(New York, NY) The band Saliva has reached out to a friend, Walt Lafty of Silvertide to handle vocals while lead singer Josey Scott recuperates from ulcer surgery.
Look for Lafty to perform with Saliva on the following tour dates:
Fri / Apr-17 Sayreville, NJ
Sat / Apr-18 Hampton Beach, NH
Sun / Apr-19 Baltimore, MD
Tues / Apr-21 Wantaugh, NY
Wed / Apr-22 Allentown, PA
Thurs / Apr-23 Buffalo, NY
Fri / Apr-24 Detroit, MI
Sun / Apr-26 Charleston, SC
Mon / Apr-27 Chicago, IL
Tues / Apr-28 Sauget, IL
Wed / Apr-29 Omaha, NE
Thurs / Apr-30 Denver, CO
Sat / May-2 Phoenix, AZ
Sun / May-3 Las Vegas, NV
Mon / May-4 W. Hollywood, CA
Wed / May-6 San Francisco, CA
Fri / May-8 Chico, CA
Sat / May-9 Sparks, NV
Scott plans on rejoining his band mates after the Snocore Tour. 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”.
UNITED STATES is the first collaboration of Paul Gilbert and Freddie Nelson. The album features 10 new songs which they wrote, performed, and produced together in the summer of 2008. UNITED STATES will be released May 12th, 2009 on Mascot Records U.S.A.
Gilbert moved to Los Angeles, and Nelson stayed in Pittsburgh, so they never met until now.
On first listen, Nelson’s stunning vocals reminds many listeners of the legendary Freddie Mercury. But listen again, and you will be introduced to a singer, performer, and writer with a unique sound and character all his own.
Gilbert could easily rest on his “Guitar Hero” reputation, but being raised on The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Van Halen, Gilbert craves great rock singing and songs.
Paul Gilbert began his career with the legendary shred-metal band RACER X in 1986. Since then, his guitar playing has brought him number one hits with the band MR. BIG, and a devoted following of guitar and music lovers all over the world. Gilbert’s recent foray into instrumental guitar music brought him even more attention, and has resulted in extensive touring with Joe Satriani’s “G3” tour in North America and over 100 shows as a headliner in Europe, Japan, and South America.
UNITED STATES is one Paul Gilbert album you must add to your collection.
1.The Last Rock’n Roll Star
3. Waste of Time
4. Bad Times Good
5. Paris Hilton Look-alike
6. The Answer
7. I’m Free
9. Girl from Omaha
10. I’m Not Addicted
PuppyJuice.com launches Paul Stanley – Kiss Legend! on their website. Featuring Paul Stanley concert videos from his Live To Win Tour and featured on his One Live Kiss dvd. The site also contains many Kiss concert videos from various tours including the Symphony Alive IV tour, the Rock The Nation tour, and concert video from the Udo Music Festival and much more. Videos also include concert footage of Kiss without makeup, as well as in their full makeup. This site is a must see for all Kiss and Paul Stanley fans. Paul Stanley – Kiss Legend!.
PuppyJuice.com offers live streaming webcams, broken bone x-rays, funny pictures, funny shocking and extreme videos, waterbirth videos, Paul Stanley concert videos, live video, drunk and wasted party pictures, and much more all right here on one site.
I have been a huge fan of Queensryche for years. In the 80’s and 90’s, I probably saw Queensryche play live five or six times. I have been disappointed with their last few CD’s although Mindcrime II gave me a glimmer of hope with this band. I just don’t think the band has been the same without their long time guitarist, Chris DeGarmo. With that being said, I had low expectations for the new Queensryche disc “American Soldier”.
“Sliver” starts this record off with a song that almost sounds like a classic Queensryche song, but there is a twist. Jason Ames is a guest vocalist on this song. His chants during this song almost gives this tune an almost rap metal slant. Tate sounds better than expected, but I am not sure if Ames parts on this song were really necessary. I did not think this was a very good opening track at all.
Queensryche has never been afraid to make a statement with their music, and they try it again with the song “Unafraid“. This song sounds like news clips mixed with a heavy Disturbed like riff. The chorus is very good, but the rest of the song is a hot mess. I am not sure who mixed this CD, but the audio clips mixed into this tune are quite distracting.
“Hundred Mile Stare” is the first song on American Soldier that I could truly get into. This song actually has some potential as a radio single. The guitar work is pretty good, and Tate’s voice is in fine form here. Once again, the mixing on this song is odd. This song would have been better served by an end fade instead of the end chant.
“At 30,000 ft” is another solid tune with some pretty good song writing. This song is written from the perspective of what I assume is a fighter jet pilot. You have to listen to the words to fully appreciate this song. This is pretty cool stuff.
“A Dead Man’s Words” is longest tune on this disc, clocking in at over six minutes. This song has a really cool, moody sounding guitar riff that blends well with Tate’s vocals. This is another song that grows on you with repeat listens.
“The Killer” is a mid tempo number that seems to get better with each listen. This song is quickly becoming one of my favorites on this disc.
“If I Were King” is the first song that I heard off of “American Soldier” when it debuted on the Eddie Trunk show a few weeks ago. I have heard this one a few times since then and I like it pretty well now.
On “Home Again” Geoff employs the help of his ten year old daughter Emily. Emily sings quite a bit of the vocals with her dear old dad on this song. I have to imagine that it is pretty hard for a child her age to sing in a key this low. I am sure that Geoff will have fond memories of recording this song, but I am not so sure that the end result is what he was looking for. It is an average tune at best.
Queensryche has released better CD’s than “American Soldier” in the past, but this easily the best they have done in quite some time. This CD doesn’t show the band trying to make an attempt at trying to recapture their past glory, but Michael Wilton did a pretty good job at trying to recapture that classic Queensryche guitar sound. The subject matter is interesting, and the song writing is pretty good for the most part. This disc could have used a couple of more catchy tunes to push it over the edge, but the music tends to grow on you which is a good thing. This probably isn’t that type of album that will generate a bunch of new fans for Queensryche, but it should keep their long time fans happy for quite a while.
Rating: Out of 10
3. Hundred Mile Stare
4. At 30,000 ft
5. A Dead Man’s Words
6. The Killer
7. Middle Of Hell
8. If I Were King
9. Man Down!
10. Remember Me
11. Home Again
12. The Voice
Geoff Tate – lead vocals, horns
Michael Wilton – lead & rhythm guitars
Eddie Jackson – bass
Scott Rockenfield – drums
Mark your calendars…The Rods return to rock The Haunt Bar & Grill on Willow Ave. in Ithaca, NY on Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm. This show is in support of The Rods’ forthcoming CD “Vengeance” which features Ronnie James Dio’s vocal on selected tracks. The show is also a precursor for their appearance at the South Texas Rock Fest with Queensryche. Support for The Rods show on May 16 will include Central NY’s Blue Monday band, with special guest Tim (Flynn) Hylton on guitar.
Mancunian gutter-rock-n-rollers Dear Superstar announce their return to UK stages to support a free single release and music video in April 2009.
22nd April Barfly, Cardiff (ages 14+)
30th April Eddies Rock Bar, Birmingham (ages 16+)
1st May The Parish, Huddersfield (ages 16+)