FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH CONTINUES TO SURPASS EXPECTATIONS
There are two weeks left on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s headlining US tour, so be sure to check the band out as they continue to destroy stages across the country. Remaining tour dates are listed below.
Since the July 2007 release of their debut album, “The Way of the Fist,” FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has shown no sign of slowing down. FFDP has sold over 238,000 albums, generated two Top 10 Active Rock radio hits, and brought their pummeling and melodic brand of heavy metal to a legion of dedicated fans across the country. FFDP boasts a 34% jump in sales this week and are currently one of the Top 5 metal bands on MySpace. The Way of the Fist is now available in Canada and will be available worldwide on January 19, 2009. The album has never left the Billboard Top 200 and is currently #141 (#3 on Heatseekers!).
Even in the current economy (and with people not buying records like they used to) FFDP continues to outsell most new artists from the past year, selling between 4,000-5,000 units/week. Their current headlining tour with In This Moment and Bury Your Dead has been incredibly successful. The latest single, “Stranger Than Fiction,” continues to climb the charts at radio and cracked the top 20 this week (currently #19).
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is prominently featured in this month’s issue of Revolver Magazine, with upcoming features in Guitar World and Hit Parader!
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH HEADLINING DATES
11/22 – Fresno, CA – Crest Theater
11/23 – San Francisco, CA – The Grand Ballroom*
11/25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre*
11/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market*
11/28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory*
11/29 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory*
11/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Air Pavilion*
12/01 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium*
12/03 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues*
12/04 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues*
BLEEDING THROUGH ANNOUNCE FIRST US HEADLINING TOUR IN THREE YEARS
In support of their brand new album, "Declaration," Bleeding Through will begin an extensive US tour presented by their friends at Zambooie.com and Revolver Magazine. Zambooie.com & Revolver Magazine Present The "Declaration" Tour, the first U.S. headlining trek from Orange County’s Bleeding Through in over three years.
Joining Bleeding Through on the dates will be Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black and Impending Doom. The US leg of the "Declaration" tour will follow the band’s Australian tour, which features Between The Buried And Me, As Blood Runs Black and In Trenches. This is the first Bleeding Through US headlining tour since "The Truth" Tour in 2006, which featured support from Every Time I Die, Between The Buried And Me and Haste The Day.
Since "The Truth" tour and the release of the album of the same name, Bleeding Through has spent the last three years on the road as a second stage headliner on Ozzfest and on tour with Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Senses Fail and HIM and the the Soundwave Festival in Australia, as well as their first ever shows in Mexico (as part of the first ever Mexico City Warped Tour date with Underoath) and Southeast Asia.
Bleeding Through recently completed the No Fear Tour with Bullet For My Valentine in the US. They are in Europe with Bullet and Lacuna Coil through the end of the year and will stop to play their first ever Russian shows before coming home. They are also headlining select club dates during the Bullet tour in Europe.
"We are very excited about headlining the states next year," commented Bleeding Through frontman Brandan Schieppati. "We are looking forward to playing a lot of tracks from the new CD and some old favorites as well."
Produced by Devin Townsend, "Declaration" is the band’s best-reviewed album, racking up critical praise in Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Alternative Press and elsewhere around the world. It is the followup to "The Truth" (2006) and "This is Love, This is Murderous" (2003), which have sold over a quarter million albums combined worldwide.
"This tour is going to spark the return of Bleeding Through the headliner, not the support band," Schieppati promises. "And we’re bringing bands along that we love in order to create the best show we can."
Zambooie.com & Revolver Magazine Present The Declaration Tour: Bleeding Through, Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black and Impending Doom.
All confirmed dates will be listed on the band’s websites, with new dates being announced all of the time.
Riverboat Gamblers Announce New Album "Underneath The Owl"
In the wake of a somewhat checkered past, one that conjures up images of broken teeth and lacerated body parts, Austin-by-way-of-Denton, TX’s Riverboat Gamblers return this coming Spring 2009 with a new album, “Underneath The Owl" out March 10th 2009.
Beginning November 17th, 2008, Riverboat Gamblers will release the first single, “A Choppy, Yet Sincere Apology” from their new album and encourage fans and casual freeloaders alike to download the DRM-free mp3 from either the band’s own website or their pages on iLike and PureVolume.
Singled out by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke as one of the “Top 5 Bands at SXSW” in 2006 and later proclaimed #15 of the “25 Greatest Live Bands Right Now” by Spin Magazine, the Riverboat Gamblers have cultivated a fanatical and even somewhat celebrity following with their rowdy, energetic live shows.
Originally formed in 1997, the Gamblers built a local following and busted out of the Denton TX college scene in 2001 on the back of their self-released 7” single “Jenna Is A No Show”. With that the band began to take the show from the dives bars and house parties of UNT on to the rest of the country. Austin punk legend Tim Kerr produced their self-titled debut album that was released on the D.C. based Vile Beat Records. A couple years later, despite rabid major-label interest (in part derived from an explosive set at 2003’s South by Southwest festival), the Gamblers released their second album "Something To Crow About" through San Francisco’s Gearhead Records. In 2006 the band recorded and released their debut for Volcom Entertainment, “To The Confusion Of Our Enemies”, and hit the road with Against Me!, Eagles of Death Metal, Horrorpops, The Rollins Band, X, Joan Jett and co-headlined the inaugural Volcom Tour in the U.S. with label mates, Valient Thorr.
Riverboat Gamblers “Underneath The Owl” was recorded and produced by the “band ruining Famous Hollywood Producer” Mudrock, and will arrive in stores and online March 10, 2009.
FINAL THOUGHT ANNOUNCE CD RELEASE DATE AND TRACK LISTING FOR ‘TAKE THIS HOME’
Barrie, Ontario is good for more than just missing teenagers and jewelry heists; it is also the home to pop rock melody masters, Final Thought. Following in the footsteps of Barrie greats Mugshot, Final Thought fuse together raw aggressive emotional rock with delicate and abrasive pop melodies which has brought them a loyal following in their hometown and attention from local commercial radio stations and newspapers.
After releasing and selling out of their debut EP, A Reason to Listen in 2006, the band will independently release their new album, Take This Home on January 27th of 2009. Mixed by Jeff Wardell (jigGsaw), and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979, Die Mannequin) TTH is bound to make a home in Canada’s pop rock fans’ record collections in no time. The track listing is below:
1. Grow Up
2. Take You Home
3. Hand of Cards
4. My Voice
5. Does Advil Work if the Earth Has a Fever?
6. I’m Going to Tell You A Secret
Final Thought has shared stages with many notable touring acts like Silverstein, Social Code, Shotgun Rules, Ten Second Epic, and Boys Night Out. Front man Dustin Dopsa started the band in 2006 and soon began writing all their songs himself and stamping them with his brand of unique melodic pop-punk. Alongside bassist Brandon Hawthorne and with the help of a new member added on as the second guitarist, Barrie music scene staple Emmett Morris, Dopsa has found within him some of the most potent songs raging with anthem-sized hooks and choruses. Hear the first infectious single from the forthcoming EP, "Take You Home" and you’ll be begging for more. These songs are a huge step away from the first incarnation of Final Thought that you heard playing to packed venues in ’06. More refined and confident with their sound, the band plans to make 2009 their year and break out of their sometimes-constraining hometown.
"Final Thought seems to have the formula to success written on the back of their palm… full of energy and well-crafted songwriting" – Sharon Bamford, The Barrie Advance
ILL BILL’s "MY UNCLE" VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW
Fresh off of his successful 2 month North American tour in support of his critically acclaimed and fan-approved sophomore solo album The Hour Of Reprisal, ILL BILL has unleashed quite possibly the most personal and creative project of his celebrated career: an uncompromising look at his relationship with one of the most influential individuals in the MC’s life; his Uncle Howie. The official clip for “My Uncle” is available here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJvGaThnVL4.
The video was directed by 23 year old Adam Calfee, who has also experienced the pain of addiction in his own family.
Bill explains "When I was a kid, I looked up to Howie. My parents split when I was little and my mom was at work all the time. My grandmother raised me and my uncle was always around. Now that I’m older, I know that he was a heroin addict with all kinds of severe issues but as a kid, I had no idea what heroin addiction was."
Those familiar with Bill’s career are aware of Uncle Howie’s presence in Bill’s life. His record label is named after him, there’s a ton of Uncle Howie merchandise out there and you may have even read about Howie in magazines such as Mass Appeal.
"Naming the label after him was a joke at first. It wasn’t until much later that it took on a deeper meaning. It was my way of attaching something positive to a person who had a huge, positive impact on me" states the MC. Bill continues “He had the potential for greatness but ended up going down the wrong path. Me including him in my music is my way of giving back.”
This incredible piece of animation is available NOW on YouTube. ILL BILL concludes “I didn’t even know if I was gonna put it on the record or not. I didn’t want to embarrass him. I’ve never really gone that far…I never got that personal as far as my uncle goes. He loved it. He told me he’d be upset with me if I didn’t put it on the record.”
MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEG Featuring MICHALE GRAVES
Legendary drummer, Marky Ramone of the RAMONES, announces his first string of tour dates with his new project Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg, with line up Michale Graves (ex-MISFITS) on vocals, Alex Kane (Anti Product) on guitar and Clare (Anti Product) on bass. Their set will consist of all the Ramones classics which led to Marky’s induction into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.
TOUR DATES – More to come
11/26 Venue La Gabbia Padova, Italy
11/27 SKC (Student Cultural Center) Belgrade, Serbia
11/29 Taksirat X Festival Skopje, Macedonia
12/01 Venue B-Side Cosenza. Italy
12/04 TBA Rome, Italy
12/05 Mylos Club Salonica, Greece
12/06 2nd Screamin’ Athens Horror Athens, Greece
Festival – Gagarin club
Other news for Marky:
Marky Ramone and Hilfiger Denim will launch their first clothing line consisting of a leather jacket, jeans and t-shirts. The line will hit stores early 2009.
Coming soon… A documentary entitled “THE JOB THAT ATE MY BRAIN” THE MARKY RAMONE STORY… The film consists of clips of over 40 interviews with various artists, band members and people close to Marky throughout his career. Featuring DUST, WAYNE COUNTY AND THE BACKSTREET BOYS, RICHARD HELL AND THE VOIDOIDS, RAMONES, etc…
Marky was recently inducted into THE LONG ISLAND ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, his friend, drummer CARMINE APPICE, accepted his award.
CLASSIC ROCK REVISITED BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCED!
Supersite Classic Rock Revisited.com Celebrates their 10th Anniversary with the Release of book series From the Vault.
Series 1: Stadium Rock pre-order begins November 12th, 2008.
Classic Rock Revisited.com, the brainchild of Jeb Wright, first hit the internet in 1999. Wright, who had no experience in journalism or running a website, took it upon himself to bring a Classic Rock Magazine to the online world. Now, ten years and millions of hits later, Classic Rock Revisited.com has become a major media outlet for the Classic Rock music community. Each month, the website features in-depth, exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names to ever take the stage.
In 2009, Classic Rock Revisited.com will celebrate their 10th year online.
To commemorate their first decade of rock ‘n’ roll, the first in a series of books will be released featuring some of the biggest names Wright has ever interviewed. These interviews are only available here and are no longer available at Classic Rock Revisited.
Series 1: Stadium Rock features the following in-depth interviews:
Kansas * Paul Rodgers * Sammy Hagar * Ted Nugent * Steve Perry of Journey * Foghat* Joe Perry of Aerosmith * Foreigner * Steve Miller * Boston’s Tom Scholz * REO Speedwagon and Dennis DeYoung of Styx
Wright, who has been published around the globe, in popular Rock magazines including Classic Rock in the UK, This is Rock in Spain and Goldmine in the USA, has a unique interviewing style that gets the stars to open up and talk about their music, their life and their creative endeavors.
The forward to the book was written by Goldmine Editor Peter Lindblad who states this book is "a fascinating read from cover-to-cover, Wright’s collection of interviews will give you a new appreciation for the blood, sweat and tears that went into making each of the artists the monsters of rock they were, and, in many cases, still are. Get ready for a wild ride."
The artwork for the cover of From the Vault: Series 1: Stadium Rock was created by renowned album cover artist IOANNIS of Vivid Images Design. IOANNIS has designed album covers for Blue Oyster Cult, the Allman Brothers, Styx, Deep Purple and many others.
From the Vault: Series 1: Stadium Rock is like owning a piece of Rock History!
The stories included will be read again and again as Wright uncovers Classic Rocks illustrious past, present and future. See what some of Wright’s interview subjects have to say about being interviewed by Classic Rock Revisited:
"Jeb Wright is not just my American BloodBrother, he is a heart and soul BloodBrother to real American music lovers everywhere as he continues to fan the flames of the greatest classic rock of all times. Jeb is a SoulBrother, FunkBrother BloodBrother, all American Rock-N-Roll maniac, and he deserves me!" –Ted Nugent
"Jeb Wright is unique and a very natural interviewer." — Paul Rodgers
"From one Topeka boy to another, it’s always great working with Jeb." — Phil Ehart of Kansas
"When Jeb interviewed me, I already knew him as a backstage regular. I think it made me more open and honest." — Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon
"Jeb Wright is a font of Rock N Roll knowledge. His interview questions are some of the best we have heard. He has a way of getting to the interesting stuff that people want to know about. Nothing boring about Jeb. We love him!" — Roger Earl of Foghat
"Jeb Wright asks the questions people want to know about. This book makes a great gift, but read it before you wrap it!" –Tom Scholz of Boston
About the author:
Jeb Wright is a 42-year-old music fanatic who lives in Arkansas City, Kansas. Born in the capitol city of Topeka, Wright became hooked on music when discovering that Rich Williams, guitarist for the band Kansas, grew up next door to Wright’s grandparents.
In 1999, Wright utilized the newest media form, the internet, in order to begin an online magazine called Classic Rock Revisited. Over the course of the last ten years, Wright has interviewed hundreds of rock stars and has gained a solid reputation for his interviewing skills. Wright’s interviews have been published internationally in such publications as Goldmine Magazine in the USA, Classic Rock Magazine in the UK and This is Rock Magazine in Spain.
Eagle Rock To Release Live Paul Simon DVD – November 25
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release of Paul Simon Live From Philadelphia, on DVD November 25.
Recorded in Philadelphia’s longtime cherished landmark venue, The Tower Theater, in 1980, this 11-song, 53-minute set features Simon – arguably America’s greatest living songwriter – on vocals and guitar, backed by a superb band: drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Tony Levin, pianist Richard Tee and guitarist Eric Gale.
The setlist includes both solo material and Simon & Garfunkel classics.
Simon was in a transitional phase in 1980, continually searching for just the right sounds. Touring in support of the soundtrack to One-Trick Pony, he was still three years removed from Hearts & Bones and, more importantly, six years removed from Graceland.
Putting his sensitive singer/songwriter persona alongside his newly playful solo side-and choosing musicians from the esteemed band Stuff as his back-up-showed a willingness on his part for exploration. This ever-changing quest would later manifest itself with forays into African music (Graceland), Brazilian music (Rhythm Of The Saints) and Latin music (Capeman). But, fascinatingly, it all started right here.
1) Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
2) Still Crazy After All These Years
3) Ace In The Hole
4) Something So Right
5) One-Trick Pony
7) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
8) Late In The Evening
9) American Tune
10) The Boxer
11) The Sound Of Silence
Framing Hanley Tour w/Theory Of A Deadman
Framing Hanley will hit the road with Theory Of A Deadman for the next month, see confirmed dates below. The band will also be playing a hometown "Re-Release Party" show in Nashville, TN next Tuesday as well as a handful of radio shows. A new version of Framing Hanley’s debut album The Moment is physically in stores next Tuesday, November 18th and available on iTunes now. The new version of The Moment has both the Audio and Video of "Lollipop" stripped onto the original version of the record. The band is available for press/phoners/acoustic performances etc. Feel free to inquire about availability and/or review copies of their new record, The Moment.
Framing Hanley continue their assault at Alternative and Active Rock Radio with their hit cover of Lil’ Wayne’s "Lollipop." On its second week on the chart, "Lollipop" jumped to #33 on the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart plus is getting Mix Show spins at the biggest Top 40 station in the country, New York’s Z100. "Lollipop" is getting over 200,000 plays a day on MySpace and has over 3.1 Million total. "Lollipop" is poised to make its debut on the iTunes Top 100 chart next week as it inches closer and closer with each day.
The music video for "Lollipop" can be seen exclusively this week on Music Choice. Music Choice, the award winning, multi-platform music network that reaches thirty-eight million music fans through their TVs, online, and cell phones, has exclusive access to the video thru November 17th on Music Choice On Demand™ – the most popular free video-on-demand network in the country.
11/22/08 Goose Creek, SC The Dive (98X Presents)
w/Theory Of A Deadman (Unless Otherwise Noted)
11/25/08 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/26/08 Orono, Maine – Ultra Lounge
11/28/08 Buffalo, NY – The Towen Ballroom
11/29/08 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
11/30/08 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
12/01/08 E. Lansing, MI – Small Planet
12/03/08 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12/04/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/05/08 Fort Meyers, Florida City Of Palms Park (WJBX XMAS Ball w/Atreyu, Shinedown & Avenged Sevenfold)
12/07/08 Tampa, Florida Ford Amphitheatre (97X Next Big Thing w/Flobots, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold)
12/08/08 Knoxville, TN Valarium
12/10/08 Omaha, NE – Club Roxbury
12/12/08 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Centre Exibit Hall
12/13/08 Fargo, ND – The Venue
12/14/08 Sioux Falls, SD – Ramkota Exhibit Hall
12/17/08 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (104.1 The Edge Presents/Headlining Show/Tix only $1.04)
THESE GREEN EYES: “Relapse To Recovery” Out March 24, 2009
These Green Eyes—Colin Cunningham (vocals), Greg Mauro (guitars), Jeff Krenn (guitars), Zach Braz (bass), Mark Brundrett (drums)–are set to release their sophomore album, RELAPSE TO RECOVERY, on March 24, 2009 on Blackledge Music (with distribution by Atlantic/ADA).
The album’s first single, “Paramedic,” will be serviced to radio early next year and a video is currently in the works. A video for “Sucker Punch (Won’t Get Away With It)” is already available for viewing on the band’s Myspace page, www.myspace.com/thesegreeneyes.
Tackling issues of friendship, loss, remorse, and ultimately hope, RELAPSE TO RECOVERY boils down five years of trials and tribulations as a unit, culminating with the tragic and unexpected loss of a close band friend to suicide.
In a review on Frantikmag.com, Gian Erguiza noted: “Mixing off beat rhythms, catchy hooks, group vocals and powerful vocals, These Green Eyes are sure to make heads turn with their full- length…”
In touring news, after having opened for Unwritten Law in Salt Lake City as part of the AST/Dew Fest in September, the band started to tour the States in early October to get the buzz going about the new album. During that trek, they performed shows with Hawthorne Heights and A Thorn For Every Heart. The remainder of November will have them performing shows with Pierce The Veil, A Change Of Pace and others. And next up for the band: seven shows as part of “The Atticus Tour” with A Change of Pace, The Classic Crime and Tyler Reade from November 29-December 6.
The seeds of These Green Eyes were planted in 2003, when drummer Mark Brundrett, guitarist Greg Mauro and bassist Zach Braz met in high school and, based on their shared love of music, decided to create some together. After months of experimenting with a revolving door of members, a basic lineup coalesced…with the exception of a vocalist. Enter Colin Cunningham, a friend’s brother with the heart of a poet and an impressive set of pipes. Accepting the invitation to play a single show (at which he made up lyrics on stage), he continued showing up for practice and the band stopped looking for a singer.
Once the group was solidified, the band wrote and recorded a four-song demo with producer John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail). With the demo in hand, the band was passed up by the local labels they approached. Undaunted, they went on tour, which eventually led to the introduction to Pete Wasilewski from Less Than Jake, who felt the record deserved a wider audience. He helped the band get posted on the main page of PureVolume, where–just one year after forming–they were the second most listened to artist after Fall Out Boy.
Propelled by the exposure, more fans began showing up at shows in remote areas, fueling the band to write and record more material for a full-length album. After six months on the road, they returned to the studio with Naclerio to record seven additional tracks, completing what would become their 2005 debut, HOUSE OF GLASS (Martyr Records).
Throughout 2006, These Green Eyes became road warriors, sharing bills across the country with Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, The Academy Is…, The Higher, Less Than Jake, Hidden In Plain View, Silverstein and Gym Class Heroes.
In 2007, the band recorded two new sets of demos, one with old partner John Naclerio, and one with new friend Rob Freeman (formerly of Hidden In Plain View). The new material cemented a deal with newly-christened indie label Blackledge Music. With Blackledge now on board, These Green Eyes secured recording time with uber-producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Senses Fail) at his Salad Days compound in Baltimore in the early spring of 2008. During recording, the band’s lineup shifted, resulting in the addition of longtime friend and tour mate Jeff Krenn on guitar.
The eleven songs that came out these sessions are driving, melodic anthems which cohere as the triumphant record, RELAPSE TO RECOVERY. Varying from a world-weary worldview (opener "At The End") to high octane vendettas (the scream-along chorus of "Sucker Punch") to ruminations on the loss of friendship (the wistful closer "Time Of Our Lives"), These Green Eyes have channeled their punk, post-hardcore, and arena rock influences into an anthemic wall of sound that’s all their own.
