2014 ROCKSTAR ENERGY UPROAR FESTIVAL
WILL FEATURE HEADLINERS GODSMACK,
ALONG WITH SEETHER, SKILLET, BUCKCHERRY,
POP EVIL, ESCAPE THE FATE, REDLIGHT KING,
3 YEARS HOLLOW, WITHIN REASON, NEW MEDICINE,
SONS OF REVELRY, SUICIDEGIRLS AND MORE
FESTIVAL KICKS OFF AUGUST 15 IN DETROIT, MI
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15 in Detroit with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show,These Raven Skies, and Tattered. As part of the 2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, winners Sons Of Revelry will perform on the UPROAR Festival Stage for the entire five week trek.
Initial tour dates are listed below, and additional tour dates for the August 15-September 21 trek will be announced soon. Visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com for the most current festival information.
21st century hard rock titans Godsmack have sold over 20 million records worldwide. The band’s new smash single “1000hp” recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart and it’s already Top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart in its first week. Godsmack will release their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5. Frontman and founder Sully Erna says, “UPROAR Festival has been a long part of Godsmack’s history; we can’t wait to get out with some of our longtime friends and play our new music for our fans.”
Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on July 1 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group. The album features the ferocious first single “Words As Weapons.” Seether says, “We’re looking forward to heading back out and rocking some faces off on this year’s Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival!”
“We’re excited to welcome UPROAR veterans Godsmack, Seether, Escape The Fate and Redlight King back for another year and also can’t wait to hit the road with all the other amazing rock bands joining us for the first time. We look forward to creating an incredible UPROAR experience for rock fans in every city we visit,” say festival producers John Oakes and John Reese.
Check out a promo video for the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival which includes an appearance from Sully Erna from Godsmack here: http://youtu.be/G3h3Guru50Q.
Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows listed below go on sale this Friday, June 20. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets.
For the first 72 hours after tickets go on sale for each show, Godsmack and the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival are offering a ticket upgrade option exclusively through Ticketmaster. During this time period, those who buy a ticket for the festival via www.RockstarUPROAR.com can also pre-order the new Godsmack digital album 1000hp (out August 5) for only $7.99, and will receive Godsmack’s brand new “1000hp” single as an early track.
TheRockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands on the UPROAR Main Stage and Festival Stage, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.
Since its inception in 2010, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival continues to receive widespread praise from the media. Here’s a sample of what the press have said:
“one of the most anticipated tours of the summer for rock fans”
–Mary Ouellette, Loudwire.com, August 13, 2013
“A juggernaut of a summer tour illuminating that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well”
–Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com, September 19, 2013
“the best tour of the year”
–Brandon Veal, Examiner.com, September 19, 2012
“a dream lineup for hard rock fans”
–Paige Montgomery, Denver Post, October 6, 2011
“one of the most electric tours of the year”
–Revolver, September/October 2010
The current Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:
Date Market Venue
Friday 8/15 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Saturday 8/16 Peru, IL Illinois Valley Regional Airport + =
Sunday 8/17 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend *
Friday 8/22 Syracuse, NY New York State Fairgrounds * #
Sunday 8/24 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Tuesday 8/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Wednesday 8/27 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion
Friday 8/29 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheater
Saturday 8/30 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre +
Tuesday 9/2 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Wednesday 9/3 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Friday 9/5 Bonner Springs, KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Sunday 9/7 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Tuesday 9/9 Denver, CO 1STBANK Center $ @ ^ % &
Thursday 9/11 Post Falls, ID Greyhound Park *
(KHTQ’s presents Rock Hard At The Park Powered By Rockstar Energy Drink
Friday 9/12 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre * + ? @ &
(KISW’s Pain In The Grass)
# Buckcherry will not be performing at this show
$ Escape The Fate will not be performing at this show
= Pop Evil will not be performing at this show
^ Redlight King will not be performing at this show
* Seether will not be performing at this show
+ Skillet will not be performing at this show
% Sons Of Revelry will not be performing at this show
? SuicideGirls will not be performing at this show
& Tattered will not be performing at this show
@ These Raven Skies will not be performing at this show
3 Years Hollow will be performing on dates from August 15-26
Within Reason will be performing on dates from August 27-September 9
New Medicine will be performing on dates from September 11-21
The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including
Rockstar Energy Drink, Blackstream Records, Yamaha Motorcycles,
COLDCOCK Herbal Whiskey, Rockford Fosgate, MATADOR Beef Jerky,
F*ck Cancer, and UNKNOWN Industries.
