For any fan of U2, the new double-disc live album U22, from the record-breaking U2 360° tour, is something really special. This exclusive U2 Fan Club release features 22 live tracks that were voted on by fans, all recorded during the two year, 110 show tour. What’s really unusual with this release is that the tracks selected are not just the classic U2 hits you might expect but fan favorites like ‘Bad’, ‘Ultra Violet’, ‘Moment of Surrender’ and ‘Zooropa.’
Another innovation with the release of U22 is the beautiful packaging. The 2-disc set comes in an LP-sized book of breathtaking photos from the tour, which as you probably know featured a unique looking ‘Claw’ stage set-up for 360° viewing. The book also comes with liner notes talking through the tracks written by bassist, Adam Clayton.
An exclusive limited-edition release for U2.com subscribers and with a track list chosen by the fans, U22 really captures the sense of community within the U2 Fan Club. A subscription will also get you access to 11 downloads from the 22 tracks on the discs, and a 12th bonus download ‘Unknown Caller – as well as a range of other special online content and benefits.
Fans interested in learning more about taking out a subscription and getting a copy of this awesome package can head to U2.com.
“Raise Your Fist In The Air,” the new video from The Queen of Metal, DORO PESCH, premiered last week in front of 75,000 metalheads at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and is now available for viewing below.
The song comes off DORO’s EP of the same name, which is now available digitally on iTunes.
Most fans know that New York is DORO’s second home. However, the “Raise Your Fist In The Air” video wasn’t filmed in flashy Times Square; it was shot in The Bronx. “For Manhattan,” DORO explains, “we would have needed permissions to film for each and every street corner — in the Bronx, nobody cares.”
While police didn’t care, the video shoot didn’t go unobserved.
“We purposely trudged around the most rundown quarters in our video truck,” DORO elaborates. “The gangs that hung around there were watching every step of ours suspiciously. We felt anything but safe. I explained to the guys who we were and that ‘Raise Your Fist’ can be considered quite a critical song that names and shames the constantly growing injustice in the world.”
When DORO offered gang members and homeless individuals the opportunity to appear in the video, the tense atmosphere was quickly infused with sheer enthusiasm.
“That was the best thing we could have done,” DORO reports happily. “The video came out absolutely great… and the parts with the people from the Bronx are the ones I like most.”
Raise Your Fist In The Air EP Track Listing:
1. Raise Your Fist
4. Lève Ton Poing Vers Le Ciel (French version of “Raise Your Fist In The Air”)
Of her Raise Your Fist full-length album — which will be released this Fall — DORO states: “I’ve put all my passion, blood, sweat, and tears into my first record for Nuclear Blast.”
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The Last Good Year release new single as August U.S. “The Steady Road Tour”prepares to kick off
Following the July 31 release of their newest single “Steady Road,” Indianapolis-based rock band The Last Good Year will kick
off their latest U.S. run “The Steady Road Tour”August 8 in Louisville, KY. “Steady Road” is available for download now through
TheLastGoodYear.com, iTunes, Google, Spotify, CD Baby and more.
“I have to say that the first time I heard these guy’s I was blown away. Huge fan of their style and song writing, not to mention their chops.
Singer’s got some pipes as well, which in my book is always a plus. Great band and great group of guys” said Kevin Martin, lead singer of Candlebox and The Gracious Few.
Bringing together lead singer and guitarist Joe Doyel, guitarist Joshua Bucy, drummer Daryn Rayl and bass player Steven Byroad, the band recently
played the Super Bowl Village during Super Bowl XLVI in February. In March, “Steady Road”was featured on ESPN¹s coverage of NCAA baseball and softball.
“Their songs are well written, and the band rocks live,” says Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way. “These guys are up and coming, for sure.”
Throughout the month of August, The Last Good Year will play in cities across the country including Nashville, Atlanta, New York City, Brooklyn,
Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Cleveland and St. Louis, among others. They are currently working on a new record with Travis Wyrick (P.O.D., 10 Years) in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Last Good Year The Steady Road Tour 2012
08/08/12 Louisville, KY Zazoo¹s Bar & Grill
08/09/12 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter
08/10/12 Birmingham, AL The Nick
08/11/12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/12/12 Charlotte, NC The Milestone
08/13/12 Raleigh, NC Deep South Bar
08/14/12 Greensboro, NC The Blind Tiger
08/15/12 Richmond, VA The Camel
08/16/12 Annapolis, MD The Whiskey
08/17/12 Philadelphia, PA Hard Rock Café
08/18/12 Brooklyn, NY The Trash Bar
08/20/12 New York, NY Arlene¹s Grocery
08/21/12 Akron, OH The Vortex
08/22/12 Cleveland, OH Brother¹s Lounge Music Hall
08/23/12 Clio, MI The Clio
08/24/12 Chicago, IL The Elbo Room
08/25/12 St. Louis, MO The Gramophone
08/27/12 Kansas City, MO Club 906
08/28/12 Des Moines, IA Bombay Bicycle Club
08/30/12 Lincoln, NB Red 9
08/31/12 Minneapolis, MN Club Underground
You can check out The Last Goodyear’s clip “Steady Road’ below!
Visit and listen: www.thelastgoodyear.com
DOWNSPIRIT, the heavy rock band formed by ex-SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont will be releasing their new album Bulletproof? in North America on August 14th. The album is available for pre-order on AMAZON.
The band based in Stuttgart, Germany blends old blues roots with a modern, down tuned guitar-feel, their songs are a mixture of typical bluesy 80’s hard rock and a contemporary metal sound, which also includes some Rock/Pop influences here and there.
Bulletproof? is not just an album with excellent song and musicianship, it is a sound experience that catches the attention of its listeners from the first note to the last beat! The melancholic feeling of blues combined with the power of heavy metal riffs and strong melodies coupled with a band of well known and talented musicians come together to deliver quality sounding music with power and passion: This is DOWNSPIRIT.
Today DOWNSPIRIT has debuted another track from Bulletproof? entitled “The Wish”. Listen to the exclusive premiere courtesy of Noisecreep HERE.
Check out DOWNSPIRIT‘s cover of the the Roxette hit “The Look” HERE courtesy of Bravewords.
The band has also released an album teaser which features a full stream of the song “Life After Her”. It is available for viewing HERE.
8/18: – Germany Dassel
9/7: – Germany Nürburgring (+Doro)
9/22: – Germany Mannheim Alte Seilerei (+Freedom Call)
10/17: – France Colmar Grillen (+Freedom Call)
10/18: – Germany München Backstage (+Freedom Call)
10/19: – Mirano (VE) Wig Wam (+Freedom Call)
10/20: – Italy Rozzano (MI) Theatre Club (+Freedom Call)
Bulletproof? Track List:
2) Life After her
3) Get the F*** Up
4) The Wish
5) Human Gift
6) Are you Proud?
9) Gotta Get Away
10) What a Way to Die
11) I’m a Survivor
12) The Look
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The Calling will be released on October 19 in Europe and October 23 in North America
Taking a detour from his main job as lead guitarist for Journey, the multi-talented Neal Schon has put the finishing touches on his latest solo album, The Calling, which will be released by Frontiers Records on October 19th in Europe and October 23rd in North America. Produced by, and featuring, Schon on all guitars and bass, The Calling reunites Schon with former Journey bandmate, Steve Smith, who lends his virtuoso drum talents to all 12 tracks on the new album.
Schon set up shop at Berkeley’s famed Fantasy Studios during a break from Journey’s busy touring schedule, and recorded the album, completely from scratch, in just four days. After overdubbing multiple guitar and bass parts, Schon recruited two keyboard masters to flesh out the music Igor Len, an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer who had previously collaborated with Schon, is featured on acoustic piano throughout The Calling album.
GRAMMY Award-winning special guest Jan Hammer (Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miami Vice soundtrack) recorded Moog synthesizer solos on two tracks – Fifty Six and Tumbleweeds. Recently, Schon teamed up with Dan Barnett (Journey: Live In Manila) to produce the video for the first single and title track from The Calling .
While celebrating the release of The Calling, Schon will be back on the road with JOURNEY as the band’s 2012 tour kicked off July 21 in Southern California and is scheduled to run through December, with most dates featuring special guests Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo and Loverboy. Check www.journeymusic.com for updated tour details.
The Calling tracklisting includes: The Calling; Carnival Jazz; Six String Waltz; Irish Field; Back Smash; Fifty Six (56); True Emotion; Tumbleweeds; Primal Surge; Blue Rainbow Sky; Transonic Funk; Song Of The Wind II.
Song samples from The Calling can be streamed now on Neal Schon’s official website: