Thursday, November 10, 2011
Brief News Update for Thursday 10th November, 2011
Foreigner to tour US acoustically
Hot off the bands' huge World tour with Journey, Foreigner are refusing to take a breather and have lined up a whole bunch of live acoustic dates, in support of their current release, 'Feels Like The First Time' a three disc set of acoustically performed 'Best of' set of Foreigner's classic songs.
Two live CD's and a live DVD set - Yes, they've done it again with Walmart! - have been released, on sale for under $12 ... Hard to beat that huh?
Purchase here: http://www.walmart.com/ip/17218943
That said, in Europe, the set is four disc's and is released under the title, 'Acoustique and more!'
More info on that here:
Anyway, the live dates the band are playing, are typically in smaller US venues, starting at the Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ on January 15th, 2012 and it will take in the following cities, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor (Detroit area), Cleveland, Wabash, Cincinnati and more, wrapping up currently on March 9th, 2012 at the Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA.
For further details:
Daughtry 'Break The Spell,' with new album
Released later this month, is the latest and third studio album from rockers Daughtry.
'Break the Spell' is a gleaming showcase for frontman Chris Daughtry's powerful, emotionally resonant voice and knack for relentless melodic hooks and big, anthemic choruses.
Produced by Howard Benson, who produced Daughtry's two previous albums, 'Break The Spell' gives the band room to evolve musically while aiming to satisfy its many long-time fans.
"Going in to the writing sessions, we said, 'Let's not try to sound like anything. Let's just write, and see what happens,'" says Chris, who co-wrote every song with either one of his band-mates (guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock and bassist Josh Paul) or collaborators such as Marti Frederiksen, Busbee and Bret James.
"We came up with some pretty interesting tunes that sound nothing like anything we've done before. Even though some of them didn't make the album, the process stretched us and took us to new places. It was an absolutely inspirational experience."
There will be a regular version with twelve tracks and a deluxe version with sixteen tracks.
For more information, head over to the official Daughtry site here:
EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE THE ULTIMATE TWISTED SISTER BOX
TWISTED SISTER FROM THE BARS TO THE STARS: THREE DECADES LIVE
New York, NY (November 8, 2011) — Eagle Rock Entertainment will celebrate Christmas early this year with the release of Twisted Sister From The Bars To The Stars: Three Decades Live, a 5-DVD boxed set, on November 8.
The lavish package comes complete with curios such as a Twisted Sister Christmas ornament, an official “New York Steel” backstage pass, a classic two and a half-inch Twisted Sister pin and a reproduction of the first-ever SMF Fan Club letter.
Over eight hours long, From The Bars To The Stars has to be considered the ultimate Twisted Sister boxed set.
One of the five DVDs, Twisted Xmas: Live In Las Vegas, is a total exclusive, having never before been released in any format. This 2009 concert showcases the band performing such beloved holiday fare as “White Christmas” and “Come All Ye Faithful” next to “Burn In Hell” and “Deck The Halls” as only Twisted Sister can. In fact, Jay Jay French, Dee Snider, Mark Mendoza, A.J. Perro, and Eddie Ojeda, have made this holiday merriment a metal tradition for the past few years.
Live At Reading was filmed in 1982 at England’s biggest rock festival. A bonus 2011 band interview is included.
Double Live juxtaposes an early Long Island, New York show (North Stage ’82), filmed just prior to the band breaking internationally, and NY Steel ’01, the New York City 9/11 benefit they headlined.
Live At Wacken documents the band’s 2003 Wacken Open Air Festival reunion appearance in Germany. Complete with behind-the-scenes backstage footage and band interviews about their 1980s rise to world domination, break-up and reunion, it also contains their entire set on the big stage at this most prestigious of European Heavy Metal festivals.
Any SMF would agree – This is one boxed set no Twisted Sister fan can do without!