NEW HELL YEAH VIDEO – You Wouldn’t Know
You can check out the new video by former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul’s new band, Hell Yeah at this location.
ROCKLAHOMA Lineup Confirmed
POISON, RATT (featuring original lead singer Stephen Pearcy), VINCE NEIL, WARRANT, SLAUGHTER and QUIET RIOT are among the confirmed acts for Rocklahoma, a three-day outdoor ’80s hard rock festival, set to take place July 13-15, in Pryor, OK at the Pryor Festival Grounds. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Rocklahoma will be hosted by radio personality and VH1 Classic VJ Eddie Trunk, who officially announced the lineup for the festival today (Tuesday, March 27) during a press conference at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California.
For more information, visit www.rockfeverfest.com.
SCORPIONS reveal track listing for Humanity Hour 1.
Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have finalized the track listing for their new album, “Humanity – Hour 1”, due at the end of May.
The CD, which is due at the end of May, was produced by James Michael and co-produced by songwriter/producer Desmond Child, who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER.
“Humanity – Hour 1” track listing:
01. Hour I
02. The Game Of Life
03. We Were Born To Fly
04. The Future Never Dies
05. You’re Lovin’ Me To Death
07. Love Will Keep Us Alive
08. Your Last Song
09. Love Is War
10. Rise Again
11. The Cross
SCORPIONS performed their new single, entitled “Humanity”, last Saturday (March 24) at a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of signing the Roman treaty, which became the basis for foundation of the European Union. Watch a video clip of SCORPIONS’ performance at this link.
SCORPIONS’ last album, “Unbreakable”, was released in the U.S. in June 2004 through Sanctuary Records. The CD was recorded at Peppermint Park Studio in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at Wisseloord studios in Hilversum, Holland.
New Megadeth tracks from United Abominations available for streaming
Australia’s “Full Metal Racket” radio show, which airs Tueday nights at 10:00 p.m. on Triple J, has premiered two more tracks from the forthcoming MEGADETH album, “United Abominations”. Check out the songs “Never Walk Alone” and “Play for Blood” in streaming audio at this location (“Never Walk Alone” starts at the one-hour, nine-minute mark; “Play for Blood” can be heard at the two-hour, 56-minute mark).
Due on May 15 via Roadrunner Records, “United Abominations” was mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE). Check out the cover artwork at this location.
MEGADETH‘s new version of the song “A Tout Le Monde”, now retitled “A Tout Le Monde (Set Me Free)”, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location (Windows Media). The track “Sleepwalker” is available for streaming on the band’s MySpace page. A professionally shot video clip of MEGADETH performing another new song, entitled “Washington is Next!”, on October 14, 2006 at the Loud Park ’06 festival in Tokyo, Japan has been posted online at YouTube.com. A rough-mix version of “Gears of War”, is available for download at this location.
GREAT WHITE has lined up the following tour dates:
Apr. 20 – Maplewood, MN @ Myth
Apr. 21 – Fort Yates, ND @ Prairie Knights Casino & Resort
Jun. 02 – Redding, CA @ Win River Casino
Jun. 23 – Green River, WY @ Flaming Gorge Days
Jul. 08 – Copper Mountain, CO @ The Villages At Copper Mountain
Jul. 14 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rock Yard
Jul. 15 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Jul. 21 – Comstock, NE @ Comstock Rock Festival
Jul. 28 – Peoria, IL @ TBA
Sep. 08 – Ellsworth, WI @ Gaslight Bar
GREAT WHITE members Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards, guitar), Sean McNabb (bass) and Audie Desbrow (drums) are currently putting the finishing touches on a 25th-anniversary reunion album, due later in the year. The CD is being produced by Lardie.
GREAT WHITE recently performed at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California to celebrate the release of the “VH1 Metal Mania Stripped Volume 3” CD. Also appearing on the bill were members of QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, RATT, and DOKKEN.
Faith and Fire was formed by Tony Moore and Mike Flyntz, former and current members of RIOT. Faith And Fire also includes Danny Miranda from Blue Oyster Cult on bass and John Miceli from Rainbow on drums.
This disc has more of a hard rock/classic rock feel than the power metal offerings of Tony Moore’s past work on RIOT’s Thundersteel and Privlege of Power.
Ready is one of the better opening tracks that I have listened to lately. Tony Moore proves quickly that he still has plenty of vocal chops in 2007.
Villanelle on the other hand did not do much for me. Everything is one of the better tracks on Accelerator. Mike Flyntz cuts loose on this track. It is an easy song to learn the lyrics to, and sing along with.
I really wanted to like Radio Superstar. This song features more excellent guitar work by Mike Flyntz, but I felt it was a little weak lyrically. Breathe is a cool ballad. The opening riff immediately reminded of Whitesnake. This is another song that will stay in my play list.
Faith and Fire is a semi upbeat number that I was hoping would be a killer song, since it shares the same name with the band. This is another track that fails to deliver the goods. Fallen is one of the heavier tracks on Accelerator, and moves into a near progressive metal territory. The guitar work by Mike Flyntz is great, but the song itself is average at best.
The title track Accelerator has some interesting elements to it and although it starts off strong, it seems to get lost in a wash of a progressive metal jam.
Angel is the second ballad on Accelerator, and is one of the better tracks here. Accelerator closes with a track that fans of Riot’s Thundersteel may be able to get into, America. Tony Moore is singing at a much higher octave on this track. The styling of this song is similar to those found on Thundersteel.
Faith and Fire’s Accelerator is not the classic disc I was hoping for. I began noticing problems with the writing early and found myself struggling to get through a couple of tracks. Accelerator does have a few moments, but there are quiet a few misses as well.
This is a disc that will appeal to some RIOT fans, especially those longing to hear Tony Moore’s voice again. You can listen to more of the tracks at CD Baby.com and the band’s myspace page here. Those looking for a quick music fix can also download the tracks from Accelerator from ITunes.
Rating:Out of 10
- Radio Superstar
- Faith and Fire
- Avenue Z