THE MIGHTY SWINE features Cincinnati legend, Mike Skimmerhorn (CHASTAIN/CJSS) on Vocals / Bass, Stacey Donahue and Jeff Tong on Guitar, and Rory Faciane on Drums.
THE MIGHTY SWINE released their full length debut release in 2009 featuring the single Layin Down the Law which made HARD ROCK NIGHTS Best of 2009 Playlist along with favorable reviews including Blabbermouth.net Metal Observer.com & City Beat & can be found on +40,000 jukeboxes Nationwide (Touchtunes/AMI)
THE MIGHTY SWINE have opened for Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Dokken, Skid Row, LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite, more
- THE MIGHTY SWINE released their single LUST / Pagan Holiday May 29, 2012 with its first professional video shot by Dave Morgan
- The video for LUST racked up over 24,000 views on Youtube and was the Artist Pro Spotlight Artist for June 2012
- It debuted at #1 on Roxwel.com where it stayed for 13wks on BOTH the Rock AND Metal Charts and continues to chart in the Top 10
- THE MIGHTY SWINE was nominated for a C.E.A. (Cincinnati Entertainment Award) for Best Hard Rock act in 2012 and is recognized worldwide by industry and fans alike
Last Friday night, the M3 Rock Festival started its Friday night KIX off party in style, with not one, not two, but 5 great bands to kick off this awesome annual pilgrimage of classic hard rock. The weather was abysmal, but that did not stop the record crowd from pouring into the Merriweather Post Pavilion
Baltimore’s Bad Seed Rising started off the show, with a tight set of heavy tunes. These young rockers sound great and have a lot of potential. If you haven’t checked them out yet, visit their Facebook page here.
We missed the first few songs from Winger, as we were busy talking to KIX frontman Steve Whiteman (Interview coming to HRH soon). We missed hearing the new Winger tunes from their new album Better Days Comin’, but we did see the band perform most of their classic hits including: “Can’t Get Enough”, “Down Incognito”, “Madalaine” and “Seventeen”. Kip Winger and company sounded great.
Lita Ford was up next, and Lita’s set was not without some surprises of its own. Lita’s former Runaway band mate Cherie Currie joined her on stage for some Runaways classics including “Cherry Bomb”, “American Nights” and “Queens of Noise”. It was a great rock moment, and completely unexpected.
Nothing could have prepared me for what came next. Extreme took the stage at M3 for the first time since the very first M3 in 2009. From the very first note, Extreme was on fire! Gary Cherone was looking great, and sounding even better. Nuno Bettencourt was a lot of fun to watch, as he laid down his incredible guitar licks for those classic Extreme tunes. Extreme pulled off one of the best performances of the weekend, and easily the best of the Friday Night KIX Off party. I can only hope that Extreme will put out some new music, and tour, even if it is on a limited basis. This one off performance was not enough. Hopefully they will get an invite to M3 2015.
Speaking of new music, Hagerstown heros, KIX were the headliners once again at M3 and deservedly so. 2014 was the first time we have heard NEW KIX tunes at M3, and the new songs “Can’t Stop The Show” and “Love Me With The Top Down” were great. KIX has a new album coming out in July, and it can’t get here soon enough. Once again, KIX’s set was outstanding. Steve Whiteman’s vocals were perfect, and Brian Forsythe and Ronnie Younkins guitars were great as well. KIX is the one band that I always look forward to seeing at M3 every year, and they did not disappoint.
The M3 Rock Festival got off to a great start, and as great as Friday night was, Saturday was even better. More on that soon! Check out our photo gallery from the Friday Night, below!
For U.S. fans of Judas Priest that simply cannot wait for the July 15th release date of their latest classic metal album, ‘Redeemer of Souls,’ there is some relief on the way. On Tuesday, April 29th, the title track from the album will be available for purchase via iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/redeemer-of-souls-single/id863086125) and other digital service providers. And a clip of the song (plus the single’s artwork) is now available to sample at the band’s website, www.judaspriest.com.
If you are wondering what to expect from the mighty Priest on their forthcoming album, guitarist Glenn Tipton has set the record straight. “Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened!! From start to finish ‘Redeemer of Souls’ is 13 songs of pure classic Priest metal!!”
There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career (as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands). Soon the group – singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis – will be offering up more classic Judas Priest metal with the release of ‘Redeemer of Souls’.
Check out the new song “Redeemer of Souls” below!
Sacramento rock band TESLA have announced an all new LP titled SIMPLICITY due out June 10th, 2014 via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.
SIMPLICITY will be the band’s seventh studio full length LP and fifteenth release overall. The new effort will be the followup to FOREVER MORE, which was released in October 2008 and featured the single “I Wanna Live.”
TESLA locked themselves away for weeks writing the new material that would become SIMPLICITY with long time A&R man Tom Zutaut. Fourteen solid tracks later the band sank their teeth in while recording began at bassist Brian Wheat’s very own J Street Recorders. Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Motley Crue) was then tapped to put the final touches in place.
Fresh off the MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the band has quite the itinerary of tour dates throughout the rest of 2014. Click here for all tour dates.
Formed in 1981, TESLA have firmly carved out their own space in rock and roll history. The band saw great success with their own rendition of the 1971 classic “Signs” and their own hit single “Love Song” from the The Great Radio Controversy, released in 1989.
Night Ranger fans can check out the band’s brand new video “High Road” below.
The rocking, feel-good new track/video is the first single from the forthcoming album of the same name. HIGH ROAD is due out on June 10th in North America via label home Frontiers Records. Produced by the band itself, HIGH ROAD will be available in two formats – a standard CD version and a deluxe version which includes one bonus track and a DVD featuring a background look at the making of the album along with video clips. HIGH ROAD can be pre-ordered now at Amazon as the standard version here, and as the deluxe version here. “High Road” is also available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-oder the album now via iTunes here.
Night Ranger‘s legendary hits “Sister Christian,” “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band’s inception thirty years ago. Over the years, the band’s music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture. Night Ranger‘s songs can be heard in the Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and film; the Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights; FOX’s hit TV Show American Dad; JBL’s “Hear The Truth” campaign; and many more! To date, Night Ranger has sold 17 million units worldwide and boasts several platinum- and gold-certified albums. Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass guitar, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Joel Hoekstra (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards).
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SALIVA: ‘Rise Up’ Out Today via Rum Bum Records – Stream it Now via Pandora
Watch the Final Track-By-Track Videos via Dread Central Today +
Join a LIVE CHAT with the Band Tomorrow
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rockers SALIVA officially unleash their new album Rise Up onto the world today! Want to listen before you buy? Stream Rise Up in its entirety now exclusively via Pandora’s website, oron the “Pandora Premieres” station in the Pandora app. Then, head to iTunes and Amazon to get your copy!
While you’re online, check out the final two track-by-track videos at DreadCentral.com now, here. Also, make sure to log into Soundrop.fm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 30th) at 4:00PM Eastern time for a special live fan chat with SALIVA, where you can also hear new tracks from Rise Up.
Rise Up is produced by acclaimed producer Bobby Huff (Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down, Tim Finn). Rise Up marks the true revival of SALIVA, presenting the band doing what they do best— true, gritty, heavy rock n’ roll. Long-time SALIVA fans will be beyond pleased with the Rise Up— a bold record full of big hooks, major swagger and plenty of amazing guitar work.
SALIVA recently revealed their brand new action-packed music video for their new album’s title track, ‘Rise Up’! The video was directed by Jon Vulpine (Drowning Pool, Gemini Syndrome, Backstreet Boys). Take a look at the brand new music video via Loudwire.com here, and afterward, make sure to watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video released by Revolvermag.com.
SALIVA is currently on tour, stopping in a town near you! See below for a current listing of upcoming tour dates.
Remaning 2014 SALIVA Rise-Up Tour Dates:
4/29 – Reading, PA – Reverb
4/30 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
5/2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
5/3- Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina
5/4 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
5/5 – Bristol, CT – Bleachers
5/7 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
5/8 – Columbus, OH – Xclusive Entertainment Center
5/9 – Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
5/10 – Athens,, OH – Athens County Fairgrounds
6/6 – Winfield, KS – Rock N’ Country Fest
6/13 – Rothbury, MI – Double JJ Resort (The Sandy Corley Memorial Run)
6/22 – South Bend, IN – St Joseph’s County Fairgrounds
Internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated/AMA-nominated hard rock band SALIVA blasted onto the scene in 2001 with their double-platinum certified album Every Six Seconds, featuring the hit tracks ‘Superstar’, ‘Your Disease’, ‘Click Click Boom’, and ‘After Me’. Tracks from the record were featured in popular media ranging from the original Fast And The Furious film, Dracula 2000, WWE Wrestlemania and No Mercy, and video games like Spy Hunter, BMX XX, Project Gotham Racing, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003, and many more. In 2002, the band garnered more attention with former lead singer Josey Scott taking part in a duet track with Nickleback vocalist Chad Kroeger for the track ‘Hero’, appearing on the Spider-Man soundtrack. Later that year, the band’s next release, Back Into Your System, launched the track ‘Always’, which hit the #1 on the Modern Rock Charts. The next several years included more successes for the band, including 2004’s Survival Of The Sickest, which featured the hit single ‘Rest In Pieces’, and also churned out several tracks in video games like NASCAR 2005 and television events like WWE’s Unforgiven.Three years later, the band continued to see major success with 2007’s Blood Stained Love Story, which debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and boasted the popular single ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’. The band’s next two albums, Cinco Diabloand Under Your Skin,each saw Billboard Top 200 debuts within their first week of release, respectively. Now with a new singer Bobby Amaru, SALIVA looks forward to a bright future with their refreshed rock sound and line-up, which also includes guitarist Wayne Swinny, bassist Dave Novotny, and drummer Paul Crosby.
To learn more about SALIVA, please visit:
Wayne Swinny – guitars
Dave Novotny – bass
Paul Crosby – drums, percussion
Bobby Amaru – vocals
Tesla is the headliner Saturday night at the M3 Rock Festival, and it is almost a given that you will get to hear one of their new songs at the show. While I am anxious to hear the new material from Sacramento’s finest, nothing beats some classic Tesla rock & roll. Check out the clips “Modern Day Cowboy”, “Edison’s Medicine”, “What You Give”, “Fallin’ Apart” and “I Wanna Live”.
Tesla – Modern Day Cowboy
Tesla – Edison’s Medicine
Tesla – What You Give
Tesla – Fallin’ Apart
Tesla – I Wanna Live
Tickets are STILL available for the M3 Rock Festival. Get your tickets here!!
Night Ranger’s second appearance at the M3 Rock Festival will take place this Saturday Night. Night Ranger often doesn’t get the credit they deserve for their live shows. Far too many fans only know this band for their biggest hit “Sister Christian”. While this is a great song, and a staple in the Night Ranger set, this song pales in comparison to the hard rockin’ numbers that Night Ranger plays live. Night Ranger is a tremendous live band, and one that should not be missed!
Check out the Night Ranger clips “Touch of Madness” (Unofficiatl video),
Night Ranger – Touch of Madness
Night Ranger – Growin’ Up In California
Night Ranger – Sing Me Away
Tickets are STILL available for the M3 rock festival. Please visit this link for tickets!
2014 is a very exciting year for KIX! Not only is the band returning as the Friday night headliner this coming Friday night (4/25) at the M3 Rock Festival, they are also releasing their first new album since 1995’s Show Business!
KIX always steals the show at M3, and will without question be one of the weekend highlights. If you have never seen KIX perform live, you have to come to the M3 Rock festival to perform.
Check out the clips below, live from M3 in 2009!
KIX – Blow My Fuse (Live)
KIX – Cold Blood (Live)
Tickets for M3 are STILL available. You can purchase tickets at this link!
Winger’s new CD, Better Days Comin’ gets released in the United States today (April 22nd!) This Friday night, at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD, you will have an excellent opportunity to hear Winger perform some of their new songs live.
Winger – Midnight Driver of a Love Machine
Winger – Rat Race
Winger – Tin Soldier
Yes, there are two versions of Queensryche performing live today. Geoff Tate has his version of the band, and Todd La Torre fronts another one. Some Queensryche fans are die hard Tate fans, and I understand that. Those of you that haven’t given Todd La Torre a chance need to check out the clips below. This version of the band will be at the M3 Rock Festival next Saturday night, and are a force to be reckoned with. I am looking forward to hearing Mr. La Torre sing, and hearing Queensryche dust off some of their harder tunes like “Queen of the Reich” that they haven’t played in far too long.
Queensryche – Queen of the Reich (Live)
Queensryche – Fallout
Queensryche – Redemption
Jake E. Lee’s triumphant return to the hard rock world has been a blessing to many hard rock fans’ ears. Jake E. Lee’s new band Red Dragon Cartel, has been playing a bunch of club shows across the U.S. and recently performed on the Monsters of Rock cruise. Next Saturday night, Red Dragon Cartel will be taking the stage at the M3 Rock Festival.
This hard rock fan couldn’t be more excited to hear Jake E. Lee perform, and his appearance at M3 may be my most anticipated moment of this awesome two day festival in Columbia, MD.
Check out the clips “Deceived” and “Shout It Out” below.
Tickets for the M3 Rock Festival are STILL available. Get your tickets at this link!
The Sixth Annual M3 Rock Festival starts next Friday, and the 2014 lineup is stronger than ever. Each year, the fine folks at the Merriweather Post Pavillion bring in some of the finest classic rock acts in the U.S This year’s festival includes some first time acts at M3 including Autograph, Heaven’s Edge, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Femme Fatale, and John Corabi. (Corabi has been at M3 before with RATT, but never as a solo artist).
Friday Night’s headliner is Kix, and Saturday Night’s is Tesla. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Queensryche with Todd La Torre, or Jack Russell’s Great White, look no further. If you haven’t seen Extreme, Night Ranger or Stryper live, don’t miss this excellent opportunity to see them perform.
Overall, it is seventeen bands for a reasonable price, and tickets are STILL available. Don’t miss your chance to check out one of the coolest music festivals of the year.
Check out clips from Heaven’s Edge, Femme Fatale and Autograph below.
Heaven’s Edge – Skin to Skin
Femme Fatale – Falling In And Out of Love
Autograph – Turn up the Radio
Neal Schön fans can check out the new video for “What You Want” below. The smoking new track/video is taken from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U, and includes vocals by bassist Marco Mendoza and Schön, as well as drummer Deen Castronovo. SO U features Schön along with Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.
Of the new album, Ultimate Classic Rock raved, “”SO U stands tall as one of the finest albums that Neal Schön has released to date. The combination of Schön with Deen Castronovo and Marco Mendoza is a potent triple threat which delivers on every level. With nine tracks spread over 51 minutes, SO U never overstays its welcome and the typically diverse blend of material will strongly resonate with fans of Schön’s previous work, most notably Santana and Journey. I’ll be standing by and waiting for a sequel.” SO U will be available on May 19th in North America via Frontiers Records. The album can be pre-ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and via the Journey online store; those who purchase SO U now via iTunes will receive “Exotica” as an instant gratification track.
Best known as the founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schön has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time. Beginning his career 45 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana. Schön moved on in 1973 to form Journey. With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into his native state’s Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013. Along with Journey band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, Schön is responsible for co-writing “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the 20th century’s most downloaded song. As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schön continues with the band today in its latest incarnation.
In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects. His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schön still has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.” In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition “Neal Schön Signature Model Custom Les Paul” guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
As you have surely heard by now, KISS is going on tour this summer with Def Leppard. And while this is bound to be a nostalgic concert full of bombs, rock screams, and plenty of guitar solos, I find myself wondering once again what setlist will KISS trot out? Recently, the band has gone out of their way to belabor the fact that Ace and Peter were not the only guitarist and drummer the band had and that their legacy expands beyond the four original members. If Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley want to be true to that statement, this 40th anniversary tour is the perfect time for them to drive that point home.
Every time KISS goes on tour, they bring out a very similar, if not identical, setlist to the previous tour. Even when they release a new album, only one song from the album gets performed while the band is in America. Once they head overseas, they take a few more risks and play additional songs from the new record, but it never seems to happen in the states. Now they are celebrating 40 years as a band, without a record to promote. This is their prime opportunity to really tap into their catalog and dust off some hits that haven’t been played in years.
I suspect that the band will have between 80 and 90 minutes of stage time and I realize that there are some hits they have to play. A couple of years ago, KISS did bring back “Crazy, Crazy Nights,” and I thought that was a high point to their show. But why stop there? Why not really mix it up and play some tracks that people almost forgot existed. I get that deep cuts like “Almost Human” and “Sweet Pain” probably aren’t going to be played, but how about pulling out “Shandi” in the USA? What if they were to skip “I Was Made For Loving You” and decided that “Hard Luck Woman” was a better fit? I can’t speak for all fans, but I know that this KISS fan would be in all his glory. I know that “Rock And Roll All Nite” is getting performed. I am sure that “Love Gun,” “Lick It Up,” and “Firehouse” will be performed. And all of those songs are great. All I ask is that the band takes a chance and mixes in some other great songs from their catalog.
I would love to hear “I” off of Music From The Elder, or “Mr. Speed” from Rock And Roll Over. “Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em,” or “Uh! All Night” would be a dream come true. Hell even “Outta This World,” or “Never Enough” would be welcomed treats at this point. I’ve been seeing this band live since the 90s and I know what they are capable of. During the period of time when the makeup was off, Kiss performed songs from their entire catalog. But once the makeup went back on, they stuck to the safe hits. Now, it’s time to celebrate 40 years of Kiss. They even have a (yet another) greatest hits album coming out that includes one song from each record they’ve ever recorded. Why not structure the setlist in a similar fashion? For longtime/diehard fans, it would be a spectacular experience. And there could still be plenty of hits to keep the casual fan satisfied.
I will be seeing the band this summer, and I truly hope that they will go out of their way to mix it up, but I won’t hold my breath waiting to see anything out of the ordinary. Perhaps KISS will surprise me this year, and that would be lovely, but I expect to get the same 15 or 16 hits they’ve played for the last decade. And for a band that has a history as deep and long as theirs, that’s a real shame. If I had a say (and boy, I wish I did) this would be my setlist for the 40th anniversary tour:
I Just Wanna
I Love It Loud
Outta This World
Uh! All Night
I Still Love You
Nothing To Lose
Detroit Rock City
Heaven’s On Fire
Rock And Roll All Nite
What about you? Are you tired of the same setlist? Do you wish that KISS would mix it up, or are you just happy that they are still touring? Drop a line in the comments and let us know your thoughts!
ROCK LEGEND ACE FREHLEY SIGNS
WORLDWIDE MULTI ALBUM DEAL WITH
ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC
“SPACE INVADER,” FIRST NEW ALBUM
IN FIVE YEARS, AVAILABLE ON 6/24/14
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY will release SPACE INVADER, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on June 24th, 2014. The album will include at least nine brand new original songs as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s “The Joker.” This album is the first release under Frehley’s new universal deal on eOne Music.
Frehley has released an official statement surrounding the exciting news:
Widely known as the original “Space Ace” and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley, released in 1978, went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums; (peaking at #13). The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show “Entourage” and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics. “’Anomaly’ shows why many rock and metal guitarists list ‘Space Ace’ as a prime six-string influence,” said Rolling Stone.ACE FREHLEY will participate in the 2014 REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS show by presenting the Dimebag Darrell “Best Guitarist” Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde. The awards show will take place on April 23, 2014 at the CLUB NOKIA Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now!
Frehley adds comment.
“SONGS FROM THE BASEMENT” WILL NOT BE DENIED!
3 DOORS DOWN ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOURING PLANS
Band Has Been “In The Basement” Digging Up Additional Repertoire
For Run Set To Commence May 30th In Friant, CA
3DD REVEAL THEY ARE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE IN 2015
3 Doors Down has announced Summer plans that feature additional “3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement” dates fueled by public demand alongside select plugged in electric dates at festivals in select markets. Fans have embraced and celebrated the band’s acoustic touring since they first began staging these performances in January featuring deep cuts and hits from their catalog of songs. Over the last few months, they have been “in the basement” digging up more gems to perform on these upcoming shows alongside their biggest hits. Limited VIP tickets featuring on stage seating will be made available offering the rare chance to “sit in the basement with the band” in this intimate, live setting. Singer Brad Arnold shares, “The acoustic shows are a blast, and we have an amazing connection with our fans during the performances. We are excited to get back out on the road and play these songs for the rest of America!” Arnold has posted a video coinciding with this announcement: http://bit.ly/1qoLnCK
Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, and the members of 3 Doors Down have assembled in a Nashville studio to begin writing songs for their sixth studio album to be released in 2015. Alongside the founding members, the new repertoire is a collective effort with all members participating in the writing process.
On June 28 & 29, 3 Doors Down will appear at the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan for Freedom Fest. They will also perform on the 4th of July at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickman in Oahu, HI. The band has repeatedly committed their energies to supporting the troops across the globe. This marks the 3 Doors Down’s return to the Islands, having performed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii on July 5, 2008 in Honolulu. The Okinawa visit marks their first show in Japan.
Confirmed appearances include:
5/30 Friant, CA Table Mountain Casino *
5/31 Temecula, CA Lake Skinner Regional Park*
Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
6/03 Coquitlam, BC Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
6/04 Prince George, BC CN Centre
6/06 Calgary, AB Cowboys
6/07 Bonnyville, AB C2 Flint Field House
6/09 Regina, SK Casino Regina Show Lounge
6/10 Winnipeg, MB Club Regent Casino – Event Center
6/11 Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater
6/14 Las Vegas, NV “Rock Of Vegas” – Fremont Street Experience*
6/28 Okinawa, Japan Kadena Air Base*
6/29 Okinawa, Japan Kadena Air Base*
7/04 Oahu, HI Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickman*
7/12 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theater
7/13 Cedar Rapids, IA The Paramount Theatre
7/15 Chicago, IL House of Blues
7/18 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA*
7/19 Goshen, IN Elkhart County Fair*
7/20 Norfolk, NE MusicFest 2014 – DeVent Center*
7/23 Lewiston, NY Artpark – Outdoor Amphitheater*
7/24 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
7/26 Readington, NJ Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning*
7/27 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
7/29 Westbury, NY The Space at Westbury
7/30 Cohasset, MA South Shore Music Circus
8/01 Newport, RI Newport Yachting Center
8/02 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/03 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
8/05 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
8/07 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
8/08 Washington, MO Washington Town & Country Fair*
8/17 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
8/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
8/20 Norfolk, VA The Norva
8/23 Durant, OK Choctaw Event Center*
8/24 Midland, TX Wagner Noël Performing
8/26 Corpus Christi, TX Selena Auditorium
8/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
8/29 Charenton, LA Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino
8/30 Beaumont, TX Jefferson Theater
8/31 Abilene, TX Paramount Theatre
9/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
9/05 Tampa, FL Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
9/06 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
9/07 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
9/10 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
9/11 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
9/13 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair*
* Cites Electric Performance
KYNG’s Sophomore effort, Burn The Serum is in stores now! Check out the audio clip for the band’s new song “Electric Halo” below! This is awesome stuff!
