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01
Aug

BON JOVI'S Contractual Obligation Album

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UPDATED WITH FINAL CONFIRMED TRACK LIST
 
The August 21 release of BON JOVI's "fan album" Burning Bridges is in Jon Bon Jovi's words, a "contractual obligation album" and will put to a close the history of the band up until this point.
 
CONFIRMED FINAL TRACK LISTING:
 
1. A Teardrop To The Sea
2. We Don't Run
3. Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning
4. We All Fall Down
5. Blind Love
6. Who Would You Die For
7. Fingerprints
8. Life Is Beautiful
9. I'm Your Man
10. Burning Bridges
11. Take Back The Night (Japan Bonus Track)
 
And this from a long time friend and source - JBJ addressed fans at a recent Fan Club VIP outing - "Tonight Jon said the Burning Bridges album is for the true fans and was a contractual obligation. It ends and era and 'when you hear it that will make sense'. But not to read into anything otherwise. He is excited about the new album that is expected out in April or May 2016."
 
So there you go folks, make of that what you will!
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Sat
01
Aug

Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS To Debut September 25 on MRR

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Its time to announce a second release scheduled for September on MelodicRock Records.
 
This one is designed to kick some ass – a little Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys meets Kiss, meets Swedish melodic rock class.
I’m talking about Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS.
 
Nalle’s name should be very familiar to fans of Scandinavian rock – just check the credits for such great acts as Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
After so many years helping others sound great, MRR is proud to bring Nalle’s debut album to fans.
 
The self-titled Nalle Påhlsson's ROYAL MESS album will be released September 25 in two configurations – regular and a direct pre-order limited Special Edition that will feature one bonus track.
 
Right now you can enjoy two teaser videos previewing several tracks from the album.
More information soon!
 
 
 
For more than three decades, Nalle Påhlsson has been one of Sweden's leading rock bassists, providing reliable backing vocals along the way. September sees the release of Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess. An album where Nalle finally steps out as a lead singer, songwriter and versatile musician (providing rhythm guitars and keyboards, as well as bass).
 
Inspired by his oldest brother's record collection, Nalle started playing guitar at an early age. At 10, he joined his first band, switching to bass guitar the following year.
 
"Playing the bass reflects my personality. If I was a housebuilder I'd be into cement, working on the foundation. I feel just as at home playing the rhythm guitar, which has a similar role", Nalle smiles.
 
His early influences – Deep Purple, Kiss, The Sweet, Kansas – instilled the rock'n'roll dream, and the success of the band Europe proved that it was possible for Swedes his own age to make it.
Soon, Nalle was a sought-after bass player, touring and/or recording with some of Scandinavia's biggest names (Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Pugh Rogefeldt, Sanne Salomonsen, Easy Action and many others). He also formed what may have been Sweden's first tribute band, AB/CD. Not only did they play impeccable AC/DC covers; Nalle (who, being the rhythm guitarist, naturally called himself Nalcolm) also wrote new material in the style of the Australian rockers. AB/CD released one EP and two albums. The first album shifted 30,000 units, outselling some of Sweden's most hyped rock bands in the process.
 
Nalle continued to work as a freelance musician, as well as being a member of bands like Treat, Last Autumn's Dream, Vindictiv and Therion.
 
"I always tried to create bass lines that added something to the music, and made it more interesting and varied".
 
His efforts did not go unnoticed: in 2010, he was voted Bass Player of the Year on MelodicRock.com
 
But there was always a sense of unfinished business. He had his own album to make. And now it's finally here.
 
Royal Mess reflects a big part of Nalle's musical tastes. Crunchy riffs, high energy playing, and catchy melodies. Timeless and melodic hard rock/AOR, as opposed to metal. Elements of prog can be detected, too, but he has chosen to save most of that side for another time.
 
It would be hard to pick out specific highlights from such a strong collection of quality songs. Most of them convey a life-affirming feeling. Nalle has had his share of bad relationships and self-destructive behaviour. Four years sober, he has used his time well, playing sessions and touring the world as Therion's bass player, while making this album.
 
"I have spent a lot of time being drunk or hungover in my day. The drinking increased around 2008, and one day I had just had enough. I realized that not only did I hurt myself, but also the ones I care about the most: my kids, my mother, my brothers and my friends. I decided to look for help. Ever since then, my whole life has become more enjoyable".
Most of the album's lyrics describe this journey.
"I hope that the songs inspire others who find themselves in similar situations to make a change, and take control of their own destiny. It's never too late."
 
The album was produced and arranged by Nalle himself, and mixed by renowned producer/musician/songwriter/artist, Chris Laney, who provided the already big and bold material with his trademark "in your face" attitude, and a slightly more modern twist.
 
The list of musicians credited on the album reads like a who's who of the Swedish hard rock community. How about Kee Marcello (Easy Action/Europe), Love Magnusson (Dynazty), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall), Micke Hujanen (AB/CD), Stefan Lindholm (Vindictiv), Henrik Bergqvist (The Poodles), and Kristian Niemann (Therion) – and that's just the solo guitarists. It seems that everyone who knows Nalle wanted to help put him in the spotlight by lending their talents to the album. However, it's Nalle's vocals, rhythm guitar, bass and songwriting that is the core of the album's sound and style. The question remains: Why on earth hasn't he sung lead before?
 
"A lot of people who have heard the album have wondered why I have waited so long to do it. I guess it's a question of self confidence. People also seem to find it refreshing that I have made a classic hard rock album that reminds them of the Seventies and Eighties. But this is quite simply the kind of music I grew up listening to. I guess the only target group I had in mind was me!" Nalle laughs.
 
Nalle Påhlsson's Royal Mess is a personal and musical victory. 
Put it on, crank it up, and you will soon know why.
 
 
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Fri
31
Jul

THE RADIO SUN Debut First Track From 'Heaven Or Heartbreak' Album

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MelodicRock Records is super excited and very proud to announce the next chapter for melodic rock band THE RADIO SUN.
 
The acclaimed Aussie band will release their sophomore record Heaven Or Heartbreak via MRR September 25.
 
It's time to deliver the first single from the album - 'Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak'.
 
Check it out now and please share! PRE-ORDERS available next week!
 
 
 
While we are at it - how about the full track list for the album? The regular edition sees 11 finely crafted, harmony driven melodic rock tracks, while the limited Special Edition will add 3 exclusive Bonus Tracks!
 
01. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (04:28)
02. Tell Me What You Want (03:35)
03. Dying Without Your Love (03:49)
04. Science Fiction Make Believe (04:22)
05. Hanging By A Thread (04:22)
06. Do You Remember Me? (03:41)
07. Walk Away (03:12)
08. Maybe (03:45)
09. You're The One (03:48)
10. Madness In The World (03.47)
11. One In A Million (05:07)
 
Special Edition Bonus Tracks:
12. I Might Lie (Andy Taylor cover)(Taylor, Jones) (4:25)
13. After The Rain (Nelson cover)(M. & G. Nelson, Tanner, Wilson) (3:54)
14. Caught Between Heaven & A Heartbreak (Acoustic Version) (4.21)
 
The Radio Sun:
Jason Old - Vocals & Guitars
Stevie Janevski - Guitars & Vocals
Robbie Erdmanis - Bass & Vocals
Ben Wignall - Drums & Keyboards
 
Additional Musicians:
Paul Laine - Additional Backing Vocals & Keyboards
*Guitars On: "Dying Without Your Love"
Dual Lead Vocal On: "Science Fiction Make Believe".
Zakk Zedras - Guitar Solo On: "Hanging By A Thread"
 
 
 

Once again, THE RADIO SUN have teamed with the great Paul Laine, who mixed the new album as well as co-writing three tracks and adding a special guest lead vocal on a song ‘Science Fiction Make Believe’.

Guitarist Stevie Janevski states enthusiastically; “The Heaven Or Heartbreak album title stands for our belief in melodic heavy rock. It’s our ‘heaven!’ We’ve grown as a band – and it would be our ‘heartbreak’ if this new album doesn’t extend our fanbase. All of us spent a lot of time on writing the songs and really believe it’s a good album with no fillers. We’re all really looking forward to getting out there and touring the album in as many parts of the world as possible”.
 
