“SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO” STARRING BRUCE DICKINSON IN THEATERS MAY 10TH

The film Scream for Me Sarajevo will be released beginning May 10th in select theaters across the US and Canada, it was announced today by CineLife Entertainment, the event cinema division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, and Eagle Rock Entertainment, a producer and distributor of music films.

Scream for Me Sarajevo is the astonishing true story of one of the most unlikely rock concerts ever staged, in a city under siege with mortars and grenades raining down on civilians, killing indiscriminately. The 1994 concert features global rock star Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks who performed in the midst of the siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.

Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also features concertgoers who made it to the show despite the atrocities going on around them in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interviews with the band, crew and security bring home the grim reality of the dangerous and often barbaric conditions surrounding the event.

“We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but f–k it, we went anyway” said Dickinson in his just published best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do?. “The gig was immense, intense, and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn’t really know didn’t matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings.”

In addition to the feature film, a specially recorded interview with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be included as exclusive theatrical-only content in participating theaters.

“We are excited to be working with Eagle Rock Entertainment to bring this special film to moviegoers, and Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden fans in the U.S.” said Mark Rupp, Managing Director, CineLife Entertainment.

To purchase tickets, visit screamformesarajevo.com.

Watch the trailer below.

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4/10: R&R HOF BROADCAST & TULSA FOR LA GUNS THIS FRIDAY! KIND DIAMOND PODCAST, MORE

I’ll be broadcasting live from Cleveland this Friday from the R&R Hall Of Fame. Volume on 106 will be offering wall to wall HOF coverage all weekend. I’ll be in live 9A-Noon ET on 106. Join me and my broadcast team for all the action. If you are in Cleveland you can come down and watch, but you will have to pay the admission to the HOF at usual prices. I do have to leave right after the broadcast to catch a flight, but happy to say hi if/when I have time. Friday night I’ll be in Tulsa hosting LA Guns at IDL Ballroom. Tickets at the door or Stubwire.

4/22 & 23 I am in Houston. 4/22 hosting Tom Keifer at Proof, 23rd at White Oak Music Hall 1-3 doing my SiriusXM show live. Admission FREE!

Please follow on Twitter for updates @EddieTrunk

Thanks to my guests this week already on TrunkNation; Producer Mike Fraser, Dee Snider, Rob Evan, Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino.

New podcast posting this Thursday features King Diamond. Free www.PodcastOne.com or Itunes

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DEF LEPPARD PICK THEIR FAVORITE DEF LEPPARD ALBUMS

Classic Rock Magazine asked the members of Def Leppard, “[What] is your favourite Leppard album?”

Joe Elliott:

“Wow! Who is your favourite child? Tough one! I have a massive love for Yeah!, our covers album, because those songs are my childhood on one disc, and I think on Def Leppard we proved – if to no one but ourselves – that we can still write great songs and have a good time creating new music. But logic dictates Hysteria is obviously the most important album we ever made. It captured a moment in time that seems to be lasting forever… long may it last.”

Phil Collen:

Hysteria. We actually changed the way that music sounded on the radio. Mutt bridged that gap between pop and rock. Pyromania was a bit like that, but with Hysteria it had a further-reaching effect. And Mutt really deserves the credit. He would push us: “This is average. But we’ve got to be great.”

There was something so pioneering about it. Y’know, like the Stones were a blues band, then all of a sudden the band that was doing Little Red Rooster was writing You Can’t Always Get What You Want. They went through a whole different thing. I think that’s what happened with us. And it kinda changed the way a lot of people approached rock music.”

Rick Allen:

“It changes. But what was one of our seemingly least popular albums has became one of my favourites – Slang [1996]. We were reeling from the fallout of the whole Seattle scene, and that album was a great opportunity to get back to basics. It wasn’t as polished, and maybe that was more the sound that would have happened to the band had we not met up with Mutt Lange.”

Rick Savage:

“I loved Pyromania and how it set the band up, but I’d have to choose Hysteria. Just the quality and depth of the songs. Whenever you hear any of those tracks on the radio, even all this time later, it doesn’t sound dated for a 1987 album.”

Vivian Campbell:

“[From my time in the band] I think Songs From The Sparkle Lounge [2008] felt the most comfortable, because it was so easy to make. We didn’t intellectualise it. Frequently there’s a concept that comes before the music – y’know, a discussion about what kind of album we want to make. But with Sparkle Lounge we didn’t sweat it. My theory is that it came on the heels of the Yeah! covers album [2006], where it was like painting by numbers. And I kinda feel like there was a bit of that same ethic and thought process about it.”

source: Classic Rock via loudersound.com

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ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK RECOUNTS DAVID COVERDALE’S CHALLENGES WHILE RECORDING THE BAND’S EPONYMOUS ’87 ALBUM

Martin Kielty of Ultimate Classic Rock reports:

Many debut albums are self-titled because the music you hear is the artist’s statement of intent. Others self-title releases later in their career because the music represents a definitive achievement.

David Coverdale got it absolutely spot-on when he called Whitesnake’s seventh album Whitesnake because it was indeed a definitive achievement – released in 1987 after almost everything that could go wrong had gone wrong.

Work on the follow-up to 1984’s Slide It In had begun the following year with the band’s eighth lineup since its formation in 1978. Coverdale, who’d endured fractious interactions with most of his previous colleagues, had established a close working relationship with Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes. Together with bassist Neil Murray and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, they began laying down tracks in Vancouver … which is where the project began to go off the rails.

“I got a dreadful sinus infection – which was not drug-related – and it cost me all my vocal ability, If there’s supposed to be any there,” Coverdale told Headbangers Ball. “I had to go in for surgery, and I said to the members of the group that there was no guarantee I’d get my voice back. I suggested that they find another band.”

He later recounted how he’d realized there was a problem as he tried to record Is This Love, “I sang the song from beginning to end, out of tune, and I couldn’t tell. At the end of it, I was dripping with sweat, and it’s not an exhausting song to perform.” He was given 50-50 odds of being able to sing again after doctors described his infection as the worst they’d ever seen. A course of antibiotics had appeared to resolve it, until a week after he’d gone back to work, when the problem had returned.

Coverdale was sidelined for eight months, during which time he became “mortified” at Sykes’ alleged attempts to wrest the project from the singer’s control. “I received no support from Sykes at that time,” he told In the Studio With Redbeard. “He did everything he could to take advantage of me being compromised.” In the meantime, the singer “tried to come to terms with the idea I could still write, I could still produce, but someone else would be singing my songs.”

By the time he felt ready to try again, he was “the only snake in residence,” left with the instrumental material that had already been laid down. He admitted his first studio session had him “indescribably nervous.” New producer Keith Olsen asked him to sing Still of the Night, claiming that it wouldn’t be recorded. “I almost vomited,” Coverdale recalled. “I sang the song twice, fingers crossed – and that’s what’s on the record.”

While the album was back on track, Whitesnake were, by that time, $3 million in debt; and Coverdale didn’t even know if there was a place for his band on the world stage, since groups like Bon Jovi and Europe had taken over the charts since his last release. Worse, he didn’t even have a band to place on that world stage.

“I’d written out the names of Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge,” he said later. “If I was getting a band together, these were the people I thought would be good – Viv to recreate the American guitar hero, Adrian to play more traditional guitar and Rudy and Tommy, who we’d approached to be the rhythm section on the album.”

Some of those men contributed finishing touches to Whitesnake, but Coverdale remained cautious and would only describe them as “on call” during the LP’s release. He referred to them as “The Vid Kids” when they appeared in the videos for the songs Still of the Night, Here I Go Again and Is This Love – promos, recorded over a fortnight, which also featured ‘80s actress and entertainer Tawny Kitaen. She was dating the singer at the time, and later, briefly, became his wife.

Whitesnake was released on April 7th, 1987, and renamed 1987 in Europe and Australia, and Serpens Albus in Japan. Even though it stalled at the number two spot on the U.S. Billboard 200, it stayed there for months, notching up five million sales while other albums came and went. Current total sales are more than 15 million.

Those figures were powered in no small way by the three hit singles, including the number one revamped version of Here I Go Again, which had originally appeared on 1982 LP Saints & SInners. Revisiting a five-year-old song – alongside Crying in the Rain, also from Saints & Sinners – might suggest a level of introspective reflection on the leader’s part. He seemed to agree when he told Redbeard that those songs had been “documenting professional dissatisfaction and private sadness.”

A reasonable way to be feeling if you suspect your performing career may be over in the lead-up to the release of what might be your final record. But it wasn’t. Whitesnake defined post-blues Coverdale and every lineup of the band that followed.
It wasn’t all good news, though. Admitting he’d “got tired of seeing myself on MTV,” Coverdale said “the only downside was it was the only time I’d embraced a fashion presentation, as opposed to being stylized in what I do. I think that disappointed a lot of my hardcore people – the Americanization of Whitesnake.”

