Sharing The Stage Is Carmine & Vinnie Appice
With Their New Rock Show “Drum Wars”
“Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar”
FEATURED SHREDDING OF: PANTERA, HENDRIX, RANDY RHOADS, METALLICA & MORE!
Michael Angelo Batio is performing his critically acclaimed show “Hands Without Shadows” June 15th at the Riverbend Festival on the Unum Stage at 8:00 pm. Also hitting the stage is Carmine and Vinnie Appice with their new rock show “Drum Wars”. The dual show is aptly named “Thunder & Fire” for this night’s performance and a must see for all rock fans. See a preview of Batio’s amazing show here:
Hands Without Shadows – A Tribute To Rock Guitar – http://youtu.be/ool5_5avLGA
Legendary shredder Michael Angelo Batio newly devised show: “Hands without Shadows – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” is a multimedia extravaganza featuring the music of some of the greatest rock guitarists of the past 50 years.
Michael Angelo Batio, takes you on his 90 minute aural/visual journey to the different eras of rock music while playing guitars with incredible speed and musical precision. The “Hands without Shadow’s – A Tribute to Rock Guitar” show entails an awesome display of guitar wizardry accompanied by an equally talented band. This chronological tribute features Batio’s incredible arrangements and medley’s from the different eras of rock beginning with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, then moving on to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Metallica and more.
The excitement of the show stays with you long after the performance. Michael Angelo Batio has been an extraordinary inspiration to countless musicians around the world, playing a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar. He embodies the spirit of a true artist who has ceaselessly pursued his own creative vision, while mentoring and cultivating the next generation of emerging musicians. Come see what all the talk is about of this true shred guitar legend!
Serj Tankian Reveals Second Track from Harakiri, “Cornucopia” with Lyric Video and Free Download
Today Serj Tankian revealed his latest track “Cornucopia” through his official website. “Cornucopia” is the second song to be released from upcoming album, Harakiri. Fans can download the track for free in exchange for providing name and email at SerjTankian.com.
“Cornucopia” Download through SerjTankian.com
Check out the Lyric Video for “Cornucopia” below!
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 official video on YouTube.
Serj and the rest of his bandmates in System of a Down will be performing a handful of dates in August. Serj is also confirmed to be part of Slipknot’s Knotfest August 16th and 17th.
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
Confirmed Serj Tankian Tour Dates:
08/16 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Motor Complex – KNOTFEST
08/17 Minneapolis, MN – Somerset Amphitheatre – KNOTFEST
Official Website: http://www.serjtankian.com
HART premiers debut music video “Untamed Heart of Rock N’ Roll”
– September 4th album release – NEON
Norwegian heavy metal band HART, vocalist Rock Hart together with lead guitarist Julian Angel, released their first single and music video entitled “Untamed Heart of Rock N’ Roll.” The song is the first single from HART’s upcoming debut album entitled “Neon.” Rock describes the video as “totally 80s. Think Billy Idol mixed with Power Station.”
HART is a heavy metal band from Oslo, Norway led by ex-SEKS frontman Rock Hart. Originally having worked together with SEKS, Rock teamed up with lead guitarist Julian Angel of Beautiful Beast in February 2012 to start work on “Neon.” Musically, the band draws from iconic 80s heavyweights such as Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, and Judas Priest, with a style that more than gives a nod to Billy Idol and Alice Cooper.
“Neon” will be available September 4th through CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, Zune, and all major online retailers.
EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER STONE TEMPLE PILOTS CONCERT DVD & BLU-RAY
ALIVE IN THE WINDY CITY LANDS JUNE 26
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the June 26 release of Alive In The Windy City, the first-ever Stone Temple Pilots concert to be authorized by the band for commercial video release. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $19.98 for Blu-ray]
Filmed in state-of-the-art high-definition, recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM Stereo, Stone Temple Pilots performed a high-octane show at the sold-out Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. This March 2010 concert blended new songs from their self-titled sixth album with classic hits from the inception of their career. Vocalist Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz erupted with a stop-on-a-dime tight, blistering set that included “Interstate Love Song” “Plush” “Vasoline” “Creep” “Sex Type Thing” and “Big Empty.” The 18-song show is complemented with bonus exclusive band member interviews — Total running time is 92 minutes.
Stone Temple Pilots were conceived in 1992 San Diego, successfully melding alternative rock, hard rock, melodic pop, and garage rock into a swirl of post-punk attitude with a hint of glam. Their first two albums—Core and Purple—immediately established them as one of the more adventurous of the American guitar bands. The raw, sonic energy of their songs and live shows propelled two decades worth of success. Amidst numerous break-ups and the four musicians coming and going in different bands, STP has never had a personnel change. Alive In The Windy City documents the strength and live prowess of this 20-year heavy-hitting rock collective.
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
3) Wicked Garden
4) Hollywood Bitch
5) Between The Lines
6) Hickory Dichotomy
7) Big Empty
8) Sour Girl
11) Interstate Love Song
13) Huckleberry Crumble
14) Sex Type Thing
15) Dead And Bloated
16) Lounge Fly
17) Piece Of Pie
18) Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart
8/18/12 – Pontiac, MI – Pontiac Silverdome
8/22/12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
8/24/12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Revel Resorts/Ovation Hall
8/25/12 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
8/27/12 & 8/29/12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
8/31/12 – Gilford, NH – Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
9/1/12 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Stadium
9/4/12 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
9/6/12 – Thunder Bay, ONT – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
9/7/12 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
9/9/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Convention Center
9/11/12 – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
9/12/12 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Convention Centre
9/20/12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl at The Palms
9/22/12 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/23/12 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park
New York rockers Grimm Jack sent me the link to their new video “Damned”, and I was immediately hooked. This song is on the band’s new EP of the same name, and is available for sale at CD Baby and iTunes. I was dumbfounded to find that this band started out in the 80’s. I don’t know why it took so long to hear Grimm Jack’s music. It just goes to show you how unkind the music industry is. Judging from “Damned” and the other songs I have listened to, Grimm Jack is going to be a band to keep an eye on.
For more information on Grimm Jack, please visit the band’s website. Check out the band’s clips “Damned” and “Can’t Stand Another Day” .
German rockers, Kissin’ Dynamite released their third CD, Money, Sex and Power in 2012. Their previous effort Addicted to Metal was my number one album of 2010, needless to say, I have been looking forward to this CD for months.
Money, Sex & Power picks up where Addicted to Metalleft off with more 80’s influenced retro rock. Jim Müller and Andre Braun dish out more killer guitar riffs, and Hannes Braun offers up another tremendous vocal performance. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite German hard rock singers.
I love the fact that Kissin’ Dynamite is keeping the rock music I enjoy alive, and they deliver with another batch of cool tunes on Money, Sex and Power. The CD isn’t without some pure cheese, (i.e. “Dinosaurs Are Still Alive”) but while some songs fail, others are too good to miss. “Sex Is War”, “She’s A Killer” and “I Will Be King” are amongst Kissin’ Dynamite’s best songs ever.
“Six Feet Under” is also a very cool tune, that could easily be released as a single on U.S. rock radio.
I don’t think Money, Sex & Power is better than Addicted to Metal, but it is still pretty good, and is a step above many of the hard rock releases of 2012.
If you enjoy 80’s style hard rock & hair metal, you need to check out Kissin’ Dynamite. They have delivered another fun CD, and I think you will enjoy it as much as I have.
You can grab a copy of Money, Sex and Power from Amazon.com at this link. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Money, Sex & Power
02. I Will Be King
03. Operation Supernova
04. Sex Is War
05. Club 27
06. Dinosaurs Are Still Alive
07. She’s A Killer
08. Sleaze Deluxe
10. Six Feet Under
Kissin’ Dynamite is:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitar
Jim Muller – guitar
Steffen Haile – bass
Andreas Schnitzer – drums