Something to Burn, Karnivool & Fair To Midland are playing live at the Phoenix Hill Tavern this Thursday April 8th. Hard Rock Hideout has a pair of tickets for one lucky winner.
Please enter your name, email address & phone number in the box below. A winner will be selected by the end of the day on Tuesday!
Check out the videos below from Something to Burn & Karnivool!
Something to Burn -Say Goodbye
Karnivool – Set Fire To The Hive
DEBUT ALBUM “TRANSITIONS” AVAILABLE NOW
September 2009 saw the release of SOMETHING TO BURN’S critically acclaimed debut album “Transitions” on Soft Drive Records, the record label founded by Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland. After playing a handful of shows last year with Stone Temple Pilots and some successful headlining shows of their own, SOMETHING TO BURN are gearing up to hit the road this spring with Fair to Midland and Karnivool. The tour starts March 23rd in San Antonio, TX and wraps up April 14th in Denver, CO.
Lead singer Greg Wayne, had the following to say about the upcoming tour: “Imagine a caged tiger…pacing back & forth…aching to get back out into the wild…dying to do what it was put on this earth to do. Well, SOMETHING TO BURN is that tiger and we are finally being set free this spring. I’d do everything I could to catch one of these shows if I were you…just sayin”
SOMETHING TO BURN – Norman (guitar), Greg Wayne (front man), and brothers Shawn (drums) and Jeff (bass) Ballard – have emerged from a pool of influences a lot deeper than your typical I-Pod shuffle button. They’ve been raised on music, not the radio, and they know how they want music to sound… And more importantly, they know how they want music to feel. From the classic rock upbringing of the Ballard twins-whose musical tastes were shaped by their seven older brothers and sisters, to Norman’s guitar god meets rhythm and blues fusion, and to the Maynard James Keenan meets Ray Charles vocal colors of Wayne, it’s all about what happens when their chemical backgrounds blend.
The music of SOMETHING TO BURN resurrects what we’ve been missing from our musical past, while forging boldly ahead into the future, and serves as the perfect soundtrack for the party that bridges the two. SOMETHING TO BURN bridges the gap between rock and roll’s heady past and its uncertain future on their debut album “Transitions”
CATCH SOMETHING TO BURN ON TOUR THIS SPRING
3/23 San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
3/24 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
3/26 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
3/27 Augusta, GA @ Sky City
3/28 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
3/30 Baltimore, MD @ The Quarter
3/31 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
4/1 Westchester, PA @ The Note
4/2 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
4/3 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
4/5 Toronto, ONT @ Wreck Room
4/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
4/8 Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
4/9 Chicago, IL @ Penny Road Pub
4/10 Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
4/11 Madison, WI @ Annex
4/12 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
4/14 Denver, CO @ Marquee
Something To Burn will be releasing their album Transitions digitally next Tuesday, September 15th. To hold fans over until the album is released, the band has released a video of them being interviewed by Softdrive Records owner, Scott Weiland.
If you will be in the Hollywood area this Friday, September 11th you can check the band out on the Sunset Strip Music Festival which is being held at the Viper Room.
For too many people in the 21st century, music has become little more than something to burn. But for the band Something To Burn, music remains everything it was ever meant to be, and more.
Something To Burn bridge the gap between rock and roll’s heady past and its uncertain future on their debut album “Transitions,” to be released this summer on Softdrive Records, the label founded by Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. “When you put on a vinyl LP, it’s easy to recognize a lot of what we’ve been missing in this digital age, not only in the music itself, the lows and mids that you just don’t get digitally, but also holding the cover and feeling how the artwork flows, energy-wise, with the music,” says Something To Burn guitarist Jimmy Norman.
Something To Burn – Norman, Greg Wayne (frontman), and brothers Shawn (drums) and Jeff (bass) Ballard – have emerged from a pool of influences a lot deeper than your typical iPod shuffle button. They’ve been raised on music, not the radio, and they know how they want music to sound… And more importantly, they know how they want music to feel.
“Audiences today have been trained to bounce around and just listen to singles, but i don’t think that’s the way rock and roll oughta be,” says Wayne, “the whole album experience is lost.” On “Transitions,” Something To Burn have crafted an epic voyage as intuitive as it is responsive, ebbing and flowing with artistic vigilance and musical relevance. It truly offers “the whole album experience.”
From the classic rock upbringing of the Ballard twins-whose musical tastes were shaped by the hand-me-down tastes of their seven older brothers and sisters-to Norman’s guitar god meets rhythm and blues fusion, to the Tool via Ray Charles vocal colors of Wayne, it’s all about what happens when their chemical backgrounds blend.
“We were focussed on writing a complete record, doing our best to hit it out of the park with every song, not just aiming at one or two singles” says Wayne. “This album is a journey, it’s dynamic…it swings from the super heavy START AGAIN to the soft acoustic HOME, and touches on all areas in between. We just wrote what we felt and let the music dictate where we went in order to make the best, most dynamic album possible.”
Job well done. The music of Something To Burn resurrects what we’ve been missing from our musical past, while forging boldly ahead into the future, and serves as the perfect soundtrack for the party that bridges the two.
GREG WAYNE (vocals)
JEFF BALLARD (bass)
JIMMY NORMAN (guitars)
SHAWN BALLARD (drums)
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Guitar Center and Motley Crue announced today the six finalists for the Guitar Center On-Stage: Your Chance To Make Rock History. The final six bands were chosen from a pool of 30 semi-finalists over a period of two days as each semi- finalist performed one song live in front of a panel of industry experts at Guitar Center’s legendary Sunset Boulevard location. The final six bands will continue onto the finals to perform live for Motley Crue at the world famous Whisky A Go-Go on November 10th in Hollywood.
The top six bands were chosen by influential leaders in the music industry, including President of FUSE TV, Eric Sherman; Producer and Front man of Sixx:A.M., James Michael; Music Director of Los Angeles radio station 98.7, Julie Pilat; Chris Nilsson of Tenth St. Entertainment and General Manager of Eleven Seven Music, Frank Woodworth.
Sixx:A.M. front man and producer, James Michael shares, “I was amazed by the talent I saw over the past few days. Rarely do I get to see so many great bands play one after another. The “Guitar Center On Stage” program has already proven effective in finding America’s best up and coming rock bands.”
The finalists who are just one step closer to being official rock stars include:
— The Spittin’ Cobras (Seattle, WA)
Since launching the search for the next great American rock band in August, Guitar Center and Motley Crue have had a staggering 7,930 bands register and close to 175,000 online votes cast at the program’s web site — makerockhistory.com. The site also garnered nearly one million unique visitors since its launch on August 1st.
Motley Crue’s Mick Mars notes, “Our partnership with Guitar Center gives us the opportunity to help an up-and-coming band by giving them every element needed to succeed. Like Ozzy did for us when he took an unknown band called Motley Crue on the road, we too are looking for the next generation’s great rock band.”
Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center and the world’s most notorious rock band will provide one up-and-coming band the ultimate, career-altering opportunity — the chance to open on tour for rock icons, Motley Crue. The winning band will also receive $25,000 cash, $20,000 in exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St. Entertainment, and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Motley’s management and record label.
“Guitar Center On-Stage is our most revolutionary program yet, and we are truly amazed with the quality of talent that will go onto perform for Motley at the finals,” said Norman Hajjar, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Guitar Center. “Guitar Center invests millions every year behind programs that are dedicated to helping striving artists realize their musical dreams and this initiative is literally going to make rock history.”
The Guitar Center On-Stage finals, which are free to the public, will be held November 10th at the world famous Whisky A-Go-Go at 7 p.m., where each of the bands will perform live for Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars of Motley Crue who will select the top band and winner of Guitar Center On-Stage.
Allen Kovac, CEO and Founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music said, “From the performances that we have witnessed over the duration of this initiative, it’s apparent that Guitar Center On-Stage is an innovative platform that helps find fresh and groundbreaking new artists, whom would otherwise not have a chance to tour with the likes of Motley Crue. The winning band will not only have the chance of a lifetime to open for the notorious rockers, but they will have the support of the record label, management, credibility from Guitar Center and marketing to launch them into the competitive music industry to jump start a long and successful career.”
To check out the audio and videos of the final six bands or for more information about the finals at the Whisky A-Go-Go on November 10th, please go to http://www.makerockhistory.com.
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