Trixter has launched a new website, and will be announcing dates for their “GIVIN’ IT TO YA GOOD TOUR 2008”.
Check this link for their new website!
POP METAL KINGPINS WARRANT REUNITE FOR REPEAT PERFORMANCE, KICKING OFF CO-HEADLINING DEBUT AT 2008 ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP
…”CHERRY PIE” ANYONE?
Multi-platinum selling rock band WARRANT, best known for classic MTV staples’ “Cherry Pie,” “Heaven,” and rock anthem “The Down Boys” will co-headline the 2008 Rocklahoma Festival – marking the reunion of its original line-up including Jani Lane (vocals); Joey Allen (lead guitar); Jerry Dixon (bass); Erik Turner (Guitar) and Steven Sweet (drums) — for the first time in 14 years. Warrant will co-headline Rocklahoma with Cinderella, it was announced by XM’s Boneyard/VH1 Classic host, Eddie Trunk, at a press conference taking place at the world famous Whisky A-Go Go. Rocklahoma is a popular four-day music festival taking place July 10-13 in Pryor, OK, which attracts an impressive worldwide audience and big ticket sales. More than 80 bands will be performing on three giant stages with an expected attendance of more than 60,000 rock fans from all 50 states, every Province in Canada and every country in Europe. This phenomenon was covered in Rolling Stone’s year-end issue with an in-depth seven page spread.
Comments Warrant: “We are stoked to be back together after 14 years! The best part will be playing live again for all the fans that never got to experience the originalWarrant party band from Hollywood, CA! We also can’t wait to play for all the fans who have waited so long for this reunion. Cheers – and here we go again!
Warrant will hit the road with Cinderella this summer in July immediately following Rocklahoma and also plan to release a live performance DVD later this summer. An intimate Sunset Strip club date is also expected to take place this year for loyal fans. It’s been nearly 20 years and eight albums later, but the buzz surrounding Warrant remains. The band has seen many changes since their first taste of success in the late 80s/early 90s, but have always remained a key cog in the ever-changing rock landscape. Warrant has endured death, record label turnover, the loss of band members and close friends, but these hardships have only added fuel to their fire. Warrant is back.
Rocklahoma is the world’s largest rock festival of its type featuring notable bands from the 80’s and early 90’s. Additional acts confirmed for the festival include LA Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Beautiful Creatures, Night Ranger, XYZ, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vain, Lynch Mob, Bret Michaels, House of Lords, Jet Boy, Triumph, Kingdom Come and Tesla among others.
Warrant is managed by Carl Stubner and Blain Clausen from Sanctuary Artist Management and is represented by agents Craig Mogil and Brian Ahern from William Morris Agency. For more information on Warrant, please visit www. myspace. com/warrantband. For more information on Rocklahoma, please visit www. feverfest. com.
One of the more surprising yet lesser known CD’s in my collection is Zero Day, by Nevada Beach.
Nevada Beach has a sound that I would call a cross between Dirty Looks, Britny Fox and Great White. Singer Hank Decken reminds me of Henrik Ostergaard from Dirty Looks, but while that band has a style similar to AC/DC, Nevada Beach’s sound is more of a hard rock/pop metal sound.
Nevada Beach had a hit with their song, Waiting For An Angel, on the MTV Headbanger’s Ball, but never really achieved the level of success that so many of the bands from the early 90’s did. It is a shame, as Zero Day is a very good CD, and one that will appeal to most hair metal fans. Zero Day is on Metal Blade Records, and this isn’t the type of artist that this particular label is known for.
With Nevada Beach being one of the lesser known bands of the era, you can still find copies of their CD, and sometimes Vinyl, on Ebay and Amazon.com for less than 10 bucks. If you are a fan of music from the hair metal era, you will most certainly enjoy this record. I recommend grabbing a copy before these all disappear!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Rough House
2. Waiting For An Angel
3. On Zero Day
4. Action Reaction
5. Only The Fool
6. Back For Blood
7. Walking Dead
9. Big Zero
10. Gagged And Bound
Nevada Beach is:
Hank Decken: Lead Vocals & Lead Guitars
John Murphy: Drums & Vocals
Tony Rivers: Bass & Vocals
Geoff Safford: Guitars & Vocals
Broken Teeth has released a video, for their song, Roll Over. This song is on the band’s new CD, Electric, which is available on I-Tunes now!
Is Rocklahoma 2008 a big music nostalgia fest? Absolutely! Would I want to attend? Yes, without question.
Many of the bands in this 4 day music extravaganza haven’t released any new tunes in years. Would I still want to see them perform? No question about it.
House of Lords
Bret Michaels (headliner)
Looking at the list of acts above, this lineup may not excite a lot of people, but I would still like to see it. I love Tracii Guns, but I make no bones about it, that I prefer the Phil Lewis version of this band. I wouldn’t go out of my way to see their set.
Chip Z’Nuff mentioned in the Rocklahoma that a new Enuff Z’nuff album is on the way with Jake E. Lee on guitar. I am not sure if Jake E. Lee will be with them at Rocklahoma, but if so, this is a show not to be missed.
I haven’t ever seen Vain live, but I have heard a lot of good things about them. I would be happy to check them out.
House of Lords is still putting out new music, and has a new CD that will hit stores in a couple of weeks. Their last album, World Upside Down was quite good. James Christian is a very good singer, and the band features the talent of axe slinger Jimi Bell. Count me in!
I had the pleasure of seeing Jetboy live in Columbus (See this article for the concert review with videos). The band was excellent alive. I wouldn’t miss this their set for anything.
Tracii Guns mentioned in the Rocklahoma press conference that he hated opening for these guys, as they used to blow him off the stage. Jetboy was originally signed to MCA, and as with most acts on that label, never got the proper support they deserved. They are going to open up a lot of eyes at Rocklahoma.
Bret Michaels mentioned at the press conference that this will be a big show with pyro etc when he closes out on Thursday night. It sounds as if he wants to make this every bit of fun as a Poison show. He also mentioned that a special area will be set up where you can meet him in person, get an autograph, and a picture, and talk music with him. With Rock of Love being the #1 show on cable televison, there will be a lot of people waiting in line to meet Bret, without question. I don’t know much of his solo music, so I can’t say if his solo set is something I would want to check out. I will likely check out his solo disc that is supposed to hit in June.
Strangely enough, most of the bands on the Friday schedule, I have not seen live. For them to all be on the same bill together is quite cool. I wouldn’t want to miss one band on the Friday night line up.
XYZ was quite similar to Dokken. Terry Ilous said that this will be the first time the band has played together is several years. It should be an interesting set, and it will good to hear some of their tunes again.
Armored Saint is easily the heaviest band on the main stage for the entire 4 day event, and is a no miss act, in my opinion. Their CD, Symbol of Salvation, is still one of my favorites.
Kingdom Come always took a lot of crap for being a Led Zeppelin clone when they first came out. Nonetheless I like their first two CD’s, but I haven’t cared for their more recent material. I am not sure what the lineup will be for this show. I am guessing it will be Lenny Wolf and a bunch of hired hands. I will have to see what I can find out on this one. I have low expectations for this part of the show.
There are plenty of Night Ranger songs that I have enjoyed over the years. They put out a new CD in 2007, which I still haven’t checked out yet. Jack Blades, Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy are a very talented group. I wouldn’t dare miss this set.
Triumph and Extreme are co-headlining Friday night. This is one of the few appearances that Triumph is making
in 2008. Rik Emmett always puts on a good show. I wouldn’t miss this for anything.
Extreme is back together again with Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt, and Pat Badger. They are working on new
material for a 2008 release. I would be happy to see Nuno play live, in any capacity. I am glad to see him return to the band that made him famous.
There is also one band that has not been announced for Friday. I am not sure who this will be, but the lineup is already a solid one.
The Saturday Lineup has a lot of question marks for me, but could turn out to be a solid day of rock.
Pretty Boy Floyd
Every Mothers Nightmare
Black N Blue
Warrant featuring Jani Lane
My understanding is that Pretty Boy Floyd has completely reunited. This isn’t the watered down version of the band that Steve Summers has been on the road with. If so, then this would be kind of cool to see.
Every Mother’s Nightmare is a complete wild card. The singer, Rick Ruhl, and drummer Jim Phipps are the only remaining members. I like their bluesy Memphis rock, and would like to check them out.
Tora Tora on the other hand is a complete band reunion. I love their two CD’s Surprise Attack, and Wild America.
I have seen them live but it has easily been 18 years ago. They were great then, so I would imagine a solid show by this group. Hopefully their unreleased CD will see the light of day after this.
I never had the opportunity to see Black N’ Blue live, but I have all of their CD’s and would certainly want to check them out. Jamie St. James was pretty good on the last Warrant CD. I don’t know what the lineup will be for this show, but I doubt that Tommy Thayer will be part of it. Gene Simmons owns him now.
I have to admit that I have never been a Trixter fan. I always looked at this band as the New Kids on the Block
with guitars. I thought their music was a little thin back in the day, and seeing them live won’t change my opinion.
I have always liked Kix, and I have seen them live a few times. I have also seen Steve Whiteman’s other band,
Funny Money (which sounds exactly like Kix). It would be cool to hear some Kix tunes live again.
I saw Jani Lane solo in 2007, and he sounded great. I am happy that Warrant is back together again in a full reunion. I have seen them live a few times, and they always put on a good show.
Cinderella is also a band that has always put on an excellent show, each and every time I have seen them. Tom Keifer’s voice is the only thing that is a question mark about this show. The band has been off for a couple of years so I am hopeful that Tom’s voice is back to full strength.
The Sunday lineup is interesting, especially with two times slots still opened. One of these slots is heavily rumored to be Motley Crue. I am not sure of the other one, but wouldn’t be shocked to see Danger Danger get the other slot.
I doubt a lot of people are going to know Axe. I know the band, but I wouldn’t go out of my to see them play live. I like their tune Rock and Roll Party In the Streets, but that is about it.
Beautiful Creatures have released a couple of CD’s in this decade which is more than a lot of the bands in this music festival can say. Seeing them on the roster has me getting out my CD’s by them again. I would certainly want to check them out.
Zebra is a darkhorse in this lineup. I haven’t seen them live, but I am quite familiar with their music. This could be a good show.
Lynch Mob now features Oni Logan on vocals, Marco Mendoza on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and of course George Lynch on guitar. I saw half of this band perform with Whitesnake, and would love to see this lineup in action. Tommy Aldridge is an animal on the drums, and George Lynch needs no introductions. I am interested in hearing his new Scorpion Tales album, but this is a Scorpions cover album. This is quite odd, considering that he hasn’t ever been in the band.
Tesla is the must see band on the Sunday bill. I have seen Tesla twice in the last year, and they were excellent both times. They will easily be the best band on the Sunday lineup (amongst those that have been announced so far.)
The side stages at Rocklahoma has a bunch of darkhorses, and bands that may surprise you.
The lineups look like this:
The Retrospect Records stage includes the following bands: Jester, Sidekixx, air-A-Dice, Front Runner, Tommy Had a Vision, Valor, Gypsy Blue, Whitefoxx, Blue Tiger, Wild August, Messang, Paul Shortino, Mariah, Warryor, Bad Candy,
Lorraine, Nasty Nasty, Real Steel, Cuttlass, Vyper, Mass, Bad Candy, Oney, Strikeforce, Herazz, Reckless, Heartless, Ron Keel, Warryor and Alibi.
I am not familar with most of the bands on the Retrospect stage, aside from: Mariah, Mass, Paul Shortino, Ron Keel, Nasty Nasty and Strikeforce. I would certainly like to
check out some of these acts, although none of these were bands were ever considered A-Listers.
The other stage has Texas Hippie Coalition, Karnevil featuring Dario Lorina, Dirty Penny, Crooked X, Gypsy Pistoleros, Sweet FA, Banshee, Gods of Kansas, Lipstick Magazine, Pownd, Shadowside, Mindflow, Warmachine, Asphalt Valentine, and Krucible featuring Lance King.
The interesting thing about Stage 3 is most of these are all up and coming bands.18 year old Dario Lorina is an amazing guitar player. Look him up on you tube and watch this kid play. He is very good. Karnevil is his new band. I don’t know much about them, but with Lorina on the six string, they will be interesting.
Dirty Penny is one of the better new glam bands out there. They aren’t very original, but their new CD is pretty good.
The Gypsy Pistoleros close out Friday Night on stage three, and they are the must see band in Rocklahoma. The Flamenco twist on their upbeat glam tunes is certainly one that I would like to see.
Sweet FA is the late 80’s/early 90’s hard rock band that reunited in 2007. Their new CD, The Lost Tapes is quite good. I have seen this band live, and I know they are pretty good.
Banshee is another must see band on stage three. They are one of the heavier acts on this stage. If you haven’t heard any of their music, I recommend checking them out. They will surprise you for sure.
Gods of Kansas is a newer band that is starting to make some waves. They are currently playing a bunch of live shows all over the U.S.
Pownd is a newer heavy metal band that is located 2.5 hours down the road from me in Richmond, Kentucky.
Their newest CD is highly rated across the web. I will be reviewing this one soon.
Shadowside and Asphalt Valentine are two of Chavis Records newer bands. Shadowside has one cd out, and one
on the way. Asphalt Valentine is a hard rocking band from Atlanta, GA. Their debut will be released within
the next couple of months. (I will also be checking them out locally in two weeks).
I don’t know the other acts on this stage (Crooked X, Lipstick Magazine, Mindflow, Warmachine, and Krucible) but I will be exploring these bands in the months to come.
As a whole….Rocklahoma offers plenty of Nostalgia, but also a slew of NEW bands trying to make it in the music world. The addition of two more stages in 2008 greatly improves this event over the 2007 show.
I can only hope that I will be able to make the trek there for this show. I can’t imagine missing this event!
Check out the new video, XOXOXO, by Canada’s Secret and Whisper!
Can’t make it to Rocklahoma….Do you live in Texas?
Another 80’s Rock Festival is taking place July 11th – 13th, 2008.
Nikita Productions, Miller Lite and Harley-Davidson will presenting the South Texas Rock Fest on July 11-13 at the Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds. The lineup is as follows:
PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Sunday, July 13:
BLACK ROCK NEWCOMER DANIELIA COTTON READIES ‘RARE CHILD’ FOR MAY 20TH RELEASE
SXSW PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 13th
“Cotton has the sort of voice for which the phrase ‘force of nature’ was coined.” – Austin American Statesman
Soulful singer and guitarist Danielia Cotton breathes fire into ten blues-rock gems on her sophomore album ‘Rare Child’ (May 20, Adrenaline Records/ADA).
Belting out tunes with a huge, wise-beyond-its-years voice, New Jersey native Cotton channels rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Tina Turner to Joe Cocker with her blistering guitar work and raw, captivating vocals.
‘Rare Child’ follows Cotton’s critically acclaimed ‘Small White Town,’ released in 2005. Essence Magazine hailed her “raw intensity ranging from beautifully tender to howling,” while the Philadelphia Daily News compared her singing to the “emotional power of Janis Joplin. Her songwriting places her among the top new musical storytellers… Danielia’s music has the swagger of Let It Bleed-era Rolling Stones.” Relix Magazine recently featured her in their “On The Verge” section in “5 Artists You Should Know About.”
Cotton’s accolades are in part the result of her electrifying live show. Over the past two years of touring, in addition to headlining, her versatility as a performer has allowed her to open for over 28 artists, including some of the greatest acts in music, from Blues legends Buddy Guy, Etta James, and Robert Cray, to Bon Jovi, to the Southern Rock royalty of Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Little Feat, as well as the Flaming Lips, Staind and Collective Soul, among many others.
Cotton hails from the small rural town of Hopewell, NJ (the titular town of her debut album) where she was one of a handful of black students in her high school and grew up listening to bands like AC/DC, Judas Priest and Todd Rundgren. But Cotton was equally influenced by the jazz and gospel music that her mother and aunts sang. These complex and eclectic influences come together in Cotton’s signature sound: her voice is equal parts tenderness and thunder while her richly detailed songs showcase a talent for writing memorable stories and characters.
Cotton will perform music from ‘Rare Child’ at SXSW on March 13th at Opal Divine’s Freehouse at 12AM.
Hear music from ‘Rare Child’ at www.myspace.com/danieliacotton
I have had a few different people suggest I check out the band ZO2. For those of you who mentioned this to
me, THANK YOU! ZO2 Rocks!
The powerful three piece from Brooklyn, New York has a lot to offer classic rock and hard rock fans everywhere.
I hear the influence of a few different bands in their music including Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Soundgarden. It sounds like an odd combination of sounds, but it works well for ZO2. What surprises me the most, is how big of a sound this band has for a three piece outfit. Paulie Z is solid singer and superb guitar player. I don’t want to discredit David Z or Joey Cassata, as all three members sing in this band, and do a great job.
Initially, my favorite cuts on this album were the hard rocking Isolate, the positively infectious If You See Kay and the Black Crowes like Ain’t It Beautiful . A few additional spins and some other songs really grew on me. She Believes has a huge vocal, and Cassata, sounds like he graduate from the John Bonham school of drum playing. Comin’ Home has a bluesy Zepplinesque feel to it. This song is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Get Up Now is a fantastic, upbeat tune that has a killer groove.
There are so many radio ready cuts on this record that is should be getting huge amounts of play everywhere, but sadly it is not. ZO2’s Ain’t It Beautiful is a great rock record that should not be missed.
Hard rocks fans everywhere need a copy of this disc for their collection. You can get a copy of it at Amazon.com.
Rating:Out of 10
2. She Believes
3. If You See Kay
4. Ain’t It Beautiful
5. Comin’ Home
7. Get Up Now
8. I Don’t Mind
9. Get the Led Out
10. Hopelessly Gone
11. On the Verge of War
Paulie Z (Vocals, guitar)
David Z (Vocals, bass guitar)
Joey Cassata (Drums, percussion, vocals)
Check out the latest video by Australian Rockers, Rose Tattoo, “Man About Town”!
ROCKLAHOMA ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CA On Tuesday, March 4th the Catch the Fever Music Festivals announced at its press conference from the historic Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, its lineup for the 2008 festival taking place July 10-13, 2008 in Pryor, Oklahoma. Over 84 bands will be performing on three giant stages throughout the four days.
The press conference was hosted by Eddie Trunk, who can be heard on XM’s Boneyard Channel 41, VH-1 Classic and is syndicated throughout the nation. In attendance was Bret Michaels, front man of Poison, all of Warrant featuring Jani Lane, along with members of Cinderella, LA Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Beautiful Creatures, Night Ranger, XYZ, Pretty Boy Floyd, Vain, and Lynch Mob.
The Rocklahoma Press Conference was heard live on XM’s Boneyard Channel 41, as well as streamed on Wyldside Radio.
The initial lineup on the main stage is as follows:
Thursday (Pre Party for those who have bought three day tickets) Bret Michaels, LA Guns featuring Tracii Guns, Enuf Z Nuff, Vain, House of Lords and Jet Boy.
Friday: XYZ, Armored Saint, Kingdom Come, Night Ranger, TBA, Triumph and TBA.
Saturday: Pretty Boy Floyd, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Tora Tora, Black N Blue, Trixter, Kix, Warrant featuring Jani Lane and Cinderella
Sunday: Axe, Beautiful Creatures, Zebra, Lynch Mob, TBA, Tesla and TBA
Additional bands on the main stage will be added in the upcoming weeks. Lineup and bands are subject to change.
Two side stages adjacent to the main stage feature over twenty-eight regional artists on each stage.
The Retrospect Records stage includes the following bands: Jester, Sidekixx, Pair-A-Dice, Front Runner, Tommy Had a Vision, Valor, Gypsy Blue, Whitefoxx, Blue Tiger, Wild August, Messang, Paul Shortino, Mariah, Warryor, Bad Candy, Lorraine, Nasty Nasty, Real Steel, Cuttlass, Vyper, Mass, Bad Candy, Oney, Strikeforce, Herazz, Reckless, Heartless, Ron Keel, Warryor and Alibi.
The other stage has Texas Hippie Coalition, Karnevil featuring Dario Lorina, Dirty Penny, Crooked X, Gypsy Pistoleros, Sweet FA, Banshee, Gods of Kansas, Lipstick Magazine, Pownd, Shadowside, Mindflow, Warmachine, Asphalt Valentine, Krucible featuring Lance King.
Rocklahoma is the world’s largest Rock Festival of its type featuring bands from the eighties. Rocklahoma has already sold tickets from all fifty states and throughout Canada and Europe.
In an unprecedented move, Nightmare Records, Blastzone Entertainment Group, and Chavis Records have teamed up to form a new partnership, the Tri-Label Group.
The Tri-Label Group intends to bring you four incredible days of music entertainment on The 2nd Stage (North) at this year’s major US rock festival, Rocklahoma.
Rocklahoma is set to take place July 10th – 13th, 2008 in Pryor, OK. This highly touted event triumphs all others in the US Rocklahoma will bring you four days of nonstop, festive, 1980s-era rock music. Last year, the rock n’ roll event brought over 100,000 fans from all over the globe, to see the best in rock entertainment.
As the headliners are preparing to perform on the main stage, you will enjoy the unbelievable line-up Tri-Label Group has put together for you on The 2nd Stage (North)!! Tri-Label Group is preparing to indulge you with a massive amount of heavy talent destined to rock your world; featuring not only a mixed array of top notched musical acts from each of the three labels, but additional high profile talent that will provide you with raging rock and metallic energy.
The Tri-Label Group has set the standards for what a support stage should be and The 2nd Stage (North) will intensify your Rocklahoma experience! The confirmed acts for ‘The 2nd Stage (North) thus far, in alphabetical order are: ASPHALT VALENTINE, BONESHAKER, DANGEROUS INC., DEATHRIDERS, GODS OF KANSAS, KRUCIBLE, LIPSTICK MAGAZINE, MINDFLOW, ORDER OF NINE, POWND, SACRED DAWN, SHADOWSIDE, THE JACKYLS, WARMACHINE.
Located four miles North of Pryor, OK, off Highway 69, the Fever facilities include over 6,200 assigned and numbered seats, as well as general admission on the lawn for over 50,000 people. The grounds also feature over 4,000 campsites, on-site parking, bathroom facilities, a convenience store, and overnight security provided by Mayes County Sheriff’s Department. Rocklahoma also has a Picture Alley that allows anyone in attendance to approach the stage during any performance and take photographs of a favorite artist at close range.
The long awaited Rocklahoma 2008 Official Announcement was broadcast live on XM Radio’s The Boneyard from the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California. Eddie Trunk was there to emcee the event.
The XM press conference started late, and cut off mid way through so this is only a partial listing. The bands below are confirmed but the time slots are not yet set.
The following bands will be at Rocklahoma 2008 in Pryor, Oklahoma, July 10th – 13th:
In order to receive admission for the Thursday night show, you must by a three day pass!
Thursday Night acts are:
L.A. Guns featuring Tracii Guns
House of Lords
Bret Michaels (solo) is the headliner for Thursday night.
Co Headliners are
Pretty Boy Floyd
Every Mothers Nightmare
Black N’ Blue
Warrant (with Jani Lane)
Eddie Trunk mentioned during the press conference that MORE acts are on the way, but were not signed as of press time.
Tickets are available at www.rockfeverfest.com
Before 2008, I have not heard any songs by Whitecross. I do not know how this band managed to slip by me. I do not usually pick up CCM releases, and that may be why. Nonetheless, I got a hold of the new Whitecross CD Reissue by Retroactive Records.
Nineteen eighty seven is a 2005 re-recording of the songs on the Whitecross debut record by Rex Carroll and Scott Wenzel. This reissue has a few outtakes thrown in as bonus tracks. The Bonus tracks are nice and the Re:Animate instrumental is cool, but the added tracks don’t really add to this releases. As far as Nineteen Eighty Seven goes, they don’t have to.
What does Whitecross sound like? Think Stryper meets RATT. Guitarist Rex Carroll sounds like a Warren DiMartini clone. His playing on this record is superb. Of course with this being a CCM release, some of the songs have a message, and some listeners may frown upon this, but I don’t.
Not all songs have to be about Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (but that is o.k. too). I think hair metal fans that give this CD a chance will be greatly surprised by the quality of music here.
There are some very good tunes on this disc, including, Enough is Enough, He is the Rock, No Way I’m Goin’ Down. Check out the clip below and decide for yourself. I like this disc, and I think you will too.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Who Will You Follow
2. Enough Is Enough
3. He Is The Rock
4. Lookin’ For A Reason
5. No Way I’m Goin’ Down
6. Seein’ Is Believin’
7. All I Need
9. Signs Of The End
10. Love on the Line
12. Enough is Enough (outtake)
13. No Way I’M Goin’ Down (Outtake)
14. Love on the Line (Outtake)
15. Scotty Outtake
Rex Carroll -Guitars
Scott Wenzel – Vocals
Mike Fieghan – Drums
Tony Acevedo – Bass Guitar
Check out Fumble’s new video, Burning Down.
The highly anticipated debut from Black Tide, Light From Above, can now be heard in its entirety on the band’s official Imeem page. Chalked full of heavy shredding and melodic hooks, Light From Above draws from the likes of Megadeth, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue and Skid Row. Head over to http://blacktide.imeem.com/ to preview the disc before its March 18th release.
MTV.com reports that the reunited VAN HALEN have been forced to postpone four upcoming dates of their U.S. tour due to an unspecified medical condition affecting guitarist Eddie Van Halen. A statement issued by tour promoter Live Nation on Monday afternoon (March 3) explained that concerts in Dallas, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Raleigh, North Carolina, have been postponed and rescheduled for April.
“According to Eddie Van Halen’s physician, he is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures,” read the release.
The March 3 show at American Airlines Arena in Dallas has been rescheduled for April 24; the March 5 show at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati has been moved to April 22; the March 7 show at RBC Center in Raleigh was shifted to April 13 and the March 9 show at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore will now take place April 15, according to Pollstar.
Fans should retain their tickets as they will be honored at the rescheduled concerts or ticket refunds will be issued at the original point of purchase.
The Live Nation spokesperson said the tour is expected to pick up the previously scheduled dates beginning on March 11 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, for now, no other dates have been affected.
Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has revealed to Ray Miller of Rock Biographer that the reactivated LYNCH MOB — featuring guitarist George Lynch (ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist Oni Logan alongside legendary drummer Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) and bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) — will take part in this summer’s CINDERELLA/WARRANT U.S. tour. “The LYNCH MOB is going out [on tour] by the way,” Pilson said in an interview that was conducted last week. “They’re going out this summer. It’s going to be really cool because it is George and Oni as well as Tommy Aldridge and Marco Mendoza…it’s just gonna be a great band…I mean it is going to be phenomenal. In fact, I’m excited to see it.”
When asked if there was any truth to the rumor that DOKKEN was in talks to tour with CINDERELLA (PICTURED BELOW) and WARRANT this summer, Pilson said, “It was going to be DOKKEN, at least that is what they were talking about. But when that fell apart, George secured it for the LYNCH MOB.”
Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rockers LYNAM are rumored to have secured the opening slot on the CINDERELLA/WARRANT tour, which is scheduled to launch in July. The package is expected to make a stop at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin on July 17. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Unwritten Law To Film Hollywood, CA Show For Upcoming DVD Release
Band’s Upcoming Sixth Studio Album Due For Release
In Late 2008 Through Suburban Noize
Southern California Rock Outfit Has Battled Countless Record Labels, Survived Bomb Attacks And Violent Altercations With Band Members To Produce Five Studio Albums, Five Top Twenty Singles And Tours With Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and Punk Legends The Sex Pistols
Southern California rockers Unwritten Law will be filming their upcoming March 7th, 2008 performance at the Key Club in Hollywood, CA for an upcoming live DVD release later this year through Suburban Noize Records.
“2008 is looking to be an exciting new year for us boys in Unwritten Law. We look forward to playing and filming our first show of the New Year for our incredibly good looking and devout fans,” says Unwritten Law bassist PK. “This will be our first performance DVD since the ‘Music in High Places” video. What will make this DVD so great is that it will be our first performance DVD the way we play best; with our guitars plugged into our amps and cranked to as loud as they can go! We look forward to rockin’ your brains out March 7th at the Key Club, so remember to make yourselves pretty for the shoot and we’ll see you dirtbags there.”
Emerging from Southern California’s skate/snowboard punk scene in the early 1990s, Unwritten Law has been crafting some of the most infectious pop-punk for over a decade. After releasing series of independent releases that saw them crisscrossing the country with everyone from Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights and opening for punk legends the Sex Pistols, Unwritten Law garnered the mainstream attention they so richly deserved with the release of their fourth album “Elva”, which sold in excess of 400,000 copies. The album produced the top Modern Rock singles “Up All Night”, “Rest of My Life” and the #1 Top 20 single “Seein Red”. 2003 saw the group strip down for the acoustic live record “Music in High Places”, while the group’s 2005 release “Here’s to The Morning” debuted on the Billboard Charts Top 200 at #51.
Unwritten Law has consistently triumphed over adversity and found strength within their music. The group has released five albums on five different record labels and has sold over a million units. The group’s success continues to grow and thrive, despite a record business that continues to spiral downward. Meanwhile the group’s out of control antics have continuously kept the group’s name in press headlines.
In late 2007 the group officially signed with Suburban Noize Records for the release of their currently untitled sixth studio album. The group’s upcoming Suburban Noize debut will see release through the label in late 2008.
“This will be our first release on yet another new label for us, but with a label with whom we have had a long standing history with, the mighty Suburban Noize,” says an excited PK. “We are proud and stoked to have come full circle and to join the Suburban Noize family and look forward to an exciting year.”
Mar 14 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke
Mar 16 Park City, UT @Playground
Apr 19 Las Vegas, NV @The Joint w/ Kottonmouth Kings
Apr 25 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre
Apr 26 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 03 Alpine, CA @ Viejas Casino & Turf Club
May 09 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 10 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blueshttp://www.MySpace.com/UnwrittenLaw
A Nervous Wreck opened for The Bulletboys last Thursday night. I have seen this band a few times, in the past. Either my Samuel Adams was distorting my perception, or they were much better than the last time I seen them play live. They had a tight set that included covers of Motley Crue, L.A. Guns, Poison songs and a few of their own original tunes.
The Bulletboys returned to Cincinnati, Ohio’s The Blue Note for the first time in many years. It has been 12 years since I have seen the band perform. Marq Torien is the only original member of the band. I knew this going into the show, so I didn’t expect a whole lot, but I have been a fan of this group for a while, so I came to check out the concert anyway.
The band arrived a little late, as they just drove in from Yonkers, NY, but they were still able to put on a solid show. Marq may be the last original member of the Bulletboys, but he proves to be the most important one. Torien’s voice hasn’t changed one bit since the band’s debut CD from 1989. The band backing him up was very good, and Torien also proved to have some pretty good skills on the six string as well.
The band played a short but tight set that included, Talk To Your Daughter, THC Groove, Rock Candy, For the Love of Money, Hard as a Rock, Hell on My Heels, Kissin’ Kitty, Hang on St. Christopher and the mandatory Smooth Up In Ya.
Torien mentioned during the show, that they will be on the road later this year with…….The Foo Fighters.
I enjoyed this show, and will certainly catch them again this summer when they go back on tour. I got the chance to talk to Marq and the rest of the band, after the show. They seem pretty excited about their new CD coming out this year, and their up and coming tour this summer.
There are a few dates remaining on this short club tour. Don’t miss them when they head your way!
I hope you enjoy the videos below!
Internet radio station, Rock Nation Radio (www.rocknationradio.com) will host an interview with Jason McMaster of Dangerous Toys (www.dangeroustoys.net & www.myspace.com/dangeroustoys3000)
on Friday March 7th during the Almighty Groove radio show.
Nearing it’s 2 year anniversary in August 2008 Rock Nation Radio has gone from strength to strength since it’s infancy and currently hosts around the clock radio programming from classic rock and alternative rock artists to full on face melting metal specialty shows as well as talk shows – Raider Fan Radio & Dirt Talk.
Austin, TX quintet Dangerous Toys recently hit the road for a few select dates to celebrate their 20 yr. anniversary. On their stop in Tulsa, OK the Native from Rock Nation Radio caught up with vocalist Jason McMaster & guitarist Scott Dallhover to discuss the past, present & future of Dangerous Toys as well as Jason’s new band Broken Teeth.
The Almighty Groove is a weekly show that airs Friday nights at 11 pm EST. on Rock Nation Radio. All fans of Dangerous Toys and Broken Teeth are invited to tune in and Rock Out with Dangerous Toys & Rock Nation Radio.
Canadian blind rocker Jeff Healey, who uniquely played his guitar flat on his lap, has died of cancer on the eve of his latest album release, his publicist said in a statement.
Healey, 41, died in a Toronto hospital of a rare cancer, retino blastoma, that he had fought since birth and which claimed his eyesight at the age of one.
“Visually, Jeff was an intriguing player to watch, because he played guitar — by any conventional standard — all wrong, with it flat across his lap,” his publicist Richard Flohil told broadcaster CTV Sunday. “But he was a remarkable, a virtuoso player.”
The Jeff Healey Band’s 1988 Grammy-nominated album “See the Light,” which included the hit “Angle Eyes,” sold more than one million copies in the United States.
He played with blues legends B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and recorded with George Harrison, Mark Knopfler, and the late Jimmy Rogers.
At the time of his death, he was about to release his first rock-blues album in eight years, “Mess of Blues.” The CD will be released in March and April in North America and Europe, respectively.
Last year, Healey had surgery to remove the cancer from his legs, and later from both lungs. He also underwent radiation treatment and chemotherapy.
Check out The Binges video, Motorcycle Song below!
Loudness has released a new video, for their up and coming CD, Metal Mad.
Check it out!!
With just a few short weeks until the release of Black Tide’s debut album Light From Above the band has announced additional tour dates and a special record release show. To celebrate their March 18th release date, Black Tide will play Hollywood’s famous Key Club on March 19th. Black Tide will headline the evening’s festivities with Daughters of Mara and Vaylor getting the shredding started.
03.01.08 Houston, TX Meridian
03.03.08 Orlando, FL House of Blues
03.04.08 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
03.05.08 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
03.06.08 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
03.07.08 Sayerville, NJ Starland Ballrom
03.13.08 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa (SXSW)
03.09.08 Columbus, OH The Basement
3.11.08 St. Louis, MO 2 Cents Plains
3.18.08 Tucson, AZ The Rock
3.19.08 West Hollywood, CA Key Club
3.21.08 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
3.22.08 Seattle, WA El Corazon
3.24.08 Fresno, CA The Exit
3.25.08 Santa Rosa, CA The Last Day Saloon – Santa Rosa
3.26.08 Bakersfield, CA Studio 99
3.30.08 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
3.31.08 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
4.04.08 San Antonio, TX Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
The most famous of the Other Guy’s would have to be, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.
After the death of Bon Scott, Brian Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980. Back in Black is still AC/DC’s most successful album today!
It is hard for me to think of Bruce Dickinson as that other guy, as big as Iron Maiden has become, but The Number of the Beast is the first album to feature ex-Samson front man, Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer of Iron Maiden.
The first couple of albums with Paul Di’Anno were good, but Bruce’s powerful voice elevated Iron Maiden’s sound into the stratosphere. The galloping style of guitar playing by Dave Murray and Adrian Smith was unlike anything other bands were doing at the time.
Not every song on the The Number of the Beast is an instant classic, but the three songs on this album that every hard rock fan should have in their play list are The Number of the Beast, Run To the Hills, and Hallowed Be Thy Name.
For this listener, this album is one that requires a few plays before you can gain a full appreciation for it. The musicianship on this record is amazing, but some of the songs take some time to grow on you. This isn’t my favorite Iron Maiden album, but it is a superb release, and most certainly a must own record for all metal fans.
For Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast is a ground breaking disc, and one of the better albums to come out of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. This is an absolute classic!
Rating:Out of 10
2. Children of the Damned
4. 22 Acacia Avenue
5. Number of the Beast
6. Run to the Hills
8. Total Eclipse
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
Iron Maiden is:
Bruce Dickinson – Lead vocals
Dave Murray – Guitar
Adrian Smith – Guitar
Steve Harris – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Clive Burr – drums, percussion