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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Brief News Update for Tuesday August 28th, 2012

Hi All,
Hope the weekend was good for you all?
It's been an overdue family affair for the Williams family, a long overdue break away for two day, from home, no internet access, Friday and Saturday, until we got home Saturday evening, hence the late update then.
Sunday and Monday very busy days too - Monday I took as a vacation / holiday from the office. - sorted a bunch of stuff out, non site related, but here I am on here late, doing this for you wonderful readers, thanks as always for the continued support.
Interesting opening news item that features one of my all time favourite musicians, clearly show which way HE votes!

Sorry for limited news, time again has not been on my side ...
Have a great week, Cheers, Al

Jack Blades of Night Ranger/Damn Yankees Takes "Rock N' Roll Ride" to 2012 Republican National Convention
 Iconic Entertainer Joins GOP in Tampa to Help Show America is "Back in the Game"
TAMPA, FL -- You can still rock in America -- and with his blend of common-sense conservatism and rock n' roll credentials, Jack Blades is out to prove it.  The songwriter, bassist, lead singer and front man of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is in Tampa, Florida this week to participate in the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he'll perform "Back in the Game," the lead track from his latest solo effort, Rock 'n Roll Ride, and make appearances in support of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and other GOP candidates.

You can see the official video for 'Back in the Game' here:
"This country was built on the hard work of individual Americans who took a chance and pursued a dream," says Blades, who has sold more than 25 million albums throughout his remarkable career and performed in front of millions of fans worldwide.  "Too often today I see that sort of initiative being discouraged and punished.  We can do better.  That's why I'm honored to have been asked to be involved in the convention."
Blades' music has long had a patriotic flavor, evident in Night Ranger's classic 1983 hit "(You Can Still) Rock in America" and emerging more recently in his solo hit "Back in the Game," the video for which made its debut earlier this year on radio and TV host Sean Hannity's website.  Night Ranger also performed for U.S. troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2008, an experience Blades found deeply inspiring.
With a career spanning three decades, Blades has recorded with, penned songs and produced albums for some of the music industry's biggest names, including Aerosmith, Cher, Ringo Starr, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Journey, Vince Neil, Ozzy Osbourne, Styx, Ted Nugent, and Motley Crue.
Blades has brought his common-sense conservatism and passion for America to television, appearing as a guest on Fox News' "Hannity" and "Red Eye" programs.
Blades' music has been featured in films such as Armageddon, OscAmerican Dad,ar-nominated Boogie Nights, Tommy Boy; television shows such as South Park and the wildly successful Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; and the Rock of Ages hit Broadway musical and feature film.
In related news ....
Canadian fans of Night Ranger get ready .... Unless you live in Ontario that is!
Night Ranger will be hitting the road in Canada with Journey and Loverboy in November and December this year.
Dates that will feature Night Ranger, along these two great bands, are as follows:
Sat 11 24 12
Grand Prairie AB, Canada / Crystal Centre
Sun 11 25 12
Calgary AB, Canada Scotiabank Saddledome
Tue 11 27 12
Edmonton AB, Canada Rexall Place
Wed 11 28 12
Saskatoon SK, Canada Credit Union Centre
Sat 12 01 12
Kelowna BC, Canada Prospera Place
Mon 12 03 12
Vancouver BC, Canada Rogers Arena
Tue 12 04 12
Victoria BC, Canada Save On Foods Memorial Centre
(New York, NY) - Canadian rockers Killinger have just been tapped as support for Black Label Society on their upcoming run of Canadian tour dates in late October and early November.  Prior to the commencement of these dates, Killinger will be play two benefit shows in support of The Alberta Diabetes Foundation ( in Calgary and Edmonton, respectively.  Killinger's FOYTonic, a proprietary Korean Red Ginseng drink created by Killinger axeman, Kevin Morin, will be sold on site at these shows, with all sales proceeds being donated to the charity.  For his "day job", Morin is a licensed physician and educator with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and a specialty in psychiatric training, as well as certification in Medical Acupuncture and a thorough knowledge of Asian medicine.  FOYTonic ("Fountain Of Youth" Tonic) is currently in clinical trials in Canada as a functional beverage that may help control blood sugar in glucose-intolerant individuals. 
Please see below for Killinger tour dates. 
Killinger's self-titled full-length debut was released last year in North America via Sunmor Entertainment, distributed by BDG.  BDG is distributed by RED Distribution, LLC (a division of Sony Music Entertainment).  The album features a contemporary rock sound which incorporates the best elements of 80s hard rock and metal.  Produced by Rick Plester (Michael Schenker, George Lynch) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica), KILLINGER contains catchy melodies, big guitar riffs and a guest appearance by guitar great George Lynch.  Click here to witness the sexy video for the track "Holding On":
With an over-the-top live show, the band has already made a name for themselves, touring with the likes of Lynch Mob, Stryper, Volbeat and Hell Yeah!  Of Killinger, Exclaim! best describes their sound as "gritty, double-time rock with soaring vocals and dive-bomb guitar solos..."  Killinger was recently honored in their hometown with the 2012 Edmonton Music "People's Choice" Award. 
Killinger is: frontman Dave Williams, lead guitarist Kevin Morin, bassist Justin Craig and drummer Chris Challice.
Killinger tour dates:
15 Calgary, AB    Studio 82
22 Edmonton, AB      The Starlight Room

27 Winnipeg, MB      Burton Cummings*
28 Saskatoon, SK     The Odeon*
30 Calgary, AB        MacEwan Hall*
31 Edmonton, AB      Edmonton Events Centre*

 1 Edmonton, AB      Edmonton Events Centre*
 3 Vancouver, BC     The Vogue*
 4 Vancouver, BC      The Vogue*
*supporting Black Label Society
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Live concert event to be televised nationally September 8th
Promotion includes SOLD OUT limited edition Incubus Live HQ Box Set

Broadcasting LIVE from their blockbuster Honda Civic Tour, multi-platinum artist Incubus will commandeer the AXS TV airwaves with an electric 90-minute set in front of over 25,000 fans at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The exclusive television event will air for one-night only on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Incubus fans experiencing this special live concert at home will also have the opportunity to win the ultimate grand prize when AXS TV Concerts gives away the Incubus HQ Live Limited Edition Box Set via Facebook ( and Twitter (@AXSTVConcerts). Additionally, 10 fans will win the Incubus HQ Live CD/DVD.

Along with the hit songs, deep album tracks and fan favorites performed in an intimate setting, INCUBUS HQ LIVE showcases the personalities of band members, fan interaction, instrument lessons with the band and overall feel of the small Hollywood storefront space in which it was recorded. INCUBUS HQ LIVE (CD + DVD) and INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (2CD + DVD) are still available via, but the rare INCUBUS HQ LIVE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET (which was only available on prior to selling out!), includes such collector items as an autographed 48-page coffee table photo book embedded with a unique piece of art from the actual canvases created by the band and fans at HQ Live; (4) 180 Gram LP Vinyl Set; (2) Disc DVD/Blu Ray set featuring live performances from the HQ Live Sessions, interviews with the band and fans, behind the scenes footage, clips from the musicians clinics, and more; and (6) CD Set of each night’s performance from HQ Live.

“In 2011, Incubus took over residency of an abandoned storefront, stuck an audience just inches away and made some of the most potent and passionate live music of its career, all dutifully chronicled on “HQ Live” ~ Billboard

AXS TV celebrates Incubus, 20 years of music, seven studio albums, over 1,500 live shows with a special night LIVE from the Honda Civic Tour, as a hometown band takes the stage at The Home Depot Center for a national television concert event. This unforgettable night of live alternative rock music continues from the Honda Civic Tour and The Home Depot Center when Linkin Park takes the stage after Incubus for a special broadcast event.
This one-night only Honda Civic Tour LIVE concert event with Linkin Park and Incubus will air exclusively on AXS TV Saturday, September 8, 2012 beginning at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

About AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 under the vision and stewardship of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is the premier destination for live events, breaking news, and as-they-are-happening trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion, and entertainment.
AXS TV Concerts is the premier source on television for 100% live music.  From multi-day festivals to stadium tours to club acts, AXS TV delivers an unparalleled shared experience for fans of all genres. Leveraging the network’s vast landscape, artists expand their reach to live behind-the-scenes moments, live fan Q&As, social media engagement and more unique opportunities specifically for the AXS TV audience. With multiple live concerts weekly, AXS TV is the number one destination for artists and their fans to experience and share a pure live event in the world of music and pop culture. Live LIVE!

The largest independently owned and operated network, AXS TV was developed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin.  The network partners include Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media and Creative Artists Agency (CAA). 

AXS TV is available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other TV providers.
AXS TV can be found online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at AXS TV Concerts can be found online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About Incubus

Incubus has received both critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing several highly successful singles. The band earned mainstream recognition with the release of their 1999 album Make Yourself. In 2001, Incubus became even more successful with the single “Drive” and their follow-up album Morning View. Their sixth studio album, Light Grenades, debuted at No. 1 in 2006 and has received Gold certification in the U.S. Incubus released their first greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies in June 2009, accompanied by a tour of the United States, Japan and Canada. The band recently completed a seventh album, If Not Now, When?, which was released on July 12, 2011. Incubus HQ Live chronicles an intimate week in the life of the band and their fans on this CD/DCD set released August 14th, 2012, in three installments – INCUBUS HQ LIVE (16-track CD + DVD), INCUBUS HQ LIVE SPECIAL EDITION (28-track double CD + DVD), and INCUBUS HQ LIVE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET (SOLD OUT).

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