AUSTRALIAN POWERHOUSE LAURA WILDE IS CRASHING TED NUGENT’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR – JUNE 2012
The ferocious debut—Sold My Soul—from Laura Wilde, the 22-year old hard rock import from Down Under (Melbourne, to be exact) was enough to land her on the upcoming Ted Nugent tour. Wilde is exactly that. She’s a hard-charging take-no-prisoners balls-to-the-wall rocker who wrote it all, sang it all, played lead guitar, bass guitar and drums on this, her gritty, powerful debut. Totally fearless, citing such influences as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Joan Jett, and Dave Grohl, Wilde intends to knock out crowds on her leg of the upcoming tour.
“It’s truly an honor to be invited to tour the USA and I feel so privileged to be selected by such an established rocker, exclaims Wilde. “I promise to crank it up to 11 and shake the foundations before Ted brings the house down.”
Playing her signature Flying V electric guitar (created specifically for her), Wilde writes the kind of songs that dig down deep into the essence of what makes rock’n’roll so timeless. Her music is bred of the pure mono-maniacal aesthetic that fueled all the greats from Chuck Berry on. “I am really proud to finally present my debut album Sold My Soul. It is mostly an expression of the thoughts and feelings I experienced in my late teens. This album is almost an emotional journal touching on my dreams, wishes, lost loves and the adventure of growing up. It is an introduction to the body of work that I am really excited to share with my fans over time, a taste of things to come.”
On stage, Wilde boils with raw, passionate energy, with all the fire and brimstone of an artist who has truly sold her soul to the music. “If you have the spirit of rock’n'roll pumping through your veins,” she says, “resistance is futile. You have no choice but to succumb to its power. It makes you crazy, it gives you the courage to do things you would never dream of doing. Rock’n'roll is heaven and hell combined, but it’s what I love and I’ll fight for it to the end.”
Laura Wilde, at 16, was playing bass professionally. Her bottomless capacity for guitar knowledge manifested itself at 17 during a well-timed job at an instrument store. She suffered through one year of college to please her parents (“I found the environment to be too suppressive and conservative,” she says). At 18, her amazing chops landed her in recording studios as both a bassist and a guitarist for a plethora of major names. Her looks certainly didn’t hurt as she wound up as a fixture on television (Australia’s Got Talent, as a presenter and part of the house band). Still, all she wanted to do was rock.
Now, with the release of Sold My Soul, a video of the title-track single, and a series of dates with Ted Nugent, America will get to see what Australia already knows. Laura Wilde is the real deal. She will rock your socks off.
Laura Wilde Tour Dates
*April 26 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
*May 4 Phoenix, AZ The Celebrity Theatre
May 26 Hollywood, CA Rock For Animals / Hard Rock Cafe
*June 10 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas Music Pavilion
*June 12 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theatre
*June 14 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
*June 15 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
*June 16 Tama, IA Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel
August 16 Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go (with Great White, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd)
*WITH TED NUGENT
Laura Wilde website: http://www.laurawilde.com/
PERFORMANCE TIMES REVEALED
FOR SATURDAY, MAY 5 DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL FEATURING
KORN, EVANESCENCE, STAIND,
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLASH, CHEVELLE AND MORE
The artist performance times have been revealed for the second annual Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 5 at the legendary Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC. Performance times are as follows (subject to change):
Friday, May 4
Friday Night Campground Party
7:30 PM Otherwise
8:10 PM One
9:10 PM Lez Zeppelin
10:10 PM Foxy Shazam
Note: All who have purchased a Camping Package are invited to attend the inaugural Friday Night Campground Party presented by Jägermeister.
Saturday, May 5
Carolina Stage – Monster Energy
11:50 AM Paper Tongues
1:25 PM Halestorm
3:20 PM Chevelle
5:35 PM Five Finger Death Punch
8:20 PM Evanescence
10:45 PM Shinedown
Rebellion Stage – Monster Energy
11:20 AM Weaving the Fate
12:50 PM Adelitas Way
2:35 PM Volbeat
4:40 PM Slash
7:15 PM Staind
9:25 PM Korn
11:00 AM Ghosts of August
12:20 PM New Medicine
2:00 PM Red
4:05 PM Redlight King
6:30 PM P.O.D.
The Carolina Rebellion Campgrounds open on Friday, May 4 10:00 AM and close at noon on Sunday, May 6. On Saturday, May 5, the Carolina Rebellion box office and parking lot open at 7:00 AM, with the festival doors open at 9:00 AM. General Admission parking is included with each paid ticket. For full event details, including the festival map, directions, concession items and more, go to www.carolinarebellion.com/info.
Carolina Rebellion is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, Hangover Recovery, and f.y.e. – for your entertainment (which will be on site selling CDs and DVDs and will host band autograph signings throughout the festival day). Carolina Rebellion is produced by Right Arm Entertainment and AEG Live, the same team that produces the highly successful Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH. Tickets for the 2011 inaugural Carolina Rebellion sold out more than one month in advance and attendance exceeded 30,000.
Rockingham Speedway is located at 2152 N US HWY 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of PLAYER to the label for the release of a yet untitled new album.
Best remembered for “Baby Come Back,” a song which topped the US single charts in 1978, Player original lineup included Peter Beckett (guitarist, lead vocalist), J.C. Crowley (guitarist, vocalist), Ronn Moss (bassist, vocalist) and John Friesen (drummer). After extensively playing the club scene in Southern California, Player began to develop a very distinctive edgy, yet very melodic rock style, and was signed by Robert Stigwood to his legendary RSO Records, home to The BeeGees, Eric Clapton, “Saturday Night Fever”, and “Grease”.
Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard’s Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to be the special guest on his 1978 North American tour. They also performed with Heart, Boz Scaggs, Kenny Loggins and Gino Vannelli to name a few.
Player went on to release four albums during their active touring years until 1982. Moss left in 1981 to pursue an acting career, and has starred for the past 25 years on the daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. JC Crowley pursued a career in country Music, while Beckett continued writing for other artists and movie soundtracks. He also did an eight year stint with Little River Band starting in 1990, while releasing an acclaimed solo cd ‘Beckett’ in 1991.
Beckett got back together with Ronn Moss in 1995, and recorded Player’s fifth album, “Lost in Reality” and toured the United States. Since then, Peter has produced, written and played on two solo CDs for Ronn Moss and composed music for “The Bold And The Beautiful”. Player restarted working on new songs and touring together in 2010. The new lineup features again original members Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss together with Rob Math (guitars), Johnny English (keyboards) and Craig Pilo (drums).
“Player has not released a cd for over 10 yrs. It’s great to actually be creating in the studio for the band once again, as opposed to our many other projects”, says Peter Beckett. “The new album will feature Player’s three part harmony very prominently and include the usual blend of rock and big melodies”.
Ronn Moss adds: “It’s been quite a while since our last record release. Feels great to finally be making new music. I’d say the “stuff of life” has played an integral part of influencing all non-musical activities the last several years. Personal endeavours, other work related ventures, and just being downright lazy, have all played a part in why we haven’t done this sooner than now. But in “now’s” defense, sometimes one has to wait until “now” happens before you can actually be there.”
As a special appetizer to the new release, and in connection with a promotional trip in Italy where Peter and Ronn will appear on several major radio and TV shows in the first week of May, Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the worldwide digital release only of a 3-songs EP entitled “My Addiction” on April 30th.
The EP will also include, along with the title track, “Too Many Reasons” and a new recording of “Baby Come Back” and sets the pace for the new album’s release which is planned for the second half of 2012.
“My Addiction – as well as “Too Many Reasons” – came from co-writing sessions between Beckett and Steve Plunkett. “ I have written tons of songs with “Plunk” over the last 20 years and will continue to do so. We sifted through our joint efforts to see what would fit Player” tells Peter. “Addiction” seemed to be a great choice. This song title was actually stolen from one of our other songs. The other song was actually about addiction. This one is a love song and a lot easier to listen to.
You can order / preorder “My Addiction” now on iTunes following this link:
“My Addiction” sample can be listened following this link:
The EP can also be purchased via Amazon worldwide, eMusic and all other digital retailers all over the world. The song “My Addiction” can be streamed in full on the Frontiers Records webradio: www.frontiers.it/webradio
ShipRocked 2012 has partnered with Sixx Sense–the national radio show hosted by Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem–to give away a trip for two on this year’s ShipRocked cruise. From April 30 through May 16, 2012, Sixx Sense listeners can enter the ShipRocked giveaway online at: www.sixxsense.com/pages/contests/sixxshiprocked.
Now in its fourth year, ShipRocked–Fueled by Monster Energy–is the ultimate rock music cruise vacation. The 2012 cruise features Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, Black Stone Cherry, Lit, Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), In This Moment and more onboard from November 27 through December 1.
ShipRocked embarks from and returns to Fort Lauderdale, FL, providing guests with four days and nights of music and parties–along with a little relaxation–onboard the MSC Poesia. Ports of call this year include Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas (subject to change).
The Sixx Sense grand prize winner will receive:
One Oceanview Stateroom for 2 people onboard ShipRocked 2012
4-Night Caribbean cruise vacation onboard the MSC Poesia, from Fort Lauderdale to Key West and Nassau
2 Round trip coach airfares to Ft. Lauderdale
1-Night standard hotel room in Ft. Lauderdale
Free entry to all ShipRocked concerts, meet and greets, artist hosted events and other activities.
Complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages, including 24-7 room service
At Vance has released their first video ever, in support of the title track of their new album, Facing Your Enemy. Check it out below!
The new album, Facing Your Enemy will be released today, April 27th in Europe, May 7th, in the U.K., and June 19th in the United States.