SIMPLICITY is the band’s seventh studio full length LP and fifteenth release overall. The new effort is the followup to FOREVER MORE, which was released in October 2008 and featured the single “I Wanna Live.”
For KIX, not recording any new music for two decades has been far too long. Fans have made it known for years that they want new music. And now, the time has finally come. The Maryland band is primed and ready to ROCK YOUR FACE OFF with their seventh new album set for release August 5 on Loud & Proud Records. It’s everything fans know and love them for: a raucous, roaring and real display of rock ‘n’ roll. The first single, “Love Me With Your Top Down,” will be released to radio and online retail outlets later this month. As guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe explains, “When we first played ‘Love Me With Your Top Down’ live just a few months ago, it went over like gangbusters with the fans. It’s a catchy little tune with classic KIX flavor, a perfect choice for the first taste of the record.”
KING DIAMOND has confirmed what has been rumored for several weeks: a full North American tour this Fall! The long-awaited trek will commence on October 11th in Atlanta and wrap up with the previously announced performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. A limited edition KING DIAMOND jacket will be available through the SHOWstubs.com fan club presale, which begins tomorrow, June 24th. Tickets will be on sale online and at box offices nationwide on Friday, June 27th.
10/11/2014 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
10/13/2014 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
10/14/2014 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
10/16/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/17/2014 Olympia – Montreal, QC
10/18/2014 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
10/19/2014 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
10/21/2014 The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
10/22/2014 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/24/2014 Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
10/26/2014 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28/2014 The Moose Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/30/2014 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
10/31/2014 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/01/2014 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2014 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
11/06/2014 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08/2014 Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX
The Raskins, as it has been announced have been invited to open for Mötley Crüe on their upcoming Final Tour, which is already sold out in many markets and also features very special guest Alice Cooper.
In anticipation of such a huge tour and career crossroads, The Raskins (which is comprised of Logan and Roger Raskin) have brought in respected producer Brett Hestla to re-mix 4 tracks from their self-titled debut album (released May 13th via MIRAL Records distributed by BDG/RED Distribution, LLC – a division of SONY Music Entertainment). Hestla first came to prominence as the touring bassist in CREED from 1999-2004. After Creed disbanded, he joined with Clint Lowery from Sevendust and Corey Lowery from Stuck Mojo to form DARK NEW DAY.
While Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour will see one of rock’s most iconic groups gracefully bow out from the touring circuit, it will introduce one of the most promising rocks acts to a whole new audience from coast to coast. Get ready to rock with The Raskins!
CONFIRMED DATES OF MÖTLEY CRÜE/ALICE COOPER/THE RASKINS TOUR:
07/02/14 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
07/04/14 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
07/05/14 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/06/14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
07/08/14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
07/09/14 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/11/14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
07/12/14 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
07/13/14 Tulsa, OK Bok Center
07/15/14 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
07/16/14 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/18/14 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
07/19/14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/21/14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
07/22/14 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/23/14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/25/14 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
07/26/14 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
07/27/14 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/29/14 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/30/14 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/01/14 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
08/02/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
08/03/14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
08/05/14 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip
08/06/14 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
08/08/14 Tinley Park, IL First Midway Bank Amphitheatre
08/09/14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12/14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
08/13/14 Burgettston, PA First Niagara Pavilion
08/15/14 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
08/16/14 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/17/14 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/19/14 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
08/20/14 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
08/22/14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
08/23/14 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/24/14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
08/26/14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/27/14 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
08/29/14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/30/14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
10/10/14 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Arena
10/11/14 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/14 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
10/14/14 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
10/15/14 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/19/14 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/14 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
10/24/14 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
10/25/14 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Event Center
10/26/14 Montville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/28/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/29/14 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter Complex
11/05/14 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/06/14 Southaven, MS Landers Center
11/08/14 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
11/09/14 Moline, IL iWireless Center
11/11/14 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
11/12/14 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
11/13/14 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
11/15/14 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/16/14 Fargo, ND FargoDome
11/22/14 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
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I find it very hard to believe that 1994 was 20 years ago. I was such a young pup then. The music was fantastic, hard rock ruled the radio, and two bands released the best records of their careers. Yes, I am referring to Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails, who are touring together on a double bill this summer.
