If you need something to hold you over until the next Tesla CD, Hard Rock Hideout has your answer. Tesla’s lead guitarist Frank Hannon has released a new live CD, The Frank Hannon Band – 100 Proof Live – Live At Constable Jacks.
Recorded on Oct. 10, 2009 in Newcastle, CA at Constable Jack’s is packed with 11 tracks of PURE LIVE Rock N’ Roll from the Frank Hannon Band.
100 Proof Live is the follow up to the critically acclaimed CD, Guitarz from Marz and features many of those original recordings such as “Electric Warriorz”, “Eye of Mind”, “Touch of Magic”, “Mobius Flip”, “Chain Reaction”, and some classic covers including The Allman Brothers “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, and Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion”.
You can grab a copy of this CD for 10 bucks in the Tesla Merchandise store at this link.
Check out the live clip of “Electric Warriorz” below.
THREE DAYS GRACE ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE ALONG WITH ADELITA’S WAY
Tour begins in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26, 2010
Three Days Grace have announced dates for their U.S. headlining tour in support of the band’s most recent release Life Starts Now. The first leg of the tour will start in Grand Rapids, MI on March 26th at the Delta Plex and conclude on April 16th in Springfield, MA at the Springfield Civic Center. Joining Three Days Grace on tour will be special guests Chevelle as well as Adelita’s Way.
“Break” the first single from Life Starts Now has been #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart for 12 weeks and was #1 at Mainstream Rock for seven weeks. It also reached Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Life Starts Now debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 charts making it the highest debut ever for the band.
The second single “The Good Life” is just now being serviced at radio.
The band just completed a 2 month co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Breaking Benjamin and special guest Flyleaf and prior to that a national headline Canadian tour.
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 chart and Top 5 on the Mediabase Mainstream Rock chart, “ 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 chart.
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.”
In 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 go on sale Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th. Fan club early pre-sale begins on Tuesday, February 15th. For a full listing please see below:
THREE DAYS GRACE HEADLINE TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEVELLE AND ADELITA’S WAY:
March 26 Grand Rapids, MI Delta Plex On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 27 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
March 28 Green Bay, WI Resch Center On Sale Feb 20th at 11AMCST
March 30 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
March 31 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMCST
April 2 Tupelo, MS Bankcorp South On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMCST
April 3 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 6 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 7 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Cntr On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 9 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April10 Raleigh, NC RBC Center On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 11 Charlotte, NC Bojangles Coliseum On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 13 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic On Sale Feb 19th at 10AMEST
April 15 Elmira, NY First Arena On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
April 16 Springfield, MA Mass Mutual Center On Sale Feb 20th at 10AMEST
Thunder Mountain RockFest is coming to the Rock Dakota Ranch in Sawyer, North Dakota. Thunder Mountain RockFest is a three day outdoor rock festival that will feature different eras of music on each day. The festival is slated for July 8 -10th, with a pre-party to be held on July 7th at 7pm. You can buy tickets on-line or at one of our outlets listed on our website rockdakota.com . Camping is also available. Patrons planning to camp this year will need both a camping pass and an admission ticket for each attendee. You can also join us on Facebook, MySpace and twitter to get the latest updates. The bands that have been announced to date are (more bands TBA):
ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE: John Payne fronted ASIA for 14 years. In 2006, John formed “ASIA Featuring John Payne.” The current lineup is John Payne- Vocalist/Bassist, Erik Norlander – Keyboards, Jay Schellen – Drums, Mitch Perry – Guitar. They are currently performing songs from the entire history of Asia, including “Heat of the Moment.”
FOGHAT: A British rock band who had their peak success in the mid- to late-1970s. The band has achieved five gold records. Their song “Slow Ride” was featured in the 1993 American movie Dazed and Confused.
THE SWEET: British glam rock band Sweet became popular during the 1970s with hit songs such as “Ballroom Blitz,” “Wig Wam Bam” and “Fox On the Run.”
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS W/CHUCK NEGRON OF 3 DOG NIGHT: Throughout the years, BS&T sold over 35 million albums and won several Grammy Awards. Since late 2005, the band often does shows backing up former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron, where the group will play its own set and then another set that includes Chuck’s Three Dog Night hits.
THE GUESS WHO: The world famous Canadian band that broke into the charts with songs such as “Shakin’ All Over”, “These Eyes” and “American Woman.”
NELSON: Glam metal band founded by Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. They had a No. 1 hit in the United States with “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.”
JANI LANE OF WARRANT: American recording artist who was the lead vocalist and songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. “Cherry Pie,” which is arguably Warrant’s most well-known song was written by Lane in about fifteen minutes.
GREAT WHITE: Gained popularity during the 1980s and early 1990s. The band released several albums in the late 1980s and gained airplay on MTV with music videos for songs like “Once Bitten, Twice Shy.”
KIX: Their self-titled debut album featured live favorites like “Atomic Bombs” and “The Kid.” Their 1983 follow-up, “Cool Kids,” showcased a slightly more commercial side of the band. Spearheaded by the single “Body Talk,” They also released “Midnite Dynamite” — their “self-proclaimed favorite record ever.” The album featured a great single, “Cold Shower,” and some other notable cuts like “Sex” and “Bang Bang.”
SURVIVOR: The band is best known for its Double Platinum-certified 1982 mega-hit “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III. Singles like “Burning Heart,” “The Search Is Over,” “High on You“ and “I Can’t Hold Back.”
NIGHT RANGER: One of the most successful touring and recording bands of the 1980s. Their popularity was fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles including “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “Restless Kind,” to name but a few.
THE VEER UNION: Released their debut album, “Against the Grain,” on April 21, 2009. “Against the Grain” has reached number 32 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers. Their first single, “Seasons”, has reached number 10 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. “Seasons” was also the official theme song for WWE Backlash 2009. The band has toured with Hinder, Theory of a Deadman, Seether , Black Stone Cherry, Sick Puppies and Hurt.
EGYPT CENTRAL: Rising from the streets of Memphis, Tennessee. Their self-titled CD debuted at #1 for independent releases in Memphis – going on to sell nearly 7,000 copies within a few months. “Taking You Down” was selected to be on the soundtrack for the movie The Cave. In the summer of 2007, Egypt Central played several dates with Ozzfest. They also played several dates with the Family Values Tour, were they opened the main stage.
CAVO: An American post-grunge/hard rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. Their single “Champagne” has reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts. The band has toured with Crue Fest 2, Daughtry, LifeHouse, Puddle of Mudd, Sick Puppies just to name a few.
FRAMING HANLEY: A five-piece outfit from Nashville. They are best known for their songs “Hear Me Now” and “Lollipop.” According to their Twitter, once they reach 10,000 followers, they will release the name of the next album. On January 25th 2010, they got 10,000 followers and it was announced that the next album will be titled “A Promise To Burn” and will be released on 5/4/2010.
DEFAULT: A Canadian post-grunge/alternative rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 they have released four albums, and have sold more than a million records. They gained popularity in the United States for their hit singles “Wasting My Time” and “Deny.”
HINDER: Released “Extreme Behavior” in 2005. The album generated five singles, including several that crossed over onto the pop charts. “Lips of an Angel” was the biggest smash. Their follow-up album,” Take It to the Limit,” on November 4, 2008. The lead single, “Use Me,” quickly climbed up the mainstream rock charts.
“EYE 2 EYE – LIVE IN MADRID” RELEASES MARCH 19TH IN EUROPE & APRIL 6TH IN USA
Legendary studio wizard Alan Parsons returns with a live concert recording – Eye 2 Eye – Live In Madrid to be released March 19 in Europe and April 6 in the USA on Frontiers Records. Eye 2 Eye – Live In Madrid will come out in two separate configurations in CD and DVD format.
Eye 2 Eye – Live In Madrid was filmed and recorded at the May 14, 2004 show in Playa Mayor – Madrid, Spain. The location is a gorgeous plaza surrounded by historic buildings and is a legacy to a very fine performance from an outstanding group of musicians.
Alan Parsons’ career started aged 19 when he worked on The Beatles last two albums, Let It Be and then Abbey Road, an album recorded in the legendary London studios of the same name. He soon become a well respected studio engineer and producer, working for Paul McCartney, John Miles, The Hollies, Al Stewart and Pink Floyd among others. He is particularly renowned for his work on the Pink Floyd masterpiece Dark Side of The Moon. This classic album was recorded in 1972, and Parsons’ contribution to the album is legendary.
With The Alan Parsons Project, Alan went on to release 10 acclaimed studio albums but never performed live, even after several US and UK Top 20 hits. The Project ended in 1990 when Eric Woolfson and Alan went separate ways. Eric devoted his career to the musical theatre, while Parsons felt the need to bring his music to the live concert stage and to continue to record conceptual symphonic rock music.
As well as receiving gold and platinum awards from many nations, Alan Parsons has received 12 Grammy Award nominations for engineering and production. In 2007 he received a nomination for Best Surround Sound Album for A Valid Path.
Eye 2 Eye – Live in Madrid features an outstanding performance and for many fans this is the first opportunity to see Alan Parsons’ touring band. The musicians’ performances are superb throughout, and this could well be the definitive band line-up that Alan has toured with. An added treat is Alan singing lead vocals on three songs as well as all band members sharing the lead vocal duties.
CD track listing includes:
I Robot; Can’t Take It With You; Don’t Answer Me; Breakdown / The Raven; Time; Psychobabble; I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You; Damned If I Do; More Lost Without You; Don’t Let It Show; Prime Time; Sirius / Eye In The Sky; (The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether; Games People Play.
The DVD includes the entire concert and is available in NTSC region free format with stereo mix 2.0
ALAN PARSONS FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 14, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic – Congress Centre
March 16, 2010 Warsaw, Poland – Sala Kongresowa
March 18, 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia
June 1, 2010 Paris, France – The Olympia
Hard Rock Hideout caught up with Morgan Lander recently, the lead vocalist and guitarist for one of Canada’s, (and the world’s), finest Metal Bands - KITTIE. Morgan Lander has proven she can growl and croon with the very best in world of Metal Music, she also proved to be quite the sincere and friendly interview as well. Here’s what Morgan Lander of Kittie had to say:
HRH: So, Morgan, where in the world are you?
Morgan: Home! We, (Kittie) have been off tour since January 25th, (of 2010).
HRH: How was the tour in Europe?
Morgan: Awesome, we had a really good time.
HRH: One of the great things about being a world known band, is the opportunity to travel the world and see so many great countries.
Morgan: Yeah, it is a great experience to go to so many different countries and play in front of the fans around the world. We had some fans that traveled eight hours in Europe, just to come out and see us! That really means a lot to Kittie, having fans that will travel that long and far to see our show.
HRH: Kittie and God Forbid in the States, what can the fans expect?
Morgan: Fun! We know God Forbid real well, plus we never toured together, so it should be great. We have always talked about touring together, (with God Forbid), now it’s going to happen. We also share a mutual crew person.
HRH Note: Kittie and God Forbid kick off their 17 date North American Tour, on March 3, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House.
HRH: Any tour pet peeves you want to reveal?
Morgan: I, Kittie, we love everything about touring. Let’s see… there is one pet peeve that really bothers us all, it’s when strangers knock on the tour bus door! Anytime of the day it’s scary, especially at night. The tour bus is our home, our sanctuary, you just don’t go knocking on someone’s front door in the middle of the night! We don’t feel very safe just opening up the door to strangers that want to meet us. Besides, maybe I’m in my pajamas!
HRH: Is there a live album in the future for Kittie?
Morgan: No, yet we always wanted to do one. It’s definitely doable, we could work it out. If one was to happen, I would want it to be a CD/DVD combination. A future live album from Kittie would be an eye opener for the fans as well, it’s been ten years of Kittie! We definitely have the material and so much has changed with Kittie since the Spit In Your Eye video, which came out in 2000.
HRH: I agree, the transformation of Kittie, from (1999′s) Spit and it’s all out Extreme Metal to Funeral For Yesterday and your newest album In The Black, where you have become a melodic and heavy band, with still some nods to extreme, is just unbelievably great in my opinion.
Morgan: Thank you!
HRH: What country has Kittie not played yet, that is on your must list?
Morgan: It seems like we have played just about everywhere, I believe we never played Norway. If you can believe that! Norway it is.
HRH: What’s your favorite Metal album of all time?
Morgan: If you asked me this question five years ago, you would get a different answer! It changes, all the time.
HRH: It changes weekly sometimes too!
Morgan: Yeah, it can! It is ever changing. Metallica Ride The Lightning, Carcass Heartwork and Van Halen I and II.
HRH: With Ride The Lightning and Heartwork, enough said, those are powerhouses. Wow, Van Halen, thats old school.
Morgan: It’s what I remember growing up as a kid, listening to what albums my parents played, Van Halen I and II left a mark on me.
HRH: When you want to chill out, what music do you listen to?
Morgan: I have lot’s of interests, Kings of Leon, Silver Chair, and definitely Pantera! Believe it or not, I can really chill out to Pantera!
HRH: There’s nothing wrong with that. Who are your peer bands that you draw influence from?
Morgan: Kittie is inspired by everybody we tour with. Still there will always be Pantera. Not only were they the best Metal Band that ever lived, they were and still are really cool people, the very best.
HRH: If there was ever to be a movie made about Kittie’s career, what would the title be?
Morgan: Wow, cool question! It would have to be named after one of our songs, like Until The End or Into The Darkness. These two song titles capture the crazy times, ups and downs and the unknown we have experienced throughout our career.
HRH: What is the rowdiest venue Kittie has ever played at?
Morgan: Wow, there has been a few over the years! There was this place in Seattle, where the fire marshal came and closed the place down, there was way too many people that showed up. White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas for certain! South America in general, Chile, Mexico and Brazil. The Spit In Your Eyevideo/DVD is a great example for fans to see us playing in a rowdy venue.
HRH: From everything that I’ve read and heard, Brazil has some hardcore and dedicated Metal fans there.
Morgan: They sure do!
HRH: What’s your opinion on the Grammy’s?
Morgan: They should be inviting us to go! Really, it’s a spectacle and a popularity contest. Having the Metal and Hard Rock categories is good, still they need to focus on Metal Music more, with more categories. The Grammy’s should be representing everything that’s out there, there is definitely room for improvement.
HRH: In the eyes of younger female fans, are you comfortable with being a role model or more an inspiration?
Morgan: A role model takes on a heavy burden to bear. Parents, friends, older siblings and extended family should be the real role models. I’m more comfortable with being an inspiration for younger girls. I want them to see in Kittie, the hope and strong female character that shows the ability to become self empowered.
HRH: At what point, did you and your sister Mercedes realize that Kittie was for real?
Morgan: Looking back on the last ten years, it all happened so fast, there never seemed to be time to process it all and reflect on what is really happening. It always felt like quick time and being caught in the middle these past ten years, like being in the eye of the storm! Truthfully, to pick out those moments where we felt that Kittie was real, was knowing we had released our first CD Spit. Having a tangible CD that people could buy was reality. Being a part of Ozzfest was another moment where we knew Kittie was real as well. We just need those moments to reflect on it all.