Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, Toys in the Attic, Rock, Draw the Line & More Career Defining Masterpieces From America’s All-Time Top-Selling Rock Band Finally Available Digitally
The classic Columbia Records catalog recordings (1973-1987) of Aerosmith, America’s all-time top-selling rock and roll band, will be available for the first time digitally on the iTunes Store beginning Tuesday, September 6. Pre-orders for the full albums begin today on iTunes.
An essential canon of music from one of the world’s greatest and most enduring rock bands, Aerosmith’s recordings for Columbia Records in the 1970s and 1980s defined an epic career trajectory and the cultural epoch that surrounded it. Over the years, Aerosmith’s patented blend of knowing pop-craft and roiling libidinous has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, with more than 66 million of those in the US alone.
The classic Aerosmith catalog will be available to purchase and download on iTunes and other digital retailers as full albums or individual tracks.
Preorder Anthrax “Worship Music” at Bestbuy.com HERE and gain entry into a free exclusive Anthrax show; then go to http://www.freesecretshow.com and enter your Best Buy 12 digit order number to get your free ticket. The show will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square NYC on Monday September, 12 at 8 PM. Bring your ticket, bestbuy.com receipt, and photo ID the night of September 12 to get into the show.
Puddle of Mudd is preparing to get back on the front lines of Rock N Roll, joining the Rock Allegiance Tour in support of their upcoming new album, Re:(Disc)overed coming out on August 30th. To celebrate the tour and the album, the band is teaming up with Hard Rock Hideout to give 2 grand prize winners an acoustic Gibson Epiphone guitar signed by the entire band. The band is also giving away prize packs and signed albums to runner up winners.
Puddle of Mudd will join Buckcherry, Papa Roach, P.O.D and more for the Rock Allegiance Tour which kicks off in Grand Prairie, TX on August 24th. For information on tour dates and purchasing tickets, be sure to check out www.rockallegiance.com/dates. Enter now for your chance to win a signed guitar and other prizing, and visit PuddleofMudd.com for more info on Puddle of Mudd and their upcoming album in stores August 30th.
This contest is ends on 9/14/11 so Act Now!!!
Check out the new EPK for Sebastian Bach’s up and coming CD, Kicking and Screaming below.
Kicking And Screaming will be out via Frontiers Records on September, 23rd in Europe, and September 27th in the U.S.A.
KITTIE have released a teaser for their upcoming video for “We Are The Lamb,” the second video from their upcoming brand new full length.
WATCH THE WE ARE THE LAMB TEASER HERE
The band recently debuted a brand new music video for the first single, “Empires (Part 2)”.
KITTIE will release a brand new record entitled “I’ve Failed You” on August 30th, 2011 via eOne Music. For this effort, the band enlisted the talents of Siegfried “Siggy” Meier at Beach Road Studios in Goderich Ontario who took on producing rolls. You can preview / pre-order on iTunes HERE
1. I’ve Failed You
2. We Are The Lamb
3. Whisper of Death
4. What Have I Done
5. Empires (Part 1)
6. Empires (Part 2)
7. Come Undone
8. Already Dead
9. Never Come Home
11. Time Never Heals
The band recently hit the road on a headlining run spanning the entire US including the notorious “Gathering Of Juggalos” festival. DIRGE WITHIN and DIAMOND PLATE will offer support.
KITTIE is: Morgan Lander (guitar), Mercedes Lander (drums), Tara McLeod (guitar) and Ivy Vujic (bass).
Being a teenage boy during the late eighties in Suburbia, USA, brought with it many dreams and visions. One of the strongest dreams I ever had was becoming a rock star. I was going to grow up to become the lead singer for one of the most successful heavy metal bands that the world had ever known.
As part of my world dominance, I would emulate some of my idols that were leading the way with the 80s glam bands of the day. One of the idols that I most wanted to be like was Jani Lane, lead singer of Warrant.
I can still remember the first time that I heard “Down Boys” on the radio. From the moment I heard Jani singing that song, I knew I had to own the record. However, as a teenager in my house, money was always tight. And growing up with frugal parents did not bode well for a kid with endless wants. My allowance was some ridiculous pittance of a dollar or two per week, which was quickly splurged on comic books and candy. In order to save for a copy of Dirty, Rotten, Stinking, Filthy, Rich, a lot of discipline needed to be involved — discipline and patience.
I was not blessed with strength in either category. However, the more I heard “Down Boys” on the radio and on Dial MTV, the more I knew that I had to own that record. With a burning desire in my head, I bit the bullet and actually saved money. I did side jobs for my step-father, I hung onto my allowance, foregoing the latest issue of The Amazing Spider-Man in the process. I did whatever it took to save up the required $8.00 (plus tax).
When the day finally came that I had enough money to purchase my copy of DRFSR, I begged for a ride to the mall. Miracle of miracles, my mother agreed to take me without too much of an argument. When the car pulled into the parking lot, I was practically sprinting to Sam Goody. Once I got to the store entrance, I saw the album right there on the wall display of new releases. My entire face lit up. I was going to own my very own copy of DRFSR.
After purchasing the album, I bounced around the mall with glee. In the car ride home, I consumed the linear notes. I couldn’t wait to pop this cassette into the old boom box and blast the tunes. Warrant, here I come! My hope was that this band would be as good as Cinderella, or Poison, two other bands from the 80s heyday that I loved with a passion.
Upon returning home, I raced to my room, closed the door, and flipped on the tape deck. The Warrant tape was popped into the machine, the door closed, and the play button pressed. Immediately, the opening notes of “32 Pennies” filled the room and I was mesmerized. This brand new band from Hollywood immediately captivated me.
Consuming track after track of this dynamic ten song debut left me feeling ecstatic. Warrant was a band with staying power. DRFSR was immediately added to my favorite albums list and received constant play in the music rotation. The videos that the band released only further cemented my love for them. From “Big Talk” to “Heaven,” I was a Warrant fan of immense proportions.
At the center of it all was Jani Lane. He was young, good looking, and a hell of a singer. I thought that if I could be half as talented as he was, I would rule the world with my band. As the years went by, Warrant released more great music, I purchased it right away, and I continued to imitate a lot of Jani’s style as I auditioned for bands and wrote song lyrics.
Years later, post college, my dreams would fade as the realities of a working life set in. I never did get to take over the world, but I still remained a Warrant fan and a Jani Lane fan. I had the opportunity to see the band in concert twice with Jani at the helm, and I am so glad that I did. Not only was he a great and talented singer, but he could really lead the band during a live show. Warrant was placed on the same pedestal reserved for Poison and Cinderella, the upper echelon of glam rock.
The tail end of Jani Lane’s life was a sad one. It was hard for me to watch as one of my boyhood idols battled addiction, became overweight and out of shape, and proclaimed how much he detested one of the biggest hit songs of his career. When he went as far as stating that he wished he never wrote the song, I was appalled. How could someone be so resentful of a song that brought him so much fame and brought his fans so much joy? I felt for Jani Lane at that point.
The recent news of his death really shocked me. I was holding out hope that there would be one last hurrah, one last reunion with Warrant that went perfect. Don’t get me wrong, I think Robert Mason has done an amazing job during his time as Warrant’s lead singer, but we always yearn for the original, don’t we? With the passing of Jani Lane, we know that reunion will never happen. It’s a shame that he left this world so young and so early, but I know that the memories will live on forever. I will always have Dirty, Rotten, Filthy, Stinking, Rich and I will always have the memory of the first time I heard Jani Lane singing “Down Boys.” May he rest in peace — his body is gone, but his spirit is never forgotten.
Due to safety concerns based on the possible effects of Hurricane Irene, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has rescheduled the Sunday, August 28 show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA to Tuesday, August 30. The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned that hurricane-level storms may occur in the area on Sunday.
All tickets for the previously scheduled performance date will be honored at the rescheduled date on Tuesday, August 30. For those unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available at point of purchase.
“Safety first…We don’t want any of our fans to get hurt,” says M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “We decided to move the show from Sunday to Tuesday so all of you crazy fucks can make it and stay safe.” Check out a video clip of M. Shadows here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-iqtGpcEqM&hd=1.
“We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rock at UPROAR,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. “After the Category 3 storm blows through New England on Sunday, UPROAR promises to bring a Category 5 rock storm on Tuesday.”
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will rock Camden, NJ this Friday, August 26 and Scranton, PA on Saturday, August 27.
For band performance times and other details about the Boston area Rockstar EnergyDrink UPROAR Festival, please visit: http://rockstaruproar.com/city/boston/.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival features multi-platinum headliner Avenged Sevenfold, along with main stage artists Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. The North American touring music and lifestyle festival also includes Best Buy Music Gear Stage headliners Sevendust, as well as Black Tide, Art Of Dying and Hell Or Highwater.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
Date Tour Market Venue
Fri 8/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 8/27 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Sun 8/28 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Wed 8/31 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Thur 9/1 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 9/3 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Sun 9/4 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Mon 9/5 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri 9/9 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Centre
Sat 9/10 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sun 9/11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Tue 9/13 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau ***
Wed 9/14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ***
Fri 9/16 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat 9/17 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 9/18 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Pavilion
Tue 9/20 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Wed 9/21 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 9/23 Omaha, NE WestFair Amphitheater **
Sat 9/24 Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheater
Sun 9/25 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed 9/28 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome *
Thur 9/29 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place *
Sat 10/1 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
Sun 10/2 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
Tue 10/4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Wed 10/5 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater
Fri 10/7 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
Sat 10/8 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sun 10/9 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Thur 10/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Fri 10/14 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
* Sevendust will not be performing at these shows
** Seether will not be performing at this show
***Protest The Hero will headline the second stage; Sevendust will not be performing
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Best Buy Music Gear, Ernie Ball, Zoom, Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amps, Zippo, KICKER Performance Audio, Castiv, Guitar Player Magazine, Jägermeister Canada, Vertical-Xtreme, Air Force Reserve, Army Reserves, The Marines, BOSS, Sullen, Fearless Music, NoCover.com and No Cover Event Guide, and others.
Shy have been a mainstay in the melodic rock scene right back to the mid 1980s. But one fundamental difference separates Shy and the rest, they have stood the test of time and come shining through time and time again.
Crowned by the success of Def Leppard, Bon Jovi and Europe, the 80s were the golden era of AOR and for a while every record company craved its own poodle-haired, tight-trousered offspring. Shy made albums for two different major labels and for a while seemed in with a genuine shot at glory, but like all the above ended up biting the dust. Before adopting the name of Shy, their roots lay in the altogether heavier, twin-guitar metal of Trojan. However, even in 1982 they sensed the decade’s wind of change and set out to leave pub-metal behind. They received an offer to make an album for Hull-based independent Ebony Records on the day after a helium-voiced ball of energy called Tony Mills was sacked by his own ex-band. Their debut album Once Bitten… Twice Shy was described by Kerrang! as perhaps the greatest English pomp rock album of all time”.
Already having gigged with UFO, Magnum, Twisted Sister and Pallas, the band then added high profile supports with Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf and Gary Moore.
Before undertaking their all-important third album, 1987’s Excess All Areas, RCA relocated Shy to Los Angeles to soak up the Californian hard rock radio vibe. Such was the quality of Excess All Areas that just like FM’s Tough It Out and Native Sons by Strangeways, its inability to make stars of its creators now seems almost unfeasible. “In any genre, there will only ever be a couple of winners,” reflects Steve Harris. “But it’s surprising how many people talk of that album in hushed tones and don’t actually own a copy – or only bought the reissue.” In the following years a lot of changes occurred and Shy went through many changes.
A settled line-up completed by keyboard player Joe Basketts and drummer Bob Richards more recently played one of the sets of the day at the second Firefest show in Nottingham alongside the likes of House Of Lords, Danger Danger and Harem Scarem. The event’s packed attendance confirmed that AOR still has a fiercely devoted niche following in Britain, though strangely Shy claim to still be discovered by new followers.
Frontman Tony Mills has left the band for Norwegians TNT, and Lee Small (Phenomena / Surveillance) has taken the mike stand. Shy have lost none of their appeal and this new CD is a burst of fresh air, they sound at their very best and this self titled release is a crowning achievement that will set the standard for all others.
1-Land of a Thousand Lies
2- So Many Tears
3- Ran out of Time
5- Blood on the Line
7- Only for the Night
8- Live for me
9- Over You
12- Union Of souls
Lee Small – Vocals
Steve Harris – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Roy Davis – Bass
Joe Basketts – Keyboards
Bob Richards – Drums
Produced By Shy and Andy Faulkner
Mixed by Simon Hanhart (Bryan Adams, Marillion, Saxon, Asia, Elton John, David Bowie, Fate)
Mastered by Tim Debney at Fluid Mastering
1983 Once Bitten…Twice… / 1985 Brave the Storm / 1987 Excess All Areas / 1989 Misspent Youth / 1994 Welcome to the Madhouse / 1999 Regeneration / 1999 Let the Hammer Fall / 1999 Live in Europe / 2001 Breakaway (EP) / 2002 Unfinished Business / 2005 Sunset and Vine / 2006 Reflections: The Anthology 1983-2005/ October 2011 Shy