October 2008

October 11th, 2008
by Celtic Bob

FROM ROCK TO CLASSICAL, SEAN KELLY CROSSES OVER WITH CHRISTMAS GUITAR

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.

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.  The album received warm praise from such classical luminaries as Rick Phillips, Eric Friesen, and the Classical 96.3 FM morning team of Jean Stilwell and Mike Duncan.  His performance for Yamaha Guitars at the 2008 MIAC conference brought further kudos from music industry professionals.

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 N Roll Hall of Fame.

“With Christmas Guitar,” says Kelly, “I wanted to make a record that was very traditional, while at the same time offered up a few chances to stretch out on the guitar.” 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.

“In terms of classical guitar, I love the amount of control you have,”

explains Kelly, “there is a wonderful sense of balance when you are controlling the harmony, melody and rhythm within a single instrument.”

Kelly also took advantage of the fact that his co-producer James Robertson (Skye Sweetnam, Down With Webster) is an amazing Jazz Guitarist as the two musicians’ trade off solos on “We Three Kings” and “Angel Gabriel.”

“A good Christmas album should be all about making the listener feel as if they are enjoying a nice cup of Cocoa in front of the fire with family and friends,” reflects Kelly.  “James and I felt that any piece or arrangement must be working if it passed the Hot Cocoa test in the middle of the summer.”

“Of course, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to throw some electric guitars on a few selections,” laughs Kelly, “I’m sure Christmas Guitar is the only Holiday album out there right now that features a white flying V weaving in and out of a nylon string guitar arrangement!”

Source: www.skylarentertainment.ca


Eagle Records To Release ZZ Top ‘Live From Texas’ – On CD November 4

Eagle Records, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release ZZ Top Live From Texas on CD November 4. It is the soundtrack to the band’s first-ever live concert DVD/Blu-Ray Live From Texas which hit #1 on the Canadian SoundScan charts 6 times since its release 18 weeks ago and was recently certified Triple-Platinum in Canada.

 

A compendium of the entire ZZ career, the Live From Texas CD features 15 of the band’s most beloved tracks-including "Tush," "La Grange" and "Legs"-as recorded last year deep in the heart of Texas.

            

Singer/guitarist/frontman Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard make up one of the most instantly recognizable bands in rock history. From their 1969 Houston inception to their first million-seller (1973′s Tres Hombres) to today, ZZ Top is the only major band to never have had a personnel change in their almost 40-year history. Known for their self-designed custom guitars and their love of rural and urban American blues music and early rock’n’roll, they’re also primarily known as one of the greatest American live bands of all-time. 

           

Inducted into The Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004, ZZ Top’s no-frills blues’n’boogie, filled with humorously sexual double-entendres, took a turn towards mass appeal in 1981 when-after 12 years of adamantly refusing-they finally used a synthesizer on El Loco. But it wasn’t until 1983′s 10-times-platinum Eliminator-with "Legs," "Gimme All Your Lovin’" and "Sharp Dressed Man"-that they skyrocketed into superstardom. The album just happened to coincide with the rise of MTV and the use of the music video as a powerful tool in the industry. Their image has since been an indelible part of popular culture. And they still rock just as hard as ever, moogs or no moogs.

              

Track Listing

1) Got Me Under Pressure

2) Waitin’ For The Bus

3) Jesus Just Left Chicago

4) I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide

5) Cheap Sunglasses

6) Pearl Necklace

7) Just Got Paid

8) Rough Boy

9) Blue Jean Blues

10) Gimme All Your Lovin’

11) Sharp Dressed Man

12) Legs

13) Tube Snake Boogie

14) La Grange

15) Tush

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


SIX BANDS ONE STEP CLOSER TO TAKING STAGE WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE AS GUITAR CENTER ON-STAGE ENTERS FINAL STRETCH

Guitar Center and Mötley Crüe

announced today the six finalists for the Guitar Center On-Stage: Your

Chance To Make Rock History.  The final six bands were chosen from a pool of

30 semi-finalists over a period of two days as each semi-finalist performed

one song live in front of a panel of industry experts at Guitar Center’s

legendary Sunset Boulevard location. The final six bands will continue onto

the finals to perform live for Mötley Crüe at the world famous Whisky A

Go-Go on November 10th in Hollywood.

The top six bands were chosen by influential leaders in the music industry,

including President of FUSE TV, Eric Sherman; Producer and Front man of

Sixx: A.M., James Michael; Music Director of Los Angeles radio station 98.7,

Julie Pilat; Chris Nilsson of Tenth St. Entertainment and General Manager of

Eleven Seven Music, Frank Woodworth.

Sixx: A.M. front man and producer, James Michael shares, “I was blown away

by the talent I saw over the past few days. Rarely do I get to see so many

great bands play one after another.  The “Guitar Center On Stage” program

has already proven effective in finding America’s best up and coming rock

bands.”

The finalists who are just one step closer to being official rock stars

include:

•          The Spittin’ Cobras (Seattle, WA)

•          Lorene Drive  (Victorville, CA)

•          The Dirty Pearls (New York, NY)

•          Waterstreet (Peoria, IL)

•          Something To Burn (Los Angeles, CA)

•          The Heroine (San Antonio, TX)

Since launching the search for the next great American rock band in August,

Guitar Center and Mötley Crüe have had a staggering 7,930 bands register and

close to 175,000 online votes cast at the program’s web

site—makerockhistory.com. The site also garnered nearly one million unique

visitors since its launch on August 1st.

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars notes, “Our partnership with Guitar Center gives us

the opportunity to help an up-and-coming band by giving them every element

needed to succeed.  Like Ozzy did for us when he took an unknown band called

Mötley Crüe on the road, we too are looking for the next generation’s great

rock band.”

Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center and the world’s

most notorious rock band will provide one up-and-coming band the ultimate,

career-altering opportunity—the chance to open on tour for rock icons,

Mötley Crüe. The winning band will also receive $25,000 cash, $20,000 in

exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St.

Entertainment, and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Mötley’s

management and record label.

“Guitar Center On-Stage is our most revolutionary program yet, and we are

truly amazed with the quality of talent that will go onto perform for Mötley

at the finals,” said Norman Hajjar, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for

Guitar Center. “Guitar Center invests millions every year behind programs

that are dedicated to helping striving artists realize their musical dreams

and this initiative is literally going to make rock history.”

The Guitar Center On-Stage finals, which are free to the public, will be

held November 10th at the world famous Whisky A-Go-Go at 7 p.m., where each

of the bands will perform live for Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and

Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe who will select the top band and winner of Guitar

Center On-Stage.

Allen Kovac, CEO and Founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven

Music said, "From the performances that we have witnessed over the duration

of this initiative, it’s apparent that Guitar Center On-Stage is an

innovative platform that helps find fresh and groundbreaking new artists,

whom would otherwise not have a chance to tour with the likes of Mötley

Crüe. The winning band will not only have the chance of a lifetime to open

for the notorious rockers, but they will have the support of the record

label, management, credibility from Guitar Center and marketing to launch

them into the competitive music industry to jump start a long and successful

career.”

To check out the audio and videos of the final six bands or for more

information about the finals at the Whisky A-Go-Go on November 10th, please

go to www.makerockhistory.com <http://www.makerockhistory.com> .

http://www.makerockhistory.com/gc_embed/21460/14655/290672

Source: 10th St


INTRODUCING JOKER’S DAUGHTER

"Worm’s Head" will be available as a digital release this coming November followed by a limited edition 7" in December.

"The Last Laugh" LP will be in stores February 2009.

Team Love is proud to announce both Worm’s Head (7" / Digital) and The Last Laugh (lp) the debut single and album from UK-based Joker’s Daughter, featuring vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Helena Costas. This fresh folk-pop excursion reveals new facets of the renowned artist and producer Danger Mouse, who collaborates with Costas throughout.

Born in London but Greek Cypriot by origin, Helena Costas studied violin from ages 7 to 13, then taught herself guitar and keyboards. Like a cryptic, symbolic dream, the music of Joker’s Daughter feeds on a range of conscious and unconscious influences, from classical violin training to Arthurian legend to a certain fascination with food. The result is haunting, infectious and playful, a rich harvest from a broad psychic landscape.

In 2003, Helena began sending her home recordings to artist/producer Danger Mouse, a correspondence that continued as his career grew. The two artists discovered a natural affinity, and launched a collaboration, which they dubbed Joker’s Daughter after one of Helena’s many shifting personae.

Danger Mouse is a full collaborator at every stage. His verdant production and instrumentation compliments the full spectrum of emotion in Helena’s music, from grief to celebration to happy ambiguity. Together, they make music both timeless and fresh from a strange, uncharted world.

The project also features the horns of Neutral Milk Hotel’s Scott Spillane and the string arrangements of frequent Danger Mouse collaborator Daniele Luppi.

Source: www.team-love.com


Classic Rockers: ASIA Featuring John Payne Only Los Angeles Show

Classic rock band ASIA Featuring John Payne will perform at the Canyon Club in Agoura, CA Friday November, 14th. ASIA 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 

Source: www.vqpr.com


SINISTER TRAILERPARK MAGIC ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR

Guelph, Ontario’s hard rocking kingpins Sinister Trailerpark Magic embark on a 25 date European tour this fall. After years of religiously touring in the Canadian and US markets with notable acts like The Misfits and As I Lay Dying, the band (made up of Jeremy "Pancake Porterhouse" Cavan on guitar and vocals, Tobias "Rythmatic Fever" Cavan on vocals and drums, Tavis "Donna Jewel" Baird on guitar, and Dustin "Traxyl Burns" Braiden on bass) will take on sweaty bars in foreign lands like Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and many more. Some of which have never had a Canadian band play there before. The tour kicks off in Slovakia on November 20th, 2008 at the Irish Pub in Banska Bystrica.

 

The tour features Sinister Trailerpark Magic as the headlining and only Canadian band playing this year’s 6 week long Mayday Rock Festival, the largest indoor rock festival in Poland. Sinister Trailerpark Magic will close the festival after sure-to-be-face-melting sets from overseas metal heavy weights like Lizzy Borden (USA), Eminence (Brazil), and The Foreshadowing (Italy). They will also be teaching a workshop to young, up and coming local bands in Lithuania on December 1st. Half of the tour will be spent with Netherlands’ CiLiCe and the other half touring alongside Hungary’s INSANE best known for their latest video "Hocus Pocus" which hit top 10 on MTV Europe.

 

Sinister Trailer Park Magic released their self titled debut album in 2007 to instant critical acclaim. Exclaim! Magazine boasted "a swirling vortex of riffs and power in line with NoMeansNo’s most impressive work" and CBC Radio 3 was quick to endorse the band, suggesting you, "keep your eyes on them." Their distinct musical genre bending ways have gained them fans from all corners of the musical spectrum. They’ve gained a loyal following and become well known for switching with ease from bludgeoning bass heavy metal chaos to romantic rock and roll balladry. These four seasoned musicians sure know how to get a crowd going. Europe doesn’t know what they’re in for!

 

TOUR DATES:

Nov. 20 @ Irish Pub, Banska Bystrica, SLOVAKIA (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 21 @ Club Marcholt, Katowicei,POLAND (w/ INSANE, Ebola Cereal Nov. 22 @ Mayday Rock Festival, Glogow, GREATER POLAND

Nov. 23 @ Dom Kultury Wegrow, Masovia POLAND (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 25 @ tba, BELARUS (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 26 @ Club Depo, Riga, LATVIA (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 27 @ Fontaine Palace, Liepaja, LATVIA (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 28 @ Club Rock n Roll, Tartu, ESTONIA (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 29 @ Fono Clubs, Cesis, LATVIA (w/ INSANE)

Nov. 30 @ Bliuizo Rusys Club, Klaipeda, LITHUANIA (w/ INSANE)

Dec. 1 @ WORKSHOP, Alytus LITUANIA (w/INSANE)

Dec. 2 @ Trafor Bar, Budapest,HUNGARY,w/ INSANE and CiLiCe)

Dec. 3 @The Rock Time Club,Zagreb,CROATIA (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 4 @ SLOVENIA (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 5 @ The Orange Pub,Pescara,ITALY (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 6 @ ITALY (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 7 @ Sinister Noise,Rome,ITALY (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 8 @ AUSTRIA (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 9 @ SWITZERLAND (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 10 @ University of Stuttgart, Vaihingen,GERMANY (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 11 @ De Rots, Antwerp, BELGIUM (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 12 @ NETHERLANDS (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 13 @ The Cave, AMSTERDAM (w/ CiLiCe)

Dec. 14 @ NETHERLANDS (w/ CiLiCe)

Source: www.audiobloodmedia.com


The Raveonettes Stream Third EP on AOL & Announce January Tour Dates

Last month, Danish noiseniks The Raveonettes announced a string of digital-only releases for the home stretch of 2008. Fresh off the success of February’s critical smash,Lust Lust Lust, the band coupled the announcement with a free remix EP featuring Lust re-envisionings, before offering up the electronic-influenced Sometimes They Drop By in late September. The series continues today with the release of Beauty Dies, which further cultivates the Rave’s signature guitar-led noir rock sound. Audio and video for EP standout “Black/White” is available for download below, while the entire EP is currently streaming on AOL Spinner. The series will conclude next month with a Holiday short-player, modernizing the band’s favorite Christmas songs.

 

In other Raves news, the band will follow up their EP series with a short run of dates on both coasts, stopping in Boston, New York, and DC, before making a trip out West to play San Francisco and LA. All dates below.

 

Raveonettes Tour Dates:

 

01-15 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club TIX

01-16 New York, NY – Webster Hall TIX

01-17 Washington, DC – Black Cat

01-23 San Fancisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club TIX

01-24 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre

 

Tracklisting for Beauty Dies:

 

1. Young And Beautiful

2. Black/White

3. The Thief

4. Here Comes The End

 

What The Press Is Saying About The Raveonettes’ Lust Lust Lust:

 

"…the pair makes smart, beguiling combinations Wagner’s open homages to Buddy Holly, the Chiffons and Suicide.  You always get beauty and the beastly, in equal measure – but never the same way twice." – ROLLING STONE, 4 STARS

 

"…they haven’t lost their touch for crafting the kinds of songs that invite you into a black-glittered parrallel universe." – FILTER

 

"It seduces us into coming back for more." -BILLBOARD

 

Go Here To Buy Beauty Dies:

 

iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=292081260&s=143441

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Dies/dp/B001HE5HOW/ref=dm_ap_alb1

Rhapsody: http://www.rhapsody.com/theraveonettes/beautydies

Napster: http://free.napster.com/view/album/index.html?id=12952524

 

For More Information:

http://www.myspace.com/theraveonettes

http://www.theraveonettes.com

http://www.vicerecords.com/theraveonettesremixed/

Source: www.vicerecords.com


Eagle To Release Tracey Ullman’s ‘State Of The Union’ – On DVD Nov.11

The laughs are on when Eagle Media, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, releases Emmy Award-winning Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union, in stores November 11. This 155-minute first season of the Showtime Cable Network program contains all five episodes plus hilarious bonus material. Produced in Hollywood by Emmy award winning producers Allan McKeown presents.

 

Those familiar with the comedian’s oeuvre know her bitingly acerbic aesthetic, her penchant for characterization, her blatant disregard for societal norms and her over-all anything-goes mentality. Her State here is in high-octane form and her fans will not be disappointed as this day in the life of America includes send-ups of Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellwegger, Helen Mirren, David Beckham and many others unlucky enough to encounter her pinpricks of satire. 

Bonuses include blooper and out-take reels, screen tests with Tracey’s unique commentaries, a "Making Of" featurette, and extra material not seen in the show, including deleted scenes

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


Hank Williams III releases new album and tour

Few family names in the music industry carry the sort of clout a whopper like "Williams" does. But Shelton Hank Williams — or as the adoring masses like to call him, "III" – would be doing just fine without the help. After all, over the past ten-odd years, the man has managed to break all the rules of country music while still honouring its traditions; making for a wildly unique sound, a handful of spirited records, and a legion of devotees across the globe. The sort of fans that live for this kind of news: Following on the heels of the fiercely edgy Straight to Hell, III is preparing for the October 21st release of Damn Right & Rebel Proud, a record that could been seen as Williams’ life story in 13 songs, laced with the withering honesty we’ve come to expect from the straight-talkin’ third-gen rebel. See for yourself on the glass-toasting "Long Hauls and Close Calls" below.

MP3: Long Hauls And Close Calls

"Country’s original hell-raiser continues to carve out his own twisted path here, mixing foul-mouthed, pitch-black country odes to drugs, violence and suicide with truck-driving hellbilly raveups and lickety split twangfests. Grandad would be proud." –The Sun

Hank III, a man practically engineered for the sort of endless tours he’s built his career on, doesn’t have any dates booked at the moment. But watch those websites like a hawk, as he’ll surely be swinging through your neck of the woods any time now, hocking that fist-pumping new record like the proud rebel he is.

In the meantime, to celebrate the release of Damn Right Rebel Proud, there is a string of CD release parties happening all across Canada – check for the one in your backyard:

October 24 – Calgary – Snatch Rock Bar

October 26 – Toronto – 751

October 26 – Vancouver – the Roxy

October 27 – Ottawa – Zaphods

October 27 – Winnipeg – Pyramid

October 28 – Edmonton – Empress Ale House

Source: www.themusebox.net

Great Artists "Come Together" For An Evening Of John Lennon’s Music



On November 4, 2008, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Come Together: A Night For John Lennon’s Words & Music. This 90-minute star-studded 16-track DVD was filmed at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall in 2001 just three weeks after 9/11 in the city Lennon loved so.

 

The far-ranging and eclectic artistry that makes these songs come alive again proves to be a poignant reminder of what the world lost on December 8, 1980. Dave Matthews ("In My Life")-Stone Temple Pilots ("Revolution")-Cyndi Lauper ("Strawberry Fields Forever")-Alanis Morissette ("Dear Prudence") and Sean Lennon ("Julia")-among many others-were given total artistic license to recreate these songs any way they so felt. The results proved touching, profound and made for a truly magical night that comes across on this very special viewing experience.

 

Sharing their Lennon remembrances, and sharing their insights into Lennon’s perpetual mission to bring about peace in this world are actors James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Bacon and Kevin Spacey ("Mind Games").

 

Track Listing

1) Imagine, John Lennon, Yolanda Adams, Billy Preston

2) In My Life, Dave Matthews

3) Revolution, Stone Temple Pilots

4) Dear Prudence, Alanis Morissette

5) Across The Universe, Moby, Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright

6) Strawberry Fields Forever, Cyndi Lauper

7) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Marc Anthony

8) Mother, Shelby Lynne

9) Instant Karma, Nelly Furtado, Dave Stewart

10) Jealous Guy, Lou Reed

11) Nowhere Man, Natalier Merchant

12) Mind Games, Kevin Spacey

13) Come Together, Craig David

14) This Boy, Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright

15) Julia, Sean Lennon

16) Give Peace A Chance/Power To The People, all

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

Framing Hanley has the #1 Rock Video at iTunes w/"Lollipop"

Framing Hanley’s deluxe edition of The Moment came out at iTunes today and features the rock cover of Lil’ Wayne’s "Lollipop." The Mason Dixon produced video for "Lollipop" is currently #1 on iTunes Rock Chart (over Slipknot & Nickelback) and #16 overall (in between Rihanna & Kevin Rudolf/Lil’ Wayne) – and that without any play on MTV/VH1 and all thanks to a serious online buzz and a great song.

Framing Hanley continues to make noise at Alternative and Active Rock radio – The song is about to debut on the Alternative charts thanks to another big add week with large stations like DC 101 coming on board as well as KCCQ/Des Moines and KCXX/Riverside among others. Everywhere its on the air, its blowing up the phones!

Framing Hanley’s debut album The Moment is out now on Silent Majority Group through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The first single off the record, "Hear Me Now," was on the Active Rock chart for months and was the "#1 Most Played song on Sirius Octane in 2007. Framing Hanley is: Nixon (Vocals), Ryan Belcher (Guitar), Brandon Wootten (Guitar), Luke McDuffee (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Chris Vest (Drums).

Upcoming Tour Dates:

10/17 – Mufreesboro, TN – Main Street

11/21 – Columbia, SC – Headliners (Rock 93.5 Presents)

11/22 – Goose Creek, SC – The Dive (98X Presents)

12/05 – Fort Meyers, FL – City Of Palms Park (WJBX 99X-Mas Ball)

12/07 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre (97X Next Big Thing)

Source: www.ilgpress.com

Keyboard Giant – DON AIREY – Release’s New Solo Album

The Great Don Airey releases a masterpiece on Mascot Records U.S.A.  A Light In The Sky, Airey’s first solo album in almost 20 years, is a true brilliant work of art. Playing with a cast of virtuoso’s, A Light In The Sky is a combination of styles – classic rock, prog, metal with splashes of jazz. As the composer, Airey left a lot of room for the guest artists to feel natural in playing. 

The master player joining Airey are Laurence Cottle (bass), Chris Childs (bass), Darrin Mooney (drums), Harry James (drums & vocals), Rob Harris (guitar), Lidia Baich (violin), Danny Bowes (vocals), Carl Sentence (Vocals), and of course the brilliant Don Airey (1965 Hammond A100 through 2 Leslie 147’s, Yamaha Grand piano, Clavier Nord G2 and the list goes on….)

Airey’s career spans professionally from 1974 when he joined Cozy Powell to the famous chords that start the timeless metal song Mr. Crowley with Ozzy Osbourne to becoming the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002, succeeding Jon Lord.

Prior to his current role in Deep Purple, Airey has held court with the best of the best, playing with such acts as Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Whitesnake, Colosseum II, Sinner, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Rainbow, Divlje jagode and Living Loud. He has also worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

A Light In The Sky keeps time between the days of big guitars and arena rock to the edginess of brilliant instrumental arrangements. This is must have album in your collection.

For more information on this album or Don Airey click on www.donairey.com or www.mascotrecordsusa.com.

Source: www.vqpr.com


ARTISTS’ ADDICTION SOUNDTRACKS RELEASES SAW V SOUNDTRACK ON iTUNES OCTOBER 21

“Hello…I want to play a game,” those are the immortal words Saw’s sadistic purveyor of self-imposed twisted justice Jigsaw utters to his victims as they come to. And if you hear those words you’re soon to find yourself in a world of hurt. Back for the fifth installment of the Saw horror series this Halloween (in theaters October 24 to be exact), moviegoers will once again cringe in their seats as blood, guts and body parts are up for grabs.

And because every sick & twisted horror honcho needs an explosive soundtrack, Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks has compiled a list of incendiary artists such as Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Testament, and Revolting Cocks among the 14 tracks for the volatile digital-only release.

What started out as a “little” indie horror movie back in 2004 has turned into a juggernaut go-for-the-throat franchise so gruesome you want to turn away, yet so compelling you just can’t. And fittingly enough, the movie soundtracks have always been amicable counterparts assaulting the senses in a fashion that would make Jigsaw proud.

Adding to the sonic assault to Saw V is Charlie Clouser (ex-Nine Inch Nails), no stranger to the Saw soundtracks, with his cuts “Trap Attacks” and “What It Takes,” as well as Filter’s remix version of “What’s Next.” Other killer songs include: Testament’s “True Believer,” Ministry’s “Death and Destruction (Remix),” Prong’s “The Banishment,” Die Krupps’ “The Dawning of Doom,” Skinny Puppy’s “ugLi” and The Revolting Cocks’ “Wizard of Sextown.” 

Artists’ Addiction Soundtracks’ Jonathan Platt says of the Saw V Soundtrack: “We feel that we have put together a collection of songs that really mirrors the chaos onscreen. All of our acts are big fans of the Saw series and were excited to be a part of the soundtrack and I think that energy really comes across.”

This Halloween belongs to Saw V!!

SAW V SOUNDTRACK:

Trap  Attacks                                Charlie Clouser

True  Believer                                Testament

Death And  Destruction (Remix)     Ministry

What’s Next  (Remix)                     Filter

Thanks Again,  Again                     The Almighty

The  Banishment                            Prong

The Dawning Of  Doom                   Die Krupps

Power  Player                                Clutch

ugLi                                             Skinny Puppy

Strangers                                     William Control

Unlaced                                        Emilie Autumn

Blood And  Music                           Fixmer/McCarthy

Wizard Of  Sextown                       The Revolting Cocks

What It  Takes                               Charlie Clouser

Source: www.adrenalinepr.com

DEAD CONFEDERATE "STAGE DIVES" ON CONAN

Dead Confederate took things to another level last week on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.  Check out guitarist Walker Howle’s inadvertent "stage dive" at the end of their stellar performance of "The Rat".  Truly memorable….

 "The beard cushioned your fall." – Conan O’Brien

Check out WRECKING BLAHG for behind the scenes photos from Conan and other stories from the road.

UNHEARD DEAD CONFEDERATE MUSIC

Don’t sleep on the home demo version of "Get Out" by Dead Confederate singer/guitarist Hardy Morris.  The studio version of "Get Out" can be found on Dead Confederate’s self-titled EP.

DEAD CONFEDERATE ADD APOLLO SUNSHINE TO WEST COAST TOUR DATES

Dead Confederate is happy to announce the addition of Apollo Sunshine to their schedule of west coast tour dates.  See below for details.

Oct 25 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Experience

Nov 8 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival After Party @ the Mohawk * X

Nov 11 – Tucson, AZ – Plush *

Nov 12 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

Nov 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar *

Nov 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland *

Nov 15 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door *

Nov 16 – San Fransisco, CA – The Independent *

Nov 18 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge * #

Nov 19 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey * #

Nov 20 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *

Nov 21 – Park City, UT – Sidecar *

Nov 22 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *

Nov 28 – Carborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %

Nov 29 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown %

Nov 30 – Newport, KY – Southgate House %

Dec 2 – Des Moines, IA – The House of Bricks %

Dec 3 – Chicago, IL – Suberranean Lounge %

Dec 4 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s %

Dec 5 – Akron, OH – Musica %

Dec 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel %

Dec 7 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star %

Dec 9 – Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry %

Dec 10 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s %

Dec 11 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar %

Dec 12 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club %

Dec 13 – Wilmington, NC – The SoapBox %

Dec 14 – Columbia, SC – Headliners %

Dec 16 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt %

Dec 17 – Orlando, FL – The Social %

Dec 18 – Ybor City, FL – Orpheum %

Dec 19 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits %

Dec 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse %

Dec 23 – Augusta, GA – Sky City

* w/ Apollo Sunshine

X w/ White Denim

# w/ Feral Children

% w/ Manchester Orchestra

For more information on Dead Confederate, please visit:

www.deadconfederate.com

www.myspace.com/deadconfederate

www.deadconfederate.typepad.com

Source: www.SneakAttackMedia.com

SUPERSTITON remake hits AIRWAVES



Armed with a early Van Halen-soaked sound of big guitars, heavy drums and screaming vocals, “Superstition” is making its way on to the radio. The newly arranged track by Bill Hudson and Carlos Zema is nothing short of a hit. “I left the choosing of Stevie’s songs up to the artists that are featured on this album,” states Vernon Neilly.

This record masterpiece includes Grammy Award winning bassist Juan Nelson(Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals), guitar virtuoso Greg Howe(Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, N-Sync, Enrique Iglesias), guitar virtuoso Kiko Loureiro(Angra), jazz gui¬tar sensation U-Nam, guitar virtuoso Bill Hudson(Cellador, Coldera, Fresh Meat), sax sensation and virtuoso Michael Paulo(Al Jarreau, Earth Wind and Fire, Peter White), and some new stunning vocal talent in Fabyan Irving(USA), Cristopher Clark(Brazil), and Carlos Zema(Brazil).

TRACK LISTING:

1. Boogie On Reggae Woman Instrumental – Vernon Neilly feat. Greg Howe

2. I Wish – Kiko Loureiro

3. Superstition Bill Hudson feat. Carlos Zema on vocals

4. Sir Duke – Miguel Mega feat. Cristopher Clark on vocals

5. Isn’t She Lovely  – Vernon Neilly feat. Fabyan Irving on vocals

6. I Was Made to Love You – U-NAM

7. Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Kiko Loureiro

8. For Once In My Life – Miguel Mega feat. Cristopher Clark on vocals

9. Boogie On Reggae Woman – Vocal Version Vernon Neilly feat. Greg Howe

10. Isn’t She Lovely (Instrumental) – Vernon Neilly

The “Tribute to Stevie Wonder: Vernon Neilly and Friends” CD release can be found at CDBaby.com, Amazon.com and at Boosweet.com.

Source: www.vqpr.com

BUCKCHERRY & AVENGED SEVENFOLD  CO-HEADLINE RUN EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry today announced additional dates for their co-headline U.S. tour due to the overwhelming response to the dates already announced.  The two chart-topping rock bands will continue their trek through arenas playing to tens of thousands of fans as the tour dates extend into December.  The full itinerary for the tour which features two head-liners for the price of one is listed below.

 

BUCKCHERRY & AVENGED SEVENFOLD

ON TOUR 2008

11/4-12/3 with Shinedown, and Saving Abel except *

11/4, 11/5, 11/8 with Saving Abel only

 

NOVEMBER

4            Casper, WY                                    Casper Event Center Arena*

5            Billings, MT                                    MetraPark Arena*

6            Rapid City, SD                        Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena

8            St. Paul, MN                                    Roy Wilkins Auditorium*

9            Fargo, ND                                    Fargodome           

11            Bloomington, IL                        US Cellular Coliseum

14            Madison, WI                                   Alliant Energy Center

15            Waterloo, IA                                   McElroy Auditorium                       

16            La Crosse, WI                        LaCrosse Center

18            Grand Rapids, MI                        Deltaplex

19            Evansville, IN                        Roberts Stadium

21            Ypsilanti, MI                                   EMU Convocation Center

22            Youngstown, OH                        Chevrolet Centre

23            Columbus, OH                        Value City Arena at Schottstein Center

25            Tupelo, MS                                    BancorpSouth Center

26            Biloxi, MS                                    Mississippi Coast Coliseum

29            Greensboro, NC                        Greensboro Coliseum

30            Augusta, GA                                   James Brown Arena

DECEMBER

2            Tallahassee, FL                        Tallahassee-Leon Co. Civic Center

3            Orlando, FL                                    UCF Arena

Source: 10th Street Ent.


Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ Is Next Installment In ‘Classic Albums’ DVD Series

Continuing the highly-acclaimed "Classic Albums" DVD documentary series, Eagle Vision, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, is proud to announce the November 4 release of Rio by Duran Duran. 

    

Rio, arguably the greatest of all Duran Duran albums, was originally released in 1982, a time of British riots, record unemployment and the highly unpopular Falklands war. It catapulted Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor into international celebrity. (None of the Taylors are related.)

         

In this installment of "Classic Albums," a fascinating story emerges, one of the writing, the recording and reaction to the unbelievable success of this sound. With new interviews, vintage clips of the original era, new and archival performance footage and musical demonstrations that explain the genesis of certain songs, this 90-minute insider peek is a must for all culture vultures. Excerpts from songs such as "Rio," "My Own Way," "Hungry Like The Wolf," "New Religion," "Save A Prayer," "The Chauffeur" and others are beautifully interwoven into the fabric of the story. Brand new session performances filmed in Boston exclusively for this program, plus interviews and demonstrations not seen in the original broadcast version, are included.

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


Sweden’s new sensations BADMOUTH release debut

Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today´s rock music.

Tom, Chris, Randy, Mike and Rick realized that their job didn´t end with writing their music, it had to be recorded and produced by the right people. Their self-titled debut album was produced at Fortrocks Studio in California by the renowned producer Paul Sabu. The end result? An album that hooks rock and roll junkies with an addictive mix of driving beats, rich vocals and tons of attitude.

With the September 29, 2008 release of their self-titled debut album, BADMOUTH will be taking the world by storm. Driven by an unwavering dedication to their music and fans, BADMOUTH is true to rock´s rebellious roots. Fueling their drive, the guys chose to partner with indie label Romulus X Records. The combination of the two promises rock junkies what they crave; pure unfiltered rock.

Source: www.slwpromotions.com


Eagle To Release Talk Talk ‘Live at Montreux 1986′ DVD

Eagle Eye Media, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release British pop stylists Talk Talk Live At Montreux 1986 on DVD October 28.

