Music, videos, trivia, stories, books, gigs and news. Here you´ll find stuff on the great bands from the 70s and 80s!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Van Halen: "China Town"; Full Version Posted Online

Another "A Different Kind of Truth" song, "China Town", is uploaded to YouTube. You can listen to the full version of the song in the clip below.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Peter Criss: Finishing Upcoming Autobiography; Video Report

According to an Artisan News Report, Peter Criss is putting the "finishing touches" on his upcoming book, tentatively titled "Make-up To Break-up," and working on his new "kick-ass rock" album. View a video news report below.

"You'll enjoy it, it's about my life," said Criss regarding his book. "Of course, it's about drugs, sex and rock and roll. But it's about my parents, my growing up. Getting through Brooklyn. Going through gangs. Getting through drugs, getting out of them. Getting through cancer. I'm four years free cancer now ... I'm doing great." 

Aerosmith: "it's A Lot More Like An Early Aerosmith Record", Says Joe Perry On The New Studio Album

In a brand new interview with the QMI Agency, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album, which is tentatively due later this year.

When asked about the sound of Aerosmith's new material, Perry said, "It definitely has a feel like some of the early stuff. We've tried to bring that back. People are always asking for something that sounds like the old stuff, but you can't rewrite 'Mama Kin' or 'Same Old Song And Dance'. All you can do is go in and start from the same place you started when you made those records. So we just went in with (producer) Jack Douglas and we all worked on the record. There's a song or two that the band helped write, and Tom (Hamilton, bass) wrote and Brad (Whitford, guitar) has a track on there. So from that point of view, it's a lot more like an early Aerosmith record. We were all in the room when we were pulling these songs together and recording them. Every way that we used to make our records, that's what we did to get this to where it is. Right down to what we're doing now, which is going over the tracks and bringing them up to speed. Steven is finishing up the lyrics and we're just going to put the finishing touches on it."

During a recent interview, Steven Tyler stated about the new Aerosmith album, "All of it's been written, but I gotta lay lyrics on it and I haven't had a lot of time," he said. "But what I've listened to so far just knocked me out. I know a good song, I know what's gonna get played on the radio, I'm not that pretentious to say I think we've got hits, but I think we've got something, and that's all that matters."

The band has been working with producer Jack Douglas, who collaborated with them on classic early albums like "Toys In The Attic"and "Rocks".

Joe Perry recently wrote on Twitter, "People have said when we play the rough tracks it sounds like it's from the '70s but for me, it's too early to tell."

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Alice Cooper Rocks Montreal; Videos Available

Alice Cooper, along with Chuck Garric, Steve Hunter, Tommy Henriksen, Keri Kelli(filling in for Orianthi) and Glen Sobel - rocked Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, January 28th at the 2012 "Show Harley" event.

The band played a blistering 60-minute set for a huge crowd of rowdy, Harley-Davidson-loving Alice Cooper fans. According to a post on Cooper's web site, "the setlist consisted of classics, a few covers, Alice gave away a brand new Harley, the stage lit up with fire, there were the infamously... ahem... attractive 'Show Harley' girls on stage for the biker classic 'Born To Be Wild'. It was a wild night."


01. Black Widow
02. No More Mr. Nice Guy
03. Under My Wheels
04. I'm Eighteen
05. I'll Bite Your Face Off
06. Billion Dollar Babies
07. Muscle Love
08. Feed My Frankenstein
09. Poison
10. School's Out
11. Elected
12. Brown Sugar
13. Born To Be Wild

Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

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Van Halen: "A Different Kind of Truth"; Samples From Entire Album Posted Online; "The Trouble With Never", "Blood And Fire" Full Versions!

Samples from all the songs on "A Different Kind of Truth" is made available on YouTube. You can now listen to snippets from all the songs in the clip bleow.

"A Different Kind of Truth" isn’t new at all - several tracks are reworked versions of tunes unearthed from the Van Halen archives

Some fans may think of it as a cop-out of sorts, a band relying on its former magic when faced with the challenge of writing new material and having trouble delivering. Singer Daid Lee Roth, however, sees it more as a collaboration with the past, a way of connecting the current band with the creative juices that originally inspired them.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Motörhead: "Motör-Bag" Details Revealed

It's universally agreed amongst headbangers that Motörhead is responsible for some of the greatest all-time hard rock/heavy metal songs ("Ace of Spades", "Overkill", etc.) and albums ("Ace of Spades", "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith", etc.) - not to mention featuring one of rock's all-time great characters in their ranks, Lemmy Kilmister. As a result, Motörhead fans are always on the hunt for uncommon and rare items to complete their collection. And now, the group is offering a true treat for their fans, known as "The Motör-Bag".

Available online via, "The Motör-Bag"is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide, and is packed with exclusive items that you will not find anywhere else. Housed in aMotörhead  messenger bag, inside you will find two double vinyl LPs of stunning Motörhead performances (in their entirety), recorded in New York and Manchester - that can only be found in "The Motör-Bag" package. Additionally, a laminate pass is included, and a piece of "The Wörld Is Yours" 2010/2011 stage backdrop, mounted and numbered.
Once the 4,000 copies are sold out, this one-of-a-kind Motörhead set will be gone, so order the ultimate live Motör-experience package NOW!

The Wörld Is Ours…
Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK, Nov. 16, 2010

Side A
01. We Are Motörhead
02. Stay Clean
03. Be My Baby
04. Get Back In Line
05. Rock Out

Side B
01. Metropolis
02. Over the Top
03. One Night Stand
04. The Thousand Names of God
05. I Got Mine

Side C
01. I Know How to Die
02. The Chase Is Better Than the Catch
03. In the Name of Tragedy
04. Just 'Cos You Got the Power

Side D
01. Going to Brazil
02. Killed by Death (with Nina C. Alice)
03. Ace of Spades
04. Born to Raise Hell (with Michael Monroe)
05. Overkill

The Wörld Is Ours…
Best Buy Theater, New York, USA, Feb. 28th, 2011

Side A
01. We Are Motörhead
02. Stay Clean
03. Get Back In Line
04. Metropolis
05. Over The Top

Side B
01. One Night Stand
02. Rock Out
03. The Thousand Names Of God
04. I Got Mine

Side C
01. I Know How To Die
02. The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
03. In The Name Of Tragedy
04. Just Cos You Got The Power

Side D
01. Going To Brazil
02. Killed By Death (feat Doro and Todd Youth)
03. Ace Of Spades
04. Overkill

Van Halen: "China Town", "Bullethead"; New Samples Available

Two new samples from "A Different Kind of Truth" is available:

China Town” is the 5th song to surface so far from the record, the band’s first with David Lee Roth in 28 years; it’s due February 7th.

The track kicks off with an Eddie solo that leads into an all-out blistering rocker, as the band works at breakneck speed behind Roth.

Bullethead” is a heavy riff rocker and, like some of the other tunes on the project, is a song with a VH past.

While an old demo/studio version has never appeared, the unreleased original was performed on New Year’s Eve 1978 at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA.

According to the Van Halen Encyclopedia,Bullethead” was written in one day in 1977 in the group’s rehearsal space – the basement of David Lee Roth's parents' home – the same day the band wrote Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.”

Van Halen: David Lee Roth Talks "A Different Kind of Truth"; "Bullethead" Sample

Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times spoke to Van Halen singer David Lee Roth and producer John Shanks about the making of the the band's new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", which will arrive on February 7th.
On going back and excavating pieces of unrecorded songs, lyrics from old notebooks and half-pursued concepts to build the new Van Halen album:
Roth: "It's material that Eddie [Van Halen, guitar] and I generated, literally, in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Usually fellas in our weight division will kind of gamely - or ironically, wink, wink - try to hail back to it [but] keep a safe, mature distance from it."
On sifting through archival material with Eddie Van Halen, looking for the nuggets that could be mined for the new Van Halen album:
Shanks: "Some of it was recorded in Dave's basement when these guys were kids, and, sitting there next to Eddie, it was pretty cool just to go through that journey. And then when the sessions started just seeing how Eddie and Alex play together - there's such a synchronicity in their feel and rhythm and their playing. There were times, honestly, I was just moved by it, not just as a musician but as a human being. The nuances of the way they communicate is staggering."
On the state of Eddie Van Halen, a rehab veteran who has also lost a third of his tongue to cancer and undergone hip replacement:
Roth: "He's doing really well. He's lucid, he's sober, he's playing. You know, I don't know if Ed has ever felt good. There's a thin line between rage and great work. He really never enjoyed his fame or success, and that might be part of what compels him."
On the magical legacy of Van Halen and the urgent need to live up to it with the new album and tour:

