Deadline Records’ recording artists VAINS OF JENNA with their debut single and music video for their smashing remake of the Cee Lo Green hit “Fuck You”. The single appears on the up and coming VAINS OF JENNA album REVERSE TRIPPED. The album was produced by Adam Hamilton and the Music Video was Directed and shot by Blake Bogdanovich.
Roadrunner Records has set a May 31 release date for the third BLACK STONE CHERRY album, “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea”.
Kentucky’s BLACK STONE CHERRY, comprised of vocalist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon and drummer John Fred Young, is a band adept at creating both timeless rock ‘n’ roll and new, innovative sounds. While the band’s last record, “Folklore And Superstition”, was a compelling tribute to brotherhood and history, the new album is the summation of a year in the life of the band — every emotion, triumph, loss, romance and everything in between — it’s all here on “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea”.
This is the first time BLACK STONE CHERRY has not recorded in the South, this time taking up residence in Los Angeles to work with famed producer Howard Benson (THEORY OF A DEADMAN, DAUGHTRY, THREE DAYS GRACE). The new surroundings allowed them to strengthen their relationships as both band members and friends, ultimately a detail that sets “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” above previous recordings. The raw intensity that pervades the music on this album harkens back to the early days of BLACK STONE CHERRY, when they were a bunch of blue-collar guys just making music together for the hell of it. The band admits, “When we first began writing music, we hadn’t traveled very far out of our home state of Kentucky. Now, ten years later, we’ve traveled the world and experienced things we never imagined we would.”
First single, “White Trash Millionaire”, set to hit airwaves in April, pairs Robertson’s soulful delivery with the urgent and infectious rhythms of his fellow players. Sure, this is Southern rock at heart; but the concept is universal: just take what the world gives you and make that work. “This album is the culmination of all of the everyday ups and downs life throws at you,” says the band. “Sonically, you’ll hear some of the meanest sounding guitar riffs we’ve ever laid down, and at the same time, you’ll find ballads that will tug on your heartstrings. We wanted the album’s intensity to match that of our live show. We’re very proud of this album and excited for our fans to hear it!”
To celebrate the release of “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea”, BLACK STONE CHERRY is participating in an ongoing partnership with Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon. The promotion brings 450,000 BLACK STONE CHERRY-branded bottles to shelves nationwide through June, including special mp3 offers and a chance to win a trip to meet the band at one of their shows.
BLACK STONE CHERRY is set to have quite the busy spring, with tours with HINDER and ALTER BRIDGE on the horizon.
Halestorm has announced the release of their first ever Cover Ep which they have affectionately called “ReAnimate“.
This project has been a long time coming and features a collection of 6 songs that mirror Halestorm’s influences as a band and as fans of great music!
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Slave To The Grind – SKID ROW
2. Bad Romance – LADY GAGA
3. Hunger Strike – TEMPLE OF THE DOG
4. Out Ta Get Me – GUNS ‘N’ ROSES
5. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You – HEART
6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – THE BEATLES
You can get the autographed pack (a limited run of 100) which contains the EP/CD, a signed 8×10 of us, Poison Skull T-Shirt, ReAnimate 11″x17″ poster, an an instant download of Halestorm’s “Slave To The Grind” for only $29.99.
Halestorm is streaming Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” here!
Tokyo Blade were forced to postpone rehearsals for their upcoming tour as guitarist Andy Boulton, a keen falconer (seen below with an American Harris hawk) has badly damaged his hand after an incident with a Golden Eagle.
Andy said “she flew to me as usual, but when she landed and gripped her talons went straight through the gauntlet and completely through my bloody left hand! “
“When an eagle grips it locks it’s talons and there is no way of releasing it until the bird decides to let go. Not wanting to hurt her I just had to wait” A quick trip to hospital and several stitches later Andy laughed and said “it was my own stupid fault’ I had the wrong gauntlet for an eagle but it won’t stop me flying my birds . . . . I love it.”
The current Tokyo Blade line-up includes four of the five original members, Andy Boulton (guitar), Andy Wrighton (bass), John Wiggins (guitar) and Steve Pierce (drums) and is completed by powerhouse vocalist Nicolaj Ruhnow.
Official Website: www.tokyoblade.com
Scott Middleton (CANCER BATS) recently sat down with Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer of DEVILDRIVER to record a guitar lesson. Check out this brand new video by in which Scott Middleton accurately teaches you how to play the song “Lucifer’s Rocking Chair” from CANCER BAT’S newest release “Hail Destroyer”. You can check it out here: “http://www.allaxess.com/video-guitar-lessons-tabs/artists/scott-middleton/cancer-bats-lucifers-rocking-chair“. In this video, Scott breaks down the whole song to ease the process in which you can learn, and totally own at playing this song on guitar!
After you’ve got the taste for learning one awesome song, why not check out the rest of www.Allaxess.com for more amazing videos by your favorite musicians as well as in depth biography’s to read about their rise to being amazing guitarists. All Axess is the future of guitar playing. All Axess is owned and operated by Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer of DEVILDRIVER.
In addition to his credentials as a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Duff McKagan has a mission to educate others on the ins and outs of music business finance and building wealth. On Thursday, March 17, he will be a Featured Speaker at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW), presenting the music business seminar “Your Financial Advisor is Duff McKagan.” The next day – Friday, March 18 – his band Duff McKagan’s Loaded will make their live debut of songs from their forthcoming album The Taking as part of the official SXSW Monster Energy Drink Party at The Austin Music Hall.
Duff is a Grammy/American Music-Award-winning songwriter/recording artist who attended Seattle University’s acclaimed Albers School of Business and is a partner in the wealth management firm Meridian Rock. He will share his insights on all aspects of an artist’s business by employing a unique style of conducting a Q&A with himself. Speaking from his own hard-won experiences, his hope is to help educate others and help artists to avoid some of the many financial pitfalls that they face and get a better handle on music business and finances.
“Your Financial Advisor Is Duff McKagan” will take place in Room 12 of the Austin Convention Center at 2pm, and is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum badges, and SXSW showcasing artists with artist wristbands.
Duff McKagan’s Loaded The Taking will be released on April 19 on Armoury Records.
BAND TOURING NORTH AMERICA ALL YEAR
The unusual band name refers to an apparently particularly love-hungry lady named MOLLY HATCHET, who lived in the 17th century and had her lovers decapitated after enjoying their favours. In 1978, the band signed their first recording deal and sold almost a million copies of their self-titled debut release. MOLLY HATCHET went on tour with Aerosmith and Bob Seeger that same year, and their second album release Flirtin’ With Disaster (1979) followed twelve months later. Their third album Beatin’ The Odds (1981) was a commercial success, selling over two million copies and entering the Billboard charts at no. 25. The group’s unmistakable trade mark is the warrior who appears on their album sleeves and was designed by the American fantasy artist, Frank Frazetta.
Their fourth offering, Take No Prisoners (1981), made it directly into the Billboard charts. Two years later, MOLLY HATCHET presented their exceptional No Guts … No Glory (including the anthem ‘Fall Of The Peacemakers’). Their 1984 The Deed Is Done was the first release to meet with mixed reactions. While some attested the album with HATCHET’S typical blues rock and boogie feel, others criticized its all-too-polished sound. However, MOLLY HATCHET managed to reunite their fan base again with their live release Double Trouble Live (1985), recorded in Dallas and Jacksonville.
Their eighth album, Lightning Strikes Twice, saw the light of day four years later, followed by an almost seven year sabbatical, which came to an end with Devil’s Canyon in 1996. “After all those years, it was still a great feeling to pick up a guitar, connect it to an amp and start playing”, Ingram rejoiced at the successful comeback. “Devil’s Canyon put us back on the rock music map.” Two years and countless gigs later, MOLLY HATCHET presented their eleventh album Silent Reign of Heroes, followed by an 18-month world tour and the dynamic Kingdom Of XII. “Silent Reign of Heroes was not really a sinister album, but it did deal with the dark side of the band. Kingdom Of XII was pure fun. It’s an album for beer drinkers, for people who enjoy hoisting the rebel flag again,” Ingram compares the two studio recordings. A few weeks after the release, MOLLY HATCHET were back on stage in Germany to complete the recordings for their live release, Locked And Loaded in 2003. Their 2005 album, Warriors Of The Rainbow Bridge, was released in memory of Bobby Ingram’s late wife Stephanie, and today, five years later, Justice presents MOLLY HATCHET as a band which fills the spirit of the Southern community with life. Now Greatest Hits II marks the 35th anniversary of this legendary rock band the south has risen again!
