Alice in Chains is returning to Europe this Fall. All shows are on-sale tomorrow, 9/12. On-sale times and ticket links are below.
UK dates will be announced on Monday. Stay tuned.
11/19 HOL, Tilburg – 013, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.013web.nl
11/20 BEL, Antwerp – Trix Zaal, on-sale 12:00 PM (noon), www.biebob.com
11/21 GER, Weisbaden – Schlachthof, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.eventim.de
11/24 CZE, Prague – Lucerna, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.ticketpro.cz
11/25 POL, Warsaw – Stodola, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.livenation.pl
11/27 HUN, Budapest – Petofi Csarnok, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.eventim.hu
11/29 AUT, Vienna – Gasometer, on-sale 9:00 AM, www.musicticket.at
11/30 GER, Munich – Thearterfabrick, on-sale 10:00 AM, www.eventim.de
12/2 ITA, Milan – Alcatraz, on-sale 12:01 AM, www.ticketone.it
12/3 SWI, Fribourg – Fri-son, on-sale 6:00 AM, www.starticket.ch
12/4 FRA, Paris – Bataclan, 10:00 AM
Ever wanted to voice your opinion about your favorite t.v. show? Well now Brooklyn, New York’s ZO2 gives you the chance with this recent post concerning a new contest their website.
ZO2 wants to know what you think of Z Rock.
Here’s your chance to share your opinions and be entered to win fun prizes at the same time. What’s better than that?
Visit http://www.zo2.com/questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire completely (answer honestly – you aren’t being graded) by Friday, October 18th and you’ll instantly be entered to win.
Five lucky winning names will be drawn at random from the eligable contestants. Winners will receive an autographed copy of Z Rock’s first season, an autographed copy ZO2’s new CD Casino Logic, an autographed copy of a Z Rock poster and all 4 collectable playing cards. That’s right: not one prize, not two prizes, not even three prizes – all five winners will receive all five prizes!!!
While you’re there you can also preview tracks from the band’s latest release “Casino Logic”.
In celebration of their recent major-label debut Bright Nights * Dark Days, Cavo and Hard Rock Hideout want to give one lucky fan the tool they need to become a rock star too. Cavo is giving away an Epiphone Special II Vintage Sunburst guitar signed by the band. Enter now for your chance to win!
Bright Nights * Dark Days features the chart-topping single “Champagne” and the track “Let it Go” from the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack. Cavo is currently on tour with Shinedown and Sick Puppies through mid-October before joining up with Daughtry this Fall.
For more on Cavo, visit cavomusic.com
This contest ends on October 6th, so act now!!
Just how far has Dokken fallen? Watch the video below.
NFL Superstars become Heavier Than Metal….
Free Reign the Metal band featuring Dallas Cowboys Offensive Linemen, # 75 Marc Colombo, # 71 Cory Procter and # 70 Leonard Davis along with Texan guitar virtuoso Justin Chapman will have their song ‘Rise Up’ debut during the Cowboys opening week game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, Sept 13.on NFL on FOX
Cowboys and Metal fans will be able to hear the song throughout the broadcast!!
‘Rise Up’ is the soon to be embraced Stadium Anthem from Free Reign’s upcoming debut EP ‘Tragedy’ due for release on November 17TH via Riot Entertainment / DisManic / ADA Music.
It has been quite a while since I have listened to the band Hurricane. I thought I would dust off this CD to give another listen to singer Kelly Hansen’s vocals. Kelly’s career will soon be getting a boost as he is featured on the new Foreigner album, Can’t Slow Down that will be released on Sept 29th, 2009.
Hurricane’s initial claim to fame was the band had two siblings of Quiet Riot, Tony Cavazo, and Robert Sarzo.
How is the music on Over The Edge? I would consider this slightly above average hair metal, and this is being pretty generous. I have a very hard time getting into this disc. There are a couple of solid tunes sandwiched around a lot of filler, and one track that is completely abysmal at best.
The album kicks off with the title track “Over The Edge”. This tune has a ballad like feel to start off with, but turns into a harder rocking tune after a slow beginning. It is a solid start to this disc.
The cover of “I’m Eighteen” plods of along and does not surpass the original by Alice Cooper. I am not sure this one was needed. This was probably the wrong song for this band to cover. (Could you imagine if they did a cover of “Hot Blooded”?)
“I’m On To You” is a solid tune and easily the band’s biggest hit. (see video clip below).
“We Are Strong” showcases Hansen’s excellent vocals. Robert Sarzo throws in some cool guitar licks, although the opening riffs sound as if they were borrowed. It is a cool tune, and one of the highlights on this disc.
The album close, “Baby Snakes” might just be the dumbest example of a song that I heard in my entire life. This is four and half minutes of my life that I will never get back. Let’s listen to a guy get rejected by some girl over the phone, with background guitar riffs. What the hell were producers Mike Clink and Bob Ezrin thinking when they green lighted this crap. This is terrible!
Overall, I think Kelly Hansen’s vocals are better than the songs, and music on this CD. Die hard hair metal fans might enjoy this. All others tread at your own risk!
This CD was out of print for years, but was re-released in 2008 by Caroline Records. You can purchase a copy of Over The Edge at this link. For more information on Hurricane, check out their myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Over The Edge
02. I’m Eighteen
03. I’m On To You
04. Messin’ With A Hurricane
06. We Are Strong
07. Spark In My Heart
08. Give Me An Inch
10. Baby Snakes
Kelly Hansen – vocals
Robert Sarzo – guitar and vocals
Tony Cavazo – bass and vocals
Jay Schellen – drums and vocals
Canadian rock band, Like A Storm has been out on the road in support of Creed. Check out their brand new video, “Chemical Infatuation” below. Their debut record, “The End of the Beginning” will be hitting stores this fall.