Jerry Gaskill, drummer for legendary rockers KING’S X, suffered a heart attack Sunday, February 26, and was accordingly rushed to the hospital. After undergoing an emergency operation, Jerry was put in intensive care (where he currently remains).
In light of Jerry’s sudden hospitalization, all upcoming North American tour dates for KING’S X have been cancelled. Jerry will be spending these days recovering back to full health so that he can hopefully join the band behind the drums at some point in the future.
OVERKILL has released the first single. “Electric Rattlesnake” off their upcoming record “The Electric Age!” Click HERE or click the artwork above. The single is now available on iTunes HERE. The band will release their 16th full length studio album on March 27, 2012. The record will be released in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records on March 30, 2012. You can now pre-order and preview the recrod on iTunes HERE.
OVERKILL traveled to Asbury Park, NJ this weekend to shoot a brand new music video for the above mentioned track locked away in the historic Paramount Theater. Snapshots from that shoot can be seen in the slideshow below.
The band also recently announced new details around their upcoming “ELECTRIC AGE TOUR.” Supporting will be GOD FORBID, DIAMOND PLATE and SUDIKARA. Dates will stretch coast to coast and run through April and May, click HERE for up to date ticket information.
NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM
FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
DUE OUT MAY 22
U.S. HEADLINING TOUR LAUNCHES MAY 3
SLASH has released “You’re A Lie” to radio today worldwide. The hard-charging song marks the first single off the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter’s forthcoming second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Listen to a 30 second preview of the song here: http://www.slashonline.com/. “You’re A Lie” is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour,” explains SLASH. “We worked on it at soundcheck somewhere, I can’t remember where. It’s gone through some minor changes along the way, mainly the chorus. But for the most part, it’s remained true to its original arrangement. I can’t wait to play this live.”
APOCALYPTIC LOVE features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released May 22 on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International that’s distributed through EMI. The group will launch a headlining U.S. tour May 3 in Baltimore, tickets for which are available now on http://www.slashonline.com/. See the full itinerary below, with more dates to be added.
On APOCALYPTIC LOVE, SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) have teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash disc. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Kennedy and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the new album. Check out all four exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes airing weekly at:
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiCJ4cAZPxo&feature=relmfu
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lX2C4ZZtI&feature=relmfu%20
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntisV8dT7AQ&feature=player_embedded
Listen to “You’re a Lie” here:
APOCALYPTIC LOVE will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. Notably, the Slash album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3 (#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). Digitally, it also became the #1 overall digital album and hit #1 on iTunes in 13 countries. Internationally, the disc achieved Top 5 chart positions in over a dozen major territories, hitting #1 in both Japan and New Zealand.
SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows below. *Indicates a festival appearance.
|Thu||5/3||Baltimore MD||Rams Head Live|
|*Sat||5/5||Rockingham NC||Carolina Rebellion, Rockingham Speedway|
|Mon||5/7||Orlando FL||Hard Rock Live|
|Thu||5/10||Biloxi MS||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live|
|*Sun||5/13||Boone, IA||Lazerfest, Central Iowa Expo|
|Mon||5/14||Minneapolis MN||The Brick|
|Wed||5/16||Madison WI||Orpheum Theater|
|Thu||5/17||Grand Rapids MI||Orbit Room|
|*Sat||5/19||Columbus OH||Rock On The Range, Columbus Crew Stadium|
|Sun||5/20||Camden NJ||MMRBQ, Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat||5/26||Albuquerque NM||Route 66 Casino-on sale 2/27|
The February edition of the Hard Rock Hideout podcast is available for streaming (below) and for download here (click and save).
Rob Rockitt and Ryo Vie talk about the new Van Halen Tour, the up and coming Iron Maiden/ Alice Cooper tour, the Black Sabbath Reunion, and
the first edition of our “Rock Anonymous” segment.
You can check out clips of songs from UFO and Halestorm. Check it out!
There are a ton of new rock releases coming out on February 28th, including three new reissues from Ronnie James Dio, the new UFO CD, Seven Deadly, three new reissues from Rock Candy (Grand Prix, Candy, Praying Mantis) great new live releases from Black Country Communion and Mr. Big & much more. Check out the list below.
UFO – Seven Deadly -
Black Country Communion – Live Over Europe
Mr. Big – Live From The Living Room
Cavo – Thick as Thieves
Dark New Day – New Tradition
Sunstorm – Emotional Fire
Freedom Call – Land of the Crimson Dawn
Michael Thompson Band – Future Past
Vengeance – Crystal Eye
Grand Prix – Samurai
Candy – Whatever Happened to Fun
Praying Mantis – Time Tells No Lies
Wolfsbane – Wolfsbane Saves The World