Motley Crue singer Vince Neil’s upcoming solo album, Tattoos & Tequila, will be released on June 22nd via Eleven Seven Music.
The CD was recorded with bassist Dana Strum and Jeff Blando (both of Slaughter) and drummer Zoltan Chaney.
At least two cover tracks were reportedly laid down during the recording sessions – Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop The Rain” and Sex Pistols’ “No Feelings”.
The “Tattoos & Tequila” title track which was written & produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard Ozzy Osbourne) and the accompanying video are available for free download at www.vinceneil.net. You can view the video below!
Paul Shortino’s Music Works label signed the band and released their debut effort Rise of the Tora. Not only did Paul Shortino produce this CD, but he also provides background vocals on the song “Warrior”. He must have seen a lot in this young band, and I completely see why.
This disc sounds like it was made in 1984, not 2009. Black Tora may have a retro sound, but make no mistake about it, they flat out rock. Rise of The Tora is cram packed with old school metal riffs that put a huge smile on this rocker’s face. Razer Dave is one of the most impressive new guitarists I have heard in a while. His style seems to encompass a mixture of influences including Eddie Van Halen and KK Downing. Don’t believe me? Listen to Rise of the Tora! This guy can shred!
A singer can make or break a band, and Black Tora’s singer Chris Daniel gets the job done! He delivers solid vocals and plenty of metal screams to keep this listener interested. Edd “The Animal” provides plenty of thunder to drive these songs home.
This CD starts off with the scorching hot tune “Burn Out”. This high-speed rocker quickly establishes that Black Tora isn’t here to fool around. They are out to rock your race off, and with Rise of the Tora, they do just that. You wont find any wimpy power ballads on this CD. This disc is packed from beginning to end with heavy tunes that will make you throw your horns in the air!
“Heart of Fire” is a monstrous tune that needs to be heard by every metalhead on the planet. Some of the additional highlights on this CD include the songs, “Never Enough” “Wild Child”, and “Warrior”. If you are a fan of classic hard rock and metal, check out Black Tora on myspace and grab Rise of the Tora on iTunes or Amazon.com. You will be glad you did!
- Burn Out
- Never Enough
- Wild Child
- Stealing Thunder
- Don’t Drag Me Down
- Born To Rock
- The Slayer
- Hearts on Fire
Black Tora is:
Razor Dave – guitar, vocals
Chris Daniel – vocals, bass
Edd “The Animal” – drums
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
Rock band BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE has announced the final track listing for their upcoming album FEVER. The album kicks off with the ferocious 1st single “Your Betrayal” followed by the title track “Fever”. Produced by Don Gilmore, FEVER is BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE’S third studio album and was recorded in the band’s native Wales and Los Angeles. BFMV recently announced a U.S. headline tour that will take the band coast to coast in support of the new album.
1. Your Betrayal
3. The Last Fight
4. A Place Where You Belong
5. Pleasure and Pain
7. Breaking Out Breaking Down
8. Bittersweet Memories
10. Begging For Mercy
Dokken, Lynch Mob and current ‘Souls of WE’ guitarist, George Lynch has joined ’80′s Metal Pioneer Willie Basse in his Burbank, CA studio to record a new single, “Break Away” for Basse’s upcoming new studio album. The track and album is being recorded by Basse and Led Zeppelin engineer, Andy Johns and is expected to surface in late 2010 through Basse’s own New Empire Media, Inc.
“Working with George Lynch again is amazing and we’re enjoying lots of creative fun! We can actually do anything and go anywhere without limits,” commented Willie Basse. “His contribution to my project, along with unmatched professional musicianship enlightens me, and inspires me to new heights.”
“Ok. First you have Andy Johns… Hello Andy Johns?! He’s done a few records… Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones…” added George Lynch. “Then you’ve got Willie, who I played with back in the 80s, so we’ve got some history. Willie is so passionate about the music that he lives and breathes. Working on these tracks is liking going back in time, in a good way! It’s very reminiscent of Priest and other hard rock bands of that era. And everything starts out analog. You just can’t beat tape. I felt like I was back in 1987 recording a classic Dokken record!”
