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‘Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who’ to be released October 2nd

by on Sep.14, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS

‘Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who’ to be released October 2nd

Cleopatra Records has set an October 2 release date for "Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who". As THE WHO approaches a nearly 50-year career, artists in genres from classic to progressive rock, and from punk to country, collaborate on a stunning celebration of the band’s remarkable catalogue.

THE WHO has sold over 100 million records, had 27 Top 40 hits, 17 Top 10 albums, and have been certified gold (18 times), platinum (12 times) and multi-platinum (5 times). They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, and have been described as one of the greatest rock bands in history by Rolling Stone, the Grammy Foundation, VH1, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Artists from CHEAP TRICK and RUSH to PEARL JAM have counted THE WHO as a primary influence. With such weight put on this legendary band’s musical output, the contributors to "Who Are You" have brought every ounce of creativity, attitude, and reverence to the collection.

"Who Are You" track listing:
1. Eminence Front
- John Wetton (ASIA)
- K.K. Downing (JUDAS PRIEST)
- Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER/BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)

2. Baba O'Riley
- Nektar
- Jerry Goodman (MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA)

3. I Can See For Miles
- Mark Lindsay (PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS)
- Wayne Kramer (MC5)

4. Love Reign O'er Me
- Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD)
- Rick Wakeman (YES)
- Huw Lloyd-Langton (HAWKWIND)
- Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE/ROD STEWART/BLUE MURDER/OZZY OSBOURNE/KING KOBRA)

5. My Generation
- Knox (THE VIBRATORS)
- Dave Davies (THE KINKS)
- Rat Scabies (THE DAMNED)

6. The Kids Are Alright
- THE RAVEONETTES

7. Won't Get Fooled Again
- SWEET

8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
- Todd Rundgren
- Carmine Appice

9. I Can't Explain
- Iggy Pop

10. Behind Blue Eyes
- Pat Travers

11. Magic Bus
- Peter Noone (HERMAN'S HERMITS)
- Peter Banks (YES)
- Ginger Baker (CREAM)

12. Who Are You
- Gretchen Wilson
- Randy Bachman (BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE)

13. Pinball Wizard
- Terry Reid
- Mike Pinera (BLUES IMAGE)
- Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER)

14. Squeeze Box
- John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE)
- David Cross (KING CRIMSON)

15. Bargain
- .38 SPECIAL
- Ted Turner (WISHBONE ASH)
- Ian Paice (DEEP PURPLE)

16. The Seeker
- Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW)
- Leslie West (MOUNTAIN)

Check out the version of 'Eminensce Front' from the album here

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Marshall of Rock Interview: Bassist/Producer/Engineer Billy Sherwood of Nektar talks new album, Yes connection and more

by on Sep.05, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Marshall of Rock Interview: Bassist/Producer/Engineer Billy Sherwood of Nektar talks new album, Yes connection and more

I had the pleasure to talk to the multi-talent Billy Sherwood today and it was some great conversation. Billy is a man of incredible talent, with a true and passionate love of music. A master musician, award winning producer, mixer and engineer, Billy has worked with an A to Z list of legendary rock artists in every facet of the music business. I caught up with Billy while on his way to rehearsal with legendary art rock band Nektar, as the other guys were in his rear-view mirror as we spoke. We touched on Billy's involvement with Nektar and their only 2012 gig tomorrow night (Sept. 6) at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California. We also talked about one of his other projects, The Prog Collective, his over 20 year involvement with the band Yes, his rock production work on many rock tribute albums, including a new one for Supertramp called 'Songs of the Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp'. Billy also talked about his production/engineering work with a wide range of artists, inlcuding Paul Rodgers, Dangerous Toys, and Motorhead, sharing an interesting story about recording with Lemmy at the on-set of the Los Angeles riots that you've got to hear. Add to that his take on the current state of the music industry, what created his passion for music in general and what iconic entertainment figure was his Godfather, and it makes for some interesting music conversation. Check it out below:

Check out www.billysherwoodhq.com and www.circahq.com or visit his facebook page here for everything about Billy and his music

Special thanks to Deborah Brousseau of Spinner PR

Here's the official press release for Nektar with all the info and links on tomorrow night's show. Get tickets and check it out if you're in the area!:

Los Angeles, CA…On September 6th, legendary art rock outfit Nektar will be performing its only 2012 U.S. concert at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  Nektar’s renowned big sound and epic live performance in an intimate setting makes this a can’t-miss show.

