As the April 29 release date approaches for THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s much-anticipated album SONG IN MY HEAD via SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records, the band has teamed up with BILLBOARD.COM to exclusively premiere the new album in its entirety, today (4/24). This also comes the same day as the band’s intimate performance and in-store signing at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, as well as the kick-off of a three night run at Oakland’s Fox Theater (4/24-26).

When asked about recording in the studio, the band’s Michael Kang tells, “We really love it. For us, it gets us in a real creative zone. We get the opportunity to get together, rehearse, write new songs, and try new things out. I think ‘Song in My Head’ played a key role in motivating us all to keep writing and pushing what we are doing.” Jason Hann adds: “Every one of us, at this point, are songwriters and are really interested in the production aspect of being in the studio.”

To further the celebration of SONG IN MY HEAD’s release, the band will perform a free ‘incident’ on The Hill in Boulder--the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band--this Monday, April 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM Mountain Time with the stage set up on 13th Street and College Avenue. The band posted a video announcement here.

SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet and features 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group. Of the new collection, Relix magazine wrote: “On The String Cheese Incident’s first new studio album in nine years, they truly sound like they’ve found a comfortable, collaborative groove. Song in My Head comes off like a live iteration of the band, and maybe that’s because it’s loaded with 10 tight-sounding, jam-ready songs…Each musician’s creativity, voice and flavor shines through.” (April/May 2014) Paul Freeman of the San Jose Mercury News raved the album “…represents a stirring return for the revered Colorado alt-bluegrass jam band. This vibrant, polished album was produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)…After 20 years, the band's harmonies and instrumentation sound tight and spirited.” (4/16/14) Additionally, said, “The end result is an album that is quite possibly the band’s most musically tight and adeptly tied together studio effort to date. These songs ignite a sense of freshness and new inspiration but at times feels stripped down to the core sound of the band’s early years” (4/18/14) and said, “Song In My Head is a project the band specifically designed to encompass everything that is The String Cheese Incident and it does just that among it's well-timed beats, driving rhythm, guitar licks, fiddle jams, bass rides, in the studio it sets a pace that keeps the bar brilliantly high for these titans of the Live Music World.” (4/18/14) Check out a promotional video for the album here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT--BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)--continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival ‘incidents’ confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 1, Beale Street Music Festival on Sunday, May 4, DelFest on Sunday, May 25, Wakarusa on June 6-7, Huck Finn Jubilee on June 13-15, three shows at Electric Forest on June 26-29 and Lockn’ Festival on September 4-5. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO here.

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ROCK NEWS FOR 04/24/14


(New York, NY) - The king of neo-classical shred guitar, legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, will soon return to stages across North America this summer for the first-ever "Guitar Gods" festival tour.  Bringing together such accomplished axemen as Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions, Electric Sun), Gary Hoey ("Hocus Pocus") and Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses), Malmsteen will headline an epic celebration (6+ hours!) of the instrument for a full evening of guitar pyrotechnics.  Each show will also feature special surprise guests.  The "Guitar Gods" tour is created and produced by April Malmsteen, Yngwie's wife and manager and is presented in proud partnership with Guitar Center.  Please see below for the itinerary; more dates to be announced.

Of the upcoming tour, creator and producer April Malmsteen commented, "Being able to put together this festival has been a lifelong dream of mine.  I sincerely believe that "Guitar Gods" will bring tremendous value and enjoyment to not only the guitar and heavy metal enthusiast, but also to anyone who loves music."  Yngwie Malmsteen's most recent studio album, SPELLBOUND and his first book, the autobiography, Relentless: A Memoir, are both available now. Malmsteen was recently profiled about both on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday; that segment can be heard here.  In other news, the Yngwie Malmsteen premium artist signature series by Fender is now available.  The series features a full lineup of Malmsteen-endorsed accessories such as guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners and more.  For more information, please click here.

For nearly three decades, Grammy-nominated guitar icon Yngwie Malmsteen has been amazing audiences with dazzling technical speed and ability.  Malmsteen's signature style of playing, which combines elements of seemingly disparate styles of music - metal and classical, spawned the now commonplace genres of heavy metal known as "shred guitar" and "neo classical" and earned Malmsteen the title "the Paganini of heavy metal".  Malmsteen was the first guitarist to have his own Fender signature guitar model (even before Eric Clapton).  He has graced the cover of more than 200 magazines worldwide, has won every guitar award imaginable and to date, has sold millions of records.  Time named Malmsteen one of the "Top Ten Greatest Electric Guitar Players", an honor he shared with the likes of Les Paul, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix.  "Guitar Hero" enthusiasts know they have arrived when they are bestowed with the Yngwie Malmsteen award in the Xbox 360 version of "Guitar Hero 2".  The award signifies a 1000+ note streak in succession.

Held in the highest regard in his own right, Uli Jon Roth brings the very special 40th Anniversary Scorpions set that he has been playing to audiences from Europe to North America, embracing his history with the band and digging deep into their catalogue for this tour.  Acclaimed for his accomplishments for perfecting his playing in multiple genres (rock, blues, surf), Gary Hoey performs his radio hits such as the Billboard Top 5 smash "Hocus Pocus" along with other favorites.  Bumblefoot, best known for his work with Guns N' Roses, embarks on his first solo tour, playing songs from his entire critically-praised recorded history.

Yngwie Malmsteen/Guitar Gods North American tour 2014:

13        Huntington, NY           Paramount Theatre
14        Sayreville, NJ             Starland Ballroom
17        Englewood, NJ           Bergen Performing Arts Center
20        St. Charles, IL             Arcada Theatre
21        Toronto, ON                Phoenix Theatre
26        Seattle, WA                 Showbox Theatre
27        Portland, OR               Roseland Theater
3         Beverly Hills, CA         Saban Theatre
8         Tucson, AZ                 Rialto Theatre

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 April 23, 2014 – Responsible for some of Rock’s most indelible summer anthems, legendary groups FOREIGNER and STYX will release THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER on May 6 to coincide with their highly anticipated tour of the same name, which also features very special guest DON FELDER, former guitarist of The Eagles.  The album, which features 16 classics by both bands, will be available exclusively at Walmart. Pre-orders are available on Walmart’s website.

THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER package includes FOREIGNER hits “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want To  Know What Love Is,” and STYX hits “The Grand Illusion,” “Blue Collar Man” and “Renegade” (see below for a complete track listing).  The collection finishes with the spectacular highlight, a brand new interpretation of one of Classic Rock’s most successful songs ever, “Hotel California.”  Original songwriter DON FELDER teamed up with STYX and FOREIGNER for this very special collaboration, as well as a stunning new version of FOREIGNER’s massive hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” which will only be available as a limited edition vinyl disc and on iTunes.

Fans can check out an exclusive stream of “Hotel California” on USA Today’s website, which went live earlier today. 

STYX is one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet, with more than 30 million records sold in North America alone.  Spawned from a Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, STYX would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late '70s and early '80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.  Over the course of their 38-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles.  Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, Lawrence Gowan, Ricky Phillips and Todd Sucherman have been together longer than any other lineup in the band’s 40-year existence.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game, Foreigner is led by founding member Mick Jones (guitar), and Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums).

DON FELDER--former guitarist of the Eagles, New York Times best-selling author and four-time Grammy® Award winner—released his second solo album (and first since 1983), “Road To Forever” in October 9, 2012 and has been on tour throughout the U.S. ever since.  The album has recently been re-released with four additional songs, “Road To Forever: Extended Edition,” on March 4 via INGrooves Music Group.  The album’s latest single, “You Don’t Have Me,” is currently bulleted at #3 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart.  “Road To Forever” originally debuted on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart at #27.  "Girls In Black," the album’s first single, reached the Top 30 on the Mediabase Rock chart while the second single, “Wash Away,” co-written by FELDER and STYX’s Tommy Shaw and featuring Shaw’s signature vocal sound, quickly jumped to #4 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart. 

Here’s the complete track listing of THE SOUNDTRACK OF SUMMER:

1. Feels Like The First Time
2. Cold As Ice
3. Hot Blooded
4. Double Vision
5. Urgent
6. Waiting For A Girl Like You
7. I Want To Know What Love Is
8. Juke Box Hero
9. The Grand Illusion
10. Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)
11. Lorelei
12. Crystal Ball
13. Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)
14. Miss America
15. Renegade
16. Too Much Time On My Hands
17. Hotel California

Check out “The Soundtrack of Summer” tour at any of the following stops (with more to be added in the coming weeks).  DON FELDER hits the stage at 7:00pm at every stop.  FOREIGNER and STYX will alternate closing slots as listed by clicking


Eric Clapton's 'Journeyman' Album Feat. George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Phil Collins and others Now Available On Hybrid SACD

“ of the greatest rock/blues guitarists on the planet!”

Camarillo, CA - Much to the elation of Eric Clapton fans across the globe, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity has released Clapton's 'Journeyman' album as a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Eric Clapton is a true legend. 'Journeyman' reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and became Clapton's first solo studio album to go double platinum. Like any of his best albums, there is no grandstanding to be found on 'Journeyman''s simply a laid-back and thoroughly engaging display of his virtuosity. The album was heralded as a return to form for Clapton, much of it has an electronic sound, mostly influenced by the 1980s rock scene, but it also includes blues songs like “Before You Accuse Me,” “Running on Faith,” and “Hard Times.”

“At the center of it all is Clapton's guitar work...stinging blues and soaring pop.”

There is an all-star assembly of guests: Dire Straits keyboardist Alan Clark, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Cecil and Linda Womack, Phil Collins and Gary Burton. Among the highlights are several cuts that feature slide-versus-slowhand guitar dueling with Cray. George Harrison is particularly impressive on his little masterpiece “Run So Far,” playing guitar and singing harmony vocals.

A couple of tracks rank among Clapton's best from any decade.The strongest commercial single is “Bad Love,” which won the 1990 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Award, and reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart. “Pretending” is a firm mid-tempo rocker that also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart and and includes one of his most assured vocal performances ever.

Clapton sounds more convincing than he had since the early '70s. Not only is his guitar playing muscular and forceful, his singing is soulful and gritty - he seems to have struck the perfect balance between the fiery blues of his youth with the pop flavorings of his later years.

Anything for Your Love
Bad Love
Running on Faith
Hard Times
Hound Dog
No Alibis
Run So Far
Old Love
Breaking Point
Lead Me On
Before You Accuse Me

Produced By Jill Dell'Abate & Russ Titelman

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

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WHO:             Jac Holzman--Elektra Records president who signed THE DOORS--

                        and six DOORS fans from around the world, sponsored by MOJO

                        MAGAZINE and RHINO RECORDS

WHAT:           A live, interactive DOORS trivia contest that will be available

                        worldwide.  Six fans will compete to win the a variety of DOORS

                        prizes including the group’s whole catalog, the app, a skateboard,

                        and t-shirts…plus the respect of the entire DOORS community!


WHEN:          Wednesday, April 30 at 12:00 PM Pacific

WHY:             This is the FIRST time ever that a music group of any sort is using

                        the Google Hangouts on Air platform to host an interactive game

Twitter: @TheDoors
Instagram: @TheDoors



April 24, 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) -  Neil Young will release a CD, digital album and a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set of his recent vinyl album A Letter Home on Reprise Records on May 27th. The box set is a beautifully packaged expanded version of the vinyl edition first released on February 21stby Jack White's Third Man records. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will also contain a Download card for the hi-res Audiophile version of the album. Click here to pre-order A Letter Home. Click here to view the album cover art. Click here to view the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set package.  

Young recorded the collection of covers with White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. Imagine a very simple recording studio not much larger than a phone booth and you'll get the idea.  He describes the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever."  Recorded live to track to one-track, mono, the album has an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording,

As for the track-listing, Young chose songs that have personal meaning for him, such as British folk artist Bert Jansch's "Needle of Death" (which inspired Young to write 1972's "Needle and the Damage Done"), Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," Willie Nelson's "Crazy," Don Everly's "I Wonder If I Care as Much," Bruce Springsteen's "My Home Town," and many others.  Click here to watch a video for "Needle of Death"

The album begins with Neil recording a spoken letter to his late mother, informing her of his personal and present state of affairs which sets the tone and atmosphere for the duration of the album. He does this once again at the beginning of Side 2 in a way which could explain why he's selected these particular songs to record. In essence, this presentation is, as its title implies, A Letter Home from Neil. This is a deeply personal and expressive listening experience which is as real and raw emotionally as it is sonically and yet light of touch in its form and flow.

Reprise will release the complete box set, which includes a special "direct feed from the booth" audiophile vinyl version and a DVD that captured the original electro-mechanical process, along with comments from the producers and recording engineers. It includes:

Standard audio LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Audiophile LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Standard audio CD
DVD with footage from the recording
12" x 12", 32-page full color booklet
Seven 6" vinyl discs pressed on clear vinyl. The 7th disc of this set features a version of Dylan's "Blowin' In The Wind" backed with an alternate take / arrangement of "Crazy"

The track-listing for A Letter Home is as follows:
A Letter Home intro
Changes (Phil Ochs)
Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan)
Needle of Death (Bert Jansch)
Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)
On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)
My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen)
I Wonder If I Care as Much (Don Everly)

Led Zeppelin Preview Unreleased Studio Track
Led Zeppelin are sharing a preview of "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind", an unreleased track that will be featured on the forthcoming reissue of their 1970 album, "Led Zeppelin III."
The song was recorded in 1970 at the Olympic Studios in Barnes in south-west London, about half an hour after "Hats Off to (Roy) Harper," according to the BBC who are previewing the track here.
"It was a particularly prolific time," says singer Robert Plant, "where we were learning about each other's capabilities. Jimmy [Page] and I were just fooling around with the stuff that we would play at home. We were just trying things out. Nothing was premeditated."

Robert Plant Says There Is 'Zero' Chance of Led Zeppelin Reunion

Bad news for Led Zeppelin fans: the band won't be performing live soon- if ever. In an interview with the BBC about the reissue of Led Zeppelin's first three albums, guitarist Jimmy Page said the likelihood of a band reunion show is slim.

"I'm sure people would love to hear it," Page said. "I'm not the one to be asking, I don't sing." Singer Robert Plant was a little more dire when asked about a reunion show. Along with reiterating Page's previous statement, he said the chance was "zero."

Looks like fans will just have to settle for the upcoming bonus disc packaged with the reissue of the band debut album, which will include a Zeppelin show recorded at L'Olympia in Paris on Oct. 10, 1969.

William Hurt Quits Gregg Allman Biopic

A spokeperson for William Hurt has confirmed the actor has pulled out of the lead role in the Gregg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider" following the death of 27-year-old Sarah Jones in an accident during filming of the movie in February.

The Los Angeles Times reports a representative for ICM Partners, the talent agency that represents Hurt, has released a statement saying, "I can confirm he's out of the movie."

The issues surrounding "Midnight Rider" are just one of the challenges Allman has faced in 2014: in January, it was revealed that the Allman Brothers Band would cease touring at the end of the year after 45 years together (recent comments made by Gregg are now suggesting that plan could change); in March, a bout of bronchitis forced Gregg to miss two shows during the group's residency at New York's Beacon Theatre, and the final four dates were eventually postponed; and news out of Australia is that the rocker pulled out of the final two dates of a solo tour in the country this week due to a wrist injury he suffered prior to the start of the trek.

Judas Priest Launch Online Countdown Clock

On Wednesday, Judas Priest launched a countdown on their official website that many believe will be the official announcement regarding details about a new album, the band's first in 6 years.

"The countdown has begun," posted the group on their website. "5 days to go." Last month, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford revealed the band had completed work on the project.

"The record is finished; it's absolutely finished as of today," said Halford at the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life Tribute Concert and Awards Gala in Hollywood.

"It's a relief. It's a relief because whenever Priest makes an album, like any band, you put your heart and soul into it; it is that typical 'blood, sweat and tears.' It's not an easy thing to do 40 years later. But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that, and it's one of things that we love to do more than anything else as we move on through our metal years. So this is a great time for Priest: 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn't be better."

Queensryche and Geoff Tate Settle Name Dispute

It appears that the legal battle over the Queensryche name between original vocalist Geoff Tate and his former bandmates has been settled with both taking on variations of the name.

While neither side of the dispute have "officially" announced a settlement, published an interview with guitarist Michael Wilton last week where he addressed the status of the dispute.

"That's coming up," he told the site. "What I can say is that both sides have reached an amicable settlement and it's now just a matter of time. There will be an official press release but for now, you'll have to wait."

And this week we have a clue to resolution of the name dispute with Geoff Tate rebranding his website at with the header "Geoff Tate - The Voice of Queensryche."

The site also now has a link on the top menu that points fans to the website ran by "Queensryche Without Geoff Tate." At press time, that version of the band, which now features lead vocalist Todd La Torre, still simply bill themselves as Queensryche on their website and social media pages.

Bruce Springsteen Releases American Beauty Video

Bruce Springsteen has released a video  for "American Beauty", the title track to his 12" vinyl EP that was issued as part of Record Store Day on April 19.

Springsteen and the E Street Band filmed the clip prior to their show in Charlotte, NC on the EP's release day last Saturday. "American Beauty" features four previously unreleased original songs, including "Mary Mary", "Hurry Up Sundown", "Hey Blue Eyes" and the title track.

Tracks on the EP were considered for inclusion on Springsteen's new album, "High Hopes." That project earned Springsteen his 11th No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with opening week sales of 99,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Watch the video here.

Peter Gabriel Plans 3-Part Show On Tour That Includes Entire 'So' Album

Peter Gabriel has confirmed a seven-date UK tour in which he'll perform classic solo album So in full. He's backed by the live band who backed the 1986 release - guitarist David Rhodes, bassist Tony Levin, keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Many Katche.

Gabriel says of the Back To Front dates, which are part of a wider European tour: "We serve it up in three parts, like a meal. The starter will be an acoustic bit, almost like we would be in rehearsal.

"From that starter we move onto the savoury dish, which is electric or electronic stuff. If you survive that you get your dessert - the complete and uninterrupted So, in the order in which it was originally intended."

Marty Friedman Releases Inferno Video

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman is giving fans a little taste of what to expect from his forthcoming studio album, "Inferno," with the release of the music video for the title track.

The "Inferno" album is scheduled to be released in North America on May 27th. For the title track's video, Friedman co-directed the clip with David Brodsky (Devin Townsend, The Black Dahlia Murder).

Friedman explained the inspiration behind the video, "The music video for 'Inferno' is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, 'Zenryokusaka' ('Full Power Hill').

"It's a weekly five-minute show where the entire premise is absolutely nothing but a girl running up a hill. Each week a different girl, and a different hill. I am hooked on this show, and think it is genius in its simplicity and ever-so-slight sexual nature.

"It took me a while to explain the charm of the show to the video director, but I think towards the end of making our video together, he got it. It's like many things that happen outside the culture you were born in; you either get it and it's fresh or you don't and it's just weird."

Watch the video here.

Michael Schenker Open To Working With Graham Bonnet Again

Michael Schenker has revealed he'd be delighted to work with singer Graham Bonnet again - despite the split following recording sessions for 1982 album Assault Attack.

The guitarist icon believes the former Rainbow singer's departure meant the Michael Schenker Group record was never properly toured, leading to a relative lack of success.

Schenker - who released solo album Bridge The Gap last year - tells "It would be interesting to see if we can put something together live, because Assault Attack never got toured.

"If Graham was well enough and the opportunity and the moment in time would allow something like that to happen, it would maybe be a creative thing to do. But at this point we never quite got to it."


Led Zeppelin Release Preview Video For Deluxe Reissue

Led Zeppelin are sharing a video of the unboxing of the upcoming Super Deluxe Edition reissue of their 1969 debut album, "Led Zeppelin I." The remastered package features the group recorded in concert at the L'Olympia in Paris on October 10, 1969.

Due June 2 (June 3 in North America), the band are also releasing reissues of "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III" the same day. Deluxe editions of the group's first three albums are the first projects announced as part of an extensive reissue program that will see all nine of the band's studio albums reissued in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.

"The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin," says Page. "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time"   Watch the video here.



In the last four decades, Krokus has played over 2,000 shows across 5 continents. Every gig, every place and every crowd was different but all showed tremendous enthusiasm towards the band. Krokus recorded 20 shows for release consideration, eventually deciding on their last sold out show, recorded in their hometown at the House of Rust on August 30th 2013. "Long Stick Goes Boom Live: From Da House Of Rust" is now available in North America via The End Records.  

An ecstatic audience and a killer location, for Krokus it was a truly memorable moment -  it was the night where Krok 'n' Roll came back to town- to Rockcity Solothurn where it all started in 1975. "We're extremely happy to share this moment with all of you. This proves that there is still a place for the eternal flame of Rock 'n' Roll - our medicine of life."
"A hell of a big "Thank You" for your constant support and appreciation. This is the fuel we need to go the extra mile. Enjoy and spread the word!" - Krokus

"Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House Of Rust" Tracklisting
1 Long Stick
2 Hallelujah Rock’n’ Roll
3 Go Baby Go
4 AM Woman
5 Tokio Nights
6 Fire
7 Rock City / Betta Than Sex / Doeg Song
8 Screaming In The Night
9 Hellraiser
10 Bedside Radio
11 Easy Rocker
12 Heatstrokes
13 Live For The Action
14 Hoodoo Woman

For almost 40 years now, Krokus has stood for high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock. No other Swiss rock band sells albums and its back catalogue worldwide like Krokus. The band has already sold over 14 million records, toured the world, and received gold and platinum discs in the USA and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world: from Australia and the USA to Mexico, Russia, Japan, and China.

Marc Storace - Lead Vocals
Chris von Rohr - Bass, Vocals
Fernando von Arb - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Kohler - Guitar
Mandy Meyer - Guitar
Flavio Mezzodi - Drums 


"Their sound is still full and aggressive with a touch of wisdom and style that has stayed true to their roots yet still moving forward and never giving up to trends and gimmicks. This being their third live compilation it stands tall and rates as maybe their best to date." - Broken Neck Radio

"They always give it all they've got and on that August night Krokus delivered the goods! 'Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust' is proof of that." - The Dedicated Rocker Society

"Dedicated followers will be able to appreciate the careful attention to detail included throughout the group’s set, such as the ‘Metal Rendez-vous’ classic “Bedside Radio” and “Easy Rocker” from ‘Hardware.’" - Music Enthusiast Magazine

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Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada's Rockers Against Trafficking benefit to help raise awareness of human trafficking this past April 11th at Paladino's in Tarzana, CA (sponsored by Monster Energy) was an amazing success. All of the proceeds from the show will be used to rebuild the lives of these young victims with housing, medical assistance, legal aid, and job placement, and the donations will also be used to build and set up border monitoring stations between countries that are known for human trafficking. All proceeds will be divided between CAST LA ( and Tiny Hands International (

A completely packed venue witnessed a silent auction and raffle, with highlights including a Schecter guitar signed by all the musicians (for which a bidding war broke out!), a DW Collectors Series snare signed by all the musicians, a signed Motley Crue 'Greatest Hits' 2-LP Set and a signed drum cymbal by the Cult. There were also a few impromptu live auctions on stage offering a very rare guitar pick owned and used by Dimebag Darrell, and a pair of drumsticks – signed on stage by a sweaty Dave Lombardo just as he finished his set.

Performance highlights included a blistering set by Helmet, a gritty and fire fueled debut performance by Randy Piper's F-4, and a mind-blowing all star set by Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Dave Lombardo (Slayer/Philm), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), and Keith St. John (Montrose). The heaviness was balanced out with touching acoustic moments by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and an uplifting acoustic set by Gonzo and Phil Sandoval of Armored Saint.  To Humans, Spiders and Snakes and Edge Of Paradise and Ann Boleyn’s Hellion set helped round out the night and kept the crowd energized.


(New York, NY) - In honor of the release of iconic rock vocalist Sebastian Bach's new album, GIVE 'EM HELL, fans globally can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for "All My Friends Are Dead" on  The hard-rocking performance video features longtime Bach friend and fellow rock icon, Duff McKagan, who plays bass on the track.  "All My Friends Are Dead" appears on GIVE 'EM HELL, which is in stores today via Frontiers Records.  GIVE 'EM HELL is available now at iTunes and Amazon here.

GIVE 'EM HELL has already rave reviews from the media with Screamer Magazine declaring, "Bach's signature voice is unmistakable and as always almost indescribable, hard to compare with anything else.  His vocals are gritty, powerful..." while Loudwire avowed, "Bach sounds better than ever..."  Produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether), GIVE 'EM HELL features writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).  Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

In other news, Sebastian Bach will appear on the new ABC reality competition show, "Sing Your Face Off," which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00PM.  "Sing Your Face Off" is a talent variety competition featuring celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a legendary musical icon.  Bach is one of five celebrities competing who will take on the identity of an iconic musical performer.  Based on Endemol's global hit "Your Face Sounds Familiar," "Sing Your Face Off" is produced by Endemol USA. Georgie Hurford-Jones ("America's Got Talent," "Britain's Got Talent") is Executive Producer.

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist.  Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

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Lillian Axe to release live acoustic album this May

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame members, Lillian Axe, will be releasing their thirteenth album, the acoustic live, One Night in the Temple, produced by Steve Blaze, on May 27, 2014 via CME Records / Sony Music (RED) in the USA and Canada and on Melodic Rock Records / Cargo for the rest of the world on May 19.

Performed acoustically in an intimate setting housed in a Masonic Temple in the Bayou, with their most die-hard fans, One Night in the Temple, features all their hits including, True Believer, Show A Little Love, Crucified, Misery Loves Company, Ghost of Winter, The Great Divide, Bow Your Head, Waters Rising and the crowd favorite Nobody Knows.

Lillian Axe founder Steve Blaze reflects; “ when I first had the idea of putting this show together, it was originally going to be a private 20 person show with acoustic guitars, vocals and no production, however, it took on a life of its own.”

One Night in the Temple; will be released as 3 disc set (2CDs/1DVD and 2CDs/1Blu-Ray), housed in an elaborate digipack. Filmed in high definition, the Blu-Ray will contain the acoustic performance, fan question and answer session, videos for the songs Caged In and Death Comes Tomorrow, featuring 3 songs live in concert from their July 4, 2013 performance at the Paragon Casino and behind the scenes footage while the DVD will contain 1 song from the Paragon Casino and the video for Death Comes Tomorrow.



Disc 1: Waters Rising, Death Comes Tomorrow, Ghost of Winter, See You Someday, The Great Divide, Nocturnal Symphony, Sad Day On Planet Earth, Bow Your Head, Show A Little Love and Misery Loves Company.
Disc 2: Crucified, The World Stopped Turning, Dyin’ to Live (Shades of Blue), Until The End Of The World, The Day I Met You, The Promised Land, Nobody Knows, My Apologies, True Believer and Nobody Knows (Crowd Version).

Lillian Axe is Brian Jones (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar and vocals), Sam Poitevent (guitar and vocals), Eric Morris (bass guitar) and Ken Koudelka (drums).

Lillian Axe will be touring to support this release this summer beginning in the middle of July.

Confirmed dates with more to be announced:
4/18 in Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
4/19 in Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
5/9 in Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
7/19 in Pekin, IL @ Goodfellas
9/27 in Melbourne, FL @ 80's In The Park Festival


Robin Trower Redefines R&B Power Trio On 1974 Bridge Of Sighs

InTheStudio Celebrates Album’s Anniversary

Dallas, TX - April 22, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bridge of Sighs, the breakthrough solo effort from former Procol Harum guitarist Robin Trower.

Robin Trower got his musical career start with The Paramounts, an early sixties British rhythm’n’blues band, who were a favorite opening act for fledgling up & comers The Rolling Stones. Paramounts singer Gary Brooker would leave and form Procol Harum producing the international hit “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, and that initial success would lead to the addition of Trower’s services in Procol Harum for the next several albums.

Robin Trower would leave the security of Procol Harum to embark on a solo career fashioned around an R&B trio that in April of 1974 would produce their second album, the monster effort Bridge of Sighs.

A Top 10 album in the U.S., Bridge of Sighs opened with the galloping “Day of the Eagle”, transporting listeners into an almost alien world in the title track “Bridge of Sighs”, seducing them with the late Jimmy Dewar’s voice on “In This Place” and “About to Begin” , while rocking out again on “Too Rolling Stoned”, “Fool and Me”, “Lady Love”, and “Little Bit of Sympathy”.

On Bridge of Sighs 40th anniversary, Robin reflects on his role in the evolution of blues rock guitar in popular music with InTheStudio host Redbeard.

“I always saw myself as a Rock and Roll player influenced by Blues/Rhythm and Blues rather than trying to think of myself as a blues or rhythm and blues player, because it can only ever be an imitation for a white guy to do that stuff.”

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CALIFORNIA BREED, the powerful new rock trio featuring legendary vocalist-bassist GLENN HUGHES, drummer extraordinaire JASON BONHAM and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-singer-songwriter ANDREW WATT, have premiered the first in a series of “making of” clips from the recording of their self-titled debut album, out May 19 on Frontiers Records. Watch the first clip today, April 22 exclusively on, here: Tune into every Tuesday for the next five weeks for another interview with the band.

Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the hard-hitting trio’s first single “Sweet Tea” has hit #7 on the Classic Rock chart and continues to climb. View the video for the explosive track which premiered on USA TODAY, here: Recently, the group debuted an animated lyric video for the new song “Midnight Oil” on Classic Rock. The video was created by Nev Todorović who spearheads the interactive media production company The Young Astronauts. Check out the clip here:

. “Midnight Oil” and “Sweet Tea” are available as instant tracks by pre-ordering the album exclusively from iTunes worldwide via this link:

CALIFORNIA BREED was produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings), recorded at his Nashville studio and features equal co-writing credits among the three-man lineup. The album features 23-year-old guitarist ANDREW WATT, who was originally introduced to Glenn Hughes by Julian Lennon at a party in Los Angeles in 2013. Expect CALIFORNIA BREED to announce a U.K., European and U.S. tour soon.

CALIFORNIA BREED will be available as a CD, digital download and a Deluxe Edition CD + DVD featuring the bonus song “Solo,”  two video clips and a documentary. Fans that pre-order the digital download on iTunes will receive an instant download of the first single, “Sweet Tea” upon ordering. The iTunes and Amazon pre-order links are as follows: iTunes: Amazon CD: and CD Deluxe Edition CD + DVD:


Gibson GuitarTown On The Sunset Strip Charity Auction Raises More Than $41,600 To Support Music For Relief
Nonprofit Organization Funds National, International Disaster Relief Services And Aid For Survivors

The Sunset Strip Business Association presented a check to Music For Relief on April 15, 2014. (L-R) West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Linkin Park drummer Rob Bourdon, Music For Relief Chief Operating Officer Whitney Showler, Sunset Strip Music Festival Managing Director Karmen Beck and Sunset Strip Business Association/Sunset Strip Music Festival Executive Director Todd Steadman.
Photo courtesy of Genie Sanchez.

THE SUNSET STRIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION presented nonprofit disaster relief organization Music For Relief a check for $41,611 on April 15, 2014. The donation was based on proceeds received from the third GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP charity auction, which took place at Bonhams in February. The auction featured 13 art guitars celebrating Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, ZZ Top, Alice Cooper and Debbie Harry, among others.

This donation brings the total amount of charitable donations GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP has raised since its original launch in 2010 to more than $148,250. Previous funds have supported charities including Los Angeles Youth Network, which provides services for homeless youth in L.A.; Los Angeles Fund for Education’s “Arts Matter” campaign, which funds art and music education programs in L.A. public schools, West Hollywood Library; and West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission in support of public art and artists.

“Each year GuitarTown raises significant funds for noteworthy charities while also providing an opportunity for visitors and locals to rediscover THE SUNSET STRIP’s music history through art,” noted Karmen Beck, managing director of the Sunset Strip Music Festival who also spearheaded the Gibson GuitarTown on THE SUNSET STRIP project. “Every day we see countless individuals stopping to take photos and interact with these larger than life pieces of art, and it is wonderful to see the efforts of the artists benefit charitable causes.”

“The City of West Hollywood is happy to partner with the SUNSET STRIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION to continue this important public art exhibit that provides a creative celebration of The SUNSET STRIP’s influence,” stated West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land. “It is an added bonus that the project continues to benefit causes and organizations that work to better our community and world.”

“We are incredibly grateful for this contribution, which will support critical disaster relief and environmental programs locally and globally,” noted Music For Relief Chief Operating Officer Whitney Showler.

Founded by two-time Grammy-winning/multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park, Music for Relief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid to survivors of natural disasters and the prevention of such disasters.

Since its inception in 2005, Music for Relief has raised more than $6 million for survivors of multiple disasters across four continents including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, China’s Wenchuan earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Recently the organization raised funds and awareness for the 2013 Philippine typhoon and tornadoes in Oklahoma. Music for Relief also supports environmental programs as a means of disaster risk mitigation including the planting of more than 1 million trees to help reduce global climate change and providing clean energy solutions.

Locally, Music For Relief has created urban gardens in Los Angeles, planted trees in parks that were burned by wildfires and organized beach clean-ups. The organization was recognized by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for the Download to Donate program to raise funds and awareness in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

The 2013 GuitarTown project included a range of artists, including Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, tattoo artist Kat Von D, tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle, who was close friends with Janis Joplin, sculptor Eugene Daub, who recently created the Rosa Parks sculpture for the U.S. capitol, and jewelry designer Kathy Rose.

art project originally launched in 2010 with 24 art guitars celebrating artists including Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, The Runaways and Mötley Crüe. The 2012 GuitarTown edition featured art guitars created by internationally acclaimed and local artists, including Shepard Fairey, John Kosh and RISK and celebrated The Doors, Buffalo Springfield, Stevie Nicks, British Rock Invasion and Van Halen, among others.

GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP is supported by the SUNSET STRIP BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Hornburg Land Rover on THE SUNSET STRIP, City of West Hollywood and Visit West Hollywood. GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP and is administered by the Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar Corp.

For more information about Music For Relief visit For more information about The Sunset Strip and GuitarTown, visit

Most Comprehensive Collection Ever from World's Top Rock Instrumental Guitarist Includes 14 Studio Albums plus New "Added Creations and Bonus Tracks" Compilation

Appearing on Arsenio Hall Show Tonight – Rockline Radio Syndicate April 23rd

Feature in USA Today, Cover of Guitar World, Appeared on That Metal Show Finale

April 22, 2014 - New York, NY - Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has released Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso's most comprehensive anthology ever, out today! (

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is also available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on  The entire collection on the USB will be in 24-bit/96kHz "High-Resolution Audio". HRA offers Joe's audiophile fans higher resolution in bandwidth, wider dynamic range, greater detail, and more depth than a conventional CD. The HRA recordings are as close as a fan can get to both the early 1/2" analog masters and the later high sample rate digital masters. All albums have been re-mastered specifically for HRA delivery by John Cuniberti.

In addition, Satriani appears tonight on The Arsenio Hall Show where he will sit in with their award-winning band, and tomorrow, Joe will be the featured guest on Rockline (

On the print side, Joe is featured today in the Life Section of USA Today (, on the current cover of Guitar World Magazine ( , and on April 5th,  Joe appeared on the Finale of VH1’s, That Metal Show (

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare "musician's musician" who's crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes. 

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he's toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.

All 14 of Joe Satriani's landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through  Unstoppable Momentum (2013's masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside "Added Creations and Bonus Tracks," a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani's official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987's platinum-selling breakout.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket.  The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to "Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir," Satriani's autobiography (, coming out May 6th.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings.  He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and 2  G3 DVDs  G3 Live and  Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, recently signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings includes:

1986  Not of This Earth
1987  Surfing with the Alien
1989  Flying in a Blue Dream
1992  The Extremist
1993  Time Machine
1995  Joe Satriani
1998  Crystal Planet
2000  Engines of Creation
2002  Strange Beautiful Music
2004  Is There Love in Space?
2006  Super Colossal
2008  Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
2010  Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
2013  Unstoppable Momentum
2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks

Satriani in:
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Guitar World:
That Metal Show:

April 23rd ask Joe your own questions LIVE on Rockline:

Motley Crue's Vince Neil Buys Pro-Football Team

KISS are not the only heavy rockers that are in the professional football game, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has become part owner of the Jacksonville Sharks of Arena Football League.

"It's a great action sport growing in popularity with every game," Neil tells his pal Robin Leach at the Las Vegas Sun. "There are some incredible players. I love the game."

Neil says he has plans to move the franchise to his adopted hometown of Las Vegas in the next two years. "It will be perfect to have an AFL team in Las Vegas," he adds. "I sense the city would love it. I know that I will because it's on my home turf."

Pre-KISS Ace Frehley Recording Unearthed

A long-lost acetate demo recorded by Ace Frehley before he co-founded Kiss has gone up for auction on eBay. The three-track disc was laid down by Frehley's psychedelic rock band Molimo in 1971, before the guitarist went on to world acclaim - but after an exhaustive search of record label RCA's vaults, it was thought to have been lost for ever.

The acetate was discovered by record collector Chris Reisman as he worked his way through a barn full of vinyl in upstate New York. As of early yesterday, the auction has reached $3550 with 18 bids secured and just over a day remaining.

Reisman, who has a history of discovering rare material, tells the Village Voice: "This guy had a barn full of 20,000 records. I went up there every Tuesday for a month and in the last shelf was a corner full of test presses and acetates. It was in there. At the time I had no clue what it was - I just bought them all."

Joe Elliot's Down 'n' Outz Releasing New Album

Down 'n' Outz, coverers of Mott The Hoople and associated acts, will release their second studio album - The Further Adventures Of - on April 21 through Bludgeon Riffola, via Mailboat Records.

Following on from 2010 debut My ReGeneration (given away in Classic Rock at the time), The Further Adventures Of... delves deeper into the Mott back-catalogue - reigniting catchy but more overlooked numbers like Marionette, One Of The Boys and single Rock N' Roll Queen.

"It's definitely more obscure," Down 'n' Outz founder, Mott lover and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott tells us. "The game plan was to go where we couldn't go with the first album. I just wanted these songs to get a fresh coat of paint and be heard."

Discussing the track selection process this time around, Elliott says: "I thought, 'what's my desert island playlist of Mott stuff?' I didn't want to do Roll Away The Stone, All The Young Dudes... the obvious ones. I wanted to go deeper and make it a proper record."

Bill Ward Says He Has Lost Ozzy As A Friend

Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he remains in contact with Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - but believes he's lost the friendship of Ozzy Osbourne, and he's not sure how much he could trust the singer in future.

The band's drumstool is currently occupied by Tommy Clufetos after Ward bowed out of the original lineup reunion, saying he hadn't been offered a contract that was "signable." But he says he would still be up for a return - if he felt healthy enough.

Ward says there remains a "political agenda" attached to his non-appearance. He says: "I have to be careful in overstating. I've definitely got an open mind.

"I miss playing with Geezer, just horribly. I absolutely miss him to death. And I miss playing with Tony just, every day. Obviously I miss Oz. With Ozzy, I've lost a friend as far as I'm concerned. A man that I dearly loved, and I still dearly love - but I've had to re-adjust just how much I'm going to trust and love him."

Peter Frampton Announces New Album and Tour

On his 64th birthday Tuesday, Peter Frampton announced the upcoming release of a new album and dates for a US summer tour. Due June 24 and inspired by Cincinnati Ballet, "Hummingbird In A Box" features a new studio version of seven virtuosic guitar pieces composed by Frampton with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the 28-minute recording.

Frampton and Kennedy debuted the music live with Cincinnati Ballet last April at the Aronoff Center. That production also included two segments that were choreographed to existing Frampton music, which the British rocker performed with his band. "Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience," said Frampton. "There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope."

Next month, Frampton and Kennedy will say a few words at Cincinnati Ballet's performance when the company makes its debut at New York's Joyce Theater on May 6. The program will include the New York premiere of "Hummingbird in a Box" performed to Frampton's recording.

Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin Joins Henry Fool

Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin has joined Henry Fool and he'll appear with the band during a brief run of shows in July and August, it has been confirmed.

Mainman Tim Bowness and Edwin will be accompanied by No-Man and Sanguine Hum members Andrew Booker, Mike Bearpark and Stephen Bennet, plus The Pink Floyd Dimension's Myke Clifford.

The concerts are set to feature material by Henry Fool, No-Man and songs from Bowness' upcoming solo album Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. Edwin says: "I'm looking forward to making some noise in the paradoxically quixotic yet structured, and simultaneously unconstrained environment, of Henry Fool-dom."

Uriah Heep, one of the pivotal hard rock groups to emerge from England in the late 1960s returns with Outsider, its 24th studio album, and the first since 2011’s critically acclaimedInto the Wild album. Outsider will be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June10th in North America on Frontiers Records.
“We are very proud of our history” says founder/guitarist Mick Box, “but it is equally important to keep producing new material. This new album, Outsider, is very much a rock album in true 'Heep' style. It shows that we still have the same passion and energy for our music that we have always had.”
From the opening chords of the album’s hard driving rocker, “Speed of Sound”, to the more introspective closer, “Say Goodbye”, Outsider proves that Uriah Heep has remained a musical powerhouse, and one that can effectively balance its legendary sound with a distinctly contemporary approach.  The record, which was produced by Mike Paxman (Asia, Status Quo), also introduces bassist Dave Rimmer, who joined the band last summer after the untimely death of long time member, Trevor Bolder.
Says Box of his late friend, Bolder: “We lost a world class bass player, singer, songwriter and friend. While Trevor was ill, he wanted us to continue working, so we used a bass player called Dave Rimmer, who Trevor approved of.  It was only natural that Dave carried on with the band.”
After major tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and South America, upon the release of Outsider, Uriah Heep will launch a world tour that will take in many continents as the band promotes the new album to an eager international audience.
Formed in London in 1969 by guitarist Mick Box and late singer David Byron as “Spice”, the group evolved into Uriah Heep (the name was taken from a character in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield) when they began conceptualizing the first record.  The albumVery ‘eavy, Very ‘umble, launched the band’s distinct sound in 1970, one that was built around layered harmony vocals, swirling keyboards, and heavy guitar riffs. Current lead singer Bernie Shaw and keyboardist Phil Lanzon have been ever present since the mid 1980s, and drummer Russell Gilbrook joined Uriah Heep in 2007.
The band's repertoire features hits over five decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; “Gypsy”, “ Easy Livin'”, “July Morning”, “Look At Yourself”, “Stealin’” and “Lady in Black”, which went to #1 in Germany on three different occasions, and once stayed at #1 for 6 months.  They have gone on to sell 40 million records, and have toured globally for 5 decades, visiting no less than 56 countries, headlining numerous festivals and arena tours, including being the first western rock band to play Russia, in 1987. Founder Mick Box has remained throughout.
Track listing forOutsider:
Speed Of Sound, One Minute, The Law, The Outsider, Rock The Foundation, Is Anybody Gonna Help Me?, Looking At You, Can't Take That Away, Jessie, Kiss The Rainbow, Say Goodbye
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Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals
Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals
Bernie Shaw: Lead Singer
Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals
Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals


Led by the Australian brother duo of Martin and Paul Strange (who supply vocals and guitar, respectively), Strange Karma is set to unleash their brand new single "Devil from the Moon" via iTunes today, Tuesday, April 22nd  on Flexitone Records. You can purchase 

the song via this link: and check out the video via this link :

"Devil from the Moon" also serves as a prelude to the group's upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album, which was produced and engineered by Grammy nominated David Ivory.

"Working on the new album with David was an unforgettable experience," the brothers recall. "He instinctively recognized what was necessary to manifest the essence of Strange Karma and mold it into something that appeals to a worldwide audience."

"During our collaboration, David connected with us both on a musical and personal level. His intrinsic ability as a producer to bring out the best in us as musicians has led to the creation of an authentic live performance experience and an honest representation of the Strange Karma sound.”

Martin also discussed how the new song came to be: "Devil From The Moon emerged from a guitar riff my brother Paul (Strange) created. We kicked it around the studio for some time and out of the blue, the line ‘devil from the moon' just came to me. From there, the lyric manifested seamlessly into a song - an entity that demands allegiance from its audience!"

"For us, lyric and melody are of equal importance - neither takes precedence in our songwriting and each is imperative in the telling of the story. People who have seen us perform already know that Strange Karma has always strived to create music that also incorporates a theatrical element - we want our audiences not only to be moved by our music, but to 'live' the experience created with every note, every drum beat, every word."

"As the lead single from our new album, we believe 'Devil from the Moon' delivers the high-voltage energy and excitement the fans have come to expect from Strange Karma. It's been a long time coming, but we're confident the collaboration of haunting guitar riffs and menacing lyrics on 'Devil from the Moon' makes this track a compelling listen."

Strange Karma's first album, 'Volume 1,' was issued in 2011 and racked up countless accolades from the music press, perhaps most flattering of all being, who said, “I’m going to start this is a big way. Who in the hell needs a Led Zeppelin reunion when we have a band with the sound of Strange Karma? These guys are the second coming of the music that started it all.” Additionally, Matt O’Shaughnessy from WVOX Metal Mayhem said, “Strange Karma is one of the most refreshing and highly innovative bands I have ever had the pleasure of spinning on air.” 

Judging from "Devil from the Moon," Strange Karma's upcoming sophomore disc will expand on the promise of their debut effort. Go ahead and start setting your "expectation meters" high!


UK Punk Legends The Deviants Back Catalog Gets Reissued On Gonzo Multimedia

London, UK - Much to the excitement of punk rock fans around the globe, Gonzo Multimedia is reissuing the legendary Deviants back catalog. The Social Deviants were founded by singer/writer Mick Farren in 1967 out of the Ladbroke Grove UK Underground community, featuring Pete Munro on bass; Clive Muldoon on guitar, Mike Robinson on guitar and Russell Hunter on drums. The band shortened their name to The Deviants after Munro and Muldoon left and were replaced by Sid Bishop on guitar and Cord Rees on bass. With the financial backing of Nigel Samuel, the 21-year-old son of a millionaire, whom Farren had befriended, the group independently recorded their debut album 'Ptooff!', selling copies through the UK Underground press before it was picked up by Decca Records.

Rees left the band in June 1967 to be replaced by Farren's flatmate Duncan Sanderson and the band released a second album 'Disposable' through the independent label Stable Records. When Bishop married and left the band, Farren recruited Canadian guitarist Paul Rudolph, at the suggestion of Jamie Mandelkau. This band recorded and released the album 'The Deviants 3' through Transatlantic Records.

During a tour of North America's west coast the relationship between Farren and the musicians became personally and musically strained, and the band decided to continue without Farren, who returned to England where he teamed up with ex-Pretty Things drummer Twink and Steve Peregrin Took to record the album 'Mona – The Carnivorous Circus', an album interspersed with interviews with members of the UK Hells Angels, before concentrating on music journalism. The three remaining musicians - Rudolph, Sanderson and Hunter - returned to England, and teamed up with Twink to form the Pink Fairies.

In the mid-1970s, Farren was offered a one-off deal by Stiff Records to record an EP, 'Screwed Up', which was released under the name Mick Farren and the Deviants. The musicians on this record included Rudolph, former Pink Fairies/Motörhead guitarist Larry Wallis, former Warsaw Pakt guitarist Andy Colquhoun and former Hawkwind drummer Alan Powell. This band, without Rudolph, went on to record the album 'Vampires Stole My Lunch Money' and the non-album single “Broken Statue”, both credited to Mick Farren rather than The Deviants.

The Deviants - 'Barbarian Princes Live In Japan 1999':

At the end of the 1970s Farren again concentrated on his writing and relocated to New York. He would resurrect The Deviants name for occasional live performances, such as these shows recorded in Japan with long-time friend and collaborator Andy Colquhoun. (To be released on April 28, 2014)

Track Listing:
1. Aztec Calender
2. Eating Jello With A Heated Fork
3. Disgruntled Employee
4. It's Alright Ma
5. God's Worst Nightmare
6. Leader Hotel
7. Lennon Song
8. Thunder On The Mountain
9. Lurid Night
10. Dogpoet

Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Due To Injury

Allman Brothers band legend Gregg Allman has been sidelined for medical reasons once again. Australian rock fans are getting hit hard this year. First the Rolling Stones had to postpone their tour and now Gregg Allman has canceled the remaining dates of his Australian solo tour after breaking his wrist.

The tour's promoter Bluesfest Touring broke the news to fans with the following, "Bluesfest Touring regret to inform that Gregg Allman will not be able to perform his Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre on Monday 21st April or his Melbourne show at The Forum on Wednesday 23rd April due to a severe wrist injury worsening since his arrival to Australia.

"Gregg Allman broke his wrist not long before the tour commenced and since, his injury has unexpectedly worsened leaving him in severe pain and unable to perform. Gregg will be returning to the US immediately to seek medical treatment.

"Gov't Mule, fronted by the visionary singer-guitarist Warren Haynes who has been the six- string mainstay and a vocalist for the Allman Brothers Band and Devon Allman, Gregg Allman's son who has appeared in his father's band as well as the Allman Brothers Band will be performing an extended set each.

"Ticket purchasers will be able to receive a full refund if they choose not to attend the show but these will only be available until midnight day of the performance. With any questions regarding ticketing please go to the original place of purchase.

"We apologize to Gregg Allman fans who were looking forward to his appearance. We wish Gregg Allman a fast recovery and look forward to his return to Australia."

This is the second time in a month that Allman has been prevented from performing for medical reasons. Last month, Allman was forced to miss some of the Allman Brothers Band's annual residency shows at New York's Beacon Theatre (they ultimately postponed the final shows), due to a battle with bronchitis.

Foreigner's Mick Jones Hints at Reunion With Lou Gramm

Foreigner's Mick Jones says he expects new songs written with the band's co-founder and former vocalist Lou Gramm will be released next year. Gramm and Jones haven't written together in 20 years, but the pair performed together in June 2013 at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City, playing "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero."

Now Jones has told Classic Rock magazine that the pair are considering a new collaboration. "Lou told me a few weeks ago he's discovered a few songs we were writing in the '80s, but never quite finished," Jones said.

"We might take time next year to bring a couple of those out of the vaults… It's a question of wading through them and finding a cassette machine to play them on."

Jones said that if a reunion with Gramm took place, the band's current lead singer Kelly Hansen would continue to be involved. "Kelly has dedicated everything to the band," he said. "He's phenomenal. So anything I do will be sensitive to that. If Lou and I do something, it'll be inclusive. No way will he replace Kelly."

Kinks' Dave Davies Releases Message For AC/DC's Malcolm Young

Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has posted a message of support to AC/DC's Malcom Young following news of his need to take a break from the legendary Australian band to address health issues, including unconfirmed rumors of a possible stroke.

Davies, who has recovered from a 2004 stroke himself, took to Facebook to offer Young some tips on how to move forward dealing with the effects of the condition.

"Malcolm Young - never give up - and remember all the important 'tricks' you learnt and keep going over and over them in your mind," wrote Davies. "Always exercise your hands and fingers - picking coins from the floor- picking up pins from a flat surface - constantly touch the tips of your fingers with the thumb and try to do it faster and faster - image playing your best solos ever in your mind before you go to sleep-daily - Dave Davies."

Alice in Chains Add North American Tour Dates

As Alice in Chains prepare to kick off their North American spring tour this week, the band revealed that they have added a new late summer run of U.S. and Canadian dates.

The band announced that they have added eight North American dates to their tour plans including six new shows in Canada and two new U.S. dates in Peoria and Indianapolis.

The new dates will be kicking off on August 8th in Penticton, British Columbia at the S. Okahagan Centre and will include stops in Prince George, Dawson Creek, Lethbridge, Peoria, Indianapolis, Hamilton and will be concluding on August 23rd in Rama, Ontario.

The band will be kicking off their North American spring tour this Friday, April 25th in Tulsa, OK at Brady Theater and wrapping up the run on May 24th in Council Bluffs, Iowa at Harrah's Stir Cove.

Fans in other parts of the world will be able to see that band this summer when they perform at various music festivals.

Spring Tour Dates:
4/25 - Tulsa, Okla. - Brady Theater
4/26 - Thackerville, Okla. - Winstar World Casino & Resort
4/28 - Austin, Texas - ACL Live, Moody Theatre
5/1 - Tunica, Miss. - Horseshoe Tunica
5/2 - Cherokee, N.C. - Harrah's Cherokee
5/6 - N. Charleston, S.C. - N. Charleston PAC
5/7 - Raleigh, N.C. - Memorial Auditorium
5/9 - Atlantic City, N.J. - Ovation Hall at Revel
5/10 - Mashantucket, Ct. - Foxwoods Casino MGM
5/12 - Syracuse, N.Y. - Landmark Theatre
5/13 - Reading, Pa. - Sovereign PAC
5/14 - Roanoke, Va. - Roanoke PAC
5/16 - Huntington, W.V. - Big Sandy Arena
5/17 - Cincinnati, Ohio - Horseshoe Casino
5/19 - Cleveland, Ohio - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
5/20 - Battle Creek, Mich. - Kellogg Arena
5/22 - Elizabeth, Ind. - Horseshoe Southern Indiana
5/23 - Davenport, Iowa - Adler Theatre
5/24 - Council Bluffs, Iowa - Harrah's Stir Cove

Summer Tour Dates:
8/8 - Penticton, British Columbia - S. Okahagan Centre
8/10 - Prince George, British Columbia - CN Centre
8/11 - Dawson Creek, British Columbia - EnCana Events Centre
8/13 - Lethbridge, Alberta - Enmax Centre
8/18 - Peoria, Ill. - Peoria Civic Center
8/19 - Indianapolis, Ind. - Murat Theatre
8/22 - Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum
8/23 - Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama

Duff McKagan To Perform With Guns N' Roses at Golden God Awards

The Golden Gods Awards Show has announced Guns N' Roses founding bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their headlining performance at this year's event, which takes place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23.

The performance will be McKagan's first time sharing the stage with Guns N' Roses in the US after joining the band for several South American dates throughout April; the shows marked Duff's first full concerts with the group in 17 years.

Gun N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will be honored with this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The 2014 Golden Gods Awards Show will stream live online and VH1 Classic will air the show on Saturday, May 24th.

Tesla Reveal Details About New Album

California rockers Tesla will release their new album, "Simplicity", on June 6 in Europe. The group's seventh all-original studio album was produced by the band with some help from legendary producer Tom Zutaut.

The first new song off the new album, "Taste My Pain", was released last summer digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The track was recorded during a two-day (June 5-6, 2013) session at J Street Recorders in Sacramento.

After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio earlier thgis year and completed a the full album project. "I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome," says guitarist Frank Hannon. "We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than [2008's] 'Forever More', and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!"

"The opening track is called 'MP3'," continues Hannon, "and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values...and has a heavy-ass riff! Then we segue into a rock and roll song called 'Ricochet' that talks about Uncle Ted... [I] can't wait to play this stuff live!"

International Prog Ensemble Sontaag To Release Epic Space Opera

In the grand tradition of high concept progressive rock comes an epic cross-media hybrid where cerebral science fiction meets visceral rock ‘n’ roll. Sontaag’s eponymous debut album has been described as ‘the space opera that Pink Floyd never wrote’, ‘a modern-day Tubular Bells’, ‘a prog-rock War Of The Worlds’, but no reference point or sound-bite nails its seamless combination of space rock, narrative spoken word, and evocative ambience quite as neatly as ‘sonic cinema’. Recorded in New York City and London, co-produced and mixed by Youth (Killing Joke, The Fireman) for Big Life Management, ‘Sontaag’ is a stunning and immersive listening experience. An evolutionary progression combining cutting edge sounds with classic dynamics, adapting the rock experience for today’s digital environment.

Arriving in a landscape where music, books and movies often co-exist on a single handheld device, ‘Sontaag’ represents a seamless fusion of the finest elements of all three.

Sontaag features Richard Sontaag (composition, instruments, concept, co-production) and Ian Fortnam (story, lyrics, voice, concept).

‘Sontaag’ is a cross-generic space rock grand opera: a transcontinental project fast-tracking contemporary music into a cinematic future by refusing to recognize boundaries geographic or stylistic. Imagine stratosphere-scraping Pink Floyd dynamism powered beyond the boundaries and constraints of gravity by the propulsive sonic energy of a visionary Youth production job; a Star Wars saga psychedelicized by the vivid ambient shades of an Orb sound palette.

Sontaag is evolving rock for the cybernautic age and the digital environment by adapting and applying audio-visual and spoken word elements holistically, progressively… super-sonically.

Voyage beyond trad-rock constraints, shame faux modernity with inclusive, multi-dimensional progression and embrace the ever-expanding horizons of cyber-sonic possibility.

Pucker up and kiss… the apocalypse.

SONTAAG: “Sontaag”
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Released: 28th April 2014
1. Empyrean
2. The Great Harmodulator
3. Spaceshifter
4. Harmodulation
5. Minor Keys of Anguished Weeping
6. Serena Serenarum
7. Sorush
8. Interstellar Genocide
9. Chokuto
10. Glissandor
11. The Skull-Scraping Caterwaul
12. Aftershock
13. Memoria Tenere

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Female Metal Singer Stabbed In The Neck Multiple Times

The female frontwoman of Russian heavy rock band The Slot, Dariya 'Nookie' Stavrovich, is in stable condition after she was stabbed multiple times in the neck by a male assailant.

The band provided news to fans via their Facebook page with the following post on Friday, "Today, on the 18th of April, before The SLOT's signing session, an armed attack was made on the members to the band near the cafe 'Stoker' in St. Peterburg.

"The malefactor armed with a knife, tried to attract attention of the members of the band and to start a conversation with them. After that he stabbed Nookie (Dariya Stavrovich) several times in her neck.

"Fortunately she was able to protect herself from some of the hits with her hands. The offender was neutralized and was caught red-handed. After that he was followed to police Department.

"After Nookie was given first aid by Cache, she was immediately rushed to the hospital. The hospital described her general condition as moderately grave.

"Fortunately at the present moment there is no threat to Nookie's life and she is staying at the Mariinskaya hospital. Let's wish her a speedy and painless recovery!"

The next day they posted a follow-up message about her recovery, "According to the doctors, the threat to her life passed. She became conscious. More detailed information will be posted later. We thank everyone for support one more time!"

And on Sunday, they had this follow-up, "Fund of Donors with the Mariinskaya hospital report that Dariya is in a stable condition. Besides, the hospital reports that currently there is no need for blood donations. Dariya is provided with donor blood in full for the whole period of treatment. Her condition was taken under control by Russian Blood Service and Fund of Donors.

"One more time, we wish her a speedy recovery! If among The SLOT's fans there are those who want to give their blood, do it! Very often someone's grief does not concern us until we face it ourselves."

Billy Joel Rocks AC/DC Classic With Brian Johnson

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson joined Billy Joel for a version of "You Shook Me All Night Long" at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 21, and newly-released pro-shot footage of the performance is available online.

AC/DC has been making headlines recently as rumors surfaced about the band's status and future in the wake of rumors surrounding the health of guitarist Malcolm Young and their possible retirement.

"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health," said the band in a released statement. "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support."

Watch the video  here.

Paul Stanley Almost Tops New York Times Best Sellers List

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's new autobiography "Face The Music: A Life Exposed" has debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times' print hardcover non-fiction Best Sellers list.

According to PMK*BNC, the book also landed at No. 4 on the Wall Street Journal's Nonfiction Best Sellers list, No. 3 on Publishers Weekly's Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

A number of Stanley's contemporaries have praised the book. Elton John said, "both honest and inspirational" with "amazing tales from one of rock's great frontmen," Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page says "Paul Stanley proves himself as an artist in music and on canvas and now with a great book."

Foo Fighter and Nirvana star Dave Grohl said, "Paul is a great man who has achieved great things. His story is inspiring and motivating for anyone who dreams big. As he said in 1978, 'Wouldn't You Like to Know Me?' The answer is yes and now we finally do."

You can find more information about the book and order a copy here.

