lynchmobunpkug Lynch Mob have posted video footage of their live unplugged performance from from SugarHill Recording Studios. The half-hour show includes an unplugged performance by the band in SugarHilla’s historic “Studio A” as well as an in-depth interview with hosts Dan Workman and Gina Miller.

Legendary Dokken guitarist George Lynch, vocalist Oni Logan, bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Brian Tichy, supported by percussionist Tyson Sheth, play a one-of-a-kind acoustic Lynch Mob set.

This episode was recorded while Lynch Mob was touring in support of their album Sound Mountain Sessions released on Rat Pak Records. The band performs smokin’, soulful versions of their hits Wicked Sensation, River Of Love, Where Do You Sleep At Night and All I Want.

On March 26th Lynch Mob released the EP Unplugged, featuring the same rare acoustic sessions and a bonus 15 minute interview track through Rat Pak Records. The Limited Print Collectors Edition EP is now available for purchase at

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bonjoviband400 Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing with Bon Jovi during the current leg of the band’s Because We Can tour.

The band, on its website, cited “personal issues.” The band says all shows will go on as scheduled. No other information was given.

Hours before the announcement late Tuesday, Sambora tweeted that he was “Watching more of the Every Road Leads Home To You cover videos.” That was a reference to a fan contest promoting a song on his solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown.

Bon Jovi is slated to perform in Edmonton, Canada, on Wednesday and the current leg of the tour is scheduled to end April 25 in San Jose, Calif.

The Bon Jovi’s latest album, What About Now, recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 101,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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buckcherry400 Buckcherry have confirmed additional tour dates in support of their recently-released Confessions CD (Century Media Records) which debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. After wrapping up the second leg of Kid Rock’s Rebel Soul tour on April 6th, Buckcherry will head overseas for shows in Australia and Japan.

The multi-platinum Los Angeles rock band–Josh Todd (vocals), Keith Nelson (guitar), Stevie D. (guitar), Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Xavier Muriel (drums)–returns to the U.S. for an April 28th performance at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville festival, followed by U.S. headlining dates and festival appearances through July. Buckcherry will play U.S. rock festivals including: Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rock On The River and Rock U.S.A. Festival, among others.

Confessions’ first single Gluttony is in the Top 25 and climbing at Active Rock radio. The album–which features songs tied together by the underlying theme of the Seven Deadly Sins–is also receiving media praise in the U.S. and overseas.

Buckcherry’s current tour itinerary is as follows:

With Kid Rock and Hellbound:


3 Grand Rapids , MI Van Andel Arena
5 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
6 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center

Solo Shows & Festivals:

18 Melbourne, AUS Billboard
19 Sydney, AUS The Standard
20 Sydney, AUS Stone Music Festival
24 Osaka, Japan Akaso
25 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
26 Tokyo, Japan Liquid Room
28 Jacksonville, FL Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville
30 Destin, FL Club L.A.


3 Virginia Beach, VA Lunatic Lua
5 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion
11 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
16 Detroit, MI Hard Rock Cafe
18 Philadelphia, PA MMRBQ at Susquehanna Bank Center
22 Point Pleasant, NJ Jenks
23 New York, NY Irving Plaza
25 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
26 Loves Park, IL Rockford Speedway (WXRX Radio Show)
29 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
31 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom


13 Prairie du Chien, WI Rock On The River
16 Rhinelander, WI Elbo Room Lounge
17 Oshkosh, WI Rock U.S.A. Festival (Ford Festival Park)

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dougpinnick dUg Pinnick, frontman for legendary hard rock trio King’s X, releases his latest solo album, Naked, on May 7th through RockArmy Records with worldwide distribution through MVD.

Naked is a deeply personal release that represents Pinnick – who wrote, played, recorded, and produced the album alone at his own dUgtone Studio – at his most primal. Each of Naked‘s 11 guitar-heavy tracks are overflowing with Pinnick’s unmistakable tone, groove, and heart-wrenching vocals, including the singles What You Gonna Do? – which took YouTube by storm with a self-shot video that Pinnick created and unleashed in late 2012 – and That Great Big Thing.

Pinnick has been a pivotal figure in heavy music for over 30 years, most notably as the vocalist and bassist for the still-active King’s X, whose influence looms large over everything from the progressive metal movement (Dream Theater, et al) to the grunge scene – with Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament famously stating that “heavy music didn’t start in Seattle, it started in Katy, Texas, with King’s X” – and who are also one of the few bands in the history of rock ‘n’ roll to mark 25-plus years of playing together with the original lineup intact, with no signs of slowing down.

Since 1998, Pinnick has released two solo albums under the moniker Poundhound and three others (including a collection of home demos featuring more than a dozen fan-favorite King’s X songs) under his own name. Additionally, Pinnick has joined forces with a who’s-who of veteran rockers – including Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Eric Gales, Thomas Pridgen (The Mars Volta, The Memorials), Bruce Fanklin (Trouble), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Timothy Drury (The Eagles, Stevie Nicks), Reb Beach (Winger, Dokken), Kip Winger (Winger), Living Colour (with whom he toured Europe as temporary vocalist in 2008), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, 24-7 Spyz, Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Vince Neil), Tribe After Tribe, Carmine Appice, and many more – and young hotshots, including the Austin-based metal band RAZR13 (whose album was produced by RockArmy Records owner Paul Soroski and featured a guest appearance by Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera) guitarist Marzi Montazeri.

Naked combines the vibe and the songwriting of a classic King’s X album with the raw energy of a musician who feels like he’s got something to prove and isn’t afraid to do it. Without question, Naked is the sound of dUg Pinnick at the top of his game.

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miketrampheadshot Former White Lion frontman Mike Tramp has announced a new album and North American tour dates (see below).

The new CD Cobblestone Street is a departure from the sound that most people would expect from a singer, that has been around since White Lion crashed on to the Hard Rock scene in the 80’s. Rock fans have gotten to know Mike Tramp as a rock singer and frontman that looked like he was born to be just that. Therefore many might find it surprising that Tramp’s roots and musical upbringing, lie deeply buried in folk music. Heavily influenced by fellow Danish artists with acoustic guitars and international stars like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Tramp says that all of his songs through 35 years on the music stage, have always come from sitting with the old faithful acoustic guitar playing and singing. That White Lion songs like When the Children Cry, Broken Heart and Wait, and Freak Of Nature’s Rescue Me later have ended up as epic rock classics is just a question of arranging them in that way with the band in the rehearsal room, but all songs have always been fit to play around the campfire or in the back of a shady bar.

What seems like the most natural thing for an artist, can sometimes be the opposite for both fans and critics! Still Mike Tramp has full confidence in the fans that have followed and grown with him through the past 25 years and know that they will stand by his side and enjoy his new solo album, although they might be in for a big surprise from the former White Lion and Freak of Nature frontman.

Tramp says that he is so at home with the new album, and in lack of better words, it’s really like coming home after a long journey that has taken him around the world over the past 30 years.

Tramp says, “I am not lost, I am not confused, I am not taking a break. This is the album I have waited a long long time to record, because I didn’t have the guts to do it earlier on. Still it’s not just a matter of doing an album like this and then returning to the screaming Marshall amplifiers, thundering bass and drums like canons. This is where I am, and this is where I am going to stay as a solo artist, and anytime the urge to play loud rock’n’roll awakes in me, it will be some kind of band project where I am just the singer and part of the package.”

Tramp says he feels that Cobblestone Street, is like a movie, a movie about his own life in great details.

Mike Tramp will release Cobblestone Street in the USA on May 7th, 2013. For more information, please visit

Cobblestone Street track listing:

1. Cobblestone Street
2. Caught In The Storm
3. New Day
4. Ain’t The Life I Asked For
5. Revolution
6. We’ll Be Alright
7. Angel Or Devil
8. Find It In Your Heart
9. What Are You Gonna Do
10. Once
11. More To Life Than This (Bonus track)
12. ’92 (Bonus Track)

Mike Tramp tour dates:


11 – The Rock Junction – West Greenwich, RI
12 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach – NH w/ Stryper
13 – BB Kings’s – New York, NY w/ Stryper
14 – Just Jake’s – Montclair, NJ
16 – Monirae’s – Pennellville, NY
17 – Dead Horse Cantina – McKees Rocks PA
18 – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
19 – House Of Rock- White Marsh, MD
20 – JB Mcguiness -New Castle, DE
22 – Bethel Road Pub – Columbus, OH
23 – TBA Pennsylvania
24 – Brahn’s Concert Cove – Akron, NY
25 – Club Diesel – Detroit MI
26 – Slim N’ Chubbys – Strongsville, OH
27 – The Whammy Bar – West Allis WI
28 – The Firehouse – Richmond IN
29 – Penny Road Pub – Barrington, IL
30 – JJ Maloney’s – Kaukauna, Wisconsin


1 – Aftershock – Kansas City, KS
2 – The Paramount – Salina, KS
3 – The Raz – Hutchinson, KS
4 – Jammin’ Joes – Arvada, CO
8 – Diamondz -Jerome, ID w/ Trixter
14 – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA w/ Stryper (unplugged)
15 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA w/ Stryper (unplugged)
16 – Sunset Station Casino – Las Vegas, NV w/ Stryper (unplugged)


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Judas Priest, the heavy metal legends whose influence on generations of musicians and metalheads is incalculable, celebrate their 40th year as recording artists this year with the release of the live concert Epitaph. A unique live career retrospective, Epitaph will be released on Blu-ray and separate DVD on May 28th through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. This release precedes a new studio album by Judas Priest which the band are working on now.

Judas Priest’s current lineup comprises lead singer Rob Halford, lead guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis.

Heavy metal historians will regard Epitaph as the most far-reaching live concert recording in the band’s career. The set revisits the climactic closing date of the 50-week Epitaph World Tour, captured live at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 26th, 2012. Adding to the drama is the fact that this was Judas Priest’s final large-scale world tour ever. Epitaph‘s 23 tracks represent at least one song from every one of the band’s 14 studio albums, from 1974’s Rocka Rolla (Never Satisfied” to 2008’s Nostradamus (Prophecy).

In the special case of British Steel, four songs are featured: Rapid Fire, Metal Gods, Breaking The Law, and perennial set closer, Living After Midnight. Others exempted from the one-song-quota are the LPs which appeared before and after British Steel. The first of these is 1979’s Hell Bent For Leather (UK title: Killing Machine) which lends the title song as well as The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown). The other LP is 1982’s Screaming For Vengeance, source of The Hellion, Electric Eye, and You’ve Got Another Thing Coming.

Epitaph tracklisting:

1. Battle Hymn (L)
2. Rapid Fire (F)
3. Metal Gods (F)
4. Heading Out To The Highway (G)
5. Judas Rising (M)
6. Starbreaker (C)
7. Victim Of Changes (B)
8. Never Satisfied (A)
9. Diamonds And Rust (C)
10. Prophecy (N)
11. Night Crawler (L)
12. Turbo Lover (J)
13. Beyond The Realms Of Death (D)
14. The Sentinel (I)
15. Blood Red Skies (K)
16. The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Pronged Crown) (E)
17. Breaking The Law (F)
18. Painkiller (L)
19. The Hellion (H)
20. Electric Eye (H)
21. Hell Bent For Leather (E)
22. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming’ (H)
23. Living After Midnight (F)

Album index:

A – from Rocka Rolla (originally issued 1974, on Gull Records)
B – from Sad Wings Of Destiny (originally issued 1976, on Gull Records)
C – from Sin After Sin (originally issued 1977, on Columbia Records)
D – from Stained Class (originally issued 1978, on Columbia)
E – from Hell Bent For Leather (originally issued 1979, on Columbia; aka Killing Machine in UK)
F – from British Steel (originally issued 1980, on Columbia)
G – from Point Of Entry (originally issued 1981, on Columbia)
H – from Screaming For Vengeance (originally issued 1982, on Columbia)
I – from Defenders Of the Faith (originally issued 1984, on Columbia)
J – from Turbo (originally issued 1986, on Columbia)
K – from Ram It Down (originally issued 1988, on Columbia)
L – from Painkiller (originally issued 1990, on Columbia)
M – from Angel Of Retribution (originally issued 2005, on Epic Records)
N – from Nostradamus (originally issued 2008, on Epic)

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