To be totally succinct about it, Paul Rodgers is simply one of the best rock frontmen in history. Period. No argument. End of discussion. His soulful blustery pipes have stood the test of time from Free, Bad Company and The Firm to Queen and beyond. Be it blues, rock’n’roll, ballads, R’n’B, or pop, there isn’t anything this man cannot sing.
Europe’s leading melodic rock & AOR label, Frontiers Records is celebrating TWO nominations in the ‘Best Album of the Year 2011’ category of this year’s prestigious Classic Rock Magazine Roll of Honor Awards.
Journey are one of the post popular American Rock bands of all time, and this year released their album, ‘Eclipse’ on Frontiers Records to critical acclaim. With 12 brand new studio tracks, produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden), co-produced by Neal Schon & Jonathan Cain and mixed by David Kalmusky, founding member & lead guitarist Neal Schon says, “I’m in love with this record, which I haven’t said about one of our albums for a long time, it’s a rock record & it sounds amazing”. Journey are: Neal Schon (lead guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, guitar), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) & Arnel Pineda (lead singer)
Since their formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. The group also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – but will they be adding a Classic Rock award to their arsenal of accolades?
Whitesnake, the legendary rock’n’roll legacy founded by renowned singer/songwriter David Coverdale this year released their 11th studio album, ‘Forevermore’ – via Frontiers Records.
David Coverdale describes the new album as “a perfect blend of all the good elements we enjoy in Whitesnake; hard rock, rhythm & blues, soul and strong melodies. I feel it embraces a consolidated musical history of the band that we have rarely achieved before, but without borrowing from the past. It’s a goon ‘un, one of our best. We are honoured, once again, to be nominated for this prestigious award”
Formed in 1977 Whitesnake carry a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Coverdale’s blues roots, combined with a passion for rock’ n’ roll, have shaped a sound that spawned a multi-platinum album in 1987, two top 10 hits & two number one singles. With over 100 Million records sold worldwide the bands ever-loyal legion of fans will be no doubt be voting for these perennial rock favorites!
Serafino Perugino, President and A&R Director of Frontiers Records is delighted by news of the nominations, “Whitesnake and Journey showed they can still come up with outstanding music that sounds fresh & exciting in this day & age. We are honoured & enthused that these two bands have been put forward for the Best Album of 2011 Award by Classic Rock magazine and we hope their fans will vote and support these nominations”
To check out the nominations for all categories and to cast your votes visit
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I’m With You, the new album from multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers is released August 29th, on Warner Bros. Records.
Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium, which debuted at No. 1 in 28 countries around the world, including the U.S. — their first Number One album on the Los Angeles quartet’s home turf. The album spawned three No. 1 Modern Rock hits: “Dani California” (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of three songs in the history of Billboard‘s Alternative Chart to debut at No. 1), “Tell Me Baby,” and “Snow (Hey Oh).”I’m With You has the distinction of being the first rock album specially mastered to optimize digital sound quality for iTunes Store customers. The album was produced by Rick Rubin — who produced the band’s previous five albums, Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995), and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) — and mastered for iTunes using high-resolution sourced audio to provide fans with an incredibly rich listening experience.
Earlier this month, I’m With You‘s first single — “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” — claimed the top spot on Billboard‘s Alternative chart, enabling the Los Angeles quartet to surpass their own record for the artist with the most Number One singles in Modern Rock radio chart history with 12. The track is also No. 1 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts for the third consecutive week.
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”
The band head to South America in September for several shows, including a headlining stint at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on the 24th. In October, the band set off on a European tour. Please visit www.redhotchilipeppers.com for all tour dates.
Chickenfoot, featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani, frontman Sammy Hagar, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and world renowned drummer Chad Smith, have confirmed multiple UK release dates and formats for their highly anticipated second album Chickenfoot III, the follow-up to 2009’s award-winning eponymous debut album.
The album will initially be released in the UK as an exclusive Limited Edition Fan Pack, and will coincide with the international album release date of Tuesday September 27th. Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), the album will come in specially designed 3D packaging.
The Fan Pack includes two exclusive bonus tracks - Down The Drain (Live in Phoenix) and Oh Yeah! (Live in Phoenix) – and a 132-page magazine dedicated to the band. 100% Chickenfoot-approved, the fan pack magazine contains exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, talking about the new album and their respective careers.
The Fan Pack details the making of the band’s new video, how they created the 3D album cover, an overview of their solo careers and the story behind each song on the new album. The magazine is also packed with rare photos of the band, an exclusive muso section, a Guitar Pick Pack, 3D glasses, and a 3D CD digital book pack with postcards.
On Monday October 24th, Chickenfoot III will be released in the UK on CD, Deluxe Edition CD & DVD, and 12″ vinyl. The Deluxe Edition CD & DVD will include a Chickenfoot III EPK, Big Foot promotional video, Turning Left (live in Phoenix) and the Sexy Little Thing promotional video.
Today, Chickenfoot posted the official promotional video for the Big Foot single on YouTube. Details of the band’s September 27th worldwide web simulcast concert, will be announced shortly.
Check out the new video for “Big Foot” below!