Detroit hair metal rockers Artificial Agent continue to prove that their brand of rock and roll is as much about the music as it is about their energetic live show.
The new track "Devil in the White Dress" from their newly released album "Programmed to Destroy" is full of fist-pumping attitude. Like a wild rock-n-roll maestro, frontman Derek Jendza leads Artificial Agent in a blistering tune which stomps through as many rock and metal sub-genres as possible in one track. Guitarist Mike Elgert, bassist Brad Jendza and drummer Karl Crafton race between riff-heavy active rock to the hair-blowing posturing of acid-washed hit makers of the 1980s. The purple tone that looms over the video ties back to the transparent purple vinyl album that “Devil In the White Dress” opens on.
Filmed at the historic Masonic Temple in Detroit's Cass Corridor - the world's largest Masonic Temple - the video for "Devil in the White Dress" takes advantage of the spooky visuals from the building's neo-Gothic architecture, which blends perfectly with Artificial Agent's black-red-and-dead color scheme.
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CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released the official music video for the title track of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, "The Way Life Goes". The clip, which was directed by Vicente Cordero, can be seen below.
"The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition", an expanded compilation of "The Way Life Goes", chock full of bonus content and special artwork, is finally set for release October 20 via Cleopatra Records. The package will include the original album that has been remastered by Richard Dodd (KINGS OF LEON, JASON ALDEAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM). It also has two brand new studio tracks recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) with Keifer and his bandmates (Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Paul Simmons, Paul Taylor, Savannah Keifer and Kendra Chantelle). Fans will finally get to hear the long-awaited studio recording of THE BEATLES' "With A Little Help From My Friends", which Keifer performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the CINDERELLA classic "Nobody's Fool", newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM.
"The reason that I picked up guitar, the reason that I sing the way I do was all because of that guy," said Hale of Keifer's influence on her at a young age. The two first performed "Nobody's Fool" live together in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September 2013.
"I remember the first time seeing Lzzy perform live at the House of Blues show in Atlantic City and being absolutely floored by the power of her voice and performance," Keifer says. "She's an amazing artist and has been a great inspiration to me as well."
There will also be a bonus DVD with music videos, tour clips, and "The Way Life's Goin'", a 30-minute documentary produced by Tammy Vega (Keifer's longtime official photographer) about the creation of the bonus tracks, exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions, and live footage.
"The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition" will be wrapped in an all new six-panel digipak designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with 20 pages of one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song.
As Keifer explains: "Everything from the new artwork, documentary, videos and bonus tracks contained in the deluxe edition is a sum of all the amazingly talented people who came into our world as a result of the initial release. The two bonus tracks were specifically chosen and recorded as we felt them both to be special collaborations that came about while touring for 'The Way Life Goes'."
New band members Jarred Pope (drums) and Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals) join Keifer's solo band in 2017. Writing has begun for a follow-up to "The Way Life Goes", with recording slated for fall 2018.
Here's the complete track listing for "The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition":
Disc 1: CD
01. Solid Ground
02. A Different Light
03. It's Not Enough
04. Cold Day In Hell
05. Thick And Thin
06. Ask Me Yesterday
07. Fool's Paradise
08. The Flower Song
09. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain't That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
15. Nobody's Fool (feat. Lzzy Hale)
16. With A Little Help From My Friends
17. Nobody's Fool (Piano Version)
Disc 2: DVD
Chapter 1) The Way Life's Goin' (Documentary)
Chapter 2) Solid Ground (Music video)
Chapter 3) The Flower Song (Music video)
Chapter 4) It's Not Enough (Music video)
Chapter 5) It's Not Enough (Lyric video)
Chapter 6) Album Promo
Chapter 7) Cathouse Live
Chapter 8) Count Vamp'd Las Vegas
Chapter 9) Farm Rock Chicago
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L.A. Guns have released a music video for “The Flood's The Fault Of The Rain”, featured on their new album, The Missing Peace. Watch the clip below.
