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