PURPLE ANNOUNCE ONE-OFF 2015 LONDON SHOW
Purple have announced a one-off London show at The O2 on
Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday
31st October 2014 priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket
charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the
world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled
places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of
adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4
studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an
abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band
Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark
VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock —
the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but
thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the
band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest
musical outputs to grace rock music.
latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas,
piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty
Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy
grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and
‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to
the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world,
with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.
amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic”
moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards
and newer fans. But Deep Purple have been more than in synch
with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since
their formation in 1968.
days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When
the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.
SKYNYRD ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS FOR APRIL 2015
southern rockers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have announced today that they
will play three UK shows in April 2015 including Glasgow,
Manchester and London. Their legacy began some 41 years ago in
Jacksonville, and after much tragedy Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on
with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant,
Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone,
Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.
rock and roll powerhouse continually tours. Last summer they
went out on their second run with Bad Company and this November
will mark the 8th year for their annual Simple Man Cruise. The
four day voyage is filled with the best music in Southern Rock
including an outdoor beach show featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd for the
first time in the cruise’s history.
so Skynyrd stands, “still unbroken.” “People may say,
‘they need the money,’ well I don’t think any of us need
the money,” Van Zant says. “It’s just that we love the
music, it’s bigger than the money, it’s not even about that
any more. We have to make a living, sure, but it’s about the
legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans
are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing
a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.”
Rossington, “We’re still standing, still keeping the music
going. We wanted to do the guys who aren’t with us any more
proud, and keep the name proud, too.”
a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide
and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home
Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock
& Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon
that appeals to all generations. These shows are not to be
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Skynyrd tickets are on-sale fnow priced at £43.50 regionally
and £40.00 / £45.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge
plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
“Stormborn” drawing nearer… first track “Iron Throne”
of anthemic heavy/power metal know about BLOODBOUND’s qualities.
The Swedes' new and highly-anticipated record “Stormborn” will
see the light of day on November 21st.
Throne“, a brand new song, is available for streaming now.
And also several high-class musicians are enthusiastic about „Stormborn“:
Joacim Jans (HammerFall): „My favourite Swedish metal band has
done it again! As metal as it gets!“
Joakim Brodén (Sabaton): „Great melodies and one of the best
voices in metal right now! This is the future of Power Metal!”
Pär Sundström (Sabaton): „Bloodbound is just getting better
and better and with their new album they are on top of their
„The Heart’s Dominion“ lyric video available!
melodic heavy/progressive metallers TRIOSPHERE will release their
new album, titled “The Heart Of The Matter”, on November 7th. A
lyric video was now made available for the song “The
With their first two album “Onwards” and “The Road Less
Travelled”, Norwegian (female-fronted) metal band TRIOSPHERE
gained a fantastic reputation worldwide. They shared the stage
with bands such as Nightwish, Jorn, Arch Enemy and many others.
Especially after their latest album “The Road Less Travelled”,
which was released in May 2010, the band around vocalist/bass
player Ida Haukland, was busy touring Europe. First with Crimson
Glory, then with Kamelot and lately with Sonata Arctica.
Also Haukland took part in the Epysode project, where she sang a.o.
a duet with Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund (on the album
“Fantasmagoria” from 2013).
Now TRIOSPHERE are finally back with a brand new piece of work,
titled “The Heart Of The Matter”. Even more confident, unique
and improved, the band delivers a slice of high-class melodic
metal music, cleverly mixing power metal, progressive metal and a
few contemporary rock elements to forge their very own sound.
“The Heart Of The Matter” was mixed and mastered by acclaimed
Jens Bogren (a.o. Opeth, Paradise Lost, Symphony X, Amon Amarth,
Kreator) at Fascination Street studios, Sweden.
Release ‘Freak Of The Week’ video!
been a long time coming, but Freak Kitchen are very excited
to release the incredible animated video for the new single 'Freak
Of The Week'.
can check out the amazing clip for ‘Freak Of The Week’
Of The Week’ sees the vision hugely talented artist Juanjo
Guarnido come to life in this startlingly potent video.
band have been blown away by Guarnido’s amazing work and have
this to say about the project;
and Gentlemen! This is it - the moment of truth! "Freak of
the Week", the animated video by our beloved Juanjo Guarnido
is unleashed! We can't really fathom this, to tell you the
truth... It's a quite surreal experience to see our good
animated in such a grand way after all the painstaking work of
Guarnido and his enormously dedicated team. We sincerely hope you
will dig this as much as we do and support Juanjo and team as much
as you can.”
The artist himself adds;
“After almost a year of exhausting work, with moments of
disappointment and anxiety, but mainly made of enthusiasm and
marked by the exhilarating pleasure of practicing that beautiful
and noble art of hand-drawn animation, WE MADE IT.
I'm not exaggerating at all when I say that the effort
brought in by my team was simply colossal. Particularly by that
selfless squad (Julien, Mandy, Yann, I owe you big time) who stood
up night after night so we could bring the project to you today.
From the bottom of my heart, thanks to all of you who, often for
free, contributed to the movie with your work, your talent and
your enthusiasm. To Steve Morger for the precious help. To Freak
Kitchen for inspiring and supporting this adventure. And
especially to Fortiche Studio and Pascal Charrue for making this
dream come true.”
amazing new album ‘Cooking With Pagans’ is out now!
Announce Special London Show
19TH JANUARY 2015 AT THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
‘DEATH IS A GIRL’ – OUT NOW
Mansions are Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of the Stone
Age bassist Michael Shuman
Angeles founded Mini Mansions have announced they will play a
show at The Lexington in London on the 19th of January 2015.
The band consists of Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of
the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman. Mini Mansions tickets
are on-sale from 9am on Friday 31st October and are available
Mansions’ forthcoming new album, The Great Pretenders, is
due in early 2015 on T Bone Burnett’s Electromagnectic
Recordings, via Capitol Records in the U.S. and Fiction
Records in the UK, while the first single, “Death Is A
Girl,” is out now. The introductory fast-paced track
embraces dreamy psychedelic pop as much as 80’s new wave,
and plays out with a sense of urgency, daring you to stand
still. This single is accompanied by a B-side, a cover of
Sparks’ “Sherlock Holmes,” and available via 7”.
from California, Mini Mansions’ musical venture was born
organically, fated from a shared love of punk rock and melody.
While each member made his own way individually, Mini Mansions
formed as jam sessions turned into recordings. (Shuman is the
current bassist in Queens of the Stone Age, Dawes has served
as a studio hired gun and has worked with Brian Wilson, Kimbra,
and longtime mentor T Bone Burnett, Parkford releases music
under his solo moniker Mister Goodnite.)
Great Pretenders ambitiously reflects the depth, variety, and
musical/compositional interplay between these three distinct
individuals. It’s also probably the only record you’ll
hear this year that features both Brian Wilson and Arctic
Monkeys’ Alex Turner as guests – indeed, its entire song
cycle teems with that kind of surprising discovery.
band will embark on tour dates later this month and join
Arctic Monkeys for a few dates followed by a US run with Dale
Earnhardt Jr. Jr., as well as some headline dates.
Additionally, the trio will open for Royal Blood across an
extensive European tour in 2015.
MANSIONS LIVE: MONDAY
19TH JANUARY 2015 – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
Mansions tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 31st October
priced at £10.00 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order
processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
PLANET OF ZEUS
JOIN LORDS OF THE RIFF 2!
groove metallers step in after AntiMortem split
Following the huge success of Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s
first Lords Of The Riff tour earlier this year, we’re doing it
all again this November with three more of the hottest and
heaviest bands on the planet. Regrettably, original participants
AntiMortem have just announced that they are to go their separate
ways and have withdrawn from the Lords Of The Riff 2 bill.
