When legendary classic rockers Bad Company performed at the historic British venue Wembley Arena in London on a beautiful April 2010 spring night, high-definition cameras captured the whole evening in all its glory. On June 28, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live At Wembley simultaneously on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD, through its Eagle Vision and Eagle Recordsimprints [Pre-book Order Date June 3, MSRP $13.98 for CD, $14.98 for DVD, and $19.98 for Blu-ray].
DVD and Blu-Ray Track Listing
1) Can’t Get Enough
2) Honey Child
3) Run With The Pack
4) Burnin’ Sky
5) Young Blood
7) Gone, Gone, Gone
8) Electric Land
9) Simple Man
10) Feel Like Makin’ Love
11) Shooting Star
12) Rock And Roll Fantasy
13) Movin’ On
14) Ready For Love
15) Bad Company
16) Deal With The Preacher
CD Track Listing:
1) Can’t Get Enough
2) Honey Child
3) Run With The Pack
4) Young Blood
6) Gone, Gone, Gone
7) Electric Land
8) Simple Man
9) Feel Like Makin’ Love
10) Shooting Star
11) Rock And Roll Fantasy
12) Movin’ On
13) Ready For Love
14) Bad Company
15) Deal With The Preacher
German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR will enter the studio in early July to begin recording their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2012 release via Frontiers Records. The band states, “The songwriting session was a blast and we’ve never recorded a better pre-production.” PRIMAL FEAR recently asked fans to submit suggestions for the new CD title and has received more than 500 responses.
The band will take a break from the recording sessions for its new album to play at Germany’s Wacken Open Air and Geiselwind festivals in early August. Also in the works are three shows in Poland in early September.
PRIMAL FEAR recently extended its deal with Frontiers Records for two more albums after releasing the last two CDs through the label — 2007′s “New Religion” and 2009′s “16.6 (Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead!)”. The band says, “Never change a winning team!”
PRIMAL FEAR last year released a live DVD, “16.6 – All Over The World” (recorded in various locations between September and November 2009), and a live CD, aptly titled “Live In The USA“. Frontiers Records issued the two products separately and as a limited-edition combo on June 22, 2010 in the USA. The DVD is filled with an abundance of extra materials, such as an entire bootleg section with funny moments on the road, bootleg footage from various festival appearances and other concerts, all of PRIMAL FEAR’s most recent promotional videos, plus the making-of footage for “16.6″ and a brand new interview section about the past, present and future of PRIMAL FEAR.
Hot Topic Signing With Live Performance at 8:00PM in Support of Newest Release,
Set The World On Fire
WHO: Los Angeles’ newest face of rock n’ roll, 2011’s Best New Band at Revolver’s Golden Gods and Kerrang’s Best International Newcomer award recipient, the BLACK VEIL BRIDES. The band exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with their chart-topping debut, We Stitch These Wounds, which came in at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart. The band is also the #1 selling artist for the Hot Topic retail chain.
WHAT: A massive signing and performance in support of the band’s major label debut, Set The World On Fire, released on June 14th via Lava Records/Universal Republic Records.
WHERE: Hot Topic – Hollywood and Highland
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
WHEN: Saturday, June 18th
5:00PM – Signing
8:00PM – Courtyard Performance
This month Tom Keifer from 80s superstars Cinderella talks about the band’s upcoming tour dates and his huge relief now that the vocal problems which have plagued him for nearly 20 years are behind him. As it’s Donington time Keifer also reminisces on their two appearances there in 1987 and 2010.
Zodiac Mindwarp checks in from his home in Louisiana to talk about longtime collaborator Cobalt Stargazer, why his new drummer wears gold shorts, opening for Alice Cooper and getting away with it all these years.
Praying Mantis go right back to the start of the NWOBHM movement and are thankfully still treadiing the boards and creating new music today. Guitarist and founder member Chris Troy talks about their new EP, their history, their long-standing relationship with Iron Maiden especially former members of both bands, Dennis Stratton and Clive Burr.
