ALICE COOPER STREAMS “PARANOIAC PERSONALITY”

Alice Cooper has released a stream of his new track Paranoiac Personality. It’s the first material from the legendary shock rocker’s upcoming album titled Paranormal, listen to it below.

The follow-up to 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare was once again produced by Bob Ezrin, with the new song described as “an unforgettable slice of classic Alice Cooper.”

Paranoiac Personality is now available to purchase on iTunes and is backed with a live cut of I’m Eighteen, which was recorded in Dallas with the Original Alice Cooper Band.

The new album will come bundled with a bonus CD featuring studio recordings with original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce.

Paranormal also includes guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Cooper is currently on tour in the US and has dates planned across Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand later in the year.

Paranormal tracklist:

1. Paranormal
2. Dead Flies
3. Fireball
4. Paranoiac Personality
5. Fallen In Love
6. Dynamite Road
7. Private Public Breakdown
8. Holy Water
9. Rats
10. The Sound Of A

Bonus CD:

Studio recordings with the Original Alice Cooper Band:

1. Genuine American Girl
2. You And All Of Your Friends

Live in Columbus with the current Alice Cooper band:

1. No More Mr. Nice Guy
2. Under My Wheels
3. Billion Dollar Babies
4. Feed My Frankenstein
5. Only Woman Bleed
6. School’s Out

Alice Cooper 2017 tour dates:

Jun 9: Mankato Vetter Stone Amphitheatre, MN
Jun 12: Denver Paramount Theatre, CO
Jun 13: Salt Lake City Kingsbury Hall, UT
Jun 16: Lincoln Thunder Valley Casino Resort, CA
Jun 17: Eugene Cuthbert Amphitheatre, OR
Jun 18: Airway Heights Northern Quest Casino, WA
Jun 20: Bakersfield Rabobank Theater, CA
Jun 21: Temecula Pechanga Resort And Casino, CA
Jun 22: Tucson Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre, AZ
Jun 24: El Paso KLAQ Streetfest, TX
Jul 01: Barcelona RockFest, Spain
Jul 21: Tromso Bukta City Festival, Norway
Jul 24: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Jul 26: Gothenburg Liseberg, Sweden
Jul 27: Stockholm Grona Lund, Sweden
Jul 29: Onlu Qstock Festival, Finland
Jul 31: Vilnius Traku Pilis, Lithuania

Aug 2: Dresden Junge Garde, Germany
Aug 3: Szekesfehervar Fezen Fest, Hungary
Aug 6: Lokeren Lokerse Feesten, Belgium
Aug 12: Las Vegas The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan, NV
Aug 13: Los Angeles The Greek Theatre, CA
Aug 15: Phoenix Ak-Chin Pavilion, AZ
Aug 16: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, NM
Aug 18: The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 19: Dallas Starplex Pavilion, TX
Aug 21: Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre, GA
Aug 23: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Aug 24: Camden BB&T Pavilion, NJ
Aug 26: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, NY
Aug 27: Mansfield Xfinity Center, MA
Aug 28: Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
Aug 30: Indianapolis Klipsch Amphitheatre, IN

Sep 1: Pittsburgh KeyBank Pavilion, PA
Sep 2: Toronto Budweiser Stage, ON
Sep 3: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Sep 6: Chicago Tinley Park, IL
Sep 8: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
Sep 9: Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center, OH
Sep 10: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Sep 21: Rio Cidade Do Rock, Brazil
Sep 23: Curitiba Live, Brazil
Sep 26: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil

Oct 17: Perth Arena, Australia
Oct 19: Adelaide Thebarton Theatre, Australia
Oct 20: Melbourne Margaret Court Arena, Australia
Oct 21: Moore Park Hordern Pavilion, Australia
Oct 23: Bruce AIS Arena, Australia
Oct 24: Broadmeadow Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Australia
Oct 25: Brisbane Convention And Exhibition Centre, Australia
Oct 27: Auckland The Trusts Arena, New Zealand
Oct 28: Wellington TSB Bank Arena, New Zealand

