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Friday, June 29, 2012

News Updates for Friday June 29th, 2012

Hi folks, yes, we made it to Friday, excellent!

Just a few main updates, but running late today, crashed out early last night, I guess everything is catching up with me ..., so this was all I had time for, sorry folks. 
Have a great weekend, enjoy what you do and be safe!
Cheers, Al



RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED FOR TRIUMPH'S 'LIVE AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL' DVD AND CD SET!



The fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7th, 2008. And on August 28th, 2012, fans outside of Sweden will finally get a chance to see, hear, and experience this awesome reunion.

The 'Live at Sweden Rock Festival' set consists of a DVD and CD (both featuring identical track listings), and features all of the Triumph classics fans could hope for.. including - "When the Lights Go Down," "Lay It On the Line, "Never Surrender," "Magic Power," and "Fight the Good Fight ".

Additionally, there are several bonus features, including the on site Triumph Press Conference,  a cool "behind the scenes" at the festival, and a photo gallery.
"It's great to finally be able show the world Triumph's reunion show at the Sweden Rock Festival," says Levine. "It certainly is one of the most memorable performances of our entire career! And they said it would never happen…"


The Canadian trio became one of the leading hard rock acts in the world during the '70s and '80s, with an arsenal of rocking, stadium-shaking anthems, and a magnificent light show that surpassed all of the competition.

Their classic albums 'Just a Game,' 'Allied Forces,' and 'Never Surrender' remain steady sellers, and all of the aforementioned Triumph songs remain rock radio staples - receiving steady play on Clear Channel iHeart Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
'Live at Sweden Rock Festival' will be released on the TML label, distributed by UMG in Canada and ADA in the US.
The set will be released throughout Europe on August 24th on Frontiers Records.


'Live at Sweden Rock Festival' Track listing:

CD:    When The Lights Go Down; Lay It On The Line; Allied Forces; Never Surrender; I Live For The Weekend; Blinding Light Show; Rocky Mountain Way; Magic Power;  Rock & Roll Machine; Fight The Good Fight.

DVD: When The Lights Go Down; Lay It On The Line; Allied Forces; Never Surrender; I Live For The Weekend; Blinding Light Show; Rocky Mountain Way; Magic Power;  Rock & Roll Machine; Fight The Good Fight.


For further information on Triumph, please visit:




CANADIAN MULTI-PLATINUM ROCKERS LOVERBOY RETURN WITH "ROCK 'N' ROLL REVIVAL" VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS AUGUST 14TH

MASSIVE TOUR SUPPORTING JOURNEY AND PAT BENATAR FEATURING
NEIL GIRALDO KICKS OFF JULY 21ST



(New York, NY) - For more than three decades, veteran multi-platinum Canadian rockers Loverboy have been lovin' every minute of it...and now are proud to announce the upcoming worldwide release of ROCK 'N' ROLL REVIVAL via Frontiers Records
The album is set for an August 14th release in the United States and Canada and features nine newly re-recorded Loverboy hits, as well as three brand new songs.  Loverboy founder/guitarist and producer of the album, Paul Dean commented, "The new songs on this album are in the same spirit as our classic material.  Working with our old friend, Bob Rock, on 'Heartbreaker' and 'No Tomorrow' was very easy and natural.   And, the track 'Rock 'n' Roll Revival' brought Mike Reno and me back to our collaborative spirit of the 80's.  As far as the classic hits on the album, these songs are reflective of the evolution of our past 30 years of playing them LIVE."

Featuring original band members Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, Doug Johnson along with Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve (who replaced the late Scott Smith), Loverboy recently reunited at Bryan Adams' Vancouver studio The Warehouse, with their original engineer, legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, The Cure, Bon Jovi) to record the two new songs which are included on the album, "Heartbreaker" and "No Tomorrow," which were added to another specially-written new track, "Rock 'n' Roll Revival."  The re-recorded hit tracks capture 30+ years of the evolution of each song during Loverboy's stellar live shows.  

Next month, Loverboy will hit the road on a massive nationwide tour as special guests supporting Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo.  This tour comes full circle for Loverboy as they played with Journey three decades ago, in support of their iconic album, GET LUCKY.

Please see below for confirmed tour dates, with more to be announced.

For more than 30 years, LOVERBOY has been "Working for the Weekend" and on weekends, delighting audiences around the world since forming in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four multi-platinum plaques, including the four-million-selling GET LUCKY, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled 1980 debut, 1983's KEEP IT UP and 1985's LOVIN' EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Their string of hits includes, in addition to the anthem "Working for the Weekend," such arena rock staples as "Lovin' Every Minute of It," "This Could Be the Night," "Hot Girls in Love," "Heaven In Your Eyes," "Turn Me Loose," "When It's Over," "Heaven In Your Eyes" and "Queen of the Broken Hearts." 

Loverboy is: Mike Reno (vocals), Paul Dean (guitars), Matt Frenette (drums), Doug Johnson (keyboards) and Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve (bass).



Loverboy ROCK 'N' ROLL REVIVAL track listing:

1.    Rock 'n' Roll Revival
2.    No Tomorrow
3.    Heartbreaker
4.    Turn Me Loose
5.    Working For The Weekend
6.    Lovin' Every Minute Of It
7.    The Kid Is Hot Tonight
8.    Lucky Ones
9.    Always On My Mind
10.  Queen Of The Broken Hearts
11.  When It's Over
12.  Hot Girls In Love

Loverboy - Photo credit: Mick Rock


Loverboy supporting Journey and Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo on tour:

  
For more information, please visit:




LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM
CONTINUES U.S. TOUR;
NEW DATES BEGIN JULY 26

 


June 26, 2012 -- Due to overwhelming demand, LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM (Fleetwood Mac) is extending his critically-acclaimed U.S. tour with additional dates on the East coast and Midwest.  He’s also making a few stops in Canada.  The new six-week trek begins July 26 in Birmingham, AL and lasts through September 8 in Rama, Ontario.  As for the rest of the country, they need not worry, as even more tour dates are in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks.

In his intimate-one-man show, Lindsey will showcase his distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice in his usual awe-inspiring form, captivating his audience with songs from his recent album, SEEDS WE SOW, as well as performing a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac classics.

Regarding the new tour he says, "As I've grown as an artist, I've gotten more and more in touch with my center, and that center is voice and guitar. Over time it has become increasingly vital to express more with less; that is my touchstone now, and the embodiment of that philosophy is what will be largely represented in the new show. I've been thinking of doing this kind of tour for a while, and am quite excited to be doing something new, something outside my comfort zone."

Check out Lindsey Buckingham at any of the following tour dates:
 http://www.lindseybuckingham.com/events/

Official links www.lindseybuckingham.com
www.facebook.com/lindseybuckingham



Check out
SHINEDOWN’s
brand new video for
“UNITY”




Shinedown’s new album AMARYLLIS was released earlier this year and made a #1 chart debut on Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart, and a #4 debut on the Billboard 200
The album’s first single “Bully” hit #1 at Rock radio, marking Shinedown’s 7th consecutive chart-topper at the format

Shinedown have recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Conan
 “AMARYLLIS” sees Shinedown joining forces once more with multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on the record-breaking “THE SOUND OF MADNESS.”  Recorded at Cavallo’s Lightning Sound studios outside of Los Angeles and a pair of Hollywood landmarks, Ocean Way Recording and Capitol Studios, the album was named among “This Year’s Best Bets” by Billboard, which noted the inventive addition of synths, a 27-piece orchestra, and a 10-piece horn section to the band’s powerful hard rock.

“THE SOUND OF MADNESS” (2008) proved Shinedown’s mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. 

