LOZ CAMPBELL Releases Official Music Video for “What Are You Doing It For?”!

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UK Based Rock artist LOZ CAMPBELL has released the official music video for her newest, bluesy, “What Are You Doing It For?”. Filmed by Fly Girl Films, “What Are You Doing It For?” was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Tom Gittins (Monochrome Productions).

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“’What Are You Doing It For’ is an old school plug in and play approach to a new wave of classic rock sound. Throughout the song Loz asks what are you doing it for? ‘Is it for the fame/money.’ Written about experiences of different people we have met in the industry.” – LOZ CAMPBELL

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Live Show Dates:
07/04 @ Cleethorpes Rocks – England
08/21 @ The Hive – Rotherham, England
08/28 @ Facebar (Crazy Cowboy Festival) – Reading, England
09/04 @ Yorkshire Truck Festival – Sheffield, England
09/11 @ Seaside Jamboree – Prestatyn , Wales
09/17 @ Eiger Studios – Leeds, England
09/25 @ Victoria Vaults – York, England
10/02 @ Legends Live Lounge – Oldham, England
11/06 @ Leo’s Red Lion – Gravesend, England
11/26 @ The Key Club – Leeds, England
12/18 @ The Hive – Rotherham, England

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Loz Campbell is known for travelling around the country & shocking crowds with her “growling” guitar & angelic but fierce voice. With strong links to PJ Harvey & Garbage the band have gone from strength to strength with the success of their latest single launching them onto iconic stages such as the 100 Club London & joining Mungo Jerry for a date on his tour. Loz Campbell has recently joined forces with Earache Records & was featured on the NEW WAVE OF ROCK N ROLL compilation album.

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THE LA MAYBE Release Official Music Video for “Oh Sugar”!

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Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for “Oh Sugar.” Directed by Ridge Beck, “Oh Sugar” is the electrifying third track off of the band’s debut LP, Dirty Damn Tricks, and the kind of rock n’ roll tune that comes together when you combine the down and dirty riffs of AC/DC with an earworm pop hook that is sure to be embedded in your brain for months to come.

For ‘Oh Sugar’ we knew we wanted to capture the fun vibes that the song portrayed and to do that, we didn’t have to look any further than our hometown. A bar / arcade (or “barcade”, if you will) right in our hometown of Rock Hill, SC – Player 1 Up – was the perfect location. Filled with classic arcade games, many representing the bands that influence our own music, the venue is saturated with rich colors that really made this video pop. Over two riotous days of shooting, we put together what you see in the final video!” – DALLAS DWIGHT

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Dirty Damn Tricks is the blistering debut album that comes together when you combine the singalong choruses of AC/DC with the punchy riffs of Motley Crüe, sprinkle in some Southern Carolina heat, and bring it all into the 21st Century. These tracks are an anthem for those who fly the flag of the New Wave of Classic Rock. It’s an ode to living fast and loose. But most of all, it’s a call to arms for rock n’ roll fans everywhere to stand up, get loud, and to never let the music die without a hell of a fight.

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Track List:
1. Mr. Danger
2. Sucker Punch
3. Oh Sugar
4. She’s Reckless
5. Peace of Mind
6. 6. When I’m Gone
7. Take Me Away
8. Sweet
9. Fake
10. Up Next To You

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The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding LAM to your record collection.

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band back him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.

LAM firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the New Wave of Classic Rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment.

Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new.

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THE LA MAYBE Release Official Music Video for “Mr. Danger”

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Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for their debut single, “Mr. Danger,” originally showcased on Metal Insider. Directed by Ridge Beck, “Mr. Danger” is the band’s first single off of their upcoming, freshman album, Dirty Damn Tricks, due out March 26, 2021.

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“Mr. Danger is our ode to living fast and loose. As our debut single, it serves as a call to arms for rock n’ roll fans everywhere to stand up, get loud, and to never let the genre die without a hell of a fight.” – THE LA MAYBE

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The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, The Black Crowes, or Van Halen…you will feel right at home adding LAM to your record collection.

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson (who was one of only four singers to audition to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC in 2016) lays down gritty, passionate vocals while the rest of the band back him up with slithering riffs, huge catchy hooks, and ripping guitar solos.

LAM firmly plants its feet at the very forefront of the New Wave of Classic Rock movement and you’re sure to have at least one of their choruses stuck in your head at any given moment.

Drawing influence from nearly every style of music, The L.A. Maybe put on an electrifying live show and stand for everything you love about rock music, old and new.

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LITTLE TRIGGERS Release Official Music Video for “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights)”

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Liverpool based Rock Band LITTLE TRIGGERS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights).” Featured on Classic Rock’s Tracks of the Week, “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights)” was directed by Tom Llywarch and Andy Whitfield assisted by media students at Coleg Cambria.

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“This is classic hard rock at its finest with driving drum beats and classic distorted vocals delivered by Hamilton. You may not understand all of what he’s saying very well, but you will be singing along to his wails of “I’m Going To Shoot You Down.” The energy of this track is absolutely out of this world. These guys play at such a fast-pace that you may wonder how they’re able to strum a guitar or hit drums that quickly.” – PureGrainAudio

“It’s a fast n’ furious fireball of barely contained energy that makes them sound like Rival Sons’ naughty kid brothers – the excitable but prodigious ones, jacked up on Haribo and addicted to QOTSA, Wolfmother and Steve Marriot records.” – Classic Rock

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Catch LITTLE TRIGGERS Live:
02/23 @ The Troubadour – London, UK
03/08 @ Eagle Inn – City of Salford, UK
03/14 @ Hot Box Live Events –
Chelmsford, UK
04/18 @ The Hope – Brighton and Hove, UK
06/20 @ The Pipeline – Brighton and Hove, UK

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Little Triggers Combine wit with an unpredictable charm, their music provides a fitting rebuke to the times, and their once adolescent fury has now morphed into a measure of healthy aggression. Their live shows are all the better as a consequence, and though the band has always transferred well onto a record, like all the greatest bands, Little Triggers need to be experienced live if one is to fully comprehend their true prowess. Recent appearances both home and abroad are a testament to the bands’ fiery live performances.

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Releases Official Music Video For “Misery”!

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Austin Music Award-winning band BLACK HEART SAINTS has just released the fourth and final installment from their new Misery EP — a blistering Southern hard rock tune that masterfully melds the soulfulness of THE BLACK CROWES with the sheer heaviness of SOUNDGARDEN.

The music video for “Misery” takes a darker tone than the previous installments of the series, touching upon such topics as addiction and depression. All four music videos from the Misery EP were shown as part of a film premiere at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX earlier this month, which featured a red carpet and a curated drink menu.

Black Heart Saints has continued to turn heads around the country, and will be featured as part of Sweetwater Studio’s Master Class program — a specialized recording class available to the public that recently hosted such names as ANTHRAX and ERIC JOHNSON.

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“This song really captures what Black Heart Saints is about — heavy, soulful rock ‘n roll that pays homage to our Texas roots. ” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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Misery EP Track List:
1. Lines
2. Crazy
3. Addicted to Love
4. Misery

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern intensity. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at South by Southwest Festival, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustSteel PantherPop EvilBuckcherryStryperDirty Honey, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:

– 2019 Austin Music Awards Winner #1
– Music videos featured in over 5,000+ gyms across the US and Canada
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Official South By Southwest Festival Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Performer

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

In 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. On April 12th, 2018, Austin City Council and Mayor Steve Adler officially proclaimed April 12th to be “Black Heart Saints Day.”

After being tapped to open for Steel Panther, Slash, and Pop Evil throughout 2018 and 2019, Black Heart Saints has been dominating stages in their native Texas, with highlight performances at prestigious venues such as the House of Blues in Houston, Texas.

The band’s latest release, Misery EP, which features an accompanying film based on the band’s music, has received rave reviews:

“When I first heard opening track ‘Lines’ I knew Black Heart Saints were onto another winner. The song, which comes across like a heavier take on ‘Southern Harmony-era’ Black Crowes, is something special indeed and a great way to start this four track EP. Just to make sure you are sat up and paying attention then ‘Crazy’ muscles in, it’s a big-riffed stomper that smashes the door down making it another great opening to a Saints’ release.” – The Rock Pit (Australia)

“Take advantage of this now. Hit those local shows while you still can, grab that grainy IG video proof and a moment to meet & greet the guys before they’re selling out stadiums and you miss that opportunity.” – Kail Rose (dRiFFt)

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Release Official Music Video for “Lines”

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Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Lines,” off of their newest EP, Misery. The much anticipated new EP follows the band’s 2017 released LP, AliveMisery was produced and recorded by Austin music legend Omar Vallejo (VallejoMC OverlordChris Perez Project) at 512 Studios. The EP contains 3 original songs and 1 cover song (“Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer).

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“The video for Lines represents a lot of what the band is about — a little humor mixed in with rock ‘n roll. It’s loosely based on real events that have happened to us on tour. We’re excited to share this first of a four part anthology with our fans.” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustPop EvilNonpointCoheed and CambriaFilterPODThe Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Official SXSW 2018 Performer
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTVVEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release –ALIVE– was soon followed by the “Road to Sturgis Tour 2017,” which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. The band plans to return to the studio and launch another USA tour in summer of 2018.

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LOVERBOY STARS IN NEW NATIONAL CAR RENTAL ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN WITH SEINFELD’s PATRICK WARBURTO

Canadian rock legends LOVERBOY – featuring original members vocalist Mike Reno, guitarist Paul Dean, keyboardist Doug Johnson and drummer Matt Frenette – have become pop culture staples and heroes to a new generation of rock fans, and are now set for even more exposure with a TV campaign for National Car Rental, which started rolling out on the first weekend of the NFL season on Sunday.
The spot for National Car Rental features the band and major fan Patrick Warburton, best known for his roles as David Puddy in Seinfeld, the title character in The Tick and Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio, as well as the voice of Family Guy‘s paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson.  After Warburton touts that four out of five National rentals result in a free upgrade, the group piles into the rental car with Warburton and drives home the commercial’s message with the title of one of their many hits, “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.”  There is also a digital short, specifically made available on National Car Rental’s YouTube channel, with Warburton having the group autograph their Get Lucky album, and pledging his devotion.
The commercial and the digital short will be featured with posts on National Car Rental’s social media pages starting September 8 as well as on Loverboy’s Facebook on September 10 and 16.
The group has been appearing on tour with Rick Springfield and they continue to headline dates into the fall, including a show at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on October 28, with the full itinerary below.  As part of the digital short, Warburton tells them, “July 2, 1986… Vancouver, I was in the fourth row right there…. I was President of the Loverboy’s Lovers Club, California Chapter.”

LOVERBOY produced four multi-platinum albums, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983’s Keep It Up and 1985’s Lovin’ Every Minute of It. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the arena-rock anthem “Working for the Weekend,” such staples as “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” “This Could Be the Night,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “The Kid Is Hot Tonite,” “Turn Me Loose,” “When It’s Over,” “Heaven In Your Eyes” and “Queen of the Broken Hearts.”

LOVERBOY TOUR DATES

September 17 – Grey Eagle Casino & Resort – Calgary, AB
September 23 – Tyson Event Center, Sioux City, IA
September 25 – Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
September 30/October 1 – Mawabou Gardens, Wemindji, QC
October 7 – Seven Feathers Casino Resort – Canyonville, OR
October 13 – Genessee Theatre, Waukegan, IL*
October 14 – Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL*
October 15 – Family Arena, St. Charles, MO*
October 28 – The Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, NV
October 29 – Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
December 3 – Golden Nugget, Lake Charles, LA*
December 31 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Vancouver, BC
*with Rick Springfield
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A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 – CD Version of Boxed Set Out Now

Featuring Remastered Versions of Dio’s First Six Studio Albums
Available via Rhino:
CD Version – OUT TODAY!
Vinyl Version – October 4
 
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Today marks the release of the CD version of Rhino’s new Dio new boxed set, A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993. The set brings together Dio‘s first six studio albums, each one featuring newly remastered sound, including Holy Diver (1983), The Last In Line (1984), Sacred Heart(1985), Dream Evil (1987), Lock Up The Wolves (1990) and Strange Highways (1993). Order your copy now via Amazon: CD
Pre-orders are still available for the vinyl version of A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993, set to release on October 4, 2016. Pre-order yours now via Amazon: vinyl. Retailing at $99.98, the vinyl version comes with a bonus 7″ single. On the first side is the 1983 version of “Evil Eyes,” which was originally released as the b-side on the “Holy Diver” single. In addition, this version is different from the one featured on the 1984 album The Last In Line. The flip side features “Time To Burn,” which was the only studio track featured on the otherwise live release, Intermission (1986).
Both versions come housed in boxes featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band’s iconic covers.
Ronnie James Dio‘s sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the Seventies and Eighties during his memorable stints with Elf, Rainbow and Black Sabbath.Dio‘s successful solo career led to 10 studio albums and sales of more than 10 million records around the world.
After two albums with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left in 1982 and formed Dio with fellow Sabbath band mate Vinny Appice on drums. The group’s platinum-selling debut Holy Diver arrived in 1983 and is now revered as a heavy metal masterpiece, including two songs that would become rock signatures: the title track and the epic “Rainbow In The Dark.”
The band returned the following year with The Last In Line (1984), which became the band’s second platinum seller and included the single “Mystery,” as well as “We Rock,” a song the band often used to close its shows. Sacred Heart (1985) achieved gold certification and introduced fans to the concert staple “Rock ‘n’ Roll Children.” Dio‘s fourth studio album,Dream Evil (1987) included the singles “All The Fools Sailed Away” and “I Could Have Been A Dreamer.”
In the Nineties, the group released two more stellar studio albums. Lock Up The Wolvesarrived in 1990 and featured the single “Hey Angel” and rocking title track. Following a brief reunion with Black Sabbath in 1992, Dio returned with Strange Highways in 1993. The album featured future fan favorites like “Jesus, Mary and The Holy Ghost,” “Evilution,” and the title track.
Although Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, his towering voice and legacy live on.  The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.
A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993 Album Listing:
Holy Diver (1983)
The Last In Line (1984)
Sacred Heart (1985)
Dream Evil (1987)
Lock Up The Wolves (1990)
Strange Highways (1993)

NEIL YOUNG TO SIT DOWN WITH STEPHEN COLBERT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT ON MAY 26TH

WFUV-FM PRESENTS “AN EVENING WITH NEIL YOUNG”
 
May 27th AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NYC
 
YOUNG WILL BE DISCUSSING HIS NEW ALBUM EARTH, DUE JUNE 24TH FROM REPRISE RECORDS

 

May 26, 2016 – (Burbank, CA) –   On May 26th, Neil Young will visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbertto sit down with host Stephen Colbert tomorrow night, Thursday May 26th to discuss the brand new albumEARTH, by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real which will be released by Reprise Records on June 24th.  Tune into CBS TV at 11:35pm EST / PST, and at 10:35pm CT. click here for details: http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert 
On Friday, May 27th at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, WFUV will present the playback of Neil Young + The Promise Of The Real’s upcoming release, EARTH, in its entirety in Pono high definition fidelity audio. Young will introduce the evening with his insights and explanation of the making of EARTH via an interview with WFUV’s Carmel Holt.
This event will take place in the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture garden during  “UNIQLO FreeFriday Nights”. Admission is free from 4:00 – 8:00p.m. The line for UNIQLO Friday Night tickets begins at the Museum’s 54th Street entrance (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Your   UNIQLO Friday Night ticket permits entryto all Museum galleries and exhibitions as well as this special event, space permitting. NOTE: Tickets are issued on a first come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden will close when it reached maximum capacity. This is a listening playback experience and not a live performance.
EARTH features performances of songs from a range of Young’s albums, including last year’s The Monsanto Years, 1990’s Ragged Glory, and 1970’s After the Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) – Willie Nelson’s sons. The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show.
A new take on some of Young’s most beloved songs, EARTHfeatures the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows – creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere.
EARTH will be released on CD and vinyl, as well as via Tidal and Young’s PonoMusic Store, where it is currently available for pre-order.
 
Also on June 24th, Young will release two rare films – the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy Human Highway and the concert feature Rust Never Sleeps – for the first time on DVD and Blu-Ray via Reprise Records. Neither film has been available or viewed in years. Human Highway is Young’s 1982 comedy starring Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, and Devo, which has been digitally restored for the DVD and Blu-Ray release. Rust Never Sleeps is the full-length feature about Young’s 1978 concert tour and includes such classic young Young’s most popular songs, showcasing classic hits such as “I Am a Child,” featuring Crazy Horse, “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like A Hurricane” and both the acoustic and electric versions of his landmark song “Hey Hey, My My.” Both are currently available for pre-order through the Neil Young Store and Amazon.com.
Neil Young + Promise of The Real’s upcoming European tour dates can be found here:http://www.neilyoung.com/tour.html

Supertramp Guitar Legend Carl Verheyen To Play Pittsburgh – June 7, 2016

Carl Verheyen, recognized as “One of the World’s Top 10 Guitarists” by Guitar Magazine and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock magazine, as well as guitarist for music legends Supertramp, will bring his three-member Carl Verheyen Band on a June tour of North America, stretching from Chicago and Toronto down to Florida. And in September the CVB will play the western coast of the USA. This comes after the band’s European Festival tours in 2015 and the recording of a new release called “The Grand Design.”
 
The Carl Verheyen Band’s tour will be a rare chance for audiences to experience a powerful mix of blues, rock, jazz and even country from three world-class musicians in comparatively intimate venues. The Grammy-nominated Verheyen is joined by renowned bassist Dave Marotta, who has also performed with Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Bruce Hornsby, Gino Vanelli, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. Marotta has also played bass on dozens of widely known movies and TV shows, ranging from American Idol to CSI. Ace drummer John Mader has performed or recorded with Booker T. Jones, Steve Miller, Pat Benatar, Patti Austin, Albert King, Randy Newman, and Bonnie Raitt. He has also played drums for several Tony Award-winning musicals, including Disney’s The Lion King, Rent, Mamma Mia, and the world premiere of Wicked.
 
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The Grand Design Tour 2016
 
June 04, 2016 US-KY-Newport, Southgate House         
June 05, 2016 US-IL-Chicago, Reggies 
June 06, 2016 US-OH-Cleveland, Nighttown 
June 07, 2016 US-PA-Pittsburgh, PGH Winery 
June 08, 2016 US-MI-Detroit, The Token Lounge 
June 09, 2016 US-NY-Buffalo, Sportsmens Tavern
June 10, 2016 CA-ON-Toronto, Rockpile          
June 12, 2016 CA-QC-Montreal, Divan Orange 
June 14, 2016 US-CT-New Haven, Cafe Nine 
June 15, 2016 US-MA-Cambridge, Regattabar  
June 17, 2016 US-NY-Schenectady, Van Dyck 
June 18, 2016 US-PA-New Hope, Havana 
June 19, 2016 US-NJ-Asbury Park, The Saint 
June 20, 2016 US-NY-New York, Rockwood Music Hall            
June 22, 2016 US-NC-Raleigh, The Pour House Music Hall 
June 23, 2016 US-FL-Jacksonville, Mudville Music Room  
June 24, 2016 US-GA-Atlanta, City Winery (with Andy McKee)
June 25, 2016 US-FL-Largo, Largo Cultural Center
July 03, 2016 US-CA-Agoura, Bogies (Record Release Concert with special guests)
 
Verheyen’s 40+ years of solo, band, and studio guitar work have progressed to where hardly a day goes by during which anyone with access to music, movies, or television doesn’t hear him. As a first-call studio guitarist, Verheyen is the guitar behind some of the most popular TV shows (Seinfeld, Frazier, Cheers, Happy Days, LA Law, Married with Children, among others) and movies (Star Trek, The Usual Suspects, Ratatouille, The Negotiator, hundreds more) of all time.  In addition to his duties as Supertramp’s guitarist, he has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of music giants, ranging from the great BB King, to Joe Bonamassa, Cher, Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, The Bee Gees, and hundreds of others.
 
Verheyen provided one-on-one guitar lessons for John Fogerty, members of Maroon 5 and System of a Down and was a featured soloist at the Academy Awards, playing live to a TV audience of more than 67 million. For the past 30 years he’s performed in arenas in the 20,000 seat range with Supertramp. He has released 13 of his own CDs, mixing band music with solo efforts such as his 2015 recording “Alone,” a solo acoustic improvisational release. His newest recording called “The Grand Design” will be released in May of this year.
 
“This is the first time since in 4 years that my own band will tour the East and West Coast in the same year because of our busy schedules. So the three of are excited to re-connect with audiences there,” said Verheyen. “Dave, John and I love playing more intimate venues and we look forward to bringing our music and energy to both longstanding and new fans.”
 
What Others Are Saying:
 
“Every time I start to feel good about my playing and general overall knowledge of the guitar, I will get together with Carl and see truly how far I have to go. I am proud to call him my friend. A master of the guitar and a helluva nice guy to boot.” -Joe Bonamassa
 
“Carl is so overwhelming to sit in a room and jam with, let alone his playing on records and stage. You get the impression there is no style or territory he is unable to explore.” -Brad Paisley
 
“Carl is known as a studio guitar player but he’s much more than that. His records have the great feel of a live player. He plays with a lot of feeling” -John Fogerty
 
For more information: http://www.carlverheyen.com/

The Crimson ProjeKCt launch ‘Red’

The Crimson ProjeKCt, the King Crimson offshoot featuring 3 current members of that historic band,will releaseLive in Tokyo‘ through InsideOutMusic on March 18, 2014. With the tour set to begin soon as well, the band have revealed the classic 70’s King Crimson track ‘Red’ taken from the live album which can be heard here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__m1tobU8kA&feature=youtu.be

The band had this to say:

“Red is one of the pre-80ies instrumentals that has remained an integral part of King Crimson’s repertoire up until the early 2000s. Our interpretation of this classic piece is uniquely energetic and always ‘on-the-edge’, especially the double drumming from Pat and Tobias. Markus is doubling the main guitar part in a baritone register, which adds a subtle new pushing element to the song. The roar going through the audience when we start playing this is one of the highlights of our shows for us.”

Featuring the talents of Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph; The Crimson ProjeKCt primarily focus on repertoire from the early 1980s through to the mid-90s. The band has a “double trio” line-up, as made popular by Crimson between 1994 – 1997. The full track-listing for the CD & Digital release can be found below:

1.    B’Boom
2.    THRAK
3.    Frame By Frame
4.    Dinosaur
5.    Industry
6.    Elephant Talk
7.    VROOOM VROOOM
8.    Sleepless
9.    Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part II
10.  Indiscipline
11.  Red
12.  Thela Hun Ginjeet

As mentioned previously, The Crimson ProjeKCt will head out on tour in 2014, with the Australian and New Zealand dates recently rescheduled. Those dates are as follows:

The Crimson ProjeKCt Tour 2014 

5th March – Heichal Tarbut, Tel-Aviv – Israel
6th March – Bingo Club, Kiev – Ukraine
7th March – Usine A Gaz, Nyon – Switzerland
8th March – Amager Bio, Copenhagen – Denmark
9th March – Cosmopolite, Oslo – Norway
11th March – Ziquodrome, Compiegne – France
12th March – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London – UK
13th March – Trabendo, Paris – France
14th March – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer – Netherlands
16th March – Arena Club, Moscow – Russia
17th March – Palace of Culture Lensoveta, St. Petersburg – Russia
19th March – Palladium Club, Warsaw – Poland
20th March – Klub Studio, Krakow – Poland
21st March – Neuberin Halle, Reichenbach – Germany
22nd March – Konzerthause, Karlsruhe – Germany
23rd March – Frankfurter Hof, Mainz – Germany
25th March – Grughalle, Essen – Germany
26th March – Z7, Basel – Switzerland
27th March – Archa Theatre, Prague – Czech Republic
29th March – Auditorium Supercinema, Chieti – Italy
30th March – Auditorium Manzoni, Bologna – Italy
31st March – Auditorium Verdi, Milan – Italy
1st April – Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome – Italy
2nd April – Viper Theatre, Firenze – Italy
4th April – Kongresu Nams, Riga – Latvia
24th June – Auckland – the Studio – New Zealnd
26th June – Melbourne – The Hi-Fi – Australia
27th June – Sydney – The Hi-Fi – Australia
28th June – Brisbane – The Hi-Fi – Australia
2nd July  – Fremantle – Fly By Night – Australia

THE CRIMSON PROJEKCT online:  www.thecrimsonprojekct.com 
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Todd Rundgren Teams Up With Lindstrøm & Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh) For New Album

He’s been known as a wizard, a true star, a healer, an individualist and a soul brother. In an unlikely and exciting turn of events, the legendary artist, songwriter, producer and musical visionary Todd Rundgren (65) joins famed Norwegian space disco artist Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Emil Nikolaisen of the psychedelic rock outfit Serena-Maneesh for a very special project.

 

Smalltown Supersound is proud to announce the summer release of the album, Runddans, and an exclusive festival tour of Europe later this summer. It’s a joint venture, credited as Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Emil Nikolaisen.

 

The project came about after Rundgren remixed the track “Quiet Place To Live” off Lindstrøm’s experimental album, Six Cups of Rebelin 2011. Rundgren was on top of Lindstrøm’s wish list, being a huge admirer of the wildly varied musical output Rundgren has been responsible for since the late sixties. A career that has seen him through the mod pop band The Nazz, progressive rock/pop/etcetera with Utopia, and a breathtaking line of solo albums containing blue-eyed soul, new wave, bossa nova, techno, prog, ambient, disco and pure pop. Rundgren has also worked as a highly successful producer, his magnum opus perhaps being Skylarking by British pop act XTC. Since the early seventies, Rundgren has been a visionary user of new technology, and has always been on the lookout for new concepts in which to present his music. Doing a tired best-of tour has never been his schtick; he has always been on the move, this making him a natural hero for a new generation of musicians and music lovers.

 

Rundgren joined Lindstrom and 4AD recording artist Nikolaisen for some intense days in an Oslo recording studio with a slight sketch but no clear agenda. But from a mutual feeling and a few chord structures, the music mushroomed into a gorgeous and deeply organic piece. The project has evolved since then, with work being done in Rundgren’s studio in Hawaii and in Oslo. You can clearly recognize the idiosyncrasies of the three individual musical personalities melting into each other in a truly fascinating way as the piece evolves for 40 minutes. Is it free form disco? Is it psychedelic pop? Is it hi-tech soul? Any casual Rundgren fan knows that there is always more.

 

THE ANSWER Premiere Video For “New Horizon” at Ultimate Classic Rock

Irish Rockers THE ANSWER released their latest album New Horizon this past fall in North America via Napalm Records.  The album that was met with critical acclaim and rave reviews is available for purchase on Amazon andiTunes.

 

Today, Ultimate Classic Rock is hosting a premiere of THE ANSWER‘s new video for the title track of New Horizon.  The video can be seen exclusivelyHERE.

 

Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWERhave consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

 

Since their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shakeup in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and with new record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” is their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica).

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Bruce Springsteen-CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh Tue, Apr 22…15 New US Tour Dates Announced

Recently announced!

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced 15 new tour dates in the US starting with April 8 in Cincinnati, OH, on the heels of concerts in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Tickets on sale beginning Friday, February 14, in some markets.

4/8 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
On-sale 10am February 21 – ticketmaster.com

4/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
On-sale 10am February 21 – ticketmaster.com

4/15 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
On-sale 10am February 21 – ticketmaster.com

4/17 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
On-sale 10am February 15 – ticketmaster.com

4/19 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
On-sale 10am February 21 – ticketmaster.com

4/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
On-sale 10am February 14 – ticketmaster.com

4/24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

On-sale 10am February 21 – ticketmaster.com

4/26 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
On-sale 10am February 15 – ticketmaster.com

4/29 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
On-sale 10am February 15 – ticketmaster.com

5/1 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
On-sale 10am February 15 – ticketmaster.com

5/3 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz & Heritage Festival
On-sale now – nojazzfest.com

5/6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
On-sale 10am February 28 – ticketmaster.com

5/13 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
On-sale 10am February 14 – ticketmaster.com

5/14 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
On-sale 10am February 14 – ticketmaster.com

5/17 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
On-sale 10am February 14 – ticketmaster.com

5/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
On-sale 10am February 14 – ticketmaster.com

 

Rainbow: The Singles Box Set 1975-1986

The Singles Box Set 1975-1986

Includes 19 Discs of Rainbow’s Best Work

 

MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN  / STILL I’M SAD / STARSTRUCK / KILL THE KING / LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL / L.A. CONNECTION / SINCE YOU BEEN GONE / ALL NIGHT LONG / I SURRENDER / DIFFICULT TO CURE / MAGIC / CAN’T HAPPEN HERE / STONE COLD / DEATH ALLEY DRIVER / STREET OF DREAMS / CAN’T LET YOU GO / BAD GIRL

 

BOOK: 32-page Complete Discography of the 1975-1986 Singles

RELEASE DATEFebruary 11, 2014

As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties.  From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Man On The Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

 

The box set gathers all of the band’s classic singles from the era in replicas of the original release, alongside a book featuring details on each of the titles.

 

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer.  Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best loved hard rock on those timeless singles.

 

 

CD ONE

1.      Man On The Silver Mountain (7” Edit)

2.      Snake Charmer

 

CD TWO

1.      Still I’m Sad

2.      Temple Of The King

 

CD THREE

1.      Man On The Silver Mountain

2.      Snake Charmer

3.      If You Don’t Like Rock ‘N’ Roll

4.      Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

 

CD FOUR

1.      Starstruck

2.      Run With The Wolf

 

CD FIVE

1.      Kill The King (Live / Edit – On Stage)

2.      Man On The Silver Mountain (Live – On Stage)

3.      Mistreated (Live / 7” Edit – On Stage)

 

CD SIX

1.      Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll

2.      Sensitive to Light

 

CD SEVEN

1.      LA Connection (7” Edit)

2.      Lady of the Lake

 

CD EIGHT

1.      Since You Been Gone

2.      Bad Girl

 

CD NINE

1.      Since You Been Gone

2.      No Time To Lose

 

CD TEN

1.      All Night Long

2.      Weiss Heim

 

CD ELEVEN

1.      I Surrender

2.      Vielleicht Das Nächster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)

 

CD TWELVE

1.      Difficult To Cure

2.      Can’t Happen Here (7” Edit)

3.      Jealous Lover

 

CD THIRTEEN

1.      Magic

2.      Freedom Fighter

 

CD FOURTEEN

1.      Can’t Happen Here (7” Edit)

2.      Jealous Lover

 

CD FIFTEEN

1.      Stone Cold

2.      Rock Fever

 

CD SIXTEEN

1.      Death Alley Driver

2.      Tite Squeeze

 

CD SEVENTEEN

1.      Street Of Dreams

2.      Anybody There

3.      Power (Live at the Convention Center, San Antonio)

 

CD EIGHTEEN

1.      Can’t Let You Go (7” Edit)

2.      All Night Long (Live at David’s Hall, Cardiff)

3.      Stranded (Live at David’s Hall, Cardiff)

 

CD NINETEEN

1.      Bad Girl

2.      Spotlight Kid (Live at Budokan, Tokyo)

3.      Man On The Silver Mountain (Live)

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Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes to Depart Allman Brothers Band at End of 2014

At the end of 2014, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will depart the Allman Brothers Band. Here is a joint statement from the two guitarists:

“For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we’ve had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part of the band. We are looking forward to seeing our loyal ABB fans at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this Friday night January 10th and in March at the Beacon Theater in New York City as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the band.” – Warren Haynes & Derek Trucks

A statement from Derek Trucks:

“I got the call to join the Allman Brothers while on tour with my own band at the age of 19. It was out of the blue and felt surreal. I leapt at the chance. This was the music that I had cut my teeth on and it was the distinctive sound of Duane’s guitar that inspired me to pick up the instrument in the first place.

When I started with ABB I didn’t know how long it would last, only that I would let the music lead me and teach me. Amazingly that led me past the band’s 40th anniversary, to the band’s 45th, and now my 15th year as a member of this incredible band. Five years ago the 45th seemed like a lofty goal but I thought if we could make it to that milestone it would be a logical time to move on.

While I’ve shared many magical moments on stage with the Allman Brothers Band in the last decade plus, I feel that my solo project and the Tedeschi Trucks Band is where my future and creative energy lies. The Tedeschi Trucks Band tour schedule keeps growing, and I feel the time has finally come to focus on a single project, which will allow me to spend that rare time off the road with my family and children. It’s a difficult decision to make, and I don’t make it lightly.

I’m proud to have made a small contribution to the masterful music they have created over the past forty years, and will continue to create. Now seems like a good time to go out on a high note with a great 45th anniversary in 2014, and the mutual respect and friendship of the other 6 members of ABB.”

A Statement from Warren Haynes:

“I joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1989, at age 28, for a reunion tour with no promise or expectations of it going any further. Based on the success of the tour and the uncanny chemistry between the original members and the new members, we decided to continue and see where it all led. Now, here we are, 25 years later, and it has been an amazing experience. I’ve always said that if I were to join a band that I grew up listening to the ABB would be at the top of that list. The original version of the band was a huge influence on me and I’m sure that the countless hours I spent listening to and studying that music helped shape me as a musician. As proud as I am of being a member of such a legendary band, I’m even more proud of the music that we’ve made together and of being a part of carrying their original vision into the future.

As someone who’s been fortunate enough to juggle a lot of musical projects and opportunities I look forward to maintaining a vigorous schedule which will include many more years of touring and recording with Gov’t Mule in addition to my solo projects and to enjoying more family time as well. Being part of the ABB has opened a lot of doors for me and that’s something I don’t take for granted nor do I take for granted the friendship and musical relationships I have with each of the members. The 45th Anniversary of the ABB is a milestone amidst too many highlights to count and I’m looking forward to an amazing year creating music that only the Allman Brothers Band can create.”


ALICE COOPER performs “Rock Candy” with Sammy Hagar and Richie Sambora

Drummer Glen Sobel (IMPELLITTERIORIANTHISIXX A:MPAUL GILBERT) has posted footage of the MONTROSE classic “Rock Candy” from the annual ALICE COOPER benefit for the Maui Food Bank which took place on New Years eve in Maui, Hawaii.
Alice Cooper and band were joined on stage by actors and rock legends performing their biggest hits, covers and some left field surprises with the AC band members serving as house band. Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH), Sammy Hagar (CHICKENFOOTVAN HALEN), Richie Sambora (BON JOVI), ‘Weird’ Al YankovicPat Simmons(DOOBIE BROTHERS), producer Bob Rock (METALLICAMOTLEY CRUE) and actor Keith Carradine all performed along with actor Tom Arnold as the evenings emcee.
Original MONTROSE frontman Sammy Hagar and Richie Sambora took the stage with the band on “Rock Candy” which can be viewed below or at this location: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di153Q83xaMAlice’s band for the night consisted of  Orianthi and Ryan Roxie on guitars, Chuck Garric on bass, and Glen Sobel on drums.  (Glen Sobel online: www.glensobel.com)

American Songwriter Premieres The First Single From Bend Sinister’s New album, Animals/ Pittsburgh Date March 19

“One helluva-party.”
– Phoenix New Times
“They’ve got a sound and style that is likely to catch on with millions of listeners. The more we spin this the more we dig it.”
– Babysue

 

Vancouver’s Bend Sinister (Daniel Moxon, Jason Dana, Matt Rhode, Joseph Blood) have partnered up with the folks at American Songwriter to premiere the first single – “Fancy Pants” – off their upcoming album, Animals. The 10-track album will be released on March 11, 2014 via File Under: Music and is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed and American debut, 2012’sSmall Fame.  The quartet recorded Animals in San Diego at Signature Sound.  They teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett who turned out to be a perfect match for the band. He worked closely with them, allowing the band to continue their penchant for infectious melodies mixed with soaring guitars and a crushing B3 organ. Recording in San Diego with Marlett granted the band a renewed sense of creative focus that was channelled into their most ambitious work to date. Bend Sinister cut complex paths through vinyl jungles of classic rock, punk, metal, psychedelic, and pop to emerge victorious with Animals.
Before heading into the studio to begin working on Animals, Bend Sinister had quite a busy 2012-2013.  Their North American tour in support of Small Famebrought them to CMJ and SxSW, as well as other major markets across the U.S.  The band toured constantly behind Small Fame hitting Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, Nashville and more. Radio and press became fans of the band instantly.  Bend Sinister saw adds come in across the U.S. including plays on KROQ (Los Angeles), KCXX (San Bernandino), KTCL (Denver), KXTE (Las Vegas) and more.  The band premiered the album on AOL Spinner and with a feature in Alternative Press.  Shortly after they were stopping by and performing at Daytrotter in Iowa, Playboy Radio and AXS TV in Los Angeles, Acoustic Cafe in Ann Arbor and JB TV in Chicago.  Paper Magazine premiered the band’s first video from the album for their song “Quest for Love” which featured adult film star James Deen.  The video was quickly picked up by other outlets seeing additional coverage at Death and Taxes, Alt Sounds, Culture Brats and more.
Bend Sinister plan to tour around the release of Animals and have already confirmed a handful of dates.  Stay tuned for additional dates to be announced shortly!
“Some of the most infectiously hooky songs in recent memory.”
– The Indie Machine
TOUR DATES:
March 18 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
March 19 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
March 27 – PJ’S Lager House – Detroit, MI
March 28 – Juniors Sports Bar – Chicago, IL
March 29 – Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
March 30 – Turf Club – Minneapolos, MN
Bend Sinister is:
Daniel Moxon – Vocals/Piano
Jason Dana – Drums/Percussion
Matt Rhode – Bass
Joseph Blood – Guitar/Vocals

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Neil Young Live At The Cellar Door Pre-Order

THOSE WHO PRE-ORDER BEGINNING TODAY WILL RECEIVE INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF ALBUM TRACK “OLD MAN”

Neil Young has launched a pre-order of his upcoming December 10th release Live At The Cellar Door, through his website beginning today.

 

The latest in his Archives Performance Series, the album collects recordings made during Young’s intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August.

 

The album can be pre-ordered here in three configuration options: CD, on 180-gram vinyl mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany (for maximum vinyl sound quality), and as a FLAC digital album. Everyone who pre-orders will each receive an instant download of the album track “Old Man.” Click here for a view into the track.

 

Live At The Cellar Door, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush, and many other songs that make up a unique cross-section of material that Neil would draw from for these shows.

Of the many intriguing gems found on Live At The Cellar Door, a rare solo version of “Cinnamon Girl” performed on piano rather than guitar is a particular treasure for Neil fans (the full band version appears on Young’s 1969 second solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere). In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn’t appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” (which appears on Live At Massey Hall ’71 – released in 2007– but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included onArchives Vol. 1 1963-1972) and “Old Man” (released two years later on 1972’s Harvest album).“Down By The River,” also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, rounds out the spectacular set. Click here for a preview of Live At The Cellar Door.

 

The track-listing for Live At The Cellar Door is as follows:

 

Side One:

Tell Me Why

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

After The Gold Rush

Expecting To Fly

Bad Fog Of Loneliness

Old Man

Birds

 

 

Side Two:

Don’t Let It Bring You Down

See The Sky About To Rain

Cinnamon Girl

I Am A Child

Down By The River

Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

 

STEVIE NICKS TO RELEASE ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’ DVD DOCUMENTARY ON DECEMBER 3ND

Highly Acclaimed Film Reveals Portrait of Nicks As She Collaborates with Dave Stewart on the Fascinating Journey of Creating Her First Album in a Decade

 

Nicks To Appear at DVD Signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Hollywood onDecember 4th 7:00 pm.

 

November 18, 2013 – Los Angeles, California – Rock legend Stevie Nicks, fresh off of Fleetwood Mac’s sold out worldwide tour, will be releasing her intimate DVD  documentary  “In Your Dreams,” it was confirmed today by Warner Bros. Records.

 

“In Your Dreams” is a portrait of the illusive Nicks as she and Stewart embark on a musical journey to write and record the critically acclaimed “In Your Dreams” CD , Nicks’ first studio album in over a decade.  Nicks called this “the greatest year of my life” and felt compelled to share the joyful experience with her fans.

 

The DVD is currently available for pre orders. The limited edition deluxe dvd bundle that included a DVD personally signed by Nicks, a handwritten individually numbered limited edition of a letter by Nicks and never-before seen photos has already sold out its 1000copy limit.

 

Co-produced and co-directed by musical wizard Dave Stewart, “In Your Dreams” was shown at The Hamptons International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, SXSW and Toronto Film Festival, and had a theatrical release in 53 cities.

 

The inner life of the legendary Nicks has by her design long been kept at a distance from the public.. We learn in “Dreams” that her world features costume parties, elaborate dinner feasts, tap dancing, fantasy creations and revealing songwriting and recording sessions all of which are captured on film.  Fans will also get to see cameo appearances by Edgar Alllan Poe, Mick Fleetwood, Reese Witherspoon, a massive white stallion in the backyard, owls and naturally a few vampires who appear in several “home movie” style music videos.

 

Along with tracking the Nicks/Stewart creative partnership, “In Your Dreams” has plenty of other cinematic payoffs including rare never before seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and a wealth of candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years.

 

The documentary was produced by Dave Stewart’s Weapons of Mass Entertainment.

 

Stevie is scheduled to appear at a DVD signing in Los Angeles on December 4th at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Hollywood at 7:00 pm.

Neil Young to Release “Live at the Cellar Door” on December 10th

LIVE ALBUM COLLECTS PERFORMANCES FROM YOUNG’S SIX-SHOW STAND AT THE INTIMATE WASHINGTON D.C., VENUE IN 1970

Neil Young will release Live At The Cellar Door, the latest in his Archives Performance Series, on December 10th on Reprise Records. The album collects recordings made during Young’s intimate six-show solo stand at The Cellar Door in Washington D.C. between November 30th and December 2nd, 1970, a few months after Reprise released his classic third solo album After The Gold Rush in August. Of the many unique gems found on Live At The Cellar Door, a rare solo version of “Cinnamon Girl” performed on piano rather than guitar is a particular treasure for Neil fans (the full band version appears on Young’s 1969 second solo albumEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere).The album, which features Young performing on acoustic guitar and piano, includes tracks that are interesting for several reasons, such as stunning live versions of songs that appeared on After The Gold Rush (“Tell Me Why,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” “Birds,” “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” and the title track) and solo performances of the Buffalo Springfield songs “Expecting To Fly”(from their 1967 second album Buffalo Springfield Again), “I Am A Child” (from their third and final album Last Time Around and Young’s 1977 Decade compilation), and “Flying On The Ground Is Wrong,” from their 1966 self-titled debut.

In addition, Live At The Cellar Door features early, raw performances of songs that wouldn’t appear until subsequent Young albums, including the rarity “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” (which appears on Live At Massey Hall ’71 – released in 2007– but was previously unreleased until the studio band version was included on Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972) and “Old Man” (released two years later on 1972’s Harvest album). “Down By The River,” also from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, rounds out the spectacular set.

Live At The Cellar Door was recorded by Henry Lewy and produced by Young.

As with Young’s previous releases in the Archives series, Live At The Cellar Door will be released digitally, on CD, and on 180-gram vinyl (mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany).

The track-listing for Live At The Cellar Door is as follows:

Side One:

Tell Me Why

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

After The Gold Rush

Expecting To Fly

Bad Fog Of Loneliness

Old Man

Birds

Side Two:

Don’t Let It Bring You Down

See The Sky About To Rain

Cinnamon Girl

I Am A Child

Down By The River

Flying On The Ground Is Wrong

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Needs More Punch: Big Guns Pay Tribute to the Classic Rock Icons

Northern Ireland’s Big Guns have no shame in living in the era where Guns n’ Roses and AC/DC ruled the airwaves. There’s a constant vibe in their music that hearkens back to leather jackets, Harley packs and the grimy, dirty hard rock of the 70’s and 80’s. Big Guns’ debut, Down But Not Out, is an album with a lot of energy behind its rough riffs and crowd-packing choruses, but it still doesn’t have enough Big Guns in it as opposed to the band’s influences.

Despite the focus on the riff-heavy rock from AC/DC, vocalist Kieran “Twerp” McArdle doesn’t try to imitate the kind of sound you’d expect from Brian Johnson (and definitely not Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, the singer from another of the band’s influences). Instead, McArdle channels the grungy, but ranged vocal style of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and the era’s questionable resultant, post-grunge. “The Devil’s Highway” (aside from taking a huge cue from AC/DC in name alone) lets McArdle stretch that vocal range considerably, and while he doesn’t reach the climactic highs of Cornell’s, it’s still a shining moment of promise for Big Guns. You can hear his lungs shaking at the intensity behind his voice.

The band makes a superb showing with “Remember Me,” a blisteringly intense anthem chock full of invigorating left-turns and lots of variety in between the surging pace. Aside from McArdle’s furious, right-in-your-face vocals and a fantastic mix of riffs and solos from guitarist Daniel “Baldo” O’Toole (with the solos drawing comparisons to Judas Priest and early thrash metal), drummer Lisa Howe unleashes a blitz of fast fills and smashing beats, shining as a rhythmic machine behind the kit. “Remember Me” is the kind of song where a band simply doesn’t hold back, letting loose every trick in their book in one massive swell. It pays off: “Remember Me” is easily the best song on the whole album.

That kind of performance makes the rest of the album sound weaker in comparison. The formula of catchy beats leading to a thunderous punch of a hook at the end of the chorus is done rather excessively. Opener “Red Eyed and Rolling” and the underwhelming “A Song For a Friend” both show this formula in effect even before the halfway mark, so expect that abused tactic to ring repeatedly across the eight tracks. “Kiss and Tell” continues that repetition, tugging at those radio-friendly throwbacks that modern classic rock seems to grasp at. The band continues to try and capture that nostalgic fury with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World”, which while not terrible, neither brings their own sound into the mix enough, nor pays tribute to Young’s iconic vocal style. It clearly sounds like a cover. The brief closer “Forever and Always” is a dark, evanescent simmer that slowly fades away after its finely tuned guitar solo. It’s a very atmospheric track, but as you can deduce from its short length and status as a closer, it’s the not the kind of music the band wants to make.

Classic rock means different things to different people, but to the musicians in Big Guns, it means something important. By covering a Neil Young gem and channeling their love for AC/DC and Judas Priest, they’ve shown that they’re not trying to crutch up the past, but to inject some adrenaline back into the old bones of the 70’s and 80’s. The result is an album that, while catchy and pretty intense, still doesn’t have the full drive behind it. “The Devil’s Highway” and “Remember Me” are songs that the band should definitely keep close to heart, as they aren’t just fine examples of classic rock-infused fervor, but they give the band their own identity; these are great songs and they’re great Big Guns songs. But for the stumbling points like “A Song for a Friend” and “Fall From Grace”, you see a band who’ve analyzed the formulas of classic rock, but not the creativity. The hooky choruses can only last so long before sounding stale. Big Guns’ debut demonstrates a walking of the line behind reverence and downright reliance; if the band wants to move into the big leagues, they need to channel their own spirits just as much as they channel the spirits of their influences.

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THE WINERY DOGS Feat: Portnoy, Sheehan & Kotzen @Altar Bar 10/21!

Three musical legends come to Pittsburgh October 21 at Altar Bar as they perform under the moniker The Winery Dogs…

THE WINERY DOGS was self-produced and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour, Steel Panther).  It features a classic rock/power trio sound which seamlessly melds the immense talents of the three veteran rockers.

