NEW KILL DEVIL HILL SONG PREMIERE! AN EDDIE TRUNK EXCLUSIVE!

Kill Devil Hill - Stained Glass Sadness - Premier

Kill Devil Hill – Stained Glass Sadness – Premiere

Kill Devil Hill, the Supergroup featuring Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) and Vinny Appice (Dio/Sabbath/Heaven & Hell) are releasing a brand new album, entitled REVOLUTION RISE, on Oct 29th.  We’ve got the world premiere of a brand new song here!  Check out “Stained Glass Sadness” below.

We talked to Rex Brown about the song.  According to Rex: “This is a song we had before, one of the first that the guys started jamming on with Jimmy Bain playing bass. There’s two different sets of drum tracks and two different sets of bass tracks, and multiple layers of guitar, and it’s a mammoth, huge sounding song. The melodies fit the song perfectly – this album is really Dewey’s time to shine, his vocals are so powerful.”

Kill Devil Hill is releasing a new song every day leading up to the release.  You can listen to the rest of the tracks here - All Released Streaming Tracks

The CD is also available for Pre-Order.  The first 500 people who pre-order the album through THE BAND’S official merch store receive a signed CD and everyone who orders is automatically entered to win a Rex Brown Signature Spector Bass autographed by the whole band.  There is also a pre-order run through CM Distro that offers a different set of items, so be sure to check out both!  Pre-Order the CD Here

Kill Devil Hill hits the road to support the album on Oct 26th.  CLICK HERE FOR TOUR DATES.  VIP Packages are available on all dates.  Fans can attend Soundcheck, Meet the Band, and get some exclusive merch.  CLICK HERE FOR VIP PACKAGES!

 

A.L.I.V.E.!; A TRIBUTE TO 70′S ERA KISS, (FEATURING MEMBERS OF PANTERA, GUNS N’ ROSES, WHITESNAKE & KILL DEVIL HILL) PREMIERE FIRST TRACK.

Alive fb profile picRex Brown (bass; Pantera, Kill Devil Hill), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar; Guns ‘N Roses), Brian Thomas Tichy (drums; Whitesnake, Queensryche, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) and Mark Zavon (guitar; Kill Devil Hill), all ended up contributing tracks on rock journalist Mitch Lafon’s KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for cancer care: “A World With Heroes.” http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kiss40thtribute

 

LaFon approached each of them about participating in the project, and not only did they all want to support the cause, but they also shared a similar passion for 70′s era KISS.  Rex and Tichy laid down bass and drums on Bumblefoot’s version of “Detroit Rock City” in which not only does Thal play all guitars, he sings all vocals.  Tichy also tracked drums, backgrounds, rhythm and leads (along with Zavon) to Rex and Zavon’s version of “Larger Than Life,” which features Rex’s debut on lead vocals.  The track can be streamed on the BandPage tab of the A.L.I.V.E.! Facebook page HERE!

 

When the emails started circling, it became apparent that they all shared the same love for KISS in the 70′s. After hearing the finished tracks, they were all amazed at how much Thal sounded like Paul Stanley and Rex like Gene Simmons on their respective tracks. Someone suggested it might be fun to play these songs live, and A.L.I.V.E.! was born!

According to Brown, “We each got asked to play on this tribute album to benefit cancer research.  Obviously, it was for a great cause and we wanted to be a part of it, but I think it also came from a place of real passion too.  Each of us were hugely influenced by KISS early in our lives, so the chance to play on those tracks was a real honor.  After we’d heard what we’d recorded, we thought it would be a lot of fun to do it live.  As it turned out, Mark and I had just finished recording the upcoming Kill Devil Hill album, and had a small window of time this summer before we head out on the road again.  The timing perfectly coincided with breaks in Ron and Brian’s schedules as well, so we decided to put this thing together!”

 

A.L.I.V.E.! is a as much of of a “thank you” to KISS as it is a tribute. Brown, Thal, Tichy and Zavon won’t be in costume and greasepaint, making this even more of a true tribute to the music that changed them when they first heard it.”

 

Rex continues, “I remember I was in 7th grade & this chick had a copy of ALIVE!  I swiped it & it changed the future of rock and roll as I know it!!  They were like “gods” to this scrawny kid from Texas learning to play guitar!!  They are one of the reasons I jam to this day!! I got to open up for them numerous times in stadiums & it’s the attitude and the songs, not the schtick, that I go back to every time!!”

 

Tichy adds, “I thought KISS ALIVE! was the loudest record ever when I first heard it! KISS was the first band I got into. Peter Criss was my first drum idol and he is where I started as a drummer! When the idea of all of us going for this together was brought up, we all reacted with unbridled excitement to how much fun and how powerful this could be! I can’t wait to play with these badass musicians I am proud to call friends!”

 

When asked about KISS’s influence on him, Thal said, “Hearing the KISS “Alive!” album at the age of 5 is what made me want to play guitar and join a band. I’m looking forward to playing the songs that launched my life!”

 

Zavon said, “When I was 14 I borrowed ‘Destroyer’ from the public library and have never been the same since.”

