METAL LEGENDS DUST TO HAVE THEIR TWO CLASSIC ALBUMS REISSUED VIA SONY/LEGACY

dust There are few artists you can single-handedly point to as being a trailblazers of a specific musical style. But when it comes to American heavy metal, Dust is one such band. Comprised of singer/guitarist/songwriter Richie Wise, bassist Kenny Aaronson, and drummer Marc Bell (with Kenny Kerner supplying lyrics and sharing songwriting and production duties), the band issued a pair of cult classic albums – 1971’s self-titled debut and 1972’s Hard Attack – before splitting up. Both albums have been long out-of-print, but headbangers will now get a chance to discover the legend, as Sony/Legacy will be reissuing both albums on a remastered (from the original analog master tapes) single CD on April 16th, with a Record Store Day exclusive vinyl version released on April 20th.

“We were loud and fast, and it was just unreal,” recalls Wise. “Even when we played low, we were 20 times louder than everybody else. When we got our record deal, I got three Marshall stacks, Kenny Aaronson bought four Acoustic 360 watt amps, Marc bought this huge set of Ludwigs with a big 28-inch bass drum. On stage, it was just an amazing amount of exhale – not a whole lot of inhale.”

And while they may not have acquired fame with Dust, all four aforementioned contributors found success elsewhere – Bell as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/Grammy Award-winning drummer for the Ramones (after changing his name to Marky Ramone), Aaronson as a bassist-for-hire with rock’s elite (Bob Dylan, Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett), and Kerner & Wise as a successful production duo (who produced Kiss’ first two classic albums).

As evidenced by such metallic rockers as From A Dry Camel, Suicide, and Stone Woman, the band had no problem matching the power and the fury of such peers as Black Sabbath.

“Musically, locally, we stuck out,” explains Bell. “We were teenagers, but we were pretty developed as musicians – concerning that genre. Nobody else in Brooklyn that I knew of could do what we could do as a threesome. And we had a style. Yeah, we could all play blues and rock, but we took it further. We took it to different time changes within the songs, and people weren’t doing that at that time.”

With modern day technology at their disposal, the newly remastered Dust release rocks harder than ever before – as the band worked directly with the original master tapes. “We tweaked it a bit,” points out Aaronson. “But didn’t want to stray too far from the original, because that’s what people who do know it are used to. If it was up to me, I was thinking, ‘I wish I could remix the whole record,’ but the remastering was nice.”

But it’s the quality of Dust’s music that has persevered all these years, and the proof is within the upcoming ‘Dust/Hard Attack’ reissue. “I think the music is relevant today,” says Kerner. “I think young kids who never heard it before will find new metal heroes, and people who grew up with Dust will rekindle their love for this music and this band!”

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DEEP PURPLE TO RELEASE “NOW WHAT?!” ON APRIL 30TH

deeppurple2011 Deep Purple will release their new album, Now What?! on April 30th through earMUSIC.

Other release dates are as follows:

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Spain: April 26th
UK, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark: April 29th
Italy: April 30th
Sweden: May 1st

Now What?! will also be released as a limited edition with a bonus DVD featuring the band discussing the new album and one bonus studio cover version. It will also be released on a double vinyl LP.

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NEW ROB ZOMBIE SONG STREAMING ONLINE

zombievendorcover Rob Zombie’s new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor via will be released on April 22nd, and the album’s first single Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town is streaming online. Listen to it here.

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Tracklist:

1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
3. Revelation Revolution
4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
6. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
8. White Trash Freaks
9. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters


12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

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FORMER KISS GUITARIST ACE FREHLEY MAY LOSE HIS HOME

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Gossip website Radar Online is reporting:

Former KISS rocker Ace Frehley might need to kiss his home goodbye after a bank has accused him of not paying the mortgage.

U.S. Bank National Association claims Frehley, who was the lead guitarist during the heyday of the famed heavy metal band, stopped paying the mortgage on his Yorktown, New York, house nearly two years ago, The Journal News is reporting.

In a February 15th foreclosure filing, the bank asked the court to order a sale of the house to pay for the outstanding principle of $703,581.48 plus other charges. In 2006, the rock star borrowed the money for a single family home on just over three acres that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 2,441 square foot house has two floors.

Records also reveal Frehley’s house has almost two years of unpaid taxes, according to The Journal report.

Frehley, 61, left KISS for good in 2002 after the group’s purported “farewell tour.” In a 2009 interview to promote his solo album, Anomaly, he said he had kicked drugs and booze.

source: radaronline.com

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STRYPER RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BLEEDING FROM THE INSIDE OUT” TODAY

stryper400 Stryper released today Bleeding From the Inside Out, the first digital single off the forthcoming album Second Coming due for release on Frontiers Records on March 26th in North America.

The song is one of the two original tracks which can be found on this new release (with the other being Blackened). The other 14 songs making out the new album are brand new recordings of Stryper classics taken from the band’s first three albums TThe Yellow and Black Attack, Soldiers Under Command and To Hell With the Devil. Second Coming is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.

The single can be ordered for download via iTunes, Amazon and other fine shops. It can be streamed digitally through Spotify.

Watch a video EPK for Second Coming below.

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HARD ROCK MUSICIANS AND THE WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT TEAM UP FOR A BENEFIT/RAFFLE ON MARCH 21ST

woundedwar A benefit for the Wounded Warriors Project will take place on March 21st at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh and will be hosted by Nick Catanese from Black Label Society.

To achieve their fundraising goal, a raffle of various items will be held including an autographed PRS “Nick Catanese” Signature model, a Fender Squire Stratocaster signed by Eric Johnsin and the Grand Prize, the “Monster Guitar”, signed by 16 different artists featuring:

1)Zakk Wylde- Black Label Society and Ozzy
2)Kerry King- Slayer
3)Nick Catanese- Black Label Society
4)John JD DeServio- Black Label Society
5)John 5- Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson
6)Tommy Thayer- KISS
7)Zach Myers- Shinedown
8)Mike Inez- Alice In Chains
9)Richie Faulkner- Judas Priest
10)Chris Jericho- Fozzy WWE
11)Michael Chiklis- The Michael Chiklis Band, TV and Movie Actor
12)Doug Aldrich- Whitesnake
13)Derek St. Holmes- Ted Nugent
14)Scott Ian- Anthrax
15)Orianthi Panagaris- Michael Jackson
16)Marcus Henderson- Guitar Hero

To buy a raffle ticket, please visit warriorsbenefit.weebly.com.

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