Tue
20
Aug

LOST ANGELS Announce 5 Mexico Shows

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Beristain Entertainment along with the McCarthy's Irish Pub Chain are bringing the "Lost Angels" out on the "Viva La Mexico" Tour hitting 5 Cities in Mexico. 
 
The band consist of JOHN CORABI (former Motley Crue, The Scream, Union, Dead Daisies), ERIC DOVER (Former Jellyfish, Imperial Drag and Alice Cooper), TROY PATRICK FARRELL (White Lion, Tantric, Jani Lane) and EJ CURSE (Silent Rage, Gilby Clarke Band).
 
The band to date has toured in India, The UK, Scandinavia and Europe as well as a Midwestern USA run with an appearance at Milwaukee Summerfest as well as a corporate event for Microsoft Inc.
 
The Band continues their tour in the UK in October of this year with RYAN ROXIE (Current Alice Cooper Band, Casablanca, Roxie77) who takes over for Corabi. Other members of the Lost Angels have been Eric Brittingham of Cinderella, Bret Michaels Band and Muddy Stardust (LA GUNS, Chris Robinson Brotherhood Band).
 
LOST ANGELS: Viva La Mexico Dates are as follows:
AUG 28 MEXICO CITY McCarthy's Irish Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/880847655624739/

AUG 29 JUAREZ PUEBLA McCarthy's Irish Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/349825362629674/

AUG 30 GUADALAJARA McCarthy's Irish Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/401966744004196/

AUG 31 MONTERREY McCarthy's Irish Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/653646481810897/

SEPT 1 MERIDA McCarthy's Irish Pub
https://www.facebook.com/events/489649231832493/
 
Mon
19
Aug

GEORGE GUIDOTTI RIP

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RIP George Guidotti, bassist from Heavens Edge - a wonderful group of guys that I know will be really hurting from this news.

Pic “Copyright Sam Compton Photography”

 
Fri
16
Aug

FOREST FIELD Hope to 'Change The World'

First arrival from the coming new Forest Field album Seasons is a single edit of Change The World. Since it is a song with a message of hope, a lyric video seemed the way to go. The song immediately entered the local top 10 at the number 1 position!
 
And there is more. The single edit can be downloaded for free at https://soundcloud.com/rock-company/forest-field-change-the-world-single-edit.
 
On the band's site www.forestfield.nl principal instrumentalist and songwriter Peter Cox will publish thoughts and ideas behind all the tracks on the new album. So far 3 songs have hit the stage.
 
The pre-order for the CD (with stunning art) is already available from the band's label Rock Company, as usual with a discount.
 
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Fri
16
Aug

MICK DEVINE Solo Debut 'Hear Now' Out October 18

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Friday, October 18, 2019
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After two successful 7 albums self titled and Shattered. Escape Music is pleased to announce the return of talented Mick Devine with brand new solo album title Hear Now.
 
Mick Devine - Hear Now
Release Date: 18th October 2019
 
Track Listening:
1.  Strange Voices   3:39
2.  Live Forever  3:38
3.  Home  4:53
4.  So Much Better Now  4:27
5.  Hope Rising   4:38
6.  Standing In The Middle   4:04
7.  Life Goes On   4:02
8.  Another Way  3:57
9.  Life Is An Open Road  3:44
10.Game Over  3:55
 
Musicians:
Mick Devine - All vocals (7)
Steve Morris - All Guitars and Keyboards (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band / Shadowman)
Brian J Anthony - Drums , Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Mandelion, Keyboards (Steve Walsh / Overland / Jerome Mazza)
Backing Vocals: Stefanie Johnson and Brian J Anthony
 
Produced by Brian J Anthony
Co Produced by Steve Morris and Mick Devine
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
Executive Producer Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
 
Back in the year that President Kennedy was assassinated and the Beatles first song entered the UK charts, Mick Devine was born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia.
Music was always an important part of the Devine family life with his Dad a semi-professional drummer and frequent late night band rehearsals in the home, proved a source of inspiration to the impressionable Mick.
He always had a good singing voice and from a young age was singled out to perform, with impromptu solo school performances through a number of choirs and school bands, the desire to be a professional musician was growing.
 
Roll on through the teenage years and Mick has moved from the now Zimbabwe to start a new life in Johannesburg South Africa. He was playing in a local band UC27 as a drummer / singer when he met Keith McFarlane from the award winning South African pop group Face to Face who at the time were planning a move to the UK to further their music careers. Mick was invited to join the band as a drummer and Seven was born.
 
In the UK as the band developed, it was agreed that Mick was a much better singer than drummer and he needed to come out from behind the drums to be the lead singer.
Mick’s first performance as a frontman was at a showcase for CBS Records in London in front of the A&R guru Muff Winwood. Unfortunately no record deal followed.
 
Shortly afterwards the band secured a support slot on their first nationwide tour with 90’s pop group Brother Beyond where valuable live experience, and a sizeable fan base were earned. It attracted the attention of Phillip Schofield who at the time was a Radio 1 DJ, and started to play their demo’s on his show.
Whilst on this tour, the wife of the head of Polydor Records came to one of the shows and the story goes that she went home and told her husband that he needed to sign the band. Whether true or not a record deal was offered and signed.
 
