DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE ONE-OFF 2015 LONDON SHOW

 

Deep 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  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 

With 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 members.

 

Ian 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.

 

The 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.

 

Having 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.

 

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS FOR APRIL 2015

Legendary 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.

 

The 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.

 

And 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.”

 

Adds 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.”

 

With 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 missed. 

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD LIVE:

 

APRIL 2015

 

TUESDAY                  21        GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM

 

WEDNESDAY            22        O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER

THURSDAY               23        LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO

 

Lynryd 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  or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

BLOODBOUND: “Stormborn” drawing nearer… first track “Iron Throne” released!

Fans 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.
„I
ron 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 genre.”

TRIOSPHERE: „The Heart’s Dominion“ lyric video available!

Norwegian 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 Heart‘s Dominion”.

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.

 

Freak Kitchen Release ‘Freak Of The Week’ video!

It’s 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'.

 

You can check out the amazing clip for ‘Freak Of The Week’ here -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2vzBdIejVY  

 

‘Freak Of The Week’ sees the vision hugely talented artist Juanjo Guarnido come to life in this startlingly potent video.

 

The band have been blown away by Guarnido’s amazing work and have this to say about the project;

 

“Ladies 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 selves 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.”

 

The amazing new album ‘Cooking With Pagans’ is out now!

Mini Mansions Announce Special London Show

MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015 AT THE LEXINGTON, LONDON

 

SINGLE: ‘DEATH IS A GIRL’ – OUT NOW

 

Mini Mansions are Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman

 

 

Los 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 from www.livenation.co.uk.   

 

Mini 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”.

 

Hailing 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.)

 

The 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.

 

The 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. 

 

MINI MANSIONS LIVE: MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015 – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON

 

 

Mini 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!

Greek 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 UK 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!”

Of 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."

The members of Planet Of Zeus are equally thrilled to have the chance to show the UK their brand of groove and have this to say; 

‘We could not imagine a better way to tour UK 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 dates for Lords Of The Riff 2 are as follows...

Nov 5 Leeds - The Key Club
Nov 6 Glasgow - Classic Grand
Nov 7 Liverpool - Arts Club
Nov 8 Newcastle - 02 Academy 2
Nov 9 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
Nov 10 Manchester - Academy 3
Nov 11 Colchester - Arts Centre
Nov 13 Birmingham 02 Academy 2
Nov 14 Bristol - Thekla
Nov 15 Stoke - Sugarmill
Nov 16 London - Garage

 

Tickets are £10, at: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/lords-of-the-riff-vol-2-tickets

 

Lionize: http://lionizemusic.com/

 

Kyng: http://www.kyngband.com/

 

Planet Of Zeus: http://planetofzeus.gr/   

Check out their amazing video for ‘Vigilante’ here;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDcx6pyyHA

 

Greek 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.

As a result Planet Of Zeus are one of the most successful bands in Greece , consistently selling out every venue they play.

As 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.  

 

Planet 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 Osbourne.

 

With 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!

For more info on POZ; https://www.facebook.com/planetofzeus   http://planetofzeus.gr/  http://planetofzeus.bandcamp.com/ 

 

Official Music Videos; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLHDm8xZBo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfGvtZoDkBk&list=RDFVLHDm8xZBo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rLfhjdu22o 

Gaeleri To Release Gates Of Rome On TBM Records Tomorrow!

The 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. 31st, 2014.

Massive Team Rock Radio Session Airs Tonight

Aussie 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.

 

The 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".

MASSIVE frontman BRAD MARR comments:

 

"The crew at Team Rock are bloody legends!  Only a true rock and roll station would encourage us to turn our amps up to 11!"

 

Tune 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

 

The 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

 

Don't miss MASSIVE on the rest of their European tour with Atlanta rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE at the following shows:

Oct. 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

 

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1wDm1nZ

 

MASSIVE's 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".

 

Get FULL THROTTLE now on CD and coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive

The album is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/fullthrottle-itunes

Watch MASSIVE's music video for the single "One By One" at http://youtu.be/XDmzOgGyWy4

 

Get more MASSIVE news and info:

Official 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

BLACK VEIL BRIDES SELL OUT  LONDON CLUB SHOW ON FRIDAY THE 13TH MARCH 2015 AT THE GARAGE WITHIN MINUTES!

 

BY DEMAND: 2ND LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED AT THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM ON SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 2015

 

 

Due 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 website: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-veil-brides-tickets.  Tickets for the show at The Garage on Friday 13th March sold out within minutes when they went on sale this morning!

 

The 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

 

The 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. 

 

Black 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. 

 

Black 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. 

 

Black Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars), Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums).

Looking For Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders

Soundtrack album to be released on limited, numbered double red vinyl on 24th November ***

  

As 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.

 

Following 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.

 

Packing 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 Members).

 

Full tracklisting:-

 

Side 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. 

 

Side 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 

 

Side 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 

 

Side 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. 

 

30 tracks; approx 92 mins. Gatefold sleeve with notes by Nina Antonia.

 

ONLY ON VINYL IN 2014!  Digital and 2CD versions will not be released until 2015

www.facebook.com/lookingforjohnny / www.chipbakerfilms.com / www.jungle-records.com

R.E.M. To Release Vinyl Single Collection '7IN - 83-88' 

Eleven singles R.E.M. 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.

www.remhq.com

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)” / “Last Date”
“Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (Live) [U.K. single, previously unreleased in U.S.]

Herman Rarebell To Release New Album

Former 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).

 

"Herman's Scorpions Songs" track listing:

01. 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)
05. You Give Me All I Need (Don Dokken of DOKKEN)
06. Make It Real (Doogie White of RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER)
07. Dynamite (Johnny Gioeli of AXEL RUDI PELL)
08. Arizona (Thomas Perry)
09. Love Is Blind (Paul Shortino of QUIET RIOT)
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