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Jun

KRISTY MAJORS COMES OUT STRONG WITH THE THRILL KILLS CD RELEASE PARTY AT THE VIPER ROOM

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Kritsy Majors Comes Out Strong with the Thrill Kills CD Release party at the Viper Room

The legend of Hollywood Glam Rock has cornerstones and foundations that have stood the test of time against an onslaught of new music genres.  The 90's brought a change in music that weathered the scene and diluted the promise of hardcore glam-rock songwriters stomping their boots on stages for throngs of show goers and hard rock music fans; but guitarist, singer and songwriter Kristy Majors has done more than stay the course, he continues to define how the game is played, and he does it with winning results.

On Saturday, June 21st, Majors took the stage with an all-star band of gypsies that continue the original trend of 'in your face' and 'mother disapproved' wang-dangling hard rock.  Proving in 2014 that Rock and Roll can still set the night on fire, Majors wowed the crowd alongside guitarist Nick Rozz (Bullet Boys), bassist JK Famous (Pretty Boy Floyd) and drummer Ben Graves (Murderdolls).  The result was a modern day view of the stories that have sold millions of books for artists like Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Poison's Brett Michaels.  With the release of the new CD titled Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills, hard rock fanatics are welcoming Majors back to the scene with gratitude.

Majors came West to Hollywood during the 80's glam explosion from New York where he cut his teeth on the sounds of bands like the New York Dolls and the Dead Boys, blending the hardcore punk styling's of CBGB's most popular bands with the longstanding shock rock of artists like David Bowie.  Assembling a group of like-minded peers, he built a legend with the band Pretty Boy Floyd and branded the Sunset Strip GLAM style for the world to see and hear.  Signing to MCA and selling more than half a million records, tapes and CDs with their initial release Leather Boys with Electric Toys in 1989, PBF raised the bar on the look, the sound and the passion for delivering a hard rock showcase, and it remains highly collectible today, twenty-five years later.

As the nineties swept through with Grunge Music, Majors continued to write and record his unique brand of tight rhythms and piercing solos and over the next twenty years would do more than just release seven additional CDs with Pretty Boy Floyd, one with Shameless and four CDs under his own name; Majors founded a clothing line, a high profile National and International booking agency, a state of the art recording studio and produced dozens of today's top jazz artists as an A&R Representative at Sony Records, proving his worth in music as a whole and not tethered to a single genre's sound.

Music journalist Joe Dolan pinned Kristy Majors down for a few questions to bring fans up to speed before the next wave of Hollywood Hard Rock took the stage.

Joe: So the question is Kristy, why now?  When you've had so much consistent success outside of the negativity related to being a glam/hard rock recording and performing artist in the sea of modern trends and one hit wonders.  What drove you to create another Majors stamped CD in an industry that shuns hard rock artists from our generation?

Majors: Music has always been a staple in my life, and everyone's everyday life. Whether it be in a movie, a commercial, a TV show, a stage play, or whatever; you can express anger, sadness, suspense and just about every emotion with a few words and 3 notes.  I'm always writing and recording music in my free time and that will never change.  I'm a tortured soul and an insomniac!  I felt like I had something to say with this album and I hope other people grasp on to it as well.  I don't care about trends or what everyone else is doing.  I find most music today all sounds the same.

Joe: The CD is self-written; self produced and recorded in your own studio with Kari Kane (Pretty Boy Floyd) on drums and percussion.  Did anyone else contribute to what we hear on the CD?

Majors: Kari played the drums and I did everything else.  It's a tedious process, but I've always said that if you want something done right, do it yourself.

Joe: What tender cares did you address to make sure it was exactly how you wanted it to sound?

Majors: I really just went for a stripped down sound.  There is no fancy production at all, just two guitars, a bass, drums and vocals.  Think AC/DC, Sex Pistols, The Stooges, The Ramones, Johnny Thunders ' everything that inspired me when I was a kid.

Joe: You clearly hand selected a group of hard rock all-stars for the on-stage performances.  What led to choosing the artists that will play alongside of you?

Majors: Simple, I wanted to surround myself with people I actually like and that I can trust.  Creating a band alongside Nick Rozz, J.K. Famous and Ben Graves turned out to be a good choice.

Joe: You've seen the Hollywood music scene evolve and change since establishing your dominance of the glam/hard rock circuit.  What are the issues that plague the scene today that you recognize, how do you feel it went wrong and what can kids do today to start finding success?

Majors: People are lazy.  No one wants to work for anything anymore.  They think because they get a few likes on social media sites that they've made it.  Everyone wants to be famous for nothing (he scoffs).  Here's some news - get up off your ass! Get your fucking face away from your phone and join reality.  Oh, and somebody please kill off the Kardashians! (he laughed out loud)

Joe: You chose the Viper Room for the CD release.  The obvious long-term status of the club makes it a winning choice, but why the Viper Room?

Majors: It's a nice intimate environment with a great sound system that clearly showcases a band.  I really like performing in a more intimate setting, like the Viper.  It's a more personal interaction with the crowd and the crowd appreciates it.

Joe: What can people expect from the band after the CD release performance?

Majors: We've got a few music videos on the way and there has been some talk of taking the show on some small tours.  Nothing is in concrete yet but keep an eye out to see what develops over the next few months.

Shortly hereafter, the band took the stage.  Armed with bare bones utilities and ready to melt faces off the crowd, Majors uses a Les Paul, Marshall Amps, a Tube Screamer and a DD-3 Delay.  The lights fans saw flashing didn't come from stacks of equipment, it came from the barrage of cameras and cell phones capturing a long lost moment in time.  With the strings that rang bells in 1989 and took MTV by storm, the guitarist that killed with Pretty Boy Floyd was simply slaying the audience tonight in that old familiar style of tattoos, long hair and strapped leather that makes the girls howl.

Here's the set list they performed.

01. Beggars Luck
02. Dead Beat
03. Empty handed
04. Broken Lip
05. Stagnation Street
06. Magazine
07. I'll Make U Surrender
08. Make Up
09. Pissed Away
10. Falling Behind
11. Chinese Rock
12. Over & Over Again

Since the 2013 falling out of Kristy Majors and former band mate Steve Summers, Majors has stepped outside of the drama and proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he's the same powerhouse songwriter and stage talent he's always been.  This first no holds barred performance of the band is just the beginning.  Majors shared that they have three more shows lined up for San Diego, Las Vegas and back in to Southern California and the new CD release holds promise for more dates to follow as the summer season is in full swing.

Keep up with Kristy Majors and the Thrill Kills at Majors' official website and Social media pages by visiting:

Website: http://kristymajors.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristykrashmajors

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KristyMajorsFU

 
 
 
Mon
23
Jun

VHF PROJECT DEBUTS FIRST VIDEO

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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NOW AVAILABLE ON CDABY AND ITUNES
 
 
 
Here is the complete video for the first single, "Whispers of the Soul" from VHF, 
 
 
CD "Very High Frequency" will be released in 3 weeks on iTunes, CD Baby. 
 
Tony Franklin: "I'm digging the completed VHF CD (Todd Vinny Vinciguerra, Joel Hoekstra, Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster)... Wow, actually! And it's crazy how this thing came together. Vinny approached me with the idea. He wanted to lay down some song-oriented drum grooves and then have me play bass over them... it was wide open, whatever I wanted. So I did it, and had a blast. I put some time into it to come up with something creative, heavy, a little edgy and different, while still maintaining a 'song-type' format. Vinny's parts were great to play over - groove wise and idea wise. I was definitely inspired. Next we handed the tracks over to Joel Hoekstra who was totally on board and in tune with the concept. He took it to a whole other level. When I listen to the tunes, they sound like we sat in the same room together, created the riffs, grooves and changes as a band, which couldn't be further away from the truth! Haha. I've always maintained that nothing beats playing and recording in the same room together... but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule!! https://www.facebook.com/VHFtheband"
 
 
Mon
23
Jun

“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER “KAMP”

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Monday, June 23, 2014
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“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS”
CELEBRATES 25TH ANNUAL SUMMER “KAMP”

 

UPCOMING KAMPS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 21 IN IOWA
AND FRIDAY, JULY 18 IN COLORADO


Ted and Shemane Nugent at “Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids” in 2013.

 

25 years ago multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT set out on a selfless mission to get kids out of malls, off the streets, away from drugs and crime, into the woods and in touch with the natural healing powers of the wild. The goal of the Kamp is to teach a child morals and ethics, and their role as caring humans that manage and respect the wildlife around us. From this desire to help others, the “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” was founded.
 

“I started our Kamp in 1989 with a simple goal—to introduce kids to the great outdoors,” says NUGENT. “I made a promise to Fred Bear before he passed away that I would get kids involved. And here we are 25 years later.”
 

A recent Kamp session sold out in just six hours. Parents stayed up until midnight to begin registering their children online and by 6am on the first day, all 100 slots were gone. And the waiting list is almost as large.
 

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tim Moran of the Papillion, Nebraska Parks & Recreation. “We always start taking calls from parents literally months before registration—which is literally months before the actual event.  By far, the Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids is one of the most sought-after programs, by both parents and kids, of any youth event we’re involved with.”
 

All spaces for this weekend’s Kamp at Arrowhead Lake near Neola, IA are already reserved but there are still a limited amount of openings for the July 18 Kamp at Quail Mountain Recreation Area near Twin Lakes, CO. For more info, visit www.tednugent.com/about/involvement/kamp-for-kids/2013-details.
 

Kamp sessions are outdoor class-format adventure. Each child--ages 11 to 15--is taught proper archery shooting skills, learns hunter’s safety and ethics, survival skills, and participates in hands-on nature studies and a nature walk. TED makes it a point to personally attend as many Kamp sessions as possible. “While my schedule does not permit me to attend all of the events, I take this stuff very personally. Our Kamp for Kids matters. It changes young lives for the better,” he says. In addition to providing hands on instruction, NUGENT also performs a campfire rendition of his popular hunt songs, and talks to Kampers about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
 

“TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS” is a 100% volunteer 501C3 non-profit corporation and is operated by qualified families and individuals who deeply care about children and their futures. Every child is treated with love, affection and spiritual guidance by our dedicated volunteers. Lessons in resource stewardship, individual accountability, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, Hunter Safety and law, International Bow Education (IBEP) and basic lessons in life are driven home in an open, honest, caring setting in the wild.
 

“I’m not interested in plaques, praise, banquets or awards. I’m only interested in results,” states NUGENT. “I get all the rocket fuel motivation I need to keep moving forward when a smiling young kid comes up to me at Kamp and says he or she can’t wait to go fishing or hunting.”
 

In addition to his work on “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS,” TED will be busy this summer promoting his first full-length album in seven years, SHUTUP&JAM!, out July 8 on Frontiers Records. The collection is available now for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. The Motor City Madman is also hitting the road for a headlining tour in support of the release, kicking off July 3 in Wichita Falls, TX. Dates and ticket info for all shows is available at https://tour.tednugent.com.

 


Recent Kamper at  “TED NUGENT KAMP FOR KIDS.”
 

For more information, visit:

www.tednugent.com
www.facebook.com/tednugent
www.twitter.com/tednugent

 
Mon
23
Jun

JOHN TAGLIERI RELEASES VIDEO SAMPLER FOR 'DAYS LIKE THESE' EP

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Veteran pop/rock artist John Taglieri has released a five and a half minute long video sampler for his upcoming Ep, Days Like These, due 19 August 2014. 
 
Comprised of six songs, the Ep features some very special guests (to be revealed soon) and brings Taglieri full circle to where he began his solo path as a musical artist "Days Like These is exactly what my life is about right now. Becoming a dad, finding a great balance in life, and being happier with my life and career than I’ve ever been.” said Taglieri. "Each song on this Ep is about life…the ups (Days Like These, Here For The Taking, Beautiful Tonight, Finish Line) and the downs (Thin Air, Toasting The Man In The Moon). Its about balance, which is key to everything in life. I think it’s a fun Ep and I had the most amazing time making it."
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The video can be viewed here


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Mon
23
Jun

DRUM LEGEND CORKY LAING IS PRESENTED THE 'BONZO BASH LEGEND AWARD' BY KISS'S PETER CRISS

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Monday, June 23, 2014
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Drum Legend Corky Laing Is Presented The 'Bonzo Bash Legend Award' At John Bonham's Bonzo Bash By Kiss's Peter Criss!

'As the drummer for Mountain, Corky Laing shares the title as one of the best players of his genre. He's also the same good guy he used to be.' ' Levon Helm

NYC - Much to the excitement of drummers worldwide, one of rock's icons, drum legend Corky Laing, recently received the prestigous 'Bonzo Bash Legend Award' at the Bergen PAC in New Jersey on May 31st. The award was presented by original Kiss drummer Peter Criss!

Corky says, 'It was a tremendous honor and a total surprise when Peter Criss (from Kiss) presented the 'Legend Award' to me at the John Bonham 'Bonzo Bash'. And to receive the award in front of all these brilliant drummers was a real rush. There seems to be a kind of 'magical crazy glue' that keeps the drumming community tightly wrapped. It's not like the 'Super Bowl of drumming', there is no competition. Every drummer has his/her own uniqueness. We aspire to reach out while digging deep with a passion to become the very best. I humbly believe in receiving this award I'm being recognized for doing just that. Every day for me is another downbeat, and what a joy it is to live and breath it. It may sound a bit out there, but that's exactly how I feel when I play. I am sincerely in love with my 'all consuming mistress', my beautiful drum kit!'

Watch the video of Corky receiving the 'Legend Award': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lKT_tMYsi8

As well as Mountain, Laing has recorded with a long list of legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Bo Diddley and Ozzy Osbourne. He has performed with Meat Loaf, Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers, Voivod, Teenage Head and dozens of others. And according to Modern Drummer magazine, Corky Laing 'has done as much as anyone in Western culture to turn the cowbell into a rock 'n roll staple'.

This prolific artist is busier than ever. His latest project, 'Playing God', a rock opera created with Matti H'yry and Tuija Takala from Finland, premiered in Basel, Switzerland, and Paris, France in 2013. Recently, in the early spring of 2014, the rock opera was performed in Helsinki, Finland. Laing wrote the music for the album, and is the Musical Director in the stage performances where he also performs a key role, LUKE, who plays drums and sings. The 'Playing God' CD was released on GONZO Multimedia on July 15, 2013.

'Playing God' CD is available at:
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/search/product_details/15579/Corky_Lain...

Check out Corky's upcoming appearance!

Corky Laing 'Under The Rock'
Friday June 27 2014 at 8pm
Guild Hall- East Hampton, NY

Corky Laing flies solo' recounting his rock 'n roll life in wordss and music.

Montreal native Corky Laing, co-founder of iconic supergroups Mountain and West, Bruce & Laing, comes out from behind the drums and spills all about the Golden Age of Rock, which wasn't always quite so golden' An era when rock stars were bigger than life, in spite of the fact that many of their lives spun out of control.

Laing, who wrote the platinum-selling rock anthem, 'Mississippi Queen', chronicles his life from his innocent early days on the Montreal sock-hop circuit (Bartholomew Plus 3 and Energy) to the pinnacle of rock 'n roll.

On June 27, 2014, Laing, whose skills on the skins are matched only by his wit and candour, will relate how he climbed up and fell down with some of the rock world's most prominent luminaries' but it';s not all talk. Corky will show us exactly how and why he is one of the most acclaimed drummers in the music business. And he took it all in from UNDER THE ROCK!

When: June 27, 2014
Where: Guild Hall - East Hampton, NY (in The John Drew Theatre in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall)
158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937
631-324-0806
Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 631-324-4050; theatermania.com; or 866-811-4111

For more information:
www.playinggodrocks.com/corky_bio
www.ucantalktome.wix.com/corky
www.facebook.com/pages/Corky-Laing/450016148385577 

 
Mon
23
Jun

THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

Friday, August 1, 2014
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THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE
TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

THE INNOVATIVE “FACE I LOVE” APP LAUNCHES TODAY ALONGSIDE THE SINGLE


 

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

SYDNEY, Australia (June 23, 2014) – The Dead Daisies will release the Face I Love single across Australia today, in conjunction with launching the innovative “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page.  By fans submitting the face that they love via the app, they will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters, with selected fans' faces being chosen to be in the music video.  One lucky person will win the experience of a lifetime – a trip to see the band at one of their upcoming concerts, somewhere in the world.

Dropping today, the single, Face I Love, is the first release from the upcoming EP, of the same title.  The single can be downloaded by the press from the below link. 

About The Dead Daisies “Face I Love” App

Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band, Facebook fans will be able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom. The promotion is a true collaboration between the band and their fans, bringing real meaning to the title of the song, “Face I Love”.

In 2014 and in this age of social media, we couldn’t think of a better way to have our fans interact and be part of our new single, Face I Love, than to have them involved in creating a Dead Daisies skull photo-mosaic made up of faces that they love,” said frontman, Jon Stevens, when asked about why the band has developed their very own interactive app.

Download The Dead Daisies 'Face I Love' App HERE

The Dead Daisies Ultimate Experience
After downloading the app, as well as being able to be part of the photo-mosaic for the EP cover art and touring posters, selected fans will also be chosen to be in the music video, with one lucky person winning what is The Dead Daisies experience of a lifetime, with a trip to see the band at one of their concerts somewhere in the world.

The EP
As of today, the EP of the same name is also available on pre-order.  Any pre-orders will be given a free copy of Face I Love, the single, as an instant-grat track, to download.  The Face I Love EP will then be released on August 1 via Social Family Records.

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

Band Information

The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks.

They were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

2014 has been a massive year for The Dead Daisies so far, and only getting bigger with the recent announcement of two US tours, firstly with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd during July and then KISS Def Leppard in August.

