“OMEGA” OUT NOW ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
ASIA’s critically acclaimed rock track “An Extraordinary Life,” was chosen as the soundtrack for promotional spots announcing the 2010 season of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT. This show is among the most popular entertainment reality shows of all time. Last season the show peaked at the #1 position in overall viewership.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT producers specifically sought out the rights to use the famed ASIA song, which was written by members John Wetton and Geoff Downes. The track was recorded shortly after Wetton survived open heart surgery, in 2007. The song celebrates “carpe diem”: each person’s ability to seize each day, living life to the fullest. The promotional spots for America’s Got Talent featuring “An Extraordinary Life,” begin airing on NBC in prime time, Wednesday, May 26th.
English band ASIA recently released OMEGA, their fifth album since 1982’s multi-platinum world best-selling debut, and the third release since reuniting in 2006. The band will launch a new North American tour in August, 2010. The already well-received album OMEGA is distributed by Frontiers Records (www.frontiers.it). EMI released ASIA’s best-selling album Phoenix [under license from Frontiers Record], containing the hit “An Extraordinary Life”. Both albums are available at www.amazon.com and other fine retailers.
The original members of ASIA are rock n’ roll superstars Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitars), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton (lead vocals and bass). More about the band can be found at www.originalasia.com
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…and for some unsuspecting tourists at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square, he really made ‘em SCREAM! Watch now as Ozzy poses as a wax statue and gives them the scare of their lives.
And while you’re there, make sure to get a sneak peek of Ozzy shooting the music video for “Let Me Hear You Scream” right now! Rolling Stone called it an “over-the-top spectacle”, and promises that “The Prince of Darkness is making sure you’ll hear his call.” So, what are you waiting for?!
DANZIG – Glenn Danzig is BACK! DANZIG will be touring in support of their upcoming studio album – Deth Red Sabaoth, to be released on June 22, 2010, on Evilive/The End Records. Here are the June 2010 concert tour dates! Nine cities in all!
June 15 – Norva, Norfolk, VA
June 16 – The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
June 18 – Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
June 19 – Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
June 21 – House of Blues, Boston, MA
June 24 – Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
June 25 – Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
June 26 – Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
June 27 – Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Glenn Danzig – vocals
Tommy Victor (Prong & Ministry) – guitar
Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative & Seventh Void) – drums
Steve Zing ( SAMHAIN original member) – bass
Track Listing For Deth Red Sabaoth:
Hammer Of The God
On A Wicked Night
Deth Red Moon
Ju Ju Bone
Night Star Hel
Pyre Of Souls: Incanticle
Pyre Of Souls: Seasons Of Pain
Left Hand Rise Above
Album cover artwork is by award winning artist – Joe Chiodo.
After a rare week off, Hard Rock Hideout Radio returned to the air with our 20th show of 2010. This show was cram packed with new music from Broken Teeth, Danko Jones, Crashdiet, Chris Laney, The Driving Conditions, Sin City Sinners, Taddy Porter, Ozzy Osbourne, RATT, KEEL, and three new tunes from our pick of the week, Coup De Grace from Treat.
Check out the full play list below:
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Beat to Death Like A Dog – Rhino Bucket
Full of Regret – Danko Jones
Starry Eyes – Motley Crue
Generation Wild – Crashdiet
Rockstar – Poison
Let The Right One In – Bombay Black
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
She Goes Down – Daisy’s Dead
Good Enough For You – Parasite City
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
Heaven’s On Fire – Kiss
Shout It Out Loud – Kiss
All In – Treat (Pick of the Week)
No For An Answer – Fury
Rock N’ Roll – The Driving Conditions
Cocaine – Black Robot
One Day – Charm City Devils
Snake Eye – AC/DC
Loose Lips – The Last Vegas
Goin’ To Vegas – Sin City Sinners
Listen To The Rock – The Small Jackets
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Dirty Water – Snowblynd
Motherlode – Soul Kitchen
The Devil Made Me Do It – Thunder
Tonight – The Answer
Paper Tiger – Treat (Pick of the Week)
Can’t Walk Away – Night By Night
Let Me Hear You Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
Ghost – Slash w/ Ian Astbury
Crucified – Lillian Axe
Old Man Wise – Union
Fallin’ In – Spinning Chain
I Wanna Live – Tesla
Long Way To Love – Britny Fox
Hot & Bothered – Cinderella
God Made Woman – Prizoner
Siren – Charlotte
Mr. Rainmaker – Warrant
Born A Beggar – Skid Row
Best Of Me – Ratt
No More Lonely Nights – Keel
Roar – Treat (Pick of the Week)
VINCE NEIL – “TATTOOS & TEQUILA” IS A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RIDE TO TAKE!
