The Answer will soon be released a new CD/DVD package called 412 Days of Rock ‘N’ Roll. It will be released in the UK on May 30th, and will follow in Europe within a week or so of that, dates will vary slightly from country to country. The dvd will have – a 70 minute film of life on the road during the AC/DC tour and beyond – A 55 min live set which was shot in America, Spain and Belfast – And all the bands previous promo videos and a new video for “Rock N Roll Outlaw”, which was edited together from on the road footage. The cd has live reordings from the tour and two new recordings, “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”, which is a Rose Tattoo cover, and a new song called “Fooled Me”. Angry Anderson had this to say about the cover of “Rock N’ Roll Outlaw”:
“Its sacred ground for us, but hearing The Answer play it brought a lump to my throat… not only a killer version but they make it their own… well done lads, you do us proud”.
Check out the promo video for 412 Days of Rock ‘N’ Roll below!
Swedish Glammetallers SISTER premiere second single and new video clip featuring clips of each track off “Hated” on Revolver Magazine’s site!
Be sure to head over to Revolver Magazine as the site premieres the second single, Bullshit and Backstabbing, off Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band SISTER’s upcoming album HATED (out June 3/6 in Europe). The magazine is also premiering the latest teaser video for SISTER that features clips of all tracks off the upcoming release to give metalheads worldwide a taste of what’s to come on the band’s Metal Blade debut. Check out the new single Bullshit and Backstabbing and the video clip HERE.
The band comments on the new single Bullshit and Backstabbing: “Pretty much all of our songs takes form in the rehearsal and Bullshit and Backstabbing was no exception. It’s a song with an ‘up yours’ mentality and fits us as a band perfectly. It’s a fast track compared to the title track and we knew right from the start that this was goin’ to be one of the band’s favorite songs on the album. When we took it into the studio it really turned out exactly the way we wanted it to and working together with Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Calle Fäldt (Deranged) was really the best way we could have done for this album. Recording the guitars and bass in the studio in Staffanstorp in the southern part of Sweden and vocals in Sweet’s studio in Stockholm gave us the possibility to focus on the right things while recording; a lot of stress because of a really tight schedule, but with a result that turned out really fucking great!”
Fans still have the chance to preorder HATED at a special low price only available before street date. Go HERE for info.
I don’t get anywhere near enough time to read in 2011, but when I do, I love to read rock biographies. They often provide an interesting, behind the scenes look of the careers of the bands I have followed for decades.
RATT drummer, Bobby Blotzer needs no introduction to the readers of this site. He has been one of my favorite drummers for as long as I have been listening to RATT. I first saw him play back in 1986 with RATT, and have never forgotten that show. I could not resist picking up his new book.
His book, Tales of a RATT: Things You Shouldn’t Know is a pretty good read. Some of the stories in this book are laugh out loud funny. Literally no one is safe in this book. Want the behind the scenes dirt on RATT? It is in there. Want to read some good stories that include Don Dokken, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Blackie Lawless, Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Matthias Jabs, Steven Tyler and more? It is in there too!
“Blotz” doesn’t hold back any punches, and gives a interesting, and sometimes not so nice look on many of the musicians we have all loved. In his defense, he doesn’t exactly paint himself as an angel either. I am glad he took the time to tell the stories that no one in else in RATT has.
My only real issue with this book is that the stories tend to bounce around, and the editing job could have been a lot better. I have found some infrequent misspellings amongst other errors. The average editing job really wasn’t enough of a distraction to keep me from enjoying this book.
If you are a fan of RATT, and have read and enjoyed the biographies, The Dirt, or Slash, you will likely enjoy Tales of a RATT. (If you like to download your books, this book is now available on the Kindle!) Check it out!!
Rating: Out of 10
I stumbled upon this Jacksonville, Florida based band Gasoline 67 by accident last night, and thought their songs were pretty cool. Check out their video clips, “Life’s A Bitch”, and “High Heels and Lipstick”. If you like what you hear, you can download their Time To Rock EP off of iTunes at this link.