The Dead Daisies Tour Dates

July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #   
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

The Dead Daisies
Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) - vocals
David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) - guitar
Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs)  - lead guitar
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) - bass
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/ Hookers & Blow) - keys
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) - drums


THE DEAD DAISIES LINKS:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram

 
Fri
20
Jun

STEVE PERRY REFLECTS ON HIS PERFORMANCES WITH THE EELS

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Friday, June 20, 2014
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Article courtesy of FAN ASYLUM - http://fanasylum.com/steveperry/

 

Steve Perry hit the stage for the first time since 1995, for three guest appearances with The Eels.

 

June 11 @ The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles CA: 
"It's A Motherfucker" (Eels), "Only Sixteen" (Sam Cooke), "Open Arms," "Lights" & "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" (Journey)

May 31 @ The Lincoln Theatre in Wash D.C.: 
"It's A Motherfucker" (Eels), "Only Sixteen" (Sam Cooke), "Open Arms," & "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" (Journey)

May 25 @ The Fitzgerald Theatre in St Paul MN:
"It's A Motherfucker" (Eels), "Open Arms," & "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" (Journey)

E (Mark Oliver Everett of The Eels) explains Steve's surprise return to the stage and shares the story of their long friendship at Stereogum.com

Bob Lefsetz analyzes Steve Perry's performance with The Eels and nails it in "Steve Perry Returns."

 
Bob Lefsetz sums up the joy of hearing Steve Perry's voice in "Steve Perry At The Orpheum."
 

We had a quick chat with Steve and he shared his thoughts on the incredible and surprising events of the past few weeks.

Your three performances with The Eels really blew up social media! The YouTube videos have several million views, you were a trending topic on Twitter and just about all major media outlets picked up the story. Were you surprised by how big the reaction to you joining The Eels on stage was?
SP:  Yes, I was very surprised. I woke up in St. Paul MN thinking I'd have a little YouTube leak about the gig and that would be it. After 20 years of not singing Live I really thought I could just stick my toe in the Waters of Love and then go home and start blowing the rust off my pipes……. but that's not what happened. So I flew out for a second one in D.C. and that was even more fun SO-- I did L.A. and that was even more FUN-NER!

After watching your performances with The Eels, we hope you are finally coming back to music. Your fans love you! How did it feel when you walked out on the stage again?
SP:  I realized in a nano second as I walked on stage how much I had missed it. I had been away from Live performing for a long time. Walking out on that Stage was like having sex for the first time in 20 years. I didn't have a lot of stamina or restraint ……. but it still felt really AMAZING!!

You mentioned that you promised your late girlfriend Kellie that you would sing again. Is that what motivated you to join your friends The Eels on stage?
SP:  The promise that was made to her was not that I would sing again but more emotional and personal in nature. Since promises are best fulfilled in secret, I think I’ll keep them that way…….. but I am keeping my promises to her.

You've said in the past that you don't read reviews but hopefully you have seen the two amazing blogs posted by famed music industry analyst and critic, Bob Lefsetz. Did you know he was at the L.A. show and what did you think of his comments on your performance?
SP:  I did not know he was in L.A. until after he wrote the article. I do not read reviews but I was encouraged by a friend to read his St. Paul and his L.A. ones. Holy Moly…….. I was stunned at some of his analogies and kind words. I wish I could have met him after the show. I can honestly say that in my lifetime I have NEVER had anyone say such truthful things about what Rock and Roll once was and should be and then include me in his words!?!  

WTF…….Thanks Muucho Bob!!!!

Would you consider recording a cover of "It's a Motherfucker?" Your take on that song is so beautiful and heartfelt.
SP:  Yes, I may record it. When I first met E…… I told him that I wanted to sing that song. It was a song that spoke to me back then and then after losing Kellie, it's speaking to me again on a whole new emotional level.

Would you consider collaborating on new music with E? You two would come up with some great material!
SP:  I've known E for many years now and I think that's possible but we both have our own process of writing and we both understand and respect how that works. It can be a very personal, alone process that doesn't lend itself to collaboration. Just listen to "It's a Motherfucker" ……… The reason that song hits me so is because I can feel the solitude and loneliness that's in it and was required to write it.
 
The Sam Cooke song you did in D.C. and Los Angeles (“Only Sixteen”) was amazing. How did you decide on how you were going to do it?
SP:  I have always loved Sam’s songs. A capella versions are something I've been wanting to do for a long time.
 
A huge part of the pleasure of seeing you on stage again is in witnessing your enjoyment of performing. Reaction from fans has been overwhelmingly positive! What's next for you?
SP:  Honestly…...It's been many years since I've tried to sing at live levels. Many years ! I think I will start rehearsing at those Live Levels to blow the rust off these old pipes. That's my plan …….. After that is done, I'm sure more thoughts and ideas will appear.

Arnel said he would gladly step aside to let you return to Journey. What are your thoughts? Would you consider a Journey reunion?
SP:  I don’t know who or what would make Arnel want to say such a thing. He's their Lead Singer and I only wish him all of the very best! There is no reunion.

Loved your "SPelfie" at the Wash D.C. show. Would you consider doing more of those?
SP:  I may do another "SPelfie" very soon.

Even if you don't do a full tour again, would you consider a few televised appearances?
SP:  I have been approached about TV but I have never been a big fan of TV appearances. I think it's a loose, fun Rockin' evening in a room with fans that makes life worth living. TV never really represents that. I am getting a bit more open to the idea though……. more than I ever thought I would. So---- I will stay open minded about it and perhaps it will happen……. but I still have my deep opinions and thoughts about it……..

Of the three shows you played (St Paul, D.C. and L.A.), which was your favorite?
SP:  The first one was in St Paul and I was truly a bundle of nerves. After 20 years, I guess that is understandable. But it certainly didn’t stop me from having the time of my life! After St Paul, I thought, “Maybe that’s it,” but E said, “Why don’t you come out to do another one,” so I went to Wash D.C. That show felt so much more relaxed for me and I was able to concentrate more on singing. I think I sang bit better in D.C. than St Paul. That was my second gig in 20 years. Driving up from Del Mar to L.A. gave me plenty of time to remember how much of an industry town L.A. is and I was hoping my performance would be good enough. I honestly only wanted to sing again in front of people and so backstage I reminded myself there are several reasons why I wanted to go out there….some you know about and some you don’t. But the bottom line is it’s about rediscovering my love for singing.

 

 
Fri
20
Jun

TODD RUNDGREN AND UTOPIA LIVE 1978 TO BE RELEASED ON TWO-CD SET

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Friday, June 20, 2014
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Todd Rundgren and Utopia Live At The Electric Ballroom, Milwaukee 23rd October 1978 To Be Released On Two-CD Set By Esoteric Recordings

THE LATEST RELEASE IN THE TODD RUNDGREN ARCHIVE SERIES!

London, UK - Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release in the Todd Rundgren Archive series. "Live at the Electric Ballroom” was recorded in Milwaukee on the 23rd October 1978 and captures Todd Rundgren and Utopia in fine form. Recorded for an FM radio simulcast, this concert has remained in the vaults until this two-CD release which features the entire concert. Featuring such classic material as “Real Man”, “Can We Still Be Friends”, “Black Maria”, “The Seven Rays”, “Couldn’t I Just Tell You”, “Hello, It’s Me” and many more, the concert has been mastered from the original broadcast tapes.

This Esoteric Recordings release features an illustrated booklet with new essay notes.

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TWO CD SET OF TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA’s ENTIRE CONCERT AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM, MILWAUKEE IN OCTOBER 1978!

TRACK LIST

DISC ONE
1. REAL MAN
2. IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
3. LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
4. TRAPPED
5. ABANDON CITY
6. THE VERB ‘TO LOVE’
7. THE SEVEN RAYS
8. CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS
9. THE DEATH OF ROCK AND ROLL

DISC TWO
1. YOU CRIED WOLF
2. GANGRENE
3. A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
4. BLACK MARIA
5. EASTERN INTRIGUE / INITIATION
6. COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU
7. HELLO, IT’S ME
8. JUST ONE VICTORY

To purchase:
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4650

 

 
Thu
19
Jun

AXEL RUDI PELL`S "INTO THE STORM" GETS DELUXE TREATMENT

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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After unbelievably topping both the German (#5) and Swiss (#9) charts with the latest album Into the Storm and selling out 7 dates of the first part of the Into the Storm-Tour in February there is still so much more to come from Axel Rudi Pell.

He released a new video 'Long Way to Go' and revealed the guest list for his 25th anniversary headliner gig on July 11th at the BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL in Balingen, Germany. Not only will he be joined on stage by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), John Lawton (Uriah Heep), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) and the former ARP singers Jeff Scott Soto and Rob Rock, but he will also be reunited with the original members from his former band STEELER.

This show is not to be missed! http://www.bang-your-head.de/home.php

To celebrate the second part of the 'Into The Storm' ' Tour , the Bochum show is already sold outt again, the successful album 'Into The Storm' gets a deluxe treatment with a bonus CD consisting of brandnew live recordings and the latest video as an enhanced part. On top the deluxe edition has a new cover and a new extended 16 page booklet with new photos and new liner notes by Axel Rudi Pell. Release dates are for Scandinavia August 20th, Germany August 22nd, Europe August 25th and USA September 2nd.

Then Axel Rudi Pell will continue with the second part of the Into the Storm-Tour. Once again, they will be supported by young German newcomers REBELLIOUS SPIRIT, who were so impressive on the first part of the tour, they've been invited back.

Tracklisting Digipak

CD 1

 1) THE INQUISITORIAL PROCEDURE   1:48

 2) TOWER OF LIES   4:26

 3) LONG WAY TO GO   5:32

 4) BURNING CHAINS   5:23

 5) WHEN TRUTH HURTS   6:46

 6) CHANGING TIMES   6:05

 7) TOUCHING HEAVEN   7:02

 8) HIGH ABOVE   4:49

 9) HEY HEY MY MY   5:02

10) INTO THE STORM   10:35

11) WHITE CATS (Opus #6 Scivolare)   4:54 (Bonus Track)

12) WAY TO MANDALAY   7:52 (Bonus Track)

CD 2

1. NASTY REPUTATION ' livve 2014 ( 05:45 min.)

2. STRONG AS A ROCK ' live 2014 ( 07:55 min.)

3. MEDLEY: Too Late / Call Her Princess / Eternal Prisoner / Too Late ' live 2014 ( 13:30 min.)

4. LONG WAY TO GO - enhanced video (04:47)

____________________________________________

AXEL RUDI PELL released a new video for the song "Long Way To Go", taken from "Into The Storm". The video was directed by Tim Assmann (Kingdom Come and others).

You can see the video here:

 http://youtu.be/3tLsZa7wk6Q

_____________________________________________
 
"Into The Storm"-Festivals 2014
AXEL RUDI PELL
11.07. D-Balingen - Bang Your Head Festival
12.07. A-Kufstein - Open Air am Fischergries (special guest of Deep Purple)

"Into The Storm"-Tour 2014 Part 2
AXEL RUDI PELL
special guests: REBELLIOUS SPIRIT
  19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
28.09. CZ-Prag - Matrix Music Club
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (sold out)
 Ticket-Hotline Germany:  METALTIX +49-(0)4627/183838,  www.metaltix.de
Touragency: Continental Concerts


 

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli - Lead and Backing Vocals
Axel Rudi Pell - Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Bobby Rondinelli - Drums
__________________________________________________
 
www.axel-rudi-pell.de
www.spv.de

 
 
Thu
19
Jun

KIX IS READY TO ‘ROCK YOUR FACE OFF’ WITH NEW ALBUM, DUE OUT AUGUST 5

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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KIX
IS READY TO
‘ROCK YOUR FACE OFF’
WITH NEW ALBUM,
THEIR FIRST IN TWO DECADES,
DUE OUT AUGUST 5 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS
 
 
June 18, 2014 -- For KIX, not recording any new music for two decades has been far too long.  Fans have made it known for years that they want new music.  And now, the time has finally come.  The Maryland band is primed and ready to ROCK YOUR FACE OFF with their seventh new album set for release August 5 on Loud & Proud Records.  It’s everything fans know and love them for:  a raucous, roaring and real display of rock 'n' roll.  The first single, “Love Me With Your Top Down,” will be released to radio and online retail outlets later this month.  Eddie Trunk will exclusively world premiere the song during his “Friday Night Rocks” radio show originating from Q104.3 (heard in New York City, Long Island, NJ and CT) this Friday, June 20 from 11pm-2am ET.  It will then air via his numerous North American syndicated affiliates on Saturday, June 20 and he’ll play it on Monday, June 23 during his “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk” show that airs on SiriusXM’s “Hair Nation” channel (39) at 3pm PT/6pm ET.
 
As guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe explains, “When we first played ‘Love Me With Your Top Down’ live just a few months ago, it went over like gangbusters with the fans.  It’s a catchy little tune with classic KIX flavor, a perfect choice for the first taste of the record.”
 
What makes the new album even more exciting and anticipated is that it features most of the band’s original line-up:  Steve Whiteman (vocals), Brian "Damage" Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie "10/10" Younkins (guitar), Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant (drums), with the exception of Mark Schenker (bass).
 
With ROCK YOUR FACE OFF, KIX stirs up their truest statement to date in 2014.  "It's still hot women, fast cars, and great moments," concludes Whiteman.  "I want everybody to end up on their feet, whether they’re working out or stuck in rush hour traffic.  This is a release, something to lift your spirits when you need it.  You can party to this one."
 
KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008.  After sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years.  The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as Best Performance at the festival, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.  After capturing their fiery reunion on 2012's LIVE IN BALTIMORE CD & DVD, the band agreed to enter the studio once again.
 
"In many ways, this is for the KIX diehards as much as it is for us," guitarist Brian Forsythe explains.  "When we started doing this again, tons of fans came out of the woodwork.  They'd show up with their kids, and it was just incredible to see.  We had to deliver for them."
 
In order to deliver, the band enlisted the talents of producer Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), with whom they had last collaborated on 1991's HOT WIRE.  Also, for the first time in the group's history, each member contributed to the writing process, fostering an extremely creative and free environment in the studio.  A new dawn commenced as they simultaneously harnessed their classic spirit. 
 
"It was more free-flowing because everybody got to write and come up with ideas," says singer Steve Whiteman.  "We encouraged this new freedom within the creative process."
 
Here’s the complete track listing of ROCK YOUR FACE OFF:
 
1. Wheels In Motion
2. You’re Gone
3. Can’t Stop The Show
4. Rollin’ In Honey
5. Rock Your Face Off
6. All The Right Things
7. Dirty Girls
8. Inside Outside Inn
9. Mean Miss Adventure
10. Love Me With Your Top Down
11. Tail On The Wag
12. Rock & Roll Showdown
 
Stay tuned for new tour news, but check them out at any of the following stops in the meantime:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Sat 6/21            Idaho Falls, ID               Rock The Falls
Thu 7/10            Hughesville, PA             Lycoming County Fair
Fri 7/25             Royalton, MN                Halfway Jam
Thu 7/31            Leemore, CA                 Tachi Palace Casino
Sat 8/2              Leonardtown, MD          Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Fest
Sat 8/16            Greencastle, PA            Greencastle Legion Grounds
Sat 9/13            Berlin, MD                     Soundwave Festival at Airlift Acres
Sat 9/20            Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live
Sat 10/25          Camp Hill, PA               Radisson Convention Center
Sat 12/20          Baltimore, MD               Rams Head Live (KIXmas)
 
About Loud & Proud Records
 
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.
 

 

 
Thu
19
Jun

GRAMMY-WINNING ROCK BAND YES PREVIEWS THE SECOND TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
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Today (6/18), Grammy Award-winning rock band YES--among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands--has previewed 'The Game,' the second track off their new studio album, HEAVEN & EARTH, due out July 22 on Frontiers Records. Listen to a 90-second preview of 'The Game' at: http://yesheavenandearth.com/
Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, HEAVEN & EARTH sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. HEAVEN & EARTH is available now for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/YES_Amz_Preorder.
 
HEAVEN & EARTH contains eight new tracks, each of which boasts the unique musicianship and craftsmanship that have come to be known as 'the YES sound.' YES' distinctive layered music, swirling arrangements, brilliant vocals and harmonies are all in abundance. HEAVEN & EARTH is an album sure to please both long-time and new YES fans. For HEAVEN & EARTH, YES teamed up with legendary Grammy Award winner, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars, Guns N' Roses, Foreigner, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Cooper, etc.), who handled the production and Billy Sherwood (Toto, Paul Rodgers, Air Supply, etc.) who mixed the album. Also onboard is long-time YES artist, the world-renowned Roger Dean, who again brings his masterful artistic creativity to the album's cover art and packaging.
 
To coincide with the release of HEAVEN & EARTH, the multi-platinum progressive rock band--bassist CHRIS SQUIRE, guitarist STEVE HOWE, drummer ALAN WHITE, keyboardist GEOFF DOWNES and singer JON DAVISON'will spend the summer on a 35-date tour featuring YES performing, in their entirety, 1971's groundbreaking album FRAGILE for the first-time ever and a repeat performance from last year's tour of 1972's CLOSE TO THE EDGE, followed by an encore of the band's greatest hits and music from the new album. For a full list of tour dates and ticket info; visit: http://tinyurl.com/p9zlr77.
 
 

  

 
Wed
18
Jun

PALISADE RECORDS INTRODUCES E19

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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Palisade Records introduces E19!

 
“The best melodic rock band to never make it out of the 80s!”  The debut album “Just Down The Hall” will be released worldwide on August 5th.  
 
But two other albums are currently available.  Being in the same time frame these songs were written in back the late 80’s through the mid 90’s, the Gary Schutt album “Lost in Paradise” is now available in the E19 store and a new one called “Lifespan” as well, which is a compilation of the best melodic rock songs from Schutt’s “Sentimetal”, “Playthings”, “B-Sides Myself” and “Dramatically Acoustic” albums, featuring a new remix of the Jeff Scott Soto voiced “She’s Letting Go” with additional keyboards! 
 
