Nick Oliveri is no stranger to Ozzfest. He first took the stage in Ozzfest as the bassist for Queens of the Stone Age.
On Dead Planet, Nick handles the lead vocals and bass playing. Nick Oliveri’s razor sharp voice is one that takes a couple of listens to get used to, but I find his sound refreshingly different from so many of the singers that I have listened to as of late.
Mondo Generator has a punk/metal sound that I describe as Motorhead meets Velvet Revolver. The music on Dead Planet is extremely tight. The dual guitars of Ian Taylor and Spud are far better than I could have imagined.
Dead Planet gives you a wide selection of tunes. 17 songs averaging about 3 minutes in length. The cool thing about the short song length on Dead Planet is, if you find a song not to your liking, chances are 3 minutes later you will.
Stand out tracks are All The Way Down, Lie Detector, So High, Take Me Away, and Paper Thin.
I had no expectations when I first listened to this CD, and surprisingly liked this one a lot. If you are a fan of Nick’s former work in Queens of the Stone Age, get Dead Planet, you will love it. If you like the video above, for Lie Detector above, check out Mondo Generator, I think you will like them! You can hear more tracks at the band’s myspace page here.
1. Basket Case
2. I Never Sleep
3. All the Way Down
4. She Only Owns You
5. Lie Detector
6. Mental Hell
7. All Systems Go
8. Like a Bomb
9. So High
11. Take Me Away
12. Life of Sin
13. Paper Thin
14. Sam Hall
15. There She Goes Again
16. Bloody Hammer
17. Sleep the Lie Away
The Rock of Love finale was earlier this evening. Poison front man Bret Michaels made the decision between Heather and Jes.
Who did he Pick?
The winner is Jes. At the last minute, Bret sent Heather packing. Jes seemed to be the popular choice based on people’s comments at the Hard Rock Hideout. I am sure there are quite a few people happy in TV land tonight!
Next week, VH1 will Air the Rock of Love Reunion show!
Waysted has crafted 11 new tunes to fire up your CD player on October 29th!
This CD features original Waysted members Fin on Vocals and Pete Way on bass.
The Track Listing:
Rockin’ the Cliche
Keepin’ it Sweet
Long Time Dead
Out of Control
It Wasn’t Me
Song for Steve
The Harsh Reality
Handbags & Gladrags
Can’t Live Without Some Pain
Check out the video for Spill Blood on Fire, by AFM recording artist Heavenly.
This is the single off of their album, Virus.
You can listen to more of the tracks at Heavenly’s website.
This time around, Bo is doing it his way. You will find plenty of Southern Rock goodness on the new album to be released in October.
You can Preview all ten tracks from See the Light below.
Preview the new tracks here:
Gary Hughes established himself as one of England’s premiere singer Melodic and Hard Rock songwriters. He was involved in Bob Catley solo albums (both as a producer and songwriter), Hugo’s solo debut (as a producer) and not to mention his albums with the band Ten plus three solo albums and one rock opera in 2 chapters!
“Veritas“, his new solo album truly feels like the natural successor to “Precious Ones“, Gary Hughes’ last solo output dated 1998.
“Given the long awaited nature this album and the anticipation already beginning I have been working really hard to make this album the best I possibly can” says Gary.
The stunning final result is guaranteed to cement the reputation of Gary Hughes as a songwriter and producer and shows the class and the immense quality of British hard rock school, heir of the tradition of such giants as Whitesnake, Rainbow, UFO and Thin Lizzy!
Musicians on the album include: Gary Hughes himself on keyboards and orchestrations, TEN bandmates Chris Francis and John Helliwell, drummer Dave Ingledew and bass player Rick Stewart (Devil To Pay), Jason Robinson on drums (Absent Minds) and Simon Brayshaw on bass (Nightshift).
