TED NUGENT TAKES OVER VH1 CLASSIC’S “THAT METAL SHOW” FEBRUARY 8TH

Thatmetalshowlogo VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming That Metal Show returns this week with the fourth episode of Season 13 on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00PM ET/PT. T

he acclaimed hard rock/heavy metal talk show, hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine invites American rock legend Ted Nugent to take center stage with an in-depth interview discussing Ted’s influences, musical history, and how he avoided the usual pitfalls of the music industry all these years. This week’s musical guest is Surfer-Rock guitar riff master, Gary Hoey. The usual fan-favorite segments return in this week’s episode including the TMS Top 5 Ted Nugent songs, Put It On The Table, and a Stump The Trunk that has Eddie reeling from this week’s questions. The episode also features a Metal Modem segment with TMS alum, Biff Byford of the metal band Saxon, who checks-in to update the guys on Saxon’s upcoming plans. This week’s Throw Down is pre-empted and replaced by a surprise guitar performance by none other then the legend Nugent himself. Ted jumps up and showcases his signature playing style that made him famous for over 40 years.

Since the January 18th premiere of Season 13, That Metal Show continues to bring their audience the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. A number of guests have been confirmed for the upcoming episodes including Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler of Lamb of God, and The Winery Dogs. Also confirmed to appear during Season 13 are Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, original Kiss members Ace Frehley & Peter Criss, guitar genius Joe Satriani, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Leslie West of Mountain, and Vinnie Paul formerly of Pantera. Other guests are still being confirmed at this time with more to be named at a later date.

Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on That Metal Show, Season 13 continues the trend with the likes of these TMS alums: metal master Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, female guitar legend Lita Ford, Cinderella front man Tom Keifer, and the guitar virtuoso, Yngwie Malmsteen. Each and every one will make the new season the most musically diverse collection of shows in That Metal Show history.

This season marks some monumental changes for the show as it returns to New York City for Season 13. Previously, the show was taped over several days of one week out at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. The new season is shot at Metropolis Studios on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Season 13 also consists of 12 new episodes making it the longest season in the show’s history. Fans can also catch the complete season 12 and brand new exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and in the new VH1 app. New episodes of season 13 launch on the web and in the app every Sunday morning following the show’s on-air premiere.

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GLENN HUGHES AND JASON BONHAM FORM A NEW BAND CALLED CALIFORNIA BREED

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Former Black Country Communion stars, singer-bassist Glenn Hughes and drummer Jason Bonham, have announced the formation of a new band – California Breed. Featuring the astounding talents of 23-year-old singer-guitarist Andrew Watt, the fact that their first album has been produced by Dave Cobb, whose spectacular work with Rival Sons has received so much acclaim, gives a big clue as to what they sound like.

“It’s proper rock,” says Hughes, “but at the same time it’s very now. Andrew is as influenced by Mick Ronson as he is Jimmy Page.”

“I grew up listening to all the grunge bands,” says Watt, “but my dad always played me The Who, the Stones and Led Zeppelin so that became my music too.

“This kid is amazing,” says Bonham. “The first time we met I thought he looked like the white Jimi Hendrix. And he plays in the studio likes he’s onstage!”

The three-man line-up got together as California Breed for the first time last year after Hughes was introduced to the newcomer from New York by their mutual friend Julian Lennon. “Julian was having an exhibition of his photographs at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in LA,” Glenn recalls, “and he said, ‘You must meet this guy, he’s the most fantastic guitarist – who turned out to be Andrew.”

Reconvening at Hughes’ Hollywood home a few days later, “The chemistry was just instant,” says Hughes. “We immediately wrote two songs together, Chemical Rain and Solo, both of which have ended up on the album. That’s when I called Jason and said you’ve gotta come down right now.”

“The energy when I walked in the room was crackling,” recalls Bonham. “I was so pleased. Glenn and I had not only really locked in as a rhythm section in BCC but we’d started writing together and we both really wanted to keep that good feeling going.”

Indeed, all 12 tracks on the as-yet untitled forthcoming California Breed album – the band have signed a deal with Frontiers label – have equal co-writing credits amongst the band. Recorded at Cobb’s Nashville studio, “Everything was done more or less live,” says Hughes, “including the vocals. Which is the reverse of how I’ve always done things”.

The end result is a sound that combines all the classic rock elements of BCC – big, meat-cleaver riffs and heart-rending vocals – but with a 21st century gloss that comes from working with someone as up-to-the-minute and talented as Watt (whose previous music can be heard at his Soundcloud page.

Look out for the first single, Midnight Oil, a raunchy Stones-esque rocker with breathless female backing vocals, deep groove rhythms and face-smacking guitars. The other breakout track is All Falls Down, the kind of spine-tingling pop-rock-who-knows-what that starts all color and light and finishes all towering harmonies, back-arching guitars and epidemic-sized catchiness.

