Prior, OK, June 27th, 2008 – BIG COCK, The Hardest Band in the Land, has been invited to perform at the second annual Rocklahoma Festival, Saturday July 12th, 2008 – on the Retrospect Stage at 10:30 AM.
BIG COCK has proclaimed themselves the heir-apparent to the rock & roll throne, reverently treading in the footsteps of classic rock bands such as AC/DC, Van Halen and Guns N’ Roses. Delivering a gospel of fast cars, hard-partying, and the trail of a thousand soiled hotel room sheets; Big Cock is coming to put the ROCK in Rocklahoma.
BIG COCK is vocalist Robert “BMF” Mason (Lynch Mob, Cry of Love), guitarist Dave Henzerling (a.k.a. David Michael-Philips – King Kobra, Keel, Lizzy Borden), John “Drum Pulverizer” Covington (Invasion, Rhino Bucket) and bassist Colby.
BIG COCK is supporting their third release MotherLoad, available at Amazon, iTunes, Best Buy and any music store with balls big enough to put BIG COCK in their bins. With over a million combined video views on YouTube along with endless rave reviews worldwide, BIG COCK predicts Saturday July 12 will go down in history as “BIG COCK-lahoma”.
Check out the band’s video, Built For Speed below!
New York officials say Bon Jovi will play at a free concert in Central Park on July 12. The concert is billed as a prelude to the July 15 Major League Baseball All-Star game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium.
The event will be announced this afternoon during a press conference at New York’s City Hall, including details of ticket distribution.
Bon Jovi wraps its North American tour with a July 14-15 stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
In 2007, Hinder recorded a cover of the Steppenwolf classic, Born To Be Wild. NASCAR uses this song in their promotonial material videos on Sunday’s during racing season.
Hinder is going to release a CD/DVD version of Extreme Behavior in October. This video will be on the DVD . Check it out!
If you would like to check out the original version, here is 1969 Steppenwolf version:
What does a hard rock music junkie, like myself do on vacation? I visit the brand new $400 million dollar Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The same folks that operate the Hard Rock Cafe, built this new theme park on the site of a closed down outlet mall in Myrtle Beach. The park opened in April, and had its Grand Opening in June 2008.
My wife and I enjoy visiting the Hard Rock Cafe when we get the opportunity to travel, so we thought the Hard Rock Park had to be pretty awesome.
In some ways, the Hard Rock Park, is just that, awesome. In other ways, it is quite lackluster.
The Hard Rock Park gets it right when it comes to the music themes. Just like their famous eateries, this park’s 55 acres are filled to the max with the hard rock theme. The British Invasion, and Abbey Road was one of my favorite areas. There are three other themed areas, Rock and Roll Heaven, Born in the USA, and Cool Country.
The park’s brand new Roller Coaster, Led Zeppelin the ride, is a pretty cool steel coaster with 6 inversions. (See Video Below). This is easily the best ride in the park. The rest of the park has a few rides scattered amongst its themed areas. Maximum RPM (not working when we were in the park), Knight of White Satin, the ride (a total snooze fest in 3-D), London Cab Ride (similar to the Scrambler), Slippery When Wet ( a hanging coaster like ride, designed to get you soaked), Just a Swingin’ (swing ride). I may have missed one or two rides, but that is basically it. There is a water area, for those who brought their suits can get soaked. (You will need it on a hot South Carolia summer day.)
If you enjoy live shows at a park, HRP has a few those for you to take in. If shopping is your thing, there are plenty of shops to check out the rock themed merchandise. The restaurants in the park have good food, but it is pricey, even for theme park food. Sadly, their is no Hard Rock Cafe, in the Hard Rock Park, that would have been a nice bonus.
On the day we visited the Hard Rock Park, there were an amazing low amount of visitors, and we could get on any ride within just a few minutes (including the Led Zeppelin roller coaster).
The park does have a large pavillion for live concerts. This gives HRP a load of potential. It is going to take a lot more than KC and the Sunshine band to draw a large crowd.
