“One Family” by United Rockers 4U is a rock ‘n roll all-star cast featuring Eddie Money, Bobby Kimbal (TOTO), Don Dokken (Dokken), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Terry Ilous (Great White/XYZ), Robin McCauley (MSG/Survivor), Jeff Paris, Richie Kotzen (Poison/Mr. Big), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt), Phil Lewis (LA Guns), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Foreigner/Billy Idol), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), and Michael Thompson (MTB).
“One Family” Single On Sale at iTunes, Amazon, and all Major Online Music Stores. Proceeds go to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief. YOU can make a difference!!! Check out a preview of the song below. “One Family” will be released on December 12th!
SEBASTIAN BACH has announced more live dates for the US in support of his new album, Kicking & Screaming. His tour schedule is now as follows:
1 – Ziggy’s – Winston Salem, NC
2 – Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
3 – The Omni – Toledo, OH
4 – The Hayloft – Mt Clemens, MI
7 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8 – Cubby Bear – Chicago, IL
10 – The Venue at The Hub – Fargo, ND
11 – Deerfoot Inn & Casino – Calgary, AB
In 1977, legendary guitarist Rory Gallagher went into the recording studio and laid down an entire album that was never released. Unsatisfied with the songs, he scrapped them and went on to record another album (with a lot of the scrapped songs being re-worked). Fans thought that “lost” album was gone forever. In 1995, Rory Gallagher passed away due to liver complications. There was much mourning throughout the rock world over the loss of this guitar God. Earlier this year, an archival recording was released to help further celebrate the musical genius of Rory Gallagher. This two-disc collection contains the “lost” album that fans thought they would never hear, as well as an exceptional live recording.
Boogie-woogie, bar beating, foot stomping, down and dirty, fun rock and roll! Notes From San Francisco is all of that and more. Notes From San Francisco is a 2-disc treat for the fans that mourn the loss of Gallagher. Disc one contains unreleased material recorded in 1977 that never saw the light of day until now. Disc two is a smoking live performance recorded at the Waldorf in San Francisco, CA, back in 1979. This collection is out to help preserve the memory of Rory Gallagher as well as promote his good time rock and roll to a whole new generation of fans.
While most of the songs on disc one have been heard in a different format, the unreleased versions are classic enjoyment. Gallagher lets loose his inner demons on the guitar solos and embraces the hard rocking blues style of these songs. At times it sounds eerily reminiscent of a lost Steppenwolf album, until the guitar solos. Those are unquestioningly Rory Gallagher’s. It’s easy to see why he was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s greatest guitarists of all time. The man can play the guitar like few before (or after) have.
Notes From San Francisco is certainly your daddy’s rock and roll, and that’s a good thing. The spirit of the 70s is alive and well on both the disc of unreleased material and the live disc. Rory was a man who knew how to rock and this historic 2-disc set really drives that point home. Close your eyes tight and listen to the live disc at a decent volume, and you will swear that it is Jimi Hendrix in both the sound of the guitar and the lead vocals. Rory Gallagher was a legend that other legends looked up to.
Performing riffs that would make Eddie Van Halen envious, Rory Gallagher was a master of the guitar. His talent truly shows on Notes From San Francisco. Listening to the live tracks, one can’t help but wonder how uniquely awesome it must have been watching him play his six string in a live setting. The way his fingers massaged the guitar and plucked those strings, it was simply astonishing. Blistering solos never sounded better. Hearing the live disc after a disc full of unreleased studio material is a real treat for music fans all over. If you’ve never heard Rory Gallagher live or if you’ve never heard him at all, then Notes From San Francisco would be an excellent introduction to this legendary axe genius.
Rating: Out of 10
- Rue The Day
- B Girl
- Mississippi Sheiks
- Wheels Within Wheels
- Overnight Bag
- Cruise On Out
- Brute Force & Ignorance
- Fuel To The Fire
- Wheels Within Wheels (Alternate Version)
- Cut A Dash
- Out On The Tiles
- Follow Me
- Off The Handle
- Bought And Sold
- I’m Leavin’
- Tattoo’d Lady
- Do You Read Me
- Country Mile
- Calling Card
- Shadow Play
- Bullfrog Blues
- Sea Cruise
Rory Gallagher Band Is:
Rory Gallagher – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Gerry McAvoy – Bass
Ted McKenna – Drums
THE LAST VEGAS officially released their Other Side EP on November 29th. The EP serves as a sneak peek into what fans can expect from THE LAST VEGAS‘ forthcoming 2012 full length album. The yet to be titled album was recorded this year at Groovemaster Studios in the band’s hometown of Chicago, IL and was produced by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Airbourne). 14 tracks in all were recorded with the final track listing and sequencing currently being decided.
THE LAST VEGAS will be hitting the road this February in support of the upcoming full length and will playing new songs and TLV favorites on a two week tour of Spain. Extensive touring both in the U.S. and abroad will follow the Spanish dates, which will see the band on the road for almost all of 2012. See below for Spain tour dates.
Fans, both new and old, that are hungry for new music can get a physical copy of the Other Side EP for free with purchase of one the band’s t-shirts at their merch store or in a bundle package at the CM Distro online store. The band will also be offering a free digital EP version of the Other Side EP through their official website until the end of 2011. After that, fans will be able to get the album digitally on iTunes, AmazonMP3 and all other online music retailers.
A video for the EP’s title track can be seen here. It was produced by and stars legendary Hollywood scream-queen, Sybil Danning (Howling II, Halloween, Werewolf Women of the SS).
THE LAST VEGAS have released four albums (2004’s Lick ‘Em and Leave ‘Em, 2005’s Seal The Deal, 2008’s The Last Vegas, 2009’sWhatever Gets You Off) in the USA and Europe and toured over 19 countries including shows at Sweden’s Gearfest, Van’s Extreme Sports Tour, Denmark’s Primitive Fest, Austin’s SXSW, New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Montreal Degeneration Overdrive, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Rocklahoma, supported Motley Crue on the entirety of the North American “Saints of Los Angeles Tour” (highlights of that 32 date tour included stops at NYC’s world famous Madison Square Garden and the Arling brother’s hometown of Rockford, IL where legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen played “I’m Bad” with the band) and more…
Their music has been featured on WWE programming, Guitar Hero 2, Nascar.com, NBC Sports, UK’s Kerrang Radio, MTV, MTV2, Fox, Fuel TV, NCAA Basketball Tournament, Fearless TV/Radio, Chicago Blackhawks TV, Camel’s Music Program and the official music of Kyle Busch Motor Sports.
THE LAST VEGAS IN SPAIN
February 04, 2012 Burgos Estudio 27 Spain
February 07, 2012 Cangas De Morrazos Salason Spain
February 08, 2012 A Coruna Mardigras Spain
February 09, 2012 Leon Campus Spain
February 10, 2012 Vitoria Helldorado Spain
February 11, 2012 Pamplona Totem Spain
February 14, 2012 Madrid La Boite Spain
February 15, 2012 Cadiz Supersonic Spain
February 17, 2012 Valencia Durango Club Spain
February 18, 2012 Barcelona Rock Sound Spain
February 19, 2012 Huesca Serjos Zona Rock Spain
THE LAST VEGAS On The Web:
NEW ALBUM “UNBREAKABLE” IN STORES JANUARY 24th IN NORTH AMERICA ON FRONTIERS RECORDS
German power metal legends PRIMAL FEAR are gearing up for the release of their new album “Unbreakable” this January. Recently the band shot a video in Nurnberg, Germany for the song “Bad Guys Wear Black”. Check it here!
“Unbreakable” combines the skills of the strongest PRIMAL FEAR line-up ever, with a well-balanced “back to the roots” vibe and an ambitious learning process that took place during their longest tour so far. Classic and ultra-fresh PRIMAL FEAR riff-rockers like “Strike”, “Give Em Hell” or the high speed track “And There Was Silence” will hit the bulls-eye, like the rhythm paced metal anthem, first single and new video clip “Bad Guys Wear Black”. Less experiments, more rock! But there will be a nine-minute epic journey with prog approach named “Where Angels Die”, a classic wonderful ballad “Born Again” and the melodic power bomb “Metal Nation”. Singer Ralf Scheepers adds: “the plan was to record an album for the fans with rough metal riffs, screaming vocals and good melodies …… and finally it became a monster – a tough ‘bang-your-head’ metal album called “Unbreakable“.
Magnus Karlsson and Alex Beyrodt are worldwide respected guitarists – together they are unbeatable! Ralf Scheepers vocal performance shines brightly on a new level on the new album. And what can go wrong if you’re backed by one of the best rhythm sections in metal with Randy Black and Mat Sinner? Plus backing vocals by the “Fantastic Four”: Ralf Scheepers, Mat Sinner, Erik Martensson and Oliver Hartmann. You can hear the results on Primal Fears new statement called “Unbreakable“!
“Unbreakable” was produced by Mat Sinner, engineered and mixed by Achim Koehler at the House Of Music studios and some more studios in Germany & Sweden between the summer and autumn of 2011 and will include the following tracks:
Strike; Give ‘Em Hell
Bad Guys Wear Black
And There Was Silence
Metal Nation; Where Angels Die
Unbreakable (Part 2)
Blaze Of Glory
Conviction; Night Of The Jumps (Bonus Track)*
Bad Guys Wear Black (Video)*
* Only available in the first pressing in digipak
Primal Fear Lineup
Ralf Scheepers – Vocals
Alex Beyrodt – Guitars
Magnus Karlsson – Guitar, Keyboards
Randy Black – Guitars
Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals
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You also check out the Primal Fear videos “Fighting the Darkness”, and “Metal is Forever” below!
Fighting the Darkness
Metal is Forever