IN HONOR OF FREDDIE MERCURY’S BIRTHDAY ON SEPTEMBER 5
QUEEN LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM TO STREAM
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
HISTORIC 1986 CONCERT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 48 HOURS ON YOUTUBE
STARTING 12:00AM EASTERN SEPTEMBER 5
September 5th would have been legendary frontman Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday. To mark the occasion, Queen will stream their historic 1986 concert Queen Live At Wembley Stadium for 48 hours on YouTube. The concert can be viewed at www.youtube/queenofficial starting at 12:00AM EST on September 5th. This is the first time in Queen has allowed an online stream of this watershed moment in the band’s career. The concert captures the group’s historic July 1986 two-night performance at London’s Wembley Stadium, where they gave an electrifying performance to 150,000 frenzied fans. The footage features stunning live renditions of many of Queen’s classic songs, including fan favorites such as “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
One year after their triumphant appearance at Live Aid, Queen (vocalist Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon) returned to Wembley for two consecutive sold-out concerts. Queen Live At Wembley Stadium documents the second night, July 12th, 1986. The footage highlights Queen’s dazzling performance, which blended older classics like “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “Tie Your Mother Down” with new audience favorites such as “Radio Ga Ga” and “Hammar To Fall.”
Queen Live At Wembley Stadium showcases the legendary rock band’s versatility, musical range and showmanship on their most successful tour. “The Wembley concerts were the pinnacle for us,” says May. “We were at our height band-wise, and Freddie had developed this phenomenal way of dealing with stadium audiences. Being back home in London playing two sell-out nights was such a big, big occasion for us. None us realized that this would be almost the last time we would play together.”
Queen Live At Wembley Stadium is one of the most spectacular rock concerts of all time. The YouTube stream of the concert includes:
- One Vision
- Tie Your Mother Down
- In the Lap of the Gods
- Seven Seas of Rhye
- A Kind of Magic
- Another One Bites the Dust
- Who Wants To Live Forever
- I Want to Break Free
- Brighton Rock
- Now I’m Here
- Love of My Life
- Is This the World We Created
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Hammer To Fall
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Radio Ga Ga
- We Will Rock You
- Friends Will Be Friends
- We Are the Champions
- God Save the Queen
Rude shock for Doro Pesch. Yesterday morning the rock singer took the plane from Düsseldorf to her second home New York. When she arrived at her domicile on Long Island, instead of her neat house on the beach DORO only came upon a heap of ruins – the results of hurricane ”Irene” which had been raging over New York on last weekend and had brought big floodings to the east coast of the US.
”The damage is disastrous”, DORO states mournfully. ”The whole ground-floor was flooded. It stinks, electricity failed and everything’s wrecked inside of the house. From the TV to the fridge to the furniture. Everything’s grime-stained, defective, unusable.”
DORO continues: ”The worst thing is that pieces of my stage costumes and lots of my souvenirs and presents from fans from all around the world are lost forever now.”
Actually the rock queen wanted to prepare for her two live shows in New York and Chicago on Long Island calmly, which she’ll play next week over the course of her jubilee DVD’s release ”DORO – 25 Years in Rock”.
DORO: ”The shows will take place of course. For now, I’ve found accommodation in an hotel in New York and will have to see where things will go from here. I saw the pictures of ”Irene” on TV when I visited my mother in Germany on the weekend. When a red rubber raft appeared canoeing through a road on Long Island, I’ve already assumed the worst.”
And the fears were even surpassed. In spring, Doro Pesch had sat by the pier in front of her house to make use of the idyllic atmosphere for writing songs for her new album that will be released in 2012.
The latest output of Czech heavy metal outfit SEVEN is in stores from today on! “Freedom Call” offers dynamic and honest full throttle metal with powerful riffs and sing-along qualities. The music press agrees:
“Each and every song is thrilling!” (Rock It! Magazine)
“Seven’s lively Melodic Metal is huge fun!” (EMP)
“An awesome metal record that can be seen as the perfect concentrated feed for every fan of bands like BRAINSTORM and RAGE!” (STORMBRINGER.AT)
“The album will find a lot of lovers for sure.” (Metal.de)
“A thrilling album!” (Powermetal.de)
At the same time, the band proudly presents the brand new video for the track ´Get It´, which contains live footage of SEVEN’s show at Masters of Rock festival this year.
Check out the clip below!
And God said: Let there be metal! And SEVEN rocked.
Seven are offering a free download of the track, ‘Get It’, which can be downloaded now at this location.
Convince yourselves and get your copy of the record today!
Black Country Communion, the rock and roll band featuring bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), have confirmed the Monday October 24th UK and European release of their first ever live DVD & Blu-ray; “Live Over Europe”.
Released by Mascot records, the double live DVD was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 Surround Sound during the band’s debut world tour in the summer of 2011. Recorded across three nights in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set includes tracks taken from both of BCC’s albums – 2010’s eponymous debut, and 2011’s follow-up album release “2”.
Read the full “Live over Europe” DVD press release here – http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/blackcountrycommunion/liveovereurope.htm
From Thursday September 8th, fans will be able to download a live version of “Song of Yesterday” (taken from Live in Europe) absolutely free by visiting here. Bonus features include an exclusive 28-page collector’s booklet, and an additional DVD containing a 20-minute “behind the scenes” featurette and photo collection.
NOISECREEP HOSTING EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE OF AXEL RUDI PELL’S RENDITION OF “HOLY DIVER”
IN STORES SEPTEMBER 27th IN NORTH AMERICA ON SPV/STEAMHAMMER
Another seven years has passed since the release of the “The Ballads III”. Seven years of writing, recording and collecting even more emotional and melancholic songs. To keep with the tradition, the band decided to record 3 brand new tracks for this ballad compilation.
Starting today Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of PELL‘s take on the legendary Dio track “Holy Diver”. In addition you can check out an interview with AXEL himself. Be the first to listen “Holy Diver” at: http://www.noisecreep.com/2011/09/02/axel-rudi-pell-holy-diver-song/
Here is a short introduction by AXEL himself to every new song in the specific running order:
WHERE THE WILD WATERS FLOW -”My own composition in the true ARP ballad style. This song is not about love, it has a more mysterious content and it captures the long and hopeless journey of human beings trying to get away from some dark nights. One can apply this to many different thoughts and situations nowadays. I definitely think that this song is one of the strongest ballads I´ve ever written with a hookline that will stick to everyone´s ears !”
HOLY DIVER - “As everybody knows, my soul mate and friend Ronnie James Dio sadly passed away last year. It was very clear to me I needed to use one of his songs to pay him tribute. It had to be a song, which was very easily recognizable as one of his tunes and therefore I picked “Holy Diver”. Of course the original track isn´t a ballad, so I decided to re-arrange the song completely and we made a Piano version out of it, featuring some Orchestra strings, a Cello and a clean and melodic guitar solo. Johnny gave his very best vocal performance and after the track was finished, there were lots of tears in some eyes…”
HALLELUJAH - “At least one of the best ballads around. Originally written and released by Leonard Cohen in 1984, it wasn´t his version giving me the idea to cover this tune. Actually it was all the good and bad performances of some TV casting show participants, who gave me the real kick to create one of the, hopefully, ultimate versions of this song. We recorded a children´s choir for this, which fits perfectly to Johnny´s emotional and soulful voice. There are 2 different versions of this track: the CD album version which features a slightly wilder guitar solo and the “Single” (and downloadable) version which features a calmer guitar solo. ”
“The Ballads IV” will be released as standard version and digital download in North America through SPV/Steamhammer.
