Gaelic Theatre, Sydney Australia
10 December 2006
Review by suncross and Brat, photos by Brat
January 22nd, 2007
Review by suncross and Brat, photos by Brat
January 18th, 2007
Legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen doesn’t need much of an introducion here. He is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the ’80s and he has been an important influence and source of inspiration for many of today’s top players and bands. So far Yngwie has released thirteen studio albums and now he has been on tour almost 16 months supporting his latest release "Unleash the Fury". Last December Yngwie and his band did a brief tour of Finland, which was the very last leg of this endless spectacle. The day before the Helsinki show he kindly agreed to do this press conference for the Finnish press. In contrast to his difficult personal reputation we were treated to this long, fun and hilarious conversation. Here are the results, ENJOY !!!
INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA AND FINNISH PRESS
PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
TRANSCRIPTION BY NEIL BATTY
January 14th, 2007
Francis Buchholz played with the Scorpions for almost twenty years, appearing on the "Fly to the Rainbow" (1974), "In Trance" (1975), "Virgin Killer" (1976), "Taken by Force" (1977), "Tokyo Tapes" (1978), "Lovedrive" (1979), "Animal Magnetism" (1980), "Blackout" (1982), "Love at First Sting (1984), "World Wide Live" (1985), "Savage Amusement" (1988) and "Crazy World" (1990) albums. By the early ’90s Francis felt it was time to take a step away from the constant touring and the music business as a whole. Now he has finally returned to the stage together with his old friend and fellow ex-Scorpions member Uli Jon Roth. We managed to sit down with Francis as he, among other things, recounted the confusing happenings surrounding the very successful "Love at First Sting" (1984) album as well as his activies for the past fifteen years away from the public eye and much more.
INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA AND JARNO HUOVILA
PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA AND ARCHIVES
January 8th, 2007
The coverage of obscure underground death metal gigs continues in Metal-Rules.com. Previous reviews have covered gigs of both Grave and Dismember when these bands played in obscure places in front of small, but enthusiastic audiences on their small tour thru Finland.
Vader had toured in Finland a couple of years ago gaining a solid and strong reputation as being a tight and merciless live act on stage. The band had guaranteed to deliver a lesson in the purest death metal mayhem for several extreme metal maniacs on their last tour. Therefore Vader’s return to the soil of Finland was definitely welcomed.
January 5th, 2007
The Mudmen announce new Canadian dates
The Mudmen just announced some new shows for Canada. Dates below. Check them out if they are in your neck of the woods.
03-08-07 SUDBURY, ON PEDDLERS PUB
04-06-07 LONDON, ON NORMA JEANS
05-3-07 OWEN SOUND, ON THE HARB
Society 1 Enter The Studio
2006 proved to be a very interesting year for Society 1. With television appearances on FX, Inside Edition, Dr. 90210, The Daily 10 and The Omen DVD, they barely had time to record new material or play live. Matt “The Lord” Zane had this to say: “The band was very active this past year…a little too active. With the television appearances, the release of ‘The Years Of Spiritual Dissent,’ my radio show ‘Why Do We Live?’ and the reality show I was putting together, we barely had time to really concentrate on new material. We only did two live performances and three acoustic sets at NAMM. Before we knew it, it had been a year since we have been on the road.” Realizing the need for new material Society 1 are back in the studio recording. Although at this time, it is unclear what the new tracks are for. Zane had this to say “We are going to shop these tracks and see what comes about but we are only signing a deal if it makes sense. If nothing does we will record some more and release the record ourselves.” Here are some pictures showing Society 1 hard at work interestingly enough at Platnium Sound with Paul Hilton. This was the studio that ‘Slacker Jesus’ and ‘Words As Carriers’ were recorded, which Paul Hilton was the engineer on both. Iblis and Berzerk were present but refused to be photographed.
VICE likes Soundtracks
Imagine The Graduate without “Mrs. Robinson.” Rocky III without “Eye of the Tiger.” Apocalypse Now without “The End.” The key to a good soundtrack is in its subtlety, it’s ability to match up and further the images of the film. And in its ability to kick ass and get tunes stuck in your head for days.
JEN MILITIA’S BERLIN BOOT CAMP
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of DANTE FOX new studio album entitled “Under The Seven Skies” on March 23rd 2007.
Guitarist Tim Manford presents the new effort saying that: “It is evident that individual performances are very impressive and the end results have produced a much more mature and confident sounding album”. “We hope the fans will warm to the new music as much as we do”, concludes Manford which points at the title track as the most relevant example of the new songwriting abilities “It was the first song written as a team by all the lineup members This happens to be an nine minute epic, with string arrangements, classic Brian May-esque harmony guitars and as usual Sue’s passionate vocal”.
The new band’s line-up includes now Mick Hales on drums (a veteran of the midlands rock scene), bass player Mike Dagnall and keyboard player / guitarist Roman Wieckowski.
The first track recorded “Breakin’ Me Down” has had heavy rotation on Steve Price’s Show on ARFM with great reaction and support. Same happened to the song “The Last Goodbye” which was exclusively aired during the Christmas holidays on the Frontiers Records myspace site.
“Under The Seven Skies” will include the following tracks:
The Last Goodbye; Firing Guns; Hold Out Your Hand; Breakin’ Me Down; Goodbye To Yesterday; Walkin’ The Line; Love Tried To Find You; Save Me; Lucky Ones; Under The Seven Skies.
DANTE FOX are looking forward to the release of the album and taking the new songs on the road. Frontiers Records will release the new album worldwide on March 23rd 2007.
JADED HEART signed recently a new agreement with Frontiers Records for the production of their forthcoming studio album.
The group has been busy writing new tracks recently and among the new titles there are “See The Light”, “Crazy”, “Crush That Fear” and “You Can’t Deny”. The new album will be recorded during the spring 2007 for a release pencilled in the fall. You can expect another solid and riveting melodic Hard Rock album from Germany’s finest !
The German Melodic Hard Rock masters FAIR WARNING have launched their new official website www.fair-warning.de Check it out !
Danny Vaughn has announced an release party for the release of the new album “Traveller” out on Frontiers Records on February the 16th 2007.
The party will take place on Saturday, February 10 at THE RIG: ROCK CITY in NOTTINGHAM, UK
Straight from Danny: “This will be a very special party that we are having for ourselves and our fans. Where a lot of bands would put on the cd, sit back and get drunk, we’re gonna play the album live! Oh yeah, we’ll get drunk too, but that’s later. Doors will open at 7:30 and we suggest you get there early. We will start promptly at 8pm. We’re going to be playing a short, 45 minute set of about 8 songs from the new cd with a couple of your old faves thrown in for good measure”.
The door charge for the event is 6 pounds in advance. Tickets can be purchased at these on line outlets:
HOUSE OF LORDS + Special Guest (TBA)
NEVERLAND sign deal
Escape Music are pleased to announce the signing of Neverland, a progressive power metal band from Switzerland. These dedicated guys have found a perfect mix of classical riffs and melodies and fused them with progressive elements. The result is a very classy album that traces elements of Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot and Royal Hunt, but they have a distinct originality all of their own. The album is produced by Tommy Vertelli, known for his excellent work with Kreator and Coroner.
UK POP PUNKERS BUCK BROTHERS INVADE CANADA
With overwhelming Canadian fan support, UK pop punkers Buck Brothers are making their 3rd trip to Toronto in 18 months. This time for Canadian Music Week and a mini tour around Ontario and Quebec.
“We’re extremely appreciative of our Canadian fans and, thanks to them ‘getting us’ first – they make-up some of our band’s longest standing followers too,” says Duke. “Rather than feeling like three fish out of water when we cross the pond, our Canadian fans feel like a ‘home crowd’ when we play there. When in Canada – Buck Brothers become a Canadian band, albeit one with silly accents.”
