ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES SHADOWS FALL GUITARIST JON DONAIS TO FILL IN ON UPCOMING TOUR DATES

imagesLOS ANGELES, CA – Grammy-nominated rockers Anthrax – Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna – have announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will step in for the departing Rob Caggiano.  Donais will temporarily fill in for Anthrax’s upcoming tour dates in India, the series of Soundwave Festival shows in Australia, and the North American Metal Alliance Tour (dates below).

“Jon is a bro and he’s also a total f**king ripper,” said Scott Ian. “I’ve worked with him twice before on side projects and he tears it up. I’m excited to have him on my right burning up the stage with Anthrax. 13’s gonna be a good year.”

“I grew up on Anthrax, they’re the thrash scene, they’re one of The Big Four, I’d be crazy to not want to play with them,” said Donais. “Initially, Rob called and told me he was leaving the band, and asked if I’d be interested in filling in. Then Scott called me and everything fell into place. Rob and I are using Skype to work on solos and other guitar parts, so he’s being great. I also have to give special thanks to my band – Brian, Matt, Jason and Ed – who have been incredibly supportive and encouraged me to do this.”

 

 

Dates for Anthrax’s upcoming concerts with Jon Donais on guitar are as follows:

(India)

FEBRUARY

16 Fly Festival, Delhi (with Limp Bizkit, Mastodon)

17 Fly Festival, Bangalore (with Limp Bizkit, Mastodon)

 

(Australia – all dates with Metallica, Slayer, Linkin Park, more)

FEBRUARY

23 Soundwave Festival 2013, Brisbane

24 Soundwave Festival 2013, Sydney

 

MARCH

1 Soundwave Festival 2013, Melbourne

2 Soundwave Festival 2013, Adelaide

4 Soundwave Festival 2013, Perth

 

(Metal Alliance Tour/North America – all dates with Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail)

MARCH

22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

23 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

24 Marquee, Tempe, AZ

25 House of Blues, San Diego, CA

27 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA

28 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

29 Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

30 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC CANADA

31 Showbox SODO, Seattle, WA

 

APRIL

2 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

4 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

5 House of Blues, Chicago, IL

6 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

7 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH

9 House of Blues, Dallas, TX

10 House of Blues, Houston, TX

12 House of Blues, Orlando, FL

13 Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

14 Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

16 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

18 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

20 Irving Plaza, New York, NY

 

 

Official Anthrax Website

 


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T&N POST “SLAVE TO THE EMPIRE” VIDEO ONLINE

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T&N, the new band featuring former Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson along with Brian Tichy, have released a music video for the single Slave To The Empire. View it below.

The song appears on T&N’s debut album Slave To The Empire, which was released on October 31st, 2012 through Rat Pak Records and can be purchased at www.ratpakrecordsamerica.com.

T&N reunited George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and ‘Wild’ Mick Brown — aka ‘The Big Three’ from Dokken. Returning to their roots, Slave To The Empire offers eight new original songs and four re-recorded Dokken classics that feature sensational vocal performances by Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest), Doug Pinnick (King’s X), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), and Robert Mason (Warrant). Add to the mix the hard hitting, multi-talented drumming of Brian Tichy and you’ve got yourself a major dose of awesome.

This 12 song release is progressive, it’s heavy, it’s dark, it’s bluesy, and each player’s performance is absolutely stellar. Slave To The Empire captures the spirit and magic from the classic metal genre, and is truly a work of art that will not disappoint.

additional source: Sleaze Roxx

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BLS ANNOUNCES “UNBLACKENED”: A UNIQUE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY ENGAGEMENT AT L.A.’S CLUB NOKIA

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Black Label Society, fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde, have announced Unblackened, a one night only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00pm. The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s best-selling solo album Book of Shadows and Southern rock band Pride & Glory. The show will feature Wylde on guitar and piano, alongside the members of Black Label Society, as well as a four-piece string section, pedal steel, and special guests. The concert will be broadcast live exclusively on AXS TV. A CD/DVD will be released later this year.

“This is something we haven’t done yet, and we wanted to give our fans something new,” said Wylde. “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically–the tunes are gritty regardless.”

On August 10th, 2010 Black Label Society released their eighth studio album, Order Of The Black, which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 4. The release featured two singles, Parade Of The Dead and Crazy Horse. The band then released their ninth studio album, The Song Remains Not The Same, in May 2011, which was a compilation album featuring new, acoustic versions of songs originally released on Order Of The Black. The album reached No. 41 on the Billboard 200.

