The new episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show is Now Online. This episode features Paul Rodgers from Bad Company, & Josh Todd & Keith Nelson from Buckcherry! The guest guitarist is John 5 from Rob Zombie.
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To be totally succinct about it, Paul Rodgers is simply one of the best rock frontmen in history. Period. No argument. End of discussion. His soulful blustery pipes have stood the test of time from Free, Bad Company and The Firm to Queen and beyond. Be it blues, rock’n’roll, ballads, R’n’B, or pop, there isn’t anything this man cannot sing.
The Moondance Jam, the country’s pre-eminent classic rock festival, has announced the final line-up for this year’s festival, which takes place July 13-16, 2011. Legendary glam rock band KISS, along with Three Doors Down and Stone Temple Pilots, will serve as the headliners for this year’s three-day party. Tickets are available now at www.moondancejam.com or by calling 1-877-MOONJAM.
The final running order for each day is listed below:
Wednesday July 13( pre-Jam Party)
9:00 pm-Mountain Ash
5:00 pm-Bad Animals
Thursday July 14
11:00 pm-Three Doors Down
9:00 pm-.38 Special
7:00 pm-Great White
Friday July 15
9:00 pm-Paul Rodgers
7:00 pm-Eddie Money
5:00 pm-The Outlaws
3:00 pm-Belfast Cowboys
Saturday July 16
11:00 pm-Stone Temple Pilots
9:00 pm-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
5:00 pm-Burton Cummings
Tickets are now available in a variety of packages. Concert goers can purchase Rockstar All Access, three-day VIP, three-day general admission, weekend packages and single day admission, as well as camping sites and parking passes by contacting the Jam office in Walker.
The Moondance Jam has been held at the same location in Walker since 1992. This year marks the 20th edition of the festival, which was started by resident Bill Bieloh. This year’s event will serve as a tribute to Bill, who passed away last September. The Moondance Jam and its sister festival, Moondance Jamming Country Fest, help bring thousands of music fans to the Walker area every summer. Its bucolic location, situated near a huge lake on a site located three hours northwest of Minneapolis, houses thousands of camping sites during the festivals, and has been cited by many as to why they return year after year to Walker for the shows.
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the European release of the brand new HOWARD LEESE album “Secret Weapon” on July 3rd 2009.
Best known as guitar player for Heart which he joined in 1975 and with whom he stayed for 22 years, Leese co-produced some of their 13 albums. Heart had 20 top 40 singles, 3 International n. 1 singles, a n. 1 album (“Heart”) in 85′, has received 4 Grammy nominations and has sold 40 million records worldwide. Following his decision to leave the band he put together a group in Seattle called “The Brigade”, a band playing some old Free classics and where he could express at best the various influences that shaped up his guitar playing: from Dick Dale (the first live experience that he had) and Mike Bloomfield to Keith Richards, Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Eric Clapton and of course Paul Kossoff of Free.
In 1997 the legendary Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Co, The Firm with Jimmy Page, Queen) had moved from England to Vancouver and was looking for a U.S. back-up band. Intrigued by how well Leese could play Kossoff’s particular style and licks, he asked him to join his band. In 1998 Howard Leese joined The Paul Rodgers Band and more recently became touring member in the reformed Bad Company line-up. “For the last 10 years, every summer I play shows with Paul Rodgers” says Howard. “But 3 years ago, Paul was doing a QUEEN tour, and I had the summer off. So I decided to record a solo CD. I had just put a studio in my home, and knew it was a perfect time to express myself as an artist”.
Howard Leese has often been called “Heart’s secret weapon”. His debut solo record, aptly titled “Secret Weapon” is an effort that’s sure to thrust him into the spotlight he so patiently has watched dance around in front of him for decades. “”Secret Weapon ” has a wide range of styles. It can go from heavy power trio rock to full symphony orchestra to tender acoustic passages, and that’s just in one song!” says Howard, who offered up such Rock giants like Joe Lynn Turner (former Rainbow and Deep Purple singer), Paul Rodgers, Keith Emerson or Jimi Jamison (ex Survivor), to have their spotlight turn on his record.
Howard Leese takes great pride in having his work heard from the dark depths that linger behind the spotlight. The only difference now is that the secret is out, so he might simply be a weapon – one hell of a weapon! “My fans mean so much to me, they have changed my life” concludes Leese, “Secret Weapon” was a labour of love for all of you, and I hope that you all will love it”.
Tracklisting of “Secret Weapon” includes: Alive Again (vocals Joe Lynn Turner); Heal The Broken Hearted (vocals Paul Rodgers); Hot To Cold (vocals: Deanna Johnston & Joe Lynn Turner), French Quarter (instrumental feat. Keith Emerson); 33 West Street (instrumental feat. Paul Reed Smith), The South Summit (vocals Duke Fame), Rada’s Theme (instrumental), The Vine (vocals Jimi Jamison), In These Eyes (vocals Keith St. John), Vermilion Border (instrumental), I’ve Been Leavin’ You (vocals Andrew Black), Somewhere (Theme From West Side Story) (instrumental).
HARDROCKHIDEOUT.COM has 2 tickets to give away for the Queen + Paul Rodgers show that will be taking place in Movie Theaters Nationwide on November 6th.
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NCM Fathom and Disney’s Hollywood Records are pleased to present “Queen + Paul Rodgers: Let the Cosmos Rock” – a concert event featuring the band’s classic hits and songs from their new album, “Let the Cosmos Rock.” This amazing show was captured live from the Ukraine on September 12th in Kharkov’s Freedom Square before 350,000 fans. This historic show will only be shown in select U.S. movie theaters one night only – Thursday, November 6th at 7:30pm local time.
With eighteen #1 singles worldwide, Queen is considered to be one of the biggest rock groups on the planet. The band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide with over 40 million sold in the United States alone. Queen’s eighteen #1 albums and ten #1 DVDs are proof of their longevity and popularity.
Paul Rodgers has had his own wildly successful career. As the lead singer for the mega groups Free and Bad Company, he has sold over 90 million records. His solo work has also been Grammy nominated. This is his second tour with Queen and their first studio album together.
These rock legends have joined forces to “Let the Cosmos Rock” once again. This concert features some of the most recognized rock songs in the world including: “We Will Rock You,” “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “All Right Now,” “I Want It All,” and “Bad Company”. These hits, along with songs off their first combined studio album, “Rock the Cosmos”, are certain to entertain new and returning fans alike.
“Let the Cosmos Rock” will be shown one night only at over 400 different participating theaters nationwide. Tickets went on sale on October 10th for the November 6, 2008 show.
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Bravewords has reported that QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS’ forthcoming album, The Cosmos Rocks, will be released on CD in North America via Hollywood Records/Universal on October 14th. The album will be out via EMI throughout the rest of the world on September 15 as a regular CD and Limited Edition CD/DVD and double-LP.
The Cosmos Rocks tracklisting is as follows: ‘Cosmos Rockin”, ‘Time To Shine’, ‘Still Burnin”, ‘Small’, ‘Warboys’, ‘We Believe’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Voodoo’, ‘Some Things That Glitter’, ‘C-Lebrity’, ‘Through The Night’, ‘Say It’s Not True’, ‘Surf’s Up . . . School’s Out!’, ‘Small Reprise’.
The Cosmos Rocks – the first new studio album involving Queen since 1995 – was produced and performed by Brian May, Paul Rodgers and Roger Taylor. Co-produced and engineered by Joshua J Macrae, Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson. All tracks were written by Queen + Paul Rodgers.
Have you heard the new song C-Lebrity? Check it out below, and let us know what you think about it!