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REUBEN ARCHER TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
Featuring special guests from Y&T, THUNDER, WHITESNAKE, MAGNUM, UFO, STATUS QUO, SAXON, MSG and more.
August 19, Toxic Arrow Records
REUBEN ARCHER, vocalist with hard rockers STAMPEDE and former vocalist of LAUTREC, WILD HORSES and LIONHEART, is set to release his debut solo album ‘Personal Sin’ this summer, featuring guest appearances from members of Y&T, THUNDER, WHITESNAKE, MAGNUM, UFO, STATUS QUO, SAXON, MSG and more.
‘Personal Sin’ features 13 tracks produced by Reuben and Rob Wolverson and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris). Set for an August 19 release, it will signal the debut release on the newly launched Toxic Arrow Records, a joint venture between Reuben Archer and Archer Williams Management distributed via Cargo Records.
The album features guest appearances from Dave Meniketti (Y&T), John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (Status Quo), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Snakecharmer), Harry James (Magnum, Thunder, Snakecharmer), Luke Morley (The Union, Thunder), Paul Quinn (Saxon), Paul Raymond (UFO, PRP), Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band), Rocky Newton (Lionheart, MSG), Kevin Riddles (Angel Witch, Tytan) and more.
The album will be preceded by the release of double A-side digital single ‘Play My Rock ‘N’ Roll’ / ‘Lately’ ft. Harry James and Kevin Riddles on July 22.
Reuben, who reformed melodic hard rockers and NWOBHM stalwarts Stampede in 2009 and is currently fronting the live line up of the Paul Raymond Project, took the decision to team up with young hot-shot Stampede guitarist and multi-talented music virtuoso Rob Wolverson to make a solo record last year after celebrating a landmark birthday.
“I had some ideas and material knocking around which I’d wanted to explore for ages, which involved bigger production and more instrumentation than I’ve usually had with my other bands. I wanted a big melodic sound, and around the time of my 70th celebrations last year I thought that there was no time like the present to make it happen, especially since developing a great songwriting partnership with Rob”, explains Reuben.
“The idea was always to invite fellow musicians to participate on the thirteen tracks, and I have been honoured to have so many eminent musician friends that I’ve made over the years who have lent their valuable talent and time to achieve the end result. Together with a core of great musician friends from around the Midlands, the project began to grow.”
On the subject of the title ‘Personal Sin’, Reuben comments: “Once you’re involved with rock ‘n’ roll it never leaves you; even in my case with a lengthy sabbatical I am still as passionate about it as I was back in ‘74 when I started. Rock ‘n’ roll gave me excitement pleasure and heartache too. Good times, bad times and at times personal grief. I know for a fact it’s never going to leave me; it is an integral part of my life.”
Reuben Archer’s Personal Sin Track listing:
2. Play My Rock ‘n’ Roll (ft. Rocky Newton)
3. Personal Sin (ft. Dave Meniketti, Harry James & John ‘Rhino’ Edwards)
4. Lately (ft. Harry James & Kevin Riddles)
5. Time On My Hands (ft. Derek Holt & Steve Holbrook)
6. Desperation Train (ft. Luke Morley, Derek Holt & Steve Holbrook)
7. TV Junkie
8. Ace Café (ft. Paul Quinn, Harry James, John ‘Rhino Edwards’, Steve Holbrook)
9. Spanish Nights (ft. Steve Holbrook)
10. Reuben’s Blues (ft. Paul Quinn, Neil Murray, Paul Raymond)
11. Shakin’ All Over
12. Like A Clown
13. Sooner Or Later
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In continued support of their sin-ridden new release Confessions, multi-platinum rockers BUCKCHERRY have confirmed additional summer tour dates that will span from coast to coast, and even into Canada. Debuting at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Confessions is described by Drum! Magazine as “…Buckcherry’s most ambitious album yet!” and continues to sweep crowds into hard rock oblivion.
Comprised of Josh Todd on vocals, guitarists Keith Nelson and Stevie D, bassist Jimmy Ashhurst and drummer Xavier Muriel, BUCKCHERRY start their summer tour June 20 in Colorado Springs, CO, with special guests and label mates GIRL ON FIRE. The summer routing will include headlining shows, as well as festival appearances including the 2013 Moondance Jam, where they will share the stage with MOTLEY CRUE and CHEAP TRICK. The complete list of tour dates are below.
BUCKCHERRY Tour Dates
6/20/2013 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep*
6/22/2013 Las Vegas, NV — Redrocks*
6/25/2013 Boise, ID — Knitting Factory *
6/26/2013 Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom*
6/28/2013 Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom*
6/29/2013 Seattle, WA — El Corazon*
7/03/2013 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre *
7/06/2013 Edmonton, AB –Union Hall*
7/07/2013 Calgary AB — Cowboys Stampede*
7/10/2013 Omaha, NE — Bourbon Theatre*
7/12/2013 Kansas City, MO — KC Live!
7/13/2013 Prairie du Chien, WI — Rock On The River Fest
7/16/2013 Rhinelander, WI — Elbo Room Lounge
7/17/2013 Oshkosh, WI — Rock USA
7/18/2013 Walker, MN — Moondance Jam **
7/20/2013 Winnipeg, MB — Maplegrove Rugby Park ***
7/26/2013 Baltimore, MD — Power Plant Live
7/27/2013 Louisville, KY — Fourth Street Live!
8/08/2013 Lake Charles, LA — L’Auberge Casino Resort
8/17/2013 Lake Odessa, MI — I-96 Speedway
* GIRL ON FIRE support
** with Motley Crue & Cheap Trick
*** MTS Super-Spike 2013