By now, anyone who is unfamiliar with Vince Neil should put on their long sleeve turtleneck shirt and head out to their chess club tournament. Motley Crue can boast having the flamboyant, colorful and yes, vocally talented Vince Neil fronting their band going on three decades strong. So what is Vince Neil to do, since he has more than likely seen, heard and tasted it all? Make another solo album of course! After two previous solo studio albums and one live release, Vince Neil is not out to reinvent the Rock ‘N’ Roll wheel with Tattoos & Tequila… instead he is presenting an album to us, the fans, that is chock full of songs that apparently have influenced Vince Neil over his storied Hard Rockin’ career.
Vince Neil sounds as flamboyant and spirited as ever on his new album, exercising the knack for making these cover songs come to life in a fun and good times way. Cover songs can sometimes lead to the land of yawn… not quite so with Tattoos & Tequila, (to be released on Frontiers Records, June 22, 2010). Then again, what more could I have expected from Vince Neil? His voice alone sets the tone that I’m listening to some real deal Hard Rock, as only an Old School legend could deliver. Tattoos & Tequila may not go down as being the best album of 2010, still I will have it nailed down as one of the most fun and cool albums to listen to this year.
If life is about song and song is about life, then Vince Neil is telling his story, his way, through Tattoos & Tequila. A Rock ‘N’ Roll lifestyle that covers thirty years can be quite the impressive and roller coaster story, Vince Neil gives his fans a peek into his, through songs that may actually surprise you. “Viva Las Vegas” is one song I never gave a second thought to when it comes to Hard Rock or Heavy Metal and obviously Vince Neil has! Originally recorded by the late and ever legendary Elvis Presley, “Viva Las Vegas” is taken to harder and heavier heights like never before.
“Bitch Is Back” Rocks period… for Elton John intended so. Vince Neil just adds his trademark vocals and with a scorching band behind him, “Bitch Is Back” is just that… back! “Who Will Stop The Rain” is a Creedence Clearwater Revival classic of classics. Vince Neil sings this song with convincing reverence, I can’t help but salute the way this great song has been covered by Vince and his band. I will readily admit, that Jeff “Blando” Bland on guitar is a treat to listen to throughout this entire album. Dana Strum on bass and Zoltan Chaney on drums more than add the utmost credibility to every song on this album.
If there is to be that one cover song on Tattoos & Tequila that just explodes with instant relevance and pumped up Hard Rock thunder, it’s “Long Cool Woman”. Vince Neil gives The Hollies the greatest compliment for their song, by adding to it more raw emotion and just making it a hit once again. I wonder aloud to myself, at just how important it is to have a musical mind like Jack Blades at your side in producing an album of any Rock genre. Vince Neil and Jack Blades obviously clicked together, in making songs like “Long Cool Woman” very cool again in 2010.
Tattoos & Tequila uncoils twelve songs, ten covers and two new tracks. The two new songs are “Tattoos & Tequila” and “Another Bad Day”. “Tattoos & Tequila” is by far, the heaviest song on this album, with a large dose of Hard Rock relevance, Vince Neil impresses with his vocals, as so too his band. “Another Bad Day” is an up-tempo power ballad that radiates hints of Motley Crue from every angle and glistens with all the specialness of late 1980’s Arena Rock splendor. In my Metal opinion, “Another Bad Day” is a hit, a song that I have admittedly hit the repeat play button for numerous times over.
Originally written by Nikki Sixx, “Another Bad Day” just missed the cut for making it onto the Motley Crue album – “New Tattoo”, released in 2000. Vince Neil definitely made the right Rock ‘N’ Roll move to bring this song to light a decade later and deliver it to the fans… straight from the heart.
After repeated listens to Tattoos & Tequila, it would have been great if Vince Neil had added a couple more new songs to this album. With that said, it is apparent that there is some motivation within Vince Neil to come up with new solo material, let’s hope the future may dictate a full length studio album of just that, from this Heavy Music icon.
Life long Motley Crue fans, Hair Metal, Hard Rock and 1980’s mainstream Heavy Metal fans should easily absorb their ears into Tattoos & Tequila and walk away with a big grin on their face. It would not surprise me in the least, if Vince Neil recruits many new fans to his music and persona due to Tattoos & Tequila. This is an album that tantalizes with new material and dominates with enticing cover songs… while making the loud impression that Vince Neil is a true fan of Rock Music’s roots.
Rating: Out of 10
- Tattoos & Tequila
- He’s A Whore
- Nobody’s Fault
- Another Bad Day
- No Feelings
- Long Cool Woman
- Another Piece Of Meat
- Who Will Stop The Rain
- Viva Las Vegas
- Bitch Is Back
Vince Neil Band is:
Vince Neil – Vocals
Dana Strum – Bass
Jeff Blando – Guitars
Zoltan Chaney – Drums
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