There are others but, as Hughes says, “You’ll have to wait for the album in May to hear them. This, I promise, is going to be something special.”

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source: classicrockmagazine.com

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“JOE SATRIANI: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS,” A 15 CD LIBRARY BOX SET TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 22ND

Joe Satriani Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, a 15 CD library box housing the rock guitar virtuoso’s most comprehensive anthology ever, on April 22nd.

It will also be available as a collectible limited edition USB drive exclusively on satriani.com.

One of the most influential and respected instrumental rock guitarists to emerge in the past three decades, Joe Satriani is that rare “musician’s musician” who’s crossed over into the mainstream with music sublime and complex, appealing to a wide variety of tastes.

A true master of the six-string, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher in his early career, with a number of his students—among them Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Larry LaLonde, David Bryson (Counting Crows), Charlie Hunter and more—achieving their own considerable successes.

While in considerable demand as a sideman throughout his career—he’s toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and many others—Satriani has pursued his own musical vision over the years through a series of instrumental rock albums (many of them Grammy nominated) which chronicle his evolution as an artist and his eloquence as a guitarist.

All 14 of Joe Satriani’s landmark studio albums, from Not of This Earth (his 1986 debut) through Unstoppable Momentum (2013’s masterpiece), are included in the new collection alongside Added Creations and Bonus Tracks, a newly-curated anthology disc of rare compositions and performances falling outside the purview of Satriani’s official album canon, and Surfing with the Alien, 1987’s platinum-selling breakout.

“When the good people at Legacy approached me with the idea of a comprehensive box set featuring my studio recordings in their entirety, plus bonus tracks, all re-mastered, I answered with a resounding, ‘YES!,'” said Joe Satriani. “The only person who could pull this all together logistically and sonically was mastering engineer John Cuniberti. John and I have recorded quite a bit of music together going way back to the early ’80’s. I’ve made more records with John engineering and co-producing than anyone else, so, who better to help me put this box set together the right way? His attention to detail has made this project exciting, illuminating and ultimately awesome sounding. ”

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings presents brand-new digital masters, overseen by Joe Satriani, with each CD packaged in a replica cardboard jacket. The library collection is housed in a specially designed clamshell box with a booklet filled with photos and memorabilia from across the decades.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings is the ideal audio accompaniment to Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani’s autobiography, also coming in April.

A tireless performer who draws strength and inspiration from live shows, Satriani is consistently one of the world’s top concert draws. He is a core member of the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (with Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) as well as founder of the highly successful G3 tours, each teaming Satriani with a pair of top-flight guitarists with shows often featuring special guest artists and other musical surprises. A nearly annual event, G3 launched in 1996 with Steve Vai and Eric Johnson and has showcased a wide variety of axemen over the years including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robert Fripp, John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Brian May, Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather and many others. Most recently, the G3 tour played South America in 2012.

Over his career, Joe Satriani has earned 15 Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy nominations alongside Platinum (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream) and Gold (Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, The Extremist, Time Machine) certifications for his solo recordings. He also racked up Gold and Platinum certifications for the DVD Live in San Francisco and two G3 DVDs: G3 Live and Live in Denver.

Satriani is extending his decades-long relationship with Sony Music, signing a new multi-album deal with Legacy for future recordings.

Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings includes:

1986 Not of This Earth
1987 Surfing with the Alien
1989 Flying in a Blue Dream
1992 The Extremist
1993 Time Machine
1995 Joe Satriani
1998 Crystal Planet
2000 Engines of Creation
2002 Strange Beautiful Music
2004 Is There Love in Space?
2006 Super Colossal
2008 Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
2010 Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
2013 Unstoppable Momentum
2014 Additional Creations and Bonus Tracks

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“THIS IS YOUR LIFE,” AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO RONNIE JAMES DIO, TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 1ST

diodevilhorns400 Ronnie James Dio is one of the most beloved figures in rock history. His gifts, both as a singer and songwriter, are instantly recognizable, whether he was with Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, or leading Dio. Sadly, Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010 but his towering voice and legacy live on.

To celebrate one of rock’s most powerful voices, an all-star group of his friends and fans recorded 13 of their favorite tracks for a tribute album that will raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Produced by his longtime manager and wife Wendy Dio, the album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Anthrax, and Rob Halford, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

This Is Your Life will be available from Rhino on April 1st for a suggested list price of $18.98. A digital version will also be available.

Although the songs featured on the album touch on the different eras of Dio’s career, several spotlight his time with Rainbow, including Metallica’s epic, nine-minute Ronnie Rising Medley, which combines the Rainbow songs A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, and Kill The King. Scorpions add a scorching take on The Temple Of The King while Motörhead is joined by Biff Byford from Saxon on Starstruck. Rob Halford teams with frequent Dio collaborators Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, and Scott Warren for The Man On The Silver Mountain. The final line-up of Dio’s solo band – Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo and Scott Warren – are joined by Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) for Catch The Rainbow, a track from Rainbow’s 1975 debut.

