Saturday, February 6, 2010
Rock News for Saturday 6th February, 2010
Steven Tyler is not suing Aerosmith, but warning issued
It seems the whole shambles that is currently surrounding Aerosmith or maybe moreso, Steven Tyler versus Joe Perry, may soon come to a head.
While at this time Tyler is not suing Aerosmith for going ahead without him, Tyler's lawyer has apparently issued this warning to Aerosmith via the bands management.
Pollstar posted this notice yesterday in their story on current goings on:
Skip Miller (Tyler's attorney), has fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Aerosmith manager Howard Kaufman asking that the Front Line Management co-founder “immediately cease and desist from engaging in acts and conduct to the harm and detriment of your own client, Aerosmith, and our client who is one of its members.”
Pollstar went on to note:
The purported letter, which was alluded to but not confirmed by sources close to both parties, comes on the heels of a flurry of stories suggesting that Aerosmith is, or is about to begin, interviewing singers to temporarily step in for Tyler while he continues recuperating from a broken shoulder and alleged subsequent painkiller addiction.
Full story here: http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2010/02/05/708526.aspx
Have to say that all does not sound good and even if Tyler now comes back on board with Aerosmith, it sounds as if the relationship could be as strained as say the Journey situation between Steve Perry and Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory and also that within Styx between Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw and JY Young.
With all that has gone down already, I think we can probably guess Aerosmith will not be hooking up with Tyler again in the future, unless it's money driven.
Rudolf Schenker launches 'ROCK YOUR LIFE' website
Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker has launched a website, after his book of the same name.
Rock Your Life has all kinds of info on it including meet and greet opportunities for booking signing sessions for his new book about how he views life.
Rock Your Life - This book is not about material success, but about success in life.
No pain, no gain, by the sweat of one’s brow? No way! Rudolf Schenker is living proof that the exact opposite is the case. With strong determination, he followed a different path. His top priority – that he should enjoy what he was doing. In this book, he describes how he came to adopt this maxim, why it works and how you too, can make it your motto in life. It includes a wealth of exciting anecdotes from the 40-year history of his band Scorpions.
Check out the site: http://www.rockyourlife-yeah.com/
WILDESTARR OFFER SMASHING INTRODUCTION WITH FIRST-EVER VIDEO, ‘ARRIVAL’
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the fast-rising metallic duo, WildeStarr, are certainly off to a great start with their recently released clip for the song “Arrival.”
The video is a visually stunning sci-fi work of art combining dark elements of Blade Runner, Batman, The Outer Limits, and classic film noir.
The dramatic visuals are a perfect compliment to the power and intensity of WildeStarr's headbanging fury - and metalheads will soon get the opportunity to check out this striking clip.
WildeStarr's Incredible symphonic melodic metal blends new and old influences to create a unique and original sound.
Comprised of guitarist Dave Starr (who originally came to the attention of metalheads as the bassist for such acts as Vicious Rumors and Chastain) and singer London Wilde (who re-defines female-fronted metal), the group’s debut album, also titled ‘Arrival,’ was just issued on Furnace Maximus Records, and has racked up some impressive accolades.
Just a few of the many comments from the metal community regarding WildeStarr....
Michael Fischer from http://www.knac.com/ says, "WildeStarr ‘Arrival’ is a progressive rock masterpiece! Hands down this is the best record of 2009!”
http://www.whiplash.net/ says, "WildeStarr ‘Arrival’ has such power that this disc has already been considered by many as the best debut of 2009. And this writer fully agrees!"
http://www.concreteweb.be/ adds, "With WildeStarr ‘Arrival,’ you get a truly powerful album which will be instantly liked, nay loved by most power metal fans, and will probably haul over most female-fronted band-haters to the ‘other side’ as well!"
UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore says: "Dave and London open up a big ole can of melodic heavy metal whoop ass on this one. At times the tunes remind me a little of Dream Theater. This CD definitely rocks heavily!" And now with their new video clip for “Arrival,” the duo are geared up to pick up more fans worldwide.
To view the video, please visit http://www.wildestarr.com/
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Sorry, not much other news out there right now really folks!