01. Son Of The South 04:44
02. Heart Of The USA 04:00
03. Fall Of The Peacemakers 06:55
04. Safe In My Skin 04:33
05. Rainbow Bridge 06:18
06. Mississipi Moon Dog 03:47
07. Devil`s Canyon 06:18
08. American Pride 04:02
09. Tatanka 05:01
10. Down From The Mountain 04:38
11. Edge Of Sundown 07:10
12. Dreams I´ll Never See 07:25
13. The Journey 07:20
01. Bounty Hunter (live) 03:31
02. Gator County (live) 07:08
03. Whiskey Man (live) 03:45
04. Beatin`The Odds (live) 03:35
05. The Creeper (live) 04:55
06. Flirtin`With Disaster (live) 06:22
07. Sacred Ground (07:07) – Previously unreleased
SPV – Molly Hatchet back-catalog:
1996 Devil`s Canyon
1998 Silent Reign Of Heroes
2000 Kingdom Of XII
2003 Locked And Loaded (double live CD)
2003 25th Anniversary – Best of Re-Recorded
2005 Warriors Of The Rainbow Bridge
2005 Live In Hamburg (DVD+CD)
2011 Greatest Hits II
Phil McCormack – vocals
Bobby Ingram – guitars
Dave Hlubek – guitars
Tim Lindsey – bass
John Galvin – keyboards
Shawn Beamer – drums
3/9 – DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA BIKE WEEK @ DOGHOUSE
3/10 – REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA @ BRIXTON REDONDO
3/11 – AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA @ THE CANYON
3/12 – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA @ RAMONA MAIN STAGE
3/13 – SAN LUIS OBISTO, CALIFORNIA @ SLO BREWING COMPANY
3/15 – EXETER, CALIFORNIA @ ORANGE BLOSSOM JUNCTION
3/25 – GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA @ BLIND TIGER
3/26 – JIM THORPE, PENNSYLVANIA @ PENN’S PEAK
3/27 – CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA @ SPRING FEST 2011
4/30 – ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA @ SUNSHINE BIKE RUN AND SOMER CONCERT
5/27 – MONTEAGLE, TENNESSEE @ BIKER FEST 2011
5/28 – EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA @ 2 RIVERS SPRING BIKE RALLY
5/30 – ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI @ SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK RIB AMERICA FESTIVAL
6/4 – MEARS, MICHIGAN @ VAL DU LAKES
7/15 – DETROIT, MICHIGAN @ WOUNDED WARRIORS BIKE RALLY
7/16 – OGEMAW, MICHIGAN @ BIKE WEEK FESTIVAL
7/23 – BIRKENFELD, OREGON @ NORTHWEST’S PREMIERE BIKER RALLY
7/30 – ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI @ WOUNDED WARRIORS BIKE RALLY
9/16 – NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS @ OTT RALLY COUNTY EXPO FAIRGROUNDS
9/17 – PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA @ RIB AMERICA FESTIVAL
12/1 – ROCK LEGENDS CRUSIE 2011
12/2 – ROCK LEGENDS CRUSIE 2011
12/3 – ROCK LEGENDS CRUSIE 2011
12/4 – ROCK LEGENDS CRUSIE 2011
12/5 – ROCK LEGENDS CRUSIE 2011
Thank You, Tora Tora, Thank You!!! I have been waiting a long time for the follow-up effort to Tora Tora’s sophomore effort, Wild America from 1992. I had no idea it would take nearly two decades to have a copy of Tora Tora’s Revolution Day in my hands! Tora Tora has finally made their third CD, Revolution Day available for purchase through FNA Records.
You can call it the introduction of grunge to the music scene, or label restructuring, but what ever reason fits, Revolution Day never received a proper release after it was recorded back in 1994. It is a crying shame, as music this good should not have been under wraps for so long.
Revolution Day sees that excellent Tora Tora sound well in tact, but it also shows signs of growth in the band’s sound. The guitar work of Keith Douglas really shines on this CD. There are moments on this CD where his playing brings Jimmy Page to mind. The additions of horns into the music, really punches the songs up. Anthony Corder’s unique vocals have never sounded better.
From the opening Led Zeppelin like intro of the title track, “Revolution Day”, you almost know right out of the gate that you are about to hear something special, and it only gets better. “Revolution Day” should have been a blazing hot tune on the radio back in ’94, and a few smart DJ’s out there will likely play this now!
“Mississippi Voodoo Child” is so incredibly catchy, it will have you singing along after the first listen.
Some of my other favorites on Revolution Day include the tracks “Blues Come Home To You”, and “Little Texas”. There truly isn’t a bad song in the bunch, and this CD gets better with every listen.
If you have one of those shoddy bootleg copies of Revolution Day that has been circulating across the net for years, you really owe it to yourself to hear the songs of Revolution Day recorded in all of their glory. This is way the CD was meant to be heard!
If you were a fan of Surprise Attack, or Wild America, you are going to love this. I highly recommend picking this up. Kudos to FNA Records for releasing one of the best hard rock records of 2011!
You can purchase Tora Tora’s Revolution Day through FNA Records at this link!
01. Revolution Day
02. Mississippi Voodoo Child
03. Candle And The Stone
04. Blues Come Home To You
05. Time And The Tide
06. Shelter From The Rain
07. Living A World Away
08. Rescue Me
09. Little Texas
10. Memphis Soul
11. Me And You
12. Out Of The Storm
Tora Tora is:
Anthony Corder – Vocals
Keith Douglas – Guitar
Patrick Francis – Bass
John Patterson – Drums
FIRST SINGLE “LOVE WILL SET YOU FREE” HEATS UP AT RADIO;
TRACK/VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW
Whitesnake’s brand new album FOREVERMORE, due out via Frontiers Records on March 25th in Europe and March 29th in North America, is set for release in four different configurations. FOREVERMORE will be available as:
- a single CD
- a CD+DVD combo: the DVD features the “Love Will Set You Free” video, the making of “Love Will Set You Free” video, as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary on the recording of FOREVERMORE; the CD includes three bonus tracks: “Love Will Set You Free” (alt mix), “My Evil Ways” (alt mix with drum solo) and “Forevermore” (acoustic version)
- a 2LP gatefold sleeve
- a special edition box set which includes the CD, DVD, 2LP, as well as a cover litho, a poster and a logo sticker.
The digital album is available for pre-order now via Whitesnake.com and includes an instant track download of “Love Will Set You Free.” Pre-order of the album is also available at all digital stores now, with Amazon digital stores offering “My Evil Ways” (alt Mix with Drum Solo) as a bonus track; while the iTunes LP edition features the “Love Will Set You Free” (alt mix) and “Forevermore” (acoustic version) as bonus tracks.
FOREVERMORE will be will be specially released on a “Snake Pack” edition in the United Kingdom 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 first single from FOREVERMORE, “Love Will Set You Free,” has been heating up at radio with serious spins at stations such as Planet Rock, Star FM, ARFM and Total Rock in the UK, Rock ‘n Roll Radio (Italy), Radio Die Neue 107,7 (Germany), Radio 88,6 Vienna (Austria), Radio DRS3 (Switzerland), RNE/Radio 3 (Spain) and more.
David Coverdale will be on the cover of April editions of several magazines in Europe and Japan and This Is Rock (Spain) has already hit the newsstands.
The corresponding video, which can be seen here on VEVO, has received upwards of 230,000 views in its first two weeks. Directed by Devin DeHaven/Fortress Entertainment (Papa Roach, Method Man, Extreme), the video was shot in Lake Tahoe, NV. “Love Will Set You Free” is now available for purchase at all digital service providers – click here to purchase the single on and click here to purchase the video on iTunes.
In other Whitesnake news, more US and European tour dates have been announced including headlining the M3 Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Saturday, May 14th, an appearance at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK on Friday, May 27th, and an appearance at the Kazlicesme Festival in Istanbul, Turkey on July 11, together with Bon Jovi and Judas Priest. Please see below for the itinerary with more tour dates to be announced shortly.
FOREVERMORE finds founder/singer/songwriter David Coverdale and company returning to their no-holds-barred, bluesiest, sexiest rock n’ roll roots. This will be Whitesnake’s 11th album and the first release via Frontiers Records. FOREVERMORE was recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre). Whitesnake is David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitars), Reb Beach (guitars), Michael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums).
Formed in 1977, and steered by the legendary David Coverdale, Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock n’ roll bands. Coverdale’s blues roots, combined with a feral sense of rockin’ and rollin’, have consistently shaped the ‘Snake’s sound along with Coverdale’s love and appreciation of impeccable musicianship. Whitesnake’s ascent to the very top of the rock n’ roll heap was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album, which saw two massive Top 10 hits, two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” and a virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the world.
Whitesnake on tour:
12 May 2011 Hartfort, CT, USA @ Webster Theatre
14 May 2011 Columbia, MD, USA @ M3 Festival – Merriweather
20 May 2011 Biloxi, MS, USA @ Hard Rock Biloxi
22 May 2011 Richardson, TX, USA @ Wildflower Arts and Music
27 May 2011 Pryor, OK, USA @ Rocklahoma
02 June 2011 Moscow, Russia @ Megasport Arena
04 June 2011 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Icearena
06 June 2011 Helsinki, Finland @ Icehall
08 June 2011 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
10 June 2011 Solvesborg, Sweden @ Rock Festival
13 June 2011 Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
14 June 2011 Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
16 June 2011 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic
17 June 2011 Manchester, UK @ Apollo
19 June 2011 Bournemouth, UK @ BIC
20 June 2011 London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
22 June 2011 Milano, Italy @ Gods of Metal
23 June 2011 Basel – St. Jakob, Switzerland @ Sonisphere Festival
25 June 2011 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
27 June 2011 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
28 June 2011 Prague, Czech Rep. @ Saska Arena
29 June 2011 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
01 July 2011 Belgrade, Serbia @ Arena
03 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania @ Romexpo
05 July 2011 Athens, Greece @ Water Park Faliro
06 July 2011 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Kautatzogleio Stadium
08 July 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Akademik Stadium
10 July 2011 Istanbul, Turkey @ Kazlicesme Festival Site
13 July 2011 Budapest, Hungaru # Millenaris Theater
15 July 2011 Singen, Germany @ Hohentwiel Festival
16 July 2011 Kerkrade, Netherlands @ Rodahal
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