davidleeroth On November 19th, Van Halen singer David Lee Roth will release a song and video extravaganza from his solo career. A CD/DVD set, Greatest Hits/The Deluxe Edition features those classic songs and videos from his multi-platinum releases Crazy From The Heat, Eat ‘Em And Smile and Skyscraper, as well as and chart-topping rock radio tracks from his stellar albums A Lil’ Ain’t Enough and Your Filthy Little Mouth.

Roth personally selected and sequenced the newly mastered songs and the videos for this special collection.

Notes about the release:

* CD containing 16 great tracks, including entire “Crazy From The Heat” EP!
* DVD containing nine classic MTV videos, including the entire “Dave TV” Warner Home Video release for the very first time on DVD format!
* New artwork and photos
* Printed lyrics to all songs
* Limited edition

Greatest Hits/The Deluxe Edition track listing:


1. California Girls *
2. Just A Gigolo *
3. Easy Street *
4. Coconut Grove *
5. Just Like Paradise
6. A Little Luck
7. I’m Easy
8. Tobacco Road
9. Goin’ Crazy
10. Yankee Rose
11. A Lil’ Ain’t Enough
12. Sensible Shoes
13. Hey, You Never Know
14. Hot Dog And A Shake
15. Land’s Edge
16. No Big ‘Ting

*Crazy From The Heat EP


1. Just A Gigolo
2. California Girls
3. Yankee Rose
4. Goin’ Crazy
5. Sensible Shoes
6. A Lil’ Ain’t Enough
7. The Nightlife
8. Goin’ Crazy (Spanish)
9. Tell The Truth

Plus the Dave TV Interviews

To order David Lee Roth’s Greatest Hits/The Deluxe Edition, please visit the Van Halen store.


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NikkiSixx400 Steve Baltin of Rolling Stone spoke with bassist Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx A.M.). Portions of the interview appear below.

Rolling Stone: Will the next tour be the farewell tour, as Vince said?

Sixx We haven’t decided when that is, we’re talking about that. It’ll happen, but we don’t know when it will happen. The most important thing about a farewell tour is that the band doesn’t lie to the fans, and the band doesn’t tour and then come back years later. That’s what’s important for us, planning what’s the right time to go out. We have a great fan base, we have original fans all the way down to teenagers, and we really feel grateful to that and we continue to reinvent ourselves over the years. People always tried to make us an unimportant part of rock history and that doesn’t really affect us because it’s always been that way. Critics have always snubbed us. The thing about Mötley Crüe is we are a people’s band, we don’t kiss ass to the industry. We believe artists should be in control of their own destiny and that destiny also includes when it should be done so that their fans can forever be proud. It’s not one or two band members up there dragging the band name around. It’s a band for a reason, it works for a reason. We’re really proud of that. I think that’s why, when the day does come, we want to be proud of our band and what we’ve achieved.

Someone said to me the other day, “Won’t you be sad?” I go, “No, I’d be sad if we were playing half-full theaters and only two band members were in the band.” That would be sad. Sad is not taking your final bow in Los Angeles all together as four brothers. I talked to a friend the other day and they were talking about a friend of theirs who passed away. And after the funeral, they had this huge party and everybody was celebrating, drinking and telling stories about this guy and how fun he was and how much joy he gave everybody in life. That’s how I feel about Mötley Crüe. When that day comes, that’s what I want: one big fucking huge party to celebrate what we’ve done, all the good, all the bad, all the in-between. There it is, one big party, one final bow. It’s gonna be fucking rad, but we’re not there yet. Right now, we got three shows left in Vegas and then we’re gonna start looking forward to when we tour next.

Rolling Stone: Could there be multiple tours, or is the next one the finale?

Sixx: We don’t know right now. We said as brothers and a band, that’s something we plan on doing sometime in the future, but we’re not there yet, so we don’t have any idea when. We’re not sitting down right now planning on that.

Rolling Stone: You mention listening to Bruno Mars. Does the Sixx A.M. album cross a wide variety of genres?

