Better late than never….
There are plenty of cool releases this week including the new Saga CD 20/20, the full length CD Who Cares from Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi (lots of goodies on this one). The Last Vegas has finally released the follow up to their excellent 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off. A Killer CD/DVD Combo from Triumph and some excellent melodic rock from HESS and Eclipse. Check below for the full list!
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi – Who Cares
Saga – 20/20
HESS – Living In Yesterday
The Last Vegas – Bad Decisions
Eclipse – Bleed & Scream
Triumph – LIve At Sweden Rock Festival (CD & DVD)
Chariot – One Wing
Beardfish – One Wing
Scum of the Earth – The Devil Made Me Do It
Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience
Joe Stump – Revenge of the Shredlord
Circle of Light – Rebirth
Stealing Axion – Moments
World Fire Brigade – Spreading My Wings
Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (10th Anniversary Special Edition)
An Intimate Portrait
By Richard Bienstock, Photography By Robert Knight, Foreword By Ronnie Wood, Preface By Joe Perry
Hardcover | $29.99 | 144 Pages
Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction, is eighteen times platinum, has sold over twenty-eight million copies, and launched the career of modern Guitar God, Slash. Over the past twenty-five years, Slash’s cool stage presence, gloriously unkempt hair, iconic top hat, and soulful guitar virtuosity has been the epitome of contemporary hard rock. Slash: An Intimate Portraittakes you beyond the glitz and mystique, to reveal the warmth, charm, and humility of one of popular music’s most revered rockers.
In addition to his cherished work with G N’ R, Slash’s journey spans working with Michael Jackson, Fergie, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, the supergroup Velvet Revolver, and releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums. Robert Knight’s photographs in Slash: An Intimate Portrait trace significant milestones over twenty years in Slash’s career, showing him onstage, in the studio, and at home. Knight’s talent for capturing the true essence of his subject is on full display: Candid, dramatic, and often funny. These photos take us beyond the big hair, the big hat, and the huge guitar riffs to underscore the larger-than-life personality and genuine enthusiasm that have made Slash one of rock’s most recognizable figures for more than three decades. With over one hundred arresting and never-before-published color and B&W photos, and warmly candid insights from Slash himself, this fascinating book frames a real and complete perspective of today’s most iconic guitarist.
Slash: An Intimate Portrait features an entertaining and insightful foreword by close friend and legend in his own right, Rolling Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood, and a witty and thoughtful preface from Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. The book also has revelatory text by noted rock scribe Richard Bienstock. Slash: An Intimate Portrait is a treat for guitar heads, rock buffs, and pop music fans. Plus, it will be released just in time to visually complement an upcoming special edition of Slash’s highly regarded sophomore solo record, Apocalyptic Love.
Richard Bienstock is a senior editor with Guitar World Magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado Magazine. He is also a musician and journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous U.S. and international publications. He lives in New York City.
Robert Knight is a longtime photographer whose lens has captured guitar legends including Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, and Eric Clapton. His work is exhibited in over two hundred Guitar Center locations. He lives in Las Vegas.
Ronnie Wood is a guitarist for the Rolling Stones. In 2001, he formed the Ronnie Wood Band, of which Slash was a member. Wood lives in London, UK.
Joe Perry is the lead guitarist for one of the most revered bands in rock history, Aerosmith, playing on classic albums such as Toys in the Attic, Rocks, and Permanent Vacation. He has also released a number of well-received solo albums.
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL
FEATURES FULL DAY OF MUSIC INCLUDING
STAIND, ADELITAS WAY AND MORE
FESTIVAL SPONSORS OFFER FANS VARIOUS ONSITE OPPORTUNITIES,
INCLUDING SIGNINGS WITH UPROAR BANDS
The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is now in its second week, with shows through September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. At each show, the festival area features a variety of activities, information booths and vendors throughout the afternoon and evening. Fans who arrive early will also have the chance to meet some of their favorite bands at the Rockstar Energy Drink Tent, Best Buy Music Gear Tent, Ernie Ball Tent and Zippo Tent.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, and Staind, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists including Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and a list of bands performing at each show.
Also check out Godsmack in the latest UPROAR TV video clip, available at http://youtu.be/iKUIiLo2Mhs.
Here’s a list of various onsite activities and promotions, as well as information about the sponsors of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival:
Rockstar Energy Drink: Sample Rockstar Energy Drink at the booth and catch Fozzy and P.O.D. doing daily autograph signings. Rockstar is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, Rockstar is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar Energy Drink is available in eighteen amazing flavors: Original, Sugar Free, Zero Carb, Juiced Mango Orange Passion Fruit, Juiced Guava, Juiced Pomegranate, Tropical Punched, Punched Citrus, Roasted Mocha, Roasted Latte, Roasted Light Vanilla, Roasted Espresso, Energy Cola, Recovery Lemonade, Recovery Grape, Recovery Orange, Pink, and 2X. Rockstar Energy Drink is available at convenience and grocery retail outlets across the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, The Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Mexico, the Philippines and throughout the United Kingdom. Rockstar Energy Drink supports the active Rockstar lifestyle. In Motocross, Music, Supercross, FMX, Off Road Racing, MotoGP, Road Racing, Rally Racing, Rallycross, Snowboard, Snowmobile, Ski, Surf, Skate, Wake, MMA, Boxing, Bull Riding, BMX, and BMX Racing. Go to www.rockstar69.com or www.facebook.com/rockstar for athlete, music, and event updates. Check out videos, profiles, and product information.
Family Guy: 20th Television is always looking to reach viewers in fresh and engaging ways. This year, to promote Family Guy 5 Nights week for fall, we chose the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Integration as the perfect vehicle to celebrate one of the most iconic shows on TV today. UPROAR’s combination of talented and on brand artists, custom promotion across multiple media channels, and a powerhouse team of experts dedicated to the success of our program, makes this the first of what we hope will be many future ventures together.
Jägermeister: Check out the Jägermeister Stage with performances from Fozzy, Candlelight Red and more. Jägermeister, which translates to “master hunter,” is one of the top shot brands in the world and sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits from around the world. Jägermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany. The brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. Jägermeister, which is dedicated to music not underage drinking, is proud to be part of the music scene and an active supporter of up-and-coming musicians worldwide.
Ernie Ball: Check out the Ernie Ball Stage with performances from P.O.D., Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (last year’s Battle Of The Bands winner), and the local market winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records. In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. The family-run company maintains its founder’s dedication to preserving the musician’s playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging which hermetically seals guitar strings keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world’s largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes.
Imagen Records: Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Imagen artists represent the best in rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B. Founded by a musician and business person Bob Winegard, Imagen artists enjoy a fully collaborative artist development process with a 360 degree perspective. As a label that was founded in 2007, Imagen employs the newest most innovative methods to maximize use of new media and technologies including new fanbase management and content delivery methods. Catch the local winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records in each city.
truth: truth is not anti-smoker or even anti-smoking. It’s anti-the tobacco industry manipulating their products, research and advertising to secure replacements for the 1,200 customers they “lose” every day in America. You know, because they die. truth is teaming up with the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival to bring its distinctive orange “truth truck” and dynamic truth tour riders to tour stops across the country. Trucks are rigged with a DJ booth and sound system, a dance floor, a lounge area and more, in order to help tour riders share information about tobacco products, and give teens the knowledge needed to make informed choices about smoking.
Zippo: Zippo is proud to be a part of the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival! Zippo will give fans onsite a special code that is good for exclusive free music downloads at ZippoEncore.com and a free t-shirt with purchase!
Schecter Guitars®:As Schecter Guitar Research moves into its 36th year in business, they have solidified their elite status as one of the world’s premier guitar companies. Its continually evolving and expanding line of guitars and basses appeals to a broad spectrum of players and diverse musical styles. Its core business practice offers high-quality instruments with professional components at an affordable price. One of the company’s strongest assets is its growing roster of high-profile artists, including Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, The Cure, Papa Roach, Seether, Prince, Stone Temple Pilots, Nevermore and Black Label Society.
