KROKUS PREMIERES “DIRTY DYNAMITE” VIDEO

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On February 22nd Krokus will release their 17th studio album entitled Dirty Dynamite and they have posted a music video for the first single and title track. Watch it below.

But it hasn’t all been one long “high”: death, sickness and internal strife have pushed the band to the brink of collapse. The story of Krokus is like no other. Dotted with highs and lows, sell-out stadium concerts and sweaty club gigs, these five musketeers of rock have outlasted trends and survived treacherous US managers, tough splits, bad deals, shady lawyers, drugs, awful fast food, endless bus trips, disco, grunge, grotesque record companies and double-dealing advisors.

Today they are back in their classic line-up — Marc Storace, Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Mark Kohler, and Mandy Meyer — and are stronger than ever on their new album Dirty Dynamite. Guest musician Kosta Zafiriou plays drums on the entire album. The band spent a whole two years working on the new album under the watchful eye of bassist and original founder Chris Von Rohr.

“We didn’t spend all that time on golf courses or tennis courts. No, we just wanted to make the best album yet, the magnum opus of the new Krokus era” says the hit producer. Guitarist Mark Kohler has this to add, “This is not just another Krokus album. I think we have definitely passed another rock milestone with this record.”

To reach this goal, no expense was spared. The band booked into the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Krokus went back to their roots, back to where it all began with the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Free, the Who and the Bluesbreakers. Back to where the band headlined concerts in the Hammersmith Odeon, celebrating their first international success. “The atmosphere there is very special and we wanted to make the most of that,” says vocalist Marc Storace. Guitarist Fernando Von Arb is quick to add, “With Dirty Dynamite we have recorded the urgently needed dirty kind of rock that no one plays in this country.”

Dirty Dynamite track listing:

1. Hallelujah Rock’n’Roll
2. Go Baby Go
3. Rattlesnake Rumble
4. Dirty Dynamite
5. Let The Good Times Roll
6. Help
7. Better Than Sex
8. Dog Song
9. Yellow Mary
10. Bailout Blues
11. Live Ma Life
12. Hardrocking Man

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1/17: SCOTT IAN LIVE ON Q104.3 SHOW FRIDAY

Live show tomorrow night at 11PM ET on Q104.3 NYC. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will join me live to discuss the bands upcoming tour with Exodus, new covers album “Anthems”, the bands latest lineup change, and the Dee Snider roast we will both be a part of next Thursday in L.A. I’ll also play the new Anthrax cover of the Rush classic Anthem for the first time. In addition I’ll have copies of the new Metallica Quebec Magnetic DVD for giveaway and much more. You can hear this show live on Q104.3 NYC or via the free iheartradio app and streaming free at www.q1043.com The show airs on all affiliates next weekend usual day and time. Hope you can join me live 11P-2A ET tomorrow night for Eddie Trunk Rocks, music & talk that ROCKS!

 

PS: Note to my audience in NYC on Q104.3, although this station labels my show Friday Night Rocks, it has actually always been called Eddie Trunk Rocks on a national level since the show airs many places not on Friday nights. It’s the same show you have always heard, but the national name is “Eddie Trunk Rocks”.

If in the L.A. area I will be at NAMM starting next Thursday. Schedule of where I will be will be posted here and also on Twitter. Hope to see you if going! Next Thursday I’ll be a part of the Dee Snider roast and then hosting Bonzo Bash.

I HAVE NO NEWS YET FROM VH1 ON NEW EPISODES TAPING OF THAT METAL SHOW. AS SOON AS I DO I WILL POST, THANKS!

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DEF LEPPARD GUITARIST DISCUSSES “VIVA! HYSTERIA” VEGAS RESIDENCY

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen spoke with Caroline Fontein of Vegas.com about the band’s upcoming nine-show Vegas residency, Viva! Hysteria. Portions of the interview appear below.

Vegas.com: What prompted the group to do this residency in Vegas at the Hard Rock?

Phil Collen: A lot of other bands do this stuff, but I think it’s a little bit more special because Hysteria was one of the diamond albums, especially in this day and age there are not that many albums that achieve that kind of status. That’s why it’s so important to us, it’s such a big selling album. It’s a challenge as well. We’ve never actually done that before. We’ve always said yeah we could do High N’ Dry. Hysteria, that’s a lot more challenging. A lot of the songs on there are hard to sing and play at the same time.”

Vegas.com: What sort of preparation do you have to do to be able to play the entire Hysteria track list live?

Phil Collen: We’ve been playing several songs off of Hysteria. Even this summer on the tour we did with Poison we were playing seven of the songs because we had seven singles off the record… So much went into that record, that we’ve been playing the hits for 25 years now. Some of the other tracks on the album, just going back and listening to the whole thing, you realize just how much went into that record. Obviously Mutt Lange had a massive influence, and the whole thing about that, so we’re just totally excited. They are such amazing arrangements that you forget.

Vegas.com: What do you think it was about that album that continues to attract fans today?

Phil Collen: Mutt Lange is a genius. He said we can do an ultimate rock album or we can do a rock version of Thriller, where we have seven hit singles. But to do that, you have to put the extra effort in. The attitude when the album came out, a lot of people didn’t like it. They thought, oh this is too pop or they didn’t understand the crossover because it’s a perfect hybrid between rock and pop. If you look at Mutt Lange’s track record, his biggest successes are for example, Shania Twain. He definitely brought country to the masses. He successfully fused rock, pop music with country, and I never thought I’d see the day. I remember being in Japan and hearing Shana Twain when I was going up and down in an elevator. That for us, like I said, it was the perfect hybrid of pop and rock that was actually acceptable. A lot of rock fans didn’t like it at first, but by the end of that year everyone had the record. You couldn’t really escape the whole thing. It was pop music but done rock. We kicked our ass on it. It was very different from anything that had come before it actually.”

Read more at Vegas.com.

source: blog.vegas.com

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1/7/13

Metallica: Seek & Destroy

Def Leppard: Foolin

Quiet Riot: Metal Health

Slash: Standing In The Sun

Judas Priest: Sinner (Live)

Accept: Restless & Wild

S.U.N.: Burned

Ozzy: Mr Crowley (Live)

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

Rainbow: Kill The King

Jason Newsted: Soldierhead

Motorhead: Chase Is Better Than The Catch (Live)

Overkill: Rotten To The Core

Riot: Swords & Tequilla

BLS: Overlord

Megadeth: In My Darkest Hour

Zebra: One More Chance

Aerosmith: Seasons Of Wither

Black Sabbath: Children Of The Sea (Live)

Black Sabbath: Snowblind

Thin Lizzy: Still In Love With You (Live)

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1/7/13

Metallica: Seek & Destroy

Def Leppard: Fooling

Quiet Riot: Metal Health

Slash: Standing In The Sun

Judas Priest: Sinner (Live)

Accept: Restless & Wild

S.U.N.: Burned

Ozzy: Mr Crowley (Live)

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

Rainbow: Kill The King

Jason Newsted: Soldiered

Motorhead: Chase Is Better Than The Catch (Live)

Overkill: Rotten To The Core

Riot: Swords & Tequila

BLS: Overlord

Megadeth: In My Darkest Hour

Zebra: One More Chance

Aerosmith: Seasons Of Wither

Black Sabbath: Children Of The Sea (Live)

Black Sabbath: Snowblind

Thin Lizzy: Still In Love With You (Live)

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1/7/13

Metallica: Seek & Destroy

Def Leppard: Foolin

Quiet Riot: Metal Health

Slash: Standing In The Sun

Judas Priest: Sinner (Live)

Accept: Restless & Wild

S.U.N.: Burned

Ozzy: Mr Crowley (Live)

Slayer: Seasons In The Abyss

Rainbow: Kill The King

Jason Newsted: Soldierhead

Motorhead: Chase Is Better Than The Catch (Live)

Overkill: Rotten To The Core

Riot: Swords & Tequilla

BLS: Overlord

Megadeth: In My Darkest Hour

Zebra: One More Chance

Aerosmith: Seasons Of Wither

Black Sabbath: Children Of The Sea (Live)

Black Sabbath: Snowblind

Thin Lizzy: Still In Love With You (Live)

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