In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over, winning nearly every guitar award imaginable, and becoming a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists popular today. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, which inspired him to create the now legendary Black Label Society (BLS) in 1998. Black Label Society members include Zakk Wylde (lead guitar, lead vocals), Nick Cantanese (rhythm guitar), John DeServio (bass), and Chad Szeliga (drums).

For more information on Black Label Society, please visit blacklabelsociety.com.

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GREAT WHITE CELEBRATES THE BAND’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW LIVE ALBUM

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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of Great White’s celebrative live album 30 Years-Live From the Sunset Strip on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th in North America.

To mark its 30th Anniversary live on March 22nd, 2012, Great White celebrated the only logical way-on stage. In a nod to its early days, Great White returned to the infamous Sunset Strip, where a storied past of music’s biggest fans are fused into the walls of the Key Club. Great White delivered its entire repertoire to a packed house, pining for the band’s raw energy and cheering its illustrious history track after track.

The Southern California blues hard rock band debuted with a Don Dokken/Michael Wagener produced EP in 1983 and later on were signed by EMI for 1984’s self-titled debut album. Since then Great White has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of over six million records. They received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song Once Bitten, Twice Shy and earned a double platinum certification for the album …Twice Shy.

It’s the soulful, blues-based signature sound that turned songs like Face The Day, Rock Me and Save Your Love into international hits. The late 80’s were boom years for the band, marked by non-stop touring with some of the biggest bands of the era including stints in Europe and Japan. Great Whte recorded two more albums for Capitol: Hooked, which was certified gold and Psycho City.

With a line up featuring Co- Founder Mark Kendall, Audie Desbrow, Michael Lardie Scott Snyder and new singer Terry Ilous (former XYZ), a natural frontman blessed with bluesy-heritage rock tone, Ilous fits the band like a glove. Great White’s biting guitar riffs, contagious rhythm section and newfound energy is ready to honor its past and create the next chapter. 30th Anniversary Live is just one night – but the music is timeless.

30 Years – Live From the Sunset Strip tracklisting includes:

Desert Moon
Lady Red Light
Face The Day
House Of Broken Love
Save Your Love
Mista Bone
The Big Goodbye
Back To The Rhythm
Rock Me
Can’t Shake It
Once Bitten Twice Shy

Great White is:

Terry Ilous – vocals
Mark Kendall – lead guitar
Michael Lardie – guitar, keyboards
Scott Snyder – bass
Audie Desbrow – drums

For more information, visit www.greatwhiterocks.com.


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U.D.O. ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES FOR APRIL

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U.D.O., the self titled band featuring Accept’s former frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will launch a short North American tour in April.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

April 9 – Amityville, NY – Ollie’s Point
April 10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
April 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
April 12 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
April 13 – St-Ferdinand, QC – Style Metal
April 14 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
April 18 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
April 19 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
April 20 – Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s
April 21 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
April 23 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

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DEF LEPPARD FRONTMAN SAYS “BETWEEN US AND BON JOVI” UNIVERSAL WOULDN’T BE A MAJOR COMPANY

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Frontman Joe Elliott says Def Leppard’s former record label, Universal, should treat the band with more respect because “we built their penthouse sushi bar.”

Def Leppard are re-recording as much of their back catalogue as possible after failing to reach an agreement with Universal over digital releases. And last month the band cut five acoustic songs performed during their Rock Of Ages Tour for a medley released to iTunes.

“We’re trying to wrestle back our career and ownership of these songs,” said Elliott in an interview in the latest issue of Classic Rock. “They [Universal] own the originals, we’re at loggerheads with them over the digital rights. And as long as they’re playing silly buggers we’ll just keep recording them again.”

The singer continued, “Until we can come to some kind of humane conclusion to this ridiculous stand-off, we’re going to say, ‘Fuck you!’ We were offered a great deal two years ago and shook hands on it. And then some other twat at the label put a stop to it. It’s our life and our music and we’re not going to let them exploit us to the extent that they’re trying to.”

Elliott said Universal wouldn’t be the major player it is today without the help of Leppard’s multi-million-selling releases.

“Between us and Bon Jovi we fucking built that company,” he insisted. “We built their penthouse sushi bar, wherever it may be, and they just treated us like shit. We can either roll over like little dandelions or we can stand up and punch them in the bollocks. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Read the full interview with Joe Elliott in the new issue of Classic Rock, on sale now.

source: classicrockmagazine.com

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