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Don Henley to release fist solo album in 15 years, ‘Cass County’ on September 25.

by on Jul.19, 2015, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Don Henley to release fist solo album in 15 years, ‘Cass County’ on September 25.

Don Henley will release 'Cass County,' his fifth studio album, and first solo album in 15 years, on September 25. Named for the northeastern Texas county in which Henley was raised, 'Cass County' will be available as a 12-song standard CD and digital album, as well as a 16-track deluxe version and 180 gram Vinyl LP.

A super deluxe version of the album will also be available in Don Henley’s official online store, including a 50 -page booklet with exclusive photos, collector postcards, deluxe CD album, and deluxe Vinyl (2-Disc 180 Gram). A limited number of bundles will also be offered, including a T-shirt and 12X12 lithograph.

Don Henley will launch a solo tour of North America in October 2015 that will include concerts in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Durham, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Port Chester, NY; San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will open on all the dates. Each ticket ordered for any of the tour dates will receive a Cass County deluxe CD. Full tour details will be announced shortly.

Pre-order the album now at donhenley.com. Fans who preorder Cass County digitally on iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “That Old Flame” and “Take A Picture of This.”.

Don Henley Cass County album cover



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Grateful Dead say “Fare Thee Well” with November 20 CD & video release of Chicago shows

by on Jul.12, 2015, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Grateful Dead say “Fare Thee Well” with November 20 CD & video release of Chicago shows

The Grateful Dead will issue CD's and video releases of their recent"Fare Thee Well" concerts on November 20 under the title 'Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead.' The July 3rd, 4th and 5th concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field finds the band's surviving members – drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir – playing two sets of music each night alongside guitarist Trey Anastasio, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and pianist Bruce Hornsby. A limited-edition release will offer audio and video of the complete event via the band's website.

The Fare Thee Well release will be available in a variety of formats. The most basic versions is a two-CD "best of" collection, featuring highlights from all three nights, which will also be available digitally. A two-disc DVD and Blu-ray release will contain full video from the band's final concert. The group is also issuing a four-CD set with either double-disc DVD or Blu-ray, which will contain full audio and video from the final performance.

All the releases will be available on the band's website, but the most extravagant versions – the ones available only via Dead.net – will comprise 12 CDs and either seven DVDs or Blu-rays; these contain the full audio and video from all three shows in individually numbered packaging, which has been limited to 20,000 copies each. One of the DVDs or Blu-rays in these editions is a bonus disc containing unique footage from the shows: a behind-the-scenes look filmed by Kreutzmann's son Justin, shots of the band's ticketing office documenting the more than 350,000 ticket requests it received, a peek at what went on in the parking lot of Soldier Field outside the shows and backstage material from the gigs. Grateful Dead Fare thee Well cover

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Cathouse Live returns to rock Irvine Meadows on August 15, band lineup has been confirmed for the Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands

by on Jul.12, 2015, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Cathouse Live returns to rock Irvine Meadows on August 15, band lineup has been confirmed for the Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands

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. Original Cathouse creator Riki Rachtman, along with Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), are bringing Cathouse Live to a much larger audience with this music and lifestyle festival features some of the defining rock artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Extreme, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy (the voice of RATT), Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘N Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z' Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff and Little Caesar are ready to rock. with an All-Star Jam to conclude the show.

Cathouse Live will feature band performances on two stages, VIP Meet and Greets, a vendor village, a chopper motorcycle show, tattoo shops, go-go dancers, and more.

“I recently started a Cathouse Hollywood Facebook page and everyone was asking ‘Why don’t you do another Cathouse?’ I loved the idea and mentioned it on Twitter. So many bands told me that they wanted to be a part of it, that I knew that I had to bring it back on a much larger scale. It was too big for a club, so we decided to do a festival,” Rachtman explains. “The music scene isn't what it was like back then--that type of decadence. We’re going to bring the debauchery of the Cathouse back to Southern California! SoCal needs this kind of rock festival so people will have the chance to go out, have fun and enjoy a great rock show in all its excess. Cathouse was a very successful weekly nightclub for six years, so we’re trying to pack all those years of Cathouse into one night for Cathouse Live. All I want is for those who go to have a good time and say, ‘That was the BEST ROCK FESTIVAL EVER.’”

Tickets for Cathouse Live At Irvine Meadows are on sale now at www.CathouseLive.com and start at just $15 plus fees.

"Riki Rachtman is a great ambassador for a whole generation of hard rock," says Live Nation Executive Vice President Rich Best. "We're excited to partner with his iconic Cathouse brand to bring some of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s together for this event. With over 20 bands that helped define an era with millions of records sold and dozens of hit songs, Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows is a great value for fans."

The band lineup has been confirmed for the Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands, Tuesday, July 14 at the infamous Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. The grand prize winner will open the main stage and the runner up--as chosen by celebrity rock judges Riki Rachtman (Cathouse), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge), DJ Will (KNAC.COM) and Danny Dangerous (THE ZEROS)--will open the second stage at Cathouse Live.

Here’s a list of bands that will perform at the July 14 Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands: 10 To Midnite, Burning Heat, Faith & Bullets, Kelly Maglia, LA Story, Madysin Hatter, Molly Vamp, Raven's Cry, Rok Hollywood, Scarlet Vice, Stonebreed, Swamphammer, The Aviators and The Hard Way.

Doors open at 5:30pm and tickets are available at The Whisky box office.

From 3:30-4:30 PM on July 14, Riki Rachtman himself will be selling a special Cathouse Live package at The Whisky box office. For just $40 (cash only), purchasers will receive: One Cathouse Live Battle Of The Bands ticket (July 14 at The Whisky), One Cathouse Live lawn ticket (August 15 at Irvine Meadows), and One Cathouse t-shirt.
Cathouse Live 2015

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Slash and the Conspirators new line of action figures now available

by on Jul.12, 2015, under LINKS, PHOTOS, ROCK NEWS

Slash and the Conspirators new line of action figures now available

Staramba, a company touting itself as “pioneers of photorealistic 3D printed figurines [of] both … celebrities as well as ordinary people,” has released a new line of figures dedicated to Slash and his band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The entire band figures are featured on a black base plate in front of the artwork for their most recent studio album, 'World on Fire.' Members are also available for sale individually.

“It’s a very strange thing to have a figure of myself available out there,” wrote bassist Todd Kerns in a blog post on his site. “I’m the guy that has Johnny Ramone, Lemmy, Iggy Pop and Johnny Rotten jamming together on his dresser in action figure form. Strange times, brothers and sister. Strange and exciting times.”

This will be the second company to create a Slash figure, as McFarlane Toys unveiled one back in 2005, depicting him playing guitar in his leather jacket and signature top hat as well as a deluxe model, which added an extra amp and speaker cabinets.

Check out the entire line of figures here.

Slash band figures Staramba 2015

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Pop Evil continue ‘UP’ with new album to be released August 21

by on Jul.12, 2015, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Pop Evil continue ‘UP’ with new album to be released August 21

Pop Evil will release their forthcoming LP called 'UP' on August 21st via eOne Music. Digital pre-orders are available now and physical pre-orders are available now via the band's official website. Recorded at Studio Litho, Robert Lang Studios and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), UP continues cementing a powerful identity created by the band's three prior full-length releases.

UP is a bold reintroduction and step forward, with guitarists Nick Fuelling and Davey Grahs, bassist Matt Diirito, drummer Chachi Riot and Leigh Kakaty at the top of their game.

Pop Evil smashes through the odds like a battering ram, weathering the trials and tribulations of paying dues with a steadfast resilience owing much to their blue collar and middle class backgrounds, and building a worldwide audience one fan at a time. As the moniker promises when emblazoned on a CD or radio dial, POP EVIL conjures aggressive riffs and hard charging sing-a-longs with emotional heft and melodic power in equal measure. It’s music by the people, for the people. Watch the clip for the first single and track one on the album, 'Footsteps' below.

Track listing:
1. Footsteps
2. Core
3. In Disarray
4. Take It All
5. Ghost Of Muskegon
6. If Only For Now
7. ...
8. Ways to Get High
9. Lux
10. Vendetta
11. Dead In The Water
12. Seattle Rain
13. Til Kingdom Come

Pop Evil Up album cover

Pop Evil 2015

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