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 https://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 !