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Alter Bridge debut clip from ‘Live At Wembley’ DVD/Blu-Ray

by on Feb.17, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Alter Bridge debut clip from ‘Live At Wembley’ DVD/Blu-Ray

Alter Bridge have debuted a new video for 'Slip To The Void' from their upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray/CD 'Alter Bridge Live At Wembley.' Alter Bridge performed to a sell-out crowd at London's Wembley Arena on November 29, 2011, a highlight in the band's eight-year career. The package will be released March 27th. Check out the awesome performance footage below.

Vocalist/guitarist Myles Kennedy, bassist Brian Marshall, drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist Mark Tremonti were shot with 16 high-def cameras at the gig creating a stunning visual and audio experience of the band.

Mark Tremonti sais about the gig, "Playing Wembley was a dream we were chasing, but it was never something we were sure we could pull off. For us to headline the place, and to sell it out... we still can't believe it."

Grammy-nominated director Dan Catullo III was at the helm for the 21 song set, which includes the latest Alter Bridge single 'Slip To The Void.' The clip debuted yesterday at

Alter Bridge Live At Wembley DVD and Blu-ray:
1. Slip To The Void
2. Find The Real
3. Ghosts Of Days Gone By
4. Before Tomorrow Comes
5. Come To Life
6. All Hope Is Gone
7. White Knuckles
8. Brand New Start
9. Metalingus
10. Broken Wings
11. I Know It Hurts
12. One Day Remains
13. Coeur d' Alene
14. Buried Alive
15. Blackbird
16. Wonderful Life
17. Watch Over You
18. Ties That Bind
19. Isolation
20. Open Your Eyes
21. Rise Today

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Alter Bridge announce DVD release of upcoming Wembley Arena Concert, Myles Kennedy’s says his biggest influence is his Mom

by on Nov.10, 2011, under ROCK NEWS

Alter Bridge announce DVD release of upcoming Wembley Arena Concert, Myles Kennedy’s says his biggest influence is his Mom

Alter Bridge announced that one of the biggest show in their career will be captured live for release in 2012. November 29th AB will rock a sold-out Wembley Arena and it will all be aptured for the future release. Read the official press release below:

(November 9, 2011 – New York, NY) – Alter Bridge are gearing up to play what will be one of the biggest headline shows of their career and all of it will be captured live on DVD for anyone who can’t be there. The band will be filming their performance from their upcoming soon to be sold-out performance at Wembley Arena on November 29th for release in 2012. Long time Alter Bridge Director Daniel E Catullo III (Live From Amsterdam, One By One, Isolation, Webisodes, etc) has been brought in to direct by "The Dude Films", a new production and distribution company with offices in Laguna Beach, CA and Maui, Hawaii headed up by "One By One" Executive Producer Stuart Margolis and Executive Producer Chris LaBabera. Lionel Pasamonte who Produced the band's last DVD "Live From Amsterdam" will be producing with Catullo.

"I am excited to once again direct Alter Bridge and I couldn't be more honored to be asked by the guys to once again capture their amazing live show. Wembley is a special place and I know it has been a dream of the band to play there. I couldn't think of a better place to shoot this tour at", says Daniel E Catullo III.

Alter Bridge is touring in support of their latest release ABIII which has spawned the hit singles “Isolation” and “Ghost of Days Gone By.” “Isolation” went all the way to the top of the Active Rock chart finding a home at #1. Alter Bridge also recently won Fuse TV’s The Battle of the Fans: Rock. The website hosted a poll to see which band had the best fans and, in the end, it was the AB Nation who took the victory. The band was up against the likes of Three Days Grace, Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold and took on 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park in the finals. With over 7 million votes cast over 4 weeks, Alter Bridge and their fans came out on top. Alter Bridge has also made appearances recently on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of ABIII. The band also won the the Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time by Guitarist Magazine for the “Blackbird” solo from the previous album of the same name.

Alter Bridge is Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips.

Myles Kennedy talked to recently about his past, influences, recording again with Slash and more. Here's a portion of the interview:

Do you remember the first concert that you went to?

Very well. I went to see Sammy Hagar when he was doing the “I Can’t Drive 55” single. I think it was in January of 1985. And that was a big day for me. He was amazing. He was just this incredible front man. The thing I remember more than anything was that he climbed up on the lighting rig. And you know as a kid, I was like "WOW, look at that rock star way up high above the crowd" (laughs). And I was thinking he was putting his life on the line for his rock band. So I thought that was cool. He just had this energy and still does. He’s definitely one of those electrifying front men who can get a crowd riled up and basically have a big party for a few hours. So that was fun, a fun experience.

Who was the first real rock star that you ever met? Or the first one that made an impression on you?

You know what? I’ll say somebody that’s really impressed me a lot that I’ve met in the last few years was Lemmy. There’s something about Lemmy. The few times that I have interacted with him, I remember being really impressed with him on a few different levels. He’s very intelligent and very well spoken. A really cool guy. For a guy like myself, and Todd Kerns and I have talked about this, he’s like the Godfather, you know. He’s a brilliant songwriter, he’s just got that X-factor, that something that the rest of us just look at and are in awe of him. He’s the real deal.

Who has been your biggest influence as a musician and why?

My answer varies, as I’ve been asked this question a few times, but your question earlier reminded me of this and I failed to think of this in the past. Really my biggest influence would have to be my Mom. She is the person that got me to look at music as an outlet in my life early on. And I think as the years go by I think I’m more aware of how grateful I am that she did that. A lot of times parents won’t necessarily nurture that side of a kid. And I’m real fortunate to have her for a parent. I remember very well her telling me, “I didn’t get to play an instrument when I was a kid and I really want you to have that opportunity”. So that would be my mother. Read the entire interview here.

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Creed to celebrate “My Own Prison” 15th Anniversary with shows performing album in its entirety

by on Nov.10, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES

Creed to celebrate “My Own Prison” 15th Anniversary with shows performing album in its entirety

This from by Gary Graff on Creed will pay homage to its debut album with a series of special shows in April -- and throw in its follow-up for good measure. The group will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its six-times-platinum "My Own Prison" by performing six shows in three cities -- April 13-14 at the Chicago Theatre, April 16-17 at Philadelphia's Tower Theatre and April 19-20 at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The first night in each town will feature "My Own Prison" in its entirety along with selections from Creed's other three albums, while the second show will showcase 1999's 11-times platinum "Human Clay" from front-to-back, along with additional songs.

"We're doing this for our fans," Creed frontman Scott Stapp tells "They've talked so much on Twitter and Facebook, 'Play more songs... off the 'My Own Prison' album and off the 'Human Clay' album' -- and the same with the (2001) 'Weathered' album and even on to (2009's) 'Full Circle.' The band got together, and management, and we were sitting around chatting one day; I don't remember who came up with the concept, but we just totally fell in love with the idea -- going to small venues, playing the albums top to bottom. I think it's a great way for the band to reconnect to our roots and with each other and with our fans in a very intimate way that they've asked for."

Stapp says he and his bandmates are particularly looking forward to playing songs from those first two albums that Creed never played live or hasn't played since those albums first came out, including tracks such as "Illusion," "In America" and "Pity For a Dime." He also promises that Creed "is going to play some B-sides as well" and will dip into some of the less-celebrated songs from "Weathered" and "Full Circle." The group has already started soliciting fan suggestions for those rarities via its social media sites.

"One thing about the way the albums were built years ago is they told a story from the first song to the last song, so they're meant to be played that way," Stapp notes. "There was a reason behind the way we composed the songs and the way we put 'em together and organized them on the records. They have a natural ebb and flow to them, so it'll be real easy to listen to -- it's just gonna be a matter of catching up with the chops on the tunes we haven't played in a lot of years. But I think that will come back pretty quick."

And, Stapp predicts, dipping deep into Creed's past will make some impact on a new album the group is working on and planning for release in 2012. "I think definitely playing the music from the past and all the material we haven't played is going to help us reconnect with a lot of those emotions and incite some further inspiration," he says. Creed is currently "about six tracks" into its fifth studio album, but Stapp says that "we're not trying to rush this at all. We're still a band that likes to create albums and not just get three songs we think will connect with radio and put an album out. We want to put out solid albums and want it to be an organic process, just like we had with those previous records."

The rest of Creed -- guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips -- are currently touring Europe in their other band, Alter Bridge, wrapping up Nov. 29. They'll also be part of the Soundwave Festival in Australia during late February and early March. Stapp, meanwhile, plans to do some more of his solo acoustic shows, and he's continuing to work on his autobiography with David Ritz, which he predicts will be ready to submit to the publisher in March. And he's continuing to work on his second solo album, the follow-up to 2005's "The Great Divide."

"I've got enough material right now to do three albums," Stapp says. "There's some things that were out of my control that prevented that from happening, but I'm always working on material for that. It's definitely on the horizon. Right now my focus is on my baby, which is Creed, but there definitely will be another solo record soon."

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Slash News: Watch Part 2 of Monster Energy Slash European tour video, reveals new album track titles

by on Oct.30, 2011, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Slash News: Watch Part 2 of Monster Energy Slash European tour video, reveals new album track titles

Slash has recently previewed the rough demos of 3 new tracks for Radio host and "That Metal Show's" Eddie Treunk. "Halo," "Standing in the Sun" and "Bad Rain" are the titles of the tracks.

The follow-up to his 2010 debut will be produced by Eric Valentine and feature vocals only by Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy. Kennedy sang on two tracks on the debut, and in my opinion they were the two besy. Kennedy reportedly turned down an offer to audition for Slash’s band Velvet Revolver, joining Alter Bridge with Creed members Mark Tremonti (lead guitar), Brian Marshall (bass) and Scott Phillips (drums).

This past Oct. 14 on Twitter, Slash wrote that Kennedy will rejoin Alter Bridge for their European tour, but will return to the studio to finish the album in December. Slash tweeted about the new tracks, “S—t is sounding so baddass! Plan on hearing something not too long from now.” “Just back from the studio. Ruff mixes sound great. Played a few for Eddie Trunk. Said he dug it.”

Check out part 2 of Slash's band on tour in Europe earlier this year with video shot by the band and their crew at The latest video is set to the fantastic track "Starlight". Check out the other while you are there.

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Alter Bridge News: Latest Webisodes, AB III.5 out this Tuesday (video)

by on Oct.23, 2011, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Alter Bridge News: Latest Webisodes, AB III.5 out this Tuesday (video)

Alter Bridge has uploaded a new webisode.."Golf With Flip"..this one featuring drummer Scott Phillips trying to get in 9 holes of golf. The band had a day off as Indianapolis was flooded, and Scott tries to not get to frustrated on the course.

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Here's another recent webisode showing the lighter side of the band:

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On October 25th, Alter Bridge will release a special CD/DVD edition of their most recent album III, entitled III.5. The special edition will include three additional songs – ‘Zero’, ‘Home’, and ‘Never Born To Follow’ – making a total of 17 tracks on the album, as well as an extraordinary hour-long DVD documentary called One By One.

One By One is a documentary by award-winning filmmaker and Live From Amsterdam director Daniel E. Catullo III, intended to be an intimate behind-the-scenes look into the rise of Alter Bridge. Featuring brand new interviews and concert footage shot all over the world, plus special interviews with Slash, Alter Bridge’s management team, and dozens of fans from every corner of the globe, viewers will learn about the sacrifices made by the band to get where they are today and why they continue to do what they do so passionately.

AB III.5″ CD/DVD special edition track listing:
1. Slip To The Void
2. Isolation
3. Ghost Of Days Gone By
4. All Hope Is Gone
5. Still Remains
6. Make It Right
7. Wonderful Life
8. I Know It Hurts
9. Show Me A Sign
10. Fallout
11. Breathe Again
12. Couer d’Alene
13. Life Must Go On
14. Words Darker Than Their Wings
15. Zero (extra track)
16. Home (extra track)
17. Never Born To Follow (extra track)

Bonus DVD:
“One By One” – a full-length documentary on the story of Alter Bridge.

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Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips has confirmed that the band will take 2012 off so that the instrumental members of Alter Bridge: Phillips, bassist Brian Marshall and guitarist Mark Tremonti can return to Creed. Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy will get back to work with guitar legend Slash on his second solo album, on which Kennedy will do all the vocals.

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