Including a rare Forevermore EP featuring unreleased tracks:
Fade into Smoke
Redemption (Live Rehearsal Version)
Venomous (Live Rehearsal Version)
1st Prize – Signed Forevermore EP, poster and t-shirt
2nd Prize – Signed Forevermore EP and t-shirt
8 Runner Ups – Signed Forevermore EP
SWEEPSTAKE RUNS 8/18/2008 – 8/24/2008
Win Walls of Jericho’s new album “The American Dream” plus their entire music catalog!
Don’t miss them on MAYHEM tour now and w/36Crazyfist & It Dies Today this summer!
Billy Idol has recorded two brand new songs for The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, a new career-spanning CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD and digital collection to be released June 24 by Capitol/EMI. The two songs, “John Wayne” and “New Future Weapon,” will be exclusively available on the new release, which features all seven of Idol’s Top 10 hits among its 18 tracks, including two #1s. The Deluxe Edition adds 13 music videos making their DVD release debuts, including two alternate video edits that have never before been released in any format. The CD and CD/DVD packages are both designed by Shepard Fairey and include liner notes by David Wild.
The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself gathers together the music that Billy Idol has taken to stages all around the world, as well as two brand new songs. The new tracks find the man still at the peak of his powers, working with longtime partner and guitar great Steve Stevens and his other current band members, drummer and songwriting collaborator Brian Tichy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. On June 24, Idol will perform songs from the new release on the outdoor stage of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Of his new song “John Wayne,” Idol says, “When I’m singing it, I’m thinking about the characters John Wayne played. They were usually men with a flaw in their character or something dark in their past they’re trying to rise above before the end of the movie. So it’s not about the kick-in-the-door John Wayne or the barroom fight John Wayne — it’s more the man who overcomes.”
Of the collection’s other new track, “New Future Weapon,” Idol says, “I was reading about the new stealth fighter plane the Raptor, and I was struck by the ambivalence of the pilot talking about the enemy. Musically, it’s got a bit of the Spaghetti Western about it. It’s a sick song, as you might expect.”
The two new songs are produced by Josh Abraham, whose production discography includes Velvet Revolver’s double platinum, Grammy Award-winning Contraband, 30 Seconds To Mars’ platinum A Beautiful Lie, Staind’s eight-times platinum Break The Cycle and double platinum 14 Shades of Grey, Limp Bizkit’s seven-times platinum Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, and Courtney Love’s America’s Sweetheart, among many others.
The Deluxe Edition CD/DVD adds 13 music videos that helped forever define Idol as a rock icon, including previously unreleased edits of “Cradle Of Love” and “Hot In The City.” “We worked hard so there would be some consistency to the videos and so we wouldn’t have to be embarrassed one day,” Idol says. “We sweated over them – video hell, we would call it.” As with his vital music, Idol liked to use his videos to shake things up as much as possible. “That was a pretty bland time of corporate rock and afternoon television music, and we wanted to bring in a little more danger and after hours fun into it,” he explains. “Maybe that’s why we looked like vampires.”
Part of the Bromley Contingent of early Sex Pistols fans, Billy Idol was inspired to front the popular British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s break-up in 1981. From there, he decided to try his luck in America. “I definitely took punk with me wherever I’ve gone,” Idol says. “That was the whole idea really. I wanted to transform my music, but I didn’t want to ever lose sight of that punk rock attitude. Whether we turned to hard rock or disco or whatever the hell else we did over the years, that helped give the music a spirit it would not have had if I hadn’t come out of the punk movement.”
Idol’s first solo album was released by Chrysalis in 1982, but it didn’t hit its chart peak until the following year. The self-titled album’s “White Wedding” and “Dancing with Myself” (a new version of a song Idol first recorded with Generation X) were major club hits in 1983, fueled by heavy video play on MTV. “White Wedding” also crossed over to the Top 5 of the Mainstream Rock chart, while “Hot In the City” made the Top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100, and Billy Idol was certified gold with U.S. sales totaling more than 500,000 units.
Idol really smashed through with his 1984 double platinum album, Rebel Yell. Stocked with major radio and MTV hits, including “Rebel Yell,” “Eyes Without a Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy” and “Catch My Fall,” the album reached #6 on the Billboard 200.
1987’s platinum-selling Vital Idol collection presented his hits in expanded remixes, including the chart-topping smash “Mony, Mony;” that same year, Idol released a new album, the platinum Top 10 Whiplash Smile, with its standout singles “To Be A Lover” and “Don’t Need A Gun.” The platinum-certified Charmed Life album followed in 1990 with “Cradle Of Love” and “L.A. Woman.” 1993’s Cyberpunk included the Top 10 Mainstream Rock hit “Shock To The System.” A platinum-selling Greatest Hits collection, released in 2000, re-charged Idol’s catalog, and 12 years after his last new album release, he returned with Devil’s Playground in 2005 (Sanctuary). The album’s “World Comin’ Down” is included in the new collection’s tracks.
“It’s funny what you have to do to carve out your own niche,” Idol says with a laugh when asked about the new collection’s Idolize Yourself title. “But everyone should idolize themselves, shouldn’t they?” The niche that Billy Idol has created over these past few decades is no laughing matter. Beyond the platinum sound and the platinum hair, Idol is respected as the original punk rocker who long ago found a way to take that sneering punk attitude to the top of the charts.
Listening back to The Very Best Of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself, the man himself felt a real sense of pride. “I was knocked out,” Idol says. “For all the up and downs, there’s some quality there. So I feel like I can walk into my house justified. The highs were very high — sometimes too high — and the lows were low, but somehow it still holds up.”
1. Dancing With Myself
2. Hot In The City
3. White Wedding Part 1
4. Rebel Yell
5. Eyes Without A Face
6. Flesh For Fantasy
7. Catch My Fall
8. To Be A Lover
9. Don’t Need A Gun
10. Sweet Sixteen
11. Mony, Mony (Live)
12. Cradle Of Love
13. L.A. Woman
14. Shock To The System
16. World Comin’ Down
17. John Wayne – new exclusive track
18. New Future Weapon – new exclusive track
HardRockHideout.com has one copy of The Very Best of Billy Idol: Idolize Yourself to give away to one lucky reader.
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Dokken’s tenth studio album, Lightning Strikes Again, brings the group’s sound full circle. Taking its title from a track on the band’s 1985 classic Under Lock & Key, the 12 new songs ( including the breakout tracks “Standing On The Outside,” “Oasis,” and “Heart To Stone”) capture the signature mix of barbed-wire riffs and razor-sharp melodies that made Dokken one of the most dominant creative and commercial forces of melodic hard rock in the 1980s.
Beginning in July, Dokken heads out on the road for a 40-city U.S. tour with fellow headbangers Poison and Sebastian Bach. But before the “Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour 2008” visits your neck of the woods, Don Dokken and bandmate Jon Levin paid a visit to the Rhino offices to autograph some posters -which you can win in Rhino’s latest sweepstakes.
Measuring 12” x 18”, this promotional-only poster for Lightning Strikes Again features the CD’s “striking” cover art and has been boldly signed by both Don and his guitarist. We’ve got five of these to give away to lucky Dokken fans, enter by June 27 and one of them could be yours!
After the huge success of their first two studio albums, Shinedown is returning with their most vital material yet!
Produced by Rob Cavallo (My Chemical Romance, Green Day) and featuring the hit single, “Devour,” The Sound of Madness arrives on June 24th.
To celebrate the release, Shinedown and Hard Rock Hideout are giving away a Paul Reed Smith SE One Guitar and 80GB Zune MP3 Player loaded with Shinedown’s complete catalog!
You can see hear Shinedown’s new single Devour here!
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Hard Rock Hideout has a free copy of the new Bret Michaels CD, Rock My World, to give away.
Click type your full name and email address in the box below, if you would like a copy!
Contest will end Saturday, June 14th. The winner will be posted on Sunday, June 15th!
Join Black Tide as they hit the road with Slipknot, Disturbed, Dragonforce, Airbourne, Mastodon and more this summer on Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival.
To celebrate the festival, Black Tide and Hard Rock Hideout are giving away a pair of tickets to every date of the tour.
Enter now to rock out! Click the image above to enter the drawing!
Rev Theory is revving up to release Light It Up on June 10th. The Brian Howes (Hinder, Puddle of Mudd) and Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn) produced album features the raucous single “Hell Yeah” and Wrestle Mania XXIV theme song “Light it Up.”
To celebrate the unleashing of Light It Up, Rev Theory and Hard Rock Hideout are giving one winner an Xbox 360 Elite along with an Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel and Nascar 09 which features a song by Rev Theory.
10 Years‘ new album, Division, will hit stores on May 13th, but their smash hit single “Beautiful” is already all over radio! Division is the follow up to 10 Years’ breakthrough album The Autumn Effect. With a musically eclectic, technically adept and emotionally poignant style, the songs shatter preconceptions, revealing a tapestry of previously unexplored influences and a larger array of stunning melodies.
To celebrate the release of Division, 10 Years and Hard Rock Hideout are giving one lucky winner a chance to own Tater’s guitar he used in the recording of the new album and to sweeten the deal, the guitar’s signed by all the members of 10 Years!
Prodege LLC, in conjunction with Ted Nugent, announced today a one-of-a-kind sweepstakes for a chance to accompany the iconoclastic rocker on an outdoor hunting trip.
Has there ever been a rock-star more associated with guns and ammo than Ted Nugent? Sure the man can shred on his ‘62 Byrdland electric guitar, but it’s his passion and skill with a rifle that truly set him apart from the rest of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Now, thanks to the folks at searchwithtednugent.com, you can have the opportunity to accompany Ted in the flesh, as he hunts for outdoor delicacies like wild boar, pheasant, venison and even buffalo.
This exciting giveaway is only available to users of searchwithtednugent.com; a search engine portal that functions just like Google except it rewards fans of the hard-rocking Nugent with prizes. Let’s see the Wall Street darlings from Mountain View do that!
Searchwithtednugent.com has become a favorite for Nugent’s legions of fans and admirers. The site is powered by Google and Ask search technology, meaning that users receive the same great search results they are accustomed to. Unlike other search engines, however, this one rewards users with digital dollars called Swag Bucks, which can be redeemed for exclusive artist prizes, including Nugent autographed CDs, DVDs and even copies of Ted’s official cookbook: “Kill It and Grill It.” Every search is a chance to win.
“Ted cares deeply about staying in touch with his fans,” said Prodege VP of Marketing, Ron Leshem. “It’s a surprisingly high-tech solution for someone so associated with the great outdoors. This is the perfect way for fans to connect to Ted, while also earning a chance to win some amazing prizes for themselves.”
Fans can increase their likelihood of earning top prizes by downloading the Ted Nugent toolbar at: www.searchwithtednugent.com. Please visit site for full sweepstakes rules and regulations.
The site is the result of a groundbreaking partnership between Ted Nugent, and Prodege LLC, the Internet’s leading provider of branded search engines. Launched in 2006, Prodege has already compiled an impressive list of search partners from the music and sports worlds.
Black Tide have just completed a tour of North America and Europe opening for Avenged Sevenfold and will continue life on the road as they approach the release of their debut album, Light From Above. The band can be seen with All That Remains and Chimaira in February and March and on the Mayhem Tour with Slipknot and Disturbed this summer.
The heavily anticipated release from the hard rocking band will hit stores March 18th, 2008.
As Black Tide gear up for more touring and their new album, you can gear up too. The band and Hard Rock Hideout are giving you the chance to win a Dean MLX guitar, a Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 bass, a Pearl Joey Jordison model steel snare and a Coffin Case bass case.
The full length album, Light From Above, hits stores March 2008.
You can win one of the following:
- An Apple iPhone
- A Personalized Autographed Poser
- A copy of the new Angel Down CD
Click the following link to enter: Sebastian Bach Giveaway!
Angel Down will hit most retail outlets on November 20th, 2007.
Check out some early reviews of Angel Down:
“I can tell you that without a doubt, the wait will be worthwhile. ‘Angel Down’ is the metal album of the year, if not the 21st Century so far” – Undercover.au
“Sporting a great Axl Rose cameo and enough guitar chops to choke a horse, Bach delivers one of the best retro-metal albums in recent time…. On Angel Down, Sebastian Bach proves that he is the definition of an ‘American Metalhead’.” – Cash Box Magazine
You can listen to the new single, Love is a Bitchslap by clicking here!
Guitar Center is having a contest where you could win a trip for you and a friend to fly down to London to meet the band and watch the show from the side of the stage! How great is that?
The Prize Package Includes:
- Round Trip Airfare
- Hotel Accomodations
- $1000 Spending Cash
The winner also gets a $2500 Guitar Center Shopping Spree!
Click here for more details on the contest and don’t forget to pick up Born Into This, in stores now.
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!