Zakk Wylde Scores First No. 1 With New Black Label Society Album

Zakk Wylde has a lot to celebrate this week with his very first number one album after the new Black Label Society album, "Catacombs of the Black Vatican," debuted on top of the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.

The album sold 26,00 copies its first week of release, aided by the success of the album's first single and music video for the track "My Dying Time". Watch the video here.

Wylde had this to say about the video: "The video [is what director] Justin [Reich] created," Zakk said in a statement about the clip. "My [idea] was of me waking up in the morning and going to the grocery store and this is the video he made [instead]."

Iron Maiden Singer and Deep Purple Stars Lead Jon Lord Tribute Show

"Celebrating Jon Lord", a tribute concert to honor the late Deep Purple keyboardist's life and music was held at London's Royal Albert Hall on April 4, and video from the event has surfaced.

Hosted by the BBC's Bob Harris, the show featured rock legends including Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Rick Wakeman, Micky Moody, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

"The Sunflower Jam headquarters are almost recovered from Celebrating Jon Lord! Almost… but not quite!," said organizers after the event. "After eighteen months, 15,000+ emails, hundreds of hours on the phone and what felt like a million meetings, we were finally able to celebrate Jon Lord in the only way we know how - rock n'roll."

"The evening was an enormous success and we are currently in the process of finalising the amount of money raised but in the meantime we would like to take this opportunity to thank you - Jammers - for making it the night that it was," the continued. "We simply couldn't do what we do if you didn't go out and spend your hard-earned cash on tickets for our events. Since Friday we have been inundated with email from Jammers, artists, guests, friends, family and press all blown away for the event. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it."  Watch video here.

Megadeth Fly Born-Deaf Woman To Her First Concert

Megadeth launched their 2014 Super Collider world tour in Las Vegas this past Thursday, and the band flew a born-deaf woman who received hearing implants to the show so she could experience her first rock concert.

Sarah Churman received her first hearing implant in 2011; a YouTube video of the then-29-year-old hearing for the first time was an internet sensation, eventually racking up almost 21 million views online.

Before the concert, Churman and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine sat down with KTNV-TV to duscuss how the two made a connection. "It was such a heart-touching story to watch her," explained Mustaine. "I consider myself to be pretty rugged, but I got a little teary eyed when I watched her be able to experience what we all take for granted. And then somebody had said, 'You know, she actually likes your music.' And it was just great. You never know what you're gonna hear nowadays on the 'Net or what you're gonna see."

"I can't really remember how her video came across my computer," he addd, "but like I said, when I saw it, I was instantly compelled, and when we found out that she was a fan, it was, like, this is a no-brainer. We wanna meet and just say how fortunate we are to be a part of her life and this new phase." Check out video here.

Black Star Riders Expand North American Tour
Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders have expanded their upcoming debut American tour with the announcement that they have added eight new shows to the trek.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on May 15th in San Antonio, Texas at The Aztec Theater and is now scheduled to conclude on June 15th in Birmingham, AL at the Workplay Theatre.

In addition to the headlining tour, Black Star Riders will also be teaming up with Skid Row for six coheadlining shows including stops in Tucson, Tempe Arizona and California shows in Corona, Sacramento, San Francisco, Agoura Hills and San Juan Capistrano.

Black Star Riders was formed from the members of Thin Lizzy (Ricky Warwick, Scott, Damon Johnson, Marco Mendoza) along with former Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso and they are touring in support of their debut album "All Hell Breaks Loose".

5/01/14 The Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
5/02/14 Queen City Music Hall - Fort Worth, TX
5/03/14 Concert Pub North - Houston, TX
5/04/14 Juanita's Café & Bar - Little Rock, AR
5/05/14 Neumeier's - Fort Smith, AR
5/08/14 Rialto Theater - Tucson, AZ*
5/09/14 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ*
5/10/14 M15 Concert Bar & Grill - Corona, CA*
5/12/14 Harlow's Night Club - Sacramento, CA*
5/13/14 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
5/15/14 Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA*
5/16/14 The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA*
5/26/14 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
5/27/14 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
5/29/14 Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
6/03/14 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
6/04/14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
6/05/14 Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
6/08/14 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
6/15/14 Workplay Theatre - Birmingham, AL

*co-headlining with Skid Row

Neil Young Release A Letter Home Covers Album

Neil Young released his new album, "A Letter Home", without much fanfare on Friday through Jack White's Third Man Records, just in time for the annual Record Store Day event on Saturday.

"Third Man Records unearths Neil Young's 'A Letter Home', read a posting on Young's website. "An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever." The message was mysteriously credited to Homer Grosvenor, possibly one of Young's aliases.

In January, Neil described the project as "one of the lowest-tech experiences I've ever had." The album was recorded at Third Man Records in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph vinyl recording booth.

The vinyl-only release features covers of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot and more.

How Alice Cooper Became The Villain of Rock and Roll

"I was a journalism major," Alice Cooper said. "And I realized that more people would rather read The [National] Enquirer than The New York Times."

Whether this statement is true or not, you'll have to decide for yourself. But Vincent Furnier, better known to the world as Alice Cooper, used this insight as the marketing strategy for his band.

Yes, before Alice Cooper was a guy, it was a band, which included bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce. The story of how Vincent Furnier became the man we know as Alice Cooper is revealed in Super Duper Alice Cooper, the documentary about his life, band and career that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. Dunaway and Smith both participated in the film, while Bruce did not. "Mike has always been hard to find, like Izzy Stradlin," Alice said.

As the film explains, the band's publicist wanted one of the members to adopt "Alice Cooper" as his own name. Vincent took the bait, and the rest is history. But in their early days, they were one of the heaviest bands in the land, and a big alternative to the peace and love generation.

"We realized that there were no villains of rock and roll. A lot of Peter Pans and no Captain Hook," Cooper said. "I had the face for it, I had the look for it… and we were not hippies."

Super Duper Alice Cooper, which also features commentary from Elton John, Iggy Pop and Dee Snider, will be screened in over 250 theaters beginning April 30.

Watch the interview to see Cooper talk about the documentary, finding a home in Detroit and how he learned to separate himself from the character of Alice Cooper  here.




(New York, NY) - Neal Schön fans can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the video for "What You Want" on Ultimate Classic Rock.  The smoking new track/video is taken from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U, and includes vocals by bassist Marco Mendoza and Schön, as well as drummer Deen Castronovo.  SO U features Schön along with Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee's songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.

Of the new album, Ultimate Classic Rock raved, ""SO U stands tall as one of the finest albums that Neal Schön has released to date. The combination of Schön 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 Schön's previous work, most notably Santana and Journey. I'll be standing by and waiting for a sequel."  SO U will be available on May 19th in North America via Frontiers Records.  The album can be pre-ordered now via iTunes, Amazon and via the Journey online store; those who purchase SO U now via iTunes will receive "Exotica" as an instant gratification track.

Best known as the founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schön 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.  Schön 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, Schön 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, Schön continues with the band today in its latest incarnation.

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön 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 Schön 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, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal Schön Signature Model Custom Les Paul" guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.

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Filmed At Wembley Arena On July 8, 2013

In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London’s Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour.

Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “Doctor Jimmy” and a powerful performance of “Love Reign O’er Me.” With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for “5:15,” and Keith Moon for his signature song “Bell Boy.” In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as “Pinball Wizard,“ “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Tea & Theatre,” from their 2006 release Endless Wire,” with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will be available in various configurations including an expanded 5-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray™ and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973 album release of Quadrophenia on a Blu-Ray Pure Audio™.  Extras include a 6” Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a 32-page booklet, all housed in a 10” metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON will also be made available separately on High Definition Blu-Ray™, standard DVD, and a downloadable Digital Concert Video, with the complete audio from the concert film being released as a two-CD soundtrack and a downloadable Digital Album. The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Pure Audio™.

Based around the story of Jimmy – double-album masterpiece Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend’s most inspired, personal song-writing - way ahead of its time in scope and purpose and is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who’s career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances.  Newly envisioned by Roger Daltrey, the concert film combines archival footage of The Who and images of historical events that have rocked Jimmy’s world over the past 40 years giving this magnum opus an enlightened modern twist.


n celebration of the upcoming release of THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s album SONG IN MY HEAD, out April 29 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records, the band will perform a free ‘incident’ on The Hill in Boulder--the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band--Monday, April 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM Mountain Time with the stage set up on 13th Street and College Avenue. The band posted a video announcement here.
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT recently premiered a behind the scenes, in-studio performance video for new track “So Far From Home” on The video explores the band’s creative process in the studio working out the song’s elements and captures the energy in the studio between them and the album’s producer Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.
SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. It features 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “We continue to be the newest version of our expanding stylistic interest. This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an lbum.”  Check out a promotional video for the album here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT--BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)--continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival ‘incidents’ confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 1, Beale Street Music Festival on Sunday, May 4, DelFest on Sunday, May 25, Wakarusa on June 6-7, Huck Finn Jubilee on June 13-15, three shows at Electric Forest on June 26-29 and Lockn’ Festival on September 4-5. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO here.

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Sammy Hagar has recruited Jason Bonham, his Van Halen and Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony and his Wabos cohort Vic Johnson for the latest series of "A Journey Through The History Of Rock" shows this summer.

Hagar has announced a series of North American dates this summer for the special shows. The U.S. shows include July 17th in Cadoot, WI at Rock Fest Chippewa Valley, July 19th in Maryland Heights, Missouri at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, July 30th in Hampton, NH at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, August 2nd in Mashantucket, CT at Grand Ballroom at Foxwoods and August 16th in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.

Hagar will also be taking the "A Journey Through The History Of Rock" tour into Canada with shows scheduled for July 25th in London, Ontario Canada at Rock the Park XI and July 26th in Ontario at Empire Rockfest 2014.

Rob Zombie Working On New Studio Album

Good news for Rob Zombie fans, Zombie revealed in a new interview that fans won't have to wait too long for the release of a new studio album, the follow-up to last year's 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor'

Zombie and his band reportedly began work on the new album back in January and will resume work on it next month. He explained, "I don't want years and years to go by between records, even though somehow it always seems to happen."
He went on to say, "And, you know, we're really excited because we really felt that for ourselves as a band, the last record really kind of got back to something that I was looking for, and we were just excited to take it to the next level. When you're feeling inspired, you kind of want to go for it, because sometimes you don't feel inspired."

While fans wait for the release of this new album, they will have the new 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show' DVD, Blu-ray and companion book to tide them over. The live package will be released on May 20th.

Zombie will also be launching a short tour later this month which will start with an appearance at the Fort Rock festival in Fort Myers, Florida on April 26th and will be concluding with a show on May 10th in Camden, New Jersey.

The Who 'Hoping' For New Album

The Who are 'hoping' to record a new album but they will be definitely kick off a tour in December, beginning with U.K. dates and continuing with shows in North America in 2015. As reported by, the band will hit the road sometime around Christmas.
"It will be a world tour," reveals Pete Townshend. "I'm not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape and once I start doing it--and I'm still very good at it-I'll take some pleasure from it."The veteran guitarist added that a new album by The Who is a distinct possibility. "I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]," he said.

"I'll be pulling some songs out of [his long-gestating project] 'Floss' to give to Roger [Daltrey] to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album."

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the band performing under the Who moniker. Townshend, Daltrey and bassist John Entwistle started performing together as The Detours in 1961. Late drummer Keith Moon joined the band in the spring of 1964.

Bruce Springsteen Reveals New Song 'Hurry Up Sundown'

Last week the E Street Band was getting inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. This week, the world gets to hear a new Bruce Springsteen song from the forthcoming album American Beauty EP (why yes, that is also the name of a seminal Grateful Dead album) to be released on Record Store Day, April 19.

"Hurry Up Sundown", which you can hear on NPR, is one of four previously unreleased Springsteen songs from the High Hopes sessions. Also to be featured on the EP are tracks titled "Mary Mary", "Her Blue Eyes" and the eponymous title track.

"Hurry Up Sundown" is a straightforward rocker with a strong guitar attack and Springsteen's booming, gritty baritone, the Boss singing about looking toward "the end of another working day" and what comes after. The song seems destined for placement on the band's vast catalog of songs played during live shows.

New Book Explores Rolling Stones' Exile and Transition

A new book that gives a first hand account of a transition period in the career of the Rolling Stones, "Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile" is set to be released on May 13th in North America.

The publisher sent over these details about the book: In 1971, the Rolling Stones announced that they would be going into tax exile in the South of France. They would do a final "farewell" tour of Great Britain for two weeks in March. Two shows were played every night and the set list included, not only classics like "Midnight Rambler" and "Satisfaction," but also tracks from their unreleased album, Sticky Fingers.

Robert Greenfield was the only journalist allowed to accompany the band on this whirlwind tour. He provides a first-hand account of the end of the first chapter of this band's extraordinary career.

After this tour, the Rolling Stones would never go back to the small shows, where they would jump on stage and just perform. From then on, there would be rehearsals, sound checks, backstage passes, and security. This last tour of Great Britain marked an end to a time when one of the greatest bands in history could play rock 'n' roll the way it was meant to be played.

Here is the official synopsis: For ten days in March 1971, the Rolling Stones traveled by train and bus to play two shows a night in many of the small theaters and town halls where their careers began. No backstage passes. No security. No sound checks or rehearsals. And only one journalist allowed. That journalist now delivers a full-length account of this landmark event, which marked the end of the first chapter of the Stones' extraordinary career.

Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye is also the story of two artists on the precipice of mega stardom, power, and destruction. For Mick and Keith, and all those who traveled with them, the farewell tour of England was the end of the innocence.

Based on Robert Greenfield's first-hand account and new interviews with many of the key players, this is a vibrant, thrilling look at the way it once was for the Rolling Stones and their fans-and the way it would never be again. Pre-order the book here.

2014 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Details Revealed

Organizers of the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash have announced details for this year's event which will be taking place on the late Ramones frontman's birthday of May 19th.

The annual celebration of Ramone's legacy will be taking place at a more intimate venue this year, Bowery Electric, which is located on the corner of the Bowery and Joey Ramone Place (only a block away from where the legendary CBGBs once stood).

The Joey Ramone Tribute Band featuring Cheetah Chrome, Glen Matlock, Sic F*cks, George Tabb, Mickey Leigh and additional surprise guests will be headlining the show.

The event will also feature performances from Andy Shernoff, David Peel, The A-Bones, Heap, Gobsh*tes, The Independents (a group Joey managed), and The Bullys. Sean O'Sullivan's Punk Pipers will once again be the closing act for the celebration.

Organizers also announced that John Holmstrom, Stig Stench, Monte Melnick, and Peter Aschner will all act as Masters of Ceremony for the event.

Joey Ramones Birthday Bash cofounder Mickey Leigh had this to say, "There is never a shortage of reasons to celebrate the birthday and life of my brother, and never hard to find a theme every year, either.

"This year the theme is more obvious than in all the years prior. Being that The Ramones were born in 1974, this year we'll be celebrating not only the birthday of Jeff Hyman, we'll be celebrating the birth of Joey Ramone, as well."

R.E.M. Unplugged For Record Store Day

For the first time ever, the complete R.E.M. sessions from 1991 and 2001 are together in one package for Record Store Day, which takes place on April 19 this year.

The four 12-inch vinyl collection, called Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions, features songs from the complete 1991 and 2001 Unplugged sessions.

It will include songs that were not aired, including "Half A World Away," "Disturbance at the Heron House," "Radio Song," "Low," "Perfect Circle," "Fall On Me," "Belong," "Love Is All Around," "It's The End of The World As We Know it (And I Feel Fine)," "Pop Song 89," "Endgame" and more. 

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions is one of Record Store Day's 2014 exclusives.

AC/DC Address Break Up and Malcolm's Heath Rumors

AC/DC and their frontman Brian Johnson have both addressed the rumors that the band were planning to retire due to guitarist Malcolm Young suffering a major health problem (rumored to be a stroke).

The band addressed the rumors about Malcolm's health in a posting on their Facebook page on Wednesday. They wrote, "After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.

"Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music."

Earlier in the day, Daily Telegraph published an article after they spoke to frontman Brian Johnson. "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the paper. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."

He was also asked about the rumors about Malcolm's health and the future of the group. He responded, "I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future. I'm not ruling anything out.

"One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."

Johnson was also asked about the band's plan to launch a 40th anniversary tour where they would play  40 concerts at 40 different venues. "That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye," said Johnson. "We would love to do it. But it's all up in the air at the moment.

"AC/DC is such a tight family. We've stuck to our guns through the Eighties and Nineties when people were saying we should change our clothes and our style. But we didn't and people got it that we are the real deal."

Read the Telegraph report here.



As the April 29 release of their third studio album--PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST  (Silver Arrow Records)—approaches, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD has partnered with BILLBOARD.COM to exclusively premiere the song “Beggar’s Moon,” today (4/16). The track is available for streaming here:

"We took a year off and it's strong and it's different," Chris Robinson tells Billboard. "Everybody's very proud of this record. We all see (the band) as something that's alive and organic; that's part of the psychedelic heart of the whole philosophy of the thing. The musical and personal camaraderie is very special."

In tandem with the album’s release, THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--is hitting the road this spring and summer. Currently performing at select dates and festivals in the Southeast, the band’s official headlining tour will start April 29 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The full list of current tour dates below, with more to be added.

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST continues to earn early praise:

  •’s John D. Luerssen said the album opener, “Shore Power,” “boasts a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”
  • Richard B. Simon of Relix magazine raves that “The album is dark and strange and pretty, a collection of love songs. There’s a lot to listen to: complex song structures, recurrent images, hints of cycle, a system of metaphor being laid out…it’s rock music turned inside out, as the synchronized riffs provide rhythmic context for the synthesized phantasmagoria, which sets the subtle roar of the guitar leads. This band is maturing too. They’re finding their true sound in the process.”
  •’s James Wood said, “Songs like ‘Shore Power,’ ‘Badlands’ and the beautiful ‘Wanderer's Lament’ contain tasty, inspired guitar arrangements; meanwhile, Robinson's lyrics are thoughtfully constructed from dreams and casual observation.”

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year’s live quadruple vinyl Betty’s S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, except for two that are Robinson solo compositions (“Tornado,” “Jump The Turnstiles”).

1. Shore Power
2. About a Stranger
3. Meanwhile In The Gods....
4. Badlands Here We Come
5. Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
6. Beggar’s Moon
7. Wanderer’s Lament
8. Tornado
9. Jump The Turnstiles
10. Burn Slow
11. Humboldt Windchimes (bonus track on CD only)

**On the LP release, there is an additional 7" with "Humboldt Windchimes"/"Star Crossed Lonely Sailor."

For tour dates check out:




CLUTCH, the acclaimed Maryland-based rock group, have teamed with producer J. Robbins (The Sword, Coliseum) to record the new song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run.” The track will be released on Tuesday, April 19 via Weathermaker Music as a special split 7” single with labelmates Lionize as part of Record Store Day.

CLUTCH/Lionize split 7” single artwork:

On June 10, 2014, CLUTCH will release a triple deluxe version of their acclaimed EARTH ROCKER album via Weathermaker Music.  Released in 2013, EARTH ROCKER was tagged by Rolling Stone on the “Top 20 Metal Albums” list and hailed by the magazine for its fusion of “seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs” (December 2013). The EARTH ROCKER triple deluxe album package will include: 1) the full record and brand new songs “Night Hag” and “Scavengers,” 2) “Earth Rocker Live,” a CD audio version of the album performed live; and 3) on DVD “Live In Denver” recorded with seven cameras in 1080i on Nov. 14 at the sold-out Ogden Theatre show in Denver, two videos shot, directed and edited by actress Aisha Tyler: “Gone Cold” (unreleased) and “Crucial Velocity.” To pre-order EARTH ROCKER, visit:

Produced, engineered and mixed by Machine (King Crimson, Lamb Of God), EARTH ROCKER’s triple deluxe cover artwork was created by long time CLUTCH art director Nick Lakiotis (see below). EARTH ROCKER continues to garner the group some of the best reviews of their career. Read the critical soundbites so far for EARTH ROCKER here:

The group have announced their classic 2005 album Robot Hive/Exodus will receive a collector’s edition double vinyl release on Tuesday, June 10. The beautiful double LP is re-mastered and comes in a re-designed gatefold package boasting some of CLUTCH’s best tracks.

Watch the video for “Crucial Velocity” off EARTH ROCKER here:

Mass-Murder Suspect Quotes Megadeth

The suspect in the worst mass-murder in Calgary's history posted two references to Megadeth hours before he allegedly went on a killing spree at a house party that claimed the lives of five university students in the Canadian city early Tuesday morning.

The National Post reports a Facebook page believed to belong to the suspect, 22 year-old Matthew de Grood, featured an ominous status update not long before the attack.

"Dread and the fugitive mind - the world needs a hero," was posted at Monday at 7:39 p.m. The first part of the quote is the name of a Megadeth song followed by the title of the 2001 album it came from.

It is unclear what the post was in reference to and whether it is, in any way, related to Tuesday's attack. Police say five people were killed in a stabbing rampage at a house party at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, when de Grood arrived as an invited guest as University of Calgary students celebrated the end of the school season.

The Who Planning 50th Anniversary Tour

The Who will mark their 50th anniversary with a world tour starting in the UK around Christmas, Pete Townshend has revealed. And he's hopeful the landmark celebration will include the release of a new album - provided he can identify some strong ideas from his large archive of demos.

Townshend tells Billboard: "It will be a world tour. I'm not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape. Once I start doing it, and I'm still very good at it, I'll take some pleasure from it."

The guitarist plans to work with Roger Daltrey on some of the material he's written for his Floss solo project. He says: "I'm trying to go through 20,000 hours of disorganized music. I'll be pulling songs out to give to Roger, to see if we've got enough to make an album."

Paul McCartney Adds More North American Summer Tour Dates

Beatles legend Paul McCartney continues to announce additional dates for the summer North American leg of his Out There World Tour. On Wednesday, he confirmed six additional U.S. shows for the tour, with more still be announced.

The newly announced U.S. dates include new stops in Lubbock, Tx (June 14th), Dallas (June 16th), Atlanta (June 21st), Jacksonville, FL (June 22nd), Nashville (June 25th) and Salt Lake City (August 7th).

These new U.S. shows join the previously announced sold shows in New Orleans (June 19th), Louisville, KY (June 26th), Albany (July 5th) and Pittsburgh (July 7th).

McCartney will be kicking off the 2014 legs of his Out There World Tour next week in Uruguay, with the Latin American leg scheduled to visit Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica. That leg will be followed by McCartney's return to Japan and his very first performance in Korea.

North American Dates
June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26 - Louisville, KY - Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

Mars Volta Flea Supergroup Antemasque Set Album Release

Not long after announcing their existence to the world last week, rock supergroup Antemasque has revealed a release date for their debut album. According to NME, the four-piece, which consists of former Mars Volta members Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez with contributions from Dave Elitch plus Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, will release a self-titled LP this July.

The announcement comes after a flurry of song releases from the band, starting a week ago (April 9) with "4 AM." Three new songs have followed, culminating with the release of "Drown All Your Witches" today (April 16) to accompany the announcement of the new album.

"If the whole thing looked unplanned, that's because it was," the band collectively revealed in a statement about the record's rollout over the past week. "The anticipation of what the reaction from fans and critics would be was very real for us with every new song we put out."

The band is offering a bundle of their first three releases, including "4 AM," with "Drown All Your Witches" received as a free download for the first 10,000 orders.

The Who Releasing Quadrophenia Live Package

On June 9 (June 10 in North America), The Who will release "Quadrophenia: Live In London", a new package that captures the band in concert at Wembley Arena performing their 1973 classic album in its entirety on the final night of their 40th anniversary tour that celebrated the record's original release.

Filmed on July 8, 2013, the Quadrophenia performance was followed a set of the band's greatest hits for the sold-out crowd. With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today's advanced technology in sound, the live show reunited The Who with late bandmates John Entwistle (for "5:15") and Keith Moon for his signature song, "Bell Boy."

"Quadrophenia: Live In London" will be available in various configurations including an expanded Deluxe Metal Box which includes the High Definition Blu-Ray and standard DVD of the concert film, both in 5.1 Surround Sound audio; a two-CD soundtrack of the show; and for the first time, a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the entire 1973

album release of "Quadrophenia" on a Blu-Ray Audio Disc. Extras include a 6-inch Mod Headlight sticker, a Mod Headlight button, and a booklet with liner notes and photos, all housed in a 10-inch metal container embossed with the movie-inspired, iconic, Mod bullseye logo painted on a Vespa SG scooter headlight.

Peter Gabriel Making Slow Progress On Next Album

Peter Gabriel is still working towards releasing his next album - but admits progress is slow because he wants to spend time with his family. That doesn't mean he's not keen to progress with the project, however.

He tells Rolling Stone: "I get distracted. But I have technology and a few projects at the moment that keep me going. I'm itching to get back to more writing.

"I do the school run in the morning and then try to get something done. On a good day I'll go to the gym and try to do some music, and quite often meetings. I try to have as much of a family life as I can."

Tom Petty In The Studio For Full Moon Fever Anniversary

Tom Petty is the featured guest in the latest episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio which celebrated the 25th anniversary of Petty's hit 1989 album "Full Moon Fever." The show sent over these details:

Two things happened after Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 7th album Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) that would signal the next phase in Petty's illustrious music career. First, the band toured as Bob Dylan's live band. Second, while on tour, Petty would meet and become friends with ex-Beatle George Harrison and producer, former ELO founder Jeff Lynne, setting in motion the supergroup of Dylan, Harrison, Orbison, Lynne and Petty named The Traveling Wilburys.

In between the tours with Dylan and The Traveling Wilburys recording Tom Petty, with the help of producer/songwriter Jeff Lynne, would find magic recording his first solo album, his most successful album ever with hits, "Free Fallin'", "I Won't Back Down", "Love is a Long Road", "A Face in the Crowd", "Yer So Bad", "Runnin' Down a Dream" and the Byrd's tribute "Feel A Whole Lot Better" .

Petty recalls to InTheStudio host Redbeard the importance of his producer partnership with Jeff Lynne for Full Moon Fever. "Jeff Lynne is the consummate record producer. There aren't many anymore like that. He really knows what he's talking about and he understands every aspect of the recording and what's going to go on. He also understands the tune, the feel, the performer. All of those things you gotta have in your mind. He just somehow handles it so casually." Stream the episode here.

Saxon Announce 'Warriors of The Road' Tour

Saxon have revealed that they will be celebrating their 35th anniversary this fall by launching the 'Warriors of The Road' tour that will feature 38 stops across the continent.

The tour is scheduled to get underway on October 25th at Gagarin 205 in Athens, GR and will be concluding on December 13th at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

In addition to the UK and two Greece dates, the tour is set to visit Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France and Ireland.

'Warriors of The Road' Dates
10/25 - GR Athens Gagarin 205
10/26 - GR Thessaloniki Principle Club
10/30 - DE Bremen Aladin
11/01 - DE Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
11/02 - DE Cologne Live Music Hall
11/04 - DE Saarbrucken Garage
11/05 - BE Antwerp Trix
11/06 - NL Tilburg 013
11/08 - SE Stockholm Munchenbrewery
11/09 - SE Gothenburg Tradgarn
11/10 - DK Aarhus Voxhall
11/12 - DK Copenhagen Amager Bio
11/13 - DE Hamburg Markthalle
11/14 - DE Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt
11/15 - PL Warsaw Progresja
11/16 - CZ Prague Roxy
11/18 - AT Linz Posthof
11/19 - CH Pratteln Z7
11/20 - DE Munich Backstage Werk
11/21 - DE Mannheim Alte Seilerei
11/23 - DE Stuttgart LKA/Longhorn
11/24 - FR Paris Le Bataclan
11/25 - FR Lyon Le Transbordeur
11/26 - FR Toulouse Bikini
11/28 - FR Strasbourg La Laiterie
11/29 - FR Lille Le Splendid
11/30 - UK Bristol Academy
12/01 - UK Bournemouth Academy
12/02 - UK Nottingham Rock City
12/04 - UK Manchester Ritz
12/05 - IE Dublin Academy
12/06 - UK Belfast Limelight
12/07 - UK Glasgow ABC
12/09 - UK Newcastle Academy
12/10 - UK Leeds Academy
12/11 - UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
12/12 - UK Oxford Academy
12/13 - UK London Shepherd's Bush Empire


April 16, 2014 -- Look for KIX-- Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins (guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on July 22, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records.  What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band’s original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass.

 “The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family,” exclaims Whiteman.  “We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we’re looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years!  We'll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!”

Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, “What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock ‘n roll fun.  What I love about their new music is that it’s pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise.  They’re not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves.  They’re simply doing what they do best...and now they can do it Loud and Proud!”

Marking the re-emergence of KIX in early-2000’s, the band had teamed up a few times a year to test the waters with reunion shows in the Maryland/Pennsylvania, which were very well received.  Then in the summer of 2008, KIX performed outside the mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years at two of the biggest rock festivals in the U.S.  Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK and Rock the Bayou in Houston, TX.  The band was hailed by many music websites and attendees as Best Performance at both festivals, where they played alongside Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Tesla, Queesryche, Ratt, and more.

As the demand for new music has never subsided and in fact has only increased over the last few years, the band decided that they can no longer ignore the overtures from their fans and are currently recording new KIX songs.  The new album, due out summer 2014, is produced by Taylor Rhodes, who last worked with KIX on 1991’s HOT WIRE album.  Rhodes has also written hit songs for Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.

Stay tuned for new album news, which will be announced in the coming weeks, and check out KIX on tour at any of the following stops (with more to be announced soon):

DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Fri 4/25             Columbia, MD               M3 Festival
Sat 5/24            Pryor, OK                     Rocklahoma
Sat 5/31            Sandusky, OH               Ohio Bike Week
Fri 6/6               Vernal, UT                     Thunder Rocks
Sat 6/21            Idaho Falls, ID               Rock The Falls
Fri 7/25             Royalton, MN                Halfway Jam
Thu 7/31            Leemore, CA                 Tachi Palace Casino
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 (CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group) have been among the market leaders in the veteran artist space with releases by Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Bad Company and more.  In a previous joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, Loud & Proud was responsible for new albums by Rush, Lenny Kravitz, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Steve Miller Band.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, 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, powerhouse rockers KIX and the classic Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.  Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC, and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG.

Five Stabbed To Death: Killer Quoted Megadeth Lyrics

This is the news story from the Calgary Harold describing the tragedy that occurred in Canada.  Rock Journalist Martin Popoff is interviewed in the above link. 

Our hearts go out to the victims and their family.

AC/DC Friend Says Malcolm Young Has Serious Health Issues

While contradictory reports continue to surface about a possible announcement regarding the retirement of rock legends AC/DC, a friend of the band has confirmed some of the health issues facing guitarist Malcolm Young (He is rumored to have suffered a stroke).

Choirboys frontman Mark Gable says he believes the 61-year-old founding guitarist is unable to perform anymore and will probably never record again, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

"That is true, Malcolm is sick," Gable told ABC Radio on Wednesday morning. "From what I understand, and it's even been confirmed in part by his son Ross (Young), that it would appear Malcolm is unable to perform anymore.

"It's not just that he is unwell, it's that it is quite serious. It will constitute that he definitely won't be able to perform live. He will probably not be able to record."


(New York, NY) - Sebastian Bach fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the new video for the track "Taking Back Tomorrow" onGuitar  The graphic novel-inspired lyric video features Bach seamlessly interspersed with comic book-like graphics.  "Taking Back Tomorrow" appears on Bach's forthcoming album, GIVE 'EM HELL.  GIVE 'EM HELL is due out in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records and is already receiving rave reviews with Screamer Magazinedeclaring, "Bach's signature voice is unmistakable and as always almost indescribable, hard to compare with anything else.  His vocals are gritty, powerful..."  Fans who pre-order the album now from iTunes will receive instant grat tracks of "Temptation" as well as "Hell Inside My Head."  The album may also be pre-ordered at Amazon here.  Bach will take to the road for select tour dates around the album's release; please see below for the itinerary.

Produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether), GIVE 'EM HELL features writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).  Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist.  Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

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DAVE MASON--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member--premiered the first track “Dear Mr. Fantasy” from his new album,FUTURE’S PAST (Something Music/MRI) on Friday (4/11). FUTURE’S PAST--available everywhere May 13--features new versions of his classic songs plus new material that MASON has written and performed on tour over the last few years.

Listen to the re-interpreted version of “Dear Mr. Fantasy” here:

"It [“Dear Mr. Fantasy”] came about redoing the chords," MASON tells of the bluesy rewrite. "I was doing some shows and I was trying to think of something to make it a little more interesting, so I just started playing around with it. I put it in a minor key instead of a major key, and I sort of developed it from there.

Of the new album release, MASON says, “There is a version of ‘World in Changes’ that is absolutely nothing like the original and there is a great live version that is absolutely beautiful of ‘Sad and Deep as You.’  There are two or three songs that were on a CD called 26 Letters 12 Notes that I did seven years ago, a Robert Johnson song, ‘Come On in My Kitchen’ and a brand new song called ‘That’s Freedom.’”

Fans can help market and promote FUTURE’S PAST through MASON’s Pledge Music Campaign. Pledgers not only receive the expanded new album package but also exclusive updates directly from MASON. There are a wide range of exclusive items, from signed vinyl to articles of clothing direct from Dave’s personal wardrobe, even some unique photos from MASON’s past.

Renowned for such Traffic hits as “Feelin’ Alright” (covered by Joe Cocker) and “Hole In My Shoe” plus his solo signature tracks “We Just Disagree” and“Only You Know and I Know,” MASON’s acclaimed solo career continues to flourish as he tours the U.S. with his new project billed as “DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM.” DAVE is earning accolades on the road for the TRAFFIC JAM tour which kicked off January 3 in Atlantic City, NJ and will continue through the rest of the year with new dates soon to be announced. MASON has been touring and recording regularly since he co-founded Traffic in 1966, after which he went on to a successful and acclaimed solo career as well as recording and/or touring with artists including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Fleetwood Mac and more. For the most updated list of tour dates and tickets, please

Tracklisting for Future’s Past:

  1. Dear Mr. Fantasy                      
  2. World In Changes                    
  3. You Can All Join In                  
  4. As Sad And As Deep As You 
  5. Good 2 U
  6. El Toro (Spanish Blues)
  7. Come On In My Kitchen
  8. How Do I Get To Heaven
  9. That's Freedom

For lyrics and all credits, visit:

Check out ‘DAVE MASON’S TRAFFIC JAM’ in the following cities:







Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort Showroom



Denver, CO

The Soiled Dove Underground



Edwardsville, IL

Wildey Theatre



Naperville, IL

Wentz Concert Hall



St. Charles, IL

Arcada Theatre



Newark, OH

The Midland Theater



Springfield, OH

Clark State Com College / Performing Arts Center



Kent, OH

The Kent Stage



Geneva, NY

Smith Opera House



Knoxville, TN

Bijou Theatre



Lewisburg, WV

Carnegie Hall Inc. / Hamilton Auditorium



Rocky Mount, VA

Harvester Performance Center



Woonsocket, RI

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center



Glenside, PA

Keswick Theatre



Newtown, NJ

The Newton Theatre



Boston, MA

The Wilbur Theatre



Beacon, NY

Towne Crier Café

^ indicates Dave Mason Band dates


At long last, the final episode of 'Real to Reel with Slash' is here!

For eight behind-the-scenes episodes, Ernie Ball followed the guitarist as he recorded his third solo album, allowing fans to glimpse inside the creative process of a true rock legend.

The online video series premiered a new episode every Tuesday on SlashOnline and featured weekly updates documenting the entire recording process.

​Make sure to c​heck out the ​eighth and final​ episode HERE

Blues Guitarist Eli Cook To Release New CD Featuring Guest Appearances by Leslie West, Pat Travers, Harvey Mandel, Artimus Pyle, Vinny Appice, Tinsley Ellis, Rod Piazza, Eric Gales and members of Gov't Mule & Double Trouble
Eli is on his way!” - Leslie West

Los Angeles, CA – Much to the anticipation of blues music aficionados worldwide, acclaimed blues guitarist Eli Cook will be releasing his new CD titled 'Primitive Son' on April 29, 2014 on Cleopatra Records. Making this eagerly awaited release even more exciting is the inclusion of legendary guest artists such as Leslie West of Mountain, Pat Travers, Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Harvey Mandel, Eric Gales, Reese Wynans of Double Trouble, Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio), Tinsley Ellis, Rod Piazza and Jorgon Carlson of Gov't Mule! The legendary Son House (1902-1988) was known to say “Blues is a feelin’”. Eli Cook’s music expresses that same raw honesty in a unique blend of contemporary and old-school styles, creating an original sound at the fore-front of modern Blues and Rock.

Says Eli, “ 'Primitive Son' is a mix of modern and old-school blues with contemporary topics and an emphasis on lyricism and arrangement in an epic bar-rock format. With production and vibe, much of the material was constructed be a kind of 'Exile on Main St' with modern recording and songs, type-of-thing. There are a few more slick production pieces that we pushed in an almost cinematic direction for dramatic effect, and that comes from me being a film score nut. I like creating dynamic arrangements with limited instrumentation.”

I have heard quite a few guitar players that are young and just starting out. When I was asked to play a track with Eli Cook I wanted to see if there was something there. Believe me when I tell you THERE IS SOMETHING THERE! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did playing on it. Eli is on his way!” - Leslie West

Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice, while playing every hole-in-the-wall bar that could handle his electric power trio. Blending the influences of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred MacDowell, Bukka White and Lightning Hopkins with the likes of Clutch, Soundgarden, C.O.C, and Rage against the Machine, he forged a fresh sound, alive with the southern blues tradition. 

Eli recorded and released his first two albums between 2004 and 2007: the all-acoustic, original-roots album 'Miss Blues’ Child' on the Sledgehammer Blues label, and a heavy blues-rock release 'ElectricHolyFireWater'. During this time he was invited to open for B.B. King on King's east coast tour. Since then, Eli has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Parliament-Funkadellic, Gary Clark JR, Roomful of Blues and many others. In 2008, Eli released his third self-produced album, 'Static in the Blood', a modern R&B/Rock crossover project featuring ornate experimental studio production. The follow up album, 'Ace Jack & King', a return to roots-blues and heavy guitars, received critical acclaim. The All Music Guide proclaimed that Eli could be “the best blues singer of his generation.” 

In 2013, Eli signed with LA-based label Cleopatra Records to begin work on his 5th studio album, 'Primitive Son', featuring guest appearances by rock and blues legends! Now, much to the excitement of Eli's fans worldwide, the wait is over!

Eli has been earning rave reviews from both critics and fellow blues musicians alike - Tinsley Ellis called him a “triple threat, obviously a great guitarist but also an emotive singer and an innovative songwriter. He’s in the vanguard of young, 21st century blues rockers!”

I was honored to record for Eli's new cd. The track is destined for stardom, as is Eli!” - Rod Piazza

Says Eli, “The label was instrumental in getting the guest stars on board, though they did have to approve of the material before agreeing to collaborate. It's nice when people like Leslie West, Eric Gales and Tinsley Ellis dig your songs and get inspired to rock out on them!”

Watch Eli Cook's promotional video:

Check out Eli's upcoming shows:
May 9 Concerts on the Docks, Huntsville, Al
May 10 Slick Willy's South, Belton, MO
May 11 Nathan P Murphy's Blues Club, Springfield, MO
May 13 Greens & Blues, Boulder, CO
May 15 Silver Lake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
May 16 Paladino's, Tarzana, CA
May 17 Duel Brewing, Santa Fe, NM
May 18 BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups, St. Louis, MO

For more information:

Eli Cook's 'Primitive Son' iTunes pre-order link: – featuring the song “Revelator” available as an “instant gratification” track (meaning that it can be immediately downloaded by anyone who pre-orders the whole album).
Amazon pre-order for CD:

Courtney Love Criticizes Bruce Springsteen

While the sound of the saxophone has been a longtime staple in rock music from Quarterflash to Gerry Rafferty, Courtney Love is letting it be known that she's on the side of those who believe those bleating brass strains need to be as far from rock and roll as possible.

In the latest edition of her ongoing YouTube video series, Love takes on classic rock hero Bruce Springsteen, and throws saxophones under the bus in the process.

"I like Nebraska," she says as something of a disclaimer at the start of the clip regarding the classic rocker's legendary 1982 solo album. "Whenever I say that to a Springsteen person, they look at me funny."

Love goes on to detail a night out when director/writer/journalist Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) took her to L.A.'s Staples Center to catch Springsteen put on one of his legendarily marathon concerts: "I could only last an hour and a half of a three-and-a-half-hour show with the Boss.

"My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don't belong in rock and roll, they just don't belong," she adds with a pained look on her face. "I don't think [Springsteen] sits around listening to Hole records. Do you?"

Ace Frehley Critical of Paul Stanley's Rock Hall Induction Speech

Following the induction of the original KISS lineup into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, guitarist Ace Frehley has criticized Paul Stanley's acceptance speech at the event.

"I really didn't like some of the things Paul Stanley said in his speech, because obviously he's a little aggravated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Frehley tells ABC News Radio. "I know he wanted to get other members in the group inducted."

Ace adds that "there was some political stuff going on," which led to disagreements about whether KISS would perform at the event. "Unfortunately we did not perform, even though I was up for it," he notes, adding, "I try to stay away from politics. I don't think politics and music work. I never did."

The Kinks Forced To Record 'You Really Got Me' Twice

Lately there's been quite a bit of talk about a Kinks reunion. Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has said that he has met up and jammed with his brother Ray recently, adding fuel to the fire that perhaps the band will reunite in conjunction with their 50th anniversary as a band.

In a recent interview with Guitarist magazine, Dave Davies talked about the difficulties the band experienced when recording their classic 1964 song "You Really Got Me." The engineers couldn't quite figure out how to record Davies' distorted guitar sound, which was something new all together.

Said Dave: "The problems we had trying to record 'You Really Got Me'! It was like they just didn't know how to record it. They didn't know how to record the bass or bass drum. They certainly didn't have a clue how to record my guitar sound. We had to record it twice; the first one sounded crap."

Dave Davies just played his first gig in the U.K. in 13 years this past Friday (April 11), at Barbican Hall in London.


April 15, 2014 -- THE WINERY DOGS (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen) released their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album in North America on Loud & Proud Records today as two very special editions. 

THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION is comprised of two-CDs.  Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013, comprised of 10 songs recorded live in Japan during their July ’13 tour, including “Criminal,” a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics.  UNLEASHED IN JAPAN 2013 is also available as a stand-alone digital album.  DOG TREATS: THE WINERY DOGS DELUXE SPECIAL EDITION, a limited edition release, is being sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the SPECIAL EDITION collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a “studio diary” written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.  Portnoy recently gave fans a glimpse inside the packaging of theDOG TREATS on Revolver magazine’s website.

After THE WINERY DOGS was originally released on July 23, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records, it debuted on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart at #3, “Top Independent Albums” chart at #4, “Top Rock Albums” chart at #5, “Top Internet Albums” at #8 and “Top 200 Albums” chart at #27. 

The rave reviews poured in once it was released:

“...filled to the brim with hard-driving rock and roll...the overall effect is something like a proggier Grand Funk Railroad crossed with Soundgarden at their most accessible.” – Guitar World

“...a modern-rock melting pot of powerhouse hooks and plucking pyrotechnics, informed by ‘70s classic rock, ‘90s metal, R&B, and blues, and delivered through Kotzen’s nuanced vocals.” – Bass Player

“The Winery Dogs have chops galore and the maturity to rein in their mad skills with passionate execution.  It’s an album melding blues-rock, soulful ballads, and contemporary hard rock with Kotzen bringing the soul in buckets.  Highlights include, ‘Desire,’ ‘Elevate’ and ‘One More Time.’”

– Music Connection

“The self-titled debut Winery Dogs album is one of the most intriguing releases of the year. The all-star trio has delivered a blistering collection of soaring tunes.” –

“Mike Portnoy is a lot of people's favorite drummer, Billy Sheehan is a lot of people's favorite bassist, and Richie Kotzen is a lot of people's favorite guitarist.  But as The Winery Dogs, they very well could be a lot of people's favorite new band.  Yes, their self-titled debut album is that kind of winner.” –

Check out THE WINERY DOGS’ in-progress headlining tour at any of the following U.S. tour stops (with more dates to be added in the coming weeks):

DATE               CITY                                         VENUE
Wed 4/30          Englewood, NJ                         Bergen Performing Arts Center
Fri 5/2               Ridgefield, CT                           Ridgefield Playhouse
Sat 5/3              New Brunswick, NJ                    State Theater
Sun 5/4             Jim Thorpe, PA                         Penn’s Peak
Tue 5/6             Londonderry, NH                       Tupelo Music Hall
Wed 5/7            Alexandria, VA                          Birchmere Music Hall                
Fri 5/9               Atlanta, GA                               Variety Playhouse
Sat 5/10            Charlotte, NC                            Amos Southend
Sun 5/11           Winston-Salem, NC                   Ziggy’s
Wed 5/14          Ft. Lauderdale, FL                     Culture Room
Thu 5/15            Largo, FL                                  Largo Cultural Center
Fri 5/16             Jacksonville, FL                                    Freebird Live
Sun 5/18           Little Rock, AR                          Juanita’s
Tue 5/20            Fort Smith, AR                          Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden
Sat 5/24            Dallas, TX                                 Granada Theater
Tue 6/24            Ramona, CA                             Ramona Mainstage
Thu 6/26            San Juan Capistrano, CA           Coach House
Fri 6/27             Beverly Hills, CA                       Saban Theater
Sat 6/28            Agoura Hills, CA                        Canyon Club
Mon 6/30          San Francisco, CA                    Yoshi’s
Tue 7/1             Oakland, CA                             Yoshi’s at Jack’s London Square
Sat 7/26            Buffalo, NY                               The Tralf
Mon 7/28          Amityville, NY                           Revolution Bar & Music Hall

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 (CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group) have been among the market leaders in the veteran artist space with releases by Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Bad Company and more.  In a previous joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, Loud & Proud was responsible for new albums by Rush, Lenny Kravitz, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Steve Miller Band.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, 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, powerhouse rockers KIX and the classic Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.  Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC, and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG.

Ian Anderson's HOMO ERRATICUS Out Today in North America

Legendary prog pioneer Ian Anderson has released a new studio album Homo Erraticus today,  April 15 on Ian's own Calliandra Records, distributed by Kscope. The album continues with the story of Anderson's favorite enfant terrible Gerald Bostock.

Ian and his band (guitarst Florian Opahle, bassist David Goodier, keyboardist John O'Hara and drummer Scott Hammond, and singer Ryan O'Donnell) will be touring the United States this September through November.  In addition Warner is re-releasing A PASSION PLAY; stay tuned for a release date. 
In 1972 Ian's band Jethro Tull released the iconic concept album Thick As A Brick, based on a poem by the then eight year old Gerald Bostock in 2012. As many fans wondered what might have befallen the character, Ian Anderson decided to explore the different paths Gerald's life might have taken in his 2012 album, Thick As A Brick 2. 

Following a forty year political career, Gerald Bostock reunited with Anderson taking the role of tour manager on a string of shows. ‘Homo Erraticus’ marks Gerald's return to songwriting, and is based on an unpublished manuscript by amateur historian Ernest T. Parritt (1865-1928).

In Homo Erraticus, Parritt examines key events of British history with a string of prophecies stretching to the current day and the future. Visions of past lives caused by the delirium of malaria generate the characters through whose eyes the stories are told, including a nomadic Neolithic settler, an iron Age blacksmith, a Christian monk, a turnpike innkeeper and even Prince Albert.

The album release will be followed by an extensive UK tour, where Homo Erraticus will be performed in its entirety followed by a selection of Tull classics updated with video and theatrics.

Ian Anderson recently won The Prog God Award from Prog Magazine, celebrating the innovators of rock who have inspired generations and carved a way for others to be at their creative best. There is no one who has pushed the boundaries more than Ian Anderson, who to this day remains immersed in his love for the music.

Fronting seminal Prog outfit Jethro Tull and performing simply under his own name, Ian Anderson has performed in more than 54 countries over 45 years; he is widely considered an icon of the genre and is recognized as the protagonist of the flute in rock music.  With over 60 million albums sold in its career, Tull has been characterized by Anderson’s trademark acoustic textures created with ethnic flutes and whistles together with acoustic guitar and the mandolin family of instruments. In many recent shows, Anderson has played with orchestras, string quartets and featured soloists. His eclectic acoustic performances are also a hit with fans of the progressive genre. 

(please visit for updates)
9/12/14          Seattle WA          McCaw Hall
9/13/14          Goldendale     WA     Maryhill Winery Amphitheater
9/15/14          Redding CA          Cascade Theater
9/17/14          Oakland CA          Fox Theater     
9/18/14          Costa Mesa     CA     Segerstrom Hall
9/19/14          Las Vegas     NV     Pearl Concert Theater
9/20/14          Mesa          AZ     Mesa Arts Center
9/21/14          Albuquerque NMKiva Auditorium
9/23/14          Dallas          TX     Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
9/24/14          Midland     TX     Wagner Noel PAC
9/26/14          Austin          TX     Austin City Limits     
9/28/14          Stafford     TX     Stafford PAC
9/30/14          Atlanta     GA     Symphony Hall
10/1/14          Nashville     TN     Ryman Auditorium
10/3/14          Charlotte     NC     Blumenthal PAC
10/4/14          Durham          NC     Durham PAC
10/16/14     Naperville     IL     Pfeiffer Hall
10/17/14     Springfield IL     Sangamon Auditorium
10/18/14     Milwaukee     WI     Pabst Theater     
10/23/14     Elizabeth      IN     Horshoe Casino
10/25/14     Greensburg     PA     The Palace Theatre     
10/26/14     Bethlehem     PA     Sands Bethlehem Event Center
10/28/14     Burlington     VT     Flynn Center 
10/29/14     Providence     RI     Providence PAC
10/30/14     Ridgefield     CT     The Ridgefield Playhouse
11/1/14          Lynn          MA  Lynn Auditorium     
11/2/14          Albany          NY     Palace Theatre
11/4/14          Buffalo     NY          Center For the Arts
11/6/14          Washington     DC     Lincoln Theater
11/7/14          Atlantic City     NJ   Caesars - Circus Maximus
11/8/14          Huntington     NY     The Paramount     
11/9/14          Red Bank     NJ     Count Basie Theater
11/10/14     Montclair     NJ     Wellmont Theatre

ALICE COOPER Doc Opera “SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER” Announces Additional Regional Screenings 

Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2014 + Screening at LA’s Grammy Museum on April 22, 2014

New Theater Screenings Added - 250+ Theatrical Screenings to Follow, Beginning April 30, 2014 in the United States

Watch The Official Trailer Here:

The upcoming official ALICE COOPER documentary, Super Duper Alice Cooper, will premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and will hit theaters nationwide beginning April 30, 2014. Super Duper Alice Cooper will officially premiere on April 17, 2014 and is presented by Banger Films, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, and distributed to theaters and venues by SpectiCast (As The Palaces Burn, Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun, Morrissey 25: Live).

In addition to the NYC premiere at Tribeca, the film will also be shown at an exclusive industry screening in Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum on April 22, 2014. To close out the month, this special “doc opera” will begin showing in over 250 U.S. cinemas and venues on April 30th. Each screening will include a pre-recorded “Keep Calm & Just Ask Alice” Q&A and welcome from Alice.


Super Duper Alice Cooper is the first ever ‘doc opera’ – a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera that will cement forever the legend of ALICE COOPER.

The film is the twisted tale of a teenage Dr. Jekyll whose rock n’ roll Mr. Hyde almost kills him. It is the story of Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son who struck fear into the hearts of parents as ALICE COOPER, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. From the advent of Alice as front man for a group of Phoenix freaks in the 60’s to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the 70s to his triumphant comeback as 80s glam metal godfather, we will watch as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s’ souls. Alice’s story is told not only by the man himself, but through exclusive interviews with members of the original ALICE COOPER band, Elton JohnIggy PopJohn Lydon, and Dee Snider.

Super Duper Alice Cooper is the creation of Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn at Banger Films, producers of Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009 SXSW Audience Choice Winner) and Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (2010 Grammy-nominated and Tribeca Audience Choice Winner), and much-lauded filmmaker Reginald Harkema, winner of the TIFF Special Jury Prize for his film Monkey Warfare.

All showdates can be found on Super Duper Alice Cooper,

For more information on ALICE COOPER, please visit:

For more information on Banger Films, please visit:



Instagram: @BangerFilms

ALICE COOPER needs no introduction.  Still touring the world, with over 100 concerts scheduled in 2014, and hosting his internationally syndicated “NIGHTS WITHALICE COOPER" radio show five nights a week for over a decade, Alice shows no sign of slowing down.


SKID ROW--Johnny Solinger (vocals), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Snake Sabo (guitar) and Rob Hammersmith (drums)—will be a long way from home throughout the summer.  First, the band is teaming up with Black Star Riders for a brief tour of the west coast, which starts May 8 in Tucson, AZ at the Rialto Theatre. Once that concludes on May 16, the band will play headlining shows across the U.S., including a stop at the legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, May 17 and an appearance at this year’s Rocklahoma festival on May 23 in Pryor, OK.  They’ll then head to Europe in June for various festivals, including the Download Festival in Donington, England on June 14.  Once the U.S. trek concludes in July, SKID ROW will head to Kostrzyn, Poland, where they’ve been invited to headline one of the biggest festivals in Europe, the Woodstock Festival Poland on July 31.

All of this touring is getting their loyal fans ready for the highly anticipated new seven-song EP, UNITED WORLD REBELLION — PART 2, set for release August 5 via Megaforce Records. 

After a hiatus that started in 1996, SKID ROW returned to the big stage—literally--opening for KISS in 2000. Exhilarated to tour with the heroes who rallied them in the first place, the band was reinvigorated by being underdogs who needed to come out fighting to prove themselves.

“When we put the band back together, we needed to reintroduce SKID ROW as relevant without relying too much on past success,” explains bassist Rachel Bolan. “We wrote songs and hit the road.  We sunk our heart and soul into it, letting people know we weren't doing it for lack of something better to do.”

2003’s THICKSKIN and 2006’s REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE were battle plans for hundreds of live shows with new singer Johnny Solinger out front, every night being a hard fought battle to win new fans and convince the old ones.  UNITED WORLD REBELLION — PART 1 is SKID ROW coming out swinging.  Rachel and guitarist Snake Sabo tapped again into the potent songwriting collaboration that built the band.  Sabo says they were eagerly up to the challenge.  “We seem to be at our best when we're faced with adversity.  It's us against the world again--and by us I mean the band and the fans who stick with us and carry the SKID ROW torch without fail.”

New plans came together in an Atlanta recording studio. But it's a different time, a different industry, so they decided to record a series of EPs.  “The idea really appealed to me,” says Bolan, “especially with the constantly changing musical climate. I like the idea of a steady flow of new music, as opposed to releasing a full-length album then riding it for the next two years.”

That guerrilla burst of recording a concise EP fostered a focused intensity that was liberating, says Snake.  “The pressure seemed to be lifted.  That immediately set me at ease and it became really exciting.”

Exciting and potent, prompting Solinger to exert the full range of his ability.  “The third time in the studio as the voice of SKID ROW was the proverbial charm, and the proof is in the tracks.  UNITED WORLD REBELLION — PART 1 is the most meaningful work I've done with the band.  It's definitely the most I've been challenged, vocally.”

That sound is rambunctious exuberance. They got older, but SKID ROW never really grew up. UNITED WORLD REBELLION — PART 1 is still the youth gone wild, their musical spark still burning gasoline.

For tour dates check:

Dutch Rock Legends FOCUS Release New Album 'Golden Oldies' On April 14, 2014

London, UK – Dutch rock legends Focus will be releasing their eagerly awaited new album on April 14, 2014. Titled 'Golden Oldies', the new release features re-recordings of classic Focus tracks, featuring “Hocus Pocus”, “Sylvia”, “House Of The King” and others. Focus has recently embarked on a world tour in support of their forthcoming album.

Thijs Van Leer explains, “Producing 'Golden Oldies' is tricky. Both the die hard Fans and the 2014 Focus-members were having doubts about this enterprise, because we didn't know if the recent recordings would match the original material, notwithstanding the fact that we had so much fun in doing the session, quick, romantic, virtuoso, full of funny moments & profoundness; But... the final mix turns out to be fantastic and we all are proud to release this album at our earliest convenience!! Halleluya!!!”

With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their new album, which is guaranteed to please their legions of fans!

After a comeback in the early 2000's, the band has gone from strength to strength, with their last studio album 'Focus X' still receiving considerable support from music fans across multiple genres. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is beloved Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972.

Internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, Pierre remains a defining factor in the Focus sound. Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band's current line-up.

Most recently, the group's 1972 worldwide hit “Hocus Pocus” was featured in the major motion picture 'Robocop' starring Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton.

To purchase Focus 'Golden Oldies':
For more information:




The daily band lineup is now available for Rocklahoma, America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party. Rocklahoma will rock the Midwest with an all-star lineup featuring Kid RockFive Finger Death PunchStaindTwisted SisterDeftones and many more from May 23-25 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camping festival features the top current active rock artists and classic bands and is presented by Bud Light.

The daily band lineup for Rocklahoma 2014 is as follows:

Friday, May 23

Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, Seether, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah, Skid Row, Black Stone Cherry, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Lacuna Coil, Nothing More, Truckfighters, Wicked, Killer Dwarfs, London's Dungeon, Ruff Justice, Loveblast, Firstryke, Nasty Habit, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Jet West, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Framing the Red, Bad Remedy, Snakefist, NICNOS, Enslaved by Fear

Saturday, May 24

Staind, Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Filter, Kix, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, Devour the Day, We As Human, Gemini Syndrome, Kill Devil Hill, Ratchet Dolls, Wicked, Black Tora, Bai Bang, ASKA, Hellion, Killer Dwarfs, Ragdoll, Siren, Hip Kitty, Well Hung Heart, Mine Enemies Fall, Vilifi, A Course of Action, The Grizzly Band, The Joint Effect, David Castro Band

Sunday, May 25

Kid Rock, Theory of a Deadman, Extreme, Black Label Society, Tom Keifer, Down, Redlight King, Kyng, Butcher Babies, Heaven’s Basement, Eve to Adam, Twelve Foot Ninja, Scorpion Child, Sleepy Hollow, Tempt, Station, Mystery, Lynam, Mandy Lion, Mach22, Down N Dirty, Dirtee Circus, Echofuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Able the Allies, The Bourgeois, Switchbach, Paper Tigers, The Grown Ups

Thursday, May 22 (Campground Party)

James Douglas Show, DRYVR, Oldman, Motortrain, Blackwater Rebellion, Dirty Crush, Triple Se7en, Severmind, Fight the Fade, Benny's Little Weasel

Rocklahoma Weekend General Admission Tickets are on sale now, with a limited number of VIP Packages still available. In addition, beginning April 22 at Noon Central Time, a limited number of single day tickets will be available for $74 plus fees. For all ticket details, visit Single day tickets will be available at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores with no service fees.

Fans can save by buying tickets early, before weekend ticket prices increase on April 22 at Noon Central Time. The April 22 ticket price increase details are as follows:

  • Weekend GA – From $129 + fees to $159 + fees
  • Weekend GA 4-Pack – From $399 + fees to $499 + fees

In other news, applicants can still enter the Miss Rocklahoma competition through April 18. Register at for a chance to be crowned Miss Rocklahoma 2014. Ten finalists will be announced in late April at, and fan voting will help determine who will be crowned this year’s Miss Rocklahoma live onstage at Rocklahoma 2014.

Rocklahoma is located just 45 minutes northeast of Tulsa, in Pryor, OK. The “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds is a premier destination for a multi-day festival and includes onsite camping with access to restrooms and shower house, a general store for campers, VIP reserved seating, hospitality areas and much more.Camping tickets may be purchased at, by calling the Rocklahoma Camping Office at (866) 310-2288 or emailing Campgrounds open on Sunday, May 18 and will remain open through noon on Tuesday, May 27.

Rocklahoma is proud to be sponsored by Bud Light, U.S. Cellular, Jägermeister, Monster Energy, Hard Rock Casino, Route 66 RVs and Jack Daniel’s.


Rock and Blues fans are certainly in for a tasty musical treat this summer as the popular Rock'n'Blues Fest tour returns for a third consecutive year with a run of approximately twenty dates beginning in early August.

This year's line-up features the Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band and Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds (who all shared the RNBF stage together in 2012) along with new Rock'n'Blues Fest additions Vanilla Fudge and Peter Rivera, formerly of Rare Earth.

"I love getting together with the great players on this fantastic concert series," states legendary guitarist Johnny Winter, who followed B.B. King on stage more than five decades ago at the age of seventeen and, after receiving a standing ovation playing King's guitar, never looked back.

Johnny first came into prominence in the late-sixties after releasing his first solo album, The Progressive Blues Experiment, which was soon followed by his self-titled release on Columbia Records. The music world took immediate notice, and his popularity escalated even more after his unforgettable performance on day three at Woodstock in August of '69. Twenty years and several successful solo albums later, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. In the late 70's, he collaborated with another blues legend, Muddy Waters, on three separate albums of Waters', including the Grammy-winning Hard Again (1977). Over the years, Johnny has put out approximately two dozen solo albums including his most recent highly-acclaimed recording from 2011 titled, Roots, which he and his band performed a track from on Late Show with David Letterman. Named as one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Johnny remains one of the top blues/rock guitarists in existence.

Edgar Winter, an undeniable fan favorite who has appeared on both Rock'n'Blues Fest tours to date, is ecstatic about sharing the stage, once again, with his brother Johnny and being a part of this year's festivities. "Hey all you Rockers and Recliners! It's musical chairs again and it looks like the Rock'n'Blues Fest is becoming something of a tradition. 'How so,' you ask? Well, HE'S BACK! My brother, the legendary Johnny Winter, is closing the show again this year. We really missed him last time and it's always a special occasion getting to jam with Johnny. I would like to thank all you fans who have followed us throughout all these years. We can't do it without YOU. We just want you to know how much it means to be doing what we most love, and see you out there rockin' and having a good time."

A multi-instrumentalist (keyboards/sax/percussion) whose music encompasses many different genres including rock, blues, jazz and pop, Edgar first entered the national spotlight with his early recording of "Tobacco Road," featured on his 1970 debut album,Entrance. He would soon form the band White Trash and release two hit albums in '71 and '72 titled, Edgar Winter's White Trash andRoadwork. Hot on the heels of the certified gold album, Roadwork, Edgar would put together an entirely new outfit called The Edgar Winter Group that would originally feature guitarist Ronnie Montrose. In 1973, the band's first effort, They Only Come Out at Night, would spawn the hit singles, "Free Ride," and the monster, chart-topping "Frankenstein." The album, itself, would remain on the charts for an incredible 80 consecutive weeks. The pivotal album would eventually reach double-platinum status, selling more than 2 million copies.With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music has been featured in several major national television, radio and advertising campaigns. In addition, his music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects.

Next on the bill is the unmistakable Vanilla Fudge, which currently features original members Mark Stein (vocals, organ), Vinny Martell (guitars, vocals) and Carmine Appice (drums, vocals). Formed in 1966, the original band (with bassist Tim Bogert) would have a huge hit the following year with a revival of the Supremes classic, "You Keep Me Hangin' On." Featured on their debut album, the song displayed the key elements of their style and would be a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Known for their psychedelic covers, the album would also feature two Beatles songs along with a rendition of the R&B number, "Take Me For a Little While," which would be a Top 40 hit. Between 1966 and 1969, the band would release five studio albums before disbanding in 1970. In 2005, the original members reconvened for a tour with Riders On The Storm (featuring Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek of The Doors) and Steppenwolf. A year later, they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame along with Billy Joel, Joan Jett and the producer of their debut album, George "Shadow" Morton. In March of 2011, during what was announced as their "farewell tour," the band performed their biggest hit, "You Keep Me Hangin' On" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Since that time, the band has consistently toured all over the world.

Vinny Martell looks forward to hitting the road this summer. "Hendrix toured with us... Joplin jammed with us... Zeppelin opened for us... We thank all our fans for helping to make Vanilla Fudge a piece of music history. Music has always been, and still is, the timeless language of peace and hope and unity in this turbulent world... Keep rockin' with us in the twenty-first century and come out to this summer's Rock'n'Blues Fest!"

"The last time Vanilla Fudge played with Johnny Winter was when he jumped up on stage with Janis Joplin and jammed with us at the West Palm Beach Pop Festival in Florida," reflects Vanilla Fudge singer Mark Stein. "I'm looking forward to playing with him and brother, Edgar... two rockin' bands! And I know Pete Rivera will be singing some of his great hits from Rare Earth. It should be a great show!"

Any connoisseur of seventies rock will certainly remember Rare Earth. Their funky, good-time, music is still played on classic rock stations across the country and their place in music history is firmly cemented. Peter Rivera is the original drummer and lead vocalist behind all of the hits. Rare Earth has sold over twenty-five million albums and had Top Ten hits with the songs, "Get Ready," "I Just Want To Celebrate" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You." Two other songs, "Born to Wander" and "Hey Big Brother" would enter Top Twenty on the charts. The albums Get Ready (1969) and the two-record set, Rare Earth in Concert (1971), both achieved double platinum status. Peter Rivera has been called the premier rock drummer/vocalist of the seventies and his vocals have been featured on countless radio and television commercials over the years. In addition, his voice has been heard in several movies and television shows including A Knight's TaleThree KingsArthurTropic Thunder (trailer), Six Feet UnderChicago Hope and Beverly Hills 90210 among others. He continues to tour the world with The Classic Rock All-Stars and looks forward to his trek with this year's Rock'n'Blues Fest.

"I'm really looking forward to the rock and blues tour and can't wait to get started," remarks Peter. "I hope we can all rock it out!"

Considered one of the architects of British blues, Kim Simmonds began performing professionally in London in the mid-60's after learning how to play guitar by listening to his brother's blues records as a teenager. As leader and founder of the legendary blues rock band, Savoy Brown, he has 49 album releases currently available and continues to tour all over the world with the band as well as a solo acoustic act. In 1967, the band would help propel the UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the United States, invigorating the style forever. In the process, Savoy Brown became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970's, with their vast influence stretching into modern rock as we know it today. In 2011, the band celebrated its 45th anniversary by releasing a new CD titled, Voodoo Moon. Later in the year, Kim would release his most recent effort, Out Of The Blue, a collection of varied material that placed him in a new setting as both singer and songwriter. Among the most loved, most respected and longest running of its genre, Savoy Brown is one of the magical names in blues rock. Kim Simmonds -- who was on the 2012 Rock'n'Blues Fest bill with the Winter brothers, Rick Derringer and Leslie West -- will be performing the best of the best on this year's tour.

"Once again, I'm touring with the Rock'n'Blues Fest and, once again, I'm excited to do so. I am a fan of all the other artists on the bill so it will be a pleasure for me to participate. I thrive on the atmosphere, playing among my peers and I know the tour will bring out the best in me!"

Come out and experience the very best combination of rock and blues that you might ever have a chance to see!

As Edgar Winter says, "See you this summer and get ready to Rock 'n' Roll!"

Friday, August 1 - Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, New York
Saturday, August 2 - Rockland's Harbor Park in Rockland, Maine
Sunday, August 3 - Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey
Tuesday, August 5 - Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, August 6 - South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts
Thursday, August 7 - State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Friday, August 8 - Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey
Wednesday, August 13 - King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida
Thursday, August 14 - Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida
Friday, August 15 - Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Saturday, August 16 - Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida
Thursday, August 21 - City National Civic in San Jose, California
Friday, August 22 - City National Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, California
Saturday, August 23 - The Cannery in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 24 - Snoqualmie Casino in Seattle, Washington

*Additional dates expected to be announced soon.

MOTÖRHEAD is BACK – First Performances Since August 2013 Kick Off to an Electrifying Start!
Rocked to a SOLD OUT Club Nokia on Friday & Coachella on Sunday

Undisputed rock n’ roll legends MOTÖRHEAD kicked off their first live performances since August 2013 with an electrifying bang this past weekend – performing to completely packed, sold out crowds on Friday at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and on Sunday at Coachella.

MOTÖRHEAD performed 15 songs on Friday, including top tracks ‘Ace of Spades’ and ‘Overkill’, with Slash joining in (see below for some fantastic photos from the set). The exciting set included tracks encompassing the band’s career; including a track from the band’s new album Aftershock.

As mentioned above, not only did MOTÖRHEAD bring down the house at Club Nokia, but then turned right around to rock the sold out crowd at Coachella on Sunday!“Legendary London heavy metal band MOTÖRHEAD, with special guest Slash, got the devil horns approval of fans on Sunday at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival,” states Wes Woods of the Los Angeles Daily News. In a Twitter post, Billboard adds, “MOTÖRHEAD, who have already pummeled the crowd with the heaviest riffs heard all weekend, welcome Guns N’ Roses guitar god Slash to the stage for a balls to the walls rendition of “Ace of Spades.” Any marbles Coachella had left are instantly lost.”

Apparently MOTÖRHEAD out-rocked other bands, even way across the festival grounds! According to Yahoo Music, “The roaring riffs of Slash andMOTÖRHEAD axeman Phil Campbell could be heard all the way across Coachella's vast polo field, practically bleeding over into Arcade Fire's Main Stage revue.”

MOTÖRHEAD will continue to perform throughout April, including another Coachella performance on April 20th. Other stops include Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.

MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

AC/DC Breaking Up? Is Malcolm Young Ill?

There are rumors swirling around the demise of AC/DC after an anonymous source tipped an Australian radio station that Malcolm Young is "very very ill" and the band may never perform again.

While anonymous sources can easily be dismissed, Australian entertainment commentator Peter Ford told the radio station 3AW that he heard about the rumor on Perth radio station 6PR and he "followed it up from there. And indeed, the story does seem to stand up.

"My information is that Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of the group, has in recent times returned to Australia to live with his family and for his own personal reasons, he may not want to continue to perform with the band."

He then explains why this may mean the end of the legendary group, "The boys have a pact that they will not get anybody else into the group. Nobody will be replaced and when somebody leaves, the group ends.

"Now like last year, they did announce that they would be doing a 40th anniversary tour and performing 40 concerts around the world. But since that announcement, there has been nothing that has been set in concrete.... the suggestion being put to me is that tour will never happen and we will never see AC/DC perform again or record again."

Ford also took to his Twitter account to answer a fan question and said, "there is a sad story behind all this that I have chosen not to report ...boys played together privately a few weeks back."

The Sydney Morning Herald has published a report with material from the email that sparked these rumors as well as a stream of Ford's entire comments on the radio program. Check it out here.

Van Halen Working On Secret Project

In the latest episode of his online video series The Roth Show, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth says he has been working on a secret project with the band.

"Doing some catching up here, a little bit of a scrapbook," begins the singer. "We've been doing a lot of travelling. [I've been] working on a great Van Halen project - can't announce anything or I'd have to come find you and swear you to secrecy."

The rocker also talks about his life in Tokyo, Japan, as well as his recent appearance with Mike Love of the Beach Boys at The Society Of Singers' 21st ELLA Awards in Beverly Hills in February, where the two teamed up to perform that band's classic (and solo hit for Roth), "California Girls Watch the video here.

Led Zeppelin Mystery Explored In New Film
One of the men behind the cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot has a new film that explores the mystery around a 1969 concert that Led Zeppelin may or may not have performed.

"Led Zeppelin Played Here" is the new documentary from Jeff Krulik that takes a look at the mystery surrounding a Led Zeppelin concert that some say took place at a youth center in Wheaton, Maryland on January 20, 1969 where the legendary band played in front of around 50 teenagers.

Led Zeppelin's official website reportedly says that no evidence exists that the show ever took place and former road manager Richard Cole has no memory of the gig, according to ABC.

The new 90-minute documentary is currently being screened at film festivals with the next screening scheduled to take place at the Cindelphia Film Festival in Philadelphia on April 20th.

You can find out more information about the film and upcoming screenings here.

KISS Rant Against 'Spineless Weasels' Of Rock Hall and Rolling Stone

Following the induction of the original lineup of KISS into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York on Thursday, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons vented their frustration about the band's alleged treatment at the event in a series of tweets slamming Rock Hall co-founder and Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner.

"Our treatment at the RRHOF confirmed my worst suspicions," tweeted Stanley on Friday. "Wenner and the rest are spineless weasels." The singer continued his rant on twitter Saturday, writing, "@JannWenner & his RRHOF made sure to treat us as uninvited guests. No passes. No schedule and on. We were great and he remains a small man."

Simmons joined in on Saturday, posting a link to Rolling Stone magazine's 1969 review slamming the debut album by Led Zeppelin, adding, "ROLLING STONE. IDIOTS THEN. IDIOTS NOW."

The bassist also tweeted a link to a video by the critic who wrote the Zeppelin review, saying "HERE IS THE ROLLING STONE WRITER WHO PANNED ZEP'S 1ST ALBUM. HIS BAND..MORON..."

Steely Dan Reveal Summer Tour Plans.

Steely Dan are ready to do it again as the veteran band has announced that they will be hitting the road this summer for a North American trek that they have dubbed the Jamalot Ever After tour.

The summer long tour is scheduled to get underway on July 2nd in Portland, Oregon at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and will wrap up on September 17th in Baltimore, MD at the Pier Six Pavilion.

Steely Dan mainstays Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will be joined on the tour by Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and keys, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone and Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, along with singers La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle.

"Jamalot Ever After" Tour Dates
07/2 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
07/3 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
07/5 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park
07/6 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park
07/8 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
07/9 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
07/10 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
07/12 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
07/13 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
07/15 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
07/16 Albuquerque, NM Route 66 Casino Legends Theater
07/18 Thackerville, OK Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort
07/19 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
07/23 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
07/24 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
7/26 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
07/27 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center
07/29 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
07/31 Asheville, NC Biltmore Estate
08/1 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
08/2 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
08/4 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
08/6 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
08/8 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Events Center
08/9 Erie, PA City Fest
08/11 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
08/12 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
08/13 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
08/15 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
08/16 Madison, WI Overture Hall
08/17 Hammond, IN Horseshoe Casino
08/19 Appleton, WI Fox Cities PAC
08/20 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium
08/22 Windsor, ON Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
08/23 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for Performing Arts
08/24 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for Performing Arts
08/26 Ottawa, ON National Arts Centre
08/27 Montreal, QC Théâtre St-Denis
08/29 Bangor, ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
08/30 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
08/31 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
09/3 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
09/4 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
09/6 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
09/7 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
09/9 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
09/10 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
09/12 Atlantic City, NJ Caesars Atlantic City
09/13 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
09/14 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
09/16 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
09/17 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion

Rolling Stones Release New Video

The Rolling Stones have released a new video entitled "Postcard From Asia." The clip features behind the scenes footage from the recent Asian leg of the 14 On Fire tour, complete comments from each of the band members.

"There's not that many people that's still alive in rock n' roll that've been 50 years doing it - still doing it," said Mick Jagger. "We're lucky that people still want to come."

"Wherever we find an audience, we go to them" added Keith Richards. "There's some long trips on this, but at the same time, I always wanted to travel [laughs].”  Watch it here.

Megadeth Helping Deaf Woman Experience Her First Concert

Megadeth will launch their 2014 Super Collider world tour in Las Vegas on Thursday, and the band are flying a born-deaf woman who received hearing implants to the show so she can experience her first rock concert.

Sarah Churman received her first hearing implant in 2011; a YouTube video of the then-29-year-old hearing for the first time was an internet sensation, eventually racking up almost 21 million views online.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Megadeth is flying Churman and her husband Sloan to see the band and Motorhead perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this week

"Yes sir. First trip to Vegas. First rock concert. There's a lot of firsts happening," said Churman from Forth Worth, Texas. "We pinch pennies and live on a shoestring, pretty much. So concerts are something we don't get to go to very often. I'm excited."

Eric Clapton Classic Gets Limited Edition Audiophile Reissue

Eric Clapton's groundbreaking album Behind The Sun has been given the audiophile treatment for a limited-edition release on the hybrid SACD format.

Produced by Phil Collins, Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker and Slowhand himself, the 1985 title marked a change in direction and won him his first hit singles of the decade.

AudioFidelity, who are behind the high-quality edition, say: "Clapton's voice had a rich new depth, like whisky aged to perfection. The recording showcased blistering guitar solos, a high-octane R&B beat and a slick synthesizer-backed production that was well-suited for the pop-rock market.

Sebastian Bach Doesn't Need Friendship For Skid Row Reunion

Sebastian Bach believes he and Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan could make great music together a time - even though it's unlikely they'll ever be friends again. And he's compared their relationship to the one between the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to prove his point.

Skid Row, who have been fronted by Johnny Solinger for 14 years, have frequently shouted down the idea of a reunion with Bach. The former frontman has suggested only one member is blocking the move, with speculation suggesting it's the bassist.

"Rachel Bolan doesn't like me - but I would work with him any time, because the result of that dynamic is really good music," Bach tells RockRevolt. "Nothing good comes easy. When I read interviews with my old band and they say, 'We get along great with our new singer - we have barbecues and drink tequila together,' You know what? I don't give a f*** about barbecues."

Rival Sons Announce UK Summer Tour

Rival Sons have announced four UK dates for June, giving fans their first opportunity to hear tracks from the band's new album 'Great Western Valkyrie', which is released on 9 June.

Rival Sons drummer Michael Miley says "Finally!! UK dates are confirmed. I know our UK fans have been really keen to have this news! So here you go! Lets celebrate the release of the new record together!

"I've been practicing the new material and I'm fired up to test the waters and rock faces, in proper Rival Sons fashion! And if you don't see your town on there, don't worry, we have big plans for the fall, or Autumn as y'all call it. Back to work. I can speak for all of us when I say we've missed you, and we're so ready to re-invade the British Isles."

KISS and Def Leppard Recruiting Veterans As Roadies

KISS and Def Leppard revealed last week that they plan to hire two military veterans to act as roadies on their upcoming North American coheadlining summer tour.

The bands will be conducting a nationwide search for the veterans they will select as roadies via the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.

Paul Stanley of KISS had this to say, "It is our privilege to draw attention to the obligation we all have to the brave men and women who volunteer to risk their own lives to protect the liberties and freedom that we all take for granted. We should all jump at any opportunity to provide any assistance needed by our warriors. Heroes deserve jobs!"

Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot adds, "Having our own wounded warrior in Rick Allen, we've always had a close tie with the military. To carry on and further our contribution by giving a little back, and hopefully helping fulfill a dream or two, we're more than happy to show our support."

Two years ago KISS was part of a similar campaign where they selected Paul Jordan to act as their roadie for their summer tour. Jordan had this to say, "I know now that life exists after military service. You just have to find something you're passionate about and go get it. There is a world of opportunity out there."

Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, said "We are thrilled to work with KISS, Def Leppard, and all of the great partners teaming up to find two veterans for this amazing opportunity," Eversole said. "Our team saw firsthand how much Paul Jordan's life changed when he toured with KISS. We applaud both bands for their continued dedication to the military community, and we hope others are inspired to follow their lead and hire military members and their spouses."

Veterans who wish to apply for the positions can go to for more information. All applications must be received by Friday, May 9th at 11:59 p.m. will work with KISS and Def Leppard to select the final two veterans. Link.

Nirvana Play Secret Show

The party wasn't over for Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Nirvana last Thursday night in Brooklyn.

The duo, along with Nirvana touring member Pat Smear, hit metal bar Saint Vitus Thursday night (April 10) to play a secret show of the band's hits and not-so-hits that included three of the four ladies from their Rock Hall induction performance (Lorde was like naaah) and a few additional friends.

Just as they did at the Barclays Center, the band kicked off the evening of music with "Smells Like Teen Spirit," covered faithfully by Joan Jett. Jett stuck around for five songs in all to start the set, also filling in on "In Bloom" and "All Apologies," the latter with Novoselic on accordion, before Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis jumped behind the mic for three tunes, including "Drain You."

St. Vincent, who rocked out "Lithium" with the band at the induction, revisited the track for the second performance while also adding "About a Girl" and "Heart-Shaped Box." Then there was John McCauley of Deer Tick filling in on a five-song string of non-single tunes like "Tourette's" and "Scentless Apprentice."

It was Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon who finished off the evening, and like McCauley, she stuck mostly to the back catalog with "Aneurysm," "Negative Creep" and, finally, "Moist Vagina."

All in all, the group roared through 19 of the '90s rock royalty's songs before reportedly wrapping up at 4 a.m., according to Brooklyn Vegan.

The late finish followed a whirlwind day, during which Grohl and Novoselic, drummer and bassist, respectively, of the band, were inducted into the Rock Hall in the ceremony's closing moments.

""Don't look at the poster on your wall and say 'I could never do that,'" Grohl told the audience during his acceptance speech. "Look at it and say, 'I'm gonna do that!"

See the full set list here.

The Mars Volta and Flea Supergroup Antemasque Release Another Song

Antemasque, the new music project launched by former members of The Mars Volta and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, have revealed the second song from the project.

Apart from Flea from the Chili Peppers, the project also features former The Mars Volta members Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Dave Elitch.

The new song release follows last week's release of the project's first official single "4 AM," which they released on iTunes as a digital single and streamed via YouTube.

The second track they have revealed is entitled "People Forget," and they are currently streaming the track here.

Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey Tour

Yngwie Malmsteen has revealed the first dates for the Guitar Gods 2014 tour of North American which will feature him along with a number of other guitar gods.

The other guitar gods that were hand-picked by Yngwie to join him on the tour are Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Uli Jon Roth of Scorpions fame and Gary Hoey.

So far the dates that have been revealed have the tour kicking off on June 13th in Huntington, NY at the Paramount Theatre and the last confirmed date is on July 8th in Tucson, AZ at the Rialto Theatre.

Confirmed Dates
06/13 - Paramount Theatre - Huntington, NY
06/14 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
06/17 - Bergen Performing Arts Center- Englewood, NJ
06/20 - Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL
06/21 - Phoenix Theatre - Toronto, ON
06/26 - Showbox Theatre - Seattle, WA
06/27 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
07/3 - Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA
07/8 - Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ

Walter Trout Moved Up On Liver Transplant Waiting List

Walter Trout has been moved to a hospital with a much shorter liver transplant waiting list, his wife Marie has confirmed. It means he's likely to receive the life-saving treatment sooner than he would have done if he'd remained a patient in Los Angeles.

The ailing bluesman's family last week appealed for more financial help after it was revealed he was the victim of two opposing health guidelines. Once his fitness score was high enough for him to survive the surgery, it meant he was also dropped lower down the list to receive it.

Now Marie reports: "Walter has just been accepted as a patient at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This means a much shorter wait for a new liver than what was the case in LA."

Ace May Have Stayed In KISS If They Scrapped The Elder

The day after the original lineup of KISS were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, guitarist Ace Frehley told Billboard that he may never have left the band if they hadn't recorded the 1981 concept album, "(Music From) The Elder."

"It was a concept album and it wasn't a heavy rock and roll record," Ace explains. "KISS is known for their theatrics and heavy rock and roll songs and it was a complete departure from that. I was just thinking to myself what would have happened if we went in and did (1982's) 'Creatures Of The Night' (album) and the whole Elder concept was scrapped: I may not have left the group."

Frehley was also unhappy with producer Bob Ezrin, who was brought in to do the project following his success with Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, "The Wall."

"I disagreed with him and the band on many issues [regarding the project]," Frehley wrote in his 2011 memoir, "No Regrets." "I could see it from the beginning. I had the street smarts and common sense to take a giant step back and look at the project with an objective eye, and I knew it was a colossal mistake in judgment. Paul, Gene, and Bob didn't get it. They went forward with the whole ridiculous concept."

"To be perfectly candid, I never fully understood what the hell this record was supposed to be about," he wrote. "Gene had written some kind of story, and there was talk of turning it into a feature-length movie or animated film or something. Even after the Kiss Meets the Phantom… catastrophe, Gene was fascinated with Hollywood culture. Ezrin stoked the fire by suggesting that Gene's little story be used as the basis for some sort of big multimedia, cross-platform vehicle for KISS. Part of the plan, apparently, was a "concept" record."

Video of Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Symphony Performance Goes Online

Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine was a featured soloist with the San Diego Symphony on Saturday night and video footage from the event has been made available online.

Mustaine's guest appearance for the concert - billed as "Symphony Interrupted" - at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California saw him participate in a classical music program that included Wagner's "Ride Of The

Valkyries" from "Die Walküre", Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9" (the "New World" symphony).

On April 17 in Las Vegas, Mustaine and Megadeth will launch of a world tour in support of their latest album, "Super Collider"; the trek will see the band hit more than 25 countries across four continents.

Watch the video footage here.

Led Zeppelin Preview Unreleased Songs
Led Zeppelin are sharing a preview of unreleased live tracks from their forthcoming reissue of their 1969 debut album, "Led Zeppelin I." The remastered debut album package preview features snippets of "Good Times Bad Times" and "Communication Breakdown" recorded at the L'Olympia in Paris on October 10, 1969.

Due June 2 (June 3 in North America), the band also releasing reissues of "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III" the same day. Deluxe editions of the group's first three albums are the first projects announced as part of an extensive reissue program that will see all nine of the band's studio albums reissued in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.

"The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording of Led Zeppelin," says Page. "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time." Check out the preview here.

Eric Clapton's 1985 Comeback Album 'Behind The Sun' Released on Hybrid SACD

...another great recording...perhaps the most experimental of his career”

Camarillo, CA - Eric Clapton fans are buzzing with excitement over the release of his critically acclaimed 1985 comeback album 'Behind The Sun' on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD on Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity! The musical climate had changed dramatically from the days Eric Clapton had topped the charts in the '70s. 'Behind The Sun' is not his first album of the decade, but he obviously understood it was time to modernize his sound. After signing with Warner Brothers in 1983, Clapton bounced back on the music charts for the first time in five years, and solidified his return in 1985 with the instant success of 'Behind The Sun' his ninth album.

Backed with a line-up of stellar musicians and producers Lenny Waronker, Rod Templeman and Phil Collins, Clapton for the first time in years now had several songs that reached a wider audience scoring Top 40 hits with "Forever Man" and  "See What Love Can Do." He didn't abandon his old music, he just blended it more effectively and brought the flavor up to date by mastering the more electronic sound of '80s radio.

This album also had a heavy soul flavor with a really well produced version of Eddie Floyd's "Knock On Wood" and Clapton remained true to the blues with a brilliant eight minute track, "Same Old Blues" which contains some of his most electric playing of the era.

The sessions featured Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and former drummer Jeff Porcaro, as well as Clapton's long-time collaborators, drummer Jamie Oldaker, bassist Nathan East and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes. Clapton's voice had a rich new depth, like whiskey aged to perfection. The recording showcased blistering guitar solos, a high-octane R&B beat and a slick synthesizer-backed production, that was well-suited for the pop-rock market - The Guitar God was now serenading to a new generation of admirers and fans alike. 

Back in the spotlight...this comeback album is an underrated classic - Don't miss out on this gem!”

She's Waiting 
See What Love Can Do 
Same Old Blues
Knock on Wood 
Something's Happening 
Forever Man 
It All Depends 
Tangled in Love 
Never Make You Cry 
Just Like a Prisoner 
Behind the Sun 

Produced by: Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, 
Ted Templeman, Lenny Waronker

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Stephen Marsh Mastering

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April 10th, 2014 - Santa Monica, California - With five days left in their Kickstarter funding initiative, Neil Young and the PonoMusic team are now the third most funded campaign in Kickstarter history at $5.75M as of today.

"We are so excited about hitting this milestone. This campaign has exceeded our expectations from the start. By taking the nontraditional crowdfunding approach, we have been able to unveil PonoMusic our way - directly to our customers. The PonoMusic Kickstarter campaign now has over 16,000 active backers and we've received over 5,000 comments, questions, and suggestions on the site. This is incredibly valuable consumer feedback and we will be a much better company at launch because of the engagement from the PonoMusic community" said PonoMusic CEO, John Hamm.

Less than 10 hours after launching their Kickstarter campaign on March 11th, the team surpassed their $800,000 goal; at the 24-hour mark, they hit $2 million. Since then, Young and the PonoMusic team have been heavily involved with their Kickstarter audience, fielding questions, comments, and concerns in order to share the full experience with their supporters. The team has also engaged their audience by explaining the feeling behind the PonoMusic experience via constantly updated imagery; video testimonials from both renowned artists and young people in Los Angeles; and weekly updates from Hamm and Young.

"Pono is an ecosystem to play and store music. This is not a format; the experience is not about recognizing a song, it's about feeling it," says Young, who came up with the idea over three years ago. He and his team have been chasing the dream of bringing the soul back into music ever since.

On the Kickstarter campaign, backers are being offered PonoPlayers as rewards in yellow and black. A roster of top musicians also took part in the campaign by authorizing the highly coveted limited editions "Artist Signature Series," that have their signatures etched onto the players. Artists who participated include Elton John, the Eagles, Kings of Leon, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills & Nash, and more. Other rewards range from stickers and t-shirts to exclusive PonoMusic listening parties around the country with Neil Young.

Now in its last week, a final reward has been added at the backers' request: the PonoClear, a PonoPlayer with transparent casing to fully view its inner details, pre-loaded with a PonoMusic sampler specially curated by our founding team.

LOS ANGELES, You Have THREE Chances to Witness a Truly LEGENDARY Performance this Month!

Catch SLASH Performing Select Tracks with MOTÖRHEAD, Tomorrow @ LA’s Club Nokia + Coachella on 4/13 and 4/20

 Want to catch some of rock n’ roll’s biggest and baddest legends on stage together? Watch the legendary Slash  jam a few tracks with MOTÖRHEAD tomorrow at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA! Don’t worry if you can’t make it – you have two more chances to witness this team of rock gods jam out on stage. Slash will also perform select tracks with MOTÖRHEAD at both of their Coachella appearances on April 13th and April 20th.

