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Video surfaces from 2001 of Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown performing together for last time

by on Jan.17, 2015, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Footage of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown of Pantera performing on New Year's Eve 2001 has been unveiled for the first time. This clip of the three using the name "Gasoline" is reportedly the last time all three performed together live. Another singer is with the three in the clip, as Phil Anselmo was not with the group due to conflicts.

Chris Stiles, who posted the video said:

“This is my PERSONAL UNSEEN RARE FOOTAGE of Dimebag's RARE AND UNRELEASED BAND GASOLINE. This was a party band for fun only. These were just jack around tunes made to be funny and have a good time. These weren't meant to be serious by any means. The NEW AND UNRELEASED ANYWHERE ELSE songs...’GASOLINE’ and ‘GOING WITH THE GUT’. This is the LAST TIME REX, VINNIE, AND DIME played live together. The last song they got up and jammed Led Zeppelin's ‘Moby Dick’.

I hated sitting on this for so long but it's time the world gets to see it and enjoy it like I do. I've been lucky enough to have this since 2001 and I've never given a copy away and never let it out. Please respect that it's mine and I will not tolerate anyone stealing it. This is OWNED BY ME. If the family wanted it...that's another story. This show was a very special night...New Year’s was always a big deal for the brothers and usually they did a New Year’s gig for fun with pantera but after phil became harder to deal with they had to do their own thing on New Year’s. Pantera never played again and I'm thankful I saw the last moments these three stepped on stage together. This show was Union Underground opening, then Gasoline, Sevendust, Then Drowning Pool with Dave Williams.”

The bass player is a guy named shawn or "ST" as they called him for some reason. He was supposed to be the bass player in DAMAGEPLAN originally but did something to get booted out and was never seen around again from what I recall. New Found Power was that bands name then they changed it to Damageplan and got Bobzilla..but the cd was done by then and Dime did all the bass and guitar tracks. I even have a promo pic of them with shawn and NFP as their name..pretty cool. The Singer in this band Gasoline is the singer for PUMPJACK Thurber T. Mingus....they were a killer TEXAS band that DIME really loved. Very Texas metal/rock southern style....really great band that should have gone further. You can see their sticker on Dime's rebel flag guitar on many pictures including the one of him on the best of cd released a few years back. Grady Dime's tech owns that guitar now...rightfully so. Grady was the secret weapon for DIME..you can always catch him in the back working knobs helping dime...sound like dime. Dime was gonna blow you away either way..but those little things...that was Grady. At the end of the show JERRY CANTRELL rolls out and jams with the guys from DROWNING POOL. I actually have footage briefly...of the limo rolling up and the guys getting out with jerry and I had to stop it so I could get the guys to sign stuff. I recall jerry asking me.."how the hell did you know I would be here?" Well dime told me a few days before to expect it...so I was ready with AIC stuff to sign. Great guy...always friendly...they all were.

Some of the most funny things are in the Going with the Gut song... " I see an ad for a soloflex...and I know it's just not for me." "you know need a shed....when you got a tool like mine" lol No one did it like dime...no one. He was a one man party.
There used to be a lot of talk about since Pantera is done...why doesn't Dave sing for the brothers...well this as far as I know is the ONLY time the full band played PANTERA with Dave. He came up and played dif songs but NEVER with the full Pantera crew. As you can tell HE WOULD HAVE NAILED Pantera songs...and to be honest I'm certain he would have done the DAMAGEPLAN thing if it wasn't for what happened to him.. R.I.P. on a side note Dave was a hell of a guy.

As always Dimebag was very cool to hang with and loved having fun with his friends and fans. I was a young 18 year old that was just happy to be accepted around him. He allowed me to hang around him a lot so I'll be uploading more video of me with him and times I managed to film. I messaged the family many times about having this included in anything they officially released and never got any emails back so I'll go ahead and post it here for everyone to see. I don't think it's right to just hold on to it without letting others see what it's like to be around him. RIP dime... you made a huge impression on my young life and I'll never forget it.

This is my footage and belongs to ME. I will report anyone stealing it. Please enjoy it here and respect that I posted it for nothing so you guys could enjoy what I got to enjoy while he was here."

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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

Winger Better Days Comin' album coverWinger 2014

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

Fuel Puppet Strings album coverFuel 2014

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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Bass Player Live! 2013 to honor Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler

by on Oct.10, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Bass Player Live! 2013 to honor Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler

Bass Player LIVE! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, CA. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke. This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive.com. Weekend package tickets that include the concert and awards show along with all clinics and exhibits are available for only $90. Tickets for the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show can also be purchased separately as follows:

Day Pass for Saturday OR Sunday - $37.50
Day Pass for Saturday AND Sunday - $52.50
Bass Player LIVE Concert general admission - $42.50
Bass Player LIVE Concert balcony seat - $45
All Inclusive Day Pass for both Saturday and Sunday, plus a general admission concert ticket - $90

Note: Each Day Pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

The Bass Player LIVE! concert will feature an all-star band of rock luminaries performing with Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, including: Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, David Lee Roth), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Buzz Campbell (Lee Rocker), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax), JD Deservio (Black Label Society), Kerry King (Slayer), Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Rudy Sarzo (Blue Oyster Cult), Tal Wilkenfeld, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and more. Doors for The Fonda Theatre open at 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 9 and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.
The concert and awards show will be hosted by Jim Norton (comedian/actor/radio host/New York Times best-selling author).

“Lee Rocker actually made the standup bass look cool,” Norton says. “Geezer Butler is simply the most underrated bassist and lyricist of all time.”

“Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler is my No. 1 influence and greatest teacher of electric bass in heavy metal music,” Newsted says. “All true metal bassists look up to Geezer as a pioneer and godfather of our chosen instrument. The best, ever.”

“Bass Player LIVE! is the biggest and baddest bass event of the year,” says Bass Player editor Brian Fox. “And this year’s lineup is our heaviest yet. When it comes to hard rock bass playing, Geezer Butler wrote the book. That he continues to perform with every bit of the raw intensity of his early days in Black Sabbath is an inspiration for players of all ages and all styles. With the Stray Cats, Lee Rocker took the upright bass—already one of the coolest instruments ever—and somehow made it even more hip, slapping the snot out of it to codify the sound of rockabilly bass. To our ears, Tal Wilkenfeld personifies the bright future of rock bass. From her work with Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Joe Walsh to her fleet-fingered solo work, Tal’s refreshing fusion of jazz, soul, funk, and rock is something we’ve had our ears and eyes on for a long time now. We’re thrilled and honored to have these three artists anchor an evening of amazing performances.”

The daily schedule of clinics & panels is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, November 9
10:30-11:30 AM
Room A: David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Room B: Carlos Del Puerto, Jr. (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chris Botti)

12:30-1:30 PM
Room A: Lee Rocker (with guest guitarist Buzz Campbell)
Room B: Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs, solo artist)

2:30-3:30 PM
Room A: Michael Manring (solo artist)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

4:30-5:30 PM
Room A: Changing Face of L.A. Session Bass
Room B: Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Randy Brecker)

Sunday, November 10
11:00 AM-Noon
Room A: Nathan East (Toto, Fourplay, Eric Clapton)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

12:45-1:45 PM
Room A: Jerry Jemmott (Gregg Allman, Aretha Franklin)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

2:15-3:15PM
Room A: Conversation Series Hosted By Hartke With Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill, Pantera), Billy Sheehan (Winery Dogs), David Ellefson (Megadeth) & Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Room B: Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, John McLaughlin)

4:00-5:00PM
Room A: Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder)
Room B: Artists to be announced soon

Additional musicians expected to attend Bass Player LIVE! include: Ariane Cap (Lara Price), Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Bernhard Lackner (solo artist), Brandino (Robbie Krieger), Brian Bromberg (solo artist), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Damian Erskine (Gino Vanelli), Divinity Roxx (Beyoncé), Igor Saavedra (solo artist), Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under), Jimmy Earl (The Jimmy Kimmel Show), Juan Alderete, (The Mars Volta), Mike Merritt (The Conan O'Brien Show), Phil Chen (The Doors), Ready Freddie Washington (Steely Dan), Scott Reader (Kyuss), Sean Hurley (John Mayer), and Tim Lefebvre (Rudder), among others.
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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).

KISS tribute album

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