Tue
27
Sep
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MRR COMING IN 2017

 
Tue
27
Sep

DAN REED NETWORK Announces 2017 UK Dates

 
DAN REED NETWORK 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
 
Dan Reed Network are pleased to announce a nationwide 11-date UK Tour in March 2017 to promote their recent studio album 'Fight Another Day'. 
Tickets are now on sale via - http://danreed-network.com/tour/.  Special guests on all dates (except Sheffield) is VEGA.
 
DRN is thrilled to be returning to Europe this next March, says Reed.  'Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon II, Rob Daiker and I are really looking forward to playing many new and unique venues throughout the UK, and rockin' up the funk hard core and meeting all those who are able to attend and bring down the house with us. We thank you for the many years of support and especially believing that we had new music in us to offer! We are forever grateful for you all being there with us on this journey!' 
 
Frontiers Music Srl released Dan Reed Network's latest studio album 'Fight Another Day' on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The album marked a significant and anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980's. 
 
Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed Network packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their compelling mix of musical styles ranging from hard rock, funk and soul.  In 1987, the first single, 'Ritual', peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Charts and became a staple of the funk rock. 
 
While attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony in NYC in January 1989, Dan Reed met up with producer Nile Rodgers (Duran Duran, Madonna, David Bowie) which led to the creation of the second album 'Slam'.  Produced by Rodgers, it better represented the Dan Reed Network's live sound and accelerated the band's growing status in Europe. Dan Reed Network opened the European leg of Bon Jovi's 'New Jersey Tour' in 1989 and The Rolling Stones' European Urban Jungle Tour in 1990.
 
DRN's  third album 'The Heat', produced by Bruce Fairbairn in 1991, was their biggest success in the UK, mostly due to the single 'Lover' which was accompanied by a live video from Wembley Stadium filmed when they opened for the Stones.
 
DAN REED NETWORK ' 'FIGHT ANOTHER DAY' - MARCH 2017 UK TOUR
BOOK ONLINE - http://danreed-network.com/tour/
OFFICIAL PRESS PAGE - www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/frontiersrecords/dan-reed-network.htm
 
Wednesday 1 March                      Level 3 Club, Swindon
Friday 3 March                                  Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Saturday 4 March                             Live Rooms, Chester
Sunday 5 March                                The Globe, Cardiff
Tuesday 7 March                              The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 8 March                      Oran Mor, Glasgow
Friday 10 March                                100 Club, London
Saturday 11 March                          Local Authority, Sheffield
Sunday 12 March                             The Robin 2, Bilston
Tuesday 14 March                           Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Wednesday 15 March                    Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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Tue
27
Sep

ENUFF Z'NUFF To Release 'Clowns Lounge' December 2 via Frontiers

Artist: 
 
Enuff Z'nuff is the living, breathing example of what a rock/ pop group should be. In fact, the band is the very chrome-glinted definition of it.

With every album and live performance packed to the brim with rock/ pop perfection, there are no signs of the band slowing down. You can catch the band on tour through 2017 in support of its soon to be released album "Clowns Lounge". A complete list of dates including shows with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley can be found below.

Clowns Lounge is a collection of rarities and early demos that have been reworked and re-recorded by the band and will be released December 2nd via Frontiers Music Srl. This exceptional collection also features a guest appearance from the late Jani Lane of Warrant as well as an appearance from James Young of Styx.

As people have been clamoring for a new release from Enuff Z'nuff, the band just happened to receive a call from Derek Shulman, and the rest was history: 'We had unfinished, unreleased material in the vault, and I went back into the studio in Chicago and started working on all the songs. Guitars, bass, vocals, it all needed to be tweaked, and with help from Chicago Recording Company and Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter recording studios, we were able to create another rock solid record. It is basically an archival record featuring original band and Enuff Z'nuff as it is today. The record showcases the best elements of Enuff Z'nuff in the early days ; in your face glitter rock with pop overtones. This is a true must have rock record for the diehard Enuff Z'nuff fans worldwide."

Chip on how the songs came about: 'Donnie and I wrote the songs in the later part of 1988-89. They were recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on 2" inch analog tape, during the time of our debut. The tracks were never finished, as we were very prolific and focused on laying down as many ideas as possible. Through the resources provided to us: recording studio, production, etc., we had a plethora of songs during that era and for one reason or another this batch slipped through the cracks. To restore the record we returned to the studio to record guitar, bass vocals, etc. which took us about six weeks in my studio and at CRC (Chicago Recording Company) along with Stonecutter studio in downtown Chicago. The skeleton of the song was already in place and we wanted to make sure the record had the feel of where the band is today. We also added a bonus single track (Dog on a Bone) that we plan on releasing as the first single.'