The Bottomline: Hard Rock Park is a beautiful park, and it is well put together. The admission ($50.00 per person) is far too steep for a park offering such little amusement. There are not enough rides to keep you occupied for a very long period of time. In 3-4 hours and you can do everything this park has to offer. If you are a roller coaster afficianado like myself, you will be greatly disappointed. Unless, you plan to ride, Led Zeppelin the ride, 10 or more times, I doubt you will get your money’s worth at the park. If you have a family of four, you can get a 4 pack of tickets for $40.00 bucks. That offers little solace to those having to pay full price. With about 10 – 12 more rides, this place could be spectacular. As it stands today, the Hard Rock Park doesn’t offer enough thrills or amusement for its entry price.
It never ceases to amaze me how much music from the 80’s and early 90’s have been used in television commercials.
Have you seen the latest AT&T ad, using the Warrant song, Heaven?
Sean Kelly grew up in North Bay Ontario, studying the classical guitar but also digging the sounds emanating from his 12-watt stereo system; Kiss, Van Halen, and Guns N’ Roses.
Warrior Records announced today that Crash Kelly, created from influences of mega-groups Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, KISS and Queen will be releasing their third album, “One More Heart Attack,” on July 29th, but it is a debut CD on Warrior.
The new Crash Kelly band consists of Sean Kelly, on guitar and vocals, Gene Scarpelli (son of Gino Scarpelli, guitarist for Canadian hard rock legends GODDO), Tim Timleck on drums, and long time Crash Kelly co-hort Allister Thompson, who has switched from guitar to bass.
“This is a really great group of classy rock pros, and they are all well-represented on the new album, ‘One More Heart Attack’ coming to stores in America on July 29th,” said vocalist and leader of Crash Kelly.
“What makes us different this time around is the fact that I brought in some different players and also did some outside writing with Moe Berg on a few key tracks,” explained Kelly. “This album is much more focused and I think it’s sonically the best thing Crash Kelly has ever done. It also rocks a little harder.”
Kelly noted the new album has some classic rock input, too. Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rock Star: Supernova) helped produce the new album for the second time. “Gilby has a great ear for arrangement, getting great guitar tones, and solid performances. I think we’re cut from the same cloth, musically speaking,” commented Kelly.
Crash Kelly has just finished up a Canadian tour with Gilby and now have their sights set on an American tour, which Kelly has not done since he toured with Alice Cooper in 2006. Forthcoming dates to be announced.
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) — has lined up the following dates:
Jul. 12 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Jul. 20 – Chicago, IL @ [Private Event]
Jul. 31 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
Aug. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space at The Hard Rock Casino
Aug. 02 – Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
Aug. 16 – Denver, CO @ Hawgfest
Aug. 29 – Houston, TX @ Rock the Bayou Festival
LYNCH MOB‘s U.S. tour with CINDERELLA, WARRANT and LYNAM was recently cancelled after CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer‘s left vocal cord hemorrhaged during rehearsal, thereby making it impossible for him to sing in the immediate future.
According to Gnrdaily.com, Amazon.co.uk is now listing the release date of GUNS N’ ROSES’ Chinese Democracy as August 25th. It is worth noting that they have previously listed its availability as September 2007, February 2008, and December 2008. Because of this, it is hard to put any faith in these dates. Amazon only knows what they are told by the record companies.
Perhaps more promising though, is the fact that Amazon.com finally, for the first time ever, has a page for Chinese Democracy. Again, Amazon only knows what they are told by the record companies, but this one is worth putting stock in! Why? Never before has Amazon.com put up a Chinese Democracy page.
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
HRH Comment: I wouldn’t hold my breath, waiting for this disc to come out. This news at least seems a little positive though.
Miss Crazy has two free downloads available on their myspace page!
Go download a copy of the new song, Left Me Here to Die, and their cover of the Def Leppard tune, Tear it Down!
DISTURBED: TEN THOUSAND FISTS ALBUM COVER ART AND “LAND OF CONFUSION” MUSIC VIDEO
It is no secret that Todd McFarlane has been working closely ith the band Disturbed since he was approached in 2005 to design the cover art for the band’s latest album, Ten Thousand Fists. Designed and drawn by Todd McFarlane and Greg Capullo, the cover artwork features the sinister smile of Disturbed’s character, “The Guy,” surrounded by a massive throng of people with their fists thrust in the air.
David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, said of the album art: “We wanted to bring our old icon, the Disturbed smiley face, whom we call “The Guy,” to life. I came up with a concept that embodied what the record was about, “The Guy” leading an army of people from all walks of life and all colors of skin, with their fists raised in unison, as a symbol of unity, strength and defiance with an azure sky in the background. Being a fan of the Spawn comic book series and the artwork that Todd and his company have done in the past, we could think of no better team to bring this idea to life. We are incredibly pleased with the piece, and think it is the most striking and certainly our favorite of the three covers.”
The success of Todd’s involvement with the cover art of the album later led the band to request that Todd invest his artistic vision in the direction of a music video. Todd accepted the offer, and all four members of Disturbed visited the McFarlane Companies in Tempe, AZ to discuss various ideas for the video. Wanting to reference the album cover art, it was decided that the music video would be animated, starring “The Guy” and featuring many characters seen on the album cover.
Production began in February 2006, and now almost four months later, the video based on the song “Land of Confusion” is on the brink of its public debut. Todd and producer Terry Fitzgerald, has well as the entire animation studio in Korea, have spent countless hours designing the characters, perfecting the backgrounds, and editing the clips together to create a striking video with a powerful message. Disturbed’s “Land of Confusion” is a rerecording of the Genesis song, and like the original video, Disturbed’s own version is highly political. The 3 and a half minute video not only features characters recognizable from the band’s album cover, but also it features characters recognizable from the real world.
If you haven’t seen the original Genesis video, check it out below:
This week at HRH, the cover videos continue……..with a twist! Check out the cover videos, and the original version of the song covered.
Also reviews on, the brand new Hard Rock Park, Motley Crue’s Saints of Los Angeles and a whole lot more.
Stop back each day for the latest music news, and reviews, you can use!
More and more cool rock keeps coming from the land down under.
Sydney, Australia’s Nobody’s Fool has a sound deeply rooted in 80’s style hard rock/ glam metal.
Their self titled record is actually their fourth cd, but the first one that I have been able to listen to. Hair metal fans should rejoice, as you will very likely enjoy what you hear on this disc.
There are quite a few rockers, and some slower tunes to even things out. Milosz Wozniak isn’t the strongest singer I have listened to as of late, but his voice works with this style of music.
There are some solid tunes worth checking out on this record including, Tie Me Up, Scorned, the power ballad Forever, and the hard rocking Temptation.
This CD is a solid slab of 80’s style hair metal. If you like the videos below, definitely seek out a copy of this disc.
Rating:Out of 10
Here is a video of Nobody’s Fool performing the song, Scorned.
Here is a rough cut of the band’s video, Send Me Angel.
Nobody’s Fool video for their power ballad, All I Have.
1. Hold On
2. Let It Ride
3. Here To Rock
5. Tie Me Up
6. Too Many Dollars
7. Send Me An Angel
10. All I Have
Nobody’s Fool is:
Milosz Wozniak Vocals, Guitars
Willy Garni Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Marcus Paino Lead Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Mercer Drums, Vocals
Metallica performs the Diamondhead classic, Am I Evil, Live in Seattle in 1989. Check it out!
Hard-rocking Aussie band Airbourne has been blistering the eardrums of fans
around the world, especially with their new release Runnin’ Wild, including the
hit songs “Too Much Too Young Too Fast” and “Stand Up for Rock N Roll.”
Airbourne is currently on tour throughout Europe, but after the Gods of Metal
Festival in Bologna, Italy, drummer Ryan O’Keeffe will take a break to play Xbox
LIVE® members in Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ on Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
Xbox LIVE Gold members can get chance to play with Ryan O’Keeffe by sending a
friend request to the following Gamertag (* AIRBOURNE Ryan) and be online half
an hour before (5:00 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Tuesday, July
1, 5:30 P.M. ET.
Xbox Live Game With Fame with Ryan O’Keefe from Airbourne
Date: July 1st, 2008
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Game: Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Gamertag: AIRBOURNE Ryan
Linking URL: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/gamewithfame/2008/0623-airbourne.htm
And be sure to check out the Xbox Emerging Artist page, where Airbourne is
If you get a chance to play with Ryan O’Keeffe, send Xbox an e-mail with the
subject: “GWF – Ryan O’Keeffe.” Be sure to include your Gamertag and home town.
Recently Announce First New Album In Thirteen Years
Saudades de Rock available August 12th on Open E Records
This summer, EXTREME will release Saudades de Rock (pronounced “sow-dodge”),
their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first
world tour in over twelve years. Saudades de Rock will be released on August 12th
on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana.
The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band’s 2008 ‘TAKE US ALIVE’ world tour gets
underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored
by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of
the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma
Festival in Pryor, OK. See all current dates below.
The iconic rock foursome – vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt,
bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo – recorded their fifth
studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as
producer and mixer. Saudades de Rock boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious
roar of “Star,” the groove-laden, swagger of “King Of The Ladies”, a raw funk
rock anthem called “Learn To Love”, and the expressive ballad “Ghost.”
“’Saudades’ was always a beautiful word to me,” Bettencourt explains about the
Portuguese album moniker. “It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for
something or someone that’s been missing in your life, and never quite sure if
it will ever return. In this case, for us, it’s Rock and Roll. Saudades de
Gary Cherone adds, “I like how it expresses that longing we’ve been feeling to
play for our fans and be together again.”
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EXTREME ‘TAKE US ALIVE’ WORLD TOUR 2008:
Jul 11 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *
Jul 29 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Jul 31 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 1 – Farmingdale, NY @ Brookhaven Amphitheatre
Aug 2 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
Aug 4 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Aug 5 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Aug 6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Aug 8 – Detroit, MI @ Emerald Theater
Aug 9 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Aug 10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Union Center Blvd Bash
Aug 12 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Aug 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Aug 15 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Aug 16 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Aug 18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Aug 19 – Houston, TX @ Meridien
Aug 20 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Aug 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
Aug 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Aug 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Filmore
Aug 26 – Los Angels, CA @ House of Blues
Sep 13 – Milan, Italy @ Rock of Ages Festival
More dates to be added.
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME has released four albums, plus a greatest
hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. On the strength of multiple
world tours, 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, it overshadowed the
band’s trademark sound: a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their
predecessors Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen and Van Halen—fueled by
BETTENCOURT’s signature guitar flights and CHERONE’s resonant vocals—and matched
with a social consciousness in their lyrics.
OPEN E RECORDS is a new label that is distributed by Fontana. A portion of Open
E Records profits will be donated to Music Drives Us, a foundation created as a
way to support music in New England. The Foundation also gives scholarship money
for individuals who desire to continue their musical education.
Check out Megadeth’s classic cover/video of the Sex Pistols tune, Anarchy in the U.K.
I must admit that I have not heard of the band, Bomb Child until only recently. Their debut, Nothing Lasts Forever was recently recommended to me, so I decided to check them out.
Man oh mercy, am I ever glad I did. Nothing Lasts Forever blasts out of your speakers at cannonball speed, and offers listeners a ferocious feast of killer hard rock.
Bomb Child has a style that reminds me of Buckcherry, but mixed with a more modern overtone that might better resemble A7X. Nonetheless, this disc rocks out and rocks hard. It is chock full of angry tunes about life, love and broken relationships.
Nothing Lasts Forever isn’t a terribly long listening experience. The ten songs on this disc clock in just shy of 34 minutes. There really isn’t a band song in the bunch.
My only disappointment is that I didn’t hear about these guys, when they were out promoting this album. I don’t think Bomb Child is together any longer, and it is a real shame, as they were a very talented three piece.
You can find copies of Bomb Child’s CD, Nothing Lasts Forever on Amazon.com for next to nothing. It is worth the small price of admission. Go get it at this link!
