Chickenfoot are headlining the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 27th and HDNet will be carrying the show live! You can also enter for your chance to win a Joe Satriani signature model guitar!
it all kicks of at 5ET/2PT.
New Medicine, Eve To Adam, Cavo, 10 Years, Red, Redlight King, Aranda, Janus, Lillian Axe, Black Stone Cherry, Charm City Devils, Trivium, Art of Dying, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, The Darkness, Volbeat, Chevelle, P.O.D., Hellyeah, Theory of A Deadman, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, Creed, Queensryche, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Slash and more are all part of what is the biggest rock event of the year so far. Get more details here: www.facebook.com/HDNetConcerts
Chickenfoot posted a 10 minute video from the opening night of the Different Devil 2012 tour. Go inside the soundcheck, show and aftershow of their gig on May 4th in South Lake Tahoe, NV!
Drummer Chad Smith rejoined Chickenfoot onstage for the first time on the tour in support of their latest album, 'Chickenfoot III' on May 16th at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre. Kenny Aronoff has been handling the drumming chores due to Smith’s commitment with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Earlier in the set before Chad jammed with the band, Sammy Hagar made a passing reference to him, joking that, "if Chad was here, I’d kick his ass." After the band left the stage, a man in a Kiss t-shirt and backwards baseball cap sat down behind Aronoff’s drums. The fans then realized that it was Smith, and went nuts.
The band proceeded to jam on 'Oh Yeah’, after which Hagar turned to Smith and said, "Chad, you haven’t had this much fun all year and you know it." They then broke into a cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s 'Foxy Lady' with a bit of 'Manic Depression' thrown in. That was followed by 'Different Devil,' then a tribute to the late Ronnie Montrose with a cover of 'Rock Candy,' with Aronoff helping out on the cymbols.
Chevelle kick off these Rock Picks of the Week with another dose of their controlled chaos. The title track from 'Hats Off To The Bull' and the follow up to the #1 'Face To The Floor', sounds like it could go to the top as well. Brothers Pete (vocals/guitar) and Sam Loeffler (drums) along with Dean Bernardini (bass) say some of their major influences are Helmet, Tool, and The Cure. Now they are influening another generation. It's already Top 15 on the Active Rock charts, and Top 25 on the Rock and Alternative charts. Another quality song from Chevelle.
Chevelle are going to be busy guys this spring and summer. They'll be doing headlining gigs and a bunch of radio shows and festivals. Here's all the dates:
Apr. 12 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock
Apr. 13 - Tallahassee, FL - Coliseum
Apr. 14 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field - Earth Day Birthday (w/Evans Blue, SOil, Pop Evil, The Used, Hurt, Theory of a Deadman, Trivium, Godsmack, Halestorm, Taproot, Pop Evil, Soil, and Staind)
Apr. 16 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall (w/Dead Sara & New Medicine)
Apr. 17 - Beaumont, TX - Ford Park Event Center (w/Dead Sara)
Apr. 18 - College Station, TX - Hurricane Harry's
Apr. 20 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Ampitheatre (w/Korn)
Apr. 22 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum (w/Redlight King)
Apr. 23 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia (w/Dead Sara)
Apr. 28 - Mesa, AZ - Quail Run Park (w/Godsmack, Staind, Janus, Aranda, and Cavo)
May 2 - Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center Arena (w/Shinedown)
May 3 - Evans, GA - Pavilion at Evans Town Center Park
May 5 - Rockingham, NC - Carolina Rebellion 2012 - Rockingham Speedway - (w/Evanescence, Korn, Shinedown, Staind, P.O.D., Slash, and Five Finger Death Punch)
May 6 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - 1 Cinco Party Project 961 Cinco Party (w/Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah, Volbeat, Adelitas Way, Art of Dying, and The Beatoffs)
May 8 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
May 9 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater
May 10 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
May 12 - Kansas City, MO - Liberty Memorial - Rockfest 2012 (w/Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash)
May 13 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo - Lazerfest 2012 (w/Shinedown, Slash, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Adelitas Way)
May 15 - Green Bay, WI - Shopko Hall (w/Dead Sara & New Medicine)
May 18 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Columbus Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range
May 20 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Pointfest 2012 (w/Incubus, Neon Trees, Cavo, Middle Class Rut, and Foxy Shazam)
May 22 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note (w/Dead Sara)
May 23 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre
May 25 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma (w/Rob Zombie, Rocklahoma, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Theory of a Deadman, Jackyl, Puddle of Mudd, Hellyeah, P.O.D., Volbeat, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, The Darkness, Art of Dying, Trivium, Aranda, Redlight King, James Durbin, Janus, Rival Sons, Anti, Mortem, and Megadeth)
May 26 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest
Jun. 12-17 - Burlington, IA - Burlington Steamboat Days 2012 (w/Luke Bryan, )
Jun. 27 -Jul. 1 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater (w/Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Gary Clark Jr.)
