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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rock News for Wednesday 10th March, 2010

Frontiers Records to release new EXTREME Live DVD and CD recorded August 8th, 2009 in Boston!
“Take Us Alive”
Napoli, March 2010 – Reunited Massachusetts hard rockers EXTREME will release the "Take Us Alive" live 2CD and DVD on April 23 in Europe and May 4 in the U.S. via Frontiers Records.

In 2008, following a 13-year hiatus, EXTREME returned to the stage for its "Take Us Alive" world tour, which encompassed 75 cities and multiple continents in support of the band's new record, "Saudades de Rock".
This recording captures EXTREME at the peak of its game with a renewed enthusiasm led by Gary Cherone's spellbinding stage performance and powerful vocals, Nuno Bettencourt's ferocious guitar, Pat Badger's flawless bass and Kevin Figueiredo's pounding drums and spot-on back-up vocals.

This brilliant performance was recorded on the last night of their tour at the House of Blues on August 8, 2009 in EXTREME's hometown of Boston.

"We wanted to do something really special for our hometown fans that were there for us since the beginning… the club days," states Nuno. "It was the last night of the tour and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing it back to where it all started… Boston."

The concert showcases material from all five EXTREME albums and exhibits the band's broad stylistic abilities. Features include a blistering rendition of the Led Zeppelin-minded "Comfortably Dumb", the scorching "Play With Me", the funked-up "Cupid's Dead" as well as the anthemic "Get The Funk Out". Songs like EXTREME's #1 hit "More Than Words" and the Top 5 single "Hole Hearted" highlight the crowds enthusiasm and loyal support their fan base has had for this beloved foursome.

"As much as we enjoy recording, for me, I've always loved playing live for the fans," Cherone says. "We couldn't wait to get out there and play for our fans."

The DVD will contain four unreleased bonus videos from "Saudades de Rock" — "King of the Ladies", "Interface", "Run" and "Ghost". The clips were produced by Nuno Bettencourt.

"This DVD/CD is a culmination of all the years we played together and the chemistry the four of us put out live," explains Bettencourt.
"Take Us Alive" concert track listing:
01. Decadence Dance
02. Comfortably Dumb
03. Rest in Peace
04. It's a Monster
05. Star
06. Tell me Something I Don't Know
07. Medley - Kid Ego / Little Girls / Teacher's Pet
08. Play With Me
09. Midnight Express
10. More Than Words
11. Ghost
12. Cupid's Dead
13. Take us Alive
14. Flight of the Wounded Bumblebee
15. Get the Funk Out
16. Am I Ever Gonna Change
17. Hole Hearted

Bonus music videos (DVD only)
18. King of the Ladies
19. Interface
20. Run
21. Ghost
Watch Youtube DVD teaser

About Extreme:
To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide. They also achieved a #1 hit single, “More Than Words”—from their 1990 multi-platinum album Extreme II: Pornograffitti—on the Billboard Hot 100, which they followed with the Top Five “Hole Hearted.” Although these two acoustic hits brought the band great mainstream success, the band’s trademark sound has always been more a mix of hard rock funk—fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums.

Z-Rock 2010 Line up confirmed

The controversial UK festival Z-Rock have announced the line up for 2010.
Many people have voiced opinions about this festival in the past, about bands pulling out and line up constantly changing, non payments to bands, etc, but all that said it does seem that each year the event takes place, people say they had a great time!
Last years event was headlined by John Waite, but many people lauded the talents of the band Newman, as the standout act of the day. 
Here's the flyer for Z-Rock 2010:

I Wanna Rock Live .., in Vegas!

In world full of imitation and impersonators, it’s nice to know you can still have the opportunity to see and hear the real thing. In 'I WANNA ROCK!'

LIVE! … you’ll get to do just that. This exclusive show at the Las Vegas Hilton offers up some of the biggest stars in rock music performing their biggest hits … one after the other, in a solid night of REAL ROCKSTARS and MEGA HITS. The show stars Twisted Sister frontman and all-around heavy metal icon, Dee Snider, and Lita Ford, former lead guitarist for The Runaways, who then went on to a successful solo rock career. They’ll be joined by Jeff Keith, lead singer of Tesla, and Mark Slaughter of the group Slaughter. If you like rock, don’t accept second best … you deserve the REAL ROCKSTARS and the MEGA HITS. Don’t miss this special event in the Hilton Theater.

Date: March 26-27, 2010
Time: 8:00PM
Price: $29 - $49 (plus tax and service charge)
Location: Las Vegas Hilton Theater

Book today! Please call the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office (24 hours a day) at 800-222-5361 for tickets or click here to buy tickets online. COMING SOON!

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