Talk Talk is one of the most innovative and original British bands of the 1980s. The band is best known for its early synth-pop singles, but was critically hailed for its later experimental forays into ambient "post-rock" and a sophisticated quasi-jazz pop sound. In this 1986 performance, singer/songwriter Mark Hollis, guitarist John Turnbull, keyboardist Ian Curnow, percussionist Leroy Williams, keyboardist Rupert Black, percussionist Phil Reis, drummer Lee Harris and bassist Paul Webb show why they were "top of the pops." Hollis proves to be a particularly fetching frontman, charismatic and charming.

Interest in Talk Talk was revived in 2003 when No Doubt recorded a cover version of "It’s My Life" which reached #5 in the U.S.

Talk Talk Live At Montreux 1986 documents the band’s only Montreux appearance. It runs approximately 90 minutes and contains 14 performances that draw a great response from the packed Swiss crowd.

Track Listing

1) Talk Talk

2) Dum Dum Girl

3) Call In The Night Boy

4) Tomorrow Started

5) My Foolish Friend

6) Life’s What You Make It

7) Does Carolina Know

8) It’s You

9) Living In Another World

10) Give It Up

11) It’s My Life

12) I Don’t Believe In You

13) Such A Shame

14) Renee

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca


Saosin Release "The Grey EP" Available On Tour Only!

In a move that’s both innovative and intimate, Capitol Records quintet Saosin joined with global youth brand Hurley to record demos for their upcoming album in Hurley’s Costa Mesa, California studio that began in mid-September – and to brought all of their fans right into the recording sessions through a real-time, multi-camera audio/video feed from the Hurley studio. The initial six-day schedule of tracking and songwriting has been streaming live and unedited daily at Hurley. In addition, video blogs and contests are based on the webpage. Saosin fans will also be able to hear more of the newly-composed tracks live on stage as the band joins Underoath beginning Oct. 15th for a six-week series of tour dates stretching from coast to coast (full schedule below). Saosin have recorded a brand new EP entitled The Grey EP featuring 3 new songs recorded in the Hurley studio and an acoustic version of their previously released track “Come Close.” The Grey EP will be sold exclusively on tour and Hurley. The band hopes to start recording their second full length album following the outing with Underoath.

Check out acoustic performances on Fuel’s Daily Habit 

You can now hear each song on The Grey EP from these amazing sites:

Rock Sound exclusively brings you "Love Maker Acoustic"

Absolute Punk exclusively brings you "Love Maker"

Pure Volume exclusively brings you "Why Can’t You See"

Alternative Press exclusively brings you "Keep Your Secrets"

Artist Direct exclusively brings you "Come Close Acoustic"

And by "limited edition" they mean limited, only 100 EP’s will be available at each date on the tour with Underoath. So be sure to grab yours!

SAOSIN ON TOUR WITH UNDEROATH

10/18/08 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC

10/19/08 The National Richmond, VA

10/21/08 Ram’s Head Live! Baltimore, MD

10/22/08 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

10/23/08 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT

10/24/08 Palladium Worcester, MA

10/25/08 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

10/26/08 Terminal 5 New York, NY

10/28/08 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY

10/29/08 Gravity Cheswick, PA

10/30/08 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH

10/31/08 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI

11/1/08 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL

11/2/08 Pops Sauget, IL

11/4/08 Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI

11/5/08 The Myth St Paul MN

11/6/08 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO

11/7/08 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

11/8/08 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT

11/10/08 Howbox at the Market Seattle, WA

11/11/08 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR

11/13/08 The Grand Ballroom San Francisco, CA

11/14/08 Ventura Theater Ventura, CA

11/15/08 Bren Events Center Irvine, CA

11/16/08 Soma San Diego, CA

11/18/08 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV

11/19/08 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ

11/20/08 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM

11/21/08 Sunset Station San Antonio, TX

11/22/08 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX

11/23/08 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, TX

11/25/08 The Ritz Tampa, FL

The Grey EP Track Listing:

Keep Secrets

Love Maker

Why Can’t You See

Come Close (acoustic)

Love Maker (acoustic)

Source: www.forthewinmedia.com


Eagle To Release ‘A Technicolor Dream’ Documentary

On October 28, Eagle Vision, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release on DVD the incredible two-hour feature film documentary A Technicolor Dream.

More than just the story of the British 1960s underground movement that culminates at "The 14-Hour Technicolor Dream" (an all-night happening at Alexandra Palace on April 29, 1967), it is also a fascinating look at a young band called Pink Floyd (with the mythic Syd Barrett). This DVD comes complete with three full bonus Pink Floyd performances with Barrett on guitar and vocals from 1967, as well as additional interviews with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and others not seen in the original BBC broadcast version.

    

From the London Free School and UFO Club to the Notting Hill Carnival, this is the story of an activist generation and how that generation-like their stateside counterparts-protested inequality and injustice. The sense of community that bonded such a generation to see wrongs and try to right them hasn’t been seen since. The marches, the mania, the fact that back then, activism was part of the daily fabric of youth culture, seems almost impossible in this day and age. Those who lived it, though, on either side of the Atlantic, know what it felt like. Those who didn’t, can only watch a film like this and imagine.

   

Two other big bands of the era-The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and The Pretty Things-perform and are interviewed. The three complete Pink Floyd performances are "Astronomy Domine," "Scarecrow" and "Arnold Layne." 

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

Eagle To Release Live Lynyrd Skynyrd DVD



Eagle Vision, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama: The Rockpalast Collection on DVD October 28.

 

The complete 14-song concert from June 23, 1996 features the band in top form led by Johnny Van Zant at Rockpalast’s Loreley Festival, one of Europe’s premiere events. As a very special bonus, three songs from 1974 featuring original Skynyrd singer/songwriter/guitarist, the late Ronnie Van Zant, as well as Bob Burns on drums, from The Hamburg Musikhalle in Germany are included ("Working For MCA," "Free Bird" and "Sweet Home Alabama").  The 1996 concert and the three bonus songs from 1974 have never before been released on DVD.

It was on October 20, 1977, after four years of national success where the band gained a reputation for being one of the best live bands in America, that their chartered airplane developed mechanical difficulties near the end of a flight from South Carolina to Louisiana, ultimately crash-landing in Mississippi. The crash killed band founder/leader Van Zant, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gaines, back-up singer Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick and both pilots. Survivors included drummer Artimus Pyle, guitarist Allen Collins (1952-1990), bassist Leon Wilkeson (1952-2001) and guitarist Gary Rossington.

Today, the band consists of Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Rickey Medlocke, Michael Cartellone and Mark Matejka. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into The Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Track Listing

1) Working For MCA

2) I Ain’t The One

3) Down South Junkin’

4) Double Trouble

5) I Know A Little

6) Saturday Night Special

7) Swamp Music

8) What’s Your Name

9) That Smell

10) Simple Man

11) Gimme Three Steps

12) Call Me The Breeze

13) Sweet Home Alabama

14) Free Bird

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca  

Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis – Together on DVD

Not since Louis Armstrong and Jimmie "The Singing Brakeman" Rodgers (long known as The Father Of Country Music) teamed up in the 1930s has there been such a historic pairing of a jazz trumpeter and a country singer.

   

On October 28, Eagle Eye Media, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, is proud to release Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City on DVD by legendary trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis and country music superstar/renegade Willie Nelson.

   

On this night, on this stage, over two nights in January ’07, blues, jazz and country meld together to create an awesome whole. From New Orleans to Georgia, from the pens of such titans as Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Reed, Hank Williams, Duke Ellington, Willie himself and others, these two men give the concert of a lifetime.

   

This is the superb set of music that makes up the current Willie & Wynton Two Men With The Blues CD, for it is deep within the folds of the blues where these two seemingly diametrically-opposed giants find common ground. One now gets to see the rare chemistry, the knowing onstage looks, and the inherent joy of making this blissful music. Blues music, from its inception, has always been a music meant to uplift.

   

Tracks are intercut with interviews of both men expounding articulately about the material and the presentation.

 

Track Listing

1) Rainy Day Blues

2) George On My Mind

3) Bright Lights Big City

4) Basin Street Blues

5) Caldonia

6) Night Life

7) Stardust

8) My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It

9) Ain’t Nobody’s Business

10) Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

11) Sweet Georgia Brown

12) That’s All

13) Down By The Riverside

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

Framing Hanley’s "Lollipop" Cover Exploding At Radio – Video Debut On AOL Now!



Nashville, TN budding rockstars Framing Hanley are exploding at Alternative Radio with their cover of Lil’ Wayne’s "Lollipop." Everywhere it goes on the air, it lights up the phones! "Lollipop" is Top 5 Phones at KEDJ/Phoenix, WSUN/Tampa, WLUM/Milwaukee, KFMA/Tucson, WZNE/Rochester, WBZT/Burlington and is being spun heavily at WIIL/Chicago, WSWD/Cincinnati, KTEG/Albuquerque, WROX/Norfolk, WRXW/Jackson, Squizz/XM, Octane/Sirius and Music Choice. "Lollipop" is getting great research from AOL Radio. Top Alternative (AOL’s biggest Alt station) is giving "Lollipop" 65 spins a week and the average listener score is 4.7 out of 5. Also, New Alternative First is giving it 24 spins a week with a listener score of 4.5 out of 5.

 

AOL has the exclusive premiere to the Mason Dixon produced party err video for "Lollipop" which can be seen here:

http://www.popeater.com/music/article/framing-hanley-give-lil-waynes-lollipop/210957

 

Framing Hanley’s debut album The Moment is out now on Silent Majority Group through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The first single off the record, "Hear Me Now," was on the Active Rock chart for months and was the "#1 Most Played song on Sirius Octane in 2007.

 

Framing Hanley is: Nixon (Vocals), Tim Huskinson (Guitar), Brandon Wootten (Guitar), Luke McDuffee (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Chris Vest (Drums). The “Hanley” in the band’s name is a tribute to a friend, Ashley Hanley, who died tragically in a car accident in October 2006. “Ashley was our biggest fan. She was a tireless promoter of our music and she was an anchor for us emotionally. She was a best friend to the band,” explains Nixon.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

11/21 – Columbia, SC – Headliners (Rock 93.5 Presents)

11/22 – Goose Creek, SC – The Dive (98X Presents)

12/05 – Fort Meyers, FL – City Of Palms Park (WJBX 99X-Mas Ball)

12/07 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre (97X Next Big Thing)

Source: www.ilgpress.com


Eagle To Release ‘Call The Cops’ by Happy Mondays

In the early ’90s, Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses were the Kingpins of a burgeoning scene in Manchester, England. On October 21, Eagle Vision, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment, will release on DVD Call The Cops by Happy Mondays, filmed in 1990 during the band’s stateside debut tour, in support of its Pills’n’Thrills And Bellyaches album.

   

Call The Cops combines brilliant full performance footage from The Sound Factory in New York City with rare behind-the-scenes material, giving the viewer an understanding of the band like never before. Actor/comedian Keith Allen and Factory Records founder Tony Wilson (1950-2007) appear in cameos.

 

Numerous pundits have tried to encapsulate The Manchester Sound into an easy amalgam of post-punk rock’n’roll and house-music electronica, but no one could quite compete with the energy and authenticity of Happy Mondays. The harmonies harkened back to an earlier Brit era and the propulsive drumming kept the beat alive to provide a non-stop dance mechanism. To that end, Shaun Ryder, Bez Berry, Gary Whelan and Kav Sandhu kept the beat alive, and on the 55-minute Call The Cops, New Yorkers are obviously impressed first-hand with the next wave of British rock innovation. 

Track Listing

1) Step On

2) Clap Your Hands

3) Kinky Afro

4) Lazyitis

5) Rave On

6) Do It Better

7) Performance

8) Gods Cop

9) Hallelujah

10) Wrote For Luck

Source: www.rebelmusic.ca

Keepin’ 6 headed to Newfoundland

Stereo Dynamite recording artists Keepin’ 6 will be touring across Newfoundland,Canada in support of their debut album Uncensored. Check them out when they play your town.

14 (Tues)  Cornerbrook  NL  Corner Brook Regional High School  

15 (Wed)  Stephenville  NL  Razollies Night Club  

16 (Thurs)  Marystown  NL  Little Dory 

17 (Fri) St.John’s NL  Distortion (All Ages)

17 (Fri)  St. John’s  NL  Rock House  

18 (Sat)  Cornerbrook  NL  Backlot 

Source: www.stereodynamite.com

Les Paul & Friends-A Tribute To A Legend’ Out NOW!

immergent Records is proud to announce the release of LES PAUL AND FRIENDS-A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND on September 30.  This “tribute” to the beloved living music legend Les Paul, produced by Bob Cutarella  (Eric Clapton, Sting, Joss Stone, Alison Krauss, Jeff Beck) and Fran Cathcart, includes performances from Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Richie Sambora, Joe Perry, Peter Frampton, Jeff Golub, as well as vocalists Joan Osborne, Edgar Winter, Mick Hucknall from Simply Red, Johnny Rzeznik, Lisa Fischer, and many others. Notably Les Paul himself plays alongside his protégé’s on several tracks. Sadly, it was during the post production of this CD that famed barefoot guitarist Hiram Bullock passed away making this his last official recording.

Les Paul can still be found playing his legendary namesake guitar at his standing Monday night gig in Manhattan, a further testament (if any was needed) to the fact that he has given his life over to music. A Tribute To A Legend is a fitting honor to the genre-crossing icon with an eclectic collection of musicians spanning the musical spectrum. From the hard hitting thunder of Joe Bonamassa’s blues-shredding guitar, to the fluid, ethereal, quasi-Blow By Blow guitar groove provided by six-string icon Slash, this CD covers the gamut of guitar and recording techniques. Solid tributes, most of which also include the 93-year old Les Paul are turned in by Johnny Rzeznik covering U2’s All I  Want Is You; Joan Osborne’s smoky rendition of “I Don’t Want to Be With Anybody But You”; and even Richie Sambora’s spiritual vocal on “Great Hall Of Fame.”  Fans of instrumental music will marvel at tracks by  noted guitarist Jeff Golub, Chieli Minucci and Steve Lukather’s fluid work on the Todd Rundgren classic “I Saw The Light”, and much more.

For all of his amazing accomplishments, Les Paul might be most well known to the current generation as the name atop the headstock of the world’s most popular electric guitar, The Gibson Les Paul. What they likely do not know about the man behind the infamous name is that without Les Paul the modern world of recording as we know it would never have existed. In addition to his status as one of the greatest jazz guitar virtuosos, Les Paul is responsible for inventing the multi-track recording process, the reverb and delay effects, and the solid body electric guitar itself.  Paul’s contributions have forever changed the landscape of music and defined the sound of Rock ‘N Roll. This CD serves as a tribute, not only to the man, but also to these techniques that Les Paul invented as well as to the Les Paul guitar and the inspiration he provided the many guests that appear on this release.

Here’s the complete track listing:

1. THE GOOD LUCK YOU’RE HAVING featuring  JOE BONAMASSA  and LES PAUL

2. THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN featuring  HIRAM BULLOCK  and LES PAUL

3. I DON’T WANT BE WITH NOBODY BUT YOU featuring  JOAN OSBORNE  and LES PAUL

4. ALL I WANT IS YOU featuring JOHNNY RZEZNIK, PETER FRAMPTON and LES PAUL

5. SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS featuring LISA FISCHER and LES PAUL

6. 69 FREEDOM SPECIAL featuring  LES PAUL and FRIENDS  

7. VOCALISE  featuring SLASH 

8. I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW  featuring  MICK HUCKNALL, JOE PERRY and LES PAUL  

9. HOW LONG featuring JEFF GOLUB

GREAT HALL OF FAME featuring RICHIE SAMBORA

Source: www.abc-pr.com

REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA SOUNDTRACK LISTENING PARTY MONDAY OCTOBER 13 AT REPO-OPERA.COM!!!

This Monday, October 13, from 10AM to 10PM, the entire soundtrack from REPO! The Genetic Opera will be streaming on www.repo-opera.com. Fans can get a free preview of the upcoming film, which is slated for a November 7 release. Friends from the cast of REPO! The Genetic Opera will be dropping by, as well as old friends from Saw and other surprise guests.

The soundtrack was released digitally on September 30, 2008 and debuted on Amazon Top Soundtracks at #16 and on iTunes Top Soundtracks Chart at #15.

REPO! The Genetic Opera boasts an entirely original soundtrack that blends equal parts goth and punk rock to form an eerie and powerful musical narrative. All of the actors performed their own songs (Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Sarah Brightman, Anthony Stewart Head, Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Ogre and more), and the music was provided by an all-star lineup that features performances from Joan Jett, Richard Patrick (Filter), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Army of Anyone), Brian Young (David Lee Roth’s band), Sonny Moore (From First to Last), Richard Fortus (Guns & Roses), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie’s band), Melora Creager (Rasputina). Also lending her voice to the soundtrack is the edgy pop star Poe.

In the no-so-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet.  Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants…for a price.  Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by The Repo Man.  In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history.  After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV) A Burg/Koules Production, presented by Twisted Pictures, and released by Lionsgate, this futuristic horror rock opera stars Alexa Vega (SPY KIDS), Anthony Stewart Head (TV’s "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), world-renowned opera singer Sarah Brightman (Broadway’s "Phantom of the Opera"), Paris Hilton (HOUSE OF WAX), Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, with Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), Ogre (from the band Skinny Puppy) and Paul Sorvino  (GOODFELLAS). By fusing ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and BLADE RUNNER, this unique production will modernize the "rock opera" genre with original music and rich, dark production design. For More information on REPO! The Genetic Opera visit www.repo-opera.com.

Source: www. adrenalinepr.com

KIDD COMET RELEASES RADIO FREE AMERICA

SINGER/SONGWRITER CASEY LEE MICHELS AND HIS BAND HAVE OFFICIALLY RELEASED THE LONG AWAITED 16-SONG CD RADIO FREE AMERICA. A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ROCK, POP,GLAM, HEAVY METAL AND BALLADS.

THE TRACK LISTING IS AS FOLLOWS: SWITCHBLADE SERENADE, BUTTON TO TONGUE.UNFORESEEN CHANGES, CITY SILENCE, INNER-SANCTUM, ALL NIGHT WITH THE LIGHTS ON, TOY SOLDIER,POSTCARDS,MASQUERADE (A VAMPIRES TALE), HEAVEN’S FALLING DOWN, GOTTA GETTA GUNN, HUMAN ANIMAL,HERE I AM, KISS…KISS…BANG1 BANG!,(FROM THE FIRST EP RELEASED 1988LA CA) AND HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS A MASTERPEICE OF PASSION AND PERFECTION. PLUS 2 PREVIEWS FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW CD.

FORMED IN LA CA IN THE SUMMER OF 1988, KIDD COMET ROCKETED FROM THE BACK YARD PARTIES AND WET T-SHIRT CONTESTS OF THE LOCAL CALIFORNIA SEEN TO THE HISTORIC CLUBS AND STAGES OF THE 90S LA MUSIC SCENE, GAZZARRIS, THE ROXY, THE TROUBADOR, TO REGIONAL AND THEN INTERNATIONAL FAME AND ACCLAIM. “WHEN WE FIRST GOT TOGETHER, WE IMMEDIATELY STARTING WRITING AND PROMOTING FROM THE FIRST MEETINGS WITH RONNIE NORTH MARK AND GAVIN”

“IT TOOK NO TIME BEFOR WE WHERE FLOODED WITH MAGAZINE REQUESTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO DO INTERVIEWS AND SUCH WHICH BUILT UP A STRONG FAN BASE, WE SECURED MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL REPS AND STARTED ROLLING” THE BAND RELEASED “KISS…KISS…BANG! BANG! A SELF PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED FIVE SONG CD THAT TO THIS DAY CONTINUES TO MOVE UNITS AND IS A MUST HAVE FOR COLLECTERS  SELLING FOR AS MUCH AS $250.00 ON INTERNET SITES.

MICHELS WAS A HOUSE SONGWRITER FOR THE NOW DEFUNCT ENIGMA RECORDS AS WELL AS ONE OF LAS FINEST FRONTMEN. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THAT TIME THE KIDD COMET ROSTER HAS INCLUDEDSUCH RENOWNED GUITARISTS  AS GERARD GANADEN, RONNIE NORTH, BEN RAINES, STEVE BARNES,JUERGEN WEBER AND CONSTANT MAIN STAYS TYLER RAINES AND CASEY MICHELS. WITH AN EYE ALWAYS TO DIVERSITY AND MUSICIANSHIP.    

“THERE NOTHING LESS THRILLING THEN RE-WRITING THE SAME OLD SONG, I THINK WE REALLY TRY TO BRING SOMETHING FRESH AND NEW TO ALL SONGS  WE DO, WE’RE VERY EXCITED TO FINALLY GET RADIO FREE AMERICA OUT TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, FROM WHAT WE’VE RECEIVED IN TALKBACK SO FAR ITS MORE THAN DOING THE JOB, GETTING RAVE REVIEWS ALL OVER THE GLOBE. IN THESE TIMES, ITS NICE TO SEE REAL ROCK N ROLL GETTING BACK TO THE MASSES, AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST WE’RE DOING BETTER RUNNING OUR OWN EMPIRE THAN BEING AT THE HANDS OF THE MUSIC MAFIA, THAT QUITE HONESTLY, DON’T HAVE A CLUE FOR THE MOST PART, THERE ARE A LOTTA GREAT PEOPLE STILL AT THE MAJORS BUT TOO MUCH NEGATIVE CRAP BEING FED TO KIDS.”

THE GROUP CONTINUES TO RECORD AND TOUR RECEIVING GREAT PRAISE  AND ACCOLAIDS WHEREVER THEY GO. KIDD COMET HAS SUPPORTED SUCH MEGA-ROCK GIANTS AS METALLICA,WASP,ARMORED SAINT, BON JOVI,POISON, RATT, CINDERELLA,DOKKEN,SLAUGHTER,AND QUIET RIOT AMONG OTHERS.

CURRENTLY IN  PLANS TO TOUR THE UK AND  NORTH  AMERICA  FOR THE FALL/WINTER ’08,THE BAND IS ALSO IN THE WRITING RECORDING PROCESS FOR THE FORTHCOMING NEW CD, ALREADT IN THE CAN…. I BELIEVE, TRYBAL (Y.N.T.G.O.M) AND THIS IS THE STORY OF THE WAY FEATURING VOCALIST KEIKEE A FIRST FOR THE BAND FEATURING A DIFFERENT SINGER “I JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO FEATURE SOME ONE ELSE UP FRONT SO WE GAVE A MUSIC BED TO ONE OF THE DEMOS TO HER AND  LET HER PUT HER OWN LYRICS AND MELODIES TO IT”

Source: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/KIDDCOMET

Swedish Rockers BADMOUTH Releases Debut Album

Forged in the furnace of the European rock scene, BADMOUTH has captured the attention of fans around the world, and the eye of industry pros even before the release of their first album. The guys wanted to write rock tunes that stood out from the rest, drawing on the classic rock roots of bands like Dokken, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and Aerosmith, that have been lost in the drone of today´s rock music.

Tom, Chris, Randy, Mike and Rick realized that their job didn´t end with writing their music, it had to be recorded and produced by the right people. Their self-titled debut album was produced at Fortrocks Studio in California by the renowned producer Paul Sabu. The end result? An album that hooks rock and roll junkies with an addictive mix of driving beats, rich vocals and tons of attitude.

TRACKLIST BADMOUTH :    

1. Pedal To The Metal

2. Kick It Up

3. Cocaine Girl

4. The Last Train

5. Dance Little Sister

6. El Diablo

7.Rivethead

8. Hell Tonight

9. … And Take Your Toothbrush With You

10. SuperSassyBaby

5 samples can be listened to for streaming at the bands MySpace : www.myspace.com/badmouthswe

Source: www.reverbnation.com


Franz Ferdinand Added To Diesel XXX Party & Extra Tickets Released

Yeah Franz Ferdinand is the special unannounced guest (and Chaka Khan) for the Diesel XXX Party! Also your readers may want to know that more tickets will be available, and we are streaming it all live!

You heard that Diesel is turning 30 this year, right? Did you also hear about this big xXx party they are throwing on Pier 3 in Brooklyn this Saturday with N*E*R*D, Hot Chip and M.I.A.? Were you lucky enough to get yourself a ticket for the festivities? Yeah? Excellent. It’s going to be awesome, see you there.

Franz Ferdinand and Chaka Khan are on the bill too. That may or may not be a surprise we just ruined.

Wait, you still haven’t gotten a ticket? Ouch. Have fun doing whatever it is you’ll be doing on Saturday night.

Okay, there’s actually one last chance to get a ticket. Here’s how:

The Diesel Stores in NYC are giving them away Friday morning starting at 10AM. You didn’t see this coming? Come on, smart guy. Diesel is turning 30, and they are doing this thing called Dirty Thirty Denim. Basically it’s a pair of one-day only Diesel jeans for $50. You don’t even have to buy a pair to get a ticket, but you might want to, considering these will probably eBay for way more than the $50 you’ll drop on them. It’s first-come, first-serve on the tickets and the jeans. And it starts at 10AM. And that’s your last chance to get tickets, for real this time.

Here’s where:

Diesel – 1 Union Square West, NYC

Diesel – 770 Lexington Avenue at 60th Street, NYC.

10AM on Friday, October 10th. There will be booze (both stores) and Pete Rock (Union Square only) to keep you entertained.

And we’re also streaming all the 17 xXx parties live on VBS.tv and Diesel.com

Source: Vice TV


Christmas Is Gonna ROCK!

Surfdog Records presents the Ultimate Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday package. We’ve combined the brand new "Best Of" collection (featuring the previously unreleased track "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", AND the full length BSO Christmas Extravaganza! DVD filmed in December 2004 at L.A.s sold out Universal Amphitheatre. It’s a full 1 hour 40 minute show, with added backstage footage and behind the scenes work with Brian and crew. This is the same concert film that was broadcast on PBS stations during the 2006 fundraising drive (in an edited form).

CHRISTMAS ROCKS! – THE BEST OF COLLECTION

1. Jingle Bells

2. Gettin’ In The Mood (For Christmas)

3. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

4. Nutcracker Suite

5. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch

6. Dig That Crazy Santa Claus

7. Winter Wonderland

8. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag

9. Angels We Have Heard On High

10. White Christmas

11. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Previously unreleased)

12. Baby It’s Cold Outside

13. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

14. My Favorite Things

15. Jingle Bell Rock

16. Sleigh Ride

17. Santa Drives A Hot Rod

18. Christmas Island

19. Bach’s Bounce

20. Take A Break Guys

Source: www.surfdog.com

Atmosphere "You" Video MTV2 Unleashed Premiere * Win A Single Deal With Jake One!



Atmosphere’s new video for "You" debuted today by way of MTV2′s "UNLEASHED" and is MTV2′s Sucker Free Week Premiere all week! http://www.mtv2.com/#home/ – direct link to video via Stereogum here: http://stereogum.com/archives/video/new-atmosphere-video_026281.html#more

 

Atmosphere’s recent performance of "You" & "Yesterday" on Jimmy Kimmel Live will be re-run this Friday, October 10th on ABC. Atmosphere is currently busy "Painting The Nation" with live performances in support of their latest release When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold which is out now on Rhymesayers. All dates are below – Atmosphere will be in NYC next week, playing Williamsburg Hall Of Music on Monday, October 13th and The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza on Tuesday, October 14th.

WIN A SINGLE DEAL WITH JAKE ONE & RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT!!!

 

Here’s a chance for all the aspiring MC’s out there to get a track from Jake One and a single release with Rhymesayers Entertainment!! Here’s the deal:

 

Included in the new Jake One album White Van Music (OUT TODAY!!) is a FREE bonus CD with the instrumentals from the album (also available at iTunes). Take your favorite instrumental from the new album and create your best original song. Submit your song at www.jakeone.com by November 4th, 2008, where the esteemed staff at Rhymesayers Entertainment will then select the best 5 songs. On November 11th the top 5 songs will be made available to the public for a final vote from the fans. The winning artist will receive a new beat and recording session with Jake One to create an original song that will be released as a single via Rhymesayers Entertainment.

 

Jake One is best known as part of the G-Unit production team but also has an equally important voice in the underground hip-hop scene. Jake One made his name doing production work with artists like the Gift of Gab, Boom Bap Project & John Cena (yes, the pro-wrestler!) and went on to solidify his presence in mainstream hip-hop, appearing on albums by De La Soul, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Young Buck, E-40, G-Unit and Lil Scrappy, among others.

 

White Van Music (Out Today) marks Jake One’s first foray into producing a complete album in his well reputed style.  The self-proclaimed ‘perfect beat writer’ and master record collector has put some of the most recognizable voices in hip-hop against a glitchy & soulful musical backdrop.  Reading like a who’s who of hip-hop, White Van Music features appearances from Freeway, M.O.P., Slug, MF DOOM, Brother Ali, Busta Rhymes, Young Buck, Prodigy, Alchemist, Casual, Keak Da Sneak, Little Brother, Evidence, eLZhi, Royce Da 5’9", Posdnuos, Black Milk, Nottz, Bishop Lamont, Ish (a.k.a. Butterfly of Digable Planets) and more.

 

Atmosphere "Paint The Nation" Tour w/ Abstract Rude, Blueprint and DJ Rare Groove

10-11 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

10-13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

10-14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

10-15 Providence, RI – Lupo’s

10-17 Portland, ME – The Station

10-18 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground

10-20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s

10-21 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

10-22 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

10-24 Cincinnati, OH – Scribble Jam @ Annie’s

10-25 Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon

10-27 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre

10-28 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

10-29 Urbana, IL – Canopy Club

10-31 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre

11-01 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

11-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

11-05 Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre

11-06 Lawrence, KS – The Granada

11-07 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

11-08 Austin, TX – Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)

11-09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

11-11 El Paso, TX – Club 101

11-12 Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Convention Center

11-13 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

11-15 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note

11-16 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre

11-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

11-22 Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Cafe

Source: www.ilgpress.com

Virgin/Caroline to release ‘Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions’



Formed in Manchester, England in 1977 by original Buzzcocks lead singer Howard Devoto, the post-punk group Magazine moved beyond the musical orthodoxy of the prevailing popular styles of the time, joining punk rock’s nervous energy with art rock’s experimentalism. On November 25, Virgin/Caroline World Service will release Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions, a new 15-track CD and digital collection that presents, for the first time in the U.S., the influential band’s performances for Peel’s respected BBC Radio 1 program, recorded during their four “Peel Sessions” appearances between

1978 and 1980.

While many of their British contemporaries forged ahead in punk and pop as the ‘70s waned, Magazine created a new hybrid sound that has distinguished the band from its peers. “I wasn’t that wild on punk rock,” commented Devoto. “There was a lot of negative energy, perhaps to its credit. I was uncomfortable, even disturbed, and somewhat scared by some of it.”  At a time when many others in the UK’s music scene seemed to be trying to recreate The Clash or rewrite The Ramones songbook, Magazine covered songs by artists as diverse as John Barry, Sly Stone, and Captain Beefheart.  “I’m not stupid and I refuse to pretend to be,”

declared Devoto to the NME.

“Magazine were the Punk Floyd – bringing musical ambition and intellectual weight to new wave.” – Uncut

In addition to Devoto, Magazine’s stellar line-up included guitarist John McGeoch, who later joined Siouxsie & The Banshees followed by PIL, bassist Barry Adamson, who became a key member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds before launching a critically praised solo career, and keyboards wizard Dave Formula. 

“If any major contemporary groups have been influenced by Magazine in particular, it would be a band like Radiohead.”- The Independent

It’s little wonder that this innovative post-punk group has been cited as an influence by today’s top post-rock band, Radiohead. Thom Yorke has been a dedicated Magazine fan since his school days, when he was known to hijack the record player at parties to play songs from Magazine albums he had smuggled in. Radiohead memorably included a cover of Magazine’s first single, “Shot By Both Sides,” in their set list for the Kid A tour. A variety of other artists have cited Magazine’s influence, including U2’s The Edge, Morrissey (who has covered “A Song From Under The Floorboards”), Maximo Park, Manus, Manic Street Preachers, Elastica, and Ministry and Peter Murphy, who have each covered “The Light Pours Out Of Me.”

Magazine’s Complete John Peel Sessions collection presents fascinating, live-in-the-studio versions of the band’s standout hits, as well as many tracks that were only released as singles. Peppered among the Magazine originals are highly individual covers, including Sly & The Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” and Captain Beefheart’

s “I Love You, You Big Dummy.”  Also of particular interest is Magazine’

s version of “Boredom,” which Howard Devoto originally sang on the Buzzcocks’ debut, “Spiral Scratch EP,” when he was that group’s lead vocalist.

Magazine will reunite for three performances in February 2009 (two in London and one in the band’s hometown of Manchester). The lineup will include Howard Devoto, Dave Formula, Barry Adamson and drummer John Doyle. Magazine’s original guitarist John McGeoch passed away in 2004.

On October 14, Virgin/Caroline World Service will release Killing Joke:

The Peel Sessions 1979-1981. The CD and digital collection includes 17 in-studio performances Killing Joke recorded for the BBC Radio program.

Magazine: The Complete John Peel Sessions (CD, digital album)

1. Touch and Go (2/14/78)

2. The Lights Pour Out Of Me (2/14/78)

3. Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) (2/14/78) 4. My Mind Ain’t So Open (2/14/78) 5. Give Me Everything (7/24/78) 6. Burst (7/24/78) 7. I Love You, You Big Dummy (7/24/78) 8. Boredom (7/24/78) 9. TV Baby (5/8/79) 10. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (5/8/79) 11. Permafrost (5/8/79) 12. A Song From Under The Floorboards (1/7/80) 13. Twenty Years Ago (1/7/80) 14. Look What Fear’s Done To My Body (AKA I Love You Because You’re

Frightened) (1/7/80)

15. Model Worker (1/7/80)

Source: www.capitolrecords.com


CHINESE FOOD LP RELEASE PARTY IN TORONTO AT HORSESHOE

Chinese Food has been writing and performing their own brand of rock and roll with unique melodies and undeniably catchy rhythms in Toronto since early in 2006.  Vigorous song writing and a fine tuned approach to their music have driven Chinese Food to garner strong support from local promoters and a vibrant fan base.  The band will release their debut full length album When The Future Caught On Fire on November 1, 2008 with a party and show at the Horseshoe in Toronto.

The album, titled When The Future Caught On Fire was mixed by acclaimed Toronto producer Adam King, and mastered by Noah Mintz. Chinese Food will release the album on vinyl and digital download cards only.

“Chinese Food has certainly put a lot of thought into crafting an honest, classic guitar-driven sound. – KW Record

“Going on a whim for this band was definitely one of the best decisions of the fest.” “can definitely please a crowd”Exclaim Magazine NXNE

“Great album, buy it. 9 out of 10” – Punktv.ca

“The lead singer is givin’ er and the crowd is eating it up like post club-night grub at New Ho King.” – Blog TO

CD Release Party – Nov. 1 – The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, 10pm, $8

www.myspace.com/chinesefoodmusic

www.chinesefoodmusic.com

Chinese Food is:

Doug Wilson:  Drums

Tim Beresford:  Vocals/guitar

Eric Schwindt:  Keys/vocals

Miles Peart:  Bass/vocals

Discography:

When The Future Caught On Fire LP (full length debut)

When The Future Caught On Fire EP

Volume II: Independent Release (May 07)

Volume I:  Independent Release(Nov.2006)

Source: www.skylarentertainment.ca

BRANDON JONES RELEASES NEW SINGLE "FALLEN"

Brandon Jones is continuing a successful year with the release of his latest single “Fallen” (co-written by Jones) to Canadian Hot AC and CHR radio.  The single has been remixed from the original acoustic version that appears on the singer’s debut album All For You (Sound of Pop/Fontana North) with some additional instrumentation.  “Fallen” is a strong follow up to “Stain of You”, which appeared in Degrassi: The Next Generation and can also be heard playing in Degrassi’s online community on vside.

After successfully introducing himself to Canadians as a charismatic and exciting young performer during the Canadian Idol competition, Jones is currently impressing music fans and industry peers and insiders alike with his “mature beyond his years” song writing and vocal skill sets.

“Stain of You” was co-written by Jones during a Sound of Pop Songwriting Summit in 2007 which brought together some of the best pop songwriters in Canada…including Ben Dunk (Edwin, WAVE, Rides Again, Eva Avila, Melissa O’Neil, etc.), Paul Gigliotti (WAVE), Steven Dall (Last Gang Publishing), and ole’s JC Smith (Rides Again, Universal Music’s Shiloh, Cadence Grace, etc.)

Hailing from Quispamsis in New Brunswick, Canada, 18 year-old Jones received national attention as a Top 8 Finalist during the 2006 Canadian Idol competition. This talented performer has spent his time since the competition flying back and forth between NB and Toronto, ON — alternately completing high school and recording his full length debut album All for You for Sound of Pop Records.

All For You is available on itunes and via the website www.brandonjonesweb.com/purchase.htm. Work is set to begin on Jones’s sophomore release expected in mid 2009.  

www.brandonjonesweb.com

www.myspace.com/brandonjonessound

www.soundofpop.com

Source: www.skylarentertainment.ca

SPECIAL OPS DOUBLE ATTACK TORONTOS PHOENIX & TORONTO EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE AWARDS



Montreal’s infantry rockers Special Ops are preparing to invade Toronto for a double assault on Friday, October 10th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street 8pm by Awsum Ink Ent.  & Wednesday, October 22nd at Smiling Buddha Lounge, 961 College St. West for a performance at the 2nd Annual Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards Recognition Night.

This is quite an achievement for Special Ops after returning to touring dates after the unfortunate news that Bassist Waldo Thornhill was diagnosed with colon cancer earlier in spring 2008.

“We are so honoured to be returning back to Toronto, this city has always been great to us, all the recruits for the Special Ops infantry have just been amazing.” Says Special Ops guitarist Akbar Johnson. “I can’t wait to shoot off our rockets again, it’s been awhile since we’ve played Toronto and to return to the trenches here in Toronto is continuing the uphill battle.”

Friday, October 10, 2008

Special Ops

Time:      8PM – 19+

Cost:       $10

Place:      Phoenix Concert Theatre

410 Sherbourne Street

Wednesday, October 22

2nd Annual Magazine Awards Online

"RECOGNITION NIGHT & 6th Annual "FOOD DRIVE"

and the 6th Annual Food Drive

Time:      8pm

Place:      Smiling Buddha Lounge – http://smilingbuddhabar.com/

961 College St. West

Open to the public

19 years of age and over

$5 tickets to the public

Artists free admission w/ Food Item for Food Drive

http://www.torontoecxlusive.com

http://www.awsumink.net

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Montreal, QC              Oct 8, 2008            Prophecies of War Tour

Toronto, ON                Oct 10, 2008          Phoenix,

Welland, ON               Oct 11, 2008          Club Social

Montreal, QC              Oct 16, 2008          Prophecies of War Tour

Toronto, ON                Oct 22, 2008          Smiling Buddha

Montreal, QC              Nov 6, 2008           Bar St. Laurent 2

Montreal, QC              Nov 7, 2008           Café Chaos

Montreal, QC              Nov 8, 2008           Prophecies of War Tour

Toronto, ON                Nov 14, 2008         Kathedral

Brantford, ON              Nov 15, 2008        The Alex

Source: Asher Media


Capitol Vaults Vinyl Campaign Continues with 13 Titles

Capitol/EMI’s high quality “From The Capitol Vaults” U.S. vinyl campaign continues on October 28 with the limited edition release of 13 classic, standout albums from the label’s celebrated catalog. 

Capitol/EMI’s October 28 “From The Capitol Vaults” releases include The Band’s Music From Big Pink and The Band, The Beach Boys’ Endless Summer, John Lennon’s Rock ‘N’ Roll, Paul McCartney & Wings’ Band On The Run, Megadeth’s Peace Sells and Rust In Peace, Queensryche’s Operation: Mindcrime, Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure and Roxy Music, Stray Cats’ Built For Speed, and The Verve’s Urban Hymns.

Capitol/EMI launched its “From The Capitol Vaults” campaign on September 2 with 13 classic titles, all previously out-of-print on vinyl. Included in the series’ debut were A Perfect Circle’s Mer de Noms, The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Coldplay’s Parachutes, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, and X&Y, Radiohead’s Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A (two 10” 140-gram LPs), Amnesiac (two 10” 140-gram LPs), and Hail To The Thief, R.E.M.’s Document, and Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-78. 

On September 30, the campaign continued with the release of Jimi Hendrix’s incendiary 1970 concert album, Band Of Gypsys, on fiery red 180-gram vinyl, and John Lennon’s chart-topping 1971 studio album, Imagine, on 180-gram vinyl. 

All “From The Capitol Vaults” titles feature carefully replicated artwork and packaging true to their original single or gatefold jacket LP releases. More “From The Capitol Vaults” titles will soon be announced.

For more information, visit http://fromthecapitolvaults.com.

OCTOBER 28: “FROM THE CAPITOL VAULTS” [artist / title (configuration)]

- The Band / Music From Big Pink (1 LP, gatefold jacket, white sleeve)

- The Band / The Band (1 LP, gatefold jacket, white sleeve)

- The Beach Boys / Endless Summer (2 LPs, gatefold jacket, die-cut sleeves)

- John Lennon / Rock ‘N’ Roll (1 LP, single jacket, die-cut sleeve)

- Paul McCartney & Wings / Band On The Run (1 LP, single jacket, printed inner sleeve, poster, digital download)

- Megadeth / Peace Sells (1 LP, single jacket, printed inner sleeve with lyrics)

- Megadeth / Rust In Peace (1 LP, single jacket, white sleeve)

- Queensryche / Operation: Mindcrime (1 LP, single jacket, printed inner sleeve with lyrics)

- Roxy Music / For Your Pleasure (1 LP, gatefold jacket, poster of album art, white sleeve)

- Roxy Music / Roxy Music (1 LP, gatefold jacket, poster of album art, white sleeve)

- Stray Cats / Built For Speed (1 LP, single jacket, white sleeve)

- The Verve / Urban Hymns (2 LPs, 2 inner sleeves with photos)

Source: www.capitolrecords.com

Capitol/EMI to Release ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’



As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM’s new James Bond film, ‘QUANTUM OF SOLACE, ‘ Capitol/EMI announces an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’ on October 28.  The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise’

s 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more. 

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films’ memorable themes.  ‘The Best Of Bond… James Bond’ collects an impressive selection of classic and contemporary Bond themes by many of popular music’s top stars, including Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live & Let Die,” Madonna’s “Die Another Day,” Duran Duran’s chart-topping “A View To A Kill,”

Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger,” Tina Turner’s “GoldenEye,” kd lang’s “Surrender,” Sheryl Crow’s “Tomorrow Never Dies,” Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name,” Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better,” and Tom Jones’

“Thunderball,” among many others.  John Arnold’s previously unreleased “James Bond Theme” closes the collection.

EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC, is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962, including ‘QUANTUM OF SOLACE.’ The James Bond films, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, make up the longest running franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films ‘GoldenEye,’ ‘Tomorrow Never Dies,’

‘The World is Not Enough,’ ‘Die Another Day’ and ‘Casino Royale.’ EON Productions and Danjaq LLC, are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.

The Best Of Bond… James Bond (CD, CD/DVD, Digital Album)

1. “James Bond Theme” – John Barry Orchestra

2. “From Russia With Love” – Matt Monro

3. “Goldfinger” – Shirley Bassey

4. “Thunderball” – Tom Jones

5. “You Only Live Twice” – Nancy Sinatra

6. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” – John Barry Orchestra

7. “We Have All The Time In The World” – Louis Armstrong

8. “Diamonds Are Forever” – Shirley Bassey

9. “Live & Let Die” – Paul McCartney and Wings

10. “Man With The Golden Gun” – Lulu

11. “Nobody Does It Better” – Carly Simon

12. “Moonraker” – Shirley Bassey

13. “For Your Eyes Only” – Sheena Easton

14. “All Time High” – Rita Coolidge

15. “A View To A Kill” – Duran Duran

16. “The Living Daylights” – A-Ha

17. “Licence To Kill” – Gladys Knight

18. “GoldenEye” – Tina Turner

19. “Tomorrow Never Dies” – Sheryl Crow

20. “Surrender” – kd lang

21. “The World Is Not Enough” – Garbage

22. “Die Another Day” – Madonna 

23. “You Know My Name” – Chris Cornell

Bonus Track

24. “James Bond Theme”  – John Arnold (previously unreleased)

DVD

1. “A View To A Kill” – Duran Duran (music video)

2. “For Your Eyes Only” – Sheena Easton (music video)

3. “GoldenEye” – Tina Turner (music video)

4. “The Living Daylights” – A-Ha (music video)

5. “All Time High” – Rita Coolidge (music video)

6. “Goldfinger” – Shirley Bassey (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1974)

7. Documentary: “The Music Of James Bond”

Source: www.capitolrecords.com  

DROWNING POOL Revamps Fan Experience

Multi-platinum Texas hard rock band DROWNING POOL will, for the first time, offer interactive VIP packages that elevate the fan’s concert going experiences. VIP packages include meet & greets and photo opportunities with band members, early entry passes, special merchandise, autographed collectibles and more.  VIP packages are available at www.DrowningPool.com. (DrowningPool.com)  PAID, Inc. makes this announcement as the band readies for its new co-headlining tour with Saliva beginning on October 17 (see itinerary below).  This wide variety of new opportunities and online content is designed to strengthen ties directly with the fans and comes as DROWNING POOL’s latest single “37 Stitches” is advancing up the active rock charts. Drowning Pool’s CD, Full Circle is attracting new listeners and has ignited longtime followers through its extensive radio play and the live touring experience.

 

Paid, Inc. celebrity services (OTCBB: PAYD), excels at building unique brands and associated collateral materials that resonate with each band’s fan base and providing special content to the devoted supporters.  Allen Kovac, founder of Tenth Street Entertainment and Eleven Seven Music, the band’s management company and label says, “Our approach at Eleven Seven Music and Tenth Street Entertainment is to identify each band’s fans and find every way to reach out to them personally with unique experiences and value proposition.  By associating with Paid, Inc., we will deliver a whole new level of interaction, products and services to enhance the DROWNING POOL experience.”

 

DROWNING POOL has unveiled a new online look and feel with the launch of its redesigned website and interactive fan club which offers an array of activities, information and downloadable content, providing the opportunity for fans to interface directly with the band.  A new line of merchandise will be available on tour, through retailers and on the website.   Additionally, Drowning Pool and Paid, Inc. are collaborating to develop mobile promotions such as exclusive contests, online sponsorships and mobile advertising.

 

Keith Garde, Paid, Inc.’s Celebrity Services President comments, “DROWNING POOL has created their own brand of completely modern rock, which is especially evident with Full Circle. As another of their songs climbs the charts, the timing is outstanding for this boost in their merchandising, fan club and online marketing.  We love this band and are really excited to have the opportunity to help them build their brand and their relationships with their fans.” 

 

To visit DROWNING POOL’s new site, please go to: www.DrowningPool.com

 

To see DROWNING POOL with Saliva, see tour dates below:

  

DROWNING POOL/SALIVA TOUR SCHEDULE — FALL 2008

10/17-11/22 with Tantric, and Jet Black Stare

OCTOBER

17 Saint Petersburg, FL  Jannus Landing

18 Daytona Beach, FL  Destination Daytona

20 Columbia, SC   Headliners

21 Goose Creek, SC  The Dive

22  Jacksonville, NC  Hooligans

24 Providence, RI   Dunkin’ Donuts Center

26 Lorrain, OH   Black River Landing

28 Columbus, OH   Newport Music Hall

29 Flint, MI    The Machine Shop

 

 

NOVEMBER

1 Detroit, MI   The Fillmore

2 Springfield, IL   Illinois State Fairgrounds

5 San Antonio, TX  Scout Bar

6 Pharr, TX   Graham Central Station

7 Beaumont, TX   Scout Bar

8 Houston, TX   Scout Bar

9 Corpus Christi, TX  The Pavilion at Concrete Street

11 Lubbock, TX   Wild West

22 Galamis Beach, CA  Galamis Beach

Source: 10th Street

DINE ALONE RECORDS PRESENTS: ARKELLS National Tour + ‘Jackson Square’



From the same label that brought you City and Colour, Bedouin Soundclash, and Attack in Black; Dine Alone Records is proud to present Arkells.  With the release of their EP ‘Deadlines’ in 2007 Arkells quickly created a buzz on the local scene and caught the ear of Dine Alone Records who re-released the EP digitally in March 2008.  Live shows fueled the buzz, leading to opportunities including playing MTV Live, V-Fest, and sharing stages with the likes of Tokyo Police Club, The Black Crowes, Ladyhawk, Alexisonfire, and City and Colour.  On October 15 Arkells will hit the road again on a national tour as direct support to Matt Mays & El Torpedo while gearing up for their debut full length album.

The ambitious and prolific five-piece showcase masterful blending of traditional blues hooks mixed with modern rock-laden riffs, and a touch of classic Motown era rhythms. Their catchy melodies and unbridled energy live garnered critical acclaim with NOW Magazine describing them as having "an awesome muscular quality that sets it apart from the output of so many of their sad-sack indie rock peers…"

Arkells are set to release their first full-length album ‘Jackson Square’ October 28, 2008 (Dine Alone Records).  Featuring undeniably catchy tracks like Oh, The Boss Is Coming, No Champagne Socialist, and Ballad of Hugo Chavez, ‘Jackson Square’ captures the essence of the band’s hard-hitting live show and their boundless passion for making meaty, rootsy rock that any listener can relate to.

Be sure not to miss the band when they hit your city:

Oct 15 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre at The Marlborough

Oct 16 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre

Oct 17 – Medicine Hat, AB – Dog House Rocks

Oct 18 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre

Oct 21 – Grande Prairie, AB – B.J.’s

Oct 22 – Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto

Oct 23 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens

Oct 24 – Victoria , BC – Sugar Nightclub

Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom

Oct 28 – Red Deer, AB – Red Deer Memorial Centre

Oct 29 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central

Oct 30 – Regina, SK – Pump Roadhouse

Nov 1 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Outpost

Nov 4 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s

Nov 6 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Nov 8 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah

Nov 11 – Kitchener, ON – Elements Night Club

Nov 12 – Kingston, ON – The Ale House

Nov 13 – London, ON – Cowboy’s Ranch

Source: www.mustbesanta.ca

Joetown Posts New Songs Online From New Album

Melodic hard rockers Joetown have uploaded new tracks from their debut "Pills and Ammo" online at www.MySpace.com/Joetown. The album was released by Joetown frontman Joe Delaney’s own Joetown Records.

Hailing from Wallingford, Connecticut, Joetown has made a reputation as one most exciting live acts on the East Coast. The band’s explosive live show has allowed them to earn a cult-like following across the country, while frontman Joe Delaney’s accomplishments as a songwriter/producer have turned him into a rawk entrepreneur of the highest order. His grinding work ethic has seen him performing/recording with groups such as Kings of Reality and American Trash with Steve Broderick (Trans Siberian Orchestra), producing both albums for critically acclaimed aggressive hard rockers Gargantua Soul, while holding a prestigious position with Bugera Guitar Amplifiers that provide thundering amps to everyone from King’s X to hip-hop act N.E.R.D.

With the release of "Pills and Ammo", Joetown is set to unleash a tidal wave of high-performance rock that has been missing since the ’90s. The album’s unapologetic rock n’ roll takes shifts through a variety of styles effortlessly, invoking comparisons to group like Guns N’ Roses and Alice In Chains, yet appealing to fans of rock legend Ted Nugent.

The band has also announced they will be giving away merchandise, guitar gear and promotional items for fans that join the Joetown street-team at www.JoetownRocks.com. Fans are encouraged to join the street-team to qualify.

For more information, visit:

www.joetown.com

www.myspace.com/joetownrecords

Source: www.chipsterpr.com

Fun Fun Fun with Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate is pleased to announce that they will be playing at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest After Party in Austin, TX.  On November 8, right after the festival ends on day 1, head over to Mohawk (912 Red River) to see Dead Confederate play Transmission Entertainment’s Official After Party.  They will be supporting White Denim and it’s sure to be, dare I say, fun fun fun.

As mentioned above, Dead Confederate will be playing at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest After Party in Austin. Dead Confederate will also be supporting Manchester Orchestra

from late November through late December.

10.13.08 – Talking Head Club – Baltimore, MD

10.14.08 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC – w/ Heartless Bastards

10.16.08 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN – w/ Heartless Bastards

10.17.08 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS – w/ Heartless Bastards

10.25.08 – Voodoo Experience – New Orleans, LA

11.11.08 – Plush – Tucson, AZ

11.12.08 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

11.13.08 – Beauty Bar Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

11.14.08 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA

11.15.08 – The Cellar Door – Visalia, CA

11.16.08 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

11.18.08 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

11.19.08 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA

11.20.08 – Neurolux – Boise, ID

11.21.08 – Sidecar – Park City, UT

11.22.08 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

11.28.08 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC **

11.29.08 – Rocketown– Nashville, TN **

11.30.08 – Southgate – Newport, KY **

12.02.08 – House of Bricks – Des Moines, IA **

12.03.08 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL **

12.04.08 – Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI **

12.05.08 – Musica – Akron, OH **

12.06.08 – Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA **

12.07.08 – Northstar – Philadelphia, PA **

12.09.08 – Harper’s Ferry – Allston, MA **

12.10.08 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ **

12.11.08 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD **

12.12.08 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA **

12.13.08 – Soapbox Laundrolounge – Wilmington, NC **

12.14.08 – Headliners – Columbia, SC **

12.16.08 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA **

12.17.08 – The Social – Orlando, FL **

12.18.08 – Orpheum – Ybor City, FL **

12.19.08 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL **

12.20.08 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA **

** indicates shows with Manchester Orchest

Source: www.sneakattackmedia.com

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