BLIZZARD OF OZZ AND DIARY OF A MADMAN RESTORED AND REMASTERED SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 31ST
In celebration of the forthcoming reissues of Ozzy’s landmark albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, fans will be able to download a new 8-pack of songs for the Rock Band platform on May, 31st. The tracklist includes “Mr. Crowley,” “Steal Away (The Night),” “I Don’t Know,” “Flying High Again,” “Over the Mountain,” “Diary of a Madman,” “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (pack only), and “Bark at the Moon” (pack only).
The restored and remastered editions of Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman will also be in stores everywhere on May 31st, along with a special 30th anniversary deluxe collector’s box set which includes, both albums on CD and vinyl, a 100 page coffee table book, the “30 Years After the Blizzard” documentary DVD, a full sized detailed replica of Ozzy’s iconic cross, and more.
Ozzy Amazon pre-order links: http://myplay.me/64m
I have been anxious to hear new Warrant music, with Robert Mason on vocals ever since I first saw them play live with Mason singing back in 2009.
When the band debuted a couple of their new songs at the M3 Rock Festival in 2010, I knew we were going to have another cool Warrant album on our hands before long.
With no surprise, Rockaholic has exceeded my expectations by far.
There are several great tunes on Rockaholic, and way too many to talk about individually. The songs that are amongst my favorites are “Sex Ain’t Love”, “Dusty’s Revenge”, Life’s A Song”,”Show Must Go On” and “The Last Straw”.
This is easily Warrant’s strongest album since Dog Eat Dog, and surpasses the previous effort Born Again with Jamie St. James by a mile!
Robert Mason is a fantastic vocalist, and some may argue, “Yeah, but he ain’t Jani Lane”, but quite honestly, I think he is a better hard rock singer overall. That isn’t a dig against Jani, I like him a lot too. I believe Robert Mason has the voice that is going to keep Warrant around for many more years. Rockaholic is great beginning to the Robert Mason era of Warrant, and is a CD you should be checking out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Sex Ain’t Love 3:57
2. Innocence Gone 3:40
3. Snake 3:44
4. Dusty’s Revenge 4:26
5. Home 3:27
6. What Love Can Do 4:19
7. Life’s A Song 4:09
8. Show Must Go On 2:48
9. Cocaine Freight Train 2:57
10. Found Forever 4:14
11. Candy Man 4:04
12. Sunshine 3:53
13. Tears In The City 3:34
14. The Last Straw 4:12
Robert Mason – Vocals
Joey Allen – Guitars
Eric Turner – Guitars
Jerry Dixon – Bass
Steven Sweet – Drums
Adelitas Way and MTV2 have premiered the official video for, “Sick,” the first single off the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Home School Valedictorian. It might be too easy to say the band gives a “sick” performance, but when you mix hard rock guitar riffs with a powerful vocal delivery and combine that with a set filled with burning objects in the middle of a long tunnel, you get that extra punch in this video. “Sick” is available now on iTunes.
For more information on Adelitas Way, make sure to check on the band’s official website, www.adelitaswayrock.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Look for Home School Valedictorian in stores and online everything June 7th. In the meantime, fans can preview the entire album through the official YouTube Album Sampler.
When Faster Pussycat released their 2006 CD, The Power and the Glory Hole, I was less than impressed by the band’s move to their industrial twinged sleaze. Judging from the sounds on Priscilla’s latest effort, Eight Lives Gone, Faster Pussycat could have learned a thing or two from Priscilla. They simply do it better.
Singer Brad Slitt has composed an album full of sleazy good rockers, that are a lot of fun to listen to.
One of my favorites is the hard rockin’ title track, “Eight Lives Gone”. I can only imagine the electricity the band brings to the stage with this tune.
I can imagine the lighters swaying back and forth on the hair ballad “Fade Away”. While this song is good, the drum track kind of takes away what could have been one of the finer moments on this CD.
Powered by kick ass tunes like “High Tonight”, “High Fashion” and “Six Six Sex”, Eight Lives Gone offers up a guttural attack on the senses that I won’t soon forget.
The production qualities of Eight Lives Gone could have been a lot better, but this is still a pretty good CD overall. Ohio may not be a hot bed for sleaze rock, but Priscilla certainly gives me hope for a rekindled music scene that is long overdue for some new excitement. Check out Eight Lives Gone for some sleazy good rock!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Satanic Panic / Lord of The Flies
02. High Tonight
03. Eight Lives Gone
04. Generation Exploitation
05. High Fashion
07. Like a Tattoo
08. Six Six Sex
09. Twilight Alley
10. Hiroshima Shake
11. Fade Away
12. Kill Kult Kids
13. Zinc Alloy
DEBUT ALBUM “POINT OF ORIGIN” AVAILABLE NOW ON METALVILLE RECORDS
DOWNSPIRIT, the German/Swiss blues/metal-oriented band formed by SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont, have confirmed additional European tour dates with Sinner and Voodoo Circle. Dates are listed below:
DOWNSPIRIT – Point Of Origin – European Tour – 2011
10.06.11 – GER Schleswig – Valhalla Festival
17.06.11 – GER Sindelfingen – Midsummer Festival
24.06.11 – GER Speyer – Halle 101
25.06.11 – GER Weiher – Live Music Hall
15.07.11 – GER Osnabrück – Hyde Park (+ Axel Rudi Pell)
19.08.11 – CH Safenwil AG – Schrottplatz
21.09.11 – GER Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
22.09.11 – GER Recklinghausen – Vest Arena (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
23.09.11 – GER Geiselwind – Autohof Strohofer (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
24.09.11 – GER Andernach – JuZ (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
25.09.11 – BEL AS – GC DRIESCHAAR (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
26.09.11 – GER Augsburg – Spectrum (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
28.09.11 – GER Bruchsal – Fabrik (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
29.09.11 – GER Stuttgart – Roehre (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
30.09.11 – GER Burglengenfeld – VA Zentrum (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
01.10.11 – AUT Woergl – Komma (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
02.10.11 – CH Pratteln – Galery (+ Sinner/Voodoo Circle)
19.11.11 – GER Donaueschingen – Delta Animal House
26.11.11 – CH Zürich – Dynamo (+ Freedom Call)
02.12.11 – CH Basel – Redrocks
03.12.11 – CH Herisau – Metalvetia Metalclub
17.12.11 – CH Winterthur – Albani
“Blending old blues roots with a modern, down tuned guitar-feel, DOWNSPIRIT‘s songs are a mixture of typical bluesy ’80s hard rock and a contemporary metal sound” according to a press release.
Steffen Lauth – Vocals
Cédric “Cede” Dupont – Lead Guitars
Axel “Aki” Reissmann – Rhythm Guitars
Dennis Wohlbold – Bass
Steffen Theurer – Drums
Metal Blade Records signs European deal with L.A. Hard Rockers DC4 feat. Jeff Duncan of Armored Saint and former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson!
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of the L.A. Hard Rockers DC4!
Forming as the 21st Century became a reality DC4 came to be when Jeff Duncan met Rowan Robertson, the band’s musical pedigree is virtually unrivaled by their peers. “Jeff and I met when a local promoter named Happenin’ Harry asked us both to be in his backing back for a few shows in the LA area and in Chicago,” relates Robertson. “When we got back to LA he just flat out asked if I wanted to join DC4 and we got along so well and played so great together that I just had to do it.”
Jeff recalls that “I wasn’t into the whole idea of auditioning guitarists, We would know the right one when he came long and that’s exactly what happened. He was looking for the sort of situation we had to offer and as it turned out, we were looking for him!”
Having spent time in such bands as the legendary Dio, metal heroes Armored Saint, the short lived Violet’s Demise and Odin, a band who had reached cult status by the end of the 1980′s without ever leaving Hollywood, DC4 is much more than just your average hard rock act.
The band members of DC4 comment on the signing to Metal Blade as follows:
“Its an honor to be on Metal Blade records! I feel that we made a very honest and powerful record and to have it released by a label that shares our love for hard music is a blessing!” Rowan Robertson
”I am thrilled and honored beyond belief! I have been in the Metal Blade family as a member of Armored Saint for most of my career so to have DC4 welcomed into the fold is about as good as it gets!” Jeff Duncan
Jeff Duncan – Lead vocals, guitars,
Rowan Robertson – Guitars
Matt Duncan – Bass
Shawn Duncan – Drums, percussion
DC4 will release their third longplayer ‘Electric Ministry’ in the summer via Metal Blade Records Europe. More news and updates on the album to follow soon!
Below are some of the shots we took of Jetboy’s performance at the M3 Rock Festival. Enjoy!!
For the second year in a row (and third M3 overall), Jetboy kicked off the M3 Music Festival in style. With a brand new lead singer in tow, there were several question marks about how their performance would go over. However, the question marks came from the fans and not the band. The band always knew how great their live
performance was going to be. Then Jetboy went onstage and proved it to the rest of the hard rock world.
Last year, Jetboy was one of the most underrated bands on the M3 bill. Their noon performance kicked off the 2010 M3 Festival in style and they had one of the best live performances. This year was no different. Despite the fact that Mickey Finn is no longer in the band, new lead vocalist, DK Revelle squashed any concerns that fans may have had about Jetboy with a new lead singer.
The band stormed the stage on Friday night with ferocious energy, ready to rock. The Kix-Off party found the Merriweather Post Pavilion pretty full by the 7:00 PM start time. While fans were still filtering in, most had found their seats (or spots on the lawn) when Jetboy took to the stage. And they came out with the force of a tsunami. Their high energy, hard rock filled performance was one to be remembered. DK Revelle’s impact was immediately felt.
DK’s vocal style is considerably different from Mickey Finn’s, but not in a negative manner. The gravelly, growly, singing style fits in perfectly with Jetboy’s sleaze rock sound. While fans may have been wondering where Finn was at the start of the first song, by the end of that song, their attention had changed. No longer were they focused on Mickey Finn. They were now asking the more appropriate question. Who is this DK Revelle? Simply stated, he was amazing.
The band behind him was typical Jetboy, but with a new found love for live performances. The addition of Revelle has helped the band gel in the live setting and finds the boys having more fun than they have in years. Sometimes a personnel change will do that. In the case of Jetboy, it has done it well.
Revelle filled in the lead vocalist role with ease. Coming off a tour of Europe, the band had time to bond and feel each other out on stage. While at times it was noticeable that DK is still finding his groove as the lead singer of Jetboy, their live performance receives a high passing grade.
While on the road, the band had time to write some new material. Two new songs were performed for the M3 crowd. The first, “Strip Down,” is a four beat, blues style, sleaze rock song that sounded amazing. If this song was available on a record, I would have bought it that night. This could be the best Jetboy song I’ve ever heard, and that includes “Feel The Shake.”
The second new song that the band graced us with was “Little Miss Sin Eater.” This song was equally as brilliant and performed in the similar fun, sleazy, Jetboy style. Hearing both of these songs live has me yearning for a new Jetboy album. Hopefully there were some record executives in the crowd that felt the same way.
The band closed their tight 30-minute set with their best known tune, “Feel The Shake.” DK was able to take the hit single and make it his own. It’s obvious that he was into the song as much as his band mates. “Feel The Shake” was performed with passion and the fans responded in kind, singing along as loud as they could.
At the end of their set, Jetboy received a well-deserved rousing ovation, and most of the fans had forgotten about the band’s past. They were more focused on the band’s future. And with the addition of new lead singer DK Revelle, some exceptional new songs, and a brand new attitude, the future for Jetboy is something the fans should be focused on.
VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED; SUMMER TOUR SUPPORTING JOURNEY AND FOREIGNER WITH DATES IN EUROPE AND US
Night Ranger’s brand new album SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA has just been confirmed for release on June 17th in Europe and June 21st in North America on Frontiers Records. The offering is the culmination of the band’s work to date and celebrates the 30th anniversary of Night Ranger. SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA finds Night Ranger returning to their classic sound with updated production. Frontman/bassist Jack Blades commented, “Night Ranger is back with a vengeance! We are so proud of our new album…classic NR in every sense…can’t wait to see all the fans on tour this summer. Rock n’ roll!”
The first single, “Growin’ Up In California,” will soon impact at radio. The sun-drenched new video has just been released and can be viewed below.
An EPK for the album can be viewed here.