The album made rock music history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings.  Among them are such hits as “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom),” “Devour,” “Sound of Madness,” “The Crow and The Butterfly,” the gold certified “If You Only Knew,” and the double-platinum certified crossover smash, “Second Chance“ – all of which rose to the top of the airplay charts, marking an astonishing streak of rock radio classics.



Thursday, June 28, 2012

News Update for Thursday June 28th, 2012

Hi Folks,
Yep, skipped a day again, free time at a premium to get anything up right now on the site.
Anyway, here's a few snippets for you all, Cheers, Al


Calling all Night Ranger fans, want to go to Hollywood with the band?!

Well, it's not quite as simple as that folks, but yes indeed Night Ranger will be part of an episode of a popular reality show ..., with a cameo performance. 

I don't know what the show is at this time, but the band are asking fans to support them by filling in a short questionnaire and being prepared to be in Hollywood on this Sunday, 1st July for the 7.30pm (PST) performance plus you must be over 18 to enter / apply.

This is what the band have shared with fans on their site:

We are having an exciting filming coming up and we’re looking for high energy people that would love to participate.

When: Sunday, July 1 2012
 Time: 7:30pm
 Where: Hollywood, CA


For more information about this filming please email
showeventjuly1st@gmail.com or click this link http://bit.ly/MdXvoE.


Keep up with the band, for more info on this and all the band's current tour dates, head to:



Swedish Hard Rockers’ ECLIPSE anticipated new album "Bleed And Scream" out in August on Frontiers



 Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated ECLIPSE fourth studio album entitled “Bleed and Scream” on August 24th in Europe and August 28th in North America.


“Bleed and Scream” marks the return from the Swedish Hard Rockers, 4 years after the acclaimed album “Are You Ready to Rock”, which gained the band a solid reputation and a steady following, thanks also to their live appearances which culminated with dates as opening act for Deep Purple and a Firefest show in 2009.

 Besides this, Eclipse singer Erik Martensson has been busy producing and writing a number of successful songs and records for such artists as: W.E.T, Toby Hitchcock, Giant, Jimi Jamison just to name a few. Erik and Eclipse guitarist Magnus Henriksson also wrote the song “Brothers in Arms” (originally an Eclipse-track) which was voted as # 1 for best song of the year in Melodicrock.com awards for 2009.


 In 2011 Eclipse teamed up again to write what was to become their latest effort “Bleed and Scream”. The bar was set high and the initial goal was to top their latest album. “We knew we had to do everything better on this album. If we couldn’t have achieved that we never would have released it! But boy did it turn out well! When it was taking shape we realized this was to be a monster of an album”, says guitarist Magnus Henriksson.

 "With Eclipse we never think of what other people want or expect from us. We write for ourselves and make the music we love to listen to. If I'd think of a perfect album this is how it will sound! And once the album was written the recording process went pretty smooth as we knew exactly what goal we aimed for. I'd say it's our own pimped version of the classic hard rock we grew up listening to", adds guitarist/singer Erik Martensson.


“Every song has qualities as a single. Erik´s vocals are way better than ever. The guitar-sound is just awesome! The whole production is just in your face. It has something for everyone in it! We worked so hard at making this record that it drove us nearly nuts and made us wanna scream, but now it’s your turn to bleed & scream”, concludes Magnus.


 “Bleed and Scream” tracklisting includes: Wake Me Up; Bleed And Scream; Ain't Dead Yet; Battlegrounds; A Bitter Taste; Falling Down; S.O.S.; Take Back The Fear; The Unspoken Heroes; About To Break; After The End Of The World.

The first single “Bleed And Scream” will be exclusively distributed in Sweden through Sweden Rock Magazine in the issue that will hit the streets on July 17th.

This special release will include two exclusive bonus tracks (unavailable elsewhere) : "Come Hell or High Water" and "Into The Fire".

You can stream the song on the Frontiers Records webradio (www.frontiers.it/webradio) or listen to a sample following the link via Melodicrock.com: http://www.melodicrock.com/audio/Eclipse02.mp3

ECLIPSE

 Erik Martenssom - Bleeding vocals, guitar & bass
 Magnus Henriksson - Screaming lead guitar
 Robban B├Ąck - Roaring drums
 Johan Berlin - Epic synthesisers

 
Weblinks:



New live Y&T material - 'Live at the Mystic'

 


Last year when Y&T were still out touring in support of the excellent 2010 'Facemelter' album - Yes, they were on the road a while and into this year too! - the band stopped off for a pretty much 'home' gig, they recorded a new live album.

'Live at the Mystic' was recorded at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA, with Dave Meniketti leading his troops admirably on guitar and vocals, ably assistant of John Nymann (Guitars, vocals), Mike Vanderhule (Drums, vocals) and Brad Lang on bass and vocals.

The recording includes 22 songs recorded over 2 nights in November of 2011.
 
 
 
Recorded as a two disc set, it's now available through the bands website:
http://www.meniketti.com
 

Live Nation is proud to announce Quofestive 2012!




Status Quo are to hit the road in the UK again - as they always do ... - in December to play their annual Christmas shows.
For more details, read on ... 

Priority tickets for the 10 date winter tour will be available to fans in an exclusive online only pre-sale from this site on Monday July 2nd.



Quo are delighted to be joined at the shows in Cardiff, Birmingham and London, by the legendary Bonnie Tyler and also on all dates by a very special guest (to be announced shortly).

Tickets for all shows are priced at £37.50, except the show at London's 02 which is priced at £38.50 (plus booking fees).

Tickets will be on general sale from Friday July 6th.

Please note that during the pre-sale period tickets will not be available by phone or from venue box offices.

Due to time restrictions, no fan-club postal mail notification of the tour will be sent.

Thurs 6th Dec - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
(with special guest (to be announced)


 Fri 7th Dec - Sheffield, City Hall
(with special guest t.b.a.)


Sun 9th Dec - Bournemouth, BIC
(with special guest t.b.a.)


 Mon 10th Dec - Brighton, Centre
 (with special guest t.b.a.)


 Weds 12th Dec - Gateshead, Sage
(with special guest t.b.a.)


 Thurs 13th Dec - Blackpool, Opera House
(with special guest t.b.a.)


 Fri 14th Dec - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
(with special guest t.b.a. and Bonnie Tyler)


 Sun 16th Dec - Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
(with special guest t.b.a.)


Mon 17th Dec - Birmingham, LG Arena
(with special guest t.b.a. and Bonnie Tyler)


 Weds 19th Dec London, 02 Arena
(with special guest t.b.a. and Bonnie Tyler)



Official band website:http://www.statusquo.co.uk



Progressive Rock Band GPS releases LIVE 2DVD/4CD Box Set Entitled Two Seasons Live in Japan




New GPS live box set released by GONZO Multimedia features progressive rockers John Payne (ASIA), Guthrie Govan (ASIA, the Aristocrats), Jay Schellen (ASIA, CIRCA:, Conspiracy), and Ryo Okumoto (Spocks Beard).

Progressive rock band GPS releases Two Seasons Live in Japan, a 2DVD/4CD box set documenting two powerful performances in Japan from 2007.
Released by GONZO Multimedia, the box set features 2 video DVDS and 4 audio CDs containing two complete concerts.

Priced at $29.99 (US) and £24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at GONZO Multimedia (US) and GONZO Multimedia (UK/Europe). Orders ship June 18, 2012.
Full details including track list and bonus video features follow-

GPS (founded in 2006) includes singer/bassist John Payne (ASIA), guitarist Guthrie Govan (ASIA, the Aristocrats), drummer Jay Schellen (ASIA, CIRCA:, Conspiracy), and keyboardist Ryo Okumoto (Spocks Beard).