“I am very sorry to say that AntiMortem is no more,” states
guitarist Zain Smith. “I know there were fans in the
that were looking forward to meeting us, but personal and creative
differences got the best of us. I’m already working on a new
band, and I will be back in action very soon!”
course, nothing can stop of the power of The Riff. Greek stoner
metal crew Planet Of Zeus have stepped up and joined the lineup
for Lords Of The Riff 2 – Unleashed By Kraken, alongside fuzzed
up bruisers Kyng and Hammond-driven groove merchants Lionize: a
triple headed riff-driven monster that promises to deliver a
uniquely thunderous rock’n’roll experience for the
jaw-dropping price of only ten pounds per ticket! Planet Of Zeus
have shared stages with everyone from Clutch and Monster Magnet to
Ozzy Osbourne and have recently released their third album
‘Vigilante’ to great acclaim.
"We were all massively disappointed to hear that AntiMortem
are no more, and we wish them the very best in their future
endeavours," said Alexander Milas, editor-in-chief of Metal
Hammer and TeamRock. "That said, massive props to Planet Of
Zeus for stepping up at such short notice. Word is they gave
Clutch a run for their money not long ago, and we can’t wait to
see them on these shores."
members of Planet Of Zeus are equally thrilled to have the chance
to show the
their brand of groove and have this to say;
could not imagine a better way to tour
for the first time and we are so proud to join the fellowship of
the riff! See you on the road!’
Lords Of The Riff 2 hits the road in November for 11
skull-shattering dates. All three bands have established fearsome
reputations as exhilarating live acts, and you can see them all
for a tenner.
dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows...
Nov 5 Leeds - The Key Club
- Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool - Arts Club
- 02 Academy 2
Nov 9 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
- Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester - Arts Centre
02 Academy 2
Nov 15 Stoke - Sugarmill
are £10, at: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/lords-of-the-riff-vol-2-tickets
Of Zeus: http://planetofzeus.gr/
out their amazing video for ‘Vigilante’ here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDcx6pyyHA
rockers Planet of Zeus have been around since 2000, playing
extensively throughout their home country, just about anywhere
they could, ranging from house parties to stadiums.
a result Planet Of Zeus are one of the most successful bands in
, consistently selling out every venue they play.
well as the notoriety afforded them in Greece, the band have two
acclaimed European tours under their belts, as well as a host of
festivals from Rockwave and Exit fest onto an unforgettable
appearance at Desertfest in London, 2013.
Of Zeus have opened for a host of acts including; Clutch,
Pentagram, Truckfighters, Red Fang, Hermano, Brant Bjork, Monster
Magnet, Karma To Burn, Eyehategod, Church of Misery and Ozzy
the release of their storming new album ‘Vigilante’, the band
have upped the ante on their own brand of riff heavy, groove laden
rock n roll. ‘Vigilante’
– Out now!
more info on POZ; https://www.facebook.com/planetofzeus
Music Videos; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLHDm8xZBo
Release Gates Of Rome On TBM Records Tomorrow!
band started in November 1992 as Shooting Gallery when three
quarters of the band 17 – Seventeen, Niklas Rollgard (guitar),
Jonas Andersson (bass) and Patrik Borkvist (drums) found a new
vocalist in Anders Vidhav (Bengtsson). The project took off
immediately with the band writing songs and they soon signed a
record deal with the German label Inline Music. Already in summer
1993, the band recorded what was to become their debut album in
Wilster, Germany, with Mike Bettison as producer.
The release was postponed numerous times due to the record label
having financial problems. In 1994 the label finally went bankrupt
after the managing director of the company had emptied the company
of all its funds and disappeared together with the secretary,
leaving the band in a vacuum. In 1995 the owner of the German
label Dream Circle Records heard the recordings by chance and
decided to acquire the rights and release the album. Before the
release the band decided to drop “Shooting” and change to [gaeleri]
and in 1996 their self-titled debut album was finally released.
The album received great reviews in the press, but only a limited
first edition reached the market before this label went bankrupt
as well. Today it is almost impossible to find the album and it
has become a collector’s item.
Spending most of 1997 touring Scandinavia the band went on
recording their second album, “Still Here” in Airplay Studios,
Stockholm with Chris Laney and Pontus Norgren as producers. The
album was mixed by Anders “Theo” Theander at Roastinghouse
Records, Malmoe, and was finally released in 1999 by the Danish
label Kick Music. With this album the band showed their ability to
mix strong melodies with heavy guitar riffs blended by acoustic
guitars all backed up by a pounding solid foundation. The band
proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. “Still
here” was well received by their fans and received raving
reviews from the press.
The band followed up the album by hitting the road once again and
spent a few years touring. During these years the songs that would
end up on their third album was written. In 2001 the band started
to record their third album “A Brighter Day” at Roasting House
Studios in Malmoe, Sweden, with Anders “Theo” Theander as
producer. The album was released by Kick Music in 2002. At that
time Jonas Andersson decided to leave the band and was replaced by
Jokke Rosén. With their third album the band had lingered into a
more melodic and AOR oriented style. The album once again
showcased very strong melodies and was well received by critics in
the European press. In spite of great reviews and touring
Scandinavia, the album never really took off and it wore out the
band. All the years of struggling finally took its toll and in
2004 the members decided to part way and [gaeleri] was disbanded.
In the autumn of 2012, Anders Vidhav and Niklas Rollgard shared a
few beers at a local pub in Copenhagen after visiting a great
concert and talked about the years that had passed - and the
emptiness that the disbanding of [gaeleri] a few years earlier had
caused. That evening was a turning point, and they decided to get
back writing music together again and to invite the other original
members of the band to a reunion.
The new album, “Gates of Rome”, is an amazing comeback; [gaeleri]
sounds more vibrant and alive than ever, with a fresh hard sound
delivering 10 classic songs. The album was recorded in 2014 at
Ladahland studios Helsingborg, Sweden, with Jokke Petterson as
co-producer and engineer. The final mixing was done by Anders
"Theo" Theander at Roastinghouse Studios, Malmoe,
Sweden. The new album “Gates of Rome” will be released on oct.
Massive Team Rock
Radio Session Airs Tonight
hard rockers MASSIVE recently took some time out of their
UK/European tour to stop by Team Rock Radio in London to play a
short live set.
band, who are on the road in support of their recently-released
debut album, FULL THROTTLE, shook things up at Team Rock as they
performed the first ever electric session to take place in the
studio, featuring live renditions of "Hollywood",
"One By One" and "Dancefloor".
frontman BRAD MARR comments:
crew at Team Rock are bloody legends! Only a true rock and
roll station would encourage us to turn our amps up to 11!"
in to the Nicky Horne Classic Rock Magazine show tonight on Team
Rock Radio from 6pm GMT on DAB radio, or listen online at http://www.teamrock.com/radio/show/the-classic-rock-magazine-show
show will also be available to listen to on demand from midday
tomorrow at http://www.teamrock.com/radio/on-demand/the-classic-rock-magazine-show
miss MASSIVE on the rest of their European tour with Atlanta
rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE at the following shows:
29 - Leuven, Belgium - Depot *
Oct. 30 - Mannheim, Germany - Alte Seilerei *
Oct. 31 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex Klub *
Nov. 02 - Nuremburg, Germany - Hirsh *
Nov. 03 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club *
Nov. 04 - Esbjerg, Denmark - Tobakken *
Nov. 06 - Malmö, Sweden - KB *
Nov. 07 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn *
Nov. 08 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller *
Nov. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol *
Nov. 14 - Gwynedd, UK - Hard Rock Hell
Nov. 15 - Oxford, UK - The Wheatsheaf
w/ BLACKBERRY SMOKE
the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1wDm1nZ
debut album, FULL THROTTLE, was originally released independently
in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, and is finally
available now in the rest of the world. The new version
features four newly-recorded bonus tracks which weren't available
on the original release, including two brand new original songs
plus covers of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got
It)" and AEROSMITH's "Rats in the Cellar".
FULL THROTTLE now on CD and coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive
album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/fullthrottle-itunes
MASSIVE's music video for the single "One By One" at http://youtu.be/XDmzOgGyWy4
more MASSIVE news and info:
site - http://www.massiveoz.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MassiveOz
Twitter - http://twitter.com/MassiveOz
By Demand - 2nd
Black Veil Brides London Show Announced
VEIL BRIDES SELL OUT LONDON CLUB SHOW ON FRIDAY THE 13TH
MARCH 2015 AT THE GARAGE WITHIN MINUTES!
DEMAND: 2ND LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM ON
SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 2015
to overwhelmingly phenomenal demand, Black Veil Brides have
announced a second London show on Sunday 15th March 2015.
Tickets for this show will go on sale on Thursday 30th October
@ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are
priced at £25 and will be available from the following
Tickets for the show at The Garage on Friday 13th March sold
out within minutes when they went on sale this morning!
band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album
via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding
high in the iTunes charts. The album is available via
iTunes at http://po.st/BVB5
new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for
producing some of rock’s most successful albums including
Metallica’s Black Albumand Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.
Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of
their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off
on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The
trek made stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester to
name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds.
The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass
headline tour with support coming from Falling In
Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.
Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and
expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release
of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song
“Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times
on YouTube. The band has also released the
critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched
And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their
last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over
42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the
iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black
Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative
Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This
award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three
Revolver Golden God Awards.
Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars),
Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian
“CC” Coma (drums).
Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders
album to be released on limited, numbered double red vinyl on 24th
a founding member of the hugely influential New York Dolls, and
key player in the birth of punk rock with The Heartbreakers,
Johnny Thunders influenced countless musicians and left behind an
iconic legacy. His unique musical style, personal battles
with drugs, and mysterious death in 1991 are now the subject of
‘Looking For Johnny’, a feature length documentary by
filmmaker Danny Garcia (‘The Rise and Fall of The Clash’),
which opened to critical acclaim at a series of screenings across
the globe this summer.
the film’s release on DVD in October, Jungle Records will issue
an original soundtrack album, featuring several rare and exclusive
tracks, on 24th November. Initially set to be released
exclusively as a limited edition, numbered double LP on patent red
vinyl, the soundtrack comes in a gatefold sleeve, featuring
sleevenotes by Thunders biographer Nina Antonia. It will be
distributed to indie record shops (by SRD in the UK) as a Record
Store Day release, for Record Store Day ‘Black Friday’ which
in the USA is the country’s biggest sales day, after
Thanksgiving, though has a lower profile in the UK and Europe.
30 tracks, the album features a cut from early band Actress (who
would become the New York Dolls), Heartbreakers favourites such as
‘Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory’ and ‘Born To
Lose’, and numbers from all eras of Thunders’ solo career.
The final side includes songs from some of the guitarist’s
collaborators and contemporaries, which were recorded especially
for the film, including theme song ‘Looking For Johnny’ (by
Oddballs bandmate Stevie Klasson), and tracks by The Bermondsey
Joyriders (featuring The Oddballs’ Chris Musto), Vic Goddard
(Subway Sect), Jan Stenfors (Hanoi Rocks) and JC Carroll (The
One 1. Cool Operator - Johnny Thunders; 2. Alone In A Crowd
- Johnny Thunders; 3. I’m Confronted – Actress; 4. Great Big
Kiss – Heartbreakers; 5. Pirate Love – Heartbreakers; 6.
Flight – Heartbreakers; 7. Get Off The Phone – Heartbreakers.
Two 1. Take A Chance – Heartbreakers; 2. One Track Mind
– Heartbreakers; 3. Born To Lose – Heartbreakers; 4. All By
Myself – Heartbreakers; 5. Can’t Keep My Eyes On You –
Heartbreakers; 6. London Boys – Heartbreakers; 7. Pipeline –
Johnny Thunders; 8. In Cold Blood – Johnny Thunders
Three 1. Little Bit Of Whore – Johnny Thunders; 2. Too
Much Junkie Business – Heartbreakers; 3. You Can’t Put Your
Arms Around A Memory – Johnny Thunders; 4. I Only Wrote This
Song For You – Johnny Thunders; 5. Billy Boy – Johnny
Thunders; 6. Can’t Seem To Make You Mine – Johnny Thunders
& Patti Palladin; 7. Blame It On Mom – Johnny Thunders; 8.
Sad Vacation – Johnny Thunders
Four 1. Endless Party – Johnny Thunders; 2. Looking For
Johnny – Stevie Klasson; 3. Johnny Thunders – Vic Godard; 4.
Cold Wind – Jan Stenfors; 5. Johnny Thunders Was A Human Being
– The Bermondsey Joyriders; 6. Quaaludes And Red Wine – JC
Carroll; 7. Mandolin Memories – JC Carroll.
tracks; approx 92 mins. Gatefold sleeve with notes by Nina
ON VINYL IN 2014! Digital and 2CD versions will not be
released until 2015
R.E.M. To Release
Vinyl Single Collection '7IN - 83-88'
released between 1983 and 1988 with I.R.S. Records have been
gathered for 7IN – 83-88, a new boxed collection of vinyl
seven-inch singles to be released December 8 by UMC/Capitol. The
singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and the set
includes two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch
debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and
the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,”
“Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.”
R.E.M.’s early storytelling was both epic and familiar, with
themes of loss and alienation expressed in several songs,
including “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry),” “(Don’t Go
Back To) Rockville,” and in their 1987 Top 10, “The One I
Love.” This new, transformative music emitted from the
sleepy/sharp college town of Athens, Georgia, where R.E.M. and
other bands forged a scene, which spawned a movement and
ultimately led to a cultural sea change in music.
1987’s “It's The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel
Fine)” was a tongue-twisting pop culture rally cry, beckoning to
the tuned-out masses, listless casualties of 1980s economics,
politics, and general ‘Me Generation’ malaise. In
December 1987, Rolling Stone’s year-end issue celebrated R.E.M.
on its cover as "America's Best Rock & Roll Band."
By the end of R.E.M.’s run with I.R.S. Records, the band’s
success had paved the way for a new generation of alt-rock and
grunge acts, as Athens’ finest continued to lead the charge.
Popular music’s modern-day evolution can be traced in step with
R.E.M.’s ascent and reign as one of music’s most creative and
influential bands. Explore the history that leads back to
Athens. These are the documents.
R.E.M. ‘7IN – 83-88’
“Radio Free Europe” / “There She Goes Again”
“So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” / “King of the Road”
“(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” / “Catapult” (Live)
“Can’t Get There From Here” / “Bandwagon”
“Driver 8” / “Crazy”
“Wendell G” / “Crazy” + “Ages of You” / “Burning
Down” [U.K. double-pack, previously unreleased in U.S.]
“Fall On Me” / “Rotary Ten”
“Superman” / “White Tornado”
“The One I Love” / “Maps and Legends” (Live)
“Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” /
“Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (Live) [U.K. single,
previously unreleased in U.S.]
Rarebell To Release New Album
SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell will release a new album
under the HERMAN RAREBELL & FRIENDS banner on November 7.
Titled "Herman's Scorpions Songs", the CD will
feature 14 cover versions of classic SCORPIONS songs sung by
different vocalists, including Don Dokken (DOKKEN), Jack
Russell (GREAT WHITE), Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH) and Doogie
White (MICHAEL SCHENKER, RAINBOW).
Scorpions Songs" track listing:
Rock Of You Like A Hurricane (Bobby Kimball of TOTO)
02. Passion Rules The Game (John Parr)
03. Loving You Sunday Morning (Michael Voss of MAD MAX)
04. Is There Anybody There? (Alex Ligertwood of SANTANA)
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