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
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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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TOXICOLOGY REPORTS ON SINGER CHRIS CORNELL REVEAL DEATH WAS CAUSED BY SUICIDE

Michigan’s Wayne County Medical Examiner released the autopsy and toxicology report in the death of Chris Cornell Friday, with the coroner confirming that the manner of death was suicide and that “drugs did not contribute to the cause of death.”

“It is my opinion that death was caused by hanging,” Wayne County assistant medical examiner Theodore Brown wrote in his post mortem report in documents obtained by Rolling Stone. “Based on the circumstances surrounding this death and the autopsy findings, the manner of death is suicide.”

The medical examiner then reiterated the circumstances of Cornell’s death as found in the police report, which stated that Cornell was “found partially suspended by a resistance exercise band in his hotel room.”

The injuries sustained “were all consistent with hanging, partially suspended by the resistance exercise band.”

Additionally, seven different drugs were found in Cornell’s post mortem toxicology report, including a significant dose of the anxiety medicine Ativan. However, it is the medical examiner’s opinion that “these drugs did not contribute to the cause of death.”

The drugs found in Cornell’s system were “butalbital, lorazepam, pseudoephedrine and its metabolite norpseudoephedrine, caffeine, and naloxone.” The caffeine came from No-Doz tablets the singer ingested prior to his death, while the pseudoephedrine was employed as a decongestant.

Other prescription drugs included the sedative Butalbital, Narcan (“a narcotic antagonist”) and four doses of Lorazepam, which is known as the anxiety medication Ativan.

The Cornell family has previously blamed the rare side effects of Ativan – which includes suicidal thoughts – for catalyzing the singer’s death. However, the medical examiner noted that while the 200 ng/mL level of Ativan in Cornell’s blood was well higher than the average 30-50 ng/mL dosage, it was also lower than the 300 ng/mL Ativan blood levels of those whose death are tied to the drug.

source: rollingstone.com

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REX BROWN DEBUTS “TRAIN SONG,” ALL NEW LP, “SMOKE ON THIS…: DUE JULY 28TH, PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown has debuted an all new single and music video for the track Train Song, exclusively through Loudwire.com. This is the second single behind Crossing Lines that was released back in April. Directed by Justin Reich (Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley), this is the first music video being released from Brown’s debut solo effort. Watch it below.

“It was a frickin’ blast working on this with Justin,” says Brown. “I always hated the sitting around and waiting mentality, but Justin and his crew made it incredibly easy and very productive! This first video shows a ton of power and Justin captured it all with no hesitation.”

The video was shot in Nashville, TN where the record itself was recorded and produced. Rex’s bandmates are also making their debut in the video. Lance Harvill, who also co-wrote most of the LP with Brown plays lead guitar. Joe Shadid plays rhythm guitar and longtime friend of Brown’s and Type O Negative member Johnny Kelly plays drums. Caleb Sherman can be seen on Keys and lap steel as well.

Both Train Song and Crossing LinesSmoke On This… on July 28th, 2017 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

Brown’s solo debut strips away any boundaries and preconceived notions, reveling in a newfound freedom to express all of the various shades of the man whose name is out front. The song Fault Line helped him find his voice. “That was the very first one I sang. After I got that one, I knew that I could do it, and Lance was my biggest motivator in finding that voice. Up until that point I just wasn’t sure.”

From there, there’s the brilliantly straightforward Lone Rider, the monstrous In Through the Out Door vibe of Crossing Lines, the Pink Floyd reverence of Best of Me. Get Yourself Alive is something of an ode to Strawberry Fields Forever, but with a swift-kick of rock n’ roll. It’s rich in nuance, with Indian tandoori and layers of vocals. The extremely catchy Grace is “something you would never expect to hear off a Rex Brown record and that’s exactly why I did it. It’s just a really great song, period. Bottom line.”

Rex’s solo album is full of mojo and the force of character, determination, and nerve. He tracked lead vocals, rhythm guitars, and bass, working with his primary collaborator and old friend, Lance Harvill, a Nashville-based guitarist and songwriter, on the album’s songs. “Lance was & is, my main man on this. Everything we did was finely tuned, both musically & brotherly.”

Drums were tracked by Christopher Williams, himself no stranger to diverse tastes, from funk music to punk. His talent has been utilized by country music star Lee Greenwood, the reconstituted Blackfoot and most recently, power metal legends Accept. The album was produced by New Yorker turned Nashville transplant Caleb Sherman, a multi-instrumentalist with work on records by Little Big Town and Porter Block, among others. “Caleb produced the project from a musician’s standpoint,” adds Brown. “Not just a typical producer’s standpoint, which was something I definitely needed. Between Caleb and Lance, we were a force to be reckoned with. They really pulled out the best in me.” Peter Keyes, known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd can also be heard on a few tracks. All bass tracking came from Rex himself as well.

