Check out the latest video from Endeverafter, “Next Best Thing” below.
In 2008, I think I attended a record number of live shows. In no order, I saw the following artists: The Bulletboys, Joey Belladonna, Van Halen, AC/DC, The Answer, Bang Tango, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Hinder, Rev Theory, Trapt, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Motley Crue, Poison, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Airbourne, Theory of a Deadman, Disturbed, Slipknot, Endeverafter, Stonerider, RATT, Jackyl, Pop Evil and more.
Hopefully 2009 will be as good as 2008 from a live perspective!
The following are my favorites of 2008!
5. Bang Tango, L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat
Ok, so none of these bands have their original lineups anymore. Does that mean that they rock less? Absolutely not. Bang Tango kicked ass. Marty Casey proved to be a good front man for the the Tracii Guns version of L.A. Guns, and Faster Pussycat was still sleazy as ever.
4. Stonerider, Endeverafter and Airbourne
This was my first Airbourne experience, and I will never forget it. Stonerider and Endeverafter kicked ass too.
A great show for a mere $10.00.
3. Mayhem Festival
At this show the bands that I caught live were Black Tide, Five Finger Death Punch, Airbourne, Dragonforce, Disturbed and Slipknot.
I got to meet the guys in Dragonforce and Airbourne at this show. This was my first time seeing Slipknot live. A crazy day and some great live shows!
I am biased, but I love seeing Motley Crue live. They may not be the best band in the world, but they do put on one of the best live shows. Buckcherry, Sixx A.M. and Papa Roach were all great too!
1. AC/DC with The Answer
Even though my seats were terrible, this show was excellent, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I loved getting to see The Answer for the first time. AC/DC puts on one the biggest and loudest live shows that I have ever seen. Awesome!
In November 2009, QUEENSRŸCHE will board the MSC Poesia to headline ShipRocked, an unparalleled five-day rock and roll music cruise. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 15, ShipRocked will sail to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, before returning on November 20.QUEENSRŸCHE Campaign members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets during an exclusive fan club pre-sale beginning Monday, November 10, 2008.
“Everyone in the band is excited to share this new performing experience with our fans,” states QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate. “We’ll crank it up, drink some wine and bask in the sun on the Caribbean together. TheShipRocked cruise will definitely be rockin’ come next November and we hope you can join us in the festivities.”
In addition to QUEENSRŸCHE, ShipRocked will feature live performances on multiple stages by SKID ROW, ENDEVERAFTER, LYNAM, and several other major artists being announced soon. Throughout the cruise,ShipRocked passengers will be treated to an array of on-board events and activities, including meet and greets with the artists, theme nights, heavy metal karaoke, contests, charity auctions, and maybe even a few all-star jam sessions!
Everyone onboard will feel like a rock star, as they bask in both sun and luxury on MSC’s Poesia. The Poesia is the third spectacular vessel in the MSC Cruise Line’s “Musica” family of ships. This amazing super-liner features MSC Cruise Line’s signature Italian inspired decor, impeccable service, sumptuous cuisine in multiple restaurants, beautiful swimming pools, hot tubs, a full-service spa and fitness center. Nearly two-thirds of the ship’s staterooms include private balconies!
ShipRocked will truly be the ultimate rock and roll vacation and backstage pass!
Pricing for ShipRocked begins at only $599 per passenger, with early booking discounts and exclusive passenger packages available.
For more information, please visit the ShipRocked website at this link.
Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of the WWE. A couple of decades ago, I used to watch the WWF, when some of the classic wrestlers like Andre the Giant, The Junkyard Dog, Rowdy Piper, and Hulk Hogan were still wrestling.
I haven’t followed the WWE, and I know very few of today’s wrestlers. I typically wouldn’t give a disc like this a second look.
Whoever produced this CD, forgot to give credit to the bands performing the songs. You wont find the band names on this disc. You wil only find the name of the wrestler for who the theme was recorded for.
So why pick up the CD? Three reasons, Endeverafter, Theory of A Deadman, and Airbourne. If you are a completist, and you like to own every song, but a certain band, there may be a couple of songs on here that will interest you.
Endeverafter’s tune, No More Words was recorded for Jeff Hardy. No Chance in Hell by Theory of A Deadman was recorded as a them song for Vince McMahon, and Airbourne’s tune, Turn Up The Trouble was recorded for Mr. Kennedy.
There is also a song, Don’t Question My Heart that was performed by Saliva, with Shinedown’s Brent Smith).
The rest of the disc is mostly pop and rap music (shudder). I don’t care for either of those styles of music, so the other songs had no appeal to me. As a diehard Airbourne fan, I had to have the song, Turn Up The Trouble, and this is the only place you are going to find it.
You can find cheap copies of this disc at Amazon.com.
Rating: Out of 10
- “No More Words” (performed by Endeverafter) Jeff Hardy
- “S.O.S.” (performed by Collie Buddz) Kofi Kingston
- “Glamazon” Beth Phoenix
- “The Wall” (performed by Heet Mob) Mark Henry
- “In the Middle of It Now” (performed by Disciple) Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder
- “Sliced Bread” (performed by Jillian Hall) Jillian Hall
- “No Chance In Hell” (performed by Theory Of A Deadman) Vince McMahon
- “Don’t Question My Heart” (performed by Saliva, featuring Brent Smith of Shinedown) ECW
- “Biscuits & Gravy” Jesse and Festus
- “What Love Is” Candice Michelle
- “Ain’t No Make Believe” (performed by Stonefree Experience) John Morriso
- “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Me” (performed by Axel) Shelton Benjamin
- “Turn Up the Trouble” (performed by Airbourne) Mr. Kennedy
- “Break Down The Walls” (performed by James Grundler) Chris Jericho
Four hard rocking bands took the stage Tuesday night at Lexington, Kentucky’s, Club A1A.
Uncle Aleister’s Rock ‘N Roll Revival was the first act to take the stage. I didn’t know much about this band, but I expected this to be a cover band. Much to my surprise, and to my liking, the band played all original material. The ages were obviously quite varied in this 4 piece band, but did a pretty good job warming up the small crowd that arrived at the club early.
Atlanta, Georgia’s Stonerider was up next. I recently reviewed this band’s CD, Three Legs of Trouble (Review can be found in the TOP 10, on the HRH Sidebar), and was pretty familiar with their music. I have been spinning this disc a lot as of late, and have really been enjoying their music. I haven’t heard any feedback about the band, so I was not sure what to expect by their live show.
Their set included the tunes, Rush Hour, Baby, Back From the Dead, Bad Lovin Never Felt So Good, Juice Man, and Wild Child. They were pretty good live, although their set was a little too short in my opinion. I would like to catch these guys playing live again.
Bad Loving Never Felt So Good
Endeverafter took the stage around 10 P.M. I was anxious to see this band. I was already quite familiar with the playing of Endeverafter’s Michael Grant. I have heard nothing but good things about these guys from the people who were lucky enough to catch them on the 2006 Poison and Cinderella Tour.
The band played quite a few songs off of their new CD, Kiss or Kill, including, Tip of My Tongue, All Night, Road to Destruction, Next Best Thing, Baby Baby Baby, and I Wanna Be Your Man.
I had high expectations for Endeverafter, and they exceeded them. They were very good live. With a bunch of good songs at their disposal, Endeverafter could really take off, if radio will give them a chance and play a couple of their songs.
I honestly thought Endeverafter was going to be hard act to follow, as good as they played. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Tip of My Tongue
I Wanna Be Your Man and Baby, Baby, Baby
Airbourne took the stage around 11 P.M. or so. They were introduced by WKQQ’s Dead Air Dennis and Monkey Boy. Monkey Boy had a small jab at Airbourne comparing them to AC/DC. I guess this was his attempt to be funny. Nonetheless, say what you will about this Airbourne’s obvious influences, they rock as hard as the bands that inspired them.
I have seen hundreds of live shows, and I don’t recall very many shows, where a band put on a more energetic show than the one Airbourne did Tuesday night. 48 hours later, and I am still blown away by the live show that I saw.
Joel O’Keeffe is an amazing front man. He knows how to get the crowd fired up, and does a good job keeping them there. Bassist Justin Street is going to need a neck brace from his constant head banging, hair spinning bass licks. David Roads does a pretty good job keeping up with Joel O’Keeffe note for note. They way these guys run around stage during a set, they must be exhausted from all of the energy they put out. Airbourne’s set included the songs, Stand Up For Rock N’ Roll, Diamond In The Rough, What’s Eatin You, Cheap Wine, Blackjack, Girls in Black, Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast, Runnin’ Wild and Hellfire.
On a negative note, this was a low dough show. For a mere $10.00, you got to see four great bands, and at maximum their was only 100 people in attendance. Lexington, KY is a big college town (UK), so I would expect that a great rock show would like this would attract more people. This club should have been packed. Sadly, it was not.
Airbourne has just recently announced a ton of new dates across the United States. Check below for the latest Tour Dates! DO NOT MISS AIRBOURNE if they come to your town.
Stand Up For Rock N Roll
Diamond in the Rough
Girls in Black
Airbourne Tour Dates
Fri 04/11/08 Madison, WI The Annex
Sat 04/12/08 Maplewood, MN The Rock
Mon 04/14/08 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
Wed 04/16/08 Calgary, AB The Warehouse
Thu 04/17/08 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Sat 04/19/08 Vancouver, BC The Plaza Club
Sun 04/20/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Mon 04/21/08 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
appearing with Seether / Chevelle
Fri 04/25/08 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station Lonestar Pavilion
appearing with Theory Of A Deadman
Mon 04/28/08 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company
Wed 04/30/08 Nashville, TN On The Rocks
Thu 05/01/08 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Fri 05/02/08 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center
Sat 05/03/08 Lynchburg, VA Cattle Annie’s
appearing with Finger Eleven
Fri 05/09/08 Norfolk, VA NorVa
Mon 05/12/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
appearing with Theory Of A Deadman
Tue 05/13/08 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
Wed 05/14/08 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
appearing at “Rock On The Range”
appearing at “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival”
Wed 07/09/08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Fri 07/11/08 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sat 07/12/08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sun 07/13/08 Devore, CA Hyundai Pavilion At Glen Helen
Tue 07/15/08 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Wed 07/16/08 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 07/18/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 07/19/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Sun 07/20/08 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre
Tue 07/22/08 Bonner Springs, KS Sandstone Amphitheatre
Wed 07/23/08 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Fri 07/25/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre
Sat 07/26/08 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun 07/27/08 Houston, TX The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park
Tue 07/29/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.
Wed 07/30/08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Fri 08/01/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat 08/02/08 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Sun 08/03/08 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tue 08/05/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
Wed 08/06/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Fri 08/08/08 Toronto, ON Downsview Park
Sat 08/09/08 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 08/10/08 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue 08/12/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
Wed 08/13/08 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Fri 08/15/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 08/16/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
Sun 08/17/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
Tue 08/19/08 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Australian rock band AIRBOURNE has scheduled the following dates:
Feb. 21 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 23 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Feb. 26 – Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
Feb. 27 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 29 – Bluebird – Denver, CO
Mar. 01 – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar. 04 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Mar. 05 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
Mar. 06 – Pop’s – Sauget (St. Louis), MO
Mar. 08 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar. 09 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 10 – House Of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
Mar. 11 – Lola’s – Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 12 – Meridian – Houston, TX
Mar. 14 – Midnite Rodeo – Abiline, TX
Mar. 17 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 18 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Mar. 19 – The Social – Orlando, FL
Mar. 20 – Studio A – Miami, FL
Mar. 21 – Fuel Coffeehouse – Jacksonville, FL
Mar. 23 – Poor House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
Mar. 24 – Cattle Annie’s – Lynchburg, VA
Mar. 25 – The Handlebar – Greenville, SC
Mar. 26 – Recher Theatre – Towson, MD
Mar. 28 – Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
Mar. 29 – Jack Rabbit Slims – Albany, NY
Mar. 30 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
Mar. 31 – Northstar – Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 02 – Imperial De Quebec – Saint-Romuald, QC
Apr. 03 – Les Saints – Montreal, QC
Apr. 04 – Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
Apr. 05 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Apr. 06 – Small’s – Hamtramck, MI
Apr. 08 – A1A Entertainment Complex – Lexington, KY
Apr. 09 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Apr. 10 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Apr. 11 – The Annex – Madison, WI
Apr. 12 – The Rock Nightclub – Maplewood, MN
Apr. 17 – Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH
Support at the shows will come from ENDEVERAFTER and STONE RIDER.
Vince Neil’s Motley Cruise has added yet another amazing band to it’s lineup of performers. Los Angeles, CA, based EndeverafteR will join Vince, RATT, Skid Row, Slaughter and LYNAM on board the Carnival Imagination in January to perform for passengers of the sold out cruise.
Endeverafter toured throughout 2006 with Poison and Cinderella as part of their 20th Anniversary tour, and are currently on the road with Fuel and Trapt. The quartet’s latest release “Kiss Or Kill” (Razor & Tie) is in stores now, and their new single “I Wanna Be Your Man” is climbing up the rock charts.
Departing from Miami on January 24, 2008, Vince Neil’s Motley Cruise will set sail for the Mayan Riviera, stopping by Key West, before making its way to Cozmel, Mexico! An array of exclusive events, including meet-and-greets with the artists, wet and wild shore excursions in Key West and Cozumel, and a no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em charity poker tournament, and a one-of-a-kind live charity auction benefitting Vince’s Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation, will also be held. All of this takes place on board a world-class Carnival cruise with fine dining and 24-hour room service, full-service casino, beautiful swimming pools, spa, gym and other great amenities.
Do you want to check out some new tunes by The Cult or Endeverafter?
The New York Post has The Cult’s – I Assassin, and Endeverafter’s Road to Destruction available as free downloads, now through Friday, November 9th!
Everyone that caught their live show has been clamoring for Endeverafter’s new disc. I am happy to say that the new CD, Kiss or Kill was definitely worth the wait.
Kiss or Kill is a hard rock disc that plays off of style of Endeverafter’s influences which include Aerosmith, Guns ‘N Roses, and Motley Crue.
Michael Grant’s rifftastic guitar playing is certainly the highlight here, but Endeverafter is an extremely tight unit, and the songs on Kiss or Kill are very satisfying.
I have listened to Kiss or Kill at least 4 times, and each time, I seem to like this disc a little more than the last. This CD is already in my current top 10, and I would not be surprised to find it in the Hard Rock Hideout Top 10 List of 2007. There isn’t a bad song on this record, and not a single track felt like filler material to me. My favorite cuts are I Wanna Be Your Man, Baby,Baby,Baby, Poison, and Tip of My Tongue.
Watch the videos below, then run, don’t walk, to pick up your new copy of Kiss or Kill. It is in stores everywhere today! You won’t be disappointed. This CD Rocks!
I Wanna Be Your Man
Baby, Baby, Baby
Rating:Out of 10
1. I Wanna Be Your Man
2. Baby 3x
3. Gotta Get Out
5. Next Best Thing (Guest Vocal Butch Walker)
6. Tip Of My Tongue
7. Road To Destruction
8. All Night
10. From The Ashes Of Sin
11. Long Way Home
Michael Grant – Vocals / Lead Guitar
Tommi Andrews – Bass
Kristan Mallory – Guitar
Eric Humbert – Drums