WHITESNAKE have officially announced that bassist URIAH DUFFY & drummer CHRIS FRAZIER are going their separate ways from the band after a fun filled & successful journey together.
WHITESNAKE wish URIAH & CHRIS every success in pursuing their individual musical careers & express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band.
WHITESNAKE are proud to welcome drummer/vocalist extraordinaire, BRIAN TICHY (www.briantichy.com).
WHITESNAKE are currently in the studio writing & recording the follow up to their award winning ‘GOOD TO BE BAD’ album, which is expected to be released throughout the world on the FRONTIERS label in the Spring of 2011 to coincide with their return to touring.
At this time WHITESNAKE are still exploring their options for the position of new Bass Player/Singer.
GRAMMY nominated rockers BUCKCHERRY are preparing to release their fifth studio album, All Night Long, on August 3rd. The new album will be a follow-up to last year’s Black Butterfly that premiered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200. Having recently moved back to Eleven Seven Music, the guys are ready to “continue to elevate our game” according to front man Josh Todd. Check out their first single and video, “All Night Long,” and download it for FREE through their new widget. The guys are also giving away another free MP3 for their new track, “Our World,” to bring light to the oil spill in The Gulf of Mexico. You can see what they have to say about the spill and get the free track on the band’s official site, www.buckcherry.com.
Buckcherry is currently touring the US through the fall. Head to their MySpace for tour dates and additional information.
It was big, menacing, controversial…and an absolute masterpiece. On June 29, Eagle Rock Entertainment’s acclaimed and award-winning Classic Albums series will uncover the story of its making. Black Sabbath: Classic Albums – Paranoid is released, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the album. [pre-book order date June 4, MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray].
The Classic Albums series unwinds the threads of mystery behind artistic genius, recounting the experiences behind the board and through every chord. Unearthing the creative process of definitive albums from Elvis Presley, The Doors, Frank Zappa, Nirvana, Meat Loaf, Phil Collins, Bob Marley and many others, it will now dive into Black Sabbath’s 1970 tour de force.
Throughout the 97 minutes of this documentary, original members Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drummer), along with their original engineer, deliver the story behind Paranoid. The DVD chronicles the creation of the locomotive force and unrelenting energy behind these tracks, which ignited an electrified and unforeseen brand of blues-rock. The comprehensive collection of interviews, demonstrations, archive videos, and feature cuts from timeless epics such as “War Pigs,” “Iron Man,” and the title track, is complemented with 40 minutes of bonus features. For the first time a classic album title is also released on Blu-Ray.
Pick up Black Sabbath: Classic Albums – Paranoid at this link.
Steel Panther’s new single “I Want It That Way” is only out in the UK at the moment. Check out the video to hear it!
Did you miss the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show this week? If so, not only did you miss a killer set of tunes, but you also missed our interview with Dangerous Toys / Broken Teeth front man Jason McMaster! You can listen to the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show every Wednesday night at 9 P.M. CST at KACV FM 90 in Amarillo, TX, and ONLINE at www.kacvfm.org!
Check out the play list from Wednesday night’s show below.
For Those About To Rock – AC/DC
Mission To Rock – Cockpit
Heavy Metal Love – Helix
Never Enough – Kiss
Fire Woman – The Cult
Radioactive – The Firm
Make You A Believer – Sass Jordan
Sublime – Mike Farris
Shake Me – Taddy Porter
Listen Close – Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
All Night Long – Buckcherry
Next To You – Buckcherry
Highway Star – Buckcherry
Feedback & Distortion – Snew
Viva La Rock Fantastico – Broken Teeth
Blackheart – Broken Teeth
Big Spender – Broken Teeth
Hard Luck Champion – Dangerous Toys
Blood On The Radio – Broken Teeth
Ain’t The Summer of Love – American Dog
Blonde, Bad, & Beautiful – Airbourne
Eat You Alive – The Driving Conditions
Ride With Yourself – Rhino Bucket
I’m With The Band – Stone Gods
Man About Town – Rose Tattoo
I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care) – Motorhead
Knock It Out of the Park – Snew
Back In The Sun – Automan.ca
Let Me Hear You Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
I Wanna Be Your Man – Endeverafter
Save Me – Taking Dawn
Never Enough – Black Tora
No Friend of Mine – Bruce Kulick & John Corabi
Always The Pretender – Europe
Keep On Keepin’ On – Danger Danger
Shine – Mr. Big
You’re So Beautiful – Def Leppard
What A Shame – Tesla
Heaven Sent – Hinder
Golden Frame – Adrenaline 101
In Case You Didn’t Know – Lynam
Power Pack – Snew
Goodbye Rock N’ Roller – Kristy “Krash” Majors
During the late 90’s, the L.A. Guns were in a constant state of change. When Phil Lewis refused to reunite with L.A. Guns, the band employed the help of current Steel Panther front man Ralph Saenz (aka Michael Starr). This little known EP features four new songs, a redo of the L.A. Guns hit, “Ballad of Jayne”, and a cover of the KISS classic, “Cold Gin”.
I have mixed feelings about this EP. For me, Phil Lewis is THE VOICE of L.A. Guns. End of story. In the years when Phil wasn’t singing in the band, L.A. Guns tried several singers, but none ever really lived up to Phil Lewis. With that being said, Ralph Saenz sounds pretty good on this EP. None of the songs on this CD are earth shattering, but it is still interesting to hear Tracii Guns play with Saenz on vocals. Tracii’s guitar work is great as always. He especially shines on the song, “Forgiving Eyes”.
The band’s redone version of “Ballad of Jayne” is a lot better than I expected it to be. It sounds like Tracii tuned his guitar down a little for this version of song. This version is slightly different, but cool nonetheless. Saenz does a pretty good job on the vocals on this L.A. Guns classic.
The cover of the Kiss song “Cold Gin” is better than I expected it to be. Saenz cuts loose with some 80’s hard rock screams on this song. Instead of trying to do a Gene Simmons impersonation, he adds his own flair to this cover.
This CD is out of print and very hard to find. I wouldn’t consider Wasted essential, but it is an in interesting glimpse into the history of L.A. Guns. This CD is probably for Die hard L.A. Guns fans only!
Rating: Out of 10
2. Well Spent
3. Heavy Head
4. Forgiving Eyes
5. Jayne 98
6. Cold Gin
L.A. Guns is:
Ralph Saenz – vocals
Tracii Guns – guitars and vocals
Johnny Crypt – bass and vocals
Steve Riley – drums
I will never forget the first time that I saw Cinderella perform live back in 1987. They opened for Bon Jovi on the Slippery When Wet Tour. Quite frankly, I thought Cinderella blew Bon Jovi off of the stage. Bon Jovi was experiencing massive success with Slippery When Wet, and Jon Bon Jovi acted like it on stage. Meanwhile, Cinderella was the up and coming band, and they were hungry, and they played like it. The band had a lot of energy, and were awesome to see live. I have seen them several times since that day, and they have never disappointed me. I am very excited to see the band play again on Saturday night at the M3 Rock Festival. Obviously, the guys don’t look the same, but they still sound the same. To me, Tom Keifer still has one of the best voices in rock. I am still hopeful that we will have a new Cinderella CD someday. Hopefully they can work out their contract issues and get it done! Check out the classic Cinderella video, “Somebody Save Me” below.
Alternative Addiction.com has a free download available of the Taddy Porter song “Big Enough”. Please visit this link to get your free download!
Vince Neil’s new CD Tattoos & Tequila will be out next Tuesday the 22nd of June, but you can listen to it early! Iheartradio.com has the full album stream of Tattoos & Tequila now!