Who is Rex Brown? To the industry, fellow musicians, and a legion of fans around the world, he’s the bassist for Pantera, one of the biggest hard rock and metal acts of the past few decades, alongside Nirvana and Metallica. They had Number One albums with minimal support from traditional commercial outlets and went platinum several times over. Pantera rode a groundswell of underground loyalty, earned through several years of blood, sweat, and road beers. Five major label albums, countless international tours, and a series of carnage-filled home videos cemented a legacy as large as their massive riffs and the band’s insatiable appetites for mayhem, authenticity, and brotherhood.

“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up,'” Brown declares about the new LP. “I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit.”

Smoke On This… track listing:

1. Lone Rider
2. Crossing Lines
3. Buried Alive
4. Train Song
5. Get Yourself Alright
6. Fault Line
7. What Comes Around…
8. Grace
9. So Into You
10. Best Of Me
11. One Of these Days

Pre-order:

Physical copy
Digital

Rex Brown online:

Official Website
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Twitter
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DEEP PURPLE POST VIDEO FOR “JOHNNY’S BAND”

Deep Purple have released a video for Johnny’s Band, one of the highlights of the band’s recent InFinite album.

The song tells the story of the typical highs and lows of an imaginary band.

“I was thinking about VH1’s Behind The Music, and that every band’s story is the same,” Roger Glover told Classic Rock in April. “They start with nothing, then they get some success, then they get huge success, then drink and drugs and women destroy them, then they end up suing each other, then 20 years later they get back together again because they realise it was the best time they ever had. Johnny’s Band is the story of every band. It’s a universal story. But it’s not about Purple, there’s a reference to Louie Louie in the guitar solo that places it firmly in the 60s.”

“Johnny’s Band was almost a pop song”, he continues. “Steve came up with the idea, and not all the band liked it at first: Ian Paice thought it was a bit flippant, but Ian Gillan loved it, and eventually we decided to do it. We knew what the meter of the song was going to be, and realised it needed something really strong over the chorus to make it work.”

Deep Purple are currently on the inFinite – The Long Goodbye tour. See full dates below.

Deep Purple inFinite Tour (US dates with Alice Cooper)

June:

1: Zenith, Lille, FR
2: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, NL
3: Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FR
6: Lanxess Arena, Cologne, DE
7: Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund, DE
9: Leipzig Arena, DE
10: Festhalle, Frankfurt, DE
13: Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, DE
14: Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, DE
16: Hellfest , Nantes, FR
17: Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, BE
22: Palalottomatica , Rome, IT
24: Rock The Ring, Hinwil, CH
26: Unipol Arena, Bologna, IT
27: Mediolanum Forum, Milan, IT
28: Sporting Summer Festival, Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, MC
30: Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Bilbao, ES

July:

1: Rock Festival Can Zam, Barcelona, ES
3: Barclaycard Arena, Madrid, ES
4: Meo Arena, Lisbon, PO

August:

12: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US
13: Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA, US
15: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ, US
16: Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM, US
18: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX, US
19: Starplex Pavilion, Dallas, TX, US
21: Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA, US
23: Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA, US
24: BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ, US
26: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY, US
27: Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA, US
28: PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ, US
30: Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN, US

September:

1: KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA, US
2: Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON, CA
3: DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI, United State
6: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Chicago, IL, US
8: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO, US
9: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, US
10: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH, US

November:

6: Annexe, Stockholm, SE
8: Trondheim Spektrum, Trondheim, NO
9: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, NO
11: Finland Ice Hall, Helsinki, FI
13: Valby Hallen, Copenhagen, DK
17: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
18: Arena, Manchester, UK
20: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
22: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
23: O2, London, UK

December:

6: Hipodromo Palermo, Buenos Aires, AR
8: Movistar Arena, Santigo, CL
12: Pedreira Paulo Leminsky, Curitiba, BR
13: Allianz Park, Sao Paulo, BR
15: Jeunesse Arena, Rio De Janeiro, BR

source: Classic Rock Magazine via teamrock.com

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QUIET RIOT TO RELEASE “ROAD RAGE” ON AUGUST 4TH

Quiet Riot continues their historic journey in 2017 with their new album, Road Rage. Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982), guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004), and new vocalist James Durbin, the band continues to be an unstoppable force in the rock ‘n roll world.

“The recordings for the new Road Rage record have been an incredible musical journey in the storied history of Quiet Riot. I asked vocalist James Durbin to fill the very large shoes of the late great Kevin DuBrow because I knew he could. While no one can ever replace Kevin DuBrow, he has the same spirit and drive that Kevin had. James is an amazing live performer with insane vocal range, but he is also a very gifted songwriter and brought to the Road Rage record totally unique original lyrics and melodies. Not only do they fit perfectly to the music we wrote, but took the songs to a completely new level. All the work that we have put into this record has been well worth the wait. I am extremely proud of guitarist Alex Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright and especially James Durbin for the work we have created on this record. Quiet Riot continues to tour relentlessly and will be on the road throughout the year. Expect to hear your Quiet Riot favorites as well as new songs from Road Rage at our shows” states Frankie Banali.

New frontman James Durbin comments on joining the band and his work on Road Rage, “The crown-jewel, on top of joining one of your favorite bands, has to be writing, recording and releasing a new album. No matter what, you are now a part of that band’s history and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to do that with Quiet Riot. I spent just over three weeks marathon song-writing brand new lyrics and melodies for every song & recording vocals. I’m extremely proud of the Road Rage record, not only that I had the band’s support & trust to deliver, or how great of a personal accomplishment & blessing it’s been, but that we can keep the Quiet Riot freak flag flying and have the chance to inspire a new generation of fans.”

Road Rage was originally scheduled for release in the spring of 2017, but with the injection of newfound energy for the band with the addition of American Idol alumni James Durbin in the vocalist slot, the band decided to scrap the original sessions and record a new version of the album with the new and improved line-up. The results are everything Quiet Riot fans could have hoped for and more. Road Rage is set for release August 4th through Frontiers Music Srl.

Musically, Road Rage offers exactly what you would expect from Quiet Riot. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer. Pre-orders available now at: iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

Catch them on the road this summer.

Road Rage Track Listing:

1. Can’t Get Enough
2. Getaway
3. Roll This Joint
4. Freak Flag
5. Wasted
6. Still Wild
7. Make A Way
8. Renegades
9. The Road
10. Shame
11. Knock Em Down

Quiet Riot:

Frankie Banali – drums
Alex Grossi – guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
James Durbin – vocals

See Quiet Riot Live:

• 6/2: Lincolnton, NC @ Court Square
• 6/4: Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Boathouse Concert Series
• 6/10: Farmington, Hills MI @ Motor City Harley Davidson Festival
• 6/17: Sauk Rapids, MN @ Old Capital Tavern
• 6/23: Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
• 6/24: Big Spring, TX @ Annual Fantastic Fourth
• 6/30: Marksville, LA @ MARI CENTER – PARAGON CASINO

• 7/1: Junction City, KS @ Sundown Salute
• 7/7: Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
• 7/15: Lake Ozark, MO @ The Horny Toad At Camden On The Lake
• 7/21: Las Vegas, NV @ The Golden Nugget Casino

• 8/11: Greenville, TX @ The TExan Theater
• 8/12: Longview, TX @ Maude Cobb Event Center
• 8/18: Imperial, NE @ Chase County Fairgrounds
• 8/25: Le Roy, NY @ Jam At The Ridge
• 8/26: Port Falls, ID @ Stateline Cruiser

• 9/1 – San Pedro, CA @ USS IOWA – Fleetweek 2017
• 9/2 – Wilmington, NC @ The Thorne Theater
• 9/7 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak
• 9/15 – East Durham, NY @ Catskill Mountain Thunder
• 9/21 – St Charles IL @ Arcada Theater
• 9/23 – Newkirk, OK @ Southwind Casino

• 10/19: Houston, TX @ Proof Rooftop
• 10/28: Brownsville, TX @ Rock The Park Festival
• 10/29: Pekin, IL @ Avanti’s Dome – Rock ’N’ Skull Festival

• 11/4: Pembrook, Pines FL @ Rockfest 80’S -CB Smith Park
• 11/8: West, Hollywood CA @ The Whisky A Go Go

2018:

• February 15-19 Rock Legends Cruise

For more information, please visit quietriot.band or facebook.com/quietriot.

Quiet Riot is a Rock N’ Roll phenomenon. Famously known as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit album, 1983’s Metal Health. That album topped the Billboard album charts for several months and the follow up album; Condition Critical went double platinum. The band has continued to record and tour throughout the decades following.

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