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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

News Update for Tuesday January 17th, 2012

Hi folks, well, as promised yesterday here's the news update!
Sadly, still not too much to share ... I'd really hoped for more, but alas not too much is forthcoming. 
I'm pretty buzzed this week, for a few reasons, looking forward to doing the radio interview on Windsor, ON, Radio station 99.1 CJAM which is being pre-recorded tonight for a later broadcast, so that's great for the the site here ..., I hope!
Also this week, one new interview has been confirmed for this coming Saturday with a major artist that I am really buzzed about, mainly because I don't know the last time he was interviewed for any rock radio or rock site, so really hope that still comes off. My thanks go out to a certain other muso for helping set that up! You know who you are mate!
On top of that, there's a great possibility of another interview that will no doubt cost a little cash, if it comes off. Management of the European artist has said they can set it up, but ... We'll see if he agrees!
Great times here at Chambers of Rock, at least from where I'm sitting, I hope you'll enjoy the interviews too ...
I never see too many comment here on the interviews, only from the folks that are on Facebook that read them, so I wonder if maybe most of you are not so fussed?
You don't leave many comments folks, so I really don't know which features on here you like best?
News? Reviews? Interviews? I just don't know ....?
Ah well ...
On with the news then, Cheers, Al

JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s return to ROCK on 'Damage Control' out in the Spring on Frontiers!
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s fifth studio album “Damage Control” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America.

Extraordinary performer and amazing vocalist throughout, Jeff Scott Soto blasts through these hard rocking tracks with energy and masters the transition smoothly from heavy rock to a delicate ballad. For his new album “Damage Control”, Jeff has turned to many of his past influences and most requested aspects of his career by blending the art of Melodic Rock with Hard Rock throughout.

“I feel Damage Control is more of a return to what my fans would expect to hear from me. It’s a perfect blend of my first two solo albums with Frontiers Records; Prism and Lost in the Translation, but also mixes in some of my favorite moments of my past bands such as Talisman and Soul SirkUS tells Jeff. “It is heavy, AOR, hard rock with loads of great riffs and melodies”
Damage Control was recorded in the fall of 2011 and is completed with appearances and co-writing along with his former and current band mates together with many guests including Jamie Borger and Nalley Påhlsson (Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) and legendary Y&T founding member Dave Meniketti. Jeff recalls: “Y&T drummer Mike Vanderhule played drums on a track and suggested I bring Dave on but, as he is a long time friend and one on the ‘wish list’ of people I would have loved to have, I didn’t want to get an excuse that he was too busy or not interested, to my surprise I got neither... he was willing to do it and I was not only grateful but beyond pleased to work with another musical hero!”

The album will be released in two exclusive configurations; the basic version in CD jewel box will include 11 songs, while the deluxe edition in digipak format has an additional 3 bonus tracks and a DVD. Full tracklisting is below:

CD: Give A Little More, Damage Control, Look Inside Your Heart, Die A Little, Take U Down*, If I Never Let Her Go, Tears That I Cry, BonaFide, Elena*, Krazy World, How To Love Again, AfterWorld, NeverEnding War, Afraid To Die* * Bonus tracks only available on the Deluxe Edition. DVD: Look Inside Your Heart (videoclip); NeverEnding War (videoclip); Damage Control (videoclip); EPK interview.
Jeff Scott Soto is currently planning tour dates that will support the release of the new record: “The plan is to do as much touring as possible wherever the World will have me. I plan to promote this album with a proper touring regiment!” concludes Jeff.
Get ready for “Damage Control”, it will rock your World!

The first single “Look Inside Your Heart” can be streamed in full on Frontiers Records’ webradio: - the official trailer can be enjoyed following this link:

All Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto
Guitars: Gary Schutt, Jorge Salan, Diego Armelin, Rodrigo Armelin, Joel Hoekstra, Emo Markov, Dave Meniketti, Peter Pac Söderström, Alex Llorens, Roger Benet, Leo Mancini, JSS Bass: Fernando Mainer, Nalley Påhlsson, Henrique Baboom, JSS Keyboards: Fabio Ribiero, Ulf Wahlberg, BJ (Luis Paulo Almeida Jr), JSS Drums: Edu Cominato, Carlos Exposito, Casey Grillo, Mike Vanderhule, Jamie Borger, Joey Soto

L.A. Guns featuring Phil Lewis seal new album deal

L.A. Guns featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin are pleased to announce the signing of their new record deal with Cleopatra Records.
The band are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in early February with legendary producer, and old friend, Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cinderella,Van Halen and Chickenfoot, as well as the last three L....A. Guns albums). A CD and vinyl release, as well as bonus tracks available only on iTunes, is set for early summer.
A nine-month World Tour following the release is also currently being put together.
Singer Phil Lewis is said to be thrilled to get back in the studio and finally get a chance to record once again with Andy. "We've been waiting a long time to get back in and record. Our last album, Tales From The Strip, was incredibly well-received and we're looking forward to putting out something even better! With today's uncertain musical landscape it's great to have a label like Cleopatra Records behind us. We've been friends with Brian Perera (Cleopatra Records owner and founder) for a long time, and are really looking forward to working together on this and many more projects with him in the future."
Official weblink:
Tooth and Nail band to jam at NAMM!
The band that really first made itself public on a recent episode of Eddie Trunk's Sirius XM radio show on The Boneyard, Tooth and Nail will be making a live showing at California's annual NAMM event.
They'll be gathering together at the Dean Markley booth on January 21st!
For More details on that stay tuned to:
Tooth and Nail, the band aptly named after the Dokken song of the same name, that featured three of this projects members in George Lynch (Guitars), Mick Brown (Drums) and Jeff Pilson (Bass/Vocals), will also feature Brian Tichy ... Yes, Brian Tichy is a drummer too ...
This is how Brian describes things at his site:
TOOTH AND NAIL: A new band in the works!

"Jeff Pilson (bass: Foreigner / ex-Dokken / Dio), George Lynch (gtr: Lynch Mob/ ex-Dokken) and Mick Brown (Ted Nugent / Lynch Mob / ex-Dokken) and me, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake / ex-Lynch Mob / Foreigner) have a new record and band in the making called "Tooth And Nail". I came up with the idea and basic concept of calling a band with 3 original members of Dokken "Tooth And Nail" and getting a singer to round it out and jam oldies and new tunes. Some say "Tooth" is Dokken's best record and Pilson, Lynch and Brown had a lot to do with that.
They decided to revisit some of Dokken's finest songs and get a some guest singer to help out. So far Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Ripper Owens (Ex-Judas Priest), and Doug Pinnick (Kings X) are involved. While this was being talked about, there was a whole new batch of music recorded by Pilson, Lynch and Tichy for Lynch Mob. Ex-Lynch Mob singer Oni Logan wasn't feeling the direction and the music was shelved. Pilson started putting words and melodies to it and that has become the 2nd 1/2 of Tooth and Nail. So, yes, in essence their are 2 drummers on the record but altogether it makes for an interesting new venture.
The record will be out in April and the future of all things Tooth And Nail after that are being put together as we speak...
Brian Tichy site:

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