Saturday, November 1, 2008


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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

ALICE COOPER - Along Came A Spider Press Release Available

There are only a handful of rock artists that have proven to be as enduring and influential as ALICE COOPER has over the years. Name just about any hard rock artist, and they’ve probably borrowed a thing or two from Alice. And on his latest studio recording, Along Came A Spider (issued via SPV Records on July 29), Alice has returned with a concept album with a sinister streak.

'A dark and menacing album for dark and menacing times’ is perhaps the most fitting description for Alice’s 25th studio album overall, as a chilling conceptual thread runs through the songs, which are told through the voice of a serial killer named Spider - one that Alice describes as “an arachnophobic psychopath” (in the song 'Catch Me If You Can'). Alice, the master storyteller, weaves a web of danger, intrigue and death that rivals his best work.

Co-produced by Danny Saber, Greg Hampton and Alice himself, Along Came A Spider manages to marry both vintage and modern day Alice. As theatrical as ever, the album is a sonic combination of familiar Alice musical elements from albums as diverse as Billion Dollar Babies and Brutal Planet, with the storytelling of Welcome To My Nightmare, capturing the historic dark side of Alice in peak form, an instantly recognizable presence that will be welcomed by his fans. Joining Alice on the album are members of his touring band - longtime Alice drummer Eric Singer (KISS), bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Keri Kelli and Jason Hook, with additional contributions from others, including Saber, Hampton, and renowned backing vocalist Bernard Fowler. Slash also lends some guitar style to 'Vengeance Is Mine'.

Saber and Hampton co-wrote several of the album's songs with Alice, while others were collaborations with Alice's band members. Danny Saber, best known for his role as member and producer of BLACK GRAPE, has also worked with many other artists, including THE ROLLING STONES, OZZY OSBOURNE, and DAVID BOWIE, while Greg Hampton's been working on a new album project teaming up Buckethead and Bootsy Collins.

Who else but Alice Cooper, with Along Came A Spider, would create a "love story" about a serial killer named Spider? His trademark is wrapping his victims in silk, and his victims are specifically chosen to feed his hunger to kill. But, upon meeting his (possibly) last victim, he falls in love with her and cannot kill to complete his plan. That could be his demise.

Though it is often said about artists with as rich a history as Alice that their newest albums capture the essence of their greatest work, it may honestly be proposed that Along Came A Spider does exactly that. It's got hard rock with hooks, an Alice trademark ('Vengeance Is Mine', 'I Know Where You Live'), classic balladry, another Alice trademark ('Killed By Love', 'Salvation'), and always with an overtone of evil, yet another Alice trademark. Throughout the album, Alice BECOMES Spider, telling the story of a cold-blooded killer to life vocally, as if this were the soundtrack to an as-yet unmade horror film.

Before such theatrical rockers as DAVID BOWIE, THE NEW YORK DOLLS, KISS, SLIPKNOT, ROB ZOMBIE, and MARILYN MANSON, there was Alice Cooper. The original Alice Cooper group quickly became despised by adults and authority figures, while being idolized by teens and rock fans everywhere, on the strength of a succession of all-time classic albums ('Love It to Death,’ ‘Killer,’ ‘School’s Out,’ ‘Billion Dollar Babies,’ etc.) and anthems ('I’m Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels', 'School’s Out', 'Elected', 'No More Mr. Nice Guy', etc.). Alice had continued success as a solo artist, releasing successful albums like ‘Welcome To My Nightmare' and 'Trash,' featuring classic hits such as 'Only Women Bleed', 'I Never Cry' and 'Poison'. All one has to do is look at the many other artists that have covered Alice to understand how far reaching his influence is – the list is endless -- or just keep in mind that Johnny Rotten auditioned for THE SEX PISTOLS to the tune of 'I'm Eighteen'.

Along Came A Spider tracklisting: 'Prologue/I Know Where You Live', 'Vengeance Is Mine', 'Wake The Dead', 'Catch Me If You Can', '(In Touch With) Your Feminine Side', 'Wrapped In Silk', 'Killed By Love', 'I’m Hungry', 'The One That Got Away', 'Salvation', 'I Am The Spider/Epilogue'.

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Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans will release his new album 'Judgement Day' in July.

The album fills a 5-year gap since the release of 'Sinner' in 2003.

Evans recorded 'Judgement Day' in Brisbane with producer Mark Tinson.

It will feature 10 tracks, including a cover of 'House of the Rising Sun'.

The first single will be 'We Don't Dance To Your Song'. A live video will be made for the single.

Evans will release 'Judgement Day' on July 14 through MGM.

Dave Evans was the first lead singer for AC/DC in 1973 and 1974. He sang on the band's very first single 'Can In Sit Next To You Girl' which was later re-recorded with Bon Scott for the 'TNT' album.

Evans left AC/DC in 1974 after a fall-out with the Young brothers.

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Extreme announce first new album in thirteen years, Saudades de Rock available August 12th on Open E Records

This summer, EXTREME will release Saudades de Rock (pronounced "sow-dodge"), their first studio album in thirteen years which will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years. Saudades de Rock will be released on August 12th on Open E Records and distributed by Fontana.

The iconic rock foursome - vocalist Gary Cherone, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, bassist Pat Badger and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo - recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. Saudades de Rock boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious roar of "Star," the groove-laden, swagger of "King", a raw funk rock anthem called "Learn To Love", and the expressive ballad "Ghost."

"'Saudades' was always a beautiful word to me," Bettencourt explains about the Portuguese album moniker. "It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for something or someone that's been missing in your life, and never quite sure if it will ever return. In this case, for us, it's Rock and Roll. Saudades de Rock."

Gary Cherone adds, "I like how it expresses that longing we've been feeling to play for our fans and be together again."

The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band's 2008 'TAKE US ALIVE' world tour gets underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.


Saudades de Rock track listing:

1. Star
2. Comfortably Dumb
3. Learn To Love
4. Take Us Alive
5. Run
6. Last Hour
7. Flower Man
8. King Of The Ladies
9. Ghost
10. Slide
11. Interface
12. Sunrise
13. Peace (Saudade)


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Warrant has updated their tour dates with Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam. The new dates are as follows, and ticket information can be found at WARRANT MYSPACE

6. 22 Montreal, Quebec Parc Jean Drapeau
6. 23 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
7. 02 Stockton, California Stockton Arena w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 03 Alpine, California Viejas Casino Concerts in the Park w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 04 Universal City Gibson Amphitheater w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 05 Henderson, Nevada Sunset Station Casino w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 07 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 08 Odessa, Texas Dos Amigos w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 11 Amarillo, Texas Azteca Music Hall w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 12 Pryor, Oklahoma Rocklahoma
7. 13 Wichita Falls, Texas Kay Yeager Amphitheater w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 16 Dallas, Texas House of Blues w/ Cinderella, Lynch mob and Lynam
7. 17 Houston, Texas Verizon Amphitheater w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 19 Cleveland, Ohio Time Warner Amphitheater w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 20 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheater w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 21 Clarkston, Michigan DTE w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 22 Baltimore, Maryland Pier Six Pavilion w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 25 Tampa, Florida St. Pete w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 26 Pompano Beach, Florida Pompano Beach Amp w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 27 Orlando, Florida Hard Rock Live w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 29 Springfiled, Missouri Ozark Empire Fair w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
7. 31 Hampton Beach, New Hampshire Hampton Beach Casino w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
8. 01 Clearfield, Pennsylvania Clearfield County Fair w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
8. 02 Asbury Park, New Jersey Convention Hall w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
8. 03 Farmingville, New York Brookhaven Amp w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
8. 06 Columbus, Ohio The LC Pavilion w/ Cinderella, Lynch Mob and Lynam
8. 08 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex Arena
8. 09 Oshkosh, Wisconsin Leach Amphitheater
8. 10 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa State Fair w/ Cinderella, Night Ranger
8. 15 Salt Lake City, Utah USANA Amp
8. 16 Winter Park, Colorado Hawgfest
8. 17 Tower, Minnesota Fortune Bay Casino with Alice Cooper


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Monday, June 9, 2008

MÖTLEY CRÜE: New Song Posted Online

A new MÖTLEY CRÜE track, "Mutherfucker Of The Year", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new labum, "Saints of Los Angeles", which will be released in Japan on June 18 with the bonus tracks "Kickstart My Heart" (Live & Rare) and "Saints Of Los Angeles" (Live & Rare).

Short audio samples of all 13 tracks that are set to appear on the U.S. version of "Saints of Los Angeles" are available on

MÖTLEY CRÜE headed back into the studio last month to record another song for "Saints of Los Angeles". As a result, the disc's U.S. release date had to be pushed back from June 17 to June 24. Bassist Nikki Sixx said in a statement that the idea for the new song, entitled "Goin'Out Swingin'", came about before the group's recent press conference, in which it announced this summer's "Crüe Fest" tour with PAPA ROACH, BUCKCHERRY, TRAPT and SIXX: A.M. Sixx explained, "Before our performance at the press conference, we were firing on all cylinders at sound check just jamming out, and that's when the new idea came. We quickly laid it down and went to the studio to record it, and liked it so much we pushed back the release one week so that we could get it onto the album — it now has 13 tracks. It's the ultimate song to end the record with and begin the new chapter of our career."

According to, "Saints of Los Angeles" will feature the following track listing:

01. L.A.M.F.
02. Face Down In The Dirt
03. What's It Gonna Take
04. Down At The Whisky
05. Saints Of Los Angeles
06. Mutherfucker Of The Year
07. The Animal In Me
08. Welcome To The Machine
09. Just Another Psycho
10. Chicks = Trouble
11. This Ain't A Love Song
12. White Trash Circus
13. Goin' Out Swingin'

The album is loosely based on the band's memoir, "The Dirt", which was published in 2001. The CD will be the first to feature all four original members of the CRÜE since 1997's "Generation Swine".

"Crüe Fest" will kick off on July 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida, hitting 40 cities before wrapping up in late August.

On June 25, a 10-album Japan-only cardboard sleeve reissue series from MÖTLEY CRÜE will be made available featuring the following LPs:

"Too Fast For Love" (1981)
"Shout At The Devil" (1983)
"Theatre Of Pain" (1985)
"Girls Girls Girls" (1987)
"Dr. Feelgood" (1989)
"Mötley Crüe" (1994)
"Generation Swine" (1997)
"Supersonic & Demonic Relics" (1999)
"Live: Entertainment Or Death" (1999)
"New Tattoo" (2000)

Each cardboard sleeve reissue features a high-quality SHM-CD disc (playable on standard CD players).

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PAUL STANLEY Comments On Reports Of Upcoming KISS Clone Reality TV Show

In the wake of numerous reports stemming from an interview done in Norway regarding an upcoming KISS clone reality TV show, frontman Paul Stanley has issued the following statement:

"A KISS clone reality show? First of all, contrary to what was said by anyone, there is no signed deal. Secondly, if we were to do a KISS II, and I don't rule that out, it would be in addition to, and never in place of KISS. If we were to do it, I know it would be done in a groundbreaking way and would be tremendously entertaining. KISS has always defined itself by the rules we break, so what's the big surprise? We are in the middle of our biggest and most successful tour of Europe ever, playing to over a half million people, and neither KISS or I have any plans to stop afterwards!"

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