FORMER GUNS N’ ROSES GUITARIST GILBY CLARKE SHARES FIRST SINGLE “ROCK N ROLL IS GETTING LOUDER” OFF FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM

Gilby Clsrke is rocking into 2020 with the fiery new single Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder, marking his first new solo music in 17 years. The rebellious and anthemic track, written by the acclaimed guitarist (ex-Guns N’ Roses), singer and songwriter, “kicks off with raw, rumbling bass and the kind of guitars the Stones might have played if they’d grown up on 80s metal instead of the blues,” according to the UK’s Classic Rock magazine (2/10/2020). “Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder” will be featured on his new album The Gospel Truth due out later this year via Golden Robot Records. Listen to an audio stream of Rock N Roll Is Getting Louder at http://smarturl.it/GC-Getting-Louder. Read a Q&A with Gilby below and stay tuned in the coming weeks for the music video premiere.

The Gospel Truth was produced and written by Gilby at his Los Angeles recording studio.  The album features and includes Muddy Stardust on bass, Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Chickenfoot) on drums along with Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big) and Chad Stewart (Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns) on backing vocals.

Clarke was recently seen performing live at the annual NAMM conference in Anaheim, CA for VOX Amplification, followed by an appearance alongside Steve Lukather, Vinny Appice and Marc Bonilla, and many others for the Independent Music Professionals United and Ultimate Jam Night sponsored awareness event Change AB5 at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA.

Q: What inspired the sentiment of this song?

Gilby: The song is about having a rebellious spirit. Rock N Roll means many things. Rebelling…freedom…and being who you are on your own terms…not following whatever’s now in vogue. Therefore, Rock n Roll Is Getting Louder means ‘I am what I am, I won’t change that, and I stand up for things that are important to me, even if it’s not popular.”

Q: It’s been awhile since you’ve released new music. Can you talk about the excitement of getting your new music out to the public?

Gilby: “Beyond excited…I need the new songs as an infusion. Letting that creative outlet thrive is something most artists need.”

Q: In which ways do you feel this new music may be different to your previous music?

Gilby: “I don’t think it’s very different at all. I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel. I have found the music that I like as an artist and a musician. It’s important that I get better at it and try new things, but I like Rock N Roll, and loud guitars are good for the soul.”

Q: Can fans expect shows coming up either in America and/or overseas?

Gilby: “Yes, as soon as we get a couple of singles out, we will start booking shows.”

Q: What do you feel is the perfect recipe for creating a powerful rock song?

Gilby: “I always start with a good guitar riff, then add the devil’s drumbeat. It’s good when you can put some interesting lyrics to it, too. I always try to find a new way of saying something simple. I don’t like to complicate my lyrics, but I never duplicate them either.”

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K.K. DOWNING TEAMS UP WITH FORMER JUDAS PRIEST BAND MEMBERS TIM “RIPPER” OWENS, AND LES BINKS, TO FORM KK’S PRIEST

Former Judas Priest members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals) and Les Binks (drums) have joined forced in a new band called KK’S Priest The group, which will pay homage to Downing’s past the lineup, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile) and bassist Tony Newton (Voodoo Six).

“Forging ahead with KK’S Priest was not only inevitable but essential for me to perform and deliver everything that is expected from me and KK’S Priest,” Downing said in a statement. “Due to the massive demand and overwhelming support from fans around the world, I feel this is where I belong, and a set combining the true, classic songs and sound of Priest, together with great, newly forged metal tracks, is what fans can expect when KK’S Priest is taking to stages.”

KK’S Priest is working on its debut album, to be released via Explorer1 Music Group. It will also play select shows later this year to mark the 50th anniversary of Priest and Downing’s career as a founding member. KK’S Priest’s setlist will consist of Priest classics and new songs.

Downing, Binks and Owens performed a full-length set of Priest classics with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was Mills of Hostile, the British metal band whose two albums, Eve Of Destruction and The New World Disorder, were both produced by Downing.

Binks played drums on Priest’s Stained ClassHell Bent For Leather (released as Killing Machine in the United Kingdom) and Unleashed In The East albums.

Owens joined Priest in 1996 and recorded two studio albums with the band — 1997’s Jugulator and 2001’s Demolition — before the band reunited with frontman Rob Halford in 2003.

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KORN AND FAITH NO MORE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates [full itinerary below].

Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off August 7th in Denver, CO and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17th.

Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 18th at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, February 20th at 10PM local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com.

Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates:
 
8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights
8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68
 
8/7 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center                      
8/9 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre                         
8/11 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre                       
8/13 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
8/14 Mountain View, CA  – Shoreline Amphitheatre                             
8/16 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/17 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion                            
8/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater                        
8/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/22 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/23 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion                    
8/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                 
8/27 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain     
8/29 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/30 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live                                 

9/1 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/2 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center                             
9/5 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
9/6 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater                              
9/9 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/10 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre     
9/12 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH  – Blossom Music Center                 
9/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                        
9/17 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
 

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ALTER BRIDGE ANNOUNCES SPRING “WALK THE SKY” TOUR DATES WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BLACK STONE CHERRY AND SAINT ASONIA

On the heels of their successful winter headline tour that wraps next week, Alter Bridge are announcing a spring run that is set begin this May. The next headline run will include select festival appearances as well as headline shows with special guests Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia. The tour kicks off on May 1st in Atlanta and wraps up on May 24th at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. The tour will make stops in Huntington, NY; Sayreville, NJ; New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX to name a few.

Artist presale begins February 19th from 10am – February 20th 10pm local time and the public on sale is February 21st at 10AM local time. Previously announced festival appearances include Epicenter Festival in Charlotte, NC; Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL; Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, OH and Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: alterbridge.com.

The new tour announcement comes on the heels of their recently released second single from Walk The Sky, Godspeed. The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently moving up the charts at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, Godspeed is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone. The lyric video for the song can be seen below.

Walk The Sky Tour 2020:

5-1 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (No Saint Asonia)
5-2 – Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (AB Only)
5-4 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
5-6 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
5-7 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
5-9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
5-10 – Destin, FL – Club LA (AB Only)
5-12 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
5-13 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
5-15 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
5-16 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival
5-18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
5-20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5-21 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
5-23 – Herrin, IL – Herrinfesta Italiana (AB Only)
5-24 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (AB Only)

Previously Announced:

2-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
2-20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
2-21 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort
2-23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
2-24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
2-26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
2-27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Walk The Sky is available in various configurations at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.

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PRIMUS ANNOUNCES “A TRIBUTE TO KINGS” TOUR PERFORMING RUSH’S CLASSIC “A FAREWELL TO KINGS” IN ITS ENTIRETY

Primus will pay homage to prog-rock legends Rush this summer with A Tribute to Kings, a cross-country tour that will feature the Bay Area trio playing Rush’s classic 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in its entirety, in addition to their own music.

“A little over one year ago, Ler Lalonde and I started kicking the idea around of Primus performing a series of shows featuring an iconic Rush album from our youth,” says bandleader Les Claypool. “Being that A Farewell to Kings was the first Rush record I ever heard, and that it contains my all-time favorite Rush tune, Cygnus X1, the choice narrowed quickly. Years ago I had done something similar with Colonel Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, when we covered Pink Floyd’s Animals in its entirety. It was an insane amount of work, but ended up being one of the most enjoyable live endeavors I’ve ever done. Dubbing the tour Primus: A Tribute to Kings, it was originally scheduled to be performed in the Fall of 2019 but, when we were asked to support Slayer on their Final Campaign, the Tribute to Kings tour was postponed. 

Geddy, Alex and Neil had been superheroes to Larry, Herb and I in our teens, so when we all became pals while touring together in the early ’90s, we were pretty delighted; partially because of the musical geek-out factor but mostly because the three guys whom we had admired so much from afar, turned out to be truly great, down-to-earth humans, and like us, a tad eccentric. 

The Tribute to Kings tour will be just as it is implied, a respectful and loving tribute to three spectacular musicians, songwriters, legends and friends.”

A Tribute to Kings begins in May and spans over 40 dates through August, including Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival in Tennessee, New York City’s Beacon Theatre, LA’s Greek Theatre, and a Bay Area hometown show at Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Wolfmother will open the entire tour with additional support from The Sword and Battles.

Primus: A Tribute To Kings:

5/26: Irving, TX: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *^
5/27 Houston, TX: Revention Music Center *^
5/29 Austin, TX: ACL Live at the Moody Theater *^
5/30 New Orleans, LA: Saenger Theater *^

6/1  Asheville, NC: Explore Asheville.com Arena *^
6/3  Orlando, FL: Hard Rock Live Orlando *^
6/5  Atlanta, GA: Coca-Cola Roxy *^
6/6  Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
6/7  Raleigh, NC: Red Hat Amphitheater *^
6/9  Cincinnati, OH: PNC Pavilion *^
6/10 Columbus, OH: Express Live! – Outdoor *^
6/12 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival
6/15 Richmond, VA: Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *^
6/16 Baltimore, MD: MECU Pavilion *^
6/17 New York, NY: Beacon Theatre *^
6/19 Philadelphia, PA: The Met Philadelphia *^
6/20 Asbury Park, NJ: The Stone Pony Summer Stage *^
6/21 Essex Junction, VT: Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition *^
6/23 Boston, MA: Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion *^
6/24 Wallingford, CT: Toyota Oakdale Theatre *^
6/26 Sterling Heights, MI: Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *^
6/27 Cleveland, OH: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *^
6/28 Pittsburgh, PA: Stage AE – Outdoor *^
6/30 Toronto, ON: RBC Echo Beach *^

7/2  Lafayette, NY: Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *
7/3  Westbrook ME: Main Savings Pavilion at Rock Row *
7/6  Indianapolis, IN: The Amphitheater at White River State Park *+
7/7  Milwaukee, WI: BMO Harris Pavilion *+
7/8  Minneapolis, MN: The Armory *+
7/10 Chicago, IL: The Chicago Theatre *+
7/11 St Louis, MO: Saint Louis Music Park *+
7/12 Kansas City, MO: CrossroadsKC *+
7/14 Denver, CO: The Mission Ballroom *+
7/15 Salt Lake City, UT: The Complex *+
7/17 Berkeley, CA: Greek Theater *+
7/18 Los Angeles, CA: Greek Theatre *+
7/19 Las Vegas, NV: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort *+
7/21 Boise, ID: Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden *+
7/23 Bonner, MT: KettleHouse Amphitheater *+
7/24 Redmond, WA: Marymoor Park *+
7/25 Troutdale, OR: Edgefield *+
7/28 Spokane, WA: Riverfront Park Amphitheater *+
7/29 Bend, OR: Les Schwab Amphitheater *+
7/31 Paso Robles, CA: Vina Robles Amphitheatre *+

8/1  San Diego, CA: Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU *+
8/2  Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Federal Theatre *+
 
* w/ Wolfmother
^ w/ The Sword
+ w/ Battles

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OZZY OSBOURNE CANCELS 2020 NORTH AMERICAN “NO MORE TOURS 2” DATES TO HEAD OVERSEAS FOR ADDITIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENTS

Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 North American No More Tours 2 has unfortunately been cancelled to allow Osbourne to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (out February 21st), Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatments.

“I’m so thankful that everyone has been patient because I’ve had a shit year,” Osbourne said. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to Switzerland for treatment until April and the treatment takes six-eight weeks. I don’t want to start a tour and then cancel shows at the last minute, as it’s just not fair to the fans. I’d rather they get a refund now and when I do the North American tour down the road, everyone who bought a ticket for these shows will be the first ones in line to purchase tickets at that time.”

Refunds are available at the original point of purchase. All refunds, including fees, will be returned directly to the credit card used. Additionally, ticketholders who purchased No More Tours 2 tickets will have first access to tickets when the next tour is announced.

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