Tour Dates: (more tbc)
March 10 – 9:15pm Kathedral, Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week Showcase
March 13 – The Underground, Hamilton, ON
March 19 – Crescent Street Pub, Montreal, QC
March 21 – Mile End Cultural Centre, Montreal, QC
“Singer Andy Duke has the sort of cocky baritone voice that makes you think of that guy who slept with your girlfriend while you were away for the weekend. An undeniable cool appeal.” – NME, UK
Other Interesting Buck Brothers Facts:
*First EP The World According To Buck was play listed on more than 450 college and indie radio stations in the US.
*Nylon Magazine (nylonmag.com) included a Buck Brothers feature layout in July’s issue. Nylon is a glossy monthly that covers the best in edgy culture and music.
*The Buck Brothers were twice nominated at Toronto Independent Music Awards for “Best International Artist” and also earned the same nominations at the 2006 Orange County and Southern California Music Awards.
*In 2006, all three Bucks were deported from the USA at Detroit International Airport on the eve of their first 6 week tour of the states. The mug shots nearly made it onto the cover of the band’s debut album. Efforts are currently under way to enable the band to return the states and tour there in summer ’07.
*The band’s full length album, Me, will released 26 February 2007 in the USA (Coach House Records), UK (Cargo Records/Fading Ways) and Canada (Scratch Records/Fading Ways) with other territories to follow.
Erik Norlander, Lana Lane Channel Now on YouTube.com
Videos Featuring Symphonic Rock’s First Couple Now Available on the Popular Site
Videos featuring Think Tank Media symphonic/prog rock couple Erik Norlander and Lana Lane are now featured on the infamous video site YouTube.com at http://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkTankMediaMusic. The popular musicians have compiled full-length videos from the many projects they created over almost 15 years and have posted 13 videos at the Think Tank Music YouTube channel for their fans’ viewing pleasure. Norlander also plans to post videos on a channel for his highly successful project Rocket Scientists in the near future.
“YouTube is an undeniable phenomenon that is changing the way information is transmitted around the world,” Norlander affirms. “Through our MySpace pages, we have met a lot of new friends and reconnected with many older ones. We hope that by sharing some videos of Lana Lane, Erik Norlander and Rocket Scientists from the vaults of the Think Tank Media archives that we will introduce our music to some new fans and also provide some great online content for the old ones. Music is about communication, and I really believe YouTube will be a great channel for the Think Tank Media music … pardon the pun!”
Recent releases by Lane and Norlander “Gemini” and “Hommage Symphonique” are receiving very favorable reviews at a variety of web sites including Progressive World, YtseJam, and Sea of Tranquility; radio airplay around the world; and top charting positions on the New Music Weekly College Radio chart.
Lana Lane’s “Gemini” is an album of classic rock covers from the 60s and 70s featuring the backing musicians Vinny Appice (d), Tony Franklin (b), George Lynch (g), Mark McCrite (g, v) and Erik Norlander (k) along with Kelly Keeling providing additional duet and harmony vocals. Gemini is the astrological symbol for twins, and since this is Lana’s second album of all covers, the album carries the theme of “two” throughout. Lana recorded two songs by each classic rock artist for this release: a pair of songs each originally recorded by Cream, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Heart, Jefferson Airplane and Foreigner. Of particular note is Lana’s “Pink Moon Suite” that combines the song “Johnny Moon” — originally recorded by Heart — with songs from most of “Side One” of Pink Floyd’s landmark “Dark Side of the Moon” album.
Lana Lane – Gemini and Erik Norlander – Hommage Symphonique albums follow the already acclaimed 2CD release, Revolution Road, from Erik’s band Rocket Scientists. The Rocket Scientists musicians appear throughout these two new titles continuing the collaboration and bringing it to new heights. Like Rocket Scientists – Revolution Road, these two new CDs are distributed in North America and Europe by ProgRock Records which continues another successful collaboration with Erik and Lana’s Think Tank Media label.
MULLETS FOR EVERYONE!
MULLETS ROCK! TOO!: MULLETS IN LOVE GATHERS 18 THEME TRACKS – A ROMANCE MADE IN SHAG HEAVEN
Stellar A-list of Mulleteers past & present:
Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Boston, Foghat, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Aldo Nova, Blue Öyster Cult, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, J. Geils Band, Nazareth, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Bonnie Tyler, Cinderella, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Kansas
Follow-up to 2003′s best-selling double-CD MULLETS ROCK! – inspired by 2001′s Mullet-centric movie soundtrack album to Joe Dirt (Columbia/Legacy)
Nothing fishy about this new collection, arriving in stores March 6th on Legacy Recordings.
Rising majestically, like a great feathery blow-dried phoenix from the ashes of double-wides and El Caminos coast-to-coast, is the most important rock movement of the 21st century. So cast off your seat belts, grab a 40 and some beef jerky from the WaWa store, dust off those Blue Öyster Cult and Ted Nugent 8-track cartridges, and let the cruisin’ begin. The love song of the Mullet is in the air, with the Ides Of March and the first blush of springtime right around the corner.
The lesson of MULLETS ROCK! TOO!: MULLETS IN LOVE reads loud and clear: Mullets are human, too.
If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you plays us Boston and Cheap Trick, do we not rock? This specially assembled 18-song bouquet – the closest that any raving mullethead will come to true romance this year – will arrive in record stores, convenience marts, participating car washes and lube centers March 6th on Legacy Recordings, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
MULLETS ROCK! TOO!, of course, is the long-awaited follow-up to 2003′s 35-song, two-CD set Mullets Rock – a monster of a collection – if the inclusion of Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein” and Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla” were any indication. Mullets Rock took its cue from the enormous popularity of the Joe Dirt motion picture soundtrack album on Columbia/Legacy, a CD of ape drape faves that had the distinction of selling more copies than the number of those who attended the movie! The new album takes careful aim with cupid’s dipstick, with a soul-satisfying sure-fire program of steamy pleasures, from Ace Frehley’s 1989 remake of the Move’s “Do Ya” to Nazareth’s 1975 homage to the Everly Brothers’ “Love Hurts.”.
MULLETS ROCK! TOO! also proves that Mullet Nation is more than just a haircut behind a steering wheel, more than just the business in the front-party in the back epithet that it suffers in stony silence. Call us achy-breaky, beaver paddle, or Kentucky waterfall – when it comes to matters of the heart, every Mullet knows that the Nuge’s “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” is just another way to say I-love-you.
Like its predecessor, the new album gives max overhead-room to the cream cheese of American rockers, with Top 10 classics by Kansas (“Dust In The Wind”), REO Speedwagon (“Take It On The Run”), the J. Geils Band (“Love Stinks”), Night Ranger (“Sister Christian”), and many others. At the same time, MULLETS ROCK! TOO! tips its Tennessee tophat to the UK’s Top of the Pops – Bonnie Tyler’s #1 hit “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” and Foghat’s sensitive reading of Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon’s “I Just Want To Make Love To You” (produced by Dave Edmunds).
MULLETS! ROCK TOO! once again proudly hails every metropolis on the great North American rock tour – from San Francisco’s Jefferson Starship (“Jane”) to Staten Island’s Eddie Money (“Baby Hold On”), from Montreal’s Aldo Nova (“Fantasy”) to Philadelphia coif-kings Cinderella (“Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)”), from Florida’s own Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Tuesday’s Gone”) to Long Island, New York’s beloved Blue Öyster Cult (“Burnin’ For You” – the only track on the new album that was also featured on the Joe Dirt CD).
“Love, love, love” sang those primitive mop-tops from Liverpool – long before soccer rockers on both sides of the pond would put Mulletude centerstage, and Joat Jett & The Blackhearts would sing “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”
Let your freak flag fly, wear it loud and proud, Mullets of the world unite!
MULLETS ROCK! TOO!: MULLETS IN LOVE
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1. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang Ted Nugent 1977
2. Do Ya Ace Frehley 1989
3. More Than A Feeling Boston 1976
4. I Just Want To Make Love To You Foghat 1972
5. Baby Hold On Eddie Money 1977
6. Jane Jefferson Starship 1979
7. Fantasy Aldo Nova 1981
8. Burnin’ For You Blue Öyster Cult 1981
9. I Hate Myself For Loving You Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 1988
10. Love Stinks J. Geils Band 1980
11. Love Hurts Nazareth 1975
12. The Flame Cheap Trick 1988
13. Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon 1980
14. Sister Christian Night Ranger 1983
15. Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler 1983
16. Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) Cinderella 1988
17. Tuesday’s Gone Lynyrd Skynyrd 1983
18. Dust In The Wind Kansas 1977
The Creepshow’s Hellcat & The Matadors’ Hooch Announce…A Baby!
Hellcat Asks Band To Continue Touring With Sister ‘Sarah Sin’
Toronto, ON – Creepshow frontwoman and rising psychobilly icon Jen “Hellcat” Blackwood announced today that she is expecting a baby in Spring ’07 with Matadors vocalist/guitarist Hooch (Joel Parkins), and will be on temporary leave from The Creepshow until the Fall.
In a posting on The Creepshow’s Myspace page (myspace.com/thecreepshow), Blackwood — who was recently nominated for Chart Magazine’s
Sexiest Woman of 2006 award — stated that while she couldn’t be happier at the moment, she wants The Creepshow to continue touring in her absence:
“…I am happy to announce that Hooch and I are expecting a baby!!! I won’t be playing live shows for the time being…however, I will continue to be involved in everything Creepshow-related…and I am DEFINITELY not leaving the band!” commented Blackwood.
Blackwood also revealed her decision to ask real life sibling ‘Sarah Sin’ to fill in during her absence:
“Will you be able to see The Creepshow during my brief time off? HELL YES YOU WILL!!!…My sister Sarah Blackwood (pictured below with the knife to my throat) will be FILLING IN in my absence…so, you’ll still get your dose of Creepshow while I’m away… not to worry!!”
“My sister is such a great little rocker and she will keep the creep in my stead until I return (as soon as I can!!). Thanks Creeps…you’re gonna love her!!” finished Blackwood.
Together for only a year and a half, The Creepshow have become an international phenomenon. Their highly acclaimed debut album “Sell Your Soul”
(Stereo Dynamite Recordings / released in April 2006) has become one of the hottest debut punk albums of 2006, garnering worldwide acclaim. And, as of January 8th 2007, “Sell Your Soul” became the #1 selling album at the highly influential punk / tastemaker web store Interpunk.com! The band has toured Canada (twice, becoming a major headlining act in the process), the Western U.S. and Europe (setting the stage for an international release of their debut effort), graced the covers of magazines, and continue to top the request charts at Punkradiocast.com (the world’s largest online punk radio network).
The Creepshow are currently in the writing stages of their sophomore release and several videos to promote “Sell Your Soul” are also in the works. While on leave from The Creepshow, Hellcat will continue designing for her clothing company Honeyshop13.
For more Creepshow coverage, check out upcoming issues of VARLA and AMP Magazine!
Eagle Rock Announces HD-DVD Releases For January 30
On January 30, Eagle Rock Entertainmen–via Eagle Vision–will release 2 titles on HD-DVD: Alice Cooper – Live At Montreux 2005 and Toto – 25th Anniversary Live In Amsterdam.
Alice Cooper – Live At Montreux 2005: This show includes all the hit tracks spanning Alice Cooper’s career, right up to his most recent album Dirty Diamonds.
Tech Info: 5.1, PCM Stereo / TRT: 93 minutes
*Also available in Blu-Ray DVD and Standard DVD
Toto – 25th Anniversary Live In Amsterdam: Filmed in High Definition in Amsterdam on Toto’s 25th Anniversary Tour (2003), this stunning concert captures the band at their very best, reunited with original vocalist Bobby Kimball. The set includes all the bands hits and live favorites performed in front of a wildly enthusiastic sold-out crowd.
Tech Info: 5.1, PCM Stereo / TRT: 133 minutes
HD and Blu-Ray technology is relatively new to North American consumers; however, champions of these technologies note advantages like better visuals, deeper textures, brighter colors and depth of detail that provide an entirely new viewing experience. The HD-DVD format is also compatible with XBOX 360 players.
JEN MILITIA’S BERLIN BOOT CAMP
Jen Militia is a group of illegal rock combatants. Their explosive sound has been described as having the throw down factor of The Clash, the soul of Mary J. Blige, the raps of Ol’ Dirty Bastard and the straight funk of Rage Against the Machine.
“If you take the sexiness of hip hop and the swagger of punk rock then you pretty much know what we’re about,” says Trinidad-born frontman Mike Dainjah.
Dainjah returned to his MC roots in 2004 after a stint with blues rock band Stone Prophets. He is backed by virtuoso guitarist Jay Double, the powerhouse rhythms of Christion and Kyle Nova, Holla the entertainer and notorious beat-jacker Gord Pesst. Their mission: to reclaim the airwaves from the Sucka MCees.
Girls, gin and revolution are Jen Militia’s forte but introspection is never far behind. Jen Militia’s songs cover everything from love to loss to the pursuit of freedom. “Citizen” reminisces about being in love with a ‘broken girl’, on the driving lead single “Not A Test” Dainjah growls at the Sucka Mcs “come on out your graves for the mind!” and with “5GF” there is no mistake: “Got 5 girlfriends and no control but the 2 I love best are rock and roll.”
Jan. 14 – 9 pm – The Boathouse, Kitchener ON (Dainjah solo show)
Eric Johnson confirms tour dates for January 2007
Tour to continue supporting latest studio release “Bloom” and “Live From Austin Texas” DVD and CD
Eric Johnson will kick off his performances with an appearance on January 10th in Hollywood, FL at the Seminole Hard Rock Live.
Roscoe (who has also played alongside the likes of Leonard Cohen, Robben Ford, Jennifer Warnes and the last Dixie Chicks World Tour) was last seen on stage with Eric circa the first-ever G3 Tour – then in support of “Venus Isle.”
Johnson, who spent the majority of last year touring behind “Bloom” which was released June 14th, 2005 through Favored Nations, is considered to be one of the most technically-proficient live performers on the scene today. In fact, Pollstar called his last routing “One of the best live shows of a rock guitarist of our time.”
An avid live performer, Johnson says that he doesn’t mind all of the touring, even after spending almost a year and half straight on the road. In fact, he is so focused on making his live performances accessible to his audience that he recently released two new DVDs—“The Art of Guitar,” an instructional video by the master himself, and “Live from Austin Texas”, a never-before-released DVD and CD (New West Records) that captures the essence of the guitarist’s legendary December 14th, 1998 performance on Austin City Limits! Live from Austin Texas includes many of Johnson’s hit recordings from his Grammy nominated “Ah Via Musicom” and the first release of two fan favorite Jimi Hendrix covers; “Love or Confusion” and “Are You Experienced”.
“I prefer playing live because I can take the music and expand it through improvisation,” he said. “It’s also great to see how the audience receives it.” If these shows are anything like his last, it’s safe to say that the fans will be eating it up, after all as Pollstar wrote, “If you love rock guitar you’ll love the energy of his show. Don’t miss him on this tour.”
Eric recently completed the highly successful G3 Latin tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, that appeared in Mexico and South America to rave reviews from fans and critics.
The official dates for Johnson’s appearances include:
Wed 01/10/07 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live appearing with Jonny Lang
For information on Eric Johnson, visit www.ericjohnson.com
For more information on Roscoe Beck, visit www.roscoebeck.com
Congratulations Hooch and Hellcat!
On their forth coming spawn… That’s right folks a BABY!!! Sometime in May this little critter will be joiing us.
a HUGE congrats to the both of you!!!!
WEDNESDAY 13 BACK ON TOUR STARTING JANUARY 12th
Shock-rocker Wednesday 13 is set to perform in support of his
Interestingly, Fang Bang harkens back to Wednesday 13¹s earlier work.
G. LOVE RELEASES DIGITAL ONLY ALBUM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd
iTunes Exclusive on Tuesday, January 16th
:: A PERSONAL NOTE FROM G. LOVE ::
I want to tell you all about an exciting new G. Love release. In January Philadelphonic Records will be releasing my “first” record, G. Love “Oh Yeah”. This record was recorded in 1992 in a number of different studios including Skidmore College and Temple University studios. This record was the first documentation of Hip-Hop Blues and includes the original recordings of “Baby’s Got Sauce”, “Shooting Hoops” and “Rhyme for the Summertime.” I originally pressed up 250 cassette tapes of “Oh Yeah” and sold them on the streets of Boston while I was busking.
:: ALL ABOUT G. LOVE ::
Before signing to Epic Records for his gold-selling debut G. Love & Special Sauce, G. Love [born Garrett Dutton] hustled this demo on the streets of Philadelphia & Boston. Recorded in ’92, “Oh Yeah” contains funky solo acoustic renditions of “Baby’s Got Sauce” [aka "Sauce"], “Shootin’ Hoops,” “Rhyme for the Summertime,” and others that were re-recorded for his debut. This digital-only release, not available in any CD store, follows G. Love’s star-studded studio album Lemonade [Ben Harper and Blackalicious guest], released in August 2006 on jam-band kinfolk Jack Johnson’s Brushfire / Universal label. To date, Lemonade has scanned over half a million copies, including 20K in digital sales. G. Love is touring the US in January. See all tour dates below…
:: TRACKLISTING AND NOTES ::
1. SAUCE – The original version of “baby’s got sauce… the version I used to play on the streets of Boston … the original hip hop blues
2. WHAT’S GOING ON – This is a sweet romancing song written when I couldn’t get a date. Front porch style.
3. WRITING ON THE WALLS – When blues and hip hop city streets meet. A glorification of my graffiti writing days.
4. GIRLS AT THE LAUNDROMAT – Another day dream about meeting the perfect girl at the Laundromat.
5. RUN FOR ME – This is a cool tune about trying to get served as a minor all about finding yourself in a strange town.
6. MOTHER – A dope rap about saving Mother Nature. The chorus was inspired by the Robert Johnson tune “breakin’ down”
7. RHYME FOR THE SUMMERTIME – This is the first rap I wrote. Slide guitar and chicken scratch.
8. LEAVING THE CITY – One of my best blues. A city kid dreaming of the country.
9. THE FAT ONE – Nothing wrong with the fat one.
10. SHOOTIN’ HOOPS – The original version of a G. Love classic. No frills straight streetside.
:: TOUR DATES ::
Fri. 1/12 – Nashville, TN – City Hall
Sat. 1/13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Sun. 1/14 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Wed. 1/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Thu. 1/18 – Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge
Fri. 1/19 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Sat. 1/20 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Tue. 1/23 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Wed. 1/24 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Thu. 1/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Fri. 1/26 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Sat. 1/27 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Tue. 1/30 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Wed. 1/31 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Thu. 2/1 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theater
Fri. 2/2 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Sat. 2/3 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Fri. 2/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Wed. 2/28 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
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Many things have happened in the King Diamond camp since their last visit to Finland. The band has released two studio albums ABIGAIL II and THE PUPPET MASTER and and also a live album called "Deadly Lullabies" which came out in 2004. Although it’s already been three years since the release of "Puppet Master" King Diamond hasn’t been able to do any touring outside U.S for a while and actually this tour was his first in Europe in five years. So it was about time to get an update on what’s going on in the world of King Diamond. I managed to reach bands guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead before the band’s first sold out night in Helsinki and they were nice enough to have this brief conversation.. Hope you like it!
INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA
TRANSCRIPTION BY ANDY OSBORN
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December 22nd, 2006
Derek Sherinian, a keyboard virtuoso, having appeared on such records as Alice Cooper’s "The Last Temptation" (1994) and Dream Theater’s "Change of Season" (1995), "Falling Into Infinity" (1997) and "Once in A Livetime" (1998) and touring with Kiss, now shares his time between solo albums and Planet X as well as touring and recording with Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force and Billy Idol among various other ventures. Read on for some insights on Derek’s eventful career.
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December 21st, 2006
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Sunday December 17, 2006
New York City, NY
* Live review and photos by Shaq