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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Motörhead: European Tour Postponed

UPDATE Nov 5: The band's recently cancelled European live dates have been rescheduled!
Lemmy has released the following statement:

"I have to sadly let you know that Motörhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014.

"We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry - I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.

"It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn't quite ready to hit the road yet, but not nearly as much as it would've disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motörhead tour, they expect a 
Motörhead  how, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.

"Your patience and understanding is appreciated...and know that I'm getting stronger and stronger every day, so watch out next spring Europe and we will see you then.

"Thank you all."

The tour is scheduled to restart in February. Fans, keep your tickets and check back with for further details in the coming weeks.

Monday, October 28, 2013

KISS: Complete Budokan Performance October 24 Posted Online

Professionally filmed video footage of KISS' October 24 performance at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan can be seen below.

The band's setlist was as follow:
01. Psycho Circus
02. Shout It Out Loud
03. Do You Love Me?
04. I Love It Loud
05. Hell Or Hallelujah
06. War Machine
07. Sukiyaki
08. Heavens On Fire
09. Calling Dr. Love
10. Say Yeah
11. Shock Me
12. Outta This World
13. Tommy Thayer And Eric Singer Jam
14. Gene Simmons Solo
15. God Of Thunder
16. Lick It Up
17. Love Gun
18. Paul Solo
19. Black Diamond

20. Detroit Rock City
21. I Was Made For Lovin' You
22. Rock And Roll All Nite

Boston: "Life, Love & Hope"; Audio Samples From Entire New Album Posted Online: New Song "Heaven On Earth" Available

Boston's new studio album, "Life, Love & Hope" will be released on December 3 via Frontiers Records. More than a decade in the making, the new album features 11 tracks replete with the classic and beloved Boston sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Tom Scholz' musical artistry.

Audio samples of the tracks that will appear on "Life, Love & Hope" can be streamed at

More details on the new album here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Michael Schenker Group: Rockpalast 1981

Michael Schenker Group recorded live in Hamburg, Germany, on January 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

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour`74 - Full Concert

Rory Gallagher's 1974 tour of Ireland coincided with one of the most tumultuous times in Belfast. Violence from IRA-terrorists was erupting throughout the city even at rock concerts. As a result, most rock acts refused to play in the city. 

The day before Gallagher's scheduled concert in Belfast ten bombs went off at various locations around the city. Everyone expected Gallagher to cancel as all the other big names had but he went on with the concert and was rewarded with one of his best shows. 

A local Belfast journalist writing to describe the concert and the feeling of staying strong in the face of terrorism said "I've never seen anything quite so wonderful, so stirring, so uplifting, so joyous as when Gallagher and the band walked on stage. The whole place erupted, they all stood and they cheered and they yelled, and screamed, and they put their arms up, and they embraced. Then as one unit they put their arms into the air and gave peace signs. Without being silly, or overemotional, it was one of the most memorable moments of my life. It all meant something, it meant more than just rock n' roll, it was something bigger, something more valid than just that."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live on Old Grey Whistle Test 1975

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd played live on The Old Grey Whistle Test back in 1975. Watch the full show below:

0. Intro
1. Double Trouble
2. I Ain't the One
3. Call Me the Breeze
4. I Got the Same Old Blues
5. Every Mother's Son
6. Sweet Home Alabama
7. Free Bird 

Motörhead: "Aftershock"; Now Streaming on Spotify

Get ready for the "Aftershock"! - Motörhead´s new album is now streaming on Spotify!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Iron Maiden: Death on the Road - Complete

Sunday Concert Special: IRON MAIDEN - Death on the Road. It was recorded at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany on 24 November 2003, during the "Dance of Death World Tour" (2003-2004).

1. "Wildest Dreams"
2. "Wrathchild"
3. "Can I Play with Madness"
4. "The Trooper"
5. "Dance of Death"
6. "Rainmaker"
7. "Brave New World"
8. "Paschendale"
9. "Lord of the Flies"
10. "No More Lies"
11. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
12. "Fear of the Dark"
13. "Iron Maiden"
14. "Journeyman"
15. "The Number of the Beast"
16. "Run to the Hills" 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Boston: "Life, Love & Hope"; Cover Art, Track Listing Revealed; Song-By-Song Comments By Tom Scholz

More than 10 years in the making, Boston's new studio album, "Life, Love & Hope" is ready for release. Finally emerging from his Hideaway Studio II, Tom Scholz says, "These are songs from the heart, each of them taking many months of effort to write, arrange, perform and record, always up to the demands of Boston's harshest critic, me. They have all been meticulously recorded to analogue tape on the same machines and equipment used for Boston's hits for the past 35 years."

