TYGERS OF PAN TANG “Gangland” Promo Clip Posted Online

January 26th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will release a special limited edition album titled “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies, and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases: “The Wildcat Sessions” and “The Spellbound Sessions”, which were originally available through the band’s fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out. The album’s cover artwork has been painted by Italian artist Roberto Toderico, known for his artistic calibration’s with numerous Rock and Metal acts. Special promo clip with new version of the classic cut “Gangland” can be streamed on this location: http://youtu.be/U_HPLC9QgN8

The “Tygers Sessions: The First Wave” CD will be released on February 28, 2015, and will include thick booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and lot of previously unseen pictures. Commented TYGERS OF PAN TANG founding member and guitarist, Robb Weir, “I am very proud of the band’s history as well as the current lineup. We should never forget the TYGERS history and hope this shows we will always recognise the early days of the band. There are a lot of bands that want to modernise their sound or image and forget what made them great in the beginning… I am not one of them”. “We are very pleased with the end result, in particular with the recorded sound achieved, it really does capture the early ’80s NWOBHM spirit and feel we were looking for. To achieve that raw, almost ‘live’ vibe to the sound, we even replicated the microphone positioning that was used on the original recording” he adds.

In other news, TYGERS OF PAN TANG confirmed several new tour dates:
26-02-2015 – Jailbreak Club, Rome, Italy
27-02-2015 – Santomato Live, Pistoia, Italy
28-02-2015 – Blue Rose Saloon, Bresso, Italy
01-03-2015 – Bluesiana, Velden, Austria
06-06-2015 – Summerock, Erpe Mere, Belgium
26-06-2015 – Les Fest Wildfire, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
27-02-2015 – Garage Dayz Re-visited, London, England
17-07-2015 – Bang Your Head Festival, Balingen, Germany
18-07-2015 – Vasby Rock Festival, Sweden
03-10-2015 – British Steel Festival, Fismes, France

More information: www.skolrecords.com and www.tygersofpantang.com

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FAITH NO MORE Announce North American Dates

January 26th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

 Faith No More confirm their first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15 in Vancouver.

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The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year.  The as-of-yet untitled album is due this May via the band’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings.  Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould is overseeing production.

“Here we go,” said Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years.  We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

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Preceding the tour is the release of a second single from the forthcoming album, “Superhero,” which will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31.  Faith No More released the single, “Motherf****r,” as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. To mark the release of their first new music since the late ‘90s, the band played a surprise set at Amoeba San Francisco.

North American tour dates:
April 15     Vancouver, BC     PNE Forum
April 16     Seattle, WA     Paramount Theater
April 17     Portland, OR     Keller Auditorium
April 19     San Francisco, CA     Warfield
April 20     San Francisco, CA     Warfield
April 23     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
April 24     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
April 25     Santa Ana, CA     The Observatory

May 7     Chicago, IL     Concord Music Hall
May 8     Detroit, MI     The Fillmore
May 9     Toronto, ON     Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11     Boston, MA     Orpheum Theatre
May 13     New York, NY     Webster Hall
May 14     New York, NY     Webster Hall
May 15     Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory

Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 am local time.  A fan club pre-sale will be made available on Wednesday, Jan. 28 with more details to be found on FNM.com and via the band’s social media pages (facebook.com/officialfnm and twitter.com/faithnomore).

Full Faith No More routing:
February 17     Tokyo, Japan     Studio Coast
February 18     Tokyo, Japan     Studio Coast
February 21     Adelaide, Australia     Soundwave Festival
February 22     Melbourne, Australia     Soundwave Festival
February 28     Sydney, Australia     Soundwave Festival

March 1     Brisbane, Australia     Soundwave Festival
March 3     Auckland, New Zealand     WestFest

April 15     Vancouver, BC     PNE Forum
April 16     Seattle, WA     Paramount Theater
April 17     Portland, OR     Keller Auditorium
April 19     San Francisco, CA     Warfield
April 20     San Francisco, CA     Warfield
April 23     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
April 24     Los Angeles, CA     The Wiltern
April 25     Santa Ana, CA     The Observatory

May 7     Chicago, IL     Concord Music Hall
May 8     Detroit, MI     The Fillmore
May 9     Toronto, ON     Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11     Boston, MA     Orpheum Theatre
May 13     New York, NY     Webster Hall
May 14     New York, NY     Webster Hall
May 15     Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory
May 29     Nurburgring, Germany     Grune Holle Festival
May 31     Munich, Germany     Rockavaria Festival

June 2     Milan, Italy     Sonisphere
June 4     Vienna, Austria     Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5     Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic     Rock For People Festival
June 12     Landgraaf, Netherlands     Pinkpop Festival
June 13     Donington, UK     Download Festival
June 20     Clisson, France     Hellfest
June 21     Dessel, Belgium     Graspop Festival

Aug. 7 – 9     Montreal, QC     Heavy Montreal

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www.facebook.com/officialfnm
www.twitter.com/faithnomore

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RANGER to Release Where Evil Dwells Via Spinefarm on March 17

January 26th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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Speed metal merchants Ranger will release their Spinefarm debut Where Evil Dwells on March 17. True to old school form, the album is an analogue recording, featuring the glorious sound of melting Marshall amps. Where Evil Dwells will be out in CD, LP, cassette and digital formats.

Get a taste of RANGER by checking out the lyric video for “Defcon 1″ HERE.

Where Evil Dwells is also available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon CD
and Amazon MP3.

Helsinki’s RANGER will overload all of your senses with a relentless onslaught of turbo-charged, old school heavy/speed metal, thanks to a torrent of riffs, a twin-guitar assault, intense rapid-fire drumming, a pummeling bass onslaught and banshee-like, old school vocal delivery, all of which combine to thrash you into oblivion.

We’re talking real heavy metal here, the sort that transcends generations. It’s organic, authentic, old-school and, more blatantly put, it’s crazy as a fucking shithouse rat. It’s also contagious and unstoppable.

Want to know more about RANGER? A true product of the Finnish underground, the four-piece unit was founded in 2008. Skyrocketing in success and popularity ever since the release of their Knights of Darkness 12″EP (Ektro) in 2013, they have already laid waste to the stages of basically every Finnish major festival.

Their rabidly energetic shows have wreaked havoc in a manner unprecedented in Finland, whipping punk and metal audiences alike into riotous thrashing frenzy, leaving behind mangled armies of euphoric fans drenched in sweat, parched with thirst and smiling like morons.

After a couple of demos and EP releases, and a compilation comprised of the aforementioned, Where Evil Dwells is RANGER’s debut full-length album, proving that their frenzied output is every bit as effective in larger portions as it is on EPs.

RANGER are: Dimi Pontiac -bass & vocals; Mikael-guitar; Ville-guitar; Miko-drums.

Where Evil Dwells Track Listing:

1. “Defcon 1″
2. “Deadly Feast”
3. “Phantom Soldier”
4. “Dead Zone”
5. “Black Circle (S.Y.L.S.)”
6. “Where Evil Dwells”
7. “Storm of Power”

Discography:

Knights of Darkness 12″ (2013)
Shock Skull 7″ (2014)
Skull Splitting Metal Comp. (2014)
Where Evil Dwells (2015)

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MARTIN POPOFF Releases His 45th Book; Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage

January 26th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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It’s actually a classy-lookin’ UK import, published by Soundcheck Books, whose back cover blurb reads as follows:

In Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage—the first ever full biography of the band—top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale, from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his mega-popular creation.

Whitesnake began life as a UK-based blues rock outfit, until the lad from England’s chilly east coast transported the act to America’s sunny west coast in search of fame, fortune, big videos and even bigger hair. Coverdale found them all, and 1987’s self-titled album went eight times platinum in the US alone before the band’s bright star waned in the face of grimy grunge.

In this book—his 45th—Popoff conducted 30 interviews of major characters, including Coverdale himself, to piece together the band’s roller-coaster history. He follows their story through the hirings and firings, the splits and reunions and the image changes which have enabled Coverdale, through his Whitesnake vehicle, to position himself firmly within the pantheon of hard rock greats.
If you’ve rocked out to anthems like “Here I Go Again,” “Fool For Your Loving,” “Still Of The Night” or “Slow An’ Easy,” this is essential reading.

Yes, for the job at hand, I interviewed (and many of them multiple times), David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Micky Moody, Adrian Vandenberg, Steve Vai, John Kalodner, Doug Aldrich, Keith Olsen, Ian Paice and many others, and did my usual album by chapter, ever song touched down upon, job on ‘er. So what are you waiting for… Come An Get It!

Price including shipping:
US orders: $33.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $43.00 US funds
Canadian orders: $36.00 Cdn. funds

PayPal happily accepted. Ask me if you’d like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:
Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2

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CHIP Z’NUFF Releases First Solo Album

January 26th, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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On February 3, Deadline Music (imprint of Cleopatra Records) will release STRANGE TIME, the first solo album by Chip Z’nuff.  The 10-track record marks a departure from the trademark Enuff Z’nuff trip-pop sound, with heavier guitars and more psychedelic elements.  In addition to special guest appearances, the album includes a bonus 5-track EP collaboration with Steven Adler (Guns ‘n Roses).

“It’s a stoner rock record,” said Z’nuff, matter-of-factly.  “What I have with Enuff Z’nuff is special, but this is a labor of love.  I started these songs while going through every type of hard time – family, finances, relationships – and found moments of clarity while writing.”  He also called on some tour buddies and long-time friends to guest on the record.

Having played bass for both Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) and Adler (Adler’s Appetite), Z’nuff knew they’d contribute something truly unique (Z’nuff calls Adler’s drumming “incendiary”). Home state  legend Robin Zander lends his pipes to “All Day and All of the Night.”  Geezer Butler’s son, Biff, sings on “Rockstar.”

STRANGE TIME was recorded at Chicago Recording Company in Chicago and Abbey Road Studios in London.  Brendan Jeffrey produced all tracks except “Rockstar” (produced by Johnny K) and “Strange Time” (produced by R. Rubin).  Mixing was done by Jeff Luif and engineering by Chris Shepard (Elvis Costello, Smashing Pumpkins), Johnny K (Disturbed, Plain White T’s), Rob Pozen, and Ron Lowe.  Daniel Stout mastered at Colossal Mastering.   Performers include Z’nuff (vocals, guitar, bass), Adler (drums, percussion), Biff Butler, James Morrison Jr., Steve Ramone, Sir Ashley Scott, Robin Zander, and Scott Faukes.

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The EP was recorded at Chicago Recording Company and Chip Z’nuff Studios in Blue Island, IL.  Brendan Jeffrey produced, Jeff Luif mixed, and Bob Ludwig mastered.  Z’nuff and Adler performed all the music, with Bozzio on vocals and a Slash sample solo on “Tonight We Met.”

STRANGE TIME TRACK LISTING:
~ all songs written by Chip Z’nuff except where noted ~
Sunshine
Rockstar
Strange Time  (written by Chip Z’nuff and Trent Reznor)
Dragonfly
Still Love Your Face (written by Chip Z’nuff and Wendel Rey)
F..Mary..Kill (written by Chip Z’nuff, Howard Stern, and Steve Miller)
Anna Nichole (written by Chip Z’nuff and Syklopps)
Strike Three
Hello To The Drugs
All Day And All Of The Night –  featuring Robin Zander & Steven Adler (written by Ray Davies)
BONUS EP: STEVEN ADLER & CHIP Z’NUFF
My Town
Yesterday (Another Wasted Day)
The Game
Tonight We Met (And Now We’re Going To Fuck) –  featuring Slash & Dale Bozzio
The Pain Is All On You (written by Chip Z’nuff, Steven Adler, Paul McCartney)
MP3 STREAM “Hello To The Drugs”

Enuff Z’nuff has a west coast run in February.

Feb. 19           Vamp’d           Las Vegas
Feb. 20           Whisky-a-Go Go        Los Angeles
Feb. 21           Fulton 55       Fresno
Feb. 22           The Boardwalk          Sacramento
Feb. 24           El Corazon      Seattle
Feb. 25           Tonic Lounge             Portland
Feb. 27           RockBar Theater       San Jose
Feb. 28           TBA

STRANGE TIME will be available at record stores and online retailers including iTunes (http://tinyurl.com/n3mlwje) and Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/ohduxhy) on February 3.

In addition to a career in broadcasting as a go-to guest on Howard Stern’s radio show and co-host of “Mancow TV,” Chip is writing his autobiography.  It will chronicle, in part, his three decades in EZ. In 1989, Enuff Z’nuff released its self-titled debut, and the hit singles “New Thing” and “Fly High Michelle,” which earned them the first of two Gold records, huge credibility in the music video landscape, and legions of fans from the pop, rock, hippie, metal, and glam communities.  Rolling Stone, David Letterman, and Howard Stern have all been continued vocal supporters of the band.   A new record of Enuff Z’nuff originals is planned for 2015.

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REASONS BEHIND Stream Two New Songs & Video from ‘The Alpha Memory’

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG

Italian symphonic power metal band, Reasons Behind are streaming two new tracks, ‘Under the Surface’ and ‘The Chemical Theater’, from their debut full-length album ‘The Alpha Memory’, which was released worldwide on Dec. 1st, through Maple Metal Records.

‘Under the Surface’ is streaming online at this location: http://youtu.be/9K-VV75JTnI
‘The Chemical Theater’: http://youtu.be/22-njTlIa3E

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US Power Metallers SONIC PROPHECY Sign With Maple Metal Records, New Album Details Revealed, Streaming Album Teasers

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, power metallers SONIC PROPHECY have signed a worldwide deal with Maple Metal Records to release their 2nd full-length album ‘Apocalyptic Promenade’ on March 24th. As part of the deal, Maple Metal Records will re-release Sonic Prophecy’s highly acclaimed debut album ‘A Divine Act of War’ from 2011 in Europe, UK, Asia and worldwide.

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KING HITTER TO RELEASE DEBUT EP MARCH 24

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  North Carolina’s KING HITTER will release their self-titled debut ep via Restricted Release/Plastic Head Music on March 24.  Featuring vocalist Karl Agell (ex-Corrosion Of Conformity) and his Leadfoot band mate, guitarist Scott Little, the ep will be available for preorders via ITunes, Amazon, and other music outlets in North America beginning February 10.  The label has started early cd preorders HERE and digital preorders HERE.  The album will also be available on limited-edition 10 inch vinyl; order details to be announced shortly.

Taking their name from the 1975 song “Black-Eyed Bruiser” by Australian pop icon Stevie Wright, King Hitter properly introduces the Raleigh-based five-piece to the world.  Under the guidance of producer James Lugo (Fuel/Matt Sorrum/311), King Hitter was recorded during the mid months of 2014 at Hemispheres Recording.  Featuring five herculean songs that are comfortably familiar yet fresh and new, it showcases the band’s tempered chops.  In a recent interview Agell shared, “I remain proud of the work I did with Corrosion of Conformity and Leadfoot.  That satisfaction has always led me to wonder if I would ever feel the same achievement that I still have for the Blind album.  I finally have my answer to that; let me introduce you and the rest of the world to the real King Hitter.”

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Bobby Jarzombek FATES WARNING in-studio drum footage posted

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG
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Drummer Bobby Jarzombek (FATES WARNING, SEBASTIAN BACH, HALFORD) has posted in-studio footage of 2 songs from FATES WARNING’s highly acclaimed “Darkness In A Different Light” album. The video can be seen on his YouTube channel:

”Hey all, I finally sat down and finished editing some drumming video footage of myself from the recording sessions of Fates Warning’s “Darkness In A Different Light” at The Carriage House in Stamford, CT.  DIADL was released in October 2013, and, of course, I’ve have this footage for a while but for various reasons I never got around to editing it until now.  Better late than never, I guess. The two songs in this particular video clip are “I Am” and “One Thousand Fires.”  Enjoy!”

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Another seven acts for the Sweden Rock Festival confirmed

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG

We are happy to announce another seven acts for this summer’s Sweden Rock Festival.

Ace Frehley is best known as the original solo guitarist in Kiss. These days, his focus is on his solo career and his latest album “Space Invader” (2014) marked his first Swedish album chart entry as a solo artist. On June 6th he will be back at the Sweden Rock Festival!

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The Legend Of Dio: A Metal Musical @ The Corner Hotel, Australia

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG
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We are very excited to announce the world premiere of what we are claiming to be the world’s first heavy metal musical – The Legend of Dio: A Metal Musical!

The world’s legions of Ronnie James Dio fans will soon have something to celebrate after mourning the passing of the great metal singer in 2010. The Legend of Dio, a metal musical featuring the songs of Dio, Black Sabbath and Rainbow and starring Melbourne metal warriors Barbariön, will have its World Premiere at The Corner Hotel in Richmond on Friday March 6. A fictional comedy based on Dio’s music, lyrics and imagery, The Legend of Dio is equal parts Tenacious D, Rock of Ages, and Shakespeare. So come, raise your devil horns and salute a true metal legend.

Starring Barbariön’s menacing frontman, Myles Tauchert as Satan, William James Smith from H.M.A.S. Vendetta as Dio and Kat Stargazer of Horizons Edge as Wendy.

Tickets $20 presale from https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/3398-barbarion or 1300 724 867.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/legendofdio

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/806241609423761

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Metropolis Touring and Tombowler present: ACE FREHLEY ‘’Invading Down Under’’ April / May 2015

January 22nd, 2015
by EvilG

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 “From Kiss classics to tracks from his newest album, and everything in between, fans would be hard pressed to leave wanting much more.”

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 his First Ever New Zealand Solo Shows!

“I can’t wait to get down to New Zealand and Australia with this new lineup. I’ll be performing ACE classics as well as songs off my new CD ‘Space Invader‘ for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!”

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Announces Spring Tour

January 21st, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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Few rock guitarists have as impressive a resume as Michael Schenker does – as he has supplied his six-string talents to such world-renowned acts as the Scorpions, UFO, and the Michael Schenker Group over the years. And it is now confirmed that Schenker will be touring North America come the spring, in support of his killer new disc, ‘Spirit on a Mission,’ released March 24, 2015.

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock line-up proves to be one of the strongest that the German guitarist has ever played with, as it features the former Scorpions “Rock You Like A Hurricane” rhythm section of Francis Buchholz (bass) and Herman Rarebell (drums), as well as Doogie White (vocals, formerly of Rainbow), and Wayne Findlay (guitar/keyboards, and longtime Michael Schenker Group member).

The tour kicks off on March 25th at the Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA (the day after the release of ‘Spirit on a Mission’), and wraps up on May 2nd at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (with special guest Don Dokken on the bill). In between, the tour will go coast to coast, including a performance at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on April 15th.

“Promotion is definitely the next step,” says Schenker of hitting the road in support of ‘Spirit on a Mission.’ “Wherever we are needed around the world, we will be there to promote ‘Spirit On A Mission.’ I want to make Temple of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as Temple of Rock.” To get a taste of the new line-up, view the video for the tune “Vigilante Man” here: youtube.com/watch?v=21EaEwU4szU

Undoubtedly, this set of North American dates are the first step towards establishing Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock as a global force.

Temple Of Rock — Spirit On A Mission — World Tour
Featuring:
Michael Schenker (guitar)
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (7 string guitar/keyboards)

MAR 25 2015 @ Rockbar Theater in San Jose, CA
MAR 27 2015 @ Tonic in Portland, OR
MAR 28 2015 @ Studio Seven in Seattle, WA
APR 01 2015 @ Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
APR 02 2015 @ Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA
APR 03 2015 @ Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA
APR 04 2015 @ M-15 Concert Hall in Corona, CA
APR 07 2015 @ Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV
APR 08 2015 @ Livewire Concert Hall in Scottsdale, AZ
APR 10 2015 @ Trees in Dallas, TX
APR 11 2015 @ 210 Kapones Live in San Antonio, TX
APR 12 2015 @ 18th Street in San Leon, TX
APR 15 2015 @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
APR 16 2015 @ Eclipse in Binghamton, NY
APR 17 2015 @ Newton Theatre in Newton, NJ
APR 18 2015 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
APR 20 2015 @ Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA
APR 22 2015 @ Rockpile West in Toronto, Ontario Canada
APR 23 2015 @ Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL  (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)
APR 24 2015 @ Harpos Concert Hall in Detroit, MI
APR 25 2015 @ Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL  (Enuff Z Nuff guests on this performance)
APR 26 2015 @ Freaksters in Pontiac, IL
APR 28 2015 @ Buffalo Rose in Golden, CO
APR 30 2015 @ Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, CA
MAY 01 2015 @ Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA
MAY 02 2015 @ Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (Special Guest Don Dokken)

Gundriver opening act for entire tour.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:  www.michaelschenkerhimself.com

MEET & GREET PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:
www.michaelschenkerstore.com

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SWEET & LYNCH Premiere New Video For “Dying Rose”

January 21st, 2015
by Celtic Bob

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Sweet & Lynch are releasing another video from their upcoming debut album, Only To Rise. The video is for the song “Dying Rose” and premiered yesterday at GuitarWorld.com (http://www.guitarworld.com/sweet-lynch-premiere-dying-rose-music-video). The performance video, showing Michael Sweet and George Lynch playing the song together, was shot in a warehouse in Los Angeles last year. “Dying Rose” was directed by Devin DeHaven, known for his work with Rick Ross, Whitesnake, Kiss and R. Kelly to name a few. The video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/YSbQgAntZZ4.

“Dying Rose is the perfect representation of this album. It’s heavy yet dynamic with a riff and melody that reminds you of the greatest era in rock. George and I are proud of this song and excited that you all have the opportunity to finally hear it in it’s entirety and to see it as well!” exclaims Michael Sweet.

Only To Rise is scheduled for release in the United States on January 27th, 2015 via Froniters Music SRL. Backing up Sweet & Lynch on this new musical adventure is bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Brian Tichy. The album has been receiving postiive reviews with Blabbermouth stating ,“It’d be tacky to grab an easy pun and say here’s a match made in you-know-where, yet an alliance between STRYPER’s Michael Sweet and guitar hero George
Lynch is most definitely a match.” Target Audience Magazine recently raved, “Few sounds can capture the feel of the late 80s and early 90s like the clean guitar licks that scream from George Lynch’s (Dokken, Lynch Mob) fingers and out through his amp. Combine that with Michael Sweet’s (Stryper) powerful trumpeting vocals and you have the recipe for a hard rock album the likes of which we haven’t heard in years.”

Sweet & Lynch recently launched a pre-order for the new album via PledgeMusic. The pre-order features various bundle packages for fans and is live at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sweetlynch. The album is also available via Amazon at: http://geni.us/SweetLynchAMZ. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes at http://geni.us/SweetLynchiTunes will receive instant downloads of “Dying Rose,” “The Wish” and “September” with their order.

From the opening notes of “The Wish” to the drum solo finish on the album-closer “Only To Rise,” it is evident that this musical partnership between Michael Sweet’s unmistakable voice and George Lynch’s signature guitar tone has yielded incredible results. Songs “Dying Rose,” “Me Without You” and “Strength In Numbers” showcase the diversity that permeates throughout the entire album. Sweet & Lynch released a lyric video for the 9/11 inspired track “September” which can be seen here: http://youtu.be/i5G5uzrYWXw and the video for “The Wish” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/jmmolV-B7xE. An EPK featuring Michael and George discussing this new project can be seen here: http://youtu.be/BPYIoe0fTqI. Only To Rise was produced by Michael Sweet who also produced the last Stryper album, No More Hell To Pay, which received massive fan praise and critical acclaim alike.

Plans are currently being worked out for Sweet & Lynch to play a few live shows in the Spring of next year, making this different than any other supergroups that record together but never play live. More information will be announced in the near future. If the past records of these four musicians are any indication, no fan will want to miss these shows.

https://www.facebook.com/SweetLynch
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sweetlynch
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MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce Details For Last Leg Of The Final Tour; “All Bad Things” Single / Video Released

January 20th, 2015
by EvilG
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Motley Crue – 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31st 2015 at Staples Center

Mötley Crüe announced today on Fox And Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will be celebrating this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on January 22nd.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their 2-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

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