KISS will bring the “Hottest Show on Earth” to Japan for seven shows this April.
Archive for February, 2011
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will conclude the Lightning Concert Series presented by Volkswagen with a show after the Tampa Bay Lightning vs.
DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken has issued the following update:
“We’re starting to write a new CD now [that] my voice problems have been hopefully fixed [after recently undergoing surgery].
"2011 will see us bust open the doors and unleash everything that Heaven’s Basement holds to stages across the UK and beyond"
Having toured across Europe playing hundreds upon hundreds of shows alongside bands such as Papa Roach, Shinedown, Buckcherry, Black Stone Cherry and appearing at festivals such as Sonisphere; Heaven’s Basement are a band who’ve built their reputation on a setting Britain’s underground alight and then taking that energy to bigger stages across Europe.
"We’ve experienced so much in the relatively short and explosive time Heaven’s Basement has been around, we’re all from different backgrounds but there’s a potent chemistry that is created when we come together"
Their desire to leave an everlasting impression on rock music is fueled by one sole ambition between them; to reach the summit of their potential and to be regarded alongside the bands that inspired them.
"We’re proud to come from the country that has without doubt produced some of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time. There’s now a void that needs filling. Everything we do revolves around filling that void"
2011 is set to be an explosive year for Heaven’s Basement with a new line up, aswell as recording and touring plans.
"It’s apparent that the headliners are currently hot news as soon as we descend the stairs…it seems increasingly unlikely that this UK act are going to remain unsigned for long. If tonight’s reaction is anything to go by, the band have a bright future ahead" – live review
"This test-the-water six-tracker finds the band stoked up, aggressive as marooned dogs and imbued with the same brand of fiery melodies that got us all excited about them in the first place. Hopefully these richly deserving young bloods playing caustic hard rock will get their due reward" – e.p review
"Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word. They shoot their songs out like desperate, last gasp bullets and leave this tiny stage to a deservedly disproportionate ovation" – live review
"The Venue’s packed. Attractive girls, old-school rockers, new-era wannabe rock stars, all hoping that Heaven’s Basement will be the real deal, rather than papier-mache heroes who’ll crumble under the pressure of expectation. Thankfully the band deliver. The best british band of this type…Heaven’s Basement have the potential to match their ambition" – live review
"With appreciation for the music from our rock legends, these talented musicians are writing their own chapter in the "THE BOOK OF ROCK". Not retro nor alternative…a sound that grabs you by the throat and will leave your senses rocked for days! A sound simply titled HEAVEN’S BASEMENT! Believe all you have heard, read and seen about this band. These rockers from the UK are BADD ASS!" – The Atomic Chaser, THE DRP/All Access Magazine (Los Angeles, CA)
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of Warrant, one of the most popular and successful American hard rock bands to come out of the Los Angeles musical scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a brand new album under the direction of Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Whitesnake and Night Ranger). The album tentatively titled “ROCKAHOLIC” is scheduled for a May 2011 Worldwide release.
Jerry Dixon commented, “The last few years has been like holding in a big “secret“ from the world and now we get to share it. I really think we captured a perfect mix of the past and present on this record. Each song has its own vibe that’s going to take people on a kick-ass Warrant rollercoaster ride. To help achieve an old school sound mixed with the flair of today, we called on the legendary Keith Olsen to do the production. There’s enough 80’s influence on songs like “Tears In The City” & “Sex Ain’t Love” to keep the die-hard Warrant fans rocking while introducing them to new material”.
Warrant has sold over 8 million records worldwide. The band first came into the spotlight with their debut multiplatinum album “Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich”, which included the smash hit single “Heaven.” The band continued its success in the 90’s with the multiplatinum album “Cherry Pie” and the gold album “Dog Eat Dog”, both albums providing more hit singles in the Billboard Top 30.”ROCKAHOLIC” is sure to add more Billboard action for the band. With singer Robert Mason on lead vocals and original band members Erik Turner and Joey Allen on guitars, Jerry Dixon on bass and Steven Sweet on drums Warrant is ready to spread the ROCKAHOLIC addiction to the world.
2011 Rockaholic Schedule:
March: US Tour
April 29th – May 9th Australia Tour
May 13th – M3 Rock Festival
September: South America Tour
October: European Tour
According to an ad (see below) that appears in the latest issue of Classic Rock magazine (which isn’t on shelves yet but is out to subscribers), JUDAS PRIEST will be supported by QUEENSRŸCHE when the British heavy metal legends embark on a U.K.
According to People.com, KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley and his wife Erin are expecting their third child together — a baby girl — in August.
Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy has revealed to AOL’s Noisecreep that Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION), Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA), Lemmy Kimister (MOTÖRHEAD), Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW) and Chris Jericho (FOZZY) are among the artists who will appear on a forthcoming tribute album to Ronnie.
According to TMZ.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has checked out of the Clark County Detention Center after serving a 10-day sentence for DUI and speeding.
DEF LEPPARD HEADLINE DOWNLOAD 2011 + NEW BOOK + LIVE ALBUM
Def Leppard Headline Download Festival 2011 Book: Def Leppard – The Definitive Visual History Forthcoming live album also featuring new studio recordings
PRESS RELEASE – Def Leppard, Britain’s greatest arena rock band, are set to headline Download Festival 2011 on Friday, June 10 at Donington Park (UK) to kick off their world tour. The band are also set to release a brand new live album, "MIRRORBALL", this summer featuring a mix of live Def Leppard classics, three brand new studio songs and a bonus DVD that contains energetic live performances and intimate backstage footage captured on the road. Also set for release this summer is Leppard’s first coffee table book titled "DEF LEPPARD – THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL HISTORY", with exclusive photos by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin.
Def Leppard remain one of the world’s biggest and most successful live acts. The band last played the UK in 2009 – headlining Download festival that year after a hugely successful sold out UK Arena tour in 2008. 2011 will see Def Leppard headline Download Festival for the second time in three years! For ticket information please refer to www.downloadfestival.com.
ABOUT DEF LEPPARD: With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards (Def Leppard are one of only five rock bands to have two consecutive 10 million plus selling albums in the U.S. — the others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen) to their credit, Def Leppard -Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums)- continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.
Def Leppard announce 2011 summer tour with Heart
Great Britain’s Arena Rock Legends Announce US Tour Set to Hit the Road This Summer with Very Special Guests Heart Tickets set to go on-sale March 4th!
PRESS RELEASE – Def Leppard, Great Britain’s premiere arena rock band, have announced that they will make their triumphant return to the US with a summer tour kicking off on June 15 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joining Def Leppard for this highly anticipated tour are Seattle rock legends Heart. Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums — including two of the best-selling albums of all time, "PYROMANIA" and "HYSTERIA". The anthemic rock megastars have earned their stripes as one of the most enduring and successful touring acts in history. Heart showed the world that women can rock when they stormed the charts with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Alone" and many more, a stream of hits showcasing the sistersâ€™ enormous talents as both musicians and singers, selling more than 30 million records. Tickets for the Live Nation produced tour will go on sale on beginning March 4th at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.
"After having had the last 18 months off, Leppard are ready to get back on the road! Add Heart to the bill and it truly makes for a special evening," says singer Joe Elliott. "Nancy and I are really excited to be bringing Heart to the stage this summer with Def Leppard. It’s going to be a powerful, monster show. The real thing. The summer of 2011 will be amazing," says singer Ann Wilson.
Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets in select cities through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
The band has partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, pre-show parties and more.
Def Leppard’s US tour dates with Heart are as follows:
June 15 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) June 17 – Tampa, FL (1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre) June 22 – Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) June 24 – Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion) June 26 – Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center) June 29 – Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion) July 2 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena) July 3 – Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium) July 12 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater) July 13 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center) July 15 – Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre) July 20 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion) July 24 – San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center) August 10 – St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) August 21 – Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center) August 27 – Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center) August 31 – Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre) September 14 – Portland, OR (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
For complete ticket and tour information visit Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.