Release date confirmed for Triumph’s “Live at Sweden Rock Festival” dvd and cd set!

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The fans demanded it, and the fans finally got it. After 20 years apart, the long-awaited Triumph reunion (of vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore) took place at Sweden Rock Festival, on June 7th, 2008. And on August 28th, 2012, fans outside of Sweden will finally get a chance to see,… Read more »


SMASHING PUMPKINS Enter Billboard Albums Chart at #4 with ‘Oceania’

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The SMASHING PUMPKINS’ new album OCEANIA–released June 19 via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution–has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and earns the #1 spot on the Independent Albums Chart; it is the second highest debuting independently released album this year. OCEANIA now marks the group’s seventh Top Ten album.   Intended to… Read more »


Sunset Strip Music Festival 2012: Full Lineup Announced

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SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (SSMF) organizers have announced the full lineup for the annual three-day event kicking off Thursday, August 16 and culminating on Saturday, August 18 with an all-day street festival. THE DOORS will be the 2012 festival honorees. Among those just announced to perform at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, The Roxy… Read more »


Win a Free Autographed Copy of Phil Soussan’s New Album No Protection

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Phil Soussan has given us an autographed copy of his new Album No Protection to give away to one of our listeners! To join the giveaway follow the below instructions. Comment on the Phil Soussan Interview (Located Here) Tweet the Phil Soussan Interview (Click here to Tweet) The winner will be selected randomly on Friday… Read more »


Abel Debuts New Song From Forthcoming Album “Make It Right”

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Poughkeepsie rock group Abel have premiered the first new track, “Fire Walk With Me,” from their forthcoming album, Make It Right, which is scheduled for release on September 18.  The track is streaming now, exclusively at Altpress.com. Formed by four close friends with a passion for creating honest art, Abel released their first full-length, Lesser… Read more »


Slash: “You’re A Lie” First Single Off New Album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ Hits #1 On Active Rock Radio

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SLASH has achieved his first-ever #1 hit at rock radio as “You’re A Lie” vaults to the #1 spot this week at Active Rock.  The explosive song is the first track from SLASH’s second solo album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, which was released May 22 and entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the… Read more »


The Darkness: Premiere First Single “Everybody Have A Good Time” On Spin.com Today

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As THE DARKNESS gear up for the August 21 release of their third studio album HOT CAKES (Wind-up Records), the group will premiere their raucous first single “Everybody Have A Good Time,” exclusively today on SPIN.com. The video for the song will debut on Vevo.com on Thursday, June 28. Listen to the song and watch… Read more »


Michael Des Barres Returns To His London Roots With ‘Carnaby Street’

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There is much excitement within the music press and fans alike around the world about the news of the return of glam rock icon Michael Des Barres and his forthcoming CD release ‘Carnaby Street’ On Gonzo MultiMedia, UK. Michael Des Barres has been in the rock ‘n’ roll scene for four decades now. A European nobleman,… Read more »


Animetal USA Announce Stateside Live Debut And Release Date For Debut Album

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Already a gold-certified sensation in Japan, the all-star metal group, Animetal USA is setting their sights next on America – with the impending release of their debut album and a just-announced show. Comprised of singer Mike Vescera (OBSESSION/ex-LOUDNESS) starring as METAL-RIDER, bassist Rudy Sarzo (BLUE OYSTER CULT, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO) as STORMBRINGER,… Read more »


The Cult’s New Single Hits the Radio This Week

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Honey From a Knife,” the lead- off track from The Cult’s critically-acclaimed new studio album Choice of Weapon, hits radio this week.  The song, rooted in the seductiveness of addiction, has been singled out in numerous media reviews for its raw energy, sexual rhythms, Duffy’s knife-edge guitars and Astbury’s impassioned vocals, all woven around the… Read more »


Nations Afire Announce European Tour

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Southern California rock band Nations Afire has announced a European tour in August to support their forthcoming new album The Ghosts We Will Become.  The dates will in include headlining and festival performances. Nations Afire are a four piece band that features current and former members of some of the most influential punk and hardcore… Read more »


As I Lay Dying New Album ‘Awakened’ Set For Release September 25 On Metal Blade

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AS I LAY DYING are currently holed up in the Blasting Room with renowned rock producer Bill Stevenson, who’s also the drummer for Descendents (and has played with Black Flag); and mixer Colin Richardson. The group–NICK HIPA (guitar), TIM LAMBESIS (vocals), JORDAN MANCINO (drums), PHIL SGROSSO (guitar) and JOSH GILBERT (bass)–are putting the finishing touches… Read more »