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Friday, June 4, 2010

Rock News for Friday 4th June, 2010

Extreme’s 'Take Us Alive' Concert Premieres on the HDNet Concert Series June 6th at 8:30 PM EST.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (June 3, 2010) - Multi-platinum band EXTREME’s newly released live concert DVD 'Take Us Alive,' will premiere on the HDNet Concert Series, June 6th at 8:30 PM ET.

The band performed and recorded this "in your face" live concert in their hometown of Boston at the House of Blues. This is EXTREME’s first live DVD/CD showcasing their flawless performance of all their biggest hits, including "Hole Hearted," "Get the Funk Out," and the number one hit "More than Words," as well as songs from all their records.

HDNet is your exclusive, high definition home for popular, critically acclaimed original programming and will be broadcasting a tailored version of EXTREME's 'Take Us Alive' concert starting in June. If you miss the first airing, the concert will repeat that night as well as on June 13th at 5:50 PM ET followed by a regular rotation so check the listings.

HDNet Take Us Alive trailer:

The HDNet networks are available in the U.S. and Canada via:
* DISH Network
* Charter Communications
* Comcast
* Insight Communications
* Mediacom Communications
* NCTC Affiliated cable systems
* Verizon Fios
* Bell Express Vu
* Star Choice
* Shaw
* Cogeco
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.

Y&T Newsletter time!
Thanks to all who attended the Facemelter CD release concert for another sold out Y&T show at the Fillmore. The band appreciates the love and support you all showed for the new material. The band was thrilled to have their buddy Don Dokken open the show, and what a great job he did.
Y&T also included a fitting tribute to Ronnie James Dio.
You can see a video clip of Y&T's tribute to Dio on the Y&T multimedia page.

Y&T's new album "Facemelter" is receiving rave reviews from the European & American media. The first week of its release, Facemelter entered the Sweden metal charts at #3, the Swedish album charts at #21, #40 in Germany, #67 in the Netherlands. You can see the track listing and hear a preview of the songs on the Y&T web site. Facemelter was released May 21st on Frontiers Records, and on Meanstreak Music Co in the US.
The Japanese release is June 23 on King Records. The US version is available from our web store.

Y&T's new Facemelter shirt is so hot that we've already sold out!!! Place your order now as the next batch will be available to ship mid-June.

The new shirts sport the Facemelter cover art (created by John Taylor Dismukes) on the front and tour dates on the back. New shirts for the ladies are also available with the gold Y&T logo and the Facemelter title on the front. Visit our web store to see all the new items and hear a preview of the album.

Details for each of the shows below are on the TOUR DATES page of the web site.

2010 - Stay tuned...more 2010 shows to come!

July 2010
July 16 ~ Portland, OR - Peter's Room @ Roseland Theater
July 17 ~ Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
July 18 ~ Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (all ages)
July 21 ~ Dacono, CO - The Roadhouse
July 22 ~ Colorado Springs, CO - SODO
July 24 ~ Wichita, KS - Midwest Rock Fest (all ages)
July 29 ~ Middleton, WI - Scatz Nightclub
July 30 ~ S Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
July 31 ~ Midlothian, IL - Papa T's
Aug. 2010
August 1 ~ Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
August 4 ~ Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
August 5 ~ Allentown, PA - Sterling Rock Room (all ages)
August 6 ~ Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Theatre (16 & over)
August 7 ~ New York, NY - BB King Blues Club (all ages)
August 8 ~ Springfield, VA - Jaxx
August 11 ~ Fort Worth, TX - Rock Dogs
August 12 ~ Corpus Christi, TX - Zeros Hardrock Club
August 13 ~ Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
August 14 ~ San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live (all ages)
August 15 ~ El Paso, TX - Zen-Meister Bar
August 19 ~ San Jose, CA - Music in the Park (all ages)
August 20 ~ Reno, NV - New Oasis (all ages show)
August 21 ~ Sacramento, CA - The Crest Theater (all ages)
August 26 ~ Hollywood, CA - Key Club
August 27 ~ Tempe, AZ - Club Red
August 28 ~ Las Vegas, NV - Feelgoods

Nov. 2010
November 19 ~ Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
November 20 ~ Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre
June 2010
June 10 ~ Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 12 ~ Donington, UK - Download Festival
June 13 ~ Taino (VA), Italy - Festa della Birra (free show)
June 15 ~ Koln, Germany - Underground Cologne
June 16 ~ Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon Podium
June 17 ~ Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
June 19 ~ Clisson, France - Hellfest

Sept. 2010
September 27 ~ Belfast, N Ireland - Spring & Airbrake
September 28 ~ Dublin, Ireland - The Village
September 30 ~ Cardiff, Wales, UK - Millennium Music Hall + special guest Tigertailz
Oct. 2010
October 1 ~ Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
October 2 ~ Bradford, UK - Bradford Rio's
October 7 ~ Glasgow, Scotland, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow
October 8 ~ Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy Newcastle
October 9 ~ Nottingham, UK - Rock City
October 12 ~ Ipswich, UK - Corn Exchange
October 14 ~ Southampton, UK - The Brook
October 15 ~ Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy Birmingham
October 16 ~ London, UK - O2 Academy Islington
October 20 ~ Paris, France - Le Trabendo
October 22 ~ Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
October 23 ~ Uden, Netherlands - De Pul
October 25 ~ Verviers, Belgium - Spirit of 66
October 26 ~ Bruchsal, Germany - Fabrik
October 28 ~ Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice Music Hall
October 29 ~ Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
October 30 ~ Isernhagen, Germany - Blues Garage
Nov. 2010
November 2 ~ Hamburg, Germany - Ballroom Hamburg
November 5 ~ Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Devizio
November 6 ~ Valencia, Spain - Durango Club
November 7 ~ Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken + special guest Lynch Mob
*Schedule subject to change. Be sure to verify with each venue.*
Check the web site TOUR DATES page for the most up-to-date concert information.
Thanks for your support!

Black Country Communion, yes, really and the album should be out in September!

Yes, I know I already plugged this a week ago, but it really looks like it's on and sounds promising!

Black Country Communion is a devastating head-on collision between American and British rock influences—a true supergroup that delivers a titanic rock experience greater than the sum of its supremely talented parts.

The seed for Black Country Communion was planted when legendary frontman and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Hughes / Thrall, Trapeze) and master blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa combined forces on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event.

The brainchild of producer Kevin Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Journey, Led Zeppelin), the band added to its rock lineage with powerhouse drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, UFO, Foreigner) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre, Billy Idol, Alice Cooper).
Named after the industrial area in Britain where both Hughes and Bonham were born and raised, Black Country Communion began rehearsing and recording tracks written by both Bonamassa and Hughes at Shangri-La Studios in early 2010.
Their new Album, which has yet to be named, will debut in September 2010.

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