This Sunday, August 25th, Eddie Trunk visits Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp,  Get a glimpse into what really happens at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in this exciting episode of Trunkfest with Eddie Trunk on AXS TV, featuring Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Lou Gramm of Foreigner.
See a preview of Sunday’s show, below.
 Register for our upcoming camp, November 14th-17th in Hollywood CA and you will save $500 before the price goes up!  Our early registration discount ends soon. $499 holds your spot.
You will spend four days filled with Beatles music led by musicians who have played with members of the Fab Four, such as Denny Seiwell (Wings) and Alan White (Plastic Ono Band, Yes), and perform with your camper band at the live finale with Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen and Daxx Nielsen of Cheap Trick performing their iconic Sgt. Pepper Live show with camp attendees at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.
In case you missed our big announcement, Grammy weekend 2020 kicks off with our January 23rd-26th, 2020 Jam the Hits with the Masters Volume II Camp in Hollywood, CA. Campers will perform timeless anthems with the arena rockers who helped make those tunes world famous: Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), John Oates (Hall & Oates), and Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) Hitmaker camp counselors include Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren/Utopia), Eva Gardner (Pink), Tony Franklin (The Firm), and Gary Hoey and many more. The big finale takes place at the world-famous Troubadour, where campers will perform smash hits such as Keep On Loving You and Can’t Fight This Feeling, Sara Smile and Maneater, and Refugee and Free Fallin’. Our Headline package is where you will spend four days living your dream, while you rehearse, jam and perform with Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon, John Oates of Hall & Oates and Steve Ferrone from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Hollywood, CA along with our incredible rock star counselors.
Our amazing Recording package addition is where you will spend a full day in, the studio with your band and legendary producer Ron Nevison (Jefferson Airplane, Heart, Chicago). You and your band will fully experience what it’s like to go into the studio and record with producer Ron Nevison, who will capture your skills in pristine digital audio format that you can share with all your friends and family…
Also, at this camp we are offering our package specifically for beginners. Rockstar 101 package-a customized package for beginners. This package is specifically for the man or woman who is just starting to learn an instrument or who has always wanted to learn an instrument. We have customized this program with you in mind. Your rock star counselor will get you prepared and ready for will jams with the amazing headliners and your live. Completely non-competitive, and no experience necessary.
We have the Jr Rockers Program for ages 10-16. This is the perfect program for your up and coming rock star. Their rock star counselor will mentor your child throughout camp, as they encourage them in developing their musical skills, live performance skills, working in a band environment, and so much more. They will participate in master classes, jam rooms, and counselor jams – Limited spots available, register now for this incredible music experience.
All skill levels are respected and welcome! For packages and pricing go to , click here, or call Monica at 888-762-2263 ex 7.
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Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25th via Spinefarm Records, listen here.
With Boneshaker, all-action Aussie rockers Airbourne decided to take the bolder path: to align with Nashville’s Number One producer — Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the A Star Is Born soundtrack. It was their way of staking out new turf away from comfort zones and safe havens…
“It’s a live gig in the studio. This is always something we wanted to do – find a way to bring the soul and power of an Airbourne live show into an album. Cobb caught our lightning and put it in a bottle,” states bandleader Joel O’Keeffe.
Relocating to historic Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, six-time Grammy Award-winning producer Cobb’s natural home and one of Music City’s most prized creative hubs, the four musicians set themselves a challenge: to make a record cut from the same frayed cloth as those classic late-’70s recordings from Australia’s legendary Albert’s house of Oz Rock that inspired the band so much. 
The band also shared the cover artwork for Boneshaker, which was a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd, and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. Guitarist Matthew Harrison states, “The whole sentiment we were after was about rock ‘n’ roll for life. We wanted to create something tattoo-worthy, and that the artwork was classic and stood the test of time.”
There are no weird tangents here, no un-called for asides, no messin’ about. This is straight-down-the-line pure rock ‘n’ roll drama, smelling of burnt rubber, spilt gasoline, and valves glowing red hot. No ballads, no acoustic guitars, no keyboards. It’s 10 tracks and 30 minutes of music. Everything lean ‘n’ lethal, stripped to the bone, to those essential elements that rock ‘n’ roll requires to properly do its work: raging guitars, pounding bass ‘n’ bass, vocals packed full of real personality. This is the kind of passion that only comes from willfully pursuing a life on the line. 

