SKID ROW Debut Classic Track Featuring TONY HARNELL

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
SKID ROW Debut Classic Track Featuring TONY HARNELL - 18 And Life can be downloaded free right here: http://www.reverbnation.com/skidrow/song/23343280-18-and-life-2015

AEROSMITH Blue Army Tour 2015: Summer Trek To Kick Off June 13

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Following their wildly successful and acclaimed 2014 Let Rock Rule tour, AEROSMITH--Rock's greatest live act--will return to the road June 13 with their 'Blue Army Tour 2015.' The trek will take the band's all original members--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford--to 15 cities before concluding in Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday, August 4.

Says Joe Perry: "The name Blue Army came from the fact that 'everyone' in our audience from the 70's were wearing blue denim and it looked like a sea of blue, thus The Blue Army."

Immediately following the tour, AEROSMITH will perform on Friday, August 7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's first-ever Concert for Legends. The concert--part of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival--will pay tribute to the legends of the game on the eve of the Enshrinement for the Class of 2015.

On the 'Blue Army Tour 2015,' AEROSMITH will perform a set including their career-defining biggest hits, many of which are highlighted of their upcoming Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 DVD (Eagle Rock Entertainment).  Captured live at Donington Park in Leicestershire, UK, in June 2014 as part of the band's critically acclaimed Let Rock Rule definitive rock & roll experience, the DVD (release date TBD) features 19 of the band's most iconic hits including 'Love In A Elevator,' 'Janie's Got A Gun,' 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing,' 'Dude Looks Like A Lady,' 'Walk This Way,' 'Dream On,' 'Sweet Emotion' and many more.

AEROSMITH are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAP Founders Award and induction, also in 2013, into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44th annual SHOF ceremony. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia) , the band's latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC's "Walk This Way."  With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.

AEROSMITH's 2015 summer tour dates are as follows:

Sat 6/13 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
Wed 6/24 Evansville, IN The Ford Center
Sat 6/27 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino Event Center
Tue 6/30 Hidalgo, TX State Farm Arena
Fri 7/3 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Tue 7/7 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl 
Fri 7/10 Salinas, CA Salinas Sports Complex
Mon 7/13 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
Thu 7/16 Victoria, BC Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Sun 7/19 Fort McMurray, AB Shell Place at MacDonald Park 
Wed 7/22 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
Sat 7/25 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair 
Tue 7/28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater Northwest
Sat 8/1 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 
Tue 8/4 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri 8/7 Canton, OH Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARK SLAUGHTER

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


In episode 102 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by American Rock Icon George Thorogood who discusses his upcoming tour with Brian Setzer, his love of Montreal, opening for the Rolling Stones in the early '80s, his storied career and more. Also, SLAUGHTER's Mark Slaughter joins Mitch to talk about his new killer solo rock album 'Reflections In A Rear View Mirror', looks back at his days with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, talks about his special bond with Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, Slaughter's upcoming summer tour, taking care of his voice as he agesand much more. This episode is co-hosted by former GUNS 'N ROSES manager, Doug Goldstein.

For more about GEORGE THOROGOOD visit: http://www.georgethorogood.com and on Twitter: @thorogoodmusic

For more about MARK SLAUGHTER visit:  http://www.facebook.com/markslaughterofficial and on Twitter  @markslaughter33


(speaking of his solo album comapred to a Slaughter album) "You still have to be what people expect you to be." "I didn't want to do the Mark Slaughter Polka record."

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

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TEN Release New Album ‘Isla De Muerta’ May 20

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

British hard rock giants TEN announced that the release of their eagerly awaited 12 studio album is scheduled for May 20th 2015 via Rocktopia Records. The new album is titled ‘Isla de Muerta‘ and follows hot on the heels of their ground-breaking and highly lauded 2014 opus ‘Albion‘. The album cover was illustrated by Gaetano Di Falco, can be viewed below.
Named after the mythical ‘Island Of The Dead‘ from Pirate legend and as the title would suggest, this time around the album has a very ‘piratical, seafaring‘ feel. In true classic TEN style, the album opens with the atmospheric ‘Buccaneers‘ instrumental and segues straight into the cinematic ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales‘. Any fans of TEN and their expanding catalogue will not be disappointed.
Track listing:
01. (i) Buccaneers (Instrumental)
(ii) Dead Men Tell No Tales
02. Tell Me What To Do
03. Acquiesce
04. This Love
05. The Dragon And Saint George
06. Intensify
07. (i) Karnak (Instrumental)
(ii) The Valley Of The Kings
08. Revolution
09. Angel Of Darkness
10. The Last Pretender
11. We Can Be As One (European Bonus)
Isla de Muerta‘ will be the second outing for this current line-up and sees the boys build upon the foundation stones laid by their ‘Albion‘ release.
TEN are:

