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Saturday
Aug032019

Amazing Steel Panther Concert Footage

If you haven't seen Steel Panther live or you just don't have the cash to go out right now, check out this clip: pro-shot with ten cameras of the band performing live in New Orleans back on June 28. I love seeing videos like this - makes you feel like you are really part of the show. I'm looking forward to the new album Heavy Metal Rules too. Too bad I won't be able to listen to it at my desk! #NSFW


Pre-Order Steel Panther 'Heavy Metal Rules' Here!


Friday
Aug022019

Joe Elliott Turns 60

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard just turned 60. He celebrated on stage in Calgary. It must be cool to have 60,000 people sing "Happy Birthday!" to you. Now imagine being a rockstar nearly your entire life. Also very cool. Def Leppard is one of the hardest working bands on the road these days. Good for them.


The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (Deluxe)


Thursday
Aug012019

Welp... No Woodstock 50

I'm glad I didn't buy tickets for this. Woodstock 50 is canceled. The promoter tried to move the event to Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion (yes, that is the home of M3 Rock Festival). Financial troubles hurt the fest from the get go. It's a shame this happened.


Wednesday
Jul312019

Tom Keifer Band Announces New Album

From my inbox - for all the Tom Keifer fans! This is pretty exciting - the Tom Keifer Band is finally going to put out new music.

 

July 30, 2019 -- Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you’re a career artist like TOM KEIFER, you know exactly what it takes to get to the pinnacle and just how precarious it can be once you reach the top. After years of touring and growing with his solo band, KEIFER feels the timing is right for a new record with Keifer Band.
 
KEIFER with #keiferband--Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope, Kory Myers—are ready to RISE to yet another peak in their ongoing music journey with the September 13 release of his second solo album on Cleopatra Records. Pre-orders of the album are available today at TomKeifer.com/Preorder on all formats, including CD (digipak), vinyl (in your choice of red, blue, or green) and digital, which will include an instant download of the first single, “The Death Of Me.”
 


 

A video for “The Death Of Me”—written by KEIFER and his wife Savannah, and directed by Vicente Cordero--was released today. Though TOM KEIFER has faced many ups and downs all throughout his storied career, his unyielding resilience can be found well within the grooves and lyrics of the song. “We created ‘The Death of Me’ to inspire people not to give in to or be defeated by the seemingly insurmountable lows that we all sometimes face, but rather to Rise and overcome them,” he says. 
 
His creative renaissance is fully on display via the eleven tough ’n’ tender tracks that comprise RISE.
Produced by TOM KEIFER, Savannah Keifer, and Kyle O’Connor, RISE scales renewed sonic heights. From the tasty slide work that stamps “Touching the Divine,” the nontraditionally arranged, heavy, dark jam of “Untitled,” the breakneck thrust of “All Amped Up” to the tender coda of “You Believe in Me,” RISE signifies the ongoing evolution of the former Cinderella frontman as a person, songwriter, and bandleader. It’s the aural portrait of an artist who, to borrow a phrase, is still climbing
 
“When this band came together, we all felt a bit like broken souls, each with our own unique story,” he explains. “If you ask anyone in the band, they would all say this band came along at just the right time. Every human who walks this planet faces challenges and extreme adversity they have to overcome. As a band, we feel fortunate to be able to face those things together. There is a piece of every band member in the ‘The Death of Me’ as well as throughout the entire RISE album.”
 
The common thread to each song on RISE is the intuitive interplay between each member of #keiferband, a tight but loose collective that’s spent the last six-plus years on the road honing their live craft together in support of KEIFER’s critically acclaimed 2013 solo debut, THE WAY LIFE GOESRISE is the studio-bred equivalent of a band just now realizing the full scope of its powers. “We were trying to capture the feeling of what people have witnessed live with this band,” KEIFER explains. “There’s an off-the-rails, real live feel to RISE — and that’s what we were going for. It shows a real kind of angst and reckless abandon that we tried not to polish too much. And when we pull it back on the ballads, it’s more about the emotion, the soul, and making people feel something in a different way.”
  
THE WAY LIFE GOES - DELUXE EDITION was released October 20, 2017 on Cleopatra Records, which is an expanded compilation of his debut album chocked full of special artwork and bonus content, including the long-awaited studio recording of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends,” which KEIFER performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the Cinderella classic “Nobody’s Fool,” newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.
 
In touring news, TOM KEIFER and #keiferband have been on a vigorous trek ever since the 2013 album release, and they’re not slowing down anytime soon. Their next batch of headlining dates start July 30 in their hometown, Nashville, TN today at The Cowan. Dates are already confirmed through the end of 2019, with more to be added in the coming weeks, and are already being planned for 2020.
Tuesday
Jul302019

'Living The Dream'

Ready for a new music DVD? Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will release Living the Dream DVD+CD on September 20. Enjoy a trailer for the DVD below.


Pre-Order 'Living The Dream Tour' [Blu-Ray/2 CD] here!


Monday
Jul292019

Quiet Riot Performs Without Frankie Banali

For apparently just the third time ever, Quiet Riot has performed live without any founding members of the band. This wasn't a small gig either - it was at the Heavy Montreal Festival in Quebec, Canada. Johnny Kelly filled in for Banali on the drums. I have no idea why Frankie wasn't part of the lineup. He was posting on his Facebook page (see a funny post below the video from the show). If there are no original members, it's just a cover band at that point, right? Why or why not?




Quiet Riot - Metal Health [Clean]

Sunday
Jul282019

RATT Announces Tour Dates

RATT is going on tour starting August 2. The short run starts in Sacramento, Calif., and ends in Newkirk, Okla., on November 2. Tickets are on sale now - just click through the link on the Facebook post. The shows look like they cost around $50 per person.


Tell The World: The Very Best Of Ratt


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