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Sunday, March 31, 2013

KISS: The Summit Concert; Love Gun Tour 1977

KISS preforms in Houston, Texas (a.k.a. The Summit Concert), in 1977. This is on their Love Gun Tour '77. Some songs you may recognize off of "Alive II".

1) "I Stole Your Love"
2) "Take Me" or "King of the Night Time World"
3) "Ladies Room"
4) "Firehouse" (Gene Simmons Firebreathing)
5) "Love Gun"
6) "Hooligan" or "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"
7) "Makin' Love"
8) "Christine Sixteen"
9) "Shock Me" + Ace Frehley Guitar-Solo
10) "I Want You"
11) "Calling Dr. Love"
12) "Shout It Out Loud"
13) "God of Thunder"+ Gene Bloodspit
+ Peter Criss Drum Solo
14) "Rock and Roll All Nite" (Paul Stanley destroying his guitar at the end of the song)

15) "Detroit Rock City"
16) "Beth"
17) "Black Diamond"

Aerosmith: Live In Largo 1977; Full Concert

Aerosmith Live in Largo on December 22, 1977: Full Concert PRO Shot. Video starts at approx 01:00.


1.Back In The Saddle
2.S.O.S. (Too Bad)
3.Big Ten Inch Record
4.I Wanna Know Why
5.Lord of the Thighs
6.Lick and a Promise
7.Get It Up
8.Walk This Way
9.Sweet Emotion
10.Dream On
11.Walkin' the Dog
12.Mama Kin
13.Draw the Line
14.Same Old Song and Dance
15.Train Kept a Rollin'
16.Milk Cow Blues
17.Toys In The Attic

AC/DC: Live In Tokyo 1981; Full Concert

AC/DC live at Nihon Seinenkan, Tokyo in 1981. One of the best yet rarest AC/DC concerts ever made, with a performance almost as good as Donnington, River Plate or at the Apollo Theater in 1978. This concert has been remastered to 1080p, with improved audio and video.

1. 0:00 Hells Bells
2. 5:24 Shot Down In Flames
3. 8:49 Highway To Hell
4. 10:52 What Do You Do For Money Honey
5. 13:29 Sin City
6. 18:34 Back In Black
7. 22:13 Bad Boy Boogie
8. 33:17 Whole Lotta Rosie
9. 34:30 Rocker
10. 44:53 You Shook Me All Night Long
11. 47:50 TNT
12. 49:14 Let There Be Rock

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Van Halen: Live In California 1983; Full Concert

Awesome - here`s a full concert by Van Halen live in Devore, California, during the "Diver Down" tour in 1983:

Friday, March 29, 2013

Iron Maiden: Behind The Iron Curtain 1984

The video features footage of the band on the road in Eastern Europe in 1984, performing concerts in Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia as part of the World Slavery Tour. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Accept: "Balls to the Wall"; Expanded Edition 2CD Out In May

Hear No Evil Records/Cherry Red Records has announced a May 27th European/28th North American release date for the Expanded Edition of Accept's 1983 breakthrough album, "Balls To The Wall". 

Controversial at the time for its cover and some of the album’s themes, it was also their greatest commercial success, reaching number 75 in the US Billboard Hot 100. "Balls To The Wall" received gold status in the US, partly off the back of the heavy rotation the title track’s video received on MTV. 

The album is now backed by the bonus CD "Staying A Life: Live In Japan 1985", a live album recorded at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on September 18th, 1985. As well as storming live versions of key tracks from "Balls To The Wall", it features many Accept classics including "Breaker", "Princess Of The Dawn", "Restless And Wild", "Son Of A Bitch" and "Fast As A Shark". Watch the full concert below.

An expanded booklet features new liner notes from Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome, commissioned for this release. 

"Balls To The Wall" Expanded Edition tracklisting: 

Disc One: "Balls To The Wall" 

Balls To The Wall
London Leatherboys 
Fight It Back
Head Over Heels 
Losing More Than You'Ve Ever Had 
Love Child
Turn Me On
Losers And Winners 
Guardian Of The Night 

Disc Two: "Staying A Life: Live In Japan 1985" 

Metal Heart
Screaming For A Love Bite  
Up To The Limit
Living For Tonight 
Princess Of The Dawn 
Guitar Solo Wolf
Restless And Wild 
Son Of A Bitch
London Leatherboys 
Love Child
Flash Rockin' Man 
Dogs On Leads
Fast As A Shark 
Balls To The Wall 

Accept - Balls To The Wall by hushhush112

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Deep Purple: Live At Inglewood 1968

Deep Purple live at The Forum, Inglewood in Los Angeles October 18, 1968. This concert will be re-released as a part of the DP (Overseas) live series this year. In the meantime, enjoy the footage:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

John Sykes: New Album Studio Musicians Revealed

John Sykes has been immersed in the studio writing and arranging new tracks for some years. He has written well over 30 songs so far and has also had new equipment fitted in his studio, where he records all his own material. 

John is currently working on his fifth studio album that is due for release later this year. The title of the CD has not yet been disclosed, but there are some fantastic guest musicians on board, including:

* Tony Franklin (THE FIRM): Bass
* Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION): Bass
* Curt Bisquera (SARAH MCLACHLAN): Drums

Thursday, March 21, 2013

AC/DC: New Cliff Williams Video Interview Posted

David "Gus" Griesinger of conducted an interview with AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams at this year's NAMM show. You can now watch the chat below.

On when fans can expect a follow-up to 2008's "Black Ice": 

Cliff: "[There is] nothing in the works right now. We're still getting over the last tour, so we're just hanging out and doing stuff. The guys are writing material and when they've got some stuff together, they'll give us a holler." 

On the AC/DC songwriting process: 

Cliff: "[Angus and Malcolm] get a bunch of ideas together - some are more together than others - and then we'll all hit the studio or a little rehearsal room and we'll kick it around with a producer. And then we get in a studio and record, and that's kind of how it runs. The guys, I'm sure, are putting their time in [writing material for the new album] - Malcolm and Angus - but they're not ready for [the rest of the band to get involved] yet." 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Black Sabbath: New Ozzy Osbourne Interview Posted

Scott McLennan of Australia's Rip It Up recently conducted an interview with Ozzy Osbourne. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On going vegan in 2012:

Ozzy: "I tried it, but I didn't last more than a week or two. I'm eating more meat now than ever! The only meat I haven't touched is the horse they're eating over here. I'll eat anything..."

"I'll tell you what I really missed - meat! How can the guy who bit the head off several creatures suddenly turn full circle and now live on vegetables? That doesn't sound right. I was Satan last week, now I'm on some fucking do-it-yourself gardening experience. These days I'm on a very low-carb, high-protein diet and I've dropped 30 pounds and I exercise like a freak. I'm 65 this year. God only knows how I got that far - I should have been dead a thousand times."

On working with producer Rick Rubin on Black Sabbath's first studio album with Ozzy since 1978's "Never Say Die!":

Ozzy: "Every time I've seen him for the past 15 or 20 years, Rick Rubin's always said to me that if Sabbath ever got back together, he wanted to produce us. Before we went into the studio, people were telling us that he's always got five things going on at the same time, so he'll be in there one day and then you won't see him for three weeks. All I can say is that whenever I was in the studio, he was there. Rick Rubin is the producer and he knows what he's doing. If this is anywhere near as successful as the Adele album [Rubin co-produced], I'll be happy!"

On the possibility of Rubin sorting out an Ozzy-and-Adele collaboration:

Ozzy: "I'd die a happy man, I think she's fucking great. She's not fucking botox-faced, she's a normal, healthy girl who speaks in her native accent."

On Tony Iommi's lymphoma diagnosis:

Ozzy: "Tony's fine, but he can only go out on the road for six weeks at a time as he has to have infusions or some shit for his immune system. I was amazed that during his chemotherapy he was still writing songs. My heart goes out to him, because when Sharon had cancer a few years back, she was so sick from chemotherapy she could barely get out of bed. It's like having a football kick to the nuts. The chemotherapy is worse than the cancer - Sharon was like 'The Exorcist', having seizures all the time. Tony is doing really well, though."

On never forgetting his poverty-stricken West Midlands upbringing:

Ozzy: "You're not going to believe it, but if I'm passing I frequently go back to my old house and sit on the doorstep for half an hour in the middle of the night. I'll be going from Liverpool down the M6 and I'll pull off in Aston for the memories. I can remember sitting on that step when I was a kid wondering what I'd be when I was a man. It's all Pakistanis living there now."

Read more from Rip It Up.

Joe Satriani: "Unstoppable Momentum"; Album Details Revealed; Tour Dates Announced

Joe Satriani confirms the release of his 14th studio album, "Unstoppable Momentum", on May 7th through Epic Records. The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area and produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC). The album features an amazing array of talented players including Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction) on bass and on keyboards, Mike Keneally (Dethklok).

"Unstoppable Momentum" tracklisting:

Unstoppable Momentum
Can’t Go Back
Lies And Truths
Three Sheets To The Wind
I’ll Put A Stone On Your Cairn
A Door Into Summer
Shine On American Dreamer
Jumpin’ In
Jumpin’ Out
The Weight Of The World
A Celebration

Confirmed Joe Satriani tour dates include:

18 - KucukCiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
20 - Sala Palatului - Bucharest, Romania
22 - Tvornica Kulture - Zagreb, Hungary
24 - Sava Centar - Belgrade, Serbia
25 - Cvetlicarna - Ljubljana, Slovenia
26 - Velvet Rock Club - Rimini, Italy
28 - Palapartenope - Napoli, Italy
29 - Atlantico Live - Roma, Italy
30 - Live Club - Milano, Italy
31 - Obihall - Firenze, Italy

1 - Gran Teatro Geox - Padova, Italy
3 - Grand Rex - Paris, France
4 - Cirque Royal - Brussels, Belgium
5 - O13 - Tilburg, Netherlands
6 - De Ooosterpoort - Groningen, Netherlands
8 - 02 Apollo - Manchester, England
9 - Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, Scotland
10 - City Hall - Newcastle, England
11 - Philharmonic Hall - Liverpool, England
12 - Colston Hall - Bristol, England
13 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, England
15 - City Hall - Sheffield, England
16 - Guildhall - Portsmouth, England
17 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, England
18 - indogO2 - London, England
20 - Capitol - Hannover, Germany
21 - Jovel Music Hall - Munster, Germany
22 - Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany
23 - Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany
24 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany
26 - Serenadenhof - Nurnberg, Germany
27 - E Werk Koln - Cologne, Germany
28 - Phonix-Halle Mainz - Mainz, Germany
29 - Theaterhaus - Stuttgart, Germany
30 - Tonhalle - Munich, Germany

2 - Big Box - Kempton, Germany
3 - Gasometer - Vienna, Austria
4 - Loket Amphitheatre - Loket, Czech Republic
6 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
9 - A2 - St. Petersburg, Russia
10 - Moscow Arena - Moscow, Russia
12 - KSK Express - Rostov-on-Don, Russia
13 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia 

Deep Purple: "Now What?!!; Cover, Track List Unveiled

Deep Purple will release their 19th studio album, "Now What?!" on the following dates:

* Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Spain: April 26
* UK, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark: April 29
* North America, Italy: April 30
* Sweden: May 1

"We never used to do much more than just turn up at the studio, plug in our amps and play. We were literally a garage band back then. We disliked all the discipline of studios and all the engineers and all that, so we ended up recording bars and garages in the early days. And soBob really brought us back around into the 21st century. We're not normally very good at planning. The band turns up a rehearsal with no songs that's always been now we are. We just jam and by about the third or fourth day, we start to have ideas for songs and start developing from there. Back then and today, just like that." – Ian Gillan to Noisecreep.

"Now What?!" track listing:

01. A Simple Song
02. Weirdistan
03. Out Of Hand
04. Hell To Pay
05. Body Line
06. Above And Beyond
07. Blood From A Stone
08. Uncommon Man
09. Après Vous
10. All The Time In The World
11. Vincent Price

Monday, March 18, 2013

Whitesnake: David Coverdale Talks New Album Projects In New Interview

Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden's Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with  David Coverdale. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metalshrine: As I understand it, there's two live albums coming out, "Live In Japan" and "Live In Britain". Why two?

David Coverdale: Because they're both extremely different. We didn't plan the Japanese project. You know, the Japanese tour was booked and we were invited to headline at Loud Park and I hadn't headlined a Japanese music festival since 1984, so that was a very exciting premise for me. They made a very generous offer and then asked if they could film three songs for a TV special. We said OK and my co-producers, Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre, and I, mixed the three songs and obviously watching the video and going crazy. It looked fantastic and we had them send over the rest of the footage and thought, "This could be a fabulous follow-up to 'Still Of The Night'.". And where we are now, featuring new songs for the first time. The record company we work with, Frontiers, they were absolutely positive in their response, so we added that to the mix. What we're doing with the"Made In Britain" CD, is giving it a different sonic identity. The CD from"Made In Japan" is a soundtrack and the bonus stuff features behind-the-scenes, soundcheck stuff we recorded in different Japanese venues. Having fun with some our songs, like trying an unplugged version of "Good To Be Bad" and "Tell Me How" from the "Forevermore" album. Stuff that people normally don't get to hear. For the second CD, it's "Whitesnake the world record." We're taking songs from all over different cities, like Oslo and there might be a Sweden Rock. I'm not sure if we legally can do that. Stuff from Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio. It's two entirely different projects, and for the end of the year, we're hoping to achieve a limited-edition box set for Christmas, called "Forevermore - The Complete Collection", which will have everything "Forevermore"-related plus outtakes, alternate mixes, acoustic versions of songs, behind-the-scenes footage. Really cool stuff. It's fascinating, Niclas, because "Forevermore" is an extraordinary jewel in the Whitesnake catalog. It still got legs, as they say. It's still selling significant records, and now I'm involved in a daily exercise called Twitter. A lot of people didn't know Whitesnake was still going because a lot of people still don't search the Internet or listen to music and they feel they've grown out of music, but then discovering that we're still playing and not only that, but flourishing as a positive force. It's amazing, so people are checking out "Good To Be Bad" and "Forevermore" since the first of January. Everything just keeps igniting the next wave of enthusiasm for Whitesnake, which is a great feeling. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Europe: To Record 10th Album in Early 2014

Joey Tempest has issued the following update:

"Thought I'd write you a little note about whats going on in the Europe camp at the moment.

"We are having little break after the amazing 'Bag Of Bones' adventures last year. We are, however, working on ideas and new items to celebrate our 30th anniversary, together with you guys. So please keep visiting this site. All shall be revealed soon.

"I'm currently spending some time in London with my family and at the same time upgrading my studio. I've got some ideas I'm dying to try out for our next album. The rest of the guys are in Stockholm.  Norum is preparing for his tour with his little sister Tone. I think it's a great idea! As long as I have known them both, they have been so involved and passionate about music. I don't believe they have ever performed together like this, so it's really exclusive! Meeting them both when I was around 14 years old, I immediately wanted to start a band with John.

"I know Levén has got some great new song ideas lined up. Mic always writes and I hope he's got something as cool as the riff for 'Firebox' for me to sink my teeth into. He is such a musical guy! And will this be the album when Mr. Haugland contributes even more as a writer? That would be so cool! Always when we're in pre-production or in the studio he's got the greatest ideas for arrangements and so forth. The guy is like dynamite!

"We're all looking forward to getting back on the road in May, when we also will be rehearsing for the mega Sweden Rock Festival! Two-and-a-half-hour-long show with exclusive guests! Songs from all of our albums, with a few we haven't played in ages! This will truly be a special night! On the road this year we'll also be teaming up with our friends in Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Journey and many others. We're also interested in checking out Black Star Riders this summer; they will be on the same bill as us on a couple of festivals.

"Download and Hellfest this year! How cool is that?! Mind you, we'd better be 'camping' a few days before the gig at Download this year, so we don't miss it : ) Back to Spain as well... we missed you guys on the 'Bag Of Bones' tour last year!

"We'll be touring festivals all of 2013 and the winter will be spent writing music and doing sessions together to find the 'vibe' for the next record. We'll be going into the studio again beginning of 2014 to record Europe No. 10. Hey! It's a big deal for us! Ten albums. WOW!

"Just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for you incredible support over the years. You have really helped us build this band up again. These days we are yet again a force to be reckoned with! I've always said: You guys keep us in the best job in the world!"

Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)"; Book Cover Unveiled

"Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)" will be released on September 10, 2013 via It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Written by Gene Simmons and Ken Sharp, "Nothin' To Lose: The Making Of KISS (1972-1975)" is a 544-page hardcover book that chronicles for the first time the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album"Alive!" and the smash single "Rock And Roll All Nite", a song that nearly four decades later remains one of the band's most enduring anthems.

Drawing on more than 200 interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of super-stardom. Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews withPaul Stanley, Gene, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as producers, engineers, management, roadies, costume and stage designers, fans, and musical contemporaries from the time, including: original manager Bill Aucoin, Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, rock photographer Bob Gruen, promoter Ron Delsner, Ted Nugent, Dick Clark, Alice Cooper, Marshall Crenshaw, and Bob Seger, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Styx, Nazareth, Slade, Blue Öyster Cult, Uriah Heep, Mott The Hoople, New York Dolls and Ramones among others. The end result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and the music scene they changed forever.

Black Sabbath: "13" Set For June 11 Release; Pre-Orders Ready

Beginning today, "13" will be available for pre-order on a variety of formats via "13" is set for a June 11 release.

Pre-order options:

* Standard CD album

* Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)

* Vinyl: a 12-inch heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

* Super Deluxe Box Set: a limited-edition 12-inch clamshell box set which contains: deluxe double CD album, 12-inch heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve, exclusive DVD containing "Black Sabbath - The Reunion" documentary, plus five behind-the-scenes videos, download card containing exclusive track-by-track interview with Black Sabbath, "13"exclusive photographic prints and handwritten album lyrics.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders any of these formats via will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of VIP tickets to an official "13" album launch event in London, including a meet-and-greet with the band, flights and accommodation Additional details and full terms and conditions on the contest can be found at

"Robert Plant: A Life"; Biography Coming In October 2013 (US In January 2014)

According to USA Today, It Books  has acquired rights to a biography of  Robert Plant, to be published in the U.K. in October 2013, and appear in the U.S. in January 2014.

"Robert Plant: A Life" is written by former Q and Kerrang! editor Paul Rees, and is based on in-depth interviews with those closest to to the Led Zeppelin frontman as well as access to the singer himself. It will follow Plant's career from early folk gigs in the 1960s in the Black Country, to his globe-spanning success with rock pioneers Led Zeppelin, as well as his recent Grammy-winning career working alongside bluegrass singer Alison Krauss.

Natalie Jerome at Harper Non-Fiction UK said: "Robert Plant's stature as one of the greatest frontmen of all time is without question and as fans of his music from Led Zeppelin  to present, we have long wanted to publish his story. This book is as close to Plant telling his own story in his own words as we've seen or heard to date.

"Paul's close professional relationship with Robert is going to make for a revealing read and we can't wait to bring one of the greatest untold rock n' roll stories to the world."

Robert Plant is one of the few genuine living rock legends. Frontman of Led Zeppelin , musical innovator and seller of millions of records, Plant has been a profound influence on music, culture and modern history for over 40 years. Volumes have been written on the Zeppelin story, but Plant's tale has barely been told - until now.

Vividly written and meticulously researched by acclaimed music writer Paul Rees, "Robert Plant: A Life" is an indispensible part of any music bookshelf.

For more than a decade, Robert Plant led one of the biggest and most successful rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin . The sheer scale of their success is extraordinary: in the U.S. alone they sold 70 million records, a figure surpassed only by The Beatles, while "Stairway To Heaven", the band's most recognizable song, has been played more times on American radio than any other track.

But Plant's legacy stretches far beyond the band. Here Paul Rees, whose professional relationship with Plant spans decades, brings the whole picture into focus for the first time - from the forces that shaped him as a boy in the Black Country to the ravaging highs and lows of the Zeppelin years; from his relationship with Jimmy Page and John Bonham to the solo career that today, at the age of 64, sees him producing some of the most acclaimed work of his career.

Told with tenacity, emotion and the spark of brilliance that befits such an enigmatic frontman, this is the definitive story of a man of incredible talent, remarkable courage and extraordinary conviction.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Sabbath: Snippets Of New Music Posted Online; Rick Rubin on Producing Black Sabbath's New Album, "13"

You can hear the first snippets of new Black Sabbath music in the YouTube clip below. In this clip producer Rick Rubin and the band members talk about the recordings of "13":

Rainbow: Live In Munich 1977; 2CD/DVD/LP Out In April

On April 30, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Rainbow: Live In Munich 1977 on 2CD, DVD, and 2LP.

Captured during the band’s 1977 European tour, Live In Munich is the only full live concert ever filmed with the classic Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James Dio/Cozy Powell classic line-up. With newly remastered sound, this is also the first time this complete concert is available on vinyl.

Rainbow was the brainchild of legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, created in 1975 after his departure from Deep Purple. A string of hit albums ignited immediate success, which persevered until 1983, when Blackmore disbanded the group (and re-joined Deep Purple). Featuring the line-up of Blackmore, Cozy Powell (drums), Bob Daisley (bass), David Stone (keyboards), and premiere Rock and Roll vocalist Ronnie James Dio, the excitement in the air during this night was electric. This might be due, in part, to Blackmore’s late arrival to Munich just before the concert, after being smuggled out of Austria after trouble with the police at a gig two nights earlier. This seemed to inspire both the band and the audience to create a truly remarkable gig.

The DVD includes original promo videos for "Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll", "Gates Of Babylon" and "L.A. Connection", a photo gallery, slideshow with audio commentary, interviews, and the Rainbow Over Texas ‘76 feature, which includes additional interviews and performance footage. Truly, Live In Munich 1977 is a brilliant showcase of the primal electricity of Rainbow. 

CD tracklisting:
Kill the King'
'Sixteenth Century Greensleeves'
'Catch the Rainbow'
'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll''

Disc 2
'Man on the Silver Mountain'
'Still I'm Sad'
'Do You Close Your Eyes?'

DVD tracklisting:
'Kill the King'
'Sixteenth Century Greensleeves'
'Catch the Rainbow'
'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll'
'Man on the Silver Mountain'
'Still I'm Sad'
'Do You Close Your Eyes?'

Special features
'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Video)
'Gates of Babylon (Video)
'LA Connection (Video)
Bob Daisley Interview
Colin Hart Interview
Audio Commentary 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Deep Purple: "All the Time in the World"; Official Lyric Video Posted; "Hell to Pay" Audio Available

The two brand new Deep Purple songs "Hell to Pay" and "All the Time in the World" premiered on radio on March 11. Watch the official lyric video for "All the Time in the World" below:

Black Sabbath: "Tony's The Kind Of Bloke That Doesn't Want To Let Us Down," Says Geezer Butler In New Interview

"Tony's the kind of bloke that doesn't want to let us down," Geezer Butler recently told Guitar World. "He wouldn't let his illness interfere with this album. He wanted to get it done."

