Double Disc DVD includes Short Film featuring ELIJAH WOOD, SELMA BLAIR, LEMMY (Motörhead) and More!
New Documentary: Bring On The Mountain WORLD PREMIERE at NXNE 2012 on June 12, 2012
NEW ALBUM Coming Fall 2012!
Canadian rock phenomenon DANKO JONES is gearing up to release the first ever official DANKO JONES DVD, entitled Bring On The Mountain on July 3, 2012 in the United States. The two-disc DVD features a comprehensive 90 minute documentary spanning the band’s incredible career, including a slew of exclusive live clips from some of their most memorable performances from around the world. In order to give their fans the best viewing experience possible, the band has blended the greatest clips and moments captured on video throughout their career—forming the outstanding DVD that rabid DANKO JONES fans have been clamoring for. Shot by the Diamond Bros., the documentary offers a unique insight into the ups and downs of one of the hardest working bands around today.
An extra special treat for fans comes in the format of a short film titled The Ballad of Danko Jones. Based on Danko Jones’ most recent video trilogy, the film features actors Elijah Wood, Selma Blair, Ralph Macchio, Jena Malone, musicians Lemmy (Motorhead), Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE), and many other familiar faces. All 19 music videos the band has ever made, including videos that have not been available in over 10 years, are also included.
The world premiere of Bring On The Mountain will take place at the National Film Board during the NXNE Film Festival in Toronto, ON on June 12, 2012 (encore performance on June 15), followed by The Ballad of Danko Jones on June 13. Although DANKO JONES will be busy touring in Europe, directors Josh and Jason Diamond will be on hand for the premiere.
DANKO JONES recently wrapped up recording a new album at Noble Street Studios in their hometown of Toronto, ON with producer Matt DeMatteo, and is currently in Vancouver working on the final mixes with engineer Mike Fraser. The currently untitled album is expected to be released early fall 2012.
DANKO JONES’ most recent full-length release, Below the Belt, is the band’s most successful album in many years and includes their biggest commercial radio single to date, entitled ‘Full of Regret’. The single was one of the most played rock songs on Canadian radio in 2010 and charted within the Top 30 on the US Active Rock charts. The album also charted in seven European countries + Canada, including a top 10 position in Sweden. The band’s music has been featured on television on HBO’s True Blood and CSI: NY, on video games like Need for Speed Nitro and NHL 2011, and on the Saw VI and VII soundtracks—just to name a few. DANKO JONES has performed with the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Motorhead, The Rolling Stones, and more and have sold-out numerous headline tours of Europe and Canada.
DANKO JONES will be taking part in a special European festival run kicking off on June 7, 2012 in Sweden at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg. Fall dates in both the U.S. and Canada will be announced shortly along with more European dates. See below for all currently confirmed international tour dates.
CONFIRMED DANKO JONES TOUR DATES:
06.07 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
06.09 – Millencolin 20 year festival, Örebro, Sweden
06.15 – Azkena Rock Festival, Vitoria, Spain
06.28 – Open Air St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
07.13 – Optimus Live, Lisbon, Portugal
07.19 – Hegyalja Festival, Tokaj, Hungary
07.20 – Devilside, Oberhausen, Germany
08.01 – Wacken Festival, Germany (Spoken Word)
08.02 – Wacken Festival, Germany (Spoken Word)
08.17 – Rockstad, Falun, Sweden
10.16 – Circus, Helsinki, Finland
10.21 – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
10.24 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.25 – AB, Brussels, Belgium
10.26 – Le Trabendo, Paris, France
10.29 – Arena, Wien, Austria
10.30 – Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
10.31 – Theater Fabrik, Münich, Germany
11.01 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
11.02 – FZW, Dortmund, Germany
11.03 – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
DANKO JONES is:
Danko Jones (vocals/guitar)
John ‘JC’ Calabrese (bass guitar)
Atom Willard (drums)
Watch the Bring On The Mountain Documentary trailer here: http://cdn.topspin.net/api/v3/player/144164
Short Film The Ballad of Danko Jones trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9HR3hmZpGI
Full DVD trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ4no-VvLbg
Check out what the press is saying about DANKO JONES’ most recent album, ‘Below The Belt’:
“Expect nothing resembling subtlety on this Toronto trio’s latest batch of retribution anthems — all brutal punch-pop riffing, rumble-gut bass, and accusatory posturing.”
- SPIN MAGAZINE (7 out of 10 stars)
…this is a great album with no weak tracks. On the whole, it is likely the best damn thing this band has ever released, distilling everything they do so brilliantly. Infusing their raw sound with elements of polished melody, DANKO JONES have improved their chemistry without messing with their formula… If playing these songs in your car doesn’t make you break speed limits, we can’t be friends.”
- CHARTATTACK (4/5 out of 5 stars)
“Below the Belt offers all the fist-pumping muscle-car riffs and in-your-face attitude fans expect from DANKO JONES…with its sing-along choruses and stadium-sized production, it’s the band’s slickest album…”
- AOL SPINNER
Swedish heavy metal outfit, Bullet, has revealed the cover art and track list for its upcoming full-length, Full Pull, which is slated for a late-September release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Gustav Sandstedt supplied the album’s artwork.
The Full Pull track list is…
01. Midnight Oil
02. Full Pull
03. Running Away
04. All Fired Up
05. Rolling Home
06. In The Heat
07. High On The Hog
08. Rush Hour
12. Get On
Full Pull was recorded in “Gutterview Recorders” in Solna/Stockholm, along with Nicke Andersson (ex-Entombed) and Fred Estby (ex-Dismember).
