Starting July 22nd thru the 25th Oklahoma City is going to be a hard rock lover’s paradise; all thanks to the first ever Rock N’ America Festival. With a line-up that includes Great White, Trixter, Slaughter, Lynch Mob; plus new bands like Dirty Penny, Texas Hippie Coalition, Crooked X, and headliners Twisted Sister, Scorpions, and Ratt ;even 70′s glamsters the Sweet are scheduled to perform and what is sure to be a festival highlight Friday night there is scheduled to be a main stage tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio. Rock N’ America offers something for hard rock fanatics old and new. Rock N’ America kicks off Thursday, July 22nd with a FREE 12 band concert including Dirty Penny and Crooked X. For more information you can visit www.rocknamerica.com.
On the July 21st edition of the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show Brian Basher is going to kick off the Rock N’ America Festival celebration early as we will be taking a close-up listen to all the bands scheduled to appear on Rock N’ America’s Side and Main Stages. the Hard Rock Hideout Radio Show every Wednesday night from 9 P.M. to midnight Central Standard Time on KACV-FM 90 in Amarillo, Texas, or online at this link.
NEW ALBUM “JUSTICE” IN STORES NOW
AVAILABLE AS CD, DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL AND DOWNLOAD
“Justice is all about loud ‘n’ proud hard rock — brash, boisterous, and ballsy” – AllMusic.com
“Molly Hatchet is the goddamn greatest biker rock band on the planet, with tracks like ‘Been To Heaven, Been To Hell’, ‘Safe In My Skin’ and the unbelievable snake-bit ‘Vengeance’ tearing a strip off of barroom rock with bold barbecued production and playing on fire.”- Bravewords
June 1st, 2010 marked the release of MOLLY HATCHET’S latest studio effort Justice. The album has been receiving rave reviews and the new songs are being heralded as instant classics. Guitarist and songwriter Bobby Ingram said the following about the current tour in support of Justice:
“…..As we are on tour now and playing the new album “JUSTICE” in circulation in many countries we are seeing so many people, cultures and countries filled with Southern Rockers that all relate to the theme of the new album. We have all experienced from both sides Justice sought and Justice Served…when playing the new album live we see people react to all of the songs played from “Southern Pride” to “Fly on Wings of Angels” (Somer’s Song) with a complete understanding of “JUSTICE”. We all must help each other during these times of hardship around the world and one person help another and another…in the end we all help each other and true “JUSTICE” is served. God Bless and see you all on tour!!!”
There are so many exciting aspects to discover on the new album Justice (Ingram, McCormick, Dave Hlubek (guitar), Tim Lindsey (bass), Shawn Beamer (drums), John Galvin (keyboards)) are at the pinnacle of their creativity. MOLLY HATCHET have recorded a true masterpiece; not only in terms of their compositions, but also in terms of its production, Justice leaves nothing to be desired. Producer Ingram is responsible for the awesome sound, supported by sound engineer Tommy Newton, who mixed the album. This collaboration turned Justice into an album which impresses at all levels: earthy, dynamic, with a lot of love for detail and loads of energy. You could say it’s MOLLY HATCHET at their best!
CATCH MOLLY HATCHET ON TOUR THIS SUMMER:
7/15 – Springfield, MA @ Bike Night at Stearns Square
7/16 – Grants, NM @ Fire & Ice Rally
7/17 – Erie, Pennsylvania @ Roar on the Shore Motorcycle Rally
7/24 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Dakota Rock Fest/Sioux Empire Festival Grounds
7/30 – Springfield, MO @ Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
8/5 – Horseheads, NY @ Chemung County Fair
8/7 – Front Royal, VA @ Warren County Fair
8/8 – Watertown, WI @ Watertown Riverfest
8/12 – West Allis, WI @ Cousins Int’l Amphitheater/Wisconsin State Fair
9/4 – Rutland, VT @ Vermont State Fair
9/29 – Doswell, VA @ State Fair of Virginia
10/30 – Manistee, MI @ Little River Casino Resort
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Hear what Paul Gilbert has to say about his new release
Shred Guitar Master PAUL GILBERT
To Release 3rd Guitar Instrumental CD
FUZZ UNIVERSE on SHRAPNEL RECORDS out AUGUST 3RD
Paul Gilbert is regarded internationally as one of the greatest players in the industry. Starting his recording career with Shrapnel Records as a teenager in the late 80’s, Gilbert remains one of the most active guitarists from the original shred guitar scene. His rise to Platinum success includes a number one song with Mister Big, and cult status as founding member of the legendary and highly successful underground progressive metal band Racer X.
For more information click on www.paulgilbert.com
DAN DONEGAN UPDATES FANS FROM THE ROAD
ASYLUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUGUST 31ST
Multi-Platinum recording artists Disturbed have just made the new song “Asylum” available for download on their website. The song is off of the new album, which will be released on August 31st. To download the new track fans must enter their email address and join the Disturbed mailing list.
The band have recently uploaded a video update from guitarist Dan Donegan on their YouTube channel. In the clip Dan takes us into the studio for the latest on the making of the band’s fifth studio album.
Disturbed will be hitting the road later this Summer with Avenged Sevenfold on the Rockstar UPROAR tour.
“Cocaine” is easily my favorite cover song in quite some time. No only is Black Robot’s cover great, but they took it one step further with their kick ass video. Check it out below!
Bret Michaels’ independent album Custom Built roars onto the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #14 —topping Poison’s last album which debuted at #17— and proving that an independent artist and underdog can succeed alongside industry favorites. Showcasing Michaels’ diversity as a singer and songwriter, the album contains tracks such as “Nothing to Lose” featuring Miley Cyrus; “Go That Far,” a club remix of the theme from Michaels’ record-breaking reality show Rock of Love; and “What I Got,” a remake of the popular Sublime song which features a new verse added by Michaels, who has been performing the song live for enthusiastic fans all summer.
In addition to his album’s debut onto the Billboard Top 200 charts, Michaels was also honored by the American Diabetes Association with its prestigious Chair’s Citation Award. The Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, corporations, institutions or organizations that have demonstrated significant dedication to advancing the mission of the American Diabetes Association nationally or in their local markets. “We are proud of Bret’s passion and commitment to raising funds for the American Diabetes Association. His efforts this year will truly help us change the future of this deadly disease,” said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “We are also very excited to continue our relationship with Bret and, together, help Stop DiabetesSM.”
For more information or to purchase the album Custom Built, please visit www.bretmichaels.com