"What a ride," proclaims The Dead Daisies. "The Dirty Dozen Tour has officially come to a close and we couldn’t be prouder to have made this amazing journey with such a magnificent crowd as yourselves!
From vintage cars and an epic open air show at Gas Monkey in Dallas to Hollywood glamour in Los Angeles – from California sunshine in San Diego to pure rock ‘n’ roll fury in Las Vegas, this last week of the Dirty Dozen Tour has been WILD!
To celebrate this amazing trip, we’ve put together a video featuring the coolest moments of the past week, check it out below.
Thank you all for coming out and thank you to our awesome touring buddies The Dives! You guys have been off the hook. And last but not least: Thank You for one hell of a ride, America! WE LOVE YOU!"
The Dead Daises have two shows remaining in 2017, they are:
1 - The Easyriders Rodeo - Chillicothe, OH
2 - The National H.O.G. Rally at the Harley-Davidson Museum - Milwaukee, WI
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Steelheart, the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band, are streaming the track “Come Inside”, featured on their new album, Through Worlds Of Stardust, set for release on September 15th. Listen to the song below.
Although they were lumped in with the glut of long-haired hard rock bands emerging in the early '90s, the band was always more forward thinking than their peers and the 2017 version of the band has a contemporary and edgy feel, while still retaining the patented powerful vocals of Miljenko. On Through Worlds Of Stardust, Miljenko has fused his past, present, and future together, creating an undeniable piece of hard rock music. Certainly fans of the band's first three classic albums will be happy to hear those powerful pipes back in action, but fans of modern hard rock acts like Halestorm, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and other melodic minded rock heavyweights will find much here to love.
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990 and based on the buzz around the hit single "I'll Never Let You Go" was a smashing success (for example, 33,000 albums were sold in one day in Japan) and quickly reached platinum sales. Steelheart's sophomore album, Tangled In Reins was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and rave reviews, but moderate success in terms of sales in the US (by early '90s standards) due to the well documented rise of grunge music; however, East Asia was a different story, where the band was widely embraced yet again. In the midst of promotion of the album, a serious accident happened on Halloween night in 1992, when an improperly secured lighting truss hit Matijevic on the back of the head, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw, and twisting his spine. Almost impossibly, Matijevic managed to walk off the stage of his own strength before being rushed to a hospital. "Steelheart" as it was known ended that night.
Now the band is back with a sonic tour de force befitting of their stature. Don't be foolish and dismiss this as just another "band from the '80s" as you will miss out on one of the most surprisingly robust and balanced hard rock albums of 2017. Highly recommended for fans of hard rock from then and now.
Through Worlds Of Stardust tracklisting:
“Stream Line Savings”
“My Dirty Girl”
“You Got Me Twisted”
“Lips Of Rain”
“With Love We Live Again”
“Got Me Running”
“I'm So In Love With You”
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Ebow Guitars: Miljenko Matijevic
Musicians on the album:
Guitars: Uros Raskovski
Bass: James "Rev" Jones, Sigve Sjursen, Jesse Stern
Drums: Mike Humbert, Randy Cooke
Piano: Daniel Fouché, Ed Roth
Guest guitar solo and part rhythm on My Dirty Girl by Kennet Kanowski
Strings composed and conducted by Glen Gabriel
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Performed by Stockholm Strings
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Lies, Deceit & Treachery will be performing at the Whisky in Hollywood this Friday.
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Sebastian Bach, Vinny Appice, George Lynch, Akira Takasaki Perform At Hair Metal Heaven Festival 2017
On August 27th, an all-star band featuring Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), George Lynch (Lynch Mob, Dokken) and Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell)) headlined the Hair Metal Heaven Festival in Kingston Upon Hull, UK. Fan-filmed video from the set van be viewed below, which includes a guest appearance by guitar legend Akira Taksaki.
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A 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition of Whitesnake’s 1987 album will be released on October 6th. The tracklisting for the upcoming release, courtesy of Darker Than Blue, can be found below.
The 30th anniversary edition of the 8x Platinum 1987 album will include unreleased studio, live and video material.
A message from Whitesnake: “We are extremely pleased to announce that a new reissue of 1987 will be released on October 6th on CD, vinyl, download and a 4CD/DVD collection which includes unreleased live and studio recordings, videos and a new documentary about the making of 1987.”
Babylon A.D. Premieres Video For New Single "Crash & Burn"; Revelation Highway Album Due In November
BABYLON A.D. is one of the few hard rock bands from the late '80s/early '90s that are still operating with all of their original members: vocalist Derek Davis, guitarists John Matthews and Ron Freschi, drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Robb Reid. The group formed in 1987 and to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary, BABYLON A.D. will release a new album, "Revelation Highway", on November 10 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The video for the first song from the album, "Crash And Burn", can be seen below.
Davis comments: "This record kicks ass, from the opening track 'Crash And Burn' to the last track, 'Saturday Night'.
"The band had a blast making the album and a lot had to do with original founding member, lead guitarist John Matthews, rejoining the band. He really lit the fire that got the bands blood pumping to make a new record.
"For me, it was awesome to produce and mix such a cool record. It's very hard-hitting yet melodic, with some great lyrical storytelling and great standout tracks like 'One Million Miles', 'Tears', 'Rags To Riches' and 'She Likes To Give It'. The songs are so catchy and memorable on the first listen I know our fans are gonna love it! And, of course, there are some burning guitar leads to keep the metalheads happy.
"The band is very grateful that Frontiers Music Srl listened to the tracks and felt the same way about them as we do and offered us the opportunity to get this record out. We can't wait to hit the road and play the material live."
Featuring ten tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for, "Revelation Highway" is sure to please fans of BABYLON A.D.'s classic early material.
The band will play shows in the U.K. and Germany this August/September to kick off promotion for the album with more touring planned both in the U.S. and Europe.
"Revelation Highway" track listing:
01. Crash And Burn
02. Fool On Fire
03. One Million Miles
05. She Likes To Give It
06. Rags To Riches
07. Last Time For Love
08. I'm No Good For You
09. Saturday Night
10. Don't Tell Me Tonight
BABYLON A.D. is:
Derek Davis - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar
Ron Freschi - Guitar, Vocals
John Mathews - Guitar, Keyboards
Robb Reid - Bass, Vocals
James Pacheco - Drums, Percussion
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Lions Pride Music feels proud to announce the release of American Mafia's first single and lyric video "Ride On Through" taken from their upcoming EP "Made in New York" to be released on 25 September 2017!
Stream American Mafia - Ride On Through (Official Lyric Video / 2017):
Pre-Order "Ride On Through" on iTunes: http://apple.co/2tBY87G, Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uttieN.
"Made in New York" Tracklist: 01 Superstar, 02 Gistified, 03 Ride On Through, 04 Lead The Way, 05 When London Sleeps.
Don Chaffin - Vocals
Tom Jude - Guitar
Freddy Villano - Bass
Bobby Marks - Drums
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, American Mafia was born out such necessity. In May 2009, the band Holy Water released "The Collected Sessions" (Perris) placing their previously unreleased, but much sought-after music in a legitimate ‘Archive.’ The CD received rave reviews:
“…the band would have been household names. at their best Holy Water is that good.” – Sleazeroxx
"damn near every song here could've fit on the radio..." – Detritus e-zine
“the thing about Holy Water is that you would have sworn you’ve heard these songs before, but chances are you haven’t.” – Hardrockhaven
"The Collected Sessions" was originally supposed to be a teaser while Holy Water got busy recording a new album featuring many of the songs they’d written over the years, but never properly recorded. But when original Holy Water vocalist David Knight sadly committed suicide in early 2014, guitarist Tom Jude (ex-Doro Pesch) and bassist Freddy Villano (ex-Quiet Riot / Widowmaker) were faced with a dilemma: abandon the project, due to the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of replacing Knight, or forge ahead. the duo opted to move forward and "The Collected Sessions" became Holy Water’s swan song.
In Knight’s absence, Jude and Villano decided to ditch the Holy Water moniker and enlist not one, but several, of contemporary rock music’s premier vocalists to help complete the record they’d already started. The names should be familiar to just about any hard rock aficionado: John West (Badlands/Artension/Royal Hunt), Jimmy Kunes (Cactus/Flood the Engine), Don Chaffin (VOX/Red Lamb), Mike DiMeo (Riot/Masterplan/The Lizards) and Ed Terry (Rondinelli/Rage & Beyond). All were invited to not only sing, but also write their own lyrics and melodies. They re-branded this new union of rock n’ roll rogues American Mafia and the resulting album, "Rock N’ Roll Hit Machine", released in August 2014 on Grooveyard Records, earned rave reviews, with Ross Welford from Uberrock saying, "this plays like the best classic rock album you've never heard", and comparing it to Bad Company, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Tesla.
In 2016, Jude and Villano, along with vocalist Don Chaffin and drummer Bobby Marks, assembled to record a five-song EP follow-up to "Rock N' Roll Hit Machine," aptly titled, "Made in New York". In early 2017 American Mafia signed with Lions Pride Music, who will release "Made in New York" on September 25th. The first single, "Ride On Through", is available August 25th, 2017.
Mötley Crüe is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Girls, Girls, Girls with a new, official lyric video for the title track.
Mötley Crüe celebrates the 30th anniversary of their fourth studio, and 4x platinum album, Girls, Girls, Girls with special album reissue bundles that are available starting today, August 25th via Pledge Music. Check out a new video trailer below.
Fans can get a jump start on owning the exclusive merchandise today by preordering bundles exclusively at Pledge Music. Various bundles will include, colored vinyl, cassette tape, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single of “Wild Side”, Girls, Girls, Girls patch, and more.
The band recently celebrated the 30th anniversary on the album’s actual release date - May 15th - with the announcement of the August 25th reissue. Fans can get the latest updates surrounding the reissue and other anniversary activity throughout the rest of the year by signing up now at motley.com.
Mötley Crüe paved the way for rock bands to push the envelope since the band’s inception and their music, as well as their antics, provided them a successful 36-year career as a leading force in rock around the world. 1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls included three smash hits, “Wild Side”, “You’re All I Need”, and the title track, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned from MTV at the time; check it out below. The album itself, explores themes inspired by the band’s hard-living lifestyle of booze, drugs, strip clubs, love of motorcycles, and death.
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says: “It’s hard to believe Girls, Girls, Girls already turned 30 this year. We went against the grain with this album when it first came out in 1987. The music and lyrics reflect what was going on in the streets of Los Angeles at that time. A big thank you to all the fans who have made the album stand the test of time. It’s really cool to now see a new generation of fans exploring and digging Girls, Girls, Girls three decades later.”
Girls, Girls, Girls tracklisting:
"Girls, Girls, Girls"
"Dancing On Glass"
"Bad Boy Boogie"
"Five Years Dead"
"All In The Name Of…"
"Sumthin’ For Nuthin’"
"You’re All I Need"
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Mansion faithful, VIXEN frontwoman JANET GARDNER has just launched the video for "Rat Hole", the leading single from her first ever solo album, that officially was released on August 18th via Pavement Entertainment. Check it out below:
Janet, alongside her husband, guitarist and musical collaborator JUSTIN JAMES, appeared on a recent edition of the Hair Metal Mansion Radio Show to promote the new album. You can listen to it on demand here.
Tour dates keep rolling in, so keep up to date with everything PLANET JANET at: