This offer is exclusive to the US!
This is the Scorpions’ farewell tour – see them in all their high-decibel, hard-rocking glory one last time!
Preorder the new and final album Sting in the Tail on iTunes to get first dibs on tickets for the US portion of their epic Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour. Plus score the exclusive bonus track “Let’s Rock.” This is an iTunes exclusive offer; the album release is March 23rd.
Scorpions are saying goodbye after this final album and outing. They rocked the metal world for 40 years and sold more than 100 million records, but nowhere are they more aggressively ear-blitzing than on the stadium stage, still playing to head-banging sold-out crowds around the world.
Preorder your album from March 16 until March 22 at 11:59 PM on iTunes to get a unique password to purchase Scorpions tickets before they go on sale to the general public!
The first ticket presale will take place on Ticketmaster.com from April 7 at 10 AM through April 9 at 10 PM (local venue time) for these shows:
This offer ends March 22nd!
Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM and the inspirational mythology of their forbears, Grand Magus are steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death, ‘Hammer Of The North is the 3rd album from the band and the first on Roadrunner.
The tracklisting of the album is confirmed as follows:
I, The Jury
Hammer Of The North
Mountains Be My Throne
The Lord Of Lies
At Midnight They’ll Get Wise
Bond Of Blood
Ravens Guide Our Way
Watch for more on Grand Magus, coming soon…
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP LAUNCHES SIX-STRING™ ON APP STORE
Revolutionary New App Enables iPhone and iPod touch Users to Play Along With Their Favorite Songs,Culled From Real Studio Masters
Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of Six-String™ on the App Store. Six-String is a new iPhone and iPod touch music app that delivers a dynamic guitar experience and includes chart-topping hits culled from real studio masters.
Six-String™ authentically recreates the guitar playing experience using tracks gathered from the real studio masters. So for the first time ever, players are provided with a truly engaging musical experience as they are required to pluck, strum and change chords. And since no experience is required, anyone anywhere can now play the guitar like a pro along with their favorite songs instantly!
SIX-STRING™ comes with 6 chart-topping tracks, but players can easily add songs from the in-app store as they progress. The tracks included are: Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”; Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”; Fall Out Boy’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”; Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way”; and Orianthi’s “According To You.” It also contains The Scorpions “Raised on Rock,” from their new album, Sting in the Tail, being released on March 23rd, which will be the first time a Scorpions’ recording has been included in any of the music game franchises.
The Six-String App also features more than 20 additional game tracks available for In-App purchase, including songs from 3 Doors Down, Angels and Airwaves, Beck, Dashboard Confessional, G.B.H., Gary Go, Hinder, Hollywood Undead, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5, No Doubt, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Robert Palmer, Sum 41, Wolfmother and many more to come! In addition, users can purchase the corresponding song, video and ringtone from iTunes through the app where available.
In Six-String™, there are 2 different play modes: Practice Mode or Studio Mode. Practice Mode lets the player get familiar with a song and Studio mode allow the player to compete, earn points and work up to Six-String’s™ high-score rankings. Moreover, there will be a contest running through the first month of the game’s release, whereby the person with the highest score on the Six-String™ Hall of Fame leaderboard via the Plus+ Network at exactly 6:00 PM PST on April 6, 2010 will be eligible to win a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.”
The app allows users to play each track at three different levels of difficulty. The sound can be adjusted to hear only the guitar or the guitar against the full master recording. Additionally, the game offers a free, thriving Six-String™ social community (via ‘Plus+ Network’) which adds more excitement and competition to the game, allowing users to challenge each other’s prowess on any song. In addition, players may choose to post score updates via Facebook, Twitter and email.
The Six-String App is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
For more info about the Six-String App, go to:
Bret Michaels kicked off his 47th birthday last night by beating out Cyndi Lauper and her team of high profile female celebrities, including Sharon Osbourne, on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. Winning $100,000 dollars for the American Diabetes Association was the ultimate in prizes for the life-long diabetic, but Bret’s luck didn’t stop there. To make the birthday celebration even sweeter, Bret’s new single “Nothing To Lose” featuring Miley Cyrus turned in as the #3 most added song nationally on HOT AC radio stations, beating out the likes of Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi and tying Country sensation Taylor Swift!
Currently Bret is performing in front of sold out crowds on his Roses and Thorns solo tour and finishing up his new CD Custom Built. Celebrity Apprentice premiered last night on NBC with 8.3 million viewers watching. Tune in to Rachel Ray on March 17th as Bret chats with Rachel and performs Nothing to Lose acoustically. The show airs at 10am in NYC on ABC and 2pm on CBS in LA.
To get the latest info on Bret Michaels visit his official website, www.BretMichaels.com.
From the Roadrunner Records.com site:
The album drops 4/20, but you can listen in on the new cut below and pre-order the soon-to-be smash at a special discount RIGHT HERE! Ratt n’ roll!
In a statement to management and the band – lead singer Lizzy DeVine has officially left the group.
“The last 5 years with this band has been the best years of my life. It’s with a tear in my eye, but a whole lot of love and respect for the band, manager, endorsers and fans all over the world, I announce that I’m no longer the lead singer/front man of VAINS OF JENNA. It’s been a crazy ride. And I’ve loved every second of it. But now I must move on and let the band grow. I’ve done more with this band than I could ever have dreamed of but now it’s time for new adventures! I love all of you.” Lizzy DeVine
VAINS of JENNA comprised of lead guitarist and main song writer Nicki Kin (Age 23), bassist JP White (26) and drummer Jacki Stone (23) embrace this change with the following statement. “We have always been a family and have supported each other through the good times and the bad. Today we support and respect Lizzy’s choice. We wish him all the best in the future and we part ways as friends. To our fans and friends everywhere, we are as shocked at this development as the rest of you. But we are real, committed to our music and will go forward. We have been honored by all of your support over the years and cannot express enough our regrets to bring this news. But this is reality and we accept the challenge.”
VAINS of JENNA formed in 2005 in Falkenberg Sweden. They have been featured internationally on TV and radio, appeared in hundreds of print articles and performed over 400 shows in a dozen countries. The band was originally signed by MTV star BAM MARGERA (Jackass/Viva La Bam) to Filthy Note/Universal in 2006. Soon followed major North America tours with Poison, Ratt & GWAR in 2007. They returned to Europe in 2008 and toured ITALY, ENGLAND & SWEDEN which included the Mega Festival SWEDEN ROCK. In the summer of 2009 the band was back in Los Angeles to release “The Art of Telling Lies” (RLS/RAW NOIZE) which received 5 star reviews around the globe. Since inception VAINS of JENNA have continuously drawn comparisons to legendary groups like Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Hanoi Rocks.
“We are seeking a young, hungry, aggressive, dedicated, fresh face and voice to front our band. Someone who is one of us. If you think you’re the guy for the job – then step to the plate now.” Nicki, JP & Jacki
Music/video samples, photos, bio and more are welcome. All inquiries should be directed to www.myspace.com/vainsofjenna
The show must go on – VAINS of JENNA
LOUDER, HARDER, and HEAVIER than their debut, 16 SECOND STARE breaks new sonic ground with their new self-titled album releasing April 27 on Goomba Music.
With the aggressive sound of their new self-titled record, 16 SECOND STARE is ready to take their place in the vanguard of the international metal scene. Fueled by the ferocious vocals of Chris Davis, who stepped out from behind his drum kit to prowl the stage like a madman, and driven by the onslaught of guitarist Angry Tim Shanks, the band has been winning legions of fans with its uncompromising stage show. During the summer of 2009, on the road with Crüefest 2, 16 SECOND STARE showed what they were made of winning over huge crowds with their radical onslaught. Now they’re unleashing an equally radical album.
16 SECOND STARE took a year to make and, during that time, the band underwent a transformation. “I started singing lead and everything clicked into place,’ says singer and drummer Chris Davis. “We used to think about radio play, but this time decided to go for the jugular. We’re going to get right up in your face and if people like it, that’s fine. If not, fuck’em. Anyone who’s seen us live knows we kick ass, so we decided to kick ass in the studio too. Making Chris the singer was the best move we ever made.”
Standout tracks on 16 SECOND STARE include the current single, Bonnie and Clyde, a heavy stomping rocker, with the grinding guitars of Shanks complimenting the processed vocals Davis lays down over his own brutal backbeat. The shrieking harmonies of Davis and Shanks add another sinister element to the mix. Bonnie and Clyde is already being played on Sirius Satellite’s Octane channel, AOL’s Extreme Alt Rock station, and is climbing the Media Base Active Rock chart.
Come out and hear the Hot Ticket of the year, 16 SECOND STARE on tour now with COLD and NONPOINT. The trek will begin on February 17, 2010 at Juanitas in Little Rock Arkansas.
Wed 17 Little Rock AR Juanitas
Fri 19 Houston TX Scout Bar
Sat 20 Dallas TX Tree’s
Sun 21 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
Tue 23 Colorado Springs CO Black Sheep
Wed 24 Denver CO Marquee
Fri 26 Boise ID Knitting Factory
Sat 27 Spokane WA Knitting Factory
Mon 29 Reno NV Knitting Factory
Tue 30 Orangevale CA Boardwalk
Wed 31 Chico CA Senator
Thu 01 Santa Rosa CA Last Day Saloon
Sat 03 Los Angeles CA Roxy
Sun 04 Tempe AZ Marquee
Tue 06 Albuquerque NM Sunshine
Wed 07 Lubbock TX Jakes
Fri 09 Abilene TX Midnight Rodeo
Sat 10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
Sun 11 Corpus Christ TX Brewster Street Ice House
Tue 13 Jacksonville FL Freebird
Wed 14 Ft Walton FL The Swamp
Fri 16 Melbourne FL County Line Saloon
Sat 17 Orlando FL Lyrica
Pearl Aday has just announced her first headline tour, kicking off Saturday April 17th in Las Vegas. For fans that have never seen Pearl live, get ready for some straight up, kick ass, pure and true rock n’ roll. Pearl says, “ I just let the music take me wherever feels right. I’ve fallen down, peed my pants…I don’t care. As long as I can connect with the audience, I’ve done what I came to do. I’ll break myself open to get there. I have a lot to tell, and a hell of a lot to give.”
Her debut album, Little Immaculate White Fox is an epic blend of hard rock, blues and soul, connected by Pearl’s distinct and empowering vocals. Produced by Joe Barresi (QOTSA, Tool, Jane’s Addiction) the album features Anthrax guitarist (and fiancée of Pearl) Scott Ian, Jerry Cantrell, Ted Nugent and Mother Superior – the touring band for Daniel Lanois and Henry Rollins.
As the daughter of rock legend Meat Loaf, Pearl lived and breathed rock n’ roll since the day she was born. Music was everywhere – whether it was in a recording studio (where she could be found napping in a guitar case) or a place where her dad was performing in front of thousands of people, Pearl lived it. Her foray into the music biz began singing back up on tour for Meat Loaf and Motley Crue. You can also hear her unmistakable pipes on Ace Frehley’s ‘Genghis Khan.’
The songs on Pearl’s debut album are as original as they are familiar. Drawing inspiration from classic, hard and southern rock, along with soulful elements of R&B, Little Immaculate White Fox is a spirited collection of passion, pain and love -100% pure and infectious.
If you saw Pearl’s recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, you may have got a glimpse of what she can do. Better yet, go see her live. As Pearl promises, “Every live show is an adventure.”
April 17 Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
April 18 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
April 20 Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
April 22 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
April 23 Appleton, WI @ Revolution
April 24 Rockford, IL @ Kryptonite Bar
April 26 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
April 28 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
April 29th New Jersey @ Brighton Bar
May 1 Kingston, NY @ The Basement
May 2 Harrisburg, PA @ Dragonfly
May 5 Tulsa, OK @ The Otherside
May 7 Tempe, AZ @ Club House
More tour TBA! Check links below for updates