out of Oz Imagine my surprise when I heard the debut CD, Never Say Die from Hansel. I have known about Hansel for quite a while. I checked out their Mission to Rock EP, and I liked a couple songs off of it. I was quite surprised to find that this new CD is overwhelmingly good. Never Say Die is easily a contender for the best of 2010.
Never Say Die is packed with infectious rockers. In fact, the pace only slows down for “Between A Rock and a Hard Place”. This is the CD’s lone ballad, and it has a cool Poison like feel to it.
Some of my favorites include “Rock City”, “Rocketship of Love”,”1-800-Pleasuretown” and “Murder 101″. “Murder 101″ was carried over from the Mission To Rock EP, and rightfully so. This is an extremely catchy song, and needs to be heard by everyone.
Hair metal fans looking for some cool new music to check out, look no further. Hansel’s Never Say Die delivers the goods. Fans of bands like Poison, Wig Wam & Steel Panther will eat this up!
Rating: Out of 10
1. I Don’t Need Saving (All I Need Is Rock ‘N’ Roll)
3. Rock City
4. On The Run
5. Wild Tonight
6. Rocketship of Love
7. Between A Rock and a Hard Place
9. Murder 101
11. The Whole Nine Yards
Jett Jones – Vocals
Grind – Guitars
Busta Lacey – Guitars & Keyboards
Joey X Kalibre – Bass
Thruster Jones – Drums
AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour is now over, but the memories should live on. The following footage is from the Columbus, Ohio stop on the Black Ice tour in 2008. Enjoy!!