November 2009


Renowned as one of prog’s leading solo artists, Neal Morse is better known for his epic stu dio releases than for lengthy tours. His acclaimed solo live DVDs (Testimony Live, Sola Scripture &More) and CD set (Question Live) have captured amazing performances from his live North American and Eurpean bands, and performers from bands ranging from Dream Theater to Christina Aguilera. Never before, though, has there been a definitive live Neal Morse experience. Over almost 20 years, Neal has recorded 22 studio albums with Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, and on his own. His career has followed an unconventional path, leading him to reject 10 years chasing a dream, and at another time, leave music altogether. His experiences and perspective have lead to some of progressive rock’s most memorable music.

The challenge of bringing these songs to life requires some of prog’s best musicians—a lot of them. In Europe, Neal came to know his band by chance email from an unknown Dutch drummer: Collin Leijenaar. Collin was trying to persuade Neal that his group of friends—all tremendous Morse fans—could not only play Neal’s material, but own it. Three and half hours worth. With one week’s rehearsal.

Morse was…skeptical, to say the least. The unknown performers were up against Mike Portnoy, Kerry Livgren, Roine Stolt, Steve Hacket, Jordan Rudess, Phil Keaggy, Randy George, Pete Trewavas, Kevin Gilbert, and the cast of Spock’s Beard. Neal had been down many roads he never expected, though, and something told him to take this one. The entire tour was booked before Neal even met his band.

The rest is history, of course, perhaps best illustrated by Neal’s comment on the Sola Scriptura & More Live DVD; before the band launched into a complete performance of the Sola Scriptura album, Neal says, “I hope you guys like this—it’s the second time we’ve performed it together.” And indeed, Collin and company owned every minute of it.

That was 2007. By the end of 2008, the now-seasoned band could tear through Morse’s material with confidence and creative improvisation. With changing material on different nights, the cumulative set is 3.5 hours long, encompassing Neal’s best songs and compositions from his 20 year career. This theme extends the recording engineering, mixing and production—resulting in studio-grade sound that whispers and thunders off the discs. At the center is Neal Morse, one of Classic Rock Magazine’s “100 Greatest Frontmen of Rock”.

With soaring vocals, virtuoso instrumentals, and a unique…sense of humor, Morse demonstrates why after 20 years, he remains one of prog’s brightest stars. Experience the definitive Neal Morse concert event—29 tracks released from the studio’s confines and into the living world of live performance. Discover new songs and rediscover familiar ones, evolved and arranged in unpredictable ways. From The Light to Lifeline, experience the extraordinary music at the end of a road less travelled.


CD #1 ~ 63:37 total

1. At the End of the Day.

………………………. 16:49

2. Leviathan.


3. The Way Home.


4. Author of Confusion/I’m the Guy.


5. That Crutch.

……………………………………….. 3:59

6. We All Need Some Light.


7. Lifeline

…………………………………………….. 12:33

CD #2 ~ 79:24 total

1. Question Mark Medley.

……………………. 31:25

2. Help Me.


3. Testimedley.


CD #3 ~ 71:34 total

1. Walking On The Wind.


2. So Many Roads.


3. Stranger/Bridge Across Forever.


Recorded from October 23-30, 2008 at: De Boerderij, Zoetermeer (NL); De Reehorst, Ede (NL); Zeche, Bochum (DE); Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (DE), Spirit of 66, Verviers (BE)

Source: Glass Onyon PR

PEARL JAM:  Through the Eyes of Lance Mercer

Renowned photographer Lance Mercer, best known for his photography of iconic rock band, Pearl Jam, will be showcasing his work on December 12, 2009 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC.   The exhibit will open at 2pm at 124 Prince Street at Wooster in NYC. 


Lance was Pearl Jam’s designated photographer in the early years of the band (1991-1995) and enjoyed exclusive access to backstage, travel and other areas that fans would normally not be able to see.  With that access, Lance was able to capture “lightening in a bottle” as Pearl Jam led the charge in the heyday of early 90’s grunge rock and the rock resurgence along with Nirvana,  Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and others.


The show at the Morrison Hotel Gallery will showcase some of the amazing historical photographic moments that Lance captured of Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Dave Abbruzzese, Jack Irons and Matt Cameron on tour, bringing history making live shows to audiences worldwide. 


Lance says,   “The years on the road with Pearl Jam are both a blur and a flashbulb memory all at the same time.  We worked as a team and the result are these amazing photos.  That experience has continued to inform my work and probably always will.  I am happy and proud to be showing this work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.  They are perfect photos for this place at this time.”


Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam:     "Having Lance on the road and in the studio with us during those days will always be a gift.  It was rare air that we were breathing and even though we probably didn’t know it 100% at the time, we were having experiences as a band and as people that were impacting us and the fans in equal measure.  Having Lance’s photos as that historical record is something that I will treasure for my whole life…also, he was just great to have around, comic relief for us so t hat we weren’t taking ourselves too seriously.  He has a rare talent to photograph things in the moment that few photographers have.  He is a kindred creative spirit for us." 

Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam:  "Lance….has always been about the music and that’s why it all works.  He worked his ass off, took a lot of shit, bugged the hell out of us, and captured the band like nobody has since. "  

The show will include images from Lance’s two books Place/Date his collaboration with Nirvana photographer Charles Peterson and 5X1 Pearl Jam Through the Eye of Lance Mercer.   

Both books received critical acclaim for their rare insight into a musical time period never to be repeated. 


Lance’s work of Pearl Jam and other subjects has appeared in Time, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and SPIN Magazine among others.  


‘The Beatles On Record’ to premiere Nov. 25 on History

In 1962, an unknown group from Liverpool walked into Abbey Road Studios in London to record their debut single. Over the next eight years, they would create what many consider to be the greatest collection of studio recordings of the 20th century.

THE BEATLES ON RECORD, a new documentary premiering on HISTORY on Wednesday, November 25 at 10pm, charts The Beatles’ extraordinary recording journey from Please Please Me to the epic Abbey Road LP and reveals how they developed as musicians, matured as songwriters and created an enduring body of work that pushed the boundaries of studio recording, changing the course of musical history and popular culture. There will be additional airings of the special at later dates across A&E Television Networks (AETN).

