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‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

by on Aug.01, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

‘That Metal Show’ upcoming season guest list announced

Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:

8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)

8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.

The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:

Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde

Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick

Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford

Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony

King Diamond, Mark Tremonti

In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.

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Aerosmith News: Tom Hamilton talks 60 Minutes boob factor, new album pushed back to September, get a cup of Joe(y) Kramer coffee,


Aerosmith News: Tom Hamilton talks 60 Minutes boob factor, new album pushed back to September, get a cup of Joe(y) Kramer coffee,

Bassist Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith told St. Johns, Newfoundland radio station K-Rock 97.5 in a recent interview that Lora Logan' low cut top got the band nervous in the 60 Minutes profile last month and accused show producers of carefully editing band interviews in order to trap frontman Steven Tyler.

He’s branded the people behind CBS flagship news magazine 60 Minutes as "brutal" for their work and said he and his colleagues were forced into a state of nerves because of presenter Lara Logan’s low-cut top.

The profile had Hamilton, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford listing the things they didn’t like about Tyler, who was then shown edited footage, leading him to say: "I think my busting everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is. I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good."

Hamilton said their quotes were taken out of context. "It was tough to watch. They took comments we made during very deep conversations and sort of barraged Steven with them. I thought it was a little brutal."

He also said there was another side to the conversations which producers left out. "It was the truth. It was everybody speaking what they were feeling. We talked about a lot of things involving anger – yet a lot of other things involving brotherhood. So Steven got pissed off and said a couple of things that were demeaning to the rest of us. I cringed a little bit, yet the second it was over I texted him and said, ‘You did a great job.’"

Hamilton added, "Lara Logan, the correspondent, had a very low-cut top on. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is sort of, get the band nervous with your cleavage and make them say stuff.’ And if you watch the interview you won’t see that. That’s how they do it: they show their boobs and get you to talk about stuff. It works every time."

The question I have is haven't the band and Tom seen an uncountable amount of boobs over the years? Lora Logan's sure shouldn't fluster anybody.

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Hamilton also revealed in the radio interview that their long-awaited studio album which has been pushed back to September. The album would be "just about done" by the time Aerosmith plays the Freshwater Suzuki Salmon Festival in Grand Falls Windsor on July 14th. That show marks one of the biggest concerts in the history of Newfoundland. The Global Warming tour will kick off on June 16th in Minneapolis with Cheap Trick opening most of the shows.

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has created his own brand of organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee called Rockin’ & Roastin'. The beverage comes in both regular and decaf, medium and dark and Ethiopian and Guatemalan roasts. Somebody was in the rhyming mood as the description on his website says, "Rockin' & Roastin' - Music To Your Lips: Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer, a coffee loving Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer, has pounded the skins since his early teens fueled by love for music and spirited beans.

Cups big and small filled right up to the rim were never quite worth that last lick of the rim. So he set out on a search fearing chances were slim that he'd find the ripe bean that would satisfy him.

Seeking perfection, organic and true - a coffee to move you just right the day through - Joey had done what he set out to do. Rockin' & Roastin'...his own special brew. A taste of the rock star life." Based on the description alone, I gotta try this coffee. You can get yours to try at Joey's official coffee site:

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Joe Bonamassa ‘Driving Toward The Daylight’ episode 4

by on Apr.22, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Joe Bonamassa ‘Driving Toward The Daylight’ episode 4

The fourth and latest episode of Joe Bonamassa's "Driving Towards The Daylight' video series has been posted. If you haven"t seen any of these yet, you owe it to yourself to check them all out. CG Film did a really well done chronicles of the recording of the upcoming Bonamassa album, due May 22nd. 'Driving Towards The Daylight' will be Joe's 13th studio album. The latest clip covers the reasons and history of recording in Las Vegas at Palm Studios.

The coming together of the great producer Kevin Shirley, guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, drummer Anton Fig, bassist Michael Rhoads, keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum and Australian music legend Jimmy Barnes are all featured so far in the series of videos, of which 6 more will be released. I am so glad Joe and all these guys are making such fantastic music and can't wait to hear the whole album.

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Joe Bonamassa’s new ‘Driving Toward The Daylight’ due May 22nd, watch new in studio webisode

by on Apr.04, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Joe Bonamassa’s new ‘Driving Toward The Daylight’ due May 22nd, watch new in studio webisode

Guitar great Joe Bonamassa will release a his "lucky" 13th solo album, "Driving Towards The Daylight" on May 22nd via J&R Adventures. The album was produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada; The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California; and The Cave in Malibu, California.

An official press release states:
"Driving Towards The Daylight" is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa's signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honoring the traditions of the original blues musicians. "We've taken some really traditional old blues songs — the Howlin' Wolf song 'Who's Been Talkin'?' and the Robert Johnson song 'Stones In My Passway' — and we've tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context," said Shirley. "It's a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It's vibrant and it's gutsy and it's really, really rugged."

As expected, the musicianship is top notch on the album, with guests including Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford, Blondie Chaplan (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Brad's son Harrison Whitford (guitar).

