So what new music hit the stores this week? There are a few things worth checking out! The most notable would be the new album, Hot
Cakes from the Darkness! Speaking of The Darkness, the band will be taking over the @Rhapsody twitter handle today! If your have any burning questions for them, you will have the chance to interact with them live. More details below.
The Darkness Twitter Takeover
When: Wednesday, August 22nd at 10am PST
Fans can tweet their questions on @Rhapsody to #DarknessRhap
New Releases For the Week of 8/21:
KISS – Destroyer – Resurrected
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last of a Dyin’ Breed
Project 86 – Wait for the Siren
The Darkness – Hot Cakes
The Kinks – At The BBC (Import)
Riff Raff – Leaving D.C.
The final daily schedules have been announced for this year’s Moondance Jam, which will take place July 14-17, 2010 in Walker, Minnesota. Tickets are available now at www.moondancejam.com or by calling 1-877-MOONJAM.
The daily schedules are listed below:
Wednesday, July 14 (Pre-party)
9:00 p.m.-Mountain Ash
7:30 p.m.-Free Fallin-a tribute to Tom Petty
6:00 p.m.-The Minnesota Whiskey Piggz
Thursday July 15
11:00 p.m.-Sammy Hagar and the Wabos
7:00 p.m.-Collective Soul
Friday July 16
11:00 p.m.-REO Speedweagon
9:00 p.m.-Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
7:00 p.m.-Don Felder’s “An Evening at the Hotel California”
5:00 p.m.-The Smithereens
3:00 p.m.-Pat Travers
Saturday July 17
11:00 p.m.-Lynyrd Skynyrd
9:00 p.m.-Jonny Lang
5:00 p.m.-Black Stone Cherry
3:00 p.m.-Blackberry Smoke
Tickets are now available in a variety of packages. Concert goers can purchase Rockstar All Access, VIP, three day General Admission and single day tickets as well as camping and parking passes online or by contacting the Moondance ticket office. Moondance Jam has festival seating for General Admission ticket holders, meaning that front row access and lawn seating is available for everyone.
Moondance Jam is held on the beautiful 300 acre Moondance Events festival grounds, situated in the middle of Chippewa National Forest near Leech Lake. The festival features thousands of campsites, well-kept facilities, two bars with regional entertainment, excellent security, many food and beverage vendors, an experienced staff and owners who have been organizing music festivals since 1992. The safe, fan friendly atmosphere and idyllic location are just a few reasons why people return year after year to the Walker Area for the Moondance music festivals.
Want to win an autographed copy of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new CD, Gods & Guns? Hard Rock Hideout & Roadrunner Records is giving five copies of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new rockin’ affair. Click Here to Enter!
Check out Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new video, “Still Unbroken” below.
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s new album Gods & Guns was released today, September 29th. Check out their new video, “Simple Life”.
Hit this link, and grab a free download of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song, “Still Unbroken”!
Billy Powell, a keyboardist with Lynyrd Skynyrd for 22 years, died Wednesday morning. Powell passed away at his home in Orange Park, Florida, local newspapers report.
Powell had called 911 overnight and said he was having trouble breathing. He was apparently supposed to see a heart specialist earlier this week. Billy Powell was 56 years old.
Powell joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1972 following a stint as one of the band’s roadies. He was on the plane that crashed in 1977, taking the lives of singer Ronnie Van Zant and seven other people. Powell was seriously hurt in the accident.
Billy Powell joined Lynyrd Skynyrd after Johnny Van Zant heard him play an introduction to “Free Bird” during a rehearsal time. He had performed with the group as recently as this month, when the remaining members went on a four-day cruise. A new album and three-state tour was in the works but will now be cancelled.
Powell was one of only two Lynyrd Skynyrd members in the band since the plane crash. He was married with four children.
Billy Powell Video
The following video shows Billy Powell performing with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2007: