New York City’s Lez Zeppelin has been causing a sensation on stages all over the world including India, Europe and Japan since its 2004 inception. Now “…the most powerful all-female band in rock history…” (according to Chuck Klosterman) and “the ultimate turn-on” (according to Lenny Kaye) is planning another assault on stages nationwide.
Rev Theory will be heading back out on the road this April as part of the 3rd HardDrive Live “Spring Fling” tour, which kicks off April 13 in Broussard, LA. Alongside Rev Theory, the tour will feature Saliva, Emphatic, Madam Adam, and Seven Day Sonnet. For the complete list of dates visit: www.harddrivelivetour.com
The band also recently revealed a new webisode for the song “Enemy Within”, which is featured on the band’s new album Justice, which is available everywhere now. The clip can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/f0jD43
HardDrive tour dates:
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 Broussard, LA The Station
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 New Orleans, LA The Hangar
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 Jackson, MS Club Fire
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 Augusta, GA The Vue
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 Pensacola Beach, FL Capt’n Fun
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 N. Charleston, SC Market Street Saloon
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 Huntsville, AL Sammy T’s
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 Johnson City, TN Chrome
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 West Springfield, VA Jaxx Niteclub
Tue, Apr 26, 2011 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Sun, May 1, 2011 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Tue, May 3, 2011 West Chester, PA The Note
Wed, May 4, 2011 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
Thu, May 5, 2011 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
Fri, May 6, 2011 Detroit, MI Harpos
Sat, May 7, 2011 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Sun, May 8, 2011 Traverse City, MI Ground Zero
Mon, May 9, 2011 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
Wed, May 11, 2011 Joilet, IL Mojoes
Thu, May 12, 2011 Dayton, OH McGuffy’s House of Rock
Fri, May 13, 2011 Madison, WI Majestic Theater
Sat, May 14, 2011 Springfield, MO (RADIO SHOW) Springfield Ramada Oasis Hotel
Sun, May 15, 2011 Indianola, IA (RADIO SHOW) National Balloon Classic Launch Field
*Rev Theory on all dates except May 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 15
Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr had died according to police in Salt Lake City.
Police have confirmed that they checked a residence at 1:42 p.m. at 1986 South Richards Street in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, where they discovered Starr’s body.
He was 44 years old.
The cause of death was not immediately known.
Hard Rock Hideout would like to offer our condolences to Mike Starr’s family & friends. Rest In Peace Mike! I am sure you and Layne will be rocking together again!
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE EXPANDED RE-MASTERED DEBUT REISSUE OUT MARCH 8TH DIGITAL, APRIL 19 ON CD & VINYL
SECOND LOS ANGELES DATE ADDED
CONAN APPEARANCE CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 14
FULL ALBUM STREAMING NOW AT www.qotsa.com, www.facebook.com/qotsa, www.rekordsrekords.com, www.dominorecordco.us/usa/news/26-02-11/stream-the-album-that-started-it-all/
The expanded, remastered reissue of Queens Of The Stone Age’s classic 1998 debut out digitally March 8 and on CD and vinyl April 19 on Rekords Rekords/Domino can now be streamed in its entirety at the band’s website and social media channels, as well via the site of the band’s own Rekords Rekords imprint and label partner Domino.
Queens Of The Stone Age will be available on CD (REK001CD), double vinyl LP (REK001LP) and via digital download (REK001D). Pre-orders for the vinyl or CD formats will receive an instantly available digital download of the full record.
Queens Of The Stone Age is commemorating the upcoming reissue with a limited series of intimate shows at which the band will play the record in its entirety, plus B-sides and other rarities and hits from the early Queens catalogue up to the present. The tour kicks off March 16 in Austin TX and will now conclude with a just-added second Los Angeles show on April 13, the day after which Queens will appear on CONAN. At press time, the tour was nearly completely sold out, with tickets remaining for only four dates (Omaha, Des Moines, St. Louis and Kansas City).
The genesis of Queens Of The Stone Age-the band and this first album-goes back to the 1995 dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, specifically founding guitarist Homme’s migration from the California Desert to the Pacific Northwest to work on a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in Screaming Trees. Homme discarded the sludgy low-end expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part) and honest-to-goodness capital ‘H’ hooks and what was originally christened Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after its 1996 birth.
Homme returned to his old stomping grounds and reunited with latter day Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez to record as a fake trio (bass player “Carlo Von Sexron” is a nom-de-boom for Homme) and QOTSA came into full bloom, releasing the original version of this first album in 1998. If this re-issue doesn’t document “hour zero,” it’s only a few minutes past. “Regular John” introduces Homme as a smooth and assured vocalist with great melodic instinct. Tracks like “Avon” and “Walkin On Sidewalks” lock into heavy riffs that are in entrancing in their repetition and subtle shifts. And it’s hard to believe that insistently catchy “How To Handle A Rope” didn’t make a greater impact on mainstream radio upon its initial release.
The Rekords Rekords/Domino re-issue has been fully remastered from the original tapes and expanded by three tracks: “The Bronze” and “These Aren’t the Droids Your Looking For” from the long out of print 1998 QOTSA/Beaver split EP and “Spiders and Vinegaroons” from the posthumous Kyuss/QOTSA split EP. The album will be the first released via a worldwide alliance between Queens’ Joshua Homme’s own Rekords Rekords and Domino to market, promote and distribute selected titles from their catalogue.
The complete itinerary for the Queens Of The Stone Age commemorative tour is as follows:
03/16/11 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
03/18/11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03/19/11 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Soundstage
03/20/11 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/21/11 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
03/23/11 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03/24/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
03/25/11 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
03/26/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/27/11 – Montreal, Canada – Metropolis
03/29/11 – Toronto, Canada – Sound Academy
03/30/11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
03/31/11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
04/01/11 – Chicago, IL – The Riv
04/02/11 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
04/04/11 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
04/05/11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/06/11 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
04/08/11 – Denver, CO – Ogden
04/11/11 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
04/12/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
04/13/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
DOWNSPIRIT, the German/Swiss blues/metal-oriented band formed by SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont, announce a
new bassist and drummer to their ranks.
Longtime friends Dennis Wohlbold (bass) and Steffen Theurer (drummer) are taking over the rhythm duties from now on.
The band states: “We are so excited to have found such a blasting replacement and enrichment on the rhythm section! Everything sounds killer and we can’t wait for you to meet
Dennis and Steffen (Theurer) on one of our next shows. Seb and Sven decided to head on for a different future in their lifes, and we wish them all the best!”
In other news DOWNSPIRIT are confirming more and more touring dates in support of their sensational debut album “Point of Origin” which was released in 2010 in Europe and the US/Canada.
A list of shows can be found below:
02.04.11 – GER Osnabrück – Headbanger’s Ballroom
16.04.11 – CH Basel – Redrocks
30.04.11 – GER Esslingen – Komma
20.05.11 – CH Lengnau AG Halt Festival
11.06.11 – GER Schleswig – Valhalla Festival
24.06.11 – GER Speyer – Halle 101
25.06.11 – GER Weiher – Live Music Hall
01.07.11 – GER Biesenthal b. Berlin – Kiss my Rock Festival TBA
19.11.11 – GER Donaueschingen – Delta Animal House
17.12.11 – CH Winterthur – Albani
“Blending old blues roots with a modern, downtuned guitar-feel, DOWNSPIRIT’s songs are a mixture of typical bluesy ’80s hardrock and a contemporary metal sound” according to a press release.
DOWNSPIRIT is (please view picture attached):
Steffen Lauth – Vocals
Cédric “Cede” Dupont – Lead Guitars
Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Rhythm Guitars
Dennis Wohlbold – Bass
Steffen Theurer – Drums
You’ve seen him on TV, now see him live on stage in his theater debut as the lead role in Europa The Musical! Europa is a science fiction rock musical set on the ice moon of Jupiter, Europa. The action takes place at a dive bar called Rocky’s and surrounding settings. Europa harbors a secret. The only question is who will discover it first. Paulie will be playing the lead role of Stone: an ex-con with something to prove.
