The KISS episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” airs this Sunday, February 21 at 8 pm (EST).
In the spirit of the KISS Army, when the ABC hit show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” told legendary rockers KISS about a family of needy KISS fans in Gainesville, Florida, who started a home-based, non-profit music school while their own home is falling down around them, the band heeded the call and launched the offense during their Tulsa stop on their North American KISS/Alive 35 tour.
The Wagstaff Family, who are huge KISS fans, flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to meet the band who played at the BOK Center in Tulsa on December 8 as part of their North American KISS/Alive 35 tour in support of Sonic Boom, their first album in 11 years.
The next morning KISS and The Wagstaff Family, on behalf of Gibson and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit music group, met at the Wilson Middle School in Tulsa to present $100,000 in instruments from Gibson to the school as well as their own school back home in Florida. Some of the students at the school in Tulsa even donned the famous KISS make up to show their support.
Also check out the beautiful cover art for Romance made by the awesome James White @Signalnoise!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for the Razer Dark Devotion Listening Party last night. Please be sure to check out Razer online at myspace, and at Reverbnation. Check out the comments for all who listened to Dark Devotion last night. This is a CD that you don’t want to miss out on!
You can purchase a copy of it, in the Hard Rock Hideout Music Store, at this link.
Get your free download of Airbourne’s new song, “No Way But the Hard Way” by visiting this link!
FRONTIERS RECORDS SIGNS THE LEGENDARY BAND FOR NEW ALBUM WORLD-WIDE
Frontiers Records is very proud to announce the signing of legendary rock band WHITESNAKE.
David Coverdale and band are gearing up for their latest endeavour. WHITESNAKE has already started composing new material that promises to deliver one of the finest chapters in WHITESNAKE’S career. “We are off to a very good start, with the new songs taking positive shape. It feels good, fresh & exciting,” explains Coverdale.
The next release already feels like a solid, natural progression to their last opus, the successful, critically acclaimed ‘Good To Be Bad’ album, awarded by the influential Classic Rock magazine as “Best Album of the Year” in 2008. “As always, we want to take it to the next level,” states’ Coverdale. “I feel that with the last album we achieved a strong WHITESNAKE ‘cocktail’ that comfortably embraced & mixed all the previous musical aspects & styles of the band’s history, while taking our identity a little further… all on one album…”
Born in 1977, WHITESNAKE have been among the most influential representatives of the their genre, having produced numerous rock music classics such as ‘Here I Go Again’, ‘Is This Love’, ‘Still Of The Night’, ‘Fool For Your Loving’, ‘Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City’ or ‘Walking In The Shadows Of The Blues’.
Coverdale said the production team for the new album will most likely be the infamous Brutal Brothers, or Los Bros Brutalos, who handled the recording of ”Good To Be Bad”. “The new songs are in the very familiar and recognizable WHITESNAKE territory of soulful, bluesy, melodic power rock, with a couple of ballads thrown in for good measure… It can’t be a WHITESNAKE album without ballads, mate!”
WHITESNAKE have conquered the love and respect of the audiences all over the world with their driving shows and music. The new album promises to follow in the steps of a great heritage of solid and timeless songs.
Check out the new video from “I’m Alive” from Story of the Year. The band’s new album, The Constant is in stores now. (It is available at Target through 2/20 for a $7.99). For more information on Story of the Year, check out the band’s myspace page.
I have been a fan of Jason McMaster for a long time. From Watchtower, to Dangerous Toys, to Broken Teeth, I have pretty much enjoyed all of the bands he has performed in. With that being said, it is hard for me to believe that Broken Teeth has already matched the number of studio releases as Jason McMaster’s other band Dangerous Toys, but they have done just that. With their latest release, Viva La Rock, Fantastico, McMaster and company may have released the finest Broken Teeth record to date.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico sounds as if Broken Teeth walked into the studio and performed the same kind of high energy set that they do live. It is a no frills hard rock effort cram packed with crank worthy tunes to help you get your party started.
Viva La Rock, Fantastico explodes out of the gate with fast paced rocker “Blackheart”. The Motorhead like feel to this tune instantly had me wanting to play the air drums. “Exploder” delivers that one-two punch for this CD. If “Blackheart” didn’t reel you in, “Exploder” will get the job done with its breakneck rhythm and energetic riffs.
At this point Viva La Rock Fantastico is merciless with its high-speed tunes. You don’t get a moment to catch your breath until the song “Break the Spell”. This tune does a very good job of breaking up the pace with its AC/DC inspired riffs. This song may lack in originality, but Broken Teeth deliver it with such conviction, you will hardly care. McMaster’s razor-sharp vocals, and the riffs of Tuten & Beeson are damn near perfect here.
Jason McMaster has made no secret that he is a fan of Danko Jones. The song “Twister” has similar pacing as some of Danko’s previous work. Borrowed ideas or not, “Twister” is one hell of an infectious tune.
The guitar riff on “Back On The Road” is so insanely catchy that I consider this song, one of Broken Teeth’s best. I can’t this song out of my head.
Much like “Twister” before it, “Bullet” also that similar guitar rhythms as Danko Jones. This is another fun tune that I like a lot.
Danko Jones sings on the title track “Viva La Rock, Fantastico!”, as well as the following tune “Big Spender”. The end result are two classic Broken Teeth songs that make Viva La Rock Fantastico a must own record for all Danko Jones, and hard rock fans alike.
If you like your hard rock raw, and not over produced, you are going to love this CD. The songs are fairly short in length. What they lack in length, they deliver in punch. Viva La Rock Fantastico is one of my favorites of 2010. Don’t miss this!
You can purchase your own copy of Viva La Rock Fantastico at this link.
Rating: Out of 10
3. Spitting Nails
4. Dressin’ Up In Flames
5. Break The Spell
7. Back On The Road
8. All Hail The Altar
9. Get Outta Here Alive
11.Viva La Rock, Fantastico! (Featuring Danko Jones)
12.Big Spender (Featuring Danko Jones)
13.Ride Upon Glory
Broken Teeth is:
Jason McMaster – Vocals
Bruce Rivers – Drums, Backup Vocals
Brett McCormick – Bass, Backup Vocals
Jared Tuten – Guitar, Backup Vocals, Percussion
David Beeson – Guitar, Backup Vocals
Serj Tankian has just released a performance clip of “Empty Walls” from his upcoming Elect the Dead Symphony CD/DVD release, due in-stores March 9th.
On March 16th, 2009, the Grammy Award winner and one of rocks most unconventional front men, took the stage at the majestic Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to perform a very special orchestral interpretation of his critically acclaimed debut solo album Elect the Dead. The dynamic one-off performance was recorded and filmed in HD by six cameras, and the dramatic result has been captured in Elect the Dead Symphony.
Elect the Dead Symphony will be released as a deluxe CD/DVD 6 panel digi-pack with an eight page full color booklet, on vinyl in a double gatefold jacket with full color insert, and as a CD-only version. Each version of the packaging features unique images not included in the other formats.
Reprise Records and Serj have also teamed up with Cinema Purgatorio to present a series of nationwide screenings of Elect the Dead Symphony.