Only available at www.palisaderecords.com
 
 
 
Wed
18
Jun

MARYSCREEK IS BACK WITH "INCUBIC TWIN"

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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MARYSCREEK IS BACK WITH "INCUBIC TWIN"
 
After a couple of years of absence, MarysCreek is back with a brand new EP ”Incubic Twin” featuring five newrecorded tunes. Featured songs are: ”Incubic Twin”, ”Remission of Sin”, ”Forever Lost”, ”Never Walk Alone” and ”Black Tie Suicide”. As usual MarysCreek presents heavy rock arrangements and catchy melodies with a scandinavian melancholic twist. ”Incubic Twin” will be released June 16 and is available through: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Cdon etc...
 
Mixed by Henrik Edenhed (Robyn, Dead By April etc.) and Sebastian Forslund (Night Flight Orchestra etc.).
Mastred by Håkan Glänte
 
Lyric Video for the song "Remission of Sin": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHWgimsGh5w
 
 
Wed
18
Jun

SLASH PREMIERES NSFW LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'WORLD ON FIRE'

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
PREMIERE NSFW LYRIC VIDEO FOR
FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK

'WORLD ON FIRE'
TODAY

NEW ALBUM
'WORLD ON FIRE'
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16


 

 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have premiered the lyric video for 'World On Fire' the first single and title track off their new album due out September 16.

'Check out the 'World on Fire' video,' says SLASH. 'It sums up the song and it rocks pretty damn hard, especially the girl."

Watch the NSFW clip for 'World On Fire' here:
 

The hell-raising song 'World On Fire' hit radio last Friday and can be streamed online at Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, go here: http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group recently revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH's third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012's Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with 'You're A Lie' and 'Standing In The Sun.' SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek launching off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store.

For all dates and tour ticket packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

 
Wed
18
Jun

JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' ALBUM, ANNOUNCE 'ROCKLINE' AND 'TOWN HALL' APPEARANCES

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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JUDAS PRIEST OFFER ANOTHER SNEAK PEAK INTO 'REDEEMER OF SOULS' ALBUM, ANNOUNCE 'ROCKLINE' AND 'TOWN HALL' APPEARANCES

The tracks that Judas Priest has been offering the public as a prelude to the official July 8, 2014 release date of their 17th album overall, 'Redeemer of Souls,' are stirring up quite a buzz within the heavy metal community.  On June 17th, eager fans will be able to sample another winning metallic rocker from the legendary band, when "Dragonaut" is made available for purchase via iTunes and other digital retailers.

In the mean time, you can listen to "Dragonaut" via the Rolling Stone site, which has premiered the track:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-judas-priests-thunderous-new...

And you can pre-order the deluxe album version via these links:

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-albm - iTunes   

http://smarturl.it/redeemerofsouls-amzn - Amazon

Also, the band has confirmed that the night before the release of 'Redeemer of Souls,' Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, and Richie Faulkner will appear on the Rockline radio program. Joining host Bob Coburn on Monday July 7, 2014 at 8:30 PT / 11:30 ET, fans are encouraged to speak with Judas Priest at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast. 

And on the day of the album's release, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner will appear on Sirius XM's 'Town Hall' program. Fans are being asked to submit questions that winners will be able to ask the band in person:

https://www.siriusxm.com/judaspriest

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for some of heavy metal's all-time classic songs ("Living After Midnight," "Breaking the Law," "You've Got Another Thing Coming," etc.) and albums ('British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 'Painkiller,' etc. 

The countdown to the release of Priest's latest studio triumph has officially begun, and "Dragonaut" provides further proof that 'Redeemer of Souls' will be a prime slice of Judas Priest metal.

 

 
Wed
18
Jun

CHICAGO DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR THE NEW SONG “NOW” TODAY ON BILLBOARD.COM

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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CHICAGO DEBUTS NEW VIDEO FOR THE NEW SONG “NOW”

TODAY ON BILLBOARD.COM

NEW ALBUM “NOW: CHICAGO XXXVI” OUT IN JULY ON FRONTIERS RECORDS

 

Iconic rock band CHICAGO continue the rollout of their new upcoming album NOW: CHICAGO XXXVI today (6/17) with the exclusive debut of the video and song “Now” today on Billboard.com.  Check out the video here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6121547/chicago-now-song-video-premiere-exclusive.  Set for release on July 4th in Europe and July 8 in North America via Frontiers Records, the new album--their 36th--carries on the tradition of one of the most beloved American bands.

CHICAGO also recently released a lyric video for another new song, “Love Lives On” last week on Ultimateclassicrock.com (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/chicago-love-lives-on-lyric-video/).  "Now" and "Love Lives On" are available as instant grats with the iTunes pre-order (for those who don't know, this means the song will automatically download to their iTunes once they complete the pre-order purchase).

The band—founding members ROBERT LAMM (keyboard, guitars, vocals), LEE LOUGHNANE (trumpet, guitar, percussion, vocals), JAMES PANKOW (trombone, percussion, keyboards, vocals), WALTER PARAZAIDER (woodwinds, backing vocals) along with JASON SCHEFF (bass, vocals), TRIS IMBODEN (drums, percussion), KEITH HOWLAND (guitars, vocals), LOU PARDINI (keyboards, vocals) and WALFREDO REYES, Jr., (percussion)—are headed to Europe next week for a 13-show tour of France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Norway before returning to the U.S.  for a 24-date run with R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON, followed by more headlining dates through September.

Featuring 11 brand-new, original songs from the group known for their groundbreaking rock-with-horns sound, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI was written and recorded on the road during the band’s rigorous, never-ending tour schedule, playing for fans who have supported them since they formed in 1967. They kick off a European tour June 26 in Paris, France before hitting Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Norway.  They return to the U.S for a tour with R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON including an August 1 date at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, have an August 9 show in Chicago as well as New York-area shows August 16 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and August 17 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY.  Tour dates can be found here: http://www.chicagotheband.com/tour.html

Pre-orders for “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI are available on the band's website  here: http://chicago-now.com/ as well as via Amazon here http://smarturl.it/CGO_Amz_Preorder and iTunes: http://georiot.co/chicagonow

Check out the album’s EPK here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOH5g4s_V7k

Originally formed as the CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY in 1967, the band found almost immediate success and have become a bona fide institution of American music.  Their signature sound of solid rock songs augmented by the best horns in the business has endeared them to several generations of music fans.  Hit singles include “If You Leave Me Now,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings,” “I’m A Man,” “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “(I’ve Been) Searching So Long,” “Look Away,” “Just You And Me” and “Old Days,” among others.  The band has accumulated a total of 47 gold and platinum records awards and their Chicago Transit Authority album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Here’s the “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI track listing:

--Now

--More Will Be Revealed

--America

--Crazy Happy

--Free At Last

--Love Lives On

--Something’s Coming, I Know

--Watching All The Colors

--Nice Girl

--Naked In The Garden of Allah

--Another Trippy Day

 

 

Date:                   City:                                                                  Venue:

Thur 6/26

Paris, France

Olympia

Sat 6/28

Padova, Italy

Grand Teatro Geox

Tue 7/1

Barcelona, Spain

L’Auditori

Wed 7/2

Madrid, Spain

Mad Garden Festival

Thur 7/3

Fuengirola, Spain

Sohail Castle

Sun 7/6

Bonn, Germany

Kunstrasen

Mon 7/7

Frankfurt, Germany

Jahrjunderthalle

Thu 7/10

Berlin, Germany

Admiralspalast

Fri 7/11

Leipzig, Germany

Parbuhne

Sat 7/12

Wisen, Austria

Lovely Days Festival

Mon 7/14

Munich, Germany

Tollwood

Tue 7/15

Stuttgart, Germany

Beethovensaal

Fri 7/18

Langesund, Norway

Wrightegarden

 

 

 

 

With REO SPEEDWAGON:

Thur 7/31

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Fri 8/1

Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theatre

Sat 8/2

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theater

Mon 8/4

Denver, CO

Red Rock Amphitheatre

Thur 8/7

Kansas City, MO

Starlight Theatre

Fri 8/8

St. Louis, MO

Verizon Wireless Amph.

Sat 8/9

Chicago, IL

First Merit Bank Pavilion

Sun 8/10

Indianapolis, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Tue 8/12

Detroit, MI

DTE Energy Music Th.

Wed 8/13

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Fri 8/15

Hartford, CT

XFINITY Theatre

Sat 8/16

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center

Sun 8/17

Wantagh, NJ

Nikon @ Jones Beach

Tue 8/19

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga PAC

Wed 8/20

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Fri 8/22

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Events Center

Sat 8/23

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amp.

Sun 8/24

Atlanta, GA

Chastain Park Amp.

Tue 8/26

Durant, OK

Choctaw Events Center

Wed 8/27

Cedar Park, TX

Cedar Park Center

Fri 8/29

Houston, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Sat 8/30

Oklahoma City, OK

Downtown Airpark

Sun 8/31

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Tue 9/9

Puyallup, WA

Washington State Fair

 

Headlining dates:

 

Thur 9/11

Saratoga, CA

The Mountain Winery

Fri 9/12

San Diego, CA

Humphrey’s

Sat 9/13

Modesto, CA

Gallo Center For The Arts

Sun 9/14

Paso Robles, CA

Villa Robles Amphitheatre

 

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Wed
18
Jun

LOVERBOY TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS, ON JULY 15

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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LOVERBOY TO RELEASE "UNFINISHED BUSINESS",
THE FIRST NEW ALBUM OF ALL-ORIGINAL STUDIO RECORDINGS IN SEVEN YEARS, ON JULY 15

 

 The album, whose title was selected in a fan vote on Facebook, will come out through Redeye Distribution

 

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014--"Unfinished Business" is an apt title for the much anticipated collection of recordings from the iconic multi-platinum rock band Loverboy - 10 songs patiently waiting, some for decades, to be completed. The recordings range from "Come Undone," written by Paul Dean while living in Toronto 40 years ago, long before he met vocalist Mike Reno and joined forces to form the soon-to-be legendary group, to the Chuck Berry-influenced "Doin' It the Hard Way," featuring Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve on bass. The song was penned by Dean during a brief stint replacing Randy Bachman in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

 

Completing the recording took Dean to Raleigh NC, the current city of choice of drummer Matt Frenette, where they recorded the last 3 tracks in a friend's home studio. "We practically lived at Little Mountain Studios for 6 months (referring to the "Lovin Every Minute" album sessions), but it's a new world. I do everything on my laptop now. Way better!" enthuses Dean.

 

"These are tracks we'd recorded over the years, and we just decided to complete them and release the album to show our appreciation to the fans who have supported us all this time," says Dean. It will be released worldwide July 15 by Redeye Distribution on all major digital and brick-and-mortar retailers, while the first single "Counting The Nights" is available today. (Click here) 

 

Pre-order "Unfinished Business" on iTunes (U.S./Canada) or Amazon (U.S./Canada).

 

The title came from Dean's idea to involve the band's fans in choosing the name of the album in a popular vote on Facebook, where the choices were first winnowed down to 10, decided by the most "likes." The band then chose "Unfinished Business."

 

"No question, that was the one. We put the song titles up and explained that this album was 40 years in the making," says Dean. "It was a fun thing. Some of the titles they came up with were hilarious, but perhaps a little inappropriate for Wal-Mart."

 

Paul's initial idea - to give away the album for free - was nixed, but he's still encouraging fans to stream it on Spofity, Rdio, Beats Music or Deezer. "I have no problem with them doing that," he laughs.

 

Making the new album was inspired by the band's positive experience recording three new songs, two of them with their original engineer Bob Rock producing, at Bryan Adams' Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, for 2012's "Rock 'n' Roll Revival." "It was, as usual, a great experience. Bob's a master."

 

The new album features such instant Loverboy classics as "War Bride," a song Dean remembers playing only once live back in 1979 before the band had signed their first record deal with Columbia, and "You Play the Star" from the same period, which incorporates some of the classical influences keyboardist Doug Johnson demonstrated on his recent solo release, "Notes to Self". These two songs also feature the late Scott Smith on bass. "What an amazing player. It was really cool hearing him again. Scott had a great groove. And sound!!"

 

The release comes in the midst of a period of intense activity for the band, who are coming off being featured in highly visible ad campaigns for both Taco Bell and Radio Shack. Both national brands are using Loverboy's image and music to promote their products to the '80s generation, which grew up on the group, and others who are just being introduced to their anthems.

 

Radio Shack's Super Bowl commercial,  with the tag line, "The '80s called... they want their store back," saw some of that decade's most popular groups take over the retailer, set to a soundtrack of Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend," which can be seen here.CNN praised the Super Bowl ad, calling it "pure commercial genius... a spot-on piece of creativity."

 

Then there's the widely-seen Taco Bell spot promoting their breakfast waffle taco, which features a prominent mention of a consumer "taking down his Loverboy poster" as part of an unabashed pitch to those who grew up in the '80s and are now smack in the middle of the desired advertising demo.

 

Loverboy is just as relevant today as they were three decades ago, delighting audiences around the world since forming back in 1979 when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean, both veterans of several bands on the Canadian scene, at Calgary's Refinery Night Club. Loverboy has four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's Keep It Up and 1985's Lovin' Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the arena-rock anthem "Working for the Weekend," such staples as "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "Turn Me Loose," "When It's Over," "The Kid is Hot Tonite," "Heaven in Your Eyes" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts."

 

"I guess one day we'll have to stop calling the new album 'Unfinished Business'," jokes Dean. "It sounds pretty much complete to me. And it only took us 40 years!"

 

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Tue
17
Jun

CAGE: EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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CAGE: EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
 
USA Power Metal Band CAGE have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. After having been buried in the studio, finishing up the new album, the band is eager to go out and play live again !
 
CAGE EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR :
 
July 16 - Musikkeller - Frankfurt - Germany
July 17 - UJK Uelsen - Uelsen - Germany
July 18 - Little Devil - Tilburg - Holland
July 19 - Baaam Fest - Kierspe - Germany
July 20 - Joes - Erkenscwick - Germany
July 23 - The Jack - Eindhoven - Holland
July 24 - Headbangers Open Air - Brande - Germany
July 25 - Jan Hertog - Maasmechelen - Belgium
July 26 - Come Inn - Renchen - Germany
 
CAGE will announce new album details soon, so stay tuned for a Power Metal Roller Coaster !
 
 
CAGE is :
Sean Peck - Vocals
Dave Garcia - Guitars
Dwight Magic - Bass Guitar
Casey Trask - Guitars
Sean Elg - Drums
 
Follow CAGE through these sites :
www.cageheavymetal.com
www.facebook.com/cageofficial
www.twitter.com/cageheavymetal
  

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Tue
17
Jun

IRON KNIGHTS DRUMMER TEAMS UP WITH FILM-MAKER KRIS MCMANUS FOR DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Iron Knights drummer Larry Paterson (ex-Blaze Bayley) teams up with film-maker Kris McManus for the documentary project "Scars - The Third Reich In Ruins".

As well as being a musician, Paterson has another career as a military historian, having written 10 books on the Second World War U-Boat service. He first collaborated with Director Kris McManus on music videos for Chokehold, Blaze Bayley, and Rogue Male. McManus has two feature films to his credit.

"Scars - The Third Reich In Ruins" is being financed via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, and full details of this fascinating project can be found here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krismcmanus/scars-the-third-reich-in-ruins

 
Tue
17
Jun

MIKE TRAMP TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM "MUSEUM" IN AUGUST

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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See the new video "Trust In Yourself" from Mike Tramp's upcoming soloalbum "Museum".
 
It's not more than a little over a year ago Mike Tramp released the semi-acoustic "Cobblestone Street" album - An album that showed Tramp from a more singer-songwriter and roots-based angle than his earlier work. Now the former frontman of million-selling hard rockers White Lion is back with a new solo album entitled 'Museum'.
 
Since the release of 'Cobblestone Street' Tramp has been on an ongoing tour all over the world playing +130 shows from Australia to Europe to the States, where he's been playing 40 shows this year alone.

In August Mike Tramp is ready with a new album entitled 'Museum', which is following the musical steps of his last album. Listen to and watch the first single "Trust in yourself" here:

Mike Tramp - Trust In Yourself (official music video)


 


The video is directed by Mike's son Dylan Tramp.
 
'Museum' is produced by Soren Andersen and recorded and mixed at Medley Studios, Copenhagen and will be released world wide August 18th (in GSA August 15th) by Target Records.

http://miketramp.dk

 
Museum tracklist:
01 Trust In Yourself
02 New World Coming
03 Down South
04 Better
05 Freedom
06 Commitment
07 And You Were Gone
08 Slave
09 Mother
10 Time For Me To Go
 
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Tue
17
Jun

ASIA RELEASE HIGH VOLTAGE LIVE SET ON FRONTIERS

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Friday, August 22, 2014
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ASIA to release a unique live document of the original line-up’s performance of the debut album in full - Out in August on Frontiers!

World Tour announced in support of the new Gravitas album!

 

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ASIA newest live CD/DVD package entitled “High Voltage” on August 22nd in Europe and August 26th in North America.

Recorded on the 24th July 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD / DVD captures the band, in the original line-up (featuring Steve Howe on guitar), performing classic material from the 80’s, plus songs from the first two albums of its reunion, “Phoenix” and “Omega”.

The show was performed to an enthusiastic festival crowd, ready to hear ASIA’s eponymous debut album - the world’s biggest selling album of 1982 - performed in its entirety for the first time in Europe.  In fact, this remains the only video document of the original line-up performing the debut album in full.

This live CD / DVD is an irreplaceable companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a ‘home audience’.

High Voltage” will be released in a glossy digi-pack CD / DVD digi-pack format with Roger Dean artwork and the track listing includes:

CD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

DVD: Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, One Step Closer, An Extraordinary Life, Time Again, Cutting it Fine, Without You, I Believe, Here Comes the Feeling, Sole Survivor, Heat of the Moment.

               

In related news ASIA has also announced a world tour in support of the release of the brand new album GRAVITAS, introducing its newest member, guitarist Sam Coulson.

 

ASIA 2014 GRAVITAS WORLD TOUR

 

UK

Wed 6/11 Malvern UK Malvern Theatre

Thu 6/12 Holmfirth, UK Picturedrome

 

JAPAN

Tue 6/17 Nagoya, Japan Zepp

Wed 6/18 Osaka, Japan Sankei Hall Breeze

Thu 6/19 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido

Fri 6/20 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido

 

NORTH AMERICA

Thu 9/11 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall

Fri 9/12 Shirley, MA Bull Run

Sat 9/13 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino

Sun 9/14 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall

Wed 9/17 York, PA Pullo Center

Thu 9/18 State College, PA State Theater

Fri 9/19 Akron, NY Brauns Concert Cove

Sat 9/20 New York, NY BB Kings

Mon 9/22 Warrendale, PA Jergel's

Wed 9/24 Newark, OH Midland Theater

Thu 9/25 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center

Fri 9/26 New Hope, PA (Phil) Havana (Rosh Hashanah)

Sat 9/27 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sun 9/28 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Casino - Poconos

Tue 9/30 Annapolis, MD Rams Head

Wed 10/1 Annapolis, MD Rams Head

Fri 10/3 Atlanta, GA Variety Theater

Sat 10/4 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino

Sun 10/5 Franklin TN Franklin Theater

Tue 10/7 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater

Wed 10/8 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater

Thu 10/9 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre

Sat 10/11 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

Mon 10/13 Tucson, AZ Fox Theater

Tue 10/14 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room

Thu 10/16 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon

Fri 10/17 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino - Rocks

Sat 10/18 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theater

Sun 10/19 San Juan Capistrano Coach House

Mon 10/20 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

 

UK

Tue 10/28 Gateshead, Sage H2

Wed 10/29 Manchester, RNCM,

Thu 10/30 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Fri 10/31 Christchurch The Regent Centre

Sun 11/2 London Shepherds Bush Empire

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

For all things ASIA, please visit: www.originalasia.com

Follow ASIA on Facebook: www.facebook.com/asiatheband

 

 
Tue
17
Jun

QUEEN TO RELEASE RARE RECORDING OF LANDMARK CONCERT - QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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QUEEN TO RELEASE RARE RECORDING OF LANDMARK CONCERT
 
QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74
 
Previously unreleased first live album finally surfaces after 40 year wait.

 

New York, NY (June 16, 2014)--Sunday March 31, 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the multi format release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by a then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.
 
Among the unique material contained in this release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album. The release will come in CD, Vinyl and standard DVD or SD Blu-Ray formats available as standard releases or special limited edition sets as well as digital formats.
 
That concert, being heard live for the first time in the soon to be released Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74, marked the culmination of the band's countrywide tour, their first as headliners - hot on the heels of a tour supporting Mott the Hoople, late in 1973, on which they were widely regarded as having blown the hit band off the stage. Queen got rave reviews, almost unheard of for a support band, and it was obvious that in future they would be top of the bill. The band's momentum had been building since the release of their eponymous album in July 1973 and, following their success on the Mott tour, at the beginning of 1974 they were tipped as Band of the Year in UK music paper Disc and Music Echo.
 
Just before the March Rainbow gig, Queen performed their new single Seven Seas of Rhye on must-see UK TV music show Top of the Pops. The highly coveted slot was a lucky break - they filled in for an absent David Bowie, who was unavailable - and the band made the most of it, delivering a thrilling performance that pushed the song into the Top 10.
 
Although the group now had a first hit single under its belt, and second album Queen II had just been released to critical acclaim, many felt that playing The Rainbow was overambitious. It was the premier London venue of the time, on a par with L.A.'s Palladium and New York's Fillmore East. But the band had paid its dues, slugging it out in clubs and college halls for four years, and never doubting their own potential. The band's confidence was vindicated when the venue quickly sold out the capacity of more than 3,000 seats ' with some fans paying as much as '1.20 for a ticket!
 
Queen's performance was spectacular from the second that Freddie Mercury strutted onto the stage in his soon to become trademark white 'eagle suit', a tight -fitting number specially made for him by top fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, which featured flowing winged sleeves. He pranced and posed, capturing the audience in seconds with his extraordinary voice and stage presence, while Brian May provided the counterpoint with his remarkable and ground-breaking guitar playing. The powerful 'engine room' (as they liked to call it) of drummer Roger Taylor and bass player John Deacon completed a sound unlike anything British audiences had previously heard. Enraptured fans clapped and cheered, and gave the band a standing ovation.
 
That electrifying show was recorded by Roy Thomas Baker, co-producer of Queen's first four studio albums, and slated to be the band's third album (and debut live album) - a career defining release like James Brown's Live At The Apollo or The Who's Live At Leeds. Intended to be a recording that captured the magic of a live band firing on all cylinders, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 would undoubtedly have been a big success. But Queen's ferocious creative momentum produced a stack of new songs begging to be recorded and instead of releasing the live album the band went into the studio to record what was to become 1974's breakthrough album, Sheer Heart Attack.  As a result the already completed Rainbow live album was shelved and consigned to the archives.
 
Later in 1974 Queen had their first chart-topping single, Killer Queen, which encapsulated their brand of driving rock and clever lyrics. It appeared on Sheer Heart Attack, which was released in the autumn, was a massive hit and remains to this day many fans' favourite Queen album. To celebrate this success and crown a remarkable year, Queen returned to The Rainbow in November 1974 for two sell-out gigs that were even more spectacular than the one in March.  These concerts included the typically flamboyant performance of Now I'm Here with which they had been wowing audiences on the tour. It featured Freddie apparently appearing in a spotlight on opposite sides of the stage almost simultaneously. The concerts received massive acclaim from fans and critics alike, and won over many who had until then doubted the band's potential. In this year, Queen also undertook their first concerts in Australia, USA, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Belgium and Spain.
 
Now, a remarkable 40 years later, Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 has finally surfaced from the archives, providing an invaluable record of emerging superstars demonstrating their talent.
 
Queen, Virgin Records and Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce that Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 will be released on September 8, 2014 (UK on Virgin Records) and September 9, 2014 (US through Hollywood Records) in a variety of formats all newly mixed and mastered to the highest contemporary standard. These range from a standard two CD package, a DVD, an SD Blu-ray, a gate-fold double vinyl (including an audio reproduction of the aforementioned original live album), a quadruple vinyl boxed set, to a super deluxe collector's edition. This comprehensive and fascinating package includes two CDs, a DVD and Blu-Ray, a 60 page hardback book containing many rare photographs, and various items of memorabilia such as reproductions of the tickets, show souvenir programme and poster, as well as material from the band members' personal archives. (Full details of the various packages which will be released can be found at the end of this release).  Vinyl and super deluxe formats are released as limited editions.
 
These recordings capture Queen at that time in all their glory: the dramatic stage presence, the highly original self-penned repertoire of songs, high-energy performances coupled with stunning melodic and harmonic content, and the uncompromising perfectionist approach to every aspect of their performance which is still maintained to this day.
 
Queen dazzled their audiences in 1974 with an unforgettable show delivered with a skill and confidence which belied their youth.  The tape machines were rolling, capturing the highly electric performances.  Now, to mark the 40th anniversary of these legendary shows, here, finally, is Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - lovingly restored, edited, mixed and digitally mastered, and including much footage never previously seen. It is a collection every Queen fan will want to possess.
 
Queen will be touring North America, Asia and Australia this summer with virtuoso vocalist Adam Lambert. The tour kicks off June 19th at Chicago's United Center. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at queenonline.com.
 
 
QUEEN: LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74  - Package details
 
Package one
One CD featuring the November show
 
Package two
Two CD digi-pack, with one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
 
Package three
DVD or SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four 'bonus' tracks from March
 
Package four (released in North America only)
SD Blu-Ray & CD combo box
 
Package five
2 Vinyl - Limited edition gate-fold double vinyl package, with one LP featuring an audio reproduction of the original March show live album and the other LP featuring highlights from the November show.
 
Package six
4 Vinyl - Limited edition four vinyl LP boxed set, two LPs featuring the March show and two featuring the November show
 
Package seven
Super Deluxe Box - Limited edition Super Deluxe lidded boxed set package containing:
1)     Two CDs, one CD featuring the March show and the second CD featuring the November show
2)     A DVD and SD Blu-Ray of the November show with four 'bonus' tracks from March
3)     A 60 page hardback book containing lots of previously unseen photographs, and (among other items), reproductions of two reviews, one from The Times and one from Disc and Music Echo. A series of four articles from the latter publication is also included.
4)     Reproductions of two tickets from the March concert (those actually used by Brian's parents)
5)     A reproduction of the tour itinerary folder for the March concert from promoter Mel Bush, including a letter instructing the band not to trash the hotel room or there will be dire consequences!
6)     A reproduction of the 8 page show souvenir brochure
7)     Two button badges ' reproductions of items available at the concert
8)     A reproduction of the purple and gold March concert poster
9)     A reproduction of a fashion shoot in The Telegraph Magazine, featuring the band with fashion models.
10)  A reproduction of the sticker stage pass from the March concert
 
Queen Live at the Rainbow will also be available as one disc and two disc eAlbum.
 
Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 - track listings:
 
One CD:
 

                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
Two CD digi-pack & four vinyl LP boxed set:
 
                                    CD 1
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Father To Son
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Son And Daughter
                  5.              Guitar Solo
                  6.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  7.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  8.              Great King Rat
                  9.              The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
                  10.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  11.           Drum Solo
                  12.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  13.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  14.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  15.           Jailhouse Rock (Medley)
                                    Stupid Cupid (Medley)
                                    Be Bop A Lula (Medley)
                  16.           Liar
                  17.           See What A Fool I've Been
 
                                    CD 2
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
Standard DVD and SD Blu-Ray:
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Father To Son
                  5.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  6.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  7.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  8.              Killer Queen
                  9.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  10.           Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  11.           Son And Daughter
                  12.           Guitar Solo
                  13.           Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  14.           Keep Yourself Alive
                  15.           Drum Solo
                  16.           Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  17.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  18.           Stone Cold Crazy
                  19.           Liar
                  20.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
                  21.           Big Spender
                  22.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  23.           Jailhouse Rock
                  24.           God Save The Queen
 
                                    BONUS TRACKS
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Son And Daughter
                  2.              Guitar Solo
                  3.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  4.              Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
 
Double Vinyl LP Package:
 
                                    QUEEN II TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, March '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Father To Son
                  3.              Ogre Battle
                  4.              Son And Daughter
                  5.              Guitar Solo
                  6.              Son And Daughter (Reprise)
                  7.              Keep Yourself Alive
                  8.              Drum Solo
                  9.              Keep Yourself Alive (Reprise)
                  10.           Seven Seas Of Rhye
                  11.           Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
                  12.           Liar
 
                                    SHEER HEART ATTACK TOUR
                                    Live at the Rainbow, November '74
 
                  1.              Procession
                  2.              Now I'm Here
                  3.              White Queen (As It Began)
                  4.              Flick Of The Wrist
                  5.              In The Lap Of The Gods
                  6.              Killer Queen
                  7.              The March Of The Black Queen
                  8.              Bring Back That Leroy Brown
                  9.              Stone Cold Crazy
                  10.           In The Lap Of The Gods' Revisited
 
 
 
Some fascinating (and noteworthy) facts about Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74:
 
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, (from Queen II) was inspired by a painting by Richard Dadd (1817-1886) which now hangs in the Tate Gallery, having been donated to the gallery by war poet Siegfried Sassoon. The song is by far the most significant song on the Rainbow project in terms of rarity. The March 31st show was the last time Queen performed it in concert and this is the only known live recording of the song. The track's appearance on this package is likely to be the biggest surprise on the set.
 
Great King Rat and Modern Times Rock'n'Roll (from the first album), See What A Fool I've Been (the non-album B-side of Seven Seas of Rhye) and Flick of the Wrist (from Sheer Heart Attack), are also included on an official Queen live product for the first time. 
 
The November show was released in part (not full) on the 1992 VHS, part of the little-known Box of Tricks package, but the March show has never been officially released.
 
On the 1992 VHS Liar and Keep Yourself Alive (from first album), Father To Son (from Queen II) and Jailhouse Rock only featured in part, whereas now on Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74 they are full versions for the first time. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Flick Of The Wrist, Seven Seas of Rhye and Big Spender (all from November) were NOT on the VHS video, so this is the first time they have emerged.
 
The following 15 songs from March and November Rainbow 1974 concerts have never appeared on any official Queen live album before (this excludes video): Procession, Father to Son, Ogre Battle, Son and Daughter, White Queen, Great King Rat, The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Modern Times Rock'n'Roll, Liar, See What A Fool I've Been, Flick of the Wrist, In the Lap of the Gods (not to be confused with In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited), The March of the Black Queen, Bring Back that Leroy Brown and Stone Cold Crazy. 

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MIKE TRAMP LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING OPUS

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Mike Tramp will release his new solo album MUSEAM August 15. 

Today he launched the firts single/video fro the album with this message: "Back in Hollywood. Left Arizona at 6am this morning after 3 hours of sleep just wanted to get on with the day. Had a blast last night, was really great to be back on stage. Thanks for all the Fathers Day thoughts, now if my kids could do the same then I guess all would be good. Anyway it's been two years since I recorded "Cobblestone street" and a year and a bit more since it was released. Now it becomes my previous album as we are getting ready for "Museum" soon. So without any further delay. Here is the first single "Trust in yourself". Video directed by my son Dylan Tramp, thanks blue, dad loves you. Enjoy, Tramp."

See the video "Trust In Yourself" here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=792568287450122&fref=nf

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GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHON'S TRACK 'SERENITY' IS TOP 5 AT US CLASSIC ROCK RADIO

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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GUITAR LEGEND NEAL SCHON'S TRACK 'SERENITY' IS TOP 5 AT US CLASSIC ROCK RADIO
 
SCH'N GIVES AWAY FREE TRACK TO FANS; CONTEST TO WIN SIGNED SIGNATURE PRS GUITAR ANNOUNCED

 
Guitar legend Neal Schon is enjoying great success at US Classic Rock radio with his track 'Serenity.'  'Serenity' is comfortably seated in the Top 5 and has risen as high as #2, alongside such mainstays as Led Zeppelin and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers; the song has been on the charts for 8 weeks.  Check out the lyric video here.  'Serenity' is taken from Neal Schon's latest album SO U, a jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album featuring Sch'n, bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline).  The three musicians split vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee's songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.  The album is available now via iTunes, Amazon and via the Journey online store
 
Of SO U, Ultimate Classic Rock raved, '"SO U stands tall as one of the finest albums that Neal Schon has released to date. The combination of Schon with Deen Castronovo and Marco Mendoza is a potent triple threat which delivers on every level. With nine tracks spread over 51 minutes, SO U never overstays its welcome and the typically diverse blend of material will strongly resonate with fans of Schon's previous work, most notably Santana and Journey. I'll be standing by and waiting for a sequel." 
 
In other news, Neal Schon is giving away the title track 'So U' as a free download to fans who subscribe to his email list.  He has also announced a contest to win a signed signature PRS guitar to the best video submission for the track 'So U.'  Visit www.schonmusic.com for more information.
 
Never one to sit still for long, Neal Schon is currently on the road for an extensive summer tour with Journey.  He will next record and tour with his legendary mentor Carlos Santana and original Santana band members Gregg Rollie, Michael Carabello and Michael Shrieve.  Schon's forthcoming solo effort, tentatively entitled VORTEX, is nearing completion and he is helping to organize an all-star cast of musicians for the recording of a benefit album of songs by Sting and The Police to help raise awareness for global child slavery.  He will also appear on the album.
 
Best known as the founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schon has enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n' roll's top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time.  Beginning his career 45 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana.  Schon moved on in 1973 to form Journey.  With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious 'Legend Of Live Award' at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into his native state's Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013.   Along with Journey band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, Schon is responsible for co-writing 'Don't Stop Believin',' the 20th century's most downloaded song.  As the only member to record on all of Journey's albums, Schon continues with the band today in its latest incarnation. 

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schon has also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English, as well as a variety of side projects.  His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring 'THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Sch'n still has it going on ' and then some'The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.'  In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schon also worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal Sch'n Signature Model Custom Les Paul' guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Sch'n LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
 
 
For more information please visit: www.schonmusic.com

 

 

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NEW SLASH TRACK PREMIERS ONLINE

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
UNLEASH FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK
WORLD ON FIRE
 

SONG AVAILABLE ON iTUNES TODAY HERE

NEW ALBUM
WORLD ON FIRE
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16

 


 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group have revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

7/9

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

 

Thu

7/10

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

 

Fri

7/11

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

 

Sun

7/13

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

 

Wed

7/16

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

7/20

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

 

Tue

7/22

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

 

Fri

7/25

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

7/26

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

 

Wed

7/30

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

8/1

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

 

Sat

8/2

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Fri

8/8

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

 

Wed

8/13

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

8/15

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

 

Sat

8/16

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

Tue

8/19

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

 

Fri

8/22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

 

Mon

8/25

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Thu

8/28

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

8/29

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Sun

8/31

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

 

Wed

9/3

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

 

Sat

9/6

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

 

Tue

9/9

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Fri

9/12

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014www.slashonline.com.

 

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: 

http://slashonline.com
https://twitter.com/#!/slash
https://www.facebook.com/Slash
http://www.youtube.com/slash 

MSO Press Releases & Photos:
http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/slash/

 

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