Fans of Pop Evil joined forces across the country at the premier of the highly anticipated film Dark Knight to spread the word about the band’s debut album Lipstick On The Mirror that hits stores August 12th. Street team leaders across the country hit sold out cinemas with their Flip Cameras (these are the coolest things since the iPod – seriously) where they took video footage of their teams talking to people about the release and the special in-store promotion Pop Evil will be attending at the FYE store in Grandville, Michigan at 8pm on August 11th. You can see the footage shot from 12 cities across the country and also find the shows closest to your location from the information below:
Pop Evil Tour Dates w/Puddle Of Mudd:
8/7/08 The Ritz Detroit,MI
8/8/08 The Intersection w/ WGRD Grand Rapids, MI
8/9/08 The Whiskey Lounge Grand Rapids, MI
8/11/08 FYE retail in-store Pre release Grand Rapids, MI
8/14/08 Kentucky State Fair w/ POD Louisville, KY
8/16/08 Twin River Casino Lincoln, RI
8/17/08 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH
8/19/08 Fat Boys Watertown, NY
8/20/08 Penns Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
8/21/08 Rams Head Live Baltimore. MD
8/22/08 House of Blues Atlantic City, NJ
8/23/08 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
8/26/08 Northern Lights Albany, NY
8/27/08 Magic City Music Hall Johnson, NY
8/28/08 West Shore Hardware Bar Harrisburg, PA
8/29/08 Planet Rock Battle Creek, MI
8/30/08 Taste Of Madison Madison, WI
9/04/08 Ecks Saloon Lakewood, CO
9/06/08 X-Fest WAMX Radio Huntington, WV
9/11/08 Allegan County Fair Allegan, MI
9/16/08 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
9/17/08 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the European release of the brand new HONEYMOON SUITE album entitled “Clifton Hill” on October 10th 2008.
Formed in 1982 by Derry Grehan (guitar) and Johnnie Dee (vocals and guitar), HONEYMOON SUITE have achieved well over a million album sales worldwide earning them multiple gold and platinum awards, thus becoming one of the most successful Canadian acts on the international markets. Albums such as the self-titled debut, “The Big Prize”, “Racing After Midnight” and “Monsters Under the Bed” are considered by press and fans like real classics of the Melodic Rock genre.
During the last 20 years the band had been touring with the likes of Heart, Journey, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Saga, Status Quo, Aerosmith, Jethro Tull, Night Ranger and other successful classic Rock and Hard Rock bands.
Honeymoon Suite’s original line-up reformed in 2007 and after a very successful year of touring, is now on the road again for the summer of 2008. The band will continue their non-stop touring schedule with summer shows alongside Loverboy, April Wine, Kim Mitchell and other classic rock acts.
In the meanwhile Derry and Johnnie started working on a new album together with the collaboration of original debut album producer Tom Treumuth and deciding to call it “Clifton Hill,” after the Niagara Falls, ON location where the band was formed 25 years ago. Derry Grehan explains “Clifton Hill is a famous landmark right dead centre of all the tourist activity in Niagara Falls. The picture on the album cover was taken there back around the mid-eighties when it was still a kind of cheesy tourist trap, and we wanted to show that side of it. We of course see the whole thing differently than the millions of tourists who visit there every year. The picture is also cool because we shot our “Burning in Love” video there in the early 80’s, and that’s just what it looked like then”.
On the music included on the new album, Derry has to say that “Every time Johnnie and I sit down to write a record, the sound does progress because we have lived a lot more of life than when we were all kids. We never say “the new songs are going to sound like this or that”, but this whole new album has really been somewhat of a return musically to the sound that we had in the 80’s. It’s produced by Tom Treumuth who did our first record, so it seems we’ve all come full circle, hence the title “Clifton Hill”.
The result is a incredibly mature and inspired album with all the trademarks of the classic Honeymoon Suite sound, chock full or great rock songs and fascinating mid tempos and ballads.
Final tracklisting of “Clifton Hill” includes:
An amazing return of a truly great band, don’t miss it !
Quite honestly, after listening to the Judas Priest debacle called Nostradamus, I was not looking forward to hearing another concept album in 2008. Nonetheless, Alice Cooper has unleashed his latest batch of hard rock horror in the form of a concept album. The difference between this and Nostradamus is quite simple, this album has good songs, and a whole bunch of them to boot.
The songs on Along Came A Spider follow the story of the serial killer named Spider. I wont give up all of the secrets of the story of Spider, but this is pretty good song material. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed an Alice Cooper CD this much.
The sounds on Along Came A Spider is a pretty good balance of 70’s era Alice Cooper mixed with 80’s and 90’s style rock. Kerri Kelli and Jason Hook handle the guitar work, and they do an excellent job. The production quality on this disc is fantastic. Alice also enlists the help of a couple of friends on this disc. Slash cuts loose playing guitar on the track “Vengeance is Mine“. Ozzy Osbourne helped Alice write the tune “Wake The Dead“. Ozzy handles the harmonica solo on this song. There is no mention of Ozzy singing on this album, but If you listen closely enough, you can hear what appears to be his background vocals on this tune.
I must admit that some of Alice Cooper’s releases have always been a bit hit or miss with me. I had low expectations for Along Came A Spider. With that being said, this disc is one of the nice surprises of 2008. This is one of my favorite discs so far this year. I had a lot of fun listening to this, and I think you will too.
Rating:Out of 10
1. Prologue / I Know Where You Live
2. Vengeance Is Mine (Featuring Slash)
3. Wake The Dead
4. Catch Me If You Can
5. (In Touch With) Your Feminine Side
6. Wrapped In Silk
7. Killed By Love
8. I’m Hungry
9. The One That Got Away
11. I Am The Spider / Epilogue
Alice Cooper band is:
Alice Cooper – Vocals
Keri Kelli – Guitar
Jason Hook – Guitar
Chuck Garric – Bass
Eric Singer – Drums