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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brief News Update for Thursday 7th June, 2012

Hi All, wow, yes, it's Thursday ... Where do the days go?!
Excited to have seen through the wonderful Facebook, Thin Lizzy at a recording session, inbetween their recent live UK dates with Guns 'N' Roses.
Three pretty grainy photo's from their get together, but get together nonetheless! I'll take that, can't wait! I need to get in touch with their management for a new interview with my old friend, Scott Gorham!
Here's a link to the Facebook pic's:!/media/set/?set=a.438622272822745.103966.169214426430199&type=3

Sat through a show I never thought I would last night - Although it ended up being background ... - waiting to see Journey play on the Country Music Awards, jamming with Rascal Flatts, who actually wasn't bad as they played through a 'rushed' 'Don't Stop Believin''
Good to see them there though. Catch them this summer, out on the road in the US with Pat Benatar and Loverboy. Should be fun!

On with some other stuff for you though, cheers, Al

Def Leppard - Live on the Sunset Strip (Hollywood, CA)

Def Leppard are set to rock the sunset strip today (June 6th - Yesterday as this posts!) in West Hollywood, CA at 2:30 pm (PST) for this one-time rare club gig in partnership with YouTube presents..

This is a FREE show on a first-come, first-served basis! 
The performance will be followed by a Q&A of fan questions with the band. 

Watch Joe and Sav's video about this HERE:

Both the performance and Q&A will be available on YouTube HERE - - in full, at 12pm PST on June 7th.

For all the latest on Def Leppard:


New York, NY (June 6, 2012) — Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the June 26 release of Alive In The Windy City, the first-ever Stone Temple Pilots concert to be authorized by the band for commercial video release. 

Filmed in state-of-the-art high-definition, recorded in DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM Stereo, Stone Temple Pilots performed a high-octane show at the sold-out Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. This March 2010 concert blended new songs from their self-titled sixth album with classic hits from the inception of their career. Vocalist Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz erupted with a stop-on-a-dime tight, blistering set that included “Interstate Love Song” “Plush” “Vasoline” “Creep” “Sex Type Thing” and “Big Empty.”
The 18-song show is complemented with bonus exclusive band member interviews -- Total running time is 92 minutes.

Stone Temple Pilots were conceived in 1992 San Diego, successfully melding alternative rock, hard rock, melodic pop, and garage rock into a swirl of post-punk attitude with a hint of glam. Their first two albums — Core and Purple — immediately established them as one of the more adventurous of the American guitar bands. The raw, sonic energy of their songs and live shows propelled two decades worth of success. Amidst numerous break-ups and the four musicians coming and going in different bands, STP has never had a personnel change. Alive In The Windy City documents the strength and live prowess of this 20-year heavy-hitting rock collective.


1) Vasoline 
2) Crackerman 
3) Wicked Garden 
4) Hollywood Bitch 
5) Between The Lines 
6) Hickory Dichotomy 
7) Big Empty 
8) Sour Girl 
9) Creep 
10) Plush 
11) Interstate Love Song 
12) Bagman 
13) Huckleberry Crumble 
14) Sex Type Thing 
15) Dead And Bloated 
16) Lounge Fly 
17) Piece Of Pie 
18) Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart


8/18/12 - Pontiac, MI - Pontiac Silverdome
8/22/12 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
8/24/12 - Atlantic City, NJ - Revel Resorts/Ovation Hall
8/25/12 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
8/27/12 & 8/29/12 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
8/31/12 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
9/1/12 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Stadium
9/4/12 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
9/6/12 - Thunder Bay, ONT - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
9/7/12 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
9/9/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Convention Center
9/11/12 – Calgary, AB – Big 4 Building
9/12/12 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Convention Centre
9/20/12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms
9/22/12 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/23/12 - Sacramento, CA - Discovery Park

Official band website:

Also from Eagle ...

Eagle Rock Entertainment Presents


~DVD and Blu-ray Out June 26~

New York, NY (June 5, 2012) -- Hot on the trail of Bachman & Turner’s new live 2CD, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the complementary DVD and Blu-ray Live At The Roseland Ballroom, NYC on June 26. 

Bachman & Turner features Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Marc LaFrance (drums, percussion, vocals), Brent Howard Knudsen (guitars, vocals), and Mick Dalla-Vee (guitars, vocals) join them on songs from their recent self-titled album along with their rock n’ roll anthems “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” “Takin’ Care Of Business” “Hey You” “Blue Collar” “Roll On Down The Highway” “Let It Ride” and “Lookin’ Out For #1.” A hit-laden throwback to Bachman’s early days with The Guess Who including their take on Johnny Kidd’s “Shakin’ All Over” and the band’s US No.1 hit “American Woman” rounds out the set.

Over the course of a four-year run, Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The iconic duo shared duties on the lead vocals with Bachman contributing lead guitar and Turner the bass. Reuniting at the end of 2009 they released an eponymous album in 2010 and in November of that year they performed at the famous Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of their North American tour.

Track Listing:

1) Let It Ride 
2) Rock Is My Life 
3) Not Fragile 
4) Hey You 
5) Hold Back The Water 
6) Waiting Game 
7) Moonlight Rider 
8) Lookin’ Out For #1 
9) Stayed Awake All Night 
10) American Woman 
11) Four Wheel Drive 
12) Slave To The Rhythm 
13) Blue Collar 
14) That’s What It Is 
15) Sledgehammer 
16) Rollin’ Along 
17) You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet 
18) Shakin’ All Over 
19) Roll On Down The Highway 
20) Takin’ Care Of Business


Already a gold-certified sensation in Japan, the all-star metal group, Animetal USA is setting their sights next on America - with the impending release of their debut album and a just-announced show. Comprised of singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION/ex-LOUDNESS) starring as METAL-RIDER, bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE OYSTER CULT, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) as STORMBRINGER, guitarist Chris Impellitteri (IMPELLITTERI) as SPEED KING, and drummer JON DETTE (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT) [who replaced Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) due to the ongoing success of Priest's 'Epitaph Tour] as TANK, there is no arguing the stellar track record of the group's pedigree.
And on Tuesday, June 26th, Stateside metal fans will be able to hear the group's self-titled debut (already a massive hit in Japan, where it hit the #1 spot on Amazon’s Hard Rock Heavy Metal chart and #2 on Amazon’s Anime chart), as it will be issued via Century Media - with a European release date to soon follow.

The track listing of 'Animetal USA' consists of the same tracklisting that was issued in Japan, but will also include four bonus tracks - "Touch""JAM Project Medley", "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee (Japanese single version)" and "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee (English version)." "Give Lee Give Lee Rock Lee" will already be familiar to anime fans, as it is the opening song to the Naruto spin-off, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals.
And for fans who want to experience the highly-theatrical band in the flesh (featuring their make-up and costumes), Animetal USA will be making their live U.S. debut on Friday, June 29th, at the Anime Expo, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Main Events/Hall G.
And before all this Stateside action for the group, Animetal USA will launch a co-headlining Japanese tour with JAM Project (dubbed the "Japan USA Anison Summit" tour), including the following dates:

•                June 12th Zepp Diver City (TOKYO)
•                June 13th Zepp Diver City (TOKYO)
•                June 15th Zepp Nagoya
•                June 16th Zepp Namba (OSAKA)

Prepare yourself for the Stateside launch of Animetal USA - a killer blend of anime and metal!


Brief news notes ...

Toto have added two US dates to their current tour - Which has only been Europe until now! - but don't get to excited, both dates are on the West Coast!
They did just play Denver's 'Day of Rock' though, so you never know, maybe there will be other live US dates ...
Check out current live Toto dates here:

The upheaval in the Queensryche saga continues, between frontman Geoff Tate and other band members, as the other band members share with reporters globally, that they have been shut out of logging in to both the bands Facebook page and the Queensryche website.

Sadder still is the statement that the 'Shiprocked' cruise that the 'band' Queensryche was due to play originally, will now just be Geoff Tate and NOT Queensryche!
This posted at the band's Facebook page:!/Queensryche

Official Queensryche site - Now run by Geoff Tate's puppets it seems ...

 Scorpions fans in the US, check your local venue or here (Below), as the German rockers kick off thier latest leg of 'The Final Sting World Tour 2012' in North America this Friday 8th June in Reno, NV.
For details on all US live dates go to:

3 Doors Down, the supercharged rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi, was formed in 1998, and rose to international fame with their first single, "Kryptonite,".

The band released their debut album "The Better Life" in 2000, on Universal Republic Records. More recently, in 2011, the band released "Time Of My Life" with such hits as "When You're Young" and "Every TIme You Go".

DiscLive Network is super excited to be working with 3 Doors Down, recording select shows, and releasing limited edition LIVE USB Wristbands, featuring the live show + bonus content, and emblazoned with the 3 Doors Down "Kryptonite" logo. These are sure to sell out fast, so reserve your copy today by clicking the link below:

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