The Radio Sun debut album ‘Wrong Things Right’ was a top seller for MelodicRock Records and was well received by the press & public worldwide with favourable reviews in major scribes such as Classic Rock, Powerplay, Fireworks and Burrn! amongst others.
 
Two appearances at MelodicRockFest 3 & 4 in Chicago U.S.A. helped showcase The Radio Sun’s live experience with notable first class four part vocal harmonies (a standout on the new album) which impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the band to be his backing band for live shows in America and in Australia.
 
Heaven Or Heartbreak will be released in September in conjunction with Cargo Records UK and will also be available as a limited Special Edition direct from MelodicRock.com
 
The Special Edition bonus to include the band covering a few very special and much loved AOR classics!
 
 
 
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Thu
30
Jul

VINDICTIV 'World Of Fear' Out Now

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The killer new VINDICTIV album is out now - alongside fellow Swedes CONSTANCIA. Check out full soundbytes here: http://melodicrock.com/articles/showcase/2015/06/12/vindictiv-world-fear...
 
Two short clips of some included solos on the album can be viewed below.
 
 VINDICTIV 'World Of Fear' Special Edition $15 + $5 Shipping Worldwide
 
 DEAL! VINDICTIV & CONSTANCIA Special Editions $30 + $2 Shipping Worldwide
 

 

 

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Thu
30
Jul

MIKE TRAMP - Nomad (Showcase)

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Nomad
Produced By: 
Soren Andersen & Mike Tramp
Release Date: 
September 4
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
Melodic Rock
 
For almost a half decade, Mike Tramp has been on a worldwide journey, touring and living as a modern life nomad, in his quest for personal and artistic freedom and staying true to the idea of the rock n roll troubadour.
 
Mike  has just completed his third solo tour of the USA in 3 years.  Playing 50 shows on each tour, traveling all by himself exploring the American continent from coast to coast like never before. A journey of true dedication -making him unique in danish rock history.
 
With "Nomad" Tramp completes what he calls his trilogy on his journey to show who he is and where he stands. The album makes the final step on the ladder he started climbing (with Cobblestone street), this time with a full band album, from first to last song.
 
"Without the no compromise on "Cobblestone Street" and "Museum", I would never have found my way home to "Nomad". Each previous album gave me the freedom to follow the songs  wherever they wanted to go, and with "Nomad" my vision was clear as a bell, once again I just had to be who I am." - Mike Tramp
 
In the spirit of the album, Mike Tramp with special guests – "Lucer" embarks on a massive european tour, in late summer taking them to Denmark,  Germany, Sweden, England, Netherlands , Belgium, Northen Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, France and Switzerland.
 
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Thu
30
Jul

POWERPLAY - All Those Years (Showcase)

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All Those Years
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Powerplay
Release Date: 
September 4
Released: 
Europe
Genre: 
AOR, Melodic Rock, Westcoast
 
After 20 years of silence, the westcoast-rockgroup PowerPlay, from Copenhagen, Denmark is together again and return with a new strong melodic AOR rock-album, inspired by the sound and feel of bands like TOTO, Journey, Supertramp and Starship.
 
PowerPlay was founded in a basement in Hellerup Copenhagen in 1987 by Simon Dalberg (Drums) Erik Thomsen (Vocal) Kurt Lundgaard (Guitarist) and Peter Gjedde (Keyboards). The music was heavily inspired by TOTO, Journey, Starship and other West Coast bands of that time and with a twist from Supertramp, but always with a twist of pure energy and the desire to play and perform with own composed music.
 
PowerPlay had various bass players in the first years, but after a while the young and talented Bass player Philip Stricker joined and brought new dimensions into the music. The band was constantly on the move and played in many underground places around Copenhagen like Umatic and Loppen, and became rather popular in those environments.
 
In 1991 The PowerPlay won the music award ”Let’s Rock”  in Trommen as the best performing act and with that title also a contract for a record In Werner Studio in Copenhagen.Unfortunately, due to some very sad circumstances, the band never came to the point of making the record and as such The Powerplay stopped their activities in 1992
 
The PowerPlay is now back after 20 years rest, and in the original setup “We have never been better” they say and actually The PowerPlay is now ready to release a record with all new material – But for the fans from the good old days there will be one or two oldies in new flashy clothes. 20 years later they decided to start up again with a few shows, and the beginning of the album, which should have been out in 1993., but later is always much better than never !!!

"City Of Love" sounds really good! If the other songs can keep this level it sounds like a must have for AOR fans. - Gerald, Editor in chief (Rock It!)
 
So look forward to 10 great and melodic AOR rock-songs on the album ‘All Those Years’, which will be released September 4.

 
POWERPLAY:
Erik Thomsen - Vokal
Simon Dalberg - Trommer
Kurt Lundgaard - Guitar
Peter Gjedde - Keyboard
Philip Stricker - Bass

 

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Thu
30
Jul

SKY OF FOREVER - "Divine"


Sky Of Forever, a Finnish metal group featuring members from Stratovarius, Tracedawn and Helsinki City Theater, have released the first single from their upcoming debut album. The song ”Divine” is available now.

Sky Of Forever is a melodic metal act led by singer and songwriter Lauri Hannola. The group is currently recording their debut album, due out in early 2016.

For more information about SOF, please visit:

http://www.skyofforever.com
https://www.facebook.com/skyofforever
https://twitter.com/SkyOfForever1

 
Thu
30
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM HAMILTON (Aerosmith)

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In episode 127 of One On One With Mitch Lafon is joined by legendary Aerosmith bassist, Tom Hamilton.

Tom discusses the band's upcoming 'Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014' DVD, work on a new Aerosmith album, the possibility of a solo record, an in-depth look at five of the most famous Aerosmith songs that he's had a hand in writing including: Kings And Queens, Draw The Line, Sweet Emotion, Janie's Got A Gun & Sick As A Dog, and much more.

Selected Quotes from the interview:

On a follow-up to Music from Another Dimension!: "I just don't know the timing of when we can get back into it, but I can't imagine it not happening."

"I would like to go in and do a really concise/tight Aerosmith rock album."

"Aerosmith doesn't have a record deal."

On why he's never done an 'outside project': "What has always been an obsession for me was to be more involved in the writing of an Aerosmith album."

On the making of Aerosmith's classic Draw The Line album: "That album was a really tough time in our history. It was really frustrating."

For More Aerosmith and Tom Hamilton visit: http://www.aerosmith.com
TWITTER: @Aerosmith and @THaerosmith
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerosmith

This episode is co-hosted by BRITNY FOX & DORO drummer, Johnny Dee.
For more about JOHNNY DEE visit: http://www.britnyfox.com & http://www.doromusic.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DoroOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/britnyfoxband
Twitter: @dee_drums @Britny_Fox @DoroOfficial

 
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Thu
30
Jul

Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Release New CD/DVD “Better Late Than Never”

 
Los Angeles - One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015 by the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, is scheduled to hit the streets early Fall 2015! “Better Late Than Never” is the new album taken from a live performance, and enhanced with innovative production. The package includes a bonus DVD featuring outstanding performances by the band captured in September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado. 

The AndersonPonty Band has created some breathtaking new musical compositions. “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”, as well as some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune “Mirage”.

YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

 
A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc's music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.” - Jon Anderson
 
Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon's creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” - Jean Luc Ponty
 
The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars - well known guitarist who has worked with Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White; Wally Minko on keyboards - virtuoso player and composer who has performed and recorded with many worldwide stars including Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow; Baron Browne on bass who has played with Steve Smith, Billy Cobham and Jean Luc Ponty; and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion, who has played with Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson. The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980's. Now 30 years later the dream has finally come to fruition! In support of the new release, a world tour is currently in the works. Also, a videography documenting the making of the “Better Late Than Never” album will be released along with videos and performances.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:

OCTOBER
10/27 - Philadelphia - Keswick Theater
10/29 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie
10/30 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse

NOVEMBER
11/1 - Pittsurgh - Carnegie Theater
11/3 - Chicago - Arcada Theater
11/4 - Milwaukee - Milwaukee PAC
11/6 - Detroit - Detroit Music Hall
11/7 - Toronto - Danforth Music Hall
11/10 - Washington, DC - Howard Theater
11/11 - Long Island - Paramount Theater
11/13 - NYC - Ethical Culture
11/14 - Boston - Berklee Performance Center
11/17 - San Francisco - Regency
11/18 - Sacramento - Crest Theater
11/20 - Los Angeles - Saban Theater
11/21 - Scottsdale - Talking Stick

For more information and forthcoming tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: http://www.andersonpontyband1.com/
AndersonPonty Band Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/andersonpontyband1?fref=ts

Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com
Jean Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.com

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Thu
30
Jul

Jimmy Page Shares Triumph & Tragedy Of Final Years Of LED ZEPPELIN

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Dallas, TX - July 29, 2015. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  concludes its conversations with Led Zeppelin founder, guitarist, producer and songwriter Jimmy Page with a revealing look at the final years of Led Zeppelin.
 
For over a decade Led Zeppelin soared above the Rock'n'Roll world, setting course with their groundbreaking 1969 debut, then trailblazing through the Seventies selling millions of albums and concert tickets. But it was this very demand for more' larger crowds, longer tours' which would vie for focus from these four still rather young men trying, in some cases, to start a family or deal with fame and fortune. Factor into this heady brew the fate of the unknown and unforeseen, and you get legendary creative highs and the most tragic losses and lows.  That's what you have with what turned out to be the final Led Zeppelin studio albums Presence in 1976, the timeless In Through The Out Door in 1979, and the post-original collection of rarities called Coda.

InTheStudio host Redbeard speaks at length to band founder/ guitarist/ producer Jimmy Page about his comprehensive overhaul of the Led Zeppelin catalog which now has given fans the most authoritative look at the band's illustrious career.  In Through The Out Door is played every day on US radio, but as the studio album which preceded drummer John Bonham's death, Jimmy Page assures us that it was never meant to be Led Zeppelin's last.

'Of course it wasn't. There'd have been another album after that. I know John Bonham and I had discussed that. And if you want to have an idea about what way that would go, well then just listen to 'Bonzo's Montreux' and see where he's given a good hand to be able to do drum orchestra and really enjoy himself. He used to like to get into things where he could really get in and groove... We probably would have gone in that direction, but it's hard to tell '.'  - Jimmy Page

LED ZEPPELIN Jimmy Page/ InTheStudio interview program is available now to STREAM at: http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/led-zeppelin-presence-doorcoda-deluxe-jimmy-page/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations

Direct Link to: Led Zeppelin: http://www.ledzeppelin.com
Direct Link to InTheStudio: http://www.inthestudio.net

 
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Wed
29
Jul

JOEL HOEKSTRA's 13 Release 'Dying To Live' on Frontier Records October 16

 
WHITESNAKE'S GUITARIST JOEL HOEKSTRA TO RELEASE: 
DYING TO LIVE on Frontiers Records October 16

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING MELODIC, HARD ROCK ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!
 
FEATURING: JEFF SCOTT SOTO, RUSSELL ALLEN, TONY FRANKLIN, VINNY APPICE AND DEREK SHERINIAN
 
HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 29, 2015) Joel Hoekstra has announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13Hoekstra is best known to rock fans as the currrent guitarist for Whitesnake, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages.
 
Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16th.
 
Hoekstra took charge of the creative process by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics).  The end result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Dio'ish at its heaviest and Foreigner'ish at its lightest. 
“Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music.  I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I'm known for, which is melodic, hard rock’’, explains Hoekstra. ‘’That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Dying To Live focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be.’’
 
Dying To Live was conceived before Hoekstra joined Whitesnake. David Coverdale gave the album his full blessing. “David wants his players to spread their wings and fly and of course be ready to rock when Whitesnake needs them, which obviously won't be an issue.”
Excited how the new album turned out, Hoekstra is looking forward to the overall reaction from fans and media. “I hope everyone will give it a listen. I feel it showcases my production, writing and playing in the genre I’m best known for thèse days. The line-up of musicians is stellar!  I want to thank everyone for any support in advance.  Life is good!
 
Enjoy an EPK for Dying To Live here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIXnpBhe03w
 


Album Tracklisting:
 
1.         Say Goodbye To The Sun
2.         Anymore
3.         Until I Left You
4.         Long For The Days
5.         Scream
6.         Never Say Never
7.         Changes
8.         The Only Way To Go
9.         Dying To Live
10.       Start Again
11.       What We Believe
12.       Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)
 
The Musicians:
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob, Symphony X) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) - Drums
Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) - Bass
 
Special Guest Musicians:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion) - Keyboards
Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - Vocals
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - Additional Backing Vocals
Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner) - Percussion
Dave Eggar (Amy Lee, Coldplay) – Cello
 
For more information on Joel Hoekstra, Joel Hoeksta’s 13 and Whitesnake click www.joelhoekstra.com,  www.facebook.com/JoelHoekstra13 and https://twitter.com/JoelHoekstra13
 

 

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Wed
29
Jul

STREET TALK Reissues - Bonus Tracks Announced

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MelodicRock Records is excited to announce a partnership with Swedish AOR favourites STREET TALK for a limited reissue of the band’s best three albums.
 
On August 30 and limited to just 500 units each, MRR will reissue the STREET TALK albums ‘Transition’ (from 2000); ‘Restoration’ (from 2002) and the AOR classic ‘V’ (from 2006).
All three albums are long out of print, highly sought after and when listed, fetch tidy sums on Ebay.
 
The new MRR reissues will feature exclusive ALL NEW artwork and each album will feature several bonus tracks.
 
 
'TRANSITION' - 7 Bonus Tracks
 
I'll Always Remember (Japanese Bonus Track)
Don't Give Up On This Love (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Everything I Do Is Just For You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
If Anybody Breaks Your Heart (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Let Me Be The One (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Always Stand By You (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
Someday (Original 1999 Writers Demo; Fredrik Vocals)
 
'RESTORATION' - 9 bonus Tracks
 
After The Tears (Japanese Bonus Track)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Forever By Your Side (Original Demo; Kimmo Blom Vocals)
Language Of Love (Rough Mix)
Till The End Of Time (Original ‘Dancer In The Rain’; Peter Broman Vocals)
Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight (Instrumental)
Dancer In The Rain (Instrumental)
Tables Turning (Instrumental)
A Place In The Sun (Instrumental)
 
'V' - 6 Bonus Tracks
 
Astray (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Made For Paradise (New Track that appeared on the 'Destination' Compilation; Japanese 'V' Bonus Track Mix)
Responsible (Instrumental)
If I Could (Instrumental)
Family Business (Instrumental)
Oh Maddy (Instrumental)
 
 
Soundbytes of the bonus tracks and unveiling of the new artwork will be announced soon.

 

PRE-ORDERS ARE OPEN NOW, WITH A SPECIAL DEAL ON OFFER FOR ALL THREE TITLES.

Each title is $15 + $5 shipping worldwide. Buy ALL 3 and shipping is FREE. 
 
 
Pre-Order All 3 (Out August 30)($45 + FREE Shipping) -
 
 
 
Pre-Order 'Transition' -
 
 
Pre-Order 'Restoration' - 
 
 
Pre-Order 'V' - 
 
 
STREET TALK is the brainchild of Swedish keyboardist/songwriter FREDRIK BERGH. Their debut came in 1997 with the album ‘Collaboration’.
The album featured, amongst others, guest vocalist Göran Edman who would continue to work with Fredrik throughout the Street Talk history.
 
In 2000, the album ‘Transition’ was released featuring Goran again on a set of smooth Westcoast/AOR tunes.
 
In 2002 STREET TALK signed to the now defunct MTM Music label for the excellent album 'Restoration'. The opus featured vocals from Goran once again and also two popular tracks from American AOR vocalist HUGO.
 
In 2006 the band released their fourth all-original studio album – the distinctly more powerful, pure AOR masterpiece ‘V’. Featuring Goran Edman on all vocals, the album was the defining moment of Street Talk’s history.
 
Since the release of ‘V’ in 2006, STREET TALK has been on hiatus, but Fredrik has been as busy as ever as a founding member of melodic metal band Bloodbound as well as writing and working with such artists as Revolution Saints, Steve Augeri, Steve Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Rob Moratti, Harry Hess, Bob Halligan jr, Phenomena, Seven and Anette Olzon
 
Further details of the reissues will be available soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy one song from each of the albums:
 
From ‘V’ – Responsible
 
 
From ‘Restoration’ – Why Is My Heart Feeling Lonely Tonight
 
 
From ‘Transition’ – If Anybody Breaks Your Heart
 
 

 

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2015
 
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JACK BLADES Joins Badlands Entertainment For Radio/TV Roles

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Blades, lead singer, frontman and songwriter for the rock band Night Ranger, has joined Badlands Entertainment in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The popular musician and personal friend of Badlands CEO Chuck Brennan will be the celebrity host of Pawn For Gold, a television game show being produced by Badlands TV Network. He will also host a weekly radio show entitled The Monday Night Ranger via the Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network.
Filming for Pawn for Gold is scheduled to begin in January.  The show will feature cutting-edge LED technology, a stage where world renowned artists will perform, and a unique open-audience setting. Visitors of Badlands Pawn are welcome to attend the shooting of the show free of charge. Contestant applications will be available in the Fall.
 
"In addition to my duties recording, touring, rocking America and the rest of the world with Night Ranger, I'm excited and honored to be the host of Pawn for Gold," said Blades. "When my good friend Chuck Brennan asked me to get onboard, how could I say no? Everything Chuck touches turns to gold."
Throughout his remarkable career, Blades and Night Ranger have sold more than 25 million albums, with smash hits including "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me." Blades also founded the multi-platinum rock group Damn Yankees.
 
"Jack is the perfect guest to host this show, as he possesses the same rock star mentality as we do at Badlands," said Chuck Brennan, CEO of Badlands Entertainment. The founder and CEO of such entities as Dollar Loan Center and the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy is a Sioux Falls native and said he is bringing his best ideas for entertainment to his hometown. "We are creating an unprecedented entertainment district right here in Sioux Falls that people will travel from around the world to experience."
Blades' radio show, The Monday Night Ranger, will air live from Badlands every Monday night from 7-10 p.m. beginning in January. "During the show, Jack will be playing music, interviewing bands and telling road stories," said Brennan. "He will also be interviewing the nationally known bands that will be performing at Badlands every Thursday night and talking about upcoming events at Badlands Motor Speedway."
 
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day and will become one of South Dakota's top entertainment destinations in the new Sioux Falls Sports & Entertainment District. The complex spans 60,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping and sports opportunities including:
 
  • The largest pawn shop in the Midwest with jewelry, electronics and treasures up and down every aisle and around every corner
  • 24/7 live FM rock radio station, the 'Guns, Gold & Rock N Roll Radio Network'
  • An in-house mint that makes Badlands-branded gold and silver coins and bars
  • Gun shop with state-of-the-art shooting range and 14 lanes
  • Tattoo parlor offering free Badlands logo tattoos
  • Badlands House Band, performing on-site and on-tour
  • Concert stage for guests to try out their gear, complete with 300 flying guitars
  • Entertainment agency, Badlands Entertainment Group
  • Ticket Broker
  • $1 million in gold on display, melted and imprinted at Badlands
  • Filming of several Badlands-based television shows
  • State of the art, 1,700 capacity, 2 level concert showroom with VIP Suites and Club Level
Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry opens Thanksgiving Day, 2015 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year. For more information, visit www.badlandspawn.com.
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2015
 
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Swedish AOR Group CRUZH Sign To Frontiers Records

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Frontiers Records are pleased to announce the signing of a new, super exciting Swedish melodic rock band: CRUZH!
 
The band came about when Anton and Butabi (both coming from the Sleaze band TrashQueen), who share a love for melodic rock and AOR, joined forces with Tony Andersson (from Dawn of Oblivion, one of the largest and most important goth metal bands in Europe), who previously worked as a studio musician on the TrashQueen record. All three operate as songwriters in Cruzh and among their influences are Def Leppard, Toto, FM official, Winger, FireHouse and Bryan Adams.
 
Get a taste of what you're in for with their song 'Aim For the Head' on YouTube NOW:
 

 
Cruzh Official will be assisted by Erik Wiss in the mix and production of their yet untitled album, which will be released in 2016.
 
CRUZH:
Tony Andersson - keyboards, vocals
Anton Joensson - guitar, background vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg - bass, background vocals
(Session drummer Louisian Boltner will handle the drums on the record)


 
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Release Year: 
2016
 

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