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One On One With Mitch Lafon - NELSON

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In episode 120 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by NELSON's Matthew Nelson.

Matthew sits down with Mitch to discuss his band's latest album PEACE OUT as well as Ricky Nelson Remembered, Scrap Metal, Nelson throughout the years and more.

Quote from the interview: "We had a year - year and half of true dominance in what was happening which was MTV and touring."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

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NELSON Back To Say 'Peace Out' This May

Friday, May 15, 2015
New Studio Album Returns Band to Classic Melodic Rock Format. 
To Be Released By Frontiers Music Srl in May
                In their 25 years as a musical duo, Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, collectively known simply as Nelson, have grown from Pop music idols to seasoned songwriters and performers. Now, as the brothers celebrate a quarter century at the forefront of the international music scene, they return with Peace Out, their most ambitious studio album to date.
                Released in Europe on May 15th and North America on May 19th by Frontiers Music Srl.  Peace Out marks a return to the well crafted pop songs that put the band at the top of the Billboard charts in the 1990s. From the anthemic “Invincible” to the rollicking soon-to-be pop classic “Back in the Day,” Peace Out is quintessential Nelson from start to finish.
                “We set a pretty high standard with our previous release with Frontiers – Lightning Strikes Twice. That record received by far the most critical acclaim of any Nelson record to date... Peace Out was expected to be even BETTER, The so the goal was to push ourselves to the very limit- past what we believed we could do,” says Gunnar Nelson. “We wanted to write and record the most exciting, authentic, uplifting, and rockin’ Nelson record ever made! The mission: to make a classic.”
                The brothers have always had their work cut out for themselves, being the third generation in one of America’s most celebrated entertainment families, who came into US households every week from 1952 through 1966 on the ABC sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. Their grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, was a celebrated big band leader, whose orchestra featured their grandmother, Harriet; and their late father, Ricky, was one of Rock’n’roll’s earliest superstars, a member of The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and generally credited with creating the country-rock format. 
                When the Nelson twins burst onto the music scene with the Billboard #1 hit “(I Can’t Live Without Your) Love & Affection,” in 1990, they set a Guinness World Record by being the only family to have three generations of #1 hits on the charts! Nelson went on to release a half dozen Rock albums selling nearly 7 million records, beginning with the multi-platinum After The Rain.
                 Peace Out marks their fourth release on Frontiers since 2010.  Look for Nelson to embark on a world tour upon the album’s release. “We're putting the live show together as we speak... And it will incorporate the very best live songs from our career... Focusing heavily on the Peace Out album,” tells Gunnar.

                The Nelsons have worked in a number of musical styles including pop, hard rock and even country.  Now, Peace Out takes them to the musical home they have known the best: harmony-driven pop Rock whose melodies are as infectious as they are lasting.
Peace Out tracklisting: Hello Everybody; Back In The Day; Invincible; Let It Ride; I Wanna Stay Home; On The Bright Side; Rockstar; Autograph; What’s Not To Love?; You And Me; Bad For You; Leave The Light On For Me.
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NELSON Recording 'Final' Album 'Peace Out' For Frontiers

Thursday, September 11, 2014
In an interview with AXS, rock band NELSON have signalled that their upcoming studio album, Peace Out, due for Frontiers Records in 2015 will be their last before launching a new project.
"Matthew and I are finishing up recording an album called 'Peace Out'; which will literally be the last Nelson rock record that will ever be recorded. We've been putting a lot of love into it for the past year and are going out with a bang. It's a classic, vintage album and I'm pretty stoked about it. In January, we'll start focusing on a new, modern day 'Everly Brothers meets The Eagles' country rock project called 'Matthew and Gunnar'."
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