Roth: "Are there second chances? I don't know, Mr. Faulkner, I'm tending to agree with you: No. We've managed to stretch our adolescence like a Chiclet to the moon and maintained the respectful dignities along the way that got us on that turnpike up in the first place. We love what we do for a living. Even in our wildest, most beer-soaked days we never missed rehearsal."

Read the entire article from the Los Angeles Times.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Michael Schenker: New Audio Interview

Legendary rock guitarist Michael Schenker was interviewed on the January 26th, 2012 edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: TheSchenker interview begins around the 11-minute mark.)

Michael Schenker recently announced that his brand new classic rock band Temple of Rock will embark on a four-date U.K. tour in May. The dates are as follows:

May 09 - Wolverhampton - The Wulfren
May 10 - Manchester - HMV Ritz
May 11 - Glasgow - O2 ABC
May 12 - London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Europe: "Bag of Bones"; New Album Out In April

Swedish hard rockers Europe have set "Bag Of Bones" as the title of their ninth studio album, tentatively due in April. The CD is being produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion and Journey, among others.

Regarding the new CD title, Europe drummer Ian Haugland said, "It's not [called 'Bag Of Bones'] because we all have lost tons of weight or found a new interest in archeology or dogs... It's just because it sounds fuckin' cool!"

In a July 2011 press release, Europe singer Joey Tempest stated about the band's new CD, "We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make. Kevin's the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion , and Black Stone Cherry. He's the real deal. We're ready to do some serious damage."

Last year, Europe met up with Shirley in Stockholm to discuss the direction of the next album. Based on reactions from the fans and media, Europe's 2009 album, "Last Look At Eden", proved to be the band's most important record since "The Final Countdown". "I've been a big fan of Europe's work for many years," said Shirley. "The band is influential and highly underrated. I can't wait to make the upcoming album their most explosive to date."

The new material suggests a more straightforward rock approach evident in "Doghouse" - a new song Europe performed on their most recent U.K. tour (see video below). The song is also featured on Europe's"Europe: Live at Shepherd's Bush" DVD, released in August 2011 via earMUSIC CDs and DVDs.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Whitesnake: "Live...In The Still Of The Night" (HD); Complete Show

No band delivers blues rock, rock 'n' roll anthems & power ballads like Whitesnake. Formed from the ashes of Deep Purple by lead singer David Coverdale.

In concert, Whitesnake presents captivating shows that in the words of lead singer David Coverdale, "Grabs you by the short and curlies and doesn't let go!!"

Recorded live during the 2004 "Live... In the Still of the Night" UK tour, the DVD features all of Whitesnake's greatest hits plus many fan favorites. The DVD captures the excitement and vitality of the band's performance before adoring all-ages crowds who sing along to every song. 

David Coverdale (lead vocals)
Doug Aldrich (guitar, vocals)
Reb Beach (guitar, vocals)
Timothy Drury (keyboards, vocals)
Marco Mendoza (bass, vocals)
Tommy Aldridge (drums)

Track Listing:
01. Burn
02. Bad Boys
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. Ready An' Willing
05. Is This Love
06. Give Me All Your Love
07. Judgement Day
08. Snake Dance
09. Cryin' In The Rain
10. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
11. Don't Break My Heart Again
12. Fool For Your Loving
13. Here I Go Again
14. Take Me With You
15. Still Of The Night 

Rory Gallagher: 6 First Albums To Be Reissued

Sony Music in association with Capo Records and Legacy have announced plans to re-issue the first six original Rory Gallagher albums in chronological release date order – "Rory Gallagher" (1971), "Deuce" (1971), "Live! In Europe" (1972), "Blueprint" (1973), "Tattoo" (1973) and "Irish Tour ’74" (1974). These six re-issued albums celebrate 40 years since the birth of Rory’s solo career. 