Nov 8: Dublin Olympia Theatre, Ireland
Nov 9: Dublin Olympia Theatre, Ireland
Nov 11: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Nov 12: Glasgow The SSE Hydro, UK
Nov 14: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena, UK
Nov 15: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 16: London The SSE Wembley Arena, UK
Nov 18: Krefeld Konigpalast, Germany
Nov 20: Aurich Sparkassen- Arena Aurich, Germany
Nov 21: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Nov 23: Berlin Tempodrom, Germany
Nov 24: Neumarkt Grobe Jurahalle, Germany
Nov 25: Ludwigsburg MHPArena LB, Germany
Nov 27: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
Nov 29: Zurich Samsung Hall, Switzerland
Nov 30: Milan Alcatraz, Italy

Dec 1: Lyon L’Amphithetare, France
Dec 3: Paris Salle Pleyel, France
Dec 4: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Dec 7: Paris L’Olympia, France

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LED ZEPPELIN SEEKS RESTITUTION IN COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

The lawyer representing Led Zeppelin is seeking to have the band’s legal costs covered following 2016’s Stairway To Heaven court case.

The band were accused of having copied Spirit track Taurus, which was released three years before Zeppelin’s 1971 anthem.

However, a Los Angeles jury ruled in June last year that Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the song’s opening chords and that it “was not intrinsically similar” to Stairway To Heaven‘s opening.

Now, in response to to a 90-page appeal filed in March by Francis Malofiy, who represented Michael Skidmore, the trustee who sued the band on behalf of late Spirit songwriter Randy Wolfe’s estate, Zeppelin’s lawyer Peter Anderson says that “substantial evidence supports the jury’s verdict and Skidmore’s appeal has absolutely no merit” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, Anderson has filed a cross-appeal to affirm the judgement and to have the court’s decision regarding fees to be reversed.

Anderson also represents publisher Warner/Chappell Music who were forced to pay most of the legal costs for the defense – and he wants the court to make Wolfe’s estate pick up the bill.

Warner/Chappell Music launched an unsuccessful appeal in September over the $800,000 legal costs incurred during the trial on the grounds that Skidmore’s lawsuit “was not frivolous or objectively unreasonable.”

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page both gave evidence at the trial. Bassist John Paul Jones, whose name was dropped from the case before it began, also gave evidence.

Related stories:

Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial Begins In Los Angeles
Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant And Jimmy Page To Attend “Stairway To Heaven” Copyright Trial In California On June 14th
Spirit Copyright Infringement Suit Against Led Zeppelin To Go Before A Jury On May 10th
Led Zeppelin Loses First Round In “Stairway To Heaven” Plagiarism Suit
Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” May Face Plagiarism Suit

additional source: Classic Rock via teamrock.com

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DEF LEPPARD TO RELEASE “HYSTERIA” 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS ON AUGUST 4TH

Def Leppard celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album Hysteria, one of the best-selling and most influential releases in music history, with the release of Hysteria (Remastered 2017). Set to debut on August 4th, the remastered anniversary edition will be released in various formats via Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe—Super Deluxe Edition, Deluxe Version, 1 CD Vanilla Version, 2-LP Black Vinyl Version, & limited edition 2-LP Colored Vinyl Version. The reissue boasts B-sides and live tracks, plus the audio for In The Round In Your Face (Live) on CD for the first time.

Frontman Joe Elliott says “It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since the release of Hysteria…..In some respects it really does seem like only yesterday. So, to mark this milestone, we wanted to do something very special for our fans and give them the definitive version of the album, one that incorporates all of the memories and milestones that we caught on tape and some of the madness that we got up to on the road. We hope it means as much to you as it does to us.”

Added Phil Collen, “I look back at the whole Hysteria experience with excitement along with fond and tragic memories. It was our commercial zenith thanks to Mutt Lange’s insistence that we create an artistic hybrid between hard rock and pop top 40 music using every genre available as an inspiration. It was a rock album that would garner seven hit singles. Mission accomplished.”

Among the new versions, the Super Deluxe Edition boasts 5-CD/2-DVDs including four books—Story Of; a Ross Halfin photo book; Discography; Hysteria Tour Program and Tour Poster. The Deluxe Version features 3 CDs, the Vanilla Version is 1-CD, and the Vinyl Version is 2 Black LPs. In addition, there will be a limited-edition, 2-LP Colored Vinyl available via D2C channels for the first time.

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GUITARIST JOHN SYKES SAYS HE HAS “NO INTEREST IN EVER TALKING TO [WHITESNAKE SINGER DAVID COVERDALE] AGAIN”

Guitarist John Sykes is featured in the second edition of Rock Candy Mag. Highlights from the feature appear below (via blabbermouth.net).

Sykes discussing Whitesnake’s ‘87 self titled record:

“[Singer David Coverdale] used every excuse possible to explain why he didn’t want to record his vocals. He blamed the weather. He wasn’t happy with the studio. He even went so far as to say the microphones weren’t good enough. I honestly think David suffered from nerves.”

On being let go from the band after the album was released:

He admits to still being “very bitter” about how Coverdale treated him. He adds, “David said nothing to any of us about having decided to kick us out of the band…I was furious and wasn’t about to accept this…So, I went down to the studio where David was still recording his vocals, prepared to confront him. Honest to God, he ran away, got in his car and hid from me.”

Sykes claims Coverdale blamed the record company, Geffen, for forcing him to change band members. “I knew he was f–king lying,” Additionally, he insists Coverdale’s claims to have written 95 percent of the album’s guitar parts are also false. “When I knew him, David could barely play the guitar,” Sykes said.

Would he ever work with Coverdale again?

“I know David has been saying recently that he and I have been talking about working together on a project outside of Whitesnake. That’s completely false. I really have no interest in ever talking to him again.”

Read the entire article in issue #2 of Rock Candy magazine, which can be purchased online at rockcandymag.com.

additional source: blabbermouth.net

[Thank you, to Harry Taint, for passing this along]

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GREAT WHITE POST VIDEO FOR “BIG TIME”

Great White (not to be confused with Jack Russell’s Great White) have released a new album called, Full Circle, on June 2nd. The band have just released a video for the song, Big Time, from this release and it can be viewed below.

Full Circle was recorded in January and February 2017 with producer Michael Wagener.

Full Circle” track listing:

1. I’m Alright
2. Movin’ On
3. This Is The Life
4. Let Me In
5. Moonshine
6. Cry Of A Nation
7. Give It Up
8. Big Time
9. Never Let You Down
10. I’ve Got Your Back

Great White tour dates:

June:

9 San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, Highland, CA, US
17 with Vixen Little River Casino Resort, Manistee, MI, US
22 Proof Rooftop Lounge, Houston, TX, US
24 with Quiet Riot Big Spring, TX, US
30 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA, US

July:

7 Turning Stone Resort Casino – Showroom, Verona, NY
14 Roar on the Shore, Erie, PA
15 with Faster Pussycat Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
20 Lawrence County Recreational Park, Springville, IN
22 with Autograph and Vince Neil Chene Park Amphitheater, Detroit, MI
28 with Bret Michaels and Slaughter Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA

August:

11 with Vixen Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI
12 Umatilla County Fairgrounds, Hermiston, OR
18 Boji Bay Fun House Pavilion, Milford, IA
25 with Slaughter Tropicana Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

September:

2 CenturyLink Center & Arena, Omaha, NE
9 with Styx, Skid Row, and 5 others Grand Casino Hinckley Events & Convention Center, Hinckley, MN

October:

20-22 Rockingham 2017 Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

November:

4 Wiener Bash 2017 Magic City Casino, Miami, FL

February 2018:

11 Monsters of Rock Cruise 2018 Port of Miami, Miami, FL
17 Coral Head MusicFest 2018 Coral Head Music Fest, Marathon, FL

For more information, visit songkick.com.

Great White is:

Mark Kendall- Guitar
Michael Lardie- Keyboards & Guitar
Scott Snyder- Bass
Audie Desbrow- Drums
Terry Ilous- Vocals

Great White online:

Official website
Facebook

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MR. BIG THINK “EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE TROUBLE”

Mr. Big have released a video for their new song, Everybody Needs A Little Trouble, from the band’s upcoming album Defying Gravity which will be released on July 7th on Frontiers Music. Watch the clip, below.

The band recently streamed another song from this forthcoming release, called 1992, view it here.

To read more about Defying Gravity, and to view a track list, please go here.

Current Mr. Big tour dates:

6/6 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
6/7 Newton, NJ Newton Theatre
6/9 Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den/Mohegan Sun
6/10 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
6/12 Nashville, TN Basement East
6/14 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
6/16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
6/17 Houston, TX Scout Bar
6/19 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon
6/22 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
6/23 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club

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