November 2007

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John, Jay and Guthrie are pleased to officially announce that the band lineup has finally been completed with the addition of keyboard wizard par excellence Erik Norlander. Erik’s evocative synthesizer technique and style is reminiscent of the legendary Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson and Jon Lord while still creating a very unique musical voice of his own. Vocalist John Payne adds, “We know that the keyboard position is extremely critical to this band and therefore much time was invested to find the right person and all roads lead us to Erik”. The band has commenced recording the much-anticipated album “Architect of Time” to be released in 2008. Red Entertainment is currently booking worldwide tour dates.
Source: Serge Entertainment PR

ARTIST SERVICE is proud to announce new releases in November

TERRY ILOUS „Here And Gone“ – release: 23.11.2007
XYZ singer Terry Ilous is back with “Here And Gone” – a compilation of rare tracks recorded for his solo projects or with XYZ.  He was fortunate enough to record these tracks with some exceptional players, engineers, and producers throughout the years.  Several of these tracks were originally recorded long ago for CD releases that never saw the light of the day, while others, recorded more recently as soundtracks for movies and TV. The translation behind the Japanese writing on the CD is “BUSHIDO”, meaning “The way of the Samurai”.  Terry chose this to represent my musical path so far, which has been a tough road filled with many challenges, sacrifices, and its share of disappointments and sadness, yet so full of joy.  Truly, an unbelievable journey that took one outcast foreigner all the way to Hollywood for the real American Rock and Roll Dream! Terry Ilous: “I just wanted to share some of those moments in time with my friends and fans from all over the world, that I have been lucky enough to touch and connect with in some way through my music.” Here And Gone contains 18 rare tracks, featuring JK Northrup, Sean McNabb, Pat Fontaine, Michael T.Ross, Vinnie Appice, Tony Franklin, Matt Bissonette, Jeff Pilson, Jack Frost, James Kottak, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marc Diglio, Paul Monroe, and many more!

NAUGHTY BOYS “R U Naughty Enough?” – release: 23.11.2007
Already founded in 1989, swedish melodic hard rock outfit NAUGHTY BOYS went through several line-up changes and split up in 1994 but due to the warm feedback their debut album, EP´s and radio singles received, they reunited in 2005 and are now back with their second full-length release “R U Naughty Enough?”. 13 new songs, with a heavy, but still melodic sound, hook-laden melodies and brilliant vocal lines. This is how the NAUGHTY BOYS sound in 2007 –  pure rock’n’roll!

RANDOM DAMAGE „Human Flytrap“ – release: 23.11.2007
Formed in 1994, RANDOM DAMAGE was quickly snapped up by Mascot Records. Drummer Ray Hartmann is very well known as his previous band ANNIHILATOR had toured extensively over in Europe. The shredding guitar attack of Dean Boland (Doomsayer) and Jonas Falle (Aragathor), together with the booming bottom-end from John Prutton (Doomsayer) completed the metal quartet’s aggressive, edgy attack. Melodic, yet, raunchy biting rhythym’s portray RANDOM DAMAGE’s style. “Human Flytrap” appears in a stricktly limited edition with a bonus CD:  the EP “In My Corner” of RANDOM DAMAGE guitarist Dean Boland’s solo album!

HUSH „Mirage“ – release: 23.11.2007
In 1998 the Norwegian rock band HUSH released their debut “I You Smile” to rave reviews and massive response first in Japan and later in Europe. The band saw the hardcore fans of AOR and Melodic Rock welcome them to the scene as their music left hints of the best bands of the genre (Bad English, Whitesnake, Journey, etc.)

Three years later their anticipated sophomore effort “Hush II” saw the light of day (on Frontiers Records), again to great reviews, and stylistically it was much in the vain of the debut, but still a step further both musically and lyrically.

Now, in 2007, the band once again strikes back with a brand new record called “Mirage”. It’s been in the works for quite some time, but the band wanted the record to sound good in the best possible way – and this is what it is all about.

Accompanied to the new release, “HUSH 2” and “IF YOU SMILE” are available on digital format!

All releases are available in physical and digital format at or lots of other fine shops all around the world!





The long awaited live performance with Joe Shithead Keithley’s Band of Rebels will take place in Vancouver on December 6th at the Plaza Club.  Band of Rebels is Keithley’s solo album that was released this past summer that features many of Vancouver’s best musicians.  Many of whom will be performing at the CD release party, which is also Sudden Death Record ’s Christmas party, DVD live recording event and a benefit for Canabas Canada.  The event will also include guest speaker Marc Emery and band Aging Youth Gang.

Band of Rebels includes:

The Great Baldini on drums (D.O.A.), Black Jacques Chirac on bass , CHON (D.O.A., Be Good Tanyas), Randy Rampage-vocals and bass (D.O.A., Annhilator, SF9), Chris Gestrin-keyboards (Jim Byrnes Band), Kuba Ohms-vocals (Velvet), Sho Murray-vocals (Shocore), Kevin Kane-vocals (Grapes of Wrath), John Korsrud-trumpet (Hard Rubber Orchestra), Liam MacDonald-percussion (Bocephus King), Jesse Zubot-violin (Zubot and Dawson), Coco Love Alcorn-vocals, Adam Bartlett-vocals (Adamnation), Bill Runge-saxaphone (Hard Rubber Orchestra) and Jeremy Holmes-standup bass (Bughouse Five).

Keithley is ecstatic to have many of the artists on the album come out and join him on stage for one night only. “Here’s my chance to show off this wild musical collective known as the Band of Rebels.  Everybody involved is so busy that this will have to be our One Show World Tour!”

Secondhand Serenade To Play “MTVu WOODIES” Pre-Show Tonight * “A Twist In My Story” Out February 5th!

Secondhand Serenade will be playing a special acoustic set at the “MTVu WOODIES” Pre-Show tonight at Spotlight Live in NYC. Secondhand joins the likes of Rilo Kiley, Lupe Fiasco, Spank Rock, Tokyo Police Club and The Academy Is… as the soundtrack for a monster night of live music. Full press release is below.
Secondhand Serenade’s new album A Twist In My Story is set for a February 5th, 2008 release on Glassnote/East West. Produced by Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves) and Butch Walker (Avril, All American Rejects), A Twist In My Story is the follow up to Seconhand’s self produced acoustic debut Awake and features Secondhand Serenade aka John Vesely playing with a full band for the first time on record.
Adding to an already stellar assemblage of emerging and established acts dominating the college music scene, today mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announced that two more acclaimed performers have joined the 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards” bill: Rilo Kiley and Lupe Fiasco.  Perennial college favorites Rilo Kiley are riding high off their recent breakout release “Under the Blacklight,” and Lupe Fiasco is mounting an attack on the college charts with his brand new, red hot single, “Superstar.”  These acts will take the stage tonight at New York’s Roseland Ballroom along with Tokyo Police Club, The Academy Is… and Spank Rock to deliver knockout live performances to a crowd packed full of college students and their favorite emerging artists. 

Now in their fourth year, the “mtvU Woodie Awards” are the only awards honoring the music college students live their lives to – and a launching pad where the stars of tomorrow are anointed by the prophets of new music.  Presenters and attendees on hand for the seminal college music event will include Annie Lennox, Q-Tip, Gym Class Heroes, Peter and Bjorn, Talib Kweli, Tom Delonge and Dave Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves, Guster, EL-P, Say Anything, Boys Like Girls, Motion City Soundtrack, Cage, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Kidz in the Hall and other surprise guests.

The monster night of live music will kick off with Secondhand Serenade (singer-songwriter John Vesely) delivering a special acoustic performance at an exclusive Woodies pre-party, sponsored by Citi, taking place at Spotlight Live in Times Square just hours before the main show begins.  World renowned dj RJD2 will then get the party started at Roseland, spinning a mix of Woodie-nominated artists and songs for the college crowd as the start of the 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards” draws near.  All this will set the stage for a memorable concert event and awards show with college students in front of the camera and behind the scenes, presenting, introducing and honoring their favorite music and acts.

The 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards” will premiere simultaneously on mtvU and Thursday, November 15th at 8pm ET.  MTV will debut a special 30 minute version of the 2007 “mtvU Woodies” Saturday, November 17th at 10pm ET / PT.  The special will have an encore run on MTV2 November 18th at 12:30am ET / PT.

Top nominees for the 2007 “mtvU Woodie Awards” include The Shins, with three nominations, and Modest Mouse, Gym Class Heroes, Lily Allen, Justice, Linkin Park and The Academy Is…, which each picked up two nods.  Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, Lil’ Wayne, Bright Eyes, The Knife, Common, Klaxons, M.I.A., Spoon, CSS, The Rapture, TV on the Radio, Thom Yorke and Paramore were all nominated as well.  Nearly fifty emerging and influential artists are nominated for the fourth annual “mtvU Woodies.”  Full info on nominees, performers and more is available at

The fourth-annual “mtvU Woodie Awards” is sponsored by Citi, Ford College Student Purchase Program, Garnier Fructis, Sony Playstation, T-Mobile, Windows Live Messenger and American Airlines, the official airline of the 2007 mtvU Woodies.