Basse is currently recording the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album ‘The Money Grind’. Basse, best known for his role as bassist/frontman for the LA based legendary metalheads Black Sheep, who were mainstays on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip during the ‘80s metal explosion. The band, best known for their technical prowess and precision, has boasted members that include Slash, Paul Gilbert, James Kottak, and Randy Castillo.
For more information please visit: http://www.myspace.com/williebasse.
Get the title track from Deep Purple’s 2005 CD, Rapture of the Deep for free! Download the song from Amazon.com at this link.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - has no sophomore blues to remedy with their second studio album War Is The Answer, (released on September 22, 2009). If a one line review was to suffice regarding War Is The Answer, I would take a corn dog route and just say: Skull crushing Hard Rock that melds with the finer points of Heavy Metal. Alright, with that said, Ivan Moody has secured his place among Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’s most convincing and steel solid vocalists. Ivan’s vocals on War Is The Answer can be construed as the show stealer, however, there is one terrific band behind him as well… and these guys have also secured themselves some heavy respect, with laying down the hard and heavy.
Cutting to the Metal chase on the ferocious songs heard on War Is The Answer, a standout for me is “Burn It Down”. It opens up into an angst fueled and welcomed invasion of Metal music and lyrics. An electrifying song is “Burn It Down”, highlighted by exquisitely heavy guitar licks from the guitar tandem of Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook. Five Finger Death Punch never comes across as playing heavy out of necessity, these guys play heavy because they damn well can… and play it hard and heavy – extremely well. “Canto 34″ is all rip and tear, with elevated riffs and melodic leads that creates the genuine factor that this band glistens with. If a heavy instrumental could talk, then “Canto 34″ is a testimonial to someone or something very important to Five Finger Death Punch.
“Falling In Hate” rages along with Metal glee, a sound reminder that no one should ever consider messing with this band in a remote alley. “Falling In Hate” flat out smokes, the hardcore vocals of Ivan Moody ignites the powerful mood here. The cover version of “Bad Company” receives a unique FFDP spin, it’s harder, faster and downright leaner and meaner than it’s iconic original. I’ll always revere the original Bad Company song, still, FFDP pronounces this classic in a way that cannot ever be ignored or denied. Far From Home is an up tempo and heavy ballad, it seems to fit into this album rather seamlessly… a short detour from the storm filled sound that FFDP is so well known to carry out.
“War Is The Answer”, the albums title song, borders on that fine line of Thrash meets Hardcore, both musically and lyrically. The profound ability for FFDP to shift gears, into various levels of heaviness, is what I most admire about them.”War Is The Answer” is THE song to listen to when you feel like someone has slighted your life in any way… it’s Metal psychotherapy for the ears! “No One Gets Left Behind” maintains the precision accuracy of speedy riffs and leads alongside a hell bent for Metal rhythm section that this entire album is seething with. The military oath of “no one gets left behind” has never been more heavier stated and explained than on this FFDP song… it’s an eye popping listen!
Closing out my Metal praise for War Is The Answer is “Dying Breed”. If FFDP was looking for that Metal body slam to close the door on this fantastic album… they succeeded. Ivan Moody’s diverse use of his vocal range coupled with layered vocal harmonies, lent an element of surprise upon my very first listen to what is a very heavy song. FFDP once again, uniformly as a band unites their talents, in creating an album that screams textured hardness, molten together with all the heavy goodness of what we Hard Rock and Heavy Metal fans love to savor.
- Dying Breed
- Hard To See
- No One Gets Left Behind
- Crossing Over
- Burn It Down
- Far From Home
- Falling In Hate
- My Own Hell
- Walk Away
- Canto 34
- Bad Company
- War Is The Answer
Five Finger Death Punch is:
Ivan Moody – vocals
Zoltan Bathory – rhythm guitar
Jason Hook – lead guitar
Matt Snell – bass guitar
Jeremy Spencer – drums
HatrixMedia is proud to announce the re-release of “Bang Go the Bells” by Babylon A.D.