After much fan speculation regarding Ward's replacement, it was finally revealed this January that Brad Wilk - best known for his work with Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave - had been brought in by Rubin to handle the album's drum duties.

"We'd have loved to have Bill on the album," Butler said. "But suddenly something came up. I went to Hawaii when Tony started his treatment, and when l came back, Bill wasn't in the band anymore."

"The only sad thing is that Bill couldn't keep it together," Osbourne told Revolver magazine. "It would have been great to have Bill with us. I've never understood the business side of this. I don't choose to go there. My wife does that for me, and Geezer's wife is his manager, and Tony's got his manager. So, I keep my nose out of it. But they couldn't come to an agreement with him. I mean, I still love him, and I wish him well, but…"

Although the band was skeptical at first about enlisting Wilk to lay down the drum tracks on "13", he proved up to the task.

"I was really surprised," Butler told Guitar World. "He had that Bill Ward kind of jazzy swing feel, rather than heavy metal bashing."

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Deep Purple: Audio Samples Of Two New Songs Posted Online

Audio samples of two new songs from Deep Purple - "Hell To Pay" and "All The Time In The World" - can be streamed at (click on "ÉCOUTER" next to each songtitle to hear the sample). Both tracks come off the band's 19th studio album, "Now What?!". Or listen in the YouTube clips below.

Moscow radio station Rock FM will broadcast "Hell To Pay" and "All The Time In The World" on Monday, March 11. The tracks will air at 3:15 p.m. MSK and be repeated at 6:15 p.m. MSK. The same day a video teaser for "All The Time In The World" will be released on the official Deep Purple YouTube channel. 

Rock FM broadcast locally on 95.2 FM and online (worldwide) at (click on the white play button next to the station logo). 

Judas Priest: Working in the Studio On New Album PLUS Live "Epitaph" DVD & Bluray

The official Judas Priest website announces new studio album and "Epitaph" Live DVD:

"The guys are working in the studio on their new album - and all is going is really well!

We will be releasing the live 'Epitaph' DVD & Bluray soon - release date to be announced shortly! Watch video teaser below.

Judas Priest have just done really well in the Japanese Burrn! magazine polls:

They won the best live act
2nd most shining band (we think this means most outstanding!)
Rob Halford is 4th in the best vocalist category
Screaming For Vengeance 30th Anniversary DVD is 7th in the Best DVD Category

We're keeping the sites quiet for now whilst the guys are in the studio - more details to be announced soon!"

Friday, March 8, 2013

David Lee Roth Guests "Joe Rogan Experience" Podcast; Video Available

On the latest episode of the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, host Joe Rogan and Brian Redban are joined by  David Lee Roth. They discuss a number of topics, including nutrition, smoking, Dave's famous jumpkicks, songwriting and the Van Halen reunion. You can watch the two-hour-and-40-minute podcast below.

David Lee Roth recently gave a lengthly interview to Rolling Stone and says he wants co-founding bassist Michael Anthony back in Van Halen - among other things. Apart from the Sydney appearance and a trio of Japanese shows in June, the band remains in a state of limbo.
Last summer, Van Halen backed out of 31 North American dates, citing exhaustion, and then Eddie Van Halen was sidelined for four-to-six months after undergoing surgery for the inflammatory intestinal affliction diverticulitis.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel; New Photos

According to "Tales From The Stage Volume 1" author Michael Toney, Jake E. Lee has set Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel as the name of his new project, obviously referencing the axeman's Japanese roots. The group features Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars & Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums. The lead vocalist position is almost solidified, but details are still being worked out. The only information that has thus far been provided is that he hails from Canada, and certain logistics need to be ironed out prior to a formal announcement.

