As CHARM CITY DEVILS continue to travel around the U.S. on their “Sinners Ball Tour” in support of their SINS album (out now via Fat Lady Music), additional shows are now being added, supporting Taproot (starting May 30) and Theory Of A Deadman (starting July 20), that will keep them on the road into the Fall.
The first single from SINS, a cover of “Man Of Constant Sorrow” (from the Grammy®-winning soundtrack of the George Clooney Oscar®-nominated film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”), generates new adds at Active Rock radio every week. It’s currently being spinned on 37 stations and sits in the Top 25 on the Active Rock charts. A video for the song can be seen here: http://bit.ly/IvUtsn. And the lyric video with over 268,000 views can be seen here: http://bit.ly/wDUuy2.
A live CHARM CITY DEVILS show is not one to be missed. Of a recent concert in their hometown (Baltimore), Shockwavemagzine.com praised: “…the boys delivered it tonight, Rock and Roll style, broken strings and all, gritty and heartfelt connecting with the fans in attendance tonight. The crowd was captivated or in tune with the guys tonight. This is and was Rock and Roll, it’s what it’s all about, the music and the passion and the connection with the people. Charm City Devils, the people’s band tonight.”
And the album’s been garnering rave reviews since its April 10 release, including:
“…(SINS) is ideal for fans of straight-up two-guitar rock with some edge…Charm City Devils has brought a quasi-retro, trend-free sound to their latest effort and may begin to see the benefits of staying true to that particular style.”
“As much as I loved the band’s debut album, LET’S ROCK-N-ROLL, SINS simply blows that album out of the water. ‘Man Of Constant Sorrow’ is the best cover song I have listened to in a long, long time. Charm City Devils have taken this 100 year old folk song, and turned into something completely their own. I think they did an outstanding job with this cover…John Allen and company have crafted a bunch of catchy tunes, many of which ought to be hits for Charm City Devils…Don’t miss out on one of the best hard rock albums of 2012!”
“From the opening crash of ‘Spite,’ through to the heavy rock sound of ‘Unstoppable’ into the riff-fueled ‘All You’ll Ever Need,’ SINS is a true rock album with all of the polish and sound necessary to climb the charts.”
“SINS takes the band to some memorable heights through the course of eleven tracks…the kind of record you’d hear playing loud and proud in a bar or on the national radio waves…Give Charm City Devils a chance with this one.”
Check out CHARM CITY DEVILS at any of the following tour stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 5/25 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse
Sun 5/27 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
* Wed 5/30 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
* Thu 5/31 Hagerstown, MD Breakaways II
* Fri 6/1 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
* Sat 6/2 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
* Sun 6/3 Portland, ME The Asylum
Fri 6/22 Savannah, GA The Rock House
Sat 6/23 Johnson City, TN Capone’s
Thu 6/28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest (Rock Stage)
Fri 6/29 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s (with Redlight King)
Sat 6/30 Detroit, MI Small’s Bar
Sat 7/14 Chesaning, MI Showboat Rockfest
** Fri 7/20 Panama City Beach, FL Club La Vela Gulfside Amphitheatre
Sat 7/21 Carlisle, PA Carlisle Bike Fest
** Wed 7/25 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
** Sun 7/29 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
** Wed 8/1 Lincoln NE The Bourbon Theatre
** Sun 8/5 Lewiston, ID Boomer’s Garden
** Tue 8/7 Modesto CA Modesto Centre Plaza
** Fri 8/10 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
** Sat 8/11 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sat 10/13 Centreville, MD Island Bay Day Festival
* With Taproot
** With Theory Of A Deadman
Today Serj Tankian released the official video for his first Harakiri single, “Figure It Out.” The video was directed by Ara Soudjian. “It’s a comical political song talking about abusive capitalism and the differences created in economic stature and the reaction to it” says Tankian about the video. “CEOs have gotten away with murder, until now…”
Harakiri, the new studio album from singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and political activist Serj Tankian is set to be released July 10th on Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. Harakiri, a Japanese word meaning ritualistic suicide, is the follow up to 2010’s Imperfect Harmonies and the third solo release from the System Of A Down frontman.
“Harakiri proves that Serj Tankian is not just one of the best vocalists in rock and metal, but one of the most passionate and provocative artists at work today.” – Revolver
Harakiri is presently available for pre-order on the singer’s official website. $2 from the sale of each pre-order will be donated to a non-profit organization to fight global hunger. The single, “Figure It Out,” is available digitally at services including iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Fans can also check out the lyric video on YouTube.
Serj and the rest of his bandmates in System of a Down will be performing a handful of dates in August.
Confirmed System Of A Down Tour Dates:
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Aerosmith will return on August 28th with their first album in eight years, Music From Another Dimension. The 14-track effort is proceeded by the lead single “Legendary Child”, which the band debuted on American Idol last night. You can stream the studio version below.
Music From Another Dimension Track Listing:
01. What Could Have Been Love
03. Street Jesus
04. Legendary Child
05. Oh Yeah
06. We All Fall Down
07. Another Last Goodbye
08. Out Go the Lights
09. Love Three Times a Day
11. Shakey Ground
12. Love a Lot
13. Freedom Fighter
14. Up on the Mountain
The band will support the release with a U.S. summer tour. Check out the full schedule below!
Aerosmith 2012 Tour Dates:
06/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
06/19 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
06/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
06/27 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
06/29 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
07/01 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
07/03 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/05 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/10 – Laval, QC @ Laval Nature Center
07/12 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Fest
07/14 – Grand Falls, NL @ Salmon Festival
07/17 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/19 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/24 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
07/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
07/28 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/30 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
08/01 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/04 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
08/08 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
“The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast”, a new book by Neil Daniels, will be released in June via Jawbone Books in the U.K. and Voyageur Press in the U.S.
Formed in east London in 1975, IRON MAIDEN went on to become one of the most successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to their credit, the legendary metal band remains hugely popular worldwide: Their 2010 album, “The Final Frontier”, debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and received unanimous critical praise.
In this, the first complete illustrated treatment of IRON MAIDEN, a roster of respected heavy metal journalists — including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Daniel Bukszpan, and more — relate the band’s history, analyze their recordings, and provide a complete discography.
The stories behind the band’s formation, recordings, and tours, are complemented with more than 400 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia, gig posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, buttons, and tickets. And with Derek Riggs (the man behind IRON MAIDEN’s iconic mascot, Eddie) having created the book’s exclusive cover art, this really is a must for any serious IRON MAIDEN collector.
Few bands have as widespread global appeal as IRON MAIDEN. Here is the book that gives that history its just treatment.
Neil Daniels has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, fanzines, and web sites. He had more than 10 books published between 2007 and 2011, including titles on JUDAS PRIEST, Robert Plant, BON JOVI, and JOURNEY. His reviews, articles, and interviews have appeared in The Guardian, Rock Sound, Record Collector and myriad other publications and web sites.
You can purchase the book at Amazon.com at this link.
We have been fans of classic rock music at Hard Rock Hideout for what seems like forever. The last few years have been a very exciting time in rock and roll with the influx of revival rock bands hitting the scene. One of the bands that have been a big part of the rock and roll revival, is Los Angeles, California’s Rival Sons.
I have been a fan of Rival Sons since I first listened to their CD, Pressure & Time. Needless to say, I was looking very forward to getting to see Rival Sons play live for the very first time. Rock at the Range gave me that opportunity, and the band did not disappoint. Scott Holiday’s wicked slide guitar, and Jay Buchanan’s powerful vocals rocked the huge crowd at the Jagermeister Stage at Rock on The Range. If you missed Rival Sons performance, you truly missed out on a great up and coming band that you are going to be hearing a lot more about in the years to come.
If you haven’t check out their CD, Pressure & Time, check out the video clips below, and grab a copy of the CD at this link. You will be glad you did! The band recently finished recording their new album which will be released later this year. More details about the new album coming soon!
Boston’s very own Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt of multi-platinum recording band EXTREME are performing the National Anthem this Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 PM at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays game.
Most recently, in the celebration of Fenway Park’s centennial, Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt and Daniel Bard joined forces and recorded a version of the song “Let The Good Times Roll” available on the 100 Year Anniversary Red Sox Commemorative album. A portion of proceeds benefits the Red Sox Foundation.
Bettencourt will also be celebrating his special fan Darren Parker, who has self-proclaimed himself as one of Nuno’s biggest fans. The band and fans know him as NunoFreak. Darren has an inoperable brain tumor rendering him unable to work as his medical bills are mounting.
A fundraiser is being held on June 23 at Sleep’s Bar & Grill in Bluffs, IL which will include an auction, donations and freewill. Darren’s dream was to have Nuno show up but unfortunately he will be in London on tour with Rihanna. Bettencourt came up with a solution to help.
Last Friday, Nuno surprised Darren by calling him on the phone and invited him to be his special guest with Gary for the Red Sox game. This generous offer includes Darren to be on the field when they perform the National Anthem. After the Anthem, Nuno will gift him one of his Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4 guitars so Darren can auction it on eBay to help cover his medical expenses. The Red Sox has kindly agreed to let Darren come in the afternoon to watch sound-check and then stay in the park to watch batting practice. “We are making this real special for him.” states Bettencourt. After the phone call with Nuno, Darren sent management an email saying that he “Literally had to pull the car over on the side of the road for 20 minutes to just process the conversation he just had with Nuno.”
Here is Darren’s website to learn more about his situation and the fundraiser.
Gary Cherone (lead vocals) and Nuno Bettencourt (guitar) are the driving force behind the iconic Boston rock band Extreme. To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released six albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a Billboard #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their 1990 multi-platinum album Pornograffitti and a Top Five hit with “Hole Hearted.” Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound is a mix of hard rock funk—fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style and Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics.
Great White has released a new video “(I’ve Got) Something For You” in support of their new album, Elation. Elation was released last Tuesday (5/22) and is available for purchase at Amazon.com at this link!