“All The Same To Me”
“Drop Of Bleach”
“Baby Gotta Fever”
“Kill It Or Die”
“Don't Bring A Knife To A Gun Fight”
“The Flood's The Fault Of The Rain”
“The Devil Made Me Do It”
“The Missing Peace”
“Gave It All Away”
“The Flood's The Fault Of The Rain” video:
Upcoming L.A. Guns live dates:
27 - Knoxville, TN - The Open Chord
29 - Pekin, IL - Rock N Skull @ Avantis Dome
14 - Houston, TX - Proof Bar
31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky (with Faster Pussycat)
27 - Anaheim, CA - The Parish - HOB Anaheim (Namm Event)
10 - San Juan, Puerto Rico, - Shannan's (with Loudness)
11-16 - Miami, FL - Monsters of Rock Cruise
16 - Jacksonville, FL - 80's In the Park at Lexington Hotel
17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
L.A. Guns lineup:
Phil Lewis - vocals
Tracii Guns - guitars
Johnny Martin - bass
Michael Grant - guitar
Shane Fitzgibbon - drums
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Vocalist / guitarist Tom Keifer of Cinderella fame was forced to postpone his October 14th show in Warrendale, PA at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille due to a medical emergency. He was transported to a local hospital where he is stable, and additional information will be released as soon as it's available.
One fan reported via Keifer's Facebook page that she was in attendance and that Keifer "collapsed getting out of his bus to come to the stage."
Drusky Entertainment, the promoter for the show released a statement say Keifer "was unable to perform tonight after being rushed to the hospital right before he was scheduled to perform tonight due to a medical emergency. Please hang on to your tickets as we are looking to reschedule the date ASAP following the speedy recovery of Keifer."
Stay tuned for updates.
Speaking with the Long Island Pulse recently, Keifer discussed his solo career, his album The Way Life Goes, and whether Cinderella will ever reunite. An excerpt is available below.
Q: What can fans expect at the upcoming show at B.B. King’s?
Keifer: "A big, loud rock n’ roll show. We play all their faves from the Cinderella days, stuff off the new record and there’s some cover songs we do that people have been digging. Pretty much what you would expect to see from me: lots of energy, passion and sweat. That’s how we roll."
Q: Would you ever consider a Cinderella reunion?
Keifer: "There’s really no talk of that at all at this point. I’m really happy with what I’m doing and I think everyone else is, too. Everyone else is off doing their own thing. I have put a lot of time into this new project, and it’s been going really well. I’m really enjoying it. I’m happy where I am."
Read the complete interview here.
Tom Keifer once sang, "You're only going once around the ride." He's proving that theory wrong with the highly anticipated release of The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition, an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, The Way Life Goes, chock full of bonus content and special artwork.
The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition is finally set for release October 20th via Cleopatra Records. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon (widget below) and on Cleopatra’s website.
The package will include the original album that has been remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings Of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum). It also has two brand new studio tracks recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy Award-winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) with Keifer and his bandmates (#Keiferband: Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Paul Simmons, Paul Taylor, Savannah Keifer, and Kendra Chantelle). Fans will finally get to hear the long-awaited studio recording of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which Keifer performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool,” newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
"The reason that I picked up guitar, the reason that I sing the way I do, was all because of that guy,” said Hale of Keifer’s influence on her at a young age. The two first performed “Nobody’s Fool” live together in Atlantic City, NJ in September 2013.
"I remember the first time seeing Lzzy perform live at the House of Blues show in Atlantic City and being absolutely floored by the power of her voice and performance,” Keifer continues. “She's an amazing artist and has been a great inspiration to me as well."
There will also be a bonus DVD with music videos, tour clips, and “The Way Life’s Goin’”, a 30-minute documentary produced by Tammy Vega (Keifer’s longtime official photographer) about the creation of the bonus tracks, exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions, and live footage.
The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition will be wrapped in an all new six-panel digipak designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with 20 pages of one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song.
As Keifer explains, "Everything from the new artwork, documentary, videos and bonus tracks contained in the Deluxe Edition is a sum of all the amazingly talented people who came into our world as a result of the initial release. The two bonus tracks were specifically chosen and recorded as we felt them both to be special collaborations that came about while touring for The Way Life Goes.”
New band members Jarred Pope (drums) and Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals) join the #Keiferband lineup in 2017. Writing has begun for a follow-up to The Way Life Goes with recording slated for fall 2018.
