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Double Stop Podcast - JEFF WATSON

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Jeff Watson (Night Ranger, Mother's Army, Solo) comes out of hiding (he's a self-proclaimed hermit!) and discusses his life and career in this special 50th episode of The Double Stop. He explains his early days, and learning guitar. He covers the formation of Night Ranger and walks us through their early albums and eventual break-up. He discusses his first solo album, Lone Ranger, as well as Mother's Army - his band with Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice and Bob Daisley. He reveals for the first time the recent discovery of 5 lost Mother's Army songs that he is preparing for release.
He talks about the formation of Night Ranger, and why he decided to leave in 2008. He also discusses what led to him meeting his Night Ranger replacement - Joel Hoekstra - and their surprise jam at the Randy Rhoads Remembered show. He also discusses his plans to join the upcoming RRR tour. The bigger surprise is that Joel Hoekstra will be guesting on Jeff's next single - following his new song "Squirrels & Kerosene". And finally, Jeff announces his plans to re-release his solo track "Around the Sun" in tribute to his late father.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/jeff-watson-interview-night-ranger-mothers-army-ep-50
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-50-jeff-watson-solo-night-ranger-mothers-army/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23aZK7qB9YA

 
 
Tue
03
Mar

TONY IOMMI Tribute Announced For May Release

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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Tanzan Music  and  "Tony Iommi Fan-Tastic" team of Iommi supporters together with Facebook communities "Tony Iommi The Man The Master The Legend" and "Global Black Sabbath Convention"  are proud to announce the release of the compilation tribute in honour of Black Sabbath's true heart and soul, legendary Riffmaster Tony Iommi on May 4th.
The first ever tribute to Iommi is titled "GREAT LEFTY: LIVE FOREVER. TRIBUTE TO TONY IOMMI GODFATHER OF METAL"
 
The compilation is an act of solidarity towards Tony from friends and fans. The profits from compilation sales will be destinied to Macmillian Cancer Support . All the songs are kindly donated for the cause.

The Pals & Fans' tribute includes participations of Vinny Appice (former Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer), Barry Goudreau (guitarist for Boston), Hugh McDonald (David Bromberg, Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford), Mark Boals (Savoy Brown, Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Dokken) Tony Martin (former Black Sabbath vocalist), Victor Griffin (Pentagram), young singer-songwriter Kyle Cousins, Mario Parga (Graham Bonnett, Forcefield, Cozy Powell’s Hammer), Dario Mollo (Tony Martin, Voodoo Hill), Giuntini, artists and bands “children of Iommi” and best Black Sabbath tribute acts around the world."
 

 

 
Tue
03
Mar

OUTLOUD Announce New Label, Video & Tour

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Hard Rock Heroes OUTLOUD are proud to announce their signing with the new rising melodic rock / metal label, Rock Of Angels Records (ROAR!) for a multi-album & management deal.  This month the label will re-issue the band's entire back catalog making it available again to new fans, and there will be an announcement of new material later in the year.
Additionally, OUTLOUD announce the release of their brand new video for the song "One More Time" which was written with famed Greek songwriter Phoebus.  The video was filmed on their multi-country "Let's Get Serious" tour in Nov. 2014.  The song can be found on OUTLOUD's latest album Let's Get Serious.
 
Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/vXZVGDJyFFk
 
If that wasn't enough, OUTLOUD will embark on their Spring tour in April with some select dates in Greece and then along with the reputable NWOBHM band MONUMENT all over the UK!!!  This marks OUTLOUD's first visit to the United Kingdom - if you are in the UK you won't want to miss it!
 
Greece dates:
3.4 Patras - Memphis Stage 
4.4 Kastoria Prague Draft
5.4 Athens (Neo Irakleio) Remedy Club
 
UK tour dates with MONUMENT:
10.4. Manchester Rebellion Bar
11.4 Sheffield The Corporation 
12.4 Southampton Talking Heads 
14.4. Glasgow - Audio
16.4 Cardiff - Fuel
17.4 London The Barfly
 
Internationally to date, OUTLOUD has released 3 albums and an EP to wide critical acclaim in the hard rock / metal world, appearing in hundreds of rock & metal publications both print and online, including features in major mags such as BURRN! Japan, Rock Hard, Fireworks, Metal Hammer, etc. They have become the most viewed Greek Hard Rock band on Youtube, with over 500,000+ views.  Their song “We Run” appeared on a handful of reputable compilations and also was named ‘Track of the Day’ in Classic Rock Magazine.  The band has toured Greece multiple times, has appeared on national TV there (on MTV Greece, MAD TV and Radio Arvyla, the country’s biggest talk show) and also twice on the cover for Greek Metal Hammer, the country’s biggest rock publication.
 
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Tue
03
Mar

NEONFLY Launch New Video 'Better Angels'

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Brand new video for NEONFLY's ‘Better Angels’ single, shot on a Cyprus beach featuring Two Team GB Olympian gymnasts, unveiled.
 
‘‘Strangers In Paradise’ is so buoyed by steely self-belief and winningly infectious choruses, that you could imagine them beating the odds and taking slick songs like ‘Better Angels’ and ‘Heart Of The Sun’ to the huge venues they were clearly written for. KKKK” (Olly Thomas, Kerrang! December 12th 2014).
 
“It’s been three years since London’s Neonfly unleashed their fine debut ‘Outshine The Sun’ and the band have been no slouches in that time, racking up tours with the likes of Magnum and Dragonforce. The touring has raised their profile exponentially, to the point where their sophomore effort, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, is something I’ve been looking forward to, and it doesn’t disappoint. What I like about Neonfly is that they show a fair degree of dexterity on their songwriting, taking more from the worlds of hard rock and AOR than fantasy power metal Everytthing here is an improvement on their debut, from Willy Norton’s clear vocals to the songwriting itself, which is of the highest order. Opener ‘Whispered Dreams’ bristles with a hook you will never forget, while ‘Better Angels’ is a melodic hard rock attack that will win hearts the world over. 8/10” (Bruce Turnbull, Powerplay, December 2014)
 
“‘Better Angels’ is a sublime, immensely memorable slice of commercial power metal” (Classic Rock - Heavy Rotation - February 2015)
 
In the wake of rave reviews of their superlative new LP, ‘Strangers In Paradise’, hard driving melodic metal rockers Neonfly are releasing (album standout song) ‘Better Angels’, as a digital single, coupled with the exclusive b-side ‘Falling Star (Piano Version)’, [featuring the tinkling ivories of guest keyboard player Günter Werno from Vanden Plas], on Inner Wound Records on March 2nd, via all digital platforms.
 
Neonfly have today unveiled the video for ‘Better Angels’, shot on location in December 2014 on the beautiful coastline of South Western Cyprus, against the dramatic backdrop of the wreck of merchant vessel Edro III. Alongside the band, the video features the outstanding gymnastic talents of 2012’s Team GB Olympians Lynne Hutchison and Jade Faulkner, who were part of the Rhythmic Gymnast Team. The video showcases the stunning athleticism, grace, vivacity and poise of these awesome athletes, all subtly woven into the seascape narrative. Check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FumJoTCjGA
 
Neonfly, who comprise Willy Norton on vocals, Frederick Thunder on guitars, Andy Midgley on guitars, Paul Miller on bass and Boris Le Gal on drums, have already carved out a formidable live reputation following a slew of eyebrow-raising high profile support slots with the likes of Alice Cooper, Magnum, H.E.A.T, and Dragonforce. A band very much ‘on the up’, Neonfly are now poised to win over a whole host of new fans with the release of ‘Better Angels’, a “sublime, immensely memorable”, immediately hummable, stunning single.
 
 

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Tue
03
Mar

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Release New Album June 9

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA To Release New Album June 9

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - the classic-rock band featuring Björn Strid (SOILWORRK), David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) and Sharlee D' Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) will release its second album JUNE 9.

In an interview with Rocknytt.net songtitles set to appear on the upcoming album include "Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts". http://www.rocknytt.net/intervjuer/15288-the-night-flight-orchestra-spelar-in-nytt-album-rekryterar-ny-medlem

You can listen to the chat and a snippet of a brand new song "Living For The Nighttime" (at the end of the podcast), using the SoundCloud widget below.

Songtitles set to appear on the upcoming Skyline Whispers album include "Living For The Nighttime","Lady Jade", "Stiletto" and "Spanish Ghosts".
 
 
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA is:

Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) - Vocals
David Andersson (SOILWORK, MEAN STREAK) - Guitar
Sharlee D'Angelo (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) - Bass
Richard Larsson (VON BENZO) - Keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck (MEAN STREAK, ORCHID) - Drums
Sebastian Forslund (KADAWATHA) - Congas, Percussion, Guitar

Photo credit: Ron Dahlgren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIXSlqS3rXk

 
 
 
Tue
03
Mar

HOUSTON - "Standing On The Moon"

The new Houston video for the track “Standing On The Moon” is a remix version of the song that was featured on the “Relaunch II” album.
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Tue
03
Mar

Q5 Introduces New Guitarist, New CD Coming In 2015

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Newly reformed 80s hard rock / heavy metal legends, Q5, best known for their classic debut cd STEEL THE LIGHT(Music For Nations), and its sophomore effort WHEN THE MIRROR CRACKS(Polygram), have secured Washington native, guitar virtuoso, Dennis Turnerto complete their official line-up. Turner steps into the position once occupied by original guitarist, famous guitar tremolo inventor Floyd Rose.

The current line-up consisting of original members Jonathan K. (vocals), Rick Pierce (Guitars) and Evan Sheeley (bass), along with Turner (guitar) and (former Fifth Angel / Nightshade/Heir Apparent) drummer Jeffrey McCormack will make its debut performing in Seattle March 13, then will perform at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago, Illinois on May 1.

Q5 will then enter the studio this summer to begin recording its new cd, slated for release in late 2015, with tour dates to follow.

 
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