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Saxon – ‘Heavy Metal Thunder – Live –
Eagles Over Wacken review
Released on: UDR / EMI. Release date:
OK, I’ve had this little gem for some
time now, among the many other albums, DVD’s and other packages of one of each,
that keep showing up at the ‘Williams Towers!’ It’s certainly, busy, busy here!
There is so much in this package that put
simply, if you’re a Saxon fan of any kind, I urge you to get hold of a copy of
this – if you haven’t done so already! - Double CD and DVD set or should that
read triple set!
'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken' is indeed a special release, read on ...
There are two live CD discs here;
recorded live in Glasgow on last year’s UK ‘A Call To Arms’ leg of the band’s
Then there’s the DVD …, which is mammoth!
A running time of 177 minutes, yes, just shy of three hours of the band’s
performances at Germany’s Wacken festival, featuring their shows from 2004,
2007 and 2009.
For the DVD, I can really only summarize,
as to do a complete breakdown on it, I’d be here for bloody ever!
I think it’s great though and for an old
Saxon fan like me, it was great to see the old Eagle on stage behind the band
with all the floodlights on it. Killer!
I remember seeing Biff (Byford) strapping himself
to the Eagle, back on the ‘Eagle has Landed’ tour in the 80’s and on the ‘Power
and the Glory’ tour too.
Plenty of great material on the live DVD,
even if at times Biff does seem to be labouring just a little … Why he wears
that bloody huge coat / jacket for so long on stage is beyond me? He must be
bloody dying in it!
So many classic Saxon tracks on here too,
with a total of 31 songs performed and some great behind the scenes features
too, it’s an absolute winner!
My only confusion therein though is on
drummers involved on the live DVD, as Nigel Glockler is the only drummer
credited in the sleeve notes, yet there is another drummer playing and I
believe it is Jorg Michael who had replaced Fritz Randow – Glockler’s
replacement. - in 2004.
There is no credit though here, for Jorg
Michael on the sleeve notes.
The rest of the band here is original guitar player Paul Quinn, long time member Doug Scarett (Guitars) and Nibbs Carter (Bass/ Keyboards).
Saxon was and clearly still is a great live act,
as I saw last October, here in Detroit – http://chambersofrock.blogspot.com/2011/10/saxon-live-at-blondies-detroit-gig.html – at admittedly a
much lower level, since unfortunately they never really broke the US in a big
way, unlike the bands that back in the 80’s, they were more or less on an equal
level with in the UK, such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, then those two went
It’s certainly not through lack of
playing live, as Saxon were always committed to that. Shame …
The double live CD set was captured live
in Glasgow, back in April of last year and as we saw here in Detroit, they
played a lengthy set in Glasgow too, with a twenty four song setlist!
The intro track ‘Hybrid’ does drag out
for some time - Especially since it's just that, an intro! - as the band gather themselves to launch into the excellent back
to form new song ‘Hammer of the Gods’ which almost comes across – to diehard
fans- like ‘Princess of the Night.’
Then to a classic in ‘Heavy Metal
Thunder,’ to the new ‘Back in ‘79’ which does evoke memories of old.
‘Never Surrender’ is a winner with the
Glasgow crowd, before they play ‘I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)’ from their
2007 ‘Inner Sanctum’ album, which they originally recorded with special guests
Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), Andi Deris (Helloween) and Lemmy (Motorhead), so
they figure, let’s plug it some more here!
Always a Saxon classic is ‘Dallas 1pm’ up
next and it’s no different here, love this track!
‘A Call To Arms’ title track is next and it
really is a well-crafted track, as is the rest of that excellent album and the
crowd clearly appreciates it too.
‘Solid Ball of Rock’ up next was the
period of Saxon, where I tended to lose a listen interest, but you know, in
this live setting, it works well, absolutely heavy and rockin’!
Then it’s a track from 2009’s ‘Into the
Labyrinth’ album, with ‘Demon Sweeney Todd,’ reflecting that they don’t simply
just put out a ‘Greatest Hit’s’ live package.
Power to you guys!
That said, I’ve got absolutely no
complaints about hearing ‘And The Bands Played On’ next, Saxon’s tribute to the
old Donington Park, the location of the original UK ‘Monsters of Rock’ festival.
‘Man and Machine’ is from the ‘Lionheart’
album, that I recall the band saying when they released it, that it was a
return to form ala ‘Wheels of Steel / Strong Arm of the Law,’ which I for one
totally disagree with.
This is very much more standard metal to me
and it lacks something, but it fits the bill here.
The harmony guitar part being the only
real highlight for me personally …
They delve into ‘Denim and Leather’ next
and Biff tells the crowd, ‘Let’s go f**king crazy!’ with ‘Play it Loud,’ which
hits the spot to me, bringing back great memories!
It’s back to the latest album next for ‘When
Doomsday Comes (HybridTheory)’ and it’s
a bit of a more thought out track for the band, which echoes the class of the
Back to classic Saxon with ‘To Hell and
Back Again’ next and I really love that period from the band!
This acts as the closing number for CD
disc number one …
They kick right back in on CD disc two,
with ‘Motorcycle Man,’ and Biff announces that the show is being recorded
tonight for a later release, before saying ‘Let’s take a ride on a f**king
So now you know it’s all favourites from
‘Denim and Leather’ follows before the
killer ‘Princess of the Night,’ a track that has become my ultimate favourite
Saxon track and hearing the crowd singing the opening verse, it kind of makes
clear it’s a huge crowd winner!
‘Crusader’ followed by ‘747 (Strangers in
the Night),’ then ‘The Eagle Has Landed,’ remind me of how much I enjoy this
Loved seeing them last year for the first
time in 20 years or more!
The pace does not let up, as ’20,000 Feet’
rocks out next, quick rock without question!
The band returns for another encore in ‘Strong
Arm of the Law’ which again bring back so many great memories from yesteryear! Thanks
Closing track here, well there’s really
only one left they could play at this stage right, ‘Wheels of Steel!’
I can’t say enough much this CD/DVD is
special to me. Catching the band last year, gave me a renewed love of the band
and in the latest album ‘A Call To Arms,’ they’ve found new glory years in this
fans eyes and ears.
If you’re a fan of old, you will adore
this set, it’s jammed packed with great memories, classic Saxon and then some!
If you’re a new fan or an intrigued rock
fan of hard and heavy rock, from the classic generation, then do yourself a
favour and track this down, a magic release!
Sorry it took so long to write about it, oh and what a great cover!
Thanks for your support this week, those of you that have taken the time to still check in.
Sadly the hits seem lower than they have been for sometime ... :(
It's been tough since I started this new dayjob to do much for the site at all, working 10 - 16 hour days and I've only been there about 7 weeks.
It just seems messed up ... Working through a bunch of lunch breaks too, which means yet less time for 'Chambers of Rock.'
At this rate, it may well come down to folding the site up ...
I've also been waiting on a well known musician to return the manuscript of our interview that he and I have been going back and forth on, while his band toured Europe but now he's back home in the US, clearly though he has other priorities, which I understand.
He has been away from his family for sometime.
I also have to still type up an interview with Joe Lynn Turner that he and I did, much earlier this year ...
Again, keeping the site going for all you folks and fitting in reviews means less time for typing up those interviews and editing them.
I had planned to talk toRik Emmett (Triumph) soon, but now I'm questioning myself about doing that ...
I'd like to be more positive about things, but with low hits at the site - And this week, although there has been a news update Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. - it's been tough to justify.
There's no income from doing this folks - Amazon in connection with Blogger changed some of their tactics and an App on Blogger, that took people to the Amazon sale of the product, changed a while back, so it makes it look cheesy to simply add a link at the end of eachreview.
Also fewer PR folks are offering review tickets for gigs, so less to cover there at the cost of current gigs ...
It's just simply getting harder and harder to justify, after six months of my starting the site, it was getting plenty of attention then and I thought, 'OK, it's doing this good, I need to stay on top of it, so I quit playing in a local band with Rhonda to focus on this.
Since then, work has got more crazy, so then it becomes a battle ... Since starting this in December 2009, I'm now in my third daytime job ... I kid you not! Not cool huh?
I'll see how the site goes over the coming week, but seriously, if the hits drop off that much, the writing appears to almost be on the wall .... :(
It has been good while it lasted ... And those people that have stuck with me since the beginning thanks!
Friends that have tried to help out, some guest reviews - Thanks Mark, Dave and LeeAnn! - and those that have also helped in trying get some of the interviews this year typed up, I salute you rock 'n' roll troopers!
I do really apprecate you ALL, for all you have done to keep me focused here, sorry if it doesn't last much longer, but it's almost been three years, not bad with no outside publicity I suppose ... Thanks ...