The Way Life Goes - Deluxe Edition tracklisting:
Disc 1: CD
“A Different Light”
“It’s Not Enough"
“Cold Day In Hell”
“Thick and Thin”
“Ask Me Yesterday”
“The Flower Song”
“Welcome To My Mind”
“You Showed Me”
“Ain’t That A Bitch”
“The Way Life Goes”
“Nobody’s Fool” feat. Lzzy Hale
“With A Little Help From My Friends”
“Nobody’s Fool” (Piano Version)
Disc 2: DVD
Chapter 1) The Way Life’s Goin' (Documentary)
Chapter 2) “Solid Ground” (Music video)
Chapter 3) “The Flower Song” (Music video)
Chapter 4) “It's Not Enough” (Music video)
Chapter 5) “It's Not Enough” (Lyric video)
Chapter 6) Album Promo
Chapter 7) Cathouse Live
Chapter 8) Count Vamp'd Las Vegas
Chapter 9) Farm Rock Chicago
Courtesy of www.bravewords.com
Shiraz Lane To Release New Album In Early 2018; Music Video For New Song "Harder To Breathe" Streaming
Finland’s Shiraz Lane have released a brand new song and video, "Harder To Breathe”. The song is taken from the band's upcoming new studio album, which will be released in early 2018.
The band are on tour with fellow Finnish rockers Brother Firetribe. Dates on the flyer below.
Swedish rock ‘n’ roll legends, Europe, are streaming the new song “Election Day”, featured on their new studio album, Walk The Earth, out on October 20th via the band’s Hell & Back label via Silver Lining Music. Listen below.
The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) who also produced the band’s War Of Kings album.
Says singer Joey Tempest: “We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, producer) comes in wearing this very cool t-shirt with one of Mike's designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike's other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!”
“Walk The Earth”
“Whenever You’re Ready”
“Turn To Dust”
Pretty Boy Floyd To Release Public Enemies Album In December; "Girls All Over The World" Track Streaming
Hollywood rockers, Pretty Boy Floyd, return with their new album Public Enemies, out on December 1st. For a preview, the new song “Girls All Over The World” is available for streaming below. Pre-order the new album here.
Public Enemies is exactly what’d you expect from these seasoned Sunset Strip veterans. A fun record meant to be played at maximum volume to help you forget about your worries, of which we all have plenty these days.
Kristy Majors says: “Staying loyal to our 1980’s roots, Public Enemies is a true follow-up to the classic Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz.”
Not too long ago, when rock was about having a good time, letting your hair down and creating chaos and anarchy, four guys got together in Hollywood and formed a band. NYC guitarist Kristy Majors hooked up with west coast front man Steve Summers and laid the foundation for their dream band. They worked, wrote songs and played and played and played. The band chose the name Pretty Boy Floyd because it seemed to describe them - four tough teens armed with guitar licks and teenage angst who set out to conquer the world.
As the new millennium rolled in, new music fans began to wonder what they had missed back in the heyday of ‘80s and early ‘90s sleaze rock. A whole new breed of young fans who weren’t born when the band first emerged began to discover their music. The original fans from back in the day and the new fans found common ground - a love of Pretty Boy Floyd’s music, sleazy shows, and fun times. Never mind what the critics think, or what trends may have come and gone. Having outlasted many of the critics who cried “they’ll never make it,“ Pretty Boy Floyd continues to record and tour the world winning over news fans both young and old.
“Feel The Heat”
“High School Queen”
“Girls All Over The World”
“We Can’t Bring Back Yesterday”
“We Got The Power”
“Do Ya Wanna Rock”
“Run For Your Life”
“Shock The World”
“Paint It On”
“7 Minutes In Heaven”
“So Young So Bad”
“Girls All Over The World”:
Norwegian rockers TNT have once again parted ways with their American vocalist Tony Harnell.
Harnell rejoined TNT in May 2016, less than a year and a half after his previous departure from the group.
At the time of Harnell's latest exit from TNT, the band was said to be working on a new studio album for a 2018 release via Frontiers Music Srl.
TNT announced the most recent split with Harnell in a press release on Wednesday (October 11). The band wrote: "After a thirty-five-year career... with a few scattered breaks and temporary lineup changes in that time, it is with a heavy heart that the remaining original members of Norwegian rockers TNT have made the decision to move on in separate musical directions.
"The band's management team expressed how extremely difficult this decision was for the band... 'There is no easy way to break up a family.'
Being together for so long... even though separated by an ocean, they became brothers. Ronni [Le Tekrø, guitar], Tony and Diesel [Dahl, drums] wish nothing but the best for each other and will always be there for each other... although not musically.
"TNT will continue with a new vocalist and new release through Frontiers Records, to be announced very soon. The band will then commence international touring in early 2018 in support of the new release.
"Tony will immediately start work on a new STARBREAKER album, its third, also through Frontiers Records. A solo release is also in the works. Tony will start touring worldwide early in the New Year, with STARBREAKER shows planned after a solo tour.
"You will all be hearing great music from them again very soon!"
Harnell — who spent eight months fronting SKID ROW in 2015 — spoke to Radio Trondheim this past January about what keeps him coming back to TNT after all these years. "It's really funny, because I think that what people think about that is not really correct," he said. "So, I think it's really just a matter of there's always been a time where it seemed like a good idea to take a break at times, and I think it's been ultimately good for the band, really, to take breaks and then come back together again. Like right now — we're selling out all the shows. What if we didn't take a break for the past couple of years and we kept going, would this be happening or would people lose interest?"
According to Harnell, interpersonal conflicts within TNT "get blown out of proportion." He explained: "There's really not any major problem between any of us. It's just a matter of, we work for a while, and then we say, 'Ah, this isn't really the way we want it to be, exactly, so then we kind of go our separate ways and we come back together. But we always come back together for the music, because we have all these songs we worked on together. Ronni and I wrote all these songs over the last thirty-five years or something, and Diesel was a part of the original lineup and he's been there from the very beginning and actually was one of the people that created the band. And [original TNT frontman] Dag Ingebrigtsen, of course."
The singer went on to say that he was once again deriving enjoyment from performing with TNT, something that hadn't always been the case. "I think that's part of it. I think when I'm not having fun anymore, that's the break time," he said. "And when I come back, I think, 'Oh, do I wanna do this again?' But as soon as I get in front of the people and I see how much they love the songs, it makes me like the songs again. If I just listen to them when I'm learning them again for the tour, which I don't prepare very well… but when I do listen through the songs, I think… there's, again, a love-hate thing of going, 'Oh, gosh! I have to sing these again.' But when I get in front of the people, I learn to love the songs again, because I see how happy they get. [That's when I realize] these are actually pretty good songs."
Harnell previously quit TNT in January 2015 after a fifteen-month stint with the band.
British singer Tony Mills appeared on three studio albums from TNT: 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's"Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms".
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This week on the Hair Metal Mansion Radio Show, host Andrew the Axeman welcomes KENDRA CHANTELLE of the TOM KEIFER BAND! Kendra tells us about the forthcoming deluxe edition of "The Way Life Goes", how she first joined up with Tom, Savannah and company, not to mention her varied career from performing on American Idol and much more.
Also on tap ...
- New music premieres from L.A. GUNS, RONNIE MONTROSE (featuring ERIC MARTIN & DAVE MENIKETTI), JANET GARDNER, SANTA CRUZ, BAD BOY EDDY and DAVE FRIDAY BAND.
- Plus, the FNA RECORDS ARTIST OF THE WEEK and many more of your REQUESTS for the headliners and hidden gems that are put back in their rightful spot on the airwaves!
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Lita Ford, Bruce Kulick, Richie Kotzen, Carmine Appice, Frankie Banali & Others To Be Inducted Into RockGodz Hall Of Fame
The RockGodz Hall Of Fame Awards will take place on Thursday, October 26th at the world famous Hard Rock Café in Hollywood. CA. Rock and roll royalty will honour their own that night. This annual award show brings out rock’s biggest names to honour their peers.
Inductees this year, all to appear in person, include:
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol)
Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp)
Frankie Banali (Quite Riot, Steppenwolf)
Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, Beck)
Dustin Brayley (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)
Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Slash)
Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth)
Rory Kaplan (Michael Jackson)
Gary Hoey (Gary Hoey, Ho Ho Hoey)
Robin Mcauley (Michael Schenker)
Lee Sklar (Phil Collins, Toto)
Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs)
Elliot Easton (The Cars, Credence Clearwater Revival Revisited)
Norman Harris (Norman’s Rare Guitars)
Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)
Stephen Perkins (Janes Addiction, Nine Inch Nails)
David Weiderman (Guitar Center)
Tommy Nast (Fathom Events, Album Network, Rock Band Ent.)