Anthrax and Adrenaline Mob honor Dio’s memorable stint with Black Sabbath with their takes on Neon Knights and The Mob Rules respectively, as does a group, led by Oni Logan on vocals along with Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, and Brian Tichy, which performs I from Dehumanizer.

This Is Your Life also includes songs from Dio’s back-to-back platinum albums Holy Diver (1983) and The Last In Line (1984), with Doro’s take on Egypt (The Chains Are On), Halestorm tackling Straight Through The Heart, Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot) covering the classic Rainbow In The Dark and Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Glass) putting their signature spin on The Last In Line. Killswitch Engage’s cover of Holy Diver, a hit in its own right when released in 2006, is also included here.

Fittingly, Ronnie James Dio provides the finale (and the album’s title) with his moving performance of This Is Your Life. Originally released on Angry Machines (1996), the song’s lyrics explore mortality and are backed by a stark and beautiful arrangement that features Dio accompanied only by his longtime keyboardist Scott Warren on piano. The song serves as a poignant reminder that we will never hear a voice like Dio’s again.

Ronnie James Dio:This Is Your Life track listing:

1. Neon Knights-Anthrax*
2. The Last In Line-Tenacious D*
3. The Mob Rules-Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark-Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher*
5. Straight Through The Heart-Halestorm*
6. Starstruck-Motörhead with Biff Byford*
7. The Temple Of The King-Scorpions*
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On)-Doro
9. Holy Diver-Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow-Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren*
11. I-Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy*
12. Man On The Silver Mountain-Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren*
13. Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King)-Metallica*
14. This Is Your Life – Dio
* Previously unreleased

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

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ROCK AGAINST MS: ONLINE ROCK AUCTION ANNOUNCED: GUITAR SIGNED BY ZAKK WYLDE, GARY HOLT, ETC. AND A BASS SIGNED BY ERRY CANTRELL, SCOTT IAN, MIKE INEZ AND OTHERS UP FOR BIDDING

rockagainstms400 We are honored to have so many amazing supporters for Rock Against MS.

The latest being 2 donations – one from a private donor of this amazing Schecter Bass signed by John 5, Jerry Cantrell, Scott Ian, Moke Inez, Pearl Aday and Rita Haney. Click here to bid on the bass.

The second is a guitar directly donated by Schecter Guitars from their 2014 NAMM show party featuring Black Label Society – This guitar is signed by Zakk Wylde, Jeff Loomis, Syn and Johnny (Avenged Sevenfold), Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer), Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Keith Merrow And of course all of Black Label Society-Zakk drew a picture as well. Click here to bid on the guitar.

About Multiple Sclerosis:

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.

MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.

Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.

Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.

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KXM-FEATURING GEORGE LYNCH, DUG PINNICK, RAY LUZIER- TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ON MARCH 11TH

georgewlynch.dougpinnik640 A new musical force to be reckoned with is about to turn the rock world upside down with the release of their self-titled debut, KXM. KXM is comprised of dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Korn’s drum maestro, Ray Luzier, rounds out the powerhouse trio. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob. The debut album is set for release on March 11th via Rat Pak Records. KXM is launching a pre-order today for the new release on their label’s website RatPakRecords.com/KXM. The album, in various bundles, includes signed CD’s, CDs and t-shirts and even a phone call from a band member is available with certain purchases. The album was produced by KXM and Chris Collier, who is known for his work with Lynch Mob, Lita Ford and Tommy Bolin to name a few.

The self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination. In today’s overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but KXM’s unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space. From the opening drum riff of Stars to final chord on Human Friction, KXM is an album that is sure to resonate with fans from the band’s original projects while garnering new ones as well. Songs like Gun Fight, Faith Is A Room and the first single Rescue Me are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The band shows their softer side on the ballad Never Stop along with their dark side on the tale of domestic violence, Sleep. A trailer for the album can be seen below.

The track listing for KXM is:
1. Stars
2. Rescue Me
3. Gun Fight
4. Never Stop
5. Faith Is A Room
6. I’ll Be Ok
7. Sleep
8. Love
9. Burn
10. Do It Now
11. Human Friction
12. Tranquilize (Bonus Track)
13. Rescue Me (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)

KXM formed in early 2013 when dUg, George and Ray spoke about trying to jam together. At the time it wasn’t clear what would come from those jams. The only thing that was clear was that these 3 musicians, at the top of their game, wanted to play together. The self-titled debut, KXM, was born from those jam sessions and is now an important piece in each band member’s musical legacy. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players.

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