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Loverboy are set to release the new album 'Rock 'n' Roll Revival' on August 14th. It feature 12 tracks, including updated versions of the Canadian rockers best and most well known songs and three brand-new tunes
The three new songs inlude the title track, 'Heartbreaker' and 'No Tomorrow.' The latter two cuts were recorded at Bryan Adams' studio, The Warehouse, in Vancouver, Canada, with Loverboy's old engineer Bob Rock. Rock was the engineer/mixer of the 'Loverboy' album in 1980, 'Get Lucky' in 1981, 'Keep It Up' in 1983, and 'Wildside' in 1987. He also engineered Paul Dean's solo album 'Hard Core' in 1989. Rock went on to produce albums for Aerosmith, Metallica, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, The Cult, David Lee Roth, Skid Row, Blue Murder, Kingdon Come, the Offspring, Bush and many more. Bob will also be handling production chores on the next Motley Crue album.
"The new songs on this album are in the same spirit as our classic material," said founding guitarist Paul Dean. "And, the track 'Rock 'n' Roll Revival' brought [lead singer] Mike Reno and me back to our collaborative spirit of the '80s."
Dean added, "As far as the classic hits on the album, these songs are reflective of the evolution of our past 30 years of playing them live."
Loverboy is getting ready to kick off a long North American tour with Journey and Pat Benatar, starting July 21st in San Bernardino, California. Check out all the dates below. Loverboy also has a headlining gig on July 13 in Bridgeville, Illinois. Log on to LoverboyBand.com for all the info on the band.
Track listing for 'Rock 'n' Roll Revival':
Rock 'n' Roll Revival
Turn Me Loose
Working for the Weekend
Lovin' Every Minute of It
The Kid Is Hot Tonight
Always on My Mind
Queen of the Broken Hearts
When It's Over
Hot Girls in Love
The band recently premiered their new video for the track 'Heartbreaker' on NBC's Today.com
Journey/Pat Benatar/Loverboy Tour Dates:
Jul. 21 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - Stateline, CA - Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
Jul. 24 - Paso Robles, CA - Main Grandstand, California Mid-State Fair
Jul. 26 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days
Jul. 28 - Seattle, WA - The Gorge
Jul. 29 - Spokane, WA - Northern Quest Casino Amphitheater
Aug. 3 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
*Aug. 6 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip Campground Amphitheatre
Aug. 8 -Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fair – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 10 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands Sands PAC
Aug. 17 - Louisville, KY - Kentucky State Fair – Freedom Hall
Aug. 18 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair – Grandstand
Aug. 24 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Pavilion
Aug. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Kansas City, KS - Live Strong Sporting Park
Sep. 1 - Saint Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Sep. 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music City
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sep. 28 - Bangor, ME - Waterfront Park
Oct. 6 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre
Oct. 12 — Tampa, FL - 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
Oct. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
The Cult will release their first studio album in five years on May 22nd. 'Choice Of Weapon' on the band's own label Cooking Vinyl was recorded between July and December of last year, and in two different phases.
The group worked first with producer Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, U.N.K.L.E.), starting off in what Astbury describes as "a raw, visceral space" before all concerned "kind of exhausted ourselves." The Cult then worked with Bob Rock, who also produced 1989's platinum 'Sonic Temple', for "a fresh set of ears" and a "more refined" and polished sound. Astbury says the end result is "very authentic."
Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy wrote the album, which was recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert, and the band's Witch Mountain studio. The new release features founding members Astbury on vocals and Duffy on guitars, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse.
“We have had the opportunity to work with two of the most influential and talented producers in the world today,” said Astbury. “They pushed us beyond our comfort zone, and helped us craft Choice of Weapon." Choice of Weapon is aimed at the heart of The Cult's loyal following. It reflects the current discontent and destruction of our eco systems, the search for individual meaning against a tide of rampant materialism, narcissism and disconnected lives. “We went deeper . . . we worked a bit harder on this record. We have great fans and they deserve our best,” added Duffy, “and I feel this is as strong as any album we have ever released." The Cult is working on film and graphic elements to accompany the album's release, and plans are being confirmed for the band's 2012 World Tour.
The first single from the animals is 'For The Animals', which Astbury says reflects the Cult's attitude about making music. “The Cult is like an archetypal outsider group; we've never really fit in with one particular sect or genre,” he explains. “We've never been pigeonholed. We've stayed open to other influences… But some people don't like that. They want to say, 'We know who you are' and they try to put a leash on you. So this is about identifying with a raw, visceral animal. We don't belong to anybody. We go where nature takes us.”
Astbury adds: “Our intention was to make a record that was fresh. It's of its time, and we captured exactly where we're at right now, in the early part of the 21st century. I'm watching so many artists just terrified to make a statement of any kind. They're afraid they're going to get ripped apart in the blogosphere or torn apart by some critic who's basically just out of diapers. So many (artists) seem to be scared to come out and say what they feel. A lot of rock 'n' roll music has lost its teeth.”
Choice Of Weapon tracklist:
Honey From a Knife
For The Animals
A Pale Horse
This Night in the City Forever
Steven Tyler says he’ll be married again “soon enough”, American Idol Season 11 starts January 18 & 19
Steven Tyler engagement to his long time girlfiren Erin Brady has officially been confirmed by a spokesperson after days of internet rumors. Tyler and Brady, who vacationed in Hawaii over the holidays, returned to Los Angeles on Friday (Jan. 6), and TMZ caught up with the pair as they were leaving the airport.
A reporter asked the rock icon when the big day will go down. “Soon enough, baby!” Tyler replied, “Soon enough!”
TMZ also reported a few days after Christmas that Tyler’s loved ones are “furious” that he asked Erin Brady to marry him, with anonymous sources telling the site that “she’s just not nice” and “she’s just been mean to the family.” The report alleged that Tyler worsened the rift between Brady and his family by proposing to her without letting them know first. I don't know just how legitimate that report was, since we haven't heard anything further about it. Besides, his kids are all grown and it isn't like they haven't met Brady before.
Tyler's high-end jewlery designer, Loree Rodkin, confirmed to US Weekely that Steven had a ring made for Brady saying: “Having made Steven’s jewelry for so many of the past years it was an honor to be part of his future … with all my love to Steven and Erin." The ring is reportedly a one-of-a-kind original design by Rodkin, that features a 5-carat “brilliant cut diamond set on a micro pave diamond and platinum band.”
Tyler’s first marriage to Cyrinda Fox lasted from 1978 to 1987, and his more recent marriage to clothing designer Teresa Barrick lasted from 1998 to 2006.
Tyler rocked with Alice Cooper (and Weird Al Yankovic) onstage in Hawaii over the holiday, performing the Beatles classic 'Come Together' on New Years Eve (Dec. 31) to perform the Beatles classic ‘Come Together.' The concert took place at Mala Wailea, a famous oceanfront restaurant at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Wailea, Hawaii.
The concert was a charity fundraiser for the nearby Maui Food Bank and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Other acts on the eclectic bill included Yankovic, Pat Simmons and Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers and producer Bob Rock. Tyler also sang Aerosmith classics ‘Sweet Emotion’ and ‘Walk This Way.’
Steven Tyler returns to prime time television next week with co-judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson as American Idol returns with a two-night premiere (Jan. 18 &19) to kick off Season 11. After the massive success for Tyler and the show last year when many thought the departure of Simon Cowell would really hurt the ratings, the Aerosmith frontman will be back to pontificate and elaborate on the contestants like only he can. Here's some promos for the new season:
Bush performed their latest single "The Sound Of Winter" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Sept. 22. Bush is on the west coast swing of their latest U.S. tour, with stops in San Diego, Anaheim and Las Vegas the next few days. Check out the performance below:
Watch Bush on The Tonight Show here.
Gavin Rossdale of the reformed British alternative rock band Bush was interviewed on last Wednesday nights (September 21) edition of "Chelsea Lately", the late-night talk show hosted by comedienne Chelsea Handler. Rossdale talks about the band, his tour, wife Gwen Stafani and seeing some guys smoking crack outside his tour bus in San Francisco. Check out his appearance below.
The Sea Of Memories", the new album from the reformed British alternative rock band BUSH, sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on September 13, the CD was produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and is the first BUSH album to be made available via the band’s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music. BUSH's new video, "The Sound Of Winter", was directed by Meiert Avis (U2, Bruce Springsteen)
Bush are back with their first album of new material in 10 years called "The Sea Of Memories", to be released on September 13. Produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica), the CD is the first to be made available via Bush's own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music. The first track "The Sound of Winter" is marking a major comeback for the band and is on it's way to approaching the success of some of their previous tracks from the 90's.
About the album, singer Gavin Rossdale said about the album: "When making music, you have a choice to repeat what you've done or move on. It would've been safe to just rework (1994's debut album) 'Sixteen Stone' over and over, but what kind of life would that be? When you're driving down the road, you're focused on what's in front of you; you don't really think to keep checking in your rear view mirror. I like the idea of art changing, developing and morphing."