Speaking from the studio in Vegas, Brad whitford said, "This is definitely more influenced by the stuff that the guys and musicians in this room love, early '60s English and American rock and blues. I guess we'll never get that out of our system and its fun to come in here and find our own path down that highway."

Four Bonamassa-penned originals made the album: the opener 'Dislocated Boy', the title track (and first single, 'Driving Towards The Daylight', 'Heavenly Soul' and 'Somewhere Trouble Don't Go'. Other tracks include covers of Tom Waits' 'New Coat Of Paint', 'Lonely Town Lonely Street' by Bill Withers, 'A Place In My Heart' by Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake, and 'I Got All You Need', by Willie Dixon. Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit 'Too Much Ain't Enough Love' to complete the album.

Once a week for the next ten weeks, 'Countdown to Daylight', a new reality series of 3-4 minute webisodes featuring interviews with Joe and his band as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the band recording 'Driving Towards The Daylight' in the studio. Tune in every Friday for a new episode on JBTV, Joe's official YouTube channel, and check out the first webisode below.

'Driving Towards The Daylight' track listing:

1. Dislocated Boy
2. Stones In My Passway
3. Driving Towards The Daylight
4. Who's Been Talkin'?
5. I Got All You Need
6. A Place In My Heart
7. Lonely Town Lonely Street
8. Heavenly Soul
9. New Coat Of Paint
10. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
11. Too Much Ain't Enough Love (w/ Jimmy Barnes)

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Aerosmith officially announces The Global Warming North American Summer Tour with openers Cheap Trick! (video)


Aerosmith officially announces The Global Warming North American Summer Tour with openers Cheap Trick! (video)

After releasing the initial 'Global Warming North American Summer Tour' dates this past Monday, Aerosmith held a press conference yesterday at The Grove in Los Angeles for an official announcement.

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel introduced four out of five of the band members, as guitarist Brad Whitford is currently on the Experience Hendrix tour. Steven Tyler said, "We've been underground for four months doing what we do the best, and we've been known to set the world on fire with our type of music for the last couple of we decided to call this the Global Warming Tour and come out from underneath the hood, so to speak."

Guitarist Joe Perry added, "This is the first time we're gonna get to go out [and] actually play some new songs off our new record for our fans…along with the old good ones or the good old ones or whatever. So, we can't wait to bring this thing home."

Bassist Tom Hamilton talked about openers on the tour Cheap Trick, "They're one of those bands where you kind of forget how many great songs they have," he declared. "So, when people come to the show...they're gonna say, 'Oh yeah, those are the guys that do that song. Right.' And, it's just gonna be one after another of really great songs."

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Tyler also talked about the band's upcoming album, revealing a few song titles: 'Legendary Child' (which will be the first song we'll hear on the upcoming GI Joe sequel movie soundtrack), 'Beautiful,' and 'Out Go the Lights.' Steven also the album will be out in three months, stating that it was "almost done," and adding, "We have two more songs to finish, and then we gotta mix. It should take us another month and a half, two months, and we'll be in your face before you know it."

Here's the entire press conference followed by an Artisan News report on the presser.

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The Global Warming North America Summer Tour kicks-off on June 16 in Minneapolis, MN with tickets on sale March 30 & 31

Here is the official press release for the tour:

Aerosmith, America’s greatest rock and roll band, will start your summer sizzling and have you dancing around the fires of rock n’ roll again. After blowing away audiences in South America and Japan, the Bad Boys from Boston are back to rock America’s soul, with The Global Warming Tour playing 18 markets beginning on June 16 in Minneapolis, MN.
“The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with yur mothers,” says Steven Tyler.
Joe Perry adds, "Can't wait to bring this band back home. It feels like we've been away too long."
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for Aerosmith’s North American tour.  This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale March 30 and 31 at and

The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly. Beginning on Thursday, March 29, fans that visit and RSVP to the presale will have early access to tickets.
The band celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This quintessential live act truly defined rock and roll as we know it, bringing their heart-pounding sound and millions of fans to their feet over the past four decades.  Never succumbing to the trends and fads in music, Aerosmith blazes their own path and remains as ground-breaking as they were when they first formed in 1970.
Bassist Tom Hamilton says, "After touring Japan and South America last year we're psyched about bringing it all back for the hometown fans.  We're going to break out the classics, the hits and maybe even some of the new ones we've been banging out in the studio.  Can't wait to get to Minneapolis!"
Aerosmith are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors.  Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.”  With scores of multi-platinum albums, Aerosmith continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play.  It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.
American rock band and musical institution Cheap Trick will open the announced shows.
For VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet band members, backstage tours, great tickets and more, visit

Aerosmith/Cheap Trick: The Global Warming Tour
North American Dates
Jun. 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jun. 19 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Jun. 22 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Jun. 27 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jul. 1 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
Jul. 3 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 5 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul. 7 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater, Summerfest
Jul. 17 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Jul. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Jul. 24 - East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center
Jul. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Jul. 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jul. 30 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Aug. 1 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug. 4 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Aug. 6 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Aug. 8 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome

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