Released November 24th on Warner Bros. Records / Machine Shop Recordings
“Simply awesome… Every single aspect is nothing less than razor sharp, holding the entire crowd until the re-emergence of Jay-Z for a romp through tracks from the duo’s Collision Course album nearly two hours later. A genuine show-stopping performance” – Kerrang! review of the Milton Keynes show.
Multi-platinum two-time Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK has announced a November 24th release date for ROAD TO REVOLUTION (Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records), an action-packed CD/DVD set featuring seventeen of the group’s biggest hits recorded live in concert.
The double-disc set captures the band’s June 29th 2008 show at the Milton Keynes National Bowl during the sold-out European leg of this past summer’s Projekt Revolution tour. Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution has become one of the summer concert season’s annual heavyweights and the Milton Keynes gig — played to a packed crowd of almost 50,000 people — was the biggest in the tour’s six-year history.
“Over the course of the past few years, we’ve played more than two hundred Projekt Rev shows to hundreds of thousands of fans, and while each of those gigs has been special, the Milton Keynes show has been one of the most memorable,” says Linkin Park co-lead vocalist Chester Bennington. “It was one of those nights where the band and audience come together as one, and we wanted to share that experience with the fans that couldn’t be there.”
ROAD TO REVOLUTION features hidden bonus tracks and includes exclusive, never-before-seen live photos. The CD/DVD set highlights a mix of new hits, including latest single “Leave Out All The Rest,” classic tracks such as “Breaking The Habit” and “Crawling” and two special performances—““Jigga What/Faint” and “Numb/Encore”—featuring Grammy winning rapper Jay-Z. In 2005, “Numb/Encore” was awarded a Grammy for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.”
Check out the live clip for “Leave Out the Rest” here.
The full track listing for ROAD TO REVOLUTION is as follows:
“One Step Closer”
“From The Inside”
”No More Sorrow”
”Lying From You”
”Hands Held High”
”Leave Out All the Rest”
”The Little Things Give You Away”
”Breaking the Habit”
”Shadow of the Day”
”In the End”
”Pushing Me Away”
”What I’ve Done”
“Numb/Encore” (featuring Jay-Z)
“Jigga What/Faint” (featuring Jay-Z)
Linkin Park spent the summer touring with Projekt Revolution in support of their latest album MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT and the seventh best-selling album of the year. In addition to “Leave Out All The Rest,” MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT spawned four other top ten hits (“Bleed It Out,” “What I’ve Done,” “Shadow of the Day,” “Given Up”) and earned Linkin Park the title of 2007’s best-selling rock band, with worldwide sales of more than 6 million.
Guns N’ Roses premiered a new commercial teaser for Chinese Democracy during Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The 30 spot features the recently released title track and information about the album pre-sale. The teaser will run again tonight during Monday Night Football which airs on ESPN at 8:15 P.M. EST.
Chinese Democracy will be out November 23rd through Black Frog/Geffen Records.
As it prepares to remember its breakthrough with the upcoming “Live at Budokan: 30th Anniversary” boxed set, Cheap Trick is also readying the release of its next studio album, which guitarist Rick Nielsen says is in the can and ready to go — although no label, title or release date are set yet.
“It sounds cool,” Nielsen tells Billboard.com about the set, which the group worked on with producer Julien Raymond and which he calls a “continuation” of Cheap Trick’s 2006 album “Rockford.” “There are a lot of strong songs. I think (frontman) Robin (Zander) sounds great on it. I mean, the thing starts with Robin singing a cappella, which we’ve never really done for a whole song.
Cheap Trick recorded the album at various points during the past 10 months, working “all over the place. We did a song here, a song there — some in Florida, some in Chicago, some in L.A., some in London — and then mixed them all at the same time.”
Nielsen says the group also hopes to release a CD and DVD from its 30th anniversary visit to Budokan this past April, as well as of performances the group did of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in New York and Hollywood. Also on the docket is a release of the 1998 re-recording of 1977’s “In Color” with Steve Albini; Nielsen promises “it’s gonna happen” but won’t say when.
The primary archival focus, however, is on the “Live at Budokan” box, which features the entire concert first released in 1998 for the 20th anniversary along with a DVD and CD of the April 30, 1978, show that was broadcast on Japanese television that year and has been in the vaults ever since.
Nielsen says the best part about these later “Budokan” releases has been the chance to show the world the entirety of the show, which he feels offers a better representation of Cheap Trick than the 10-song 1978 album that became an import sensation and the band’s commercial breakthrough in the U.S.
“It shows a bit more of a heavy side to Cheap Trick … songs that were definitely more heavy than what the (original) record was,” Nielsen explains. “I was always surprised that with the success we had (in 1978-79), the ex-record company and the ex-manager didn’t say, ‘Gee, let’s exploit this and put it out!’ We waited 20 years to put the complete thing out. That’s how smart we were, eh?”
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2008 two disc (CD + DVD) release Explicit Version. The legend that is Twisted Sister return with their new live CD/DVD recorded at London’s Astoria Theatre on a very hot summer night in 2004. The critics hailed Twisted Sister’s performance as one of their greatest ever. If you’re an S.M.F. and have wondered what Twisted Sister thought about any of their live shows throughout their 35 year history, you should know this: while certain band members remember certain shows, and relate tales of particular performances as being their favorite, rarely does the band universally agree that any particular show is about as good as it gets. Each band member considered this show to be amongst the most special of their career. This concert was filmed and kept in a vault for the past four years. When the band had the opportunity to look at the footage, it brought back the heat, passion, intensity and audience participation that was a level far above all expectations. We look forward in sharing this magical performance with all of you!
TWISTED SISTER “LIVE AT THE ASTORIA” Track Listing:
1. What You Don’t Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
2. The Kids Are Back
3. Under The Blade
5. Like A Knife In The Back
6. Burn In Hell
7. Ride To Live
8. Shoot ‘Em Down
9. You Can’t Stop Rock N’ Roll
10. The Fire Still Burns
11. We’re Not Gonna Take It
12. The Price
13. I Am, I’m Me
14. I Wanna Rock
15. Come Out & Play
Who needs Robert Plant? Apparently not the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who are ready to pull the trigger on a tour with a new singer if Plant refuses to join in. Sources tell Billboard the front man first in line for the gig is Myles Kennedy, who has most recently led the rock outfit Alter Bridge.
Kennedy has rehearsed with Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham on several occasions, according to sources in the know. In a recent BBC interview, Jones confirmed the band was planning to tour but didn’t refer to Kennedy by name.
Although he was on board for a one-off reunion in December 2007 in London, Plant has steadfastly declined to hit the road with Zeppelin. In late September, he issued a statement saying he has “no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years,” and also wished Page, Jones and Bonham “nothing but success with any future projects.”
If things move forward, the biggest question would be what to call the group. Would Zeppelin fans stand for it if the original name was used despite Plant’s absence?
There may be one unintended side effect should Kennedy bolt Alter Bridge, which has released an album each for Wind-Up and Universal. That band features the non-singing members of Creed, who split with front man Scott Stapp in 2004. But sources indicate there would be big bucks in a Creed reunion tour and that the band may indeed rise again.
Fans were thrilled to hear the song premiered on the official PUNISHER : WAR ZONE website (www.punisherwarzonemovie.com) in its entirety on Friday 10/24/08 as thousands rushed to hear the track and post it on their personal websites. Now they will be able to download the full track when it is launched on the iTunes Store on Halloween.
Multi-platinum Island Records’ five-man band Saliva has completed its aptly-titled fifth album, Cinco Diablo, set to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace on December 16th – the ultimate alt-metal post-grunge must-have CD this twisted holiday season! The new album’s first single pick, “Family Reunion,” was #1 Most Added at Active Rock and Modern Rock radio and is already on over 75 stations at both formats.
In advance support of Cinco Diablo, Memphis favorites Saliva continue their never-ending headlining tour schedule with Jet Black Stare, Drowning Pool, and Tantric through Nov. 11th (Veteran’s Day) in Texas. Saliva will play a halftime NBA homecoming gig at FedEx Forum in Memphis on Halloween, when the Grizzlies host the Magic.
Cinco Diablo is the long-awaited followed to Blood Stained Love Story, Saliva’s fourth album, released nearly two years ago in January 2007. It gave the band the highest Soundscan debut of their career – #19-bullet on combined first week sales of 30,000 copies. The album also spun off one of Saliva’s highest-charting singles, “Ladies and Gentlemen,” which rose to #1 at Active Rock and #2 at Mainstream Rock. “Ladies and Gentlemen” was heard in a Sony Playstation commercial last year, and was also used in Wrestlemania and Ultimate Fighting show Wired. The song matched the success of their biggest single to date, “Always,” which hit #1 at Active and Modern Rock back in 2002 (from the Back Into Your System album).
Check out the “Family Reunion” single on the band’s MySpace page: www.myspace.com/saliva
Musical-instrument and sound-equipment maker Peavey Electronics and Guitar World magazine have paired with hard rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY to present an exclusive web concert this Halloween!
To view the concert, please go to this location on October 31 and all Halloween weekend! Viewers can also register to win a new Peavey Vypyr 15 modeling guitar amplifier signed by the band. No purchase necessary.
BLACK STONE CHERRY’s second Roadrunner album, “Folklore and Superstition”, sold 13,600 in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Black Bird Studios, which is owned and operated by country music star Martina McBride. It was produced and mixed by veteran Bob Marlette (OZZY OSBOURNE, SALIVA).
