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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rock News for Saturday 20th March, 2010

Stone Temple Pilots new album cover final artwork and details, plus full tour dates

(Album artwork by Shepard Fairey (Obey Fame))

Atlantic recording group STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold “Shangri-La Dee Da.” The new album – which will be released on MAY 25th – will render the magic that has established the band as a dominate force in the rock scene for the past two decades, featuring tracks that original bassist, guitarist and vocalist, Robert DeLeo recently admitted to SPIN magazine as musically reminiscent of “Paul Revere and the Raiders” driven by the sound of the sixties.
Full Tracklisting:

Between The Lines
Take A Load Off
Huckleberry Crumble
Hickory Dichotomy
Dare If You Dare
Hazy Daze
Fast As I Can
First Kiss On Mars

STP kicked off their North American tour with a special SXSW showcase at famed Austin Music Hall on March 18th. See below/attached for more information, tour details and press tools. (Album artwork by Shepard Fairy; photo credit: Chapman Baehler.)

Stone Temple Pilots comprises all four original band members:

Scott Weiland – lead vocals
Robert DeLeo – bass, guitar, vocals
Deab DeLeo – guitar
Eric Kretz – drums, percussion


*Earned 15 top 10 singles (six of which were #1)
*Sold over 35 million albums worldwide
* Multiple Grammy nominations and win for "Best Hard Rock Performance" for 'Plush'
*Winner of two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, two Billboard Video Awards, and an MTV Video Music Award

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS On Tour 2010 (Remaining dates)
MARCH 2010
20 Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
22 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
24 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Centre
26 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
27 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
30 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
31 Detroit, MI Fillmore
MAY 2010
23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Heart - Behind the Music Remastered airs Saturday 20th March, 2010 on VH1 Classic.

Described by VH1 as the 'First Sisters of Rock and Roll,' Heart's Behind the Music episode revealing everything you wanted to know - well, that VH1 is allowed to air! - on what went down when, all about those video's and more!
The show will be on VH1 tonight - Saturday 20th March - at 10pm EST / 9pm CST.
Here's a sneak peak ahead of the show:
Catch Heart on tour this year:


British singer-songwriter and rock icon BILLY IDOL will debut a new powerhouse band when he hits the road this summer with performances at major music festivals throughout Europe, with North American dates set to follow.
In addition to his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass and Derek Sherinian on keyboards, IDOL will be joined on this trek by acclaimed guitarist Billy Morrison and drummer Jeremy Colson. Morrison, one of the founders of Camp Freddy and front man for Circus Diablo, has previously played in The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny and Into a Circle, while Colson is Morrison’s collaborator in Circus Diablo and is known for his work with Steve Vai, with whom he’s worked since 2002.

The 2010 summer tour will kick off with a pair of shows in Russia (Moscow on June 5 and St. Petersburg on June 7), to be followed with a performance at the Malmo Sweden Rock Festival and his second appearance at the Download Festival at Donington Park in his native U.K.

European tour stops include multiple dates in Germany, along with Switzerland, Serbia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, among others.

Look for the U.S. dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
The European tour dates are as follows:

JUNE 2010
Sat 6/5 Moscow, Russia SCCH Russia.
Mon 6/7 St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Hall.
Wed 6/9 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall.
Sat 6/11 Malmo, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival.
Sun 6/13 Donington Park, UK Download Festival.
Wed 6/16 Nr Nurenburg, Germany Arbenburg, Burg.
Fri 6/18 Athens, Greece Karaiski Stadium.
Sun 6/20 Skopje, Macedonia Skopsko Lizgaliste.
Mon 6/21 Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade Arena .
Tue 6/22 Zagreb, Croatia T Music Festival.
Thu 6/24 Ljubjiana, Slovenia Hala Tivoli.
Fri 6/25 Vienna, Austria Danube Island .
Sun 6/27 Prague, Czech Republic Sasazu.
Tue 6/29 Ravensburg, Germany Oberschubenhalle.
JULY 2010Thu 7/1 Sopron, Hungary Volt Festival.
Sat 7/3 Germany TBA.
Sun 7/4 Bremen, Germany Freeload Festival.
Thu 7/8 Bonn, Germany Museumplatz.
Fri 7/9 Huttweil, Switzerland Rocksound Festival.
Sun 7/11 Weert, Holland Bospop Festival.

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