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Mon
04
Aug

REO SPEEDWAGON Fall Short at Los Angeles Concert

REO SPEEDWAGON FALL SHORT IN LOS ANGELES CONCERT

By Gerry Gittelson

Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES - In the context of all rock performances, REO Speedwagon proved relatively entertaining with an hour-long concert set Friday, Aug. 1 at the famed Greek Theatre. Yet based on the American group's own standards through decades of successful arena tours, hit singles and one of the greatest melodic-rock albums of all time in 1981 with 'Hi-Infidelity,' the fivesome pretty much stunk up the place.

Just about every hit song was ruined by intentionally slowing the tempo ' not to mention being tuned down at least one step ' and there was definitely something wrong with the way Kevin Cronin was singing; that's something unusual because Cronin is usually the best thing about REO Speedwagon.

 
Fri
01
Aug

STEVE LUKATHER Talks Up TOTO Live & Upcoming Album

TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather has given a couple of interviews in recent days, discussing new TOTO shows and the upcoming record due in early 2015.   In one for Sound & Vision (www.soundandvision.com/content/steve-lukather-sq-and-second-coming-toto), Luke gives  atantaising update:    Lukather: "The record we're making is real hi-fi. It has that big, obnoxious production that people who love our music are really going to love: big harmonies, big synths, big guitars, big grooves, great virtuouso musicianship, and classic Toto melodies. Everybody sings on the record. It's very fresh-sounding."  
 
Fri
01
Aug

TANGO DOWN Preview Another Track From 'Charming Devil'

News from Kivel Records:   So we have received a lot of great feedback from the new TANGO DOWN song, and we couldn't be happier with the response so far. We have been equally pleased with the positive comments and feedback from the bands photo shoot. So we thought we would combine the two elements together for everyone.    So here it is, a behind the scenes from the Charming Devil photo shoot. Title track included.   This video will give you a glimpse at the scale and production that went into this 10 hour day. Props and appreciation to the entire team that worked on this , we cant express our gratitude for helping us achieve this ambitious concept and shoot.  Don't forget to pre order your copy now at www.kivelrecords.com  
 
Fri
01
Aug

TYPER & PERRY Redo Classic 'Dream On' For Boston Marathon

STEVEN TYLER AND JOE PERRY'S POWERFUL NEW VERSION OF AEROSMITH'S CLASSIC 'DREAM ON,'  --AS HEARD ON ESPN'S BOSTON MARATHON SPECIAL--  AVAILABLE ON ITUNES JULY 31, 2014  
 
Thu
31
Jul

VAN HALEN Rumored Documentary "Unlikely"

  Word spread last week of rumoured secret Van Halen project tied to their new studio album (currently in the works, but with no firm release or completion timeframe).

The rumor alluded to the band preparing a documentary film of the process behind regrouping to record the last record A Different Kind Of Truth and the subsequent tour.

I reached out to my usual Van Halen sources to see if this rumor held any merit and as of right now, the only thing I have uncovered is that such a project is highly unlikely,

According to my long-time trusted source, there was "very little video, if any, shot during the making of the album."

On tour the first leg had "little to no video footage shot", but on the second leg, vocalist David Lee Roth privately had "a guy out on the road shooting lots of video footage."

 
Thu
31
Jul

BOSTON Brings Roar Of Approval In Sold Out Concert In Los Angeles

  BOSTON BRINGS ROAR OF APPROVAL IN SOLDOUT CONCERT IN LOS ANGELES   By Gerry Gittelson 

Melodicrock.com Los Angeles correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Boston was not treated especially well here at melodicrock.com in terms of reviewing the band's new CD 'Life, Love & Hope' ' and rightfully so because the album is a far cry from what the legendary band once was all about ' but thank god for a back catalog overflowing with incredible songs, mostly from Boston's pre-1990 era.

Led by guitarist Tom Scholz, Boston is touring again, and the group absolutely tore it up on Tuesday, July 29 in a soldout performance before more than 17,000 spectators at the Forum in Los Angeles.

 
Thu
31
Jul

R.I.P. DICK WAGNER, Former Alice Cooper Guitarist

R.I.P Dick Wagner. Another big loss to the rock world.   From: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6193999/dick-wagner-dies-alice-co...     'Dick Wagner was the consummate gentleman axeman,' Kiss' Gene Simmons says.
 
Wed
30
Jul

MELODICROCKFEST 4 - JIM PETERIK to Join VIP Sunday Event

  I'm very excited to annoucne that the one and only - the great JIM PETERIK will be joining MELODIC ROCK FEST VIPs at the Holiday Inn Express, Arlington Heights on Sunday October 5 for an exclusive Meet & Greet Book Signing Event! Jim's autobiography Through The Eye Of The Tiger is released September 23. See press release here: http://www.melodicrock.com/articles/news-feed/2014/07/29/jim-peterik-thr...   Jim will be in attendance through the Acoustic/VIP Event to sell his brand new book and sign copies and meet fans!    
 
Wed
30
Jul

FLYING COLORS Announce Second Nature Album For September

FLYING COLORS"SECOND NATURE" – THE NEW ALBUM

FEATURINGSTEVE MORSE, MIKE PORTNOY, DAVID LARUE, CASEY MCPHERSON, NEAL MORSE

RELEASED BY MUSIC THEORIES / MASCOT LABEL GROUPUK/EUROPE RELEASE: 29th SEPTEMBER NORTH AMERICA RELEASE: 30th SEPTEMBER

TOUR STARTS 2nd OCTOBER WITH DATES IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA, BARCELONA, MILAN, TILBERG, FRANKFURT, PRATTELN, LONDON, AND PARIS

 
Tue
29
Jul

SOTO - New Audio Preview From Jeff Scott Soto Band Project

From Jeff Scott Soto today: "Here is the official 2nd audio clip with lyrics this time, a song called Wrath written by JSS & Gus G, Gus performs all guitars and bass on the track. Pass it, share it, like it but bottom line, make sure everyone you know hears it!"   https://www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial  

 

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