The Backyard Babies have released a new single called, “Fuck Off and Die”. You can check it out at the bands’ myspace page.
Singer Liz Lascivious has posted the following on Leaded Fuel’s blog today:
Good evening folks! It’s been a while now since I posted something here or even went online with this profile. But now I finally have internet connection in my new flat so here I am, back in business! As you probably know, there’s been lots of stuff going on the past months with the recording and release of “Inhale and get pale”, two tours abroad and god knows how much planning and hard work to get everything together! Our lovely manager Kate has been taking care of this profile a lot while I’ve been busy and we all owe her a big thanks for that!
So now when we have some kind of summer vacation we took that oppurtunity to plan for our glorious future. Andy Jones has been our bass player since day one and stayed with us through all gigs, recordings and tours. Evolving into a pretty good bass player over time. Still, we couldn’t help to feel more and more that he wasn’t the right guy for our future missions. We felt that we needed a guy of different character with a different style of playing. So I decided to take a chance and ask the best bass player I know in Stockholm – only the best is good enough for us – Rick-y, the bass player of Jailbait and formerly Sharp. Fortunately he liked the idea and was very positive from the start. We have done two rehearsals together now and feel that there’s really no need for more time to think. This guy suits us perfectly and we can hardly wait to go out on the road with him! To make a famous movie quote “This seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship”
I also might add that there wasn’t any hard feelings from Andy, he accepted the decision and said that he had plans of quitting anyhow, working with his own musical project. I guess we all had that feeling, wich made the decision easier.
So here he is, the new pulse of Leaded Fuel: Rick-y!
Add and greet him at: www. myspace. com/rickwhy
Over and out. Your up-ripper,
PS. The current tour plans include Sweden and Norway in August/September, Southern Germany, Switzerland, Italy and maybe Austria in November. Hopefully Spain and the UK in the winter and perhaps even USA next summer. No dates set yet though, except for Oslo 6th September.
Syrym is excited to announce the additions of drummer Jamey Pacheco (Babylon A.D., American Blues Box) and bassist Rich Talley (Rumors, The Megan Slankard Band). The first song showcasing this powerhouse rhythm section, “Foul Mouth Blues,” can be heard at Myspace.com/Syrym.
The fiery debut album from Syrym—featuring Ron Freschi, Jeffrey
Winslow, Jamey Pacheco, and Rich Talley—will be released in August.
As a founding member of Babylon A.D., drummer Jamey Pacheco has
delivered crushing grooves worldwide. His signature percussive sound
can be heard on numerous hard rock hits, including MTV and radio
singles such as “Bang Go The Bells” from Babylon A.D.’s self-titled
debut album, which went Gold.
Rich Talley currently plays guitar for San Francisco Bay Area band
Rumors, and is the former bassist for the Megan Slankard Band. Playing
lead guitar and bass for over 30 years, Talley has shared the stage
with such artists as Tesla and Eric Martin.
The pre-release version of Syrym’s first single, “Warpath,” is currently
available for download on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Nikki Sixx’s side project, Sixx A.M. released their album, The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack in 2007.
Check out the video and single from this disc, Pray For Me!
Hole in the Sun is the first new album from Night Ranger in nine years. On Hole in the Sun, the band has returned to their hard rocking roots.
The lineup of Night Ranger has changed since this album was released. Michael Lardie has returned to Great White, and was replaced by Christian Matthew Cullen. Jeff Watson was replaced with Joel Hoekstra.
I must admit that I had low expectations for this disc. I like Night Ranger, but the last couple of releases were just on the o.k. side for me. Hole In the Sun is easily the best record they have done in a long time.
Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy trade off on the lead vocals on this disc. Both singers do a pretty fine job, especially Jack Blades who sings backup to Keagy’s tracks.
Before this disc was released, Jeff Watson was fire by Night Ranger. I do not know the reasons why, other than some squabling over the direction of this album. Judging from the sounds on Hole In the Sun, it couldn’t have been due to his playing ability. The guitar work of Watson and Gillis is superb on this disc.
Some of the songs on Hole in the Sun are of the hard rock variety, and some fall more into the melodic rock/aor vein. The mix of songs on Hole In the Sun is pretty good, which gives the album a very balanced feel to it. Their really isn’t a bad song on this disc.
The first three tracks are amongst the heavier cuts on the album. You’re Gonna Hear From Me is one seriously rocking tune, and quite possibly one of Night Ranger’s best songs ever.
My favorite cuts are Tell Your Vision, You’re Gonna Hear From Me, What Happened, and Wrap It Up.
Europe has had their hands on this disc since 2007 (although it has a different cover). I am not sure why it took so long for Night Ranger to secure a U.S. deal, but I am glad they did. If you have ever considered yourself a Night Ranger fan, you need to check out Hole in the Sun. This may not be their best record, but it is a very solid effort, and worth checking out.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Tell Your Vision
2. Drama Queen
3. You’re Gonna Hear From Me
4. Whatever Happened
5. There Is Life
7. Hole In The Sun
8. Fool In Me
9. White Knuckle Ride
10. Revelation 4AM
11. Wrap It Up
13. Don’t Tell Me You Love Me [Acoustic Version]
14. Sister Christian [Acoustic Version]
Night Ranger is:
Jack Blades – Bass and LeadVocals
Brad Gillis – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Jeff Watson – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Kelly Keagy – Drums and Lead Vocals
Michael Lardie – Keyboards and Backing Vocals
If you want to check out some new rock that will not break the bank, Best Buy and Amazon.com has a great deal for you this week.
Island Records recording artist, Jet Black Stare is releasing their debut album, In This Life for a mere $5.99. That is a hell of a deal for a new CD.
In This LIfe is out in stores today!
Island Records’ newest band Jet Black Stare blasts their way onto Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock radio with their first single “Ready To Roll,” in advance of their debut album, IN THIS LIFE, in stores July 15th.
Underscoring the pre-release excitement already being generated by Jet Black Stare’s “Ready To Roll,” the song and another JBS track, “It’s Over,” were tapped for the 15-song soundtrack of EA Sports’ sales phenom NASCAR 09 video game, set for June 11th release in PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 formats. In addition, “Ready To Roll” has been chosen as the official theme for this year’s 21st annual WWE Summerslam pay-per-view event – always one of the wrestling year’s biggest ppv draws – originating in 2008 from Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 17th.
In the midst of all this activity, Jet Black Stare will wrap up a cross-country tour of their native Canada next week with State Of Shock and Econoline Crush. After a one-week break, it’s back on the road in Texas, for shows with Saving Abel (five cities); then with Shinedown and EndeverAfter (three cities). Please see all tour dates below.
Jet Black Stare – singer/songwriter Rod Black, guitarists Flip and Dave Muselman, bassist Shane Hayes, and drummer Dan Swinimer – were formed last year when Vancouver rock band veteran Black hooked up with songwriter/producer Jeff Johnson and the songs just started flying, more than enough to fill up IN THIS LIFE.
One of them, “I’m Breathing,” is rooted in Black’s skirmish with death after a near-fatal car crash at age 19 as a “flat-line patient,” actually pronounced dead. “But,” he says, “the next day I woke up! The doctors and nurses were astonished. Four hours later I walked out of the hospital and went to work.” What he realized after that was essentially his purpose in life, “to do music, and to reach as many people as I can, and hopefully, bring a positive message.”
You can hear the band’s first single, Ready to Roll, at this link.
According to a posting on the unofficial AC/DC web site AC/DC Electric Shock, AC/DC’s new album, whch will most likely be called “Black Ice”, will be released by Columbia Records on October 28 in North America and October 27 in the rest of the world. The first single, “Runaway Train”, which was also a contender for the album’s title, will be released in late August. Details for a world tour starting in late 2008 should be announced in the coming days.
AC/DC’s new album will follow 2000’s “Stiff Upper Lip”. It was recorded at a Canadian studio with PEARL JAM and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN producer Brendan O’Brien.
Sony BMG, Columbia’s parent company, recently revealed that the disc will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart stores, which has caused controversy with critics and fans.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth