The new effort will be released on April 15th and feature covers of the songs that inspired the guitarist including tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Steppenwolf, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Free and more. He also includes three covers of KISS tracks.
Frehley reached out to his former KISS bandmate Paul Stanley to provide vocals on the cover of Free's "Fire and Water," and the guitarist tells Rolling Stone that the media has made more of the differences between him and Stanley than there actually is. "We've always been friends," he told the publication. "The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy."
Ace went on to describe how the new collaboration with Stanley came about. "I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it. He jumped at the chance to do this because it's something that's outside of KISS and his character in KISS, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing.
"With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on 'Fire and Water,' he's singing deep from his diaphragm, and it's a real cool vocal. Everyone's who heard it was just thinks it's the sh*t."
Stanley commented about the collaboration in a separate interview with KBAD via UCR: "For all of the bickering, and stuff we may say about each other, we go back to a very magical time. We started this together. In spite of what we may say from time to time, or things that get blown up, we are a family - a dysfunctional one, but nonetheless a family."See the full guest and tracklisting here.
The rescheduled dates will be taking place on March 2nd in Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place, March 4th in Calgary, AB at the Scotiabank Saddledome and March 7th in Vancouver, BC at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena.
The concerts were originally postponed after frontman Ozzy Osbourne came down with severe sinusitis. Tickets for the original dates will be honored at the corresponding rescheduled dates and the remaining tickets are on sale now.
The New Jersey rocker has been privately writing his story over the past seven years, starting in 2009 after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl's halftime show.
Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, NJ, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. "Writing about yourself is a funny business," explains Springsteen in the book. "But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this."
"This is the book we've been hoping for," says Jonathan Karp, publisher at Simon & Schuster. "Readers will see their own lives in Bruce Springsteen's extraordinary story, just as we recognize ourselves in his songs." Read morehere.
Originally broadcast live on BBC Two's Old Grey Whistle Test, the show features early hits like "Killer Queen", "Liar" and "Keep Yourself Alive", as well as the first ever live recording of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
"This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV… the Christmas Show," says guitarist Brian May. "The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully."
"The band were in party mood at the Hammersmith Odeon that night and no wonder," explains Old Grey Whistle Test host Bob Harris. "They had already spent the best part of a month at the top of the UK singles chart with the sensational 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' the video for which had instantly redefined the presentation of music on TV.
"They were at the peak of their powers - confident and stage sharp at the end of a barnstorming UK tour. I donned top hat and tails to salute and introduce them before they played one of the best sets I had ever seen. It was an incredible night but it was more even than that. It was the moment Queen became superstars." Read more and check out the trailer and a video from the concerthere.
The half-speed mastering process is said to bring "a superior listening experience with a new level of depth and clarity."Miles Showell, one of the world's leading exponents of half-speed cutting, was in charge of the process at Abbey Road. He says: "Anything recorded in a professional studio that still sounds good, is going to benefit from being half-speed mastered. That's the beauty of it.
"You don't need the world's greatest turntables, and with a moderately reasonable hi-fi deck, something you order for about £200 or up from there, you'd easily hear the difference between a normal cut and a half-speed cut.
"If the source isn't good enough, I won't be doing it. I'm not here to try to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I want to make sure that everything I've got is good. So, if there's no high quality source to work from, there's not a lot of point." Read morehere.
Alongside the booze, the band have launched a Let There Be Rock Fund competition to help fledgling Australian music artists. The initiative will launch next month and invites music talent from across Australia to cover an AC/DC song in a style of genre or their choice.
Participants will compete for a chance to enter a draw to win prizes and an opportunity to climb the music industry ladder. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the collectible cans will go towards the Let There Be Rock fund. Read morehere.
Frontman Richard Patrick had this to say about the deeply personal new single, "I was looking into the eyes of my father when he was passing away, and I held his hand".
"He glanced at me really quickly, focused on me, had this look of gratitude, and then he slipped away. I was almost like, 'I hope you're going to heaven'. Scientifically, the idea doesn't make any sense to me, but if there is a heaven, take me there. That's what happened."
Patrick also had the following to say about his motivation on the new album, "I'm completely into this for the music. Being yourself is the most important thing. I authentically went to places I'd never gone before. That was from my heart. I'm trying to be as genuine as possible to what Filter is. It's about sounding f***ing different, forward and original." Stream the new song
On the track, the band say: "A Greater Call is the link between the city and the void above. Imagine walking up to your vessel. How the excitement grabs hold of you. The feeling of uncertainty.
"Are you even going to be able to push through the atmosphere in one piece? A last breath before blast off and then we leave. The song is about how humanity is cutting its losses and leave. Its only hope lies above. Although it might not be representative of the album as a whole and Julie's involvement, it is where the journey starts."
Cult Of Luna launch a European tour in Glasgow on April 9, on which they'll celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Somewhere Along the Highway album by playing it in full. Stream the new songhere.
He's been brought in to replace Chance Garnette who was fired from the band mid-tour in 2014 due to his alleged behavior towards his bandmates offstage. Clemans says: "I've been a fan of Skeletonwitch for a long time and those guys are really cool so it was a no brainer for me.
"They sent me a couple of songs, we demoed them and I ended up going to Ohio to hang out. Guitarist Nate Garnette wanted to make sure I could drink beer and not be a crazy person, which I don't know if I achieved fully! It's awesome. It's going well so far."
While he's now part of the Skeletonwitch lineup, Clemans will also remain active with Wolvhammer, who are planning live dates and new material later this year. Check out the introduction videohere.
Beck says: "Sharing the stage and this moment with Buddy is a dream for me. His live concerts are legendary and the music world would be a very boring place without his influence."
Beck got his break in 1965 when he replaced Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds after being recommended by Jimmy Page. He went on to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame both with The Yardbirds and as a solo artist. Read morehere.
The band had the following to say about the campaign to fan fund their ninth studio album: "With your support we've been able to release: 1 demo, 2 EP's, 8 full-length albums, have our music appear in video games, major motion pictures, participate in countless tours and perform all over world - spanning 6 continents. The most incredible part of this journey has been the ability to connect with so many people on an individual level.
"It's in keeping with this spirit that we are proud to announce our plan to independently release Darkest Hour's 9th studio album. We started this band releasing our own music. Therefore, to do so now with modern tools and on our own terms is as much of a nod to the past as it is a look into the future.
"Your pre-order will go directly towards the creation, production and distribution of the album itself. Those who contribute will receive continued updates via email and video web-i-sodes (remember those?!).
As an extra gift to all supporters, we will be offering this never-before-seen Thrashography Sequel "Party Scars and Prison Bars: Two and a Half." Find more details and watch the announcement videohere.
The group had the following to say about the new effort, "So here it is the 'End Of Days'... 15 brand-new tracks. The first day we entered the studio we kept hearing all over the media that there was a blood moon that night, and certain religious groups were reporting that it was the 'End Of Days'.
"It seemed a natural title for the album given the lyrical content of the songs and the state of the world today, so it stuck with us. Regression has been the basis of this album, opposed to 'progression'. We really cut it down to basics on this one, quite a few songs under two minutes long... we're all really pleased with it. Play loud!"See the standard and the vinyl tracklistings here.
Originally issued in 2008 as the first piece in the company's Icon Figure Series, the 6-inch tall Lemmy comes complete with strap accessories, a microphone and stand, a figural base, a Motorhead logo plate, and 1 of 4 different Rickenbacker replica bass guitar variations featuring real strings.
Kilmister passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 28, just four days after his 70th birthday. The legendary rocker's death certificate listed prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure as the official causes of death. Read more and see a photo of the action figurehere.
Walls Of Jericho's last release was The American Dream in 2008. Vocalist Candace Kucsulain says: "My inspiration for the new record came from a lot of ups and downs. I had a family member pass away.
"We've been trying to make this record for the past couple of years and we didn't have much for lyrics. We started pre-production in March and it just started coming out. I was inspired by everything that had been happening.
"Relentless is dedicated to my brother Larry Kucsulain, who lost his battle to cancer this day last year." The band are set to play shows in Germany, Belgium and France in April in the first part of their release tour. More dates are to be announced. Check out the new songhere.
The Scott Rosenbaum-directed film features interviews with the trio, along with their final live performance together before their deaths in 2011 - including footage of Perkins and Smith's Grammy win for Best Traditional Blues Album in February the same year.
And Rosenbaum reveals the seeds for the documentary were sown while shooting his previous film The Perfect Age Of Rock 'N' Roll. The director exclusively tells TeamRock: "We had a scene where the main characters, Jason Ritter and Kevin Zegers, happened upon an old joint while on their journey along Route 66.
"I was aware of Sumlin, Perkins and Smith so we took a chance and wrote these names into the scene, unsure if that would ever materialise. But once we went to cast the film, their tour manager Hugh Southard pulled it all together for us and added Sugar Blue on harp and Robert Stroger on bass." Read morehere.
He tells Spark TV: "For Behemoth not so much, I'm just jamming stuff. I got this other band going now and I wanna wrap up the record in March and maybe have it out in September this year.
"It's not metal, it's blues, country and folk. It's very new for me, I'm singing also. I need to get it out of my system. It's a different approach but it's very dark."
Behemoth are on a European tour in which they're playing latest album The Satanist in full. And Darksi says the move is different to bands who play older records in full for reasons of nostalgia. Read more and stream the full interviewhere.
The band have also announced a run of shows in their homeland along with a handful of summer festival appearances. More dates will be added in due course.
Mainman Mariusz Duda says: "This year we are starting with the new, remixed version of Time Travellers, and this is just the beginning of surprises we have prepared for you in 2016.
"We have planned new releases, another video clip, but first of all - the new gigs. At the very beginning of April we are starting another tour during which we will play songs from the new album and something old. Stay with us for more." Stream the trackhere.
A statement on the band's website reads: "Great news - Dave has now been cleared to get back on the road for both the imminent acoustic shows and the forthcoming electric show on the Moodies Cruise, the US and the UK later in the year."
A number of acoustic dates are set for this month, with an appearance on the Moody Blues Cruise departing from Florida coming ahead of further acoustic UK dates.
The UK electric tour kicks off in April with US electric dates coming in May. See the dateshere.
This marks Rammstein's only 2016 U.S. performance and first Chicago show since 2012. Additional festival headliners will be announced on February 16.
Chicago Open Air will feature performances by over 40 bands, an outdoor Gourmet Man Food selection incorporating local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region, and other entertainment and fan experiences.
"Rammstein is an act that is headlining major festivals all over the world," says Chicago Open Air producer Danny Wimmer. "I've been trying to get Rammstein here for years and I couldn't be more ecstatic to launch Chicago Open Air with them. If you've never seen Rammstein LIVE before, you are in for a real treat." Find more details about the festivalhere.
Aldrich reacted on Twitter by saying he was only doing his best to keep the band moving forward and lightheartedly called Snider a "jackass." Now guitarist Aldrich - who recently joined The Dead Daisies - tells One On One With Mitch Lafon: "Me and Dee resolved everything.
"We're hanging together all the time. He bought me a bunch of dinners and I said, 'Listen, you've spent a lot of money on me and it's all forgotten.' He's cool. I love his music and I have a little boy who loves Twisted Sister."
Aldrich stepped in to replace Richard Fortus in supergroup The Dead Daisies after Fortus and keyboard player Dizzy Reed left the band last month. It's expected the pair will be part of the reunited Guns N' Roses lineup. Read morehere.
Although he's been resting his voice since, Skindred are due to support Crossfaith in Koto, Japan, on Valentine's Day - and Webbe believes he'll be more animated than ever.
He exclusively tells TeamRock: "I'm getting there. I'm on the mend. I'm going to Japan at the weekend to play a show with Crossfaith. They're brilliant people. It's our first show of the year.
"I'm a little concerned about how I'm going to react. But in all honesty, I think this is gonna make me a better motivator for people. If anyone knows a Skindred show they know I'm always motivated and this will give me a reason to scream even louder. " Read morehere.
The group say: "Unfortunately Rog - one half of Twice Bitten - has suffered a slipped disc in his neck, and is unable to even hold, let alone play a guitar. Twice Bitten have, therefore, had to withdraw from An Evening of Bad Elephant Music."
We Are Kin have been brought into the lineup and will perform an acoustic set at the event which takes place on February 23, at London's Boston Music Room. Read morehere.
The album is the follow-up to their full-length 2014 debut, I Am An Island. Frontman Ross Leighton says: "I'm so chuffed with the reaction we've been getting from the Lost Little Boys video so far. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the guy who filmed it did an amazing job.
"Also, the response to the announcement of the new album has been unbelievable. I really can't wait to start this tour tomorrow and go share some tunes from it with people."
Fatherson kick off their UK tour this week with Boy Jumps Ship at Dundee's Reading Rooms tonight (February 11). Watch the new videohere.
This is an interesting one, I will give you the whole perspective on how we did it start to finish. Originally I just had the verse riff and I kind of sat on that for a few months until I came up with what is now the b-section and bridge and that was it for a while. Then one day when I was down in my studio working on some other ideas the chords to what is now the chorus came together and I thought wow this would fit really well with that other idea I was working on, which was just called guitar riff in D (lol).
Then when it came time to start looking at some ideas for the Radio Exile CD and what I wanted to send Chandler to start working on, this one was actually left out almost until the end of the writing process. I believe it was probably one of the last two ideas I sent Chandler because I was not sure how it would fit in, but he loved it and almost immediately had the title No Pity on the Highway.
To him it just had this feeling as if you were rolling down the highway so the lyrics kind of developed out of that, but kind of taking on life as being the highway that you are travelling down. So, it's about going from down-in-the-dumps and dealing with addiction, to the "High Road" and the journey in between. Sometimes itâ€™s a long hard road to get where we need to be in life and you can't expect pity from anyone else for the choices you've made, you just have to take responsibility for anything that may have happened in the past and move forward. So Chandler and I worked on the arrangement a bit until it fit with the ideas he had for the lyrics/melodies and then we demoed it for the others.
Once we go into rehearsals for the record we firmed up the arrangement but we were not really sure how to end it. I believe it was Dave that came up with the idea to go the 4/4 section at the end, kind of like what Living Colour did on Cult of Personality. The problem was we had no idea of what kind of riff to use except we wanted something in 7/8 to go over the straight part, so Jimmy was given the assignment to come up with a f***ed up riff (he actually wrote that on his notes) by the next day when we started tracking, which he did.
I think we nailed this one in two takes. If you listen to the guitar part I believe on the left side, it is actually the reference guitar that we used from the initial tracking. When producer Steve Lunt came in to work on this song he loved the raw sound it had so we actually wound up keeping it and just added to it. This was also the first song that Steve worked on with us and we were pretty psyched to see what we would come up with in terms of the final production of it. He came up with some really great ideas that were just little changes but enough to take it to a whole new level.
I have to say this one was the biggest surprise for me overall because it went from being one I was not even sure about using to one of my favorites on the record.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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