He tells the Jasta Show: "What I accomplished with those guys is everything in the world to me. My dreams came true. I didn't plan on it ending in five years. I thought we were gonna be like the Stones or Aerosmith and be together for 40, 50 years. I had no idea. But you know what? All that time is in the past."
Slash and GNR frontman Axl Rose have recently reconnected after a two-decade feud - and it's come as welcome news to Adler. He says: "I think that's great because it's been too long. The world has missed out on 25 years of great music because those two weren't together.
"Slash and Axl - it's like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Imagine if those guys weren't together. It's a shame, and I'm just so glad that they're talking and everything is in the past like it should be."
The reconciliation has sparked rumors of a possible classic lineup reunion - and although the drummer insists he's heard nothing from his former bandmates, he feels it's something that has to come to fruition.
He adds: "If it does happen, I guarantee I will be the last to know about it. If we played together, the whole arena would cry with joy - but I have nothing to do with it. I wish I did. If I did, it would have happened a long time ago. But we owe it to the fans to do it." Stream the full interviewhere.
Last week, Black Sabbath announced the first series of dates for their farewell world tour. "I can't actually do this anymore," Iommi tells the Birmingham Mail. "My body won't take it much more."
The 67-year old - who was diagnosed with blood cancer lymphoma in January of 2012 - continues to have regular checkups on the health issue. "I have finished my courses of treatment," he says. "Now it's a case of keeping tabs on things. "I have the blood tests every six weeks, and then there's a bigger check-up every now and then to make sure that all is still well. I have my next one in a couple of weeks, and hopefully everything will be fine.
"It's horrible. I even dream about it. But that's my life now. The surgeon told me he doesn't expect the cancer to go away. There's a 30 per cent chance that it could, but more than likely it will come back and it could be any time. I could be here another 10 years or just one year - I don't know." Read morehere.
"The wait is over and the Doc has spoken," says the band "Lemmy had a lung infection (exacerbated by that Denver altitude) which has now been taken care of. Subsequently, Lemmy's ready to give it a go in St. Louis at The Pageant Theater on Tuesday, Sept 8th where Motörhead will continue the 40th Anniversary tour in support of their new album 'Bad Magic'.
"Amidst all the wonderful support Lemmy has received, many have rightfully said he owes us nothing as he has given us everything," they added. "We, however, owe Lemmy something…our total respect for his fierce, single-minded and beautifully stubborn determination to continue burning asphalt, playing rock'n'roll and live where he has always been most comfortable - on the road! Thanks again for all your support and see you soon!"
Lemmy first showed signs of trouble at an August 27 show in Salt Lake City when he shut down the performance after four songs after experiencing difficulty with his breathing due to the altitude. Read morehere.
Both have previously distanced themselves from Fox's account of events. She's called on fans not to make scapegoats of her former colleagues, who she says were also victims of Fowley's machinations.
Now Currie tells Classic Rock's Rob Hughes: "I was in the room that night. But what I saw was a giddy, high little woman who was telling Kim what to do to her, every step of the way. The sexual intercourse happened because she asked for it."
She continues: "I said: 'This is... sick and I'm not watching.' I walked out in protest - I thought it was disgusting that Kim was doing such a thing, and I felt equally disgusted that Jackie was participating." Read morehere.
Iron Maiden last topped the UK charts in summer 2010 with "The Final Frontier." "The Book Of Souls" was produced by Kevin Shirley and recorded in Paris in 2014.
The group's first-ever double studio album was launched last month with the lead track "Speed Of Light." The band issued an 8-bit video game based on the video for the tune, with fans playing the browser-based game as Iron Maiden mascot Eddie. Watch the videohere.
It tells the story of how her album of the same name was recorded in a Los Angeles church, and features concert scenes shot by Sydney Pollack. She previously acted to prevent producer Alan Elliott from screening it in 2011.
Franklin's representatives said on Friday that the performance material "was taken with the express understanding that it would not be used commercially without agreement" - and that she hadn't given her approval.
The documentary was scheduled to be shown at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend - but a court ruled in her favor and forbade three screenings. Read morehere.
Blythe tells Revolver: "I'm not going to be doing this when I'm f***ing 60 - no f***ing way. We're not the Stones." He adds: "I'm always going to be doing music, but not something quite so aggressive, I'm sure."
But that doesn't mean the end of Lamb of God as Randy thinks those future projects could easily include his current colleagues. "I don't think Lamb Of God ever has to break up," he says. Read morehere.
The Scorps were set to split following a final road trip in 2012, but discovered a new lease of life as they reached the milestone of 50 years in the business.
That meant postponing the idea of the Schenkers working together in earnest for the first time in decades. Rudy tells the Boston Globe: "My brother is already very angry at me, because I said to him when we were on the farewell tour, 'Let's make a Schenker Brothers album.'
"I haven't played with my brother for a very long time. Maybe here and there on a Scorpions stage, but not in the studio." He adds: "I think it would be a great thing to do - and there's lots of people waiting for it." Read morehere.
One of the band's Nameless Ghouls, identified as "Aether", tells MusicRadar: "James came to see us at our first San Francisco show in this tiny venue, which was more like a coffee shop. We were stood backstage in our underwear - it probably wasn't the best way to meet your idol for the first time.
"Then he came by after the show. Of course, we were in our underwear again. Come to think of it, I've met James many times in my underwear. It's crazy. The guy is like royalty to us." Read morehere.
Townsend won a Juno award in his native Canada for his Z2 album earlier this year. He recently revealed he was writing a symphony, explaining: "I want to have something that goes between the extremes of beautiful to total chaos, like hellish apocalypse.
"I'd like to have a point to it that isn't a story - to do with human things, emotions that I currently struggle with because I don't find myself emotionally very intelligent." See the dateshere.
If the trend continues, commerce worth £1.6bn a year could be lost to the UK. Many pubs and clubs have been forced to shut down after homes were built nearby and new tenants complained about noise, with only one complaint being necessary to make closure possible in some cases.
The Trust will present their report to London mayor Boris Johnson, highlighting that the number of live venues in the city has dropped from 430 to 245 in eight years. Read morehere.
Nick, who is now the drummer for Big Big Train, sat behind the drum kit on At The End Of The Day and then sang with Neal on the Snow classic Wind At My Back.
The evening concluded with a medley of Transatlantic's The Whirlwind performed by the Neal Morse Band. This was the second year of the mini prog festival that celebrates the music of Neal Morse. Read morehere.
The Australian outfit start the trek in Germany in February and will play four UK shows. The mainland Europe gigs will see Architects and Thy Art Is Murder on board, while for the UK shows, Architects will be replaced by Bury Tomorrow.
Parkway Drive say: "We've got some awesome bands coming out with us in Europe and UK next year." Parkway Drive release their next album Ire on September 25. See the tour dateshere.
The instrumental duo have released a trailer to outline the concept. They say: "What makes man different from others is that he is aware of himself - he is able to reflect upon himself and analyse how his environment influences him.
"Millions of years of evolution has passed and the exploration of consciousness seems to have been forgotten. Are you ready to expand your consciousness?"
Support comes from Alma at all shows. See the dateshere.
The album takes its title from the highway that connects Ciudad Juarez with Niagara Falls, Ontario. Case was born a block from it, in the Buffalo area. "I always saw HWY 62 as my gateway to the country, my doorway to the west," he says.
Guests joining Peter on the trip include Ben Harper, Jebin Bruni (PIL), Cindy Wasserman and David Carpenter (Dead Rock West), D.J. Bonebrake (X), Don Heffington (Lone Justice), and others. The album was co-produced by Case and Grammy® winner Sheldon Gomberg (Rickie Lee Jones, Mark Eitzel, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite).
Available on CD, digital, and LP (first pressing on yellow vinyl) with download card, HWY 62 joins the ranks as another stellar album from Peter Case. A trip you should definitely take.
"Everybody says I'm a troubadour, since I perform alone and bring the tales. The challenge was to make a "troubadour album" that rocks with electric energy - Ben Harper and D.J. Bonebrake were key to that," says Case. "HWY 62 connects east with west, north and south. I'm connecting three-chord rock 'n' roll, to all kinds of American music, bringing together stories I've lived and found along the way, music about now."See the tracklisting here.
Out Of Respect For The Dead will be released worldwide on October 16th 2015 as Standard CD, Deluxe LP, Deluxe 2CD box set and digital download/stream.
The band once again recruited Costin Chioreanu to create the artwork for the new album. Chioreanu has been responsible for the band's last three albums as well as the 'Morbid Ascent' EP.
Chioreanu is also known from his works for bands such as At The Gates, Paradise Lost or Arch Enemy, to name a few. Stream the new songhere.
Walters - whose videos have notched up over 26 million views - tells TeamRock: "I agree with the majority of that statement. I met Trenton and I also know YouTubers very well. I respect him for saying that."
He continues: "I understand why he feels media doesn't deserve that kind of glorification, to the extent that it diminishes from the music. It did resonate with me - and I say that as someone who comes from that world."
He says of his own history: "I never considered myself as a YouTuber. Being in a band was always the end goal for me." Stream the interview cliphere.
Jarre has aimed to explain the history of the genre with the work. He says: "I've wanted to tell a story for a while, regarding its legacy from my experience, from when I started to nowadays.
"So I planned to compose for and collaborate with an array of artists, with people I admire for their contribution to our genre, that represented a source of inspiration for me. I had no idea how the project would evolve - but I was delighted that everybody I reached out to accepted my invitation."
Jarre worked with each collaborator personally, rather than via remote connections. Moby says: "It would be very easy for him to sit in Paris, email people and have them send things back." Read more and watch the trailerhere.
The 2016 tour takes in 16 cities in Germany and Switzerland, kicking off in Wurzburg on March 3. Former Kansas frontman Steve Walsh, German metal queen Doro and Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick are also confirmed for the tour.
Tempest says: "I'm honored to be asked to headline this amazing event together with this very accomplished orchestra and band, following in the footsteps of such legends as Ian Gillan and Alice Cooper. Let's rock big style." Read more including the dateshere.
Dance With Death, the first single from our new record and the song that starts the new record. It's very fitting in that regard because the theme of this song sums up SFD's basic mantra... There is no obstacle, not even the metaphor of death that will stand in the way of achieving our goals.
What's funny is that I actually wrote this song as a piano ballad a few years back. Then, while bouncing around in the back of the van touring our debut, I started thinking of material for the new record. I began humming the melody from the ballad and the words Dance With Death immediately came out. That seems to happen a lot, once I have the right melody, the words just seem to be there. Instantly I knew what this song would be about and it wasn't going to be a ballad anymore.
I remember sitting in the studio with the guys a few months later telling them about "Dance". After showing the guys the basic chords, we took a stab at playing it. You see, we write very old school, sitting in our rehearsal room, facing each other and hashing out the songs as a band where everyone's opinion matters. Immediately we looked at each other and just knew we had something special. Lats, our bassist, expanded on the song by adding some brilliant riffage. Actually due to Mikey Doling and Dave Fortman's great ideas, Lat's riffage ended up becoming the intro and bridge to the song.
That in itself is a funny story and great preproduction lesson. The way this record worked was we sent live demo's of our new material to Dave and Mikey for notes. Then, they flew to So Cal and we sat in our rehearsal room going over the material. Once it came time to go over "Dance", we jammed the song with its original structure. The first words out of Fortman's mouth were "Well, that song is good to go, no changes here". Not even 2 seconds later he goes... "But… what if we tried this…" haha. Boom, we did a little riifage switch on the intro and the bridge, Mikey Doling added the intro vocal hook and the song ended up 10 times better than it already was. Lesson learned… always be open to ideas, the worst that can happen is they don't work. In this case, we had a really good song that became great and our first single!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and to learn more about the bandright here!
Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable Isabelle Beaulieu told CTV News that the young AC/DC fan from Riverview was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Saturday's fatality follows the death of 23-year-old University of Colorado student Jannik Andersen, who was struck by a train in Indio, California following the band's performance at the Coachella music festival in April.
He's not sure if the band will make a follow-up to 19th album 13 before they split up. Ward and the band fell out ahead of the making of 13 after he said he hadn't been offered a "signable" contract. Osbourne later suggested the original drummer wasn't fit enough to perform, leading to a new ward of words between the pair.
Asked about the chances of his return, Iommi replies: "That depends on Bill. We met up again six weeks ago and we got on great, but it's down to Bill. Our plans as they stand are to tour with Ozzy, Geezer Butler, myself and Ozzy's drummer Tommy Clufetos, who did so well on the last tour."
He says of their album plans: "I've been busy writing songs ever since the 13 sessions - at that point we thought there might be another Sabbath album. But that's up in the air now, so I don't know when or where they might appear." Read morehere.
Simmons detailed what happened in a new interview with Australia's News.com.au and says that he and his family are currently "helping the FBI and the cops track down the bad guy."
He tells the outlet, "We came back from hiking and there was a crack taskforce from the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Police Department, and they asked for permission to come in and search our home, and we said, 'Sure, why not.'"
"So they came in and searched all over the place, and then two or three hours later we all sat down. What happened was, we were off on tour about a year ago, and somehow our [internet connection] was used by some very bad people to do porn of a certain kind - the worst kind. So they checked the records, found out that I was on the east coast of America - they deemed that from there you couldn't do that - our kids were off in Canada, [wife] Shannon was outside the country."
Simmons expressed surprise that someone could use his wi-fi network outside of his home. "You can be right outside of somebody's home - I'm finding out - and if you have the [network] information you can actually do stuff right outside the home, like on the street."
He adds, "I'm certainly the last person to understand that stuff. But they have to be in the area, either inside the home or one of the people coming to clean - we have people coming into the house all the time; food deliveries, workmen - or they were nearby."
Read the full report for more detailshere.
The group's seven-song set at the Hurwtood Polo Club included "I Feel So Good," "Ooh La La," "Stay With Me," "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything" and "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller" alongside a pair of Stewart's Faces-assisted solo tracks, "(I Know) I'm Losing You" and "I'd Rather Go Blind."
The September 5 evening was the charity's third annual concert, co-organized by Stewart and Jones, who battled prostate cancer himself in 2013.
Following the show, Stewart tweeted, "A perfect rockin' evening with my mates @RonnieWood @KenneyJones! #FacesReunion."
Wood followed suit, writing, "Had me a real good time tonight THANK YOU! xx @ProstateUK @KenneyJones @rodstewart."
Jones added, "What an amazing night last night was! The biggest thank you to everyone involved." Watch video from the showhere.
"Regrettably Motörhead have had to cancel their Dallas (Sep 4) and Houston (Sep 5) appearances," announced the group. "Saxon will still be playing in each city (please check local media for up-to-date venue information).
"Lemmy fully intends to resume touring duties as, and when, his doctors give him the all-clear. Stay tuned for further updates, and as always, thank you for your support, understanding and good wishes."
Lemmy's health in recent years has affected the band's touring schedule as he dealt with heart and diabetes issues. The first signs of health issues on the band's current North American tour in support of their newly-released album, "Bad Magic", appeared on August 27 when Lemmy shut down a show in Salt Lake City after four songs after he experienced difficulty with his breathing due to the altitude.here.
"Guardian" "touches on the empowering qualities of strength in numbers, and how people can rise up to create real change," vocalist Todd La Torre tells Billboard. "Movements are evident across the globe in varying degrees, ranging from ideological perspectives and how they relate to cultures, socioeconomic differences and its effects, human rights, etc.
"It is an anthem that supports people standing up for rights and values that may be infringed upon on the micro and macro level. It's a single thread that surrounds a multifaceted topic of being human, human relationships relating to others and the world that surrounds us.
"Good, bad or indifferent, change is possible, but is only as strong as its relativity to perception, which perhaps is the very foundation and basis for the initiation of change."
"Guardian" follows the album's lead track, "Arrow Of Time", as a preview of La Torre's second album with Queensryche following their 2013 self-titled release and a split with original singer Geoff Tate.
Queensryche will hit the road with Scorpions for their fall North American dates starting September 10 in Boston, MA. Watch the new videohere.
Araya tells RockSverige: "My wife keeps telling me, 'You should do something. They're asking if you're going to do a solo album. You should - you've got some great stuff.'
"I've got ideas for lyrics. Whether they're great or not, I don't know. But I have all kinds of ideas." Araya adds: "I'm not much of a music writer, but I have things I've thought about.
"It wouldn't be what people expect. They know me as Slayer - if I were to do a solo album, I'd like to think they'd be open-minded and not expect something they think it should be. A solo album is exactly that." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
She told the Sunday Times: "If I'm very modestly dressed and I'm keeping to myself, and someone attacks me, then I'd say that's his fault. But if I'm being very lairy, putting it about and being provocative, then you're enticing someone who's unhinged. Don't do that. That's just common sense."
That sparked anger, with Victim Support director Lucy Hastings criticising the comments and former Runaway Jackie Fox stating she was concerned about the remarks. But despite the controversy, Hynde stands by her views. She tells the Washington Post: "They're entitled to say whatever they want. If you don't want my opinion, don't ask me for it."
And when reminded of what she originally said, Hynde responds: "Sounds like common sense." Read morehere.
Now Sykes tells Alternative Press: "My issues stemmed from the fact that I was trying so hard to fight against what people were saying about me. I wasn't what people were saying I was. But I wasn't a good person either. I felt so guilty about who I was."
He calls ketamine a "scummy drug," saying it disconnected his mind from his body, and adds: "It took my ego away. It took away who I was. I nearly killed myself. I just didn't care whether I lived or not. I was very close - I wanted to die."
Despite accepting that a month in rehab helped him, the Sykes says: "I didn't believe the stuff they told me." Read morehere.
Recently, Front Porch Step were removed from the Vans Warped tour over allegations of sending provocative messages. Austin Kerr left Set It Off after being accused of unacceptable behaviour, and Neck Deep's Lloyd Roberts is currently fighting to clarify similar accusations leveled against him.
Gaskarth tells TeamRock Radio: "You have to be careful. You have to realize that in doing things that sometimes feel easy and bring a rapid reward, you're hurting people - and you could be doing damage.
"It's really important to avoid that. Respect people. Start prioritizing and remember what you're here for. You're not here to f*** around with girls." Stream the interview cliphere.
Until I Left You features singer Jeff Scott Soto, bassist Tony Franklin and drummer Vinny Appice. Hoekstra recently said: "A couple of years ago, I was at a crossroads professionally and personally and just wanted to make some changes in terms of what I was doing with my life to get where I feel I needed to go.
"These songs are all about eliminating the obstacles that keep us from our destiny. I think that's something everyone can relate to." Watch the Until I Left You videohere.
"We're just trying to iron out a few issues in the script," explained Davies. "It seems like everybody is really keen to move on it. They're planning on shooting in March."
Although the movie will cover the entire history of The Kinks, emphasis will be given to the period during which tracks like "You Really Got Me" ushered in a brand new guitar sound. "It focuses mainly on the early days around 1964," said Davies. "Then it progresses at light speed into fairly recently." Read morehere.
UK venues will be announced on September 8 (Tuesday), with the tour poster indicating these shows will take place on December 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16.
The Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist released his solo project's second album Cauterize in June. Tremonti recently revealed that Creed wrote 10 tracks during their 2011/2012 reunion, although stressed he doesn't see himself working with the band again. See the dateshere.
Bonamassa recently described the experience as a dream come true, adding: "I'm honored by a lot of things in my career, but as a born New Yorker, getting the opportunity to play the world's premier concert theatre will always be something to look back on and cherish."
The pack includes over 75 minutes of music, based on his half-acoustic, half-electric set. It includes two newly-recorded songs, nine previously unreleased live tracks, over two hours of video, a 45-minute documentary and a 40-page collector's book. Watch the videohere.
"Now look, I don't know if ya'll ever seen a supergroup, this is a super-duper-group," said Dave Grohl. "I don't even know what to say, because this kind of sh*t does not happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters right now are living out our rock and roll fantasy with you tonight, wouldn't you say?"
The September 5 show was one of two the Foo Fighters played in Milton Keynes over the weekend with openers Iggy Pop and Royal Blood. The group will play Edinburgh on September 8 before returning to North America for more fall dates on their tour in support of "Sonic Highways." Watch video of the jamhere.
They teamed up with Scion AV for the latest release - the same firm who created the Slayer Mobile Amp tC car last year. You Against You can also be downloaded from Scion's website, while a 7-inch vinyl pressing of the track will be made available in January.
Tom Araya and co recently revealed behind-the-scenes footage from their Repentless video shoot featuring Machete star Danny Trejo and a host of other big-name guests. Slayer return to the UK in November for a run of shows with Anthrax. Stream the new songhere.
Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell makes a guest appearance on the album, which includes the Californian outfit's take on the Motorhead's classic track Ace Of Spades.
Ugly Kid Joe will tour the UK later this month, kicking off in Milton Keynes on September 14. The album will be released on September 18 thanks to a PledgeMusic campaign. Stream the new trackhere.
It included material from solo album Rattle That Lock along with Pink Floyd classics, some of which he hadn't played live before. Gilmour has also release a behind-the-scenes video that focuses on the recording of his track Today.
It features on his solo album. Rattle That Lock is out on September 18 and now available to pre-order. He recently announced that his first-ever South American tour would take place in December. Prior to that, he'll play a run of shows across Europe, including five nights at London's Royal Albert Hall. Watch the video and see the set listhere.
Frontman Burton C. Bell says in a Q&A session: "Demanufacture in 1995 was a soundtrack to a movie that was never written - and that's the same for pretty much every record since then.
"It just take the right person, someone with money to come in and say, 'We believe in you and we want you to do this.' But so far that hasn't happened." Guitarist Dino Cazares adds: "We've seen movies that our soundtrack would fit." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
The video footage shows Tyler watching the busker start the song before he jumps in to lend a hand on vocals. Aerosmith were in Moscow to perform at the city's Lubyanskaya Square on September 5 as part of their extended Blue Army tour.
Written by Diane Warren, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" appeared in the 1998 film "Armageddon" and delivered the Boston band the first and only No. 1 US hit single after 28 years as a group.
Tyler continues to work on his debut solo album and will perform with country band Loving Mary at the inaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee later this month. Watch the videohere.
Mainman Mariusz Duda says: "I think we've redefined our style on our new album and thanks to that, 'playing prog' doesn't have to mean what some people think it means.
"We have always been more focused on the overall atmosphere of the album, on melodies and space, rather than on technical variations and rhythmic acrobatics."
He continues: "We've also always tried to combine different genres and styles, and our new release is another perfect example of that." Watch the videohere.
TeamRock said of the record: "They've given their previous, tamer albums a colossal kick up the arse with a steel toe-capped boot, and come back with a bunch of tracks that demand to be performed in a grimy basement with fuzzy amps and arms flailing everywhere."
They're currently on tour across North America with Defeater, Expire, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Superheaven, Elder Brother and My Iron Lung. Watch the videohere.
Drummer Gavin Edgeley says: "I never anticipated when we wrote it that it would be that fast - I never thought it would be that punchy. I didn't know where we were going with it until we took it into the rehearsal room. It's quite an uplifting song now and a happy song but I remember when we were writing, it was slightly more downbeat."
Guitarist Mark Trotter reports when they were in the studio running through the track, something immediately clicked with frontman David Jakes as soon as he heard the music.
Trotter recalls: "Dave said, 'I need to go and record.' He went straight in and he just hit it there and then. He just heard it in his head and needed to get it done there and then before he lost it." Watch the videohere.
Due October 9, the project sees the band present a sonic overhaul their 2010 album, "Mastermind", much as they did when they completely rearranged and boosted 2013's "Last Patrol" for its reissue as "Milking The Stars: A Re-imagining Of Last Patrol."
"'Watch Me Fade' features one of my favorite musical combinations: heavy, old school organ and fuzz guitar," says frontman Dave Wyndorf. "When I hear that sound I want to sing like some mad preacher. The lyrics started out as a love song but wound up being a paranoid rant about living in the 21st century. I'm sure somebody out there can relate, and ... it's only 3 minutes and 6 seconds which has to be some kind of record for Monster Magnet. Rock on."
"Watch Me Fade" follows the album's lead track, "Mastermind '69". "With Cobras And Fire I wanted to present these songs in a much stranger and dirtier atmosphere," adds Wyndorf. "Less 'classic rock' and more... well, I'd guess I'd call it a deranged fusion of garage-psych, fuzz punk and movie soundtrack music.
"It's almost completely re-recorded (with the bulk of the guitar and bass playing by co-producer Phil Caivano) and as in Milking The Stars I've added organ, piano, sitars and more to flesh out a completely new sound for these tunes." Check out the new songhere.
The event will include a 45th anniversary appearance by Art Zoyd in a 9-person lineup, which is the subject of a nearly-complete crowdfunding campaign.
Organizers Rocktime say: "RIO's international influence has been confirmed over the years, due to the intensity of a unique proposition in an unforgettable location.
"We seek to create incredibly moments of live performance and sharing, where audiences from all over the world can gather round their passion." See the lineup and watch the teaser videohere.
The six-date trip follows their North American stint on the Warped tour, and continues support for their self-titled fourth album, which was launched in July. Frontman Dave Stephens recently said of the work: "It's honest and it's very certainly leaning toward the angrier side of life.
"There are a lot of things that we aren't happy with in the world, and we miss having that spirit. So we just have to take a longer, harder look at ourselves to find it. It's still there." See the dateshere.
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