Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Rock News for Wednesday 25th August, 2010
Guns 'n' Roses frontman warned to be on time in the UK
Yes indeed the reputation of one Axl Rose is certainly known around the world and it's not for good things!
His tendency to always make fans wait ... and wait and wait, is all too familiar and we've experienced it here too in the Detroit area as I remember from a few years back the last time Guns 'N' Roses played here, he not coming onstage until around 11pm in a major venue, not some nightclub.
Anyway, officials in the UK in charge of both Reading and Leeds festivals that are this weekend, 27th and 29th respectively, have said 'if the band don't go on, on time, then they won't play at all!'
It's actually not quite as cut and dried as that, but in a nutshell, due to Police curfews on the finishing times of outdoor gigs, the Leeds show MUST finish at 11pm and Reading at 11.30pm.
Details on this story can be found here: www.nme.com/news/guns-n-roses/52638
Ex-Skid Row man Sebastian Bach to play the UK
Well, not a great deal of info on this and his website says nothing, but via Sebastian Bach's Twitter site, he's announced one UK date in ..., Leamington Spa! What?!
Yes, you'd think a first date to announce would be London or something but no, 'The Spa' gets the first word!
The date is Friday October 15th, so expect other dates to be added around this time.
D&E Entertainment to Theatrically Distribute
“SUCK: THE MOVIE”
A Rock-n-Roll Vampire Comedy Featuring Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson and Alice Cooper
Hollywood, CA (August 25, 2010) D&E Entertainment in association with Entertainment One, Capri Films and Joker Films proudly announce the rock-n-roll vampire comedy ‘SUCK: THE MOVIE’ will receive its U.S. Digital Cinema theatrical campaign starting on September 2.
The film follows a down and out band, ironically known as The Winners, that are desperately seeking a record deal and will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.
After its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, “SUCK” made its U.S. debut at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin and also played the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival earlier this year. Rolling Stone said the film “has the potential to become a cult classic,” and MTV.com called it “‘Twilight’ meets ‘True Blood’ with a dash of ‘Rock Star’.” “SUCK” is directed by Canadian Rob Stefaniuk (“Phil the Alien”), who also stars along with Jessica Paré (“Hot Tub Time Machine”), Malcolm McDowell (“The Book of Eli”) and Dave Foley (“The Kids in the Hall”) as well as some the music industry’s biggest names including Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson, Carole Pope and Alice Cooper. Dimitri Coats of the band Burning Brides portrays the film’s villainous vampire Queenie.
“SUCK: THE MOVIE” is theatrically distributed and marketed in the United States by D&E Entertainment (http://www.dandeentertainment.com/) in association with the film’s U.S. distributor Entertainment One and will premiere for a special run in over 100 digital cinemas starting September 2. Participating theatres include: AMC, Carmike, Celebration Cinemas, Dipson, Lee Neighborhood, Mann, Marcus, Clearview, Wehrenberg, Bow Tie, Rave, Studio Movie Grill, Cleveland Cinemas, Allen Theatres, Harkins, Alamo Drafthouse, Regent Theatre, The Michigan Theatre, Cinema West, Spectrum 8, The Movie Experience, Cinema Café, and Showplace East Cinemas.
For a listing of theaters and more information on the film, please visit: http://www.suckthemoviepremiere.com/ or http://www.dandeentertainment.com/
New 70’s Sounding Christian Rock Group One Way Inks Deal with Salvation Rock Music Company and Announces Release of Debut CD, "Forgiven"
Laguna Hills, CA, August 25, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Clearly the 70’s sound is back and with the new debut CD by "One Way" from southern California, this versatile CD offers well-crafted music engineered with warm analog sound reminiscent of the 70’s which hasn’t been heard since that era itself.
Audible influences include The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Who and Led Zeppelin but make no mistake; One Way is a "Christian" rock band. From tracks like the in your face "Forgiven" to craftier tracks like "Narrow is the Path" to the anthem end of "Silver Horses," this CD is easy on the ears and the tracks have legs.
The versatility of One Way is shown on tracks like “In the Clouds” which has musical melancholy references to “Jesus, There’s Just Something About That Name” as well as Dreams Part I and II which showcases the groups writing ability to score film.
The latest release "Battlefield of Dreams" is a very patriotic American sounding country rock track and shows a story-telling side of the group which seems absent from its contemporaries. The entire CD is available to preview at the groups labels site http://www.salvationrock.com/ (click on the headphones at the home page) and although the CD is available on ITunes, Amazon and all the usual suspects, to get it with Battlefield of Dreams (free) get it at the labels site shown above.
As far as performances, the charter of One Way is to perform at international evangelical Christian crusades and revivals etc.