 

A.L.I.V.E.! will perform material off of KISS’s hugely influential  “Alive!” and “Alive II” records as well as some of their personal favorites!

 

Rex Brown is celebrating his birthday on July 27th and the band have decided that would be a perfect time to launch A.L.I.V.E!  The Rex Brown Birthday Bash featuring A.L.I.V.E.! will take place on the following dates:

 

Wednesday, July 24th – The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA

Thursday, July 25th – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

Friday, July 26th – Shamrock’s Grill and Pub – Chino Hills, CA

 

For more information, please visit  

https://www.facebook.com/AliveAnAllStarTributeToKiss

https://twitter.com/ALIVE_tribute

 

MEMBERS OF PANTERA, GUNS ‘N ROSES, WHITESNAKE AND KILL DEVIL HILL FORM A.L.I.V.E.!; A TRIBUTE TO 70′S ERA KISS!

A.L.I.V.E.! Promo Photo 2A.L.I.V.E.!, the new band put together strictly out of a passion for 70′s era KISS was formed by good timing and happenstance! Rex Brown (bass; Pantera, Kill Devil Hill), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar; Guns ‘N Roses), Brian Thomas Tichy (drums; Whitesnake, Queensryche, Ozzy Osbourne, S.U.N.) and Mark Zavon (guitar; Kill Devil Hill), all ended up working together on rock journalist Mitch Lafon’s KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for cancer care: “A World With Heroes.”

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kiss40thtribute

This serendipitous occurrence came to be when Rex and Tichy laid down bass and drums on Bumblefoot’s version of “Detroit Rock City” in which not only does Thal play all guitars, he sings all vocals.  Tichy also tracked drums, backgrounds, rhythm and leads (along with Zavon) to Rex and Zavon’s version of “Larger Than Life.” Rex makes his debut lead vocal on this track. 

When the emails started circling, it became apparent that they all shared the same love for KISS in the 70′s. At the same time, they all were all somewhat shocked by how much Thal sounded like Paul Stanley and Rex like Gene Simmons on their tracks. Therein lay the set up leading to the formation of A.L.I.V.E.!

According to Brown, “We each got asked to play on this tribute album to benefit cancer research.  Obviously, it was for a great cause and we wanted to be a part of it, but I think it also came from a place of real passion too.  Each of us were hugely influenced by KISS early in our lives, so the chance to play on those tracks was a real honor.  After we’d heard what we’d recorded, we thought it would be a lot of fun to do it live.  As it turned out, Mark and I had just finished recording the upcoming Kill Devil Hill album, and had a small window of time this summer before we head out on the road again.  The timing perfectly coincided with breaks in Ron and Brian’s schedules as well, so we decided to put this thing together!”

A.L.I.V.E.! is a as much of of a “thank you” to KISS as it is a tribute. Brown, Thal, Tichy and Zavon won’t be in costume and greasepaint, making this even more of a true tribute to the music that changed them when they first heard it.”

Alive fb profile picRex continues, “I remember I was in 7th grade & this chick had a copy of ALIVE!  I swiped it & it changed the future of rock and roll as I know it!!  They were like “gods” to this scrawny kid from Texas learning to play guitar!!  They are one of the reasons I jam to this day!! I got to open up for them numerous times in stadiums & it’s the attitude and the songs, not the schtick, that I go back to every time!!”

Tichy adds, “I thought KISS ALIVE! was the loudest record ever when I first heard it! KISS was the first band I got into. Peter Criss was my first drum idol and he is where I started as a drummer! When the idea of all of us going for this together was brought up, we all reacted with unbridled excitement to how much fun and how powerful this could be! I can’t wait to play with these badass musicians I am proud to call friends!”

When asked about KISS’s influence on him, Thal said, “Hearing the KISS “Alive!” album at the age of 5 is what made me want to play guitar and join a band. I’m looking forward to playing the songs that launched my life!”

Zavon said, “When I was 14 I borrowed ‘Destroyer’ from the public library and have never been the same since.”

A.L.I.V.E.! will perform material off of KISS’s hugely influential  “Alive!” and “Alive II” records as well as some of their personal favorites!

Rex Brown is celebrating his birthday on July 27th and the band have decided that would be a perfect time to launch A.L.I.V.E!  The Rex Brown Birthday Bash featuring A.L.I.V.E.! will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, July 24th – The Whiskey – Hollywood, CA

Thursday, July 25th – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/kyylxqb to listen to snippets of the songs that brought this all together!

Please visit and “like” the official A.L.I.V.E.! facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AliveAnAllStarTributeToKiss

 

5/17/13

Judas Priest: Victim Of Changes (Live)

Iron Maiden: Where Eagles Dare

Van Halen: Hear About It Later

Megadeth: Super Collider

Kings X: Over My Head

Metallica: Whiskey In The Jar

Black Star Riders: Kingdom Of The Lost

Ozzy: Ultimate Sin

UFO: Dr Dr (Live)

Rainbow: Tarot Woman

Black Sabbath: Mob Rules

Dio: Holy Diver

Winery Dogs: Elevate

Dream Theater: As I Am

Anthrax: Medusa

Sammy Hagar: Heavy Metal

Clutch: Crucial Velocity

Motley Crue: Bastard

Burning Rain: My Lust Your Fate

Armored Saint: March Of The Saint

Grim Reaper: See You In Hell

Thin Lizzy: Still In Love With You (Live)

5/10/13 ROB HALFORD GUEST

Slayer: South Of Heaven
Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss
Judas Priest: Rapid Fire (Live)
Judas Priest: Bloodstone
Rob Zombie: Dead City Radio
Exodus: Toxic Waltz
Iron Maiden: Infinite Dreams
Black Star Riders: Bound For Glory
Winery Dogs: Elevate
Blue Murder: Valley Of The Kings
Black Sabbath: God Is Dead?
Pantera: This Love
Loudness: Heavy Chains
Deep Purple: Out Of Hand
Kiss: God Of Thunder (Live)
AC/DC: Dog Eat Dog
BLS: Can’t Find My Way Home

4/5/12 – CHRIS JERICHO CO-HOST, JASON BEILER AND BRENT FITZ GUESTS

 

Iron Maiden: Powerslave

Judas Priest: Bloodstone

Queensryche: Redemption

Saigon Kick: Come Take Me Now

Fozzy: Spider In My Mouth

Kiss: Rise To It

Slash: Halo

Megadeth: Wake Up Dead

Saxon: Sacrifice

Adrenaline Mob: Barracuda

Loudness: Never Change Your Mind

NEW BLACK SABBATH SONG “GOD IS DEAD” RELEASED TODAY!

BlackSabbath400Black Sabbath’s eagerly awaited new album, entitled 13, will be released on June 11th, but fans are able to get a listen to one of the songs today as the band released the track “God Is Dead” to iheart Radio.  Although you have to deal with a few iheart Radio watermarks, you can listen to the track below.

13 marks the first Sabbath studio album to feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals in 35 years.

The band has also announced 4 US tour dates for the summer:

August:

4: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
14: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
24: Seattle, WA (Gorge Amphiteatre)

September 3: Los Angeles, CA (Los Angeles Sports Arena)

Black Sabbath’s 13 is available for pre-order on Amazon NOW!  CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!

3/29/13 – ROBIN ZANDER & DAVID COVERDALE

Motorhead: Ace Of Spades

Motley Crue: Live Wire

Ratt: Body Talk

Ace Frehley: Rip It Out

Queen: Sheer Heart Attack

Queensryche: Redemption

UFO: Doctor Doctor (Live)

Zebra: Tell Me What You Want

Anthrax: Big Eyes

Cheap Trick: Hello There/Come On Come On (Live)

Skid Row: Kings Of Demolition

Rush: Jacobs Ladder

Whitesnake: Gambler

Burning Rain: My Lust Your Fate

Iron Maiden: Children Of The Damned

Dio: Straight Thru The Heart

Y&T: This Time

3/22/13 – RICKY WARWICK & REX BROWN

Anthrax: Smokin

Adrenaline Mob: Romeo Delight

AC/DC: Shoot To Thrill

Y&T: Don’t Stop Running

Iron Maiden: Hallowed Be Thy Name (Live)

Whitesnake: Need Your Love So Bad

Deep Purple: Hell To Pay

UFO: Rock Bottom (Live)

Saxon: Denim & Leather

Pantera: Cowboys From Hell

Black Star Riders: Bound For Glory

Thin Lizzy: Thunder & Lightning

Buckcherry: Sloth

Scorpions: China White

Queensryche: I Don’t Believe In Love

T&N w/Sebastian Bach: Alone Again

 

JAKE E. LEE TALKS NEW BAND, NEW MUSIC FOR 2013.

lAfter a long absence, it seems that former OZZY OSBOURNE and BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee is poised to return to making new music.  According to Michael Toney, author of the book “TALES FROM THE STAGE VOL 1,” Jake is currently in the studio recording new music for an album that should hopefully come out later this year.

Jake’s new project will be called JAKE E. LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL and will feature Ronnie Mancuso (Beggars and Thieves) on bass and Jonas Fairley (Black Betty) on drums.  While a permanent vocalist is yet to be announced, the album will include appearances by several guest vocalists, including Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Sass Jordan (S.U.N), and possibly original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno.

Jake gave Michael Toney a sneak preview of what’s to come.  According to Toney:  ”The two new tracks that I have heard are very impressive, and are incredibly fresh sounding – but not really in the same family as [Jake's] work with Badlands or Ozzy. It’s still hard rock, but perhaps a bit more melodic.”

We’ll certainly keep an eye on this here at eddietrunk.com and will give you updates as we get more information.  We’ll look to get the low-down from Jake himself in the coming months!

Michael Toney’s book TALES FROM THE STAGE VOLUME 1 features exclusive interviews with several artists and music industry insiders, including Tim “Ripper” Owens, Bruce Kulick, Brian Tichy, and our own Eddie Trunk.  Check it out HERE!