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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rock news update for Wednesday 22nd September, 2010

Slash deluxe album details revealed

Yes, it seems fresh on the trail of so many others in recent weeks, that have or have announced they are going to release special deluxe editions of their already previously released albums - Daughtry, Nickelback and Ozzy come to mind! - it seems ex-Guns 'n' Roses / Velvet Revolver guitar slinger, Slash will release a 3 disc Deluxe edition on September 28th, the details of which are as follows:

2 CD + DVD Box Set
13 bonus audio tracks
Behind the scenes "making of" documentary
Track by Track video interview with Slash
3 Live concert performances
Video and "making of" for "By The Sword"

12 page booklet
Limited edition guitar pick
Exclusive Fan photo mosaic poster
And the original self-titled album

The track listing is:
Disc: 1
1. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury)
2. Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
3. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
4. Back From Cali
5. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
6. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
7. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine)
8. Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmister)
9. Watch This (feat. Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock)
11. Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows)
12. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Saint Is A Sinner Too (feat. Rocco DeLuca)
14. We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)

Disc: 2
1. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
2. Paradise City (feat. Fergie & Cypress Hill)
3. Mother Maria (feat. Beth Hart)
4. Baby Can't Drive (feat. Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger)
5. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
6. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
7. Demo #4
8. Demo #16
9. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
10. Fall To Pieces (feat. Myles Kennedy)
11. Sweet Child O' Mine (feat. Myles Kennedy)
12. Watch This (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Nightrain (feat. Myles Kennedy)

Disc: 3
1. Making Of The Album Documentary (DVD)
2. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy) (DVD)
3. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale) (DVD)
4. By The Sword- Behind the Scenes (DVD)
5. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy) (DVD)
6. Mean Bone (feat. Myles Kennedy) (DVD)
7. Track By Track Interview with Slash (DVD)

The price on this release, is supposed to be in the region of $30 so, off you go die hard fans of the man and enjoy!
Keep up with Slash through his site here:


NEW YORK – Bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza has unveiled his second solo album, “Casa Mendoza,” on Mascot Records.

“Casa Mendoza” is a Latin-flavored melodic rock record with a commercial edge that is sure to appeal to fans of any of Mendoza’s work.

“Being of Latin-American descent, I have always heard music with the Latin influence in it,” Mendoza said. “This album gave me the opportunity to experiment and to see how far I could take it. I hope that fans out there are open to the fact that music is comes from a lot of places, and that it shouldn't be put in a box. If it's good, it's good, regardless of genre.”

Top-notch musicianship shines through on Mendoza’s originals, as well as the covers he has selected for “Casa Mendoza.” “From the production process to the playing, everybody involved had a big influence on the record and I give them a lot of credit,” said Mendoza.

Mendoza is most famous for his work with rock and hard rock acts like Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, White Snake, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, and Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS, but his vast repertoire of work goes beyond the rock genre. Mendoza has most recently been working on a project with Dolores O’Riordan from pop giants the Cranberries. When he’s not touring or otherwise working, Mendoza can often be found playing local Los Angeles jazz clubs with Joey Heredia and Renato Neto.
The highly-sought-after monster bassist has rejoined Thin Lizzy once more and will be touring in 2011.

“It has been a long journey through this business through the ups and downs,” Mendoza said. “Always having that spiritual connection, that sanctuary you can go to, and having all these experiences of working with some of the best musicians in the biz are what drive me to keep creating music."
The track listing for “Casa Mendoza” is:

1. Living for the City
2. Trouble
3. Suzy Q
4. You
5. Circle of Life
6. Kingdom of Paradise
7. Are you There
8. Betty Joe
9. Faith
10. Crying Out
11. Get Ready
12. You Got a Friend
13. Tu (bonus track)

Mascot Records is an independent record company based in The Netherlands that specializes in guitar music, from metal to instrumental guitar, hard rock, prog rock and (guitar) fusion.

 Stone Temple Pilots re-route US tour dates plus new single info
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they have re-routed a portion of their upcoming U.S. tour dates, which began with last nights planned gig in El Paso, TX the band will take a short break and resume in mid-October in Florida.
All purchased tickets will be honored for the re-scheduled shows.
For a full listing of rescheduled and forthcoming tour dates which will continue through the end of the year please visit
In other news Stone Temple Pilots just released the amazing new single “Cinnamon” from their acclaimed album, “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS." Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance, etc), “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS” sees one of rock’s greatest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music – melding big riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia. The album also features the chart topping hit singles “Between the Lines” and “Take a Load Off” (So it says in Press release!).
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the third chapter of ALLEN / LANDE project entitled “The Showdown” on November 5th 2010.

ALLEN / LANDE represents the finest expression of Melodic Metal nowadays. With two world renowned singers, Jorn Lande (of Jorn and Masterplan) and Russell Allen (of Symphony X) sharing lead vocals, this project has become a staple among the fans of Hard Rock and Melodic Heavy Metal music. The first chapter of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen’s collaboration, “The Battle” was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike. Many websites and magazines named it “Record of the Year”. Its success made it one of the most popular releases ever in Melodic Heavy Metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, hooky choruses and the vocal talents of two of the finest Heavy Metal vocalists around.

In spring 2007, the second chapter entitled “The Revenge” was released and met again with an amazing reaction from press and fans. Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, PLACE VENDOME) at the mix, the album excited the fans who loved the first chapter.

Now it is the turn of “The Showdown”, the anticipated third album of the studio project. “With two of the best singers in the business it’s easy to get inspiration to write good music” says the mastermind of the project, Swedish guitar player, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson, who adds “When it was decided that Russell and Jorn were going to sing on the first album I knew that if I could just write great songs and get the right mix it would have a very good chance to be a success”. Musically “The Showdown” sounds like “A mix of both previous releases with “The Battle” being more Melodic and “The Revenge” which was more in the Hard Rock direction”, according to Karlsson, who concludes “I’m more satisfied than ever with the songs and performances, but also because the mix by Achim Kohler (Primal Fear) is by far the best I ever had on any album!”

“The Showdown” cover art was designed once again by Rodney Matthews (Asia, Magnum, Diamond Head etc.) and includes the following tracks:

The Showdown; Judgement Day; Never Again; Turn All Into Gold; Bloodlines; Copernicus; We Will Rise Again; The Guardian; Maya; The Artist; Eternity; Alias (bonus track).
The videoclip shot for the song “Judgement Day” with Jorn Lande’s lead vocals can be watched on Youtube:

The songs “Judgement Day” and “The Showdown” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio from September 21st.

The album will be exclusively be available in the CD digipak edition (first pressing), limited vinyl and digital download.

Jorn Lande: vocals
Russell Allen: vocals
Magnus Karlsson: guitars, bass, keyboards
Jaime Salazar: drums

The Sacred Triangle: Bowie, Iggy & Lou 1971-1973 out on DVD November 23rd.

This Fascinating film examines the three men that changed music forever in the early 1970s.
By the second half of 1971 David Bowie was justifiably being branded a one-hit-wonder, Lou Reed was considered washed-up following a disastrous solo debut, and Iggy Pop was seen as merely a drug crazed ex-Stooge (Iggy and the Stooges) - the band having split the year before for reasons linked to his deepening habit. But a meeting of minds at the New York venue 'Max's Kansas City' in that year's closing months was the catalyst for an extraordinary turnaround of fortunes for these three musical geniuses, resulting in the most dramatic shift in musical style since the dawn of the rock age, fifteen years before.

This fascinating film investigates the era in which these brilliant, creative personalities worked most closely together. With the story told by those who were there at the time and via rare and classic film footage, plus recently discovered archive, seldom seen photographs and a host of other features, this programme reveals a time of incredible creativity, astonishing energy and a sublime chain of events that changed music forever.

Includes exclusive contributions from David's ex-wife Angie Bowie; Andy Warhol's Factory assistant Billy Name; MainMan Management vice president, Leee Black Childers; New York scenester Jayne [née Wayne] County and many others from the era in question.
For more info on this release go to:

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