Sound samples in mp3 (Click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
You are probably asking, why on earth would a disc released in 2007 be in a Rare Rock Rewind segment?! My copy was a numbered edition that was autographed by the Metal God, Rob Halford. By the time you are reading this, the 5000 limited edition autographed copies will be sold out.
Metal God Essentials is a pretty cool package. The version I received came with a bonus CD, and a DVD with promo clips, behind the scenes and live performances in a nice digipak.
This CD is filled with cuts from the first two Halford releases Resurrection and Crucible, a few tracks from Rob’s former band Fight, as well as a couple of new cuts Forgotten Generation and Drop Out.
Metal God Essentials is full of quality cuts. If you don’t own any of Rob Halford’s music outside of Judas Priest, this is a great way to pick up some of the best tunes he ever did.
If Rob Halford continues to put out quality releases like this one, I will certainly be picking up more releases from his label as they arrive. If you are a Rob Halford or Judas Priest fan, you need to pick this up! Highly Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Made In Hell
3. Screaming In The Dark
5. Silent Screams – 1999 Demo
7. Into The Pit
8. Nailed To The Gun
9. Slow Down
10. Locked And Loaded
11. Forgotten Generation
12. Drop Out
13. War Of Words
15. Trail Of Tears
16. Redemption Mix
1. Hypocrisy U.S. Mix
2. Vendetta Australia and So.America Mix
3. Redemption European Mix
4. Resistance Canadian Mix
METALOCALYPSE CHARACTER BAND, DETHKLOK,
THE WORLD’S HEAVIEST AND MOST POPULAR ANIMATED METAL BAND, RELEASED NEW CD ON SEPTEMBER 25th!!!
Metalocalypse: Dethklok’s “Dethalbum” to coincide with 2nd Season of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse and release of Season 1 on DVD
The track listing for Metalocalypse : Dethklok’s “Dethalbum”
DISC 1 (Regular and Deluxe Editions):
Listen to two of the new tracks below!
2. Go Into the Water
5. Go Forth and Die
6. Fansong (Mp3)
7. Better Metal Snake
8. The Lost Vikings
10. Briefcase Full of Guts
11. Birthday Dethday
12. Hatredcopter (MP3)
14. Face Fisted
DISC 2 (Deluxe Edition ONLY):
1. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle
2. Blood Ocean
3. Murdertrain A Comin’
4. Pickles Intro
5. Kill You
7. Dethklok Gets in Tune
-VIDEO for “Bloodrocuted”
-Episode from Season 2
Created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, Metalocalypse
Dethklok, an incredibly talented and insanely popular Norwegian heavy metal band. Dethklok boasts the lineup of: vocalist Nathan Explosion – lyrical visionary, Skwisgaar Skwigelf & Toki Wartooth – two of the fastest guitarists alive, bassist William Murderface and drummer Pickles- the soul of the band. Not really.
Rammstein’s Völkerball DVD debuted at #4 on the Music DVD charts. The German industrial metal band’s new DVD features live performances taken from shows in England, France, Japan, and Russia. Hardcore fans of Rammstein were able to pick up a limited edition Völkerball set that comes with 4 discs and a 190 page photo book from the tour. The DVD is the first time Rammstein fans from the US have been able to see the band play since 2001. Check out the videos below to get a taste of their amazing stage show in Völkerball.
Another Animal have started rehearsals in Boston for their upcoming tour with Alter Bridge. Tony, Lee, Shannon, and Robbie just wrapped up their tour with Godsmack and have linked up with Whit Crane to prepare for their first tour as Another Animal. The band also just announced a second leg of the US tour with new dates in November. Another Animal will release their self titled debut album, featuring their first single “Broken Again,” on October 2nd.
Listen to Broken Again here!
Check out the full list of tour dates for Another Animal below.