SOLD OUT – COACHELLA – 4/13 & 4/20

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Paul Stanley Calls Out Rock Hall During Induction

The KISS Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drama came to a close last night (April 10th) when the band was formally inducted during a ceremony in New York, but frontman Paul Stanley took the opportunity to continue his criticism of the Rock Hall during his induction speech.

Stanley told the black tie clad crowd, "Here we are, basically inducted for the same things that we were kept out for. The people are speaking to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and what they're saying is that they want more. They don't want to be spoon-fed with a handful of choices.

"The people buy tickets, the people buy albums, the people who nominate do not. Let's not forget that these are the people who make it all possible. We just benefit from it.

"I am here tonight because of the people who inspired me, but I am also here because of the people I inspired. So God bless you all. It's a wonderful night."

While the past month has seen a high amount of drama between the original four members of the group, Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss didn't use their acceptance speeches to continue to war of words.

Aerosmith Dreams On Again For Boston Bombings Victims

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of the band's 1973 classic, "Dream On", to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Accompanied by the Southern California Children's Chorus in the video of their signature hit, the song is part of the ESPN special, "Dream On: Stories From Boston's Strongest", that will air Saturday on ABC.

Part of the E:60 news magazine series, the hour-long show will be broadcast again on ESPN on Tuesday, the anniversary of the attacks. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 marathon.

Sebastian Bach Reveals John 5's Skid Row Past

Sebastian Bach reveals in a new interview with antiMusic that his ties to Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 extend back long before his collaboration on Bach's forthcoming album "Give 'Em Hell". John 5 actually played a part in Skid Row history.

Bach made the revelation after antiMusic's Morley Seaver asked him how he first linked up with John 5. Bach responded, "Through my producer, Bob Marlette. But actually, if you want to know the truth, how I first linked up with John 5, here's a piece of trivia for the Skid Row fans out there: John 5 is in the video 'Piece Of Me', by Skid Row. (laughs)

"Going way back, if you remember on that video there is a part of the video where a guy with blond hair comes on stage and I push him into the crowd…That's John 5!"

Sebastian goes on to explain, "Before he made up his persona John 5, he told me he waited in line because he'd read in Screamer Magazine that Skid Row was shooting a video. So he waited in line with all the fans because he loves Skid Row and he got to the front and got in the video. That was before there was a John 5. It's John Lowery but that's the FIRST time I ever hooked up with John 5. (laughs)... Bet you weren't expecting that answer."

Rob Zombie To Appear On Next Week's Episode of Ink Master

Spike TV has announced that Rob Zombie will be appearing as a Special Guest Judge on the reality competition series, "Ink Master" next week, Tuesday, April 15 at 10 PM, ET/PT. We were sent over these details:

The heavy metal icon will hold a pivotal role in deciding the contestants' futures in this cutthroat tattoo competition. In the episode, the contestants will show off their abilities by creating the most fearsome demons to impress Zombie's tantalizing tastes. Zombie receives a standing ovation from the remaining contestants, and they work hard to impress this master.

In case you're not familiar with Spike TV's "Ink Master" it's a weekly competition series where tattoo artists from around the country battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize, an editorial feature in Inked and, of course, the bragging rights title of 'Ink Master.' Each week "Ink Master" puts artist through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists' technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, where they must create and execute an original tattoo by command on a 'Human Canvas.' Each episode focuses on a different and distinct style of tattooing including realism, black and gray, geometric, neo-traditional, Asian and cover-up, among others. The masterpieces these artists create will last a lifetime, but so will their mistakes. After every challenge, the contestants face a tough panel made up of series host Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and world renowned tattoo artists Chris Nunez ("Miami Ink") and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo) and a roster of guest judges including Rob Zombie next week.

"Ink Master" was Spike TV's highest rated and most-watched original series of 2013. "Ink Master" kicked off its 4th season on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 and will culminate with a LIVE finale on Tuesday, May 20. New episodes premiere weekly on Tuesdays at 10 PM, ET/PT.

Janis Joplin Musical Opening Postponed

A planned Off-Broadway musical celebrating Janis Joplin has been tabled for the time being. Rolling Stone reports (via the Associated Press) that A Night With Janis Joplin, a musical featuring the classic rock singer's biggest hits that was slated for an opening this week at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, has been postponed indefinitely.

Producers are citing "production issues" as the culprit for the delay. A timetable for its debut has not yet been released. Ticket refunds have been offered.

The production stars Mary Bridget Davies as Joplin. The actress previously portrayed her in the 2006 Off-Broadway musical Love, Janis and toured with the singer's old band, Big Brother & the Holding Company, the same year.

Judas Priest Tease New Album Announcement

Judas Priest recently completed work on a new album, and the band are now teasing a forthcoming official announcement about the project. "The wait is nearly over," posted the group. "New album coming soon. More to be revealed shortly."

Last month, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford updated fans on the band's follow-up to 2008's "Nostradamus." "The record is finished; it's absolutely finished as of today," said Halford at the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life Tribute Concert and Awards Gala in Hollywood.

"It's a relief. It's a relief because whenever Priest makes analbum, like any band, you put your heart and soul into it; it is that typical 'blood, sweat and tears.' It's not an easy thing to do 40 years later. But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that, and it's one of things that we love to do more than anything else as we move on through our metal years. So this is a great time for Priest: 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn't be better."

Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Lorde For Rock Hall Induction Jam

Nirvana were joined by Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde for their live performance set at the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in New York on Thursday, and video of the event has surfaced.

Jett opened the program with a searing rendition of the band's signature tune, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Gordon of Sonic Youth fame followed on "Aneurysm"; St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) performed "Lithium", and New Zealand pop sensation Lorde closed out the evening with a version of "All Apologies."

"Nirvana were artists in every sense of the word," said R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe in his induction speech. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard. Nirvana were kicking against the mainstream. They spoke truth and a lot of people listened."

"They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original," he added. "And that voice. That voice. Kurt, we miss you. I miss you. This is not just pop music. This is something much greater than that."

Kurt Cobain's mother and sister were on hand, with his mom saying, "He would have pretended not be proud. But he would be. I miss him so much. He was an angel."


The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's annual run of shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre is always magical, but 2009's 40th anniversary run was unique, with over 60 guests sitting in with the band. But on March 26, 2009--the 40th anniversary of the original lineup's first performance--the band honored the legacy with a show that belonged to the Allman Brothers Band, and no one else. That special night, where they played their first two albums in their entirety, back to back, was filmed and is being released on DVD as 40, out April 30 via the band and EOne Entertainment.

The original group--DUANE ALLMAN, GREGG ALLMAN, DICKEY BETTS, BUTCH TRUCKS, JAIMOE AND BERRY OAKLEY--first played together 3/26/69 in Macon, GA, and quickly became one of the biggest rock acts in the world before the losses of DUANE ALLMAN and BERRY OAKLEY, and subsequent turmoil and break ups, before triumphantly returning for good in 1989 (eventually being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and being awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award). The current band--founding members GREGG ALLMAN (vocals and keyboards), BUTCH TRUCKS (drums and tympani) and JAIMOE (drums) plus longtime members WARREN HAYNES (vocals, lead and slide guitar), DEREK TRUCKS (slide and lead guitar), OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (congas and percussion)--decided to honor the original six by playing the group's first two albums--The Allman Brothers Bandand Idlewild South--back to back, track by track.

This historic show captures the band at a very powerful height, as this incarnation of the ABB had played together over 12 years, and were certainly comfortable at the Beacon, a venue they have performed at over 230 times. The group tore through their first two albums with spirit and fire, proving that they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Like a tiger unleashed from a cage, the band pounced from the opening moment of "Don't Want You No More/Not My Cross to Bear," and the power and fury only went up from there. Seven men were playing as one, each feeding off the energy from the others, communicating in a non-verbal, mutually understood musical conversation. Just a glance of the set list reads like a canon of classic American rock: "Trouble No More," "Dreams," "Whipping Post," "Revival," "Midnight Rider," "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed."

On the current live front, the Allman Brothers Band are set to return to the stage April 11 in Live Oak, FL at the 10th installment of their annual Wanee Festival. Singer Gregg Allman has recovered from the bout of bronchitis that forced the band to postpone four Beacon Theatre performances in March. "I feel almost 100% following my bout with Bronchitis," Allman said recently. "I look forward to seeing the Allman Brothers Band fans at the Wanee Festival April 10-12, as well as I cannot wait for my first trip to Australia with my solo band to meet my down under fans."

Upcoming tour dates are below:

4/11 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival

4/12 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival

6/5-6/8 Hunter Mountain, NY Mountain Jam
8/14-8/17 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival
9/4-9/7 Arrington, VA Lockn' Music Festival
Twitter: @allmanbrothers


(New York, NY) - Iconic arena-rockers Night Ranger are set to release their new studio album, HIGH ROAD, on June 10th in North America via label home Frontiers Records.  Produced by the band itself, HIGH ROAD will be available in two formats - a standard CD version and a deluxe version which includes two bonus tracks and a DVD featuring a background look at the making of the album along with video clips.  To access the cover art for HIGH ROAD, which incorporates elements of the artwork from the band's previous releases, please click here and see below for the full track listing.  Click here to check out an EPK on the making of the album.  HIGH ROAD can be pre-ordered now at Amazon as the standard version here, and as the deluxe version here.  The album's full track listing can be seen below.  Look for the band to tour North America and around the globe this year in support of HIGH ROAD.

Of the new album, frontman/bassist/songwriter Jack Blades commented, "It's almost summer and a great time to take a trip down the HIGH ROAD!  Our new record features classic Night Ranger feel-good, high-energy kick-ass rock n' roll.  We can't wait for our fans to hear."  Drummer/singer Kelly Keagy added, "We're so proud of this new record and excited to get back on the road to bring the new music to our fans."

Night Ranger's legendary hits "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock in America," and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band's inception thirty years ago. Over the years, the band's music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture.  Night Ranger's songs can be heard in the Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and film; the Oscar-nominated film Boogie Nights; FOX's hit TV Show American Dad; JBL's "Hear The Truth" campaign; and many more! To date, Night Ranger has sold 17 million units worldwide and boasts several platinum- and gold-certified albums.  Night Ranger is Jack Blades (bass guitar, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Joel Hoekstra (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards).

Night Ranger HIGH ROAD track listing:
1.    High Road
2.    Knock Knock Never Stop
3.    Rollin' On
4.    Don't Live Here Any More
5.    I'm Coming Home
6.    X Generation
7.    Only For You Only
8.    Hang On
9.    St. Bartholomew
10.  Brothers
11.  L.A. No Name
12.  The Mountain Song*

*only available on deluxe edition

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mars Volta Supergroup Debut Song

Former Mars Volta and At the Drive-In members Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, plus drummer Dave Elitch, have teamed with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to form a new band: Antemasque.

The group released a trailer and rehearsal video yesterday (April 9) via X-Games and Southern California clothing retailer Tilly's YouTube channel's channels, oddly filed under "Comedy." Today, the band made their first single, titled "4AM", available on iTunes.

Guitarist Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Bixler-Zavala have had an on-again, off-again relationship since forming At the Drive-In 1993. After briefly reuniting as the band at Coachella and Lollapalooza in 2012, little was known about the duo's future together.

According to a tweet from Flea this morning, he recorded several tracks with the group. It's not the first time he's had some sort of connection with Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala; he played bass on the Mars Volta's 2003 debut De-Loused in the Comatorium and contributed trumpet to that album's followup, Frances the Mute.

Flea tweeted "Woke to find out I'm in a new supergroup. Hahahaha. Played on some tracks a few weeks ago with my friends omar and Cedric for love that all".

Check out a stream of their first single here.

Metallica Star Pushing For Deep Purple Rock Hall Induction

On the eve of the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in New York, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is stepping up to promote his support for Deep Purple's inclusion in the institution.

"I'm not gonna get into the politics or all that stuff, but I got two words to say: 'Deep Purple,'" he tells Rolling Stone. "That's all I have to say: Deep Purple. Seriously, people, 'Deep Purple,' two simple words in the English language.

"But definitely, Nirvana is a no-brainer for the first year and I'm glad that Kiss is getting the long-overdue recognition that they deserved for everything that they pioneered, and then I got two words, 'Deep Purple!' Did I say that already?"

Deep Purple have been eligible for the Rock Hall since 1993; to date, they've been nominated twice for induction - in 2013 and 2014. Ulrich and Metallica entered the Rock Hall 2009, the second year they were eligible and first year they were nominated.

Jimmy Fallon Becomes Tom Petty For Stevie Nicks Duet

Jimmy Fallon - as Tom Petty - joined Stevie Nicks for a live re-creation of her classic 1981 video for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Wednesday on The Tonight Show.

The pair were introduced by Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, who appeared as guests on the program the night before their induction into the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" was the first single from Nicks' 1981 debut solo album, "Bella Donna." The track was originally written Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell as a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song, but producer Jimmy Iovine - who was also working for Nicks at the time - arranged for her to sing on it.

Watch the duet here.

Slash Reacts To Duff Reuniting With Guns N' Roses

Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has rejoined the band for five shows in South America this month, and Slash says he has no problems with the mini-reunion.

"What Duff does is what Duff does. It doesn't really concern me," Slash tells Team Rock. "Duff's relationship with Axl [Rose] is different to mine. That call to me is just not going to happen."

"I don't judge Duff," added the guitarist. "He's cool. He just has a way more amicable, neutral relationship with Axl than I do." McKagan rejoined GNR as a fill-in for Tommy Stinson, who has obligations to play previously scheduled dates with The Replacements this month.

Iron Maiden's Early Years Explored In New Book

Iron Maiden's formative years of 1975-1983 are the focus of a new book from music biographer Neil Daniels. Entitled "Killers - The Origins Of Iron Maiden" the book will be published in the UK on April 14th and in the U.S. on May 15th.

According to Daniels, the book takes an in depth at the band's history from their formation through their first two studio albums, "Iron Maiden" and "Killers" featuring Paul Di'Anno on lead vocals and the first two albums featuring Bruce Dickinson on lead vocals, "Number of the Beast" and "Piece of Mind."

Daniels says that he wanted "to give a balanced and objective view on the first eight years. Two albums with one singer (Paul Di'Anno), two with the other (Bruce Dickinson)".

While researching for the book, Daniels spoke to many people that have been associated with the band including former members Dennis Stratton and Tony Moore, as well as fan club chief Keith Wilfort.

According to Amazon, the book also includes a foreword by current Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and an afterword from former Judas Priest frontman Tim 'Ripper' Owens.

This isn't the first time that Daniels has published a book at Iron Maiden. In 2012 Voyageur Press released his acclaimed illustrated coffee table style hard cover "Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast".

Check out the cover art and pre-order your copy here.

Winger continues to roll out new music video for songs from their forthcoming album, Better Days Comin'. The latest video is for their prog rock influenced anthem "Tin Soldier."

For the new video, Kip Winger and the band recruited Jason Green and Dan Hubp to the direct the clip. Their history with the band goes way back as they designed the first Winger album cover and logo.

"Tin Soldier" showcases Winger's progressive rock side with three different time signatures and Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess had this to say about frontman the band's prog credentials, "I remember when I saw the first Winger video many years ago. I was struck by the high level of musicality within the whole band and total charisma of Kip Winger.

"Years later now moving to the present, I can still feel the magic and the power of this group. I've had the amazing fortune to work with Rod Morgenstein, who is one of the greatest drummers on the planet. He can play anything from solid rock to the craziest prog I can think of.

"I've also worked with Kip. His amazing voice and musicianship shine through anything he touches, whether it's singing Rudess, Gentle Giant or ELP songs on my albums, creating rich original orchestral music in his own compositions or leading his band Winger, to this day in driving, sonically satisfying rock gems. These guys are not only my friends and cohorts but also my musical heroes. Rock on Winger. Check out the album!"

The "Tin Soldier" video follows the release of videos for "Rat Race" and "Midnight Driver of a Love Machine" from the new album, which is set to be released on April 22nd in North America.

Watch the "Tin Soldier" video here and check out the other videos on the Frontiers Records YouTube channel here.

Tesla Debut New Track 'Ricochet' On Monsters Of Rock cruise

Tesla debuted a new song, "Ricochet", on the recent Monsters Of Rock cruise, and video from the March 30th performance is available. The song is expected to appear on the band's forthcoming album, "Simplicity", due in June.

The Sacramento rockers hit the studio in early February to work on the project. "I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome," guitarist Frank Hannon posted last month during the sessions. "We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than Forevermore, and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. the band is working and producing it as we did Into The Now..with help from the legendary Tom Zutaut who helped us make our best albums..the title of the new album is gonna be "Simplicity" and I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!"

"The opening track is called MP3," the guitarist continued, "and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values...and has a heavy ass riff! Then we segue into a rock n roll song called Ricochet that talks about uncle Ted...can't wait to play this stuff live!"

Watch the video here.

Paul Stanley Uses Race Card In Feud With Former KISS Members

Just days before the original KISS lineup are to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the feud amongst band members has devolved into accusations of anti-Semitism following this week's publication of Paul Stanley's memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed."

"Ace [Frehley] and particularly Peter [Criss] felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene," writes Stanley. "As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band - which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by money-grubbing Jews."

Both Frehley and Criss have responded publicly to the accusations made by Stanley. "They can't call me a drunk or a drug addict anymore, so they're grasping at straws," responded Frehley during an appearance on this past Monday's (April 7) edition of Eddie Trunk's show "Trunk Nation" on SiriusXM's Hair Nation (audio below). "I mean, Jesus Christ! My fiancée is Jewish. How can I be anti-Semitic? Is he out of his mind. [Laughs] [I've spent] 40 years in the music business [and] I've worked alongside Jewish people my whole life. And I'm anti-Semitic? It's ridiculous. I think he's trying to sell his book, and it's a pretty sad commentary if he has to resort to verbal slurs and innuendo. It's ridiculous."

On Tuesday, Criss told TMZ that all of Stanley's claims are bogus. The drummer told the tabloid outlet that he's always been a loving supporter of all religions, including the Jewish faith, explaining that his favorite aunt was Jewish. He also denied being a racist in any way.


(New York, NY) - Sebastian Bach fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the EPK on the making of his forthcoming solo album GIVE 'EM HELL on Ultimate Classic Rock.  GIVE 'EM HELL is due out in North America on April 22nd via Frontiers Records and is already receiving rave reviews with Screamer Magazine declaring, "Bach's signature voice is unmistakable and as always almost indescribable, hard to compare with anything else.  His vocals are gritty, powerful..."  Fans who pre-order the album now from iTunes will receive instant grat tracks of "Temptation" as well as "Hell Inside My Head."  The album may also be pre-ordered at Amazon hereBach will take to the road for select tour dates around the album's release; please see below for the itinerary.

Produced, mixed and recorded by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice Cooper) and mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Seether), GIVE 'EM HELL features writing and playing by very special friends and guest stars: Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses), John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).  Rounding up the lineup on the album are Devin Bronson on guitars and Bobby Jarzombek on drums.

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist.  Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

Sebastian Bach tour dates:
24        New York, NY             BB King's
25        Sayreville, NJ             Starland Ballroom
26        Columbia, MD             M3 Festival/Merriweather Post Pavilion
27        Portland, ME               Asylum
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New York --- After embarking on one of the most successful summer tours of 2013 together, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are back by demand and will team up for ten more co-headline shows this summer. 

“We’re looking forward to being out on tour with our friends, Bad Company," remarked Johnny Van Zant.  “Last year was great! If you want to see good rock n roll, come check this out.”

Paul Rodgers shared, "Last year's tour with our friends in Skynyrd was a fantastic time for all.  We're looking forward to spending ten dates with them and our fans again this summer."

The excursion begins on July 10th in Bangor, ME and will end on July 25th in Clarkston, MI.  Most tickets will go on sale later this week.  For the most up to date information check out both: &

Bad Company were dubbed a super-group upon the band's formation due to the union of Free's Paul Rodgers (Vocals / Multi-Instrumentalist) with Mott The Hoople's Mick Ralphs (Guitar) plus Free's Simon Kirke (Drums) and King Crimson's Boz Burrell (Bass), who passed away in 2006.  Over the next nine years, the band released a string of six albums that sold tens of millions of copies, yielding international hits "Can't Get Enough," "Bad Company," "Feel Like Makin' Love," and many others penned by the main songwriters Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs.  Original members Rodgers, Ralphs, and Kirke will be joined by guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning (from Paul Rodgers solo band).  

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have built and maintained their tremendous legacy, which began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones; Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remain a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. 

The complete itinerary follows:
7/8                   Rama, ON                               Casino Rama (Bad Company Only)
7/10                 Bangor, ME                            Waterfront
7/12                 Mansfield, MA                        Xfinity Center
7/13                 Darien, NY                              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/15                 Raleigh, NC                             Walnut Creek Amphitheater
7/16                 Charlotte, NC                          PNC Pavilion
7/18                 Philadelphia, PA                      TBD
7/19                 Bristow, VA                            Jiffy Lube Live
7/22                 Cuyahoga Falls, OH                Blossom Music Center
7/23                 Tinley Park, IL                        First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/25                 Clarkston, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre

Schmitz, Meehan and Seeger Return To Write New Chapter In The Band's History

New York, NY --- The Last Hombres return after a decade out of the spotlight.  Principal songwriters and original members Paul Schmitz (guitar, vocals), Michael Meehan (bass, vocals), and Russ Seeger (guitars, vocals), have brought on Chris James (Hammond B3, Wurlitzer, pedal steel, vocals ) and Tom Ryan (drums) to round out the line-up.  On June 24, Odd Fellows Rest will be released via new partner Louisiana Red Hot Records, and the next chapter begins.

The band is on a musical journey with no set destination. They are seekers following the collective muse of their songs, and united by their individual perspectives. More than just a collection of players, they are a real band, with a sum that eclipses the parts.  The repertoire is an amalgamation of dreams, poetry, and stories that together represent what The Last Hombres define as "the process." Trust the process, and the collaboration morphs from raw ingredients to powerful concoctions that are uniquely theirs, sharing these different views and styles with a passion for expressing hard life observations.

They easily articulate the qualities that make their collaborations so compelling.  They offer collectively visible analogies that include, "The tightness of the Stax house band; the looseness of a second line; a chapter of a Flannery O'Connor novel; the pull of a Saturday night; the gravity of church on Sunday morning."  The songs are deeply literate and driving roots rock that express aspects of the American experience from a multitude of angles - Americana with muscle.  It is as if they are on a road trip from Broadway to Bourbon Street, becoming more enlightened with every mile passed in their collective journey. 

This is chapter two for the band, and the story begins close to a decade from where the last passage was written.  In the beginning, luminaries that include Buddy Cage, Rick Danko, and Levon Helm were intertwined within the band's birth.  Helm became their drummer for the Koch release Redemption, and took the ride for a while, and in turn affording the band a legacy with a formidable foundation on which to stand.  At the time, All Music Guide's Stewart Mason wrote, "...Helm has good taste: Unlike so many of the minor-league roots-rock bands dotting the bars of America, The Last Hombres have strong songwriters in singer Paul Schmitz and bassist Michael Meehan, and fiery (but never too flashy) lead guitarist Russ Seeger."

After a period of time, Levon opted to stay close to home, developing a series of celebrated barn parties (aka the Midnight Ramble).  They all individually continued to lead prolific careers, but the Hombres drifted towards varied projects.  As the years went by, they all became friends and musical collaborators with Chris James, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist active in the New York area.  But it would take another force of nature to get all these Hombres back in a room making music together -- drummer Tom Ryan.  Writer, DJ, and general raconteur, Ryan is an active character.  While organizing a benefit for a fellow musician under his New York Roots Music Association umbrella, he asked The Last Hombres to reunite for a short set. After some quick rehearsals, the band found themselves on stage together for the first time in eight or so years, and therein begins the next chapter that inevitably delivered Odd Fellows Rest

Ryan's newly built home, with its New Orleans inspired architecture, became the workshop / gathering place / rehearsal studio. Dubbed “The Bunker,” it’s authentic southern hospitality and cuisine served up by NOLA native Heidy Ryan was the perfect place to work out what became a huge backlog of powerful material from these three writers – Russ Seeger, Paul Schmitz and Michael Meehan. 

They began where they left off, penning literate roots rock, surrealistic alternative country, and dusk colored gypsy outlaw ballads that together form a solid collection of great material. And so they began the process...torch welding the spare parts into a larger whole.  Guitarist and violinist Russ Seeger reveals, "We decided to texture the songs a little differently this time, with the New Orleans horns becoming more integrated, along with a more powerful drum and bass experience." 

Not wanting to lose the vibe of “the bunker,” the band reconvened at the highly regarded One East Studios in New York City, where they could watch each other's hands, eyeball to eyeball, while the machines ran with Producer Yohei Goto at the helm.  The 13-song album was then put in the trusted hands of Scott Hull, veteran Mastering Engineer at MasterDisk, resulting in the aptly named Odd Fellows Rest. Schmitz offers, "What I find odd about the album are the songs written separately over a different period of time by three different writers working in different places, and somehow the songs all speak to each other and answer each other.  I think that is collective vision.  That's the way this seems to work."

As they rise from the ashes, The Last Hombres offer fatalistic Americana that is overflowing with wisdom and insight, following a new muse as their journey continues.  Everybody pays a price for the choices they make - or don't make. With both gravitas and humor, as the road twists and turns towards an uncertain future, they continue on their path, knowing full well that the beauty lies not in the destination but in the journey.


 New York, NY (April 7, 2014)- Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the May 13 release of Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo 1993 on DVD, SD Blu-ray and double CD formats, from the incomparable Dio [Pre-book Order Date April 18, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 SD Blu-ray, $17.98 2CD]. 

This is the first ever video release of this classic 1993 concert and includes anthems such as “Holy Diver,” “Rainbow In The Dark,” “Strange Highways,” “Stand Up And Shout,” “Man On The Silver Mountain,” “Heaven And Hell,” “We Rock,” and more. Filmed at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on December 12, 1993, this concert film captures the then newly-reformed Dio on the last night of their European tour in support of the Strange Highways album. The line-up of Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vinny Appice (drums), Jeff Pilson (bass), Tracy G (guitar) and Scott Warren (keyboards) the band delivered a blistering performance of tracks from their new album, previous Dio classics and favorites from Ronnie’s career with Black Sabbath and Rainbow. This powerful performance is presented in DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dolby Digital Stereo.

In addition to this amazing concert, the AV formats offer a bonus Behind-The-Scenes feature entitled “Hangin’ With The Band”.

One of the most influential and celebrated vocalists / frontmen of hard rock and heavy metal, the late Ronnie James Dio’s commanding vocals and mammoth stage presence has resonated with generations of fans. His sophisticated, classical vocalization mixed with imaginative, fantastical song themes was genre-defining, establishing him as one of music’s most beloved icons. Live In London: Hammersmith Apollo masterfully captures him and his namesake band, Dio.

For a sneak peak at Live In London – Hammersmith Apollo, here’s a video of “Mob Rules” -

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1) Stand Up And Shout  
2) Strange Highways 
3) Don’t Talk To Strangers  
4) Evilution 
5) Pain   
6) The Mob Rules  
7) Children Of The Sea  
8) Holy Diver  
9) Heaven And Hell  
10) Man On The Silver Mountain  
11) Drum Solo  
12) Heaven And Hell (reprise)  
13) Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost  
14) Hollywood Black  
15) The Last In Line  
16) Rainbow In The Dark  
17) We Rock  
18) Here’s To You

Southern Rock Legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, InTheStudio On Second Helping  40th Anniversary: Gary Rossington, Ed King Share “Sweet” Stories

Dallas, TX - April 8, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 40th anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s career-breaking 1974 classic Second Helping.

Lynyrd Skynyrd was a welcome dose of danger in a musical scene gone soft by the early ‘70s. The Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced and the epic “Free Bird”, but the April 1974 follow-up Second Helping is the incredibly strong album which busted the band wide open, producing the rebel singalong Top 10 hit “Sweet Home Alabama” and a stack of southern rock classics including “Don’t Ask Me No Questions”, “Workin’ for MCA”, “The Needle and the Spoon”, their definitive version of the late J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze”, and two songs unlike anything on the first album, “The Ballad of Curtis Loew” and the achingly bluesy “I Need You”.  

Original guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King tell the story of the Jacksonville, Florida “band of brothers” with nothing but dreams, making it big and spreading the love of Southern Rock across to the globe. Gary Rossington sums up, to InTheStudio host Redbeard, what Rossington believes was the secret to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s musical identity. 

“ In those days it was the Alice Coopers and Kisses and all the make-up. That’s who was making it. We were kinda REAL. We wore blue jeans and T-shirts. Our music was our gimmick.”

This program also contains Skynyrd bassist the late Leon Wilkeson’s final national radio interview. 

Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘Second Helping’ /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:
Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: HYPERLINK “
Direct Link to Lynyrd Skynyrd website: HYPERLINK
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MOTÖRHEAD’s Lemmy Kilmister Makes the Official Coin Toss at Last Weekend’s LA KISS AFL Game in Front of 14,000+ Fans!
Catch Slash Jamming a Few Tracks with MOTÖRHEAD this Friday, April 11th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA & at Coachella on 4/13 & 4/20

New Single ‘Crying Shame’ – At Radio Now + Watch the Lyric Video HERE

Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was busy last weekend making a very unique local appearance at the home opener for the LA KISS AFL football team at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA – taking part in the official coin toss! There were over 14,000 fans in attendance to see the LA KISS take on the Portland Thunder. Steel Panther played the halftime show with Nita Strauss of the Iron Maidens as the guest guitarist! See above for a shot of Lemmy as he prepared for the coin toss with a referee and several AFL players.

MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA.

**This just in – the one and only Slash will jam on a few tracks with MOTÖRHEAD at their Los Angeles date this Friday, as well as both Coachella dates!

MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:
4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
|4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

MOTÖRHEAD is taking part in Record Store Day 2014 in a big way – offering a must-have collectible item! The band is releasing a limited and numbered special edition Aftershock picture disc vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19th. The 180-gram picture discs are limited to 4,500 units worldwide and are individually numbered. Go to to find a participating Record Store Day store near you.

Catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon. Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat, as well as full details and cabin pricing, are on sale now at

MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock did not only act as another stellar addition to the band’s legendary catalog, but is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of 2013. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD’s biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date. You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).  


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From left: Jason Hann, Michael Kang, Michael Travis, Bill Nershi, Keith Moseley, Kyle Hollingsworth

Today (4/8) THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT and exclusively premiered a behind the scenes, in-studio performance video for new track “So Far From Home,” from the band’s upcoming album SONG IN MY HEAD out April 29 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records. Check it out here: The video explores THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s creative process in the studio working out the song’s elements and captures the energy in the studio between the band and the album’s producer Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads.

The acclaimed independent and innovative band celebrating their 20th anniversary this year has also launched a Twitter campaign (#SongInMyHead) in advance of the release of SONG IN MY HEAD. Band members are sharing the songs in their heads via the band’s Twitter account (@SCI_Official) leading up to the album’s release. So far, the songs in drummer Michael Travis’ head are “Leaves Fall” by Mansions on the Moon and “Ohh Bell” by The Barr Brothers, keyboard & vocalist Kyle Hollingsworth shared "Have a Day/Celebratory" from Polyphonic Spree, while percussionist Jason Hahn can’t get Ojos de Brujo’s "Donde Te Has Metido" out of his head. More songs from the band will be shared and fans are encouraged to share their picks as well using #SongInMyHead.

SONG IN MY HEAD is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “We continue to be the newest version of our expanding stylistic interest. This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”  Check out a promotional video for the album here.

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT--BILL NERSHI (guitars and vocals), MICHAEL KANG (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), KEITH MOSELEY (bass & vocals), MICHAEL TRAVIS (drums and percussion), KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH (keyboards & vocals) and JASON HANN (percussion)--continues their extensive touring schedule with several festival performances confirmed including headlining the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Thursday, May 1. See below for a list of confirmed dates, with more to be added. Check out this live video from the band’s 2013 New Year’s Eve show at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO here.
SONG IN MY HEAD pre-sale contest:

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum and Percussion Set on Forthcoming North American Tour!

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour 2014

Los Angeles, CA – Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour! During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

“TERRY BOZZIO - An Evening of Solo Drum Music” is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is “a storyteller,” able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

Terry has had tremendous success with his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). Please note that this is not a bombastic 2 hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, “an evening with Terry Bozzio.” In most of Bozzio’s works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms. There is space, classical forms & structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting & fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO North American Tour Dates:
Aug 15, 2014 - Mexicali, BC, Mexico - Lob Bar (Bol Bol)
Aug 17, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ - MIM Music Theater
Aug 23, 2014 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
Aug 26, 2014 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
Aug 28, 2014 - Conroe, TX - Dosey Doe
Aug 29, 2014 - Fort Worth, TX - McDavid Studio
Aug 31, 2014 - Austin, TX - One World Theater
Sept 04, 2014 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live
Sept 05, 2014 - Largo, FL - Largo Cultural Center
Sept 10, 2014 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Sept 11, 2014 - Wilmington, DE - World Café
Sept 13, 2014 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint
Sept 14, 2014 - New York City, NY - Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 15, 2014 - New York City, NY - Iridium (2 shows - 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 16, 2014 - Stafford Springs, CT - Stafford Palace Theater
Sept 19, 2014 - Richmond Hill, ON, Canada - Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Sept 21, 2014 - Buffalo, NY – Nietzches
Sept 24, 2014 - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley
Sept 26, 2014 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
Sept 30, 2014 - Little Rock, AR - Juanitas
Oct 05, 2014 - Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 06, 2014 - Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 14, 2014 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Orpheus Theatre
Oct 16, 2014 - Vancouver, BC, Canada – Imperial
Oct 17, 2014 - Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - Tidemark Theatre
Oct 19, 2014 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
Oct 20, 2014 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Oct 23, 2014 - Oakland, CA - Yoshi´s
Oct 25, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Catalina´s
Oct 26, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Catalina´s

In other news, Over the last four decades, drummer Terry Bozzio has built an extraordinary legacy based on his unique approach to rhythm and the diverse and acclaimed recordings to which he's contributed. On April 18, 2014 he'll go beyond genres into new mediums with the release of an art collection titled [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH]. Available exclusive at, the collection is a fusion of artwork crafted over the last three decades mixed with new abstract visuals made from capturing rhythm.

A project that began a year ago, [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] is a highly limited release of artwork on canvas. The collection's visuals are a unique fusion of ink sketches Bozzio has made throughout his career, as well as his take on the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas, a process of creating abstract artwork through the documentation of rhythmic performance and light movement. To build the collection, Bozzio joined Los Angeles art team SceneFour in the creation process. SceneFour is the team responsible for the rhythm-on-canvas movement, working exclusively with the world's finest drummers to craft abstract artwork from performance. “Terry's collection is a remarkable step forward. His style is so unique that once captured the arcs and techniques he's mastered become crystal clear to a discerning viewer,” SceneFour's Co-Founder Cory Danziger states. “The fusion of Terry's sketches into the rhythmic creations is a natural. His work behind the kit has similarities to the artwork done by hand. It's very telling of how his creativity is consistent even as it crosses platforms.” In total, twelve different works are featured in Bozzio's collection, with a limited number of each piece available to the public on April 18, 2014. Each piece is numbered and signed individually by Bozzio. To join the interest list to learn more and see it before the release, sign up at Terry's stage setting for his upcoming solo drum tour will include large pieces of his [RHYTHM] + [SKETCH] work as a backdrop on the stage.

"I just want to make music on the drums." - Terry Bozzio

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Tickets On Sale Beginning April 12 Through The Live Nation Mobile App and At

Who better to declare “LET ROCK RULE” than AEROSMITH, America’s Greatest Rock Band?

Rock’s most lethal army--Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford--and special guest SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will join forces for “LET ROCK RULE,” this summer’s definitive rock & roll experience.

Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below).  AEROSMITH and SLASH--longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years--will also take over Boston, MA. (Xfinity Center), Los Angeles, CA (The Forum) and San Francisco, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion) among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park).

This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Saturday, April 12 through the Live Nation mobile app and at The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.

“Looking forward to inciting a riot and building the tribal bonfire even higher--it’s a win win with Slash,” said Steven Tyler.

Says Joe Perry: “The writing’s on the wall--Aerosmith and Slash.  We’re gonna let rock rule this summer.  Catch us if you can.”

Says Slash: “Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time. It’s  an honor for me to go out & tour with them and  keep the rock ‘n roll banner flying high.”

The excitement all started when JOE PERRY took it to the streets with RISK, the famous graffiti artist, last Thursday night for “LET ROCK RULE” and things began ramping up mysteriously when the AEROSMITH logo, and the tour announcement date of 4.8.14, was bombed on various buildings in downtown Los Angeles by JOE PERRY and RISK. Following this, AEROSMITH drummer JOEY KRAMMER stepped up the momentum and went to Downtown Austin with street artist, CHUNK, to continue the “LET ROCK RULE” tagging. It was all first reported by TMZ-- the “bombing” has continued every night.

JOE PERRY says, "I have always felt that AEROSMITH was Americas hometown band and what better way than to take matters into our own hands to spread the word.”

Earlier today (April 8) STEVEN TYLER and JOE PERRY revealed--on the Ryan Seacrest radio show--that they would perform a free set to announce the “LET ROCK RULE” tour. AEROSMITH, with a special guest appearance by SLASH, played a roof-raising set for the assembled crowd at the Whisky A Go Go, the historic Los Angeles venue where they performed their first LA gig in 1973.

AEROSMITH’s North American summer dates will follow the band’s overseas dates kicking off May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey and will hit 16 countries including stops in Russia, France, and the U.K. before wrapping July 2 in Kiev, Ukraine

The North American “LET ROCK RULE” tour dates for AEROSMITH and SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are as follows:











Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre



Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park



Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center



Cadott, WI

Rock Fest



Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center



Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre



Inglewood, CA

The Forum



Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena



Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys



Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion



George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre



Denver, CO

Pepsi Center



Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center



The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion



Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena



Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall



Newark, NJ

Prudential Center



Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live



Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre



Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park





 “**” are tour dates going on sale Saturday, April 12


AEROSMITH’s overseas summer tour dates are as follows:







Istanbul, Turkey

ITU Stadium



Sofia, Bulgaria

Lokomotiv Stadium



Vilnius, Lithuania

Siemens Arena



Moscow, Russia

Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena



St. Petersburg, Russia

SKK Arena



Helsinki, Finland

Hartwall Arena



Stockholm, Sweden

Tele2 Arena



Kristiansand, Norway

Odderøya Amphitheatre



Horsens, Denmark

CASA Arena Horsens



Berlin, Germany

O2 World



Lodz, Poland

Atlas Arena



Derby, United Kingdom

Donington Park



Oberhausen, Germany

Konig - Pilsener Arena



Clisson, France

Hellfest Grounds



Milan, Italy

Fiera De Milano



Clapham, United Kingdom

Clapham Common



Kiev, Ukraine

National Sportkomplex

AEROSMITH--Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums)--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 into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44thannual SHOF ceremony also in 2013.   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.

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.” 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 are currently in the studio with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at work on a new album set for release September 2014.

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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators:!/slash

Reel-To-Reel: Slash – Episode 7
Ernie Ball is giving fans a chance to join Slash inside the studio!

Our cameras will follow the iconic guitarist as he records his third solo album, allowing fans to glimpse inside the creative process of a true rock legend.

The online video series, 'Real to Reel with Slash,' will premiere a new episode every Tuesday on SlashOnline and will feature weekly updates documenting the entire recording process.

Nirvana Tap Joan Jett For Rock Hall Induction Jam?

As rumors continue to swirl regarding the status of Nirvana's unconfirmed performance at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in New York on Thursday, the surviving band members have posted a photo of their gear that suggests Joan Jett may be involved.

An image of the band's gear - including Jett's easily-identifiable guitar - appeared Tuesday on the Facebook pages of both Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.

The status of a Nirvana performance at the Rock Hall event remains a tightly guarded secret. The band will be inducted by R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe during the ceremony at New York's Barclays Center; other honorees include KISS, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

Paul McCartney Reveals North American Summer Tour Plans

Paul McCartney has revealed that he will be hitting the road in North America this summer and he had announced the initial four dates for the 2014 trek.

The former Beatles' camp sent over these details about the announced dates. The shows include McCartney's first show in New Orleans since 2002 and his very first shows in Louisville KY and Albany NY.

While there are still more dates to be announced, the initial dates are rounded out by McCartney's return to Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center for the first time since opening the arena with a pair of instantly sold out shows that took place in August of 2010.

Initial Paul McCartney Summer Tour Dates:
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
June 26 - Louisville, KY - Yum! Center
July 5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center

More dates still to be announced.

Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani To Get The Blues?

Joe Satriani is in talks with Sammy Hagar about recording a new album. But it's not a new Chickenfoot album that's on the agenda. Satriani is apparently trying to convince the Red Rocker to do a blues album.

"I'm excited about tapping into that part of Sam, because he is such a soulful singer and a lot of people don't see that, because you know, Sammy loves to just create a party wherever he goes. He has the true gift of just lifting people up with his energy. But when you catch Sam in a quiet moment and you start playing some blues and stuff, all of the sudden this deep river of soulfulness comes out of him and I've always related to that. I've always loved that in other musicians," said the legendary guitarist in an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock.

"The very first time we started writing together many years ago, suddenly that came out and I went "Oh man, Sam - we've got to do more songs like this!" So I think he's feeling like he's in that space right now," Satriani continued. For a taste of what a Satriani/Hagar blues outing might sound like, check out the bonus track "Bitten By The Wolf" from Chickenfoot's debut album here.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Teases New Song

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has launched a 46-second teaser for the track " You Done Lost Your Good Thing" which comes from his forthcoming album Goin' Home.

It's set for release on May 5 via Mascot Label Group, while the KWS Band appear at London's O2 Academy Islington on April 30, as part of a European tour.

It's Shepherd's first studio outing since the launch of supergroup The Rides' debut album, also featuring Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg. Check out the song tease here.

Kurt Cobain Was Planning To Make Blues Album

A friend of Kurt Cobain has said that the Nirvana frontman had begun planning to record an album of old blues covers before his suicide 20 years ago.

He was found dead at his Seattle home, aged 27, after having spent some time struggling with the demands of being famous, and being regarded as the icon of a generation.

Greg Sage, guitarist with US punk band Wipers, tells NME: "He wanted to come to Arizona and record at my studio, and do an album of old blues covers."


(New York, NY) - Neal Schön fans can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of the video for "Exotica" on Vintage Guitar.  The psychedelic video, which includes commentary from Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo, is the first from the forthcoming jazz and blues-inspired hard rock studio album, SO U, and is one of two instrumental tracks from the effort.  SO U features Schön along with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee's songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.  SO U will be available on May 19th in North America via Frontiers Records.  The album can be pre-ordered now via iTunes, Amazonand via the Journey online store; those who purchase SO U now via iTunes will receive "Exotica" as an instant gratification track.

Best known as co-founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schönhas 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.  Schönmoved 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, Schön 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, Schöncontinues with the band today in its latest incarnation. 

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schön 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 Schönstill 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, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal SchönSignature Model Custom Les Paul" guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.

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KISS Star Paul Stanley Slams Rock Hall, Ace and Peter, Gene's Ego

Yesterday (April 7), CBS This Morning aired their interview with KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley, who discussed the band's upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as his relationship with longtime partner in crime Gene Simmons and ex-bandmates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley.

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fluff, it's a farce," he told Anthony Mason. "We are the bitter pill that they ultimately had to swallow. They don't like us. The only reason they're inducting us is because they began to look foolish at some point, for not having us in."

Stanley also gave his take on Simmons, the man, the myth and his friend. "He's this guy who everybody sees as the brains behind KISS. Really, what he is, is the mouth behind KISS!," Stanley explained. "I always tell people he lives two minutes away [from me] and I can see his ego from here!"

But while he's still close with Simmons-not only do they still lead the band together, but now they're co-owners of a football team, the L.A. KISS-the same isn't true for the other founding members of the group.

"They don't belong in the band, and they don't belong in a position to represent the band," he said of Frehley and Criss. "We were asked by the Hall of Fame to have the original members to put on the makeup and play with us. We're not other bands! We have a uniform that represents who we are. If the original lineup goes up for the sake of nostalgia, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I run the risk of negatively impacting what I've spent 40 years doing.

When asked why they wouldn't do it one more time for old time's sake, his response was, "How about for old times sake, you go back and spend the night with your ex-wife? You wouldn't make good music!"

Watch the interview here.

MelodicRockRecords Announces Two New Releases

MelodicRockRecords is excited to announce the anticipated release of one of 2014's finest power pop/melodic rock releases, the debut album from Aussie act The Radio Sun. The band's debut album Wrong Things Right will be released worldwide May 19.

Australia's The Radio Sun have been very busy since they formed in 2012. With past members from the excellent Square One and some of Melbourne's best local musos, The Radio Sun are about catchy rocking songs with an emphasis on layered vocal harmonies somewhere in between Rick Springfield, Nelson, Firehouse and The Marvelous 3.
After locking in Paul Laine (solo, Danger Danger, Shugaazer) to mix the band's debut album in 2013, The Radio Sun impressed so much that Paul Laine asked the guys to be his backing band on his recent tour downunder. The Radio Sun will also do double duty at next year's MelodicRockFest 4 by again being a part of the Paul Laine band and then performing the very next day in their own showcase set. Things are definitely looking up for the boys from downunder with their debut album Wrong Things Right to be released through MelodicRockRecords May 19.

The album cover and CD package was crafted by the always awesome Swedish artist Monowasp.
Pre-orders available this week...
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"The Radio Sun debut album 'Wrong Things Right' has that 'feel good' sound with a focus on catchy choruses, big vocal harmonies and rokken guitars" ~ guitarist - Stevie Janevski.

Track listing: 01. Wrong Things Right 02. Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover 03. World's Crazy Now 04. No Ordinary Star 05. Let's Talk About Love 06. Julie 07. Do It Again 08. Take A Look Around 09. Summer Girl 10. Goodbye 11. Head Over Heels 12. Beginning Or The End.

Soundbytes: Wrong Things Right / Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover / Let's Talk About Love / Julie .

MelodicRock Records is excited to finally announce the long awaited album release from cult melodic rock outfit Loud Lion.

Die Tough will be released worldwide May 19 and will feature the following tracklist: 01. Love Will Break Your Heart 02. Lion's Den 03. Lion Eyes 04. Die Tuff 05. Loud Lion Theme Song 06. Dawn Of The Dead 07. The Hills Have Eyes 08. Sunset Slip 09. None More Fast.

Soundbytes: Love Will Break Your Heart / Lion Eyes / Die Tuff / Sunset Slip.

Loud Lion created a huge buzz several years back, but their album never appeared....until now! Loud Lion is the brain child of pop/rock icon Bleu who put together the project to pay homage to Mutt Lange and Def Leppard. The album includes 9 original songs "in the style of" classic Def Leppard and features Bleu along with Taylor Locke (Bleu's co-creator & main partner in LoudLion, most widely known as the lead guitarist for Rooney), Adam Ross (Rihanna's touring guitarist), Allison Robertson (The Donnas lead guitarist), Maclaine Diemer (Bang Camaro - keyboards, guitar), John Fields (uber producer), and Dylan Halacy (Bang Camaro - drums). All songs produced by Bleu .

Bleu comments on the Loud Lion CD: "Def Leppard hasn't put anything as good as Loud Lion out in at least a decade! If you like Pyromania and Hysteria (and f**k you if you don't) then you'll love this record - and that's not even taking into account the brain-liquidating shred-fests. An homage has never (ever) sounded so majestic!"

The tracks were fully remastered in LA by JK Northrup for release by MelodicRock Records. The release features a booklet featuring all new artwork, lyrics and graphics.
Pre-orders will be available in the next week!

Due to circumstances beyond the control of MelodicRock Records, the Lillian Axe release has been delayed. We were informed last week that the USA release was delayed until May 27 and have no choice but to defer to their new date, but after some negotiation, we have received confirmation that the MRR/Cargo European release will happen exclusively ONE WEEK EARLIER - on May 19.
Pre-orders are already open for this title - which can be sampled in full via the One Night In The Temple page here:

Performed acoustically in an intimate setting housed in a Masonic Temple in the Bayou, with their most diehard fans, One Night in the Temple, features all their hits including, True Believer, Show A Little Love, Crucified, Misery Loves Company, Ghost of Winter, The Great Divide, Bow Your Head, Waters Rising and the crowd favorite Nobody Knows.
Lillian Axe founder Steve Blaze reflects; "When I first had the idea of putting this show together, it was originally going to be a private 20 person show with acoustic guitars, vocals and no production, however, it took on a life of its own."

One Night in the Temple; will be released as 3 disc set (2CDs/1DVD and 2CDs/1Blu-Ray), housed in an elaborate Digipak. Filmed in high definition, the Blu-Ray and DVD will contain the acoustic performance, fan question and answer session, videos for the songs Caged In and Death Comes Tomorrow, live concert footage from their July 4, 2013 performance at the Paragon Casino and behind the scenes footage.

The MelodicRock Records European release will be the 2CD/1DVD version, with Region 0 NTSC formatting for the DVD disc.
There are a LIMITED NUMBER of this title that will be available direct from

Releases April 15th On Guessing Game Music

“@DuffMcKagan: Just listened to a preview of @GuessingGame5 new record! you guys are gonna dig this. Great job Mr @JeffreyRouse !!!!” …Duff McKagan (GnR)~

HOLLYWOOD, CA (April 8, 2014) – It’s coming ….. Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses sings high praises of the new album Holy Crow  from Seattle’s latest rising rock band, THE GUESSING GAME.

Holy Crow releases on April 15th on Guessing Game Music. The Guessing Game has a knack for blending the energy of more traditional pure rock with great pop hooks, spiked with hair-raising guitar solos. The first single titled Someday, So Clear will hit airwaves late April in time for the band to announce tour dates. “Someday, So Clear was written early one morning in the time it took me to drink a cup of coffee,” explains singer Jeff Rouse. “Some songs need to be fussed with and groomed, some need to just be what they are. Someday, So Clear turned out to be the latter - Thanks to the gods of rock and roll,   Here's to a little heartache, a little regret, and shitload of hope. HOLY CROW!” 

In advance of the April 15th street date, a special pre-order of Holy Crow CD is available to the fans on Amazon ( Holy Crow drips of heartache, regret and finally redemption. Like that first drink Friday evening to that last sermon Sunday morning.

01. Selling Heartbreak   [ 4:24 ]
02. Someday, So Clear  [ 4:30 ]
03. Where The Stars  [ 3:07 ]
04. All The Waste  [ 6:43 ]
05. Ready For Love  [ 4:45 ]
06. Doing Time  [ 4:04 ]
07. We'll Hold On  [ 5:21 ]
08. I Must Be Stoned  [ 4:24 ]
09. Another Sunday Morning Regret  [ 4:37 ]
10. Dead Feelings  [ 3:33 ]
11. Dear God  [ 5:17 ]

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Duff McKagan Plays First Show With Guns N' Roses In 17 Years

Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan played his first full show with the band in 17 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday and video from the event has surfaced online.

The stop is the first of five concerts McKagan will perform with the group in South America this month. "Our regular bass player, Mr. Tommy Stinson, is doing a show at Coachella with The Replacements, so we had to try to find a new guy," said Axl Rose. "He's hanging in there. [Please give] a hearty welcome to the new guy, Mr. Duff McKagan."

Early in the Buenoes Aires set, Duff handled lead vocals on a pair of covers, imcluding The Misfits' "Attitude" and The Stooges' "Raw Power."

Up next, McKagan play GNR shows in Asuncion, Paraguay on April 9, La Paz, Bolivia on April 12, Recife, Brazil on April 15 and Fortaleza, Brazil on April 17.

"It's pretty great to play these songs again, and looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again," Duff said via his publicist last week. "South America is always a radical place for rock n roll...and I'm honored to be doing this thing, in that place."
Watch video here.

Ozzy Thought Tony Iommi Was Going To Die

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has admitted he believed that guitarist Tony Iommi was going to die when he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

The guitarist revealed his health battle in 2012 - but he's gone on to receive successful treatment which, although lasting the rest of his life, appears to have got the disease under control.

Speaking on the band's current North American tour, Ozzy tells the Toronto Sun: "I always think cancer means death. I didn't know anybody who'd ever recovered. My wife recovered from colon cancer and that was the first person I ever knew.

"But he just accepts it and gets on with it. I mean, it's got to be worrying - but he's doing fine, I think. I haven't had one of them dark phone calls so I presume he's okay."

B.B. King Heckled At Recent Concert

B.B. King has been defended by stalwart supporters after he was heckled during a concert at the weekend. Some ticket-buyers at the Peabody Opera House in St Louis began making catcalls and left early as the 88-year-old icon delivered a set described as "erratic" and "rambling."

The Star Tribune reports that King only performed a handful of complete songs, with the majority of the evening made up of "meandering musical snippets, long-winded soliloquies" and "a backing band that missed its cues."

One attendee said: "Is he a living legend? Absolutely. Do I love his music? You bet. But when you're paying $150 you expect to see a show." But another reported the crowd weren't simply heckling - instead they were suggesting song titles as a way of turning King's attention back to the show. He added: "Everybody was respectful that this guy is 88 years old. It was painful to watch."

Fleetwood Mac Expand Reunion Tour With Christine McVie

More fans will have the opportunity to see Fleetwood Mac on their first tour with Christine McVie in 16 years as the band has announced additional shows for the upcoming tour.

The band revealed that they have added additional shows in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia to their On With The Show North American tour.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on September 30th in Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center and will conclude on December 20th at the 20 Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, FL.

9/30 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/02 - Chicago, IL - United Center
10/06 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10/07 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10/10 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/11 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
10/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/18 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/19 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
10/21 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/22 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/25 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/26 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
10/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/31 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/01 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
11/10 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
11/12 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
11/14 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
11/15 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
11/18 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
11/20 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
11/22 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
11/24 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
11/25 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
11/28 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
11/29 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
12/02 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
12/03 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
12/06 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
12/10 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
12/12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
12/14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
12/15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
12/17 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
12/19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
12/20 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum

Vince Neil Excited About Country Stars Covering Motley Crue

When Motley Crue announced their farewell tour in January, the band also revealed plans for a country music tribute album of their work, and singer Vince Neil says he's looking forward to the project.

"I thought the idea for the tribute album was cool until I started talking to everybody," Neil told Billboard at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday. "Then I thought it was cooler and cooler and cooler!"

"When you look at the song catalog, the songs are going to be the things that stand the test of time," said Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta when the project was announced. "I'm going to match up some of my outlaw artists with some of these great songs and we're going to go pretty wide."

Sebastian Bach To Compete On ABC Singing Show

Sebastian Bach will compete in a new ABC-TV reality series, "Sing Your Face Off." The program will feature five celebrity contestants taking on the identity of an iconic music performer each week.

Hosted by actor John Barrowman ("Torchwood", "Arrow"), "Sing Your Face Off" will see Bach compete alongside basketball star Landry Fields, comedian Jon Lovitz, singer China Anne McClain ("A.N.T. Farm") and actress Lisa Rinna ("Days of Our Lives").

Debbie Gibson and Darrell Hammond are the primary judges, and scheduled guest judges including David Allen Grier, RuPaul, Carnie Wilson, Richard Simmons, Tom Arnold and Carmen Electra.

Led Zeppelin Return Predicted By Festival Boss

Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has claimed that Led Zeppelin will play again one day - and when they do, they'll headline his festival. The move seems unlikely, with the band having refused reunion offers from all directions since 2007′s Celebration Day appearance - including an approach from former US president Bill Clinton.

And frontman Robert Plant appeared to have been joking when last year he hinted: "I'm not the bad guy. You need to see the Capricorns… I've got nothing to do in 2014."

Plant will appear as a solo act at this year's Glastonbury - but Eavis is determined that the singer, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham's son Jason will hit the stage together again.

He tells Ireland AM: "That will happen one day. I'm sure of it. They will do it.".

Walter Trout's Family Ask Fans For More Help In Liver Disease Fight

Walter Trout's family have asked fans for more help as the bluesman's liver disease continues to threaten his life. The community rallied round last month after it was revealed he couldn't afford the urgent transplant he needed, raising $125,000 in just four days.

But he's a victim of two opposing medical guidelines - meaning that if he's healthy enough to undergo the operation, he's also healthy enough to be dropped down the transplant queue.

That means more cash is needed to keep him alive until doctors can place him in the ideal situation. So his YouCaring page has raised its target to $250,000, with $181,000 already secured.

His wife Marie says: "It is a constant dual pivot. Doctors want Walter strong enough to withstand the surgery, and his lab numbers need to qualify him - meaning his labs need to show him sicker."

Robert Plant Rocks Charity Show with Steve Winwood

Robert Plant teamed up with Steve Winwood to perform at a UK charity show at a church in Northleach on Friday night, and video from the event has surfaced online.

The Birmingham Mail reports the show at St Peter & St Paul in Northleach was to raise money for The Children's Society, Christian Aid and Open Door.

Plant performed a few songs, including "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down" and "Wade In The Water", and was joined by Winwood to share vocals on "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and with others on "Twelve Gates To The City."

Police Star Andy Summers' New Group Circa Zero Release First Video

Police guitarist Andy Summers' new band Circa Zero have release their very first music video. The new video clip is for the band's first single "Levitation."

Apart from being the band's first single, "Levitation," is the lead song from the band's debut studio album, Circus Hero, which was released back on March 25.

The new video features Summers, along with singer and bassist Rob Giles and session drummer Greg Grunberg, performing the song in the recording studio.

"My goal is always to make something I'd like to drive around and listen to," Giles told USA Today. "He had the same attitude -- 'Let's just make a rock record that we love.'"

New CD By Acclaimed Guitarist Matt Stevens 'Lucid' Featuring Pat Mastelotto Of King Crimson Available On Esoteric Recordings March 31, 2014

London, UK - Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of the new album by acclaimed guitarist MATT STEVENS. Noted for his work as both a solo artist and as a member of Fierce and The Dead, “Lucid” sees Matt joined by a host of guest musicians including drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Bass guitarists Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth), Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) and Kev Feazey, keyboard players Jem Godfrey (Frost) and Emmett Elvin (Chrome Hoof / Guapo), violinist Chrissie Caulfield (Helicopter Quartet / Crippled Black Phoenix), vibe player Jon Hart and Nicholas Wyatt Duke (Trojan Horse) on Spoken Word.

Speaking about his new album Matt states; “Lucid took three years as I really wanted to make this one a significant step up from the previous albums. It’s inspired by a bit of a dark time, but hopefully it’s an uplifting record. I’m so proud of the people who played on it, working with people like Pat Mastelotto on drums from King Crimson and Jem Godfrey from Frost* was amazing but all the players really were outstanding. Stuart Marshall (Fierce And The Dead) and Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) were the rhythm section for a lot of the tracks. And it was great to have Chrissie back who played violin on the previous records. It’s a record that reflects my love of Jesu and Celtic Frost as much as the Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson or even Peter Gabriel and I’m really proud of it. If you’re not going to take risks and try and do something interesting what’s the point?”

As befits this most unique musician, “Lucid” is a carefully crafted work, and one that is surely to be one of the Progressive Rock highlights of 2014.

Track Listing

1) Oxymoron

2) Flow

3) Unsettled

4) The Other Side

5) The Ascent

6) Coulrophobia

7) Lucid

8) KEA

9) Street and Circus

10) The Bridge

11) A Boy

Released: 31st March 2014

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Ten-disc boxed set from triple-threat musician surveys Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s 45-year career; out on Fantasy Records May 27.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The stellar work of singer-songwriter-guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nils Lofgren receives a comprehensive retrospective in Face the Music, a definitively annotated nine-CD/one-DVD boxed set that takes in Lofgren’s 45-year solo career, due from Fantasy Records on May 27, 2014.

The collection’s music component, selected by Lofgren himself, comprises 169 tracks, stretching back to Lofgren’s early work with his Washington, D.C.-area band Grin, which he founded at the age of 17 in 1968, and surveying both his major-label solo albums and independent self-released music. Two of the CDs contain 40 previously unreleased tracks and rarities. The DVD features 20 video clips selected from a body of performances as diverse as Nils’ career.

A detailed, lavishly illustrated 136-page booklet, with an introduction by noted rock journalist Dave Marsh, contains Lofgren’s track-by-track commentary and personal reflections on his work, as well as his tours of duty as a sideman with such luminaries as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Ringo Starr. The set also contains homages to Lofgren by such colleagues as Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sting, Bono, and Paul Rodgers.

In its entirety, the set gives a full-length, intimately detailed picture of the performer Neil Young — who hired the 18-year-old Lofgren to play piano and guitar on After the Gold Rush in 1969 — calls “an inspiration to me for many years.” A true triple threat, Lofgren has distinguished himself as the writer of melodic, affecting, and hard-rocking songs, a sensitive and seemingly ageless singer, and a guitarist of incomparable power and imagination.

Lofgren says the project was initiated during a 2012 meeting with executives from Concord Music Group. “To my surprise, they said they wanted to do this boxed set, a retrospective of my entire 45 years, of my music,” he says. “That’s how the ball got rolling. The record company had their good ideas, and then they said, ‘It’s your boxed set, so you pick.’ They asked me to make the final choices and decisions, including every song.”

Lofgren selected his own personal favorites from his four albums with Grin (1970-73) and his highly praised solo releases for A&M, MCA/Backstreets, CBS, and Rykodisc (1975-1992), many of which had been allowed to go out of print during the compact disc era. He says, “If it takes 45 minutes of work on the Internet to find one track from 40 years ago, that’s not really available in my eyes.”

Selections include such Grin classics as “Like Rain,” “White Lies,” “Slippery Fingers,” and “Beggar’s Day” (the last of which he also recorded on Crazy Horse’s 1971 debut), plus solo gems like “Back It Up,” “The Sun Hasn’t Set,” “You’re the Weight,” “Incidentally … It’s Over,” and “Dreams Die Hard.” His collaborators include Young, Springsteen, Starr, Graham Nash, Levon Helm, Al Kooper, Buddy Miles, Aynsley Dunbar, and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

He also culled material from 10 unjustly overlooked albums issued since 1993 on his own Cattle Track Road Records imprint and sold via his web site,

“The writing was on the wall,” Lofgren says, “and in the mid-’90s I realized, look, without some hit records and some power to throw your weight around with the companies, you’re lost. Thanks to technology, I realized, ‘Now is the time for me to walk away from that and put out music I’m proud of on a web site,’ which I’ve done for 20 years. At the end of the day, I’ve continued to make solo records and release them. The downside is that it’s very grass-roots, and a lot of people might not hear about it. The upside is I’ve kept that kind of artistic freedom that I got kind of spoiled with.”

Lofgren’s selection includes gripping tracks from his studio collections of original songs — Damaged Goods (1995), Break Away Angel (2001), Sacred Weapon (2006), and Old School (2011) — plus cuts from four live albums, the soundtrack to the 1993 film Every Breath, his all-instrumental release Tuff Stuff! The Best of the All-Madden Team Band (2001), and his recital of Neil Young songs The Loner (2008). Such stars as Willie Nelson, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Paul Rodgers, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, and Sam Moore of Sam & Dave appear.

Lofgren says of the glittering group of musicians who lent their talents to his records, “Those were times that I don’t think can happen anymore. I look back and I’m quite amazed that I’ve been that blessed to make that kind of music with that cast of characters. Things like that are just magical. I never could have dreamed that they’d happen.”

Long-time Lofgren fans will find some delightful surprises on the two CDs of unissued material, which reaches back in time to his work with the pre-Grin band Paul Dowell and the Dolphin and includes rarities from the Grin era. He says, “The piece de resistance for me was finding an old master tape of Neil Young singing and playing piano on ‘Keith Don’t Go’ with Grin, and getting his permission to use it after we remixed it.”

As revealing as the music are Lofgren’s personal recollections in the set’s generous booklet, which looks at his life from his days as an accordion-playing youth in Chicago to his tours of duty with Springsteen’s E Street Band. Originally, the musician had planned to write the notes with his friend Dave Marsh. In the end, it became as close to a Nils Lofgren autobiography as we are likely to get. “Early on Dave broke the bad news: ‘This is going to be much better, and potentially a great story, if you write it and I edit it,’” Lofgren says. “I hadn’t planned on doing that kind of writing, but I couldn’t disagree with him. Hand-writing the story, it does have a completely different flavor to it. People have always asked me to write a book, and I’ve always said no. I would have to talk about my very famous friends a lot, which could probably be done with dignity, but my heart’s not in it. Dave kept saying, ‘Go deeper, write more.’ This was kind of a great excuse to share some of these stories through the history of the music. Hopefully it will give people, even fans, a deeper insight into what was going on.”

Face the Music is a much-needed in-depth look at the groundbreaking solo work of one of rock’s most underestimated, creative, and irreplaceable musicians. Summing up his monumental project, the unfailingly modest Lofgren says, “We were just grateful to play our faces off, anywhere and everywhere. To look back 45 years and to hand-pick this music and to hear it all together is pretty stunning. I’m really grateful that Concord gave me the creative license to put it together. It’s something I’ve never done before, and had given up hope of doing, and I’m very excited about it.”

Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen Classic

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his performance at the free NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Dallas, Texas on Sunday with a cover of the Van Halen classic, "Jump", and video from the show is available online .

The classic tune, from Van Halen's "1984" album, is the only number one US single in the band's career, spending 5 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1984.

The basketball-themed title was the opening song of Springsteen's set, which was streamed live online and closed out the three day event at Reunion Park in sync with the NCAA Men's Final Four weekend.

Check out the video  of the Jump performance here.

Johnny Rotten and Incubus Singer Part of Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd will betray his band/the Son of God for 50 dates on tour this summer in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

The "arena rock show" will also feature Boyd as Judas, Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams as Mary, 'NSYNC emeritus JC Chasez as Pilate, and Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols punk legend John Lydon as King Herod.

Jesus Himself will be played by Ben Forster, who was the winner of UK's reality contest show "Superstar," similar to "Grease: You're The One That I Want.".

Slash Finishes New Album

Slash has confirmed that work on his third solo album has been completed. And although he doesn't have a title, he does have a release date, which he'll confirm soon.

The former Guns n'Roses axeman laid down 17 tracks - 16 with vocals and one instrumental - with the assistance of singer Myles Kennedy and backing band the Conspirators, who appeared on 2012 release Apocalyptic Love.

Working titles include I Wanna Pull Your Hair, It Puts The Lotion On Its Skynyrd, Cheap Dick, Manual Automation, You're The Truth, Dirty Girl and Music To Murder Your Girlfriend By.

Walter Trout Benefit Concert Announced

Walter Trout benefit concert planned at Shepherd's Bush Empire. An Evening For Walter Trout will take place at the iconic London venue on May 4.

Confirmed performers include Roger Chapman, Otis Grand, Bernie Marsden, Ian Parker, Kim Simmons, Danny Bryant, Stevie Smith, Marcus Malone, Mitch Laddie, Laurence Jones and The Flamingo Club All Stars House band featuring John O'Leary and Alan Glenn.

Proceeds will go to towards the ailing icon's emergency liver transplant fund and his subsequent recuperation. According to the organisers "the goal of the evening is to pull together some great blues-rock musicians to help raise money and awareness of Walter Trout's current predicament."

Creedence Clearwater Revival Not Likely To Be Revived

Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer Cosmo Clifford admits a reunion with frontman John Fogerty would be a big moneyspinner - but he's not waiting for a call.

Clifford and bassist Stu Cook continue to work as Creedence Clearwater Revisited following the band's acrimonious collapse in 1972. And even though Fogerty last year suggested he might consider working with his surviving bandmates again, the drummer says the time has long passed.

"It would have been nice twenty years ago. But I like the guys I'm working with now," Clifford tells ABC. "I suppose if the original band got together again the money would be huge. But life is short, and the idea is to have as much fun as you can while you're on the planet.

"So I wish John well. He's got his band and we have ours, and we're happy where we are."

Robert Plant Leads Glastonbury Lineup

Robert Plant and his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, lead the lineup for this summer's Glastonbury Festival which will be taking place in late June.

Apart from the former Led Zeppelin frontman, the festival will also feature performances from Jack White, Arcade Fire, Dolly Parton, Blondie and Bryan Ferry, The Wailers, Dr. Feelgood legend Wilko Johnson, The Pixies and The Black Keys.

Organizers are expected to announce additional artist for the festival which will be taking place at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England from June 25th to June 29th.

Glenn Hughes Sees Mel Galley In California Breed Guitarist

California Breed frontman Glenn Hughes says that his young bandmate, the 23-year-old Andrew Watt, is the nearest thing to his late colleague Mel Galley.

Hughes and Galley were bandmates in Trapeze before the guitarist moved on to work with Whitesnake, Phenomena and Cozy Powell. He died of cancer in 2008.

As California Breed prepare for the launch of their self-titled debut album, Hughes tells Tight But Loose: "Andrew was born in 1991, but he sounds like he's from the psychedelic era. He is not really a 70s or 80s guy - his main influence runs from 1968 and then leaps into 1994 with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

"I haven't played with a guitar player in that vein since Mel Galley. He was a little nervous at first but he has that New York swagger and he's ambitious."

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Hits L.A. Streets To Promote Upcoming Tour
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry hit the streets of Los Angeles on Thursday with graffiti artist Risk to promote the band's upcoming summer tour with Slash.

The band tweeted a series of photos of the pair spray painting some walls with the Aerosmith logo and the tour's name, Let Rock Rule. The designs also indicate that the formal tour announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 8.

One date has been announced so far: both acts will perform on the closing night of the Big Music Fest in Kitchener, Ontario (about 90 minutes west of Toronto) on July 13.

Meanwhile, Aerosmith are set to resume their Global Warming Tour in support of their latest album, "Music From Another Dimension", on May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey…with European shows wrapping up in Kharkov, Ukraine on July 2. See the tweets here.



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Aerosmith Takes Flight 40 Years Ago On Get Your Wings
Tyler, Perry, Hamilton, Whitford, Kramer InTheStudio

(Dallas, TX) -  InTheStudio.NET, the web home for North American syndicated rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the 40th anniversary of Aerosmith’s second album Get Your Wings

New England quintet Aerosmith hatched in January 1973 with their self-titled album, but it wouldn’t be until the release of their sophomore effort Get Your Wings in Spring 1974 that Aerosmith would take off by defining the sound that would soon become America’s premiere hard rock band.

For Get Your Wings, Aerosmith enlisted the talents of producer Jack Douglas, whose crystal clear production provided a much needed boost sonically, as proof on the Aerosmith classics “Same Old Song and Dance”, “Lord of the Thighs”, “S.O.S. (Too Bad)”, “Seasons of Wither”, “Pandora’s Box” and the all important matrix that gave New Yorker Steven Tyler common ground with New Hampshire boys Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton, The Yardbirds’ “Train Kept A Rollin’ “

It is the solid bottom end provided by drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton with Joe Perry’s stiletto guitar licks a top the weaving three dimensional rhythm guitar play of Brad Whitford that makes Aerosmith’s instrumentation so alluring.  Steven Tyler’s distinctive voice seduces the ears of listeners, and together the band would explode a mere album later with Toys In The Attic

Joey Kramer tells InTheStudio host Redbeard how the hard work put into the band in those early years has been the reason Aerosmith’s sound remains timeless today.

“An album like this (Get Your Wings) is what it is because of how it was made, and the amount of time that was spent on those songs and recording this record is the reason … why it will stand up ten years from now.”

STREAM the complete Aerosmith program as part of InTheStudio’s Medium Rare “online-only” rockumentary series.

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Walter Trout Update: The Blues Came Callin'!  THE VINYL SERIES CONTINUES - 2ND READY FOR SHIPPING


Second in Series: Deep Trout

The celebration around Walter's 25th Anniversary as a solo artist was halted, when it became clear that Walter is too ill to partake in the celebrations. We have had to cancel the amazing tour of the USA, Australia and Europe planned for Walter and his band throughout 2014. Currently hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in California, Walter battles for his life while waiting for a liver transplant.

However, Walter wants the releases to continue as scheduled. He worked with the record label in the past many years preparing this year's releases. So the vinyl series continues - as does the release of the album Walter worked on until right before he was hospitalized. Also continuing as planned are a book release and a documentary on Walter's life. More on that in the months to come. The new album due to be released in June will be aptly titled: The Blues Came Callin'.

The second release in the vinyl series IS AVAILABLE NOW! Once it is gone - it will not be re-printed! Being released throughout 2014, and limited to only 2,000 copies per album worldwide, the collectible LP series is manufactured on high quality 180g vinyl. The albums will have a maximum of 20 minutes of music per side for enhanced sound quality. 

Here is a quote from Walter about it: "To have some of the best parts of my earlier recordings re-released and celebrated in high-quality audio, is a thrill of the highest order. There is something about re-hearing the music on vinyl - the warmth and the expansiveness of the sound takes me right back to the day it was recorded." 

The 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl series is available through our web store. It will be issued in Europe by Provogue / MLG on the following dates:


  • No More Fish Jokes (3/03) *STILL AVAILABLE* 
  • Deep Trout (4/07) *AVAILABLE NOW* 
  • The Outsider (5/05)
  • Positively Beale Street (7/07)
  • Breakin' The Rules (8/18)
  • Life In The Jungle (9/08)
  • Unspoiled By Progress (10/06)
  • Transition (11/03)
  • Prisoner of a Dream (12/01) 
  • Face The Music (12/15).

KISS Launch Mobile App

As KISS prepares to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has released a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices called KISS Photo Bomb.The app is available as a free download and offers both free and "premium" (e.g. fans have to pay for it) virtual KISS items, according to the announcement.

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons had this to say about the app, "We are excited to expand the KISS experience to our mobile fans. KISS PHOTO BOMB will rock the charts with fans around the world!"

The developers of the app, Bare Tree Media, provided these details about the program: KISS PHOTO BOMB allows fans to KISSIFY their photos and text messages with rock 'n' roll elements from their favorite rock band. Fans can easily add KISS effects, KISS make-up, KISS band members, KISS frames and more. The app allows users to instantly share their KISS moments with friends via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. There is even a feature to rock out text messaging by applying KISS emoticons when texting from the app. Fans can also connect to and get up to date news on the band and events.

Get more info and app download info here.

Iron Maiden's Steve Harris Launching British Lion Tour
Steve Harris will tour with his solo project British Lion in July, including three UK shows at the beginning of the journey. The Iron Maiden mainman released his album in 2012, featuring vocalist Richard Taylor, guitarists David Hawkins and Grahame Leslie and drummer Simon Dawson.

His latest tour will culminate with an appearance at the International Motorcycle Convention in Portugal. Harris says: "As fans know, I have strong ties with the Portuguese Moto Clube through our mutual friend Manu DaSilva, now sadly departed, who for many years ran Maiden's Eddie's Bar in Santa Barbara de Nexe near Faro.

"The first ever British Lion show we played was in the Clubhouse itself. When they invited us back this year, to play at the same festival Maiden headlined in 2011 in memory of Manu, it provided the perfect opportunity to schedule a few shows beforehand."

And Harris is looking forward to the opportunity of playing in clubs again. Read what he had to say and grab the tour dates here.


This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Boston and NYC . . . (more dates TBA).

Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour.

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons commented, “Ever since experiencing ‘Jeff’s Boogie,’ the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus with the curator of crunch.”

Likewise, Beck has been an enduring fan of ZZ Top, from even before their ascendance in popularity in the 70s and 80s. He remarked, “Ever since Eliminator I thought it would be great to play with ZZ Top,” and went on to declare Billy Gibbons, “The Professor of Grunge.”

This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Foxey Lady” and ZZ Top’s hit “Rough Boy” together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the band’s signature piece “La Grange.” This, however, marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will have done any sort of extensive touring together.

ZZ Top, formed in the Houston area of Texas in 1969, became a huge national touring act in the 70s and darlings of MTV in the 80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues, hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones doing the honors.

Jeff Beck, a native of London and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Famer (with The Yardbirds in 1992, and on his own in 2009), helped set the template in the 60s for the solo-heavy, feedback-laden, rock guitar hero archetype. He formed the Jeff Beck Group by the end of that decade with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart, eventually going solo, with forays into fusion and beyond in the mid-70s. Beck, like ZZ Top, has continually incorporated new sounds and technologies into his work throughout his half-century long career.  Lately, Beck has been working on a new studio album, his first since the 2010 release of the critically acclaimed Emotion & Commotion, which earned him two Grammy Awards and the highest charting debut in his career.

Jeff Beck with ZZ Top Tour Itinerary:

August 8              Ogren Park                                                         Missoula, MT
August 9              Chateau Ste. Michelle                              Woodinville, WA
August 10            Cuthbert Amphitheatre                            Eugene, OR
August 12            The Mountain Winery                              Saratoga, CA
August 13            Greek Amphitheatre                                Los Angeles, CA
August 15            Ironstone Amphitheatre                           Murphys, CA
August 16            The Joint                                                Las Vegas, NV
August 20            Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre                    Englewood, CO
August 22            Zoo Amphitheatre                                   Oklaoma City, OK
August 23            Starlight Theater                                    Kansas City, MO
August 24            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                Maryland Heights, MO
August 27            DTE Energy Music Theatre                      clarkston, MI
August 28            Ravinia                                                  Highland Park, IL
August 31            MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods           Mashantucket, CT
September 2      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion                             Boston, MA
September 3      Merriweather Post Pavilion                        Columbia, MD
September 4      Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater                   Wantagh, NY
September 6      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                  Alpharetta, GA
September 7      St. Augustine Amphitheater                       St. Augustine, FL
September 12   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                   The Woodlands, TX

More dates TBA

MOTÖRHEAD Reveals Limited Special Edition ‘Aftershock’ Picture Disc Vinyl for Record Store Day 2014
Catch MOTÖRHEAD Performing Two Days at Coachella
Set Sail on MOTÖRHEAD’s
Motörboat – September 22-26, 2014

When MOTÖRHEAD does anything, they do it big. So naturally, MOTÖRHEAD is taking part in Record Store Day 2014 in a big way – offering a must-have collectible item! The band is releasing a limited and numbered special edition Aftershock picture disc vinyl, exclusively for Record Store Day on April 19th. The 180-gram picture discs are limited to 4,500 units worldwide and are individually numbered. Go to to find a participating Record Store Day store near you.

MOTÖRHEAD’s Aftershock did not only act as another stellar addition to the band’s legendary catalog, but is widely regarded as one of the best musical releases of 2013. Aftershock marked MOTÖRHEAD’s biggest selling first week and highest US chart debut numbers to date. You can order Aftershock now in Limited Edition Digipack format via at this link. The album is also available in regular CD format and vinyl (gatefold – 180-Gram Single LP).

Last week, MOTÖRHEAD teamed up with Rolling Stone to premiere their brand new lyric video for the track ‘Crying Shame’. Check out the impressive and engaging video here, only via

Catch MOTÖRHEAD performing with Megadeth and Anthrax on the first annual MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat cruise onboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. In addition to these three rock giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises. More bands are set to be announced soon. Tickets for MOTÖRHEAD’s Motörboat, as well as full details and cabin pricing, are on sale now at

MOTÖRHEAD have confirmed select performances this spring, including two stops at Coachella on April 13th and April 20th. Other stops include Los Angeles, CA, Chandler, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and San Francisco, CA. See below for a full listing of dates.

MOTÖRHEAD Spring Performance Dates:
4/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
4/13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/15 Chandler, AZ @ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
4/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
4/20 Indio, CA @ Coachella

Make sure to also pick up your copy of the Ronnie James Dio tribute compilation This Is Your Life, which features the track ‘Starstruck’ covered by MOTÖRHEAD with Biff Byford of Saxon. The compilation hits stores on April 1, 2014 via Rhino, but you can reserve your digital copy now via iTunes here, or physical via Amazon here.

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Brian Tichy and Sass Jordan of S.U.N. performing at their first “Acoustic Stomp”, 2013

“This is great stuff! It's awesome. Great heavy riffs & vocals.” --SLASH, January 2013

New rock supergroup SOMETHING UNTO NOTHING (S.U.N.)--featuring multi-platinum Canadian vocalist and Juno Award winner SASS JORDAN, with BRIAN TICHY on guitar (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy), MICHAEL DEVIN on bass (Whitesnake, Kenny Wayne Shepherd) and drummer TOMMY STEWART (Godsmack, Lo Pro, Everclear, Fuel)--has released a follow up single and video for the "NOMAD (Rock Radio Edit)", along with 3 NEW SONGS on Robo Records, wherever digital music is sold.

The "NOMAD EP"  is available NOW:
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Amazon: click here

The "Nomad EP" features a new Rock Radio version of the single "Nomad".  James Wood of  raved about the music, "reminiscent of the classic big album sounds of the 1970s.  It's raw, real music from the days when records were played on a turntable and cranked up to 10.”

The EP also features two stunning cover songs of core classic rock artists, the Neil Young classic "Hey Hey My My" and a live acoustic guitar version of Paul McCartney's monster piano ballad "Maybe I'm Amazed"..."one of the best songs ever written" according to Tichy & Jordan.

The other new song on the EP is the explosive "Going Going Gone".  Tichy describes it as "all melody and power chords.  It's old Journey meets Joe Walsh", he also adds "and the snare drum sounds killer!"  

S.U.N. released their debut album Something Unto Nothing to rave reviews in 2013.   According to Sass Jordan "S.U.N. is currently working on our sophomore release.  We've already completed about 6 songs, but have decided to release this EP in the meantime, due to popular demand."   S.U.N.'s video for their Top 40 Classic Rock Radio hit "I'm The One" can be seen here , showcasing their non-stop, high-octane live performances. 

The band is grateful for all the support and positive feedback. “All of us in S.U.N. are psyched the album and new EP are both available in stores and that we have been getting great reviews from the media and fans alike,” says BRIAN. “You would have thought we were paying people to write this stuff!  I had to ask Sass if she was mailing out checks for all these great words of support and high accolades!” 

NOMAD EP Track listing:
1. Nomad (Rock Radio Edit)
2. Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
3. Going Going Gone
4. Maybe I'm Amazed (Sass Jordan & Brian Tichy - Live Acoustic Stomp)

The Kinks Brothers Had Private Reunion

The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has told how he and estranged brother Ray recently played music together - and their private reunion was more important than any public event could be.

The siblings have both recently spoken positively about the chances of hitting the stage together to mark the band's 50th anniversary. But Dave - who next week plays his first hometown concert in 13 years - is more concerned about coming to terms with the "toxic" relationship he has with his elder brother.

He tells the Independent: "It's like some people prefer me and Ray to be at each other's throats than to be brothers. In my 30s and 40s I resented the fact that he gave me so little credit for my input and creativity. But my love has always been relentlessly directed towards him."

He continues: "The older I get, the more difficult I find it being around Ray. I don't want to use the word 'abuse' - but I feel my energy seeping away from me sometimes if I'm with him.

"I might be sitting in the room, feeling perfectly happy, and I start to feel really tired, and wonder why. I think, 'Oh, I've got to get out.' It's always been a part of his great talent that he's been able to extract elements of people's characters and energy; so I have to limit the time I spend with him."

Nikki Sixx Names New Co-Host For His Sixx Sense Radio Show

Nikki Sixx's new co-host for his radio show Sixx Sense will be making her debut today (April 3rd). Premiere Networks announced that Jenn Marino will be taking over for Kerri Kasem.

Kasem was the co-host with the Motley Crue star since Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx launched in 2010. Sixx has posted a special farewell video to Kasem on the show's official website.

Marino will join the syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx for tonight's broadcast and will be making her debut on The Side Show Countdown this weekend (April 5th and 6th).

"I'm incredibly excited for this insane opportunity," says Marino in the announcement. "I've been a fan of Nikki for years, and respect him not only as a radio host, but also as an artist. I look forward to creating something incredible with him and the entire Sixx Sense team. To say this is a dream job is an understatement."

"From the moment I met Jenn, we had great chemistry," says Sixx. "Not only does she have a strong connection to the world of Rock music, but she's also charming, funny and relatable. I think the audience is going to love her, and I couldn't be more excited to welcome her to the team!"

Premiere Networks sent this background information about Marino: She was the onetime co-host of the popular afternoon program Priestly & Jenn on Baltimore's WWMX-FM. Prior to joining the station in 2007, she hosted middays on Baltimore/Washington, D.C.'s Rock Alternative WHFS-FM. The Oklahoma City native got her start in radio while in college, and moved on to host various timeslots at 98 Rock/WIYY-FM in Baltimore, Classic Rock KRXO-FM in Oklahoma City and other stations.

Ian Anderson Premieres 'Enter The Uninvited'

Ian Anderson has released a lyric video for the song Enter The Uninvited. It's taken from his solo album Homo Erraticus, set for launch on April 14 on his own imprint, Calliandra Records.

It's the third record to feature Gerald Bostock, who first appeared in 1972′s Jethro Tull release Thick As A Brick, then returned in Anderson's Thick As A Brick 2 in 2012.

Prog recently launched a clip from an in-depth interview with the Tull frontman about the project. Watch that here and view the new video and find out how you can get a free download of the track here.

Joe Perry Confirms Aerosmith and Slash Let Rock Rule Tour
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has posted a video message updating fans on the band's summer tour plans with Slash. Both Perry and Slash recently have confirmed that the pair will hook up for a summer US tour.

Perrry announces the name of the upcoming summer tour in the short video clip "The name of the tour is Let Rock Rule. Tickets will be going on sale real soon."

One date has been announced so far: both acts will perform on the closing night of the Big Music Fest in Kitchener, Ontario (about 90 minutes west of Toronto) on July 13.

Watch the video here.

Gregg Allman Previews Upcoming Live Release

Gregg Allman is sharing a preview of "Midnight Rider" from his forthcoming live package, "All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman."

The classic track sees Vince Gill and Zac Brown join Gregg at the event, recorded this past January at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Due May 6, the one-DVD, two-CD live set features a variety of artists paying tribute to the Allman Brothers legend.

It will include performances by Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman, Robert Randolph, Jimmy Hall, Sam Moore, Keb' Mo', Brantley Gilbert, Jess Franklin, Dr. John, Pat Monahan, John Hiatt, Jaimoe, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Jackson Browne, Zac Brown, and The Allman Brothers Band with musical direction by Don Was.

Extensive bonus material for the DVD includes 26 exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, as well as a special Gregg Allman presentation.

Check out the preview here.

Guns N' Roses Confirm Duff McKagan Reunion For Upcoming Tour

Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has confirmed hints made by Duff McKagan that he will rejoin the band for five shows in South America this month while Stinson plays previously scheduled dates with The Replacements.

"I had those Replacement shows come up the same time the (South American) tour came up, and it got to be a scheduling issue right out of the gate," Stinson tells Billboard. "I didn't want to fuck anyone up in Guns by saying, 'Hey, I can't do this tour' or anything like that. Luckily someone was able to reach out to Duff and he was amenable to the idea and was into doing it. It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl (Rose) out. So I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one.' I think people are gonna be really stoked about it. It's gonna be fun for everyone."

Rumors flew on Monday when Duff tweeted a photo of setlists full of GNR tunes, writing, "Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil! See y'all in the next few weeks, Si? GNR."

McKagan will fill-in for Stinson with the band beginning April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and continue for shows in Asuncion, Paraguay on April 9, La Paz, Bolivia on April 12, Recife, Brazil on April 15 and Fortaleza, Brazil on April 17.

"It's pretty great to play these songs again, and looking forward to playing some gigs with my pal again," Duff said via his publicist. "South America is always a radical place for rock n roll...and I'm honored to be doing this thing, in that place."

Audio Fidelity To Release The Butterfield Blues Band 'East-West' Album On Hybrid SACD

"One of the greatest guitar albums of all time...A breath taking performance from beginning to end."

Camarillo, CA – Much to the excitement of blues aficionados worldwide, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity is releasing The Butterfield Blues Band's legendary 'East-West' album on Hybrid SACD on April 1, 2014. The Butterfield Blues Band had already shown on their first album that they had a definite command of the Chicago blues idiom. On 'East-West' they open up and branch out without losing the edge and drive of their first recording. 'East-West' represented a watershed for pop music...more maturity, better musicianship, more exploration, more successful blending of other genres. 'East-West' stretches the boundaries of the blues, above any other extended piece of the mid-Sixties, a rock band finally achieved a version of the musical freedom that free jazz had found a few years earlier. It can also be heard as part of what sparked the West Coast's rock revolution, in which song structures with extended improvisation became commonplace.

In 1966 when this album debuted, it was nothing less than astonishing. A mixed-race band? A white guy singing blues? A Jewish kid and a southern farmboy sounding like Robert Johnson on guitars? The album was recorded at the famed Chess Studios in Chicago. It peaked at #65 on the Billboard pop albums chart. This album features traditional blues covers and the guitar work of Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. The edge this band had was it had people from Chicago, the home of urban blues, who had grown up and played with all the greats. "East-West" combines the emotion and power of the blues along with the swing and instrumental dexterity of a great jazz band. The two centerpieces of the album, the instrumentals "Work Song" written by jazz great Nat Adderly, and the title cut "East-West" are recognized by many as the first recorded versions of jazz-rock fusion put to vinyl.

"One of the essential albums everyone must own...An American milestone recording."

1. Walkin' Blues
2. Get Out of My Life Woman
3. I Got A Mind to Give Up Living
4. All These Blues
5. Work Song
6. Mary, Mary
7. Two Trains Running
8. Never Say No
9. East-West