Please see below for a complete track listing for SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA. Night Ranger will hit the road this summer on a massive tour in Europe and USA as special guests supporting Journey and Foreigner. Please see below for confirmed tour dates.
Night Ranger’s legendary hits “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band’s inception thirty years ago. Night Ranger’s contributions are featured in multiple entertainment realms, including the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages and the wildly successful videogame series “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero”. The band has also been recognized in such significant films and television shows as Boogie Nights and “American Dad” to name a few. To date, Night Ranger has sold 17 million units worldwide and boasts several platinum- and gold-certified albums. Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass & lead vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums & lead vocals), Brad Gillis (guitar & backing vocals), Joel Hoekstra (guitar & backing vocals) and Eric Levy (keyboards).
Night Ranger SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA track listing:
Growin’ Up In California
Lay It On Me
Bye Bye Baby (Not Tonight)
Follow Your Heart
Time Of Our Lives
No Time To Lose Ya
Live For Today
It’s Not Over
End Of The Day
Rock N’ Roll Tonite
Say It With Love
Coming of Age (featuring Ted Nugent) – Bonus track for AmazonMP3
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Bonus track for iTunes
Night Ranger on tour supporting Journey and Foreigner:
17 Hannover, GER Parkbuehne
18 Esslingen (Stuttgart), GER Richard-Hirschmann Eisstadion
19 Winterthur,SWI Eishalle Deutweg
21 Milan, ITL Fiera Arena
22 Augsburg (Nuremburg, GER) Schwabenhalle
23 London, UK o2 Academy Islington (headlining show)
25 St. Goarshausen, GER Loreley Freilchtbuhne
21 Salt Lake City, UT Rio Tinto Stadium
23 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
27 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
31 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
3 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
5 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium/Ohio State Fair
6 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
10 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
13 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
16 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
17 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
19 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
20 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion At Walnut Creek
21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
27 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
30 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
31 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
2 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
10 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
16 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Ampitheatre At Lakewood
17 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
18 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
24 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
25 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
28 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
1 Englewood, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
14 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
15 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
19 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
21 Seattle, WA KeyArena
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Hard Rock Hideout declares, May 16th, today and forever as Ronnie James Dio Day. One year ago today, Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with cancer, and left us to rock the heavens! From Rainbow, to Dio, to Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left us with so many great tunes, we won’t ever forget him!
Rest in Peace Ronnie! We Miss You!!
This week at Hard Rock Hideout we will have our full reviews of both nights of the M3 Rock Festival. We will also have our M3 photo galleries, and an exclusive podcast interview with Jetboy’s Fernie Rod. Check back each day this week for something new! I hope you all enjoyed the 2011 M3 Rock Festival. We are already looking forward to next year’s show!
If you missed the debut of Steven Tyler’s new video, “(It) Feels So Good” on American Idol last night, you can check it out below!
The M3 Rock Festival starts tonight! Jetboy, L.A. Guns, Warrant, and Kix lead off the Friday Night Kick off party tonight! Are you coming to M3? The Hard Rock Hideout crew will be at M3 both days to cover the event!
Tickets are still available through ticketfly.com.
Chrome Division, led by DIMMU BORGIR singer Shagrath, have unveiled a new video for the song “Bulldogs Unleashed”
“Bulldogs Unleashed” is on the new Chrome Division’s album, 3rd Round Knockout, which was released May 6th in Europe, and the 17th in North America via Nuclear Blast.
Should Bulldogs Unleashed SINK or SWIM? Decide with your vote below!
Hammerfall’s new video, “One More Time” has it all! Heavy Metal, Fire and Zombies! What’s not to like? ”One More Time” is on the new Hammerfall album, Infected which is due out June 7th from Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video clip, “One More Time” below!
Former Hanoi Rocks front man Michael Monroe is back with his sixth solo album, Sensory Overdrive.
On his latest CD, Michael has assembled an all-star band to help craft his new tunes. The lineup on this CD features Ginger from the Wildhearts on Guitar, Sammi Yaffa from Hanoi Rocks, Jetboy and the New York Dolls on bass, and Steve Conte from the New York Dolls on guitar. He also has a couple of cool guest stars with Lucinda Williams and Lemmy Kilmister adding some vocals too.