10/2 Tallahassee, FL – Floyds Music Store
10/4 North Charleston, SC – The Plex
10/5 Chattanooga, TN – Club Fantham
10/6 Noblesville, IN – X-Fest at The Verizion Wireless Music Center
10/8 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/9 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/12 Hampton, VA – Mill Point Park
10/13 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/14 Boston, MA – The Roxy
10/16 New York, NY – The Filmore @ Irving Plaza
10/17 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
10/19 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
10/21 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/24 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
10/27 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
10/28 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/30 Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom
10/31 Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
11/2 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/3 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/6 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
11/7 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/10 Spokane, WA – The Big Easy Concert Hall
11/11 Boise, ID – Big Easy Concert House
11/13 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatres
11/16 St. Paul, MN – Myth
11/17 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/21 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
11/24 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
DC4, the Los Angeles-based hard rock band featuring former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson alongside brothers Jeff Duncan (ARMORED SAINT, ODIN) on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Duncan (ODIN) on drums and Matt Duncan on bass, have announced that October 31, 2007 will be the official release date of their long-awaited album, “Explode”. ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bass player Joey Vera, fresh off his work on the new SEVEN WITCHES album, was at the helm for both the recording and mixing sessions for the album. The band is now taking advance orders and have priced the CD at $8.00, which includes free shipping in the USA. The special pricing is for advance orders only.
The “Explode” track listing and album cover follow:
2. Rock & Roll Disease
3. Long Hard Road
5. Cabin Fever
6. This Is What You Wanted
7. Hate Parade
8. God Complex
9. Candy Caine
To hear some of the songs from the new album, arrange for your pre-order and to get info on upcoming shows, visit the official DC4 Myspace page at: DC4 Myspace.
The first thing I noticed is that record seems to be a little bit heavier than the last couple of HIM releases.
On the opening track Venus Doom singer Ville Vallo sings in a much lower range than I am used to. The sound on this song reminds me of Type O Negative with a dash of Black Sabbath.
I actually like Love in Cold Blood a little better than Venus Doom. Valle goes back and forth between his normal vocal range, and the deeper bass parts on this song. The guitar work by Mikko “Linde” Lindström is excellent on this track.
Passion’s Killing Floor is another song has a little bit of a doom metal type of feel. The keyboards on this song by Janne “Burton” Puurtinen gives song a haunting almost eerie feel. Cool Stuff.
Kiss of Dawn is one of the more mainstream sounding tracks on Venus Doom. It is also one of my favorites off of this record. Check out the video below for this song.
Sleepwalking Past Hope is a song that you have to hear to fully appreciate. This song clocks in at over 10 minutes in length. The song has more stoner rock elements, but the keyboards turns this song into something completely different.
Dead Lovers’ Lane is a song that could easily be a radio hit for the band. The chugging guitar riffs really drive this song home. Hopefully rock radio won’t be scared off by the layer of keyboards on this track. I think it is totally cool.
Song or Suicide is a short little throw away track, that is only a little over a minute long.
Bleed Well is the third song on Venus Doom with major hit potential. The snippet below gives you a taste of this great song.
Cyanide Sun is a low tempo, moody sounding number. It is a very strong track, and a good way to close out this record.
Bottom line, Venus Doom is one cool sounding record. Although their are some elements that remind me of other bands that I listen to, Venus Doom is a unique sounding record. It debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 charts with 38,637 units sold. I expect that this record could give HIM, their first platinum record with a little bit of luck. If you like the songs in the videos above, go get this!
1. Venus Doom
2. Love in Cold Blood
3. Passion’s Killing Floor
4. Kiss of Dawn
5. Sleepwalking Past Hope
6. Dead Lovers’ Lane
7. Song or Suicide
8. Bleed Well
9. Cyanide Sun
Endeverafter has released the artwork for their up and coming album, Kiss or Kill, Due to be released on October 30th.
1. I Wanna Be Your Man
2. Baby 3x
3. Gotta Get Out
5. Next Best Thing (Guest Vocal Butch Walker)
6. Tip Of My Tongue
7. Road To Destruction
8. All Night
10. From The Ashes Of Sin
11. Long Way Home
Here is the clean video version of their song Baby Baby Baby.
Want a chance to check out some of the great new music that is being reviewed at the Hard Rock Hideout? 3 people can win their own copy of the new CDs by Evans Blue, The Showdown, or the new Halloween Soundtrack. One lucky winner will get their own copy of the new Nikki Sixx book, The Heroin Diaries.
Submit your name and email address at the link below!
Names will be drawn on October 5th. Only one entry per person please!
This CD is a cover album of sorts. Leslie West and company have chosen to take on the tunes of Bob Dylan for this record.
You love or hate for this record will likely stem from whether you like Bob Dylan or not. Personally, I have not been a Bob Dylan fan, so I found this record a little more palatable than some. I am not familiar with a lot of Bob Dylan’s songs, so for me, I am hearing these songs for the first time as presented by Mountain.
I like Leslie West’s raspy vocals, and I always enjoy good bluesy hard rock. I don’t know if Mountain does an adequate job on the cover tunes or not, but I like what I hear on this disc well enough to spin this a few times.
On this album, you get a guest appearance by Ozzy Osbourne on the track Masters of War. I am sure this was a trade off for Leslie’s appearance on Ozzy’s Undercover disc. Nonetheless, I enjoy hearing Ozzy here.
Masters of War is a bluesy guitar riff filled disc that I enjoyed to a lesser degree. Is this the best collection of Mountain tunes that I have ever heard? No, but it is a solid effort from Mr. West and company.
This is a disc that will mix well with some of the other southern hard rock discs that I enjoy. Masters of War won’t blow your mind, but if you are a fan of the band, it is certainly worth seeking out.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Masters Of War
2. Serve somebody with
3. Blowin’ In The Wind [heavy]
4. Everything Is Broken
5. Highway 61 Revisited
6. This Heart Of Mine
7. Subterranean Homesick Blues
8. The Times They Are A-changin’
9. Seven Days
10. Mr. Tambourine Man
11. Like A Rolling Stone
12. Blowin’ In The Wind [acoustic]
Check out the Video for Saliva’s single, Ladies and Gentlemen.
For more info on Saliva, check out their myspace page.
3 Mile Scream have announced their new headlining tour dates in support of their Corporate Punishment debut, A Prelude To Our Demise. The band will be touring throughout Canada in October and November.
3 Mile Scream is currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which is due for release in early 2008. The album was produced by Cryptopsy guitarist Christian Donaldson, who recently produced The Agonist’s Century Media debut.
“The new album is more melodic while still remaining within the initial vein of our previous record,” says 3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGachy. “We decided to make the clean parts as beautiful as possible while keeping the brutal parts as brutal as possible.”
Check out the band’s new Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin) directed video for the track “Our Blackened Sun” here!
3 Mile Scream’s debut album, which was produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais, of Kataklysm, has prompted a plethora of critical acclaim from critics and fans, including Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe who described the band as “Artfully orchestrated brutality”, while Decibel Magazine said, “This quintet is akin to a more energetic God Forbid, with staccato riffs and languid melodies giving way to machine-gun breakdowns at almost every turn.”
3 MILE SCREAM TOUR DATES:
Oct 12 – Cafe Deckuf, Ottawa, Ontario
Oct 13 – Cafe L’incoditionelle ,Montreal, Quebec
Oct 26 – The Embassy, London, Ontario
Oct 28 – The Frontline, Belleville, Ontario
Nov 02 – The UnderDog, Peterborough, Ontario
Nov 03 – Bottoms Up, Brantford, Ontario
Nov 10 – The Katacombes, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 23 – Cafe L’inconditionnelle, Montreal, Quebec
Dec 07 – The Kathedral, Toronto, Ontario
This band is lead by frontman, Ely Dye , Adriel Garcia (guitar), London (drums), Milo (guitar) and Brady (bass).
City Sleeps has a song on the new CD Soundtrack to Resident Evil: Extinction, and a solid debut CD, Not An Angel that will help usher them into the limelight.
Judging from their first single and video Prototype, this band’s music is primed for radio play, and could easily have some pop and rock crossover hits and some definite mainstream success.
Ely Dye has a vocal range that hits the high notes with ease. At times, I think he could easily match Sting note for note. His soaring vocals grab you on the very first listen.
Prototype, Just Another Day, Not An Angel and Sleep With Me are my early favorites off of this record. The intro and exit tracks Hotel and Check Out are throw away instrumentals, but luckily, there is enough meat in between these songs to make this a record worth checking out. Not An Angel is an upbeat record, and is a lighter than a lot of the artists that I review at the Hard Rock Hideout. I thought this was a new release worth mentioning.
If Alternative Rock is your thing, check out City Sleeps on myspace. If you like what you hear, check out the pre-order offer below!
Something to note for you rockers in or around Atlanta, Georgia!
Starting Tuesday, September 25, get a free concert ticket to see City Sleeps in Atlanta when you pre-order their new album, Not An Angel (out 10/9) from Criminal Records. The concert is at the Masquerade on Friday, October 12, and it is an all-ages show. The first 50 people to pre-order the new CD will get TWO tickets to the show. That’s a new CD plus two concert tickets for a mere $9.99! (A single ticket to the show would cost you $10, plus Ticketmaster fees, of course.) Even if you’re not one of the first 50 people to pre-order Not An Angel, it’s still a good deal for a CD and one ticket.
Rating: Out of 10
3. Just Another Day
4. Not an Angel
5. Walker’s Ridge
6. Ordinary High
7. I Can’t Make You Love Me
10. Be a Man
11. Sleep With Me
12. Check Out
Check out the new video, “Share Your Pain” by the Swedish glam metal band, Vanity Blvd.
For more information on Vanity Blvd. check out their myspace page here!
SEVEN WITCHES RETURN WITH SEVENTH ALBUM OVERALL, ‘DEADLY SINS’ VIA SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS NOVEMBER 20TH 2007
EXCLUSIVE PRE RELEASE DIGITAL CONTEST AT GROOVE JUNCTION ONE
With a release date of November 20th, the completed album and artwork will also be released as a digital download – at
midnight Oct 31st (Halloween) to be exact – exclusively at
www.groovejunctionone.com.And here’s more reason to buy early – a contest has been set up – which runs from midnight 10/31 to midnight 11/20.
Everyone that purchases the entire new album digitally within the two weeks prior to street date is automatically entered into the contest, there will be two winners drawn, with the lucky winners being contacted via e-mail on 11/21.
The prize will include seven titles from the Seven Witches/Jack frost catalog, including:
SW- Xiled To Infinity And One
SW- Year Of The Witch
SW- Passage To The Other Side
SW- Years Of The Witch (DVD)
SW- Deadly Sins (CD copy)
JF- Out In The Cold
JF- Raise Your Fist To Metal
In addition to Frost’s impressive six string skills, the album features two other metal giants in their respective fields – ex-Hades/Watchtower vocalist Alan Tecchio (who also appeared on Seven Witches’ ‘Amped’ release), as well as Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Anthrax bassist Joey Vera.
‘Deadly Sins’ turned out to be one of the trickiest Seven Witches releases to complete – a solid year in the making – due to the fact that it is a concept record (based on the “7 Sins of Mahatma Gandhi”).
Additionally, other musicians lent a hand, including bassists Clint Arent (of Pain Museum), Kevin Bolembach (ex Non Fiction), and a drummer who goes by the nom de plum of ‘Troll.’
Frost (who also co-produced the album, along with Joey Vera who also mixed the release) is proud of this lofty metallic accomplishment – “This is a major up step or us. A masterpiece that we all put our hearts and souls into.
This record never gives you time to sleep, as its on 11 from the start to the end, truly the best work of my career.”
Get ready to soon hear the sonic proof yourself.
Check out the jukebox that contains streaming audio to entire release.
Web Link: http://promo.letstalkmetal.com/seven_witches/jukeboxUsername: sevenwitches
Seven Witches “Deadly Sins” tracklisting:
1. Deadly Sins
8. Man of the Millennium
10. The Answer
For more information, visit:
I must admit that Mower is far better than I ever could have expected. Pinpointing the band’s style is a little more difficult than I expected. There are elements of hardcore, a little bit thrash, mixed with a little bit of stoner rock for good measure. Within the songs, I can hear elements of early Metallica fused with Anthrax, Rob Zombie and a small dash of Black Sabbath. The energy in the songs captivates my ears with every spin.
While I release this type of rock may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Mower’s latest CD, Not For You is one worth checking out. My favorite cuts so far are American Psycho, Look Away, U-Turn, Road Rage, and the thrashing cover of California Dreamin’.
Mower is the second metal band that I have heard lately using a dual vocal approach (the first being Atreyu.) The mixture of Brian Sheerin and Dominic Moscatello is a little different than Atreyu’s approach. One singer is all metal, the other is hardcore. It makes for an intersting mix.
Not For You is a short listen. It has 15 songs clocking in at roughly 39 minutes. Most of the songs here are less than 3 minutes in length. To me, it is the shorter length on the songs that makes this disc more listenable. If you like you music on the heavier side, Mower may be an act for you to get a quick Metal fix.
Rating: Out of 10
1. American Psycho
2. Road Rage
3. 10′ X 10′
4. The End
5. Look Away
6. Broken Hands
8. General Admission
11. Not For You
12. L.A. Riot
15. California Dreamin’
Platinum rock band Drowning Pool is a band on a mission. Immediately following the successful launch of their “This Is For the Soldiers Tour”, the Texas rockers have stepped it up with Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), actively campaigning for better mental health care for U.S. Troops on Capitol Hill. Drowning Pool and IAVA presented Representative Patrick Murphy with a petition containing 25,000 signatures in support of the Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007. Murphy, who is the first Iraq veteran to serve in Congress, is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan legislation, which requires mandatory mental health care screening for returning troops. He served in Baghdad in 2003-2004 as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Drowning Pool and IAVA first joined forces to launch the “This Is For The Soldiers” campaign and accompanying website www.thisisforthesoldiers.org, which continues to ask supporters to sign an online petition urging Congress to pass the Lane Evans bill. The group has been instrumental in involving their young fans in the political process and they challenge their fellow recording artists to show their support for our troops.
“It’s exciting to be on Capitol Hill with a rock band to raise awareness about this urgent issue. Tens of thousands of people from across the country have stepped up to help us support the troops,” said Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA Executive Director. “More than 1.5 million Americans have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and almost a third of them will face a serious mental health issue, ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to depression. It’s critical that we get these troops the help they need now and the Lane Evans Bill is a major step in that direction. We are honored to work with Representative Murphy and Drowning Pool to get this important legislation passed.”
To view footage from the press conference click here: http://www.ivpnewmedia.com/10thst/dpvideo/pc.htm
Drowning Pool is a longtime supporter of the troops. The band’s current single “Soldiers” pays homage to our Armed Forces and their current “This Is For The Soldiers Tour” donates one dollar of every ticket sold to IAVA and the USO, while encouraging young fans to support the cause. The band has been a favorite of U.S. troops, performing USO tours in Iraq, Kuwait and South Korea.
Drowning Pool’s lead vocalist Ryan McCombs says, “It’s an honor and a privilege to work on something as important as this legislation.”
The Lane Evans Bill would help troops and veterans get mental health care in the following ways:
-Require in-person mental health screening for returning combat veterans
-Extend the window for Veterans Affairs mental health treatment
-Establish a registry to track Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to monitor their health and benefit use
-Improve the transferability of military records from Department of Defense to Veterans Affairs
IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, is the nation’s first and largest organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, representing more than 60,000 members and civilian supporters in all 50 states. For more information visit www.iava.org.