The Australian Pink Floyd have taken the idea of tribute acts onto another level. They’ve played at David Gilmour’s birthday party, Nick Mason claims they’re probably better than the real thing and they’re now playing almost the same size arenas as Floyd did just a few years ago. Keyboard player Jason Sawford talks about how they went from pubs in Melbourne to Hampton Court Palace in London.
There’s music from all the above plus tracks from Motorhead and Duff McKagan’s Loaded.
As previously reported, URA-KIA is the new project featuring Hydrogyn guitarists Jeff Westlake and Jeff Boggs and is set to release on August 9th via Jamsync Music. URA-KIA will be distributed via MVD.
Fri 7/8 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Sat 7/9 Freeport, IL Logans
Mon 7/11 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
Tue 7/12 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Thu 7/14 South Bend, IN Club Fever
Sat 7/16 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
Tue 7/19 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
Wed 7/20 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
Thu 7/21 Nashville, TN The Cannery
Fri 7/22 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
Sat 7/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of a worldwide recording deal with TYKETTO for the release of a brand new album in the spring of 2012 ! The forthcoming album will be the band’s first release since the reunion and follows 1995 album “Shine”.
ONLY USA SHOW!
Tyketto :”Home for the holidays party”
Wed November 23…Thanksgiving Eve!
When Black Country Communion released their debut album last fall, they sent many rock critics into a frenzy, and much praise was received for their first effort. I was not as enamored with BCC’s debut as my peers, but I thought to myself, “Man, if these guys stick together, they could release something really special”. I just didn’t expect it to happen THIS fast.
Black Country Communion’s new CD “2″, is far better than the debut. Everything has improved on “2″. The song writing, the music, and the vocals are absolutely fantastic. Black Country Communion quickly prove they are here to rock. The album begins with the face-melting anthem, “The Outsider”. The hard-driving riffs of Joe Bonamassa paired with the amazing rhythm section of Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham is absolutely superb. Glenn Hughes vocals are at the same high level as his days with Deep Purple. To think he sing like this at age “59″ is simply amazing. Hard rock music just doesn’t get BETTER than this.
“Man in the Middle” is another riff heavy rocker that does a good job at keeping the pace of the album going. It is a catchy rocker that grows on you with multiple listens. (Check out “Man in the Middle” in the video below.)
To my ears, the best song on 2 might just be “The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall”. This acoustic number not only shows off the fret work of Bonamassa, but features his vocals as well. The first time I heard this song, it brought Led Zeppelin to mind. I don’t know if Bonamassa is influenced by Jimmy Page or not, but there is definitely a Zeppelinesque feel to this amazing song.
Was Paul Rodgers a stand in on “Ordinary Son” ? This song has a Bad Company like feel to it, although it somewhat heavier than most of Bad Company’s music. Bonamassa and Hughes both share the vocal duties on this impressive tune. I can only imagine that song is an intoxicating experience live.
“Smokestack Woman” is a rockin’ number that should have been released as the first single. This is better tune overall than “Man in the Middle”, and has tons of radio potential.
I am a sucker for good bluesy rock, and Joe Bonamassa’s playing on “Little Secret” is pure blues brilliance. Bonamassa truly shines on this song.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with “2″, and feel it is a much better album than the debut. Black Country Communion shows to the world what the title “supergroup” is supposed to mean. The band has put together an amazing effort with their sophomore release, and is one of the best rock records of 2011. I highly recommend picking up “2″. You won’t be disappointed!
“2″ was released in UK via Mascot Records today, and will be released on Tuesday in the US by J&R Adventures. Don’t miss this!!
Rating: Out of 10
1. The Outsider
2. Man In The Middle
3. The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
4. Save Me
5. Smokestack Woman
7. An Ordinary Son
8. I Can See Your Spirit
9. Little Secret
Black Country Communion is:
Glenn Hughes – Vocals & Bass
Jason Bonham – Drums
Joe Bonamassa – Guitar & Vocals
Derek Sherinian – Keyboards
THREE DAYS GRACE, SEETHER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE,
ESCAPE THE FATE, SEVENDUST,
BLACK TIDE, ART OF DYING AND THE BLACK CLOUD COLLECTIVE
The initial tour dates have been announced for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival featuring multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, also featuring main stage artists Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. The touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners Sevendust, as well as Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launches August 26 in Camden, NJ and will criss-cross North America before wrapping October 15 (see below for current tour dates). Additional tour dates will be announced on June 29. The all day festival will run from 2pm-11pm in most cities and tickets are affordably priced between $20 and $69.99. Tickets for several of the shows go on sale June 17 (see below for full list of on-sale dates). Early bird pre-sale ticket packages will be available. Go to www.RockstarUproar.com and www.LiveNation.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese, John Oakes and CAA in conjunction with Live Nation and will entertain fans with a full afternoon and evening of great rock bands. The festival will also include a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
Main stage artist Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace notes, “In the slightest chance that the Mayan calendar is right, and the world is ending in 2012, then this could technically be the last big rock tour in the history of human existence.”
A portion of the proceeds of each Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival ticket sold will benefit Child Find of America and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation. More information on Child Find of America and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation can be found at www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.
The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows. Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Date Tour Market Venue Tickets On Sale
Friday, 8/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 6/24
Saturday, 8/27 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion 6/17
Sunday, 8/28 Boston, MA Comcast Center 6/30
Wednesday, 8/31 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live 6/24
Saturday, 9/3 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 6/24
Sunday, 9/4 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 6/17
Monday, 9/5 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 6/24
Saturday, 9/10 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 6/24
Sunday, 9/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre 6/30
Wednesday, 9/14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 6/24
Friday, 9/16 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion 6/24
Saturday, 9/17 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 6/18
Wednesday, 9/21 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center 6/24
Friday, 9/23 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheater on sale now
Saturday, 9/24 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater 6/18
Sunday, 10/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 6/25
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Best Buy Music Gear, Ernie Ball, Guitar Player
Magazine, Schechter Guitars, Jägermeister Canada, KICKER Performance Audio, Zippo,
Vertical-Xtreme, Air Force Reserve, KRANK Amps, Army Reserves, Fearless Music, NoCover.com and No Cover Event Guide, and others.
Check out our Photo Gallery from the Great White performance at the M3 Rock Festival on May 14th, 2011. Click on the pictures below to view the larger image.
It has been well noted long before M3 was booked that Great White has been using a variety of singers filling in for Jack Russell. The band has used Jani Lane, Paul Shortino & more recently Terry Ilous from XYZ.
Quite honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from Great White. Their performance could have been a complete train wreck without Jack Russell.
In my opinion, Great White was a pleasant surprise at M3. Not only did Terry Ilous do a good job singing those Great White tunes, but he was fun to watch. Ilous didn’t seem like a substitute singer at all. He was having a great time singing those classic Great White tunes. He seemed to have a very good chemistry with the band.
Great White performed all of the hits you would expect including: “Lady Red Light”, “Save Your Love”, “Mista Bone”, “Rock Me” and “One Bitten Twice Shy”.
While we wish Jack Russell a speedy recovery, it is good to know that Great White is in good hands with Mr. Ilous. Check them out live if you get the chance!
You can view our Great White Photo Gallery at this link.
Glen Bridger was born in Albany, MO and grew up in the Kansas City area. He started playing guitar at the age of 13 after hearing the band Van Halen, whose influence is immediately recognizable in Glen’s playing today. He was awarded a scholarship to play baseball in college, but by his senior year he decided that he would rather play music than baseball and left college to pursue his music career.
Glen developed his guitar playing skills by studying magazines like “Guitar World” and “Guitar For The Practicing Musician” which helped him land the lead guitar spot in several of Kansas City’s top bands including Faze One, and London Drive before joining Head East as their lead guitarist as well as writing new material with them. Glen’s songs “Me and My Whiskey” and “One night” have already been added to the Head East set list.
“Bridger” is an exciting new band featuring some great musicians such as vocalist Terry Ilous, who has a naturally powerful voice that will just blow the speakers. This debut features straight ahead rockers that smack of Great White and Mr. Big as well as softer numbers such as “Live for the moment” and “I’m Free”. There is also the fantastic “Don’t Push Me” which is like a cross between Head East and Journey. After a slow intro this song then rips out with great guitar and keyboard interplay. Bridger also perform a very credible version of Dio’s Heaven and Hell.
Bridger is a fantastic album; it is so good to see that the US anthemic rock sound is still very much alive.
Gonna Get Better / How Long / Without a sound / On the Ledge / Free / Tuesday Afternoon / Live for the Moment / Don’t Push Me / Good to be Home / Once in a Lifetime / Heaven and Hell tribute to Ronni James Dio
Terry Ilous: (XYZ, Great White) Vocals
Glen Bridger: (Head East) Guitars
Greg Manahan: (Head East) Bass
Danzoid: Drums and Percussion
Sam McCaslin: (Michael Shenker, Carmine Appice) Keyboards
Jk Northrup: Guitars and Bass
Larry Hart: ( Montrose, King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup) Bass
Eddy Jones: (Head East) Drums and Percussion
Marcus Nand: Drum loop programming, Keys and Guitars
Mark Murtha: (London Drive) Keys,Electric and Steel guitar
Pat Fontaine: (XYZ) Additional lyrics
Produced by – JK Northup
There is nothing like some METAL to get your Monday morning started. I have much love for the new Vicious Rumors CD, Razorback Killers. Their new video “Murderball” will give you a taste of just how awesome the new CD is. Check it out below!
Supagroup have released a cool new video for their song “Sexy Summertime”. “Sexy Summertime” is from the new Supagroup album, Hail! Hail!.
Like what you hear? You can pick up Hail! Hail! at CDBaby at this link.
Black Tide have now revealed the album artwork to their upcoming sophomore release, Post Mortem. Fans can see the artwork by heading over the band’s official Facebook page. There, fans can also hear the new song “Walking Dead Man,” while checking out the new album cover. “Walking Dead Man” is available for purchase on iTunes now.
For more information on Black Tide including their upcoming tour dates on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Tour check out the band’s official site, www.blacktidemusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Look for Post Mortem in stores everywhere August 23rd!
The tragic death of Bon Scott, AC/DC’s flamboyant front-man in early 1980 sent shockwaves throughout the rock music community. At the time no one could imagine a 1979 Paris concert would be the last filmed live concert of the hallowed singer’s career but he left the stage that night with the rest of the band leaving it all out there as he had done so many times before for millions of fans. Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray and DVD, Warner Home Video (WHV) is getting set to celebrate one of the greatest performers and legendary rock bands of all-time by releasing AC/DC – Let There Be Rock on June 7, 2011 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release. This legendary concert film showcases the power and precision the group brought to the stage that night during the Australian hard rock band’s “Highway To Hell” tour. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock DVD will be available for $21.95 SRP and AC/DC: Let There Be Rock: Limited
Collector’s Edition will be available on DVD for $39.99 SRP and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $44.98 SRP.
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock is fully remastered and available on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time with all 13 song performances, including classics such as “Whole Lotta Rosie”, “High Voltage”, “Highway To Hell”, and the epic anthem “Let There Be Rock”. Lead guitarist Angus Young takes center stage in his trademark school-boy uniform and captures the audience with his energetic antics and frenetic solos. The film contains interview segments and humorous backstage footage of these hard rock pioneers, especially those last interviews with Scott. This DVD release will be a great opportunity for fans of all ages to relive one of the greatest performances by one of the most decorated rock bands in history.