Volume One is a full band ensemble performance filmed “guerrilla-style” at Tokyo’s O-West. Volume Two showcases John Payne and Guthrie Govan in an intimate acoustic setting at Clapper in Tokyo, filmed by multiple cameras. Both sets contain a mix of tracks from GPS’s debut album “Window to the Soul”, classic ASIA tracks and solo features.

Bonus DVD features include a lengthy interview with John Payne, Jay Schellen and Ryo Okumoto shot in 2011, and an in-store acoustic performance by John Payne and Guthrie Govan. The box set is housed in super jewel style cases in a handsome sleeve.
The DVDs are standard definition, region-free, and NTSC encoded.
Production and engineering by John Payne, Jakko Jakszyk and Harold Houldershaw.

Priced at $29.99 (US) and £24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at http://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15493 (US) and http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15493 (UK/Europe).

Orders shipping now!

Tracklistings and credits:

DVD Volume 1 (cds 1/2) 

Performance date: 14-Oct 2007
 Venue: O-WEST, Tokyo/Shibuya
 filmed by Shinpei Sato

1. The Objector
 2. All My Life
 3. Since You’ve Been Gone
 4. Heaven Can Wait
 5. Window To The Soul
 6. Taken Dreams
 7. Ryo’s Keyboard Solo
 8. Military Man (Acoustic) (Asia)
 9. Gold (Acoustic)
 10. Written On The Wind (Acoustic)
 11. Silent Nation (Asia)
 12. Long Way From Home (Asia)
 13. Jay Schellen Drum Solo
 14. Only Time Will Tell (Asia)
 15. Guthrie Govan Guitar Solo
 16. Heat Of The Moment (Asia)
 17. New Jerusalem

John Payne: Vocals, Bass, Guitar
 Jay Schellen: Drums, Percussion
 Guthrie Govan: Guitars
 Ryo Okumoto: Keyboards

DVD bonus:
 John and Guthrie in-store performance
 “GPS Jazz Trio” excerpt


DVD Volume 2 (cds 3/4)
Performance date: 6-April 2007
 Venue: Clapper, Tokyo

1. Taken Dreams
 2. All My Life
 3. Written on the Wind
 4. Heaven Can wait
 5. Gold
 6. The Objector
 7. Guthrie Govan guitar solo
 8. I Believe in Yesterday
 9. Window to the Soul
 10. New Jerusalem
 11. Since You’ve Been Gone
 12. Military Man (Asia)
 13. The Longest Night (Asia)
 
John Payne: Vocals, Guitar
 Guthrie Govan: Guitars
DVD bonus: interviews

Priced at $29.99 (US) and £24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at http://www.gonzomultimedia.com/product_details/15493 (US) and http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15493 (UK/Europe).

Orders ship June 18, 2012.










BOMBASTIC MEATBATS RETURN WITH FIRST-EVER CONCERT SET, 'LIVE MEAT AND POTATOES'





That Chad Smith is one busy gentleman - having to balance his jammed schedule as both a member of both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot. And that's not even his full roster, as evidenced by Smith's funk/jam side project, the Bombastic Meatbats, who have just issued their first-ever live recording, 'Live Meat and Potatoes' via Marmaduke Records, which is available as both a traditional CD and as a download, via the following links, respectively:




Consisting of drummer Smith, guitarist Jeff Kollman (from Cosmosquad, UFO, Glenn Hughes), bassist Kevin Chown (Uncle Kracker, Tarja Turunen), and keyboardist Ed Roth (Coolio and Ronnie Montrose), the band first formed in 2008, and hails from Los Angeles.

The third record in the evolution of the Meatbats sound, 'Live Meat And Potatoes' captures the band in their most natural environment: in front of a live audience in an intimate setting. The band has found its sound after its first two studio releases, 'Meet the Meatbats' and 'More Meat.'
LIVE is where they shine the brightest, featuring long extended jams that take the audience on a roller coaster ride of funk, rock and experimental madness of all sorts.


"This double disc is the perfect representation of the Meatbats," explains Kollman. "The recipe starts with the Chad Smith intangible funk groove along with a memorable melody, some sex chords, a bit of sarcasm, and the bombastic interplay that defines the bats. Plus a bit of the kitchen sink thrown in."


As Kollman hints at, the band has a knack for merging killer chops with humor - as evidenced by such song titles as "Opps! I Spilled My Beer," "Pigsfeet," and "Lobster Legs." Additionally, the cover of 'Live Meat and Potatoes' pays tribute to Kiss' 'Love Gun' album cover. Also, Smith pays homage to one of his top influences, the legendary John Bonham, with a slow and funky cover of "Moby Dick" in a way it's never been heard before.

The group's latest figures to match up to the success of their earlier releases, which debuted in the top-20 of iTunes' jazz chart. Additionally, the group's earlier single, "Shag," was one of the most added songs in jazz radio during 2011, and was featured in the USA Network television series, 'Covert Affairs.'

And the lucky fans that have caught the Bombastic Meatbats live can attest that the group offers consistent on-the-edge performances - resulting in the material never being played the same way twice.

As Chown explains, "It's been interesting watching and experiencing the band evolve. Our challenge was always capturing what we came up with spontaneously in our writing and jam sessions. That's hard to do in a studio environment. In front of an audience, we let it all hang out and have a good time with it. It really captures the band the way WE hear it. Live and on the edge."

Bring a healthy appetite for the latest serving of Bombastic Meatbats, 'Live Meat and Potatoes'!

COMPLETE 'LIVE MEAT AND POTATOES' TRACKLISTING:


1. OOPS I SPILLED MY BEER
2. PASSING THE ACE
3. MOUNTAIN OF MEAT
4. THE GUNBOAT IS ON!
5. NIGHTSWEATS
6. TOPPS OFF
7. PIGS FEET
8. NEED STRANGE
9. DEATHMATCH
10. BATTLE FOR VENTURA BLVD
11. MOBY DICK
12. SHILO'S FORBIDDEN CITY BLUES
13. BREADBALLS
14. LOBSTER LEGS
15. INTO THE FLOYD

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Brief News Update for Tuesday June 26th, 2012

Hi Folks,
Sorry it's been a couple of days without news updates, but hopefully this will give you at least a little something to read of interest.
No, it's not a lot, but it's more than yesterday!
Have a great week folks, Cheers, Al

 
Geoff Tate signs a worldwide recording contract with Inside Out Music.


Geoff Tate photo by Stephanie Cabral

Well, here you go, amidst all the turmoil with Queensryche over the last couple of weeks, now comes this from Geoff Tate in response to the other band members announcing that they have fired Geoff from the band.

GEOFF TATE, the legendary Queensryche frontman and one of the most acclaimed vocalists in the history of hard rock and heavy metal, has signed a worldwide recording contract with INSIDEOUT MUSIC.


"I'm very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music," says Geoff Tate (Official) of his multi-album deal. "They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available."

As the frontman of Queensryche, GEOFF TATE has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band's landmark concept album 'Operation: Mindcrime' thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by 'Empire' in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles "Silent Lucidity" and "Jet City Woman."

By the time Queensryche released 'Promised Land' in 1994, Tate was universally acknowledged as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and metal, and a driving force behind progressive metal's most innovative force in mainstream music. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums, with one of their most overlooked gems being 'American Soldier' in 2009, Tate's ambitious concept album that explores the consequences of war as told through the voices of veterans.
"Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time," says InsideOut Music founder Thomas Waber. "We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician - welcome to the InsideOut Music family!"


GEOFF TATE is currently finishing production on his first InsideOut Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tate joins an InsideOut Music roster that includes Devin Townsend, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, King's X, Fates Warning, Dream Theater frontman James Labrie, The Flower Kings, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Pain Of Salvation and more.

GEOFF TATE ONLINE:






New music coming soon from Richie Sambora

I have to say that this guy, Richie Sambora deserves more credit than Jon Bon Jovi ever does! There, I said it!

I'm sorry, but Jon Bon Jovi is shielded totally by his 'special' people - I was going to use another term, but thought better of it ... - that he 'could' be drinking himself, out of his mind everyday and you'd never know it ...
He could be doing ..., who knows what in his little empire, you'd never know, but Richie Sambora ... The guy who has co-written so much material for the band, he sings so well on harmony vocals for the band, but then all this crap with his personal life ... What lowlife's are out there, doing this?
When the guy needed help, who was there ...?
Sad indeed ...

It's great to see him coming back strong and with news of a new album to be released later this year, it's better still!
The man's solo work, really speaks for itself. To me, it's so much more mature than Bon Jovi (The bands) music, much more so with Bon Jovi's recent country directional twist ...

So, I understand through Richie's Facebook - Don't know if it's official or not, that's the only thing ... - that he's been working on a new album and even my old friend and Richie's ex-brother-in-law, Stuart Smith (Heaven and Earth) has told me that what Richie has been doing sounds good, from when he went over to Richie's place to borrow a guitar to use on the latest Heaven and Earth recordings.

Someone has got hold of some soundbites - That I hope are still here, when you check them! - of apparently four songs from Richie's new album, which is again ..., apparently due for release in September.
All the music samples posted on You Tube here in a medly - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWp46ZYZNHA&feature=player_embedded - sound great to me!

I for one, really look forward to new music from Richie, which is more than I can say about Bon Jovi these days ... No pun intended!
Bring on the new sounds Richie! I love it!

The Richie Sambora website, is currently going through an update at http://richiesambora.com/ but go there to sign up for updates, then you'll know what I know ..., when I know it too!




Fan's of Blackmore's Night? New release coming soon!

From the latest 'trip' that is Blackmore's Night. Yes, Ritchie Blackmore's escapade from rock, there's a new live DVD and CD. That is in the USA ...
In Europe, it's going out as a package.
Here's the press blurb, from the label site ...

 
When Blackmore’s Night rolled in to York, England, on 30 September 2011, the heat scorched the medieval streets and the sunlight bathed the old city walls.

Inside the Grand Opera House, Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night and their band of minstrels were generating their own heat as they took their devoted audience on a musical journey through the ages with songs from their two new albums, Secret Voyage and Autumn Sky, such as ‘Locked Within The Crystal Ball,’ ‘Darkness’ plus a new interpretation of ‘First Of May’ – a rarely played ballad, originally done by the Bee Gees, and an additional smattering of songs from earlier albums, most notably the classic ‘Fires At Midnight.’
The third Blackmore’s Night DVD release A Knight In York captures all the magic of this stunning Blackmore’s Night show. 




Here's the tracklisting:

01  Locked Within The Crystal Ball
02  Gilded Cage
03  The Circle
04  Journeyman
05  World Of Stone
06  The Peasant‘s Promise
07  Toast To Tomorrow
08  Fires At Midnight
09  Barbara Allen
10  Darkness
11  Dance Of The Darkness
12  Dandelion Wine
13  All The Fun Of The Fayre
14  First Of May


 Release Dates:
Europe: June 29th, 2012 | UK: July 02nd, 2012

No mention of a release date for US territory, but if you go to Amazon.com, you find that yes, the CD will be available on July 3rd.

Sadly (Perhaps!), for US fans ..., the DVD will not be available through Amazon.com until July 10th and then only as an import.
Now isn't that weird, since the band's HQ is right here in the USA!
Link to purchase / pre-order the DVD is here:

Official website:



 
CANDLELIGHT RED SECURES SPOT ON 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL!

SEVENDUST DRUMMER MORGAN ROSE TO PRODUCE NEW CANDLELIGHT RED EP.






It seems like Candlelight Red are refusing to take a rest from their breakneck 2012 schedule - in addition to recently issuing their debut full-length disc, 'The Wreckage' (and single, "She's Got the Look"), the band has secured a spot on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival - which they will start a month after wrapping up nationwide tours with Lacuna Coil and Crossfade.




The group will be rocking on one of two "Festival Stages," which will also include POD, Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, and Thousand Foot Krutch. And on the "Main Stage" will be Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelitas Way.




Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, and the tour will play more than 30 shows throughout North America during August and September. “We’re really excited about this year’s awesome lineup,” say tour producers John Oakes and John Reese. “It’s incredible to have so many of the biggest bands in rock together with some newer bands that are blowing up. By adding a second stage to the festival area and including even more great talent, we’re stepping things up a notch for the UPROAR fans.”




"Being on UPROAR is a huge honor. To be playing on a tour with some of the biggest bands in rock today is very humbling!" - Jeremy Edge




"This is a tremendous opportunity, a sign of many good things to come for Candlelight Red" - Brian Dugan




Hailing from Central PA, Candlelight Red (which includes vocalist Ryan Hoke, guitarist Jeremy Edge, bassist Jamie Morral, and drummer Brian Dugan), has been scoring big on radio and in the hard rock press, as evidenced by a review on www.welovemetal.com, which raved “CANDLELIGHT RED might be the one great hope: a band that can play to the rock fans and head bang the metal fans.”


Candlelight Red has been steadily expanding their fan base after inking their record deal with Imagen Records in late 2010. The band is already road warriors, as evidenced by recently completed nationwide tours with Sevendust, 10 Years, Saving Abel and Egypt Central. And with their just-announced spot on this year's UPROAR Festival, Candlelight Red is just about ready to hit the big time.



Speaking of Sevendust, When Candlelight Red recently toured with Sevendust, they automatically struck up a friendship with drummer Morgan Rose.


Realizing that they saw completely eye-to-eye musically, it made perfect sense for Rose to produce Candlelight Red - which will soon become a reality, as both factions will work together on an EP.


"While having Candlelight Red on tour with Sevendust, I was able to get familiar with their music and build a friendship with some of the band members," explains Rose. "So when they approached me with a desire for me to produce them, I jumped at the opportunity. After talking about what our goals were for the recording, we were happy to realize our goals were one and the same. To capture the band's live sound is the objective, and it's gonna happen. I'm beyond excited to get these songs finished and out to their fans!"






And CR guitarist Jeremy Edge shares Rose's excitement regarding the upcoming sessions (which will soon commence at Arkitekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey, with Mike Ferretti serving as engineer). "We are beyond pumped to have Morgan work with us! He is not only one of the world's most phenomenal rock drummers, He is a guy that really gets what the sound and energy of our band is all about. We are going to have some of the most intense CR material our fans have heard yet!"
Look for the EP to be released on August 14th, 2012!



Confirmed Candlelight Red engagements on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Tour:


8/17 – Kansas City, Mo. – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone


8/18 – Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show)


8/19 – St. Louis, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre


8/22 – Chicago, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre


8/24 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center


8/25 – Syracuse, N.Y. – TBA


8/26 – Mansfield, Mass. – Comcast Center


8/28 – Scranton, Pa. – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain


8/29 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center


8/31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion


9/1 – Saratoga, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center


9/2 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live


9/5 – Simpsonville, S.C. – Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park


9/7 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre


9/8 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center


9/9 – Cleveland, Ohio – Blossom Music Center


9/11 – Raleigh, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek


9/12 – Atlanta, Ga. – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood


9/13 – Tampa, Fla. – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre


9/15 – Houston, Texas – Woodlands Pavilion


9/16 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion


9/18 – Denver, Colo. – Comfort Dental Amphitheater


9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre


9/21 – Spokane, Wash. – Greyhound Park and Events Center


9/22 – Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre


9/23 – Portland, Ore. – Sleep Country Amphitheater


9/25 – Boise, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheater


9/29 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion


9/30 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion




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