Check out These Green Eyes at the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 11/22 Burnsville, MN The Garage (w/ Throw The Fight)
Tue 11/25 Madison, WI The Annex (w/ One For The Team)
Sat 12/13 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Night Club (w/ Us Against The Archers)
With “The Atticus Tour”:
Sat 11/29 Wichita, KS Oz Café
Sun 11/30 Iowa City, IA The Picador
Mon 12/1 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Tue 12/2 La Crosse, WI The Warehouse
Wed 12/3 Tinley Park, IL Mojo’s Coffee House
Fri 12/5 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Sat 12/6 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Fri 12/12 Wilmington, DC Harmony Grange (with Houston Calls & Just Surrender)
Sean Kelly Christmas Guitar CD Release Party!
Sean Kelly & Friends
Christmas Guitar CD Release Party
Friday December 5, 2008, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Revival, 783 College St. Toronto, ON
Christmas Guitar is the new classical-crossover CD featuring the artistry of Sean Kelly, performer known for his work with the rock band Crash Kelly. No stranger to the world stage, Sean has supported artists such as Alice Cooper, Gilby Clarke, Joan Jett, The Black Crowes and Carole Pope. With this release, Sean brings a pop sensibility to classic carols, while still maintaining the elegance and warmth associated with the most wonderful time of the year.
With a spirit of warmth and exuberance, the album is an eclectic yet traditional set of 15 fresh arrangements of Holiday Classics. Christmas Guitar via Opening Day Entertainment and Universal Music blends Kelly’s nylon string guitar work with an intriguing mix of electric guitars and a coterie of harps, strings, and other Sounds of the Season. Kelly took advantage of the fact that his co-producer James Robertson is an amazing Jazz Guitarist as the two musicians’ trade off solos on “We Three Kings” and “Angel Gabriel.”
Kelly’s 2007 release of his debut The #1 Classical Guitar Album garnered heavy radio play, impressive sales, and earned a lengthy stay on sales charts.
In 2005, Kelly impressed guitar star judges Joe Satriani (Deep Purple, Mick Jagger) and Steve Lukather (Toto, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney) as a Top 10 finalist of Guitar Player Magazine’s Guitar Hero competition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sean Kelly is endorsed by Yamaha Guitars and their website www.classicrocks.ca features Kelly as the main endorsee of handcrafted classical guitars. Kelly will be performing a series of guitar clinics in music stores across Canada in November.
Eagle To Release Live Jeff Beck CD – November 25
Jeff Beck is a true rock legend. From his time with The Yardbirds in the ’60s, through The Jeff Beck Group and his solo career, his unique guitar style and constant desire to explore new musical sounds have won him the admiration of peers, critics and fans alike.
This sterling ’07 live gig at the famed British jazz club Ronnie Scott’s in London features the legendary guitarist in a 16-song career-spanning set that incorporates Rock, Jazz, Ballads, Beatles, Blues, Boogie and Bolero. Beck raved it up so much with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and keyboardist Jason Rebello that the usually sedate London Times gushed, "…perhaps the greatest living guitar virtuoso… combining astonishing technique with a blissful nuance he exercised an almost supernatural control of his fretboard." Jazzwise called it "an absolutely jaw-dropping display of the most exciting, imaginative and inspirational jazz-rock guitar witnessed in years." And London Lite added, "…the kind of visceral, fluid music-making that other guitarists can only dream of."
Recorded over a series of gigs with standing-room-only crowds, the electricity was bouncing off the walls as Beck was clearly inspired himself and egged on by the perfect complement of bandmates. A DVD of the event, the first such live concert DVD as authorized by Jeff Beck, will be available in 2009.
1) Beck’s Bolero
2) Eternity’s Breath
4) ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers
5) Behind The Veil
6) You Never Know
8) Blast From The East
9) Led Boots
10) Angels (Footsteps)
12) Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/Bush With The Blues
14) Big Block
15) A Day In The Life
16) Where Were You
Satellite – new album in 2009
Progressive rock band Satellite revealed the title of their forthcoming album. “Nostalgia”, the follow up to the highly acclaimed album “Into The Night”, will be released by Metal Mind Productions in mid March 2009. Once again, Wojtek Szadkowski and his colleagues from the legendary neo-prog-rock Collage create a genuine musical masterpiece of space, melody and beautiful sounds. More details on the new record will follow as the recording process progresses.
Satellite was founded in 2000 by Wojtek Szadkowski, who wrote and co-wrote nearly all of Collage’s music and lyrics. It was meant to be only Wojtek’s solo-project but soon became a real band. They’ve released three studio albums so far (2003 "A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset", 2005 "Evening Games", 2007 "Into The Night" plus a DVD "Evening Dreams" (2005).
Satellite’s official website: www.myspace.com/satellitepoland
SPECIAL SHOW TICKETS for ASIA Featuring John Payne
Classic rock band ASIA Featuring John Payne will perform at the Canyon Club in Agoura, CA Friday November, 14th. If you are military or part of the fan club, get your tickets the day of the show at a special discount. So bring you military ID or proof of fan club membership and get your tickets for $20.
ASIA featuring John Payne will perform all their hit songs such as Heat of the Moment, Sole Survivor and Only time Will Tell along with some new material from their upcoming new studio CD aptly named Architects of Time, coming out early 2009.
Vocalist/bassist John Payne fronted ASIA for 14 years replacing John Wetton in 1992. 8 studio albums and 6 live albums followed, including extensive world tours with the band. In 2006, John formed "ASIA Featuring John Payne" and is performing shows with his current lineup – Jay Schellen (drums), Eric Norlander (keyboards), and Guthrie Govan (guitar). Previous to ASIA, John sang with Roger Daltrey, CCCP, ELO Part 2 and more recently GPS and was chosen as the Parson in Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds stadium tour.
For more information about ASIA Featuring John Payne, please visit www.theasiaband.com, www.johnpaynemusic.com and www.myspace.com/asiafeaturingjohnpayne
LIVING THINGS Get Political On Your Ass!
Living Things Habeas Corpus Coming Early 2009
Hear The Single "Let It Rain" Now
"The three Berlin brothers and one friend still churn out rough-edged rock with strong lyrical messages and pop sensibility." – SPIN
The political garage-rock quartet discuss their forthcoming record with an exclusive video on SPIN directed by Floria Sigismondi. Watch the band discuss Habeas Corpus creation and unveil song snippets, plus stream the single "Let It Rain." Fashion fans may recognize them from the Cavalli ads they’re currently in along side the illustrious Kate Moss.
"Lillian Berlin is Johnny Rotten with politics. His art would be nothing without his rage; he is possessed by the need to get his point across that he grabs his brothers’ music by the throat and makes it bellow his tune…"
– Village Voice
"Living Things are a band of fighters determined to make us all feel like winners" – Rolling Stone
Living Things are based in St. Louis, Missouri featuring brothers; Lillian, Eve, and Bosh Berlin, and their friend Cory Becker. Their songs have politically driven lyrics. Their major label debut Ahead of the Lions released October 4, 2005. It’s first single "Bom Bom Bom" was featured in a Cingular commercial promoting an iTunes-compatible phone. It is a band of brothers Lillian, Eve and Bosh Berlin, who were born and raised in the socially conservative St. Louis suburbs. They’ve been playing together since they were kids performing early versions of Ahead Of The Lions tracks. The album was recorded by the Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies) and produced by Living Things in Feb 2005. The forthcoming album Habeas Corpus is produced by Michael Ilbert (The Hives, The Hellacopters) and Living Things. Recorded and mixed at Hansa Ton Studio, Berlin, Germany. Living Things are distinguished, in part, by their lyrics, written by Lillian, the band’s chief provocateur.
Be sure to check out this little nod to Bob Dylan Living Things did on Obey Giant as they Vote For Change!
CRUSHED ISSUE SHADOWS AND SUBSTANCE
Capturing a sound that manages to mix pop sensibility with a bone-crushing groove, the five-man band Crushed should garner heaps of crossover interest with their just-released EP, Shadows and Substance. Hailing from the arid locale of Phoenix, Arizona, the group which consists of singer/guitarist Mark Lauer, guitarist Mike Halland, guitarist/keyboardist Harry McCaleb, bassist Paul Surra, and drummer Jeff Garten, they caught the attention one of rock’s most renowned producers, Mike Clink, the man behind none other than Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction, and other rock classics. "Crushed is a blend of hard rock with melodic overtones, similar to a wolf in sheep’s clothing," explains Clink. "On their most recent effort, Crushed exhibits how they have grown as a band and as accomplished songwriters. Shadows and Substance is a reveling insight into the exciting future of Crushed". This is the second Crushed recording released under Clink’s label, No Relief.
The EP is the culmination of songs the band recorded with Mike Clink in Hollywood California and additional tracks recorded by up and coming AZ producer, Larry Love. "This is some of the bands best work," explains Halland, "you can really hear the passion in Mark Lauer’s voice and the great vibe we captured in the studio with both Mike and Larry."
The six-track EP effectively captures "the Crushed sound" and the band comes out swinging on the groove-heavy, Distance Between Us. Next is the first single and title track, Shadows and Substance, a powerful and moving track with a huge chorus. Returning to the Crushed groove with Sky is Curved, another track with a chorus reminiscent of Robert Plant. The next track is a cover of the song Reptile by The Church, a great song that Crushed managed to make all their own. Next is the Mike Clink produced track Slowly Unwinding, recorded at Mike’s studio, Sound Instinct in North Hollywood. This is probably the most unique track from the six song EP. The verse is mesmerizing and bluesy with a catchy chorus and the unmistakable Crushed groove.
The final track is a Clink produced cover of Love My Way by the Psychedelic Furs. A huge hit in its day, Crushed has managed to add a unique touch to the song and with its release will undoubtedly attract new fans.
Having built a solid following in the Arizona region, the group is itching to bring the songs from ‘Shadows and Substance’ to life on concert stages throughout the world. Halland admits "We have had our share of ups and downs but we are very excited about bringing this record to the people."
CRUSHED ‘Shadows and Substance’ Track Listing:
MARKY RAMONE, Surviving member of the RAMONES Speaks out
Legendary Rock Hall of Famer, Marky Ramone, surviving member of world famous Ramones makes statement in response to any and all persons campaigning utilizing the Ramones name recently. “I 100% back Barack Obama for President,” states Marky Ramone. “So would have Joey Ramone, he was a Democrat as I am.” Marky Ramone was recently inducted to the Long Island Hall of Fame for his life time music achievements.
They Don’t Need An Album Title "THE BRONX" Coming 11/11
Los Angeles based rockers The Bronx will release THE BRONX (BRONX III) to stores and online nationwide on November 11th, 2008. This will be the group’s third self-titled record and picks up where their much acclaimed earlier records left off where their infectious brand of blistering, highly-charged punk rock that always packs a punch. Beginning November 1st the band will tour in Canada and the U.S. with Everytime I Die. Shortly after, the group will head out for a long string of headlining shows. The upcoming release of THE BRONX, will be released on the group’s own White Drugs label.
Production duties went to Dave Shiffman (Mars Volta, System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine) and was recorded at The Bronx’s very own Big Game Lodge studio in Los Angeles. Additionally they enlisted Joby Ford, the band’s guitarist, to create the album’s cover art as he has done the past two records.
"The Bronx bring the danger"- Alternative Press
"Knifeman" and the single from THE BRONX "Young Bloods" are available as free downloads on FUSE
"modern punk" – Time Out NY
Audiences nationwide were able to catch The Bronx this past summer on the big screen in the theatrical release of "The Germs: What We Do Is Secret", as they were featured musicians in the film, playing the historic punk rock group Black Flag. In other words…the band has kept quite busy.
This is the start of THE BRONX (BRONX III) but will not be the end as next year brings the Mariachi!
The Bronx On Tour:
With EVERYTIME I DIE
November 1st Quebec City, QC L’Anti
November 2nd Montreal, QC Club Soda
November 3rd Ottawa, ON Babylon
November 4th Toronto, ON Opera House
November 5th London, ON The Salt Lounge
November 6th Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
November 7th Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
November 8th Des Moines, IA Picador
November 9th Columbia, MD Blue Note
November 11th Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
November 12th Joplin, MO The Foundry Music Theater
November 13th Memphis, TN New Daisy Theater
November 14th Nashville, TN Rocketown
November 15th Asheville, NC Handlebar
November 17th Carborro, NC Cat’s Cradle
November 18th Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
November 19th Richmond, VA The Canal Club
November 20th Towson, MD Recher Theater
November 21st South Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
November 22nd Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
November 23rd Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
More On The Bronx:
The Acacia Strain’s DVD Shoot and $10 show
THE ACACIA STRAIN confirms details on December 28 DVD shoot
Springfield, Mass.’s heavy hitters THE ACACIA STRAIN have confirmed details for the band’s forthcoming DVD shoot, which will take place just in the band’s second hometown of Worcester at the Palladium on December 28, immediately after returning to the US from THE ACACIA STRAIN’s first trip to New Zealand and Australia. Tickets are already available for only $10 on the Mass Concerts website:
purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=2295, or by phone at 1-800-477-6849, with 100 limited Special Golden Tickets available for $50. Details on those packages are below.
SPECIAL GOLDEN TICKET PROMOTION – Strictly limited to 100
The 100 Golden Tickets are available for only $50 and all buyers receive a THE ACACIA STRAIN stocking stuffed with a limited-edition DVD shoot event t-shirt, limited-edition silk screened numbered print, candy, coal, and a pin. In addition, all Golden Ticket participants will have a 10-second cameo that will appear on the DVD, which will be filmed immediately following the meet & greet with THE ACACIA STRAIN, scheduled for 4pm on December 28 at the Palladium.
Also appearing on the package for the DVD shoot will be Thy Will Be Done, Cruel Hand, Shipwreck, Whitechapel, and The Red Chord, in addition to THE ACACIA STRAIN’s scheduled 90-minute headlining appearance. Doors for the event will open at 5:30pm. Filming of the DVD will be handled by long-time THE ACACIA STRAIN friends and cohorts MyGoodEye, headed up by director David Brodsky, the man responsible for both the "Angry Mob Justice" video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fNXspL1hGs) from the
2006 album ‘The Dead Walk’ as well as the forthcoming video for "Skynet," the lead track off THE ACACIA STRAIN’s recently released fourth full-length effort, ‘Continent,’ which saw an August 19 release through Prosthetic Records.
THE ACACIA STRAIN on tour
(with Unearth, Protest The Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel)
10/30 New York, NY – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
(The Acacia Strain, Through The Eyes of the Dead, See You Next Tuesday)
11/03 Toronto, ON – Reverb
11/04 Quebec City, QC – Anti
11/06 Ottawa, ON – The Bayou
11/07 Montreal, QC – Underworld (with As They Turn From Praise, Arise
11/08 St. Jean–Sur, QC – Complexe Beethoven
(The Acacia Strain, A Day To Remember, A Cause To Unite)
12/04 Auckland, NZ – Whammy Bar
12/05 Wellington, NZ – Bar Bodega
12/06 Auckland, NZ – Ellen Melville Hall (all ages)
(Resist, Blunt Magazine, and Element Present Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, A Day To Remember, The Acacia Strain, Confession)
12/10 Brisbane, QLD – River Stage
12/11 Byron Bay, NSW – High School
12/12 Sydney, NSW – Roundhouse
12/13 Newcastle, NSW – Panthers
12/16 Perth, WA – Metro City (all ages)
12/17 Perth, WA – Metro City (18+)
12/18 Adelaide, SA – The Barton
12/19 Melbourne, VIC – Billboard (18+)
12/20 Melbourne, VIC – Billboard (under 18)
"The quartet’s fourth album is a roiling stew of death metal and hardcore, coursing with jagged, stop-start riffs, violent breakdowns and frontman Vincent Bennett’s Cookie Monster ranting….this is one fearsome, genuinely disturbing work. Be afraid." – Mean Street
"Offering a pit experience somewhere between a full-on riot and firsthand experience of what it’s like to be hit with a concrete sledgehammer – repeatedly – these shows will leave you bruised, breathless, and begging for more." – Kerrang
"…the fourth and latest album from the Sprinfield-band is filled with brutal anger, rage and a dull, deafening, ceaseless roaring that’s hardly for the faint of heart." – Springfield Republican
"Think the oppressive groove of Mastodon with the stodgy beats of Throwdown, and the hellish screams of your childhood nightmares. This is the sort of noise that makes dogs whimper, mountains shudder, babies cry and your mates dance – all at the same time." – Metal Hammer magazine
"Quite clearly the art of sophisticated bloodthirsty tech metal is entering a new renaissance period and it is albums like this that are leading the charge." – The PRP
"By far the darkest and most aggressive album THE ACACIA STRAIN has handed us, ‘Continent’, in many respects, flails the arms that have not flailed and kicks the ass that has yet to be kicked." – Blabbermouth
PAT TRAVERS on National Fall Tour
Revered blues/rock guitar guru Pat Travers will kick off his fall tour in San Antonio, TX on Halloween. This tour is long awaited and in support of his new release – a powerful live performance on his new album “Stick with What You Know – Live in Europe” on Provogue Records.
This hard rocking blues performance is in the true Pat Travers signature style, in your face full of big guitars. The album was recorded live at the Bosuil in Weert, The Netherlands. The Pat Travers band on this live performance consists of Pat Travers (guitars, slide guitar & vocals), Kirk McKim (guitar & backing vocals), Frank McDaniel (bass & backing vocals) and Eric Frates (drums & backing vocals). The album was mixed at the Red Room Studios by Sean Shannon assisted by Brad Johnson.
Nov. 5 Saddle Ridge Cleveland, OH
Nov. 6 Club Bijou Toledo, OH
Nov. 7 Military Street Cafe Port Huron, MI
Nov. 8 Doug’s Place Aurora, IL
Nov. 13 Sellerville Theatre Sellerville, PA
Nov. 14 The Roadhouse Albany, NY
Nov. 15 Moondog’s Pittsburg, PA
Nov. 20 The Grenada Lawrence, KS
Nov. 21 Wichita Ballroom Wichita, KS
Nov. 26 State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
Nov. 28 The Pit Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 29 Chili Pepper Supper Club Cocoa Beach, FL
DOA tours China, Texas and Ontario
Hey-a, Hey-a, Hey-a! Sudden Death Records and D.O.A. have been busy as hell! Northern Avenger, D.O.A.’s new album produced by Bob Rock and Jamey Koch has been getting rave reviews; critics are calling it D.O.A.’s best album since Hardcore 81.
Canada’s top punk band, led by Joe Shithead Keithley and backed up by the powerful rhythm section of Floor Tom Jones and Dirty Dan Sedan, have lined up a bunch of D.I.Y. dates in their usual anarchistic way.
On Sunday November 9th, D.O.A. will play in Texas for the 1st time in 9 years at The Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin. They will play right before Bad Brains.
D.O.A. hit Ontario:
• Thursday November 13th, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto – Joe will appear on Off The Record that afternoon
• Friday November 14th, Maverick’s, Ottawa, ON
• Saturday November 15th, Victoria Inn, Niagara Falls, ON
D.O.A. tours China – 1st Time Ever
• January 8th, Castle Bar, Nanjing
• January 9th, Zhi Jiang Dream Factory, Shanghai
• January 10th Vox Bar, Wuhan
• January 11th, Mao Live House, Beijing
Hey you vinyl fanatics, Northern Avenger is out now on 12” vinyl.
Also D.O.A.’s 1st 7” single in 10 years, Human Bomb b/w Crossfire has just arrived at Sudden Death headquarters
Sudden Death Records Deals! Buy D.O.A.’s Northern Avenger for $9.00 and get any 2nd CD for $5.00. Or order any other Sudden Death CD for $10.00 and get the 2nd CD for $5.00.
You can also download Northern Avenger for $7.00 at www.suddendeath.com
Upcoming on Sudden Death: The Spores, finally a complete album of all their tracks, out in November 2008. The Spores, 1983-87 were a key component of Vancouver’s 2nd wave of punk.
Eagle Goes ‘Down The Tracks’ With Led Zeppelin – On DVD November 18
Most 1960’s British bands were heavily influenced by the blues. Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, The Animals, Savoy Brown, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin were no exception. Led Zeppelin’s vocalist Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, particularly, loved the urban Chicago blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
Now, for the first time, these two late masters can be seen performing along with other blues greats when Eagle Media, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, releases the second installment in a new series: Down The Tracks: The Music That Influenced Led Zeppelin on November 18. (The series debuted with the July 15 release of Down The Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan.)
Additional legends showcased are those who the real music aficionado hardly ever gets to see: Davey Graham, Charley Patton, Son House, John Renbourne, Bukka White and many others. This very special DVD creates a tapestry, a mosaic, where the viewer can understand the whys and wherefores of just how this one-in-a-million band put its loves together to create a sound that will live on forever.
Plant, Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham were a curious lot to team up. Page was already famous. Plant and Bonham were toiling in obscurity. Jones was a studio mastermind. When they originally got together as The New Yardbirds, the notion of success was so slim that one of them, as the legend goes, said they’ll probably go over like a lead balloon. Manager Peter Grant picked up on it and famously tweaked it.
Known, along with Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, as Godfathers of Heavy Metal, the Page/Plant/Bonham/Jones chemistry proved eclectic and groundbreaking enough to incorporate folk, rockabilly, reggae, funk, Celtic, classical and country to its heady mix of soul vocals, guitar histrionics and bludgeoning drums. Zeppelin’s journey traversed many genres; Down The Tracks allows the viewer to truly understand the genesis of the pioneering British rock band’s sound.