Screamer Magazine May 2012
Featuring: ADLER and Jack Blades. Also Included Nickelback, Bush, Seether, KaVaN, Fall From Grace, Jeff Scott Soto, Bang Tango, Jeff Loomis, Iron Maiden, Wildstreet, Attention Deficit Society, Automan, Henry Rollins and Much More.

Articles in the May 2012 Issue

Interviews

  • ADLER...Drummin' To A New Beat

    Rock and Roll…the history, the people, the personal stories and the music made by only those who walk where angels fear to tread. When you think of great songs; the songs that make you stand still and the hair on the back of your neck rise; those songs…who do you think of? Many of us would agree, especially when we

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  • Fall From Grace; The Romance Years....

    If you fell from grace, would you land on your feet?  Most would envision this being a pretty high place to fall from and hope they survive to tell the tale.  The connotation takes on different meaning for different people, but for the band Fall From Grace, it’s a way of life for lead vocalist, Tryg Littlefield, lead guitarist and backing vocalist,

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  • Jeff Scott Soto is reaching for the stars

    Jeff Scott Soto is arguably one of the best vocalists to have ever graced the hard rock circuit. He has provided his legendary vocals for some of the biggest names in rock including Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey and Trans–Siberian Orchestra. He has just released his fifth solo album, Damage Control (Frontier Records) available now. Soto candidly discusses the new album

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  • Guitarist/Songwriter Jeff Loomis: Reaching a Higher Plain

    Photo by: Rachael KayeLegendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' highly anticipated sophomore solo album, Plains of Oblivion, is available now through Century Media Records.  There are many special guests featured such as guitarist Marty Friedman, vocalist Ihsahn (formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist) and vocalist Christine Rhoades.  Loomis was the lead guitarist for the metal band Nevermore from 1991 until the

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  • Playing Wild In The Street

    There are places in New York City that you would not want to be.  Dark alleys, small side roads and dirt tracks that all have a dodgy reputation, they are not well lit and could be home to trash bags full of, well who knows.  But we reckon you would be OK hanging around this Wildstreet.  They are fairly reputable,

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  • Attention Deficit Society; Just Under the Radar

    Amongst the rock and metal circuits, writhing below the surface of household names, there lies a group of musicians and songwriters respected and honored by their peers, yet those of us outside the inner circle never quite manage to witness their talents.  Charlie Sabin, founder of Attention Deficit Society, finds his home traipsing alongside legends, distinguished and esteemed, while flying

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  • Darrell “DWaRf” Millar, Still Standing Tall

    With the business savvy of Gene Simmons, the looks of a young Ted Nugent and the musical talents of Dave Grohl, you could pretty much say he is a triple threat. You would be very, very wrong.  Darrell Millar is so much more than that.  He is a proud Canadian, mentor, father, manager, record label, personable bloke and an upstanding

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  • STILL SHARP - JACK BLADES

    Jack Blades may be a Night Ranger and a Damn Yankee, but don’t call him a one-trick pony.  As he’s quick to point out, “When someone looks at me, looks at my past, looks at my music, looks at my life, they realize that I’m not just Don’t Tell Me You Love Me.”  Although the iconic ’80s Night Ranger hit

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  • Exclusive interview with Henry Rollins

    Henry Rollins is one of the most interesting and prolific artists of this day and age.  For more than a quarter of a century, he has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as the front man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, bypassing the

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Reviews

  • Nickelback, Bush and Seether Here & Now

    For a band that gets little respect in the rock world, Nickelback still seems to have legions of fans, so one would have expected a packed house for their first North American arena tour in two years.  That wasn’t quite the case at their Madison Square Garden show.  This being said, by the end if the night everyone left amped

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  • KaVaN Review--House of Blues, Anaheim, CA Monday April 22 2012.

    Read anything you can find on the Internet about the band KaVaN (pronounced "cave-in," by the way), and comparison to Iron Maiden comes up consistently.  Given that, it's not surprising that they ended up their set with a Maiden cover tune (more on that later). There is a natural tendency when describing a band's sound to compare them to another,

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  • Pistol Whipped In The O.C.

    Time: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.  Over 20 years have passed since most 80s metal bands were in their heyday, but you would never know it by talking to some of them.  It seems that many of their egos were somehow frozen in suspended animation

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  • Review: Iron Maiden's En Vivo! is a must have

    A new live Iron Maiden Blu-ray, En Vivo!, was released this week through Universal Music Enterprises (UME).  It is a wonderfully put together 2-DVD set with a double soundtrack album.  En Vivo! was filmed on April 10, 2011, in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile during the “Round The World in 66 Days”

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Press Releases

  • Rock Legends Cruise II Lineup continues to grow

    The line-up for the second annual ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE II continues to grow with the additions of Kansas, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Melvin Seals & JGB, along with Citizens Band Radio, and The Blue Lords.  These acts join a bill that is led by rock legends including Foreigner, Paul Rodgers, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Bachman & Turner and 38 Special, among others.

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  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Tour Dates

    After taking little time off after a 118-show tour, the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD are heading out for another lengthy run of performances.  The trek kicks off May 3 in New Orleans and includes a stop at Memphis’ Beale Street Festival May 6, with dates booked into October.  The group’s debut album BIG MOON RITUAL will be released via Silver Arrow/Megaforce

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  • Smashing Pumpkins Unveil album cover for ‘Oceania’ out June 19

    THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have unveiled the album cover artwork for their new album OCEANIA, out June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. The hauntingly beautiful image  was photographed by Richard Shay, son of Chicago legend Art Shay.   OCEANIA was recorded at singer/guitarist BILLY CORGAN’s private studio in Chicago with his bandmates: guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER, drummer MIKE BYRNE and bassist/vocalist

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  • THE OFFSPRING Debut New Single “Days Go By” Streaming On Offspring.Com

    THE OFFSPRING returned to the airwaves today (Friday, April 27) with the premiere of the brand new single “Days Go By” on Los Angeles’ KROQ Kevin and Bean show. The song is now available to stream via an Instagram-powered interactive photo calendar at Offspring.com.   A digital single will be available at all digital retailers at midnight tonight and a Rock

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  • L.A. Guns Releases Album Art, Final Track List, And New Song Teaser For Hollywood Forever

    While on a tour of Europe this month, L.A. Guns has been incorporating some tracks in the set list from the new record, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, out June 5 on Deadline/Cleopatra Records.  The cover art, final track list, and a sneak peek at one of the songs are now available. Track List: HollywoodForever You Better Not Love Me Eel Pie Sweet

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  • DREAM THEATER Wins Big In Burrn! Magazine’s 2011 Awards

    Progressive hard rock icons DREAM THEATER were honored to receive several awards from the leading Japanese rock magazine BURRN! while on their current Asian tour. The band’s latest album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS won Best Album and Best Front Cover in the 2011 readers poll. In addition to the album being chosen by Burrn! readers, Japanese heavy metal radio

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  • Trespass America Press Conference Video

    METAL BANDS DETAINED IN HOLLYWOOD FOR TRESPASSING Complete with several U.S. Military vehicles as well as armed and uniformed troops, the Metal Hammer Trespass America Festival was announced yesterday at The Key Club on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.  The Key Club became a military detention camp, all guests received an ID bracelet and had to pass through a caged security check

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  • The Cult Releases New Music Video - For the Animals

    The Cult's film clip for their new single, "For The Animals," from their forthcoming Choice of Weapon album, reflects the socially and economically divided world that we find ourselves facing.  The video can be watched below: http://youtu.be/WTKLJUZcUFw "'For The Animals' is a metaphor for people existing in a realm outside of structured society and what cultural editors deem to be

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  • Trespass America Festival Announced - 5 Finger Death Punch to Headline

    Introducing TRESPASS AMERICA, a newly-minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal.  A co-production with Trespass America and Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and will cover 31 cities in

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  • Love and Death Release Their New EP Chemicals Today

    Love And Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian Head Welch, is releasing their new EP today.  The EP can be streamed in it’s entirety at AOL Music. Chemicals features the #1 radio hit “Paralyzed”.  The band’s new single, the title track “Chemicals” is at radio now. Love And Death marks a new beginning with the announcement that

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  • Joe Satriani's LIVE Concert Video - SATCHURATED - Released in 3D Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow, guitar great Joe Satriani, one of the most respected and innovative guitarist’s in the world, releases his critically-acclaimed live concert Satchurated: Live in Montreal on 3D Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD, through Epic Records. The live recordings for Satchurated were produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser while the concert was filmed by Pierre & François Lemoureaux. Satchurated was recorded

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  • ASIA Release New Studio Album “XXX” With Original Line-Up

    Thirty years after its eponymous debut album, ASIA ascended to the top of the Billboard Top 100 chart (where it remained No.1 for nine consecutive weeks), the legendary British classic rock band returns with a brand new studio album, a 30th Anniversary edition of their debut album, 2 DVDs, and a world tour that includes UK, Europe, Japan andAmerica. ASIA will release their

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  • OZZY OSBOURNE Set To Release Two Special Vinyl Releases Saturday, April 21

    Rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE--who served as 2011’s Record Store Day Ambassador--will again support the day’s 5th annual celebration with two releases: OZZY LIVE, a double LP set taken from 2011’s Blizzard of Ozz/Diary of a Madman 30th Anniversary Collector Box, and a 7” live version of Diary of a Madman’s classic OZZY track “Believer.”  Both are limited-edition, numbered vinyl editions which contain never-before- published archival photos. For the first time ever, a vinyl version of the OZZY LIVE CD--recorded on the Blizzard Of Ozz tour--will be

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  • Stryper is Back World-Wide For Select Intimate Shows

    The Yellow and Black Attack is back -  STRYPER is about to embark in a string of select dates world- wide starting May 10th at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook, IL  just outside of Chicago. STRYPER is one of the few bands from a decadent era that features “All Original Members”. They continue to tour the world and produce Billboard-charting albums.  Brothers

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  • KORN Launch Third Leg of “Path of Totality” Tour April 20

    KORN garnered one of the greatest accolades in metal by winning the REVOLVER Golden God Award for “Album of the Year,” presented by Marshall Amplification, for THE PATH OF TOTALITY (Roadrunner).  The win, determined by fan-generated votes, leads into the band’s third leg of their “Path of Totality” tour, launching this Friday, April 20 at Lonestar Amphitheater in Lubbock, TX.

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  • JADED PAST 's Self Titled Debut Album Is AVAILABLE NOW

    “The new Jaded Past tracks are commercial and killer!" Steve Brown~TRIXTER ."George Becker, former singer of WICKED SIN, matured and seasoned in his songwriting and vocals" Aquarian Weekly "George's Vocals seems to be a mixture of Bonjovi, Micheals and Kid Rock in a very special blend..." Keith & Amy~Greater Media Radio New Jersey music veteran George Becker has been conquering

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  • The Sunset Strip To Be Featured On ABC’s '20/20' on Saturday, April 21 (9:00-11:00 P.M., ET)

    Tune in this SATURDAY, APRIL 21 from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET to ABC’s “20/20” where THE SUNSET STRIP will be featured in “Sunset Boulevard.” Airing as a special two-hour edition of the hit TV documentary series, THE SUNSET STRIP is one of the sections of the 22 mile boulevard’s stretch included in the broadcast revealing some of the

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  • JORN to release “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land” on Frontiers in June

    Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of a brand new JORN studio album : "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land" on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America. Following a three year silence since the release of "Spirit Black", JORN unleashes upon the world yet another original studio album "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land": another slab of classic Hard Rock with Metal

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  • Circus Maximus to Release New Album in June

    Five years of waiting for CIRCUS MAXIMUS new masterpiece album “Nine” to be released in worldwide June on Frontiers Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of the anticipated third album from Norwegian Progsters CIRCUS MAXIMUS entitled "Nine" on June 1st in Europe and June 5th in North America. Five years after the successful release of the concept album

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  • PusherJones Debuts First Song "Count Me Out"

    The brainchild of Velvet Revolver guitarist DAVE KUSHNER and The Simpsons Creative Director DAVE WARREN, PusherJones is a virtual rock band originating from Los Angeles that is backed by real life musicians including FRANKY PEREZ of Scars on Broadway on vocals, DAVE KUSHNER of Velvet Revolver on lead guitar, JOEY CASTILLO of Queens of the Stone Age on drums, SCOTT

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  • Special Vinyl Pressing Of The Cult's "For The Animals"

    A limited edition, 7-inch vinyl picture disc of "For The Animals" and "Lucifer," two brand new tracks from The Cult's upcoming release, Choice of Weapon, will be made available exclusively for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21. "For The Animals" is the first official single from the new album, and reflects the rising tensions, the rage and hostility of the growing

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  • The Rocket Summer Announces New Album 'Life Will Write The Words'

    Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer BRYCE AVARY, known as THE ROCKET SUMMER, is gearing up to release his first independent full-length album LIFE WILL WRITE THE WORDS, available Tuesday, June 5 via his own AVIATE RECORDS. THE ROCKET SUMMER is currently out on the road supporting Switchfoot and playing select headlining dates along the way (dates below). Also in the

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  • ROB ZOMBIE'S New TV Commercial Now Live On FEARnet

    Check out "Death Note," Rob Zombie's brand new TV commercial for Amdro Ant Bait starring cult icon Clint Howard - very scary! Click Here to View the Commercial For the first time since the early 90s, Rob Zombie and Megadeth will co-headline a U.S. tour that starts May 11.  Dates are below. MAY 11   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel,

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  • DREAM THEATER Announces North American Summer Tour Dates

    DREAM THEATER have annouced a second North American leg of a world tour in support of their acclaimed and globally successful album A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS (Roadrunner). The progressive hard rock icons who’ve sold in excess of 10 million records and DVDs worldwide will launch their summer dates June 15 in Rochester, NY and wrap July 21 in Chester, PA.

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  • Slash, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp at The Golden Gods Awards 2012

    Last night (April 11), at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone, SLASH and the evening’s other participants—Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp—all met up backstage at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. It was a big night for SLASH, who took home the “Riff Lord” award, presented to him by Duff McKagan.   SLASH and his bandmates--Myles

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  • X Japan Wins Golden Gods Award as Best Int'l Band

    X Japan took home the award for Best International Band Wednesday night at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.  With the members of Anthrax presenting the award, X Japan triumphed over internationally-acclaimed Rammstein (Germany), Lacuna Coil (Italy), Sepultura (Brazil), Behemoth (Poland), and Meshuggah (Sweden).  X Japan was the first Asian

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  • Axl Rose not attending The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

    There’ll be no Guns N’ Roses reunion this weekend at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Axl Rose says "I won't be attending The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2012 Ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame." In a letter that

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  • THE DARKNESS is Joining Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ World Tour

    After thrilling sold-out crowds with their critically acclaimed U.S. tour last month, THE DARKNESS are honored to announce they’ll join Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Ball’ Tour’ for Summer 2012. Invited by Gaga herself, THE DARKNESS will provide main support for the dates across Europe. Before joining Lady Gaga, THE DARKNESS return to Australia for the first time in six

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  • The Rainbow Bar & Grill And The Comedy Store To Celebrate 40th Anniversaries

    Two influential landmarks on THE SUNSET STRIP in West Hollywood, THE COMEDY STORE and the RAINBOW BAR & GRILL,are set to celebrate their upcoming 40th anniversaries by hosting special events to mark the occasion. This Sunday, April 15, the RAINBOW will host an outdoor party from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM with Pretty Boy Floyd, Hurricane, Cold Blue Rebels, London, Mandy

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  • SLASH on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Video)

    Be sure to tune in and watch SLASH--the Grammy-winning iconic rock guitarist and songwriter—tonight, Tuesday, April 10, on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” On the show’s massive outdoor stage, SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)--will perform “You’re A Lie,” the powerful first single off  SLASH’s second solo album APOCALYPTIC

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  • SLASH on Jim Marshall

    "I consider myself very fortunate to have known the late Jim Marshall. He was such a fantastic individual. Not only did he create the loudest, most effective, brilliant-sounding Rock & Roll amplifier ever designed, but he was a caring, hardworking family man who remained true to his integrity to the very end. His work ethic was unequaled and his passion

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  • The Cult Announces North American Tour

    Venerable rock band The Cult will hit the pavement hard this summer with the first leg of its 2012 North American tour.  The 20-date trek is set to kick off on Friday, May 25 inSan Diego,CA bringing the band's incendiary rock energy to major and secondary markets across the continent.  In addition, the tour will include headline dates at the Great Canadian Beaverfest inWindsor,ON, and atBuffalo,NY's

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  • THEORY OF A DEADMAN New Single "Hurricane" Top 10 on Rock Radio Charts

    THEORY OF A DEADMAN continue their decade-long musical crusade to speak the sometimes bitter truth about relationships and dominate the airwaves at the same time. Their new single “Hurricane”--from their 2011 full-length album THE TRUTH IS… (Roadrunner Records)--is doing just that. The massively successful Canadian rock band’s “Hurricane” is reverberating rock radio nationwide, currently Top 10 on the Active Rock

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  • The Whosoevers "The Threat To Formalized Religion...I Am" Los Angeles Conference Set For April 20 And 21

    The Whosoevers’ Sonny (From P.O.D.) Interviews Korn’s Fieldy And Former Bandmate Head Making Their First Appearance Together In Six Years And The Whosovers’ Ryan Ries Hosts Converstions With “Soul Surfer” Bethany Hamilton, And Metal Mulisha’s Brian Deegan Get off your couch and join the movement. That’s the word from THE WHOSOEVERS about their upcoming “THREAT TO FORMALIZED RELIGION…I AM” CONFERENCE

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  • RadioScreamer Interview with Steven Adler & ADLER on Wednesday, April 4th

    Join Diamond-Dave Castagno for an exclusive interview with Steven Adler, Jacob Bunton and Lonny Paul of ADLER this Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm PT on RadioScreamer.  Steven is best known as the original drummer for Guns N' Roses and then Adler's Appetite.  His latest project, aptly titled ADLER is his most exciting new project yet.  Be sure and

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  • SLASH: 'Apocalyptic Love' Album Release Show Confirmed For Tuesday, May 22

    As SLASH gears up for the release of his second solo album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI), he’s announced a special release show set for Tuesday, May 22--the day the album streets--in New York City at Irving Plaza. A fan pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 AM, with the regular on-sale starting Friday April

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Product Press Releases

  • Big Hands Fret No Longer

    Zarley Wide Neck Guitars announced today the first of its new line of wide neck guitars, the Reserve.  Designed for musicians with bigger hands, the Reserve is a new take on a classic single cut design.  The width of the neck is increased to 1 7/8” (47.625mm) at the nut providing the player an increased string spacing of 0.315” (8mm)

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  • ACCEPT's New Album 'Stalingrad' Breaks U.S. Top 100

    Accept's New Album Stalingrad, sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 Billboard's 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Blood Of The Nations", opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187. "Stalingrad" has registered the following first-week chart positions so far: Germany: #6

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  • Dean Zelinsky Announces His New Company

    World-renowned guitar designer Dean Zelinsky announces his new company Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars. The brand is comprised of Zelinsky’s latest creations, which includes the Tagliare and Zenyatta models. The StrettaVita, a reincarnation of a Zelinsky classic, will be offered for the first time ever as a hollow-body. These recent designs along with Zelinsky’s new cutting edge "Z-Glide" Reduced Friction

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  • Neumann Introduces KK 204 & KK 205 Microphone Capsules

    Premium audio brand Neumann announced that it will be showcasing its new KK 204 and KK 205 microphone capsules at the Sennheiser booth [C2632] during NAB 2012. The new capsules, which are available in cardioid (KK 204) and supercardioid (KK 205) patterns, are compatible with Sennheiser’s 2000 series of wireless handheld transmitters. The acoustic features of the KK 204 and

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  • PreSonus Adds Important New Features to Studio One 2

    PreSonus™ is now shipping Studio One™ 2.0.5, a free update to all versions of the company's DAW software for Mac® and Windows® that adds several important new features and fixes a variety of issues. Among the new features: Any Studio One command can now be assigned to any MIDI CC message. Use any MIDI control surface with Studio One, even

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  • Presonus StudioLive Wins MIPA Award for Third Year in a Row

    It's officially a "threepeat." At this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse, the StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer was presented with the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) in the category "Mixing Desk (Project Studio)." PreSonus has won this award in three consecutive years: The StudioLive 16.4.2 won the 2010 MIPA in the same category, and the StudioLive 24.4.2 won it in 2011. The MIPAs

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