The time has come: In September EDGUY, one of Germany‘s biggest internationally acclaimed guitar driven bands in recent music history will set out on the road again in support of their forthcoming album “Age Of The Joker“ (worldwide release in August 2011). What is going to be EDGUY‘s 9th studio effort will also mark the band‘s first ‘real‘ album in almost three years; three years in which the band has toured Europe, Asia, Australia, North-, Central- and South America. And it‘s been the activities in those years that had a determining influence on forthcoming tour plans:
After last year‘s chart-breaking collaboration between EDGUY vocalist Tobias Sammet and Klaus Meine of the SCORPIONS in “AVANTASIA“ and EDGUY‘s successful arena tour as the SCORPIONS´ Special Guest, now it‘s time for another ‘family internal‘ constellation to kick ass: “KOTTAK“ (the band fronted by legendary SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) will be supporting EDGUY during the European leg of the tour.
The full set from Jane’s Addiction’s special performance at last night’s Google I/O After Hours party has been made available online by YouTube; you can view the concert in HD here http://youtu.be/qHZGdfZ-mZo?hd=1. The 42-minute set consisted of classic Jane’s tracks, as well as “End To The Lies” from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘The Great Escape Artist‘, which is due out this August through Capitol Records.
For The Great Escape Artist, Jane’s Addiction is working with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Sitek, who is best known for his production work on TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. When Jane’s Addiction hits the road this summer, they will have Chris Chaney handling bass duties.Jane’s Addiction on the web:
Steven Tyler made a rare stop to appear with old friend and fellow rock icon Nikki Sixx on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for an intimate conversation broadcast last night. Tyler gave Sixx his first in depth radio interview — connecting on a personal level about their common goal of finding and breaking new artists, Tyler through his role as a judge on American Idol and Sixx as host of the radio show syndicated to over 70 alternative and mainstream rock stations by Premiere Networks. In a deep and personal interview, Tyler sat down with Sixx to talk about his new autobiography, “Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?,” becoming a judge on American Idol, his new single (his first US solo single ever) “(It) Feels So Good” and to catch up on lives well lived. Both icons of rock can boast a literal return from the dead to now being on top of the world.
“We got to really talk about how important it is to give young artists a shot,” said Sixx, who leads by example. “The audience is dying for new rock stars and Steven and I are using our new positions in the media to introduce the future of the music industry,” he continued. Hear their conversation on www.sixxsense.com.
Unlike the years that Aerosmith and Motley Crue spent together on tour, recording albums in the same studio and coming up through the clubs, talent is now discovered differently and these two heroes of rock are committed to finding the artists with quality of content.
Sixx Sense just celebrated a year on the air and is complemented by The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx, which airs on the weekends. The daily program, Sixx Sense airs at 7pm local time Monday-Friday. Both radio shows as well as American Idol offer a platform to discover and deliver new music on the modern launching pads of mainstream television and radio. Sixx Sense can also be heard on its own SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel airing 24/7 on XM 161, Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx (sixxsense.com) and on the Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx channel on Clear Channel Radio’s digital platform iheartradio.
Each night on Sixx Sense, international rock icon, founder/bassist/songwriter of the world-renowned band Motley Crue and chart-topping band Sixx:A.M., New York Times best-selling author, clothing designer, philanthropist and photographer Nikki Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives friend, rockers and other personalities a comfortable setting to talk openly about anything and everything with the audience listening in. Sixx is also incredibly active on his social networks, engaging with fans thru twitter, Facebook and his website. (For more information, please visit www.sixxsense.com. Fans can also follow Sixx on Twitter (http://twitter.com/NikkiSixx) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikki-Sixx/96943760335). The show’s become the place to hear it first for guests from all walks of life, including rock royalty, the first man on the moon, authors, actors and everyone in between. Dave Grohl, Jared Leto, Lemmy Kilmister, Perez Hilton, Rob Halford, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Four Agreements author Don Miguel Ruiz, Dog The Bounty Hunter and others.
Sixx Sense has become the go to destination for special musical announcements including the launch of OZZFest, on site broadcasts (Rock on the Range), album premieres and specials — Slash recorded a special track by track breakdown with Sixx. Sixx Sense is a must stop for announcements of all kinds.
Check out the new Soulmotor (featuring Tesla’s Brian Wheat) video, “Down in Mexico” below. Like what you hear? You can download the song for free at this link.
This video is a raw and emotional tribute to Avenged Sevenfold’s late drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan and celebrates the long-time friendship the band members have shared since forming A7X in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1999. The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has directed videos for such artists as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, and Def Leppard, among many others. The heartfelt quality of the video is in keeping with the emotional resonance of the song, a very personal goodbye to Sullivan that appears on the band’s album Nightmare.