TESLA DELIVERS ‘FOREVER MORE,’
THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 7
WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 1
Multi-platinum rockers TESLA–Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums) and Dave Rude (guitar)—are looking well into the future with their seventh studio album, FOREVER MORE, set for release October 7 on Tesla Electric Company Recordings (in partnership with Ryko Distribution).
“I Wanna Live,” the new album’s first single, is being serviced to radio stations nationwide on August 18. The band’s world tour will kick off October 1 in Salt Lake City with more dates announced in the coming weeks.
For FOREVER MORE, Tesla reunited with producer Terry Thomas, who was behind the boards for the band’s 1994 Gold-certified BUST A NUT album, and engineered by Michael Rosen who worked with Tesla on INTO THE NOW.
Guitarist Frank Hannon explains, “We started writing new songs for this album the first week of January, while simultaneously planning a mid-West tour of America in February and recording our COMIN’ ATCHA LIVE! 2008 DVD while we were on the road. Coming home in March, we hired Terry to jump back into writing and recording music with us while we edited the DVD and routed a summer tour of Europe. We’re riding a wave of energy that doesn’t come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“After returning from Europe,” continues Frank, “we jumped right back into the studio to work on FOREVER MORE with Terry while setting up a tour of American festival shows in July and August, playing alongside bands such as Matchbox Twenty, the Wallflowers, Queensrÿche, KISS and Judas Priest. It’s great that we can play with any band, of any music genre, because we’ve never been pigeon-holed into a style or label of music throughout our career.”
In describing the vibe of the new album, he continues, “FOREVER MORE demonstrates this idea of writing songs in a diverse fashion. The title track is one of our deeper cuts complete with heavy lyrics, de-tuned riffs and acoustic interludes, while, ‘I Wanna Live’ is one of our more uplifting songs that bounces musically and delivers a lyrical message that suggests living life to the fullest.”
The rest of the album takes a similar ride of dynamic ups and downs with songs like ‘So What!,’ ‘Fallin’ Apart,’ ‘Breakin’ Free,’ ‘The Game,’ ‘All Of Me’ and ‘The First Time.’”
All the tracks on FOREVER MORE offer a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist–not sounding like another. FOREVER MORE was written and recorded during a period of high energy and bizarre life circumstances for each of Tesla’s band members, with those experiences coming full circle throughout the CD.
Tesla’s DVD, COMIN’ ATCHA LIVE! 2008 was released July 15. It’s the band’s first DVD in 17 years (since 1991’s Five Man Video Band) and is filled with over two hours of live music, special behind-the-scenes footage, their fans, backstage, on stage and loose on the streets of Seattle.
In addition, Tesla’s first double-disc collection of 32 of their best tracks and collectibles, GOLD, will be available on August 26 on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises, ranging from 1986 through 2007 and including their chart hits “Signs,” “Love Song,” and “The Way It Is.“
With the release of their debut album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright coming on April 8th, ASHES dIVIDE have released a widget that features the brand new video for “The Stone.” The clip was directed by PR Brown who is known for his work with Smashing Pumpkins and Death Cab For Cutie among many others.
ASHES dIVIDE will be taking the stage on Saturday May 17th, 2008, at the Rock On The Range Music Festival, in Columbus, Ohio.
It’s been a long, loud journey for Pennywise. The Southern California punk stalwarts released their debut album 17 years ago on Epitaph Records and went on to rack up 3 million CDs sold worldwide. This week, they release their ninth collection as a true 21st century endeavor: “Reason to Believe” finds the Hermosa Beach punks partnering with MySpace Records, and the 14-track album will be offered free to fans for two weeks beginning Tuesday.
“It’s a brave new world in the music industry,” lead singer Jim Lindberg said last week during a break from rehearsals.
Bands used to fret over the cover art for their album; now they wrestle with decisions about the price of their album and their path to the marketplace. All eyes were on Radiohead a few months ago with their pay-what-you-want model online followed by a physical CD release. And Lindberg said he was intrigued by Elvis Costello’s recent announcement that he would put out an album on vinyl that would come with a download voucher tucked inside. “I’m not really the person that downloads and listens on portable devices or a computer, that’s not how I enjoy my music. But a lot of people do, and this approach we’re doing will really connect with a lot of new people.”
It’s a significant project for MySpace, which will be putting its considerable network propulsion behind a free full album from a name band for the first time. Pennywise’s new single, “The Western World,” is already getting heavy rotation on KROQ-FM (106.7). (Epitaph will release the album jointly with MySpace Records in Europe and Australia.)
Pennywise (which has Fletcher Dragge on guitar, Byron McMackin on drums, Randy Bradbury on bass) got its start as a backyard lark in 1988. Lindberg said the turmoil and opportunity of the music industry today can be unsettling, but the band is just happy to be as loud as ever. “We all expected to need day jobs a long time ago.”
Saints of the Underground, the hard rock project featuring Jani Lane (Warrant), Robbi Crane (RATT), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper) and Bobby Blotzer (RATT), is about to see the light of day! The new disc, Love the Sin, Hate the Sinner will be released to retailers on April 22, 2008.
You can preview the new songs below!
You can pre-order the new CD through Warrior Records at this link!
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce all the details for the release of MICHAEL KISKE new album entitled “Past In Different Ways” on May 9th 2008.
This much talked about album includes the reworking in a new fully acoustic and stripped back mood of some of Helloween’s classics that Kiske wrote and recorded in his early days with the legendary German Heavy Metal band. “When Serafino Perugino brought up the idea to do this record” says Michael, “my first reaction was: “No way! I don’t want to be dealing with my past all the time anymore!”. But after a few days my thinking changed and I thought:
maybe it’s not such a bad idea at all? Because on one hand it shows that I don’t reject my past just because I’m a different person today and on the other hand it can maybe give people who were part of that past a different view at those songs. It’s my music, I can still identify myself with its spirit, so why should I not do this?”.
Working in a creatively free environment helped Michael to look at his past with different eyes and brought the idea of working again on the songs that Michael wrote for Helloween during his years with the band. The result is “Past In a Different Ways“, a record which includes brand new recordings of Kiske’s songs taken off the two “Keeper” albums, “Chameleon” and “Pink Bubbles Go Ape“, plus the brand new song “Different Ways“.
The unconventional arrangements of many of the tracks will surprise and delight many of his fans and more surprising is to see how well these songs sound with a basic acoustic arrangement, without the “useless weight” and with new keys. “Songs like ‘In The Night‘ or ‘When The Sinner‘ which where never favourites of mine are much cooler and much more convincing now for my ears”, says Michael.
The album was recorded and mixed in Hamburg under Michael Kiske’s direction and features long time collaborators such as Sandro Giampietro on guitar, Fontaine Burnett on bass and Karsten Nagel on drums.
Kiske concludes: “It was not always easy for me emotionally to deal with this material. Music somehow seems to preserve emotional memories and I connect big human disappointments with the last years of that time. There’s
also something very unsatisfying about re-recording old songs; it’s always MUCH better to write new stuff, but I wanted to make those songs mine again. And in spite of the fact that I strongly felt for the last couple of years that I rather have to build myself a new base of friends, it’s always good to make peace with your past”.
“Past In Different Ways” will see the light in Europe on May 9th 2008 on Frontiers Records.
Frontiers Records is pleased to present all the details about the release of the highly anticipated GLENN HUGHES new album entitled “First Underground Nuclear Kitchen (F.U.N.K.)” on May 11th 2008.
Produced by Glenn in Los Angeles, after countless hours spent writing in his home studio, “F.U.N.K.” is another magnificent statement from the “Voice of Rock”. “It is a roots album, it is a true account of my musical heritage but also fearless and multi-dimensional”. Once again Glenn has reinvented himself and his art, being able to offer a new album which is truly emotional and picturing his own current way to speak the language of music.
“The beauty of makin’ music, for me”, explains the former Deep Purple and singer and bassist, “is to have a vast blank canvas. To completely open myself up to the universe and the spirits, that these days, live with me day and night. I am no longer in fear of the dark, or what lurks behind door number 13. The songs on my new album were written in, and around my Los Angeles home, sometimes in semi-consciousness… sometimes, in a dreamstate, sometimes fully alert, as I was in full jog down by the harbour… these new songs are a true vindication. And realization, of the gift of a serene life, one day at a time”.
The result is a brilliant balance of the diverse influences that have always been present in Glenn’s music, but with an incredible and very addictive mood that helps creating a feeling of joy and true enjoyment all over the album. “I believe that the hard work has been worth waitin’ 4, this is 4 all my fans, and beyond: a deep Musical Statement”, concludes Glenn.
Once again all drums on the record were played by none other than the great Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, while Luis Maldonado took care of the majority of the guitars (JJ Marsh and George Nastos only appear on 2 songs each) and Anders Olinder is on keyboards (with Ed Roth guesting on 3 songs).
We Shall Be Free, Imperfection, Never Say Never, We Go To War, Oil And Water, Too Late to Save the World, Where There’s A Will.
Glenn has just finished shooting a promo video for the fist single “Love Communion” which will be included on the cd as special bonus: stay tuned for an exclusive preview on Youtube soon !