L-R: Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool); Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool); Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill; Rob Timmons, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Todd Bowers, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool); Mike Luce (Drowning Pool).
From L-R Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-PA; Rob Timmons, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool); Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool); CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool); Mike Luce (Drowning Pool).
A hard rock show that neither my wife or I could miss came to Mason, Ohio on Saturday night. I have been a fan of Black Stone Cherry since I first picked up their disc in 2006. I am proud to say these hard rockers are from my homestate of Kentucky. After seeing them live last year, I knew I wouldn’t miss this show. Jackyl is a favorite of my wife’s, so this show was definitely a win-win situation for both of us. The fact that this was a free show didn’t hurt matters either. The stage for this show was erected outside the Aces and Eights Harley Davidson dealership. Live bands played all day to take part in their 7th anniversary celebration. The turnout for this show was pretty amazing. I estimate about 3,000 – 4,000 people were there (It could have been more. The area by the stage was completely packed.)
Black Stone Cherry took the stage around 7:15 or so. The band played several of the tracks from their CD including, Backwoods Gold, Lonely Train, and Hell and High Water. They also threw in a cover of Rick Deringer’s Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo, and a blues song that I was not familiar with.
Drummer John Fred Young is fun to watch playing the drums. His playing and appearance reminds me of a young Tommy Aldridge. The show ended with Ben Wills, Chris Robertson and bassist John Lawhon playing with their guitars behind their necks. Cool Stuff! The band came out and did a meet and greet after the show. I came home with an autographed copy of the CD, and the picture below.
As a whole, Black Stone Cherry’s part of the show was great, and I was glad that I got to see them again. This show was their second to last U.S. date. They are about to embark on their tour of the U.K. and Europe in October. Once they finish up their tour they are coming back home to work on album #2!! For you fans in the United Kingdom that are just catching onto Black Stone Cherry (their debut CD was released in Europe recently) be sure to catch these guys live, you won’t be disappointed!
Here is a video I took of the band performing Hell or High Water!
I have seen Jackyl several times before and they have always been entertaining. Saturday night was no exception. The band was one big part that music just happned to be part of.
Jesse James was loud, rude and somewhat funny last night, and the fans love him for that. He was obviously there to party and have a good time. There was plenty of times that band passed around a bottle of Crown Royal, and it was empty by the time the show was done.
Jackyl performed many of the band’s hits including: Down on Me, Dirty Little Mind, When Will It Rain, I Stand Alone, Secret Of The Bottle and closed out with We’re AnAmerican Band, She Loves My Cock, and the Lumberjack.
During the show, Jesse had a bunch of scantilly clad women join him on the stage to further his birthday part. One of which had a snake around her neck. The crowd full of rowdy bikers seem to enjoy it.
Jackyl was fun to watch, and I almost forgot how good their brand of Southern Rock can be.
Great free hard rock shows like this do not come around very often, and I was glad that my family and I came to this show. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait until 2008 to catch another free one! What a way to close out Live Week at the Hard Rock Hideout!
Here is Jackyl peforming I Stand Alone. Enjoy!
If you are a KISS fan of any kind, this CD needs no introduction, you probably own this on multiple formats. For those of you that don’t, keep reading!
KISS Alive may be the most successful live hard rock disc of all time. This Album has sold over 4 million copies since its initial release. Rolling Stone Magazine has this disc listed as one of their Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
While I don’t agree with all of Rolling Stone’s choices, this is one that is a worthy selection.
Is KISS the greatest band of all time? Probably not. Is this the best live CD of all time? It is pretty damn close if it isn’t. The sound quality of this disc, is amazing, especially since it was recorded in ’75. I can listen to this 80 minute set repeatedly without getting bored.
This is truly a once in a lifetime live set, and I think the live energy of the KISS live performance is captured very well here.
