On the heels of his solo album debut as #1 Rock Album and performing at some of the largest European outdoor Festivals, Slash launches his U.S. Summer tour.
The U.S. dates will feature vocalist Myles Kennedy who was also part of the European tour and received strong critical praise at shows like the Download Festival which had over 100,000 fans and Rock-Am Ring which had more than 70,000 concert-goers. Audiences in Europe were treated to a career-spanning Slash set list of songs from the new album which Kennedy provides vocals for two songs, along with Slash classics from Guns N Roses like “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Paradise City” and numerous Velvet Revolver, and Slash’s Snakepit favorites. Full tour routing listed below, additional dates/cities to be announced shortly. Check local ticketing agencies for on-sale dates and locations.
Aug. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theater
Aug. 31 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Sept. 1 – Denver, CO – Ogden
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge
Sept. 4 – Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sept. 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Sept. 6 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL -Riviera Theater
Sept. 9 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsors – The Colosseum
Sept. 10 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Sept. 11 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theater
Sept. 14 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sept. 15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Sept. 18 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Sept. 22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s – Stir Cove
Sept. 23 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
Thanks to Epic Records, we are giving away three copies of Ozzy Osbourne’s new CD Scream, tonight on Hard Rock Hideout Radio! You gotta listen to win!
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Holy $%^T! That was my initial reaction when I heard the latest Ozzy album, “Scream,” for the first time. I’ll admit I didn’t have high expectations out of the gate, but holy hell, what a record! Ozzy has proven that he still has it and maybe never lost it to begin with. “Scream” is an album that renews faith in the current state of rock and roll and solidifies Ozzy’s status as a rock god. Make no mistake, “Scream” rocks hard and rocks right.
“Scream” opens with the dark, heavy, and so enjoyable song, “Let It Die.” This dark heavy track opens the album with a boom and sets the tone for all that is to follow. Ozzy’s vocals are sharp and tough and the guitar playing by new Ozzy guitarist Gus G is blistering and emotional. Sure, everyone is going to miss Zak Wylde, but Gus G is a healthy replacement that quickly poses the question “Zak who?”
“Let Me Hear You Scream” picks up right where “Let It Die” left off and a better track could not have been chosen for the album’s first single. “Let Me Hear You Scream” is classic Ozzy at his best. This fast tempo rocker will have you pumping your fist in the air and singing along in a matter of seconds. With a chorus of “go hard or go home” Ozzy delivers on this mantra. “Let Me Hear You Scream” does rock hard and it’s a track that will most likely have the repeat button being hit multiple times.
“Soul Sucker” is the darkest song on the disc. With a heavy, Tony Iommi guitar and doctored reverb Ozzy vocals, “Soul Sucker” could be something off the latest Black Sabbath effort. The song draws deep on Ozzy’s roots of demonic music and blends perfectly with his newer pop subjects of love and lost love. The end result is one of the best Osbourne songs ever recorded.
“Life Won’t Wait” the requisite power ballad slows things down, but not in a negative way. This song still rocks hard, even for a ballad, and once again Gus G has the opportunity to show off his chops and skills as Ozzy’s latest, greatest guitarist. Drawing from the “No More Tears” period, “Life Won’t Wait” is certain to be a radio hit in the next few months. It’s a lovely ballad that shows the softer side of Ozzy and even includes a meaningful message of going after what you want now as opposed to later.
The heavy, hard rocking hits continue. “Diggin’ Me Down”, “Crucify”, and “Fearless” are all hard rocking mavens that please the ear in ways that most songs can’t. Full of grit, shredding guitar, and signature Ozzy vocals, these tracks are monster rock songs that help shape and solidify “Scream.”
Overall, Ozzy has really returned with his latest album. “Scream” is an unexpected masterpiece and front-runner for hard rock album of the year. Ozzy should consider playing a lot off material off this disc during his upcoming tour, because the fans deserve to hear it, and Mr. Osbourne should be very proud of what he has accomplished on “Scream.” This disc will make you scream… for joy!
Rating: Out of 10
- Let It Die
- Let Me Hear You Scream
- Soul Sucker
- Life Won’t Wait
- Diggin’ Me Down
- I Want It More
- Latimer’s Mercy
- I Love You All
Ozzy Osbourne Band Is:
Ozzy Osbourne – Vocals
Gus G. – Guitars
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson – Bass
Adam Wakerman – Keyboards
Tommy Clufetos – Drums
On June 29th, Classic Albums: Black Sabbath – Paranoid will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Eagle Rock Entertainment’s acclaimed and award-winning Classic Albums series will uncover the story of the making of this landmark heavy metal collection. Black Sabbath: Classic Albums – Paranoid is released, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the album. Clocking in at over 97 minutes, the documentary features brand new interviews with Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitars), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums).
The DVD chronicles the creation of the locomotive force and unrelenting energy behind these tracks, which ignited an electrified and unforeseen brand of blues-rock. The comprehensive collection of interviews, demonstrations, archive videos, and feature cuts from timeless epics such as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and the title track, is complemented with 40 minutes of bonus features. For the first time a classic album title is also released on Blu-Ray.
In a new clip just released from the documentary, Henry Rollins and legendary journalist Geoff Barton discuss the song “Fairies Wear Boots.” Also featured in the video clip is Paranoid engineer Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard).
Hard Rock Hideout has two copies of the new DVD to giveaway! You have to prove that you are a true Black Sabbath fan for this one.
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Heart’s new 5 song EP featuring the new single, “WTF” now available at iTunes and Amazon! The full length release “Red Velvet Car” will be released August 31. Get it here!