Hard Rock Hideout has two copies of the the Let There Be Rock Collector’s Edition to giveaway to two lucky AC/DC fans.
Enter your name and email address in the box below to enter the drawing. We have extended this contest until the end of the day today (June 10th) so act now!!
Progressive titans Dream Theater have announced the title/release date of their new album.
The recent announcement that Mike Mangini would be joining Dream Theater, replacing departed drummer Mike Portnoy caused such fanfare that Mangini was a trending topic on Twitter, second only to England’s Royal Wedding. Now, the band is revealing more information about their upcoming album. The new album is titled A Dramatic Turn of Events. The much-anticipated platter, which marks Mangini’s recorded debut, will be released via Roadrunner Records on September 13th and will be supported by a massive world tour.
“I’m incredibly psyched with the way this album came out and can’t wait to share it with everybody,” guitarist John Petrucci, who also serves as the producer for A Dramatic Turn of Events, said. “We are currently in the mix stage with the great Andy Wallace and it’s all sounding amazing!”
“We have poured our hearts and minds into the creation of this album,” keyboardist Jordan Rudess offered. “All the life changing events that surrounded us before, as well as during the whole process, fueled our desire to dig deep within ourselves and create the best music we possibly could.”
Vocalist James LaBrie said, “In the grand scheme of Dream Theater’s career, the last several months have been such an incredibly positive, fulfilling and rewarding experience. The new songs and sound has never been so spirited or rejuvenating. I cannot wait for every one of our fans to sink their audio senses into this batch of tunes.”
The track listing for A Dramatic Turn of Events is as follows:
On the Backs of Angels
Build Me Up, Break Me Down
Lost Not Forgotten
This is the Life
The Shaman’s Trance
Far From Heaven
Breaking All Illusions
Beneath The Surface
About DREAM THEATER:
Progressive metal band Dream Theater formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a new drummer, and added Mike Mangini to its roster.
Dream Theater’s tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Roadrunner Records), was released on June 23, 2009. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #6 and Eurochart Hot 100 at #1, marking their highest entry on either chart. Black Clouds & Silver Linings – a highlight of their 25-year career – was praised by Mojo magazine’s Paul Elliott: “…their lofty ideals remain intact. By modern criteria, Black Clouds & Silver Linings is as highbrow as The Mars Volta, as grandiose as Muse and as heavy as Metallica.”
The legendary progressive metal masters have sold in excess of 10,000,000 records and DVDs worldwide.
The Answer has released a new video “Rock N Roll Outlaw”. This is a cover of the classic Rose Tattoo song. “Rock N Roll Outlaw” is on the soon to be released 412 Days of Rock N Roll DVD. Check it out!
Black Tide has released behind the scenes footage from their new video for their first single “Walking Dead Man,” off their upcoming sophomore album, Post Mortem. The video, directed by P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold, Prince), comes out next week. “Walking Dead Man” is now available on iTunes. Fans can watch the behind the scenes footage at the band’s official YouTube Channel.
Black Tide will join the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival starting August 26th through October 15th featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days, Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, and more. For more information on the tour including tour dates, visit the Festival’s official website at www.rockstarroar.com.
For more information on Black Tide and their upcoming release, check into their official website, www.blacktidemusic.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter page. Look for Post Mortem in stores everywhere August 23rd!
Check out the new video “Tired” from Badmouth’s 2nd album “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” due to get released in Sweden June 29th, Europe and US to be announced shortly. The album is produced by Chips Kiesbye (Sator, Hellacopters, Millencolin etc).
For more information on Badmouth, check them out on Facebook!
In 1990, Whitesnake embarked on a World Tour in support of their (then) latest album, Slip Of The Tongue. One of the stops made during that tour was in Donnington, Berkshire England as headliners of the Monsters Of Rock Festival. Their fateful headlining performance was recorded with the intention to release a live album the following year. Unfortunately for Whitesnake fans, the live album was shelved and never heard from again…until now. Whitesnake has released a double live album (and a companion DVD) of the entire Donnington concert and their fans should rejoice. This live set is amazing!
