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Rock Picks of the Week: KXM, Black Stone Cherry, Vandenberg’s MoonKings, Winger, Fuel, Kill Devil Hill

by on Apr.21, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, VIDEO

Power Trio Supergroup KXM kicks off Rock Picks this week with their track 'Rescue Me' from their self-titled debut album on Rat Pak Records. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick (King’s X) on vocals/bass, George Lynch of (Dokken, Lynch Mob) on guitars and drummer Ray Luzier (Korn). The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob.

KXM formed in early 2013 when dUg, George and Ray spoke about trying to get together to jam. The guys came together and the self-titled debut, KXM, was born.

The album is one of the best rock releases of the years thus far, full of powerful tracks from the opening cut 'Stars,' to the lead single, 'Rescue Me.' Every song on the record (which was recorded in a mere 8 days) is quality, showcases each members playing and displaying hard rock, funk, and blues influences. The next single will be 'Gun Fight,' which the band have already filmed a video for. The band have yet to schedule any concerts to play this material live, but they are bound to do so and I for one will have to be there to witness it. Let's hope this is more than a one-off project and these guys continue to make music together. I am interested to see how the band progresses and where they take us musically in the future.

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Black Stone Cherry 'Me And Mary Jane'

Black Stone Cherry are back with their crunchy new track 'Me and Mary Jane,' which is the first single from their upcoming new album, 'Magic Mountain.' The Kentucky rockers fourth studio release is due on May 6th, with pre-orders now available. “Me and Mary Jane” is also available for purchase on iTunes.

Bassist Jon Lawhon says of the new album, "A lot of rock music today doesn’t have any soul. It’s all really bland. There’s no attitude. There’s no heart. We all grew up on ‘70s rock, Southern rock, country music and bluesmen like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. On this album, more so than ever, those elements are all in the forefront."

The band recorded with Producer Joe Barresi who's worked with Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Tool, among others on the album.

Black Stone Cherry will hit the road in the U.S. supporting Seether for a tour kicking off April 22nd at The Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA. The band will also play numerous festivals during the months of April and May. Check out the itenary below:

Black Stone Cherry Tour Dates - *with Seether
Apr. 22 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Varsity Theatre*
Apr. 23 - Houston, TX Scout Bar*
Apr. 25 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum WXTB Presents
Apr. 26 - Ft. Meyers, FL - Fort Rock – Jet Blue Park
Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Welcome to Rockville - Metropolitan Park
Apr. 29 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade*
Apr. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City*
May 2 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29*
May 3 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion - Charlotte Motor Speedway
May 4 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival - Tom Lee Park
May 6 - Baltimore, MD- Ram's Head Live*
May 7 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater*
May 8 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall*
May 10 - Bangor, ME - Rise Above Festival – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
May 11 - Hartford, CT - The Webster*
May 13 - Lancaster, PA - Freedom Hall*
May 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom*
May 16 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range – Crew Stadium
May 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room*
May 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues*
May 20 - St. Paul, MN - Myth - KXXR Radio Show
May 21 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District*
May 24 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest - AT&T Center

'Magic Mountain' track listing
1. Holding On...To Letting Go
2. Peace Pipe
3. Bad Luck & Hard Love
4. Me and Mary Jane
5. Runaway
6. Magic Mountain
7. Never Surrender
8. Blow My Mind
9. Sometimes
10. Fiesta Del Fuego
11. Dance Girl
12. Hollywood in Kentucky
13. Remember Me

For additional news and information, please visit www.blackstonecherry.com, www.facebook.com/officialblackstonecherry, www.youtube.com/blackstonecherry, twitter.com/BlkStoneCherry (@BlkStoneCherry), and www.roadrunnerrecords.com.

Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain

It is great to have former Vandenberg and Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg back with his new band, Vandenberg’s MoonKings. The band's debut effort is out now through Mascot Records and is full of quality tracks that hold up against Adrian's best work from the past.

"The last record I made was with Whitesnake in 1998. Now that I've announced my return, I am really overwhelmed by the thousands of enthusiastic reactions that I've gotten from all over the world. It amazes me how faithful the fans have remained. It's just bizarre," Vandenberg says. And with a smile he adds: "And it just so happens that the MoonKings album is the best record I've ever made. Well, in my modest opinion, anyway. People probably expected the obvious classic rock, but I didn't want to go that route semi-automatically. I wanted to build a bridge between the greatest rock of the seventies and that of today, and I have the feeling that worked out very well."

