Archive for December, 2010
"Full Throttle Saloon" just wrapped up their 6 episode season on TruTV. For almost 70 years, motorcyclists from every corner of the globe have flocked to South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. For one week they ride, rebel and party. But a trip to Sturgis would be incomplete without a night at the world's largest biker bar. This series follows the colorful workers and passionate patrons who can be found at the Full Throttle Saloon. Michael Ballard is the owner, and Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl is a partner. Jesse has said Jackyl did a show at the Full Throttle awhile back, he and Micheal hit it off and became great friends and the rest is history. "Full Throttle Saloon" airs on TruTV Monday nights at 10ET.
Here's some clips from the show. Full episodes can be seen at trutv.com
Bret Michaels comes to Sturgis to play a concert and some of the guys take him out shooting:
Bret meets a couple of the "Flaunt" dancers who work at the Saloon on his tour bus and then rocks the place:
Cannon practice with Jesse James Dupree of Jackyl:
Jesse gets shot out of the cannon:
Much loved melodic rock band Riverdogs (Rob Lamothe, Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell, Nick Brophy and Marc Danzeisen) have signed to MelodicRock Records for an album to be released in the first half of 2011. This studio album is a long awaited return for the band, featuring unreleased music from the 'lost' 2003 sessions as well as perhaps a few new 2010 tunes. The guys recently spent a week in Los Angeles together working up ideas and re-mixing and adding new parts to the originally recorded songs. MelodicRock Records owner Andrew McNeice says, "Further details, comments from the guys and track titles coming up in the New Year. But to say I'm excited about this release is a massive understatement! I've loved this band since the day the debut album came out. They should be mega-stars and perhaps with this release we can get the ball rolling again!"
Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon appeared on his hometown "Good Morning Sacramento" on December 27, 2010, to promote a local New Year's Eve gig with his own Frank Hannon Band as well as his new solo CD "Gypsy Highway". Part of the discussion mentions some of the other Sacramento area artists who have made it musically (Papa Roach for one). He also performed a cut from the album; the appropriate "The Morning Song":
Cinderella and Britny Fox in “All Ages Sunday” documentary trailer about Philly/South Jersey 80’s Metal scene
'All Ages Sunday' is a documentary directed and produced by Lou D'Angeli about the Philadephia/South Jersey metal scene in the 80s. The preview below features interviews with members of Heaven's Edge, Cinderella, Britny Fox, and more! When L.A.'s Sunset Strip exploded musically in the 80's, a metal scene began to build on the other side of the States in the city of brotherly love. Home to legendary venues like the Empire Rock Club, the Trocodero, Bonnie's Roxx, and The Galaxy, Philadelphia and South Jersey bolstered a strong local metal conglomerate that gave bands the chance to strut their stuff almost every night. Philadelphia first landed on the metal map for homegrown talent when Cinderella literally blew the doors off the Empire Rock Club one night in front of Jon Bon Jovi. They signed with Mercury/Polygram Records shortly after this legendary performance. Cinderella's signing opened the doors for bands like Britny Fox and Heaven's Edge as the Philadelphia scene began to take off. Through the years nights in the Philadelphia area saw clubs and venues filled with a die-hard entourage of passionate and loyal fans waiting for the likes of The Dead End Kids, Tangier, Roughhouse, and Faith or Fear to be propelled to stardom. When the big boys like Van Halen, Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, and Ratt tore through Philadelphia, there was no other heavy metal scene like it. The Spectrum and Tower Theater were alive inside and out with everyone united together in music.
Before you could blink an eye the jean jackets, long hair, parking lot bashes, metal radio shows, and leather were gone. Flannel and corduroy filled the streets, metal nights ceased to exist, and what once ruled a city fell almost overnight.
What happened to the bands that ruled big hair and rock n roll in Philadelphia, and the identity they created not only for themselves, but for their city? From the bands to the clubs to the fans; the passion, the stardom, and the lost identity -- Rediscover a time that defined a generation with the people who made it.
We will keep you updated on a future release date. This trailer is quite good, and I can't wait to see the finished product! Great job so far guys!
AC/DC, Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne, Nickelback, Godsmack and Alice In Chains are some of the acts that have made Billboard.com's Top 200 list of the year-end top-selling albums across all genres, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Here's the rundown:
42. Dark Horse - NICKELBACK
53. A Thousand Suns - LINKIN PARK
65. Iron Man 2 (Soundtrack) - AC/DC
71. The Oracle - GODSMACK
76. Nightmare - AVENGED SEVENFOLD
81. Asylum - DISTURBED
88. The Circle - BON JOVI
106. Journey's Greatest Hits - JOURNEY
111. Them Crooked Vultures - THEM CROOKED VULTURES
124. Valleys Of Neptune - JIMI HENDRIX
134. Night Castle - TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
152. War Is The Answer - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
154. Scream - OZZY OSBOURNE
165. Greatest Hits - GUNS N' ROSES
168. Fever - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
174. Black Gives Way To Blue - ALICE IN CHAINS
187. Guitar Heaven: The Greatest ... - SANTANA
For the top 200 click here billboard.com