Of course a huge contributing member to this release was Donnie Vie. 'Donnie and I wrote the songs together, as we have on all the Enuff Z'nuff albums. In 2013 Donnie left the band, disillusioned by the business and facing related health issues, and although he will not tour with the band he still shares in our vision of putting out great music. As he is dealing with his medical condition, we have his blessings on the record and moving forward with me as lead singer. When Peter Gabriel left Genesis, Phil Collins took over lead vocal duties. That is exactly the template we used here as now I front the band and look forward to moving it into the future', says Chip.

'Clowns Lounge' Track Listing:

1. Dog On A Bone
2. Runaway
3. Back In Time
4. She Makes It Harder
5. Rockabye Dreamland
6. The Devil Of Shakespeare (Feat. Jani Lane and James Young)
7. Radio
8. Good Luv
9. Round And Round
10. Nothing
11. Backstreet Kids
12. One More Hit

Chip Z'nuff - Singer, electric bass, guitar
Tony FennelL - Electric guitar, vox
Tory Stoffregen - Lead guitar, vox
Erik Donner - Drums, percussion, vox

Enuff Z'nuff Live:

9/30: Boilingbrook, IL @ Tailgaters
10/6: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
10/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
10/8: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
10/9: Laguna Niguel, CA @ The Karmann Bar - w/Tracii Guns
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC City Limits
10/13: Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
10/14: Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern
10/15: Tampa, FL @ District 3
10/16: Delray Beach, FL @ Arts Garage
10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
10/20: Haverhill, MA @ Whiskey Barrel
10/21: Ronkonkoma, NY @ Backstage Pass
10/22: Narragansett, RI @ Wheel House
10/24: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/25: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
10/26: Saginaw, MI @ Hamilton Street Pub
10/27: Joliet, IL @ Rock n Skull @ Tree
10/28: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory
10/29: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/30: Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
11/1: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's Casino
11/4 - 11/9: Miami, FL The KISS Kruise - Creatures of the Deep

2017:
- With Ace Frehley
1/19: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar^
1/20: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House^
1/21: Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live^
1/26: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre^
1/27: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee^
1/29: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon^
1/30: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up^
2/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl^
2/3: Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre^
2/10: Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre^
2/11: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater^

5/27 & 5/28: Sturbridge, MA @ Music-Con at Sturbridge Hotel (Appearance by Chip)

More Info on Enuff Z'nuff:
It was the summer of 1989, and in came a strutting, loud and proud Enuff Z'nuff. With the release of the band's self-titled debut album, the first single 'New Thing' quickly tore up the radios airwaves, and became a favorite in heavy rotation on MTV.

In response to both its national and international success, the band followed up 'New Thing' in 1990 with the release of the bittersweet rock ballad 'Fly High Michelle'. The song immediately elevated the band to gold status and in 1991 had Rolling Stone magazine naming Enuff Z'nuff as 'one of the more exciting and gifted bands on the scene today.'

Still a major force after 20 albums, Enuff Z'nuff has gone on to earn a legion of loyal fans, and has earned the respect and acclaim of its peers and contemporaries.

For More Info Visit:
http://www.enuffznuff.com
https://www.facebook.com/Enuff.Znuff.Official
https://twitter.com/EnuffZnuff

 
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Mon
26
Sep

Release Delay For THE RADIO SUN & DANGERANGEL

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It is with great frustration that I must announce a delay for the release of THE RADIO SUN and DANGERANGEL albums.
 
Both were due out on Friday, but numerous manufacturing issues have forced the release date to be pushed back two weeks to October 14 worldwide.
 
However, it is anticipated that the Special Edition versions of both will be delivered to MRHQ by late next week, for immediate dispatch of all pre-orders.
 
The CDs will be available at all your favourite online retailers around the 14th, together with MECCA “3”.
 
Thanks to all for the support and orders to date. The Special Editions of all three titles look like selling out in the coming weeks.
 
Pre-order now:
 
 
 
 
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Mon
26
Sep
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MR CD SALE - SEPTEMBER 2016

Another CD / DVD clearance from my personal collection and spare titles not required any longer.

PLEASE SUBMIT TITLES WANTED AND OFFERS TO: auction@melodicrock.com

SEPTEMBER 2016 CDs FOR SALE: PDF LINK or EXCEL

 

 
Mon
26
Sep

HUSH Return With 'Department Of Faith' For Lion's Pride Music

Artist: 

Lions Pride Music is happy to announce the signing of Norwigan melodic rockers Hush, for their brand new up and coming 4th album, Department Of Faith, which will be released on December 12.

HUSH made a stir within the melodic rock community with the release of the debut "If You Smile" back in 1998. The album sold well in Europe (AOR Heaven) and Japan (JVC/Victor) and was filled with catchy arena rock anthems. The sophomore cd, simply entitled "II", emerged in 2001 on Now & Then (UK) and the Italian label Frontiers Records. It was a natural step further for Hush, yet without moving away from the style from the debut.