The band has reunited and the song was recorded, mixed, mastered here at Hatrix. The song was produced by Ron Freschi and Derek Davis.
You can purchase a copy of the song at CD Baby at this link.
Twisted Sister’s “Stay Hungry” from the 2004 CD, Still Hungry is available as a free download from Amazon.com. Get it at this link!
On 4/13, Divebomb Records will be reissuing ’80s German metallers CASANOVA’s highly sought-after self-titled 1991 debut album. The band’s roots began in such classic and esteemed German hard rock/heavy metal bands such as Mad Max and Warlock. Formed in 1990 when Warlock super-producer, Henry Staroste, brought Michael Voss and Michael Eurich together to craft the debut album. The record caused waves throughout the hard rock and metal scenes all over Europe and Asia, but Casanova never got their shot in the States.
Casanova has been out of print for years and was never actually released in the United States until now. With supplies diminishing over the years, the price of obtaining an original copy of the album has skyrocketed to prices exceeding the $100 mark. So with it being the band’s 20th anniversary, Divebomb Records will be presenting a new deluxe edition of the album which includes not only remastered audio, but 7 bonus tracks. The pressing will be limited to 1,000 copies and the audio was mastered by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me). Fans of Dokken, Whitesnake, Icon, and, Warlock will not be disappointed.
01 Don’t Talk About Love
02 Burning Love
03 Living A Lie
04 The Girl Is Mine
05 Rome Burns
06 Love Lies
07 Bang Bang
08 Sticky Sweet
09 Back To The Wall
10 Ride The Wings Of Freedom
11 Hollywood Angels
12 Heaven Can Wait
13 Hot Legs
14 Written In My Heart
15 Hollywood Angels (Acoustic)
16 Love Lies (Acoustic)
17 Don’t Talk About Love (Live)
18 Burning Love (Live)
19 Ride The Wings Of Freedom (Live)
Divebomb Records is offering FREE SHIPPING within the United States for all PRE-ORDERS placed before album street date of 4/13/2010 at this link!
Amazon.com has Alice Cooper’s “Detroit City” available as a free download. This is from the 2003 CD, The Eyes of Alice Cooper.
3/13/10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
3/14/10 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
3/16/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
3/17/10 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/19/10 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
3/20/10 Houston TX Scout Bar
3/21/10 Corpus Christi TX The Pavilion @ Concrete St.
3/22/10 Mission TX Las Palmas Race Track
3/24/10 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
3/26/10 Dallas TX Trees
3/27/10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
3/30/10 Panama City FL Club LaVela
Bob from Mojo Radio played Rainbow’s “Stone Cold” for me the other night, and it made me wonder how many people have never heard this song. This is Rainbow with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals. This song is on the ’82 Rainbow classic, Straight Between the Eyes.
Check out the clip below!
The band has reunited with their classic lineup of Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Freddy Steady, Mark Kohler and Marc Storace. The end result is a CD that shows the band firing on all cylinders.
Marc Storace doesn’t attempt to those high-pitched screams like he did in the eighties, but the music is so good, I doubt you will miss them. Fernando Von Arb and company seem to be playing with a renewed vigor, and Hoodoo shines as a result of it.
The opening song “Drive It In” feels a whole lot like an AC/DC tune. Nonetheless this song flat-out rocks and gets Hoodoo started on the right pace.
The first single from the album, “Hoodoo Woman” is a good tune with a ZZ Top like vibe to it. ( Check it out in the video below.) I like the song, but it is far from the best song on Hoodoo.
I am not sure why the band chose to cover the Steppenwolf classic, Born to Be Wild. Countless bands (i.e. The Cult, Hinder, Raven) have covered this one already. A minor guitar tweak on this song by Fernando Von Arb gives this song a fresh feel, and I like this cover version the best out of all of them.
I must admit that I thought the lyrics of “Rock’n Roll Handshake” were kind of silly at first, but the more I hear this song, the more I want to sing along with it. It is a very catchy tune.
