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)
Mindead – Abandon all hope
MINDEAD aren’t just plain metal. They manage to write interesting songs by using heavy, moshable metal riffs refined with sometimes aggressive, sometimes melodic elements. In short: this band will appeal to both neck and soul. Modern Metal Germany – www.mindead.de
Brunorock – Live on fire
If you’re a melodic rock fan you will be delighted by one of the best live CD’s to hit the market. The production is top quality and the sound is amazing. The opening track “It’s All Been Done 4 Me” is complete arena rock pouring into the front row as the crowd goes crazy and it doesn’t stop there “Now Dies The Truth” will have the fans on their feet screaming and singing along. Melodic Rock Italy – www.brunorock.com
Mafuba – Nothing comes to an end
Best Nu Rock Metal from Germany! The second CD was recorded with Zacky Tsoukas (Fair Warning) on drums. The DVD that will follow soon, will also content film material from these recording sessions. Nu Rock Metal Germany – www.mafuba.de
Magni Animi Viri – Heroes Temporis
A warm and harmonious sound from a symphonic orchestra combined with Rock and Metal. Simple melodies at times sung by a strong and proud classical voice, like the other one from a tenor, others by a sweet but raw feminine voice. Metal meets Classic Italy – www.mavsite.com
Upcoming releases in January 2009:
Crises – Coral Dreams
CRISES was found in 1995 by Ondrej Hurbanic and Thomas Abts. After many member changes and stilistic and musical advancements the bands today style is a “take no prisoners” and intelligent crossover from Rock, Alternative, Progressive, Metal and NuMetal elements. Modern Progressive Metal Germany – www.crises.de
Rusted Chains – t.b.a.
With the new album the band climbs up in the Death-Trash Metal Championsleague! Piss in the face of all prophets. Death Trash Metal Germany – www.chainnation.de
Following the Australian and UK release of his new album,JUDGEMENT DAY, Dave Evans – former singer with Australian Rock Legends AC/DC & RABBIT – has signed with USA label MoonDancer Records for the album’s release in the USA & Canada. He has also signed with German label, STF Records, for release in Europe. Both labels to release JUDGEMENT DAY at the end of the year. Dave is currently based in the USA and performs with his backing band – The Badasses.
He will return to Australia in early December to perform with Australia’s Party Boys at the closing ceremony of theAdelaide International Guitar Festival.
BestBuy.com has revealed the track listing for Guns N’ Roses’ long awaited new studio album, “Chinese Democracy.”
The track listing is as follows:
1. Chinese Democracy
3. Shackler’s Revenge
4. Street Of Dreams
5. If The World
7. This I Love
8. There Was A Time
9. Riad N’ The Bedovins
Some fans believe the song, “Street Of Dreams” is the song formerly known as “The Blues.” The new album will be released exclusively through Best Buy stores in the United States on November 23rd.
Buckcherry Announces New Tour Dates with Avenged Sevenfold, Saving Abel and Shinedown.
Nov 4 2008 8:00P Casper Event Center Arena Casper, Wyoming
Nov 5 2008 8:00P MetraPark Arena Billings, Montana
Nov 6 2008 8:00P Rushmore Plaza Civic Ctr. Arena Rapid City, South Dakota
Nov 8 2008 8:00P Roy Wilkins Auditorium St Paul, Minnesota
Nov 9 2008 8:00P Fargodome Fargo, North Dakota
Nov 11 2008 8:00P US Cellular Coliseum Bloomington, Illinois
Nov 14 2008 8:00P Alliant Energy Center Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 15 2008 8:00P McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, Iowa
Nov 16 2008 8:00P LaCrosse Center LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Nov 18 2008 8:00P Deltaplex Arena Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nov 19 2008 8:00P Roberts Stadium Evansville, Indiana
Nov 21 2008 8:00P Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nov 22 2008 8:00P Chevrolet Centre Youngstown, Ohio
Nov 23 2008 8:00P Schottenstein Center Columbus, Ohio
Nov 23 2008 8:00P James Brown Arena Augusta, Georgia
Nov 25 2008 8:00P BancorpSouth Center Tupelo, Mississippi
Nov 26 2008 8:00P Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, Mississippi
Nov 29 2008 8:00P Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina
Dec 2 2008 8:00P Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Ctr. Tallahassee, Florida
Dec 3 2008 8:00P UCF Arena Orlando, Florida
The collapse of his former band, the Darkness, and an unsuccessful attempt to represent the United Kingdom in 2007’s Eurovision Song Contest have hardly dampened Justin Hawkins’ drive.