1. Burn The Serum
2. Lost One
3. Electric Halo
4. Sewn Shut
6. Self Medicated Man
7. The Ode
8. In the Land of Pigs
9. Sunday Smile
10. Big Ugly Me
11. Paper Heart Rose
Check out Kyng on Tour on one of the select dates below.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Tickets & Info at KyngBand.com
With LACUNA COIL, EVE TO ADAM, NOTHING MORE
Apr 16 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Apr 17 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s
Apr 18 – Spring Lake Park, MN – POV’s
Apr 19 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
Apr 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr 22 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
Apr 23 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Apr 26 – Ft. Meyers, FL – Fort Rock *
Apr 27 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville *
With KILL DEVIL HILL, CROBOT
Apr 28 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Apr 29 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggys By The Sea
May 02 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live *
May 03 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion *
May 04 – Huntington, WV – V Club
May 06 – New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
May 07 – West Springfield, VA – Empire
May 08 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
May 09 – Syracuse, NY – The Chance
May 10 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above This Fest
May 11 – Worcester, MA – Upstairs @ The Palladium
May 13 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub & Billiards
May 15 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
May 16 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range *
May 17 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
May 20 – Joliet – Mojoes
May 21 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
May 23 – Pyor, OK – Rocklahoma *
May 24 – San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest *
Catch Slash Jamming a Few Tracks with MOTÖRHEAD this Friday, April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA & at Coachella on 4/13 & 4/20
New Single ‘Crying Shame’ – At Radio Now + Watch the Lyric Video HERE
Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was busy last weekend making a very unique local appearance at the home opener for the LA KISS AFL football team at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA – taking part in the official coin toss! There were over 14,000 fans in attendance to see the LA KISS take on the Portland Thunder. Steel Panther played the halftime show with Nita Strauss of the Iron Maidens as the guest guitarist! See above for a shot of Lemmy as he prepared for the coin toss with a referee and several AFL players.
MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.
**This just in – the one and only Slash will jam on a few tracks with MOTÖRHEAD at their Los Angeles date this Friday, as well as both Coachella dates!
MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:
4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella
MOTÖRHEAD is taking part in Record Store Day 2014 in a big way – offering a must-have collectible item! The band is releasing a limited and numbered special edition Aftershock picture disc vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19th. The 180-gram picture discs are limited to 4,500 units worldwide and are individually numbered. Go to www.recordstoreday.com to find a participating Record Store Day store near you.
Catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson,and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon. Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat, as well as full details and cabin pricing, are on sale now at www.MotorheadCruise.com.
MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock did not only act as another stellar addition to the band’s legendary catalog, but is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of 2013. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD’s biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date.You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via Amazon.com at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).
Learn more about MOTÖRHEAD at these websites:
Official Lemmy Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialLemmy
Official MOTÖRHEAD Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Twitter: @MyMotorhead
Official MOTÖRHEAD Website: www.imotorhead.com
SINNER SINNERS Blends Punk-Inspired Anthems with Classic Rock Influences on “XI”
“SINNER SINNERS play loud, powerful and unapologetic rock and roll with a calm humility that belies the crazed power that lies beneath.” – TwoGuysMetalReviews.com
Ah, the days of pure, raucous, outspoken, and aggressive rock n’ roll often seem to have passed. But while this sound has almost entirely evaded the mainstream, at least one up and coming band in Los Angeles is poised to bring it back, while proving that truly honest and outstanding rock music isn’t always fuelled by animosity or anger, but often by a pure passion for music and the one you’re making it with.
Happily married couple Steve and Sam Thill met in a small town in the center of France at the age of 15 and fell fast in love. Eight years later in 2009, the couple started SINNER SINNERS out of their mutual love of rock music and desire to be at each other’s sides throughout all aspects of their musical careers. Since their inception and relocation to Los Angeles, SINNER SINNERS have pushed their forceful punk-influenced rock n’ roll out to the controlled masses, but see 2014 as a figurative launching pad designed to hit the big time.
“Being in a band with my wife – working on songs and performing shows – is a very different concept than any other band I’ve seen or been in before,” states Steve Thill. “There’s a chemistry that can’t be matched, plus we’ve been together since we’re teens and grew up together. We know each other very well and it translates well into our songwriting.”
SINNER SINNERS offers a brand new full-length album XI, which will hit digital stores via independent release on the band’s Cadavra Records on April 21, 2014. Take a listen to two new tracks, ‘Riot’ (http://youtu.be/Ndz6GpOXvd0) and ‘Reckless’ (http://youtu.be/Juhp6zLIRdk), via YouTube now.
As with their 2011 release Cardinal Sins, the band enlisted producer Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Amusement Park On Fire, The Morlocks), and recorded at the Glory Hole in Hollywood, CA (the previous album also featured production duties from Pascal Mondaz). Interesting fact, SINNER SINNERS recorded with Nic at the same time as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, actually trading places in the studio throughout the course of the process.
SINNER SINNERS do not want fans to confuse producer loyalty with a desire to do the same old thing, however. “We wanted something completely different from the first record, something more aggressive and straight forward, louder and faster,” states Steve Thill. “Strangely enough, The Doors and the Rolling Stones are probably our biggest influences and the only bands we would listen to during the writing and recording process.”
Thill adds, “We love Nic, we’re good friends. It gives a different dynamic, there’s no filter or holding back even when it comes scream at each other. He’s a great producer and knows how to push us beyond our limits.”
SINNER SINNERS keeps busy outside of the studio as well, boasting recent performances with Black Flag, The Sonics, The Lords of Altamont, The Morlocks, The Creepshow and many more.
This is just the beginning for SINNER SINNERS! To learn more about the band, please visit these websites:
Twitter and Instagram: @sinnersinners
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
TO JOIN AEROSMITH FOR
“LET ROCK RULE”
NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
LAUNCHES JULY 10 IN NEW YORK
SLASH ANNOUNCES THIRD SOLO STUDIO ALBUM OUT THIS
Today (Tuesday, April 8), SLASH joined Aerosmith for a roof-raising set in front of a packed crowd at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in celebration of their forthcoming headlining North American tour this summer. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below). SLASH and Aerosmith–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Los Angeles, Cali. (The Forum), San Francisco, Cali. (Sleep Train Pavilion) and Boston, Mass. (Xfinity Center), among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park). Expect SLASH and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to announce additional solo dates in between the arena shows.
“Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock & roll bands of all time,” says SLASH. “It’s an honor for me to go out & tour with them and keep the rock & roll banner flying high.”
The SLASH pre-sale begins on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 AM local time on: http://slashonline.com/tour. The ticket package includes: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the NEW SLASH album (due in Sept 2014) and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. Citi® cardmembers will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Monday, April 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (guitar)–will return this September with their third studio album, title TBA and second album with this line-up. The group is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which is being helmed by producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus).The group is recording a total of 17 songs–including one instrumental. “It’s very rock. It’s more up-tempo than the last record was,” states vocalist KENNEDY. “Slash has got some really great riffs on this record. Killer stuff…” “The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance,” adds bassist TODD KERNS. “The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. We’re all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can.”
SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others. SLASH explains, “We’ve worked really well together from the start. I never thought about how it’s progressed. It’s real natural and like any sort of close relationship, we established it early on and now we’re just sort of doing our thing, it’s just a really cool kind of synergy that we’ve got.” Apocalyptic Love earned SLASH two first-ever No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The album’s third single, “Anastasia,” cracked the Top 10 at Modern and Active Rock and Top Five at Mainstream Rock.
Watch SLASH’s “Real To Reel” webisodes happening now in the studio at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series is documenting the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last, the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record the new album from start to finish.
Following the summer run with Aerosmith, the group will return to the U.K. and Europe. Expect more shows to be announced shortly.
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour datesare as follows:
|Thu||7/10||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre|
|Sun||7/13||Kitchener, ON, Canada||McLennan Park|
|Wed||7/16||Mansfield, MA||Xfinity Center|
|Sat||7/19||Cadott, WI||Rock Fest|
|Tue||7/22||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|Fri||7/25||Tinley Park, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|Wed||7/30||Inglewood, CA||The Forum|
|Sat||8/2||Las Vegas, NV||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Fri||8/8||Stateline, NV||Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys|
|Wed||8/13||Concord, CA||Sleep Train Pavilion|
|Sat||8/16||George, WA||The Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Tue||8/19||Denver, CO||Pepsi Center|
|Fri||8/22||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Mon||8/25||The Woodlands, TX||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|Thu||8/28||Atlanta, GA||Phillips Arena|
|Sun||8/31||Atlantic City, NJ||Boardwalk Hall|
|Wed||9/3||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Sat||9/6||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Tue||9/9||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Fri||9/12||Sydney, NS, Canada||Open Hearth Park|
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band are currently in the studio at work on a new album set for release September 2014. www.slashonline.com.
AEROSMITH–Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums)–are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44thannual SHOF ceremony also in 2013. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia), the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:
When Josey Scott left Saliva in 2011, the band had two options, (a). break up or (b) start over by finding a new front man. Thankfully, the band chose plan b, and found a new singer, Bobby Amaru (Amaru, Burn Season).
Starting over is always a daunting task for any band, especially one with a huge fan base like Saliva. Luckily, Amaru was a great find, and his voice works perfectly for Saliva. I expect a lot of great things for this new era of Saliva, and I really like the direction the band has moved in with their latest album Rise Up.
Rise Up is a heavier album for Saliva, but not so heavy that it will disappoint the band’s fans. This album is packed with radio friendly rockers, and many songs that could easily be hits for Saliva.
The album cover fits the title track “Rise Up” perfectly. When you hear this song you will definitely want to throw your fist in the air! As much as I like “Rise Up”, it does not even compare to “She Can Sure Hide Crazy”. Easily my favorite track on “Rise Up”, this catchy rocker is going to be a huge song for Saliva!
“Lost” is a mid-tempo number that I expect to be another hit for Saliva. It is great to hear Wayne Swinny cutting lose with some big, clean guitar riffs on this song.
“Redneck Freakshow” sounds like classic Saliva. This is another heavy rocker with a killer beat! I love Paul Crosby’s drumming on this song. This is another one of my new Saliva favorites.