The current Bush lineup includes original drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz. Traynor replaced original axeman Nigel Pulsford in 2001 while Britz has stepped in for Dave Parsons.
Bush has announced a headlining tour of North America that will kick off September 13 at the Babcock Theatre in Billings, Montana. On September 27 at 4th & B in San Diego, Bush will begin a tour with Chevelle and special guests Filter. Bush has also partnered with I Love All Access to offer a variety of VIP packages for the tour.
Look for Gavin Rossdale on "Chelsea Lately" September 21 and on September 22, Bush will perform on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Lenny Kravitz is back with the first single from his new release "Black and White America" called "Stand." It's another great track from Lenny, exuding positivity and joy, while delivering an impowering message. Lenny has always been known as a student of the musical past, with his music and image harking back to the 60's and 70's. In this video from recordstoreday.com, Lenny himself gets a good look at his new baby. The vinyl release is also out only at participating indie record stores. The smell, the packaging, the photos..it's all good with vinyl!
Lenny has been branching out into acting in the last couple of years, first with a critically acclaimed dramatic role in "Precious", and next with the role of Cinna, a fashion stylist who designs outrageous costumes for Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) to wear while participating in the Hunger Games. Cinna develops a close friendship with Katniss, and his designs help shape her character. "The Hunger Games" movie will be released on March 23, 2012. The movie is based on best selling trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins.
Lenny also continues with his acting chops in his new extended directors cut for the first single "Stand". Lenny plays three different characters, including band leader Desmond Ritchie, drummer in The Fab Three, Bubba Washington and game show host Bart Billingsworth. Lenny looks ready to take Wayne Brady's job on "Let's Make A Deal" if he wants it.
Lenny will be headlining the free Samsung & AT&T Summer Krush 2011 Concert Series on August 31 at Terminal 5 in New York City. Also look for Lenny performing as part of the Toyota Concert Series on the NBC's Today show on Friday, September 2nd in New York City. Lenny will be touring Europe until the end of November, so don't expect a full North American tour until early 2012.
Lenny also released a "behind the scenes" for his video "Stand" from the set of "Run For Your Money." Bart Billingsworth, Desmond Richie and Bubba Washington are all profiled in this hilarious film:
Up next are Toronto, Canada rockers My Darkest Days, who have been working thier ass off in 2011, and it's paying off! Non-stop touring has gotten the band big-time exposure, and now they are onto the third single from their self-titled debut album. After the success of the first two singles "Porn Star Dancing" and "Move Your Body", the band are onto "Every Lie" for the new single. It's approaching top 20 at active rock, with top 10 potential.
The guys are back on the road Septemeber 1st in their hometown of Toronto at the Canadian National exhibition, before hitting Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, including shows with Finger Eleven, Great White and Sick Puppies.
Cold "Wicked World" is the next Rock Pick of the Week. Cold are wrapping up a summer tour with Volbeat with three consecutive nights at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, before continuing on solo with dates in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The song comes from the Jacksonville, Florida band's 5th studio album "Superfiction."
Cold have been in the game for quite awhile, having formed in 1996, broken up in 2006, and gotten back together in 2009. "Wicked World" is a current top 20 track at active rock radio.
Up next is ex-Dangerous Toys frontman Jason McMaster's band Broken Teeth with a straight ahead kick ass rocker called "Bullet". The song is featured on the band's latest album, "Viva La Rock, Fantastico." 'Bullet' is the third video release from the record. McMaster was inducted into the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame on June 4th in his home town of Corpus Christi, TX. McMaster is the first metal artist to be honored by the South Texas Music Walk Of Fame.
A vocalist, bassist, guitarist, and songwriter with two gold-certified records under his belt, McMaster is notorious for being one of the busiest musicians in rock and roll. His rock and roll resume dates back to 1982, when he fronted influential progressive metal band Watchtower, later moving on to make headlines with the southern sleaze rock act Dangerous Toys. In recent years, Jason has been channeling his talent into the Austin-based hard rock act Broken Teeth, having released five albums since the band’s formation in 1999; along with two albums from his NWOHB influenced band IGNITOR, and various tribute bands. His impact on the Texas rock and metal scene was previously recognized in 1998, with an induction into the Texas Music Hall Of Fame.
The South Texas Music Walk of Fame honors six new Texas artists every year, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kickstarts the annual WaterStreet Market Music & Arts Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas.