The countdown is truly on to the broadcast premiere of STYX’s Styx: The Grand Illusion/Pieces Of Eight Live DVD.
A new one-dollar app and eBook tell the story of the making of Fastway’s 1983 self-titled debut album.
Fastway launched a scorching, shimmery patch of proto-classic rock in the form of a self-titled debut that was a big wide smile on what was otherwise a serious new metal landscape.
Author Martin Popoff explains:
“Fastway’s self-titled first is just a shockingly good stadium rock record with just enough raw to keep it one foot in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. This is the story of its making and the birth of the band, as told by lead singer Dave King, drummer Jerry Shirley and a l’il Pete “Way” Way and Biff Byford thrown in for spice.
“I had a particular fondness toward writing this one up, as one of the coolest earliest big city (well, b-city, Spokane), concerts I ever saw was Fastway backing Saxon backing the mighty Maiden, right at the latter’s creative apex.
“Plus meeting Dave King, transformed into a sort of Pogue and touring his successful and highly creditable Flogging Molly band… well, he’s probably the only autographs on my Fastway collection I’ll ever see.
“Icing on the cake for this short (but cheap at a buck!) smile back a while… some sweet Rich Galbraith live photos and all manner of memorabilia shot, helping bring the story to life, at least, one hopes, lively enough to make you scurry away and re-play this fine and fiery record.”
Ye Olde Metal: Fastway’s Fastway is available as a 19-page eBook in high-resolution PDF format from www.zunior.com and as an app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the iTunes App store:
Y&T’s Black Tiger, Motörhead’s Overkill, Whitesnake’s Ready An’ Willing, Bad Company’s Desolation Angels and Gillan’s Glory Road are also available as apps and eBooks in the Ye Olde Metal single-album series.
The fifth annual M3 Rock Festival will take place on May 3rd and 4th in Columbia, MD, at the Merriweather Post Pavillion. The line up for this year’s hair metal spectacular is arguably the best one yet. W.A.S.P., Brett Michaels Band, KIX, Loudness, Twisted Sister, Steel Panther, Great White, Tuff, Trixter and many more. The tickets go on sale this Friday, January 25th through ticketfly. Thanks to the great folks at MPP, you can beat the box office by entering to win a pair of lawn tickets for M3.
Enter Your Name and Email in the Box below to enter our drawing! We will pick one winner on Friday Morning!
ROCK ON THE RANGE REVEALS 2013 LINE-UP FOR
AMERICA’S PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL!
PERFORMERS FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL EVENT INCLUDE
SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS,
SMASHING PUMPKINS, KORN, BUSH, STONE SOUR, VOLBEAT, A DAY TO REMEMBER & MANY MORE!
COLUMBUS, OH: America’s premier destination rock festival Rock On The Range–which has expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent on the second stage this year.”
As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets startat a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST. Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets are available at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packagesare online at http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and http://www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, Rock On The Range is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.
Pretty Maids, Pretty Awesome! Pretty Maids have released a new video “Mother of All Lies” in support of their up and coming album, Motherland.
Check out the clip below!