For the next 10 days, eyes raised to the skies above Los Angeles’ famous crossing of Hollywood & Vine will see something new and unusual: a giant, one-of-a-kind Beatles flag flying high atop the landmark Capitol Records tower.  The unique, 12-foot by 18-foot flag was raised by Ringo Starr at 12pm PDT today.

The world’s only official Beatles flag will remain raised above Capitol Records until next Friday, November 16 to celebrate today’s release by Apple Corps Ltd./EMI of The Beatles’ classic 1965 film ‘Help!’ on DVD, digitally restored with a newly created 5.1 soundtrack. 

A charitable auction, benefiting The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation, launches on eBay today at 3pm PST.  The auction lot includes the ‘Help!’ flag, bearing the classic artwork of The Beatles’ 1965 movie, a luxurious trip for two to London, England and a deluxe, limited edition ‘Help!’ DVD boxed set.  Beatles fans around the world can place bids now until 3pm PST on November 16, 2007, when the listing ends. All bidders will be pre-qualified through Kompolt Online Auction Agency (

In addition to becoming the proud owner of the unique flag, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Ringo Starr, and a limited edition ‘Help!’ boxed set, the charity auction’s top bidder and a guest will enjoy a special VIP tour of world-famous Abbey Road Studios while on holiday in London.

Visit for more information or to place a bid.

All proceeds from the charity auction will directly benefit The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation. For more information, visit


JOLLY JAM 2007; ‘TIS THE SEASON WITH REASONS TO PARTY In support of SickKid’s Hospital Foundation, the Daily Bread Food Bank & Interval House – Hosted by Miss Teen Canada Int’l Cassandra Paletta

—- Jolly Jam 2007 is a holiday fundraising event showcasing some of Toronto’s best musical talent while raising money and awareness for numerous charities in one night! This year’s Jolly Jam is in support of SickKid’s Hospital Foundation, the Daily Bread Food Bank and Interval House

Hosted by Miss Teen Canada Int’l 2008 Cassondra Paletta our musical line up includes performances by SPANC, Proxy Set, Eden Ants, Sarah Teitel, Orbital Groove, DJ Hot Body and Special Guest – Winner of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award and the Grand Prize Winner of Toronto’s IndieWeek Peter Katz

Jolly Jam is happening Wednesday, December 5th at Grace O’Malley’s, 14 Duncan St. Toronto Advance tickets are 12$ and 15$ at the door and doors open at 7:30. All ticket proceeds are in support of SickKid’s Hospital Foundation. Bring a non perishable food item or unwrapped toy for donation to the Daily Bread Food Bank and Interval House and you will receive a free raffle ticket per donation. You may win one of our awesome draw prizes. Jolly Jam has received a total value of $3000 in draw prizes this year!

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! However when you are a family with sick child, homeless or in need it can be an even more difficult time. We hope you will come together with Jolly Jam for an exciting night and in return help others in need. Tis’ the season to be jolly lets make Jolly Jam 2007 ours!

Radiohead: 7-CD Box Set / USB Stick / Digital Bundle Avail. Dec. 10

For the first time all six of Radiohead’s Parlophone studio albums (‘Pablo Honey’, ‘The Bends’, ‘OK Computer’, ‘Kid A’, ‘Amnesiac’, and ‘Hail To The Thief’) plus live album (‘I Might Be Wrong’) will be available together in a specially packaged box set from December 10th, featuring original artwork in exclusive digipack sleeves, which is available for pre-order as of today from

Also released for pre-order on the same day, with the same contents, is a strictly limited edition Radiohead USB Stick, the first to hold a major global artist’s entire back catalogue at CD-quality WAV files and digital artwork on a 4Gb memory stick. The highly collectable USB Stick is in the shape of the iconic Radiohead ‘bear’ and will be exclusively available from < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Also available exclusively at on December 10th is a digital bundle of all seven albums, as DRM-free 320kbps mp3 files, accompanied by digital artwork.


Purchasers of the limited edition physical Box Sets will be given access to stream special footage via ‘Digital Insert’ technology. 


The Box Set, USB Stick and Digital Bundle provide music fans with a unique opportunity to purchase the complete Parlophone album collection by the most feted, innovative and influential band of recent years.