This would prove to be the undoing of Seven, as for many years they had been crafting their sound very much in an AOR rock vein and had a number of really credible recordings and tracks. This was around the time when Soul to Soul burst on the scene and the AOR sound was becoming a little out of fashion in the UK. The band had a real ‘Boy Band’ image and their management and record label pushed them in that direction with the hope that it would break them into a larger market.
 
John Parr was secured to produce the bands two single EP’s, both of which achieved top 75-chart status and further tours supporting The Monkey’s, Jason Donavan and Richard Marx followed. But as with so many bands without major chart success, the record label dropped them before an album was recorded.
 
Fast forward through 25 years of bringing up a family and earning a living, to a chance conversation between Khalil Turk (Escape Records) and Pat Davey, the original Seven bass player which led to an offer to finally record the Seven album that should have been released in the 90’s.
Sevens first album ’7’ was released to critical acclaim and was followed two years later with a second album ‘Shattered’, an album of newly written original tracks that was equally well received.
 
During this period Khalil introduced Mick to Steve Morris (Lonerider / Heartland / Ian Gillan Band) and a song writing partnership developed. Over a number of years they wrote numerous songs in a number of musical styles but all tied together with memorable melodies, lyric’s and killer guitar licks.
 
Once agin Khalil introduced the awesome American producer & musician Brian J Anthony (Lonerider / Steve Walsh /Overland) into this partnership and the result is the first solo album for Mick Devine called ‘Hear Now’ which is due for release on the 18th October 2019 on the Escape Music label.
 
 
Fri
16
Aug

DOWN 'N' OUTZ Announce Album 'This Is How We Roll' October 11

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Friday, October 11, 2019
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DOWN 'N' OUTZ, the project headed up by Def Leppard frontman and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Elliott, are set to release their third studio album, This Is How We Roll, on October 11, 2019 (UMe).
 
The band, featuring The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Share Ross (Bass, ex Vixen) and Phil Martini (drums, Wayward Sons), takes a different approach on This Is How We Roll to their previous album. This new album only features one cover version (The Tubes "White Punks On Dope) - alongside eleven original Joe Elliott penned tracks.
 
Guitarist Guy Griffin says, "(This Is How We Roll) is absolutely fantastic, probably one of the best records I've worked on. It doesn't sound like Leppard or the first two Down n Outz records. It's kind of all the stuff Joe grew up with, a lot of piano type stuff, a bit Elton John, one track a bit 10cc, a couple of good rockers… a real mix of stuff. Joe's voice sounds amazing and it's great fun to do."
 
Joe Elliott says, "Boy, has this has been a long time coming?! Recorded in infrequent bursts of activity over a 5-year period whenever our respective motherships allowed, I'm extremely proud of what we've achieved with this album. I'm blessed to have worked with such a superb bunch of musicians on this collection of songs. To a man, and woman (!), they completely got my vision of what I wanted us to convey on this record & as usual, working with a world class producer/engineer in Ronan McHugh has guaranteed the sound of the record to be top notch! I couldn't be more proud."
 
Along with the announcement of the new studio album, Down 'n' Outz also release the rock out of title track and lead single "This Is How We Roll", available to listen to HERE.
 
From breathless opener "Another Man's War" to the lush "Last Man Standing", to the epic six minute "Let It Shine", this is an album that draws on all the influences that have shaped both Joe Elliott and the previous Down 'n' Outz albums to create a stunning collection of original songs. This Is How We Roll was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott's own studio Joe's Garage.
 
The album will be available on CD, LP, digitally and also on limited edition 12" Picture Disc LP. This Is How We Roll is now available to pre-order via: https://DownNOutz.lnk.to/ThisIsHowWeRoll
 
The Down 'n' Outz project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott to get involved. Joe formed the Down 'n' Outz with Paul, Guy, Keith and Phil. Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.
 
In 2009 Down 'n' Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band's five Hammersmith Apollo shows. The fan interest eventually led to the band looking to put together an album and 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles "England Rocks" and "Overnight Angels," that reached No. 4 and No. 1 respectively on the U.S. Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton's new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called Live at Hammersmith Apollo. A second studio album The Further Adventures of… was released in 2014 and featured the single "Rock and Roll Queen". New bassist Share Ross (Vixen) debuted on 2017's live album and DVD The Further Live Adventures Of…
 
A stunning live act - having toured with the likes of Paul Rogers across the UK (Including The Royal Albert Hall) and festival performances including High Voltage and Planet Rockstock, Down 'n' Outz are planning live dates to support This Is How We Roll.
 
This Is How We Roll track-listing is as follows
 
CD
Another Man's War
This Is How We Roll
Goodnight Mr. Jones
Creatures
Last Man Standing
Music Box
Boys Don't Cry
Walking to Babylon
Let It Shine
Music Box Reprise/Griff's Lament
White Punks on Dope
The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
 
LP / Picture Disc
 
Side One
Another Man's War
This Is How We Roll
Goodnight Mr. Jones
Creatures
Last Man Standing
 
Side Two
Music Box
Boys Don't Cry
Walking to Babylon
Let It Shine
Music Box Reprise/Griff's Lament*
White Punks on Dope
The Destruction of Hideous Objects Part 3
 
 
 

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