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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Deep Purple: "NOW What?!"; First Single Is "Hell To Pay"/"All The Time in The World"

Deep Purple announce the first studio album since 2005 and reveal details for the first double A-Side single to be released on March 29th.

"NOW What ?!" has been produced by Bob Ezrin, one of the most important rock producers of all time (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss and many others)

"NOW What ?!" features 11 new songs.

"NOW What ?!" was recorded with no musical rules… and it shows a modern and fresh production… to the point that Deep ?urp!e have never sounded so close to the spirit of the 70s in the last 20 years as they do NOW.

"NOW What ?!" has the excellence and elegance of "Perfect Strangers" and the wild freedom of "Made in Japan".

"NOW What ?!" will also be released as a limited edition with a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple discussing the new album and one bonus studio cover version.

"NOW What ?!" will be released as double vinyl LP.

"NOW What ?!" is also the name of the World Tour to be announced shortly.
"NOW What ?!" will be released in Germany on April 26th. Worldwide release dates can be found at www.deeppurple-nowwhat.comwhich will be updated daily with news, lyrics, photos & more.

The first taste of "NOW What ?!" will be the release of a double A-side single on March 29th (as a limited and numbered vinyl 7“, CD single and digital download).

7“ VINYL (limited to 1000 numbered copies)
Side A: "Hell To Pay" (radio edit)
Side B: "All The Time in The World" (radio mix – edit)

1) “All The Time in The World“ (radio mix – edit)
2) “Hell To Pay“ (radio edit)
3) Perfect Strangers (bonus track live)
4) Rapture Of The Deep (bonus track live)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Led Zeppelin: "Physical Graffiti"; Classic Album Under Review

This film is a documentary film about the buildup, making, release, and crucially music contained on this most revered of albums. With the aid of rare and classic performances, scarce interviews, seldom seen photographs and contributions from those involved in the making of the record plus the review and critique from a panel of Led Zeppelin experts, this program finally lifts the lid on what many believe to be Led Zeps very finest offering.

"Physical Graffiti" is the sixth studio album by Led Zeppelin. It is a double album which was released on 24 February 1975. Recording sessions for the album were initially disrupted when John Paul Jones considered leaving the band. After reuniting at Headly Grange, the band wrote and recorded eight songs, the combined length of which stretched the album beyond the typical length of an LP. This prompted the band to make "Physical Graffiti" a double album by including previously unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions.

"Physical Graffiti" was a great success; the album is 16 times platinum (though this signifies shipping of 8 million copies, as it is a double album) in the United States alone, and has come to be regarded as one of Led Zeppelin's defining works. The album is ranked highly on several prominent best album or best rock album lists of all time.

Led Zeppelin • Physical Graffiti • Part 2 by 1tommypeters1
Led Zeppelin • Physical Graffiti • Part 1 by 1tommypeters1

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Deep Purple: Roger Glover Interviewed In Dubai; Video Available

Deep Purple headlined the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2013 at Festival Park, Dubai Festival City on February 21st. During the band's stay, MyDubai MyCity spoke with bassist Roger Glover. Check out the two-part interview below: 

Metallica: Soundwave Brisbane 2013: Setlist Revealed; Videos Posted

The Soundwave festival kicked off earlier tonight (Saturday, February 23), with headliners Metallica performing an 18-song set spanning the band's entire 30-year recording career.

Metallica opened the show with "Hit The Lights" and "Master Of Puppets" and finished with "Enter Sandman" before returning for a massive encore featuring "Creeping Death", "Battery" and "Seek & Destroy".

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. The Shortest Straw
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
06. Fuel
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. Fade To Black
10. …And Justice For All
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman


16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek & Destroy

Friday, February 22, 2013

Joe Satriani: "Unstoppable Momentum"; New Solo Album Coming May 7

Joe Satriani has issued the following update:

"Now that the asteroid has safely passed us by, I feel it's time to break my cyberspace silence and let you all know what I've been up to these last few months.

"After returning home from the last of three incredible G3 tours, I got down to writing music for a new solo record. A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded.

"With 16 of the songs selected for the project, all heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences, I realized I needed to assemble a new studio band. The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression of the material, from each player. I pulled into Skywalker Sound with Mike Keneally on keyboards, Chris Chaney on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The chemistry between these awesome players was fantastic, and we blazed through all the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances.

"On Valentine's Day I finally finished all the overdubs, reviewed the tracks with engineer/producer Mike Fraser and started loading out of the studio, elated! Now it's on to Vancouver, British Columbia, to mix.

"The new record will be called 'Unstoppable Momentum' and should see a release date of May 7th. I'm not sure how many songs will make it to the final sequence as I still have a lot of work ahead of me in that department.

"As you can see from the tour page [on my official web site], we are gearing up to bring the new music on tour starting in mid-May and continuing through 2013. My touring band will consist of Mike Keneally on keys and guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums. I'm so excited about tearing it up on stage with this new band! See you out there on tour..."

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Deep Purple: More Audio Teasers Posted Onlline

More teasers from the next Deep Purple album is available below. Get all the updates on the new album  on the official facebook page.

Motörhead: "We've Got 11 Songs So Far", Says Lemmy: New Album Coming This Summer

"We've got eleven songs so far", says Lemmy in a new interview. "I'm just writing words to them at the moment, and putting bass and vocals on the tracks. So we'll see - it will take a little while. It's going all right though. I did two tracks yesterday." 

Confirmed song titles that Lemmy was willing to offer up are "Outsider" and "Silence When You Speak to Me". 

Cameron Webb is producing the album which is set for a Summer 2013 release.

Michael Schenker Group: Live At Rockpalast 1981

Michael Schenker Group recorded live in Hamburg, Germany, on Janyary 24, 1981. An awsome show featuring the mighty Cozy Powell on drums! Full concert available below.

Michael Schenker: guitar
Gary Barden: vocal
Chris Glen: bass
Paul Raymond: keyboard
Cozy Powell: drums

01  (Intro)
02  Armed And Ready
03  Cry For The Nations
04  Victim Of Illusions
05  Natural Thing
06  Feels Like A Good Thing
07  Into The Arena
08  Rock Bottom
09  Lookin' Out From Nowhere
10  Lost Horizons
11  Doctor Doctor
12  Lights Out

Monday, February 18, 2013

Robert Plant: Full "60 Minutes" Segment Posted; Plant Got Nothing Planned For 2014...Yet

Robert Plant recently sat down for an interesting interview with the Australian edition of "60 Minutes". The legendary singer hinted at the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion in 2014. Watch the full segment below.

Plant concluded the interview by addressing the eternal question of a full-scale Led Zeppelin reunion, saying he’s got nothing scheduled for 2014. Read the full story here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tony Iommi, Brain May Working On "Riffs" Album

Few musicans turn down having Tony Iommi  backing them up, and soon more bands will get the chance. The guitarist has a treasure trove of riffs laying around, unused, in his studio. Brian May has inspired Iommi to put them to good use.

In a recent interview with Kerrang!, May talks about the riffs album the two were working on. “The idea was to put all these riffs out in some form so that people could build their own songs from them,” he says (quote via “You could make your own music with Tony Iommi on guitar!”

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Whitesnake: "Made In Japan"; 2CD/DVD Out In April

Frontiers Records will release Whitesnake's highly anticipated live concert, "Made In Japan", on deluxe 2CD/DVD edition, Blu-ray and DVD in North America on Tuesday, April 23. 

Whitesnake  co-headlined the Loud Park festival on October 15, 2011 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their"Forevermore World Tour". The performance was initially recorded for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcast on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitesnake   received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available for general release.

Having spent most of 2012 editing and mixing the Japanese concert in stunning HD as a multi-format DVD-CD in 5.1 and stereo, just prior to commencing the "Year Of The Snake" 2013 world tour, this exceptional performance is a welcome addition to the history of Whitesnake  live releases. Now fans can relive the irresistible magic of Whitesnake  in concert any time their heart and loins may desire!

CD track listing:

CD 1

01. Best Years
02. Give Me All Your Love Tonight
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. Is This Love
05. Steal Your Heart Away
06. Forevermore
07. Six String Showdown
08. Love Will Set You Free
09. Drum Solo
10. Fool For Your Loving
11. Here I Go Again
12. Still Of The Night

Bonus CD 2 - Soundcheck

01. Love Will Set You Free
02. Steal Your Heart Away
03. Fare Thee Well (Acoustic Version)
04. One Of These Days (Acoustic Version)
05. Lay Down Your Love
06. Evil Ways
07. Good To Be Bad (Acoustic Version)
08. Tell Me How (Acoustic Version)

DVD and Blu-ray track listing:

01. Best Years
02. Give Me All Your Love Tonight
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. Is This Love
05. Steal Your Heart Away
06. Forevermore
07. Six String Showdown
08. Love Will Set You Free
09. Drum Solo
10. Fool For Your Loving
11. Here I Go Again
12. Still Of The Night
13. Forevermore (fan video)
14. Steal Your Heart Away (fan video)

The musicians:

David Coverdale (vocals)
Doug Aldrich (guitar)
Reb Beach (guitar)
Michael Devin (bass)
Briian Tichy (drums)

Special guest:

Brian Ruedy (keyboards)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black Sabbath: An Inside Look At Black Sabbath in the Studio; Video Posted

Here`s an inside look at Black Sabbath in the studio discussing their next studio album. The album is set for a June 2013 release. Stay tuned for more updates!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Black Sabbath: New Album Sounds Like Satanic Blues, According to Ozzy Osbourne; Video Snippet From Studio Posted

Although Ozzy Osbourne describes the new album as "Satanic blues," Iommi's illness isn't the only thing that's changed about Sabbath. Osbourne admits he is no longer the "crazy, raging alcoholic drug addict" he was during the making of his last Sabbath record, 1978's "Never Say Die". ("It should've been called I Wish I Was Dead," he grumbles.) And even a new Sabbath song like the provocatively titled "God Is Dead" takes an unexpected turn. "It starts off, 'God is dead,'" Osbourne says, before adding a bit wistfully, "but at the end it says, 'I don't believe that God is dead.'"

Read the full story here.

In a nod to their roots, tracks like "End Of The Beginning" and "Age of Reason" stretch out to as long as eight minutes. "I don't know what's going on in the music world," Osbourne says. "My wife mentions bands to me and I don't know what the fuck she's talking about. We just do what we always did." 

Always-controversial producer Rick Rubin wanted Cream drummer Ginger Baker to replace Bill Ward in Black Sabbath, guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Deep Purple: New Studio Photos Posted Online

The new Bob Ezrin produced studio album by Deep Purple is set for release late April this year. The band posted these studio photos on their facebook page today:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Van Halen: The Studio Albums 1978-1984"; Ltd Edition 6CD Box Out In March

Van Halen have sold over 75 million albums worldwide since their awsome debut in 1978. "Van Halen: The Studio Albums 1978-1984" is due for release March 26th, 2013.

This Limited Edition 6CD Box Set documents the band’s indelible history from their self-titled 1978 debut until the "1984" album, which was to be singer David Lee Roth’s last record with the band until 2012.

Van Halen
Van Halen II
Women And Children First
Fair Warning
Diver Down

You can pre-order the box set here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bon Jovi: "What About Now"; Cover Artwork Revealed

Bon Jovi has issued the following statement:

 "It's here! The ground-breaking album artwork for our new album, What About Now! Using the official Bon Jovi app & the image above you can make the album artwork come alive. The experience starts now! Download the official Bon Jovi app here. Open the app, then click on the tab labeled 'Augmented Reality' (If your AR tab doesn't open be sure you have downloaded the most recent version of the app). Point your device at the image above. The app will open the animation. Tap the animation to unlock an exclusive new video: the Track By Track for "Not Running Anymore!"

John Sykes: Working On His 5th Solo Album

The official web site of guitarist/vocalist John Sykes has been updated with the following message:

"Since John left the Thin Lizzy reunion band a few years back, he has been immersed in the studio writing and arranging new tracks. He has written well over 30 tracks up to now and has also had new equipment fitted in his studio, where he records all his own material."

"John is currently working on a fifth studio album that is due for release 2013. The title of this album is yet undisclosed, but we are told that this has had a lot of time taken on it and there are some fantastic guest musicians on board."

Sykes announced his departure from Thin Lizzy in July 2009, explaining that "I feel it's time to get back to playing my own music."

Monday, February 4, 2013

Uli Jon Roth: Quality Cleveland 2013 Footage Posted

Video footage of Uli Jon Roth's February 2 performance at the Pirates Cove in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below.

Uli is currently on the road in North America as part of a tour commemorating the 40th anniversary of his joining the Scorpions.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Black Sabbath: Mixing New Album In February, Says Geezer Butler In New Video Interview

Eddie Trunk conducted an interview with bassistGeezer Butler for Hartke at this year's NAMM. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts from the chat follow.

On the new Black Sabbath album:

Geezer: "We've finished recording it. Tony's back in England putting down a couple of solos. Then we start mixing it in Febraury and it will be out in June.

"The provisional title is '13' - unless we can come up with something more constructive."

On Black Sabbath's touring plans:

Geezer: "We start at the end of April in New Zealand, then we go to Australia, then Japan. June, we'll be promoting the album, then July and August [is] USA. Then October is South America and Europe in November and December."

On how it feels to be back working with Ozzy Osbourne again:

Geezer: "It's great. We just have a lot of laughs and lot of fun."

On whether he has contributed lyrics to the new album, like he has in the past:

Geezer: "Yeah, I've written most of the lyrics. Ozzy comes up with the titles and then gives me an inspiration to write the lyrics. I think we've got 16 songs and I've written 14 sets of lyrics."

On his plans to release another solo album:

Geezer: "When I finish this cycle for the Sabbath touring and album and everything else, we'll start work on the next GZR album. There's a lot of material written. It's just getting the time to record it. It'll probably be sometime next year."