Miles Leonard, Managing Director Parlophone, said of the releases, “We are delighted to offer new and existing fans the chance to get Radiohead’s albums in a box set. We are particularly excited about the USB stick, which gives fans an easy and portable way to carry the box set and provides another way of bridging the world between on-line and off-line content.”


From their beginnings in < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Oxford in the early 1990s, Radiohead have been pushing the boundaries of music for more than fifteen years, in the process becoming the most acclaimed band of modern times, with their albums consistently voted amongst the best of all time. In a reader poll of the greatest albums of all time in Q Magazine in 2006, ‘OK Computer’ and ‘The Bends’ occupied numbers 1 and 2 respectively, with ‘Kid A’ at No.10, whilst in a separate poll for the 2005 Channel 4 programme ‘The 100 Greatest Albums’, ‘OK Computer’ was also voted No.1.



‘Pablo Honey’ (1993) includes the single ‘Creep’

‘The Bends’ (1995) includes singles ‘High and Dry,’ ‘Fake Plastic Trees,’ ‘Just,’ ‘Street Spirit,’ ‘My Iron Lung’

‘OK Computer’ (1997), includes singles ‘Paranoid Android,’ ‘Karma Police,’ ‘No Surprises’

‘Kid A’ (2000)

‘Amnesiac’ (2001), includes singles ‘Pyramid Song,’ ‘Knives Out’

‘I Might Be Wrong – Live Recordings’ (2001)

‘Hail To The Thief’ (2003), includes singles ‘There There,’ ‘Go To Sleep, ‘2 + 2 = 5’


As Tall As Lions Announce Dates w/Silverchair

As Tall As Lions have announced some December tour dates with Silverchair and The Receiving End Of Sirens – All confirmed dates are below. The band will release a new digital EP entitled Into The Flood November 29th on Triple Crown/East West and Stereogum has debuted a new track “Into The Flood” here:

ATAL recorded the EP with Mike Watts over a six day period in October at Vudu Studios in Long Island and are excited for their fans to get a taste of something new before they hibernate in early 2008 to record the follow up to 2006’s self titled LP. 
Into The Flood Track Listing:
1. 505
2. Into The Flood
3. We’re The Ones That Keep You Warm At Nite
4. Breakers
5. Blacked Out

Confirmed Tour Dates:
12/7/2007 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH w/Silverchair
12/8/2007 House Of Blues  Cleveland, OH w/Silverchair
12/11/2007 Music Mill Indianapolis, IN w/Silverchair
12/13/2007 Toad’s Place  New Haven, CT w/The Receiving End of Sirens
12/14/2007 The Living Room Providence, RI w/The Receiving End of Sirens
12/15/2007 The Station Portland, ME w/The Receiving End of Sirens
12/16/2007 School of Rock South Hackensack, NJ w/The Receiving End of Sirens
12/18/2007 The Loft @ The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY w/The Receiving End of Sirens

Vice Music is ecstatic to announce their newest signing, The Raveonettes. With three critically acclaimed releases under their belt and over 170,000 records sold in the US, the Danish rock duo will release Lust Lust Lust in early 2008, with a US tour to follow.

The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo met in Copenhagen in 2001 and recorded their first EP, Whip it On. Soon after, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke discovered them at Denmark’s SPOT festival and his high praise gained the attention of major labels and magazines.�Chain Gang of Love, the band’s first full-length record, was released in 2003 and the follow up, Pretty in Black, in 2005.�

The Raveonettes are recognized and praised for their signature blend of two part harmonies, lo-fi garage sound and 60s noir aesthetic. Comparisons have been drawn to everyone from the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Velvet Underground and Suicide to Buddy Holly, the Shangri-Las and Ronnie Spektor. In 2003, the Raveonettes’ won a Danish Music Award when Whip It On was named “Best Album of the Year”.

The Axe Attack Is Back! ’80s Rock Legends Axe Return To The Stage

Rock and Roll is alive and well and living in Texas with the return of ’80s rock legends Axe. Known for such classic rock anthems as “Rock and Roll Party In The Streets” and “Battles”, Axe has reformed and are now prepared to take the rock world by storm. The band recently performed several special engagements and the reaction has been none less than fervid! When Axe this Summer opened for Queensryche at Sunken Garden Amphitheater in San Antonio to an attendance of over 5,000, and reportedly the audience literally went wild. Six weeks later, Axe was back in San Antonio headling at Hemisfair Park to a capacity crowd. And again, the band showed its magic and held the audience in their hands.

Andy Laudano of Harder Beat Magazine (Dallas/Ft. Worth) said the following of Axe’s performance at The Rockyard on August 15, 2007, “Easily one of the best hard rock acts of the early ’80s, Axe had the ability to combine great songwriting with strong melodies, powerful guitars and tasteful keyboards. Recently, Bob Harris (vocals/keyboards) and Brad Banhagel (guitar/vocals) put the band back together with the blessing of founder Bobby Barth. The current line-up also includes Chris Lewis (drums), Dave Landis (guitar), Alex Salinas (keyboards) and newest member, Tommy Luna (bass). Anyone who wasn’t there for Axe’s recent show in Ft. Worth, really missed out. This band sounds fantastic! Highlights included ‘Battles’, ‘Forever’, ‘Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire’, ‘Sting Of The Rain’ and the classic ‘Rock and Roll Party In The Streets’.

Pete with Nikita Productions says of the band …”Having produced and promoted Axe on two explosive concerts this year at Sunken Garden and Hemisfair Park, I can easily say that his is one of the greatest national bands to work with. With their combined vocals and musical talents, the band rocks viciously, throwing in some of their ballads that really touch the soul. Great guys, great sound!”

Axe was formed in 1978 from the ashes of a mid-western band called Babyface and began recording their first album Axe in 1979. The band’s debut album garnered rave reviews from the music press, and in support of the release, Axe started a tour that lasted until 1984! Their second album, Living On The Edge, followed in 1980, and once again, the reaction was positive. In 1981, Axe changed labels and recorded Offering for ATCO Atlantic which featured the hit “Rock and Roll Party In the Streets”. The song reached #59 on the Billboard charts and was one of the most-played-songs in 1982 – it became a nationwide rock anthem. After 19 months of touring with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Scorpions, ZZ Top, Kiss, Cheap Trick, Def Leopard, Queensryche and Motley Crue, among others, it was time to record the fourth Axe album – Nemesis. Continued success meant more touring. Unfortunately, around this time, band leader Bobby Barth was seriously injured in a car crash which also tragically took the life of guitar player, Michael Osborne. This accident led to Barth disbanding Axe and later joining Blackfoot. After his stint with Blackfoot, Barth took his talents to Australia to join Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), hitting the Top 5 on the Australian charts.

In 1995, Bobby Barth decided to reform the band due to label interests in Europe. It was at that time that Bob Harris joined the band. The band went on to record two original albums and two Greatest Hits albums (MTM Records) and tours of Europe. After the third tour in Europe, Barth and Harris decided to take a break and pursue other projects.

Today, the line up of Axe is Bob Harris (lead vocals/keys), Brad Banhagel (lead vocals/guitar), David Landes (guitar/vocals) who has performed with Simon Wright and Greg T. Walker, Chris “Drumzilla” Lewis (drums) who has performed with Glenn Hughes and Howard Leese of Heart, Tommy Luna (Bass), and Alex Salinas (keys).

To his credit, Bob Harris has performed with some of the greatest artists in the music industry. Covering vocals and keyboards for Frank Zappa , he proved his ability as an outstanding musician and writer. Lending his writing skill and vocal talent to the later recordings, Harris would help define the lasting style and sound that is Axe.

Guitarist/singer Brad Banhagel is an intricate part of the current Axe line-up and conjures visions of classic guitarists as Steve Marriot, Tommy Bolin, Bobby Barth and Jimmy Page. Brad himself has shared the stage and performed with Greg T. Walker (Blackfoot) and Simon Wright (UFO, AC/DC, Dio), and has also worked with Pat Travers, Blackfoot, Thin Lizzy, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Rick Derringer and Warrant. “… Brad is also a very talented singer, guitarist and song writer who deserves to be center stage and I’m sure that that day will come sooner than he thinks.” Rock legend Pat Travers

“When Bob Harris and Brad Banhagel approached me about putting Axe back on the road, I had mixed feelings,” original band leader Bobby Barth recently commented. “It made me re-examine all the years, all the tragedies and triumphs the band has endured. Most American fans of Axe are not aware that the band stopped the day that Michael Osborne was killed. Soon after, Axe was back in both Europe and Japan, releasing another four CDs and touring several times. A lot of the strength that I needed to continue on came from my friendship with Bob Harris and what I consider to be one of the greatest rock voices in the world. We went on over the years to write and produce several records together, both for Axe and for many others. We wrote and produced, what is without a doubt, songs and CD’s that are far superior to anything we recorded in the earlier days of Axe. Those songs, and that later band, were never given a chance here in America, and that is a shame. So it is with that in mind that I give my blessing and lend whatever support to I can to their endeavor, I have their promise to remain true to the music, and you never know when I might show up.”

