Tag: Night Ranger
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
- 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
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)
- .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
Night Ranger ’24 Strings And A Drummer’ unplugged live CD/DVD to be released Oct. 22nd, ‘Sister Christian’ singing competition on ‘Bachelor Pad’
Night Ranger are set to release a new unplugged CD/DVD of their 30th Anniversary celebratory performance in California. The release, titled '24 Strings & a Drummer: Live & Acoustic' will be available on Oct. 22, features performances from an intimate show the rockers played this past May at founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California.
'24 Strings & a Drummer' is a greatest-hits album of sorts, with the group running through new acoustic arrangements of many of their biggest hits, like "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" and "When You Close Your Eyes." Also featured is a version of Night Ranger's recent single "Growin' Up in California," from the band latest studio effort, 2011's 'Somewhere in California.'
The CD contains one extra track, a cover of the Don Henley classic "Boys of Summer." The DVD, meanwhile, offers such bonus material as a Somewhere in California making-of documentary and the official promo video for "Growin' Up in California."
Track listing for the '24 Strings & a Drummer' CD/DVD:
1. This Boy Needs to Rock
2. When You Close Your Eyes
3. Sing Me Away
4. Growin' Up in California
5. The Secret of My Success
6. Sentimental Street
7. Four in the Morning
8. Let Him Run/Goodbye
9. Forever All Over Again
10. Don't Tell Me You Love Me
11. Sister Christian
12. (You Can Still) Rock in America
13. Boys of Summer" (CD only)
Night Ranger’s ‘Sister Christian’ was spotlighted on ABC's reality show ‘Bachelor Pad’ this week, with the contestants joining in a singing competion of the song. ‘Bachelor Pad’ is a spin-off from ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Bachelorette’ that brings back eliminated challengers from those shows for a second chance at finding some bullshit "true love."
In this week’s challenge, the remaining ‘The Bachelor Pad’ cast members shared their renditions of the tune in front of none other than Night Ranger band members Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy and Brad Gillis. The guys put on their best game faces for the competion, but probably wished the check was bigger for their participation in this trainwreck.
If you want to see the other renditions, check out the full episode here: www.abc.go.com
Republican party to reportedly pay Journey $500K for concert at convention in Florida, other rockers converge on Tampa
Even though Dee Snider and Tom Morello won't be representing at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this week, there will still be some rockin' going on. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jack Blades of Night Ranger/Damn Yankees and 3 Doors Down are all part of the festivities but only one band will head to Florida to make some big, big bucks to take part in a private Mitt Romney fundraising event.
TMZ reports that the veteran rockers will receive an incredible $500K payout for appearing at the event this Thursday night (Aug. 30) in Tampa. The group will reportedly play a 90-minute set for those in attendance. The group don’t feel they are making a political statement either way by performing at the event, and plan on treating the show like it’s just another gig. Neal Schon‘s girlfriend, Michaele Salahi, who first came to fame for gatecrashing a White House shindig with her ex-husband, will also be in attendance.
Jack Blades, bassist, lead singer and front man of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is also participating in the 2012 Republican National Convention, performing “Back in the Game,” the lead track from his latest solo effort, Rock ‘n Roll Ride, and make appearances in support of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and other GOP candidates today (Aug. 28).
"This country was built on the hard work of individual Americans who took a chance and pursued a dream," says Blades, who has sold more than 25 million albums throughout his remarkable career and performed in front of millions of fans worldwide. "Too often today I see that sort of initiative being discouraged and punished. We can do better. That's why I'm honored to have been asked to be involved in the convention."
Lynyrd Skynyrd is made their third appearance at a Republican Convention in their career with a performance at a private fundraiser on Sunday, followed by playing Monday as Ann Romney was introduced to convention attendees. The band members have some opinions on the state of the country with Gary Rossington telling BW&BK's “Everybody’s got a right to their own opinion, you know? I think the country is kind of on a back road now. I would like to see some changes about certain things, but you know, I don’t know what we can do. We’re a rock ‘n’ roll band. We’re more music and rock ‘n’ roll than politics.” Rossington says he considers himself more conservative than left wing, but he feels out of place talking about politics.
Instrumentalist Rickey Medlocke added, “I agree that America, first of all, is very deeply divided. One thing I don’t like is how everybody is making a racial thing out of this whole political arena that we are in. I’m Native American, so the racial thing kind of hits home with me. To be honest with you, man, I’m sick of politics here. I’ve been browbeaten by it until I’m sick of it. I’ve been slammed in my face about it, and honestly, I don’t perceive anything getting any better. I don’t know. I hope it does.”
Medlocke goes on to add, “I find that America is moving toward a certain type of government that everybody else is moving away from, and I find that very upsetting to me … I gotta tell you, Rickey Medlocke lived in some of the most magical years in this world’s history. I lived in the ’60s. I lived in the ’70s, right into the ’80s, and man it was bad to the bone.”
Medlocke says that politics is similar to rock in that everything has already been written and there’s nothing original anymore. He adds, “Politics are the same old thing. We elect people, we put them in office and guess what they do? They sell us out. They sell us down the river and we pay for it. So we try to tread lightly on the politics, although we can be very outspoken about it.”
3 Doors Down are in Tampa performing tonight at the convention. Here's a picture of voaclist Brad Arnold from the floor earlier today.
M3 Rock Festival Recap: Full sets from Ratt, Queensryche, Kix, L.A. Guns, Quiet Riot, Skid Row and more (video)
The big M3 Rock Festival took place May 11th and 12th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The lineup this year was epic, with Enuff Z'Nuff, Night Ranger, and KIX on Friday night. It continued on Saturday with Great White, Stryper. L.A. Guns, Dokken, Warrant, Queensryche and Ratt (with the return of bassist Juan Crocier) on the main stage and XYZ, Bang Tango, Loudness, Lynch Mob, Quiet Riot and Skid Row on the Festival stage.
Check out full sets below from Kix for the annual KIX-off for the festival, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Queensryche and Ratt, along with clips from many of the other bands appearing. The festival aired live on HD Net.
A little over a month ago, bass player Robbie Crane announced that he was leaving Ratt and speculation immediately focused on the possibility of original bassist Juan Croucier rejoining the band. Now it looks like that may be happening.
Metalsludge.com has said that rumors indicate that Croucier could be joining his Ratt bandmates Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Bobby Blotzer for the M3 Festival coming up on May 11th & 12th at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Ratt are the headliner on May 12th, after Cinderella had to drop out due to medical issues with guitarist Jeff LaBar. This year's festival features Night Ranger, KIX, Enuff Z'Nuff, Queensryche, Skid Row, Warrant, Quiet Riot, Great White, L.A. Guns, Dokken, Stryper, Lynch Mob, Loudness, XYZ and more.