Finnish rockers, White Flame have released a new single, “I Know Where You Live”. Check out the song below! Like what you hear? You can purchase the song from iTunes at this link.
Legendary rockers KING’S X will return to the North American tour circuit this fall as direct support to KANSAS. In regards to this upcoming trek, KING’S X bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick comments: “I’ve been a huge KANSAS fan since the beginning. I remember sitting on the floor with my friends listening to the just released record ‘Song for America’…Fast forward to years later, KING’S X is going on tour with them!! It is an honor to be doing shows with them. This is gonna rock!!”
With KING’S X drummer Jerry Gaskill and lead guitarist Ty Tabor also onboard for the North American trek, these dates will mark the band’s first tour since Gaskill’s remarkable recovery from a major heart attack earlier this year. “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors,” says Gaskill. “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary KANSAS. Let’s rock…”
KING’S X will be touring in support of Live Love In London, the live CD/DVD follow-up to their latest studio release, XV. Live Love In London is the most expansive KING’S X live offering to date, a career-encompassing package featuring “It’s Love,” “Over My Head,” “Black Flag,” “Lost In Germany” and more. Recorded live January 22, 2009 at the Electric Ballroom, the 3-disc CD/DVD package (also available as a 2-CD set) showcases the amazing live performances that KING’S X have been delivering to fans around the world for the past 25 years. To order your copy of Live Love In London, click here.
KANSAS original member and guitar virtuoso Richard Williams adds, “We are really looking forward to the upcoming shows with KING’S X. They’re a great band and a force to be reckoned with. It’s a tour like this that allows us to dig a little bit deeper into our catalogue and play a few songs that KANSAS fans haven’t heard for a while. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!”
On select dates, the one-man band THAT 1 GUY (featuring Mike Silverman) will open the show. All confirmed tour dates are below with more dates to be added soon. Tickets are on-sale June 15, 2012 unless otherwise noted.
KING’S X tour dates feat. KANSAS
September 13, 2012 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
September 14, 2012 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Events Center
September 15, 2012 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort – Music Box
September 21, 2012 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcadia Theater * / **
September 22, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Myth ** / ***
October 5, 2012 – Salina, KS @ Steifel Theatre for Performing Arts *
October 6, 2012 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
October 12, 2012 – Montgomery, AL @ Alabama National Fair ***
October 14, 2012 – Dallas, TX @ State Fair of Texas ** / ***
October 19, 2012 – Little Rock, AR @ Arkansas State Fair
* Tickets on sale June 1, 2012
** KING’S X is not confirmed for this date
*** THAT 1 GUY is not confirmed for this date
KING’S X online:
Columbus OH rockers, One Pretty Minute, release their follow up to The System, entitled Addict.
6 emotionally inspired originals written by Bill Morales (Bass / Vocals) David Adams (Guitar / Vocals) Jeffrey Tayama (Guitar) and Andy Kuhar (Drums), Addict focuses on relationships, addictions, and recovery.
Formed in 2008, One Pretty Minute (OPM as they are affectionately known by their fans) is an energetic hard rock band driven by anger, lies, and deception.
The band presents emotional and powerful content backed by driving and aggressive arrangements of active rock and are fast becoming known as one of the hardest working bands in the Columbus music scene. From their modest beginnings as a club band playing to anyone that would listen, to their current status as one of the most called upon support acts for nationally touring bands such as All That Remains, Powerman5000, Taproot, Egypt Central, Trust Company, and Eye Empire to name a few- OPM has climbed the proverbial ladder and proven they are among the top acts in the capital city.
OPM release Addict June 5 on Cincinnati based indie label, Broad Horizon Records and is one of the latest bands to join the ever growing roster at BHR.
Director of Operations, Bob Lung, points out that “we were looking to expand into the Columbus area as a lot of good bands are located there right now and logistically it made sense. One Pretty Minute’s name kept popping everytime we spoke to someone about the Columbus market & it just made sense to us. The guys are driven, well versed, and have a proven track record – they can, and do, rock with the best and we are excited to help take them to the next level”. After several months of talking it over, the two parties came to an agreement and BHR will be promoting the new E.P.
Look for it digitally on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Google Play, Spotify, and more.
Plans are in the works to add it to Pandora and Touchtunes Jukeboxes by the end of June.
The CD release party is being held June 8 at O’ Shecky’s Live, 6240 Busch Blvd, Columbus OH 43229 starting at 8pm
Celebrating 25yrs of recording, promoting, and distributing music, Broad Horizon Records is excited to welcome OPM to the BHR family.
For additional info check out http://www.oneprettyminute.com
Unless you’ve been living under a soft rock, there is no doubt that you’ve heard there is a huge, double-bill, rock and roll tour heading to a city near you this summer. Kiss will be teaming up with Motley Crue for what looks to be one of the hardest rocking double bills I’ve seen in years. I am looking forward to this amazing hard rock show when they roll into New Jersey this September. It’s going to be an awesome, late summer Friday night of fun and havoc!
Like I do with almost any concert that I attend, I’ve been thinking about what the setlists could be for each band this year. Will they stick to only the hits? Are they going to pull out some early classics? Will there be a surprise or two that no one expects? I’m always anxious to hear some deep cuts whenever I see either of these bands live, and this year is no exception. After giving it much thought, I’ve come up with a list of songs that would make me wet myself if they were performed live. Here are the five songs that I would love to hear from Motley Crue.
Sumthin’ For Nuthin’ (Girls, Girls, Girls)
Perhaps it’s because it reminds me of the summer before my Freshman year of high school where I played Motley’s Girls, Girls, Girls album nonstop, but “Sumthin’ For Nuthin’” is one of my all time favorite Motley Crue songs. Every time that I hear this song, I go berserker and just have to jump around, sing, dance, and scream. I have never seen Motley Crue perform this song live, and I am not even sure if they ever have performed this song live. It may be a deep pipe dream, but if “Sumthin’ For Nuthin’” gets played this summer, you are going to see one insanely happy fan.
Raise Your Hands To Rock (Theatre Of Pain)
Rarely played on the radio, almost never played live, and all but forgotten in the Motley Crue catalog, “Raise Your Hands To Rock” is one of the Crue’s most underrated songs. With a nifty acoustic intro, some hard pounding Tommy Lee drums, and a slick solo by the great Mick Mars, “Raise Your Hands To Rock” really is an excellent song. Why this song never got more love is beyond me. However, Motley Crue has a chance to fix that and bring this song to the forefront this summer by making it a staple in their show. How incredible would that be?
Without You (Dr. Feelgood)
Yes, I know that “Home Sweet Home” is the ballad that everyone is clamoring for. Yes, I know that “Home Sweet Home” will most likely be played in the encore of the show. Yes, I know that “Home Sweet Home” is a better ballad. Even with all of that being said, there is nothing wrong with the Crue performing two ballads on tour and dusting off “Without You” for a proper performance. I don’t think this song has been played since the Dr. Feelgood tour, and that is a real shame. If Vince can still hit the notes, “Without You” is one of the most powerful songs in the Crue catalog.
Afraid (Generation Swine)
With the exception of Saints Of Los Angeles, Motley Crue seems to have forgotten that they recorded music after Dr. Feelgood. I absolutely hate when bands do this. If you record new music, don’t be afraid to pull it out in concert every once in a while. And while Generation Swine wasn’t the best Crue album ever recorded (it may, in fact, be closer to one of their worst albums) it still contained a few gems. “Afraid” is one of those gems. When I first heard this song back in 1997 I was stoked. I felt that the old Crue was back together and really found their groove. And while the rest of Generation Swine made me re-think that statement, “Afraid” is still a fantastic song that needs to be performed every once in a while. This would be a great tour to make that happen.
New Tattoo (New Tattoo)
As stated above, Motley has forgotten about most songs post Dr. Feelgood. “New Tattoo” is one of those amazing songs that just never got the love it deserved. Yes, it made an appearance on the Red, White, And Crue greatest hits album, but other than that, it has been quite dormant. As a mid-tempo, moderate rock song, New Tattoo would be perfect for the middle of the set, perhaps after a blazing version of “Shout At The Devil” or “Kickstart My Heart.” It would provide the perfect way to let fans catch their breath and enjoy a rare Crue classic. Plus, seeing Mick Mars play slide guitar on this song would be worth the price of admission.
Those are five songs that I would love to see Motley Crue perform this summer. What are your thoughts? What songs would you like to see the Crue dust off for this tour?
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British rock legends Tank return with “War Nation”, the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album “War Machine”. Guitarists Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans, vocalist Doogie White and bassist Chris Dale are now joined by former Tank member Steve Hopgood on drums.
Check out the track “War Nation” below.
Cliff Evans comments the track: “The song ‘War Nation’ is the title track that opens our new album and sets the scene for what’s to follow. It thunders in with a classic Tank guitar riff, which wouldn’t sound out of place on any of the legendary rock albums of the 80′s, and has a chorus that plants itself firmly in your mind”.
“War Nation” is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD).
1. War Nation
2. Song For The Dead
3. Hammer And Nails
4. Don’t Dream In The Dark
5. Grace Of God
7. Justice For All
8. Wings Of Heaven
9. State Of The Union
10. Hard Road
Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as ‘This Means War’ ‘Echoes of a Distant Battle’ ‘Power of the Hunter’ and ‘ The War Drags Ever On’ plus future classics such as ‘Judgement Day’ and ‘Phoenix Rising’.
Sixx A.M. have released a new video for their song, “Are You With Me Now”. You can check out that video, as well as “Lies of the Beautiful People” and “Pray For Me” (This Video is Not Safe For Work) below!