His forthcoming World tour has also been announced, with the following dates:
13 Childline Rocks [UK] London
28 Boathouse Theatre [NOR] Fredrikstad
29 Namsos Rockfestival [NOR] Namsos
4 Forum Palace [LIT] Vilnius
5 Bronx [BLR] Minsk
8 Concert hall Sadi Pobedi [UKR] Odessa
9 Lillehammer Rock W/E [NOR] Lillehammer
10 Smuget [NOR] Oslo
11 Smuget [NOR] Oslo
13 Spectrum [GER] Augsburg
15 Zeche [GER] Bochum
16 Musiktheater Rex [GER] Lorsch
19 Retro Music Hall [CZ] Prague
20 Masters Of Rock Cafe [CZ] Zlin
22 A38 [HUN] Budapest
23 Divadlo Arena [SK] Bratislava
24 Media Park [SI] Ljubljana
26 Teatro Fanin [ITA] Bologna
27 Music Drome [ITA] Milan
28 Z7 [SWI] Pratteln
30 Spirit Of 66 [BEL] Verviers
31 Boerderij [NED] Zoetermeer
1 Plato [NED] Helmond
3 (venue TBC) [ROM] Sibiu
6 The Robin 2 [UK] Wolverhampton
7 Liverpool Academy [UK] Liverpool
10 Astoria 2 [UK] London
12 Floro [NOR]
19 G-taranaki Festival [NZ] New Plymouth
25 Rock & Blues Festival [UK] Walton On Trent
Don’t miss the meeting with the “Voice of Rock” on May 11th 2008 !
Unwritten Law To Film Hollywood, CA Show For Upcoming DVD Release
Band’s Upcoming Sixth Studio Album Due For Release
In Late 2008 Through Suburban Noize
Southern California Rock Outfit Has Battled Countless Record Labels, Survived Bomb Attacks And Violent Altercations With Band Members To Produce Five Studio Albums, Five Top Twenty Singles And Tours With Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and Punk Legends The Sex Pistols
Southern California rockers Unwritten Law will be filming their upcoming March 7th, 2008 performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA for an upcoming live DVD release later this year through Suburban Noize Records.
“2008 is looking to be an exciting new year for us boys in Unwritten Law. We look forward to playing and filming our first show of the New Year for our incredibly good looking and devout fans,” says Unwritten Law bassist PK. “This will be our first performance DVD since the ‘Music in High Places” video. What will make this DVD so great is that it will be our first performance DVD the way we play best; with our guitars plugged into our amps and cranked to as loud as they can go! We look forward to rockin’ your brains out March 7th at the Key Club, so remember to make yourselves pretty for the shoot and we’ll see you dirtbags there.”
Emerging from Southern California’s skate/snowboard punk scene in the early 1990s, Unwritten Law has been crafting some of the most infectious pop-punk for over a decade. After releasing series of independent releases that saw them crisscrossing the country with everyone from Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and opening for punk legends the Sex Pistols, Unwritten Law garnered the mainstream attention they so richly deserved with the release of their fourth album “Elva”, which sold in excess of 400,000 copies. The album produced the top Modern Rock singles “Up All Night”, “Rest of My Life” and the #1 Top 20 single “Seein Red”. 2003 saw the group strip down for the acoustic live record “Music in High Places”, while the group’s 2005 release “Here’s to The Morning” debuted on the Billboard Charts Top 200 at #51.
Unwritten Law has consistently triumphed over adversity and found strength within their music. The group has released five albums on five different record labels and has sold over a million units. The group’s success continues to grow and thrive, despite a record business that continues to spiral downward. Meanwhile the group’s out of control antics have continuously kept the group’s name in press headlines.
In late 2007 the group officially signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their currently untitled sixth studio album. The group’s upcoming Suburban Noize debut will see release through the label in late 2008.
“This will be our first release on yet another new label for us, but with a label with whom we have had a long standing history with, the mighty Suburban Noize,” says an excited PK. “We are proud and stoked to have come full circle and to join the Suburban Noize family and look forward to an exciting year.”
Mar 14 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
Mar 16 Park City, UT @Playground
Apr 19 Las Vegas, NV @The Joint w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Apr 25 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Apr 26 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 03 Alpine, CA @ Viejas Casino & Turf Club
May 09 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 10 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blueshttp://www.MySpace.com/UnwrittenLaw
ASHES dIVIDE, the new band fronted by A Perfect Circle co-founder Billy Howerdel, have just released their debut single, “The Stone.” The response has been phenomenal with the track reaching the #1 and #2 “most added” slots on Alternative and Active Rock radio formats respectively! The band is getting set to release their debut album, Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright, on March 18th through Island Records.
Matt Pinfield recently sat down with Howerdel to discuss the new project:
For more info, check the Ashes Divide myspace page!
