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Add Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to the rock fragrance list

by on Nov.04, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Add Phil Lewis of L.A. Guns to the rock fragrance list

Gypsy - the custom fragrance created exclusively by Philip Lewis, using the finest essential oils from around the world. Holy frankincense from the East, refreshing California citrus, and Egyptian patchouli from the mouth of the river Nile are combined to form a unique and distinctive scent for men or women with gypsy in their soul.

Phil describes the fragrance on his website: "This formula was created for my own personal use and perfected over many years to the version I wear today. For the first time, I've acquired a small set of limited edition bottles for Gypsy. A little goes a long way with these potent oils - just a small dab is enough for all day. Each 4ml (1/8 oz) black glass vial is adorned with a double-sided Gypsy by Phil Lewis guitar pick label on a silver plated chain, nestled in a black velvet gift pouch. The first 10 bottles will receive the special white fleur de lis cap.

Oils will be mixed and bottled after October 1st, and I look forward to sharing my creation with all the other gypsies around the world.

Cheers,
Philip"

To order check out laguns.net

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New all-star KISS tribute band ALIVE announces concert dates, backing upcoming KISS tribute charity album

by on Jul.20, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

New all-star KISS tribute band ALIVE announces concert dates, backing upcoming KISS tribute charity album

To mark the 40th Anniversary of KISS, some of the greatest rock musicians for a KISS tribute album. “A World With Heroes” features unique performances of incredible KISS songs. Rock journalist Mitch Lafon is behind the 'A World With Heroes' project, having set it up via a pledgemusic project campaign.  The campaign has gone on to be one of the most successful in the pledgemusic history. Lafon said: “It’s come about because my father-in-law passed away at the hospice in January. I wanted to raise awareness and give back – rock stars certainly help raise awareness.” Now, Guns n’Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy and ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown have formed Kiss tribute act ALIVE after they discovered their shared passion for the band from the upcoming charity record. The guys have also announced three upcoming shows, two in Southern California and one in Las Vegas.

Brown says: “We got asked to play on the album to benefit cancer research. It was a great cause and we wanted to be part of it – but I think it also came from a place of real passion too.

“I remember I was in seventh grade and this chick had a copy of Alive! I swiped it, and it changed the future of rock’n'roll as I know it. They are one of the reasons I jam to this day. It’s the attitude and the songs, not the schtick, that I go back to every time.

“After we’d heard what we’d recorded, we thought it would be a lot of fun to do it live. As it turned out, Mark and I had just finished recording the upcoming Kill Devil Hill album, and had a small window of time this summer before we head out on the road again. The timing perfectly coincided with breaks in Ron and Brian’s schedules as well, so we decided to put this thing together.”

Bumblefoot says: “Hearing the Kiss Alive! album at the age of five is what made me want to play guitar and join a band. I’m looking forward to playing the songs that launched my life.”

Tichy adds: “Kiss was the first band I got into. Peter Criss was my first drum idol. When the idea of going for this together was brought up we all reacted with unbridled excitement.” For more info, check out the guys facebook page

Upcoming ALIVE Concert dates:
Jul. 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go-Go
Jul. 25 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS,
Jul. 26 - Chino Hills, CA - Shamrocks

'A World With Heroes' tracklist:
Disc One
1. Psycho Circus – DDrive
2. Spit – Ken Dubman, Jimmy Callahan, Scott Metaxas, Mark Tornillo
3. Deuce – Bill Leverty, Kevin Valentine, John Regan, Russ Dwarf
4. Sure Know Something – Chris Buck, Anthony Cardenas Montana
5. Detroit Rock City – Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, Rex Brown, Brian Tichy
6. Eyes Of Love – Eric Carr, Benny Doro, John Humphrey
7. Shout Mercy – Jeff Paris, Troy Lucketta, Eric Brittingham, Jeff LaBar
8. Creatures Of The Night – Brighton Rock
9. Larger Than Life – Rex Brown, Brian Tichy, Mark Zavon
10. Cold Gin – Don Dokken, Tommy Denander
11. Love Gun – Tony Harnell, Mark Kendall, Scott Snyder, Sean Michael Clegg, Kevin Valentine, Tommy Denander
12. Little Caesar – Ron Young, John Regan, Tommy Denander
13. Hard Luck Woman – Chris vanDahl, Stacey Blades, Adam Hamilton
14. Outerspace – Shredmill
15. Goodbye – Impera, Bob Kulick, Lars Chriss
16. See You Tonight – Todd Farhood and Mystery
17. Beth – Michael Lardie
18. Tomorrow – Dressed To Chill
19. Anything For My Baby – Slaves On Dope
20. Unholy – Fred Duvall, Glenn Belcher, Mark Slaughter, Rob Zakojc, Russ Dwarf

Disc Two
1. Breakout – Tod Howarth, John Regan, Kevin Valentine
2. Rock’n'Roll Hell – Ron Keel, Troy Lucketta, Eric Brittingham, Jeff LaBar
3. Nowhere To Run – Druckfarben
4. The Oath – Rick Hughes, Chris Buck, Bob Richard
5. Master And Slave – Adam Hamilton, Scott Griffin, Stacey Blades, Phil Lewis
6. Calling Dr Love – Burning Rain
7. I Stole Your Love – SUN and Derek Sharp
8. Reason To Live – Johnnie Dee, Derry Grehan, Michael Foster, Bill Leverty
9. Hard Luck Woman – Fred Duvall, Glenn Belcher, Rob Zakojc, Russ Dwarf
10. Forever – Terry Ilous, Sean Kelly, Jeff Paris
11. Sword And Stone – Bonfire
12. God Of Thunder – American Dog
13. She – Razer
14. New York Groove – Kevin Jardine, Jason Rockman, Marty O’Brien, Elizabeth Lopez, Peter Tzaferis
15. Magic Touch – Jim Crean, Phil Naro, Vinny Appice, Steve Major, Stan Miczek
16. Tears Are Falling – Willie Base, Bruce Bouillet, Scott Warren, Mike Hansen
17. Rock’n'Roll All Nite – Harley Fine, John Regan, Atom Fellows
18. Shandi – Dani Luv, Scott Griffin, Matt Starr
19. Beth – Chris vanDahl, Scott Griffin
20. Beth – Phil Naro, William Hare, Ed Bernard

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KISS 40th Anniversary benefit album to feature lineup of all-star rockers

by on Feb.24, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

KISS 40th Anniversary benefit album to feature lineup of all-star rockers

Rock journalist Mitch Lafon is assembling an all-star lineup of great rock musicians for an 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute album, marking the 40th anniversary of KISS. Pledges can be made now through www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kiss40thtribute and will be used to make this amazing tribute come to life and to benefit The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Cancer Care hospice (Lafon's father-in-law passed away there peacefully on January 4th, 2013).

Don Dokken and Accept's Mark Tornillo are the latest artists to sign up for the KISS tribute album 'A World With Heroes'. Dokken will be covering the '70s KISS classic "Cold Gin" while Tornillo will venture into KISS' heavier '90s sound with his cover of "Spit" from the 'Revenge' album.

Other songs and artists confirmed for 'A World With Heroes' includes Kill Devil Hill's Rex Brown and Mark Zavon doing "Larger Than Life" from 'Alive II', former L.A. Guns' frontman Chris Van Dahl doing "Hard Luck Woman", Canadian metal icons Slaves On Dope performing "New York Groove", Guns N' Roses' Bumblefoot singing "Detroit Rock City", Firehouse's Bill Leverty with special guest appearance by The Killer Dwarfs' Russ Dwarf will handle "Deuce", Great White's Terry Ilous will cover the power ballad "Forever", Doro Pesch offers a special 2013 version of "Only You", Dery Grehen and Honeymoon Suite cover the mid-'80s ballad "Reason To Live", Black Sheep's Willie Basse will performed "I Love It Loud", and one-time Gene Simmons Records' signee Ron Keel will belt out "Rock N Roll Hell".

Other tracks include "Unholy" featuring Russ Dwarf and Sean Kelly (Nelly Furtado's Band & Helix), Jeff Paris' rendition of "Shout Mercy", Phil Naro covering "Psycho Circus" and L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis performing "Master & Slave". Little Caesar's Ron Young will also contribute a vocal on a song to be chosen soon.

All basic tracks will be recorded by Eric Brittingham (bass – Cinderella), Jeff LaBar (guitars – Cinderella) and Troy Lucketta (drums – Tesla). Other artists contributing to the CD include Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) and Phil Naro (ex-Talas & Peter Criss).

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L.A. Guns ‘Live In Concert’ DVD set for release February 12th as the band replaces their replacement guitarist

by on Jan.18, 2013, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

L.A. Guns ‘Live In Concert’ DVD set for release February 12th as the band replaces their replacement guitarist

L.A. GUNS will release a new concert DVD, "Live In Concert", on February 12 via Cleopatra Records. The DVD contains footage of the band's uncut M3 Rock Festival performance on May 12, 2012 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with songs not included in the HDNet live broadcast. Also included are behind-the-scenes, studio and interview extras as well as three studio music videos from their latest album, "Hollywood Forever". The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.

In the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band's history. In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including clips of legendary record producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, VAN HALEN). Former L.A. GUNS member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.

"Live In Concert" track listing:

Live At The M3 Rock Festival
1. Sex Action
2. Never Enough
3. You Better Not Love Me
4. Sweet Mystery
5. Revolution
6. Sleazy Come, Easy Go
7. Electric Gypsy
8. The Ballad Of Jayne
9. Rip N Tear

Studio Videos
10. You Better Not Love Me
11. Araña Negra
12. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)

The Making Of Hollywood Forever
13. The Beginning
14. Bookends
15. Writing Songs
16. Working Together
17. Time Crunch
18. Phil s Songs
19. Hot Rods & Strippers
20. Treasure Chest
21. Vinyl Spider
22. Hot Take

L.A. GUNS' new "Requiem (Hollywood Forever)" video can be seen below. The song comes off L.A. GUNS' new album, "Hollywood Forever", which was released on June 5, 2012 via Cleopatra Records.

L.A. GUNS spent a few days in Los Angeles shooting three videos to support the record. Videos for "Araña Negra" and "You Better Not Love Me" were also filmed. Videographer Jack Foster was behind the lens for the shoot at the legendary Circus Disco in Hollywood. With an LED logo in the background, the band meshed theatrics with its expected rock energy on the big stage. Later, additional scenes were filmed in L.A.'s colorful Little Mexico and the landmark Hollywood Forever cemetery.

L.A. GUNS last month announced the addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey (Sea Hags/Arcade) to the group's ranks, but apparently he is no longer a member, and has been replaced by Michael Grant from ENDEVERAFTER. Grant will make his live debut with L.A. GUNS this weekend in Chicago and Detroit.

Due to "extenuating circumstances and musical differences," guitarist Stacey Blades announced his departure from L.A. GUNS in early December.

L.A. Guns upcoming tour dates:
January
17 - Viper Alley - Lincolnshire, IL
18 - Small's - Hamtramck, MI
19 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt Pleasant, MI
26 - Tiki Bar - Costa Mesa, CA

March
8 - Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
9 - Ziggy Rock Club - Winston Salem, NC
13 - Dirty Harry's Outback - Daytona Beach, FL
14 - Rockers Gone Wild Pool Party - Fort Lauderdale, FL
15 - Jake's Tavern - Sarasota, FL
16 - Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA

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L.A. Guns announce new guitarist

by on Dec.21, 2012, under ROCK NEWS

L.A. Guns announce new guitarist

L.A. Guns have announced the addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey to the group's ranks. The band released this statement: "We first met [Frankie] back in 2007 when he was playing in Stephen Pearcy's band, Arcade, on the Rock Never Stops tour. Frankie spent more time on our bus than his own, impressing us with hours of classic bootleg videos from the '70s and '80s. He was clearly a rock aficionado, truly a scholar and a gentleman.

"Frankie's been playing guitar since 1977. He formed his first band, Head On, in San Francisco in '81 and then went on to form the hometown Bay Area champions Sea Hags in '88. He moved to Los Angeles in the early '90s, where he teamed up with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Fred Coury of Cinderella to form Arcade. In addition to lots of sessions in Los Angeles, Frankie recently toured with legendary singer John Waite and also had a residency in Las Vegas as Joe Perry in the definitive Aerosmith tribute band Aeromyth.

"Frankie joins [L.A. Guns] with guns blazing, ready to tour the world and get involved in writing and recording new original material."

Says Frankie: "I met Phil [Lewis, vocals] and Steve [Riley, drums] years ago, traveling down this road. Found out they're blessed with classic-rock style and a road-warrior ethic that is rare in this weakling world of music.

"I have to say I think this is a very good matchup. Let's hope the fans feel the same."

Due to "extenuating circumstances and musical differences," guitarist Stacey Blades announced his departure from L.A. Guns last week.

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