Skid Row is coming to the new Riverstar Sports & Entertainment Complex in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 17th. Opening acts are ROK Hollywood, and The Dead Jacks. The tickets for this show have been reduced to $15.00 each or two for $25.00. You can purchase tickets direct from the club (NO TICKETMASTER FEES) by calling (513)624-0020. For more information, please visit the Riverstar website at this link.
TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has posted the following message at the band’s website:
“A couple of years ago, while playing to 80,000 fans in Quebec after not playing there since 1984, it struck me just how important our album Stay Hungry had become. It broke sales records in 8 countries and the videos made us international stars. Canada especially had gone crazy for the album and bought it at a much greater proportional rate against US sales then any album in recent memory.
We had just released our re-recorded version of it called Still Hungry. While talking to our fans in Canada, it struck me how many still preferred the original Stay Hungry. Maybe, as band members, we were just too close to the whole thing. Maybe we just weren’t seeing it and, more importantly, hearing it through the eyes of the fans who had spent the last 23 years with their ears tuned in to the sound of the original record. I knew that in two years a milestone was approaching. In May of 2009 The 25th anniversary of Stay Hungry would arrive. I started to think of a way to recognize and celebrate the music and the times which had become so important to the lives of not only our millions of fans around the world, but also to acknowledge the importance and relevance of all of the music created by the hard rock bands of that period. What became obvious to me was that just re-mastering the original record was not a reason to re-release it. The only way this could be ‘special’ was to locate any material that was recorded by us at the time and never released so as to make a truly great 2 disc package.
Much to the band’s surprise, Atlantic/Rhino discovered a series of cassettes that comprised almost a whole extra albums worth of material. This original music was part of the ‘demo’ process used in making Stay Hungry. These tapes were recorded in December 1983 at Nino’s studios in Baldwin, LI along with all the songs that wound up on the finished album. I completely forgot that these tapes ever existed. The band barely remembered these songs ever being recorded. Most of the songs, upon fresh listening are shockingly good. Remember, these are demo’s which means that they are unfinished versions of songs. Maybe some day we will actually fully finish and record some of them if you, the fans, yell loudly enough. Don’t ask me why some didn’t make the record, the politics of that question are too deep to get into. Suffice it to say, we are proud of this material and, to make the re-release really special, we also recorded our first new song in 10 years – a song called ’30’.
A remastered Stay Hungry
– ten never heard before songs originally demo’d for Stay Hungry
– five early demos of songs from stay hungry
– one brand new song
– one rare radio spot using ‘SMF’ as the music bed
That is a reason to celebrate an important milestone.
The release date is Tuesday, June 23rd.
We hope you love this package as much as we do.”
Stay Hungry bonus tracks:
‘Death From Above’
‘Were Not Gonna Take It’
‘ This One’s For You’
‘Were Coming On’
‘Call My Name’
‘Burn In Hell’
‘Pay The Price’
‘What’s Love Without You’
‘Our Voice Will Be Heard’
‘You’ve Got To Fight’
Saliva Frontman Josey Scott recovering from Emergency Ulcer Surgery
The lead singer of the rock band Saliva, Josey Scott was forced to undergo emergency surgery on Monday morning to repair a hemorrhaged arterial bleeding ulcer at Jackson Madison General Hospital. He will remain hospitalized for several days as he begins his recovery.
As a result of this sudden health matter, Saliva will have to cancel two weeks of scheduled touring as a Co-Headliner of the Snocore tour with Static X. Other acts on the bill include Burn Halo and The Flood.
The affected tour dates are:
April 1 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
April 2 El Paso, TX Club 101
April 3 Abilene, TX Midnite Rodeo 3
April 4 San Antonio, TX Hemisfair Plaza Park
April 5 Beaumont, TX Scout Bar – Beaumont
April 7 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
April 8 Houston, TX Scout Bar – Houston
April 10 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
April 12 Daytona Beach, FL The Coliseum
April 13 Augusta, GA The Country Club – GA
April 14 Jacksonville, FL Bourbon Street Station
April 15 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
Saliva plans to resume the Snocore tour on Friday, April 17 in Sayreville, NJ at the Starland Ballroom. The band is touring in support of Cinco Diablo, their fifth studio album on Island Def Jam Recordings. The band has sold over two million records which include the hits “Click Click Boom”, “Ladies and Gentlemen”, “Your Disease” and “Always”.
Fans and well wishers can communicate their message via the band’s myspace site. http://www.myspace.com/saliva.
After gathering for a one-off reunion last August, the surviving members of the original Bad Company — vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke — will play a 10-show tour this summer.
The mostly East Coast dates, which kick off June 17 at the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., will herald the release of Bad Company’s “Hard Rock Live” DVD, which was recorded at the same venue in 2008. The DVD will be sold at this summer’s concert, then released to retail on Aug. 8.
Lynn Sorenson, the bassist from Rodgers’ solo band, will step in for the late Boz Burrell, who passed away in 2006. The Doobie Brothers will be opening some of the shows.
Announcing the tour, Kirke said that “we had such a ball playing together again (in 2008) that we have decided to do some selective shows this summer.” Rodgers explained that the shows “are to thank the fans for keeping the music alive” and that the Doobie Brothers were invited to open “because I’ve always loved their music and them as people.”
Ralphs, who will also be playing reunion dates with his previous band, Mott the Hoople, in October, said that “it’s great to be back with Paul and Simon. We made great music together and had the time of our lives doing it. I’m really looking forward to getting back out there this summer.”
There’s no word on whether more dates will be added to the itinerary or not. Rodgers is expected to be on the road later this year with Queen + Paul Rodgers, continuing to support the group’s 2008 release “The Cosmos Rocks.”
Bad Company’s summer tour dates:
June 17: Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
June 19: Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park Amphitheatre)
June 20: Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 23: Raleigh, NC (Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
June 24: Virginia Beach, FL (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 27: Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
June 28: Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre)
July 1: Independence Township, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 2: Canandaigua, NY (CMAC)
July 4: Atlantic City, NJ (Resorts Atlantic City)
Courtesy of Billboard.com
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