Shinedown’s iTunes sessions, featuring acoustic versions of 8 Shinedown songs will be available exclusively on iTunes next week (April 6th).
Check out this tracklist:
1. The Crow and the Butterfly
2. Breaking Inside
3. The Sound Of Madness
4. Second Chance
5. If You Only Knew
6. Call Me
7. What A Shame
You can pre-order this via iTunes at this link.
That’s right. Halestorm is playing a free show. You just have to show up. First come first serve until capacity, so show up early if you want to make sure you get in.
Here’s all the info:
Monday, April 26
The Studio at Webster Hall
Click here for more information.
If there has a been a hard rock CD that desperately needs to be reissued, Salty Dog’s Every Dog Has Its Day would have to be it. With such classics like “Come Along”, “Ring My Bell” and “Where The Sun Don’t Shine” this is a CD that still needs to be heard by all rock fans.
Amazingly, “Come Along” still gets airplay from my local rock station even today. This is an amazing feat for a relatively unknown band. After this kick ass single from Salty Dog, one might be quick to discount this band as another AC/DC clone, but if you dig deeper into this CD, you are going to hear the influences of other massive hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith.
Pete Reveen’s guitar work on this CD is excellent, and Jimmi Bleacher’s vocals are perfect for this style of rock. Both of these guys are musicians that I would like to hear perform again. Both Reveen and Bleacher have been missing from the rock world far too long. Reveen’s bluesy licks get better every time I listen to this CD.
Overall Every Dog Has Its Day has lots of excellent rock to feast your ears on. Even the slower tunes “Just Like A Woman” and “Sacrifice Me” are great on this disc.
I am a sucker for this old school bluesy hard rock, and I know a lot of you are too. If you are a fan of this genre, you need to seek this disc out. This CD was originally released by Geffen Records, but has sadly been out of print for years. You can sometimes find copies of it through Ebay, and Amazon.com. Grab this if you can find it! You won’t be disappointed!
Rating: Out of 10
- Come Along
- Cat’s Got Nine
- Ring My Bell
- Where The Sun Don’t Shine
- Just Like A Woman
- Sim Sala Bim
- Keep Me Down
- Heave Hard (She Comes Easy)
- Lonesome Fool
- Slow Daze
- Sacrifice Me
- Nothin’ But A Dream
Salty Dog is:
Jimmi Bleacher -lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Pete Reveen – lead and rhythm guitar
Michael Hannon – bass
Khurt Maier – drums
Adelitas Way has just released a behind the scenes look at their latest single, “Last Stand.” The making of video captures personal interviews with the band and gives fans a look inside of the filming process. “Last Stand” is currently available for free download on the band’s official website and appears on the group’s self-titled album, available in-stores and on iTunes now!
Black Sabbath joins Guitar Hero with three of their most head bang-worthy tracks: “After Forever,” “Into The Void” and “Sweet Leaf.” These will be the first Black Sabbath master tracks for any music video game! Black Sabbath won’t take center stage until April 29th, but there’s plenty in the line up to keep your fingers ready for the heavy metal assault, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, Blur, Saving Abel and Phoenix. All tracks are available for Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero™.
The Guitar Hero music library has over 200 of the most fun to play/most challenging/most l33t/most (fill in the blank) tracks to download and rock out to! Connect your console and start building your collection!
Entitled “Facemelter” the new album
will be released on May 21st in Europe
Y&T, featuring original members Dave Meniketti (vocals and lead guitars) and Phil Kennemore (bass), along with longtime members John Nymann (guitar) and Mike Vanderhule (drums) have recorded their first studio album in 13 years, aptly titled “Facemelter” to be released in Europe on May 21st on Frontiers Records.
With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band has toured with numerous Rock icons including Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe, receiving constant and extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, and Summertime Girls. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five US top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T’s hits are still played nowadays on classic rock radio stations everywhere. Y&T’s high-energy music still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless.
As the title indicates, Facemelter—the anticipated new recording—is a hard rockin’, song-oriented album that lives up to its name: it captures the band’s raw energy and tightness that they’ve become known for. Featuring heavy grooves, powerful guitars, and strong melodies, the band shows their versatility, delivering a range of high-energy rockers, mid-tempo head-bangers, modern rock grooves, majestic ballads, and signature Y&T rock anthems. To mark the return, the band engaged John Taylor Dismukes—the same artist who designed covers for Y&T’s classic albums “Mean Streak,” “Black Tiger” and “In Rock We Trust”—to create the amazing art of the new Facemelter.
“What a great feeling to dive back into making new Y&T music,” states Dave Meniketti. “After being away from it for this long, the anticipation of writing a new CD worth of material was, at first, a bit scary, but as soon as we started up I was happy to find how natural it was to get right back in it again. I think we’re going to have to keep this up, because musically and emotionally, we still have a lot to say!”
“It’s ridiculous that we waited so long to make a new record,” states Phil Kennemore. “In creating new music for Facemelter, I rediscovered the most important thing for any artist, and that is to continue creating . . . it feeds my soul. My hope for Facemelter is that people might just find a few new favorite Y&T songs.”
“We recorded together to capture as much of a live feel as possible which I feel is the strong point of the band,” adds Mike Vanderhule, while according to John Nymann, “The chemistry we have between us makes it so easy to develop ideas. Now that we are ignited with new material, I can’t wait to bring it to the stage.”
Face-melting is a term that has been with Y&T since the mid-’70s, when a rabid fan ran backstage and told the band, “you melted my face,” which inspired the group’s first publishing company: “Facemelting Music.”
If you haven’t yet taken Y&T’s new album for a ride, grab your leathers, strap yourself in, and prepare to have your face melted.
“Facemelter” includes the following tracks
Prelude, On With The Show; One Life; Shine On; Wild Child; I Want Your Money; I’m Coming Home, If You Want Me; Hot Shot; How Long; Gonna Go Blind; Don’t Bring me Down; Blind Patriot; Losing My Mind*
* Bonus track included on the first pressing in digipak
Dave Meniketti – lead vocals, lead guitars
Phil Kennemore – bass guitar, vocals
John Nymann – guitar, vocals
Mike Vanderhule – drums & percussion, vocals
Confirmed Summer Tour Dates in Europe:
June 10 ~ Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 12 ~ Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 15 ~ Köln, Germany – Underground Cologne
June 16 ~ Zwolle, Netherlands – Hedon Podium
June 17 ~ Dordrecht, Netherlands – Bibelot
June 19 ~ Clisson, France – Hellfest
Nashville rockers AMERICAN BANG have released the music video for their lead track, “Whiskey Walk.” The clip, which was directed by Mike Jones and Jim Sullos, takes place in an abandoned chemical warehouse and captures the band’s explosive stage presence and their ability to rock n’ roll, which has received great praise from local Nashville press and rock fans. Make sure to pick up “Whiskey Walk” on iTunes along with the band’s first single, “Wild And Young.”
American Bang’s debut album featuring the first single “Wild And Young,” and “Whiskey Walk,” was produced by Bob Rock (311, The Offspring, Metallica) and will be released this Spring. For additional information on the band, visit their official website or their MySpace Page.