CHICKENFOOT TO RE-RELEASE FIRST ALBUM WITH LIVE BONUS TRACKS
(NEW YORK, NY) - Having established themselves in record time as one of the earth’s premier rock bands with their Gold-certified self-titled debut, CHICKENFOOT will be re-releasing their self-titled,"Chickenfoot," as a deluxe double disc version on October 16th, 2012.
Frontman Sammy Hagar comments:
"Chickenfoot 1 will always be special to me for exactly what it is. Our former label went out of business and the album had been discontinued. You could not find the album anywhere, which is crazy! We got the masters back and our new label will re-release the 1st album and we thought we should include some live tracks from 'Chickenfoot lll'.”
The release will feature live tracks recorded on the "Different Devil" tour this past spring while supporting their latest record, "Chickenfoot III."
DISC 1 Avienda Revolution Soap On A Rope Sexy Little Thing Oh Yeah Runnin Out Get It Up Down The Drain My Kinda Girl Learning To Fall Turnin Left Future Is The Past
DISC 2 Bitten By The Wolf Lighten Up (Live in Chicago 5/12/12) Big Foot (Live in Seattle 6/6/12) Last Temptation (Live in Seattle 6/6/12) Something Going Wrong (Live in Boston 5/16/12)
CHICKENFOOT released "Chickenfoot III" late last year to much critical praise. "It's hard to hate big-boned butt rock from guys clearly making it because they still love the form," said ROLLING STONE.
BILLBOARD said, “It’s a rare case of a group that’s equal to – or perhaps even greater than – the sum of its parts…this is an album that really wins hearts with its granite thump’n’roll.”
USA TODAY went as far to say that "Chickenfoot III" could be "the beginning of a riff-driven renaissance."
WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE HACKETT'S ALBUM "GENESIS REVISITED II" SET FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OCTOBER 22ND VIA INSIDEOUT MUSIC
ALBUM FEATURES BEST-LOVED SONGS FROM HIS GENESIS YEARS
WITH STELLAR ARRAY OF GUEST PERFORMERS AS REVEALED IN
SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM HACKETT HIMSELF
(New York, NY) - World-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett is pleased to announce the upcoming release of GENESIS REVISITED II; the album is scheduled to hit streets in North America on October 22nd via InsideOut Music.
GENESIS REVISITED II features some of the best-loved songs from Hackett'sGenesis years with a stellar array of guest performers including John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth), Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Conrad Keely (...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead) and many more.
To reveal more details about the album, please click here for a special video message from Steve Hackett himself.
GENESIS REVISITED II will be available as a 2 disc digipak.
An extensive world tour in support of the new album will be announced shortly.
In 2010, Steve Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at The 25th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside his Genesis bandmates from the classic line-up: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford. For more than three decades, Steve Hackett has been known for his innovative tone and extraordinary versatility as a guitarist and composer. He helped define Genesis' sound as lead guitarist in the classic line-up and went on to have a highly-successful career as a solo artist, and also as part of 80s supergroup GTR with Steve Howe (Yes, Asia).
Tonight been trying to stay on top of the reviews by watching the the DVD in the Triumph CD/DVD set 'Live in Sweden 2008.' Great stuff, but Rik Emmett is starining on encore track 'Fight The Good Fight,' nevertheless, the Swedish crowd seemed to have lapped it up.
Why it took four years to put out, is beyond me though ...?
It's cool that they had Dave Dunlop onstage live with them in Sweden. Dave tours with Rik Emmett in The Troubadours, playing acoustically, kind of bluesy / jazz stuff. The live in Sweden show, brings out the heavier side, the harmony guitar work is almost Iron Maiden like in places!
It's released this week, so if you want to encourage the band to play more live shows, I suggest you buy it and tell friends to buy it.
Anyway, enough on that ...
Thanks for your continued support, cheers, Al
LET'S GET ROKKEN WITH DOKKEN: "BROKEN BONES"
SET FOR SEPTEMBER RELEASE DATE VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of melodic hard rockers, Dokken; the band’s 11th studio album, BROKEN BONES, has been confirmed for release on September 21st in Europe and September 25th in North America.
The album will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive “Making Of The Album” documentary.
BROKEN BONES is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura).
The new set features a return to the band’s signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production.
Don Dokken commented, “We’ve never had a #1 hit; we’ve just kept touring winning fans over one by one.”
The first single from the album will be “Empire” - Click here to get a sample of the song:
Please see below for the track listing for BROKEN BONES.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early ‘80s. Such classic albums as TOOTH AND NAIL, UNDER LOCK AND KEY and BACK FOR THE ATTACK were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like "Alone Again," "Just Got Lucky," "Into the Fire," "It’s Not Love” and "Dream Warriors” still being regarded as amongst the genre’s finest.
Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD, “Unchain The Night.”
Dokken photo: Mike Savoia
The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award.
In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as “Dokken Day” for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
BROKEN BONES track listing:
1. Empire 2. Broken Bones 3. Best Of Me 4. Blind 5. Waterfall 6. Victim Of The Crime 7. Burning Tears 8. Today 9. For The Last Time 10. Fade Away 11. Tonight
Hey folks, looking for new Aerosmith material? Download two new Aerosmith singles today!
If you've been counting the days until their new material is released, the wait is over! Aerosmith is back, rocking your face off with two new singles from the upcoming album, 'Music From Another Dimension' (available November 6th).
Download "Lover Alot" and "What Could Have Been Love" today!
Yes, the Triumph guitarist had an evening of fun, alongside his acoustic partner in crime, Dave Dunlop.
1.Never Surrender (Triumph song), 2.Petite Etude/Lay it On the Line (Triumph song), 3.Light of Day, 4.Superstition (Stevie Wonder cover), 5.Fantasy Serenade (Triumph song), 6.Fight the Good Fight (Triumph song), 7.Out of the Blue, 8.Boys of Summer (Don Henley cover), 9.Midsummer Day Dream (Triumph song), 10.Ordinary Man (Triumph song), 11.3 Clouds Across the Moon, 12.Magic Power (Triumph song), 13.Encore: Suitcase Blues (Triumph song)
THE WHO LIVE IN TEXAS ’75 ON DVD AND DIGITAL VIDEO OCTOBER 9
New York, NY (August 23, 2012)—Eagle Rock Entertainment is thrilled to present one of the greatest live bands in rock’n’roll history: The Who,'Live In Texas ’75' on DVD October 9th, 2012.
Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey. Keith Moon. John Entwistle.
Filmed in Houston, Texas 11/20/75, it was right at the start of a massive tour of the U.S. to promote The Who By Numbers, their seventh album in their 10th year of existence. With Dolby Digital Stereo sound, this 117-minute 25-song bomb blast—previously only available as a muddled bootleg—has been pridefully restored to its rightful visual and sonic superiority by longtime Who collaborator Jon Astley.
Filmed only five years after what arguably is the greatest live album in rock, Live At Leeds, The Who Live In Texas ’75, lives up to and in some ways actually surpasses its predecessor’s greatness. The Who, at that particular point in time, had achieved an unerring almost magical mystical chemistry.
Between the windmilling antics of guitarist Townshend, the mic wire lasso of lead singer Daltrey, the crazed bombastic danger of drummer Moon (1946-1978) and of course, their secret weapon, genius bassist John Entwistle (1944-2002), this was a truly revolutionary band who changed all the hard rock rules. Even the punks, in the anti-rock star era of the late ‘70s, loved The Who.
The extensive Tommy section…the savage recreations of early hits such as “My Generation” (with its iconic “hope I die before I get old” line delivered in all its lusty nihilistic truth)…the celebrated cover of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues”…plus “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” make this a Who fan’s delight.
1) Substitute 2) I Can’t Explain 3) Squeeze Box 4) Baba O’Riley 5) Boris The Spider 6) Drowned 7) However Much I Booze 8) Dreaming From The Waist 9) Behind Blue Eyes 10) Amazing Journey 11) Sparks 12) Acid Queen 13) Fiddle About 14) Pinball Wizard 15) I’m Free 16) Tommy’s Holiday Camp 17) We’re Not Going To Take It / See Me, Feel Me / Listening To You 18) Summertime Blues 19) My Generation 20) Join Together 21) Naked Eye 22) Roadrunner 23) Won’t Get Fooled Again 24) Magic Bus 25) My Generation Blues
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.
"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:
CHARITY SHOWS SCHEDULED TO BENEFIT THE ALBERTA DIABETES FOUNDATION;
ALL SALES PROCEEDS FROM KILLINGER'S FOYTONIC TO BE DONATED
(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 (www.afdr.ab.ca) in Calgary and Edmonton, respectively. Killinger'sFOYTonic, 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": http://videobam.com/ebXiK
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.
INCUBUS COMMANDEERS AXS TV AS THEIR LIVE HQ FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY 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 (www.facebook.com/AXSTVConcerts) 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 www.amazon.com, but the rare INCUBUS HQ LIVE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET (which was only available on www.incubushq.com 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).
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).