In the process of recording his new album at Las Vegas' The Hideout Studios  - owned and operated by Kevin Churko  - Lee's first new release will feature a combination of legendary rock artists and some of the biggest names of new metal. Already recorded are guest appearances by Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Paul Di'Anno and Maria Brink (In This Moment), with many other big names attached to the project.

Toney says: "The two new tracks that I have heard are very impressive, and are incredibly fresh sounding - but not really in the same family as [Jake's] work with Badlands or Ozzy. It's still hard rock, but perhaps a bit more melodic."

Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Black Sabbath: Live On Don Kirsherner's Rock Concert 1975; Complete

Black Sabbath's official YouTube channel has uploaded some classic footage of the band's appearance on the popular television music variety show Don Kirsherner's Rock Concert in 1975. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward performed: 'Killing Yourself To Live', 'Hole In The Sky', 'Snowblind', 'War Pigs' and 'Paranoid'. Check out the 25-minute clip below: 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anvil: "Hope In Hell"; Cover Artwork, Track List Revealed; Album Teaser Available

Two years after their current release "Juggernaut Of Justice", Canadian metal legends Anvil are back with their latest studio album. "Hope In Hell", an impressive metal recording featuring 13 haunting songs, is for release on May 27 in Europe and May 24 in Germany onSPV/Steamhammer and will be available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuring Anvil's new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band a year ago. "

"We're really happy with Sal. His style is powerful and amazingly imaginative," says  Steve "Lips" Kudlow, who composed the entire album along with drummer Robb Reiner. "It's a little as if we'd enlisted Steve Harris."

"Hope In Hell" was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took Anvil around the globe. "We hadn't expected this kind of extensive tour when we brought out 'Juggernaut Of Justice'," Kudlow confesses. "Time just flew by. I could hardly believe it when I found myself in the studio again after the tour, ready to work on the next album. The reactions to 'Juggernaut Of Justice' and the shows had been so positive that we had plenty of ideas and inspiration for new material."

"Hope In Hell" track listing:

01. Hope In Hell
02. Eat Your Words
03. Through With You
04. The Fight Is Never Won
05. Pay The Toll
06. Flying
07. Call Of Duty
08. Badass Rock N Roll
09. Time Shows No Mercy
10. Mankind Machine
11. Shut The Fuck Up
12. Hard Wired (bonus track)
Fire At Will (bonus track)

Friday, March 1, 2013

DIO: "Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986"; DVD Out In May

DIO's "Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986" DVD will be released on May 28 via Eagle Vision. 

"Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986" was filmed at The Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986 during the second leg of the"Sacred Heart" tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was issued in an edited form first on VHS and then DVD. Now for the first time the full concert is being released in the original running order, restored from the original 16mm film and with remastered sound. It's an extraordinary live show with a giant animatronic dragon towering over the stage and spectacular lasers and pyrotechnics. 

"Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986" track listing:

01. Draco Ignis
02. King Of Rock And Roll
03. Like The Beat Of A Heart
04. Don't Talk To Strangers
05. Hungry For Heaven
06. Medley: 'The Last In Line / Children Of The Sea / Holy Diver / The Last In Line (reprise)
07. Drum Solo
08. Heaven And Hell
09. Keyboard Solo
10. Guitar Solo
11. Sacred Heart
12. Medley: Rock 'n' Roll Children / Long Live Rock 'n' Roll / Man On The Silver Mountain / Rock 'n' Roll Children (reprise)
13. Time To Burn
14. Stand Up And Shout
15. Rainbow In The Dark
01. We Rock

Bonus features include:

* "Sacred Heart Tour" Featurette
* Interview '86
* Interview with Ronnie & Craig
* "Rock 'n' Roll Children" music video
* Behind The Scenes

"Finding The Sacred Heart - Live In Philly 1986" will also be released on Blu-ray, CD and LP.

DIO's lineup on the DVD:

Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Jimmy Bain - Bass
Vinny Appice - Drums
Craig Goldy - Guitar
Claude Schnell - Keyboards 

If you can`t wait for the DVD, watch the YouTube version below - and buy the DVD in May: