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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thin Lizzy: "Thunder & Lightning Tour"; Complete Film

This film is from the 1983 "Thunder and Lightning Tour". Thin Lizzy with Phil Lynott was a powerhouse rock band! Experience the bands penultimate show in Ireland of the tour in the comfort of their own home.

Also in the film, former band members Eric Bell and Brian Robertson and producer Nick Tauber talk about their special memories of Phil Lynott.

Thin Lizzy
"Legends In Concert: Thunder & Lightning Tour"

01 - Intro
02 - Thunder And Lightning
03 - Baby Please Don't Go
04 - Angel Of Death
05 - Are You Ready?
06 - Cold Sweat
07 - The Sun Goes Down
08 - Emerald
09 - Still In Love With You
10 - Rosalie
11 - Dancing In The Moonlight
12 - Whiskey In The Jar

Led Zeppelin: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970; Full Concert

Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970:

We're Gonna Groove
I Can't Quit You Baby
Dazed and Confused
White Summer
What Is and What Should Never Be
How Many More Times
Moby Dick
Whole Lotta Love
Communication Breakdown
C'mon Everybody
Somethin' Else
Bring It On Home 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Neal Schon Talks "The Calling" In New Video Interview

Journey guitarist Neal Schon recently spoke to Fuse about his forthcoming solo album, "The Calling". You can now watch the chat below.

"The Calling" will be released on October 23 via Frontiers Records. Produced by and featuring Schon on all guitars and bass, "The Calling"reunites Schon with former Journey bandmate Steve Smith, who lends his virtuoso drum talents to all 12 tracks on the new album. 

"The Calling" track listing:
01. The Calling
02. Carnival Jazz
03. Six String Waltz
04. Irish Field
05. Back Smash
06. Fifty Six
07. True Emotion
08. Tumbleweeds
09. Primal Surge
10. Blue Rainbow Sky
11. Transonic Funk
12. Song Of The Wind II

Check out audio samples at

Slash: Limited-Edition Deluxe Four-Disc Package Due In December

Eagle Rock will release a limited-edition run of Slash deluxe packages in Europe on December 3. 

The package features the "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" DVD, a single CD edit of the same show, the "Apocalyptic Love" studio album, and the previously unreleased DVD of "Live From New York" - all packaged inside the cover of a 60 page hardback book filled with stunning photographs, many of them previously unseen. 

Although this is being released in the European market only, a small quantity of imports will be made available at as well while supplies last.

Disc One: "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" DVD
01. Been There Lately
02. Nightrain
03. Ghost
04. Mean Bone
05. Back From Cali 
06. Rocket Queen
07. Civil War
08. Nothing To Say
09. Starlight
10. Promise
11. Doctor Alibi
12. Speed Parade
13. Watch This
14. Beggars & Hangers On
15. Patience
16. Godfather Solo
17. Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Slither
19. By The Sword
20. Mr Brownstone
21. Paradise City
Bonus Features: Interviews with Slash, Myles Kennedy and Uncle Ian

Disc Two: "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" CD
01. Been There Lately
02. Ghost
03. Mean Bone
04. Back From Cali
05. Starlight
06. Promise
07. Doctor Alibi
08. Speed Parade
09. Watch This
10. Patience
11. Sweet Child O'Mine
12. Slither
13. By The Sword
14. Paradise City

Disc Three: "Apocalyptic Love" CD
01. Apocalyptic Love
02. One Last Thrill
03. Standing In the Sun
04. You're A Lie
05. No More Heroes
06. Halo
07. We Will Roam
08. Anastasia
09. Not For Me
10. Bad Rain
11. Hard & Fast
12. Far And Away
13. Shots Fired

Disc Four: "Live From New York" DVD
01. Mean Bone
02. Dirty Little Thing
03. Nightrain
04. One Last Thrill
05. Back From Cali
06. Ghost
07. Standing In The Sun
08. Rocket Queen
09. Doctor Alibi
10. Speed Parade
11. Apocalyptic Love
12. Watch This
13. Starlight
14. Just Like Anything
15. Halo
16. You're A Lie
17. Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Slither
19. By The Sword
20. Paradise City

Friday, September 28, 2012

Led Zeppelin: "Reunion Is Unlikely", Says "Celebration Day" Director Dick Carruthers

The director behind Led Zeppelin's new concert movie "Celebration Day" has told that any future reunion is unlikely as the project merely captured a magical musical moment in time.

