When former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler comes back from the dead, he means it. When Adler’s new CD hits the stores on 11/27, prepare to be BLOWN AWAY! Back From The Dead is packed with great songs, and some killer guest appearances from John 5, Slash and Jeff Pilson. I have been looking forward to Adler’s solo debut for quite some time, but I didn’t expect it to be THIS good.
I had high hopes for this album after hearing “The One That You Hated” a few months ago. Back From The Dead does not disappoint one bit!
Jeff Pilson produced the album with Adler, and also handles all of the bass work on the CD. When you have a rhythm section that is Steven Adler and Jeff Pilson, can you really do wrong?
Steven Adler scored big when he got Lynam’s Jacob Bunton to join his band. No only does Bunton handle the vocals for Adler, but is also the lead song writer. Bunton has written a bunch of quality songs, and delivers what could be the vocal performance of his career.
The opening song “Back From The Dead” almost has a Cinderella like opening, but once this song kicks into gear, it is a take no prisoners, head-banging tune.
“Own Worst Enemy”, “Another Version of The Truth” and “The One That You Hated” are three more killer tracks stacked up back to back.
I was excited to learn that John 5 is one of the guest guitarists on Back From The Dead. If you are familiar with John 5, then you will recognize his playing on “Good To Be Bad”. His guitar work is amazing on this song!
I figured that “Just Don’t Ask featuring Slash would be a real ripping track, and I was very wrong about that one. This is a slower track, but Slash’s fretwork shines. This is a great song!
“Blown Away” is a real rocker that ought to be a radio single for Adler. This song is going to take the world by storm.
“Your Diamonds” has a 70’s classic rock feel, while the album closer “Dead Wrong” has a more of a modern feel to it.
Back From The Dead is easily one of the biggest surprises, and strongest albums of 2012. I love this album, and I think you will too! Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
Back From the Dead will be released on November 27th, 2012. You can preorder the CD here!
1. Back From The Dead (Paul, Pilson, Bunton)
2. Own Worst Enemy (Paul, Bunton)
3. Another Version Of The Truth (Bunton, Paul, Pilson)
4. The One That You Hated (Bunton, Paul)
5. Good To Be Bad (Paul, Bunton)
6. Just Don’t Ask (Bunton)
7. Blown Away (Bunton)
8. Waterfall (Paul, Bunton)
9. Habit (Paul)
10. Your Diamonds (Bunton)
11.Dead Wrong (Paul, Bunton)
Jacob Bunton -lead vocals, guitar, mandolin and piano
Lonny Paul – guitar and vocals
Steven Adler- drums, cowbell, shakers, tambourine, crowbar, shovel and screams
Johnny Martin – bass and vocals
Jeff Pilson – bass on all tracks, 6 string guitar, keys and vocals
Slash – Lead guitar on “Just Don’t Ask”
John 5 – Lead guitar on “Good To Be Bad”
Michael Lord – Piano on “Waterfall”
Rock & Rollers Modern Superstar recently signed a new deal with HVM. The band is winding down the second leg of their Redemption II Tour and then heading into the studio with song writer extraordinaire Chip Z’ Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff, Adler’s Appetite). New material from Modern Superstar is set to be released first quarter of 2013.
Modern Superstar also lent a helping hand for New Jersey victims of Hurricane Sandy. The band performed at a benefit show at Dingbatz on November 9th helping to raise proceeds to aid those in need. Modern Superstar also performed at Rock Harvest a charity event for FallenBlue.org in Towson, MD on November 10th and turned the heads of many with their hi-intensity set.
Video’s of the performance are now surfacing. Here is Modern Superstar performing ‘Breaking The Chains’ by Dokken.
German guitar legend ULI JON ROTH will be returning to North America for a special tour commemorating his 40th anniversary of joining THE SCORPIONS.
ULI plans on celebrating this anniversary with a one of a kind show that features an entire set of SCORPIONS material as well as selections from his extensive solo catalog. Every show on the tour will be recorded for a live album documenting this amazing milestone in ULI‘s career.
The tour is currently scheduled to kick off January 25th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through March 3rd in Los Angeles. More dates will be added in the coming days. Stay tuned to http://www.ulijonroth.com for the most up to date schedule.
ULI is looking forward to presenting this historical show to his North American fans:
“Celebrating my 40th anniversary of joining the band, we will play a full set of SCORPIONS songs alongside my more recent material. We will feature several songs from each of the albums that I played on, including some, which have not been played live before. I’m really looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!”
Because of his ground-breaking, highly innovative and distinctive trademark guitar work, ULI is widely regarded as being one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
As one of the main founding members of THE SCORPIONS, ULI wrote much of the material for the bands – by now legendary – first five albums, which include the hugely successful live album “Tokyo Tapes”. These early SCORPIONS years with ULI, Klaus and Rudolf as the nucleus, were absolutely essential in shaping what is now considered the classic SCORPIONS sound.
ULI is regarded as a significant influence by many notable guitar players, including, but not limited to Slash, Eddie Van Halen Joe Satriani, Kirk Hammett, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. Having collaborated and shared the stage with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Deep Purple, Brian May, Jack Bruce, UFO, and many others, ULI continues to inspire and pave the way for musicians and fans alike.
After his departure from THE SCORPIONS, ULI JON ROTH embarked on a successful career as a solo artist, producing highly influential albums with his band Electric Sun, as well as performing classical concertos with orchestras.
ULI also invented his own instrument the legendary 6-octave Sky Guitar, which is currently on the market as a limited Edition signature model.
In addition to his 40th Anniversary shows, ULI will also be offering his world renowned Sky Academy Seminars while he is on the road in North America. These introductory seminars are not just aimed at guitarists, but fans and even non-musicians may well find plenty to gain from Uli’s unique way of talking about some of the deeper mysteries of music. For some people Sky Academy has even been a life-changing experience, because ULI‘s teaching can open up completely new ways of experiencing music.
The aim of Sky Academy is to provide knowledge and inspiration to those who take guitar playing seriously and to help them reach a new plateau. The seminars are designed to open musicians’ eyes to new possibilities and to trigger an awakening of the student’s full potential and talent. Special emphasis is given to inspirational concepts rather than just technical means. Sky Academy is designed to teach particularly those things which are not normally touched upon in music teaching, but which provide a true gateway to mastery.
Tickets for the introductory seminars are available through the individual venues and can also be purchased at http://www.sky-academy-registration.com/.
Uli Jon Roth Live
2 Day Sky Academy Seminar
1/21/13: Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse
1/22/13: Santa Monica, CA @ Santa Monica Playhouse
1/25/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey (w/ Warren DeMartini)
1/26/13: Santa, CA @ Malone’s
1/27/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
1/31/13: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
2/1/13: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
2/6/13: New York, NY @ Stage 48*
2/7/13: White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
2/8/13: Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/9/13: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile*
2/10/13: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
2/12/13: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
2/13/13: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
2/16/13: Savage, MN @ Neisen’s Sports Bar & Grill
2/17/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club*
2/23/13: Corona, CA @ Marquee 15
2/26/13: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/27/13: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
*Denotes shows with Sky Academy Seminars*
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All That Remains’ new music video for “Stand Up,” the first off their new album A War You Cannot Win. The video was directed by P.R. Brown (Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Marilyn Manson) and filmed on location at Phil’s ranch in New Hampshire. Check it out below!
Catch All That Remains on tour on one of the dates below!
Dethklok, All That Remains, and The Black Dahlia Murder
11/20/2012 Denver, CO @ Fillmore
11/21/2012 Salt Lake City, UT @ Great Salt Air
11/23/2012 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/24/2012 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/26/2012 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/27/2012 Hollywood, CA @ Palladium
11/28/12 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/30/2012 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/1/2012 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
12/2/2012 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/4/2012 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/6/2012 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
12/7/2012 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
12/8/2012 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
12/11/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/12/12 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
12/13/12 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
12/14/12 New York, NY @Roseland Ballroom
12/15/12 Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
12/17/2012 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
12/19/2012 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Live Music
12/20/2012 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop^
12/21/2012 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s^
12/22/2012 Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
^ = festival date
UK hard rockers Heaven’s Basement are proud to reveal the cover art and track listing for their debut album FILTHY EMPIRE. The album has now been confirmed for a February 5th, 2013 North American street date via Red Bull Records. Filthy Empire is produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides) and is the follow-up to the band’s independently-released, acclaimed EP, Unbreakable. The video for the first single from the forthcoming album, “Fire, Fire,” directed by Michael Maxxis (Ours, Sum 41, and Our Lady Peace), is streaming now on YouTube.
Originally formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have already toured with the likes of Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman, Shinedown, and more, and played this year’s Download Festival in the UK to a packed tent of more than 5,000 fans. Kerrang declared earlier this year, “Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.”
Filthy Empire Track listing
1. Welcome Home
2. Fire, Fire
3. Nothing Left To Lose
4. Lights Out In London
5. I Am Electric
6. The Long Goodbye
7. Heartbreaking Son of a Bitch
8. Be Somebody
9. Can’t Let Go
10. The Price We Pay
11. Jump Back
12. Executioner’s Day
The latest episode of the RagingMetal show is now available for streaming and download. This week’s episode features new music from Doro, T&N, Firewind and the feature band KISS. Check it out!
Teen rock sensation Cherri Bomb has released a new video “Too Many Faces”. The video clip was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Lisa Mann (Apocalyptica, The Used).
“Too Many Faces” is the first single from Cherri Bomb’s full-length debut album, THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL, the disc Revolver Magazine called “a defiant blast of teenage rebellion that suggests a cross between Halestorm and the Foo Fighters.”
Though the girls’ ages range from 14 to 16, their album is the product of years of work. It begins with guitarist/vocalist Julia Pierce, who found her musical calling when she was very young. Her talent was undeniable, and her commitment was so unwavering that her parents were persuaded to uproot the family and move from New Jersey to Los Angeles – where they believed that she would have more opportunities to pursue her music. “When I got an electric guitar,” she says, “I realized that I wanted and needed to start my own band. I posted ads online and in local music shops around LA, looking for girl musicians my own age who were as passionate about music as I was. At the time it was hard to find girls my age who could even play instruments.”
Once the lineup was solidified (Nia Lovelis on drums, Miranda Miller on guitar and keys, Rena Lovelis on bass), the quartet hit the ground running. Over the course of the past two years, Cherri Bomb opened for a Foo Fighters’ arena show in Germany, performed at all the major European festivals, including Reading, Leeds, Rock En Seine, Oxegen, Highfields and Lowlands, and tore up Australia’s Soundwave festival. They’ve also shared stages with Bush, Staind, Lostprophets, Buckcherry and performed on this year’s Warped Tour. The all-girl rock band from Los Angeles not only held their own, but they won new believers at every stop.
Debut album THIS IS THE END OF CONTROL was released earlier this year. The album includes notable tracks such as “Raw. Real,” “Let It Go,” and “Shake the Ground,” which was also featured on Marvel’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE movie-inspired soundtrack.