Though comprised of four Englishmen, Nektar formed in Germany in 1969, and earned a cult following for its psychedelic, spacey approach.  In the mid-1970s, Nektar attracted attention and a growing fanbase in America with several concept albums and a uniquely visual live show.  The band continues to perform today to a fervent and developing audience, and remains an influence for “space rock” artists around the world.

Nektar is featured in the August 14 Cleopatra DVD release, SPACE ROCK INVASION, a live show taped in Los Angeles, and is releasing SPOONFUL OF TIME (September 11 via Cleopatra), an incredible collection of classic rock covers re-imagined with the help of members of Yes, King Crimson, Symphony X, Opeth, Marillion, Asia, The Moody Blues, Dream Theater, Tangerine Dream and more.

An added treat, multi-talented musician Billy Sherwood will be debuting as bass player with Nektar.  Sherwood has played in Yes (and several of its reconfigurations), Yoso, Toto, Circa, World Trade and others.  As a producer, mixer and engineer, he’s spearheaded THE PROG COLLECTIVE, and contributed to recordings by Yes, Motorhead, Paul Rodgers, Dangerous Toys and all-star tribute albums to artists such as Queen, AC/DC, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.  He will also be producing and playing bass on the new Nektar album of original songs, recording this fall.

The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  Tickets for Nektar are $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling 949.496.8930 or at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/147983.  Doors are at 6pm, show starts at 8pm with Sixstep.  This is an all-ages event.

'The Prog Collective' was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Yngwie Malmsteen, Halford, Lita Ford, Adrenaline Mob, Armored Saint, Sepultura)

'The Prog Collective' Track list and players:

1. The Laws Of Nature: John Wetton Lead Vocals / Tony Levin Stick & Bass / Jerry Goodman Violins / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
2. Over Again: Richard Page Lead Vocals / Geoff Downes Keyboard Solos / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
3. The Technical Divide: Alan Parsons Lead Vocals / Chris Squire Bass / David Sancious KeyboardSolos / Gary Green Lead Guitar / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
4. Social Circles: Annie Haslam Lead Vocals / Peter Banks Lead Guitar / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
5. Buried Beneath: Billy Sherwood Lead & Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums & Acoustic Guitars / Larry Fast Keyboards / Steve Hillage Electric Guitars
6. Following The Signs: John Wesley Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar / Tony Kaye Hammond Organ & Keyboards / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
7. Check Point Karma: Colin Moulding Lead Vocals / Rick Wakeman Keyboard Solos / Billy Sherwood Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Electric & Acoustic Guitars

'Songs of the Century: An All Star Tribute to Supertramp' Track List:
1. Breakfast In America - John Wetton (Asia) & Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel)
2. Take The Long Way Home - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree)
3. The Logical Song - Mickey Thomas (Starship), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) & Tony Kaye (Yes)
4. Give A Little Bit - Richard Page (Mr. Mister) & Peter Banks (Yes)
5. It's Raining Again - Colin Moulding (XTC) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia)
6. Crime Of The Century - Billy Sherwood (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Tony Levin (King Crimson)
7. Dreamer - Annie Haslam (Renaissance) & David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band)
8. Goodbye Stranger - Billy Sherwood (Yes), Gary Green (Gentle Giant) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
9. Rudy - Roye Albrighton (Nektar) & Steve Porcaro (Toto)
10. Bloody Well Right - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) & Dave Kerzner
11. School - Rod Argent (The Zombies) & Robby Krieger (The Doors)

BONUS ORIGINAL TRACK
12. Let The World Revolve - Chris Squire (Yes) & Tony Kaye (Yes)

Here's the rendition of Give A Little Bit' from the album: http://soundcloud.com/brosseaupr/give-a-little-bit-songs-of-the/s-zmIbk

Here's a video documenting and celebrating Cleopatra Records 20th Anniversary, with plenty of commentary from Billy in his studio. For more info or to purchase any of their releases, check out Cleopatra Records at www.cleorecs.com

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Marshall of Rock Interview: Steve Riley of L.A. Guns

by on Sep.03, 2012, under INTERVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Marshall of Rock Interview: Steve Riley of L.A. Guns

When you think of L.A. Guns, sleazy, dynamic, Hollywood rock n' roll comes to mind. Amazing albums like the first 'L.A. Guns', as well as 'Cocked & Loaded,' and 'Hollywood Vampires,' had the band all over the radio and television, as well as touring the world with the biggest bands in rock and heavy metal. The band have released their new album 'Hollywood Forever' on Cleopatra Records and with it, have made a significant and relevant rock album that lives up to all other L.A. Guns releases. I had a chance to talk with a true gentlemen of rock, L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley about a number of topics, including the new album, getting the whole dual L.A. Guns mess behind him with Tracii Guns ending his version of the band, working with legendary producer Andy Johns, the state of the music business, the gig when he knew L.A. Guns had "made it", playing with W.A.S.P. and where he stands with the band today, meeting his idol, an epic jam session with Slash, John Entwistle and Frank DiMino from Angel as well as upcoming tour dates and a 2-DVD set. Check out the conversation below.

 

Special thanks to Deborah Brosseau at Spinner PR

‘Hollywood Forever,’ which features the awesome new track, ‘You Better Not Love Me,' brings forth the best of that L.A. Guns sound we all know and love. The album is the fourth L.A. Guns record produced by the legendary Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Cinderella, Chickenfoot and many more), and he definitely brings out the best in the boys on this one.

Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance on the album, playing bass on ‘Venus Bomb’ and providing backing vocals on other tracks. The true L.A. Guns lineup of Phil Lewis, Steven Riley, Stacey Blades and Scott Griffith are making this latest offering a big success. Order 'Hollywood Forever' here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/hollywood-forever/id524457881

For everything L.A. Guns, check out the band's official website at www.laguns.net and the band's Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialLAGuns


 

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‘Motorhead: Live To Win’ collectible book chronicling the band’s nearly 40-year career out now

by on Aug.29, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

‘Motorhead: Live To Win’ collectible book chronicling the band’s nearly 40-year career out now

The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead is chronicled in an amazing and collectible book, 'MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN' by Alan Burridge. The book is available now and is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who also contributes to the introduction).

Motörhead formed in England in 1975 by bassist/singer/songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, and was an early part of the NWOBHM, the movement to reinvigorate loud music. With a big dose of punk, Motörhead’s sound pioneered speed metal, and continues with consistency to support, elevate, and encourage the genre around the world. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and just finished a North American tour.

The book starts in those early days in the 1970s, when the rocky start and personal struggles of the band threatened to keep it on the ground. But with Lemmy’s focus and gutsy determination, the late part of the decade showed success in the UK. The Motörhead world domination of the 1980s and 1990s, including the release of ACES OF SPADES, BASTARDS and more, is chronicled with stories from nearly twenty years of heavy touring with everyone from Dio to Ozzy. The book concludes present day, with Lemmy cemented as a rock icon beside long-time bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and still driving that Motörhead train in music history.

Alan Burridge (also known as Professor Motörhead) is the official biographer of Motörhead. He started a fanzine for the band in 1980, which became the band’s endorsed fan magazine, Motörheadbangers. He has written numerous articles, interviews, reviews, and liner notes about the band, as well as more than two dozen other fiction and nonfiction books.

MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN will be available in stores and at online retailers for MSRP $36.98. The book is 220 full-color glossy pages with shiny silver trim, and includes a collectible full-color bookmark. The cover features a gorgeous red and silver foil logo on black leatherette. Get more info here: www.cleopatrarecords.com

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‘Songs Of The Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp’ to be released August 14th

by on Aug.04, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

‘Songs Of The Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp’ to be released August 14th

Some of the biggest names in rock contribute to a very special collection being released by Cleopatra Records on August 14th, 'Songs Of The Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp.' The record features members of Asia, Yes, King Crimson, The Doors, Deep Purple, XTC, Toto, Mr. Mister, Dream Theater, Nektar, Porcupine Tree, Gentle Giant, Renaissance, and Rainbow.

Supertramp formed in 1970 in the U.K. While initially considered a progressive rock outfit, the incredible songwriting of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies, coupled with Hodgson’s unmistakable voice, moved the group into the pop and rock stratosphere by the 1980's. They amazingly straddled the line between expansive prog and commercial radio with unforgettable melodies, sing-along lyrics, a wizard-like Wurlizer, and the accent of the saxophone. They sold more than 60 million records, and hit singles from 'Crime of the Century,' 'Even In the Quietest Moments,' and 'Breakfast In America' are still played on radio stations, used in advertising, and etched in minds.

The recognizable and beloved Supertramp hit songs are reenvisioned on 'Songs Of The Century,' including 'The Logical Song,' 'Take The Long Way Home,' and 'Goodbye Stranger,' plus takes on gems like 'Rudy' and 'It’s Raining Again.' Producer Billy Sherwood enthuses, “There are some cool, unique moments like Annie Haslam singing “Dreamer” and one of the other highlights for me is Rick Wakeman’s piano playing on “Crime of the Century.” And Joe Lynn Turner singing “Bloody Well Right” is just killer.”” Richard Page offers a delightful version of “Give A Little Bit” that exudes all the sweet charm of the original. The bonus track is a new piece from Chris Squire and Tony Kaye of Yes.

The studio guest list also included John Wetton, Tony Levin, Robby Krieger, Colin Moulding, Steve Morse, Steve Porcaro, Roye Albrighton, Peter Banks, David Sancious, Gary Green, John Wesley, Geoff Downes, Jordan Rudess, Rod Argent, Mickey Thomas and more.

Explains Brian Perera, President of Cleopatra Records, “Supertramp is pretty inactive, and there’s a fan base out there that is just hungry for more Supertramp, and nobody can give it to them.”

Sherwood (the producer of the groundbreaking Pink Floyd tribute albums 'Back Against The Wall' and 'Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon,' as well as supergroup The Prog Collective) was very pleased to be asked to oversee the task of celebrating Supertramp. He says, “Supertramp is a great band. They’ve written so many hits that you can’t even count them all. “

Track List:
1. Breakfast In America - John Wetton (Asia) & Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel)
2. Take The Long Way Home - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree)
3. The Logical Song - Mickey Thomas (Starship), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) & Tony Kaye (Yes)
4. Give A Little Bit - Richard Page (Mr. Mister) & Peter Banks (Yes)
5. It's Raining Again - Colin Moulding (XTC) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia)
6. Crime Of The Century - Billy Sherwood (Yes), Rick Wakeman (Yes) & Tony Levin (King Crimson)
7. Dreamer - Annie Haslam (Renaissance) & David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band)
8. Goodbye Stranger - Billy Sherwood (Yes), Gary Green (Gentle Giant) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
9. Rudy - Roye Albrighton (Nektar) & Steve Porcaro (Toto)
10. Bloody Well Right - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) & Dave Kerzner
11. School - Rod Argent (The Zombies) & Robby Krieger (The Doors)

BONUS ORIGINAL TRACK
12. Let The World Revolve - Chris Squire (Yes) & Tony Kaye (Yes)

Check out the MP3 stream of 'Give a Little Bit' here: www.soundcloud.com

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