Jul. 14 - West Fargo, ND - Red River Valley Fair
Shinedown have already released a new video for the second single off their new 'Amaryllis' album, which is due on March 27th. 'Unity,' is the follow up to their #1 rock track 'Bully,' and continues with a bit of social commentary, at least in the video for the song. A beautiful young girl, accepting of all peoples, takes photos of the individuals she comes in contact with and covers the wall of a decaying, abandoned building with those photos. The message I get from the video and song is that we all need one another to prosper and and 'Unity' has a message we all need to heed. Another pick that could be another #1 track.
Shinedown are kicking ass on the Avalanche tour with Adelitas Way in support, hitting smaller venues around the country. New Medicine are opening the shows up to Apr. 10, and Art Of Dying will open from Apr. 12th to the 25th.
Remaining dates on The 2012 Avalanche Tour
Apr. 5 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 6 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 7 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Apr. 9 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque
Apr. 10 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Apr. 12 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Apr. 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Apr. 14 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
Apr. 16 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater
Apr. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Apr. 18 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
Apr. 20 - New York, NY -- Best Buy Theater
Apr. 21 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Apr. 22 - Scranton, PA - Cultural Center
Apr. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National
Apr. 25 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free, The Firm, Queen + Paul Rodgers) has released a fantastic new single 'With Our Love.'
It's a fantastic soulful track with a full string section and later, middle-eastern sounds. One of the greatest rock vocalists in history more than lives up to that billing, and it's just great to hear his voice on some new music.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the single, ‘With Our Love,’ will go toward The Racehorse Sanctuary and the Seraphim 12 Foundation, both of which are dedicated to protecting and benefiting horses, as well as the Rocking Horse Children’s Charity, which aids children in Sussex and Surrey who need medical care.
"Horses are such a powerful part of human development and have been since the early ages," said Rodgers in a statement. "We humans owe them so much. My wife Cynthia and I have visited both sanctuaries and can’t imagine any of these healthy vibrant beings being sent off to die. Especially Seraphim 12′s 'Daisy,' who was to be slaughtered for human consumption at four months of age! Or ex-racehorse 'Mr. Streaky,' who due to human error developed anxiety and fear issues which now after eight years he is finally starting to overcome, and in doing so is helping the autistic and inner city kids who visit the sanctuary."
Looking back to one of his main artistic inspirations, Rodgers concluded, "Blues great Willie Dixon believed that 'Once we know better we can do better'...so now that we know better, let’s do better."
Starting on June 9th in Sweden, singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs and drummer Simon Kirke will launch a brief Bad Company tour of continental Europe, their first one there since 1975 (way back when the band’s second album, ‘Straight Shooter,' was released).
Following their June 9th show on the closing day of the Sweden Rock Festival, Bad Company is scheduled to perform five times during Germany’s Rock the Nation Festival between June 11th and 16.
"It is amazing to me that there is still so much interest in Bad Company’s music after all these years," Rodgers told UltimateClassicRock.com. "We have toured in the U.S. and U.K. in the last couple of years, and it only seems fair to play
for the faithful rock fans in Germany and Sweden. I can’t wait to hit the stage and reconnect with our fans."
Last month during an hour-long chat with interviewer Jeff Woods during Canadian Music Week, he regaled the hundreds of fans in attendance with tales about his own career and a few anecdotes about the careers of others.
For example, here’s something you probably didn’t know: he advised a pre-Led Zeppelin Robert Plant to always "take a percentage" of a band’s earnings instead of a weekly paycheck. (Wonder how much money that put in Plant’s bank account?)
And when Joe Walsh was considering joining the Eagles but hesitating because of his desire for solitude, Rodgers says he told his friend, “Why don’t you go into a rehearsal with them and then go disappear in the woods? ...And the next thing I knew, it was 'Hotel California.' They obviously made a connection."