Boneshaker tack listing:

1. Boneshaker
2. Burnout The Nitro
3. This Is Our City
4. Sex to Go
5. Backseat Boogie
6. Blood In The Water
7. She Gives Me Hell
8. Switchblade Angel
9. Weapon of War
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll For Life

As always, you can find Airbourne on the road. They will be crisscrossing the planet, in true Airbourne fashion, until 2022. Watch this space for U.S. dates.

Airbourne are:

Joel O’Keeffe — vocals/lead guitar
Matthew Harrison — guitar
Justin Street — bass
Ryan O’Keeffe — drums

Airbourne Online:

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For the first time in his solo career, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne will be celebrated with the first-ever definitive vinyl collection of all his original solo material. To be released on November 29th through Sony Legacy, fans can pre-order the box set here. The box set is titled See You On The Other Side and includes:


-173 songs total on 16 albums, each of which is 150-gram, hand-pressed multi-colored splatter vinyl, making each pressing unique. Many of the albums are previously unavailable or are currently out of print on vinyl. 

The collection also includes:

Flippin’ The B Sidea new collection of non-album tracks, which has never been pressed to vinyl.
Black Rain, Down to Earth and Scream have never been pressed in the U.S., while No More Tears was remastered from the original flat analog album masters and is offered as a two-LP set which will allow the album’s songs to be uncompressed for the very first time ever on vinyl. (Full list of albums is below.)


-10 newly designed 24″X36″ posters (including some never-before-seen images) each accompany the 10 studio albums released between 1981-2010.

Twelve AR (Augmented Reality) experiences will be included throughout the package. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Signed Certificate:

Each collection features an individually numbered vellum certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Ozzy.

“This one’s the most elaborate collection so far,” Ozzy says. “It’s very well thought-out and well put together. It’s got everything in there that you possibly could want and some surprises along the way. The sound of a vinyl record is different, and I do believe that vinyl sounds better.”

The full list of vinyl (all of which contain the original track-listings) is as follows:
Blizzard Of Ozz, 1980
Mr. Crowley (EP), 45 RPM 1980
Diary Of A Madman, 1981
Bark At The Moon, 1983
The Ultimate Sin, 1986
Tribute (2 LPs), 1987
No Rest For The Wicked, 1988
Just Say Ozzy (EP), 1990
No More Tears, 1991
Live & Loud (3 LPs), 1993
Ozzmosis (2 LPs), 1995
Down To Earth, 2001
Live At Budokan, (2 LPs) 2002
Black Rain (2 LPs), 2007
Scream (2 LPs), 2010
Bonus features include:
Flippin’ The B Side:
(a new collection of non-LP tracks)
Side A: 

You Looking At Me Looking At You
Originally from the Crazy Train UK 7″ single, released 1980
One Up The B Side
Originally from Bark At The Moon 7″ single,released 1983
Originally from Bark At The Moon, 7″ single,released 1983
Originally a hidden track from the No Rest For The Wicked US CD and cassette release, released 1988
The Liar
Originally from the Miracle Man UK 12″ single, released 1988
Don’t Blame Me
Originally from the Mama I’m Coming Home” UK 7″ single, released 1991
Side B:

Party With The Animals
Originally from the Mama I’m Coming Home US CD single, released 1992
Living With The Enemy
Originally from the Perry Mason UK CD single, released 1995
Voodoo Dancer
Originally from the I Just Want You UK CD single, released 1996
Back On Earth
Originally from The Ozzman Cometh compilation, released 1997
No Place For Angels
Originally from the Gets Me Through CD single, released 2001
Walk On Water
Originally released on Prince Of Darkness, released 2005

Flexi Disc, 7″ (45 RPM)
Unreleased version of See You On The Other Side (Demo)

Watch a clip about the set , with special guest star Zakk Wylde, below.

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When Stone Temple Pilots returned to the studio in 1994 to record the band’s second album, the quartet was facing the high expectations set by its debut Core (1992), which sold more than eight million copies and earned a Grammy Award. The release of Purple on June 7th, 1994 would cement their place as one of the definitive bands of their generation as the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart on its way to selling more than six million copies.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on September 13th for $64.98 via Rhino. The 3-CD/1-LP set includes a newly remastered version of the original studio album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased versions of album tracks and rarities, along with an unreleased full concert recording from 1994. On the same day, the music will be made available both digitally and as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition.