Why was he away so long you ask? After 13 years in Whitesnake, Adrian needed a break. He was completely idle during his time away from music. He focused on his other passion: Art. There was so much interest in his paintings, that several leading European galleries planned exhibitions of his work. He also was busy as a Dad to his daughter.

The band came together beginning back in 2011, when Adrian was asked to write a song for FC Twente, the football club from his hometown of Enschede that had become the champions of the Dutch premier league the year before. He recruited Jan Hoving, who had previously opened for Whitesnake in Holland several years later, to sing the track, then because the song was going to be performed at FC Twente's victory celebrations for a crowd of 60,000, Adrian needed a rhythm section. He found drummer Mart 'Martman' Nijen-Es through a friend, but he had ironically met Mart about 10 years prior when Adrian was judging a talent contest and came across the then 13 year old drummer. Adrian met his future bass player the same way: "Mart had a buddy he'd been playing with for many years, bass player Sem 'the Sham' Christoffel. Believe it or not, I judged Sem in a different talent contest around the same time I first saw Mart, and he impressed me enormously by casually playing a Jaco Pastorius-like piece. And I let him win as well!"

The band was meant to be, and after that intial performance, Adrian decided these were the guys to surround himself with for a new project. They recorded the MoonKings album with vintage equipment at the famous Wisseloord Studios near Amsterdam, working with tubes compressors, a Neumann microphone from the 1960's, and recording everything with a Neve desk from the 1970's.

Former Whitesnake bandmate David Coverdale makes a guest appearance on the closing ballad 'Sailing Ships,' but first check out the single and lead track on the record 'Lust And Lies,' followed by another video for the mid-tempo track 'Breathing.' The band have been on tour in Europe of late, with no U.S. books as of yet, so here is another band on Rock Picks this week that will be a must see. Maybe KXM and Vandenberg's Moonkings can tour the U.S. together. How fantastic would that be?

MoonKings track listing:
1. Lust And Lies
2. Close To You
3. Good Thing
4. Breathing
5. Steal Away
6. Line Of Fire
7. Out Of Reach
8. Feel It
9. Leave This Town
10. One Step Behind
11. Leeches
12. Nothing Touches
13. Sailing Ships

Vandenberg's MoonKings 'Breathing'

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Winger 'Rat Race' & 'Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine' and 'Tin Soldier'

It's the 25th Anniversary of Winger and they are back with their first new album in five years, ‘Better Days Comin’,’ which is out April 22 on Frontiers Records. The band have already released three videos for the tracks 'Rat Race' & 'Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine' and 'Tin Soldier,' all solid rock cuts. 'Better Days Comin' is an amazing new record giving members Kip Winger (ex-Alice Cooper), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse) and John Roth (Starship, Giant) a showcase for their immense talents. The entire album kicks ass and already looks to be destined as one of my Top 10 albums of the year.

Check out the triple shot of the band below and make sure you get your copy of 'Better Days Comin.' A deluxe edition of the new album includes one audio bonus track and a DVD including a documentary "Making of the album" and two videoclips.

Kip Winger explains, "We drew from our past to elaborate on our future. The band is stronger than ever, and very excited about the music on this record. We feel it exemplifies our true sound in every way.”

As the fast-paced video’s time-lapse images of a big-city workday illustrate very effectively, ‘Rat Race’ takes a hard look at the pace we’ve set for ourselves in the modern world. “With ‘Rat Race’ we took the term ‘the human race’ literally,” Winger explains. “Everyday on this planet is a fight to the death. No matter how fast you run, someone is always gaining on you.”

You can pre-order the deluxe edition of ‘Better Days Comin” and receive a download of ‘Rat Race’ right now at itunes.apple.com.

Track Listing:
Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine
Queen Babylon
Rat Race
Better Days Comin’
Tin Soldier
Ever Wonder
So Long China
Storm In Me
Be Who You Are, Now
Another Beautiful Day (*)
Out Of This World (*)
*- Bonus Track

Winger and Kip Winger Tour Dates:
Apr. 25 - Columbia, MD - M3 Festival - Merriweather Post Pavillion
Apr. 26 - Stage 48 - New York, NY - Winger Listening Party
May 31 - Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge (Kip Winger acoustic)
Jul. 11 - Versailles, OH - BMI Indooor
Jul. 17 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Valley Rock Fest - (w/Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar, Steel Panther + more)
Aug. 8 - Cardwell, MT - Rockin' The Rivers
Aug. 15 - Berrien Springs, MI - Berrien County Youth Fair (w/Firehouse)
Aug. 22 - Macomb, MI - Freedom Hill Ampitheatre (w/Tesla, Firehouse, Warrant & Skid Row)
Aug. 23 - Versailles, OH - BMI Indoor Speedway
Aug. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Sep. 5 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak

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Fuel ' Soul To Preach To'

Fuel have been around since 1993, but with vocalist Bret Scallions back in the fold for a new album for the first time in 10 years, the true "sound" of Fuel is back on with new music. The band's latest album (released March 4), 'Puppet String' on MegaForce Records is bringing it back to the band's heydey.

“Rock and roll is very much alive and well on this album,” says Scallions. “We were simply trying to write the best songs we possibly could." Brett wrote the album with guitarist Andy Andersson and bassist Brad Stewart, formerly of Shinedown. “With Andy and Brad, I found the unity I’d always craved.”

Fuel will kick off the next leg of their touring cycle on April 25. Check out all the dates and support Fuel by going to see them live and picking up their newest album. fuelrocks.com

Apr. 25 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
Apr. 26 - Chippewa Falls, WI - Every Buddys Bar
Apr. 27 - Waterloo, IA - Spicolis Grill
Apr. 30 - Mishawaka, IN - Smiths Downtown
May 2 - Neptune, NJ - Headliner
May 3 - Hagerstown, MD - Hard Times Café
May 4 - Concord, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 8 - South Burlington, VT - The Venue Night Club
May 9 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 10 - Camden, NJ - MMR B Q
May 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Alter Bar
May 17 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
May 25 - Loves Park, IL - Wing Ding
Jun. 14 - Mount Pocono, PA - Mt. Airy Casino Resort
Jun. 22 - Myrtle Beach, SC - The Boathouse
Jul. 12 - Lake in the Hills, IL - Rockin Ribfest
Sep. 29-Oct. 3 - Miami, FL - Rockaholica Cruise

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Kill Devil Hill wrap up this week with a track that should have been the one to break this band at active rock radio. Why a band like Kill Devil Hill doesn't get significant airplay on today's rock stations is beyond me. The band, featuring Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) on bass, Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P., 40 Cycle Hum) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors) will continue after the departure of legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell). He has been replaced by Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig, Black Label Society), with the band having just wrapped up a tour with Killswitch Engage in Australia. The band has two U.S. dates scheduled, at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio on May 16 and Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 24. Glad to hear that this impressive band will continue to hopefully break out on a wider level like they should.

The video for the track "Leave It All Behind," is from from the band's sophomore album, "Revolution Rise."
Comments Brown: "'Leave It All Behind' was shot with a very different approach for us. It's a story board video that intertwines the band with a guy that has faced some apocalyptic demons in his own mind. We shot the video at an old missile site in Southern California that had been burned out by fires years ago."

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Power trio KXM (George Lynch, Dug Pinnick and Ray Lazier) new audio samples available

by on Feb.17, 2014, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Power trio KXM (George Lynch, Dug Pinnick and Ray Lazier) new audio samples available

A new musical force to be reckoned with is about to turn the rock world upside down with the release of their self-titled debut, KXM. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Korn’s drum maestro, Ray Luzier, rounds out the powerhouse trio. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob.

The self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination. In today’s overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but KXM’s unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space. From the opening drum riff of “Stars” to the final chord on “Human Friction,” KXM is an album that is sure to resonate with fans from the band’s original projects, while garnering new ones as well. Songs like “Gun Fight,” “Faith Is A Room” and the first single “Rescue Me” are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The band shows their softer side on the ballad “Never Stop” along with their dark side on the tale of domestic violence, “Sleep.”

KXM formed in early 2013 when dUg, George and Ray spoke about trying to jam together. At the time it wasn’t clear what would come from those jams. The only thing that was clear was that these 3 musicians, at the top of their game, wanted to play together. The self-titled debut, KXM, was born from those jam sessions and is now an important piece in each band member’s musical legacy. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players! The self-titled debut album will be released on March 11 via Rat Pak Records. The CD was produced by KXM and Chris Collier, who has worked with Lynch Mob, Lita Ford and Tommy Bolin among others.

A pre-order for the KXM album has been launched on the Rat Pak web site www.ratpakrecords.com. It will be available in various bundles that included signed CDs, CDs and t-shirts, and even a phone call from a bandmember. A 14-minute clip containing audio samples of all the songs that are set to appear on "KXM" can be found below.

George Lynch said about the trio: "I wanted to always do this -- play with guys that have compelling ideas. Its better when we all contribute and then we have this interesting chemistry which is different than what I normally do. That's why this record, when I listen to it, is so special to me."

KXM track listing:
1. Stars
2. Rescue Me
3. Gun Fight
4. Never Stop
5. Faith Is A Room
6. I'll Be OK
7. Sleep
8. Love
9. Burn
10. Do It Now
11. Human Friction
12. Tranquilize (bonus track)
13. Rescue Me (radio edit) (bonus track)

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Rock Picks of the Week: Taylor/Grohl/Nielsen/Reeder, Tremonti, Krokus, Black Veil Brides, Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen, Art Of Dying, Otherwise

by on Jan.25, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, VIDEO

Rock Picks of the Week: Taylor/Grohl/Nielsen/Reeder, Tremonti, Krokus, Black Veil Brides, Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen, Art Of Dying, Otherwise

First up this week in Rock picks is the next release from Dave Grohl's upcoming 'Sound City: Real To Reel' soundtrack. Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Scott Reeder (Kyuss) collaborate on 'From Can To Can't.' Heavy, yet radio friendly, the track is sure to help the reach of the 'Sound City' movie and soundtrack.

Taylor, Nielsen and Reeder performed the track with Grohl as part the Sound City Players on January 18th in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. Others who were a part of the concert surrounding the movie premiere event included Alain Johannes of Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffe, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Chris Goss of Masters Of Reality, drummer Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Lee Ving of Fear and violinist Jessy Greene. Another sold-out performance by the Sound City Players will happen Jan. 31st at the Hollywood Palladium, with Rick Nielsen a part of it, but Taylor won't be able to make that show. Screenings across the country of the movie will also happen on Jan. 31st.

Grohl was inspired to make the documentary last year after buying Sound City's custom-built Neve 8028 recording console, considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment.

The movie will be available for download purchase on Feb. 1st.

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The new Tremonti track 'Wish You Well' from one of the best metal albums released in 2012 ('All I Was') is up next and the video is some visual art in itself. It includes a guitar playing young boy on a rooftop, having been led there by a mystery man. The man travels from house to house trying to find the young boy later in the clip and at the end of the video he arrives at the boy's door knocking, at an apartment number 12. Let's hope we see another video clip and single from the album so we can find out what's in apartment 12.

Tremonti will be touring Denmark, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the U.K., before starting a U.S. tour on Feb. 21 in Potiac, Michigan.

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Krokus is back with a new album 'Dirty Dynamite,' slated for release on February 22nd, and the title track is in this week's Rock Picks.

For almost 40 years now Krokus has stood for high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock. No other Swiss rock band sells albums and its back catalogue worldwide like Krokus. The band has already sold over 14 million records, toured the world and received gold and platinum record awards. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world: from Australia and the USA to Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan and China.

But it hasn't all been one long "high": death, sickness and internal strife have pushed the band to the brink of collapse. The story of Krokus is like no other. Dotted with highs and lows, sell-out stadium concerts and sweaty club gigs, these five musketeers of rock have outlasted trends and survived treacherous US managers, tough splits, bad deals, shady lawyers, drugs, awful fast food, endless bus trips, disco, grunge, grotesque record companies and double-dealing advisors.

Today they are back in their classic line-up -- Marc Storace, Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Mark Kohler, and Mandy Meyer -- and are stronger than ever on their new album 'Dirty Dynamite'. Guest musician Kosta Zafiriou plays drums on the entire album. The band spent a whole two years working on the new album under the watchful eye of bassist and original founder Chris Von Rohr. "We didn't spend all that time on golf courses or tennis courts. No, we just wanted to make the best album yet, the magnum opus of the new Krokus era" says the hit producer. Guitarist Mark Kohler has this to add, "This is not just another Krokus album. I think we have definitely passed another rock milestone with this record."

To reach this goal, no expense was spared. The band booked into the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Krokus went back to their roots, back to where it all began with the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Free, the Who and the Bluesbreakers. Back to where the band headlined concerts in the Hammersmith Odeon, celebrating their first international success. "The atmosphere there is very special and we wanted to make the most of that," says vocalist Marc Storace. Guitarist Fernando Von Arb is quick to add, "With Dirty Dynamite we have recorded the urgently needed dirty kind of rock that no one plays in this country."

'Dirty Dynamite' track listing:
1. Hallelujah Rock'n'Roll
2. Go Baby Go
3. Rattlesnake Rumble
4. Dirty Dynamite
5. Let The Good Times Roll
6. Help
7. Better Than Sex
8. Dog Song
9. Yellow Mary
10. Bailout Blues
11. Live Ma Life
12. Hardrocking Man

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Black Veil Brides are back with their new album, 'Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones,' which recently debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 charts. The band continues to have one of the most dedicated fan bases in rock and they are delivering to that base once again. 'In The End' is the first track and video from the album, which was produced by John Feldmann (Papa Roach, The Used, Atreyu).

Black Veil Brides are now headliners all over the world, with band currently on the first leg of 'The Church Of The Wild Ones' world tour. The U.S. dates wrap up in San Francisco on March 8th.

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The new power trio Pinnick Gales Pridgen is up next with their new track 'Hang On, Big Brother. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 12th.

It's often been said that three-piece bands are the most expressive and most balanced musical units known to the rock world. CREAM, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, RUSH, THE POLICE, PRIMUS... These legendary acts struck upon the correct ratio of musicianship and progressive songwriting by exploring uncharted musical territories while highlighting the individual talents within their collective ranks.

Now Magna Carta Records unveils PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN, a visionary power trio (emphasis on power) and a supergroup to boot, which is sure to take its rightful place in rock's hallowed halls.

Composed of bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick of the progressive metal band KING'S X, southpaw blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales (LAURYN HILL) and ambitious ambidextrous drummer and former THE MARS VOLTA member Thomas Pridgen, PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN unites three versatile artists, who demand, as much as share, the musical spotlight.

On the band's debut, each member of PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN infuses the material with his own set of musical influences, transforming his individual instrument into a lead instrument. The absolutely slamming musicianship frames the recognizable melodies of these songs and catapults the music into the realms of psychedelic blues, hard rock, and progressive soul/R&B.

"This record is three guys, with music in us, who said, 'Let's go for it,'" says Pinnick. "It was built upon raw energy."

Produced by Mike Varney, PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN's debut contains all the stinging bite and all-out sonic boom of KING'S X, THE MARS VOLTA and the ERIC GALES BAND. In addition, fans of artists as far ranging as Jimi Hendrix, CREAM, LIVING COLOUR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, TOOL, THE WHO, Stevie Wonder and LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT might find something meaningful in these meaty, extended tracks.

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN show some of their influences with their brilliant version of seminal power trio CREAM's "Sunshine Of Your Love". Pinnick says, "Our version has a different vibe: it's tuned down, real low."

"I think the record has a combination of all of the good things about our playing," says Pridgen.

"This is just colossal," Gales concludes. "This is just some slammin' [stuff]. When you put a project out like this, man, people will want to hear that [material] live. I know I would."

"Pinnick Gales Pridgen" track listing:

1. Collateral Damage
2. Angels And Aliens
3. For Jasmine
4. Hang On, Big Brother
5. Wishing Well
6. Hate Crime
7. Lascivious
8. Black Jeans
9. Sunshine Of Your Love
10. Been So High (The Only Place To Go Is Down)
11. Me And You
12. The Greatest Love
13. Frightening

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN is:
- Doug "dUg" Pinnick (KING'S X) - Bass and Vocals
- Eric Gales (ERIC GALES BAND, LAURYN HILL) - Guitar and Vocals
- Thomas Pridgen (THE MARS VOLTA) – Drums

For track samples and more info on the band  go to: http://www.magnacarta.net/home5.html

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Art of Dying have released another track from their successful 'Vices and Virtues' album. 'Raining' follows 'Die Trying,' 'Get Thru This' and 'Sorry' from the band. 'Raining' features former Three Days Grace vocalist Adam Gontier, and the band has dedicated the release to Gontier and his former group.

Art of Dying recently released discussed the reasons behind the dedication to Gontier and all of Three Days Grace:

"In light of Adam’s departure from the band last week, we are dedicating this lyric video to Adam, Brad, Neil, Barry and all of the Three Days Grace fans around the world. They have moved us with their music and we wish all of them the best on their new musical path’s and life journeys.

The story behind the recording: As many of you know Cale and Adam are cousins, and grew up together in Ontario. Adam was kind enough to sing the second verse and do some harmonies with us in the studio. It’s been such an honour having Adam on our record and learning from his unique style and benevolent nature.

In a solo posting at the band’s Facebook page, Art of Dying frontman Jonny Hetherington added, “You created powerful music that inspired us in so many ways. Wishing you the best on all of your musical paths and life’s journeys.”

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After the success of the track 'Soldiers,' Las Vegas rockers Otherwise, featuring singer Adrian and his brother guitarist Ryan Patrick, along with guitarist Vassilios Metropoulous, bassist Flavio Ivan and drummer Corky Gainsford have another solid track getting airplay from their latest album 'True Love Never Dies.' 'I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)' continues it's accent up the charts, and looks to surpass the chart position of 'Soldiers.' A new video for 'I Don’t Apologize (1000 Pictures)' has been released and it initially features a man in the desert near a lone leafless tree. He starts thumbing through photos of he and his ex, looking back on the good times he had. He then attaches the pictures to the tree with a clothespin on the branches. Those good times don't last, his girl was cheating and the video and track show him moving on from his past.

Otherwise toured through much of 2012, and continue on the road in 2013, as they are the opening act for Stone Sour and Papa Roach on their current North American tour.

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Pinnick Gales Pridgen – new power trio featuring members of King’s X and Mars Volta to release album next month

by on Jan.03, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Pinnick Gales Pridgen – new power trio featuring members of King’s X and Mars Volta to release album next month

The self-titled debut album from PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN is due for release on Magna Carta Records February 12th. It's often been said that three-piece bands are the most expressive and most balanced musical units known to the rock world. CREAM, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE, RUSH, THE POLICE, PRIMUS… These legendary acts struck upon the correct ratio of musicianship and progressive songwriting by exploring uncharted musical territories while highlighting the individual talents within their collective ranks.

Now Magna Carta Records unveils PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN, a visionary power trio (emphasis on power) and a supergroup to boot, which is sure to take its rightful place in rock's hallowed halls.

Composed of bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick of the progressive metal band KING'S X, southpaw blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales (LAURYN HILL) and ambitious ambidextrous drummer and former THE MARS VOLTA member Thomas Pridgen, PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN unites three versatile artists, who demand, as much as share, the musical spotlight.

On the band's debut, each member of PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN infuses the material with his own set of musical influences, transforming his individual instrument into a lead instrument. The absolutely slamming musicianship frames the recognizable melodies of these songs and catapults the music into the realms of psychedelic blues, hard rock, and progressive soul/R&B.

"This record is three guys, with music in us, who said, 'Let's go for it,'" says Pinnick. "It was built upon raw energy."

Produced by Mike Varney, PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN's debut contains all the stinging bite and all-out sonic boom of KING'S X, THE MARS VOLTA and the ERIC GALES BAND. In addition, fans of artists as far ranging as Jimi Hendrix, CREAM, LIVING COLOUR, Stevie Ray Vaughan, TOOL, THE WHO, Stevie Wonder and LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT might find something meaningful in these meaty, extended tracks.

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN show some of their influences with their brilliant version of seminal power trio CREAM's "Sunshine Of Your Love". Pinnick says, "Our version has a different vibe: it's tuned down, real low."

"I think the record has a combination of all of the good things about our playing," says Pridgen.

"This is just colossal," Gales concludes. "This is just some slammin' [stuff]. When you put a project out like this, man, people will want to hear that [material] live. I know I would." Check out the rock Pinnick Gales Pridgen are bringing at http://magnacarta.net/pinnickgalespridgen/index.html

PINNICK GALES PRIDGEN is:

* Doug "dUg" Pinnick (KING'S X) - Bass and Vocals
* Eric Gales (ERIC GALES BAND, LAURYN HILL) - Guitar and Vocals
* Thomas Pridgen (THE MARS VOLTA) – Drums

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T&N with George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown release promo video, appear on latest episode of ‘That Metal Show’

by on Apr.16, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, FUNNIES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

T&N with George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown release promo video, appear on latest episode of ‘That Metal Show’

The new band featuring former and current Dokken members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown will have released a new promo video previwing the new 'T & N' new album. The new album came together from original collaborations between Pilson and Lynch for a Lynch Mob record, but morphed into this new project.

Drummer Brian Tichy (who is also part of the project) suggested they take the original stuff and put it together with re-recordings of Dokken classics with guest vocalist. T&N will feature Sebastian Bach, Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples) Dug Pinnick (King's X), Sass Jordan (S.U.N.) and more.

The first T & N record will be followed by a second album 'T&N II'. As previously reported Tooth and Nail were forced to change their name to T&N because of legal reasons.

The band stated, "We cannot keep [the name] as Tooth And Nail as there is a label that has it trademarked. [Fans] can still call us To$%h And Na$l...We can't." T&N's debut album is expected later in the year.
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All the members of T&N were on the latest episode of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.' Check out the entire episode with your hosts Eddie Truck, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine, and an appearance by Slash:

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