Former KISS guitarist preparing for a new solo record release, Anomaly
Guitar legend Ace Frehley is the special guest on the next edition of Hard Rock Nights, the weekly syndicated radio program. Ace joins JT to talk about the songs on his new upcoming record, Anomaly, guitars and fame. “I always knew I was going to be famous,” Ace admits. “I just wasn’t sure to what extent. I probably would have practiced a little more if I knew how many people I was going to influence.”
In addition to the visit from Ace, JT will spin some of Ace’s best known tracks, both from his solo career and his days with KISS, as well as the brand new single, “Outer Space.”
Hard Rock Nights can be heard on a number of radio stations dedicated to rock and metal. Point your browser to http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com/affiliates for a complete list of stations and airtimes.
DEATH RIDERS (feat. Neil Turbin, original leadsinger Anthrax) recently returned back from their Double Vengeance 2009 European Tour with a string of very successful shows at Headbanger’s Open Air 2009, headlining the HOA 2009 After Party at Ballroom Hamburg and 2 shows at the Nightmare Over St. Pauli Festival at Knust Club (Hamburg).
Check out audience filmed footage of DEATHRIDERS performance at HOA 2009 at this location and 80+ photos from HOA 2009, Ballroom Hamburg and the sold out Nightmare Over Hamburg’s Harbour Boat Cruise.
Read the full info at the DEATHRIDERS Blog : http://deathridersblog.wordpress.com/
That little ol’ band from Texas – the legendary ZZ Top have announced that they will be returning to the UK to play two very special shows with support from the one and only Steel Panther.
After an unforgettable main stage performance at this year’s Download, Rock’s sharp dressed men will return to the UK this October to play two very special headline shows at Wembley Arena and Wolverhampton Civic Hall. ZZ Top have been together for 40 years and never once has their line up changed, they are one of the only bands with a career span of this magnitude to be able to lay claim to this distinction and boy does it show, not only were they inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, they were ranked number 44 on the VH1 ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. Since the 80s they have had a string of massive hits, spawning some of the best and most instantly recognisable singles within the Hard Rock genre – ‘Gimme All Your Loving’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, ‘La Grange’ and ‘Legs’ to name but a few.
Support for these shows will come in the axe shredding, spandex wearing, spawn of your mum and the devil – Steel Panther who not only played a jaw dropping set at Download this year but also played An incredible sold out show at the 229 Club in London. Known for their outrageous stage presence and gargantuan guitar riffs, the band have been entertaining fans and scores of rock and entertainment VIPs with their raucous antics via L.A.’s longest running heavy metal show on the Sunset Strip for nearly a decade.
This is going to be one of THE rock shows of 2009 – fact. You’d be seriously insane to miss it.
Plus Steel Panther
Man oh Mercy! When I received a copy of Warpath’s CD, Damnation in the mail, I had no idea what to expect. What I found is one of the best new thrash metal bands to come along in years. This unsigned UK band plays with a fury and conviction, that rivals the biggest names in thrash metal.
What do they sound like? The high speed riffs are reminiscent of early Metallica, and Megadeth, and yet the vocals offer the listener a completely different experience. The bottom line is, this young thrash band delivers in a major way.
James Murphy from Death and Testament mastered this CD, and as a result it sounds absolutely amazing. You can’t listen to this CD without into a headbanging convulsion before long.
Unbelievable riffs, excellent compositions, a fantastic rhythm section help drive the tunes on Damnation. On some of the tunes on this disc, drummer James Davenport delivers more beats per minute than seems humanly possible. It must be an intoxicating experience to see this guy play. The riffs of Pete Hawthorne and Richard Goss are fantastic. The vocals of Richard Goss are really growing on me in a major way. He may not be the best singer I have ever heard, but his vocals work with this music well. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to hear a singer truly sing instead of opting for the cookie monster approach that so many young metal bands are trying today.
Mark my words, with a record this good, Warpath will not be unsigned long. If you are a fan of thrash, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out. I will take this over Death Magnetic any day of the week!
Rating: Out of 10
3. Hostile Takeover
4. Face to Face
5. Spitting Blood
6. Life Unworthy of Life
8. Expendable Forces
Richard Goss – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Pete Hawthorne – Lead Guitar
Gareth Allen- Bass Guitar
James Davenport – Drums
Hardcore Superstar have released their first video in support of their brand new disc, Beg For It. Hardcore Superstar will take the stage on Saturday August 22nd at the Rock Gone Wild Festival in Northwood, IA. This is their only scheduled U.S. performance in 2009. Don’t miss them!