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

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

Nov 10, 2011

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 glidemagzine.com 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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