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Original Foreigner members join band on Jones Beach stage in first time since 1980
 

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Says Mick Jones, “It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th Anniversary celebrations.”

FOREIGNER WOWS JONES BEACH, NEW YORK FANS WITH AN IMPROMPTU SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS LOU GRAMM, AL GREENWOOD, AND IAN McDONALD

 “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, turns 40 this year and is celebrating this milestone by headlining amphitheaters and arenas around the world. On July 20th, one of rock’s most desired reunions took place when original band members Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, and Ian McDonald joined Foreigner on stage at the Northwell Health Jones Beach Theatre, New York for a memorable rendition of some of Foreigner’s biggest hits.

Founding member Mick Jones has invited original members of the band to join the band on stage throughout the 40th Anniversary tour, and more surprise appearances are expected during the US leg of the tour. Says Mick Jones, “It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us on stage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories. All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th Anniversary celebrations.”

For the US shows presented by Live Nation, Foreigner will be joined by their good friends Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album -- and special guest Jason Bonham who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com. To coincide with the tour, FOREIGNER--Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – has released a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty FOREIGNER tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Can’t Slow Down,” “Too Late,” and the Top 20 AC hit “When It Comes To Love.” The album also features two new songs, “The Flame Still Burns,” and “Give My Life For Love,” a brand new song by Jones.

Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts forty years into the game. Recent albums including Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard's recently released “Greatest of All Time” listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 - 2/3/16). Check out the US tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on the band’s official website. Fans can check out livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news.

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ROCK NEWS FOR 07/21/17

Deep Purple Release 'Johnny's Band' Longform Video
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Deep Purple are premiering a 13-minute longform video for "Johnny's Band", the new single from their latest album, "inFinite." Directed by Craig Hooper, the extended version follows the recent release of a four-minute video clip for the song, with both serving as a fictional documentary about Johnny's Band.

It's title, "From Here To By There", is a reference to Deep Purple's movie documentary "From Here To inFinite". which is part of the limited edition of the band's current album.

The video (and song) is an in-depth, affectionate portrait of a fictional band that quickly gains success - and as quickly loses it. The members of Johnny's Band are casted with quite some familiar faces: in addition to S.E.X.'s Phil Jones, Sassafras' Dai Shell and Budgie's Steve Williams, the founding member and bass player of Saxon, Steve "Dobby" Dawson - who is said to be the inspiration for the "Spinal Tap" character Derek Smalls - is playing Old Bill the Bass. The young lead singer of Johnny's Band, Johnny Jones, is being played by singer-songwriter Steve Balsamo who, among other things, wrote and recorded together with the late Deep Purple founder Jon Lord.

Due August 4, the strictly limited collector's edition EP single for "Johnny's Band" includes four previously unreleased songs: the rehearsal "In & Out Jam", and live versions of "Strange Kind Of Woman", "The Mule" and "Hell To Pay" - all recorded in Gaevle, Sweden on August 10, 2013. Watch the video here.

ROCK SCENE AUCTIONS LAUNCHES GUNS N' ROSES ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION - CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE RELEASE OF APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

“SEE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN HEARING

Rock Scene Auctions will launch their second auction; Friday - July 21, 2017, celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the release of Guns N’ Roses groundbreaking debut album, Appetite for Destruction, featuring 15 iconic GnR photos from Mark “Weissguy” Weiss. 

Slash -"That first record where all the shit that he went through to sort of get your band together; and all the living on the street all the experiences really was summed up on one record. And was blatantly honest didn’t mince words about anything. The band had a certain kind of natural energy that just came out on the record and Mike Clink produced it and captured that. It’s just one of those records. I didn’t know it was going to become as iconic as it became. It was just us doing our songs at the time." –Slash

Mark talks about his days with Guns N’ Roses -  "I first shot Guns N’ Roses the fall of 1986, eight months prior to the release of Appetite for Destruction, they were still working on the album. The buzz was out and Hit Parader magazine wanted me to shoot them for the cover.  When I first met them they were a bit guarded, they had their own photographer who was there, the band didn’t want to shoot with anyone but him, as I was told by the publicist. The record company told them they had to shoot with me so I can get them in the magazines. I remember Axl not wanting to look in the camera. I gave them their space and shot a few rolls of film. I thought it was peculiar that they would be all glammed up and then on Axl’s pants it said “GLAM SUCKS”.  It was the beginning of many more memorable images to come …"

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REVOLUTION SAINTS ANNOUNCE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND ALBUM, ‘LIGHT IN THE DARK,’ OUT OCTOBER 13TH ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL AND RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK: https://youtu.be/ZWMgLaRppi8

July 21, 2017 -- After the 2015 release of the self-titled debut album by REVOLUTION SAINTS--Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—rock fans around the world rejoiced at the inspired musical offering. Those fans will, once again, have cause for celebration as REVOLUTION SAINTS will be releasing their second album later this year. Today, the band has released a video for the title track to the new album, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/ZWMgLaRppi8.

LIGHT IN THE DARK is due out October 13th on Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition (includes live bonus tracks on the CD and on the DVD, footage from the band’s first-ever live performance captured at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan this past April, a “Making Of” mini-documentary, and music videos for “Light In The Dark” and “I Wouldn’t Change A Thing”), Vinyl, and as a special Limited Edition Box Set (includes the Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, 180g Vinyl, T-shirt (size L), poster, lithograph and sticker). Pre-orders for all formats can be made at the following locations:

Pre-orders: http://radi.al/LightInTheDark 
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop
• Amazon: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkAmazon   
• iTunes: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkiTunes 
• Google Play: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkGooglePl   

You can also listen to Revolution Saints' newest music on Spotify here: http://radi.al/LightInTheDarkSpotify

For LIGHT IN THE DARK, REVOLUTION SAINTS once again teamed up with producer/songwriter Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, JORN), who was also behind the boards for the band’s debut album. Most of LIGHT IN THE DARK was recorded at Del Vecchio’s studios in Somma Lombardo, Italy, with additional recording taking place at Blades’ studio in Washington, Aldrich’s CasaDala studio in Los Angeles, and other countries all over the world while Aldrich was on tour with The Dead Daisies.  

“This is a fun band!” exclaims bassist Jack Blades. “I think the fans are going to pick up on the excitement and the shear musical enjoyment we are having. It was great going to Italy to get the album started and film the videos, and the music speaks for itself.”  

“’Light In The Dark’ is such a great song,” continues singer/drummer Deen Castronovo. “It was the first one we recorded. We ran through it a few times and nailed it in the first couple takes. We're so excited for everyone to hear this record. We're very happy with what we came up with and can't wait to bring it to everyone live.” 

As guitarist Doug Aldrich proclaims, “I’m very excited about REVOLUTION SAINTS’ second record! First I want to say that it's because of huge support from the fans that RS2 happened. Thank you. If you liked #1, I think you'll love this one even more. It’s stronger, and a bit heavier in some spots. We tried a few new things and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it! There’s a very good chance we’ll finally get to play live and we’re currently exploring the possibilities of a tour. For now, get ready, because the album kicks ass and it's comin’ at you real soon!” 

REVOLUTION SAINTS was born from the vision of Frontiers' President, Serafino Perugino, who for years had hoped to work on a project highlighting Deen Castronovo’s amazing vocal abilities. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on Frontiers, having Castronovo, Blades and Aldrich on board together was a dream come true for Perugino. 

This time, with one album already under their belt, REVOLUTION SAINTS entered the studio to record the new album more familiar with one another and a clear understanding of where they wanted this to go. As with the first album, Castronovo’s superb vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release and deservedly so. Pretty impressive for a man who is most widely known for his incredible drumming talents. Jack Blades really needs no introduction at this point, but for those who have been living under a rock, his bass and vocal talents are well documented over the years through his work with Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades, and more. And, of course, a major feature is the fiery and intense playing from former Whitesnake and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich, whose blistering guitar fretwork is on full display here. 

LIGHT IN THE DARK builds off the classic melodic rock style of the debut, but fans should prepare for a somehow even more inspired set and a few (pleasant) surprises. Inspiring, uplifting, emotionally powerful, and thoughtful, this album WILL be the soundtrack to many a moment in your life.  

The music media had a lot of praise for the band’s self-titled debut album:

“The 2015 eponymous debut album from rock supergroup Revolution Saints showcases the outfit's swaggering, guitar-based sound..Together, these titans of rock have crafted a soaring, lick-ripping album of classic '70s- and '80s-influenced hard rock.” -- AllMusic

“REVOLUTION SAINTS is what you should expect: sharply played, always harmonious retro hard rock...a classy, melodious and sentimental walk back to when commercial hard rock was king. An album like this in 1986 would've been an automatic chart burner and cheers to Blades, Castronovo and Aldrich for treating this moment like an automatic chart burner is imperative to their inner fabrics.” – Blabbermouth

“...a remarkable album full of winners.” – Rockrevoltmagazine

“The bottom line here is that Revolution Saints are a damn good band...This is just good music, well written, well sung and well played. Nice job guys!” – Classicrockrevisited

“These are uplifting, joyful songs and there is no brooding melancholy here. They are inspiring, positive and full of sunshine. Everyone involved is musically perfect and flawless...A fine addition to any music collection, Revolution Saints is well worth the investment.” – CrypticRock

“Revolution Saints are being dubbed ‘the musicianship to die for’ and one of the most interesting collaborations in the recent history of rock. Guessing by their first effort, there’s neither a pomposity nor an exaggeration to such statements. Revolution Saints is, to put it simply, an instant melodic rock classic standing up to reputation of all parts involved...what is perhaps the album’s strongest point is the material itself, 12 songs distinguished not only by the extraordinary performance, but also by the high quality songwriting. Intertwining soaring power ballads with fiery guitar-laden tunes, all of them embroidered with perfectly crafted melodies, Revolution Saints is not only a must for all Night Ranger/Journey/Whitesnake fans. It actually goes far beyond the musicians’ collective resumes with its catchy-yet-tasteful melodies and classic hard rock flavors.” -- Hardrockhaven

To all of the loyal REVOLUTION SAINTS fans, prepare to have your patience rewarded beyond your wildest dreams with this album! Understand this clearly, REVOLUTION SAINTS is HERE TO STAY.

Here’s the complete track listing for LIGHT IN THE DARK:

1. Light In The Dark
2. Freedom
3. Ride On
4. I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
5. Don’s Surrender
6. Take You Down
7. The Storm Inside
8. Can’t Run Away From Love
9. Running On The Edge
10. Another Chance
11. Falling Apart
12. Back On My Trail (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
13. Turn Back Time (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
14. Here Forever (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)
15. Locked Out Of Paradise (live, bonus track on deluxe edition only)

Bonus DVD contents:
--REVOLUTION SAINTS live at Frontiers Rock Festival (“Back On My Trail,” “Turn Back Time,” “Here Forever,” “Locked Out Of Paradise”)
--Making of LIGHT IN THE DARK (documentary)
--“Light In The Dark” (song video)
--“I Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (song video)

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MR. BIG ‘DEFYING GRAVITY’ OUT TODAY ON FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL;

Music Video For Title Track Online Now

July 21, 2017 -- “OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words all too familiar to MR. BIG’s fans, the band plants the flag between past, present and future with DEFYING GRAVITY, their highly anticipated, critically acclaimed ninth original studio album which hits the street today on Frontiers Music Srl.   

DEFYING GRAVITY is now available on CD, CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, and as MP3 with the Vinyl, and a Special Collector’s Limited Edition Box Set (includes: CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, Vinyl, poster, numbered lithograph, T-Shirt size Large, and sticker) to follow on August 18. The Special Collector’s Limited Edition Box Set is limited to 500 copies worldwide. All physical formats can be ordered/pre-ordered from Frontiers’ webstore at http://www.frontiers.shop with physical and digital orders/ pre-orders available at any of the following:

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Amazon: http://radi.al/DefyingGravityAmazon
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Google Play: http://radi.al/DefyingGravityGooglePl

The album can also be streamed on Spotify here:  http://radi.al/DefyingGravSpotify.

Music videos for the title track and lead single, “Everybody Needs A Little Trouble,” as well a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album can be found below:

• Behind-the-scenes: https://youtu.be/JsZXXmwkP4o
• “Everybody Needs A Little Trouble”: https://youtu.be/k2XbrucOnC8
• “Defying Gravity”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elkYpuUeB3w

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was un
ble to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.
 
DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut ’Open Your Eyes’ to the harmony-laden wonderment of “Damn I’m In Love Again” to the nostalgia trip of “1992” (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international smash “To Be With You”) to the barnstorming slide-blues closing track, “Be Kind.” Overall, the album is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence.

The rave reviews have been pouring in:
DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented Mr. Big blend of crunch and melody...”-- VintageRock.com

“MR. BIG aren’t afraid to stick to their guns in this ever changing world of music.   Throughout the album, the group of virtuosos play syncopated rhythms, lightning fast guitar solos, driving bass lines and pounding drums. The group’s syncopated rhythms literally draw you in as they often match each other rhythmically, along the lines of prog rock bands. The group’s masterful harmonies that have always been a staple on their records continue here with nearly every song giving you prominent backing vocals... These guys are proving that rock still exists and they have a statement to make. They aren’t afraid to avoid the current trends and continue to write and produce great music. MR. BIG fans won’t be disappointed...”  -- Themusicuniverse.com

“In a matter of only six days, MR. BIG was able to complete an album that has that sound fans expect from Mr. Big- with the technical accuracy in the instrumentation and the voice of Eric Martin, which still sounds as fresh as it did in the beginning... The fact that Mr. Big is still going strong after so many years proves that they are certainly ‘defying gravity.’” -- ScreamerMagazine.com

“These talented seasoned pros know music and are great musicians that definitely know song structures and know how to create wonderful melodies, harmonies, licks, vocally strong leads as well as backgrounds, experimental, not afraid to do what sounds good to them and never do status quo, that’s what makes MR.BIG always so interesting, we all know how talented they are, they can play any style any genre that they wish too, for these well rounded musicians I completely respect this album and like this album, so many great tunes on this DEFYING GRAVITY album which makes perfect purchase sense.” -- Unratedmagazine.com

The CD and LP contain the following track listing: 
Open Your EyesDefying GravityEverybody Needs A Little Trouble / Damn I’m In Love Again / Mean To MeNothing Bad (About Feeling Good) / Forever And Back / She’s All Coming Back To Me Now1992Nothing At All / Be Kind

The DVD contents are:
Defying Gravity [music video] / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [music video] / Making of
Defying Gravity [video] / Making of Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [video] / Track by track interview. Total length is approximately 65 minutes.       

The Box set includes: CD/DVD deluxe edition, Vinyl, Lithograph, Poster, Sticker and exclusive T-Shirt (L size only).

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Replaced By Little Girl At Recent Show
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Metallica's Lars Ulrich was briefly replaced on stage during their recent show in Detroit, but it wasn't big name music star making a guest appearance. It was a little girl that the band calls their "honorary Fifth Member," according Radio.com

Metallica are currently on their world tour in support their latest album, Hardwired to Self-Destruct. During their show at Comerica Park last week, the rockers welcomed a small girl named Kendalynn onstage.

As a young metal fan, they let her perch behind Lars Ulrich's drum kit and play around a bit for the crowd. While they didn't let her stay for long, she did look adorable in her oversized, noise-cancelling headphones.

The band posted the encounter on Twitter, referring to the girl as their "honorary fifth member." Check out the video here.


Chris Cornell Get Moving Birthday Tribute From Pearl Jam Star
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Thursday (July 20), would have been Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday. To celebrate the life of the late Soundgarden frontman, Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard (whose birthday was also on Thursday) penned a heartfelt letter to Cornell.

"I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone," Gossard beings. "An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far off galaxy on a grainy tv."

"We hope you're in peace and that your particles are mutating and transforming in harmony with nature," he continued. "We wish your family our utmost condolences and sympathies." Read Stone's full letter here.


Billy Sheehan's New Alt Rock Band The Fell Release First Video
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Fans are getting their first taste from The Fell, which is a new alt-rock band that includes music legend Billy Sheehan (Dave Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Winery Dogs) in its impressive lineup.

The clip is for the band's debut single "Footprints", which will be featured on their forthcoming studio album (release date not yet announced) and the video was filmed a bomb shelter and biological weapons test site on an active military compound in Poland.

Aside from Sheehan, the band lineup also includes Rock Star: Supernova star Toby Rand (RAND, Juke Kartel), producer and session guitarist Mike Krompass, and notable session drummer Randy Cooke.

The group had the following to say, "The Fell is a collaboration of musicians who hail from rock'n'roll upbringings. We wrote this record with no filter, just the pure experience of playing music around the world. The four us met through rock'n'roll, and that is the language we are projecting in this project. Lyrically, we hope to inspire those in doubt and join those who reap. It's a new world… a new fight". Watch the video here.
 

The Who's Performances On The Tonight Show Go Online
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The Who performed their 1967 classic, "I Can See For Miles", on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on July 19, and video from the program is streaming online.

The lead single from their third album, "The Who Sell Out", remains the band's biggest US hit, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album reached No. 48 on the Billboard 200.

The Who also delivered an online-exclusive performance of "You Better You Bet", a hit single from 1981's "Face Dances" album. The tune peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 as the last single by the group to reach the US Top 20 charts.

While the band are currently playing dates on a recently-launched summer tour of North America, The Tonight Show appearance promoted The Who's upcoming 6-night residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. $1 from each ticket sold for the July 29 to August 11 run will benefit Teen Cancer America. Watch The Tonight Show performances here.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Fanfare Box Set Announced
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BMG have announced that they will releasing the 'Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997' box set on September 29th, as the latest installment in their comprehensive ELP release series.

We were sent the following details: The set collates nearly 3 decades of work from the immense musical talent of keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist/vocalist Greg Lake and drummer Carl Palmer.

The Fanfare box set offers a wealth of ELP treasure for their ever increasing fanbase: All of ELP's remastered 11 albums; 5 previously unreleased CDs of never issued recordings; a never before issued triple vinyl set ('Live In Italy, May 1973'); 1 x Surround Sound Blu Ray audio, plus some high quality memorabilia including a 40-page hardback book with rare band photos, as well as tour programmes and a must-have repro 7" of 'Fanfare For The Common Man'. An expansive set befitting for one of rock's great super groups.

ELP were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, their wild stage act and dynamic music achieved global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. chart Top 10 and U.S. Top 20. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group's more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time.

Despite the sad recent deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, Carl Palmer continues to play sell-out shows all over the world with his group Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy and they will be appearing in the US August 2017 (see dates).

Fanfare 1970-1994: Box Set Contents:

*The remastered 11 classic original ELP albums (1970-94), on CD, with original sleeve artwork reproduced:
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (1970)
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (1971)
TARKUS (1971)
TRILOGY (1972)
BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (1973)
WELCOME BACK, MY FRIENDS, TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS (1974) (2CD)
WORKS VOLUME 1 (1977) (2CD)
WORKS VOLUME 2 (1977)
LOVE BEACH (1978)
BLACK MOON (1992)
IN THE HOT SEAT (1994)

Previously unreleased, gatefold, triple vinyl LP album:
LIVE AT VELODROMO VIGORELLI, MILAN, ITALY, MAY 4TH,1973 & STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY, MAY, 2ND 1973

*Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the internationally celebrated studio engineering team of Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham:
LIVE AT POCONO INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, LONG POND, PA, U.S.A., 9TH JULY 1972
LIVE AT WATERLOO CONCERT FIELD, STANHOPE NEW JERSEY, U.S.A., 13TH AUGUST 1992
LIVE AT BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONIC HALL, U.K., 27TH NOVEMBER 1992
ON THE BBC: THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1979, POP GOES SUMMER 1993
LIVE AT ÉLYSÉE MONTMARTRE, PARIS, FRANCE, 2ND JULY 1997

*Audio Blu-Ray, containing the stereo 5:1 and surround sound mixes of the albums:
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
TARKUS (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
TRILOGY (JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2015)
BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2014)

*Remastered 7" singles with reproduced original sleeve artwork:
LUCKY MAN / KNIFE-EDGE (1970)
FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN / BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (1977)

*Deluxe, hardback 12" book with band photos and extensive notes from acclaimed journalist Chris Welch, featuring quotes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer

*Reprinted original 1970 promo poster, 1972 promo brochure, 1974 and 1992 tour programs

*Metal & enamel ELP logo pin badge


Black Star Riders Release 'Cold War Love' Lyric Video
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Black Star Riders have issued a lyric video for "Cold War Love", the latest track from their third album, "Heavy Fire." Black Star Riders recorded the album just outside Nashville, TN with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Mastodon) in 2016.

"You can't fix yourself by breaking somebody else," says frontman Ricky Warwick about the fourth tune released from the set, following "When The Night Comes In", "Testify Or Say Goodbye" and "Dancing With The Wrong Girl."

The group added former Black Label Society and Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga to their lineup in May following a recent split with longtime member Jimmy DeGrasso.

Szeliga was confirmed following a series of auditions with several players in Los Angeles this spring; the two parties first crossed paths when the Irish rockers were touring North America as Thin Lizzy with Judas Priest in 2012 and Black Label Society were also on the bill. Watch the video here.

Stevie Nicks Grants Harry Styles Wish On Fallon
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Sometimes wishes really do come true. Just ask ex-One Direction singer Harry Styles. But last night the pop star might have come to the realization that you should sometimes be careful what you wish for.

During a skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the show's host offers Fallon a gift--a jade bottle from their mutual friend Stevie Nicks. Fallon suggests that Styles blow into the bottle and make a wish. Needless to say, viewers might not expect how the skit ends.

In addition to acting on the show, Styles talked about the role he played in the upcoming movie, Dunkirk, which opens in theaters Friday (July 21). The singer explained that it's not a typical war movie, but more about 'community heroism" and what can happen when people work together.

Styles also talked about his new single "Two Ghosts" and his current hit "Sign of the Times," as well as addressing the week he spent with Fallon when the two appeared on Saturday Night Live. Watch the clips from his appearance here.


BLAZE BAYLEY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ‘ENDURE AND SURVIVE (INFINITE ENTANGLEMENT PART II)’

Over the years, a whole new appreciation has developed for the “Blaze Bayley era” of Iron Maiden - which resulted in such classic albums as 1995’s ‘X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ (and the singles “Man on the Edge,” “Lord of the Flies,” “The Angel and the Gambler,” “Futureal,” and an all-new track on 1996’s Best of the Beast comp, “Virus”). 

And recently, Bayley (who was also the singer for another highly-respected rock band, Wolfsbane) has released his latest solo effort (a second in a trilogy of release), entitled ‘Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II). 

Check out the video of the new song, “Escape Velocity,” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJTXqHA2eYs&feature=youtu.be

And with the album’s release comes the announcement of an extensive North American tour, which starts August 9th on the east coast, and will run to September 9th on the west coast.

“I'm so excited about coming to USA and Canada for the ‘Endure and Survive’ part of my ‘Infinite Entanglement’ tour,” explains Blaze. “I have great memories of touring there with Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden. I'll be doing a few songs from those days and some songs from my new albums. As a thank you to my fans for waiting so long for this tour, I will be doing a free meet and greet after every show, signing any CDs and albums that I'm featured on. I'm fitting in as many towns and cities as I can on this tour and I'm hoping it will be possible to tour USA and Canada every year if fans want me to return.”

Soon, North American fans will be able to hear Iron Maiden classics and solo material performed on stage by one of the great rock singers of recent times, Blaze Bayley! 
 
TOUR DATES:

W   8/9 in Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville, Theater
Th  8/10 in Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
F    8/11 in Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance 
Su  8/13 in Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
T   8/15 in Syracuse, NY @ Sharkey’s
W 8/16 in Montreal, Quebec @ Piranha Bar
Th 8/17 in Ottawa,Ontario @ Brass Monkey
F   8/18 in Quebec City, Quebec @ L’Anti
S   8/19 in Toronto, Ontario @ Rockpile
Su 8/20 in London,Ontario @ East Side Bar and Grill
M  8/21in Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
W 8/23 in Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival 
F   8/25 in Janesville, WI @ Backbar
S   8/26 in Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgators
Su 8/27 in St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
W 8/30 in Ft. Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Th 8/31 in Austin, TX @ Come and Get it Live
F   9/1 in Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
S   9/2 in San Antonio, TX @ Rockbox
M 9/4 in Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
T  9/5 in San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Th 9/7 in Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s   
F   9/8 in Portland, OR @  Bossanova Ballroom
S   9/9 in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.blazebayley.net


The Doobie Brothers Rockin’ Down The Highway 
For The 45th Anniversary Of Toulouse Street
Interviews with Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John Hartman

Dallas, TX - JULY 20, 2017. North American syndicated Rock radio show
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  heads to New Orleans’ French Quarter via San Jose, California to hear the story behind The Doobie Brothers’ sophomore release Toulouse Street on its 45th anniversary. 

The original songs on Toulouse Street  were a musical gumbo consisting of a balanced blend of distinctly American styles including country blues, soul, acoustic folk and chugging rock and roll, while the choices of outside material to cover on Toulouse Street were a colorful mosaic running the gamut from Sonny Boy Williamson to Seals and Crofts. 

Growing up in Visalia in Central California before attending college in San Jose, Doobie Brothers singer, songwriter, guitarist Tom Johnston points out that the album is named after an actual thoroughfare in New Orleans’ French Quarter, literally 2000 miles and culturally a world away from Northern California. Yet Johnston, singer, songwriter, guitarist Pat Simmons and tandem drummer John Hartman, do not deny that the Doobies incorporated many aspects of the imagery and instrumentation of the Deep South. Tom Johnston shares with     IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard why the topic of the South became the centerpiece for Toulouse Street.

“The South is real colorful, it’s easy to write songs about the South. There’s always something you could latch on to…There colorful places to write about and the way people lived… The imagery in the South is kinda grand and yet at the same time kinda folksy.” - Tom Johnston

The Doobie Brothers Toulouse Street @ 45 / IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available to STREAM now at:  “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/doobie-brothers-toulouse-street-45th-anniversary/

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JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NEW MOBILE GAME, ‘JUDAS PRIEST: ROAD TO VALHALLA’ IS AVAILABLE TODAY



Sony Music Entertainment and legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest announced today that “Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla,” a new mobile game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in the App Store.

Game download link to App Store here: http://apple.co/2uG3i3n


The app features stunning new visuals and gameplay set to the iconic songs “Halls of Valhalla,” “Breaking the Law”, “Turbo Lover”, “Electric Eye”, and “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.”  

Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla innovates by making isolated song stems (eg drums, vocals, guitar) from the 2016 ‘Battle Cry’ album available to players exclusively within the game. 

Using an innovative visual mechanic, players must fill “stem meters” to construct the full song and progress through each level of the game.   

“When we set out to make this game, we wanted to give fans a new kind of visual listening experience” said Rob Halford, who also appears in a series of exclusive video clips throughout the game. 

“For the first time, we are making individual stems of our songs available to fans to give them a new and interactive way to engage with some of the best songs from our catalog.”  



“Judas Priest: Road To Valhalla” is a joint collaboration between Judas Priest, Sony Music Entertainment, Trinifold Management LLC UK and Babaroga, a leading mobile game studio.   

“Metal maniacs are you ready to join Judas Priest on the Road To Valhalla.....? We are excited to have you take charge and lead the way on the bike and the tour bus! Let the molten metal mayhem begin with the thrill of the ride! Can you claim victory on this perilous journey that leads you into Valhalla...?”

Have a blast and enjoy!

Rob, Glenn, Richie, Ian and Scott

About Judas Priest:

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 40 year career - originally formed during the early '70s in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest is responsible for some of the genre's most influential and landmark albums (1980's 'British Steel,' 1982's 'Screaming for Vengeance,' 1990's 'Painkiller,'etc.) and for decades have been one of the greatest live bands in the entire heavy metal genre including an iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985 - they also brought metal to the masses by their appearance on American Idol in 2011 - plus Judas Priest were one of the first metal bands to exclusively wear leather and studs -  a look that began during this era and was eventually embraced by metal fans throughout the world!   

And soon, the worlds of metal and gaming will collide head-on, with the groundbreaking new game, ‘Road to Valhalla’!  

Guns N' Roses Reunion The Biggest Tour Of The Year So Far
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Guns N' Roses have the highest-grossing worldwide tour in 2017 with their Not In This Lifetime reunion trek, according to a mid-year report by live industry magazine Pollstar.

The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan's tour has topped the list at No. 1 with an industry-leading $151.5 million gross from January 1 to June 30. Guns N' Roses were also the only concert act to sell more than 1 million tickets this year.

The group performed runs across Asia and Europe during the eligibility period, ahead of their return to North America for summer shows starting in St. Louis, MO on July 27.

U2's 30th anniversary Joshua Tree trek lands at No. 2 at $118.1 million, followed by Justin Bieber at No. 3 ($93.2 million) and Metallica at No. 4 ($88 million), with Depeche Mode rounding out the Top 5 at $68.2 million. Read more here.

Flea Addresses Red Hot Chili Peppers Retirement Rumors
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The Red Hot Chili Peppers won't be slowing down anytime soon. TMZ caught up with the band's bassist Flea, who discounted any retirement rumors as "silly talk."

The initial talks about retirement came from drummer Chad Smith, who recently revealed a conversation he had with Flea about life on the road, saying, "We were riding in a van after a gig and Flea was like, 'How much longer do you think we should' How do you think we should end this?'"

Despite Smith saying he didn't know if they could continue touring for much longer, Flea said official retirement news would be a surprise to him, as the band had made no plans to stop playing music anytime soon. Check out the video here.


Nine Inch Nails Stream New Song 'This Is Not The Place'
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Nine Inch Nails are giving fans a small taste of what is to come later this week with the release of their new EP, they are now streaming a new track called "This Is Not The Place."

The song comes from their forthcoming EP "Add Violence", which will be released this Friday, July 21. The EP is the second in a planned trilogy of new releases.

Trent Reznor's haunting vocals come in at about the midway point of the dark atmospheric track. Hardcore fans will note that the packet of pills on the desk may continue an existing NIN storyline. Stream the song here.


Metallica Release Video For Live Rarity Performance
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Metallica delivered their rarely-performed 1988 track, "Harvester Of Sorrow", at the Festival d'ete de Quebec in Quebec City Canada on July 14, and the group are sharing professional footage from the concert.

The tune was the lead single from the band's fourth album, "…And Justice For All", which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 8 million copies.

On the road in support of their latest album, "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct", Metallica were among the headliners at the 11-day Canadian event, which marked its 50th anniversary with featured sets by The Who, Muse and Gorillaz, among others.

Metallica's current North American stadium run will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16 before the group heads to Europe for a fall arena tour. That trek will begin with a September 2 show at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen - rescheduled from February due to illness - before playing Amsterdam on September 4. Watch the video here.


Randy Rhoads Guitar Secret Revealed By Blizzard Producer
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Little known recording secret of late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads has been revealed by "Blizzard Of Ozz" and "Diary Of A Madman" producer Max Norman.

Norman shared the secret during an interview with DJ Eddie Trunk (via Gibson, "When Randy did his actual solos - once we've got one - and we did a few punches maybe or he would get one all the way through - then he'd say, 'OK, let's double it!' I would be like, 'Are you sure about that? Some of these solos are pretty complex.'

"'Yeah, I got it, I got it!' So we would double it, and I'm already trying to think what I'm gonna tell Ozzy. [imitates Ozzy's voice*] 'We ain't got the f***ing tracks!' So anyway, we doubled it, and then Randy goes, 'OK, let's triple it!' And I'm like, Oh man, I'm gonna get into a lot of trouble...

"It's like doubling a vocal - it's always better if the guy just doubles the vocal. We had the same thing with Ozzy, everything that Ozzy did was doubled. All his lead vocals were doubled. All of Randy's solos were tripled, on both records."


Steve Howe Including Previously Unreleased Songs On Anthology 2
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Music icon Steve Howe has announced that he will be including some previously unreleased tracks in the second installment of his Anthology series which will focus on his work with the legendary bands Yes and Asia, as well as some of his notable collaborations.

Entitled "Anthology 2: Groups And Collaborations", the new 3 disc collection (and digital download) will be released by Rhino Records on August 11th and will feature 56 tracks total, including several previously unreleased tracks.

In addition to material from Howe's work with Yes, Asia, GTR and other bands, the new anthology will also highlight some his collaborations including Fish of the band Marillion ("Time And A Word," 1993), keyboardist Oliver Wakeman ("The Forgotten King," 2001) and Paul Sutin ("Voyager," 1995) and more. See the full tracklisting below:

Anthology 2: Groups And Collaborations Tracklisting
Disc 1
Maybellene" - The Syndicats
"On The Horizon" - The Syndicats
"Finger Poppin'" - The In Crowd
"Blow Up" - The In Crowd
"You're On Your Own" - The In Crowd
"My White Bicycle" - Tomorrow
"Claramount Lake" - Tomorrow
"Revolution" - Tomorrow
"Why" - Tomorrow
"The Spanish Song" - Canto
"Beyond Winter" - Bodast
"Nothing To Cry For" - Bodast
"Roundabout" - Yes
"Montreux's Theme" - Yes
"Tempus Fugit" - Yes
"Heat Of The Moment" - Asia
"One Step Closer" - Asia
"Lying To Yourself" - Asia
"Masquerade" - Asia *
"When The Heart Rules The Mind" - GTR
"Toe The Line" - GTR

Disc 2
"Brother Of Mine" - Anderson Bruford
Wakeman Howe
"Dangerous" - (Backing Track) Yes
"Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day" -
(Backing Track) Yes
"Bring Me To The Power" - Yes
"From The Balcony" - Yes
"Nine Voices (Longwalker)" - Yes
"We Agree" - Yes
"Kenny's Sound" - Steve Howe Trio
"Sweet Thunder" - Steve Howe Trio
"Wish I'd Known All Along" - Asia
"Over And Over" - Asia
"Through My Veins" - Asia
"Light The Way" - Asia
"Hour Of Need" - (Long Version) Yes
"Reno (Silver And Gold)" - Asia
"Believe Again" - Yes

Disc 3
"Traveller" - Billy Currie
"Time And A Word" - Fish
"Sweet Eternity" - Paul Sutin and Steve Howe
"Voyager" - Paul Sutin and Steve Howe
"Lily's In The Field" - Paul Sutin and Steve Howe
"Turn Of The Century" - Steve Howe and Annie Haslam
"Forgotten King" - Oliver Wakeman and Steve Howe
"Most Of A Man" - Dean Dyson and Steve Howe *
"Cross That Bridge" - Keith West and Steve Howe *
"Heaven" - Keith West and Steve Howe *
"Strange Girl" - Keith West and Steve Howe *
"Luxury Of Love" Keith West and Steve Howe *
"Curved Ball" - Keith West and Steve Howe *
"Running In The Human Race" - Max Bacon and Steve Howe *
"Hot Touch" - Max Bacon and Steve Howe *
"Runaway" - Max Bacon and Steve Howe *
"Forever" - Max Bacon and Steve Howe *
"Tell The Story" - Max Bacon and Steve Howe *
"Slim Pickins'" - Ray Fenwick and Steve Howe *

* previously unreleased

Ritchie Blackmore Open To Playing Final Deep Purple Concert
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Original Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore says in a new interview that he is open to playing one final show with his legendary former band but he doesn't believe that they would have any interest in doing so.

"I think if they would be interested, and our schedules aligned, I would be available for one show -- for nostalgic reasons," Blackmore said in a new interview (via Radio.com). "But I don't think Deep Purple have any interest in that. They have their niche and are not into doing things like that.

"We are friends and I've doing my music for twenty years, and they're doing their stuff for twenty years. It's probably not likely [to happen]. Also, their management wouldn't like it, even if it was for just one show. Their management wouldn't allow it, I'm sure."

Journey Dedicate 'Lights' To Steve Perry at Classic West
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Journey dedicated the performance of one of their biggest early hits to former frontman Steve Perry during their set at the Classic West festival at L.A.'s Dodgers Stadium this past weekend and video of the dedication has been shared online.

Radio.com has these details: In one of the evening's most heartfelt moments, lead singer Arnel Pineda dedicated Journey's performance of "Lights" to the Perry. Perry fronted Journey through the band's most iconic eras and helped define the sound other lead vocalists have recreated.

Earlier this year, current members reunited with Perry for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. In addition to the dedication, the band treated fans to some of their biggest hits including "Any Way You Want It" to "Don't Stop Believing." Watch the tribute performance here.

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Glenn Frey At Classic West Festival
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Fleetwood Mac paid tribute to late Eagles icon Glenn Frey during their headline night two set of The Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 16, and video from the weekend event is streaming online.

Topping a bill that featured Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire, the group delivered a 20-song set of classics and hits that opened with "The Chain" from their mega-selling 1977 album, "Rumours."

"You Make Loving Fun" and "Dreams" from the record were followed by tracks from 1979's "Tusk" before, as Forbes notes, the band delivered "Landslide" as a tribute to late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, who passed away early last year. "I'd like to dedicate that song to Glenn Frey, who was my friend," Nicks said after the tune. "And I'd like to dedicate it to his son, who did such a beautiful job last night under so much pressure. That was for big Glenn and little Glenn."

Frey's 24-year-old son, Deacon, joined The Eagles lineup alongside new addition Vince Gill to headline Classic West's opening night on July 15. Fleetwood Mac closed out their main set with the high-energy, "Go Your Own Way", before performing "Don't Stop" as an encore. Watch some videos from the show here.

 

Joe Walsh Recruits Keith Urban And More For VetsAid Concert
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Iconic Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has called on some of his all-star friends to help aid veterans at the kick off event for his very first VetsAid benefit concert this fall.

Walsh has recruited Zac Brown Band, Gary Clark Jr. and Keith Urban to perform at the special event which will be taking place at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia on September 30th.

He had the following to say in the announcement, "War is hell for everyone involved. I lost my father when I was a baby, before I could even make a memory of him. I stopped counting the number of friends I lost in the Vietnam War or that came home forever scarred mentally or physically or both. We've only just begun to appreciate the long-term impacts on our troops home from Iraq. And in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history continues to drag on with no end in sight and just last month this administration committed to send thousands more of our young men and women into the conflict with no defined goal or strategy."

"I had to do something and seeing as though rock-and-roll seems to be what I do best," He continued, "it's also the least I could do for those who have served and continue to serve our country. We're all in this together as Americans and seems to me lately that people are forgetting that. I asked my buddies Zac, Gary and Keith to step up and I'm so grateful that they did. Let's put on a show, raise some money and celebrate our vets… and let's do it every year!"


Slayer Is Most Prepared For Next Record In Their History Says King
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Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that it is possible that the band could release their next studio album next year since they already have six to eight songs recorded from the sessions for their 2015 album "Repentless", but he won't make any promises.

King was asked about the band's plans to begin work on the next album when he sat down with Revolver Magazine and he responded, "Funny thing is, Repentless isn't even two years old yet, though it seems like it is. But from that session, there are six or eight songs that are recorded - some with vocals, some with leads, but all with keeper guitar, drums and bass.

"So when those songs get finished lyrically, if the lyrics don't change the songs, they'll be ready to be on the next record. So we already have more than half a record complete, if those songs make it. This is actually the most prepared we've ever been for the next record in our history; there's no reason to not do more work, because it's already more than halfway done.

"Just write four or five new songs, and give the others some attention, and we'll be good to go. If we get a down period of time, which I know is coming at the end of this year, maybe we'll focus on that and get to it."

But that doesn't necessarily mean the album will be coming anytime soon. In follow-up question he was asked it was conceivable for the band to release the new record next year and he said, "It's conceivable - but I'm certainly not gonna promise it, because every time I do, I make a liar of myself! [Laughs]".

Metallica Release Live 'Blackened' Video
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Metallica performed their classic 1988 track, "Blackened", at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI on July 12, and the group are sharing professional footage from the concert.

The opening track from the band's fourth album, "…And Justice For All", the tune earned then-bassist Jason Newsted his first Metallica songwriting credit alongside guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich; the rocker joined the lineup following the tragic loss of Cliff Burton in a 1986 tour bus accident. The project peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 8 million copies.

The Detroit stop lands just past the halfway mark of the North American leg of the band's World Wired tour in support of "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct."

Metallica's latest release just topped a 2017 mid-year US rock sales report by Nielsen Music.

The veteran metal band's tenth album sold 540,000 equivalent album units (of which 487,000 were in traditional album sales) to rank as the most popular rock album in the US for the tracking period of December 30, 2016 through June 29, 2017 Watch the video here.

Adrenaline Mob Members Pay Tribute To David Z
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The surviving members of Adrenaline Mob separately took to social media to pay tribute to bass player David Zablidowsky, who was killed after the band's RV was struck in a traffic accident on a Florida highway this past Friday (July 14).

Frontman Russell Allen wrote, "Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I'm overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David's family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition. I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our Driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you."

Guitarist Mike Orlando posted, "I can not begin to thank you all for all the prayers & thoughts. I'm trying to process & deal with this, physically & mentally... so I'm sorry for being vague. We've literally experienced hell on earth.. I'm absolutely broken, both physical & mental. I love you Dave, I will miss you more then words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I've ever known."

Drummer Jordan Cannata shared, "Hi everyone. I don't even know where to begin so I will start by saying thank you for all of the love and support from everyone. We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring. David Z...I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my band mates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z."

Steelheart To Release New Album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl

Debuts First Single “Got Me Runnin”

Steelheart is the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band. Today they have announced the release of their new album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” set for September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today the first single from the album “Got Me Runnin’” has been released.  Check it out via the link below.

“Through Worlds Of Stardust” is available for pre-order here: or at the links below:

Pre-order the album here: http://radi.al/Steelheart
• Frontiers: http://www.frontiers.shop (CD & LP)
• Amazon: http://radi.al/SteelheartAmazon
• iTunes: http://radi.al/SteelheartiTunes
• Google Play: http://radi.al/SteelheartGooglePlay

Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Got Me Runnin”.

Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Got Me Runnin” to your favorite playlists: 

“I cannot express how excited I am for you all to hear this new album.  Our focus was to bring back the magic in the music with songs that have been lived, loved, laughed and struggled.   I best describe this album as ‘DEEP, SEXY, LOVING, TWISTED, ROMANTIC, and HUNGRY ROCK’N ROLL.’ The record was recorded throughout parts of the world including a live string section recorded in Stockholm Sweden.  I truly hope you enjoy this album as it was created from the heart and no corners were cut.  Love you all; we look forward to seeing you on the road,” enthuses Miljenko.

Although they were lumped in with the glut of long-haired hard rock bands emerging in the early ‘90s, the band was always more forward thinking than their peers and the 2017 version of the band has a contemporary and edgy feel, while still retaining the patented powerful vocals of Miljenko. On “Through Worlds Of Stardust”, Miljenko has fused his past, present, and future together, creating an undeniable piece of hard rock music. Certainly fans of the band’s first three classic albums will be happy to hear those powerful pipes back in action, but fans of modern hard rock acts like Halestorm, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and other melodic minded rock heavyweights will find much here to love.

Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990 and based on the buzz around the hit single “I’ll Never Let You Go” was a smashing success (for example, 33,000 albums were sold in one day in Japan) and quickly reached platinum sales. Steelheart's sophomore album, "Tangled In Reins" was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and rave reviews, but moderate success in terms of sales in the U.S. (by early ‘90s standards) due to the well documented rise of grunge music; however, East Asia was a different story, where the band was widely embraced yet again. In the midst of promotion of the album, a serious accident happened on Halloween night in 1992, when an improperly secured lighting truss hit Matijevic on the back of the head, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw, and twisting his spine. Almost impossibly, Matijevic managed to walk off the stage of his own strength before being rushed to a hospital. "Steelheart" as it was known ended that night.

Four years later, Matijevic formed a new version of Steelheart with Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass), and Alex Makarovich (drums) to record and release his third album, "Wait". The album was very different musically from the previous two albums, but featured the song “We All Die Young” (millions of streams and counting on Spotify) which was later included as a re-recorded version in the movie “Rock Star”, which saw Matijevic providing the singing voice for Mark Wahlberg's character. The movie soundtrack was performed by Matijevic (and Jeff Scott Soto) on vocals along with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne's then guitarist and frontman of Black Label Society), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Jason Bonham.

Now the band once compared to Led Zeppelin by respected metal outlet Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, is back with a sonic tour de force befitting of their stature. Don’t be foolish and dismiss this as just another “band from the ‘80s” as you will miss out on one of the most surprisingly robust and balanced hard rock albums of 2017! Highly recommended for fans of hard rock from then and NOW!

“Through Worlds Of Stardust” Track Listing:
1. Stream Line Savings
2. My Dirty Girl
3. Come Inside
4. My Word
5. You Got Me Twisted
6. Lips Of Rain
7. With Love We Live Again
8. Got Me Running
9. My Freedom
10. I'm So In Love With You

Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Ebow Guitars: Miljenko Matijevic

Musicians on the album:
Guitars: Uros Raskovski
Bass: James “Rev” Jones, Sigve Sjursen, Jesse Stern
Drums: Mike Humbert, Randy Cooke
Piano: Daniel Fouché, Ed Roth
Guest guitar solo and part rhythm on My Dirty Girl by Kennet Kanowski

Strings composed and conducted by Glen Gabriel
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Performed by Stockholm Strings

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SiriusXM Presents THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA'S 14TH ANNUAL 'CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR'

VISITING 30 CITIES
WILL FEATURE MUSIC FROM THEIR  LATEST STUDIO CHRISTMAS ALBUM,

THREE BEST-SELLING HOLIDAY ALBUMS AND BRIAN'S NUMEROUS HITS!

Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA have announced their 14th annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour," presented for the second consecutive year by SiriusXM. Hitting 30 cities, the holiday extravaganza will launch November 10 at the State Theatre in SETZER's adopted hometown of Minneapolis and wrap up December 28 (full itinerary below). The public on sale is Friday, July 21 at 10am local time, with the following presales:

  • o   Fan Club Presale: Tuesday, July 18th  at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time
    • Password: XMASROCKS
  • o   SiriusXM Presale: Tuesday, July 18th  at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time
    • Password: siriussetzer2017
  • o   Local Presale: Wednesday, July 19th at 10am local time through Thursday, July 20th at 10pm local time

The group's set list will feature music off their latest Christmas album ROCKIN' RUDOLPH (available now as a limited edition box set, CD, vinyl or download) plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from BRIAN SETZER.  View the Christmas sizzle reel here:https://vimeo.com/185244567

2017 is a big year for THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA who will celebrate their 25th anniversary in style with an exclusive landmark show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August 2. Under the stars at the legendary venue where they've performed on four previous occasions, SETZER's trademark guitar work and vocal stylings will be matched with his 19-piece orchestra's rockin' big-band horn arrangements, making for a reliably unbeatable combination. View the anniversary sizzle reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwOo9mU2dqE

BRIAN SETZER belongs to an elite group of artists who've had four super successful phases of his career, from the Stray Cats, to solo albums, The Rockabilly Riot to BSO. The BSO show seamlessly encompasses music from all these phases. "The music I play in the big band is rock n' roll with a jazz influence," says SETZER. "What keeps it fresh is the quality of the players in the band. Also a big part of keeping the big band fresh is the arrangements; writing the arrangement for 18-19 people is like writing a song within a song.  It makes the song you might have heard many times sound new again."

For the past two years, THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA has had a strong presence on SiriusXM during the holidays. The band performed exclusive invitation-only concerts for SiriusXM listeners in New York City in 2015 and 2016, which aired on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country and Holly channels. Details of this year's special SiriusXM concert will be announced this fall.

Catch BSO's 14th Annual "Christmas Rocks! Tour" in the following cities:

DATE

 

LOCATION

VENUE

Friday

11/10

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

 

Saturday

11/11

Waukegan, IL

Genesee Theatre

 

*Monday

11/13

Joliet, IL

Rialto Square Theatre

 

Tuesday

11/14

Cincinnati, OH

Taft Theatre

 

Wednesday

11/15

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

 

Friday

11/17

Philadelphia, PA

Academy of Music

 

Saturday

11/18

Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center

 

Sunday

11/19

Ridgefield, CT

The Ridgefield Playhouse

 

Tuesday

11/21

Red Bank, NJ

Count Basie Theatre

 

Wednesday

11/22

Westbury, NY

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

 

Friday

11/24

Montclair, NJ

Wellmont Theatre

 

Saturday

11/25

Washington, DC

Warner Theatre

 

Sunday

11/26

Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

 

Tuesday

11/28

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

 

Wednesday

11/29

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theatre

 

Thursday

11/30

Orlando, FL

Hard Rock Live

 

*Saturday

12/2

Huntsville, AL

Von Braun Center

 

Sunday

12/3

Nashville, TN

Ryman Auditorium

 

Tuesday

12/5

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

 

Wednesday

12/6

Atlanta, GA

Symphony Hall

 

Friday

12/8

Biloxi, MS

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

 

Saturday

12/9

Biloxi, MS

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

 

Sunday

12/10

Houston, TX

Arena Theatre

 

Tuesday

12/12

Allen, TX

Allen Event Center

 

Thursday

12/14

Albuquerque, NM

Isleta Resort & Casino

 

Friday

12/15

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

 

Wednesday

12/20

Modesto, CA

Gallo Center for the Arts

 

Sunday

12/24

San Francisco, CA

Warfield Theatre

 

Tuesday

12/26

Seattle, WA

The Paramount Theatre

 

Wednesday

12/27

Portland, OR

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

 

*Thursday

12/28

Bellingham, WA

Mount Baker Theatre

 

* = on sale at a later date (TBA)

More dates to be announced soon!

Visit www.briansetzer.com for more information and to purchase tickets.


YES ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL DATES FOR 2017 SUMMER TOUR

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee YES has revealed additional tour dates for this summer's YESTIVAL outing with special guest Todd Rundgren and an opening set from Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy honoring the magic of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, as well as a few special "Evening With YES" shows.

New additions to the 30-date tour include San Diego, Reno, San Francisco, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Cedar Rapids and Boston, among other cities. Kicking off August 4 in Greensboro, NC, YESTIVAL will travel throughout the U.S. and Canada until September 19, with stops in Brooklyn August 11 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk and Los Angeles August 29 at the Microsoft Theater. Tickets for all YESTIVAL dates are currently on sale, except for the new September 1, 17, 18 and 19 shows, which go on sale to the public this Friday, July 21. See below for full list of YESTIVAL tour dates and go to www.yesworld.com for all ticketing information.

This summer's annual trek will feature a set list of greatest hits from all of the band's studio albums up to 1980, showcasing the storied history of one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. YES--Steve Howe (guitar since 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015)--will treat fans to such hits as "Roundabout" and "Starship Trooper," performing at least one song from each of the band's first 10 albums starting with 1969's Yes to 1980's Drama.

"I think the presentation will be an interesting one because we're going to play the songs chronologically," Howe recently revealed to Guitar World (August 2017 issue). "It'll allow our fans to really get a sense of our development and how our music evolved album to album during the course of 12 years. In an hour and a half, you'll get a nice picture of that period." He also added, "We want to play things we enjoy, but maybe they should be songs we haven't done in a while. We'd like to have a few surprises up our sleeves."

The details for YESTIVAL were initially revealed live on SiriusXM April 5 during the "SiriusXM Volume Presents an Artist Confidential with YES." The exclusive hour-long in-studio event in New York City featured an interview with the band, hosted by David Fricke, and acoustic performances of "Roundabout," "Leaves of Green," and "Clap."

YESTIVAL 2017 Summer Tour Dates:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Fri

8/4

Greensboro, NC

White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Sat

8/5

Boone, NC

Holmes Convocation Center

Mon

8/7

Baltimore, MD

Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Tue

8/8

Upper Darby, PA

Tower Theatre

Thu

8/10

Mashantucket, CT

The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Fri

8/11

Brooklyn, NY

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Sat

8/12

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Center

Mon

8/14

Hershey, PA

Hershey Theatre

Wed

8/16

Greensburg, PA

The Palace Theatre

Thu

8/17

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat

8/19

Elgin, IL

Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino

Sun

8/20

Cleveland, OH

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Tue

8/22

Oklahoma City, OK

The Zoo Amphitheatre

Wed

8/23

Sugar Land, TX

Smart Financial Centre

Fri

8/25

Phoenix, AZ

Celebrity Theatre

Sat

8/26

Las Vegas, NV

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

~Mon

8/28

San Diego, CA

Balboa Theatre

Tue

8/29

Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Theater

**Thu

8/31

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Resort - Grand Theatre

**Fri

9/1

San Francisco, CA

Warfield Theatre

Sun

9/3

Tulalip, WA

Tulalip Amphitheatre

^Tue

9/5

Vancouver, BC

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

^Thu

9/7

Edmonton, AB

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

^Fri

9/8

Calgary, AB

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

^Mon

9/11

Moorhead, MN

Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre

^Tue

9/12

Cedar Rapids, IA

McGrath Amphitheatre

^Thu

9/14

London, ON

Budweiser Gardens

**Sun

9/17

Boston, MA

The Wilbur Theatre

**Mon

9/18

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

**Tue

9/19

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

 

 

 

 

** YES only

~ with Carl Palmer only

^ with Todd Rundgren only


About YES:

Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces "Roundabout," "Close to the Edge," "I've Seen All Good People," "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "Starship Trooper," and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

www.yesworld.com
www.facebook.com/yestheband
twitter.com/yesofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/yesofficial
www.instagram.com/yesofficial
soundcloud.com/yesofficial

 

MR. BIG: Video for “Defying Gravity” from new album (out this Friday, July 21) online now!

MR. BIG has just released the video for the title track, “Defying Gravity,” from their forthcoming ninth studio album which is set for release  this Friday, July 21 on Frontiers Music Srl as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD, and on digital retail outlets. The LP / deluxe Collector’s Edition box set is due out August 18.

Here’s the link to the video which can be seen on the label’s official YouTube page.  If you’d like to post the video on your site, feel free and let me know so I can share a link with the band’s team and fans. If you didn’t get a link to the new album yet (even though you should have by now!), let me know and I can resend it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elkYpuUeB3w

DEFYING GRAVITY will be available on CD, LP, deluxe CD/DVD, digitally and a deluxe Collector’s Edition box set that includes: deluxe CD/DVD, LP, poster, numbered lithograph, T-Shirt (Large size only), sticker. The box set is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide.

The CD and LP contain the following track listing: 

Open Your EyesDefying GravityEverybody Needs A Little Trouble / Damn I’m In Love Again / Mean To MeNothing Bad (About Feeling Good) / Forever And Back / She’s All Coming Back To Me Now1992Nothing At All / Be Kind

The DVD contents are:

Defying Gravity [music video] / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [music video] / Making of

Defying Gravity [video] / Making of Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [video] / Track by track interview. Total length is approximately 65 minutes.      

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.com described as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”

In an early album review, TheMusicUniverse.com praises: “MR. BIG aren’t afraid to stick to their guns in this ever changing world of music.   Throughout the album, the group of virtuosos play syncopated rhythms, lightning fast guitar solos, driving bass lines and pounding drums. The groups’s syncopated rhythms literally draw you in as they often match each other rhythmically, along the lines of prog rock bands. The group’s masterful harmonies that have always been a staple on their records continue here with nearly every song giving you prominent backing vocals.”

Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Live, Melissa Etheridge, Halestorm & The Pretty Reckless Featured at Moondance Jam 26
Over fifty bands set to play four stages this Wednesday - Saturday

WALKER, MINNESOTA  – July 17, 2017 –  Moondance is celebrating 26 years of rock 'n' roll this week at the 300 acre Moondance Events campground and concert area east of Walker, MN. And they will have something for every rock fan. Thursday night features some of the top female voices in rock today topped off with Halestorm with Lzzy Hale and The Pretty Reckless with Taylor Momsen. Grammy award winner and singer-songwriter legend, Melissa Etheridge takes the stage on Friday in front of 90s alternative rockers LIVE who have reunited for a world tour and are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry. Saturday night will cap off the festival with one of the summer's biggest classic rock tours, Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton.  Plus bands like Better Than Ezra, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Black Stone Cherry, Jack Russell's Great White, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and more will be playing throughout the weekend.

"We are so excited for the gates to open and for our Moondance family to get settled in," said Moondance owner Kathy Bieloh, "We have such a great variety of rock music this year and so many fun events in and around the concert area. Our staff and I can't wait to see everyone again along with all of the new Jammers!"

Tickets and camping will be available at the gates if you didn't purchase them in advance. Anyone with a three day ticket get free admission to the Wednesday night Pre Jam Party featuring The Fabulous Armadillos, The Atomic Punks and Mountain Ash on the main stage. Four day camping and upgrades from three to four day camping can be purchased at the gate.

Prices, ticket and camping options and schedules for all of the stages can be found at moondancejam.com.

Camping and Concert Gate Times
Early camping check-in on Wednesday runs from Noon until 9:30 p.m. Even if you didn't originally purchase 4-day camping, you can upgrade at the gate if you want to come a day early. Check-in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday runs from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please do not show up before the check-in time – you will not be allowed to wait on the highway. Also, make sure to be at the camping gates (#1, #5 or #6),  before 9:30 p.m. if your are coming in late.

Concert gates open at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and at noon on Thursday through Saturday. The VIP tent will open Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for early check-in and the Pre Jam Party with free beer, pop/water and discount cash bar.

Location, Parking & Shuttles
Moondance Jam is held on the Moondance Fairgrounds grounds 6 ½ miles southeast of Walker, MN on HWY 200. There is $15/day parking available at the Moondance Fairgrounds parking lot just off of HWY 200 and $5/day motorcycle parking near the East concert gate (accessible through gate #1). Northern Lights Casino offers paid  parking in their lot 2.5 miles west of Moondance.  Moondance Jam provides a free shuttle service that runs to and from 2:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Special needs accessible parking is available on the south side of the concert area.

Festival Seating for General Admission and Organized Lawn Chair Seating                                                                         
Moondance Jam began as classic rock festival with open festival seating for all general admission ticket holders and continues that tradition today over two decades later. All ticket holders at Moondance have equal opportunity to get up to the front of the stage or sit back on the lawn seating area. Concert goers who wish to "reserve" a spot on the lawn by bringing in a lawn chair need to purchase a chair tag. Tags are available at the gate for $30. Lawn chair seating spots are given on a daily first-come-first-served basis. Accessible seating is available in the concert area with gate personnel and security available for on-hand assistance.

Featured Events at Moondance Jam for 2017
Moondance has four different bars with various specials throughout the Jam. The Lazy Moon Bar & Grill features a full food and bar menu, a breakfast buffet and bloody mary bar in the morning, off sale beer and liquor throughout the festival and acoustic entertainment all day. The MDJ Saloon and outdoor Tiki Bar (just outside the Lazy Moon Bar & Grill) will have some of the biggest regional and tribute bands at the Jam. Listen to tributes bands covering The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey, Bad Company, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, along with bands that mix it up with covers and originals! Billy B's bar on the hill is open daily and has free beer & wine tasting by Harvest Moon Festival at 1pm on Friday and a beer pong tournament starting at noon on Saturday. The Moondance Jam camping contest prelims are on Thursday afternoon with the finals on Friday afternoon in the campgrounds. Winners of the beer pong tourney and camping contest can even win Backstage Bar passes for Saturday night and tickets to next year's Moondance Jam.

New at Moondance Jam for 2017
Moondance will be holding a Yahtzee Pub Crawl starting in the Lazy Moon Bar & Grill on Wednesday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This event allows Jammers to explore Moondance, roll the dice and have some fun. Plus everyone gets a prize and Backstage Bar passes will be given to the top rollers.

Main Stage Schedule
Wednesday, July 19 Pre Jam Party (free for all 3-day ticket holders)

10:30 p.m. - The Fabulous Armadillos
9:00 p.m. - The Atomic Punks
7:30 p.m. - Mountain Ash

Thursday, July 20
11:00 p.m. - Halestorm
9:00 p.m. - The Pretty Reckless
7:00 p.m. - Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe
5:00 p.m. - Dorothy
3:00 p.m. - Cold Kingdom

Friday, July 21
11:00 p.m. - LIVE
9:00 p.m. - Melissa Etheridge
7:00 p.m. - Black Stone Cherry
5:00 p.m. - Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
3:00 p.m. - Cowboy Mouth

Saturday, July 22
11:00 p.m. - Steve Miller Band
9:00 p.m. - Peter Frampton
7:00 p.m. - Better Than Ezra
5:00 p.m. - Jack Russell's Great White
3:00 p.m. - ThundHerStruck
*Schedule and lineup are subject to change without notice.
Side stage schedules and additional information can be found online at www.moondancejam.com.

An Invitation From Steve Vai to Via Academy!

Allow me to excitedly introduce the fourth year of Vai Academy!

In 2018, we're going to take over the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, CA, January 3-7. Our focus is also evolving. Of course, there are going to be some amazing instructors, classes, and a lot of jamming, but I wanted to do something a little different. For starters, I'm planning on giving more classes in 2018 than I've done in the past.

In this year's camp, we're aiming to demystify music theory. We're going to present the basics in a way that can be easily understood. Moreover, these methods will be accessible on the instrument in order to expand every player's uniquely creative potential. I'm expecting to see a lot of "Aha" moments in many of the campers.

The idea for the focus on music theory in this camp was inspired by questions that I often get asked while doing EVO experiences, Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclasses, reading your reviews of previous camps, and music magazine-related interviews. Music Theory can be a major source of concern and even anxiety in the minds of many musicians. We're going to debunk the myths and show you how to apply theory creatively. Music theory is basically teachable on an intellectual level, but can be very helpful when going deeper than the theory in your songwriting and improvising. You don't have to get hung up on it.

Technique is also going to be a big part of 2018. Previously, I've somewhat spoken about technique in regards to tone, vibrato, intonation, bending notes, picking, hammering, etc. However, this camp will focus on technique as applied to music theory. Beyond these central themes, I plan on creating classes about everything from chord theory and interval relationships to time signature theory.

We're going deep!

In the end, Vai Academy is all about sharing. We're all in this together as musicians. I love that we all experience living life to its fullest by enjoying every moment alongside one another.

Get ready for an incredible Vai Academy in 2018!

Sincerely,

Steve Vai

Reserve your spot here
Register now @ VaiAcademy.com.


Video From Eagles First Concert With New Lineup Goes Online
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The Eagles performed their first concert following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey with a headline set on the opening night of The Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 15, and video from the show is streaming online.

Frey's son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill joined the group's lineup as they delivered a 23-song set of classics while paying tribute to their late bandmate, who died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia in a New York hospital.

On a bill that included appearances by The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, and following The Eagles' opening track - a cover of Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" - Forbes reports drummer Don Henley said, "This one's for you, Glenn. You're in our hearts tonight and the music goes on," before Deacon stepped up to handle lead vocals on his father's signature song and the group's 1972 debut single, "Take It Easy."

"This is unbelievable," said the 24-year-old Frey when introducing "Peaceful Easy Feeling" mid-set in front of 50,000 plus fans. "The last few years have been rough. The only remedy for that is love and I'm feeling it from you tonight. This is my medicine." Anyone out there miss my dad?" Frey asked during the song, as the crowd responded with a resounding and heartfelt yes.

Gill took center stage for four tunes, including "Take It To The Limit", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes" and "New Kid In Town." Bob Seger made a guest appearance on the 1979 hit "Heartache Tonight" late in the show as guitarist Joe Walsh rocked solo hits "In The City", "Life's Been Good" and "Rocky Mountain Way", and "Funk 49" by his former group, The James Gang.

With Frey clearly on the minds of everyone at Dodger Stadium, Henley addressed the fact that this might be the band's last hometown show. "In case this is our last dance, we want to thank all the fans in Southern California," he said. "It all started here in Los Angeles." Check out videos from the show here.

Black Sabbath And Queen Stars Discussing Collaboration
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi says that he fellow legendary guitarist Brian May of Queen recently spoke about resurrecting the idea of doing a collaborative project together but their schedules are currently preventing it.

May had previously worked with Tony on his 2000 solo album "Iommi" where Brian played guitar on the tracks "Flame On" (featuring The Cult's Ian Asbury, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and onetime Sabbath bassist Laurence Cottle) and "Goodbye Lament" which featured Cottle and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

Iommi was asked about the possible collaboration with May in an interview with EON Music and responded, "Brian came up to my house a couple of weeks ago, and we started talking about it again, but it's quite possible," Iommi says. "We'd like to do it, but now he's going on tour. But yeah, I'd like to do something with him."


Pantera's Rex Brown Releases 'Buried Alive' Video
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Former Pantera and Down star Rex Brown has released a new video for his track "Buried Alive". The song comes from his forthcoming solo debut studio album "Smoke On This".

The new album will be hitting stores on July 28th and the new track is the third single from the effort, following the release of the songs "Train Song" and "Crossing Lines".

Brown recruited Justin Reich (Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley) to direct the new video, which was short on location in Nashville. Reich directed the previous video for the track "Train Song".

Rex had this to say, "Justin once again did a fantastic job. The video captures every bit of emotion I had when I was writing the song as it's a very personal song for me." Watch the clip here.

King Crimson Announce U.S. Fall Tour
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King Crimson have announced that they will be returning to American this fall to embark on a new tour that will see them visiting markets that they have not performed at in years.

Some of the highlights will include their first show in Atlanta since 2001 and first visit to Texas, outside the 1999 ProjeKct residency, since 1974 with shows in Austin and Dallas, according to the announcement.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on October 19th at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX and will be concluding on November 26th at
the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.

See the dates below:

King Crimson U.S. Tour Dates:
10/19 - Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
10/21 - Music Hall, Dallas, TX
10/23 - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
10/24 - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
10/26 - Duke Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC
10/28 - Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C.
10/29 - Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C.
10/31 - New Jersey Performing Arts Centre, Newark, NJ
11/02 - Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
11/03 - Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia. PA
11/06 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
11/08 - The Egg, Albany, NY
11/09 - The Egg, Albany, NY
11/11 - Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA
11/17 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
11/18 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
11/22 - Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI
11/24 - Hard Rock Rocksino, Cleveland, OH
11/26 - Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

Rock Candy Records reissue ‘Feel The Shake’ by Jetboy

When you think about the LA rock scene from the mid eighties there were a lot of winners (Guns N Roses, Poison, Motley Crue) and a heck of a lot of losers. However, in a strange alternative universe, many of the also ran’s were more revered than the pantheon of heavy hitters. Take Jetboy, most revered acts on the scene who, through no fault of their own, were lost to obscurity yet attracted a devoted and passionate fan following. Formed initially in San Francisco, the band, like so many others, soon gravitated to Los Angeles where they cemented their line up, including former Hanoi Rocks bassist Sam Yaffa, and rubbed shoulders with other hopefuls in a scene that was rapidly exploding. In late 1986 they signed a coveted record deal with Elektra Records and set about recording their debut album with British producer Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard and Krokus etc.)

‘Feel The Shake’, was recorded between June and August of 1987 at the Record Plant in Hollywood and Criteria in Florida. However once the record was completed disaster struck when Elektra reshaped their roster and cast the band adrift. Fortunately MCA Records snapped up the band issuing ‘Feel The Shake’ in 1988. Informed by the sounds of the Rolling Stones, The Cult, Guns ’N Roses and most, succinctly, Hanoi Rocks, the record won much acclaim but failed to connect commercially. Songs such as ‘Bad Disease’, ‘Fire In My Heart’, ‘Snakebite’ and the title track, lodge them in the top echelon of low slung guitar mavericks.

SPECIAL DELUX COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 16 PAGE FULL COLOR BOOKLET, 4000 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW AND ENHANCED ARTWORK, TRACK LISTING: 1. FEEL THE SHAKE 2. MAKE SOME NOISE 3. BAD DISEASE 4. FIRE IN MY HEART 5. HOMETOWN BLUES 6. LOCKED IN A CAGE 7. TALKIN’ 8. HARD CLIMB 9. BLOODSTONE 10. SNAKEBITE

Rock Candy Records  
JETBOY Official website

Sebastian Bach Undergoes Surgery For Undisclosed Reason
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Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach announced earlier this week that he would be undergoing surgery on Thursday (July 13th) for what the rocker refers to as a "singing-related" issue.

"This is the first surgery that I have had since I got my nose broke at the Motley Crue show," Bach wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, referring to a 1997 incident. "Don't worry, the anesthetist has been warned! I'm kind of nervous but that's how it goes I guess.

"This surgery has nothing to do with my voice, or my throat, at all, but it IS singing related. After years of doing what I do, rock 'n' roll has taken a toll on a part of my body, and tomorrow I am going to get it fixed. Wish me luck! I'll see you on tour."

Bach performed a handful of US dates last month prior to the procedure. The singer recently confirmed plans to appear at the upcoming Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp featuring Judas Priest this fall. Read more here.

Poco’s Rusty Young to Release Debut Solo Album ‘Waitin’ For The Sun’ – An Album 50 Years in the Making

One Song Premieres Today on Billboard.com

Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 2017: Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist and front man of the seminal West Coast country-rock band Poco Rusty Young will release his debut solo album for Blue Élan Records, Waitin’ For The Sun, on September 15. The album comes after a five-decade career which began in 1967 when Young was invited to play steel guitar on what would become the final album by Buffalo Springfield. Soon after – along with Richie Furay, George Grantham, and Jim Messina – he would form beloved Americana band Poco. Over the next five decades – and alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner, and Timothy B. Schmidt – he became not only the musical core of the band but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including “Rose of Cimarron” and the #1 smash “Crazy Love.” And now, with Waitin’ For The Sun, Young brings the sound of a hit songwriter, roots innovator, and Grammy-nominated steel guitar legend exploring and expressing a lifetime of music influences.  


Pre-order Waiting For The Sun:
Blue Élan Records: http://www.blueelan.com/rusty-young-store
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/waitin-for-the-sun/id1254013446

Enjoy the premiere of "My Friend" on Billboard.com:   

“I learned how to write songs not only from the guys in Poco, but the people I hung out with too,” explains Rusty. “Friends like Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Gerry Beckley from the band America all made a big impression on me. My grandparents, who were professional musicians in the ‘20s and ‘30s, have always been a huge inspiration. As the sole writer on this record, I got to visit all kinds of different places that relate to my musical heritage and experiences. Most of all, I wanted to take people on a journey that was fun to listen to from the first note to the last.”

Produced by Rusty and longtime Poco bassist/vocalist Jack Sundrud – with assistance from the legendary Bill Halverson (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris) – and mixed/mastered by Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Steve Earle, The Replacements), the album’s 10 songs first came together in the hours just before dawn. “I live in a cabin that overlooks the Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri, and got in the habit of waking early to watch the sun come up,” Rusty explains. “Just sitting there with my guitar, loving where I live and thinking about how far I’ve come and how lucky I’ve been. After a while, the songs just poured out of me.”

The album was recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the former home recording studio of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. “June’s old piano is all over the record,” Rusty enthuses, “and I got to play Johnny’s ’57 Les Paul.” Rusty also played steel and acoustic guitars, dobro, mandolin and banjo, with the current configuration of Poco – Sundrud, keyboardist Michael Webb, and former Flying Burrito Brothers drummer Rick Lonow – filling in the rest. “They are, quite simply, the best musicians I know,” Rusty says. “You can’t separate me from the sound of Poco, but I wanted to take the Poco sound – the songwriting, the vocals and the playing – to the next level. The goal of this album was to go one step beyond.”

But Waitin’ For The Sun almost never happened. “I’d intended to retire from the road,” Rusty admits. “I was certainly slowing down, wanting nothing more than to spend more time at home gardening and fishing. But a fan introduced himself after a concert saying that he had a new artist-friendly record label and asked if I’d ever considered a solo project. I had been offered solo deals back in the ‘70s, but always felt Poco was more important. But I feel I’m now the best I’ve ever been as a singer and songwriter, and I have a better grasp of the music than ever before. And I realized that this was the perfect time to do something that could be a really rewarding part of my legacy.”

The label chief who’d approached Rusty was in total agreement. “I was a longtime Poco fan, but really fell in love with the band once Rusty became the predominant songwriter and vocalist in the group,” says Kirk Pasich, President of Blue Elan Records. “His role was always overshadowed by Jim Messina forming Loggins & Messina, Randy and Timothy joining the Eagles, and Richie doing Souther-Hillman-Furay, but Rusty Young always embodied what has made Poco such a unique and lasting American band. I knew that being involved with his very first solo record would be special. So when Rusty asked us what kind of album we wanted, we said ‘What kind of album do you want to make?’”

Waitin’ For The Sun opens with the shimmering title track that captures those early morning moments of inspiration. The vintage bounce of “Honey Bee” – featuring guests Jim Messina and George Grantham – pays tribute to the musical gifts of Rusty’s grandparents. “Heaven Tonight” is lovely Beatles-esque balladry, “Innocent Moon” soars on gorgeous harmonies, and “Down Home” is fueled by Rusty’s mountain music mastery. “Sarah’s Song” is the heartbreakingly beautiful ode Rusty’s wrote for his only daughter’s wedding day, and “Gonna Let The Rain” is a potent dose of rock & soul. The driving guitars of “Hey There” are reminiscent of Poco at their very best, while the haunting instrumental “Seasons” showcases Rusty’s distinctively melodic steel guitar. But the album’s most talked-about track may be the warm and joyful “My Friend,” featuring Richie Furay and Timothy B. Schmidt. “I could have done that thing where I asked everyone I’ve ever known to play on the record,” Rusty says. “But I only wanted to work with a select few who were important to me. “My Friend” is about Poco over the years and the friendship we share to this day. That’s why I called Richie and Timothy; the song is about them.”

Today, Rusty is looking forward to touring in support of this new disc as well as planning a series of special concerts to celebrate Poco’s 50th anniversary. Most of all, he’s enormously proud of an album that has been, in a sense, 50 years in the making. “I’ve been fortunate to have had a magical career,” he admits. “From the moment I was called to play on the Buffalo Springfield album, all through Poco and now to this solo project, things have just fallen into place. I’ve worked really hard to be the best I can be, and I think this album is the proof.”

For Rusty Young – and Waitin’ For The Sun – the future is looking brighter than ever.

Tracklist:
1. Waitin’ For The Sun
2. My Friend
3. Honey Bee
4. Sara’s Song
5. Heaven Tonight
6. Hey There
7. Seasons
8 Innocent Moon
9. Down Home
10. Gonna Let The Rain 

Website: rustyyoungmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poco.rustyyoung?ref=br_rs
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pocorocks  

JACKYL CELEBRATE SILVER ANNIVERSARY WITH ALBUM AND TOUR

It’s an incredible accomplishment when a rock band has been successful enough to reach the 25-year mark since the release of their first album.

And this year, raunchy southern rockers Jackyl have accomplished this feat, and are celebrating with an appropriately-titled compilation, ’25,’ which drops July 28 via Mighty Loud Records.

The 18-track set (which can be preordered via the band’s official site, jackyl.com) features such Jackyl radio hits as “Down on Me,” “The Lumberjack,” “Push Comes to Shove,” and “Favorite Sin,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks - a live rendition of “Redneck Punk,” as well as a cover of Black Oak Arkansas’ “Hot and Nasty.”

“At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC,” explains Jackyl. “While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away - so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, ‘Hot and Nasty,’ which is now finally getting its release on this comp.”

First bursting upon the scene with their self-titled, platinum-certified debut album in 1992, Jackyl has made a name for themselves as a killer live band that delivers night after night, and has continued to offer up good old fashioned blues boogie over the years, as evidenced on such subsequent albums as 1994’s gold-certified ‘Push Comes to Shove,’ all the way to their most recent release, 2016’s ‘Rowyco.’

“With this compilation, we are celebrating 25 years of Jackyl rock n’ roll - the fundamentals of rock n roll,” adds Jesse. “And beware - we are not slowing down anytime soon.”
 
‘25’ Tracklisting:


Down on Me
When Will It Rain
The Lumberjack
Push Comes to Shove
Secret of the Bottle
Dumb Ass Country Boy
Cut the Crap
Kill the Sunshine
My Moonshine Kicks Your Cocaine's Ass
Just Like a Negro (featuring DMC)
Screwdriver
Encore
Favorite Sin
Rally
Just Because I'm Drunk
Redneck Punk (Live) - previously unreleased
Hot and Nasty - previously unreleased

TOUR DATES:

Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Sturgis, SD  Full @ Throttle Saloon 
Friday, August 25, 2017 in Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill
Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Franklin, OH @ J.D. Legends 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI @ National H.O.G. Rally/Milwaukee Rally
Friday, September 8, 2017 in Hinckley, MN @ Grand Rocktember V Music Festival 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Ocean City, MD @ Cowboy Coast Country Saloon 
Friday, September 15, 2017 in Heath, OH @ Muddy Creek Saloon
Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Sunrise Beach, MO @ Pickleheads Roadhouse (Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest)
Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Augusta, GA @ The Country Club
Friday, September 22, 2017 in Savannah, GA @ The Stage on Bay
Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Cocoa Beach, FL @ 80's in the Park 
Friday, November 17, 2017 in Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock
Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Watseka, IL @ Watseka Theatre
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Friday, November 24, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Green Bay, WI @ The Green Bay Distillery
Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Dubuque, IA @ Q Casino
Friday, December 1, 2017 in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.jackyl.com

 

JONNY LANG DEBUTS SECOND TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM SIGNS “BITTER END”

Signs To Be Released On September 8th In North America

2017 World Tour Dates On Sale Now

“Bitter End” & “Make It Move” Available Now On All Digital & Streaming Services

Los Angeles, CA --- Jonny Lang’s brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in North America on September 8th via Concord Records.  The album (his sixth major label release) is his first in four years. The European release for Signs will be on August 25 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.

GuitarWorld.com has just debuted a new track from the album titled: “Bitter End.”  You can hear it here: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/jonny-lang-premieres-new-song-bitter-end/31402

Bitter End is about humanity continuing to repeat the same mistakes over and over – are we just going to keep doing that until we are all gone?” Lang shared.  “Or, are we going to learn from them, and allow for it to be a lesson that lasts, which we can do something with, and turn the past errors it in to a positive before we end up in a place where we can’t come back from.”

Signs is available to pre-order here: http://amazon.com/dp/B071FPWNS6 All pre-orders will include both “Bitter End” and “Make It Move” is instant grat tracks.

Anyone who originally discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist. 

It is hard to believe that at only 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades. Easier to believe when you learn he released his first platinum record at 15—an age when many young people are just beginning to play music. Lie to Me revealed a talent that transcended the crop of blues prodigies floating around in the late Nineties. No flashy re-hasher of classic blues licks, even at that early age Lang was a full-blown artist with a style of his own. Also, setting Lang apart from the wunderkind crowd was a 15-year-old voice that sounded like a weathered soul shouter. Actual life experience was yet to come, and has been subsequently chronicled in a series of five uniformly excellent recordings.

Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music.  He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones and B.B. King to Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

Jack Broadbent and Guthrie Brown have been confirmed as direct support on a majority of the appearances scheduled for August through October in North America. Both artists will appear solo. 

Guthrie Brown is a Nashville transplant by way of Montana who began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he left high school for Nashville to pursue his dream of being a professional recording artist. Now at twenty-two Guthrie has toured the country relentlessly, signed a publishing deal with BMG and is currently recording his first full length album with GRAMMY® Award winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Dawes, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay).  For more information http://www.guthriebrownmusic.com/

Jack Broadbent was hailed “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival, and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins.  He has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Born and raised in rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists such as John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. These legends of rock, blues, roots and folk influenced his distinctive song writing, singing and performance style, which have a depth and heart that defies strict musical genres. Broadbent‘s performances exude a warmth, humor and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. For more detail: http://www.jackbroadbent.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/JackBroadbentMusic.

Fans can also get an inside look at the making of Signs here:
North America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx_R2U8h_9E

Europe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-BkmZ-2IM&feature=youtu.be

www.JonnyLang.com
https://www.facebook.com/JonnyLang/
https://twitter.com/jonnylangband

 

The Romantics Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter Michael Skill To Release New Solo Single “67 Riot”

New song evokes time when Detroit burned during“Summer of Love”

Detroit - From the man who crafted such hit singles as “What I Like About You,” “Talking in Your Sleep,” and “One In A Million,” comes a new gritty blues-rock single about the riots that forever changed his hometown of Detroit in 1967. Michael Skill, who has played both bass and guitar for the power-pop rock 'n' roll band The Romantics, was a budding teenager in 1967 when five days of racially charged riots tore apart Detroit in July. When it was over, 43 people lay dead, 1,189 had been injured, more than 7,200 had been arrested and more than 2,000 buildings had been destroyed. 

Skill lived on Detroit's East Side and says that although the violence took place several miles from his home, he nonetheless saw its effects up close. “I remember the National Guard right down the street from my house,” he says. “People watching the riots on TV were afraid that rioters would come into our neighborhood. People were freaked out.” The riots changed his beloved Motor City forever. “A lot of my friends' families took off for the suburbs after that,” he says, noting his family chose to stay in the city. 

The riot's effects – and the fact that many of the issues they raised, from police brutality to economic decay – stayed with Skill, culminating in his desire to write “67 Riot.” Loud, powerful and evocative of tough tunes by such rockers as Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix and Skill's fellow Detroit rockers, The MC 5, “67 Riot” is both a haunting look at the past as well as a timely allusion to the present, in a world where racial and social tension still threaten to rend our nation in two. 

“I wrote the song from a sense of frustration that people never came together after the riots to really address what happened, to look each other in the eye and say, 'How can we repair this? How can we move forward?'” The song's lyrics are written from this point of view. “4 AM/Down the street/Cops roll in/With all the heat/Blind pig roaring/Kickin' their heels/Soldiers home/Just gettin' real,” the song opens. “Rooftop sniper/Set the sight/Burning cocktails/Flash in flight/Broken city/Broken dreams/Things aren't always what they seem/67 Riot!” 

Recorded in Skill's own studio, the song features him on guitar, bass and vocals, and also features drummer Russell Ayers, who engineered the tune. The co-producers sought to create an aural equivalent of what it was like to live through this violent time, Skill says, but he adds that he wanted the song to end on a note of hope because Detroit has rebounded in recent years. 

“Try to warm your heart/Dream your dreams/Break the chain/Let's start clean,” he adds in his song, noting it’s time to break the chain of racism that has shackled generations before, during and after “67 Riot.” 

Watch the “'67 Riot” video: https://youtu.be/ mQkZYlheGpk

“'67 Riot” first single solo release from upcoming Debut LP.

The Romantics are still touring, still recording and currently feature 3 original band members on the front line up, Rich Cole, Wally Palmar and co-founder Michael Skill. Drummer Brad Elvis joined The Romantics in 2004 and has been the longest seated drummer with the band. Rich Cole rejoined the band in 2010, reviving the band's 3-part harmony allowing The Romantics to perform songs from their first two albums live for the first time since his departure. 