Sensory Overdrive is a little short in length. The eleven songs on Sensory Overdrive clock in just shy of 33 minutes. For most releases that would be a problem, but on this CD you get a bunch of short rockin’ tunes that never fail to entertain.
I don’t if Ginger’s song writing help inspire Michael Monroe on this album, but the songs on this CD are mostly upbeat, and overall, a lot of fun to listen to.
Chances are you have heard the first single “’78″ by now. (If not check it out in the video below). This song is an extremely catchy number that is going please the legion of Michael Monroe & Hanoi Rocks fans out there.
I don’t know what it is about “Got Blood?” that makes me think it would be a good T.V. Show theme song. It is a good tune, but it has that kind of vibe.
“Superpowered Superfly” sounds pretty ridiculous lyrically, but this song is pretty infectious.
“Modern Day Miracle” with its chorus, “Shut up, Stop Talking, Shut up, Stop Talking, You’re Giving Me A Headache” is such a fun tune. I would love to sing this song to some people I know. :)
“Gone Baby Gone” with Lucinda Williams has a country rock feel to it, in the vein of the Eagles. This song works well, and is one of the many highlights on Sensory Overdrive
You would think Michael Monroe’s punk edge rock would be a very good fit for Lemmy Kilmister’s voice, but the marriage of Michael Monroe’s voice with Lemmy’s on “Debauchery As a Fine Art” just doesn’t work for me. It isn’t a bad tune, it is actually pretty fun, but it is nowhere near as good as the rest of the material on Sensory Overdrive.
I have been blasting Sensory Overdrive in my car for nearly a month before writing this review, and it was all I could do to get myself to pull it out of my player. I have been enjoying this disc immensely! This CD will be one of the mainstays of my play list all summer long.
Sensory Overdrive is easily one of the best releases of 2011, and should be sought out by everyone.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Trick Of The Wrist
3. Got Blood?
4. Superpowered Superfly
5. Modern Day Miracle
6. Bombs Away
7. All You Need
8. Later Won’t Wait
9. Gone Baby Gone
10. Center Of Your Heart
11. Debauchery As A Fine Art
Michael Monroe – Vocals
Ginger – Guitars
Steve Conte – Guitars
Sami Yaffa – Bass
Karl Rockfist – Drums
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.
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.
TESLA is releasing a new album titled “TWISTED WIRES & the acoustic sessions…” this July of 2011. The self produced album of 12 songs features two new unreleased songs called “Second Street”, and “Better Off Without You”, as well as never before heard recordings of the last acoustic studio sessions with former original guitarist Tommy Skeoch from 2005.
The aptly titled album is not only called “TWISTED WIRES & the acoustic sessions…” for the way Tesla has always seemed to seamlessly blend acoustic and electric guitar sounds in their music, but is also descriptive of the bands continuous and tumultuous ride over the past 25 years, overcoming the ups and downs of rock and roll.
From the band that sparked the “unplugged” craze of the 90’s with “5 Man Acoustic Jam”, and the radical electric guitar riffs of “Modern Day Cowboy” featured on the latest Guitar Hero game, now comes “TWISTED WIRES & the acoustic sessions…” a creative mix of past and present, as well as a classic rendition of Climax Blues Band’s “I Love You” which so happens to be the first song TESLA recorded together after reuniting from a painful 5 year break up.
Take a spin of the new disc by TESLA and enjoy the celebration of 25 years with America’s gritty blue collar band of survivors who still rocks today, and will for another 25 years!
Crashdiet made their own bootleg recording of their performance in Milano, Italy. They made nine songs available as a free download on their website, at this link. You have to be a member (free) of their website to download the tunes. Check it out!!
Duff McKagan’s Loaded: Second CD Re-Released In Double-Disc CD/DVD Format
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CD Track Listing:
2) Sleaze Factory
5) The Slide
7) Mother’s Day
8) I See Through You
9) Forgive Me
10) No Shame
11) Blind Date Girl
12) Wasted Heart
13) No More
14) Roll Away
15) Wasted Heart (acoustic)
2) Queen Joanasophina
4) No More
5) Dark Days
7) Sleaze Factory
8) Executioner’s Song
9) 10 Years
11) I Wanna Be Your Dog