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Keel frontman Ron Keel (Steeler) will have his 2014 solo album Metal Cowboy re-released as Metal Cowboy: Reloaded via EMP Outlaw/EMP Label Group on April 6th in Europe.


Metal Cowboy: Reloaded features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the original independent release, including fan favorites "Just Like Tennessee" and "What Would Skynyrd Do?".




"My Bad"

"The Last Ride"

"Just Like Tennessee"

"Dead Man Rockin'"

"What Would Skynyrd Do"

"Singers Hookers & Thieves"

"Wild Forever"

"The Cowboy Road"

"When Love Goes Down"

"Evil Wicked Mean & Nasty"

"Long Gone Bad"

"Three Chord Drinkin' Song" (Live in Studio)

"My Bad" (Radio Version)


After a storied career that began as lead vocalist for Steeler, which would also go on to include guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, and selling millions of records under his eponymous Keel with classic albums The Right To Rock and The Final Frontier (both produced by KISS' Gene Simmons), Keel veered off into brave new territory with the decidedly southern rock/outlaw country feel of Metal Cowboy.


Originally released in 2014, Metal Cowboy was a bold new direction for Keel, pulling strongly from the playbook of country and southern rock, while maintaining the powerful rock edge and unmistakable powerhouse vocals Keel is known for. While Keel had some success in country and southern rock after the dissolution of Keel (who reunited in 2008), Metal Cowboy definitively established Keel's musical identity, although its genesis had far deeper roots.


"We (Keel) recorded a version of 'Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw' for Penelope Spheeris for the Dudes movie soundtrack that also features Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Steve Vai, and Jane's Addiction. It ended up being a great cult film and I'd love it even if I wasn't in it. That really was the genesis of the Metal Cowboy - 'Outlaw' became my signature song, and ended up featured in the movie twice!"


Keel go on to form Ron Keel Band, with a new powerhouse band featuring the best players the Midwest has to offer. While sticking to the earthy Southern charms of Metal Cowboy, RKB showcases a new, rich musical fabric for Keel and his bandmates.


Ron Keel Band:


Ron Keel - Lead Vocals/Guitar

DC Cothern - Lead Guitar/Vocals

El Diablo - Bass/Vocals

The Rev - Drums/Vocals

Dakota Scott - Keyboards/Vocals


Posted on March 20, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley revealed he has an unspoken bond with Bruce Dickinson, the man he replaced in the band in 1993 and who was then himself replaced by in 1999.

He also credited Dickinson with offering support during his time with Maiden and his later solo career. “Whenever we're in a room together, we say hi,” Bayley told Total Rock Radio in a recent interview. “There's a moment and a look between us, and I think it's an unspoken thing that we just connect and go, ‘There's the other person that knows how difficult it is to be the singer of Iron Maiden!’”


You can watch the interview below:

Speaking of their long-standing connection, Bayley recalled meeting Dickinson while Bayley was on tour with his band Wolfsbane. “We kind of kept in touch," he said. "And when I was in Maiden, Bruce was very supportive, and after Maiden, Bruce was very supportive of my solo career. ... He really supported me on the last album, because I wanted to make a video … the song is called 'Escape Velocity' and the chorus is 'I will fly.' And I said, 'You know, it would be great if we could use a flight simulator. And who do I know?' … I got in touch with Bruce, and he let me use one of the flight simulators at his company. I mean, this would cost a fortune if you had to buy it, and he let me use that all day … It was incredible.”

Bayley noted that he had landed the Maiden lead role because the band “really wanted a change” after Dickinson. “They wanted a different voice at that time with those albums, The X Factor and 'Virtual XI,’ that I was on," he said. "And it was the start of the progressive era of Iron Maiden that we're familiar with now, with the longer songs and bigger production and everything. So I feel that I was there at an important time in the Maiden story, though it may not have been popular with all the fans – and there's still plenty of Maiden fans that hate me.”

Michael Schenker singer Doogie White recently recalled his own experience auditioning for the band, and said that he never would have kept the job if he’d been given it, because Dickinson was always going to return. Dickinson once said he was “surprised” when Bayley was given the position.

Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist MICHAEL GRANT: 'I Was Fired Out Of Nowhere'

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Former L.A. GUNS guitarist Michael Grant says that he was "fired out of nowhere and given absolutely no reason" for his exit from the band.


L.A. GUNS released a statement on March 7 saying that Grant was leaving the group "to pursue other interests, including his solo project, MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS." A short time later, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns revealed in an Instagram post that he "wasn't involved in [Grant's] departure from the band." He added: "People come and go, and I'll miss him badly in the band."


During an appearance on Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM show on Monday (March 19), Grant said that the stated reason for his L.A. GUNS exit in the press release was "not true at all. I was actually fired out of nowhere and given absolutely no reason. So I pieced together my own conclusions [as to why I was let go] — with those kinds of details, that's all you can do. And I'll let the crowd, the audience do some basic emotional math. If Tracii Guns is sad about my departure, if [drummer] Shane Fitzgibbon is sad about my departure, if [bassist] Johnny Martin is sad about my departure, that only leaves one person who's not," apparently referring to singer Phil Lewis.


According to Grant, he found out that he was being kicked out of L.A. GUNS via a phone call from the band's manager. "The only reason that I was given was, 'It's time. It's time,'" he said. 'And I was just, like, 'Okay.' I wasn't resistant. I didn't fight. I wasn't like a crying little girl. I was just, like, 'All right. If that's how you guys want it.' And then I proceeded to text the rest of the members in the band, like, 'Did you know anything about it?' And no one knew too much about it. Tracii said he had fought for me for about an hour."


Grant said that L.A. GUNS tried to appease him by making "it seem like I left just to make it seem like it was my decision and that things didn't get dragged in the mud." He added: "When you've invested five years in something and not even given the respect of, 'Hey, man…' If the real reason was to support MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS, it should have been, like, 'Hey, man, giving you a call. You should go off on your own. We're gonna support you.' But it wasn't like that at all. I was fired for absolutely no reason. I was given zero reason, no courtesy call, nothing."


Last October, Lewis told Love Is Pop that the "chemistry" between Grant and Guns was "fantastic." He added: "Michael has so much respect for Tracii's playing. You could just see it when they play together. And Tracii is one of these guys; he's not like a Rick Derringer, who refuses to let anybody else solo. He lets Michael fly. There's a few times in the set and Tracii just steps back and he goes, 'Go.' And he's smiling from ear to ear. And it's just amazing. These impromptu jams the two of them strike up in the middle of a song. It's fun for me and it's fun for them. And, actually, believe it or not, fun for the crowd. There are no self-indulgent solos. It's [not] just a guitar player going widdly, widdly, widdly. It's not. Everything we do showcases the virtuoso abilities of those guys in the jam context. So, it's cool. It's never boring. It's got a groove to it. Who knows how long they can go on for? Sometimes a couple of minutes. Sometimes it can go on for ten. But it's never dull."


Tracii and Lewis reunited in 2016 under the L.A. GUNS banner and released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, "The Missing Peace".


L.A. GUNS will release a new CD, DVD and Blu-ray, "Made In Milan", on March 23 via Frontiers Music Srl.


From: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-l-a-guns-guitarist-michael-grant-i-was-fired-out-of-nowhere/

Foreigner's Mick Jones Wants To Record New Songs With Lou Gramm

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Foreigner's Mick Jones is enjoying life back in the spotlight. With a 40th Anniversary tour packing in fans, the band has seen current singer Kelly Hansen and ex-frontman Lou Gramm share vocal duties as the band runs through its impressive catalog of hits.


"It's really nice and great," guitarist and founder Mick Jones has told Ultimate Classic Rock. "It sort of completes the circle almost. It's a great feeling and the fans love it. We love it. It's amazing - Kelly and Lou Gramm hit it off like a house on fire. They love it. I was holding my breath for a minute there, because in other conditions, it could be a touchy subject. But it hasn't been at all - it's been the opposite."


And Jones also says he'd like to work again with Gramm again in the studio, to complete tracks he started years ago. "There's about 10 or 12 [tracks], which I've been listening to," he says. "I don't quite know when we're going to have a chance to do that, but it wouldn't be before the fall. I'm aware that they're there, but I think we have to concentrate on one thing at a time. You know, otherwise the projects… it's not good to be thinking of three or four different things at once." Read more here:


Posted on March 20, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Much to the excitement of Alice Cooper Group fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia will be releasing Michael Bruce's critically acclaimed biography No More Mr. Nice Guy revised. Also available is a limited edition signed by Michael Bruce.


Written by Alice Cooper Group guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter Michael Bruce, No More Mr. Nice Guy is an anthology of the band that encapsulated the decadent spirit of the 1970s. Following the group on their journey from Arizona garage band to eventual rise to stardom, it reveals the truth behind the drinking and the rock 'n' roll. This “true life” story includes the hangings, the executions, the ghoulish makeup, the egos and of course, the rock 'n' roll. Revised and updated it includes previously unseen photographs and memorabilia.


“Its not often we get a chance to redo, remake or in this case re-release a book... my book. It is with much thought, great enjoyment, many thanks and heartfelt appreciation for family, friends and fans that I present the re-release of 'No More Mr Nice Guy.' A compilation of hilarious rock 'n' roll stories and life events that made me the man I am today.” - Michael Bruce

This release comes on the heels of the recent highly publicized Alice Cooper Group reunion concerts in the UK. Order here:


Posted on March 20, 2018 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Virtually alone among his peers, Robert Plant manages to maintain commercial and pop cultural relevancy while seemingly making exactly the type of music he wants to record without any concern for trends or airplay.

He started his solo career with a string of pop hits, but as the Led Zeppelin co-founder recalled during a recent interview, he started turning away from mainstream rock in the early '90s.

Plant, taking a moment away from preparations for his recently extended Carry Fire tour to call into rock writer Steven Hyden's Celebration Rock podcast, pinpointed the change to the months he spent working on his 1993 Fate of Nations LP. Saying he was "straining all the time" to balance more traditional rock sounds against the more experimental stuff he was being drawn toward, he recalled a moment of clarity while writing material for Nations.

"I was shaping myself up for later on, but later on came in 1992 with Fate of Nations," said Plant. "I really do believe that I was able to get it — I went up into the Mojave Desert. I didn't see Arthur or Odin, but what I did see was a long-term view of actually getting on board the whole deal, and I suppose, really ... I would have been 43, I think, but I knew I had arrived within myself. I was trying to break out and in all the time through songs after we lost John [Bonham]."

Whatever it was and whatever caused it, it sparked a run of Plant records that rank among the most well-received of his career — and he seems determined to keep going into the foreseeable future, quipping that his "retirement tour" will happen when he's found in a "rock face in about 10 million years' time."


You can listen to the interview below:

As for the ever-popular Vegas residency? Don't expect to see him sign up for one anytime soon.


"Nobody should do a residency in Vegas," laughed Plant. "If anything's gonna do you, that'll do you."

Watch Quality Footage Of JUDAS PRIEST's Concert In Washington D.C. During 'Firepower' Tour

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British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST played the fourth show of their "Firepower" world tour Sunday night (March 18) at The Anthem in Washington D.C. The trek is the band's first since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. He is being replaced on tour by "Firepower" album producer Andy Sneap, also known for his work as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.


Fan-filmed video footage of the Washington D.C. concert can be seen below:









JUDAS PRIEST's setlist was as follows:


01. Firepower

02. Running Wild

03. Grinder

04. Sinner

05. The Ripper

06. Lightning Strike

07. Bloodstone

08. Saints In Hell

09. Turbo Lover

10. Angel

11. Evil Never Dies

12. Some Heads Are Gonna Roll

13. Breaking The Law

14. Hell Bent For Leather

15. Painkiller




16. The Hellion / Electric Eye

17. Metal Gods

18. You've Got Another Thing Comin'

19. Living After Midnight


Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of "Firepower". The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST album since the band's 1974 debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live.


Asked how JUDAS PRIEST came to choose Sneap to step in for Tipton on the band's tour in support of "Firepower", bassist Ian Hill told veteran Japanese rock journalist Masa Itoh: "It probably came from during the recording of the album. Andy is a very good guitarist, an excellent guitarist in his own right, and I think Glenn got to know Andy and got to trust Andy, which is very important. We wanted someone who we knew as well, if at all possible. The last thing you want is somebody coming in with their own baggage, if you know what I mean. And we can trust Andy to do a good job, and I think he'll do justice to the songs. And that was the main thing — I think it was the familiarity with Andy. We had great respect for him — before we met him, we had great respect for him. But with the work he did on the album — I mean, it sounds phenomenal; he did a tremendous job with that. We're doing songs off the new album, which he is totally familiar with, and he knows a lot of the parts anyway from that. And he's also a PRIEST fan — he's been listening to us for years — and he fits the slot perfectly. I think he'll fit in and I think he'll do a tremendous job."


"Firepower" was released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for "Firepower" was created by the Chilean/Italian artist Claudio Bergamin.


The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.


From: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-quality-footage-of-judas-priests-concert-in-washington-d-c-during-firepower-tour/

Kip Winger looks back at In The Heart Of The Young

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Following the lasciviousness of their debut album’s hit Seventeen, Winger sought some muso credibility but also needed to repeat their previous album’s multi-platinum sales.


With the Seattle explosion on the horizon the odds were stacked against them – and any band having their record produced by hair-metal guru Beau Hill – but tracks such as Rainbow In The Rose showed that with In The Heart Of They Young the band had achieved clear artistic growth.


In The Heart Of The Young features in Classic Rock's 100 Best Albums Of The 90s, which feature in issue 247 of the magazine, available now from all good newsagents and online. Below, Kip Winger looks back at the album...

What goals did Winger set themselves with In The Heart Of The Young?


[Laughs] I had no specific goals. Back then I largely didn’t know what I was doing. Nobody had expected us to sell two million copies of the debut, and we sold close to a million of the second one. Direction-wise, the band felt like it was time to do something that was a little more progressive.


Rainbow In The Rose ticked that box, but did less discerning listeners just think it was more of the same?


The album was way bigger in Europe than it was in the States, and I consider European fans to be way more attentive listeners, so that maybe says a lot.


What about Beau Hill’s production on the album?


It’s perhaps a little light, and grunge music was on the horizon, so it got caught in the crossfire. There was too much sampling on the drums. I’d like to remix it some day and boost the rawness.


Upon hearing the album, Atlantic Records’ verdict was that there wasn’t a hit on it.


Yeah. So we went away and added Can’t Get Enuff and Easy Come Easy Go. Can’t Get Enuff is still a cool song, but although Easy Come Easy Go was very popular it wasn’t representative of what we wanted to be. Given the time the album came out, I still think it did pretty good. Shortly after we put it out we didn’t know that it was doomed, though we knew that we were.


Are there any songs from it that you now play through gritted teeth?


Little Dirty Blonde is my least favourite song of ours. It might have been cool if it had been recorded by Van Halen. We played it okay but didn’t really capture the swing it needed. It’s a little too slick.


Kerrang! called you “the blowdried Bee Gee”, and you got some bullying from Metallica. Can you now look back at that and smile?


I can certainly see why it happened. I had a background in ballet and theatre and I was quite flamboyant. I was intentionally trying to put a muso-type band around a David Lee Roth or Paul Stanley-style frontman, and nobody really saw that. However, I got a Grammy recommendation for my classical record (Conversations With Nijinsky, 2016), and to me that sets things straight.

From: http://teamrock.com/feature/2018-03-20/interview-kip-winger-looks-back-at-in-the-heart-of-the-young


Posted on March 20, 2018 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Coverdale/Page, the 1993 album that brought together Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page with Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, could be getting a box set at some point in the future.

Coverdale talked about the possibility on Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM radio show, which you hear below.


The singer said discussions started just before Christmas, when Coverdale invited his new team at Warner Bros. to his studio in Reno to discuss plans, and the label president brought up the idea of remixing the album.


Coverdale was all for it, but with Whitesnake hoping to get out their new album, Flesh and Blood, in time for their upcoming summer tour with Foreigner and Jason Bonham, there was only a brief window to work on it. "At that time, I thought March-April-May, Jimmy and I could remix it and mix the unreleased songs that we had," he explained. "Because we had four or five extra songs."

You can hear the interview below:

Still, Coverdale said there were snags. "You're talking about synchronicity or good planning on the part of Warners," he noted. "The president of Warners U.K. was entertaining Jimmy at dinner or lunch and said, 'Hey, how would you fancy about revisiting the Coverdale/Page project?' And he went, 'I'll call Dave right now!' And I said to this guy, 'I'll call Jimmy right now.' It was the funniest shit."

In addition to the unreleased songs, Coverdale hinted at the possibility of a documentary being part of a box set. "I filmed the whole process from the first day Jimmy and I sat down to write music at my house in Lake Tahoe," he said. "So there's enough stuff to make it a really interesting package for the fans."


Shortly after meeting with the label, Coverdale got sick, which pushed back the remaining work on Flesh and Blood and shut the window on future projects for now. Because of Page's work on a new Led Zeppelin archival live project, Coverdale can't give a definite time frame in which the new package will arrive.

"We're definitely, when we can, when we both have the time, we will be remixing and adding," he said, adding with a laugh, "Don't be inundating with when! I don't know. When I have time."


From: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/coverdale-page-box-set/


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Episode #274 of the Three Sides Of The Coin podcast is available for streaming below:



"Charlie Benante from Anthrax returns this week. We start off discussing KISS Alive!, but the conversation goes in so many directions related to KISS and the music business, including the state of rock and metal music in the US and Europe."


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The daughter of Jani Lane has lashed out at his ex-manager for seeking a commission for monies received by the late Warrant singer's estate. Taylar Jayne Lane, Jani's oldest daughter, responded to an article that ran on TMZ last December which reported on a lawsuit filed by Just Having Fun Productions who claimed the estate was "screwing" them out of money.

"The TMZ article published regarding the lawsuit filed against my father’s estate and its administrator by Obi Steinman is, about several aspects of the suit, erroneous in its description of the facts," Taylar Jane says in the statement, which was released via her mother Bobbi Brown's Facebook page. "However, Obi, the former 'manager' in question, was paid for any managerial work he did following my father’s death and had no authority to sell his music catalogs, let alone to receive a portion of the assets made from that sale."

According to the lawsuit, Steinman and Just Having Fun Productions are seeking $562,000, 15% of a $3.75 million deal made by the estate with a publishing company. They initially were offering a discount, looking for 12.5%, but now want the whole 15% and are suing for fraud and breach of contract.


"[Steinman's] claims of entitlement are based on a 'verbal contract' he made with my father for 15% of all money incoming from royalties," Taylar Jane continues. "Not only was there no contract in writing entitling him to such, but even this verbal contract made no concessions for income received based on the sale of assets, including the sale of catalogs, songs, and other intellectual properties."


Taylar Jane says Steinman was offered a smaller settlement, "to spare myself and the other heirs the stress of having this all go to court," but was rebuffed. She adds in the statement, which can be read in full below, that the manager made himself "filthy rich" while Jani was alive.


"Now, since apparently it wasn’t enough for him, [he] would like to take more money from my father’s estate and from his heirs: myself, my little sister, and his widow," she says. "Obi does not deserve an ounce of support or sympathy from the public, who don’t know the details of our situation, nor does he deserve another cent of my father’s money. He is owed nothing and hopefully nothing is what he will ultimately receive. All my sister and I want is for Obi to leave us alone."


Jani Lane was found dead in a California hotel room in August of 2011 at the all-too-young age of 47. Police found a liquor bottles and prescription pills on the scene. In addition to the 26-year-old Taylar Jane, he is survived by another daughter, Madison, from his second wife.

Led Zeppelin Release Promo Video For West Was Won Reissue

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Led Zeppelin have released an online stream of an unboxing video as a preview to the March 23 reissue of their 2003 live set, "How The West Was Won."


Featuring newly-remastered audio by producer/guitarist Jimmy Page, the collection delivers highlights from the band's legendary shows at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25 and 27, 1972, with the two nights sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end.


The project debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and went on to earn Platinum status in the country. The remastered "How The Wast Was Won" will be available in multiple formats, including CD, digital, and the first-ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions, with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound.

A Super Deluxe Boxed Set version includes 3CDs, 4LP, a DVD in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo plus photo gallery, and a high-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit and complemented with a book of rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, and presented with a high-quality print of the original album cover - the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered. Read more and watch the video here:

Dio hologram will be updated for next run of tour dates

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Wendy Dio says she, along with the Eyellusion team who are behind the Ronnie James Dio hologram tour, are currently tweaking the visuals before it heads out on the road again.

The hologram of the late rock and metal icon was unveiled at Wacken Open Air in 2016, with a run of Dio Returns live dates following across Europe in December last year.


Now Dio’s widow Wendy says the tour is likely to hit North America in the future – but before it does, some changes will have to be made.


She tells The Metal Voice: “We took the hologram tour out in Europe to see if there was a market for it, because this is all very new. It’s new technology and a lot of people are naysayers – some think it's good, some think it's bad.


“It was very well received. Kids were crying to me and saying, ‘Thank you so much for bringing Ronnie back to us.’ I think it was great for people that have seen Ronnie before and wanted to see him back on stage and for kids that never got the opportunity to see Ronnie."

She continues: “It was a good test, we did very well, but there's things I need to perfect on Ronnie. I'm really very critical. I need to perfect his face a little bit more – his eyes and his eyebrows are not quite right.


“So it’s back on the drawing board right now and we're hoping it will go out again probably at the beginning of next year, and we will hit Canada and America. But it has to be right first.”


Dio also responds to those who disagree with the tour and says: “All the criticism is fine. Everybody has the right to criticise, but look at it and see it first before you criticise it.


“Most of the people that criticise it haven't seen it and they don't even know what to expect. It's a whole experience that we take out.”


Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer in 2010, with the fourth annual Ride For Ronnie event set to take place on May 6 in California. Find out more here:



Check out the interview here:



From: http://teamrock.com/news/2018-03-19/dio-hologram-will-be-updated-for-next-run-of-tour-dates


Posted on March 19, 2018 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After nearly half a century performing with Aerosmith, singer Steven Tyler will hit the road this summer as a solo artist. The tour kicks off on June 12 in Lewiston, N.Y., and will wrap up in London on Aug. 7.

You can see all the dates below.


"Look, I don't expect to hit like the Beatles or be the second coming of Aerosmith," Tyler said (via USA Today). "It was time for a little break. I'm such a passionate person that if I don't go after my muse like that, I'll wind up on drugs again. I'll wind up arguing with people and just no good."

The tour follows the 2016 release of Tyler's debut solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere, which scored the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and reached the Billboard 200's Top 20.

Tyler will hit the road with Nashville's Loving Mary, and he said it's different from any he's ever done before -- in both style and format. "What would I not pay to go see [Paul] McCartney, but instead of playing with whoever he's with now, actually do [a show] where he tells you what he was thinking when he wrote 'Yesterday'?" he explained. "That's what I'm doing. I figured I'd talk about 'Sweet Emotion' and 'Dream On' and where I was when I wrote it, and 'Seasons of Wither' and how I played it."

The singer said the switches in genre and band give him the freedom to try out some new musical terrain. "It's a full-on country feel," he noted. "People ask me, 'Why'd you go country?' It was almost a shoo-in. I always wanted to do Everly Brothers. It's really is beautiful getting out there and singing with a band, where I can look at all the guys and go, 'Stop playing right now' and we'll just sing a cappella. I've never been in a band like that, so it's a whole new thing for me."


The Sisterhood Band, which includes Rod Stewart's daughter, Ruby Stewart, will open some dates.

The 68-year-old Tyler toured with Aerosmith last year, but the band was forced to cut a few dates after the singer suffered an undisclosed illness in South America. Aerosmith have also been working in the studio on a few new songs, but guitarist Joe Perry said he's not sure at this point if they will lead to another album.

Steven Tyler Solo Tour Dates:

June 12 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Amphitheater

June 18 - New York, NY - SummerStage in Central Park

June 21 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap

June 24 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center

June 27 - Detroit, MI - MotorCity Casino Hotel

June 30 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live

July 7 - Naperville, IL - Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest

July 11 - Calgary, AB - Cowboys Stampede Tent

July 15 - Sion, Switzerland - Sion Sous Les Etoiles Festival

July 18 - Trieste, Italy - Trieste Piazza Unita D’Italia

July 24 - Barolo, Italy - Collisioni Festival, Piazza Colbert

July 27 - Rome, Italy - Rome Cavea

July 30 - Madrid, Spain - Teatro Real

August 2 - Marbella, Spain - Starlite Festival

August 7 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town

FOZZY Joined By MACHINE HEAD, QUIET RIOT Members For AC/DC Cover In San Francisco (Video)

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MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel and QUIET RIOT singer James Durbin joined FOZZY on stage on March 13 at Slim's in San Francisco, California to perform a cover version of the AC/DC classic "T.N.T." Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below:



FOZZY is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Judas", which was released last October via Century Media.


FOZZY singer — and WWE wrestling superstar — Chris Jericho recently told AXS that he felt "Judas" was going to be a "turning point" for his band. "I mean, you hear that every time a band releases something, but this album really does feel different," he said.


"There's a big hierarchy in rock radio. There are the B-level stations and then there's the A-level that are really the elusive ones," he continued. "They are very, very hard to land. If you can land those, that can get you to the Top 10 and it still means something for you to be able to do that, and 'Judas' has opened some of those doors for us. I think 'Painless', which is going to be our next single, will probably swoop right in there and take over."


Jericho went on to say that "Judas" was a collection of 11 potential singles. "We worked really hard to put together a record that could do that," he said. "I'm not gonna say we were set up to write that way, but once we started getting into a groove, we all really felt these songs were perfect for radio.


"These songs are just very memorable, hook-laden, melodic songs that sometimes don't have a guitar solo in them," he added. "We looked at is as if it doesn't feel right, then all right, there won't be one. For a rock and roll band to do a song without a solo is strange, but for us, we realized if it's not going to add anything to the song, then let's not do it. Once we got that mindset, then the record just came flowing out."


The production duties on "Judas" were handled by Johnny Andrews, who co-wrote FOZZY's "Lights Go Out" track back in 2014 and has written songs with the likes of ALL THAT REMAINS, THREE DAYS GRACE and HALESTORM in the past.


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Motorhead legend Phil Campbell was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. The guitarist discussed his newest band, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and their debut album, The Age of Absurdity. He chatted a bit about his late friend and bandmate, Lemmy, and the Motorhead days as well. Check out the conversation below.

We're talking about the new album, The Age Of Absurdity which is a real high-energy album. Was there a lot of spontaneity or did you have a clear idea in mind all along for how you wanted it to turn out?


We just, we just tried to write this song by song. I mean just, just you know, amazing. Luckily a lot of - all of the reviews have been on our side, they've been fantastic. I think with any good music, I think you just try and write the best you can. We wanted to make a good hard rock album and these things did go out about a life now and everything. But we just planned on writing a good song and then put a lot of good songs together, try and put them in a decent order, so they work and everything, yeah? But no no no, we just try and write good music, you know, that's the basis of it.


There's an old adage, never go into business with family. What's the upside to being in a band with your sons?


Well, at least I can remember their names. No, it's great. We've been playing music together as a family off and on you know, for many years. Like since they're all-- all the kids were like all of five years old. They would have a guitar in their hands or little drum kit and they used to come to some of my pub gigs and sing and now they've grown up listening to music around the house so it's good. We have, I guess just a kind of understanding, a family understanding which is quite undefinable.


If we do have a big disagreement, just one of the drawbacks, then, it's not like you know, here's a father and there's a problem. But it works out great 98 percent of the time. We basically just have disagreements over the music which is good, I think. We all try and chip in, say what we think we need to say to make it a better product.


In addition to The Bastards Sons you've also been working on a solo album. Musically what separates that from what you're doing with your sons?


For my solo album, I had to put it on a bit of a hold to finish writing with the boys and recording the album, the Bastard Sons album. I've got loads of heroes of mine and friends on the album which I'm so lucky. I cannot believe that they've actually performed on my record. This is different, I'm playing piano on it a little bit, really bad piano, by the way. And I've still got a few songs to write on it. I don't know what it will be like in the end. It will be a bit different.


I don't know what people expect really, you know. I don't know. I'll just wait and see. That's the excitement of music. You don't know what's going to come out the end of the rainbow. I would like, in a perfect world, to have it out sometime 2018, this year, if it's ready. If not, if not possible, well yeah it's still going it will come out, it will come out at some point. It's been a long time in the making. Believe me.


Phil, Hawkwind's "Silver Machine" is a song very much associated with Lemmy. What made you decide to cover that song as a bonus track?


Well, it's a great song and I've always loved "Silver Machine." We did it with Motorhead for I think, three to four years somewhere around 15 years ago. I think Lem used to quite enjoy singing it, actually. He didn't complain that much. The crowd loved it. So when my band came together with the all-star band as it was called then, we just were like a party band doing covers. That was one of the songs I suggested. I still enjoy playing it until this day. And we've done a few shows with Hawkwind.


We were lucky enough to play support with them and they were amazing. So we asked Dave one day. We were going to put this on as a special track on our debut album. What do you want to play on it? It was raining that day. By the end of the day, he had done it. He called me up and said, 'Well I'd done it already Phil. It was raining today. Nothing to do on the farm. So I had done some synthesizer, guitar, and some vocals.' And we all feel really honored to have Dave on our version of Silver Machine. It's incredible.


You played in Motorhead in over half your life. What was the biggest adjustment after it ended?


It's like, I lost my friend. It's not being able to pick up the phone or tell Lemmy to turn his bass down. That was a bit of a shock, I used to tell him that most days. With Motorhead, Lemmy and myself - we never talked about the end of the band like we talked about the next tour, song or video, the next movie we were gonna watch. It was never an end to it.


We all knew it was going to come at some point. But, luckily we had music as therapy. It all helped. I'm in a great family of musicians with a great wife and everything. It helped get me through it. It was a bit of blur. I used to have my own posh dressing rooms with Motorhead and with The Bastard Sons, we're not quite there yet. As long as the music is good, that is the main thing. A good crowd, a good receptive crowd and if you've got a good band, it's not really an adjustment. You're playing to people who really appreciate what you're trying to do. If it's in a small venue or massive venue, it's not a lot of difference really. Obviously, what I'm saying to an extreme, there is a big difference. I think Lem and all these Motorhead members would be proud of what I'm doing at the moment with the boys. I think they'd be banging their beer glasses down to the beat.


Tell us what are the plans for touring?


We just got the album out now, we're gonna do our own tour for a month. Then in April, we're gonna do some shows with Ugly Kid Joe in Europe, good friends. Then the usual festivals in the summer, which I'm not quite sure which ones we're doing yet. We have the Chris Jericho rock and wrestling cruise booked for the end of October, that'll be a lot of fun. Chris has always been - it's gonna be a good brilliant of rock and comedy. Lots of other stuff coming in. And we keep writing songs for the band and I'm going to try to finish my solo record. It's looking pretty busy, we've had a great response from people who have heard the album and everything. So, fingers crossed. Usual rock 'n' roll day at the office - they last a year.


From: http://loudwire.com/phil-campbell-solo-album-sometimes-2018/


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According to the Deep Purple site Darker Than Blue, Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover is set to release a 3CD edition of his 70s concept album, The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast.

Says Darker Than Blue: "Depending on how you catalogue them this is about the sixth or seventh. It has the original album, demos (which were on an earlier release but there may be some new ones), and the US radio interview, which came out on Connoisseur years in 1999 (the 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition Digitally Remastered Enhanced CD as the label insisted the cover say). Disc 3 on this new one? Sadly not the live audio of the show, but a facsimile CD of the old EP. Still if you don’t have the album then it saves a hunt, and while the overall concept seems a bit strange these days there are some good tracks on there, and Ronnie Dio was outstanding."


Stay tuned for more details.

JUDAS PRIEST Scores Highest-Charting Album Ever In U.S. With 'Firepower'

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According to Billboard, JUDAS PRIEST's "Firepower" has entered the Billboard 200 chart at position No. 5, making it the band's highest-charting album ever. 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" debuted and peaked at No. 6, while 2008's "Nostradamus" landed at No. 11 and 2005's "Angel Of Retribution" came in at No. 13.


"Firepower" moved 49,000 equivalent album units in first week of release. Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, just shy of the 54,000 copies sold by "Angel Of Retribution" in that album's first week. The "Firepower" chart position was bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in association with the band's current North American tour.


The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).


As previously reported, "Firepower" landed at position No. 5 on the U.K. album chart. It marks the band's highest ranking, and first time in the Top 10, since "British Steel" reached No. 4 in 1980. Elsewhere, "Firepower" has also become PRIEST's first-ever No. 1 in Sweden.


"Firepower" was released on March 9 via Epic. The disc was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for "Firepower" was created by the Chilean/Italian artist Claudio Bergamin.


JUDAS PRIEST "Firepower" world tour marks the band's first run of dates since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. He is being replaced on tour by Sneap, also known for his work as the guitar player in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT.


Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the degenerative condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was going to sit out touring activities in support of "Firepower". The guitarist, who is now 70 and has performed on every PRIEST album since the band's 1974 debut set, "Rocka Rolla", is not quitting the band, but simply cannot handle the rigorous challenges of performing live.


The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.


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Roger Daltrey has revealed that he doubted his new solo album, As Long as I Have You, was worth recording, until he was talked into it by his Who bandmate Pete Townshend, who wound up appearing on seven of its tracks.

The follow-up to 2014’s Going Back Home – a collaboration with Wilko Johnson – will be released on June1, and was completed after Daltrey suffered viral meningitis in 2015.

“There was a time there when I didn’t think I’d make it at all,” the singer told Mojo in a new interview. “But this incredible peace came over me. I’ll never forget it.” However, he still had doubts over the material when he went back to work. “Pete was the one who convinced me that it was great,” he said.

It’s been 12 years since the Who released their most recent album, Endless Wire, and Townshend said that he had certain requirements if they were to make another record. “You know, the difficult thing for Roger and me is that we never really collaborated on a creative level,” he said, “not even in the way we plan stage shows. Either I am driving or he is driving. The next Who album if there is to be one really needs to feature songs from Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend in equal numbers.”

Elsewhere in the new interview, Daltrey recalled the time he briefly left the band in 1965 as a result of his colleagues’ behavior. “I agreed to go back and the agreement was that they stop doing drugs onstage," he said. "I didn’t give a fuck what they did offstage. But when the music’s getting fucked up ’cos you’ve got so many purple hearts inside of you. … Everything’s double speed and you can’t get the words in. … When rock gets too fast, it comes off the ground. It’s no longer a rock. It’s a bag of wind.”



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Germany’s Jaded Heart have released their new single "One World". A lyric video for the song can be found below. The track is featured on the band's new album Devil's Gift, out on March 30th via Massacre Records.


The album was mixed and mastered by Erik Mårtensson, Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork. Pre-order the album here:






"The Enemy"

"Set Free"

"Scream Of Anger"

"Tears Of Our World"


"One World"

"Story Of My Life"

"Coming Home"

"Conspiracy Of Science"

"Final Moment"

"Black Days" (Digipak Bonus)

"Flying High" (Digipak Bonus)


Check out the "One World" lyric video here:



From: http://bravewords.com/news/jaded-heart-release-one-world-single-lyric-video-streaming