Adelitas Way has contributed a brand new song called “A New Day” to an upcoming WWE compilation titled WWE: The Music — A New Day. The collection, which also features songs from Story Of The Year and others, is available in-stores now as a standard CD and exclusively at Amazon MP3 as a digital download.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas rockers continue to give their fans a behind the scenes look at life on the road through the use of digital short videos. The latest video captures bass guitarist Derek picking a fight with front man Rick and leaves one of the band members in pain on the floor. Check out the video here and see who comes out victorious.
Head over to the bands official MySpace page to hear the band’s latest single “Last Stand” and a list of current tour dates with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm.
Veteran guitar legend Joe Satriani, one of the world’s most renowned instrumental artists, recorded Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock on May 27, 2008 at The Grand Rex Theater in Paris, France. The brand new live two-disc CD and DVD is out today through Epic Records.
This very special recording captures Satriani’s stirring performance with memorable songs such as, “Surfing With The Alien”, “Flying In A Blue Dream”, along with recent hits like “Super Colossal” and “I Just Wanna Rock.” The quality of music by the 15-time Grammy nominee is unquestionable, yet the extraordinary editing and artful stage lighting makes this Satriani “live” DVD a pleasure for the new viewer, as well as the long-time fan. The Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock DVD will also include a very special bonus in-depth interview with Satriani as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Watch the interview trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnHoYg57Tzk
Enter the “I Just Wanna Rock Paris” Trivia Sweepstakes: http://web.epicrecords.com/satrianisweepstakes/
In celebration of their recent debut album, The End of the Beginning, Like A Storm and Hard Rock Hideout are giving one fan a chance to win a Playstation 3. Enter now for your chance to win!
The End of the Beginning features their first single “Chemical Infatuation.” Like A Storm is currently on tour with Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, and Skillet through mid-February. Visit their MySpace page for tour dates and more updates on the band and make sure to pick up your copy of The End of the Beginning in stores and on iTunes now!
Act now! This contest will end on March 15th, 2010.
BRUCE KULICK’s third solo album “BK3” released in Europe on January 29th and on February 2nd in the Unites States. Frontiers is getting very good responses from press and fans. It is now possible to enjoy Bruce Kulick’s own album presentation in the clip below:
WINGER announced the second leg of the European tour dates :
19/03/10 Leknes, Norway – Lekneshallen (small sports arena)
20/03/10 Norway/Denmark – Rock the Boat
22/03/10 Bristol, England – Academy 2
23/03/10 Portmouth, England – Wedgewood Rooms
24/03/10 Manchester, England – Academy 3
26/03/10 Dudley, England – JB’s
27/03/10 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Spring & Airbrake
28/03/10 Glasgow, Scotland – Cathouse
30/03/10 Newcastle, England – Academy 2
31/03/10 Leeds, England – Rio’s
02/04/10 Sheffield, England – Corporation
03/04/10 Nottingham, England – Rock City
04/04/10 London, England – Islington Academy
06/04/10 Bochum, Germany – Matrix
07/04/10 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Club
08/04/10 Munich, Germany – Backstage
10/04/10 Achaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
In related news Kip Winger and Reb Beach have recently recorded their participation to THAT METAL SHOW on VH1. The show will be aired on April 3rd 2010 at 11.00 PM.
The Aerosmith insanity continues to spill into 2010 with more rumors of Aerosmith seeking out a new singer. While the band continues talks with Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Howard Stern, Oscar the Grouch, Spongebob Squarepants and countless others that will complete dilute and destroy the Aerosmith name, Steven Tyler seems to have completely lost his mind, singing Aerosmith karaoke in Home Depot stores. What the hell is going on with Aerosmith?!?
If Aerosmith carries on with a different singer, they will completely harm the band’s megaband status. No one will want to see another singer with Aerosmith at this stage in the band’s career.
My sound advice for Steven Tyler, if your band mates choose to carry on without you, you need to do two things. First, finish your rehab session and get healthy. Second, when you are of sound mind, make one phone call, NOT to your manager, NOT to Joe Perry. Call Slash!
A Velvet Revolver fronted by Steven Tyler would escalate VR to uber band status. Slash and company are heavily influenced by Aerosmith, and with you joining them, the band would reach new heights, and leave your former band in the dust. If the relationship between you and your former band is beyond all repair, this is the only move that makes sense at this stage in your career.
Of course, I would think that the grown men in Aerosmith could work out their issues, and stop all the nonsense. I would prefer Aerosmith to keep Tyler as their front man, and move away from all the drama, but I guess this is only way they can keep the band’s name out there now.
If Aerosmith can’t continue with Steven Tyler, Velvet Revolver would be damn cool with him. Give it some thought!