Back in 1990, Whitesnake was at the peak of their stardom. Three years earlier they had released their biggest album to date, the self-titled Whitesnake that went on to sell millions of copies. Their follow up, Slip Of The Tongue was just as grand, and featured new guitarists Steve Vai and Adrian Vandenberg (replacing the much beloved John Sykes), along with Rudy Sarzo on bass and Tommy Aldrige on drums. This was an entirely different lineup than the one that recorded the magnificent eponymous CD. Slip Of The Tongue would be the last Whitesnake album released in the US for 18 years. That is part of the reason that fans were anxious to see the Donnington CD get an official release. The other part of the reason is because the performance was one of the best the band has ever done.
Opening with “Slip Of The Tongue” and coming out onstage with rampant energy, Whitesnake proved immediately what headlining rockers should do at a festival. While it was expected that the band would play a few tracks to help promote their new album, the classics were plenty and arrived early as well. “Slow And Easy,” “Slide It In,” and “Cheap And Nasty” all showed up toward the beginning of the set, much to the delight of the fans.
Key moments throughout the live CD set include both Adrian Vandenberg’s guitar solo as well as Steve Vai’s. Both of these gentlemen are exceptional guitarists in their own right, and I often forget that they were in the same band for a brief time. Hearing the stunning work that they put into their respective solos was a real treat to the musical ear. If for no other reason (even thought there are plenty) these solos make this album worth owning.
A magnificent version of “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” complete with the audience serenading the band shows up in the encore just before the show stopping, “Still Of The Night.” This one-two combination is an exceptional way to close out a concert and had me yearning to see the band live again. I only wish that I could build a time machine and see this rendition of Whitesnake live on stage. However, since time travel has not become available without a flux capacitor, plutonium, and a boatload of money, we will just have to settle for the next best thing — Whitesnake Live At Donnington 1990. This 2-disc set is worth every penny that you spend on it.
Rating: Out of 10
Slip Of The Tongue
Slide It In
Slow An Easy
Kitten’s Got Claws
Adaigo For Strato
Flying Dutchman Boogie
Is This Love
Cheap And Nasty
Crying In The Rain
Fool For Your Loving
For The Love Of God
The Audience Is Listening
Here I Go Again
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Still Of The Night
Whitesnake (circa 1990)
David Coverdale – Vocals
Steve Vai – Guitar
Adrian Vandenberg – Guitar
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Tommy Aldridge – Drums
Black Country Communion have launched the official promo video for “Man In The Middle”. The song is taken from their forthcoming album “2″, released in the UK on Monday June 13th.
The video for “Man In The Middle” has just been posted on YouTube. View it here:
Black Country Communion is the Anglo/American rock band featuring Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass), Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals), Jason Bonham (drums) and Derek Sherinian (keyboards). The forthcoming album is currently #2 on both the Amazon UK and Play.com album pre-order charts.
BCC’s eponymous debut album, originally released September 2010, reached #13 in the official UK Album Chart, #1 on the UK Rock Album Chart, and #2 on the UK Independent Album Chart.
Black Country Communion will tour the UK in July 2011. Dates include Llandudno Cymru Arena (July 23), High Voltage Festival, London (July 24), Leeds o2 Academy (July 26), Newcastle o2 Academy (July 27), Glasgow o2 Academy (July 29), Manchester Academy (July 30). Ticket hotline: 0871 230 1101, www.seetickets.com and www.bccommunion.com.
Los Angeles-based rock band Abused Romance has kicked off their spring U.S. trek in support of their Freeway Records debut album Shine with fellow rockers Egypt Central. Shine, which was produced by Justin Gray (Joss Stone, INXS) and mixed by Randy Staub (Metallica, U2), is available for free download at www.abusedromance.com, and an expanded version of the album called Shine – Special Addition will be available via all digital retailers on June 13th, which will include 9 live tracks from their explosive show on April 3rd at the famed Viper Room in LA. The powerful quartet who can swing from ethereal to abrasive in the space of the same song recently shot a video for their new single “Overcome,” which has hit #41 at Active Rock. The group teamed with director Robby Starbuck (August Burns Red, The Sounds, Silverstein) for the concept video depicting frontman Meir battling an evil version of himself. Watch the clip for “Overcome” here:
Abused Romance, who is Meir Yaniv (vocals, guitar), Amit Ofir (guitar), Aetam Jakob (bass) and Roy Chen (drums), is known for delivering blistering live performances. Catch them on the road!
Abused Romance on Tour with Egypt Central and Candlelight Red:
6/9 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
6/11 Flint, MI Machine Shop
*6/16 McAllen, TX Mustang Lounge
6/17 Little Rock, AK Juanitas
6/18 Tupelo, MS Solarfest
6/20 Shreveport, LA The Riverside Warehouse
6/21 Ruston, LA 3 Docs Brewhouse
6/24 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
6/25 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
6/29 Saguet, IL Pop’s (small room)
7/3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest *w/ Seven Day Sonnet and Feel Never Real
Their time has come! The classic gems of modern day Iron Maiden are finally being collected on a late era only, 2-disc compilation. Donning their hits from 1990 – 2010, Iron Maiden has released a 2-disc set of powerful songs tilted From Fear To Eternity. The title is a nice word play off two of Iron Maiden’s better known hits from the early 90s. From Fear To Eternity is a great tribute to latter day Iron Maiden songs that seem too often to be ignored.
Obviously the fans love the classic material. If you’re seeking a collection of Maiden’s 80s hits, Somewhere Back In Time was released in 2008 and can be easily found. However, if you’ve been wondering what the band has been up to lately, but haven’t picked up any of their newer albums, this is the collection for you.
Not since 2005’s Essential Iron Maiden set have this many post modern Maiden tunes been available in one collection. Combining classics like “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter” with modern smashes like “These Colours Don’t Run” is excellent work. And while there are some key tracks that have been excluded (most notably “Futureal” from Virtual IX), the songs that are included pack quite the wallop.
Some of the key moments on this 2-disc collection of hits come from the past decade of Maiden greatness. “Coming Home,” “For The Greater Good Of God,” and “Paschendale” all show the brilliance that Maiden has recently crafted. If you haven’t given the newer music a chance, then this is a fantastic way to reintroduce yourself to the band. The last four Iron Maiden studio albums have all been brilliant and some of the best tracks from each of those discs are captured on From Fear To Eternity.
Another nice inclusion is the rare B-side “Man On The Edge” live with Bruce Dickinson singing lead vocals. I’m not sure what tour this was recorded during, but it was nice to hear Dickinson’s take on the song. However, the decision to not include any songs that Blaze Bayley sang on comes as quite a disappointment. His rendition of “Afraid To Shoot Strangers” is exceptional and it would have been nice to see a few songs with his vocals featured on this set. As it is though, the band opted to only include the Bruce Dickinson versions of all the tracks.
As happens with any greatest hits package, there are bound to be debates over the songs that were not included in the final cut. Both “Wildest Dreams” and “The Final Frontier” are surprising absences on From Fear To Eternity. Other missed opportunities include: “From Here To Eternity,” “The Angel And The Gambler,” and “Journeyman,” just to name a few.
Overall From Fear To Eternity is a great collection of repackaged material. It you own the entire Maiden catalog, feel free to skip over this set. If you’ve missed out on some of the latter material though, then this is the perfect album to catch you up.
U.S. fans can get free downloads of the songs, “The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg, and “The Wicker Man” at this link. Check it out!!