“The Ballads IV” – Tracklisting:
1) WHERE THE WILD WATERS FLOW (new song)
2) HOLY DIVER (new song)
3) HALLELUJAH (new song)
4) NORTHERN LIGHTS
5) NOBLESSE OBLIGE (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
6) LOVE GUN
7) GLORY NIGHT
8) IN THE AIR TONIGHT
9) TOUCHING MY SOUL
10) LIKE A CHILD AGAIN
11) NO CHANCE TO LIVE
12) HAUNTED CASTLE SERENADE (Opus #4 Grazioso E Agresso)
13) THE CURSE OF THE DAMNED
“Where The Wild Waters Flow”, “Holy Diver” and “Hallelujah” were recorded, mixed and co-produced by Charlie Bauerfeind at Twilight Hall Studios in Grefrath, Germany, in May 2011. The CD was mastered by Ulf Horbelt at DMS Mastering Studios in Marl, Germany. The cover illustration was created by Martin McKenna.
“The Ballads IV” – Release Dates:
Germany: September 23rd, 2011
Europe: September 26th, 2011
USA/Canada: September 27th, 2011
Johnny Gioeli – Lead und Backing Vocals
Axel Rudi Pell – Lead, Rhythm und Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards
Volker Krawczak – Bass
Mike Terrana – Drums
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European fans of LACUNA COIL should already mark October 17th red in their calendars as this will be the date “Trip The Darkness” will be released – their first digital single off the upcoming album “Dark Adrenaline”!
Still, this is not the end of today’s good news: As it has been too long since LACUNA COIL has played their native Italy the band want to give a very special treat to their Italian fans: an extensive tour throughout Italy! Not only will their Italian fans be able to enjoy some of the very first dates of their “Darkness Rising” tour, but also see the band on some more intimate club shows! After spending many months in the recording studio the band are dying to get on the road again and perform songs from “Dark Adrenaline” live:
21.10.2011 (I) Milan – Bloom
22.10.2011 (I) Ravenna – Rock Planet Club
24.10.2011 (I) Rome – Circolo Degli Artisti
25.10.2011 (I) Naples – Duel Beat
27.10.2011 (I) Florence – Viper
28.10.2011 (I) Modena – Vox
30.10.2011 (I) Treviso – New Age Club
31.10.2011 (I) Turin – Teatro Delle Serre
After their UK run between November 2nd and 25th they will also stop in Holland and Belgium for two exclusive shows:
25.11.2011 (B) Vosselaar – Biebob (http://www.biebob.com/pages/index.php?f=concerts&i=512)
27.11.2011 (NL) Dordrecht – Bibelot (http://www.bibelot.net/content.aspx?id=155)
Stay tuned for more info about “Dark Adrenaline”!
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD
RAISE FUNDS FOR NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION AND
NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND
IN CONNECTION WITH 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
DONATIONS TO BE PRESENTED AT SEPTEMBER 11 SHOW
AT COMCAST THEATRE IN HARTFORD, CT
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and tour headliners Avenged Sevenfold are working with The Rock 106.9 WCCC in Hartford, CT to raise funds in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. To respectfully remember this day and help financially support some great foundations that have assisted firefighters, police officers and their families, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival and Avenged Sevenfold will make a dollar for dollar match of all donations up to $10,000 made through The Rock 106.9 WCCC from now through September 11, 2011. Donations can be made online at www.WCCC.com.
At the September 11 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, checks will be presented to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://www.firehero.org) and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (http://www.nleomf.com).
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor our fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. Their mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives. They offer support programs for survivors, award scholarships to fire service survivors, help departments deal with line-of-duty deaths, and work to prevent line-of-duty deaths. www.firehero.org
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring all of America’s law enforcement heroes–those who continue to serve and protect and those who have died in the line of duty, including the officers who lost their lives on September 11th. That mission is accomplished through the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, as well as programs such as Officer of the Month, Officer Roll Call and others. Today in the United States, some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund invites you to learn more about the heroes of American law enforcement and join us in respecting, honoring and remembering them. www.nleomf.com
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 all-day Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival launched August 26 in Camden, NJ and wraps October 14 in San Francisco, CA. Go to www.rockstaruproar.com to purchase tickets, download the Official UPROAR Mobile App, find set times, band signing information and more information.
The remaining Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
Date Tour Market Venue
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
* Seether will not be performing at this show
** Protest The Hero will headline the festival stage; Sevendust will not be performing
*** Fozzy will headline the festival 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.