When I first listened to the intro on “Too Hot”, the Foreigner song “Hot Blooded” immediately came to mind. It starts off in a similar fashion. Overall, I felt that song was fairly ordinary, but the guitar fills from Fernando Von Arb take it up a notch.
“In My Blood” is a hard rockin’, foot-tapper that helps kick Hoodoo back in gear. I absolutely love the bluesy rocker “Dirty Street”. “Keep Me Rollin” is one of the faster tunes on Hoodoo, and is another great one!
In my opinion, Krokus saved the best for last with their scorcher “Firestar”.
Every time I finish listening to Hoodoo, I want to hit repeat and play it again. Krokus has turned out their best album since the classic ’84 album, The Blitz. You gotta get this!
You can check out the band’s 9-minute video press kit for the new album here.
Rating: Out of 10
- Drive It In
- Hoodoo Woman
- Born To Be Wild
- Rock’n Roll Handshake
- Ride Into The Sun
- Too Hot
- In My Blood
- Dirty Street
- Keep Me Rollin
- Shot of Love
Marc Storace – Lead Vocals
Chris Von Rohr – Bass, Vocals
Fernando Von Arb – Guitar, vocals
Mark Kohler – Guitar
Freddy Steady – Drums
“Generation Wild” out on APRIL 23rd in Europe (excluding Scandinavia)
CRASHDÏET was born in a new millennium where the rock n roll scene had almost died out. No looks, no tricks, no flash and balls and definitely a lack of big songs. Inspired by bands like SKID ROW, GUNS ´N ROSES, KISS and W.A.S.P, CRASHDÏET brought back the big shows, the rough-edge sleaze anthems and the rawness of an unpredictable and dangerous band.
Discovered by Universal Music in 2004 after making a lot of noise down in the gutter of the Swedish underground, CRASHDÏET became the first Sleaze Rock act to be signed directly to a major record company in over 10 years.
The debut album “Rest in Sleaze” entered the Swedish national album chart at position No. 12. The singles and videos like “Riot In Everyone”, “It’s A Miracle”, and gold selling “Breakin The Chainz” were played frequently on radio and television. CRASHDÏET embarked on a Swedish tour in the fall of 2005 to support the new album and they were on the verge of the big breakthrough when tragedy struck: on January 20th of 2006 singer Dave Lepard was found dead in his apartment after committing suicide. The surviving members were devastated and decided to break up the band shortly after. But on demand of the fans the three ex members decided to start up the band and put out ads for a singer.
In December 2006 the band confirmed the rumours about the newly found singer Olliver. The band started to work on their second album “The Unattractive Revolution” that was released in October 2007. Tours followed throughout Europe the rest of the year and up until the summer of 2008. After that the band parted ways with Olliver. In June of 2009 CRASHDÏET revealed Stockholm-based Simon Cruz as the new frontman of the band. This is said to me the most solid line up ever!
The third album ”Generation Wild” has been produced by the hit maker producing team RamPac and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Mustasch, Sister Sin) and marks the start of the cooperation with Frontiers Records, who will handle the release in Europe, excluding Scandinavia.
“We are very happy about the new deal with Frontiers. They are definitely the best label for the glam/sleaze genre in the world”, says bassist Peter London.
“Generation Wild” includes the following tracks:
Martin Sweet – Guitar
Simon Cruz – Vocal
Peter London – Bass
Eric Young – Drums
Euro Tour dates:
15/04 Jailbreak, Rome [ITA]
16/04 Sottotetto, Roxx Zone Glam Party, Bologna [ITA]
17/04 Rock’n'roll Arena – Glammattak, Novara [ITA]
18/04 Palazzetto dello Sport di Albiana (TN) – Trento [ITA]
23/04 Xigas Glam Fest, Thessaloniki [GR]
24/04 Xigas Glam Fest, Athens [GR]
What did you miss on Hard Rock Hideout Radio this week? A ton of new music, and a bunch of old favorites! The show last night featured new music from Airbourne, Jetboy, Sin City Sinners, Asia, Social Code, Broken Teeth, Falling Red, Taking Dawn and Krokus! Check out the full play list below!
Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked
Road To Ruin – The Only One
Thunder – The Devil Made Me Do It
Charm City Devils – 10,000 Miles
Heaven’s Basement – Tear Your Heart Out
Wig Wam – Do Ya Wanna Taste It (New)
Reckless Love – Romance (New)
The Poodles – One Out of Ten
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Sin City Sinners – Turn It Up (New)
Lynam – Pornstar (New)
Social Code – Satisfied (Sink or Swim Winner!!)
Iron Maiden – Wasted Years
Taking Dawn – Never Enough (Pick of the Week)
Skid Row – Big Guns
Sven Gali – Freakz
Broken Teeth – Twister (New)
Jetboy – Going Down (Above the Clouds) (New)
Tesla – What A Shame
New Device – In the Fading Light
Falling Red – How You Feel (On Me) (New)
American Sixgun – Friends & Lovers
Breaker – Get Up!
Dear Superstar – Brothers in Blood
The Answer – Come Follow Me
Black Robot – Baddass (Radio Edit)
Airbourne – No Way But the Hard Way (New)
Taking Dawn – Save Me (Pick of the Week)
Lizzy Borden – Eyes of A Stranger
Aldo Nova – Fantasy
Cinderella – Shake Me
Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire
Krokus _ Hoodoo Woman (New)
Badlands – Dreams in The Dark
Helix – Rock You
Unruly Child – Who Cries Now
Asia – Finger On the Trigger (New)
Eden’s Curse – Lost in Wonderland
Alice Cooper – Lost in America
Twisted Sister – Be Chrool to Your Scuel
Taking Dawn – Taking Me Away (Pick of the Week)
Ozzy Osbourne – Fool Like You
Don’t miss our Rocklahoma show next week, and in two weeks Brian Basher will unleash the all Hair Metal special! Listen online each week at http://www.kacvfm.org, and in Amarillo, TX on KACV FM 90! Hard Rock Hideout Radio is on the air each week from 9 P.M. – 12 A.M. CST.
Check out the brand new video clip from Wig Wam, “Do You Really Wanna Taste It”.
Like what you hear? You can pick up your copy of the new Wig Wam CD, Non Stop Rock and Roll here.
A few weeks ago on the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show, Brian Basher played a tune from the band McQueen Street. I immediately went scurrying through my collection of music to revisit this CD. I haven’t listened to McQueen Street in years, and never got around to loading it onto my drive.
The songs on this band’s 1991 debut area good mix of sleazy rockers, pop metal and even the dreaded ballads.
“In Heaven” is a tune that should have been a modest hit for McQueen Street. This song is worthy of a few replays.
“My Religion”, “Stick It” and “Money” are all solid tunes. I have played “Time” a few times, and I have grown to like this one quite a bit. There are parts of this song that have a real Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora type of style to it.
It almost sounds as if the band was trying to tap into the Aerosmith/Guns N’ Roses vibe with “Going Back To Mexico”. It doesn’t come close to achieving that level of greatness, and falls flat. The opening of this song reminds me of the Lionel Richie song “Dancing on the Ceiling” (insert shudder here).
“Woman In Love” features the six string wizardry of Steve Stevens, and this song rips as a result of his amazing fret work.
Derek Welsh’s vocals are quite noisy on the closing song “When I’m In The Mood”. This is fairly average stuff.
Overall, there a few good songs on this CD, and I am sure the hair metal fans will enjoy it. I wouldn’t consider this CD essential listening, but is worth picking up if the price is right.
It has been out of print for years, so eBay and Amazon.com are the best places to f ind it.
- Only The Wind
- Two Worlds
- In Heaven
- Going Back To Mexico
- My Religion
- Stick It
- Woman In Love
- When I’m In The Mood
Derek Welsh – lead vocals and guitar
Michael Powers – lead guitar and background vocals
Richard Hatcher – bass and background vocals
Chris Welsh – drums, percussion and background vocal
Jeff Scott Soto – background vocals
Steve Stevens – additional guitar
C.J. Vanston – keyboards