EUROPE RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “WAR OF KINGS”

2014 © Savage Beauty - Photo: Tallee Savage Europe have released a video for War Of Kings, the title track from the band’s 10th studio album. The album is the follow-up to 2012’s Bag Of Bones and was produced by Dave Cobb, best known for his work with Rival Sons. Watch the video below.

War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath,” says Joey Tempest. “And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON! It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

War Of Kings track list:

War Of Kings
Hole In My Pocket
Second Day
Praise You
Nothin’ To Ya
California 405
Days Of Rock n Roll
Children Of The Mind
Rainbow Bridge
Angels (With Broken Hearts)
Light It Up
Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

War Of Kings will be released in the UK on March 2nd and in the US on March 10th.

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AC/DC PERFORM “ROCK OR BUST” AND “HIGHWAY TO HELL” AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS

ac:dc10:17:2014-640 Last night (February 8th), AC/DC opened the 57th annual Grammy Awards by performing Rock or Bust and Highway to Hell. Watch their performances below.

As name” target=”_blank”>previously reported, the band was joined onstage by drummer Chris Slade as original member Phil Rudd deals with legal issues. No further information has been provided as to whether Slade will also be joining AC/DC when they hit the road starting in May.

AC/DC released their latest recording, Rock or Bust, on December 2nd, 2014.

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DRUMMER CHRIS SLADE TO BE MANNING THE KIT TONIGHT, (FEBRUARY 8TH), AT AC/DC’S PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS

chrisslade640 Well, it’s offical. After rumors leaked last week, that drummer Chris Slade might be rejoining AC/DC, Slade confirmed the speculation by posting on his Facebook page that he will be joining the band tonight (Sunday, February 8th) when they perform at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Posted Slade: “This is an amazing opportunity for me, after all most people don’t ever get to play with their favorite band once, let alone TWICE! I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I have been shown personally, on the Facebook page and other social media, not one comment has gone unread and it has been very humbling, Thanks so much. We apologise for the secrecy, please understand this was for all the right reasons.”

Slade performed with the band from 1989 to 1994, including their multi-platinum 1990 album, The Razors Edge, and will be filling in for original drummer Phil Rudd, while he deals with his legal issues. No further information has been provided as to whether Slade will also be joining AC/DC when they hit the road starting in May. The Grammy’s will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

SLASH’S “CONAN” APPEARANCE POSTED ONLINE

SLASH640PhotoByTravisShinn As previously reported, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators stopped by Conan (TBS TV) to perform their new single Bent To Fly off their acclaimed studio album World On Fire. Watch the performance at the following link.

On Monday, February 9th, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will head overseas on for tours of Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia’s Soundwave Festival, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Germany and the U.K’s Download Festival. Early U.S. festival dates include WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range. Expect the group to announce a major U.S. tour in the coming months.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates:

2/9 Osaka, Japan Namba Hatch
2/10 Tokyo, Japan Studio Coast
2/12 Tokyo, Japan O-East
2/14 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach
2/17 Hamilton, New Zealand Claudelands Arena Hamilton
2/18 Wellington Central, New Zealand TSB Bank Arena
2/21 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival
2/22 Adelaide Sa, Australia Soundwave Festival
2/24 Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
2/26 Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
2/28 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival

3/1 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
3/4 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
3/7 Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
3/9 Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
3/11 Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
3/14 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
3/15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
3/17 Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
3/19 Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
3/20 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
3/22 Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
3/25 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
3/26 Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
3/28 Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex

4/25 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
4/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Festival)

5/3 Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Carolina Rebellion
5/9 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
5/15 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium – Rock on the Range (Festival)

6/1 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
6/4 Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
6/5 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
6/9 Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle
6/12-6/14 Leicestershire, England Download Festival

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VAN HALEN SET TO RELEASE REMASTERED VERSIONS OF THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM AND “1984” ON THE SAME DAY AS THEY RELEASE “TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT”

VanHalen2012 As previously reported, Van Halen will be releasing its first-ever live album, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert on March 31st. To learn more about this release, please click here.

Also being released that same day will be remastered versions of Van Halen and 1984.

Considered one of the greatest debut albums in rock history, Van Halen took the music world by storm in 1978 with an 11-song manifesto that features some of rock radio’s most played songs of all time and scorching concert staples like Runnin’ With The Devil, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Jamie’s Cryin’, the band’s signature cover of The Kinks’ You Really Got Me, and Eddie Van Halen’s finger-tapping tour de force, Eruption. Six years and five albums later, Van Halen had become one of the biggest bands in the world around the release of 1984, which includes a number of the band’s most legendary songs such as the #1 hit, Jump, Panama, and Hot For Teacher.

Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, was enlisted for these new versions. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital versions. Newly mastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning are now being cut (for CD, for vinyl, and for digital) for release later in spring.

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REVOLUTION SAINTS, FEATURING DOUG ALDRICH, JACK BLADES AND DEEN CASTRONOVO, RELEASE SECOND VIDEO FROM THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT SLATED FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 24th

dougaldrich,jackblades640 As anticipation continues to build for the upcoming debut from Revolution Saints, the band has released a second music video from the album due out on February 20th in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The video for “Back On My Trail” premiered exclusively on Billboard.com and can be seen below.

Revolution Saints is Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) on guitars, Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) on bass and co-lead vocals and Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English) on drums and lead vocals. The album has been receiving rave reviews from media with ArtistDirect declaring, “They’ve got enough energy (and the pedigree) to singlehandedly usher in a new age of rock.” The Front Row Report also stated in a 9.5 out of 10 review, “This is as close to perfect as it gets.” The album is available for pre-order at Amazon in standard CD and as a deluxe edition with bonus DVD. Fans who order the album digitally through iTunes will receive an automatic download of Back On My Trail, Turn Back Time and Way To The Sun (feat. Neal Schon).

“It’s a fun record. It’s not safe. It is a musician’s record,” states Castronovo.

To watch a video for Turn Back Time and to watch an EPK about this release, please click here.

The track listing for Revolution Saints is:

1. Back On My Trail
2. Turn Back Time
3. You’re Not Alone (Feat. Arnel Pineda)
4. Locked Out Of Paradise
5. Way To The Sun (Feat. Neal Schon)
6. Dream On
7. Don’t Walk Away
8. Here Forever
9. Strangers To This Life
10. Better World
11. How To Mend A Broken Heart
12. In The Name Of The Father (Fernando’s Song)

Revolution Saints on the web:

facebook.com/RevolutionSaints

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JACKYL FRONTMAN JESSE JAMES DUPREE DISCUSSES WRITING SONGS FOR HIS BAND, FOR O-TOWN AND WITH AC/DC’S BRIAN JOHNSON

jessejamesdupree640 Greg Prato of Songfacts spoke with Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree. Highlights from the interview appear below.

Songfacts: What would you say is your favorite Jackyl album from a songwriting standpoint?

Jesse James: Well, that first album’s always special [1992’s Jackyl], because you’re coming from such a desperate place at that point. People always try to analyze why a band’s first album is so key and stands out. It’s because you’re coming from a place in your soul and your pocketbook and your belly. You’re hungry. So one thing leads to another and it manifests what are great first records.

That’s one thing that we did touch on with the last two albums that made a big difference. I think the last two albums are very, very consistent with each other. Moonshine and Dynamite Collide are both in line with the first album as far as the attitude, the grit, the overall “Jackyl” of them. But the key to those, we played them live before we recorded them. We actually took them out on the road and got the audience’s approval before we put them on record.

Songfacts: Who would you say are some of your favorite songwriters?

Jesse James: Well, I grew up loving Wilson Pickett and Joe Tex and James Brown – a lot of the black soul singers. I love Steve Marriott, not just a great songwriter, but a soulful singer. There are some great songwriters. I spent a week over in a castle in the south of France, one of those invitational things when you go over and you write songs with people you wouldn’t normally write with. And I wrote with Desmond Child, I wrote with Trey Bruce. You know, Desmond Child’s written songs for Aerosmith, KISS, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin – he did La Vida Loca. I wrote with him, and I wrote with Trey Bruce, who wrote Randy Travis’ country hit, Look Heart, No Hands. Carole King was over there, Jack Blades, Mark Hudson, all these great songwriters that I wouldn’t normally have written with. Hell, I even wrote a song over there with Desmond Child, that was on a boy band record called O-Town that sold three-and-a-half million copies. So there’s great songwriters. But as far as artists that write for themselves, I was always partial to the Steve Marriotts and getting over into the Wilson Picketts and James Browns.

Songfacts: What was that song that you wrote with Desmond Child for the band O-Town?

Jesse James: Well, you ain’t going to hold it against me?

Songfacts: No – go ahead!

Jesse James: It’s called Love Should Be A Crime.

Songfacts: What are some memories of working with AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on the song “Locked and Loaded”?

Jesse James: Oh, man. There’s no words that can explain it. Brian had invited me to come down to his house and write some songs. I went down there and we had some beers in his pub. We had written part of Locked and Loaded, but we didn’t have all of it. Then we ended up getting caught up in the drinking and some other stuff that we were going out and doing that night. It was just, for me, such a big thrill to be hanging with someone that’s such a big influence and such an icon in rock and roll.

It took me a couple of weeks before I finally figured out where I could go with the song musically and such. I called him and I said, “Hey, we’re going to cut that song that you and I were working on.” And to my surprise, he goes, “Well, I’ll be up there tomorrow.” He dropped everything and flew in and we finished writing it in the studio while we recorded it.

Songfacts: Would you say that your involvement and appearances on the Full Throttle Saloon TV show has brought new Jackyl fans on board?

Jesse James: Oh, anytime you get a couple million people plus a week, dial them into a TV show that’s your own, it changes things. I mean, we’ve been very, very blessed. I just feel lucky to be able to share some of Sturgis with the people that can’t go. It’s so far from anywhere, 1,700 miles from anywhere to Sturgis, it seems like. But for every one person that goes, there’s a thousand at home that get to go vicariously through what we’re doing, and it’s a big part of what the band has built over the years.