Both records were very well received all over the world. The third release, 'Mirage' (2006) (Raido Music) won over new fans with a different and more modern approach.

Hush is currently putting the final touch to their brand new studio album entitled, Department Of Faith, which have already spin of 2 singles so far, Black Ice, & Hold On.


The band is also planning to hit the road for touring in support of the new album and once again reconnect with their fans worldwide. 
 
The Hush band members now includes founding members Kenneth Kristiansen (guitars/keyboards), Patrick Simonsen (vocals/guitars), Knut Dalbakk (bass), Thorleif Ostmoe (keyboards/vocals) and Antonio Torner (drums/vocals).
 

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Mon
26
Sep

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DORO

Artist: 

Vocalist Doro Pesch guests on Ep. 261 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-261-doro

In the show's only interview, Doro discusses her upcoming US tour, her Rock Carnival appearance, working with producer/songwriter Jack Ponti, has she ever considered quitting the music business, Uli Jon Roth, Blaze Bayley & her latest release 'Strong & Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal' and a lot more.

Quotes from the interview:

Working with producer/songwriter Jack Ponti (time 6.09): "We hit it off right away. We loved each other right away."

(Time 7.47): "I learnt a lot from him, but you know I think he learned something from me. It was great chemistry."

On has she thought of quitting (time 11.33): "Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. You have to hang in there when times are not on your side - in the '90s when grunge was so big and shovelled metal to the side and it was hard, but I was like 'ok, I play smaller venues. It doesn't matter.' There will still enough metal heads/ die hard fans there to keep going."

New album (18.12): 'Now we are in the making of a new record and I hope it will come out next year. We have already five songs - one is dedicated to Lemmy. It's called Living Life To The Fullest."

For more about DORO visit:
Online: http://www.doromusic.de/index2_en.php
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoroPeschOfficial
TWITTER: @DoroOfficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DOROSCHANNEL
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5GLeyUhj8B8f5pJxqZllKl

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Mon
26
Sep

PUNKY MEADOWS - Fallen Angel (Guest Review)

information persons: 
content: 
95%
85%
Produced By: 
Punky Meadows
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
Europe
Musical Style: 
Melodic Rock, Hard Rock
Score: 
85-95
Label: 
Escape
Artist: 
 
Something a little different today – a guest review! Please welcome former Kerrang journalist and current AOR Blvd record label partner Kelv Hellrazer, who asked if he could review the Punky Meadows album. More than happy to oblige. Over to Kelv:

“I was a full card carrying member of AEF ...that's Angel Earth Force to those of you not in the know ....in mid 80's i even stalked Frank Dimino .....down so Metal Forces could get exclusive on his new band ....Teriff  or Terris lol ...Poor old Frank had to Change his phone number ....Even though in 70's i  thought i could look like Barry Brandt hahhahahha
Back To Punky - Last heard of with Fergie Frederikson (RIP) fronting Angel .....with Ricky Phillips ....if you have'nt heard demos you aint heard shit lol ....White Sister covered two Angel songs they Did and songs even turned up on Fergie's solo effort .......
Punky why did Angel not reform back in late 80s doing Sinful Style music i never know ......The greatest hair band ever, better than Kiss ..Speaking of kiss rumours abound ....that Punky were'nt allowed to join… better hair ...or why didn't you join House Of Lords ...The Brits deserved to see those Flashy licks and the ultimate hairdo in rock.
 
2016 ....Punky hooks up with The future Of Rock Chandler Mogel love this Guy .....He looks like A Young Nuno  and sings lIke A muther.....Plus Angel Stalwart bassist of White Lion fame lol Felix Robinson ....yes i searched endlessy early 80's for Felix Robinson 's White Lion. Whilst Danny Anniello and Bobby Pantella   r pros .....who convinced him to return. Amazingly my ole buddies ......Khalil Turk/Barrie Kirtley  gets hold of em For Escape music what a grand job they've  done in ages love the cover and executive production hhhaha
 
Musically bits of Angel killer guitar licks, bits Of Raspberries, bits of Silverwing, Seb Kozack, better than Cheap Trick  hahha" Lost and Lonely" definitely Angel Like , " Home Wrecker" starts off with Guiffria style keys from legendary  aor stalwart Charlie Calv...wanna hear more from him ...what about A "Punky's Theme" ....With a dual between Charlie And Punky ....
I nearly crapped myself to intro "Descent”, Taken from Angel intro Tape i wanted to search Ebay for a satin Jacket haha ....Searchin is great Angelic stuff 60's influenced really refreshing as is Punky's awesome guitar sound ..Aor by Numbers bands take note ..."Baby Dont Cry" Could Be a wonderful hit Punky could be a hit with Hairdressers everywhere lol ..He's Still very Dallas Meets Dynasty and he's kno youngster
 
i could rave on forever ....i'm just gonna off  to Nottingham to nick Dave Reynolds Angel necklace And get Dave Herron To dump one of bands on Rockingham , so these guys can play Punky And Chandler could steal the show ....Always better Than Kiss stick that in your Pants Gene ,Punky And Chandler could steal the show.

I concur….well, the bits that give the thumbs up anyway! Chandler does indeed do a great job once again, proving his vocal versatility and the songs are a throwback to the 80s without sounding too dated.
Good, catchy classic rock with a retro vibe. I’m slightly less enamoured, but still a solid album from my standpoint.
 

 

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Mon
26
Sep

TERRA NOVA - Reinvent Yourself ($10 DIVE-IN DEAL)

Artist: 
Reinvent Yourself
Produced By: 
Fred Hendrix
Running Time: 
42.54
Release Date: 
March 23
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
AOR
 
MelodicRock Records is very excited to announce another great addition to our roster of releases. Dutch melodic rock/AOR band TERRA NOVA.
 
TERRA NOVA
"Reinvent Yourself"
DIVE-IN DEAL!
$10 + free shipping (airmail worldwide)
 
 
 
 
Reinvent Yourself is the 6th studio album of the Dutch band Terra Nova. In 1996 their highly acclaimed debut album Livin´ It Up was launched. After that the albums Break Away in 1997 and Make My Day in 1999 followed.
 
After the first three albums the band had to split up due to a conflict with their Dutch record company.
Fred, Ron and Gesuino continued under the name Aquila and released two albums: Say Yeah 2001 and Man With A Mission 2004.
 
In 2004 the band was free from their contractual obligations towards their Dutch record company and signed a record deal with Frontiers Records.
 
The first album after their break was Escape released 2005 followed by the album Come Alive 2010.
 
In 2007 Fred, Ron, Gesuino and two woman: Esther Brouns and Anita Craenmehr got together as Two Of A Kind and released a superb album Two Of A Kind.
 
End of 2013 the Reinvent Yourself album was written by Fred and recorded and mixed during 2014. During 2014 the band and their record label Frontiers had different views on which direction the album should take. This resulted in Terra Nova moving on with their album without a record company.
 
In 2015 Terra Nova was signed by Melodic Rock Records for the world and King Records for Japan.
 
The album Reinvent Yourself is about trying to improve yourself over and over again. It´s a process of finding a better version of yourself. Trying to take it to the highest level.
 
 
 

 

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Sat
24
Sep

LA GUNS is Once Again TRACII GUNS & PHIL LEWIS

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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to welcome the reunion of Tracii Guns And Phil Lewis as L.A. GUNS to the label for the release of a brand new album set for release in the summer of 2017.

After a nearly 15 year break, Philip Lewis and Tracii Guns are back together for another chapter in their partnership that began in 1986, four years after Tracii formed L.A. Guns in 1982.

Their writing partnership spawned classic L.A. GUNS songs such as 'Sex Action', 'Never Enough', 'Electric Gypsy', "The Ballad Of Jayne", and countless more in an impressive catalog of fan favorites. The last time Lewis and Guns joined forces was back in 2000 with legendary producer Andy Johns for the making of what would become 'Waking The Dead' - an album that went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim and proved that their musical partnership was every bit as strong as the early days with all-killer-no-filler songs including 'Don't Look At Me That Way', 'Hellraisers Ball', and 'The Ballad'.

"I think we owe it to our fans who have stuck with us during the many ups and downs of the band's long and checkered career," says Lewis. "Tracii and I have written the songs to the soundtrack of many people's lives, and I think it's definitely worth investigating to see if the magic is still there."

As for Guns, he's been compiling song ideas over the last year and promises this one will be one of the band's heaviest records, simply stating, "It's good to be home."

The band has already confirmed a bunch of UK shows in early 2017 and two shows at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA with more surprises to be announced soon!

TOUR DATES US & UK

March
03. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
04. Los Angeles, CA, Whisky A Go Go
10. Belfast. Limelight2.
11. Phewelli. HRH fest.
12. Swansea. Scene
16. Bristol. Bierkeller.
17. Basingstoke. Stage.
18. Wolverhampton. Civic.
20. Doncaster. Diamond.
22. Sheffield. Academy2.
23. Edinburgh. La Belle Angele.
24. Glasgow. ABC2
25. London. Academy2

Follow L.A. Guns online:
https://www.facebook.com/LAFknGuns/
https://www.facebook.com/traciiguns
https://www.facebook.com/philip.lewis.1029

 
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2017
 
Sat
24
Sep
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IRON MAIDEN Announce New 2017 Dates

 
Sat
24
Sep
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THUNDER Announce 2017 UK Dates

 

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