Rating: Out of 10
- The Wicker Man
- Holy Smoke
- El Dorado
- Different World
- Man On The Edge (Live)
- The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
- Blood Brothers
- Rain Maker
- Sign Of The Cross (Live)
- Brave New World
- Fear Of The Dark (Live)
- Be Quick Or Be Dead
- No More Lies
- Coming Home
- The Clansman (Live)
- For The Greater Good Of God
- These Colours Don’t Run
- Bring Your Daughter…To The Slaughter
- Afraid To Shoot Strangers
- Dance Of Death
- When The Wind Blows
Iron Maiden Is:
Bruce Dickinson – Vocals
Steve Harris – Bass
Janick Gers – Guitar
Dave Murray – Guitar
Adrian Smith – Guitar
Nicko McBrain – Drums
Check out our Photo Gallery below from Slaughter’s performance at the M3 Rock Festival on Saturday, May 14th, 2011.
Slaughter made their third annual appearance to the M3 Rock Festival in 2011. Ok, so they technically played at three m3 Rock Festivals. Two thirds of Slaughter was Vince Neil’s backing band in 2010.
I have to admit that when I saw Slaughter at the first M3, I was pretty disappointed. Every band has its bad day, and I was hoping they would be better in 2011. Honestly, they weren’t better. Mark Slaughter’s voice wasn’t at it’s best, and that made for what I considered a somewhat lopsided performance. On the flipside, Zoltan Chaney is an absolute beast on the drums, and he is a hell of a lot of fun to watch, as is Dana Strum who always has his hair flying, and making crazy faces while playing. The band played the songs you would expect including “Spend My Life”, “Burning Bridges”, “Take Me Away”, “Wild Life”, “Up All Night”,and “Fly To the Angels”. At one point in the show, Mark Slaughter made his way into the stands while singing, which was much to the joy of many fans.
Overall, Slaughter attempted to bring it at M3, but I thought they fell a little short. I was somewhat disappointed in their set, but it was one of the few low points at M3, so who am I to complain. For another perspective on Slaughter’s set, check out Ryo’s opinion here.
You can view our Photo Gallery from Slaughter’s set at this link.
Infinity is a monster project that was recorded back in 1986/87 featuring AOR star vocalist
Mitch Malloy and Red Dawn/Rainbow/Billy Joel keyboardist David Rosenthal. For one
of the many reasons seen in the music industry, the record was never released at the time,
but after 20+ years will finally see the light of day.
The 9 tracks that make up this lost classic are nothing short of blinding keyboard driven 80s
melodic hard rock, with vocals that need to be heard to be believed!
The rest of the line-up consists of various session guys, including one very young Reb Beach
What’s special about this release is the fact that the ninth track didn’t really exist until last
month. The song Liar was never completed back in 1986, but the song was recently
resurrected from the original tape it was recorded on, repaired enough to become a true
backing track, with Mitch Malloy adding a brand new lead vocal and drum track from his
studio in Nashville.
Mitch Malloy comments: “I nfinity was basically me and Dave and we used different guys to
play on the tracks. It was 1986-87. I was a kid. So was Dave. I was singing in clubs in Jersey
and making a name for myself and looking for a real band and he was looking for a singer.
R ainbow had just broken up and he was wanting to be in his own band. I was sick of playing
the clubs and looking to step up and it worked out. We had some fun and wrote some songs
and never got signed so we both moved on to different things. It’s exciting for us that this 22
year old music is finally going to be heard. We worked hard on it and were very proud of it.
And for how old I was and for the time I am still very proud of it. It’s really my first real
recording sessions ever. Dave and I had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun and we worked very
hard to make out music as good as we could possibly make it. And I think it shows.”
Infinity will finally see the light of day in October. All of the tracks are exclusive to this
release and have never been released before.
INFINITY IS: Mitch Malloy (Vocals), David Rosenthall (Keyboards), Reb Beach, Dave Gellis &
Mike McConville (Guitars), Donnie Kisselbech & Rob Jeffries (Bass), Mike Kaplan (Drums)
Papa Roach has released a new video for their song “No Matter What”. This is from the band’s 2010 CD, Time For Annihilation! Check it out!