And while I would love to hear Superunknown and The Downward Spiral performed in their entirety, I realize that probably won’t happen. A fan can dream though.
Seeing those two bands in concert this summer is certainly going to be a journey down Nostalgia Avenue. 1994 was one of the greatest years in my life and it was also one of the greatest years for rock music. Here now are some of the rock release highlights from 20 years ago.
In August of 1994, a little known band out of England named Oasis released their first record, Definitely Maybe. The album got the band all sorts of attention with critics loving the release and fans buying it in droves. With such wonderful songs as “Live Forever,” and “Rock And Roll Star,” it’s no wonder the record was such a hit. Oasis went on to become a force in the world of rock music, recording numerous hits over the next few years, but in-fighting amongst brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher ultimately led to
the demise of this wonderful band.
The all but forgotten group The Toadies released their debut, Rubberneck, which was a solid album and one I thoroughly enjoyed. The lead single, “Possum Kingdom” received a plethora of radio play, helping to cement The Toadies as a band to watch. I still don’t understand why they never got more traction.
In 2001 the band released their sophomore disc which quickly flopped and the band went into limbo.
Earlier this year, The Toadies announced that Rubberneck would receive a 20th complete with 5 previously unavailable bonus tracks. The band will be out on the road performing the album in its entirety.
Bush debuted Sixteen Stone, which was one of the best selling debut albums in rock. Upon its release Sixteen Stone was slow to gain any movement, but after several months and the release of “Everything Zen,” and “Come Down” as singles, record sales picked up. The album would eventually sell over 6 million copies and launch Bush into short lived superstardom. When their second album (Razorblade Suitcase) tanked, most fans quickly forgot about the band. Bush split up in 2002, only to reform eight years later. They are currently in the studio working on a new record.
Green Day had their major label debut release, Dookie, and in 1994 there was no album that 21-year old Ryo Vie loved more. From start to finish, this record was a pure masterpiece. Dookie was my first real exposure to punk rock and it opened many doors for my music loving ears. The fast chords, the hard hitting, overpowering vocals, and themes of anger, doubt, and confusion resonated within my young mind. After hearing “Longview” just once, I was hooked and considered myself a Green Day fan. Songs like “She,” “When I Come Around,” and “Coming Clean” were played endlessly and at maximum volume.
For a young man still trying to find his direction in life, Dookie served as my soundtrack.
Classic Veteran Releases
While 1994 contained some exceptional debut albums from a new crop of soon-to-be-famous rockers, the veterans of rock and roll would not allow themselves to be outdone.
In July, The Rolling Stones released Voodoo Lounge, proving they could still make new music that fans wanted to hear. This was the first Rolling Stones album without bassist Bill Wyman, who departed the band in 1991. Daryl Jones would fill in on bass and become the group’s regular bassist from that point on, although he never became an official member of the Rolling Stones. It was the first Stones record in five years and was released to critical and commercial success. Voodoo Lounge reached number 2 on the
US charts, eventually going double platinum. Four singles would be released from the record including “Love Is Strong” and “You Got Me Rocking.” The Stones would head out on a world tour that would last the next 18 months. Voodoo Lounge would ultimately win a Grammy for best rock record.
Tesla released Bust A Nut which sold well behind the strength of the super amazing “Mama’s Fool.” This was the tail end of Tesla’s reign on the rock world. They had been lumped in with the “hair” band category of rock, and as fans turned more toward grunge and punk they turned away from this style (or perceived style) of music. Bust A Nut would be certified Gold by 1995, but Tesla would split up that year and eventually reform in 2000.
Vitalogy from Pearl Jam hit the record stores, affirming that the band was one of the hottest groups around. The album included some of the band’s biggest hits including “Immortality,” “Corduroy,” and “Not For You.” And while the band was still battling Ticketmaster and still struggling to find venues where they could perform live, it didn’t halt record sales. Vitalogy would sell more than 877,000 copies in its first week of release and go on to become certified platinum 5 times over. Not bad for a record that never received a proper tour.
Not to be outdone by their fellow grunge rockers, Nirvana released their MTV Unplugged performance which was quickly gobbled up by the Nirvana faithful, ultimately going 5x platinum. Fans attempting to survive in a post-Cobain world were treated to one last great live album which featured spectacular covers of “The Man Who Sold The World” and “Where Did You Sleep Last Night.” The record debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is one of the band’s most successful releases.
Motley Crue’s lesser known (but still quite fantastic) self titled album with John Corabi on vocals was put out on March 15th of that year. It was the first Motley Crue album released since 1989’s Dr. Feelgood. And while I personally feel that “Hooligan’s Holiday” and “Misunderstood” are two of the greatest Motley Crue songs recorded, most fans did not feel the same way. Record sales were flat, in fighting continued amongst the band, and within two years, John Corabi was out as the Crue’s singer. Motley would reunite with Vince Neil in 1997 and release the horrendous Generation Swine.
Does anyone remember the rap/rock conglomerate that was Body Count? The Ice-T led hardcore outfit, put out their second record, Born Dead, in 1994. After much controversy over their debut album, the song “Cop Killer” in particular, Body Count had made a name for themselves behind all the publicity and negative connotations. Riding that wave of success, the band put forth their second record, Born Dead, which included a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe.” The album would peak on number 74 on the
Billboard charts, but never got any real traction. Body Count continued to tour and record new albums sporadically over the next twenty years. Their fifth record is due out this summer.
1994 saw the end of yet another great 80s metal band. Cinderella released their final studio album, Still Climbing. Their last album contained all of the material that Cinderella fans had come to love over the years—bluesy, gritty, rock and roll, with songs about parties and beautiful women. The album even had a couple of power ballads. It’s a shame that most of the songs from this record are either forgotten or ignored by the fans as well as the band. Still Climbing is a great record that does not get any recognition. For a swan song, Still Climbing delivered some great memories that are still cherished to this day.
The Best Of The Best
Stone Temple Pilots put out their sophomore effort, Purple, which is unquestionably their best record. The album was released on June 7, 1994 and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Fantastic hit songs “Vaseline,” “Interstate Love Song,” and “Big Empty” all helped contribute to the record’s success. STP would go on to enjoy their fame and popularity for the rest of that year and a few more years beyond. Unfortunately, personal demons attacked singer Scott Weiland and the band rapidly went downhill. Weiland and his bandmates would have an on-again/off-again relationship that would last into recent years. Ultimately, the band would never recapture the level of success they had in the summer of 1994.
Hard rocking punk band The Offspring came out with Smash which went on to be the best selling independent album of all time. With hits such as “Come Out And Play” and “Self Esteem” it’s no wonder the disc was so beloved. Smash was the breakout album that The Offspring had been waiting for.
Although they had recorded two records prior to Smash the band was relatively unknown. All of that changed when “Come Out And Play” got some airtime on modern rock radio stations. Something about the originality and freshness of the song connected with listeners and torched the path for The Offspring (and Smash)’s success. The Offspring is currently working on their 10th studio release and plan to tour this summer in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Smash.
As I already mentioned, Soundgarden’s Superunknown and Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral both came out in 1994, on the same day as a matter of fact (March 8, 1994). Both records would go on to achieve unfathomable amounts of success and launch both bands into the stratosphere of hard rock gods.
Superunknown was just larger than life. Soundgarden was hitting their stride when the band released this record. It was their breakthrough gem that included huge hits “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman,” and “Fell On Black Days.” At the height of the grunge movement, Soundgarden had released their best album ever and was able to ride that wave of popularity. The record debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, selling 310,000 copies in its initial week of release. The single “Black Hole Sun” would spend seven weeks at number one and would ultimately net the band a Grammy Award. Superunknown is still considered Soundgarden’s greatest release and probably always will be.
Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails had an exceptional 1994 with the release of The Downward Spiral. The band found an entirely new level of fame when the song “Closer” was released as a single. Receiving constant airplay on MTV and radio stations across America, “Closer” exploded and was one of the biggest hits of the year. A music fan couldn’t turn around without hearing “Closer” somewhere. The controversial video filmed for the song only helped to fuel its popularity and by the end of 1994 “Closer” was at the top of everyone’s “Best of…” list. Other fantastic songs included “Heresy,” “March of the Pigs,” and “Hurt,” which would be covered by Johnny Cash many years later. The Downward Spiral is one of those phenomenal albums that still sound terrific to this day.