Each of the six milestone albums were released during Rory's most prolific years (1971-74), when he recorded and produced them in the short space of three years. The albums are re-released in digipack form, with newly restored original cover art. The audio has been re-mastered from the original ¼” inch tapes. Each album includes exclusive sleeve notes personally written by Rory’s brother and former tour manager Donal Gallagher, journalist Roy Hollingworth, and legendary rock photographer Mick Rock. 

Aerosmith: "The Story of Aerosmith"; Complete 85 Min Film

"The Story of Aerosmith" was first aired in 2002 (VH1). This 85 minute documentary tell the tale of America`s best selling rock groups of all time!

Legends. Icons. Idols. These are the words used to describe those rare bands that have been adored for a lifetime and immortalized as distinct creators of rock and roll. But what these reverent words are missing is the notion of now. How do you reconcile a generation-spanning word like icon with the quick beat of the present? Aerosmith does it. The band members are legends, icons and idols, dynamic in the present; as cool and innovative now as they were thirty years ago. They are a phenomenon, a force of nature, trail-blazing, unstoppable, showing no signs of slowing down.Unique even among the select handful of rock bands who are still active after their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Aerosmith has sold over 100 million albums. Read the full bio here.

AC/DC: To Begin Working On New Studio Album This Year, Says Brian Johnson

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson hopes the band will return to the studio later this year to begin work on the follow-up to the hugely successful 2008 album "Black Ice".

During an appearance on a recent edition of "The Cowhead Show", the American radio program hosted by Mike "Cowhead" Calta,Johnson revealed that health issues were affecting one of his bandmates, which may have put new album plans temporarily on hold. "One of the boys is a little sick and I can't say anything, but he's getting better," Brian said. "He's doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected."

The singer added, "It's a wonderful thing when we get in a room. Whenever the boys get back together, I get all excited. The boys, after a while, pick the guitars up, Phil will make his way to the drums, Cliff will pull his bass out and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face."

You can listen to Johnson's appearance on "The Cowhead Show" using the SoundCloud player below:

Brian Johnson of AC/DC on The Cowhead Show by mrcowhead

Aerosmith: Live In Orlando, FL, 2001; Complete Concert

Aerosmith live at the Sappire Supper Club in Orlando, Florida, on June 14th,  2001 - it rocks! It always does.

Find even more Aerosmith concerts, clips and videos on this location.

Set list:

Beyond Beautiful
Love In An Elevator
Big 10 Inch Record
Mama Kin
Dream On
Rats In The Cellar
Back In The Saddle
Walk This Way
Uncle Salty
Sweet Emotion

Van Halen: New Songs "Stay Frosted", "The Trouble With Never"; Sample Posted Online

Another preview of a new Van Halen song - featured on the band's new album, "A Different Kind of Truth" - is available. Check out "Stay Frosty" below. Also find a preview of "The Trouble With Never".

Earlier a snippet of the new track "Blood And Fire" was uploaded to YouTube below:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Van Halen: "Blood And Fire": Sample Of New Song Posted Online

A 90-second sample of "Blood And Fire", a brand new song from Van Halen`s new album "A Different Kind of Truth", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

"A Different Kind of Truth" will be released on February 7th.

Iron Maiden: Hammersmith 1982; Original Cut, Complete Concert

Iron Maiden live at Hammersmith, 1982. This very rare recording surfaced on YouTube in November 2011. Both "Drifter" and "Sanctuary" and many other DiAnno songs are included in this amazing set! Iron Maiden`s 1982 "Beast On The Road" has taken on a mythical quality among metal fans over the years! You can now watch the show below and judge for yourself.

Motörhead: New Mikkey Dee Video Interview Posted Online

Wave 100 conducted an interview with Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee before the band's December 17th, 2011 concert at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland. You can now watch the chat below.

Motörhead Music/UDR has set a January 24th North American release date or "The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else", a blistering DVD containing some of the finest moments from Motörhead's 2011 tour.

Mixed by the band's long-time producer Cameron Webb, "The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else" is stuffed with the classics Motörfans demand, from "Overkill" to "Ace Of Spades" to "Killed By Death" as well as some old gems like "Over The Top" and new favorites such as "I Know How To Die".

"The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else" gives you the complete set from the band's supreme performance in Chile at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago on April 9th, 2011, shot byBanger Films and Sam Dunn ("Iron Maiden Flight 666", "Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage"). The DVD continues with some tasty morsels from New York's Best Buy Theater and the Manchester Apollo.

"The Wörld Is Ours Vol. 1 - Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else" is a pure testament to the power, glory and sheer voltage of the finest rock 'n' roll played by real legends. Accept NO substitute! 

The digital package contains full 90-minute concert in Santiago, Chile plus selected songs from the New York and Manchester concerts.

John Sykes Departs Mike Portnoy Project; To Be Replaced By Richie Kotzen

Former Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes has pulled out of his planned collaboration with ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. He will be replaced by Richie Kotzen. reports that no official reason has been given for Sykes’ departure, but it is understood that a new guitarist will be brought in to the project, along with a yet-to-be-named bass player.

Portnoy isn’t exactly looking for work at the moment. In addition to his current band Adrenaline Mob, the drummer also is working with guitarist Steve Morse, multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard, Dixie Dregs bass player Dave LaRue and vocalist Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev, Endochine) in a new band called Flying Colors. An album is currently in the recording stage, and is due on March 27th.

“This album has bits and pieces of what you’d expect from each of us,” Portnoy said. “The sum of all its parts led to brand new, unchartered territory for everyone involved.”

Although Portnoy and Sykes demoed a dozen or so songs at a Los Angeles studio last year, their vastly different work ethics and conflicting schedules were solely to blame for the dissolution of their collaboration. Portnoy explained on Twitter, "Sad but true... I tried my best to make it work... Me and [Billy Sheehan] couldn't wait around any longer... [Billy] and I are moving on and have already begun work with another guitarist/vocalist, keeping the original 'power trio' concept."

Portnoy and Sheehan were joined by guitarist Tony Macalpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian for an appearance at the Sabian Live event on Friday, January 20th at the Sheraton Park Hotel (next to the Hilton) in Anaheim, California as part of the the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show. Portnoy, Sheehan,Macalpine and Sherinian also performed together on January 14th at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, Califo

Thin Lizzy: "Fighting", "Nightlife" Given Deluxe Treatment

Universal Music have announced that the next two Thin Lizzy Deluxe Editions will be for "Fighting" and "Nightlife". Due out March on 12th in the UK, the band says "they'll be packed with some great bonus material, now that Scott (Gorham) has selected and approved everything we can confirm that the releases will be double albums with bonus demos, outtakes, rarities and some great unreleased songs."

A press release regarding both albums reads as follows: 

"Nightlife" was the fourth studio album from Thin Lizzy, released in 1974.This was the first album to be recorded by Mercury and was to mark the start of their classic era featuring Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson. The opening track 'She Knows' and the upbeat 'Showdown' are the high-water marks of this album. Having said this, there are some moments of tough rock & roll seen through 'It's Only Money' and 'Sha-la-la', which both act as a perfect showcase for Gorham and Robertson. 'Nightlife' has a more soulful sound than earlier Thin Lizzy records and show Phil Lynott's increasing growth as a songwriter.

"Nightlife" tracklisting:

Disc One
'She Knows'
'Night Life'
'It's Only Money'
'Still In Love With You'
'Frankie Carroll'
'Dear Heart'

Disc Two
'She Knows' (BBC Session 3/10/1974)
'Sha-La-La' (BBC Session 3/10/1974)
'It's Only Money' (BBC Session 3/10/1974)
'Philomena' (BBC Session 3/10/1974)
'Dear Heart' (BBC Session 23/10/1974)
'Banshee' (BBC Session 23/10/1974)
'Showdown' (Demos With Gary Moore)
'Still In Love With You' (Demos With Gary Moore)
'It's Only Money' (Demos With Gary Moore)
'Showdown' (Unreleased Alternate Take)
'Still In Love With You' (Unreleased Alternate Take) 

"Fighting" was the fifth studio album, released in 1975. Thin Lizzy were to finally create an identifiable sound drawn from hard rock, folk, pop and rhythm and blues. Fighting was to make a clear break away from the subdued nature of Nightlife, thus the lyrics 'fighting my way back' on the title track seem hard to not interpret. Fighting is tense, vicious rock and roll album and marked the sound of the band really coming into their own. It's hard not to be enthralled at their interplay especially when they were combined with Phil Lynott. Whether he's writing hard-charging rockers like 'Wild One', and 'For Those Who Love to Live' or combining both on 'Freedom Song', his songs manage to be both mythic and ordinary. This is testament to the strength of this incarnation of Thin Lizzy, who truly began their classic era with this dynamic LP.

"Fighting" tracklisting:

Disc One
'For Those Who Love To Live'
'Wild One'
'Fighting My Way Back'
'King's Vengeance'
'Spirit Slips Away'
'Silver Dollar'
'Freedom Song'
'Ballad Of A Hard Man'

Disc Two
'Half Caste' (B Side Rosalie)
'Rosalie' (US Album Mix)
'Half Caste' (BBC Session 29/05/1975 )
'Rosalie' (BBC Session 29/05/1975)
'Suicide' (BBC Session 29/05/1975)
'Ballad Of A Hard Man' (Unreleased Alternate Take)
'Try A Little Harder' (Unreleased)
'Fighting My Way Back' (Unreleased Alternate Take)
'Song For Jesse' (Unreleased)
'Leaving Town' (Unreleased)
'Blues Boy' (Unreleased)
'Leaving Town' (Unreleased)
'Spirit Slips Away' (Unreleased Alternate Take)
'Wild One' (Unreleased Alternate Take)
'Bryan's Funky Fazer' [Silver Dollar] (Unreleased) 

George Lynch Talks Tooth And Nail, Lynch Mob In New Video Interview

Vintage Rock's Junkman conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch at the 2012 NAMM show on January 21st at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

Regarding the current status of Lynch Mob, George said, "We've got a new singer, Jesse Forte from Vains of Jenna. So it's Scot Cooganon drums from Ace Frehley, we've got Robbie Crane from Ratt and myself and Jesse Forte, and that's the new Lynch Mob. We're gonna be doing a lot of touring this year. And we're trying to get back in the studio in the late winter/early spring to finish up the record that we were doing with Oni [Logan, former Lynch Mob singer] before we lost Onilast year. So a revamped Lynch Mob with fresh blood in it, with Jesse - a young guy, great chops, great look."

Lynch has joined forces with fellow former/current Dokken membersJeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) in a new project called Tooth And Nail. The band's debut album is tentatively due in March. The CD will feature new original material as well as reworked versions of around five or six Dokken classics.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Metallica: Making of "Death Magnetic"; Full Movie

Metallica, "Making of Death Magnetic" - complete film - is available below. "Death Magetic" is Metallica`s 9th studio album, released in 2008.  Three studios were used to produce the album, those being Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California, Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California, and HQ in San Rafael, California. On January 1, 2007,

Monday, January 23, 2012

Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson Perform Aerosmith`s "Chip Away The Stone" on The Tonight Show

Steven Tyler & Randy Jackson teamed up with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry for a version of the band’s Chip Away At The Stone” on the Tonight Show (January 20th).

The song was originally released in 1978 as the only single to support the band's 1978 album Live! Bootleg.”

Joe Perry will return to the Tonight Show again on Monday, January 30th, to help promote Amnesty International's latest music project, "Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan" Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.

Perry recorded Dylan’s "Man Of Peace" for the compilation. 

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Randy Jackson - Chip Away At The Stone - 20/01/2011 from AerosmithConcerts on Vimeo.

Iron Maiden: "En Vivo!" Trailer Posted Online

EMI recently announced the release of a new live Iron Maiden Blu-Ray, 2 DVD and 2 CD soundtrack album, on Monday March 26th (March 27th in North America). Check out the newly-released trailer below.

"En Vivo!" was filmed on April 10th, 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans. With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011. 

Deep Purple: New Studio Album Expected In 2013

Deep Purple are very excited by the prospect of making a new and significant album. To that end, they have decided to extend their writing and recording period through the summer of 2012.

Commented Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan: "We know we will disappoint some of our fans this summer. However, we look forward very much to our autumn/winter tour and continuing our worldwide tour with our new album in 2013."

Durung a 2011 interview with U.K.'s Express & Star, Gillan was asked when fans might be able to expect Purple's follow-up to 2005's"Rapture Of The Deep" album.

"The fact is that we've been touring flat out," said Gillan. "We did 48 countries last year. We're getting so much off on that we just don't feel the drive at the moment for writing."
Gillan did reveal, though, that the band convened for a mini writing session earlier in the year.
"We were in Spain for a little while and we had a week off," he said. "We spent most of the time in the bar, to be honest with you. It was a good session, but nothing absolutely dynamic came out of it.

"I think to get some progress as far as an album's concerned you've got to have a target, you've got to work to a date, and that gives you pressure. If you've got the pressure, you get stuff done. We don't have a plan, to be honest.

"Things have always been chaos, certainly since I joined, and we've never been able to plan anything. If we'd been able to make plans, we'd probably have retired by now!"

"People like to do stuff that they're good at, that they enjoy, that they get something out of. So while it's fun and we're all getting older and bits are dropping off here and there, it's still great. I think there probably will be another album.

"And because we're not doing an album (right now) doesn't mean I don't write every day. It's a day off today and for me it's a full day at the office. This morning is interviews and this afternoon I've got two or three interesting pieces I'm working on at the moment. I write every day and so when I do come round to making an album there's never a shortage of what I call color material."

Deep Purple's 18th studio album, "Rapture of the Deep", was released in November 2005. It was the fourth studio CD from Deep Purple since guitarist Steve Morse joined the band in 1994. It was also the second album to feature veteran keyboardist Don Airey.
"Rapture of the Deep" was produced by Mike Bradford, who also worked on the band's previous release, 2003's "Bananas".

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place; New Photo Book Due In March

On March 13th, MTV Press and author Bill Hale is releasing a new book called "MEGADETH: Another Time, A Different Place" which gives the audience a front-row seat into the early days and meteoric rise of this young band who would become one of the most influential groups of all time and, with Anthrax, Slayer and Metallica, consistently touted among the best thrash metal bands ever to cross the stage.

This is the first Megadeth photography book and only the second book documenting their rise to rock glory, including rare, never-before-seen photographs representing a small but crucial period of time in their career. Hale’s photographs, from intimate backstage photographs to screaming, kinetic live shots, are the images of a young band prepared to take on the world. 

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine writes in the foreword: “The ‘work’ that you hold in your hands now is the work of a friend, who is also a ‘photo-grrrrrrr-apher,’ and who has captured the very essence of my career: hungry, gritty, hard, cold, impersonal, personal, and very personal. Also, the sensitive unseen side of me, which was somewhat of an anomaly with the public and left me an enigma to my peers." 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

AC/DC: "Highway to Hell"; Classic Album Under Review; Full Film

"Highway to Hell" is the 6th studio album by AC/DC - and the last to feature Bon Scott on vocals. The album was released in July 1979. Bon Scott died on February 19th 1980. 

"Highway to Hell" became AC/DC`s first to break the US Top 100, reachon #17. AC/DC quickly bacame a major act.

In Australia, "Highway to Hell" was released with a slightly different album cover (see top). Below you can watch the full "Classic Album Under Review" feature:

Scorpions: "Get Your Sting & Blackout 2011"; Complete Film Posted Online

Scorpions have just released their "Get Your Sting & Blackout 2011" DVD recorded at the concert in Saarbrucken, Germany, April 15th, 2011 You can now watch the full film below.

Klaus Meine: "It is a weird thing to think about after forty years with this band. We are family. On the other side, we are a band that after forty years has survived punk and grunge. Classic rock music seems to be very popular with the new generation. Right now, we can put all of our energy into our concerts. We are going to be doing the biggest heavy metal festival in the world called Wacken. People come from all over the world to see this show. We are really happening right now and we feel the energy. Our fans around the world will keep this energy going until the very end. They will keep it going until our rocking hurricane is downgraded to a tropical storm."
Read the full interview with Klaus Meine here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal"; Exhibit Opens On April 11th

Not enough rock in the Grammys for you? On April 11, 2012, the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE will debut their new exhibit «Golden Gods: The History of Heavy Metal». The show, a collaboration with Revolver Magazine, will open in time to coincide with Revolver's The Golden Gods of Metal awards show.

What can we expect? "Rare artifacts from iconic metal bands" like instruments, stage props, handwritten lyrics, costumes and "interactive experiences" like "Metal riff stations," a vocal "scream" booth and a double kick drum that teaches visitors Heavy Metal drumming. The motive? To educate visitors on the origins of Heavy Metal, the mega bands, the subgenres and the controversies form over four decades of Metal. Fun for all!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Uriah Heep: Live In Armenia 2011; Complete Concert Posted Online

Here`s the complete Uriah Heep "Live In Armenia" 2011! This show is amazing, Heep rocks big time. As the y always do. Being around for ages, Uriah Heep still kicks serious ass as a live band. Enjoy!

01. Wake The Sleeper
02. Overload
03. Tears Of The World
04. Stealin'
05. Book Of Lies
06. Gypsy
07. Look At Yourself
08. What Kind Of God
09. Angels Walk With You
10. Shadow
11. July Morning
12. Easy Livin'
13. Sunrise
14. Sympathy
15. Lady In Black 

Gary Moore: Live At Monsters of Rock 2003; Complete Concert

Gary Moore recorded live on May 21st, 2003 at Sheffield Hallam Arena in England, during his appearances on the 2003 Monsters of Rock tour. The complete gig can be watched below.

1.Shapes of Things
2.Wishing Well
4.Guitar Intro
5.Stand Up
6.Just Can't Let You Go
7.Walking By Myself
8.Don't Believe a Word
9.Out In The Fields
10.Parisienne Walkways

Gary Moore - guitar,vocals,
Cass Lewis - bass,backing vocals
Darrin Mooney - drums 

Black Sabbath: Download Festival 2005; Complete Concert Available

Black Sabbath will yet again enter the stage on Download this summer. According to The Pulse Of Radio, organizers of England's Download festival are saying that Black Sabbath still intends to perform at the event, scheduled for June 8-10, despite guitarist Tony Iommi's cancer diagnosis.

Download organizer Andy Copping said, "I've been told that Black Sabbath are going to be playing Download. I don't want people to worry unduly about that, we should all just send our thoughts and best wishes to Tony Iommi."

Tony Iommi told The Pulse Of Radio that ever since re-learning how to play guitar after severing two fingertips as a teenager, he's always been determined to fight his way through anything. "I've always been the same," he said. "I always have to try to get over that barrier, whatever it may be, and do it, you know. And that's continued in what I do with the music. People have said over the years, 'Well, why do you still keep playing and why do you still hold Black Sabbath together through the different lineups?' Because I'm determined to do it, I'm determined to carry on. And it's been with everything like that."

Below you can watch the complete 2005 show:

01. NIB
02. After Forever
03. War Pigs
04. Fairies Wear Boots
05. Dirty Women
06. Sweet Leaf/Symptom of the Universe(Instrumental)
07. The Wizard
08. Iron Man
09. Black Sabbath
10. Into the Void
11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath(Intro) / Paranoid


Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
Tony Iommi - Guitra
Geezer Butler - Bass
Bill Ward - Drums
Adam Wakeman - Keyboards

Van Halen: Acoustic Version Of "You Really Got Me" From "Downtown Sessions" DVD Posted Online

Van Halen's anxiously-awaited new album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", will be released in North America on February 7th. The Deluxe Edition of "A Different Kind Of Truth" will contain a bonus DVD which will feature the following: Bonus DVD disc containing four brand new acoustic performance videos titled The Downtown Sessions. Tracks include: 'Panama', 'You And Your Blues', 'You Really Got Me' and 'Beautiful Girls'.

Check out the band's cover of The Kinks classic 'You Really Got Me' below. About the clip David Lee Roth told Yahoo! Music: "Culturally our new video is old school meets new school. Kind of like watching Dragnet on your iPad."