AIRBOURNE TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “BONESHAKER” ON OCTOBER 25TH THROUGH SPINEFARM RECORDS SPOILER ALERT: IT’S A REAL F**KING ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD

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:

airbournerock.com
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DEFINITIVE OZZY OSBOURNE VINYL BOX SET, “SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE,” TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 29TH

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:

Vinyl:

-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.)

Art: 

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

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
 
Spiders
Originally from Bark At The Moon, 7″ single,released 1983
 
Hero
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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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS TO RELEASE “PURPLE: SUPER DELUXE EDITION” ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, STREAM LIVE VERSION OF “INTERSTATE LOVE SONG”

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 stonetemplepilots.com 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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MICHAEL SCHENKER SAYS SINGER GRAHAM BONNET DOES NOT LIKE MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST’S “REVELATION” COVER ART WORK

Robert Cavuoto of Metal-Rules.com 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.

Read more at Metal-Rules.com.

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“GOLIATH” CO-STAR LYNDA KAY TO RELEASE LOST DUET RECORDED WITH THE LATE LEMMY KILMISTER OF MOTÖRHEAD

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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ALTER BRIDGE “TAKE THE CROWN” WITH LYRIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SONG FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM “WALK THE SKY”

As the debut single Wouldn’t You Rather continues to climb the Active Rock charts and on the heels of the recently-released, fan favorite Pay No Mind, Alter Bridge have unveiled another track from their upcoming releaseWalk The Sky (October 18th via Napalm Records). Take The Crown is now available on all digital service providers around the globe and an inspiring lyric video for the track can be seen below.
The song, which is sure to be an addition to the band’s live set, opens with the rallying cry lyric “So sorry, so sorry, but you’re going down.” The song is quintessential Alter Bridge and showcases the musicianship that has won Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums, fans around the globe.

Walk The Sky is available for pre-order, here.

Recently, Alter Bridge announced the Victorious Sky Tour beginning in September that will take them throughout the United States co-headlining alongside Skillet with special guest Dirty Honey opening. The European headline tour billed as the Walk The Sky Tour is scheduled for November and December and will feature Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven Age. The band has also been announced as part of the inaugural Exit 111 festival in October and as a headliner of the sold-out 2020 sailing of Shiprocked.

Alter Bridge Victorious Sky Tour co-Headline with Skillet and special guest Dirty Honey:
 
Sept-19 Raleigh, NC – The RItz
Sept-21 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Sept-22 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
Sept-24 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sept-25 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sept-27 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Sept-28 Grand Rapids, MI * – 20 Monroe Live
Sept-30 Toronto, ON * – Rebel

Oct-3     Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct-5     Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct-6     Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Oct-8     Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
Oct-10   Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
Oct-11   Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
Oct-13   Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
Oct-14   St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct-16   Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
Oct-17   Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
Oct-19   San Antonio, TX – Vines Event Center
Oct-20   Dallas, TX – Tress
Oct-22   Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
Oct-24   Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct-25   Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Dirty Honey Not Appearing on This Date

Alter Bridge Walk The Sky Tour Featuring Shinedown, Sevendust and The Raven Age:
 
Nov-12 DEN, Copenhagen – KB Hall
Nov-14 FIN, Helsinki – Ice Hall Black Box
Nov-16 SWE, Stockholm –  Hovet
Nov-17 NOR, Oslo – Sentrum Scene
Nov-19 GER, Hamburg – Sporthalle
Nov-20 GER, Berlin – Columbiahalle
Nov-22 GER, Leipzig – Hause Auensee
Nov-23 POL, Warsaw – Hala Kolo
Nov-26 GER,Cologne – Palladium
Nov-27 GER, Munich – Zenith
Nov-29 AUT, Vienna – Gasometer

Dec-1 SWI, Zurich – Halle 622
Dec-2 ITA, Milan – Mediolanum Forum
Dec-4 SPA, Barcelona – St. Jordi Club
Dec-6 POR, Lisbon – Sala Tejo
Dec-7 SPA, Madrid – Vistalegre
Dec-9 FRA, Paris – Olympia
Dec-10 HOL, Amsterdam – AFAS Live
Dec-12 BEL, Brussels – Cirque Royal
Dec-14 ENG, Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
Dec-15 ENG, Manchester – Manchester Arena
Dec-17 SCO, Glasgow SSE – Hydro Arena
Dec-18 ENG, Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Dec-20 WAL, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Dec-21 ENG, London – 02 Arena

Alter Bridge is:

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

For more info visit:

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