RUSSIA’S PREMIERE ROCK BAND, PUSHKING, RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING ZZ TOP’s BILLY F. GIBBONS and EXTREME’S NUNO BETTENCOURT NEW ALBUM FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES FROM ALICE COOPER, PAUL STANLEY, STEVE VAI, JOE BONAMASSA, and MANY OTHERS, OUT 2/1 VIA ARMOURY RECORDS
On February 1st, PUSHKING will be releasing The World As We Love It, the Russian band’s star-studded new album. The first video from the project, “It’ll Be OK,” also features ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons and Extreme axeman Nuno Bettencourt. The Fabrizio Grossi directed clip finds Pushking vocalist Konstantin “Koha” Shustarev trading verses with Gibbons, while Bettencourt lays down one of his signature guitar solos towards the end of the track. The World As We Love It also includes guest appearances from Paul Stanley (Kiss), Steve Vai, Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), Steve Lukather (Toto), among many others. The World As We Love It will be out 2/1 via Armoury Records Check out the video for “It’ll Be OK” (featuring Billy F. Gibbons and Nuno Bettencourt) below:
Band’s Long Awaited Alter Bridge – Live From Amsterdam DVD Available Now
Just two weeks after claiming the #2 spot on the Active and Mainstream Rock Charts, Alter Bridge have stormed the top overtaking the #1 spot with their single, “Isolation.” The single, from the recently released AB III, highlights another milestone for the band becoming the group’s first #1 single in their career. Each of the band’s two previous albums had singles land at #2, “Open Your Eyes” from their debut album One Day Remains and “Rise Today” from their critically acclaimed sophomore effort Blackbird.
“Mark, Scott, Brian and I want to convey our sincerest gratitude to everyone who supported us at radio and helped get “Isolation” to number one. After slugging it out for the last 7 years it’s amazing to finally get to experience something as cool as this. Thank you all!” states front man Myles Kennedy. “Isolation” is just one of those songs that resonated with listeners immediately. We cannot be happier for Mark, Myles, Brian and Scott on their long overdue achievement and finally getting to #1. All of us at EMI are proud to represent Alter Bridge,” adds Bill Carroll, Senior Vice President, Promotion at EMI.
The band took “Isolation” further to the masses with a blistering performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 4th. AB III was self-released on Alter Bridge recordings via EMI label services and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Coinciding with the band’s chart success of “Isolation” and AB III, DC3 Music Group and Alter Bridge finally released their long-awaited DVD and live CD, Alter Bridge – Live From Amsterdam. Rumored for release multiple times in the US in 2010, the DVD saw the light of day stateside on January 11th, 2011. The US and UK release of single-disc version of the DVD landed at #1 on the Amazon US and UK the same day being released in 2009 and continued it’s trend hitting #1 on Amazon on its January 11th release date. Directed & Produced by Award-Winning Director Daniel E Catullo III (Rush, Rage Against The Machine, Godsmack) the DVD was recorded during the band’s 2008 Blackbird tour, the DVD showcases some of the band’s most memorable hits including “Rise Today,” “Open Your Eyes” and “Broken Wings.” The Deluxe Box set includes 2 discs- a DVD with the full show/ documentary and a live CD. The packaging also includes a 16 page color book. The DVD will also be available in Blu-Ray at the same time.
Alter Bridge just completed their first US tour in two years and will be announcing another leg for the spring in the near future. Make sure to check out what the band is up to by visiting their Official website, www.alterbridge.com, and be sure to pick up a copy of AB III in stores and on iTunes now!
WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll legacy founded and formed by renowned singer/songwriter David Coverdale, unleashes a brand new storming ‘Snake statement, “Forevermore” on Frontiers Records on March 25th in Europe and March 29th in North America.
Their 11th studio album, “Forevermore” was recorded, produced and mixed by Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre at Snakebyte Studios and Grumblenott Studios & Villas in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with additional work at Casa Dala, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Whitesnake will take to the road for a full world tour in support of the release.
Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Coverdale’s blues and soul roots, combined with a feral sense of rock and roll, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound, and add to that Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship and you have a failsafe recipe for success.
Their ascent to the very top of the rock’n’roll tree was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two top 10 hits, two number one singles with ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ and a virtual 24 hour domination of MTV around the world. Such triumphs were surely foretold when as a young man from Saltburn-By-Sea, Coverdale enthusiastically answered the call to be Deep Purple’s singer. Such bombast, bravado, talent and passion have thus helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favorite they have become.
With “Forevermore” Coverdale has reignited an explosively fruitful vein of creativity with guitarist and co-writer/producer Aldrich, Reb Beach (Winger, Alice Cooper) on guitar, Briian Tichy (Ozzy, Billy Idol, Foreigner) on drums and Michael Devin (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lynch Mob) on bass, and as with all Whitesnake’s albums, Coverdale aided so capably by Aldrich opens up his heart and soul to express emotions and empathy rarely heard these days in any musical genre.
More than simply their latest release, “Forevermore” represents Whitesnake’s no holds barred, most heartfelt, melodic and musically muscular excursion for many a year.
The album’s release will be anticipated by the digital only release of the first single/videoclip “Love Will Set You Free” on February 21st.
“Forevermore” will be specially released on a “Snake Pack” edition for the first 3 weeks in England only. This very special release – arranged in conjunction with Future Publishing and Classic Rock magazine – will come with a collectors edition 132 pages deluxe magazine + A1 poster & metal pin badge and shall feature an exclusive cover art and 2 bonus live tracks “Slide It In” and “Cheap An’ Nasty” which will serve as an appetizer for the forthcoming “Live @ Donington 1990” to be released in the summer 2011.
The album will be also be released on a double gatefold vinyl format, with deluxe special editions to be announced shortly.
This time Coverdale and Co. have really laid it on the line for their fans, and be sure of this, the Snake’s charms are going to convert a whole new army of believers… just watch.
“Forevermore” will include the following songs:
Steal Your Heart Away; All Out Of Luck; Love Will Set You Free; Easier Said Than Done; Tell Me How; I Need You (Shine A Light); One Of These Days; Love And Treat Me Right; Dogs In The Street; Fare Thee Well; Whipping Boy Blues; My Evil Ways; Forevermore.
David Coverdale – vocals
Doug Aldrich – guitar
Reb Beach – guitars
Michael Devin – bass
Briian Tichy – drums
Produced by Los Bros Brutalos (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre)