Here’s a statement from Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw, who appeared on “American Bandstand” in 1985:
So sad hearing the news that Dick Clark died. Such an awesome man. I appeared several times on his productions. One of my favorites was on this clip. I remember just having gotten lingual braces (the hidden ones that go on the back side of your teeth) and as you can tell I was still getting used to speaking with them. He and his wife Kari were incredibly gracious and I will always remember how their gentle ways trickled down through the ranks at Dick Clark Productions. He’s up there with Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan as pioneers in entertainment. He was a class act whose joy came through in all that he created for us to enjoy.
Redlight King have just unveiled a month long US tour kicking off April 24th in Odessa, TX at Dos Amigos. For the first set of dates, the band will be playing alongside Buckcherry and Durbin, followed by festival appearances, opening slots for Slash, and ending with a headlining gig at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom (full schedule below).
The festival appearances that the band will be making include Buzzfest, Carolina Rebellion with Korn, Evanenscence and Chevelle, Rock on the Range with Incubus, Shinedown, and Marilyn Manson, and Rocklahoma with Creed, Rob Zombie, and Megadeth. It was also announced that Redlight King’s “Comeback” has landed a prime spot on Avengers Assemble, music from and inspired by this year’s highly anticipated film The Avengers. The compilation, which also features Soundgarden, Shinedown, and Rise Against, is due May 1st on Marvel Music/Hollywood Records.
Be sure to check out Redlight King’s video for the single, “Bullet In My Hand,” featured on their debut album, Something For the Pain (available now on iTunes). For more on the band, visit their official site at http://www.redlightkingmusic.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
April 21st- Lubbock, TX- The Pavilion at Lone Star Event Center
April 22nd- Wichita Falls, TX-Kay Yeager Coliseum- Buzzfest
April 24th- Odessa, TX- Dos Amigos – with Buckcherry & James Durbin
April 25th- Houston, TX- Warehouse Live – with Buckcherry & James Durbin
April 27th- Sauget, IL- Pop’s Night Club – with Buckcherry & James Durbin
April 28th- El Rino, OK- Lucky Star Casino- with Buckcherry & James Durbin
April 29th- Little Rock, AR- West End Smokehouse & Tavern
May 1st- Louisville, KY- Phoenix Hill Tavern – with Buckcherry
May 3rd- Panama City Beach, FL- Club LaVela- with Buckcherry & James Durbin
May 4th- Columbia, SC – Jillians
May 5th- Rockingham, NC- Rockingham Speedway- Carolina Rebellion
May 7th- Orlando, FL- Hard Rock Live
May 9th- Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
May 11th- Huntsville, AL- Crossroads Music Hall
May 12th- Johnson City, TN – Capones
May 13th- Nashville, TN- Exit/In
May 15th- Lancaster, PA- Chameleon Club
May 16th- Winston-Salem, NC- Ziggy’s- with Buckcherry & James Durbin
May 17th- Baltimore, MD – Power Plant Live – with Buckcherry & James Durbin
May 18th- Huntington, NY- The Paramount – with Buckcherry & James Durbin
May 20th- Columbus, OH – Crew Stadium- Rock On the Range 2012
May 21st- Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights- with Buckcherry & James Durbin
May 22nd- Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 25th- Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever Festival Grounds- Rocklahoma
May 26th-Columbia, MO- The Blue Note
May 27th- Loves Park, IL – Rockford Speedway- WXRX Radio Show
June 29th- Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
July 1st- South Bend, IN- Saint Patrick’s Park- The Bear’s Big Growl
Sept 1st- Hershey, PA- Hershey Stadium
RECORD STORE DAY is nearly here! Saturday, April 21st Warner Bros. Records will have a special series of vinyl albums and singles available in honor of the 5th annual Record Store Day – a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally. Warner Bros. Records is proud to be an official sponsor of Record Store Day.
Among the most anticipated releases this weekend includes a pair of highly sought-after 7″ vinyl limited edition pressings: Mastodon / Feist split 7″, otherwise referred to as FEISTODON and the Mastodon / Flaming Lips Side By Side 2012 series 7″ single. The members of Mastodon, currently in the middle of an extensive US tour, are avid participants of Record Store Day and wanted fans to know: “Mastodon are proud to uphold their long-standing commitment to supporting Independent Record stores on Record Store Day. The vinyl album and single format remains an important part of our culture and heritage as recording artists and we hope you’ll enjoy our interpretations of these songs by artists we admire and respect.”
Once again, these very special releases are as follows:
Disturbed: The Collection (Vinyl Album Box Set)
We are proud to announce the definitive Disturbed vinyl box-set edition, THE COLLECTION. A five-album, six-disc offering of the band’s complete studio album discography featuring The Sickness (2000), Believe (2002), Ten Thousand Fists (2005), Indestructible (2008), and Asylum (2010). A career retrospective spanning ten years and 18 Billboard Top 100 hits of sophisticated and life-altering heavy music. For this box set, each album has been carefully mastered and pressed on 140-gram vinyl for the very best in audio quality. Each album has been meticulously showcased in a stunning art presentation that is unique and exclusive to this release. This is a limited edition box of only 2500 units worldwide.
Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac (Deluxe and Standard vinyl editions)
What can be said about this classic album that has not been said before? Originally released in 1975 and representing not only a rebirth of the band, with the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but really a second debut for a group firmly rooted in the rock genre, now reinventing themselves into a pop rock force in a way that few other artists can lay claim to. The album includes the iconic songs “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” and “Over My Head.” Cut for vinyl at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original analog tapes and pressed in both 33 rpm and 45 rpm for the very best in audio presentation. A collectible and definitive version for any generation.
Mastodon / Feist “A Commotion”/ “Black Tongue” (7″ vinyl single)
In conjunction with Cherrytree/Interscope Records- A very exclusive and highly anticipated RSD pressing features Mastodon covering the Feist song “A Commotion,” (from her album Metals) while Feist covers Mastodon’s “Black Tongue.” A unique and highly buzzed-about Record Store Day prize.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium (Deluxe 180 Gram vinyl Box Set)
On April 14, 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and to commemorate this historic event, this classic Deluxe box set of the band’s first number one album will be specially priced for Record Store Day. The Deluxe package was mastered for vinyl by Steve Hoffman and includes two 16-page booklets – “Jupiter” and “Mars.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers won four Grammy® Awards for Stadium Arcadium including: Best Rock Album, Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package in addition to Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for their chart-topping, record-breaking single “Dani California.”
Metallica: Beyond Magnetic (12″ color vinyl EP)
Beyond Magnetic consists of four outtakes from the 2008 Death Magnetic sessions and is available for the first time on silver vinyl just for RSD. A potent and exceptionally well-produced example of Metallica’s most recent work, which can hold its own with anything within their vast heavy music cannon. Previously unreleased on vinyl and includes a limited edition Metallica sticker.
T-Rex: The Electric Warrior Singles Box: (Six 7″ vinyl singles)
This RSD exclusive comes housed in a clamshell-box featuring the entire album, plus the non-album b-side “Raw Ramp,” spread across six singles. When combined, the six picture sleeves form an image of T. Rex founder Marc Bolan in his prime. Chris Bellman used the original analog masters to cut each disc at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Misfits: Walk Among Us (Color vinyl album – 3 different colors)
Rhino will also offer three colored-vinyl versions of the Misfits’ WALK AMONG US to mark the 30-year anniversary of the band’s 1982 full-length debut. It is a faithful reproduction of the original with music cut from the original analog masters and packaging that duplicates details down to the printed inner sleeve. The album will be pressed on red (1,250 pieces), blue (1,250 pieces) and clear (500) vinyl. Color variations will be distributed randomly. There will also be a purple vinyl pressing released internationally that will be limited to 1,500 copies.
Side by Side 2012 Series:
A continuation of the well-received Warner Bros Records “Side by Side” series, which was initially introduced in 2011. All are exclusive for Record Store Day on uniquely colored and extremely limited edition 7″ vinyl singles, featuring Warner artists covering other historic and personally influential iconic artists. This year’s series includes:
The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (7″ baby pink vinyl single)
The mighty Mastodon faithfully covers the Lips classic “Spoonful Weighs a Ton,” from The Soft Bulletin album. Ferociously beautiful!
A couple of hard rocking bands will be making special performances on Record Store Day!
Saturday April 21st
Art of Dying – Tunes @1205 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225 – 1:30pm
(609) 241-6917www.tunesonline.net/ – Acoustic Performance + signing
Mastodon – Disc-Go-Round records @ 5734 Mcardle Rd # A Corpus Christi, TX 78412 – 2:00pm (361) 980-0440 http://www.welovecds.com
Signing copies of their two RSD releases: Mastodon / Feist “A Commotion”/ “Black Tongue” (7″ vinyl single) & The Flaming Lips / Mastodon: “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” (7″ baby pink vinyl single)
Van Halen has announced several more dates to their U.S. Tour. Check below for dates!
7/7/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena TICKETS 4/21/12 On Sale Now
7/9/12 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum TICKETS 4/20/12 On Sale Now
7/11/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 4/28/12 5/4/12 On Sale 4/28/12
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7/19/12 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena 4/28/12 5/5/12 On Sale 4/28/12
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7/24/12 Toledo, OH Huntington Center 4/28/12 5/5/12 On Sale 4/28/12
7/26/12 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 4/28/12 5/5/12 On Sale 4/28/12
7/28/12 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena 4/28/12 5/4/12 On Sale 4/28/12
7/31/12 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County Memorial Coliseum 4/28/12 5/5/12 On Sale 4/28/12
8/2/12 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center 4/23/12 4/30/12 On Sale 4/23/12
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8/6/12 Memphis, TN FedEX Forum 4/23/12 4/28/12 On Sale 4/23/12
8/8/12 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena 4/23/12 4/28/12 On Sale 4/23/12
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8/12/12 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena 4/28/12 5/4/12 On Sale 4/28/12
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a brand new JORN studio album : “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land” on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America.
Following a three year silence since the release of “Spirit Black”, JORN unleashes upon the world yet another original studio album “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land”: another slab of classic Hard Rock with Metal elements! “I think this album follows a similar JORN-tradition like those before, more Heavy Rock oriented than Metal” says Jorn “But as usual it’s not one musical expression all the way through the album, but a variety of musical landscapes within the categories of Rock and Metal”.
A winning formula should not change, so Jorn has again worked with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark, who mixed the album, ensuring the right edge to the rich guitar and vocal sound that is now trademark to all JORN releases. The lineup sees the return of Jimmy Iversen on guitar who also appeared on “Spirit Black”. The pairing with Tore Moren works really well and gives Jorn’s sound the usual depth and solidity.
As usual, in addition to the original material, Jorn offers some interesting covers. This time Masterplan’s “Time to Be King” and Christopher Cross’ “Ride Like The Wind” are the ones to get the Jorn treatment. “When we wrote “Time To Be King” I heard a different and more rock oriented arrangement in my mind” tells Jorn, “so after the Masterplan album was released I couldn’t stop thinking about how it would sound if it was recorded with this other arrangement. I don’t know which one’s better, I have ended up liking both versions. As to Christopher Cross, I have always loved “West Coast” oriented music and bands like 10cc, Pages, Santana, Little River Band, Eagles and so on. So I thought “Ride Like The Wind” would be a good song to do Jorn style. Saxon also released a version of this song in the 80’s, and the arrangement we made ended up beeing a mix between the original version and Saxon’s. It’s also a fun song to sing and play”.
Jorn Lande’s strong and diverse voice and solid songwriting skills have now become legendary in the Hard Rock world. In a career spanning over close to 40 album releases, as frontman for Ark and Masterplan, in addition to featuring on spectacular projects such as Nostradamus The Rock Opera, Beyond Twilight “The Devil’s Hall of Fame”, Tobias Sammet’s “Avantasia” and Ayreon.
“If you buy a Jorn album today, you know what you will get” states Jorn Lande. You are guaranteed to get your adrenaline going with the riveting sound that has solid roots in classic hard rock/heavy metal music, such as Dio, Black Sabbath, Rainbow and Whitesnake.
“Bring Heavy Rock To The Land” will include the following songs:
My Road; Bring Heavy Rock To The Land; A Thousand Cuts; Ride Like The Wind; Chains Around You; The World I See; Time To Be King; Ride To The Guns; Black Morning; I Came To Rock; Live And Let Fly (bonus track).
The title track “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land” will be released as a single worldwide on May 14th and can be exclusively listened to in streaming on the Frontiers Records webradio http://www.frontiers.it/webradio – A videoclip for the song is in the works and will be directed by Thomas Tjäder (Pretty Maids, In Flames). According to Jorn: “The title track has really a strong Jorn trademark. It was a natural choice for a title track, I felt the same about “Lonely Are The Brave” back in 2008. Sometimes one song’s got the magic and you just know it. “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land” is such a song and regardless of how the whole album is evaluated by critics, I feel that this song will live on and become an essential Jorn classic !”
Jorn will appear live in selected shows in Europe during the summer.
Jorn Lande: vocals
Willy Bendiksen: drums
Nic Angileri: bass
Tore Moren: guitar
Jimmy Iversen: guitar
German metallers RUNNING WILD have released a video for the track “Riding On The Tide” from their new album “Shadowmaker” featuring photos and info about the configurations, release dates, new merchandise and the signing sessions and release parties in Germany.
“Shadowmaker” will be released in Germany on April 20th, in Europe on April 23rd and in the US/Canada on April 24th through SPV / Steamhammer in the following configurations:
Pre-order Shadowmaker on Amazon HERE.
=> First edition in complete black jewel case with silver printing and bonus DVD
=> Double Gatefold LP with printed inner sleeves and clear vinyl
1.Piece Of The Action 4:25
2.Riding On The Tide 4:18
3.I am Who I am 4:51
4.Black Shadow 5:13
6.Me & The Boys 5:00
8.Sailing Fire 4:14
9.Into The Black 4:57