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Eve to Adam have just announced that they will be supporting Creed on their nationwide tour this Spring. The tour is being billed as the “2 Nights LIVE Tour” and will be kicking off on 4/13 in Chicago. More dates to be added soon.
Eve to Adam have also just released their new single “Reach” on iTunes and Amazon. “Reach” is the second single off of the band’s 2011 album Banquet For a Starving Dog, and is an inspirational track about reaching for your hopes and dreams. “Reach” is also steadily climbing the Active Rock Charts, currently at #36.
2 Nights Live Tour dates are as follows (more shows to be added soon):
4/13 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre – supporting Creed
4/14 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre – supporting Creed
4/16 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre – supporting Creed
4/17 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre – supporting Creed
4/19 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre – supporting Creed
4/20 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre – supporting Creed
4/21 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena – supporting Creed
4/24 Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre – supporting Creed
4/25 Syracuse, NY @ Station 58 – headline show
4/26 Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center – supporting Creed
4/27 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – supporting Creed
4/30 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater – supporting Creed
5/01 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater – supporting Creed
5/02 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – supporting Creed
5/09 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre – supporting Creed
5/11 Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl – supporting Creed
5/12 Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Resort Casino – supporting Creed
5/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre – supporting Creed
5/19 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre – supporting Creed
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium – Rock on the Range Festival
5/21 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre by AMC – supporting Creed
5/22 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre by AMC – supporting Creed
5/26 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant – supporting Creed
5/27 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle – supporting Creed
5/31 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit – supporting Creed
MARK TREMONTI is a founding member and lead guitarist of both Creed and Alter Bridge. To be a part of two successful Rock bands that are embraced by fans worldwide is an accomplishment that most of us nine to fivers can only dream about. Mark Tremonti is certainly living this Rock ‘n’ Roll dream and he has done so throughout his career with the upmost dedication to his music and bands, with more than a touch of class. The songs Mark has written have become benchmarks for generations of aspiring Rock musicians, while the guitar he plays resonates his very own sound and style that is Creed and Alter Bridge.
With the release of AB III back on November 9th, 2010, the critics and fans have spoken with unparalleled approval. Achieving their first number one single with “Isolation”, AB III has been widely accepted as a tremendous album of Hard Rock from a group of musicians that have more than paid their dues. January 11th, 2011 saw the release of the highly anticipated: Alter Bridge “Live From Amsterdam” CD/DVD. With so many great things happening in the world of Alter Bridge, the timing could never be more perfect to interview Mark Tremonti. During his extremely busy schedule, Mark took the time to answer some questions that Hard Rock Hideout threw at him. Here is what Mark had to say:
HRH: Congratulations on your bands first #1 single! (Isolation had hit #1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S.). How Satisfying does this feel?
MARK: Oh, it’s great! We’ve been working long and hard over these years. It’s hard to get a number one single. We’ve had a couple of number two singles in the past, so getting our first number one is really fun!
HRH: Who have you turned to throughout your career, for the most advice and support?
MARK: I would say my bandmates and managers. They are the only ones who know what we’re really going through. The guys I “look up to” I only speak with for a couple of hours now and again.
HRH: When you began writing songs for AB III, were there any pre-determined themes you wanted to cover or did the lyrical and writing process fall into place naturally?
MARK: It went the same way as our other records. Myles (Kennedy) and I always go back and forth with each other. It’s just like putting together pieces of a puzzle. We like to keep our songs open-ended while we both share in the process. This time around, with AB III, we wrote a darker and heavier record. I just did not want to consider radio or record sales this time around, with our new record. I just knew this time not to “play it safe”, it just hinders the entire writing process.
HRH: Did you ever perceive “Wonderful Life” (from AB III) to sound so moving once it was recorded?
MARK: That song really translated really well on record. When I heard Myles singing that tune on tour, I said I have to remember this song for our new record! I think this song is a shining moment vocally for Myles.
HRH: I’ll agree with you!
HRH: Was “Slip To The Void” (from AB III) written about anyone the band knows personally?
MARK: Myles has had his troubles, losing faith in recent years and not believing in the material world, so this was what Myles was going through personally.
HRH: Can you reveal the secret to Myles taking care of his amazing voice?
MARK: There’s no secret. Myles works hard and he has studied in L.A. with Ron Anderson. Myles warms up one and a half hours before a show and warms down afterwards. He doesn’t smoke or eat any foods high in sugar. Myles is very conscientious in taking care of himself.
HRH Note: Ron Anderson is a renowned vocal coach.
HRH: Being that Alter Bridge played their very first live show in Amsterdam, was there a special vibe you guys received from the fans there, while you recorded “Live From Amsterdam”?
MARK: Oh yeah! They were a great crowd! We’d do anything and the fans in Amsterdam would be all over it! I’m really glad we chose Amsterdam to record our live record.
HRH: Do you stockpile guitar parts you’ve written for future albums or do you take it as it comes?
MARK: No, I stockpile lots of stuff all the time. If I’m bored, I go through my guitar parts for new ideas. I label them for the part that it is, say, bridge, lead, solo, with 4/4 timing and so on. The sad truth is, most of my material, about seventy percent of it, I’ll never use.
HRH: Wow, Mark, that is a lot of parts that will never be heard.
MARK: That’s why I’m doing a solo record. I’m trying not to waste anything I’ve written over the years.
HRH: What does the schedule look like for your solo record?
MARK: I’ve revisited it in February and it will take a couple of years to finish. It will take downtime off touring to get the work done on this solo album. Then, family does keep me busy during downtime!
HRH: Brace yourself Mark, this is an important question coming. Do you watch American Idol?
MARK: I don’t. My wife is watching it though. After all these years, I’ve kind of lost track of it all. The first four seasons were good and it was advertised all over the place.
HRH: If you could travel back to the 70’s, what band would you want to try out for on guitar?
MARK: Oh gee, that’s a tough one. Maybe as a rhythm guitarist for Led Zeppelin. Black Sabbath too. Those are two great bands, you can’t get any better than that!
HRH: Do you have a message to share to your fans?
MARK: I really want to thank them for their support over the years.
For more information on Mark Tremonti & Alter Bridge, check out the Alter Bridge website at this link!
I first discovered the band Logan, when Irish hard rockers Million Dollar Reload mentioned them as a band that they have toured with recently. A few internet clicks later, and I stumbled upon another kick ass rock band from the UK. This unsigned band already has three CD’s under their belt, and have played with Alter Bridge & Bon Jovi, as well as major festivals in Europe. In the United States, they are largely unknown, but judging from the songs on Cruel Little World, that wont be the case for very long.
Logan’s third CD, Cruel Little World was re-released in 2008 with three bonus tracks, “Lost & Found”, “Grounded” and “New Way”. I would describe the band’s sound as a mix between Creed & Shinedown. It blows my mind that Logan is unsigned, as there are less talented bands touring the United States today. Cruel Little World is impressive collection of modern hard rock, that should be played on radio stations everywhere.
“Hallowed Ground”, “Out of Mind”, “Be Strong” and “New Way” are the heaviest cuts on this CD, and are easily my favorites. There truly isn’t a bad song in the bunch, and there are several hit worthy tunes on this disc.
You can check out the songs from Cruel Little World on Reverbnation at this link, and you can purchase it from iTunes at this location. This CD is going to be a mainstay in my play list, and it should be in yours too. Check Logan out! You will be glad you did!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Lost & Found
02. Stand To Reason
03. Hallowed Ground
04. Tell Me
05. When I Get Down
07. Out Of Mind
09. Be Strong
10. With Me (Acoustic)
11. New Way
Kenny Collins – Vocals
Al Reilly – Lead Guitar
Mick Coll – Rhythm Guitar
Iain Stratton – Drums
Steve Reilly – Bass
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Backstage Documentary Among Bonus Features As Dec. 8 Release
Follows Nationwide Theatrical Screening
Fans of multi-platinum power rockers CREED are in for a special treat this Holiday Season as CREED LIVE, the first-ever live DVD from one of the most successful bands of the past decade, hits stores and all major online retailers on December 8, 2009, the day after its nationwide theatrical screening in movie theaters.
CREED LIVE, captured during the band’s long-awaited “Full Circle” reunion tour, includes every favorite track a Creed fan would want, including “Higher,” “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “Bullets” plus new songs such as “Overcome” and “A Thousand Faces” from Full Circle, the band’s first studio effort in seven years. Full Circle recently debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts second only to Michael Jackson’s This Is It. The DVD also includes a revealing documentary that follows Creed throughout “Full Circle” tour with exclusive band interviews and behind-the-scenes, and a photo gallery with over 100 intimate photos from the Summer 2009 trek.
Directed by Daniel E. Catullo III (Rush, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Smashing Pumpkins, Godsmack) and produced by Catullo, Lionel Pasamonte, and Peter Bowers, the 239-camera, state-of-the-art high definition shoot was filmed in front of a fanatical audience of 18,000 screaming fans in Houston at The Woodlands – Cynthia Woods Pavillion” on September 25, 2009. The band gave the performance of a lifetime, setting four World Records – including most cameras utilized in a live concert recording – and using first-time technology in a live concert environment, highlighted by the “Big Freeze” effect immortalized in the hit film “The Matrix.” The concert audio was mixed by Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin) in 5.1 Surround Sound and the disc will feature Standard 5.1, Stereo and DTS audio streams.
“Making this DVD was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us,” says CREED lead singer Scott Stapp. “Daniel Catullo and his staff not only set a world record filming this, but set a whole new benchmark for filming the live show with unprecedented vision and creativity. I have never seen anything like this, nor have our fans. I am so excited to finally give CREED fans something they will never forget. I know this is something that will keep us connected at all times through the live experience. Honestly, I am blown away!”
In addition to an arsenal of High Definition TV Cameras, jibs, cranes, etc, the “Big Freeze” technology required over 200 Nikon still cameras to create and entirely new concert viewing experience in scenes which will be made available in the “Deluxe Edition” of “Creed Live” coming out in early 2010. The “Deluxe Edition” promises to be a true collector’s piece. The limited edition set will include a full feature-length film about the history of Creed, a live audio CD and special collectors’ items such as a T-shirt, poster and a backstage pass from the “Full Circle” tour”. Keep checking www.rockpit.com for an announcement soon on the “Deluxe Edition” release date.
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“Being able to have access to so many different forms of technology and equipment for this shoot not only allowed me to capture Creed in a way never done before, it gives the viewers angles they would never otherwise be able to see,” says Director/Producer Catullo. “This project was definitely a highlight of my career and I am sure that Creed fans will appreciate every bit of hard work and energy we put into this.”
The main concert set list will include the following songs:
3. My Own Prison
4. Say I
5. Never Die
7. A Thousand Faces
8. What If
10. Are You Ready?
11. What’s This Life For
12. Faceless Man
13. With Arms Wide Open
14. My Sacrifice
16. One Last Breath
Bonus features Include:
Behind the Scenes Documentary of the Full Circle Tour
Trailer for the Upcoming “Deluxe Box Set”
Scott Stapp– Lead Vocals
Mark Tremonti – Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals
Brian Marshall – Bass
Scott Phillips – Drums
With Eric Friedman- Guitars (Touring Musician Only)
The band you love to hate is back with a massive summer tour that will begin August 6th in Pittsburgh, PA, and wrap up in October. Check below for dates.
6 – Pittsburgh, PA
8 – Darien Center, NY
9 – Hershey, PA
11 – Saratoga Springs, NY
13 – Philadelphia, PA
15 – Wantagh, NY
16 – Holmdel, NJ
18 – Boston, MA
20 – Hartford, CT
21 – Washington, DC
22 – Virginia Beach, VA
25 – Detroit, MI
26 – Cleveland, OH
28 – Cincinnati, OH
29 – Indianapolis, IN
30 – Chicago, IL
1 – Milwaukee, WI
2 – Columbus, OH
4 – Raleigh, NC
5 – Charlotte, NC
11 – Atlanta, GA
12 – Birmingham, AL
15 – Orlando, FL
16 – West Palm Beach, FL
18 – Lafayette, LA
19 – New Orleans, LA
20 – Bossier City, LA
22 – Dallas, TX
24 – San Antonio, TX
25 – Houston, TX
27 – Las Vegas, NV
29 – Glendale, AZ
30 – Irvine, CA
2 – Salt Lake City, UT
3 – Denver, CO
6 – Minneapolis, MN
7 – Omaha, NE
9 – Tulsa, OK
10 – Kansas City, MO
13 – St. Louis, MO
14 – Nashville, TN
Led Zeppelin reunion tour…I get it. Creed reunion tour…not so much. Does anyone even want to see this band reunite? Perhaps I’m in the minority here, but I think Creed blows ass.
When news broke in 2004 that this band was parting ways, I couldn’t have been more excited. Sure they sold millions of albums and went platinum a few times over, but I couldn’t get past how overrated they were. There was nothing that they brought to the table that really blew me away. They were decent musicians, but Scott Stapp killed it for them.
Not only was Scott Stapp’s voice incredibly annoying to me, but he was a douchebag to boot. Rumors were flying about what a jerk he was and his substance abuse problems certainly didn’t help him at all. I have no idea what caused the demise of this band, but I have a feeling that Scott Stapp was at the core of the break up.
Then enter Alter Bridge. I have to admit, I had my doubts about them only because they were former members of Creed. Then I heard them for the first time at Rock on the Range and was pretty impressed. It was nice to see that the ex-Creed members actually could rock with a kick ass front man, Myles Kennedy. At times I wondered if the rest of the world’s Creed haters would be as open to Alter Bridge as I was and actually give them a chance. Apparently they were because Alter Bridge has done pretty well for themselves.
Which brings me to this question: Why reunite with Creed when they’ve had so much success with Alter Bridge? Maybe Alter Bridge hasn’t achieved platinum status, but I truly believe they’re a much better band than Creed ever was or ever could be. Then there’s Scott Stapp. Why would you want to reunite with this douche? If he was hard to work with before, he’s going to be just as hard to deal with now.
Is it money? Perhaps, although I don’t tend to think so. I’ve heard from a reliable source that those boys in Creed are LOADED beyond their wildest dreams. I suppose money is the ultimate deal closer and in the economic times we’re enduring now, no one is going to say no to a few extra bucks.
Is it demand? I highly doubt it. When’s the last time you heard someone say, “Man…I REALLY wish Creed would get back together. They were so bad ass.” Actually, I’ve never even heard anyone use the words Creed and bad ass in the same sentence before.
Is it just for the love of music? I guess Scott Stapp did tell Rolling Stone that they all apologized to each other for being jerks and sat around and jammed together and that he “missed [his] boys and wanted to create music with them again.” I suppose I could see that to an extent, but their music sucked to being with. Plus, I’m sure Scott Stapp will regress back to his old ways and just turn into a jerk again. Look at Van Halen. Every time they reunite with David Lee Roth, something goes wrong. But the difference here is that it’s Van Halen. They are legendary and people want to see David Lee Roth with them. Creed will never be legendary and no one cares about Scott Stapp.
I’m interested to see how well this Creed reunion tour will do. I’ll be keeping an eye on it, that’s for sure. Perhaps they will prove me wrong and sell out some arenas. Then Scott Stapp can tell me what an idiot I am…and I’ll still call him a douche.
Billboard.com is reporting that Creed is hammering out details for a lucrative 2009 reunion tour, sources tell Billboard. The Scott Stapp-led group, which was one of the top sellers of the past decade, has not performed since a rancorous split in June 2004.
Stapp promptly embarked on a solo career, while guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips and original bassist Brian Marshall formed Alter Bridge with vocalist Myles Kennedy and released two albums. The 2004 Wind-Up debut, “One Day Remains,” sold 496,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan; a 2006 follow-up for Universal, “Blackbird,” has moved 227,000.
However, Kennedy is rumored to be the top contender to replace Robert Plant for a tour with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. And following a recent USO tour performing for American servicemen oversees, Stapp is said to be in prime physical and mental condition.
As such, there are “significant dollars” on the table for a Creed trek, according to sources close to the situation, who say an official announcement could be imminent. A spokesperson for Wind-Up tells Billboard, “There have been some talks, but it would be premature to comment on them at this time.”
Creed has sold 26.1 million albums in the United States since 1997, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group was also a significant touring presence, having grossed more than $70.3 million from 220 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore between Nov. 1997 and Dec. 2002.
Who needs Robert Plant? Apparently not the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, who are ready to pull the trigger on a tour with a new singer if Plant refuses to join in. Sources tell Billboard the front man first in line for the gig is Myles Kennedy, who has most recently led the rock outfit Alter Bridge.
Kennedy has rehearsed with Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham on several occasions, according to sources in the know. In a recent BBC interview, Jones confirmed the band was planning to tour but didn’t refer to Kennedy by name.
Although he was on board for a one-off reunion in December 2007 in London, Plant has steadfastly declined to hit the road with Zeppelin. In late September, he issued a statement saying he has “no intention whatsoever of touring with anyone for at least the next two years,” and also wished Page, Jones and Bonham “nothing but success with any future projects.”
If things move forward, the biggest question would be what to call the group. Would Zeppelin fans stand for it if the original name was used despite Plant’s absence?
There may be one unintended side effect should Kennedy bolt Alter Bridge, which has released an album each for Wind-Up and Universal. That band features the non-singing members of Creed, who split with front man Scott Stapp in 2004. But sources indicate there would be big bucks in a Creed reunion tour and that the band may indeed rise again.
If you are a fan of the band Creed, then Alter Bridge probably needs no introduction. Alter Bridge consists of 3 former members of platinum recording artist Creed, and ex-Mayfield Four singer, Myles Kennedy.
With the new CD Blackbird, not only has the band crafted their finest work since the breakup of Creed, but they have also created what could be one of the best new hard rock records of 2007. Yes, It really is that good!
Blackbird starts off with a crushing rocker, Ties That Bind. This song sets the stage immediately for what I knew was going to be an incredible listening experience.
Come To Life has a cool groove, a heavy bass line, sing along lyrics, and killer guitar work. GREAT!!
The pace slows down a bit with Brand New Start. Myles Kennedy excellent voice shines almost as much as his guitar work on this track. More Great Stuff!
I have listened to Buried Alive a few times now and this song hasn’t impressed me as much as some of the others. It is slowly growing on me.
Coming Home has a very heavy bass line. This is another headbanging track that has a Tool like feel about it. Cool!
Before Tomorrow Comes will be a monster radio hit! This song is exactly the type of tune that Creed had some hits off. Soaring vocals and sing along lyrics. I love this song!
Rise Today is the first single and video from Blackbird. If you like this song, you are going to love this disc. This was the first song that I heard, and I knew that I had to hear more after listening to this one. Check out the video below:
Blackbird is the longest song on this disc, clocking in at nearly 8 minutes in length. This is like 2 or 3 songs wrapped up in one. At times, it has a stoner rock like feel, but then the music slows down, and Myles Kennedy’s voice takes off. The guitars really howl on this track. This is an extremely cool song that does not feel too long. In fact, you will find yourself replaying this one to pick up on things that you didn’t catch the first time around. Amazing!
The bass riff that starts off on One By One sounds like something that Tony Iommi would write. The song itself has a slightly darker feel to it, but once again the voice of Myles Kennedy powers this song to new heights. This song has some hit potential.
Watch Over You slows the tempo back down again. At this point Myles Kennedy has me saying Scott who? This guy has a killer voice!
Break Me Down is a song that I think could have had much more potential with a little different arrangement on the music. It is still a solid tune though.
White Knuckles is one of the heavier songs on Blackbird. Be prepared to headbang to this one!
Wayward One is a mid tempo, moody sounding song. It is a solid track, but not the strongest one on Blackbird. I probably would have mixed this song higher in the playing order, but that is just my personal taste.
Don’t even hesitate in picking this disc up! Blackbird is nothing short of a brilliant listening experience. You don’t even have to take my word for it! Alter Bridge have launched a special listening party for their fans a chance to check out the album in its entirety. Click this link to listen to Blackbird in its entirety. Warning…..you will be heading to store to purchase this one, if you take the time out to preview it!
1. Ties That Bind
2. Come To Life
3. Brand New Start
4. Buried Alive
5. Coming Home
6. Before Tomorrow Comes
7. Rise Today
10. Watch Over You
11. Break Me Down
12. White Knuckles
13. Wayward One
Alter Bridge is:
Myles Kennedy – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Mark Tremonti – Guitar and Backing Vocals
Brian Marshall – Bass
Scott Phillips – Drums