Status Quo, one of the most long-lasting UK rock bands of all time, have sold 118 million records worldwide since their first single, “Pictures Of Matchstick Men,” in 1968. Since then, they’ve enjoyed 63 more British hit singles, 22 of which have reached the Top 10. Eagle Rock Entertainment will release their latest CD Quid Pro Quo on July 12. The release is the band’s 30th album, and the first since Eagle Records released 2007’s In Search Of The Fourth Chord in the U.S. [MSRP $13.98]
Recorded in the spring of 2010, Quid Pro Quo ROCKS, plain and simple, with a primal unadorned directness and honest love for pure unadulterated rock’n’roll. Mike Paxman is again behind the board, producing with Bob Young and Francis Rossi. Led by original members Rossi and Rick Parfitt, the lineup also includes keyboard player Andrew Bown (35 years in the band), bassist John Edwards (25 years) and drummer Matt Latley (11 years).
Quid Pro Quo, in its hard-charging 15 tracks, is proof positive that their vitality, verve, action-packed aesthetic and musical prowess have yet to diminish. First and foremost, it’s obvious from one listen that a wild sense of pure freedom and abandon inform these tracks as their tightness, their stop-on-a-dime virility and their commitment come to the fore.
Refusing to rest on past laurels, Status Quo is still rocking stages across Europe. The long-running band is showing no signs of slowing down!
Quid Pro Quo Track Listing:
1) Two Way Traffic
3) Dust To Gold
4) Let’s Rock
5) Can’t See For Looking
6) Better Than That
7) Movin’ On
8) Leave A Little Light On
9) Any Way You Like It
10) Frozen Hero
11) Reality Cheque
12) The Winner
13) It’s All About You
14) My Old Ways
15) In The Army Now (2010)
Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Hamburg, & Paris.
Alice Cooper has reunited with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Kiss, Pink Floyd) to record the sequel to their classic 1975 concept debut album Welcome To My Nightmare, which will be released in three formats for Halloween.
As well as the individual record and collectable ‘fan pack’ edition, which will contain fake blood, face paints, an Alice Cooper mask and a bespoke magazine, part two – Welcome 2 My Nightmare – will be released on an iPad in a groundbreaking venture between Future Publishing and Universal Music Group International.
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POP EVIL are streaming their new record “War Of Angels” in its entirety as an AOL Music Listening Party feature today.
Their new long awaited album “War Of Angels” is out TODAY. The record has debuted at #1 on the iTunes rock chart with no signs of slowing down. Click HERE to preview.
The band recently released behind the scenes footage from their “Monster You Made” video which was shot earlier this month.
WATCH IT HERE.
The video for their brand new track “Monster You Made” was shot in Chicago with critically acclaimed director Robby Starbuck. “We are very excited to release “Monster You Made” as the follow up single to ‘Last Man Standing.’ This song depicts what ‘War of Angels’ is all about! Nothing puts a bigger smile on our face then getting the chance to say July 5th marks ‘War of Angels’ release day!” says front man Leigh Kakaty.
LISTEN TO MONSTER YOU MADE HERE.
The band even went as far as to tear up their old record contract on stage during their performance at Rock On The Range festival last month before announcing their new home. Watch the video of front man Leigh Kakaty doing so HERE.
SPIN.com hailed it one of the “10 Best Moments of Rock on the Range.”
The band has enjoyed early success with their hit single “Last Man Standing” which peaked at #5 on the active rock charts. That single can be heard HERE. War Of Angles is the follow up to Lipstick on the Mirror which was released in 2008.
POP EVIL is Leigh Kakaty (lead vocals) Dylan Allison (drums) Davey Grahs (guitar) Tony Greve (guitar) and Matt DiRito (bass).
Mick Tucker – guitar
Cliff Evans – guitar
Chris Dale – bass
Mark Cross – drums
Omaha, Nebraska may be better known for its wild weather than its rock and roll bands, but Emphatic may change that soon.
I usually hear new music before I see a band live, but in the case of Emphatic, I saw their live show, and was so impressed that I purchased a pre-release copy of their debut CD, Damage after their show.
The song writing style of Emphatic kind of has a hair metal flair in my opinion. You can relate to the songs, and they are instantly catchy. I have listened to Damage several times, and I couldn’t find one bad tune on the CD.
The opening song “Do I” kind of has a Disturbed like vibe to it, but with a more upbeat approach. It is a great tune, and one that will have you singing along in no time.
“Get Paid” is absolutely infectious. This song may not find its way to radio due to the language, and that is a real shame. It is one of the best tunes on Damage.
Changes are you have seen the video or listened to the song “Bounce”. If not, you can check it out in the video below. With “Bounce” Emphatic has their first anthem. This song is a real crowd pleaser live, and it gaining momentum on the radio.
“Pride” has the potential to be a monster hit for Emphatic. This ought to be the second single from the CD in my opinion.
Damage is easily the best modern rock CD I have heard in 2011. Damage will be released on July 12th, 2011. Don’t miss out on this excellent CD!
For more information on Emphatic, please visit the band’s Reverbnation page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Do I
2. Get Paid
3. Put Down the Drink
5. Place To Fall
9. Original Sin
10.Don’t Forget About Me
Patrick Wilson – Vocals
Justin McCain – Lead Guitar
Alan Larson – Bass
Lance Dowdle – Guitar
Jeff Fenn – Programing/Keys
SUPAGROUP has been making some of the most acclaimed and important rock records of the last decade. Their new album, “Hail! Hail!” (out 7/19/11) could prove to be their best one yet. Early reviews call Hail! Hail! “The perfect Rock record”, compare it to “Are You Experienced?, Back In Black, and Appetite For Destruction”, and say it’s “For fans of AC/DC, as usual”. They’ve toured everywhere and played with everyone. And with their new webseries Amped!, they’ve given visuals to some of the best (now fictionalized) stories they’ve seen, heard, and lived.
Check out Supagroup’s Amped! Episode 2 below!