In 2007 the band came together to honour late mentor Ahmet Ertegun in London and they asked video director and frequent collaborator Dick Carruthers to shoot the one-off gig and beam images onto screens set up at the O2 Arena. 

Years later, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones opted to dig the footage out of the band's vaults and take a look. 

Carruthers says, "As John Paul Jones says, five years is five minutes in Zeppelin time... There's a band who, if they wanna sit on something until the time is right, they will. They're not hurried by any of the commercial pressures that might apply to another band. 

"All that happened was several years later, there was just a phone call and they said, 'Well, can we have a look at it then? Let's get the stuff out and let's have a look at it.' 

"So we had two viewing days and we showed them what you call a line cut... and they were pretty blown away. I hadn't really seen the footage either and we realised it was something very special indeed." 


Deep Purple: Don Airey On Deep Purple And Jon Lord

An interesting chat with rather rarely interviewed Don Airey have appeared on Hungarian before the start of current Don’s solo tour.

On his solo career: What happened after your second album with Deep Purple? What prompted you to launch a new solo career?

Don Airey: Ed van Zijl from Mascot Records offered me a record deal – I think he was fed up with just signing guitar players to his label. There was a gap in Purple’s schedule so I wrote some songs around the theme of astronomy, (a hobby of mine), booked studio time and musicians and went and made a record (Light in the Sky).

On Jon Lord and Deep Purple: On a totally different note, how did the death of Jon Lord affect you personally?

Don Airey: I lost someone whose playing and quintessential Englishness I admired immensely, and who over the last ten years had been kindness itself to my tech son Mike, and myself. We were in the middle of recording the new DP album in Nashville when the awful news about Jon came through. It was difficult to get anything done for the next couple of days. How does your solo project relate to what Deep Purple is doing now? Will it in any way have an impact on the music of the new album of the band?

Don Airey: It is separate - a whole different vibe! There is nothing in the world quite like Deep Purple I have to say.

Read more on ekultura.huThanks to The Highway Star for the info.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bill Ward Featured In "On The Road" Episode 3; Video Posted

Bill Ward is featured in episode 3 of "Marshall Headphones - On The Road"

"Jesse decides that for his next rock 'n' roll road trip he wants to investigate his first musical love - the original, authentic heavy metal sound from the UK, as pioneered by his heroes Black Sabbath in the 1970s. Before he sets off on his journey of discovery, Jesse invites one of his biggest musical idols and inspirations, Bill Ward, to meet him at his rehearsal space in Los Angeles."

Watch the full episode below: 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aerosmith: The New Songs So Far...

"Music From Another Dimension!" is out on November 6. But some songs from the album has been presented by the band already:

Oh Yeah
Legendary Child
What Could Have Been Love
Lover Alot

The album is being shippd to journalsits for review as we speak. Expect leaks...

You can now watch and listen to the songs in the YouTube clips below. Also watch the album trailer and the two first "Making Of..." episodes. Enjoy!

Steve Vai: Breaks Down "The Story of Light"; "I Did My Best To Create A Record That Is True To My Evolution", Says Steve Vai

Guitar World has posted their full interview with guitar legend Steve Vai from the September issue on their official website. An excerpt is available below:

By Alan Di Perna 

Technically, The Story of Light is the second installment of Vai’s Real Illusions trilogy, which began with the Reflections album in 2005. The Story of Light takes the form of 12 dazzling guitar compositions that portray visions and realizations experienced by different characters in Vai’s narrative when they gaze into a reflecting pond that’s central to the plot. It’s essentially Vai’s take on the magic mirrors and enchanted ponds of mythology, fairy tales, sci-fi and other stories - symbolic portals between the ordinary world and a realm of sprit, imagination and self discovery.

“Throughout the story,” Vai says, “what happens is people come into this place where they look into this reflecting pond. And when they look into it they see these different layers of themselves. They start seeing various actions they performed, they see their past lives, they have these realizations and epiphanies. Then they finally experience the core of who they are for a moment.”

Vai drew some pretty scalding criticism for the abstruse conceptual abstractions of the first Real Illusions installment, and he isn’t exactly insensitive to criticism. But he also came of age amid the pomp and circumstance of the Seventies prog-rock era, a time when lengthy concept albums based around spiritual themes were not at all unusual. This time out, though, Vai has chosen to tell his story more through instrumental music than songs with lyrics, with very rewarding results. The rock instrumental has always been his métier anyway. And thanks to Vai’s uncanny command of the electric guitar, amplification, effects and all that goes with them, listeners will feel The Story of Light’s emotions far more palpably than they will grasp its story line. His guitar conjures the epic bliss and vast unfolding vistas of spiritual awakening, the anguish of modern life’s soul-crushing rat race, the terror of apocalyptic cataclysm and the heartbreak of betrayal. The story itself? The grand concept? Like any true spiritual seeker, Vai isn’t unduly attached.

“A lot of people won’t care at all,” he says. “And that’s fine. I don’t care. It’s just an added bonus if somebody is interested in exploring that kind of stuff. And I did my best to create a record that is true to me, true to my evolution, and something I think that the people who have been following me will get a kick out of.” 

Click here for the complete story. 

Vai released his new album, The Story Of Light, on August 14th via Favored Nations Entertainment. A full stream of the album is currently available at this location

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Snakecharmer: Inks Deal With Frontiers Records; Album Out In February 2013

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer. Formed by original Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray, along with Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash, Tina Turner), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne) and Chris Ousey (Heartland). 

Neil Murray commented “We're very excited that Snakecharmer has joined the Frontiers Records family, which includes many of the world's finest rock bands, and we can't wait to get out on tour in 2013 to promote our forthcoming album! " 

Micky Moody was pleased to say. “Like the rest of the guys I am very pleased to be associated with such a renowned record company. We've really enjoyed writing and recording the new album and look forward to a successful future alliance”!

Snakecharmer is looking forward to a great year ahead and a long and successful relationship with Frontiers Records. Looking forward to seeing you on the road in 2013”, added Laurie Wisefield. 

Snakecharmer brings you classic twin-guitar based hard rock music with an emphasis on vocal melodies and timeless hooks. Bringing influences from the classic British Hard Rock music of late 70's and early 80's and melting with the melodic sensibility of Chris Ousey's magic vocals akin to Lou Gramm and Paul Rodgers, Snakecharmer is the genuine article. 
Snakecharmer is currently hard at work in the studio putting finishing touches to the recording of their Self Titled debut album which will see the light of day in February 2013. 

Micky Moody - guitar, slide guitar, vocals
Neil Murray - bass
Laurie Wisefield - guitar, vocals
Harry James - drums, vocals
Adam Wakeman - keyboards, vocals
Chris Ousey - lead vocals

Fore more information, visit

Rush: Geddy Lee On Studio Q; 34 Minute Video Interview Posted

Back in June, Rush bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson were guests on Q with Jian Gomeshi. Available for streaming since June at, CBC Television have now also made it available for viewing online on YouTube. Check it out below: 

Loudness: "2012": Full Lenght Samples Available

Japanese metal legends Loudness will release their 25th offcial studio album, "2012", via Tokuma Communications in Japan on August 22nd. Some full length audio samples from the record are available below.

'The Stronger'
'End Of The Age'
'Break New Ground'
'Driving Force'
'Behind The Scene'
'Bang 'Em Dead'
'The Voice Of Metal'
'Who The Hell Cares'
'Spirit From The East'
'Memento Mori'
'Out Of The Space'
'Deep-Six The Law' 

Click here to order the album via CDJapan. 

T&N: "Slave To The Empire"; Album Details Revealed; Audio Samples Available

Rat Pak Records has set an October 31 release date for "Slave To The Empire", the debut album from T&N (formerly Tooth And Nail), the new project featuring current and former members of Dokken: George Lynch, Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums).

"Slave To The Empire" contains eight new original songs and four re-recorded classic Dokken songs that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim "Ripper" Owens, Doug Pinnick, Sebastian Bach and Robert Mason . The drum tracks on the new, original compositions were laid down by Brian Tichy.

"Slave To The Empire" track listing:

01. Slave To The Empire
02. Sweet Unknown
03. Tooth And Nail (feat. Doug Pinnick)
04. It's Not Love (feat. Robert Mason)
05. Rhythm Of The Soul
06. When Eagles Die
07. Into The Fire (Jeff Pilson)
08. Alone Again (feat. Sebastian Bach)
09. Mind Control
10. Kiss Of Death (feat. Tim "Ripper" Owens)
11. Jesus Train
12. Access Denied

Audio samples of all the songs are available in the youTube clip below.

Monday, September 24, 2012

KISS: Footage Of Final "The Tour" Concert Posted Online

KISS and Mötley Crüe played the final show of "The Tour" last night (Sunday, September 23) at Comcast Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS' performance can be seen below.

"The Tour" kicked off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia. Although the bands officially co-headlined the trek, Mötley Crüe  opened for KISS each night.

Next year KISS will be touring the rest of the world. Dates to be annonced. Stay tuned.

Focus: "Focus X"; New Studio Album Out In November; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Legendary progressive rock veterans Focus are set to release their new studio album, "Focus X", on November 5th via Eastworld Recordings.

With their unique progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the 70s as the most successful and the most appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. The band is fronted by founder and musical genius Thijs van Leer. Their hits include the instrumentals, "Hocus Pocus", "House Of The King", and "Sylvia", and their timeless albums include "Moving Waves", "Focus 3" and "Hamburger Concerto".

A new Focus era has arrived. There is a rejuvenated passion in the new compositions that adorn the new album "Focus X", which features a full scale Roger Dean painting on the cover. 

Thijs van Leer commented: “It’s a thrill to have finally completed Focus X; we are all ecstatic and looking forward to playing the new material on the forthcoming Focus X Tour.”

This album - and the following gigs - will surprise the loyal fans. They will hear once again all the classic Focus tunes and they will be surprised at the strength and depth of the new material.

"Our music is evolution, not revolution", Thijs van Leer once said about the music of Focus. 

After a comeback which resulted in the well received albums "Focus 8" and "Focus 9", the band is now back on the frontline, with a fantastic lineup. Also back on the drums is Pierre van der Linden, who is internationally renowned for his rhythmic skills, and is still a defining factor in the Focus sound. Bassist Bobby Jacobs, who stems from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, completes the band's current lineup. 

Focus tour dates: 

8 - Buxton, UK - Opera House 
9 - Hessle, UK - Town Hall 
10 - Glasgow, UK - The Ferry 
11 Hebden, UK - Bridge Trades Club 
13 - Wolverhampton, UK - Robin 2 
14 - Runcorn, UK - The Brindley 
15 - Barnsley, UK - Birdwell 
16 - Fletching, UK - Trading Boundaries 
17 - Tavistock, UK - The Wharf 
18 - Sutton, UK - Boom Boom Club 
19 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables 
20 - Chislehurst, UK - Beaverwood Club 

More on Focus at this location