Articles in the June 2015 Issue
For an amazing, brief period of time in the late 80’s, Southern California was the music capitol of the world. The musical fault line ran through the FM Station in North Hollywood to the Marquee in Westminster to the Troubadour in West Hollywood, with the epicenter at the Sunset Strip. The Whisky anchored the east and Gazzarri’s the west, with
In the words of William Shakespeare, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Through the years of rock n' roll, we have experienced artists who are a testament to that statement and Mark Tremonti is one of them. Willfully deciding to become a self taught musician and avoid further subjecting himself to lessons
While most people are Workin' For The Weekend, Mike Reno and Canadian rock band Loverboy work for their fans and they’re Lovin' Every Minute Of It. As Loverboy currently tours with The Romantics and Rick Springfield, we can only imagine the perfect blend of multi-platinum hits that will be performed to give us a classic rock cocktail we will never
Avatar: From Hinduism: “When a God manifests itself on Earth in the shape of a human being or an animal. A god in disguise. The hidden potential in the human being.” ~ as explained by Avatar lead vocalist Johannes Eckerström. Upon arriving at the venue just a few hours before Avatar is scheduled to open the show for heavy metal
In 2013, in a small town in Michigan, a group of musicians decided to start a rock band. Little did they know that within a short time, their wildest dreams would become a reality, with one, simple click of a button. Last year, a relatively unknown rock band with the bold namesake I Prevail (IP) burst onto the rock scene
Though the ages of the members of Southern California band Moxy And The Influence start at just 16 years old, they have more experience in music than many people twice their age. The members consist of Moxy Anne on lead vocals, Sydney Ellen on guitar and background vocals, Ignacio Barrientos on drums, and Shea Hamilton on bass. All have had
Not many 23 year old blues/rock guitarists can claim to have opened for the late BB King on tour in the U.S., but Hamish Anderson has accomplished just that and has already begun to make a name for himself as an extremely talented musician. The Australian singer/songwriter finished a tour with the legendary blues guitarist in September and October 2014.
With rumors of a sold-out show and an estimated 3000 people packing the Clive, Iowa-based 7 Flags Event Center, it's clear the people of Des Moines were thrilled to see Breaking Benjamin hit their town on Friday, May 22, 2015. As many know, Breaking Benjamin isn't in its original formation. There were some high-profile legal battles over the Breaking Benjamin
Tremonti is set to release their second album via Fret12 on June 9th, titled Cauterize. Interestingly enough, the album was originally going to be called Providence, but after Mark spoke to his brother Dan about the name and was told that it would bring religious assumption about the band just like Creed and Alter Bridge have faced in the past,
Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebels & The Sunset Strip is a riveting documentary of a magic time in music history. From roughly 1988 to 1991, Hollywood was the center of the music universe. There was an almost constant stream of bands that went from playing the clubs one month to being played on MTV the next month. This isn’t their story.
New York heavy metal legends, Anthrax took the stage with a killer hour and a half set that served to further solidify their status as one of heavy metal’s founding fathers. While they might have been the second band that played that evening, Anthrax held their own as a headlining act. Scott Ian completely tore the crowd apart with his
On Feburary 18th The Temperance Movement started out their first ever U.S. tour in Nashville, Tennessee opening up for Blackberry Smoke. The UK-based band, known over the pond for their bluesy brand of unadulterated rock n' roll is fast becoming known for electrifying live shows. Fast forward a few months to April 25th in Orlando, Florida. As you make your
April 25th, 2015, Blackberry Smoke the most elementally southern rock band to come to popularity within the last decade performed at The House of Blues in Orlando, Florida with opening act The Temperance Movement. After a quick intermission Blackberry Smoke’s equipment was set up behind the cloak of the stage curtains. The Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke has been amassing fans throughout
MICHAEL MONROE, CELEBRATED ROCK 'N' ROLLER, TO RELEASE BLACKOUT STATES ON OCTOBER 16 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS.
MICHAEL MONROE-hugely influential front man, force of nature, multi-instrumentalist and revered rock 'n' roll icon-will release a new studio album, Blackout States, on Friday, October 16 via Spinefarm Records. This 13-track outing was produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland. It is the follow-up toHorns and Halos, a Finnish chart-topper
Demons, the Virginia Beach-based musical project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, is streaming a new song titled "There Is No Reward" on Revolver. Gehring tells Revolver, “There Is No Reward” is probably the heaviest track on the EP. The song has two movements and both really dig in on the groove. It’s a lot of fun to play.
Ten Years of Pussy out Now on SPV/Steamhammer. Two weeks ago, southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY released Ten Years of Pussy, a retrospective of the bands ten years of working with SPV/Steamhammer. In support of the release NASHVILLE PUSSY are hitting the road on an extensive North American tour including appearances at the Ink-N-Iron Festival in Nashville, TN as well
Taking Back Sunday has announced additional tour summer/fall tour dates today, including a performance at Riot Fest Chicago and a run of shows with support from Citizen and Modern Chemistry in September. Dates are listed below. Taking Back Sunday is currently on the road in support of their sixth studio album,Happiness Is, which is available now on iTunes <http://t.ymlp292.net from Hopeless Records<http://t.ymlp292.net Today’s announcement comes right on
Crown of Thornz were an NYHC mainstay during the mid-1990s alongside acts like Madball, H2O, and Vision of Disorder. Street-wise and charismatic graffiti artist Lord Ezec spearheaded the band in 1994 with high school friend (and future Shelter member) Franklin Rhi, recruiting future Breakdown member Mike Dijan. They would quickly become a live favorite on the scene with energetic and tight
"At any given moment, 'Ruin Your Weekend' feels like it could go right off the rails in a blaze of glory - but it never does, serving as a perfect indication of We Were Wolves' ability to remain in complete control, even in the midst of creating unadulterated, unhinged and unpredictable rock and roll." --Chuck Armstrong, DIFFUSER.FM WE WERE
Get ready to experience Black Veil Brides like you’ve never seen them before. On July 10, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Alive & Burning, their aptly named debut DVD/Blu-ray [MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]. The concert film will also be released on iTunes the same day. Their first ever recorded live performance, Alive & Burning was filmed on their “Black
Founding member of Genesis, Tony Banks, is to release A Chord Too Far as a four-disc box-set, that brings together selected songs from his celebrated solo career. Released on Esoteric Recordings, a Cherry Red Records label, on July 31st. With a track list personally selected by Tony, this special edition set consists of 49 songs and pieces, many of which have
Tampa metal act DARK SERMON will release an all new LP titled THE ORACLE on August 21, 2015 via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. "All I can say is that it is certainly a step in a new and interesting direction," says frontman Johnny Crowder. "As a whole, it is slower, faster, heavier, more engaging, and more mature than 'In Tongues.' I think we finally
It's the final R.I.P. for Widow. They are now DARKE COMPLEX. Their EP, dubbed Widow, titled almost like an epitaph for their former name, is out now, via Spinefarm. The coordinates of the follow-up full-length are carefully being plotted as we speak. But for now, we are invaded by "Intrusive Thoughts," the video of which is being premiered today, May
STARKILL's latest album, VIRUS OF THE MIND was released in late 2014 and the Chicago based four piece has been busy ever since. They are currently preparing for a North American tour with SEPULTURA with a few headline shows to warm up. There is also a new lyric video for "Winter Desolation" that just launched on the Century Media YouTube channel. Singer/Songwriter/guitarist,
Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes, Chris Squire, has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Chris will be receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix over the next few months. Yes will be honoring their commitment to their North American summer tour with Toto, as well as confirming their
James Michael McLester is an author and professional rock musician who needs your help! It all starts on Thursday, June 4 when Troy Luccketta, the drummer for legacy 80s rock band Tesla, lights up The Gas Monkey in Dallas along with a few special friends. The event will include all-star musical performances, an auction and a wine-tasting event, with all
The band performance times have been announced for Rocklahoma--America’s biggest Memorial Day Weekend party--May 22, 23 and 24 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Rocklahoma--presented by Bud Light--returns for its ninth year with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands. Performance times are as follows (subject to change): Thursday, May 21 AXiS Stage presented
May 18, 2015 – Faith No More’s eagerly awaited new album, Sol Invictus, is available now. “The most imaginative and urgent FNM have sounded in years,” is how Alternative Press described the ten-song release which was recorded in secret at the Bay Area band’s own Oakland, Calif. studio with founder/bass player Bill Gould producing. News of the impending full-length came
Stream new track 'Still Echoes' now via www.lamb-of-god.com Read an In-Depth Interview with LAMB OF GOD Vocalist Randy Blythe HERE, exclusively via Rolling Stone PRE-ORDER »VII: Sturm und Drang« HERE Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, »VII: Sturm und Drang«, this July via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with whom the band signed a record deal for all territories
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are pleased to announce their 26-date headlining tour of North America for 2016, launching in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th, hitting six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Opening for the tour will be Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN. Checking in from the first
Canadian rockers Three Days Grace today release a dramatic and thought-provoking video for their current single “Human Race” directed by acclaimed lensmen Mark Pellington. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk2vNh3VXgc The band is currently on tour in support of their chart topping 5th studio album HUMAN. HUMAN debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart and their current single “Human Race” is top
Insane Clown Posse have unveiled their official music video for the track "Explosions," featured on their recently released album The Marvelous Missing Link (LOST). The video premiered exclusively at VICE yesterday, and can be seen HERE. The Marvelous Missing Link (LOST) is the first "Joker's Card" release since 2012's The Mighty Death Pop!, and the new album's second installment (FOUND)
Breaking Benjamin have released their new lyric video for the single "Failure," which has officially hit #1 on rock radio. The band's highly anticipated studio album Dark Before Dawn will be released on June 23rd via Hollywood Records, which will be Breaking Benjamin's first album release since Dear Agony in 2009. "Failure" was written and produced by founder Ben Burnley,
For the first time in their illustrious career, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry can add an Emmy to the long list of awards and accolades they've received. Tyler and Perry were among the producers honored by the Sports Emmys last week (May 5) for their work on 2014's E:60 "Dream On: Stories of Boston's Strongest," which was directed by
COAL CHAMBER will release their new album Rivals on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years. With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all. They picked up right where they left off and have delivered
The 2015 CRUISE TO THE EDGE--the ultimate prog rock cruise departing from Miami and sailing the Caribbean this November 15-19--officially goes on sale to the public today (5/13) and has announced its final artist lineup. The third annual five-day, five-night cruise will feature multiple stages of progressive rock music from the iconic and GRAMMY-winning rock band YES, special guest Marillion
Tomorrow May 12th, multi-platinum rockers SEETHER will team with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream their concert from the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. Seether fans across the world, wherever they live, will be able to experience the show through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.
BabyMetal Premiere Bonus Tracks to Preview U.S. Re-release of Self-titled album; Out Digitally Tomorrow (5/12)
"BabyMetal, the explosive trio whose unique hybrid of extreme metal and J-pop have made them Internet sensations, are slowly working on conquering America...'Road of Resistance' is a furious power metal burst injected with shiny pop harmonies..." --ROLLINGSTONE.COM, May 11, 2015 BABYMETAL--the Japan-based all-girl-fronted "Kawaii Metal" (mix of J-Pop Idol and Heavy Metal) group--have premiered the bonus tracks "Road of Resistance" and
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL are pleased to announce the release of a thrashumentary! The DVD release was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK, LAMB OF GOD, CARCASS, TESTAMENT) of Videohammer Studios will be released July 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. The release will also include a full live album entitled The Bay Calls
FULL DEVIL JACKET have announced all new summer tour dates with friends and road mates HINDER. "We had a great time on the road with these guys, can't wait to do it again!," says vocalist Josh Brown. The two bands just wrapped up a successful stint just last month. The band also has debuted a new lyric video for the
3 Doors Down has announced the band's Summer touring plans will feature a joint run with Seether for more than a dozen dates, as well as the selection of Theory of a Deadman or Collective Soul as support in markets where Seether is not appearing. Prior to the tour, the band will be in the studio recording a new album
TesseracT have launched a new video from their upcoming release, Odyssey/Scala, a CD/DVD Digipak that includes various live performances the Altered State World Tour. The video for "Nocturne" can be seen here on the Century Media YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy5mxqnJEVE&feature=youtu.be The band recently premiered a sneak peak of a LIVE video for the song "Concealing Fate part 2 & 3." You can watch
Monster Energy Fort Rock co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents have released the official after show video with highlights from the sold-out festival held April 25 in Fort Myers, Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0IQg08i1vc&feature=youtu.be With 14,000 in attendance, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival featured performances from Slipknot, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, In This Moment and more. Monster Energy Fort Rock is produced by Danny
Faith No More, who release Sol Invictus, their first new album in eighteen years, on May 18, will be live streaming their May 8 concert from Detroit via Yahoo! Live at 9:15 pm eastern: https://bit.ly/1bQZvmu. The show, which will be broadcast from The Fillmore, is one of the band’s first North American performances since 2010 and is part of a
Rock icons Whitesnake have just released another music video from their 12th studio album. The video for “Soldier Of Fortune” premiered on CraveOnline.com (http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/853381-video-premiere-whitesnake-return-stoic-soldier-fortune), is now live, and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z69sxDq3Ybc&feature=youtu.be The song comes from The Purple Album, a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark
Those hellions in SANTA CRUZ are about to crash American shores on tour with labelmates in Amaranthe through May and June. But before they do, the Finish rockers have issued the video for the song "My Remedy," which had its premiere via Revolver, May 5. Watch it HERE! SANTA CRUZ are stoked to riff their way through the U.S. Tour dates,
Following on the heels of the successful comeback album, New Audio Machine - a record chock full of rocking anthems -, TRIXTER are returning stronger than ever. “After the success of our last album, New Audio Machine, we felt more confident than ever in making another top notch album. I’m so proud to say that after more than 25 years
Anthemic, multi-platinum rockers Hinder have premiered the When The Smoke Clears full album stream with Pandora, available through May 11, prior to the May 12 street release via The End Records/ADA. The exclusive Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Hinder interview aired on 130 rock stations nationwide on Monday, May 4 to discuss the new album. CLICK HERE to find a Sixx Sense station in your area,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gb84c9atDk Emperors and Elephants will be playing main stage at Rock Fest this year in Cadott, WI on July 18th. The Chicago, IL band released Devil in the Lake via Pavement Entertainment in January of 2014 and will be re-releasing the record May 5th WITH 9 BONUS TRACKS! https://www.facebook.com/EmperorsandElephants http://www.emperorsandelephants.com/
Before extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY kick off their European tour tomorrow in France, they are releasing a new video for the digital single, "Stolen Life (2015 Version)"! The original version of the song was released on 2014's War Eternal, and the new version features additional lead/solo parts by the band's new guitarist, Jeff Loomis. "Stolen Life (2015 Version)" is
Legendary all girl British hard rockers Girlschool are gearing up to storm North America for the first time in 20 years, reclaiming their rightful place as the hardest rocking bunch of females to ever destroy a stage. The band will be previewing tracks from their new album, Guilty As Sin, set for release later this summer via UDR Music and,
“Everyone else communicates with words. I can’t. I use music.” Daniel Johns was ‘silent' for 8 years, but today he announced that his long-awaited album will be called TALK. People can hear it May 22. TALK will be launched with two special shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on May 28 and 29 as part of the Vivid Festival
HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global metal scene. With the release of their 15th studio album My God-Given Right, due on May 29th (EU), June 1st (UK) and June 2nd (US), the pumpkin heads are set to further cement their title as the founding fathers of German melodic speed metal. The band's first
Barbarous hellhounds Cradle Of Filth only recently announced the completion, release and cover artwork for their opus nocturne and 11th studio album entitled ‘Hammer Of The Witches’. Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. And the wait is nearing completion. Cradle Of Filth have revealed today that ‘Hammer
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Ronnie James Dio 5th Year Memorial Service and Celebration of Ronnie's Life and Music at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund
Bowl for Ronnie Celebrity Bowling and Fundraiser event at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund
Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Los Encinos Park in Encino. for a BBQ with Live Music, Silent Auction, Vendors and More. Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund
Atria Books has acquired North American and audio rights to a memoir by Phil Collen, lead guitarist for rock band Def Leppard for more than 30 years. ADRENALIZED: Life, Def Leppard, and Beyond, written with veteran journalist and author Chris Epting and scheduled for publication on October 27, is the first book written by a member of the group that
Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows: All-Star Jam, Extreme, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat & More
Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse will return to Southern California for one night of debauchery with Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows, Saturday, August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater (recently known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Irvine, CA. Riki Rachtman created the original rock dance club that dominated the Hollywood scene from 1986-1993. Now, along with Live Nation and Synergy Global
SLASH--the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer-today (May 7) announced the release of the song and video "Beneath The Savage Sun." SLASH has partnered with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To watch the video and get the song for free, DONATE (HERE)
LA rocker chick Diamante will be supporting Hinder on their upcoming US summer tour, alongside Full Devil Jacket. She will join the tour on June 16 in Detroit, MI, and will wrap up in Chicago on July 17. Diamante just wrapped up a month long tour with Flyleaf on Revolver's Hottest Chicks tour, and she will join Whitesnake for a
LOST HIGHWAY--the weekend-long Motorcycle, Camping and Music festival--will be held Saturday, May 30 at San Manuel Amphitheater with weekend camping on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at the picturesque Glen Helen Park in San Bernardino, CA. Featuring live performances from Toby Keith, Social Distortion, Eli Young Band, Reverend Horton Heat, Lucero and more, LOST HIGHWAY is rooted in
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