Source – Blabbermouth.net
Swedish axeman Magnus Karlsson has recently posted this letter on his website:
“I thought it was time for a little update. We have two more shows with Primal Fear next weekend before we start the recording of our new album. “Monsters of Mora” in Sweden and at Sounddock 14 in Switzerland. The tour with Primal fear has been a blast! I can’t imagine a better and more fun band to be in. I really enjoyed meeting all great bands and also that I got the chance to meet some of you guys to have a chat and a drink or two. We are almost done with the song writing for the Primal fear album and I will go to Germany to record my stuff in December. The songs came out fantastic and I’m very excited to be a part of this album. Expect a release in May 2009. Check out www.primalfear.de for more updates about the recording.
I will also start writing on Allen/Lande III and hopefully I will have it done in time for a release next year.
Thanks everyone for your kind messages and emails. I read them all and try to answer as often as I can but sometimes there’s not time enough. I’m really sorry for that but if I would spend more time on myspace than I already do there wouldn’t be any more time for guitar shredding.
Well, I hope you all are enjoying life …and if you don’t , just put on Bob Catley’s Immortal and everything will feel better!”
Following the successful appearance at the Firefest in Notthingham, England last Sunday, DANGER DANGER are now heading back to the studio to finish the recording sessions of the highly anticipated new studio album expected for release in early 2009. Singer Ted Poley is hard at work putting his vocals on the tracks recorded and said “The new D2 cd is coming out really great. I think the fans will like it a lot”.
Oklahoma hard-rockers Hinder are releasing their album, Take it to the Limit, next Tuesday, November 4th. Hinder’s debut album, Extreme Behavior has sold over 3 million copies so anticipation is high for this one! The band has hit the road on the Jagermeister tour featuring Hinder, Trapt, and Rev Theory. Check out dates for a show near you.
Hinder will also be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show next Thursday, November 6th. If you are in the L.A. area just click dates for free tickets!
7th Son –featuring guitarist/vocalist Christopher Babbitt, guitarist Mikey Cross, bassist Andrew Cushing and drummer Alan Doucette–are a rag tag crew of young turks who formed the band two years ago in their native Sin City. The band recorded three fist-pumping, guitar-driven anthems with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Incubus, Escape the Fate, Story of the Year) earlier this year. Those songs caught the attention of Roadrunner Senior VP of A&R Monte Conner, who quickly signed the band.
Of their signing to Roadrunner, Babbitt said, “Our battle cry since we started playing dives in dirty Vegas to being nobodies signed to the biggest hard rock label in the world has been ‘Be shred or be dead,’ so we have a lot to live up to and Roadrunner was the only label we knew who would have the balls and the vision to stand behind that credo.” Cross has a more tongue in cheek outlook on their new label home, saying, “We can’t wait to meet some of our esteemed new label-mates and sleep with their girlfriends.
” Lock up your daughters, girlfriends and wives, because 7th Son have arrived!
7th Son are currently recording their Roadrunner debut in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with Baskette manning the boards. They will commence recording in mid-November. The band is managed by Dark Angel Management, LLC (Trivium, Seemless, Dirge).
For a taste of 7th Son, check out their MySpace page, which is viewable at: www. myspace. com/7thsonband.
AC/DC’s Black Ice Debuts At Number One In Twenty Nine Countries
AC/DC’s pattern of success shows no sign of stopping as their new studio album, “Black Ice” has debuted at the Number One spot in twenty nine countries. The album has claimed the coveted spot in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Belgium and many more. They are expected to sell ten million copies this year alone.
Wal-Mart and Columbia Records have announce a milestone record breaking event for AC/DC’s “Black Ice”, reaching No. 1 this week in U.S. music sales. Selling more than 780,000 units in the U.S. since its release October 20, “Black Ice” also represents the first No. 1 album for the band on the album charts in the U.S. Exclusively sold through Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations and online at walmart.com, samsclub.com and acdc.com, the new CD release represents the fastest-selling album for Wal-Mart this year.
Not only is the album seeing high interest, but so are all items AC/DC. Since the release of the CD and launch of the AC/DC Rock Again Store area within Wal-Mart stores, other departments are feeling the impact. Music sales at Wal-Mart witnessed the first positive comp sales in months and young men’s apparel saw sales get even hotter. The value Wal-Mart has emphasized with the launch of this new section in each AC/DC Rock Again Store — combining music, apparel, DVDs and even video games — means customers can buy both album and a new AC/DC shirt for under $20.
This coming weekend starting November 2, Wal-Mart launches another exclusive AC/DC value — the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack video game. Developed by Harmonix and published by MTV Games, the game will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii (Wii arrives November 16) for $39.88 and $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The game is available at all Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations and at the AC/DC Rock Band “pop up” stores located at the MTV Store in Times Square in New York and at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. The AC/DC Rock Band pop-up stores will be open through January 4, 2009.
Fans can also go to walmart.com/acdc to preview tracks from the new CD, check out new videos of the band, get information on the pop up stores shop for apparel and more.
“We knew already AC/DC has a strong fan base, and certainly this last week proves their new music is as strong as ever,” said Gary Severson, senior vice president, Walmart Entertainment. “We also knew they were the perfect band for us to create a new concept around music and other categories in our stores. Even in a fast changing and sometimes challenging environment for music, there are bands and ideas that can make a difference, if you give customers your best and at the right value.”
Listen to the new song, “War Zone” by Rob Zombie at the link below. “War Zone” is one of the new songs featured on the Punisher War Zone soundtrack, due in stores November 25th!
COSMIC UNIVERSAL FASHION IS THE FIRST RELEASE FROM ROADRUNNER IMPRINT, LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
Multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar will release his eleventh solo album, Cosmic Universal Fashion, on November 18th via Loud & Proud Records (Roadrunner Records).
The title track and first single, “Cosmic Universal Fashion,” was written in an online collaboration between Hagar and a young Iraqi band in Baghdad, with the music video produced in the same spirit as the classic Van Halen video for “Right Now.” The album also features a rousing cover of the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party).”
Hagar has led a storied three-decade career that has established him as one of America’s most beloved hard rockers, selling over 20 million albums and winning two Grammys. From his trailblazing early work with Montrose, to his prolific and popular solo career, his massively successful time with Van Halen, and currently as front man for his band Sammy Hagar and The Wabos, the veteran singer/guitarist has continued to make melodic, hard-charging rock that’s short on subtlety but long on punch and personality.
“’Cosmic Universal Fashion’ is not about
supporting left or right, blue or red, but rather
an attempt to appeal to people on a personal
level to get involved.” – Sammy Hagar
Check out Sammy Hagar’s new video, “Cosmic Universal Fashion” below!
In order to help celebrate the darkest of holidays along with the new CD release “Death Magnetic” from legendary rockers Metallica, SKRATCH N SNIFF Radio is doing a special themed 2 hour mixs how and offering listeners a chance to win an ESP guitar autographed by all the members of Metallica. “SKRATCH N SNIFF’s METALLICA MONSTER MASH” will feature custom Metallica remixes done by DJ Mike Czech and Malcolm from SKRATCH N SNIFF and guest hosting spots from Metallica band members, mixed along with lots of other ghostly and ghoulish songs and sounds to create a perfect Halloween party mix.
“To have Metallica endore this Halloween mix is a huge honor for us,” says Skratch N’ Sniff host Malcom Ryker. “We have mashed-up tracks from as far back as ‘Kill Em’ All’ and ‘Master of Puppets’ to new stuff from ‘Death Magnetic’and mashed in hip-hop icons like NWA and Kanye West. There is gauranteed to be some sick tricks and treats for everyone in this show.”
Since its inception, the Skratch N’ Sniff radio program has taken terrestrial radio by storm. Conceived by on air host Malcolm, the program takes some of the biggest songs from rock and hip-hop and blends them together to make an unbelievable mix show that fans of both genres are tuning into in droves. Since its debut on 91X in San Diego, the show has become a smash radio success with syndication to nearly 35 affiliates throughout the U.S. including New York, Boston, Tampa, Dallas and Atlanta. For a list of stations please go to http://www.snsmix.com.
Thanks to Metallica for the opportunity to rock out and win!
WHITE ZOMBIE. The musical horrorshow that mixed dark pop culture with metallic hard rock has been resurrected on the 4-CD/1-DVD box set “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” (Geffen/UMe), released November 25, 2008. The CDs bring together for the first time all 64 original studio recordings released by the band led by Rob Zombie during its 1985-1996 career. The DVD offers nine music videos, 10 live performances, and some hidden gems.
Disc One of “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” includes all of the tracks released on the New York City band’s own Silent Explosion label — the four songs on the 1985 “Gods On Voodoo Moon” EP, of which only 300 copies were pressed; the two songs on the 1986 “Pig Heaven” EP, which had only 1,000 made; and the seven on 1987’s “Psycho-Head Blowout” EP, which NIRVANA’s Kurt Cobain called one of his favorite albums.
Disc Two encompasses WHITE ZOMBIE’s first two full-length albums, 1987’s “Soul-Crusher”, which began on Silent Explosion but was re-released by Caroline Records the following year, and 1989’s “Make Them Die Slowly”. Disc Three offers the three-selection “God Of Thunder” EP and the band’s 1992 major label debut, “La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1″, which broke the band into the Top 40, earned double platinum and spawned the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy-nominated “Thunder Kiss ’65” and “Black Sunshine” (with Iggy Pop). Also heard is “I Am Hell” from the soundtrack to the 1993 animated flick “The Beavis & Butt-head Experience”.
Disc Four opens with “Children Of The Grave” from a 1994 BLACK SABBATH tribute album and “Feed The Gods” from that year’s “Airheads” soundtrack album. The centerpiece, however, is 1995’s “Astro-Creep: 2000, Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head”, which ranked in the Top 10 for two months, was certified triple platinum and spun off the Modern Rock Top 10, Grammy-nominated “More Human Than Human”. The 64 “Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” recordings conclude with 1996 soundtrack contributions to “Escape From L.A.”, “Beavis And Butt-head Do America” and “The Crow: City Of Angels”, with its Grammy-nominated cover of the disco hit “I’m Your Boogieman”.
Among the DVD’s videos are those for “More Human Than Human”, winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hard Rock Video, as well as “Thunder Kiss ’65”, “Black Sunshine”, “Super-Charger Heaven”, “I’m Your Boogieman” and “The One”. Live performances include “Soul-Crusher”, “Spiderbaby (Yeah Yeah Yeah)”, “I Am Hell” and “Creature Of The Wheel”.
WHITE ZOMBIE officially disbanded in 1998 after the release of the “Hellbilly Deluxe”, the triple platinum solo debut for Rob Zombie, who has since enjoyed continued success both on record and as a film director with his vision of the dark side.
“Let Sleeping Corpses Lie” track listing:
01. Gentleman Junkie
02. King of Souls
03. Tales From the Scarecrowman
04. Cat’s Eye Resurrection
05. Pig Heaven
06. Slaughter The Grey
08. Fast Jungle
09. Gun Crazy
13. True Crime
02. Shack of Hate
03. Drowning the Colossus
04. Crow III
05. Die, Zombie, Die
07. Truck On Fire
10. Diamond Ass
12. Disaster Blaster
15. Acid Flesh
16. Power Hungry
01. God Of Thunder
02. Love Razor
03. Disaster Blaster 2
04. Welcome to Planet Motherfucker / Psychoholic Slag
05. Knuckle Duster (Radio 1-A)
06. Thunder Kiss ’65
07. Black Sunshine
09. Cosmic Monsters Inc.
10. Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)
11. I Am Legend
12. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B)
14. One Big Crunch
15. Grindhouse (A Go-Go)
17. Warp Asylum
18. I Am Hell
01. Children Of The Grave
02. Feed The Gods
03. Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)
04. Super-Charger Heaven
05. Real Solution #9_ Creature Of The Wheel
06. Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstacy)
07. Grease Paint And Monkey Brains
08. I, Zombie
09. More Human Than Human
10. El Phantasmo and The Chicken-Run Blast-O-Rama
11. Blur The Technicolor
12. Blood, Milk and Sky
13. The One
14. I’m Your Boogieman
16. Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls
Disc Five (DVD):
01. Thunder Kiss ’65
02. Black Sunshine
03. Welcome To Planet Mf
04. Feed The Gods
05. More Human Than Human
06. Super-Charger Heaven
07. Electric Head – Pt. II (The Ecstasy)
08. I’m Your Boogieman
09. The One
02. Spiderbaby (Yeah Yeah Yeah)
04. Black Sunshine
05. Cosmic Monsters Inc.
06. Thunder Kiss ’65
07. Electric Head – Pt. I (The Agony)
08. I Am Hell
09. Welcome To Planet Mf
10. Creature Of The Wheel
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of WHITE LION “Bang Your Head Festival 2005” DVD on December 5th 2008.
White Lion left its musical mark in the late 80’s with a series of highly acclaimed albums including “Mane Attraction”, “Big Game” and the million seller “Pride” which spawned such hits as “Wait” and “When The Children Cry”. The band was also recognized for its signature album tracks that transcended socio-political themes such as “Lady Of The Valley”, “Cry For Freedom”, “Lights N Thunder” and “Warsong”.
White Lion originally disbanded in 1991 and it wasn’t until 2005 when singer Mike Tramp decided to handpick a handful of musicians (including Jamie Law on guitar, Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, Henning Wanner on keyboards and Claus Langeskov on bass) to carry again the flag of White Lion in a long European tour that culminated in a successful apparition at the “Bang Your Head Festival”. In Tramp’s own words “this concert was the definitive turning point and event that finally convinced me that it was worth going on with the next chapter of White Lion and that rock fans had not forgotten and still appreciated the music of White Lion”.
And indeed this DVD reflects the magic of an unforgettable night with amazing renditions of all the band’s hits and signature songs. A testament of what was and a statement for the future who brought the successful studio return album “Return of the Pride” released in March 2008.
DVD contents include:
Bang Your Head Festival 2005 concert: Lights And Thunder; Hungry; Lonely Nights; Broken Heart; Fight to Survive; Little Fighter; Living on the Edge; Tell Me; Wait; Radar Love.
Full length interview (Mike Tramp)
Slide show (Lady of the Valley)
Lights and Thunder across the USA (Live performance of song from the USA tour)
Easter Eggs: Hungry; It’s Over (Live in the USA)
Nikki Sixx has posted the following on his blog:
HEY GUYS, WANTED TO GIVE YOU A HEAD UP ABOUT THIS NEXT EPISODE OF LA INK * OCT 23*.
KATHERINE TATTOOED A KILLER PORTRAIT OF MICK MARS ON MY LEG AND WE GOT TO SURPRISE HIM WITH IT AT THE LOS ANGELES CRUE FEST SHOW.IT WAS A PRETTY EMOTIONAL ROLLARCOASTER RIDE TO SHARE THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WITH KATHERINE, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE IDEA TO THE END WHEN WE FINALLY SHOW MICK.
I HAD A FUCKING BLAST,HOPE ALL YOU CRUEHEADS TUNE IN AND WATCH OCT 23…
From Billboard.com, AC/DC’s “Black Ice” is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, the exclusive U.S. retailers for the album that arrived yesterday (Oct. 21). Sources estimate the set sold 193,000 copies in its first day of sale, and could move upward of 800,000 in its first week.
This week, Wal-Mart set up “pop-up” stores in New York and Los Angeles to sell the album and offer fans the chance to play the AC/DC-branded version of the video game “Rock Band.”
At regular Wal-Mart outlets, AC/DC has its own store-within-the-store, featuring the band’s back catalog and merchandise.
“Black Ice” (Columbia) is AC/DC’s first new studio album in eight years. The group begins an extensive world tour Oct. 28 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
LIONSGATE RELEASES PUNISHER: WAR ZONE SOUNDTRACK WITH NEW SINGLE “WAR ZONE” FROM ROB ZOMBIE
Lionsgate is pleased to announce the upcoming soundtrack release to PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, from Marvel Comics’ latest film adaptation of fictional vigilante and deadly antihero Frank Castle. The lethal motion picture soundtrack features a powerful collection of A-list rockers including the first new music in 3 years from Rob Zombie in addition to heart-pounding songs from rock icons such as Seether, Slayer, Slipknot and Rise Against. The fifteen-track album attacks stores on 11/25/08. The film opens nationwide on December 5th, 2008.
The original track “War Zone”, written for and inspired by the film, contains the kind of raw, throttling energy that has made Rob Zombie a platinum selling artist. The song will also serve as the first single from the soundtrack. About his contribution, Rob Zombie said: “I love writing music for films, rather than just throwing them an unwanted B side or remix. This track was written exclusively for Punisher War Zone. A punishing track for a punishing movie.”
The record also features Slayer’s 2008 Grammy winning “Final Six” and current chart-topping singles from Slipknot “Psychosocial” and SeetherFallen”. The beatdown doesn’t stop there, with a broad mix of new and unreleased music that spans every niche of the rock genre, including unreleased songs by premiere punk group Rise Against and emo scenesters Senses Fail. Dan Trapp of Senses Fail had this to say: “We are super excited to be a part of the Punisher legacy… when we heard we were going to be involved, we all threw up in our hands out of excitement.”
Adding to the epic soundscape of PUNISHER: WAR ZONE is one lucky winner from the Lionsgate/Clear Channel “Unsigned Artist Contest” that was hosted last month. The contest attracted over 5,000 bands and millions of listeners. The winner will be announced on 10/24/08 at www.punisherwarzonemusic.com. Lionsgate Music President, Jay Faires adds, “teaming up with Clear Channel has been a phenomenal experience. The response to the Punisher contest has been incredible, and we are absolutely thrilled about introducing one of these talented unsigned bands to the world”
Providing extra ammunition to round out the album are emerging artists Kerli, and highly praised electronica duo Justice. This all adds up to make the PUNISHER: WAR ZONE soundtrack one of the most anticipated of the season.
The PUNISHER: WAR ZONE track listing is as follows:
* indicates new/unreleased track
Rob Zombie “War Zone”*
Slayer “Final Six”
Rise Against “Historia Calamitatum”*
Contest Winner- TBD
Senses Fail “The Past Is Proof”*
Machines of Loving Grace “Butterfly Wings”
Hatebreed “Refuse / Resist”*
Ramallah “Days of Revenge”
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have just uploaded their new single, “You Better Pray” on their Imeem and MySpace profiles this morning. With its Guns-N-Roses-flavored riffing and hard-rock rhythms, the track will surprise fans of the Florida band. The song will be included on the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled album which will hit stores in early 2009.
One of the most highly anticipated albums in rock history, the long-awaited Chinese Democracy (Black Frog/Geffen Records) will be available globally on November 23 on CD and vinyl (accompanied by a free digital download of the tracks), and as a separate digital album.
Produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo, Chinese Democracy includes 14 tracks. The title track and first single from the album, “Chinese Democracy”, was released to radio at 5:00AM eastern time today. Two of the recordings have been recently released–“Shackler’s Revenge” debuted September 14 in the “Rock Band 2” videogame and “If The World” debuted October 11 in the film Body Of Lies.
“The release of Chinese Democracy marks a historic moment in rock ‘n’ roll,” said Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, Guns N’ Roses’ co-managers, “and we’re launching with a monumental campaign that matches the groundbreaking sound of the album itself. Guns N’ Roses fans have every reason to celebrate, for this is only the beginning.”
In the late 60’s Led Zeppelin gave us “Whole Lotta Love”. Then the 70’s hit and The Clash rang saying “London Calling”, and we answered. In the 80’s Guns ‘N’ Roses took us all to “Paradise City”. The 90’s came and so did Nirvana, saying it “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Now it’s 2008 and along come Cirkus telling us Let the Madness Begin…and it has, look around folks!
Cirkus, slaps you in the face with Roux’d (vocals), Snetan (guitar), Maston (bass) and Ric (drums), the sound, the edge, and the image of hey-day rockers such as Mötley Crüe and Aerosmith. Their riffs are fast and hard with lyrics that unapologetically attack big city lights, fast women, and the media. Receiving rave reviews and critical acclaim from Europe to Southern California, Cirkus’s live performances win over even the biggest skeptics.
After releasing 3 successful EP’s for three years straight, Cirkus has just finished their full on frontal assault debut album titled “Let the Madness Begin” together with musical genius Chris Tsangarides, a Grammy nominated producer and mixing engineer for bands such as Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Bruce Dickinson and Yngwie Malmsteen. Let the Madness Begin is set for a US release on November 11th through Nightmare Records/Koch Distribution. It’s called a shock to the system and senses so what better way to describe a Cirkus attack than Let the Madness Begin. The songs, the sound and the quality of the album speak for itself.
TRACKLIST “Let The Madness Begin” :
Let the Madness Begin
Hard Headed Woman
Fuck’em N’ Flee
Get it On
MINISTRY, TESTAMENT, FILTER, SKINNY PUPPY, THE ALMIGHTY, AND THE REVOLTING COCKS ARE AMONG THE BANDS ON THE UNRELENTING, BALLS-TO-THE-WALL SOUNDTRACK
SAW V, THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE HORROR MOVIE FRANCHISE, HITS THEATERS OCTOBER 24
“Hello…I want to play a game,” those are the immortal words Saw’s sadistic purveyor of self-imposed twisted justice Jigsaw utters to his victims as they come to. And if you hear those words you’re soon to find yourself in a world of hurt. Back for the fifth installment of the Saw horror series this Halloween (in theaters October 24 to be exact), moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs.
And because every sick & twisted horror honcho needs an explosive soundtrack, Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks has compiled a list of incendiary artists such as Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Testament, and Revolting Cocks among the 14 tracks for the volatile digital-only release.
What started out as a “little” indie horror movie back in 2004 has turned into a juggernaut go-for-the-throat franchise so gruesome you want to turn away, yet so compelling you just can’t. And fittingly enough, the movie soundtracks have always been amicable counterparts assaulting the senses in a fashion that would make Jigsaw proud.
Adding to the sonic assault to Saw V is Charlie Clouser (ex-Nine Inch Nails), no stranger to the Saw soundtracks, with his cuts “Trap Attacks” and “What It Takes,” as well as Filter’s remix version of “What’s Next.” Other killer songs include: Testament’s “True Believer,” Ministry’s “Death and Destruction (Remix),” Prong’s “The Banishment,” Die Krupps’ “The Dawning of Doom,” Skinny Puppy’s “ugLi” and The Revolting Cocks’ “Wizard of Sextown.”
Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks’ Jonathan Platt says of the Saw V Soundtrack: “We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across.”
This Halloween belongs to Saw V!!
SAW V SOUNDTRACK:
01. Trap Attacks Charlie Clouser
02. True Believer Testament
03. Death And Destruction (Remix) Ministry
04. What’s Next (Remix) Filter
05. Thanks Again, Again The Almighty
06. The Banishment Prong
07. The Dawning Of Doom Die Krupps
08. Power Player Clutch
09. ugLi Skinny Puppy
10. Strangers William Control
11. Unlaced Emilie Autumn
12. Blood And Music Fixmer/McCarthy
13. Wizard Of Sextown The Revolting Cocks
14. What It Takes Charlie Clouser
Fresh off their European and South American tours in support of the band’s latest album, “Return Of The Pride”, reactivated hard rockers WHITE LION have scheduled the following dates:
Oct. 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct. 23 – Denver, CO – PT’s Club Inferno
Oct. 24 – Wichita, KS – KDGS PRESENTS: America’s Pub
Oct. 25 – Salina, KA – The Blue Goat
Oct. 26 – Springfield, IL – Club Chrome (w/ The Dogs Divine)
Oct. 28 – Mt. Clemens, MI – Emerald Theater
Oct. 29 – Greenville, WI – Club 15Oct. 30 – Lakewood, Oh – HI FI Concert Club
Oct. 31 – Baltimore, MD – The Black Hole
Nov. 01 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Nov. 02 – Danvers, MA – Tequila’s
Nov. 04 – Bridgeville, PA – RPM’s Rock Club
Nov. 05 – Narragansett, RI – Wheelhouse
Nov. 06 – Farmingdale, NY – Crazy Donkey (w/ JOE LYNN TURNER)
Nov. 07 – Southbridge, MA – Millstreet Brews Concert Club
Nov. 08 – W. Springfield, VA – Jaxx
Nov. 09 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five (FREE SHOW)
Nov. 11 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Nov. 12 – Houston, TX – Meridian
Nov. 14 – El Paso, TX – Uncle Paulies
Nov. 15 – N. Las Vegas, NV – Canyon Club
Nov. 27 – Cermanate (Como), Italy – The Blackhorse
Nov. 28 – Bologna, Italy – Sottotetto
Nov. 29 – Rome, Italy – Jailbreak
Dec. 10 – Singapore – TBA
Dec. 13 – Shillong (Meghalaya), India – JN Stadium
Dec. 16 – Nagaland, India – Dimapur Stadium
Dec. 19 – India – TBA
May 08, 2009 – Halifax, NS – Cabin Fever Rockfest Festival
WHITE LION expect to add a handful of dates to finish out the year in which the band has played in front of 100,000 throughout the year thus far.
WHITE LION has also joined the D’Addario Family which includes Evans Drum Heads, D’Addario Strings, Planet Waves and more. D’Addario and STEVE LOBMEIER will support the band with their needs through their affiliate TOUR SUPPLY in Los Angeles.
Guitarist JAMIE LAW is now endorsing CHARVEL GUITARS. Jamie states “after doing a few shows with RATT, WARREN DEMARTINI was kind enough to let me try a few of his guitars and I just fell in love with them. CHARVEL is building a model from the Demartini Line with a few tweeks. Joining a family of inspirational guitarist like EDDIE VAN HALEN, WARREN, GEORGE LYNCH, STEVE STEVENS, I can’t say I’m in bad company! I look forward to a long relationship with CHARVEL.”
Bassist EJ Curse from SILENT RAGE will be filling in bass duties on shows for the remainder of 2008.
WHITE LION recently completed work on a 60-minute live DVD from its 2005 Bang Your Head!!! festival appearance, featuring interview footage along with other bonus material in anticipation of a late 2008/early 2009 release. Some of the footage from that concert can be view from WHITE LION ‘s official youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/returnofthepride
British metal legends SAXON will release their new download single, “Live To Rock”, followed by the arrival at the stores of their current studio album, “Into The Labyrinth”, as well as major tours to support both releases.
“Live To Rock” is available as an Internet download starting today (October 17), and SAXON will present the track live for the first time during the tour which will take Biff Byford and company alongside MOTÖRHEAD and DANKO JONES through England and Germany in November/December 2008. SAXON‘s new studio album, “Into The Labyrinth”, will be out on January 12, 2009 (Germany: January 9; USA: January 13). February 2009 will see the band embark on another major world tour, only one month after the album release.
“Into The Labyrinth” was recorded at the Twilight Hall in Krefeld, Germany, under the direction of Charlie Bauerfeind. SAXON laid down 13 new songs at BLIND GUARDIAN‘s studio, starting with monumental opener “Battalions Of Steel” through “Demon Sweeney Todd” and “Valley Of The Kings”, which both cover historic events, to the final slide guitar blues track “Coming Home” (fans are already familiar with the electric version of this track from SAXON‘s “Killing Ground” album).
“The new material was written in England and at my house in France,” Byford explains. “Stylistically, I would describe the album as an even balance between ‘Lionheart’ and ‘The Inner Sanctum’, a mix of powerful, in-your-face rock songs and pure heavy metal tracks. We’re very happy with the production and proud of ‘Into The Labyrinth’.”
Aestheticom‘s Bill Schacht, who has previously directed music videos for DIO, KING DIAMOND, AMON AMARTH, FATAL SMILE, LIBERTY X/REV RUN, ZAKK WYLDE and SISTER SIN, among others, recently completed filming footage for the “Live To Rock” clip.
“Into The Labyrinth” track listing:
Limited-Edition Digipack (only available in Europe):
01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
04. The Letter
05. Valley Of The Kings
06. Slow Lane Blues
07. Crime Of Passion
08. Premonition in D Minor
10. Protect Yourselves
12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
13. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)
* Parzival movie with Biff acting as King Arthur
* Tour Documentary
* “Live To Rock” video clip
* Audio Interview with Biff Byford
Running time: approximately 70 minutes
Jewel Case Version:
01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
04. The Letter
05. Valley Of The Kings
06. Slow Lane Blues
07. Crime Of Passion
08. Premonition in D Minor
10. Protect Yourselves
12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
13. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)
01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
01. The Letter
02. Valley Of The Kings
03. Slow Lane Blues
04. Crime Of Passion
01. Premonition in D Minor
03. Protect Yourselves
02. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
03. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)