FEATURES LINEUP INCLUDING
GUNS N’ ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS & KORN
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND–MAY 24, 25 & 26–IN PRYOR, OK
Rocklahoma celebrates its seventh year May 24, 25 and 26 with a stellar rock lineup not to be missed. Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains and Korn will headline the three-day camping festival which features the top current active rock artists and classic bands at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma is proud to be presented by Bud Light.
The initial list of performers for America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party includes: Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, Korn, Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, Ratt, Halestorm, Device (with David Draiman), All That Remains, Escape the Fate, Dokken, Clutch, Motionless In White, Big Wreck, The Sword, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Mindset Evolution, Heaven’s Basement, We As Humans, American Fangs, O’Brother, and more.
In addition, the Retrospect Records Stage will feature performances from: The Last Vegas, London, Wildstreet, Mad Max, Bai Bang, Lynam, De La Cruz, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, Firstryke, Ragdoll, Hessler, Switchblade Scarlett, Nasty Habit, Sister’s Doll, London’s Dungeon, Rhyme, Emerald City, Wicked, Down n Dirty, Station, Ruff Justice, Mystery, and Fist of Rage.
The lineup for the AXiS Campground Tent will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Bush is thrilled to be playing Rocklahoma with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 22 at 10am CST at www.rocklahoma.com. To get access to the Rocklahoma internet pre-sale, which will be held from Wednesday, February 20 at 10am CST through Thursday, February 21 at 10pm CST, go to www.rocklahoma.com and sign up to receive the Rocklahoma newsletter. Fans save by buying early, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
Camping tickets may be purchased by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 19 and will remain open though Tuesday, May 28.
“We’ve waited seven years, and we’re finally bringing the #1 most requested band by the fans to Rocklahoma, the one and only Guns N’ Roses! Couple that with the undisputed legacy of Alice In Chains, the unforgettable live spectacle of Korn and the hits of Bush, and we’re in store for a truly legendary weekend,” comments Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Rocklahoma for AEG Live.
Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.
Established in 2007 as a classic rock destination festival with the motto “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock,” Rocklahoma was revamped in 2010 as organizers teamed with AEG Live to create an event encompassing a much broader mix of classic, current and up-and-coming rock artists. In 2011, a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 fans turned out for the festival, which raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross as part of their tornado relief efforts in nearby Joplin, MO. In 2012, a national television audience was able to experience many Rocklahoma band performances in HD when AXS TV aired live coverage of the festival.
Rocklahoma marks the final event of the 2013 World’s Loudest Month. Created in partnership by AEG Live and Right Arm Entertainment, the World’s Loudest Month features the biggest names in rock music performing in five distinct U.S. concert atmospheres: Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rockfest, Rock On The Range, and Rocklahoma. In 2012, the World’s Loudest Month featured over 100 artists playing for more than 200,000 rock music fans across the country on five consecutive weekends, confirming that rock music is as vital as ever.
Rocklahoma is proud to be sponsored by Bud Light, Hard Rock (presenting the Hard Rock 2nd Stage), Jägermeister, and Monster Energy.
ROCKLAHOMA – Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Rock!
As there always is with any festival the size of M3, the low points come alongside of the high points. And while they were few and far in between, there were some unfortunate lows at the 2012 M3 Music Festival.
While Friday night’s show went off without a hitch, the same cannot be said for the Saturday show. Great White was supposed to kick off at 12:10PM shortly after the opening acts of Let There Be Rock and Drum Wars. At 12:30PM I was nestled in my seat, still waiting for the band to come onstage and still wondering what was happening. By 12:50PM, Great White finally took the stage.
I do not know what caused the delay. I do not know if it was the band, the festival producers, or some other unforeseen force, but what I do know is that the late start time cost some acts their stage time. Great White was supposed to play for 45 minutes and they got reduced to 35. If that wasn’t bad enough, Stryper had to do their sound check in front of the live audience, and their set was cut to 30 minutes. They didn’t even get to perform Honestly, or Always There For You, which pissed me off. Again, I don’t know who to direct my anger at, but at the end of Stryper’s set I was extremely aggravated. They had just given a brilliant performance and they weren’t even allowed to do a final song. What the hell is up with that?
One word describes Dokken’s set—terrible. Don sounded awful, and while the fill in band members he assembled were decent, they lacked the cohesiveness of the original band. Hearing Dokken butcher his own songs was hard to sit through. In fact, Rob Rockitt decided he’d had enough about halfway through the set and left to get pictures of the next band. I muddled my way to the end, but was sorry I did. The fans in attendance seemed to love it, but between Dokken’s awful vocals, his jab at George Lynch, and his endless desire to pretend that it was 1987 again, I couldn’t stomach the set. Don, if you want to live in the past, then pull out your vinyl albums and stay at home.
I know that I am in the minority with my opinion here. I know that the fans were ecstatic to see Stephen Pearcy back in Ratt. I know that the M3 crowd went berserk when Ratt took the stage, but to me, they had absolutely no right to headline M3. I know that Cinderella was supposed to headline and had to bow out due to injury, so M3 had to put someone in that slot. However, after seeing Queensryche and Ratt, it’s obvious that Queensryche should have headlined.