It almost certainly did; but it managed to please many more other people.

source: ultimateclassicrock.com

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MEGADETH ANNOUNCE “KILLING IS MY BUSINESS…AND BUSINESS IS GOOD: THE FINAL KILL” DELUXE RE-ISSUE OF ICONIC DEBUT ALBUM

Hailed as “The Best Thrash Metal Debut Album All Time” (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers Megadeth will continue to celebrate the band’s 35th Anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album, Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good!. The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for a June 8th, release in North America & Europe, and in Japan on June 6th through Sony Japan.

Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good – The Final Kill has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine’s intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer, Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in MUSTAINE’s own attic!

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features Megadeth’s 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of These Boots, that has been added back to the record with recut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood’s version.

A complete track listing is as follows:

Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good – The Final Kill

1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)
2. Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! (Remastered)
3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)
4. Rattlehead (Remastered)
5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)
6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)
7. Mechanix (Remastered)
8. These Boots (Remastered)
9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (live) (1987 London, UK)
10. Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
11. The Skull Beneath the Skin (live) (1990 London, UK)
12. Rattlehead (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany)
13. Chosen Ones (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
14. Looking Down the Cross (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
15. Mechanix (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (demo) (Remastered)
17. The Skull Beneath the Skin (demo) (Remastered)
18. Mechanix (demo) (Remastered)

The re-issue is further enhanced by new album cover artwork, as seen showcased above, featuring a fully executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album’s initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from Megadeth’s storied 35-year history.

The Final Kill is the complete vision of main man, Mustaine, who commented stating, “I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!.”

Mustaine further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue’s liner notes.

Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good – The Final Kill is now available for pre-order in the below format options:

North America:

CD Digipak (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Red 2LP – Limited to 1500 copies (In stores & Online)
Gatefold Black 2LP (In stores & Online)
Gatefold White 2LP – Limited to 500 copies (FYE Exclusive)
Gatefold Silver 2LP – Limited to 500 copies (Band Exclusive available at megadeth.com)

Europe:

CD Digipak
Gatefold Clear 2LP – Limited to 400 copies
Gatefold Black 2LP

Sony Japan:

BluSpec CD

Reserve your copy today.

Band Exclusive Silver 2LP & More Megadeth Merchandise available at:

megadeth.com
army-exclusive-pre-order

Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Century Media’s US Store:

centurymedia.merchnow.com

Clear 2LP & CD digipak:

cmdistro.de

Digital Pre-orders & Streaming:

centurymedia.lnk.to/MegadethKIMB

Signed Limited Copies Red or Black 2LP & CD Digipak available at Pledge Music:

megadeth.pmstores.co

Megadeth’s current line-up is…

Dave Mustaine – Vocals, Guitar
Kiko Louriero – Guitar
David Ellefson – Bass
Dirk Verbeuren – Drums

Megadeth online:

Offical Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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4/5: COVERDALE PODCAST, NEW TRUNK NATION T SHIRT, MILWAUKEE THIS WEEKEND, MORE

Hope everyone is having a great week. Radio shows have been killer this week with some great topics and guests including Chris Jericho and Paul Dean of Loverboy. Hear any old shows On Demand on the SiriusXM app. Tomorrow all listener calls about rock for Free For All Friday. Listen daily live 2-4P ET, replay 9-11P ET on 106 Volume on SiriusXM.

New podcast now up and free via Itunes or www.PodcastOne.com with guest David Coverdale. Great talk about Whitesnake, Purple and Jimmy Page!

I’ll be in Milwaukee this weekend. Hosting Saxon and Black Star Riders at the Northern Lights Theater. Hope to see you if attending.

I’ll be broadcasting live from the R&R HOF in Cleveland next Friday 4/13 from 9A-Noon ET on Volume. From there to Tulsa to host LA Guns at IDL that night! 4/22 back in Houston at Proof for Tom Keifer. Then 4/23 live Trunk Nation remote on SiriusXM from White Oak Music Hall 1-3 Central. Free and open to all! Please see all appearances on the home page.

Brand new TRUNK NATION T-Shirt just released in the Merch Store on this site. Perfect for the Spring! Thanks for supporting and representing the shows! Thanks to David Calcano for the design! Check it out now.

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