You can also hear a couple of the songs on the band’s myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
1. I Believe
2. Empty Hands
3. Make It Up To You
4. Say Goodbye
5. More I Think About It
6. How My Life Goes
7. Outta My Mind
8. Save You
9. Love The Way You Make Me Feel
10. The Story Of My Life
Bomb Child is:
TAKA – Vocals & Guitar
ARI – Bass
Starbreaker’s self-titled debut album caused a stir in the Hard Rock world, upon its release in spring 2005. Featuring world renowned musicians such as singer Tony Harnell (TNT, Westworld, Morning Wood), guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Allen / Lande, Primal Fear), bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi (Glenn Hughes) and John Macaluso (Malmsteen, TNT, Ark) on drums, the record garnered enormous acclaim and was featured as the cover story on the prestigious “Rock It” magazine in Germany, with fantastic reviews World wide.
Following Harnell’s departure from TNT in 2006, the band recorded in 2007 / 2008 the highly anticipated brand new CD entitled “Love’s Dying Wish”: a true Hard Rock/Metal masterpiece. The album was written and produced by Harnell and Karlsson and was mixed by respected producer Tommy Hansen (TNT, Jorn, Pretty Maids, Helloween).
New bassist Jonni Lightfoot (a touring and recording veteran with extensive credits to his name) has been added to the line up.
“Love’s Dying Wish” is a very special album that progresses from where the Starbreaker debut left off. With a fresh diversity that spans from pounding metal, to deep moody passages wrapped in a dark and beautifully melodic package. “Love’s Dying Wish” is going to blow away both old and new fans.
– Sound samples in mp3 (click on the song title to listen to a 90 sec. mp3 sample):
– My Space page:
Canadian, Danko Jones has been putting new music out since 1998, but it is still largely unknown in the United States.
We Sweat Blood, is Jones’ second full length release (they now have four ). The beauty of Danko Jones music is in its simplicity. This Toronto trio isn’t breaking any new ground with their music, but they can certainly craft some catchy tunes.
Most tunes are focused around a funky bass groove and an upbeat drum rhythm, and Danko Jones unique vocals. Throw in some basic AC/DC, guitar riffs, and you can pretty much figure out the basic sound of this band.
Danko Jones vocal style sounds like a blend of Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz pureed in a blender full of punk rock.
The tunes on We Sweat Blood have a funky groove and the kind of energy that would translate well when the band performs the songs live. Some of my favorite cuts are Forget My Name, Hot Damn Woman and I Want You.
If you are looking for some new upbeat tunes to get your summer rocking, give We Sweat Blood a look. You can get copies of this disc for very little money, off of Amazon.com.
For more information on this band, check out their website, DankoJones.com
Rating:Out of 10
1. Forget My Name
3. Dance On The Ruins
4. I Love Living in the City
5. I Want You
6. Sound Of Love
7. Heatbreak’s A Blessing
8. Wait a Minute
10. Home To Hell
11. Hot Damn Woman
12. The Cross
13. Love Travel
14. We Sweat Blood
Danko Jones is:
Danko Jones – Vocals/Guitar
John Calabrese – Bass
Dan Cornelius – Drums
The Swedish metal band, Steel Attack has a brand new video, The Evil In Me. This is song is on the brand new Steel Attack CD, Carpe DiEnd.
Let us know what you think. If you say Sink it, HRH will pass on reviewing this disc. If you love it, say SWIM, and we will feature it on our up and coming Sink or Swim Winners Week.
According to Amazon.com, Alice Cooper’s new CD, Along Came A Spider will be released on July 29th. No song previews are available yet through Amazon. You can hear the song, Vengeance is Mine through the Alice Cooper myspace page.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Catch Me
3. I Am The Spider
4. I Know Where You Live
5. (In Touch With) Your Feminine Side
6. Killed By Love
8. The One That Got Away
9. Vengeance Is Mine
10. Wake The Dead
11. Wrapped In Silk
According to Sony/BMG, AC/DC’s as-yet-untitled forthcoming album will be released in August.
As previously reported, AC/DC will sell its new album only through Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the United States. It is still unclear if the same distribution deal has been negotiated in Canada.
According to Wikipedia, singer Brian Johnson revealed that for the first time since the 1988 album Blow Up Your Video, he would be handling lyrics. He also said that Angus Young has written harder riffs than those on their last album, Stiff Upper Lip (2000).
The band recently finished the album in Vancouver, BC with producer Brendan O’Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN) and engineer Mike Fraser (METALLICA, AEROSMITH, VAN HALEN).
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
“Iron Maiden are 10% cooler than every other band!” Lars Ulrich, Metallica.
Kerrang! team up with Metallica, Machine Head, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold and more for an a world exclusive, all star Iron Maiden tribute album!
15 of Kerrang!’s favourite bands have come together to pay tribute to the planet’s greatest metal band – Iron Maiden!
Following on from our 2006 Kerrang! Remastered CD in honour of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, this latest collection – Maiden Heaven – features bands covering tracks from Iron Maiden’s legendary career, and will be given away free in Kerrang! issue 1219 on sale July 16.
The CD includes world exclusive performances from Metallica, Machine Head, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed And Cambria, Gallows and more!
Chatting exclusively to Kerrang!, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich tells the readers how much respect the Bay Area thrashers have for the Brit metal legends.
“Iron Maiden are 10% cooler than every other band,” says Ulrich. “From their relationship with their fans, to their album covers to their stages, to their live presentation, to their photos – whatever they did was always cooler than what everyone else did! I have always had an incredible amount of respect and admiration for them and obviously getting a chance to be part of this CD feels that that has come a full circle. We played Remember Tomorrow as it was basically the blueprint for songs like Fade To Black and Welcome Home (Sanitarium), and some of the more epic ballady type of songs that Metallica had done later. We had so much fun with this!”
Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn is equally excited to be a part of this project.
“When I was a kid Iron Maiden were a very big deal to me and the influence they had on Machine Head has been huge,” he reveals. “We decided to cover Hallowed Be Thy Name for this CD because it’s just such a great song, in fact it’s a classic. I just love the way the vocal line goes up and down, so dramatic. If someone who’d never heard them wanted to know what Iron Maiden sounded like I’d point them in the direction of Hallowed Be Thy Name.”
Metal heroes Trivium are happy to admit their own brand of heavy tunes could never have existed without Maiden’s worldwide influence.
“Iron Maiden helped create what we know as heavy metal,” states frontman Matt Heafy. “Their influence can be heard on classic and contemporary bands alike; their fan base spans across the youngest and newest of heavy music recruits all the way to the diehard, life-long metal elite. We chose to play the track Iron Maiden, as the song that screamed out our love for them musically, and we knew it would be a really fun song to jam out in the studio. It was an honour to be able to play one of Iron Maiden’s tracks and have the opportunity to contribute to this amazing CD. We hope everyone has as much fun listening to it as we did making it!”
Meanwhile, Avenged Sevenfold – who have been picked to support Maiden at their upcoming Twickenham Stadium show on July 5 – say they are “honoured” to be part of this Kerrang! tribute. “Maiden are by far the best live band in the world and their music is timeless,” says vocalist M Shadows. “This also gives us a chance to expose this great song to some of our younger fans who maybe aren’t as familiar with Iron Maiden.”
UK hardcore punk rockers Gallows chose to contribute a version of Wrathchild to the collection.
“We’re actually all huge Maiden fans and while learning Wrathchild we discovered a new found respect for the band as musicians,” says guitarist Laurent Barnard. “Some of their riffs are pretty fast and Steve Harris has definitely earned his place as a bass legend! We’re so happy we were asked to be included!”
This Kerrang! Maiden Heaven CD’s arrival coincides with the band’s European leg of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour – and follows on from the release of their own collection Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 80-89.
“Maiden much appreciate and are very flattered by all the time spent on this by a lot of great bands,” says Iron Maiden’s manager Rod Smallwood, “and would like to thank them, and also Kerrang!, for the honour. Thanks everyone!”
Pick up your copy of Kerrang! issue 1219 on sale July 16 for your own copy of Maiden Heaven.
MAIDEN HEAVEN tracklisting
Black Tide – Prowler
Metallica – Remember Tomorrow
Avenged Sevenfold – Flash Of The Blade
Glamour Of The Kill – 2 Minutes To Midnight
Coheed and Cambria – The Trooper
DevilDriver – Wasted Years
Sign – Run To The Hills
Dream Theater – To Tame A Land
Madina Lake – Caught Somewhere In Time
Gallows – Wrathchild
Fightstar – Fear Of The Dark
Machine Head – Hallowed Be Thy Name
Trivium – Iron Maiden
Year Long Disaster – Running Free
Ghostlines – Brave New World
CHAVIS RECORDS is thrilled to announce that DC4 has been added to the Tri-Label Stage (South) at ROCKLAHOMA 2008. DC4 will be performing on Sunday July 13th, 2008. DC4 recently signed with CHAVIS RECORDS for the official issue of Explode the latest effort from the band featuring Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, Odin), Shawn Duncan (Odin), Matt Duncan, and Rowan Robertson (Dio).
CHAVIS RECORDS is proud to be a sponsor of this years ROCKLAHOMA event and a partner in the Tri-Label Group Stage (South).
Over 100 bands will be performing on three giant stages over the five days. ROCKLAHOMA’s 2008 lineup on the Main Stage is currently as follows:
Wednesday July 9th: RATT, JACKYL, ALL STAR FANTASY CAMP, FIREHOUSE, ROCK AND ROLL FANTASY CAMP JAM
Thursday, July 10th: (Pre Party for those who have bought three day tickets) BRET MICHAELS, SEBASTIAN BACH, DOKKEN, L.A. GUNS featuring Tracii Guns, ENUFF Z’ NUFF, VAIN, HOUSE OF LORDS and JETBOY.
Friday, July 11th: TRIUMPH, EXTREME, NIGHT RANGER, LIVING COLOUR, KINGDOM COME, ARMORED SAINT, XYZ.
Saturday, July 12th: WARRANT, LITA FORD, KIX, LYNCH MOB, TRIXTER, BLACK N BLUE, TORA TORA, EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE, BIG COCK
Sunday, July 13th: QUEENSRŸCHE, TESLA, ACE FREHLEY, ZEBRA, UFO, AXE, STEELHEART,PRETTY BOY FLOYD
Two side stages adjacent to the main stage feature over twenty-eight regional artists on each stage.
The Tri-Label Group stage has: ASPHALT VALENTINE, AZRAEL’S BANE, BANGALORE CHOIR, BONESHAKER, BULLETBOYS, COCKPIT, DANGEROUS INC., DC4, DEATHRIDERS (NEIL TURBIN), DIMENSION, DIRTY PENNY, DRIVE A, EROCKTICA, EXIT 27, FIDGET, GODS OF KANSAS, HOLLYWOOD HARLOTS, GYPSY PISTOLEROS, KARNEVIL (DARIO LORINA), KRUCIBLE (featuring Lance King), LIPSTICK MAGAZINE, MINDFLOW, ODIN, ORDER OF NINE, POWND, SACRED DAWN, SEX DEPT., SHADOWSIDE, SWEET F.A., THE JAKALS, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, WARMACHINE.
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.
Thanks to Classic Rock Magazine, I discovered a new band from the land down under, Koritni. Sonically, Koritni has a sound similar to AC/DC, but lead vocalist Lex Koritni has a great voice that differs from the other AC/DC like bands. He has a cool raspiness, and almost a twinge of southern rock ala Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant and quite similar to Cormac Neeson from The Answer. Give it a listen and you may hear something different, but nonetheless, I like his voice, and the sound of this band.
Red Light Joint is a pretty damn good rocker to start this disc off with. This is a great foot stomping rocker with a cool Angus Young like guitar riff.
Under the Overpass is the song that I first heard from this band. This was on the February CD sampler in Classic Rock Magazine. This too is a very good upbeat rocker.
Heaven Again is an excellent mid tempo rocker that reminds me a little of Buckcherry in sound.
Highway Dream and Never Say Goodbye are both fun little rockers. My only complaint on these songs is they are a little short, clocking in less than 3 and half minutes. Both songs are extremely catchy though and a good listen.