Screening dates are as follows:
2/19 Portland, OR The Hollywood
2/19 Indianapolis, IN Republic Theatres
2/19-20 Bloomington, IN The Ryder at the Fine Arts
2/19-21 New Concord, OH Muskingum University
2/20 Providence, RI The Cable Car (9 pm)
2/20 Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum
2/21 San Antonio, TX Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes
2/21 New York, NY The Leonard Nimoy Theatre @ Symphony Space
2/22 Somerville, MA The Coolidge Corner
2/26-27 Salt Lake City, UT The Tower
2/27 New Haven, CT Criterion Cinemas (8 pm)
3/04 Syracuse, NY The Palace Theatre
3/06 Shreveport, LA Robinson Film Center
3/07 Chicago, IL CIMM Festival at Lincoln Hall
Fans who pre-order the audio album now for $11.99 will receive access to their download on 2/23 – two weeks before the album is available in stores and from all digital service providers. Pre-order the album here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPreorder?id=351916561
For more info on Serj, clips from Elect the Dead Symphony, and more check out his new widget : http://deluxe.serjtankian.com/widget/
Did you listen to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show last night? If not, you missed a ton of new music from Helix, Broken Teeth, Tunnel, Wig Wam, Reckless Love, Godsmack, RATT, and a bunch more. Check out the play list from last night’s show below:
Helix – The Animal Inside (Won’t Be Denied)
Bulletboys – Kissin’ Kitty
Tunnel – In Your Groove
Sweet F.A. – Nothin’ For Nothin’
Snowblynd – One Time Ain’t Enough
Hanoi Rocks – This One’s For Rock N’ Roll
Broken Teeth – Twister (Random Pick of the Week)
Backyard Babies – Heaven 2.9 (By Request)
Wig Wam – Do Ya Wanna Taste It
Dynazty – Adrenaline
Marcello Vestry – All I Wanna Do Is You
Reckless Love – Beautiful Bomb
Broken Teeth – Bullet
KISS – Down On Your Knees (By Request)
Maylene & The Sons of Disaster – Step Up (I’m On It)
Ammotrack – A Bigger Bang
Tesla – All of Me
Lorenzo – Nothing Left To Talk About
Day of Fire – Light ‘em Up
It’s Alive – Pieces
U.P.O. – Dust
Razer – Superpaun
Shaman’s Harvest – Turn It Up
Sweet Cynanide – SLM
Hate Gallery – Liberation
Fallin’ Down Dave Rude Band
Godsmack – Cryin’ Like A Bitch
Like A Storm – Chemical Infatuation
Broken Teeth – Exploder (Random Pick of the Week)
Faster Pussycat – Babylon
Shakra – Why Don’t You Call Me
Gotthard – Lift U Up
Acacia Avenue – Don’t Call Me Tonight
Missing Tide – Never Surrender
Chains – Fool For Love
Hush Don’t Say Goodnight
Tyketto – Meet Me In The Night
Cheap Trick – Through The Night
Blue Murder – Itchycoo Park
Mr. Big – Next Time Around
Blue Tears – Rockin’ With The Radio
Ratt – Best of Me
Black N’ Blue – Live It Up
You can listen to Hard Rock Hideout Radio every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. – 12 A.M. CST (10 P.M. – 1 A.m. EST) on KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, TX, and online at http://www.kacvfm.org/listen_up/.
If you use iTunes as your media player, you can add Hard Rock Hideout Radio to your playlist by opening up iTunes, clicking on the Advanced Tab, click on Open Audio Stream, and cut and paste this link: http://www.kacvfm.org:8055/listen.pls and click Ok.
Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way, are giving fans the chance to download their brand new single, “Last Stand,” for free! All you have to do is click here to enter your information and download now! “Last Stand” is the follow up to the bands breakout single “Invincible.” The song is a power rock anthem that will have you singing at the top of your lungs.
Make sure to download the song now and stop by the bands official MySpace page for a list of upcoming tour dates with Three Days Grace and Chevelle!
Would she follow in her father’s operatic rock footsteps? Or would she venture into metal alongside her husband, Scott Ian? Pearl Aday did neither on her first, full length album, Little Immaculate White Fox. She followed her own road to rock, and it’s good.
With such a colorful musical upbringing, there was no way this lady wasn’t destined for rock greatness. Meatloaf is her father, whom she performed and toured with. That was followed by a stint as a back up singer for Motley Crue (call me jealous). And now Pearl is taking her well deserved position at center stage.
The first track, “Rock Child,” establishes all this and more. From being a “little girl living center stage” and “sleeping in a guitar case,” this song is a rock anthem about her life. She comes out wailing and comes out with a bang that makes you stop and take notice.
She follows that up with a rockin’ rendition of Tina Turner’s “Nutbush City Limit,” which is a perfect selection for her voice and would definitely make Ms. Turner proud.
Although it’s easy to spot all of the different musical influences in her music, the one influence that isn’t overly stated is the influence from her father. The one song that really has that Meatloaf vibe to it is “Whore.” From the harmonies to the musical and vocal phrasing, it just screams Meatloaf . Whether she meant to do it or not, it is quite an excellent homage to her father.
Pearl wasn’t messing around when putting together musicians for this album. Her band consists of guys from Mother Superior, who have backed The Rollins Band and U2. Husband Scott Ian plays guitar, and there are a couple of other tasty guitar players who also make appearances.
First up, Ted Nugent. Yeah, you just can’t go wrong with Uncle Ted. And the second you hear “Check Out Charlie,” there’s no denying that Ted Nugent guitar sound. The song is heavy and solid and Pearl proves that she can stand her ground in the rock world.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Pearl can slow it down and croon a touching ballad too. With Jerry Cantrell’s guitar mastering on “Anything,” Pearl’s soft, sweet vocals blend perfectly with his soulful sound. It was the perfect way to end the album. Some may question ending an album with a ballad, but this worked well for me, like a moment of zen after rockin’ out for almost an hour.
Song after song, your ears are bombarded with great rock and roll. Sometimes it’s hard for me to really get into an album. With this one, there was no problem at all. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to it already and it hasn’t grown old. Why? Because it’s real. Rock is in her heart, her soul and her blood and it’s obvious when you hear her voice. There are plenty of decent rock singers and rock bands out there, but there are very few that make you feel it. Pearl makes you feel it.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Rock Child
2. Nutbush City Limits
3. Broken White
4. Check Out Charlie
6. My Heart Isn’t In It
8. Worth Defending
9. Love Pyre
Pearl Aday – Vocals
Scott Ian – Guitars & Background Vocals
Jim Wilson – Guitars & Background Vocals
Marcus Blake – Bass & Background Vocals
Matt Tecu – Drums
Check out Fuelblooded’s new video, “The End Starts Here”. Fuelblooded’s new album, Off the Face of the Earth, will be released on February 23rd, 2010. Check them out on myspace at this link.
Dirty Penny is giving away a free download over their song “In Luv With Insanity” over at iLike at this link. This song is from the new Dirty Penny album Young & Restless.
Hard rock band Bullet For My Valentine returns with its third Jive album, Fever, on April 27. The official first single, the blistering “Your Betrayal” impacts at radio on March 9, with a video to follow shortly.
DJ Brian Basher takes over the airwaves tonight at 9 P.M. CST (10 P.M. EST) at KACV FM 90 with the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show! You will also be able to check out new music from Godsmack, RATT, Broken Teeth, Tunnel and a lot more.
Let us be your soundtrack for the Winter Olympics tonight. Turn the volume down on your television, and listen to Hard Rock Hideout Radio online at www.kacvfm.org and on KACV FM90 in Amarillo, TX.
Phoenix, AZ rock outfit RAZER will be playing alongside FOZZY—the entertaining band featuring WWE wrestler Chris Jericho on vocals– on Friday, March 26th at Club Red in Tempe. See Razer and Fozzy together during pro wrestling’s biggest weekend, for a high octane performance that is sure to be unforgettable.
Razer, working alongside 116 Productions producers Chuck Alkazian and Matt Novesky, has recently released their latest full-length effort “Dark Devotion”. Their songs are a combination of muscular and heavy riffs, tight arrangements, evolved musical playing and true pop sensibilities, making for a unique blend that appeals to both the average radio listener and the most avid pit mosher. Their song “Cold War” can currently be heard on Sirius satellite radio.
Bassist Chris Catero also serves as touring bassist for legendary guitar god Marty Friedman of Megadeth fame as well as being the head of artist relations and domestic sales for international guitar amp manufacturer Krank Amplification, touting such acts as Fozzy, Metallica, Fall Out Boy, Toby Keith, Yellowcard, Queensryche, and others as endorsers/users. Razer has currently teamed up with Krank, alongside Epiphone guitars to create an impressive giveaway contest featuring a Les Paul Standard guitar with Krank STS Head Amp. The contest extends through February 28th, so don’t miss out: visit their website today for a chance to win…
For more information on RAZER visit:
Frontiers Records is pleased to announced the signing of a new female music star from Norway. Her name is simply Issa and she is destined to stardom in the Melodic Rock musical world ! With amazing looks and an equally amazing set of pipes, Issa has been working hard on her debut album under the coordination of producer Ronny Milianowicz (Saint Deamon, Primal Fear, Dyonisus etc.).