With the added buzz that Bobby Barth may appear at selected shows, this could prove to be the hottest incarnation of Bobby’s vision of Axe yet!

For more information on Axe and current tour schedule check out the official band websites:
Source: GlassOnyonPR

Led Zeppelin Tickets Still Available!

Just when you thought Led Zeppelin tickets were gone, comes to the rock and roll rescue just in time for the holidays! Alright, so these tickets won’t get you into the band’s forthcoming benefit show at the O2 Arena in London now slated for December 10th… but it’s more than likely they’ll provide a lifetime of happiness and enjoyment adorning your wall of fame. Now’s your chance to own a super collectible ticket plaque featuring tickets from Zeppelin’s slated performances at Chicago Stadium in November of 1980. Or, of course, you can send as a memorable gift to your Led Zeppelin-loving friends! Devout fans know the unfortunate and tragic story of the late and great John Bonham. On September 24th, 1980, it was announced by Chicago radio stations that tickets for four Zeppelin shows (November 10, 12, 13 & 15) would be going on sale the next day via a special mail-order form in the Chicago Tribune. On the day of sale, the excitement was extinguished as fans would learn of the sudden and tragic passing of John Bonham. The shows never happened, yet these tickets were printed for these appearances. The original Zeppelin as we knew it was done…
In 1986, Metro Pulse Inc. acquired them from Chicago Stadium and the rest is (even more…) history. 
Earlier this year, VH1 Classic was so impressed with the offering that they did a major promotion with in conjunction with the station’s airing of the classic movie, The Song Remains The Same. Dozens of lucky winners now possess a rare ticket plaque as a result.
In addition, the ticket plaques were featured giveaways on the popular nationally-syndicated radio show, Nights with Alice Cooper. The show’s contest generated more than 1700 entries and was easily the show’s most popular contest to date. You can hear Alice’s classic promo on the site! He pretends to be fan who’s been in line for the Zeppelin show since 1980! “I have a ticket… when’s the show?”
For more information, check out or call 866-Led-Zepp (866-533-9377).
Source: Albright Entertainment

Fair To Midland Headlining Tour

Fair To Midland will be embarking on their very first headlining tour across the US this December. Vocalist Darroh Sudderth, guitarist Cliff Campbell, bassist Jon Dicken, drummer Brett Stowers and keyboardist Matt Langley will kick off the tour Thursday Dec. 6th at LA’s Troubadour — full tour schedule is below.

On Dec 7, FTM will also perform at the KIOZ Rock Before Christmas Fest in San Diego alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Suicidal Tendencies and Atreyu. 

The band is currently in Europe with Serj Tankian and have also played with the Smashing Pumpkins, Chevelle, Dir En Grey and Flyleaf –all this year–and have performed at this year’s Coachella and Bamboozle, as well as at the UK’s Download Festival and the main stages of both Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park mega-fests.  Not to shabby considering this was also the year they they released their major label debut, Fables From A Mayfly on Universal Republic/Serjical Strike.

FAIR TO MIDLAND Headlining Tour
DEC 6      Los Angeles, CA  @  The Troubadour
DEC 7      San Diego, CA  @  San Diego Sports Arena – KIOZ Rock Before Christmas fest
DEC 8      Phoenix, AZ  @  The Brickhouse
DEC 10    Albuquerque, NM     @  Sunshine Theater
DEC 13    Madison, WI  @  High Noon
DEC 14    Flint, MI  @  Machine Shop
DEC 15    Libertyville, IL  @  Austin’s Saloon
DEC 16    St. Paul, MN  @  Station 4
DEC 18    Cedar Falls, IA  @  The Reverb
DEC 20    Jackson, MS  @  Club Fire (Rock 93.9 Twisted Christmas show)
DEC 26    Dallas, TX  @  House of Blues
DEC 29    Houston, TX  @  Fitzgerald’s

Listen to “Dance of the Manatee”
from Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True

Ringo Starr’s “Liverpool 8” To Be Released January 15

On January 15 (January 14 internationally), Ringo Starr will release Liverpool 8, his first new album with Capitol/EMI since 1974’s Goodnight Vienna.  Liverpool 8 will be available worldwide on CD and digitally, and the album’s title track will debut as a digital single on December 4. Starr will launch the album with a hometown performance on January 12 to commence Liverpool’s 2008 Capital of Culture celebrations.

Liverpool 8, also the title of the album’s upbeat, vibrant lead track, “refers to the section of Liverpool where I used to live,” explains Ringo. “The song was actually Dave Stewart’s idea, as a mini autobiographical travelogue: ‘I was a sailor first…’ and then, ‘Liverpool I left you’ – because I did. ‘but I never let you down,’  which is true.”

Although Starr and Stewart have known each other for years, this is the first time they have collaborated. It began when Dave asked Ringo to lay down some drums on a track Stewart had done with George Harrison. “After I did the drums I asked Dave to add some guitars to my album, which Mark Hudson and I were working on at Mark’s Whatinthewhathe? Studio in LA. After Mark and I parted ways, Dave and I took over producing the record,” Starr said. Then added in his trademark wit, “and that’s why the credits say: Produced by Ringo Starr and Mark Hudson and Over-produced by Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart.”

Liverpool 8’s 12 original tracks were all co-written by Starr and were recorded in England and in California. “The writing of the records is always the same,” Ringo explains, “it’s the same group of guys and we all sit together and write about what’s happening.” That “group of guys” who joined Starr on the album’s songwriting and recording are (in alphabetical order): Gary Burr, Steve Dudas, Mark Hudson, Sean Hurley, Zac Rae, and Dave Stewart.

Since beginning his career in the 1960s with The Beatles, Ringo Starr has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries.  Starr has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter and drummer, an active musical collaborator, and as an actor.  Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n’ roll, Starr continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording and touring. His last studio album, Choose Love, was released in 2005.

Ringo has said that as time goes on there is more and more of his personality in his music, and the songs on Liverpool 8 feel personal. Starr’s candor, wit and soul are evident in the lyrics and the heartbeat of every song; I always followed my heart and I never missed a beat. Peace and love are Ringo Starr’s primary life beats, and Liverpool 8 propels this universal message in each of its evocative songs, which are imbued with joy, insight, reflection and wisdom from the music icon the world knows and loves simply as ‘Ringo.’  

Ringo Starr: Liverpool 8

1.   Liverpool 8
2.   Think About You
3.   For Love
4.   Now That She’s Gone Away
5.   Gone Are The Days
6.   Give It A Try
7.   Tuff Love
8.    Harry’s Song
9.    Pasodobles
10.  If It’s Love That You Want
11.  Love Is
12.   R U Ready?

For more information, visit Starr’s official Website:


Silverchair swept the 2007 ARIA Awards in Sydney last night. They won five ARIA’s – more than any other artist this year. Most significantly the band took out the prestigious Album Of The Year award for their acclaimed Young Modern. While they’ve had five chart topping albums over their career this was actually the first time that any Silverchair release has received that honor.
They received the following awards:
Album Of The Year
Best Group
Single Of The Year
Best Rock Album
Highest Selling Single
This extraordinary achievement makes Silverchair the most successful artist in the entire history of the ARIA Awards. Last night’s haul took the band’s career tally to 19 eclipsing John Farnham’s previous record of 18 career gongs. Silverchair opened the Awards telecast with a memorable performance of “Straight Lines” and set the tone for a very special night that cemented Silverchair in their rightful place as one of the most acclaimed and successful bands in Australian music history
The ARIA’s capped the busiest few months of the band’s entire career. They have toured non-stop over the last 16 weeks racking up nearly 60 shows around the world including international festival appearances and their hugely successful “Across The Great Divide” tour with co-headliners, Powderfinger. Those shows came to an end on Friday night in Silverchair’s home town of Newcastle.
Upcoming US Tour Dates:
(additional dates to be announced soon)
11/14 – Anaheim, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV: The Joint
11/16 – San Diego, CA: House Of Blues (SOLD OUT)
11/18 – San Francisco, CA: The Independent (SOLD OUT)
11/20 – Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern
11/21 – Tempe, AZ: Marquee Theatre
11/23 – Salt Lake City, UT: The Venue
11/24 – Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre
11/26 – Oklahoma City, OK: Diamond Ballroom
11/27 – Austin, TX: La Zona Rosa
11/28 – Houston, TX: Meridian
11/29 – New Orleans, LA: House Of Blues
12/01 – Orlando, FL: House Of Blues
12/02 – North Myrtle Beach, SC: House Of Blues
12/04 – Norfolk, VA: ODU Constant Convocation Center
12/07 – Columbus, OH: Newport Music Hall
12/08 – Cleveland, OH: House Of Blues
12/11 – Indianapolis, IN: Music Mill
“After five years off, former teen rockers return with a strong, mature album.”- Rolling Stone, 4 out of 5 stars

“[Young] Modern is a polished glam-rock suite, boasting more ecstatic melodies and colorful riffs than their four previous efforts combined…Here’s hoping Silverchair’s second act is just getting started.”- Entertainment Weekly, A-

“‘Young Modern’ has reestablished Daniel Johns and crew as a commercial force, exhibiting a lush, mature sound …”- Los Angeles Times

“{On Daniel Johns} Two scoops of yum with a meow on top!”- Perez Hilton

Tera Wray to guest on The Morbio Punk Show

Pleasure Productions contract girl, Tera Wray, will be a guest on the upcoming Morbio Punk show this Friday to talk about her latest DVD, Tattooed & Tight 2. The Morbio Punk show airs every Friday live on PRC from 4-6 pm EST. Tera will be following Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello.
Hosted by two Irish punks who don’t know what they’re doing – DJ Mickey Sullz, and DJ Mickey Dalez – is Punk Radio Cast’s premier, comedic, punk rock show. With comedic skits from The Morbio Troupe, punk music (which means anything) and interviews, Morbio Punk kicks off your Friday evening like no other show could. Tune in at .
Tattooed & Tight 2 was just released last week and features Tera Wray. Go to for more info.

As Tall As Lions Announce “Into The Flood” EP

As Tall As Lions are set to release a new digital EP entitled Into The Flood November 29th on Triple Crown/East West. The band  recorded the EP with Mike Watts over a six day period in October at Vudu Studios in Long Island and are excited for their fans to get a taste of something new before they hibernate in early 2008 to record the follow up to 2006’s self titled LP.
“These new recordings are filled with life” says lead singer Daniel Nigro, “For the first time during the recording of Into The Flood we were able to let go of our perfectionist approach to recording and just play. We tried not to over-analyze the tones or the performances which led these songs to flow closer to what you see at our live show.”
Into The Flood Track Listing:
1. 505
2. Into The Flood
3. We’re The Ones That Keep You Warm At Nite
4. Breakers
5. Blacked Out 
“So how did As Tall As Lions make out (At CMJ 2007)? In short, the band was a revelation…{ATAL} have been touring relentlessly since last summer’s release of “As Tall As Lions” (East West), and on Friday they played with confidence and a dash of style, running through a dynamic, 50-minute set of ethereal melodies, quiet interludes and explosive crescendos.” – Newsday
“Catchy tracks like ‘Love, Love, Love (Love Love)’ and ‘Milk & Honey’ show off vocalist Daniel Nigro’s unbridled Jeff Buckley-esque range while ‘Ghosts Of York’ and ‘Be Here Now’ hit a more mainstream mark with conviction and clarity of an act twice their senior.” – Alternative Press, 5 out of 5
“{On As Tall As Lions} the band sounds huge – loads of minute sonic detail and layers of overdubs creates a rich tapestry of sounds…” Pitchfork

The Pierces Perform On GOSSIP GIRL * New Video For “Sticks & Stones”

New York City’s favorite sister act The Pierces will appear on the December 5th episode of the hit CW TV show GOSSIP GIRLS playing two of their songs “Secret” and “Three Wishes.” GOSSIP GIRLS is the #1 new show on TV with teens and is currently the #1 most downloaded show at iTunes. The Pierces will appear as the band playing the Debutante Ball in the episode titled “Hi, Society.” Still pictures from the taping are available upon request.
More info on GOSSIP GIRLS:
Based on the popular series of young-adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar and executive produced by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”), “Gossip Girl” is a one-hour drama based on the lives of the privileged prep school teens on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Allison and Catherine wish you a Happy Halloween and urge you to check out their spooky new video for “Sticks & Stones” which was shot by Steve Birnbaum in the corn fields of rural Pennsylvania this month. Check out the video here:
Thirteen Tales Of Love and Revenge is out now on Lizard King/East West
“Thirteen Tales Of Love and Revenge blends Southern gothic and NYC bohemian into a poppy, sometimes creepy, sorta rustic, always intoxicating brew.” Harp
“Forget Paris and Nicky. In a sane world, paparazzi would spend their nights stampeding after a different pair of sisters: Alabama-bred, New York-based Allison and Catherine Pierce. Thirteen Tales showcases the Pierces’ genius for high harmonies, taut song craft and noirish comedy.” Blender
“{Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge} should earn the Pierces a place alongside fellow Big Apple eccentrics like Nellie McKay and Regina Spektor.” Spin