AC/DC will reportedly play special “secret” club gig on January 25 at Glashaus in Reinach, Switzerland. Only 400 tickets are apparently available for the concert, which is part of a short mini-tour of small venues the band is planning on undertaking at the end of the month.
According to the Spanish web site RafaBasa.com, AC/DC has been quietly working on its first all-new album since 2000’s “Stiff Upper Lip” with legendary producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and is planning on releasing the effort — which is rumored to be titled “Strap It On” (a name that has apparently been bounced around for at least the last couple of years) — at the end of April. The group’s guitarist, Angus Young, is also said to have fully recovered from a recent knee injury which had apparently contributed to the delay in getting the new record completed.
GYPSY PISTOLEROS have recorded their debut album ‘Para Siempre’ the greatest Flamenco Glam Sleaze Rock n Roll Punk album ever ! Produced by the legend that is Joe Gibb (Catatonia, Jaynes Addiction, Madonna, The Cure, Robbie Williams, Funeral for a Friend, etc)
- Shotgun kiss is ay que dolor
- Un hombre sin rostro, pistolero
- Forever is para siempre
- Senor Mangi acqui
- What’s it like to be a girl in the house of 1000 dolls ?
- Jet, jet, jet boyz
- Una para todo es bandido
- Living la vida loca
- Chicas Peligrosa
- Switchblade kiss comes close
- The crazy loco loquito
- 1-2-3-4 kiss me then I’m damned for sure
GYPSY PISTOLEROS TO RELEASE FREE DOUBLE A SIDE! Pistolero / Bandido will be available to Download from the groups Myspace page at www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
It will be available for one week starting on January 24th to launch the new album ‘Para Siempre’ on BAD REPUTATION RECORDS . Exclusive artwork will be available too!
We`re currently in Tommy Hansen`s Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, mixing the new JORN album due for release in march 08.
We are planning to come see many of you guys and gals around Europe next year, – And hopefully other parts of the world as well. In the mean time you are all welcome to check out our web: www.jornlande.com, and sign up for an account in our Stormcrows forum, to meet other dedicated fans and friends.
We want to send our best wishes to all of you for the upcoming season, and thank you for the love and support you have shown us in the past year. It`s been truly great meeting so many of you, and we`re looking forward to seeing you again next year:-)
GYPSY PISTOLEROS DO DALLAS, Texas & Oklahoma PROMO Tour!
Saturday Nov 17th, The Rockyard, forth Worth, Texas.
Sunday Nov 18th , Available
Tuesday Nov 20th , Rock bottom Tatoo , San Antonio, Texas
Wednsday, Nov 21 , chappas bar, brownsville, Texas
Friday, Nov 23, Headhunters, Austin, Texas
Saturday, nov 24 , House of Rock, Corpus Christi, texas
Sunday, Nov 25 , TBA
Wednsday, Nov 28 , 1974 Bar ( with Dirty Penny ) , Tulsa , OK
Thursday, Nov 29 , Rockstar Bar & Grill, ft worth, texas
Friday, Nov 30th, Maxemedia Studios ( with Dirty Penny ) , Dallas, Texas
Saturday, Dec 1st, The Rok , OKC , Oklahoma
Sunday, Dec 2nd , Lucy’s on the square, San Marcos, Texas
Wednsday, Dec 5th , Available
Thursday, Dec 6th, TBA
Friday DEC 7th, TBA
Saturday Dec 8th, TBA
Sunday Dec 9th, TBA
Thursday Dec 13th, Club redblood, Dallas , Texas
Friday Dec 14th, 1974 bar ( with Dirty Penny ), Tulsa, OK
Friday Dec 15th, Rockstar Bar & Grill, Fort worth , Texas
LOVE / HATE & GYPSY PISTOLEROS U.K Tour!!
Monday Dec 17th London Camden Underworld
Tuesday Dec18th Bristol The KLA Social.
Wednesday Dec 19th Dudley JB’S
Thursday Dec 20th Nuneaton The Queens Hall.
Friday Dec 21st Leeds Rio’s
Saturday Dec 22nd Nottingham Rock City / Rescue Rooms
U.S & Asian deals are ongoing!
The release will be backed with a full U.K & European Tour in end of Jan & March! U.K & European booking
GYPSY PISTOLEROS + S.E.X DEPARTMENT U.K & Euro Tour! More Tour guests T.B.A!!
March sees a three week Japanese Tour -DIRTY PENNY & GYPSY PISTOLEROS
Then a full U.S majorTour April ( Appearing in all major States ) , plus a triumphant return to Rocklahoma 2008 + other major U.S , U.K & European Festivals!