In advance of the album, Bullet will release a two-track single, out on July 13th. The single will be available digitally and on vinyl, with various colors, and artwork from Adam Zars (Enforcer).
The single track list is…
Side A: Full Pull
Side B: Get On
Stay tuned for more information on Bullet and Full Pull.
The Darkness have released a new video (and perfect Friday afternoon music) “Everybody Have A Good Time”. This song will be on the Darkness’ new album, Hot Cakes which will be released on August 20th in the UK, and August 21st in the United States.
Helsinki vampire rockers, THE 69 EYES, are currently putting finishing touches to their new, 10th studio album. “We’ve never really celebrated anything, not that we’ve been playing 20 years or so (vampires don’t count decades). Thus this time we thought to celebrate a bit: the new album is entitled as tenth in Roman numbers, it’ll be called “X””, says lead vampire, Jyrki69.
The first single release from album is called “Red” and it’s due in August as the album comes out late in September on Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by “On The Verge” production team.
The mixing is done by Stefan Boman (THE HELLACOPTERS, BULLET). “The sound is the most melodic, yet melancholic, we’ve ever had. Listening to the pre-mixes have been giving goose bumps to everyone here. This is the best 69 EYES album ever done!” the singer states.
At the same time the band will also launch their own vampire style red wine, simply called as “Red” which will mainly be distributed in Sweden and Finland.
While waiting for the album, the Helsinki vampire enthusiastic can go to listen to singer Jyrki’s DJ skills as he hosts his Goth’n’Roll club nights in Barcelona’s UNDEAD club in July 7th and FANGTASIA II event in New Orleans, USA in July 21st.
Blessed by A Broken Heart has released a new video in support of their album, Feel the Power. Check out the clip “Rockin’ All Night” below!
You can check out the Hard Rock Hideout review of Feel The Power at this link.
The July Edition of the Hard Rock Hideout Podcast is available for streaming (below) and for download here (right click and save).
In this podcast, we give out final thoughts about the 2012 M3 Rock Festival, the Great White debacle, and up and coming KISS and Motley Crue tour.
Check it out!
For more than three decades, veteran multi-platinum Canadian rockers Loverboy have been lovin’ every minute of it…and now are proud to announce the upcoming worldwide release of ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REVIVAL via Frontiers Records. The album is set for an August 14th release in North America and August 24th in Europe and features nine newly re-recorded Loverboy hits, as well as three brand new songs. Loverboy founder/guitarist and producer of the album, Paul Dean commented, “The new songs on this album are in the same spirit as our classic material. Working with our old friend, Bob Rock, on ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘No Tomorrow’ was very easy and natural. And, the track ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival’ brought Mike Reno and me back to our collaborative spirit of the 80’s. As far as the classic hits on the album, these songs are reflective of the evolution of our past 30 years of playing them LIVE.”
Featuring original band members Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson along with Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (who replaced the late Scott Smith), Loverboy recently reunited at Bryan Adams’ Vancouver studio The Warehouse, with their original engineer, legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, The Cure, Bon Jovi) to record the two new songs which are included on the album, “Heartbreaker” and “No Tomorrow,” which were added to another specially-written new track, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival.” The re-recorded hit tracks capture 30+ years of the evolution of each song during Loverboy’s stellar live shows.
Next month, Loverboy will hit the road on a massive nationwide tour as special guests supporting Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo. This tour comes full circle for Loverboy as they played with Journey three decades ago, in support of their iconic album, “Get Lucky.”
Please see below for confirmed tour dates, with more to be announced.
For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been “Working for the Weekend” and on weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling GET LUCKY, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s KEEP IT UP and 1985’s LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such arena rock staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Heaven In Your Eyes,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.” Loverboy is: Mike Reno (vocals), Paul Dean (guitars), Matt Frenette (drums), Doug Johnson (keyboards) and Ken “Spider” Sinnaeve (bass).
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL REVIVAL track listing includes:
Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival; No Tomorrow; Heartbreaker; Turn Me Loose; Working For The Weekend; Lovin’ Every Minute of It; The Kid Is Hot Tonight; Lucky Ones; Always On My Mind; Queen Of The Broken Hearts; When It’s Over; Hot Girls In Love.
Loverboy supporting Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo:
21 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
22 Stateline, CA Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
24 Paso Robles, CA Pasa Robles Fair
26 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
28 Seattle, WA The Gorge
29 Spokane, WA Northern Quest Casino
1 Great Falls, MT Montana State Fair
3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
4 Boise, ID Idaho Center
6 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
8 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fair
10 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater At Jones Beach
14 Watertown, NY Watertown Fairgrounds
15 Canandaigua, NY Constellations Brands PAC
17 Louisville, KY Kentucky State Fair
18 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
22 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Outdoor Theater
24 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
27 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheater
28 Lafayette, LA Cajun Dome
31 Kansas City, KS LiveStrong Sporting Park
1 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
15 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
19 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
22 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
25 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
26 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
28 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
29 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
2 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
3 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
5 Mobile, AL Bayfest
6 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater At Lakewood
9 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
12 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater
13 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
30 New York, NY Barclays Bank Arena
2 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
3 Manchester, NH Verizon Center
5 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
7 Columbus, OH Schottenstein/Nationwide
8 Evansville, IN Ford Center
10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
11 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
13 Moline, IL iWireless Center
14 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
16 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
17 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
19 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
24 Grand Praire, AB Crystal Center
27 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
28 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
1 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
3 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
4 Victoria, BC Save-On Food Centre
7 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
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