A limited-edition bundle of the Purple: Super Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order at which includes a bonus replica seven-inch vinyl single of Interstate Love Song that was originally released in the U.K. in 1994. This exclusive bundle is limited to 1,000 copies.

Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz recorded most of Purple in Atlanta with producer Brendan O’Brien. The album features some of the group’s most iconic tracks, including Interstate Love Song and Vasoline — which both topped the Mainstream Rock chart in 1994.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition explores the making of the album with a mix of unreleased music that includes demos (Unglued and Army Ants) and early versions of album tracks (Meat Plow and Interstate Love Song), plus acoustic recordings (Big Empty). The collection also features three unreleased live performances from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of Christmastime Is Here from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the new collection, however, is STP’s previously unreleased demo of She Knows Me Too Well, a song the Beach Boys originally recorded in 1965.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition closes with a previously unreleased recording of the band’s August 23rd, 1994 concert in New Haven, Connecticut. The electrifying 17-song performance captures the band in top form with both electric and acoustic sets, featuring 10 songs from Purple along with hits from Core (Plush and Sex Type Thing) and covers (David Bowie’s Andy Warhol and Woody Guthrie’s Gypsy Davy).

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition 3CD/1LP track listing:

Disc One: Purple 2019 Remaster

1.  Meat Plow 
2.  Vasoline 
3.  Lounge Fly 
4.  Interstate Love Song 
5.  Still Remains 
6.  Pretty Penny 
7.  Silvergun Superman 
8.  Big Empty 
9.  Unglued 
10. Army Ants 
11. Kitchenware & Candybars

Disc Two: Early Versions, Demos & Acoustic

1.  Meat Plow – Early Version * 
2.  Interstate Love Song – Early Version * 
3.  Big Empty – Acoustic Version * 
4.  Unglued – Demo * 
5.  Army Ants – Demo * 
6.  Kitchenware & Candybars – Demo * 
7.  Dancing Days 
8.  She Knows Me Too Well – Demo * 
9.  Interstate Love Song – Acoustic Version * (Live At KROQ Acoustic Christmas 1994) 
10. Pretty Penny – Acoustic Version * 
11. Kitchenware & Candybars – Acoustic Version * 
12. Christmastime Is Here – Acoustic Version *

Disc Three: Live at New Haven Vererans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, August 23, 1994:

1.  Vasoline * 
2.  Silvergun Superman * 
3.  Crackerman * 
4.  Lounge Fly * 
5.  Meat Plow * 
6.  Still Remains * 
7.  Gypsy Davy * 
8.  Pretty Penny * 
9.  Creep * 
10. Andy Warhol * 
11. Army Ants * 
12. Big Empty * 
13. Interstate Love Song * 
14. Plush * 
15. Unglued * 
16. Dead & Bloated * 
17. Sex Type Thing *
* previously unreleased

Bonus Interstate Love Song 7-inch

Side 1:

1. Interstate Love Song

Side 2:

1. Lounge Fly

Stone Temple Pilots will be heading out on the road, co-headling a tour with Rivals Sons, starting September 13th in Baltimore, MD and winding down in San Diego, CA on October 9th. To see entire tour itinerary, please click here.

Listen to a live version of Interstate Love Song, and an acoustic version of Big Empty, from the 25th-anniversary edition of Purple, below.

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Robert Cavuoto of spoke with guitarist Michael Schenker. Highlights from the interview appear below.

Robert Cavuoto: You released Resurrection in March 2018, and Revelation will come out September 20th. Since the releases are close together by today’s standards, I was wondering if they were written and recorded at the same time.

Michael Schenker: No, we don’t like to work on two CDs at the same time. The last show for Resurrection was September 2018, and the American tour was scheduled for April 2019. I decided that I’m not going to sit around doing nothing, so I called the record company and told them, during the eight-month window I wanted to write another CD….

Robert Cavuoto: Working with four great singers [in Michael Schenker Fest], whose voice do you hear in your head when writing?

Michael Schenker: I don’t think of the singers; I just think of music. I grew up to music without lyrics because I didn’t understand English. I come up with the blueprint of the music. Then we sent the music out to all the singers. Doogie took the first two songs, and I thought he was taken care of. Then Robin picked a song he liked. I was very happy when Graham insisted on writing his own lyrics and melodies, as he did a fantastic job. Eventually, everyone was taken care of. Somehow, in the end, it all works out.

Robert Cavuoto: The artwork for Resurrection recreates the last supper, and Revelation recreates the Crucifixion of Christ, tell me about utilizing these provocative images on your CDs?

Michael Schenker: I didn’t come up with them. The idea I had which I told the record company for Revelation was to have a photo all the guys in the studio hanging around a big table or having a party/fest in the control room of the studio. We could then call it Michael Schenker Fest in the Studio. Someone from the record company sent me a photo of the last supper [laughing]. I told them that it was not what I meant. Somehow, people started liking the idea, and it soon evolved. Then Doogie started singing Take Me to the Church. I was like what is going on here? It was getting crazy, and I said we might as well call the CD Resurrection [Laughing] One thing leads to another.

For Revelation’s artwork, I had sketched out an idea of being tortured when I was slandered from the Scorpion days. Also, at some point in the 90s, I was invited to join a bunch of musicians on stage in front of 1000s of people and handed a guitar that was completely out of tune. It was humiliating! I was being set up, tortured, and hated. The other title we had for the CD was Purity and Compassion vs. Greed and Corruption. Basically, it has nothing to do with crucifixion; it is about me being tortured in my middle years. I wanted to work on myself and create music; to understand things more about myself. I had enough fame from my music to decide if I wanted to stay with the fame. I didn’t need it, so I disconnected with it and created the Michael Schenker Group. The CD Into the Arena was actually about getting on the battlefield. On this cover I’m not nailed to a guitar, I’m tied to it with rope. The Flying V and I were cursed in that period of time and totally distorted by my brother, Rudolf Schenker, using the same black & white Flying V. I was leaving the orbit trying to see the world, doing my work, and people didn’t know who the real Schenker was [laughing]. That is why I’m hanging on the Flying V with the rest of the guys. The problem with the CD cover is the painter misunderstood the concept in the beginning and the first iteration had the band hanging me on the guitar. I told him it doesn’t make sense. I’m supposed to be hanging on the guitar, and the band is supposed to be rescuing me. The front cover ended up as if the singers are glorifying me. That wasn’t the idea either; I must have overlooked it when I was proofing the artwork because I was so blown away with the beauty of it and how it was painted. The back of the CD cover is the way it was meant to be with the singers in fighting mode trying to get me off the guitar. The story is supposed to be that they cut me off the guitar and here we are. We’ve succeed, were back, and we are carrying on. It’s a celebration of surviving the middle years, and now we are all together. I only learned a few weeks ago that Graham was offended by the CD cover. I took another look at it and was like “s–t” I’m not surprised. Doogie should be more offended as he looks like he is worshiping me. I never noticed it, and I’m really embarrassed by it. They should have been looking to get me off the guitar to save the Michael Schenker Fest. It’s a bummer.

Robert Cavuoto: Do you see yourself bring Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz back for another tour of America?

Michael Schenker: They are doing their own thing, and I won’t break up what they are doing. After what I’m doing, there is no need to break up what they are working on. They are occupied and happy. Also, 2020 will be the 50th anniversary of Klaus Meine and I writing our first song together In Search of Peace of Mind, and 2022 will be 50th anniversary of my joining UFO.


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Gretsch singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23rd with the late great Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister of Motörhead.  The duet titled The Mask is far from Kilmister’s well-regarded metal fare, this poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Lynda Kay’s harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American Recordings with Johnny Cash.  The song was believed to have been lost, but was recently recovered. 

Kilmister had begun writing The Mask in 1979 and finished it with Lynda Kay in 2009. It will be the first single from Lynda Kay’s upcoming double album Black & Gold.  The album features 20 original and cover songs crossing such genres as early 60’s mid-century jazz and classic Bacharach pop to 70’s roots-rock and Memphis-soul and was produced by her husband Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case).  Musicians performing on her albums include members of bands from John Legend, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, Tedeschi Trucks, Rita Coolidge, Jackson Browne, and Jenny Lewis.

Some of the songs from Lynda Kay’s Black & Gold album will be featured this October 2019 on the Golden-Globe Award Winning Series Goliath on Amazon Prime when Lynda Kay co-stars as herself in five of the eight Episodes with the star of the show Billy Bob Thornton.  

Listen to Lemmy and Lynda’s song, The Mask, below.

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