Sixx: I’ve always listened to so many different genres of music. Growing up in Idaho, there was country radio, then discovering rock radio that was piped in from Boise – we were in Jerome, Idaho – that got me discovering the little mom and pop record store in town. I got my Harry Nilsson and Deep Purple albums. I’d be listening to funk, metal, rock, Beatles, Stones, Elton John, Queen, then discovering T Rex, Bowie, Slade. Those bands are all song-oriented. So, to me, if you’re listening to an artist, whether it’s thrash or pop, it’s how good the song is. I just interviewed Paul McCartney for my radio show, Sixx Sense, last week and I got to spend a lot of time with his new record. When we talked, that was so important to him that I listened to his record, I knew the songs.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

source: rollingstone.com

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Richie Kotzen - Photo byTravis Shinn400 The Examiner spoke with guitarist Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, Solo Artist, Mr. Big, Poison). Portions of the interview appear below.

Question: How did the idea for The Winery Dogs initially come about?

Kotzen: It was actually the DJ Eddie Trunk who brought us together. I received a phone call saying that Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy were looking to start a power trio and needed someone to sing, so we came together to jam. The time was right for me, because I had just finished an album cycle and was ready to get involved in something else. We had seven or eight songs by the time our first meeting ended, which really got us going early on.

Question: How do you think your past experiences in bands helped to prepare you for this project?

Kotzen: It’s not something I really think about, but there really is no substitute for experience. The most important thing for anyone in a band is to have an open mind, because you’re never done learning or embracing new approaches. I think when certain musicians admit that they’ve arrived, so to speak, the tendency to get stagnant grows and they stop evolving. Checking your ego at the door is critical to ensuring a band’s long-term success.

Question: Who were some of your vocal influences when you first started out?

Kotzen: Terence Trent D’Arby was the first singer I really got into, because he was just really soulful in the ‘80s. I also love early Rod Stewart, David Coverdale, Paul Rodgers, and Stevie Wonder.

Question: How long do you envision the band continuing on?

Kotzen: When people look at our personal histories, I think the tendency is to say that we won’t be together very long, but I don’t think that’s the case, at all. Sure, we have a lot of things going on outside of The Winery Dogs, but we won’t stop due to personal matters. I’m sure Billy will do something else and Mike may make another progressive record, but, as long as we’re excited about the prospects of continuing, we definitely will.

Question: What type of activities do you engage in during your time away from music?

Kotzen: I’m really involved in remodeling my home and doing stuff around the house. I’m sure that I’ll run out of things to improve after a while, but, for now, that’s what I get into. I love spending time with my daughter when I’m home and I’ve also gotten into playing Texas Hold’em quite a bit. When you’re on the road so much, you can feel trapped at times, but, then again, when I’m home for too long, I feel the need to get back out on the road, so finding a balanced lifestyle is the key for me.

Read the entire interview at the Examiner.

Photo of Richie Kotzen taken by Travis Shinn.

source: examiner.com

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dreamtheater400 The direct-to-consumer store for the upcoming Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park DVD is now live at myplaydirect.com/dream-theater.

The film, which will be released on November 5th through Eagle Rock Entertainment, will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/3CD, 2DVD/3CD and a Deluxe Edition (containing an 11.5” square 60 page hardback photobook including the Blu-ray, 2 DVDs and 3 CDs presenting all the key physical formats in one release).

The D2C store includes not only these versions, but exclusive bundles, including an 18”x24” poster, a pint glass bearing the Dream Theater insignia, and a keychain. Fans who pre-order the bundle before October 14th at 11:59pm EST will have their name included on the poster.

In related news, Dream Theater’s self titled album entered the Billboard 200 at number seven.


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blacksabdvd Black Sabbath’s triumphant 2013 tour–which began earlier this year in Australia–can now be seen by fans around the world via the forthcoming Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses (Vertigo/Republic). Preorders for “Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses” are available now at blacksabbath.com and amazon. Watch a teaser below.

Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses track listings:
BLU-RAY and DVD track listing is as follows:

1. War Pigs
2. Into The Void
3. Loner
4. Snowblind
5. Black Sabbath
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
7. N.I.B.
8. Methademic
9. Fairies Wear Boots
10.Symptom Of The Universe
11. Iron Man
12. End Of The Beginning
13. Children Of The Grave
14. God Is Dead?
15. Paranoid

CD track listing is as follows:

1. War Pigs
2. Loner
3. Black Sabbath
4. Methademic
5. N.I.B
6. Iron Man
7. End Of The Beginning
8. Fairies Wear Boots
9. God Is Dead?
10. Paranoid

Due out November 26th, Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses will be available via a variety of formats. Options include:

● DVD standalone
● Blu-ray standalone
● Blu-ray/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in a Blu Ray case
● DVD/CD combo pack with a CD featuring live audio from the show, all packaged in an Amaray box
● Deluxe Box with a Blu-ray disc of live show with exclusive bonus visual extras/two DVD discs/a CD featuring live audio from the show/poster/signed set list/photo booklet/guitar picks/official show “ticket”

Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered in Their Masses was recorded April 29th and May 1st, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia when the band–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass)–kicked off their world tour in support of their 13album, which entered the charts at #1 in 13 countries (including their first #1 in the U.S.). Meanwhile, Black Sabbath will head to South America and Mexico in October for a headlining stadium tour (where they’re expected to play to more than 300,000 fans) and then onto Europe in November and December.


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winerydogs2 The Winery Dogs–Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour tomorrow in Agoura Hills, CA at the Canyon Club in support of their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released in North America July 23rd on Loud & Proud Records.

To further stir up excitement about the tour, the band world-premiered their latest video for the track “Time Machine” on Billboard.com. The clip was directed by Greg Kaplan and includes live rehearsal footage shot in Southern California, as well as concert footage shot during their recent sold-out tour of Japan. The Winery Dogs’ first-ever concert was in Osaka, Japan on July 15th.

Fans can pick up the album on the band’s official website, iTunes and Amazon. The band has already released three videos from the new album, Elevate, Desire, and I’m No Angel, which can all be seen on their official YouTube page. Elevate, the album’s first single, debuted at #30 on Mediabase’s “Mainstream Rock” airplay chart and is currently bulleted at #17. It’s been the #1 most-played current song on WDHA-FM (The Rock of New Jersey, 105.5) for a number of weeks.

Of one of the band’s first-ever tour dates in August, Philadelphia’s Tell Magazine declared: “this band really is the Cream of 2013—three of the best musicians around grouped together and playing powerful music that takes full advantage of their virtuosity… their live show certainly exceeded my expectations. These guys are on fire. I don’t think anyone who attended that show wasn’t floored by the performance. I think the band members themselves were amazed by the power they’re putting out, and how much fun they’re having… It’s clear that this is a band with a great future ahead of them, and I implore you not to miss this combustible combination when they come to your town.”

During the upcoming tour, The Winery Dogs will make a special stop at the Hard Rock Café in New York City on October 23rd to participate in a private star-studded celebration of Eddie Trunk’s 30th anniversary of his radio show. Trunk is best known as host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show and he played a key role in the formation of The Winery Dogs. The seeds of the band were planted in 2011 when Sheehan and Portnoy were working on music together with a different guitarist and songwriter. When that line-up didn’t gel, Eddie Trunk suggested they contact Kotzen and see if he was interested in forming a band. The rest is history. Tickets for the party are free and fans can enter to win them by clicking on the banner on this site.

The Winery Dogs tour dates:

Thu 10/3 Agoura Hills, CA Canyon Club
Fri 10/4 Las Vegas, NV Count’s Vamp’d
Sat 10/5 San Diego, CA Ramona Mainstage
Sun 10/6 San Juan Capistrano, CA Coach House
Tue 10/8 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Wed 10/9 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
Thu 10/10 Portland, OR Star Theatre
Fri 10/11 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café
Mon 10/14 Denver, CO Soiled Dove
Thu 10/17 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino
Fri 10/18 Palatine, IL Durty Nellies
Sat 10/19 Effingham, IL Effingham Performance Center
Mon 10/21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Tue 10/22 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Wed 10/23 New York, NY Eddie Trunk 30th Anniversary Party
Fri 10/25 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Sat 10/26 Niagara Falls, NY Hard Rock
Sun 10/27 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
Tue 10/29 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Wed 10/30 Patchogue, NY Emporium
Thu 10/31 Pawtucket, RI The Met
Sat 11/2 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Thu 11/5 Cincinnati, OH Mad Frog
Wed 11/6 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s

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