To purchase Michael Skill's “'67 Riot” single:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/67-riot-single/ id1253879847
https://play.google.com/store/ music/album/Michael_Skill_67_ Riot?id= B3a7rg4gdourwt5xm2kvt26twte& hl=en
http://cdbaby.com/cd/ michaelskill

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/mike. skill
https://twitter.com/MikeSkill2  @mikeskill2
https://www.instagram.com/ mjskill/ @mjskill
https://www.facebook.com/ 67Riots/
https://www.facebook.com/ romanticsdetroit/

Interviews:
http://www.billboard.com/ articles/news/7597106/the- weeknd-secrets-the-romantics- mike-skill-talking-in-your- sleep
https:// musicfrenzyradionetwork. podbean.com/e/classics-in-30- the-romantics/#.WQkLeV6m0oE. facebook
https://www.mixcloud.com/ gilmartindeirdre/mike-skill- of-the-romantics-interview-on- the-independent-stage- 01142016/

Ritchie Blackmore's New Rainbow Disrespected Fans Says Former Singer
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Former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner has criticized Ritchie Blackmore's new version of the iconic group and says that he was actually in talks with the guitarist about putting together a more "authentic" version of the band.

Turner made the comments in a new interview with the Australian outlet Illawarra Mercury. "I had worked with Ritchie's manager for over a year trying to put something together that was authentic. When I say 'authentic,' I mean authentic lineup, regardless of who was still around, who wasn't," he revealed. "We were going to have people that actually were in Rainbow... And they just pulled out at the last minute really and put this thing together."

The singer said that he was shocked by Blackmore's decision to put together the current lineup. "Why would anyone of his iconic nature want to come out and not be as good as he can be? Because, obviously, the reviews haven't been that good. And that's not for me to say - that's what people are saying. It's obvious that it's just not living up to snuff.

"It's a shame that they didn't see the vision that they should have put an authentic Rainbow together, because all the fans feel disrespected in a way. They were hoping that they would get a chance to see at least some cast of Rainbow members, all in one place, all at one time. And that just didn't happen."

Def Leppard Preview Their Hysteria At 30 Documentary
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Def Leppard are streaming the trailer for their upcoming mini-documentary, "Step Inside: Hysteria At 30." The project is expected to arrive in sync with the upcoming 30th anniversary reissues of the UK band's 1987 album, "Hysteria."

Due August 4, a remastered edition of the record will be issued in various packages, including a 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition, 3CD Deluxe Version, 1CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version and a limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version.

The reissues include B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for "In The Round In Your Face (Live)" on CD for the first time. "It's hard to believe that it's been thirty years since the release of Hysteria," says frontman Joe Elliott. "In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday.

"So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us." Read more and watch the trailer here.

Cheap Trick Finish Recording A Christmas Album
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Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson says the band will release a Christmas album later this year. The project will follow the Rockford, IL band's newly-released album, "We're All Alright".

"We've actually just finished recording a Christmas record about two months ago, which will actually make it three records in two years!," the bassist tells Orange Amps. "The Christmas record will be released around Halloween, and it came out great! We did one standard, and then all sorts of different songs on there, it's really cool.

"We've got a few originals," he adds, "and we covered songs from artists that we really like which have done Christmas songs we think are really cool, you know, Roy Wood and that sort of thing.

"The only confusing thing about recording this record, is that every song had the word Christmas in it, so we could never keep it straight during recording, trying to figure out which song was which; 'Ok guys so let's do the Christm….. the sleigh song next.'" Read more here.

Kid Rock Makes Move Towards Possible U.S. Senate Run
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Kid Rock confirmed via social media that a new U.S. Senate campaign website is real but has not confirmed if he will actually be running to represent his home state of Michigan.

The website contains title banner Kid Rock 18 For US Senate, along with flashing slogans like "Get In The Senate and Try To Help Someone," "Pimp The Nation," "Welcome To The Party", "You Never Met A Politician Quite Like Me," "In Rock We Trust, "Born Free" and "Party For The People" and more.

The music star, real name Robert James Ritchie, took to Twitter on Wednesday to address speculation about the website. He tweeted a photo of a campaign yard sign and said, "I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… The answer is an absolute YES."

He then followed up with "Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future - Kid Rock." A WhoIs search revealed that the website domain was registered on February 17th of this year.

Rock has not confirmed if he is really running for office or if this may be a publicity stunt similar to Alice Cooper's run for president last year. See the website here.

Eagles Playing Without Glenn Frey Surprises Fleetwood Mac Star
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Fleetwood Mac are gearing up for their set at Los Angeles portion of The Classic East and West bi-coastal music festivals which they are coheadlining with The Eagles.

The west coast edition will be taking place this Saturday (July 15th) and Sunday at Dodge Stadium with the Eagles headlining the first night that will also feature Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.

The second night will be lead by Fleetwood Mac and will include sets from Journey and Earth, Wind & Fire. Mac stars Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham sat down with Billboard to discuss the event.

During the conversation, McVie revealed that she was surprised to learn that the Eagles would be performing following the death of cofounder Glenn Frey. The band has recruited his son Deacon and Vince Gill to fill his shoes at the events.
She told the trade publication, "I was quite surprised, actually, but I'm proud of them for doing it. I think they've got a good replacement for Glenn". And Buckingham added, "It was just a sad thing, Glenn's passing, so I don't know what you do in that kind of situation.

"I don't really have any preconceptions. They're smart guys; I'm sure it all works on some level, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out. But, you know, it's just such a loss in the sense of Don and Glenn for all those years -- and other people kind of floating in and out of the band, but that always being the center. So anything [else] you do is going to seem a little foreign, at least initially."

David Gilmour Previews New Live At Pompeii Concert Film
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David Gilmour has released the trailer for his new concert film, "Live At Pompeii", ahead of its debut screening in theatres worldwide on September 13.

The project captures the guitarist over two nights in July of 2016 at the Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, where he delivered the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheatre that was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79.

Gilmour's 2016 shows at the venue - in support of 2015's "Rattle That Lock" - marked his return to the site 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film, "Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii."

Recalling the 1972 concert documentary that was filmed over four days in the fall of 1971 and recorded without an audience present, the guitarist spoke about the uniqueness of the two experiences while remembering his friend and late Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

"It's a magical place," explains Gilmour, "and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts and I couldn't help but think of playing there - with Rick - it's a sense of revisiting history.

"What I like to do is to play in beautiful places where people have a sense of the majesty of the building that is being performed in and that will add to the memories they take away and retain thereafter."

Filmed in 4K by director Gavin Elder, "David Gilmour Live At Pompeii" features highlights from both shows and will be screened in more than 2,000 cinemas worldwide. Watch the trailer here.

David Bowie A New Career In A New Town Box Set Announced
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David Bowie's "Berlin trilogy" and other projects from the late 1970s are featured in the forthcoming 11-disc box set, "A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)."

Due September 29, the project focuses on Bowie's three collaborations with musician Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti - 1977's "Low", "Heroes", and 1979's "Lodger" - following the singer's move to West Berlin in late 1976.

The package delivers remastered editions of the three records alongside the "Heroes E.P." - which features German and French versions of the title song - a 2017 Tony Visconti mix of "Lodger", the 1978 live album "Stage" and a 2017 version with two unreleased live tracks ("Jean Genie," "Suffragette City"), and 1980's "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)."

The box also includes "Re:Call 3", a compilation of singles, non-album singles, b-sides and soundtrack material alongside Bowie's recording of the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht's "Baal."

"A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982)" will be available as an 11-CD, 13-LP and digital release. here.

Rolling Stones Musical Rumored For Broadway
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A stage production with Rolling Stones songs is reportedly being plotted for London's West End and Broadway, according to U.K. newspaper The Sun. The paper states that secret workshops are being held in London to find performers to star in the show.

"The workshops are being kept very much under wraps and only incredible talent is being invited to attend…The idea came from top theater execs who know the concept of a Stones musical has the potential to be a worldwide hit," a theater source told The Sun.

The theater source added that the executives "know the show has to be outstanding for the band members to back it…Only then will it ever see the light of day." Read more here.

Reunited L.A. Guns Release First Video From New Album
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Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis have released the first music video from their forthcoming reunion album "The Missing Peace", which is scheduled to hit stores on October 13th.

The band's founding guitarist and classic era frontman reteamed for this incarnation of the group which also features bassist Johnny Martin, drummer Shane Fitzgibbon and guitarist Michael Grant.

They are giving fans their first taste of the new music with the release of a music video for the track "Speed" which can be streamed here and Tracii shared these comments about the new album, "'The Missing Peace' is truly an album by definition. It's a collection of music that I have been working on for about 12 years with various styles of rock music.

"From blues to classical influences, these are all hard-hitting songs. I am very proud of all of the contributions to this album by other members and writers. L.A. Guns fans are in for a treat."

Tracklisting:
1. It's All The Same To Me
2. Speed
3. A Drop Of Bleach
4. Sticky Fingers
5. Christine
6. Baby Gotta Fever
7. Kill It Or Die
8. Don't Bring A Knife To A Gunfight
9. The Flood's The Fault Of The Rain
10. The Devil Made Me Do It
11. The Missing Peace
12. Gave It All Away

Queen's Brian May 'Queen in 3-D' Book Release Date Announced
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Queen's guitarist and songwriter Brian May announced a August 24th release date for the Queen in 3-D book. The book will feature over 300 previously unseen 3-D images, showcasing the band's history from the early 1970s until present day.

According to May's official site, the 3-D illustrations were all captured with his stereoscopic cameras. From an early age, May traveled with a 3-D camera, allowing him to capture rare behind-the-scene moments on Queen Tours and during recordings.

"The whole process of writing this new kind of book was almost subconscious," May said. "As I looked at the 3-D photos, memories were triggered and the stories poured out." Read more here.

Suzi Quatro Announces New Compilation Album
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A new 20 track compilation called "The Best of Suzi Quatro: Legend" is set to be released on September 22nd. We were sent the following details: The album has been personally curated by Suzi Quatro featuring digitally remastered versions of all her biggest hits including "Can The Can", "48 Crash", "Devil Gate Drive", and "Stumblin' In". The album will be available on Gold Coloured Double Vinyl, CD and digitally.

For the very first time, Suzi's four RAK studio albums, that she originally released between 1975 and 1979, will be digitally remastered and available to download and stream across all digital platforms. The four studio albums include "Your Mamma Won't Like Me" (1975), "Aggro-Phobia" (1976), "If You Knew Suzi" (1978), and "Suzi… and Other Four Letter Words" (1979).

Says Suzi - "I'm excited about my new compilation, it's not just the hits, which I love, but it also features favourite and important tracks from my albums, with an extensive Track By Track on the liner notes. Enjoy one and all."

To date, the only original RAK studio albums available digitally are Suzi's debut eponymous 1973 album "Suzi Quatro", and 1974's album "Quatro".
"The hits are the hits," says Suzi about the 'Best Of album', "but as Mickie Most always told me, 'your self-penned songs are the meat of what you do Suzi'. Enjoy some of my personal choices."

'The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend'Tracklisting
1. Can The Can (2017 Remaster)
2. Shine My Machine (2017 Remaster)
3. 48 Crash (2017 Remaster)
4. Skin Tight Skin (2017 Remaster)
5. Daytona Demon (2017 Remaster)
6. Devil Gate Drive (2017 Remaster)
7. The Wild One (Single Version)
8. Cat Size (2017 Remaster)
9. Too Big (2017 Remaster)
10. Michael (2017 Remaster)
11. Half As Much As Me (2017 Remaster)
12. Stumblin' In (2017 Remaster)
13. If You Can't Give Me Love (2017 Remaster)
14. Suicide (2017 Remaster)
15. Wiser Than You (2017 Remaster)
16. She's In Love With You (2017 Remaster)
17. Hollywood (2017 Remaster)
18. 15 Minutes Of Fame
19. Free The Butterfly
20. Dancing In The Wind

Joe Bonamassa Announces 2018 UK Tour Dates
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Blues rocker Joe Bonamassa has announced that he will be heading across the pond next March to launch a short UK tour in support of his latest album "Blues of Desperation".

The seven date trek will include shows at the following venues beginning with Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (March 9), followed by Manchester Arena (March 10).

The remaining dates include Carlisle Sands Centre (March 11), Aberdeen GE Oil & Gas Centre (March 13), Gateshead Sage (March 14), Birmingham Genting Arena (March 16) and Brighton Centre (March 17).

DEF LEPPARD's LEAD GUITARIST – PHIL COLLEN –  JOINS JOE SATRIANI’S G4 CAMP

PENS NEW SONG – “YO TO JOE (G4 Anthem)”- IN TRIBUTE TO THE GUITAR VIRTUOSO

(Los Angeles,CA) – Soon after Def Leppard’s PHIL COLLEN was invited to join the annual G4 Experience, led by guitar great JOE SATRIANI, he was moved to write an instrumental in homage to the guitar master.

“I was honored when Joe invited me to join the G4 experience and I decided to write and record an instrumental track called "Yo 2 Joe" as a tribute to him. I was further honored when he played on the track with me because he is such an amazing artist.  I wanted the track to reflect the vibe of his influential Surfing with the Alien album. Thirty years later, he continues to wow generations of guitar players and music fans alike.“

The track will be released as a single on July 21 and will be given free to those attending the camp.  Pre-orders for the track begin today:   flyt.it/yo2joeiTunes

Also joining SATRIANI and COLLEN at this year's G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary are Warren DeMartini [Ratt], and Paul Gilbert. The event takes place on July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA.

For its fourth installment, the G4 Experience enjoys a game-changing and historic first. The camp will celebrate the writing, recording, and performance of SATRIANI’s seminal GRAMMY Award-nominated, platinum-selling 1987 epic, Surfing with the Alien—one of the most successful instrumental guitar albums ever made. Recognizing the record’s 30th anniversary, campers will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pull back the curtain on the album with the visionaries behind the music.

SATRIANI will be joined by his original live band during the record’s tour cycle, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover, return for the first time since 1995 for the evening’s performances.

For more information on G4, visit:  g4experience

AC/DC Star Admits He Shot Himself In The Foot
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Longtime AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appears to be in a much better place today following a few years of setbacks including a heart attack and a house arrest following a conviction for drug offenses.

Rudd was arrested in late 2014 as AC/DC was preparing to launch a blockbuster world tour and ultimately was unable to take part in the trek after being sentenced to home detention. He suffered another setback last summer when he was forced to undergo emergency surgery following a heart attack.

The drummer recently spoke to Music Radar to promote his European tour supporting his solo album "Head Job" and addresses both his health problems and the issues that kept him from touring with AC/DC.

He said of his health, "I've never felt better. Since they fixed me up I've had a whole new lease on life." Rudd also accepted the blame for the legal issues that prevented him from touring with AC/DC. "I was just being a f***ing d***head. I shot myself in the foot. You make your own bed, mate. You make your own mistakes and you have to deal with them and that is what I have done. Hindsight is 20/20."

Ace Frehley Streams Unreleased Song and Announces Expanded Reissue
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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is streaming the unreleased track, "Hard For Me", as a preview to the September 8 release of an expanded reissue of his 2009 album, "Anomaly."

The guitarist's fifth solo project - which debuted and peaked at No. 27 on the US Billboard 200 - mixed original material with a cover of the 1974 Sweet classic, "Fox On The Run."

The updated 2017 edition adds three bonus tracks: "Hard For Me" - which was later reworked into the album's opening tune, "Foxy & Free" - a slower version of "Pain In The Neck", and the previously digital-only bonus track, "The Return Of Space Bear."

"Anomaly Deluxe" will feature enhanced album art, a new live poster, and extensive liner notes by rock writer and Frehley historian Ron Albanese, including track-by-track commentary by the guitarist himself.

"I think this new edition of the album is great - a special treat for the fans," says Frehley. "And, with the bonus tracks, they'll get a little more insight into how the album came together." Stream the song and read more here.

Stevie Nicks And Tom Petty Duet Classic Hit In London
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Fans that attended the London stop of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour on Sunday night were treated to a special duet performance with Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks.

Stevie joined the band onstage during their July 9th concert at Hyde Park to perform her and Petty's hit duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" and fan filmed footage has been shared online.

The song was released as the first single from Nicks' 1981 solo album "Bella Donna" and was co-written by Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell, according to Song Facts. It hit No. 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and No. 3 on the Hot 100. Watch the Hyde Park performance here.

Beatles 50th Anniversary Yellow Submarine Comic Planned
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To mark the anniversary of Yellow Submarine, the psychedelia-tinged animated fantasy film that featured the Beatles' music, as well as the band, both in animated and live-action versions, the Beatle's Apple Corporation has partnered with Titan Comics to create a comic book adaptation of the film.

A recent report in The Hollywood Reporter says that, "Incoming MAD Magazine editor Bill Morrison will write and illustrate Titan Comics' adaptation in time for the movie's 50th anniversary next year."

Speaking about the upcoming project, Chris Teather of Titan Comics said, "We're thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie. We can't wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation." here.

Godsmack's Sully Erna Takes On Opiod Crisis In New Solo Video
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Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has released as special music video for his track "Different Kind Of Tears", which is a song from his 2016 solo album "Hometown Life".

Sully created the new clip to help spread awareness as the opioid crisis in America in association with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Recovery Centers of America.

Erna had this to say, "When Jim Wahlberg approached me to get involved with the Foundation to combat the out-of-control opioid epidemic sweeping this country, it was an easy decision.

"Most of the charity work I have done is based around helping out inner-city kids to begin with--since I was that kid myself once--and especially since the opioid problem is now so severe in my hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts. This song and video echo the feelings of struggle and loss people experience with this addiction and yearns to be heard." Watch the video here.

Van Morrison Announces New Album 'Roll With The Punches'
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Van Morrison has announced that he will be releasing his brand new studio album "Roll With The Punches" on September 22nd which will be a mix of original material and his take on some classic rhythm and blues songs.

The music legend self-produced the effort which he recorded with a team of studio collaborators that included Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello.

Van Morrison had this to say, "From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the blues is you don't dissect it--you just do it. I've never over-analysed what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that's the way the blues works--it's an attitude.

"I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing--people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot."

He added, "The songs on Roll With The Punches--whether I've written them or not--they're performance oriented. Each song is like a story and I'm performing that story. That's been forgotten over years because people over-analyse things. I was a performer before I started writing songs and I've always felt like that's what I do."

Roll With The Punches tracklist:

1) Roll With the Punches (Van Morrison & Don Black)
2) Transformation (Van Morrison)
3) I Can Tell (Bo Diddley & Samuel Bernard Smith)
4) Stormy Monday/Lonely Avenue (Stormy Monday--T-Bone
Walker/Lonely Avenue--Doc Pomus)
5) Goin' To Chicago (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)
6) Fame (Van Morrison)
7) Too Much Trouble (Van Morrison)
8) Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke)
9) Ordinary People (Van Morrison)
10) How Far From God (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
11) Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs)
12) Automobile Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins)
13) Benediction (Mose Allison)
14) Mean Old World (Little Walter)
15) Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)

BRITISH ROCK GODS THE WHO TAKE OVER AXS TV IN AN EPIC NIGHT OF MUSIC, HEADLINED BY THE BAND’S GROUNDBREAKING 1975 ROCK OPERA TOMMY, ON SATURDAY, JULY 22, STARTING AT 6pE/3pP

The Block also Includes ROCK LEGENDS: THE WHO, Roger Daltrey on THE BIG INTERVIEW, and the Epic 1979 Rock Doc THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

Daltrey Addressing First Time He Met Townshend Video Clip Here 

Take a ride on the “Magic Bus,” as AXS TV salutes one of rock n’ roll’s most influential acts in the Saturday Stack: The Who block on Saturday, July 22, at 6pE/3pP. The night of music features in-depth interviews, rare archive footage, and unforgettable performances, kicking off with an insightful look at the band’s long-lasting impact as true rock trailblazers in the 2016 profile ROCK LEGENDS: THE WHO, with an encore broadcast at 11pE/8pP. Next, newsman Dan Rather sits down with The Who founder Roger Daltrey to discuss the legendary front man’s celebrated career on a powerful episode of THE BIG INTERVIEW at 6:30pE, with an encore at 11:30pE.

Then, at 7pE, filmmaker Jeff Stein presents the rock icons as you’ve never seen them before in the landmark 1979 rock doc THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT—“a celluloid rock n’ roll revival meeting” that captures the wild heart and infectious spirit of the beloved Brits, as they spend time with their fans, make press appearances, and rock out as only they can. THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT will re-air at 12aE. The night comes to a close at 9pE with the band’s groundbreaking Oscar®-nominated rock opera TOMMY, starring Roger Daltrey as the titular blind, deaf, and dumb wunderkind who embarks on a twisting odyssey of music, drugs, religion, and pinball. Golden Age favorites Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed lead a star-studded cast that also boasts appearances from Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, Keith Moon and Eric Clapton, among others. TOMMY will re-air at 2aE.

Schedule at a Glance: Saturday, July 22nd - Saturday Stack: The Who
6pE and 11pE– “Rock Legends: The Who”
6:30pE and 11:30pE – “The Big Interview: Roger Daltrey”
7pE and 12aE – “The Who - The Kids Are Alright”
9pE  and 2aE–“Tommy” 


MARTY FRIEDMAN Reveals New Track "Miracle", Discusses New Album Details in Billboard Interview

Listen/Read Now via Billboard Magazine

New Album, Wall Of Sound, out August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records

U.S. Tour with SCALE THE SUMMIT and THE FINE CONSTANT Begins August 2

MARTY FRIEDMAN wasted no time unleashing his two latest anthems, "Self Pollution" and "Whiteworm", in preparation of the release of his new album, Wall Of Sound, to be released on August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Today, Marty follows up with another soaring new track, "Miracle", posted alongside an interview with Billboard Magazine.  

Marty tells Billboard that "Miracle" is a heartfelt song, and that, "it's supposed to make you feel really good after a big accomplishment, like you ran a marathon, a promotion or you fell in love with somebody."

Check out the track and read up on Wall Of Sound, here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7864293/marty-friedmans-miracle-exclusive-listen             

Wall Of Sound expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Pre-orders can be found here: http://smarturl.it/MartyFriedman

Once again, MARTY FRIEDMAN assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guest on Wall Of Sound. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese musician Kiyoshi - who is undisputedly one of the most aggressive bassists on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides and Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven, and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album. 

Wall Of Sound will be available on all digital platforms, compact disc and comes in five limited edition LP color variants:
White Black Swirl LP - 300 Worldwide

  • Clear Black Smoke LP - 100 Worldwide
  • Glow in The Dark LP - 100 Worldwide
  • Clear Black Swirl LP - European retail exclusive, 100 Europe only
  • White LP - US indie retail exclusive, 200 US only

MARTY FRIEDMAN will begin a headlining run on August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Support comes from Houston's top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI's incendiary power trio, The Fine Constant.  See below for all upcoming tour dates:

Marty Friedman - Wall of Sound Tour 2017
w/ Special Guests Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant

8/02 The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8/03 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
8/04 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
8/05 Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
8/06 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
8/08 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
8/09 Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
8/10 Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO
8/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
8/17 The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
8/18 Trees, Dallas, TX
8/19 Tower Theater, Oklahoma, OK
8/20 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
8/23 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
8/24 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
8/25 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
8/26 The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
8/27 The Parish @ HOB, Anaheim, CA
8/28 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

About MARTY FRIEDMAN:

MARTY FRIEDMAN has received dozens of platinum and gold awards from throughout the globe and continually pushes the boundaries of music as is heard to new levels on Wall Of Sound. Fluent in Japanese, Friedman currently resides in Tokyo where he is a constant fixture on Japanese television (appearing on hundreds of network programs, musical and non-musical, and as the face of long running campaigns for Fanta/Coca Cola, Sumitomo Bank, Suntory etc.), in addition to appearing in major motion pictures. He is also the author of two hardcover books in Japanese detailing his unusual views on the current Japanese music scene, as well as two best-selling manga-related books, which are both in their eighth editions now. Friedman has not only held top charting positions with his own albums in Japan, but has also collaborated on and produced several chart topping hits.

MARTY FRIEDMAN was recently appointed a Japanese Heritage Ambassador by the Japanese Government Ministry of Cultural Affairs to promote the country`s upcoming Olympic games. He is currently filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.

MARTY FRIEDMAN Online:
www.martyfriedman.com
www.facebook.com/martyfriedman.official
www.facebook.com/prostheticrecords
www.jacksonguitars.com/features/marty-friedman

 
THE VINYL SINGLES COLLECTION 1984-1989

Status Quo release The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984 - 1989, on August 4, 2017 on UMe. This carefully curated release is the third in a series of five limited edition Status Quo 7” singles box sets. Each set covers a decade (in the case of the Eighties there are two sets) of the band’s U.K. singles. The music is also available via a digital download code included in the box. Classic Rock said of the first in the series, “This is Quo in their effortless, casually-exalted pomp… The singles box, complete with picture sleeves and choice B-sides, is a delight”.

The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984 - 1989 features all the 7" singles from the second part of the Eighties and features tracks such as “Rollin’ Home,” “The Wonderer” and “In the Army Now.” “Naughty Girl” appears for the first time as a single as it was unreleased at the time

The singles, mastered from original tapes, are presented in their original sleeves (picture and house bags). This Limited-Edition release offers twelve 7” black heavyweight vinyl records housed in a rigid lift-off lid box.  The box set contains a booklet with quotes and chart history of each single along with a selection of rare foreign covers and memorabilia.

Fully supported by the band, The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984 - 1989 is a phenomenal collection that will be cherished by Quo fans the world over.

Following on from the well-received release in March 2017 of the first collection covering 1972 - 1979, The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984 - 1989 is a triumphant revisiting of the glory days of one of the world’s most important rock acts. 

The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984-1989

SINGLE ONE “The Wanderer” / “Can't Be Done” 
SINGLE TWO “Naughty Girl” / “No Contract”
SINGLE THREE “Rollin' Home” / “Lonely”
SINGLE FOUR “Red Sky” / “Don't Give It Up” 
SINGLE FIVE “In the Army Now” / “Heartburn”
SINGLE SIX “Dreamin'” /”Long Legged Girls” 
SINGLE SEVEN “Ain't Complaining” / “That's Alright” 
SINGLE EIGHT“Who Gets the Love?” / “Halloween”
SINGLE NINE “Running All Over the World” / “Magic”
SINGLE TEN “Burning Bridges (On and Off and On Again)” / “Whatever You Want”
SINGLE ELEVEN “Not at All” / “Gone Thru the Slips” 
SINGLE TWELVE “Little Dreamer” / “Rotten to The Bone” 

Order The Vinyl Singles Collection 1984-1989 here: https://StatusQuo.lnk.to/VinylSinglesCollectionVol3

Ringo Starr Recruits Big Stars As Guests On New Album
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Ringo Starr turned 77 last week and celebrated the occasion by revealing a big announcement: The former Beatle will release Give More Love, a studio album with his All Starr Band, on September 15.

Give More Love features 10 new tracks and an incredible cast of collaborators: First and foremost, Sir Paul McCartney, who appears on 'We're on the Road Again" and 'Show Me the Way."

Other guests include Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart and more. Ringo will hit the road this fall with standing engagements in Las Vegas (between Oct. 18 and 28) and more U.S. dates to follow. Read more here.

OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST!

THE BIGGEST METAL FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA EVER...again

Saturday, November 4 (OZZFEST) and Sunday, November 5 (KNOTFEST)

Saturday, November 4 (OZZFEST) and Sunday, November 5 (KNOTFEST) at Glen Helen Amphitheater And Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. Special pre-fest kickoff Friday, November 3 for all ticketed campers.

l Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10:00 AM (PT) at OZZFEST.COM and KNOTFEST.COM. Early ticket prices range from $29.00 for a single day GA lawn ticket to $239.00 for two-day GA pit passes; a variety of VIP packages are also available for each day.

OZZY OSBOURNE:  "Last year's show with Black Sabbath was just incredible and I'm thrilled to be coming back this year with Zakk, Tommy, Blasko and Adam to headline the 21st anniversary of Ozzfest."

CLOWN:  "It's that incredible time again where Ozzfest and Knotfest meet up to bring all music fans together for two days of Rock and Roll.  Let's not forget the beautiful culture we are involved in and the history that is being written. Join the true passion of our concepts. I'll see you there. Stay (sic)."

SHARON OSBOURNE:  "Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is coming back for another round.  Last year we had over 75,000 people attend and we have another great lineup this year with Ozzy's first solo show in L.A. in more than six years.  This is not just another show...it's Ozzfest Meets Knotfest!  And this year's event means the world to me as we'll be amongst friends like Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and Stone Sour...it's going to be another amazing weekend."

COREY TAYLOR: "Knotfest was never supposed to be exclusively about Slipknot. It was always about the things that fueled the spirit of Slipknot: music, art, passion, insanity, and the tribes that give it power. So it would make sense for Knotfest to carry on these ideas, even without Slipknot. Because these things are the gasoline of creativity, and there's plenty to go around, with plenty of great bands, acts and things to see.  Teaming up again with Ozzfest means another weekend of the biggest, baddest, loudest and best. I hope you all will join us; it's going to be (sic)."

The multi-stage, two-day weekend camping event will include more than 40 acts:

OZZFEST
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

MAIN STAGE
Ozzy Osbourne
Prophets of Rage
Deftones
Children of Bodom
Orange Goblin

SECOND STAGE
Kreator
Baroness
High on Fire
Iron Reagan
1349
Havok
Kyng
Tombs
Night Demon
Thrown Into Exile 

NUCLEAR BLAST EXTREME STAGE
Possessed
Suffocation
Fallujah
Rings of Saturn 

KNOTFEST
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

MAIN STAGE
Rob Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Stone Sour
Eighteen Visions
Prayers

SECOND STAGE
Testament
Life of Agony
Black Dahlia Murder
Upon a Burning Body
Goatwhore
Death Angel
Code Orange
ONI
Stitched Up Heart
DED

NUCLEAR BLAST EXTREME STAGE
Repulsion
Exhumed
Warbringer
Ghoul

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BILLY IDOL, STEVE STEVENS, JERRY CANTRELL, NANCY WILSON, STEVEN ADLER, and MANY MORE ARTISTS! 

COOL SIGNED ITEMS, ART and EXPERIENCES BEING AUCTIONED IN BENEFIT OF THE ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501(c)3

We are honored to have so many amazing supporters for the ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION. The latest being the following donations:

*** MEET BILLY IDOL & STEVE STEVENS – VIP PACKAGE in LAS VEGAS

Meet Billy Idol & Steve Stevens with 2 Tickets, VIP meet & greet, both Billy Idol and Steve Stevens for a 1 on 1 photo opp and get a $40 Voucher valid at the Billy Idol Online Store! This is for the Billy Idol: Forever in October at the House of Blues in Las Vegas
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***BILLY MORRISON of BILLY IDOL – LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED ARTWORK

Billy Morrison Self Portrait, Limited Edition Screenprint by Billy Morrison – This is a limited edition of only 10 sets printed from the original acrylic painting – They are signed, framed and you can ask for a personal message from Billy~
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**** ALL-STAR SIGNED GUITAR – STEVEN ADLER, NANCY WILSON, JERRY CANTRELL, MIKE INEZ and MANY, MANY MORE!

Autographed Schecter Guitar Signed by the 2017 Rock Against MS Concert Performers Including Members of Guns N' Roses, Heart, Alice in Chains and More!
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ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. 

Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call THE ROCK HOUSE, is in the planning stages, offering free support groups, integrative therapies, creative and educational workshops to all those whose lives have been affected by MS designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS #HelpingPeopleNOW

About Multiple Sclerosis

  • Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. 
  • MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
  • Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis.  The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. 
  • Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. 
  • MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.

For more information on Rock Against MS Foundation, 501c3 click here: www.rockagainstms.org or www.facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation .

Unearthed Rolling Stones 1960s Footage Being Released
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A new book, "The Rolling Stones On Air In The Sixties", will be published by Harper Collins on September 26th. The book will be published in sync with the global release of a DVD containing recently discovered, never-before-released footage of the group filmed for televisions including in front of and behind the cameras.

Written by author Richard Havers and subtitled "TV And Radio History As It Happened", the project delivers a look at the band's rise to fame during their early years - from a January 1963 letter by Brian Jones to the BBC requesting an audition to the story of the group's performance of "Let It Bleed" for BBC's end-of-the-decade celebration television program, "Ten Years Of What."

The book features previously unseen documents from the BBC and commercial archives and includes exclusive interviews with directors and producers who worked with the band during the era.

The Stones themselves also look back at their career-defining broadcasts, sharing individual recollections about the music, the clothes, the fans, the rivals and friends, and the impact they had on the generational divide and the world around them. Read more here.

Metallica Hit New Milestone With Hardwired
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Metallica's latest studio album "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" has officially passed the 1 million mark in real album sales in the US (actual sales and not streaming).

According to Billboard, the band's 2016 release moved another 4,000 copies last week to push the total sum to a little more than 1,004,000 actual albums sold to date. The feat marks the group's 12th album to sell at least a million copies Stateside since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. "Hardwired…" currently sits at No. 123 on the US Billboard 200.

The update follows news that the project had achieved US platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on April 12 through sales of a million equivalent album units, which blend traditional album sales, tracks sold from an album and on-demand audio and video streams. Read more here.

Iron Maiden Plan Some Surprises For Next Year
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Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray has reassured fans that the latest rumors that the legendary metal band is planning to retire are not true and in face they are planning some surprises next year.

Murray addresses the rumors when he spoke with Southern California newspaper The Press Enterprise. He told them, "We're not stopping after this tour; this isn't the last tour by any means. We're going to finish this one out, which we're having a lot of fun [doing], and then we're going to take some time off and next year there's going to be some surprises."

The guitarist said later in the interview, "If it was to finish tomorrow, I think I could say quite honestly that I've been very happy and very lucky and have done everything, enjoyed most of it, because of all the places we've travelled to, you'd never go there.

"We're lucky enough in that respect to see the world several times over by being on tour. That in itself has been a great experience and also playing music and being able to express ourselves in a melodic form, an aggressive form and just have fun with that.

"The future, there's still things to do so you just keep inventing new things all the time, try to create new things every day."

Duane Allman Tops Derek Trucks List Of Favorite Guitarist
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Ahead of the Tedeschi Trucks Band playing a "hometown" Atlanta show, Derek Trucks has been talking to The Atlanta Magazine about playing live, influences and his favorite guitarists.

When asked about his favorite guitar players, Trucks - widely considered a modern great himself - says: "For me, Duane Allman was my first influence, so he's always right near the top. Then there's Charlie Christian, who was one of the first electric soloists. He played stuff that people still haven't quite topped.

"I love the old blues guys, too. The way John Lee Hooker approaches the instrument is so singular and unique. It's not always technique and flash for me; it's 'how does it stick with you?'

"But I could give you my Top 20, and it would be 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D... At a certain level, when you make it to that pantheon, you can be tied, but you can't be beat." Read more here.

Neil Young Releasing Lost 1976 Album 'Hitchhiker'
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Neil Young will be issuing his previously unreleased 1976 album, "Hitchhiker", on August 4th. According to Young news site Thrasher's Wheat, the rocker originally recorded the 10-track, all acoustic album live in one session at Indigo Studios in Malibu, CA on August 11, 1976.

The album's title track appeared on Young's 2010 album, "Le Noise", while the package delivers stripped-down versions of fan favourites "Powderfinger", "Human Highway" and "Pocahontas", and features two previously unreleased tunes: "Hawaii" and "Give Me Strength."

The original session was produced by Young's longtime studio collaborator David Brings, and has been updated with new post production by John Hanlon, who has worked with the rocker since 1990 and produced his most recent works, including his latest effort, 2016's "Peace Trail."

Young recalled the 1976 recording session in his 2014 memoir Special Deluxe, writing "I spent the night there with David and recorded nine solo acoustic songs, completing a tape I called Hitchhiker. It was a complete piece, although I was pretty stony on it, and you can hear it in my performances." Read more here.

Glenn Hughes Announces First Full Deep Purple Shows In 40 Years
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Glenn Hughes has announced that he will be playing full concerts featuring music from his former band Deep Purple during his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand this fall.

The shows will mark the first time in 40 years that Hughes will perform material from the iconic band since his final show with the group on March 15th, 1976 at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.

Glenn shared his excitement about the special upcoming concerts, "I'm incredibly excited to get out there and play tracks like 'Burn', 'Mistreated', 'Stormbringer' and 'Getting Tighter', as well as some of those older songs that helped define the genre. With this band, I can assure you of a concert that'll blow your mind."

His touring band will also feature guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Pontus Engborg and keyboardist Lachy Doley. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Sydney on September 30th and wrap on October 2nd in Auckland.

Glenn Hughes Deep Purple Tour Dates:
09/20 - State Theatre - Sydney, Australia
09/24 - Perth Concert Hall - Perth, Australia
09/26 - Horncastle Arena - Christchurch, New Zealand
09/27 - Michael Fowler Centre - Wellington, New Zealand
09/29 - Hamer Hall - Melbourne, Australia
10/01 - Qpac Concert Hall - Brisbane, Australia
10/03 - ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre - Auckland, New Zealand

'WE ARE X' --ACCLAIMED MUSIC DOCUMENTARY-- MAKES STREAMING DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY NOW ON HULU

X JAPAN (L-R): Pata (guitar), Heath (bass), Yoshiki (composer, drums, piano), ToshI (vocals) and Sugizo (violin, guitar). Photo: http://tinyurl.com/j27grnn.

WE ARE X--the critically acclaimed documentary film about the rock group X JAPAN from the production team behind the Oscar-winning Searching for Sugar Man-made its streaming debut exclusively on HULU starting Sunday, July 2. The music doc film comes to HULU through an exclusive deal with Magnolia Pictures that grants the streaming service the pay one window streaming rights to films released by the major film distributor. For more information, visit: https://www.hulu.com/network/magnolia.  

From the producers of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man and director and documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), comes WE ARE X, a captivating and transcendent rock 'n' roll documentary about one of the most successful bands in history, X JAPAN. WE ARE X profiles the blockbuster Japanese rock band and its enigmatic frontman YOSHIKI--composer, classically trained pianist, drummer and the creative force behind the band's wild success. Featuring interviews with Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Stan Lee and more, WE ARE X dives into YOSHIKI's life and X JAPAN's attempt to break into the American music industry. Supported by concert footage, band interviews and fan photos, the compelling film takes a look at X JAPAN's hardships and conflicts including suicide and cultism. Also spotlighting the band's triumphs, WE ARE X explores the X JAPAN's phenomenal success, boasting more than 30 million albums and singles sold, countless sold-out concerts around the world ad fans in North America, Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. An astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted--but truly unstoppable--virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world's most devoted fans.

 Critical soundbites for the film WE ARE X:  
“If We Are X proves anything, it's that rock bands can experience similar trials: acrimony and fatalities, but also, sometimes, glorious comebacks." -The New York Times

 "Invoking the spirit of an epic rock show, We Are X expresses all the energy, joy and sadness of X Japan's music." -The Los Angeles Times

 "More than a rock documentary, the film is about friendship, grief, the humans behind the make-up and masks, and the people they indelibly touch." -LA WEEKLY

WE ARE X DVD cover ( here).

YOSHIKI:
http://www.yoshiki.net/
YOSHIKI Facebook/ @YoshikiOfficial Twitter / YOSHIKI YouTube 
@yoshikiofficial Instagram

X JAPAN:
http://www.xjapan.com 
X JapanFacebook / @xjapanofficial Twitter / X Japan YouTube

WE ARE X film available now on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD via Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label 

Amazon Link: http://bit.ly/WeAreXDVD
iTunes Link: http://bit.ly/WeAreXiTunes

WE ARE X film soundtrack out now via Sony Music's Legacy Recordings:
iTunes Link:
http://smarturl.it/WeAreX_iTunes
Amazon Link: http://smarturl.it/WeareX_amz
Web: http://wearexfilm.com
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3yJhsrgg4g
Images:  https://app.box.com/s/g5zeezj2vtmijw92fzem66m238l0wmpa


Def Leppard And Journey In Talks For New Tour
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Def Leppard and Journey are in talks to possibly team up to hit the road for a big tour together for this first time in over a decade, according to Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell.

The two hit making bands had previously played a successful coheadlining tour together in the summer of 2006 and shared the stage at the 2009 Download festival in the UK and Campbell says that it is possible they will team up again next year.

He told the Do You Know Jack? radio show, "I know that nothing is set in stone, but negotiations are going on, and one of the acts we're talking about touring with next year could possibly be Journey. But it's not the only thing that's in the works. But I know we are trying to put together a big tour for next year, yeah."

Ozzy, Megadeth, KISS, Stone Sour Lead Festival Lineup
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Here's a major metal and hard rock festival that's set to rock Chicago in less than two weeks. The 2017 Chicago Open Air festival happens July Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, just outside of the Windy City.

Performers include Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Anthrax, Kiss, Korn, Slayer, Clutch and many more. Other acts include Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Behemoth, Kyng and more.

"We are beyond stoked to be a part of Chicago Open Air this year," Stone Sour's Corey Taylor said in a statement. "If you've never seen Stone Sour before, you're in for a … treat. If you HAVE seen Stone Sour before, forget what you're expecting. It's a whole new ballgame. See you all soon!"

"…I mean, KISS, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Rob Zombie?!" added Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. "If I wasn't playing, I would want to go just to be part of the party!!" Read more here.

Metallica Star Reveals His Favorite Metal and Hard Rock Albums
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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was recently asked by Rolling Stone to name his 15 favorite metal and hard rock albums. Guns N' Roses' 1987 blockbuster Appetite for Destruction, AC/DC's 1977 collection Let There Be Rock and Deep Purple's 1972 live album Made in Japan all made the list.

On Guns N' Roses, Ulrich calls Appetite for Destruction "the blueprint for literally thousands of bands." True! AC/DC's Let There Be Rock, according to Ulrich, is AC/DC's "heaviest...densest...most energetic record."

Regarding Made in Japan, Ulrich states, "Deep Purple obviously had a handful of insane songs, from 'Highway Star' to 'Smoke on the Water' to 'Speed King' to all the rest of them. But there's probably no other band in rock where the difference between the album versions and the live versions are more radical." See Lars' full list here.

Original Smashing Pumpkins Members Discussing 2018 Reunion
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Former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin revealed in a recent radio interview that talks are underway for the original lineup of the group to reunite in 2018.

Chamberlin told WGN Radio (via NME), "We were talking about playing next year with the band and somebody asked me, you know, 'What's it like trying to co-ordinate that?' "I said it's like 'Grumpy Old Men 3?, only there's four grumpy old men and one's a woman'. So… that's how it's gotten to be."

He also spoke about the complicated chemistry between him and frontman Bill Corgan, "The two hours that we spend playing music together is the greatest thing in the world. It's the other 22 hours of the day that him and I are… He's got opinions, I've got opinions. We're both grown men, right?"

Corgan discussed the reunion possibilities during an interview with his hometown radio station 97.9 The Loop earlier this year and says that he and James Iha have been discussing playing together again and said of a full reunion of the original lineup, "There's a willingness for us to play, but also the world's changed a lot since we didn't play. So the reunion thing is always a bit weird because people come in with their expectations.

"So my whole thing is if we're gonna do it, I think we do it to make people happy and not go against the tide of what people would want to hear in that type of stuff, but my interest in it is sort of limited. I'm not gonna do it for like 14 years of my life."

Ace Frehley Addresses KISS Reunion Speculation
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Ace Frehley made headlines last week when he revealed that he has collaborated with his former KISS bandmate Gene Simmons on new music which sparked new speculation that he may reunite with the group.

The guitarist addressed the reunion talk during an interview with Eddie Truck and revealed that there has been absolutely no talk between him and KISS about his returning to the group.

Frehley said (via an online transcription), "I can only be honest with you. It's something I haven't pushed and it's something that Paul and Gene haven't brought up to me. I'm just gonna let nature take its course. If the fans demand it, it'll probably get to a point where they're not gonna be able to say 'no.' But I've always said they'll be fine with what they're doing and I'll be fine on my own. I've got a great solo band. We tour the world. We're touring Australia again with Alice Cooper in October.

"So whatever happens, one way or the other, everybody's gonna be fine. But if by chance Paul and Gene decide to bring me back in the fold and do a world tour, I think that could be great too, if it was handled correctly. But I haven't been approached, no. Honestly."

Ace went on to say that he believes a reunion will happen once Gene, Paul and KISS manager Doc McGhee receive a multimillion-dollar offer from a promoter. "If a promoter calls up Doc McGhee and says, 'We'll give you two hundred million dollars and do a six-month tour,' I'm gonna get a phone call. If that doesn't happen, I may not. Who knows? But, like I said, either way, everybody's gonna be fine."

Grateful Dead Shed Light On In The Dark At 30
Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh Guest On IN THE STUDIO

Dallas, TX - JULY 6, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands gets a rare peek into the world of one of America’s iconic musical treasures, the Grateful Dead, on the 30th anniversary of their 1987 hit album   In The Dark.

From their inception in 1965’s San Francisco Haight/Ashbury district, the Grateful Dead were highly prolific writers and released many albums through 1980, even releasing two classics in one year, American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead  in 1970. But as the 1980s rolled on, the band experienced a dry spell on new material and studio releases, choosing instead to focus on touring. By 1986 however, it was apparent that the dry spell had become a full-fledged creative drought. Adding injury to insult midway through the decade, Grateful Dead singer, songwriter, lead guitarist Jerry Garcia went into a coma from undiagnosed diabetes and almost died. So the album In The Dark, that emerged in July 1987 was truly the resurrection of the Dead, becoming the band’s top-seller ever.  IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard asks Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh why the Dead went almost seven years without releasing a studio album prior to 1987’s In The Dark. Bob Weir explains. 

“We never got around to it. We were on the road so much just to keep our noses above water and (it was) kinda, what we were robotized into doing I think... We did go into the studio a couple of times and it wasn’t our best period. Jerry wasn’t in his best health at that particular point, for instance. You know when we would go into the studio we wouldn’t get much of anywhere. They were pretty sleepy sessions.”  - Bob Weir

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Oticon and Legendary Rock Band Styx to Stream World’s First Live Rock Concert to Hearing Aid Wearers

Hearing-impaired fans to rock on with Oticon’s Internet-connected Opn hearing aids

In a world’s first, Oticon, Inc. has joined forces with chart-topping rock band Styx for a live concert broadcast exclusively for fans wearing the company’s Oticon Opn™ Internet-connected hearing aids. Scheduled as part of the band’s nationwide summer tour, this will be the first time a live performance will be delivered directly to hearing aid wearers, enabling them to stream the heart-pumping sounds of an in-person concert directly to their hearing aids. The partnership will highlight Styx’s continued commitment to high-quality sound as well as Oticon Opn’s life-enhancing open sound experience.

Opn, Oticon’s family of Internet-connected hearing aids, can communicate directly with a full range of connected devices, so wearers can listen to TV; connect with doorbells, smoke detectors, and other smart devices; and even get the weather—all through their hearing aids. And now, hearing aid wearers can add “listen to the live broadcast of a rock concert” to the list.

The award-winning Opn also performs well at in-person events. The small, discreet hearing aid delivers a more natural, clear, and open sound that allows users to more easily participate in conversations in crowded, noisy environments such as restaurants, public venues or even live rock concerts. Now available as a rechargeable solution, Opn miniRITE hearing aids can be charged overnight to provide wearers with all-day power to last through any big event.

In addition to demonstrating the wireless connectivity of the Opn platform, the live broadcast will highlight Styx’s legendary production quality, which it has replicated on its new album, “The Mission,” released on June 16. Styx produced the album, the band’s first in 14 years, using many of the same analog production and recording technologies that gave the band its distinctive sound on hits such as “Renegade”, “Come Sail Away”, and “Blue Collar Man”.

“We are proud to announce a special alliance with Oticon to present the first live concert to be streamed to fans wearing Oticon Opn hearing aids,” said Tommy Shaw, lead vocalist and guitarist for Styx. “Hearing loss affects fans of all ages and with Oticon’s new technology, we are looking forward to being a part of this historic event!”

Rockin’ through the ages
Many fans that grew up listening to Styx are now at the age where hearing loss becomes more prevalent. In fact, one in six baby boomers experience hearing loss, making it difficult for them to enjoy concerts, theater, and other public events. This new active generation of people with hearing loss wants solutions that allow them to stay engaged in all aspects of their lives, and the advanced technology of Oticon Opn enables them to do just that. From making it easier to follow and participate in conversations with multiple speakers to delivering the unmatched sound of a live Styx concert, Opn proves that when treated, hearing loss sufferers can live active, social lives.

“This partnership between Oticon and Styx is a match made in sound quality heaven,” said Sheena Oliver, Vice President, Marketing at Oticon. “The Styx live broadcast is an exciting way to reach Opn wearers who are affected by hearing loss, and also helps to remind people of all ages about the importance of hearing health. Through this event, we will demonstrate how Oticon Opn enables those with hearing loss to rock on and actively participate in all of life’s moments and memories.”

For more information on the entire Oticon Opn family, visit www.Oticon.com/Opn.


French Music Legends Magma's Critically Acclaimed 1975 “Magma Live” Album Remastered With Bonus Tracks

Remastered 2-CD In DigiPack - contains Booklet with text & lyrics – original recordings & bonus tracks

Paris - Much to the excitement of Magma fans worldwide, the band's critically acclaimed 1975 live album “Magma Live” has been remastered and contains two bonus tracks not on the original release! After the departure in autumn 1974 of Jannick Top and most of the other members of the band, Magma rose phoenix-like from the ashes with a new hot line-up, which saw the musical opportunity lying before it. After long rehearsals Christian Vander realized that he had yet another exceptional group and the decision was taken to records the first Magma live album. The recording, made in June 1975 at the Taverne de l'Olympia, perfectly demonstrates the incredible impact made by Magma. Absolutely dedicated to the music of Christian Vander, who by that time had reached the summit of his art, the band plays as if they were one man and sweeps all before it in its triumphant passage.

Whether it was a new arrangement of any old pieces (KOHNTARK, KOBAH, MEKANIK), or a previously unheard piece (HHAI, LIHNS), the sound of Magma has never been heard more powerfully as on this incredible recording. Although it remains difficult to point any one performance as being outstanding, it would never-the-less be difficult not to react to the mind-blowing performance by Didier Lockwood, whose violin playing contributes so greatly to the profound originality of this magnificent double album!

ZUND 1: 
1 - KOHNTARK part 1 (original mix 1975)
2 - KOHNTARK part 2 (original mix 1975)  
3 - EMEHNTEHTT-RE  announcement (alternative mix 1989)**

ZUND 2:
1 - HHAI (original mix 1975)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
2 - KOBAH (original mix 1975)
3 - LIHNS (original mix 1975)
4 - DA ZEUHL WORTZ MEKANIK (alternative mix 1989)**
5 - MEKANIK ZAIN (original mix 1975)

Christian VANDER - drums, vocal 
Klaus BLASQUIZ - vocal  
Stella VANDER – vocal
Bernard PAGANOTTI - bass  
Gabriel FEDEROW - guitar 
Didier LOCKWOOD - violin 
Benoit WIDEMANN - keyboards 
Jean-Pol ASSELINE - keyboards

Recorded live between June 1st and June 5th 1975 at la TAVERNE DE L'OLYMPIA by Frank OWENS. Mixed by Georges CHKIANZ at studio le Chateau except **Mixé au studio UNIWERIA ZEKT par Francis LINON et Christian VANDER.  Mastering Southeastern lab, Fierce mountain, NC

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Thunderstick is back!
New album from NWOBHM legend: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

First noticed playing with a developing Iron Maiden in the seventies then moving to Samson (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson) Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known not only for his wild style of playing his drums but doing so from inside a cage and terrorizing audiences. He went on to form his own highly theatrical band in the eighties.

Fronted by a female rock ’n’ roll wild child Thunderstick the band was a perfect ‘Beauty and the Beast’ combination, playing live and recording for five years until it folded in 1987. Never to be seen again until now…… Thunderstick is back with a brand new studio album which remains true to the band’s original ‘classic rock’ style: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Thunderstick:

“This is an album that is befitting of the Thunderstick of another era, but screams relevance for today.” “The whole thing came about because of the tragic death of our former vocalist Jodee Valentine at just 55. Jodee’s passing hit me really hard and I wanted to do something in her memory. There are some songs that we were playing live first time around that had never been released, coupled with some new tracks that have been written purely for this album. A new line up. A new album. A new era.”

Scheduled for release at the end of July 2017 this is the classic Thunderstick band format of female vocalist, two guitars, bass and drums and the first Thunderstick album of new material in over three decades. The CD album will be available for purchase via Thunderstick’s Facepage page, via https://www.freewebstore.org/thunderstick-productions and via Bandcamp.

Musicians on the album are: Thunderstick (drums), Martin Shellard (guitars), Dave Kandy Kilford (guitars), Rex Thunderbolt (bass) and Lucy V (vocals).

Song titles on ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ are as follows:
1. Dark Night Black Light
2. Don’t Touch I’ll Scream
3. *Go Sleep With The Enemy (I Dare Ya)
4. The Shining
5. *Encumbrance
6. Fly ‘N’ Mighty
7. Lights (Take MeAway)
8. Blackwing
9. Thunder Thunder ‘17’
0 *I Close My Eyes

All compositions by Barry Graham Purkis. Except *CHANG/DOWNS/PURKIS/SHELLARD. All lyrics by Barry Graham Purkis

Teen Gets Life In Prison For Elton John Concert Bomb Plot
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Haroon Ali-Syed was arrested on Sept. 8, 2016, for planning to detonate a nail bomb at Elton John's Hyde Park concert in London. The concert was scheduled for three days later.

The 19-year-old has now been sentenced to life in prison. Scotland Yard and MI5 worked in conjunction on the investigation, which revealed numerous unsuccessful attempts on Ali-Syed's part to find funding for the attack through loans, reports the UK's Independent.

Ali-Syed admitted that he'd pursued other methods for carrying out his attack, and he settled on the idea of a nail bomb after failing to come up with other types of ammunition. Read more here.

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan And Ritchie Blackmore Talking Again
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Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan revealed in a new interview that he and original guitarist Ritchie Blackmore have settled their differences but he still believes that a reunion is still not likely.

Gillian says in a video interview published last month on Bild's YouTube Musik channel that he and Blackmore have "made our peace. I think pretty much We're in communication now. We've solved a lot of difficulties that were nothing to do with the direct relationship. Old management problems that were dividing us and things like that. Boring stuff, but important nonetheless within the group. So that's all been solved now. So there are message going back and forth, and I can sense goodwill much more than in the past."

But that does not appear to have opened the door to the band reuniting with the guitarist. The singer was asked about the possibility and said, "you know, when you get divorced, it's hard to go back. You must always respect and enjoy the memories and the nostalgia, but would you do it again? Probably not. No.

Just enjoy what happened, because it could so easily be damaged by something like that. And I think if I'm gonna be part of Deep Purple coming to an end, then I've got a lot of other things to do. I would quite happily sit with a couple of beers and do my writing and maybe do some solo stuff with other musicians. But [with Blackmore]… no. No."

Liam Gallagher Releases 'Chinatown' Music Video
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Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher has released a brand new music video for his track "Chinatown." The song comes from his forthcoming solo album "As You Were".

Gallagher recruited Charlie Lightening to direct the new video which was shot at various locations across London. "Chinatown" follows the release of the track "Wall Of Glass" from the new album.

The song was written and produced by Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt who co-wrote four of the songs on Gallagher's upcoming album ("Wall Of Glass", "Paper Crown", "Come Back To Me" and "Doesn't Have To Be That Way"), which is scheduled to hit stores on October 7th. Watch the new video here.

Eric Clapton Catches 28-Pound Salmon In Iceland
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Eric Clapton isn't just a world-class guitarist, he's also a fantastic angler. The rock and roll legend landed a 28-pound salmon on his fly-fishing trip to the Vatnsdalsa River in Iceland this past week, according to Mens Journal.

The fish measured 42.5 inches long. The guitarist had to go over half a mile downriver after catching the giant fish and spent two and a half hours reeling it in. Though the local fishing organization enforces a catch-and-release policy, Clapton snapped a photo of the beauty before letting it go.

Clapton has been going on salmon fishing trips to Iceland since 2000, saying, "It's the thing I look forward to every year. In August we go out there and fish and I take my family and ' I look forward to going there because I can forget everything." Check out Clapton's massive catch here.

Iron Maiden Announce Limited Edition 'Hallowed' Beer
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Iron Maiden have announced that they will launch a new Belgian-style beer named Hallowed in October. Available for a limited period of four months, the new ale will be produced by independent UK family brewers Robinsons and follows the success of the original Trooper, which has sold over 15 million pints since its launch in 2013, and previous limited edition beers Trooper 666 and Red 'N' Black.

Hallowed was created by Robinsons' Master Brewer Martyn Weeks and Iron Maiden's lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson. "What makes this brew pretty special is that we're adopting a Belgian yeast for the first time," explains Dickinson.

"I'm a big fan of Belgian beers, so I jumped at the chance to brew my own. While I get very excited about experimenting with new formulas and ingredients, the thing about Belgian beer is that it's as much a way of life as it is a drink. We've tried to bottle that philosophy in Hallowed, albeit with a British twist." Read more here.

Marty Friedman Streams New Solo Song 'Whiteworm'
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Former 'Rust In Peace' era Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has released a new track walled "Whiteworm." The song comes from his forthcoming new solo album.

Friedman will be releasing the new record, entitled 'Wall Of Sound', on August 4th. "Whiteworm" following the release of the new studio effort's first single "Self Pollution".

Marty spoke about the new song to Guitar World, telling them, "There are many unique playing, composing and arranging concepts on each song [on Wall Of Sound], and they are quite different from each other. In Whiteworm, it starts with an element that I like, which is to do something that 'doesn't sound like me'. I tend to sound like myself even when I'm not trying to, so it is a little thrill to come up with something that doesn't smell like me at all.

"Also, I think a subliminal goal in rock music is to have an intro that many people will want to pick up a guitar and play - 'Stairway to Heaven', 'Smoke on the Water', etc. Since those days, more challenging things can inspire people too. This intro would have made me run to a guitar to try to learn it when I was 15." Stream the song here.

ELP's Greg Lake Releases His Autobiography 'Lucky Man'
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) icon Greg Lake has released his autobiography "Lucky Man" in the UK. We were sent the following details about the new book:

Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King, co-produced by Greg, featured the iconic song "21st Century Schizoid Man." King Crimson pioneered progressive rock and paved the way for many famous bands that followed, from Yes and Genesis to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

In December 1969 Greg met fellow legend Keith Emerson at the Fillmore in San Francisco during a North American tour; the two shared common bonds: European musical influences and a desire to reinterpret classical works while creating a new musical genre. After being introduced to drummer Carl Palmer, they formed the first progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

To date ELP has sold over 50 million records. Lake produced "Emerson, Lake & Palmer," "Tarkus," "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Trilogy," "Brain Salad Surgery," "Works Vol. 1 & 2," and two different live albums. All went platinum and featured a series of hit singles, most written and all sung by Lake. The three created a unique live theatrical performance which featured Emerson attacking his keyboards with knives, Palmer playing a 2.5 ton stainless steel kit and Lake performing on a £6,000 Persian rug which had its own roadie. One of their very first performances was at the historic Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and they went on to headline California Jam, one of the biggest concerts of the 1970s, attended by 350,000 people.

Probably the voice of his generation, Greg fronted the greatest rock supergroup of the 1970s but never held with the "progressive" tag that attached itself to both the music and the excess. "Lucky Man" not only charts the highs and lows of a career in rock music but also reflects on the death of Keith Emerson last year, living with terminal cancer and the end of life. Greg can best be summed up by his now-famous line: "Material wealth is a very fleeting pleasure ... when you can buy anything you want and do anything you want, you soon discover that you actually don't want any of it." Watch the promotional video here.

Metallica Discovered Way To Make Touring 'Tolerable'
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As Metallica prepare to resume their WorldWired trek in support of "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct" at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL tonight, July 5th, drummer Lars Ulrich explains the band's approach to touring in a new interview with Newsweek.

"Not only do we tour a lot on the back of records, but we also tour even when there's no records," says Ulrich. "Touring is obviously an important thing for us - to get out and run away with the rock and roll circus, and increasingly now, with more of the far corners of the world opening up in terms of infrastructure and production elements. So there are more places you can play and more countries you can visit. You can play your own shows, you can play festivals."

Now performing dates in their fourth decade on the road, Ulrich reveals that Metallica has found a work/life balance that keeps things in perspective for all involved. "We kind of found a way to do it in a way that's tolerable," he explains. "We do it in two-week increments so we never leave home for more than two weeks and no one goes off the deep end or loses their mind. You minimize the risk of the whole thing derailing into the black abyss. We managed to get a functioning, balancing dynamic. We never feel like we're away from our domestic situations for too long. It's working for us.

"For me, getting out there, I'd say in my day the two hours onstage is the safest place. There's no one to bug me. I'm the captain of my own ship up there and the best thing in the world is those two hours up on stage." Read more including the upcoming tour dates here.

John Mellencamp Covers Merle Travis' 'Dark as a Dungeon'
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John Mellencamp covered Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon" to support the National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, From The Ashes.

Travis wrote to "describe the harsh and dangerous conditions that coal miners experienced every day." Johnny Cash popularized the tune on his iconic 1968 live album At Folsom Prison.

"It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew, where danger is double and pleasures are few," Mellencamp sings as an accordion and tambourine play in the background.

The documentary premiered June 25 on National Geographic. It is also available, commercial-free via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD. Watch Mellencamp's video and the film here.

Ace Frehley Details New Collaboration With Gene Simmons
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Ace Frehley is offering his first public comments on a recent songwriting session with former bandmate Gene Simmons on new material for the original KISS guitarist's next solo album.

Simmons first broke the news of the hookup at Frehley's home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA during an interview with a Minneapolis radio station, and now the guitarist is sharing details of the session.

"I called him up and I said, 'Gene, you wanna write a few songs?' He says, 'Sure.'," Frehley told Eddie Trunk on the June 30 edition of his SiriusXM radio program. "Because he had come to my show [in February] at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles with John 5, and that's when we kind of reconnected and bonded a little And I just shot him an e-mail and said, 'C'mon, let's write some songs together for my new record.' Next thing you know, he's down here and within three hours we had written two songs together, which was, like, a record, for me and him."

"We had a fantastic time," continued the guitarist. "He came down. We ate in the backyard while I was watering my palm trees. [Laughs] He was going to [my fiancée] Rachel, 'This is something new I've never seen before.' He's eating a sandwich and I'm watering a palm tree in my backyard. But it was a lot of fun.

"[We] just started jamming. We initially each picked up an acoustic guitar. I don't remember who came up with the beginning of the song. One guy plays one thing and then I play another thing. I think Gene actually came up with more ideas than I did and I just kind of complemented them. And then I started writing lyrics for a song title, which I don't wanna give away yet. And then we kind of took a break and then he started playing this bassline and he said, 'Ace, play these thee chords against it,' and within thirty minutes we had a second song. I was really pleased, and so was he." Read more here.

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward Has Buried The Hatchet With Bandmates
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Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward is addressing his split from the legendary heavy metal band following the completion of the group's farewell tour earlier this year.

Ward - who chose to sit out the Sabbath reunion in 2012 and the farewell run over contractual issues - says he has come to terms with events of the past five years that saw Ozzy Osbourne's solo drummer, Tommy Clufetos, join the singer, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for global concert tours.

Ward felt forced to defend himself against some the accusations made by the band in the media about his health, including a public exchange with friend and singer Osbourne that became personal, at times.

"I feel very compassionate towards them," explains the drummer. "I just disagree with them when they send something in the world press and I look at it and I go, 'You know what, that's not quite accurate.' Then I have to defend. Because I have to defend, it doesn't stop me from loving them. And when I think about them, I don't think about them with resentment in my heart or revenge in my heart or anything like that. I don't have any of that whatsoever."

"I'm at peace with those guys," Ward says of his current status. "If something comes up that I feel is contradictory, I'll always make a statement back in defense of whatever I need to defend But my general outlook towards them is not of resentment, it's not of fear, it's not of hatred or anything like that. I actually really, really, really love these guys. I wish them absolutely nothing but the very best, I wish them nothing but the best in their lives. Every day, I say prayers and I wish for them health and happiness and just nothing but good things to befall them. I [don't] in any way... have any grudges or any arrogance or anything else. It's been like that for a while.

"At first, I was really upset but I've cooled off a lot. I'm in a different place; I've moved on. But I haven't moved on from the idea of if [they] ever wanted to play again. I've not moved on from that idea. That would be something that would have to be worked out. But if they've moved on from that idea, then that's fine, I'll support that." here.

INAUGURAL SOUTHERN ROCK CRUISE SELLS OUT SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE

Cruise sets sail January 20-25, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – Fans of southern rock will take to the high seas in fine style with the sailing of the sold out, Southern Rock Cruise! The Ultimate Tailgate at Sea will feature live performances by superstar southern rock artists as well as interactive fan events such as bourbon tasting, guitar seminars, artist panels, and Q&A sessions from many of the artists that were there when it started and are still entertaining audiences all over the world.

“I can’t wait for the lights to go down and hear these bands I grew up with delivering their uniquely American blend of blues based rock to a crowd that’ll be on their feet from the first to last note. This cruise will be great music and a non-stop party like no other,” said Mike Jason of StarVista LIVE.

The highly anticipated Southern Rock Cruise departs from Tampa, Florida on January 20, 2018 and travels to Jamaica and Grand Cayman before returning to Tampa on January 25th. Fans will enjoy a special onboard performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd in Jamaica and more than 40 other live performances by artists such as: 38 Special, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Wet Willie, Louisiana’s Leroux, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Black Stone Cherry, The Curt Towne Band, Preacher Stone, Live at the Fillmore: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers, The Cowboy Poets and MORE!

For more information and to be the first to hear about future Southern Rock Cruises sign up for the mailing list at www.SouthernRockCruise.com or click here.
 
To catch waves on other Star Vista LIVE cruises, call 844-677-6884 or visit starvistalive.com.

About StarVista LIVE:
StarVista LIVE creates unique entertainment experiences that bring fans together to relive their favorite moments, create new memories, and enjoy unparalleled access to the superstars they love. StarVista LIVE cruise events include the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, the Soul Train Cruise, The Country Music Cruise, the Flower Power Cruise, the 70s Rock and Romance Cruise, the Southern Rock Cruise and Abbey Road on the River festival. StarVista LIVE is a division of Direct Holdings Global. Direct Holdings Global is a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services, most notably associated with the success of the StarVista / Time Life brand, delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. Additional information about StarVista LIVE can be found at:

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Guns N' Roses Guitarist Says Axl Has Never Sounded Better
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Longtime Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus is clearing excited about how well the band is playing together on their blockbuster Not In This Lifetime reunion tour.

Fortus has been a member of the band for a decade and a half and recently spoke with Hot Press about what it has been like to play with the reunited Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.

"Slash and Duff have the same approach that I do. You play for the song, first and foremost," he revealed. "It's not about it being some type of masturbatory showcase for your abilities; it's about working together as a band. Supporting wherever the focus needs to be, not simply waiting for your turn to wank. I don't think this band has ever sounded better than it does right now. Axl has never sounded better and we're tighter and more focused than ever."

As a veteran in the band, he has seen a few members come and go and was asked about his longevity with the group, "It's really not been much of a challenge for me to stay in this band. It's frustrating for some, because there are periods of downtime. I've always been able to find work when I needed to without much problem."

Megadeth Making Plans To Record New Music
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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says the band are planning to hit the studio later this year to begin working on new music. Currently playing dates on a North American tour, Mustaine spoke with KATT Rock 100.5 FM in Oklahoma City, OK ahead of the group's July 8 show at The Zoo Amphitheater.

"We have stuff planned for next year and then, believe it or not, we have something that we were approached on for 2019," explains the rocker. "That's the farthest ever in my life I've been asked to do a show in advance, so we're excited about that - and in-between that time period, we plan on going back in the studio.

"We're probably going to go back in and start throwing some ideas around at the end of the year - we're thinking about November and December." The project would mark the recording debut of drummer Dirk Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, who joined the lineup last fall after the departure of Chris Adler. Read more here.

Grateful Dead Unreleased Concert Hitting Theaters For Jerry's Birthday
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Grateful Dead fans will be able to celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday in movie theaters across the U.S. for this year's Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017.

The special one night only event will be taking place at 450 select theaters on August 1st at 7PM local time and will feature a screening of the previously unreleased concert footage from the Dead's concert at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C on July 12,1989.

The theatrical event is being organized by Rhino and Fathom Events with more details, advance tickets and the full list of participating movie theaters available at FathomEvents.com.

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals His Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time
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Ozzy Osbourne have revealed his personal 10 favorite metal albums of all time which includes Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV, and AC/DC's Highway to Hell.

Osbourne says Appetite for Destruction is "one of the greatest debut albums of all time." He also asserts, "There's not a weak song in the bunch. I never get tired of hearing it."

On Led Zeppelin IV, Osbourne says that Zeppelin has been a longtime favorite for him, explaining, "All of their studio albums are classics but this is one of my all-time favorites."

Regarding AC/DC, Ozzy says, "I love Brian Johnson but to me my good friend, the late Bon Scott, was the best singer AC/DC ever had. This album was like an addiction to me." See the full list here.

The Doors Complete Singles Collection Coming This Fall
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The Doors have announced a fall release of three new collections featuring every US single issued by the band. Due September 15, "The Doors: The Singles" will available as a limited-edition vinyl box set, 2CD, 2CD/Blu-ray audio, and in digital formats.

Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide, the box set features 20 replica 7-inch vinyl 45s backed with the original B-sides. A 2 CD set includes all 20 U.S. singles with their corresponding B-sides plus four mono radio versions, while a 2 CD/Blu-ray edition adds the 1973 compilation, "The Best Of The Doors", in high-resolution Quadraphonic mix on Blu-ray Audio for the first time.

"The Singles" delivers music from all six of the group's studio albums - from their 1967 self-titled debut to 1971's "L.A. Woman" - including classics like "People Are Strange," "Love Her Madly" and "Riders On The Storm."

Also included on the CD versions are four mono radio versions of some of the band's biggest hits, such as "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me," which have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio around their original release.

The B-sides - many of which are making their CD debut - include tracks like "Who Scared You," which appeared in March 1969 as the flipside to "Wishful Sinful," and a cover of Willie Dixon's "(You Need Meat) Don't Go No Further," which was paired with the 1971 smash "Love Her Madly." Read more here.

Alice Cooper Reveals Members Of His Ultimate Dream Band
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Alice Cooper recently teamed with London's The Guardian for a webchat in which the shock rocker answered questions from fans. One fan posited what he called "a classic pub question":

"If you could assemble your ultimate backing band of musicians, living or dead, who would you pick?" he asked. Cooper responded: "Keith Moon on drums. Jeff Beck on guitar. Pete Townshend on guitar."

He then revealed two Beatles legends, "Paul McCartney on bass. And then John Lennon on a third guitar! Lennon and McCartney singing together, that's your whole background." Cooper was asked to name his "favorite part of being a rock star." Read his anwser here.

Beatles Producer George Martin Biography Coming Soon
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Legendary producer George Martin is the subject of an ambitious new biography from Beatles scholar Kenneth Womack, the first volume of which is slated for publication in September.

Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin - The Early Years, 1926-1966 promises to "take readers behind the scenes and reveals George's painstaking efforts to prepare The Beatles' unique sound for the British music marketplace."

An official press release further states: "From his unlikely discovery of the band in 1962 to the production of the landmark album Rubber Soul, this captivating biography shares how George's humble beginnings and his musical influences shaped his career as the producer behind the band's sound. Now, more than 50 years later, Sir George's singular stamp remains on popular music as successive generations discover the magic of The Beatles." Read more here.

KISS Stars Ace Frehley And Gene Simmons Collaborate On New Songs
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Ace Frehley has collaborated with Gene Simmons on new material for the former KISS guitarist's next solo album, the bassist revealed in a new radio interview.

"Two days ago I was with Ace, who's not in the band - he used to be in the band three different times - and we wrote two songs," Simmons recently told Minnesota's 92 KQRS. "He asked me to write for his next solo record. So I went over to his place, way out in the desert some place, and we wrote two things."

Frehley had previously invited the KISS bassist to participate in his 2016 all-star covers album, "Origins Vol. 1", but the pair failed to connect at the time. The project did feature a reunion with former KISS bandmate Paul Stanley, as well as guest appearances by Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, John 5 and Lita Ford. Read more here.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY - ROCK WITH THE DAISIES

With July 4th just around the corner, The Dead Daisies wanted to not only celebrate Independence Day but Freedom around the world. Bassist Marco Mendoza sums it up nicely for all of us:
“My career as a Musician has allowed me to travel around the World quite a few times to experience different lands & cultures. Back in the USA we live with the abundance of life and freedom unequalled anywhere else and that’s a fact! On July 4th let’s fly the flag high and celebrate Independence Day and all it stands for!!! I for one am thankful & grateful to be able to live in the US OF A!!! The land of the free & the home of the brave!! VIVA THE USA and VIVA LA ROCK!!!!”

To that end, the band is proud to announce the release of an American Classic “We’re An American Band” in celebration of Independence Day and all it stands for. They will also drop a little video for it on July 4th.

Singer John Corabi:
“We first did "American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad for our troops in South Korea. We wanted to bring a little bit of something "American" to our men and women in uniform, and give them a taste of home. So, what better way than a classic American tune by a legendary American band. The song went over so well we decided to keep playing it and subsequently recorded it for our "Live and Louder" album. Enjoy the Daisies version, the video, and your FREEDOM the troops are fighting for on this celebration of our independence as a young, sovereign nation!!!”

Guitarist Doug Aldrich:
“Hey Friends!!! We are dropping a new song to celebrate the 4th of July. For me, I think it's a time to remember and appreciate the Freedom that all of our own countries provide for us. Stay strong and let the music move ya!”

Fresh from their European Tour playing at some of the biggest Rock Festivals and Sold-Out headline shows, culminating in beyond capacity headline performances in Salzburg, Budapest, Prague & Japan, the band are making their way to the USA. Don’t miss them on their first-ever North American Headline Tour entitled “The Dirty Dozen” marching across the USA in August.
The Dead Daisies’ latest live outing “Live & Louder” continues to garner explosive reviews around the world and is quickly becoming a fan favorite being viewed by them as “best sounding Live Album of all time”.

Rock & Roll is indeed alive and well!!!

LINE-UP:
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) - guitars, John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – vocals ,David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars,  Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) - bass Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) - drums

About The Dead Daisies:
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of Aerosmith, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans worldwide are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!
The band features in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet, among them one of the premier lead guitarists of this day and age, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio). He completes a powerhouse line-up consisting of charismatic singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), drummer to the stars Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and bringing the thunder from down under, Australian rhythm guitarist and founder David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).

About Grand Funk Railroad:
Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide. David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine once said, "You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!" Known for their crowd-pleasing arena rock style, the band was well-regarded by audiences despite a relative lack of critical acclaim. The band's name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a line that ran through the band's home town of Flint, Michigan. 


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Official website : http://thedeaddaisies.com


FOGHAT WRITES IN!  LAST CHANGE FOR COOL DEALS AND NEW LIVE ALBUM LIVE AT THE BELLY UP released 6-30/17

From Foghat:

Our new 'Live at the Belly Up' CD is being released tomorrow, June 30th!  That marks the end of our Pledge Music Campaign and some of the cool exclusives we have been offering our Pledgers!  If you want one of our Bundle packs or the chance to get up and play drums or guitar with the band, it's time to order now!  These offers will not be available after tomorrow. So order at Pledgemusic.com

We also have lots of other cool items that you NEED for your summer parties (Shot Glasses, Beer Koozies, 6 pack Coolers,Swizzle Sticks, Bottle Openers, and a Hoodie for those cool evenings)!

And of course its all about THE MUSIC! 11 Rockin' LIVE Tracks!

 Fool for the City, Eight Days on the Road, Under the Influence, Stone Blue, Drivin' Wheel, Knock It Off, Terraplane Blues, Hot Mama, California Blues, I Just Want to Make Love to You and Slow Ride!!

All items ordered on the Pledge site come with a download of the entire "Live at the Belly Up" album!

Thanks for being there for us all these years! 46 of them!!

You all rock!

Also available on the 30th at Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, and the Foghat online store!


THE WINERY DOGS "Elevate (Live)" Video is released!

THE WINERY DOGS--Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums)—has just released the video for “Elevate (Live)” from DOG YEARS: LIVE IN SANTIAGO & BEYOND 2013-2016 collection of live concert footage shot at Teatro Cariola in Santiago Chile on May 26, 2016, music videos, as well as DOG YEARS, an EP of previously unreleased studio tracks, which will be available in both standard and deluxe editions on August 4 on Loud & Proud Records. Pre-orders are available now on Amazon for the deluxe and standard editions. A trailer can be seen on the label’s official YouTube page

A standard two-disc edition of DOG YEARS: LIVE IN SANTIAGO & BEYOND 2013-2016 will be available which includes one Blu-Ray disc of the 100-minute concert, eight music videos from the band’s two albums, and the DOG YEARS EP on CD. A special edition five-disc package will consist of one Blu-Ray disc, one DVD of the live concert material and the eight music videos, the DOG YEARS EP on CD, as well as two CDs of the live concert audio.

This is not the band’s first foray into the special edition CD/DVD world.  In 2014, THE WINERY DOGS SPECIAL EDITION was released as a two-CD collection. 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 available in a box resembling a box of dog treats, which 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.

30 Years Ago Newly Installed Van Halen Singer Delivers Solo # 1, Sammy Hagar Moonlights To Satisfy Record Label

Dallas, TX - JUNE 29, 2017.  North American syndicated Rock radio show
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands salutes Sammy Hagar on the 35th anniversary of Three Lock Box and the 30th anniversary of his knockout solo album I Never Said Goodbye.  

After years of struggle as the downcard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, Sammy Hagar answered the bell in the Eighties and came out swinging. In 1982 Hagar scored a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his seventh solo album Three Lock Box. By 1987, coming off the hugely successful VOA album with the highway anthem “I Can’t Drive 55”, the newly installed Van Halen lead singer would score his highest charting solo album ever I Never Said Goodbye with the powerful # 1 rock ballad “Give to Live”.  Hagar shares with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard how he managed to satisfy his solo artist commitments while joining the biggest band in the land. 

“Everybody remembers the I Never Said Goodbye album that I made with Eddie (Van Halen) playing bass, right after 5150. Royalties off Van Halen records went to Geffen. I sold 5 million records for the guy (David Geffen) on three records. He wasn’t about to let one of his biggest artists just go…not anyone would do that.”  - Sammy Hagar

The SAMMY HAGAR I Never Said Goodbye @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard  interview program is available to STREAM at:  “http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/sammy-hagar-never-said-goodbye/“ 

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Zings Nickelback's Chad Kroeger
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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor fired another zinger at Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger this past weekend in their now ongoing war of words.

It all started when Kroeger accused Stone Sour of being "Nickelback Lite" and called into question Taylor's ability to write a hit song. Corey originally responded last week and again spoke out against Chad during his appearance at the Pain in the Grass festival this past weekend.

Taylor was asked about the feud during the event and responded (via Loudwire), "I'm not talking about that d**khead. Why do I give a s*** what Chad Kroeger says?"

The questioner then said, "Chad Kroeger poking at you is like asking a criminal, 'Why are you robbing me?' Like he's going to turn around and be nice to you." Taylor responded, "I'll tell you what. This is how I figured it out. Chad Kroeger is to rock what KFC is to chicken. Is that wrong? I feel like I'm not wrong."

Queen And Adam Lambert Preview 'VR Are The Champions'
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Queen and Adam Lambert have released a new standard video preview trailer for their "VR Are The Champions" live-concert VR experience which is being released via the VRTGO VR platform.

"VR The Champions" was captured during the band's performance in Barcelona in May of last year and features performances of classic songs like "Radio Ga Ga", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions".

Guitarist Brian May had this to say about their debut virtual reality concert experience, "This is the fulfillment of a dream. Through this unique Virtual Reality creation, fans around the world will for the first time be able to experience the excitement and energy of a Queen show in their own homes. Many of you have seen VR, but not VR like THIS!" Watch the preview video here.

Billy Idol and Steve Jones To Unplug At Johnny Ramone Tribute Event
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Next month's Johnny Ramone Tribute event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery just got more star power with news that Billy Idol and Steve Jones will be playing an acoustic set at the event.

The Spellbound Group sent over word that Idol and Jones have just been confirmed for an unplugged performance at the special event which is scheduled to take place on July 30th.

The event, which is organized by Ramone's widow Linda, will also feature a screening of one of Johnny's favorite films, the 1998's cult classic Buffalo '66, that will be introduced by its director and star Vincent Gallo.

Organizers have also announced that the night will include a short ceremony in honor of Johnny and Linda's beloved friend Chris Cornell, who has been laid to rest right next to Johnny. Find more details here.

Black Sabbath Farewell Concert Film Hitting Theaters
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"The End Of The End", a film documenting Black Sabbath's final farewell concert in their hometown of Birmingham, UK, will debut in cinemas worldwide for one night only on September 28.

The February 4, 2017 show at the city's Genting Arena marked the 81st and final date of the groundbreaking metal band's farewell tour, wrapping up a year-long global trek to wind down a legendary career that spanned five decades.

"To bring it all back home after all these years was pretty special," says the group. "It was so hard to say goodbye to the fans, who've been incredibly loyal to us through the years. We never dreamed in the early days that we'd be here 49 years later doing our last show on our home turf."

Directed by Dick Carruthers (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Oasis), "The End Of The End" combines the last concert by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - original drummer Bill Ward sat out two reunion tours due to contractual issues - with studio footage of unique and exclusive performances of some of their favourite songs not played on the tour.

The September 28 screening will present a specially-edited version of the concert film ahead of its official release later this year. Read more here.

Chris Cornell's Widow Says She Missed Signs Of Addiction
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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was found dead by suicide in his hotel room last month after performing with the band at Detroit's Fox Theater. His wife of 13 years, Vicky, opened up to People about his addiction and how he wasn't himself the night of his death.

"My Chris was happy, loving, caring and warm," Vicky explained. "This was not a depressed man -- it wasn't like I missed that. What I missed were the signs of addiction."

She said he hadn't relapsed since 2009, but last year prescribed the anti-anxiety medication Ativan as a sleep aid. When he died, prescription drugs were found in his system. Read more here.