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LOS ANGELES — For all the Led Zeppelin fans that didn’t get tickets to the band’s reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute concert in London on December 10, 2007, here’s an additional chance to win tickets to the most sought-after show of the year! For one week only, beginning midnight
(12:01AM) Tuesday, November 13 thru (11:59PM) Sunday, November 18, fans can register at http://www.themothershipiscoming.com to win two tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations.
The contest is in celebration of the November 13 release of Mothership, a 24-track, two-CD comprehensive collection that spans their 12-year career.
All eight of the band’s classic studio albums are represented, with the tracks being personally selected by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones. Mothership includes landmark songs such as “Whole Lotta Love,”
“Immigrant Song,” “Kashmir,” “Rock And Roll,” “Dazed And Confused,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The set will also include new liner notes by famed rock writer David Fricke.
Universally recognized as one of the most successful, innovative, powerful and influential bands in modern music, Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for their pivotal place in music history. In 1995 they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and were awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm in 2006.
Formed in 1968, from the ashes of The Yardbirds, guitarist Jimmy Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones and toured as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, their self-titled debut was released and is regarded as one of the most important rock records ever made. Led Zeppelin went on to become the colossal rock icons that we know today, setting new records along the way for fan attendance at their gigs and record sales.
In honor of their new single “Enemy,” Drowning Pool and Hard Rock Hideout are hooking one lucky winner up with DP autographed drumheads, a starter pack of guitar and bass strings, picks, drum sticks and an autographed copy of Full Circle.
Many of the new bands I hear coming out of Sweden, look and sound like the bastard children of Motley Crue. The Hives have a look that is all their own, but one spin of The Hives new disc The Black and White Album, and I immediately noticed the New York Dolls vibe about the band. The Hives Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist singer, reminds me of David Johansen from the New York Dolls at times.
The Hives started out as a garage punk rock band. Their sound has matured over the years, and judging from the tunes they have crafted on this record, this is their finest work yet.
This band has already started to experience some mainstream success. Last Sunday afternoon, The NFL was playing Tick Tick Boom during their games. The band is also one of the featured bands at Myspace.
The Black and White Album has been a nice surprise, and I have enjoyed this release far more than I expected to. The songs are still firmly rooted in punk rock, but there are several catchy numbers on this disc. The Hives have managed to create a sound firmly rooted in the past, and yet relevant in today’s music scene. This is a band that is likely to have a big year in 2008.
You can preview tracks off of this record at The Hives at their myspace page. Check them out!
1. Tick Tick Boom
2. Try It Again
3. You Got It All… Wrong
4. Well All Right!
5. Hey Little World
6. A Stroll Through Hive Manor Corridors
7. Won’t Be Long
9. Return The Favour
10. Giddy Up!
11. Square One Here I Come
12. You Dress Up For Armageddon
13. Puppet On A String
14. Bigger Hole To Fill
The Hives are:
Nicholas Arson – Guitar
Vigilante Carlstroem – Guitar
Chris Dangerous – Drums
Dr. Matt Destruction – Bass
Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist – Vocals
The Donnas may not consider themselves part of the glam scene today. One look at the picture below, and a single listen to Bitchin‘ and you will quickly discover that the four girls from L.A. have created a sound and a look that will appeal to most Glam fans!
Usually, I bypass rock bands fronted by female lead singers. It isn’t because of chauvinistic reasons. It is because time and time again, I have been disappointed by releases with bands fronted with women. Their have been many exceptions to the rule, but as of late, I haven’t found any bands that got their hooks into me as much as The Donnas have.
On this record, you will find a bunch of catchy upbeat tunes that have a distinct Joan Jett feel, with a dash of Lita Ford 80’s pop metal thrown in for good measure. Bitchin’ isn’t a heavy sounding record by any means, but has a hard enough edge that will make it palatable to a lot of hard rock fans. You won’t find much filler material on Bitchin’. Most songs are sing-a-long anthems that grab you on the first listen.
As a bonus for a limited time, when you buy the CD, their is a bonus code inside for a downloadable song called Randi. This isn’t a throw away song either. It is actually pretty good. It is a nice little extra for those that decide to pick this disc up.
The Bottom line is, Bitchin’ is a great disc, and one that is going to see a lot of play from me in the weeks to follow. The Donnas rock, and are well worth checking out! You can preview four tracks at the Donnas’ myspace page. Go check them out!
2. Don’t Wait Up For Me
4. What Do I Have To Do
5. Save Me
6. Like An Animal
7. Here For The Party
8. Better Off Dancing
9. Love You Til It Hurts
10. Smoke You Out
11. Girl Talk
12. Give Me What I Want
13. Tonights Alright
14. When The Show Is Over
This band has been assembled by Jose Ferro, a previous member of AOR heroes Agentz. Their one-off beauty ‘Stick To Your Guns’ still remains a compulsory addition to melodic rockers collections. However, The Screamin’ Lords are a far cry from the 80’s era of Agentz, Jose preferring to leave history at the doorstep for a more riff orientated classic hard rock sound. For an eight-tracker, this album is 100% switched on. No time or room for soppy ballads, just head-on rock n roll. Taking riffs out of the yesteryear songbooks, you’ll feel right at home if classic rock a la Judas Priest, AC/DC, Aerosmith and Ted Nugent is your bag. KELLY KEELING of MSG / BATON ROUGE fame handles the lead vocals on 7 tracks, while ROBIN MCAULEY takes his spot at the remaining tune “Gladrags & Limozenes”. Highly recommened for classic hard rock fans !
Sweden’s Bonafide has released a new video for their song, “Loud Band”. Bonafide’s new CD is available through ITunes and through Record Heaven.
Serj has recently released his debut solo effort, Elect the Dead.
I always fear when a lead singer from a band puts out a solo effort. The end result is rarely ever equal to the output by the singer’s band.
For those System of a Down fans that are looking for another SOAD like CD, Elect the Dead may come as a disappointment or a complete surprise. Serj took a backseat to guitarist Daron Malakian on the last couple SOAD album, and a few fans were unhappy with the records.
Those longing to here Serj belt out to some new tunes will be quite happy with Elect the Dead. On this record, there are some definite radio ready tracks with Empty Walls and Feed Us. This record gets a little spacey in a Pink Floyd meets metal sort of way. With that being said, I don’t consider all the songs here to be classic.
Elect the Dead certainly has some solid tunes. The song writing is pretty good, and the musical arrangements are unique and interesting. The variety of tunes on this disc also works as its detriment. There are a few tracks that I didn’t care for very much, therefore Elect the Dead isn’t a CD that I will find myself replaying a lot. Nonetheless, Tankian fans and SOAD fans will likely enjoy this record and ought to give it a look.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Empty Walls
2. The Unthinking Majority
4. Feed Us
5. Saving Us
6. Sky Is Over
8. Honking Antelope
9. Lie Lie Lie
10. Praise the Lord And Pass the Ammunition
11. Beethoven’s Cunt
12. Elect the Dead
Lechery – Sweden’s brightest Metal hopefuls unleash debut album!
LECHERY were formed in 2004, when guitarist/ vocalist Martin Bengtsson left ARCH ENEMY. After a couple of demo tapes, the band came to the attention of Metal Heaven A&R Georg Siegl who signed this band for the production of their debut album. The result became “Violator”, an album that is filled with pure Heavy Metal, just the way that LECHERY wants it to be! The album will see the light of day on January 18th, 2008.
Here come some sound samples in advance:
LECHERY are: Martin Bengtsson – Guitar, Vocals, Fredrik Nordstrandh – Guitar, Keyboards, Robert Persson – Drums, Martin Karlsson – Bass
Sandalinas release new album “Fly To The Sun” on January 18th, 2008
Spanish/ Swedish Melodic Metal band SANDALINAS has found a new home on Metal Heaven. Their new CD is called “Fly To The Sun” and next to mainman Jordi Sandalinas also features the great vocal talents of singer Rick Altzi (AT VANCE), Patrik Johansson (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on drums, Mick Cervino (BLACKMORE’s NIGHT) on bass guitar and Elias Holmild (DRAGONLAND) on keyboards. The album furthermore includes various guests such as Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER) on keyboards on the track “Seasons In The Sand” as well as Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE) and Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND) at various guitar solos.
Listen to some advance music:
The tracklist goes as follows:
Fly To The Sun
Never Seen Before
Back From The Light
No Matter What
As The Rain Falls
Ring of Fire
The Wrong Side of Me
Shadows In The Rain
The Healer Talks
Seasons In The Sand
Landing the opening slot for the Poison/Ratt tour has increased their fan base, and the constant touring with groups like Cradle of Filth, CKY and GWAR has exposed the band to a whole new group of listeners.
Is Lit Up/Let Down the best Glam Metal CD that I have heard. No. Not by a longshot, but there are some solid and enjoyable cuts on this disc worth giving it a few spins.
I am a sucker for enhanced CD’s and VOJ’s new disc has the following video, No One’s Gonna Do It For You, and a Making of Video. It is a nice addition for VOJ fans.
I think Lit Up/Let Down is a CD that takes a few listens to get its hooks into you, but once it does, you will get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I hear little bits of Poison, and Guns ‘N Roses fused into their music.
I think Vains of Jenna has loads of potential, and they will definitely be one of the bands carrying the glam metal torch well into the next decade.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Don’t Give A Damn
2. Ceased Emotions
3. Hard To Be Vain
4. Lit Up/Let Down
5. Get On The Ride
6. Baby’s Got A Secret
7. Noone’s Gonna Do It For You
8. Set It Off
9. Noone’s Gonna Do It For You (Acoustic)
10. Set It Off (Acoustic)
Vains of Jenna is:
Lizzy Devine – Vocals & Guitars
Nicki Kin – Lead Guitars
JP White – Bass
Jacki Stone – Drums
The following was posted at DaughtryOfficial.com.
We are proud that DAUGHTRY will be opening for Bon Jovi for the US leg of dates running from February through April 2008! Tickets go on sale to the general public for all dates on Saturday, November 10th at 10am, local time.
The guys will be hitting the following cities:
Rob Zombie has just announced additional dates for his current US tour with Ozzy Osbourne. The heavy metal deities are going coast to coast to bring the madness to their fans. Rob Zombie just released his first-ever live album, Zombie Live.
Check Below for Concert Dates In Your Area!
November 6th Rapid City, ND – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
November 8th Great Falls, MT- Expo Park/ Four Seasons Arena
November 9th Billings, MT – Metra Park Arena,
November 11th Salt Lake City, UT- E- Center
November 12th Boise, ID -The Big Easy
November 13th Spokane, WA- The Big Easy (WA)
November 14th Portland, OR- Rose Garden Arena
November 15th Medford, OR -Vibes Main 1 *
November 16th Stockton, CA -Stockton Arena,
November 17th Chico, CA -Senator Theater (CA)
November 18th Oakland, CA -Oracle Arena
November 20th San Diego,CA -San Diego Sports Arena
November 24th Las Vegas, NV- The Joint
November 26th Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
November 28th Glendale, AZ -Jobing.com Arena
November 29th Flagstaff, AZ -Orpheum Theatre (AZ)
November 30th Los Angeles, CA -Staples Center
December 3rd Albuquerque, NM -Sunshine Theater
December 4th Denver, CO -Pepsi Center
December 6th Oklahoma City, -OK Ford Center
December 7th Springfield, MO -Shrine Mosque
December 8th Valley Center, KS -Kansas Coliseum
December 9th Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
December 11th Kansas City, MO -Sprint Center
December 12th Waterloo, IA -McElroy Auditorium *
December 13th Milwaukee, WI -Bradley Center
December 14th St. Louis, MO -The Pageant *
December 15th Cincinnati, OH -Bogart’s (OH)
December 16th Rosemont, IL -Allstate Arena
December 18th Detroit, MI -Joe Louis Arena
December 19th Indianapolis, IN -Egyptian Room
December 20th Cleveland, OH -Wolstein Center *
December 21st Rochester, NY -Water Street Music Hall
December 22nd New York,NY -Madison Square Garden
January 3rd Portland, ME -Cumberland County Civic Center *
January 5th Washington, DC -Verizon Center (DC) *
January 8th Worcester, MA -DCU Center *
January 10th Philadelphia, PA -Wachovia Spectrum *
January 12th Uncasville, CT -Mohegan Sun Arena *
January 14th Quebec City, QC- Colisee Pepsi Arena *
January 16th Montreal, QU- Bell Centre *
January 19th London, ON -John LaBatt Centre *
January 21st Toronto, ON -Air Canada Centre *
*- Denotes new show date.
I didn’t have a whole lot of expectations for this record to be honest. I have always liked Hanoi Rocks fairly well, but it has been a while since I listened to them with the exception of a song or two.
Once I found out that Electric Boys alumni Conny Bloom and Andy Christell were in this band, I immediately wanted to check out the new album. The Electric Boys are a late 80’s glam band that I thought were extremely under rated, and I knew the addition of Conny and Andy would greatly enhance Hanoi’s sound.
I must say that Street Poetry is a pleasant surprise. This record has more in common with 70’s glam than anything from the 80’s, but that is ok. The songs sound fresh, and most importantly, they rock!
There are plenty of tunes worth talking about here, and there isn’t a stinker in the bunch. My favorites so far are This One’s For Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tootin’ Star, Street Poetry, Fashion and Powertrip. Each and everytime I play this record, I feel the need to play it again. This is a very positive and upbeat feel good type of record.
Street Poetry is without a doubt one of the strongest records of 2007. If you have ever been a fan of Hanoi Rocks before, you need to get this. If you haven’t ever checked them out before, give the tunes on the band’s myspace page a whirl. I guarantee you will want a copy of Street Poetry for yourself afterwards.
2. Street Poetry
5. Power of Persuasion
6. Teenage Revolution
7. Worth Your Weight in Gold
8. Transcendental Groove
9. This One’s for Rock’n’roll
11. Walkin’ Away
12. Tootin’ Star
13. Fumblefoot and Busy Bee
Hanoi Rocks is:
Michael Monroe – Vocals
Andy McCoy – Guitars
Conny Bloom – Guitars
Andy Christell – Bass
Lacu – Drums
Frontiers Records is excited to announce all details related to LEVERAGE highly anticipated second album entitled “Blind Fire”.
Leverage is a Top Level Melodic Metal band which came out of nowhere in 2006, causing a stir with the release of their debut album “Tides”. Their blend of modern metal sound and old school melody-based songwriting earned rave reviews from the media and created a fanbase both in Finland and throughout the rock community in many countries.
One highlight of the ratings was melodicrock.com naming ‘Tides’ as the best Metal/Prog album of 2006, with 2 songs at the top of their heavy rock song listing. The band’s frontman Pekka Heino (also singer for Brother Firetribe) was also named the vocalist of the year!
“The warm welcome for ‘Tides’ was a pleasant surprise for us” says the band’s guitar player and main composer Tuomas Heikkinen. “We got good radio airplay in Finland, even climbed to the charts, all before our very first gig with our own material! Since then, we’ve played throughout Finland at clubs and festivals. Our music has been described as melodic metal or melodic heavy rock, which is fine by us”. Rock and Metal lovers will easily recognize influences from Rainbow, Magnum, Stratovarius and Masterplan with a light Progressive Metal edge.
“We wanted to plan the second album and the second step of our career carefully” continues Heikkinen “ As a big part of that, we were happy to sign with Frontiers. The songs were all written between the release of ‘Tides’ and entering the studio in July 07. Right from the first demos we knew that the second album will be a great step forward for Leverage. Here’s why: we’re tighter as a band, we know what our own style is and what we might be capable of, and we’re busting our butts to make as solid music as we ever can. We recorded and mixed (Torsti Spoof and Jari Mikkola) the album at Studio Audio, Jyväskylä, Finland between the beginning of July and halfway of September. It was mastered at Chartmakers, Helsinki”
“Blind Fire” will be released in Europe (minus Finland) on Frontiers Records on January 25th 2007. The first reactions to the material are enthusiastic and there are already plans for the band to play live outside their homeland.
Tracklisting of “Blind Fire” includes:
Click on the links above to Preview the new tracks!
“All in all, we are really proud of ‘Blind Fire’” concludes Tuomas Heikkinen. “We worked hard to make the most of the relatively short time between ‘Tides’ and the new one, and we feel we accomplished what we set out to do”.
