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Metallica to release 1982 demo on cassette for Record Store Day next month

by on Mar.03, 2015, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Metallica to release 1982 demo on cassette for Record Store Day next month

Metallica are celebrating Record Store Day by taking a huge leap back in time to their humble beginnings. The band's 1982 demo "No Life 'til Leather" will be released on April 18 as a limited edition cassette at your favorite independent record store and Metallica.com!

It will be an an exact duplication of the original. "Twelve people will be able to play it, but everybody else will be able to hold it in their hands and, uh, have a great time with it," drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone with a laugh. The band will release the cassette on Record Store Day before expanded CD and vinyl editions arrive this summer. This is the first time any of their demos will have been officially released.

During this period, the band included vocalist-guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), bassist Ron McGovney and an 18 year old Ulrich on drums. The band has remastered the original tapes for the reissue, keeping the mix intact. The artwork has been made from Ulrich's own copy and will feature the Danish drummer's handwriting.

The release is part of a new series of upcoming reissues on Metallica's own label (Blackened Recordings). The band own the master recordings to their catalog, and are planning further releases of unreleased material in the future.

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Softcover edition of ‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ book to be available November 11

by on Oct.21, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK BOOKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Softcover edition of ‘108 Rock Star Guitars’ book to be available November 11

Hal Leonard Books will release a softcover edition of '108 Rock Star Guitars' by photographer/author Lisa S. Johnson on November 11. This exquisite book, originally issued as an embossed, red leatherette-bound hardcover in limited quantity that USA Today called, “…a monster of a coffee table book…” will now be available to a much wider audience at a more affordable retail price of $54.

Hailed as “impressive,” “jaw-dropping,” “masterpiece” and “elegant” by media and artists alike when it was released in October 2013, 108 Rock Star Guitars received widespread accolades for its overall design and the artistry of the images—up-close portraits of the cherished guitars belonging to some of the world’s most iconic players. American Photo magazine named it one of the “Best Photo Books of the Year” for 2013, while Brian Setzer called it, “The classiest guitar book I have ever seen.”

Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Dave Mustaine, Phil Collen, Carlos Santana, Jack White, Ronnie Wood, Lou Reed, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Robby Krieger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Winter, and Les Paul, who also wrote the foreword, are among the rock stars whose instruments are featured.

The softcover, with French flaps, includes many of the same features of the original book in a slightly smaller size (9×10.5”): 396 pages, 486 gorgeous color images, reproduced using a six-color printing process, on high quality paper, and cover art that replicates the hardcover’s award-winning design.

“I am thrilled that Hal Leonard, with its global distribution channels, will publish the softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars,” Johnson commented. “Even at a lower price, it was essential that this version maintained the style and beautiful quality of the hardcover edition, and I think anyone who sees this book will appreciate the care and detail that went into the new presentation.”

In 108 Rock Star Guitars, Johnson’s extreme close-up images capture the intimate details of her six-string subjects in a fresh and distinctive way revealing the beauty and art in these magnificent instruments, and giving insight into the personality of the musicians who play them. Additionally, she provides personal anecdotes describing her 17-year quest to photograph these guitars and documents her travels from the backstage hallways of some of the world’s most famous venues to the artists’ private homes.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the softcover edition will benefit the Les Paul Foundation, which supports music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. Pre-order now at www.amazon.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa S. Johnson grew up in an artistic family, where she fell in love with melody and imagery and pursued a career in photography. After a successful 10-year stint working at Eastman Kodak, she met the owner of a vintage guitar shop in Memphis, Tenn., and began exclusively photographing guitars. She lives in Las Vegas.

ABOUT LES PAUL (FOREWORD)

Les Paul was a guitar player, inventor, and recording artist, and an innovator throughout his career. In 1941, he built his first solid-body electric, helping shepherd into existence rock music as we know it. A pioneer whose name graces some of the most beloved six-strings ever manufactured, Paul died in Mahwah, N.J., where he had spent much of his life, in 2009 at the age of 94.

ABOUT THE LES PAUL FOUNDATION:

The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit, and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation awards grants to music, music engineering and sound programs that serve youth, establishes music-related scholarships at schools and programs for students, provides grants for medical research and programs related to hearing impairment, and supports public exhibits displaying Les Paul’s life achievements. www.lespaulfoundation.org

Check out a few video clips with Lisa sharing her interactions with some of the guitars featured in this fabulous book!



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Mustaine Vineyards debuting new Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Symphony Interrupted

by on Mar.30, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Mustaine Vineyards debuting new Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Symphony Interrupted

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is expanding his brand and our palate as his Mustaine Vineyards is now offering their debut Cabernet Sauvignon. Dubbed ‘Symphony Interrupted,’ the wine was made to commemorate Mustaine’s upcoming performance with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12.

A statement on the Mustaine Vineyards website states, “Tonight, the air is electric; tonight, the sounds are amazing; tonight, we revel in music, in art, in excellence; tonight a guitar legend marries heavy metal and classical music together in a performance only the select few will witness. Dave Mustaine often says classical IS metal, and now it is time to partake of the highlights and distinctive notes of life’s finer things. Raise a glass of our very first bottling of Mustaine Vineyards wine from the sunny hills of Fallbrook, California and lest we forget, tonight is ours forever.”

Orders for Dave Mustaine’s 2012 ‘Symphony Interrupted’ Cabernet Sauvignon are currently being taken at www.shop.fallbrookwinery.com

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The Loudest Boat In The World – Motorhead’s Motorboat to set sail this September

by on Mar.13, 2014, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

The Loudest Boat In The World – Motorhead’s Motorboat to set sail this September

Motörhead's MotörBoat - The Loudest Boat In The Wörld - featuring Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and more will be setting sail with pirate Lemmy at the controls. Don't know if you'll be able to buy Lemmy too many jack and cokes, but it is sure to be a great time regardless.

Sailing September 22-26, 2014, on the spectacular Carnival Cruise Lines Ecstasy from Miami to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, there will be dozens of amazing concerts, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, wet and wild parties, crazy theme nights and a ship-ton of other fun stuff!

Lemmy Kilmister proclaims, “This will be everything you’ve come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you’ve got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!”

Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine says, “There never has and never will be another cruise like Motörboat cruise. Come on a thrashing voyage with Motörhead, Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde and all Lemmy’s friends. This is the coolest way to ever see a metal concert.”

Scott Ian of Anthrax adds, “Anthrax, Motörhead and Megadeth at sea??? To quote Chief Brody [Jaws], ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat.’”

The full website with complete cruise details and cabin pricing will go live later this week at www.motorheadcruise.com, and cabins will go on-sale Tuesday, March 18th at 12:00pm-ET.

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Dave Mustaine to bring San Diego their own ‘Symphony of Destruction’

by on Mar.03, 2014, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Dave Mustaine to bring San Diego their own ‘Symphony of Destruction’

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine will be bringing his own 'Symphony Of Destruction' to San Diego, California this April. Mustaine will perform with the San Diego Symphony for 'Symphony Interrupted: A Classical Special Concert' on Saturday, April 12 at 8pm.

In this truly unique concert event, master guitarist Dave Mustaine of the thrash-metal pioneers Megadeth brings his crunchy and energetic sensibility to the great works of classical music which have inspired him over the course of his Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling career. When Dave Mustaine performs the virtuosic “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and J.S. Bach’s classic “Air” on the G string, you will see a truly different side of “metal.” The San Diego Symphony will then wow you in the second half of the program with Antonín Dvořák's famous New World Symphony. Following the Dvořák will be Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," and who knows… someone might just feel inclined to walk back on stage to rejoin the members of the San Diego Symphony in an encore performance where heavy-metallic sparks are sure to fly!

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Dave Mustaine, guitar

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture
VIVALDI: "Summer" and “Winter” from The Four Seasons
BACH: "Air" (on the G string) from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
- Dave Mustaine, guitar

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9: From the New World

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