The Last Vegas, who are currently on tour with Motley Crue, are giving away their new single “I’m Bad” via I-Tunes. Click here to go to I-Tunes to download the free song.
REV THEORY TO PERFORM CONCERT SATURDAY;
IN FANZONE SUNDAY AT AUTO CLUB 500 WEEKEND
GAVIN ROSSDALE TO PERFORM CONCERT
PRIOR TO AUTO CLUB 500
Rev Theory, currently on tour with Theory of a Deadman and Ten Second Epic, will perform Saturday Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Auto Club Speedway FanZone as part of the festivities surrounding the Auto Club 500 Weekend – the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR for 2009.
Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey and Ricky Lixx will rock the stage with their signature hard rock music at a post race concert Saturday (Feb. 21) in the Auto Club Speedway FanZone following the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide series race and again Sunday, prior to the NASCAR Spring Cup series Auto Club 500.
Formed in 1997, the group released their debut album, Truth Is Currency, on EMI subsidiary Element Records in 2005. They are currently signed to Interscope Records and their 2008 release Light it Up is featured on the NASCAR ‘09 video game and was the official theme music for WrestleMania 24.
Interscope Geffen A&M Records and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, have joined forces to premiere the hard rock act Rev Theory’s new music video exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Video Store. This will make Rev Theory’s hit single “Hell Yeah” the first ever video premiere on Xbox
Gavin Rossdale, who is currently enjoying the success of his Top 40 hit single “Love Remains the Same”, will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Auto Club 500, NASCAR’s 2009 West Coast Premier at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 22.
Rossdale will perform four songs at Auto Club Speedway. His four songs will include his hit single “Love Remains the Same” as well as classic hits from his days as the frontman for rock group “Bush”.
Said Rossdale of his first solo album, WANDERlust, “The wanderlust I’m talking about isn’t that desire to travel and see the world. “It’s my overwhelming desire to get out and play music for people. I feel like a racehorse that’s been stuck in the stables a bit too long.”
About Auto Club Speedway: Auto Club Speedway is the premier Speedway in Southern California. Hosting two NASCAR Sprint Cup events as well as NHRA and AMA events, a day at Auto Club Speedway is a full day of excitement and entertainment that includes sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food and fun for the whole family. Enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and quality restaurants.
Tesla has the following tour dates listed on their website. Don’t miss them if they hit your town!
Fri 2/20/2009 Carolina Theatre Greensboro NC
Sat 2/21/2009 House of Blues Myrtle Beach SC
Sun 2/22/2009 House of Blues Orlando FL
Tue 2/24/2009 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC
Wed 2/25/2009 Amos’ Southend Charlotte NC
Fri 2/27/2009 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN
Sat 2/28/2009 Orange Peel Asheville NC
Fri 3/13/2009 Route 66 Casino Albuquerque NM
Man Made Mountains will release their self-titled debut album in the U.S. on March 24th on Reversed Records.
Genre jumping is nothing new and Man Made Mountains shows their imagination with their new album. The band blends heavy riffs, crunchy vocal, dialogue samples all the while layering keyboards and ambient noise that will grasp your imagination as each song enters to cortex of your mind.
Man Made Mountains, like many bands from Canada, have humble rural roots. Hailing from the remote west coast island of Quadra, a community with a population comprised of mostly, loggers, fishermen and draft-dodgers. The four members: Christian Carmen (Vocals/guitar/synth/samples), Lawrence Butler (Drums), Adrien Doering (Guitar) and Brynne Ewart-Armstrong (Bass/vocals), formed in 2004 following the disbanding of a group with fellow Quadrite, Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother, Last Gang Rec) and were drawn to the urban metropolis of Vancouver, B.C. where they spent their first years there trying different formulas and different names.
The self titled album gives its listeners a full spread of MMM’s musical pantheon. Heavy in nature, they dip in and out of the sound that might typically be labeled “heavy metal”, but have much more to offer than just fist-pounding anthems. With thundering distorted pulses morphing into dreamy lulls, Man Made Mountains’ sound is not unlike a mountain range itself.
Rippage – 7:51
Ensnarlment – 5:13
Nothing To Right Home About – 3:07
Vulpine – 3:38
Sleep Drowning (On Your Chinterlude) – 3:33
Tribes Of Mular – 8:18
When I think of Brazil, and hard rock, two bands quickly come to mind, Sepultura, and Angra. “All My Life” is the first CD I have listened to by Viper. A quick check of the band’s history, and I was surprised to find out that “All My Life” is the Viper’s sixth studio CD. This band is also the former stomping ground of ex-Angra singer, André Matos.
The opening track “All My Life” opens up with heavy riffing that would make Iron Maiden proud. Singer Ricardo Bocci shows a lot of talent with his vocals. I expected his vocals to be heavily accented, but he does a masterful job on the lyrics and has good range to boot.
I have seen Viper classified as power metal on some of their previous releases, All My Life, might fall a little closer to progressive metal than power metal. In fact, there are times when this music dabbles in the melodic rock area. Nonetheless, Felipe Machado and Val Santos whip out some tasty six string action on this disc that hard rock and metal fans are sure to love. As an added bonus, former Viper and Angra singer André Matos makes a guest appearance, and handles the vocals on the very cool tune “Love is All”.
The musicianship surprised me on this CD. I was surprised that a band this good, has escaped my attention until now. I will definitely be seeking out some of their previous releases after hearing this one.
You can only purchase “All My Life” as an import disc. You can purchase this CD, at this link. Hopefully, this disc will get some U.S. distribution. Music this good needs to be heard!.
Ricardo Bocci — vocals
Pit Passarell — bass
Felipe Machado — guitar
Val Santos — guitar
Renato Graccia — drums
Additional musicians on All My Life:
André Matos — vocals on “Love Is All”
Yves Passarel — guitar solo on “Violet”
Nikki Sixx posted the following on his blog today:
Hello all, a small update from my head to yours,Via a wireless hub in a hotel room somewhere in the Midwest.
Yesterday was a day I’ll remember forever …
Rick Neilson is a friend, Cheap trick are some of my Heros.Rockford Illinois is home to both.
Yesterday, like always when I’m coming into town, I call Rick or visa versa and if he aint on tour we get a chance to hang out and talk music. Yesterday everything lined up perfectly. Rick wasn’t on tour.,so 10 text messages and 2 e mails later our friendly hero pops into my dressing room. Katherine was painting, I was listening down to some of the new Last Vegas music and retouching some Photos.
Meeting up with friends on the road is rare and it really does break the monotony from city to city. It was cool for Rick to meet Katherine and visa versa Finally. Both so important to me.
OK, back to the banter going back and forth in my lil domus a domus…I told him the Last Vegas guys were Huge fans (( OK, so who isn’t) and he said,hey,what if I jammed with them? My jaw dropped, knowing what it was gonna be like for them….I played him some of there music and he ran home and grabbed his 55 strat.Me and Katherine walked him onstage, he plugged in. What can I say, the guys in The last Vegas were ear to ear smiles, as was everybody.I’ve met so many of my heros,and it doesn’t always turn out so pretty.This is a night to remember for them…..…
OK, back to the dressing room, in comes Mick Mars, and he says, “what ya say we break out jailhouse rock tonight?”Looked at Rick and said,”ya wanna come up?”….The guy in the band jumped at the chance and we put the song in the set….Now its our turn to be blessed by our friend onstage . So we jammed a pretty smoking ,yet unrehearsed version of the Elvis presley’s classic and all in all ,a wonderful time was had by all…,
Next up,tour bus heading to ricks home…Now I haven’t been by his house since 1985 or so, and lets just say, it’s a rather foggy memory but this one is burnt into my memory banks with a branding iron.We ended up, hours and hours looking at his wonderful guitar collection, and what a collection it is…
I played (( well sorta ,haha )) jailhouse rock on Elvis’s acoustic, strummed on John Lennon and Jimi Hendrixs guitars and a few other insane classics that left me speechless….And last but not least,the many stories,of legends long since gone….an amazing night…
The heart of this man, the legacy of his music and his band’s influence touch me still to this day….
Rick, thank you….
WHITESNAKE are once again very happy to announce they have committed to playing at the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL on JUNE 14th with DEF LEPPARD…
The show will coincide with action-packed Anniversary releases of the multi-platinum albums, SLIP OF THE TONGUE, marking its 20th Anniversary, & the SLIDE IT IN album, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.
It is understood there is also a SPECIAL EDITION of their award winning, 2008 album, GOOD TO BE BAD, featuring bonus tracks, being released around the same time.
In preparation for the DOWNLOAD show, WHITESNAKE will also be playing 3 weeks of shows around Scandinavia & Europe, starting in NORWAY on the 21st MAY, & will include headlining several festivals, & playing some low key, smaller venues in towns & villages outside of major cities.
WHITESNAKE singer, DAVID COVERDALE, said that in these uncertain times, when it is economically difficult for some people to get to see rock shows in their major cities, then it is the responsibility of the artist to take their music to the people, & thats what WHITESNAKE intends to do, before undertaking a major North American tour in Summer.
WHITESNAKES JUNE 14th show at the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL will mark the 4th time the band has performed at DONINGTON PARK…1981…1983…1990 & now 2009.