If you are a hard rock fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up this excellent 2 disc set!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Watchin’ You
2. 100,000 Years
3. Black Diamond
4. Rock Bottom
5. Cold Gin
6. Rock And Roll All Nite
7. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll
For 25 years now, Rockline Radio has brought the world’s favorite artists to the spotlight. In recent weeks, Bob Coburn spoke with Nikki Sixx about “The Heroin Diaries.”
Rockline also hosted a special session with Evans Blue recently and had the band perform acoustically on the show. Both shows are archived at http://www.rocklineradio.com/replay/replay.php.
Frontiers Records is excited to present the release of WINGER “Live” DVD and 2CD set on November 9th 2007 !
Culled from their 2007 US reunion tour, WINGER offers their first live album and dvd ever ! Kip Winger, Reb Beach, Rod Morgenstein and John Roth rip through all the hits, progressive jams and new material taken from their comeback album “IV” with a passion and energy their fans have come to admire!
For nearly 20 years the members of Winger have been delivering their music to sold out audiences all over the world. Their multi platinum status and respected musicianship has earned Winger a loyal following everywhere.
From Kip’s start in Alice Cooper to Rod’s tenure with the Dixie Dregs and Reb’s tenure with Dokken and Whitesnake, Winger continues to push the boundaries of their music and deliver it to old and new fans!
CD1: Blind Revolution Mad; Loosen Up; Easy Come Easy Go; Your Great Escape; Down Incognito; Rainbow In the Rose; Generica; Junk Yard Dog. CD2: Right Up Ahead; Reb’s Guitar Solo; You Are The Saint, I Am The Sinner; Rod’s Drum Solo; Headed For A Heartbreak; Can’t Get Enough; Seventeen; Who’s The One; Miles Away; Madalaine; Blue Suede Shoes (Acoustic Version) – bonus studio track.
Blind Revolution Mad; Loosen Up; Easy Come Easy Go; Your Great Escape; Down Incognito; Rainbow In the Rose; Generica; Junk Yard Dog; Right Up Ahead; Reb’s Guitar Solo; You Are The Saint, I Am The Sinner; Rod’s Drum Solo; Headed For A Heartbreak; Can’t Get Enough; Seventeen; Who’s The One; Miles Away; Hungry(*); Madalaine.
(*) not included on the cd version
The performance was captured on DVD with 10 cameras and is presented in 16:9 widescreen. Audio option is Dolby Digital 2.0 for an approximate total length of 105 minutes. DVD will be exclusively available in NTSC region free format. Bonus features include a soundcheck performance and a photo gallery. The 2 CD soundtrack is only available separately.
Check out this live video of Cinderella performing Gypsy Road, live in Detroit, MI.
This CD is becoming one of the more rare live recordings that I have come across.
I have been a fan of Black ‘N Blue for a long time, but quite frankly, I don’t think this recording captures the best live show the band has ever done. It does have a few of the bands hits, but it is a short set (less than an hour).
This isn’t a live CD that I will grab for regularly. I prefer the studio cuts over the live version here. This disc turns up on Ebay from time to time, and you can find used copies at amazon. This is a disc that the diehard Black ‘N Blue fans will search for only.
Rating:Out of 10
- Chains Around Heaven
- The Strong Will Rock
- Hold On To 18
- Wicked Bitch
- School of Hard Knocks
- I’m the King
- One For The Money
Black ‘N Blue is:
Jamie St. James – Vocals
Tommy Thayer – Guitar
Jeff Warner- Guitar
Patrick Young – Bass
Pete Holmes – Drums
Atreyu constantly want to grow musically with each new record.
Many of their fans have noticed a change in the vocals from Alex Varkatzas on Lead Sails.
In the new behind-the-scenes video, Alex explains the new direction he took and where he wants to see Atreyu go in the future.
Watch the video from Atreyu – “Alex” Here!
Check out The Answer performing their song, Never Too Late!