The show will run on April 16, 18, 19 and 20 at the Kraine Theater in NYC. There are a limited number of seats so be sure to get tickets fast. Click here to order your tickets now. You can also check out Europa on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EuropaTheMusical
Check out this brief interview clip with Doug Aldrich, who talks about the up and coming Whitesnake album, Forevermore.
In case you weren’t certain where Sick Of It All hailed from or what type of music the band performs, they are happy to clarify. On the fourth track of the band’s latest album, Based On A True Story, lead singer Lou Koller leads the chant of “New York… Hardcore…!” Hardcore rock is definitely what Sick Of It All is all about.
Based On A True Story is the band’s first album in over four years. The band has been making hardcore rock and roll to the delight of their fans since 1986. Formed by Koller and his brother, guitarist Pete Koller, Sick Of It All exploded onto the hardcore scene in the mid-eighties and quickly rose the ranks to become one of the best known hardcore bands in existence.
While the opening tracks on Based On A True Story are only slightly above average, it’s the third song on the disc, “Dominated”, that really brings the record to life. Starting with a ripping beat and complimented with snarling, seething vocals by Lou Koller, “Dominated” is pure energy packed into just over 2 minutes of music.
“A Month Of Sundays” continues the greatness that “Dominated” started, with another hard rocking, kick in the ass song that will find you needing to jump around and scream for no apparent reason. A shout out to the early days of performing matinee gigs at CBGBs on Sunday afternoons, “A Month Of Sundays” re-lives the beginnings of the hardcore scene in New York City. The song references name drops of the Bowery, New York City, and a shout out to their future worldwide dominance. The references are made with style, as Sick Of It All remembers where they came from and where they were headed.
Toward the end of the album, the songs only get better. The second to last track, “Nobody Rules”, is the second to best track on the record. The music, especially the drums, is once again loud, proud, and fantastically hard. The chant of “Nobody Rules” sticks in your head and doesn’t go anywhere for a long time. It’s easy to hit repeat on this track several times, but don’t hit it too often. If you do, you’re apt to miss the best song on the record.
It’s rare that a band saves their best work for last. However, that is exactly what Sick Of It All has done on Based On A True Story. “Dirty Money” could be one of the best hard rock songs I’ve ever heard. With a beat that can only be described as intense speed, “Dirty Money” is an anthem to the evils of monetary desire. Between the groove of the music and the message in the lyrics, “Dirty Money” makes you think. And as with most great song that makes you think, you realize how magnificent music can be. “Dirty Money” is the strongest track on Based On A True Story and it leaves the listener wanting more.
Filled with thrash sounds that will leave your insides vibrating as you try to stop yourself from moshing in your living room, Based On A True Story is a hard and heavy album. While it contains moments of brilliance with certain songs, Based On A True Story suffers from similarity disease. Too many songs sound identical and at times it can be hard to determine where one song ended and the next began. Overall, this is an enjoyable record for its hard beats and raw power. However, Based On A True Story falls short of being a masterpiece.
Notable Tracks: Dominated, Nobody Rules, Dirty Money
- Death Or Jail
- The Divide
- A Month Of Sundays
- Bent Outta Shape
- Lowest Common Denominator
- Good Cop
- Watch It Burn
- Waiting For The Day
- Long As She’s Standing
- Nobody Rules
- Dirty Money
Sick Of It All Is:
Lou Koller – Vocals
Pete Koller – Guitar
Craig Setari – Bass
Armand Maijdi – Drums
Are you ready for Oz? This Swedish heavy metal band has released a new video, “Dominator”. The band is hard at work in the studio on their up and coming CD, ‘Greatezt Blitz‘ which will contain both new songs and re-recordings of old OZ classics. For more information on Oz, check out the band’s website!