I’m an avid motorcyclist and I ride out on tour every year. Roman, the bass player, he and I ride together, and we’re very serious about it. We do a lot of charity motorcycle rides throughout the year with radio stations. But yeah, the TV show’s been a blessing on every front.

Read more of what Jesse James Dupree had to say at Songfacts.

For more on Jackyl, please visit rockmerollmejackylmeoff.com.

MONSTER ENERGY DRINK & THE WHISKY A GO-GO PRESENTS: 3rd ANNUAL “ROCK AGAINST MS” ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH

rockagainstms400 The 3rd annual Rock Against MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing All-Star line up. The 3rd annual brings back Rocks elite artists in support of longtime friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and the new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

Scheduled to appear: Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Steven Adler (GN’R), Blasko (Ozzy), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Mike Watt (Stooges/Firehose) Gilby Clarke (GN’R), Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner/Dokken), Gretchen Bonaduce, Phil X (Bon Jovi), Phil Buckman (Filter), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Joe Retta (The Sweet), Johnny Griparic (Slash’s Snakepit/Walter Trout), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane/Queensryche), Joey Allen (Warrant), Chas West (Bonham) and more.

In its finishing stages, the Rock Against MS will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call The Rock House is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

When: Wednesday, March 4th 2014

Where: Concert/VIP meet and greet
The Whisky A Go-Go
8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM
Doors: 7:00PM
Show Starts at 8PM

Tickets:

· General Admission – $35
· Floor – w/pre-show meet and at 6PM – $100
· Balcony – VIP meet and greet – $150
· VIP – Reserved booth for 4 PPL w/ meet and greet – $500
· VIP – Reserved booth for 8 PPL w/ meet and greet – $1,000

Purchase: Buy tickets here.

Online payer view tickets: Live far away? Can’t get there? This event will stream live.
· $15 and up. The more you donate, you get cool gifts!
To purchase payer view, please click here.

For more information go to, facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation.

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE “BENT TO FLY” ON “CONAN” FEBRUARY 5TH AT 11:00 PM (ET/PT) 10:00 PM (CT) ON TBS

SLASH640PhotoByTravisShinn Slash and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will perform their new single Bent To Fly this Thursday, February 5th on Conan. Tune-in tomorrow night (February 5th) to watch the episode airing at 11:00 PM (ET/PT)/10:00 PM (CT) on TBS TV.

The coming-of-age song Bent To Fly–a standout track off their acclaimed studio album World On Fire–is already Top 20 at Active Rock. The track showcases Slash’s stellar guitar-work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges. To watch to Conan online the following day (February 6th), visit TeamCoco.

Slash’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S., World On Fire also achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world. The album’s title track and first single World On Fire ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. World On Fire is Slash’s second album with his official band The Conspirators which features Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). World On Fire is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning Slash’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: You’re A Lie and Standing In The Sun and with World On Fire, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

On Monday, February 9th, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will head overseas on for tours of Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia’s Soundwave Festival, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Germany and the U.K’s Download Festival. Early U.S. festival dates include WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range. Expect the group to announce a major U.S. tour in the coming months.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates:

2/9 Osaka, Japan Namba Hatch
2/10 Tokyo, Japan Studio Coast
2/12 Tokyo, Japan O-East
2/14 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach
2/17 Hamilton, New Zealand Claudelands Arena Hamilton
2/18 Wellington Central, New Zealand TSB Bank Arena
2/21 Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival
2/22 Adelaide Sa, Australia Soundwave Festival
2/24 Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
2/26 Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
2/28 Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival

3/1 Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
3/4 Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
3/7 Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
3/9 Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
3/11 Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
3/14 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
3/15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
3/17 Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
3/19 Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
3/20 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
3/22 Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
3/25 Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center WTC
3/26 Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
3/28 Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex

4/25 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
4/26 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Festival)

5/3 Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Carolina Rebellion
5/9 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
5/15 Columbus, OH Columbus Crew Stadium – Rock on the Range (Festival)

6/1 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
6/4 Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
6/5 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
6/9 Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle
6/12-6/14 Leicestershire, England Download Festival

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VAN HALEN REPORTED TO RELEASE “TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT” ON MARCH 31ST

VanHalen2012 According to Melodicrock.com, Van Halen are set to release their first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double-CD, four-LP set on 180 gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31st.

Also featuring guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert was mixed by award-winning engineer Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Chris Bellman.

Tokyo Dome Live In Concert tracklisting:

Unchained
Runnin’ With the Devil
She’s The Woman
I’m The One
Tattoo
Everybody Wants Some
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
China Town
Hear About It Later
Oh, Pretty Woman
You Really Got Me
Dance the Night Away
I’ll Wait
And The Cradle Will Rock…
Hot for Teacher
Women In Love
Romeo Delight
Mean Street
Beautiful Girls
Ice Cream Man
Panama
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
Jump

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