But the frontman of new rock quartet Hot Leg has quite an act to follow. The Darkness’ huge U.K. success saw the band’s 2003 U.K. chart-topping debut album, “Permission to Land” (Atlantic), sell 1.4 million copies domestically, according to the Official Charts Co.; Nielsen SoundScan puts U.S. sales at 710,000.
The band also collected five top 10 U.K. singles, three BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello songwriting award. However, after second album “One Way Ticket to Hell … and Back” (2005) failed to scale the same heights, the Darkness imploded in 2006.
“We overachieved, really,” Hawkins said. “But I didn’t love it anymore.” After an extended sabbatical that included a stint in rehab, Hawkins returns with Hot Leg’s debut single, “Trojan Guitar,” an October 20 U.K. release through his own Universal-distributed label, Barbeque Rock Records. A January album follows.
“Some people are going to dismiss it because of the Darkness thing, but that’s just the way it is,” Hawkins said.
Eden’s Curse are delighted to present to you the first digital single release from the forthcoming new studio album The Second Coming, the track Angels & Demons, which is streaming in FULL and is available to download from the Official Eden’s Curse Myspace site: http://www.myspace.com/edenscurse
The track, written by Paul Logue, Pete Newdeck, Michael Eden, Thorsten Koehne and Carsten Schulz (Evidence One) features vocalist Michael Eden duetting with Pamela Moore, best known for her performance as Sister Mary on Queensrÿche’s 1988 epic release “Operation: Mindcrime” and 2006’s sequel “Operation: Mindcrime II”.
The band have also added extended samples of the tracks Just Like Judas, Man Against The World and Lost Soul to their myspace site.
AFM Records is very pleased to announce the signing of Alex Beyrodt´s Voodoo Circle.
Alex is well-known throughout the Rock & Metal scene as the mastermind of Silent Force, former guitarist of Sinner and tour guitarist of Primal Fear. His exceptional compositions and instrumental skills secured him highest respect from other musicians and a strong worldwide fan base. In Japan, where quality is still the most important aspect when it comes to music, he is hailed as a “guitar hero” and fills the venues. Alex chose to walk in huge footsteps with Voodoo Circle, because the immense impact and influence that bands like Rainbow and Deep Purple had, are undeniable. But if there is just one German musician who can fill this big boots and arouse with new energy, we definitely talk about Alex Beyrodt.
Not to forget, it needs a special kind of stage presence, charisma and the ability to “let the guitar do the talking”, so every listener can feel it deep down in his spine. Alex´ 60´s Strat guitar can give you exactly this – all in the tradition of the true heroes of Rock guitar.
Now Alex has founded a new band, that is deeply rooted in classic Hard Rock: Voodoo Circle. The band´s name will soon be known for first class musicianship and the ability to evoke pure magic. Here we have Alex Beyrodt (guitars), David Readman on vocals, Mel Gaynor (drums), Mat Sinner (bass) and Jimmy Kresic on keyboards.
“The legendary bands of the 70´s raised their best song ideas in extensive jam sessions and they possessed the gift to express something through the music. Nowadays this spirit seems to got lost somehow. Now I follow this “ideal” with Voodoo Circle. Back to vintage sounds, extensive jams of great musicians, sweaty live gigs and pure delight in playing.”
These are the bringers of the “voodoo vibes:
Alex Beyrodt (guitars) -Silent Force, ex-Sinner
David Readman (vocals) – Pink Cream 69
Mat Sinner (bass) – Sinner, Primal Fear
Mel Gaynor (drums) – Simple Minds, Gary Moore, Brian May
Jimmy Kresic (keyboards)
Guest appearances on the album:
Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen)
Rudi Sarzo (Ozzy, Dio, Whitesnake)
Norifumu Shima (Concerto Moon)
Richard Andersson (Majestic, Space Odyssey)
On December 5th the self-titled debut album will finally be available. Fans of the “old masters” like Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Yngwie Malmsteeen and Deep Purple, but also supporters of Silent Force, Pink Cream 69 and Sinner will be amazed by this Hard Rock jewel.
Blabbermouth.net posted the following article this afternoon:
HINDER frontman Austin Winkler has told The Pulse of Radio that the band will team up with MÖTLEY CRÜE for an arena tour early next year. Winkler did not provide any more information about the trek except that it will begin in January. HINDER will be supporting its second album, “Take It to the Limit”, which arrives on November 4 and has its own CRÜE connection: guitarist Mick Mars plays lead on the title track. Drummer Cody Hanson told The Pulse of Radio how they got together. “He actually called us up and wanted to do some writing,” he said. “And we were like, ‘Yeah, of course, I mean, would you be interested in playing some guitar on the album? And he was like, ‘Absolutely,’ you know. So we sent him the track and he loved it, and we ended up going up to his house. And, you know, he laid down a few different passes of the solo on ‘Take It to the Limit’. So it was an amazing experience, you know, getting to meet one of your idols, I guess.”
“Take It to the Limit” arrives on Election Day (November 4). The CD’s first single is called “Use Me”.
The new album will follow up HINDER‘s triple-platinum 2005 debut, “Extreme Behavior”.
Before joining the CRÜE in January, HINDER will headline this fall’s Jägermeister Music Tour, which kicks off on October 24 in Magna, Utah and lasts through mid-December. TRAPT and REV THEORY will be the opening acts.
New Album Virus From Randy Piper’s Animal Really Gets Under Your Skin
When Locomotive Records spreads the Virus from Randy Piper’s Animal on October 21, it will be a clear case of musical infection, with symptoms including repetitive spins, severe neck trauma (from the massive amounts of headbanging), and blown eardrums, from blasting this one to eleven!
According to guitarist Randy Piper (ex-W.A.S.P), Virus, produced by guitarist Chris Laney, will “smoke your ass.” Recorded at Platform Studio and the legendary Polar Music Studios (where such acts as Led Zeppelin, ABBA and Genesis made some of their greatest albums), it is both more aggressive and more melodic than the debut. Lyrically, its real-life issues will keep the listener enthralled with thought-provoking conundrums of daily life. Several songs, in fact, deal with being unable to change a lifestyle that you know will kill you in the end, be it dangerous habits (“Can’t Stop” and “Unnatural High”) or working yourself to death (“Cardiac Arrest”). There’s also a cover of “Zombie” by The Cranberries.
This Animal was born in Scandinavia in 2007 as a Violent New Breed. It proved to be a rousing debut. By the time of its set at the prestigious Sweden Rocks Festival, Piper, Laney, vocalist Rich Lewis, bassist Nalle “Grizzly” Pahlsson and drummer Johan Koleberg had proved to over 100,000 that they’re the real deal.
1. Cardiac Arrest
2. Can’t Stop
3. Don’t Wanna Die
4. Crying Eagle
5. Unnatural High
6. Judgment Day
7. Who’s Next
9. Shoot To Kill
Rock author Joel McIver’s twelfth book, “The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists”, will be published globally in January 2009 by Jawbone Press, the world’s leading publisher of guitar titles. Featuring a foreword by Glen Benton of Deicide, the book takes the reader in reverse order from No. 100 to No. 1, the greatest metal guitarist of all time. McIver, a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine, the biggest guitar mag in Europe, based his selection on the technical ability and historical significance of each player and adds that all generations of metal are covered in the book, with the oldest guitarist aged 61 and the youngest a mere 26.
McIver says, “The idea for this book came to me a couple of years ago after I read a list of the supposed 100 best metal guitarists of all time in a popular guitar magazine that should really know better. The list contained all these non-metal guitarists like Neil Young and Kurt Cobain, so I thought, ‘Screw this!’ and wrote my own list, which became an 80,000-word book. The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists features musicians from heavy metal, thrash metal, death metal, black metal, power metal, doom metal and grindcore bands and that’s it!”
DC4 vocalist/guitarist Jeff Duncan recently cut guitar tracks for a new ‘Dizzy Reed’ solo project. Jeff performs on the track ‘Mother Theresa’. Many know the name ‘Dizzy Reed’ as the keyboardist for ‘Guns & Roses’ and his super group ‘Hooker’s N Blow’. It was recently announced that the long awaited Gn’R release, ‘Chinese Democracy’, will see a release on November 23rd through an exclusive deal with Best Buy.
Jeff Duncan is a current member of ‘Armored Saint’ and a founding member of ‘Odin and DC4′. Jeff Duncan is an exceptional guitar player who also showcases his vocal talent as the frontman for DC4. As previously mentioned, DC4 signed on with Chavis Records for the release of ‘EXPLODE’. The released has been pushed back to January 2009. “We all decided that we wanted to add a little more substance to the official release. We are finishing up a video shoot as well as heading back into the studio to record a few new ‘bonus tracks’.” says Jeff.
Legendary Glam-Punk rockers Jetboy are pleased to announce that the band has formed a strategic alliance with trueAnthem (TrueAnthem.com) in an effort to shift the paradigm of music distribution. The new format offered by trueAnthem allows for totally free access to artists music for download, thus decriminalizing the practice of file sharing.
“We make our music for the fans, that’s the bottom-line” says Billy Rowe, Jetboy guitarist. “Jetboy has been searching for a way to introduce people to our music in a cost effective way, and with trueAnthem, we’ve found the perfect vehicle”.
trueAnthem couples corporate sponsors with musical acts in an effort to bring the downloads to fans at no charge. Ten Jetboy songs, including hits like Feel the Shake, Evil, and Stomp it Down to the Bricks appear on the trueAnthem website courtesy of Orange County Choppers.
Based in San Francisco, Calif., trueAnthem is a unique, advertising supported, online music distribution, promotion and marketing company. As a music label for the modern ages, trueAnthem provides online and offline services to promote independent and undiscovered talent. The company’s success strategy leverages the viral nature of information distribution on the Internet to become a leader in the new world of music.
The members of Jetboy believe that a new distribution model is necessary for the music business as we know it to survive. “trueAnthem provides the perfect vehicle for bringing the music to our fans. History tells us that when people like what they hear, they’ll look for avenues to purchase the full albums, and better yet, come to see us play live” said Rowe. “It’s time for this industry to get back to what music is all about, making listeners feel good”.
Jetboy is preparing to play the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on October 16 with Gilby Clarke and Black Cherry.
Visit the bands website at www. jetboyrocks. com for additional information on upcoming shows.
A surprising new candidate has joined the 2008 presidential race…………..
Dean Guitars is proud to announce that guitarist extraordinaire, Michael Amott, of Arch Enemy and Carcass has signed on with Dean Guitars. Dean CEO, Elliott Rubinson states “I have been a fan of Michael for some time and we are extremely excited that he has decided to make Dean Guitars his home. Michael Amott is a very well respected guitarist worldwide and we look forward to working very closely with him to design his dream guitar.”
“I contacted Dean Guitars,” said Amott. “as I was looking for the right guitar company and I knew that if people like Michael Schenker, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag and Leslie West have made Dean their home that I needed to check it out. They sent me two V’s to check out and I immediately fell in love with them. I am sure my new signature guitar will meet all of my demands as well as the needs of my fans around the globe.”
Amott is currently doing a Carcass reunion world tour and will be back touring with Arch Enemy again in December. For more information, visit www.deanguitars.com
The acclaimed debut album from Million Dollar Reload – ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ is released on 19th October 2008.
Here is a sneak peek of the new album cover. The album will be available on CD and also via the major download sites.
Check out Million Dollar Reload’s video “Livin’ in the City” below!
American rock icons KINGS X have announced plans to hit the road in further support of their latest acclaimed release, XV.
Following a successful national tour earlier this year with Extreme and the unique Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, bassist/vocalist Dug Pinnick, guitarist Ty Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill will once again connect with their ever-loyal fanbase in a 14-city run.
Their fifteenth album, XV shows off the superior craftsmanship and
rock-solid chemistry that bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick, guitarist Ty
Tabor and drummer Jerry Gaskill have displayed since their inception.
For updates and more information, please log on to kingsxrocks.com.
12/4/2008 Louisville, KT, The Phoenix Hill Tavern
12/5/2008 Akron OH Tangiers
12/6/2008 Springfield VA Jaxx
12/8/2008 Milwaukee WI Shank Hall
12/9/2008 Chicago IL Double Door
12/10/2008 Mt. Clemmens MI The Emerald Theater
12/12/2008 Sayerville NJ Starland
12/13/2008 Southbridge MA A.C.D. Performance Cntr.
12/15/2008 Farmingville NY The Crazy Donkey
12/16/2008 New York NY Gramercy Blender Theater
12/18/2008 Nashville-TN Mercy Lounge
12/19/2008 Dallas TX The Door
12/20/2008 Houston TX The Meridian
12/21/2008 San Antonio TX Jack’s Patio
Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY will film a new music video on Monday, October 13 in the New York/New Jersey area.
If you are interested in appearing in the clip, are at least 18 years old, are based in the New York/New Jersey area and are available for free, please send your picture and contact information to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than a decade after its conception, Guns N’ Roses’ “Chinese Democracy” will finally see the light of day before year’s end, sources close to the situation confirms to Billboard. As first reported here, the set will be a Best Buy exclusive and will be available Sunday, Nov. 23, rather than the usual Tuesday.
Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy’s sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, “Chinese Democracy” would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In the run-up to release date, album track “Shackler’s Revenge” will debut in the video game “Rock Band 2,” while a portion of “If the World” is playing over the end credits in the new Leonardo DiCaprio/Russell Crowe film “Body of Lies.”
In addition, GNR’s seminal 1987 debut, “Appetite for Destruction,” will be reissued on vinyl on Oct. 28 via Interscope.
The band’s last new studio albums were the simultaneously released “Use Your Illusion I” and “II” in September 1991. A covers set, “The Spaghetti Incident?,” followed in 1993, and featured some of the last GNR recordings from original guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
Swedish rockers BADMOUTH have just released their self-titled debut album through indie label Romulus X Records.
Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today´s rock music.
Tom, Chris, Randy, Mike and Rick realized that their job didn´t end with writing their music, it had to be recorded and produced by the right people. Their self-titled debut album was produced at Fortrocks Studio in California by the renowned producer Paul Sabu. The end result? An album that hooks rock and roll junkies with an addictive mix of driving beats, rich vocals and tons of attitude.
TRACKLIST BADMOUTH :
1. Pedal To The Metal
2. Kick It Up
3. Cocaine Girl
4. The Last Train
5. Dance Little Sister
6. El Diablo
8. Hell Tonight
9. … And Take Your Toothbrush With You
5 samples can be listened to for streaming at the bands MySpace : www.myspace.com/badmouthswe
The following article was posted on Blabbermouth this after noon:
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, whose manager apparently also works with Robert Plant, has told MuchMoreMusic’s Matt Wells that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman have tapped ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy to sing with them on the road tour if Plant refuses to join them for the much-rumored ZEPPELIN reunion tour. “They’re saying [to Robert], ‘We’re all rehearsed, we’re ready to go, here’s a gazillion dollars on the table,” Snider told MuchMoreMusic. “If you don’t do it, we’re going out with this kid. And he can sing the shit out of ZEPPELIN.’ And they’re gonna, like, hope that Robert, at the last minute, will go, ‘OK,’ and step in, before having the lead singer of ALTER BRIDGE out with John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham.”
A short video clip of Snider talking to MuchMoreMusic about the possibility of Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonhman touring with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles R. Kennedy can be found at this location.
Plant recently shot down reports that he has signed on to team up with LED ZEPPELIN for a reunion tour. In a message posted on his web site, the singer said that he had no road plans after his recent tour with Alison Krauss, which wrapped on October 5 in Saratoga, Florida.
The message read in part: “Robert has no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years. Contrary to a spate of recent reports, Robert Plant will not be touring or recording with LED ZEPPELIN. Anyone buying tickets online to any such event will be buying bogus tickets.”
Plant himself was quoted as saying, “It’s both frustrating and ridiculous for this story to continue to rear its head when all the musicians that surround the story are keen to get on with their individual projects and move forward. I wish Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham nothing but success with any future projects.”
Page, Jones and Bonham have reportedly been rehearsing with a series of other vocalists, including Kennedy. There has been no official announcement as to whether the band is planning to tour or record together without Plant’s involvement.
HRH Comment: I like Alter Bridge a lot, and I think Myles Kennedy is a pretty good singer. Is Led Zeppelin a little too big for Mr. Kennedy?! It wouldn’t be the first major band to replace their lead singer (i.e. Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue), and it certainly won’t be the last. While I don’t think this lineup will work, this would hopefully be the final straw to get Robert Plant to agree to do the reunion tour.
Here is Myles Kennedy in his brief moment in the movie, Rockstar.
Go to THIS LINK to Register for Free Tickets
Having just released the leadoff single, “Gotta Be Somebody,” from their highly-anticipated new studio album Dark Horse, Nickelback has more exciting news for their Los Angeles fans. The unstoppable multi-platinum rockers will now perform a very special free mini-concert at The Forum on Sunday, October 12th as part of a video shoot.
The show starts at 4:00 PM (doors open at 3:00 PM).
The band will play several songs live and record a commercial video shoot featuring their new hit single, “Gotta Be Somebody.”
Go to THIS LINK to register for free tickets and be entered to win an autographed guitar. Please note that there is a 10 ticket limit per order.
Parking is free.
Dark Horse is set for release on November 18th on Roadrunner Records. The album was co-produced by Nickelback and famed rock producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard).
This exclusive mini-concert is a sneak-peek at Nickelback’s next tour.
The group plans to embark on a worldwide trek next year in support of Dark Horse.
Want some new music to fill your MP3 player? Thrillz (featuring Ted Bullet from the band Thunderhead) have made six of their songs available for download for free on their myspace page. Go get them at this link!
STARTING TONIGHT AND ALL THIS WEEK! The Biggest Party of the Year! SAMMY HAGAR’S BIRTHDAY BASH!
Live Concerts from the Cabo Wabo Cantina!
Beginning tonight, you can hear Sammy Live from the Cantina
on Cabo Wabo Radio!
Every year the streets of Cabo San Lucas are packed, fans stand in line for 24 hours to get tickets, and it’s always Sold Out! Don’t miss any of the action.
Join Celebrity Guest DJ, CHAMPTOWN aka BIG Champy Champ! 7 to midnight Mountain Time beginning TONIGHT for all the LIVE action.
Thousands of fans who can’t get in stand in the streets to watch the action on projection screens on the walls of the Cantina, but you can hear it all LIVE on Cabo Wabo Radio!
Hear Sammy Hagar Live Tonight, and again Wednesday October 8th,
Thursday October 9th, Saturday October 11th,
and on his Birthday, the OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATION
Monday October 13th!
There’ll be surprise guest stars in concert and hundreds of special guests from around the world.
It’s High Energy Rock Radio Smuggled Across the border from Mexico and you can hear it at http://www.cabowaboradio.com and on iTunes.
As always, check out the music at http://www.cabowaboradio.com !!! Every week dozens of new songs are added and the mix continues to be refreshed and refined. We’re out to build the greatest rock radio station on Earth.
It’s All UP, All Rock, All Party, All the Time. It’s “Rock Radio the Way God Intended It!!”
On Sept. 23rd 2008, a rock band took matters into its own hands and released a record on its own imprint. Black Sun by Ra, a band that has scanned over 350,000 CDs since 2002, has made waves both in the quality of the new album and the efficient way it was produced and promoted.
With the lead single, “Broken Hearted Soul”, Ra and its new imprint, Sahaja Music Records, managed to get a double feature on the iTunes rock homepage and downloaded 8,000 singles by album launch.
Please explore the truly dramatic back story of a band that has fought to be heard for 6 years at:
Ra features PJ Farley (Trixter) on bass.
The names Poley / Rivera should be very familiar to all. This special pairing of two very talented guys ensures the delivery of some classic melodic rock moments. The ‘Poley’ of course belongs to Ted Poley (vocalist for Danger Danger) and ‘Rivera’ belongs to Vic Rivera (guitarist for Adriangale/Crunch).
The duo teamed up in late 2005 for the album Collateral Damage which was released as a Ted Poley solo record by Kivel Records in 2006.
Now the guys finally get to do it again, under the Poley/Rivera moniker for the first time since previewing one of the demos from this album on the MelodicRock Volume 2 sampler in late 2006. The album is named after that very track. Only Human is everything one expects from a Ted Poley release, with the added “crunch” of Vic Rivera, showcasing an extra special set of songs.
Says Ted Poley: “I am very excited and honored that Poley/Rivera has been chosen as one of the initial signings to Angelmilk! Vic and I are very proud of the new CD and happy that Andy and Andrew and their team will be handling it! I wish Angelmilk much success with all of its new signings and look forward to being part of a new adventure in melodic rock!”
Vic Rivera joins in: “Ted and I are absolutely thrilled to be working with Messrs. McNeice and Bramhall and Angelmilk Records for the release of this CD. We’re very proud of the work we’ve done on this project and are honored that the classy label in Angelmilk has endeavored to bring this great bunch of songs to the melodic rock fans. It was a labor of love every step of the way, and to finally see it fully realized is a dream come true for us. Thanks, Andrew, Andy and Angelmilk! And a big thanks to all of our fans who make this possible!”
Track Listing for Poley/Rivera “Only Human”: 1. Keep On Fighting 2. Top Of The World 3. Only Human 4. Did We Just Have A Moment 5. Insanity 6. N.W.S 7. The Bigger They Come 8. Delirious 9. Fire At Will 10. Breathe Deep 11. Crossing The Ocean.
The release of Only Human is currently scheduled for November 3rd. Check out Poley/Rivera on myspace at this link.
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of CHINA BLUE debut album “Twilight of Destiny” on December 5th 2008.
The roots of CHINA BLUE date back to the late 80’s when keyboardist Eric Ragno (Takara, Ted Poley, Steve Grimmett, American Angel, Danny Vaughn, Hugo/Ramos and countless others) started a new band called China Blue with his best friend Tom Gasbarro. Eric wrote the music and Tom was the lyrical engineer. The songs written at the time used to explore those avenues of defining moments… decisions that were made in the “Twilight of Destiny”. According to Eric, “It is where you either won the girl or lost it all in a sea of regret; the pivotal epiphany that the thing you love most just got away. We did things on our own terms and even after Tom moved on, I swore I would pick it up again one day”.
Eric’s career gained momentum with bands like Vox Tempus and moved in a different directions until he played some of the old China Blue demos to his friend Michael Riesenbeck. Michael encouraged Eric to take the best out of the songs and add new material to round out a complete album. He and Eric co-wrote some great songs together and he pushed Eric to start the job to put together a recording line-up for the album and just go out and do his own thing.
On vocals, Eric recruited none other than the new TNT and former Shy singer Tony Mills, a legendary voice that added a special touch to the recording. As soon as Riesenbeck stepped out of the project, Josh Ramos (of The Storm, Hardline) immediately took the chance to be part of the project. Eric and Josh had already worked on a number of projects together (Ramos/Hugo, Los Angeles) and the pair spent several weeks together writing in San Francisco. Zane Petersen (Malicious, Conditioned Response) was a long-time friend of Eric’s who helped him in various career circumstances and was the perfect choice with his powerful drumming. The final piece of the puzzle was Doug Odell on bass, he came about at the MelodicRock.com festival in Chicago during 2008 when he and Eric played in front of an amazing crowd with the “Melodic Rock All Stars” band.
Additional musicians Ronny Smith on guitar, Pete Newdeck on drums and Fabrizio Grossi on bass appear as special guests, offering their incredible performances on this fabulous debut album.
“Twilight of Destiny” was produced by Eric, mixed by JK Northrup and took shape as a true Melodic Rock masterpiece during 2008, under the direction of executive producer and manager Ron Vining. This record is an absolute delight for all fans of classic Shy, Journey and The Storm music with a slight Progressive edge. The classic 80’s album artwork was designed by Wavid.
“This China Blue record has truly been a journey for all involved” concludes Eric Ragno. “We hope the music touches you in some way as it helped us explore who we are, when we faced those defining moments in life at the Twilight of Destiny”.
Tracklisting: What Do You Need But Love; I Feel Like Dying; Changing Ways; So Wrong; Don’t Be A Stranger; Crimes (of Passion); Passions; Movin’ On; Twilight of Destiny; Lost; Take Me As I Am; A Last Goodbye.