Gary Hughes
- Vocals
Dann Rosingana - Guitars
Steve Grocott - Guitars
John Halliwell - Guitars
Steve Mckenna - Bass
Darrel Treece-Birch - Keyboards
Max Yates - Drums
Expect all the trademark TEN essences: Great songs, Big choruses, stunning solo work and twin leads with the British seven piece once again raising the bar and firing on all cylinders.
Isla de Muerta‘ promises to inspire the imagination, with songwriter Gary Hughes once again delving into a rich and varied array of subject matter this time around. Delivered in the classic TEN manner and conjuring images on a simply cinematic scale.
The wait is almost over!



ROYAL HUNT Complete Songwriting, Prepare To Hit Studio

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Royal Hunt completed the songwriting/pre-production process for their new, thirteenth studio album due to release later this year. Recordings will start shortly at NorthPoint Productions with Andre Andersen producing.
The band have also started their first ever pre-ordering campaign on http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/royalhunt2015
For the first time, Royal Hunt is going to invite their fans to follow the recording/mixing of the album: pre-order the album digitally, on CD or on vinyl plus tons of other unique offerings like signed CDs, signed vinyl, exclusively designed t-shirt and more. No matter what you order, you will get access to a variety of behind-the-scenes content from the recording sessions, creation of the artwork, interviews and lots of interaction.


Monday, April 13, 2015
More previews of the upcoming MRR titles S.A.Y "Orion" and the self titled ROOM SERVICE album. Both out May 22 and available for pre-order from Wednesday.



Exclusive - CORVUS Launch 'Chasing Miracles' (Official Music Video)

Monday, June 1, 2015
Skyfire Interactive in association with the Lynchburg Music Group are delighted to present the debut album from Corvus “Chasing Miracles”.
Corvus came into existence as the result of a completely unexpected scenario that saw the members working as session musicians on anoth-er project. Happily they stayed in touch and because of John’s wish to join an original band Corvus was formed after a brief stint with Welsh Aor’sters Serpentine.
The result is “Chasing Miracles” a superb slice of melodic rock. Record-ed at Arkham Studio’s under the guiding hand of Alex Cooper (Hanging Dolls) who has also worked with Ginger (Wildhearts), Spike (Quireboys) and Shy to name but a few. Alex also lends his not inconsiderable skills on the drums to the album.
Album Release Date— 1st June 2015
Single release 27th April 2015
Here is the exclusive video launch for "Corvus - Chasing Miracles (Official Music Video)"
Corvus Are:
Ciaran James—Vocals
John Clews— Guitars
Nick Jeavons— Keyboards
Jordan Brown— Bass
Alex Cooper— Drums


Monday, April 13, 2015

German label AOR Heaven will release the solo album by WHITE SISTER singer DENNIS CHURCHILL DRIES on May 29.
During the 1980s and ’90s, in those halcyon pre-Autotune days when the song was king and talent mattered, Dennis Churchill Dries was the singer and bass player of the bands White Sister and Tattoo Rodeo. Both of these groups earned prestigious major label record deals, but in the long run would learn how tough the music business can be.
Issued to rave reviews in 1984, White Sister’s self-titled debut was produced by Gregg Giuffria of Angel fame. While having tasted life on an independent label with its follow-up ‘Fashion By Passion’, Churchill Dries was also a part of the outfit Tattoo Rodeo. Picked up by Atlantic for ‘Rode Hard, Put Away Wet’ in ’91, they hit the road and opened for Bad Company and Damn Yankees. The band followed up with ‘Skin’ some four years later, and called it quits in 1998. There was a reunion show in 2006, and talks of new material, but all was scrapped after the death of drummer Rich Wright.
In October 2008, to the astonishment of just about everybody, original White Sister mebmers DCD, Rick Chadock, and Garri Brandon reunited to appear at the legendary indoor rock festival the Firefest. To say that they blew the doors off would be an understatement. They went over so well that the Firefest team invited the boys back again the following year, and they did not dissapoint! There was hushed yet optimistic talk of new music.
And then in October 2012, the unthinkable happened. Chadock lost his battle with cancer. Dennis was crushed by the loss of his music partner and closest friend of 35 years. New music from White Sister was not to be, and DCD retreated into solitude.
Dennis began writing on his own as a form of therapy, and in 2014 was reunited with Paul Sabu, who produced, engineered, and mixed “I”, and supplied the guitar work. DCD  drew priceless encouragement from the multi-talented Sabu, whose bands have included Only Child, Silent Rage and Sabu.
“I” is heavily influenced by the music of the late-1970s and ’80s, mixing chunky grooves with radio-friendly melodies and drawing influence from DCD’s favourite acts, including The Beatles, Bad Company, Journey, Steve Perry, John Waite, Styx and Toto. The voice remains in great nick, too. “I took several years off, and only performed 3 shows from 2006 through the recording process in 2014 - I still have a lot left in the tank!”.
Line-up: Dennis Churchill Dries - vocals, bass, keyboards, acoustic guitar; Paul Sabu - guitars, keyboards,  backing vocals
Tracklist: 1. Heard It On The Radio  2. “I”  3. Home  4. Unbroken  5. Song For The Living  6. Pictures  7. Can You Feel It  8. Pieces  9. She Loves You 10. So Good To See You  11. Home (acoustic version)
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Double Stop Podcast - MARK SLAUGHTER

