Think of every song you air guitared to in school (but in the privacy of your own bedroom of course), every power ballad that you sang at the top of your lungs, but would never publicly admit that you liked and pile them into a 9-CD, 2 DVD, 152 track box set. Hard and Heavy features the hardest and
heaviest hits (along with a few guilty pleasures) from the best and most over the top rockers from the 70¹s and 80¹s including Poison, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Heart and Kiss. The set also includes four EXCLUSIVE, never-before-seen, acoustic performances by Poison front man Bret Michaels.
Sound good? I think so too! You can submit your name to win a copy at the link below!
EXTREME have released another new track from their forthcoming album, Saudades de Rock and you can only hear it in one place.
The song, “Comfortably Dumb” can only be heard exclusively over at Ultimate-Guitar.com, where you can stream the new song and share your feedback with other fans.
SAUDADES DE ROCK IS IN STORES AUGUST 12TH
EXTREME TAKE US ALIVE SUMMER TOUR DATES
Jul 29 2008 – The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 31 2008 – Bank Of America Pavilion Boston, MA
Aug 1 2008 – Brookhaven Amphitheater Farmingville, NY
Aug 2 2008 – Rams Head Baltimore, MD
Aug 4 2008 – Irving Plaza NY, NY
Aug 5 2008 – Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
Aug 6 2008 – House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 8 2008 – Emerald Theater Detroit, MI
Aug 9 2008 – House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 10 2008 – Union Center Blvd Bash Cincinnati, OH
Aug 12 2008 – Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
Aug 13 2008 – Center Stage Atlanta, GA
Aug 15 2008 – House of Blues Orlando, FL
Aug 16 2008 – Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 18 2008 – House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Aug 19 2008 – Meridian Houston, TX
Aug 20 2008 – House of Blues Dallas, TX
Aug 22 2008 – The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Aug 23 2008 – House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
Aug 25 2008 – Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Aug 26 2008 – House of Blues Los Angeles, CA
Mötley Crüe have announced today that they will perform in a live global concert on Friday, August 1st, 2008, from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The groundbreaking event will be available live on-line, free of charge, compliments of DeepRockDrive.com and Mötley Crüe, to anyone with broadband Internet access.
The August 1st event is DeepRockDrive’s official launch of a series of partnerships with industry-leading venues to bring live performances to global audiences via the Internet. Fans that previously would be unable to attend performances will now have instant digital access to their favorite artists from the convenience of their own homes.
Mötley Crüe hits the stage August 1st at 9:30PM PST. As with any concert, tickets are limited so reserve your seat today! Fans can pick up their free ticket now at http://www.deeprockdrive.com/!
MOTÖRHEAD To Tour North America With THE MISFITS, AIRBOURNE, VALIENT THORR And YEAR LONG DISASTER
MOTÖRHEAD will headline the 2008 Volcom Tour. The five band package will include openers THE MISFITS, AIRBOURNE, VALIENT THORR and YEAR LONG DISASTER. Dates are as follows:
2 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
3 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
4 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
6 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
7 – N. Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo
9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
12 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
16 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
18 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
Motörhead will released their new album, Motörizer, on August 26th in North America, August 29th in Germany and September 1st in the rest of Europe. It was recorded at 606 Studios in Los Angeles, which is owned by Dave Ghrol (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS).
WOW!! Now this is the music that I like to hear. I recently received a copy of a 7 song demo CD from Kiruna, Sweden’s Coldspell. Quite a few of the demos that I receive have a mixed production quality, and songs that are barely listenable. Neither one of these issues are present on this demo from Coldspell.
This demo ought to get the band signed, and signed quickly. (SPV, Frontiers, Chavis are you reading this?!) The music on this disc reminds me of a cross between Lynch Mob, and Whitesnake.
Coldspell states their influences as Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Mr. Big, and Yngwie Malmsteen. They obviously don’t try to hide their influences, and their music is awesome as result. For Micke Larsson to be a virtually unknown guitar player in 2008 is pretty amazing. His fretwork is reminiscent of some of the top guitarists of the 80’s including George Lynch, and John Sykes.
Keyboardist Matti Edlund sounds a whole lot like Deep Purple and Whitesnake’s Jon Lord. Niclas Swedentorp is one of the better undiscovered singers that I have listened to as of late.
Coldspell flat out rocks. This CD is far too good to be a demo. Every hard rock fan needs to keep an eye on this band. They are destined for great things in the near future.
Rating:Out of 10
2. Keep Believin
3. Ravin Mad
4. All I Want
6. Solid Ground
Niclas Swedentorp – Vocals
Micke Larsson – Guitars
Tommi Partanen – Bass
Matti Eklund – Keyboards/Hammond organ
Tobbe “Toby” Broström – Drums
A new three piece band from Sweden is starting to make some noise in the music scene. Check out their video, Noise, Booze and Tattoos.
Bang Tango, L.A. Guns (featuring Tracii Guns) and Faster Pussycat, played live, at Lousiville, KY’s Expo Five.
This is the first time that I have attended a show at this venue, and I must say, it is kind of cool. The building itself must have been used for a hangar or some other type of use, before it was converted into a concert hall/ bar. I don’t know if it had to do with the curved shape of the building, but this is the first concert in a long time, that I have not experienced the two day ear ringing after the show. It has nothing to do with the three bands that played. All of them were quite loud, and very rocking.
Bang Tango took the stage first at about 8:30 or so. The band started off with a cool cover of the T.Rex tune, 20th Century Boy. The rest of the set, in no certain order, had the following songs:
Attack of Life, Dancing on Coals, Someone Like You, Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover), Wrap My WIngs, and a few others that I don’t recall.
It has been over fifteen years since I last saw Bang Tango. Joe Leste’ may be the only remaining original Bang Tango member, but the band still sounds damn good in 2008. Joe’s voice still sounds the same after all of these years. His trademark screechy vocals were damn near perfect last night.
His band is rounded out by Michael Thomas (Beautiful Creatures) and Ryan Seelbach on guitar, Lance Eric on Bass, and Timmy Russell (Beautiful Creatures) on drums. Michael Thomas proved to be a pretty solid axeman. Little did I realize that when Bang Tango was done, we would see him play again. More on that later. As a whole, Bang Tango was a lot better than I remembered them to be. I enjoyed their set, but the best music of the night was yet to come.
Check out the videos from the Bang Tango portion of the show below.
Stop back tomorrow for Part 2 of this concert review, featuring L.A. Guns.