|BoDeans "Still" Going Strong|
Since their inception in 1983, the BoDeans have had eight albums in the Billboard Top 200 and multiple singles in the Top 40. They were named "Best New Band" by Rolling Stone magazine in 1987, and also gained national exposure by touring with U2 that same year. Their hit song "Closer To Free" became the theme to Fox's "Party Of Five" in the mid-'90s, and was one of the most played songs at radio in 1996.- more on this story
|Idiot Pilot Get Two Sets on Taste of Chaos Tour|
The [product name removed] Taste of Chaos tour is scheduled to hit 43 cities in the U.S. and Canada between February and April 2008, beginning February 29th in Denver, CO.
Idiot Pilot-- comprised of longtime friends Daniel Anderson and Michael Harris-- have been on the road since November touring in support of their second album for Reprise Records, Wolves, released digitally via online retailers October 2nd. The CD is being released in stores on February 12th.- more on this story
|Revolver Was Originally To Be Recorded at Stax not Abbey Road|
The band were due to fly out to record at Mecca Stax studios in Memphis, Tennessee in April 1966, but cancelled the trip amid security concerns.
The album, which is heralded as one of music's greatest, was eventually recorded at Abbey Road studios in London.- more on this story
|Five Times August Soph|
Five Times August has developed a massive national grassroots following through constant touring. In 2007, he toured over 8 months performing in 43 states. Completely self-booked, Brad greeted many of his 62,000+ My Space fans along the way. Plans are in the works for an extensive 2008 tour schedule.
While 'Brighter Side' will no doubt cause labels to take notice, Five Times August remains committed to independence: "I've had offers that many other unsigned acts would probably snag in a minute, but I'm doing so well on my own. Working independently is amazing and gratifying, and I'm very lucky to be leading the way for this new way of doing things."- more on this story
|Gibson's Guide To The Essential Doors|
During their five-year reign as America's premiere rock group, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger, John Densmore, and Morrison released a series of albums that both embodied and transcended the turbulent spirit of the late '60s.
Working with a stylistic palette that ranged from avant-garde theater to primitive electric blues, the band framed Morrison's Dionysian attempts to "break on through" in music that was perfectly suited to the task at hand. The group's essential albums—as described at the following link—testify to the timeless nature of their songs.- more on this story
|Tristan Prettyman CD and Tour|
Now with Hello, Prettyman says she's "stepped it up a notch," chalking up the artistic leap between twentythree and Hello to the confidence that comes from incessant touring ("we were able to record pretty much everything live because I had toured for so long") and just the passage of time.
"I have grown so much in the last two years," she says. "I've gone through so many changes and I think the album definitely reflects that. It's more grown-up, and it just feels legit. I've never been more excited about anything in my life as I am with this record. It is so me."- more on this story
|Girl in a Coma Head To Europe for Morrissey Tour|
Before opening for the legend on his U.S. tour, the band was nervous that Morrissey fans might not respond kindly to the Girl in a Coma sound, but their fears were eased during the first show. "Morrissey fans are very critical about what they listen to," says drummer Phanie Diaz. "They could have easily blown us off as typical Moz fanatics... but they learned that we have our own sound, and have definitely given us support."- more on this story
|Jane's Addiction Box|
At the end of 2006, JANE'S ADDICTION released its first-ever greatest-hits album, titled "Up From the Catacombs - The Best of Jane's Addiction", and according to the band's drummer, Stephen Perkins, who controls the "JANE'S ADDICTION audio vault," that was just the beginning of a three-part package the band plans on releasing for their fans.
"Well that was the beginning," he said. "It's a three-tier package. That's the first record. Later this year in 2008 there's going to be a box set with a bunch of unreleased weird things; really, a lot of it's coming from my home collection, and a lot of cool DVD stuff. We're going to take 'Soul Kiss' and 'Gift' and other things and put a DVD out. So, it's a whole, it's like a three-tier project.- more on this story
|Dimebag Murder Book Googled|
AVDOP is the first authentic recount of the events and puts to rest all rumors and inaccuracies widely circulated online and hastily reported by the press.
Google Books works just like a web search, but within the contents of the text of a book. Readers can sample any section of AVDOP.
Author Chris A. says, "If I wrote this book for any one reason, it is to have the truth told. Google books is an amazing feature that helps get this done in a much bigger way than I ever dreamed. There are so many false reports of what really happened, that I find people are blown away when they read the truth. In July I met with Jerry Abbott, Dimebag's father, and he said it best: 'you told the truth!' Anyone who was involved can tell you the true details of this horrible event have not been told to the public. I can tell you first hand that this has been devastating to the family members of all who lost their lives that night."- read A Vulgar Display of Power on Google Books
|Spin Mag Vs SPiN Band|
The letter claims that since the band SPiN is using the "SPIN mark" for music, there is a "strong likelihood of consumer confusion"; it says, "your clients' unauthorized use of the SPIN mark is likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception as to an affiliation, connection or association with Spin Media and its SPIN mark, and as to the origin, sponsorship or approval of your clients' goods and services."
Vocalist Jim Vacca says the band has worked too hard to build its name and reputation over the last few years to give into this ludicrous demand. Eager to fight the media company, SPiN is currently exploring its legal options. "Seriously, how is our use of the name 'spin' likely to cause confusion for anyone?" he adds. "You see a band play a show, is that a magazine performing onstage? I'm confused, am I reading a magazine or listening to a rock band on my ipod? C'mon! We're not calling ourselves Spin magazine or writing articles about music, and we're not music related media. We're just a rock band out here struggling to get our music career going. We finally caused a little ripple and got a small taste of success, and now this? We're not trying to hurt anyone or steal anyone's "famous and valuable" name. We're currently figuring out just how to fight this accusation without going futhur into debt in legal expenses."- more on this story
|Unsigned Bands Get Used by Samsung|
Competitors in this virtual battle will create band profiles on the Unsigned Battle of the Bands web gallery by uploading MP3s, band, bios and photos. Then legions of fans and fans-to-be will vote for their favorite artists and decide which one of them will land this potentially career-making opportunity. Voters also have a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 cash and a trip to catch the Get a Life Tour in the city of their choice as well as instant win prizes.- more on this story
|Discover The Great Nostalgia Again|
The 1980 Zappa lineup with Bob Harris also included guitarists Steve Vai, Ray White and Ike Willis, keyboardist Tommy Mars, bassist Arthur Barrow and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. When Zappa heard The Great Nostalgia in 1986, he loved the song "Ageless Love" and recommended it as the lead-off track. Bob Harris had already pressed the album and couldn't afford to redo it, but with Crossfire's reissue more than 21 years later, Bob has now taken the opportunity to follow Zappa's advice and present "Ageless Love" as the album opener. This presentation of "Ageless Love" includes violinist Jeremy Barber, who replaces Harris's keyboard emulation of that instrument.- more on this story
|Crimson Glory Reissues|
Crimson Glory emerged on the 80's metal scene as quite a phenomenon, delivering a groundbreaking mixture of glam and power-metal, with a progressive twist to it. Their debut album "Crimson Glory" from 1986 has brought them a huge acclaim from the fans, to whom they would refer to as The Crimson Militia. The album's success was not surprising – the unique collaboration of heavy, yet melodic guitars, brilliant drumming and amazing vocals brought a true masterpiece onto the prog/metal soil. But the band did not rest after the release of their debut and immediately begun working on a follow-up. And so in 1989 Crimson Glory's finest achievement was born. "Transcendence" took almost two years to create, but the result was simply astounding. Crimson Glory managed to come up with an album that featured all the unique elements found in the debut and took them to the next level.
Both titles include a bonus track and will be available on the 4th February 2008 in Europe and on 15th April in US (via MVD). Classic material from Roadrunner Records archives in a new digipak edition, limited to numerated 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. - tracklists
The first 37 titles in the series, which represent musical genres ranging from Rock and Pop to R&B and Country, will debut on January 15th, 2008 and by the end of the month will be available at 4,500 retail outlets across the United States. In Canada, MusicPass will debut in late January of 2008.- more details and the release list
|Metal Blade Ink Behemoth|
"I have to honestly admit that we've never been more enthusiastic about the future. For last few years things have been moving forward for us like a storm and we decided to leave some secured territories and look for a new home for us. We needed something refreshing and challenging at the same time. Metal Blade and Nuclear Blast are two of the strongest and most influential labels in today's metal scene. Persistence and determination is what we have in common with both and I'm sure our future collaboration will forge a new, inspiring chapter in Behemoth's history. I simply can't wait to start working with these companies. We are proud and honored to be partnering with such greatly forward looking people. Expect big things to happen. Now only sky is the limit."
"At the same time I'd like to show my appreciation for all the years of hard work and dedication with our past labels: Century Media and Regain Records. I'm happy that throughout all those years we were not only business partners but also friends. I wish both nothing but success in the future."- more on this story
|Lemmy for President|
However, if you are sick of the same old career politicians running for office promising "change" when they have spent their public life creating the problems they now say they can mysteriously fix, (even though they didn't when they had the power to do so in their other offices), we have a solution for this primary season. While you can't vote none-of-the-above, you can write-in a candidate, and if you can't in good conscience elect any of the official candidates, you can send a message and write in Lemmy Kilmister.
Let's face it, the only change you'll really get with candidates from either of the major parties this go around is the change you'll have left in your pocket after YOU finish paying for all of their campaign promises. So give 'em all the finger and vote for Lemmy! Imagine that inaugural address for a minute! So we just alienated everyone! Oh well. We couldn't be left out of making asinine political statements (ok, ours was intentionally asinine, so it doesn't fully count). But that's the end of our political statements this political year, back to the music.- more on this story
|.... Sebastian Bach - Angel Down|
|.... Leiana - No Going Back|
|.... Hardingrock - Grimen|