Iconic Finnish rockers HIM have just released a new video for “Heartkiller,” the first single off their upcoming album Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. The new album, which was produced by Matt Squire (The Used, Saosin, All Time Low), will be the HIM’s seventh full length record over their 13 year career.
HIM frontman Ville Valo recently sat down with Metal Hammer magazine to discuss the forthcoming album saying, “Lyrically, it’s the most sexual [album], the most horny one, we’ve ever made. The horny and the horned. Like the IMPALED NAZARENE song. It’s got that and a sense of immediacy: ‘I want it now, now, now.’ It’s not about being poetic or forlorn about something that is about to happen, it’s actually about something that is happening at this very moment in time.”
He added, “I like the immediacy of it. There’s a lot of information put in short songs and they don’t let go. That was the whole vibe for me. You should have seen me working the vocals out in the middle of the night, amongst my taxidermy owls in the tower screaming my guts out, unable to stop until 9:00 a.m. and then sleeping on a couch for two hours before starting again. So the whole process of the album is very close to that mental boner that just didn’t go away.”
Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice will hit stores in the U.S. on February 9th. For more information on HIM, visit their official site at www.heartagram.com.
Slayer and Megadeth are thrilled to announce the new, confirmed routing for the American Carnage North American Tour, which will commence with the rescheduled Canadian Carnage East dates in Quebec City on Friday, July 23. Slayer will then head to Europe for a run of festival dates, returning to kick off the American Carnage leg in Albany, NY on August 11. American Carnage will play 26 dates across the United States and Eastern Canada up to the Labor Day weekend, ending in Portland, OR on September 4. Testament will be Special Guest on all shows. Tickets purchased for the American Carnage shows when they first went on sale late last year will be honored for these rescheduled dates. Complete information regarding ticket sales can be found at www.slayer.net • www.megadeth.com • www.testamentlegiions.com
The album was recorded in Los Angeles over two time periods, during October 2008 and then between late January and March 2009. World Painted Blood was produced by Greg Fidelman who has spent time in the studio with Metallica, the Gossip, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Slipknot and others, and executive produced by long-time Slayer colleague Rick Rubin, who suggested Fidelman for the project. One reviewer called the album “the heaviest, bloodiest and best album in almost two decades.” World Painted Blood landed on boatloads of U.S. and International “Best of” lists for 2009, and N.A.R.A.S. saw fit to bestow its fourth Grammy nomination on Slayer – Best Metal Performance for the WPB track, “Hate Worldwide.” For “American Carnage,” Slayer’s Tom Araya promises, “no ballads, no acoustic numbers, no slow tempos.”
23 – Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Quebec City, QC Canada
24 – Heavy MTL, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC Canada
26 – Metro Centre, Halifax, NS Canada
27 – Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB Canada
29 – Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON Canada
30 – John Labatt Centre Center, London, ON Canada
11 – Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY
12 – Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
14 – Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA
15 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
16 – Chevrolet Theatre, Wallingford, CT
18 – Tower City Amphitheatre, Cleveland, OH
19 – Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
20 – UIC Pavillon, Chicago, IL
21 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
23 – Cap Fed Park @Sandstone, Kansas City, KS
25 – Magness Arena, Denver, CO
26 – Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
27 – Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
29 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
30 – Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
31 – Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
1 – Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
3 – Wamu Theatre, Seattle, WA
4 – Washington County Fairgrounds, Portland, OR
Album Features All Star Guest Line-Up Of Collaborators
In what will be his first true solo album, rock icon Slash announced today his CD, SLASH, will release in April 2010. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother.
A major undertaking for Slash, he enlisted services of producing partner Eric Valentine (Queens of Stone Age, The All-American Rejects) and compiled a rhythm section of bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails). Slash handled the majority of arranging and songwriting duties and hand-picked each guest artist. The album’s guests worked collaboratively with Slash to round out the song.
“The idea was really simple in the beginning,” said Slash. “These are all artists I wanted to work with – that I thought it would be amazing to do something creative and collaborative. And I was so impressed with what everyone brought to the table. They were all so committed to doing a good job. And we had a lot of fun making these songs.”
The album will be released through EMI Label Services. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Slash on the “Slash” project. EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution will be providing unique marketing and promotion services while working closely with Slash on creative ways to expose this great project to the consumer,” said Dominic Pandiscia, SVP and General Manager, EMI Label Services and Caroline Distribution.
01. Ghost (Ian Astbury)
02. Beautiful Dangerous (Fergie)
03. Nothing To Say (M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold)
04. Crucify The Dead (Ozzy Osbourne)
05. Promise (Chris Cornell)
06. By The Sword (Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother)
07. Doctor Alibi (Lemmy Kilmeister)
08. Saint Is A Sinner Too (Rocco De Luca)
09. Watch This (Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (Kid Rock)
11. Gotten (Adam Levine)
12. We’re All Gonna Die (Iggy Pop)
13. Starlight (Myles Kennedy