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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ALTER BRIDGE SET TO RELEASE “LIVE AT THE O2 ARENA + RARITIES” WORLDWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 8TH

Coming off their most-successful world tour to date, Alter Bridge announces the release of a new live album and rarities collection. Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities is scheduled for worldwide release on September 8th through Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. That landmark performance is now captured in its entirety on two CDs. The 19-track recording documents what an enormous presence Alter Bridge have become on concert stages around the world. The album can be preordered here.

Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips tear through hits like Farther Than The Sun, Show Me A Leader, Rise Today, and their masterpiece Isolation, showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung Waters Rising, the acoustic-driven Watch Over You and their mighty signature anthem Blackbird.

In addition, this latest release contains an exclusive full-length “Rarities”-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The CD features the never-before released tracks Cruel Sun and Solace that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. The song Breathe from those same sessions was released as a bonus track exclusively for Best Buy on The Last Hero. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible collection of Alter Bridge gems will be released in xxx different formats. In addition to the regular three CD audio version, you can go for the ultimate fan experience and get one of the limited deluxe versions which also include an exclusive documentary with plenty of interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving you an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London’s O2 arena! View the trailer below.

Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities track listing:

CD1:

1. The Writing on the Wall
2. Come to Life
3. Addicted to Pain
4. Ghost of Days Gone By
5. Cry of Achilles
6. The Other Side
7. Farther Than the Sun
8. Ties That Blind
9. Water Rising
10. Crows on a Wire
11. Watch Over You
(solo acoustic)

CD2:

12. Isolation
13. Blackbird
14. Metalingus
15. Open Your Eyes
16. Show Me A Leader
17. Rise Today
18. Poison in Your Veins
19. My Champion

CD3″

1. Breathe
2. Cruel Sun
3. Solace
4. New Way To Live
5. The Damage Done
6. We Don’t Care at All
7. Zero
8. Home
9. Never Borne To Follow
10. Never Say Die (Outright)
11. Symphony Of Agony (The Last of Our Kind)

The band is kicking off their European tour on June 3rd and it will run through July 7th. If you want to experience the Alter Bridge live force on stage yourself, make sure you catch them on one of the following dates all across Europe this summer! They will blow you away!

Alter Bridge European Tour Dates 2017:

June:

6 NL – Tilburg / 013
14 CZ – Prague / Forum Karlin
20 IE – Dublin / Olympia
21 UK – Belfast / Ulster Hall
24 DE – Leipzig / Haus Auersee
29 ES – Madrid / Auditorio M. Rios
30 ES – Bilbao / Miribilla

Festival shows:

June:

3 DE – Nuremberg / Rock im Park
4 DE – Nurburgring / Rock am Ring
8 SE – Solvesborg / Sweden Rock
10 FR – Paris / Download
11 UK – Donington / Download
15 AT – Nickelsdorf / Novarock
17 BE – Dessel / Graspop
18 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
23 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell
26 LU – Luxembourg City / LuxExpo

July:

2 ES – Barcelona / Rock Fest
5 IT – Rome / Rock in Rome
6 IT – Milan / Market Sound
7 CH – Pratteln / Summernights

Alter Bridge line-up:

Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall on bass
Scott Phillips on drums

For more information about the band, please visit alterbridge.com or facebook.com/alterbridge.

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THE WINERY DOGS ANNOUNCE “DOG YEARS: LIVE IN SANTIAGO & BEYOND 2013-2016” And “DOG YEARS” EP DUE OUT AUGUST 4TH

When a new band gets nothing but glowing live reviews right out of the gate for their first two albums, they must be doing something right.

The Winery Dogs–Richie Kotzen (vocals, guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), Mike Portnoy (drums)—have been mesmerizing live audiences at over 200 shows with their monstrous musicianship since they exploded onto the scene in 2013 with the release of their self-titled debut album.

Now it’s time to show fans, old and new, what people have been saying about The Winery Dogs since their first worldwide tour launched in 2013. Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016, which will be available in both standard and deluxe editions, is a collection of live concert footage, music videos, and an EP of previously unreleased studio tracks, is due out August 4th on Loud & Proud Records. Pre-orders are available now on Amazon for the deluxe and standard ditions. A trailer can be seen on below.

A standard two-disc edition of Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016 will be available which includes one Blu-Ray disc of the 100-minute concert, eight music videos from the band’s two albums, and the Dog Years EP on CD. A special edition five-disc package will consist of one Blu-Ray disc, one DVD of the live concert material and the eight music videos, the Dog Years EP on CD, as well as two CDs of the live concert audio.

Here’s the complete track listing of the Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016:

Live In Santiago:

1. Oblivion
2. Captain Love
3. We Are One
4. Hot Streak
5. How Long
6. Time Machine
7. Empire
8. Fire
9. Think It Over
10. Mike Portnoy Drum Solo
11. The Other Side
12. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
13. Ghost Town
14. I’m No Angel
15. Elevate
16. Regret
17. Desire

Music Videos:

Elevate
Desire
Time Machine
I’m No Angel
Oblivion
Captain Love
Hot Streak
Fire

Dog Years EP:

1. Criminal
2. The Game
3. Solid Ground
4. Love Is Alive
5. Moorage Daydream

The Winery Dogs online:

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

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THIRD ANNUAL “RIDE FOR RONNIE” MOTORCYCLE RALLY AND CONCERT RAISES $40,000 FOR RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND

Despite the continuous threat of rain, the 3rd Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert, held on Sunday, May 7th,attracted motorcycle enthusiasts and rock music fans alike and raised $40,000 for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Dio Cancer Fund co-founder and president Wendy Dio led the procession of some 200 motorcycle riders for the morning RIDE from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Los Encinos Park in Encino. She was joined by Sons of Anarchy actors Emilio Rivera (and also star of the forthcoming Mayans MC series), Sean McNabb (who also performed with Lynch Mob at the concert) and Star Fields, as well as actors Al Coronel (The Last Ship) and Chris Bruno (The Dead Zone) and musicians Lita Ford, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, who claimed to be on the oldest bike in the RIDE and Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry) plus Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Dr. Sandy Kapoor and KLOS Radio “Horns Up” show personality Stew Herrera.

The afternoon of live music following the ride, hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk,was kicked off by the trio of rockin’ schoolteachers known as No Small Children. Performances by Sonia Harley, The Loveless, Eddie Money and Rough Cutt followed. Rough Cutt concluded its set with a performance of Stars, the song released in 1986 by Hear ‘N Aid, an organization spearheaded by the original Dio band to raise money for famine relief in Africa. Rough Cutt members Paul Shortino, Dave Alford, Amir Derakh, Chris Hager, and Matt Thorne were joined on stage by Lita Ford, Ronnie James Dio’s cousin David “Rock” Feinstein, Brittany Denaro (Vixen), Patrick Stone (Budderside), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Joe Retta, Bjorn Englen and Scott Warren of Dio Disciples, Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat) and legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads’ brother Kelle Rhoads for the song.

Next up, Steven Adler and Friends took to the stage for an all-star jam featuring the Guns N’ Roses drummer along with Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist), playing three Guns N’ Roses hits.

Rousing sets by Dio Disciples and headliners LYNCH MOB rounded out the afternoon of music. The threatening skies finally let loose during Lynch Mob’s last song, drenching the audience as they headed out of the park.

A silent auction, raffle and live auction, which included Eddie Money’s stage-worn full-length leather trenchcoat from his 2000 Millennium Tour and a Great White acoustic guitar signed by the band members brought in additional donations during the event.

Wendy Dio and Dr. Sandy Kapoor presented a check for $25,000 to Dr. David Wong of the UCLA School of Dentistry to further his team’s research into the development of a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer. Dr. Wong told the crowd that the recognized support from the Dio Cancer Fund has already brought his project additional funding.

The family of Randy Rhoads-his sister Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and brother Kelle Rhoads-joined Wendy Dio on stage to show their support for the work of the Dio Cancer Fund, presenting the organization with a donation in memory of their late brother.

Photo above: Kelle Rhoads, Wendy Dio, Kathy Rhoads D’Argenzio and Eddie Trunk.

Photo credit: Sharon Weisz

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW RELEASE SOME STUDIO MATERIAL

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow have released their first new studio material in 22 years. The two songs are a re-working of the band’s 1981 hit I Surrender — originally sung by Joe Lynn Turner, now voiced by new singer Ronnie Romero — and a cover of Edward Elgar’s famous Land Of Hope And Glory, a patriotic song written in 1902, and perhaps best known for its use at the close of The BBC’s annual Last Night At The Proms broadcast.

In April, Blackmore told Japan’s Burn Magazine, “We recorded some songs for Blackmore’s Night and two songs with the new singer for Rainbow. I wrote one new song, and also recorded one of the old ones. Ronnie, who is in Madrid now, added his vocals and sent it back. Rather than make an album, we may release as singles.”

Rainbow’s performance at the Genting Arena in Birmingham from June last year is to be released on June 9th as a double album titled Live In Birmingham 2016.

Rainbow also have four live UK shows scheduled for next month.

additional source: Classic Rock via teamrock.com

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