All in all, 1994 was a grand year for rock music lovers. It was one of the best years for music releases and contained some of the most celebrated, amazing records of all time, most of which are still listened to on a regular basis. How many years can make that claim?
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of X-DRIVE’s debut album entitled “Get Your Rock On” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.
X-DRIVE is a new band centered around guitar player Jeremy Brunner, an Oregon transplant, who – on the heels of his songwriting skills managed to put together an impressive debut with an affinity for catchy riffs, insightful lyrics and huge choruses.
Some of the best in Los Angeles have joined the ranks of X-DRIVE, including bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth, Black Label Society), singer Keith St. John (Burning Rain, Lynch Mob, Montrose) and to round out the project hard-hitting drummer Fred Fischer from Midline. Then legendary producer Andy Johns, the former Led Zeppelin engineer, was able to finish the X-DRIVE tracks just before his tragic death in 2013.
“It was such a pleasure to contribute to Jeremy’s effort! He has written and crafted an incredible homage to the style of 80’s rock, a style that I cut my teeth on back in the day,” Lomenzo said. “His love for the era and style really comes through in a surprisingly satisfying way.”
“Writing with Brunner was an absolute pleasure,” St. John said. “On the whole, the vehicle for his musical canvasses has been a breath of fresh air in directness and simplicity. I found myself patently inspired to fashion my parts for this collection of songs that was Jeremy’s own refreshing take on the ‘80s.”
“Get Your Rock On” was mixed by Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake, Dokken), and it took more than a year in the studio to make things just the way Brunner wanted, as the guitarist is a bit of a mastermind perfectionist. But it was definitely worth the wait! The X-DRIVE debut positively rocks from beginning to end.
Check out the official EPK here:
“Get Your Rock On” will include the following track listing:
Love’s A Bitch; Get Your Rock On; Steppin’ On The Rock; Baby Bye Bye; California; Lay Me Down; Turn The Noize Down;
Beyond the Angels; Rattlesnake Eyes; Just Can’t Stay; Change of Heart; Love Breaks the Fool.
MULTI-PLATINUM GUITAR ICON
RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SHE’S GONE” FEATURING SAMMY HAGAR
FIRST SINGLE OFF
–FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE MOTOR CITY MADMAN IN SEVEN YEARS–
DUE OUT IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT has released the first single “She’s Gone” featuring Sammy Hagar–off his new studio album SHUTUP&JAM! (out Tuesday, July 8 on Frontiers Records).
Special guest Sammy Hagar brings his vocal power to “She’s Gone” for an epic lead vocal duet with NUGENT. The songalso features a special performance from one of the most respected drummers in rock, Johnny “Bee” Badanjek of the legendary Detroit band Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels. SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. NUGENT leads the pack of renowned musicians, handling guitar and vocal duties, alongside bassist Greg Smith, drummer Mick Brown and longtime musical cohort guitarist/vocalist Derek St. Holmes. SHUTUP&JAM! is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. “She’s Gone” is available as an instant grat oniTunes for fans who pre-order the album there (for those who don’t know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).
NUGENT declares, “My guitar has never gently weeped, but she does suckerpunch me mercilessly at regular intervals. ‘She’s Gone’ is just another example of what we do together every day after I complete my ranch chores at home in Texas, and the MotorCity soulmusic slugfest erupts into spiritual love songs like this. Sammy Hagar said he wasn’t interested in writing or singing any more pop songs, so he fell in love with this masterpiece jammout instantly. Clearly Sammy and I deserve each other. And she’s gone.”
HAGAR shares of his involvement on the track “She’s Gone”:“When I first heard Ted’s demo of this song, I immediately responded with ‘I’m in.’ Ted’s ripping the guitar like the days of old…very inspiring to sing to a track like that—old-school blues riff, hard edged rock ‘n roll on fire!!!”
To coincide with the release of SHUTUP&JAM!, TED has announced that he’s packing up and hitting the road. This past weekend (6/7) he joined Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Volbeat and other rock titans at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.Now he’s gearing up for his national headlining tour that kicks off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (full tour itinerary below). Ticket info for all shows is available at http://tour.tednugent.com.
Check out TED NUGENT’s “SHUTUP&JAM! TOUR” in the following cities:
Sat 6/7 Norje (Sölvesborg), Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
Thu 7/3 Wichita Falls, TX Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium
Fri 7/4 Santa Fe, NM CamelRock Casino
Sat 7/5 Oklahoma City, OK Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
Sun 7/6 New Braunfels, TX River Road Ice House
Tue 7/8 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Wed 7/9 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Thu 7/10 Prescott Valley, AZ Tim’s Toyota Center
Fri 7/11 The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
Sat 7/12 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Hotel & Casino
Mon 7/13 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
Mon 7/14 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
*Thu 7/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
Fri 7/18 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Sat 7/19 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Mon 7/21 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Tue 7/22 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theater
Wed 7/23 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Thu 7/24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Fri 7/25 Morgantown, WV MountainFest at Mylan Park
Sat 7/26 Oshkosh, WI Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park
Sun 7/27 Medina, MN Medina Entertainment Center
Tue 7/29 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Wed 7/30 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Thu 7/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Fri 8/1 Sheridan, WY Trails End Concert Park
Sat 8/2 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Sun 8/3 Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Wed 8/6 Sturgis, SD Full Throttle Saloon
Fri 8/8 Maumee, OH NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds
Sat 8/9 Oxford, OH Indian Creek Amphitheatre
Mon 8/11 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Tue 8/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Thu 8/14 Houston, TX House of Blues
Fri 8/15 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live
Sat 8/16 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
*denotes opening for Hank Williams Jr.
About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist’s prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of “Motor City Madman,” along with international acclaim.
Recognized as the world’s leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes’ “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).
NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!
‘Great Western Valkyrie’, the hugely-anticipated new album from Long Beach, California’s Rival Sons is out now worldwide!!!
The album is already receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike, with even the UK’s prestigious Classic Rock Magazine giving the album a perfect 10/10 score and featuring it as their album of the month. There’s no question that this is THE rock album of the summer!
Get ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ now on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl at http://www.earache.com/rs14
The album is also available now worldwide on iTunes at http://bit.ly/gwv-itunes
Also, don’t forget to check out the new music video for the single “Open My Eyes” at http://youtu.be/umrIUDOo-aM
Lastly, don’t miss Rival Sons on tour in support of ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ – these guys are incredible live and you seriously don’t want to miss them!
Jun. 10 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 12 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 13 – Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
Jun. 14 – Isle of Wight, UK – Isle of Wight Festival
Jun. 16 – Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms (SOLD OUT / date changed from June 11th)
Jun. 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
Jun. 20 – Sparta, IL – Copperhead Music Festival
Jun. 21 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Jun. 24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
Jun. 25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Jun. 27 – Saint-Ephrem, QC – Woodstock en Beauce
Jun. 28 – Kingston, ON – Ale House
Jun. 29 – Hagersville, ON – Lachie Festival
Jul. 02 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
Jul. 03 – Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Jul. 04 – Barrie, ON – Ranch Concert Hall (w/ THE TEA PARTY)
Jul. 05 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Jul. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul. 09 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Jul. 11 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Jul. 12 – Telluride, CO – The Ride Festival
Jul. 31 – Notodden, Norway – Notodden Blues Festival
Aug. 01 – Andalsnes, Norway – Raumarock Festival
Aug. 02 – Ostersund, Sweden – Storsjoyran Festival
Aug. 07 – Skanderborg, Denmark – Smukfest
Aug. 09 – Limpopo, South Africa – Oppikopi Festival
Enjoy ‘Great Western Valkyrie’!
ROB ZOMBIE TEAMS WITH ZUUS MEDIA AND CRAVEONLINE FOR ‘THE ZOMBIE HORROR PICTURE SHOW CHALLENGE’
Fans Invited to Create Horror Shorts for Online Filmmaking Contest
Rob Zombie’s ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ Concert Film Remains Number One on Billboard Music DVD Chart for Second Week
Rob Zombie’s first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, released May 19 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart and has retained the chart’s top spot for its second week of release. Zombie also recently teased out his next feature film project called ‘31.’ To celebrate, Zombie has teamed with ZUUS Media (“ZUUS”) and CraveOnline for a horror filmmaking contest. Fans of Rob Zombie’s music and films are invited to create three-minute short horror films for the chance to have their entry selected to premiere across ZUUS, CraveOnline and RobZombie.com. For more information about the contest, visit http://zombiehorrorpictureshow.com/.
Available on Blu-ray, DVD and longform digital video, The Zombie Horror Picture Show puts the viewer at the center of the hot and nasty action for a blistering set of 16 Rob Zombie classics, including “Dragula,” “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town,” “Living Dead Girl,” “More Human Than Human,” and the crushing cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” from the seven-time Grammy® nominee’s Top 10 2013 album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Recorded live over two sizzling nights in Texas, the film captures Zombie’s elaborate, multi-media production of mind-blowing SFX, animatronic robots, pyrotechnics, oversized LED screens and state-of-the-art light show combined with his powerhouse band featuring John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish.
Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved great solo artist success with several multi-platinum and gold albums including Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of his music and films. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Zombie’s Halloween, released in 2007, earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend.
For all of Rob Zombie’s latest news, including confirmed tour dates, visit his online haunts:
Torpedohead have unleashed their new video for the promo track “Shanghide”.
The song is the first new track the band has released since their last album in 2012 and is a showcase of fast-forward rock n’ roll with a modern edge and the shape of things to come in the future of Torpedohead.
The new videoclip also features a collaboration with the new york times bestselling author “Tim Dorsey” who can be heard reciting a rant of free poetry over the music of Torpedohead. The novels of Tim Dorsey are a surreal, Florida-noir way of looking at things and feature the crazy anti-hero Serge Storms who brings his own moral justice on the establishment.
Combining a riff oriented sound, melodic supercatchy choruses and some tasty lead guitar work with the contrast to fast and furious punk rock n’ roll while transforming this into their own modern rock sound, Germany’s Torpedohead live the imagination of a 70s stadium rock n’ roll tape coming through a trashy 90s stereo, digitally remastered today for speeding down the autobahn !
One of the best classic rock tours of 2014 came to the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati Thursday night. The Soundtrack of Summer features Don Felder (ex-Eagles), Foreigner and Styx. The show in Cincinnati also featured local opener Brent James & The Vintage Youth. This was the first time I heard Brent James, and I gotta say, I hope to catch this band again soon. They were great!
Don Felder was next on stage and I wasn’t sure what to expect from his live show. Felder and band did a full set of Eagles tunes including some of the heavier numbers, “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” (from the Heavy Metal Soundrack), “Heartache Tonight”, “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Hotel California”. On “Hotel California” Tommy Shaw from Styx joined Felder on stage and traded vocals with Felder. Shaw is also on the newly recorded version of “Hotel California” that is on the Soundtrack of Summer available exclusively through Walmart. Don Felder was awesome, and I was glad that I got to see him perform.
I was surprised when Foreigner took the stage, as Mick Jones was not present. After the first few songs, the band brought Mick out and he finished the show. Foreigner sounded awesome. Kelly Hansen is such a superb vocalist, you would hardly recognize that he is not Foreigner’s original singer. At one point during the show, Kelly scaled the stage supports, and got the crowd fired up from death defying heights. Foreigner’s set included the classics “Double Vision”, “Head Games”, “Cold As Ice”, “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Urgent”, “Starrider”, “Juke Box Hero”, “I Want To Know What Love Is” and “Hot Blooded”. The Young Professionals’ Choir Collective of Cincinnati joined Foreigner on stage for the song “I Want To Know What Love Is”. I thought that was a pretty cool touch to their show.
Styx was closing act for the Cincinnati show, although Styx and Foreigner are rotating the headlining spot at select shows. I have Styx several times and they never disappoint. At this show, Styx pulled out a couple of old tunes that I have never heard them perform including, “Superstars” and “Light Up”. The rest of the set included the songs “Grand Illusion”, “Too Much Time”, “Fooling Yourself”, “Lady”, “Crystal Ball”, “Blue Collar Man”, “Come Sail Away” and an encore with “Rockin’ The Paradise” and “Renegade”.. Tommy Shaw and company sounded great, and I thought it was cool that pulled out a couple of old tunes for their live set. I wish they would do “Mr. Roboto”, but I digress.
The Soundtrack of Summer is a great summer tour, and one that should not be missed. You can catch this tour on one of the following dates summer.