Available on December 3 on Frontiers Records, this album includes lead vocals from Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor and Tom Scholz, and features tracks with the classic 
Boston sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Scholz' musical artistry. "I intentionally stayed close to the early Boston style on some of the songs, even using the same amps and instruments; on others I let my imagination run wild," says Tom.

All the tracks have the characteristic 
Boston trademark guitars, harmonies, and immaculately crafted sound. Tom worked very hard to fulfill the expectations of Boston fans new and old, and has created a diverse yet cohesive album that truly has something for everyone.

Track Listing: 

1. Heaven on Earth 
2. Didn't Mean to Fall in Love (remastered version from Corporate America) 
3. Last Day of School (Instrumental) 
4. Sail Away 
5. Life Love and Hope 
6. If You Were in Love 
7. Someday 
8. Love Got Away 
9. Someone (2.0)(rerecorded/rearrangement) 
10. You Gave Up on Love (2.0)(rerecorded/rearrangement) 
11. The Way You Look Tonight.

Additional song information and comments by Tom Scholz:

Heaven On Earth
“It doesn’t happen very often. Hang on to it if you find it.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: David Victor with special guest: Louis St. August
Harmony & Backing Vox: Tom Scholz

Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love
“As they say, love happens when you least expect it. This was re-mastered from the original 2002 recording; released again here because I just really like this song.”
Written by Tom Scholz, Curly Smith, Janet Minto
All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp / Harmony & Backing Vox: Tom Scholz

Last Day Of School
“This instrumental was performed publicly for the first time on the huge pipe organ at Boston’s Symphony Hall for MIT’s 150th anniversary celebration, with the Boston Pops.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz

Sail Away
“The song is a retrospective about Katrina and the devastation endured by the poor, swept under the rug by the rich. Sail away to a better place.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp, Kimberley Dahme
Harmony Vox: Brad Delp, Kimberley Dahme, Tom Scholz

Life, Love & Hope
“Sometimes it takes a traumatic event to make us realize what’s really important.”
Written by Tom Scholz / Drums, Bass, Organ, Rythym Guitars: Tom Scholz
Lead guitars: Tom Scholz, Gary Phil / Lead Vocals: Tommy Decarlo /
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, Jeff Neal

If You Were In Love
“We’ve all been there and we can all dream.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz / All Vocals: Kimberley Dahme

“A shout out to all those who stand up to bullying; malicious people make life worse for everyone.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Drums: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Tommy Decarlo, Tom Scholz with special guest: Jude Nejmanowski
Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz / Harmonica: Curly Smith

Love Got Away
“This is a story from personal experience. I had to sing this one myself.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Tom Scholz / Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl

You Gave Up On Love (2.0)
“It’s too precious, don’t do it. This is a new arrangement and a rerecording of the song originally released on Corporate America.”
Written by Tom Scholz
All Guitars, keys, bass, and drums: Tom Scholz / Flute: Kimberley Dahme
Lead Vocals: Kimberley Dahme, Tommy Decarlo, Tom Scholz
Harmony Vox: Kimberley Dahme, Tom Scholz, Beth Cohen

Someone (2.0)
“The song is ‘Someone’, but most everyone who’s been in love can relate to this song, a version of which was first heard on Corporate America in 2002. This was my chance to release an arrangement more like my original concept, which somehow got lost the first time around. Now I can sleep tonight.”
Written by Tom Scholz / All Instruments: Tom Scholz
Lead Vocals: Brad Delp / Harmony Vox: Brad Delp, Tom Scholz

The Way You Look Tonight
“To my wife Kim, a very good ending after letting love get away.”
Written by Tom Scholz
All instruments: Tom Scholz / Lead Vocals: Tommy Decarlo / Harmony Vox: Tom Scholz, David Victor

Sunday, October 13, 2013

AC/DC: Powerage Tour 1978; Live In Glasgow - Complete

The Glasgow Apollo was scene of one of the most famous concerts performed by AC/DC. It was AC/DC's concert on the 30th April 1978 that was used for the bulk of the recorded material that appeared in the live album "If you want Blood (You've got it)" from 1978. 
This concert will also be remembered for the encore when AC/DC came back on stage dressed in the Scottish Football strip.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Whitesnake: "Landover Largo" - Live in Washington 1980; Complete

Whitesnake live in Washington October 5, 1980:

01. Lovehunter
02. Come On
03. Sweet Talker
04. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
05. Ain't Gonna Cry No More
06. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
07. Fool For Your Lovin'

David Coverdale - vocals
Micky Moody - guitar
Bernie Marsden - guitar
Neil Murray  - bass
Ian Paice  - drums
Jon Lord  - organ

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alcatrazz: Four Classic Albums Reissued With Bonus Tracks Coming November 11

Metal Mind Productions has announced the exclusive reissue of four classic albums by Alcatrazz; "No Parole From Rock'n Roll" (1983), "Live Sentence – No Parole From Rock’N’Roll" (1984), "Disturbing the Peace" (1985) and "Dangerous Games" (1986) on November, 11, 2013.

"No Parole From Rock'n Roll"

'Island In The Sun'
'General Hospital'
'Jet To Jet'
'Hiroshima Mon Amour'
'Kree Nakoorie'
'Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live'
'Big Foot'
'Starcarr Lane'
'Suffer Me'

Bonus tracks:
'Since You’ve Been Gone' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Desert Song' (Live In Tokyo)
'Guitar Crash'(Live In Tokyo)

"Live Sentence – No Parole From Rock’N’Roll"

'Too Young To Die, Too Drunk To Live'
'Hiroshima Mon Amour'
'Night Games'
'Island In The Sun'
'Kree Nakoorie'
'Coming Bach' (Instrumental)
'Since You’ve Been Gone'
'Evil Eye' (Instrumental)
'All Night Long'

Bonus tracks:
'Jet To Jet' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Big Foot' (Live In Tokyo)
'Suffer Me' (Live In Tokyo)

"Disturbing The Peace"

'God Blessed Video'
'Will You Be Home Tonight'
'Wire And Wood'
'Desert Diamond'
'Painted Lover'
'Lighter Shade Of Green' (Instrumental)
'Sons And Lovers'
'Breaking The Heart Of The City'

Bonus tracks:
'General Hospital' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Kree Nakoorie' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Koujou No Tsuki' (Live In Tokyo)

"Dangerous Games"

'It’s My Life'
'That Ain’t Nothin'
'No Imagination'
'Ohayo Tokyo'
'Dangerous Games'
'Blue Boar'
'Only One Woman'
'Double Man'
'Night Of The Shooting Star'

Bonus tracks:
'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Suffer Me' (Live at The Country Club, Reseda)
'Somethin’ Else' (Live In Tokyo)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Boston: "Life, Love & Hope"; New Studio Album Coming December 3

On December 3, Frontiers Records will release the 6th Boston studio album, "Life, Love & Hope". Boston really hasn’t disappointed too many fans with their small catalog from their long, long legacy.

Since those powerful earlier releases, Boston lost Brad Delp to suicide in 2007. With such a compelling loss, one would think that Boston would close their doors and cruise no longer. But one would be wrong.

"After completing this mix I only need to redo vocals on a couple of the cuts, remix them, and sequence them and master the album. After working on this project for over 10 years I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel", says Tom Scholz in a news update on the official site.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Motörhead: Samples From The Entire "Aftershock" Album Available

30 second samples from all the songs on "Aftershock" is available from the German Amazon site. And - YEAH! - it rocks big time!

"The new Motörhead album 'Aftershock' is so ridiculously good. If u don't buy it Lemmy will personally come to your house & defile your sister!" - Don Jamieson "That Metal Show"

"Aftershock" will go on sale on October 18.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ozzy Osbourne: "Thirty Years After The Blizzard"

“Thirty Years After The Blizzard” chronicles Ozzy's years with Randy Rhoads, features previously unseen footage of Ozzy and Randy filmed in 1981 & 1982; it incorporates rare archival photos and films; along with new and revelatory interviews with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Lemmy, Steve Vai, Nikki Sixx, Rob Halford, Zakk Wylde, Bill Ward and more.

Black Sabbath: "Live...Gathered In Their Masses" Long Teaser Posted; Cover Art Unveiled; Complete Track Listing Revealed

"Live...Gathered In Their Masses" - live in Melbourne. The new DVD will include exclusive bonus tracks from the "13" recording session, such as unreleased songs as well as other goodies. The set will be out on November 22. Watch the long teaser from Universal Music Brazil below. 

"Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" track listings:

Blu-ray and DVD track listing is as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Loner
04. Snowblind
05. Black Sabbath
06. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
07. N.I.B.
08. Methademic
09. Fairies Wear Boots
10. Symptom Of The Universe
11. Iron Man
12. End Of The Beginning
13. Children Of The Grave
14. God Is Dead?
15. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro) / Paranoid

CD track listing is as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Loner
03. Black Sabbath
04. Methademic
05. N.I.B.
06. Iron Man
07. End Of The Beginning
08. Fairies Wear Boots
09. God Is Dead?
10. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro) / Paranoid

Due out November 22, "Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" will be available via a variety of formats. Options include:

* DVD standalone
* Blu-ray standalone
* Blu-ray/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in a Blu-ray case
* DVD/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in an Amaray box
* Deluxe box with a Blu-ray disc of live show with exclusive bonus visual extras/two DVD discs/a CD featuring live audio from the show/poster/signed set list/photo booklet/guitar picks/official show "ticket"

"Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses" was recorded April 29 and May 1, 2013 in Melbourne.