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ALICE COOPER “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken” DVD – Out October 21, 2014 in North America via UDR Music

Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing and upcoming release of ALICE COOPER, a true icon, a great performer – simply  a legend.

With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances.  When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.

The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD  € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.

ALICE COOPER - not much has to be said about this incredible artist whose career spans five decades by now.  He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre.  The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.:  Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

Raise The Dead  will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material  shows  an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package +  – ALICE COOPER – one the biggest entertainers ever! Just enjoy the show!


Setlist DVD/BR:

1.           Hello Hooray                                    
2.           House of Fire                                 
3.           No More Mr Nice Guy                  
4.           Under My Wheels                          
5.           I'll Bite Your Face Off                    
6.           Billion Dollar Babies                      
7.           Caffeine                                            
8.           Department of Youth                    
9.           Hey Stoopid                                     
10.         Dirty Diamonds 
11.         Welcome To My Nightmare        
12.         Go To Hell          
13.         He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)    
14.         Feed My Frankenstein    
15.         Ballad Of Dwight Fry      
16.         Killer     
17.         I Love The Dead              
18.         Break On Through          
19.         My Generation 
20.         I'm Eighteen                                    
21.         Poison                                              
22.         Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall            

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ROCK NEWS FOR 09/16/14

MEGADETH ISSUES THE FIRST FIVE MAJOR LABEL ALBUMS ON REMASTERED PICTURE DISC FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.

Titles Include Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?So Far, So Good…So What!Rust In PeaceCountdown To Extinction And Youthanasia

September 15, 2014 – (Los Angeles, CA) - On November 11, 2014, Universal Enterprises (UMe) will issue the first five platinum-selling Capitol Records MEGADETH albums on limited edition picture disc vinyl for the first time in the U.S.

Titles include 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?, 1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! and 1990’s Rust In Peace, as well as 1992’s Countdown To Extinction and 1994’s Youthanasia, both making their debut on picture disc. Each album is pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will feature the remastered mixes by Dave Mustaine with the original album track listings. 

When MEGADETH signed to Capitol Records they were already well established in the underground metal scene. A blistering 3-song demo, which led to their debut independent studio album, Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!, and a string of now legendary west coast live shows cemented their reputation.  

Their groundbreaking 1986 major label debut Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? featuring classics such as “Wake Up Dead,” “Devil’s Island” and “Peace Sells,” reached No. 76 on The Billboard 200 and has gone on to sell more than a million copies, going platinum in the U.S. and Canada.

1988’s So Far, So Good…So What! reached No. 28 on The Billboard Top 200 and features “In My Darkest Hour,” Dave Mustaine’s dark and heavy ode to the late Cliff Burton, the fast-paced “Hook In The Mouth” and a cover of “Anarchy In The U.K.,” further bridging the gap between punk and metal and featuring original Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones.

1990’s critically acclaimed, platinum selling Rust In Peace features live staples “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due.” Upon its release, Rust In Peace reached No. 23 on The Billboard Top 200, was Kerrang!’s Album of the Year, and is listed as one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, Metal Hammer’s 50 Hottest Thrash Albums Of All Time and Revolver Magazine’s The 69 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time.

1992 saw the release of the Grammy nominated, double platinum release Countdown to Extinction. It debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and features the singles “Sweating Bullets,” “Foreclosure Of A Dream” and “Symphony Of Destruction,” all of which went Top 30 on the Mainstream Rock charts, with the latter making The Billboard Hot 100.

MEGADETH’s sixth studio release was the platinum selling Youthanasia. The album was released in 1994 and reached No. 4 on The Billboard 200 with the singles “Train of Consequence” and “A Tout le Monde” both reaching Top 30 on Mainstream Rock Tracks.

MEGADETH has created metal masterpieces for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning 11 Grammy® nominations and scoring five consecutive platinum albums including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction.

The band continued to break new ground and earn new accolades with their 2013 release, Super Collider, reaching No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.

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BRYAN ADAMS’ RECKLESS TO BE RE-RELEASED WITH SEVEN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC ROCK ALBUM

 Almost 30 years since the debut of one of the most iconic albums in music history, Reckless, Universal Music Enterprises is set to re-release Bryan Adams’ game-changing record on November 24, 2014 in North America.  The re-release features a lavish four-disc super-deluxe edition of Reckless housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book that will include the 2014 re-mastered audio and seven bonus tracks, the BBC in Concert Hammersmith Odeon live concert performance recorded in April of 1985, and a DVD of Reckless - The Movie, which was a first at the time, as it was an accompanying release alongside the Reckless album and was shot by the legendary Director, Steve Barron (Dire Straits, Aha, Michael Jackson). The movie features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks. The fourth disc in the super-deluxe edition is a Blu-Ray Pure Audio™ recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year.  The celebratory collection will be available at retailers nationwide.

The packaging of Reckless includes never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Bryan and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut. There is an exclusive interview with Adams and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and much much more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 - truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.

A&M Records released Reckless three decades ago on November 5th, 1984 – on Adams’ 25th birthday -  the 10-track record, spawned six ground-breaking hit singles, "Run To You," "Somebody," "Heaven," "Summer of 69," "One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" – the duet with the iconic Tina Turner. Reckless is the album that catapulted Adams’ career onto the international stage, becoming a multi-million selling disc in the U.K., Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.S., Germany and of course his home country of Canada. From the opening act to headliner, Top 20 to #1, the album was the tipping point in Adams' career.

The original 10-track recording of RECKLESS stretched on for months: sessions began in March 1984, but the album wasn't finished until September.  "By the time I'd finished the album," noted Adams, "I was completely exhausted. I'd pushed everybody, including myself, very hard.  It was almost like I didn't care about any other relationship any more with anybody.  I was just going to make the best record I possibly could."

History proves he did just that. "Reckless was just the right record at the right time," says Adams.  "It was just unstoppable." 

Bryan Adams has a select number of Bare Bones dates along the east coast in October (dates below), followed by a European headline arena tour in November performing a set that will honour the 30th Anniversary of 'Reckless.’ 

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Available in the following formats:
Super Deluxe – 2 CD, 1 DVD, 1 Blu-Ray Pure Audio™
Deluxe – 2 CD
Remaster Original – 1 CD
Vinyl – 2 LP
Blu-Ray Pure Audio™ - 1 DVD Audio

 

CURVED AIR Lead Singer SONJA KRISTINA Receives Guiding Light Award at the PROG Awards 2014

London, UK - Sonja Kristina has been honoured at the prestigious PROG Magazine Awards night held at the Globe Theatre in London.

Sonja Kristina said “It is a great honour to receive The Guiding Light Award. I didn't think very far ahead when I first started out but I feel very blessed now after so many years to be still creating and releasing new albums and performing with such superb musicians in Curved Air. I always did love the camaraderie of being on the road and the alchemy of performance.”

PROG editor Jerry Ewing added “The Guiding Light Award is for those artists who offer inspiration through their actions. As one of the leading ladies of a genre once thought of as very much a male domain, Sonja has been a pioneering spirit in the prog world, and an inspiration to the now many female artists in the genre who have followed on. I cannot think of a better suited recipient.”

The band is best known for its hits "Back Street Luv", "It Happened Today" and "Vivaldi". The current line-up also features original drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa, classic era guitarist Kirby Gregory alongside Robert Norton (keys), Chris Harris (bass) and Paul Sax (violin).

Curved Air has been going from strength to strength ‎since the recent release of the band's first studio album to feature new material in nearly 40 years, NORTH STAR.

The band had previously released LIVE ATMOSPHERE and will shortly embark on a UK tour ahead of a worldwide tour in 2015.

CURVED AIR – NORTH STAR
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/North-Star-Curved-Air/dp/B00I4581OU
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Star-Curved-Air/dp/B00I4581OU
DOWNLOAD: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/north-star/id843620008
LP: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4863
AIR – LIVE ATMOSPHERE
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Atmosphere-Curved-Air/dp/B007TTFX9S
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Atmosphere-Curved-Air/dp/B007TTFX9S
DOWNLOAD: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/live-atmosphere/id577917804
LP: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4706

UK TOUR DATES:
September
28th - Lydney Summer’s End Festival
October
3rd - Wakefield Warehouse
11th - Eastney The Cellers
12th - Swansea The Garage
17th - Ilminster Square & Compass
18th - St Ives Guild Hall
19th - Gt Yarmouth ‘Legends of Rock Festival’
24th - Fletching Trading Boundaries
31st - London The Tropic
November
8th - Poole Arts Centre
9th - Norwich The Open
 

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS STREAM NEW ALBUM ‘WORLD ON FIRE’ TODAY ON USA TODAY (HERE)

SLASH TO APPEAR ON “THE HOWARD STERN SHOW” FOR INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE TODAY, TUESDAY, SEPT. 16  ON SIRIUS/XM HOWARD 100

GROUP TO TAKE OVER ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS NEXT WEEK THE TROUBADOUR (9/23), THE ROXY (9/25)  AND THE WHISKY A GO GO (9/26)

FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK “WORLD ON FIRE” HITS #14 ON MAINSTREAM ROCK AND #5 ON THE ACTIVE ROCK RADIO CHARTS  SLASH’s FASTEST RISING SONG AT RADIO EVER

SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have unleashed their new album WORLD ON FIRE today (September 16) via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline. Listen to the new album streaming in full on USA TODAY.com this week (HERE). SLASH will also stop by “The Howard Stern Show” today (September 16) for a live interview and performance. Tune in to Sirus/XM Howard 100 live today; the show will be rebroadcast throughout the week. The title track “World On Fire” marks SLASH’s fastest-climbing song at radio ever; the album’s hell-raising first single hit the Top 10 this week. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the fun NSFW video HERE.

SiriusXM is hosting “SLASH Week,” the week-long special on SiriusXM’s Octane channel celebrating the release of WORLD ON FIRE. SLASH and his band performed a private show last night (Sept 15) at Santos Party House in New York City. The concert is available on SiriusXM On Demand via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at Siriusxm.com. “SLASH Week” also features SLASH hosting a live special from the SiriusXM studios--with special co-host MYLES KENNEDY, lead singer of SLASH’s band The Conspirators.  Every hour today (Sept 16) Sirius Octane will debut tracks from his new album WORLD ON FIRE. On Friday, September 19 at 6:00 pm ET, SLASH will guest host on Ozzy Osbourne’s SiriusXM channel “Ozzy’s Boneyard.”  SLASH will spin tunes from his storied rock career and tell the stories behind the songs.  Hear SLASH with Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and tracks from his new album WORLD ON FIRE all weekend long.

On Friday, September 19, the GRAMMY® winner and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer SLASH will be on hand at Universal Studios Hollywood to unveil the new maze “Clowns 3D Music By SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights.” This collaboration with prolific guitarist SLASH marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  Later that night, SLASH will receive an “Eyegore Award” which honors influential entertainment professionals for bringing the horror genre to life within the movie, television and music industries. SLASH will join a roster of today’s leading Hollywood horror icons at the show including Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Grindhouse) and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, The Blues Brothers) and many more. Following the annual “Eyegore Awards,” SLASH and his bandmate MYLES KENNEDY will perform “Nothing Left To Fear,” the title song for his first-ever motion picture (2013) he co-produced through his film/TV production company Slasher Films.

On Saturday, September 20, SLASH will do a complete takeover of AXS TV with the SLASH BASH 2014 kicking off at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT. The day-long event is loaded with the best that hard rock and heavy metal has to offer. Packed with exclusive interstitial content, the spectacular features interviews with SLASH, as well as music videos; live performances by Slash with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, KISS, and AC/DC; and is headlined by the television premiere of the all-new documentary ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH airing at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. Watch the sizzle reel for AXS TV’s Slash Bash 2014: http://bit.ly/1olklto.

Beginning Tuesday, September 23, SLASH will celebrate the release of WORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three very special sold-out club shows: September 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25 (The Roxy) and September 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).

These shows are presented by and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. For more information, go to: www.SlashOnline.com. Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to see The Roxy show and take home an Epiphone Les Paul signed by the legendary guitarist, visit guitarcenter.com/slash to win.

The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

Catch SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on the road through the fall. Expect more dates to be announced for early 2015.

 

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Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip

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The Troubadour 

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9/25

Hollywood, CA

The Roxy 

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9/26

Hollywood, CA

The Whisky A Go Go

 


 About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014www.slashonline.com.

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Metallica Resuming Work On New Album
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Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo says the band will get together this month to continue work on their 10th album - the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic.

The band released Lords Of Summer - First Pass Version in June, with drummer Lars Ulrich stating the track was "fairly representative" of Metallica's new material.

Now Trujillo says they'll get together this month to begin fleshing out tracks they've been working on. He tells Lucas H Gordon's YouTube channel: "We've been writing for a couple of years. We had a 3D movie called Through The Never, so that detoured us along with a couple of other things. But mid-September, we're going to get back to the drawing board and continue to jam and write and prepare new music for the universe." Read more and watch the video interview here.

Gene Simmons In New Rock Band Reality Competition Show
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Over the years, Gene Simmons has given the thumbs-down to a number of rock bands who have rubbed him the wrong way (he has, occasionally, given a thumbs-up as well: he was an early supporter of Van Halen, famously producing one of their early demos).

And on his latest reality-competition show, bands will compete to curry the favor of the KISS bassist. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Simmons will head to MIPCOM next month to launch Coliseum, where contestants form rock bands, who will be coached by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer before performing in front of an audience. (MIPCOM, by the way, is annual conference in Cannes, France, focusing on cross-format entertainment content.)

Simmons, as the Rock Caesar, will ultimately decide with a thumb up or down who goes forward in the competition (perhaps influenced by Donald Trump's infamous "You're fired" tagline on Celebrity Apprentice, on which Simmons himself was a contestant).

Read more details here.

Apple Release Free U2 Album Removal Tool
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Apple has released a tool that will give users the ability to permanently remove the latest U2 album, "Songs Of Innocence", from their iTunes library.

Last week, the company released the project free to more than a half a billion iTunes customers as part of their launch of the iPhone 6, but Apple and U2 have both faced a backlash from users who weren't pleased with the publicity stunt.

Anyone who had the "Automatic Downloads" feature turned on in their iTunes software, iPhone or iPad got it pushed to their device whether they wanted it or not, sparking complaints when people discovered it was not as easily removed. More details here.

ELO Play First Show in 28 Years and May Continue
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Electric Light Orchestra, perhaps better known by their simple acronym ELO, returned to the stage for the fist time in 28 years Sunday night (Sept. 14) at BBC Radio 2's Festival In A Day in Hyde Park, London. While that is news in and of itself, it appears that songwriter and frontman Jeff Lynne had a good enough time to indicate that more may be in store for ELO.

As reported by NME, Lynne gave the 50,000+ audience the thumbs up after a performance of set opener "All Over The World" (originally found on the 1980 Xanadu soundtrack), commenting, "Wow, fantastic. It's unbelievable this really. I haven't done anything like this for so long, I can't believe it."

Later, Lynne was more revealing as to how the experience was going for him, noting, "I'll do this again." Of course, we don't know if that means sooner or later (obviously Coachella would be champing at the bit to get ELO on their poster), but this indication of eventually further ELO appearance is enough to make audiences on both sides of the Atlantic pretty excited.

Check out the setlist from the Electric Light Orchestra appearance, which also featured original ELO keyboard player Richard Tandy and the BBC Concert Orchestra here.

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THE DOORS TO ISSUE NEVER-RELEASED 1968 SELF-PRODUCED FILM ‘FEAST OF FRIENDS’ ON DVD & BLU-RAY NOVEMBER 11 VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT ALSO INCLUDES UK DOCUMENTARY AND RARE FOOTAGE

Fans of THE DOORS will savor the news about the November 11 street date of a never-before-released documentary film produced by the band.  Titled Feast of Friends, the intimate and rare look at the explosive rock band is, after 45 years, finally being released.  Shelved due to lead singer Jim Morrison’s legal issues, the uncompleted film was only ever seen at a few film festivals and was never completed.  Eagle Rock Entertainment and Doors Property, LLC have painstakingly remastered the audio and video and compiled bonus footage as well as an historic British documentary called The Doors Are Open. [Pre-book Order Date October 17, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]

In April of 1968, filming began for what would become the first and only film produced about The Doors, by The Doors.  Funded by the band and helmed by friend and fellow film graduate Paul Ferrara, the footage shot for this film would become the well from which the majority of future documentaries and music videos about the band would draw. This film became Feast of Friends, as Paul Ferrara thought it was a great lyric to use for the title.  Other than a few appearances in film festivals the following year, an official release would never be seen. Until now. 

If not for a poor quality bootleg copy circulated among collectors and eventually via the Internet, the film’s existence would have scarcely been known beyond the circle of diehard Doors fans. By many accounts, the original source of that bootleg is thought to have been Morrison’s own copy, which he hand-carried when he moved to Paris in 1971 after recording what would be The Doors’ final album.  Concealed in a paper bag and forgotten at a friend’s house, Morrison would never reclaim it, as he passed suddenly a few days later.

Feast of Friends offers a cinematic look at The Doors on the road during their summer ’68 tour. Whilst never truly completed, as the production funding was abruptly cut due to the band’s political problems stemming from Jim’s arrest in Miami, the film provides a stylistic approach in true 60’s cinéma vérité style.  The film is comprised of concert performances which are intercut with fly-on-the-wall footage of the group in their natural habitat - playful, sensitive, chaotic and touching. Other than a few appearances in film festivals in 1968, this is the first official release. Completely restored from the original negative, as supervised by Jim Morrison, the film has been color-corrected and mastered in high definition with the soundtrack totally remixed and remastered by long-time Doors co-producer/engineer Bruce Botnick.

As well as the full version of Feast of Friends, this amazing release contains three important bonus features.  The first is Feast of Friends: Encore.  A newly produced feature using footage shot for Feast of Friends, Encore is a complimentary piece that provides a deeper look into the life of the band during this period as they tour, record, travel and even vacation together. The program avoids the typical selection of hits and makes use of The Doors’ rare recordings to accompany this unreleased footage.  Encore showcases the band’s recording process as The Doors record one of their biggest hits, “Wild Child.”  Viewers will follow the band as they break from touring to sightsee, play poker in their hotel room and witness an unedited interaction with Jim and the “Minister at Large” who attempts to determine “just what the hell it is (they’re) doing.”  Fans will also see a newly unearthed solo backstage performance by a singing Robby Krieger, a poem by Jim Morrison (while, in the background, you can hear Ray Manzarek’s piano work on “Love Street”), a never-before-seen altercation with legendary photographer Richard Avedon, a tranquil scene of Jim and his friends at peace in the cool waters of the Kern River, and much more.

Next is The Doors Are Open – A British TV documentary originally aired on December 17th, 1968, focused around the band’s performance at London’s Roundhouse, which took place just days after the completion of filming for Feast of Friends. Interspersed with the band’s music are intense scenes from the Vietnam War, political leaders, and riots back in the States. The Doors Are Open highlights the political relevance of The Doors’ opinionated lyrics and iconic sound while giving context to the tumultuous times in which they were living. Although previously released, the film has suffered from numerous sound and picture quality issues. Now the image quality has been dramatically improved and the sound has been transformed by Bruce Botnick to be as true to the original live sound as possible. 

Also included is The End - a feature that was filmed in Toronto, Canada in August 1967. This performance of ‘The End’ was for The O’Keefe Centre Presents: The Rock Scene – Like It Is.  It was originally broadcast on October 16, 1967 in Canada, and August 1, 1970 in the US as part of a musical program called The Now Explosion. In addition to the performance, it includes an introduction by Noel Harrison and later interviews by John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and longtime Doors collaborator Danny Sugerman. Many fans consider this recording to be one of the best Doors performances ever caught on film.

Feast of Friends paints a chaotic yet gentle picture of the humanistic side of The Doors seldom captured by anyone - at that time or since.  At one moment Morrison is fighting off legions of ravenous fans while at the same time taunting them to keep pressing on. These films represent the most requested visuals from The Doors via fan polls worldwide, finally presented together in stunning style; Feast of Friends is an historical piece of 60’s filmmaking that is important to both The Doors’ fans and the wider world of cinema.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

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Atlanta Power Blues-Rock Trio The Tyler Porch Band To Release Second EP 'Only The Sky Knows'

Atlanta, GA – Blues-rock is alive and thriving with the second EP release 'Only The Sky Knows' by The Tyler Porch Band, an Atlanta-based group, formed in March of 2013. Power trios have a long history in rock and blues music, and this trio has every intention of carving their own path into that lineage. Tyler Porch, the 18 year old frontman, takes care of the guitar riffing and vocal responsibilities. Since eleven years old, he's been following in the footsteps of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and Albert King. He is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Brad Kemp (28), holds down the bass in the trio. He has played guitar in many bands in the past, and turned out to be an excellent bassist. Coming from a heavier musical lineage, Brad helps to add a little more bite to the blues base of the band. Joey Robertson (34), the box-banging extraordinaire behind the kit, keeps the band together. Also coming from a heavier musical history, he and Brad give a heavy foundation on which the syrupy sweet blues licks and raw vocals sit comfortably.

Says Tyler, “The biggest theme in our material is similar to that of many old blues stylings, 'When you love a woman, she'll tear you apart. When don't have a woman, she'll tear you apart then, too.' But at the same time, I wanted the lyrics to come out less like traditional blues and a little more in depth and intriguing. For example, the title track and single of the EP, 'Only The Sky Knows', has the undercurrent of wanting to find that perfect partner in life, and even though there's the possibility that he/she doesn't exist, you look anyway, because hoping is easier than giving up.”

After two months of setup, recording, producing, designing and playing, the trio's latest recording effort is finally done and ready for release. It was recorded in a basement and bedroom, and completely created by band members, Joey Robertson (Drums), Brad Kemp (Bass), and Tyler Porch (Guitar/Vocals). The phrase, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” should be amended to “Where there’s passion, there’s a way!”

Says Tyler, “I think we wanted to prove with this EP that you don't need thousands of dollars of equipment and a huge studio production to create a good quality recording. We chose to go very low key, recording live as much as possible and capturing the feel of band members interacting. The whole production took place in a basement and a bedroom. I had all of the material written, and the guys listened to it and kinda get a feel for it, then we just tried some stuff and figured out what worked and what didn't. It was a lot like throwing stuff at a wall, and if it stuck we kept it, if it didn't we left it on the floor and moved on. It took us about three days to get our base tracks done, then another two days to overdub parts and redo vocals. I did the majority of the mixing and production, with the input of Brad and Joey.”

Recorded in a basement and a bedroom, “Only The Sky Knows” promotional video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5BDIWnBuiM

In support of the new release, the trio performed at Harry A's in Saint George Island (Florida) for a two night stand August 13th and 14th. They will be playing back home in the north Atlanta area for the 29th (Jump Kitchen & Saloon) and the 30th (Pure Taqueria Woodstock).

In closing Tyler has this to impart, “The biggest thing we want our fans to understand is that music is made by musicians. I won't point fingers, but there are many artists that are very successful today that I wouldn't call musicians. Now, it takes talent to create likable arrangements of audio and samples, but I wouldn't call that musicianship. We want to help put the musician back into music, and have it just be raw and real and just plain exciting. That's what got all of us into music, and we hope that is can excite and re-inspire my generation to get out there and support or join the musicians doing what we are.”

Tyler Porch Band - EP https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tyler-porch-band-ep/id634239955

Only The Sky Knows – EP https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/only-the-sky-knows/id905343877

Website http://tylerporchband.com

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TylerPorchBand

King's X Jerry Gaskill Suffers Another Heart Attack
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King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill will be undergoing double bypass surgery after he suffered a second heart attack, forcing the band to cancel their upcoming shows.

Gaskill has had a tough past few years, having suffered his first heart attack in February 2012, and months later his home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Dug Pinnick posting the following message on his Facebook page: " It is with a heavy heart that, World Entertainment and King's X, unfortunately have to announce that during a scheduled minor procedure, Jerry Gaskill, has suffered a heart attack during the post operation recovery, and as a result must undergo double bypass surgery within the next 72 hours.

"Jerry is stable and resting comfortably in the hospital. Due to the circumstances though, King's X has no other choice than to cancel all upcoming shows, and we hope that after Jerry recovers that we will be able to schedule make up shows in the future.

"Until then, all info and updates will be posted on all King's X Sites, and we will keep you all updated on Jerry's status.- Faith, Hope, Love…King's X

Ace Frehley Slams His Replacement In KISS
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Ace Frehley has claimed that Tommy Thayer, who replaced him in Kiss, always wanted to be him. And original Spaceman - who recently insisted he could "blow Thayer off the stage" - believes Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons just wanted a business deal with someone who'd play his role.

Frehley tells The Village Voice: "I could sense he always wanted to be me. He used to be in a Kiss cover band. He didn't do anything - he was hired by Paul and Gene to put on my makeup and costume and play my guitar solos - a business deal. If he wouldn't have done it, they would have hired somebody else.

"What they really should have done is, if they wanted to dress up a guy to play lead guitar, they should have come up with different makeup, like they did with Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent. That's what the fans are upset about."

Asked about Thayer launching a limited-edition Spaceman guitar, Frehley responds: "I mean, how big are the balls on this guy?" Ace isn't done, read more here.

Accept and Victory Supergroup Releasing Debut Album
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A new German supergroup featuring members of Accept and Victory have signed to Nuclear Blast Records and a trailer teasing the album has been released by the band.

Panzer will release their debut album Send Them All To Hell on November 28. The band features Destruction singer/bass player Marcel 'Schmier' Schirmer, Accept and Victory guitarist Herman Frank and drummer Stefan Schwarzmann of Accept.

Schirmer says: "If you are a metalhead, you will love Panzer, I'm 100% sure about it. When Stefan Schwarzmann came to me with the idea of putting a band together, I first thought he tried to fool me.

"But the idea sounded amazing from the beginning and after the first meeting with Herman Frank, we realised really fast that this team could really kick some serious ass together. And instead of talking too long about it, we started writing songs right away and within some weeks had half of the album recorded and it sounded wicked.

"We don't want to re-invent the metal wheel. We play the music we love, easy as that." Read more and watch the teaser video here.

Bob Seger Reveals Details About New Album Ride Out
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Veteran rocker Bob Seger has issued details of his long-awaited new album. Ride Out is his first recording since 2006's Face The Promise and launches on October 14 via Hideout Records. It's available to pre-order now and those who do will be able to download You Take Me In and Seger's cover of John Hiatt's Detroit Made immediately.

It's not the only cover on the album, with Seger also recording Steve Earle's The Devil's Right Hand and California Stars from Wilco and Billy Bragg's Mermaid Avenue - a collaboration built on Woody Guthrie lyrics.

Seger is joined on the album by guitarist Rob McNelley, bassist Glenn Worf, keyboardist/guitarist Jim 'Moose' Brown and drummer Chad Cromwell. Laura Creamer, Shaun Murphy and Barb Payton provide backing vocals, while singer Vince Gill guests on the track Listen.

More details and the cover art here.

Roxy Music and Ian Gillan Band's John Gustafson Dead at 72
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Bassist and vocalist John Gustafson has died at the age of 72. He's best known for stints with the Ian Gillan Band, Roxy Music and as a member of prog outfit Quatermass. He was also a revered session man who recorded for Steve Hackett, Ian Hunter, Rick Wakeman, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others.

The Liverpool-born musician's career began with Liverpool outfit The Big Three, formed from the ashes of previous bands and thought to be one of the UK's first-ever rock'n'roll trios. They're reputed to have been the only band the Beatles regarded as genuine "competition" and were signed to Brian Epstein's NEMS firm on John Lennon's recommendation. They're remembered for their single Some Other Guy, a demo recorded for Decca in 1963.

Gustafson then spent some time with the Merseybeats before fronting Quatermass, who released their acclaimed self-titled album in 1970, re-released last year. Later he played with Deep Purple's Roger Glover in his Butterfly Ball project, and spent three years with Roxy Music from 1973.

He appeared on four Gillan albums between 1976 and 1978, played with Gordon Giltrap in the early 80s and reformed Johnny Kidd's backing band the Pirates later in the decade. He released one solo album, Goose Grease, in 1997. Read more here.

Saxon Beginning Work On New Album
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Biff Byford says Saxon will get to work on their 21st original studio album this week. While some material has already been written, the band took time away while their frontman concentrated on his prog rock side-project. But they'll up the ante after their last festival appearance of the year, which takes place in Belgium this weekend, ahead of a UK winter tour.

Byford tells Rockposer's Roulette (via Blabbermouth): "I did this Scintilla Project with some friends. That came out last week. So I've been pretty busy and the band have been having a bit of a break.

"We're starting again after the last festival - we'll start kicking in and finish the songs." He says his bandmates have as much creative input as they want when it comes to writing. Read his comments here.

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden Lead Bridge School Benefit Lineup
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Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are just two of the acts set to perform at Neil Young's 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts in California next month.

The October 25/26 weekend event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View will see the pair of Seattle rockers joined by Florence + The Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Band Of Horses and Neil's wife, Pegi, plus additional guests

Last month, Neil filed for divorce from his wife after 36 years of marriage, but Neil will be on hand to headline while Pegi will perform at the shows with her band, The Survivors.

Pegi co-founded The Bridge School in 1986 with Jim Forderer and help from Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. The first benefit concert, in 1986, raised the money necessary to start the school, which opened in '87.

More details here.

Rush 40th Anniversary Box Set Details Revealed
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Rush will mark their 40th anniversary this fall with the release of a new video box set entitled "R40." While the Canadian rockers have yet to officially announce details of the project, fan site Rush Is A Band is sharing information as listed on the UK website SpinCDs.com.

According the site, "R40" will be issued as a 6-disc and 10-disc packages and released in Europe on November 17 - a North American release date has yet to be announced.

The 6-disc set will feature "Rush In Rio", "R30", "Snakes & Arrows Live", "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" and "Clockwork Angels Tour", plus a bonus disc of previously unseen live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

The 10-disc set splits "Rush In Rio", "R30", "Snakes & Arrows Live" and "Clockwork Angels Tour" into 2 discs each, plus "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" and the bonus disc of material.

The bonus disc presents live footage from a 1974 performance at Laura Secord Secondary School, New Jersey's Capitol Theatre in 1976, Lock and Key 1988, Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre 1997, I Still Love You Man 2011 and the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction.

The Blu-ray discs are contained in a 56-page hardback book the 6 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages; the book is filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert.

Check out the track details here.

Blues Ace Popa Chubby Celebrates 25 Years On The Road With A Brand New Album I’m Feelin’ Lucky And A West Coast Tour!

Los Angeles, CA - Larger than life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his very own band, and his own unique brand of hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n’ funky soul. And he’ll celebrate this major milestone the only way he knows how, with the release of a smokin’ hot studio album I’m Feelin’ Lucky - coming October 14 on Cleopatra Records - and a series of shows on the West Coast!

“It’s been 25 years and I’m still standing,” declares Popa Chubby, and considering the long and rugged road he’s had to travel, that in itself is a miracle. From his beginning in the late ‘70s as a “bad kid with an afro and a brand new Gibson Midnight Special guitar” to his stint as a punk rock sideman for Screaming Mad George and Richard Hell, among others, to signing a deal with Sony and releasing one of the top selling blues albums of 1994 (the phenomenal Booty And The Beast), Popa Chubby has seen it all and lived to tell about it on well over a dozen studio albums!

His newest effort I’m Feelin’ Lucky gave the veteran musician an opportunity to reflect on his extraordinary career and to work on new musical ideas and arrangements in a relaxed, low-pressure setting. Recording at his home studio in the Hudson Valley, Popa called on some of his closest associates to help bring this album to life, including drummer Chris Reddan, keyboardist Dave Keyes, and bassist Francesco Beccaro. In addition, two very special guests brought even more magic to the proceedings, vocalist Dana Fuchs, mostly known for her role in the 2007 Beatles musical Across The Universe, as well as one of the most revered blues players around today, Mike Zito of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.

I’m Feelin’ Lucky is Popa’s debut album for Cleopatra and contains some of his best and most deeply felt writing. “The Way It Is” is an “urban soul ballad,” he explains, “that’s about those times when you just sit there and you realize that you’re all messed up and there ain’t nothing you can do about it...that’s the blues right there.” The title track is a major slice of “badass funk” with heavy wah wah pedal guitar playing from Popa and “great New Orleans style lyrics.” “I’m A Pitbull (Nothin’ But Love)” may be the song closest to his heart: “I’m a big dog lover. I have a little pitbull and I love him dearly. They’re a very misunderstood breed. I work with people at a pitbull rescue who work with these dogs and train them to be service dogs for veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s a beautiful thing. There is not a more loyal, devoted and emotionally intuitive dog.” It’s these very same qualities in Popa Chubby’s own gracious persona that have been drawing fans to his music for over 2 decades.

Fans will also delight in hearing that Popa Chubby’s Universal Breakdown Tour hits the West Coast later this year with a slew of shows starting in Las Vegas at the Big Blues Bender held in the Riviera Hotel & Casino. For complete tour information, visit www.popachubby.com and get lucky with Popa Chubby!

1. Come To Me (with Dana Fuchs)
2. One Leg At A Time
3. Three Little Words
4. Rollin’ N’ Tumblin’
5. Too Much Information
6. Rock On Bluesman (with Mike Zito)
7. I’m Feelin’ Lucky
8. Save Your Own Life
9. I’m A Pitbull (Nothing But Love)
10. The Way It Is

Check out a video teaser for the album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_VHUjCw3pM
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9/25 - Las Vegas, NV - Big Blues Bender
9/26 - Ventura, CA - Yolie's
9/27 - Arcadia, CA - Arcadia Blues Club
9/28 - Santa Cruz, CA - Jerry's Front Pocket
9/30 - San Francisco, CA - Biscuits & Blues
10/2 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club Casino
10/3 - Sacramento - Torch Club
10/4 - Point Arena, CA - Arena Theatre
10/7 - Portland, OR - Duff's Garage
10/8 - Birkenfeld, OR - The Birk
10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
10/10 - Mount Vernon, WA - Lincoln Theatre
10/11 - Seattle, WA - Highway 99 Blues Club

Fan Arrested For Posting Lyrics Speaks Out
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An Exodus fan who was charged with a terrorist offence after posting lyrics on Facebook has described his ordeal as "surreal." James Evans from Kentucky, USA, quoted a line from the Exodus song Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer) on his Facebook page on August 24 of this year. He wrote: "Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate."

Two days later, after a member of the public reported him to police, 31-year-old Evans was arrested and eventually charged with the felony 'terrorist threatenings' and faced between five and 10 years behind bars. He tells Billboard: "It's surreal, I didn't think anything would come of it. I couldn't believe it got that out of hand."

Evans, who has a wife and an infant son, has had his case deferred for six months for him to undergo a court-ordered mental assessment, for which he has not yet been given a date. He has been told that so long as he complies with the resulting report, the charges will be dropped and erased from his record. He says: "They can watch all day. I don't do anything wrong. I pretty much work and come home. That's it."

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says it will represent Evans in court. Executive director Michael Aldridge says: "The First Amendment exists to protect people from government censorship of unpopular, but otherwise lawful, speech. There is no greater threat to our ability to exercise that right than to be thrown in jail for doing so."

Rammstein On Extended Break
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Richard Kruspe has told TeamRock that even though Rammstein are on an extended break, the band will never split. But they're in no hurry to get back together - and it's likely the next fans will get from them is a series of live DVD releases.

The members continue to meet at least once a year and consider whether it's time to start work on a follow-up to 2009 album Live Ist Fur Alle Da. "We met a couple of months ago an we were just talking," Kruspe says. "We decided not to do anything at the moment, so we'll meet up next year again."

Survivor Cancel Tour Following Jimi Jamison's Death
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Survivor have cancelled all tour dates for September and October after the sudden death of singer Jimi Jamison. He passed away on August 31 after a heart attack at home in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 63.

Jamison joined the band in 1984 after the departure of Dave Bickler. The pair had traded positions over the years until guitarist Frankie Sullivan brought them together as twin frontman last year.

Bickler says: "We are devastated by this loss. We trust that our fans will understand our wanting to take some time to mourn and remember our brother."

Bono Explains Why U2 Are Giving Away Their New Album
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U2 frontman Bono has penned a letter to fans celebrating and explain this week's free release of their new album, "Songs Of Innocence." Issued free on Tuesday to more than a half a billion iTunes customers, news of the band's first release in five years came during Apple's launch of the company's iPhone 6, where the Irish rockers performed the album's lead single, "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)."

Bono writes, "Remember us? Pleased to announce myself, Edge, Adam and Larry have finally given birth to our new baby… Songs of Innocence. It's been a while. We wanted to get it right for you/us. We just finished it last week and thanks to Apple and iTunes it's with you today. That's already amazing to me as it normally takes a few months to turn this stuff around.

"Part of the DNA of this band has always been the desire to get our music to as many people as possible. In the next 24 hours, over a half a billion people are going to have Songs of Innocence… should they choose to check it out. That is so exciting. People who haven't heard our music, or weren't remotely interested, might play us for the first time because we're in their library. Country fans, hip hop afficionados from east LA, electro poppers from Seoul, Bhangra fans from New Delhi, Highlifers in Accra… might JUST be tempted to check us out, even for a moment. What a mind blowing, head scratching, 21st century situation. Over 500 million people… that's a billion ears. And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail.

"You'll have noticed the album is free to U2.com'ers from the band. It's also free to everyone on iTunes thanks to Apple. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of our iPod commercial, they bought it as a gift to give to all their music customers. Free, but paid for. Because if no-one's paying anything for it, we're not sure "free" music is really that free. It usually comes at a cost to the art form and the artist… which has big implications, not for us in U2, but for future musicians and their music... all the songs that have yet to be written by the talents of the future… who need to make a living to write them."

Read the rest of his letter here.

Gene Simmons Changes His Tune About Nirvana
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While Gene Simmons continues to defend his recent statement that rock is dead, the KISS bassist has flip-flopped on his opinion regarding the legacy of 1990s superstars Nirvana.

In a 2013 interview with Team Rock Radio, Simmons shared his belief that rock icons were a thing of the past and that nothing beyond the 1980s has had a profile or lasting impact on future generations.

As for Nirvana's legacy, Simmons said, "Kurt Cobain - no, that's one or two records, that's not enough. Amy Winehouse - that's one or two records, that's not enough. What, just 'cause you died that makes you an icon? No, no."

Now, in a newly-published Esquire interview with his son, Nick Simmons, the 65-year-old repeats - verbatim - much of his philosophy about rock icons and says the Seattle group are the only act in the past 20 years to have a lasting impact. "Nirvana. That's about it. They are the notable exception," commented Gene.

Read more and listen to the original interview here.

Keith Richards Completes New Album
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Keith Richards says he's completed work on his first solo album since 1992's Main Offender, but the Rolling Stones legend is in no rush to set a release date.

Richards and collaborator Steve Jordan started the project in 2011 and made a point of doing it at their own pace. And it won't see the light of day until his main band have finished touring, whenever that may be.

Richards tells AP: "I don't want to put it out while the Stones are working. We've got South America lined up in February, then Beunos Aires, Peru. And after that, I know what the tours are like - they tend to get extended."

More from Keith here.

THE CREATORS OF 'INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LA HARD ROCK AND METAL” DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES, WHICH FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES OF '80S METAL, OFFERS METAL FANS A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THESE HISTORICAL MOVIES THOUGH FANBACKED

The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene. 

Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up atWWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion. 

This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).

'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories. 

To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E

Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas Åkerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You’re hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn’t get back, not until I saw this film. I can’t get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"

Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.  "Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."

And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!

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BOB SEGER NEW STUDIO ALBUM RIDE OUT
PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE

DELUXE EDITION FEATURING BONUS TRACKS
OFFICIAL VIDEO “DETROIT MADE” PREMIERES ON ROLLING STONE
ALBUM STREET DATE OCTOBER 14

Capitol Records recording artist Bob Seger’s highly anticipated new studio album, RIDE OUT, is available now for pre-order on iTunes.com/BobSeger and Amazon.  Fans who pre-order the album will receive two instant grat tracks, “Detroit Made,” a hi-octane tribute to classic cars, and the tender ballad “You Take Me In.”  RIDE OUT is also available in a special deluxe edition featuring three bonus tracks (see attached tracklisting). The Standard Album will also be released on 180 gram vinyl.  All versions of the album will be released in stores October 14th.   The official music video for Bob Seger’s “Detroit Made”  premiered exclusively on RollingStone.com.    

On his 17th studio album, RIDE OUT finds Seger holding true to his legendary sound, effortlessly marrying blues, country, and heartland soul into his trademark brand of Motor City rock ‘n’ roll. Seger offers a collection of new songs, including “All of The Roads” and “Hey Gypsy,” that are a powerful and personal addition to the GRAMMY® Award-winning rocker’s extraordinary catalogue, rich with character and passion, and the great American songwriter’s always compelling take on the world around him.  

Seger also lends his signature style to several personal favorites written by other artists, including the driving first track, “Detroit Made” written by John Hiatt, “California Stars” featuring lyrics by Woody Guthrie and music by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett, Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand,” and “Adam and Eve” penned by acclaimed Australian singer/songwriters Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson.  

 “I’m real excited about the album,” says Seger adding, “I hope the fans like it.  We worked real hard on it and here it is!”  

Produced by Seger, RIDE OUT was recorded at Nashville’s historic Ocean Way Recording studios, with backing from a stunning array of Music City’s greatest musicians: Academy of Country Music Guitar Player of the Year 2014 Rob McNelley (who also serves as lead guitarist in Seger’s current live band), bassist Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler, Tammy Wynette), keyboardist and longtime live guitarist Jim “Moose” Brown (Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley), and drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Joe Walsh). Vince Gill lends harmony vocals to “Listen,” while background vocals throughout the album come courtesy of Laura Creamer, Shaun Murphy, and Barbara Payton. RIDE OUT was mixed by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Chris Lord-Alge (U2, Muse, Foo Fighters).  

Seger is a multi-talented artist, songwriter, producer, and bandleader whose indelible body of work has affirmed his place in the annals of American music.  Inducted to both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Seger has sold over 52 million albums and has earned 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards, including such landmark albums as NIGHT MOVES, STRANGER IN TOWN, AGAINST THE WIND, LIVE BULLET and NINE TONIGHT, all of which have sold in excess of 5 million units.  

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JEFF BECK & ZZ TOP TOUR TO RESUME NEXT YEAR
ZZ TOP’S DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND – PREVIOUSLY POSTPONED DATES RESCHEDULED FOR EARLY MAY

It was announced today, Jeff Beck & ZZ TOP have rescheduled their previously postponed tour dates in Florida, Texas and Oklahoma following the injury last month to the ZZ Top bass player.

ZZ Top stated, "Dusty's well-being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in expectation of a complete recovery.

Jeff Beck stated, “We are looking forward to getting back out there with ZZ Top and are grateful that Dusty is on his way to a complete recovery.”

Expect additional shows to be added, both with ZZ Top as well as solo dates for Jeff Beck.  Up to date information will be available at:  http://www.jeffbeckofficial.com/

Ticket holders for the ZZ Top / Jeff Beck events will be pleased to know we have rescheduled the following dates:

05/01/15 Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
05/02/15 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/07/15 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
05/08/15 W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
05/09/15 Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
05/10/15 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE DEEP PURPLE WITH ORCHESTRA LIVE IN VERONA  ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO OCTOBER 21, 2014

New York, NY (September 11, 2014)-- On October 21, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Verona by Deep Purple on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date September 26, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].  This amazing performance includes such Deep Purple favorites as “Smoke On The Water,” “Lazy,” “Strange Kind Of Woman,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Highway Star,” “Woman From Tokyo,” and many more, but with a twist – the added embellishment of a full symphony orchestra.

Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 captures Deep Purple joined on stage by the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for performances of all their classic tracks.

The line-up for this show features Ian Gillan (vocals); Ian Paice (drums); Roger Glover (bass); Steve Morse (guitar); and Don Airey (keyboards).  As bonus features, Live In Verona includes two extra tracks, “Hush” and “Black Night,” both of which were also recorded that night.

Deep Purple remain one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. On Live In Verona, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs. Playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location embellished Deep Purple’s already electric stage presence to new heights, delivering a brilliant show.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.

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TRACK LISTING
1) Deep Purple Overture  
2) Highway Star  
3) Hard Lovin’ Man  
4) Maybe I’m A Leo  
5) Strange Kind Of Woman  
6) Rapture Of The Deep  
7) Woman From Tokyo             
8) Contact Lost  
9) When A Blind Man Cries  
10) The Well Dressed Guitar               
11) Knocking At Your Back Door  
12) Lazy  
13) No One Came  
14) Don Airey Solo  
15) Perfect Strangers  
16) Space Truckin’  
17) Smoke On The Water

Eric Clapton's 'Pilgrim' Album To Be Release on Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD

“An Inspiring Masterpiece From The Guitar God - an essential to the Clapton library!”

Camarillo, CA – Adding to the series of Eric Clapton reissues, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity will be releasing Clapton's 1998 album 'Pilgrim' on Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD! From the song titles “River of Tears,” “Broken Hearted,” “Going Down Slow,” “Sick and Tired” on down, 'Pilgrim' is the musical journal of an artist who has wandered into some dark places and come back the wiser for his troubles. 1998's 'Pilgrim' is the 13th studio album by Eric Clapton, it was his first album of original material since 1989's 'Journeyman' (also recently reissued on Hybrid SACD by Audio Fidelity).

The album is an intriguing musical tableau that experiments with drum machines and synthesized dashes of electronica and an inventive use of strings, performed by the London Session Orchestra, reminiscent of old-school R&B. There is wonderful, graceful guitar work throughout 'Pilgrim', Clapton provides some great hooks and emotional melodies. The best songs on this eloquent album of orchestrated blues meditations express a choked-up grief and despair. The songwriting is the standout feature of this album. Clapton wrote in his autobiography that he wanted to make the “saddest album.” He wrote or co-wrote every song except “Born in Time,” an overlooked Bob Dylan tune, and “Going Down Slow,” a classic blues written by St. Louis Jimmy. In two songs, “My Father's Eyes” and “Circus,” Clapton alludes to the tragic death of his 4-year-old son. The songs are very moving with more complicated melodies and in depth lyrics. Clapton's emphasis is placed on the entire arrangement instead of being built around a jam session.

Eric's voice has never sounded better, his singing is raw and passionate, much of the music is informed by smooth R&B textures. On the album's sizzling title track, he evokes some of the soulful eloquence of the great Curtis Mayfield. Clapton's vocals are among the most convincing of his career. 'Pilgrim' is an atmospheric album whose mood is mostly melancholy. Unbearable loss and yearning are the central themes of 'Pilgrim', and with its heartbeat bass lines, melodic, meditative guitar figures and heartbreaking lyrics, it offers moments of pure beauty.

“...another evolutionary step from an always rebellious and ever-changing artist.”

The album produced multi-platinum sales and appeared on the year-end Top 100 lists of countries all around the world.

Tracks
1. My Father's Eyes
2. River of Tears
3. Pilgrim
4. Broken Hearted
5. One Chance
6. Circus
7. Going Down Slow
8. Fall Like Rain
9. Born in Time
10. Sick and Tired
11. Needs His Woman
12. She's Gone
13. You Were There
14. Inside of Me

Mastered by Steve Hoffman at Marsh Mastering

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/

MOTÖRHEAD’S MOTÖRBOAT ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF METAL ALLEGIANCE ALL-STAR BAND FEATURING PHILIP ANSELMO, JOEY BELLADONNA, CHUCK BILLY, CHRIS BRODERICK, JON DONAIS, SCOTT IAN, MARK ZAVON, FRANK BELLO, REX BROWN, DAVID ELLEFSON,  CHARLIE BENANTE AND MIKE PORTNOY

MEGADETH WITHDRAWS FROM LINEUP DUE TO MEDICAL ISSUE

 ‘THE LOUDEST BOAT IN THE WORLD’ SAILS FROM MIAMI TO KEY WEST AND COZUMEL SEPTEMBER 22-26 ONBOARD CARNIVAL ECSTASY

Motörhead’s Motörboat regrets to announce that thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth have been forced to withdraw from the September 22-26 cruise due to medical reasons. Heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance – including Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick – has been added to the Motörhead’s Motörboat music lineup.

Metal Allegiance promises Motörboaters the rare opportunity to see a diverse group of metal legends interacting and performing together on the same stage. Singers Philip Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), and Chuck Billy (Testament), guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Mark Zavon (Kill Devil Hill), bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, ex-Pantera) and David Ellefson (Megadeth), and drummers Charlie Benante (Anthrax) andMike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater) will put their spin on a scorching set of heavy metal’s most influential and recognizable songs. For more details on Metal Allegiance, visit:

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Megadeth issued the following statement about their unfortunate cancellation: “Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor’s strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has cancelled all performances for the next 8 weeks. With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadeth expects to return to the road and will see their fans soon!”

“You can’t replace a band like Megadeth, who have done so much to change the landscape of heavy music over the past 30 years. We wish Dave Mustaine all the best in his recovery,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment. “But we’re excited that Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick will still be joining us. The whole reason to do these music cruises is to give fans an experience that they can’t get anywhere else – and bringing Metal Allegiance onboard with metal’s most loyal fans fits that bill.”

Megadeth’s David Ellefson comments, "I'm really looking forward to being together with our friends and fans on Motörboat. Metal Allegiance is a great way to continue our brotherhood of all things metal." 

"I always love getting together with my brothers and throwing down. The Allegiance jam is sure to be the best jam I've been involved with yet," says Philip Anselmo.

Rex Brown of Kill Devil Hill says, "We have jammed at some big metal events in the past, but Metal Allegiance is gonna blow EVERYONE on the Motörboat cruise right out of the water!!! Let her rip!"

Mike Portnoy agrees: "I've been honored to have been part of some previous metal jams over the years and there's something very special and (Goddamn) electric that happens when you put this group of guys together in a room or on a stage. Myself and my brothers in metal on the Motörboat are metal lovers through and through and we love to get together to jam, have fun and pay tribute to the music that we all love so much."

The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West , Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” will feature Motörhead, Anthrax, Metal Allegiance, Testament, Down, High On Fire, Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and Cilver, as well as a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

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U2's New Album Won't Make The Grammys or Billboard Chart
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U2 are experiencing the pains of being ahead of the curve. After the release Tuesday (Sept. 9) of a new album, Songs of Innocence, for free via iTunes and during the worldwide event at when the iPhone 6, iWatch and a new Apple Pay system were revealed, they are now facing some consequences from the business side of the music industry.

Billboard reports that their new album will not be eligible for consideration for the 57th GRAMMY Awards. The Recording Academy only considers albums released before Sept. 30, 2014, for that particular year, and due to the freely available nature of this album ahead of its commercial release date of Oct. 14 will not be considering it. The Academy feels it does meet the qualifications for consideration in the 58th ceremony, however.

"All entries - singles, tracks, albums - must be commercially released, nationally distributed and available from any date within the eligibility period," a representative for the GRAMMYs told Billboard. The trick there is the phrase "commercially released" - giving it away for free with a future commercial release date apparently doesn't count for the GRAMMYs.

Additionally Billboard revealed that, much like Jay Z's Magna Carta giveaway with Samsung, U2's free album will not count toward the Billboard 200 albums chart until October. More details here.

Queensryche Working On New Music
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Queensryche are working on material for their second album with frontman Todd La Torre, with a view to releasing it early next year. And drummer Scott Rockenfield says they want to be the band fans "know and love" on their 15th studio outing.

He tells Billboard: "We have a bunch of new material we've been working on for the last two years since we rolled in with Todd - stuff we've been digging deep and working on longer than just the last few months.

"There's even stuff that's been in our brains for as long as we've been musicians." He hasn't put a timeframe on the project but adds: "It will be some time in the next few months. We'll have a record out some time in early 2015."

The Kinks Launching Massive Reissue Campaign
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Like Led Zeppelin and Smashing Pumpkins, the Kinks are about to undergo a massive archival campaign. A whopping 16 of their albums have been remastered for digital release and are available now after Legacy Recordings gained the North American rights to the catalog of RCA and Arista albums between 1971 and 1985 - and they have two extensive physical reissues on the way.

The Essential Kinks, out Oct. 14, marks the first time the English rock band have released career-spanning album. Fittingly, they went all out for it, even tapping David Bowie for the liner notes.

"I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like," Bowie writes in the notes. "Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love 'em. The world loves 'em."

The Kinks are also releasing an expanded CD/DVD deluxe edition of Muswell Hillbillies, Legacy Edition, which includes the 1971 album remastered from original analog tapes in full plus nine bonus tracks. more details here.

Sweet Lynch Release 9/11 Tribute Song Lyric Video
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Sweet Lynch have released a lyric video for their track September. The song is a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on America and is set to feature on the supergroup's debut album, due out through Frontiers Records in 2015.

Sweet Lynch features singer/guitarist Michael Sweet of Stryper, Dokken and Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch, former Megadeth bass player James LoMenzo and one-time Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy.

Sweet previously described the album as "an incredible combination of classic 70s and 80s" rock. You can watch the new September lyric video right here.

Robert Plant Releases Rainbow Video
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Robert Plant has released the official music video for the song "Rainbow", the lead single from his newly-released album, "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar."

The Led Zeppelin singer recorded the project with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath, UK.

Later this month, Plant will launch the new record with a 7-date theatre tour of North America; he'll play three shows in New York starting September 25th, before hitting Toronto, Chicago and Denver, wrapping the run up in Los Angeles on October 7th.

Watch the video here.

Richie Sambora and Orianthi To Help Honor Star Wars' Carrie Fisher
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Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora and acclaimed guitarist Orianthi are set to perform at The Midnight Mission's Golden Heart Awards Gala honoring Star Wars star Carrie Fisher.

We were sent over these details: The event will take place on Tuesday, September 30th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and local radio station radio Gary Moore (KLOS) will provide the evening's entertainment.

The evening commemorates The Midnight's 100-year anniversary and recognizes its 2014 award recipients including famed actress Carrie Fisher, Arlene Van Dyke, renowned make-up artist and wife of entertainer and 2005 Golden Heart honoree Dick Van Dyke and Denise Salazar, Richie Sambora's longtime executive assistant for their noted contributions.

All will be recognized for their substantial contributions to The Midnight, as well as their personal advocacy on behalf of Los Angeles' neediest population.

Find more details and ticket information here.

Led Zeppelin To Fight 'Stairway To Heaven' Lawsuit
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Led Zeppelin have hired prominent entertainment lawyer Helene Freeman to represent them in a lawsuit that claims the band plagiarized portions of their iconic 1971 anthem, "Stairway To Heaven."

Business Week reports Freeman has previously done work for boy band NSYNC, singer Diana Ross and corporate clients that include record distributors and advertising agencies.

The lawsuit, brought by the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California and members of the band, claims the acoustic introduction to "Stairway" was lifted from their 1968 instrumental, "Taurus."

The two bands crossed paths during Zeppelin's first US tour, which saw the future rock legends open for Vanilla Fudge and Spirit, and that's where the Los Angeles band claims Jimmy Page was exposed to "Taurus."

JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES - LIVE IN CONCERT ON STAGEIT
FIRST EVER WORLD-WIDE WEBCAST PERFORMANCE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE

HOSTED BY CHRIS BRODERICK OF MEGADETH
Tickets On sale September 18, 2014

Kick off the Halloween season, October 18th as John 5 and The Creatures lead you by the hand down the dark corridors of John 5’s mind and into the nightmarish world of the creatures. This is John 5’s first-ever live solo concert, bringing his twisted musical visions to life as he performs songs spanning his entire solo career including live performances of tracks from his new studio album Careful With That Axe, released August 12th through 60 Cycle Hum.

This once in a life-time LIVE online video concert is hosted by metal-shredder, Chris Broderick of Megadeth - LiveCast Entertainment, in association with Fender Guitar, Boss Electronics and Dean Markley Strings, are the proud sponsors – John 5 and The Creatures feature John 5 (guitar), Rodger Carter (drums) and Larry "Bones" Dennison (Dio, Tony MacAlpine, Lita Ford) on bass.

This live online experience allows the audience personal time with John 5 in an in-depth Q&A in real-time, which Chris Broderick will moderate. The audience will also have a chance to win unique giveaways throughout the show for the Top 13 supporters, including a signed John 5 Squire Telecaster, several signed BOSS pedals and other cool signed gifts.

This event will be broadcast online only, on October 18, 2014, across three time zones; The Americas at 7:00pm (PST); Europe at 7:00pm (BST); and the Pacific Rim at 7:00pm (HKT). This pay-per-view event goes on sale September 18, 2014. The tickets are not to a brick & mortar venue, but to a crazy online experience you will only get here, this night only – This will not be archived for later viewing so get your tickets before it sells out - Details can be found at www.john-5.com.

BILLY IDOL PARTNERS WITH BILLBOARD.COM TO PREMIERE FIRST EPISODE OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES WEB SERIES FOR NEW ALBUM ‘KINGS  & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’
ALBUM OUT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
CURRENT SINGLE “CAN’T BREAK ME DOWN” OUT NOW

BILLY IDOL has partnered with Billboard.com to premiere the first episode of the behind-the-scenes web series for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND. Due out October 21 on IDOL's own BFI Records via Kobalt Label Services, it marks his first new album in almost a decade.

Watch the revealing “Billy Idol - Kings & Queens Of The Underground - Episode #1” here: http://bit.ly/1uiBKbY Pre-order now on iTunes and instantly download the first single "Can't Break Me Down" here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes. Pre-order also available on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz.

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down,”  now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions.
The album will arrive close to the release of BILLY IDOL’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of October 7.

About BILLY IDOL:
From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad, aka BILLY IDOL, has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades.  His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trend.  Born in 1955 in Stanmore, North London, IDOL spent several formative years living on Long Island, NY as a child before returning to the UK and emerging as a central figure of the British punk movement.  As part of the infamous Bromley Contingent and a fan of the Sex Pistols, IDOL was inspired to front the pioneering British punk band Generation X from 1976 until the band’s split in 1981. Determined to break through in America, IDOL hooked up with guitar genius Steve Stevens and a crucial musical partnership was forged. IDOL created some of rock’s most enduring anthems including “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Hot In the City,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Cradle of Love,” among others.  BILLY IDOL is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.
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Aerosmith Pump, Second Jewel In Comeback Triple Crown, Turns 25, InTheStudio 

Dallas, TX - September 9, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands pumps up the volume with the 25th anniversary of Aerosmith’s 1989 mega selling album Pump

A three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, Pump delivered Aerosmith’s deepest well of songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date, courtesy of the late Bruce Fairbairn. 

It’s blazing energy and cinematic presentation combined with unforgettable songs make Pump one of Aerosmith’s biggest sellers (over 7+ million), producing three Top 10 hits “Janie’s Got A Gun”, “Love In An Elevator”, “What It Takes” and delivering the band its first Grammy Award. 

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard how protective the band is with the creative process in the studio.                                                   

“A guy came in while we were recording, rehearsing this album, doing pre-production and he mentions, “Well you gotta have an “Angel”, you gotta have a “Dude”, and we threw him out... When you look at it like that it becomes a business thing, plus it can tend to scare you half to death.” 

AEROSMITH Pump /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 

http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/aerosmith-pump-25th-anniversary-steven-tyler-joe-perry-tom-hamilton-brad-whitford-joey/

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: HYPERLINK “http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations

Direct Link to AEROSMITH website: HYPERLINK  “http://www.aerosmith.com

Direct Link to InTheStudio website: HYPERLINK “http://www.inthestudio.net

RED ZONE RIDER: NEW GROUP FEATURING GUITARIST VINNIE MOORE TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

• Vinnie Moore - (Solo Artist, Alice Cooper, UFO)
• Kelly Keeling - (Baton Rouge, MSG, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
• Scot Coogan- (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley, Brides Of Destruction)

Imagine tuning into your favorite Album Oriented Rock (AOR)  radio station in 1975 and hearing tracks by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Free, Mountain, Grand Funk and other heavy rockers of the day. That era will always be considered The Golden Age of Rock Radio and The Golden Age of hard rockin' bands many of whom still are touring 40 years later.

Red Zone Rider (RZR) has captured the sound and the feeling of music that not only defined an era but became the template for all heavy rock styles since then.

Vinnie Moore burst onto the music scene in the mid-80's becoming one of a handful of guitar greats to have survived the sea change in rock during the '90's. Vinnie was first recognized by his melodic approach to neo-classical shredding. As the years went on, Vinnie's versatility became well known as he pursued his solo career and branched off to become a hired gun for such iconic bands as Alice Cooper and UFO.

Vinnie's membership in the world of guitar heroes began almost 30 years ago. He was first recognized as one of the first guitar phenoms of the mid-'80's. But his ability to play with feeling and attention to melody has separated him from the pack of Uber-technical string-bending wizards.

Kelly Keeling has long been a “go-to” lead vocalist for big name artists such as George Lynch, MSG, King Kobra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, etc. Equally adept at keyboards, bass and fretless bass, Kelly was totally thrilled with the opportunity to work with other world class musicians in a genre that is right in his wheelhouse.

Scot Coogan is best known for his drum work with Lita Ford, Ace Frehley, Brides Of Destruction and many more. Coogan has been performing with the Blue Man Group during their Las Vegas residency. Scot is also a very strong vocalist and can be heard on Red Zone Rider album.

Red Zone Rider looks to be a band that will make a significant impact in 2014. Solid songwriting, excellent instrumentation and vocals powered by inventive and locked-in drumming will put RZR in the cross hairs of lovers of hard rock, classic rock and blues rock. This music is as relevant today as it would have been in 1975. Red Zone Rider will take listeners on a musical journey spanning, at least, 4 decades. Maybe more. But, that's OK. In fact, it's more than OK.

U2 Giving Away New Album 'Songs Of Innocence' on iTunes
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U2 issued their new album, "Songs Of Innocence", for free on Tuesday to more than a half a billion iTunes customers. News of the band's first release in five years came during Apple's launch of the company's iPhone 6, where the Irish rockers performed the lead single, "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)."

To download the album, simply go to the Music app on your iOS device, or to your iTunes music library on your Mac or PC, and find "Songs of Innocence" under the artist or album tab. The new album is in iCloud; just tap the track listing to start listening or tap the cloud icon to download.

"Songs Of Innocence" was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and is produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. 

KISS, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan Lead Paul McCartney Tribute
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Paul McCartney is getting the royal treatment from his fellow musicians in a new covers compilation that spans the former Beatle's time with the Fab Four and Wings, along with his solo career.

As Rolling Stone points out, the 34-track album (42 tracks if you get the bonus edition) is filled with well-known songwriters including Bob Dylan covering The Beatles' "Things We Said Today," Smokey Robinson singing the McCartney solo track "So Bad," Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees doing The Beatles' "When I'm 64," and Billy Joel, taking on two songs, "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Live and Let Die."

The comp also features covers from the likes of Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, The Who's Roger Daltrey, B.B. King, Heart, Chrissie Hynde and KISS. This is certainly the kind of rock music Gene Simmons likes.

The record also features The Cure putting their own spin on The Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye," with Paul's son, James. Check out the tracklist for the covers album, out Nov. 18 in the U.S.

Robert Plant Wants To Record With Jack White
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Robert Plant has worked with one of the greatest guitar gods of all time in Jimmy Page as part of Led Zeppelin. But would he work with one of the players carrying Page's torch and leading the guitar-driven charge in the modern era, if the possibility arose? Yeah, maybe.

In Plant's scheduled Facebook chat on Tuesday (Sept. 9), the Zeppelin frontman was asked if he had considered working with Jack White in the future. "I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons," he responded. "I'd be happy to make a single with him."

In fact, he added that he'll be in Nashville this week - and has a song in mind. "I'd like to do a track called 'Love Me' which was originally recorded by The Phantom," he continued. "In fact, I'm going to Nashville on Sunday and can do it on Monday morning! I've got lunch with Alison Krauss at 2pm and cocktails with Patty Griffin at 8pm."

But that might not happen. Find out why here.

New David Bowie Collection To Feature New Music
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A new David Bowie collection, "Nothing Has Changed", will present material from the music icon's 50-year career and include new songs alongside unreleased tracks and greatest hits.

Due November 18, the compilation features Bowie's first new music since "The Next Day", the 2013 release that marked the singer's first album in a decade.

"Nothing Has Changed" will be introduced by the lead single, "Sue (or In A Season Of Crime)", which will be released as a digital download the same day as the album and as a Record Store Day exclusive 10" single on November 28th.

The set also features the previously unreleased track, "Let Me Sleep Beside You", from the "Toy" sessions; the download-only "Your Turn To Drive" will make its debut on CD alongside the 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake, "Shadow Man."

More details including the tracklisting here.

Chris Jericho Slams The Rock Hall
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Chris Jericho says he was disappointed more wasn't done to celebrate Kiss' induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The original Kiss members were inducted earlier this year but refused to play as mainman Gene Simmons thought it would be disrespectful to current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

But the WWE star and Fozzy frontman says even if the original lineup didn't want to perform, something should have been put on for the fans. Jericho tells Loudwire: "It was a drag they didn't play, but inter-band politics are a strange thing. I just thought overall somebody should have played, put together an all-star band and play a couple of Kiss tunes."

Jericho is also critical of the Hall, saying Deep Purple should be in and that if past and present members of the E-Street Band can be inducted, so should former Kiss members including guitarist Bruce Kulick.

He continues: "The three bands that were omissions were Rush, Kiss and Deep Purple. Now two of them are in so Deep Purple has to be in - it's the most ridiculous thing if they're not.

"Bruce Kulick isn't in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, although he's sold tens of millions of records with Kiss. But the first E-Street Band drummer that played three gigs in Astbury park is up there."

More with Chris here.

Gary Cherone's Hurtsmile Reveal New Album Details
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Hurtsmile have announced details of their upcoming second album. The band, fronted by former Extreme and Van Halen singer Gary Cherone, launch Retrogrenade on October 7 via the vocalist's own label Slipkid Records.

And the new record, the follow-up to 2011's self-titled debut, has been made possible thanks to a successful crowdfunding drive. Cherone had the following to say:

"The strength of this record is that all the members of the band contributed to the songwriting process which resulted in a wonderfully creative diversity. This second effort has been a natural progression and we've yet to repeat ourselves musically."

More details here.

Blues Legend John Mayall Not Ready To Slow Down At 80
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John Mayall isn't slowing down at the age of 80 - and he's enjoying every moment of his current tour, which includes 59 shows over 64 days. In May he released A Special Life, his first album in five years, and he'll return to the UK for a run of dates from October 17 until November 26. And he insists there's more to come.

Mayall tells Courier.co.uk: "59 dates in 64 days seems like a lot to take on, but that's the way we work. We don't like to have days off if we can help it - this way it keeps the momentum going."

He adds: "I try not to look too far into the future. But this is by no means a farewell tour. I certainly plan to make more records and continue touring." More details including tour dates here.

Aerosmith Immortalized In New Simpsons 25th Anniversary Collection
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Aerosmith are among the stars set to appear as part of a new boutique collection honoring the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association announced the band are included in the next line-up of celebrities as part of The Simpsons exclusive "25 of the Greatest Guest Stars" program.

Due for release in October, the fourth installment of talent in this limited-edition boutique collection includes Buzz Aldrin, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Weird Al, and Aerosmith.

The limited-edition boutique collection includes a diverse array of products including figures, collectibles and apparel featuring the animated likenesses of 25 of the most celebrated guest stars as they appeared on the show. This is the first time in The Simpsons' 25-year history that merchandise has been designed around celebrity guest stars.

See a photo of the Aerosmith figures and read more here.

The Zombies Crowdfunding New Album
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Veteran rockers The Zombies are recording a new album - and they want fans to get involved. The group, led by Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, released Breathe Out, Breathe In in 2011 and plans are in place for the follow-up.

And they're offering fans exclusive access to the recording process if they pledge cash to their crowdfunding campaign. Argent says on their PledgeMusic page: "One thing that's always been incredibly important to us is the creation of new music. We've done this for so many years and it still gives us the same buzz. But what present day technology enables us to do is share this process with you guys.

"This has never been available before and we would love to take you on this journey with us and let you have bits and pieces from the studio, some snips of new tracks as we lay them down - give you access to all sorts of things which are not available to anybody else outside of the pledge campaign." More details here.

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Foghat Contest-Win a Guitar & Help our Wounded Warriors

Win a beautiful Autographed 2013 Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013 Vintage Sunburst Guitar with case! 

Enter our Boogie Train Contest to help some of our Wounded Warriors have a day of fishing and relaxation! We have heard that the smiles on their faces after a day of fishing is just so worth it!  We wanted to make a difference for a few, so c'mon and help out.  ONLY 99 CENTS TO ENTER!!!  And we can all afford that!

To qualify you must either make a donation directly to FISHING FOR FREEDOM  (Any amount from $1 to $1million)  or download our "Boogie Train" single or ANY Foghat song from our Music Page (only 99 cents!). You can also buy any item from our Merchandise page and all profits will be donated to Fishing for Freedom through Oct 30, 2014.

100% of these proceeds will be donated!

THEN SEND AN EMAIL TO contest@foghat.net WITH THE SUBJECT LINE 'WE DONATED' OR 'WE DOWNLOADED' and you are entered!

About Fishing for Freedom:

Fishing for Freedom invites American Warriors out for a weekend of camaraderie and outdoor recreation. Fishing for Freedom is a celebration of the freedoms we love with those who provide them for us. It is an opportunity to spend a day on the lake with some of the best bass anglers in the country. Fishing for Freedom brings together warriors with volunteers boaters for a day of tournament bass fishing in a relaxed fun filled celebration of the outdoors. This event is made possible by volunteers and paid for by local and corporate sponsors and private donations. All warrior participants will receive a pack of tackle donated by our sponsors and top finishers will receive trophies for their accomplishments. Dinner Saturday night, Breakfast Sunday morning, and BBQ lunch after the weigh-in Sunday will all be provided. Lodging for warriors on Saturday and Sunday nights will be provided.

About the Contest:

Chief Warrant Officer Tom Mix is the man behind the lyrics of our single 'Boogie Train'. He won 2nd place in a contest we held last year asking fans to add lyrics to our one and only all-instrumental tune, '495 Boogie'  from our 2010 CD, ‘LAST TRAIN HOME'. .

 As stated by Roger Earl “We decided to donate the proceeds of this digital single to a Wounded Warrior cause as a thank you to the great men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. We asked Tom what he thought, and since he is an avid fisherman and so am I, he came up with ‘Fishing for Freedom’. Tom generously donated this guitar to help raise money for  'Fishing For Freedom'. 100% of all proceeds from this contest will go directly to this cause. Contest ends October 30th 2014. Good luck!!  So come on people...Help out! 

Thanks! If you would like to contact us, please feel free!  Our email address is boogie@foghat.net.

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Van Halen Split Explained
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Bassist Michael Anthony is revisiting his split from Van Halen in a new interview with Eddie Trunk and reveals he hasn't spoken with the Van Halen brothers in a decade.

Anthony was famously removed from the Van Halen lineup by guitarist Eddie Van Halen sometime in 2002 because he remained friendly with Sammy Hagar after his stint in the band. "I think it was actually when Sammy asked me to come out and guest at some shows when he did the Hagar-Roth tour [in 2002]," Anthony tells Eddie Trunk. "I don't think that sat too well with some people. [Laughs] And it was really odd, because I thought that I'd be out there… Sammy asked me, 'Hey, you wanna come out and maybe jam a couple of Van Halen tunes?' whatever. Not do the whole tour, but just do a few shows. And I thought, 'God, that'll be great. I'll go out there and I'll wave the VH flag high. And I'll also let people know that I'm not dead, that I'm still around. And, unfortunately, Eddie didn't see it that way."

"What actually happened was I hadn't really decided to do it, and Eddie and Alex [Van Halen] knew about it, and Eddie called me," he continued. "And I really don't wanna get into that conversation, but to put it in a nutshell, he didn't want me to be a part of that circus. But then Van Halen wasn't doing anything, and I was just so frustrated because I was tired of sitting home on my hands. My wife wanted me out of the house, 'cause I was driving her nuts also. [Laughs] But I just wanted to get out and play. And I thought, you know, it's, like… OK, he's not in the band, but it's, like… I don't know… I guess it was more of, like, 'You're with us or you're not. You're in or you're out.' There's no area… It's cut and dried. And what happened was [Eddie] actually kind of backed me up against the wall and he gave me an ultimatum: Are you gonna go out and you're gonna play this or whatever?' And it really upset me; he pissed me off. And I said, 'I'm gonna go out and play.' And that was kind of the end of that conversation. Then I got a call back from Alex about a half hour later saying, 'Oh, well, you know Ed. You know how Ed is. He's like that,' or whatever. And at that point, I was just, like, 'You know what?! I'm…' As much as I love those guys and the band and whatever, we had just all of a sudden been through so much, after Sammy was out of the band, and I think all of the drama with Gary [Cherone] and whatever, I wanted to get out and play. So I don't know if you would call that me quitting the band or just…? I was backed up against the wall. And I wanted to get out and play."

The bassist tells Trunk that he has had no contact with the Van Halen brothers in the past decade. "You know what?! The last time that I actually spoke to either one of 'em was the last show of our 2004 tour," says Anthony. "And it's really sad too. I've heard from different people… I know a lot of people that work with them, like the crew guys and stuff like that. So I always hear stuff from them." More with Anthony here.

ZODIAC IS BACK!  NEW ALBUM DROPS SEPT 30th!

Prolific German rockers ZODIAC – whose infectious mix of blues and classic rock has been lauded by Revolver Magazine as a “nod to ’70's riff-lords from Deep Purple to Zeppelin” — will issue “Sonic Child,” their third full-length release in just 28 months, in North America on Sept. 30. The follow-up to 2013's acclaimed “A Hiding Place” (named “album of the month” by Rock Hard late last year) was once again recorded at Megaphon Tonstudios with producer Martin Meinschafer.
Featuring enticing cover art by Sebastian Jerke (Audrey Horne, Long Distance Calling), seen below. The band commented, “The idea behind it is actually very simple: As a child, you hear music in its purest form. You do this without caring about a certain image, without looking at the band pictures, without thinking about fancy clothes or any other parameters; you just listen to the music and create your own vision of it. Nowadays, it seems for many bands that music isn’t the most important element anymore. That’s why we wrote a concept album about the love for music in general. It is our ‘Sonic Child,’ and we hope you’ll cherish it as much as we do".
Formed in 2010 when Long Distance Calling drummer Janosch Rathmer and guitar wizard Nick Van Delft teamed with Rocketchief member Stephen Gall (guitars), ZODIAC have toured Europe with the likes of Spiritual Beggars, The Sword and Graveyard.

 

FLYLEAF PARTNER WITH YAHOO! MUSIC TO PREMIERE THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘BETWEEN THE STARS’ SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS 

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FALL TOUR SET TO KICK OFF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS

FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—have partnered with Yahoo! Music to exclusively premiere the band’s fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, out September 16 via Loud & Proud Records. You can listen HERE. FLYLEAF recorded the album—12 songs rooted in powerful vocal melodies, driving bass and drums along with bold guitar work that create a heavy, hypnotic soundscape throughout—in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). BETWEEN THE STARS is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

KRISTEN MAY tells Yahoo!, "we explored the idea of the attraction or magnetism you can feel with someone you love; how incredibly powerful that force of nature can be. Even if you're apart, you still feel them as if they are right by your side. They can fill up the dark parts in you. They remind you why you're living, make you happier than anyone else and inspire you with a glance. It's pretty incredible when you realize the power we have to love and be loved as humans and how we can feel so drawn or attracted to that object of our affection. It's a gift." SAMEER BHATTACHARYA adds, “the creation of Between The Stars was exhilarating and emotional. We delved uninhibited into the music and lyrics realizing the awesome empowerment and releasing the heavy burdens that lie hidden in deep corners of our hearts.”

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—recently announced their national fall tour which will launch Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on-sale now. For the full tour itinerary and more information including where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

The music video for the album’s first single “Set Me On Fire”—directed by Noel Maitland (Speechless, Kings of Summer) and shot in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Los Angeles—recently premiered on Billboard.com along with a Q&A you can read HERE. Watch the video for “Set Me On Fire” HERE.

EARLY PRAISE FOR BETWEEN THE STARS

“Flyleaf enter a new stratosphere altogether with their majestic fourth full-length offering Between the Stars. It’s heavy at all the right moments, but the songwriting advances light years, yielding some of the band’s biggest anthems to date. Moreover, the instrumentation stands out as eloquently spacey and soaring, bringing a robust energy to each musical moment. Kristen May also delivers an undeniably powerful, passionate, and poetic performance throughout. Go Between The Stars with Flyleaf—it’s precisely where hard rock should be heading.”

--Rick Florino, ARTIST DIRECT, September 4, 2014

“…more than an alternative album, Between The Stars takes you on a sonic journey. One that tastefully fuses a heavy, hypnotic landscape with infectious pop melody.”

--James Wood, AXS.COM, August 27, 2014

“It is quite apparent when listening to the new album that a lot of heart and soul went into its’ creation. Flyleaf truly let it all out with this album and out of the 12 songs that make up Between The Stars it was difficult to find one that wasn’t up to speed… songs such as ‘Thread’, ‘City Kids’, and the albums closer ‘Home’ truly showcase May’s ability as a singer. Her vocals echo so much emotion that the listener can literally feel the music when listening…the band has the uncanny ability to create a hard and heavy album without losing a certain level of pop sensibility that is just astounding…on Between The Stars there is sure to be a track (or more) that connects emotionally with the listener and the band has done a phenomenal job with their latest effort.”

            --Kristyn Clarke, UNSKINNYPOP.COM, September 4, 2014

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EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE GENESIS THREE SIDES LIVE  ~FIRST EVER RELEASE ON BLU-RAY, STANDALONE DVD~ ~FULLY RESTORED FROM ORIGINAL 16MM FILM~
OUT NOVEMBER 4, 2014

On November 4, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Three Sides Live by Genesis.  This is a simultaneous release on DVD and Blu-ray [Pre-book Order Date October 10, MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray]. Eagle Rock is delighted to make this concert film available for the first time as a standalone DVD and for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Three Sides Live includes the hits “Turn It On Again,” “Misunderstanding,” “No Reply At All,” “Abacab,” “Man On The Corner,” and more.

Three Sides Live was filmed in November 1981 on the “Abacab” tour in North America and was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007. Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. The show focuses on tracks from the Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are intercut with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the band members.

 As always with Genesis, the show is visually stunning and it captures the band in their transition from their progressive days in the seventies through to the hugely successful pop/rock act they became from the mid-eighties onwards. The line-up on Three Sides Live features Tony Banks (keyboards, backing vocals); Phil Collins (drums, lead vocals); Mike Rutherford (guitar, bass, backing vocals) with Daryl Stuermer (guitar, bass) and Chester Thompson (drums).

Genesis have always been great live performers and Three Sides Live is a great addition to any fans collection.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.

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TRACK LISTING
1) Behind The Lines  
2) Duchess 
3) Misunderstanding 
4) Dodo / Lurker  
5) Abacab  
6) No Reply At All  
7) Who Dunnit?  
8) Medley: In The Cage / The Cinema Show  / The Colony Of Slippermen  
9) Afterglow  
10) Me & Sarah Jane  
11) Man On The Corner 
12) Turn It On Again

Bruce Springsteen Bitten By Acting Bug?
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Has Bruce Springsteen been bitten by the acting bug? Last week, Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reported a rumor that Steven Van Zandt has roped in a pair of his buddies to play roles on his Netflix series Lilyhammer. His Sopranos co-star, Tony Sirico, will join the upcoming third season in a recurring role, and Springsteen will be making a guest appearance.

"In episodes filmed in New York," Andreeva writes in the report, "I hear Sirico plays a priest, while Springsteen has been tapped to play the owner of a mortuary."

This would be one of a few Springsteen acting performances. Most well known was his half-minute cameo in 2000's High Fidelity. In that scene, he played himself, as a figment of Rob Gordon's imagination, giving Rob advice about his "top five" exes. (Gordon was played by John Cusack).

Marshall Tucker Band Releasing Live Album From Famed Show
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Southern rockers the Marshall Tucker Band are set to release a recording of one of their most famous gigs. Live From Englishtown was recorded at Raceway Park, New Jersey on September 3, 1977 in front of 150,000 people.

The show came on the back of their Carolina Dreams album, which spawned Heard It In A Love Song, which became their highest-charting single, reaching No.14 in the US. Now they will release a CD of the concert on September 30.

And while the quality of the audio isn't perfect, frontman Doug Gray says they wanted to release it to mark the occasion and give fans a trip down memory lane.

He says: "The Englishtown concert was one of the largest shows in the history of the Marshall Tucker Band. This album was made from a copy of the original 37-year-old recording. Although the audio quality isn't perfect, we wanted to make it commercially available to our fans."

Billy Idol Reveals Book Signing Tour Details
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Billy Idol will publish his self-written memoir, "Dancing With Myself", on October 7, and the rocker has just announced a series of dates for a book-signing tour to launch the project.

Idol will be appearing for in-store autograph sessions in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles and Tempe, Arizona in the first week of the book's release.

"Dancing With Myself" is billed as delivering a brutally honest account of Idol's journey to fame - from his early days as frontman of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to his international solo career.

Two weeks after the book hits shelves, Idol will release his first new album in almost a decade, "Kings & Queens Of The Undergound", on October 21. Check out the dates here.

Poison May Return Next Year
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Poison drummer Rikki Rockett says he's grateful to be able to make a living in the modern music industry. And he reports the band are considering hitting the road in 2015 for their first tour in several years.

His comments come after Kiss star Gene Simmons became the latest big name to claim the rock scene was dying. Rockett tells Iron City Rocks: "I feel very blessed to be an older rock guy able to get out there and play, and make a living at this. I consider it to be an awesome thing.

Poison have only played together recently at private events. "They're fun and they pay very well," Rockett says. "It gives us a chance to get together and play. But they're the only shows Poison is doing this year. A few things are being thrown around by our management for next spring. We'll have to see."

More about from Rikki about making it in today's music business here.

Bernie Torme Returning With New Double Album
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Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme has confirmed the launch of Flowers & Dirt, his first solo album in 15 years - and it's a double-length release.

It was recorded after he secured more than four times the backing he needed in a Pledge campaign. Supporters have already heard the finished work. Torme recently told TeamRock:

"I wanted to do an album now because it's been so f***ing long since the last one. Admittedly there were three Guy McCoy Torme records in between, but even the last of those was a while ago.

"I've got some really cool tracks: rockers, cosmic stuff, bluesy things. Stuff I really like to play. The Pledge thing is just brilliant - there's no Mister Man telling you what you 'ought' to be doing."

More details here.

T. Rex Vinyl Box Set Coming This Fall
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An eight-disc vinyl box set of T. Rex's albums will go on sale in November. T. Rex: The Vinyl Collection features all eight of the band's albums, starting with 1970's T. Rex and ending with 1977 album Dandy In The Underworld, and will be released via Edsel on November 3.

Two versions of the box set will be launched: A standard 180g black vinyl collection and a limited edition coloured vinyl compilation, which is limited to 500 units worldwide.

A CD version will also be released, featuring all eight studio albums plus two bonus discs of singles and non-album tracks. Check out more details for the box set here.

Savatage's Chris Caffery Hopes To Release Birthday Song Today
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Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Chris Caffery hopes to release his new single on his birthday this week. He says he is working on the track titled My Light and hopes to release it on his Bandcamp page today (Tuesday) on the day he turns 47.

He says in a statement: "I still have a bit of work to do on my new single but I'm hoping to have it ready by my birthday on September 9. I want to do exactly what I did last year, which is to give it as a present to my friends on that day. I have some lead vocals and guitar work left before I can mix." Caffery also released the artwork for the single, which he composed himself - a project he says he had fun on.He continues: "I did the cover when I returned home from the Bowers Pepperfest. I enjoy doing the covers for these singles. For my new album, I will hire an artist. However, the last few singles I released I had fun putting some meanings from the individual songs into their digital release covers." More here.

Roger Waters Premieres The Wall Documentary At Film Festival
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Roger Waters was on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday to premiere "Roger Waters: The Wall", a documentary shot during the former Pink Floyd member's three-year solo tour.

Waters introduced the film at the September 6th event and participated in a Q&A session after the screening. Videos of both appearances have been posted online.

The Wall Live tour brought the famed 1979 Pink Floyd album to arenas and stadiums around the world between 2010 and 2013. Waters played 219 dates that brought in a total of approximately $458 million dollars in box office revenue.

Watch the videos here.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection To Be Released October 28

To celebrate what would have been the 60th birthday of Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990), Legacy/Epic will issue Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection, collecting the trailblazing blues guitarist s most scintillating studio and live works.

The set includes the group’s original four studio albums, five electrifying live releases (including the commercial debut of A Legend In The Making Live At The El Mocambo, a rare Canadian radio promo album) and a double-disc set of killer studio outtakes from throughout SRV’s incredible career, including recordings from previous reissues, box sets and posthumous compilations.

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Gene Simmons Says Rock Was Murdered
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KISS bassist Gene Simmons says in a new Esquire interview that was conducted by his son Nick, that rock is not only dead but he says that it was murdered.

"Don't quit your day job is a good piece of advice," Gene begins. "When I was coming up, it was not an insurmountable mountain. Once you had a record company on your side, they would fund you, and that also meant when you toured they would give you tour support. There was an entire industry to help the next Beatles, Stones, Prince, Hendrix, to prop them up and support them every step of the way. There are still record companies, and it does apply to pop, rap, and country to an extent. But for performers who are also songwriters - the creators - for rock music, for soul, for the blues - it's finally dead. Rock is finally dead."

"I am so sad that the next 15-year-old kid in a garage someplace in Saint Paul, that plugs into his Marshall and wants to turn it up to ten, will not have anywhere near the same opportunity that I did," he continued. "He will most likely, no matter what he does, fail miserably. There is no industry for that anymore. And who is the culprit? There's always the changing tide of interests - music taste changes with each generation. To blame that is silly. That was always the exciting part, after all: 'What's next?'

"But there's something else. The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. And the real culprit is that kid's 15-year-old next-door neighbor, probably a friend of his. Maybe even one of the bandmates he's jamming with. The tragedy is that they seem to have no idea that they just killed their own opportunity - they killed the artists they would have loved. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won't, because it's that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it."

Pantera and Down's Anselmo Hosts New Documentary Series
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Ex-Pantera and current Down frontman Philip Anselmo stars in a new documentary series focusing on the metal scene in New Orleans. NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou is a seven-part series which not only takes a closer look at bands including Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar and Goatwhore, but also examines the city's culture which has shaped the area's sound.

Along with Anselmo, other artists who contribute to the Noisey production include Pepper Keenan, Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Sammy Duet and Mike "IX" Williams.

Noisey say in a statement: "From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound, to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we'll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and the records that helped shape the New Orleans sound the world over."

More including a preview of the series here.

Judas Priest's Rob Halford Disagrees With Former Iron Maiden Singer
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Rob Halford says he's still able to deliver full vocal power on stage - despite recent criticism from Paul Di'Anno. The former Iron Maiden singer last month compared abilities with his Judas Priest counterpart.

Paul Di'Anno made this comparison in an interview, "My voice is actually getting better. I'm hitting notes Rob Halford can't hit any more - and the reason is I don't fuss over it."

Asked if he's still able to pull out all the stops on tour, Halford tells 99.1 WPLR (via Blabbermouth): "I am. I love it so much and I'm just so stoked by standing on stage, 40 years later, still screaming my head off and having the time of my life."

And he says of Priest's latest album Redeemer Of Souls: "We have a track called Halls Of Valhalla and there's a little moment in that song where it breaks down and I do this ungodly, unearthly scream."

Led Zeppelin Insider Has Advice For Aspiring Rock Stars
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Led Zeppelin tour manager Richard Cole has recalled the biggest lesson he learned from band boss Peter Grant. And he believes young artists would benefit from studying the rock icons' approach to their business, which kept rolling despite their fabled backstage behaviour.

He believes the band benefitted from having genuine work experience before finding fame. "Most of us left school in England when we were 15 and went to work," he says. "I was a scaffolder, John Bonham had been a bricklayer, Robert Plant had worked with asphalt on the road.

"Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were session musicians - when they tell you to be there for 10am, you're there. These were coveted jobs so they didn't mess around. So all of us had that work ethic."

That element is missing from young artists' education today, Cole thinks. "The most common thing you hear is, 'I want to be rich and famous.' They think it's an overnight job. It's not - it's a lot of schlepping. In 1968 no one knew how much money there was in the music business. Money wasn't the driver for bands in the early days. I remember being in pubs with the Beatles and they were just happy they were making a living out of music, rather than having to do some mundane job in Liverpool."

Slash Has Found His Band
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Slash says his work with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators is less like a solo project and more akin to a 'band situation'. The guitar icon released his first solo effort in 2010, with different singers taking vocal responsibility on the self-titled album's various tracks.

He tells Chitarre: "It's definitely more of a band situation, and how it relates to me as a solo artist is only just that I present the music and I run the band. But even then, we all do what we want, we all have the same goals and the same desires as far as working together and what the band should be doing and all that kind of stuff.

"So more than anything, I just deal with the mundane, busy work that needs to get done. I present the music to Myles and Myles writes the lyrics, so we have a little bit of a partnership that way."

More including a full interview stream here.

Deep Purple Singer Jams Smoke On The Water With Over 3000 Guitarist
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Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan led thousands of amateur guitarists through the band's signature song, "Smoke On The Water", at the 2014 Guitars On The Beach event in Lyme Regis, UK on Saturday, and video of the performance is available.

The Dorset Echo reports more than 3,300 from all over the country were successful at securing the UK record for the biggest band playing a song together at the same time.

"It was mind-blowing, it exceeded all of our expectations," said organizer Geoff Baker. "So many people turned up and there wasn't a spot on the beach. All of us, and the town, were astonished and everyone was great. Eight boatmen got together and went into the Bay and let off smoke flares, so you have got Ian Gillan and this huge crowd all playing and singing and seeing that. I hope it will become an institution in Lyme."

More including video here.

Late Sex Pistols Star Sid Vicious Featuring In Car Ad
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The late Sid Vicious provides the soundtrack to a new commercial for the Acura TLX. The late Sex Pistols bassist's version of the Frank Sinatra classic, "My Way", is the backdrop to the new ad, one of four used to market the vehicle.

"We're trying to get this thrilling and excitement message across. We want to use music to help convey that," Mike Accavitti, SVP and General Manager of the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co. tells Adweek. "We're going to use it as a means to underscore and emphasize what we're trying to do with the whole brand, which is position it as more youthful."

And while the Vicious track came out in 1978, "it is an edgy interpretation of a classic song that we think aligns very well with what the brand is all about," Accavitti said

Read more and check out the ad here.

Curved Air Ask Fans For Their Bootlegs

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Curved Air have asked fans to own up if they ever bootlegged any concerts - but only so the band can hear them. Sonja Kristina and co want to fill out their recording archive with as many dates as possible. They've published a list of specific shows they're looking for, but they also want to find out about any other tapes that exist.

Curved Air say: "We're not looking to get anyone into trouble - please consider this an amnesty and get in in touch. Many thanks from the members past and present."

Earlier this year the band released North Star, their first album to feature new music since 1976. Original members Kristina and Florian Pilkington-Miksa were rejoined by classic-era guitarist Kirby Gregory for studio sessions alongside Paul Sax, Robert Norton and Chris Harris. Their latest UK tour kicks off at the end of the month.

More details here.

Mick Jagger's James Brown Film Coming To TV
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The new Mick Jagger-produced documentary, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown", is now scheduled to premiere on HBO on Monday, October 27 at 9:00 PM.

Directed by Alex Gibney, the film was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, which opened its archives for the first time. The documentary features rare and never-before-seen footage, interviews and photographs, chronicling the musical ascension of the "hardest working man in show business," from his first hit, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

"We had full access to amazing never-before-seen photos and video from James Brown's estate, which Alex Gibney used brilliantly to tell the story of James' career from its inception through its pinnacle," says Jagger. "We spoke with the extraordinary people who knew James well and worked alongside him throughout his career. By hearing their fascinating stories and memories, we were able to paint the full picture of James as both a musical artist and social activist, whose legacy and impact on the music industry is ever-present."

Geoff Tate Says Farewell To Queensryche With Final Show

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Geoff Tate marked his last gig under the Queensryche name by removing the band's TriRyche symbol from his belt before launching into the final song.

Tate - who will now perform under the name Operation: Mindcrime after settling a long-running dispute with his former Queensryche bandmates - played his final show using the name in Illinois, USA.

And just before the last song of the set, Tate told the crowd: "Hey guess what, this is our last show as Qeeensryche tonight. We can no longer use the name or the TriRyche symbol, so I'm going to cut this from my belt right now." Tate then held up the symbol and said "goodbye."

Pat Benatar “Heats” Up 35 Years Of Hits On InTheStudio.Net

Dallas, TX - Sept 4, 2014.  InTheStudio.Net, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands , celebrates the career of Pat Benatar with an extensive look back at the Eighties’ biggest-selling female rocker on the 35th anniversary of her debut In the Heat of the Night

Pat Benatar, born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski in Brooklyn New York, no doubt inherited her 4 1/2 octave voice from her mother who’d been in the chorus of the New York City opera. But at 19, Pat decided to forgo Julliard and opera and got married.  

Her first big break would come as a cabaret singer at the club Catch a Rising Star, which would lead to a record deal and her first album, 1979’s In The Heat Of The Night.

Pat and her musical director, guitarist/co-writer Neil Giraldo would go on to make ‘80s musical gold, including winning an unprecedented four Grammy Awards in a row for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1982 Pat and Neil would make their professional life personal, marrying in Hawaii.

Pat Benatar shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard what it was like being a breakout female rockstar in the early ‘80s with her record company pushing sex appeal while the Feminist Movement pushed back, with Benatar squeezed between them.

“It was an exciting time, but it was very confusing. Ten years down the road everybody figured out where to be and what’s cool and what’s not. It’s not like today when all of us made mistakes and now people can look at us and say, ‘Ok, we won’t do what they did.’  That’s the whole point of time passing. People now that come out get to see what not to do... We had no one, I had no one to look to.”

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Led Zeppelin Premiere New Version Of Black Dog
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Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased version of "Black Dog" as a preview of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1971 release, "Led Zeppelin IV", due on October 28.

"'Black Dog' is obviously one of the songs that Led Zeppelin is really noted for," guitarst Jimmy Page tells Rolling Stone. "It's one of the powerhouse numbers that we did with an incredible riff. The version on the companion disc is a rough mix in its early stage with minimal guitar overdubs and Robert's original vocal. And you can hear how mean it is."

Released in November 1971, the album - which is officially untitled - defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks". The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Undergoes Surgery
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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx underwent a double hernia operation on Wednesday after the group wrapped up the first leg of their farewell tour at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre outside of Buffalo, New York last weekend.

"I have been performing during the last few months with a pretty intense double hernia but you gotta give 100% even through the pain onstage," posted Sixx.

"The good news is yesterday I got surgery on both sides and it went really really well. My lovely wife, kids and Leica have been really taking care of me. I should be up and kicking ass in a few weeks and back in the gym/tour in 6 weeks. Looking forward to seeing you all back out on the road..

"PS..Holy Jesus, it feels like I got kicked in the stomach by a horse," he added. "They gave me some pain meds but I am trying to not take them and luckily Courtney Bingham-Sixx looks pretty hot in her nurse outfit…"

KISS Plan To Expand 40th Anniversary Tour
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KISS have just wrapped up their summer coheadlining tour with Def Leppard and are already planning to expand their 40th Anniversary tour across the world.

"Leg 1 of the KISS Def Lep Tour is over and ended spectacularly in Houston with a record, sold out concert," posted bassist Gene Simmons. "Thanks to our road crew for making it all possible. They break their backs every day to put on a show for the fans."

"But it ain't over," Simmons added. "We're just beginning. Europe. South America. Japan. Australia. SE Asia. Israel, and more. We have just begun to rock..."

All-Star George Harrison Tribute Concert Announced
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The music of George Harrison will be performed by an all-star cast at "George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison", set for The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on September 28.

The benefit concert will see a star-studded lineup that includes The Cabin Down Below Band with Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dhani Harrison, Butch Walker, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell of Weezer, Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum, Ryan Miller of Guster, The Black Ryder Gingger Shankar and many more surprise guests.

"George Fest" has been created in celebration of the September 22 (sep 23 in North America) release of "George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-1975" box set.

Randy Castillo (Ozzy/Motley Crue) Documentary Premiere Announced
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A documentary on late Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo will be premiered in November, producers have announced and the trailer for the film is now streaming online.

The film is narrated by Lita Ford and includes interviews with Slash, Lemmy, Bill Ward, Jerry Cantrell, Nikki Sixx, Zakk Wylde and many others.

Entitled The Life, Blood And Rhythm Of Randy Castillo, the movie tracks the life and times of the Native American musician, who died of cancer aged 51 in 2002.

Director Wynn Ponder says: "It's been a magical journey working with Lita and interviewing Randy's bandmates, family and friends. But the real story is about how Randy's generous spirit never changed, even when his formidable musical talent made him the first internationally famous Apache rock and roll drummer.

"Randy Castillo was that rare creature known as a 'good man.' He was a confidante and a close friend to many, compassionate and caring with everyone he met."

More including the trailer here.

Vinnie Moore Reveals Red Zone Rider Album Details
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UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore's Red Zone Rider are set to release their debut album this month. Moore is joined by ex-MSG and Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Keeling and drummer Scot Coogan, who has previously played with Ace Frehley.

Their self-titled record will be released on September 15 via Magna Carta and they've launched a promo for the track By The Rainbow's End. See it below.

Moore says: "It's a very interesting project - I don't think I've ever done anything quite like this. I got an email saying, 'How would you like to play with this bass player who's also a great singer?'

"I found out it was Kelly, who I knew was a great singer but I didn't know he played bass and keyboards. Not only does he play bass and keyboards, he plays them both very well."

Read more details here.

Genesis Sum Of The Parts Movie and Documentary Coming To DVD
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The Genesis movie "Sum Of The Parts" is to be released on DVD in November in the UK and the release will come complete with the band's upcoming BBC documentary.

The career-spanning film features contributions from Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford and Anthony Phillips, among others.

It also includes archive performance footage. Director John Edginton explores the dynamic between the members that's enabled them to survive numerous line-up changes while also pursuing various solo careers.

Included in the release is the upcoming BBC documentary Together And Apart, to be broadcast in October. Read more details here.

Sixx A.M. Premiere Another New Song
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Motley Crue star Nikki Sixx's other band Sixx A.M. have released another track from their upcoming album Modern Vintage. The new track is entitled "Let's Go".

The song is the third single lifted from the album, with tracks Stars and Gotta Get It Right previously taken from their third album which is set for release next momth.

Included on Modern Vintage is a cover of The Cars 1985 track Drive, which bassist Nikki Sixx says was the perfect track for the band to cover. He said: "The song is so loved by so many people, including us, that we really wanted to pay a real tribute to it, and I believe we have."

Stream the song here.

Richie Kotzen Surprised With The Winery Dogs Success
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Richie Kotzen says the success of The Winery Dogs came as a big surprise to him. The singer and guitarist admits he expected the three-piece supergroup - which he formed with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan - to be a side-project, but he has been amazed at how it has taken off.

Kotzen tells Icon Vs Icon: "When we got together, in my mind I was thinking it would be a cool diversion from what I have been doing lately. I thought perhaps we will make a cool record. Perhaps we will do a handful of key market shows in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and London and that would be the end of it.

"I thought I would go back to what I was doing and a few years later we would reconvene and do something else. I remember we were making a connection from Japan to somewhere in Latin America and when we got off the plane there was an email from our manager that said our record just charted on the Top 200 at No.27. All of us were blown away. None of us expected that.

"Apparently, there was an iTunes Rock Chart where The Rolling Stones were at No.1 and we were at No.2. Needless to say, we were all shocked and surprised by this."

MR. BIG! 
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Check out this trailer for Mr. Big's upcoming album, ...THE STORIES WE COULD TELL which will be released September 26 in EU and September 30th in the U.S.!

Pre-order the album on iTunes here: http://geni.us/TheStoriesWeCouldTell and receive an instant download of "Gotta Love The Ride", the first track debuted from the album.

Two more full-length tracks from the album will me premiered in the coming weeks prior to release!

Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Gate Coming
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Ozzy Osbourne has launched a new Facebook page for a forthcoming attraction called "Ozzy Osbourne's Hell Gate." The rocker has yet to reveal further details regarding the event, which is "coming October 2015."

One possible scenario is that Ozzy has reteamed with Universal Studios Hollywood for their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. Last year, Ozzy and Black Sabbath were featured in an all-original 3D maze, "Black Sabbath: 13 3D".

The maze, based on the darkest lyrics from Black Sabbath's biggest hit songs and the only attraction at the horror event to incorporate 3D video, also included scenes inspired by the band's latest album, "13".

SUZI QUATRO  ‘The Girl From Detroit City’ 4CD BOX SET 20th October 2014

CAREER SPANNING 4-CD BOXED SET

The Girl From Detroit City is a beautifully presented 4-CD boxed set, celebrating an amazing 50 years in the music business for rock ‘n’ roll queen, Suzi Quatro.

The 82 tracks on offer here span the whole of Suzi’s career, including three songs by the Pleasure Seekers, the all-girl rock band, which Suzi formed along with her sister Patti, and which signed to Mercury Records in 1968. Her massive chart hits from the 1970s also feature, including the ‘Chinnichap’ numbers, Can the Can48 Crash and Devil Gate Drive and a whole wealth of material from the 1970s onwards, through to tracks from her critically-acclaimed 2011 album, In The Spotlight, which witnessed her reunion with producer, Mike Chapman; highlights of which included Suzi’s covers of Goldfrapp’s Strict Machine and Rhianna’s Breaking Dishes plus a Chapman number, A Girl Like Me, which he wrote especially for her.

The Girl From Detroit City comes complete with fascinating up-to-date liner notes, tracking Suzi’s career from the outset to the present day, and it presents a wealth of album & poster artwork and photographs, including a shot of Suzi’s incredible vintage Ray-Ban collection!

Suzi Quatro was the most successful female artist of the entire Glam Rock period (Suzi’s style and music were not truly ‘Glam’ but this was the era, which saw her shoot to stardom) and her influence on subsequent generations of female rock musicians are widely acknowledged. It’s been well-documented that Chrissie Hynde and Joan Jett both drew inspiration from Suzi but so have many others, including Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth, who was encouraged to learn to play bass by listening to Quatro albums and, more recently, KT Tunstall revealed that the cover photo of her 2007 album Drastic Fantastic was based on Suzi’s image.

In celebration of Suzi’s 50th year in the music business, the BBC will be hosting a special performance of her one-woman show, Unzipped, in London on Friday 26th September. It will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 2nd October. On 29th September Cherry Red will also release the single The Girl From Detroit City on digital download only. This brand new song was recorded in 2013 and is exclusive to this compilation. Written and produced by Mike Chapman, the song speaks of Suzi’s early days in Detroit and her discovery by Mickie Most.

50 years on and Suzi Quatro has no intention of slowing down. She’s about to embark on another massive live tour and in 2015 she will finally publish her poetry in a book called Through My Eyes

SUZI QUATRO
THE GIRL FROM DETROIT CITY (GLAMBOX150)
CHERRY RED RECORDS
20TH OCTOBER 2014
Editor’s Notes

Suzi Quatro has sold in excess of 55 million records worldwide.

In the UK she has had 18 hit singles, including 2 No. 1s (Can The Can and Devil Gate Drive). From 1973-1979, Suzi featured in the British charts for no less than 101 weeks.

In Australia it was 18 hit singles with 3 No. 1s, whilst in Germany the total was 18 chart entries, with 12 of them reaching the Top 10. 

In 2013, Suzi received a lifetime achievement award at her hometown Detroit Music Awards (the DMAs) and later that year she was presented the Woman of Valour Award from Musicians for Equal Opprtunities for Women (MEOW).

She has also written her autobiography, Unzipped, which adds best-selling author to her already huge list of achievements. In 2012 she hit the stage at London’s Hippodrome Casino for a week, with her one-woman show based around the autobiography.

With nigh on 40 years in show business, Suzi has taken on numerous acting roles, including the TV shows Happy DaysMinderDempsey & MakepeaceAbsolutely Fabulous and Midsomer Murders. There have also been highly successful musical stage roles, including Annie Get Your Gun and Tallulah Who? and she appeared in the play, Exonerated, alongside Charles Dance.

Suzi has ventured into the world of broadcasting with very successful shows on BBC Radio 2, including Rockin’ With Suzi Q and Wake Up Little Suzi. She also recorded a series of 2-hour high profile documentaries on some of her favourite artists, including Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, which were broadcast on BBC Radio 2 during 2011 and 2012.

Suzi continues to tour and does over 100 shows a year all over the world. On retiring, she has this to say; “When I turn my back on the audience and shake my ass, and there is silence…..I’ll stop.”

CHARM CITY DEVILS RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR "SHOTS"

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MEDIA ALERT New York, NY (September 3, 2014) Today Loudwire gives us an exclusive look at Charm City Devils live performance video for their infections new single “Shots”. Armed with their third album 'Battles', Baltimore's own Charm City Devils are battle tested and ready to have their bluesy, Southern-tinged hard rock anthems heard by the masses.

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR “SHOTS” NOW!

“Outwardly, the song seems like a party anthem, but to me it's more. Sure this song and video are about as Rock and Fucking Roll as you can get! But, to me it's the band! There's no outside songwriters, no overblown production, we are wearing our influences on our sleeves. The video is a documentary of the touring life of the band and lyrically it's a plea to a close friend to please get help for his addictions before it's too late. This is one of the songs that every night I know I have physically, mentally and emotionally left it all out on the table!" – John Allen

Scheduled for release on September 23rd via The End Records/ADA, the band’s forthcoming album promises to delight fans with the return of Grammy-winning producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Egypt Central, 12 Stones), who also spearheaded production duties for the group’s 2012 sophomore release, Sins, which spawned the hit single "Man Of Constant Sorrow", landing them a #20 position on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.  

New single “Shots” has been making an impression at radio with early adds from SIRIUS Octane, Music Choice, WIYY, WIIL, KTUX, WDHA, WJML, KOZE, KHTQ, WZBH, and KGRR with many more on the horizon!

Frontman John Allen elaborates, “Working with Skidd was a no-brainer really! He manned the board for our highest charting single and always gets the sweetest tones! Plus, he's a good, down to earth dude, he's one of us. We are so excited about our new relationship with The End and ADA! We are looking forward to great things with our new label partners!”

In preparation for the release, Charm City Devils hit the road with The Winery Dogs and Slash rampaging across the US. The band looks forward to confirming more tour dates soon!

Sep 3rd - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sep 5th - Route 2, Mashantucket, CT @ Grand Theater
Sep 6th – Laurel, DE @ Station 7
Sep 16th – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s 
Sep 19th – Destin, FL @ Club LA
Sep 20th – Shreveport, LA @ 99X (KTUX) Festapalooza II Shreveport Festival Plaza w/ Scott Weiland, Kevin Martin (Candlebox), Avatar and more
Sep 26th – Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
Sep 27th - Baltimore, MD @ Carroll Park w/ Rise Against, Clutch, Halestorm, Jane's Addiction and more!
Battles Tracklisting
01. Tear It Apart
02. Crucify
03. Shots
04. Everyday
05. Want
06. God's Gonna Cut You Down
07. Lying To Yourself
08. Rich N Famous
09. Destiny
10. Karma
11. Let It Go

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“There is little doubt that Charm City Devils is headed straight into the stratosphere. Raising hell and taking names, Charm City Devils left an indelible impression to be sure!” – Highwire Daze
“If you’re searching for some solid, hard-hitting party rock, your search is now officially over, thanks to Charm City Devils.”  – Flashwounds
“They play a brand of swagger-driven rock and roll that is raw, edgy, full of lasting melodies and an energetic, hard-driving vibe.” – Pure Grain Audio

Robert Plant Shares Advice For Jimmy Page
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Robert Plant wants Jimmy Page to make new music - and believes the guitarist won't fully enjoy life until he does. The Led Zeppelin singer is poised to release latest solo album Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar, although he's hinted it might be his last.

Page has discussed the chances of recording material several times in recent years, but he's been concentrating on the Led Zep remaster series, currently being launched in batches.

The pair have exchanged strong words in the past months, with the guitarist continuing to hope for a reunion, and the vocalist insisting he's not interested - although he's offered to work with his colleague again on acoustic music.

Now Plant says: "He should get on and do something. He's a superb talent. That's the sad thing for Jimmy - he knows I'm his guy, I'm his pal. But the warmth he needs to actually enjoy the world, it's all there. Come on and give it to us."

More from Plant here.

Slash Laughs Off Guns N' Roses Poll Result
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Slash has dismissed a poll that named his riff for Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine the second-best of all time - saying it's "impossible to take seriously."

The survey was carried out by BBC Radio 2 last month, resulting in Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love being listed in the top position. The Guns N' Roses track, taken from their 1987 debut, was their biggest US hit when launched as a single the following year, and helped propel them to the big time.

Slash has previously described the run as a "circus" melody and a "guitar exercise." Now he tells Triple M: "I definitely don't sit there and go, 'Yeah, it's the greatest riff.' It's very surreal when somebody says something like that.

"It's not tangible - there's been some sort of a poll, but you're not part of the effort of finding out that information and researching it. All of a sudden it just appears."

Johnny Winter Remembrance Show Details Revealed
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A series of remembrance shows and an official memorial concert for the late Johnny Winter have been announced. The blues legend passed away on July 16 in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland while on tour in Europe at the age of 70.

An official Johnny Winter Remembrance Show has been put together with the approval of his brother, Edgar Winter, and Johnny's family. The show features original members from Johnny's band, which include guitarist Paul Nelson, bassist Scott Spray, and drummer Tommy Curiale; the musicians are all toured with Winter and appear on his newly-released album, "Step Back."

Along with Jay Stollman on vocals, the show will also consist of special guests as well as a screening of Johnny's documentary, "Down & Dirty: The Johnny Winter Story."

Five dates in the Northeastern US will support the official memorial concert, set for October 10 at B.B. King's in New York City. More details here.

Metallica Make The Guinness World Records Book
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Metallica became the first band to play all seven continents in one year during their 2013 world tour, and the group are being honored for the feat with a spot in the 2015 Guinness World Records book.

Metallica played 25 concert dates in 2013, starting with Australia's Soundwave Festival in February and wrapping up with a special show in Antarctica.

"In addition to performing live in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa," posted the band, "the year was capped off with a visit to Antarctica on December 8, 2013 to play for 120 scientists, contest winners and their penguin friends at the Argentine Carlini Station.

"We were literally at the bottom of the earth for one of the most unique, special and unforgettable days in our 30+ years as a band and low and behold, our little adventure sealed the deal for the record! Who woulda thought..."

More including a photo and video from the Antartica performance here.

Mike Portnoy Doesn't Regret Leaving Dream Theater
www.antimusic.comMike Portnoy can't regret leaving Dream Theater because he'd always have wondered "what if?" without the sensational move. The drummer and co-founder astonished fans when he quit in 2010, leading to a public war of words, and even an attempt to rejoin - but he was ultimately replaced by Mike Mangini.

He's since forged a career with supergroup the Winery Dogs, while continuing to work with Transatlantic and Flying Colors, among others. Dream Theater have released two albums since the lineup change.

Portnoy tells Rocksverige: "There are lots of actions you take in your life and if it brings a result you didn't want, or you weren't anticipating, it's not something you should regret. It's just something you should learn from.

"There's a lot of things in my life that I've learned from and, ultimately, I don't regret them, because they got me to where I am right now. I'm as happy as I've ever been and as musically fulfilled as I've ever been." here.

Black Star Riders Return To The Studio
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Black Star Riders are in Nashville for the next month to work on their new album. Guitarist Scott Gorham previously said they were looking forward to taking longer than the 12 days they had to record debut All Hell Breaks Loose, and says working with producer Nick Raskulinecz will be an "experiment."

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott had originally been lined up to take over production duties, but had to pull back from the project due to his hectic schedule. Raskulinecz will now helm the album, and the band will rehearse the new material for a week, before laying down the tracks over a three week period at the producer's studio.

Gorham tells Metal Talk: "Right now I'm not thinking we have any particular studio sound at this point. We're the kind of band that at the end of the day what you record is how it sounds.

"I think we're all going to have a say in the direction we're going in - not only musically but sound wise. It will be an experiment and I'm sure Nick is going to have a big say in what he wants to hear and wants to get out of us. It will be a team effort. He's there to cut the fat away." More from Scott here.

Deep Purple's Ian Gillan Part of 2015 Rock Meets Classic Tour
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 Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan has been added to the lineup for the Rock Meets Classic 2015 tour. Gillan, who performed on the Rock Meets Classic tours in 2011 and 2012, returns for his third outing.

"It is a pleasure to announce that the legendary icon Ian Gillan will join the Rock Meets Classic tour 2015 with a wonderful Deep Purple BestOf set," announced organizers. "Deep Purple performed the first-ever combination of rock music and a complete orchestra and there's a strong partnership between Ian and the RMC project. We are delighted - welcome back Ian!"

The Deep Purple frontman is the fourth act of five to be announced for next year's tour, joining Mr. Big's Eric Martin, Asia's John Wetton and Status Quo's Rick Parfitt on the bill.

Mick Jagger To Attend James Brown Biopic's French Premiere
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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will attend the French premiere of the James Brown biopic, "Get On Up", at the Deauville American Film Festival in Deauville, France on September 12.

Jagger, one the producers of the project, will attend the premiere of the film along with director Tate Taylor, actor Chadwick Boseman (who plays Brown) and producer Brian Grazer.

The film, which also features Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Nick Eversman and Craig Robinson among the cast, portrays Brown over a period of several decades, from his disadvantaged youth to his status as a bonafide music icon.

"It's a great honour to be involved with a project as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown," said Jagger when announcing the project last year. "He was a mesmerizing performer with a fascinating life."

RICHIE KOTZEN ‘THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN’ OUT TODAY ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS; U.S. HEADLINING TOUR STARTS NOVEMBER 1 IN ANNAPOLIS, MD

Guitarist/singer/songwriter RICHIE KOTZEN released THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN today on Loud & Proud Records. To celebrate his newest project, he’s hitting the U.S. concert trail starting November 1 in Annapolis, MD at Rams Head Tavern.  Before then, he’ll be spending September and most of October on a headlining tour which will take him through Europe and Mexico.

THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is a two-CD and DVD career retrospective set that encompasses this iconic talent’s entire career of his most essential work:  classic material; acoustic performances; bootleg material; and two brand new songs (“War Paint” and “Walk With Me”).  The DVD features music videos, acoustic performances, and bootleg material.  A new official video for “War Paint” will premiere on MusicRadar.com later this week.  In the meantime, the video for “Walk With Me” (filmed entirely on KOTZEN’s iPhone) can be found on his official YouTube page.

Fans can check out exclusive full album streams of each disc on VH1 Classic/MTV.com and GuitarWorld.com

KOTZEN personally curated THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN from his 18 solo albums in order to give listeners the most comprehensive, cohesive, and concise introduction to his extensive body of work.  “I’ve really changed and grown as an artist and as a person,” he says.  “I hand-selected songs so newcomers can get into my music and learn who I am as a recording artist.”

Rave reviews of THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN have already started to surface:

“KOTZEN is an artist with a centered musical philosophy anchored by soulful music and a perfectionist’s attention to craft... THE ESSENTIAL RICHIE KOTZEN is an excellent career retrospective by an underrated songwriter.”  (Oscar Jordan, Vintage Guitar)

“The extensive combo perfectly captures his dynamic musicianship, his jaw-dropping guitar solos, and his tangy blend of rock, blues, and soul, and will encourage listeners to discover more of his work...”  (Bear Frazer, Arena.com)

“RICHIE KOTZEN is one on the most ridiculous guitar players alive today...If you have only heard RICHIE in other bands (or have no clue who he is) then you really need to hook yourself up and give him his due. RICHIE has an incredibly soulful voice and did I mention his guitar solos are other worldly?  Get the book of his musical life and discover some magic.”  (Jason Lally, Realrockreport.com)

Check out RICHIE KOTZEN at any of the following stops, with more dates to be added in the coming weeks on all of his official websites:

DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Sat 11/1            Annapolis, MD              Rams Head Tavern
Mon 11/3          Londonderry, NH           Tupelo Music Hall
Tue 11/4            Boston, MA                  Wilbur Theater
Wed 11/5          New York, NY               B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Fri 11/7             Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance
Sat 11/8            Reading, PA                 Building 24
Sun 11/9           New Haven, CT              Toad’s Place
Tue 11/11          Pittsburgh, PA              Altar Bar
About Loud & Proud Records

Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky's direction in the past, including CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group and a joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, were responsible for new releases by Neil Young, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Morrissey, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, The Allman Brothers Band and more.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy® Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, multi-platinum alternative band Flyleaf, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile and powerhouse rockers KIX.  Loud & Proud Records is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG. Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC.

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Blues-Rocker Guitarist/Singer AC Myles Releases 'Reconsider Me'!

“AC Myles 'Reconsider Me' promises to provide some of the most memorable moments of 2014!” - Tom Hyslop - RockMrTom

San Jose, CA – Blues-rocker guitarist/singer AC Myles' new studio recording, 'Reconsider Me', groups songs that outline his musical development and his maturing into one of the more valid guitarist and vocalists in the blues arena. Recorded & produced in San Jose, CA. by Kid Andersen at his own Greaseland Studio, the album combines originals and choice covers to tell the roadworthy story of this well traveled and very talented Californian.

“Perhaps the only soulful thing to come out of Fresno, AC Myles can play the hell out of a guitar, and he's growing as a songwriter” - San Jose Metro Editor Steve Palopoli

With 'Reconsider Me', Myles very confidently delivers a “beyond amazing” vocal range, as well as his unyielding lead and slide guitar work. The song selections vary from traditional blues to 70's blues-rock overload. With the opening track of the Jimmy Johnson inspired & Fenton Robinson penned “You Don't Know What Love Is”, as well as the amazing vocal workout of the title track, Johnny Adams “Reconsider Me”, Myles proves his traditional stylings are up to snuff both vocally and on guitar. The self-penned tracks “Three Ways to Fall’’ and the tour de force “Livin' a Lie” showcase fierce rock n roll slide guitar and vocal chops, following right in line with Rory Gallagher's “Do You Read Me” and the co-written clever southern rocker “Call 'em All Baby”.

Says Myles, “ 'Reconsider Me' is the culmination of originals with choice covers that reflect the career & growth. The covers are songs of artists that influenced me and is the first step into something uniquely AC Myles. Most I have had the fortunate to work with while sprouting musically in the SF Bay area and developed relationships with over the last 10 years.”

Myles spent his later teens and twenties touring with his own band eventually finding his way to the San Francisco Bay Area, playing sideman to a wide array of acts, most notably blues man Fillmore Slim and modern day soul man John Nemeth. Along the way, with a keen ear and sincere passion, A.C. has become a gifted entertainer and musician. His personal appearances have a 'take no prisoners' approach which; along with a healthy dose of humor, usually gets even the toughest audiences on his side.

In addition, 'Reconsider Me' features tracks by artists Myles has had the opportunity to share stages with in his career, including Elvin Bishop's “Rock my Soul”, Roman Carter's blues gem “Queen Bee”, and the Fillmore Slim funk arrangement of the Fats Domino R&B classic “Blue Monday”. The self-penned “Death Bed Blues”, which has a darker lyrical output and showcases his grasp and retention of blues traditions, while “What Is Love”, a cover of Oakland’s blues/mod/soul kings The Loved Ones, is an ode to the region of California that became adopted home territory for Myles and sprouted his musical growth and career.

Says Myles, “The album was recorded live in two days (sans a few keyboard and vocal overdubs) at Greaseland Studio headed by Kid Andersen in San Jose, CA. Very little was written 'for the album' as opposed to reaching into the vault and pulling from near dormant ideas. It was rewarding to complete them as well as some of our favorite live covers. Once the pre production demos were complete and we worked the kinks out we went in and cut the record.”

In support of 'Reconsider Me', AC Myles and his band have been touring throughout the summer with record release parties held in his home state of California in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Central California. Also added to AC's official website is some great looking and sounding video of the live band. Festivals and club dates, as well as support to other acts, for 2015 for U.S. & Europe are currently being booked. AC also has begun to write the next untitled album, which should be ready for summer 2015 as well.

To purchase:
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reconsider-me/id884154347
For more information:
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-Myles/195018065989
http://www.reverbnation.com/acmyles
 

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT’s KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘SPEED OF LIFE’ OUT NOW
LONGTIME HOMEBREWER PARTNERS WITH THREE RENOWNED BEER BREWERIES  TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION CRAFT BEERS AVAILABLE NOW NATIONALLY

KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH, acclaimed keyboardist for jam band icons THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, recently released his new solo album SPEED OF LIFE on SCI Fidelity Records. In addition to collaborating with three renowned beer breweries to create and release limited edition craft beers, the Boulder, CO-based musician has just announced that he is hitting the road this fall in support of the new album.

KYLE will join his The String Cheese Incident bandmates for a pair of headlining festival appearances--Lockn’ Music Festival September 4 and 5 and the inaugural Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival September 11 and 12--before launching into a string of solo tour dates. Kicking off September 17, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band will perform alongside Earphunk in Charleston, SC, Atlanta, GA and Athens, GA and then they’ll head out west for dates along the coast, including a special one-off show as support for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on September 27 in Santa Cruz, CA. The tour will wrap up in the Northwest with three shows with Leftover Salmon. All confirmed dates are listed below and more will be announced soon. Visit www.kylehollingsworth.com for tickets.

For the release of SPEED OF LIFE, KYLE decided to combine his two passions--music and craft beer. The longtime homebrewer partnered with three renowned beer breweries across the country--Stone Brewing Co., Boulder Beer Company and Cigar City Brewing & Rock Brothers Brewing--to create and release limited edition craft beers available now nationally. KYLE is also offering fans three free “Hop Tracks” from the album, each to coincide with one of the brews. Just as each beer was designed and handcrafted by KYLE and the respective brewery, each track has been hand-selected to pair with its respectively released brew. Stone Brewing Co.’s Collective Distortion IPA has been paired with the song “Racer X” (available for download here), Boulder Beer Company’s Hoopla Pale Ale goes nicely with “Here We Go” (available via QR code, more info here) and lastly Cigar City Brewing & Rock Brothers Brewing’s Happening Now Session IPA pairs perfectly with the album’s current single “Happening Now” (available free here).

SPEED OF LIFE--HOLLINGSWORTH’s third solo album and first in five years--is receiving rave reviews from the media. In the September issue of Relix Magazine, Sam D’Arcangelo noted KYLE “…is in top form on his third solo effort.” He went on to say SPEED OF LIFE is “...one of the most enjoyable funk records of the year. Hollingsworth and company are throwing a party in your ear...Calling this a funk record is even something of an oversimplification--more than anything, Speed Of Life is just plain fun.”

Elsewhere, LiveForLiveMusic.com raved “…Hollingsworth has put together an all encompassing record that speaks to his eclectic sensibilities as a 21st Century musician…an album that touches upon his virtuosity as a keyboard player as well as his knack for song writing. His blending of traditional instrumentation with electronic elements make for a very entertaining listen. Whether one is a String Cheese enthusiast or not, Speed Of Life offers something to listeners that is both oddly reminiscent and new, all at the same time.” (8/12/14)

GratefulWeb.com’s Tim Hurley wrote, “On his third full-length solo release Speed of Life, Kyle presents a collection of songs that encompass 70s/80s funk, soulful pop-rock ballads, and modern EDM making the end result his widest ranging yet most appetizing project to dateSpeed of Life is a testament to Kyle’s skills as a multi-faceted musician…Over the years he already demonstrated to be a major player in the popular String Cheese Incident; however what can no longer go unnoticed is his ability to be a superb bandleader,” (8/15/14) while Randy Harris of GratefulMusic.com shared, “What strikes me most about Kyle Hollingsworth is undoubtedly his versatility. On his third solo studio album, Speed Of Life, the String Cheese Incident keyboardist spans a wide range of themes and genres, making the project a great listen for music lovers of all ages and tastes. According to Hollingsworth, ‘With this new album, I was trying to explore some traditional funk elements as well as pop sensibilities,’ and he definitely succeeded.” (8/8/14)

Catch KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH BAND in the following cities:

*Wed

9/17

Charleston, SC 

The Pourhouse

*Thu

9/18

Atlanta, GA 

Terminal West

*Sat

9/20

Athens, GA 

Georgia Theatre

Wed

9/24

Chico, CA

Lost On Main

Thu

9/25

Stateline, NV

Club Blu at Montbleu Resort & Casino

Fri

9/26

San Francisco, CA

The Independent

^Sat

9/27

Santa Cruz, CA

The Catalyst

#Thu

10/9

Eugene, OR

WOW Hall

#Fri

10/10

Portland, OR 

Crystal Ballroom

#Sat

10/11

Seattle, WA 

The Neptune


* co-bill w/Earphunk
^ supporting Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
# supporting Leftover Salmon
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www.facebook.com/kylehollingsworthmusic
www.twitter.com/KyleOnKeys
www.youtube.com/hollingsworthfilms

About KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH:
Thirty years ago, with a wealth of desire and incredible ability, Hollingsworth set out on a career in music. Today, as a versatile member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to
classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has bestowed on him the kind of fearlessness a composer needs to flirt with such disparate genres.

FLYLEAF ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR SET TO KICK OFF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS
NEW ALBUM ‘BETWEEN THE STARS’ SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16 ON LOUD & PROUD RECORDS

FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—announced today (Tuesday, September 2) they’ll launch a national fall tour kicking off Friday, October 3 in Lubbock, TX. The 29-date run is supporting the band’s fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, out September 16 via Loud & Proud Records. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA (see full tour itinerary below). Tickets are set to go on-sale starting Friday, September 5. For more information including on-sale dates and where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

"I’m really looking forward to getting on the road starting in October,” says KRISTEN MAY.  “We have a batch of new songs we've poured our hearts and souls into and I can't wait to play them live.  The music really takes on a new life when our fans are singing with us and experiencing these songs in the moment.  Also, I can't wait to listen to Ryan White and Lullwater each night.  It’s going to be a magical tour."

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—recorded BETWEEN THE STARS in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). "Don's always looking for the magic," says SAMEER. “For the first time, we went into the studio and let things happen. “It was about the energy and the spontaneity of a song more than anything.  It was a very refreshing approach." KRISTEN adds: “It's the most emotional album I've ever been a part of. There are some really heavy things and lyrics that weren't easy to say.  Everybody tried to be as raw as possible when we were writing and recording. That all came out in the songs."

The music video for the album’s first single “Set Me On Fire”—directed by Noel Maitland (Speechless, Kings of Summer) and shot in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Los Angeles—recently premiered on Billboard.com along with a Q&A you can read HERE. You can watch the video for “Set Me On Fire” HERE.

Watch here: http://youtu.be/xT4B-ek5kIU

BETWEEN THE STARS is available for pre-order on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

Catch FLYLEAF on tour this fall:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

FRI

10/3

Lubbock, TX

Jake's Backroom

SAT

10/4

San Antonio, TX

210 Kapones Live

SUN

10/5

Corpus Christi, TX

House of Rock

TUE

10/7

Houston, TX

Scout Bar

WED

10/8

Baton Rouge, LA

Varsity Theatre

THU

10/9

Atlanta, GA

The Loft @ Center Stage

SAT

10/11

Carrboro, NC

Cats Cradle

MON

10/13

Washington, DC

Rock & Roll Hotel

TUE

10/14

Cambridge, MA

TT the Bears

THU

10/16

New York, NY

Gramercy Theatre

FRI

10/17

Philadelphia, PA

District N9ne

SAT

10/18

Portland, ME

Asylum

MON

10/20

Pontiac, MI

The Crofoot

TUE

10/21

Chicago, IL

Subterranean

WED

10/22

Milwaukee, WI

Rave Bar

FRI

10/24

Lawrence, KS

Granada Theater

SAT

10/25

Colorado Springs, CO

Black Sheep

SUN

10/26

Denver, CO

The Summit Music Hall

TUE

10/28

Salt Lake City, UT

The Complex

THU

10/30

Seattle, WA

El Corazon

FRI

10/31

Portland, OR

Hawthorne Theatre

SAT

11/1

San Francisco, CA

Slims

TUE

11/4

Los Angeles, CA

House of Blues

THU

11/6

Anaheim, CA

House of Blues

FRI

11/7

San Diego, CA

House of Blues

 

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About FLYLEAF
FLYLEAF has consistently dominated the Active, Alternative and Mainstream rock charts throughout their career. They released the eponymous debut album, Flyleaf, in 2005 which went platinum and spawned the singles "I'm So Sick," "Fully Alive," and the smash "All Around Me," which sold over one million digital downloads, was a Top 20 hit at Top 40 radio and won the BMI Pop Award. Their second album Memento Mori was released in late 2009 and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard charts, featuring the singles "Again" and "Missing.”  Their third album New Horizons was released in late 2012. After months of touring the world with the new line-up addition of KRISTEN MAY on vocals, FLYLEAF released a new EP Who We Are in 2013 which featured the song “Something Better” with P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval on vocals. They've shared the stage with Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Evanescence and many more. Conscious of constantly giving back, they played special shows for American troops stationed in Afghanistan as well as Okinawa, Japan

THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT ANNOUNCE EAST COAST HEADLINE TOUR BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4 IN DC; TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10

HEADLINING LOCKN’ FESTIVAL, PHASES OF THE MOON AND SUWANNEE HULAWEEN

NEW YORK, NY (September 3, 2014) – Today, The String Cheese Incident announced the first leg of their national headline tour.  They will be playing several dates this fall and winter beginning November 4, 2014 in Washington DC.  The second leg of the tour will be announced soon. Tickets are available Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00pm EST/Noon CST/11:00am MST/10:00am PST through the band’s website -  www.stringcheeseincident.com.  The String Cheese Incident also has some upcoming shows including headlining performances in September at Lockn’ Festival in Virginia and Phases of the Moon Festival in Illinois as well as their three night Halloween extravaganza Suwannee Hulaween in Florida late October / early November.

 The String Cheese Incident released Song In My Head, the band’s first studio album in nine years, April 29, 2014 on SCI Fidelity Records/Loud & Proud Records.  The album was produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past few years.  The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

 Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “We felt really comfortable making this record,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.  The band is in a great space right now.  We are really excited about hitting the road for a few weeks in the fall and getting back at it in early 2015.”

 The String Cheese Incident formed in the Colorado mountain ski towns of Crested Butte and Telluride in 1993, has built on those 20 years of experience to become the musicians they are today.  Over those years, the band, Bill Nershi (guitars and vocals), Michael Kang (mandolin, violin, guitar and vocals), Keith Moseley (bass & vocals), Michael Travis (drums and percussion), Kyle Hollingsworth (keyboards & vocals) and Jason Hann (percussion), has played over 1,500 shows, including their own festivals and happenings across the country and they have been hailed for their commitment to musical creativity and integrity, community spirit, philanthropic endeavors and their innovative approach to the business of music. 

 In December of 2012, the musicians went into a rehearsal studio in Boulder, the Colorado city they’ve called home since the early days of the band. Although they initially went in to practice for a series of upcoming tour dates, the band decided to use the time to record a few tracks.  They had performed much of the material live, but it hadn’t yet been recorded.  Inspiration was immediate and the experience was notably enjoyable, a sensibility they felt has been missing previously in the studio.  It was then they knew, Song In My Head was born.

Tour Dates:

9/4/14 & 9/5/14 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival
9/11/14 & 9/12/14 - Danville, IL @ Phases of the Moon
10/31/14 – 11/2/14 – Live Oak, FL @ Suwannee Hulaween (headling all three nights)
11/4/14 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre      
11/5/14 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre      
11/6/14 - Ledyard, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort 
11/7/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre        
11/8/14 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom        
11/10/14 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre                   
11/11/14 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre     
11/12/14 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre     
11/13/14 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre  
11/14/14 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre   
11/15/14 - Burlington, VT  @ Memorial Auditorium  
Website: www.stringcheeseincident.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stringcheeseincident
Twitter: twitter.com/SCI_Official
Youtube: www.youtube.com/sciofficial
 

WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW ADMINISTRATION SIGNINGS INCLUDING: THE ESTATE OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, JIMMIE VAUGHAN, ROGER MCGUINN, ROBERT LAMM, GRACE SLICK AND JAKE SHIMABUKURO

WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. has just signed a worldwide administration deal with The Estate of Stevie Ray Vaughan, it was announced by the company’s president Randall Wixen.  In addition to the Stevie Ray Vaughan songs, WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. will handle the repertoire of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s brother, Jimmie Vaughan (including the works written for his former band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds.) Recent WIXEN administration signings include the Byrds’ iconic pioneer Roger McGuinn, Chicago founding member Robert Lamm, Jefferson Airplane legend Grace Slick and acclaimed ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.

“These are real great signings for us,” says Randall Wixen. ‘We are thrilled to be working with these iconic American repertoires.   We will be working hard to insure that all royalties are being collected properly while simultaneously taking steps to reinvigorate public awareness and generate new uses.”

WIXEN MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. is the premier independent publishing administrator in the country.   A family run business of 20 employees, they have been in business since 1979, and represent a huge breadth of talent amongst the highest echelon of popular songwriters.  A partial client list can be found here: www.wixenmusic.com.

With an office in Los Angeles and a sister company, Wixen Music UK Ltd. in London, the companies administer the song catalogs of many top artists from the last 50 years, ranging from George Harrison, the Doors, Neil Young and Tom Petty, to the Black Keys, Andrew Bird and Fitz & The Tantrums. This past April (2014), Randall Wixen issued the third edition of THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE GUIDE TO MUSIC PUBLISHING. With a foreword by Tom Petty, it contains an array of new topics pegged to the ever-changing music industry landscape. The new subjects include: the value of music (how and why streaming yields so little income to content creators), monetizing YouTube, and the difficulty of calculating and verifying new statutory streaming rates. The book is available at all major chains, including Amazon: http://tiny.cc/qpq5bx

http://www.wixenmusic.com

RECKLESS – A CASUAL GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF BRYAN ADAMS BY NEIL DANIELS
PUBLISHED BY CREATESPACE
WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE: JULY 28, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1499387742 
A Casual Guide To The Music Of Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is one of the most successful Canadian singer-songwriters of all time. He rose to fame with his third album, 1983’s Cuts Like A Knife, before the release of his global breakthrough opus Reckless, which Adams celebrated in 2014 with the sold out 30th Anniversary Reckless Tour. His best known song remains ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ which was the lead song for the 1991 hit movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. It also happens to be one of the best-selling singles in popular music history.

This book is about the music, from his self-titled debut album right up to recent studio releases, Room Service and 11.

From the author of the acclaimed Don’t Stop Believin’ – The Untold Story Of Journey and Electric World – A Casual Guide To The Music Of Journey’s Neal Schon, Reckless is the first book to exclusively explore the music of one of popular music’s great unsung heroes and Canada’s most famous rock export. The book explores his musical legacy and offers titbits of information and trivia about his various non-music projects but mostly this handy fans book is about the music of Bryan Adams.

Reckless is essential reading for Bryan Adams fans. 

Neil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit his website: www.neildanielsbooks.com
For more information, please contact Neil Daniels at Neil Daniels Books; email him at neil@neildanielsbooks.com or visit www.neildanielsbooks.com

KISS Star Gene Simmons Sued Over Stage Accident
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KISS bassist Gene Simmons is among the defendants being sued by a security guard over a confetti-initiated stage accident during a 2012 concert in Noblesville, Indiana.

Courthouse News Service reports security guard Timothy Funk says he worked the band's September 1, 2012 show at the city's Klipsch Music Center and was injured after falling on the "slippery, waxy, and glassy" stage.

According to Funk's lawsuit, "some or all of the defendants" sprayed water from hoses "on the stage, the area around the stage, and on some of the crowd." They also sprayed confetti around the stage and crowd "in a foolish and reckless manner," Funk claimed.
No Bad Blood Between Pantera Members Says Vinnie Paul
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HellYeah drummer Vinnie Paul insists there's "no bad blood" between him and his former Pantera bandmates. And Paul, who recently called fans who want a Pantera reunion "selfish" insists there is no way he would reunite with frontman Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, saying it would be a "travesty" without his late brother Dimebag Darrell.

He tells Metal Blast: "Pantera had 14 amazing years and without my brother being here to be a part of it, it would be a travesty. I'm just not interested in it at all.

"To me, there's no bad blood at all. It's like when you get a divorce from somebody, there's a reason why you got a divorce. You don't have to stay in touch with that person, you don't have to f***ing see that person or do anything with them."

More with Vinnie Paul here.

Motley Crue's Vince Neil Scores Football Team For Las Vegas
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It looks like KISS will be getting some new competition from another rock star in the pro-sports arena. Motley Crue singer Vince Neil and his company, Rockastar Sports Group, have been awarded an expansion team in Las Vegas by the Arena Football League.

AFL Commissioner Jerry Kurz made the official announcement during the 3rd quarter of the 2014 Arena Bowl (XXVII), which was broadcast live on ESPN, August 23rd.

Neil, together with his business partners in Rockstar Sports Group - Bob Hewko, a former Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Buccaneer's quarterback, aviation businessman Mark Daniels, and technology businessman Sohrob Farudi - will set out to begin building the Las Vegas based team named the Las Vegas Outlaws.

"I am really excited to bring back Arena Football to our great fans in Vegas, it's something that I have wanted to do for quite some time," say Neil. "Arena Football and Rock-n-Roll are very similar, its fast, exciting and great entertainment."

Faith No More Returning With First Album In 18 Years
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As promised, reunited alt-metal group Faith No More have new music on the way. Only this time it's official. After teasing new music on Twitter, playing two new songs at a Hyde Park, London gig, and hinting that their reformation would be permanent, the band has now announced that they'll be releasing their first album in 18 years next April on their own label, Reclamation Recordings.

One of the songs they performed in London, "Motherf***er," will be the lead single from their not-yet-titled return album. It will also be released as a 7-inch limited edition single on Record Store Day Black Friday, Nov. 28 - and followed up with a digital release.

With all of their fans eagerly hanging on for new music, the beloved group could have gotten just about anyone to produce their comeback album. But, respectably, they decided to keep the production in-house having bassist Bill Gould handle it.

The Scorpions Manager Peter Amend Dies
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The Scorpions are mourning the passing of friend and band manager Peter Amend who died on Monday, September 1st. Amend had been with the band since 1991.

The German rockers released the following statement: "On September 1st, our dear friend Peter Amend passed away. Peter Amend was more than just a manager and economic and legal consultant for us.

"He was an important part of the Scorpions and was also a driving force in the artistic and strategic decisions of the band with his infinite knowledge and his sensitivity to the music.

Due to his advice and influence we achieved great international success in recent years. Peter, you will always be in our hearts forever and a day. R.I.P."

Iron Maiden Fired Guitarist Over Listening To The Eagles?
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Former Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton claims being a fan of the Eagles contributed to his dismissal from the band. He spent a year with the fledgling NWOBHM giants from October 1979.

He appeared on their debut album and toured with them in support of Judas Priest and Kiss, before being replaced by Adrian Smith. He's previously cited difficult relations with mainman Steve Harris and manager Rod Smallwood for his departure.

The guitarist says one of the crunch moments came when Maiden were touring with Kiss in 1980. He recalls: "I always take a little stereo away with me. The stuff I was playing at the time was Whitesnake, the Eagles, George Benson, Steely Dan - easy-listening music, just to relax to.

"I was playing it in my hotel room and Rod heard it. He came in and started bawling and shouting. He said, 'If anyone walks past this door and heard the Eagles coming out of this room, it's going to cause trouble with the band.'

"I went, 'Don't be stupid' - but these silly little things started to niggle him. He would never give me credit for being responsible for my own actions. It went on and on and on."

In the rest of the interview Stratton discusses why he doesn't like to mention Paul Di'Anno by name and an uncomfortable experience with TV host and former record label boss Jonathan King. Listen to the full interview here.

Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63
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Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison passed away from a reported heart attack on Sunday, August 31, according to his former Survivor bandmate Jim Peterik. He was 63 years old.

Peterik, who was a cofounder of the group, had this to say in a statement on Monday, "I'm in shock. I've lost a dear friend and the world has lost a great talent - singer Jimi Jamison."

Survivor posted the following message on their Facebook page, "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Peterik's camp sent over these details about Jimi's achievements with Survivor, "Jimi Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 and recorded a number of the band's best-known songs including, 'I Can't Hold Back' as well such Billboard Top 10 hits as, 'High On You,' 'The Search is Over,' and 'Is this Love' among others."

Ted Nugent Warned Hendrix, Bon Scott They Were Going To Die
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Ted Nugent says in a new interview that he warned a raft of musicians, including AC/DC's Bon Scott, Jimi Hendrix and The Who's Keith Moon, about the dangers of addiction - but says they didn't listen.

He tells Radio.com: "I told Jimi Hendrix he was gonna die. I told Bon Scott he was gonna die. I told Keith Moon he was gonna die. They all thought I was an idiot. They called me an a**hole and a loser because I wouldn't drink and puke and drool.

"I didn't take it personally - I kew drugs had destroyed their sense of logic and their sense of decency. 'No, I don't want any of that, Bon and why you're killing yourself, I'll never understand. If I had your voice, I'd rule the planet.'"

He also had some strong words for his old reality show castmate Sebastian Bach here.

Michael Schenker Robbed
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Michael Schenker's next Temple Of Rock album is in disarray after thieves broke into his studio and stole guitars, equipment and the computers containing his recorded work to date.

But vocalist Doogie White has vowed the band will get over the disaster - while appealing for help to recover the missing property. The theft took place between Friday evening and Sunday morning at Kidroom Studios in Greven, Germany, where tracking was underway for Spirit On A Mission. Among the stolen items are four Schenker guitars including a custom Dean V in chrome - one of only three ever made.

White tells TeamRock: "We're a bit f***ed and a bit pissed off. I only got home on Friday after laying down the vocals, and Herman Rarebell just arrived to track the drums. The thieves broke in through skylights and stole a bunch of guitars, and also the computers containing the tracks. Then we found they'd also taken the backups."

A lot more details here.

Jethro Tull Founding Member Glenn Cornick Dead At 67
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Glenn Cornick, who was Jethro Tull's original bass player, has died. The 67-year-old died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hawaii, it's been reported.

Cornick was born on April 23, 1947 in Barrow-In-Furness and played in various groups before briefly joining Ian Anderson in the John Evan Band in 1967. The band soon split, leading the pair, along with guitarist Mick Abrahams, to form what would become Jethro Tull.

The bassist played on the first three Tull albums This Was, Stand Up and Benefit before he was "invited to leave" by the band's manager Terry Ellis in 1970.

He formed Wild Turkey, recording the albums Battle Hymn, Turkey and four-track sampler Don't Dare To Forget, before joining German band Karthago. He went on to form Paris with ex-Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch.

More including Anderson's tribute here.

Joe Perry Helped Give Metallica The Blues
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Joe Perry had to teach blues classic Train Kept A'Rollin' to Metallica because the thrash giants didn't know the blues staple - but he doesn't think it's a bad thing.

He ran through the classic track, first recorded in 1951, ahead of Metallica's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2009. The band performed it during their induction ceremony with help from Perry, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Ronnie Wood.

Asked about the story in his book Rocks: My Live In And Out Of Aerosmith, Perry tells Vanyaland.com: "The story wasn't meant to be a put-down - and I hope it doesn't come across that way. It's not how I meant it.

"It's more of an observation that every generation seems to get away from the original stuff; and it's also that each generation is going to have to find their inspirations. They're going to hear something and they're going to go, 'I like that,' or, 'I don't like that.'"

He believes there's no requirement to study the history of rock'n'roll in order to play it: "I don't think that part's important, unless you're just interested in it. It's that feeling you get that's important.

"99percent of people who listen to music don't know and don't care - and frankly it's not their job to care. Their job is to enjoy it and have fun with it or listen to it to give you a lift or to mellow you out or whatever you want that's what it's for. 'Any old way you use it,' like Chuck Berry said."

Courtney Love Changes Her Focus
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Courtney Love says her time for holding grudges is in the past - and while she insists relations are good between her former Hole bandmates, she's taken another swipe at ex-boyfriend Billy Corgan.

She recently quashed rumours of a Hole reunion after some rehearsals with Melissa Auf der Maur, Patty Schemel and Eric Erlandson - and now she says her role in TV series Sons Of Anarchy means her focus is on acting, not making music.

Love tells Paper magazine: "It's more important for me to act right now than to play rock'n'roll. Me, Melissa, Patty and Eric have rehearsed a few times, but in order to pull that off, we'd have to make some music that's relevant to now. And we'd have to get a modern producer.

"My relationship with them is great. At this point in my life no one is my enemy. Any grudges or issues with that past? I'm done with it." But she adds: "The only person I'm concerned about is Corgan. I'm like, 'What is your problem?' I just wish he'd mellow out, that's all. We're older - get over it."

Smashing Pumpkins Days Are Numbered?
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Smashing Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan reveals in a new interview that he might pull the plug on the band after he finishes working on his current projects.

He is working on albums Monuments For An Elegy and Day For Night and reveals he's increasingly frustrated at the state of the music business, saying he finds it hard to grab the attention of music fans.

Corgan tells The Chicago Tribune: "I'm not willing to wait around 15 to 20 years to have somebody go, 'Hey, that album you made is really good' and then sell it to the 7000 people that are still paying attention.

"When this new album process is over, I'm either going to bail on this ship for good or I'm going to have a new ship to sail on."

Live Releasing First New Album In 8 Years
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Live will release their first album for eight years in October. The Turn will be the band's first record with new singer Chris Shinn, who replaced Ed Kowalczyk in 2012.

The new album is due for release on October 28th in North America and a day earlier in the UK via Think Loud Recordings. The release of the album will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the group's eight-million selling Throwing Copper.

Original members Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey remain in the line-up. A Pledge Music campaign has been started to help with the album launch, with a portion of the proceeds going to Musicians On Call - a charity which brings music to the bedsides of hospital patients.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Career Spanning Box Set Coming This Fall
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Stevie Ray Vaughan's career will be celebrated this fall with the release of "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection", a 12-disc box set due October 28.

The set brings together, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's official studio and live album catalogue, including the inaugural commercial release of "A Legend In The Making", a highly collectible (formerly) promotional only recording of SRV & DT's incendiary performance at Toronto's El Mocambo club in 1983. In addition, "The Complete Epic Recordings Collection" features two discs compiling rare and hard-to-find archival tracks.

Vaughan was already making a name for himself in Texas with live performances before releasing his debut album, "Texas Flood", in 1983. The record introduced the guitar slinger to the world and opened the gates for a flow of gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, an unprecedented achievement for any blues act.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, following an awe-inspiring performance with Double Trouble and Eric Clapton at the Alpine Valley Resort in Wisconsin.

SAXON’s Biff Byford Fronts Film Concept Group, THE SCINTILLA PROJECT - New Album ‘The Hybrid’ Coming Next Week!
Music Inspired by the Movie ‘Scintilla’
Select Tracks Co-Produced by World-Famous Producer Andy Sneap
Hitting Stores September 2, 2014 via UDR Music

“Scintilla”, a science fiction thriller, is set deep underground in the wilds of a former Soviet state where strange genetic experiments are taking place. A war weary mercenary is hired to lead a company scientist to the secret underground laboratory and with his team of mercenaries to steal the research in the laboratory. Along the way the good people face dangerous militia involved in a bloodthirsty civil war, strange monsters lurking in the abandoned tunnels of the old Soviet bunker and finally they meet the scientist running the genetic experiments and her terrifying secret.

The film has inspired a newly formed super-group THE SCINTILLA PROJECT, fronted by SAXON’s own BIFF BYFORD, who will be releasing their album The Hybrid in the U.S., featuring songs inspired by the film, on September 2, 2014 via UDR Music. Select tracks on the record are co-produced by world-famous heavy metal producer Andy Sneap, who also plays guitar on these tracks.

Biff Byford states, “I was introduced to Lionel Hicks by Toby Jepson while recording ‘Call To Arms’. This was leading SAXON to write a song for the Lionel Hicks produced film ‘Scintilla’. As the film developed through production, our minds began working – maybe we could put together a concept album based on and inspired by the film. While I was having a break from writing with SAXON, Lionel Hicks, Anthony Ritchie (both ‘Balance Of Power’), and I decided that I would produce and also sing on the album. I brought in Andy Sneap to co-produce and play guitar on some tracks.”

Tracklisting:
1.      Scintilla (One Black Heart)
2.      Beware The Children
3.      Permanence
4.      Some Nightmare
5.      Angels
6.      Pariah
7.      The Damned And Divine
8.      Life In Vain
9.      No Rest for The Wicked (SAXON recording as featured in the film – taken from ‘Call To Arms’)

THE SCINTILLA PROJECT:
Biff Byford (vocals)
Lionel Hicks (drums)

Anthony Ritchie (bass)
Andy Sneap (guitar)

For more information on THE SCINTILLA PROJECT, please visit http://udr-music.com/index.php/thescintillaproject-band.

HELLION ANNOUNCES COMPLETE TOURING LINE-UP FOR THEIR ‘KARMA’S A BITCH’ NORTH AMERICAN DATES

HELLION announces a stellar line-up for their Karma’s A Bitch tour including vocalist Ann Boleyn, drummer Simon Wright (formerly of AC/DC, DIO, and UFO), keyboardist Scott Warren (formerly with DIO and Heaven & Hell), bassist Greg Smith (formerly with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, and Blue Oyster Cult), up-and-coming shred guitarist Maxxxwell Carlisle, and special guest rhythm guitarist Georg Dolivo of Rhino Bucket. This will be the first time HELLION has ever toured as a six-piece band.

Members of HELLION recently were interviewed by Allie Jorgen of L.A. Metal Media about their upcoming tour and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37eot14eH_s&feature=youtu.be

As a thank you to all the HELLION fans for their overwhelming support, between now and the start of HELLION's Karma's A Bitch tour, HELLION is giving away a FREE DOWNLOAD of a different HELLION song every day! To get your free download, click here: http://www.hellion.us/download-of-the-day-free

Entitled Karma’s A Bitch, HELLION’s new mini-album will be released on CD on October 7, 2014, through New Renaissance Records in the U.S., and HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8 in Europe and the U.K. A special, limited edition fan pack is also available for pre-order through HELLION’s official website at http://www.hellion.us.

HELLION’s new song ‘Hell Has No Fury’ is available for streaming here.

HELLION‘s North American dates are as follows:
October 2 - Whiskey a Go Go (Los Angeles, CA)
October 3 – Count’s Vamp'd (Las Vegas, NV)
October 4 – Cactus Moon (Mesa, AZ
October 7 – Lasalles Bar (Chico, CA
October 9 – The Hop (Spokane, WA
October 10 - El Corazon (Seattle, WA)
October 11- The Bouquet (Boise, ID)
October 15 – Red Line Tap (Chicago, IL)
October 16 – Dead Horse Saloon (Pittsburgh, PA)
October 17 – Rock Pile West (Toronto, ON)
October 18 - Obsession Live (Ottawa, ON)
October 19 - Legendary Dobbs (Philadelphia, PA)
October 20 – Fish Head Cantina (Baltimore, MD)
October 22 – Devils Tail (Junction City, KS)
October 23 –The Vanguard (Tulsa, OK)
October 24 --The Chameleon Room (Oklahoma City, OK)
October 25 -- Concert Pub North Metal Fest (Houston, TX)
October 26 – Fitzgeralds (San Antonio, TX)
October 27 – TBA (McAllen, TX)
October 30 – Brick By Brick (San Diego)
October 31 – End of Tour Party (Secret Location)

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Joe Lynn Turner Calls Rainbow Reunion A Very Big Possibility
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Joe Lynn Turner has suggested plans are being made for a Rainbow reunion - even though he's admitted he's not allowed to talk about it. The vocalist says "it's a very big possibility" that he could be working with Ritchie Blackmore again soon.

The former Deep Purple guitarist split the band in 1997 after a three-year stint featuring Doogie White on vocals. Turner was a member between 1980 and 1984, taking the mic after Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet.

Asked about the chances of a reunion, Turner tells Rock Overdose: "I'm going to be honest with you right now - yes, possibly. It's very possible. Last year I wouldn't say it, but this year I say it. It's a very big possibility that something might happen. I heard talk of it, and all I can say is I'm not supposed to talk about it.

"But I'm talking to you now and all I want to do is say 'yes.' We may have a reunion, and it would be phenomenal."

Sixx A.M. Release Cover Of The Cars' Drive
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Sixx A.M. have made their cover of The Cars' track Drive available to stream. The song is taken from the group's third album Modern Vintage, which will be released in October.

Drive was a hit for The Cars in 1985. Sixx AM singer James Michael says: "It took us three records to do a cover song, but I'm so glad that we waited. And I'm so glad we chose to do the one we did."

Bassist Nikki Sixx says they toyed with doing a cover of Elvin Bishop's Fooled Around And Fell In Love before settling on Drive. Sixx adds: "One day I called Michael up and just sang the opening line to Drive, and he said, 'That's a Sixx AM song.' I think it was an opportunity to cover a song that is so defined that you have to be very careful not to wreck it. That song is so loved by so many people, including us, that we really wanted to pay a real tribute to it, and I believe we have."

Check out the cover here.

Vinnie Paul Says Calls For Pantera Reunion Are Selfish
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Vinnie Paul has slammed fans who want a Pantera reunion as selfish. Speculation has circulated for some time that the band could regroup with Zakk Wylde in place of murdered guitarist Dimebag Abbott - providing frontman Phil Anselmo and Dime's brother Paul can settle their differences.

But the drummer tells EMP Rock Invasion: "People are selfish. They want what they want; they don't care what you want. People go, 'Oh wow, they can get Zakk to jump up there on stage and it's Pantera again.'

"No it's not. It's not that simple. If Eddie Van Halen was to get shot in the head four times next week, would everybody be going, 'Hey, Zakk, go play for Van Halen - just call it Van Halen.'

"It's really selfish for people to think that, and it's stupid. It's not right at all."

Phil Rudd Excited About Sound Of AC/DC's New Album
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd reckons the band's first album without Malcolm Young is better than 2008's Black Ice. The mainman took no part in recording sessions during May as a result of long-standing health issues - which may mean he'll never return to the band he's led since 1973.

Describing the Aussie giants' 15th studio work as "stellar," Rudd tells Triple M: "It was done in 10 days and I've never played better. I hope it's as good as I remember when I came away from the studio. It's pretty damn good."

He says mastering work has been completed, but he believes the production process could be faster: "Usually you master something and wait a couple of weeks and you go and have a listen to it. They do things a certain way - I think they're taking too long."

Badlands Members Reunite In Red Dragon Cartel
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Jake E. Lee has welcomed his former Badlands bandmate Greg Chaisson into Red Dragon Cartel. The bassist has been brought in to replace Ron Mancuso, who quit the band to concentrate on his production career.

And this will not be the first time that Chaisson performs with the band as he had previously filled in for Mancuso at a concert in Arizona in March this year.

The band say in a statement: "We would like to welcome Greg Chaisson to RDC. The band is excited to have Greg on board and can't wait to share the stage with him."

FRONTIERS MUSIC SET TO RELEASE DENNIS DeYOUNG AND THE MUSIC OF STYX LIVE IN LOS ANGELES
Deluxe CD/ DVD combination will feature the greatest songs DeYoung originally recorded with STYX
.

Powerful. Majestic. Compelling.

These are some of the words that have described the unforgettable live performances given by singer/songwriter/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung. Now in 2014, the nearly five decade musical legacy of DeYoung has come full circle. Frontiers Music Srl will release on October 17th in Europe and 21st in North America Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of STYX Live In Los Angeles in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, encompassing the greatest hits of STYX sung once again by the voice who made them famous.

Recorded and filmed for this special CD/DVD release and for an October US TV live concert special, these classic STYX songs were captured before an enthusiastic audience at the intimate El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on March 18th,

2014. The 2CD/DVD version is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com here: http://geni.us/DDYLiveAMZ Preorders

of the Blu-Ray and digital versions will be made available soon.

“If you are a STYX fan this DVD CD package covers all the hits in one great concert experience,” says deYoung, who wrote and sang nearly all of that legendary band’s radio hits, as well as a number of solo hits. “The intimate setting

of the historic El Rey theater was the perfect venue to see me and the band up close rockin’ these tunes.”

Captured with 8 cameras in Hi Def, the show features DeYoung performing the band’s catalog of classic rock hits

that became a staple on radio during the 1970s and 80s. Among them: “Lady,”“Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Show Me The Way,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Babe,” “Best Of Times ,” “Come Sail Away” and many others. DeYoung, who began playing with the members of STYX in the early 1960s as a band called The Tradewinds, changed its name, wrote and sang the band’s breakthrough single, “Lady” in 1972. The group would go on to have over a dozen gold and platinum albums over the next twenty years. DeYoung left STYX in 1999. In addition to his success with STYX, DeYoung wrote and recorded several solo projects and did an album of Broadway standards, after touring as Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar.

 “To have this band and these songs on a Blu-Ray, DVD and two CD set is a dream come true,” says DeYoung. “I have to thank AXS Tv in the US and Frontiers in Italy for this special opportunity.”

Track listing:

CD1: The Message / Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands. CD2: Rockin The Paradise/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Foolin Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away.
DVD: Grand Illusion/ Lady/ Lorelei/ Blue Collar Man/ Show Me The Way/ Mr. Roboto/ Desert Moon/ Don’t Let It End/ Too Much Time On My Hands/ Crystal Ball/ Babe/ Fooling Yourself/ Suite Madame Blue/ Best Of Times/ Renegade/ Come Sail Away.

Preorder the 2CD/DVD version of Dennis DeYoung And The Music of STYX Live In Los Angeles at: http://geni.us/DDYLiveAMZ
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BILLY IDOL WILL RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND’ ON OCTOBER 21
FIRST SINGLE “CAN’T BREAK ME DOWN” IS AVAILABLE NOW WITH iTUNES PRE-ORDER--AND IS STREAMING ON THE NEW BILLYIDOL.NET

Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND, his first new album in almost a decade, on October 21. The album will be released on IDOL's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below.       

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.”  The single is now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net and will be delivered instantly to fans that pre-order the new album beginning today on iTunes.  The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions. Fans can also pre-order the CD on Amazon.com beginning today.

The artwork for KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND (seen above) was designed by street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.

The album will arrive close to the release of BILLY IDOL’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, DANCING WITH MYSELF, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of October 7.

IDOL and his band, including longtime collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, will launch a European Tour in November, the first of several legs of a World Tour that will continue into 2015.

Link to iTunes Pre-order of BILLY IDOL’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes

Link to Amazon Pre-order of BILLY IDOL’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRACK LIST
Bitter Pill
Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
Save Me Now
One Breath Away
Postcards From The Past
Kings & Queens Of The Underground
Eyes Wide Shut
Ghosts In My Guitar
Nothing To Fear
Love And Glory
Whiskey And Pills

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QUEENSRYCHE STARRING GEOFF TATE TO AUCTION OFF QUEENSRYCHE STAGE BACKDROP FEATURED ON SEVERAL TOURS WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO DEVOUT FAN, BRYAN STOW

GEOFF TATE TO ALSO DONATE PROCEEDS OF SONG, "FACING MY DEMONS," TO STOW, WHO CONTINUES TO MAKE PROGRESS AFTER BEATING AT DODGER STADIUM IN 2011

On opening day of the baseball season in 2011, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium by two individuals, who are currently serving a sentence for their actions.

Stow, a proud father of two and a paramedic, sustained severe injuries to his brain and was placed into a medically-induced coma after the incident.

It would be months before he would go outside and, ultimately, more than two years before he would go home.

Shortly after the occurrance, while Stow was in the hospital, Queensryche became aware that he was one of their biggest fans, sporting a sizeable tattoo of the Queensryche logo on his left arm.

At the request of a friend, the band made a surprise visit to Bryan in the hospital that September, which ended up being an experience that both will never forget.

"We were incredibly inspired by his love for life, his love for his family and his love for our music," states original Queensryche lead singer, Geoff Tate.

With a week remaining in their Farewell tour, Geoff's version of Queensryche (which will continue on as Operation: Mindcrime after the tour ends) will be auctioning off the Queensryche stage backdrop that has been featured on several tours. "It's truly a special part of our musical history and we'd like to raise some much-needed funds for Bryan so he can continue his progress."

The auction will begin at 3:00pm PDT on Sunday, August 31, the day after the very last performance of Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate - The Farewell Tour, and will end at 3:00pm PDT the following Sunday, September 7, 2014. "We're honored and thankful to have fans like Bryan in our life and would like to present him with a check just prior to Thanksgiving. Every little bit helps at this point and we hope to continue our efforts for Bryan and his family down the road."

Come Sunday, fans desiring to bid can enter "Queenryche Stage Backdrop" on eBay or go to the direct link at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=261574477081.

In addition to the money raised from the auction of the backdrop, Geoff will, personally, be donating his proceeds from a song titled, "Facing My Demons," that he sings with The Voodoos, who are currently out on tour with him. The song can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/facing-my-demons-single/id788709857.

Earlier this month, Bryan came out for the Queensryche Starring Geoff Tate performance in Morgan Hill, California and, more recently, made a clubhouse visit with his son to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Sunday, August 17, where he was guided by longtime third base coach Tim Flannery and Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt.

Flannery, a musician himself, has performed a series of Northern California concerts over the past three years to raise money for Bryan, and plans to continue his efforts as well.

To all music fans... to all sports fans... to all those who just want to do some good...

Get out there and bid!

ADDITIONAL ONBOARD ACTIVITES ANNOUNCED FOR MOTÖRHEAD’S MOTÖRBOAT ‘THE LOUDEST BOAT IN THE WORLD’ SAILS FROM MIAMI TO KEY WEST AND COZUMEL SEPTEMBER 22-26 ONBOARD CARNIVAL ECSTASY WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD,

ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DOWN & MORE

The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat, featuring three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world--Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax--will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West , Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature Testament, Down, High On Fire, plus Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.

Scott’s spoken word performances in support of his upcoming Swearing Words In Glasgow CD (out November 13 via Megaforce Records) are an honest look at the insane life that he has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences, Scott certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.

Those onboard Motörhead’s Motörboat will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film Lemmy, directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski.

In addition, theme nights for Motörhead’s Motörboat are as follows:

Monday, September 22 -- Löud and Hometown Pröud

Motörhead’s Motörboat will have a very diverse and international crowd. Guests are encouraged to be proud of where they come from. Wear a state jersey, don your Nordic horns, paint your face and show your city/state/country pride.

Tuesday, September 23 -- Pajamarama

“Rock on out in your jammies!” It’s the biggest slumber party on the open seas. We know some people like to sleep in the buff, so remember that you have to wear something, even if it’s minimal. And who knows, there might even be the biggest pillow fight of all time?

Wednesday, September 24 -- Fiesta En Barco

Motörboat is going to Mexico and back. It’s siesta and fiesta day! In the morning – sleep late. We don’t get off the boat in Cozumel until 1pm. (There will be activities a'plenty in the morning – info on those will come later). When we get back, it’s FIESTA all night – bring something from home, or pick up something new in Mexico – show off how you spent your day: sombreros, Mexican wrestling masks, donkeys, your tequila face, anything...

Traditionally, theme nights start after dinner and go late into the night. While guests are not required to dress up, the sea's the limit with the amount of fun one can have. Find others to join you and dress up in groups. Go stag and stand out in the crowd. Enjoy yourselves...be creative and push the envelope.

Thursday, September 25 -- Go To Heaven, Raise Hell

This is our full day at sea! It’s Heaven & Hell, Leather & Lace. It’s the best of both worlds. Show us your good side or your naughty side. As we pay homage to those rock gods that have passed, come to our all star jam dressed as your favorite rocker, groupie, devil, or angel. The sky and the sea are the limit!

www.MotorheadCruise.com

Highway To Hell  35th Anniversary Bittersweet for AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young InTheStudio 

Dallas, TX - August 26, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 35th anniversary of Highway to Hell, the breakthrough album and bittersweet end of the Bon Scott era for AC/DC. 

In August 1979 a lot of North American rock music fans had no idea that Highway to Hell  was the Australian-based AC/DC’s fifth studio album, and that their long-suffering U.S. record label was getting frustrated by the band’s lack of sales. 

Short on money but with a full tank of steely determination, armed with a demo tape containing Highway to Hell , the band found and secured a young South African producer named “Mutt” Lange. Lead guitarist Angus Young recounts to InTheStudio host Redbeard:                                      

“We actually had written most of the songs in a weekend for Highway to Hell... We snuck in the rehearsal studio...we put a tape together and sent it to Mutt Lange and he said, ‘Look, I hear what you’re trying to do. I’m sure I can do you a great job’.”

The result was a rock masterpiece complete with the title track “Highway to Hell”, “Girl’s Got Rhythm”, “Shot Down In Flames”, “If You Want Blood”  which all to quickly became rock classics. But as rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young recalls, tragically, colorful lead singer Bon Scott would only get to enjoy the worldwide success of Highway to Hell  (certified seven million sold in the US) for another eight short months. 

“Bon was unlucky, he just happened to fall asleep with his head in the wrong position from a big night of drinking... Bon wasn’t a rockstar like Jim Morrison. Bon was a rock and roller. He lived that lifestyle, he didn’t act that lifestyle.”

AC/DC Highway to Hell 35th /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/acdc-highway-hell-35th-anniversary-angus-young-malcolm-young/
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ACE FREHLEY BREAKS RECORDS WITH NEW ALBUM SPACE INVADER
TOP 10 DEBUT MARKS HIGHEST DEBUT FOR ANY KISS SOLO RECORD EVER

NEW YORK, NY) - 2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has made history with his new album Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart this week.  The LP scores the highest charting position of ANY Kiss solo album ever, and marks Frehley's first return to the Top 10 since KISS's 1998 Pyscho Circus reunion album.   The album has also sold better in first week sales than Kiss' recently released Kiss 40 album. Internationally, Space Invader has debuted #1 on the Independent Chart and #16 on the Top 200 Chart in Canada, Top 40 in Switzerland and Sweden, and hit a historic benchmark for the first time ever as a solo artist in Germany.

Space Invader, Frehley's first studio album in five years, has also received praise from critics.  Rolling Stone wrote, "Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn't deserve to wear Kiss' Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman's first solo LP in five years says otherwise," while Associated Press hailed, "...the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978."   Paste also confirmed, "Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record."

Frehley stopped by The Tonight Show prior to his album release to sit in with legendary house band The Roots to perform his classic hit "New York Groove." Watch here.

Space Invader features nine brand new original songs, including the first single, “Gimme a Feelin'," as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s classic rock staple “The Joker." Frehley also tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album art for Space Invader. Kelly created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977).

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley (1978), went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  Ace also released an autobiography titled "No Regrets," which debuted at #10 on the NY Times Hardcover Non-Fiction best seller list in November 2011.  

GARY NUMAN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES THIS FALL

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27, 2014 - Industrial and Electro music pioneer Gary Numan today announced North American tour dates this fall. The 10-city run will kick off on October 23rd at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA and will bring the Splinter Tour to California, Oregon, Washington and Canada ahead of his performance at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival on November 8th. Tickets for all U.S. dates will go on sale this Friday, August 29th. Tickets for shows in Canada are on sale now. For a full list of upcoming dates see below or click HERE

Following Sold Out shows in the UK, a main stage appearance at Sonisphere Festival and a tour of Australia and New Zealand, Numan is touring in support of his latest critically acclaimed album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), which was released on his own label, Machine Music, in October 2013 and marked the artist's return to the Billboard 200 for the first time in over 31 years. The album was recorded in England and completed at Numan's home studio in Los Angeles, California, following his permanent move to the US at the end of 2012. Featuring some sublime guitar work from Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, Mojo called the album "Numan's finest hour."

The I Am Dust special edition digital EP was released earlier this summer and includes the album version of the track "I Am Dust", the original demo, and remixed by thenewno2 and Roman Remains. The EP is currently available for purchase at iTunes and Amazon.

Numan's influence has been recognized by a diverse array of the world's greatest artists, including Prince, Lady Gaga, Jack White, Kanye West, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, and more. "While Numan's unique, pioneering style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of Indie-Rock, Alternative, Electronic, and Industrial, he remains as focused as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. Utilizing many new sounds and ideas whilst retaining the feel of his classic sound, the softly spoken artist possesses one of the most distinctive voices in music.

Fall 2014 North American Dates

Thurs 23 Oct -Glasshouse, Pomona, CA (On Sale Friday 8/29 @ 9:00 AM EDT)
Fri 24 Oct - Mcnears Mystic, Petaluma, CA (On Sale Friday 8/29 @ 9:00 AM EDT)
Sun 26 Oct - Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR (On Sale Friday 8/29 @ 9:00 AM EDT)
Tues 28 Oct - Neptune Ballroom, Seattle, WA (On Sale Friday 8/29 @ 9:00 AM EDT)
Weds 29 Oct - Rickshaw, Vancouver, Canada (On Sale Nowhttp://ticketf.ly/1tBvj2b)
Thurs 30 Oct -Flames, Calgary, Canada (On Sale Now http://ticketf.ly/VO5YFN)
Fri 31 Oct -Union Hall, Edmonton, Canada (On Sale Now http://ticketf.ly/1mIlsTl)
Sat 1 Nov - O'Brians, Saskatoon, Canada (On Sale Now http://ticketf.ly/1pY7NfB)
Mon 3 Nov -Garrick, Winnipeg, Canada (On Sale Now http://ticketf.ly/1mIlCdh)
Weds 5 Nov -Blue Moose, Iowa City, IA (On Sale Friday 8/29 @ 9:00 AM EDT)
Sat 8 Nov - Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX (http://funfunfunfest.com)

www.garynuman.com

ADDITIONAL ONBOARD ACTIVITES ANNOUNCED FOR MOTÖRHEAD’S MOTÖRBOAT ‘THE LOUDEST BOAT IN THE WORLD’ SAILS FROM MIAMI TO KEY WEST AND COZUMEL SEPTEMBER 22-26 ONBOARD CARNIVAL ECSTASY WITH PERFORMANCES FROM MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD,

ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, DOWN & MORE
The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat, featuring three of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world--Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax--will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West , Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the September 22-26, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature Testament, Down, High On Fire, plus Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

A limited number of cabins are still available for Motörhead’s Motörboat at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.

Scott’s spoken word performances in support of his upcoming Swearing Words In Glasgow CD (out November 13 via Megaforce Records) are an honest look at the insane life that he has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences, Scott certainly has some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.

Those onboard Motörhead’s Motörboat will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film Lemmy, directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski.

In addition, theme nights for Motörhead’s Motörboat are as follows:

Monday, September 22 -- Löud and Hometown Pröud

Motörhead’s Motörboat will have a very diverse and international crowd. Guests are encouraged to be proud of where they come from. Wear a state jersey, don your Nordic horns, paint your face and show your city/state/country pride.

Tuesday, September 23 -- Pajamarama

“Rock on out in your jammies!” It’s the biggest slumber party on the open seas. We know some people like to sleep in the buff, so remember that you have to wear something, even if it’s minimal. And who knows, there might even be the biggest pillow fight of all time?

Wednesday, September 24 -- Fiesta En Barco

Motörboat is going to Mexico and back. It’s siesta and fiesta day! In the morning – sleep late. We don’t get off the boat in Cozumel until 1pm. (There will be activities a'plenty in the morning – info on those will come later). When we get back, it’s FIESTA all night – bring something from home, or pick up something new in Mexico – show off how you spent your day: sombreros, Mexican wrestling masks, donkeys, your tequila face, anything...

Traditionally, theme nights start after dinner and go late into the night. While guests are not required to dress up, the sea's the limit with the amount of fun one can have. Find others to join you and dress up in groups. Go stag and stand out in the crowd. Enjoy yourselves...be creative and push the envelope.

Thursday, September 25 -- Go To Heaven, Raise Hell

This is our full day at sea! It’s Heaven & Hell, Leather & Lace. It’s the best of both worlds. Show us your good side or your naughty side. As we pay homage to those rock gods that have passed, come to our all star jam dressed as your favorite rocker, groupie, devil, or angel. The sky and the sea are the limit!

www.MotorheadCruise.com

Robert Plant May End Career With New Album
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Legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has hinted in a new interview that his upcoming solo album, 'lullaby … And the Ceaseless Roar' maybe be his final release and mark the end of his career.

Plant surprised The Independent's James McNair when he made the following proclamation at the end of their conversation, "And maybe this new album is the end now for me."

McNair followed up and asked "Really? The end of what?" and Plant responded, "Of this musical wanderlust and the wonderful carousel that I've been on.

"It's like a kaleidoscope: you hold it up to the light, rotate it, and the pieces fall beautifully in different ways, but this record feels different. It's a consummation of all those bits from Son House to Roni Size to the Gambia and it seems to have some sort of finality."

The new album is set to be released on September 9th and Plant has lined up a handful of dates to support the trek including a show in London and four North American dates.

Read the Independent's full interview with Plant including a comical run-in with a fan here.

Ray Davies Denies Kinks Reunion Report
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Kinks fans have hoped-for years-that the iconic British band would reunite. On Tuesday (Aug. 26), the UK music magazine MOJO may have prematurely caused some excitement among those fans, when they reported that a reunion is imminent, in their story titled "Kinks Reunion Confirmed For 2015 - With Or Without Dave Davies."

The magazine quotes the band's leader Ray Davies as saying of his bandmate and brother: "Dave's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway. He's very welcome to turn up if he wants. I'd much rather work with him than without him."

When asked if the Kinks would still be the Kinks without Dave, Ray is quoted as saying, "Yes, it would. I think it's all down to the music. If somebody can't or won't play, there are other players out there. Mick and I want to do it," referring to founding drummer Mick Avory.

However, now Ray Davies claims he never said any such thing. The Kinks' official Facebook page posted a message today that reads: "MOJO is wrong. There will be NO Kinks reunion without BOTH Ray and Dave Davies. Ray Davies claims to have never said this."

Def Leppard To Rock NFL Game
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Def Leppard will perform the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium.

"Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in the FA Cup semifinal," said singer Joe Elliott, "I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for 'our' football, so I'm really looking forward to performing there before the NFL game , of course, soaking up the excitement of the actual match. I can't wait!"

The Raiders-Dolphins game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. U.K. time (1:00p.m. ET) and will be aired live in the U.K. on Channel 4 and Sky Sports and in the U.S. on CBS.

Iron Maiden Reissuing Classic Albums On Vinyl
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Iron Maiden have announced a vinyl reissues series that will see the band's classic 1980's catalogue re-released on heavyweight 180g black vinyl this fall.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (Oct 14th in North America) with the first three albums: "Iron Maiden", "Killers" and "The Number Of The Beast."

The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980's releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases will also be made available in a Collector's Box sized to house all 8 albums; this package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7" singles from each respective album will be made available.

Bob Dylan and The Band's 138-Track Basement Tapes Complete Coming
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Sony Legacy has revealed that they'll be releasing the next installment of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series. Titled The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, the collection is credited to Bob Dylan and the Band.

The six-disc set, including 138 tracks, is available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. The collection draws from Dylan's legendary 1967 sessions with the musicians who would later name themselves "The Band."

But for those who are unfamiliar with that era in Dylan history, here's some context: After a few years as one of pop's most significant voices in the '60s, Dylan took a break in July of 1966, when he was reported to have been injured in a motorcycle accident (Dylanologists have long debated whether or not that was just a ruse).

What is agreed upon is that Dylan retreated to upstate New York, where he recorded lots of new music (reportedly over a hundred songs) with Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and, later, Levon Helm, in the basement of a small house, dubbed "Big Pink" by the group, in West Saugerties. Their recordings included traditional covers as well as dozens of newly written Bob Dylan songs, including "I Shall Be Released," "The Mighty Quinn," "This Wheel's On Fire" and "You Ain't Going Nowhere."

Slash's Band Upped Their Game Because Of Aerosmith Tour
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Slash has credited Aerosmith with turning his band into a better outfit during their summer US tour together. The axeman has been on the road with the veteran rockers on their Let Rock Rule tour - and he insists he'll sound superior when he hits the UK in November as a result of their influence.

Slash tells UltimateGuitar: "It's been an amazing experience. Those guys have been heroes of mine ever since I was a teenager - and also because they're just such a great f***ing band.

"I think it's really upped our game playing with those guys. Our tour in November will be that much better as a result of having played with Aerosmith."

Joe Bonamassa Discusses Making Of New Album
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Joe Bonamassa has released a second video feature taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his upcoming album. Bonamassa will release Different Shades of Blue next month.

In his latest video blog, Bonamassa says: "The recording session in Vegas was great. It's a very creative place for us because there isn't any distractions, we're not at home and all we have to do is go from the hotel room to the studio and back to the hotel room. It's a very focused session. I'm very excited about hearing more finished versions of the songs."

It wasn't all plain sailing though. The guitarist previously admitted the writing process for the album wasn't the easiest he has ever experienced. Watch the video update here.

Classic Genesis Concert Film Getting DVD and Blu-Ray Reissue
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Genesis concert film Three Sides Live is set to be released on Blu-ray for the first time. Three Sides Live is released on the format on November 3rd in the UK.

Filmed in November 1981 on the Abacab tour in North America, it was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only ever been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007.

Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray. The show focuses on tracks from the Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are intercut with behind the scenes footage and interviews with band members. More here.

Suzi Quatro Releasing Box Set
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Suzi Quatro will release an 82-track box set to celebrate her 50-year career in the music business. The Girl From Detroit City spans her entire career across four discs and features album and poster artwork, photographs and up-to-date liner notes.

Along with her hits, the collection features three songs from her days in the Pleasure Seekers - the band Quatro formed with sister Patti in the 60s.

The anthology will launch on October 20 via Cherry Red Records, who will also release 2013 track The Girl From Detroit City on digital formats on September 29 - a track exclusive to the box set. Find out what else Quatro has planned here.

Led Zeppelin Scores Greatest Guitar Riff Of All Time
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Led Zeppelin's 1969 classic, "Whole Lotta Love", has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2. The BBC reports the track topped the list of songs ahead of tunes by Guns N' Roses, AC/DC , Deep Purple and others.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said he was "knocked out" by winning the vote. "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive," he said. "There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing."

"Whole Lotta Love" was the opening track on Led Zeppelin's 1969 sophomore release, "Led Zepplin II." The single peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on its way to selling a million copies Stateside and becoming the group's only US Top 10 single.

Check out the full list here.

GUITAR VIRTUOSO JOHN 5 CHARTS #50 ON THE BILLBOARD “HEARSEEKER” CHART WITH HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOLO ALBUM: CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE

Out Now On iTunes and Other Fine Digital Download Sites – Digital Only

The word just came in – John 5’s new release, CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE on 60 Cycle Hum Records – Just charted #50 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” Chart. Released digitally on August 12, "Careful With That Axe" is John 5's eighth solo album and features drummer Rodger Carter and bassist Matt Bissonette.

Recorded at The Doghouse Studios in Los Angeles in between tour legs, "Careful With That Axe" was produced by John 5, along with drummer, Rodger Carter, and illustrates his musical growth and talents as a guitar player and composer. Carter and Bissonette are in perfect sync, masterfully laying down the musical dreamscape with technical precision. Packed with rapid-fire, machine-gun riffs and musical crescendos, all intertwined with blistering-fast six-string assaults and an eerie sense of melody, John 5 leads you on a macabre journey through the twisted minds of a different brand of axe wielders. With compositions such as "Portrait Of Sidney Sloan", "The Dream Slayer" and "Flight Of The Vulcan Kelly", drawing you in with lightning-fast leads, completely redefining the term "shredding."

For more information go to www.john-5.com or www.facebook.com/john5official

CELEBRATING JON LORD the magical night in memory of the great man and musician featuring DEEP PURPLE BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES, PAUL WELLER, RICK WAKEMAN and many others

To be released as DVD, Blu-Ray and CD by earMUSIC on 26th September 2014

It was in 2006 when, once a year, a group of stellar musicians and stars of rock started meeting up in London for a night of live music. The main intent was to raise money for a charity called The Sunflower Jam.

At first the rumours about these sessions with Deep Purple, Robert Plant, Brian May and Alice Cooper were too good to be true, to the point that a few thought that they were nothing else than an urban legend.

"The Jam" as it soon started to be called quickly became a cult night.

A real must first of all for the artists themselves, finally free and happy to leave their commercial thoughts outside the venue and able to enjoy playing music together with colleagues, friends and maybe even secret rivals and for the audience, who often could simply not believe their eyes.

The Sunflower Jam started as an idea from Jacky Paice, who very often could count on the drumming of her husband Ian. Who would turn down playing with him?

The first editions were mainly open to guests and music business professionals that would contribute to the charity. Later "The Jam" became too good not to be available for the public.

It is in one of the earlier SFJs that Jon Lord played for the last time with his friends with Deep Purple, duetting in a peaceful "war of hammonds" with Don Airey, who had replaced Lord in Deep Purple when he decided it was enough with a life spent on the road, and after a lifetime dedicated to rock and roll, Lord left to concentrate to his first love: classical music and the combination of rock elements in it.

2014: "The Sunflower Jam" is a now a regular sold out event. The fourth one at the Royal Albert Hall. A night of great music but also an explosion of joy and will to live.

Jon Lord sadly passed away in 2012. Just a few weeks before the release of the just finished remake of what is universally known as the first ever meeting of classical music and rock. The "Concerto For Group and Orchestra". The same composition that Purple played live in 1969 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Considering the amount of respect, friendship and love expressed on any occasion by anybody who had worked, played or simply met Jon Lord, it is not a surprise that the 2014 Jam would be dedicated totally to his music. The night turned out to be an historical moment in rock music: A full orchestra, a director - Paul Mann - crazy enough to give wonderful arrangements to a repertoire going back and forth through fifty years of music, many old friends for an unforgettable night.

The Albert Hall sold out to the last seat...

Jon’s big musical loves were in the room, once again: same venue, many years later, many of the same people involved, a million times more the amount of emotions.

For four hours Jon’s music was shining. Commotion, jokes, laughs and a lot of music came together by magic.

The result is the show you can now hear and watch.

All the wonderful musicians who played at the "Celebrating Jon Lord" Sunflower Jam have left a precious mark but how not to mention the 45 minutes finale by Deep Purple, the Purple Mk III songs played by Paice with the old friend Glenn Hughes, together with Iron Maiden´s Bruce Dickinson, Rick Wakeman’s of Yes fame, Steve Balsamo (who sang in the late Jon Lord band and in his last studio album "Concerto"), members of The Temperance Movement, ex members of Whitesnake, Marsden and Moody, the "modfather" Paul Weller...

Ian Paice remembers the “Celebrating Jon Lord” night with vivid memory considering the time all the artists had to rehearse the music for the concert, (in Deep Purple’s case two hours the day before the show!) the resulting performance were nothing less than miraculous. A testament to the quality of the players and love for Jon and his works.

“It was like no concert I have ever played. To a person everyone in the Hall was there for a common purpose to honour a wonderful man and a great musician. The Royal Albert Hall is fairly large venue and can be intimidating, but that evening it was more like a gathering of friends at their local,(if slightly oversized) pub than a regular show.

I believe all the artists, the people in the audience and even the crew helping to make the show work, felt the difference that night.”

Everybody attending the show left the venue with an expression that clearly said "one day I will be able to say I was there"...

Now everybody will be able to see why.

Jon Lord, Deep Purple & Friends - "Celebrating Jon Lord - The Composer" Release date: Friday, September 26th 2014

Scott Weiland Imposter Fronts Stone Temple Pilots Cover Band?
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Last week, a strange story emerged in which many were duped (including the police) into thinking former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland had been arrested for methamphetamine possession and burglary. Quickly, the news was revised that the man accused was actually not Weiland, but Jason Hurley, just a dude that bared a striking resemblance to Weiland.

It turns out, Hurley's preoccupation with the "Plush" and "Interstate Love Song" singer goes deeper than just impersonating him on arrest. Hurley has claimed to be in a Stone Temple Pilots cover band, named Stone Tempered Pilots. Alternative Nation notes that on Hurley's Facebook page, he posted several months ago about a scheduled gig for the tribute act at Hollywood's Roxy Theatre.

Maybe equally as weird, is Hurley's claims to be in with a host of A-list musicians. In a separate post, Hurley refers to Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro as "my buddy," speaks of being at "Ozzies House with Sharon b--g in the background," (great friends, but he can't spell his name right?), and recalls being "attacked" by Juliette Lewis. He also likes soccer. For fun, check out the full, error-ridden Facebook post (via Alternative Nation) here.

Rush Working On Clockwork Angels Novel Sequel
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Rush's Neil Peart is working with author Kevin J Anderson on a sequel to their Clockwork Angels novel, it's been confirmed. Titled Clockwork Lives, the book will feature characters from the band's award-winning 2012 album and story.

The plans were announced by Anderson at the annual Rushcon in Toronto - and he also used the opportunity to announce a second literature project based on the Canadian icons' work.

Anderson reports: "For those of you not lucky enough to be at Rushcon, I made an announcement about an anthology of Rush-based stories I'll be co-editing with John McFetridge for ECW." More here.

Alice Cooper's Raise The Dead Live Release Coming
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Alice Cooper will release a new concert package, "Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken", this fall. Due October 21 in North America, (Oct 17 in Germany and October 20 in UK), the set features the rock legend recorded in concert at Wacken Open Air, an annual summer open air heavy metal festival that takes place in the small village of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany.

Recorded live on August 3, 2013, "Raise The Dead" will be available as DVD + CD digipack. The DVD contains 22 songs plus an interview with Alice, while the double CD contains the complete concert.

With "Raise The Dead - Live From Wacken", the German label UDR is starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one of the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation. Check out the trailer for the DVD here.

L.A. Guns, Poison, Cinderella Supergroup Release New Song
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Devil City Angels, featuring former LA Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, Cinderella bassist Eric Brittingham and Cheap Thrill singer Brandon Gibbs, have released a stream of No Angels - the fourth release from the US band.

They came together earlier this year, with Guns revealing the band want to focus on a no-nonsense rock sound. Guns had this to say about the project, "It's basic and it's simple.

"We might groove out a little more on some things and we might have a ballad or two, but other than that, we're going to keep it pretty straightforward 1977 rock." More here.

Rob Zombie Leads 10th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute
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Rockers were out in force on Sunday for the 10th annual Johnny Ramone Tribute at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced.

Presented by Johnny's wife, Linda Ramone, and hosted by Rob Zombie, the tribute featured live music, exhibits and a special outdoor screening under the stars of Zombie's classic film, "The Devil's Rejects."

For the all-star live jam, Zombie was joined by punk legend Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Duff McKagan, plus very special surprise guests - like Billy Idol - for some Ramones hits and punk rock classics.

Check out video from the show here.

Billy Duffy Discusses Direction Of The Cult's Next Album
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The Cult's Billy Duffy says the band are putting the pieces in place for their next album. Work on the follow-up to 2012's Choice Of Weapon has just begun, but the guitarist wants it to be heavier than 2007's Born Into This.

Duffy tells Vanyaland: "I don't think it will be like Born Into This - I think it'll be more guitar heavy. That was a 'guitar light' album for a lot of reasons I won't get into. It seemed a little guitar shy for a Cult album for my ears, but I'm biased."

While the guitarist says he and frontman Ian Astbury have some songs ready, it's still early days. He continues: "We've got completed songs, but there isn't really enough of a cross section of material to figure out what it's going to be like yet.

"I don't see it being a quantum departure - I don't think it's going to be too bonkers. For all I know, Ian wants to make an electro dub dance album." More from Duffy here.

Former Dio Guitarist Recruits MSG Star For New Band
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Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy's new supergroup is taking shape with the announcement of the addition of Michael Schenker Group member Wayne Findlay.

Goldy and ex-Quiet Riot frontman Mark Huff revealed earlier this year they were putting together a new group and they have now revealed guitarist/keyboard player Findlay as the latest addition.

Goldy says: "I wanted to put the 'holy sh*t' factor back into the hard rock/heavy metal genre by getting virtuosos in their own right together in one band that not only look the part, but are also unusually and vastly talented and who are good human beings - and we can all agree on producing high-quality music together." More here.

The Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: 3 Music Festival This Weekend
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Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Poison, Mr. Big), Steve Hunter (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, David Lee Roth) lead the lineup for The Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet: 3 Music Festival.

The benefit concert, organized by the Friends of Jason Becker for the famed guitarist who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's Disease), will take place this Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 8 pm at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

The show will also feature appearances from Michael Lee Frikins, Spiral Arms and Ben Woods, along with special guests. Proceeds will support the Jason Becker Special Needs Trust.

Becker is best known as one half of the Cacophony guitar duo with former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and as the replacement for Steve Vai in David Lee Roth's band. His time in Roth's band was cut short when he was diagnosed with ALS.

Most people have seen the various ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos across the web over the past few weeks. Becker himself took the challenge this weekend and issued a challenge to Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer to do the same. Check out the video here.

BRYAN ADAMS REVISITS HIS MUSICAL ROOTS ON NEW ALBUM, TRACKS OF MY YEARS, FEATURING A COLLECTION OF COVER SONGS AND NEW TRACK “SHE KNOWS ME”

Los Angeles, CA (August 25, 2014) – Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams is set to release his first studio album in more than six years with Tracks Of My Years (Verve Records), a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, announced today.  Releasing September 30, 2014 in the US and Canada (October 6 in Europe and other territories), Tracks Of My Years is co-produced by Adams, David Foster and Bob Rock, and includes ten cover songs featuring a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's "Rock & Roll Music," Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" to the Beatles' "Any Time At All." The collection also includes a brand new track, “She Knows Me” co-written with his long-time writing partner Jim Vallance. The Adams/Vallance partnership was responsible for many of Adams’ classic hits including “Heaven,” “Summer of ‘69” and “Run To You.” The 11-track release and 16-track deluxe version will be available digitally and at retailers nationwide.  Presale is live today, link: http://smarturl.it/TracksMyYearsDlx.

"Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time" noted Adams.  "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals.  We did about 3 months of recording, spread out over the course of 2 years.  Radio was king when I was a teenager," Adams reflected, "you'd hear McCarney's ‘Admiral Halsey’ straight into ‘Kiss and Say Goodbye’ by the Manhattans. Radio didn't discriminate back then."

The critics have issued early praise for Adams’ first album of covers, “…the high is heavenly.  With God Only Knows,…he takes words, tune, a piano goes a deal slower than the original, and sings the plain beauty of it from the intimacy of the heart rather than the aesthetics Brian Wilson’s glorious art.  Track of the year contender right there.” – Mojo

Tracks Of My Years, the first studio release from Adams since Eleven in 2008, is an eclectic mix of songs reflective of the time when rock was played alongside pop, country and R&B, and follows Adams’ critically-acclaimed acoustic album, 2010’s "Bare Bones" a release that resulted in sold out shows across Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.

Tracklisting for Standard Version
1)  Any Time At All
2)  She Knows Me
3)  I Can't Stop Loving You
4)  Kiss And Say Goodbye
5)  Lay Lady Lay
6)  Rock And Roll Music
7)  Down On The Corner
8)  Never My Love
9)  Sunny
10) The Tracks Of My Tears
11)  God Only Knows

Tracklisting for Deluxe
1)  Any Time At All
2)  She Knows Me
3)  I Can't Stop Loving You
4)  Kiss And Say Goodbye
5)  Lay Lady Lay
6)  Rock And Roll Music
7)  Down On The Corner
8)  Never My Love
9)  Sunny
10) The Tracks Of My Tears
11)  God Only Knows
Bonus 
12)  You've Been A Friend To Me
13)  Many Rivers To Cross
14) C'mon Everybody
15)  Help Me Make It Through The Night
16)  You Shook Me

About Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is one of the world's most highly acclaimed singer/songwriters.  In a career that has spanned more than four decades, the Grammy-winning singer has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, garnered 21 top ten hits, earned nominations for three Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, received 18 Juno Awards, an American Music Award and five ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture.

Adams is the recipient of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada; he has received an award for "Artist of the Decade" and has been inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame.  He has a star on Canada's Walkway of Fame,  a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  and his handprint has been  added to the Wembley Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium. 

Bryan Adams' live performances have benefited His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Prince's Trust, Live Aid,  Live 8, The Concert for Freedom for Nelson Mandela, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Net Aid, The Canadian Avalanche Foundation and Breast Cancer to mention a very few.  Through his namesake foundation he has helped build schools and supported organizations that have helped disadvantaged people around the world.

Adams is also an acclaimed photographer.  His work has also been on display with Hear the World presents "Hear the World Ambassadors" – featuring exclusive portraits of renowned personalities from the film, music, and fashion industries.  His critically acclaimed exhibit, “Modern Muses,” was on display in 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  Amongst the books he has released (his most recent through the prestigious German publisher Steidl) are "Exposed" a collection of portraits and fashion work chronicling his photographic work to date, and "Wounded - The Legacy of War", a collection of intimate photographs documenting the personal sacrifice of war.

Adam's outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers of our time, performing over 120 concerts a year for audiences around the globe.

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Rock vocalist Joe Cerisano joins prog-rockers The Wizards of Winter for upcoming tour

The Wizards of Winter are excited to announce that acclaimed singer Joe Cerisano will bejoining the group as a special guest vocalist for their upcoming tour. Cerisano, a former vocalist with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, joins fellow TSO alum Guy LeMonnier and Tony Gaynor as the group's special guests in concert.Joe Cerisano is often referred to as The most famous anonymous singer in America because of his many years as a successful session vocalist and working in television and radio commercials. 

In addition to those countless sessions, Cerisano sang lead on two Billboard hits from the 1980s: The 1986 theme for the mega-event Hands Across America; and the Top 40 smash You Could Take My Heart Away by his band with guitarist Earl Slick, Silver Condor. 

Over the years, Cerisano has also sung lead for Blue Oyster Cult and back-up for artists as diverse as Michael Bolton and Korn. In 2000, as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra began their second year of live concerts by splitting into two touring companies, Joe got the call to be one of their featured lead vocalists, performing on their first four tours and recording Dream Child; for their Christmas Attic album. Says Cerisano, “I am thrilled to be heading out on tour with The Wizards of Winter this fall. I enjoyed my years of touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and I am happy to be singing some of the songs I did with them originally. Performing with TSO was a wonderful experience but it got to the point where I missed being home during the holidays with my wife and our two little boys. The Wizards are a great band and wonderful people as well.  Though they include some of TSO’s classics in their concerrts, their original material stands on its own and their whole experience takes me back to the more intimate days of touring with TSO in packed theaters.”

The Wizards of Winter, led by musical director and keyboardist Scott Kelly, will be touring eastern United States this fall in support of their forthcoming new studio album. The self-titled album features artwork by legendary cover artist Ioannis and includes the first single from this album, the instrumental hit March Of The Metal Soldiers, which was released in May. Says Kelly, “The Wizards are very excited that Joe accepted our offer to tour this year. He brings an enormous breadth of experience to the role. In addition to being an all around nice guy, his performance of the music is both powerful and uplifting. Personally, I can;t  wait to share the stage with him.”

For more information, visit http://www.thewizardsofwinter.com or http://www.cerisano.com

John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole
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Mark David Chapman, that man who shot and killed John Lennon in 1980, has been denied parole for the eighth time. Chapman may apply again in two years' time.

The killer, now 59, gunned down the ex-Beatle outside his New York apartment as he and wife Yoko Ono were returning home from a recording session. He was later handed a sentence of 20 years to life.

The three-man parole board noted that Ono had once again sent a letter asking that Chapman was not released - but that, along with others letters supporting her position, they'd also received notes from those who believed he should be granted freedom.

Courtney Love Goes Off After Beer Can Thrown At Her
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Courtney Love lost it at a recent show in Australia when a fan threw a beer can at her. She didn't go Artest and leap into the crowd fists ablaze, but she had some stern words for the concert-code violator.

"In 20 years, no one's thrown a beer can at me except for you, f--r," Love said to the beer thrower, which was captured on video. "Your weenie must be this f--g big."

"You wanna go back? You wanna f***ing f-k me up? Do not do that again," she said to applause, before adding, "the rest of you are excused." Watch video of the incident here.

Black Star Riders Name Joe Elliott Replacement
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Thin Lizzy offshoot Black Star Riders have revealed that they have recruited Nick Raskulinecz to produce their new studio album after Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was forced to pull out of the project.

Joe Elliott explains why he had to pull out of the project, "It is with great reluctance that I have had to pull out of the production job for the BSR second album. When I agreed to do it after a great meeting with the boys, it was at was at a time when Def Leppard weren't exceptionally busy. Things changed and I found myself in a situation where the amount of time I could allocate to the album would not have done justice to the record or the band.

"They deserve someone who can do the job without rushing it or having to bail out half way through due to other commitments. I KNOW they're are going to make a great second album and maybe sometime down the road, we can revisit the idea of working together again.

"Myself, Ricky [Warwick], and Scott [Gorham] have a very long-standing & firm friendship which goes back decades!! I wish them nothing but the best & much success with the new album."

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick adds, "Joe is like a member of the family. I was very excited by the prospects of Joe working with us on the new record, but sometimes things happen that we cannot control. I know we will work with Joe in the future."

The band has announced that they will now be entering the studio in September with Nick Raskulinecz to begin recording the new album. They are expecting to release the new effort next spring.

Raskulinecz, who had previously worked with The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, and Mastodon, had this to say about taking on production duties for the album, "I was a fan of the first album, and I'm really excited about the songs they've written for their new record. I'm really looking forward to getting into the studio with them to help bring those songs to life."

Warwick explains how they picked Raskulinecz for the album, "I have been a fan of Nick's work for some time. So when it became apparent that Nick wanted to work with us, we were all very excited! He has done some amazing work with other artists in the past and I can't wait to hear what we manage to create together in the studio."

Guitarist Damon Johnson adds: "Nick is an amazing talent and I know he is going to help take Black Star Riders to the next level. His résumé is staggering, his reputation is stellar, and his enthusiasm for our band and our songs is incredibly exciting."

Robert Plant Releases New Short Film
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Robert Plant has released the second part of "Returning To The Borders", which is a short film about his forthcoming solo album, "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar."

The footage sees the legendary Led Zeppelin frontman and some members of his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, sharing insights into the making of the record.

Due September 5 in Europe, September 8 in the UK and September 9 in North America, "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar" was recorded at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath, UK.

Watch the short film here.

AC/DC Will Never Stop
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Despite the health problems that have forced AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young out of the band's lineup, the band will not break up anytime soon, according to Phil Rudd.

In an interview with Australia's Today Show (via The Daily Mail), drummer Phil Rudd said it will take more than the loss of another band member to put an end to AC/DC, saying "we'll all have to be dead before it stops."

And this quote doesn't just apply to him. Rudd notes that leader Angus Young has a dedication to AC/DC that only mortality could squelch. "You'll never stop [lead guitarist Angus Young]," Rudd says. "There'll be another tour, and I'll be on it. And when there's another record, I'll be on that."

Bigelf Recruit John Wesley For Upcoming Tour
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John Wesley has confirmed he'll join Bigelf as guest guitarist during their winter European tour - following a run of solo band support slots with Flying Colors.

The Bigelf dates begin on October 25 and end with five British stops in November, including an appearance at Hard Rock Hell VII. Before that, Wesley and co will promote acclaimed recent album Disconnect with Flying Colors, who play London's Islington Assembly Hall on October 13 towards the end of a brief European run.

He says: "I 'm really excited to finally be able to bring the band to Europe. I'm looking forward to seeing and meeting all the fans and friends, and getting back into some of my favourite cities. Hopefully this tour will open the door to many more shows in many more cities in the future."

Whitesnake Announce Aldrich's Replacement
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Whitesnake leader David Coverdale has named Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra as the new addition to the band's lineup following the departure of axeman Doug Aldrich earlier this year.

"One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band, was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona," posted Coverdale.

"Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug's replacement in Whitesnake.

"We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th. 2014," he continued. "Joel is currently fulfilling his remaining tour dates with Night Ranger."

Michael Stanley - The Solo Years 1995-2014 - A complete insight into the last two decades of Michael Stanley - Available on November 4, 2014 

Michael Stanley started out as a bass player with the folk-rock group Silk in the late '60s, and according to Michael, "We weren't very good." Destiny demanded a solo career which in 1972 began with the self-titled first album on Tumbleweed Records which was produced by Bill Szymczyk (The Eagles, The Who) and featured "Rosewood Bitters," the song that would launch the 40 plus year journey that culminates in the release of The Solo Years 1995-2014. One more solo effort came in 1973 entitled "Friends & Legends" which is aptly titled since it, like the first album, included the efforts of Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren and David Sanborn with Bill Szymczyk at the helm again. It produced the legendary classic, "Let's Get The Show On The Road" which, to this day, commands thunderous applause in concert performances.

In 1974, Michael's friend Jonah Koslen was added to the list of friends and legends along with Daniel Pecchio from Glass Harp, and Tommy Dobeck and The Michael Stanley Band came into being. For more than a decade MSB worked wonders with fans and the singles charts as they took control of the Mid-West Rock scene. 12 albums and 12 years later, Michael saw the end of MSB and thought his rock star status had come to an end. But in the words of Michael, "Making music is a powerful drug; one that, despite the travails of the profession, can help keep you sane...or maybe just a little bit less insane...but anyway you look at it, it's still a hell of a lot cheaper than therapy!"

And thus, in 1995 he picked up where he left off in '74, feeding the addiction of writing songs and performing. Michael says, "It was a second act that I had never envisioned but one that I am eternally grateful for because it led to the twelve solo albums from which The Solo Years was pulled. I have been blessed to be able to continue to make music with people I love and respect and they always, always make the tunes better. And to rekindle a working relationship with my dear friend and mentor Bill Szymczyk on this anthology was the perfect icing on the cake."

This 3 disc set is structured as - Disc One: The Rousers, Disc Two: The Weepies and Disc Three: Crispy's Critters. The Rousers are tunes that have always excited his fans. The Weepies are powerful and emotional ballads. Crispy' Critters (referring to Bill Szymczyk's nick-name of "Crispy") was selected and sequenced by Bill himself and includes Bill's faves from Michael's solo material. Bill was driven to write liner notes for this release as well.

The Solo Years - 1995-2014 also includes two previously unreleased tracks that are sure to make Stanley fans very, very happy. Twenty years down and at least twenty more to go. Michael Stanley never stops!

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Peter Wolf Throws House Party InTheStudio  For Two J. Geils Band Classics: Bloodshot, Nightmares...

Dallas, TX - April 21, 2014.  InTheStudio.Net, the web home for North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands throws down two consecutive Seventies albums, Bloodshot and Nightmares... from Boston’s beloved J Geils Band.  

Formed in 1967, the J Geils Band made a name for themselves as an incredible jump blues band. Music writers loved the Boston-based band for several reasons, not least of which was the unabashed authenticity that the all-white sextet brought to indigenous American black blues and R&B songs without the homogenization which usually diluted similar British attempts. And then there was the J. Geils Band’s live show, which quickly became legendary.

Their first live album, Full House got significant national FM airplay which set up their next studio album in 1973, Bloodshot, exhibiting improved fuller sound courtesy of James Gang (later Eagles) producer Bill Szymczyk, and delivering their first Top 10 album and Top 40 single, “Give It To Me”

Forty years ago next month, J.Geils Band released Nightmares ... and other tales from the vinyl jungle building off their rise in popularity and delivering the rock radio fave “Detroit Breakdown” and their first big hit “Must of Got Lost”

Peter Wolf, in conversation with InTheStudio host Redbeard, remembers the key to the appeal of the J. Geils Band.  

“To really understand Geils records, you had to have seen the show... Our shows were like house parties. You come and get crazy, were going to get TWICE as crazy.”  

J Geils Band /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at:http://www.inthestudio.net/online-only-interviews/geils-band-bloodshot-nightmares-peter-wolf/

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Fake Scott Weiland Arrested
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News broke on Thursday that former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was arrested on July 26th, but as the story developed it was established that the person arrested was an imposter.

The original story broke on gossip website, and then several news outlets reached out to police, who confirmed that Weiland was arrested. But later in the day it was discovered that police had booked another individual under Weiland's name.

Weiland was quick to react to the original report, which stated that he was still in police custody. The singer posted a video on Facebook under the heading "Scott Weiland LOCKED UP . . . in the studio TMZ!" which showed him and his band in a recording studio.

Weiland said in the video, "I just got finished reading something very interesting, a nice piece of fiction from TMZ saying that I was in jail and had been for four months." (The report actually stated he was in custody for four weeks, not months.)

He continued, "I've actually been touring, writing and recording my new album." One of his bandmate then points out that they are in the studio and Weiland adds, "yeah, we are. This is the studio we are in right now. A Los Angeles studio.

"So all I have to say to our fans is, whether you find it funny or interesting or whether you're sad, don't worry, don't fret, it's a lie. TMZ, you'll be hearing from my attorneys."

Following the release of Weiland's video, the agency that made the arrest, Beverly Hills Police Department, issued the following statement, "Beverly Hills Police discovered through an FBI Fingerprint Return that the subject arrested was not Scott Weiland.

"The fingerprint return positively identified the individual as Jason Michael Hurley (44 years of age). Beverly Hills Police will be requesting an additional criminal filing on Hurley for 148.9 (a) P.C. - Furnishing False Information to a Peace Officer. Records will be updated to properly reflect this information."

AC/DC Member Confirms Band Will Tour
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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has confirmed that the Australian rockers will tour again despite a shakeup in their lineup earlier this year when Malcolm Young stepped away from the group for health reasons.

"There will be another tour and I will be on that," Rudd told the Nine Network while promoting his new solo record, "Head Job." "We will probably all have to be dead before it stops," he added.

AC/DC recently completed recording a new album in Vancouver without founding member Malcolm Young, who remains in hospital to address some health issues; his nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar during the sessions in Malcolm's absence.

Slash Calls Says Media Causing Guns N' Roses Conflict
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Slash says he blames the media for creating tension between him and his former Guns N' Roses bandmates. The guitarist has not spoken to Axl Rose since leaving the band in 1996. Slash later said it became impossible to work with the frontman, who he described as a "dictator."

Rose famously went on to describe Slash as "a cancer" during a 2009 interview. Now Slash says he is sick of the press trying to stir up conflict between himself and Rose.

He tells the Irish Examiner: "I'm not bored with the fascination with Guns N' Roses. What I'm bored with is all the brouhaha with stuff the media have no idea what they are talking about - the causing of unnecessary conflict between the original members. It's just a lot of drama and sensationalism. Everyone is trying to capitalize on that. I'm sick of it."

Band Offers To Pay To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
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It was reported this week that the NFL reached out to Coldplay, Rihanna, and Katy Perry and offered them the coveted Super Bowl halftime show if they were willing to pay the sports league for the gig. Now one band has issued a counter offer to the NFL.

British rockers You Me at Six, who topped the UK album chart and the Billboard Heatseaker chart with their latest effort "Cavalier Youth," issued a public offer to the NFL.

The band writes, "Dear NFL: We're sorry to hear that you're in such dire financial straits. While Coldplay and Rihanna mull your offer, we're here to help with a multi-tiered proposal:

"1. For $2 Million: We get to play the upcoming halftime show. 2. For $10 Million, one of us gets to quarterback a set of downs for the team of our choosing. 3. For $40 Million, the Super Bowl will be played with English football rules, where you must use your feet, and an actual ball.

"We look forward to hearing your thoughts once you've had a chance to review. We welcome any of the Super Bowl committee to attend one of our upcoming American concerts. Our tour kicks off September 15th at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA."

Genesis 3-Disc Retrospect Set For Release
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Genesis have revealed details of a 3-disc set entitled R-Kive, which will include classic tracks alongside solo material by Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett.

The 37-song collection spans a time period of 42 years, and it's set for launch on September 29 via UMC. The label say: "Genesis and their associated solo projects have accumulated a remarkable series of accomplishments over the years.

They've collectively amassed an incredible 14 chart-topping albums, as well as over two dozen more that reached the top 10. In total, Genesis and the members' related solo projects have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide."

More including track details here.

Peter Gabriel To Receive 2014 Prog God Award
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Prog Magazine's Progressive Music Awards have announced that Peter Gabriel will be the recipient of the 2014 Prog God Award at this year's ceremony.

The ceremony takes place at the prestigious Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, on Thursday September 11, and the Prog God Award recognizes the innovators of the past 40 years. Those, without whom, the world of music would be a much poorer place - and no one is more deserving of that accolade than Peter Gabriel. Previous winners are Rick Wakeman and Ian Anderson.

Jerry Ewing, Editor of Prog Magazine, says: "Few people in the music world really do fulfill the criteria for a Progressive Music Award better than Peter Gabriel. From a groundbreaking eight years with Genesis to a solo career that has now stretched almost 40 years, few artists have striven to push back the creative boundaries, generating a body of work that in its very nature progresses ever onwards. From massive worldwide hits through startling experimentation and pioneering work with world music, as well as his fantastic work outside of music and an astute grasp of technology, it really is an honour to pay tribute to Peter in this way."

Classic Frank Zappa Album Getting Anniversary Reissue
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Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe (') is to get a vinyl reissue to mark its 40th anniversary. The album has been fully remastered and cut directly from the original quarter-inch stereo analogue master tapes and will be presented on 180-gram vinyl. It was remastered by Chris Bellman and Bernie Grundman.

The album features Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, a track that would become Zappa's first chart single in the US, while the album itself would peak at number 10 on the Billboard chart - Zappa's highest charting position.

The 40th anniversary edition of Apostrophe (') is the latest album to be restored by the Zappa Family Trust, and Joe Travers, the Zappa Archives Vaultmaster, is working alongside Bellman on future album releases.

Glen Drover Switches Queensryche Camps

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Former Megadeth guitarist Glen Drover has completed a swing from one side of the Queensryche split to the other - by confirming a tie-up with Todd La Torre.

Drover was announced as a member of Geoff Tate's version of Queensryche after the original frontman was dramatically fired in 2012. But he left without playing a note weeks later, saying: "I've learned that it's in my best interest not to do this." In March 2013 he made a guest appearance with the original band, fronted by La Torre, and described his excitement at working with "the REAL Queensryche."

Now it's been confirmed Drover and La Torre will release a track named Discordia later this week. The guitarist says: "We're both very happy and proud of how the song turned out. And believe me, I'm extremely picky of anything I do."

THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE AT MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM -- PRE-ORDER BEGINS AUGUST 12; RETAIL RELEASES DROP SEPTEMBER 9

“Every kid, every 20 year old and every 30 year old was watching” -- Alice Cooper

“It was before MTV, it was before music video, so it gave us our first opportunity to play on TV, play live for our fans on television.”

-- Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me, Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me…--Traditional Lyric

Fairfax, VA -- In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, sev­eral shows tried to bring rock ’n’ roll to television.  In the wake of Elvis Presley and the Beatles’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, ’60s series like Hullabaloo, Shindig and The Music Scene featured rock and pop performers.  But it wasn’t until The Midnight Special premiered on August 19, 1972, that rock ’n’ roll found its own home on the air. 

This September, the TV DVD archivists at StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring consumers back to the ‘70s for the seminal, groundbreaking live music TV show on DVD, featuring extensive bonus features!  THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, available exclusively online at MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM beginning August 12, 2014 will be released in a beautifully-packaged 11-disc set, featuring nearly 5 hours of specially-produced bonus features and a 32-page collector’s book.  There will also be two retail configurations, available September 9: a 6-disc set and a single DVD.

 “It’s one of the definitive documents of what was really going on in music then.” -- Steve Miller

Back in the early ‘70s, the only ways for fans to see their favorite rock stars were in concert or in the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone or Creem.  So the idea for The Midnight Special, which ran on NBC from 1972 to 1981, came to creator Burt Sugarman in a light-bulb moment.  A veteran of producing Grammy Awards telecasts, Sugarman was frustrated by the network’s lack of programming after the The Tonight Show -- the screen reverting to test patterns at 1:00 a.m.   A next-door neighbor to Johnny Carson, Sugarman recognized this TV wasteland for what it was: a place where he could cater to an audience that craved seeing its latest rock ’n’ roll heroes brought into their living rooms every Friday night.  And, with the pilot, which premiered at 1:00 a.m. on August 19, 1972 with Johnny Rivers rendition of “The Midnight Special,” Leadbelly’s classic gospel song, he did just that.

“The Midnight Special was one of the greatest music television shows that was ever done.”  -- Barry White

The Midnight Special’s eclectic lineup reflected the show’s commitment not only to rock,  but also to mirroring the Top 40 melting pot of the 70s, including genres such as folk, blues, R&B, soul, country and pop.  For much of the run, the show was presided over by the legendary, gravelly-voiced DJ Wolfman Jack (Brooklyn-born Bob Smith), who was recruited as a perma­nent announcer and made his debut in Episode 2; he would go on to become the living symbol of the show and a powerful draw for perform­ers who were more than happy to share the stage with him.  A variety of guest hosts appeared along with Wolfman Jack over the years including such ‘70s music icons as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Loggins and Messina, Richard Pryor, The O’Jays, Electric Light Orchestra, KC & the Sunshine Band, plus frequent host Helen Reddy.  Viewers and members of the studio audience were treated to one-of-a-kind concert events direct from The Midnight Special stages featuring anyone from Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire to Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Jim Croce or John Denver, performing their biggest hits live.  Additionally, The Midnight Special featured the day’s top comedic talents, such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Freddie Prinze, among many others.

A “must-have” for fans of ‘70s music and ‘70s pop culture, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, priced to add to every music lover’s home entertainment collection  at $99.95, features eight discs of 130 incredible live performances from the era’s greatest stars (carefully selected from 423 complete shows), one disc of comedy performances and two discs of specially-produced, exclusive bonus programming, including interviews with Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Loggins & Messina, Eddie Money, George Benson, Charlie Daniels, Todd Rundgren, Helen Reddy, Neil Sedaka, creator Burt Sugarman and many more; as well as 12 featurettes, including “The History of The Midnight Special,” “Wolfman at Midnight,” “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “The Making of The Midnight Special”  “The Legacy of The Midnight Special”, a Burt Sugarman featurette and more.  Additionally, the collector’s set includes a 32-page, full-color booklet with an intro from Burt Sugarman, artist photos, liner notes and more.

With nearly 10 hours of live performances, THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION features a roster of “who’s who” in ‘70s music, including:

Aerosmith/ “Dream On”
Alice Cooper/ Medley: “Eighteen/Only Women/Billion Dollar Babies”
Bee Gees/ “Nights on roadway”
Earth, Wind & Fire/ “Shining Star”
Electric Light Orchestra/ “Evil Woman”
Fleetwood Mac/ “Over My Head”
Gordon Lightfoot/ “Sundown”
Heart/ “Crazy on You”
Helen Reddy/ “I Am Woman”
Jim Croce/ “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
John Denver/ “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
KC and the Sunshine Band/ “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
LaBelle/ “Lady Marmalade”
Linda Ronstadt/ “When Will I Be Loved”
Marvin Gaye/ “Let‘s Get It On”
Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”
Peter Frampton/ “Show Me the Way”
REO Speedwagon/ “Keep on Loving You”
The Doobie Brothers/ “Listen to the Music”
Tom Petty and  the Heartbreakers/ “American Girl”

The 6-disc retail set ($59.95srp) and the single ($12.95srp), will include 96 and 16 live performances, respectively, and a host of bonus features.

“It was so electric in the studio. We knew we were blazing new trails.” -- Creator Burt Sugarman

A musical micro­cosm of its era with highlights offering some of the most indelible moments of the ‘70s airwaves, The Midnight Special has, at long last, been preserved for music lovers everywhere.  And with in-depth featurettes and interviews, home audiences can truly visit the ‘70s anytime, courtesy of StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION (11 DISCS)

Pre-order Begins: August 12, 2014
Price: $99.95
Run time: Approx. 16 hours

Online Exclusive Collection includes:

11 DVDs in deluxe collector’s edition packaging.

32-page collector’s booklet with an intro by creator Burt Sugarman, liner notes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Contributing Editor Roy Trakin and archival photos

Almost 5 hours of hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.

Twelve featurettes including: “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “Burt Sugarman,” “George Benson: Early Influences,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “Songwriting” Featurette, “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “The Musical Diversity of The Midnight Special,” “The History of The Midnight Special,” “The Legacy of The Midnight Special,” “Behind the Scenes of The Midnight Special,” and “Wolfman at Midnight”

Interviews with: Alice Cooper,  Burt Sugarman, Charlie Daniels, Christopher Cross, David Steinberg, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, George Benson, Harry Wayne Casey, Helen Reddy, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Loggins & Messina, Mark Goodman (MTV), Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, O’Jays, Peter Frampton, Robert Bell, Thelma Houston, Todd Rundgren

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTION (6 DISCS)

Street Date: September 9
Price: $59.95 srp
Run time: 8 hrs., 27 mins.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (SINGLE)

Street Date: September 9
Price: $12.95 srp

Ace Frehley's Surprising Admission About KISS Drama
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Ace Frehley discussed the current state of his relationship with the original members of KISS during an interview for a special episode of the Talking Metal podcast and he made a surprising admission.

He was asked if he had spoken to Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley since the drama filled Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and Ace said, "I spoke with Gene.

"I called him up and we were reminiscing about old times. The press makes it out like we all hate each other and that is utter nonsense. We all get along and we all have respect for each other.

"We all take cheap shots at each other in the press because that is what the press want to hear but when push comes to shove we are brothers in Rock n Roll and we have achieved something very few people do."

You can check out the full interview in the latest episode  here.

Two Jimi Hendrix Reissues Announced

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Jimi Hendrix's first two posthumous albums are set for reissue next month. The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats on September 16. Both have been remastered by Bernie Grundman and are available now on pre-order.

Originally released in 1971, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of the tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of a double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.

Rainbow Bridge was also compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love.

More including track details here.

Adrenaline Mob Reveal John Moyer's Replacement
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Adrenaline Mob have announced bassist Erik Leonhardt as their latest member, following the "surprise" departure of John Moyer. The supergroup earlier this month said they'd been "totally shocked" by Disturbed man Moyer's Twitter announcement that he wouldn't take part in their upcoming US tour, in support of second album Men Of Honor.

He responded by saying the backlash had confused him, as he insisted his colleagues had known about his plans for some time. And he admitted the public argument meant it would be difficult for him to return in the future.

Now Russell Allen and co say in a brief statement: "We'd like to welcome Erik Leonhardt, formerly of Tantric, to the Adrenaline Mob family. We hope to see you all out on tour in September."

Check out the tour promo here.

Lillian Axe Replace A Member
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Lillian Axe have announced the departure of bassist Eric Morris, who's bowed out "with a heavy heart." He insists the relationship with his former colleagues remains as strong as ever, as they begin work with his replacement, Chris Brown, who'll make his debut appearance in New Orleans this weekend.

Morris says: "I had such a great time and will always cherish the experiences, from touring with Alice Cooper to actually getting on that plane to Europe and everything in between.

"This was a very difficult decision for me. I've recently had some life-changing events that have made me rethink some of my personal priorities. I have to get my own house in order, and I felt it wouldn't be fair to limit the growth of Lillian Axe due to my restricted availability."

Motley Crue Discover A Lot Of Rock In Country Music
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When Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine Records, was presented with the idea of a country tribute to rock band Motley Crue, he didn't hesitate. "He just goes, 'Done,'" Crüe bassist, cofounder and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Radio.com. "And we [the members of Mötley Crüe] sat down and talked about it and said, 'Wow, OK!'"

Sixx said the bandmates "got it" right away, because "a lot of '80s rock fans are now new country music fans, and vice-versa. And the more we started talking to Scott, talking about the artists and how they love the band, it became really organic."

Radio.com sat down in Nashville recently with Sixx and lead vocalist Vince Neil. Both spoke enthusiastically about the project, which features new versions of Crüe classics recorded by such country artists as Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Gretchen Wilson. Titled Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, the album hits stores and digital outlets Aug. 19.

Neil and Sixx both admitted they hadn't paid much attention to country before they were presented with the tribute idea. But once they did, they realized that rock and country (especially in its current incarnation) have quite a bit in common.

"Seeing some of the bands [such as] Florida Georgia Line…they're a rock 'n' roll band!" said Neil. "Even Rascal Flatts [have] a lot of rock 'n' roll in 'em."

Ace Frehley's Surprising Admission About KISS Drama
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Ace Frehley discussed the current state of his relationship with the original members of KISS during an interview for a special episode of the Talking Metal podcast and he made a surprising admission.

He was asked if he had spoken to Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley since the drama filled Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony and Ace said, "I spoke with Gene.

"I called him up and we were reminiscing about old times. The press makes it out like we all hate each other and that is utter nonsense. We all get along and we all have respect for each other.

"We all take cheap shots at each other in the press because that is what the press want to hear but when push comes to shove we are brothers in Rock n Roll and we have achieved something very few people do."

You can check out the full interview in the latest episode  here.

Two Jimi Hendrix Reissues Announced

www.antimusic.com

Jimi Hendrix's first two posthumous albums are set for reissue next month. The Cry Of Love and Rainbow Bridge will be released on CD, vinyl and digital formats on September 16. Both have been remastered by Bernie Grundman and are available now on pre-order.

Originally released in 1971, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of the tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of a double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun.

Rainbow Bridge was also compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love.

More including track details here.

Adrenaline Mob Reveal John Moyer's Replacement
www.antimusic.com

Adrenaline Mob have announced bassist Erik Leonhardt as their latest member, following the "surprise" departure of John Moyer. The supergroup earlier this month said they'd been "totally shocked" by Disturbed man Moyer's Twitter announcement that he wouldn't take part in their upcoming US tour, in support of second album Men Of Honor.

He responded by saying the backlash had confused him, as he insisted his colleagues had known about his plans for some time. And he admitted the public argument meant it would be difficult for him to return in the future.

Now Russell Allen and co say in a brief statement: "We'd like to welcome Erik Leonhardt, formerly of Tantric, to the Adrenaline Mob family. We hope to see you all out on tour in September."

Check out the tour promo here.

Lillian Axe Replace A Member
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/category/news/

Lillian Axe have announced the departure of bassist Eric Morris, who's bowed out "with a heavy heart." He insists the relationship with his former colleagues remains as strong as ever, as they begin work with his replacement, Chris Brown, who'll make his debut appearance in New Orleans this weekend.

Morris says: "I had such a great time and will always cherish the experiences, from touring with Alice Cooper to actually getting on that plane to Europe and everything in between.

"This was a very difficult decision for me. I've recently had some life-changing events that have made me rethink some of my personal priorities. I have to get my own house in order, and I felt it wouldn't be fair to limit the growth of Lillian Axe due to my restricted availability."

Motley Crue Discover A Lot Of Rock In Country Music
www.radio.com

When Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine Records, was presented with the idea of a country tribute to rock band Motley Crue, he didn't hesitate. "He just goes, 'Done,'" Crüe bassist, cofounder and songwriter Nikki Sixx told Radio.com. "And we [the members of Mötley Crüe] sat down and talked about it and said, 'Wow, OK!'"

Sixx said the bandmates "got it" right away, because "a lot of '80s rock fans are now new country music fans, and vice-versa. And the more we started talking to Scott, talking about the artists and how they love the band, it became really organic."

Radio.com sat down in Nashville recently with Sixx and lead vocalist Vince Neil. Both spoke enthusiastically about the project, which features new versions of Crüe classics recorded by such country artists as Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Gretchen Wilson. Titled Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe, the album hits stores and digital outlets Aug. 19.

Neil and Sixx both admitted they hadn't paid much attention to country before they were presented with the tribute idea. But once they did, they realized that rock and country (especially in its current incarnation) have quite a bit in common.

"Seeing some of the bands [such as] Florida Georgia Line…they're a rock 'n' roll band!" said Neil. "Even Rascal Flatts [have] a lot of rock 'n' roll in 'em."

The T.J. Martell Foundation Announces Celebrity ROCK ‘N’ BOWL Tournament

A Charity Bowling Tournament of Chart-Topping Proportions Pinz Bowling Center – Los Angeles – October 9, 2014

The T.J.  Martell Foundation has announced The Celebrity ROCK ‘N’ BOWL, a fundraiser that combines the competitive sport of bowling with high energy entertainment and celebrity appearances to raise funds for cancer research. The event is chaired by Wendy Dio, President and Co-Founder of the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, who serves on The T.J. Martell Foundation Board and whose organization has raised and donated funds to the T.J. Martell’s continuing efforts in cancer research. The event will take place at the Pinz Bowling Center on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 from 7:30pm-11pm, with a VIP Pre-Party from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City. The T.J. Martell Foundation aims to combine music and entertainment with an event that will drive competition to raise funds for its core mission of finding a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDs.

The T.J. Martell Foundation ROCK ‘N’ BOWL event is a return to the foundation’s famous bowling tournaments of the 80’s and 90’s that included participation by such legendary artists as the Go-Gos, John Cougar Mellencamp, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Ronnie James Dio and the Dio band.  In fact, Wendy Dio will have the trophy won by Niji Management in 1989 on display.

Celebrity bowlers and guests will be greeted with music, food and drink. A special auction featuring signed collectible Bowling Pins autographed by some of the music world’s most iconic artists including Aerosmith and others, will take place on site and post-event at www.charitybuzz.com. Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded that evening and guests will have the opportunity to rub elbows with famous faces of the music world. Celebrity bowlers to date include producer Bob Kulick, Gonzo Sandoval and Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), Marc Ferrari (Rough Cutt & Keel), Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Mark Boals, Christian Martucci, Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and others.  More celebrities will be announced throughout the month. The T.J. Martell Foundation will be sponsoring families from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

To purchase a ticket, register a team/sponsor a lane, or other sponsorship opportunities for ROCK ‘N’ BOWL go to support the foundation can also buy tickets to attend at the websites noted. More information is also available at www.tjmartell.org.

“We have been strong supporters of the T.J. Martell Foundation for many years helping to fund cutting-edge gastric and prostate cancer research and raising in excess of $400,000 for the cause,” said Wendy Dio.  “Tony Martell and the Foundation were very helpful to find specialized treatment for Ronnie when he was diagnosed. We are all working together to find a cure.”

Participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. Guests who do not participate in bowling can also attend and take their chance at winning exciting silent auction and raffle items provided by music and entertainment industry friends and partners of the foundation.

WHO:  The T.J. Martell Foundation and The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
WHAT: ROCK ‘N’ BOWL Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament
WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California
WHEN: Thursday, October, 9, 2014 – 7:30-11pm / VIP Pre-Party 7:00-8:30pm
WHY: To raise funds for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

To purchase tickets and lanes for corporate teams or for general information go to:   http://rocknbowl.splashthat.com/?preview

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.  The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org, www.facebook.com/tjmartellfoundation, www.twitter.com/tjmartell, www.pinterest.com/tjmartellfndn

ABOUT THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND:

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a non-profit charitable fund dedicated to support cancer prevention research,  raise awareness and education the public with the focus that early detection and prevention is of vital importance when dealing with the deadly disease.  Formed by Wendy Dio in honor of her late husband, rock legend Ronnie James Dio, its mission and philosophy stems from allowing people to effectively plan strategies to deal with the disease early on which affords a better chance to overcome it. For more information go to www.diocancerfund.org.

THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® AND AMERICAN EXPRESS® PRESENTS: “AN EVENING WITH DAVE MASON” TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 AT 8:00PM
THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL RECOGNIZE THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE AND TRAFFIC CO-FOUNDING MEMBER AND FEATURE A BRIEF ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
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DAVE MASON--Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and TRAFFIC co-founding member--will make a special appearance at The GRAMMY Museum® in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 16. Presented by American Express®, “An Evening With Dave Mason” will feature MASON discussing his musical journey which spans over 37 years encompassing producing, performing, songwriting and being considered one of rock's great guitar players, along with a brief acoustic performance. Tickets are on sale now at www.AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or 888-929-7849.

GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater will play host to 200 lucky fans as they join MASON and host Scott Goldman, Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, to discuss MASON’s songwriting process, beginnings in the band TRAFFIC, acclaimed solo career, current touring project “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam,” his latest release, FUTURE’S PAST (released May 13, 2014) and much more.

The GRAMMY Museum® event will kick off a string of tour dates in California for MASON’s current “Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam” tour including: 9/17 at the Smothers Theatre in Malibu, CA, 9/18 at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA, 9/20 at Richard & Karen Carpenter PAC in Long Beach, CA, 9/24 at the Sunset Center Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 9/26 at the Theatre Deville in Vacaville, CA, 9/27 at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA, 9/30 and 10/1 & 10/2 at the Carriage House Theatre, Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA. MASON is earning accolades on the road for the Traffic Jam tour which kicked off January 3 in Atlantic City, NJ and will continue through the rest of the year (see below for full list of dates). MASON has been touring and recording regularly since he co-founded Traffic in 1966, after which he went on to a successful and acclaimed solo career as well as recording and/or touring with artists including Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie, Graham Nash, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Fleetwood Mac and more. For the most updated list of tour dates and tickets, please visit: davemasonmusic.com/tour.

MASON’s Future’s Past (Something Music/MRI)--features new versions of his classic songs plus new material that was written and performed on tour over the last few years. The first track off the album, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” premiered on USATODAY.com (4/11); listen here: http://tinyurl.com/nl3entb. Fans can purchase Future’s Past at davemasonmusic.com/albums/futures-past.

For more information on DAVE MASON, visit:
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TED NUGENT WRAPS UP SUMMER “SHUTUP&JAM!” TOUR --WHICH INCLUDED REACHING THE 6,500TH LIVE SHOW MARK-- WITH AN INSPIRING SOLD-OUT CONCERT BENEFITTING THE ‘SHOW OF SUPPORT MEMORIAL’ FOR OUR TROOPS

Midland, TX – Multi-platinum guitar icon TED NUGENT rocked the house this past weekend (8/17) with a bombastic set in Midland, Texas, wrapping up his summer SHUTUP&JAM! Tour, named after his latest full-length album SHUTUP&JAM! on Frontiers Records. NUGENT was in top form for the sold-out gig, benefitting the Show of Support Memorial for our troops.
“Show of Support was honored to have Ted and his band help us kick off our campaign to construct a memorial to honor those who have fought in this Global War on Terror and also to memorialize the four heroes we lost on 11-15-12,” stated show organizer Terry Johnson. “Ted brought a message of support for all who serve, and a call out to everyone in our sold out, packed audience to stand up for America.”
Throughout the summer, NUGENT’s 35-date SHUTUP&JAM! tour has garnered glowing reviews for live performances at venues across the country and on July 19in Detroit, Nugent performed his 6,500th gig.

NUGENT’s album, SHUTUP&JAM! marks the first all-new studio album from the Motor City Madman in seven years. The album features an epic lead vocal duet between Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar for the lead single “She’s Gone,which peaked at #2 on “Classic Rock” radio chart. "She's Gone" premiered on ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM (6/9), listen here: http://bit.ly/1o5E7y1. SHUTUP&JAM! is available on Amazon and iTunes. In the U.S., fans can pick up a special edition of SHUTUP&JAM!--featuring the exclusive bonus track "Johnny B. Goode Forever"--only at Best Buy (or order it online: http://bit.ly/1mUdiKF).

About TED NUGENT:
NUGENT
has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe. Hailing from Detroit, the guitarist's prodigious talents, earshattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman," along with international acclaim.

Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT’s no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multiplatinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' “Journey to the Center of the Mind,” to classics like “Stranglehold” (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick) and “Cat Scratch Fever” (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time), Damn Yankees chartbuster “High Enough” and cult classic “Fred Bear” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin).

NUGENT was recently named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive. For millions of passionate music lovers everywhere, TED delivers the Ultimate Life Soundtrack. A TED NUGENT show is not just a performance—it’s a firebreathing celebration!

For additional information on TED NUGENT, visit:
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Bon Jovi Reunion Door Opened By Ice Bucket Challenge?
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The Ice Bucket Challenge is all the rage these days. Aside from providing amusement from seeing one of your friends or perhaps a celebrity being doused in ice water, the purpose of the stunt is to promote awareness and raise money for ALS research.

Now the challenge might actually produce a welcome side effect - helping to restore the working relationship between two of rock's biggest icons - Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Jon recently took the Ice Bucket Challenge. The participant in the challenge is called to nominate three new participants, and Jon decided to challenge Bon Jovi bandmates Tico Torres, David Bryan, and also estranged guitarist Sambora.

The challenge might be the crucial first step towards repairing Jon and Richie's working relationship, and bring the guitarist back to the band. Sambora left the group abruptly early last year at the start of the band's latest world tour in support of the album What About Now.

On Tuesday, Sambora accepted the challenged and posted a video on YouTube. "He got word of the challenge while in Japan so after a show day, a travel day and once back at home in his own time zone, he let the water hit him," says the caption accompanying the video. He in turn issued his own challenge. Watch the video and find out who he challenged here

Superjoint Ritual Reuniting
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Philip Anselmo has confirmed a reunion of Superjoint Ritual - they'll play at his Housecors Horror Film Festival in Texas in October. But they'll be billed simply as Superjoint due to an unidentified legal issue with their original name.

The announcement comes after he spent years saying it would never happen following their split in 2004, due to a disagreement between the frontman and drummer Joe Fazzio.

Anselmo had the following to say about the group's reunion: "If people want to hear Superjoint jam a badass set, then we're all for giving the people what they want."

Ace Frehley Reacts To Gene Simmons Controversy
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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has offered his thoughts on the controversy created by former bandmate Gene Simmons' comments about people suffering from depression (he has since apologized).

"I don't think he makes any sense," Ace tells Artisan News Service. "He prides himself on being such an intellectual, he brags about being able to speak 7 languages, but when it comes to being knowledgeable about the human condition…y'know, depression is a very serious disease - I've suffered from it in my lifetime, I know my daughter suffers from it.

"Alcoholism is a disease; so is drug addiction - it's the disease of addiction. Many people are born that way and Gene just seems ignorant of that whole fact. I think it's time for Gene to go back to school and get educated in the health field."

Roger Waters: The Wall Live Tour Film Coming
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"Roger Waters: The Wall", a documentary shot during the former Pink Floyd member's three-year solo tour, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The Wall Live tour brought the famed 1979 Pink Floyd album to arenas and stadiums around the world between 2010 and 2013. Waters played 219 dates that brought in a total of approximately $458 million dollars in box office revenue.

"Roger Waters: The Wall" was shot in three cities across two continents by co-directors Waters and Sean Evans. The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th.

Gregg Allman Biopic Producer Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges
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Jay Sedrish, the executive producer/unit production manager of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider", waived his right for an arraignment on Monday and entered a not guilty plea to criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in the on-set death of 27-year-old assistant camera assistant Sarah Jones.

Seven other crew members were injured in the incident, which took place on the first day of filming in February, and is reported to have taken place while filming a dream sequence that involved a bed being placed on railway tracks.

Production on the film was shut down following the tragic incident, and has yet to resume. Last month, Sedrish, co-producer Jody Savin and director Randall Miller were indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges in the February incident.

Johnny Winter's Collaboration With Ben Harper Released
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Megaforce Records have released the late Johnny Winter's collaboration with Ben Harper on Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby). It's taken from the icon's posthumous album Step Back, due in September - and the first taster seems to support Winter's assertion that he'd made a record of "aggressive vintage blues."

Speaking months before his death on tour in July, Winter said: "Step Back is to bring it to the people of today who haven't listened to the old music. It's better than anything they'll hear today. If there's good people, other good musicians, people enjoy it. I just love it."

Harper says: "I play the way I play because I couldn't play like Johnny Winter. He was one of the ordained architects who went on to define the blues - not only for generations, but for an entire genre. Johnny was the gospel truth."

Check out the song here. here.

Aerosmith's Joe Perry Launching Book Signing Tour
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced the first dates of a fall book signing tour to promote the October 7th release of his memoir, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith."

Four dates have been revealed so far for the signing tour, including a stop at Barnes & Noble's Union Square location in New York City on the day the book is published.

Perry describes the books as "the loner's story, the band's story, the recovery story, the cult story, the love story, the success story, the failure story, the rebirth story, the re-destruction story, the post-destructive rebirth story."

The guitarist worked on the project with author David Ritz, who has written books with B.B. King, Jerry Wexler and Bettye LaVette.

Peter Frampton Addresses Phone-Throwing Incident
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Peter Frampton has spoken with USA Today regarding his highly controversial "phone-throwing incident." "I am so tech," Frampton explains. "I love tech. I love social networking. I love Twitter and Facebook and this and that and the ones that you snap and they disappear. I love them all. I've always been very techy, but I think this is something that we have to deal with and I think the audience is ready to deal with it."

"It" refers to fans using their cell phones to take pictures and video of concerts. "Deal with it" at a recent show in Carmel, Ind., meant grabbing an attendee's phone and lofting it to the rafters.

"It was personal property," Frampton says, "I shouldn't have done it, all that rubbish, but the guy got his phone back, it wasn't broken. He just didn't get the photos back."

 

 

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Pulls Out Of BSR Album
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Joe Elliott has called off plans to produce Black Star Riders' second album after his Def Leppard schedule went "insane." BSR frontman Ricky Warwick says the change is unfortunate - but he'd have done the same thing in his friend's position.

Elliott was confirmed for the hot seat in January, after a long history with the Thin Lizzy offshoot including remixed the band's catalogue alongside guitarist Scott Gorham.

But Warwick tells Rock N'Load: "We haven't got Joe producing it. We did have Joe, but he's not doing it any more. He's unfortunately had to pull out of the doing the album, just due to the fact that Leppard have gone insane.

"They're out with Kiss and there's loads of stuff going on. Both of us are very sorry."

GILBY CLARKE (GnR) & ELLIOTT EASTON (The Cars) JOIN THE LINEUP
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KENNY ARONOFF, BRUCE KULICK and JAMES LOMENZO JOINS RICK SPRINGFIELD - ALONG WITH JOHN 5 TO ROCK FOR CANCER AT:

THE HOUSE OF BLUES, SUNSET STRIP - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20TH

HUGE SILENT AUCTION OF ROCK MEMORABILIA

Special Benefit Concert for Ricks Springfield’s Good Friend and Guitar Tech Ruben Velasco

Rick Springfield is hosting a once in a lifetime benefit concert tagged “Rock For Ruben” in benefit for his good friend and guitar tech Ruben Velasco. Joining Springfield is Kenny Aronoff (Drum God), Bruce Kulick (KISS, Gilby Clarke (GnR) and James Lomenzo (John Fogerty, Megadeth), to perform an all-star set of Rubens favorite band in the world KISS

Rick Springfield and band will perform a full concert along with John 5 (Rob Zombie) joining Springfield on stage for some serious shredding on some classic Van Halen tunes! Elliott Easton (the Cars) will slide in and give you just what you needed to rock out! More special guests to be announced in the following weeks to come. This is not a usual Springfield concert –Expect the unexpected – This night will close with a HUGE surprise!

The concert’s goal is to raise money to help pay for medical expenses associated with Ruben’s battle against cancer. “Ruben Velasco, our friend and guitar tech extraordinaire is fighting for his life,” says Springfield. “He has been diagnosed with fourth stage cancer and has a lot of medical expenses coming up in his fight. Any and all donations would be loved and welcomed.”

This special benefit concert for Ruben will be held on August 20, 2014 at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.  The event will also include some exclusive VIP opportunities such as a private pre-concert dinner with Rick and only 18 guests. For further details on the "Rock for Ruben" benefit concert, please visit: http://rickspringfield.com/rock-for-ruben.

Ruben's favorite animal charity organization, Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary, is also accepting individual donations on his behalf and will channel 100% of your donation directly to Ruben.  Donations can be made at:  www.youcaring.com/rubenscancerfund.

Looking For Johnny - The Legend of Johnny Thunders Available October 14th via Digital Formats / DVD and Soundtrack on CD and Limited Edition Red Vinyl (2 LP)
A documentary on the life of the late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers guitarist

Chip Baker Films in association with Jungle Records and MVD Entertainment Group presents a Danny Garcia film.

Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. Looking For Johnny is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.

When Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans on April 23rd 1991, he left behind a mystery. Though MTV and international broadsheets reported the guitarist's demise, for many in the mainstream, Thunders was perceived as an enigmatic outlaw. He was adored by a legion of devotees and cited as an influence by at least three successive generations of musicians. Thunders refused to play the corporate game and was both elevated and damned for it.

Looking for Johnny is the creation of the documentary maker, Danny Garcia (The Rise & Fall of The Clash). The young Spanish filmmaker was seized by a question that wouldn't let go - "just who was Johnny Thunders?" He spent 18 months travelling across the USA and Europe, filming interviews with fifty of the people who were closest to Johnny, building a compelling narrative drawn from first hand testimonies.

The film examines Johnny Thunders' career from the early 70's as a founding member of the influential New York Dolls, the birth of the punk scene with The Heartbreakers in both New York City and London, and later incarnations including Gang War and The Oddballs. It also explores Johnny's unique musical style, his personal battle with drugs and theories on the circumstances of his death in a New Orleans hotel in 1991 at age 38.

Interviewees include Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Walter Lure, Billy Rath, Bob Gruen, Terry Chimes, Alan Vega, Peter Perrett, Sami Yaffa, three of his late managers (Marty Thau, Leee Black Childers and Malcolm McLaren), and many others.

The film includes forty songs (including Born To Lose and You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory) and historic film of Johnny with live performances from all periods, including unseen New York Dolls and Heartbreakers footage and photos. Cult filmmakers Bob Gruen, Don Letts, Patrick Grandperret, Rachael Amadeo and others contribute classic archive footage, helping illustrate the charisma, chaos and heartbreak inherent to the guitarist.

Premiere showings took place in May and June 2014 across USA and Europe, including New York City, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Stockholm, New Orleans, Dallas, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Gloucester MA, San Francisco, Madrid, Barcelona and elsewhere, with more events to follow.

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LATE NIGHT’S ORIGINAL ROCK N’ ROLL SHOW IS BACK! THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Burt Sugarman’s Groundbreaking Late Night Variety Show, Featuring Live Performances from the Biggest Stars of the Time Will Be Available from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life in Three Configurations: the 11-Disc COLLECTOR’S EDITION ($99.95), Containing almost Ten Hours of Live Music  -- Nearly Five Hours of Bonus Features and a 32-page Collector’s Book, a 6-Disc Retail Set with 96 Complete Performances ($59.95srp) and a single-DVD ($12.95srp)

Artists Featured include Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, Heart, Helen Reddy, Jim Croce, John Denver, KC and the Sunshine Band, LaBelle, Linda Ronstadt, Marvin Gaye, Captain & Tennille, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwagon, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Village People and Many More

THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE AT MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM -- PRE-ORDER BEGINS AUGUST 12; RETAIL RELEASES DROP SEPTEMBER 9

“Every kid, every 20 year old and every 30 year old was watching” -- Alice Cooper

“It was before MTV, it was before music video, so it gave us our first opportunity to play on TV, play live for our fans on television.”

-- Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon

Let the Midnight Special shine her light on me, Let the Midnight Special shine her ever-loving light on me…--Traditional Lyric

Fairfax, VA -- In the period between American Bandstand and MTV, sev­eral shows tried to bring rock ’n’ roll to television.  In the wake of Elvis Presley and the Beatles’ debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, ’60s series like Hullabaloo, Shindig and The Music Scene featured rock and pop performers.  But it wasn’t until The Midnight Special premiered on August 19, 1972, that rock ’n’ roll found its own home on the air. 

This September, the TV DVD archivists at StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will bring consumers back to the ‘70s for the seminal, groundbreaking live music TV show on DVD, featuring extensive bonus features!  THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, available exclusively online at MIDNIGHTSPECIALDVDS.COM beginning August 12, 2014 will be released in a beautifully-packaged 11-disc set, featuring nearly 5 hours of specially-produced bonus features and a 32-page collector’s book.  There will also be two retail configurations, available September 9: a 6-disc set and a single DVD.

 “It’s one of the definitive documents of what was really going on in music then.” -- Steve Miller

Back in the early ‘70s, the only ways for fans to see their favorite rock stars were in concert or in the pages of magazines like Rolling Stone or Creem.  So the idea for The Midnight Special, which ran on NBC from 1972 to 1981, came to creator Burt Sugarman in a light-bulb moment.  A veteran of producing Grammy Awards telecasts, Sugarman was frustrated by the network’s lack of programming after the The Tonight Show -- the screen reverting to test patterns at 1:00 a.m.   A next-door neighbor to Johnny Carson, Sugarman recognized this TV wasteland for what it was: a place where he could cater to an audience that craved seeing its latest rock ’n’ roll heroes brought into their living rooms every Friday night.  And, with the pilot, which premiered at 1:00 a.m. on August 19, 1972 with Johnny Rivers rendition of “The Midnight Special,” Leadbelly’s classic gospel song, he did just that.

“The Midnight Special was one of the greatest music television shows that was ever done.”  -- Barry White

The Midnight Special’s eclectic lineup reflected the show’s commitment not only to rock,  but also to mirroring the Top 40 melting pot of the 70s, including genres such as folk, blues, R&B, soul, country and pop.  For much of the run, the show was presided over by the legendary, gravelly-voiced DJ Wolfman Jack (Brooklyn-born Bob Smith), who was recruited as a perma­nent announcer and made his debut in Episode 2; he would go on to become the living symbol of the show and a powerful draw for perform­ers who were more than happy to share the stage with him.  A variety of guest hosts appeared along with Wolfman Jack over the years including such ‘70s music icons as the Bee Gees, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Loggins and Messina, Richard Pryor, The O’Jays, Electric Light Orchestra, KC & the Sunshine Band, plus frequent host Helen Reddy.  Viewers and members of the studio audience were treated to one-of-a-kind concert events direct from The Midnight Special stages featuring anyone from Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bee Gees and Earth, Wind & Fire to Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Jim Croce or John Denver, performing their biggest hits live.  Additionally, The Midnight Special featured the day’s top comedic talents, such as Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Steve Martin and Freddie Prinze, among many others.

A “must-have” for fans of ‘70s music and ‘70s pop culture, THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION, priced to add to every music lover’s home entertainment collection  at $99.95, features eight discs of 130 incredible live performances from the era’s greatest stars (carefully selected from 423 complete shows), one disc of comedy performances and two discs of specially-produced, exclusive bonus programming, including interviews with Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, Loggins & Messina, Eddie Money, George Benson, Charlie Daniels, Todd Rundgren, Helen Reddy, Neil Sedaka, creator Burt Sugarman and many more; as well as 12 featurettes, including “The History of The Midnight Special,” “Wolfman at Midnight,” “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “The Making of The Midnight Special”  “The Legacy of The Midnight Special”, a Burt Sugarman featurette and more.  Additionally, the collector’s set includes a 32-page, full-color booklet with an intro from Burt Sugarman, artist photos, liner notes and more.

With nearly 10 hours of live performances, THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION features a roster of “who’s who” in ‘70s music, including:

Aerosmith/ “Dream On”
Alice Cooper/ Medley: “Eighteen/Only Women/Billion Dollar Babies”
Bee Gees/ “Nights on roadway”
Earth, Wind & Fire/ “Shining Star”
Electric Light Orchestra/ “Evil Woman”
Fleetwood Mac/ “Over My Head”
Gordon Lightfoot/ “Sundown”
Heart/ “Crazy on You”
Helen Reddy/ “I Am Woman”
Jim Croce/ “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
John Denver/ “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
KC and the Sunshine Band/ “That’s the Way (I Like It)”
LaBelle/ “Lady Marmalade”
Linda Ronstadt/ “When Will I Be Loved”
Marvin Gaye/ “Let‘s Get It On”
Neil Sedaka/Captain & Tenille/ “Love Will Keep Us Together”
Peter Frampton/ “Show Me the Way”
REO Speedwagon/ “Keep on Loving You”
The Doobie Brothers/ “Listen to the Music”
Tom Petty and  the Heartbreakers/ “American Girl”

The 6-disc retail set ($59.95srp) and the single ($12.95srp), will include 96 and 16 live performances, respectively, and a host of bonus features.

“It was so electric in the studio. We knew we were blazing new trails.” -- Creator Burt Sugarman

A musical micro­cosm of its era with highlights offering some of the most indelible moments of the ‘70s airwaves, The Midnight Special has, at long last, been preserved for music lovers everywhere.  And with in-depth featurettes and interviews, home audiences can truly visit the ‘70s anytime, courtesy of StarVista Entertainment/Time Life.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION (11 DISCS)

Pre-order Begins: August 12, 2014
Price: $99.95
Run time: Approx. 16 hours

Online Exclusive Collection includes:

11 DVDs in deluxe collector’s edition packaging.

32-page collector’s booklet with an intro by creator Burt Sugarman, liner notes from The Hollywood Reporter’s Contributing Editor Roy Trakin and archival photos

Almost 5 hours of hours of specially-created featurettes, in-depth interviews and more.

Twelve featurettes including: “Benson & Frampton Talk Shop,” “Burt Sugarman,” “George Benson: Early Influences,” “I Am Woman: Helen Reddy as Host,” “No Safety Net: Live on TV,” “Songwriting” Featurette, “Star-Studded Stage Fashion,” “The Musical Diversity of The Midnight Special,” “The History of The Midnight Special,” “The Legacy of The Midnight Special,” “Behind the Scenes of The Midnight Special,” and “Wolfman at Midnight”

Interviews with: Alice Cooper,  Burt Sugarman, Charlie Daniels, Christopher Cross, David Steinberg, Eddie Money, Frankie Valli, George Benson, Harry Wayne Casey, Helen Reddy, Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Loggins & Messina, Mark Goodman (MTV), Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, O’Jays, Peter Frampton, Robert Bell, Thelma Houston, Todd Rundgren

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL COLLECTION (6 DISCS)

Street Date: September 9
Price: $59.95 srp
Run time: 8 hrs., 27 mins.

THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (SINGLE)

Street Date: September 9
Price: $12.95 srp

Duff McKagan Joining Pearl Jam's McCready For Symphony Performance
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Legendary Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has revealed that he will join friend and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready when he performs as a special guest with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall on January 30th.

McCready's appearance as part of the Sonic Evolution series will see the Symphony celebrates Seattle's musical legacy of innovation with brand-new symphonic compositions inspired by musical icons Pearl Jam, Nirvana and others.

The pairing will perform under conductor Ludovic Morlot. McCready and Pearl Jam recently completed a European tour in support of their latest album, "Lightning Bolt." 

Gwar's Dave Brockie Gets Flaming Send Off
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The life of former Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, has been celebrated in a Viking-style ceremony in his hometown. The band used their annual Gwar-B-Q festival at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, Virginia to remember the singer, who died in March of an accidental heroin overdose.

And to mark the event, Brockie's stage costume was set ablaze in a Viking funeral pyre on the water. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe, who was a close friend of the singer, said: "Watching my friend Dave's costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me that the private memorial for friends and family we had on April Fool's Day.

"I spoke at both of them and both times were sad. But watching his alter ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial. Maybe because there was Dave, the human and my friend who just left us; and then there was Oderus, who was something else entirely. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life go up in flames."

More including video here.

Iron Maiden Plan To Expand Trooper Beer Line
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Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says he is planning to expand the band's Trooper Beer line following the successful launch of the brand last year.

"We may develop some more beers in the future and I've got a couple in mind, but we're quite away from making any decisions yet," the singer told the Morning Advertiser. "The key thing is that they will be under the umbrella of Trooper and not Iron Maiden. Trooper has taken on a life if its own. People drink it because they like the beer, not because they are Maiden fans."

Dickinson and the band launched their own ale, Trooper Beer, in the spring of 2013. Named after one of Iron Maiden's most popular songs, the beverage was personally designed and developed as a top quality Premium British Beer by the singer in tandem with Robinsons Brewery Head Brewer Martyn Weeks.

Sixx A.M. Tease New Song 'Stars'
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Sixx A.M. have released a teaser for Stars, the first track on their forthcoming album Modern Vintage. And frontman James Michael says the track came together "perfectly."

"As far as a quintessential Sixx A.M. song, I think Stars might be one of the best songs we've ever written," he says. "It does everything Sixx AM does on a heightened level. It's one of the most aggressive rock songs we have - the tempo is a lot faster than we usually write.

"It's one of those moments you always hope for as a songwriter, where the melody line, lyric and the track all marry. That chorus explodes - it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it, and I've heard it thousands of times."

The band released the first taster from the album earlier this month, featuring Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, saying they'd aimed to create a record that "confounds both expectation and categorisation."

Check out the Stars tease here.

Flotsam And Jetsam Revamping 80s Tracks For New Album
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Flotsam And Jetsam plan to revamp material written in the 1980s for their upcoming 12th original studio album. The follow-up to No Place For Disgrace 2014, a re-recording of the thrash icons' second title, is due next year - and singer AK Knutson reports they'll continue looking to their past.

He tells GetYourRockOut: "We have some songs that were actually written for Doomsday For The Deceiver and No Place For Disgrace, that never made it. We're pulling those out of the vault and we're going to kind of revamp them, and see if we can turn them into something cool."

Knutson says there have been big changes in the band in recent years, spearheaded by the arrival of guitarist Steve Conley and bassist Michael Spencer, who replaced Edward Carlson and Jason Ward.

More including a stream of the full interview here.

Previously Unreleased Photos of Elvis Presley In New Book
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From the catalog of early Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer come two previously unreleased photos of The King, taken between 1956 and 1959.

The photographer, working in conjunction with online gallery for iconic photography Rock Paper Photo, has published several images of Elvis from this period for inclusion in his book Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll.

The book is a collector's edition with limited copies - in total, only 1,706 were produced, all numbered and signed by Wertheimer. The photographer first came in contact with Presley when he was assigned by RCA Records in 1956 to photograph Elvis. He worked with the then much lesser known singer, following him for 10 days over the following two years and shooting thousands of photographs.

More including some of the photos here.

Phil Varone Fires Back At Skid Row's Sabo
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Ex-Skid Row drummer Phil Varone has lashed out at his former bandmates after guitarist Dave Sabo criticized the way he lived his life. Varone took to Facebook to respond to comments made by Skid Row's Sabo, who called the drummer's 2007 documentary Waking Up Dead "gross".

In a furious post, the sticksman writes: "I'm normally not one to acknowledge clueless, jealous dummies, but in this case it's just too good to pass up and I'm sick and tired of these douchebags running their mouths.

"I always find it funny when the pot calls the kettle black and judging from the piece of sh*t records this sad cover band put out after I left, they are still clueless and still very much jealous. The good part about the recent Skid Row record is you can buy four of them and have a set of drink coasters."

John Mellencamp Debuts New Song Troubled Man
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John Mellencamp has launched the online streaming premiere of the song "Troubled Man", the lead single from his forthcoming new album, "Plain Spoken."

Due September 23, the project is the Indiana rocker's first release under a newly-signed and unprecedented lifetime recording contract with Republic Records.

Produced by Mellencamp, it's also the singer's first release of new material since 2010's "No Better Than This." The rocker recently wrapped up a summer tour of North America; next, he'll perform at Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 13.

Check out the new song here.

Anthrax Announce Chile On Hell Movie Theater Screenings
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Anthrax have announced a pair of premiere screenings of their forthcoming concert DVD, "Chile On Hell." The day before its release, Anthrax will debut "Chile On Hell" at screenings in both New York and Los Angeles.

The New York premiere takes place September 15 at 9 PM at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th Street. The Los Angeles premiere happens at the Downtown Independent Theater on September 15 at 9PM.

Due September 16, the thrash masters were filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10th, 2013, where they performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax's entire catalogue.

More details on the screenings and the trailer here.

Opeth's New Album Pale Communion Streaming Online
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Opeth have launched an exclusive stream of their highly-anticipated 11th album Pale Communion. All eight tracks are streaming on Prog's website, ahead of its official release next week.

Mainman Mikael Akerfeldt recently told how he'd first thought of calling the record Nux Vomica after a herbal remedy used to treat those suffering from light and sound sensitivity.

He said: "It comes from the same tree that produces the poison strychnine. I liked how it looked and everything. But then somebody read about the side effects, and it was erection problems and constipation.

"I figured, 'That's going be the first question in interviews,' - and I thought it was maybe not a good title after all." Check out the album stream here.

BOB SEGER RETURNS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM RIDE OUT ON OCTOBER 14
FIRST SINGLE “DETROIT MADE” HITS RADIO AIRWAVES

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bob Seger has emerged from the studio equipped with a new album, Ride Out, set to be released October 14 on Capitol Records. The first single, “Detroit Made,” pays homage to America’s love affair with the automobile. The uptempo song hit radio airwaves this past weekend serving as the perfect backdrop to the 20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one day celebration of classic car culture.

“I feel really good about this record,” says Seger.  “This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world – from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news.  It sums up a lot of feelings I have about a variety of subjects.”    

Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the hallmarks of the rocker’s deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including “Detroit Made,” “All of The Roads” and “California Stars.”

Ride Out is Seger’s first studio album since his 2006 platinum-certified Face The Promise and follows his 2011 platinum-certified release, Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets.

Bob Seger has sold more than 51 million albums and has racked up 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA-certified album sales awards in the U.S. alone. He is both a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and his Greatest Hits, Against The Wind, Night Moves, Stranger In Town, Nine Tonight, and Live Bullet have been RIAA-certified for more than five million U.S. album sales each. The 1994 Greatest Hits collection was the #1 best-selling catalog album in the U.S. during the past decade (2001-2009), as reported by Billboard/SoundScan. With his many successes, Seger’s music is permanently etched in the American musical landscape.

The Scorpions Plan New Album and Tour For 50th Anniversary
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The Scorpions will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2015 with a new album and tour. The German rockers posted an image with the news on their Facebook page on Saturday, with more details to be announced at a later date.

On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, The Scorpions announced that they would be retiring after touring in support of their new album at the time, "Sting In The Tail," although this decision was eventually retracted and the band will continue.

As for the new record, singer Klaus Meine revealed in a 2013 interview that it feature leftovers from the early 1980s. "We started that over a year ago," Meine confirmed at the time. "It will be material that was never finished; songs with pure Scorpions DNA from a very exciting time. Once we close the book on the crazy touring schedule that's something we'll pick up again."

AEROSMITH ‘LET ROCK RULE’ TOUR TO RESUME SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 AT THE GORGE IN GEORGE, WA

AEROSMITH will resume their in-progress “Let Rock Rule” tour Saturday, August 16 at the Gorge in George, WA.  Earlier this week. (Wednesday, August 13), AEROSMITH cancelled their concert at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA so that JOEY KRAMER could undergo a minor medical procedure.  The AEROSMITH drummer, who has no history of a heart condition, said, “I'm feeling better than ever and I’ll be back sitting in the best seat in the house, hitting it harder than ever for our amazing fans. My gratitude and thanks for all the love and support showered on me during this time.  #LetRockRule.”

AEROSMITH’s remaining North American “LET ROCK RULE” tour dates with SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Sat

8/16

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

Tue

8/19

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Fri

8/22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

Mon

8/25

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Thu

8/28

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

Sun

8/31

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Wed

9/3

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

Sat

9/6

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Tue

9/9

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri

9/12

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park


THE SUNSET STRIP & GIBSON FOUNDATION TO UNVEIL FOURTH INSTALLMENT OF GIBSON GUITARTOWN 10-FOOT ART PIECES AUGUST 19
2014 EDITION INCLUDES WORKS BY NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AND EMERGING LOS ANGELES ARTISTS

THE SUNSET STRIP and GIBSON FOUNDATION are excited to unveil their next installment of 10-foot, one-of-a-kind guitars Tuesday, August 19 at Hornburg Jaguar on the famed Sunset Strip. This is the fourth series of guitars since the GIBSON GUITARTOWN ON THE SUNSET STRIP public art project launched in 2010. The guitars, which were created by Los Angeles artists and nationally acclaimed artists to celebrate musicians who have influenced The Sunset Strip, will be auctioned for charity early next year. 

The 2014 Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip collection celebrates the music of Otis Redding, Jerry Garcia, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Elton John, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Freddie Mercury, Janis Joplin, Jane's Addiction, Bob Marley, Frank Zappa, Rage Against The Machine, David Bowie and Marc Bolan as well as the Viper Room's 21st anniversary. 

The guitars showcase a wide array of motifs and styles and include work by RISK, Gail Zappa and musician Raphael Saadiq. Other works include an exclusive guitar series by Willard Snow and a memorial to the artists of The Sunset Strip by Kevin Llewellyn. GuitarTown supports the work of L.A.'s emerging artists and will be welcoming several emerging artists including Gino Burman-Loffredo, TJ Roe and GuitarTown's youngest ever artist, Forrest Holt (18).

Visual artists were selected after an open call for submissions. The project was curated by creative producer Mark Cramer whose clients include the City of West Hollywood, Christopher Street West/L.A. Pride, The Gay Men's Chorus of L.A., Halloweenie and Level Ground. Additionally, Cramer owns INSTALL, a public art consulting group that specializes in the development and management of unique art programming in the greater Los Angeles community and works with emerging LGBTQ artists, creating opportunities for interactive exhibitions and public showcases.

"The launch of new guitars is a highlight each year," says Sunset Strip Business Association Executive Director/CEO Todd Steadman. "Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is a great project for everyone involved. Some of our favorite musicians are celebrated through art, and The Sunset Strip serves as a unique art gallery, with thousands of people walking the famed boulevard and enjoying the works of art each day. We are also happy to work with Mark this year to showcase dynamic works by emerging and acclaimed artists in such a public setting."

Works being unveiled August 19 include:

Artist                           Title                                       Honoring the music of: 

Risk                              "Sweet Emotion"                      Joe Perry
Gail Zappa                    "Frank Zappa Audio Tombstone"   Frank Zappa
Stacey Wells                 "Janie's Got a Gun"                 Steven Tyler
Sarah's INCOGNITO    "Golden Nostalgia"                  Elton John
Lori Antoinette                "Cyndi Lauper"                       Cyndi Lauper
Ruben Esparza              "Freddie Mercury Icon"           Freddie Mercury
Joshua Burks                "Double Booked"                  Jane's Addiction/Empire of the Sun
FOREMOST                  "Minneaolitan"                          Prince
Demetra Karras             "Wake Up"                               Rage Against The Machine
TJ Roe                           "Serpent Sirena"                     The Viper Room
Kevin Llewellyn               "Live Fast, Never Die"        
Gino Burman-Loffredo     "The Man Who Sold the World"    David Bowie
Forrest Holt                      "Nothing's Shocking 25th Anniv." Jane's Addiction
Willard Snow                    "Reggae Legend"                   Bob Marley
Willard Snow                     "China Cat"                            Jerry Garcia
Willard Snow                     "The English Rocker"             Marc Bolan
Willard Snow                     "Acid Queen"                         Janis Joplin
Updendo & Raphael Saadiq                                            Otis Redding

Music fans can view the visually striking 10-foot guitars in person at the upcoming Sunset Strip Music Festival on September 20 and 21. Following the festival they will be installed along the 1.6 mile Sunset Strip outside of landmarks including the Rainbow, The Roxy, Whisky A Go-Go, Andaz West Hollywood hotel (former "Riot Hyatt"), House of Blues Sunset Strip and The Comedy Store, among others.

The guitars will be publicly displayed through the end of the year before being auctioned for charity during the first quarter of 2015. Since the project's initial launch in 2010, the guitars have raised more than $150,000 for charity. Past beneficiaries include Music For Relief, which was founded by members of Linkin Park to support disaster relief efforts; Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's "Arts Matter" campaign, supporting art and music education in L.A. public schools; Los Angeles Youth Network, which provides resources for homeless youth in Los Angeles; West Hollywood Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission to support public art efforts; and the West Hollywood Library. Stay tuned for exciting announcements regarding the 2014 GuitarTown charity recipient. 

Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is supported by the Sunset Strip Business Association, Hornburg Land Rover on The Sunset Strip, City of West Hollywood and Visit West Hollywood. GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip is administered by the Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic division of Gibson Brands Inc. 

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Motley Crue Tour Truck In Fatal Accident
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A truck carrying equipment for Motley Crue's farewell tour was involved in a fatal collision on Friday in Jefferson County, Alabama, the band's show at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre went on as scheduled.

One person was killed in a wreck with an 18-wheeler on I-65 around 4:15 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene; he has been identified as 47-year-old Michael Wayne Marsh of Hayden, according to here.

They report that the condition of the driver of the 18-wheeler carrying Motley Crue's equipment was unknown but they confirmed that he was transported to a hospital.

Aerosmith Address Joey Kramer Heart Trouble Reports
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Aerosmith's Joey Kramer and his wife have both spoken out publicly denying a tabloid report that the legendary rocker has suffered from a history of heart problems and speculation that he was going to undergo open heart surgery.

The rumor was sparked after the band canceled their concert last Wednesday (August 13th) in Concord, Ca due to an illness within the band. Gossip site TMZ reported that an anonymous "source close to the band" informed them that Kramer has suffered heart issues in the past and an unnamed "member of the crew" told them that Kramer will be undergoing heart surgery. But they stipulated that they were unable to confirm the surgery rumor.

Kramer addressed the rumor on Friday. He issued the following statement, "I'm feeling better than ever and I'll be back sitting in the best seat in the house, hitting it harder than ever for our amazing fans. My gratitude and thanks for all the love and support showered on me during this time. #LetRockRule."

The drummer's wife Linda took things a little bit further on Twitter, confirming that Joey was in the hospital for a heart related procedure but called out the report for blowing things "out of proportion".

She tweeted, "Despite whats being reported n media my husband @joeykramer is NOT undergoing emergency open heart surgery he has NOT had prior heart issues". And she also tweeted, "Media blowing out of proportion The truth is Yes my husband @joeykramer is in the hospital having a procedure related to his heart."

On Saturday, the band resumed their North American Let Rock Rule Tour that features support from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators which runs until September 9th.

8/19 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
8/22 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
8/25 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/28 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
8/31 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
9/3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9/9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12 Sydney, NS, Canada Open Hearth Park

Gene Simmons Apologizes For Depression Comments
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KISS star Gene Simmons has issued two apologies for his comments in a recent interview about drug addiction and depression, following a backlash that included a KISS ban by a radio group in Australia.

The controversy started when Simmons was asked if he still gets along with the original members of KISS (Ace Frehley and Peter Criss), and he responded, "No, I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim.

"Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: 'The world is a harsh place.' My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don't want to hear f*** all about 'the world as a harsh place.' She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' F*** you, then kill yourself.

"I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f*** up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd."

After the comments made headlines, the Australian radio group Triple M announced that they have banned the playing of KISS music on their five radio stations in the major markets across Australia.

Simmons issued a statement on his personal Facebook page addressing his controversial comments. He wrote, "Depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones.

"I have not commented on various allegations made in the media, but I want to make this statement for the record and to clarify. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression.

"I have never sugarcoated my feelings regarding drug use and alcoholics. Somewhere along the line, my intentions in speaking very directly and perhaps politically-incorrectly about drug use and alcoholics have been misconstrued as vile commentary on depression.

"Unkind statements about depression was certainly never my intention. And I do not intend to defend myself here and now by listing the myriad charities and self-help organizations I am involved with.

"This is not about me. This is about clearing up misconceptions and being clear. My heart goes out to anyone suffering from depression."

Simmons followed up that statement but posting the following message on the official KISS Facebook page: "I want to make this statement about my views on depression for the record and to clarify my prior remarks.

"To the extent my comments reported by the media speak of depression, I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression. I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments. I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression.

"I have never sugarcoated my feelings regarding drug use and alcoholics. Somewhere along the line, my intention of speaking in very directly and perhaps politically incorrectly about drug use and alcoholics has been misconstrued as vile commentary on depression. Unkind statements about depression was certainly never my intention. Fully, you will know that and I do not intend to defend myself here and now, by listing the myriad charities and self-help organizations I am involved with. Rather, I simply want to be clear that my heart goes out to anyone suffering from depression and I deeply regret any offhand remarks in the heat of an interview that might have suggested otherwise."

Pearl Jam, Nickelback Producer Rick Parashar Dead at 50
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Rick Parashar, who is best known as the producer of several hit albums including Pearl Jam's "Ten" and Nickelback's "Silver Side Up," died late last week at the age of 50.

Parashar died last Thursday afternoon (August 14th) at his home in Queen Ann, Seattle, after a blood clot moved from his leg to his heart, according to the King County Medical Examiner, reports Northwest Music Scene.

In 1985, Parashar and his brother Raj founded the famed London Bridge Studio in Seattle, WA, which went on to play a significant role in the grunge explosion in the early 1990s.

Apart from being a studio owner, Parashar was also known for his record production, have worked on the previously mentioned smash hit albums from Pearl Jam and Nickelback, he also produced the Temple of the Dog album, Alice in Chains' "Sap" EP, Blind Melon's self-titled album, 3 Doors Down's "Away from the Sun," Unwritten Law's self-titled effort and also worked on Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" album.

Unwritten Law posted the following tribute on their Facebook page, "A good friend and producer of the Unwritten Law self titled record died and instead of giving his bio I would like to say a few awesome things about him and his importance of Unwritten laws legacy. Personally he was my favorite producer and teacher of things of occult nature in my life. His love for Shannon hoon was big and I remember having long talks with him about life death and rebirth

"These things I will always keep private. But thank you rick I love you. So much a lot of things come to mind about him left and right write now. I know this he was definitely a member of unwritten law at that time. You can hear his voice after California sky if you listen close. I'm leaving this pic that was taken in the house we lived in during the recording. Rick and I decorated it and eventually used the magic board on 418. Rick is also responsible for our 7 pointed star logo. Later rick you are FOREVER alive"

Alice in Chains posted a photo of Parasher on their Facebook with the message, "Remembering Rick Parasher Today. Another good soul gone too soon. Our thoughts are with Raj and the rest of Rick's family..."

Pearl Jam wrote on their Facebook page on Saturday, "RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on both Ten and Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family."

Blind Mellon's Facebook page had this tribute, "We are deeply saddened to say goodbye to our friend and partner Rick Parashar. Rick was a gentle soul who was loved by all. We had A LOT of fun with Rick. He was instrumental to our early sound and a big part of our success."

Nickelback wrote on Sunday, "Very sad to hear about the passing of Rick Parashar. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. RIP Rick"

Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers' Billy Rath Dead at 66
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Billy Rath, bassist with Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, has died at the age of 66 after a long illness. He replaced Richard Hell in the New York punk outfit in 1976 and appeared on the band's iconic album LAMF in 1977. They were lined up to appear alongside the Sex Pistols on the British band's doomed Anarchy In The UK tour, then split up later the same year.

The Heartbreakers continued to reform for occasional shows, but Rath bowed out in 1985 and did not return. After a short stint as a member of Iggy Pop's band he retrained as a psychologist and began working as an addiction counsellor. He'd been working with his own band, Billy Rath's Street Pirates, until his illness forced him to move into a care home. He left the facility to be with his family in his final days.

Commenting on the Heartbreakers' notoriety, the bassist said in a 2012 interview: "We didn't make trouble - we made and played NYC rock 'n' roll. The Heartbreakers were a rock 'n' roll band, not a punk band that pushed anarchy. We wrote love songs, not fight songs."

Ratt Really Ended With Robbin Crosby's Death Says Pearcy
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Former Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy says he walked out on the band for the last time because he felt three decades of "volatile" living was enough. He believes the notoriously unstable band changed for the worse when guitarist Robbin Crosby died in 2002 - but his offer of returning for a final album remains open.

Pearcy, who quit in April, tells Inappropriate Earl: "30 years is enough time to be in something that's so volatile. Things weren't proper." He reports he's enjoying life more with his solo band, although he's not planning to stage any large-scale tours: "There's less drama and there's less overall business structure," he says. "It's more back to basics. I just like getting out there once in a while."

The singer describes Crosby's death after a heroin overdose as "the end of the Ratt tale, so to speak," adding: "I knew it would never be the same. No disrespect to whoever else stepped in. It's just not the same - and hence all the catastrophe that followed."

But he is open to recording another album with the four original members.

Eric Clapton & Friends: JJ Cale Appreciation Album

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today's artists cannot be overstated. To honor JJ's legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale scheduled to be released July 29, 2014. With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single "Call Me The Breeze." The album is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00K0X1PYM.

"I would like people to tap into what JJ Cale did – that's the point. I'm just the messenger; I've always felt that that's my job. I try to interpret things so that the public at large, or at least the people who listen to what I do, will become intrigued about where I got it from," said Clapton.

After years admiring JJ Cale's work and covering several of his songs such as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine", Clapton finally collaborated with Cale for the first time in his career on the 2006 original album Road to Escondido. At the time, Clapton said "This is the realization of what may have been my last ambition, to work with the man whose music has inspired me for as long as I can remember."

JJ Cale's music consistently defied being labeled into any one category, but instead found influences across the spectrum of blues, rock, country and folk -- a hybrid sound that has influenced a long list of artists. He was known for being reclusive. He let his music speak for itself and by his own choice never became famous in the conventional terms of the word. Instead, he preferred to shun the spotlight for a more simple existence based on his musical creations. Ironically, doing just that, and focusing on music, turned him into a guitar legend.

Cale grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and cited Chet Atkins, Les Paul and Chuck Berry as some of his earliest influences. He was often quoted as saying, "In trying to imitate them, I missed it. And I came up with my own kinda thing." And so, Cale began playing the local Tulsa club scene in the early 1950's surrounded by other natives such as David Gates (Bread) and Leon Russell. After moving to Los Angeles in the mid-60's, he recorded the song "After Midnight."

Already an accomplished guitarist with bands such as the Yardbirds, Cream and Blind Faith, Clapton ventured to a solo career with the release of his 1970 self-titled Eric Clapton album. Mutual friend Delaney Bramlett had given Clapton a copy of Cale's song "After Midnight." Clapton decided to cover the song and it was the first single from the album. The song became a chart-topping success. Clapton was quick to offer praise for Cale's work while promoting the album. Cale had been told of the cover but said that he didn't pay much attention until the song came on the radio in Tulsa.

Years later, in April 1976, Cale was performing at London's Hammersmith Odeon in support of his Troubadour album release. Clapton sat in on the performance and later during that trip surprised Cale in the studio with a version of "Cocaine" that would appear on his 1977 Slowhand release, again becoming a chart-topping success.

In 2004 Clapton organized a guitar festival called Crossroads that was a 3-day event featuring the world's most elite guitarists. Clapton invited Cale to perform at the first Crossroads Guitar Festival and Cale agreed to attend the event, where Clapton proudly sat in as a member of his band.

Cale's entire 40-plus year career produced only 15 albums. Lauded by his peers and completely unfazed by musical fads, JJ Cale is an American icon, a craftsman like no other.

Clapton's career, also spanning more than 50 years, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Breeze will be available JULY 29, 2014

ALBUM TRACK LISTING 1. Call Me The Breeze (Vocals Eric Clapton) 2. Rock And Roll Records (Vocals Eric Clapton & Tom Petty) 3. Someday (Vocals Mark Knopfler) 4. Lies (Vocals John Mayer & Eric Clapton) 5. Sensitive Kind (Vocals Don White) 6. Cajun Moon (Vocals Eric Clapton) 7. Magnolia (Vocals John Mayer) 8. I Got The Same Old Blues (Vocals Tom Petty & Eric Clapton) 9. Songbird (Vocals Willie Nelson & Eric Clapton) 10. Since You Said Goodbye (Vocals Eric Clapton) 11. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Vocals Don White & Eric Clapton) 12. The Old Man And Me (Vocals Tom Petty) 13. Train To Nowhere (Vocals Mark Knopfler, Don White & Eric Clapton) 14. Starbound (Vocals Willie Nelson) 15. Don't Wait (Vocals Eric Clapton & John Mayer) 16. Crying Eyes (Vocals Eric Clapton & Christine Lakeland)

MUSICIAN CREDITS: Keys - Hammond Organ, Piano & Wurlitzer Walt Richmond & Simon Climie Drum Programming & Percussion Simon Climie Bass Nathan East Drums Jim Keltner Guitars Eric Clapton (All tracks) Mark Knopfler (Tracks 3 & 13) John Mayer (Tracks 4, 7 & 15) Willie Nelson (Tracks 9 & 14) Don White (Tracks 3, 5 & 13) Reggie Young (Tracks 2, 6 & 8) Derek Trucks (Tracks 14 & 16) Albert Lee (Tracks 1 & 11) David Lindley (Tracks 9 & 16) Don Preston (Track 3 & 13) Christine Lakeland (Track 3) Doyle Bramhall II (Track 10) Pedal Steel Guitar Greg Leisz (Track 12 & 14) Dobro Eric Clapton (Track 11) Harmonica Jimmy Markham (Track 13) Mickey Raphael (Tracks 3, 9 & 14) Backing Vocals Michelle John (Tracks 4, 5, 9 & 13) Sharon White(Tracks 4, 5, 9 & 13) Christine Lakeland (Tracks 13 & 15) Simon Climie (Track 9) Additional Drums James Cruce Jim Karstein Jamie Oldaker David Teegarden Satnam Ramgotra (Tablas) ALBUM CREDITS: Produced by: Eric Clapton Simon Climie

Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist SLASH Strikes a Chord at Universal Studios Hollywood, Composing First-Ever Original Score for Theme Park’s Gripping New “Halloween Horror Nights” Maze “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH”

Universal City, CA, August 14, 2014 – Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of “Halloween Horror Nights,” this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album World on Fire debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his “Let Rock Rule” World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

Infused with the rocker’s hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns.  

The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through “Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,” a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction. 

“I’m a HUGE fan of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror,” said SLASH.  “I’ve been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year’s event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze.  I can’t wait to see the fans’ reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself.”

“It’s an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”  “From the moment I heard SLASH’s original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it’s great having SLASH be a part of this incredible event.”

SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014www.slashonline.com.

 “Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead:  The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP:  Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “An American Werewolf in London,” based Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; “Face Off:  In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

To learn more about this all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, click here:  “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH.”

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios HollywoodSM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “The Simpsons Ride™,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”

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SANTANA TO RELEASE “CORAZON, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT” DVD CONCERT, PLUS DOCUMENTARY FILM, AND LIVE CD PACKAGE

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 9TH ON RCA/SONY LATIN IBERIA

GUITAR LEGEND SANTANA COLLABORATED WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN LATIN MUSIC FOR THIS ALBUM, CONCERT AND DOCUMENTARY SHOT IN MEXICO CELEBRATING HIS LATIN HERITAGE

CORAZÓN, SANTANA’S FIRST EVER LATIN ALBUM OF HIS CAREER CERTIFIED US LATIN DOUBLE-PLATINUM

Superstar performances at this concert event include Elan Atias, Chocquibtown,  Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera (of Mana), Niña Pastori, Samuel Rosa (of Skank), Cindy Blackman Santana,  Salvador Santana, Romeo Santos,  Soledad, and Diego Torres

(August 14, 2014-- New York, NY) Ten time GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana and his band SANTANA will be releasing a special concert event package entitled “CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,”  which includes the concert film, a “making of the concert” 30 minute documentary film shot in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Guadalajara, entitled “Live It To Believe It,” along with a live CD, also available as a downloadable CD on September 9th, available in three different physical package configurations -  as a DVD stand alone, DVD/CD, and as a Blu-Ray/CD package. Find complete DVD/Blu-Ray & CD track listing information below. The Live CD will also be available as a digital download.

Combined with 40 years of hits, Santana performed many of the songs from his double-platinum US Latin-certified and critically-acclaimed album CORAZÓN at a once in a lifetime concert event in December 2013, accompanied by many of his album special guests, all celebrating their Latin music heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico (in his native state of Jalisco) at Arena VFG in Guadalajara in conjunction with the Mexico Tourism Board. 

Guadalajara, Mexico was selected by Carlos Santana and Sony Music as the location for the concert and DVD to celebrate Santana’s Mexican roots and for Carlos to honor Mexico's people, its culture and its history. The concert was a homecoming for Carlos and a festive kickoff event to mark his critically- album CORAZÓN, a project close to his heart. CORAZÓN, the concert and album project brought Carlos back to his birthplace and celebrates Carlos’ love of his musical heritage, as well as showcases Carlos’ own personal influence on Latin music and on today’s generation of Latin superstars.

The concert documentary entitled “CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,” originally aired in the U.S. on HBO Latino on May 3rd, and was simulcast in Latin America and the Caribbean. This was the first time ever that HBO Latino and HBO Latin America have joined forces to premiere a concert event in the US and Latin American regions.

Superstar guest performers who joined Santana at the concert  event captured on this DVD/CD include Elan Atias, ChocquibtownLila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Fher Olvera  (of Maña),Niña Pastori, Samuel Rosa (of Skank), Cindy Blackman SantanaSalvador Santana, Romeo SantosSoledad, and Diego Torres.

Click here to watch a live performance of “Amor Correspondido” feat. Diego Torres featured on the Blu-Ray and DVD.

CORAZÓN, LIVE FROM MEXICO: LIVE IT TO BELIEVE IT,” was directed by Nick Wickham, and produced by Emer Patten and Paul “Skip” Rickert. The DVD and album were executive produced by Clive Davis, Santana’s longtime collaborator and Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment,, Carlos Santana, Afo Verde Chairman and CEO for Sony's Latin Region, Spain and Portugal, Michael Vrionis, President, Universal Tone Management, and Tom Corson, President and COO, RCA Records.

About SANTANA: For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY ® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY ® Awards.  He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), and received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009).  Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. On December 8th, 2013 Carlos Santana was the recipient of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Award. He is also currently headlining at a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Santana recently kicked off an 18 show US tour with Rod Stewart along with stand alone dates for ‘The Corazón Tour.’

Link to watch “Amor Correspondido” feat. Diego Torres performance: http://smarturl.it/AmorCorrespondido
Link to "Saideira" video featuring Samuel Rosa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2R-cj12zY
Link to hear “La Flaca” featuring Juanes: Santana – La Flaca

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THE CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR 2014--ROCK’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS NIGHT--ANNOUNCES: ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE SAMMY HAGAR NAMED AS HOST SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES FOR LISTENER AND FAN-VOTED CATEGORIES

VOTING OPEN NOW
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ONE OF MUSIC’S MOST RESPECTED AND HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EVENTS BEING HELD IN AMERICA FOR THE FIRST TIME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AVALON IN HOLLYWOOD, CA

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies of the year, attracting the biggest names in the world of rock. Hosted by UK based Classic Rock Magazine, the tenth annual Classic Rock Awards - the ‘Classic Rock Roll Of Honour’ - has announced multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar as this year’s master of ceremonies, along with the list of nominees for the listener and fan-voted categories.

Traditionally held in the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, London, this prestigious rock‘n’roll awards ceremony is coming to America for the first time on Tuesday, November 4. A celebration of some of the world’s most influential and respected musicians in rock, is set to take place at the Avalon, Hollywood’s historic night club and music venue.

To kick things off for 2014, Sammy Hagar will serve as this year’s host. Globally known as the “Red Rocker”, Hagar is a Grammy award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician, a #1 New York Times Best Selling author, and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout his prolific 40-year-career as a solo artist and as a member of the groups Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot, Hagar has sold more than 60 million records.  In addition to his musical endeavors, Hagar is also an auspicious entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder of world-renowned Cabo Wabo tequila, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum (an official sponsor of the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour), eight restaurants, the “Acoustic For A Cure” benefit concert and supports several children’s charities and food relief organizations. Along with hosting the 2014 Classic Rock AwardsHagar is currently on his “A Journey Through The History Of Rock” tour, working on a new Chickenfoot album, as well as a new solo acoustic album. Previous hosts have included Alice CooperGene Simmons and Duff Mckagan.

"The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of music’s coolest and most prestigious events in the U.K. so I’m really excited to be hosting it for the first time in the U.S.,” said Sammy Hagar. “My goal is to keep it fun and filled with so many off-the-hook music moments that we put it on the map alongside the Grammys, VMAs and other awards ceremonies.”

Today, Classic Rock Magazine announced the nominees for this year’s awards including the listener and fan-voted categories:

Best New Band - Awarded to the best new rock band
BlackWolf
Blues Pills
Deaf Havana
Massive
No Sinner
Purson
Royal Blood
The Cadillac Three
The Golden Grass
The Strypes
Band Of The Year - Awarded to the most exciting rock band
Black Sabbath
The Black Keys
Guns N’ Roses
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Queen + Adam Lambert
Film Of The Year 
Inside Llewyn Davis
Joe Bonamassa – Tour De Force: Live In London
Metallica – Through The Never
Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun, Hyde Park Live
Supermensch – The Legend Of Shep Gordon
The Doors – R-Evolution
Album Of The Year
Augustines – Augustines
Black Stone Cherry – Magic Mountain
Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
California Breed – California Breed
Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
Motörhead – Aftershock
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Rival Sons – Great Western Valkyrie
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
The Temperance Movement – The Temperance Movement
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home
Reissue Of The Year Awarded to the best-embellished reissue
The Beatles – The US Albums
Deep Purple – Made In Japan: Deluxe Edition
Kiss – 40th Anniversary Kissteria Vinyl Boxset
Led Zeppelin – I, II & III Deluxe Editions
Pink Floyd – The Division Bell: 20th Anniversary Edition
Ramones – The Sire Years 1976-1981
Soundgarden – Superunknown: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Clash – Sound System Boxset
Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat Super Deluxe Box Set
Yes – The Studio Albums 1969-1987
Classic Rock Radio Station Of The Year (Major Market)
Classic Rock Radio Station Of The Year (Medium Market)
Classic Rock Radio Station Of The Year (Small Market)

The all-important listener and fan votes can be cast now at www.classicrockmagazine.com/awards.

Additionally, U.S. radio listeners will be able to vote on their Classic Rock radio stations’ websites, via a sponsored digital banner which will be made available by Krantz Media Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group (KMG) and digital partners TUNEGENIE and Classics Du Jour. AdLarge Media will be exclusively responsible for radio advertising sponsorship sales. Fans also can vote for their favourite Classic Rock radio station. Radio station winners will be recognized in the Major Market, Medium Market, and Small Market categories. More details on U.S. listener voting will be provided shortly. 

Voting will close on Wednesday, October 22.

For one night only, Classic Rock Magazine plays host to some of the world’s most renowned rock legends. This exclusive evening welcomes some 400 artists, industry figureheads and VIPs with a champagne reception and a three course dinner, followed by the presentation of the awards themselves. The evening culminates with a live performance. The evening’s main award, The Living Legend, will be announced soon and has previously been won by Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, Jeff Beck, ZZ Top and Iggy Pop.

Reflecting the explosive growth of the Classic Rock brand, the event has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the rare ‘must dos’ on the rock calendar. It has consistently attracted A-List guests, including Black Sabbath, Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper, Slash, Rush, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck, Brian May, The Who, Gene Simmons, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Rob Halford and Paul Stanley among many others, as well as live performances from Jeff Beck with special guests, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rival Sons and Zakk Wylde.

Further illustrating the brand’s growth, TeamRock Games will be launching the official Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Trivia Game on September 1, giving players the chance to win a VIP trip for two to Los Angeles with flights and hotel accommodations included, along with tickets to the awards and after show party.

This really is the ultimate in rock‘n’roll awards and as such will be broadcast in the U.S. on radio exclusively through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, it's national programming partner VH1 Radio, producer of "On Tap with Nik Carter," Vh1 Classic Rock Prep and Vh1 Rock Prep, and KMG's advertising sales partner Adlarge Media.  In the U.K., it is broadcast on TeamRock Radio. Check out highlights from past Classic Rock Awards here: http://bit.ly/1qVqXoT.

Orange Amplification returns for a fifth year as a major partner in presenting the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Joining them are new sponsors MixRadio, official hotel partners, the Sunset Marquis Hotel . Restaurant . Spa, Universal Music Group and Sammy's Beach Bar Rum.

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Motley Crue Fans Rushed To Hospital After Concert Attack
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An Ohio man and his girlfriend were allegedly attacked by a group of people at the Cleveland stop of Motley Crue's farewell tour on Tuesday night and the man is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his alleged attackers.

Jeff Stone says in a Facebook posting that he and his girlfriend, Kristine Scheetz, were rushed to the hospital by ambulance following the attack at the concert.

Stone posted photos of himself in the hospital and wrote, "Kristine & I were up at Blossom enjoying our first concert of the year. We were down by the Pavillion having a beer and a girl came by and slammed into Kristine, spilling her entire beer all over her. Kristine was soaked and said 'excuse me'. The girl and Several of her friends, plus two men came out of nowhere and viciously attacked us. It was a nasty fight and one of the scariest moments I've ever experienced.

"I won't even show pictures of Kristine as she is completely traumatized. My shoulder was dislocated and Kristine's eye was messed up pretty badly. We were rushed to the hospital by ambulance and I had to be put under to have my shoulder put back in place. We both had X Rays And Kristine had to get a Catscan.

"I am offering a $5,000 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION leading to the arrest and conviction of the low rent cowards that jumped and beat on an innocent couple just trying to unwind and enjoy their evening."

Nikki Sixx Slams Gene Simmons Over Recent Comments
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Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx criticized Gene Simmons for recent comments that the KISS star made about people with substance abuse problems and people with depression.

Simmons made headlines over comments he made in a recent interview with Songfacts.com. When he was asked if he still gets along with the original members of KISS (Ace Frehley and Peter Criss), Simmons responded, "No, I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim.

"Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: 'The world is a harsh place.' My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don't want to hear f*** all about 'the world as a harsh place.' She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' F*** you, then kill yourself.

"I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump.' Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f*** up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd."

Nikki Sixx offered his reaction to Simmons' comments this week on his syndicated radio show Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx. He said, "…It's pretty moronic because he thinks everybody listens to him, that he is the god of thunder. He will tell you he is the greatest man on earth, and to be honest with you, I like Gene. But in this situation, I don't like Gene, I don't like Gene's words, because…there is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a KISS fan and reads this and goes, 'You know what? He's right. I should just kill myself'…"

Sixx added: "…For people who are depressed, there is a way out. There are many, many ways out. And I don't want people to listen to an interview from a rock star, who's telling you the only way out is out, when I'm telling you, and I wrote it in The Heroin Diaries, you can get out of this. ...One in 10 Americans are affected by depression at one point in their life, so this is another thing to think about.

"At one point in your life, meaning it will come and it will go…they say all bad things must pass, all bad things will pass, so keep that in the back of your mind if you're feeling depression, and don't listen to people who don' t know what they're talking about."

Journey, Whitesnake, Night Ranger Supergroup Launched
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Journey drummer Deen Castronovo, ex-Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich and Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades have revealed they're working on an album together.

The trio revealed that they are recording with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio on the studio project, which is scheduled for release next year via Frontiers Records.

Asides from the Facebook image showing the three musicians together in a studio, no details have yet been released about the project, which sees Castronovo delivering lead vocals along with drum tracks.

Ace Frehley Wants Gene Simmons To Guest On Next Album
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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release his new solo album, "Space Invader", on August 19th in North America (Aug 29 in Europe), but the rocker is already working on his next project and he says he may ask former bandmate Gene Simmons to appear on the record.

"I was thinking of asking Gene to play bass on one track, and I'm not going to say which one. That'll be a surprise," Ace told VH1 Radio Network's Dave Basner.

Frehley isn't sure if Simmons would be up to the challenge or if he'd be allowed to appear on the album. "I think he'd consider it," said Ace. "I don't know if he'd do it. Maybe Paul [Stanley] won't let him. Who knows?"

The guitarist recently revealed that his next album, which will feature covers and remixes, will be an all-star affair. "I will get guest stars like Lita Ford, Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, Slash," he explained.

Accept Premiere New Song Final Journey
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Accept have released a lyric video for their new track Final Journey. The song is taken from the band's upcoming 14th album Blind Rage, released on August 19th in North America and August 18th in Europe.

Frontman Mark Tornillo tells NPR: "Final Journey is certainly not about Accept, but about all of us. Eventually, we all take that final journey and when we do, we will most surely travel alone. Where to is the question."

Accept launch a world tour next month, with a London date set for The Forum on November 27. Until then check out the new lyric video for Final Journey.

Halford Predicts New Judas Priest Album Will Be Revered
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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has predicted that latest album Redeemer Of Souls will eventually be seen as "one of the greatest metal records ever made."

He believes their 17th studio outing demonstrates a strong sense of purpose, and that means it'll stand the test of time. It gave Priest the third-best UK chart position of their career on release last month, leading the singer to confirm it wouldn't be their last record.

Halford made his prediction in an interview with Rock Cellar: "I think, 10 years from now, this will be revered. I don't say that lightly. Knowing how everything works, it feels that good."

Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock Working On New Album

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Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock are hard at work on a new album. The group led by Scorpions and UFO guitar icon Schenker hope to release Spirit On A Mission late this year or early 2015.

Their last album was 2013's Bridge The Gap, which featured Schenker's fellow ex-Scorpions members Francis Buchholz on bass and Herman Rarebell on drums. Vocals were handled by Doogie White while Wayne Findlay was on keyboard and guitar.

Despite his illustrious past with various bands, Schenker admits he prefers working as a solo artist with the help of his Temple Of Rock colleagues or the Michael Schenker Group (MSG).

Status Quo Recall Onstage Nightmares
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Status Quo say recovering from a fall onstage is easily the most embarrassing thing that can happen to a musician. Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi recall their onstage nightmares and both agree it's the getting up, rather than the falling down, that hurts the most.

Parfitt tells Total Guitar: "I was up on a riser - and that was in the days where we used to really jump up and down and flit about like ballet dancers - and I was due to do the lead vocal.

"I sprang down from the riser and fell flat on my face. It's not falling onstage that's the embarrassing thing, it's getting up. You see the whole front 15 rows laughing their f***ing heads off at you. I clambered up the microphone and tried to do the lead vocal but I realised I had cracked the neck of the guitar.

"It was a black Gibson and I loved it. It was a complete disaster. God forbid it ever happens again because it's so f***ing embarrassing." Stream the interview here.

ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "THE JOKER"
GUITAR LEGEND TO SIT IN WITH THE ROOTS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM SPACE INVADER OUT AUGUST 19

NYC BEST BUY IN-STORE ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK - 2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has debuted "The Joker," the second single from his highly anticipated solo LP Spacer Invader due out next week. The debut comes exclusively through ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK.  http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ace-frehley-the-joker-steve-miller-premiere/

Frehley will perform on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, sitting in with The Roots for the show’s entirety.

Additionally, a one time only in-store appearance and signing at the Best Buy in Union Square, NYC will take place Tuesday August 19th at 6PM. Fans will be able to get their own copy of Space Invader signed by the space man himself.

1. Space Invader
2. Gimme A Feelin'
3. I Wanna Hold You
4. Change
5. Toys
6. Immortal Pleasures
7. Inside The Vortex
8. What Every Girl Wants
9. Past The Milky Way
10. Reckless
11. The Joker
12. Starship

ACE FREHLEY will release Space Invader, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on August 19th. The album features nine brand new original songs, including the first single, “Gimme a Feelin'," as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s classic rock staple “The Joker.” Frehley also tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album art for Space Invader. Kelly created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977).

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley (1978), went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics.

Pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/space-invader-deluxe-edition/id900286294

Smokey Robinson’s New Duets Album "Smokey & Friends" Premieres Exclusively via “First Play" on iTunes Radio
“Smokey & Friends” Set for Release on Verve Records on August 19
Album Features Duets with Contemporary and Classic Artists such as Elton John, James Taylor, Mary J. Blige, Aloe Blacc, Jessie J, Miguel, CeeLo and more

“Smokey & Friends,” the new duets album from legendary Motown icon and Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter, Smokey Robinson, premieres today exclusively via “First Play” on iTunes Radio (iTunesRadio.com/SmokeyRobinson). The album will be available to stream in its entirety from today through August 18 and is also available now for pre-order (iTunes.com/SmokeyRobinson) ahead of its official August 19 release on Verve Records.

The track listing for “Smokey & Friends” features Robinson alongside a celebrated roster of contemporary and classic artists who revisit the best loved songs from Robinson's unmatched catalog of hits including those he has written for his solo career, his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Miracles, as well as hits he wrote for others, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.

On the Randy Jackson-produced set, Robinson is joined by old friends like James Taylor, Sir Elton John, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Mary J. Blige, as well as with some of today’s hottest new artists including John Legend, John Mayer, Miguel, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez, CeeLo, and Jessie J.

Robinson and his guests pay homage to the timeless originals, while creating new versions that feel instantaneously contemporary and classic.  Robinson and John turn “The Tracks of My Tears” into an organ-drenched call and response; while Legend’s graceful piano playing adds a new elegance to “Quiet Storm.”  On “My Girl,” Miguel, Aloe Blacc, and ’N Sync’s JC Chasez match The Temptation’s unforgettable harmonies, as John Mayer recreates the song’s instantly recognizable opening guitar riffs.  The album’s 11 tracks will delight longtime Robinson fans, as well as introduce these ageless songs to younger listeners not necessarily familiar with the enduring melodies and lyrics.

ABOUT SMOKEY ROBINSON

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America's "greatest living poet," acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson's career spans over four decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including two Grammy's, the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy's first vocal group. Their single of Robinson's "Shop Around" became Motown's first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. The Miracles dominated the R&B scene throughout the 1960's and early 70's. In addition to writing hits for The Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown

"Smokey & Friends" Track Listing:
1. The Tracks Of My Tears – Elton John
2. You Really Got A  Hold On Me – Steven Tyler
3. My Girl – Miguel, Aloe Blacc & JC Chasez
4. Cruisin' - Jesse J
5. Quiet Storm – John Legend
6. The Way You Do (The Things You Do) - CeeLo Green
7. Being With You – Mary J. Blige
8. Ain't The Peculiar – James Taylor
9. The Tears Of A Clown - Sheryl Crow
10. Ooh Baby Baby – Ledisi
11. Get Ready – Gary Barlow

BRIAN SETZER RELEASES NEW ALBUM  ‘ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL’ (8/12)

LYRIC VIDEO FOR “LEMME SLIDE” PREMIERES TODAY ON ‘BILLBOARD.COM’ WATCH HERE: http://bit.ly/1q6JbgF

Today (8/12), the iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER releases his much-anticipated new album ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL (Surfdog Records), a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish with 12 new songs featuring SETZER’s trademark twang and fretboard fire. To coincide with today’s release, SETZER has partnered with BILLBOARD.COM to premiere the lyric video for lead single “Lemme Slide.” Check out the lyric video here: http://bit.ly/1q6JbgF and purchase a copy of ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL in all formats here: http://bit.ly/X00NEd.

ROCKABILLY RIOT!: ALL ORIGINAL was recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins with SETZER backed by three musicians he says “are the best in their craft”: Mark Winchester (bass), Kevin McKendree (piano) and Noah Levy (drums). NEWSDAY raves, “He's at his best in ‘The Girl With the Blues in Her Eyes,’ where he channels Gene Vincent filtered through Paul McCartney for a should-be classic (8/11).” Elsewhere, Sam Gnerre of LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS (8/8) praises the album as “a state-of-the-art modern rockabilly album that’s a total blast,” while VINTAGE GUITAR (October 2014) says: “Three decades, umpteen records, and several stellar bands into his career, and Brian Setzer still makes rockabilly sound fresh and exciting...Setzer’s playing is much more complex…his fretwork has grown to include numerous other, more far-reaching influences, particularly from vintage jazz…his mature creativity and fretwork brilliance will make you a believer.”

Speaking with ESQUIRE.COM’s Dan Hyman about the new album, SETZER notes that "this one just spoke to me," adding, "Once you get that idea of what you wanna write, you get excited about it. And once you move in that direction they do come hot and heavy. It really is a gift from somewhere. The songbird comes." (August 11, 2014)

For more information on BRIAN SETZER, visit:

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youtube.com/user/BrianSetzerOfficial
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IAN ANDERSON'S "HOMO ERRATICUS" TO BE AVAILABLE AS A SPECIAL CD/DVD TOUR EDITION ON SEPTEMBER 30

(Special CD/DVD Tour Edition of Acclaimed Hit Album from Jethro Tull Frontman)

To coincide with Ian Anderson's BEST OF JETHRO TULL & HOMO ERRATICUS North American tour (commencing September 12th), Kscope is pleased to announce a new tour edition of Ian's acclaimed new studio album, HOMO ERRATICUS. This 2 disc (CD DVD) package features the exclusive videos to each album track, as seen at the shows, set to hi resolution 24 bit stereo audio. The DVD features a live performance of album favorite "Enter the Uninvited" and new interview footage with Ian discussing the live visuals.

"Rock Cellar" says HOMO ERRATICUS offer songs that "address those same modern realities that give rise to my impertinent Why?, and in an honest, thought-provoking, entertaining manner.  Compared to whatever else is out there right now, that’s definitely an improvement."  "The strongest Ian Anderson album ever," writes Music Street Journal. Rolling Stone online states, "Ian Anderson—unlike many, many, many of his contemporaries—hasn’t really shown the signs of aging that most of us have taken for granted in our ‘60s-era pop stars."

In 2012 Ian Anderson released THICK AS A BRICK-2, the follow-up to Jethro Tull's legendary concept album, THICK AS A BRICK. TAAB-2 was a critical and commercial success, charting around the world. In April 2014 he returned with the hit album HOMO ERRATICUS which--according to BILLBOARD MAGAZINE--entered the UK album charts at number 14.

The original THICK AS A BRICK album, released in 1972, was based around the poem of disgraced child prodigy Gerald Bostock. For HOMO ERRATICUS Anderson is reunited with Bostock, using lyrics written by Gerald based on an old historical manuscript. The manuscript examines key events from throughout British history before going on to offer a number of prophecies for the future. Ian says the album deals with migration as a theme.

Suitably dramatized and exaggerated by Bostock as metaphors for modern life, he presented Anderson with ideas for 14 songs, which have now been set to music. The result is HOMO ERRATICUS. The CD / DVD tour edition of the album will be released on Anderson's own Calliandra Records label in conjunction with Kscope on September 30th.

CD Tracklist
1 Doggerland
2 Heavy Metals
3 Enter The Uninvited
4 Puer Ferox Adventus
5 Meliora Sequamur
6 The Turnpike Inn
7 The Engineer
8 The Pax Britannica
9 Tripudium Ad Bellum
10 After These Wars
11 New Blood, Old Veins
12 In For A Pound
13 The Browning of the Green