Ratt was terrible. Yes, Juan Croucier was back for this show and Stephen Pearcy was at the helm, but it couldn’t save their abysmal performance. Look, I am a huge Ratt fan, have been since 1984, but I’m also honest. Stephen Pearcy cannot sing anymore. His vocals at M3 reminded me so much of Slaughter’s performance last year, that I was just happy when the set was over. As terrible as that sounds, it’s true.
For the first three songs, Pearcy couldn’t even be heard, because their soundboard technician was not very good at his job. Once his microphone situation was fixed, it was easy to tell that he was straining to sing. His voice has lost any power that it had, and he sounded like a cover of his former self. The guitars were way too loud and drowned out the rest of the music. Bobby Blotzer’s drums could barely be heard. Overall, their performance was disappointing at best, but to me it was just horrendous. Judging by the fans response, no one else felt this way, so maybe I was just expecting too much, or I wasn’t drunk enough, but the next time Ratt is on the road with Stephen Pearcy, count me out.
GEOFF TATE’S MICROPHONE INCIDENT
As I mentioned, Queensryche performance was brilliant. However, there was one moment during their set that I found a little disturbing. During one of their first three songs (perhaps it was I Don’t Believe In Love) Geoff Tate decided that it would be all right to throw the microphone stand.
Sometimes this is rock star cool, like when guitars get smashed. Unfortunately, in this instance, Tate decided to throw the stand as hard as he could at the photographers in the pit. What was up with that? I found it strange and even though to myself “I hope no one got hit with that.” I was also hoping it was done as a performance enhancement. Apparently, that was not the case.
I later found out that the stand did hit one of the photographers, and that there have been instances with Tate and photographers in the past. I guess some rock stars just think it’s cool to hate on photographers. It’s one thing to hate the Paparazzi, but to direct anger toward professional photographers that are there to give your band press coverage is just kind of stupid.
Don’t miss out tomorrow when I talk about all The Pleasant Surprises.
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Why is RATT a reason to go to the M3 Rock Festival? It is the long waited return of Juan Croucier to the RATT lineup. RATT hasn’t toured since 2010, so if you never got the chance to see RATT perform songs off of their latest album, Infestation, this is the place to do it!
Get your tickets for the M3 Rock Festival through Ticketfly at this link!
The set times have been announced for the 4th Annual M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD. Check below for bands and start times. Good Tickets are still available for the M3 Rock Festival at this link.
Stephen Pearcy posted the following on his Facebook page this evening:
While RATT writes & works on the next RoadRunner record 2012, the band will be releasing a compilation record on their own via itunes. Music from their vaults. Un released and live tracks from 1983-1991. TBA
Sounds like we could have a double dose of RATT in 2012!
Choosing the Top 10 Hard Rock & Metal CD’s of 2010 was the most daunting task ever. 2010 was a terrific year for music. There were so many great releases to consider this year. I can’t remember the last time I had this much trouble formulating a year end list. There were over 40 quality hard rock & metal releases that I re-listened to. With so much good music, it was very hard to choose the best twenty, but these were the best of 2010 in my opinion.
Vain’s All Those Strangers was supposed to be released in 1991, but the financially strapped Island Records buried it. I am grateful that Davy Vain finally led this disc see the light of day. To my ears, this CD sounds like a natural continuation on Vain’s awesome debut, No Regrets. It may have been recorded in 1991, but it was officially released in 2010. It is a worth # 20 of 2010. If you are a fan of Vain, you need to get this disc now!
I used to avoid hard rock bands with female lead singers. I just haven’t found very many that I liked. Sister Sin is one of many bands that totally changed that notion. I loved their last album, Switchblade Serenades, and their new disc True Sound of the Underground is quite good as well.
Wig Wam released their third CD, Non Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll in 2010. Much like their prior releases, their new CD is one heck of a fun listen. If you are a fan of hair metal, or even The Darkness, you need to check out Wig Wam’s latest opus. I think you will enjoy it!
It was refreshing to see Roadrunner Records sign a band with a sound that brings 80’s hard rock to mind. Time to Burn is a pretty solid debut from the Las Vegas rockers. Check out the Hard Rock Hideout Review at the link above.
When Ozzy Osbourne’s latest effort Scream came out, I didn’t really get into it that much. I did like the title track, but found the disc a little lacking. I don’t know if I didn’t give it a fair chance, but a few months later, and Scream has really grown on me. It is much better than I originally though. I like this one enough now, that I am actually considering picking up the Tour Edition (released October 5th) with the added bonus tracks. Sure, it isn’t Diary of the Madman, or The Ultimate Sin, but Scream does rock!
I have listened to Slash’s new solo CD a ton in 2010. After listening to this disc, I must admit that Slash is either a complete genius, or a total nutjob. Never in my wildest dreams would I think a song with Slash & Fergie would work, but it does. I think far too many people didn’t give the song “Beautiful Dangerous” a fair chance due to Fergie’s involvement with the Blackeyed Peas. After hearing this tune, I wondered why she is wasting her time in a pop act. She can flat out sing. Myles Kennedy, M. Shadows, Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Lemmy Kilmeister all turn in some solid vocal performances. Sure, I would rather have another Slash’s Snakepit CD, but there are some good tunes on this disc. After hearing the tunes with Myles Kennedy, I would love to see him take the Velvet Revolver job, but I know that won’t happen.
Best new band of 2010? There are several great new bands who made their debut in 2010. UK Rockers Jettblack make a strong case as one of the best new acts with their debut effort, Get Your Hands Dirty. This is another CD that I have played a ton this year. I love it!
SKIN may not be a household name in the United States, but they should have been. They have been putting out quality releases since the mid nineties. Breaking the Silence is SKIN’s final release. It is a shame that the band is calling it a day, but at least they are going out on a high note!
Olli Herman aka H. Oliver Twisted the former lead singer of Crash Diet, returned to his band Reckless Love full time in 2008. The end result is the awesome debut from Reckless Love. Glam metal has never sounded so good in 2010. If you haven’t picked up this CD yet, look for the band’s recently released Cool Edition of the debut, with bonus tracks and an acoustic cover of Def Leppard’s Hysteria! If you haven’t check out Reckless Love yet, I highly recommend that you do. This is a great band with a big future ahead of them!
You gotta love Jason McMaster ! This guy has been blasting out quality hard rock since his Watch Tower days. In 2010, he has put out the best Broken Teeth record yet with Viva La Rock Fantastico. This disc has been a staple on the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show all year.
Hinder’s All American Nightmare didn’t come out until December, but quite honestly, I think they have put out their best effort yet. This CD gets better with repeated plays, and is easily worthy of the top 10 at Hard Rock Hideout. “Red Tail Lights”, “Hey Ho”, “Put That Record On”, and “Waking Up The Devil” are amongst my favorite songs on this CD.
Armored Saint’s lated disc La Raza kind of came and went without a lot of fanfare. The band didn’t tour for La Raza, and it is a crying shame. La Raza is one of the better releases from Arormed Saint.
I consider myself one of the biggest Airbourne fans on the face of the earth ( ok maybe # 2 behind Pascal Carrière). Either way, I knew before No Guts, No Glory was released that I was going to love it, and I do. The band’s debut Running Wild blew me away, so maybe I was expecting to raise the bar with their sophomore effort.While I love this CD, I think No Guts, No Glory is more of a continuation of Running Wild. It doesn’t break any new ground, but it still kicks ass!
Metal album of the year? I say yes! Who would have thought that former T.T. Quick singer Mark Tornillo would have done such a great job as the new singer of Accept. He fits in perfectly, and helped to deliver what is in my opinion one of the best Accept CD’s since the 80’s. No metalhead should be without Accept’s Blood of the Nations.
Krokus is the band that gets no respect in my opinion. The band returned to their classic lineup, and released what is one of the better CD’s in the Krokus Discography with their new CD Hoodoo. This CD has an awesome classic feel to it, and is one that I love to put in my car CD player, and crank up for a long drive. Marc Storace still sounds exactly the same after all of these years. If you are a Krokus fan, you need to get this.
The band formerly known as Warryor, released their debut album Rise of the Tora in 2009. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to hear this CD until 201o. To my ears Black Tora is a band that is very worthy to crack my top five for 2010. These former Rocklahoma participants blast out classic 80’s metal as if they were born in the era. I am very glad that there are bands like Black Tora to carry on with the classic metal sound that I love. Rise of the Tora is a CD not to be missed.
Sweet Jesus, when Christine Sixx introduced me to Taddy Porter, I had no idea what to expect. What I found is a killer rock band that brings together the classic sounds of bands like Led Zeppelin, Bad Company & Grand Funk Railroad. Taddy Porter’s music has more of a 70’s classic rock feel that gives a big boost to revival rock.If you like The Answer, Black Stone Cherry, or Jaded Sun, you need to grab Taddy Porter’s debut CD! It is a great one!
The reunion of Stephen Pearcy with Ratt was a great one for sure. Having Carlos Cavaso as the band’s newest guitar player didn’t hurt either. He helped write some of the better tunes on Infestation. If you are a fan of RATT & Roll, you need to get Infestation now!
The Scorpions narrowly missed coming in #1 in 2010. Sting in the Tail is an awesome way for the band to bid farewell to the fans.If the band would have released the Premium version of their CD first, which has the awesome “Lets Rock” tune, plus five more bonus tracks, this CD without question would have been #1. (The Premium version is only available as an import as of today).
1. Kissin’ Dynamite – Addicted To Metal
Picking a # 1 CD for the year was extremely difficult this year. There was a ton of great music, but when I look at the CD that I kept replaying, and kept going back to, it was Addicted to Metal from Germany’s Kissin’ Dynamite. I have enjoyed this CDa ton. Having a guest vocal from former Accept front man Udo Dirkschneider didn’t hurt the band one bit. This band’s revival rock/ 80’s metal sound always puts a smile on my face. If you missed Addicted to Metal, you need to find this CD now!
The following releases nearly cracked the Top 20, are certainly worth your hard earned cash!
KEEL – Streets of Rock & Roll
Black Label Society – Order of the Black
Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier
Black Water Rising – S/T
Social Code – Rock N Roll
Treat – Coup De Grace
Crazy Lixx – My Religion
Hansel – Never Say Die
Jetboy – Off Your Rocker
Crazy Lixx – My Religion
Overkill – Ironbound
Helloween – 7 Sinners
Dirty Skirty – Long Live Rock N’ Roll
Check out the brand new video from RATT, “Eat Me Up Alive”! I am glad RATT finally created a video for this song. This is easily my favorite tune off of RATT’s album Infestation.
RATT have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour dates. Vocalist Stephen Pearcy will be undergoing urgent hernia surgery this week. The band regrets missing the European dates on the heels of the release of their first album in eleven years, INFESTATION, which enjoyed a high chart debut in European territories.
Ratt shares this disappointment with all their European fans who planned to attend the shows at Sweden Rock, Sauna Open Air Festival, UK Download, Hellfest, Grasspop and Gods of Metal as well as their other dates. The band is looking into rescheduling as many of the shows as possible.
Pearcy’s doctors anticipate a full recovery in time for Ratt’s North American touring schedule, which includes a run with The Scorpions, beginning in July and running through September.
We wish Pearcy a speedy recovery.
Do you want to hear the best new hard rock on the radio? The best new rock is at Hard Rock Hideout Radio first! Tune in to Hard Rock Hideout Radio every Wednesday night at 9 P.M. CST online at www.kacvfm.org on in Amarillo, Texas at FM 90. This week’s show featured new music from Suburban Tribe, Hellyeah, H.I.M. , Negative, Kissin’ Dynamite, Sister Sin, Jackyl, Grand Design, Pretty Maids, Rush, Raven, Masterplan, Broken Teeth, SNEW, Taddy Porter, Chris Laney, RATT and a whole lot more. Check below for the complete play list!
Hard Rock Hideout Radio Play List for 6/2/10
While The World Awaits – Suburban Tribe
Dirty Little Rock Star – The Cult
Hell of A Time – Hellyeah
Kiss Me Undead – 69 Eyes
Heartkiller – H.I.M.
The End of the Line – Negative
Midnight Mover – Accept
Addicted To Metal – Kissin’ Dynamite
Outrage – Sister Sin
Scream (Until You Like It) – W.A.S.P.
Action – Sweet
Little Willy – Sweet
Fox On The Run – Sweet
She’s Not A Drug – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Bring You Down – Riot Brides
Air It Out – Grand Design
Little Drops of Heaven – Pretty Maids
Heat of Emotion – Zeno
Gutters of Gold – Sunstorm
Man Against The World – Eden’s Curse
Caravans – Rush
Trainwreck – Raven
Far From The End of the World – Masterplan
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Cocaine – Black Robot
Bad Lovin’ Never Felt So Good – Stonerider
Feedback & Distortion – Snew
My Moonshine – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
Deep Inside My Heart – Rock City Angels
Excitable – Def Leppard
Love So Bad – Chris Laney
Dirty Dream – Thunder
Take A Big Bite – Ratt
Never Enough – Kiss
The Wild Life – Slaughter
Ride – Dirty Skirty
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Dirty Water – Snowblynd
Overnight Superstar – The Glitterati
Sometimes – Middle Finger Mob
Can’t Get Enough – Miss Crazy
Don’t Blame Me – Soulshake
Tattoos & Dirty Girls – Million Dollar Reload
Deeper In Darkness – Jackyl (Pick of the Week)
I Love Rock N’ Roll – L.A. Guns
Did you listen to last Wednesday Night’s Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show? If not, you missed new songs from Ozzy Osbourne, RATT, Y & T, Pretty Maids and a bunch more. Check out the playlist from the April 28th show!
Let Me Hear You Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
Take A Big Bite – Ratt
Sexual Thing – Poison
Hot Shot – Y&T
Crawlin’ – Alice Cooper
Going, Going, Gone – Danger Danger
Up In Smoke – Blackberry Smoke
Devil’s Daughter – Silvertide
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Dirty Water – Snowblynd
Outer Space – Ace Frehley
2000 Man – Kiss
Back In The New York Groove – Ace Frehley
Best of Me – Ratt
Keep On Dreaming – H.E.A.T.
Angel In Black – Bangalore Choir
We Belong – Saints & Sinners
Little Drops of Heaven – Pretty Maids
Burning Like A Flame – Dokken
Dynamite – Salute
Lost in Wonderland – Eden’s Curse
Dyin’ For An Angel – Avantasia
Now Forever After – Kingdom Come
Twister – Broken Teeth
Lick It Into Shape – Smashed Gladys
Lost Weekend – Ratt
Garden of Your Earthly Delights – Tunnel
While The World Waits Suburban Tribe
A Bigger Bang – Ammotrack
Beg For It – Hardcore Superstar
One More Reason To Hate You – Gunfire ’76
Badlands – Metal Church
Hook In Mouth – Megadeth
Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
Crack of Dawn – Johnny Crash
Cocaine – Black Robot
Going Down (Above The Clouds)- Jetboy
Eat Me Up Alive – Ratt
(You Can Still) Rock In America Night Ranger
You can listen to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. – 12 A.M. CST online at www.kacvfm.org.
Want to hear the best new rock from RATT, Danko Jones, Broken Teeth, SNEW, Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia, Y&T and Masterplan (featuring the return of Jorn Lande!!!) ? Tune in to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show tonight at 9 P.M. CST (10 P.M. EST) on KACV’s Cutting Edge, FM 90.
Man oh Mercy! What is going on in the RATT Camp? RATT’s new album Infestation sounds like a return to 1987 when rock was fun, and this merry band of rodent rockers were amongst the biggest bands of the hair metal era. Infestation is easily RATT’s best album since 1985’s Invasion of Your Privacy.
I must admit that I didn’t have high hopes for this CD. My memory of RATT’s last album, their self titled effort from ’99, still lingers in my memory. Needless to say, I didn’t care for it very much. Luckily Infestation has quickly made me remember the RATT of old. Warren DeMartini’s blazing guitar solos are back, and are a pleasure to hear once more. Carlos Cavazo seems to do a pretty good job trading off licks with Warren. Stephen Pearcy’s vocals are on point. He hasn’t sounded this good in quite some time.
Any way you look at it, RATT has some renewed energy, and the songs on Infestation shine as a result. Chances are, you may have heard “Eat Me Up Alive”, and “Best of Me” (See video below), and if so, you already know that Infestation has two big hit worthy tunes to lead off the CD. The fun doesn’t end there. “Look Out Below” sounds like the cousin of “Way Cool Jr”. “Lost Weekend” kind of reminds me of “Lack of Communication”. This is a very catchy tune, that seems like it would have been better served with the name, “Rock Steady” instead.
DeMartini’s playing has always been awesome, and his bluesy licks on “Garden of Eden” are awesome. You need to listen to this one multiple times to fully appreciate his guitar work here. “Take A Big Bite” is a monster tune from RATT. The layered guitar riffs on this song are pretty incredible. This song is going to get a lot of play from me.
‘Take Me Home” is the slowest song on Infestation, and one of the only ones that has keyboards. Thankfully, this song does NOT fall into the power ballad trap, and is a very solid tune. I probably would have mixed this song more towards the middle of the album to break up the pace a little bit more, but it works nonetheless.
The Bottom Line: Infestation is a return to form for RATT. The band has returned to their classic sound, and have ripped out another great album, that is easily one of their best. If you have ever been a fan of the band, you owe it to yourself to go out and pick this disc up as soon as possible. Infestation rocks!!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Eat Me Up Alive
2. Best Of Me
3. A Little Too Much
4. Look Out Below
5. Last Call
6. Lost Weekend
7. As Good As It Gets
8. Garden Of Eden
9. Take A Big Bite
10. Take Me Home
11. Don’t Let Go
Stephen Pearcy – Lead Vocals
Warren DeMartini – Guitar and Vocals
Carlos Cavazo – Guitar and Vocals
Robbie Crane – Bass
Bobby Blotzer – Drums
RATT’s first studio album in 11 years , Infestation, doesn’t come out until next week.
However, you can stream the ENTIRE ALBUM and take a tour of the electrifying album booklet right here.
Don’t forget, special VIP packages with your chance to meet RATT at their April and May shows are still available!
Go here to find out when they are coming to your town and to purchase tickets.
Infestation will be released on April 20th!
If you want to hear the latest hard rock music, that those other FM rock stations will not play, tune into the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show every Wednesday night from 9 PM – 12 A.M. CST (10 P.M. – 1 A.M. EST). The show last night featured new music from Airbourne, Jetboy, RATT, The Scorpions, Armored Saint, Crazy Lixx, Broken Teeth, Wig Wam, Hansel & Falling Red, plus a bunch of cool classics and rare cuts that you will likely hear no where else.
This the Play List for the 3/17/10 edition of Hard Rock Hideout Radio.
Tora Tora – Wild America
Bad Moon Rising – Built for Speed
Cinderella – If You Don’t Like It
Sammy Hagar – Loud
Beautiful Creatures – New Orleans
Tunnel – Blood On The Highway
Little Caeser – Turn My World Around
RATT – Best of Me (New)
Poison – So Tell Me Why
Ted Poley – Heads Up – Look Out Below
Dangerous Toys – Teas’n, Pleas’n
Pariah – Love To Turn You On
Broken Teeth – Twister (New)
Tesla – I Wanna Live (Pick of the Week)
AC/DC – Shake Your Foundation
The Poodles – I Rule the Night
Wig Wam – The Wild One (New)
Reckless Love – Beautiful Bomb (New)
Hammerfall – My Sharona
Hot Leg – You Can’t Hurt Me Any More
Hansel – Rocketship of Love (New)
Warlock – All We Are
Yngwie Malmsteen – Heaven Tonight
Masi – God Promised A Paradise
MSG – Rock ‘Til You’re Crazy
Armored Saint – Get Off The Fence (New)
Bullet – Rambling Man
Airbourne – No Way But The Hard Way (New)
Judas Priest – Livin’ After Midnight
Tesla – Fallin’ Apart (Pick of the Week)
Saliva – Hollywood
Vains of Jenna – Everybody Loves You When Your Dead (New)
Motley Crue – I’m A Liar (And That’s The Truth)
Crash Diet – Generation Wild
Crazy Lixx – 21 ’til I Die (New)
Dirty Penny – If I Were You (I’d Hate Me Too)
Jetboy – Going Down (Above The Clouds) (New)
Falling Red – How You Feel On Me (New)
Gotthard – Nobody’s Home
Scorpions – Raised On Rock (New)
KISS – Never Enough (New)
RATT – Eat Me Up Alive (New)
Black Robot – Baddass (Radio Edit)
L.A. Guns – Nothin’ Better To Do
Tesla – All of Me (Pick of the Week)
Trixter – On The Road Again
The Scream – Young & Dumb
Listen to the live stream each week at www.kacvfm.org, or in Amarillo, Texas on KACV FM 90!
From the Roadrunner Records.com site:
The album drops 4/20, but you can listen in on the new cut below and pre-order the soon-to-be smash at a special discount RIGHT HERE! Ratt n’ roll!
DJ Brian Basher takes over the airwaves tonight at 9 P.M. CST (10 P.M. EST) at KACV FM 90 with the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show! You will also be able to check out new music from Godsmack, RATT, Broken Teeth, Tunnel and a lot more.
Let us be your soundtrack for the Winter Olympics tonight. Turn the volume down on your television, and listen to Hard Rock Hideout Radio online at www.kacvfm.org and on KACV FM90 in Amarillo, TX.
In case you haven’t heard, RATT has released a new single “Best of Me”. This song is from their up and coming album, Infestation.
You can listen to “Best of Me” below. The new song is available through Amazon.com & iTunes.
What do you think of the new song? I am hopeful that the rest of the album will be at least as good as this. “Best of Me” sounds like classic RATT. The cover of “Infestation” is awful, so the music has to be great right?
Legendary hard rock icons RATT announced today that Infestation will be the title of their next album, due out in March 2010 via Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records. Infestation is the band’s first studio album since 1999. Infestation was produced by Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Incubus, Limp Bizkit) and marks the very first time in their storied career that RATT have recorded outside of Los Angeles! The band lived together at Elvis’ Virginia studio while recording the album. In addition to core, longtime members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Bobby Blotzer, the album also features new guitarist Carlos Cavazo, formerly of Quiet Riot, and Robbie Crane, who has been with the band for twelve years, will continue on bass.
Get ready to Ratt n’ Roll on the high seas! Sunset Strip superheroes Ratt will sail the Caribbean this November as part of ShipRocked, a multi-day floating festival. ShipRocked sails from Ft. Lauderdale on November 15 and returns you to reality five days later. Along the way, ShipRocked ports in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Queensryche, Tesla, Skid Row, Lynam, Endeverafter, Broken Teeth, Stereoside, Stonerider and the Niki Barr Band will join Ratt for the wet n’ wild vacation of lifetime.
Ratt are known for mega glam metal hits like “Round and Round,” “Lay It Down” and “Back for More.” Ratt will rock your face off and party hard with fans aboard ShipRocked. Who knows? You might even hear a choice cut or two from the band’s new album, due sometime this fall.
On ShipRocked, it’s all about the music – but other activities abound like exclusive meet and greets with the artists, theme nights, heavy metal karaoke, contests, charity auctions and maybe even a few all-star jam sessions!
“The biggest advantages ShipRocked has over other land-based festivals are intimacy and access,” says ShipRocked promoter Alan Koenig. “The venue and audience size are smaller, so the performances are much more up close and personal than they would be otherwise. Plus it is substantially easier for the bands to meet and greet all of their fans onboard, versus just a few people before or after a show. Add to that a number of other unique interactive events hosted by the artists and our guests will have plenty of opportunities to spend some quality time with their idols.”
ShipRocked sails November 15 -20, 2009 on the beautiful MSC Poesia. The Poesia is the third vessel in the MSC Cruise Line’s “Musica” family of ships. This ship features MSC Cruise Line’s signature Italian inspired decor, impeccable service, sumptuous cuisine in multiple restaurants, beautiful swimming pools, hot tubs plus a full-service spa and fitness center. Nearly two-thirds of the ship’s staterooms include private balconies! Pricing varies by cabin and is subject to availability, but starts at only $749 (per person, double occupancy) for an interior stateroom. The prices include your cruise (room and board), all the concerts, meet and greets and other exclusive events during the trip. For booking and more information, please visit www.getshiprocked.com, or call 877-855-5502.
ShipRocked will truly be the ultimate rock and roll vacation and backstage pass!
Celebrated rock pioneers RATT and EXTREME have teamed up to bring you this summer’s most rockin’ tour lineup.
The tour, which will feature sets from both bands with Ratt closing, kicks off on July 12th in Amarillo, TX and runs through August 7th in Hampton Beach, NH. It will cross the US and cover 16 markets, with more to be announced soon.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut Out Of The Cellar, Ratt will be playing the album in its entirety.
Both bands are excited about the double bill. “Warren DeMartini and Nuno Bettencourt on same stage, same night?? ‘Nuff said, we’ll see you there!” says Ratt’s Bobby Blotzer.
Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt concurs, “One hot summer night. Two bands fully loaded with musicianship. Mix in one part memorable songwriting. Add nine ounces of passionate performers. Throw in three well respected guitarists. Add a touch of West Coast raunch and a hint of East Coast funk. And you get yourself a recipe for one night of unforgettable rock and roll.”
Ratt is currently in the studio recording its first new record in over 10 years with famed producer Elvis Baskette (credits). The band announced its new partnership with Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records earlier this year. The album is planned for release this fall.
Extreme recently released their first new album in thirteen years Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”) which is a groundbreaking record that reaffirms the beloved, Boston-bred foursome’s stature as innovators in the world of rock & roll.
Over the past two years, Ratt has toured the world in support of their releases Tell The World – The Very Best Of Ratt and their first ever DVD, Videos from the Cellar- The Atlantic Years. During this time, the current lineup of Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo played shows in Australia, Colombia and Peru for the first time in their careers. Their mega-hit ‘Round and Round’ was prominently featured in the Oscar nominated 2008 film The Wrestler, and the band will be headlining Rocklahoma this July.
One of the most popular rock acts of the past 20 years, Ratt’s brand of guitar-driven melodic rock helped shape the LA metal scene. The band boasts a deep catalog of hits including smashes like ‘Round and Round’, ‘Lay It Down’, ‘You’re In Love’, ‘Lack of Communication’ and ‘Wanted Man’, which are beloved by fans the world over. The band has gone on to sell millions of albums worldwide. With 1984’s mega-platinum debut Out Of The Cellar celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the band is looking forward to starting a new chapter with new music to complement the impressive legacy they have established over two-plus decades.
To date, the Grammy-nominated Extreme have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set – selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a #1 hit single, ‘More Than Words’ – from their 1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffitti – on the Billboard Hot 100, which they followed with the Top Five ‘Hole Hearted’. Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound has always been more a mix of hard rock funk – fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums. Extreme has recently been introduced to an entire new generation of fans with the inclusion of their song ‘Play With Me’ in the popular video game Guitar Hero as well as ‘More Than Words’ featured in hit movies Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Love Guru.
Tour dates are as follows:
10 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma **
12 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
13 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
14 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
18 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
19 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
22 – Denver, CO – Ogdon Theater
23 – Kansas City – Crossroads
24 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
25 – Toledo OH – Harley Davidson-LOT **
26 – Cheswick, PA – Ches-a-rena
28 – New York, NY – Nokia Theater
30 – Westbury, NY – Westbury Theater
2 – Allentown, PA – Crock Rock Festival
5 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx ***
6 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
8 – Clearfield, PA – ClearfieldCountyFairgrounds **
15 – Sky City, NM – Sky City Casino **
29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino **
** – Ratt only
*** – Extreme only
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today the signing of a worldwide deal with Los Angeles hard rockers RATT. The band is set to begin recording its first new material since 1999’s self-titled album this spring.
One of the most popular rock acts of the past 20 years, RATT’s brand of hook-driven melodic rock helped shape the LA metal scene. The band boasts a deep catalog of hits including smashes like “Round and Round,” “Lay It Down,” “You’re In Love,” “Lack of Communication” and “Wanted Man” which are beloved by fans the world over. The band has gone on to sell millions of albums worldwide. With 1984’s mega-platinum debut Out of the Cellar celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the band is looking forward to starting a new chapter with new music to complement the impressive legacy they have established over two-plus decades.
“This deal is a great opportunity for us to get our new music to RATT fans worldwide,” says frontman Stephen Pearcy.
“We are super excited about the new material!”
Over the past two years, RATT has toured the world in support of their releases Tell The World- The Very Best Of Ratt and their first ever DVD, Videos from the Cellar- The Atlantic Year. During this time, the current lineup of Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo played shows in Australia, Colombia and Peru for the first time in their careers.
“The fans deserve the credit for making this happen. When we saw the band in concert and witnessed their passion and excitement, it was obvious that the time was right for RATT to make new music,” says Tom Lipsky, Loud & Proud President.
Guitarist Warren DeMartini adds, “we look forward to working with our friend and veteran record exec Tom Lipsky.
The new album is set for a fall release and will be supported by a world tour.
“Invasion Of Your Holiday” Tour
Friday, December 26th at The House Of Blues – Sunset Strip !!!
The House Of Blues and Club Vodka would like to invite you to a very special event, as we welcome back to Southern California…
Featuring Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Bobby Blotzer, Robbie Crane and Carlos Cavazo.
Performing all their greatest hits, like… “Round and Round”, “Lay It Down”, “Way Cool Jr.”, “I Want A Woman”, “You’re In Love”, “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job”, “Back For More”, “Nobody Rides For Free”, “Body Talk”, “Lack Of Communication”, “Slip Of The Lip”, “Wanted Man” and the list goes on.
With Special Guests…
Performing all their hits, like… “Take It Off”, “I Don’t Care”, “Fall Behind Me”, “Don’t Wait Up For Me”, “Who Invited You”, “Too Bad About Your Girl”, “Take Me To The Backseat” and more.
The The House Of Blues has set up a few ways for Club Vodka patrons to get Discount Tickets for a Holiday Price !!!
Drive yourself over to the HOB Box Office from now through the show date, you can get the Cash & Carry Price of $25 !!! No fees !!! No taxes !!!! No questions asked… Nothing !!! $25 Cash & Carry.
No limits either !!!
Or, if you don’t have the time to stop by the box office, you can always log on to the HOB. com Web Site and simply purchase tickets here:
http://www. hob. com/tickets/eventdetail. asp?eventid=55037
The House Of Blues – Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA 90069.
Box Office open at 9 AM daily. (323) 848-5100. Doors open at 8:00 PM. Show at 9:00 PM. 18 and over.
You can view RATT performing “Body Talk” in the video below.
Quiet Riot’s former axeman, Carlos Cavazo will be joining RATT as of August 27th. More importantly, he will be with the band, when RATT takes the stage in front of thousands of people at Rock The Bayou!
Bret Michaels will begin filming Rock of Love 3 at Rock the Bayou!
Rock the Bayou Motorbike Ride – Courtesy of Stubbs Harley Davidson and Republic Harley Davidson
Houston’s own Stubbs Harley Davidson and Republic Harley Davidson are revved up for Rock The Bayou! On Saturday, August 30, 2008, Republic Harley Davidson and Stubbs Harley Davidson invite you to ride in style to Rock The Bayou. Hop on your hog, head out to either of the participating Harley Davidson locations in Houston, Texas (see locations and meet/ride-out times below), and get ready to ride.
Republic Harley Davidson
Meet @ 12 p.m.
Ride Out @ 1:30 p.m.
12707 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
Stubbs Harley Davidson
Meet @ 1 p.m.
Ride Out @ 3 p.m.
4400 Telephone Road
Houston, TX 77087
The Meridian is hosting Rock the Bayou pre and after parties on the 28th through the 1st.
Bands playing at the parties include Dirty Penny, Cockpit, John Corabi, Jani Lane and more.
Need tickets for Rock the Bayou? You can get your tickets by clicking on the Rock the Bayou ad in the sidebar to the right. ——>
RATT & Roll returned to Cincinnati last Thursday Night. Two local acts opened this show, A Nervous Wreck, and Prizoner. I made it to Annies shortly after Prizoner started playing, so I can’t say how A Nervous Wreck’s set went, but Prizoner was on fire Thursday Night.
Prizoner’s set included covers by The Cult, AC/DC, Buckcherry, Kix, Cinderella, Puddle of Mudd, Skid Row, Tesla, Iron Maiden and a damn good cover of Motley Crue’s Saints of Los Angeles, as well as their own original tune, White Knuckle Ride. Prizoner has been a staple in the Cincinnati rock scene since the 80’s, and they did a fantastic job at getting the crowd pumped up and ready to see RATT.
Prizoner was so good that I though RATT would be a let down, after their excellent set. This was not the case tonight. Prizoner set the crowd up, and RATT tore the roof off of the club.
I have seen RATT twice in 2007, and Stephen Pearcy with his solo band in December. Each time, I thought Pearcy’s voice was a little better than the last time I saw him. His voice was damn near perfect this time around. I made a point to stand on the side of the stage where Warren DeMartini was playing. I am quite glad I did. His playing and solos were quite impressive.
Robby Crane might just be the best bass player RATT has ever had. Does this guy ever stand still during a show? His bass combined with Bobby Blotzer’s drums sounded great all night.
John Corabi played rhythm guitar and sang backup to Stephen Pearcy. I never noticed how much Corabi was singing until this show. I hope he doesn’t leave the band as it has been rumored of late. He will be greatly missed if he does quit RATT.
RATT played a pretty good selection of their hits including Tug of War, You’re In Love, Way Cool Jr., Lack of Communication, Lay It Down, Wanted Man, Back For More, a cover of Aerosmith’s Walkin’ The Dog, Nobody Rides For Free and a few other tunes that I can’t recall.
They also did an encore of Body Talk and Round & Round.
I didn’t decide to hit this show until a couple of days before. It was a great concert for a club show. I was glad I went. If I had any complaints at all, it would have wished RATT would have played longer.
Don’t miss RATT if they head your way. They have a few shows left on this tour.
I have included videos from RATT’s encore of Body Talk and Round and Below.
Check them out!
|8/10/08||Charter One Pavillion||Chicago, IL||w/ Scorpions|
|8/29/08||Rock The Bayou||Houston, TX|
It was reported on several sites last week that Jon Corabi quit RATT, and Carlos Cavazo has taken his place as the rhythm guitar player of RATT.
RATT played at the Annie’s Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday night (Concert Review coming soon) and John Corabi was still very much a vital member of RATT in this concert. He played rhythm guitar and sang back up to Stephen Pearcy.
During the concert, he didn’t look all that happy to be there, and didn’t seem to share in the energy that the rest of the band had, but he was still there.
RATT has a few more live dates in 2008, before Stephen Pearcy embarks on his solo tour in support of his new solo CD, Under My Skin.
It will be interesting to see what happens in the RATT camp once this tour concludes.
Rumor has it that the former Motley Crue front man, John Corabi has left RATT, and former Quiet Riot guitarist, Carlos Cavazo has joined the band. There has been no official word from the RATT camp yet!