Monday, April 13, 2015
This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Mark Slaughter.

Mark (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) discusses his career - from starting in Xcursion, to joining Vinnie Vincent Invasion - to striking out (and finding huge success) with Slaughter. He goes into detail on the first two Slaughter records and discusses his new solo record - Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.


Cover Art & New Track From ROOM EXPERIENCE Debut Announced

Friday, May 22, 2015
MelodicRock Records has been bringing new and fresh talent to the fore for several years now and is proud to announce signing yet another high-class new artist to the label’s roster.
Please welcome ROOM EXPERIENCE to the MRR family.
For the first time, MelodicRock Records will be offering something special and exclusive for this release.
For those tired of those deluxe/special editions appearing months after the original release – this is for you!
Available exclusively via MelodicRock.com pre-orders will be a very limited ROOM EXPERIENCE Special Edition CD featuring exclusive bonus tracks and an exclusive variation on the regular release cover art.
Pre-orders will be available right here from Wednesday April 15.
ROOM EXPERIENCE’s self-titled debut is truly going to be an experience for fans of high-class European AOR and melodic rock!
This is perhaps the most star-studded MRR release yet.
The track listing and cover art for the regular edition is:
01. Shock Me
02. Tomorrow Came
03. Run To You
04. Queen Of Every Heart
05. Another Day Without You
06. One Way Out
07. The Only Truth
08. Not Time Yet For A Lullaby
09. Rainbow In The Rain
10. No Sign Of Summer
11. Only Goodnight
It is time to unveil the opening track from the album "Shock Me" - please check out below.
David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Voodoo Circle) - Lead & Backing Vocals
Gianluca Firmo - Keyboards, Backing Vocals & Lead Vocals on "Only Goodnight"
Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Keyboards, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Pierpaolo "Zorro11" Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Drums & Percussion
Amos Monti (Shining Line, Charming Grace, Lionville) - Bass
Steve De Biasi (Gunshy, Charming Grace) - Guitars
But that’s not all… Making special guest appearances are:
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, L.R.S, Three Lions, Shining Line) - Hammond on “Rainbow In The Rain"
Ivan Gonzalez (Secret, 91 Suite) - Guitars on "Another Day Without You", "No Sign of Summer" & "Tomorrow’s Came"
Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Fergie Frederiksen, Lionville, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "The Only Truth"
Stefano Zeni (Wheels Of Fire, Charming Grace) - Guitars on "Queen Of Every Heart"
Boris Matakovic (Human Zoo, Charming Grace) - Sax on "Tomorrows Came"
Elena Aurë (Charming Grace) - Backing Vocals on "Rainbow in the Rain" & "Tomorrows Came"
ROOM EXPERIENCE will release their debut album “Room Experience” via MelodicRock Records/Cargo Distribution on May 22.
For those fans of Lionville, Shining Line, David Readman (solo), Charming Grace and Street Talk comes the debut AOR masterpiece ROOM EXPERIENCE!
Check out a full track from the album: “Tomorrow Came”
On May 22 Room Experience will be finally released worldwide through Melodic Rock Records, with artwork and graphics provided by Antonella Astori (Charming Grace).
The key is in the hole and turning... the doors are about to unlock: are you ready for the "Room Experience"?