Frontiers will also release at the same time of the new album a new edition of “Tides” which will also include two exclusive bonus tracks: Superstition (live) and Twilight Symphony (live). Click here to enjoy a sample of “Superstition” from “Tides” !
Theatre of Shadows the explosive new release from SHADOWSIDE hits the street on Nov 20, 2007. Preorders are being taken beginning Nov 13, 2007 and will be shipped before the street date. The first 25 orders will receive a FREE 11×17 poster signed by the band. You can order the new record through Chavis Records.
SHADOWSIDE will be stateside for a U.S. tour beginning Dec 2007! Their ‘DEVASTATING THE THEATRE TOUR 2007/2008′ , begins with the following U.S. dates:
Dec 13 – House Of Blues, Las Vegas, NV – UNPLUGGED/ACOUSTIC SHOW
Dec 14 – So Kal, Las Vegas, NV – 8PM ALL AGES SHOW
Dec 14 – The Emergency Room, Las Vegas, NV – 11PM 2ND SHOW
Dec 20 – The Monkey Bar, Huntington, WV
Dec 21 – Shakers, Cambridge, OH
Dec 22 – The Lighthouse, Imperial, PA
Dec 28 – Club Bourbon Street, Tampa, FL
More U.S. and International dates will to follow.
Here is the video for Shadowside’s song, Highlight!
With so much great sleazy glam rock coming out of Sweden it’s a pleasant change to find something like this coming from the US. I’m not sure where to start with this delicious sleazy offering from Californian band, Dirty Penny. If I compiled a list of my top CDs for 2007 this would be high at the top of that list.
Think Crashdiet leaning more towards the dirty side of sleaze.
Things start off in suitably suggestive style with the first track “Midnight Ride” and follow with tunes that are all perfect slabs of glam rock just the way it should be. At first I thought “Black n’ Blue” was a bit out of place on this, it’s almost jazz rock n’ roll but even that fits. “Vendetta” is probably the cream of the crop. Hell, all of these songs are gems. The disc closes with an acoustic version of Sleeze Disease. It’s a fantastic rendition and sounds like a completely different song to the heavier version.
Binge Daniels has a voice made for this type of music, the backing vocals are massive and the hooks huge.
If you are looking for lyrics that resemble complex rocket science, you won’t find it here. The lyrics are simple and sometimes cheesy, (“Take a Bite” being a classic example of this) but perfect for what this music is about. “Scream and Shout” may be the exception to the cliché lyrics that the rest of the tunes have; but this kind of rock is meant to be mindless, sexy and fun and Dirty Penny deliver exactly that.
Although nothing is perfect, I can’t find a filler or dud song on this. This is worth every Dirty Penny you have and simply a must have for sleaze rock lovers. Absolutely killer.
Rating:Out of 10
Dirty Penny is:
Binge Daniels – vocals
Jonny Prince – guitar
Tyno Vincent – bass
Spanky Savage – drums
Produced, mixed and engineered by Johnny Lima.
Reviewed by Tania
Another Animal has released their self-titled debut album, an electric collection of hard rock, metal, punk and grunge. Another Animal features three members of Godsmack – guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin. Joining them are original Godsmack guitarist Lee Richards (ex-Dropbox) and ex-Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane. Another Animal is currently supporting their new effort out on the road with Alter Bridge.
Another Animal and Hard Rock Hideout are offering you the opportunity to win a Yamaha Tour Custom Maple Drum Kit.
This contest will run through December 7th!
Do you want to check out some new tunes by The Cult or Endeverafter?
The New York Post has The Cult’s – I Assassin, and Endeverafter’s Road to Destruction available as free downloads, now through Friday, November 9th!
Passion For Power is the debut release for this Swedish five piece band.
Hell N’ Diesel has a sound that I would describe as one part Skid Row, another part Guns ‘N Roses, and maybe a dash of Motley Crue and Shotgun Messiah. Even though their sound may represent some of the bigger bands of the late 80’s, I can tell you that Passion For Power is a record that delivers big!
Passion for Power is the kind of album that you want to turn on, and crank the volume up on!
Sweet Sister is a song full of attitude, sleaze and a huge guitar sound. This is the way you open up an album. Awesome!
Any song that has you breaking out the air guitar is usually a good omen. You Shook Me made me break out the Air Les Paul. This is another fun, and upbeat song.
J. Sledge has a guitar sound that mimics Slash heavily on the tune Crosses. This is another catchy, foot tapping good song. Sexual Suicide is sleazy good fun, and another great party rock tune. Fallin’ is a power ballad of massive proportions. Every glam related radio station will be playing this song before long.
Miss Cocaine is a heavy Skid Row type of rocker that is one of the many highlights on this disc. I liked this song the first time I heard it. Wow!…..Attitude flat out kicks ass! This song has a sleazy cock rock feel to it. This is one of my favorites on this record.
S.O.Y.L. or Speed of Your Love, if you prefer, is a song that borrow some elements from Motley Crue, but I don’t care. This song rocks! Love Me Hard has a killer groove and a good beat. This song has a definite 80’s hard rock feel to it, but it is quite infectious.
Ride Away is a sleazy rocker that immediately bring Guns ‘N Roses, Appetite For Destruction to mind. Headbanging is not optional with this track. Sweat It is a ballsy tune that flat out rocks. What a way to close out this disc!
I am a fan of 80’s glam rock, so without question, I love Passion For Power. There are a ton of good hard rock / glam records in 2007. Passion For Power is one of the better ones.
You can land a copy of this disc at Impulse Music.com.
The video below is for the track Miss Cocaine. Enjoy!
Out of 10
- Sweet Sister
- You Shook Me
- Crosses [KIXXX]
- Sexual Suicide
- Miss Cocaine
- Love Me Hard
- Ride Away
- Sweat It
Hell N’ Diesel is:
- EK Evil – Vocals
- J. Sledge – Lead Guitar
- Maxx Whyte – Rhythm Guitar
- Blanco – Drums, Keyboards and Back up Vocals
- S. Red – Bass
I have known about these Cruefest veterans for quite a while and have listened to them quite a bit over the last couple of years. Most people are surprised when they find out that 30 Seconds Over You is the bands’ fifth release!
To me, 30 Seconds Over You is the band’s best effort yet. My favorite cuts are All-American Catholic Boy, Teenage Drag Queen, Baby Rock Out and Don’t Make Me Make You.
What does the band sound like? Imagine the bastard child of Alice Cooper singing for L.A. Guns. It is a sound that is dirty, sleazy, and most importantly kicks ass! The songs sound even better live!
30 Seconds Over You rocks hard all the way through. The production is top notch, and the band is captured in fine form on every tune!
If you take the chance to get to know one new band in 2007, check out the Erotics. They are taking over the state of New York, and soon the world!
You can find the Erotics at their website at this location!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Same Nightmare Everyday
2. Your Mommy Is A Monster
3. 30 Seconds Over You
4. Where The Action Never Stops
5. Don’t Make Me Make You
6. Ain’t Your Fix
7. It’s True
9. Baby Rock Out
10. Agony & Xtacy
11. Give In To Your Addiction
12. All-American Catholic Boy
The Erotics are:
Mike Trash – Vocals and Guitar
Billy Bellaire – Bass and backup vocals
Rachel Toxic – Guitars
Johnny Riott – Drums
A little Metal for your Monday! Check out Saxon’s new video, I’ve Got To Rock, featuring Lemmy from Motorhead. This song is taken from Saxon’s new disc, The Inner Sanctum. You can read the Hard Rock Hideout review here.
Joel O’keefe, Ryan O’keefe, David Roads and Justin Street of the Australian band Airbourne gave us THE rock event of the year on Friday November 2nd when the club Sonar and 98ROCK in Baltimore, Maryland hosted a Rock concert that we will certainly never forget!
From the very first chord of “Stand Up” Airbourne let us know that they were going to Rock all 250 of us like we’ve never been Rocked before. And that total Rock assault was such that we were all exhausted from pumping our fists and screaming at the top of our lungs…..when it was over. We fed off Airbourne’s energy as they obviously fed off of ours.
Airbourne lives for and loves to perform. That much is so completely obvious by their constant interaction with the crowd and each other. Rock is Airbourne’s chosen life, and we, the Rock fans of the world, are the beneficiaries!
Their show is non-stop motion! We took a ton of pictures, but they just wouldn’t stand still, so please don’t be too critical…..we did the best that we could.
Doesn’t matter though, because we were there…..we witnessed the greatest new rock show in the world….up close and in personal!
Their set list consisted of “Stand Up”, “Hell Fire”, “Fat City”, “What’s Eating You”, “Girls In Black”, “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast”, “Heartbreaker”, “Cheap Wine & Cheaper Women”, “Runnin’ Wild” and “Black Jack”. Make no mistake here Rock fans…..every song that Airbourne plays is a great song! There are no duds or fillers here! That is not part of Airboune’s nature, they want every song to be perfect and they are!
And, when the set was over, and the crowd started chanting “Airbourne! Airbourne! Airbourne!”….they came back out and played “Ready to Rock” for a fitting encore.
For those of you who already own the non-USA release of Runnin’ Wild, you probably don’t recognize “Hell Fire” or “Ready To Rock”
“Hell Fire” is a new recording that will be put on the USA release coming out in January of 2008. It is replacing “Let’s Ride”.
And “Ready To Rock” if from the 2 year old Australia-only released cd by the same name. Only 1000 of those bad boys were ever pressed, and according to their manager, Gregg Donovan, it will NEVER be re-released! So if you own a copy of “Ready to Rock” hang on to it for dear life, and if you find a copy of “Ready to Rock” on Ebay….Good Luck Trying To Buy It! Talk about rare!
Airbourne is a “Must See” show for all rock fans. And if you are reading this and you are not a Rock fan….go to their show and you will instantly be an Airbourne fan, guaranteed!
This is Gregg…..he is one of the nicest and most dedicated folks that you will ever meet! He too loves what he does and it shows in his constant, infectious smile and enthusiasm while talking to everyone who wants to learn about Airbourne….(He is second from left)
Sadly, this is Airbourne’s last performance in the USA for this year. They are traveling back to Australia almost immediately.
But wait, this is also good news in that the reason they are going home is to pack! That’s right…..we said pack! They are moving to New Jersey in January! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!
And to all you folks in New Jersey……if you feel the ground start to shake some evening….not to worry….it is just the boys practicing for their next show…..Airbourne may just be coming to a town near YOU!
After the show, and after we got to talk to the band and get a few pictures, we met Ron Burman of Roadrunner Records. He is the man who signed Airbourne and will be responsible for their USA release. We got to listen as he and Gregg talked marketing tactics and strategies. And when they started talking about merchandise, Ron said that there should be an Airbourne tube-top produced for the women. After hearing that we’re guessing that Airbourne is going to be solely responsible for the elusive tube-top coming back into vogue! Every female on the planet is gonna want one!
(Sidebar – Ron is also responsible for signing Nickelback….How’s that for credentials?)
We’d like to thank Stash of 98Rock for coming to the show and introducing the band.
We did not get to meet or talk to Stash, but we did have the pleasure of tuning in to his afternoon show (once we got in broadcast range) and listened to the last part of his live interview with Joel and Ryan. The part that we listened to did not cover much of the music aspects of the band, but did touch on sports. Such as the sports of Australia and the USA and their differences. Football was the primary subject and their comments were hilarious. Aussie humor ROCKS!
Stash also were asked why they were moving to the USA, and that answer was one for the ages…..It turns out that 21 of the 25 most poisonous snakes in the world live in Australia. What better reason would they need to move? LOL
This was a great show and we were lucky enough to put ourselves in position to take some fair photos. This link will take you to the whole sequence from the show…
If you would like to learn more about Airbourne you can go to these links…
Lastly, we’d like to give a big Shout Out to Shawn and Kim, fellow Pennsylvanians who made the trek to Baltimore and Rocked out side by side with us all night. Hope you two made it home safely!
Fellow Rockers….go see an Airbourne show! Airbourne will ROCK your world!!!!!
And be sure to buy their cd from Roadrunner Records when it is released in January! It’s the next best thing to being there!
Special Thanks to Bic & Que for this superb Airbourne recap!