Issa is a 26 years old girl from Oslo, Norway, since she was 17 she started working her way into the music business as a ”demo” singer for different labels in studios all around Norway and at the age of 19 Issa won a competition with almost 150.000 votes singing the song Fade away written by Stian Aarstad, who was earlier a member of Dimmu Borgir. The song got released on a record in cooperation with tv channel Fox Kids.
Somehow people just love listening to this girl sing and she soon hooked up with Gaute Ormaasen from the Norwegian Idol Show touring with him. Issa has also performed on more Metal and Rock records such as Gaia Epicus and Illusion Suite. Issa has also played over 400 shows with Norwegian artist such as Postgirobygget, Dde, Jahn Teigen etc.
Musicians participating on her debut album include Uli Kusch on drums (Helloween, Masterplan , Gamma Ray), Nobby Noberg on bass (Saint Deamon, Dionysus, Nation), Peter Huss on guitars (Sinergy, Shining, and guitarist for world known Bosson “One In A Million Hit“) and Tim Larsson on keyboards (producer for Nick Lachey among others with Play Production).
Frontiers hopes to unleash this outstanding new talent to the unsuspecting public after the summer 2010. Stay tuned for more news.
Glam fans rejoice! One of the better hair metal bands of the 80s (although they weren’t as well known as the big names) has released the follow up to their exceptional debut CD some 20 years later, All Those Strangers. This album is everything that a growing (or well seasoned) metal fan needs in their collection.
On All Those Strangers, Vain make it sound like the late 80s all over again. The reason for that? This follow up disc to their superb debut album was recorded in 1991. It is finally getting to see the light of day thanks to Jackie Rainbow Records who dug it out of the vaults and decided to give it a shot. I am extremely grateful that they did.
Vain was a band that never got enough recognition. Lead singer Davy Vain has the ultimate glam voice, sounding like a cross between Taime Down (Faster Pussycat) and David Roach (Junkyard). Davy Vain is a master behind the microphone. His ability to hit the right key and the precise inflection at the perfect moment is impeccable. On songs like “Shooting Star”, “Love Drug”, and “Here Comes Lonely”, Vain shows his power and ability by sounding like a leader from the L.A. Strip circa 1988.
Exceptional vocals aren’t the only thing that All Those Strangers is blessed with. The guitar playing is incredible, highlighted by Danny West’s killer solos and James Scott enchanting rhythm. All Those Strangers has a lot of fast paced, bluesy moments, which only helps to catapult it to the upper echelon of greatness. It has a sound similar to early LA Guns and a touch of White Lion.
Every song on this disc is great. All Those Strangers is one of those rare records where you want to hear the next song as badly as you want to replay the last one. It’s that strong. Why this band never gained more attention remains a mystery to me. You can blame grunge and the death of the Hollywood Strip scene all you want, but these guys should have made a comeback a lot sooner.
The best song on the disc (by far) is also the power ballad of the record and it an amazing one at that. “Shouldn’t Cry” is the epitome of what late 80s rock aspired to be. If you slap on the headphones, put this song on, and sit in a darkened room with your eyes closed, there is no doubt you will be whisked back to high school days, thinking about your girl and wondering what tomorrow is going to bring. I’ve never heard a song that can transport me back instantaneously the way “Shouldn’t Cry” does. It’s magical.
Blessed with the ability to capture the sound of hair metal at the height of its fame, All Those Strangers is a glam fans dream come true. A must own for your collection, this disc will not disappoint, but it may make you yearn for the easier days of yesteryear. That’s a small price to pay for a collection of exceptional rock and roll.
Rating: Out of 10
- Love Drug
- Planets Turning
- Shooting Star
- Too Bad
- Far Away
- Wake Up
- Freak Flag
- Here Comes Lonely
- Shouldn’t Cry
- Do You Sleep With Strangers?
- Looking Glass
Davy Vain – Vocals
Danny West – Guitar
James Scott – Guitar
Ashley Mitchell – Bass
Tom Rickard – Drums
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.
Doug Fieger, leader of the power pop band The Knack who sang on the 1979 hit “My Sharona,” has died. He was 57.
The band’s manager Jake Hooker says Fieger died Sunday at his home in Woodland Hills near Los Angeles after battling cancer.
Fieger, a Detroit-area native, formed The Knack in 1978. He co-wrote and sang lead vocals on “My Sharona,” which held the No. 1 spot for six weeks. Fieger said the song was inspired by a former girlfriend.
The Knack’s albums include “Get the Knack” and “… But the Little Girls Understand.”
In 2006, Fieger underwent surgery to remove two tumors from his brain.
HRH: Doug Fieger sings on the Bruce Kulick tune, Dirty Girl that is on the recently released CD, BK3. Our condolences go out to the Fieger family and friends!
Michael Sweet posted the following update on Stryper’s blog:
Wow! Typically (and historically) speaking, a new Stryper record comes out every 2-3 years. I’m pleased to announce shocking news – we are starting pre-production at the end of February (of this year) and we begin recording the 2nd week of March (of this year)! We will have a new record completed by early May 2010 and we will be planning for a release later in the year!!!
I don’t want to say too much at this time but I will write an update by next week describing what we’re going to do and I can tell you this – it won’t be what anyone expects and it will show a completely different side to Stryper that the world has never heard before. Let the controversy begin………..
The band is incredibly excited about this project and the label is equally as excited… Great things ahead!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Take notes everyone, Steel Panther finally answer the love and sex questions that fans submitted on Shockhound. Check it out!
Las Vegas rockers Taking Dawn have just announced that they will be joining forces with Airbourne for a European tour starting in Milan on March 3rd and ending in Dublin on April 14th.
Currently on tour in the States with Theory of a Deadman, Taking Dawn are taking the rock world by storm, one city at a time. Blurring the lines between rock and metal, their Roadrunner Records debut, Time To Burn, boasts huge vocals, epic choruses and even bigger guitars. The album will be released in the UK on April 12th, Continental Europe on March 1st, Japan in mid April, and Australia on March 1st.
The band also released a video for the first single “Time to Burn” , which features everything from hot chicks to break dancers and even a hilarious spoof on the Kanye West VMA incident.
European tour dates with Airbourne are as follows:
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Alcatraz (w/Airbourne) Milan
Mar 4 2010 8:00P
Posthof (w/Airbourne ) Linz
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Gasometer (w/Airbourne) Vienna
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Durer Kirt (w/ Airbourne) Budapest
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
Tonhalle/Zenith (w/ Airbourne)
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Volkhaus (w/ Airbourne ) Zurich
Mar 10 2010 8:00P
Schlactof (w/ Airbourne) Wiesbaden
Mar 11 2010 8:00P
Longhorn (w/Airbourne) Stuttgart
Mar 13 2010 8:00P
C Halle (w/Airbourne) Berlin
Mar 14 2010 8:00P
Pumpehuset (w/Airbourne) Copenhagen
Mar 15 2010 8:00P
John Dee (w/Airbourne) Oslo
Mar 17 2010 8:00P
Nosturi (w/Airbourne) Helsinki
Mar 18 2010 8:00P
Klubi (w/Airbourne) Tempere
Mar 20 2010 8:00P
KB Halle (w/ Airbourne) Malmo
Mar 21 2010 8:00P
Gross Freheit (w/Airbourne) Hamburg
Mar 22 2010 8:00P
Ewerk/Palladium (w/Airbourne) Koln
Mar 23 2010 8:00P
Pul (w/Airbourne) Uden Niewe, Holland
Mar 25 2010 8:00P
Melkweg (w/Airbourne) Amsterdam, Holland
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
Zenith (w/Airbourne) Paris
Mar 27 2010 8:00P
Rockhal Club Luxembourg (w/Airbourne) Luxembourg
Mar 29 2010 8:00P
Guildhall (w/Airbourne) Portsmouth, England
Mar 30 2010 8:00P
Colson Hall (w/Airbourne) Bristol, England
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Hammersmith Apollo (w/Airbourne) London, England
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Liverpool, England
Apr 3 2010 8:00P
Apollo (w/Airbourne) Manchester
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Picturehouse (w/Airbourne) Edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 7 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Leeds, England
Apr 8 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) New Castle, England
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Civic Hall (w/Airbourne) Wolverhampton, England
Apr 11 2010 8:00P
Rock City (w/Airbourne) Nottingham, England
Apr 13 2010 8:00P
Mandella Hall (w/Airbourne) Belfast
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
Academy (w/Airbourne) Dublin
Time to Burn album buy link : http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/time-to-burn-special-edition/id350134971
ALICE IN CHAINS COLLABORATE WITH FANS ON ONLINE “YOUR DECISION” COMIC CONTEST
CONTEST OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN NYC FLYAWAY PLUS HAVE THEIR STORY IDEAS ILLUSTRATED AND IMMORTALIZED, BY POPCULT / DEVIL’S DUE COMICS
ALICE IN CHAINS has teamed with Popcult (in association with Devils Due Comics) for a promotion allowing fans to add their chapters to the controversial storyline depicted in the video for current single Your Decision.
The Your Decision comic picks up where the video leaves off, fans will determine how the story ends. A tumblelog page featuring a master storyboard with comics opening chapter will be laid out at AliceInChains.com/YourDecision.
Fans can then post their suggestions for what they think should be the next chapter (in 150 words or less). Once approved, all new chapter posts will be viewable to the public. They can be read, commented on and voted for / liked by other users. At each chapter stage, the submission with the most likes will be the winner. Each winning submission will be elevated to the master storyboard and guide the path the story takes next. Winning entrants will see their chapter illustrated by Pop Cult / Devils Due Comics, and immortalized into the Make Your Decision comic book.
Fans are encouraged to share their submissions via Facebook and Twitter to pull extra votes. There will be five new chapters in total, so five opportunities to win. Sign up to Tumblr to vote.
The grand prize winner will be chosen by the band, based on the best entry of all five chapters. This prize will comprise of a flyaway for two to see Alice In Chains perform at a sold-out Terminal 5 show in New York City on March 9th, with opportunity to meet the band. Runners up will receive their own limited edition Your Decision illustrated lithographs, signed by the band.
The finalized Your Decision comic (comprised of all six successive parts) will be offered as a free PDF download to everyone. Sign up at AliceInChains.com/YourDecision at any point throughout the contest to receive. The comic ill be sent on storys completion, February 26 2010.
Contest launches at 12:30pm PST today (Friday, February 12) and will close Friday, February 26.
Last week Alice In Chains launched a sold-out tour of North American supporting new album BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI). Fans and critics alike have lauded the record: Revolver magazine named it Album of the Year and readers of Guitar World magazine voted BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE Rock Album of the Year. The Readers Poll also saw Jerry Cantrell voted Best Rock Guitarist and lead single Check My Brain voted Best Riff.
New single Your Decision recently cracked the Billboard charts, making it the 12th top 10 Mainstream Rock hit of Alice In Chains career. The tracks debauchery-filled video, inspired in part by the film Eyes Wide Shut, was shot in a Malibu, CA mansion and directed by Stephen Schuster.
You can catch Alice In Chains performing Your Decision, Check My Brain and a thrilling mix of classic hits and new favorites during their current tour. Dates are as follows:
Date Venue City
Sat., Feb 13 Palladium Los Angeles, CA
Wed., Feb 17 Dodge Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Fri., Feb 19 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
Sun., Feb. 21 Midland Theatre Kansas City, MO
Mon., Feb. 22 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Tues., Feb 23 Louisville Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Thurs., Feb 25 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Fri., Feb. 26 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Sat., Feb.27 House of Blues/Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, SC
Mon., March 1 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
Tues., March 2 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
Wed., March 3 Constitution Hall Washington, DC
Fri., March 5 The National Richmond, VA
Sat., March 6 MGM Grand Theater at Foxwood Mashantucket, CT
Mon., March 8 Terminal 5 New York City, NY
Tues., March 9 Terminal 5 New York City, NY
Fri., March 12 Borgata Atlantic City, NJ
Sat., March 13 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
Sun., March 14 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
Tues., March 16 Metropolis Montreal, QC
Wed., March 17 The Sound Academy Toronto
Fri., March 19 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
Sat., March 20 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Sun., March 21 Roy Wilkins Auditorium Saint Paul, MN