If you are vacationing in Hawaii next week, and you are a Journey fan, you are in luck. Journey has five dates scheduled in Hawaai next week. Check below for tour dates.
March 23, 2009 – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts & Cultural
March 25, 2009 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Arena
March 26, 2009 – Honolulu, Hawaii – Blaisdel Arena —– 9:00 pm
March 28, 2009 – Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Arena
March 29, 2009 – Waukoloa, Kona –
May 23, 2009 – SACRAMENTO , CA – Raleys Field —– 9:00 pm
August 21, 2009 – Louisville, KY – State Fair – Freedom Hall
August 23, 2009 – Des Moines, IA – State Fair – Grandstand
Guns N’ Roses is proud to announce that guitarist n’ songwriter Dj Ashba has joined the band for an upcoming tour. Ashba, who officially replaces current NIN guitarist Robin Finck, is best known as co-founder of hard rock bands Sixx AM and Beautiful Creatures.
“Dj’s a gifted, energetic guitarist that Guns N’ Roses is proud to have on board!!” exclaims Axl Rose. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to work together. Guns’ radar has silently been aware of Dj’s presence for quite some time! He brings a fresh approach to our particular brand of mayhem expanding the tapestry of Guns N’ Roses live. Once Dj’s name was in the hat, the hat disappeared!!” “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to be a part of a band that I have always loved and respected,” said Dj Ashba. “I’m looking forward to working with Axl, who is not only one of the few great front men of our generation, but a true artist.” Dj Ashba co-wrote and co-produced Motley Crue’s latest album “Saints of Los Angeles,” which garnered a 2008 GRAMMY nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance, as well as co-wrote and co-produced the Sixx AM album “Heroin Diaries.” Robin continues to be part of GN’R, by virtue of Guns’ history and his involvement in Chinese Democracy.
Now, one step closer to the abyss, Ashba joins a band who’s all time roster is nearly as long as it’s founder Axl Rose’s rap sheet!
Tonight on Hard Rock Nights we are joined by the amazing Billy Sheehan! Billy is best known for his work with Mr. Big and David Lee Roth and has just released a new album, Holy Cow! featuring guest appearances by Paul Gilbert, Billy Gibbons, and Dug Pinnick. We’ll be spinning plenty of Sheehan solo stuff, and some Mr. Big and David Lee Roth to boot! And of course, your favorite classic bands and new stuff from Joetown and Queensrÿche! Tune in from 9-11 pm EDT at classxradio.com, and check out our new daily blog feature, “Hard Rock History,” at the official HRN blog!
Unfortuantely one of my favorite bands Thunder will be calling it quits later this year. In honor of the guys who have given me and the world so much great music over the years I give you “Dirty Love” from their album “Backstreet Symphony” and appropriately “Fade Into The Sun” from “The Magnificent Seventh!” and from the DVD “Thunder Go Mad In Japan”. Danny, Luke, Harry, Ben and Chris will be sorely missed.
Call Tora Tora hair metal or southern rock or whatever title you think fits them. One thing is for sure, their debut album “Surprise Attack” is one kick ass record. No matter what genre or label you slap on them, chances are you will love them.
I had the luxury of seeing these guys in their prime, shortly after their record hit the stores, and my god did they kick ass. I have always had a soft spot for “Surprise Attack” since I have seen the band play live in support of this record. It was great when it was released, and it still stands up well today.
Anthony Corder’s high range vocals may be an acquired taste for some, but I like his style. His voice is somewhat unique, and the band backing him up flat out rocks. These Memphis hard rockers may not be the most well known act from the late 80’s, but they are definitely worth checking out.
Surprise Attack has been out of print for years, and it is a real shame. You can sometimes find this disc at Amazon.com and Ebay. Grab it if you can find it, and check out how good this tragically under rated band was. For more information on Tora Tora, check them out on myspace at this link, or at facebook here.
Tora Tora is:
Anthony Corder – vocals
Patrick Francis – bass
Keith Douglas – guitar
John Patterson – drums