Best Buy: Buy the CD, meet the bands! Shinedown, Staind and Deuce will be signing at the Best Buy Tent daily (find the schedule in the Tour Dates section at www.RockstarUPROAR.com). You can also buy CDs from P.O.D., Fozzy, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King and Adelitas Way at the Best Buy Tent to meet these bands who will be signing at other booths in the festival area.
Matador Beef Jerky: MATADOR Beef Jerky and Snack Sticks give you an opportunity to break away from the ordinary and try something new! Our beef jerky is extra tender so it’s easier to eat, and is loaded with bold flavor (in five varieties!). Snack sticks, in three great flavors, make eating on-the-go easy and delicious. MATADOR is the perfect companion for all your music experiences, no matter what sounds move you! Visit us at the show and online at https://www.facebook.com/matador.
Slurpee: I mean what’s better than drinking a Slurpee? Drinking a FREE Slurpee! Come celebrate an awesome day of music, fun and free Slurpee drinks with us at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Stop by the Slurpee truck, try one of the summer’s limited time flavors, grab yourself a coupon and spin to win other fun free prizes…We’ll be the ones with all the crazy dance moves.
Army: UPROAR is Army Strong! Stop by the U.S. Army booth in Pittsburg and Portland for a chance to win meet and greet passes and autographed UPROAR posters and
pick up your free gift!
Air Force Reserve: President Harry Truman called for the formation of the Air Force Reserve in 1948, just a year after the United States Air Force was formed. Originally, the Reserve was conceived as a “stand by” force for emergencies. But in February 1997, the Air Force Reserve changed from a Field Operating Agency to a Major Command (MAJCOM). Since then, the over 71,000-member force has evolved into the Air Force’s Wingman, performing the same missions and working side-by-side on the same equipment. The Air Force Reserve is an exciting, vibrant part of the nation’s defense. It offers similar benefits afforded to those on active duty, with one major addition: the benefit of time. Time to be with your family, time to work at your civilian career, and time to serve your country. An ideal option for those who have never been in the military and want to participate without being on full-time active duty, the Reserve is also a great way for those in other branches of the military to continue their benefits. Those include educational and retirement programs; starting their civilian careers with the stability of a second paycheck; and continuing the camaraderie and adventure only available through the service. For more information on the Air Force Reserve go to www.afreserve.com or call 1-800-257-1212.
Air National Guard: Experience the pride of serving your community and your country, serving part-time in the Air National Guard. For more information, visit the Air National Guard at GoANG.com or call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG.
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Hands That Rock: Stage Hands Massage Therapy, founded by Darcy Lynch and Cindy Gottfried, has started a non-profit subsidiary, “The Hands That Rock,” whose mission is to develop programs concerned with music education, performance, related resources and outreach for individuals and groups in need. It will additionally address community initiatives associated with such outreach programs and groups to include environmental, social and health-related concerns to help create a suitable environment for the creation and performance of music.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival
is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Family Guy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, truth,
Zippo Lighters, Schecter Guitars, Best Buy, Matador Beef Jerky, Slurpee, Army,
Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Lunarpages, Hands That Rock, and South Surf.
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of melodic hard rockers, Dokken; the band’s 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), BROKEN BONES, has been confirmed for a September 25th North American street date. The album will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary. BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). The new set features a return to the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production. Don Dokken commented, “We’ve never had a #1 hit; we’ve just kept touring winning fans over one by one.” The first single from the album will be “Empire”; click here to check out a sample of the song. Please see below for the track listing for BROKEN BONES.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ’80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like “Alone Again,” “Just Got Lucky,” “Into the Fire,” “It’s Not Love” and “Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD “Unchain The Night.” The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
BROKEN BONES track listing:
2. Broken Bones
3. Best Of Me
6. Victim Of The Crime
7. Burning Tears
9. For The Last Time
10. Fade Away