Black Label Society shared their newest music video for the rip-roaring single “Heart of Darkness” today in continued celebration of their None More Black box set, available now through Entertainment One (eOne). The track is originally from their ninth studio album Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014), now remastered and reissued as a double LP in the career-spanning None More Black box set that includes their deep catalog, now on 20 newly pressed and repackaged pieces of vinyl. The Heart of Darkness official music video features Zakk Wylde and co. performing the fan-favorite with psychedelic flair.
The None More Black box set features their 12 full-length studio albums in remastered and refurbished physical form for the first time alongside a 32-page hardcover photo book, NMB bottle opener and the “Odin’s Demolition Squad” back patch. It also includes a compilation of bonus tracks and reworked originals now on vinyl titled Song Remains Not The Same Vol. 2, which features the track Blind Man (which can be heard here) that was shared as an official music video last week. In true Wylde fashion, the frontman also created an accompanying infomercial. The limited quantity release is now available to order in eOne Heavy’s US, UK and EU stores here.
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L.A. Guns, featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, have announced that they will release a new live album, Cocked & Loaded Live on July 9th. As the title implies, the performance celebrates the band’s treasured second album, Cocked & Loaded. Fans can get their first taste of the performance with the track Malaria (see below). Cocked & Loaded Live will precede the release of a brand new studio album from Lewis, Guns, and company, which is due this fall. More details on that in the coming week, pre-order Cocked & Loaded Live, here.
As everyone knows at this point, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a difficult blow to the entire live music business. While artists, road crews, venues, and fans all collectively eagerly await a return to normalcy, artists have gotten busy bringing live music to fans’ living rooms. While they had just commenced work on an upcoming new studio album, in November 2020, L.A. Gunswanted to get together and do one of the things they love most, which is play a ‘live’ show. The band announced a special gig at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV that would celebrate the 31st anniversary of their beloved album, Cocked and Loaded.
L.A. Guns, aka Phil Lewis, Tracii Guns, Ace Von Johnson, Johnny Martin, and Scotty Coogan, thus performed a one of a kind show which was streamed worldwide to fans in the comfort of their own homes. The band performed all the classic proper studio tracks from Cocked & Loaded and, as usual, delivered a killer show. Picking right up where they left off from their previous incessant touring cycles and relieved to finally be onstage again, the band tore through all the classic album tracks that fans know and love. From Rip and Tear to Never Enough to The Ballad of Jayne to I Wanna Be Your Man and Malaria, this was a primal, visceral performance. And while celebrating a milestone in their career, the band also acknowledged the present and played Speed from their more recent album The Missing Peace.
Cocked & Loaded remains a gem of a truly special and unique era in hard rock music. These incredible and killer renditions of timeless songs captured in a moment and setting that none of us will not soon forget are now preserved for all to enjoy again or for the first time.
Cocked & Loaded Live track list:
1. Slap In The Face 2. Rip And Tear 3. Sleazy Come Easy Go 4. Never Enough 5. Malaria 6. The Ballad Of Jayne 7. Magdalaine 8. Give A Little 9. Speed 10. 17 Crash 11. Showdown (Riot On Sunset) 12. Wheels Of Fire 13. I Wanna Be Your Man
One of Canada’s most beloved and iconic hard rock bands, Coney Hatch first rose to prominence back in the golden era when vinyl was king – and the preferred format of most music fans.
So, it makes perfect sense for Coney Hatch – Carl Dixon (guitars/vocals), Andy Curran (bass / vocals ), Dave Ketchum (drums, vocals) and Sean Kelly (Guitar /vocals) – to finally release their first ever long awaited live record on a 2 LP vinyl set. The set list reads like a “best of” for any Coney fan including songs from their debut classic 1982 Anthem/Mercury album along with selections from Outa Hand (1983), Friction (1985) and Coney Hatch Four (2017). Coney Hatch enjoyed major radio airplay success in Canada and the USA in the early 80’s and with the help of MTV landed many prestigious special guest slots touring along side Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Krokus, Accept, Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Triumph, The Tubes and Edgar Winter to name a few. They became instant press darlings with Kerrang Magazine & Sounds but didn’t actually tour overseas until 2014, where they headlined Firefest in Nottingham UK.
A rock music collector’s dream, the Coney Hatch official live El Mocambo bootleg issued set will include:
-Vinyl #1 #2 #3 #4 : Live from the ElMocamboHand Stamped “one of a kind” Bootleg style album jacket
-Retro 8.5 X 11 souvenir insert with band photo, track listing + production credits
-Re-sealable poly bag & official outer sticker with numbering
-100 Limited editions signed by all 4 band members 200 limited editions numbered “non signed” versions
You can check out the band’s video of the opening song live from the legendary El Mocambo, below.
“We’re really proud of Live at The El Mocambo. It ’s our first ever live record record and it captures the spirit and true sound of our band. There’s some really great moments from our return to the iconic ElMocambo and it would not have happened without the passion of Elmo CEO Michael Wekerle…huge high five to Wek,” said Andy Curran
Coney Hatch Live @ The El Mocambo Track Listing:
We Got The Night
Stand UpFirst Time For Everything
Wrong Side of Town
Don’t Say Make Me
Some Like It Hot
No Sleep Tonight
The 15 song set was captured during the bands Nugs.net live stream show last October 3rd, 2020 and was engineer by Doug McClement and mixed by Vic Florencia, both are Juno Award winning engineers.
As previously reported, guitarist Tracii Guns, and singer Phil Lewis, have been in an ongoing legal dispute with the band’s former drummer, Stephen Riley, over the use of band name L.A. Guns. A settlement has been reach and an official statement issued:
“Plaintiffs Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis and defendants Stephen Riley, Kelly Nickels, Kurt Frolich, and Scott Griffin have agreed to settle the trademark litigation currently pending in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the parties have agreed to dismiss the pending lawsuit. Mr. Guns and Mr. Lewis will continue to operate under the ‘L.A. Guns’ trademark, while Mr. Riley and his bandmates will now operate under the new name, ‘Riley’s L.A. Guns’ and a new logo. Both bands look forward to continuing to record and perform their new music, as well as continuing to include songs from the vintage L.A. Guns catalog for their fans. Both groups’ recordings will continue to appear together on Spotify and other digital music streaming services. –Attorneys Erik J. Foley and G. Warren Bleeker, counsel for Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis; and Attorney S. Martin Keleti, counsel for Stephen Riley, et al.
Continuing to build upon the release of the tracks Don’t Back Down and Think It Overlast month, Mammoth WVH is releasing another track from the album for fans. Feel is the fifth song to be released from the upcoming debut album from Wolfgang Van Halen. The song is an up-tempo rocker that further showcases the multiple styles fans can expect from the debut album. The music pulses along as Wolfgang sings the relationship warning “And I feel like something’s wrong.” The song is available via all digital service providers today and fans that pre-order the record digitally will get an instant download of the song along with the previously released Distance, You’re To Blame, Don’t Back Down and Think It Over.
The self-titled debut album from Mammoth WVH will be available worldwide on June 11th via EX1 Records/Explorer1 Music Group. A pre-order for Mammoth WVH in various configurations — including a recently announced limited orange color vinyl available via the band’s online store — can be found here.
Listen to Feel below.
To listen to other songs from this release, please click the highlighted titles:
1. Mr. Ed 2. Horribly Right 3. Epiphany 4. Don’t Back Down 5. Resolve 6. You’ll Be The One 7. Mammoth 8. Circles 9. The Big Picture 10. Think It Over 11. You’re To Blame 12. Feel 13. Stone 14. Distance (bonus track)
On June 11th, legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Def Leppard will release Def Leppard – Volume Three, a new limited-edition box set UMe/Virgin.
This set marks the third of four volumes of the band’s complete recorded output in both 180gm vinyl and limited-edition CD box sets. They contain all the recordings from the band in the 2000s and features the original packaging on both formats. To date, X, Yeah! and Songs From The Sparkle Lounge have never been available on vinyl before.
The albums were mastered by Ronan McHugh and Joe Elliott at Joe’s Garage with assistance from Andy Pearce and cut by Greg Moore. Housed in rigid boxes the sets also contain a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and notes by Classic Rock magazine’s Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen have also contributed to the set.
Def Leppard – Volume Three features 2002’s X, which was the group’s sixth consecutive Top 20 record on the Billboard 200 chart and features songs such as Now, Four Letter Word and Long Long Way To Go, 2006’s Yeah!, the band’s first covers album featuring a collection of the groups favorite tracks re-recorded with the iconic Leppard sound, this is the first time this album will be available on vinyl. Also Def Leppard’s tenth studio album Songs From The Sparkle Lounge released in 2008 the record marked the band’s return to their signature sound and hitting the Top 10 both sides of the Atlantic, the album included the hit single Nine Lives which featured Grammy Award-winning country legend Tim McGraw.
Also included are B-Sides, Yeah! Studio Covers and Yeah! Live. These albums have specially been compiled by Joe Elliott for this limited-edition release. B-Sides contains a rare compilation of B-sides that have never appeared on vinyl before. Yeah! Studio Covers includes some never-before-released on vinyl covers, Yeah! bonus disc exclusive release tracks and a compilation of the various covers recorded by the band over their career. Yeah! Live is a compilation of live recordings of covers by the band which include both tracks from 2006’s Yeah! , as well as previously unreleased live tracks from the past 30 years.