Runner Runner aren’t really fans of cell phones in their new music video for “So Obvious,” but they still want to treat their loyal fans to something nice. The guys are giving you a chance to win an iPhone! Enter now to win!
The band has announced their SayNow number, (714) 646-4692, so fans can chat with them & leave messages to listen to when they’re not performing. Ryan, Jon, James, Peter, and Nick are heading out on the road with Secondhand Serenade this summer, so be sure to check out the tour dates on their MySpace, “like” them on their Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@runnerrunner).
This contest will end on August 7th, so act now!!
When a band’s past involves releasing quality Rock and Hard Rock Music that has been embraced by a generation of fans, such as Giant, the inspiration to carry on and release more music is inevitable. The new Giant album, “Promise Land”, released on February 26, 2010 on Frontiers Records, proves to be 13 songs that have been worth the wait for longtime fans. Original Giant members, drummer David Huff and bass guitarist Mike Brignardello are still in place, carrying on the melodic Rock and Hard Rock sound that features new lead vocalist Terry Brock (Strange Ways, Seventh Key) and John Roth (Winger) on guitars. Longtime Giant loyalists should be happy to know, that original lead vocalist Dann Huff has taken part in this new Giant album, co-writing with fellow band members the songs: “Our Love”, “Double Trouble”, “Plenty Of Love” and “Save Me”. Dann Huff also added to “Promise Land”, two songs from his very own catalog – “Through My Eyes” and “Two Worlds”. Both of these songs were co-written withMark Spiro.
As I listened to “Promise Land” the first few times through, I realized that this album gains strength and momentum with each song. “Through My Eyes” is as solid of a “hit” song my ears have ever listened to. The lyrics and overall melodic enthusiasm that this song bestows manifests itself with an almost magical brilliance. Terry Brock has proven to this lifelong Rock ‘N’ Roll junkie that he has vocals to applaud on “Through My Eyes”… and the remaining 12 songs on “Promise Land” as well.
“I’ll Wait For You” brings back those delicious late 1980’s good-times memories of having no real cares in the world. A song to crank up loud, with the windows down, as you are taking that much longed for ride to the beach this Summer. Wait a second, this entire “Promise Land” album should be cranked up loud on that cool Summer ride to anywhere! Forget calling this new Giant album “feel-good”… it shall be called, “feel-very-good”.
“Never Surrender” is a song that explodes with inspiring melodic Rock and lyrics, coupled with fabulous background vocal harmonies and Terry Brocks’s felt lined vocals. As an added bonus, John Roth is simply excellent on guitar, adding a very heavy solo into the mix that makes “Never Surrender” rise to the top. “Our Love” is a heart strengthening ballad that is sure to make the girls cry and have the guys going out to buy flowers for their sweethearts. Be forewarned, before you listen to “Our Love”, you just might find your romantic soul melting from the seams during this emotional and powerful ballad. If a band can execute a ballad right, regardless of how high the sappy meter goes, then all the power to them. Giant has delivered THE ballad here. If anyone reading this falls in love due to “Our Love”, don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger.
“Love” seems to be a reoccurring theme in the songs heard on “Promise Land” and why not? With all of the evil junk going on in the world today, listening to this new Giant album is a cool detour to take in getting away from the depressing cable and nightly news. “Prisoner Of Love” is an up-tempo Power Ballad that you might just find yourself singing along to. Need not worry though… it’s o.k. to sing aloud to this song or the entire album, Stone says so.
“Two Worlds Collide” and “Plenty Of Love” are two songs that makes me reflect on those “glory days” of late ’80’s arena concerts. You remember those nights? It was a time when you could actually mark your calendar for each weekend of the year for a major concert. These two songs are melodic Rockers on “Promise Land” that makes me call out to Giant and say… when will there be a “Promise Land II”? Giant is BACK, with some originality intact, new vocal strength, new guitar magic and more than enough Rockin’ talent to convince this Rockaholic they are the real deal… once again.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Believer (Redux)
02. Promise Land
03. Never Surrender
04. Our Love
05. Prisoner Of Love
06. Two Worlds
07. Plenty Of Love
08. Through My Eyes
09. I’ll Wait For You
10. Dying To See You
11. Double Trouble
12. Complicated Man
13. Save Me
Terry Brock – vocals
John Roth – guitars
Mike Brignardello – bass
David L. Huff – drums
Joe Stump, widely known for fretboard virtuosity, will be the special guest on the July 9-15 episode of Hard Rock Nights. Stump will discuss his recently released compilation entitled “The Essential Shred Guitar Collection” on Magic Circle Music, guest spots with other guitarists such as Dave Reffett and Sean Baker, and teaching at Berklee College of Music.
Hard Rock Nights is a weekly syndicated radio program heard on several rock and metal stations across the world. Visit http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a full list of stations and times.
Nickelback, who were named Billboard’s ‘Group of Decade’ and kicked off 2010 by performing at the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics, are showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. They have extended their Dark Horse World Tour. The next leg of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on September 14 in Nashville and will run through October 30 in Las Vegas. Three Days Grace and Buckcherry will join Nickelback on these dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 17 at LiveNation.com.
“The Dark Horse World Tour” has been a smashing success, as all previous legs have been completely sold out. Since 2009, Nickelback have sold more than 1.6 million tickets and have played more than 120 global shows.
“Our fans have been amazing all over the world from Japan to New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, the UK and North America,” said Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. “Our fans keep us going and we are excited to play 25 more dates in the US with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry.”
The dates for the September-October leg of “The Dark Horse World Tour” are as follows:
Sept 14 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Sept 15 – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Ft. Wayne, IN
Sept 17 – Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 18 – Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Sept 21 – HSBC Arena – Buffalo, NY
Sept 22 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Sept 24 – Comcast Center for the Performing Arts – Mansfield, MA
Sept 25 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA
Sept 28 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Sept 29 – Izod Center – East Rutherford, NJ
Oct 01 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Oct 02 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
Oct 08 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
Oct 10 – Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR
Oct 12 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
Oct 15 – Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion – Spring, TX
Oct 16 – Ford Center – Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 18 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Oct 20 – Energy Solution Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 22 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Oct 23 – Arco Arena – Sacramento, CA
Oct 26 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
Oct 27 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
Oct 29 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 30 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
Got Rock?! Hard Rock Hideout Radio has the best rock that you will find anywhere, anytime. Other FM stations are too chicken to play the songs that WE do. Check out the play list from last week’s show, and tune in to the Hard Rock Rock Hideout Radio show now, by visiting the KACV FM website at www.kacvfm.org.
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Play List for 6/30/10
Gypsy Road – Cinderella
Chain of Fools – Little Caesar
Can’t Let Go -Heaven’s Basement
Bad Taste – Hardline
Reign of Love – Hurricane
Get Your Hands Dirty – Jettblack
Superman – Mama Kin
Headspin – Loveblast
Rob The Cradle – Roxy Blue
Motorcycle Cowboys – Kill For Thrills
Skin N’ Bones – Gilby Clarke
Cure Me or Kill Me – Gilby Clarke
Big Enough – Taddy Porter
Hung On A Rope – Brother Cane
Let The Right One In – Bombay Black
You Suck The Love Out of Me – Big Cock
All Fall Down – Tango Down
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
Dead Drunk & Wasted – Danger Danger
Turning Water Into Wine – Bad Habit
Down Incognito – Winger
Crucified – Lillian Axe
Solution – Tesla
Photograph – New Device
Cum On Feel The Noize – Quiet Riot
Bang Your Head – Lipstixx N’ Bulletz
Addicted To Metal – Kissin’ Dynamite
In The Morning – Taddy Porter
Guilty – the Poorboys
One Step Closer To You – Enuff Z’nuff
I Want Action – Poison
Beautiful Bomb – Reckless Love
All I Wanna Do Is U – Marcello/Vestry
Desperately – Slaughter
Long Long Way From Home – Cats In Boots
We Don’t Celebrate Sundays – Hardcore Superstar
Outrage – Sister Sin
Riot Act – Skid Row
Public Trust – Shake The Faith
Bullet Proof Hero – Dangerous New Machine
One Way Street – Black Hat Villain
Snitches – Automatic Fire
23 Days of Night – Black Robot
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Blackheart – Broken Teeth
The Hard Rock Hideout Radio show is on the air right now!! Tune in!
Black Candy Store and 7HARD are proud to present the official video single release: “Someday”
The release of the first album “Back to the wall” in April generates more and more good reviews in the European press and webzines.
Black Candy Store will tour in the UK in November 2010 and in France fall 2010 too (gigs confirmed soon).
Following the trace of bands like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam or Stone Temple Pilots, Black Candy Store hails from southern France. After finding the perfect rhythm section, and having selected 10 of their songs, the band recorded their first album. Back To The Wall was produced by the band and mastered by Dave Collins who has worked with well known bands like Linkin Park, Soundgarden, Ben Harper.
Bursting with tight rock grooves and rich melodies, Black Candy Store’s music is a link between past and modern rock. Direct and efficient guitars and distinctive emotional vocals create a sound that builds on the tradition of rock, while establishing their own unique sound. BCS crafts their music by taking the impact of their life experiences to create new ideas, while the underlying sound of the tracks stays familiar and connects directly with the audience. Discover some of the songs of the album “Back To The Wall” on their myspace with stand out tracks like Someday, Recall or the catchy Wounded.
The band is continuing to grow artistically and hopes to break new ground as their music evolves to new artistic levels.
Should Black Candy Store’s new video, “Someday” SINK or SWIM? Decide with your vote below!
Korn’s brand new album, Korn III: Remember Who You Are doesn’t hit stores for another week, but you can stream the whole album exclusively at CraveOnline right now.
Korn III – Remember Who You Are, the band’s 9th studio effort, marks a return to form for the modern metal powerhouse. Enlisting famed producer Ross Robinson, the man who helmed the boards on their first two albums, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer explains the dynamic, saying, “Teaming up with Ross has brought that raw, emotional feeling back to the music. Ross is the only person in the world that’s ever been able to draw us to that place. He reminds us why we’re here, why these songs are important to our fans and why what we do as a band relates. He made us remember how our music saves lives, and he came into the picture at the perfect time. We had no record label and just wanted to make a great album. Ross stepped in at the right moment to hit the reset button.”
Don’t miss Korn co-headlining this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, playing with Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, and more.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of US Classic Heavy Metal band BENEDICTUM for the release of a brand new studio album in early 2011. Since 2005 Benedictum has been heralded as one of metal’s most exciting bands. Fronted by the awesome talent of Veronica Freeman, her raw and powerful vocals have been the driving force behind this international metal sensation.
This year proves to be a very intense and exhilarating time, as Benedictum are set to deliver their 3rd album of jaw dropping, head banging, female-fronted fury. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums (Seasons of Tragedy & Uncreation), produced by internationally renowned producer and bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio & Foreigner), Benedictum is back to unleash their career defining release!
Benedictum is ready for the next step: with a new label behind them, they are currently working hard on the recording with Grammy Award winning producer Ryan Greene (Megadeth, F5, MXPX, NOFX). Benedictum is firing on all cylinders! Veronica is joined once again by lead guitarist extraordinaire, Pete Wells, bassist Chris Shrum, Tony Diaz on keyboards and drummer Mikey Pannone.
Benedictum’s success and legacy have been well documented and the band have already earned their place at the head of the power metal genre. “There is really a feeling of excitement in the air for us, the new material will be another level in our evolution as a band and we have a lot of confidence in our new label Frontiers Records and their willingness to stand with us on our journey!” states Veronica.
Filter has their new song, “The Inevitable Relapse” available as a free download on their website. Go here to get it now!
Looking for hard rock that’s also a lot of fun? Well, Sweden’s Crashdiet’s “Generation Wild” is just what you’ve been seeking. A throwback to the old days of heavy metal, “Generation Wild” is a solid, L.A. Strip, 80s influenced, rock and roll disc.
Lead singer Simon Cruz has captured the high screech, high pitched, power vocals that make any sleaze/glam band stand out. Hitting the high notes with relative ease, Simon Cruz sets the tone for “Generation Wild.” The blistering guitar attack by guitarist Martin Sweet rounds out the songs nicely. While Sweet slices and dices, he also shreds it up and his work creates riff bliss that guitar hero fanatics are bound to love.
“Generation Wild” opens with the hard rocking song “Armageddon.” As an opening track “Armageddon” sets the pace for what is to come later on the disc. .With Cruz singing in the higher range, L.A. sleaze is written all over this tune. Think Dio meets early Dokken and you’ll start to get the picture.
“So Alive” comes up next and is a step down from the album’s first cut. “So Alive” is lacking in the guitar riffs that show up on other songs, which weakens this track. Where gut busting solos should be, a weaker, almost synthesizer-like guitar is being played. It’s a shame to hear that on a song that had so much potential.
The title track follows “So Alive” and more than makes up for the oversight of the previous song. “Generation Wild” the song is a heavy rocking return to fun. Complete with a song-along chorus that is bound to have everyone on their feet and chanting, “Generation Wild” is a kick ass song. Sweet’s solo is well played and the shreds he adds in throughout the song add plenty of body and life.
Unfortunately, “Generation Wild” never makes the transition from good/borderline great to exceptional. The reason for this is the mediocre middle tracks that lack the punch and force of songs like “Armageddon” and “Native Nature.” If the whole disc rocked that hard, it would be must have material. The middle songs just aren’t able to support the rest of the disc, and by the time this situation is rectified, the listener has already lost interest.
While some songs are clichéd, (“Rebel,” “So Alive”), and others are just a tad weak, “Generation Wild” is an overall good effort by Crashdiet. However, I would have liked to have heard grittier tunes to match the opening track of “Armageddon” or the later tracks of “Native Nature” and “Chemical.” That being said “Generation Wild” is sure to please fans of the 80’s metal scene. Chock full of glam and sleaze, Crashdiet’s disc has its moments of greatness that are able to overtake the weaker points and supply some glam rock and roll.
Rating: Out of 10
- 442 (intro)
- So Alive
- Generation Wild
- Save Her
- Down With The Dust
- Native Nature
- Bound To Fail
- Beautiful Pain
Sister Sin has released a new video “Outrage” in support of their new album, True Sound of the Underground. Check out “Outrage” below!
**STEVE VAI – SIGNED IBANEZ and CUSTOM STAGE CLOTHES**
**BASS-MONSTER BLASKO from OZZY Signed ERNIE BALL BASS**
NEWLY ADDED TO ON-GOING EBAY AUCTION FOR
Humanity Thru Music – In Benefit of Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary
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Signed guitar and custom stage clothes from the legendary STEVE VAI and monster bassist BLASKO of OZZY OSBOURNE has been added to the eBay auction
Besides the love of music, rockstars have a soft spot for our four legged furry friends. With the help from so many artists and actors with their charitable donations of instruments and signed memorabilia, FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY comes closer to breaking ground in the next year for the first fully solar and wind powered, no-kill animal sanctuary. The sanctuary will also provide the community with a low-cost animal clinic, education and cultural center.
Currently on the eBay auction block sits legendary ax-slinger STEVE VAI’S custom made silver outfit by famed rockstar couturier TERRI KING. It was worn on the Ultra Zone tour in the late 90’s. Also STEVE VAI has signed a black IBANEZ up for auction with the thanks to the help of IBANEZ – With the help from Brian Ball of ERNIE BALL we also have a bass singed by OZZY OSBOURNE’S bassologist Rob BLASKO Nicholson – GO BID NOW!!!!!
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Adding in the next week to the auction will be a signed Ibanez guitars one from PAUL GILBERT and a Schecter Diamond Series guitar signed by horror Icons TYLER MANE (Michael Myers/Halloween 1&2) and DEREK MEARS (Jason Voorhees/Friday the 13th). More items coming!! Keep an eye out for additions of cool signed memorabilia from your favorite rockstars!! All items come with signed letters of authentication for your collection!
Did you know?
-Between four million and six million pets are euthanized every year because they are homeless.
– An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds.
– Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a good home that lasts a lifetime.
– There is a direct correlation between animal abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect.
FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY is a 501(c)(3) that was organized exclusively for charitable, and educational purposes, more specifically for helping homeless and un-wanted animals with medical care, adoption in a no-kill safe environment.
For more information go to www.furfeather.org (almost finished) or visit them on Facebook now! Just search for Fur & Feather Animals Sanctuary and look for the happy Pit-bull~ To donate to the cause use Paypal and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email to get address to send checks.
‘Custom Built’, the brand new solo album from Bret Michaels will be released TOMORROW, Tuesday July 6th!
Featuring the single ‘Nothing To Lose’ (with Miley Cyrus), a remake of Sublime’s hit song ‘What I Got’, a rootsy version of ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’, the theme song to the upcoming VH1 show “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It” titled ‘Riding Against The Wind’ and much more! The new album will be available from Target, Best Buy, iTunes, Yahoo, Napster & anywhere else you buy digital music!
You can also pick up your copy of the album by visiting the link below:
Which Cinderella we were going to get at the M3 Rock Festival was anyone’s guess. Poor Tom Keifer has been through so many vocal surgeries, and has had so many issues with his voice in the past, it doesn’t seem fair. A few years ago, when Cinderella last toured, Tom’s voice was not at its best, and a lot of folks were disappointed with some of the band’s live shows. With the band back on tour in 2010, I assumed that Tom was 100 % again, but didn’t know until he took the stage.
For the fans at the M3 Rock Festival, they got to see Tom Keifer in fine form. He looked and sounded great, and overall Cinderella put on a pretty tight set that included the songs, “Shake Me”, “Nobody’s Fool”, “Night Songs”, “Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin’ Apart At the Seams”, “Gypsy Road”, “Don’t Know What You Got (‘Til It’s Gone”, “Somebody Save Me”, “Coming Home” & “Heartbreak Station”. I am thankful that Cinderella is back in action, and sounding better than ever. In my opinion, Tom Keifer has one of the coolest, more unique voices in rock. I am very glad I got to see him sing again. My only disappointment with this show, was that Cinderella didn’t do one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Long Cold Winter”. Aside from that, I thought they were very good live.
I am hopeful that Cinderella will put out some new music in the career, although they have no current plans to record anything new. Thankfully, you will have several chances to catch them on tour this year, with the Scorpions!
Ted Nugent wants you to have a “Happy Defiance Day”! Amazon.com has 3o Ted Nugent songs available for download for 76 cents. Get it here today only!!
I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July!! Check out this classic clip of Grand Fun Railroad performing “We’re An American Band”.
FUZZ UNIVERSE on SHRAPNEL RECORDS out AUGUST 3RD
Paul Gilbert unleashes his 3rd instrumental masterpiece on Shrapnel Records, August 3rd to the world. “FUZZ UNIVERSE is my third guitar instrumental album,” explains Gilbert. “Being a fan of pop music and rock bands, I am a reluctant convert into the art of instrumental rock music. But after touring with Joe Satriani’s G3, I witnessed firsthand the power of the electric guitar to take center stage and rock the audience. Playing my guitar-driven songs live was a blast! This discovery led to a huge increase in my touring as a solo artist. In the last couple of years, I’ve played nearly 150 shows all over the world, with my guitar leading the way.”
FUZZ UNIVERSE title is inspired by Gilbert being so immersed in the world of guitar it made him realize that he lives in a FUZZ UNIVERSE. “Every generation of guitar players has their own terminology for the rock guitar sound: Distortion, Overdrive, Gain, Crunch, Saturation, Drive etc. For me, the word is FUZZ”
Gilbert’s extraordinary talent of arranging/composing lends to the new music’s fresh melodies for songs that shows his true diversity and only in Gilberts words will you understand:
“On FUZZ UNIVERSE, I think I’ve taken a giant step closer to the ultimate rock guitar sound and playing of my dreams. I’ve used many of my signature techniques from RACER X and MR. BIG, but twisted them into new chords, grooves, and emotions.
As always, my influences are diverse and not what you might expect from a “heavy metal” artist. While I was writing the songs for FUZZ UNIVERSE, I was immersing myself in Bulgarian Female Choir music, Baroque lute and violin pieces, Johnny Cash songs about trains, cows, mules, and mining coal, the Bee Gees, and Ronnie James Dio. I mix all this into my head, and out came endless new ideas for my guitar to chew on.
After several months of being locked in my writing room, I gathered my touring band together and headed to the studio. Jeff Bowders played drums. Craig Martini played bass. Emi Gilbert (my wife) played keyboards. And I bent the guitar strings until I couldn’t play anymore.
As usual, there are no dramatic stories here. No heroin overdoses, motorcycle accidents, celebrity divorces, or band-member boxing matches. The emotion, drama, and power are all in the music. That is the universe that I want to live in”
Paul Gilbert is regarded internationally as one of the greatest players in the industry. Starting his recording career with Shrapnel Records as a teenager in the late 80’s, Gilbert remains one of the most active guitarists from the original shred guitar scene. His rise to Platinum success includes a number one song with Mister Big, and cult status as founding member of the legendary and highly successful underground progressive metal band Racer X.
For more information click on www.paulgilbert.com
Check out the new clip from Buckcherry, “Our World”. This is from the band’s up and coming release, All Night Long, which will be release on August 3rd.
For the first time in its 19 year history, the Moondance Jam rock festival will be broadcast on television. America’s premier television provider,
DIRECTV, will air this year’s festival exclusively on The 101 Network. The production company Blaze TV will be filming during the festival on July 15 – 17, and will then produce 10 one-hour shows featuring artists Sammy Hagar, REO Speedwagon, Buckcherry, Jonny Lang, Hoobastank, Collective Soul, Black Stone Cherry and Pat Travers. Additional artists may also be added from the three-day, 15 band main stage roster. The programs will air as part of the DIRECTV Concert Series and begin airing on The 101 Network late this summer.
“Blaze will have a crew of over 50 creative and technical personnel to record the programs at Moondance Jam using a total of 12 cameras and are employing as much
local labor as they can including some camera crew from Minneapolis. The programs will be recorded in High Definition and the audio will be recorded in Surround sound. It is a million dollar production. In addition to the cameras and sound, Blaze will be bringing in $100,000 worth of additional lighting to boost the production value of the shows,” said Blaze TV founder, producer and director, Conor McAnally. Moondance Jam owners, Bill and Kathy Bieloh, are ecstatic to be able to have their festival filmed and produced by a production company whose philosophy is to shoot from the fan’s perspective.
“Not only are we excited that our festival will be shown on DIRECTV, but it will be produced by a company that shares our philosophy that it is about the fans. Kathy and I started Moondance Jam in 1992 as party for friends and family and now it has grown into Minnesota’s largest rock festival bringing in over 50,000 friends and family through the gates over three days,” says Bill Bieloh. “Over the years we have always done everything we could to keep Moondance Jam a fan friendly rock festival. We still maintain open festival seating for general admission ticket holders so they can get up close to the stage. We also added a restaurant and bar that overlooks the backstage area a few years ago that is open to all fans. Our fans need to have that full concert experience for the amazing artists that put on such great shows every year. So to have Blaze TV come in and recreate that experience for fans that have never been to Moondance is a dream come true for us.”
Moondance Jam 19 will be held July 15-17, 2010 on the 300 acre Moondance Events festival grounds near Walker, MN. Moondance Jam is Minnesota’s largest rock festival and the premier classic rock festival in the U.S. Call the Moondance Hotline at 877-MOONJAM or go to http://www.moondancejam.com for more information including schedules, tickets, camping and more.
KoRn will perform tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage. The band will be playing “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)” and “Let The Guilt Go” on-air, and continue on for four more songs off air, performing “Freak On A Leash,” “Coming Undone,” “Got The Life” and “Blind” for their fans.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on ABC 12:05/11:05C. Check local your local listings for time and channel.
Immediately following the performance, the band will head over to the Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic for an in-store signing.
Korn III: Remember Who You Are is out July 13th.
Fear Factory continues to tour behind Mechanize, launching the third leg of their ongoing US tour beginning July 9. Dates are as follows:
July 9 – Roseland Theater, Portland OR
July 10 – Studio Seven, Seattle WA
July 11 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
July 13 – Flames Central, Calgary AB
July 14 – The Starlite Room, Edmonton AB
July 15 – Riddell Centre, Regina AK
July 16 – The Garrick Centre, Winnipeg MB
July 17 – The Rock, Maplewood MN
July 19 – People’s Court, Des Moines IA
July 20 – Metro, Chicago IL
July 21 – Harpo’s, Detroit MI
July 23 – Opera House, Toronto ON
July 24 – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal QC (Heavy MTL Festival)
July 25 – The Fillmore/Irving Plaza, New York NY
July 26 – Recher Theatre, Towson MD
July 27 – Crocodile Rock, Allentown PA
36 Crazyfists, After the Burial, Divine Heresy (featuring Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares) and Baptized in Blood will open all shows excluded Montreal.
Let me preface this post by stating that I am a Vince Neil fan as well as a fan of Motley Crue. The reason I am so critical of Vince (and all of the Crue for that matter) is because I expect only the best from my favorite hard rockers. If you are not going to give your fans only the best, why even bother?
With that in mind, let’s examine this year’s M3 Festival at a 30,000 foot view. From the time Jetboy went on at high noon until the time Kix got off the stage at 6:00 PM, everything had run like a well-oiled machine. I had timed the final acts perfectly. Vince Neil would come on at 6:15 and play until 7:15. Nelson was on the second stage from 7:00 – 7:40. Cinderella was scheduled to play from 7:40 – 8:40, Warrant from 8:40 – 9:40 (on the second stage) and then the Scorpions would close things out.
I had everything timed perfectly, which is necessary when planning how to see all the performers at such a fast moving festival. I would watch Vince until 6:55, run up the hill to see Nelson, get back in time for Cinderella, mad dash it up the hill for Warrant, and be back for The Scorpions. It was possible that I would miss one song of each performer (except Cinderella, because there was no way that I was leaving their set early), but that would be all right.
As I mentioned, the festival was running like clockwork and every band came out at their scheduled time. No band was even one minute late. And then it came time for Vince Neil to take the stage. At 6:15 I sat in my seat and waited for the announcer to scream Vince’s name. At 6:20, I was still waiting to hear that announcement. By 6:25, I thought it was a little odd that Vince had not taken the stage yet. By 6:35, I was thinking, “What the hell?” Finally, at 6:35, Vince took the stage. And when he did, it was a joke. The smoke from the smoke machines (the only act to use one – come on Vince, 1983 was almost 30 years ago) overwhelmed the stage and no one could be seen, not even Vince when he finally came out. In typical Vince fashion he performed old Crue songs, singing every third or fourth word and holding the microphone out to the crowd to sing most of the lyrics.
I’m sorry Vince I thought you were there to perform for us, my bad. As mentioned, I left Vince to see Nelson (I wasn’t the only one – several people tweeted that they were doing the same thing) and was glad to have done so. Nelson came on right at 7 and performed to exactly 7:40. They were exceptional in their timing, just like every other band on the bill. Vince’s performance ended at almost 7:30. So now, while the second stage was still on schedule, the main stage was screwed. After Nelson, I went down to see Cinderella, but thanks to fat Vince being late and messing up the schedule, Cinderella was not able to come on at 7:40 sharp. It was closer to 8 by the time they got on. When they got off it was after 9 and I had to run up to see Warrant, but I had missed most of their set. If Vince Neil could have taken the stage in a timely manner, this problem would not have occurred.
Instead I missed most of Warrant, heading back to see the Scorpions who did not come on stage until after 10 due to the schedule being pushed back. Is Vince so arrogant that he thinks it’s ok to single handedly screw up the precise timing of a festival? Every other performer came out on time and was cognizant of the other acts. Not Vince, he gave them all the proverbial middle finger and pretty much gave it to the fans too. Thanks Vince. I’ll remember that next time you come around in concert. I’ll be late too, by not buying tickets.
Prepare to explode – the ERUPTION film clip is over flowing with molten rock and metal from Hansel.
Hot as a freshly erupted ball of lava comes Hansel’s latest film clip.
Strap yourself in for a rock and roll ride to the flow of their superheated tune Eruption. The second track off the Never Say Die album offered the boys the opportunity to get a little technologically playful. Shot in the back bushland of Sydney one may be excused for thinking that Australia was under the threat of an Icelandic style national disaster as team Hansel took to burning up the area in a display of their pure desire to rock. All the pieces found their place with the help of Puzzleface films’ director/producer Blake Rainey (www.puzzlefacefilms.co.uk) together with the ‘doco’ boys at Grainger Films (www.graingertv.com). This documentation of the lightning hot Hansel is now ready to burn a path straight to your rock and roll soul.