Touted as one of the best guitar players in the world, RICHIE KOTZEN also possesses a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers and is highly regarded as a gifted songwriter.  With guitar styles ranging from rock, blues, jazz and fusion to pop and soul, Kotzen has built a remarkably diverse 20-year career as a guitarist, singer and songwriter.  A prolific songwriter, Richie has written several songs that have gone on to become hit singles around the world and he continues to appear in countless books, magazines and websites, being acknowledged as one of the top guitarists in the world.

MIKE PORTNOY is one of the founding members of Dream Theater, with whom he played drums for 25 years, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.  Portnoy’s long list of awards include 26 Modern Drummer magazine Reader’s Poll Awards, including Hall of Fame Inductee in 2004, MVP of the Year in 2010, Best Progressive Rock Drummer (for the magazine’s record of 12 years in a row), Best Clinician (twice), Best Educational Video/DVD and Best Recorded Performance of the Year (seven times) while in Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold.  He also holds the distinction being the second youngest drummer ever inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame (at age 37) and is currently the youngest in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.  DRUM! Magazine named him Drummer Of The Year for the last two years in a row (2011 & 2012), and he won the Revolver Golden Gods Award for “Drummer Of The Year” in 2011.

As a founding member of Mr. Big, BILLY SHEEHAN forged his place in hard rock history.  Mr. Big’s trademark virtuosic musicianship with stellar vocal harmonies and earned them numerous hit songs, including the ubiquitous “To Be With You,” which was a Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in 15 countries, propelling the band to major international success and record sales in the multi-millions.  Sheehan was voted the “Best Rock Bass Player” 5 times in Guitar Player magazine’s Readers Poll, earning him a spot in their “Gallery of Greats” along with Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee, Eddie Van Halen and more, and he has won several Reader’s polls around the world.  He won the prestigious Player magazine (Japan’s #1 Music mag) Reader’s Poll for Best Bass Player an unprecedented 14 consecutive times and Burrn!magazine’s (Japan’s #1 heavy metal mag) Readers’ Poll five times.  His hands and signature are preserved in cement on the Rockwalk at Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA.

photo: Markus Cuff
photo: Markus Cuff

Blondie Chaplin to join Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck on tour

CHAPLIN CONFIRMED TO PERFORM ON SELECT DATES INCLUDING
HOLLYWOOD, FL, NEW YORK CITY, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES AND OAKLAND

ALONG WITH WILSON’S FORMER BANDMATES AL JARDINE, AND DAVID MARKS
CONFIRMED TO JOIN FULL TOUR KICKING OFF SEPTEMBER 27


Acclaimed singer and guitarist Blondie Chaplin will reunite with Brian Wilson after nearly four decades, since Chaplin’s collaboration as a member of The Beach Boys during the early 70s. Chaplin will join the Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour on select dates including New York City and Los Angeles, performing on songs that include his signature tune “Sail On Sailor”, from the 1973 tour de force Holland, as well as other songs during his tenure with the band.

Chaplin’s long and storied musical career began as a member of the South African rock group The Flame in the late 60s-early 70s. The Flame would go on to become the first and only music act signed to Brother Records, besides the Beach Boys themselves. Chaplin eventually became a full-fledged member of The Beach Boys and recorded and performed with the band during the ‘71-‘72 sessions for Carl and The Passions – “So Tough” and the ’73 album Holland. Chaplin’s tenure with the band culminated with his live performances being documented during that period for the double album The Beach Boys In Concert. Following his departure from the group he would go on to perform with The Band and more recently The Rolling Stones among others, as well as record several solo albums.

“Blondie was one of my favorite singers in the 70s. He blew my mind with ‘Sail on Sailor’ and he also sang on a song called ‘Funky Pretty’, on the Beach Boys’ Holland album,” says Wilson. “Until two weeks ago, I hadn’t seen him since 1974. It was great to see him again. He came into the studio and sang on one of my new tracks called ‘He Come Down’ – and he sang it great. I’m stoked that he’ll be performing at a few of our shows.”

“It’s a pleasure to sing ‘Sail on Sailor’ once again with Brian,” says Chaplin.

Previously, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck announced the addition of several new shows to their concert tour kicking off September 27 in Hollywood, FL. Throughout late September and October, the tour will also take the two legends’ historical musical collaboration through 20+ North American cities including Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston and Atlanta. Wilson’s former band mates Al Jardine and David Marks will also be joining Wilson and Beck on all dates.  A complete tour itinerary is listed below.

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck confirmed tour dates:

DATE                       CITY/STATE                     VENUE
September 27          Hollywood, FL                  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
September 28          Tampa, FL                        Eckerd Hall

October 1                 Houston, TX                     Bayou Music Center
October 3                 St. Augustine, FL              St. Augustine Amphitheatre
October 4                 Atlanta, GA                       Chastain Park
October 5                Washington, DC                Warner Theater
October 6                Bethlehem, PA                  Sands Event Center
October 8                Albany, NY                        Palace Theatre
October 9               Boston, MA                        Wang Theater
October 11             Wallingford, CT                  Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
October 12             Westbury, NY                     Theater at Westbury
October 13             Philadelphia, PA                 Tower Theater
October 15             New York, NY                    Beacon Theater*
October 16             Montclair, NJ                     Roberts Wellmont Theatre
October 18             Las Vegas, NV                  The Pearl Theater*
October 20             Los Angeles, CA                Greek Theater*
October 22             Oakland, CA                      Paramount Theatre*
October 25             Detroit, MI                          Fox Theatre
October 26             Toronto, ON                       Massey Hall
October 27             Akron, OH                          EJ Thomas Performance Arts
October 30             Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Riverside Theatre

(*with special guest Blondie Chaplin)

Fans can expect a unique experience when they witness these two legends taking the stage together.  Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck, Al Jardine and David Marks will open the show together with both of their respective bands performing a string of hits.  From “Little Deuce Coupe” to “Custom Machine,” the show will then focus on eclectic selections from Wilsons’ vast repertoire, covering fifty-years of classics along with music from his rich solo catalogue. Beck will open the second half of the show backed by a four-piece rhythm section to perform selections from his solo career.  Wilson, Jardine and Marks who will add their distinctive harmonies to some of his classics will also join Beck.  All four will once again join together on stage for a massive finale that will bring together both bands again to run through their favorite songs from their youth and for the first time ever, some classic Yardbirds material.

Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive gold albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, The Beach Boys.

Known as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock, Jeff Beck was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”  He has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performancesix times and Best Pop Instrumental Performance once.  He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; as a member of the Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).

THE ANSWER Audio Samples of Entire New Album Available

New Album New Horizon Available October 1st in North America on Napalm Records

 

Irish Rockers THE ANSWER are less than a month away from releasing their album New Horizon.  The album is due October 1st via Napalm Records.  Today the band has released a YouTube Sampler containing audio samples from all of New Horizon.  Check it out HERE.New Horizon can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

Recently the band completed work on a video for the first single from New Horizon“Spectacular”.  The video was released in both a NSFW version and of course a family-friendly clean version.  Check out the video HERE.

Keeping the beacon of Irish rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial, and critically acclaimed albums. The band have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

Since their third studio album in late 2011, the band instigated a major shakeup in their circumstances and with new management, live booking agents and with new record label on board, late 2012 saw them enter the studio with ex Little Angels vocalist Toby Jepson at the production helm. The new record, “New Horizon” will be their fourth studio album and with mixes from rock icon Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), it will be released on October 1st in North America through label Napalm Records GmbH in multiple formats.

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Take home Nikki Sixx’s Schecter Sixx from Vegas

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FROM MOTLEY CRUE…

We’re counting down to the start of Motley Crue’s 2013 Las Vegas residency! They’ll be returning to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for “An Intimate Evening in Hell” September 18th – October 6th!   Want to make the night even more special?   Nikki is giving you the chance to get your hands on a one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia and a story to make any rock fan jealous!

Imagine going to see Motley Crue and taking home the Schecter Sixx that Nikki used on stage to play “Kickstart My Heart” during the show, signed and inscribed for you by Nikki himself!  Did we mention the pre-show meet and greet/photo op with Nikki?  Yeah, you get that too.
From Nikki: “I have said no to this for a long time and still have collectors come backstage and offer to buy my basses.  I wanted to do something I feel good about and give that person a personal experience on top of taking home one of my played basses from the show.  These are not cheap junker basses.  These are what I play.”
This offer is EXTREMELY limted (only one per show) and only available at http://NikkiSixxBass.com

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Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith CD/DVD Set announced

It takes a legend to bring a myth back to life. A unique treat for music fans worldwide, Steve Hackett’s critically acclaimed live production ‘Genesis Revisited’ has so far triumphed in Europe, Japan and North America alike and is still going strong; on May 10th it celebrated its success at a sold out London’s Hammersmith Apollo with an ecstatic audience.
Genesis Revisited – Live at Hammersmith – a unique performance with guests including Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk and Steve Rothery – will be released on October 29th in the US.
The 3CD+2DVD (with 5.1) box set, coincides with the return of Hackett’s Genesis Revisited Tour to the UK & Europe for a second round due to popular demand.

The pioneering guitarist comments:  “The 5.1 DVD with stereo CD out on 21st October including the whole show from Hammersmith Apollo is a feast for all the senses. I was blown away by the fantastic response to those May UK gigs. The autumn Genesis Revisited shows will include different Genesis material to before as well as all the big faves that bring the house down…See you all soon!”

Details of the DVD/CD set as follows:

Steve Hackett – Genesis Revisited: Live At Hammersmith
USA Release date: 29th October 2013
Format: 3CD+2DVD Box set in slipcase

CD1
1. Watcher of the Skies
2. The Chamber of 32 Doors
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
4. Fly on a Windshield
5. Broadway Melody of 1974
6. The Lamia
7. The Musical Box
8. Shadow of the Hierophant
9. Blood on the Rooftops

CD2
1. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers
2. In That Quiet Earth
3. Afterglow
4. I Know What I Like
5. Dance on a Volcano
6. Entangled
7. Eleventh Earl of Mar
8. Supper’s Ready

CD3
1. Firth of Fifth
2. Los Endos

DVD1 
Full live show

DVD2 
Behind the scenes featurette

The Genesis Revisited tour continues this Autumn with dates in UK & US as follows:

US 2013
Friday 20 September – Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL
Saturday 21 September – Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL
Sunday 22 September – Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Monday 23 September – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan
Wednesday 25 September – Best buy Theatre, New York, NY
Thursday 26 September – Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ
Friday 27 September – NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY
Saturday 28 September – Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT * SOLD OUT *
Sunday 29 September – Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, NY
Thursday 3 October – Place des Arts (Wilfred-Pelletier), Montreal, QC
Friday 4 October – Grand Theatre De Quebec, Quebec, QC
Saturday 5 October – Le Casino du Lac Leamy, Gatineau, QC
Sunday 6 October – Empire Theatre, Belleville, Ontario
Tuesday 8 October – Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON * SOLD OUT *
Wednesday 9 October – Oakville Centre, Oakville, ON * SOLD OUT *
Thursday 10 October – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, Homestead, PA
Friday 11 October – Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Saturday 12 October – Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
Sunday 13 October – Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ

UK 2013
Tuesday 22 October – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 23 October – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
Thursday 24 October – Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Saturday 26 October – 02 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Sunday 27 October – City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Tuesday 29 October – Philharmonic, Liverpool, UK
Wednesday 30 October – City Hall, Sheffield, UK
Friday 1 November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK

2014
Thursday 3 April – Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, FL, US
Friday 4 April – Plaza Live, Orlando, FL, US
Saturday 5 April – Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Monday 7 April – Saturday 12 April 2014 – Cruise to the Edge, Isla de Roatan, Honduras & Cozumel, Mexico

STEVE HACKETT Online:
www.hackettsongs.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Hackett/123101228589
twitter.com/HackettOfficial

 

 

Cheap Trick Show No Signs Of Slowing Down At Stage AE

For the past few days all I’ve been singing around the house, in the car, and in my head have been the words to “Surrender”.  Cheap Trick’s songs have always been infectious and that is why they have stood the test of time.  The fact that they have been jamming live well after they made Cheap Trick at Budokan one of the best live albums of all time is a feat unto itself and a testament to their musicianship and showmanship (CT has been around since 1975).

Here we are in 2013, and even though drummer Bun E. Carlos is no longer touring with them (replaced by guitarist Rick Nielsen’s son Daxx), they are still amazing in concert and put on one hell of a show.  I certainly did not know what to expect having never truly witnessed Cheap Trick live other than TV and YouTube clips.  I just could not pass up seeing one of my all time favorite guitar players and characters, Nielsen and one of the original cool lead singers of rock n roll, Robin Zander, with all due respect to bassist Tom Petersson who has his own ultra cool happening.  Cheap Trick plays every song you want them too, Rick changes guitars every song and brings out all the crazy funky ones you love to see and throws tons of picks to the fans, and Robin hits every note perfectly while Tom and Daxx hold it down on the rhythm end.  These guys have been rockin’ for pretty much forty years and show no signs of stopping…that’s amazing in this day and age of one hit wonder boys and flash in the pan auto tune fakes.  Long Live Cheap Trick.  (Set List Below)

All photos ©2013  Cheap Trick Unlimited, AWeldingphoto and Pittsburgh Music Magazine

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Setlist: Pittsburgh 8/21/2013 Stage AE

Come On, Come On

Look Out

Big Eyes

Ain’t That A Shame

Need Your love

House Is Rockin’

Clock Strikes Ten

Stop This Game

I Know What I Want

Borderline

Sickman Of Europe

The Flame

IWYTWM

Baby Loves Rock

Dream Police (Encore)

Cali Man

Surrender

AUFFY

Goodnight

UFO Confirm Additional North American Tour Dates

British Hard Rock legends UFO have confirmed that they will be returning to North America this Fall.  Some of the previously announced dates have been changed and new shows have been added.  The tour now kicks off October 4th in Poughkeepsie, NY and is currently scheduled to wrap up October 23rd  in Houston, TX.

 

Frontman Phil Mogg commented on the upcoming tour:

 

“USA and Canada tour this October? Are we looking forward to it?  Bet your socks we are. So bring your mates, loved ones, earplugs and hangover remedies. UFO will be delivering.  See you there!”

 

True rock legends such as UFO are characterized not only by the fact that they have added several classic anthems to the annals of rock history, but that their musical output, after many years, still remains at such a consistently high level and they always have something new and fresh coming up.  With classic albums such as “Phenomenon”, “Force it” and “No Heavy Pettin”,Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond still sound vital and imaginative to this day.

 

UFO’s latest studio album Seven Deadly is available for purchase on AMAZON and iTunes.  Seven Deadly is an atmospherically dense fabric consisting of classy guitars, tight rock grooves and vocals, which are unique to UFO.

 

UFO on Tour:

10/4: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

10/5: Amityville, NY @ Revolution

10/6: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

10/8: Norfolk, CT @ Infinity Theater

10/9: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/11: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile (West)

10/12: Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile (East)

10/14: Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center

10/15: New York, NY @ Stage 48

10/16: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater

10/17: Akron, OH @ Tangiers

10/19: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater

10/22: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

10/23: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North

 

For More Info Please Visit:

http://www.ufo-music.info

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Cancel Upcoming Dates Due to Injury

Neil Young & Crazy Horse regretfully announce that in addition to canceling the remaining dates on their European tour, they must also cancel their upcoming U.S. tour dates due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Poncho Sampredo, whose doctor has indicated that Sampredo’s hand requires additional time to heal properly.

 

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear,” the band has said in a statement. “As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.”

 

The tour dates that have been canceled are as follows:

 

8/31    Dundas, ON                           Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

9/02    Port Chester, NY                    Capitol Theatre

9/04    Ottawa, ON                            Ottawa Folk Festival

9/07    Arrington, VA                          Interlocken Music Festival

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