Sick Again is a funky rocker with another killer guitar riff by lead guitarist Eddy Santacreu. This is a well written song that has a nice groove to it. It is one of my favorites on this disc.
Not Your Man is the first track that I thought was average at best. Even at that, I found it listenable, it just isn’t one of my favorites. I See the Light is a track that I could easily hear on the radio. It has a cool guitar groove to it, and is very upbeat.
If it wasn’t for the guitar work on Starving Fast, I probably wouldn’t care for this track very much. Just like Not Your Man, I thought this one was average at best.
Lady Luck could easily be a moderate hit on U.S. rock radio if given a chance. This is a pretty solid track.
Got To Get You Into My Life is an extremely cool cover of the Beatles song. This version is a bit more rocking than the Beatles version, but still stays fairly true to the original song. Great!
Ain’t No Love Song is a low to mid tempo heavy bass laden rocker. It is a solid track, but not one of the better songs on Lady Luck.
If you have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in your pocket, you can download this now from ITunes, or you can pick this up from some of the great CD retailers that I have listed at the Hard Rock Hideout. This CD is a must have for straight forward hard rock fans, and especially those that like bands like AC/DC, Rhino Bucket, Salty Dog and possibly some Buckcherry. Lady Luck is one of my early favorites in 2007. Check it out!!
Rating: Out of 10
- Red Light Joint
- Under the Overpass
- Heaven Again
- Highway Dream
- Never Say Goodbye
- Sick Again
- Not Your Man
- I See the Light
- Starving Fast
- Lady Luck
- Got To Get You Into My Life
- Ain’t No Love Song
Vocals: Lex Koritni
Guitars: Eddy Santacreu
Guitars: Luke Cuerden
Drums: Chris Brown
Bass: D. Matt Hunter
In 2006, Def Leppard, covered the Badfinger classic tune, No Matter What, on their cover CD, Yeah.
Check out the video below!
VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan’s LOADED have made their 2001 Dark Days album available for free download at this location.
As previously reported, Loaded have lined up the following European dates in September:
6 – Vittoria, Spain at Azkena Festival
13 – Milan, Italy at Rock Of Ages – A September To Remember Festival
14 – Bristol, England at Academy
15 – Liverpool, England at Academy 2
16 – Sheffield, England at Academy 2
18 – London, England at Islington Academy
19 – Wolverhampton, England at Wulfrun Hall
20 – Nottingham, England at Rock City
21 – Newcastle, England at Sage Club
22 – Glasgow, Scotland at Garage
23 – Inverness, Scotland at Ironworks
25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland at Limelight
26 – Dublin, Ireland at Academy
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
Support on the UK dates from LOYALTIES.
Florida Hard-Rockers, Soulidium have just announced that Alter Bridge and Nonpoint will be joining their tour with Sevendust for a run of dates starting 7/29 in Providence, RI. Supporting their debut album, Children of Chaos, Soulidium have already garnered raves from the Horror community for their video for “The Light” which was also included on the Saw IV soundtrack.
The video can be seen here!
Jun 24 Sevendust, Soulidium, & Neverset @ Cains Ballroom – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jun 26 Soulidium, All Kills Aside & TBA @ Ouland Ballroom – Springfield, Missouri
Jul 29 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Lupos – Providence, Rhode Island
Jul 30 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Webster Theater – Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 31 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ Rams Head – Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 1 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ T.L.A. – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 2 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 4 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ The Swamp – Walton Beach, Florida
Aug 5 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ House of Blues – Orlando, Florida
Aug 6 Sevendust, Alter Bridge & Soulidium @ Tabernacle – Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 8 Sevendust, Nonpoint & Soulidium @ House of Blues – New Orleans, Louisiana
In 1983, Motley Crue performed their cover of the Beatles tune, Helter Skelter, live in front of an estimated crowd of 375,000 people at the US Festival in San Bernadino, CA.
There are two reasons to stay up late, or set your TIVO’s tonight!
Motley Crue will be on the David Letterman show tonight at 11:35 P.M. on CBS.
Billy Idol will be the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live at 12:05 A.M. on ABC