SCHOOL OF ROCK TO PRESENT
JOE LYNN TURNER
AS GUEST PROFESSOR/PERFORMER AT THREE LOCATIONS
IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA JUNE 17-19
Students attending the SCHOOL OF ROCK programs in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to share a studio and stage with legendary rock singer/guitarist Joe Lynn Turner, when he serves as guest professor and performer with the All-Stars at three locations in June: Downington PA 6/17, Bergen County, NJ 6/18 and New York City 6/19. Included in the set list for the shows, the students and Turner will perform a tribute to his former Rainbow band mate who recently passed away, Ronnie James Dio.
Turner’s career highlights in the heavy metal/rock world include performing and/or recording with Rainbow, Bob Daisley and Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.
Turner excitedly agreed to take on the role of guest professor, saying “I wish there was a School of Rock when I was growing up…what a fantastic idea! I wanted to work with the students way before this but my touring schedule did not allow, so I am so excited to have this opportunity to rock out and share my experience. It will be a blast!!”
Tickets for the three shows are $5.00 for School of Rock members and $10.00 for general admission at the door.
Thursday June 17:
School of Rock
478 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA 19335
Friday June 18:
School of Rock
31 Schrieffer Street
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
201 342 8314
Saturday June 19:
199 Bowery Street, NY, NY 10002
About School of Rock:
School of Rock is the national leader in music education for kids. Our mission is to inspire kids to rock on stage and in life. Our proprietary performance-based curriculum teaches kids to play rock music in a unique and interactive way, which is changing the way kids learn to play music across America. Professional musicians teach students of all levels, developing both their music skills and confidence. School of Rock operates 58 schools in 23 states and has developed an aggressive growth strategy seeking franchise partners throughout the United States.
For more information about School of Rock, please visit www.SchoolofRock.com.
For more information about Joe Lynn Turner, log on to:
After months of waiting, Saving Abel fans can now enjoy Miss America! Featuring the hit single, “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood),” the album has 11 brand new tracks, and is available in stores and on iTunes now!
If the album isn’t enough Saving Abel for you, check out a list of Best Buy in-store appearances below. Also, take a look at the band’s newest music video for “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)” below and their exclusive performance for Walmart’s Soundcheck series right here. The band is currently on tour to support Miss America and will be making a special stop to perform at Michigan International Speedway this weekend for NASCAR’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. Stick around after the checkered flag waves to catch their performance and for remaining tour dates head to their official site.
Best Buy in-store appearances, 6pm:
MADISON, WI on 6/07 (7357 West Towne Way)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN on 6/08 (300 Northtown Drive Blaine, MN)
CHICAGO, IL on 6/09 (1432 Butterfield Road Downers Grove, IL)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN on 6/10 (562 Fry Road Greenwood, IN)
DETROIT, MI on 6/11 (30701 Gratiot Avenue Roseville, MI)
The new RAGE album, Strings To A Web, was released in Europe on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records, immediately entering the German pop charts at number 27, and has been receiving rave reviews from all major European press. The brilliant album will now see official North American release and distribution via Canada’s Sonic Unyon Metal on June 22nd, 2010.
The North American version of the album will be released in a special two-disc set that includes a high quality bonus DVD bearing 15 live RAGE clips and more. The main part is the “Best Of” show RAGE played at the Wacken Open Air festival 2009, including guest performances by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Schmier (Destruction) and Jen Majura (Black Thunder Ladies). The DVD also includes four more live clips taken from Masters Of Rock 2009 Festival and a 2009 concert in Sofia, Hungary. View the full track listing for the combo and more below.
Since 1985, German metal trio RAGE have brought their crafted style of classic heavy metal with class. Their new album Strings To A Web is a varied release, showcasing the different faces of the band; pure heavy metal thunder, classical and progressive landscapes, and powerful thrash anthems. Recorded at Twilight Hall Studio (Blind Guardian, Saxon) and produced by Victor Smolski and their long term friend Charlie Bauerfeind (Hammerfall, Helloween and more), Strings To A Web is like a journey through the history of the band, who celebrated their 25th anniversary this year. Over the past quarter century, RAGE went through many changes, but always kept to their roots and developed their incomparable style, and there is no doubt that their current lineup is the strongest yet. Peavy Wagner’s voice is the main trademark, along with the guitar wizard Victor Smolski and power drummer André Hilgers, who round out the magical trio.
Strings To A Web Track Listing:
01. ‘The Edge Of Darkness’
02. ‘Hunter And Prey’
03. ‘Into The Light’
04. ‘The Beggar´s Last Dime’
05. ‘Empty Hollow’
06. ‘Strings To A Web’
07. ‘Fatal Grace’
09. ‘Empty Hollow (Reprise)’
10. ‘Saviour Of The Dead’
13. ‘Through Ages’
14. ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’
‘Carved In Stone’
‘Higher Than The Sky’
‘Set This World On Fire’ (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
‘All I Want’ (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
‘Invisible Horizons’ (featuring Hansi Kürsch)
‘Lord Of The Flies’ (featuring Jen Majura)
‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ (featuring Jen Majura)
‘Prayers Of Steel’ (featuring Schmier)
‘Suicide’ (featuring Schmier)
‘Down’ (featuring Schmier)
‘Set This World On Fire’ (Live at the Masters of Rock 2009)
‘All I Want’ (Live at the Masters of Rock 2009)
‘Carved In Stone’ (Live in Sofia 2009)
‘Never Give Up’ (Rage Race Special)
Pro wrestler Chris Jericho has been tapped in to host ABC’s upcoming extreme game show “Downfall.”
Jericho is well known to wrestling fans, having been in the ring since the 1990s and winning the WWE World Championship six times.
ABC’s latest reality contest premieres June 22.
On the six-episode series, contestants try to answer questions while on the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise. Meanwhile, “the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV” will send potential winnings (cash and prizes), the player’s personal possessions and even friends and family over the side of the building.
Jericho, repped by APA and manager Barry Bloom, will ask players questions and tempt them with various options throughout the game.
He also made his big-screen debut this summer in “MacGruber.”
ABC had the most recent breakout summer reality series two years ago with “Wipeout” and is looking to the FremantleMedia North America-produced “Downfall” to boost this summer.
“Downfall” will get a lead-in from “Wipeout” on Tuesday nights.
RATT have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates. Vocalist Stephen Pearcy will be undergoing urgent hernia surgery this week. The band regrets missing the European dates on the heels of the release of their first album in eleven years, INFESTATION, which enjoyed a high chart debut in European territories.
Ratt shares this disappointment with all their European fans who planned to attend the shows at Sweden Rock, Sauna Open Air Festival, UK Download, Hellfest, Grasspop and Gods of Metal as well as their other dates. The band is looking into rescheduling as many of the shows as possible.
Pearcy’s doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for Ratt’s North American touring schedule, which includes a run with The Scorpions, beginning in July and running through September.
We wish Pearcy a speedy recovery.
UPCOMING USA TOUR DATES SCHEDULE
Featuring FRONTIERS RECORDS BANDS & ARTISTS
Aug 02 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center New Bedford, MA
Aug 03 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Aug 05 Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
Aug 06 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY
Aug 07 Showboat Atlantic City NJ
Aug 08 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CT
Aug 10 Bergen PAC Englewood, NJ
Aug 12 Market Block Party Syracuse, NY
Aug 13 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 14 Armory Rochester, NY
Aug 15 Carnegie Hall of Homestead Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 17 Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC
Aug 18 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Aug 20 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Aug 21 House of Blues Houston, TX
Aug 22 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX
Aug 23 Majestic Theatre San Antonio, TX
Aug 25 Celebrity Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Aug 26 Veijas Casino at DreamCatcher Alpine, CA
Aug 27 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
Aug 28 The Grove Anaheim, CA
Aug 29 The Uptown Napa, CA
Sep 01 Laxon Auditorium Chico, CA
Sep 02 Fox Theatre Bakersfield, CA
Sep 03 Ovation at Green Valley Resort Henderson, NV
Sep 04 Peppermill Casino Wendover, NV
Sep 05 Nugget Casino Sparks, NV
Sep 07 Aladdin Theatre Portland, OR
Sep 08 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
Aug 11 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Aug 12 The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Aug 15 Ramshead Tavern Annapolis, MD
Aug 17 B.B. King’s Blues Club and Grill New York, NY
Aug 19 Kent Stage, Kent OH
Aug 20 Syndicate Dinner Theatre Newport, KY
Aug 21 Lake Clementia Amphitheatre Rancho Murieta, CA **Sold Out**
June 12 Kissimee Bike Fest Kissimmee, FL
June 25 Joplin Memorial Hall Joplin, MS
June 26 Salina Bicentennial Center Salina, KS
June 30 Inner Harbor Syracuse, NY
July 03 Hogan Park Rancho Cordova, CA
July 18 Clay’s Park Rockin Resort N. Lawrence, OH
July 22 Bike Night at Stearns Square Springfield, MS
July 30 Lucas Co. Fairgrounds Maumee, OH
Aug 06 Speidie Fest Binghamton, NY
Aug 07 7 Flags Event Center Clive, IA
Sept 04 Montbleu Casino Resort Lake Tahoe, NV
Sept 18 Lake Ozark Expo Center Osage Beach, MS
July 24 Zoo Amphitheater Oklahoma City, OK
July 28 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
July 29 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
July 30 Jaxx Springfield, VA
July 31 The Filmore New York, NY
Aug 1 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY
Aug 2 The Hideout Binghamton, NY
Aug 4 Scatz NightClub Middleton, WI
Aug 6 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 7 The New Oasis Sparks, NV
Aug 8 Tower Theatre Fresno, CA
Aug 11 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Aug 12 Dante’s, Portland, OR
Aug 13 Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, CA
Aug 14 Sky City Amphitheater Pueblo of Acoma, NM
June 18 Penn’s Peak Concert Hall Jim Thorpe, PA
June 19 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
June 20 BB King’s Blues Club New York, NY
June 24 Cowboys Concert Hall Colorado Springs, CO
June 25 Grizzly Rose Denver, CO,
June 26 Waterworks Park Des Moines, IA
July 23 Halfway Jam Royalton, MN
July 24 Midwest Rockfest Wichita, KS
Aug 7 Brat Days Sheboygan, WI
Aug 9 Ocean City Music Pier Ocean City, NJ
Aug 14 Sky City Casino Pueblo of Acoma, NM
Aug 25 Twin River Casino Event Center Lincoln, RI,
June 9 The Canyon Club – Vibe Tribe All-Star Jam Agoura Hills, CA
Sept 10 Tarry Town Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
Sept 11 Zoellner PAC Bethlehem, PA
The release date for IRON MAIDEN’S new studio album THE FINAL FRONTIER is now confirmed for Monday 16th August. The new album pictured here features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track ‘EL DORADO’ to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect. Click here for your free download (US fans, please go here).
Singer Bruce Dickinson explains ‘El Dorado is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas On 9th June – full dates below) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release’
The band reunited with long-time Maiden producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to LA to finish the recording and do the mixing. Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band, it was where they recorded the Piece Of Mind (’83), Powerslave (’84) and Somewhere In Time (’86) albums.
Bruce comments “The studio had the same vibe and it was EXACTLY as it had been in 1983, NOTHING had changed! Even down to the broken shutter in the corner…same carpet….everything… It was really quite spooky. But we felt very relaxed in such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the playing and the atmosphere of the album”
Thirty years on from their eponymous debut album in April 1980, The Final Frontier will be Maiden’s 15th studio album, making a remarkable average of a new album every two years for 30 years and totalling over 80 million album sales during this period.
The full tracklisting for the album (total running time 76:35) is:
THE FINAL FRONTIER
|1. Satellite 15….The Final Frontier||8:40|
|2. El Dorado||6:49|
|3. Mother Of Mercy||5:20|
|4. Coming Home||5:52|
|5. The Alchemist||4:29|
|6. Isle Of Avalon||9:06|
|8. The Talisman||9:03|
|9. The Man Who Would Be King||8:28|
|10. When The Wild Wind Blows||10:59|
The Final Frontier World Tour begins in Dallas on June 9th with 25 shows in major cities across the USA and Canada, playing to an expected 350,000 fans or more. Following this the tour will ship over to Europe starting in Dublin on July 30 and playing a few selected major festivals and stadiums , finishing in Valencia, Spain, on Aug 21 and including a concert in Transylvania.
Says bass player and founder member Steve Harris “We’re hugely excited about this tour. I think the fans will really like the brand new stage production and lights and we will also be debuting one of the new album tracks , El Dorado. Our Texan fans will be the very first people anywhere to hear it live, so it will be interesting to see their reaction and how it goes down with the crowd on the night! Eddie has changed a bit for this tour but is possibly the most outrageous one to date… I can’t say too much about him as don’t want to spoil the surprise but I guarantee he will scare the hell out of you!”
The full list of dates for the First Leg can be found in the Tour Section of this website and are also repeated below:
|US Dallas, TX Superpages.Com Center
US Houston, TX Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion Woodlands
US San Antonio TX AT&T Center
US Denver CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
US Albuquerque The Pavilion
US Phoenix AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
US San Bernardino CA, San Manuel Amphitheatre
US Concord CA, Sleep Train Pavilion
US Auburn WA, White River Amphitheater
CAN Vancouver BC, GM Place
CAN Edmonton AB Rexall Place
CAN Calgary, AB Saddledome
CAN Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre
CAN Winnipeg MB, MTS Center
CAN Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
UK Knebworth, Sonisphere Festival
Black Robot released their self titled debut in May of 2009, and went on to become one of our favorite new bands at Hard Rock Hideout. Black Robot is the new band that was started by former Buckcherry members, Jonathan “JB” Brightman, Yogi Lonich, and Devon Glenn. The band’s lineup has changed since this CD’s initial release, but Black Robot is still rocking harder than ever. After a listening to this CD the first time, you will be hooked by the opening cut “Badass”, the killer cover of the J.J. Cale classic “Cocaine” (that was made famous by Eric Clapton) and my personal favorite “Money”. The great songs don’t stop there though. You will be hard pressed to find a bad tune on this disc.
If you missed the initial release of Black Robot, you will be glad to know that the full CD will re-released tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th, 2010). Not only is it it the same great CD from 2009, but you also get two new tracks that wasn’t on the 2009 version of the CD. The new tracks “Girls Kissing Girls”, and “23 Days of Night” are both kick ass tunes and enhance what was already a kickass CD to begin with. “Girls Kissing Girls” sounds like it could have been on an AC/DC record, and “23 Days of Night” taps into the band’s classic influences including Led Zeppelin & Black Sabbath.
If you are a classic rock or hard rock fan, you need grab a copy of Black Robot’s CD for your collection. You won’t be disappointed! You can purchase the CD in the Hard Rock Hideout Store at this link. You can preview songs over at the Black Robot myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
- Momma Don’t Cry
- Girls Kissing Girls
- I’m In Love
- In My Car
- Black Robot
- Love on a .45
- 23 Days of Night
- Stop the World
- Nervous Breakdown
Black Robot is:
Huck Johns – Vocals
Jonathan “JB” Brightman – Bass
Andy Andersson – Guitar
Staffan Österlind – Guitar
Possum Hill – Drums
Darren Dodd – Drums, Percussion
Fred Mandel – Piano, Organ
Cris Powell – Drums
Dave Cobb – Guitars
The first single off of Deep Red Shadows will be “47 Ways To Die” and the band is planning on filming a video for the song shortly and hitting the road to a city near you.
To our loyal fans,
We need your help. We really want to try to break the Top 200 in Billboard.
By helping us break the Top 200, we will be able to see you out on the road in every city we can play.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Steve, Derrick, Sam, Eric and Ken
Deep Red Shadows will be released on July 20th, 2010.
Following a successful trek through Europe last month, Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN will perform two special west coast shows later this week alongside fellow thrash titans/kindred spirits Exod6/11/2010 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA w/ Exodus, Bonded By Blood, All Gods Kill and Tormentor [http://www.keyclub.com]
6/12/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Exodus, Anvil Chorus, and Passive Aggressive
Tickets are on sale now! Don’t miss this rare thrash event!
HEATHEN continue to reap praise from the metal masses with The Evolution Of Chaos, released in the US on February 16th via Holland’s Mascot Records. The record marks HEATHEN’s first studio offering in nearly 20 years. The band’s current lineup includes David White (vocals), Lee Altus (guitar; Exodus), Kragen Lum (guitar; Prototype), Jon Torres (bass; Angelwitch) and returning members Darren Minter (drums).
“This is no nostalgia trip for nostalgia’s sake. This is a high-quality, contemporary thrash album that, had the band not had any history to speak of, would stand quite well on its own merits.” — 8/10 Decibel
“Old school thrashers certainly remember Heathen from back in the day, but their return will garner them a whole new generation of fans.” — About.com l Heavy Metal
“Despite the ever increasing ’80s reunions, reactivated line-ups and/or reissues, the number that have actually released any NEW music worthy of their back catalog can be counted on one hand, with room to spare. Add Heathen to that short list!” — Bravewords.com
Long before Ralf Scheepers was in Primal Fear and Gamma Ray, he was in a band called Tyran Pace. I stumbled upon the video below from the mid 80’s of Ralf with Tyran Pace performing their song, “Eye To Eye”. This video is a good reminder of how ridiculous the outfits were in the eighties. Even worse is the 80’s porn mustache on their guitarist.
Check out the clip below.
Ryche Green from the Bulletboys, and Jamie Fletcher from Britny Fox have formed a new band called Modern Superstar. You can check out their new demo’s on myspace at this link.
L.A. Guns Front man Phil Lewis posted the following update on the L.A. Guns blog:
Get an exclusive listen at the new single – “Another Way To Die” – available on iTunes June 15th in the US (June 16-23 worldwide). From Disturbed’s new album Asylum – coming August 2010. Check out the teaser clip below.
NEW EPK AVAILABLE NOW
The kings of “red dirt metal,” Texas Hippie Coalition have set July 6th for the release of their new album, Rollin’ via Dallas label, Carved Records. Produced by David Prater, the album includes the already familiar and consistently requested first single “Pissed off and Mad about it”, which will impact metal radio on June 28th. The band will be touring the US in support of the album and will head overseas to take part in a few festival dates including the Bospop festival in the Netherlands on July 11th. Tour dates and album tracks for Rollin’ are listed below.
The band also just released an EPK that gives a glimpse of the band’s massive personality and sound.
Tour dates are as follows:
6/4 HOUSTON, TX THE SCOUT BAR
6/5 SAN ANTONIO, TX THE SCOUT BAR
6/11 AUSTIN, TX REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BIKE RALLY
6/12 LUBBOCK, TX TEQUILA JUNGLE
6/19 MISSION, TX SMOKIN’ ACES
6/25 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL REVOLUTION LIVE
6/26 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL PATIO DE LEONE
7/10 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
7/11 LIMBURG, NETHERLANDS BOSPOP FESTIVAL
7/23 ARKANSAS CITY, KS MIDWEST ROCK FEST
7/25 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ROCK N AMERICA FESTIVAL
7/31 ARLINGTON, TX RIDE FOR DIME FESTIVAL – DREAMWORLD MUSIC COMPLEX
8/13 DAVIS, OK ARBUCKLE BALLROOM
8/14 MERRIAM, KS AFTERSHOCK
8/25 PITTSBURGH, PA HARD ROCK CAFÉ
4. JESUS FREAK
5. PISSED OFF AND MAD ABOUT IT
6. GROUPIE GIRL
7. SADDLE SORE
8. COCKED & LOADED
9. BACK FROM HELL
Texas Hippie Coalition EPK:
Southern Lord proudly announces an incredible collaboration between label artists Boris and Ian Asbury of The Cult and The Doors! This finely-crafted four-song mini release, simply entitled BXI, was tracked and mixed in Tokyo in late April. Asbury’s vocals are a perfect match for Boris’s straightforward, laid-back, but still raw and imaginative songwriting constructed for the EP; another intriguing display within the band’s ever-morphing, extensive résumé of releases, tours and collaborations.
To see official CD, LP and digital release this September via Southern Lord, BXI will showcase the already unclassifiable rock of Boris in an entirely new light, and shows a new side one of rock and roll’s most notorious singers. The release features three new original tracks, as well as a cover of The Cult’s song “Rain”, ethereally vocalized by Boris guitarist Wata. Art and design for the release was commissioned to Stephen O’Malley (Ideologic.org, SUNNO))), etc.).
Pitchfork briefly interrogated Boris drummer Atsuo about this collaboration this week. Check out this exclusive piece on the EP and find out how this collaboration came to light: http://pitchfork.com/news/39000-boris-team-with-the-cults-ian-astbury/
This past weekend, Ian Asbury made an unannounced appearance with Boris at the band’s performance at Sydney, Australia’s Vivid LIVE appearance, blowing fans away with this unexpected set which showcased some of the material from the BXI EP as well as a cover of the classic “The End”, by The Doors.
BXI EP Track Listing:
1. Teeth and Claws
2. We are the Witches
4. Magickal Child
As previously announced, Boris will rock North America once again this summer alongside Russian Circles for half of the tour and Red Sparrowes for the latter. The usual Boris lineup of Wata (guitar, vocals), Atsuo (drums, vocals) and Takeshi (bass, guitar, main vocals) will once again be joined by additional guitarist, companion Michio Kurihara, as on several previous live and studio ventures together.
BORIS North North American Summer Excursion 2010:
7/24/2010 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
7/25/2010 Plush – Tucson, AZ
7/27/2010 The Loft @ Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX w/ Russian Circles
7/28/2010 The Mohawk – Austin, TX w/ Russian Circles
7/30/2010 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA w/ Russian Circles
7/31/2010 The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL w/ Russian Circles
8/01/2010 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Russian Circles
8/02/2010 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC w/ Russian Circles
8/03/2010 930 Club – Washington DC w/ Russian Circles
8/04/2010 Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA w/ Russian Circles
8/07/2010 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA w/ Russian Circles, Cave In
8/08/2010 Le Tulipe – Montreal, QC w/ Russian Circles
8/09/2010 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON w/ Russian Circles
8/10/2010 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ Russian Circles
8/11/2010 Southgate House – Newport, KY w/ Russian Circles
8/13/2010 Metro – Chicago, IL w/ Russian Circles
8/14/2010 Firebird – St. Louis, MO w/ Russian Circles
8/15/2010 Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS w/ Russian Circles
8/16/2010 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Red Sparrowes
8/17/2010 *TBA – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Red Sparowes
8/19/2010 Republik – Calgary, AB w/ Red Sparowes
8/20/2010 The Starlite – Edmonton, AB w/ Red Sparowes
8/22/2010 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Red Sparowes
8/23/2010 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA w/ Red Sparowes
8/24/2010 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ Red Sparowes
8/26/2010 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA w/ Red Sparowes
8/27/2010 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA w/ Red Sparowes
8/28/2010 The Glass House – Pomona, CA w/ Red Sparowes
9/05/2010 Kutsher’s Country Club – Monticello, NY @ ATP Fest – “Altar set” w/ SUNNO)))
More info on the BXI EP, additional US live aktions, and additional Boris news is forthcoming. Please stay tuned.
Do you want to hear the best new hard rock on the radio? The best new rock is at Hard Rock Hideout Radio first! Tune in to Hard Rock Hideout Radio every Wednesday night at 9 P.M. CST online at www.kacvfm.org on in Amarillo, Texas at FM 90. This week’s show featured new music from Suburban Tribe, Hellyeah, H.I.M. , Negative, Kissin’ Dynamite, Sister Sin, Jackyl, Grand Design, Pretty Maids, Rush, Raven, Masterplan, Broken Teeth, SNEW, Taddy Porter, Chris Laney, RATT and a whole lot more. Check below for the complete play list!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Play List for 6/2/10
While The World Awaits – Suburban Tribe
Dirty Little Rock Star – The Cult
Hell of A Time – Hellyeah
Kiss Me Undead – 69 Eyes
Heartkiller – H.I.M.
The End of the Line – Negative
Midnight Mover – Accept
Addicted To Metal – Kissin’ Dynamite
Outrage – Sister Sin
Scream (Until You Like It) – W.A.S.P.
Action – Sweet
Little Willy – Sweet
Fox On The Run – Sweet
She’s Not A Drug – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Bring You Down – Riot Brides
Air It Out – Grand Design
Little Drops of Heaven – Pretty Maids
Heat of Emotion – Zeno
Gutters of Gold – Sunstorm
Man Against The World – Eden’s Curse
Caravans – Rush
Trainwreck – Raven
Far From The End of the World – Masterplan
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Cocaine – Black Robot
Bad Lovin’ Never Felt So Good – Stonerider
Feedback & Distortion – Snew
My Moonshine – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Deep Inside My Heart – Rock City Angels
Excitable – Def Leppard
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
Dirty Dream – Thunder
Take A Big Bite – Ratt
Never Enough – Kiss
The Wild Life – Slaughter
Ride – Dirty Skirty
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Dirty Water – Snowblynd
Overnight Superstar – The Glitterati
Sometimes – Middle Finger Mob
Can’t Get Enough – Miss Crazy
Don’t Blame Me – Soulshake
Tattoos & Dirty Girls – Million Dollar Reload
Deeper In Darkness – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
I Love Rock N’ Roll – L.A. Guns
I can’t say that I expected very much from Stone Temple Pilot’s latest album, but if “Between The Lines” is any indication of what the new STP album sounds like, I will be checking it out in the near future.
Check out the clip for “Between The Lines” and see what you think!
When I first heard the samples of new reissue of Heaven’s CD, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, my first reaction was, “How in hell have I never heard this band before”.
Heaven is a hard rock band that started in Adelaide, Australia, and later relocated to the U.S.A. They have three albums under their belt, and yet I have never heard a single tune from these guys until now. Judging from the tunes on Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, I need to find the back catalog from this band and fast.
“Show on The Road” starts the album off right with a rocker that sounds like a kick ass blend of RATT & KEEL. Every time I play this song I want to rip the knob off my stereo. I love this!!
“Wink of An Eye” is a super catchy rocker that will have you signing along in no time. The keyboards on the song are alittle dated, but they add just enough quirkiness to this song to make it fun.
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is Heaven’s rendition of the Bob Dylan classic. No Guns N’ Roses didn’t do this cover first, although I like the G N’ R version better.
“No Turning Back” is another song that reminds me of early Def Leppard. The guitar that opens this song reminds me a lot of the guitar intro from “Die Hard The Hunter”.
“Last Laugh” is another hit worthy tune with that would not have sounded out of place on any of the KEEL records. Cool stuff!
“Rock On” is a bonus track that was added to the reissue of this CD. It is a such a great tune that I can’t figure out why this would have ever been left off of the original CD.
Overall, I am greatly surprised by Heaven. Singer Allan Freyer sounds like a cool combination of Ron Keel and Marc Storace. The band is way above average on the talent meter. I am greatly surprised that they weren’t a bigger part of the 80’s hard rock scene. I don’t know how I managed to miss Heaven back in the day, but I am damn glad that I found them now. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is a CD that I recommend picking up. It has been out of print for years, but reissued in 2010 by Old Metal Records.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Show on the Road
2. Wind of an Eye
3. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
4. No Turning Back
5. Last Laugh
7. Keep the Fire
8. Without Your Love
9. No Where to Run
10. Rock On
11. Hard Life [Live]
12. Where Angels Fear to Tread [Live]
13. Love Child [Live]
14. In the Beginning [Live]
15. Madness [Live]
16. Rock School [Live]
Allan Fryer – vocals
Mitch Perry – guitar, keyboards
Tommy Dimitroff – drums
Mark Cunningham – guitar
Dennis Feldman – bass guitar
DEBUT SINGLE ‘THE INEVITABLE RELAPSE’ IMPACTING RADIO JUNE 21st
Track listing confirmed
Platinum rock band, Filter will release their fifth studio album, The Trouble With Angels this August on Rocket Science Ventures. Fans of the band’s Short Bus and Title of Record will be ecstatic to hear Richard Patrick return to his industrial roots.
Rocket Science owner Kevin Day says, “I have known Richard for a good while and have been a fan of his music and the Filter ‘sound’ since their first release. The Trouble With Angels is exciting because it’s a strong return to the sonically dark jet engine growl that Filter invented and defined.”
Produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Atreyu, Saliva) the album’s debut single, ‘The Inevitable Relapse,’ features thundering chords and an isolated bass line that both conjure and modernize Filter’s signature sound. “People think ‘The Inevitable Relapse’ is about addiction, consumption, and obsession, but they’re wrong,” says Richard Patrick. “It’s a love song.” The single will be impacting Active Rock and Alternative radio June 21st.
Filter will also be releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl single, exclusively for the Record Store Day coalition of stores on July 6th, featuring ‘The Inevitable Relapse” album version and a Rob Patterson 666 re-mix on the B-side.
Richard Patrick has taken Angels to the next level both lyrically and musically, employing some of the best in the business for the upcoming tour. The live band features Patrick on vocals and guitar, guitarist Rob Patterson (Korn, Otep), bassist Phil Buckman and longtime Filter drummer, Mika Fineo.
Hear the new single:
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The Trouble With Angels track listing:
1. The Inevitable Relapse
2. Drug Boy
3. Absentee Father
4. No Love
5. Fades Like a Photograph (Dead Angel)
6. Down With Me
7. Catch A Falling Knife
8. The Trouble With Angels
10. No Re-Entry
THE FULL VERSION OF THIS CONCERT WITH BONUS VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON DVD
Multi-platinum band EXTREME’s newly released live concert DVD ‘Take Us Alive,’ will premiere on the HDNet Concert Series, June 6th at 8:30 PM ET.
The band performed and recorded this “in your face” live concert in their hometown of Boston at the House of Blues. This is EXTREME’s first live DVD/CD showcasing their flawless performance of all their biggest hits, including “Hole Hearted,” “Get the Funk Out,” and the number one hit “More than Words,” as well as songs from all their records.
HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming and will be broadcasting a tailored version of EXTREME‘s ‘Take Us Alive’ concert starting in June. If you miss the first airing, the concert will repeat that night as well as on June 13th at 5:50 PM ET followed by a regular rotation so check the listings.
HDNet Take Us Alive trailer:
The HDNet networks are available in the U.S. and Canada via:
* DISH Network
* Charter Communications
* Insight Communications
* Mediacom Communications
* NCTC Affiliated cable systems
* Verizon Fios
* Bell Express Vu
* Star Choice
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their 1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffitti—on the Billboard Hot 100, which they followed with the Top Five “Hole Hearted.” Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound has always been more a mix of hard rock funk—fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums.
The first thought that went through my head when I heard Skillet’s, Awake, was “why haven’t I heard of this band sooner?” Although they’ve been around since the late 90s, Skillet has somehow managed to escape my eardrums. Now that I’ve found them, I don’t plan to ever let them go.
Take Austin Winkler from Hinder and combine his voice with the music of Three Days Grace, and you’ll have a good understanding of what Skillet’s Awake sounds like. It’s an exceptional blend of modern and progressive rock that’s bound to get anyone on their feet and rocking.
Awake is an excellent introduction to the band. A hard rocking, progressive metal album that has a unique flavor to it, this disc is pleasure to the ears. If you like your rock and roll loud and proud, you are going to love Skillet’s Awake.
The album opens with the heavy hit, “Hero.” Lead singer John Cooper shares the vocals on this song with his wife Korey and the two voices complement each other very well. The opening guitar riff from Ben Kasica and the heavy synthesizer from Korey Cooper set the stage nicely for this hard pounding rock anthem.
“Monster,” the second track, continues the hard rock mayhem that is central to Awake. Kasica shows off exceptional guitar work and drummer Jen Ledger keeps the pace fast and furious with a steady drum beat. John Cooper’s vocals are strong on this track. Monster is a song that will have you head banging in no time.
You want ballads? Awake has those too. “Don’t Wake Me” is a soft acoustical journey through romance that would make Hinder fans jealous. “Don’t Wake Me” is an incredibly beautiful song that was well arranged with the perfect blend of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and keyboard harmony. Bound to be a radio hit with the romantic ballad lovers, “Don’t Wake Me” shows the depth of Skillet. This is an incredible song that everyone is certain to love.
“One Day Too Late” is the best song on the album. Not only is it an instant rock classic, but the message in the music is a powerful one that makes the listener think. Starting soft and sweet, John Cooper talks about having so much to do and not knowing if there is enough time to accomplish it all. However, the message isn’t about getting a personal agenda taken care of. The message in this song is trying harder to do the things that matter most. Forgive your enemies. Forget the pains of the past. Do your best to make the world a better place, because tomorrow could be one day too late.
“Should’ve When You Could’ve” is another hard rocking hit that touches on themes of revenge in its best form, as a dish served cold. Cooper’s lyrics talk about no longer trusting a lover who could have been the only one. However, the moment was blown and the muse is going to miss the love they had. One day that will be realized and that’s when the revenge will be its sweetest. Another incredible song, “Should’ve When You Could’ve” helps to strengthen the greatness of this record.
Packed with hard rocking hits, sweet soft ballads, and a sound that is familiar, yet unique, Awake is a solid hard rock record that should be added to your collection. If you’re a fan of Theory of a Deadman or Hinder, you are going to love Skillet’s Awake. Capturing the modern rock sound with the progressive groove, Awake is a meaningful album that I wish I discovered sooner.
Rating: Out of 10
- Don’t Wake Me
- Awake And Alive
- One Day Too Late
- It’s Not Me It’s You
- Should’ve When You Could’ve
- Never Surrender
John Cooper – lead vocals, bass
Korey Cooper – keyboards, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesizers
Ben Kasica – Lead Guitar
Jen Ledger – Drums, backing vocals
THE RODS are gearing up for a 30th Anniversary celebration with a few special performances. These shows will be unique, one-of-a-kind shows, tailored especially for true RODS fans. One half of each special show will feature brand new, original songs from THE RODS’ forthcoming album, “Vengeance” as well as songs from guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein’s fantastic new CD “Bitten by the Beast”.
The other half of the show will consist of fan favorites, selected by RODS fans themselves! You heard that right…RODS FANS will author the show’s set list! Here’s the chance that all the “Wild Dogs” have been waiting for – the band is asking their true, rabid, hard rockin’ fans to submit their favorite song titles for possible inclusion to the “Rods Rabid Fans Set List” There are a lot of fans out there, but THE RODS will tabulate all submissions and attempt to play as many of the most requested songs as possible. The request form is located here: http://www.therods.com/RodsRequestForm.html
Saturday, June 19th at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY will mark the kickoff of the official 30th Anniversary shows. With new RODS and David “Rock” Feinstein music, the “Rods Rabid Fans Set List”, and a warm-up by special guests Blue Monday (with special guest Billy Golicki) on tap, these shows have all the ingredients to produce events to remember.
Advance sale tickets can be obtained at http://www.thehaunt.com. If you consider yourself to be a “Rabid Rods Fan”, and are planning to attend the show, be sure to submit your songs to the band ASAP. And as for the rest of you…..this STILL promises to be a show that shouldn’t be missed….so get ready to CRANK IT UP and ROCK HARD!
Want to hear the latest music from Rush, Hellyeah, Negative, Sister Sin, Jackyl, & Kissin’ Dynamite? Tune in tonight to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show from 9 P.m. – 12:00 A.M. CST online at www.kacvfm.org or in Amarillo, Texas on The Cutting Edge FM 90!
Alice Cooper has re-recorded some of his classic tunes including, “School’s Out”, “I’m Eighteen”, “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Welcome To My Nightmare” and “Elected”. All 5 songs are available on the Alice Cooper site for $4.99.
If you visit Alice Cooper.com, you can get a free download of the song “Elected” right now!!