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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Late Rock News update for Tuesday 3rd August, 2010

Are You A Freak? - Of the Alice Cooper variety?!

Have you ever wanted to perform on stage with Alice Cooper? Well, now's your chance!
Alice is doing a historic Halloween two night stand, 31st October-1st November, at London's legendary Roundhouse featuring the full Theatre of Death show and so much more. Pre-Sale tickets, VIP packages and VIP package upgrades will be available for both the October 31 and November 1 shows starting tomorrow (Wednesday, August 4) at 9 am BST, exclusively on!

Alice is looking to push the boundaries of shock rock once again and wants your help! There will be 5 additional attractions. Some on stage and some in special performance areas. Think freaky circus sideshow...think scary and horrific...think bloody and Halloween. THIS COULD BE YOU!!!

From now till August 7th Alice will be accepting video submissions. We know Britain's Got Talent, but has Britain Got Freaks???? The best will be invited to a live audition on August 9th at... The London Dungeon, 28-34 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SZ at 7pm where they will 'perform' in front of a panel of judges in what will surely be the most bizarre talent show this country has ever seen! The panel will consist of Alice himself along with Nicky Horne, plus others to be announced. The freakiest and most outrageous sideshows will then become part of Alice Cooper's Halloween Night of Fear.
Follow this link for more info:

If you want to enter your video for consideration, please visit our online community, Cooper's Town, and embed your YouTube video on your profile and tag it "Night of Fear."

Also ...

Brand New - Alice Cooper - Website
In addition to Cooper's Town, we have been busy working on a brand new website. It is finally done and up for everyone to see. This is the best place to find out all of the latest updates on Alice. Where and when he is playing, contests, new, and it is integrated with Cooper's Town so you can even see what is going on in there at the same time. Be sure to check out and see what is new.


~Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Nils Lofgren, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, Black Label Society, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Barclay James Harvest, Rory Gallagher, Michael McDonald, Rush, Ronnie Wood, INXS, Dio, Rolling Stones, Twisted Sister, and a very Metal Xmas! ~

Yes indeed! Those very good people at Eagle Rock have a number of new releases coming your way on DVD and Blue Ray for you many rock fans out there! Check out these little beauties on the way!
Some of these you've already seen the full press releases for, but as a friendly reminder, here they are again!

Released on August 3rd, 2010
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / Classic Albums: Damn The Torpedoes / DVD and Blu-ray
Continuing a tradition of highly-acclaimed documentaries, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ Damn The Torpedoes promises to be another welcome addition to the Classic Albums series. Retracing the steps taken to create this enduring American Rock ‘N’ Roll album, Tom Petty, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell and Ron Blair, in addition to co-producer Jimmy Iovine and engineer Shelly Yakus, partake in brand new interviews. Supplemented with new and archival footage, in-depth multi-tape analysis, and 40 minutes of bonus footage, this DVD proves why 30 years later, Damn The Torpedoes stands the test of time.

Released on August 10th, 2010
Nils Lofgren / Cry Tough / 2 DVD
Another welcome addition to Eagle Rock’s Rockpalast DVD series, Nils Lofgren’s Cry Tough is an incredible live showcase of the guitar virtuoso, with performances from 1976, 1979, and 1991. This 2 DVD set, following up concerts from Joan Armatrading, Meat Loaf, Thin Lizzy, and UB40 on the German TV program, captures Lofgren stepping into the spotlight as a soloist, after turns with Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Roy Orbison / The Last Concert / CD
The instantly recognizable vocals, heart-on-sleeve songwriting, and unmistakable style of Roy Orbison is embedded in American’s musical tapestry. The Last Concert, captured from his December 4, 1988 concert in Cleveland, OH, is a perfect homage to such a pristine and unforgettable artist. Performed just two days before his passing, this fourteen-song collection is the exact set list he played that evening, including seven top 10 singles such as “Oh, Pretty Woman” and the Grammy-Award Winning “Crying.”
Originally released as a limited run via iTunes in 2008, this historic performance, untouched by mixing or enhancements, is now available on CD for the first time. It truly captures one of the best rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time.

Released on August 17th, 2010
Jackson Browne / Going Home / DVD
American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has carved out his place in America’s musical history, not only with the seven platinum albums to his name, but his reputation for penning poignant songs for the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, The Eagles, and many others. Going Home, originally released via Pioneer in 1999 as a home video, is a reflection of his stellar career. Seamlessly blended live performances meld with interviews and rare footage for a full take of Browne’s legacy, as well as the timeless nature of his music. Live renditions of classics “Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy,” and “Doctor My Eyes, in addition to guest interviews/performances from Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, The Eagles, David Lindley, Graham Nash and Jennifer Warnes complete this DVD package.

Released on August 24th, 2010
Black Label Society / Doom Troopin’ Live – The European Invasion / Blu-ray
For over twenty years, Zakk Wylde has been burning up stages, both as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand guitar man, and fronting his own band, Black Label Society. Doom Troopin’ Live follows their 2005 trek around Europe, for a sold out tour supporting the Mafia album. This 16-song set in Paris is completed with extensive bonus features, including four tracks from their Astoria show in London, music videos, and “Backstage Pass” – a 50-minute documentary following BLS on the road. Originally released as a 2 DVD set, this blazing blast of heavy metal is now presented in high-def as a single disc package.

Electric Light Orchesta / Live: The Early Years / DVD
Commemorating 40 years in the business, Electric Light Orchestra’s Live: The Early Years DVD is the perfect package to showcase the band’s signature sound – a blend of lush orchestration and rock ‘n’ roll grandness. Formed in 1970, with global album sales in excess of 50 million, ELO is one of rock’s biggest bands. The three concerts highlighted in this program include tracks from a 1973 performance at Brunel University, their 1974 appearance on the German TV series Rockpalast, and the 1976 Fusion concert at the New Victoria Theatre in London, filmed during the “Face The Music” tour.

Released on August 31st, 2010
Jane’s Addiction / Live Voodoo / DVD and Blu-ray
Live Voodoo, Jane’s Addiction’s first ever live DVD, captures a musical celebration at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans in 2009. Filmed on Halloween night, the reunion of the original lineup – guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins, and ever-enigmatic frontman Perry Farrell – proved they still have that flawless, ferocious flair that conquered the hard rock world of the late eighties/early nineties. Setting in motion a lasting alt-rock legacy, they are seen performing staples predominantly from their first two albums. The band worked their magic over the crowd, proving that a Jane’s Addiction show is more than just a concert – it’s an experience.

Barclay James Harvest / Berlin – A Concert For The People / DVD
One of the most popular acts in Germany, Barclay James Harvest is a proprietor of melodic masterpieces. Their signature sound is a fusion of rock and classical music. Performing to over 250,000 fans in front of the German parliament building the Reichstag, the band performed A Concert For The People on August 30, 1980. They played this historic concert to Germany’s divided capital city, which was still sliced in half by the Berlin Wall. Featuring classics that span their career, in addition to tunes from the then-to-be-released album Turn of the Tide, Barclay James Harvest held this concert to personally thank the fans for their massive support.

Released on September 14th, 2010
Rory Gallagher / Ghost Blues + Best of the Beat Club 2DVD / The Beat Club Sessions CD
Irish guitar virtuoso Rory Gallagher scaled musical heights with his majestic melding of urban blues and hard rock chops. On September 14, fans can enjoy the dual release of the Beat Club Sessions CD and Ghost Blues + Best of the Beat Club 2 DVD set. The CD hosts previously unreleased recordings from three different appearances of the German television series Beat Club in the early seventies, mostly extracted from his first two albums. Ghost Blues treats viewers to a complete and fully authorized documentary on Rory, featuring archive interviews with the man himself, and contributions from many of his friends and admirers, such as Bob Geldof, The Edge, and former band members Ted McKenna and Gerry McAvoy. The second disc of this 2 DVD set displays Rory’s onstage magnificence, with 90 minutes worth of footage from the Beat Club.

Released on September 21st, 2010
We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year Deluxe Edition / CD
Originally released in 2008, We Wish You A Metal Xmas is everyone’s favorite holiday tunes … amped to eleven! This revised version is updated with four new tracks from the 2009-released companion EP —“O Christmas Tree,” featuring Doro Pesch, “Auld Lang Syne,” performed by Girlschool, “Frosty The Snowman,” featuring Steve “Lips” Kudlow (Anvil) and “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake). The original 12 tracks kick out festive jams featuring Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Alice Cooper, Lemmy Kilmister, George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), John 5 (Marilyn Manson), and the late great Ronnie James Dio on classics like “Run Rudolph Run,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Silver Bells.” It’s the perfect stuffer for any metalhead’s stocking!

Released on September 28th, 2010
Rush / 2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums / DVD and Blu-ray
Following a banner year of dynamic documentaries, from Black Sabbath and Tom Petty, the acclaimed, award-winning Classic Albums series ventures on to prog-rock powerhouse Rush, delving into the backgrounds of two of their legendary albums. 2112, which was certified triple platinum, landed the band on the charts, with a #1 position in their native Canada, and in the top 75 in the US. Moving Pictures, their biggest selling album to date, went #1 and quadruple platinum in Canada, hitting #3 in the US and the UK. Bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, along with original producer Terry Brown, walk us through the creation of the two epic musical entities, via interviews, archival videos, and multi-track tape demonstrations. 50 minutes of additional footage that did not make the broadcast version are included as well.

Ronnie Wood / I Feel Like Playing / CD
Ronnie Wood’s legacy is undeniable, having played a pivotal role in The Rolling Stones, The Faces, The Jeff Beck Group, and The Birds, in addition to a thriving solo career. This fall, the preeminent guitarist will grace the world with his 7th studio album to date, I Feel Like Playing. His first release since 2001’s Not For Beginners, features guest appearances from Slash, Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Kris Kristofferson, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Bernard Fowler, Daryl Jones, and Jim Keltner.

INXS / Mystify / DVD
Formed in Australia in the late seventies, INXS earned a reputation as a phenomenal live act before hitting their stride as a recording act in the eighties. Maintaining a steady stream of classic hit singles and best selling albums, they filled global arenas with their infectious and sexy pop sound. Mystify features their 1997 concert at the Loreley Festival in Germany, filmed for the Rockpalast TV series just five months before the premature passing of frontman Michael Hutchence. Not only does this DVD include performances of all seven of their US Top-10 singles, but six bonus tracks from their 1984 Rockpalast appearance.

Released on October 12th, 2010
Dio / Holy Diver Live / Blu-ray
One of the greatest hard rock singers of all time, the late Ronnie James Dio brought a stylized, sophisticated nature to the heavy side of rock. He and his band, Dio, whipped the London crowd at the Astoria Theater into a frenzy when they took the stage and plowed through the classic Holy Diver album in its entirety. Holy Diver Live features not only this 2005 performance, which is also peppered with choice tunes from RJD’s Black Sabbath and Rainbow days, but a bonus band interview. Originally released on DVD in 2006, this high-def version is a fitting tribute to a true icon.

Rolling Stones / Ladies & Gentlemen / DVD and Blu-ray
Just after the release of Stones in Exile, which took viewers through the making of the Rolling Stones’ seminal album Exile on Main Street, Eagle Rock Entertainment is proudly presenting us with a taste of their live experience. Billed as “the most powerful rock film ever made,” Ladies & Gentlemen was filmed over the course of four nights in Texas during the “Exile on Main Street” tour in 1972. This fully restored and remastered masterpiece, which premiered at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York in 1974 and played in select US theatres, is the first fully authorized DVD and Blu-ray release of the film.

Released on October 19th, 2010
Twisted Sister / Live at Wacken / DVD/CD
Originally released in 2005, this remastered version of the Live at Wacken DVD/CD is a blend of Twisted Sister reflecting on their career and live footage from their 2003 appearance at the Wacken Festival. The juxtaposition of candid time with band via behind-the-scenes footage, and their explosive live show before the hungry heavy-metal loving German crowd is a one-of-a-kind treat any fan would enjoy. The CD companion mixes audio from the performance with vintage concert tracks from the 1980s.

For Eagle Rock's website and more go to:

Styx - NYC Beacon Theatre Special Show is excited to announce that on October 28, 2010, The Beacon Theatre in New York City will welcome STYX in concert. Tickets for this show go on sale to the public on Friday, August 6, but has an exclusive Best Seats presale starting tomorrow morning. Presales are open to all members, so if you're not yet a member, it's easy to join and doesn't cost a thing. Simply fill in all applicable information found here on this page: - and then be sure to be logged in right at 11 am EDT Tuesday, August 3 to purchase your tickets. And if you are a STYX Lounge subscriber, your ticket purchase includes priority seating for the show.


Oct 28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre On Sale: Aug 3 @ 11 am EDT

This Beacon Theatre show will be a very special concert as STYX will be revisiting two of their classic albums and performing them in their entirety. Concert-goers that night will rock out to 1977's The Grand Illusion and 1978's Pieces of Eight. Hear the classic hits "Come Sail Away", "Renegade", "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)", all followed by additional hits from the band's incredible catalog.

Kevin Chalfant - 2 Mid-West shows coming up

This news from Kevin Chalfant himself:
'I have two midwest shows coming, in Hammond Indiana on September 4th at the Horseshoe Casino The Venue with my Voices of Rock Radio. Also Septemeber 10th at The Aragon Ballroom with VORR.'

There's actually another show in October too, more details on these gigs here:

Saturday Sept 4th, 2010 Hammond, IN - The VENUE Jimi Jamison, Derek St. Holmes, Wally Palmar, Kevin Chalfant, John Cafferty

Friday Sept 10th, 2010 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom Jimi Jamison, Derek St. Holmes, Wally Palmar, Kevin Chalfant, John Cafferty

Friday Oct 22, 2010 St. Charles IL Arcada Theater Jimi Jamison, Kevin Chalfant

Keep up with news on Kevin through:
and Voices of Radio Rock here:

German Legends ACCEPT sign Japanese priority record deal with Universal

Following the incredible success stories and sold-out shows from Europe and the United States, Germany’s ACCEPT are proud to announce their latest news from Japan: ACCEPT have signed a new recording deal with Universal Japan. The new ACCEPT album “Blood Of The Nations” will be released by Universal in Japan on September 4th, 2010. The band’s and Universal’s promotional machines for this highly anticipated release have already shifted into high gear. The interest by the Japanese media is at an all-time high, and the first high-profile press representatives are on their way to conduct face-to-face-interviews with ACCEPT at their home in Nashville, USA next week.

As ACCEPT's guitarist Wolf Hoffmann explains: “Japan was our last missing component in the international marketplace, which we have completed now with Universal! They are the perfect partners for us over there. Japan has always been a terrific market for us. We had tremendous success there in the past, so we are very happy to come back to Japan after all these years. Rock music is still a big thing in Japan and every good rock band in the world has Japan on their wish list. We can see from our website that we have a lot of fans there. We are excited and looking forward to bring them our new album and our great live shows.”

“Blood Of The Nations”, the new, long-awaited studio album from ACCEPT, will be released on the following dates:
August 20: Europe (via Nuclear Blast)
September 4: Japan (via Universal Japan)
September 14: North America (via Nuclear Blast)

“Blood Of The Nations” was recorded at Backstage Studio in Derbyshire, England with acclaimed British producer and SABBAT guitarist Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MASTERPLAN and many more). The 80 + min long CD marks the recording debut of the band's latest addition, vocalist MARK TORNILLO (ex-TT QUICK) and includes the following tracks:

1. Beat The Bastards
2. Teutonic Terror
3. The Abyss
4. Blood Of The Nations
5. Shades Of Death
6. Locked And Loaded
7. Time Machine (Bonus Track)
8. Kill The Pain
9. Rollin' Thunder
10. Pandemic
11. New World Comin'
12. No Shelter
13. Bucketful Of Hate

ACCEPT 2010 is:
Wolf Hoffmann: Guitar
Peter Baltes: Bass
Mark Tornillo: Vocals
Herman Frank: Guitar
Stefan Schwarzmann: Drums

This piece from tha bands MySpace page:

We all know Jules Verne`s book "Around the World in 80 Days“.
As Jules Vernes traveling report has fascinate people around the world in 1872, so ACCEPT are doing in 2010. The German rockers have impressed the hardrock fans around the globe during their world warm up tour and the festivals in the first half year of 2010. A thriller story. ACCEPT travelled for their teaser campaign for the new album "Blood Of The Nations" more than 60.000 miles and have visited 16 countries and the band performed in front of more than 450.000 people in the last 80 days. On top of this amazing action, the band did more than 150 interviews and meet & greets. This facts are really impressive and shows us ACCEPT`s direction. The ACCEPT virus is becoming a Pandemic... as it gets distributed all over the planet relentless. ACCEPT is back and it is the topic people are speaking about, from Tokyo to Los Angeles , from Helsinki to Lisboa, from Moscow to London.

This stations of a new success-story just began. On August the 20th ACCEPT will release the brand new album "Blood Of The Nations“ in Europe, the US Release is on the 14th of September.

Accept will be playing the following US tour dates with Kings X:
September 2010
Sep. 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Sep. 24 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
Sep. 25 - Sayreville, NJ - The Starland Ballroom
Sep. 27 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Sep. 29 - Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live
October 2010
Oct. 01 - Reading, PA - The Silo
Oct. 02 - Mount Clemens, MI - The Emerald Theatre
Oct. 09 - Chicago, IL - The Arcada
Oct. 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Oct. 13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues

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