Narrated entirely by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Sir George Martin, THE BEATLES ON RECORD features over 60 songs, rarely seen footage and images from The Beatles’ archives along with never-before-heard outtakes of conversation from the original recording sessions.  The result is an intimate look at the creative process behind each of the band’s Abbey Road Studios masterpieces.   The documentary is directed by Bob Smeaton, who directed the landmark Beatles Anthology series and created mini-documentaries for The Beatles’ recently released re-mastered albums on CD.

THE BEATLES ON RECORD: Producer is Jonathan Clyde.  Executive Producer is Jeff Jones.  Director is Bob Smeaton.  © Apple Corps Ltd. 2009.


THE NEW REGIME (feat. Ilan Rubin of NIN): Limited Edition of ‘Coup’ Available Exclusively

We’ve been warned.  "Things are about to get MANIC,” so says Rock Sound magazine.


What’s behind that declaration?  THE NEW REGIME, the "true solo project" of current Nine Inch Nails and former Lostprophets drummer ILAN RUBIN.  No mere time-keeper, the adept multi-instrumentalist wrote and recorded every note of bass, drums, guitar, piano and vocals on THE NEW REGIME’s 2008 debut, COUP (Command! Music).


Feeling energized by the new crop of fans he’s collected due to Nine Inch Nails’ recently concluded “Wave Goodbye” tour, RUBIN has put together a special limited edition deluxe package of COUP set for release November 10 exclusively on the band’s website (  For the low price of $45, fans will get a 180 gram vinyl, the CD, a DVD featuring live performances and an interview with RUBIN, a 16-page full color 12” x 12” booklet, and an exclusive website link to download instrumental mixes from THE NEW REGIME’s website.  All 1,000 limited edition copies will also be hand-numbered and signed by RUBIN.  A stand alone digipak CD will also be available on the band’s website for $7.


In a true sign of support for his new band member, Trent Reznor is encouraging his hardcore fans to get to know THE NEW REGIME by offering a free download of the album in its entirety on the same day as COUP’s release.  Nine Inch Nails’ camp will also host the download on a direct link,, starting at midnight on November 10.


To celebrate the package’s release, the band will be performing at the Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, November 19.  Tickets are currently on sale.


What can fans expect from THE NEW REGIME?  As praised in a Kerrang! magazine “4-K!” album review, the songs of COUP  “…are presented with such wonderfully bombastic flourishes it sweeps you along like the most of lethal rip tides. They can hardly be delusions of grandeur when they’re so accomplished and self assured.”  And concluded about RUBIN: "It looks as though the budding rock star has a long musical career ahead of him."


Accomplished beyond his years, RUBIN has played professionally since the age of nine. Opening Woodstock ’99 with his first band, F.o.N., a then eleven-year old RUBIN found his way into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person to play the historic festival.  He went on to drum for Denver Harbor (Universal), completing his high school degree while touring the country in a van.  Next for the teenager was a stint with Lostprophets, playing on LIBERATION TRANSMISSION, the band’s third album, which debuted at #1 on the U.K. album charts.  In those three years alone, RUBIN had played for sold-out crowds and festivals all over the world—including Download, Reading/Leeds, Rock am Ring/Park, Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, V Festival and many others.  In late 2008, Trent Reznor invited RUBIN to join Nine Inch Nails after being “blown away” by his performance at the Reading/Leeds Festival in 2007.  RUBIN went on to blow the rest of the band away in November when he was asked to rehearse with Nine Inch Nails for their “Lights In The Sky” tour, following Josh Freese’s departure.


THE NEW REGIME was born in between writing and recording the latest Lostprophets album and performing a string of sporadic tour dates.  "All of the material was written and recorded on Lostprophets downtime,” RUBIN explains, “and to be honest, I had never really sung before." After acquainting himself with the role of singer, he wrote and recorded seven songs in his San Diego, CA garage.  "I started playing it for people—not telling them who it was—and started getting some really positive feedback.  So I decided to continue with it."  The aura of mysterious genesis is a concept RUBIN planned quite thoroughly.  “I wanted people to listen to it and make up their minds based on the music—not who it was by, or what band I’m in,” he says. 


An equally enigmatic viral video followed (which can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel), fusing THE NEW REGIME’s music with imagery of protest, uprising, urgency and change.  Quickly spreading throughout various music websites and blogs, THE NEW REGIME received major radio and press attention within a week of the video’s release.  With several more songs in hand, COUP became a reality.  Drawing his influence from the greats—The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Queen, to name a few— RUBIN set out to create an eclectic, yet thematically dark album.  COUP feels much like a procession, each song marching forward, inviting all who listen to join in its crusade.


Ever evolving, RUBIN’s vision is not obscure:  "All the songs on the album are there for a reason.  I never want to be categorized or pigeonholed into a sound, where if I did something different, a fan base would feel abandoned."  It is this ideology that assures the music is limited only by the imaginative inventiveness of its creator, and that the world will be better off under the watchful eye of THE NEW REGIME.


The Disco Biscuits Release New EP * Tour US Through Year’s End

Genre-defying band The Disco Biscuits are hitting the road once again in support of their new EP, “On Time.” The band will spend time in California around Thanksgiving before returning to the East Coast for a number of dates in New York and their native Philadelphia, including a five-night engagement at New York’s Nokia Theatre between Christmas and New Year’s.

The “On Time” EP is out on the Biscuits own Diamond Riggs through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. This EP serves as a teaser for the Disco Biscuits’ full-length February 2010 release, “Planet Anthem” which will also be distributed through ILG. “On Time” can be purchased online on iTunes and at for $4.99, or at any of their upcoming live shows.  Additionally, “You and I,” from the full-length album, is available for free streaming online here.

“On Time” and “Planet Anthem” represent an evolution for The Disco Biscuits, who have been writing and recording with Don Cheegro and Dirty Harry (Ludacris, Fantasia, Chris Brown).  Noted for their fusion of jam band music and electronica, the band again moves in an adventurous direction by taking on hip-hop influences and adding to their already eclectic sound.  This is nothing new for the band, however, as their flagship festival Camp Bisco has featured acts like Snoop Dogg, Nas and other hip-hop artists in past years.  The new sound won’t disappoint longtime fans and will introduce The Disco Biscuits to a brand-new audience, expanding their already powerful influence.

The Disco Biscuits Fall 2009 Tour Dates:

            11/18               San Diego, CA                        Wave House San Diego

            11/19               Los Angeles, CA                     House of Blues

            11/20               San Francisco, CA                 The Fillmore

            11/21               San Francisco, CA                 The Fillmore

            11/22               Santa Cruz, CA                       The Catalyst

            11/27               Philadelphia, PA                      Electric Factory

            11/28               Philadelphia, PA                      Electric Factory

            12/26               New York, NY                          Nokia Theatre

            12/27               New York, NY                          Nokia Theatre

            12/29               New York, NY                          Nokia Theatre

            12/30               New York, NY                          Nokia Theatre

            12/31               New York, NY                          Nokia Theatre


“On Time” EP Track Listing                             

1.      On Time

2.      Loose Change

3.      Konkrete

4.      On Time – Elliot Lipp Remix

5.      Mirrors – Live at Red Rocks 2009

6.      On Time – Extended Club Remix by Twisted Dee

Bonus for Physical Copies Only

1.      “Mirrors” video – Live at Red Rocks 2009

2.      “You And I” music video



MUDVAYNE have outdone themselves once again with the mind-blowing packaging for the new album.  The new album is revolutionizing album artwork design, as this is the first album to ever use black light reactive ink.  Every bit of art and text in the packaging of the record will be printed on ink that can only be seen with a black light. 

The image seen above is cover of MUDVAYNE’S self-titled album due out on December 22, 2009 when seen under a black light.  The artwork was created exclusively by the “King of Rock Tattoos” Paul Booth.  The world renowned tattoo artist had the following to say about the concept and artwork:

“This project has been absolutely killer to work on! The whole black light concept was totally experimental and quite the challenge, so of course, as an artist, I was drawn to it like a moth to a bugzapper.  I am happy to see bands focusing more energy on their album art… something I thought the internet had killed. Hailz to MUDVAYNE and everyone at the label for going the extra mile!”

The guys from Mudvayne are just as excited about the artwork and packaging:

The album will be available in the following formats:

***1. Super Deluxe – "Limited Edition" run of only 1,000 copies which will be sold direct to the consumer from the band’s site. Pre-Order it at starting next Tuesday 12.10.09 and receive the digital album 2 weeks before release!

It contains:

a. The deluxe version of the album

b. The album on glow-in-the-dark vinyl (also blacklight-reactive)

c. A 24 inch blacklight

d. A 24×24 poster designed by Paul Booth in blacklight reactive ink

e. An 8×8 blacklight reactive decal designed by Paul Booth

***2. Deluxe – "Limited Edition" first run of 100,000 copies. Pre-Order it at starting Tuesday 12.24.09 and receive the digital album 2 weeks before release!

It contains:

a. The album in jewel case

b. A LED, keychain-sized blacklight

c. Special blacklight reactive packaging designed by Paul Booth

***3. Vinyl

a. Glow-in-the-dark vinyl (also blacklight-reactive)

b. Blacklight-reactive art designed by Paul Booth

***4. Jewel Case

a. Blacklight-reactive art designed by Paul Booth

Now that you have seen what the album artwork looks like, MUDVAYNE, wants to give the fans a chance to hear another track off of the forthcoming album.  MUDVAYNE has teamed up with to debut the track “SCREAM WITH ME”.  Head over to starting Tuesday morning to listen to an exclusive stream of the song.


Billy Idol’s ‘In Super Overdrive Live’ – On DVD And Blu-ray November 17

With his raspy baritone, bleached spiked hair, and rebellious charisma, Billy Idol established himself as a unique, new face in punk rock and Rock ‘N’ Roll, and continues to shine as a truly one-of-a-kind artist.  On November 17, Eagle Rock Entertainment will proudly release his first live concert DVD and Blu-ray In Super Overdrive Live.


Filmed at the Congress Theater in Chicago, In Super Overdrive Live was taped for the television series "Soundstage."  Originally broadcast in America in July 2009, this show finds Idol reunited with guitarist Steve Stevens, and backed by bassist Stephen McGrath, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and drummer Brian Tichy.


A proprietor of pop-rock perfection, Billy Idol rouses the crowd through 12 blazing tracks.  This 70-minute DVD features hits like "Dancing With Myself, "Flesh For Fantasy," "Rebel Yell," and "White Wedding," in addition to Generation X favorites and newer material from his latest CD The Devil’s Playground.  Also included are two previously unreleased tracks, "Touch My Love" and "Cry."  A killer performance, In Super Overdrive Live is a fantastic display of the raw power exuded by the inimitable Billy Idol.


Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.


Track Listing:

1.) Super Overdrive

2.) Dancing With Myself

3.) Flesh For Fantasy

4.) Touch My Love

5.) White Wedding

6.) Scream

7.) Eyes Without A Face

8.) Cry

9.) Blue Highway

10.) Ready Steady Go

11.) Rebel Yell

12.) Kiss Me Deadly


Billy Idol In Super Overdrive Live Footage:

Rebel Yell –

White Wedding –


Will The Real Wishbone Ash Please Stand Up

Founding member of the legendary classic rock band Wishbone Ash, Andy Powell, is setting the record straight about the recent controversy surrounding the ownership and usage of the group’s name. A band fronted by another founding member, Martin Turner, is also being promoted as Wishbone Ash, creating confusion among fans and press.

“It’s local promoters taking advantage of the good work this band has been doing,” said Powell. Most recently, Martin Turner’s German shows have been promoted under the Wishbone Ash moniker, prompting Powell to seek legal recourse. “Myself and the band’s business partners—people who have worked for years to keep the band treading the boards and keeping the recorded catalog current—see it as a raiding party,” said Powell. “I am now taking legal action in respect of this infringement of my trade mark. It’s time to stop this nonsense.”

Powell, a guitar legend in his own right, and the only remaining founding member, has recorded and toured exclusively under the Wishbone Ash banner since 1969–more than 40 years. In the last 20 years alone, Wishbone Ash has released 15 CDs (including nine studio releases) and five DVDs. None of these has featured Martin Turner. The band’s most recent release, The Power of Eternity, has garnered rave reviews from the music press internationally.

During the band’s early history, the lineup changed several times, with founding members leaving and rejoining. When, in 1993, Powell became the sole remaining original member, there was no thought of calling it a day. Powell later registered the trade mark Wishbone Ash in 1998. He has maintained the mark since then, producing numerous DVDs and CDs of new material. In addition to being co-writer on the majority of the recorded works, he’s performed around 4,000 Ash shows worldwide.

"My mandate was to simply carry forward with the band," Powell said, "as has always been the case since 1974 when the first member to leave, Ted Turner, tendered his resignation. This continuity has overwhelmingly always been what the fans have wanted, and they proved that in the early 1990s by backing our recording and promotion of the album Illuminations. At no time did I consider the band dead; we’d been through worse”.

In recent years Martin Turner registered . He then tentatively resurfaced using the name ‘Wishbone featuring Martin Turner’ performing Wishbone Ash songs from the very early part of the band’s career. All was fine for a year or so until the name of Martin Turner’s band was changed to Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash. His "" website started pushing the Wishbone Ash aspect of the name firmly to the fore. Then, making matters worse, some Turner gigs were actually being promoted as ‘Wishbone Ash’ concerts. Fans who turned up expecting the long-running Powell-fronted band were disappointed and confused. Journalists who were unaware of the band’s history sometimes wrote about Turner’s band as if it actually were Wishbone Ash. Inevitably, this sparked claims of ‘passing off ’ from Wishbone Ash and its business partners.

"Over the years, band members had left in a piecemeal fashion to pursue solo careers and other ventures," said Powell. "Anyone who has followed the band knows that Martin Turner, for example, quit in 1980 and again in 1991 after a brief three-year reunion.” After leaving in ’91 Martin produced a solo album. “His own website says that he’d ‘moved on’ from Wishbone Ash, using the name Martin Turner and calling the CD Walking the Reeperbahn,” said Powell. “This had nothing to do with Wishbone Ash and seemed to be a move on Martin Turner’s part to distance himself from the band and take his career in another direction. His website actually at one point admitted that I was a continuous member of the one true band and that he was not."

Founded in England in 1969, WishboneAsh has released more than 30 albums to date, and has been touted as one of the first dual-guitar rock bands. Rolling Stone magazine counted Ash guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner among the world’s top 20 best of all time. The group’s 1972 classic release, Argus, was voted Album Of The Year by readers of UK’s Melody Maker and NME. It was remixed and reissued in 2002 as a special 30th anniversary edition and consequently was the fastest selling reissue in MCA’s history. Powell’s name is synonymous with the Gibson Flying V. Over the years, he has been prominently featured in such notable publications as Guitar, Guitarist and, most recently, Vintage Guitar. He has also recorded with the likes of George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland and Renaissance.

Wishbone Ash’s current line-up also features former Gringos Locos guitarist Jyrki “Muddy” Manninen, a five-year Ash veteran who brings a rootsy style to the band with his slide playing. Bassist Bob Skeat has been in Wishbone Ash for 12 years and has also in the past, worked with everyone from Colin Blunstone, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Chris Farlowe to Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Interestingly, he worked with Ash’s other 1970s guitar titan, Laurie Wisefield, in Brian May’s musical hit “We Will Rock You.” Drummer Joe Crabtree has worked with the likes of King Crimson’s David Cross and Pendragon.

Wishbone Ash has embarked on an intensive tour plan taking the band ’round to next July in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The October tour of the UK began on the 2nd and ends the first week of November. Then in January 2010 the band hits the road again for the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. Canada’s blues prodigy, Jimmy Bowskill, will be opening for the band on this six-week tour. For a complete list of tour dates and venues, visit In addition, the band will revisit Warsaw and Poznan in Poland, along with the Czech Republic. A USA East Coast tour is in the final booking stages, planned for March 2010. Italy and Switzerland will also be visited this time around, just prior to the usual spring UK tour. A USA West Coast tour and a possible Far East visit are being discussed for June. The new DVD Wishbone Ash 40 – Live in London was released in Europe on Oct. 10. This 40th anniversary show from Shepherd’s Bush Empire was produced by RCN TV, the same team who made the highly acclaimed Wishbone Ash Live in Hamburg DVD.

Source: Glass Onyon PR


Denny Somach the legendary syndicated radio jock has teamed up with Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp to pick a Led Zeppelin tune recorded at rock camp. 

Each band will have an opportunity to perform their favorite Led Zeppelin song in honor of their 40th anniversary and with legendary record producers  of Led Zeppelin Ron Nevison and Eddie Kramer. The chosen band’s track will be played on Somach’s Led Zeppelin radio show around the country.

Somach’s radio show is a nation-wide Led Zeppelin radio show featured in over 80% of the USA. It can be heard on KLOS Los Angeles or Q104 in New York or go to their website and see where it plays in your local area.

For more information on ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP 888.762.2263 (BAND) or visit:


Papa Roach & Shinedown Announce Co-Headlining Dates

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach and multi-platinum, 2009 American Music Award nominee Shinedown announce co-headlining dates. Two of today’s biggest bands in rock, each delivering #1 rock hits this year (Papa Roach’s “Lifeline” and Shinedown’s “Second Chance” and “Sound Of Madness”) will kick off the tour December 5th in Highland Heights, KY.  Tickets for Highland Heights, KY, Erie, PA and Binghamton, NY are available now and additional dates go on sale this weekend.  To buy, please visit:

"We are stoked to be touring with Shinedown, we have a lot of love and respect for them. It’s been a long time coming, be prepared, both bands are going to annihilate the stage,” said Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year. Papa Roach is currently on tour with Australian sensation JET and fresh off the heels of their summer tour alongside Nickelback.  Shaddix says, "Playing shows every night is what we’re built for.  We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club.”  Indeed Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses – unbridled and uncontainable.” Metamorphosis has already spawned the hits “Lifeline” and “I Almost Told You That I Loved You,” with  “Had Enough” hitting radio now. “Had Enough” and many other songs on Metamorphosis address the current social and economic themes prevalent today.

One of the most successful rock bands of the decade, Shinedown has amassed a staggering record of 10 consecutive top 5 rock radio hits over their 3 studio albums.  The Jacksonville, Florida-based band’s latest single, “If You Only Knew,” is already #10 on the Active Rock charts and climbing, with the companion video in rotation at VH1 and Fuse.  Last month, Shinedown performed the song on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and, later this month, the band will be attending the 2009 American Music Awards, where they’ve been nominated for “Favorite Alternative Rock Artist” alongside Kings Of Leon and Green Day.  “If You Only Knew” follows the breakthrough success of “Second Chance,” one of the biggest cross over hits of the year with nearly 2 millions singles sold and going to #1 at Hot AC and top 5 at Top 40 after topping the Alternative, Active and Mainstream Rock charts.  Both songs are featured on Shinedown’s current album, The Sound Of Madness.  Produced by multiple-Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo, The Sound Of Madness debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart upon release last summer and has since been RIAA-certified Gold, spawning 3 consecutive #1 rock singles (“Devour,” “Second Chance” and “Sound Of Madness”).

“We’re really excited to combine forces with Papa Roach on these dates.  Just like us, they bring it every night for their fans,” says Shinedown frontman Brent Smith.  “I guarantee you this…its gonna be LOUD!”

Launching on this tour, Papa Roach has partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year) to support local and national efforts to end hunger and poverty.  The band will be auctioning off special VIP fan experiences via including meet and greets, an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more – with all proceeds going to WHY.  In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage along their tour stops and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend support.  The statistics are staggering:  36.2 million Americans are hungry and every day almost 16,000 children from around the globe die from hunger-related causes. Shaddix explains, “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”

Shinedown will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the tour to the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.  The hometown center works to educate and empower individuals and families through support, assistance and awareness within the community to optimize the potential of all individuals with autism and related disabilities. For more information about CARD, please visit

Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:

12/5  Highland Heights, KY Bank of KY Center      on-sale now

12/6  Erie, PA   Erie Civic Center      on-sale now

12/8  Binghamton, NY  Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena   on-sale now

     with Shinedown and Halestorm

12/12 Cedar Rapids, IA  US Cellular Center with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6

12/15 Rockford, IL  Rockford MetroCentre with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6

12/16 Poplar Bluff, MO  Black River Coliseum with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6



"Give Peace a Chance" 40th Anniversary Digital Single Benefits UN Peacebuilding Fund

To celebrate the unifying spirit and 40th anniversary of the Plastic Ono Band’s universal anthem, “Give Peace a Chance,” Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon have partnered with EMI Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing to donate net proceeds from the sale of a commemorative 40th Anniversary digital single to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF). Beginning today, iTunes will exclusively offer the single’s special anniversary edition for download purchase, with net proceeds benefiting the PBF through December 31.

Says Yoko Ono, “I am thrilled that so many in the music business are readily supporting ‘Give Peace a Chance’ on its 40th anniversary.  It is indeed a time when we are all getting more aware of the necessity of doing something to achieve world peace, no matter how small.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I feel deeply that we are all one, regardless of where we stand."

“I am delighted to see that a song so closely identified with the pursuit of peace, will shine a light on the United Nations’ peacebuilding efforts and financially support PBF projects,” the Chairperson of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile said.

Written during John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 honeymoon bed-in protest against the Vietnam War, “Give Peace a Chance” was inspired by Lennon’s off-the-cuff explanation to a visiting reporter of the couple’s purpose for protesting the war by remaining in their honeymoon bed.  From March 25 to March 31, the newlyweds invited the world’s media to visit and interview them daily between the hours of 9am and 9pm in their bed at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. 

The song was recorded live on June 1, 1969 in a room at Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, with several well-known friends joining Lennon and Ono to sing the chorus.  Since the single’s original release on July 4, 1969, it has been the world’s foremost anthem for peace, beginning most notably with the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam’s massive protest in Washington, DC on November 15, 1969, where more than 500,000 people gathered and sang “Give Peace a Chance.”


The Annual HO! HO! HOEY TOUR 2009 – Guitar Guru GARY HOEY Starts Tour

Ax-slinger Gary Hoey is the brains behind the annual HO! HO! HOEY ROCKIN HOLIDAY TOUR. Along with a series of Christmas CDs Gary Hoey’s on-air station visits have become a staple at hundreds of radio stations nationwide.  His live rock and roll Christmas show continues to grow new fans each year.  This tour has become so trademark to Hoey that Hallmark’s musical greeting cards features two Ho Ho Hoey classics.


11/20/2009                   DETROIT, MI                              BLONDIES

11/21/2009                   SCHAUMBURG, IL                     CITY LIMITS

11/22/2009                   MILWAUKEE, WI                       VNUKS

11/27/2009                   DES MOINES, IA                       PRAIRIE MEADOWS CASINO

11/29/2009                   KANSAS CITY, MO                    KNUCKLEHEADS

12/2/2009                     COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA                 WHISKEY ROADHOUSE AT HARRAH’S      

                                                                                               HORSESHOE CASINO               

12/3/2009                     MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO         HARRAH’S VOODOO LOUNGE

12/05/2009                   MANCHESTER, NH                    ROCK 101 CHRISTMAS SHOW

12/8/2009                     SELLERSVILLE, PA                      SELLERSVILLE THEATER

12/11/2009                   ARCADIA, CA                         ARCADIA BLUES CLUB

12/12/2009                   RIVERSIDE, CA                         VOODOO LOUNGE

12/15/2009                   EXETER, CA                              ORANGE BLOSSOM JUNCTION

12/16/2009                   SOLANA BEACH, CA                BELLY UP

12/17/2009                   BAKERSFIELD, CA                     FISHLIPS

12/19/2009                   SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA   THE COACH HOUSE

The HO HO HOEY TOUR is more than a Christmas Tour – Hoey has been raising funds for many charities along the way of his Holiday travels. Hoey has brought joy to charities such as the

Connecticut Children’s Hospital Metal Health Concerts (2006, 2007 & 2008) as well as auctioning himself off for private guitar lessons to support the New Hampshire Food Bank’s "Lend A Helping Can" food drive four years in a row raising over $5,000 for families in need, Toys for Tots with the Marine Corps and his guitar auctions for the Boys & Girls Club in Visalia, CA for 2007 & 2008 has raised over $25,000.

In 1993 Hoey launched his career and since built a collection of 16 albums and five (5) top 20 Billboard hits. It is no wonder Hoey is listed in the top 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Whether it’s rock, blues, surf or Christmas, Hoey’s command of each style makes his live show one of the most exciting on the circuit today.


Papa Roach and WHY team up to fight hunger and homelessness


 Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach have partnered with WHY (World Hunger Year) to continue their mission to raise funds and awareness for organizations who are working towards finding answers to hunger, poverty and homelessness.  Led by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who revealed earlier this year that he was homeless as a child, the band are on the road supporting their hit CD, Metamorphosis, which addresses many of the current social and economic themes prevalent today.   Papa Roach join Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Jackson Browne, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, O.A.R, and many others as part of WHY’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program.

Launching on the current co-headlining tour with JET beginning with the November 7th show in Youngstown, OH at the Wedgewood Entertainment Center, Papa Roach’s partnership with WHY will feature an auction in their tour markets where fans bid on an exclusive experience including an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more – with all proceeds going to WHY. To bid now and for more information, please visit  In addition to raising money, Papa Roach will build awareness from the stage and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend their support. Shaddix explains, “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need. We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”

Hillary Zuckerberg of WHY (World Hunger Year) adds, “WHY is honored to welcome Papa Roach to our Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program. As many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year and over 36 million people are living in hunger and poverty in the United States. These issues are clearly a priority for the band and Jacoby who have personally taken on the fight to end hunger, poverty and homelessness across the country by engaging their fans in the cause. We are excited to have them as an ally in this mission.”

Known for their electrifying live shows, Papa Roach have been touring nonstop behind their new album and fifth studio recording, Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on The Billboard 200 chart earlier this year.  Metamorphosis has already spawned the #1 rock hit “Lifeline” and “I Almost Told You That I Loved You,” with  “Had Enough” impacting radio now.  “Had Enough” illustrates the traumatic impact of the war in Iraq, the foreclosure epidemic and the overall economic and social downturn affecting so many – themes the band identified almost 2 years ago when writing the album.


Papa Roach on Tour with JET and Others (all on sale now):

10/30 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at the Murat Centre with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda

11/1 Detroit, MI  The Fillmore with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda   

11/4 Des Moines, IA  Val Air Ballroom with JET, Saving Abel, Red and Taddy Porter

11/5 St. Paul, MN  Roy Wilkins Auditorium with JET, Kill Hannah and Aranda   

11/9 Baltimore, MD  Rams Head Live! with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah  

11/11 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah 

11/12 New York, NY  Nokia Theatre with JET, Morningwood and Kill Hannah 

11/23 Los Angeles, CA  Club Nokia with JET  

Papa Roach Headlining Dates:

11/2 Sault St. Marie, MI Dream Makers Theater in Kewadin Casino with Aranda on-sale now

11/7 Youngstown, OH  The Wedgewood Entertainment Center with Kill Hannah on-sale now

11/16 Hattiesburg, MS  The Bottling Company (support TBA)   on-sale: 10/30

11/17 Houston, TX  Warehouse Live (support TBA)    on-sale now

11/18 San Antonio, TX  Scoutbar (support TBA)     on-sale now

11/20 Abilene, TX  Abilene Civic Center (support TBA)    on-sale now

11/21 Lubbock, TX  Wild West (support TBA)     on-sale now

11/25 Anaheim, CA  Grove of Anaheim (support TBA)     on-sale now

11/27 Las Vegas, NV  House of Blues (support TBA)    on-sale: 10/29

11/28 San Diego, CA  House of Blues (support TBA)    on-sale: 11/7

Papa Roach on Tour with Shinedown:

12/5 Highland Heights, KY Bank of KY Center with Shinedown    on-sale: 10/30

12/6 Erie, PA  Erie Civic Center with Shinedown    on-sale: 10/31

12/8 Binghamton, NY  Broome County Arena with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 10/31

12/12 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6

12/15 Rockford, IL  Rockford MetroCentre with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6

12/16 Poplar Bluff, MO Black River Coliseum with Shinedown and Halestorm  on-sale: 11/6



Rob Zombie Moves to Roadrunner/Loud&Proud

In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist Rob Zombie has inked a new worldwide deal with leading rock label Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint.

This shocking announcement comes as Zombie exits his former label of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie.  Zombie’s new album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, previously set for release on 11/17 will now be released by Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records in early 2010. 

“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”

“Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin.

Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”

The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the charts.  This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s triple platinum Hellbilly Deluxe.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Jesus Frankenstein

2. Sick Bubblegum

3. What?

4. Mars Needs Women

5. Werewolf, Baby!

6. Virgin Witch

7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory

8. Burn

9. Cease to Exist

10. Werewolf Women of the SS

11. The Man Who Laughs

In support of this release Zombie, will kick off his first headline tour since 2007 in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th.  Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA are set to follow.  Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates – guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos. 

Visit for Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour updates, including the official blog, Twitter feed, photos, and videos directly from the road. Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour tickets are on sale now; tour dates are as follows:


Nov 1             The Grove                                                     Anaheim, California

Nov 3             San Jose Events Center                          San Jose, California

Nov 5             The Great Salt Air                                  Magna, Utah

Nov 6             The Fillmore Auditorium                       Denver, Colorado

Nov 8             The Brady Theater                                      Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nov 10           Austin Music Hall                                        Austin, Texas

Nov 11           Verizon Wireless Theater                           Houston, Texas

Nov 13           Palladium Ballroom                                   Dallas, Texas

Nov 14           Uptown Theatre                                     Kansas City, Missouri

Nov 15           The Pageant                                                 St. Louis, Missouri

Nov 16           Murat Theater                                             Indianapolis, Indiana

Nov 17           Akron Civic Center                                     Akron, Ohio

Nov 19           Eagles Ballroom                                          Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nov 20           Roy Wilkins Auditorium                            St. Paul, Minnesota

Nov 21           Val Air Ballroom                                         Des Moines, Iowa

Nov 22           Aragon Ballroom                                        Chicago, Illinois

Nov 24           Broadbent Arena                                        Louisville, Kentucky

Nov 25           The LC Pavilion                                          Columbus, Ohio

Nov 27           The Fillmore Detroit                                    Detroit, Michigan

Nov 28           The Sound Academy                                 Toronto, Ontario

Nov 29           Metropolis                                                    Montreal, Quebec

Dec 1             Hammerstein Ballroom                           New York, New York

Dec 2              House Of Blues                                      Boston, Massachusetts

Dec 3              Mohegan Sun Arena                                  Uncasville, Connecticut

Dec 4              Electric Factory                                      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dec 5              9:30 Club                                                      Washington, DC

In addition to his illustrious recording career, Zombie has also written and directed five feature length films.  Most recently was the animated cult favorite The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto based on his successful comic series.  This season’s Halloween 2 (August 2009) followed up Zombie’s record breaking blockbuster re-imagining of Halloween in 2007. In 2005, Zombie assaulted the film world with the critically-acclaimed The Devil’s Rejects (Lionsgate), the follow-up to his already cult classic House of 1000 Corpses (Lionsgate 2004).



THE BLACK CROWES will release their new DVD,  Cabin Fever on November 24, 2009 on the bands own label, Silver Arrow.  The DVD includes footage from the recording sessions that ultimately became their critically acclaimed new CD, Before the Frost…Until the Freeze.


The innovative technique of inviting fans into the studio to become part of the process during recording is a rare experience and prudently, the band filmed the sessions.   Before the Frost…Until the Freeze  was recorded over a series of five nights in front of an intimate studio audience at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.


The DVD of those sessions, Cabin Fever takes that experience one step further by allowing viewers to see behind the scenes footage of both the recording and songwriting sessions along with interaction between the band and the audience. The DVD gives fans that didn’t have the opportunity to attend the ability to feel the experience firsthand. 

EXCLUSIVELY on the DVD will be THE ORIGINAL Little Lizzie Mae as well as COVERS of Velvet Underground’s Oh Sweet Nuthin & Fred Neil’s Dolphins.   The DVD will also include the tracks  Aimless Peacock, Good Morning Captain, Appaloosa, and Been a Long Time (Waiting on Love) among others from Before the Frost…Until the Freeze,

Chris Robinson conceived the concept of both Before the Frost…Until the Freeze, and the DVD, Cabin Fever:  “I think we fulfilled a musical commitment to continue on the golden road of artistic independence. Approaching 20 years into our careers, we still are ambitious enough to push ourselves to create something unique that we have never done before.”


To view the CABIN FEVER DVD TRAILER go to: 


McCarren Publishing is pleased to announce the release date for Do the Devil’s Work for Him: How to Make it in the Music Industry (and Stay in it)

McCarren Publishing is pleased to announce the release date for Do the Devil’s Work for Him: How to Make it in the Music Industry (and Stay in it)— — the debut book from noted music and entertainment writers, Amy Sciarretto and Rick Florino. The book is scheduled to hit retail shelves and online bookseller outlets on June 26, 2009. It has received critical praise from, LAX Magazine, Outburn Magazine, Music Connection Magazine, Metal Insider, SilverTongue Online,  Devil… was also featured in segments on FOX NEWS and No Good TV, as well, among other outlets, publications and radio stations.

Do the Devil’s Work for Him is a “she-said, he-said” pocket guide on how to get your foot in the door of the cutthroat entertainment business, offering tips on how to intern, how to network and how to adjust to the ever-changing climate of this “eats its young” industry.


Amy Sciarretto is a 15-year veteran of the music business, having written extensively for Kerrang!, Revolver,,, AOL Noisecreep and Spinner, Urban Ink, Rebel Ink, Guitar World, and, to name a few, and having served as Loud Rock Editor for CMJ New Music Report and Hit Parader. She worked as a DJ on Sirius/XM for two years and has also worked in the promotion and publicity departments of top independent label Roadrunner Records for 8 years.


Rick Florino founded Ruin Magazine in 2006, and he’s currently entertainment editor for LAX Magazine and an editor for His writing has appeared in publications and web sites such as Inked, Revolver, BPM, Hit Parader,, and other outlets. This year, Florino also released his first novel–DOLOR: Lila. It’s the first in a series of ten illustrated horror novels, and it’s available as a free download at and signed hard copies are also available.


In addition to two humorous, clever and insightful author perspectives, as well as advice, anecdotes and analysis, the book also features a complete extra chapter of advice from top-tier music and entertainment business personnel and rock stars, including members of multi-platinum acts like System of A Down, Guns N’ Roses and Korn. It’s a necessary and crucial time for those looking to break into this exciting lifestyle and career field, namely college students, high schoolers and those who dream of working with and among the stars.


Diana Krall ‘Live In Rio: Special Edition’ 2-DVD Set – In Stores Now

Diana Krall is a truly noteworthy artist, both as a singer/songwriter and performer.  Today, Eagle Rock Entertainment releases the perfect showcase of her matchless brand of creativity – the Live In Rio: Special Edition 2-DVD set.


This  stunning concert was originally released on single DVD and Blu-ray on May 26, 2009 (Eagle Rock), and quickly hit #1 on the Canadian Music DVD SoundScan charts. Diana Krall captivates the crowd through eighteen evocative tunes, which are all standards interpreted through her unique style.  Classics like "Too Marvelous For Words," "I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face," and "Walk On By," are imbued with her sumptuous blend of jazz, samba, and bossa nova.  Many of these songs are from her recently released Quiet Nights album (Verve, Spring 2009), on which she explored her longtime fascination with bossa nova.  On this night in Rio de Janeiro, filmed in November of 2008, Krall allows her passion for this music to flourish in the city which inspired her love of latin styles, while accompanied by her band and an orchestra.


This special edition 2-DVD set features not only the bonus material from the standard DVD ("Conversations," an interview with Krall and her band, and "The Boy From Ipanema" promotional film), but also a second disc with extra live material recorded in Canada, Spain and Portugal.  The 5-track "Rooftop Sessions" (previously available only on the Blu-ray version) and the promotional film for "Quiet Nights" complete the disc.  Live In Rio: Special Edition captures Diana Krall at her scintillating best.

Since her debut in 1993, Diana Krall has topped both the pop and jazz charts, selling millions of records worldwide. Her previous Eagle Rock release Live In Paris (April 4, 2002) has surpassed 6x platinum in Canada and is one of the top selling DVDs worldwide for Eagle Rock.  In her 17-year career, this Grammy-Award winning artist has also accrued an international fan base, having sold out amphitheaters in many countries. 

Eagle Rock Entertainment is an international media production and distribution company operating across audiovisual entertainment programming. Eagle Rock Entertainment works directly alongside talent to produce the highest quality programming output covering film, general entertainment and musical performance. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices based in London, New York, Germany, France & Toronto.  For more information, visit:


Track Listing:

Disc 1:

1.) I Love Being Here With You

2.) Let’s Fall In Love

3.) Where Or When

4.) Too Marvelous For Words

5.) I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face

6.) Walk On By

7.) Frim Fram Sauce

8.) Cheek To Cheek

9.) You’re My Thrill

10.) Let’s Face The Music And Dance

11.) Every Time We Say Goodbye

12.) So Nice

13.) Quiet Nights

14.) Este Seu Olhar

15.) The Boy From Ipanema

16.) I Don’t Know Enough About You

17.) S’Wonderful

18.) Exactly Like You


Disc 2:


1.) Where Or When

2.) Exactly Like You

3.) Walk On By

4.) Deed I Do

5.) Quiet Nights

6.) Frim Fram Sauce

7.) A Case Of You

8.) I Don’t Know Enough About You



1.) Deed I Do

2.) So Nice

3.) P.S. I Love You



1.) Walk On By

2.) Este Seu Olhar


The Rooftop Sessions:

1.) The Boy From Ipanema

2.) Too Marvelous For Words

3.) Cheek To Cheek

4.) Quiet Nights



KANSAS delivers unforgettable live performances!  Evidenced nowhere better than on their current DVD release, ‘There’s Know Place Like Home’ debuts at #5 on the Billboard DVD top sales chart. 

Featuring guest appearances by former members Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse, spectacular lighting, and songs previously not recorded with a symphony, this unique concert has been captured in High Definition video and Surround Sound audio. 

Released October 13th, TKPLH has already become the highest-charting Kansas DVD of all-time and the #1 selling DVD for RED distribution this week.

The immediate success of ‘There’s Know Place Like Home,’ should come as no surprise, as uniting Kansas with the orchestra is a natural and richly fulfilling experience.  The result is a must-own DVD of a performance filmed/recorded earlier this year at the Washburn University’s White Concert Hall in their original hometown of Topeka, KS and released on co-producers Jeff Glixman and Jim Gentile’s StarCity label.  Says Glixman: “I have seen many, many KANSAS shows and this one was right at the very top. The DVD contains arguably the definitive versions of ‘Icarus II’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Nobody’s Home’ and more, as well as Kerry Livgren and Steve Morse appearing together for the first time”. 

Add to the mix simply magnificent renditions of such Kansas classics as “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” and you have a can’t-miss recipe that has resulted in what is unquestionably one of the finest in-concert rock DVD’s of 2009.



TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. have released their debut, self titled  EP which includes songs from their upcoming collection to be released in early 2010.  The CD is produced by Chris Robinson and will be the debut release of a new artist on the Crowes own label, Silver Arrow Records.  The band is currently opening up for The Black Crowes on their Stuck Inside Utopia tour of the US. 

“We are loving the touring life right now; opening up for The Black Crowes is an unreal experience.  The crowds are amazing.” Says singer and guitarist Scott Kinnebrew.

The band has been receiving praise from all aspects of the music industry from their EP as well as from touring with the band.

The EP was produced by BLACK CROWES’, Chris Robinson: "The sincerity of their song writing and their passionate performance were the things that attracted me to their project."

Expect a full album from TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. in early 2010.


New CD and DVD from D.O.A., The Action and The Spores

Hey People! It’s been a busy fall here at Sudden Death and we have four new releases for your listening and viewing pleasure.


D.O.A. – Kings of Punk, Hockey and Beer CD. Back in 1987 D.O.A. invented what is now commonly referred to as Puck Rock while playing hockey in their Taking Care of Business video. They followed that up by forming their ice hockey team, the D.O.A. Murder Squad, who proceeded to crush all opponents in VMHL. This 13 track tribute to the world’s fastest game includes 5 unreleased songs. Standout cuts are Donnybrook, Pencil Neck Geek, Beat ’Em, Bust ‘Em, Dead Men Tell No Tales and, of course, a cover of Stompin’ Tom’s The Hockey Song.

The Action – Complete Punk Rock Recordings 1977-78 CD. Hailing from Ottawa, The Action formed in 1977 and was one of Canada’s first punk bands. Their style combined influences from The Ramones, The Stranglers and The Rolling Stones. This collection covers the band’s short but wild career from 1977-78. Included here is the cult classic TV’s On The Blink, as well as Down Town Boy, Do The Strangle and Success Without College. The Action had great musicianship and their long hours of rehearsals shows off their musical prowess.

The Spores – News Weather and Spores CD. Yow! After 20 years in secret vaults, a new anthology has surfaced from Vancouver’s punk rock jesters The Spores. As one of the leaders of Vancouver’s second wave of punk, the songs are furious, yet melodic. The Spores were often compared to The Damned and Stiff Little Fingers. Known for their outrageous stage antics, that weirdness readily comes forth on songs like Meat Biproduct, House of Frankenstein, Narcs in My Pants, Pervert Me and Shopping Binge.

D.O.A. – The Men of Action DVD and bonus free CD. This 30th Anniversary collection of 26 videos takes you through Canada’s hardcore legend’s history with songs like Disco Sucks, Get Out Of My Life, Fuck You, Lumberjack City, General Strike, Human Bomb and Police Brutality. The picture and sound quality is excellent throughout and if that’s not enough, you also get an alternative audio track where Joe Shithead Keithley, Canada’s godfather of punk tells you the story of D.O.A. and punk while the videos play. As a free bonus you get D.O.A. latest album, the critically acclaimed Northern Avenger, produced by Bob Rock and Jamey Koch.


Relix: The Book – The Grateful Dead Experience!

“Relix took a period of time in music and kept it alive”…Jack Casady, Hot Tuna

“Relix connects us to people who share the improvisational philosophy”…Warren

Haynes, Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule

“Relix has been a blessing for me and the band”…Derek Trucks

“Relix was the rag for the team that I rooted for, The Dead”…Wavy Gravy

“Good, early frontier writing”…Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane

Relix Magazine started in 1974 as a way to connect Grateful Dead fans, becoming a

unique music and culture magazine, the only remaining publication of its kind. Targeting

a loyal readership, Relix spans generations.

RELIX: The Book is a collection of material from the first 30 years of the magazine. As

the book unfolds, so does the story of the most colorful band and subsequent culture in

history—the Grateful Dead and the Deadheads. The long strange trip is told through

editorials, interviews, articles, art, comix and photos, with long-time owner and publisher

Toni Brown weaving the story together with an informative narrative.

The current Jamband evolution was born in the pages of Relix. As Phish, Blues Traveler,

Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band. String Cheese Incident, .moe and

many others took their places alongside veteran artists like the Grateful Dead, Allman

Brothers and Hot Tuna, the music scene grew to encompass not only the classic rock-era baby boomers, but their children and grandchildren.

Today’s Jambands number in the thousands, and Deadheads are alive and well,

supporting a very active number of Dead tribute bands and ventures featuring members

of the Dead. Those fans number in the millions! The festival phenomenon would not

exist without the Relix connection. RELIX: The Book serves to chronicle the early

history of this 35-year-old-publication, bringing full-circle the world it helped create.