As for himself, he says he passed up opportunities with Deep Purple and Journey, and that even the Doors wanted him (after Jim Morrison's death, of course) — but couldn’t find him.
Rodgers went on to say that success ultimately killed Free: "All of the sudden we had this monster hit, 'All Right Now,' and I don’t think we were ready for it all", but that drugs were responsible for the demise of Bad Company:
"It was all around me, so it was almost normal, you just did whatever was there, there was a lot of cocaine, there was a lot of drug around and I, yeah, sure like everybody else, but I did draw the line at one point and in a way that’s probably what split Bad Company and myself. I stopped all that. And all of the sudden I felt like the outsider.
And it was a strange feeling. And I was going, 'You don’t have to hide it all the time. Just do your thing. I’m not criticizing. I’m not judging.’ But I think it’s one of the things about that stuff is that it can make people a little paranoid too about people that aren’t doing it. You’re like the policeman."
Great stories from a legend in rock and yet another great track. 'With Our Love' is now available for download via CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon’s MP3 store.
Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.), a name all together fresh and rooted in rock n' roll, is setting onto the music scene breaking the social traditions that have become the rock norm. Headed up by the whiskey soaked voice of Sass Jordan, a Canadian icon and Juno Award winner with music partner renown drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Brian Tichy known for his stints with Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy and currently in Whitesnake, their self titled debut album hopes to smash through the anonymity and secure a place in the current rock landscape.
Sass Jordan has an innate talent capable of conveying powerful emotion through heart-stomping, primal, rock-and-roll singing. S.U.N’s debut album is explosive, crushing, real and soulful with its natural fusion of blues and rock. Jordan’s vocal intensity proves a perfect match for the high-energy guitar playing of Tichy and her band-mates that provide the unique music palette that is S.U.N.
Previously working together is what brought Jordan and Tichy together in collaboration of the new music. “I had played drums on Sass’s ‘RATS’ record” explains Tichy. “I knew she was one of the best rock singers going. So after many years, we reconnected and tried a bit of writing together”. Both felt that in order to write the best, trend-free music they could, they needed to get away. They chose the mountains of Canyon Country and in an old, deserted shack S.U.N. was born. “We didn’t realize where we going when we started out”, says Jordan. “As we continued the songwriting path from Burned to Mobile Again to Nomad and on … The whole thing started to take shape in the form of a 70′s odyssey, a time travel trajectory.”
Completing the band that drives this music home is Marty O’Brien (We Are The Fallen/Tommy Lee/ Static X/ Disturbed) on bass and Tommy Stewart on drums (Godsmack, Lo Pro, Everclear, Fuel). S.U.N. is now finishing up mixes to their “Something Unto Nothing” record and looking for the best platform to release the music to their fans. The band recently played the Viper Room in Hollywood, Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, and Vamp'd in Las Vegas, and also have plans for an extensive summer tour as well as international dates.
It's good to have one of the finest female rock vocalist back in a big way, along with great complementary musicians.
Formed in 2000 in Virginia and now hailing from Los Angeles, Hurt are up next with the first single 'How We End Up Alone' from their sixth album,'The Crux', coming out on May 1st. The album was produced by guitarist Michael Roberts and the band and mixed by John Kurzweg (Puddle of Mudd, Godsmack). 'How We End Up Alone' is a dynamic, compelling song that draws you in and keeps you. Not only do I really like this track, the video is just as good. It adds to the song and is it's own mini-film. It is intriguing, intersting, and its own piece of art. The storyline of an older man looking back on his life and telling his story shows 'How We End Up Alone'. Lead singer J. Loren, guitarist Michael Roberts, bassist Rek Mohr, and drummer Victor Ribas will be touring starting April 14th in Orlando, Florida at WJJR's Earthday Birthday.
Here's an acoustic performance from February at 105.7 The Point
Hurt tour dates:
Apr. 14 - Orlando, FL - WJJR Earthday Birthday
Apr. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Smith’s Olde Bar
Apr. 17 - Memphis, TN - 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Plaza
Apr. 18 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay
Apr. 19 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
Apr. 21 - Houston, TX - KTBZ Buzzfest (The Woodlands Pavilion)
Apr. 22 - Austin, TX - Stubbs BBQ
Apr. 24 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar
Apr. 28 - Mesa, AZ - Quail Run Park
Apr. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
Who says the great American rock festival isn't back? Well, at least in one place it is, and that place is Rock On the Range 2012 in Columbus, Ohio on May 18, 19 & 20. This lineup is the best in the six year history of Rock On the Range, and the best lineup for any single venue festival that's happened in the U.S. in years.
"Incubus is stoked to be joinin' the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year. We'll see y'all in Columbus, said Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.
"If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind," says co-headliner Rob Zombie.
The weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which comes FREE with every Rock On The Range weekend ticket purchase. The May 18th party will feature performances from Foxy Shazam, Hairball, Hells Bells and more.
Here's the Lineup for Rock On The Range 2012:
Five Finger Death Punch
Theory Of A Deadman
Escape The Fate
Black Stone Cherry
Falling In Reverse
Eve To Adam
Ghosts Of August
Tickets for the festival go on sale February 10, at 10:00 am EST at the festival’s official site, as well as through Ticketmaster, and at the Crew Stadium Box Office. Weekend general admission tickets start at $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees.) A limited number of layaway tickets are available through February 23, and VIP packages will also be sold at the Rock on the Range site.
Here is what are in my opinion, the top tracks in rock of 2011. This is a totally subjective, so I welcome any and all comments on anything you think should have made the top 20. Thanks again for checking out Marshallofrock.com in 2011, and I will continue to bring you the best in rock for 2012!
#1 Rival Sons 'Pressure & Time' - This is my song of the year for 2011. When I first heard this it blew me away like no other track did in 2011. I had to listen to it over and over and over....and over. I appreciate what this band is bringing and look forward to what thier future holds.
#2 Foo Fighters 'Walk' - An awesome track and an awesome video. The Foos continue to connect and continually amaze.
#3 Black Country Communion 'The Outsider' - It fucking rocks...period! Glenn Hughes. Joe Bonnamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sheridian just continue rocking the right way with this cut. Hope they are around for many years to come.
#4 Alter Bridge 'Ghost Of Days Gone By' - It's just a track that has a way to connect, much as the band did in an overwhelming way in 2011. A great song from a great band!
#5 Kopek 'Cocaine Chest Pains' - Really liking what this Irish trio is bringing. 'Love Is Dead' is another quality track worth checking out from their album 'White Collar Lies'
#6 Black Stone Cherry 'White Trash Millionaire' - The Kentucky rockers bring in outside writers to collaborate with and producer Howard Benson on their latest album 'Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea,' and the result is a great album with this track as the first release.
#7 Foo Fighters 'Rope' - This Foo track is just too good not to give the band a second song in my top 10 of the year. This was the first single from 'Wasting Light,' and the beginning of the album debuting at #1, and the Foos having an incredible amazing 2011!
#8 Rise Against 'Help Is On The Way' - The Chicago rockers continue to bring idealistic rock to the masses, with this song and video a perfect example of the impact they have. They continue to impact their message in the right way, at the right time. Thanks to Rise Against!
#9 Black Country Communion 'Man In The Middle' - Another amazing track (and a video for this one) from one of the best of 2011!
#10 SIXX A.M. 'Lies Of The Beautiful People' - Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael had a great run with this former #1 rock track in the country. The whole project with the book and photos was a slam dunk and it's just a great, uplifting song. Be yourself, be happy, be tolerant, everyone is beautiful in their own way.
The best of the rest:
#11 Seether 'Country Song'
#12 Bush 'The Sound Of Winter'
#13 Stone Sour 'Hesitate'
#14 Chickenfoot 'Bigfoot'
#15 Mastodon 'Curl Of The Burl'
#16 Madam Adam 'Sex Ain't Love'
#17 Anthrax 'The Devil You Know'
#18 Whitesnake 'Love Will Set You Free'
#19 Megadeth 'Public Enemy No. 1'
#20 Chevelle 'Face To The Floor'
#21 Alice Cooper 'I'll Bite Your Face Off'
#22 Queensryche 'Get Started'
#23 Art Of Dying 'Die Trying'
#24 Evanescence 'What You Want'
#25 Sebastian Bach 'Kicking & Screaming'
I'm back with some rock picks of the week after a few week hiatis. I may have to double up this week to catch up a bit, since a few of these tracks have been out for a little while and are already at or near the top of the rock charts. They all kick ass regardless. First up is Redlight King with their track 'Bullet In My Hand.'
After the success of their cover of Neil Young's 'Old Man,' Redlight King bringing it and rocking harder on their latest single. 'Bullet In My Hand' was recently featured in promotional ads for the CBS show "Person of Interest," and vocalist and band leader Kaz grew up in Hamilton, Ont., Canada, which was once a booming steel center on the shores of Lake Ontario. He grew up in middle class home where his parents “struggled to pay the bills.” Like his dad, Kaz loved cars and drag racing (Redlight King is named for the light “tree” that signals the start of a race). As he grew, music also began to take hold. He loved Queen, Springsteen, Dylan and Lennon no less than A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, Treach and Nas. He started writing early on, recording his first track at age 16. But in his teens, music took a back seat to judo. He was good enough for a shot at Canada’s Olympic training center to prepare for the 2000 Games. But he didn’t make the team.
Kaz returned to music, landing a deal and ultimately releasing an album in Canada. That led to a Juno Award nomination for Best New Artist, but he later continued his musical path in Los Angeles. It has worked out so far, as redlight King's Hollywood Records debut album is full of quality rock. There could be a couple more tracks released off the album after this one.
Chevelle is up next with their #1 Rock Track, 'Face To The Floor.' The track immediately grabs you and doesn't let go. It kicks serious ass, has a great hook, and doesn't let up. Chevelle have been around since 1995, forming in Grayslake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Chevelle has sold over three million albums in the United States, and the band's sixth album, 'Hats Off to the Bull' was just released on December 6.
Copenhagen, Denmark's Volbeat is up next. After great success with 'Fallen', they are following up with another great track, 'A Warrior's Call.' Volbeat is vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, bassist Anders Kjølholm and drummer Jon Larsen.
The song is from the band's latest album 'Beyond Hell/Above Heaven', and is the story of the “viking warrior” , danish professional boxer Mikkel Kessler.
“Feel the fire, he’s entering the ring..
The viking warrior, Mikkel Kessler
Will now brand his name in the back of your head “
Shortly after announcing their participation in the 2012 Gigantour with Megadeth, Motorhead and Lacuna Coil, Volbeat announced that they parted ways with guitarist Thomas Bredhal.
The band announced the break up on their website comparing being in a band to being in a marriage with lots of ups and downs along the way. In the band’s own words, “At times you can work it out and sometimes you need to go separate ways.”
There doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings involved, with the band thanking Bredhal for his time spent with them: “We want to thank him for the work he has put in for Volbeat and we wish him all the best in the future,” continues the statement.
So what does the future look like for Volbeat? The band will move forward with their touring schedule as a trio, and get ready to kick some ass in the new year.
Canadian rockers Art of Dying are back in Rock Picks of the Week with their latest 'Get Thru This,' from the album 'Vices and Virtues.' It's a quality follow-up to their great track 'Die Trying.' You can count me in as a 'Die-Hard.' The band just wrapped up a U.S. tour, but look for more dates early in 2012.
Art of Dying are:
Jonny Hetherington - vocals
Greg Bradley – guitar
Tavis Stanley – guitar/vocals
Cale Gontier – bass/vocals
Jeff Brown – drums
The Rolling Stones recently released the deluxe version of the 'Some Girls' album. It features 12 bonus tracks many of which were recorded instrumentally with vocals added recently by Mick Jagger. All of the tracks are included in the remastered Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Some Girls,’ which was released November 21st.
Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards wrote most of the bonus tracks, which were performed by Jagger, Richards, bassist Bill Wyman (who has since left the band) and drummer Charlie Watts. Also making appearances were Stones collaborators Ian Stewart and Chuck Leavell on pianos and Sugar Blue on harmonica, with none other than former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty contributing handclaps.
'No Spare Parts' was first recorded by Chris Kimsey in early 1978, features a “country guitar twang, subtle groove and soulful storytelling,” describing it as “a powerful and poignant acoustic tune.” It has the feel of another track on the album “Far Away Eyes,” which could be why it was left off the original. “No Spare Parts” was recorded in Paris and recently discovered by producer Don Was for inclusion on the reisuue. It tells the story of a trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio and features Mick Jagger on electric piano, Keith Richards on acoustic piano, Ron Wood on pedal steel guitar, Charlie Watts on drums and Bill Wyman on bass.
“Some Girls,” a landmark 1978 release also featured “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.” The album went a long way toward reestablishing the Stones’ then-flagging youthful appeal. It reached No. 1 on the U.S. charts and No. 2 in the United Kingdom.