I find myself headbanging every time the song “Army” comes up. This is another cool rocker with a great beat courtesy of Mr. Crosby. Love the vocals too!
“In It To Win It” is one of the heaviest Saliva songs ever, and this fist pumping rocker should be a real crowd pleaser in Saliva’s live set.
Saliva’s new album Rise Up will definitely put the band back on the road to success. I have been enjoying this album, and I think you will to.
Rise Up will be released April 29th to a store near you, and on iTunes and Amazon.com. Don’t miss this!
Wayne Swinny – guitars
Dave Novotny – bass
Paul Crosby – drums, percussion
Bobby Amaru – vocals
Lets face it, if you haven’t anally followed the latest sexploits of the legendary and almighty Steel Panther than you either have a good day job or you spend far too much time loitering in the boys locker room at school. Do you like Boobs? The four biggest boobs rockin’ the East Side of West Hollywood have just released a colossal new CD, epically titled “All You Can Eat,” and one good serving leaves you with nothing to be desired.
When Steel Panther released 2009’s “Feel The Steel,” fans clamored for a closer look at real men donning real spandex in front of real Marshall Stacks; and the result was an overwhelming display of debauchery. Critics called it a joke and said it wouldn’t last! What does a critic know anyway?
When the band’s demanding tour schedule finally slowed down to just 8 shows a week, the band let their “Balls Out” in 2011 to an album that nearly cleared through 13,000 copies sold in it’s first week of independent release and instantly became the highest illegally downloaded display of sexual disorientation since someone digitized that VHS tape of Traci Lords and her tennis racket. As YouTube videos arose, a sudden demand for AquaNet developed around the world and a new generation of teens found hope in the depressing world of post-grunge anti-metal; there was something greater that they could aspire to be – Steel ‘Fan’thers. After all, if you can’t make a living being who and what they are … and YOU can’t! … then at least you can get on the bandwagon and support the positive side of having a wang and flailing it in public for the good of rock and roll!
On Thursday, April 3rd, Hustler Hollywood, the premier destination for all things that make a body feel good, opened its Sunset Strip doors to just 100 “invite only” die-hard fanatics that patiently lined the boulevard. A host of news reporters with cameras in tow and eager magazine writers gathered; looking to celebrate the long awaited release of Steel Panther’s 2014 CD titled “All You Can Eat.”
When the band arrived, somewhat disheveled and grinning ear to ear, they were escorted onto the stage area by a bevy of Hustler Models in fishnet tights and bejeweled mini-shorts, with tousled hair and dazed looks. Some even appeared to be weak in the knees, which meant only one thing; the boys were back in town! Kevin Chiaramonte, the band’s management representative, fielded questions from the audience as national magazine editors begged for answers to the real dirt fans want to hear about. “How does one cure herpes?” “Why does it burn when I pee?” and a long list of other less introspective questions were asked and answered. You’ll have to visit www.SteelPanther.tv for a broadcast of the day’s event to see if the band answered a question you may have.
Poised for action with an acoustic guitar and a pink polka dot bass (and hand held mirror), guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx, drummer Stix Zadinia and front man Michael Starr performed an all-hits set of song selections from their three CD’s. During the set, one high school fan got the treat of a lifetime. After begging Starr to take her to the prom, he responded by bringing her on stage for a personal rendition of the Steel Panther song “Girl From Oklahoma.”
The after-party took place at the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill where the band supplied fans with an unending supply of pizza along with two special drinks they personally added to the bar selections – “The Glory Hole” (A Jack Daniels and Pepsi concoction) and “The Pussy Whipped” (which blended Cranberry Juice, Vodka and a spurt of what might have been soda). Attendees spent the evening getting up close and personal with the band. Each “Fanther” got a chance to take a photo or have their boobs signed with no regrets. Raging on until well after midnight, Steel Panther bid farewell with thanks, boarding their Panther mobile and leaving fans to continue the party without them.
During the meet and greet session, members of the band shared that with National Tour Dates starting in May of 2014, their Hollywood House of Blues Monday Night Residency will have just three dates scheduled before coming to an end. Complete details, news updates, social media links and the forthcoming tour dates can be found on the Steel Panther’s official website at www.SteelPanther.tv .
Article and photos courtesy of Joe Dolan.
I have been listening to Alter Bridge’s fourth album Fortress for a few months now, and I have to say I am disappointed….. disappointed that more people aren’t talking about this album, and that it isn’t getting more praise.
Fortress may be Alter Bridge’s most complex album yet, and quite possibly their best. Mark Tremonti shows his metal roots, by crafting one of the heaviest Alter Bridge albums yet. His guitar work seems to get better and better with every album. On Fortress, Tremtonti’s riffs are heavy enough to please metal heads, but not so heavy to scare off Alter Bridge’s constantly growing fan base.
Myles Kennedy probably gets more press while signing with Slash, but he should get a lot more attention for his performance on Fortress. One word describes his vocals on this album, brilliant! Kennedy’s vocals are constantly soaring to new heights, and no matter how heavy the music becomes, his voice complements Tremonti’s playing perfectly. There are times when Kennedy’s range gives me goose bumps. In example the song “Calm the Fire” starts off with a brief acoustic in which Kennedy pushes his voice at high octave but at a slower tempo. The song transforms into a fantastic rocker that to my ears is simply amazing! This is easily my favorite track on the album, but Fortress is full of great stuff like this.
If you miss songs like “Addicted to Pain”, “Cry of Achilles”, “Bleed it Dry”, or “Waters Rising” you are really missing out on some of the best heavy tracks of 2013 and of Alter Bridge’s career. Check this one out!!
01. Cry of Achilles
02. Addicted to Pain
03. Bleed It Dry
05. The Uninvited
06. Peace Is Broken
07. Calm The Fire
08. Waters Rising
09. Farther Than The Sun
10. Cry A River
11. All Ends Well
Alter Bridge is:
Myles Kennedy – Vocals, Guitar
Mark Tremonti – Guitars, Vocals
Brian Marshall – Drums
Scott Phillips – Bass
Man oh mercy, I have always been a fan of German metal, and I always anticipate new material from Gammy Ray.. I can always expect quality releases from this band, and Gamma Ray’s latest opus Empire of the Undead is no exception.
Heavy Metal can not be stopped, and Empire of the Undead is living proof. The home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for Gamma ray, and many metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving much of its contents in ruins. The Empire Of The Undead masters managed to make it through unscathed.
Thank God it dead, as the band’s 11th album, Empire of the Undead is packed full of amazing solos, great vocals, and excellent metal tracks clocking in at over an hour in length. While Gamma Ray hasn’t completely abandoned the Power metal format, to my ears, Empire of the Unead is more of a pure heavy metal album with hints of influence of Judas Priest in the music. The songs are heavy and fast, but at a pace that you will find yourself singing along. Kai Hansen delivers fantastic metal riffs that need to be played at high volume to fully appreciate it. (If you play this in a car beware, it may be detrimental to your driving record.)
My favorites on this album are “Hellbent”, “Pale Rider”, “Master of Confusion”, the title track “Empire of the Undead”, and the (possibly) Queen influenced “Time for Deliverance”.
Empire of the Undead will be released April 15th in the United States. Every metal fan ought to give this album a listen. It is easily one of Gamma Ray’s best albums yet and it gets better with every listen. Don’t miss this!
Get it at Amazon.com here!
03. Pale Rider
04. Born To Fly
05. Master of Confusion
06. Empire of the Undead
07. Time for Deliverance
10. I Will Return
Gamma Ray is:
Kai Hansen – rhythm & lead guitar, lead vocals
Henjo Richter – lead & rhythm guitar, keyboards
Dirk Schlächter – bass
Michael Ehré – drums
VOLBEAT TO BEGIN NEAR SOLD-OUT SPRING RUN OF U.S. APRIL 3 AT DENVER’S FILLMORE AUDITORIUM
Band Wins “Best International Alternative Act” Echo Award In Germany Selected Over 30 Seconds To Mars, Placebo, Imagine Dragons and Black Sabbath
Denmark — Volbeat returns to North America this week on a tour that takes the band coast-to-coast. The run begins at The Fillmore in Denver, CO on April 3, and will wrap on May 10 at the Susquehanna Bank Center Arena in Camden, NJ. Sold-out appearances include Denver, CO (4/03 – Fillmore), Mescalero, NM (4/04 – Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort), Anaheim, CA (4/06 – The Grove), Spokane, WA (4/11 – Knitting Factory ), Missoula, MT (4/15 – Wilma Theatre), Fargo, ND (4/17 – The Venue), Niagara Falls, NY (5/05 – Rapids Theatre) and Hampton Beach, NH (5/09 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom). The majority of the dates on the band’s itinerary are close being sold-out as well. Trivium and Digital Summer will support Volbeat on this excursion.
This past week, Volbeat won Germany’s Echo Award for “Best International Alternative Act” (pictured above). The quartet was selected over other contenders in the category 30 Seconds To Mars, Placebo, Imagine Dragons, and Black Sabbath.
Since the release of the band’s latest album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies via Republic in the U.S., the title has sold more than 300,000 copies according to Soundscan, alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. Volbeat received their first Grammy Nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category for “Room 24″ (Volbeat Featuring King Diamond). The band’s repertoire has become a staple at Active Rock radio, cementing the band’s relevance with five consecutive #1 singles at the format. Their latest “Dead But Rising” climbs to #3 this week at Active Rock. Overseas, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland.
Since forming in Copenhagen in 2000, Volbeat has released five studio albums, and two live offerings that have turned the band into superstars, collecting platinum discs and prestigious awards making them one of the most talked about bands around the world. Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, debuted at No. 1 in the band’s home country of Denmark alongside Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Austria. The new release saw a debut at No. 2 in Finland, No. 4 in the Netherlands and Sweden, and No. 9 in The United States. Volbeat is Michael Poulsen (vocals/guitar), Anders Kjølholm (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums), joined by former Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, who produced the new album with longtime Volbeat co-producer Jacob Hansen.
The upcoming tour marks Volbeat’s fourth visit to North American this album cycle, and follows an excursion as headliners of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour in August and September, 2013. This past year, the band has been one of the largest touring draws on the European continent headlining both festivals and a arena tour, and they appeared at the major Japanese festival Summer Sonic 2013 in both Tokyo and Osaka. Cumulatively, Volbeat has performed for over a million fans since the current album was released. Confirmed appearances for Spring, 2014 include:
4/03 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
4/04 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort
4/05 Tucson, AZ Pima County Fairgrounds
4/06 Anaheim, CA The Grove
4/08 Modesto, CA Modesto Centre Plaza
4/09 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theatre
4/10 Medford, OR Medford Armory
4/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
4/13 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
4/14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
4/15 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
4/17 Fargo, ND The Venue
4/18 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
4/19 Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center
4/21 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
4/22 Cleveland, OH The Agora
4/23 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre
4/25 Tampa, FL T.B. Times Forum – WXTB
4/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville
4/27 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
4/28 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
5/01 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
5/02 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live / Lunatic Luau
5/03 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion
5/05 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
5/06 Poughkeepsie, NY Mid Hudson Civic Center
5/08 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
5/09 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center / WMMR